Players sold at full price



  • @supernova-8
    Hi I have a question on this old topic. Can you as a Mod confirm of deny if the player age has any influence on the selling chance? Will a 23 year old player that is listed for 14.5M be sold faster than a 35 year old player that is listed for 14.5M or do they have exactly the same selling chance?


  • English Moderator

    @koningco Hiya Paul! 😄 Long time no hear mate. Good to see you on the forum.
    My regards to the ToT !

    About your question... I can share with you my personal opinion about this matter, simply by using my common sense.

    Facts about the transfers:

    The computer or the Osm engine handles the transfers for each league and as we all know they are 100% random.
    I can only guess that there is always a specific amount of players that move from Clubs to different Scouts and to different Transferlists nonstop via the Osm engine.
    My second guess is that the majority of managers tend to buy or scout more often younger players instead of 30+ ones.
    Now I know for sure two things. I usually tend to sell my oldest players during the preparation days or during the first rounds of each league cause I prefer to have a balanced squad with young players and some experienced but I never keep too many of old age like 30+ or 35+.
    Unless of course one of my old players is a high rated football star, haha.
    But in the end I can see that players of all ages are getting sold through the system , cause there is room and place for all the categories.

    Advantages of old players: They have a bit lower prices compared to youngers of the same power/rate. Plus we could also use them as Specialists for the role of the Captain.

    Disadvantages : Their fitness drops faster compared to other younger players while playing round after round and possibly they could get injured more easily if we tend to play too aggressively. Plus, they get lousy results for each training session or a friendly ! 😟
    For example , look at these results from my first friendly match. Look at what our dear Rooney got for improvement here... Ehhhhh... 😅

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    Like I said earlier... That's just my personal opinion about your question Paul. 😊
    What do you think about it ?



  • Yes Sophia, it was already 4 years ago that I last played OSM. I had a great time in ToT. A lot has changed since that time. I guess player age doesn't influence the selling chance, but I am not sure because I haven't played for so long. Any other opinions are welcome in this topic.

    Beside my question I don't think there is an relationship with which players
    are bought or scouted in other leagues. My explanation for this is that goalkeepers seem to sell quite easy while not many managers need goalkeepers (you only need 2 GK's in your squad while you need at least 4 players in every other position). Also cheap players (below 2M market value) are easy to sell while nobody else want to buy/scout these players. Selling my attackers is the most difficult so far.


  • English Moderator

    @koningco said in Players sold at full price:

    Beside my question I don't think there is an relationship with which players
    are bought or scouted in other leagues. My explanation for this is that goalkeepers seem to sell quite easy while not many managers need goalkeepers (you only need 2 GK's in your squad while you need at least 4 players in every other position). Also cheap players (below 2M market value) are easy to sell while nobody else want to buy/scout these players. Selling my attackers is the most difficult so far.

    Wow! Four years, never knew that. In that case , welcome back to action Paul ! 😄
    Age makes no difference but player's price does.
    GKs are the cheapest players while FWs are the most expensive. So yeah , your post makes sense.
    About the number of players that every squad requires : I'd say 4 is like you said the very least. Ideally we need 5 to 6 for each position to help us with their rotation, except for the GK.
    For this position I try to have 3 GKs but the third one can be a very weak one.
    I just prefer to be sure that if anything goes very wrong with one of my good GKs then I will be able to put him for sale immediately!
    If I have only 2 GKs then game doesn't allow me to sell one of them. 🤷



  • Still a mystery is the algorithm of buying players by the computer. At random? It's not enough for me👀


  • Indonesian Moderator

    @steaua4ever_79 said in Players sold at full price:

    At random? It's not enough for me

    no one knows how it works, but I think its not random at all, it use some logical algorithm, like you can sell your cheaper player easily compare with the expensive one



  • @steaua4ever_79 Exact algorithms will always be a mystery, that's something only for GB to know.



  • @pwhitters I just had to eventually adjust to people doing that and start doing it myself. This is because most Osm managers have found this is the most successful way of getting the most money out of selling players. I had to start selling my players at full price because if I didn't, I would be behind in squad value and all the good players on the transfer list would be gone quickly.


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