Because he was a youth player and one for the future. How can we build for the future if they just want to leave. The game will die
my main issue was I had only just bought him at the end of last season. New season started and he wanted more money. Could give it to him because of the rule. By time I could it was too late.
I don't really have an issue except at start of season when there are so many friendlies. But my point is say if at the end of the previous season you bought youth player and these request a wage increase at the start of the new season. You cannot offer them an increase for many weeks due to them recently joining. There moral therefore goes down quickly every turn and you can do nothing about it!
The rest of the time it has encouraged me to rotate my squad and move on players not getting games therefore giving me more to do so I'm all for it.
I'm sure I can remember seeing a message setting out what increase to moral playing a senior/youth game gives a player. Could you show this again Adrian?
So if a player is not quite good enough to play and is hardly ever played then why is it out of order that he would want to leave for a club where he could get game time? The purpose of including morale was to force some squad rotation, as the complaint was that the same lineup could be chosen every week. A secondary purpose was to avoid player stockpiling - at least encouraging managers to loan out their promising youngsters.
I'll boost the morale boost for game time in first team games, but friendlies cant be used to boost morale unless those who don't play in the friendly also get a commensurate drop in morale.