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Thread: Top-14 draw

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    Top-14 draw

    Out of curiosity, since we now have 5 substitutions instead of 3, does that change the Top 14 draw? I can't speak for myself since I always have a few high quality substitutes for red cards and formation flexibility, but I have friends that were hardcore top-14 manipulators that seemed to have gotten matched with competitions based on their starting line-up. Anyone know if they changed the how they draw teams in competition match?
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    Make sure you count academy players in best 14.
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    Hello InvincibleGinger FC, so far there is no change in the draws for competitions where only the 14 strongest players on your team are taken into account. The players in the youth center are not part of this calculation, I did some tests and they didn't interfere with the calculation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paivinha View Post
    Hello InvincibleGinger FC, so far there is no change in the draws for competitions where only the 14 strongest players on your team are taken into account. The players in the youth center are not part of this calculation, I did some tests and they didn't interfere with the calculation.
    Youth players are taken into account in the calculation.

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    Guido, i'm under that same impression, but have you made some testing, Paiva has made some pretty solid tests and now i'm a bit ballanced!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUNO FC View Post
    Guido, i'm under that same impression, but have you made some testing, Paiva has made some pretty solid tests and now i'm a bit ballanced!
    Sure. A few times already I forgot to release the free youth academy players before the season was over. The draws for next season were a lot harder these times. 60% or 1% for three players, that makes a lot of difference on the average.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido van den Berg View Post
    Sure. A few times already I forgot to release the free youth academy players before the season was over. The draws for next season were a lot harder these times. 60% or 1% for three players, that makes a lot of difference on the average.
    60% instead 1% basically increase the team AvQ arround a 5% per player...

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    Quote Originally Posted by khris View Post
    60% instead 1% basically increase the team AvQ arround a 5% per player...
    Indeed. For three players the difference is about 13%. That will lead to an entirely different draw for the next season.
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