Arranging 60 friendlies per season is, in my opinion, the most boring part of the game. On the other hand, you can't really afford to skip matches, since this will result less revenue compared to other teams which is not huge, but will quickly add up (60 games = ~ 6 mil). My suggestion is to drop income from friendlies, to get rid of this chore. This will halve the amount of must-have games per season. The rest could be arranged when needed to build up morale or test tactics. This could potentially make tournaments more popular, since a lot of managers arrange friendlies in advance, long before the game, and can't cancel it in favor of a tournament if they have a spontaneous wish to join. Overall, this will make game less tedious and more fun for people who dislike friendlies.
Yeah just join custom cups and use the same tactic in all friendlines. Then you have to spend 10 min in total per season
You have to play atleast 30 friendlies anyways, else you will get behind on xp gains too and not just income.
And friendlies also provide a very valuable and guaranteed morale gain between a lost match and your next competitive match. You get 2-3 morale per friendly for all players who played even 1 min in the game - do not underestimate that extra 2 points in morale for 14 players, that can be a huge boost if you are playing teams close to your rating.
If you find it hard to arrange friendlies for every round, just create or join a custom cup. If you are a plus member you don't have to worry about your match getting accepted, a bot will join if nobody else joins until the beginning of the round of the friendly. Cups are also guaranteed to go ahead now once created. And in your tactics page, select a predefined tactic under "Custom Match Tactics" if you are short of time, that selected tactics will be used for every friendly match and cup.
1. Choose only custom cups with league format
2. Create two different reserve line ups. One when you need morale boost and one when you dont.
Its part of the game, it makes the game active too, meanwhile its not a must to play all friendlies.
The income is considered a reward too.
I hate friendly tournaments because i play weak team always.
So because you dont want to put in the little required effort no one should have the opportunity. Sounds like a healthy principle.
All interesting stuff 🤔 We've only played 2 friendlies & that was pre season. Might have to re assess?
Keith, yes, really important to play 30 friendlies to gain xp
Blimey, ok thank you both👍