On a serious note, Will's departure from the game is a massive loss granted. But it's just the latest in a long line of managerial departures who have gone, and more worryingly not been replaced.
When I first joined, We had Dan@Plymouth, Henrik@Brum, Rupert@Empoli, Lee@Juve, Ross@Everywhere, then we had Phil@Arsenal and Rich@Brum to join in with. We've also lost Matt@Hull and Dan@Sunderland too. I realise some of these were two years ago, and arguably, the game itself is better now than it was when they left.
Myself, I don't want to quit, I am however more worried about the future of the game than ever before. It just seems that we cannot attract managers for love nor money and I don't know what to suggest.
I agree with Tom, that the interaction on the forum has gone quieter, in my opinion that's because there's not anyone in the game that doesnt have a half decent squad. We dont have "Dave@Blackpool" or "John@Hull" who are tryin to build their sides and get better players from the more established squads.
I also think it's harder than ever before to sign players, which is good for the game. However, I wonder now if it's too hard?.
Examples of this in the last 4 weeks for me are.
I wanted to add two more wingers to the squad. I found Mark Arnautovic at Innsbruck (I think), he was already 9797 and reality managed. His stats were rubbish and certiainly didnt warrant the sacrifice of someone like Demba Ba to get him in. In the olden days, I'd have been able to trial him, or swapbid him in. I couldnt trial him as Innsbruck are reality managed, and couldn't swapbid him for the same reason.
Then I found Pablo Hernandez (Swansea winger) somewhere in Spain. Again, he was never going to be a major part of the side, but would have suited the squad. Despite him being at an unmanaged club, I couldnt trial him as Spain is a protected league.
I also tried to NEW 15 players last turn, and didnt get one of them. Now, I'm sure I just got unlucky in the players I picked, but they were all 'below the radar types', I wasnt trying to NEW Adnan Januzjai (or however you spell it) or anything.
So, persoanally, I'm on a bad trot with trying to improve the squad, unless I just buy someone from Jamie, which seems to be the only way I can get someone in the door.
My work is also catching up with me in the same way Will's is, I havent done my turn yet, and I'm not sure I'll be able to get it back unless I email it.
Not sure what to suggest, but very much up for the fight to improve the interaction in the game if everyone else is.