Hattrick Football Association

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The Hattrick Football Association or HFA is a mystic organisation located somewhere in the Hattrick world, which has made a grand total of 5 announcements, published as My Hattrick messages:

29.02.2008 Experts predict new spectator behaviour
The Hattrick Football Association has published a press release about their findings after a spectator behaviour research:

First it's important to say that in general, teams will still get the same income from attendance even though the spectators will behave a bit differently from now on.

We already know spectators rather sit under roof in rainy and cloudy weather nowadays. Next to that, our experts in spectator behaviour also predict fans will be more reluctant to travel to see their team play away, they rather see their team at home instead. This means the attendance figures will depend much more on the home fans, and less on away fans. As a result, managers will be in better control over their own attendance and not be as “hurt” because the away fans are angry.

Teams may however notice a drop in maximum attendance, but we advise teams not to panic and demolish arenas before knowing exactly how their spectators will behave.

06.07.2007 Club owners threatens to cancel next season
The Club Owners Federation (COF) may take drastic action if the Hattrick Football Association (HFA) and the Player Union does not respond to their demands.

- Many clubs are losing money today and the situation is getting worse. We can´t accept this anymore, the chairman of the COF said today. According to the COF, the current salary deal with the Player Union is too generous and should be renegotiated. They also point their finger at the HFA on the need to increase ticket and sponsor income. - We have raised these issues many times, but the HFA and the Union haven’t listened to us. This time we will not back down so easily, the chairman continued.

The HFA released a written statement, confirming negotiations will start this weekend. “A solution can be found, but we must not lose the long term perspective. Money is one thing, but we also need to motivate all smart managers to continue doing what they are doing right.”"

18.10.2006 The new deal
In a press conference yesterday the Hattrick Football Association (HFA) announced some economic changes for next season.

First, they have agreed terms with a computer manufacturing company which will invest in the HFA, with the money going straight into the pockets of all Hattrick teams.

HFA has also signed a new contract with the Global Agent Organisation (GAO), a contract containing lower transfer agent fees.

The HFA has also decided to lower the interest on money in the bank.

A spokesperson for the HFA stated "We are very pleased to announce this new deal for next season, even though we will have to get back to you with more exact details later on. Hattrick's background economy is healthy, the amount of money per team is increasing and this new sponsorship deal will further improve the situation. We also hope the transfer market will get a positive injection from lower agent fees and lower interests."

25.08.2006 Bankruptcy change
The Hattrick Football Association (HFA) has had enough of supporting players in bankrupted teams.

- As of September 11, 2006 we will no longer pay salaries to players in teams that have gone bankrupt, HFA's spokesperson says.
- This will of course mean that those players will leave their bankrupted teams and quit playing football since their teams cannot pay their salaries; but we don't see any reason for continuing to take the economical damage for teams going bankrupt.

National team players will however not quit if their teams go bankrupt. HFA will make sure they get transfer listed.

30.10.2005 Wing Attack training problem
The Hattrick Football Association (HFA) has confirmed speculations regarding flaws in the recently introduced Wing Attack training scheme.

- There was a mistake on our part which has led to players not receiving the correct amount of training. They have also experienced form loss, says the HFA spokesperson. - We deeply regret any problems this may have caused managers, but unfortunately we can not undo these effects. New training instructions has now been printed and distributed to all teams, making sure the correct procedures are followed in the future.

It is basically just used to reflect real-life football by the HT's as another "fun" element in the game. The HT's use it to make announcements about the game and other features that need addressing as seen above.