Hattrick Football Association
|You shall not have more than 50 players||26.11.2008|
|The Hattrick Football Association has decided to introduce a squad size limit next season (starting Jan 2009). This limit will be set to 50 players. If you have more than 50 players in your squad you will not be able to buy new players or promote youth players.
- "We felt some clubs were pushing the limit for what our administrative systems and personnel could, and should, cope with", commented a spokesman of the HFA about the decision to turn the old squad size recommendation into a more strictly imposed limit. He also added that even though the HFA will not force teams with larger squads to offload their players, the HFA can't be held responsible for any problems involving larger squads.
|Experts predict new spectator behaviour||29.02.2008|
|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.
|Club owners threatens to cancel next season||06.07.2007|
|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.”"
|The new deal||18.10.2006|
|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.
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."
|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.
National team players will however not quit if their teams go bankrupt. HFA will make sure they get transfer listed.
|Wing Attack training problem||30.10.2005|
|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.