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Going Professional, progress complete but still Semi-Pro

Started on 15 May 2017 by Madness
Latest Reply on 26 June 2017 by Beranger
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Hey all, I'm looking for an answer to a question that google cannot provide if someone more experienced in FM17 would be so kind.

So I started taking a club from the lowest league to the highest a few days ago, something I've done numerous times in previous FM's but it's the first time I've done it in FM 17. After winning the Conference South and FA Trophy, as well as hitting the 4th round of the FA Cup. The resultant prize money, rises in merchandise and ticket sales meant the board agreed with my desire to go professional at the end of the first season, great I thought.

So on the 22/05/2017 the bar for Professional status started progressing and on 11/07/2017 it completed. But then nothing happened. I'm now at the 25/07/2017 and the bar is still sitting there full and the club is still Semi Professional. This is something I've never encountered on previous versions of FM, Professional status was always completed and announced either the day the bar filled or the day after.

Is this a bug or does the process work differently on FM17? I appreciate any help people can offer.

Cheers. :)
To any that have read this and are curious to know. The status problem resolved itself at the end of the following season. Going professional just before the players went on holiday. Perhaps it was a slight bug, or simply that professional status takes a season to complete(to see if you make the financial/reputation requirements over a longer period rather than just in one instant), if it's the later then the progression bar needs some tweaking to represent that more clearly.

But to any that encounter this same issue, wait and hopefully come the next season end it will resolve itself as it did for me.
Thanks mate. Dealing with the same issue, was borderline getting worried about possible bug or something.

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