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    Default Potential Ability!!

    Hey guys,

    I have a very important question with FM Scout!

    Which do you look at more? The potential ability out of 200, or the percentage out of a 100

    For example, there is a player who has a potential rating of 191, but his percentage is at 74%

    On the other hand, Matic, has a PA of 171 but a percentage of 79%

    Im really confused??

    What matters the most here people

    Please get back to me

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    Default Re: Potential Ability!!

    don't post player names and their PAs without any warning. Some people don't want to see them.

    As for your question, don't trust either of those numbers. you need to actually look at the attributes of the players and decide for yourself which is more important. And also with development, the future percentage changes dramatically. So you can't rely on those.

    Just don't get obsessed over those numbers and try to enjoy the game.

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    Thanks mate, no worries

    Sorry about the naming of the player

    Cheers

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    I always favour the percentage rating,and i swear by the hidden stats too..Injury proneness max on 14,Consist. and Imp Matches on and over..this usually divides the men from the boys

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    Percentage is better in my oppinion if you have to play player right now, but if player have higher PA, that means that you can reshape his attributes via training, so he could have little higher percentage

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    I go with the good ol' reliable scout reports
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    I look for good PA every time, combinded with good ambition and professionalism.

    When you say "percentage" in this case, what exactly do you mean then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crewe_Alex View Post
    Thanks mate, no worries

    Sorry about the naming of the player

    Cheers
    Just a hint, actually editing out the player's name will probably be appreciated more than the apology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLJ27 View Post
    I look for good PA every time, combinded with good ambition and professionalism.

    When you say "percentage" in this case, what exactly do you mean then?
    I'll bump this and hope someone can answer, cheers.

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    Default Re: Potential Ability!!

    Definitely PA.

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    Default Re: Potential Ability!!

    I go for a mixture of both.

    A player with

    PA 170
    85%

    would probably be better than a player with

    185
    70%


    But I always check their Work Rate, Ambition, Professionalism and Determination first.

    Found out recently if they're low in these attributes then they take a lot longer to develop, and some may never reach their potential

    And if they're high in these attributes the player with 185/70% could increase their Percentage over time... I think?

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    Default Re: Potential Ability!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JLJ27 View Post
    I look for good PA every time, combinded with good ambition and professionalism.

    When you say "percentage" in this case, what exactly do you mean then?
    My last try on this one; what do you mean when you say percentage? Where do you see it and what does it mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chochip View Post
    don't post player names and their PAs without any warning. Some people don't want to see them.

    As for your question, don't trust either of those numbers. you need to actually look at the attributes of the players and decide for yourself which is more important. And also with development, the future percentage changes dramatically. So you can't rely on those.

    Just don't get obsessed over those numbers and try to enjoy the game.
    there are a lot of players named Matic. i for one have no idea whom he is referring to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugen64 View Post
    there are a lot of players named Matic. i for one have no idea whom he is referring to.
    Me neither, not for definate anyway. But it's still doesn't detract from the fact that people *may* know and the fact that player naming without spoiler tags or a warning is not allowed.

    Back on topic, I never have and never will use a 3rd party scouting tool. I'm not going to preach about the rights and wrongs, it's just something I don't do ;)

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