Originally posted by DirtyJoe:
Originally posted by Sheer Class:
You could go to the best facilities in the world, have the best coaches and have the best opportunities to prove yourself.
The simple matter is if you aint got talent you havent got a chance
Tell that to Gascoign, Le Tissier, Liniker and Best. These were all naturally talented players who weren't really bothered about training and that sort of thing yet they still shone out above many other, harder working players.
If you take two kids at 15 and one is miles ahead of the other in terms of natural talent then no amount of training will make the other player better than the naturally talented one. Unless the naturally talented player just completely stops playing football and turns into a fat knacker. But that will never happen in FM.
For me a kids potential depends on a number of things. Natutal talent due to genetics being one. The amount of football they play from an early age and the environment they grow up in being others. But by the time they are 15 (the age they enter the FM world) there potential and personality is set. So from that point on they're only going to ever be able to reach a certain level. Of course players peak at different times but this is down to Current Ability and not Potential Ability. But by the time a player is around 15, if he hasn't got potential then all the best coaching in the world is only going to improve him as far as his potential will allow.
So for that reason I think the PA system in FM is perfectly fine as it is.
Sheer Class I would have to disagree with your statement. Its never about talent, Talent is developed, life and sport is about attitude, dedication and commitment. 2 kids aged 15, 1 kids is streaks ahead of the kid as fas developed talent and Skills at that age. The kid with less talent, takes it upon himself to improve, through training and commitment, at the age of 21, i tell you the kid that worked harder and was more committed will be the kid with the better talent!!