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    Im Man Utd and have ben foster as my gk, hes world class gk yet hes 2nd to Paul Robinson. My foster is playing very well this season his best yet averaging 7.19 and Robinson is 7.14. My foster is much more balance as a keeper and pretty much only beaten by 1 stat in reflexes every where else he either equals or has higher.

    My question is how can he be over picked....

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    David James has been immense over the last few years, yet Carson and Robinson were picked ahead of him.

    Team chemistry plays a part as well, if the two CB's work well and are used to Robinson it could be suicidal to suddenly change GK.

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    England managers in real life aren't always right in player selection and thus they won't always be in FM. It is down to the individuals judgement and opinion. Just look at Le Tissier being over looked in the mid 1990's ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Le God View Post
    England managers in real life aren't always right in player selection and thus they won't always be in FM. It is down to the individuals judgement and opinion. Just look at Le Tissier being over looked in the mid 1990's ;)
    I think they've got bang on if they play James, Johnson and Defoe.

    I think there was a reason Le Tiss didn't get picked on a regular basis which was probably work ethic

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPompey View Post
    I think they've got bang on if they play James, Johnson and Defoe.

    I think there was a reason Le Tiss didn't get picked on a regular basis which was probably work ethic
    no, they'd have it dead on if they also picked Crouch, Campbell and the others!

    But to the point. It happens all the time. My young goalkeeper Nick Jordan at Pompey is a real big star, with high stats and he's not picked - why? because the current goalkeeper is established with the centrebacks which is important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PompeY2J View Post
    no, they'd have it dead on if they also picked Crouch, Campbell and the others!

    But to the point. It happens all the time. My young goalkeeper Nick Jordan at Pompey is a real big star, with high stats and he's not picked - why? because the current goalkeeper is established with the centrebacks which is important.
    Additionally, and as per the manual. there are rough ages which players in certain positions are said to mature and play their best football

    PS Play Up POMPEY

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    In answer to the original question, FM decisions are made way too often based on reputation, and reputation points are very hard to acquire.

    In answer to the Le Tissier thing, the reason he wasn't picked is that he wasn't good enough over 90 or even 45 minutes. One game in ten he'd put in a storming 90 minutes, but mostly he was very ordinary except for two or three moments of brilliance which often won/rescued the game. From my memory of pub-bound conversations at the time, I think we concluded it was his athleticism that let him down rather than his natural, undeniable skill.

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