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  1. IRL these players are already attached to a club at that age. The youth intake in game represents players already at your club being promoted into the U18/U19 squad.
  2. You still aren't getting that they would be part of the same game - FM so would still be judged like that and you would have no end of users complaining on the forum that a female player had too high CA, strength, pace, height etc etc etc. So at least now you are accepting that it would need a modified ME which in itself makes it very unlikely to happen.
  3. While it might seem that way its really not that simple. On one hand women play football different to men despite it being the same game while on the other it would look wrong to have a women's team rated as highly as a men's. You also have technical issues with some attributes linking to height/weight etc. So basically could you simply change the names and the sex? Yes Would it look right? No.
  4. How would it differ from the way three DCs work now or when you use two DCs & a halfback in the DM position? From what I see what you want already happens.
  5. No doubt other systems could be made as has been discussed in other threads. If you were starting from scratch some of them are very viable and worth considering however to replace the PA system we currently have it would have to be something better and not just doing the same job to make it worthwhile from both a financial & time POV.
  6. I have no idea what you mean by that. What do you mean by engine? Whatever you mean I don't see how you come to the conclusion that that something isn't balanced. PA works as it is, it has worked as it is for well over 20 years and performs the task required of it. If you want to remove it the tasks that it does need to be done by something else or in a different way.
  7. I don't really feel like getting into a long winded discussion yet again so basically because without a cap there would be far too many Messi's & Ronaldo's in saves and it would be far too easy for human users to cheat and gain a team full of them. PA is a soft cap of sorts. It controls the rate of CA growth of each player. The further away from their PA a player is the more their CA will grow and likewise the closer they are the less their CA will grow. Therefore PA acts as both a soft & a hard cap within the game.
  8. There are other theories inc one from many years ago suggesting that 10,000 hours of practice would make you good at a professional sport. If that was the case though why aren't the top football clubs churning out loads of top footballers every year? Then you can point to our DNA and how that affects our physical & mental characteristics. We know everybody is either left brain or right brain dominent, same for hands & feet as basic examples. No matter how many hours I put in my right foot will never be as good as my left & my left hand will never be as good as my right.
  9. Thats just not true I'm afraid. Scouts don't see PA, they give you PPA (Perceived PA) based on the player's CA + age + other factors. I can show you literally thousands of examples where a player has come into the club with 4/5* PA and ended up maxing out at 2/3* by the time he is 21yo. I can also show you players who have come into the club with say 2* PA and gone on to be far better than that. Potential is fixed when you are born, whether you fulfill that potential is dependent on all those other factors. Like hundreds of other threads on the subject over the last
  10. Each attribute has its own weighting/ratio to convert it to/from CA, the weighting also depends on the position the player plays and how natural he is in that position. In a perfect world that weighting would reflect exactly how important the attribute was within the ME and every attribute would have a 100% balanced weighting. To me though that is very close to impossible to achieve given the number of attributes, positions, how natural a player is & how all the attributes interact with one another within the ME so its to be expected that cases like this will appear.
  11. Not particularly worrying IMO. As Ed has stated above altering one attribute results in a knock effect on other attributes making them higher or lower to keep the required CA of the player. What you can theorise from it is that the weighting for decisions is probably a little too high when compared to the effect it has within the ME.
  12. The usual answer is that record books IRL list league appearances only. In more recent times with the internet its probably getting easier to source information on other appearances and perhaps something SI should consider changing in the future.
  13. We have a new database every year because human researchers can't accurately predict the future and as no-one has found a way to accurately predict the future its something we have to live with. Having a variable PA wouldn't fix that problem either because you still have no way to accurately predict the future. In terms of newgens its a none issue because the game is god in that respect.
  14. I don't see anyone asking the important question - Why are you getting sacked? Results? League position? players unhappy? poor transfer choices? something else?
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