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  1. swansongs

    [ENGLAND] Premier Division Data Issues

    Paul Dummett's home reputation is probably too high given his international standing. Looks a bit quick based on what I've seen of him, too. Ben Davies' Runs With Ball Down Left PPM doesn't reflect how he plays irl. Very rarely have I seen him try to take someone on down the wing.
  2. swansongs

    [ENGLAND] Reading Data Issues

    Chris Gunter is left-footed in the database. Should be right-footed. Very much second choice to Connor Roberts for Wales now, so his Home Rep will need looking at in the next phase.
  3. swansongs

    [ENGLAND] Premier Division Data Issues

    It's a friendly so even if he plays (almost certainly won't) he's still qualified for England. We don't get many dropouts after players represent us in the youth levels (as Rabbi has) but could still happen.
  4. swansongs

    [ENGLAND] Premier Division Data Issues

    Low 150s is an amazing PA. He's not particularly athletic so I'm not sure anything higher is remotely realistic.
  5. swansongs

    [ENGLAND] Premier Division Data Issues

    I disagree. How our data is communicated to players in game is if anything more important to get right than under the hood accuracy. And even if it wasn't, getting hammered during the football season isn't excellent professionalism. Maybe in the '80s and '90s but not any more. Standards are higher among top level athletes.
  6. I don't think it has any effect on the movements made, just the player on the ball's tendency to wait and play that pass should it appear.
  7. The actual way to fix the issue is to sell them and buy players that don't second guess your training schedules.
  8. It actually refers to attributes, not specific training sessions they want to be doing.
  9. swansongs

    [ENGLAND] Premier Division Data Issues

    Leaving at the end of contract is a player's decision in the game. It's the club/manager that have decided not to offer him a new contract irl. If that gets set then human managers won't be able to offer him a new deal if they want to keep him, which he seems entirely open to (provided they meet his insane asking price).
  10. swansongs

    [ENGLAND] Premier Division Data Issues

    Pace 11 isn't slow. It's faster than the average professional footballer. Dele's always whinging about his speed in FIFA, doesn't deserve an upgrade imho.
  11. swansongs

    [ENGLAND] Premier Division Data Issues

    A bit more clarity would help with players like Dan James, who is - in basic terms - absolutely rapid. But he also takes quite a long time to reach his top speed. He can beat a lot of players in the Championship with a quick burst over 5 yards, but when he gets some space to open out he seems to find 2 or 3 extra gears that players around him simply don't have. Is that good ACC (current rating in the database is 15) or would a lower ACC value (maybe 8-10) be more appropriate in the match engine, bolstered by his high PAC value (I seem to remember Bale and Ronaldo having similar attribute distributions two or three FMs ago)?
  12. swansongs

    [ENGLAND] Premier Division Data Issues

    I asked for specifics about the relationship between pace and acceleration a few years ago and didn't get any definitive answers. Either Acceleration is an independent attribute linked to specific metres per second per second rates (so two players with the same ACC starting from a standstill would move at the same rate until they hit their respective top speeds) , or it's tied to the player's overall pace, and a player gains a specific percentage of their top speed per second (so the player with the higher top speed would always move faster, but both would reach that top speed at the same time). Or maybe it's neither (or both).
  13. swansongs

    [ENGLAND] Premier Division Data Issues

    Doesn't say where they sourced their figures. Unlike in Italy, UK clubs aren't required to publicly disclose their individual player wages, so it's (usually) impossible to know what the real amounts are.
  14. swansongs

    [ENGLAND] Premier Division Data Issues

    The attribute guidelines we get aren't actually very detailed. Maybe a third of them are still just one sentence ("Tackling - How good he is at tackling."). In-game tooltips often go into greater depth. The definition of Balance is pretty clear, though. It's an accuracy modifier for actions performed at pace, and is also taken into consideration during physical challenges (but Strength is still the most significant attribute there).
  15. swansongs

    [ENGLAND] Premier Division Data Issues

    It's frustrating trying to buy wingers and mobile 10s when most of the promising ones irl can't play the ball accurately while moving at pace because of their low Balance attribute.
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