I know this will obviously depend on the attributes of the staff member in question, but has anyone ever found a scout to be completely off about a player? Ie a low rating, particularly for PA, where in fact the player has then gone on to become much better than what the scout/assistant report has returned.
I say this as I take on a LLM (Vanarama South) game where I'm signing 16 year old regens who are available at the start of the game. An example is two comparable regens in turns of attributes, one has a max 5 star predicted rating, another 4 star. The potential 4* player has better striking attributes yet is rated the same for PA as the other regen, in fact his specifically attacking attributes are better than my first team players many years his senior. From what I can gather, my assistant doesn't think he'll improve much beyond my first team strikers, something I'd be quite surprised about considering all the years of development ahead. The only downside is his "unambitious" personality which I would hopefully shake off but no guarantees. A real shame considering his promising attributes for the level.
I have always tended to show faith in my scouts, particularly high attribute ones, but with managing lower league and with my scouts having lower stats, is it wiser to trust in my own judgement? Just wondering whether others have noticed how likely scouts are to make an error in judgement.