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  1. It's great to read that about McShane as I felt a little dishonest when I did this myself in my save but reasoned that it would happen in real life. I'm pretty sure footballers at the end of their careers would happily join a more repeatable club (especially one like Man Utd) & enjoy the facilities as well as doing a bit of mentoring & coaching rather than dropping (far) further down the football pyramid. Noble at West Ham is currently doing something similar (although he's still club captain & a squad player) but Snodgrass stated that he had a similar role before being transferred
  2. Are they good with both feet & Clarke isn’t? I find that inflates a coaches opinion of a player’s ability. And have they been in good form like the other posters have suggested?
  3. I think that you're definitely onto something here. I just looked at one of the other hopefuls that I sent out on loan to the Isthmian Premier league. He played 26 times & scored an average rating of 7.52 for the season. His attributes haven't changed & Genie Scout tells me that his CA has improved by 1 point but my coach now rates him as a Vanarama National League player (whereas previously he was a Vanarama North/South). This is despite him only playing in the Isthmian Premier & enjoying no attribute increases. So it really does seem that playing well in a far lower league g
  4. I agree, they seem to love speed (rightly or wrongly). It's just that this player has always had 15 pace & acceleration but was only regarded by this coach as a National League player. A year later & after a decent performance in that the National League, my coach believes him to be a leading League 2 player (after no increase in attributes). I ignore the stars etc but am just trying to better understand what's made my coach change his mind so drastically.
  5. Yes! He had an average rating of 7.20 over the course of last season. He was played as a striker & scored 21 goals in 42 matches. He also got 8 assists & 9 POM awards. So that would explain why he gained an increase in reputation? He now has the joint highest world rep (1.5 stars) in my squad along with 2 of my experienced players who are internationals for their country. So the coach is judging him as a 'leading League 2' player because he performed well in the National League & enjoyed an increase in his reputation? That's strange! Even stranger is the fact that the res
  6. Thanks, some good points there. The part that has me most confused is the coach's description of the player now being a 'leading' League 2 player whereas he was only rated as a Vanarama League player. Espcially as he's now rated better than some of my alternatives for that posoiton who I feel are better (albeit a little slower). I always took more notice of these written descriptions (compared to the stars anyway). Am I wrong to do so?
  7. Hi guys, Just as I think I'm beginning to get a good grip on understanding the game a spanner gets thrown in the works! The spanner in this case is a 21 year old winger with good potential. Here are his attributes at the beginning of my save: My best judger of CA says he's 'operating at Vanarama National level' & gives him 3 stars. He won't get into my first team (even as a sub) due to his attributes & I considered whether to sell or get him a decent loan but then got a loan offer from Barnet who are in the Vanarama National League. They promised to play h
  8. I suppose that you're not allowing for the element of 'chance' in your calculations/expectations. That relatively low ambition would also hold him back as its equally as important as professionalism & determination amongst morale & training facilities as mentioned by @Seb Wassellhere: Just a few posts above @Seb Wassell also says: 'Determination, Ambition and Professionalism all contribute exactly the same amount towards the progression score. However a certain progression score does not guarantee a certain level of progression. A progression score only gives the player a ce
  9. To summarise the discussion I linked, height doesn't matter at all. It's purely cosmetic. The attribute 'jumping reach' has already taken height into consideration therefore, a 5 player who is 5’7” with a jumping reach of 11 will reach the exact same height as a 6’3” player with a jumping reach of 11. I think that it may have been different in earlier installments of FM when the attribute was called 'jumping' & not 'jumping reach' but I'm not certain about that.
  10. Sorry if I’m coming across as argumentative, I’m just trying to help people avoid a common misconception that previously caught me out. ✌️ Yes I agree, the online manual confirms that ‘height’ doesn’t matter, only the jumping reach counts. You can see it being discussed here:
  11. Yes, that's correct, the height is purely cosmetic & only the jumping reach counts for how high a player can reach to head the ball.
  12. Watch the replays & find out what's going wrong. Are the players who you expect to be first to the ball actually winning it? If not, check attributes such as aggression, determination & bravery & compare those to your last CB who you sold. Perhaps they aren't being outjumped but outfought in the air? How about positioning, concentration & anticipation? If they win the ball, are the team scoring from the second ball? If so, consider their heading attribute, if it's poor then they may be winning the ball but heading it straight back into danger. Checking the replays will tel
  13. I thought that the jumping reach already takes into account a players height? If so, his height doesn’t matter, it’s just window dressing for immersion purposes. I believe I’ve read that a player who is 5’7” with a jumping reach of 11 will reach the exact same height as a 6’3” player who also has a jumping reach of 11. This players lack of aggression would also hold him back in being the first to get his head to the ball (if all else is equal between him & a more aggressive player).
  14. Which unofficial update were you using? I hope I’m not using the same one! Perhaps you could PM me if you’d rather not list it here? Unless it was one not hosted n this site? Thanks
  15. Hey guys, I have a question for you: I’m managing in League 2 & aiming to get promoted within the next couple of seasons. In your opinion, is it worth me restarting my save but adding these leagues so that I can (potentially) pinch high potential regens from the leagues below? Do you get any regens with the potential to make in League 2 & above? Will these leagues add high value to my experience despite the fact that I won’t be managing lower than League 2 in this save? I’d probably only add a couple of leagues below the Vanarama South/North. Thanks!
  16. A good idea but I read that it causes your youth players to miss a lot of training due to travelling for youth games & resting. You can see it being discussed here:
  17. Hey guys, I have a question for you: I’m managing in League 2 & aiming to get promoted within the next couple of seasons. In your opinion, is it worth me restarting my save but adding these leagues so that I can (potentially) pinch high potential regens from the leagues below? Do you get any regens with the potential to make in League 2 & above? Will these leagues add high value to my experience despite the fact that I won’t be managing lower than League 2 in this save? I’d probably only add a couple of leagues under the Vanarama South/North. Thanks!
  18. I suppose it’s probably a case-by-case situation depending on the players that you have (or can get) to covert. It also depends on how much crossing you want them to do & things like corners & long throws too. FB/WBs are likely to be better at these things but are usually hardworking with stamina too. On the other hand, I often read that other FM players find that there’s a lack of quality wing-backs in the game so converting ones of those may not be the wisest of choices?
  19. Thank you for your great reply. As I'm managing in the lower leagues, usually only requirements 1 & 3 are possible. I think poor training facilities probably still beats sitting on the bench for me once the player reaches the age of 18? Especially considering my facilities aren't much better!
  20. Hi guys, I have a 22 year old goalkeeper who has a decent potential star rating (4 stars) but his ability is only 2.5 stars). Usually I’d consider this age to be too late for an outfield player to reach his full potential (in FM at least) but I know that in real life, this is considered a young age for a goalkeeper. Does Football Manager reflect this? Do goalkeepers have more time to make significant development? Thanks.
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