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davidnsquires

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  1. Injuries after 3 substitutions

    I've been trying different strategies given that it is the demo. Fitness seems to get quite low for some players, so I've been making substitutions at similar times to dontask in the hope that they aren't showing as "Tired" going into midweek games. I'm at the point though where the thought of making 3 subs is scary because I feel certain I'll be down to 10 men shortly after. I also had one game where I ended with 9 men, having already made 3 substitutions on about 75 minutes.
  2. So far I've been enjoying the demo. One thing has frustrated me though. I've made the allowed 3 substitutions in a game 5 times. All 5 times I've then had a player injured within about 5-10 minutes of the substitutions, taking me down to 10 men. Five times out of five is just too much! Are others experiencing the same issue?
  3. Is it time for Variable PA

    For the vast majority of situations I think the potential ability method is the way to go. There is a small number of situations where it isn't, but I'm not sure it warrants the extra programming that would be required. I'm actually going to take an example from another sport, cycling. Lance Armstrong was a world class cyclist (including winning a world championship in his early 20s), but because of his build he was never going to win the Tour de France. Of course, after recovering from cancer his build and physiology had changed to such an extent that he was a completely different kind of cyclist. The result is that he was able to go onto win 7 Tours (de France). One might argue that his potential was increased by the cancer, but it wasn't. The potential was always there, but required major changes to be reached. Without the cancer he would have been successful, but probably no-where nearly as successful as he was following the cancer. I think it could work if major events altered potential slightly, but probably only negatively or selectively on certain characteristics. So, a player who suffered a couple of severe hamstring injuries may have a similar or slightly reduced potential, but his injury proneness would increase (due to torn hamstrings being problematic in the future). Also, the potential gains in his pace and acceleration might decrease. The injury shouldn't necassarily affect his passing or anticipation or whatever other potential, but could certainly have an impact on certain areas.
  4. I lived next door to Clinton Morrison for quite a while. He's a decent guy and a good laugh.
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