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Dean Gripton

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    Work on English research of the FM db.

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  1. Because Cook's progress was halted by his injuries and his PA is so much higher than his CA. So, even if Cook does improve, which is very possible, he'll not improve enough to reach that PA. Worrall's CA/PA gap is lower, so it is much more likely he will reach it.
  2. This is nothing to do with the data, nor is your post about Russell Martin. Neither has an end date for their current job set in the database. Therefore, your bug is nothing to do with the database.
  3. 14-17 would be fine for his aerial reach. Thanks for spotting the error, it's now been fixed for the final update.
  4. No, because his date of birth is Nov 2004 which means he is too young to be included.
  5. Worrall has every chance of reaching that 142 and becoming an established Premier League defender that rating would imply, so there is nothing to reconcile there. He'll play very well for you in your FM save, if managed properly. Absolutely everything that happens to him in your save helps dictate the likelihood of him reaching that PA! His (hidden) mental attributes are good so that will help, but of course it's not a guarantee because he could do his knee in during the first match, etc. The researcher watches all possible games (clearly not all U18s and U23s are as easy to watch this s
  6. Knowledge has been assigned to him in the database.
  7. The Gibraltar Head Researcher added some of them in his spare time. He is trusted to do so. We're concentrating on improving non-league research at levels 7, 8 and 9, before wasting scarce time on level 10. Until we get 7, 8 and 9 to be much better, we have not got time to moderate any lower than that.
  8. It's set in the database as being Arsenal paying his wages for the first season only. We'll take a look at why it continues past that first season.
  9. Santy has explained the recently-changed approach to not reducing PA. The high PA is kept to enable the game AI to understand the highest potential he had, even if it is unlikely he will now reach it. Two serious injuries, to an ankle and knee, have been a major factor in him not fulfilling his clear potential. Cook is very unlikely to reach that PA in any savegame, so it's a moot point anyway.
  10. I'll take your concerns up with the researcher. There is a further data update planned, as previously explained, and any changes made would be included in that.
  11. ForestStoney. Your post has been hidden as it is an insult-filled rant. That said, I'll take on board the criticism and address them. I discussed Lolley, Figs/Worrall etc with the researcher, and he was ok with the ratings. You are aware that, in football, some people have different opinions. Well, that's what has happened here. Fin Back's 'best' position is calculated by the game to be in defence, but that is due to his good mental attributes. I'll nudge the DC rating down to 'accomplished' which will mean the game code works him out to be a ball-winning midfielder.
  12. Towler has a 14 (competent) rating as MC. Edwards - will add DR as a 10 at most, but that's really not a major issue.
  13. Yes they will Christina_D, thanks for your input. Obviously some of those events happened after the data lock for this update, as explained above.
  14. OMG! Yes it does. Furman's Current Reputation was 103 in the release version of the game. We changed it to 95 to reflect his dropping reputation, but I made a typing error and it was recorded as 195 instead of 95! Hence his sky-high value, which takes CR as a factor in its calculation. This has now been rectified for the final data update, thanks for spotting it.
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