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Stuart Milne

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  1. The honest answer is I forgot to add it, and I know I said I would. I'm not sure coding it would be the priority for the rules team either, but I'll get it added for next time.
  2. @PigeonStrangler I've read your posts and I thank you for your feedback. To clear something up, this is what the balance attribute is for... This determines how accurately the player can kick while moving at speed, and how good he is at staying on his feet after crossing the ball while running at a high pace.It should also be taken into consideration when considering how well he keeps his balance when challenged, although Strength is the main determining factor for that. So I think 10 is ok, but it will be reviewed mid way through the season, as all players and attributes will
  3. Yes, we've included this. We might need to tweak the nature of the affiliation if we haven't got all the right stuff done for it, but it is in.
  4. I've detected that under 18s football is a bit of a passion of yours so please let us know which players are missing. Please bear in mind that as a result of COVID-19 a lot of clubs released a lot of their u18 squads due to cost cutting and when the teams are playing u18s football, the lineups are hugely supplemented by under 16s or kids who have just turned 16 in real life and missed out cut off date. Like I say though, if you know of players who are missing and who fit the criteria for inclusion then let us know. O'Donnell is an issue that's been fixed. McFadde
  5. I think finances definitely will come into play. BTW @wardog I just wanted to say that I always enjoy your well thought out posts and you pose good questions for us to consider. Keep up the good work!
  6. Rangers shouldn't be finishing 20 points behind Celtic with the ratings we have give both sides so that is something worth examining. However we'd have to see it as a recurring trend and also look at transfer activity etc because that can have an impact too.
  7. There are some valid points here which we will look at. But Hallberg being on the transfer list is not something to raise here as it's not a data issue (which i thought you would know as a well known contributor to these data threads over the years). And your comments on salaries are just not valid. How do you know what Porteous - a fixture in the Hibs side - negotiated in January? Similarly, how do you know what Nisbet was signed on for from a Championship side. Please keep your data issues objective and not based on hunches.
  8. But you aren't though. You are angry about how the coaches and/or scouts at Rangers perceive the players to be. That is entirely different to how they are actually rated. If a player like Katic as a Current Ability of 125, how is that wrong in your eyes? Do you think Rangers wouldn't be able to sign a player with a Current Ability of 135? And if they did, and you had Katic as a 4 or 5 star player, then what should the 135 rated player be? 5 stars too?
  9. If you have a look a few posts up you'll see that what you are defining as CA/PA and what we are defining as CA/PA are different. I'm talking about how we actually rate them, while you are talking about how your coaches or scouts are rating them within the game based upon what they see as Rangers aspirational level. So, if you think Rangers team is full of 5 star players at Rangers level, then fine, but if I was a Rangers fan, I'd look at Katic, Barisic and Tavernier and think "Well if we assume Brian Laudrup, Paul Gascoigne etc are five stars, these guys definitely aren't". Do yo
  10. It's a fair point to make if you look at results, but Europe can be tricky to use as a measuring stick as they are one-offs. If we're going on one offs then if Livi beats Celtic do we rate them similarly? As it happens, Rangers and Celtic are pretty much on a part with the top clubs in Portugal, with Porto being a bit better than them both. I think that's fair.
  11. The star system is relative to a) How good the coaching/scouting staff are rated on Judging Ability and Judging Potential b) The base level of ability at Rangers Not what we rate them as. Hope that makes sense.
  12. Hi Reiss, The Scottish League is researched by a team of Scottish football fans who - I'm almost 100% sure - are all Scottish, are all season ticket holders at Scottish clubs and who all live in Scotland. We care about Scottish football and are entirely realistic about it. I had a look at the posts you made to be directed to this thread and I would quash your argument where you claim "it’s a joke that championship players have better ratings" simply by saying this... Rangers have a higher average CA for their top 16 players than any English Championship side. Even I was surprise
  13. Remember that Transfer budget includes signing on fees.
  14. That’s not a Scottish data issue as we don’t set it
  15. Glass’s injury didn’t happen in pre season for United though and his injury won’t show up in the game because of the date it occurred. So it’s a unique example but I’ve made the correct call
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