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Hello and good morning to Sports Interactive and to the rest of the forums. During my time of playing Football Manager and Championship Manager, and I've played since CM Italy back in 1993. If one would look at my steam library, they would find all the versions of Football Manager, and probably be shocked at exactly how many hours I've put into these games. - but I simply love these games, don't you? In the past, there have been so many helpful people around these forums that could help eachother, even in cases, Sports Interactive employees / administrators step in to clear something up. - and I hope this time, to END the many assumptions about HOW two-footedness works in Football Manager. Now, Football Manager has certainly come a LONG way since they first started out, and each iteration brings more and more reality to the 'game' and we simply cannot get enough! But there are aspects to the game, which easily gets misunderstood, even for people that have played the game for years on end, or even for people that also have an amateur, semi-pro or even pro football career in the real world. One of such bandits is the "Two-Footedness" I personally see a player being able to drible, tackle, pass and shoot successfully with both feet as someone that is somewhat rare and should potentially be able to suit more 'roles' and be a generally better player than someone who isnt adept with both feet. But within the game itself, this just doesnt seem like the case? I know a two-footed striker should have more options in front of goal, but how do be know? Becuase its logical, or because SI tell us so? - The answer is, because its logical! And then when you also factor in, that how good a player is with both feet, also limits his total potential attributewise, then surely, two-footedness MUST be good. But Sports Interactive as far as I can tell on the forums, has never, EVER been here to tell us this. So all we can do, is guess - but is that fair? Considering how much the 'Current Ability pricetag' that comes with two-footedness ability? I've tried to create my own personal tests over the years, but I can never come to any real conclusion, because there are so many factors to consider. Lets consider for posterity, that you have two strikers. Striker A, has poor two-footedness, but he has superb finishing (finishing, composure, decisions and technique) with his good foot - he rarely misses the target. Striker B, can use either foot, but he has average finishing (finishing, composure, decisions and technique) he doesnt always get the shot on target, but he can use both feet. I don't see the Match Engine giving the two-footed player any benefits in front of goal, in my tests (yes personal experience) Striker A always scores alot more than Striker B. Here are some questions for Sports Interactive, and anyone else that wants to comment on it. But please, we are all humans, and NO one outside Sports Interactive, knows the inner workings of the match engine. 1) - What are the 'direct' benefits to a player having good ability with both feet, to one not having good ability with both feet, considering how expensive two-footedness is. - And please, no 'logical' answers that you think is the correct answer. 2) - Does a player with 15+ ability on both feet have some invisible boost to his visible attributes, since they are generally lower than someone with poor two-footedness? 3) - Why can a left wing inside forward, with only good right foot ability, still cross as well as a left-footed winger on the left wing when he gets the chance? I am really hoping for some clarification into these questions from Sports Interactive, not direct answers as to how it works in the match engine - some secrets are best left alone. But at least some understanding for us average joes out there, that just dont understand the logic behind some of the things in this greatgame. Thank you.