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So I've noticed that my players have a lot of secret PPMs that aren't visible in the game, I guess they work the same way as the hidden mental stats. Common hidden PPMs are:

Forwards

Shoots against opponent's legs

Allows defenders to catch up

Midfielders

Shoots from byline

Defenders

Runs alongside attacker

Runs alongside team mate running alongside attacker

Goalkeepers

Stays on line

Anyone else noticed any other hidden PPMs?

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I'm in a good mood at the moment so I'll keep this open so long as people can keep it light-hearted

Let's see who out of the community have some comedy gold tucked away.

OP appears to have the same keeper as me but I do have another Defender PPM

Defender (full back)

Runs away when losses ball

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? I'm sorry but this has brightened up my day...

Midfielder (AM/T)

rounding the keeper and whacking it over the bar

Goalkeeper

amazing skill of diving over the ball as it rolls underneath him

Are personal favourites of mine

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"Plays with shoelaces tied together" - a lot of my players got that one.

"Prefers to hit other players when attempting to clear the ball from danger" is another one.

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I have a small forward with an amazing PPM, really happy i found it.

Forwards

Out-jumps 30cm taller defenders to win headers

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I have a small forward with an amazing PPM, really happy i found it.

Forwards

Out-jumps 30cm taller defenders to win headers

That would be Alexis Sanchez then. Only ... he does that irl.

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i've found one that is not positional at all

"argues with manager about plying time"

and one for fullbacks:

"ignores wide threat and tucks in"

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A couple of days ago I tried a 4-3-3 with one CM and two WMs. To my dismay all four players I tried in the WM positions happened to have this PPM.

Wide Midfielder

Ignores Sit Narrower PI and Play Narrower TI and keeps one boot on the touch line at all times.

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I think the pitch I just played on had the Pitch Preferred Maneuver Is a pinball machine rather than a football pitch after a farcical goal in which a weak header from a corner bounced off my goalkeeper's hands, off the bar, off the far post, off my left back standing at the far post, off the far post again, back off my goalkeeper's chest and into the net.

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This made me chuckle a bit! Thanks for keeping this open..!

Btw all my defenders also have this as written above:

"Prefers to hit other players when attempting to clear the ball from danger."

Mostly when it results in opponents coming completely free with gk.. :)

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My substitutes all have the PPM "Performs Star Jumps during Warm Up".

My Avatar has "Stands with Arms Folded on Touch Line Looking Moody".

My Chairman has "Rejects Any Request to Expand Stadium".

My Star Winger has "Do a Little Jump to Avoid Tackles as Often as Possible".

My Newgens have "Be as Useless as Possible Unless There is Already a Young Star Player in that Position".

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Some slight deviations from the true PPMs:

Likes to fail to beat offside trap

Plays one-twos with opponents

Marks opponents loosely

Hits free kicks with no power

Stays forward at all times

Plays no good through balls

Plays short complicated passes

Switches ball to opponent on other flank

Runs rarely without the ball

Likes to lob crossbar

Plays with back to ball

Possesses long flat face

Places shots into stands

Tries to play into trouble

Relies on weaker foot

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This is one my opponents tend to have...

Defenders

Dives into through balls.

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Goalkeepers: Drops ball often

Defenders: Likes to backpass over byline

Midfielders: Doesn't want to retain possession

Wingers: Waits with crosses until defender arrives

Strikers: Avoids scoring at all cost

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As the ball never made contact with the pitch I think you're being unduly harsh in it.

You're correct; I think it might be more accurately assigned to the ground as a whole.

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Here are some I've seen:

Goalkeepers

Dives whenever opponent shoots

Parries ball to opponent

Center backs

Likes to remain stationary

Watches opponent shoot

Fullbacks

Switches possession to other team

Strikers

Shoots wildly

Hits woodwork

Likes to miss penalties

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Goalkeeper

Stays in line at all times

Avoids first shot on target

Defender

Likes to direct tackled balls into opposition striker

Tries tackles inside the box often

Runs with ball inside own box

Winger

Looks for touchline shot rather than attempting to pass

Knocks ball past touchline

Striker

Likes to hit keeper

Places shots on woodwork

Avoids using strong foot

Any position

Stays injured at all times

Likes to fall when tackled

Tries killer tackles often

Argues with manager

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All my defenders have:

Under no circumstances marks an opposition player closely at a throw in.

All my midfielders have:

Gather in a group and runs alongside the opposition for 10-15 seconds and under no circumstances make a tackle

All my strikers have:

Hits GK with shot, regardless of where the GK is positioned

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All my strikers have- stand in an offside position and block teammates shot.

Gk- Make hollywood diving saves when shots are going way wide

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Forwards

Shoots against opponent's legs

Allows defenders to catch up

Plays one-twos with opponents

Plays short complicated passes

Switches ball to opponent on other flank

Likes to lob crossbar

Plays with back to ball

Center backs

Watches opponent shoot

Fullbacks

Switches possession to other team

Winger

Looks for touchline shot rather than attempting to pass

Knocks ball past touchline

Any position

Stays injured at all times

Legitimately lolling here! 'Plays with back to ball," and "Knocks ball past touchline" especially. :lol: :lol:

How about:

Scores when about to be substituted

Likes to round the corner flag

Prefers to score first goal of season against human opposition

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My every AMC have Plays through balls only when the receiving player is in an offside position. Also all my STs have Doesn't know what offside means. These two combined is a killer combo.

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I tend to find my full backs have "delays cross until opponents is in a position to block"

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Some pure gold here. :D

My full back and wingers seem to have Aims Crosses at Opponents' Shins.

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My Defenders have:

Tend to make dodgy backpasses

Stops for fag break when in possession

Phobia of heading the ball

My strikers:

Attempts Drops goals often.

Oh the wonders of non-league football, eh?

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my striker has

"avoids headers"

and

"preferres to meet the cross with volley"

btw, i think this is one of the best feedback threads on ME behaviours in ages

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You might be right, comedy always has a habit of going right to the truth & keeping it to short PPM's is genius, tubby deserves praise for starting this off.

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Until previously if for some weird reasons you let your wide backs go man to man on opposing wingers, this would trigger the Arrives too late in own area ppm, briefly also known as admires opponent from distance whilst being called stares at back at all times in the prototype stage.

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Comes deep to take a chunk was also pretty neat. Been long removed though due to legal reasons. :(

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How about closes down regardless for like every centre back in the game, or wait is that possibly tactical? Not sure, but how about the converts teams' only shot on target against human managers on just about any pish forward, or are those possibly perception bias? (Wait, don't answer!) :-P

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Forward= Always shoots from 30 yards and goes over the crossbar

would make great NFL kicker

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The guy who takes my free kicks has;

Chase after ball when shooting at goal

He does it a lot especially if the ball is going high to wide of the goal.

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This brings back painful memories of my early years at my club. Most of the PPM's here could be copy & pasted onto my lot of talentless hacks back then.

Goalkeeper (i often wished he would just get a serious injury, because not playing him resulted into quite the whinefest.)

-Drops ball often

-Smears gloves with butter

-Fears the ball

-Dives away from long shots

-Stops giving a toss when leading

Central Backs (all of them...unfortunately)

-Dives into ankles

-Tries killer tackles

-Hangs onto shirts

-Likes to break offside-trap

-Heads corners into corner

-Suspension prone

Full Backs

-Runs into opponents

-Crosses with eyes closed

-Boots ball out of stadium

Ball Winning Midfielder

-Kills buildup

-Passes into no-mans-land

-Runs from position

Inside forwards

-Likes to dribble himself

-Stays offside often

-Jumps like toddler

-Cuts the cheese

-Delicate as a flower

Poacher

-Shoots from everywhere

-Is two-footed left

-Master of field goals

-Fears goalkeepers

-Hates substitution

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Just seen an AI keeper with a beauty.

Attempts to deal with high crosses by crouching low

It might be a low hidden depth perception attribute, can't be certain.

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