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I don't want to report it as a bug yet until i see if other people have noticed this but i seem to think there is a large number of penalties in this years game. 

 

I have had 12 in 31 games which seems quite high to me.

 

Is anyone else noticing this or just me ?

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Not sure I am seeing a large amount of penalties in normal games, but the ratio of misses and saves seems too high. 

I've had several shootouts were more than 60-70% of the pens were missed or saved. Butland saved 4 penalties for me against Real Madrid in a shoot out (+1 in normal time). I had an FA Cup shoot down were I lost to Newcastle, I missed 4 pens in that as well. 

I am wondering if pen success is now dependent on too many stats, finishing, composure, technique plus the main penalty stat all seem to be considered.  Whereas really it's a specialist skill, a lot of good pen takers are not necessarily going to be good at finishing shooting in normal game situations (which the finishing, composure and technique attributes are for) 

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12 hours ago, josh381991 said:

I don't want to report it as a bug yet until i see if other people have noticed this but i seem to think there is a large number of penalties in this years game. 

 

I have had 12 in 31 games which seems quite high to me.

 

Is anyone else noticing this or just me ?

8 weeks into my save in the Championship, and this is the amount of pens for the teams who've had one...

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Doesn't seem excessive to me. My own have neither scored nor conceded a penalty in this time. In fact, there hasn't even been one in my 8 games so far (10 inc cups) 

 

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54 minutes ago, tajj7 said:

Not sure I am seeing a large amount of penalties in normal games, but the ratio of misses and saves seems too high. 

I've had several shootouts were more than 60-70% of the pens were missed or saved. Butland saved 4 penalties for me against Real Madrid in a shoot out (+1 in normal time). I had an FA Cup shoot down were I lost to Newcastle, I missed 4 pens in that as well. 

I am wondering if pen success is now dependent on too many stats, finishing, composure, technique plus the main penalty stat all seem to be considered.  Whereas really it's a specialist skill, a lot of good pen takers are not necessarily going to be good at finishing shooting in normal game situations (which the finishing, composure and technique attributes are for) 

Very valid points. I've always thought the Penalty skill should be largest the most telling, and then 2-3 mental attributes (Composure, Decision Making) and then hidden stats (personality, temperament, pressure etc). That way you can discover who are your good penalty takers. You see alot of holding mids and CBs who are excellent in penalty shootouts. Its a temperament thing more than a technique thing in my opinion. Especially in shootouts. 

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33 minutes ago, matty2323 said:

Very valid points. I've always thought the Penalty skill should be largest the most telling, and then 2-3 mental attributes (Composure, Decision Making) and then hidden stats (personality, temperament, pressure etc). That way you can discover who are your good penalty takers. You see alot of holding mids and CBs who are excellent in penalty shootouts. Its a temperament thing more than a technique thing in my opinion. Especially in shootouts. 

It's actually something I've considered over the last few versions of the game. It seems unlikely to be able to produce a reliable penalty taker, especially outside of the striker/goalscorer roles. 

 

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I've not noticed an excess of penalties, just that whenever one is awarded the referee seems to be on or near the halfway line so the camera pans back to him dramatically to do the hand signal. Could well be that I'm only remembering those instances though.

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