Re: Vast improvement of Soccerwiki needed
id say so, in terms of career and ability.
This is one thing that bugs me about peoples perceptions over ratings, when you start hitting the higher levels, you got to think about the players career too.
The majority of the above are all 'winners' in the past, and also alot are in decline from even higher ratings, and many are going to drop over the next 6-12 months. Mangala has achived comparatively very little in the game.
But with topics like that, everyone is going to have there own personal opinion & also as there never has been any 'fixed' explanation from day 1 on who warrants what rating. I guess its there to give people reasons to debate ratings and also remove making the game far too predictable?
Of course people have different opinions, but if you go to Mangala's profile on soccerwiki, there are dozens and dozens complaining about his rating and that he deserves to be higher.
I wouldn't consider players like Criscito & Jagielka "winners". Apparently they're regarded as better than someone who has just become the most expensive center back in world football, was instrumental in helping Porto win league & domestic titles, and was outstanding in the majority of their Europa League matches - hence the eventual transfer to the English champions.
It's not just me who is perplexed by this - many others around the world are too.
Re: Too Many Glory Hunters in this Game!!
Couldn't disagree more with this tbh. When I sign a 75-rated 18 year old, I can't say how his career will turn out, neither can I say how his rating will rise over the years. It's a gamble, simple as that. Granted, it's not a huge one given the price, but 100 x 300k still works out at a tidy sum for the kind of club that I was at.
"Doesn't take a lot of effort either" - again, couldn't disagree more. For some players, I actually took the time to look these guys up and get reviews before signing them, unlike most managers imo, who just search for a world star and slap in a big bid. For example, I signed Calum Chambers when he was 17 and cost about 250k, after looking him up and reading some great reviews from Southampton's Youth Team manager about how good he will become. Now he is worth like £6m and rated 85 on the game?
If it really was as effortless and simple as you imply, and these were obviously "good youth players certain to rise" then those guys would have been taken by the managers who were already there before I joined that gameworld. To suggest otherwise would be nonsense.
However those players were not taken, and probably because the managers were already happy with their immense squads.
If anything is effortless, then it would be to search 92+ rated players and just say "Falcao, right let's sign. Di Maria, I've heard of this guy, right let's sign. Tiago Silva, wow, let's sign."
For me there is no skill there whatsoever. Picking up the best players doesn't make you the best manager (not that I'm Implying that I'm the best either because I never proclaimed to be). But if I'm going to play this, then I would rather challenge myself than be lazy, just pick up the best guys and destroy everybody else.
PS It amuses me that people would think I'm more of a glory hogger for signing a bunch of randoms over a bunch of Messi's. Really have to giggle at some of these, but each to their own I guess.