GingerPete wrote:Whats are theories on this?
Is a good player a good player regardless of the division he plays in?
Or does this experience get used in the match engine?
A good player is a good player regardless of the division.
Apart from the 'obvious', where you have close to 200 stat players which are going to be good due to their quality, you can get players that are slow and dirt cheap, but still able to do a job.
Its been mentioned before, it's to do with the Agility factor.
I have bought players with Agility close to 200 as poss, but have pretty much no pace or anything else. Players bought for as little as £1k in some instances ... and quite often they are young non-league players (don't even have a division registered to them). Always try to buy players that are higher in value with the Agility at 200, but sometimes esp in the start of the game this is not always possible due to finances.
I even buy these type of players just for fun when in the top division, just to see how much I can develop them from year to year.
The thing that you will notice is that these players have VERY high skill stats. They may not be athletes, and very crap if you control the whole team, but if you play in position, or better still "result only", these players are able to hold their own, often getting on the scoresheet.
A £100k player with high agility, 18/19 years old, with skill stats of 150+ can dribble the ball really well and score goals from acute angles, with power, even in the top division. You're taking more of a gamble with defenders, as quicker players can outrun them, but at the top end of the field its not so much of a problem, as they are further advanced and players feed them the balls, they just need to dribble a little and unleash some clinical finishing. Can work well as supersubs late on in the game!
I don't know if there is a hidden stat... maybe... maybe not... I rely on my strong transfer skills (!) haha, and I know when I can spot talent. You need to scour the market for ages!!!! I go through all the price brackets... long and ardent task, but can prove to be very fruitful, and satisfying.