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My current Player Manager team

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:28 pm
by alkis21
Ever since StingRay from the English Amiga Board made a hard disk install patch, I've been playing a lot of Player Manager. I keep records of my team for every season, so I thought I'd share the starting lineup with you:

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So what do you think? I confess that there is small amount of cheating involved: as I always play 'as a team' and that's not an option unless my Player Manager is on the field, whenever he gets too old I use a Hex Editor to 'reset' his age at 18. But that's the only stat I change, and I don't even touch the other players.

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Re: My current Player Manager team

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:01 pm
by Danne
Great Team Alkis!

I wish I had stored the teams which I once had.

Re: My current Player Manager team

Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:50 am
by alkis21
I thought I'd post my progress, so here are the stats of my current team:

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As you can see, I'm constantly flirting with the 200 goals / year (11.11 avg) but I've only managed to make it once. I also managed to not concede any goals at all last season for the second time.

Re: My current Player Manager team

Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:54 am
by Stainy
Nice..


I have four binders with stats and game stats from all my years - uptil 2184 :)
3 saves per season as well... but I don`t cheat.. I manage now.. although I know I can insert a player manager at any time.
Shame we can`t up the skill level of the other teams a bit!

Re: My current Player Manager team

Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:29 pm
by alkis21
Stainy wrote:I have four binders with stats and game stats from all my years - uptil 2184 :)


I remember you mentioning in the past, that is awesome. How about scanning some random pages for us?

3 saves per season as well... but I don`t cheat.. I manage now.. although I know I can insert a player manager at any time.


I admit I do cheat... just enough to help me keep playing as a team for eternity. I really wish I didn't have to, I wish Steve would implement a better transfer system and the option to choose any player as a PM... but I never reload after a bad result or an injury for instance.

Shame we can`t up the skill level of the other teams a bit!


So true. Imagine if we could replace the regular teams with those of Return to Europe...

Re: My current Player Manager team

Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:37 pm
by Stainy
Playing the RTE teams? man that would be awesome, and very hard at the same time... I could see lots of sackings!
Unless I had a player manager back in my team!

Re: My current Player Manager team

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:58 am
by Robert Swift
I can see that you retrain your players in order to balance their stats (who wants anyone with under 100 shooting after all) but be careful, if you leave people out of position their value is reduced and they get poor MORALE. As we subsequently discovered, morale is a very important semi-hidden variable that enables Player A to push Player B over. I think you should be pushing for higher Tackling on your defenders and higher Shooting score on your forwards. Anyone with 160 shooting can produce a straight shot or cross but 180+ means shooting through opposition keepers. You seem to value a high passing stat. Again, it's useful in PM but not as useful if the teams are transferred to KO2. Although I guess this is not the aim for you - but it would be nice for us to have a PM vs PM friendly don't you think?

Re: My current Player Manager team

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:49 am
by alkis21
Robert Swift wrote:I can see that you retrain your players in order to balance their stats (who wants anyone with under 100 shooting after all) but be careful, if you leave people out of position their value is reduced and they get poor MORALE.


I try to find the golden medium. Just like real football, it is very difficult to keep everyone happy. In your opinion, what does "out of position" mean? Is it just a question of whether the player is a defender or midfielder or is it more complex than that, for instance whether you play him left or right or too far front? I tend to believe it's the latter because some players are never happy.

I think you should be pushing for higher Tackling on your defenders and higher Shooting score on your forwards.


That is the general idea. Although finding expensive defenders is really hard; sometimes I resort to buying midfielders with an adequate tackling skill and retraining them, especially as wing backs.

You seem to value a high passing stat. Again, it's useful in PM but not as useful if the teams are transferred to KO2.


Yes, passing is very important in PM and you can score some very interesting goals with the right players.

but it would be nice for us to have a PM vs PM friendly don't you think?


Sure!

Re: My current Player Manager team

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:48 am
by Tripod
alkis21 wrote:Image


I would have expected a higher aggression value for Alkis Polyrakis. ;)

Re: My current Player Manager team

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:19 pm
by Robert Swift
Also, a lower Stamina :lol:

Re: My current Player Manager team

Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:41 am
by Billy Minof
Great teams lads....I remember some of them names.

Danne wrote:Great Team Alkis!

I wish I had stored the teams which I once had.


Me too. :( I even have a 3.5 inch floppy drive on my Pc which I could have used to get it. :oops:

Re: My current Player Manager team

Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:49 pm
by Maragenie
Great side Alkis, truly wonderful team. How did you manage to get your player 200/200 pace and stamina? (Hex?)

I'd kill to have Maragenie 10 leading out my side each game. :/

Re: My current Player Manager team

Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:19 am
by alkis21
Maragenie wrote:Great side Alkis, truly wonderful team. How did you manage to get your player 200/200 pace and stamina? (Hex?)

I'd kill to have Maragenie 10 leading out my side each game. :/


Nah, as I said in my first post I never edit a player's stats, only my PM's age so that I can keep playing him. Of course that makes him better and better every year so don't look at him, he's the only fake player of my team.