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    Ranking special abilites

    Hello everyone!
    It is now a new season, a new challenge. I just won the league title by beating my friend in the last round. He was 2 points ahead and led 0-1, but I won (all hail Corner Kick Specialist!!!).
    For most of the time I played, I had a relatively high quality squad, but a very small number of them had special abilities. Now I have decided to go in hunt for those kinds of players more. What I want to know is how valuable all these SA really are?
    PK stopper? 1-on-1 stopper? Aerial defender? Defensive wall? Dribbler? Playmaker? FK taker? PK taker? 1-on-1 scorer? Shadow striker? Which SAs are a superb addition and are there any useless which I should totally ignore?
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    Definitely go for aerial defender and shadow striker. Free kick taker and defensive wall could be quite useful as well.
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    Corner kick specialist is one of the best imo ;-)
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    I know. That is why it is the only SA I didn't ask about in the post
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    aerial defender and defensive wall are actually noticeably useful, shadow striker can be useful but it also means one player keeps taking long shots

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    Ah alright^^
    I'm sorry that I didn't remark that...

    Have a look here:
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    That's an interesting article from Spornybol about Special abilities
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    Its difficult to say. There are ones that are easier to get a feel for because they are part of events that happen more often. Like corners & free kicks and their defensive equivalents (aerial defender and defensive wall being 2) - that might in itself be enough reason to get them.

    I get a lot of goals from corners and free-kicks and those taking them have the SAs but they are also my best players. But a lot of goals come from dead balls anyway.

    So I want Aerial Defender and Wall. If I got a winger or 2 with Shadow Striker I'd be pleased too.

    SAs confuse me but I'd rather have them than not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffs Mad View Post
    SAs confuse me but I'd rather have them than not.
    I agree, but I won't go out of my way and get into a bidding war for one
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    My top 4 Special abilities specialist.

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorRedDevil View Post
    Hello everyone!
    It is now a new season, a new challenge. I just won the league title by beating my friend in the last round. He was 2 points ahead and led 0-1, but I won (all hail Corner Kick Specialist!!!).
    For most of the time I played, I had a relatively high quality squad, but a very small number of them had special abilities. Now I have decided to go in hunt for those kinds of players more. What I want to know is how valuable all these SA really are?
    PK stopper? 1-on-1 stopper? Aerial defender? Defensive wall? Dribbler? Playmaker? FK taker? PK taker? 1-on-1 scorer? Shadow striker? Which SAs are a superb addition and are there any useless which I should totally ignore?
    My TOP 4 Specialist to have
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    1- Aerial Defender
    2- Corner Specialist
    3- Defensive Wall
    4- Free-Kick Specialist

    I play Narrow Diamond/attacking/counter most days, this list should vary somewhat for each different team according to formation and tactic, I would love to put "Shadow Striker" too but AMCs are not everyones cup of tea. And my experience using "Dribblers" and "Playmakers" has been nightmarish as they tend for me to just be Yellow card MAGNETS!
    Happy hunting!

    Ps. In football it's better to be lucky than good!

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    And just another thought on SAs before I forget to mention it (again).

    We usually think of SAs as a bonus (if any). There could be a trade off - IF we say that a Playmaker gets a bonus to things like passing then its possible he also gets a penalty. So, if we think that might be possible, we might want to take a balanced view/guess on what are the bonuses and penalties and see whats more important. Maybe a FK specialist can't head it....but if its an MC who cares; or a Playmaker can't tackle without fouling - that might be more of an issue.

    But who knows - I just make things up as I go along - if it works, great, if it doesn't, I make up something else and stumble along. >.<
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