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    Why must strikers have to have the defending stat and why does a defender have it too

    Why must a striker defend and a defender have to attack..? It shouldn't even contribute to that specific position...

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    You can have up to a 20 point gap.

    Go ahead and try that and see how well your guys do.

    Here's a breakdown of the attributes:

    Defence

    Defence determines the player's defensive attributes.

    • Tackling – Determines how well a player is capable of executing a successful tackle on an opponent without committing a foul or injury.
    • Marking – Determines how well a player can mark an opponent and how well he can use zonal marking.
    • Positioning – Determines how well a player positions himself to deal with attacking threats.
    • Heading – Determines how well a player is capable of heading the ball towards his target.
    • Handling – Determines how well a player is able to keep the ball when tackled.

    Attack

    Attack determines the player's offensive attributes.

    • Passing – Determines how accurately a player can pass the ball.
    • Dribbling – Determines how well a player can control the ball when running with it.
    • Crossing – Determines how well a player is capable of placing a well-aimed cross at the right time.
    • Shooting - Determines how well a player is capable of placing a strong, good shot.
    • Finishing – Determines how well a player is capable of reacting quickly and adapting to any offensive situation.

    Physical & Mental

    Physical & Mental determine your player's supplemental attributes.

    • Fitness – Determines how hard your player can exert himself on the pitch.
    • Strength – Determines how well a player is able to exert his physical force onto an opponent in order to hold them off, win tackles and aerial balls, etc.
    • Aggression – Determines how much a player asserts himself on the pitch. Does not necessarily raise the chance of fouls or injuries.
    • Speed - Determines the player's speed on the pitch. A player moves faster without a ball than with it.
    • Creativity – Determines how many opportunities a player will find to use his other abilities.
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    With Heading being a defensive attribute I like to keep the 'Defence' up near the 'Attack' rating - Strikers don't always score with their feet...
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    It depends if you want a Drogba type player who can head the ball and a battering ram this would work best using long ball tactics, Or a poacher type player like Raul for Real Madrid in this heyday who was a goal poacher.

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    Make sure your players' skills are as balanced as possible. That makes a team as strong as possible on both ends of the pitch.

    A striker can help the defence and win the ball back for the counter. A central defender can feed the ball to the attack and provide assists.

    At the other end of the spectrum, a defender whose attacking skills are not up to par may be unable to build from the back. A striker with low defensive skills may make bad tackles and concede free kicks. You don't want that.
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    the 20 point gap would now explain why I can't inc my def abilities (I haven't been able since I won at auction)

    Def: 41.4
    Att: 21.4
    Phy & Men: 25.8

    For level 3 his Defense is outstanding... but the other attributes are keeping him at 4 stars although he'd training hard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat Harrison View Post
    You can have up to a 20 point gap.

    Go ahead and try that and see how well your guys do.

    Here's a breakdown of the attributes:

    Defence

    Defence determines the player's defensive attributes.

    • Tackling – Determines how well a player is capable of executing a successful tackle on an opponent without committing a foul or injury.
    • Marking – Determines how well a player can mark an opponent and how well he can use zonal marking.
    • Positioning – Determines how well a player positions himself to deal with attacking threats.
    • Heading – Determines how well a player is capable of heading the ball towards his target.
    • Handling – Determines how well a player is able to keep the ball when tackled.

    Attack

    Attack determines the player's offensive attributes.

    • Passing – Determines how accurately a player can pass the ball.
    • Dribbling – Determines how well a player can control the ball when running with it.
    • Crossing – Determines how well a player is capable of placing a well-aimed cross at the right time.
    • Shooting - Determines how well a player is capable of placing a strong, good shot.
    • Finishing – Determines how well a player is capable of reacting quickly and adapting to any offensive situation.

    Physical & Mental

    Physical & Mental determine your player's supplemental attributes.

    • Fitness – Determines how hard your player can exert himself on the pitch.
    • Strength – Determines how well a player is able to exert his physical force onto an opponent in order to hold them off, win tackles and aerial balls, etc.
    • Aggression – Determines how much a player asserts himself on the pitch. Does not necessarily raise the chance of fouls or injuries.
    • Speed - Determines the player's speed on the pitch. A player moves faster without a ball than with it.
    • Creativity – Determines how many opportunities a player will find to use his other abilities.
    Could an experienced player talk about a Goalkeeper - I've seen players focus on defense and physical skills for goalkeepers. Is this the best strategy? I'm finally training my first fast trainer goalkeeper and looking for guidance. Thank you!
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    Why must strikers have to have the defending stat and why does a defender have it too-britten.jpgWhy must strikers have to have the defending stat and why does a defender have it too-britten-sk.jpg

    Pretty much, yep D is most then Phys. That's how I normally aim, but I have also had one with even stats that did FK/PK successfully.
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    Thank you!
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