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Important Player Attributes

Important Player Attributes

Goalkeeper
Aerial Ability, Command of Area, Handling, Reflexes, One on Ones.

Central Defenders
Jumping, Marking, Tackling, Positioning, Strength

Full Backs
Pace, Tackling, Positioning, Work Rate, Stamina

Wing Backs
Pace, Tackling, Crossing, Work Rate, Stamina

Defensive Midfielder
Marking, Tackling, Positioning, Work Rate, Strength

Central Defensive Midfielder(MCd)
Marking, Positioning, Passing, Teamwork, Stamina

Midfielders Left & Right
Passing, Crossing, Positioning, Teamwork, Work Rate

AM Left & Right
Pace, Acceleration, Technique, Flair, Dribbling,

Attacking Midfielder
First Touch, Technique, Creativity, Flair, Decisions

Deep Lying Forward (FCd)
Technique, Creativity, Long Shots, Strength, First Touch

Advanced Forward (FCa)
Acceleration, First Touch, Off the Ball, Finishing, Composure

Target Man
Strength, Stamina, Jumping, Heading, First Touch, Long Shots, Anticipation, Bravery, Decisions, Teamwork, Work Rate

Poachers
Pace, Acceleration, First Touch, Off the Ball, Finishing, Composure, Flair, Dribbling, Decisions, Anticipation

Complete Forward
Acceleration, First Touch, Off the Ball, Finishing, Composure, Flair, Dribbling, Decisions, Technique, Creativity, Long Shots, Strength, Heading, Stamina

Deep Lying Playmaker
First Touch, Passing, Tackling, Technique, Composure, Creativity, Decisions, Off the Ball, Positioning, Teamwork

Advanced Playmaker:
Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Anticipation, Creativity, Decisions, Flair, Off the Ball, Teamwork

Techniques to find World Class Regens.

This Guide was produced by Kylo so all credit goes to him.

Over a glance on the forums, people all over FM-Base are struggling to find class Regens. As we all know, the game virtually runs on Regens after 4 or 5 seasons. So, you need techniques to find these gems, and this thread is here for you to get some of these techniques. I call upon you members to share your techniques and ways of finding good Regens. Don't be a smartass and say that you hired the greatest scout in the World and left it too him, i want DIY solutions.. Like this one..

This is a DIY. technique. Thats the only way in which, you find the best regens. Heres my technique:

  • Go to 'Search Players'
  • Go to the filters
  • Clear your filter
  • Then press to edit it.
  • Select that the age must be at most 20.
  • And value at least 1 Million £.
  • Then press 'ok'
  • Next, you will have a lot of results.
  • Click the top of the 'age' column, to bring you the youngest lads at the top.
  • Scroll down, always click on the names that are valued at a lot.
  • Then, when you find one that looks good, or your interested about..
  • Then, Click the 'Scouting' to bring down a menu.
  • Hover over the 'Get Scout Report' to bring another menu.
  • Click your BEST scout.
  • Then, when you have done this for the regens you like or are interested in.
  • Click 'continue' to progress the game.
  • After a day or two, you will have a lot of emails from your best scout with reports of EVERY regen you choose. These will include there potential abilities, positions, stats, strengths and transfer details.

With this, i found some of the greatest in the game. The scout compares with your best player at the club, in the position the regen is in. It makes my day when i find random gems that are known to be as good as, if not better, than the biggest names in football, of course, my technique isn't the best, regens that are 16 and valued at 2Mil+ will most likely be at a high reputation club, and may not want to move to your club.

Heres another, The U-21/U-18 technique:

  • Type a random country into the search bar.
  • Click the country you searched.
  • Go to the U-21/U-20/U-18 sqauds.
  • Then, click the top of the VALUE column.
  • This will bring up the best valued players at the top.
  • Then, click the top player, if he looks good, take it further.
  • If he doesn't, then go back to the sqaud screen of the age group you selected.
  • Then, top left there is the country emblem with two arrows either side, click the right arrow, it will take you to the next country's sqaud, and the person with the top value is at the top.
  • Click on him and check him out.
  • Do this for a number of countries to find the best valued youths playing at international level.
  • Scout report each one you find, or just bid away. Your choice.


Regen Dates

A list of dates when teams intake their youth players to help you in finding out the next star...

7 June Bosnia
7 June Montenegro
7 June New Zealand

20 June Northern Ireland
20 June Israel
20 June Croatia
20 June Switzerland
20 June Ukraine
20 June Wales
20 June Greece
20 June Hungary
20 June Turkey
20 June France
20 June Germany
20 June Portugal
20 June Australia
20 June Scotland

25 June England
25 June Austria

29 June Slovakia

30 June Czech Republic
30 June Poland
30 June Belgium
30 June Italy

1 July Bulgaria
1 July Slovenia
1 July Roumania

7 July Denmark
7 July Holland

10 July Serbia
10 July Spain

15 July South Africa

20 July Mexico

1 August Uruguay
1 August Argentina

19 September Barbados
19 September Trinidad & Tobago
19 September Paraguay
19 September Ecuador
19 September Bolivia

9 December Japan

26 December U.S.A

27 December Sweden
27 December Russia
27 December China

1 January Chile

2 January Brazil

5 January Iceland
5 January Ireland

7 January Finland

10 January Columbia

15 January Ivory Coast
15 January Tunisia
15 January Algeria
15 January Morocco
15 January Cameroon
15 January Senegal
15 January Nigeria
15 January Egypt

20 January Norway

28 January Peru

14 February Belarus

Compiled by Desmond31 over at the SI Games forums.

Player Preferred Moves Guide: A Definitive Look

Last week I spotted a thread started by 5ini5t3r asking which PPMs are good with which player/attribute, and it occurred to me that there wasn’t a guide for PPMs for FM2010, so I’ve written one. I’ve broken it down into PPMs by Position, naming any key attributes, and with the help of Raikan007, made a list of good PPM combinations. Hopefully it’s a definitive list, but I’ve probably missed a few. Big thanks to Raikan007 for his suggestions

Note: PPMs in Italics CANNOT be taught

Player preferred moves by position

Goalkeeper:

Centre backs:
Dives into tackles: will look to go to ground more in the tackle, good for aggressive sides, however poor decision making can leave you exposed, or result in a booking or sending off.

Does not dive in to tackles: will look to stay on his feet when winning the ball, may not always make a strong challenge when its needed.

Gets forward whenever possible: Will look to get forward and get into goal scoring positions. Less useful in defensive orientated tactics. Useful for ball playing centre backs
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Marks opponent tightly: Good for any decent defender or anchor-man, particularly if playing a man marking game.

Plays no through balls: Good for limited defenders and anchor-men, not helpful if you play with a team that creates from the back

Plays short simple passes: Will make short passes to nearby team mates, good for all central defenders except expansive ball playing ones, and more non-creative midfielders as they pass to a more creative midfielder. Good for any player with poorer passing skills. Generates a high pass completion rate

Runs rarely with ball: Useful for defenders and more defensive midfielders with poor dribbling ability, will look to pass more often.

Stays back at all times: The player will always hold his defensive position, good for a limited defenders, defenders you don’t want getting forward, and anchor-men. Do not teach if you want a more offensive centre backs and defensive Mids.

Fullbacks:
Dives into tackles: will look to go to ground more in the tackle, good for aggressive sides, however poor decision making can leave you exposed, or result in a booking or sending off

Does not dive in to tackles: will look to stay on his feet when winning the ball, may not always make a strong challenge when its needed.

Gets forward whenever possible: Will look to get forward and get into goal scoring positions. Less useful in defensive orientated tactics. Useful for ball playing centre backs.

Hugs line: Good for quick wingers and fullbacks, will look to burst down the line before looking for the cross

Plays short simple passes: Will make short passes to nearby team mates, good for all central defenders except expansive ball playing ones, and more non- creative midfielders as they pass to a more creative midfielder. Good for any player with poorer passing skills. Generates a high pass completion rate.

Possess long flat throw: Rory Delap. Nuff said

Runs with ball down left: good for quick players with good dribbling skills, combines well with hugs touchline, useless if the player has a weak left foot.

Runs with ball down right: good for quick players with good dribbling skills, combines well with hugs touchline, useless if the player has a weak right foot

Defensive Midfielders and Defensive Central Midfielders:
Comes deep to get ball: will drop off to create that little bit of space for himself and link with deeper players, particularly good for passing defensive midfielders and central midfielders, as it gives extra space to find the pass, and strikers as they drop away from their marker forcing him to hold position and possibly allow a shooting opportunity, or follow him and be dragged out of positions. Very important for lone strikers

Curls ball: Great for long range shots, as they look to bend the ball round the keeper.

Dives into tackles: will look to go to ground more in the tackle, good for aggressive sides, however poor decision making can leave you exposed, or result in a booking or sending off

Does not dive in to tackles: will look to stay on his feet when winning the ball, may not always make a strong challenge when its needed

Dwells on ball: He will look slow the game down. Good for deeper midfielders in possession style tactics, and wingers with hold up ball instructions, not so good for centre backs, getting caught in possession will likely have disastrous consequences.

Gets forward whenever possible: Will look to get forward and get into goal scoring positions. Less useful in defensive orientated tactics. Useful for ball playing centre backs. Combines well with Comes Deep for the Ball.

Marks opponent tightly: Good for any decent defender or anchor-man, particularly if playing a man marking game.

Plays no through balls: Good for limited defenders and anchor-men, not helpful if you play with a team that creates from the back

Plays short simple passes: Will make short passes to nearby team mates, good for all central defenders except expansive ball playing ones, and more non- creative midfielders as they pass to a more creative midfielder. Good for any player with poorer passing skills. Generates a high pass completion rate.

Runs rarely with ball: Useful for defenders and more defensive midfielders with poor dribbling ability, will look to pass more often

Shoots from distance: will shoot from all areas of the pitch, good for technical players, as they will pose a constant danger to the opposition, particularly for attacking midfielders and deeper strikers

Shoots with power: Good for technically adept midfielders, and strikers with good technique but poorer composure, once hit, the ball stays hit and if it’s on target will more often than not beat the keeper

Stays back at all times: The player will always hold his defensive position, good for a limited defenders, defenders you don’t want getting forward, and anchor-men. Do not teach if you want a more offensive centre backs and defensive Mids.

Stops play: Good for very low tempo possession based football, will look to take the sting out of the game, however, it can kill a flowing move. If you are looking to play quick football, particularly counter-attacking football, make sure your player unlearns this.

Tries killer balls often: This is probably the most important PPM for any playmaker, requires good decision making, passing, flair and creativity, the player will look to make defence splitting passes. Be warned, opposition players with this PPM should be watched at all times, as they have the ability to create something out of nothing.

Attacking Central Midfielders and Attacking Midfielders:
Arrives late in opposition area: these players have a very good timing when going forward, very good for players with good long shots coming from deeper positions (think Frank Lampard)

Comes deep to get ball: will drop off to create that little bit of space for himself and link with deeper players, particularly good for passing defensive midfielders and central midfielders, as it gives extra space to find the pass, and strikers as they drop away from their marker forcing him to hold position and possibly allow a shooting opportunity, or follow him and be dragged out of positions. Very important for lone strikers

Curls ball: Great for long range shots, as they look to bend the ball round the keeper.

Dives into tackles: will look to go to ground more in the tackle, good for aggressive sides, however poor decision making can leave you exposed, or result in a booking or sending off

Does not dive in to tackles: will look to stay on his feet when winning the ball, may not always make a strong challenge when its needed

Dwells on ball: He will look slow the game down. Good for deeper midfielders in possession style tactics, and wingers with hold up ball instructions, not so good for centre backs, getting caught in possession will likely have disastrous consequences.

Gets forward whenever possible: The player will look to get forward, into attacking, and often goal scoring positions. Less useful in defensive orientated tactics. Useful for ball playing centre backs. Combines well with Comes Deep for the Ball.

Gets into opposition area: An even more offensive PPM than Gets forward whenever possible, great for attacking wingers and midfielders.

Looks for pass rather than attempting to score: very good for creative players who have poor finishing/long shots (Anderson), as they’ll look to play in teammates, will generate a lot of assists.

Runs with ball through centre: will look to run at the heart of the opposition defence. Great for quick skilful strikers and attacking midfielders and central midfielders, giving them the ability to beat often beat two or three players before shooting. Important PPM for advanced playmakers looking to attack from deep

Shoots from distance: will shoot from all areas of the pitch, good for technical players, as they will pose a constant danger to the opposition, particularly for attacking midfielders and deeper strikers

Shoots with power: Good for technically adept attacking midfielders, and strikers with good technique but poorer composure, once hit, the ball stays hit and if it’s on target will more often than not beat the keeper

Tries killer balls often: Probably the most important PPM for any playmaker, requires good decision making, passing, flair and creativity, the player will look to make defence splitting passes. Be warned, opposition players with this PPM should be watched at all times, as they have the ability to create something out of nothing.

Wingers:
Comes deep to get ball: will drop off to create that little bit of space for himself and link with deeper players, particularly good for strikers as they drop away from their marker forcing him to hold position and possibly allow a shooting opportunity, or follow him and be dragged out of positions. Very important for lone strikers

Curls ball: Great for long range shots, as they look to bend the ball round the keeper.

Cuts inside: Important for Inside Forwards and good for wingers with strong opposite feet (i.e. strong right foot for left sided players and vice versa), will look to drive in at goal from their flank.

Dwells on ball: He will look slow the game down. Good for deeper midfielders in possession style tactics, and wingers with hold up ball instructions, not so good for centre backs, getting caught in possession will likely have disastrous consequences.

Hugs line: Good for quick wingers and fullbacks, will look to burst down the line before looking for the cross

Moves into channels: will look to move into space as much as possible, either between the centre backs, or between fullbacks and centre backs, good for number 9s, inside forwards and very offensive wingers, not as useful if you want your winger to be involved in build-up play (teach them to come deep as well)

Runs with ball often: looks to dribble at any opportunity. Great for wingers

Runs with ball down left: good for quick players with good dribbling skills, combines well with hugs touchline, useless if the player has a weak left foot

Runs with ball down right: good for quick players with good dribbling skills, combines well with hugs touchline, useless if the player has a weak right foot.

Shoots from distance: will shoot from all areas of the pitch, good for technical players, as they will pose a constant danger to the opposition, particularly for attacking midfielders and deeper strikers

Shoots with power: Good for technically adept midfielders, and strikers with good technique but poorer composure, once hit, the ball stays hit and if it’s on target will more often than not beat the keeper.

Tries killer balls often: Probably the most important PPM for any playmaker, requires good decision making, passing, flair and creativity, the player will look to make defence splitting passes. Be warned, opposition players with this PPM should be watched at all times, as they have the ability to create something out of nothing.

Strikers:
Comes deep to get ball: will drop off to create that little bit of space for himself and link with deeper players, particularly good for strikers as they drop away from their marker forcing him to hold position and possibly allow a shooting opportunity, or follow him and be dragged out of positions. Very important for lone strikers

Likes to lob keeper: Good PPM for quick technical strikers getting through on one on ones.

Likes to round keeper: Another good PPM for strikers, requires less technique and flair than Lob Keeper

Likes to try to beat offside trap: very good for quick poachers and number 9s, with good off the ball and anticipation, not useful if you don’t play many through balls

Moves into channels: will look to move into space as much as possible, either between the centre backs, or between fullbacks and centre backs, good for number 9s, inside forwards and very offensive wingers, not as useful if you want your winger to be involved in build-up play (teach them to come deep as well)

Places shots: top PPM for technical strikers with good composure, they will convert a very high percentage of their chances. A must for your number 9

Plays with back to goal: Ideal for strong target men, but also useful strong complete forwards, and strong lone strikers (players like Drogba, Dzeko, Zigic etc.)

Runs with ball through centre: will look to run at the heart of the opposition defence. Great for quick skilful strikers and attacking midfielders and central midfielders, giving them the ability to often beat two of three players before shooting. Important PPM for advanced playmakers looking to attack from deep

Shoots from distance: will shoot from all areas of the pitch, good for technical players, as they will pose a constant danger to the opposition, particularly for attacking midfielders and deeper strikers

Shoots with power: Good for technically adept midfielders, and strikers with good technique but poorer composure, once hit, the ball stays hit and if it’s on target will more often than not beat the keeper

Stops play: Good for very low tempo possession based football, will look to take the sting out of the game, however, it can kill a flowing move. If you are looking to play quick football, particularly counter-attacking football, make sure you player unlearns this.

Tries first time shots: Takes the shot at first opportunity, and can catch out the option defence and keeper.

Tries killer balls often: Probably the most important PPM for any playmaker, requires good decision making, passing, flair and creativity, the player will look to make defence splitting passes. Be warned, opposition players with this PPM should be watched at all times, as they have the ability to create something out of nothing.

Miscellaneous:
Argues with officials: will tend to pick up more bookings than other players, however these players also seem to high aggression and determination, and will more often than not be fired up in big games and when behind

Hits free kicks with power: Will attempt to score a screamer of a free kick, poorer players will often hit this into the wall, free kick wizards getting the round the wall will see this end up in the back of the net, works better at longer ranges

Tries long range free kicks: Looks score from almost any position. If you have a set piece wizard (Van der Vaart) this player will make opposition think twice about conceding free kicks, but poorer players will often take wasteful shot, when a cross from the free kick is a better option.

Tries to play out of trouble: will look to dribble his way out being closely marked, or closed down. Very good for quick dribblers, who’ll often leave their markers standing, however poor decision making can mean they will dribble when the pass is a better option, and potentially get caught in possession

ONE THING I SHOULD STRESS: If you have player with a PPM thats negative towards your team play (for me its dzeko's "stops play"), but you're also thinking of teaching him a one that you think is good (tries first time shots) unteach the bad one first

Good PPM combinations:
Comes deep to get ball + Gets Forward at all times (midfielders and wingers)

Runs with ball through centre + places shots/tries first time shots/lobs keeps/rounds keeper/shoots with power (quick strikers)

Tries first time shots +shoots with power/place shots (strikers)

Plays with back to goal + shoots with power + tries first time shots (strong strikers)

Shoots with power + shoots from distance (players with good technique and long shots)

Hugs Touchline + Runs with ball down left/right (wingers and fullbacks)

Some great suggestions from Raikan007:
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1) strikers with good finishing and composure and technique - "place shots in corner" "round keeper" "attempt to lob keeper when 1 on 1"

2) strikers with good pace, acceleration and dribbling - "try beat offside trap" "run with ball through centre"

3) strikers with good off the ball, long shots and strength - "play with back to goal" "attempt long shots" "shoot with power" "move into channels" also can try "slow down play" (will add to target man's holding the ball up)

4) midfielders with good long shot and technique - "shoot with power" "encourage to shoot from range" "attempt 1st time shots"

Please note:
(all midfielders should be encouraged to shoot with power and arrive late in opponents area's)

5) midfielders with good passing, creativity and decisions - "attempt killer balls"

6) midfielders with good strength, positioing, concentration and decisions - "slow down play" "play a simple passing game"

7) wingers with good long shots, finishing, passing, pace and dribbling- "cut inside" "shoot with power" "attempt killer balls" "run with ball" then of course if not good at passing, finishing or long shots - "stick to the left/right hand side of pitch when dribbling"

8) defensive midfielders with good concentration, marking, tackling and work rate - "mark apponent tightly" "stay on feet when tackling player"

9) defenders should mostly all - "play a simple passing game" (unless passing above 14) "shoot with power"

10) fullbacks with good marking, tackling, concentration, team work and work rate - "mark apponents tightly"

11) fullbacks with good pace, 1st touch, crossing and dribbling - "stick to right/left hand side of pitch when dribbling" "get forward wherever possible

will be adding to this as i come across more good combinations or any PPMs ive missed, feel free to comment and give your own suggestions

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