How can I make best use of the information available to me?
With such a wealth of information at your disposal, it might be easy to feel overwhelmed, and to not know how best to identify the real strengths and weaknesses of your squad.
– The Overview screen is by far the best place to start, as it distils everything into a succinct Strength or Weakness. The words used in each item are also instructive of what, if any, action you should take next; the scale below is used to display just how good a player is:
Star, Excellent, Superb, Very Good, Good, Fairly Good, Decent, Useful, Low, Unsuitable
– Tailor the Squad Depth view to your own circumstances. Ensure it’s based off your primary tactic and defined roles, and that the filters are set to include or exclude players in your youth teams and/or out on loan. It then displays the most pertinent ratings to you (be it Current Ability, Best XI, etc.). If you configure this part of the report to your own specific needs, you’ll find it serves you a lot better.
– Use all of the screens frequently. Players develop, teams change, and every time something new happens, the data you’ve previously reviewed runs the risk of becoming outdated. Make a check of the Team Report a regular part of your managerial planning to reap long-term rewards.