Growth type: Standard/Lasting
Mr RVN Posted: Jun 20 2008, 12:15 PM wrote:Love the stats, but how come he's got 95 in Mentality? I'm no expert on old english players, but I never recalled Matthews as a Gattuso style hound...
...But I could be wrong. Not having a go, I'd just like an explanation, that's all.
Uzair Posted: Jun 20 2008, 12:34 PM wrote:well, he did seem a very hard worker and he carried on playing at the top level well into his 40's, when mentality starts to come into play more. i guess a red figure would make him too much of a 'hound'. i could lower it...
Mr RVN Posted: Jun 20 2008, 12:48 PM wrote:No, you don't have to change it, like I said my knowledge on the ages old legends like Matthews is very limited, so I'll let more informed people like yourself take the lead here.
Brezza wrote:It could possibly go down, I don't think they can be compared though.. I tried putting together a revised dribbling ladder but its quite hard to really define players at the top (97-99 range) across multiple eras. They all have varying evolving styles so agility and DS should be considered as well.
Firstly you have incredible tricksters like Ronaldinho who combined amazing trickery agility imagination, kind of an evolution of Rivelino but at higher speeds. You have Pele, an athlete ahead of his time who ran with the ball attached to either instep so he could effectively sprint and turn with the ball instantly.. Inter Ronaldo who was probably the best manipulator of the ball ive ever seen but probably overrated slightly in terms of agility.
You then have the likes of Best, Cruyff who caressed the ball and beat men through reaction time and speed/ thought and action, with the ball almost incidental.
Maradona and Messi are mostly recognized as the two best ever as they basically run with the ball attached to his left foot in the similiar gambetta fashion taking the most touches with the ball at their feet than anyone, but then Omar Sivori was the creator of this style but in a less mus'cular fashion and at lower speeds, so should he have lower DA than them.?.
Garrincha and Matthews style was also different. They would carry the ball glued to the curve of their foot but usually slowed down on the ball and beat men with their waist and his shoulders and quick burst of acceleration; Garrincha sort of applied this method at greater speed; So I think maybe speed and agility are more overrated than DA for now.
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