a few of you have mentioned player ratings just lately so I thought i'd write something here instead of replying to everybody individually.
The system gives me an estimated rating for both PT and CR which I can then overwrite if I want to, sometimes I remember to , sometimes i dont. The estimated system works like this.
worldclass players PTCR = 9999 for any nationality
for players from bra,arg,spa,ita,hol,eng,ger,fra and por ( the big nine )
superstars PTCR = 9797 ( potential to reach or has reached 75+caps )
stars 9595 ( 50+caps )
reknown internationals 9494 ( 25+caps )
recognised internationals 9292 ( 10+caps )
full internationals 9090
B ints and people who have been called up to squads but not played 9088
Yntouth internationals 9084
schoolboy internationals 9082
non-internationals who play in the premiership 8888
non-int championship 8686
non-int league one 8484
non-int league two 8282
dont forget this is just for players from the worlds top footballing nations. also I give a slightly increased chance of better ratings to players from bra and spa as these are the top two nations in my mind atm.
Atm I am rerating everybody and the only players i havent done are the players at your clubs, everybody else should be done by this week, so if you have anybody ( esp englishmen ) who are above these guidelines then the chances are they will be moved down slightly, so its up to you whether you keep them or offload them b4 they are rerated. it wont be a massive rerate of everybody, just some players who were originally rated under the old system.
the old system had english internationals rated at 94 that has now gone down to 90, cos , lets face it, we are no longer much good really.
below this main group of nations are 2 more groups, a middle group containing the likes of uruquay, scotland, croatia, serbia, russia, romania, denmark, sweden and the like. and then everybody else in the last group, this includes wales, nireland and eire. these groups represent the levels of the players produced by clubs from these countries, not those that play for the international sides , hope that makes sense.
this is important, for instance, eire uses mainly players produced by english clubs not eire clubs, likewise ivory coast uses mainly players produced by french clubs not ivory coast clubs, hope that makes sense.
and lastly I have the last word, I try to keep all the ptcrs as i would want them but i dont know all the players so i do listen to you sometimes