2015-01-23 20:37#206770 The 510 Series : I think it may have something to do with how good the team is.
Actually, that was his point. The OP would like the ratings to be global and not dependant on your team/league alone.
This brings us to a problem though. I can see why you, Reecy, can consider this a problem. I can also see that you don't do lower league management. FM takes into account the gamers that want to spend their whole career in smaller leagues trying to build their squad up. It would simply not look good to have a squad full of one-star-rated players year in and year out playing in the Bahamas etc.
So while I can see your point, overall the rating system has to be this way. And when it comes to the number ratings, then yes, Genie Scout is the one to trust over your assistant/scouts. You have to think about the attributes that are most beneficient for a certain position as Genie Scout does not take this into consideration when giving you the CA/PA.