Hi guys I’m kinda new to FM and I want to try and play it in the most realistic way possible and I feel like part of doing that is using the opposition reports and opposition scouting.
So my question is how do you guys do this? How do you guys use the opposition report and information you get about the opposition to make adjustments to your team and tactics?
I always set up 5 selection groups and review it each time I sign new players. The groups are Best XI, Second XI, Potential, Speed, and Size. A summary of each - Best XI is obviously your best side based on GS Ratings. Second XI once again self evident, the back up team with second best player in each position based on GS Ratings. Potential is the team of players that would benefit most and has the most improvement based on GS Ratings. Speed uses the player with the best Acceleration for each position based on the players from the first 3 sides. Size uses the player with the best height/weight for each position based on the players from the first 3 sides.
I then use the Best XI as the default side, and drag in players from the Second XI if and when there are injuries or suspensions. If we have a congested schedule I will rotate the squads between these 2 selection groups. I use the Potential side for Cup games and late in the season if there are games that don't matter. For the other 2 selection groups, I look at the scouting report for the coming game and if Acceleration or Pace are mentioned in the weaknesses I use the Speed group, and if Strength, Determination or Bravery is mentioned in the weaknesses I use the Size group.