Found November 12, 2012 on Soccerlens:
PLAYERS: Wayne RooneyJohn Terry
Football Manager 2013: Player Development Strategy - originally posted on Soccerlens.comThere are so many ingredients that affect a player’s flavour, both in real football and in Football Manager 2013, the best football management simulation. Man management, positioning, role within a team and day to day training could add spice to your Spaniard, or turn him sour. The perfect example is Wayne Rooney. Prior to 2009 the United star was deployed as a deep lying forward. During his first 5 campaigns Rooney averaged 19 goals a season. The Red Devils then transformed for 2009/10, Sir Alex Ferguson tried him as a poacher and Rooney scored 34 goals from 44 appearances collecting PFA Player’s Player of the Year. All in a season that saw him injured in April and short of form after. You can’t do anything about injuries in FM, but let me explain what you can do to aid development and player performances. There are two categories to consider, the under 21’s and over 21’s. Players over 21 When m...

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