FM 2013 Guide – How to find the best scouts for your club
written by Johnny Karp
Darren has taught you how to look for the best players in FM 2013 and, if you have read his guide carefully, you already know that you need a solid scouting team at your club if you want to find good players. Getting the best scouts in FM 2013 is not very complicated, at least it isn’t if your club has a good reputation and enough money. In this brief guide I am going to teach you how to select the best scouts for your club.
When you look for scouts there are two main attributes that you have to consider: judging player ability and judging player potential. The higher these two are, the better the scout is.
But that’s not all, you also have to consider your club’s scouting knowledge. A club’s knowledge of the football world is the sum of each staff member’s knowledge of players around the world, so ideally you should have staff with various backgrounds in your backroom. That ideal situation is difficult to reach though, but you have to consider the scouting knowledge when you sign a new scout.
For instance, if you already have a scout with great knowledge of South America, you might want your next scout to have good knowledge of another important region, like Southern Europe. You can find the scouting knowledge of a scout by clicking the information tab on his profile screen.
If you can’t decide between two scouts with equally good judgement attributes and knowledge, pick the one with better adaptability and determination, those two attributes can make a difference when it comes to how fast a scout can adapt and learn the trade in a region that he’s unfamiliar with.
Last but not least, since now we have the chief scout role in FM 2013, you should know that he should have good man management skills along with the usual scouting attributes. That is because the chief scout will manage all the other scouts and assign them to scouting regions if you don’t choose to do that yourself.
Last piece of advice: get as many scouts as possible at your club, the more you have the more players you can discover.
That’s about it for this FM 2013 guide, let me know if you have any questions and stay tuned for more top-notch FM 13 guides on FMS.
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