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can low potential players become good?

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what ive always wondered in this game is that if a young player who scouts dont give a **** for (like 1 star potential) can become good, not world class, but something like 3 stars with good training and some luck? is it possible? or bad potential young players are just lost forever?
 
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On my Barcelona save on FM10 I have a youngster who isn't really good, 1/2 stars.

I decided to give him a try seeing as I had some injuries to my main strikers.

Even though my board constantly told me he wasn't good enough and should be transfer listed, he scored 20+ goals in both seasons that I played him.

Not bad considering his stats weren't that good and he wasn't first choice so sat on the bench a lot.

I'd say just give them a try, if you see they aren't performing up to your expectations, dump them.
 
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Can a player with low PA (relative to your club) become a good player? In a word, no.
 
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Sometimes you gotta look at vital stats- and relative to the league. Even 100 CA players, if given the right attributes can mop the Belgian League.

I remember in last year FM i played this left back who was only about 2 and a half stars- he had a 20 for work rate so got high ratings every match.
 
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Yes, they can, but no they won't turn out world class. Every player has some form of ability, and that ability can lead to a good performance. Take Chris Herd for example, back in FM 2010 I had him on my reserves team at Aston Villa. He was horrible as a player, according to my scouts. He would only be an average player in League 2, they told me. And first year, he tore apart the midfield in the reserves league. Then I loaned him out, to a top League One club, and he tore up the midfield there as well, proving my scouts wrong. I was proud of him, and he led that club to third in the end. So I offered a new contract for another three years, and I was looking forward to seeing how he advanced.

I tried a couple games with him on our first team, and he performed just as he was rated, ****. But, when given a chance in the reserves or on a Championship or lower team, he could exceed all expectations.

If there is a player in particular that you want to give a chance, whether that be because you like his stats or like his name or because you just like the player, give him that chance and wait a little while. There's no guarantee they'll be of any use, but there's no real reason why a League Two player couldn't perform decent in the premiership. But, to put this in perspective, out of all my other half star rated players, none became any good anywhere, except one young regen striker, who was only half star rated but scored at least once in every youth game. Once he was promoted to the reserves, he played horrible though.

So, in short, yes they can, but their star ratings and potential cannot be risen. Their stats will not dramatically sky-rocket, and your scouts won't see the error of their ways and tell you not to sell them. The player could be performing with a 9 average over a whole season, and none of those things will happen.
 

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hmm but if they perform well their cash value WILL rise right?
 
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hmm but if they perform well their cash value WILL rise right?
Herd was worth around double what he started at, from what I remember, may have been a little higher. However, as the potential doesn't actually change, regardless of cash value other teams will only pay a certain amount anyway. Say Herd started at $100k (he doesn't, can't remember what it is). A team wants him and is willing to pay $100k.

Then, all of the above happens, and his value rises to $200k. The team is still interested, however they won't be willing to pay the now ridiculous amount for him.
 
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