After analysing all my new players reports, and looking at many other players reports across general threads on the topic, I am currently thinking that Youth Stars ain’t quite as cryptic as they are being made out to be. In fact they may be to an extent very easy to translate.
Knowing that my old youth pulls years ago ALWAYS came out with passable form initially, I have decided to call Passable form the Average BASE level for my prediction.
I am Proposing that 1 Blue star = 1 Level the equivalent of 1 level playing ability in that area
On Passable form
1 star = disastrous
2 star = Wretched
3 star = Poor
4 star = Weak
5 star = Inadequate
6 star = Passable
7 Star = Solid
8 Star = Excellent
Now we all assume you cant get above an excellent player so what about these 9 Star goalkeepers / Defenders. These can be accounted for by Higher than passable form / Weather / ((hattricks new random inaccuracy’s in the reports)) this is staying in brackets as its a big IF / Unknown.
Important things to remember
Midfield stars have always been harder to aquire because to be good in that region (according to hattricks game engine) requires more skills in effect than a defender – Thus analysing players from this Area, I believe may be the hardest. What’s important to remember is 6 star midfielder (youth stars) does not necessarily = a passable play maker, as there are other skills that have a bias on a mid fielders skill (PASSING DEFENDING AND PLAY MAKING MODIFIER STAMINA),
SCOUT REPORTS ARE NOT 100% accurate I would expect a 1 level discrepancy each way roughly.
At the moment my pattern seems to fit best if you assume that any level you read the trainer says the player can emerge into the senior squad with with deduct 2 levels (1 seasons training? roughly) – it fits with my players iv pulled on this rule so far. ( THIS IS A HUGE ASSUMPTION TO MAKE WHICH IS WHY I HAVE DOUBTS STILL (For example my coach says my defender can reach passable – pulls 4.5 stars in defence with passable form somewhere in-between weak and inadequate? would make sense….)
I would be interested if people have players who have been told there youth players current X skill is Y and they could emerge with Skill X at level Y to contact me so I can further my study with a lot more players.
Thanks for anyone who takes the time to read this and post a constructive replys.