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Player Preferred Moves (PPM's) - A Guide (Part II)
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Shoots From Distance
Meaning: Instead of looking for a pass to advance the ball up the pitch, the player will be more willing to take a shot at goal
Positives: Adds something different to an attack, can result in stunning goals
Negatives: Hugely increases the number of shot attempts by a team, accuracy depends on stats
Attributes Required: Long Shots, Finishing, Technique, Strength
Best Suited Positions: Attacking Midfielders, Box to Box Midfielders

Shoots With Power
Meaning: The player will look to hit his shots with power rather than placement.
Positives: The faster the ball goes, the less time the goalkeeper has to react to the shot.
Negatives: The technique is difficult and without the right stats, you'll see eratic shots.
Attributes Required: Technique, agility, balance, finishing, long shots.
Best Suited Position: Strikers. Or midfielders with the appropriate stats.

Places Shots
Meaning: The player will look to control his finish with the inside of his foot rather than hit it with his laces.
Positives: Careful, controlled shots past the goalkeeper. In theory, the ratio of shots on target should be higher.
Negatives: The finish is hit considerably weaker than it would be, giving the goalkeeper more time to react to it.
Attributes Required: Finishing, composure, decisions, technique, concentration.
Best Suited Position: Strikers.

Likes to Round Keeper
Meaning: When a player is through on goal and facing the goalkeeper, he will try and dribble the ball around the goalkeeper and pass it into an empty net.
Positives: It leaves the player with an easy tap in.
Negatives: It requires skill, flair and a fair ammount of balls to pull it off. It looks pretty, but it's easier to just shoot.
Attributes Required: Flair, composure, finishing, technique.
Best Suited Position: Those with the neccessary attributes to pull it off.

Likes To Lob Keeper
Meaning: When the goalkeeper is off his goal-line, the player will look to play the ball over his head and into the goal.
Positives: When you can't go through him or under him, you have to go over him.
Negatives: It's a difficult skill and it could occassionally be simpler to finish the chance in another way. Players need to be highly confident to execute it.
Attributes Required: Flair, decisions, finishing, technique.
Best Suited Position: Strikers of attacking midfielders.

Attempts Overhead Kicks
Meaning: When posed with the opportunity to attempt an overhead kick, a player with this PPM will be more willing than any other
Positives: Can make up for poor heading, leads to spectacular goals!
Negatives: Difficult to pull off and can be the wrong decision
Attributes Required: Technique, Finishing, Composure
Best Suited Positions: Forwards, Attacking Midfielders

Tries First Time Shots
Meaning: When posed with the opportunity to continue a move on, a player with this PPM will instead usually take a shot at goal instead of (for example) rounding the keeper
Positives: Good for less intelligent players who can take too long to decide on what to do therefore missing the chance entirely
Negatives: Can cause a high number of missed shots
Attributes Required: Finishing, decisions.
Best Suited Positions: Attacking players with poor decision making, first touch or composure

Hits Freekicks With Power
Meaning: When giving the chance to take a free kick, the player will look to leather the ball instead of placing it
Positives: Can result in stunning goals or result in ricohets landing to team mates
Negatives: Can be wildly inaccurate or the wrong choice
Attributes Required: Free Kick Taking, Strength
Best Suited Positions: Your free kick taker

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Added: 01-04-2011
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