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A "clown" is a popular guy that has solid leadership.

There is a general belief that a "clown" will help (more or less) maintain team spirit. However, no solid proof on clowns having any influence on team spirit has been found so far.

Some users feel that searching and acquiring clowns is a waste of time and HT-money. One such user is Laurghita (also known as The Clown Slayer), manager of the team Mormoetii, who buys clowns and immediately fires them.

The rules offer arguments for both sides - for users saying clowns have no effect and for those not wanting to do without them:

"19. Psychology Football's not only numbers and mathematics. It's about psychology as well. Your team has to want to win; they have to put in the effort; they have to believe in themselves. Hattrick tries to simulate this in different ways. Events, and above all match results, affect the team psychology. Also, all players have a "personality". They can be nice or nasty, leaders or loners, temperamental or calm, or why not cheaters or something else? Leadership and agreeability are only applied to the player with the highest leadership factor, "the team leader". If this person is agreeable, the team atmosphere will be as well, and if he's nasty you might end up with a really nasty atmosphere in your squad. A coach with strong leadership abilities might counteract a disagreeable "team leader" amongst the players. "

The impact of Coach Leadership is described as follows:

"16. The Coach Essentially, the coach has three abilities: …

  • Leadership: Even if a coach is good at planning training activities, he might be a bad leader, not inspiring players to give top performances during games. The team spirit might be spoilt if the coach is a weak leader."

See also anticlown

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