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From rules: Defensive  Less Winger, more Defending
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The [[Rules#Individual Orders|Hattrick Rules]] state that the effect of playing a [[Winger]] with Defensive orders is: Less Winger, more [[Defending]]
  
  
Defensive Wingers use their defense skills to help prevent wing attacks of their opponents from succeeding, while still ''retaining'' some offensive capabilities from their wing skill amd passing skill. Defensive wingers still contribute approx. 50% of their PM to the midfield rating just like normal or offensive wingers do.
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Defensive Wingers use their defence skills to help prevent wing attacks of their opponents from succeeding, while still ''retaining'' some offensive capabilities from their wing skill amd passing skill. Defensive wingers still contribute approx. 50% of their PM to the midfield rating just like normal or offensive wingers do.
  
 
Defensive winger is not normally used as a usual positioning, but rather as a response to an opponent with unusually high wing attack ratings. An ideal Defensive Winger closely resembles a [[Wingback]] or [[Offensive Wingback]].  
 
Defensive winger is not normally used as a usual positioning, but rather as a response to an opponent with unusually high wing attack ratings. An ideal Defensive Winger closely resembles a [[Wingback]] or [[Offensive Wingback]].  
  
'''Defense:''' High defense is a key for this position.  
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'''Defence:''' High defence is a key for this position.  
  
'''Wing:''' Wing skill is still rewarded with this order, ''unlike'' [[Winger Towards Middle]] which has the wing skill diminished greatly. The recent game engine changes have ''increased'' the effect of the wing skill of defensive wingers, while further handicapping the wing contribution of a WTM.
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'''Wing:''' Wing skill is still rewarded with this order, ''unlike'' [[Winger Toward Middle]] which has the wing skill diminished greatly. The recent game engine changes have ''increased'' the effect of the wing skill of defensive wingers, while further handicapping the wing contribution of a WTM.
  
 
'''Passing:''' Unlike a [[Defensive IM]], the passing of a Defensive Winger is ''not'' diminished by playing the player "defensive". Their wing skill suffers, but there is no mention in the rules about a loos of passing. This favours a Defensive Winger with high Passing.
 
'''Passing:''' Unlike a [[Defensive IM]], the passing of a Defensive Winger is ''not'' diminished by playing the player "defensive". Their wing skill suffers, but there is no mention in the rules about a loos of passing. This favours a Defensive Winger with high Passing.
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- Potential for a reasonable attack ratings using a lower % of wing skill and an unchanged passing skill.   
 
- Potential for a reasonable attack ratings using a lower % of wing skill and an unchanged passing skill.   
  
'''Def Winger Conms'''
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'''Def Winger Cons:'''
 
- Less midfield contribution.  
 
- Less midfield contribution.  
  
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== Why use a Defensive Winger? ==
 
== Why use a Defensive Winger? ==
  
If you have teams with high wing attack ratings in your league, Defensive Winger gives you the opportunity to shore-up your wing defence with-out sacrificing your central defence(CDTW).
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* A Defensive Winger will shore up wing defence without sacrificing central defence (as with using a [[Central Defender toward wing|CDTW]]).  This may be particularly useful against a team with one strong wing attack and a strong central attack – if you defend on their strong wing, you still can attack from the other wing.
  
AIM is the worst thing to try against such a team, with both teams feeding each others strengths.
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* Against a team with only two good wing attacks, playing one Defensive Winger would leave only 1 "weaker" wing defence.  The Defensive Winger may cut their viable attacks in half, significantly increasing your chances of winning.
  
However, p[laying a team with only two good wing attacks is a prefect candidate for using a Defensive Winger. Limiting that team to only 1 "weaker" wing defense approach cuts their opportunities to score down to such a level that they become considerably beatable. By playing a Defensive Winger, you have cut their viable attacks by 50%.
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[[Attack in the middle|AIM]] is generally not a good strategy to employ against a wing-focused team, as it will weaken your wing defence even as you focus on your opponent's weaker center.
  
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== The Future ==
  
== The Future ==
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The HT team has made modifications over the past several seasons to enhance the value of secondary skills and underused primary skills. The effect of past and anticipated future modifications may mean that there will be more Defensive Wingers plays:
   
 
There will be more Defensive Wingers played in the future for a few reasons:
 
  
1. The game engine changes have favoured wing attacks
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# The recent game engine changes have favoured wing attacks
2. The introduction of FTWs will mean more teams concentraing their attacks on the wings.
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# The introduction of FTWs may mean more teams concentrating their attacks on the wings.
3. Wingbacks and other players suitable for the Def Winger order will become more popular and more plentiful than they are today.  
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# Wingbacks and other players suitable for the Def Winger order may become more popular and more plentiful than they are today.  
  
  
 
[[Category:Player positions]]
 
[[Category:Player positions]]

Revision as of 19:16, 6 April 2006

The Hattrick Rules state that the effect of playing a Winger with Defensive orders is: Less Winger, more Defending


Defensive Wingers use their defence skills to help prevent wing attacks of their opponents from succeeding, while still retaining some offensive capabilities from their wing skill amd passing skill. Defensive wingers still contribute approx. 50% of their PM to the midfield rating just like normal or offensive wingers do.

Defensive winger is not normally used as a usual positioning, but rather as a response to an opponent with unusually high wing attack ratings. An ideal Defensive Winger closely resembles a Wingback or Offensive Wingback.

Defence: High defence is a key for this position.

Wing: Wing skill is still rewarded with this order, unlike Winger Toward Middle which has the wing skill diminished greatly. The recent game engine changes have increased the effect of the wing skill of defensive wingers, while further handicapping the wing contribution of a WTM.

Passing: Unlike a Defensive IM, the passing of a Defensive Winger is not diminished by playing the player "defensive". Their wing skill suffers, but there is no mention in the rules about a loos of passing. This favours a Defensive Winger with high Passing.

PM & Stamina: Just like a Normal Winger and an Offensive Winger, a Defensive Winger contributes approx. 50% of their PM to the midfield rating.


Defensive Winger vs Winger Towards Middle (WTM)

WTM Pros: - Higher Midfield rating equals less need for defence (less chances by opposition)and equals more chances for a team's offence to score

WTM Cons: - Wing attack rating declines sharply - " 1 more chance is traded for 1 less attack side".

Def Winger Pros: - Targetted defense ideally suited for countering AOW (rather than AIM as a counter) - Potential for a reasonable attack ratings using a lower % of wing skill and an unchanged passing skill.

Def Winger Cons: - Less midfield contribution.


Why use a Defensive Winger?

  • A Defensive Winger will shore up wing defence without sacrificing central defence (as with using a CDTW). This may be particularly useful against a team with one strong wing attack and a strong central attack – if you defend on their strong wing, you still can attack from the other wing.
  • Against a team with only two good wing attacks, playing one Defensive Winger would leave only 1 "weaker" wing defence. The Defensive Winger may cut their viable attacks in half, significantly increasing your chances of winning.

AIM is generally not a good strategy to employ against a wing-focused team, as it will weaken your wing defence even as you focus on your opponent's weaker center.

The Future

The HT team has made modifications over the past several seasons to enhance the value of secondary skills and underused primary skills. The effect of past and anticipated future modifications may mean that there will be more Defensive Wingers plays:

  1. The recent game engine changes have favoured wing attacks
  2. The introduction of FTWs may mean more teams concentrating their attacks on the wings.
  3. Wingbacks and other players suitable for the Def Winger order may become more popular and more plentiful than they are today.