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== Playmaking or Passing? ==
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An Offensive Winger is the greatest contributor by far to the wing attack rating.
  
[[Playmaking]] and [[Passing]] are good secondaries for an offensive winger.
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From the rules:
  
'''Passing''' adds to your wing attack rating (not to the middle). There is a rule of thumb that states that about 3-4 levels of passing = 1 level of wing skill.
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''Attack Left wing'' 
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'''Winger left winger'''
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''Scoring forwards''
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'''Passing left winger'''
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''Passing left inner midfielder
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Winger left wing back''
  
Wingers are modest midfielders too — when they are played offensive, defensive and normal, they use 50% of their '''Playmaking''' skill (along with their stamina of course).
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An Offensive Winger uses both their [[passing]] and their [[wing]] skill to generate attack strength.  
  
'''[[Defending]]''' could be a consideration when played normal or defensive, but a winger played offensive has their defense reduced a lot and their wing skill increased, so for an offensive winger, it's not worth paying for.
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Like [[Normal Winger]]s and [[Defensive Winger]]s, they contribute 50% of their [[Playmaking]] skill to the midfield rating.
  
'''So what secondary is best ''for you''?'''
 
  
If you are high-up the food chain and salaries are an issue, good passing on a winger becomes a cheaper alternative than 1 more level of wingskill to generate the same wing attack.
 
  
If you plan to play AOW, then passing could help your rating while at the same time helping your wing attack.
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= Secondaries =
  
Now,
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Wing skill is by far the most important skill for an Offensive Winger. However, Offensive Wingers also use their Playmaking, Passing and Defense skills too.
If you are going to play any midfielder offensive (IM or Winger), you must ask yourself: "Do I have enough defense behind him?" or "Do I care about defense at all?".  
 
  
If you have enough defense or if you are playing all-offensive (ie. You don't care about generating defense from your midfield), then passing becomes a more attractive option for you.
 
  
However,  
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== Passing ==
If defence is a concern, then having some PM on your offensive winger becomes very attractive. Increased possession reduces the need for defense on your team overall.  
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Passing adds to the wing attack ratings of any winger: Offensive, Defensive or Normal. It is difficult to say exactly how much of the wing attack can be creditted to the passing of an offensive winger. There is a rule of thumb that states that about 3-4 levels of passing = 1 level of wing skill.
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The two things that we do know is that:
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1. Passing on all Wingers adds to your wing attack rating and ''not to the central attack rating''.
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2. Passing is not boosted by playing the Winger "Offensive", like an Offensive IM's passing is boosted. As is stated in the rules: ''Offensive Winger: More Winger, less Defending''.
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=== Passing and AOW ===
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When playing AOW, the passing skill of your winger has two beneficial effects. First, it helps boost your AOW ratings and second, it boosts the attack ratings of your wing attacks.
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== Playmaking  ==
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Wingers are modest midfielders too. When they are played offensive they use 50% of their Playmaking skill (PM). For this reason, [[Stamina]] is important for an Offensive Winger with PM.
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Playmaking has two benefits for an offensive winger.
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1. Playmaking boosts the teams midfield and delivers potentially more chances for the winger to use their high wing skill to convert into goals.
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2. Playmaking indirectly makes-up for the defensive failings of an Offensive Winger by reducing the number of chances that the opponent will receive and potentially score on down that wing side. As the rules state: ''Offensive Winger: More Winger, less Defending''.
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== Defense ==
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Offensive Wingers are an offensive tool. All the skills needed for offense are the skills worth paying for in an offensive winger. However, the rules state "less defending" and ''do not say "no defending''.
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The decision to play an Offensive Winger over an Extra IM is a decision to forgoe some midfield contribution for some attack. Having some defence on your Offensive Winger can temper that extra vulnerability.
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So, Defense is not worth paying for like Passing or PM is, but it has a value and usually comes free.
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=== Defense and Pressing===
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When [[Pressing]], the defensive skill of your entire team is added together to determine your Pressing skill rating. For a team that plays 4-5-1 pressing, the defense skill of your Offensive Wingers can be of value.
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==The $$$ Value of Secondaries==
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Teams that are higher-up the food chain and are having to budget their salaries wisely, can look to secondaries on their Offensive Wingers to help keep costs down.
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Defense: Usually comes free and is used (although to a lesser degree)
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Passing: If your team has hit a wage ceiling for a winger, you can get more wing attack for very little money by having an offensive winger with generous passing. This can save a big team a lot of money.
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Playmaking: Everyone wants more posession, but when salaries of IMs start to get too high, the PM contribution of a skilled Offensive Winger is of great help, on the pitch and in the pocketbook.
  
As your winger is played offensively, their 50% PM contribution can effectively help your defenses by ramping-up possession. The other benefit of PM on your offensive wingers is that they also ''generate chances that their offensive skills can exploit.
 
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If you are a team that likes to play 3 defenders at the back, then having wingers with PM becomes of great value to your team.
 
  
If you are higher up the food chain and where salaries on your IMs are very high, then having PM on your wingers can be an inexpensive way to help your midfield further.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 19:18, 5 April 2006

An Offensive Winger is the greatest contributor by far to the wing attack rating.

From the rules:

Attack Left wing Winger left winger Scoring forwards Passing left winger Passing left inner midfielder Winger left wing back

An Offensive Winger uses both their passing and their wing skill to generate attack strength.

Like Normal Wingers and Defensive Wingers, they contribute 50% of their Playmaking skill to the midfield rating.


Secondaries

Wing skill is by far the most important skill for an Offensive Winger. However, Offensive Wingers also use their Playmaking, Passing and Defense skills too.


Passing

Passing adds to the wing attack ratings of any winger: Offensive, Defensive or Normal. It is difficult to say exactly how much of the wing attack can be creditted to the passing of an offensive winger. There is a rule of thumb that states that about 3-4 levels of passing = 1 level of wing skill.

The two things that we do know is that:

1. Passing on all Wingers adds to your wing attack rating and not to the central attack rating.

2. Passing is not boosted by playing the Winger "Offensive", like an Offensive IM's passing is boosted. As is stated in the rules: Offensive Winger: More Winger, less Defending.

Passing and AOW

When playing AOW, the passing skill of your winger has two beneficial effects. First, it helps boost your AOW ratings and second, it boosts the attack ratings of your wing attacks.


Playmaking

Wingers are modest midfielders too. When they are played offensive they use 50% of their Playmaking skill (PM). For this reason, Stamina is important for an Offensive Winger with PM.

Playmaking has two benefits for an offensive winger.

1. Playmaking boosts the teams midfield and delivers potentially more chances for the winger to use their high wing skill to convert into goals.

2. Playmaking indirectly makes-up for the defensive failings of an Offensive Winger by reducing the number of chances that the opponent will receive and potentially score on down that wing side. As the rules state: Offensive Winger: More Winger, less Defending.


Defense

Offensive Wingers are an offensive tool. All the skills needed for offense are the skills worth paying for in an offensive winger. However, the rules state "less defending" and do not say "no defending.

The decision to play an Offensive Winger over an Extra IM is a decision to forgoe some midfield contribution for some attack. Having some defence on your Offensive Winger can temper that extra vulnerability.

So, Defense is not worth paying for like Passing or PM is, but it has a value and usually comes free.

Defense and Pressing

When Pressing, the defensive skill of your entire team is added together to determine your Pressing skill rating. For a team that plays 4-5-1 pressing, the defense skill of your Offensive Wingers can be of value.


The $$$ Value of Secondaries

Teams that are higher-up the food chain and are having to budget their salaries wisely, can look to secondaries on their Offensive Wingers to help keep costs down.

Defense: Usually comes free and is used (although to a lesser degree)

Passing: If your team has hit a wage ceiling for a winger, you can get more wing attack for very little money by having an offensive winger with generous passing. This can save a big team a lot of money.

Playmaking: Everyone wants more posession, but when salaries of IMs start to get too high, the PM contribution of a skilled Offensive Winger is of great help, on the pitch and in the pocketbook.