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Match Rating Screen

After each match, you will be able to view both teams' match ratings on the right side of the full game commentary text. It may look something like this:

Player rating and team formation
Team Attitude: Normal
Tactic: Normal
Tactic skill: (no tactic)
Midfield: weak (high)
Right Defence: passable (very low)
Central Defence: inadequate (low)
Left Defence: weak (high)
Right Attack: weak (low)
Central Attack: solid (very low)
Left Attack: wretched (very high)

Each rating is composed of two values:

  • Primary Value - Classified using the same scale used to measure players abilities (e.g. weak)
  • Secondary Value - One of four possible values: very low, low, high, very high.

This gives you an indication of how strong or weak any of the seven areas of your team play were during this match. If your midfield was stronger than your opponent's (e.g. "passable" vs. "weak") then chances are you had more time of possession and thus more chances to score. The defensive and attacking ratings can be compared according to spatial logic (e.g. Left Attack vs. Right Defence).

Collectively, the ratings are often called Attack ratings and Defence ratings

Rating as a Measure of Overall Team Strength

Hattrick by default doesn't provide a way to easily express overall strength of a team, in order to compare two teams or assess the progress of a team. The most primitive measure would be a total number of stars players gained after playing a match. However, comparing stars is a slightly inefficient and possibly deceiving way of recording team strength. Thus, intrepid Hattrickers have found other ways to compare overall team ratings. Some of the more popular options are Alltid Hattrick, HatStats, LoddarStats, VnukStats and PStats.

It's always worth remembering that an overall rating which is higher than your opponents does not mean that you will win the match.