A team is the virtual football team one owns and manages in Hattrick. It consists of a number of virtual football players, usually between 20 and 30 (maximum 50). The manager chooses a line-up with 11 of these players for each game, plus 5 substitutes. If the 50-players limit is exceeded, Training is lost for that week. Please take note that the Coach is considered a player, as he may well play (and often does) and does get regular Training.
Each club is run by a human manager who is solely responsible for hiring, firing employees within it, setting the tactics for the competitive matches, and planning and implementing any long term strategy. Some teams will not be run by humans, and these are known as bot teams
The last week is called by many people the 'Off-season'. During this week, no league or cup games are played, but a number of updates happen. These include all players ageing by one year, all yellow cards being removed, and the mood of supporters and sponsors being reset.
During this week, the end of season promotion/relegation play-off games happen.
Researching Other Teams
Here is a list of Web-sites that gather statistical information on teams. This can be useful in researching your next opponent.
- Hatstats: You can use the search function at the top of every page within the site of the country your opponent is playing in. Only holds stats on Div V and above teams.
- Inside Hattrick.org itself: You can use the search function under Tools -> Search.
- Alltid: A site that covers a limited number of countries to a high level
- An extensive list of sites with statistics on Hattrick can be found on the game's official web-site: under Community -> CHPP