Scouting is essential in FM19 because it can allow you to find great players for an extremely cheap price. Whether you are looking for a player that can pay its dividend right now or in the future, our Football Manager 2019 Scouting Guide will ensure that your Scouting System is scouring the world of football at maximum efficiency.
Football Manager 2019 Scouting
These tips and tricks are there to ensure that newbies, as well as intermediate players of the game, can understand how the basics of the Scouting System in the game work and to get started with searching for the next best talent in the world of football.
The Scouting System is very versatile and can cater to the specific niche that you wish to look at.
Whether you are looking for the next Balon D’or winner or an experienced midfielder to guide your team to a promotion, the Scouting System will be your best friend in finding the perfect fit for your team.
The Easy Way
If you do not have the time or are not planning to set up your Scouting System at the moment, the best thing that you can do (this should be considered mandatory) is to delegate the scouting duties to your Chief Scout.
You can do this by heading to the “Scouting” tab and then selecting the Chief Scout as the guy responsible for scouting in the top left-hand corner.
What this means is that your Chief Scout will be assigning all the other scouts and sending them out on assignments.
You can further increase the accuracy of this method by hiring a better Chief Scout as well as junior Scouts (which you should be doing anyway, to be honest).
Use the Scouting Focus
Whether you are looking for a specific type of player or generally want to bolster a certain section of your squad, the Scouting Focus section will be your best friend.
This section allows you to generally define the kind of player your scouts will be looking for. This will ensure that you can narrow down the scouting results to a certain category and only look at players of that category.
For example, you can look for a young player who is very fast if you feel like you lack pace on the wings. You can then couple this with a tall player who can utilize their crosses and head the ball into the net.
Divide Your Scouts
Although this point is more applicable to the bigger teams rather than the smaller ones, remember that you have multiple scouts in your team and you can assign them all to different duties in order to ensure that you have complete control over the way your team shapes out.
The biggest teams in the world could have more than 30 Scouts. As such, it does not make sense to have all of them searching the same kind of player as that could lead to redundancy in your Scouting System.
Divide your scouts to different assignments to ensure a comprehensive look into the world of football is made.
Localize Your System
Your scouts have different nationalities. What that means is that you can assign those scouts to look into their own home territories.
They will have much better knowledge of their own domestic teams and thus will be able to guide you much better when it comes to presenting their reports.
Consider Your League
Remember that the star rating that players have is not an exact representation but rather a representation against the level of your current team and league.
For that reason, it is important to note that if you are going to go for 3-star players in Division 2 of England, you may not get good players but rather mediocre players compared to your division.
It is important to remember to go for 4 or 5-star players no matter what division you are (and vice versa) when scouting if you want a player that is going to be one of the best ones in your league.