The following tips will help you understand key elements of the game and the impact they have. They are written to help you be more successful playing Kevin Toms Football
Tip #1 There is plenty of depth in the game
This game is simple to get into, deliberately, but it has subtle things going on. It’s worth reading the full instructions to get the best out of how to play
Tip #2 Injured and out of position players play badly
This will show itself in less effective passing, shooting and less effective marking against opponents. An injured talent level 7 player may only perform as a 2 for example because of his injuries. A rating 8 D,Defender might be only as effective as a 3 defender if you play him in attack.
Tip #2a Injured players
When looking at your team either during team selection or during the match, note the colour of their position and rating label, for example DM7. If it is white, they are fit, yellow= minor injury, orange= more serious injury. You can always pick a player to play, but the more injured he is, the worse his performance in the match will be. When a players description label is showing as orange, try to avoid picking him to play!
Tip #2b Players out of position
Each player has a natural positions shown by G,D,M,A = Goalie, Defender, Midfield, Attacker. Some players can play in multiple positions DM, DA, MA. When you look at the team selection screen the players are positioned in the 4 zones for Goalie, Defenders, Midfielders and Attackers.
Whatever a player’s natural position is, if you play him out it, he will play less well. Note that a DA player for example, will play equally well in Defence or Attack, so dual position players are more versatile to use.
Tip #3 Healing injured players
Players will slowly recover from their injuries when they are not playing in your current match. Serious injuries (Orange player label), will take longer to recover from than minor injuries (Yellow player label). To rest players and help them recover you need to put them into reserves or as substitutes. Substitutes still have to be ready to play in the match and warm up, so injured players selected as substitutes will recover more slowly than players you have put into reserves. If a substitute plays in a match of course that also slows recovery from injuries.