When acquiring players, I've tended to focus on finding a matching playing style. But at what point does talent (aka rating) outweigh playing style? 1 point? 5 points, 10 points? Below are two examples of scenarios I encounter frequently in the game. Let's assume that in the examples below the salaries, ages, and positions are all the same so the only thing I'm evaluating is rating and playing style. Example 1: There are two players who are 70 rated. Player A plays the same playing style as the manager but Player B does not, I'll always go with player A. Example 2: Player A is 70 and plays the same playing style but Player B is 72 but plays a different style. I'd probably go with Player B in this instance. Again, salaries, ages, and positions are equal so it's all about rating and playing style.