Thursday, 13 August 2009

Discipline chart

It has been suggested to me that a discipline table would be useful.

There were actually 2 suggestions regarding it.

One was to have a table similar to the leading scorers table which would show the worst offenders of a season. I don't really see the benefit of this. All players can have their current status viewed by looking at the individual players' page - a chart showing bad boys seems more a novelty than something of use. I'm open to your attempts at convincing me though as it's not too tricky to develop.

The second option was more realistic - an at-a-glance view of what players are currently suspended for a team. This could be displayed on the team information page underneath leading scorers and we could also have a divisional listing so you can see all suspensions in the division at the current time.

The benefit of the former is so that you can see if your next opponents have players out - the new scouting system doesn't show suspensions and in reality even fans know who is suspended for other teams so it's not something I want to hide. The divisional listing I'm less convinced about although I may well do it. The only reason for this in my view is so that towards the end of a season you can see if your promotion or relegation rivals are short of their players.