@Steely articulated it brilliantly, absolutely loved those Thursday nights. Like @Mitchell, managed to dodge many a work engagement so I didn't miss my regular Thursday game. @SaintM's sterling work on the 1v1 league also a highlight as well, but the whole Pro Clubs/OTP thing really helped bind it all together and form a community I think.
Also, who could forget the infamous 'gate' thread?
@MardiganX with *that* back-pass ("I was mashing the wee fucking button to skip the cut-scene!"). Those were some of my favourite social gaming experiences.
I'm flip-flopping on buying FIFA 19 at the moment, hearing no changes for Clubs was disappointing, but EA aren't really focussed on that too much given it's not a monetised game mode. However, I don't mind the Journey mode and occasional Club matches, so I might trade some stuff in for it. My gaming habits tend to lean to an hour or so on a shooter or something these days. In fact, I think finishing God of War yesterday was the first game I completed in 18 months!