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  1. That's a much more balanced team for sure. I'd have Valverde over Camvimga, and set him to Stay back while defending, with Tchu Tchu on balanced. I'd also ensure 'come back on defense' was ticked for both wingers - but @Keiths_Dad knows the 352 better than I do.


    Regards playstyle - Style and formation are different things, but are intertwined. Klopps' Dortmund and Klopps' Liverpool both do the Rock and Roll football thing, but used a 4231 and a 433 respectively, to cater to the players they had.


    My buildup style is shorter passing, and I do like to press. So I need a 3 man midfield - to give shorter passing options in the middle and to cover my arse when my opponent passes around my pressing.

    But I also like to stretch play when the opposition sits back. I need width for that.

    Now, I can't play a 4-5-2. I have to sacrifice a number somewhere.


    So the formations for me are 433, 4321 and a 352*. Sacrificing a striker in the first two formations and a defender in the 3rd.


    And now I've laid it out, you can see how I can play 'My Style' using all three formations, I can tweak each one for different situations but still play the way that suits me.


    This doesn't automatically mean I win all my games of course, but I have a better idea of where and why I lose when I do.



    *I actually have a 3421, but with the LF set on false 9 so the shape is the same as a 352 with an offset Cam.

  2. It's not Greizmann that's the issue. It's a lack of balance. You have three CDMs, no width, and no 'genuine' pace. Anyone playing a 4231 or 3 at the back would clog up the middle of the pitch and stifle your play with no real effort.


    Of course Fifa is a videogame, but it's trying to give a vague representation of actual football. You and me are never going to be brilliant at the game, so solidifying the middle with more than one CM who can defend is certainly no bad idea... but no real world team uses three.


    Who Defends? Who creates? Who moves the ball forward? Who scores?

    How do you play? 


    Example - there's no point in me spending extra coins on the guy everyone says is brilliant if he's brilliant cos of 5 star skills, as I don't use 5 star skills.


    Yes better players really help. But find your style first, then find the players for it.

  3. 20 hours ago, Luseth said:

    That said I struggle to make the funds needed for the top players.





    Simple steps for easy coins. You don’t need to be a trading god, you don’t need to spend days sniping, you don’t need ‘secret insider methods’.

    Do this, profit, buy better players, still suck at the game.


    PART ONE: ABS – Always be selling. You have 100 spots on your transfer list. Fill that fucker up. Have at least 50 players for sale at any one point. We’re going for quantity over quality here. Selling 50 players for 100 coins profit is 5k... which is 4k more than spending 20 minutes sniping one player for a 1k profit.


    But where do we find these players to sell?


    Step 1: Mass Bidding.

    Here’s a couple of YouTube videos, cos it’s easier to show rather than tell.






    Step 2: BPM. The Bronze Pack Method.

    Buy Bronze packs from the store for 750 coins. Check what each player sells for. List all players on the market. Most will be listed at 200 coins. Some will be more. You will need to list most more than once. But it works, and it is profitable.


    Step 3: Pack Filler Items - Check Your Club

    Packs give you stuff like kits, stadiums, badges, Tifos. Some of these go for surprisingly decent coins. Even the discard prices can be worth it – Rare Gold badges discard for 483 coins.

    Would you rather have 483 coins or an RCD Espanyol Badge sat there doing fuck all?






    Do your objectives, and chase those rewards.
    Squad Battles Rank Silver 1 was attainable last week with 3660 points. This is easily achieved by playing the featured Squad, the Totw squad, and one other match all on Professional Difficulty.

    This would net you 2 tradable Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (Quick Sell value 5k each) and 4000 coins, for roughly 45 minutes playtime.

    But that’s not all – you can combine this with other objectives, such as play ‘5 matches with a Bronze team’ (Reward: Untradeable Gold pack) or the current Silver Beasts Objective (Reward for all 4 tasks: 4x 75+ rare player packs & a rare Mega Pack).


    Even focusing on those tasks that net you untradable cards lead to more cards for SBCs, which saves you coins when you need one more La Liga midfielder for chem.

    And you’ll want to do as many as SBCs possible, because you’ll want as many packs as possible, because you just might hit a 30k card that gets you to 100k even faster.


    In summary:

    Always be selling.

    Keep your transfer list full.

    Don’t forget to refresh your transfer lists on your Fut App when out, or eating dinner, or having a shit.


    Do all these really easy steps and I guarantee you’ll have 100k one week from today.

  4. 2 hours ago, Luseth said:


    Not bad at all, think you are going to have to help me with a hybrid team :D


    My current team -





    I could do with a bit more pace on the right for Mahrez I think, was contemplating Perreira at RB and maybe look at improving the midfield then, I have Vardy on the bench who I swap in and out with Jesus. That said I struggle to make the funds needed for the top players.



    A Hybrid you say?





    12,700 coins, not including the coins you'll make selling the players you have.


  5. This week's TotW has a huge supply - due to the no loss Glitch loads more players have better rewards than they would have normal.


    Plus EA flung out the promo packs last week like they were confetti, AND because it was such a belter of a TotW, with also these new Road to the Knockout cards being in packs, loads of people went ham on pack opening.



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    Here's my current lot. I start with 433(2) in-game with Grealish alongside De Jong in the CM roles.

    Can also be switched to 4321, and when chasing a game, the 3421 with Grealish at LF with a False 9 instruction.


    There's some obvious upgrades at some point - Lenglet at 700 coins was perfectly good in divs 7&6 but given how I've not seen a single other player use him suggests he may not cut it much longer.

    And while Jesus can finish everyone's dinner, his pace and passing are noticeable weak spots.


    Alaba is all manner of phenomenon though.


  7. Mixed up my team this weekend and utterly blew into division 6, then freight-trained my way straight through to division 5, winning every game - and all bar one of them by three goals.


    I'm unstoppable, I'm unbeatable and all your mums want to snog me.

  8. 9 hours ago, gooner4life said:

    The rest of the rewards were awful in fairness 


    I say this from a place of genuine respect and affection... Mate if you can't be over the moon with a 750k pull then you should find a different hobby cos there's simply no joy for you in Fifa.


  9. Sniped an ECL Isak at 105k at about 3 mins past the drop. Flipped for 189k.

    Best. Flip. Ever.


    I don't know a single living soul outside of you lot that would understand half of that first sentence, let alone be chuffed for me even if they did.



  10. Mass bidding on silvers works for me. It's dull, it's not clever, but it returns the solid income of about 200 coins per player that BPM was doing.


    Pick a league. Look at the min BIN for any silver in that league. 

    Then just mass bid on all silvers that have a min bid price at least 150 coins below that.

    Relist all you win at that earlier min BIN price.


  11. I'm really enjoying fucking around with tactics, it's the Football Manager addict in me. I used a Targetman with my silver team (6ft6 Matt Smith for the win) and it was great. I'd love to try it with a similarly strong yet less of a donkey striker - I suspect Lukaku would be aces.


    I have a ludicrously attacking tactic that produces 7-6 games. It's a 3421, similar to Boras' one.

    But the LF role I have set to False 9, using Grealish. And he is always open, just dropping into the half space regularly to receive the ball.


    I reckon one of you guys who are actually good at the game would utterly destroy an opponent or two with it.


    1 hour ago, carlospie said:


    I saw it on zwebacks stream. We will be millionaires!!! Pele here I come.




    I haven't watched him, but I don't think he's specifically a trader.


    The best from back when I was well into it all on 20 were The Fut Accountant, ChrisRM22 and Run The FutMarket.


    They still all seem good so far this year.


  13. On the Sabitzer thing, mine's currently on the transfer list for exactly the reasons Keith's Dad mentioned. 

    (Also mine's on sale for 27.5k, and he's not hit that yet, so definitely don't buy him for 30k.)


    If Grealish drops by a couple of thousand tonight, you could pick him up and sell him Saturday before City's game against Burnley.



  14. Cheers for the suggestion lads, that does indeed seem to be the easiest way.

    Alas the guy I messaged said 'ok', scored a goal, went drop-back-park-the-bus, passed round the back and took it to the corners for 85 minutes. 




  15. Popped into online Friendlies to try to do the friendlies objectives - assisting with bundesliga players, through ball assists and having a squad featuring 5 bought and 5 first owner players being the main ones.


    Came up against a credit card FC team that was probably 3 million coins - Ronaldo, Mane, Varane, De Jong, Salah on the bench... And he was clearly a very good player. Skill moves non stop, constant pressure. And he tried SUPER hard every single minute.

    Now it's a friendlies mode, so the match making is what it is. But he's not even doing the objectives. No through balls anywhere. How does someone have that time in their life to waste in an objectives arena not doing objectives? I don't even have the time to post this. 

  16. Silver lounge is out, and so begins my frankly masochistic mission to use Millwall Striker Matt Smith.



    Why would I use a 33 pace striker you may ask? HOW can one use a 33 pace striker?


    Well, with a height of SIX FOOT SIX, and a strength of NINETY-THREE, I am going to attempt to make the Target Man a thing in Fifa.

    If there's any tips on how you much-better-than-me fifa players would do it, I'm all ears.


    I'll see you all tomorrow when I've lost 7 in a row.

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