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_JEM_

Wow, this game really does offer up some crazy results when it wants to, doesn’t it?! A 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace in the league, followed up with an 11-0 trouncing of Dutch giants PSV in the Champions Cup (Brewster managing five no less; doing well to take advantage of some seriously dodgy keeping distribution and Bowen scoring an unbelievable hat-trick, just when I thought his career at this level was over!) - surely there’s got to be something up with that? It seems EA continues to worship at the Premier League altar a little too much and is oblivious to the fact that there are other quality divisions out there, outside of the top three or four. It'll be interesting to see what changes they make to the core game come September.

Anyway, having now played 12 matches in the League (W 10, D 1, L 1 ), narrowly ahead of a very consistent Chelsea on goal difference (my main rivals for the past five seasons), the challenge is most definately still there, especially since increasing the half time to 10/15 minutes, depending on the opponent. The extra length just seems to add to the overall immersion of each game, as I plan out more ever complex methods to score goals and vary tactics. The only downside being you concede greater numbers of goals and cards too, though it’s nothing that a little consideration and careful play can’t rectify.

As for Crewe’s current squad, I now possess a really impressive German keeper that came through the youth ranks, an absolute behemoth (6’ 7”, 187Ibs) by the name of Peter Bergmann (21), who I am trying to give as much training and playtime to as possible, due to his ‘potential to be special.’ He’s apparently really chuffed at these unexpected opportunities too, which is always refreshing lol. However, with Lafont still only a meagre 26, it could be sometime before he achieves a regular starting place.

One thing that continues to baffle me about the game though is why do EA list the manager’s wage on Career Summary, when it’s completely meaningless and can’t be altered? I still appear to be on £4000.00 a week after completing the double last season, so the mind boggles.. There’s a few oversights like that that I’d love to see rectified for the next instalment. Similar can be said of the times when I’ve completely thrashed opponents 7 or 8-0 only to be informed that it was a closely fought encounter or a tense match etc in the news section. Knowing EA, however, these issues will still be there in FIFA 19. Fortunately though, it’s not in the least bit game breaking.

As for the overall strength of my current Crewe squad, I couldn’t be happier, with quality options now in all areas. Even opposing managers seem to agree 😜 and its one of the real positives of the game to see previews of the matches making you favourites and worthy challengers to the title as you improve the squad. There’s just two minor regrets from the last transfer window. Firstly, purchasing Dayot Upamenco from Leipzig, for a rather inflated price of 20.75m (83 OVR on this save) perhaps wasn’t the wisest of moves.

With such a settled defence, he was never going to realistically make the cut and, due to his speed and bulkiness, is very difficult to control when making tackles. Thankfully the January window is only a few weeks away and I can hopefully make some profit before he grows too restless. A Spanish LM youth player I picked up from Barcelona was also not the best of decisions. He had good stats after scouting, only to discover upon signing that he had low work rates which weren’t in the report, so he’s for the chop too. Though I’ll do well to get the 3.8m I paid for him - his value is 1/3 of that. 😕

Gratefully however, I’m in a position where I no longer need much transfer cash. Just a backup defensive midfielder and centre back will be my targets come January. Preferably ones that will be much happier with a minor role, allowing the Railwaymen’s first team to focus on what they’ve been doing best of late: expanding that trophy room cabinet and making the people of Crewe proud! 🏆😃

_JEM_

Lroy

@RETRO_J Great updates. Will post my own soon. About two thirds into my 6th season in this Manager Mode Save (Professional). First season in charge of Man City. By pure coincidence I actually already have that French Keeper you recommended Lafront? As my number 1. Bought him to replace the aging Joe Hart. And I have the youth versatile attacking midfielder who is a default City player still in my squad.

Anyway, fantastic to hear from you on your progress. If you can remember, love to hear what you achieved each season. E.g. Season 1 (Promotion as Champions), Season 2 (League Cup). Just to get a sense of how many seasons in you are and what your Silverware haul is to date.

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cambotero

JayJ wrote:

Did they fix the patch?

I still playing without applying the World Cup patch, I don't want to risk my saves...
Does any body know if the problem with the update is fixed?

cambotero

_JEM_

@cambotero The patch has been fine for me, having installed it two days ago. It's unlikely you'll experience any issues now.

_JEM_

Knuckles-Fajita

Okay so I wanna hear from you FIFA players: Why do you think 18 isn't getting a free trial on Switch?

Do your best mental gymnastics!

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Zkibu

@Knuckles-Fajita is it getting a free trial on other consoles?

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Knuckles-Fajita

@Zkibu Yep. PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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Lroy

Why FIFA 18 free trial? FIFA 19 would make more sense now?

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Knuckles-Fajita

@OorWullie Nope, because its on PS4.

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_JEM_

Knuckles-Fajita wrote:

Okay so I wanna hear from you FIFA players: Why do you think 18 isn't getting a free trial on Switch?

Do your best mental gymnastics!

Well, I would have thought it obvious that creating a non-frostbite version of the demo exclusively for Switch would involve far to much unnecessary effort for the likes of EA, who aren't exactly renowned for going above and beyond what is expected of them.

The three other versions of the title are technically very similar, so would only require minor adjustments when porting.

Another factor and major detractor for them when debating justification for a demo would be the user base of the Switch, which is considerably less than the other major consoles at around 20m. (With EA declaring a 130m ballpark figure by the end of 2018 for PS4 & XBONE: https://www.polygon.com/2018/5/9/17336138/ps4-xbox-one-sales-...)

No doubt an extra year or two of sales could have helped to sway things significantly in the other direction but as it stands, the numbers simply didn't stack up for EA to go the extra nine yards with this one.

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Zkibu

I really have no idea. Personally it doesn't matter because I don't think that i am going to buy Fifa 19.

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Lroy

Just posting this here as well as the WC 2018 thread in case any last remaining people want to join in:

Lroy wrote:

Last call for people to join our WC 2018 Score Predictions game!

I've copied this invitation link from @Oorwullie original post on page two of this thread:

https://www.superbru.com/worldcup_predictor/pool.php?p=11860487

Let me know if you have any issues joining @Oorwullie @NaviandMii tend to be good at these sorts of things and will likely be happy to help ? 😉

Also if you search the Apple App Store or Android store for SuperBru you can use a handy App to make your score predictions for each groups and see all the other players here and their predictions.

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@JamessPlays Hey. Sorry, but our forums are not for new users to spam us with adverts for their own content, so please don't post your own videos here, at least not until you're an established community contributer. Thanks.

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JamessPlays

@gcunit ok sorry that’s fair enough I wasn’t going to spam though I just wanted to put up one post to get some exposure🙂

I’d love it if you checked out my Fifa videos on the switch! Youtube- Jamessplays

gcunit

JamessPlays wrote:

I just wanted to put up one post to get some exposure🙂

@JamessPlays That's the problem... so does everyone else

You're welcome to put a link in your profile signature though.

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Lroy

I can't quite believe what is happening with Spain. Talk about sabotaging your own national side, way to go Real Madrid. Talk about lack of consideration. Surely this should've been handled better. Manager's securing club jobs ahead or even during international competitions aren't anything new but this farce seems so unnecessary.

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@gcunit ooooohhh I see hahaha😁 thanks I’ll do that!

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