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Re: FUT Champions 2018
« Reply #45 on: October 15, 2017, 03:54:19 am »
I know exactly what you mean. Opponents you are totally outplaying, but you can only score two goals at most, and after his keeper makes miracle saves and defenders crazy last ditch blocks, he gets two goals completely out of nowhere after 70 minutes or so!

Just one game for me so far today, and it was the Mario Gomez show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYubeIV4kBs

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Re: FUT Champions 2018
« Reply #46 on: October 15, 2017, 11:07:27 am »
Indeed. Good one with Mario Gomez - obvious comment incoming ... "have NEVER seen HIM in WL" ;D

Have won the first 2 games of the morning. Only need 10 wins from 16 games ... to get to 18. LOL.

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Re: FUT Champions 2018
« Reply #47 on: October 15, 2017, 03:40:12 pm »
After that - 2 losses - par for the course.

Kid had a game and a half - lost both those and was too tilted to play again. We did go out with family, so that certainly "helped" not having to play further.

Afternoon session ... weird one. Started at 8 wins with something like 13 games left. I quit one (another red card!) but was 2-0 up and concede 3 in the space of 10 min :o :o. Then ...
Convincing win 3 or 4 nil.
1-0 up (15th min or something) after his POTM Mane has missed (ballooned) an absolute sitter, but then gets a penalty. Quits or, gets disconnected.
1-2 down - 30th-odd min - another opponent disconnect. Ok ... no loss, will take that.
2-0 up (me 2 shots on goal, him - about 10!) after 30-ish minutes. Not sure if it's a disconnect or if he was just tilted.

So, 11 wins now with 9 to play.

Best weekend league EVER!. Not. ::)

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Re: FUT Champions 2018
« Reply #48 on: October 15, 2017, 09:13:38 pm »
What an absolute joke it was last night. Moved on to 12-10 so was looking good to auto qualify. Then lost 8 games in a row! Almost everyone I was ahead. Almost every one I had double to shots of the opponents. It was just stupid. When I managed to lose 5-4 despite having 23 shots to my opponents 6, I knew that wouldn't get 18 wins. Some of the stuff going on was so contrived. Then when I needed four wins from six games, I start winning, passes start going where I want them. But of course some utter nonsense occurs and after Begovic makes six point blank saves, your defender is unable to control the simplest ball and you concede when your keeper get nutmegged.
The amount of two goal leads I lost, mainly involving 90th minute goals, or goals straight from kick off when the opponent can pass around and your entire team acts like a bunch of idiots is simply crazy.

Ended up 17-23. Not one single game went to a penalty shoot out in the 40. It almost feels like there's something going on in the game to prevent it. Just a complete mess of a game at the moment.
It almost feels like there's times when you concede and there's not a damn thing you can do to stop it.

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Re: FUT Champions 2018
« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2017, 06:03:51 am »
Damn mate. That's bad! Unlucky on only being 1 short - but still, that just sucks.

Finished on 13 wins myself ... this was a definitely the worst there was.

One aspect that stood out for me, that I am literally speechless on, is passing. As you say, some games you have 100% pass accuracy, even though you don't deserve it. Others, you're think WTF! as a simple 10-yard basic pass balloons out wide where you lose the ball in a bad spot - either concede, or corner, and then concede.

And, this is beyond me having a mental breakdown. I wish I could have the full replay - with that training crap on - supposedly showing where I am aiming my passes.

On another note - spent the remainder of the evening catching up on Squad Battles games. Kinda enjoyable as at least that takes out the "delinquent cnut" aspect.

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Re: FUT Champions 2018
« Reply #50 on: October 16, 2017, 09:16:58 am »

On another note - spent the remainder of the evening catching up on Squad Battles games. Kinda enjoyable as at least that takes out the "delinquent cnut" aspect.

and here's the answer to why i like it so much.

Still find yourself shouting "have it you cnut" when you score a 90th min winner though  :D

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Re: FUT Champions 2018
« Reply #51 on: October 16, 2017, 10:14:55 am »
Was playing pro clubs earlier and everyone of us had a solid start on weekend league and colllapsed in the second half of games. They're all better players than me and the general opinion was that they've tweaked the weekend league matchmaking this year. In FIFA 17, it was often incredibly easy in the back end of your fixtures, especially on a Sunday more often than not, but we all thought that maybe they changed things.
Also a discussion about formations and tactics led me to try the 352 after the pro clubs session. We've had talk about it in our chat the past couple of weeks, and one guy who was top ten on the those futhead leaderboards in FIFA 15, but has barely played since has started again this year. On the day of release, he was using 352 and raving about it. Had beaten Twitch streamers and Castro backed out against him so far and is possibly top 100 again whilst using it this year.

Since then have also seen rumblings on the forums about 352 and in our discussion, a couple of others have tried it and it works well if done right so chucked together a team from the Premier League using what I had in my club already. Might as well make use of the likes of Matic, Wanyama, Sanchez, Sakho and Matip, all of whom came out of rewards from last weekend.

The team ended up:

Giroud - Lacazette (loan)
Cazorla
Arnautovic - Phillips
Matic - Wanyama
Sanchez - Sakho - Matip
Fabianski

Won my first game 2-0 with both goals from Giroud, and the second game 4-0 with three for Giroud and the other by Lacazette. It felt very solid even though the opponents were playing 433(4) in the first and 41212(1) in the second. Ok, it was division 8, but the opponents both knew what they were doing, and the first one had 88 Ferdinand. There is definitely something in using this formation. It felt excellent in attack. Will stick with using this for a bit and see what happens. Also managed to maul the AI in squad battles on legendary 6-1 so attacking wise it could be very good. The typical crap style of a weekend league opponent will be the test. Wanyama and Matic were like a wall and were always available to receive the ball whilst attacking. Maybe Arnautovic and Phillips aren't ideal but I'm as ever every year, determined to find a way to at least compete with the typical cheap tactics. Last year I didn't even make the weekend league until the end of November, so plenty of time to try and figure stuff out.
The big man, little man combo worked well. Giroud holding it up and burying a few crosses shows promise for my liking of target men. Santi Cazorla also seems very good this year.

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Re: FUT Champions 2018
« Reply #52 on: October 16, 2017, 10:54:51 am »
and here's the answer to why i like it so much.
Still find yourself shouting "have it you cnut" when you score a 90th min winner though  :D
LOL ... indeed - :D. I wish there were more than 4 games/day though! It's not enough to replace WL completely. If they had Seasons on dedicated servers, I could easily give up the Weekend League altogether.

Still having issues with passing, must be honest. I have been pausing, to see if there's something I'm doing wrong. Honestly, I think that some of the auto passing simply hooks onto the player that I am not intending to pass to. Weird.

@TWS ... 352, sounds very interesting! One thing I do seem to struggle with, is the Neymar/Mbappe combo. You've mentioned it previously that bumping off small strikers is just too OP now. For a bunch of the last 20-odd games, I did switch to the Calc A team, with Belotti/IF El Sha up front ... found it more effective actually.

Oh ... and Belotti ... damn, that left foot is amazing. 28 gls in 32 games with 11 assists. There is a fair number in there that I've quit, but I'm not really cared about the actual. The quality of his strikes though ... :o :o.

On the one point re: quality of opponent - sure, I wouldn't be surprised if that has changed. But, I do still think there are a number of opponents where they get the rub of the green and no matter what, you're going to lose that game. That is what I despise most - EA effectively deciding things.

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Re: FUT Champions 2018
« Reply #53 on: October 16, 2017, 07:46:05 pm »
Built 2x 352 teams quick - one with Neymar-Firmino upfront, Pizzi-IF D.Pereira-Carvalho as the midfield triangle and a Bundes backline. Other was simply a Serie A team with Belotti-IF El Sha and Pjanic at CAM.

Walked 3 games in Seasons - D6 if I remember correctly. Thankfully connections were great - added bonus.

Must say that the formation does feel incredibly solid! 2 of the games were against 433-4 and never felt at risk. The last game was also against someone I normally struggle against, easy 3-1 victory and way more opportunities than him.

Need to find/buy some decent players - specifically the defence. It's not easy building hybrids with this formation unless you get some OP CB's. For me it's having the right GK and right now the likes of De Gea, Neuer, Courtios are just way too dear.

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Re: FUT Champions 2018
« Reply #54 on: October 16, 2017, 07:47:23 pm »
352, those were the days!

Theme for this week; rebuild all teams in 352 and play for a week to find out. Good call TWS!

Good to hear that it works KIWI. I stick to my current players + what I have in the club

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Re: FUT Champions 2018
« Reply #55 on: October 16, 2017, 10:04:15 pm »
Did try it Vs the CPU in squad battles and got over run at times at the back.

Kiwi Pizzi is class, good passing and solid shot, TWS Cazorla & Mata too are really excelling for me as CAM seem to me that the slower more cultured players are good this year

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Re: FUT Champions 2018
« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2017, 04:20:06 am »
Yeah - will be interesting to see if 352 is OP in the WL or not. Not sure if I'll get there this weekend though :D.

Mata ... ooh, what a card this year!! Love him!

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Re: FUT Champions 2018
« Reply #57 on: October 17, 2017, 09:23:23 am »
16 wins gents, 16 effin' wins

was 12 wins with 14 games to go. Playing ok.  Probably got too complacent .... maybe

The amount of times in the last 10 or so games I conceded a 90th odd min goal from a damn rebound was unreal.  Shafted hard by EA

Back to Q school, although I don't think i'll make it

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Re: FUT Champions 2018
« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2017, 09:58:28 am »
Sounds like we all got shafted by Futchamps this weekend. I think the general feeling seems to be that they've tweaked matchmaking so that after an initial period of games, you only play similar projected finish standard of players. No more easy Sundays! Just about everyone I know did much worse in their second half of games then their first.

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Re: FUT Champions 2018
« Reply #59 on: October 18, 2017, 07:51:59 am »
352 experiment is going very well. Have something like 13 wins out of 15, and the two defeats I out changed the opponent comfortably and could easily have won.
Just won the tournament to make it back into Weekend League. Won 3-2 in the first round with an 120th minute winner. I had 32 shots, the opponent 2. That game almost gave me heart failure! After that, 7-1, 6-5 and 6-2 wins won it. Mario Gomez netting me 5 goals in the final. Could have been more as I started messing about and was trying to chip the keeper! Picked up IF Zuber and played him at LM. Pretty much a perfect player for the position in 352.