I'm at my wit's end with this game. I can't **** do it. My record is now 35-16-44, I'm stuck in division 7 still, barely. I can't play this way, every other Fifa I've at least won more games than I lost. I've tried so many formations now, with different tactics, I just can't win no matter what I do. I can't finish chances consistently, and I can't prevent the other team scoring - even if I defend well, they always pop a jammy 25-yarder in with some nobody player. Last night I actually downloaded the Pro Evo demo. That's how bad it's got.
I should point out at this point that I'm not blaming the game either. I still think it's probably a better game than 16, 15 & 14, but I just can't do it. Losing isn't fun. Fifa 15 was more fun than this despite it being a **** game. Every game of Fifa since 98 and I just do my thing and play how I like playing, and if it works it works - more often than not it has worked, but now it doesn't. So I either have to drastically alter how I play (which might not be as fun), or get used to losing more (which definitely isn't fun). Computer Exchange will still give me £32 for the game at this point, and I'm strongly considering it.
I've sold basically all my players and I want to give it one last roll of the dice, but I don't even know what to do? Thinking of going old school with a bunch of fast, tall players?? The team I built last night was in theory set up perfectly () for a nice pass and move game - perfect work rates and all - but it didn't work.
What's the most foolproof, idiot proof way to play this game?? There must be something I can try.
TLDR version: I can't **** win and it makes me sad.
Update: Turned a slight corner with 4-1-2-1-2 wide:
Update again: 3-5-2 is the best.
I finally have a positive win/loss record again! It has taken this long but I'm now on 83-37-79. Last night was the best night of this game I've had since the very first day I got it (the day before official release day) - I qualified for the Weekend League for the first time (in only one attempt as well), then sealed promotion from division 4 to d3!
I did strengthen my teams' defences before that so that probably helped:
Tevez was unbelievable (just bought him), in the WL qualifier he got 2 goals in the semi and 2 immense goals in the final. Undoubtedly I will get my arse slapped around all over the place in WL but whatever, I'll give it a shot.