No, not another post about teams impossible to beat...
I've come up against some opponents on squad battles which seem impossible to recreate and it's made me wonder - are some opponents actually the concept squads of people rather than actual teams?
Three examples from recent memory:
1. Last night's opponents had Ronaldo Nazario 96 up front (the Brazilian prime icon). Is he available yet because I can't find him on transfer market nor see a sbc to earn him. How have my opponents got him?
2. I played against a team with both Rooney and Yaya Toure FUT Birthday versions. You can't buy these, only get them as rewards for submitting 4 St Patrick's players on each, so 8 St. Patrick's players in total. You can't buy St. Patricks players (that I know of), only earn them through weekly rewards. There are 5 to get and you can get them once each. How did my opponents have both those players?
3. A couple of weeks ago I logged on just after 6pm UK time on a Wednesday, no more than 15 minutes after totw was released. I updated squad battles opponents and my opponents had IF Griezmann and someone else who had been released no more than 15 minutes early. I searched on market for that Griezmann and there were none at the time. Either the opponents sniped him (and the other in form) immediately and no-one else was listing (unlikely he'd got that and then I get matched against them), or he'd pulled them both straight after their release (surely can't be that lucky?).
#3 I came against first and just passed it off as them being lucky. #2 I was like "how have they got both of them" and started thinking something was iffy. #1 with Ronaldo last night and I'm like "this can't be right".
I can't explain how some of these teams are created viable - are they concept squads and if so why are they being put against us in squad battles?
I frequently come up against awesome teams with multiple icons, toty, in forms, etc. that are way beyond the budget of 99.99% of players. My only explanation is either that these users teams don't really exist, or they're concept teams to artificially make squad battles more difficult?
Has anyone else come against teams that simply don't seem possible?