During the week I was toying with the idea of keeping a record of the post match results of my last WL. At first i was reluctant in making this thread; considering how many soccer purists play FIFA and would only ridicule me for "lack of tackles" or "play at home only" approach.
I am division 1 player, I don't spam la croquetta every chance I get but I do use it when an opportunity presents itself to get into space, additionally I try to play matches with at least 4 bar connection and most of you here would agree that this can appear as cherry picking.
I've been a member here for a long time and I am sick of seeing thread pop up each week moaning about delay/P2W/EA etc. I want to showcase my results as to get an opinion from some of you wether I am being pigeon holed into G2 or am I just G2 player as each weekend I feel like I could have been G1 or even E3.
Now, lets get into the post match results & WL shenanigans:
Due to administrative error (damn PS4) the screen shot wasn't saved down. I won 2-0.
Game 2: Fairly straight forward game, was controlling the game from the start but first two goals by the opponent were direct response from when I opened the scoring. Near the 65th his players stopped playing as well guessing due to "constant pressure" draining his stamina.
Game 3: Deserved loss, this dude was great and played really well. I couldn't get the ball of him.
Game 4: 2-0 RQ, I'm sure the guy could have fought his way back as my players felt like they were skating on ice. Got two good chances and I took them, onto the next one.
Game 5: Good game, don't let the stats fool you. This lad was solid and it felt like I had "EA gods" behind me as each of his chances were clear cut goals but somehow his ST's just didn't put them away.
Game 6: Proud of this game. Clear youtube fanboy follower of all them "buy cheap coins here" leeches. He opened the scoreline and proceeded to dab. Anytime I had the ball he'd just slide tackle and would get away with it. During the first half break, I swapped to 4222 and banged in four.
Game 7: Tight game from the get go. I opened the scoreline with the opponent equalizing shortly after but this dude skipped the replays and moved on with the game. Second half I found myself 2-1 down before switching to 4222 again proved fruitful. I have to add that this game could have gone either way. I managed to score in the 90th.
Game 8: 2-0 down in the 65th the opponent decided to move onto the next one.
At this point I put the controller down and went to bed, all of the games above were played on Friday, overall the connection was good and I played decent "FIFA" and let me be clear here; I played FIFA not trying to replicate football we see on TV but hey 7-1 is a good start.
Saturday morning I got up early to reach G3 and I felt confident that I could do it fairly quickly.. overconfidence..
Game 9: Kinda felt cheated after this game, I had good chances to finish but TOTY Mbappe kept scuffing them. First touches of my players were awful too and I felt that this wasn't going to end well. Sure enough I opened the scoreline and kept it good form only for my opponent to just spam El Tornado cross and win the game by 90th min winner. I decided to cook mrs breakfast while I calm down.
Game 10: Pretty much carbon copy of my previous game, I go 1-0 up and try to keep the ball hoping my opponent make a mistake so I can capitalize on it but sure enough my players started to miss passes and he managed to get two quick goals in 87th & 90th to win the game. Furious.
Game 11: So in this game, while I'm still feeling bit cheated of the previous two games I find myself 2 down by the 15th minute, now I had a feeling I can have this game as I didn't open the scoreline and we've all experienced this sudden shift in "luck" when being 2-0 up. Sure enough, I get it 2-2 by the second half only for my opponent to run in between POTM VVD & SBC Ramos. I switched to 4222 to equalize in the 90th and Gullit scored a banger in the 120th. I am pretty sure this guy would have been furious as I have been and many of yourselves been in a similar position.
Game 12: 1-0 down in the first two minutes of the game, proceeds to dab... irritated. BANG 2-0 down by the 7th minute.. shhhhhhh.. run down to centre circle dab, proceeds to watch the replay. 4222 comes to the rescue and I am 4-2 up by the end of first half. Second half, I kept the 4222 formation and destroyed the fool. In his defense he kept playing the entire game and I did get lucky with three goals being the most "aidsy" type of goals I scored the entire weekend.
Game 13: Straight forward, no messing around game. Opponent played a clean game but I had him.
Game 14: I felt hard done here, Prime Eusebio & TOTY Mbappe just weren't good enough, kept firing the ball into row z
The opponent was perfectly happy sitting back absorbing the attacks and I lost on pens. Considering I was lucky with couple of games before I didn't let this enrage me (even though I was a bit frustrated as these are the games that make the difference between G1/G2
Game 15: Similar to the earlier game, I was again playing against an opponent that was more than happy sitting deep soaking up the attacks and hitting me on the counter. I he was 2-1 by the 75th and I switched to trusty 4222 only to get pulverized twice. Now I felt a bit annoyed.
Game 16: Having lost two games on the bounce, I was matched up with this dude that had the most near perfect team. TOTY Neymar, TOTY Mbappe, R96, Prime Gullit etc. So here I am, feeling like I was cheated out of two wins and now having to play against a god squad. I kept a cool head and went one up in the 50th and the game finished as that. Having lost to two lesser opponents, I felt like this guy got screwed as he was good. I had to be so cautious with my passes.
Game 17: Having just come from a win that I didn't deserve, I was matched up against another god squad and I was mentally ready to lose this one. However, from his playstyle I could sense that he did not earn the team by playing since September but rather just used his debit card to obtain R96. The moment I scored the 3rd he was out of here and sure enough, FUT account was dated April 2019.
Game 18: Tough game, great opponent. Knew how to play well and wasn't a toxic player. Didnt spam la croquettas and only used it when it was a great opportunity to use it. This could have gone either way.
Game 19: At this point, I was starting to feel lethargic and I was at 13 wins, figured I try to play one more game (having won three on the bounce, I was expecting to lose this one; as the rank up games always give me headaches) before cooking dinner and checking out a movie with the wife. First attack, 1-0 up and the opponent just left...
Now I'm at 14-5, which is pretty much the same win/loss ratio I am at every week during WL and I felt that this week it is not going to be any different on where I ultimately finish. After the movie I chilled out a bit before hitting the sack as I had plans to finish my remaining games in the morning.
I find the gameplay in the morning is the smoothest.
Game 20: Initially, I was frustrated with this game as I felt that I played good but overall stats suggest otherwise. So the first game in the morning didn't go down well. Maybe I should have had a warm up game?
Game 21: This.. this game right here tilted me so much. This dude, must have slipped the ref £20 as three times I was wiped out in the box with no call. Add in the that my Eusebio and Mbappe just didn't feel like they were up to it I lost... each goal he celebrated like he's won the world cup, with a dab, shusshhh and replay watching.
Game 22: Having taken a break from the earlier game, this fella was good and played well too. Wasn't overly fussed on losing this as both of us missed absolute sitters. Since I had been lucky in an 50/50 game this WL before I moved onto the next one. GG
Game 23: Not a great team, so my first thoughts are to approach with caution. This guy wiped the floor with me. I'm certain he was E3 player, while annoying that la croquetta is effective his ability to man mark and close passing lanes down was top notch.
Game 24: I was 1-0 down at the second minute of the game, proceeded to dab and shushhh. At the 70th I still had not equalized so switched to 4222 and managed to get two quick succession goals. I'm sure I only managed the third goal because he had to get out of his camp site and attack.
Game 25: Another RQ, scored the second and the opponent had no desire to try and get back into the game.
Game 26: I felt like I played a great game in this match up. I was 2-0 down and managed to get it back up to 2-1 before the end of the first half. Switched to "you know it" 4222 and instantly conceded. As I'm sat here forced to rewatch his goal and thinking that all I need is one more win for G2 I might as well just move on. But no, I persevered and manage to score an equalizer in the 90th and then the game winner in the 104th. At the 120th his ST was 1-1 with my keep and VDS made a wonder save. Felt chuffed to bits to walk away with a win considering I was about to hang up the boots here.
Game 27: Another fairly even affair and again I didn't walk away as the victor. It's the 50/50's that really ruin my chances of being higher ranked in WL. This guy took his chances and wasn't as wasteful as me but I kinda felt on few of the attacking chances my players lacked confidence and missed 1-1's. Maybe it was me? Don't know but I felt like I played well.
Game 28: I like RQ's. 3-0 thriller.
Game 29: with two games remaining and needing two wins for G1, I entered this game fully focused and relaxed. Made great tackles and got amazing chances to score. However, this was not meant to end in my favor. Similarly the opponent couldn't score either but from the 80th minute this lad started to play for pens and just finished me there. I can't win on pens to save my life.
Game 30: Now I am at 18-11, and I usually finish WL on 19-11 (it's either pre-determined or I'm incredibly consistent on only achieving G2 with that win/loss ratio) and I know I'll win the game as the loading screen is on. Sure enough, RQ at the 45th.
I feel like I know how to play, it's just there are times when I know I am not going to win a game. Like there is this wall that I am not meant to pass and that is how I feel about hitting G1. I've done it twice this year and both occasions I was having a mare of a weekend with my worst ever starts yet somehow go onto ridiculous win streak.
I am aware that I may ridiculed about some stats I have posted but I'm pretty sure most of us play the same here. Any consistent G1/E3 players care to contribute on what I am doing wrong? Here's my squad:
PSN appears to have issues and is unable to store down screenshots so I am unable to currently show my tactics and will update once that feature is back up.
Before end of the FUT19 WL I want to hit E3, I really do but I’ve not got the drive for next WL’s if my destined to only finish G2. I might play Ultimate TOTS WL depending on what advice I receive here.