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What is the secret to Div 2?

1245 posts Professional
So for the second time, I've been promoted to Div 2, after winning Div 3 rather easily.
The first time I got into div 2, I lost 7 games straight, probably only scoring 3 or 4 but conceding several each game. I put it down to a bad run.

After getting back into Div 2, I've noticed a few differences:

1) The opposition never misses a tackle - not even when trying to grapple and it going for a standing tackle instead.
2) The teams are generally worse, lower rated. Seldom do I see a player above 85.
3) The defenders are always clumped together and cover every run made by forwards.
4) The opposition seems to be able to make absurd tackles when the ball is the other side of my player

I understand some of this will be abusing the game dynamics, but when I've tried some of these tactics, it just doesn't work.

Could anybody give me some advice on playing these players? Or link me to a youtube that shows D1/2 gameplay?



  • sturges12345
    3295 posts National Call-Up
    this does not bode well for me - just won div 3
  • ConductorConte
    1245 posts Professional
    this does not bode well for me - just won div 3

    Let me know if you have the same experience.
  • DadTbx
    169 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Or just get relegated from Div1
  • reconskill
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
    go on twitch and watch some streams fromm jukez, inception, gorilla etc. Watch their fut champs gameplay, you will learn alot.
  • Rollin21h
    1389 posts Professional
    edited November 2016
    Just won div 2 with 7-1-1, no difference for me between 1 2 and 3, so its gotta be you. All you can do is just play the game to get better, watch your gameplay and check what you've done wrong and learn from your mistakes. Also playing weekeng league is a great way to get better, even if you loose a lot, since you see how a good player plays and you try to adapt to their tactics.
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