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  • Lately it's the opposite for me. I'm not getting called for fouls and I can't buy a foul. Last match I played I was about to go clear past the last defender. My opponent made a last ditch tackle effort, missed the ball, but ran right into my attacke…
  • (Quote) Same here. I also look to get min 60%. I usually don't get rewarded for it but I'm also a mediocre player and I still enjoy trying to control the ball. I lost a game last week where I had about 70% because in the second half my opponent lau…
  • (Quote) I'm not even trying to tackle at this point. I've found the most effective method is to just run into the attacker because the refereeing is again so bad this year that I figure there won't be foul, so I just run through the player and hope…
  • (Quote) Unless you get the defender you're manually controlling to just run through the attacker since it's not like the refs going to call a foul in this game. But, yeah, your other defenders are all worthless right now.
  • (Quote) This mostly sums up my feelings. Since this latest patch I've found SB to be so terrible that I don't even want to play it because the gameplay CPU play style is just so oppressively defensive and boring. So I'm not sure whether I'm going t…
  • I liked it a lot more before this latest patch. In particular, I've found squad battles to be dreadfully not fun since this patch.
  • Meh, the gameplay is mechanical and difficulty just so manufactured. I play SB but it could be so much better. Still, I can deal with most of the annoying and underwhelming parts of the gameplay. It's the refs I can't stand. I get called for fouls …
  • This is so typical of the folks that make this game; they have no sense of nuance or balance. Every year it seems like something goes from being totally OP to virtually non-existent, or vice versa. It's like they work only in absolutes. Maybe they'r…
  • (Quote) Okay, so I'm not nuts. Yeah, nothing like last year but when I played yesterday the AI blocks made me groan once or twice.
  • (Quote) Really? How? I haven't been awarded a foul this week (that's maybe 8 or 10 matches) and no direct free kicks since the first squad battles match I played on release day. It was the same for me last year. Every match the CPU either has 0 fou…
  • My biggest gripe is the same every year: refereeing.
  • (Quote) Well, that would be classic EA.... If you haven't already check out Fiorentina in other game modes. The generic face on Ribery is spectacular (I write sarcastically). He looks like Donnie Wahlberg.
  • Pace is definitely relevant but the gameplay in that regard actually feels fairly well balanced so far this year.
  • (Quote) Honestly, there's obviously manufactured nonsense programmed into SB to increase the challenge and difficulty but I can live with that because it causes me to lose some matches (which is a good thing) and it's not really all that hard once …
  • (Quote) Maybe this is the case but Fiorentina signed Ribery on August 21 and then Caceres on August 30, yet Caceres has a Fiorentina card.
  • I don't find SB particularly fun anymore. My biggest issues : AI defenders block every shot. I'd rather all my shots go flying out of the stadium than have every one get blocked. They've basically turned off CPU fouls. Some time ago I played conse…
  • Based on what I keep reading I wish I had done Ibra, but flashback Chicharito has been great for me.
  • I can live with the gameplay SB - as dull and monotonous as it is - but the reason I mostly quit playing it is that the CPU never gets called for a foul. It just got too stupid watching bronze AI players on 20 chem squads making slide tackles all ov…
  • I was hoping for Chiesa. He scored a brace down to 10 men that won the match and somehow he didn't make the cut.
  • (Quote) This.
  • (Quote) I'm not following the logic of A to B here: A lot of bad tackles aren't called fouls but fouls don't go uncalled? But you're right about it not being a foul if the ball is touched. You can slide in from behind and actually destroy an oppone…
  • I honestly don't understand the purpose of timed finishing. Most of the time I get green the keeper makes a save anyway. I just lost a match where my opponent made a terrible passing error in the 90th minute and sprung me in clean. I timed a perfec…
  • (Quote) LOL this is so true. Two matches ago I had the AI runs and godly keeper (and I'll add the team getting the breaks can also tackle at will without fouling). Last match my players took the game off; they stood around, were unable to control a…
  • I agree with most everything in this thread and add that from match to match the game just feels so different. In one match my players are active and making runs. Then the next match they are just standing around, nobody moving, nobody can control a…
  • (Quote) This is on point. They don't need to make a game where you can't choose to let the AI defend for you because the AI are effectively lobotomy patients, but (1) manual defending has to be more effective/rewarding and (2) there needs to be mor…
  • The AI defense and blocks are bad but really I'm struggling to find anything I like since these last two patches. At this point I honestly have no idea where the ball is going to go when I press the pass button. Balls just bounce off all my players'…
  • (Quote) This is very true. It's like EA turned off CPU fouls in SB this year. The mode is a good idea but they've killed it with the terrible gameplay. It's just not fun.
  • Tackling and refereeing has been a mess for years.
    in Fouls Comment by JGCramp December 2018
  • In fairness to the OP, the gameplay in squad battles is painfully awful. I particularly love that the crack team EA decided that this year CPU squads should never get called for a foul.
  • (Quote) Me too. I'd say I miss/have saved most of them.
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