Thursday, October 20, 2011

FIFA 12 Career Mode Tips

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FIFA12 newbies and career mode legends alike have already enjoyed a wonderful month or so of career mode. But this years career mode is a different beast than previous years gone by. I've been a FIFA gamer since '05 and I've racked up well over 45 hours of career mode. So I guess you could say I know the game like the back of my hand and I have some useful tips on what arguably is one of the best career modes to date.

Starting Out
When starting up career mode you will have three game modes inside of career mode itself for you to choose from, "player mode", "manager mode", and "player-manager mode". If you select the traditional "manager mode" then you will be promptly whisked away to select your team. 

Selecting your team is one of the most important things in career mode. Whether you choose Manchester City for it's +150,000,000 spending budget or a League 2 side with the hopes of promotion this step is essential.

Day 1
After selecting the team I generally like to go and check out my new squad. I assess where the problem areas are and where my strong points are where I want to build my team around. So let's say you have a 73 CAM in a team where the average rating is 66. You would want to build your team around him, but be careful, don't put him in a formation where there is 1 or more of his positions, otherwise he might not be as potent. Also, play young guys. This is an extremely important part when selecting your starting XI, I've managed teams where I've had a 17 year old striker with a rating of 65 go all the way to 69 in one season.

Transfers
Be smart with transfers, they are one of 2 ways to add players to your squad, buying players through the transfer market is one. The first thing I like to do is sell all the players with the lowest ratings. Or players that I deem unworthy. Don't hold on to a young player with a rating of 45 in hopes that he will be the next Messi, clubs will buy, trust me. I then will toggle between the highest and lowest transfer costs and sell accordingly. If I can sell a 70 for $2,000,000 and then buy a player with an equal or greater overall I will. And if I have an aging player with very little stamina I will sell them. (Yes I have sold Del Piero before). But be careful not to sell too many players, if you are competing in domestic and European competitions as well as league then it is important to have good depth within ones squad.

Free agents/Loans
Another thing I do when I start any season is look at the free agents and loanees. Buying free agents and loanees is a great way to save money while still getting some quality players. The best part about buying either of these two is that it won't cost you a single cent of your transfer funds. The only thing that will be depleted is your wage funds, but generally since free agents are not on a team they will join you for a reasonably low price. 

On the other hand don't forget to sell young players via the loan option as well. But sell them to clubs you know they will get playing time at, otherwise they might not progress like you want them to. 

Simming vs. Playing
Simming games is a great tool when you use it correctly. Use it against teams that you know you could easily beat manually. Don't use it against teams that are close to you in the standings. But be extremely careful when simming away from your stadium, home teams in FIFA automatically have an advantage when simming, for the obvious reasons of course. 

Scouting
One of the best additions to the game this year is the scouting system. Not only is it better than last year's re-generation system it is also extremely fun and is a way to keep you interested. Through scouting I have literally found the next Messi. (A 16 year old from Mexico)

Be careful when selecting your scout though. Select someone that you can afford but is also not total rubbish - the higher the scout the better the players. Also, when sending your scout to the various parts of the world be aware that some regions can produce better players than other regions. For example, if you send a scout to Asia in search of a center back you probably won't find the next Barcelona star. But, if you look in Italy for a playmaker you can probably find some bright prospects.

Selecting Players For the Youth Squad
When selecting players for your youth squad don't be too antsy. But don't be too slow. If you buy them early due to the odd chance they could have an overall rating of 62 at 14 years old you're likely in for a bust. Every month your scout will give you an updated list of new or old players. But if you wait too long other clubs will sign them and they'll end up in the abyss of world football.

End Of the Season
Upon completion of the season you will be able to either stay with your club or move on. When deciding where to go choose the club that you think you can be the most successful with. It's easy right? Not really, sometimes the clubs that have $150,000,000 spending budgets are just too much to resist. One time, due to some rich investors FC Dallas, (an MLS side), had over $100,000,000 dollars to spend. I chose them and ran rampant in the MLS. Winning the championship and the domestic cup 3 years in a row. 



Thanks for reading, have fun!

266 comments:

  1. I'm trying to develop youth players but nobody wants to loan them out. I have a load of promising youth players and nobody is interested in even buying them

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    1. Starting with man city or the likesis not fun because they have so much money to spend already,its more enjoyable to start with wolves as i did for instance and to build your team gradually through winning and earning money and making good transfers then. buy a quality striker with excellent finishing when you can afford it as the weaker teams usually can't finish and it will be where you notice their weakness most.you can't win unless u score goals! defensively i like 4 at the back, most important stat i look for here is the stand tackle, other attacking stats are not important to start with just get a solid defense set up that can park that bus and tackle all day first then build on that as u earn more money.in mid fieldand sure u have 1cdm who has excellent stand tacklei nterception etc and short pass then its a cam with vision and dribbling skills i find most important and then build your other players around these key positions depending on your formation and preference of player styles etc.also in defense it is good to have 1 speedy defender just in case u get split open like Paris Hiltons legs.don't ignore stamina stats they are really important because you will probably have sold most of your reserves for more money and will be relying on small squad so players will be getting an awfull lot of game time so rotate them accordingly but stamina late in the season will be a massive advantage.

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  2. Hmm, what league are you in and what's the rating of the highest player you're trying to loan out?

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  3. interesting, a good way i found was to invest in a top scout and for the first 2 seasons, put younger, lower rated players in my first team, the best way for development is to play well with them

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  4. what about ticket sales and weekly profits? Does it exist in FIFA12?

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  5. No ticket sales or weekly profits. Only way to make money is by selling players or winning competitions.

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  6. just say u sell lots of value in ur team in the january window... and ur up 100m+ by the end of the season... do u get to keep that money the next season

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  7. Yep, all of it will be there for you next season, it won't reset

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  8. Holy cow! How did you get $100,000,000 for FC Dallas? Rich Investors in the game? Hmmm...

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    1. rich investors are a new part of the game. im in thr 2017/18 season and at least half the teams in the prem have been bought by rich investors

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    2. seriously?rich investors thats sick

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  9. I am having a very hard time winning in Manager mode. I've always played and been successful on World Class mode. This year, I'm struggling with defense. This could be because I set my controller up to the old defensive settings from 2011. What do you think?

    Also, how the hell do you win consistenly on the road. It's tough. The game cheats in my opinion. Any advice welcome. I have the right players in the right formation etc..

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    1. same its absolutely impossible! i have:
      LB: Chris Smalling LCB: Omar Gonzalez RCB: Phil Jones RB: Ryan Taylor and they get picked apart especially on the road! I don't understand why though...

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    2. Put A CDM to shield your back four there is one at gremio rates 73 will go up to 87 Believe me he will
      Buy him

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  10. I play career mode every year but have found a large problem regarding this years, I am currently in my 7th season and there are no players under 24 that are above 80 skill anywhere on the game, no new quality players are generated, this has ruined the game for me no point carrying on.

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  11. Great site,Got some great info off here and was wondering if players that I have in my academy you also have?? I am playing as stoke city in the premier league

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    1. I had some great youth players before my xbox deleted everything -.-
      advice for everyone: don't buy neymar , yeah he's a great player but for over 40mil his stamina is just absolutely crap!!

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    2. I learned that the hard way. sold him next transfer window

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  12. thx for the tips worked well

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  13. Thanks for the tips, they helped me.

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  14. i started as man city, i bought cristiano ronaldo, hulk, ashley cole and gerard pique.
    QUALITY!

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    1. I started also with Man city and bought C.Ronaldo, L.Messi, W.Roony, Wilshere, Pique and Neuer.
      Even more quality!!!!

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    2. I started also with Man city and bought Hesky! mega quality!

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    3. Have a player with vision...deco for example I use him....and a speedster player like Carlos vela or Jordan russell and you can lob over defended if the player is making a move....works with players with high acceleration but speedsters are the best....best skills best everything....this is playing on professional I don't go above that game gets too frustrating, and that's not good for my blood pressure

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    4. How did u get Neuer?

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    5. I started with Man City and its January 2013 and bought H.Lloris(90), Dani Alves(86), Thiago Silva(89), Pique(91), Ribery(88), Iniesta(92), Ozil(86), Lavezzi(87), Messi(96), David Villa(88), Pato(88). Hows that for quality.

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    6. how much was messi?? and how old was he when u bought him??

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  15. one of the most fun things is playing in Brazil and having good scouts. it's a fun league and you get to play your youth players early and often. obviously they don't play, but scouting is one of the most fun parts of FIFA 12.

    playing as Manchester United I found a Brazilian striker who is a 69 at age 16 and having played with him I can say he's probably the next "big thing," he plays like he's rated in the high 70s.

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  16. can players learn new roles as they develop? eg.CM learns CAM or CDM just because you can never scout those roles, well i have not seen anyone yet anyway.

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    1. well if u look at their profile,their work rates for both attacking and defending will be shown.a player with a higher defensive work rate will make a better CDM than a CAM..

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  17. i dont have the game but i was wondering whether you could loan any player you want or trade players like Etoo <--> Ibrahimovic?

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    1. No you cant trade players but a cool new addition is that you can loan players with the option of buying them at the end of the season

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  18. im playing as qpr im top of the league and im playing at world class. all i have is steven naismith(rangers)aaron ramsey(arsenal)james milner(man.city)marc albrighton(aston villa) plus all the original players like barton and taarabt

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    1. I too am playing as qpr on world class. Im joint top withj united and bought maxi rodriguez (liverpool)
      Granero( R madrid) and Diaby (arsenal)

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  19. im starting out as a player aged 17, for some reason after 1 season i get no offers of carrying on playing. All offers a for manager mode.

    Any suggestions as to why this is happening?

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    1. you have to select player-manager so be careful when you finish a season... it resets to manager and have to select it

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    2. I have the same problem. I cannot continue as player manager (and therefore cannot play with my VP) after the first season. The option to play as player manager is not offered by any team, even the team I am currently playing with.

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    3. You need to select the Player Manager option, because the first option that comes up is manager mode

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  20. ye all suck male testical juice

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    1. that's a valid point

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    2. how'd ya know

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  21. i'm trying to sell my players. but there's no offer from other clubs. my squad is full with old players and i can't sign the youth players. suggestion anyone?

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    1. Scrap your team and get what you can for the old players then sign a few middle-class players and focus on the future. I would avoid this situation in the future, unless you have a solid team and want to make a run this season, don't sign highly rated old players...

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  22. how much money do you get for winning the premier league? Went from a 1/2 star team to a 4 start team. Need to know whether or not to save up for a star player.

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    1. I won the 4 possible trophies in one season with Liverpool before moving to barcelona. I got £40-50m for the prem, about 20m for champions league and 15 ffor fa cup. Not much is given for league cup

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  23. i have a vagina :P

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  24. Man the defence change this year is so fricking annoying . My personal opinion is that the game cheates to win and cheats me to make alot of wrong passes and under hit passes to be intercepted . I feel that it takes the fun out of the game when that happens you have to try really hard to win

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    1. im havin the same problem. its so annoying because it seems the oppostions defenders are stronger and faster than your attackers

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    2. there is a way on your settings that allows you to limit what mistakes will be made. e.g if you but the shooting accuracy to 100 or sprint speed to 100 the players will always do there shots as well as it says on their bio and run as fast as it says on bio

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    3. the game definately cheats

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    4. Maybe it isn't the game...

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  25. I am with fc barcelona. I sold xavi, puyol, valdez, alvez, maascherano, villa, and ineista. Yes thats destroying FCB but this is career mode. They age and suck. I have only bought the best of the best. My first team as of the seasons 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 seasons is Neur(GK) (DEF): Ramos, Pique, Hummels, Crisito. They lowest my Def is overall 87(Ramos). Then there are my mids:(CDM) Wilshire, (CAM) Frabregas & Silva, now finally is my Attackers: My created person in fifa (you can do that), Messi, & finally Pedro. Everyone on my team is 87 and up and from the 11, 2 are German, 5 Spaniards, 1 english and 1 mexican(me). So the chemistry is so/so. When the whole team is on there peak/best the average age is 27. This is the most elite team youll be have in the seasons I said. FYI: if you dont make your own player, I suggest Alexis Sanchez(RW) he has a 87 overall in those seasons, also young. He is from chile so the chemistry is good because Spain, Mexico, chile all talk spanish. For more questions hit me up at ashtrey909@yahoo.com or my youtube at bduenas13.

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    1. you do realise there is no chemistry rating on career mode? :L

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    2. lol chemistry. dumbass mofo

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    3. Just because it's not slammed into your face as a score,
      I'd be extremely surprised to see someone develop such a team feature as Chem, and just applying it to Ultimate Team...my somewhat qualified guess is that the parameters that are the basis for chemistry, have always factored in, but not made apparent until UT (where chasing a super-happy-cozy team can cost a lot of real $)

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  26. managing santos is so much fun.
    you have neymar, ganso and all the young talent
    so far i've only bought 2 players, Wallyson who is extremely fast and a substitute defender
    all the other money i've invested in 4 and 5 star judgement scouts and i've already got some amazing youth squad players

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  27. what team should i start one with which wont have a 85+ rating team in 1 or 2 seasons also who should i sign and sell

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  28. Its a brilliant game I know I`m usually man.city and they are class already but Ive just bought Ednson Cavani(£43million) Snider(40million) Yann M`vila Kagwa(25million) Thomas Muller(£25million) and that is 1 hell of a class team! With all the old players

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  29. If you really want a player who is on the transfer list but you do not have to money, offer them a loan deal with the option to buy for there market fee and you should get the player for a season until you get the money to but them.

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  30. when i start a season with a 4-4-2 formation how many reserves should i have??

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    1. Three at each position is safe.

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    2. I dont thinks thats wise as you can'y keep 33 players happy (game time)

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    3. 25 or 26 players are enough

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    4. 2 at each position, (3 CB's) is safe enough 4 me, (treble cup winner with Tottenham)

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    5. 2 in each position, but you dont want the bench to be as good as your starting line up because who the f do you play. Better to have young decent players who will develop

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  31. Two things need improving next year - first of all the level of players generated (it's been mentioned above) I've done all 15 years, and at the end, the highest rated player on the game is 86 overall, and he's a goalkeeper, the development failed that way. Also, The job offers are awful. I support a league 1 side, I one domestic cups, got 2 successive promotions to the premier league, finished 6th on my first PL peason, and the only offers that come in are from division 2 belgium teams or somewhere in Poland that I've never heard of

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    1. go fuck yourself dumbass.... how can u finish all 15 years?? you prick.....

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    2. no, it's you pizdyk. you don't believe he not like you

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    3. The secong league of Belgium is in FIfa?

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    4. Hahahaha some people are pricks. I get bored after my third season and if u play all 15 years then u seriously do not have a life.

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    5. Dont worry... Try the creation centre, and create your own club, using bios of scouted players like reference for yours created rosters. Look at Creation Centre for a team called CANTERA. I spent dozens of hours to make it. Enjoy...

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    1. Why are you on this site then. Seriously, do people just come here to whip their holier-than-thou balls out and beat their views out in front of you? It's you who's balls and have no life, not us.

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  33. my line up :D GK lloris 91, sergio ramos, thiago silva, lahm, wilshere, goetze, lucas, messi, neymar
    Reserves , de gea, pepe, fabio, c.ronaldo, ozil, welliton, cavani, marcelo, raul albiol, rooney, and that took me 3 seasons with real madrid, but messi cost 146 million, and gets paid 584000 a week with 15% bonus per goal

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  34. Just wondering am I the only person were I play as player manager with my virtual pro but when I get promoted they only offer me a manager position even though my pro is an 85 CAM even if I get all the awards and get top goal scorer and best manager it still only offers me a manager position anybody know how to fix this

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    1. if you start with a good team say manchester city and win the premiler league right you get good offers from other clubs say barcalona or real madrid but if you start with say crawley or santos and do good you get offers from say st mirren or kilmarnoc (from scotland)

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    2. i have the same fucking problem.


      EA can go suck a bag of dicks this game is broken.

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    3. if you move it left or right cant rember which one, there is one player manger but only with the same team you was, if you go a different team you can only go manger

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    4. I have the same issue and no matter which was you move left, right, up, down, no team, not even your own will offer you a player manager position. IT SUCKS!!!

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    5. That lack of offers for Player/Managers is a bug.
      Playing as a P/M., i never gor an offer to change of club. Is a must to fix it!!!

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  35. by the way xbox is well better online so fuck u all ya fucking cunts get it up you

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    1. Then y you on this site?

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  36. Does it matter what team you loan a player out to? I always try and loan a CB with 66 rating to a team that has CBs lower than 66, or a CM with a 74 rating to a team with CMs less than 74. Does it matter or am I just wasting my time waiting?

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    1. it depends on what age the are because if the players are young their ratings will increase but if they are old it wont make a difference

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    2. You all take it up the bum

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  37. If your at the end of a season save the game on the 30th day of june(date varies by league) and on the 31st you will recieve offers of other teams if you dont like your options go to the dashboard and when you start the game again you will have a new set of offers

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  38. If you play as just player, is there much to do other than play and better your skill? It was good when you could try and get in the international squad? What can you do in FIFA 12?

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  39. How much do u get for winning each league. League 2,1,championship, premiership?

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    1. its like 20,000,000 for the premiership

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  40. markzurick@yahoo.comFebruary 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Alright, I am playing as Marseille, I won the ligue 1 in France the first year, plus 2 cups. I had over 108 mil in transfer budget. I bouthg hummels, a striker with an 85 that I cant remember his name, and van persie. But my question is, I have 3 scouts, one reidulous one from netherlands, that has both 5 stars, one from Algeria that has 4 and 5. and one from denmark that has 4 and 4. I bought them first thing in my career. Anyways, I send the Algerian to African countries, the Dutch guy to Italy, England, France, GErmany, and Spain. And the Denmark guy all over. I sign riduclous prospects, and my youth team is loaded with players all with potentials 85-91. I have 1 goalie from Spain that has an 88-91 potential and a 61 overall. But, I called up a LM and CB. Both have potentials of 85-91, and the cb has a 58 overall and the lm a 59.I started them immediately, and the CB progressed none.And the lm only progressed a point in a hyear and a half. The goalie hasnt progessed at all in my youth squad, and no team wants them on loan. If anyone knows how to progress people on this game, please tell me!

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    1. If you keep them in your youth system they don't progress

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  41. i hate niggers in fifa

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    1. Im sure the niggers in real life hate you too

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    2. Take care. Nobody is anonymous on the web. Racism is a crime against the humanity. Interpol and hundreds of another security forces are in constant surveillance for persons like you.

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    3. ^^^^^^ lol what a fucking bellend. i bet he is friends with black people just a little kid who thinks its funny to be a gobby little cunt on the internet. why dont you come back when you have some pubes?

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  42. What u have to do is play them all the time even if they are crap! I support birmingham city and manchester united so there is this player for blues called nathan redmond and it took him 8 years to grow to his full potenzial and the same with the man united guy, ravel morrison so they will be 24-28 years old till they get there

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  43. I was just playing as Napoli for a while and all of a sudden Lavezzi wants out. So he hands in a transfer request and all this stuff. I keep rejecting all of the offers that I got because they were pretty small. Then out of nowhere Real Madrid just randomly bought him without me actually agreeing to their offer. Has anyone else had something similar happen to them?

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    1. Yeah bruv i was playing as barca and messi wanted to move real put in a bid of £113 million the board accepted 2 days later he has sold without me knowing

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    2. I had Verdi (Italian RM) and he randomly sold to Bayern for 4 million less than what he was listed for.

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    3. I had literally the exact same thing happen to me with Lavezzi. I was pissed because I really liked playing with him, but luckily I had enough money saved up to combine with the money they gave me for me to buy Neymar - who has amazing speed and ball control (but terrible stamina).

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    4. I thinks only happens when they have less than 1 year on their contract, I made that mistake with Nani, with 3 months left on his contract he fucked off to Lyon :(

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    5. the same thing happend to me with ronaldo sold for 73 million bought ribbery and rooney though so its alright but not quite the same with out ronaldo :(

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  44. I'm with Chelsea and I have a load of young players I want to loan out to further their development but I'm finding it hard to do this. Anyone know how to make it easier to do this? Also, anyone know how many seasons you spend all together as a manager?

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    1. man you has got mario gotze ??

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  45. FIFA 12 career mode lasts 15 seasons.

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  46. LOL gotta like how everyone has to start off with a rich side so they can get all the best footballers straight away! try starting with a league 2 team and then guideing them upto premiership success whilst also buying young cheap players who end up being better then all the star players you want to buy straight away!

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    1. thats what im doing. started with charlton athletic and my newly made virtual pro striker. 2 years, and 2 promotions and im in the PL. with budget tightness and players in the 70s its a challenge now.

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    2. Yeah I think its more of a challenge doing it that way, getting promoted etc, I managed Ipswich to 5th in the prem :)
      Its boring being city or real etc just buying all the big names IMO.

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  47. I got götze in my third year as man. city and it listed him as 91 and his value at 30 million but i paid 52 million because they wouldnt let me buy him for less and when i play him he is a 96 and i scouted this young defender Kungar that had 94 overall is this just luck? Iphone version

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  48. Gotze veryy good lloris ronaldo and theo walcott good

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  49. My team :D lloris
    Kompany piqué t. Silva
    Ronaldo Ericsson d.silva bale
    Messi Rooney Neymar

    Subs: Nuer Ramos cristico fabragas wilshere pato Torres

    (good) reserve players: gotze terry Lucas

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    1. put gotze to subs at least then he'll prove himself telling ya! i have him for mysyelf:D

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  50. I just can't stop masterbating today!!! Here comes wank number 9

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    1. Otherwise known as Andy Carrol...

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    2. haha ace :)

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  51. Is the a Champions League (Continental Cup) for the Americas in FIFA 12? If so, how do you qualify? I'm guessing it's not like in real life where you can qualify by winning the US Open Cup.

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  52. i started in real madrid as a player manager but i want to change the club but i never seem to get offered a player manager role why ??? please help driving me crazy >.<

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    1. Is there a way of managing another team (as a manager only) for a year and then returning to your home club?? I guess I'll have to sim a whole season to find out :D

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  53. Hey, who is this Mexican Messi you talk about?? Is it Marco Bueno? I bought this guy last season, and he's been growing nicely :D Cheers!!

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    1. I wonder what a Mexican messi would look like

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    2. Maybe you should go to a TacoBell in Argentina....

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  54. i'm so frustrated.last nite i just learn that the manager mode only last for 15 seasons.i was excited for the next season..the team i build for so long just gone like that.demmit..now i have to start all over again..i hope they would extend the manager mode to 20+ season or more in fifa13.....is there any patch to extend menager mode??

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    1. I agree, but what is even more frustrating is that other clubs don't develop youth players. In the 15 years there was 1 youth player, not developed by me, that reached skill level 85. 1 friggin talent in 15 years. that just sucks.

      PES is better in this area, to be honest, though, PES talents are reincarneted players of now, so that game sucks in its own way...

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  55. Kool page, been playing fifa for years and the one thing i have always wanted to be added is a extra tournament/cup run for mexican league .Something new to win not the same cup over and over(apertura/clausura) Something like the southamerican copa libertadores. I can c why its not posibble (cuz aside from brazilian ,mexican and 3 argentine teams there are no other southamerican teams in fifa) But still ea could have come up with a mexican vs mls league tournament or a mexican, mls, brazilian and even throw in the few argentine teams(boca,river,racing) and made a extra cup for mexican ,brazilian, or mls team players to try and get. And heres one more idea for next years fifa why not make a "add your own tournament/s" here i would be able to add a tournament of whatever teams i like to the mexican league tournament and fight for more than just the apertura clausura trophys. Anyways thats what id like to c inthe next fifa.

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  56. I also dont like the new fifa 12 defence controls

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  57. there's nothing more disappointing than spending loads of time tryin to develop young players that never seem to get good. any ideas what will specifically make them improve? it seems pointless to constantly play all young crap players to develop them into being the same as your initial first team players!!

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  58. use the young/youth players as 2ND choice I have just finished 15 seasons of the game and it says I am retiring and I did not get a achievement for all my time I have put in career mode.

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  59. anyone know the best countries to scout for youth players?

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    1. Mexico has the best players along with Brazil and Argentina

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  60. 100st comment I WIN.

    PS.I didnt read this article just wanted to get a thank you today.

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    1. 100TH you fucking retard

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    2. Salt on your life moment

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    3. I like cheese

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  61. There is an option for not letting every anonymous sod,
    take a dump on your blog, mate...

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  62. my line up 3rd season with wigan :D
    adler
    kelly,criscito,canella suarez,hughes
    granero,lucas,doumbia,diame
    ba,luuk de jong


    all of them are rated 79 or over (diame 79)

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  63. If you're looking for a quality CB for cheap snag Ogbonna asap in your career mode. He plays for F. Torino so i started with him. Ogbonna in 2nd season has 82 accel, 86 speed, 82 aggression, 80 interception, 82 marking, 83 standing tackle, 92 strength! Verdi (RM) and Stevanovic (RM) also develop nicely also from Torino.

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    1. Yeah i agree, i bought Ogbonna and he reached overall 87 but he is one of the fastest centre backs i've ever played with

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    2. he's black..

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    3. That's why he's so fast.

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  64. I Am Playing As A Player And I Would Like To Find Out How Many game/Seasons Do I Play In Before I Get Promoted To A Manager In FIFA 12?

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  65. Took Wimpledon gained two promotions till premier leaugue and then went to Bochum . Sold 22 palyers and bought 23 .AND with this lineup
    Smithies , Opara , Saunders , Williams , Tzavellas , Kouyatte , Hateley , Owello , Bienvenu , Russel , Sikorski i won Europa Leaugue on my second season . Third season made Champions Laeaugue with this lineup
    Smithies , Clyne , Hong Chul , Saunders , Opara , Kouyatte , Allan , Powell , Park Jun Tae , Russel ,Sikorski .
    I loved this team . Now i left i took over Malaga at 2017-2018 with this lineup
    Smithies , Sin Se Gye , Ogbonna , Caldirola , Diego Renan , Kouyate , Pekalski , Vaas , Ragatzu , Rhodes , Sikorski . 2nd till now in Champ and running for Europa Leaugue .
    I love to discover talents and use less money wisely to create teams .

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  66. Is it possible 2 use a country in a career mode?

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  67. Thanks this site is a real help

    I I
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  68. I have now completed my 3rd season as man u but anyway here is my squad GK alder-88 RB smalling-80 CB subotic-84 CB sakho-84 LB bale-88 RCM young-87 LCM Honda-86 RAM kagawa-84 LAM eriksen-84 ST muller-85 ST Hernandez-84 or podolski-84

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  69. Playing manager mode and noticed ever since the February the likeliness of your club being bought by rich owners is almost impossible, Does anyone know what he chances are of being bought?

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    1. the club that you manage cannot be taken over. only computer managed teams can be. you can then take them over though, i got an offer with derby county with £155mil after 3seasons with brighton. ea hav said that your club might be able to be taken over in fifa 13.

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  70. im at season 2020/2021.. im with man city. in 9 years ive won 8 premierships, 6 european cups, 3 fa cups and 5 league cups. my team consists right now of old players but terrific.. gk courtois dl contreao dr sergio ramos dc pique dc sakho mc goetze mc fabregas ml bale mr cristiano ronaldo fl rooney fr messi.. reserves lloris smalling santon wilshere walcott pato and neymar.. beat that mates!

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    1. im with man city in the 2022/2023 season and i sold everybody once they reached 30 i have 925 million in transfer funds and now im trying to develop a good team for the future

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  71. I won 61 trophies.

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  72. My Team:
    Real Madrid FC
    Casillas
    C.Ronaldo
    Neymer
    Ozil
    Wilshare
    Gotze
    Hazard
    Bale
    Ramos
    Hummels
    F.Couantro

    Sub
    Benzema
    D.Santon
    Di Maria
    Walcott
    Erikson
    Lucas
    R.Albiol

    Its in 3rd season....
    Manager Reputation : 4.5 star

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  73. Does other teams have a good youth academy. Can they have like a 90 ovr striker in year 12, or is it only your team who has one?

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    1. usually only your team because this happened to me

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  74. I got theeee best lineup. it is untouchable. Man City
    GK:hugo lloris
    RB:Maicon
    CB:Micah Richards
    CB:Angelo Ogbonna
    LB:Davide Santon
    CM:Jack Wilshere
    LAM:Gareth Bale
    RAM:Mario Gotze
    CF:Seydou Doumbia
    LS:Messi
    RS:Ronaldo

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  75. Check out my Liverpool lineup:
    GK: Reina
    RB: Kelly
    CB: Agger
    CB: Ogbonna
    LB: Jose Enrique
    CDM: Lucas
    CM: Wilshere
    LAM: Iturbe
    CAM: Gerrard
    LAM: Gotze
    ST: Suarez
    Bench:
    Rakitic
    Fernando
    Henderson
    Skrtel
    Daprela
    Castaignos

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  76. Who is a good young player like Ibrahimovic

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  77. I am in my l8th season and of the first 25 best players in the world under 26, 22 of them were from my youth teams, and Barce,Madrid,Man U,Chelsea, and Arsenal's best player was like a 62, wtf

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    1. *I meant to say 8th season

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    2. how many season are there in fifa 12 manager mode

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  78. Since there isn't any good youth talent 5 or so seasons in I make a bunch of realistic players that are 16 yrs old before I start and they all became the next best stars!

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  79. who is the best player aged 16-24 to buy any position at the start of season one??

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  80. For first season i will go with this amazing players and future stats:
    Gotze, whilshere, iturbe will be 89 OVR, doumbai(speedster with 89 acceleratio and 94 sprint speed), lukaku, neymar, pato, chanturria (will be 88 OVR), eriksen (will be 90 OVR), stegen goalkeeper prospect will be 89, Agüero, alexis sanchez, javier pastore, lucas from brazil, matt hummels.
    This are some of the players that i have and some that im trying to get on the next open transfer window.
    Remember you need players to strenght your team but you need to build up good young prospecr for the near future, players will get old and you need the 16/17 kids so they can be around 23/24 to replace your old stars!

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  81. just use cheat engine , u will get $999999999999999999999999

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  82. When a player wants to leave the team is there any possible way to try to keep him in the team? I just started a career as Real Madrid's coach and Cristiano Ronaldo who is the best player wants to leave the team and I really need him...

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  83. manager mode mach more difficult than last year fifa 11 this year i try and win bar clays premier league at least 3 times in a row but i try and try and cannot succeed too difficult and its also much more realistic and much nicer despite one thing Javier Hernandez from man united to everton that a bit stupid to me maybe Hernandez to juventus ya.

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  84. and laso when we enter chmpions league there should be a champions league skin for eg picture

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  85. first 15 seasons wid man u, got bored... Second time around I started off with accrington stanley (league 2). Earned promotion through every year, now playn in the 6th season in d premier league. Here are the list of players i have at present:

    Attackers:
    1. Adrian 81 ST (free agent 5th season)
    2. Abdoul Razack Traorè 79 LW (free agent 4th season amazing player)***** great special attributes (engine, sprinter, athletic)
    3. Odemwingie 76 ST (crap but good finisher)
    4. Akabueze 76 ST (athletic)
    5. Sergio Garcia 74 CF (sh**)
    6. Lago Junior 73 ST (had him since 2nd season up from 66)
    7. Haines 71 ST (was 67)

    Midfielders:
    1. Paulo Regula 81 CM (bought)
    2. Lars Bender 81 CDM (bought)
    3. Ross 77 CDM (good physical attributes)
    4. Saihi 77 CDM (god noes)
    5. Rigoni 76 CDM (old guy but good)
    6. Chihi 76 LM (good)
    7. Ward 75 LM (whtever)
    8. Milijas 73 CM (plays like crazy at times)
    9. Valdo 73 RM (not gr8)
    10. Kevin Vogt 71 CDM (was 67)
    11. Pastor 70 CDM (damn good 22 yr old)
    12. Lazaro 70 CM (good)
    13. Alberto 69 CM (fuckall)

    Defenders:
    1. Fabio 81 LB (bought him)
    2. Felipe Lopes 81 CB (good defender)
    3. Rubin 78 LB (good)
    4. Vilsvik 77 LB (unknown gr8)
    5. Saunders 75 CB (free agent i guess)
    6. Luke DeVere 74 CB (free agent)
    7. Cisma 72 LB (FREE)
    8. Gutyevev 72 LB (bought)
    9. Gace 69 CB (speciality 2nd season)
    10. Beltran 68 CB (sprinter)

    Goalkeepers:
    1. Forster 81 (sexy)
    2. Marchetti 79 (free agent)
    3. Dahlin 75 (bought)
    4. Palop 70 (free old cunt)

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  86. after 2 years at sheffield united i got them back to the premier league but still got poor money this is obviously false in real life, cause sheffield united and wednesday are top teams and if they made the top league surely they'd get more money. So my problem is why dont teams get more money as they go into higer divisions this should be addressed on fifa 13

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  87. How can your pro or manager make it on the starting line up for the national team?

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  88. My team is Real Madrid and I'm on my second season.
    First 11:
    Casillas, Ramos, Albiol, David Luiz, Coentrao, Xabi Alonso, Yaya Toure, Di Maria, Lavezzi, Ozil, Aguero
    Subs: Adan, Micah Richards, Chiellini, Raul Meireles, Benzema, Hamsik, Nani
    Reserves: Hoilett, Sahin, Dempsey, Sergio Canales, Pepe, Arbeloa, Altintop, Dempsey

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  89. Holy crap, guys get Ahmed Musa. He's a BEASTTTTTT, He plays for VVV-VENLO (Weird Name) and is a right winger. He's wayyyyyyyyyyy bettter then Messi and Ronaldo when his rating goes up.

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  90. I too play with Accrington Stanley with my Virtual Pro in player manager mode, and gained three successive promotions without spending a penny on a player. I sold most of my players at the start of each season, allocated all the dosh into player wages and signed free transfers. I repeated this at the start of each season, keeping the best and selling the rest.

    This is my first Fifa game (played PES in the past) and I struggle with defending, so I thought I’d concentrate on attacking by playing with my VP. I just let the accy defence do their bit. Great fun. Closest video game yet to the real experience/atmosphere of matchday.

    My free agent Accy Stanley team is:
    GK – John Smith OVR 77 (yeah I know)
    CB - Yohan Benalouane 72
    CB - Francesco Acerbi 76 (as strong as an Ox)
    RB - Khalid Boulahrouz 73
    LB - Gonçalo Jardim Brandão 73
    CDM - Angelo Palombo 77 (his legs are going)
    CM - Panagiotis Kone 79
    RM - Nnamdi Oduamadi 72 (speedster)
    LM - Stefano Guberti 78 (Valencia have just offered £7.5M for him, hmmm, that’s a lot of cash for Accy)
    CF – My VP
    ST – Leon Best 77 (super strike partner in the Championship)

    SUBS
    GK – Youth Player 63
    CB - Fabian Schönheim 71
    CB - Stefan Bell 68
    CM - Alessio Esposito 64 (one for the future)
    CM - Sergiu Suciu 72
    ST - Mauro Icardi 70 (I have high hopes)
    ST - Sean Scannell 75

    Bring on The Premier League.Time for some giant killing.

    Musa does look great... but he isn't on the free agent list ;0

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  91. I've managed Wigan Athletic for four years and I've won 18/20 competitions that I've played on. lost one F.A cup and one Champions' to who???? Barcelona lol all in legendary mode..

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  92. if you turn a 3 star to to a 5 star team and then leave this team, will they continue being good or will they go back to playing like a 3 star tem?

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  93. Well done to Wigan for staying in the Premiership this year, they deserve it after their late run of form. As a Blackburn fan I can't bring myself to manage them in Fifa, it would mean being employed by the headless chickens; Venky's.

    btw at the start of season 4 in my CM, Steve Kean was speaking on behalf of Arsenal. Surely this can't be right. Steve Kean as a replacement for Wenger?


    er, Anonymous, I would assume that a teams star rating is based on the quality of it's players. Therefore, as long as it keeps it's quality players the star rating should stay the same (I'm guessing).

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  94. buy ogbanna cb starts of as mid 70 ratings finishs of as a 88 overall young strong and fast

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  95. another good player rb nataniel clyne plays for crystal palace starts of as low 70s as potential for 82-84 overall

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  96. Pfttt why does everyone start with prem teams? give your self a challenge! be a league 2 team or a league 1 team. one season with sheff united and I gained promotion, one signing, Jon stead. the lower down the league's the harder the game is. I took Scarborough from the conference to the champions league final on FM in 12 seasons. now that's skill ;)

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  97. I play fifa quite a bit now, and this is my first real career mode on fifa (I played on other fifas like 06 and 07 but i only just got a PS3). I am questioning about the scouting and youth academy. When i sign a 14/15 yr old player, can i actually play them or do i have to wait until they are older or what?

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    1. you must wait until they are 16 years old for you to play with them in you squad because they are too young to get promoted to the senior squad

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  98. Im currently playing world class in my 4th year of career mode. I got sheffield Utd in the champions league. Its really.. really difficult..
    But I love that about the game.
    Honestly winning all the matches and the trophies is too boring.
    As much as I hate it when it happens, losing matches in the last minute and getting knocked out of competitions, grinding out wins,barely making your objectives, scalping the big teams now and then.
    Thats what the game is all about!!!

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  99. Pato
    | 10 \
    Neymar Messi
    11 / | 9
    Lucas Eriksen
    8 6
    |
    Wilshere
    | 7 © |
    Bale Santon
    5 2
    \ Piqué Ogbonna /
    4 3
    |
    Neuer
    1


    SUBS
    Lukaku
    Hazard
    Götze
    El Shaarawy
    Fernando
    Walker
    Sørensen

    RESERVES
    Iturbe
    Lucas Piazon
    Pastore
    Coutinho
    Shaqiri
    Adryan
    Boilesen
    Miranda
    Hummels
    Courtois

    You can't have better players and a better formation!
    my tactics are:


    Build up
    Speed 85
    Passing 78
    Position FF

    Chance
    Passing 75
    Crossing 75
    Shooting 85
    Position FF

    Defence
    Pressure 60
    Agression 50
    Width 50
    Line Cover

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    1. my in inter team is better:
      Cesar
      Maicon,subotic,hummels,filipe luis
      xabi alonso
      silva ganso
      ozil
      neymar,welliton

      SUBS:
      Smith
      lucio
      samuel
      Jonathen
      gatian
      arshavin
      zarate

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  100. i started and played with barcelona for quite some years and at the peak here was my squad:

    courtois - 86
    hummels - 88 pique - 91 criscito - 88
    xavi - 92 david silva - 90
    lucas - 89 iniesta - 91 bale - 89
    neymar 90 messi 96

    i played in the formation

    gk
    cb cb cb
    cm cm
    rm cam lm
    st st

    but it got a point where i had 300,000,000 euros. and no players more than 85 so i stopped.


    then i started again with UDC AC something like that...half a star, irish team.

    played a bunch of seasons, kept moving from club to club, finally got to chelsea and won the champions league. then stopped playing.

    now i started player mode but im confused, it says im a reserve player but i start every game? i dont get it

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  101. I play career with player mode, that means i cant control the transfers, starting line-up or the substitutions.
    this is what happened:

    -1st season-
    everything ok, even had good players brought in.
    won the engligh premier league, FA cup and champions league

    -2nd season-
    loaned out players came back, loaned in players gone out. some good players went out. only 23 players left in the squad. only 3 CM. 1 GK.
    so when there were suspensions and injuries, had to forfeit matches due to not having enough players.
    still, 2nd in the league, won FA cup and CL.

    -then came 3rd season-
    more players left, only have 21 players, no GK, 3 below 50 (overall rating) players. during preseason games, Mikel Arteta (oh, I play Arsenal) is the GK!!!

    W.T.F?!

    I don't know how to proceed. I cant control the transfers. Maybe I'll just stop.

    -saleh-

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  102. Changed my inter team again:
    1.
    Cesar
    13. 6. 15. 3.
    Maicon Lucio Hummels Filipe
    4.
    M'vila
    21. 11.
    Silva 8. Nico Gatian
    Dzgoev
    9. 20.
    Neymar Welliton

    SUBS:
    Smith 23.
    Santon 2.
    Jonathan 42.
    Subotic 5.
    Samuel 25.
    Ben Arfa 10.
    Lucas 24.
    Arshavin 7.
    Danny 14.
    Jovetic 16.
    Milito 22.

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  103. my team:
    benji
    scooby doo, bruce banner, the thing, usain bolt
    john lennon, gandhi, king arthur, roadrunner
    goku ssj, naruto sennin
    subs:
    berlusconi, lara croft, sub zero, ezio auditore, maradona
    reserves:
    god

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