Futties Winner AlessandriniL, GKS Vote to end FUT 18

GKS Vote to end FUT 18

The penultimate FIFA 18 FUTTIES Winner and the final vote of the game’s lifecycle is here.

With the lowest rated of the three free “ballot” player items, it’s not surprising that LA Galaxy’s Romain Alessandrini is the second to last FUTTIES Winner. Its ratings though are just about enough to get you to put your fist through drywall should you come across it in the final Weekend League of FUT 18. 99 Pace, 86 Physical ensures one of the more OP super-subs of this past year’s game gets even more ridiculous. You can check out the full ratings for the 92 Alessandrini, and see what the SBC requirements for it are here.

And that brings us to the final vote of the year: the goalkeepers. Two of the three firmly represent FUT 18′s meta in their own right, while the last made for a nice perfect link to TOTY Bonucci until he was no longer a viable superteam option. Previous FUTTIES voting trends would suggest Bournemouth’s Asmir Begovic or AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma will be our winner, but you can’t rule out FIFA 18 demigod Ralf Fahrmann. The last FUTTIES Winner of 17/18 should be incoming Tuesday.

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Look: The Final FIFA 19 Cover with Juventus Ronaldo

No surprises here, but what looks to be the final FIFA 19 cover is … a lot like the originally unveiled one.

Essentially a professionally Photoshopped version of the original with cover star Cristiano Ronaldo now in his new Juventus shirt, the cover is one of three versions of this year’s game, along with the Champions and Ultimate Editions. It’s expected those covers will also be updated to feature a Juve shirt clad Ronnie next to fellow special editions cover athlete, Neymar, before those versions’ retail release.

EA’s Spain-based social media acocunt, @EASPORTSEsp, were the first to unveil the modified cover art, releasing it around 7 p.m. local time 9 August:

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Futties Winner 92 ST Lozano, RM Nominees Include Dembele


It almost looks like the type of FIFA player special item Castro1021 would build in a lab if given the chance: 92 ST (!) Hirving “Chucky” Lozano is here in FUT 18. True 99 Pace, 97 Dribbling, and 95 Shooting ensures this guy will be an absolute terror to anyone still at it in FIFA 18. The Squad Building Challenge is live now for the next 72 hours.

But that’s not the only FUTTIES news this Wednesday: The Right Midfielder vote is up next, and with it, a number of the Meta players we’ve grown to love (and hate) in this FIFA Ultimate Team as well. LA Galaxy and former Marseille standout Romain Alessandrini, Barcelona (for now)’s Ousmane Dembele, and Dutch Russian League baller Quincy Promes are your nominees. The SBC is live for your consideration until Saturday. Promes’ might be his last in FIFA for a while with PES having secured exclusive rights to all but a few RPL clubs for the 18/19 game cycle (and potentially beyond) too.

You can also check out all the other throwback SBCs live in-game now on the Futhead Squad Building Challenges section as well. Entering the home stretch of FUTTIES, these should be some of the last we see this FIFA.

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92 Futties Winner Sime Vrsaljko Player Review

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Today, we’ll be looking at FUTTIES Winner Sime Vrsaljko.

I, like many others, was eagerly anticipating a FUTTIES Winner Florenzi to go with the new FUTTIES Winner Manolas. But this item definitely addresses (and solves) any potentially lingering La Liga RB problems. This 92-rated item is unlockable via the FUTTIES Winner SBC, and can be completed for under 50K.

He’s got some incredible in-game stats:

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For me, the ones that stand out are his 99 crossing and stamina, 93 interceptions, 92 stand tackling and 88 slide tackling.

I used him with the Anchor chemistry style, giving him the following boosts:

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Let’s get into his pros and cons:

Pace: Very quick — it’s helped by decent agility and a long stride. I had no trouble dealing with the speedier wingers on this game. I would recommend using him with the anchor, as I don’t think he’d be fast enough without it.

Crossing: Phenomenal. He was a real creative threat down the right, and he provided quite a few good chances for Rashford and Martial. I was especially impressed with the power behind his crosses — his low crosses were especially good, and his far post crosses were especially accurate.

Defending: Really good. He’s got very clean tackling, and great interceptions. He tracked all the runs down his wing, and he was rarely beaten. The perfect defensive RB IMO. The workrates definitely don’t negatively affect this item.

Physical: Tall, strong and fast, with great stamina, jumping and aggression — what more can you ask for? He’s dominant on the right, and impossible to bully off the ball.

Weak Foot: Feels more like four-star weak foot to me — he was able to get the ball into the box on his left foot without too much difficulty.

Stamina: I wanted to mention this separately, because it’s really that good. He goes up and down the field, all game long, with no signs of tiring out.

Shooting: Quite ineffective going forward — I had a couple of clear-cut opportunites that he missed, and he was awful from range. I like my fullbacks to have a decent shot on them (R.I.P. Florenzi), and he just doesn’t have it. He skewed a lot of low-drivens wide, and he just blasted the long-range efforts into Row Z.

Dribbling: Feels clunky at times on the ball — he’s quick, but he’s not easy to dribble or turn with. There’s often a gap between the ball and his feet when he dribbles, so dispossessing him is not hard. He’s also not nimble, so the most skillful wingers can just cut left and right until he can’t keep up any more.

“Moments of Madness”: I notice this a lot with the lower-rated items that have received significant boosts — they can be perfect for 89 minutes of a game, but then throw it all away in a single minute. For Vrsaljko, this happens when he decides to stop tracking a run, or when he just stands still as a pass goes past him. I’m not sure what causes this, but it’s really frustrating. I’m not going to chalk this up to composure, but you don’t get this with the more elite items in this game.

He’s very solid, and he’s definitely one of the top-two RBs in the La Liga (along with TOTS Sergi Roberto), and probably one of the top RBs in the game. However, I still feel he’s rough around the edges — he can do the essential stuff (pace, crossing, defending, physical), but he can still feel clunky at times, he’s not great going forward, he’s a little limited in what he can do when on the ball, and he just didn’t feel like a 92-rated player to me at times.

For less than 50K, he’s someone you should definitely get and try out. If you have a La Liga team, or are in the market for a RB, he could be your man. He just edges TOTS Roberto in my opinion, but I like a few RBs in this game more than him (TOTS Walker, TOTS Kimmich, TOTS Mbabu are just three of them). And with TOTS/FoF prices being this low, you may not want to lock your coins into this untradeable. However, if you do get him, he’ll get the job done.

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FIFA 18 Team of the Week 41 Predictions

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Thomas Kaminski – GK – OVR 70 There were a couple of Belgian keeper options this week, both of whom boasted huge numbers in the saves category. I believe that Kaminski is the better options of the two though, after he made a total of 12 saves in a 0-0 with Antwerp. The other option is Koepf, who I wouldn’t be surprised to see in the side either.

Rasmus Nicolaisen – CB – OVR 56 The reigning champions of Denmark struggled against newly promoted side, Vejle, trailing until late in the game. Once they scored one, the game changed, and they ended up winning 3-1. Young defender, Nicolaisen, scored two of those three goals, and despite being bronze, it should see him on the bench.

Erik Marxen – CB – OVR 65 With Randers trailing 3-0 and then conceding a penalty, it looked as though it was game over. The penalty was then saved before a dramatic ending occurred with goals in the 72nd, 89th and 94th minute to allow the away side to come home with a point. Marxen was involved in both later goals, with a goal and assist, which although they conceded three times, I feel will be enough for his recognition.

Andre Ramalho – CB – OVR 73 There were so many defenders on the fringe of this side with multiple options available after scoring once and keeping a clean sheet. There are only so many spots available though, and thus those coming from higher sides often gets the nod. Ramalho is one of those, playing for RB Salzburg in Austria. The Brazilian grabbed one of their two goals in a 2-0 win.

Michael Jacobs – LM – OVR 69 There were several winger options in the Championship this week, but I feel that Jacobs was the best of them. The Wigan midfielder was unfortunate not to score three after hitting the woodwork, but with two goals to his name in a 3-2 win Wednesday, it should still be enough for him to be included.

Miralem Sulemani – LM – OVR 76 Young Boys continued their 100% start to the season making it three wins from three with a 4-0 win over Zurich. Sulemani was involved in three of those goals with one for himself as well as two assists. That along with him being a Gold item makes him almost impossible to ignore.

Lee Jae Sung – CM – OVR 76 Lee Jae Sung was brilliant throughout the season while playing in Korea for Jeonbuk and has now made the move over to Germany to play for Holstein Kiel. He started with a brilliant impression, claiming POTW after scoring once and assisting another two. Brilliant signing for the German outlet.

Cebio Soukou – CAM – OVR 67 With no major leagues in action, I feel as though with German leagues having clear match ratings, of which EA are proven to use, both of their player of the week selections should feature in the side. Soukou claims that accolade from the third division after scoring twice from a seemingly CAM position.

Yu Kobayashi – RM – OVR 76 Although Kobayashi already has a Team of the Season item, this second in-form is still usable due to the fact he played out on the right and thus gives another option for those using Japanese sides (I’m sure you are out there). Kobayashi added another two goals to his name as Kawasaki went on to win 2-0.

Marcus Pedersen – ST – OVR 68 Although EA have not utilised the SIFs for already Gold items, I still believe there is a preference there. Pedersen, along with many others, found the net twice with the difference being that he already has an IF. He picked up an 8/10 match rating for his brace which came in a convincing 4-0 win.

Valeri Qazaishvili – ST – OVR 75 Qazaishvili was given the more advanced role of ST for San Jose’s away trip to Dallas. The decision paid off with the Georgian scoring two of their three goals in a 3-1 win. Not the best of IFs but a potential rating of 84 nonetheless.

Jonas Omlin – GK – OVR 62 Although Omlin conceded twice and Basel went on to win 4-2, it could have been a completely different story. Omlin managed to save not one but two penalties to ensure his side managed to come away with all three points. He also made a couple more crucial stops late on in a match which Basel’s complacency almost cost them.

Harry Pickering – LB – OVR 48 EA have seemingly ignored the prospect of a Bronze IF on previous cases, but after 48-rated Harry Pickering recorded three assists in Crewe’s convincing 6-0 win, surely they can’t overlook them once again. Under the current system in place, Pickering would become a 58 rated IF and thus come Wednesday we should see our first one.

Pascal Schurpf – LM – OVR 60 There are several Bronze candidates this week which could easily result in one or two missing out undeservedly. There are still several ones I just couldn’t ignore though. One of those is Schurpf, after he scored twice and assisted another in Luzern’s 4-2 win.

Stjepen Kukuruzovic – CM – OVR 65 Four players from the Swiss league could be pushing it, but with the RPL all but confirmed to not being able to pick up IFs, it does give room for the lesser recognised leagues to pick up IFs. Thus Kukuruzovic’s two goals and one assist puts him well in contention.

Michael Doughty – CM – OVR 66 We saw it last week with Vossen and now the same has happened again, but this time with a midfielder. I find it hard to believe that a hat-trick from CM will be ignored despite two coming from the spot. Swindon’s new signing Doughty subsequently should be picking up an early IF.

Neal Maupay – ST – OVR 71 The most convincing result in the Championship came from Brentford as they registered a 5-1 win over Rotherham. There were a couple of IF candidates, but I feel the best of the bunch is Maupay, who scored twice and assisted another.

Habib Diallo – ST – OVR 67 Questions will be asked as to why Diallo didn’t start the match after the performance given after coming off the bench early on for an injured player. Metz led 1-0 at the time, but it was still Diallo who stole the headlines scoring their remaining four goals to help them run away as 5-1 winners.

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The first FUTTIES winner is a predictable source of FIFA 18 Ultimate Team ire and frustration.

Despite a rather underwhelming debut campaign for Chelsea in real life, Tiemoue Bakayoko gets a 91-rated FUTTIES Winner item in no small part for all the havoc wreaking he did on our Weekend League teams during the hay day of FUT 18. The Squad Building Challenge is available, should you choose to accept your mission, effective immediately.

The next vote is now also open, with three new left-back ‘ballot’ player items in all our unclaimed items: Tottenham Hotspur (and England international) Danny Rose, Juventus’ (for now) Alex Sandro, and Lazio’s Jordan Lukaku are your nominees. The real question is — do you punt an untradeable 86 overall who might just be many’s (particular of the free-to-play persuasion) best left-back option at the moment in hopes of a probable 90-plus rated version? Or will the ‘PLUTTIES’ reign supreme for a second straight year?

21 July:
– 91 FUTTIES Winner Tiemoue Bakayoko SBC
– Left back FUTTIES Vote SBC: 82 Danny Rose, 86 Alex Sandro, 77 Jordan Lukaku

20 July:
 End of an Era Gianluigi Buffon SBC
 End of an Era Gianluigi Buffon (Loan Version) SBC

19 July:
 FUTmas Ander Herrera SBC
 End of an Era Andrea Pirlo SBC
 Coven of Witches Ultimate Scream SBC

18 July:
 Centre-Midfielder FUTTIES Vote SBC: 85 CDM Matuidi, 82 CDM Bakayoko, 82 CM Dembele
 Ultimate Scream, Ones to Watch (Summer 2017), Path to Glory (Autumn), and European Team of the Tournament in packs
– Reward Packs: Free packs (up to 125K packs) based on previous FUT activity levels
 End of an Era 96 Andres Iniesta, Loan Iniesta SBCs

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A Better Balance Between Attacking And Defending

FIFA 18 made it really easy to attack with efficiency, but the same thing cant be said about defending.

After FIFA 17 relied too much on AI defending, EA likely tried to make defending more precise and manual for 18. However, ultimately we got stuck with unresponsive defensive players who could not afford to make even the most basic mistake.

FIFA 18 score lines are often quite high, which diminishes the magic,skill, and effort of scoring a goal.

If attacking is easy in execution, defending should be easy as well. That way, players can focus on strategy and tactics as opposed to complicated or ineffective inputs.

Whether that means defenders can turn/recover from tackles quicker, or whether the AI gets into better positions, the end result should be more consistent defending and reduced score lines.

Some people want FIFA to be arcadey, and others look for a simulation of the sport every iteration. Regardless of your stance, FIFA 19 needs to have a better balance between attack and defense.

If youre a FIFA vet and can recall the past 10 years of the series, youll realize that passing is wildly inconsistent almost every year.

Sometimes it required so much skill that it created a barrier to entry, and unrealistic first touches from 90+ rated cards.

Other times, you could literally pass it around with your eyes closed (I love you FIFA 10, but your passing was hilarious).

FIFA 18 skews closer to eyes closed passingthan anyone really wanted.

Everyones familiar with the somewhat wide driven pass to the striker that somehow becomes a perfect through ball.

Everyone knows you can ping pong it in a 2 striker formation with a CAM until your face turns blue.

Everyone can hold the ball forever, should they have the patience.

The assists in FIFA 18 are simply too effective. Im sure weve all seen the clips and gifs of the trainer showing one direction, and the ball going into a completely different one.

So what does skill based passing actually mean? Well, increasing the importance of vision and actual passing attributes is probably the key here. Reducing the assist level would help as well.

Of course, the game has to appeal to more casual players as well. Maybe the answer here is to reduce the assist effectiveness in online play outside of friendlies.

Nerfed Driven and Half Turned Shots

This is the kind of point you can sum up really quickly, or write an entire thesis on.

Simply put, driven shots are way too easy to score, from any angle and with almost any player.

Goalkeepers need more animations and better AIto deal with them, or the driven shot needs to have its accuracy reduced.

Plus, you can fire off driven shots on the turn with almost 100% accuracy. This has resulted in medium and high level FIFA player being completely reliant on the driven shot.

With how quickly attackers can create space, it makes no sense to have a shot type that is hyper effective.

Diverse and effective Tactical Options

4-1-2-1-2 (2) continues to dominate FIFA 18 due to its gameplay balance.

When you think about it, thats pretty wild! To be effective with a formation like that in real life, you would basically need to be Real Madrid at all times.

And sure, you can build your FUT club to be even better than Real, but so can your opponent.

It makes no sense to have a narrow formation like this dominate a virtual representation of football, when you could easily spank with a 4-3-3 variant in real life.

Unfortunately, wide play is not super developed in FIFA 18. Although the full backs are much better than before, they still dont link up with wingers and other players in effective combinations.

This greatly reduces the gameplay diversity.

When you think to real life, the 4-2-3-1 is sort of the fall backoption for many coaches who want to start balanced/defensive, but you end up seeing a huge variety.

Some big clubs play with 3 at the back, some play on the counter, others go wide, and some can hold the ball in the opposing third.

A lot of this stuff is missing from FIFA, and my hope is that FIFA 19 can give us some more options and better AI understanding of the sport.

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The Best FIFA 19 Skillers: 5 Star Skill Players List


FIFA 19 5 Star Skill Players

Complete list of the best FIFA 19 skillers

The Star Skill Moves measures the ability that a player has to perform technical moves. To all skill moves are assigned a number between 1 (least complex) and 5 (most complex). The players with higher skills, like Ronaldo, are able to perform more complex moves.

If you often use these moves to confuse the opponents, you should pay attention to this attribute. Otherwise, you will not be able to perform all the skills that you want. In other words, if you want to perform a 5 star skill move, you will need to use a 5 star skill player. Do you know who to choose? Take a look to the complete list of the best FIFA 19 skillers.

Please notice that FIFA 19 Ultimate Team five star skill Players
are not exactly the same ones of 5 star skill players in other FIFA game modes.

Aiden McGeady RM   IRL Sunderland Premier League

Alexandru Maxim CAM     ROM Mainz 05 Bundesliga

Andriy Yarmolenko RW    UKR Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga

 Benson Manuel RM     BEL KRC Genk Pro League

Carlos Villanueva CAM     CHI Ittihad FC Jameel League

Charly Musonda LW     BEL Chelsea Premier League

Cristiano Ronaldo LW     POR Real Madrid La Liga

Diego Maradona CF     ARG – (Icon)

Di Maria RW     ARG Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1

Douglas Costa CAM     BRA Juventus Serie A

Edison Flores LM   PER Aalborg B. K. Superliga

El Shaarawy LW    ITA AS Roma Serie A

Élton CAM    BRA Al Qadisiyah Jameel League

Franck Ribéry LM     FRA FC Bayern Bundesliga

Gelson Martins RM     POR Sporting CP Liga NOS

Giorgi Chanturia RM      GEO FC Ural Russian League

Hatem Ben Arfa RM     FRA Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1

Ignacio Piatti LW     ARG Montreal Impact MLS

Ilsinho RM    BRA Philadelphia Union MLS

Jay-Jay Okocha RM     NIG – (Icon)

Jordan Botaka RW     NED Sint-Truidense V.V. Pro League

Juan Cuadrado RM    COL Juventus Serie A

Marlos RM    BRA Shakhtar Donetsk Ukrayina Liha

Marta ST    BRA – (Women)

Matheus Pereira CAM     BRA FC Girondins de Bordeaux Ligue 1

Matías Fernández CAM     CHI Fiorentina Serie A

Mohamed Elyounoussi LM     NOR Basel Swiss Super League

Nani LM     POR Lazio Serie A

Neymar LW    BRA Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1

Oussama Assaidi LM     MOR FC Twente Eredivisie

Ousmane Dembélé RM     FRA FC Barcelona La Liga

Paul Pogba CM     FRA Manchester United Premier League

Pelé CF    BRA – (Icon)

Ricardo Kishna LW     NED ADO Den Haag Eredivisie

Ricardo Quaresma RW     POR Beşiktaş JK Süper Lig

Riyad Mahrez RM     ALG Leicester Premier League

Ronaldinho CAM    BRA – (Icon)

Ronaldo ST    BRA – (Icon)

Shikabala LW    EGY Al Raed Jameel League

Sofiane Boufal CAM    MOR Southampton Premier League

Vincent Aboubakar ST    CAM FC Porto Liga NOS

Thabo Rakhale RW   SAF Orlando Pirates PSL

Thiago Alcântara CM   SPA FC Bayern Bundesliga

Vitinho ST    BRA CSKA Moscow Russian League

Yannick Bolasie LM     DRC Everton Premier League

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Another Liverpool Champions League game, another Hamez Milner assist.  Last Tuesday, Milner notched yet another assist in Liverpool’s 5-2 victory over Roma extending his total to 9 for the campaign.  In doing so Milner further surpasses the Brazilian James Milner’s (Neymar) and the Man Bear Pig’s (Rooney) previously shared record of 7.  Milner’s record setting performances earned him a Record Breaker card in the latest group of MOTM cards.

In looking at the EPL midfield options I couldn’t help but think that Milner could be the solution to some of my squad issues.  Reliance on Calcio A (hate calling it this) midfielders such as Nainggolan, FB Florenzi (God), and SMS has created endless problems for me and other players I am interested in.  I went straight to work with Milner, applying a HUNTER chem style, and deploying him in the LEFT and RIGHT CAM of a 4-2-2-2. Milner was the engine in the following squad:



Base stats alone, Milner’s pace is the obvious deficiency.  Even with HUNTER applied you cannot get away from the fact that Milner is slow at this stage in FIFA.  If this is three months ago I am not sure it is even an issue.  But at this stage in the game Milner literally cannot keep up with the competition.  If midfield speed is a necessity for your squad to properly work then unfortunately Milner will leave you disappointed.  However, if you can look past this obvious deficiency, James Milner offers a lot more than most of the quick players I have tried.

RATING: 3.5/5



Having applied HUNTER for pace, the boosts to Milner’s shooting were a welcome bonus.  Milner can crack a ball from anywhere on the pitch and it causes keepers issues.  Some players seem to have an elevation to their shots that helps allude the height of most keepers when they dive, and Milner is one of them.  Bobby Firmino and Ruud Gullit are two other cards that I have used that have both velocity and height upon striking a ball.  This puts Milner in some excellent company and his 4 STAR WEAK FOOT doesn’t hurt either.  One concern would be his finishing.  Milner is often in the right place at the right time and this opened up quite a few chances throughout the weekend.  However, he can definitely miss some open chances and my issue was with hitting the keeper, rather than missing the goal.




In some of my previous reviews I have combined stats for different reasons, but never have I combined three.  Yet, as I sit here thinking about the past weekend with this card it just makes sense.  One of the best compliments I can give this card, is that it plays like James Milner does in real life.  He is consistent, not exactly flashy, but gets the job done.  This type of consistency mixed with a Beatles-esk haircut explains why Milner parody accounts such as Boring James Milner are entertaining.  But then you see the results of consistency; assists, tackles, possession, and goals and you start to realize that consistency is really entertaining.  It is fun when your players find the right pass and it reaches your streaking Salah rather than missing two yards behind; it is fun to dribble by players as they fly into challenges; and it is fun when your player goes into a tackle and actually comes out with the ball.  If that is the results of Boring James Milner, then I hope he keeps the Wolverine side burns till the day he dies.  I am starting to realize that it is the little things in FIFA that make me enjoy different players.  And seeing James Milner with his side burns flowing, piggy backing CR7 after just setting scoring the game winning goal, brings me more joy then it should.






If the 5 base stats Milner has rated 80 overall and up, Milner’s physical stats are the most intriguing.  One 60: 68 JUMPING, one 70: 77 STRENGTH, one 80: 84 AGGRESSION, and one 90: 96 STAMINA.  If I am honest I did not look over all of Milner’s stats before jumping into this weekend’s FUT Champs.  I saw a shiny blue and red card, with crazy base stats, in the Premier League, with strong links to Salah, and I jumped in with both feet.  It wasn’t until about game 10 that I went back and looked closer at this card.  I was shocked the Milner was at only 68 JUMPING, because at 5’8 I did not remember him losing a ball in the air.  In fact he even scored a few headers along the way.  Perhaps a less central position reduced the amount of big midfielders he was jumping against?  I do not have the exact answer, but it was a welcome bonus in a position that I am normally losing aerial battles.





If I had to pick a song to go with this card it would be “Steady, As She Goes” by the Raconteurs.  Milner just bobs along to the beat of his own drum, quietly making huge contributions to your squad in his own simple, “boring” way. But all memes, Twitter parodies, and Hamez jokes aside, this card is entertaining to use.  I am quite torn moving forward with my own team as I know there are slightly better options available.  However, none fit into my team as easily as this card, and none have such a well-rounded set of attributes, especially for 100k.  The price of Miner’s card has been largely effected by numerous pack openings in relation to TOTS and lightning rounds; and with that Record Breaker James Milner has entered the category of: “You might as well give it a try if you are interested, what do you have to lose.”  That is my ultimate recommendation for FUT Managers.  He is 100% worth a try; his stats and attributes far exceed the cost, and if you turn around and sell him you are looking at minimal loses.  But I should warn you, it doesn’t get any better than seeing the long lost member of the Beatles slamming home goals and then knee sliding to the corner flag, just picture a guitar in his hands.

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Here are the 30 best FIFA 19 tips we selected especially for the first days of the game.


Take a few minutes to think which edition you will buy. The standard edition is good enough for most of the players. Do you really don’t mind to pay more ‘just’ to play three days earlier and receive a few packs that most likely will not add anything to your team?

If you have an active EA Access or Origin Access subscription don’t forget that you will be able to play FIFA 19 earlier (September 20). Use your ten hours wisely and double check if you exit the game when you are not playing it.

Don’t forget to redeem every single daily gift EA gives you in the first days. Each day you miss, it is one pack less you get.

Complete all objectives as soon as possible. We never know when will be your lucky day…

If you don’t mind spending real money, buy FIFA Points as soon as they are released. They are more valuable in the first days. The market tends to depreciate over time.

If you don’t have enough FIFA experience, watch the in-game tutorials, read our gameplay guides, practice in the arena and complete all the skill games.

Even if you are an experienced FIFA player, let the ‘Trainer’ turned on in your first matches. It will be useful to get used to the new movements.

Apply the 99 contracts item on a good player that you don’t plan to sell in the coming weeks.

Buy all the loan players items available in the EAS FC catalogue and use them.

Buy all the coin boost items before you start playing matches. You can not waste coins in the first days.

Ask your friends to offer you the EAS FC items you want and do the same to them. Both will pay 50% less.

As soon as they are affordable, buy managers enough to reach the 50% bonus and pay the lowest price possible for them.

Don’t focus on building a top team on the first day. Try to build a weaker team in which players could be used as substitutes or reserves in your final team.

Choose players according to their stats (and not by their rating), their positions, the squad formation and the chemistry.

Pick the players with the highest pace and physical stats. Their prices are always the ones that go up faster.

Focus on building only one team. In the beginning, you should only spend your resources on what is strictly necessary. Other teams, badges and kits can be bought later in the game.

Sell everything you own and build a team from scratch. Be persistent and avoid discarding items that can be sold for a higher price. You can also use your unwanted items to submit the first SBCs available.

Use all the contracts of untradeable players.

Keep trading simple: buy low, sell higher. It works with almost every card. It’s a matter of time and patience.

Play with the fact that most of the prices will go up. They only go down a few weeks later.

Pay attention to the market, especially during high traffic hours on the release date. Many people will be opening packs and selling the unwanted cards at really good prices.

Never invest everything you have. Always put a few coins aside. The good deals come when least expected.

If you got a top player in a pack, wait a few days to monetize him.

Don’t waste your coins buying packs. The chances of pulling something good are really low.

Don’t buy IF cards. Leave them for later. You have tons of good regular cards to try out first.

Play your first games on a low difficulty level and focus on adapting to the new gameplay. If you feel that you are better than your opponents, play Draft to get decent rewards.

If you feel confident, play the Weekend League. It is by far the game mode with the best rewards. If you are not as good or if you fail the qualification, Squad Battles is also a decent choice.

If you have started FUT 19 in the middle of the season, wait until TOTY or TOTS weeks to buy the players you want. The prices will be much lower.

Never forfeit. It will ruin your %DNF and you will receive less coins in the end of each match.

If there is something about this game that you would like to know more, just google “fifauteam + (what you want to know)”.

If you follow these selection of the best FIFA 19 tips, we are sure that you will have a season plenty of success.

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