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  1. Was heading the way you pointed out until the introduction of both Riqui Puig and Ansu, but mostly Puig. The energy and exuberance he introduced ( and introduces everytime he plays ) was a breath of fresh air in a lethargic, slow and aging team. Quique Setien said at his unveiling that the younger players will play as long as they deserve to. Surely he can’t keep turning a blind eye to them now, they’ve both got to be involved a lot more going forward. Fingers crossed they both start against Celta this weekend! I’d also argue that Braithwaite ought to be starting over Suarez. He’s done so well everytime he’s played and he offers everything Barcelona need in attack right now; pace and the tendency to make runs in behind. I can see a frontline of Messi-Braithwaite-Ansu working wonders, but I wonder if Setien has the cojones to bench Suarez and Griezmann...
  2. They need to get the license for the CONCACAF Champions League. Then MLS Career Modes would really be interesting...planning on doing a South American Career Mode after Man United now they've got the Libertadores in
  3. In previous FIFA's the AI teams in career mode dropped way too many points throughout the season, making it ridiculously easy for you to win the league. EA needed to fix it but they've gone from one extreme to the next, the team that wins the league always, every season, without fail, finishes with over 100 points...sometimes they don't even lose a match. I've even seen instances where they win all 38 matches Ah well, better make it exceedingly difficult than too easy I suppose
  4. I didn't know it was possible for a player to get to 99 Wow, awesome team you've assembled! At the moment I'm doing a Manchester United career mode, trying to restore them to their former glory. I'll take a picture of my team next time I go on, but, in my second season I've got De Gea in goal, Wan-Bissaka, Koulibaly, Maguire, Ben Chilwell at the back with Grealish, Zakaria, Bruno Fernandes in midfield and Dan James, Rashford and Sancho upfront. Didn't manage to win a trophy in Season 1, but I did finish 3rd in the league and got to the Europa League final only to lose 4-3 after extra time to Arsenal It was quite some game though, I equalized to make it 2-2 in the 90th minute and then there was a flurry of goals in the first half of ET to make it 4-3 to them. Halfway through my second season, I'm locked in a 4 way battle for the league along with Liverpool, City and Tottenham and I'm set to play RB Leipzig in the last 16 of the Champions League, after topping my group. Really hoping to win some trophies in this second season, I’ll update you guys on how that goes. Edit: This is the team. And here’s the current league table. Bets on who’s going to win?
  5. Recently decided to start watching Narcos and I’ve got no idea why it’s taken me so long, it’s great! They took a lot of liberties with regards to the true story of Pablo Escobar, but I suppose it was never meant to be a 1:1 retelling, so I can let that slide. Just about to start Season 3. I can’t lie, I’m a bit sad that Pablo isn’t going to be the villain anymore, Wagner Moura played the role so brilliantly...but the Cali cartlel do look very interesting.
  6. Updated PSN is nfb_10 Mainly play FIFA but I’m also up for some GTAV or Red Dead Redemption 2 Online if anyone wants.
  7. Hope you guys are all staying safe! Is there a PS4 TF365 Pro Clubs team? Now that we’ve all got so much time on our hands with being quarantined and all, it shouldn’t be too hard to pull off…if anyone would be interested. Would quite like to try Pro Clubs, but not with random people as I can imagine that’d be really frustrating haha
  8. Hadn’t scored for four straight league games and you just knew that when he ended the ‘drought’ it wasn’t going to be just one or even just two. Also became the first player to reach 1000 total goal contributions in terms of goals plus assists, the irrepressible Leo Messi! I did say that I had my question marks about Martin Braithwaite, and of course the jury is still out on how he’ll do but this was a very promising debut from him. Played a part in Messi’s 4th and Arthur’s goal, and looked very hungry and determined to do well and help the team. Over in Valencia, Real Madrid controlled the match but looked very toothless in attack, they didn’t create too many clear cut scoring opportunities. Courtois *very* poor on the goal they conceded, did he intentionally decide to throw the match? But it was a great strike from Morales, credit to him as well, and it’s two points dropped for Zidane’s men! Barcelona head into El Clásico two points clear at the top of the league! The biggest match in Spain today in terms of significance though, was the early kickoff. Absolutely huge win for Celta Vigo over Leganes, and of course it just had to be Barry Aspas to score the winning goal for them.
  9. I agree it is fucked up, but that is and has always been the rule in Spain. Suarez is out for the majority of the remainder of the season, Dembele is out for the entirety of the remainder of the season, and Barça only have three fit forwards. In dire situations like this ( a dire situation which, aside from pure misfortune, was definitely partly Barcelona's own doing anyway, to be fair, as they let go of both Abel Ruiz and Carles Perez in January ), the RFEF does allow clubs to sign a domestic replacement. I don't think the rule itself is a bad thing, but I do disagree that the selling club ( or, the club the player is leaving, as Leganes aren't really selling him, his release clause is just being paid ) are not allowed to sign a replacement. So in effect, Leganes, who are currently locked in a relegation battle, are losing their best goalscorer without being able to sign a replacement and although they may have gone down anyway, they're probably definitely going down now. That is very unfair to them, and aside from me not rating Braithwaite very highly at all ( I would have much preferred Ángel Rodriguez, despite his age ), this is another reason I was against his signing.
  10. Both Denis Suarez and especially Rafinha were superb in Celta's match against Real Madrid, really happy to see them doing well! And Madrid would be disappointed indeed, sets things up very nicely for the Clásico in two weeks time.
  11. Does anyone play Volta? It feels like such a massive wasted opportunity. Leading up to launch I was expecting to play a lot of it, but it hasn't panned out that way. You can't even play it online for some reason haha, which feels like such a basic feature that should be available without a second thought in 2020. Played it once when I first got the game and haven't touched it since.
  12. Really happy to see how well Firpo did today. When Alba was injured earlier in the season, Firpo was quite cagey and nervous, always choosing the safe option but there was none of that today. Looked far more confident, comfortable and willing to take risks.
  13. Most seem to have written off Neymar as having wasted his chance to end up winning a Ballon D'Or, but barring injury I think he'll win it in 2021.
  14. At some point you've just got to cut your losses and move on. I agree with @Viva la FCB, I'd even be happy to get 45 million euros for him. It's a real shame how this has gone, especially since he had actually done pretty well for us in his first few months at the club. From January 2018 to May 2018 it seemed as though he had fit in like a glove.
  15. Getafe have been so good this season, it's mental. Deservedly 3rd in the league right now and I hope they maintain it until the end of the season ( you'd back them to ), it'd be amazing to see them in the Champions League next season!
  16. My current team on FUT. Once I have the coins I’m planning on upgrading Anderson to Sterling’s UCL Team of the Group Stage card and Fabinho with James Maddison’s Headliners version.
  17. Really gutted about that It also means that Barça's only fit senior forwards for the remainder of the season are Messi, Griezmann and Ansu. I think they should have the option to make an emergency signing outside the window, but I'd rather they bet on the B team lads...Alex Collado should get more minutes from here on out, which is a positive, looking forward to hopefully seeing more of him with the first team
  18. I don't think it's any exaggeration to say that was probably Semedo's best game for Barça, looks like he's finally about to start realising his potential under Setién.
  19. I know there aren't as much people on here nowadays as there used to be, but it would be cool if we could still pull off a tournament
  20. It pisses me off that there seems to be no really big changes made to Career Mode again this year, but at least we'll have the Champions League and Europa League fully licensed which will keep things very exciting for a while, and of course as @Cicero said we'll now have Ultimate difficulty added. That'll hopefully make things a bit more challenging, because right now unless you mess with sliders ( which I refuse to do ) even on Legendary it's just so easy that it becomes boring very quickly.
  21. All the best to him in Germany, I hope he goes there and does well. Maybe even well enough that it gets him a spot in the Spanish national team setup. The problem with him was never ability, it's just that his style and the style he was accustomed to back at Valencia where he had done so well in the past was very different from Barcelona's style, and in that regard he never quite fit.
  22. Yes, the board's transfer business this summer was really, really well done for me. For once we actually got rid of every single player that I think needed to go, and we did well in bringing in young, promising players to add quality depth that we haven't had for a good while, plus the experienced Arturo Vidal as well, and all for great prices. The transfer window we had honestly surprised me with just how good it was. The squad looks really strong and hopefully the new signings integrate well so we can make a strong push for both La Liga and the Champions League. I think our strongest eleven has been the strongest team on paper in the world for a while now, even while Real Madrid were busy winning three UCL's in a row, our team has been better. But one of the biggest issues we've had has been depth, which we have this year and I hope Valverde uses it wisely so our 'Gala XI' can arrive at the business end of the season fresh, especially Messi, Busquets and Rakitic.
  23. The state of Real Valladolid's pitch on Saturday was absolutely atrocious...I'm just happy that we managed to make it out of a very tough away fixture on a potato field of a pitch with the win and more importantly with none of our players getting hurt! Proud of Dembele, he put in a great shift and was the difference between the two sides in the end...hopefully this is his season to really explode and show his worth, which he's already beginning to do! This time VAR saved us and on another night it may very well work against us, but I'm really happy to have it in La Liga!
  24. Really exciting signing with lots of talent and potential, and fingers crossed that he realises all of that potential. He has done well so far, albeit in friendlies. This also adds depth and strengthens our options off the bench, something we've been weak with in recent seasons but look pretty good with this year.
  25. There's been a lot of outrage about this signing but personally I like it. He's a player of a completely different profile from what we're accustomed to which offers us more options, he's really experienced and he's been there and done that at the highest level and he's a player that's born to play in tough matches. If Arturo Vidal was on the pitch in Rome a couple of months ago I'm confident that his presence and the way he fights and gives more than his all for every single ball could've prevented what happened that night. He'll help us a lot in the short term, I'm happy to have him on board.
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