Guide and Tips for FIFA 18: Be a Virtual Pro

Updated on May 1, 2018

Steps to Help You Be a FIFA Virtual Pro

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Hi guys, Mr Awbery here, bringing you an article which details how to succeed online in FIFA 18 and specifically in Pro Club Seasons.

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This is the game mode which I enjoy most and find myself playing for hours. It is a cut-throat game mode, as you are playing against other teams who want nothing more than to score lots of goals against you. You have to be at your best every game to avoid being destroyed by your opponents. When playing Pro Clubs, you have other people relying on you. If you perform badly, it is not just your game that is ruined. You're destroying your teammates' as well. Pressure, hey?

I will now tell you my top tips to succeeding in this realm, and how to avoid being hated by your team. These tips are also perfectly applicable to the off-line version of Be a Pro: Seasons, in which you play for a club and can get transferred. It mirrors the career manager mode, but instead you take on the role of a player, not a manager. Many people find this mode difficult at first, but follow my tips and you will be the future legend of football in no time! (Possibly not, but the intent is there!)

Creating Your FIFA 18 Pro

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First things first: Creating your Pro.

Although the pace that a 5' 2" striker offers is appealing, I personally feel it will not hold up against better opposition. You will be too weak and unable to hold onto the ball for any significant period of time. I have seen far too many teams on clubs who have two tiny strikers, and they simply do not have the versatility to create danger. Also, it does not look good if the only thing you can rely on is pace, which is already too overpowered on FIFA. Try and play with passing, rather than pace, and you will find that you succeed more often than when you abuse pace.

Oh and one last thing: Don't make your Pro really ugly, with a huge nose and blue hair. Your Pro is supposed to be a representation of your footballing prowess. There is nothing worse than seeing your Pro celebrate and noticing that he has a massive nose, overhanging eyebrows, a pointy chin, and eyes that look like they are trying to escape from his face. Just don't do it, please.

Tips for Creating Your Pro

 
• Do not be afraid to have a slow Virtual Pro. The default centre backs are not especially quick, and the strength you gain will benefit you in the long run.
• As a striker, look at other stats as well as finishing. You want to be able to set up goals as well as score.
• As a mid-fielder, consider your tackling ability. You will no doubt have to track back and help the defenders. A high stat in tackling could benefit you massive!
• As a defender, try and be tall. Although the pace will be reduced, if you verse an opponent with a tall striker, and you are 5' 2", you will struggle to prevent goals from corners, free kicks, and crosses. Versatility is key! Around 6' 2" is ideal. You have the pace to keep up with players and also the height, and the jumping stat to deal with crosses.
• Weight dictates strength, not height. A 6' 8" guy is no longer the strongest player on the pitch (unless he is the max weight). Try making a pro around 6' 2" - 6' 3" and adding weight. You will find the perfect balance between speed and strength. My Pro is 6' 2", 167 pounds and he is perfect in this balance.
• Traits are massively important. They dictate what your Pro can and can't do. Each trait is applicable in certain situations. If you are a defender, chances are you won't need a finesse shot. The same if you are a striker; you will not need acrobatic clearances. Choose the traits to suit your play style. Personally, I have finesse shot, skilled dribbling, fancy passing, overhead kicks, and driven pass.
• It may sound ridiculous, but you may feel slightly better creating a Pro that is an actual player. My Pro is Ibrahimovic for Manchester United. This may only be psychological, but when I play as an actual player I perform better than when I name the Pro after myself.
• Everything you create can be changed at a later date. Do not think that once you have decided, you can't go back.

Deciding Your Position

Once you have created your Pro and are ready to take on the world, you need to decide what position you want to play. There are many things to consider when doing this.
Once you have created your Pro and are ready to take on the world, you need to decide what position you want to play. There are many things to consider when doing this. | Source

What to Consider When Choosing a Position

 
• Where do you enjoy playing? At the end of the day, no matter what anybody says, you are playing FIFA to have fun. Play the position that you want (even if it is left back).
• The striker is the most frequently played position in FIFA. Therefore most clubs will not be looking for one. Consider dropping into an attacking midfield role. You will still have the attacking intent a striker does, but you will be more likely to set goals up than to score.
• Defenders can be key to a clubs success. Good defenders are highly sought-after by the top clubs. If you enjoy defending, and are decent at it, I suggest sticking with it. You will have people begging you to join their teams.
• Do not be put off by your low rating. It will increase rapidly as you play games.
• Try different positions. You may just find that you are a potent right midfielder, rather than a striker. You can change your Pro at any point, so if something is not working, try a different position.
• Bear in mind that you will have at least one other teammate in your club you will have to play with. Compromise when it comes to position choices. Do not simply claim that you are a solo striker. That is just unfair and totally inconsiderate.
• If you are playing with someone who is a much better player than you are, let them have it. There is no shame in dropping back and learning from them.

Tips for Good Sportsmanship

Avoid Pro-Ranked Matches

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In all truth, the only reason I use pro-ranked matches is to search for a club to join. I do not see any other point in them whatsoever. Don't get me wrong: The concept is good. A random set of 11 people get together and each play a position to ultimately beat the other side. Unfortunately, in practice this is seriously flawed and just becomes an aggravating experience. Here's why:

  • Nobody stays in position. If somebody plays as a left back, it's guaranteed that they will be further up the field than the strikers.
  • Nobody passes. Everybody seems to on a one-man mission to score on their own, with no help from anyone.
  • The keepers randomly run out. Every time I play a pro-ranked match, the human keeper seems to always charge out and want to play upfront.
  • Trash-talking youths always abuse teammates. When there is no reason whatsoever to do so, young players verbally abuse other players.
  • If you do stay in position, you will simply not get the ball. As everybody pushes up, leaving 11 players to fight for the ball, you will be stranded and outside of the action.
  • It will not earn you accomplishments as quickly as playing clubs. Get together with friends to earn accomplishments more easily. There's nothing nicer than a friend who passes.
  • The person playing the ANY role will always pass to his Pro. Nobody else will get the ball.
  • Some people even run the ball into their own net. They're just out to troll you

Stay away from this game-mode. If you feel the urge to play a pro-ranked match, make sure you have 700 stress balls at the ready. Use this mode's lobbies to find other players who are looking for a club, join the lobby, and then leave before the game starts. You will receive messages asking for players to join a club, but be prepared and have a high-rated pro first. They are very demanding!

Don't Constantly Call for the Ball

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Once you have begun playing for a team, do not constantly call for the ball from the computer. Not only does doing this disrupt the computer's passing game, but also the calls of any other team mates. If you call for the ball, make sure it is for the right reason. This only really applies when the computer controls the other players on your team, and can make your team lose time and time again.

The problem arises when you call for the ball without enough space and the computer will automatically attempt to play the ball to you. Now, there are three issues.

  1. When your computer plays the ANY role, it controls players with an Average rating of 69-70. They will not be able to play the killer through-ball you think you are calling for. If you are being marked, chances are the computer will mess up the pass and leave you screaming at your screen.
  2. If you do call when you have no space, and the computer does the pass, you will lose possession and leave yourself open to be attacked by the opposition.
  3. Make the correct calls and the computer ANY can be a powerful tool; defensively solid and able to make the passes you want. Make the wrong calls and the computer will constantly lose the ball, be out of position, and generally make clubs a living hell for you.

Playing the ANY Role

There is nothing worse than playing Pro Clubs with a bunch of random new guys, and one exclaims that he is the best ANY in the world. You accept this fact and take him up on it, but once in the game he concedes nine and gets two red cards.

There is no shame in not being a good defender. Play in midfield or upfront. If you wish to succeed as an ANY, however, follow these instructions:

  • The person playing the ANY role must be able to both defend and attack.
  • As an ANY, you will have control of the other players on the pitch who aren't human-controlled already, as well as your virtual Pro.
  • Do not constantly pass to your own Pro. There are people who only control one player and they will get bored very quickly if you hog the possession.
  • The defaults you receive will range between 68 and 78. Be prepared for them to be much worse than your virtual Pro. Use these players as defenders or midfielders Ultimately it is your virtual Pros that will do the majority of the goal-scoring and creating.
  • Do not only use your Pro. There are 10 other players on the pitch and the only way to succeed is to use them. You have to be pretty darn good to take on the opponent's whole team on your own.
  • If your club does not have an amazing ANY, consider using the computer. It is a solid backup, and when employed correctly, can be strong in defense and pass exactly where you want.
  • Consider putting your Pro in defense or midfield when playing as the ANY. It always helps to have to support of a high-level Pro when your opponent is attacking. It can be the difference between conceding and clearing the ball.
  • The ANY will receive the blame for any goals they concede, so you must have a strong will and be able to take criticism. After all, your team is relying on you to prevent goals. If you do not, on your head be it.

If all else fails, rotate within your team to be the ANY. When somebody loses, swap. Then no one feels the pressure of constantly controlling the whole team and you can try your hand at it. Do not panic about losses. They are a natural part of the game. Look to learn from them and move on!

Pass, Pass, Pass! Got it?

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  • Let's not beat around the bush here: The best way to take apart your opponents is to pass. This is especially true when your Pros have leveled up. They will more than likely be at a much higher level than your opponent's defense. You will pick them apart with quick passing and intelligent through-balls. Keep in mind that football is a team game and that the major clubs who succeed are amazing at passing. (Barcelona, cough cough).\
  • Do not constantly LB + Y (lobbed through ball). Predictability can be your number-one friend, or enemy, depending upon whether you are predictable or not. The greatest, and most often seen, example of this is the lobbed-through-ball. Many people online seem to believe that the only way to get through your opponents is to chip the ball hopelessly over the defense time and time again. Don't get me wrong: A perfectly timed lobbed-through ball is devastating to a defense, but the key here is perfectly timed. Too often I see the opponent just hoofing the ball over the top, hoping his small striker will latch onto it. Pass around and stay unpredictable.
  • Use all the space available on the pitch.One of the best tactics when playing clubs is common sense: Use the full length of the pitch to attack. Staying in a small, congested area in the middle of the pitch will not stretch the opponents defense and will lead to a lot of losses. Do not expect to be on the ball all the time. Use the wings, even if the ball isn't on that side. If you have a good team around you, it will be worked over. How many teams do you see with all the strikers and midfielders within a 2m radius? Exactly. None. So why does it happen on FIFA?
  • Do not expect the ball all the time! In real life, players have to make runs to open up channels for teammates. They have to graft off the ball to create opportunities for themselves. It is the same in FIFA. If you constantly get the ball to feet, you are not using your abilities wisely. Search for the gaps in the defense or drop deeper to pick up the ball in space. Space is your friend!
  • Play the pass when you see it! In FIFA, you can see if a teammate wants the ball. Furthermore, you can see if he wants it into space, or into feet. Use these signals from the on-pitch player to understand where your teammate would like the ball. If you see a hand go up, it should mean that they are in a good position and want the ball. Play it to them ! Do not wait around for them to be in a perfect one-on-one situation. Give the ball to teammates when they call and they will give it back to you.

Team Chemistry is Key!

As in real life, a bad dressing room chemistry can be disastrous for a team . This is also true for FIFA Pro Clubs. Do not blame your teammates for losses or missed chances. This will only serve to make them dislike you or feel worse about themselves. Instead, offer constructive criticism, or just say "unlucky."

  • If you constantly get onto your club members' backs for missing opportunities, they will either not want to play with you or be less inclined to pass to you and help you out. Also, you do not want sweet Karma coming round and biting you right back. Digging your teammates for missing will only cause them to dig at you if you miss. Treat people how you wish to be treated!
  • Just a small tip: Do not claim free kicks and penalties straight away. Within my club, we have found two fair ways of distributing them: If you score, you stay on. If you miss, you pass the responsibility. Or, whoever wins the foul takes the free-kick/penalty. Personally, I believe both of these work equally well, but the worst way to do it is to simply claim a free kick. Do not say, "This is mine!" Instead, offer it to your teammates first. They will give it back to you in the future, and like you more!

Communication Is Key

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The difference between a good club and a bad club, more often than not, hinges on communication. It is no good saying to your friends or club members, "Oh you should have played that pass earlier." This is not constructive and only serves to make you sound like an idiot. Instead, tell your teammates when you want the pass, and where.

  • If you want a cross to the front post, tell them. This will definitely improve your game, and being in sync with your team is that much easier with voice chat.
  • If you are making a dummy run, let your friends know, so they do not play the ball. Asking for the ball played to a particular place will help the club understand what you want from them, and will only lead to more chances.
  • Similarly in defense, if you want your partner to mark a run, tell them. Do not blame them afterwards for not picking up the run. You can only blame them if you let them know first. A club that communicates can be very potent and will utterly destroy clubs who do not talk.

Done!

And that's it, guys—my top tips for succeeding, or playing better, with your Pro online or offline. Please comment below and read my latest Football analysis on HubPages to receive more helpful advice.

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        abandonado fc 

        7 weeks ago

        i have a pro team looking for tournaments westcoast time?

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        Robert 

        8 weeks ago

        My team plays without and "any" position as we feel it takes away from the fun of the game mode. The "AI" that the computer controls just make so many mistakes, like misplacing passes, losing the ball under pressure, failing to intercept passes and constantly losing headers. Needless to say they cost us a lot of goals and this is very infuriating. Any help?

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        Danish 

        15 months ago

        i am playing as ST but i want to change my position to midfielder..tell me the way to change position in fifa17

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        spikeshem 

        17 months ago

        I started playing proclubs on FIFA 13 and ended up being a top 100 player on it and also 14. Finally making a transition to Xbox one and FIFA 17, hopefully it won't be a difficult transition, BTW great article.

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        Iluvpancakes 

        19 months ago

        To help for anyones questions about becoming a captain it's simple.. A high rating has nothing to do with being the captain for your team, it's about consistency and staying with the same club for several seasons. Enjoyed the article it is a little confusing tho because offline or online is not specified.

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        Hellur 

        21 months ago

        How do I make my players transfer market go up? I try practicing, do well in games but it stays in the 10 million margin? Help?

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        Csabi 

        21 months ago

        How can I take the freekick or corner kick ? which is the bottom?

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        Mr Awbery 

        21 months ago from Doncaster, England

        @Stoli - I'm sorry to hear you think none of this applies to FIFA 17. If you would like to respond and let me know what you think doesn't apply, I would be more than happy to review my article. I update all of my articles every FIFA, so my apologies if there are some things in which no longer apply. Thanks!

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        Stoli 

        21 months ago

        Half this no longer applies to 17

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        Paulinhooo 

        2 years ago

        In my career mode, my pro cant train. It doesn't show the player development menu. Why is this?

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        Paulinhooo 

        2 years ago

        Hey, I was wondering how do you get transferred to other clubs? I'm on loan at millwall right now, from athletico Madrid, but say I didn't want to be Athletico anymore, would I just request a transfer and hope they go through?

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        Mr Awbery 

        2 years ago from Doncaster, England

        @Really to be honest that part of the article was a little rant about my annoyance with certain looks of players - it's just a personal preference and I hope I'm allowed to express that in my own article

        I felt like there are plenty of tips about how to play effectively , but I'm sorry you disagree .

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        Mr Awbery 

        2 years ago from Doncaster, England

        @Tom if you go to your pro , edit pro , then just choose the position as midfielder , then winger . Hope this helps !

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        Tom 

        2 years ago

        How do you make yourself a winger on Fifa 16? Loved this advice by the way!

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        dylan 

        2 years ago

        How do u start a new pro online if u already have one

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        Really 

        2 years ago

        What does looks have to do with how you play. Second i read that i instantly judged this aticle negative. Also me and my friends make fun of people with real world pros like way to lack in creativity. I think its dump seeing a messi every other match. Poor advice, has nothing to do with helping out your play.

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        lrave 

        3 years ago

        what's the reason to play Be a Pro if its totally broken? You going to World Cup and ...you can't play all games because according to EA players are not fit enough to play all 7 games during tournament... just a joke....

        You being put off the team during most important games during season from no reason.... transfers are random... when you simulate game , the result is random, it doesn't matter players form, tactic, skills, league position, even time when you went on the bench... I tested if few times when I asked for being sub in 90 minute of the game...I was drawing 1:1 and after simulation I got result 3:1 ... when I was the only one on the pitch who actually could kick the ball straight....there was no chance that morons from my team could even do any single action during last 2- minutes.... FIFA15 = joke designed for kids to buy it only because its called FIFA and has reputation.....

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        Waseem Khan 

        3 years ago

        What is the max overall you can achieve with your pro in offline virtual pro as CAM

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        stevo 

        3 years ago

        How do u make ur computer defense play better i know about r1 high pressure and all that it just seems like r computer is just stupid and we 5 star team ppl can just run by and they always r all over us

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        ASKI 

        3 years ago

        Hey i want to know how much CAM progress is needed to be 90 ovr/

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        The Retard of Everything 

        3 years ago

        How can you put your pro as a Right Winger?

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        Df 

        3 years ago

        Hey man how do I get a specialty I'm a defender btw?

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        Brock 

        4 years ago

        How do I become a captain I'm on acrrington and I'm a 77 overall CAM and the captain is always some 50 overall dude!

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        Cichson 

        4 years ago

        Hi, can I change position of my player in career mode when i buy "Edit Player" at 19lvl ?

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        Thom 

        4 years ago

        what is the max rating a striker can get in offline player mode? Ive been stuck on 77 for ages. I am in season 2018 and i get accomplishments but im not getting any higher

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        Lol 

        4 years ago

        Can you become a captain

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        sing 

        4 years ago

        how to get more strength as a CAM

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        Evsie 

        4 years ago

        Hi. Awesome blog.

        I have a query as to improving the free kick stats on offline. I'm never picked to take a free kick even if my pro is on loan at a lower club. Id imagine one can choose their pro to take said kick if they were controlling the entire team but I prefer to play just as my pro.

        Any thoughts?

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        thelion 

        4 years ago

        my offlinepro seems to be stuck on a 79 overall i achieve loads of accoplishsments but never go uo. (i play for chelsea as st aged 21)

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        footballz 

        4 years ago

        hi i need high overall as a mf but i only get 67 age 18 . how can i create a mf pro with the highest overall plz help me

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        Az 

        4 years ago

        @pete i mean online pro clubs mate not offline its getting beyond a joke now i ask the people we play against but they say they don't do nethin and you can see they do no matter what i try the cpu just stands there whereas the other way round there bots play 1 2s between themselves they man mark you off the pitch im a 89 striker as well which makes it even more frustrating because iv not come across many 89 strikers we have to make a new club when we get to division 4 because its bollox

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        pete 

        4 years ago

        @Az - what level are you playing? if you make the level be higher the cpu players will be better. all of them, the other team included. a friend of mine plays world class but reduces the speed so they don't blow past him. i play on pro level and it opens space for passing but tackling is harder and more physical.

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        martijn 

        4 years ago

        Im playing as pro in offline career mode. But how can i take the set pieces by myself? Thnks

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        Thijmen 

        4 years ago

        Nice work man, but do u know how to get the 70 clearences, I'm 3 weeks stuck on only 3/70.

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        MC Dave 

        4 years ago

        Great guide, agree with you on a lot of points.

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        Mr Awbery 

        4 years ago from Doncaster, England

        Sorry for the lack of responses guys, I will ensure I get on it as quickly as possible !

        @Ben - unfortunately if your team refuses a transfer, you cannot leave. Much like in real life, if the team needs you, they will not let you leave

        @Billy - thanks very much man, give me your XBOX One tag and we can have a game?

        @DaNiceGuy - I have honestly never hear that, but take it as a compliment man!

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        DaNiceGuy 

        4 years ago

        At the start of every career it says ''has the potential to become something special'' but now the thing says ''the big entertainer'' what does that mean? (i know what a entertainer is but what it means like does it mean i score a lot of goals or always do something to keep the fans entertained?)

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        billy 

        4 years ago

        I would definitely play with you online!! I agree with pretty much everything you said. Playing your position and actually staying in it, not always calling for the ball, pass the ball and pass the ball on the ground!! I am so tired of playing with people that always use chip through ball and play way out of position; ex. selecting RW as your position but run all over the damn field. Stay wide when your team has the ball, then come in tight when on defense; IT'S NOT THAT HARD!!!!

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        Ben 

        4 years ago

        Can anyone tell me how to get a transfair from my team when i ask it gets turned down im oldham got them in top flight but they only buy poor players so i have to make/score everything id like to see the ball less to work on my timing thanks ^^ :)

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        Mr Awbery 

        4 years ago from Doncaster, England

        @Ld - glad it is all sorted , as I say it is usually dependant on the other players vying for your position, and being a 76, Andy Carroll would have been a preference, I'm glad to hear that they got rid of him and are now playing you as a sole striker!

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        Ld 

        4 years ago

        *West Ham not West Brom

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        Ld 

        4 years ago

        Thank you for the reply.

        My problem has been solved! I am at West Brom and currently I am up to a 76. I finishe out the season (only with 10 appearances due to Andy Carroll). Luckily, Carroll was transferred out right at the start of the new season! I am now the starter and playing nearly every game!

        Thanks again,

        LD

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        Mr Awbery 

        4 years ago from Doncaster, England

        @Id - if you go to My Actions and it will allow you to see how long you have left in your career, and also ask to be transfer listed... I would suggest moving to a slightly less prestige club to build your ability before moving to a bigger club - just out of curiosity who do you play for and what is your rating?

        To understand your place in the team, have a look at the other players in your squad, and if they are much higher rating than you, it may be time to move on to another club!

        Get back to me and I will help you out

        MrAwbery

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        ld 

        4 years ago

        I'm just wondering, is there any way to check how many years you have left on your current contract? I am not getting as much pt as I want and I was wondering if I should wait it out one more season, or request a transfer.

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        Mr Awbery 

        4 years ago from Doncaster, England

        @KyleArmy - Excellent man, if you find your progression a little fast, up the difficulty so you score less, therefore grow less - just a tip if you want it slower!

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        KyleArmy 

        4 years ago

        Thanks for your reply. My rating has risen to 70 overall so far. Suppose I'll just go with it for now then and see how it pans out. Scored 2 on my England debut too!

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        Mr Awbery 

        4 years ago from Doncaster, England

        @KyleArmy, whilst unrealistic in a sense, the fact you have been called up for England means your rating must be quite high, and more importantly your form must be fantastic. I completely agree it is slightly unrealistic, but with the rate of your players growth , coupled with what is clearly a great run of form, I cannot say it is unrealistic

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        KyleArmy 

        4 years ago

        I've just started playing this for the first time ever. I'm a forward and I'm at Northampton. I've been on fire and I've been called up to the England squad for the first set off international friendlies. Whilst proud of this, I can't get away from the fact that it's very unrealistic. So what I want to know is, does this kind of thing happen all the time or have I deserved my call up? Let's face it, League 2 players simply do not get called up to the England squad!

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        Mr Awbery 

        4 years ago from Doncaster, England

        @Tummas - I completely agree, if you have players who can dribble in your team then definitely utilise it - one of my favourite players in FIFA 14 is Adel Taarabt due to his five star skills and amazing dribbling

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        Tummas 

        4 years ago

        It's not always best to pass. A dribble can open everything up too.

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        Mr Awbery 

        4 years ago from Doncaster, England

        @tjordan1607 - I don't know whether your form is changing because there are subtle differences in your performance or not, but that does seem quite erratic - just ensure that you are in position as much as possible, and doing positive things such as winning the ball, scoring, assisting and not doing negative things (stray out of position, losing the ball)... I also notice that if you score early in the game , there is more time to lose the rating bonus it gives you - you have to play well for the duration of the game

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        tjordan1607 

        4 years ago from Saginaw, Texas

        So I have had an issue with form. One match, I'll end with a 9.5, then the very next match, I'll end up with a 5.9. I always follow the same pattern and do the same thing every match. I stay in my position, I score goals regularly, set up goals, and help push the ball forward very well. I don't know why the form rating is so erratic. Is it me, or is anyone else having this problem?

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        Mr Awbery 

        4 years ago from Doncaster, England

        @Joe - If you go to edit my pro (somewhere in career) and go to the star tab - you should be able to select up to 5 traits to apply

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        Joe 

        4 years ago

        In Fifa 14, career mode, how do I apply traits? Anyone?

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        Mr Awbery 

        4 years ago from Doncaster, England

        @None - The problem with playing as a LF (Left Forward) is that you would have to find a team who plays with two inside forwards, the only formations supporting this are 4-3-2-1, 5-2-2-1 or 3-4-2-1... These are very uncommon (in manager mode) so you will struggle... However there are a number of teams who will play one of these formations, check team management before signing for a team!

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        None 

        5 years ago

        Meant to add more,

        Is this bad? I haven't found a team that plays me in my proper position. I've played at ST and LM :-/

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        None 

        5 years ago

        Great stuff, I accidentally made my pro a LF (left forward)

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        Mr Awbery 

        5 years ago from Doncaster, England

        @scrawlx101 - Unfortunately i do not know the answer to your questions, as i do not play as a CDM and i haven't played offline modes long enough to earn captaincy - i would recommend searching the internet my friend

        @Yahya No you will not lose any ability in terms of ball control, shooting, defending etc - However you will see an alteration in your physical stats - @scrawlx101 is absolutely right

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        Mr Awbery 

        5 years ago from Doncaster, England

        @Shika - Yes you do, and in fact, if you achieve accomplishments as an ST - this will also boost you at CAM - so you may find after your stint as an ST, you will go back to CAM maybe as an 82 :)

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        Shika 

        5 years ago

        Can i gain back my abilities if i go back to my old position,weight, height etc. (Pro Clubs)

        For example: My player has a 81 rating, 183cm, CAM, 80 kg. I want to change to an ST for a while and change the weight and length of the player. Basically, if i want to go back to my old position, do i get that 81 rating back again?

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        Cmackem 

        5 years ago

        If I play as any on a drop in match, does it still improve my pro players stats?

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        scrawlx101 

        5 years ago

        some1 answer mine:

        For online VP:can a cdm playmaker,box to box and ball winner achieve the specialty complete midfielder because i am currently a cdm box to box with the dribbler,tactitian and playmaker trait.I have 90 shot power and 83 long shots.

        For Offline VP:

        Is it possible to change the postion of your VP if you are captain?

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        scrawlx101 

        5 years ago

        some physical stats go down or up depending if you change height or weight Yahya

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        Yahya 

        5 years ago

        Thanks for the other reply, and one more Question. Do i lose my ability if i change my height or weight?

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        scrawlx101 

        5 years ago

        For online VP:can a cdm playmaker,box to box and ball winner achieve the specialty complete midfielder because i am currently a cdm box to box with the dribbler,tactitian and playmaker trait.I have 90 shot power and 83 long shots.

        For Offline VP:

        Is it possible to change the postion of your VP if you are captain?

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        Mr Awbery 

        5 years ago from Doncaster, England

        @D_Milly - Yeah i love playing CDM too, although i find that i am constantly running up and down the pitch, due to the positioning arrows underneath me - I prefer either playing CAM or CB, depending if i am wanting to play attacking or defensive

        @EduardFo - I do not understand whether you mean you have an offline pro and an online pro - if this is the case they are for those purposes - one is an offline pro and the other you can take online, you cannot use one for the other or vice versa

        @Adrian - In all honesty mate I am not sure, I have been playing player career mode for a fair few seasons (Not as many as you, well done on that!) and haven't ever been promoted to captain, maybe @fozz is right and it has to be in your contract, be sure to research and let me know!

        Yahya - Nope, you do not lose your other stats if you change position (if you mean ability) and if you mean statistics as in Goals scored etc then no - each position (Defense, Midfield, Striker) has it's own stats, so if you move between them then your stats will save for each one

        @B;Blaze - I honestly couldn't tell you, I can see why it would be frustrating, but then it isn't an issue that affects gameplay too much - if you are annoyed by it contact EA

        I will try to respons to everyone's messages as soon as i can - keep them coming guys!

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        B;Blaze 

        5 years ago

        Nice one! In My Pro, the career forward stats seem to be wrong... games played, goals, assists, shots all seem to be wrong and they don't seem to update... why is this??

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        Yahya 

        5 years ago

        Do i lose my stats in pro clubs if i change my position?

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        fozz 

        5 years ago

        sorry that is you will be captain when you start playing for that team. i will say it in the contract offer

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        fozz 

        5 years ago

        to get captain you need to stay with a team for a while and just proform well and be consistent.

        if u are a key player for a good top flyt team then if u join a lower team then 9 times out of 10 u'll get Captain...

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        fozz 

        5 years ago

        hay all i deleted my offline pro by mestake. iv created a new one in player carrer but the pro tab on the main menu is not coming up (xbox 360) can u help .. thanks

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        adrian 

        5 years ago

        how do i get to be the captain of my team?it's 2022,i've played for several clubs,but never had the chance to be captain of the team.

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        Eduardfo 

        5 years ago

        Hi, How do i change my virtual pro player(I have 2)?

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        D_Milly 

        5 years ago

        I love playing Centre Defensive mid... the reasons being 1. You can get on the ball & be composed 2. You can be creative and pass the ball around 3. You can dive into crunching tackles (if you're good at tackling) 4. You can venture forward if you've got cover at the back. 5. You get the odd chance to strike them from range if you're in space & there's nothing on. And finally it's really fun & lots of things to do.

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        Mr Awbery 

        5 years ago from Doncaster, England

        No Ben - he means in offline be a pro mode, there is no way to change once you have taken on a position - online you can change at any point, offline you choose a position and stick there

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        Ben 

        5 years ago

        Go to Edit Pro and then it's the third tab to the right.

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        Mr Awbery 

        5 years ago from Doncaster, England

        Hi D_Up_Looo, unfortunately i do not believe you can edit your pro's position once chose offline in career - I have played around five seasons with my pro , and not once have a been able to change my position - Sorry "/

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        D_Up_Looo 

        5 years ago

        how exactly do you change the position of your player ? offline

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