Friday, June 4, 2010

Official FIFA game is open

The official game price list is out and it makes for some interesting reading. Before delving too much into strategy I thought I'd throw out a few names of players who jump off the page as being potential bargains or players I like better than those for the same value:

Casillas 8m
lloris 6.5m
Stekelenburg 6.5m

Cole 7.5m
Chiellini 7m
Evra 7m
Van der Wiel 6.5m
Albiol 6m
Subotic 4m

Kaka 10m
Xavi 9.5m
Di Maria 8m
Lennon 7m
Fernandez 6.5m
Gourcuff 6.5m
Hamsik 6m
Dempsey 5.5m

Messi 10m
Villa 10m
Van Persie 8m
Suarez 7m
Sanchez 6m
Frei 5.5m

Keepers are valuable in the game given their extra two points for clean sheets and so I think it's worth paying extra for a premium guy. Strikers probably have slightly more value that midfielders as all players score 5 points for a goal regardless of position. However, I think that the position falls off quickly and so I will load up on two or even three top guys and go for the mid range midfield option (not unlike my favourite EPL tactic for the past season).

As for the somewhat unique transfer system, my idea right now is to play high risk-high reward guys from the start (say, Lennon, Suarez, or Pienaar) and hold a stud on the bench to bring in for whichever of those guys turns out to be a bust (Spain, Brazil and Chile work well for this). Of course to do that you will need a deep squad which will mean that you not be able to get 4 or 5 top line guys. It will be tough to balance your squad but I do think you should have at least two 1.0m players as the chance of needing your entire squad is small and the money saved can be better used elsewhere.

I'm guessing my squad will change something like 3,451,763 times before Friday so why not post your ideas below or @plfantasy and we'll see if we can get some consensus sleepers/studs for our squads.

8 comments:

Bojan said...

GK:
CASILLAS
HANDANOVIĆ S.
CANALES

DF:
LAHM
IVANOVIĆ
JOHNSON
EVRA
MAICON
VIDAL
IZAGUIRRE

MF:
LAMPARD
SNEIJDER
CLAPHAM
TOŠIĆ
DI MARIA
HAMSIK
SCHWEINSTEIGER
JISUNG

FW:
DAVID VILLA
WOOD
ROBINHO
KUYT
J HERNANDEZ

auburn.tigers2011 said...

Can someone explain the substitutions to me please? I've read the rules several times but I don't quite have a grasp on subs yet.

Can I make daily substitutions even after a player has played?

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Steven said...

Also a bit confused

Bojan said...

are torres and fabregas fit to play???

Chris Glover said...

The way I read it, you pick your team 1-11 before the round deadline. Say on the first day or two (ie Friday and Saturday) players 3, 7 and 9 play. If player 3, say Ashley Cole, has a lousy game you can sub in anyone who is yet to play at his position, say Carlos Puyol.

I see the strategic way to play this is to set your lineup based on who plays earliest and then bring in your stars for whoever had the weakest game.

This makes Spain and Brazil players very valuable as you can set your lineup with Kaka on the bench and then bring him in before he plays on the final day of round 1 for whichever midfielder played worst.

As I said, the problem is that you will need a deep squad to pull this off so you will sacrifice how many stars you have. I think I will be using this strategy though.

Did anyone read the rules differently? I wouldn't say I'm 100% that the above is true.

Charlie said...

Also you can captain a new person everyday until you get a decent points haul (unless your current captain gets a red).

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