The headline pretty much sums up my fledgling FIFA 22 career so far.
My players are rubbish, with the odd exception, and results are very hard to come by, as our poor league position will show, it is very reminiscent of a very early doors Master League with the defaults, frustrating, anxious and a struggle, compounded by the fact that I’m seeing a few things with the FIFA 22 game play that i don’t like.
It’s very early days so will save the game play moans until I have had a proper chance to assess it over the course of a whole season, but the main bug bear right now is that every single AI goal against me is a smashed, net-ripping top corner barn stormer, every single one.
I’ve resorted to using the Operation Sports Slider settings to see if that ‘shores’ up the game a little, reduces the number of ridiculously unrealistic AI goals and tightens things up positionally, as they were all things I wasn’t enjoying.
So on to the actual career mode, and as you can see, Bletchley Town Utd are struggling for consistency, although in our last 2 matches we have managed two 1-0 wins, clean sheets are always welcome, disappointing after such a stellar start to the season, spanking Bolton Wanderers 6-1 on the opening day.
We desperately need signings, maybe I was a bit naive when setting up my club, only giving us a £1mil transfer budget, I’m not au-faix with the transfer fees commanded by league one level players but it appears not many go for much less than £1mil, and having already spent 670k on a much needed right back, we are left in transfer limbo.
I have identified and scouted a few Argentinian lower league players, none of which were willing to relocate, and the squad is very thin currently, with not enough cover in key positions, for example I do not have an alternative CAM, and my one backup CF is only rated 59, with no pace whatsoever, I’m not sure what the answer is.
With our board demands rightly being so low, I think this season will be a consolidation season, avoid relegation, build a base, develop players and pick up results where we can, and see what happens, sound familiar?!
The one player with any noticeable ability in my side is CF Elliott, who, after the first few games was top scorer, but a run of poor results saw his goals dry up, we are relying on him to start scoring again soon if we have any chance at all
We lost our opening Carabao Cup game 2-0 away to Coventry City, and our opening ‘Papa Johns Trophy’ (I’m assuming this is like the Autoglass trophy??) group game 4-2 against league front runners Rotherham, so it really is all about focusing on the league this season, the bread and butter.
Remember, if you are playing FIFA 22 Career mode then let us know who you’re playing as and how you are getting on in the comments, also feel free to include any noteworthy goal clips or general play.
I will leave you with a few goals from my opening few league games.