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Stop complaining about non-existent problems when there are real problems around

FUTfacts has become widely known for our refutations to the scripting, momentum and handicapping conspiracy theories. I have more than once been called gullible, naive or an EA shill because I don’t buy into these ideas.

We challenge these beliefs because we want the truth to prevail. The community doesn’t become a better place by spreading unfounded rumors. But having said that, there is an even weightier  concern: Namely the fact that these discussions about non-existent problems tend to remove the attention from real problems with FIFA, with EA and with the business model that many of us are entangled with.

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Fact check: Does FIFA prevent rebounds from landing in no man’s land?

Does FIFA prevent rebounds from landing in no man’s land? A recent Reddit post brought up this assertion, so we decided to check it out.

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Psychological momentum is stronger in FUT

Momentum exists – but not in the shape of a hidden feature used to flip matches upside down. What I’m talking about here is the completely natural phenomenon which occurs when someone seems to have the upper hand and in turn perform increasingly well. What’s more, this effect appears to be strong in FUT compared to real football.

Photo courtesy of Bill Ebbsen (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Atomicbre)

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Understanding FUT: Virtual players versus their real world alter egos

Imagine that the best players in real life also were the best players in the game – and vice versa. Well, they aren’t, and this evidently confuses a lot of people. Why are virtual players different from their real life alter egos?

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Did EA Spain confirm momentum on Twitter?

Did EA Spain confirm that momentum exists in FIFA? The answer is a bit mixed, because momentum is a word with many meanings.

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