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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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Under scrutiny: Silvio Teixeira’s handicapping article on FIFAUTEAM.com

When you follow the scripting debate, you regularly come across small, home brewed experiments designed to provide evidence in support of scripting or handicapping. We decided to do a small series of articles to take a closer look at some of these experiments. In this post, we take a critical look at a small experiment made by author Silvio Teixeira and presented in this article on FIFAUTEAM in late 2014.

7-0 and all is fine

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Under scrutiny: FIFA Addiction’s study on TOTS performance

In a small series of articles, we scrutinize a number of home brewed experiments aimed at testing whether scripting exists. Although most of them fail to meet basic, scientific requirements, there is something to be learned from them.

FIFAaddiction tried out a futt TOTS squad

FIFA Addiction tried out a full TOTS squad

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Did Aaron McHardy admit that momentum exists?

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Back in 2012, FIFA’s game play producer, Aaron McHardy, made this interview with FIFAsoccerblog. In the interview, he touched upon the topic of momentum, which at that time was a hot topic in the community. A recurring claim about that interview is that Aaron McHardy admitted that momentum once was part of the game. But what did Aaron McHardy actually say in that interview? Did he say anything, which could be considered evidence supporting that momentum exists in the game today? We decided to investigate.

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When the opponent’s goal keeper gets a 9.9 post match rating

If you play FUT on a regular basis, you will come by matches where you literally shoot and shoot without scoring a lot of goals. And then, when you get to the post match evaluation, you see this:

Keeper gets a MOTM

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