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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.

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Believing in scripting may derive from a poor understanding of football

Why do people believe in scripting and it’s two buddies, handicapping and momentum? It’s fair to assume that the same psychological mechanisms causing people to believe in other conspiracy theories are present in the minds of scripting believers as well. However, the scripting conspiracy theory could be driven by a fundamental lack of understanding of not only FIFA but also football in general. Here is why.


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Why people believe in scripting and handicapping

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Why do some people chose beliefs like scripting, momentum and handicapping? As it turns out, there is some sort of reason behind it.

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Why handicapping is a conspiracy theory

Petr Cech probably never wore a tin foil hat

Handicapping, scripting and momentum are sometimes called conspiracy theories. In this article, I will explain why this claim has some justification.

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