Can we rename ECL to Excessive Crossing League ?


How is everyone finding ECL so far? 

Obviously with this format we have more of an ability to tinker with gameplay related things to try and have the best competitive comp we can. 

Do people think headers are the most common way of scoring? With human pros the same size as AI defenders they really do stand little chance in the air with human jumping, and with the nature of the format there's almost always going to be space wide.

Have seen a lot of really good attacking play though, much better than 11 when teams do try to play something more akin to real football. 

Are any 'Anys' finding it tougher than Fifa 18 (if you played both).


I play Any for my ecl squad and its always the fullbacks that push up way to high leaving gaps in defense that always lead to a cross, its how we as a team concede our goals. tbh no one can really complain about crossing because everyone does cross at least 3-4 times a game. I do feel bad scoring shitty goals that come from the Anys bot not jumping in the air to intercept the cross or even making an effort. Idk thats just my opinion on crosses.
 


You control only half a team. So micromanage your defenders. As soon as you see fullbacks pushing up, change to them and bring them back. It's not rocket surgery.

well no shit thats what i do, its why im saying its a problem when they do push up and i've got a man running at me it leaves a gap


Then keep an eye on them and stop letting them run up. Ask your team to maintain possession for a few seconds so you can set up the defensive line? As the famous FIFA Pro Sarge once said: "Adapt. Or be adapted on."
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Can we rename ECL to Excessive Crossing League ?


How is everyone finding ECL so far? 

Obviously with this format we have more of an ability to tinker with gameplay related things to try and have the best competitive comp we can. 

Do people think headers are the most common way of scoring? With human pros the same size as AI defenders they really do stand little chance in the air with human jumping, and with the nature of the format there's almost always going to be space wide.

Have seen a lot of really good attacking play though, much better than 11 when teams do try to play something more akin to real football. 

Are any 'Anys' finding it tougher than Fifa 18 (if you played both).


I play Any for my ecl squad and its always the fullbacks that push up way to high leaving gaps in defense that always lead to a cross, its how we as a team concede our goals. tbh no one can really complain about crossing because everyone does cross at least 3-4 times a game. I do feel bad scoring shitty goals that come from the Anys bot not jumping in the air to intercept the cross or even making an effort. Idk thats just my opinion on crosses.
 


You control only half a team. So micromanage your defenders. As soon as you see fullbacks pushing up, change to them and bring them back. It's not rocket surgery.

well no shit thats what i do, its why im saying its a problem when they do push up and i've got a man running at me it leaves a gap


Then keep an eye on them and stop letting them run up. Ask your team to maintain possession for a few seconds so you can set up the defensive line? As the famous FIFA Pro Sarge once said: "Adapt. Or be adapted on."

yeh i agree with u but when im defending they push up and i've already got a man on me to contain
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Can we rename ECL to Excessive Crossing League ?


How is everyone finding ECL so far? 

Obviously with this format we have more of an ability to tinker with gameplay related things to try and have the best competitive comp we can. 

Do people think headers are the most common way of scoring? With human pros the same size as AI defenders they really do stand little chance in the air with human jumping, and with the nature of the format there's almost always going to be space wide.

Have seen a lot of really good attacking play though, much better than 11 when teams do try to play something more akin to real football. 

Are any 'Anys' finding it tougher than Fifa 18 (if you played both).


I play Any for my ecl squad and its always the fullbacks that push up way to high leaving gaps in defense that always lead to a cross, its how we as a team concede our goals. tbh no one can really complain about crossing because everyone does cross at least 3-4 times a game. I do feel bad scoring shitty goals that come from the Anys bot not jumping in the air to intercept the cross or even making an effort. Idk thats just my opinion on crosses.
 


You control only half a team. So micromanage your defenders. As soon as you see fullbacks pushing up, change to them and bring them back. It's not rocket surgery.

well no shit thats what i do, its why im saying its a problem when they do push up and i've got a man running at me it leaves a gap


Then keep an eye on them and stop letting them run up. Ask your team to maintain possession for a few seconds so you can set up the defensive line? As the famous FIFA Pro Sarge once said: "Adapt. Or be adapted on."

yeh i agree with u but when im defending they push up and i've already got a man on me to contain

Get yourself some good cdms and you won’t have that problem.... @Seaneammon @Joseconection @TheTriv 
Hi Admin,

When does transfer period open for div2? 

Thanks.
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SamKani
EGN Creator & CEO
XBOX:

We will be pushing Xbox ECL finals back to next Tuesday rather than starting this Thursday. This is to allow teams more time to catch up on rescheduled matches.

Monday 25th will be the last night to get your games done.
XBOX:

We will be pushing Xbox ECL finals back to next Tuesday rather than starting this Thursday. This is to allow teams more time to catch up on rescheduled matches.

Monday 25th will be the last night to get your games done.


To be fair these matches should have been done and dusted, we are fast approaching March with finals still to be done. We have only had 1 AVPL, the rate its is going - likely only going to fit in 2 AVPL this year. 
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Chadinho
FIFA Pro Clubs Oceania
XBOX:

We will be pushing Xbox ECL finals back to next Tuesday rather than starting this Thursday. This is to allow teams more time to catch up on rescheduled matches.

Monday 25th will be the last night to get your games done.


To be fair these matches should have been done and dusted, we are fast approaching March with finals still to be done. We have only had 1 AVPL, the rate its is going - likely only going to fit in 2 AVPL this year. 

Xbox ECL was scheduled to be finished before PS ECL anyway. This delay has very little effect on anything in the grand scheme of things. 


XBOX:

We will be pushing Xbox ECL finals back to next Tuesday rather than starting this Thursday. This is to allow teams more time to catch up on rescheduled matches.

Monday 25th will be the last night to get your games done.


To be fair these matches should have been done and dusted, we are fast approaching March with finals still to be done. We have only had 1 AVPL, the rate its is going - likely only going to fit in 2 AVPL this year. 

Xbox ECL was scheduled to be finished before PS ECL anyway. This delay has very little effect on anything in the grand scheme of things. 

I here what your saying, however still March very soon. Next comp draft. ECL should be a shorter format as  AVPL is the dominant comp
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Reminder to all teams in div 2 ecl (PS4) There are 4 games tonight
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