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FIFA's most popular podcast - from tactical tips and staff interviews to investment advice and promotion speculation, FUT Weekly brings you discussion, reviews, market insight and gameplay tips from Ben, Steve (The FUT Coach), JP (Air Japes), Mitch (WyseFIFA), Matt (MattFUTTrading), Jamey (FUT Economist) and many more special guests. FUT Weekly is an EA Sports Game Changer.

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FIFA's most popular podcast - from tactical tips and staff interviews to investment advice and promotion speculation, FUT Weekly brings you discussion, reviews, market insight and gameplay tips from Ben, Steve (The FUT Coach), JP (Air Japes), Mitch (WyseFIFA), Matt (MattFUTTrading), Jamey (FUT Economist) and many more special guests. FUT Weekly is an EA Sports Game Changer.

    Big Rivals Change & Messi Review #W3

    Big Rivals Change & Messi Review #W3

    Andy AJ3 returns! After a lengthy absence (training to become a pro streamer) the podcast's favourite Toffee returns to the fold! Meanwhile Steve, TheFUTCoach, buys himself a Lionel to rescue his Weekend League. They join Ben to discuss:

    Big Rivals Weekly Score changes shake up the modes

    All the Everton content

    OTW action

    Ben's weekly Shadow and fast CB pep talk!

    Andy's Jota Review

    Steve's Messi Review

    The problem (or is it?) with FUT Live Friendlies skill based matchmaking

    Much more!

    Supporters of the pod keep it going, get double the pod content (for just £3 a month) via Patreon over at http://bit.ly/morepod. Including a 2nd weekly podcast, this week focusing on Gameplay:

    Importance of skill moves

    Why they aren't as hard as you think to learn

    Marcus on his go to Road To Glory budget players

    433(5) False 9 in Weekend League 

    How to handle the running fake shot

    Shots from outside the box

    Manual heading and what cross or pass to play

    Plenty more gameplay chat!

    • 45 min
    Top tips ahead of the first Weekend League! #W2

    Top tips ahead of the first Weekend League! #W2

    The legend AirJapes (https://twitter.com/airjapesfifa) , Steve Stokes (aka TheFUTCoach (https://twitter.com/thefutcoach) ) and your host Ben are here for the second podcast this week, this time focused around gameplay ahead of the first Weekend League of FIFA21:

    Defenders — is pace fundamental?

    Is Varane better than VVD this year?

    What is the 'meta' heading into the first WL

    First time shots and shooting tips

    AI vs Manual Defending

    Gameplans for this Weekend League

    Tactics for countering the 41212(2) narrow

    Getting your mentality right

    Supporters of the pod keep it going, get double the pod content (for just £3 a month) via Patreon over at http://bit.ly/morepod. Including a 2nd podcast each week, this week focusing on content:

    POTM SBCs

    Right wing issues - is Bernardo the answer?

    Diogo Jota worth completing

    TOTW gems

    Don't forget about keeper chemistry style nerfs

    Duck's Icon trading insights

    Is it safe to buy the big boys now?

    Pre-WL market

    Why OTW value is really different this year

    Loads more!

    • 45 min
    Special: Insider Insights on Dynamic Images

    Special: Insider Insights on Dynamic Images

    In this very different episode of the FUT Weekly Podcast your host Ben (https://twitter.com/futweeklyben) is joined by, former main man for Dynamic Images at EA, Bruce (https://twitter.com/brucecfchun?lang=en) . Bruce gives us some extremely interesting insights into the process, impact and decision making behind dynamic images. 

    Here is a link to the images discussed:
    https://twitter.com/Futhead/status/1309181781854298114 (https://twitter.com/Futhead/status/1309181781854298114?s=20)  

    They cover:

    Bruce’s role was at EA

    How he ended up getting there

    Day to day of Dynamic Image selection

    What has been the impact of dynamic images?

    Why a random person on the internet was spamming him with Mbappe images

    His favourite dynamic images

    The Easter Eggs in various dynamic images

    Much more

    Supporters of the pod keep it going, get double the pod content (for just $3 a month) via Patreon over at https://bit.ly/morepod. Including this week's exclusive gameplay podcast.

    • 39 min
    Crazy FUT Market and Early Game Tips! #W1

    Crazy FUT Market and Early Game Tips! #W1

    Ben is joined by AirJapes, Steve (TheFUTCoach) and MattFUTTrading to deliver analysis and insights into the players and market at this early stage of FIFA21! They cover:

    Huge impact of Rivals placement match coins!

    Where does this high market go from here?

    The mass meta player extinction

    OTW and Weekend League incoming!

    Haaland & Lewandowski reviews

    Sabitzer's Howitzers

    Zakaria vs Kimmich

    Sule vs Upamecano

    Hazard Review

    Did Ibrahimovic live up to Ben's expectations?

    OTW Tonali SBC thoughts

    The best, and quickest, CB for 800 coins!

    Supporters of the pod keep it going, get double the pod content (for just £3 a month) via Patreon over at http://bit.ly/morepod. Including a 2nd podcast each week, this week focusing on Gameplay tips:

    Key controller settings to get right!

    Auto-switching: receiver Lock debates!

    Contextual Agile Dribbling effectiveness

    Good skill moves to try early on

    Early 'META' formations

    Much more!

    • 46 min
    Gameplay Producer Interview: Weak Foot, Shooting Changes, Dropback & more!

    Gameplay Producer Interview: Weak Foot, Shooting Changes, Dropback & more!

    This week your regular host Ben sat down, just before launch, to interview the FIFA21 gameplay producers Kantcho Doskov and Sam Rivera. He put a variety of questions to the pair, including many from listeners:

    What were the challenges developing the game this year in particular?

    Will there be more effective playstyles in FIFA21?

    Will a META always exist in FUT?

    Is there a push for a more manual FUT?

    Why would it be good to make the game more manual?

    Player personality - is it just improved AI?

    What has been done to counter low depth/drop back?

    How do you ensure a change isn't too effective?

    Importance of Weak Foot and tweaks for FIFA21

    Why Agile Dribbling is more significant than you might think

    What skills should we learn when we get started?

    Supporters of the pod keep it going, get double the pod content (for just £3 a month) via Patreon over at http://bit.ly/morepod. Including plenty of weekly exclusive tips, insights and discussion!

    • 42 min
    Roundtable: Starter Squads, FIFA Points & Player Ratings!

    Roundtable: Starter Squads, FIFA Points & Player Ratings!

    Ben is joined by a very special guest, plus a host of Icon supporters, ahead of FIFA21 as they delve into:

    Their approach to starting FUT21

    FIFA Points — yay or nay?

    FIFA Points — when to use them?

    The inevitable storm that is player ratings

    Our gems amongst the recently released players

    Best starting league/nations

    Much more!

    Thanks for making these bonus roundtable podcasts possible!

    If you'd like to become an Icon patron, guarantee your question answered/topic discussed/point read out on the next one (within reason!) and/or join in on the next Live recording - then you can edit your pledge here: https://www.patreon.com/join/futweeklypodcast 

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