FIFA 11 Hints for Nintendo DS
This minigame will help your dribbling. You must dribble between all the cones before your time runs out. You have five lives and each level gets harder. You can use defenders, midfielders or attackers and you can earn Ultimate 11 Challenge Points.
Practice your counter attacking with this game. You must steal the ball from the opposition before the time runs out. You have five lives and each level gets harder. You can use defenders, midfielders or attackers and you can earn Ultimate 11 Challenge Points.
Try and save as many penalties as you can, a good practice for tight matches. You have to save as many as you can before conceding five. You can use defenders, midfielders or attackers and you can earn Ultimate 11 Challenge Points.
This activity will help you to keep possession of the ball. You must keep the ball for the selected time to pass each level. Each level gets harder and you have five lives. You can use defenders, midfielders or attackers and you can earn Ultimate 11 Challenge Points.
Practice your set pieces in this game mode. Try and get as many goals as you can from corners. Each corner gets harder with more defenders and you have five lives. You can use defenders, midfielders or attackers and you can earn Ultimate 11 Challenge Points.
In Sharp Shooter, you have to try and get as many free kick goals as you possibly can. You have five lives, and with each goal, scoring goals becomes harder. You can use defenders, midfielders or attackers and you can earn Ultimate 11 Challenge Points.
In FIFA 11, you create your team as normal, but you get real players by getting Bronze, Silver, and Gold packs. You get them by playing any of the game modes.
In Be a Pro, you get to play as a professional player for a club of your choosing. You can be a created player or a real player. You gain XP along the way, which is used to gain stats.
This only really applies to players with the Long Shot or Distance Shooter speciality, or players with a high statistic in Long Shots. However, it can work for most players.
It is difficult to score long shots from outside the penalty box with a regular shot. You might find it easier to do so with a finesse/placed shot. From a long distance, these shots are surprisingly powerful (if timed correctly) and are more likely to end up in the back of the net.
The reason for this is that there is far less curl in the shot from a finesse shot, so that it does not result in the ball curling out wide or towards the goalkeeper.
Although different types of players can grow in various ways, this system remains the same.
The Assistant Coach will always tell you of a raise in your statistics (that increase your overall ranking) via e-mail.
However, this actually decreases over time.
In your first season at a club, your overall rating can go up by around 20 points provided you are not injured during the season (this is regardless of whether or not you play...presumably these statistic increases occur during supposed training sessions).
However, in your second season of football, your rating will only increase about half as quickly. This progress will continue to decrease over about two or three more seasons, until you become similar to other players in that your overall rating rarely increases/decreases. Obviously, if you max out all of your stats, they won't increase anyway.
This Hint may be useful if you are determining what starting stats to give to your player, or what currently existing player you decide to play as.
Note - This Hint obviously does not apply to cheaters who give their custom player 99 in every stat. It also does not apply to Virtual Pros, as Virtual Pros can only increase their statistics via Accomplishments.
Note - this Hint applies to Manager and Player Manager careers only!
It is possible to save money when purchasing players. Sometimes clubs will demand an excessive amount of money for their players. There is a trick to get around this.
For example, let's say you want to buy Carlos Tevez. You offer Manchester City around Â£35/36 million for him. They are likely to respond asking for a higher transfer sum, probably something like Â£48 million or thereabouts.
At this point, the best thing to do is to withdraw from negotiations with the club, and then immediately go back and try to sign him again.
Obviously, the price they wanted for Tevez should just give you the impression that they wanted more money than you offered them. Instead of offering them Â£48 million this time around, offer them someting like Â£40/41/42 million and they'll probably accept without wishing to renegotiate prices. Therefore, you have saved a fair amount of money here.
Unfortunately, this only works with clubs. You can't do this with the players themselves when you are offering them a contract, as if you withdraw from contract negotiations, you won't be able to renegotiate until the next transfer window opens.
The method of moving from Captain to Club Legend in Career Mode (Player career only) seems quite confusing to some people. However, this is because it can't be done by simply winning a bunch of games.
In order to make it as a Club Legend, you have to max out your Captain rating bar (16/16) and then win a trophy (any one) at that rating with your club.