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Fifa 10 Ultimate Team Getting Bargains

Updated on May 4, 2010

I have written this hub after being urged to do so by two of my ardent followers (Moc and robbie),during reading many of my other hubs they have often asked themselves the question "How does he get that player so cheap",well in this hub i will give away some more of my Ultimate Team secrets,Including the times when you are most likely to pick up a bargain,the best way to bid,how to get the player you want for your squad up to 10,000 cheaper than every other version of him,and one of the best secrets for bidding....although i wont go into too much detail i will leave you to work out some of that on your own.Do not misunderstand, i do not consistently get cheaper players but i would say that 30-40% of the time i pick up players cheaper than the average Ultimate team fan,some of these tactics you may already know but there might be one or two that you didn't and hopefully these will increase your Trading knowledge.

Times

Without a shadow of a doubt, what time you buy your player significantly increases your chances of catching a bargain,The person who put the player up for sale might have felt it perfectly reasonable to put him up at some ungodly hour of the night but lots of people might be asleep therefore increasing your chances of not having too many rival bidders.I personally have found that buying your players early in the morning is the best time overall,I prefer to do a bit of browsing between the hours of 7am and 8am,that time rules out most of the uk market due to it being so early and in the US the time could be either midnight or 2-3 am if its the latter then you have probably ruled out 20-30% of the us guys as well,Try it for yourself and see what results you get.

The best ways to bid

Is there a wrong way and a right way to bid? Probably not, but these are the ways i use daily and they seem to work for me,whether they work for you or not is a different matter.Firstly as i may have pointed out in another hub i tend not to bid until there is only a minute or two left on the clock as i don't want valuable funds tied up in more than one deal.When it gets nearer the 15second mark i tend to bid in pairs!! and what i mean by this is i will bid then immediately bid another 50 coins,this way the other bidders fell like there are 2more bidders instead of just me which can be off putting.When someone keeps bidding directly after i have made a bid i then leave it until 2-3seconds and then bid again as i know from personal experience that this is quite downheartning on the 4th or 5th time of being outbidded just as you thought you had won.These are just a couple of the ways i bid smart in order to get a good deal.

Getting Players For Your Squad

When out looking for a certain player for your squad there is a couple of things you can do to make him as cheap as possible,Firstly my squad is a 4-3-3 and along with 4-4-2 it is one of the most sought after formations,therefore players with that formation do tend to go for a lot more and if your anything like me then you have a couple of your favourite formation cards in your consumables.So look for a 3-4-3 version of him or a 4-1-2-2 and so on.you will find that if your looking to spend 30,000 upwards you may well find him for 3-4,000 less,plus keep an eye out for injured players or players out of contract or with only one contract left as they are invariably cheaper,and who hasn't got contract cards eh? i know I've got 3-4 pages of 90 rated ones!!

The Big Secret!!!!

Now this one is a bit taboo as not an awful lot of people know about it,but it works and works really well,if i said that the best deal i had out of using this was getting Rio Ferdinand for 1100 coins you wouldn't believe me would you......Yes that's right 1100 coins,i then sold him for 9500 which is around the right market value.Now i am not going to tell you exactly how to do it as this will ruin it,as the more people that know then the less effective it becomes,but i will give you some rough guidelines and you can work out the rest,i have heard of people getting kaka and lampard for around the 5000 mark,can you imagine that? i personally don't have the patience for it but hey if it works for you.First things first you are going to need to scroll through players to get to around about 58-59 Min's left on the trade,now personally i made it just premier league players as it cut down on the time involved,it will take you 15minutes to get to that point as it involves scrolling through about 250 pages of players.Now when you are there you are looking for the mistakes that people make when putting their players up for sale,they hit the trade button way too early before they have set the amount properly and hey presto you have Ferdinand for 1100 instead of 11,000 obviously these players never make it down to where you are searching as they are snapped up in minutes,I wont say what search specifics you need to set but im sure you can figure it out.Happy hunting.

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      II--Ryan--II 7 years ago

      who is a good player to make profit out off i have 160,000 coins

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @robson im a bit out of touch too my friend,but id like to think u have prob a 200,000 if u try hard!

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      robson98 7 years ago

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      robson98 7 years ago

      Warchild! what sort of price do you think i could get if i sold my team, looking to build from scratch and really out of touch with the market at the moment!

      Here is a link - http://www.easportsfootball.co.uk/ultimateteam/app

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      Woody 7 years ago

      Any body hav any brazil players that they don't want or need any more write back to this message plz I'm ps3 :D

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @glasgow what u need help with in particular!?

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      Glasgow Celtic 7 years ago

      Warchild75. I'm stuck on that 59 minute need help lol ?

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @luke thanks man,i love to trade and have become pretty damn good at it,just havent played much recently

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      luke 7 years ago

      warchild i like this hub it shows just how easy it can be to trade if you have the know how.

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      youngplayer 7 years ago

      hey I just saw a guy that won a messi 91 for 4,100, i just hitted the market and saw it with one second left!! ;( baah

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      ethanh55 7 years ago

      i sold 2 podolsikis 6.25k so thats 9.5k i made if you add them both up

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      ethanh55 7 years ago

      i have found a good way to make money

      Yesterday before USA played England tim howard was 1-2k i searched after the game he was up to 4k ive decided to use this to my advantage e.g i bought podolski for 1.4k which was round average now since the build up he is 2.5k if he scores or does well he should fly up to say 4k so there is 2.6k profit for waiting now if you get say 10 players you would make 26k

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      Vic_Vance 7 years ago

      any advice on how to sell an 85 rated vidic (which i got for 8000 coins) and an 84 rated M.Klose (which i got for 2000 coins).

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      Chrisss RFC 7 years ago

      has the market picked up at all yet?

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      JoelSoccer 7 years ago

      No problem

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      Craig 7 years ago

      Okay thanks :)

      Ive been making profits off of messi and gerrard, ill try the others out aswell :) thanks

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      JoelSoccer 7 years ago

      Messi, Ronaldo, Torres, Villa and Fabregas is problaby going to gat more popular when he finally gets sold(hopefully) to Barcelona;)

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      Craig 7 years ago

      What is the most profitable playerthese days ?

      P.S i have around 300,000 coins, any help ?

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      ethanh55 7 years ago

      i think its easier since the market has dropped and i just got glen johnstone on the 59th min for 1750

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      moc123 7 years ago

      so who you think I can buy and make a profit on now ?

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @moc and chrisss yeah the market is dead im afraid,but it is all relative all player prices are dropping not just the rubbish ones!

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      Chrisss RFC 7 years ago

      What is up with the market warchild everything is going so low down, i cant sell any players :(

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      moc123 7 years ago

      warchild, market is dying, all the prices are free dropping and I just bought if malouda and got 1k now, how can I make it 10k ?

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @georgee yeah i will do this evening,they are currently updating the site so cannot do it right now,my team is actually a little worse then before as i had a 87 rated team now it is 86 but im getting there,had to sell a few players to raise funds for messi!!

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      georgee :) 7 years ago

      warchild can you post a link to your team? just curious to see how you've improved it.

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      moc123 7 years ago

      I am selling my whole team and start again aswell

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @moc sorry dude they have all gone,rooney went for 85k,although i now have messi!!!!

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      moc123 7 years ago

      warchild 70k for rooney ?

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      moc123 7 years ago

      sold ibra and bought if forlan for 35.5k, have 32k left over now + my coins =80k

      next up buying gerrard, if any1 have him contact me

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      ethanh55 7 years ago

      just done some great deals

      Nasri bought at 8am for 1.25k sold at 5 pm for 3k

      Lennon RM bought at 8 am for 2.7k sold for 5k

      started off at 4k now on 8k waiting till tommomowow to do it all again

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      ethanh55 7 years ago

      why would anyone want essien in cam!

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      moc123 7 years ago

      selling essien cam if any1 interested

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      ethanh55 7 years ago

      get the uprated versions of alex motta and nilmar

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      Chrisss RFC 7 years ago

      what improvements could be made to my team, obv. want to keep it brazillian though

      http://www.easportsfootball.co.uk/ultimateteam/app...

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      Chrisss RFC 7 years ago

      what improvements could be made to my team, obv. want to keep it brazillian though

      http://www.easportsfootball.co.uk/ultimateteam/app...

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      ethanh55 7 years ago

      nice how much r u selling him for

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      michah59nichols 7 years ago

      I seems that the link point to another page.It takes me to the ea sports football sign in page

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @ethan free in a pack!!!

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      ethanh55 7 years ago

      how much did you get maicon for

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @ethan i have replaced him with no-one yet but have picked up maicon!!!

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      moc123 7 years ago

      I just bought if pique and he is amazing, if albion aswell

      so if you need to replace puyol warchild, I suggest you get either of them

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      ethanh55 7 years ago

      who are you gunna replace puyol with

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @moc yeah inform one!!

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      moc123 7 years ago

      which puyol was this ?

      inform 1 ?

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @moc well i had nothing but sold puyol and brought rooney and now have rooney up for sale for starting of 89000 and 9,000 in the bank!!

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      moc123 7 years ago

      warchild how many coins you have now ?

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @moc ok m8 not to worry!!

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      moc123 7 years ago

      dont worry warchild just sold them all yesterday and now got this team and 90k left

      http://www.easportsfootball.co.uk/ultimateteam/app...

      and looking to buy david villa and some other players

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      adrian thanks for ur comments,unfortuatly due to time constraints i wont be making one this year but will be doing a couple of blogs on next years fifa 11

      @moc dont know who u might want,but i will buy etto if u like,i'll be on tommmorow night!

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      moc123 7 years ago

      warchild I am thinking of making a laliga/spain squad

      who you think I should get ?

      got xavi, iniesta, ibra,dani alves and 95k

      selling eto, if cole and julio cesar

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      adrian 7 years ago

      hello war!nice guide they help alot!

      the major problem with ur guides is this site, it sux

      for layouts etc... maybe you could registrer on a free blog

      site and make a whole site for fifa FUT? the structure makes

      this site suck for ur guides and makes them not so good as it could be.

      and oh im on a netbook so that would also help those with low resolution

      adrian, sweden

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @moc yeah i will m8 but not for a couple of days as im living out of a hotel at the moment due to having my bathroom completly refurbished,so no xbox for me till friday :(

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      moc123 7 years ago

      warchild can you post your team here

      the new link to your team so I can get some idea

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @moc i cant right now as having renovations at the house,i am currently writing this from my hotel room!!

      @david there is nosecret to the search criteria,just do gold and BIN start of 200 or 300 and go from there,could take ages to scroll through 300 odd pages so i start out in the premier league

      @tarik thanks man

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      Tarik 7 years ago

      hahah I like the 2x bid strategy. I've been pissed off when it happens to me but hey, it could be the SAME PERSON.

      Great stuff as usual.

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      David 7 years ago

      warchild can u help me i cannot figure out the search criteria for the big secret

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      moc123 7 years ago

      warchild do you want a game now ?

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @moc no i dont have gerrard

      @ali all i will say is when ur ready to sell some of ur brazillians come give me a shout!!!

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      ethanh55 7 years ago

      it does just put ur preimership squad on the reserves for the brazil team and the other way round so wen u play a match wiv brazil the go to 99 and wen u play a game with preimership ur brazil goes to 99

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      Ali 7 years ago

      @ethanh

      the problem with making a new squad is that if i use my premiership squad and then switch to my brazilian squad.. my premiership squads fitness would not go to 99 but stay at whatever it was after the game...

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      moc123 7 years ago

      warchild yes on xbox

      I now have kaka and julio cesar and 47k selling vidic and vandersar.

      Do you have gerrard warchild ?

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      ethanh55 7 years ago

      nice what i would do is either press y (or wateva ps3 has if ur on ps3) and click create a new squad so u can use both ur brazillian and preiemership team without the hassel of switching round all the time or you could just play whoeva u want e.g combine the premiership team and brazil team and make one great one with good chemistry still but its up to you

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      Ali 7 years ago

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      ethanh55 7 years ago

      that link dosnt work for me

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      Ali 7 years ago

      http://www.easportsfootball.co.uk/ultimateteam/app

      i am quite pleased with my team, although could make a few changes.. any suggestions would be nice..

      btw.. warchild.. can you help me a bit more with the search criteria.. i just cant seem to figure it out.. thanks

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      ethanh55 7 years ago

      ok thanks

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @pkhamre well i havent found a 100,000 card yet but i have found perhaps 3-4 10,000 ones for around a 1000,id say the odds of finding one are about 2-3%,still worth trying though.@ethanh55 not really too sure to be honest,i have always found carrick makes me coins,but then i buy him for less than 1000 now and sell on for approx 2000

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      ethanh55 7 years ago

      nice hub warchild who do you reccommend buying for around 3k and selling at a good profit? and also ive started a new hub if you guys want to check it out its about fifa 10 btw

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      pkhamre 7 years ago

      I mean, is it even a small chance to find a 100,000 card for 10,000 at the 59th minute? Or even a 10,000 card for 1000.

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @pkhamre how do u mean?

      @MOC IS THAT XBOX ?

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      georgee :) 7 years ago

      @pkhamre just before i found an agbonlahor for 2,500 but someone just snapped him up before me :/

      btw if any one of you can find kenwyne jones for around 10,000 buy him, he is 74 overall but he is amazing and normally sells for around 30k

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      moc123 7 years ago

      war child how much does these players cost ?

      ibrahimovich

      kaka

      julio cesar

      lampard

      at the lowest possible

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      pkhamre 7 years ago

      Great hubs :)

      How often do you tend to see 59-minute fail trades?

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @sam glad it works for u

      @georgee yeah team is looking better,What subs?lol

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      georgee :) 7 years ago

      i know i need to sort out my subs

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      georgee :) 7 years ago

      if you want to have a look warchild, this is what ive done to my team in the last 2 or 3 days http://www.easportsfootball.co.uk/ultimateteam/app...

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      Sam2748 7 years ago

      omg lol the double bidding works a treat, just bidded 15000 iniesta, 15 seconds left got bidded to 15050, i double bidded to 15100 then 15150 and got first time lol

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      moc123 7 years ago

      i now have maicon

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @moc why arent u playing drogba or essien or anelka,u could add all those to your team which would improve it further and increase ur chemistry!!

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      georgee :) 7 years ago

      @moc i think that you should get someone like cambiasso istead of stankovic in centre mid

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      moc123 7 years ago

      http://www.easportsfootball.co.uk/ultimateteam/app...

      warchild this is the link to my squad can u suggest which player i should buy ?

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      moc123 7 years ago

      never mind just won a tour and now got 4k

      now buyng carrick and anderson to make profits

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @moc start again!!

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      moc123 7 years ago

      warchild just bought if sneider

      got 1k left wat to do now ?

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @kieran if u dont know what it is then stay clear is my advice!!

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      Kieran 7 years ago

      Someones just messaged me about doing 4v4 or something. any ideas what this is and if it's a scam?

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      georgee :) 7 years ago

      @warchild i dont think i put the right link, ive got 433 formation 75 chemistry with ribery and zarate on the wings, raul albiol and i bought iniesta aswell

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      moc123 7 years ago

      and i bought anelka 4 12k

      now he is inform 88 his price is dropping

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      moc123 7 years ago

      ye i was lucky enough to get him in my first pack !!!!!!

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @MOC always avoided ashley cole when he was 82,he is a better more viable option now he is 86!!!

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      moc123 7 years ago

      drogba is 90

      anelka 88

      alshey cole 86 and i was lucky to get him in my first pack

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      Get a rw to rm card and use it on palacio!!!

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      georgee :) 7 years ago

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      georgee :) 7 years ago

      http://www.easportsfootball.co.uk/ultimateteam/app... just to let you know this is what i did to improve my team, im currently working on getting another spanish cm like fabregas or xavi and gettin my players formations and positions sorted out :)

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      sorry been to busy trading trying to get gerrard to notice,thats cool be interesting to see what drogba goes up too!!

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      georgee :) 7 years ago

      @warchild i know theres gonna be an inform drogba because of the team of the week deal at 6pm today

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @moc i made that much profit when the market was fresh before it crashed and became flooded with players,didnt know there was an inform drogba,anelka,cole

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      moc123 7 years ago

      then how did u make that much profit ?

      and do u know how much these inform players will cost ???

      motta

      samuel

      drogba

      anelka

      alshey cole

      snejder

      zanetti

      alex

      kalou

      maicon

      malouda

      cambiasso

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @moc more than 5k is only possible if u are buying torres,gerrard,ronaldo or messi for cheap or if u are using the 59min rule!!

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      moc123 7 years ago

      i got 20k warchild who can i make a profit on that can make me a big profit ?

      i bough ferdinan today 4 6k and sold 4 9k

      i want a bigger profit then 5k