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What Will FIFA 09 From EA Sports Look Like?

fifa-09.jpgBy age 21, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was already an accomplished classical pianist who was traveling Europe playing to crowds in Paris, London, Vienna and Berlin.

These days, 21 year-olds have different priorities. A perfect example of this is videogame player Damian H from England. In a post on the British message board for EA Sports’ FIFA video game, he has written an exhaustive list of the features he’d like to see incorporated into FIFA 09.

When you get a chance, read the post here. You’ll either be impressed or appalled!

The amount of dedication and time Damian spent coming up with his list of pros and cons for FIFA 08, and his exhaustive list of features he’d like to see in FIFA 09 are impressive.

Perhaps if he can show that much dedication and passion, he can channel that energy into other things to such as finding a cure for cancer or AIDS. In the meantime, EA Sports should feel fortunate they have so many loyal fans.

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  1. mez

    March 1, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    fckin sick game den init

  2. slo04

    September 22, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    will fifa 09 for the ps3 have the option of having the champions league or the uefa cup i miss that since 03 they took it out eveon though they did not call it the champions leauge but ecc will it be back?

  3. aldo

    July 6, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    fifa 09 for pc will have next-gen graphics!!! go to

  4. jimmy

    July 5, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    one thing is missing in the list i think there should be a golden ball award or player of the season after each season at manager mode..

  5. alex

    June 22, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    well,guys, i have bad news :(….FIFA 09 on PC wiil have the same current gen of graphics……,don’t make illusions,and fifa 09 on PC won’t have 3d fans, many golas cellebrations,.

  6. Seb

    June 18, 2008 at 1:17 am

    lewis has THE most spare time ever. besides, most of those things they leave out for a reason

  7. Shaun Cannon

    June 16, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Should have realistic freekick run-ups, eg Ronaldo’s, heargreaves, nani’s and other premiership or big club players.

  8. JoeJoe93

    June 14, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Lewis87 you stole my superpost shame on you

  9. mcmellon

    June 5, 2008 at 8:50 am

    stop the glicth i find that cos of the pre animations it builds a list of buttons that u pressed and now u want 2 keep the ball not pass 2 the smelly defender but u cant change it and defo needs 2 b one day at a time 🙂

  10. lewis87

    June 2, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    First of all I would like to congratulate EA on re-converting me from Pro Evolution Soccer. I played FiFa games from FiFa 99 to FiFa 04 before switching to Pro Evo, but FiFa 08 was a much improved effort over previous games and outshone Pro Evolution.
    I have compiled a list of 100 improvements that I feel would improve FiFa and cement my position as a FiFa fan with FiFa 09


    1) Have a TV company sponsor the game to make it feel more like you’re watching a match on TV (Sky Sports , Setanta , maybe ESPN) although don’t overuse the TV companies name or make it too commercial (e.g. “Setanta Sports’ FiFa 2009”) But please don’t have a made up TV company like EA Sports TV , the EA Sports Boots are bad enough).
    2) More Competitions
    – World Cup
    – European Championships
    – Copa America
    – African Cup of Nations
    – World Club Championships
    – Champions League (Not EEC)
    – UEFA Cup (Not EFA)
    – Copa Libertadores
    3) Better Commentary
    – This is hard to explain but say if there is a shot that is narrowly wide have the commentator stop what he is saying and go “Oooooooh” or something. In FiFa 20008 he says all the build up and by the time he comments on the shot the GK has already taken the kick out.
    – Add a third commentator and switch between him and Andy Gray throughout the season, this would give the game more variety
    Commentators Mention
    – Players form
    – Milestones
    – League Positions
    – Birthdays
    – Job Pressure
    – League Positions Before + After Match
    4) Visible Ref & Linesman
    5) More time to complete transfers during Pre-Season
    6) Proper Training Mode
    7) 3D fans
    8] Make editing formations less fiddly (in PES all you have to do is click and drag , no saving is involved)
    9) Ability to Create a Stadium
    10) Ranked Be a Pro mode
    11) More even distribution of International teams, FiFa 2008 has loads of European countries but barely any from anywhere else
    12) Be able to take hard low shots not just placed ones
    13) Create a team
    14) Snow weather conditions
    15) Fans go crazy if a late winner/equaliser is scored & In Derby games
    16) Be able to play music from your hard drive not cheesy Euro-Pop
    17) Photo-Realistic Managers on side-line
    18] More goal celebrations PES has over 70
    19) Unlimited amount of stats available for created players
    20) More Stadiums
    – City of Manchester Stadium
    – Santiago Bernabeu
    – Croke Park
    – Maracana
    – Parkhead
    – Fenerbahçe Sükrü Saracoglu Stadi
    – Estadio do Dragao
    – Estadio José Alvalade
    – Amsterdam ArenA
    – Luzhniki Stadion (With Noticeable Artificial Turf)
    – Soccer City Stadium (SA 2010)
    – King Senzangakhona Stadium (SA 2010)

    Would Like To See

    21) More Leagues
    – Argentine
    – Greek
    – Russian
    – Ukrainian
    – Bulgarian
    – Romanian
    – Qatari
    22) 4th Official (cut-scenes)
    23) Player, Young Player and Manager of the Month awards
    24) In Manager Mode be able to have more than one scout
    25) Real schedules for league games (This was in FiFa a few years back but has seemed to have disappeared)
    26) Player requires stretcher or medical car after a serious injury
    27) Add best teams from minor footballing nations into Rest of World section
    28] Be able to see substitutes warming up + interacting with departing player
    29) In Manager Mode, If you are doing well other clubs offer you jobs
    30) Fix minor mistakes, Community Shield being played at home teams ground etc.
    31) Be able to bring GK up for corners late in game
    32) Weather effects ball physics
    33) Licensed GK gloves (Uhlsport, Reusch, Adidas)
    34) Club Mascots
    35) Child Mascots at start of game
    36) Ball Boys and Cameramen that move
    37) Be able to use USB camera to put your face in the game
    38] More Generic stadiums
    39) Longer Pre-Match scenes
    40) Goal of the Month award
    41) World Player of the Year & European Player of the Year
    42) A few of the best U-21 countries, England, Argentina, Nigeria etc.
    43) In Manager Mode play one day at a time
    44) Be able to stop + start when taking a penalty kick, like C.Ronaldo
    45) More injuries, some club teams have most of their 1st team missing
    46) Crowd wear club colours
    47) Real advertising hoardings, not just other EA games
    48] Pre Season Friendlies and Tournaments
    49) Be able to do ‘dances’ on the goal-line with the goalie , like in FiFa WC 06.
    50) Show player holding head etc. after a PK miss.
    51) Show all the players in a line on the half way line before a shoot-out.
    52) Show the player walking up the pitch with the ball in a shoot-out.
    53) Have real looking screen animations (e.g. after goals show score + scorers along bottom).
    54) Ability to wear gloves but have short sleeves (Steven Pienaar)
    55) Be able to pick a commentary name for created players
    56) Fans boo + whistle at:
    i)Former Players
    ii)Players who injured one of their players
    iii)Players who caused one of their players to get sent off
    57) Different kinds of cheering/atmospheres for different teams (Portsmouth , Spanish or Turkish Teams.)
    58] No cut scenes for bookings or goal kicks
    59) Stadium effects (Confetti, Flares, Mexican Waves etc.)
    60) Be able to save replays straight to your hard drive
    61) Real sponsors in Manager Mode
    62) Be able to take Penalties with GK (Rogerio Ceni)
    63) Break down appearance and goal stats into League, Cup, Euro etc.
    64) If you are winning by a narrow margin against a big team and your GK catches a cross late in the game you should be able to go to ground and waste a few seconds of time
    65) Integrate Rumble features (Hitting the Post, Crunching tackles etc.)
    66) Player Exchange deals in Manager Mode
    67) In Manager Mode pay player wages weekly, not after every match
    68] Trophy presentations after winning a league or cup
    69) Have Home and Away GK jerseys
    70) Mud Stains appear if player falls down on a wet day (This was in FiFa 2004 I think)
    71) Longer time to complete transfers when you start a new Manager Mode
    72) Don’t have 3rd kits as unlockable extras, they should be available from the start
    73) Have 3rd kits for most teams
    74) Delayed offside decisions, The players all celebrate until they notice the Linesman’s flag
    75) Real + Photo-realistic Referees
    76) 2 Player Arena Mode [Like NBA 08]
    77) Be able to mix + match kits (Manchester United wear either black, white or red shorts when they are wearing their red jersey)
    78] More Camera Angles (Broadcast, Bird’s Eye)
    79) Much More Player traits (Football Manager 08 has over 50)
    80) Be able to wear neck-warmers (Rolando Bianchi, Manchester City)
    81) Club Personalities e.g. Arsenal like to play the ball short and slowly build up attacks but Bolton Wanderers play long balls up to a target man
    82) In Manager Mode, be able to compare one of your players with a transfer target
    83) Have different size pitch dimension (Emirates Stadium is very wide but Div 2 England is short and narrow)
    84) If your team is losing late in the game you are showed cut-scenes of fans leaving the stadium
    85) Don’t have the defenders congratulating the forward after a goal, this is unrealistic
    86) Louder SFX (Ball hitting post/hoardings, net rippling)
    87) More personalized menus, In FiFa 2004 the background was of your favourite teams jersey
    88] Lots more multiple choice questions in Manager Mode, after 1 season you seem to be getting the same ones again and again
    89) In Manager Mode you should be able to find out info about teams in other leagues
    90) Be able to pick a vice-captain
    91) Be able to pick what players go into the box for corners (Like PES)
    92) If a player is injured for 5 weeks you should be able to play him after 4 weeks but he risks further injury
    93) Goalkeeper occasionally wears a baseball cap if it is a sunny day
    94) Be able to call a player short when taking a free kick
    95) When crossing a free kick have one of your players run over the ball thus disorganising the other teams defence
    96) When defending a free kick choose what action your wall carries out
    97) Players dive in front of the ball if a close range shot is taken in a crowded penalty area
    98] Goal Updates go across the bottom of the screen and fans cheer if a rival team concede a goal
    99) Fans boo loudly at the end of a game that you have performed badly in
    100) Be able to just play a penalty shootout without going through a whole match

  11. jamie nimmo

    June 2, 2008 at 4:42 am

    i think EA should include wheather systems in fifa 09, i mean whats better then playin football in the snow???

  12. Leebones

    June 1, 2008 at 5:24 am

    I agree with ref on the pitch, its a silly little thing but adds to realism. Also needs more animation, more variety and more than just when you score a goal! I think euro 2008 is a good revamp version of fifa 08. they should just build on that. nothing could go wrong 🙂

  13. Nezza

    May 21, 2008 at 8:11 am

    Height and weight would be awesome guys!! also make the refs on the pitch and make youths for the future on manager mode better!

  14. Peter

    May 19, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    I think that there should be a refree on the pitch, after you finish the season at your manager mode you should create your own kit….

  15. david lafon

    May 16, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    some main teams from southamerican coutries would be nice.
    colo colo, peñarol, alianza lima, danubio etc

  16. basse bjørkheim

    May 16, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    it shoud be possible to search on hight and weight, when you are searching on new player on the transfer maked.

  17. .

    May 15, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    toshy theyve got the irish league on 08 u donut! lol

  18. toshy

    May 11, 2008 at 5:14 am

    i hope theve got the irish leauge in fifa 09

  19. the lutonian

    April 10, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    make players die on the pitch

    hold lt and rt then press bba times 2

  20. kat kid

    April 2, 2008 at 7:54 am

    I think I did find the cure to AIDS the other day. Strangely enough it was while playing FIFA08.

    To wit: Hold LT + up on L Analog + BBA + down R Analog + Release LT + Hold RB + XXYBA

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