Fancy footwork: Part 1 of the trickster trilogy
Pirouettes and stepovers, solo runs and back-heels - it is these kind of technical masterstrokes which have earned football its worldwide reputation as the beautiful game. Important though tactical discipline is to any successful team, nothing quite beats watching the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the retired JAYJAY OKOCHA thrill the crowds with their delectable skills.
RONNIE COLLINS through FIFA also would like to offer a wide range of Special Moves to help you show a clean pair of heels to your opponents. www.blackheroesport.blogspot.com is happy to present the first installment of our 'trickster trilogy' - a three-part tutorial on all that fancy FIFA 11 footwork.
SPECIAL MOVES - HOW DOES IT WORK?
Most of the Special Moves in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 11 involve holding down the L2 button and then moving the right analogue stick in various ways - though each individual Special Move has its own particular technique.
LEAVE YOUR OPPONENT STANDING - THE SHOULDER DROP
You are tearing your way towards goal, but a defender is blocking your path. Not a problem! The Shoulder Drop will leave your opponent kicking at thin air as your breeze your way past. Just hold the L2 button and move the right analogue stick in the direction you wish to run.
ROUND THE WORLD - THE 360° TURN
The 360° turn is executed by standing on the ball and turning on an axis. Pull this trick off, and you have an excellent chance of beating your opponent hands down. To perform the 360° turn in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 11, hold down the L2 button and move the right analogue stick in a circle. However, it is not recommended to use the 360° turn too often, as if your opponent reads the trick, he can easily snatch possession and take your player out of the game.
FOR SOLO ARTISTS - THE STEPOVER
One of the most effective ways of bamboozling opposing defenders is the Stepover, which involves stepping over the ball as if you are going to move it in a certain direction, then going the other. To execute the Stepover in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 11, hold down the L2 button, move the right analogue stick forwards and then in a smooth movement to the right or left. With practise, you can perform several stepovers one after the other, making it even harder for your opponent to predict your next move.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE TRICKS IN FIFA 11?
Just like in real football, perfecting your Special Moves requires training. The best way to practise your newly-learned tricks is to use the Arena Mode in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 11.
Which is your favourite Special Move in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 11? Where do you still need to improve? Which tricks would you like us to present in future tutorials? Let us know by commenting below/through sms to +2348131273946
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