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21 Signs You've Been Playing Too Much "FIFA"

Salmon diving in real life? This one is for you.

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1. You've gone through a few controllers in your time.

When you concede a 90' min goal on fifa #FifaProblems

Ottoman Sultans@KhizarShahzad1Follow

When you concede a 90' min goal on fifa #FifaProblems

12:38 AM - 11 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

2. Adebayo Akinfenwa is your footballing hero.

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Known as "Beast". Akinfenwa has been the strongest player in the FIFA series over the past few years. His recent FA Cup goal against Liverpool was celebrated by FIFA fans worldwide.

5. You've done a "FIFA celebration" when you score in real life.

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Here's Hannover's Jimmy Briand pulling off a salmon dive.

That's holding down the left trigger and then pulling the analogue stick left in FIFA parlance.

6. You can quote along with the commentators.

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Martin Tyler has such a particular way of saying “Miroslav Klose!” when the German striker was through to clear.

You’ve got the “Re-al De-al” story down pat and all.

7. You've asked Twitter for a Chemistry lesson.

Geeky question but any suggestions on how to create perfect chemistry around these players? #FUT15 #fifaproblems

Chriscampo@BeardyVisionaryFollow

Geeky question but any suggestions on how to create perfect chemistry around these players? #FUT15 #fifaproblems

7:25 PM - 09 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. You've developed a fondness for people called Geoff.

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All thanks to Geoff Shreeves and his upbeat injury commentary.

10. This pie chart resonates with you.

The 1% of the pie chart nearly happened now! #FIFAProblems.

Alex J-M@AJMull93Follow

The 1% of the pie chart nearly happened now! #FIFAProblems.

9:28 PM - 10 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. You've called real matches in controller moves.

Think the fact that when Fernandinho scored I thought 'R2 & square' suggests I'm playing too much FIFA

Alex Brooker@alex_brookerFollow

Think the fact that when Fernandinho scored I thought 'R2 & square' suggests I'm playing too much FIFA

2:01 PM - 14 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. You start calling real life transfers in "FIFA" terms.

Roma owners have been playing too much FUT that they decided to sign 2 FIFA 15 legends #Ibarbo #Doumbia

Footspace@Footspace1Follow

Roma owners have been playing too much FUT that they decided to sign 2 FIFA 15 legends #Ibarbo #Doumbia

7:35 PM - 01 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. You've made playlists of the game's soundtracks.

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All your mates think you're worldly because you listen to French-Chilean hip hop.

You just thought Ana Tijoux's '1977' was a banger off "FIFA 11".

17. Real world transfers make you sad about what team to use in-game.

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"Chelsea signed Diego Costa? Shit. I was enjoying using Atletico Madrid online."

18. You have a pitch perfect “EA Sports. It’s in the Game” impression.

View this video on YouTube

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“Capital E, Capital A, Capital SPORTS.”

19. You've given transfer advice based on what's happened in your game.

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"Aww mate, Serge Aurier is the business on my FIFA save."

"Have you seen him play in real life."

"No."

This past January transfer window, the BBC asked top FIFA player David Bytheway for his opinion on the latest wheeling and dealing. It all counts.

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