Now let's discount your archetypal spotty fat loser computer geek here. I am talking about
normal people who play football and also play computers latterly Pro Evo, FIFA and harking back to
Super Kick Off, Sensible Soccer, European Club Soccer, Actua Soccer, and so on.
I appreciate I have offered no reasons why they might help you on a cold Sunday morning on
Hackney Marshes, and the obvious thought is that sitting in your bedroom bashing a pad won't do one
jot for your fitness.
Sports Interactive, the makers of the famous Football Manager computer game, have produced a brand-new film entitled "An Alternative Reality: The Football Manager Documentary," which debuted across the UK and Ireland on October 7, and is now available for viewing on the web.
The 80-minute+ documentary examines the enduring appeal of one of the most popular computer simulation games.
I would like to be considered for the position of Football Manager in your esteemed
club/association. Yes, I know you haven't advertised the vacancy but I have heard you got rid of
the last unfortunate and anyway this is the 21st century. Surely institutionalized omerta is a
thing of the past. Isn't it?
If this is real, it's a ridiculous attempt. Golfer Rory McIlroy has been promoting the new PGA Golf
'13 computer game, and took on Soccer AM's crossbar challenge by hitting a ball from 150 yards
away. You can see the results for yourself, but it truly is an impressive achievement, worthy of
keeping Caroline Wozniacki [.
3PM Extra: Real-life football video game, brilliant overhead goal and an even better own
Presenting quality football videos from the interweb, daily at 3pm. Here's today's collection:
1)Â Imagine getting two five-a-side teams and wiring them up with headphones linked to a
smartphone so that someone can control what they do by sending them commands like "shoot", "pass"
and "tackle" so the whole thing becomes like a real-life version of a computer game.
The Global Game: Watching The Premier League In Pakistan - originally posted on
Earlier this week I came across the 'Global Game' initiative launched by Nick Harris (Mail on
Sunday, Sporting Intelligence). It's a great idea, hopefully it catches on and more and more people
from different parts of the world who follow football (and especially the English Premier League)
can contribute to it.
I'm afraid the rumours are true. Wayne Rooney will undoubtedly be calling an
emergency press conference in the next few hours to announce the news that he will be playing his
football at the Bernabeu next season.
A theory doing the rounds in some quarters is that the crunch games in our push for fourth is
not the quartet against the big boys (Man Utd-l'Arse-Chelski-City) but the four against
the less glamorous mob â€“ Pompey, Sunderland, Burnley and Bolton. Anything less than three points
against each of this lot, so goes the theory, and we really will throw away fourth spot.
So Michael Owen reinvigorated his World Cup chances and Manchester United cruised into the
Champions League knockout stage as top of their group at the expense of poor old Wolfsburg. I
noticed several things from this engrossing encounter, chief among them were:
I enjoyed writing the Board Game reviews so I thought I'd divert my attention to some computer
games. Therefore with the recent release of FIFA 2011 for the Playwotsit, or is it the XWotsit? I
thought I'd take a look at some of the other games available on the market, starting with this
absolute beauty of a title.
17 Computer Games Endorsed By Famous Players
1. Brian Clough's Football Fortunes (ZX Spectrum/C64, 1987)
2. Diego (Amiga, 1992)
3. Emlyn Hughes International Soccer (ZX Spectrum/C64, 1989)
4. Franco Baresi's World Cup Kick Off (Amiga, 1992)
5. Gary Lineker's Hot Shot (C64, 1989)
John Terry is facing consequences of a substantial nature as the FA begin their investigation
into whether or not the England and Chelsea captain racially abused Anton Ferdinand during
Chelsea's 1-0 loss to QPR last weekend. His captaincy is on the line. His reputation with Chelsea
supporters such as myself is as well.
Dont you just hate it when you're in the middle of a debate over the signing of players and
somebody resorts to the 'This is not Championship manager' line? As much as it irritates me it
really does make me giggle..Are these people for real?
Now I know that its only a game but wanting Wenger to sign players isn't living in a false world
as some people try to make out.