Category Archives: Sport

Don’t Ever Dream, Dennis

Was Dennis excited? You bet your sweet ass he was. He had never been to see his beloved Barcelona play, and by chance had finally been given the opportunity to do so; mere days before they took on AC Milan … Continue reading

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Blarney about Blarney’s

After 6 months in Berlin, I’m feeling pretty well-ensconced in my surroundings, and nowhere more so than a little pub in Kreuzberg by the name of Blarney’s. As the name implies, this is an Irish bar, but don’t let that … Continue reading

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Transfer Window

Dear Mr & Mrs Hughton, As you have no doubt learned by now, your son Cathal has decided to seek pastures new. Beech Park Under-11’s regret this turn of events, particularly as it means that we shall now have to … Continue reading

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Top 5 Football Videogames – Part V

After briefly – and enjoyably – departing the FIFA franchise, I returned to EA’s behemoth for the 06 and 07 incarnations. Both had the ugly mug of ‘Wazza’ on the cover, the in-game graphics were identical and the user interface … Continue reading

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Top 5 Football Videogames – Part IV

It has been pointed out that the first three entries on this list were all from the FIFA series. Fear not, the EA franchise does not account for every single one of my favourite footie games – just most of … Continue reading

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Top 5 Football Videogames – Part III

Following the revolutionary brilliance of FIFA’s 95 and RTWC 98, it might be somewhat surprising that a relatively average instalment of the series makes it onto my list. However, there is a compelling reason for the inclusion of FIFA 2000. … Continue reading

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Top 5 Football Videogames – Part II

FIFA 95 introduced me to football games on consoles, and was followed, logically enough, by FIFA 96 and FIFA 97. FIFA 96 had Jason McAteer on the cover (alongside one of the de Boer twins) while FIFA 97 had David … Continue reading

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