April 2007


Monday, April 30, 2007

Free Magazines for all you Gamers

Free Magazines for all you GamersGreat news, we have hooked up with GamerZines to offer you all next generation videogames magazines - all absolutely free.

Currently, they have magazines for XBox 360, Playstation 3, PC gaming, Sony PSP and Nintendo DS gamers available. Their magazines are professionally written, and all are available for free in PDF format.

360Zine covers Xbox 360 games, P3Zine reports on PlayStation 3 games, PCGZine features PC games (Windows games) and HGZine covers Sony PSP and Nintendo DS games.

So if you're after free previews, reviews and interviews of the latest videogames, download a magazine of your choice by clicking here.

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UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Wepeeler's "Still R.O.B.B.I.E" Compilation

Check out Wepeeler's latest highlights compilation below, sit back and enjoy.

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Goal of the Month for April 2007 - Last day to enter your goals

Goal of the Month for April 2007 - Last day to enter your goalsHave you scored any great goals during April? If you have today is your last day to get them in to enter the Sweetpatch Goal of the Month competition for April.

All you have to do to enter is upload your favourite FIFA 07/UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 goals at the Sweetpatch Soccer Skills Academy on Youtube and when you name the video just add the words "Goal of the Month for April 07 - " to the start of the name. Then we can all easily identify the goals for the current month's competition and most importantly, we can all vote on our favourite goals.

If you need any help in making a video for YouTube, Wepeeler's made a great tutorial by clicking here! Also check out Perplekks's great Windows Movie Maker guide by clicking here!

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments


Sunday, April 29, 2007

English Premier League Review

English Premier League ReviewWe bring you all the latest news from this weekend's games in the English Premiership.

Saturday 28th April

Blackburn Rovers 4 v 1 Charlton Athletic
Jason Roberts scored twice at Ewood Park to keep Blackburn Rovers in sight of a UEFA Cup place and edge Charlton Athletic ever closer to relegation. With only matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool to come, manager Alan Pardew is running out of time in his bid to keep them in the top flight. Charlton were undone in the space of six second-half minutes when they conceded three goals.

Chelsea 2 v 2 Bolton Wanderers
Chelsea's failure to overcome Bolton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge allowed Manchester United to increase their lead at the top of the Barclays Premiership to five points. On an afternoon of twists and turns for United and Chelsea, Jose Mourinho’s side now look destined to finish runners-up. United fought back from two goals down to win 4-2 at Everton but Chelsea allowed Kevin Davies to score a second-half equaliser to virtually kill off their bid for a third successive Premier League title. Bolton went ahead in the 19th minute and although Chelsea hit back to lead by half-time, Davies stunned the home crowd with the all-important leveller in the 54th minute.

Everton 2 v 4 Manchester United
Manchester United roared back from two goals down to take a giant step towards the Barclays Premiership title by beating Everton at Goodison Park. Although the Toffeemen produced a performance club legend Alan Ball would have been proud of on the day football bid farewell to a World Cup hero, it was United who emerged triumphant. As if to rub salt into the Chelsea wounds, Everton skipper and former Old Trafford stalwart Phil Neville was among the scorers, blasting his old club's equaliser into his own net after John O'Shea had capitalised on Iain Turner's blunder to give United hope. But it was another 'old boy' who came up with the devastating blow - Wayne Rooney clinching victory with his 23rd goal of the season 12 minutes from time before substitute Chris Eagles finished Everton off in injury-time.

Manchester City 0 v 2 Aston Villa
Manchester City had one striker back from injury, recalled another to the first XI and were awarded a penalty but they could still not find the net as Aston Villa ran out winners in their Barclays Premiership match at the City of Manchester Stadium. City, who have not scored at home in the league since New Year’s Day and have done so just 10 times this season, are now perilously close to claiming an unwanted record by 'beating' the 11 scored by Sunderland in front of their own fans in 2003. Villa had no such problems and extended their unbeaten run to seven matches with goals from John Carew and Shaun Maloney, while Joey Barton missed City’s spot-kick.

Middlesbrough 2 v 3 Tottenham Hotspur
Dimitar Berbatov produced a performance worthy of the game's biggest stage to keep Tottenham Hotspur in with a shout of qualification for next season's UEFA Cup. The brilliant Bulgarian fired home a sensational 47th-minute volley and set up the first of strike partner Robbie Keane’s double as Martin Jol’s men produced a performance oozing class. Only a late rally from Boro kept them in with a shout, with Mark Viduka briefly narrowing the deficit to 2-1 and Emanuel Pogatetz shredding Spurs nerves with an 89th-minute consolation.

Portsmouth 2 v 1 Liverpool
Goals from Benjani Mwaruwari and Niko Kranjcar gave Portsmouth all three points in Saturday's Barclays Premiership clash at Fratton Park. Although Sami Hyypia netted for Liverpool, manager Rafael Benitez’s decision to rest seven key players did not help their cause.

Sheffield United 1 v 0 Watford
Michael Tonge's heavily-deflected shot in the 44th minute gave Sheffield United three crucial points in their battle for Barclays Premiership survival. The midfielder cut in from the left and drilled a right-foot shot which hit Chris Powell’s shoulder and flew past goalkeeper Ben Foster. It was United’s first victory at home over the Hornets since March 1999 and it secured three crucial points in their bid to avoid the drop.

Wigan Athletic 0 v 3 West Ham United
Goals from Luis Boa Morte, Yossi Benayoun and Marlon Harewood maintained West Ham United's bid for survival on a day when man-of-the-moment Carlos Tevez sparkled. Although this was the Hammers’ fifth win in seven matches, they remain in the bottom three, but the impetus is firmly with Alan Curbishley’s side. In contrast, it is now seven games without a win for Wigan Athletic, who appeared clueless and the team more likely to be playing Coca-Cola Championship football next season.

Sunday 29th April

Arsenal 3 v 1 Fulham
Arsenal kept up the pressure on third-placed Liverpool following a 3-1 victory over Fulham, which leaves Lawrie Sanchezýs men with much to do to stay in the Barclays Premiership. The fast-fading Cottagers have failed to win for 10 league matches, and are just one point above the relegation zone after being well beaten at Emirates Stadium, despite a brief rally when they levelled through Simon Davies. Julio Baptista, on loan from Real Madrid, had fired the Gunners into an early lead, only for the hosts to be pegged back inside the final 13 minutes following a mistake by goalkeeper Jens Lehmann. However, victory was secured through a fine finish from Emmanuel Adebayor and Gilberto Silva’s late penalty.

For our extended English Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive official Barclays Premiership match reports, click here.

© 2002-2007 Premier League

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sweetpatch TV - Match of the Next Day (Chelsea v Bolton)

Match of the Next Day - Can you predict the future?Following from the massive success this week of our brand new source of entertainment from our team over at Sweetpatch TV, we bring you in partnership with YouTube, our brand new concept of "Match of the Next Day".

"Match of the Next Day" allows you all to simulate important games that are taking place on the next day using our favourite soccer games (i.e. FIFA 07, UEFA Champions League, PES, etc...), then post the video at YouTube in our brand new "Sweetpatch TV - Match of the Next Day" group and then everyone can post their comments/predictions of the real score and when the real match takes place we can all see how accurate (or not) the simulations were.

Today we take a look at predicting today's English Premiership match between Chelsea v Bolton, using FIFA 07, played on the PC in World Class mode, with 4 minute halves and with the added gameplay enhancement from NK Football's World Evolution 2. We have even tried to get the starting lineups as accurate as possible.

Check out the programme below and see if we get anywhere near the actual result. We hope you will also enjoy our brand new Sweetpatch TV experience at the same time and join in the fun and start posting your own videos too. When you have watched it click here to post your predictions.

Would you like to join in the fun and simulate your favourite game of the weekend? Go on and join in the fun by simming your favourite match(s), record it and upload it at our brand new Sweetpatch TV - Match of the Next Day Youtube group. Everyone can then post their comments and predictions, as so many of you have already.

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments

Goal of the Month for April 2007 - Last few days to enter your goals

Goal of the Month for April 2007 - Enter your goals now!Have you scored any great goals during April? If you have you only have a couple of days left to get them in to enter the Sweetpatch Goal of the Month competition for April.

All you have to do to enter is upload your favourite FIFA 07/UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 goals at the Sweetpatch Soccer Skills Academy on Youtube and when you name the video just add the words "Goal of the Month for April 07 - " to the start of the name. Then we can all easily identify the goals for the current month's competition and most importantly, we can all vote on our favourite goals.

If you need any help in making a video for YouTube, Wepeeler's made a great tutorial by clicking here! Also check out Perplekks's great Windows Movie Maker guide by clicking here!

Check out below a recent entrant with a great long distance volley from Joowatomato:

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments


Friday, April 27, 2007

UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Perplekks' "God Given " Compilation

Today we have a new video for you from our good friend Perplekks' with his "God Given" highlights compilation. Watch it below, sit back and enjoy.

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments

NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution 2 - Download Now

NK FOOTBALL © NewsWe have a great treat for you this weekend from NK FOOTBALL © with the release of his FIFA™ World Evolution 2.

FIFA™ World Evolution 2 is a Simulation gameplay update for FIFA 07™ and UEFA Champions League™ 06-07. Built upon World Evolution, WE2 (World Evolution 2) is very much a new update and not simply a quick tweak. The realism has been enhanced using real video footage from live football matches to really capture the reality of the sport.

Not every game will be low scoring. Some matches will be high scoring, such as the Manchester United vs AS Roma blowout of 7-1. This is now possible. Yet some games will have low scores and chances won't come often. This is because of the new tuning set around ball physics, shot mechanics and cpu on all levels. You won't play the same game twice. Ball physics have been adjusted for improved deflections and air-balls. The ball bounce is more natural and the overall pace is more realistic still.

Download your copy of this excellent new Gameplay Update by clicking here.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

CEP 4.0 status

CEP Career Expansion PatchSorry for the delay in news, but I've been very busy at my work in this period. So, about the CEP: I'm keeping the work to import and adapt the dozens of contributions received, I'm organizing all the new leagues done by Esterry and from our new great collaborator Luca and I'm thinking about renouncing to the FULL list of leagues we wanted to add: simply it's just impossible to avoid delaying the release and having the time to test it if we want to include everything.

Most probably we'll keep working on importing and adapting for a 5.0 release to be placed in autumn, while I've decided to simply finish the work during this week for the release 4.0. Then I will need time to test, so the release date for 4.0 should be at mid May, I hope before.

In the meanwhile I have to notice how good Fifa 2007 is now with the new CEP and the new gameplay by NK that you should really test if you started finding the game too easy ;).

Stay tuned for more news and remember to write to fifaock@yahoo.it if you have question, doubts and contribution to submit.

An important note: we reached a very wide team of updaters so I hope the work for next versions will be more accurate and fast: if you want to join us as updater for next versions just write me the league of your interest.

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Match of the Next Day - Can you predict the future?

Match of the Next Day - Can you predict the future?Following the success of our brand new concept of "Match of the Next Day" (12,000 views of the Man U v AC Milan video already!), would you like to join in the fun and simulate your favourite game of this coming weekend?

"Match of the Next Day" allows you all to simulate important games that are taking place on the next day using your favourite soccer games (i.e. FIFA 07, UEFA Champions League, PES, etc...), then post the video at YouTube in our brand new "Sweetpatch TV - Match of the Next Day" group and then everyone can post their comments/predictions of the real score and when the real match takes place we can all see how accurate (or not) the simulations were.

Go on and join in the fun this weekend by simming your favourite match(s), record it and upload it at our brand new Sweetpatch TV - Match of the Next Day Youtube group. Everyone can then post their comments and predictions, as so many of you have already.

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments

UEFA Champions League Review - Semi Final 1st Leg

UEFA Champions League Review - Semi Final 1st LegFollowing last night's match in the Semi Final, we check out a brief summary of all the action below.

Chelsea 1 v 0 Liverpool
For the first time in a UEFA Champions League semi-final, Chelsea have a lead to defend in the return leg after Joe Cole, on his first start in this season's competition, scored a 29th-minute goal to lend José Mourinho's team the advantage over Liverpool. Chelsea, making their third last-four appearance in four seasons, were always the more threatening side and their Premiership rivals were indebted to two fine saves from Pepe Reina to deny Frank Lampard. Petr Čech also pulled off a wonder stop to prevent Steven Gerrard from claiming an equaliser but scoring chances were in short supply for the five-times European champions as Chelsea took a step closer to their first-ever final.

Check out our extended UEFA Champions League coverage (including latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive UEFA Champions League match reports, click here.

© Copyright UEFA 1998-2007

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Sweetpatch TV - Match of the Next Day

Sweetpatch TV - Match of the Next DayFollowing the success yesterday of our brand new concept of "Match of the Next Day", unfortunately my PC was playing up big time last night and was therefore unable to create today's prediction for Chelsea v Liverpool :(

"Match of the Next Day" allows you all to simulate important games that are taking place on the next day using our favourite soccer games (i.e. FIFA 07, UEFA Champions League, PES, etc...), then post the video at YouTube in our brand new "Sweetpatch TV - Match of the Next Day" group and then everyone can post their comments/predictions of the real score and when the real match takes place we can all see how accurate (or not) the simulations were.

If any of you are able to sim this match and record it and upload it at our brand new Sweetpatch TV - Match of the Next Day Youtube group, that would be really appreciated. Everyone can then post their comments and predictions, as so many of you did yesterday.

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments

UEFA Champions League Review - Semi Final 1st Leg

UEFA Champions League Review - Semi Final 1st LegFollowing last night's match in the Semi Final, we check out a brief summary of all the action below.

Manchester United 3 v 2 AC Milan Manchester United FC came from behind to win a pulsating UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg thanks to a last-minute goal from Wayne Rooney. Trailing 2-1 at the break, Rooney fired United level on 59 minutes then completed a late counterattack by flashing a low shot past Dida to give the English side real hope of a place in the final in Athens. It appeared that Carlo Ancelotti's visitors would return home holding the upper hand when Kaká overturned an early Cristiano Ronaldo header with two goals before half-time. Though weakened defensively by injuries, United's vibrant attacking instincts were intact, however, and Rooney's double leaves Milan needing victory in next Wednesday's return at the San Siro.

Check out our extended UEFA Champions League coverage (including latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive UEFA Champions League match reports, click here.

© Copyright UEFA 1998-2007

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sweetpatch TV - Match of the Next Day (Man U v AC Milan)

Following from the recent success of our brand new source of entertainment from our team over at Sweetpatch TV, we bring you in partnership with YouTube, our brand new concept of "Match of the Next Day".

"Match of the Next Day" allows you all to simulate important games that are taking place on the next day using our favourite soccer games (i.e. FIFA 07, UEFA Champions League, PES, etc...), then post the video at YouTube in our brand new "Sweetpatch TV - Match of the Next Day" group and then everyone can post their comments/predictions of the real score and when the real match takes place we can all see how accurate (or not) the simulations were.

Today we take a look at predicting tonight's Champions League semi final 1st leg between Manchester United v AC Milan, using the UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 game, played on the PC in World Class mode with the added gameplay enhancement of the soon to be released NK Football's World Evolution 2, using the computer v computer with 4 minute halves.

Check out the programme below and see if we get anywhere near the actual result. We hope you will also enjoy our brand new Sweetpatch TV experience at the same time and join in the fun and start posting your own videos too. When you have watched it click here to post your predictions.

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments


Monday, April 23, 2007

Goal of the Month for April 2007 - Enter your goals now!

Goal of the Month for April 2007 - Enter your goals now!Have you scored any great goals during April? If you have, to enter the Sweetpatch Goal of the Month competition for April, all you have to do is upload your favourite FIFA 07/UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 goals at the Sweetpatch Soccer Skills Academy on Youtube and when you name the video just add the words "Goal of the Month for April 07 - " to the start of the name. Then we can all easily identify the goals for the current month's competition and most importantly, we can all vote on our favourite goals.

If you need any help in making a video for YouTube, Wepeeler's made a great tutorial by clicking here! Also check out Perplekks's great Windows Movie Maker guide by clicking here!

Check out below a recent entrant from March's winner Zuigkonthoer:

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments


Sunday, April 22, 2007

FIFA 07 News - Winner of March Goal of the Month

FIFA 07 News - Winner of March Goal of the MonthWell its been another close vote this month in the March Goal of the Month Competition, with all of the goals being more than worthy of winning, but in the end it was a fitting draw (yes, another one!) for first place between 2 fantastic goals with 30% of the votes each - Wepeeler's superb lob by Robinho and zuigkonthoer's scissor surprise from Cantona.

Well done guys and now lets make April's comp even better guys! C'mon, get those goals in!

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments

English Premier League Review

English Premier League ReviewWe bring you all the latest news from today's games in the English Premiership.

Aston Villa 0 v 0 Portsmouth
Portsmouth keeper David James produced a superlative display to ensure Pompey came away with a point to bolster their bid for European qualification. Craig Gardner, Gabriel Agbonlahor and John Carew all tested James, but each time the Pompey keeper's athleticism and reactions proved superior. James' display ensured he set a new record of Premiership clean sheets - 142 - to surpass David Seaman's record.

Newcastle United 0 v 0 Chelsea
Newcastle United tipped the title race back into Manchester United's favour after they held Chelsea to a goalless draw at St James' Park. A day after derby rivals Middlesbrough had opened the door for the reigning champions, the Magpies slammed it shut to leave United three points clear at the top. Glenn Roeder’s side were more than good value for their point after limiting the Blues to only one effort on target, and that came 10 minutes from time. However, Jose Mourinho’s side may live to regret misses from Frank Lampard, Salomon Kalou and at the end, substitute Joe Cole, as they rallied after the break but could not extend their run of nine successive Barclays Premiership victories.

For our extended English Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive official Barclays Premiership match reports, click here.

© 2002-2007 Premier League

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

English Premier League Review

English Premier League ReviewWe bring you all the latest news from today's games in the English Premiership.

Bolton Wanderers 1 v 3 Reading
Reading turned this Barclays Premiership game on its head in the last seven minutes thanks to two goals from Kevin Doyle. Stephen Hunt added a third in stoppage time to complete a remarkable and unexpected victory. Bolton Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce could hardly believe what was unfolding after seeing his team take the lead through Nicolas Anelka.

Charlton Athletic 1 v 1 Sheffield United
Charlton Athletic missed the chance to climb out of the Barclays Premiership drop zone as fellow relegation battlers Sheffield United earned a share of the spoils at The Valley. Alan Pardew's men - who remain two points behind the Blades and in 18th place - had taken the lead through a deflected long-range effort from Talal El Karkouri on the hour. However, they then sat back and invited pressure from the visitors, who levelled through Jon Stead with 20 minutes left.

Fulham 1 v 1 Blackburn Rovers
Fulham fought to secure a precious point against Blackburn Rovers in their bid to avoid relegation from the Barclays Premiership but have now gone nine matches without a win. Lawrie Sanchez saw his side go ahead on his home debut in front of fired-up fans as on-loan Italian striker Vincenzo Montella claimed the final touch to Papa Bouba Diop's header. But Blackburn’s UEFA Cup dream, boosted by their midweek win over Watford, was revived as Benni McCarthy slotted in his 21st goal of the season for a well-earned equaliser.

Liverpool 2 v 0 Wigan Athletic
Liverpool warmed up nicely for the Champions League as they took a firm grip on third place in the Barclays Premiership with a comfortable victory over Wigan Athletic. Dirk Kuyt scored a goal in each half, taking his total for the season to 13, in what was a cruise in the sunshine.

Manchester United 1 v 1 Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough claimed a deserved draw against leaders Manchester United at Old Trafford to blast the Barclays Premiership title race wide open. Mark Viduka’s diving header in first-half stoppage time proved enough to earn Boro a point, which leaves Chelsea knowing five wins - including the key clash with United at Stamford Bridge on May 9 - will confirm a hat-trick of championships.

Tottenham Hotspur 2 v 2 Arsenal
A week of intrigue behind the scenes at Arsenal ended with a draw against rivals Tottenham Hotspur after Jermaine Jenas' injury-time strike at White Hart Lane. Arsene Wenger’s men showed their character to come from behind to lead, only for Jenas to grab a point. After Robbie Keane opened the scoring, Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor had finished off set-pieces in the second half - both delivered by Cesc Fabregas - to establish a lead before they were denied maximum points.

Watford 1 v 1 Manchester City
It was unfortunate that Ben Foster - Watford's best player this season - should make the mistake that ensured Adrian Boothroyd's team would be relegated to the Coca-Cola Championship. But had the on-loan Manchester United goalkeeper's under-hit pass not gifted Manchester City striker Darius Vassell the opening goal, and had Watford gone on to win this game, it would have merely delayed the inevitable. Substitute Tamas Priskin equalised for Watford in the 75th minute, but the painful truth for Boothroyd is that his team have struggled to match their competitors this season, and their demotion back to the second flight looked all but inevatable, even before kick-off.

West Ham United 1 v 0 Everton
A first-half goal from Bobby Zamora gave West Ham United a precious lifeline in their battle to avoid relegation from the Barclays Premiership. Zamora despatched a 25-yard shot into the top corner in the 13th minute to give the Hammers renewed hope that manager Alan Curbishley can still work a minor miracle at Upton Park.

For our extended English Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive official Barclays Premiership match reports, click here.

© 2002-2007 Premier League

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Friday, April 20, 2007

UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Champions League Heroes Podcast

UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Champions League Heroes PodcastEA recently teamed up with ex-players that all won a Champions League final (or European Cup as it was formerly known) during their playing days.

The result was a Champions League Legends Podcast where key UK heroes talk to the media about their memories of those big European nights, discussing major players in this year’s tournament and their tips for the trophy this year.

Legends attending were:

  • Billy McNeil - Celtic 1967 winner
  • Jimmy Case - Liverpool 1977, 78, 81 winner
  • Alan Kennedy - Liverpool 1978 winner
  • Peter Shilton - Nottingham Forest 1980 winner
  • Nigel Spink - Aston Villa 1982 winner

Download the podcast by clicking here and see what they all have to say.

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments

Cute but deadly

Cute but deadlyParin, Pino, and Puku embark on a grand adventure to rescue their Monster friends. Join the adventure.

Play Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure on PSP.

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FIFA 07 News - Last day to vote for your March Goal of the Month

FIFA 07 News - Last day to vote for your March Goal of the MonthToday is the last chance to get your vote in for our very popular Goal of the Month Competition for March.

The final 8 are as follows:

  1. Nice Move by doonex
  2. Tuama by evbaram2
  3. Overhead by larebz (22% of votes so far)
  4. Richards by perplekks
  5. Nasri by RomeoCarlos07
  6. Robinho by wallabaia (22% of votes so far)
  7. Robinho by Wepeeler (22% of votes so far)
  8. Cantona by zuigkonthoer (33% of votes so far)

To vote you need to have registered in our Forums and subscribed to the Goal of the Month usergroup (this is very very easy and quick to do). You can then use the Poll at the top of this thread to cast your vote.

Get your last minute votes in today to see who will be crowned March Goal of the Month Champion.

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments


Thursday, April 19, 2007

UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Perplekks' "Survivalism" Compilation

Today we feature our good friend Perplekks' first UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 "Survivalism" highlights compilation. Watch it below, sit back and enjoy.

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments

FIFA 07 News - Vote for your March Goal of the Month

FIFA 07 News - Vote for your March Goal of the MonthHave you got your vote in yet for our very popular Goal of the Month Competition for March? 8 goals have been selected for you to vote on for the March Goal of the Month competition and the votes need to be in by this Friday (only 2 days left).

The final 8 are as follows:

  1. Nice Move by doonex
  2. Tuama by evbaram2
  3. Overhead by larebz (22% of votes so far)
  4. Richards by perplekks
  5. Nasri by RomeoCarlos07
  6. Robinho by wallabaia (22% of votes so far)
  7. Robinho by Wepeeler (22% of votes so far)
  8. Cantona by zuigkonthoer (33% of votes so far)

To vote you need to have registered in our Forums and subscribed to the Goal of the Month usergroup (this is very very easy and quick to do). You can then use the Poll at the top of this thread to cast your vote.

Get your votes in now folks as you have until Friday to select your favourite goal and to see who will be crowned March Goal of the Month champion.

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments

English Premier League Review

English Premier League ReviewWe bring you all the latest news from yesterday's games in the English Premiership.

Blackburn Rovers 3 v 1 Watford
Blackburn Rovers chalked up their first win in five games to retain their dreams of a UEFA Cup place for a second successive year. For Watford the future is not nearly as bright - they could be relegated this weekend after one season in the top flight. Benni McCarthy, with his 20th goal of the campaign, Christopher Samba and Jason Roberts all found the target while Douglas Rinaldi replied for Watford.

Liverpool 2 v 0 Middlesbrough
Liverpool moved back into third place in the Barclays Premiership with a comfortable 2-0 win over Middlesbrough - which leaves them needing just one more victory to secure Champions League football next season. After a quiet first half, in which Middlesbrough defended with great determination, Liverpool took control with two goals in five minutes. They both came from Steven Gerrard, the first a 25-yard effort and the second from the spot after Peter Crouch had been pushed by Andrew Davies.

West Ham United 1 v 4 Chelsea
Chelsea kept the heat on Manchester United at the top of the Barclays Premiership with a four-star performance that left West Ham United in deep trouble at the foot of the table. Two goals from England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips and additional strikes from Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba condemned West Ham to their ninth home defeat of the season and moved Chelsea to within three points of leaders United once again. Carlos Tevez had given the Hammers some hope when he cancelled out Wright-Phillips’ opener but the parity lasted less than a minute before the Chelsea winger scored his second. West Ham are now five points adrift of safety and their four remaining games against Everton, Wigan Athletic, Bolton Wanderers and Manchester United will decide their fate.

For our extended English Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive official Barclays Premiership match reports, click here.

© 2002-2007 Premier League

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution 2

NK FOOTBALL © NewsNK FOOTBALL © can confirm World Evolution 2 is on the way! And sooner than you think

The update will have fantastically realistic ball physics and pace. And the cpu will be much more clinical for putting goals in the back of net. From fantastic goals, to beautiful crafted play to simply tapping the ball in. You will notice and feel the difference.

A match video is to be released later on. It'll show off the improved CPU and ball physics

See you soon

News Reporter: Nick - Click here to post/view comments

FIFA Gaming News - 100% guaranteed Rabona guide

FIFA Gaming News - 100% guaranteed Rabona guideBeen playing FIFA 07 or UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 and wanted to perform that elusive Rabona move by Ronaldo or Ronaldinho? Well now you can everytime by using this great guide.

Check it out by clicking here and learn how to perform the Rabona with this step-by-step guide, plus pictures provided, to help your learning experience.

News Reporter: Dave - Click here to post/view comments

English Premier League Review

English Premier League ReviewWe bring you all the latest news from yesterday's games in the English Premiership.

Arsenal 3 v 1 Manchester City
Arsenal kept alive hopes of finishing third in the Barclays Premiership with a 3-1 win over Manchester City at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners moved above Liverpool - at least for 24 hours - after PFA Player of the Year nominee Cesc Fabregas inspired a second-half revival with a superb 25-yard effort, before Julio Baptista wrapped things up late on. It was, though, far from an easy second victory in four days for the hosts, who were pegged back for long periods by a determined City side after Tomas Rosicky had swept Arsenal into an early lead.

Manchester United 2 v 0 Sheffield United
Injury-ravaged Manchester United are limping towards the Barclays Premiership title finishing line as a routine home win over Sheffield United was accompanied by yet another defensive fitness problem. Patrice Evra was forced off in the first half following a tackle from behind by Colin Kazim-Richards, leaving Sir Alex Ferguson without a single member of his first-choice defence, including keeper Edwin van der Sar. After Michael Carrick’s early opener, Wayne Rooney drilled home a brilliant second at the start of the second half.

For our extended English Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive official Barclays Premiership match reports, click here.

© 2002-2007 Premier League

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UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Wepeeler's 1st Compilation

Check out Wepeeler's first UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 highlights compilation below and sit back and enjoy. We think it came out pretty good considering he's only had the game for a week!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Join in the Forum Fun

UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Join in the Forum FunOver at the official EA Forums for UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 you can keep up with all the latest gossip and news with fellow gamers from all around the world.

See what they are saying about Free Kicks, Online quitters, Ultimate Challenge Mode, Card exchange, Next Gen, Current Gen and lots more great topics.

Join in the fun by clicking here.

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FIFA 07 News - Vote for your March Goal of the Month

FIFA 07 News - Vote for your March Goal of the MonthHave you got your vote in yet for our very popular Goal of the Month Competition for March? 8 goals have been selected for you to vote on for the March Goal of the Month competition and the votes need to be in by this Friday.

The final 8 are as follows:

  1. Nice Move by doonex
  2. Tuama by evbaram2
  3. Overhead by larebz
  4. Richards by perplekks
  5. Nasri by RomeoCarlos07
  6. Robinho by wallabaia
  7. Robinho by Wepeeler
  8. Cantona by zuigkonthoer

To vote you need to have registered in our Forums and subscribed to the Goal of the Month usergroup (this is very very easy and quick to do). You can then use the Poll at the top of this thread to cast your vote.

Get your votes in now folks as you have until Friday to select your favourite goal and to see who will be crowned March Goal of the Month champion.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

FA Cup News - Semi Final Review

FA Cup News - Semi Final ReviewFollowing yesterday's semi final, we check out a brief summary of all the action below.

Blackburn Rovers 1 v 2 Chelsea
Michael Ballack claimed the winning goal in extra time to send Chelsea into The FA Cup Final, leaving Blackburn Rovers cursing a missed opportunity in a thrilling Semi-Final at Old Trafford.

Blackburn battled bravely and showed some great moments that could have seen them complete the line up for The FA Cup Final alongside Manchester United. It was a typically ebullient performance from Chelsea in the face of some extremely testing football from Mark Hughes' side who competed throughout the game and but for the brilliance of Petr Cech could have given Chelsea greater problems.

Frank Lampard gave Chelsea the lead from a flowing move with a typically accurate finish. Drogba held the ball strongly before releasing Ballack who played perfectly timed pass into Lampard's path. The England midfielder swept past Ryan Nelson before driving the ball into the bottom corner.

Blackburn were patient in their approach to level the scores, but as the first period edged towards its conclusion they found greater urgency and gave Petr Cech reason to be worried. First David Dunn stung the hands of the Czech stopper with a stunning effort, then from the resulting corner Christopher Samba went close with a free header just six yards out.

Blackburn maintained their momentum after the interval, with Benni McCarthy testing Cech with the second half barely minutes old. Controlling a Bentley pass out of his feet and turning John Terry in one motion, McCarthy crashed a low effort that Cech diverted wide with his knees. Mark Hughes' side were back on level terms after a sustained spell of pressure, it was no more than they deserved. Jason Roberts was the man who got the final touch, but a fair helping of credit will go to Pederson whose driven free-kick opened this Semi-Final up.

Both sides showed signs of fatigue in extra time but it was left to the German midfielder Ballack to make the decisive strike in a stirring encounter and set up the first FA Cup Final at the new Wembley Stadium.

For comprehensive FA Cup information and updates, click here.

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English Premier League Review

English Premier League ReviewWe bring you all the latest news from yesterday's games in the English Premiership.

Everton 2 v 1 Charlton Athletic
Everton moved into fifth place in the Barclays Premiership - and within touching distance of Europe - thanks to James McFadden's first goal for the club since December. But it left relegation-haunted Charlton Athletic in despair, after the Londoners thought they had claimed a priceless point with a fine Darren Bent goal in the final minute of normal time. The strike had left manager Alan Pardew leaping around on the touchline, but he came crashing down to earth when McFadden lashed home deep into four minutes of injury time.

Wigan Athletic 3 v 3 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur came from behind three times to snatch a point as Wigan Athletic's defensive fragility continues to leave them firmly embroiled in a relegation battle. Emile Heskey, Leighton Baines and Kevin Kilbane all put Wigan in front at various stages of a pulsating game at the JJB Stadium. But first Dimitar Berbatov hauled Tottenham level before captain Robbie Keane scored a double, with his first from the penalty spot, to make it 38 goals for the duo this season.

For our extended English Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive official Barclays Premiership match reports, click here.

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution - NEW 'Easy' shot mechanic!

NK FOOTBALL © NewsNK FOOTBALL © has created an add-on for FIFA™ World Evolution. It's an easier shot mechanic for those who still find 'Learner' too challenging. There are some who prefer the original EA SPORTS™ shooting and this is the closest you'll get to it

Click here to download

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FIFA 07 News - Vote for your March Goal of the Month

FIFA 07 News - Vote for your March Goal of the MonthHave you got your vote in yet for our very popular Goal of the Month Competition for March? 8 goals have been selected for you to vote on for the March Goal of the Month competition. Thanks to all those of you who voted to select these 8 goals from all the month's entries.

The final 8 are as follows:

  1. Nice Move by doonex
  2. Tuama by evbaram2
  3. Overhead by larebz
  4. Richards by perplekks
  5. Nasri by RomeoCarlos07
  6. Robinho by wallabaia
  7. Robinho by Wepeeler
  8. Cantona by zuigkonthoer

To vote you need to have registered in our Forums and subscribed to the Goal of the Month usergroup (this is very very easy and quick to do). You can then use the Poll at the top of this thread to cast your vote.

Get your votes in now folks as you have 1 week to select your favourite goal and to see who will be crowned March Goal of the Month champion.

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

FA Cup News - Semi Final Review

FA Cup News - Semi Final ReviewFollowing today's semi final, we check out a brief summary of all the action below.

Watford 1 v 4 Manchester United
Que sera, sera, whatever will be will be...We’re going to Wembley.

It’s a song that hasn’t been heard for so long, but Manchester United were singing it at Villa Park as the race to reach this year’s FA Cup Final reached a climax. And wasn’t it good to hear? The fact that the 2007 Final will be back at its spiritual home for the first time in seven years added extra drama to a Semi-Final that was exciting in its own right.

Wayne Rooney lit up Villa Park with a wonderful opening goal and then set up United’s second for Cristiano Ronaldo, rapidly winning votes in the race for the title of ‘world’s best player’. Rooney also added United’s third in a 4-1 victory, side-footing home a cross from Alan Smith - another good news story after the former Leeds man’s long absence through injury. There was also a goal for another England international, Kieran Richardson, late on.

But true to the tradition of The FA Cup underdogs, Watford - who reached The Final in 1984 - didn’t allow their rivals to have it all their own way. In Hameur Bouazza they had one of the game’s most exciting players, as proved by his acrobatic goal in the first half and a non-stop energetic performance in the second. Watford’s ‘yellow army’ of fans also provided colour and atmosphere - matched it has to be said by United's thunderous chanting - and they were rewarded with a spirited display from their heroes.

If this Semi-Final is anything to go by, 'new' Wembley is in for a treat when United visit for its first Final on 19 May.

For comprehensive FA Cup information and updates, click here.

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English Premier League Review

English Premier League ReviewWe bring you all the latest news from today's games in the English Premiership.

Arsenal 2 v 1 Bolton Wanderers
Cesc Fabregas netted his first goal since the Champions League qualifiers back in August to get Arsenal back on track to finish in the top four of the Barclays Premiership. The teenage Spain midfielder struck just 44 seconds after the restart as the Gunners had to once again come from behind at the Emirates Stadium against Bolton Wanderers. Bolton had gone ahead through former Arsenal striker Nicolas Anelka, but Tomas Rosicky hit an equaliser before half-time and any hope of a comeback ended when Ivan Campo was sent off late on for two yellow cards.

Manchester City 0 v 0 Liverpool
Manchester City made it five games without defeat as Liverpool suffered a Champions League hangover. The visitors may be in the semi-finals of Europe’s top club competition for the second time in three years, but they were unable to break down City at the City of Manchester Stadium. DaMarcus Beasley came closest to breaking the deadlock with a late shot against the visitors’ crossbar.

Middlesbrough 1 v 3 Aston Villa
Aston Villa staged a superb comeback to end their fears of being dragged into the fight for Barclays Premiership survival with a precious win at Middlesbrough. The visitors recovered from a nightmare start in which goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen spilled Fabio Rochemback’s 13th-minute free-kick into his own net. However, Craig Gardner levelled on the stroke of half-time before substitute Luke Moore made it 2-1 on 70 minutes and Stiliyan Petrov clinched the win with the third 13 minutes from time.

Portsmouth 2 v 1 Newcastle United
Portsmouth maintained their drive for a UEFA Cup spot as Benjani Mwaruwari and Matt Taylor struck to sink Newcastle United at Fratton Park. Benjani opened the scoring in a lively Barclays Premiership encounter after just seven minutes before Taylor doubled the lead with a stunning long-range strike after the break. Emre pulled one back from the penalty spot as Newcastle pressed hard in the second half, with Obafemi Martins hitting the bar, but Pompey held on.

Reading 1 v 0 Fulham
Lawrie Sanchez's first match as Fulham boss ended in defeat as Stephen Hunt scored the winner for Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

Sheffield United 3 v 0 West Ham United
Sheffield United produced a rousing performance to haul themselves out of the relegation zone and pile the pressure on West Ham United. A breathtaking free-kick from Michael Tonge towards the end of the first half was followed by a second-half header from captain Phil Jagielka and a stunning individual effort from Jon Stead. The vital win at Bramall Lane ended the Blades’ barren run which had seen them take one point from their previous five games, as well as ending the Hammers’ three-match winning streak.

For our extended English Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive official Barclays Premiership match reports, click here.

© 2002-2007 Premier League

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NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution - Out Now!

NK FOOTBALL © NewsNK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution is out now!!

Head over to NK FOOTBALL © Downloads and grab your copy of the best gameplay update ever for FIFA 07™ and UEFA Champions League™ 06/07

Enjoy

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FIFA 07 News - Wepeeler's "Til I Collapse" Compilation

If you are a regular visitor to our Soccer Skills Academy you will know how respected Wepeeler is in the community. Check out his very latest awesome "Til I Collapse" FIFA 07 highlights compilation below and sit back and enjoy.

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Friday, April 13, 2007

FIFA 07 News - Vote for your March Goal of the Month

FIFA 07 News - Vote for your March Goal of the MonthFollowing the 6th month of our very popular Goal of the Month Competition, 8 goals have been selected for you to vote on for the March Goal of the Month competition. Thanks to all those of you who voted to select these 8 goals from all the month's entries.

The final 8 are as follows:

  1. Nice Move by doonex
  2. Tuama by evbaram2
  3. Overhead by larebz
  4. Richards by perplekks
  5. Nasri by RomeoCarlos07
  6. Robinho by wallabaia
  7. Robinho by Wepeeler
  8. Cantona by zuigkonthoer

To vote you need to have registered in our Forums and subscribed to the Goal of the Month usergroup (this is very very easy and quick to do). You can then use the Poll at the top of this thread to cast your vote.

Get your votes in now folks as you have 1 week to select your favourite goal and to see who will be crowned March Goal of the Month champion.

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NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution - EA vs NK!

NK FOOTBALL © NewsNK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution is out later today. Those who don’t enjoy the update can install the original EA SPORTS™ gameplay. But why would you want to do that? Well, check out the video below and see for yourselves as to why NK FOOTBALL © gameplay is unmatched.

The 1st half of the video is the original EA SPORTS™ gameplay, a full 4 minute 1st half between England and Brazil. Playing as England I have Brazil on the back-foot for pretty much the full half, creating chances and going 1 up real early in the match. The game didn’t feel fair, as though my defence wasn’t there from time to time giving the CPU an advantage they needed in order to make a shot on goal. Overall although fun in its way...not very challenging. I dominated possession and midfield play. It was difficult in its own way, but I didn’t feel it was for the right reasons. As though when required, the ball could be snatched from me, only for me to take it right back to the same place. A good example of this would be too watch out for where the CPU fouls me in the same place at the edge of the box, twice. There’s no real challenge, nor consistency from Brazil. I never felt like I had to try my best and this is BRAZIL we’re talking about!

The 2nd half of the video is NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution gameplay, the same 4 minute 1st half between England and Brazil. Spot the difference? I’m the one defending! Constantly under pressure against a superb Brazilian attack, the star players’ for their team truly shine and the goal scored is no doubt beautiful and like true Brazil style, they can convert from nothing! They dominated possession and midfield. In fact, if the full match had been played I can almost guarantee I would have had to change tactics and formations and make some real football changes to start having a chance and breaking through midfield. The only shot I had was crowded by a stubborn Brazil defence, there was no way I could have created a real scoring chance, not like Brazil. I was really trying! I managed to block a few of their attempts, but I was never really in this half. Good job it wasn’t Fight Night, I’d have been knocked out in the 1st round.

Watch the video below and see for yourself!


EAvsNK.wmv

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FIFA 07 News - Get all the latest EURO 2008 qualification kits

FIFA 07 News - Get all the latest EURO 2008 qualification kits Our partners over at FIFA 4 Fans.com are continuing to provide a series of kits for all the EURO 2008 qualification teams. As always their kits are fantastic and so far they have 2GK kits for:

  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • France
  • Italy New
  • Poland New
  • Portugal

You can download these excellent kits by clicking here.

There will also be lots more coming soon so ensure you visit regularly to keep all your international FIFA 07 kits up to date.

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Don’t miss out on this Monstrous Adventure, the new action-RPG experience for PSP!

Don’t miss out on this Monstrous Adventure, the new action-RPG experience for PSP!Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, the Nihon Falcom action-RPG for PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system localized and published by Mastiff, LLC, has been causing quite a stir among RPG fans since its release last month—so much stir that gamers in some areas are now unable to find copies at their local retail outlets. The very limited supply of Nihon Falcom’s first internally developed PSP® system title, touted by many journalists as the first “Zelda” game for Sony’s handheld, has vanished from store shelves in many parts of the country.

Click here for more.

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution - Preview

NK FOOTBALL © NewsTizmo, a member of the NK FOOTBALL © team has put together his preview and what to expect from FIFA™ World Evolution. No doubt, he knows his football and has recorded a full-match video of Barcelona V AC Milan. Note that footage and preview are from a 'final-beta' copy.

World Evolution, NK's latest update, is truly a spectacular one! The games will stay at 0-0 for a long time and when you get that goal, you will feel very good about yourself! A way of putting this is, "The games are realistic, action-packed and very emotional" (quote by Tizmo).

The ball physics have been improved once again. The bounce of the ball is very realistic and when passing, the ball rolls very gently and smoothly.

The defence for both the CPU and the human player have been improved. The defenders for both position themselves really well, and it is hard to get through the defence. Accurate passing is needed here. Every once in a while, a pass will go through the defence and the struggle to get the ball away is very intense!

The goalkeepers are tuned once again and this is one of the reasons why the games stay pretty even. When you are on a one-on-one, no longer is it easy to score a goal, because the keepers are very agile and quick in their movements! The keepers occasionally make tremendous saves and you start to wonder, "How on earth did he save that?!?"

Corner kicks are very nice now! They give you lots of chances, but like in real-life, the corner kicks are headed away most of the time. However, if the corner kick is accurate, and one of your players heads the ball into the goal, you will feel very rewarded!

Crossing has also been tuned. Crosses will be better and nicer with better players and the ball curves really nicely! The crosses also offer a lot of possibilities.

The shooting has been tuned a lot and now, the quality of the shot will depend on the preferred foot of the player. If you pass from the left and a right-footed player shoots with his left foot, the chance of the ball going into the net is minimal. If the ball comes at a bad angle and a player does not shoot with his preferred foot, the ball may go way over the net, which happens a lot in real life. However, if the player gets a good chance to shoot with his preferred foot, you may be looking at an amazing goal! Occasionally you will get some really nice screamers and after that, you will feel REALLY good about yourself! NK says: "And remember guys, you'll have the option to install either default, learner or skilful shooting mechanics".

Like the previous updates, the learning curve is still there. You will have to get used to playing this update, and if it is too challenging, you might have to go down one difficulty level!

A new feature that is added with World Evolution is a revamped emotion-scale. Now, the crowd will react to everything you do. When you score an important goal, the crowd will go crazy! They will boo when you get a card or miss a penalty. This makes the game even more emotional and according to NK, "No longer are the games dull and lifeless". NK says: "Indeed guys, I am really putting in the effort to give you the most emotional and entertaining FIFA™ match possible. This truly is a step forward".

Once again, NK delivers an update that drastically changes your FIFA 07™ and UEFA™ CL 06-07 experience. You will not want to miss this!

Watch the match below, just for a side note, Tizmo told me this game was played on Professional difficulty level.


Barca-ACMilan110407.wmv

Click here to view the Match Facts from this game!

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NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution - True Emotion!

NK FOOTBALL © NewsNK FOOTBALL © can confirm a new feature for WE (World Evolution).

True Emotion! This will change the way you play the game, the goals you want to score and truly the games you want to destroy the other team! True Emotion increases crowd reactions and passion for practically every aspect of the game. Red cards, off-sides, missed chances, home goals, away goals, penalty kicks, everything. No longer is the game dull and lifeless when you think there should be passion, now there is!

We've evolved, have you?

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FIFA 2000 News - Wanted: Patch Clássico 2000 (Brazilian Classic Patch)

FIFA 2000 News - Wanted: Patch Clássico 2000 (Brazilian Classic Patch) Following our last success, we have been contacted again by the same lad who still plays with FIFA 2000 and he loves South American Leagues and desperately wants to get his hands on the Patch Clássico for FIFA 2000 which used to be hosted by fifa2000hj's Home Page.

This file is no longer available and we wonder if anyone has a copy of this patch that we can make available to our FIFA 2000 fan? If you have any information, please either send me details of where we can download this patch from or send me the patch to my normal email address. Many thanks in advance to anybody that can assist.

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UEFA Champions League Review - Quarter Finals 2nd Leg

UEFA Champions League Review - Quarter Finals 2nd LegFollowing last night's matches at the Quarter Final stage, we check out a brief summary of all the action below.

Bayern Munich 0 v 2 AC Milan (Aggregate: 2 v 4)
Experience told as clinical AC Milan scored twice in the space of four first-half minutes to claim an impressive 4-2 aggregate victory over FC Bayern München, and a semi-final against Manchester United. Daniel Van Buyten's late equaliser at San Siro had swung the initiative in Bayern's direction and the Bundesliga outfit started at the Fußball Arena München where they had left off. However, with more than 600 UEFA Champions League appearances between them, Milan were unfazed, kept their shape and then pounced midway through the opening period. Clarence Seedorf broke the deadlock on 27 minutes and Filippo Inzaghi quickly added a second. Bayern may have made a habit of comebacks this campaign but tonight's was a deficit too far.

Liverpool 1 v 0 PSV (Aggregate: 4 v 0)
Liverpool booked a UEFA Champions League semi-final date with English rivals Chelsea for the second time in three years as Peter Crouch's solitary strike wrapped up a comfortable 4-0 aggregate win over PSV Eindhoven in the quarter-final at Anfield.

So that is the Semi Final matches finalised now as follows:

1st leg 24 April; 2nd leg 2 May
1 Man. United (ENG) v AC Milan (ITA)

1st leg 25 April; 2nd leg 1 May
2 Chelsea (ENG) v Liverpool (ENG)

Check out our extended UEFA Champions League coverage (including latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive UEFA Champions League match reports, click here.

© Copyright UEFA 1998-2007

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution: UEFA™ 06-07 footage

NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution is fully compatible with UEFA Champions League™ 06-07 and to show you guys just how well it’s playing, watch the video below for Manchester United V AS Roma footage! A full 8 minute match played on World Class. Don’t miss this.


worldevolution_manutdVRom7.wmv

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Sweetpatch TV - UEFA Champions League Prediction Programme 02

Following the success yesterday of our brand new source of entertainment from our team over at Sweetpatch TV, we bring you edition 2 of UEFA Champions League Prediction Programme.

Today we take a look at predicting tonight's Champions League results, between Liverpoool v PSV and Bayern Munich v AC Milan, using the UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 game, played on the PC in World Class mode using the computer v computer with 2 minute halves.

Check out the programme below and see if we get anywhere near the actual results. We hope you will also enjoy our brand new Sweetpatch TV experience at the same time.

Click here to post your predictions plus all feedback on our new TV programmes would be very welcome.

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UEFA Champions League Review - Quarter Finals 2nd Leg

UEFA Champions League Review - Quarter Finals 2nd LegFollowing last night's matches at the Quarter Final stage, we check out a brief summary of all the action below.

Valencia 1 v 2 Chelsea (Aggregate: 2 v 3)
A 90th-minute strike from Michael Essien helped Chelsea come from behind to win 2-1 at Valencia CF and reach the UEFA Champions League semi-finals for the third time in four seasons. Following last week's 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, the English side had looked to be on their way out of the competition when Fernando Morientes put Valencia in front in the 32nd minute. However, Andriy Shevchenko levelled from close range seven minutes after the break, and Chelsea were rewarded for their tireless second-half endeavour in the final seconds as Essien – who will miss the first leg of the semi-final through suspension – beat Santiago Cañizares with an angled low shot to set up a meeting with PSV Eindhoven or Liverpool.

Manchester United 7 v 1 Roma (Aggregate: 8 v 3)
Manchester United advanced to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals in thrilling fashion as they swept AS Roma aside 7-1 at Old Trafford. A goal behind from the first leg, Sir Alex Ferguson's men blew their opponents away with four first-half strikes from Michael Carrick, Alan Smith, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo. Further efforts after the break from Ronaldo, Carrick and Patrice Evra completed a remarkable 8-3 aggregate success for a United team who will fear neither prospective semi-final opponent, AC Milan or Bayern München, after this display.

Check out our extended UEFA Champions League coverage (including latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive UEFA Champions League match reports, click here.

© Copyright UEFA 1998-2007

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution - Full 8 minute match video

NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution is the most advanced gameplay update to date. Out 13th April, this Friday!

Check out the full 8 minute match below between Real Madrid and Barcelona on world class using the new default shot mechanic. The first half gets interesting, but the second half is full of entertainment as will YOUR games be when you download World Evolution on Friday! Don’t miss this Sweetpatch exclusive. More media soon.


WorldEvo_RmadridVSBarceloa.wmv

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Sweetpatch TV - UEFA Champions League Prediction Programme

Today we are excited to bring you our brand new source of entertainment from our team over at Sweetpatch TV. Sweetpatch TV will be our brand new online experience, replacing our current website, when it is released in the coming months.

Today we take a look at predicting tonight's Champions League results using the UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 game, played on the PC in World Class mode using the computer v computer with 2 minute halves.

Check out the programme below and see if we get anywhere near the actual results. We hope you also enjoy our brand new Sweetpatch TV experience at the same time.


UEFA Champions League Prediction Programme

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English Premier League Review

English Premier League ReviewWe bring you all the latest news from yesterday's games in the English Premiership.

Aston Villa 1 v 1 Wigan Athletic
Ten-man Wigan Athletic survived a second-half battering to claim a precious point in their battle to stay in the Barclays Premiership in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa. Emile Heskey had given the Latics an early lead before Antonio Valencia was sent off in the 34th minute for a two-footed lunge on Wilfred Bouma. But for all their dominance all Villa could manage in reply was a third goal in as many games from Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Bolton Wanderers 1 v 1 Everton
In a bruising battle between fifth and sixth in the Barclays Premiership, Kevin Davies deservedly struck the opener for Bolton Wanderers who dominated the opening half hour at the Reebok Stadium. But their lead was shortlived as Everton hit back in the 33rd minute, with 18-year-old James Vaughan grabbing the equaliser for his second goal in four days.

Charlton Athletic 0 v 0 Reading
Charlton Athletic picked up another point in their battle for Barclays Premiership survival following a goalless draw against Reading at The Valley - but will know it should have been more.

Fulham 1 v 3 Manchester City
Fulham were jeered off at Craven Cottage as another stunning defeat pushed them to the edge of the relegation pack as Manchester City virtually ensured their own Barclays Premiership survival with a smash-and-grab third consecutive away win. City boss Stuart Pearce saw his side resist hectic Fulham pressure with cool aplomb and then strike through Joey Barton, DaMarcus Beasley - in the first half - and Darius Vassell to add to their triumphs at Middlesbrough and Newcastle United. Carlos Bocanegra grabbed a late consolation for the home side, but by that time they were well beaten.

Newcastle United 0 v 0 Arsenal
Arsenal slipped further off the pace in the Barclays Premiership despite ending a run of three successive league defeats against Newcastle United.

Watford 4 v 2 Portsmouth
A Hameur Bouazza brace earned Watford what could be a crucial lifeline in the battle against relegation with a thrilling 4-2 win over Portsmouth. After losing 4-1 to Middlesbrough on Saturday this was the perfect antidote, while for Pompey it means they have beaten the Barclays Premiership's top side and lost to the bottom side within two days. Portsmouth had taken the lead through a trademark Matthew Taylor strike, and goalkeeper David James was looking forward to a record-breaking 142nd clean sheet. But Bouazza's penalty levelled the scores before Gavin Mahon's thunderbolt, a well-worked goal for Tamas Priskin and Bouazza's second earnt them all three points - although substitute Arnold Mvuemba pulled a goal back for Harry Redknapp's men late on.

For our extended English Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive official Barclays Premiership match reports, click here.

© 2002-2007 Premier League

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Monday, April 9, 2007

FIFA News - Guide to making a video for YouTube

FIFA News - Guide to making a video for YouTubeIf you play FIFA games and want to record goals, skills, etc... from your gameplay and add them to YouTube then this is the tutorial to check out.

Our good friend and regular Goal of the Month contributor Wepeeler has provided this great one stop shop for all your video making requirements.

Check it out by clicking here and then upload your video at our home of the Sweetpatch Soccer Skills Academy on YouTube.

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Sunday, April 8, 2007

NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution - Shot mechanics

NK FOOTBALL © NewsNK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution will come with the option of three shot mechanics to install. Each one is realistic and user friendly

Default: Default shooting is installed by default with World Evolution. But you have the option to install the default shooting in case you want to revert back to it. It's challenging and offers a level of difficulty that most will find their playing level.

Learner: For those who want to enjoy the new ball physics and cpu difficulty, but find shooting too challenging to hit the target. For the more casual gamer. It's easier to keep the shot down and aim while not fully composed.

Skilful: Skilful shooting requires better composure and timing than Default shooting. You must really aim your shot to get it on target and because the shot isn't as accurate if it is going for goal, the keeper will save the shot easier with less trouble. Scoring using the Skilful shot mechanic is much harder

For a better idea, watch the new video below and see for yourself!


WorldEvolution_shotmechans.wmv

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English Premier League Review

English Premier League ReviewWe bring you all the latest news from yesterday's games in the English Premiership.

Arsenal 0 v 1 West Ham United
Arsenal lost their first match at the Emirates Stadium as relegation battlers West Ham United recorded a shock 1-0 win. The Hammers, inspired by goalkeeper Robert Green, weathered the Arsenal storm and got themselves in front in first-half stoppage time through Bobby Zamora.

Blackburn Rovers 1 v 2 Aston Villa
Rising young star Gabriel Agbonlahor surely secured Aston Villa's safety with a glorious winner against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. The England Under-21 international latched on to a superb through ball from Patrik Berger and rounded goalkeeper Brad Friedel to score in the 73rd minute. Berger marked his return to the team by getting the equaliser after Benni McCarthy had opened the scoring from the penalty spot.

Chelsea 1 v 0 Tottenham Hotspur
Ricardo Carvalho's second-half strike earned Chelsea a vital victory over Tottenham Hotspur and cut Manchester United's lead at the top of the Barclays Premiership to three points.

Middlesbrough 4 v 1 Watford
Middlesbrough all but ended their fears of being dragged into the Barclays Premiership battle against the drop but left Watford on the brink of relegation after a 4-1 win at the Riverside Stadium. Mark Viduka’s fifth-minute opener, his 13th goal of the season, got the Teessiders off to the perfect start, but it took another expert finish from the Australian 15 minutes from time to seal a first victory in four games for Gareth Southgate’s men. In the meantime, Damien Francis’ 22nd-minute volley dragged the Hornets back into the game, but after George Boateng’s shot hit team-mate Chris Riggott and looped into the net, there was only likely to be one winner.

Portsmouth 2 v 1 Manchester United
Rio Ferdinand's late own-goal completed a miserable day for Manchester United as Portsmouth's shock win condemned them to a fourth Barclays Premiership defeat of the season and allowed Chelsea to cut their lead at the top to three points. The thrilling clash was decided as Pompey saw Matt Taylor’s overhit pass to Lomana LuaLua in the 88th minute turned past the Dutch goalkeeper by Ferdinand’s intervention. The home side were already leading 1-0 at that stage through Taylor’s 30th-minute strike after Edwin van der Sar was unable to hold Benjani Mwaruwari's long-range effort. John O’Shea’s late tap-in after Pompey keeper David James spilled a soft Ole Gunner Solskjaer shot gave United hope. But the giant James regained hero status - after his mistake cost him a record 142nd Premier League clean sheet - by saving substitute Alan Smith’s shot right at the death.

Reading 1 v 2 Liverpool
Liverpool moved a step closer to automatic Champions League qualification after Dirk Kuyt came off the bench to head home the winner against Reading five minutes from time. The Holland international popped up at the far post to head home Jermaine Pennant’s lofted cross just when it appeared Reading had done enough to secure the draw. Brynjar Gunnarson’s low drive just after the restart had drawn Reading level after Alvaro Arbeloa had given Liverpool the lead with his first goal in English football.

Sheffield United 1 v 2 Newcastle United
Sheffield United's relegation worries increased after a 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United at Bramall Lane. Obafemi Martins put the visitors ahead in the 17th minute when he volleyed home from the edge of the area after James Milner’s knockdown. Blades substitute Christian Nade fired home on the angle from 10 yards in the 74th minute but, six minutes later, Steven Taylor out-jumped Leigh Bromby to head past Paddy Kenny.

Wigan Athletic 1 v 3 Bolton Wanderers
Andranik Teymourian scored two second-half goals to keep Bolton Wanderers on course for Europe and pile the relegation pressure on Wigan Athletic. Emile Heskey's 100th league goal of his career was in vain as Sam Allardyce's side produced a stirring comeback at the JJB Stadium. Nicolas Anelka initially hauled Bolton level four minutes before the interval before Iran midfielder Teymourian grabbed the first Barclays Premiership goals of his career in the space of five minutes.

For our extended English Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive official Barclays Premiership match reports, click here.

© 2002-2007 Premier League

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NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution - New Trailer and release date announced.

NK FOOTBALL © NewsNK FOOTBALL © is developing a new gameplay update for FIFA 07™ & UEFA Champions League™ 06-07. Since I am NK, the main gameplay editor I will tell you what's happening and where NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution will be launched on the 13th April next week. But not to worry, this isn’t a horrid Friday the 13th update that allows you to hack down your opposition with chainsaws wearing hockey masks. FIFA™ World Evolution requires better timing, concentration and skill to out-play the CPU. Realistically of course.

Check out the new trailer below, more media to come soon.



NK_FOOTBALL_World_Evo.wmv

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Saturday, April 7, 2007

CEP 4.0 incoming

CEP Career Expansion PatchThe work on gathering all the contributions received is at a good point. Many users mailed me the impossibility to download the CEP 3.0 that reached and impressive number of downloads (more than 50.000!): actually the file is no more available on file front and I don't know exactly why: probably some websites that are part of the CEP community have some mirrors so be sure to check them if you want that version of Career Expansion Patch. Anyway as I'm almost ready to release the new 4.0 version for complete I will not reupload the past version, so please just be patient for a couple of weeks more. Actually I have some major problems contacting Esterry who has the great part of all the new additions to the CEP, this is why we are actually at a dead point in the progress update. As my work doesnt allow me more to check and answer on the forums I've decided to delete them: I can receive your suggestions, comments and contributions my mail at fifaock@yahoo.it so be sure to write me if you have questions and proposals to do.

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English Premier League Review

English Premier League ReviewWe bring you all the latest news from yesterday's games in the English Premiership.

Everton 4 v 1 Fulham
Everton produced a stunning display of attacking football to bring their European dream a step closer by routing Fulham at Goodison Park. And it was boss David Moyes’ bright young strikers who stole the show. James Vaughan and substitute Victor Anichebe - both 18 - each scored in the rout and Vaughan won a standing ovation for his all-action display. Lee Carsley and Alan Stubbs scored their first goals of the season before the youngsters got in on the act. It had all started so well for the west Londoners, Carlos Bocanegra putting them ahead early on before they were overpowered by Everton’s onslaught.

Manchester City 0 v 0 Charlton Athletic
Charlton Athletic clambered out of the Barclays Premiership relegation zone for the first time since September after an action-packed draw at Manchester City. Down and virtually out when Alan Pardew became the Addicks’ third manager of the season 13 games ago, Charlton have transformed themselves into a dogged, fighting force. And the seven-point chasm to safety Pardew had to bridge has now been closed completely by a five-match unbeaten run, with the Londoners now above Sheffield United on goals scored.

For our extended English Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive official Barclays Premiership match reports, click here.

© 2002-2007 Premier League

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Friday, April 6, 2007

FIFA News - Lounge Mode Survey

FIFA News - Lounge Mode SurveyDo you use Lounge Mode? Here's your chance to have your say about it.

EA Sports are interested to hear what you like about it and how you use it so they can improve it for their future football titles.

Click here to take part in this quick survey about Lounge Mode.

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UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Join in the Forum Fun

UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Join in the Forum FunOver at the official EA Forums for UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 you can keep up with all the latest gossip and news during the Easter Holidays with fellow gamers from all around the world.

See what they are saying about PC Graphics, Ultimate Challenge Mode, Next Gen, Current Gen and lots more great topics.

Join in the fun by clicking here.

Did I hear you whisper you haven't got the game yet? Then get on over to our UK Shop by clicking here or our US Shop by clicking here and order yourself a copy for playing during your holiday time.

Please note: If you live in the US and require the PC version then order this from our UK Shop by clicking here and dispatch it to my address (contact me by email if you require this service) and I will then post it on to you for a small fee.

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FIFA 07 News - Get all the latest EURO 2008 qualification kits

FIFA 07 News - Get all the latest EURO 2008 qualification kits Our partners over at FIFA 4 Fans.com are currently providing a series of kits for all the EURO 2008 qualification teams. As always their kits are fantastic and so far they have 2GK kits for:

  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • France
  • Portugal

You can download these excellent kits by clicking here.

There will also be lots more coming soon so ensure you visit regularly to keep all your international FIFA 07 kits up to date.

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Gaming News - Are you going to i30 this weekend in the UK?

Gaming News - Are you going to i30 this weekend in the UK?The i-series is one of the longest running, and certainly the largest, series of LAN gaming events in the UK. Multiplay run three massive LAN parties a year all of which are frequently attended by over 1,000 gamers. These events offer all the excitement of regular online gaming with the added bonus of a blisteringly fast network setup, the option to shout at opponents in person, plenty of organised tournaments (some of which have prizes) and even a raffle.

i30 is the longest event of the year, taking place over the whole of Easter Weekend and will be attended by a record number of gamers with their PCs - 1,500!

With over 1,500 other gamers on a fast network there are of course plenty of games being played practically 24/7 throughout the event. The Battlefield series from Battlefield 1942 right up to Battlefield 2142 always being popular. The fast-paced RTS action of Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is also bound to make a splash.

You’re even connected to the outside world for playing your MMO, emailing, IMing and more thanks to a 100Mbit internet connection and when you get peckish there are a variety of food vendors just outside the event, not to mention pizza delivery straight to your computer desk. What more could a gamer want?

Are you going? Check it out by clicking here.

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Thursday, April 5, 2007

FIFA 07 News - Select your 10 favourite goals for the March GotM Competition

FIFA 07 News - Select your 10 favourite goals for the March GotM CompetitionWe are now ready for you to help us out by selecting your 10 favourite goals for March from all the entries in our Goal of the Month Competition.

This can be done using this easy to use form created by GotM administrator Nutunited. It has a list of all the goals, including preview boxes for all of them, and check boxes for you to tick your 10 favourites! We have tried to make it as easy as possible, and your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Once the top 10 goals have been selected we will set up a poll for everyone to vote on their Goal of the Month for March and see who becomes last month's winner.

Please select your top 10 goals for March by clicking here.

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FIFA 2000 News - Wanted: Argentinean Super League

FIFA 2000 News - Wanted: Argentinean Super LeagueWe have been contacted by a lad who still plays with FIFA 2000 and he loves South American Leagues and desperately wants to get his hands on the Argentinean Super League for FIFA 2000 (SLAVF) patch by Anibal Buonarcorso, which used to be hosted by FIFA 2K Argentina.

This site has now gone and we wonder if anyone has a copy of this patch that we can make available to our FIFA 2000 fan? If you have any information, please either send me details of where we can download this patch from or send me the patch to my normal email address. Many thanks in advance to anybody that can assist.

Please note: our great friends over at FIFA Korea still had this on their server and it can be downloaded by clicking here. Thanks guys for making a FIFA 2000 fan very happy.

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UEFA Champions League Review - Quarter Finals 1st Leg

UEFA Champions League Review - Quarter Finals 1st LegFollowing last night's matches at the Quarter Final stage, we check out a brief summary of all the action below.

Chelsea 1 v 1 Valencia
A stunning strike from David Silva ensured that Valencia CF ended the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final with Chelsea FC the happier of two closely-matched teams despite Didier Drogba's equaliser early in the second period. The 2000 and 2001 finalists took the lead on the half-hour in west London, Silva producing an unstoppable strike out of nowhere from what looked an unpromising position on the Valencia left. Although Chelsea levelled through Drogba's sixth goal in the competition this season - and his 30th of the campaign - it is the away goal that will give the Spanish side fortitude as they await Tuesday evening's second leg at the Mestalla.

Roma 2 v 1 Manchester United
AS Roma will take a slender lead to Old Trafford next Tuesday after defeating ten-man Manchester United FC 2-1 in a pulsating UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Stadio Olimpico. After a tense opening half-hour the tie came to life when Paul Scholes was dismissed for two bookings, prompting Roma to adopt a more offensive approach. Taddei broke the deadlock a minute before the interval, only for Wayne Rooney to score a potentially crucial away goal on the hour. However, Mirko Vučinić's strike, just four minutes after coming off the bench, gave Roma the edge.

Check out our extended UEFA Champions League coverage (including latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive UEFA Champions League match reports, click here.

© Copyright UEFA 1998-2007

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution - Video later today.

NK FOOTBALL © News

Be sure to come back later on to check out a full 4-minute match of NK FOOTBALL © FIFA™ World Evolution running on FIFA 07™. The game will be played on world class and I guarantee you entertainment!

Thanks for your time guys,

NK

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Goal of the Month for April 2007 - Enter your goals now!

Goal of the Month for April 2007 - Enter your goals now!To enter the Sweetpatch Goal of the Month competition for April, all you have to do is upload your favourite FIFA 07/UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 goals at the Sweetpatch Soccer Skills Academy on Youtube and when you name the video just add the words "Goal of the Month for Monthname 07 - " to the start of the name. Then we can all easily identify the goals for the current month's competition and most importantly, we can all vote on our favourite goals.

If you need any help in making a video for YouTube, Wepeeler's made a great tutorial by clicking here! Also check out Perplekks's great Windows Movie Maker guide by clicking here!

Check out below an early entrant from our regular visitor and friend Steve Pitts:

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UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Join in the Online Card Trading Auction

UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Card Trading Issue ExplainedIn the official EA Forums for UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 you can now buy and sell your players to fellow gamers from all around the world.

Here's one gamers comments in the forum:

"I sold my Ronaldinho for 5000. Put him on sale went in to trade status to take some boots off and he was gone. In 10 seconds he'd gone. Sold Henry for 4500 today. I will gladly pay 5000 CR for Gerrard if anybody has him. Liverpool fan and he's got a great shot on this".

Join in the trading fun by clicking here.

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NK FOOTBALL © - The next update, teaser

NK FOOTBALL © NewsNK FOOTBALL © is developing a new gameplay update for FIFA 07™ & UEFA Champions League™ 06-07 (TBC). Since I am NK, the main gameplay editor I will tell you what's happening and where NK FOOTBALL © plan on taking the update.

First off, the shot mechanic is undergoing some work so that shooting will be more realistic. You'll be able to hit a good low drive and still have to be careful not to put too much power on the shot, or it'll fly over the goal. The CPU will be more realistic in terms of breaking them down and the types of goals you can score. For example, breaking the defence will be a harder challenge than in X-R, but when you do it will look more natural and feel more rewarding doing so. The top players' will also have a higher probability of converting the chance into a goal. So finishing will be more realistic also. Just so you guys know, keeping a shot low and powerful is the best way of beating the keeper, so quite obviously hitting this type of shot in the game, is very challenging to do

Goalkeepers are going to be harder to beat and more realistic in terms of reaction times and aggression. So you won't be seeing any super-human dives, but they can certainly protect between the posts and do their job.

Ball physics will be slower, giving the game a more strategic and tactical feel. Slower passes result in more challenge in building up the play for both sides. So winning the midfield battle is very much the key to creating chances, scoring goals and ultimately winning the match.

That’s all for now, check out the video below for a quick tease. More media to come soon.

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UEFA Champions League Review - Quarter Finals 1st Leg

UEFA Champions League Review - Quarter Finals 1st LegFollowing last night's matches at the Quarter Final stage, we check out a brief summary of all the action below.

AC Milan 2 v 2 Bayern Munich
A last-gasp equaliser from Daniel Van Buyten earned FC Bayern München a 2-2 draw at AC Milan and gave the German side the edge in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final. The Belgian international defender turned in from close range with 12 minutes remaining to cancel out Andrea Pirlo's first-half opener, but Milan regained the lead within six minutes as Kaká was adjudged to have been fouled by Lucio and picked himself up to calmly stroke in his seventh UEFA Champions League goal of the season from the spot. Just when it seemed Milan would take the narrowest of advantages into the second leg in Munich next Wednesday, however, Van Buyten capitalised on uncertainty in the home defence to clinch a potentially vital draw with the last kick of the match.

PSV 0 v 3 Liverpool
Liverpool FC are on course to reach the last four of the UEFA Champions League for the second time in three years after a commanding victory against PSV Eindhoven in the first leg of their quarter-final at the PSV Stadium. The 2005 UEFA Champions League winners needed little more than an hour to put the tie seemingly beyond doubt as Steven Gerrard's 27th-minute header was followed up by goals early in the second half from John Arne Riise and Peter Crouch.

Check out our extended UEFA Champions League coverage (including latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive UEFA Champions League match reports, click here.

© Copyright UEFA 1998-2007

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Win 1 of 5 copies of game for Xbox 360

UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Win 1 of 5 copies of game for Xbox 360As our competition closes another has just a few days to run. To celebrate the launch of the UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 game our friends over at Breamster have 5 copies of the game for the Xbox 360 to give away.

To win 1 of these all you have to do is answer the question: "Where is this seasons UEFA Champions League final taking place?"

The competition will finish this Wednesday 04/04/2007 and the five lucky winners will be randomly picked and announced from the correct entries.

Click here to get your entry in and good luck.

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UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Competition Winners Announced

UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 News - Competition Winners AnnouncedTo celebrate the launch of the UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 game we had 5 copies of the game for the PS2 to give away in our latest competition.

From the hundreds of entries we received the following have been selected as our 5 lucky winners:

  1. Mark Barraclough
  2. Ryan Brown
  3. Corey Cleave
  4. James Gallagher
  5. Nidge Morrison

Thank you to everyone who entered this competition and provided us such brilliant feedback and congratulations to all the winners and we hope they enjoy playing the game for hours on end.

More great competitions coming soon!

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EA SPORTS Expanding Researching Community

EA SPORTS Expanding Researching CommunityAs reported previously, EA SPORTS are expanding their football data and reference research community and need people who have the expertise and dedication to edit and collect data/reference material related to their favourite club.

Do you feel you know more about your team than your club's manager? Could you tell your mates how many games your centre back played last season and which foot he prefers to hit the ball with? Are you constantly keeping track of the transfers and youth prospects at your club? If you fit this description then please keep reading.

Not only do you have to have a football brain, but you must also have data editing skills. Experience with editing data for football video games will go a long way to ensuring you understand the data they need collected.

Now, if you're still reading and are interested in this project, please take the time to fill out the online registration form at www.eafootballtalentscout.com

EA SPORTS will be reading all submissions and getting in contact with the people they feel best suit the projects on offer.

Please note: you must be 18 years or older to be eligible to participate.

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English Premier League Review

English Premier League ReviewWe bring you the latest news from last night's game in the English Premiership.

Aston Villa 1 v 1 Everton
Gabriel Agbonlahor rescued a precious point for Aston Villa and dealt a blow to Everton's European hopes with a late equaliser against David Moyes' side. The England Under-21 international scored from close range in the 83rd minute to cancel out Joleon Lescott’s first goal for the Toffees after 15 minutes.

For our extended English Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive official Barclays Premiership match reports, click here.

© 2002-2007 Premier League

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Don’t miss out on this Monstrous Adventure, the new action-RPG experience for PSP!

Don’t miss out on this Monstrous Adventure, the new action-RPG experience for PSP!Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, the Nihon Falcom action-RPG for PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system localized and published by Mastiff, LLC, has been causing quite a stir among RPG fans since its release last month—so much stir that gamers in some areas are now unable to find copies at their local retail outlets.

The very limited supply of Nihon Falcom’s first internally developed PSP® system title, touted by many journalists as the first “Zelda” game for Sony’s handheld, has vanished from store shelves in many parts of the country.

Click here for more.

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Monday, April 2, 2007

English Premier League Review

English Premier League ReviewWe bring you all the latest news from this weekend's games in the English Premiership.

Saturday 31st March 2007

Bolton Wanderers 1 v 0 Sheffield United
Kevin Davies nudged Bolton Wanderers closer to a UEFA Cup spot - and the club he supported as a boy closer to relegation.

Charlton Athletic 1 v 0 Wigan Athletic
England squad striker Darren Bent rifled home an 86th-minute penalty to clinch three priceless points for Charlton Athletic at The Valley.

Fulham 1 v 1 Portsmouth
Injured Ian Pearce claimed a dramatic late Fulham equaliser after Niko Kranjcar's first goal in English football had raised Portsmouth's hopes of their first away win since their trip to West Ham United on Boxing Day.

Liverpool 4 v 1 Arsenal
Liverpool striker Peter Crouch scored a superb hat-trick to help the Anfield outfit climb back above Arsenal and into third place in the Barclays Premiership with a comprehensive victory.

Manchester United 4 v 1 Blackburn Rovers
Manchester United staged a thrilling second-half fightback to beat Blackburn Rovers and move another step closer to completing their Barclays Premiership title quest.

Newcastle United 0 v 1 Manchester City
Newcastle United's slim hopes of European qualification were all-but ended as Manchester City snatched an invaluable victory at St James' Park.
Emile Mpenza struck 10 minutes from time to claim a second win in as many games and further ease the pressure on manager Stuart Pearce.

Watford 0 v 1 Chelsea
Substitute Salomon Kalou scored in injury time to keep Chelsea's Barclays Premiership hopes alive as they moved back to within six points of leaders Manchester United.

West Ham United 2 v 0 Middlesbrough
Carlos Tevez scored one and made another as West Ham United cruised past Middlesbrough to keep alive their hopes of Barclays Premiership survival. The mathematics may be against them beating the drop but Tevez is at least trying his level best to give the Hammers a chance, this win only the second time they have recorded back-to-back victories this season.

Sunday 1st April 2007

Tottenham Hotspur 1 v 0 Reading
Robbie Keane's first-half penalty earned Tottenham Hotspur a hard-fought victory over Reading and moved them up to sixth place in the Barclays Premiership.

For our extended English Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, top goalscorers and previous weeks match reports) click here.

For comprehensive official Barclays Premiership match reports, click here.

© 2002-2007 Premier League

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Sunday, April 1, 2007

Real Soccer Skills - Freestyle & Battle

Check these awesome soccer skills out as world top freestylers Soufiane Touzani & Kenan Rathinho entertain us with their Freestyle and 2 v 2 skills.

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