September 2005


Friday, September 30, 2005

2nd 2GK Kit Texture for FIFA 06

2GK Kit Texture for FIFA 06Sweetpatch Development Posse member, Hayan, has released his 2nd 2GK Kit Texture for FIFA 06 today. It will help you when making kits for FIFA 06, (click on image on right for full size screenshot).

Download this 2nd Kit Texture direct from our Download Boutique and start creating your FIFA 06 kits and send them here so we can make them available to the world.

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Buy FIFA 06 Here and Save

Buy FIFA 06 Here and SaveFIFA 06 has been launched today and did I hear you say you have not got your copy yet? If not then check out our FIFA 06 Shop today for some great savings!

We have listened to your views in our Poll and you can now pay in many different ways to suit your preference, including by credit cards, PayPal and even by cheque.

In the future we will introduce lots of other games for your enjoyment and also we have lined up some great 'added value' for when you buys games direct from us.

Go on, give us a try today in our new FIFA 06 Shop and get your copy of FIFA 06 today.

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FIFA 06 News - Troubleshooting Uncontrolled Menu Selections

FIFA 06 News - Troubleshooting Uncontrolled Menu SelectionsAs FIFA 06 is now with us, if any FIFA 06 Gamers using USB devices are experiencing uncontrolled menu selections, you may find this very useful advice from EA Sports:

Please ensure that all USB devices (including those not required to play FIFA 06) plugged into the computer have been correctly installed using the drivers provided by the manufacturer.

If proper drivers are not provided by the manufacturer, you may choose to disable any of these devices using the Device Manager in your Windows operating system. To open Device Manager, click Start, select Settings, and then click Control Panel. Double-click on the System icon. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager. For information about using Device Manager, on the Action menu in Device Manager, click Help.

If this still does not work, you can find a work around for this by clicking here.

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Thursday, September 29, 2005

2GK Kit Texture for FIFA 06

2GK Kit Texture for FIFA 06As FIFA 06 starts to arrive around the world, today we have Sweetpatch Development Posse member, Hayan's, 2GK Kit Texture for FIFA 06. It will help you when making kits for FIFA 06, (click on image on right for full size screenshot).

Download this Kit Texture direct from our Download Boutique and start creating your FIFA 06 kits and send them here so we can make them available to the world.

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UEFA Champions League Review

Following Matchday 2 yesterday we check out a brief summary of all the action below: UEFA Champions League Review
Group E
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Schalke 2
AC Milan 2

Strikes from Søren Larsen and Hamit Altintop enabled FC Schalke 04 to come from behind twice and cancel out AC Milan goals from Clarence Seedorf and Andriy Shevchenko in a pulsating 2-2 draw in UEFA Champions League Group E.

Fenerbahçe 3
PSV 0
Brazilian midfielder Alex was on target twice as Fenerbahçe SK opened their UEFA Champions League Group E account with an impressive victory over ten-man PSV Eindhoven at the Sükrü Saraçoglu stadium.
Group F
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Rosenborg 0
Lyon 1
Olympique Lyonnais went top of UEFA Champions League Group F after extending Rosenborg BK's winless home run in the competition to seven games. The French champions were indebted to a header from Cris just before half-time to continue their 100 per cent record in the section.
Real Madrid 2
Olympiacos 1
A late header from substitute Roberto Soldado earned Real Madrid CF a valuable, but narrow, UEFA Champions League victory against a valiant Olympiacos CFP in the Spanish capital. The Greek visitors appeared to have earned a point as Pantelis Kafes scored three minutes into the second period, the Olympiacos midfielder cancelling out Raúl González's ninth-minute effort. The Madrid forward's header made him the first player to register 50 goals in the European Champion Clubs' Cup - yet only looked good enough for a point until Soldado struck.
Group G
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Liverpool 0
Chelsea 0
Liverpool and Chelsea fought out a scoreless draw in Group G as last season's winners and losing semi-finalists shared the spoils at Anfield. The London club had arrived on Merseyside intent on avenging their semi-final defeat last May but in the end Jose Mourinho's side were happy to leave with a point in a match that Liverpool dominated without creating too many clear-cut chances.

Anderlecht 0
Real Betis 1

A 69th-minute Ricardo Oliveira goal settled an open and entertaining Group G game as Real Betis Balompié beat RSC Anderlecht 1-0 at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium. The Seville club's first-ever UEFA Champions League win condemned Anderlecht to their ninth straight group stage defeat.
Group H
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Internazionale 1
Rangers 0
FC Internazionale Milano could afford to miss a penalty and still defeat Rangers FC at an empty San Siro as David Pizarro fired the Italian side to maximum points and sole tenancy of pole position in Group H.
Porto 2
Artmedia 3
Another night of high European adventure for FC Artmedia Bratislava as they staged an incredible comeback from two goals down against FC Porto at the Estádio do Dragão to win 3-2 and secure their first points of the group stage.

Check out our extended UEFA Champions League coverage (including league tables, latest results and next matches, and top goalscorers) click here.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

FIFA 06 News - Behind the Scenes at the TV Advert

FIFA 06 News - Behind the Scenes at the TV Advert The TV advertising for FIFA 06 features the world's biggest Winner Stays On tournament with Manchester United taking out the mighty Brazil in the first round, only to be taking on FC Barcelona straight afterwards - a quick kit change for Ronaldinho.

The advert was filmed back in August at the Estadi Olympic stadium in Barcelona, using over 350 extras and 4 top flight football stars - Ronaldinho and Wayne Rooney plus cameo appearances from Patrice Evra and Lucas Podolski.

Shooting of the ad covered every inch of the stadium from 9am to 11pm over 2 days. For what must be a first for a football focused ad, as much time was spent behind the scenes at the stadium, with tunnels and shower rooms packed with players and extras as there was on the pitch itself.

At times the shoot looked more like a 5-a-side tournament as - between takes - stars, extras and crew took time out to kick a footy around.

EA took the time to grab a quick question or two with Wayne Rooney during the shoot and you can read Wayne's answers and see all the screen shots and by clicking here.

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UEFA Champions League Review

Following Matchday 2 yesterday we check out a brief summary of all the action below: UEFA Champions League Review
Group A
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Bayern Munich 1
Club Brugge  0

FC Bayern München secured a second straight 1-0 win in Group A, but profligate finishing and a lack of attacking ambition kept the German title-holders sweating until the end in the first UEFA Champions League game at the München Arena. Argentinian anchorman Martin Demichelis scored the only goal, prodding high into the net on 32 minutes, but the scoreline fails accurately to convey the measure of dominance Bayern enjoyed. However, Roy Makaay, Michael Ballack and José Paolo Guerrero all failed to convert good chances to double the lead.

Juventus 3
Rapid Vienna 0
Juventus FC continued their perfect start to the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League as they gained a comfortable win against SK Rapid Wien. David Trezeguet's first-half goal was added to in the final ten minutes by Adrian Mutu and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Fabio Capello's side already look on course for progress from Group A ahead of their twin fixtures with FC Bayern München, while the Austrian champions are still searching for a first point.
Group B
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Ajax 1
Arsenal 2
Goals from Fredrik Ljungberg and Robert Pirès earned Arsenal FC an impressive 2-1 win at AFC Ajax, a result that put the visitors firmly in control of UEFA Champions League Group B. Ljungberg put the English side in front as early as the second minute, and when Pirès doubled the lead from the penalty spot midway through the second half the three points looked assured. Markus Rosenberg pulled a goal back almost immediately, but Arsène Wenger's team survived the final 19 minutes for a win that gives them a three-point cushion at the top of the table.
Thun 1
Sparta Prague 0
Selver Hodzic secured FC Thun's first ever victory in the UEFA Champions League group stage with a last-minute goal that ended spirited AC Sparta Praha's hopes of taking a point from their visit to Berne. Just as the Czech champions looked to have earned a draw with a disciplined display, the Thun defender crept in at the far post to turn José Gonçalves' low left-wing cross into the bottom corner of the net to secure a narrow win that moved the Swiss debutants into second place in Group B.
Group C
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Panathinaikos 2
Werder Bremen 1
Two goals in the first eight minutes helped Panathinaikos FC win their first points in UEFA Champions League Group C and consign ten-man Werder Bremen to their fourth consecutive defeat in the competition and bottom spot.
Barcelona 4
Udinese 1
A Ronaldinho hat-trick paved the way for FC Barcelona to mark their 150th European Champion Clubs' Cup game with a Group C victory against Udinese Calcio.
Group D
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Man United 2
Benfica 1
Ruud van Nistelrooij struck a late winner as Manchester United FC overcame a tough challenge from Portuguese champions Benfica SL to move to the top of Group D with a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford.
Lille 0
Villarreal 0
LOSC Lille Métropole and Villarreal CF are still looking for their first goals in UEFA Champions League Group D after a hard-fought encounter at the Stade de France finished in stalemate.

Check out our extended UEFA Champions League coverage (including league tables, latest results and next matches, and top goalscorers) click here.

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Argentina Torneo Apertura 2005 News

Today we welcome new Official Sweetpatch Reporter for Argentina’s Torneo Apertura 2005, Jim Lau-Totime, as he brings us a summary of all day 8's action:

Argentina Torneo Apertura 2005 News
Vélez Sarsfield 1
Newell's 0

Velez follows a brilliant beginning of championship with a good victory against Newell’s. Thanks to Castroman, best player of this game. “El Fortin” confirms and always favourite for win this tournament.

Estudiantes LP 1
River Plate  0

The surprising result of this eightieth day of this Opening tournament. River defeated again, a hard beginning in this championship. Against Estudiantes, los Millionarios can’t worry the defence of “Los Pinchas Ratas” meanwhile the striker Calderon find the solution and scored the only goal of this game.

Independiente 1
Tiro Federal 0

After laughter comes many tears for the Red Devils of Independiente. Frutos scores quickly and Independiente wins but the prodigy Agüero (17 years) was expulsed. It’s a big problem for the coach for substitute for the next match (against River) the world champion sub-20 few month ago.

Olimpo (BB) 1
Quilmes 0

Olimpo wins against Quilmes thanks to Maggiolo. A good result again for Bahia Blanca who reach the first part of the league table.

Gimnasia (Juj) 2
Colón (Sta.Fe) 2
A scary game between two teams in danger in this championship. This draw shows lack of confidence, and the defensive problems Colon thought win the match at the end of the first period but the experience of Serrizuela (ex Mallorca) permits to Gimnasia to earn 1 point.
Boca Juniors 2
Racing Club 0
Great match for Boca who play their best football since the beginning of this tournament. A comfortable victory which threatens Racing’s coach, Guillermo Rivarola under pressure after 3 games and no success.
Rosario Central 0
Gimnasia LP 3
It’s too hard to accept but Central defeat at home. Because Gonzalo Vargas scored an hat trick, his three first goals. 5 minutes was enough for make cry Rosario, 5 minutes who reminds UEFA Champions League Finals.
Lanús 1
Argentinos Jrs. 1
Lañus thought he made it harder when Archubi scores at the end of the first period but the Argentinos play maker Pisculichi scores for the draw at the beginning of the second period thanks to a nice free kick.
Instituto (Cba) 2
San Lorenzo 0
San Lorenzo believes travelling in Cordoba quietly and return at home always at the head of the tournament. Unfortunately, Instituto wanted their first victory in this championship. Pilipauskas and Bergessio made the difference in first period and Cordoba earns 3 very important points. “El ciclon” (San Lorenzo) lost this match and first place who profit at The Xeneizes (Boca Juniors) winner against Racing.
Arsenal 1
Banfield 1
With 15 points Banfield was first of this tournament with San Lorenzo. The Taladros can take first place alone after they lost match with San Lorenzo. But the opponent of the day is Arsenal, winner of Newell’s Old Boys away last week. Very hard to find solution against a strong team.

For our extended Argentina Torneo Apertura 2005 coverage (including league tables, latest results and next matches, and top goalscorers) click here.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Major League Soccer News

Official Sweetpatch Reporter for America’s Major League Soccer (MLS), David Gwydir, brings us a summary of all the weekend's action:

Major League Soccer News
NE Revolution 1
Metrostars 0

James Riley’s goal in the 85th minute secured a playoff spot for MLS Cup and avenged last week’s 5-4 loss to the Metros. The second half substitute scored his first professional goal that kept New England in first place in the Eastern Conference. The loss does not help the Metrostars chances for playoff action.

Real Salt Lake 1
Columbus Crew 2

Edson Buddle’s two goals were enough to give the visitors the victory in Salt Lake City, Utah. Buddle scored early in the first half and again in first half stoppage time to keep the Crew’s playoff hopes alive. Real Salt Lake made the match interesting at the end on a goal by Andy Williams in the 86th minute. Salt Lake has no chance to make the playoffs in their first season.

CD Chivas USA 1
Colorado Rapids 3

Colorado won for only the second time this season on their travels with a 3-1 won over Chivas. Jean-Philippe Peguero of the Rapids and Arturo Torres of Chivas traded first half goals as the teams were even at the break. Jovan Kirovski scored from the penalty spot to give Colorado the lead for good. Dedi Ben Dayan scored from close range to finish off the match. Colorado qualifies for the playoffs with the victory and Chivas nightmare season is coming to an end.

San Jose Earthquakes 1
FC Dallas 1

The Earthquakes clinched first place in the Western Conference with a draw at home to FC Dallas. Ramon Nunez gave Dallas the lead on a penalty shot in the 58th minute. San Jose gained control of the match from that point on and were rewarded for their efforts in the 68th. Brian Ching slid to knock in a failed clearance from FC Dallas defender Drew Moor.

LA Galaxy 2
Kansas City Wizards 1
Marcelo Saragosa scored the game winning goal in the 74th minute, just two minutes after Kansas City’s Josh Wolff had equalized the match. Herculez Gomez had given Los Angeles the lead in the 33rd on a well-placed volley from 18 yards out. American international Landon Donovan assisted on both goals for the Galaxy.

For our extended Major League Soccer coverage (including league tables, latest results and next matches, and top goalscorers) click here.

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FIFA, Xbox® and EA kick off FIFA Interactive World Cup 2005

FIFA, Xbox® and EA kick off FIFA Interactive World Cup 2005FIFA, the world football governing body, Xbox and Electronic Arts have announced the second FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC). As the world's only FIFA-sanctioned global video game tournament, the FIWC will combine both on and off-line football gaming action featuring EA's all-new EA SPORTS™ FIFA 06 for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Xbox Live™.

The winner of the tournament will be named FIFA Interactive World Player 2005 and take centre stage to receive his/her trophy among some of the biggest names in football at this year's prestigious FIFA World Player Gala in Zurich on 19 December 2005.

The 2005 FIWC tournament follows last year's inaugural competition in which thousands of contestants from six continents battled for a place in the final. Ultimately, Brazilian Thiago Carrico de Azevedo was crowned the first-ever FIFA Interactive World Player at last year's FIFA World Player Gala, and he accepted his trophy alongside fellow countryman Ronaldinho, named FIFA World Player 2004.

Kicking off in October, the FIFA Interactive World Cup will travel to eight cities in six continents, concluding with the final taking place in London in December 2005. Regional Tournaments will be held in the following locations:

City Venue Date
London Olympia 2 Saturday 15 October
Sao Paulo Villa Noah Saturday 22 October
Seoul Sang Am World Cup Stadium Sunday 30 October
Johannesburg Acton Sport Academy Saturday 12 November
Los Angeles The Globe, Universal Studios Saturday 19 November
Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal Saturday 26 November
Cologne The Palladium Sunday 4 December
Paris Carrousel de Louvre Saturday 10 December

Contestants will have three ways to enter the FIFA Interactive World Cup:

  1. Register on site at one of the Regional Tournament venues
  2. Earn a place by registering for the FIWC 2005 Xbox Live Tournament
  3. Win a local qualifying tournament, which will lead to the Regional Tournaments and ultimately to the finals in London – information on online and off-line tournaments are available on www.FIFA.com.

Football gamers will be able to compete in qualifying tournaments around the world for a place in one of the Regional Tournaments. The eight players who have what it takes to win their Regional Tournament will each win a pair of tickets to a 2006 FIFA World Cup™ match in Germany offered by FIFA.com and will compete in the worldwide finals in London on 18 December. In addition, each finalist will win an Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft plus their own copy of EA's FIFA 06.

Check out the full news story by clicking here and visit the new home of FIFA Interactive World Cup by clicking here.

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English Premier League Review

Official Sweetpatch Reporter for the English Premier League, Salman Khalid, brings us a summary of all the latest action: Barclays Premiership Review
Sat 24
Sep 2005
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Birmingham 2
Liverpool 2
It was a nail biting second half at St Andrews full of thrill and goals. First half was goal less but in the 2nd half, within 17 minutes four goals were scored and another draw for Liverpool. Luis Garcia opened the scoring in 67th minute but minutes later Warnock scored an own goal and leveled the score. The blues struck again and gained the lead and before they could celebrate their first home win, Neil Kilkenny gave away the penalty which Cisse comfortably put beyond Taylor and rescued the frustrated reds. At least the blues were a bit happy as they drew the game but it was all frustration for Benitez as they drew their 4th game of the season with only one win from last 5 games.
Bolton 1
Portsmouth 0
Bolton on their superb form this season had three points in the bag as Kevin Nolan scored the only goal of the game. Bolton have now taken 13 points from a total of 15 as yet and they are in the top half of the table while Portsmouth are struggling to gain some points. It was an exciting match not full of goals but full of action.
Chelsea 2
Aston Villa 1
Chelsea once again on the move and completed their unbeaten run in the opening 7 games of the season as they beat Aston Villa 2-1. It was all Frank Lampard who scored one goal in each half to make sure that Chelsea remain unbeaten. Chelsea in this match also conceded their first goal of the season which was scored by Moore but it was not enough to stop them and they remain on the top with 21 points on the board.
Everton 0
Wigan 1
Wigan Athletic's super start of their first ever Premier League season continues as they beat struggling Everton. Thanks to Damien Francis’ 46th minute goal which gave a vital three points to his team. Everton with this defeat are now at the bottom of the table and this is their sixth straight defeat. Looking at the current form of Everton, David Moyes really needs to work hard if they want to survive this season.
Man United 1
Blackburn 2
Morten Pedersen’s two goals gave the Rovers an historic win over United and after almost 43 years they had never won any match at Old Trafford. It was leveled 10 minutes before the end of the game but a slight error from Scholes allowed Pederson to blast in his 2nd goal. A historic day for Rovers but disappointment for United.
Newcastle 1
Man City 0
Owen’s 2nd goal for his new club gave Newcastle their first home win of the season. Owen slammed the goal by beating his fellow country goal keeper David James in the 18th minute of the match. Although Newcastle were missing it's key players like Kieron Dyer, Solano and Luque but they performed very well and collected the 3 points.
WBA 1
Charlton 2
Two goals from Murphy helped Charlton maintain their unbeaten away record and are currently placed 2nd in the league table. First goal came from a penalty as Jerome Thomas was brought down in the box and Murphy made no mistake to make it 1-0. After 30 minutes another goal came in and this time it was again Murphy. Although West Brom struck back after the first half through Davies but it was not enough to stop Charlton and match ended at 2-1 in favour of Charlton.
West Ham 0
Arsenal 0
It was an exciting encounter between Arsenal and West Ham at Upton Park but it all ended in a goal less draw. It maybe a good result for West Ham’s boss but for Arsen Wenger, it was not enough as they are far away from Chelsea who’s at the top.
Sun 25
Sep 2005
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Middlesbrough 0
Sunderland 2
Sunderland chose derby day on Teeside to end their 27-game wait for a Barclays Premiership victory as Middlesbrough became their first top-flight victims since December 2002. Midfielder Tommy Miller got the visitors off to a dream start when he fired home off the foot of a post with less than two minutes gone, and a victory which takes Mick McCarthy’s men off the foot of the table was sealed by Julio Arca’s superb free-kick on the hour.
Mon 26
Sep 2005
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Spurs 1
Fulham 0
Tottenham Hotspur moved up to fourth place in the Barclays Premiership after Jermaine Defoe's eighth-minute goal was enough to see off Fulham at White Hart Lane.

For comprehensive Barclays Premiership match reports, click here.

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

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Monday, September 26, 2005

Portuguese BetandWin.com League News

Official Sweetpatch Reporter for the Portuguese BetandWin League, Miguel Carmo, brings us an update of Friday's match from the league: Portuguese BetandWin.com League News
Penafiel 1
Benfica 3

Benfica won 3-1 in a very good game! In the first half Benfica scored two goals in 9 minutes, with Simão Sabrosa and Nuno Gomes commanding the team and scoring the first half goals. Penafiel were a confused team that couldn’t create any opportunity.

The second half was boring until the 80th minute when Penafiel scored the 1-2 by their best player Marco Ferreira. 3 minutes later Nuno Gomes scored a fabulous goal and sealed the victory for Benfica.

For our extended Portuguese League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, and top goalscorers) click here.

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Italian Lega Calcio Review

Official Sweetpatch Reporter for the Italian Lega Calcio, Mahmoud Hagi, brings us a summary of all the weekend's action: Italian Lega Calcio Review
Juventus 1
Udinese 0 1
Juventus still unbeaten in the new season where they continue their 100% success getting twelve points out of four games after beating Udinese by one goal to nil scored by the new face in the Lega Calcio Patrick Viera in the 37 min.
Sampadoria 2
Trevisio 0
Trevisio prove match after match that they can't play along with the first teams in the first division & they are going to be the first team leaving this division this season as they were beaten at the hands of Sampadoria the team who continue their good form this season as they jump up to third position with two goals to nil scored by Emiliano Bonozolli.
Siena 1
Ascoli1
Ascoli get their third point in the season as they draw with Siena in the 57 min through Ferrante after Siena scored their only goal in the 39 min through Bogodani. In this game Ascoli continue searching for their first three points & I think they will get some soon after they face some weaker teams like Trevisio.
Inter 1
Chievo Verona 0
Inter still in the race for the title keeping pressure on the title holders as they managed to beat Verona by one goal to nil coming through Walter Samuel in the 47 min.
Calgiari 1
Empoli 3
In a game between two teams near to each other in their style of play Empoli succeed to win by three goals to one & reach their sixth point. The goals came through Capone scoring the only goal for Cagliari in the first half while Fransesco Tafano scored twice & Almiron scored the three goals for Empoli.
Fiorontina 3
Lecce 1
Fiorontina continue their good start as they managed to beat Lecce by three goals to one in a very good game. By this result Fiorontina still in the second position in the Lega Calcio just behind Juventus. The goals came through Stefano Fiore, Bognof, & Luca Toni scoring the three goals for Fiorontina while Alex Benardi scored the only goal from a penalty kick.

Livorno 0
Messina 0

Livorno continue their very good performance as they are still unbeaten in the Lega Calcio after a goalless draw with Messina.
AC Milan 2
Lazio 0
Lazio was very unlucky to face the giants AC Milan in this early stage of the season as AC Milan was very hungry for winning to make their fans trust in them again & believe that they could fight well for the title this season. AC Milan's win over Lazio who were in a good form with two goals to nil scored by Shevchenko & Kaka.
Palermo 1
Reggina 0
Palermo continue their good start & Reggina continue their very bad start as Palermo managed to beat Reggina by one goal to nil scored through Andrea Barzagli.
Parma 1
AS Roma 3
Parma returned to their bad form as they lost at the hands of Roma by three goals to one scored by Totti, Nonda, Panucci & Paolo Cannavaro scored the only goal for Parma.

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Feed Me... Feed Me Now!

Feed Me... Feed Me Now!With our great partners over at Breamster.com coming up to their 2nd anniversary on October 5th 2005 they are bringing you this special project! A week in advance, but they just couldn't wait that long, as they are so excited about it!

Today they have released FeedMeFootball.com to the community! – the place to view all the latest news from "all" of the community sites!

Not only will Feed Me Football allow you to see the latest news articles in a chronological order from “all” the community sites, but you can then visit the news stories direct!

Take your first visit to FeedMeFootball.com now! - "All the latest community news... as it happen!"

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Sunday, September 25, 2005

English Premier League: Chelsea 2 Aston Villa 1

English Premier League: Chelsea 2 Aston Villa 1The football world got the game it was looking for at Stamford Bridge, the home side properly tested by Aston Villa. The team was asked to react to conceding a goal at long last yet to the dismay of those hoping to challenge us this season, Chelsea power came up with all the right answers.

After nearly six-and-a-half games, Villa were the chosen team to pierce the defence and it looked as if José Mourinho would be making his half-time talk with his team in arrears.

But then Frank Lampard stepped forward and one opportunist free-kick and one cleanly struck penalty later, normal service had been resumed. David O’Leary’s Villa were positive enough to play with two up front and proved that formation was no obstacle to defending well, but the first team to take points off Chelsea last season weren’t to be granted an encore.

This is now without doubt Chelsea's best start to the season ever. Even before Arsenal and Man United dropped points, it was already another satisfactory Saturday afternoon.

Check out the full match report by clicking here.

© 2005 The Official Chelsea FC Website

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Scottish Premier League Review

Official Sweetpatch Reporter for the Scottish Premier League, Gaz Scott, brings us a summary of all the action from the weekend's matches: Scottish Premier League Review
Hearts 1
Rangers 0

Roman Bednar grabbed the winner as Hearts recorded their eighth straight league win to pull 11 points clear of reigning champions Rangers.

The Czech striker headed home from a Paul Hartley corner to give the SPL leaders an early advantage. First-half injuries to Bednar, Takis Fyssas and Rangers' Nacho Novo helped create a scrappy game of few chances. Rangers were denied a penalty late on when a Francis Jeffers shot deflected clear off the arm of Robbie Neilson.

Celtic 2
Inverness Caley 1

Craig Beattie grabbed a double as Celtic kept pace with leaders Hearts after coming back from behind to defeat Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

A mixture of poor Celtic finishing and superb goalkeeping from Mark Brown ensured a stalemate at half-time. Dennis Wyness fired Caley Thistle into the lead after a fine move, but Beattie slotted home after being found by Shaun Maloney and broke clear to add the winner soon after, being set up by Shunsuke Nakamura.

Motherwell 1 Hibernian 3

Hibernian collected the points at Fir Park after carving Motherwell open with some enterprising attacking play.

Guillaume Beuzelin put Hibs in front after 20 minutes with a free header from Derek Riordan's corner. Hibs squandered several good chances before Michael Stewart bundled in a loose ball after Graeme Smith parried a 68th-minute shot from Garry O'Connor. Riordan fired an angled strike in off the post on 80 minutes before Richie Foran netted from the penalty spot

Aberdeen 0
Livingston 0

Struggling Livingston fought hard to earn a valuable point at Pittodrie after Steve Lovell missed a second-half penalty for Aberdeen.

Dons goalkeeper Ryan Esson had to make a smart save to deny Livi striker Paul Dalglish in the first half. Stevie Crawford came agonisingly close for the home side when his 67th-minute shot cannoned off the woodwork. Aberdeen were awarded a penalty when Allan Walker handled but Lovell blasted the spot-kick high over the crossbar.

Dunfermline 2
Dundee United 1

Dunfermline Athletic battled from behind to record a deserved victory over Dundee United - their first in the Scottish Premier League this season.

Derek Young missed a glorious early chance for the Pars before David McCracken headed United into the lead. But Tod headed home a Lee Makel corner after the break to equalise. And Greg Ross, who had only started because Darren Young pulled up in the warm-up, fired in the winner from 12 yards for Jim Leishman's side.

Kilmarnock 1
Falkirk 1

Falkirk managed to pick up a valuable point at Rugby Park as Kilmarnock failed to build on recent good form.

After 10 minutes Peter Leven was woefully short with a back pass and Alan Gow pounced to shoot low past Alan Combe and put Falkirk in front.

But Killie were soon back on level terms when Kris Boyd scored from the penalty spot after he was bundled over. Falkirk tired in the closing stages but the home side failed to capitalise when chances came their way.

For our extended Scottish Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, and top goalscorers) click here.

For comprehensive Scottish Premier League match reports, click here.

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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Arsenal Ball Pack for FIFA 2005

Arsenal Ball Pack for FIFA 2005Today we bring you Sweetpatch Development Posse member, Anubhav Ashok's, Arsenal Ball Pack for FIFA 2005. This pack provides you with 3 great Arsenal branded balls, (click on image on right for full size screenshot).

Download these Balls direct from our Download Boutique.

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Buy FIFA 06 here this Weekend and Save

Buy FIFA 06 here this Weekend and SaveTo celebrate our 6th birthday and after a long application process we have been approved so we are now able to provide you with any Computer Games you require at very competitive prices.

We start today with FIFA 06 for all platforms. Important: If you make your order by this Sunday evening BST we guarantee the game will arrive with you on its launch date of this coming Friday (30th September).

We have listened to your views in our Poll and you can now pay in many different ways to suit your preference, including by credit cards, PayPal and even by cheque.

In the future we will introduce lots of other games for your enjoyment and also we have lined up some great 'added value' for when you buys games direct from us.

Go on, give us a try today in our new FIFA 06 Shop and get your game delivered on the day it is launched.

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Major League Soccer News

Official Sweetpatch Reporter for America’s Major League Soccer (MLS), David Gwydir, brings us a summary of all the latest midweek action:

Major League Soccer News
Columbus Crew 1
NE Revolution 1

Taylor Twellman headed home a stoppage time equalizer to salvage a point in Columbus, Ohio. Knox Cameron had given the Crew the lead in the 66th minute. Twellman’s goal marked the third time this season he has scored in stoppage time to steal a result for the Revolution.

FC Dallas 4
LA Galaxy 1

FC Dallas took over sole possession of second place in the Western Conference with a convincing 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Galaxy got of to a horrendous start thanks to an own goal by goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, who’s poor touch allowed a back pass to roll into his own net. Roberto Mina added two goals before halftime to leave Dallas up 3-0 at the break. Los Angeles scored in the 86th minute on an own goal be Dallas before Abe Thompson finished the match off with a goal in stoppage time.

Colorado Rapids 2
Real Salt Lake 0

Jean Philippe Peguero and Dedi Ben-Dayan scored for Colorado to put them 15 points ahead of Salt Lake for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The match was evenly contested throughout with neither ever gaining full control and combining for 30 fouls.

San Jose Earthquakes 2
Chicago Fire 0

The Earthquakes won a team record sixth victory in a row at home and also moved closer to home field advantage throughout the MLS Cup playoffs. Dwayne De Rosario scored both goals for San Jose in the 14th and 50th minute. San Jose maintained their 14 point lead over FC Dallas in the Western Conference.

For our extended Major League Soccer coverage (including league tables, latest results and next matches, and top goalscorers) click here.

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Friday, September 23, 2005

Portuguese BetandWin.com League News

Official Sweetpatch Reporter for the Portuguese BetandWin League, Miguel Carmo, brings us an update of the latest news from the league:Portuguese BetandWin.com League News
Manager of Maritimo Juca sacked

The CS Maritimo manager Juca was sacked due the bad results achieved by the team! Jose Couceiro, former manager of FC Porto, and Vitor Pontes are the first choices to be the next Maritimo manager.

Naval 2
Boavista 2

It was a very good game with a fair result. Both Naval and Boavista justified their good start to the season! The 2-2 result explains what happened in the field! Good football, opportunities for both teams to win the match. Fogaça and Cadu (og) scored for Naval and Fary, Guga for Boavista.

Rio Ave 2
Estrela Amadora 1

A very competitive game with a fair result. Rio Ave tried since the beginning to finish the match quickly but Estrela on the counter-atack were a dangerous team. Gaucho and Marquinhos scored for Rio Ave, Manu scored for Estrela.

Braga 0
FC Porto 0
A very exciting game that deserved goals. Great opportunities to Braga and Porto to win the game. The 0-0 doesn’t show the great game that it was, there are some games like that… Paulo Santos goalkeeper of Braga was the star of the game.
Belenenses 3
Guimaraes 1
Belenenses won their third game in a row. Great game from Belenenses a very attacking team, that is showing superb football. Guimaraes with this result stays in last place four games zero points. Meyong 2 times and Silas scored for Belenenses, Benachour scored for Guimaraes.
Maritimo 2
Penafiel 2
A very bad game with some nice goals. With this draw Penafiel won their first point in the Portuguese league and the Maritimo chairman sacked the manager! Mancuso and Manduca scored for Maritimo, Roberto scored the two goals for Penafiel.
Benfica 4
Leiria 0
It was a nice game from Benfica who scored the first goal in the third minute of the match. Leiria is one of the weakest teams of the SuperLiga. Benfica scored four goals but it could have been more! Ronald Koeman is safe… for now. Nuno gomes with a hat trick and Andersson scored for Benfica.

Nacional 2
Sporting 1

The favourites lost! Sporting lost for the first time this season in a very difficult stadium! Sporting scored first but Nacional with great tactical discipline scored twice. A poor performance from Sporting in this game and a great second half of Nacional justifies the result. Andre Pinto and Alexandre scored for Nacional, Deivide scored for Sporting.
Setubal 1
Gilvicente 0

A poor game with one goal! gil Vicente with a very poor performance and setubal a little better explains the result! Pedro Oliveira scored the goal.

Paços de Ferreira 2
Academica 1
A good game with Paços scoring the winning goal at the very end of the game! Academica with a good counter attack and a good defence tried to draw. Junior and Geraldo scored 4 Paços. Marcel scored for Academica.

For our extended Portuguese League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, and top goalscorers) click here.

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Italian Lega Calcio Review

Official Sweetpatch Reporter for the Italian Lega Calcio, Mahmoud Hagi, brings us a summary of all the recent action: Italian Lega Calcio Review
Juventus 2
Ascoli 1
In this game we saw two very good teams where Juventus continue their perfect start this season in order to defend the title when they won the game by two goals to one through Del Piero, who proved that he needs to be a starter to show his good abilties. Also we can't deny the good effort from the very well organised team Ascoli who I think will stay in this division for coming seasons and were the first tem to score a goal against the strong defence of Juventus through Alfredo.
AC Milan 1
Sampdoria 2
In a surprising match Sampadoria took over the game by two goals to one as they beat AC Milan to give Carlo Ancellotti think over his players & his bad results in the league this season if he really wants to hold the title this season as he announced in the begining of the season. The three goals came through Alberto Gillardino scoring for AC Milan while the other two goals were scored by Bonzattoli & Tonitto.
Fiorontina 4
U udinese 2
Fiorontina crushed Udinese by four goals to two in a very good competitive game to continue their very good start this season in order to regain their good history from many years ago when they had the best play maker at that time Rui Costa and the best goalscorer Batigoal. By this result they jumped in the league table as they reached their seventh point. Stefano Fiore scored & Luca Toni scored two goals & Donadel scored for Fiorontina while Montari & Laquinta scored for the beaten side Udinese.
Lazio 3
Trevisio 1
Lazio impressed when they crushed the worst side this season Trevisio who didn't take any points untill now when they got over them by three goals to nil in a very one sided game. By this result Lazio continues its perfect start this season along with Fiorontina. The goals came through Rochi, Gondan Bandif & Masimmo Oddo scoring for Lazio while Pinga scored the only goal for Trevisio.
Inter 3
Lecce 0
In a very one sided game Inter beat Lecce easily by three goals to nil in a game that could witness many other goals but for the easy chances wasted by Inter strikers. By this result Inter are still in the race for the title with the goals scored by Obafami Martins, Julio Cruz & Stankovic.
Parma 1
Empoli 0
The new Parma striker Corradi, who came from a very bad season with Valencia in last season, scoes the winning goal for Parma to give them their first three points in the new season after a very bad start.

Palermo 2
Siena 1

Palermo continues their very good start run in this season after beating the very bad team by two goals to one. Christian Terlecci & Steven Macinoa scores the two goals fo Palermo while Locatelli scores the only goal for Siena
Messina 1
Cagliari 1
In a game that ended with a result that couldnt benefit any of the two teams Cagliari draw with Messina one goal for each of them where David Suazo scores for Cagliari & Masimmo Donatti scores for Mesinna.
Chievo Verona 3
Reggina 1
Reggina continues their very bad start this season along with Trevisio & Siena as they were beaten by three goals to one in their game with Chievo Verona. Daniell Franschenni doubles & Mendelli scores for Verona while Frabcesco Cotza scores the only goal for Reggina.
AS Roma 0
Livorno 0
Livorno continue their good start this season while Roma still need to play harder in order to have a better positin this season & forgot their bad last season.

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Thursday, September 22, 2005

FIFA-MRA.com is 6 years old today!

Yes, it is now 6 years since that fateful day when we first introduced ourselves to the world as follows:

"22/09/1999 - Hi, my name is David Witts (Wittser) and I live in Old Polzeath, Cornwall in the UK. The idea for this utility first arose when I had an enforced break from work recently and spent more time online playing games of FIFA99. It became obvious that a utility such as this could provide part of the FIFA99 community with a facility which was lacking currently, i.e. the ability to easily administer multiple rosters, kits, etc... within one version of the game.

It is envisaged that this utility will provide a facility that is required by both players and league managers of the FIFA series. Please feel free to pass constructive comments/criticism to myself via e-mail. Your comments are valuable to the successful development of this utility."

So that is where the Multi Roster Assistant (MRA) name first arose from, the rest is 6 years of history.

Check out our first ever site and our first month of news by clicking here and follow all 6 years news by clicking here.

We will have some more great birthday news for you later today so check back as you wont be disappointed (we hope).

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Chelsea Kits Pack 05/06

Chelsea Kits Pack 05-06Today we introduce our newest Sweetpatch Development Posse member, Salman, who brings you his Chelsea Kits Pack 05-06.

This patch contains the Chelsea FC home, away (original away which is soon to be replaced by the new white one) and goal keeper kits for the season 2005-2006.

Check out the screenshot by clicking on the image on the right and then download this Kit Pack direct from our Download Boutique.

More great downloads coming from Salman soon that we know you will all love.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

English Premier League Review

Today we welcome new Official Sweetpatch Reporter for the English Premier League, Salman Khalid, as he brings us a summary of all the latest action: Barclays Premiership Review
Aston Villa 1
Spurs 1
Robbie Keane became the hero for Spurs when he came off the substitute’s bench to score a late equalizer in the 78th minute against Aston Villa. The home side started brighter and new signing Baros along with Angel linked well and threatened the Spurs keeper Robinson but he was solid between the sticks. The first goal came early with a superb run from Baros who then gave a pass to James Milner who made no mistake to put it past the keeper. In the end both teams had to share one point each.
Charlton 0 Chelsea 2
Jose Mourinho’s side once again proved that they are the best in the Premier League as they won their 5th consecutive league game. Charlton tried their best but they couldn’t beat the class of Hernan Crespo and Dutch star Robben. It was a goalless first half. Both goals came in the 2nd half. Kishishev’s mistake was enough for Essien who delivered a cross to Crespo who headed it to the left of the keeper and the score was 1-0. Five minutes later Robben killed all hopes of the home side when he superbly shot in the top left corner giving the keeper no chance at all and the match ended in defeat for the home side.
Fulham 1
West Ham 2
Newly promoted West Ham Utd once again provided inspiration for Marlon Harewood and secured their 2nd win of the league after blasting Aston Villa 4-0. First half ended 0-0 but the deadlock was broken a minute after the restart when Harewood scored from close range. Five minutes after the first goal it was 2-0 in favour of West Ham and they were in the driving seat. The only goal from Fulham came from Boa Morte in the 66th minute and the game ended 1-2.
Portsmouth 1
Birmingham 1
In spite of the sending off of Butt, Birmingham survived the whole second half and managed to take one point with 10 men on the field. Lua Lua scored with a header from a corner kick and gave Portsmouth the lead. In return Birmingham struck the equalizer just after 2 minutes by Jarosik who headed in from close range.
Sunderland 1
WBA 1
Zoltan Gera was the man who dumped the hopes of thousands of Sunderland’s fans by scoring an equalizer in injury time. The full back for Sunderland Gary Breen gave the home crowd something to cheer when he struck goal in the 58th minute but it was not enough as West Brom equalized in the dying moments and Sunderland had to settle for a draw.
Liverpool 0
Man United 0
This was the biggest match of the week as both teams were hungry for points to close the gap on Chelsea but both failed to do so and the match ended in a goal less draw. Liverpool were the better of the two sides and they were looking better than last season but failed to find the back of the net. Man Utd had little to trouble Reina and they were completely jam packed by Rafael Benitez side and didn’t give enough space for Rooney or van Nistelrooy to threaten Reina.
Blackburn 0
Newcastle 3
Michael Owen finally got off to a start for his new club as Newcastle enjoyed their comfortable win over Blackburn. The first goal was scored by the great Shearer from a superb free kick and the second was scored by Owen. Third goal came 3 minutes before the end when N’Zogbia teased Friedel.
Man City 0
Bolton 1
It was really a bad day for Stuart Pearce as his side’s 13 match unbeaten run came to an end in a horrible fashion when Gary Speed scored in injury time from a penalty. Man City had a lot of chances in the game to score a goal but they failed to and in the end paid the price.
Wigan 1
Middlesbrough 1
Henri Camara came off the bench to earn a point for Wigan Athletic and showed worrying signs for Middlesbrough who are now a days having a bad run both in EPL and UEFA Cup. It was Middlesbrough who took the lead in 14th minute through Yakubu but failed to score more goals and with 21 minutes left on the clock, Wigan boys leveled the score.
Arsenal 2
Everton 0
Stand-in captain Sol Campbell produced an inspirational performance as he led Arsenal to a commanding victory against Everton with two towering headers at Highbury.

For comprehensive Barclays Premiership match reports, click here.

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

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Major League Soccer News

Today we welcome new Official Sweetpatch Reporter for America’s Major League Soccer (MLS), David Gwydir, as he brings us a summary of all the latest action.

It was an exciting week in the MLS, with five of the six matches being decided by one goal or less:

Major League Soccer News
Columbus Crew 1
Chicago Fire 2

A pair of goals by Chicago striker Chris Rolfe proved too much for the Columbus Crew on Saturday night at Columbus Crew Stadium. Rolfe provided an early goal in the 5th minute against the struggling Crew. Knox Cameron leveled the match in minute 80 with a low shot past Zach Thornton. Rolfe secured the full three points for Chicago with a sliding goal in the 84th.

DC United 2
Colorado Rapids 0

In a critical late-season match up with playoff position implications for both teams, D.C. United wore out the Colorado Rapids, running away with a 2-0 victory on the strength of two second half goals from Christian Gomez and Jaime Moreno. With the win, United remained in second place in the East, now three points ahead of the Chicago Fire, while the Rapids are still in fourth place in the Western Conference.

Metrostars 5
New England Revolution 4

Youri Djorkaeff scored on an amazing shot from a tight angle in the 86th to keep the Metro’s playoff hopes alive. Djorkaeff’s goal ended a wild match that saw the Metrostars take a 3-1 lead, only to find themselves down 4-3 late in the second half on Taylor Twellman’s league leading 15th goal of the season. Mike Magee leveled the match in the 76th minute to set up Djorkaeff’s heroics.

Kansas City Wizards 2
Los Angeles Galaxy 2

Two late goals by Davy Arnaud and Josh Wolff capped off a furious comeback for the Wizards. The Wizards found themselves two goals down after 36 minutes on goals by the Galaxy’s Chris Albright and Herculez Gomez. The draw sees the Wizards move to fourth place in the Western Conference, and into the last playoff spot.

CD Chivas USA 1
San Jose Earthquakes 2

The San Jose Earthquakes fought back from a late deficit to steal a 2-1 win in stoppage time against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center on Saturday. Alejandro Moreno scored on a diving header in second half stoppage time after Danny Califf equalized in the 81st minute. Chivas took a lead early in the second half off a Ramon Ramirez free kick. His efforts were not enough as Chivas miserable season continues with loss number 20.

FC Dallas 2
Real Salt Lake 1
FC Dallas finally achieved their first win in their new stadium, Pizza Hut Park. Roberto Mina’s 4th and 5th goals of the season led Dallas to victory. Jamie Watson brought Salt Lake to within a goal in the 54th minute. FC Dallas dominated play with a whopping 23 shots to Real Salt Lake’s 6. The Hoops also secured a playoff spot with the win.

For our extended Major League Soccer coverage (including league tables, latest results and next matches, and top goalscorers) click here.

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Al Ahly 06 Demo Patch

Sweetpatch's Rosters 2005/2006 EPL UpdateOur newest Sweetpatch Development Posse member, Mohamed Talaat, brings you his first FIFA 06 demo patch for the Egyptian Al Ahly team, (in his words, the best Egyptian and African team!).

The Al Ahly 06 Demo Patch includes:

  • Al Ahly Team (replacing Manchester United) with correct roster and formation
  • Real faces & real kits with real banners
  • Players commentary
  • Stadiums Egyptian adboards
  • Now you can also play with 10 minutes half length, fast & pro difficulty.

Check out the screenshot by clicking on the image on the right and then download this Patch direct from our Download Boutique.

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Our Review of Play FIFA 06 First Event and FIFA 06 Game

Our Review of Play FIFA 06 First Event and FIFA 06 GameDave Paterson (on right of this picture) was the winner of our recent FIFA 06 Competition to Play FIFA 06 First.

Today we have Dave's account of our day at EA UK on 7th September 2005 when we were some of the first people outside of EA to Play FIFA 06 First (a full 3 weeks before it was released) plus his thoughts on the FIFA 06 game.

"It was an early start, but for once a welcome one. I met Dave and Andy at Salisbury station before we began our pilgrimage to the EA Headquarters in Chertsey, Surrey. The building was no more modest than you might expect from such a successful games company, with huge metal strips skirting the outside, and a front that opened up before a purpose-built mini lake for those special occasions. Imposing and stylish, it was a feat of architecture to rival a footy stadium."

Click here to read all of Dave's review of the day and his thoughts on FIFA 06.

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Sunday, September 18, 2005

Sweetpatch's Rosters 2005/2006 EPL Update

Sweetpatch's Rosters 2005/2006 EPL UpdateToday we are very pleased to bring you the very latest version of Jean-Michel Peyrou's (Jomi's) Sweetpatch's Rosters 2005/2006 (English Premier League Update) updated by Dick Aldrich (Mutiger).

  • It brings you the English Premier League rosters @ 1st September (close of the transfer window), in order for you to be able to play the season 2005/2006.
  • As a bonus, some important teams in other leagues have also been updated:
    • Belgium: Anderlecht and Brugge
    • France: Lyon, Paris, Marseille and Monaco
    • Germany: Bayern, Schalke, Stuttgart, Bremen and Leverkusen
    • Holland: Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord
    • Italy: Inter, Milan, Juve and Roma
    • Portugal: Benfica, Sporting and Porto
    • Scotland: Rangers and Celtic
    • Spain: Barcelona, Real Madrid and Valencia
  • + In this version: the numbers are now as correct as possible
  • + In this version: Rangers and Celtic fixed
  • + In this version: some new EPL players added

Download these very popular Rosters direct from our Download Boutique.

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Scottish Premier League Review

Official Sweetpatch Reporter for the Scottish Premier League, Gaz Scott, brings us a summary of all the action from the weekend's matches: Scottish Premier League Review
Rangers 3
Kilmarnock 0

Goals from Dado Prso and Barry Ferguson and an own-goal by Gordon Greer allowed Rangers to move into joint-second place in the SPL.

Prso put Rangers ahead from the spot on nine minutes after Garry Hay had fouled Peter Lovenkrands in the box. Ferguson drilled home the second in the 67th minute after clever build-up play from the champions. Rangers sealed the win just before the end when Greer diverted another Ferguson shot into his own net.

Dundee United 2
Livingston 0

David Fernandez and Peter Canero scored in either half to earn Dundee United victory over struggling Livingston.

The impressive Fernandez rose in the penalty box to score with a flashing header from Barry Robson's corner. Prior to scoring, the Spaniard had gone close with a header and saw two powerful strikes from distance well saved by Livi 'keeper Roddy McKenzie. Canero scored his first goal for United when he blazed the ball home from the centre of the penalty box.

Dunfermline 0 Aberdeen 2

Stevie Crawford scored his first Aberdeen goal as he helped sink his former team at East End Park.

Barry Nicholson, another Pars old boy, teed up Crawford, who slammed the ball high into the net in the 35th minute. Scott Severin then beat Greg Shields to Jamie Smith's 44th minute free kick to score with a close range header. Lee Makel missed a chance to haul the home side back into the game when he blasted a penalty off the post after Alexander Diamond had handled the ball.

Motherwell 5
Falkirk 0

A Richie Foran double and goals from Jim Hamilton, Shaun Fagan and Scott McDonald gave Motherwell an easy win.

Hamilton blasted in the opener after 32 minutes, before Foran's neat finish made it 2-0 just before the interval. Careless defending from Falkirk allowed Foran to steer in his second goal almost immediately after the restart. Fagan added a fourth after 58 minutes with a superb strike from 30 yards, before an angled drive from McDonald wrapped up the points.

Inverness Caley 0
Hearts 1

Rudi Skacel continued his wonderful scoring record as Hearts opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the SPL.

The Czech international scored his seventh goal in seven games when he drilled in a low shot after 28 minutes. Inverness thought they had equalised in the 41st minute through Craig Dargo, but the striker was ruled offside. The home side pushed forward late on and went close when Craig Brewster's headed knockdown was forced narrowly wide by the knees of Grant Munro.

Hibernian 0
Celtic 1
Stilian Petrov grabbed the all-important goal this afternoon as Celtic edged a tight clash with Hibernian at Easter Road.

For our extended Scottish Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, and top goalscorers) click here.

For comprehensive Scottish Premier League match reports, click here.

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Egyptian League Review

Official Sweetpatch Reporter for the Egyptian League, Mohamed Talaat, brings us a summary of all the action from this weekend's week 4 matches: Egyptian League Review
Al Ahy 1
ENNPI 0
A great match between the champions and the runners up of the last season, Al Ahly continues winning by a great header from Mohamed Barakat in min 72.
Al Alamonium 0
Zamalek 2
In a good match and from two good shoots, Al Zamalek wins by Moataz Eno in min 16 & 55.
Asmant el Suiz 3
Al Ismaily 2
Al Ismaily loses the league top in El Suiz city, Asmant el Suiz scores in min 41 by Ahmed Zaghloul and Mohamed Al Saghir in min 65 and Mohamed Salam in min 77, Al Ismaily scores in min 68 by Mohamed Mohsen Abou Gerisha and in min 89 by Mohamed Salah Abou Gerisha.
Al Ittihad 2
El Koroum 0
Mohamed Farouk in min 39 and Mohamed El Yamany in min 90.
El Geish (Army) 0
Ghazl el Mahalah 1
Ekramy Abdel Aziz scores in min 49.
El Masry 0
Asmant Asuit 0
Say no more...
Arab Contractors 1
Harras el Hedoud 2
Amir Salah Zaky scores in min 23 from a penalty kick for Arab Contractors then Ahmed Ayoub equalizes in min 28 from a penalty kick also and Abdel Salam Nagah scores the winner in min 60.

For comprehensive Egyptian League match information, click here.

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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Send your mates a message this weekend

Send your mates a message this weekend Send your mates a message this weekend to celebrate a goal or a win for your team, or to wind them up about their team loosing.

yomego™ Football Fanatics lets you create your favourite player in the colours of any club and create animated messages (with up to a 1000 characters of text). Watch your player hold the cup, score, jump for joy, get a red card and more!

Download your yomego™ Football Fanatics mobile application today and put a smile on your mates face today.

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Portuguese BetandWin.com League News

Official Sweetpatch Reporter for the Portuguese BetandWin League, Miguel Carmo, brings us an update of the latest news from the league: Portuguese BetandWin.com League News
Porto Injuries

Tomo Sokota, striker of FC Porto, will be out for several months due a knee injury he picked up in the Champions League match against Glasgow Rangers this week, that Porto lost 3-2. Central defender Pedro Emanuel, also injured in the same match, will be out of action for at least 3 games.

Preview of
Braga v FC Porto

Last year this game ended 1-1. It was the first game for Porto in the league and was also the start of the magnificent performance of Braga. This year Braga coach Jesualdo Ferreira said that Braga will fight to be the League winner. Porto is facing several problems with the strikers!

First Tomo Sokota, today Hugo Almeida and Lisandro, McCarthy has discipline problems Let's wait to see what Coach Adriense will choose to score goals against the best defense of the Portuguese league.

Preview of
the rest

Sporting plays in a very difficult stadium Choupana Madeira against Nacional. Nacinal has one of the best Portuguese managers Manuel Machado, and when playing at their stadium they are almost unbeatable. Sporting can not loose points!

Benfica plays at home against one of the weakest teams in Portuguese league! I think that if Ronald Koeman doesn' win this match then his place as Benfica manager is in danger.

For our brand new extended Portuguese League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, and top goalscorers) click here.

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Friday, September 16, 2005

Pro Evolution Soccer 5 Demo Now Available

FIFA 06 Demo: Revolution Patch v2.0 @ FIFA 4 Fans.comPro Evolution Soccer 5, aka Winning Eleven 9, furthers the realism, on and off-the-ball movement and intuitive control of the best-selling football series with Producer Shingo 'Seabass' Takaska and his team at KCE Tyo Inc. implementing a host of new gameplay features and aesthetic touches as he continues his quest to deliver the most realistic football title on any format.

This Pro Evolution Soccer 5 demo features 4 playable sides: Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Valencia, but has no commentary/voice overs.

Download this excellent Demo direct from our Download Boutique.

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Italian Lega Calcio Review

Official Sweetpatch Reporter for the Italian Lega Calcio, Mahmoud Hagi, brings us a summary of the recent action: Italian Lega Calcio Review
Inter 2
Palermo 3
In a surprising match to Inter fans their team was defeated at the hands of Palermo who were leading the game by three goals to nil through Youginio Chorino, Christian Terletzuet, & Steven Machinoa until the substitute Julio Cruz proved his worth and came on the pitch to score two successive goals in 86 min and stoppage time . Inter fans didn't believe that this is the team who won their last game 3-0.
AC Milan 3
Siena 1
AC Milan fans were very happy as they saw their team return to their good form after beating Siena by three goals to one and it could have been more but for the easy chances wasted by the Milanian players. Goals for AC Milan came through Ambrosini, Sheva & Kaka while the only goal for Siena came through Tudor (a previous player at Juventus).
Juventus 4
Empoli 0
Juventus completed their 100% run in the league after beating the weak team Empoli by four goals to nil to continue defending their title. Juventus completely dominated the game from the start and scored four deserved goals by David Trezeguet scoring two goals, new signing Patrick Viera, & Mauro Camoranesi. By this result Juventus remain on top of the league for the second week.
Udinese 1
AS Roma 0
Udinese refuses to let Juventus be on top alone where they share first place with Juventus when they beat Roma by one goal to nil through the Ghanaian player Soli Montari who scored also their only goal in the first match. Roma return to ninth place.
Chievo Verona 1
Parma 0
Chievo jump to eleventh place in the league as they beat Parma by one goal to nil through David Mandelli in the 11th min.
Livorno 1
Trevisio 0
Livorno show they are a good team and can live with the giants of the Lega Calcio when they beat the newly promoted side Trevisio by one goal to nil coming through the player Lucarrelli in the 90th min.

Lecce 0
Ascoli 0

Ascoli show that they didn't get promoted just to return back to the second division as they drew with Lecce 0-0 following the draw the previous week with the giants of Milan.
Messina 2 Fiorentina 2
In a good competitive game full of goals and real football Messina draw with Fiorentina as they came from behind and scored two goals. Luca Toni & Valieer Bugnof scored the two goals for Fiorentina while Di Napoli & Zoro Kpolo scored the two goals for Messina.
Sampadoria 3
Reggina 0
Sampadoria had their first three points in the new season after beating the weaker team of Reggina by three goals to nil in a very comfortable win. The goals came through Bannazzoli, Sergio Folpi and Anderia Gasparonni in 16min, 56 min , 85min respectively.
Calgiari 1
Lazio 1
Lazio completed their good start, which is better than that of the last season, when they draw with Calgiari. The goals were scored by David Sauzo scoring for Calgiari & Sabestiano Sivillia scoring for Lazio.

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UEFA Champions League Review

Following Matchday 1 yesterday we check out a brief summary of all the action below: UEFA Champions League Review
Group A
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Club Brugge  1
Juventus 2

Italian champions Juventus FC began their UEFA Champions League Group A campaign in fine fashion with a 2-1 win at Club Brugge KV. The visitors created enough opportunities to have won more comfortably, but in the event Pavel Nedvěd's free-kick and David Trezeguet's exquisite lob proved sufficient. Fabio Capello's side were made to sweat late on, though, as Jeanvion Yulu-Matondo pulled a goal back and Patrick Vieira was sent off.

Rapid Wien 0
Bayern Munich 1
FC Bayern München coach Felix Magath had talked of the importance of kicking off this UEFA Champions League Group A campaign on a winning note - and his side duly obliged with a 1-0 victory against SK Rapid Wien.
Group B
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Ajax 1
Sparta Prague 1
Wesley Sneijder's strike a minute into added time cancelled out Miroslav Matušovič's opener to earn AFC Ajax a draw at AC Sparta Praha in the opening round of fixtures in UEFA Champions League Group B.
Arsenal 2
Thun 1
A goal deep into added-time from Dennis Bergkamp saved ten-man Arsenal FC's blushes as the English side denied FC Thun a famous draw on their UEFA Champions League debut at Highbury.
Group C
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Udinese 3
Panathinaikos 0
A hat-trick by Vincenzo Iaquinta gave Udinese Calcio a perfect start to their debut UEFA Champions League campaign with a convincing win against Panathinaikos FC at the Friuli stadium.
Werder Bremen 0
Barcelona 2
Although playing in front of a full and frenetic crowd at the Weserstadion had threatened to cause FC Barcelona some difficulty, the Spanish champions struck in either half through Deco and Ronaldinho against Werder Bremen to put themselves in an early position of strength in Group C.
Group D
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Benfica 1
Lille 1
The home side were being held to a goalless draw by a well-organised LOSC Lille Métropole at Estádio da Luz before Italian striker Fabrizio Miccoli headed a winning goal in the second minute of added time to give coach Ronald Koeman his first competitive victory since taking charge of the Portuguese champions in the summer.
Villarreal 0
Man United 0
Villarreal CF made a solid debut in the UEFA Champions League by holding their vastly more experienced Group D rivals Manchester United FC to an entertaining, but goalless, draw. The home team could even have taken all three points against opponents who played the last 26 minutes with ten men following the dismissal of Wayne Rooney for two yellow cards in quick succession. Villarreal pressed the visitors back for much of the final 20 minutes, but eventually had to settle for a stalemate.

For comprehensive UEFA Champions League match reports, click here.

Also, for our brand new extended UEFA Champions League coverage (including league tables, latest results and next matches, and top goalscorers) click here.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

FIFA 06 Demo: Revolution Patch v2.0 @ FIFA 4 Fans.com

FIFA 06 Demo: Revolution Patch v2.0 @ FIFA 4 Fans.comSo don't you think that 5 teams in the FIFA 06 Demo are enough? Well, FIFA 4 Fans.com has the right download for you - something like this has never been released for a FIFA Demo before: The Revolution Patch for FIFA 06 Demo.

They have added all 18 German Bundesliga teams and 10 more international top teams to the FIFA 06 Demo! The feature list gets longer and now includes:

  • all 18 Bundesliga teams added (tactics, formation, standard situations, etc...)
  • 10 international teams (Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Juventus Turin, Inter Milan and Paris SG)
  • all together 70 kits for this teams (home, away and keeper)
  • the correct Mini Kits for the menus
  • the correct team logos for the menus
  • Flags and banners
  • new balls
  • new boots
  • new menu background for the first menu screen

This certainly does seem to be the ultimate FIFA 06 Demo Expander patch so far.

Download this excellent Patch direct from our Download Boutique.

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UEFA Champions League Review

Following Matchday 1 yesterday we check out a brief summary of all the action below: UEFA Champions League Review
Group E
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PSV 1
Schalke 0
PSV Eindhoven did enough to indicate that last year's run to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals was no fluke, with a hard-fought victory over FC Schalke 04 in the Netherlands.
AC Milan 3
Fenerbahçe 1
Two goals in the final three minutes gave AC Milan victory against a valiant Fenerbahçe SK side. Brazilian playmaker Kaká's stunning strike three minutes from time shattered the Turkish champions' resistance before Andriy Shevchenko added a clinching third goal.
Group F
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Olympiacos 1
Rosenborg 3
Alejandro Lago put through his own net early on but Rosenborg fought back as Per Skjelbred equalised just before half-time and another own goal, this one a freak effort from Dimitrios Mavrogenidis, put them ahead. Øyvind Storflor's last-minute strike sealed Rosenborg's first Champions League away win in 17 attempts.
Lyon 3
Real Madrid 0
Olympique Lyonnais started their UEFA Champions League campaign in superb fashion as an impressive first-half display earned a 3-0 Group F success against Real Madrid CF.
Group G
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Real Betis 1
Liverpool 2
A blistering start by Liverpool FC ensured they took all three points from their opening UEFA Champions League Group G game away to Real Betis Balompié, goals inside the first quarter-hour from Florent Sinama-Pongolle and Luis García earning the holders a 2-1 win.
Chelsea 1
Anderlecht 0
For the third successive UEFA Champions League campaign, Chelsea FC got off to a winning start as an early Frank Lampard goal earned them their first three-point haul in Group G, though the English team's supremacy should have brought them a more comfortable victory.
Group H
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Artmedia 0
Internazionale 1
UEFA Champions League football was welcomed to the Slovakian capital for the first time with a roar as FC Artmedia Bratislava kicked off their inaugural group stage campaign against FC Internazionale Milano. The Italian side's greater experience was made to tell, however, as Julio Cruz's first-half strike earned last season's quarter-finalists a 1-0 victory in Group H.
Rangers 3
Porto 2
Portuguese defender Pepe appeared to have given Porto a share of the spoils with two goals after Peter Løvenkrands and Dado Pršo had twice put the home side ahead, but Sotirios Kyrgiakos gave Rangers maximum points with a headed goal five minutes from time.

For comprehensive UEFA Champions League match reports, click here.

Also, for our brand new extended UEFA Champions League coverage (including league tables, latest results and next matches, and top goalscorers) click here.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Kit Raptor 2GK for FIFA 06 Demo

Kit Raptor 2GK for FIFA 06 DemoThanks to Ariel at SoccerAccess you can now download version 1.1 of the Kit Raptor 2GK for FIFA 06 Demo.

With this utility you can easily import/export kits (1GK: 512 x 512 and 2GK: 768 x 768).

Kit Raptor has been programmed taking advantage of the interaction between Flash and Script Languages. This results in a friendly and more comprehensive interface than previous Raptors as you may have noticed if you have downloaded Football Center.

Click on image on the right for a full size screenshot and then download this excellent Utility direct from our Download Boutique.

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FIFA 06 Face Textures to FIFA 2005 Patch

FIFA 06 Face Textures to FIFA 2005 PatchSweetpatch Posse Developer Hayan has provided his FIFA 06 Faces Textures to FIFA 2005 Patch for you today. He has converted the face and hair textures from the FIFA 06 Demo into FIFA 2005 for:

  • Kaka (AC Milan)
  • Heinze (Manchester United)
  • Marquez (Barcelona)

Click on image on right for a full size screenshot and then download these excellent Faces direct from our Download Boutique.

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Become an Official Sweetpatch League Reporter

Become an official reporter for your favourite Football LeagueAs the new seasons are now upon us, here at Sweetpatch we would very much like to bring you comprehensive coverage of all the most popular leagues around the world.

From all your previous applications we are now (or soon will be) offering the following leagues to you:

  • Dutch Holland Casino Eredivisie (active)
  • English Premiership (active)
    • Chelsea (active)
    • Manchester United (active)
  • Coca Cola League 2 (active)
  • German Bundesliga (awaiting start up)
  • Italian Calcio (active)
  • Mexico (awaiting start up)
  • Portugal (awaiting start up)
  • Romanian Premier League (awaiting start up)
  • Scottish Premier League (active)
  • Suriname (awaiting start up)
  • Switzerland Axpo League (awaiting start up)

To help us achieve our goal we are still missing some important leagues. Would you be interested in becoming an official Sweetpatch Reporter for any of the following leagues:

  • American MLS
  • English Coca Cola Championship
  • English Coca Cola League 1
  • Spanish La Liga
  • any other important ones you feel are missing

If you would like to take on any of these league(s) then please complete the application form by clicking here.

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Monday, September 12, 2005

Reckon you can bend it like Beckham in FIFA 06?

Reckon you can bend it like Beckham in FIFA 06?Joystick Junkies is searching for gamers to come and show the UK what they’re made of, win cash for charity and a bucket load of prizes for themselves, at the new monthly games tournament Trueplayerz launching Sunday September 25th.

Trueplayerz offers everyone the chance to play new games, score great prizes and win cash for the charity of their choice. The unique concept behind Trueplayerz is that the winner of each tournament decides where the money goes. It’s as simple as that.

FIFA 2006 will give you the total football experience with even more responsive gameplay. Don’t miss this month’s Game School session with 2006 FIFA champion Paul Gordon showing off some hot tips and tricks.

You'll also be able to test your skill at Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, Burnout Revenge and Capcom Fighting Jam and there will be loads of game pods to try out all the top games from a range of games companies.

Visit Joystick Junkies for more info.

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Andriy Shevchenko Face Update for FIFA 06 Demo

Andriy Shevchenko Face Update for FIFA 06 DemoSweetpatch Posse Developer Hayan has made an update of Andriy Shevchenko's head and face textures for including in your FIFA 06 Demo. (Click on image on right for full size screenshot).

Download this excellent Face direct from our Download Boutique.

Hayan will release more faces and other files as soon as the full version of FIFA 06 is released.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

English Premier League: Chelsea 2 Sunderland 0

English Premier League: Chelsea 2 Sunderland 0Last weekend they were locked in World Cup qualification conflict. This Saturday they were united in maintaining Chelsea’s place at the top of the league. The Blues’ goals against Sunderland came out of Africa as Gérémi and Didier Drogba found the net in the second-half, both fine goals in their own way.

Gérémi, in the team at right-back for the rested Paulo Ferreira was solid throughout, his goal was his second for Chelsea and his first for over a year-and-a-half. Drogba, his opponent last Sunday who came on as a substitute today, already has five goals for the season.

This was no game of multiple chances but with the defence as rock solid as ever, those two breakthroughs were easily enough to dispose of no-points Sunderland.

There was a big boost before kick-off. The Chelsea team line-up contained the considerable presence of John Terry. His tweaked knee ligaments had recovered with such rapidity that he missed precisely zero Chelsea games through the injury.

Of the other announced injury concerns, on the balance the news was good. Asier del Horno was able to continue at left-back, Petr Cech was in goal and Hernán Crespo was handed the task of leading the attack. Joe Cole and Damien Duff made the bench which left just Claude Makelele ruled out completely.

Michael Essien assumed Makelele’s deep midfield role with Gudjohnsen slipping into the spare midfield place. Shaun Wright-Phillips started his second consecutive game at the Bridge.

  • 1-0: There was a big helping hand from Sunderland. Andy Welsh (only just introduced into the action for a concussed Alan Stubbs) showed feet of clay as he collected a throw from the keeper. Gérémi pounced and with a firm boot, drove the ball low under Davis from 25 yards, the keeper far from impressing in his attempt to keep the shot out.
  • 2-0: With nine minutes to go, Essien who looked as if he could play another 90 minutes on the back of this one burst through the Sunderland midfield. Duff on the left crossed and Arca at the far-post proved no obstacle for Drogba as he rose and planted his header low, just inside the near post. It was Chelsea’s number 15 at his very best.

The edge was taken off an efficient afternoon’s work by the sight of del Horno coming off a couple of minutes from the end. He was in discomfort, was incapable of even a jog and was clutching the back of his thigh. With Wayne Bridge yet to prove his full fitness, that clearly has the potential to pose José Mourinho problems.

Which is more than any opposition attack has done this Premiership campaign. The goals-against column still reads zero. Six wins on the spin at the start of the season (including the Community Shield) is one better than last year and matches the club’s best ever start. That was in 1928 in the old Second Division.

Check out the full match report by clicking here.

© 2005 The Official Chelsea FC Website

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English Premier League Review

Following this weekend's matches we check out a brief summary of all the action below: Barclays Premiership Review
Birmingham 0
Charlton 1
Darren Bent enabled Alan Curbishley to celebrate his 600th league game in charge of Charlton Athletic with three points at Birmingham City to maintain their 100 per cent start to the campaign.
Bolton 0 Blackburn 0
Defences were on top as Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers had to settle for a point apiece in a hard-fought Lancashire derby.
Chelsea 2
Sunderland 0
Chelsea continued their 100 per cent start to the new season and remain top of the Barclays Premiership thanks to second half goals from Geremi and substitute Didier Drogba against Sunderland.
Everton  0
Portsmouth 1
Everton dropped into the bottom three of the Barclays Premiership as their difficult start to the season continued when Portsmouth claimed their first win of the campaign at Goodison Park.
Man United 1
Man City 1
Manchester City's 31-year wait for a derby victory at Old Trafford goes on - but they may never come closer without ending the drought.
Middlesbrough 2
Arsenal 1
Arsenal's credentials as genuine title challengers took a severe buffeting as they spluttered to defeat at Middlesbrough.
Newcastle 1
Fulham 1
Ten-man Newcastle United needed the brilliance of teenage substitute Charles N'Zogbia to prevent record signing Michael Owen's welcome party turning sour.
Spurs 0
Liverpool 0
Liverpool and Spurs played out an entertaining encounter at White Hart Lane as England hopefuls Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch failed to break the deadlock in front of watching national boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.
WBA 1
Wigan 2
Jimmy Bullard scored an injury-time winner as Wigan Athletic came from behind to seal a second successive victory and hand West Bromwich Albion a third straight defeat.

For comprehensive Barclays Premiership match reports, click here.

For our brand new extended English Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, and top goalscorers) click here.

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Scottish Premier League Review

Official Sweetpatch Reporter for the Scottish Premier League, Gaz Scott, brings us a summary of all the action from the weekend's matches: Scottish Premier League Review
Inverness 1
Motherwell 2

Motherwell came back from behind to claim a hard-worked victory in an exciting game in Inverness.

Caley Thistle player-boss Craig Brewster headed his side into a first-half lead after striking the post with an earlier effort. But Scott McDonald drove home the equaliser after Motherwell boss Terry Butcher switched to three up front. And Willie Kinniburgh put Well ahead when he forced the ball home following a cross to the back post.

Celtic 2
Aberdeen 0

Goals from Maciej Zurawski and Stilian Petrov gave Celtic the points on the 20th anniversary of Jock Stein's death.

The home side took the lead after 13 minutes when Zurawski exchanged passes with John Hartson before blasting high into the net. Petrov made it 2-0 after an hour when he drilled a low shot past Ryan Esson after good work from Zurawski.

Hibernian 2 Dundee United 1

Ivan Sproule was again the hero for Hibs as he came off the bench to net the winner at Easter Road.

Former Hibee Grant Brebner put United ahead after 14 minutes when he slotted home a David Fernandez cross. Gary O'Connor levelled from the spot minutes later, after Michael Stewart had been pulled down by Stuart Duff. Sproule rifled home the winner after 70 minutes, following a superb chipped pass from Garry O'Connor.

Kilmarnock 3
Dunfermline 2

Danny Invincibile's stoppage-time winner ensured that Kilmarnock recorded a deserved victory over battling Dunfermline Athletic.

Mark Burchill had fired Dunfermline into a surprise early lead from close range, but Rhian Dodds slotted in a quick equaliser. Kris Boyd slammed Killie into the lead, but Derek Young volleyed in a second equaliser after the break. But Invincibile ensured Killie extended their unbeaten run to six games.

Falkirk 1
Rangers 1

Substitute Daniel McBreen's superb header gave Falkirk a share of the spoils to further dent Rangers' hopes of retaining the Scottish title.

Craig Ireland's tug on the shirt of Thomas Buffel had given Nacho Novo the chance for the opener and the Spaniard slotted home the penalty kick. Falkirk goalkeeper Matt Glennon denied a lethargic Rangers several times. And McBreen rose to head home an Alan Gow cross before Glennon saved superbly late on from Barry Ferguson.

For our brand new extended Scottish Premier League coverage (including league table, latest results and next matches, and top goalscorers) click here.

For comprehensive Scottish Premier League match reports, click here.

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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Play FIFA 06 First in Photos

Play FIFA 06 First in Photos Following my visit to EA UK last week to be one of the first people outside of EA to play the full version of FIFA 06, today we have some great photos from the day for you.

Click here to visit our Play FIFA 06 First Gallery.

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Add FIFA 06 Demo Settings into FIFA 2005

Add FIFA 06 Demo Settings into FIFA 2005This great little patch from Jean-Michel Peyrou (JoMi) adds the FIFA 06 Demo settings into FIFA 2005. This will be most noticeable by the way the players move around the pitch. You will notice a big change and it makes the game far more realistic.

To add these settings into FIFA 2005 you will also need the fantastic Tactic Master 1.0 from Rinaldo.

Download these Settings direct from our Download Boutique and transform your game of FIFA 2005 immediately.

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Arsenal Wet Kits Pack for FIFA 2005

Arsenal Wet Kits Pack for FIFA 2005Today we bring you Sweetpatch Development Posse member, Anubhav Ashok's, Arsenal Wet Kits Pack for FIFA 2005. This basically gives a wet look to the kits, (click on image on right for full size screenshot), and includes the following kits:

  • home
  • away
  • alternate
  • goalkeeper
  • second goalkeeper
  • and training

Download these Kits direct from our Download Boutique.

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Friday, September 9, 2005

FIFA 06 Manager - Demo Available

FIFA 06 Manager - Demo AvailableFIFA Manager 06 offers a new, accessible interface and a range of features that steers the genre towards a new level of gameplay.

New features include the Match Analysis Tool that lets you dissect any team’s performance and then use that information to fine tune your tactics

Read the latest news, match reports and rumours in footballworld, an in-game website that provides a one-stop portal for all the latest statistics and management news for your club and others.

FIFA Manager 06 is the only management simulation to boast fully-licensed teams and players from every major league around the world. When coupled with the involving and immersive gameplay FIFA Manager 06 becomes the must-have purchase for football fans everywhere.

Download the FIFA Manager 06 demo right now from our Download Boutique.

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WCG Online Qualifying

WCG Online QualifyingIt's that time of year when nations from around the world run qualifiers to select their best player for each tournament game to play in the final of the World Cyber Games (WCG). This year's finals are being held in Singapore and one of the tournament games is FIFA 2005.

By a process of online and offline events they arrive at UK Finalists who will then play each other at a high-profile event to decide the UK's finest player.

They have already held one offline (or LAN) qualifier in Edinburgh in early August and now is the chance for players to participate online to try and earn your spot at the UK Finals.

To represent the UK playing FIFA 2005, register via the tournament website by clicking here.

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Answers to your FIFA 06 questions

Answers to your FIFA 06 questionsBefore I went to EA UK to play FIFA 06, people in the community posted questions for me to pose to EA during the day.

Click here to check out the questions and honest answers from EA.

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FIFA 06 Career Mode Chat Log

FIFA 06 Career Mode Chat LogFollowing this week's great online chat with 3 of the FIFA 06 developers, EA have released the full Chat Log.

There were some great questions from people attending and plenty of answers to go with them. Without further ado, click here for the chat log for those who weren't able to be there.

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Thursday, September 8, 2005

Played FIFA 06 First

Played FIFA 06 FirstIt's now 1am Thursday morning and I have just arrived back in Cornwall after an excellent day at EA's European headquarters in Chertsey, Surrey (near London) where we were the first people in the UK to play FIFA 06.

Sam Bennett and Pete Closs put on a great event and it was a pleasure to put faces to email addresses as myself, Andy Orchard, Dave Paterson and Dan Bream(ster) represented the Sweetpatch site at this event. It was also good to meet up with Kevin Redding (who used to assist here at the site and also play in the SFTLA).

During the afternoon we:

  • saw the first ever screening of the 2 TV adverts to be used for FIFA 06 this year
  • had a FIFA 06 presentation from FIFA 06 lead producer Hugues Ricour who provided us background into the game development and the changes introduced this year. His honest message was:
    • The dream for FIFA 06 = Attacking Gameplay + Deeper Manager Mode + Authenticity = TOTAL FOOTBALL
  • partook in a Q&A session where I asked some questions that had been posted in our forums (answers coming soon)
  • played FIFA 06 in a Free-play session where we had some time to get some practice in before the...
  • FIFA 06 Tournament took place. Kev Redding beating Dan Bream 2-1 in a close final. Kev won himself a PSP with FIFA on it for his victory celebration.

I have to say that the information Hugues provided was very very encouraging. EA had accepted that Pro Evo was a good game and FIFA needed to improve and set out this year to make FIFA 06 the best football game ever. They took a new approach to the game development and employed a new team to create the game (75% of the staff are new on the FIFA team this year) and I really honestly feel that the game is at last fulfilling its potential.

We will have some more reviews and photos of the day coming soon but it is now time for me to say goodnight.

For an excellent summary of the day check out Dan Bream's article by clicking here.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2005

FIFA 06 News - 2nd EA Sports Web Chat Tonight

FIFA 06 News - 2nd EA Sports Web ChatDon't forget that tonight at 7pm EA Sports are giving you another opportunity to talk directly to 4 members of the development team to get the scoop on what to expect from the game this year.

Their second chat will focus on the hugely expanded Career Mode.

The first chat session focused on gameplay and you can read the full chat log by clicking here.

Please note: There will be no news for at least 24 hours as I am off to EA UK on Wednesday and will not be back until very late in the evening/early morning.

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FIFA 06 Competition Winners Announced

FIFA 06 Competition Winner AnnouncedThe 2 lucky additional winners who will attend with me at EA UK on Wednesday 7th September and be some of the first people in the world to play in a special FIFA 06 tournament are:

  • Andy Orchard from Saltash, Cornwall; and
  • Dan Bream from Kent.

We will have more competitions coming soon.

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Egyptian League Review

Official Sweetpatch Reporter for the Egyptian League, Mohamed Talaat, brings us a summary of all the action from this weekend's week 3 matches: Egyptian League Review
Ghazl el Mahala 1
Al Ahy 3
A great victory in the last minutes after good substitutions, Al Ahly leads in min 17 by a lucky header by Flavio, in the second half El Mahala scores in min 54 by Hesham Sayed but in 85 Emad el Nahas scores a good goal with his head then Mohamed Barakat scores in the 5th minute of extra time with a fantastic pass from Emad Meteeb.
Zamalek 3
Arab Contractors 1
El Zamalek continue winning in the league, Arab Contractors leads in min 19 by Tamer Adel from a defensive fault, but in min 25 Wael el Qabany scores from a good shot and in min 51 Ibrahim el Bahnasy scores a goal in his team and from a penalty shot Hazem Emam scores in min 68.
El Ismaily 2
El Ittihad 0
Omar Gamal scores in min 24 then Mohamed Mohsen Abou-Gerisha scores in min 28.
ENNPI 2
Al Alamonium 1
Amr Zaky in min 43 and Mohamed Thabet in min 66 for Ennpi, and Ashraf Abdel-Wahab in min 75 for el Alemonium.
El Koroum 3
El Masry 2
Scores for El Masry Hossam Hssan in min 23 Ibrahim Hassan in min 51 and Ahmed Hafiz in min 69, and for El Koroum Sherif Farouk in minutes 12 and 83.
Asmant Asiout 1
El Geish (Army) 0
The first win this season for Asmant Asuit as Meleso Boba Scores in min 55.
Harras el Hdou 1
Asmant El Suiz 1
Yasser Ali scores for Asmant el Suiz in min 43, then Abdel-Salam Nagah equalizes in min 67.

For comprehensive Egyptian League match information, click here.

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FIFA 06 News - PC System Specs

FIFA 06 News - PC System SpecsWondering if your computer will run the PC version of FIFA 06? Compare your computer to the final system specs here:

OS
Windows XP/2000
Processor
Intel Pentium III or equivalent 1.3 GHz
Memory
256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
Hard Drive
1.2GB
Disc Drive
8 Speed
Video Card
32MB
Supported video cards
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX or greater, ATI Radeon 7500 or greater. Laptop models of these chipsets are not guaranteed to run this game
Sound Card
DirectX 9.0c compatible
DirectX
Version 9.0c
Online Multiplayer
56.6Kbps; 2 Players
LAN
TCP/IP compliant network; 2 Players
Single System Multiplayer
2-4 Players
Input
Keyboard, mouse or supported dual analogue gamepad. A dual analogue gamepad such as the Logitech Dual Action is recommended.

Not too much of a beast required but we all know the better spec PC we have the better the gameplay experience will be.

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FIFA 06 Demo Lite Edition

FIFA 06 Demo Lite EditionMania Software, our partners and a team of Russian developers, are glad to announce the new release of FIFA 06 Demo Light Edition .

Well known for creating utilities such as FIFA 2005 Music Changer and FIFA 2005 Demo Customizer, they have also done quite a good job diminishing the size of EA Sports FIFA demos to reasonable scales. This year EA Sports has released a demo that weighs about 200 Mb, which is few times bigger than their previous demo versions of the FIFA Series.

To fix it Mania Software tried very hard and succeeded in reducing the demo’s size. With their help the very recent FIFA 06 Demo has been transformed from a heavy 213 Mb jabberwocky into a light demo that weighs only 33.5 Mb.

With their FIFA 06 Demo Lite Edition you are able to save some disk space. They tried to protect the rights of those, who do not have a good Internet connection, pay a lot for traffic or simply do not have enough free space on HDD.

Moreover, Mania Software have made a modicum of changes that are, they are sure, effective to bring a better football game into the demo.

The FIFA 06 Demo Lite Edition provides:

  • FIFA 06 Demo reduced to 35.5 Mb size (without loosing quality of gameplay)
  • Linesmen and a referee on the field
  • 1024x768 screen resolution

To compress the FIFA 06 Demo they got rid of some useless demo version stuff, such as music files and pre-screens. Removing the pre-screens speeds up the process of getting into the game itself.

Download this excellent FIFA 06 Demo Lite Edition direct from our Download Boutique

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Monday, September 5, 2005

2 more chances to play FIFA 06 weeks before it is released!

2 more chances to play FIFA 06 weeks before it is released!Due to a couple of dropouts we've got a pair of extra places available for the unique event on Wednesday at EA's European Headquarters. If you would like to come along and satisfy the following criteria:

1. Must be able to travel to EA European Headquarters at Chertsey, Surrey, UK for a 13:30 start on Wednesday
2. Must be aged 18 or over

Then make your entry in our forum now by clicking here.

Competition closes at midnight BST tonight (Monday 5th September) and the winners will be selected randomly from all entries.

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Demo Raptor for FIFA 06

Demo Raptor for FIFA 06Soccer Access have released their Demo Raptor for FIFA 06. They had received many e-mails and messages asking for Raptors for FIFA 06 and they just could not refuse to give you what you deserve (click on screenshot for a full size image).

Features:

  • Quick Start
  • Skip Front End (that means you don´t need to go through in game menus to start a match)
  • Select Stadium
  • Really Working Difficulty Level Selection
  • and more.

Download this excellent Demo Raptor direct from our Download Boutique

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Real Madrid Face Pack 2005

Real Madrid Face Pack 2005Today we have an excellent file from Sweetpatch Development Posse member Amit_Zidane_Beckham, with his Real Madrid Face Pack 2005 for you (click on screenshot for a full size image).

It includes 15 faces for the 2005/06 squad for:

  1. David Beckham
  2. Carlos Diogo
  3. Gravesen
  4. Guti
  5. Ivan Helguera
  6. Iker Casillas
  7. Portillo
  8. Raul
  9. Raul Bravo
  10. Roberto Carlos
  11. Robinho
  12. Ronaldo
  13. Salgado
  14. Woodgate
  15. Zidane

Download these excellent faces direct from our Download Boutique

If you want to keep an eye on all Amit_Zidane_Beckham's face developments, where you can even request your required faces for him to consider, click here now.

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Italian Lega Calcio Review

New Official Sweetpatch Reporter for the Italian Lega Calcio, Mahmoud Hagi, brings us a summary of recent action: Italian Lega Calcio Review
Inter 3
Triviso 0
Adriano proved his worth and continued his good performances that began with the Brazil team in the Continental Cup & the Italian Super Cup. He scored a hatrick to put Inter at the top of the table for the first week and shows that a new best goal scorer will appear in the the Lega Calcio.
AC Milan 1
Ascoli 1
AC Milan continued their bad performances since the UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool when they were behind by a goal for Ascoli in the 58 min but Sheva proved that he is always the hero of Milan when he scored the equalizer five minutes later to end the game in a draw that looked like a defeat for AC Milan fans who want their team crowned as the champions of the new season.
AS Roma 3
Reggina 0
Luciano Speletti proved that he could take Roma back to their beautiful days to help them to win the Lega Calcio, or at least find them a place in the Champions League next season as he helped Udinese last year, as Roma won by three goals to nil with the players Mancini, De Rossi & Shasbani Nonda the new face in the Lega Calcio scoring for Roma.
Juventus 1
Chievo Verona 0
Trezeguet or Trezegoal as they call him in Italia back to scoring as he scores the only goal for Juventus in their first league match to share the top with Inter, Roma, Siena, Udinese, Livorno, Fiorontina & Lazio.
Other results
Parma 1 Palermo 1
Udinese 1 Empoli 0
Siena 2 Calgiari 1
Livorno 2 Lecce 1
Fiorontina 2 Sampadoria 1

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Sunday, September 4, 2005

Sweetpatch's Rosters 2005/2006 EPL Update

Sweetpatch's Rosters 2005/2006 EPL UpdateToday we are very pleased to bring you the latest version of Jean-Michel Peyrou's (Jomi's) Sweetpatch's Rosters 2005/2006 (English Premier League Update) updated by Dick Aldrich (Mutiger).

  • It brings you the English Premier League rosters @ 1st September (close of the transfer window), in order for you to be able to play the season 2005/2006.
  • As a bonus, some important teams in other leagues have also been updated:
    • Belgium: Anderlecht and Brugge
    • France: Lyon, Paris, Marseille and Monaco
    • Germany: Bayern, Schalke, Stuttgart, Bremen and Leverkusen
    • Holland: Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord
    • Italy: Inter, Milan, Juve and Roma
    • Portugal: Benfica, Sporting and Porto
    • Scotland: Rangers and Celtic
    • Spain: Barcelona, Real Madrid and Valencia
  • Some of the jersey numbers have also been randomly assigned as some of the time the info is not available

Download these very popular Rosters direct from our Download Boutique.

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FIFA 06 Demo - FifaMania Extras

FIFA 06 Demo - FifaMania ExtrasOur partners over at FifaMania.it have produced some great extras for your FIFA 06 Demo including:

  • FATBH Generator 06
    This includes a conversion of FifaFS 4.0 to make it work for FIFA 06 by Gabro27 plus the FATBH Generator 06 that will enable users to easily regenerate the famous .bh and .fat files for the demo, it's a must for all editors. (Download this Generator direct from our Download Boutique).
  • Fix Bug Graphic & Terna Arbitrale
    Activates the referees and linesman in the FIFA 06 Demo and also fixes some graphical bugs of the game (i.e. squared bodies). (Click on image on right for excellent full size screenshot and then download this Fix direct from our Download Boutique).
  • Kit Templates
    A pack which includes 3 different templates for FIFA 06. (Download these Templates direct from our Download Boutique).

Keep visiting FifaMania.it as they release more goodies for your FIFA 06 Demo.

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FIFA 06 Demo Graphics Patch

FIFA 06 Demo Graphics PatchCatching up after a busy few days since the FIFA 06 Demo was released, today we have PiPol from Fifa Polonia's FIFA 06 Demo Graphics Patch.

It includes:

  • Boots:
    • Adidas Predator Pulse TRX FG J (black)
    • Adidas Predator Pulse TRX FG J (white)
    • Nike Air Zoom Total 90 III (white & red)
    • Adidas F50+
    • Nike Mercurial Vapor (red)
    • Nike Mercurial Vapor (gold)
    • Adidas Predator Pulse TRX FG J (red)
    • Puma Cellerator
    • Reebok Campio
  • Ball:
    • Adidas Champions League
  • Adboards
  • Gloves:
    • NIKE Total 90
  • Logo:
    • Canal+ SPORT
  • Flags for lisesmans

Download this Graphics Patch direct from our Download Boutique.

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Friday, September 2, 2005

FIFA 06 News - 2nd EA Sports Web Chat

FIFA 06 News - 2nd EA Sports Web ChatEA Sports are giving you another opportunity to talk directly to a member of the development team to get the scoop on what to expect from the game this year.

Their second chat is set for September 6th at 7pm and will focus on the hugely expanded Career Mode. They will have not 1 but 4 developers at the web chat this time. Mark it in your diary now.

The first chat session focused on gameplay and you can read the full chat log by clicking here.

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FIFA 06 Demo - Fifakulte.com Demo Xtender

FIFA 06 Demo - Fifakulte.com Demo XtenderOur second utility is from the guys over at Fifakulte.com who have released their FIFA 06 Demo Xtender. (Click on image on right for excellent full size screenshot).

The Demo Xtender enables you to define the following game options:

  • Resolution
  • Frames per second
  • Windowed
  • Number of substitutes on bench
  • Camera
  • Difficulty
  • Radar

Download this excellent Demo Xtender direct from our Download Boutique.

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FIFA 06 Demo - Footballmatch.it Demo Patcher

FIFA 06 Demo - Footballmatch.it Demo PatcherThe first FIFA 06 Demo utility we have news of for you is FootballMatch.it's Demo Patcher. (Click on image on right for excellent full size screenshot).

The Demo Patcher enables you to define the following game options:

  • Resolution
  • Render quality
  • Difficulty
  • Game Speed
  • Windowed
  • Offsides
  • Radar
  • Chants
  • Music
  • Intro Titles

Download this excellent Demo Patcher direct from our Download Boutique.

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FIFA 06 Demo - Help is here

FIFA 06 Demo - Help is hereAs some people require assistance to get their FIFA 06 Demo working effectively, we have started a collection of very useful hints and tips to help you get the most out of your demo.

We have started today with the following tips:

  • Menus Auto-selecting Continuously
    If you go into the demo and then find it impossible to select the options you want as the menus are in auto selection mode then try this solution.
  • How To Change Resolution
    If you want to change the resolution of the demo to any of the following then check out this tip:
    • 640x480x32
    • 800x600x32
    • 1024x768x32
    • 1280x1024x32
    • 1600x1200x32

If you have any other useful tips that will help people enjoy their FIFA 06 Demo then please post them by clicking here.

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Thursday, September 1, 2005

PSP Console Launched in UK

PSP Console Launched in UKTo celebrate today's UK launch of Sony's highly acclaimed PlayStation Portable (PSP) visit our "One Stop Console Shop" where you can get everything you will ever need for your PSP consoling enjoyment.

The Sony PlayStation Portable handheld system features:

  • a 480x272 widescreen display and
  • plays a variety of media in UMD (Universal Media Disc) or Memory Stick format.
  • The Sony PSP can play games, music, and movies.
  • The unit also features built-in Wi-Fi support for ad hoc networks.

Get on over to our new PSP Shop and order your copy of this ground breaking handheld entertainment system today.

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FIFA 06 Competition Winner Announced

FIFA 06 Competition Winner AnnouncedThe lucky winner who will attend with me at EA UK on Wednesday 7th September and be one of the first people in the world to play in a special FIFA 06 tournament is:

  • Dave Paterson of Lymington, Hampshire

Congratulations to Dave who wrote an excellent application for why he should be selected to attend this great event. He has followed the popular series since late 1993, when EA Sports first unleashed 'Fifa International Soccer' upon us and he will represent this site at the event next week and also agrees to write a review of the day plus a separate review of FIFA 06.

Thanks to everybody who entered and we will have more competitions coming soon.

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FIFA 06 News - PC Demo Released

FIFA 06 News - PC Demo ReleasedThe wait is finally over as the FIFA 06 PC Demo is now available to download! The demo gives you the chance to try out the latest chapter in the series which promises a combination of attacking gameplay, complete customisation, pure authenticity and the deepest manager mode ever.

The demo allows you to play in either the Azteca Stadium (Mexico) or Millennium Stadium (UK) and it contains the following teams:

  • AC Milan
  • Barcelona
  • Bayern Munich
  • Manchester United
  • Paris St Germain

Download this excellent Demo direct from our Download Boutique.

Please note: there have been some issues found with people who cannot run the demo yet, (including me :( Keep an eye on the official EA Sports Demo Feedback Forum for a fix when it arrives.

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