FIFA 12 comes out this Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
And that Mikel Arteta picture above… is NOT an in-game shot! That, my friends, is a real, unaltered, unphotoshopped image from his goal celebration in last weekend’s match against Blackburn.
This guy looks fake, man. Seriously, look at him! He looks like some sort of robot. His skin is plasticy, and so is his hair. Regardless, he scored a terrific goal last week, and I hope he makes gunner fans forget I’m-jumping-ship-before-it-gets-worse-rat-bastard Fabregas.
As for FIFA 12, I will be purchasing an Xbox 360 copy this coming Tuesday. Like a sucker, I have purchased every single yearly release since FIFA International Soccer on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). That’s right… back in 1993.
As a gamer, I am excited about this year’s release – after playing the demo on Xbox Live, the game appears much more fluid and realistic than FIFA 11, which I still play regularly. I haven’t gotten the defensive changes down yet, so I will hold off my game review until I get my hands on the real game next week. Stay tuned!
Robin van Persie is losing his patience
For once, I’m starting to almost feel sorry for this guy. Sure, he’s arrogant. And rude. And obnoxiously insulting to his opponents. Every match. Still, if you’re a human being, you gotta feel a little bad for the situation in which he finds himself this season. His best buddies are gone, Arsenal can’t buy a win, and his teammates are useless. All of them, including the new faces.
His reaction to Gervinho’s greed at one point in the match against Blackburn was just priceless. First he yells at Gervinho: “HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” And then he gives him the same look I give my children when they start fighting with each other.
I’m saying it again: this guy will be playing for Real Madrid in the summer.
Fernando Torres is getting better
Believe it folks! We saw a preview of his improvement earlier in the pre-season, and contrary to most media outlets, who only focus on his astonishing 2nd half miss against Manchester United, *I* thought he was the man of the match for Chelsea.
His passing was dead on, his cutting runs were brilliant (just look at the goal he scored early in the 2nd half), and he is commanding respect from defenders again. That is a good sign for the blues, since it opens up opportunities for the likes of Mata, Sturridge, Ramires & Co. That miss was bad, but it happens. It happened to Rooney, in his missed penalty, it happened to Ramires twice, and it happened to Berbatov; all in the same match!
Get over it, doughheads. Torres is back!
Six Alex Ferguson hasn’t seen everything
That’s right, even the man himself can be utterly stupified!
Last weekend, Nani scored a scorcher from midfield against the blues, and the only explanation I have for Fergie’s reaction is that… he must have partied with his buddy Jack Daniels before the match.
He was completely caught off guard by the goal, which was really nice, I must say. But Nani has been consistent lately. He’s been the most dangerous United player going forward for the last two seasons (I know, Rooney scores goals, but Nani helps him do just that). Moments of brilliance like that really shouldn’t come as a surprise anymore.
I hadn’t seen a reaction like that since… Ronaldo was at the club. Though Rooney’s bycicle kick goal last season nearly drew the same reaction as this past weekend’s effort. Almost.
Owen Hargreaves needs to shut the hell up already
He was borderline worthless as a Manchester United player, and now he is throwing the red devils’ medical staff under the proverbial bus as his excuse for what I like to call “no heart”.
Come on, people, seriously. This guy was clearly overrated and overpriced when SAF picked him up, and I feel he used his injury excuses over four seasons to mask the fact that he was nowhere near as good as his teammates!
No heart. Look at Hernandez! He suffered a horror tackle from pea-brain Ashley Cole last weekend, and he’s already asking to play again — same with Welbeck; this guy tore muscles, and he’s anxious to play! Hargreaves never showed that enthusiasm or willingness to show up. What a douchebag.
He scored a nice goal in the Carling Cup this week. He and Mario Balotelli are going to be a dominant force this season… in the Carling Cup.
Watch out, Aldershot, Burnley, and Crystal Palace!
Transfer Rumor of the Week
I heard Barcelona are in the hunt for the services of one Bryan Carrasco, a Chilean winger currently playing for Audax Italiano, in the Chilean first division.
I think this is a perfect find for the blaugrana; I think Carrasco will fit right in with their style of play.
Here’s a taste: