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Calling all Arsenal supporters! The new FM2010 Arsenal edition is out!
That was the attention grabbing headline that had me all in a twist on a grey Autumn morning.  It wasnt because it was calling all Arsenal supporters.  It wasnt because the Arsenal edition of the Football Manager 2010 game was out.  You see in order for you to understand my predicament, I have to take you back to the middle of the week.
Compared to many people I know, I can not be classified as the most avid of football fans.  I love the game of football (soccer to some) but I do not have a season ticket or club merchandise in my home.  I do own a shirt but its outdated by at least two seasons.  I love the game simply because Ive always loved the game.
Growing up, I had a particular affection for Mario Bros on Super Nintendo.  I played every opportunity I got. Then I graduated to Grand Theft Auto and I couldnt get enough.  But along the way, I fell off the console wagon.  Life got busy and my priorities changed. I found that when I couldnt crack a level, I got so frustrated that I couldnt enjoy the game.  So I took the drastic measure of giving away all my consoles and start living a gaming-free life.
Till today, I have never regretted my decision. I found other things to fill my time.  From reading to watching footie on the telly to whatever. I was content.  And then, the headline.
Earlier in the week, Arsenal played Liverpool in the Carling Cup and won 2-1.  The game was exciting and fast-paced and for once, I had the opportunity to watch the events unfold – live!  Arsene’s youngsters were on top form and proved the great manager is still on top form even if he didnt sign any new talent during the transfer window.  I was elated.  Ive always loved Arsene Wenger even since he moved to Arsenal years ago.  He is one of the best football managers out there – period!  Whatever your opinion of his team, the man himself can not be faulted on his love of the game or his ability to call a play that provides for thrilling football.

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Calling all Arsenal supporters! The new FM2010 Arsenal edition is out!

That was the attention grabbing headline that had me all in a twist on a grey Autumn morning.  It wasn’t because it was calling all Arsenal supporters.  It wasnt because the Arsenal edition of the Football Manager 2010 game was out.  You see in order for you to understand my predicament, I have to take you back to the middle of the week.

Compared to many people I know, I can not be classified as the most avid of football fans.  I love the game of football (soccer to some) but I do not have a season ticket or club merchandise in my home.  I do own a shirt but it’s outdated by at least two seasons.  I love the game simply because Ive always loved the game.

Growing up, I had a particular affection for Mario Bros on Super Nintendo.  I played every opportunity I got. Then I graduated to Grand Theft Auto and I couldnt get enough.  But along the way, I fell off the console wagon.  Life got busy and my priorities changed. I found that when I couldnt crack a level, I got so frustrated that I couldnt enjoy the game.  So I took the drastic measure of giving away all my consoles and start living a gaming-free life.

Till today, I have never regretted my decision. I found other things to fill my time.  From reading to watching footie on the telly to whatever. I was content.  And then, the headline.

Earlier in the week, Arsenal played Liverpool in the Carling Cup and won 2-1.  The game was exciting and fast-paced and for once, I had the opportunity to watch the events unfold – live!  Arsene’s youngsters were on top form and proved the great manager is still on top form even if he didnt sign any new talent during the transfer window.  I was elated.  Ive always loved Arsene Wenger even since he moved to Arsenal years ago.  He is one of the best football managers out there – period!  Whatever your opinion of his team, the man himself can not be faulted on his love of the game or his ability to call a play that provides for thrilling football.  He is particularly known for selecting young players and giving them a stage to develop and showcase pure, unadulterated, raw talent.

That brings me full circle to the headline.  The idea of having a game that allows me to be both a fan and be like Arsene was way too tempting to ignore.  Even if I wasnt an Arsenal supporter, the standard edition of the game would have piqued my interest as it enables me to get back into gaming in a way that would feed my love for the game and stimulate my mind as I make the important decisions relating to my beloved game.  Tomorrow, Arsenal plays Tottenham and whilst I might not be attending that game, I will be watching with a group of friends in our local pub with every intention of complaining if the game does not go in our favour.  The difference is that now, regardless of the outcome of tomorrow’s game and other subsequent games, I will be in total and complete control of both the players and the plays.  FM2010 – I can not thank you enough.  You have brought back life to my love of the game. A whole new dimension to my need for control.  Oh yeah baby! Im in football heaven.

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  • Andy said:

    Wow,
    To find out you do have football-philic receptors is awesome. I doff my hat!!!

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