Here in the Football Transfer Tavern we are eagerly anticipating the release of FIFA 14 on the PlayStation 3 this month and excitement has been multiplied by a hilarious viral image that has arrived in the bar.
The picture displays a series of controllers designed to suit various footballers if they were to play the game in a similar style to their actual matchplay.
Of course, Chelsea misfit striker Fernando Torres gets the usual treatment as the shoot button is turned into ‘Start’ as a reference to the Spanish forward’s inability to find the net on regular occasions!
While Arsenal winger Theo Walcott appears to have lost all his buttons with the joystick stuck on the ‘R2 button’ and any massive FIFA fan will know that this facility represents sprint on the hugely popular game. We must admit that watching Theo, it often appears that he has a default sprint mode.
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has a reputation for being greedy and avoiding passing to his team-mates even when it seems the most sensible option. Therefore the viral image seems to suggest that Robben’s controller would be be missing the pass button.
Here in the tavern if you had asked us what linked Portuguese international defender Pepe and Stoke City centre back Robert Huth together, we must admit that we could have been thinking about it for a while.
However it’s obvious really; it’s they’re reputation for a tough tackle and their controller is made up of the square button which of course would produce a sliding tackle, normally resulting in a red card for the player. Something Pepe and Huth know all too well.
Then comes Barcelona wizard Xavi who only has the three pass buttons and one through ball. Given his amazing ability to retain the football, the Spanish legend certainly knows how to pass.
And then brilliantly comes Welsh legend Ryan Giggs, who started his Manchester United career back in 1990, although the former Wales international would have been already 21 by the time the first FIFA game came out in 1995. Incredible to think.