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Football Manager 2017 PC Game - Argos - £16.99

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£16.99 @ Argos
Take control of your favourite football team in Football Manager 2017, the most realistic and immersive football management game to date. It's the closest thing to doing the job for real! Read More
Take control of your favourite football team in Football Manager 2017, the most realistic and immersive football management game to date. It's the closest thing to doing the job for real!
scottishpunter Avatar2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago7 Comments
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People sell their steam login details on ebay for a few quid. Not sure how legal that is buy I got mine that way and have logged 20 hours on it already. I wouldn't have paid 15+ quid but have probably got my money worth now...
questions can you edit teams in this. Also if you buy 2017 edition can you get updates for 2018 season or do you need to buy the 2018 game? thanks for any info given...
Jenn101
Gets worse every year, playing the 2014 game with 2017 updates = sorted......
where do you find the 2017 updates please
Gets worse every year, playing the 2014 game with 2017 updates = sorted......
worse than before
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iOS football manager mobile £3.99 @ iTunes

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rob1987hughes Avatar2m, 3w agoFound 2 months, 3 weeks ago7 Comments
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DonkeyKonk
cliffio76
Would rather play the granddaddy of them allKevin Toms
Well I just tried that for 10 minutes, it's rubbish (IMHO), just got a refund. I remember playing the original for a whole weekend once (and I mean a whole weekend :) ) but that 1982 version was better than the version I just tried, disappointing.
Well that's disappointing to hear. Maybe I'll try it with rose-tinted glasses on
this game is alright but really don't see the difference between each year. they don't really improve the game tbh. Plus whoever pays RRP for this is just plain stupid or a rich idiot
rob5110
It's about £20 for the In App Purchases. Are these essential or just time savers?


Erm honestly u don't need em all. It can get a bit annoying when u start losing to crap teams and also boring when u can't really afford to buy decent players. So some may just make it a little less boring. I've always ended up with a couple of the extras and I end up playing for a couple of months before I then get bored again.
cliffio76
Would rather play the granddaddy of them allKevin Toms

Well I just tried that for 10 minutes, it's rubbish (IMHO), just got a refund. I remember playing the original for a whole weekend once (and I mean a whole weekend :) ) but that 1982 version was better than the version I just tried, disappointing.
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Football Manager 2017 PC - £15.19 with 5% FB Code @ CDKeys

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£15.19 @ CDKeys
Includes: Football Manager Touch 2017. Take control of your favourite football team in Football Manager 2017, the most realistic and immersive football management game to date. It’s the closest thi… Read More
Includes: Football Manager Touch 2017. Take control of your favourite football team in Football Manager 2017, the most realistic and immersive football management game to date. It’s the closest thi…
vernon_bennett Avatar2m, 3w agoFound 2 months, 3 weeks ago13 Comments
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People sell their steam login details on ebay for a few quid. Not sure how legal that is buy I got mine that way and have logged 20 hours on it already. I wouldn't have paid 15+ quid but have probably got my money worth now...
Rossl3r
DoctorDeals
terrible game. get a xbox and play pes. cold
Console peasant enjoying 30fps lol

You have to be such a loser to have a side in this argument. Why do people think they're better than they are just because they use a PC. Weird.
questions can you edit teams in this. Also if you buy 2017 edition can you get updates for 2018 season or do you need to buy the 2018 game? thanks for any info given...
DoctorDeals
terrible game. get a xbox and play pes. cold


Console peasant enjoying 30fps lol
lemming3k
around 30% positive reviews on steam last I looked and even by April it's still full of issues. No idea how it's held its value so much but it looks like it's the fanboys keeping them in business now as even a fiver would be generous each year. If only there was some competition again!

Same with most other games. People will still buy the games they enjoy regardless
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 Ps3 £7.99 @PSN Store

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£7.99 @ Playstation PSN
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 Ps3 £7.99 @PSN Store Good for those like me who don't have a ps4 --- If anyone knows where you can get this cheaper or why its a bad deal please leave a comment below -… Read More
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 Ps3 £7.99 @PSN Store Good for those like me who don't have a ps4 --- If anyone knows where you can get this cheaper or why its a bad deal please leave a comment below -…
funkeymunkey Avatar2m, 4w agoFound 2 months, 4 weeks ago8 Comments
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Damn, the guy posts a deal and gets crucified.......
declanmorrow
It was posted about 4 days ago.
It actually wasn't
It was posted about 4 days ago.
redcantona
funkeymunkey
Just.Wondering
Posted already
no it hasn't
Yes it has.
Thats for the PS4 this is for the PS3 there for it has not


Edited By: funkeymunkey on Mar 26, 2017 23:09
Just.Wondering
Posted already
no it hasn't
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Adidas football for £1.70 with Sun voucher (70p) @ Sports Direct

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£1.70 @ Sports Direct
You can get a decent Adidas football for £1.70 from sports direct. Voucher in the sun which allows you to buy the euro 2016 Adidas ball for a £1. One voucher and pop into your local store. Satur… Read More
You can get a decent Adidas football for £1.70 from sports direct. Voucher in the sun which allows you to buy the euro 2016 Adidas ball for a £1. One voucher and pop into your local store. Satur…
ACEACE Avatar3m, 9h agoFound 3 months, 9 hours ago54 Comments
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I buy the Sun every day, just to **** the scousers off
Is this offer still on?
rooney10
Fact is , The Sun would not be in business if everyone did this so get a grip people

Goodie!
This has been an absolute scam. On Saturday, two stores told me they never had any of the footballs in stock in the first place. Today there were magically about 15 of the footballs on display but they won't honour the voucher because it was valid Saturday only! They didn't care when I said the footballs weren't there on Saturday.

The Express used to do this nasty little trick all the time, and sometimes got caught with their pants down:

http://tabloid-watch.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/two-asa-rulings-against-express.html

Edited By: Brown_Rolf on Mar 27, 2017 14:32: Added info
walesy
I'd rather pay full price or kick a stone around the streets than buy a sun newspaper
Sir, you have a valid point here.
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Football Manager 2017 50% Off & Free-To-Play this weekend

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Football Manager 2017 is completely free to play this weekend on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux users. Starts: Thursday, March 23rd at 5pm (GMT) Ends: Sunday, March 26th at 8pm (GMT) Ends Sunday,… Read More
Football Manager 2017 is completely free to play this weekend on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux users. Starts: Thursday, March 23rd at 5pm (GMT) Ends: Sunday, March 26th at 8pm (GMT) Ends Sunday,…
mdon874 Avatar3m, 1d agoFound 3 months, 1 day ago30 Comments
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Apparently this is supposed to run until 6pm today but the free trial has disappeared and the game is now £34.99....
parrdavid
do you have a link for 50% off because i can find no mention of this on there website or on steam>


http://www.footballmanager.com/news/play-football-manager-free?
do you have a link for 50% off because i can find no mention of this on there website or on steam>
This is just one of a number of major fundamental issues with the game, but for me is probably the biggest. Got absolutely sick of AI clubs always being interested in my best world class players and yet never making bids, if they did make a bid it'd be at market value and you have to really manipulate the AI to get a reasonable offer, but if you wanted to sign an AI club's player they want 4-5 times the player's market value and won't negotiate. Meanwhile a select group of above average players always seem to be transferred for £20m-30m every year.

I actually simulated a handful of games over a long term (20+ years) using the "go on holiday" feature to see how the big clubs spent, and it was mainly Man City and PSG buying £30m players every season whilst all the other big AI clubs wasted away, rarely ever using their huge budgets. There's just something very, very broken when transfers are such a big part of this "realism" game, and SI just have zero interest in fixing it because they know they don't need to since there's enough football fans who'll continue playing the game.

Raising issues with SI pointless. I think SI have it as company policy to just deny issues with the games because they have this model of rolling out the same game (with irrelevant menu alterations) every year, and that inherently means putting on this public face of the game being great and that there are inherent limitations with creating a footballing simulation. This despite the fact that if you go back to older gen iterations of the game it had none of these problems.

Couldn't agree more transfers are broken and raising it as an issue is completely pointless as SI defend the game and deny everything to the point that when they realise you do have a valid point, they refer to the "You don't have to buy the game" tactic.

One example I once offered my star striker as a test for £0 (worth £32.5 mill) 75 plus goals, ave rating over 7.60 over 3 seasons and not got one offer...Really?!?!?...raised it on the forum and got the whole "it's his contract" malarky.

I'd love to see what happens if Spurs offered Harry Kane out for free, I very much doubt no matter how lucrative his contract is that clubs would be lining up up their droves to snap him up! LOL

This despite the fact that if you go back to older gen iterations of the game it had none of these problems

What FM in your opinion were transfers realistic? Be nice to know so I can go back to that version...cheers
Damn i'm 2 days late on this.
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sold out.
For me it's good

maybe it's cold because
- £3.95 postage (not mentioned)
- only couple sizes available
- nike has better deal (search hukd)

Edited By: dhanepud on Mar 24, 2017 04:21: ...
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How can anyone mark this cold? If your kids play football this is at least 50% saving,

HUKDs is nuts
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cheap championship or premiership football next season at huddersfield town (I hope) £199.00 adults £79 <18s and £29 <8s

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Price set until division status confirmed Wagners side have a great opportunity to go up this season The terriers are nipping Brighton and Newcastles heels and have the easiest run in To be fair a Read More
Price set until division status confirmed Wagners side have a great opportunity to go up this season The terriers are nipping Brighton and Newcastles heels and have the easiest run in To be fair a
dodgymix Avatar3m, 2d agoFound 3 months, 2 days ago30 Comments
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:D Happy Days
Proper football here we come #UTT #DWBA
Fantastic deal, other clubs should follow this example.
mcormack
As a neutral I think Leeds play by far the most exciting soccer.
Ha. Widely acknowledged it is Hudds. You a Villa or Forest fan ... ?
As a neutral I think Leeds play by far the most exciting soccer.
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The SUN (50p) - Free £2 bet on today's football match - Germany V England from LADBROKES

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£0.50 @ The Sun
Buy today's Sun paper and get a 'FREE £2' bet! - Singles bet only - Today's match only - Go instore to your local LADBROKES - The paper costs 50p (So £1.50 free bet if you was not going to buy it)… Read More
Buy today's Sun paper and get a 'FREE £2' bet! - Singles bet only - Today's match only - Go instore to your local LADBROKES - The paper costs 50p (So £1.50 free bet if you was not going to buy it)…
CJ1991 Avatar3m, 3d agoFound 3 months, 3 days ago5 Comments
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Halloway
CJ1991
Why are people voting cold.. its a free bet?
Probably due to the fact that you have to buy The Scum in order to get the free bet.

Excactly!
CJ1991
Why are people voting cold.. its a free bet?

Probably due to the fact that you have to buy The Scum in order to get the free bet.
Why are people voting cold.. its a free bet?
i bet germany will win
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Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2017 PS4 £7.99 PSN

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£7.99 @ Playstation PSN
As title, seems a decent price! Read More
As title, seems a decent price!
bo9dster007 Avatar3m, 3d agoFound 3 months, 3 days ago178 Comments
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A new update has just been released from PES Universe, Version 4.

https://www.pesuniverse.com/pes-universe-option-file-v4/
ventis86
mikem1989
I've only gone and purchased the PS3 version when I have the PS4... FML
Don't know how I managed that.
i might be wrong but if you haven't actually launched the game i think you might be eligable for a refund? might be worth asking.
Pretty sure you are correct sir
was going to get this today, damn back up to 34.99
mikem1989
I've only gone and purchased the PS3 version when I have the PS4... FML

Don't know how I managed that.


i might be wrong but if you haven't actually launched the game i think you might be eligable for a refund? might be worth asking.
DelBoySmiffy
manc80
anyone got the team updates to work? tried the ones on Dreamfc / Pes world and that seems to leave quite a few championship teams out etc, then tried the PESuniverse latest option file - and it starts to fail import about 50% though. For a straight forward update its a royal pain in the a$$ to find a file that works and is complete.

Do 10 teams at a time, mine worked fine

Cheers - I just completely wiped everything last night and started a fresh with the V3 file linked above and everything went in fine. National teams and then clubs teams (minus the J-league).
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Nike Football Flash Sale - Up to 70% off plus Free delivery (Examples in post) Footballs from £5.49 / Boots from £9.49 / Shorts from £5.99 & more

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Just spent a fortune :/ Nike have launched a flash sale on football boots, training gear &amp; accessories - Valid for 2 days Examples Barca ball £5.49 PSG Ball £5.49 Older kid… Read More
Just spent a fortune :/ Nike have launched a flash sale on football boots, training gear &amp; accessories - Valid for 2 days Examples Barca ball £5.49 PSG Ball £5.49 Older kid…
goonertillidie Avatar3m, 4d agoFound 3 months, 4 days ago35 Comments
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Chumba_Wumba
If you've got fat feet or you're a hobbit, I'd give Nike a miss. Generally their standard sizes cater for a more narrow foot.
So if you're name is Bilbo, you'd be better of rockin the Shire in a pair of Adidas ! :p
Thank you Chumba_WumbaX)

Edited By: Mullaly on Mar 22, 2017 23:03
captainbeaky
I know costa coffee aren't cheap but £150 sounds a little excessive. Millionaires shortbread?

I know! My Costa coffee came with some new Nike boots, t shirts and shorts.
Brilliant, thanks.

Got myself new t-shirt, shorts and socks for £25 with free delivery signing up for nike+.
jr stuff....errmmmm
wanted the premier league ball but they only have size 3.......no good
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Free entry to Dronfield Town v. Nostell Miners Welfare in the NCFEL league. 25/03/2017

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£0.00 @ Freebies - Post Here
Dronfield Town (near Sheffield) have announced another ‘free entry’ day for their Toolstation NCEL Division One home game against Nostell Miners Welfare on Saturday 25th March. The previous match w… Read More
Dronfield Town (near Sheffield) have announced another ‘free entry’ day for their Toolstation NCEL Division One home game against Nostell Miners Welfare on Saturday 25th March. The previous match w…
peterraul Avatar3m, 6d agoFound 3 months, 6 days agoAdd Comment
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30% off everything including upto 50% off sale eg Kids Elmo Cabana trainers were £35 now £12.60, Velize football shorts were £10 now £3.50 with code @ Puma

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Until Sunday 19th, Puma are offering 30% off everything including their upto 50% off sale when you use code FOREVERFRIENDS2017 Lots of decent stuff in loads of sizes available as it's only just start… Read More
Until Sunday 19th, Puma are offering 30% off everything including their upto 50% off sale when you use code FOREVERFRIENDS2017 Lots of decent stuff in loads of sizes available as it's only just start…
emribena Avatar3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago16 Comments
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Not working on everything only items with friends and family underneath item
wild.child
Not being applied for me, am I doing something wrong!

have you put the code in using capital letters? that's how i got it to work for me
Not being applied for me, am I doing something wrong!
argosextra
bluewolf87868
worked a treat got an 80 quid pair of trainers using discount and code £32 delivered
You do know it was never £80.00 in the first place they get it for £10.00 and made £22 profit by selling it to you

of course they made a profit and of course 80 quid is overpriced however im happy to pay what i did for what i bought
doh
cowcrazy
rammstein_chick
guessing the kids ones have sold out
They still on website just sesame street

i was hoping for the style i saw through hot deals facebook page. thanks for letting me know though :)
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Pro Evolution Soccer 17 PS4 £20.00 @ Smyths toys

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I'm not much into games but thought this will help someone...Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 PS4 £20 Read More
I'm not much into games but thought this will help someone...Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 PS4 £20
koolpubba Avatar3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago7 Comments
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MrChi
Scrat
MrChi
This is already posted and it went cold, yet this is the same deal and its warm.. Absolutely ridiculous :|


Maybe people didn't see the previous post... oO


It isn't hard to perform a search, ya know? This deal needs to be deleted.


To be fair it can be the search tool is horrendous in this app. If its not exact it doesnt show has happened to me before
Scrat
MrChi
This is already posted and it went cold, yet this is the same deal and its warm.. Absolutely ridiculous :|


Maybe people didn't see the previous post... oO


It isn't hard to perform a search, ya know? This deal needs to be deleted.
cold from me,season almost over, would maybe pick up for a fiver
MrChi
This is already posted and it went cold, yet this is the same deal and its warm.. Absolutely ridiculous :|


Maybe people didn't see the previous post... oO
This is already posted and it went cold, yet this is the same deal and its warm.. Absolutely ridiculous :|
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Pro Evo 2017 at Smyths for £20.00 (Instore only)

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PES 2017 features several gameplay improvements on Real Touch which dictates 1st touch control PES 2017 has enhanced precise passing, goal keeping, corner kick control, total team control and natural… Read More
PES 2017 features several gameplay improvements on Real Touch which dictates 1st touch control PES 2017 has enhanced precise passing, goal keeping, corner kick control, total team control and natural…
samyousaf Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks agoAdd Comment
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Samba Football Goals @ Tesco Direct (6x4 £45.00, 8x4 £50, 8x6 £55, 12x6 £75)

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Tesco seems to have the best price around for Samba "Fun" goals that I've seen. We purchased the 6x4 for £45 and got it delivered to our local for free. Elsewhere this size is around £55 + delivery.… Read More
Tesco seems to have the best price around for Samba "Fun" goals that I've seen. We purchased the 6x4 for £45 and got it delivered to our local for free. Elsewhere this size is around £55 + delivery.…
jcolls Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago1 Comment
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PES>Fifa

Heat :D
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From Liverpool: 6 Night Budapest, Bratislava & Prague City Break £205.63pp £411.25 @ Ebookers

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Fancy visiting Budapest, Bratislava and Prague? This is a lovely 6 night trip in Mmay don't Liverpool which uses trains to explore three European destinations. With 2 nights in each place (and train t… Read More
Fancy visiting Budapest, Bratislava and Prague? This is a lovely 6 night trip in Mmay don't Liverpool which uses trains to explore three European destinations. With 2 nights in each place (and train t…
rachelandgromit Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago6 Comments
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ath007
ebookers cheaper for the Agape hotel.
Brilliant if you can get it cheaper, sometimes if you sign into your member account you do get discounts too with Ebookers. I use Ebookers a lot as they always have good codes.
ooops I typed 5th may and was checking out a day later 8th. I love seeing your deals.

Edited By: ath007 on Mar 05, 2017 14:51
ath007
ebookers cheaper for the Agape hotel.

Brilliant if you can get it cheaper, sometimes if you sign into your member account you do get discounts too with Ebookers. I use Ebookers a lot as they always have good codes.
Looks a brilliant trip to me. Love trains too :3
Had dealings with these before....added fees to Ryanair flights....better booking yourself...con merchants
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 PS4 £20.00 @ Smyths

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CLICK AND COLLECT FOR £20 POSTED £22.99 CHECK STOCK IN YOUR AREA THE BEST FOOTBALL GAME Read More
CLICK AND COLLECT FOR £20 POSTED £22.99 CHECK STOCK IN YOUR AREA THE BEST FOOTBALL GAME
how2 Avatar3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago1 Comment
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This is still only £20 - why is it voted cold? I can't see it cheaper elsewhere?
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NIKE Nike Men's Magistax Finale Indoor Lunarlon Football Trainers Size 9 £32.59 Amazon

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I'd be all over these if they were in my size. Great indoor 5 a side trainers. And very nice looking. Think these were until recently the flagship indoor offering from NIKE. Only in size 9 at this pri… Read More
I'd be all over these if they were in my size. Great indoor 5 a side trainers. And very nice looking. Think these were until recently the flagship indoor offering from NIKE. Only in size 9 at this pri…
ijw0161 Avatar3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago6 Comments
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nw104hh
Size 8.5 for £213.28... bargain :)
Would be a brave man to post that deal
Size 8.5 for £213.28... bargain :)
leomutt123
Fugly!!!
Form follows function as far as 5 a side is concerned
Fugly!!!
TheBiker
They are in my size but IMHO they are hideous and totally synthetic. Not for me.....

They do look a bit ulcerated .
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Free Football on TV list (BBC/ITV/Skysports Mix/BT Showcase)

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£0.00 @ Freebies - Post Here
Seeing thread's made about some of the free football games on TV I thought it would be better to just do a full list. Below is an list of games being shown on the flowing Channels:- BBC One/Two/Fo… Read More
Seeing thread's made about some of the free football games on TV I thought it would be better to just do a full list. Below is an list of games being shown on the flowing Channels:- BBC One/Two/Fo…
BlackSkyuk Avatar3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago83 Comments
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luvsadealdealdeal
bump!
Europa Final free tonite :)
I'm sure they will win it for Manchester
bump!

Europa Final free tonite :)
Some more options for the Champions League final...from http://sport.bt.com/pages/vr/vr/index.html - click on image to view it full size:

https://images.hotukdeals.com/comments/content/TuBbC/30947631.jpg

Edited By: Crossbow on May 19, 2017 19:10:
Sky Sports Mix Crystal Palace v Hull City 14/5/17
Commenting so I can find thread quickly... (_;)
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (XBO) £10.00 @ Asda Wakefield (in-store)

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 reduced to £10 in-store at Asda Wakefield. Unable to confirm that the price is national, but the game had a proper shelf label so there may be a good chance. Read More
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 reduced to £10 in-store at Asda Wakefield. Unable to confirm that the price is national, but the game had a proper shelf label so there may be a good chance.
InfinitePrime Avatar3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago3 Comments
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Good price, not sure why this is cold.
migavupe
Not sure if national, went in my local Asda yesterday and they only had pro evo 16 for £15.
yeah 16 in my local too
Not sure if national, went in my local Asda yesterday and they only had pro evo 16 for £15.
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Stoke City Season Ticket prices frozen for TENTH successive year - a season of Premier League footy from £294.00 @ Stoke City Football Club

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£294.00 @ Stoke City Football Club
Stoke have proven once again that they are leading the way in keeping football affordable in the top flight by announcing they are keeping the price of their season tickets frozen for the TENTH succes… Read More
Stoke have proven once again that they are leading the way in keeping football affordable in the top flight by announcing they are keeping the price of their season tickets frozen for the TENTH succes…
jimpom23 Avatar3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago22 Comments
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"Britannia can be flippin freezing as it sits on a hill"

Only freezing to southern softies
why?
More mid table mediocrity :)
n217970
Magurdrac
I thought they'd be higher... I think they'd be higher if the table showed 2006-2011 though, in fairness.
unlikely, they didnt get into the prem until 2008/2009

Hah...yes, fair point. I was just thinking of Stoke generally, not specifically in the prem :)
Low price for prem football, heat added. Although no offence to the Staffordshire demographic but majority of the area would never be able to afford London season ticket prices. I can also cite from personal experience that the Britannia can be flippin freezing as it sits on a hill........
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Sunderland 2016 -2017 top £18.79 adults & kids @ SAFC Store - now with FREE squad numbers and names

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£18.79 @ Sunderland AFC Online Store
This deal was posted a few weeks go but just had an email from SAFC and they are now offering free shirt personilsation on shirts too. Yes probably desperate to get rid of stock but it's still a go… Read More
This deal was posted a few weeks go but just had an email from SAFC and they are now offering free shirt personilsation on shirts too. Yes probably desperate to get rid of stock but it's still a go…
JPS Avatar3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago13 Comments
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Ordered, with RELEGATION 17 on the back :p

Hot deal though
mackem1966
once_upon_a_tyne
Jesus... even the players don't want to wear this.......
This is a premiership thread move on please ;)
I'll come back in April then.

Oh.

But then it'll be a Championship thread...

...and we'll be in the Premier League.

#shame
Free season ticket as well, trying to fill the pink seats! #SMB
once_upon_a_tyne
Jesus... even the players don't want to wear this.......

This is a premiership thread move on please ;)
You still have to pay £5 even if you order it to collect in club shop though which is extortionate! Apparently you get this back in form of a £5 in store voucher but it still forces you to spend the extra in the 1st place!
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Free Footy: FA Cup Live Games on the BBC - 1st, 12th & 13th March (inc. Chelsea v Man Utd)

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The next FA Cup games to be shown live on the BBC have been announced. Wednesday 1st March 2017 Man City v Huddersfield Town FA Cup 5th Round Replay 19:45 BBC One / BBC One HD Sunday 12th Ma… Read More
The next FA Cup games to be shown live on the BBC have been announced. Wednesday 1st March 2017 Man City v Huddersfield Town FA Cup 5th Round Replay 19:45 BBC One / BBC One HD Sunday 12th Ma…
herbertsimpson Avatar3m, 4w agoFound 3 months, 4 weeks ago16 Comments
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brianp9
Good for a reminder
Maybe if you go to the pub, take your own drink or a friends house, watch it through a shop window etc then it's free
If you watch it at home legally then one way or another you or someone else pays !

many freebies are not free for all yet still seen as freebies

eg the o2 deals - eg the water company deals, gutted not to get my free 2 minute timer from united utilities - eg the free margarita pizza as no outlet convenient to me etc etc
Good for a reminder

Maybe if you go to the pub, take your own drink or a friends house, watch it through a shop window etc then it's free

If you watch it at home legally then one way or another you or someone else pays !
A few new freebies down, there is a thread about Leeds V Sheffield Wednesday on Sky Mix, no one seems to be moaning that isn't technically freebie, as you'll need some sort of Sky subscription to access the channel.. Bit of consistency folks... :)
wish bbc would give up on football, or at least put it on another channel if they insist on buying a few games. It messes up the regular scheduling of other programs that people tune into every week/day like clockwork.
Thanks for all the comments guys, this has opened a can of worms!

What I was trying to get at was Pay per View was not required with BT/Sky or whoever to view these games. If you are not paying for a sports subscription, there are not a lot of games on terrestrial TV and maybe this would be welcomed by some.

Having posted some BT Showcase free games recently, I have not had comments like "it's not free, you have to pay for electricity and a TV to watch it on" for example. Similarly, it's a bit like a magazine that you may always buy and this month there is a "freebie" on the cover. What is free is open to interpretation I guess.

Well, I hope at least some people can use the info, and as always, criticism is not unwelcome, everyone has their own opinion on whether a post is useful or not. Hats off to bumbaclart for opening the debate.

Edited By: herbertsimpson on Feb 25, 2017 07:55: spelling mistake
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Football Manager 2016 PC - some stock instore @ Smyths Toys - £5.00

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Is FM2017 just an update?
Could you argue that FM2016 is just "an update" to FM2015?
I'm afraid OP is wrong as isn't just an update and it might be worth him doing a little homework first before writing such a claim.

Lol it was an opinion based on owning both! Not much has changed from 16 to 17 IN MY OPINION.
mld81
m5rcc
Is FM2017 just an update?
Could you argue that FM2016 is just "an update" to FM2015?
I'm afraid OP is wrong as isn't just an update and it might be worth him doing a little homework first before writing such a claim.

Indeed, although the updates are fewer than in previous years...
m5rcc
Is FM2017 just an update?
Could you argue that FM2016 is just "an update" to FM2015?

I'm afraid OP is wrong as isn't just an update and it might be worth him doing a little homework first before writing such a claim.
Is FM2017 just an update?

Could you argue that FM2016 is just "an update" to FM2015?
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Too expensive, only budgeted 12p for table football


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10p in my work place lol.
Nice find! Pity it's so far.
Karla85
Which store location please?


Highwoods colchester
Which store location please?
Jimmy5bellies
Not even worth 1p. Bought one of these in aldi or lidl
They don't work properly so what's the point in wasting money on something you can't use


Aldi one works fine dont know which your talking about
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Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2017 PC £9.99 ( £9.49 with cdkeys 5% fbook like code)

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I don't think you save a fortune though, unless you're buying a lot of games.
djaydearz
Leonintelex
djaydearz
Leonintelex
djaydearz
slipd
So, quick poll: PC or PS4? :p
for a game like pes or fifa, 100% ps4. Cant gather your mates with a few beers around a desktop
FPS 100% PC.
I run FIFA 2017 at (real) 4K 60 FPS streamed from my PC via my Nvidia Shield. I wouldn't touch a PS4 with a barge pole.
Good stuff, although im sure you spent £1000 or more for the privilege.
Yes, but save a fortune on games so over 3 years it probably pays for itself.
how do you save a fortune on games? they are only marginally cheaper...or do you get them discounted/free somewhere?

Most AAA games are around £20-£25 pre order. That's £20 cheaper than console games.

Prices also drop very fast too so some games are as low as £3.99 within 6 months.

And Humble Bundle deals with 9 or so games for £3.
djaydearz
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djaydearz
Leonintelex
djaydearz
slipd
So, quick poll: PC or PS4? :p
for a game like pes or fifa, 100% ps4. Cant gather your mates with a few beers around a desktop
FPS 100% PC.
I run FIFA 2017 at (real) 4K 60 FPS streamed from my PC via my Nvidia Shield. I wouldn't touch a PS4 with a barge pole.
Good stuff, although im sure you spent £1000 or more for the privilege.
Yes, but save a fortune on games so over 3 years it probably pays for itself.
how do you save a fortune on games? they are only marginally cheaper...or do you get them discounted/free somewhere?

djaydearz
supasta
djaydearz
slipd
So, quick poll: PC or PS4? :p
for a game like pes or fifa, 100% ps4. Cant gather your mates with a few beers around a desktop
FPS 100% PC.
If only they would invent some sort of cable that can plug a PC into a TV or some sort of device that would link/stream you PC to your TV via the network. Maybe one day, but until then we will be stuck behind our desks.
streaming would lag so much that the performance would be weaker than the ps4 anyway.
Could cable it I suppose, but your TV would have to be near the computer...alternatively you have it permanently set up to a tv. In the latter case Just trying to emulate a console, so whats the point? Yes ok it might look marginally better graphics wise, but do we really need to see Frank Ribery's face even clearer?

Get a shield or steam box, you don't want a gaming rig in the living room. Especially if you have lots of fans like I do. I'm streaming GTA V 4K @ 60fps on my shield using a cable. I do get some streaming issues now and again but it's lovely to play on a nice big tele.
Leonintelex
djaydearz
Leonintelex
djaydearz
slipd
So, quick poll: PC or PS4? :p
for a game like pes or fifa, 100% ps4. Cant gather your mates with a few beers around a desktop
FPS 100% PC.
I run FIFA 2017 at (real) 4K 60 FPS streamed from my PC via my Nvidia Shield. I wouldn't touch a PS4 with a barge pole.
Good stuff, although im sure you spent £1000 or more for the privilege.
Yes, but save a fortune on games so over 3 years it probably pays for itself.

how do you save a fortune on games? they are only marginally cheaper...or do you get them discounted/free somewhere?
supasta
djaydearz
slipd
So, quick poll: PC or PS4? :p
for a game like pes or fifa, 100% ps4. Cant gather your mates with a few beers around a desktop
FPS 100% PC.
If only they would invent some sort of cable that can plug a PC into a TV or some sort of device that would link/stream you PC to your TV via the network. Maybe one day, but until then we will be stuck behind our desks.

streaming would lag so much that the performance would be weaker than the ps4 anyway.

Could cable it I suppose, but your TV would have to be near the computer...alternatively you have it permanently set up to a tv. In the latter case Just trying to emulate a console, so whats the point? Yes ok it might look marginally better graphics wise, but do we really need to see Frank Ribery's face even clearer?
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5 Free Football Games (this weekend 10/02-12/02) on SkySports Mix (407)

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Great stuff, spotted just in time for the Sheffield Wednesday match tonight. May change my mind if we lose though

I stuck £60 on our promotion chances after this evening's performance. Heat


You need to be more pessimistic to be a SWFC fan
In hd if you already have sky sports but not the hd pack
Thanks.Just started to watch Arsenal game.
Anyone know if you can watch this through now tv?
mallyman
Great stuff, spotted just in time for the Sheffield Wednesday match tonight. May change my mind if we lose though

I stuck £60 on our promotion chances after this evening's performance. Heat
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PS4) £15.99 (£14.29 Using CDKeys) @ PSN

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Traded in my Fifa 17 for this as under £16 is a steal.

What's the best option file to go for? I want EPL, European teams, Rangers and Celtic too.

Any advice appreciated.


Just got a PS4 so not had chance to get OF yet. GTM PesWorld have always done some ace OFs in past but be interested to hear the opinion of the masses??
Traded in my Fifa 17 for this as under £16 is a steal.

What's the best option file to go for? I want EPL, European teams, Rangers and Celtic too.

Any advice appreciated.
So got this on PS4, are there any relevant mods or addons I need before I start to play?

Thanks OP!
djaydearz

Thank you
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Football Manager 2017 (PC) Maidstone United Football Club £10.00 + £2.50 postage £12.50

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ffs, OOS :( I always miss FM deals
completed it mate
OOS expire
Bye bye social life oO
Anyone had an email confirmation? I haven't yet.
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Football Manager 2017 PC Dagenham & Redbridge £15.00 free delivery

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How did you guys get free P&P:

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Sub Total: £15.00
Shipping: £3.85
Grand Total: £18.85


They were offering free p&p at the time of post maybe they have changed it
How did you guys get free P&P:

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Sub Total: £15.00
Shipping: £3.85
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Is this the Limited edition copy with Touch? I know the description in the OP says it, but the website doesn't mention anything. (Or is there only one version?)
Recieved mine today can confirm touch is included!!
Managed to order thanks!
Is this the Limited edition copy with Touch? I know the description in the OP says it, but the website doesn't mention anything. (Or is there only one version?)
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Bubble Football Liverpool £169.00 @ Groupon

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Like most things relating to Liverpool the bubble will burst.

Looks more fun than watching LFC on the pitch at the moment :|
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Like most things relating to Liverpool the bubble will burst.


Niasse. PMSL
Like most things relating to Liverpool the bubble will burst.
Like most things relating to Liverpool the bubble will burst.
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Sunderland top 2016 -2017 £18.79 adults and kids @ Sunderland Football Club

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Sunderland - Top.
That's a contradiction in terms.
Bolkyloren
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6 in a row
5under1and
I like to see any football fans getting a good deal, regardless of who they support, unless it's Manure, of course.

MOT
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Surely you mean, Sunderland bottom 2016 -2017
Excellent win today
To be fair a half decent Pub side would have beaten palace today overpaid, overhyped, soulless money grabbing, dis interested excuses of football players and you have Defoe who has to be the most valuable footballer in the world at the minute
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Not on sky
Ain't been on Sky for a couple of years now so why would you come out with that? (_;)
414 is BT channel on sky, not sure what you're on about.
BT bought the European Cup rights up the other year so it's not on Sky as such, got no idea about the BT channel but I'd assume if would be showing on whatever platform it's being transmitted through.
That said BT ain't Sky and Sky ain't BT to state the obvious, that's what I'm on about
My comment was pretty obvious, this deal was that it was on freeview, Judy letting people on free sat know it's not on sky. BT channels are on sky as well. BT has never been sky and sky has never been BT that we all know.
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nnenne
Not on sky
Ain't been on Sky for a couple of years now so why would you come out with that? (_;)
414 is BT channel on sky, not sure what you're on about.

BT bought the European Cup rights up the other year so it's not on Sky as such, got no idea about the BT channel but I'd assume if would be showing on whatever platform it's being transmitted through.

That said BT ain't Sky and Sky ain't BT to state the obvious, that's what I'm on about
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Not on sky
Ain't been on Sky for a couple of years now so why would you come out with that? (_;)
414 is BT channel on sky, not sure what you're on about.
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Not on sky

Ain't been on Sky for a couple of years now so why would you come out with that? (_;)
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Football: Deals for the UK´s National Sport

Football hardly needs an introduction to British people. Every week, millions of Brits head to local stadiums or pubs to cheer on their favourite teams, parks fill up with teams playing in Sunday leagues and kids try to hone their skills on school playground. Whether playing or spectating, it seems British people can’t get enough football of in their lives.

Whether you are one of the millions of attendees at Premier League or Football League matches, or one of the 8 million people who play the game regularly, this HotUKDeals buyer’s guide will introduce the main football related products, and help you save money on following or playing your favourite sport.

A Sports Treasure: Football

While professional football has only existed since the 1870s (and the first Football League Championship was contested in 1888), the game itself is much, much older. Both the Romans and the Greeks played games involving kicking a ball around, while FIFA officially recognises a Chinese variant called Cuju as the oldest known precursor to the modern game.

However, football as we know it evolved in the UK from the Middle Ages onwards. At Shrovetide or Easter, whole villages would compete against each other, trying to capture and kick a ball into to a particular location. “Playing at ball” was the most common recreational activity for young Londoners, even in the 12th century.

In older versions of the game, the ball was hardly ever round. That all changed in 1851, when a perfectly round inflated ball was invented. The same period also saw familiar rules like free kicks, corners, throw-ins and handball being introduced to make the game consistent across the whole country.

In 1863, the Football Association (FA) was founded, and it remains the sport’s UK governing body. The FA Cup followed in 1872, followed by the Football League. Soon, attendances of 50,000 were common, as working class Britons discovered a love for the sport, rapidly making it the national sport.

International football took a while to develop, and the first World Cup took place as late as 1930 (with England declining to participate at first). European competitions came even later, with the European Cup kicking off in 1955-56 and the European Championship first being held in 1960. Both are now key competitions for UK teams and also major media events.

The game has constantly changed since then, with some low points, like hooliganism, and a resurgence in the 1990s as the Premier League took off. Nowadays, football in the UK generates billions of pounds, commands the attention of millions and is one of the country’s most successful exports.

How and Where to Watch Football on TV

As the game of football has become more popular, the ways in which it has been televised have changed dramatically. Viewers used to be able to watch matches on BBC and ITV alone, but this all changed when Sky entered the fray in the late 1980s, taking the exclusive Premier League rights in 1993. Now, Sky themselves face stiff competition from insurgent broadcasters and streaming services. Here are the major ways UK football fans can watch their teams in action:

  • Sky Sports– Still the UK’s major football broadcaster, Sky took production quality to another level when they assumed the broadcasting rights in the 1990s, offering more matches, better footage and more insight than had previously been the case. These days, Sky shows 126 Premier League matches per season, along with 127 EFL and FA Cup ties, matches from La Liga, Scotland, the MLS and international qualifiers. You can either choose to purchase Sky Sports via a Sky Box, or use a NOW TV pass to watch the sports channels without any obligation to sign a contract (a good choice for people who just want to watch a few games at a time). Matches can also be streamed to tablets and mobiles, or hooked up to PlayStations, Xboxes or PCs.
  • BT Sport – Sky’s main competitor, BT Sport entered the scene in 2012 and currently has the right to show 42 Premier League matches every season, including 28 in the popular 5:30 p.m. spot on Saturday evenings. Just as importantly, BT Sport have snapped up exclusive rights to broadcast both the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League. Customers can access BT Sport via BT TV boxes, but it’s also possible to sign up via Sky Boxes (with discounts for switching between the two broadcasters). As with Sky, BT offers streaming to smartphones and tablets, along with the chance to watch matches at www.btsport.com. There is also a dedicated HD channel, BT Sport 4K UHD, which delivers the highest resolution football coverage around.
  • BBC and ITV– The older terrestrial broadcasters still broadcast live football matches in the FA Cup, along with major international tournaments like the World Cup and the European Championships. The BBC also remains a vital player on the football scene thanks to Match of the Day, which provides the most popular highlights package of Premier League matches on Saturday evenings. Both ITV and BBC broadcasts can be accessed via their respective websites, with the option to stream to digital devices if desired. If you are interested in saving money and plan to catch a few games per season, BBC and ITV provide regular matches via Freeview, at no extra cost to the viewer.
  • Club specific digital channels – In recent years, major football clubs have launched their own digital TV channels. Some of the leading broadcasters include MUTV (Manchester United), Arsenal TV and LFC TV (Liverpool). All of them provide behind the scenes access via interviews and news updates, as well as highlights of first team and reserve matches.

When it comes to actually choosing the right sports viewing package, it’s not just a question of choosing whether to sign up with Sky Sports or BT Sports (or sticking with Freeview). For example, Sky Sports can also be accessed via broadband packages with third party companies like Virgin, often at a discount (a great choice if you plan to change your broadband and landline setup at the same time).

Sky VR and SkySports - Closer with David Beckham

Playing Football on PCs and Gaming Systems

Being a football fan is about a lot more than just turning on your TV. With a wide range of console and PC games available, you can take charge of teams, leading them to years of glory, or play against your friends in mini-tournaments whenever you like. Here are some of the most popular football games around:

  • Football Manager 2017 – management simulations have long been a popular form of computer game and no franchise has been more popular than the Football Manager series. Initially known as Championship Manager and published by Eidos, Football Manager is now released every year by Sega and developed by Sports Interactive. No other game allows to manage teams to such a minute level of detail, with clubs and players from every corner of the world (and a remarkable level of accuracy about which players are likely to hit the big time in the near future). Football Manager 2017 is the latest iteration, and it’s available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.
  • Football Manager 2017 for smartphones – Sega has also commissioned a special version of Football Manager with slightly fewer features for smartphone users to enjoy. It still includes over 10,000 players and worldwide leagues, offering an immersive but accessible alternative to the PC-based title.
  • FIFA 2017 – The FIFA Soccer series has been around since the early 1990s and is the leading arcade version of football. As with Football Manager, every year sees a new version of FIFA, with graphical enhancements, better artificial intelligence and more managerial features. In fact, with career mode and the level of detail provided by FIFA, it has started to blur the line between arcade football games and managerial simulations. Published by Electronic Arts, FIFA 2017 is available for PCs, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One systems. It can also be purchased as part of bundles with consoles themselves, a good option if you don’t own a gaming system and your priority is being able to play football at home.
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 – FIFA’s main competitor, PES 2017 is published by Konami and has been released for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Android smartphones (which isn’t the case for FIFA). Known for its superior computer AI, match analysis mode and data transfer between users’ consoles, PES offers a few things that FIFA doesn’t. However, the graphics don’t match FIFA, which could be a problem for some dedicated football gamers.
  • Other Android and iOS football games – Football gamers who want to take their passion on the road with them don’t have to stick to Football Manager or PES 2017. There are alternative managerial sims, like Top Eleven, and live action arcade games, like Real Football, both of which are exclusively smartphone titles. And there are also really simple but addictive free downloads like Free Kick Master and Football Kicks.

When you come to buy FIFA, PES or Football Manager, always remember to check for discounts. You’ll probably find that last year’s version drops in price dramatically as new release dates approach, so if you don’t mind a slightly out of date gaming experience, you can snap up some real bargains.

Football Products You Can Enjoy at Home

Computer games aren’t the only way to bring your love of football into the home. In fact, there are plenty of enjoyable games and toys with a football theme. Here are just a few of your options:

  • Table Football – Also known as foosball, table football was invented in the UK in the 1920s, but really took off in the United States in the 1960s, where it still has a devoted following. There’s a range of brands on the market but the best tables are manufactured by Bonzini, Garlando, Roberto Sport, Sondico, Riley, Leonhart and Tornado, so look out for their names as you check the HotUKDeals listings. You can also purchase tabletop games (essentially foosball tables without the legs), a cheaper option that works well in confined spaces.
  • Football board games – Football has always lent itself towards board games, with plenty of versions appearing over the years. These days, the world is experiencing something of a board game boom, and leading football titles include Tactico and Starplayer. Subbuteo is another famous board-game style football product and it continues to have a dedicated fan base.
  • Football stickers and cards – Almost every football fan will have memories of painstakingly collecting football stickers and affixing them lovingly in your own annuals. These days, football stickers and cards are just as popular as ever, with Panini still leading the way. Along with stickers, you’ll also find a wide range of football-themed card games like Top Trumps or Match Attax – both of which are great fun to play with children (or adult football fans who are young at heart).

How to Buy Football Equipment

So far, we’ve looked at how to watch football, play computer-based football games and find entertaining board or card games, but what about the really important part: how to actually play the game itself?

The great thing about football is that it’s a cheap, accessible game to play. Anyone and everyone can enjoy a game (regardless years of age), and there are thriving communities of disabled footballers as well. Whether you are an experienced player or a complete novice, here are the key pieces of kit and where to find them:

  • Football shirts – In modern life, football shirts have become a fashion item but they are essential pieces of kit if you want to enjoy the game as well. They aren’t the cheapest items of clothing, but you can find major discounts from retailers like Sports Direct and Millet Sports. There are also specialist vintage shirt merchandisers like Classic Football Shirts, which offer the most elegant designs from football’s past.
  • Shin pads – If you are intending to play competitively, shin pads are an absolute must. There are a number of varieties, including slip-ons and models that wrap around the ankle. Some provide better reinforcement for the shins, while others have better ankle support. However, always be sure to try shin pads on before buying, as a poorly fitting pair can severely limit your movement or even cause injuries. Good brands include Sondico, Adidas, and Nike.
  • Shorts – Rarely thought of as the most important part of the footballer’s outfit, having the right shorts can still make a difference. In winter, longer shorts make sense, helping to keep you warm, while lightweight shorts are ideal for summer matches. Aside from that, some fans prefer to wear their favourite team’s shorts but it makes more financial sense to bulk buy comfortable shorts from manufacturers like Umbro or Sondico.
  • Boots – As with football shirts, boots have become a major fashion statement. Sometimes, it can be hard to find ordinary black boots when you visit modern sports shops so if you are into luminous, eye-catching designs, you’re in luck. Always take time to get a proper fitting, with a stable ankle and room for your toes at the end of the boot. Think about stud size and material as well. Metal studs can be ideal for winter ground, but moulded studs will allow you to use your boots on grass and next generation artificial pitches. Many players also prefer to have a pair of football boots and astro-turf boots with densely packed, smaller studs. Always opt for a reputable brand as well. Puma, Nike and Adidas are reliable, but there are huge price differences between their cheapest (and often short-lasting) boots and the best designs. Check the HotUKDeals football boot listings and you might just find a high-quality pair at a bargain price.
  • Socks – An underrated piece of kit, football socks need to be warm and flexible, so you can slip them on and off easily. Remember not to go for socks that are too small, as you may need to put them on over bulky shin pads. Try to buy in bulk as well. Socks are easy to use and can lose their flexibility after a few washes, so having a few fresh pairs to hand makes sense.
  • Goalkeeper gloves – Not everyone is cut out to be a goalie, but if you are, you’ll want to get hold of the best gloves around. Every goalkeeper has their favourite colour schemes but all desire optimum grip. They should also be warm, but supple enough to provide a responsive feel and they also need to perform well in wet conditions. You can’t go far wrong with designs like the Nike Spyne Pro gloves or Reusch Soccer Pulse Prime gloves. Again, try them on, flex your fingers and catch a ball. You need to feel comfortable and confident and a good pair of gloves can help you achieve that.
  • Footballs – An easy item to forget, no matches can take place without at least one football. If you head down to your nearest sports shop, you’ll find buckets full of discounted balls but these should be avoided if you want to play seriously. Instead, go for high-quality balls that will retain their shape and surface. Look for models like the Mitre Ultimax or the Nike Strike Premier League.

Having the right kit is essential for all footballers, but gathering every last item can be costly (as most parents with footballing children will know). To save money, always check the HotUKDeals football listings for special offers from leading brands and try to avoid purchasing high-end boots, gloves or shirts, if cheaper options will do just as well.

The Perfect Gifts for Football Fans

Because football is so popular, footballing gifts could well be the ideal present for your loved ones, with plenty of suitable ideas for birthday bashes, weddings and general celebrations. Here are some of the gift ideas you’ll find on the HotUKDeals listings:

  • Football stadium tours – Almost every football club around the country offers in depth tours of their grounds, often with ex-pros in attendance to provide their stories and experiences. Packages come in various tiers, with extra hospitality elements available at a price, and you can book exclusive tours for special events as well.
  • Football gift cards – Many clubs also sell gift cards, whether they are for products from the club shop or for ticket purchases. For example, Chelsea, Fulham and Arsenal all sell cards to spend in their stores.
  • Specialist football gifts – We’ve talked about some of the football related toys and games on offer, but specific clubs also sell gifts themed around their brand. For example, at the Arsenal store, you can buy duvets, dressing gowns, quilted Wenger-style coats, figurines, headphones, watches and many more gift items.
  • DVDs and Broadcast subscriptions – Every club (even the smallest league teams) will usually bring out an annual DVD showing their goals and achievements, and there are also plenty of independent documentaries and highlight reels from the BBC and Sky. Items like NOW TV Sky Sports cards are also a great gift for digital TV viewers who aren’t willing to pay for a full subscription.

The Best Football Deals

If you want to take your passion for football further, there’s a massive product range waiting to be explored. From stadium tours to Sky Sports subscriptions, football has spawned an endless variety of products and all of them can be found at discount prices if you know where to look.

The first place to head when you need to make a football-related purchase is the HotUKDeals football listings. You’ll find all of the kit you need, computer games, TV deals and much more. It’s all searchable and completely up to date, enabling you to find the best footy deals.

Merchants featuring on our football listings include kit manufacturers like Nike, Adidas, Mitre and Sondico, broadcasters like BT Sport and Sky, game manufacturers like EA and Sega, as well as retailers like Sports Direct, Tesco, Argos and the various club shops of Premier League teams.

If you are buying FIFA or PES, think about when to buy. Do you want the latest version or are you willing to pay less for last year’s version? If so, prices will fall as the new release approaches. Sky and BT prices also drop at certain times of the year, particularly as the new season gets into gear and just before major football tournaments like the World Cup. So shop strategically, whatever you are buying.

There’s no need to settle for the cheapest football boots or to stick to Freeview football matches, when there are so many deals waiting to be explored.

Enjoy Football and Save Money with HotUKDeals

Football is a massive business and a national obsession in the UK. Whether you are an avid watcher of the Premier League, a keen footballer or you need to buy a gift, you’ll find great football discounts at the HotUKDeals listings.