The Day I Scored For Ireland

I haven’t enjoyed a Fifa game in a while, that is until Fifa 10 came along. It rekindled my interest in the game, rekindled my interest in Xbox Live, and furthermore introduced me to the social side of the game with the ability to upload videos and screenshots to the EA Sports World site.

Following last night’s defeat against France in Paris, I continued my Be A Pro first season, earning a callup to the Ireland reserve squad. Taking to the pitch away against Slovenia, it’s nice to bang in a goal on your international debut. Particularly one that hasn’t been taken from inside the box. Long distance goals just seem to be a rarity.

It is a pity though that the sharing side of the game is only available to Xbox Gold members but it’s not bad encouragement to work on your skills and then show them off online. By the way, I’m @mcguireken on Xbox Live.


  1. Sean O'Grady November 19, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Great goal. Too bad we have no world class shooters like that in RL.

    I’ll addd you later on, usuakly on in the evenings. 🙂

  2. Frank Bradley November 20, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    nice goal Ken. I think the Slovenia keeper deserves the same treatment as Reina should have got following our game from a few weeks ago.

  3. Dean Saliba November 21, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    My brother kicks my butt at FIFA games every time he brings his PS3 round to my house. 🙁

    Shame about the Ireland match, I heard FIFA are refusing to do anything about the incident, which really sucks.

  4. Ken McGuire November 26, 2009 at 10:42 am

    @Frank Sure enough, no idea what he was doing out there. Being honest I don’t know where the goal came out of but I’ve been trying to pay a bit more attention to the positioning of the opposition ‘keeper on the radar. Worth a punt now and again 🙂

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