Emerald City S.C. vs. Haabe Lions Match Report – 11/4/2014

EMERALD CITY 2 – 4 HAABE LIONS venue: Starfire Sports Complex November 5, 2014 TUKWILA, WA – 4,519 Emerald City supporters were on hand to watch ECSC lose to Haabe Lions by a score of 2 goals to 4 in Starfire Sports Complex’s first regulation SBPL match. The Lions were certainly the better squad on the day, but most of the match was fairly even. The second half, in fact, belonged to Emerald City. Unfortunately for the home crowd, it was one six-minute block of time at the end of the first half where Haabe Lions overwhelmed the Emerald City … Continue reading

Emerald City SC 2014-15

MANAGER: PAUL DYLAN VENUE: STARFIRE SPORTS ARENA (cap. 4500) The SOCCER BLAST PREMIER LEAGUE is a first-year draft league using the Soccer Blast game engine from Plaay.com. The league doesn’t have a website yet, but that should be forthcoming. In the meantime, you can follow us at “The Home Of British Sports Gaming” on Delphi. Here are a few important rules to note: This is a keeper league, meaning that rosters hold over from year-to-year. In order to keep a player, he must appear in at least half the number of the matches he’s eligible for. Players are eligible for … Continue reading

The Search for the World Football Association’s Best Player

There are 86 cards rated with the “Star” quality in the World Football Association Set A, but one card stands clearly above the rest. The Universal Soccer Confederation might be the most ambitious upstart American professional sports league since the USFL. There is big money and big egos at stake as the new 20 team, 3 division pyramid of soccer is built from scratch. When AS Fleur-de-Lis, the USC’s New Orleans franchise, won the random lottery that granted the first overall pick in the league’s inaugural draft, their Manager, French great Zizzou Azure, was meticulous in his preparation to ensure … Continue reading

Soccer Blast: Attack Process Flow Chart

I have three Plaay.com games in my collection: History Maker Baseball, Second Season, and Soccer Blast. Generally, I’d say that game designer Keith Avallone’s instruction booklets might rank behind only Strat-O-Matic Baseball and/or APBA Baseball in terms of clarity of instructions, and functionality and design of the booklets themselves. Soccer Blast is no exception, however, the attack process (which makes up a large portion of your actual gaming time) can be a bit confounding. To help put it all in order for myself, I drew up this handy-dandy flow chart. I hope it’s useful to you, too. Originally I planned … Continue reading

COMING THIS SUMMER!! OneForFive Print Edition, Vol. 1

CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE BEST TABLETOP-SPORTS NEWSLETTER ON THE MARKET TODAY! In the grand tradition of great tabletop-sports journals of the past, such as The APBA Journal, Strat Fan, Strat-O-Matic Review, All-Star Replay and others, OneForFive.com is releasing a Print Edition to supplement the tabletop-sports coverage on the site. Volume One, Issue One of the quarterly OneForFive.com Print Edition goes on Pre-Sale today, June 2nd through June 12th at the introductory price of $7, with an annual subscription (4 issues) for $28. All copies of the Print Edition come with a PDF of the complete publication as well. PDF … Continue reading