England vs. Germany, 1915

From the Library of Congress, this poster was printed 51 years before anyone ever said “Two World Wars and One World Cup.”

Speaking of the 1966 World Cup, I’d like to replay that tournament someday. My next World Cup project will be 1998, however, to be played with Mea Copa and Classic Soccer. In the meantime, I have plenty of other projects to keep me busy.

EDIT: Thanks to @redditsoccer for this tweet tonight:

If you can’t get on Reddit from where ever you are, here is a direct link to the picture.

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  1. I just got classic soccer myself……bugging Anthony to do some current MLS team charts. Any thoughts on this one?

  2. I have come to really enjoy Classic Soccer. It has a steep learning curve, though. I’ll give a complete review of it sometime, but here are some of the main points:

    1. steep learning curve
    2. a lot of chart flipping
    3. you make ALL the decisions (pass, long pass, keep, shoot, etc.)
    4. players are rated for everything, and rated well
    5. cross-era, cross-league play is possible
    6. game time is very long at first but comes down to reasonable 70 mins or so after you learn the game
    7. would probably be really fun as a head-to-head game

    Like I said, I’ve come to really enjoy the game. I made an excel spreadsheet that helps with a lot of the chart flipping. I think you’ll like it, too. The only set I have right now is the 2010 World Cup, but I’m planning on getting 1998 soon and if I ever want to do a replay of an old season, say from the 50’s or 60’s, Classic Soccer would be my first choice, just due to the fact that the designer puts so much work into his ratings I would trust them more than any others.

  3. Hey Paul– finally gave Classic Soccer a try this week and have really been enjoying it. It’s the most comprehensive and realistic soccer game with individual player ratings I have ever seen.

    When you have a chance, I (and others) would love if you could write a full game review of Classic Soccer to bring awareness to a game which deserves full praise.

    Thanks for all your hard work on the blog!

    • That’s a great idea, Ryan, and something I’ve been meaning to do forever! I actually did write a fairly comprehensive review of Classic Soccer in Issue #1 of the OneForFive.com Print Edition. The hard copy of that issue sold out, but it is still available in PDF format for anyone who is interested in soccer games in general.


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