February 19, 2007

I'm a big fan of the BBC but…

Now, I’m a big fan of the BBC. It’s one of roughly three things about which I feel a slight tinge of national pride.
But I’ve just found a feature of bbc.co.uk that is the most ridiculous waste of time and probably money.

Live text commentary during football matches is superb, a great alternative when the game’s not on the radio or TV. But I’ve just discovered the BBC is now offering pathetic animated footballers enacting the latest text update. It doesn’t tell you any more about the action than the text does and the pictures are worse than a game of World Soccer on a SEGA Master System. Please, somebody tell me they have found some use for it.

I’m slightly concerned that the BBC’s next article on the government’s latest anti-crime policy might be accompanied by a cartoon of Tony Blair making ever so reassuring hand gestures.

Animated Football

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  1. World Soccer was an awesome game.

    19 Feb 2007, 10:53

  2. Michael S.

    Ha! I vaguely remember a football game on the Sega master system…not sure if it’s the same one, but it was pretty much lawless – incorporating vicious sliding tackle which would cause the recipient’s eyes to pop out. Also when you played in Russia there were rocks on the pitch which you had to avoid (or you went arse over tit, and yes…your eyes popped out)

    Even better was every player had a tolerance level, and if they were fouled too many times they just died on the spot, and lay there for the rest of the match. Quite often you could get an 11 a side game down to 5 a side.

    What a great game, shame i cant remember the name

    19 Feb 2007, 11:30


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