The first ever IRL RPadTV Invitational was this past weekend. It featured copious amounts of Johnny Walker Blue, a thrilling victory by Manchester City, medianachos medianoches, a silly amount of Pokemon Go, and so much more. It was one of the best weekends I’ve had in years and even better than I was expecting, all thanks to you RPadholics.
You’d think that seeing Man City live for the first time, watching my second-favorite player Bernardo Silva (the second-best Silva on the team!) score two goals, and experiencing a come-from-behind victory over the evil Bayern Munich would’ve been the highlights of the trip, but they weren’t. The game was phenomenal, don’t get me wrong, but my favorite part of the trip was spending time with RPadholics Iceman, Tokz, and BSUkenyan. As far as I know, this was the first time that more than two of us have met up…and it was frickin’ awesome!
My first season as manager of Manchester City in FIFA 18 has come and gone. It was a resounding success. Silverware was won, older players were dumped, new blood was brought in, and some pleasant surprises happened along the way. Here’s a brief rundown of Kun RPadTV’s inaugural season.
Missions Accomplished: Man City won the Premiere League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup. The owners were happy. The players were glorious. It was great fun using FIFA 18 to terrorize the entire football world.
I’ve just hit the January transfer window in FIFA 18 as “Kun RPadTV,” the newest manager of Manchester City. In addition to playing out the football games, it’s been great fun developing new talent, handling disgruntled players, one-upping other coaches, and handling the day-to-day operations. While I’m an ardent Man City supporter, there have been several times I’ve had to turn off the fanboy switch in order to do what’s best for business (Triple H ™). Here are some of the moves I’ve made in FIFA 18 halfway through the season.
Sold Sergio Aguero — Some Citizens would consider this sacrilege. Kun Aguero is a legendary Man City player, holding the club record for scoring and responsible for the most significant goal in team history. That said, he’s almost definitely leaving the club when his contract is up. Aguero wants to wind his career down in his native Argentina. As a fan, I respect that he wants to play his final games for his boyhood team Independiente. As a gamer, I ain’t got time for that. Besides, Gabriel Jesus is set to become the team’s primary striker of the future, but just in case, I…
My lovely friend Jennie recently asked me how I came to love Manchester City FC. This was an excellent question from an excellent person. Ergo, it deserved an excellent (hopefully) response. Here it goes.
It all started with this Bill Simmons article from 2006. He was figuring out which Premiere League team he ought to support. That seemed like a fine idea, so I followed suit. Following his two-column-spanning logic, I settled on Man City. The following reasons supported that decision.
Roberto Mancini, the coach of my beloved Manchester City has been trying to get his players to say no to excessive drinking and say yes to womanizing. It’s fascinating advice and I can’t believe he went public with these comments. According to ESPN Mancini said:
I don’t understand why a player must drink after a game. Okay, maybe one drink is okay but three, four, five, six — drinking until they are drunk — this is not good. In Italy the players don’t have this culture to drink after the game. It is so different but I understand it is part of the English culture and it is not easy to change.
It is good for their career not to do this. Okay, they are young now but when you are 28 or 29 you pay the price. It is better they go with a woman than a drink. It is better. That is what I did when I was a player.
He certainly has a point on the drinking, but I find it hilarious and a bit shocking that he’s publicly saying that he’s cool with his players being sluts. I’m pretty sure it’s going to backfire. Watch half the team get debilitating STDs. This will end poorly.