\After a few days of not being able to play FIFA 19 due to the PS4 in the Movie room not recognising the disc, it’s all fixed and finally managed to get a decent session in.

A bit of a prologue first, I changed the game speed of FIFA 19 to ‘Normal’ as I was playing it on the more considered sim-like ‘Slow’ mode, and wow, what a difference, Normal isn’t much faster game speed wise but the animations and ebb and Flow of the game seem much more sleek, animations Flow better and most importantly, players stats shine through much better and realistically.
Fast players can use that dash of speed more effectively, nimble players turn quicker, and I’m sure I see new animations as a result,  overall the game is just much nicer and feels fresh again. Who’s have thought.

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We topped the Europa League group to qualify for the KO round as unbeaten winners, should secure a slightly easier tie in the next round.
We finished up by beating Rangers 2-0, they were a much more organised side than the one we thrashed 5-1 in the opening game,

Foden maximising on a rare start, to latch on to the pass and just nip it past the defender before baring down on goal and finishing nicely.

Grujic also started, with Tchouameni rested, and put in a solid performance, bossing the midfield from the DMF position, he’s a textbook defensive midfielder, strong, good on the ball, good tenacity, and has a ferocious shot on him, his stats show just how much ground he covered, box to box, surprised at the lovely 7.2 only rating.


On to the premier League and 3 wins from 3 with Spurs drawing and losing,  saw us claw back a 2 point deficit to go 4 points clear at the top of the table after 15 games, m still early days of course but it’s good to be setting the pace.

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Heading into an away game against Man Utd at Ol Trafford, there above graphic popped up pre-game to show us as having the joint best away record in the league, it proved so as we beat Man Utd 2-0, with the Old Trafford crowd booing Utd off at the final whistle, The below goal shows DeGea make a cock-up and flap at a cross for Adama to header home, I enjoyed the realism of the goal.

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4 points clear, with the second lowest goals conceded in the top 10, and the second best goals scored record, the aim for this season has to be the Premier League and Europa double, it will be tough but we are on course.

Now that the gaming room is up and running, I fleet between the 85″ screen up there, and the 55″ 4k Tv in the living room, the PS4’s versatility makes this seamless, as you can upload game data from one PS4 to your online account, then download it on to a another PS4 and just carry on where you left off, it works really well.

Also, as promised, below are a few clips of the finished room, and a couple of short video clips of the game running on the big screen.

Essential Beer fridge & Popcorn machine


Acoustic Diffusor panels to prevent audio hang ups and make the sound feel fuller and warmer


85 inch screen / Dolby Digital/DTS 5.1 Surround sound