The Week in Quotes on fifa15guide

“There will be no rest tonight. Anyone who gets home before five in the morning gets fined.”
Real Betis right winger Joaquin talks about his expectations to party after his club’s 5-3 win at the Sanchez Pizjuan against rivals Sevilla

“My wife told me that if I score a hat-trick this year I get a dog, so I was trying to get the penalty.”
Nottingham Forest defender Eric Lichaj, who scored a brace in his club’s 4-2 win over Arsenal, tells BT Sport about a motivation for wanting to score a hat-trick against the FA Cup holders

“I will always play my heart out and hope to continue to grow (as a player).”
Kazuyoshi Miura, who turns 51 next month, speaks with Kyodo news agency after signing a new contract with Japanese second division club Yokohama FC

“Messi understands everything. It’s a shame that they compare him with anyone else. Messi masters everything: the space, the time, where his team-mate is and his opponent. Before he used to unbalance teams with ability and his strength. Now he does it naturally: he draws you in. He sees he has a marker and he knows that the marker is afraid, waits for another to come and then he waits for just the right moment to pass it. I saw that with LeBron James. He draws you in until he has someone free. We have worked on this since we were kids, to know where the space is and where the free man is. Even Ter Stegen knows it.”
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi talks with El Pais about Lionel Messi’s qualities

“Zinedine Zidane isn’t a player at Real Madrid anymore. That Zidane no longer exists. Now it’s down to Zinedine Zidane the coach to carve out a career. I’m not protected by what I’ve done as a player at this club. I know that one day it [the coach’s job] will come to an end at Real Madrid, so I make the most of it and I do everything I can to be successful. I say to myself, ‘if I’ve got ten days left here, then I’m going to live those ten days to the max; if it’s six months, I’ll live those six months to the max’. I don’t think beyond that. I know I won’t stay [in the job] for ten years.”
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane speaks with France Football about his future at the club

“From a motivational side, you get to that point in your career where you’re starting to feel ready for a new challenge, and the stars sort of aligned in some ways that some opportunities were presented in front of us… They were very good opportunities. I had some tough decisions to make and that led towards keeping a future here in Canada. I’d always sort of talked about moving into the men’s game, and one of those opportunities came up, and a pretty prestigious opportunity came up on the women’s side. That was a big decision, as well. It’s been a crazy two months for us… [but] I felt I was ready for a new challenge, and this is where it’s ended up. I’m bloody excited.”
John Herdman speaks in a one-on-one interview with Sportsnet after being announced as the new head coach of the Canadian men’s national team after spending over six years in charge of the women’s national team in the same country

“There was a lack of sleep, lack of eating, lack of drinking, it was probably the worst 48 hours you could wish for to prepare for a game like that. It went against all research for the performance we put in against Germany, but that’s how special that group of people was, that’s mental toughness.”
England defender Laura Bassett speaks with These Football Times about her experience of scoring an own goal in the semi-finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 and turning around to eventually defeat Germany in the match for third place

“I missed the adrenaline before playing, the butterflies when you are about to go on the pitch. When you’re in the tunnel of La Bombonera, the emotion and adrenaline all over your body, that is what I missed most.”
Carlos Tevez speaks with the press after completing his return to Boca Juniors

“Pep Guardiola said to me that we played better than most of the Premier League teams that come to Man City.”
Bristol City manager Lee Johnson speaks after his Championship side’s narrow 2-1 defeat by Premier League leaders Manchester City in the League Cup

“Personally, I always think that players like Diego Forlan are fantastic. He was the complete striker, and that’s extremely important these days. [Robert] Lewandowski, for example, has something special, a little bit of everything and a whole host of strengths. You constantly need to keep adapting, as you could be facing three, four or even five at the back. That means you always have to play a little differently, and having many different qualities makes you more unpredictable. Aerial ability and a solid right foot aren’t enough anymore.”
Speaking in an exclusive interview with, FIFA World Cup™ all-time top scorer Miroslav Klose talks about what he thinks makes the complete forward in the modern game

“Brazilian Ronaldo. His ability, his all-round game was incredible. He had everything: pace, power, finishing, skills, passing. I didn’t get to watch a lot of him of TV growing up but when I’ve watched YouTube and highlights of clips from the past, I’d have loved to have played alongside him.”
England and Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane speaks with ESPN Brasil about the striker he would have loved to partner with

“If I could compare myself to any footballer it would be PSG star Neymar. He scores goals, man. I’m glad to see that he’s happy now [after joining Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona]. Neymar is my favourite player – he’s my boy.”
Point guard for National Basketball Association club Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving likens himself to Neymar, speaking with Sportsmail

New Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal uses a metaphor when asked to give any transfer updates at the club 

FIFA 18 Sniping Cheats on fifa15guide

So one of the most popular need to know things on FIFA 18 is how to snipe cheap players on the FUT transfer market easily. Here we will show you how you can buy players quick using our sniping cheats. Watch the full HD video guide below to learn all the tips to sniping players.

The method involves getting a player via BIN (buy now) at 59 minutes and 59 seconds so that no-one else will have a chance at sniping the player. This will make you millions of coins not just on this title but many FIFA installments to come.

There are three techniques and the first involves the start price and increasing that to 15M and working your way down. Just simply changing the values by one each time and performing a search until a result comes up.

That is the most commonly known one and is used by many pro FIFA traders in the FUT market. The second method is simply pressing the Y button on Xbox or Triangle on PlayStation to go to the transfer targets screen and then you click back and repeat this until the player you desire shows up to buy now.

The third and final technique which is arguably the best is to press X on Xbox or Square on PS3/PS4 and do a compare prices search and then press back. This is the quickest and most effective of all sniping methods and will help you in making loads of coins and profit from players in Ultimate Team.

If you are not already subscribed to the YouTube channel, make sure you do if you want the best FIFA 18 tutorials before they arrive here on the official website. Follow us on social media to get exclusive content about the game as well.

Man United win at Watford overshadowed by untimely injuries –

Craig Burley explains why grinding out results could be effective for Man United if they want to remain in the title race.

WATFORD, England — Three points from Vicarage Road as Man United hang on for a 4-2 win at Watford.

1. United win overshadowed by injury worries

Manchester United moved to within five points of Premier League leaders Manchester City with a 4-2 victory at Watford, but the win came at a cost, as Nemanja Matic limped off to add to Jose Mourinho’s midfield injury problems.

Two goals from Ashley Young against his former club and an Anthony Martial strike had put United 3-0 up and seemingly in control by halftime. But a 77th minute Troy Deeney penalty, followed by a close-range Abdoulaye Doucoure volley seven minutes later, gave Watford hope of a remarkable fight-back. Then Jesse Lingard sealed United’s first away league victory since late September with a stunning solo goal on 87 minutes.

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With United travelling to Arsenal on Saturday before facing City at Old Trafford eight days later, three points against Marco Silva’s team was crucial to maintaining their faint hopes of catching Pep Guardiola’s runaway leaders. But the loss of Matic to a second-half injury will be a major concern to Mourinho ahead of two such important games.

The former Chelsea midfielder was replaced by Ander Herrera early in the second period with an unspecified injury, but the Serbia international was at least able to walk off the pitch. However, if the injury proves enough to keep Matic out of the Arsenal and City games, United face a midfield injury crisis at the worst possible time.

Marouane Fellaini missed this game due to injury, while Michael Carrick has yet to return to action following his heart procedure in September. Paul Pogba was able to complete 90 minutes, further boosting his fitness following his recent hamstring injury lay-off, but the loss of Matic took the shine off a big win for Mourinho and United.

Ashley Young scored two fine goals in Man United’s win but it was hampered by some untimely injuries.

2. Young is earning his extended stay

Manchester United recently triggered their option to extend Young’s contract for a further year, ensuring that the former Aston Villa player is now tied down at Old Trafford until the end of the 2018-19 season. His performance against Watford proved that to be a smart decision.

The 32-year-old almost left United in January for a lucrative move to China but Jose Mourinho asked him to stay until the end of the season due to his versatility and importance as a vocal presence in the dressing room. Young took time to win Mourinho over but is now an integral member of the squad and has regained his long-lost position as a first-team regular this season.

Young’s success in earning Mourinho’s trust is down to reinventing himself as a full-back, a process that began under Louis van Gaal. Young arrived at United in 2011 as a winger who could also play as a second striker, but Van Gaal believed that his athleticism and game intelligence would enable him to play a more defensive role and so it has proved. He has now started 12 games in all competitions this season — just three fewer starts than he managed during the whole of last season — and his form has all but ended Luke Shaw’s Old Trafford career, with the England youngster now firmly out of the picture thanks to Young’s performances at left-back.

Young’s two goals against his former club at Vicarage Road were a flashback to his past, when he was a regular scorer in his younger days. But by being able to defend like a veteran and provide pinpoint crosses for the forwards, Young has made himself crucial to Mourinho’s plans. The return of his goal threat only adds to his value.

Watford got back into the game late but another home defeat has Silva on the hot seat.

3. Has job speculation got to Marco Silva and Watford?

Marco Silva has stuck rigidly to the party line in recent weeks about not being distracted by speculation linking him to the Everton manager’s position by insisting his focus is solely on his current job at Watford. But this comprehensive loss at home to Manchester United was Watford’s fourth defeat in six games since Ronald Koeman lost his job at Everton; is it a coincidence or has Silva taken his eye off the ball? And has the speculation got to his players?

Watford lost just one in six prior to the Everton situation arising last month, and that was a home defeat against runaway leaders Manchester City, so their form has certainly dipped over the past six weeks. But whether it’s connected to the ongoing uncertainty over Silva’s future at Vicarage Road or not, Watford’s recent results suggest that the highly rated coach is perhaps over-hyped after less than 12 months in the Premier League.

Watford have fought hard to keep him and Everton’s move for Sam Allardyce suggests they seen the threat off, but results and performances in recent weeks have not been good enough for Watford or Silva. Now he must get the team back on track to prove that all the fuss was worth it.

Few clubs change their manager as often as Watford so it will be interesting to see how Silva’s situation plays out from this point on.

Mark Ogden is a senior football writer for ESPN FC. Follow him @MarkOgden_

fifa15guide | Cyber Monday 2017: The best deals on PC games, graphics cards, monitors, SSDs and more

fifa15guide | Cyber Monday 2017: The best deals on PC games, graphics cards, monitors, SSDs and more

After a weekend of gorging yourself on turkey and elbowing people in the face to get that last discounted something or other in the shops, now it’s time to settle in and continue those deal hunts from the comfort of your own home. For today is Cyber Monday, the day that’s reserved for purely online-only deals following the shopping bonanza that was Black Friday.

This year, we’ve done the hard work for you, as we’ve scoured the web for the best Cyber Monday deals money can buy. These aren’t just re-heated Black Friday deals, either, as most retailers usually have completely separate discounts running today, making it a great time to pick up another bargain if none of the deals last week took your fancy. As always, we’ll be updating this article throughout the day, so make sure to check back at regular intervals just in case something new appears. We’ve also got tips on the best places to browse, and how to find out if those hot discounts are really as good as they seem.

Best Cyber Monday 2017 deals

As much as we love a good Steam sale, the best Cyber Monday deals are on PC hardware, components and peripherals – much like Black Friday, in that respect. Of course, while we’ll endeavor to bring you the very best deals from around the internet, you should also check CamelCamelCamel before you buy anything on Amazon to see if you’re actually getting a good price. This keeps track of Amazon product prices all year round, helping you identify if a Cyber Monday deal is actually a must-have discount or whether it’s actually the same price it was this time last year.

To go straight to each category, just clicks the links below:

  • Best game deals
  • Best PC deals
  • Best laptop deals
  • Best graphics card deals
  • Best monitor deals
  • Best SSD deals
  • Best CPU deals
  • Best RAM deals
  • Best mouse and keyboard deals
  • Best headset deals

The best sites for Cyber Monday deals are found below.


  • Amazon
  • Ebuyer
  • Overclockers UK
  • Scan
  • CCL
  • GAME
  • Currys
  • Green Man Gaming
  • GOG
  • Steam
  • Humble


  • Amazon
  • Newegg
  • BestBuy
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • eBay
  • Green Man Gaming
  • GOG
  • Steam
  • Humble

fifa15guide | Cyber Monday 2017: The best deals on PC games, graphics cards, monitors, SSDs and more

Best Cyber Monday PC game deals:

  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – £16.49 from Amazon
  • Titanfall 2 – £12.50 from Amazon
  • Star Wars Battlefront – £4.50 from Amazon
  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds – £24.12 from Play-Asia
  • Battlefield 1 Premium Season Pass – £11.99 from Origin
  • Mass Effect Andromeda: Standard Edition – £17.49 from Origin
  • Prey – £15.00 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
  • The Evil Within II – £20.00 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
  • Destiny 2: Standard Edition – £26.90 from Green Man Gaming 
  • Deus Ex Mankind Divided – £6.00 from Green Man Gaming
  • Life is Strange – £4.00 from Green Man Gaming
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War – £26.99 from Green Man Gaming  (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
  • Rocket League – £7.50 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – £17.50 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
  • Stellaris: Standard Edition – £14.00 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
  • XCOM 2 – £11.55 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
  • Overwatch: Standard Edition – £16.99 from Blizzard’s
  • Destiny 2: Standard Edition – £29.24 from Blizzard’s 
  • The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition – £13.99 from
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – £18.79 from

fifa15guide | Cyber Monday 2017: The best deals on PC games, graphics cards, monitors, SSDs and more

Best Cyber Monday PC deals:

If you’re thinking about picking up a Vive for £599 /$599 or an Oculus Rift for £349 /  $349 today (whose respective Black Friday deals are still on, by the way), then you might want to pick up a VR-ready PC to go with it.

HP Omen 880-072na  – £1999 from HP
This top of the line gaming PC normally costs £2499, but with the offer code BLACK1 you can get this GTX 1080Ti-powered PC for £500 off over on the HP Store. It comes with pretty much everything you could possibly want from a gaming PC, really, including an unlocked Intel Core i7-7700K processor, 32GB of RAM, a 2TB HHD and 512GB SSD  and liquid cooling. You even get a free copy of Destiny 2.

Lenovo Legion Y520 – £750 from Currys
Powered by a 3GB GTX 1060, this Lenovo gaming PC has an Intel Core i5-7400 processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB of storage and a 16GB of Intel Optane Memory module to speed up your multi-tasking.

Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop – £429 from Dell (Use code DB15SAVE270)
Dell’s gaming desktop isn’t live yet, but it comes with an AMD Ryzen 3 1200 processor, 8GB of RAM and an AMD RX 560 graphics card. Normally £700, this is a steal of an entry-level gaming PC.

Alienware Alpha – £699 from Dell (Use code DB14SAVE250)
This tiny Alienware PC is designed to be use in the living room and playing games at 1080p at 60fps. Its GTX 960 is a bit old now, and you’re paying a premium for the small form factor, but if you don’t fancy lugging your whole rig down to your TV every time you want to play multiplayer games with your friends and family, this could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Amazon is currently running a big offer on Windows Mixed Reality headsets at the moment, letting you save up to £349 when you buy one together with a bundled laptop. They’re a great way to get into virtual reality if you’re not too fussed about overall image quality and don’t want to splash out on a Vive or Rift, and all of them come with a pair of motion controllers, too. They’re also kitted out for augmented reality apps as and when they arrive, but until more AR games start appearing in stores, you’ll mainly be using them for VR when you first get one. Here are our top picks from today’s daily deals:

  • Dell Inspiron 7000 (Intel Core i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050) with HP VR1000-100nm – £1064 from Amazon 
  • MSI GP62 (Intel Core i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060) with HP VR1000-100nm – £1300 from Amazon
  • Dell XPS Desktop (Intel Core i7-7700K, GTX 1080) with HP VR-1000-100nm – £2000 from Amazon
  • Dell Alienware 17.3in (Intel Core i7-7820HK, GTX 1070) with HP VR1000-100nm – £2300 from Amazon

fifa15guide | Cyber Monday 2017: The best deals on PC games, graphics cards, monitors, SSDs and more

Best Cyber Monday laptop deals:

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming – £699 from Dell (Use code DB7SAVE200)
Normally £919, you can save over £200 on Dell’s new gaming laptop with the code above. It comes with an Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor, 8GB of RAM, a 15.6in Full HD IPS display and a 4GB GTX 1050 graphics card. You can also get one with a Core i7-7700HQ, 16GB of RAM and a 6GB GTX 1060 for £1099 with the code DB3SAVE200.

Dell XPS 13 – £1149 from Dell – SOLD OUT
Dell’s XPS 13 deal has come and gone again. If you’re still desperate for an XPS 13, though, then check back at 6pm GMT, as there’s a slightly less expensive version lined up for £919 that comes with an i5-8250U, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.

MSI GP62MVR 7RFX Leopard Pro – £999 from Amazon
Down from £1399, MSI’s Leopard Pro is a pretty tempting deal for a GTX 1060 laptop. With an Intel Core i7-7820HK processor, 8GB of RAM, a 15.6in Full HD display and a Steelseries keyboard, that’s a pretty decent set of components for the money. It’s not hideously slab-like, either, measuring just 29mm thick.

MSI Apache Pro GE62VR – £1099 from Currys
As well as an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, 16GB of RAM, a 3GB GTX 1060 and a 1TB HDD/128GB SSD combo, you also get eight free bits of software thrown in for free with this 15.6in Full HD laptop, including VR games Arizona Sunshine, Star Trek: Bridge Crew and Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, plus Dirt 4, World of Tanks, World of Warships and Magix FastCut Plus Edition and PCmover Professional.

MSI GT73EVR 7RF Titan Pro – £2000 from Box
Normally £2399, this MSI GTX 1080-powered gaming laptop is now cheaper than ever. While not as ludicrous as the GT75VR I reviewed the other week, this still  has a 17.3in 120Hz display and a Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, as well as a 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD. You also get a free SteelSeries Siberia V2 gaming headset with this bundle as well.

Alienware 17 – £2039 from John Lewis
Even cheaper than it was over Black Friday, the Alienware 17 is one of the most powerful gaming laptops around. With an Intel i7-7820HK processor, a GTX 1070 graphics chip and a 2560×1440, 120Hz VA panel with built-in Tobii eye-tracking tech, this is one feature-packed gaming machine.

Acer Nitro 5 – $744 from Amazon
Like the MSI above, the Acer Nitro 5 has a GTX 1050Ti inside for smooth 1080p gaming. The main difference, and why it costs so much less, is because it only has a Core i5-7300HQ processor inside, as well as a 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM. That’s still more than enough for a mid-range gaming laptop, though, and its 15.6in Full HD IPS screen should make your games look pretty good, too.

MSI GL62M-7REX – $919 from Newegg
A GTX 1050Ti-powered gaming laptop with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, 16GB of RAM, a 15.6in Full HD screen and a 512GB SSD. Just bear in mind it doesn’t come with an extra HDD for additional storage. For a slightly less expensive version, which comes with all the of the above except the 512GB SSD (you get a 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD instead), check out this version from Amazon for $900.

Asus ROG Strix GL502VS – $1499 from Newegg
Down from $1699, this GTX 1070 laptop has a 15.6in Nvidia G-Sync screen, an Intel Core i-7-7700HQ processor, 16GB of RAM and a super-fast 256GB NVMe SSD and 1TB HDD for extra storage. You also get red backlit scissor-switch keys.

MSI GT73VR Titan Pro – $2099 from Newegg
Much like the GT75VR I reviewed recently, this mega laptop has a GTX 1080 graphics chip, an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, 16GB of RAM and a 17.3in Full HD display. You also get a free copy of Destiny 2.


fifa15guide | Cyber Monday 2017: The best deals on PC games, graphics cards, monitors, SSDs and more

Best Cyber Monday graphics card deals:

A lot of the good graphics card deals were snapped up Black Friday, leaving slim pickings for those shopping on Cyber Monday. As a result, several cards are now either out of stock or have gone back up in price. Here’s our pick from what’s left.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 – £100 from Scan
If you want an inexpensive card for games that don’t require much power, then this is a fantastic deal.

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 2GB – $119 from Amazon 
This Gigabyte model has finally dethroned EVGA’s $135 SC Gaming edition over on Newegg. A great choice for less demanding esports titles.

Asus GTX 1060 3GB Phoenix – £183 from Ebuyer
A great card for 1080p and a little bit of 1440p, there were better GTX 1060 deals last week, but this is the cheapest one we can find for Cyber Monday. Read our GTX 1060 review for more info.

PowerColor Radeon RX580 Red Dragon V2 – £260 from Overclockers / $230 from Newegg
PowerColour’s RX 580 remains the cheapest way to get a good deal on a great mid-range graphics card. This particular version is even cheaper than the card we found over Black Friday, too.

XFX Radeon RX580 8GB – $260 from Newegg – SOLD OUT
With double fans and 8GB of memory, this RX 580 is one of the best Cyber Monday graphics card deals we’ve seen so far. Alas, it’s now sold out. Your next best bet is the PowerColor Red Devil, which is currently going for $270, also at Newegg.

Asus GeForce GTX 1070 Dual OC 8GB – £349 from Ebuyer 
Ebuyer’s GTX 1070 deal is back on, and is arguably the best graphics card deal you’ll find all day. Grab it now while stocks last. Read our GTX 1070 review to see how it fares.

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Gaming – £420 from Scan
Most full-sized GTX 1070Ti cards are close enough in price to the GTX 1080 that you may as well just spend the extra and get a more powerful card. This MSI version, however, is far enough away in price to make it worth your while.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070Ti GAMING 8GB – $470 from Newegg
This Gigabyte GTX 1070Ti is being discounted until Monday, although in our eyes, it’s probably worth spending the extra $30 to get the GTX 1080 below. Read our review to find out why.

Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo – £479 from Scan
One of the cheapest GTX 1080s available right now, Asus’ Turbo edition comes with an extra HDMI output for easy VR setup. Read our GTX 1080 review to find out more.

MSI Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti Armor OC – £675 from Ebuyer 
GTX 1080 Tis still cost quite a lot more than regular GTX 1080s, but this particular bundle nets you a free copy of Destiny 2 to help soften the blow until November 29th. It’s also much cheaper than the best GTX 1080 Ti deal we found last week.

fifa15guide | Cyber Monday 2017: The best deals on PC games, graphics cards, monitors, SSDs and more

Best Cyber Monday monitor deals:

AOC G2460VQ6 (above) – £103 from Amazon (NEW LOWER PRICE TODAY ONLY)
Cheaper than ever, this TN-based 24in AOC has a higher 75Hz refresh rate for super smooth gaming and AMD FreeSync support, plus a bunch of blue light filters to help take care of your eyes. Get it now before it goes on Amazon’s Daily Deals.

Philips 273V5LHAB – £150 from Amazon
Slightly more expensive than the BenQ above, but having tested this 27in monitor myself, I can say with certainty that this has excellent image quality despite its 1920×1080 resolution. It’s pretty basic, but if you want a big screen without breaking the bank, the 273V5LHAB is a great choice. Stay tuned for our full review.

AOC AG272FCX – £320 from Currys
This 27in gaming monitor has a 144hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync support. Pound for pound, I’d probably recommend going for the Asus MG278Q below, but if you’re after a fancy curved IPS screen, it’s probably a price worth paying for fewer pixels.

Asus MG278Q – £387 from Amazon
This 27in TN monitor has a lovely 2560×1440 resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate, making it a great pick for those with beefy graphics cards who really want to push past the 60fps barrier. It also has AMD FreeSync support and two HDMI ports.

Asus ROG Swift PG258Q – £488 from CCL
A 25in monitor with a huge 240Hz refresh rate, making it a perfect fit for esport enthusiasts or those that like their games, really, really smooth. It only has a standard 1,920×1,080 resolution and ports are pretty limited to a single HDMI and DisplayPort, but what it lacks in connectivity it makes up for in flexibility, with pivot, swivel and height-adjustment support. Our full review will be here very shortly. You also get a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Origins, too.

Acer XF240H – £180 from Laptops Direct
A smaller, Full HD version of the excellent XF270HUA (below), this 144Hz IPS panel is a great deal.

Acer XF270HUA – £500 from Amazon
We loved this monitor when we got it in for review, and is currently our top pick for gaming display greatness. This 27in 1440p monitor has an IPS display, giving it superb colour accuarcy, and it’s also got a 144Hz refresh rate, giving you super smooth gaming at the same time.

HP Omen Quad HD 27in – £549 from Currys
This 27in, 2560×1440 monitor is quite the looker. With a super slim stand and slender bezels, this is one monitor you won’t be ashamed to have on your desk. It also comes with Nvidia G-Sync support and a three-port USB3 hub.

Acer Predator XBV271HK – £500 from Overclockers
This 27in 4K monitor from Acer has Nvidia G-Sync support, plus a USB hub and HDMI and DisplayPort connections. It’s the perfect partner for a new GTX 1080 graphics card.

Dell S2817Q – £390 from Scan
If Acer’s 4K monitor above is a bit too expensive, this one from Dell costs less than £400. It doesn’t come with G-Sync support or anything fancy like that, but this is still a pretty decent deal if you’re looking to upgrade your pixel count.

Acer Predator X34A – £800 from Amazon
Historically, this 4K monitor often demands around £1000, and no wonder – it’s got a curved 34in 3840×1440 IPS screen, Nvidia G-Sync support and its refresh rate can be overclocked to 100Hz. At £800, it’s highly tempting indeed.

LG 38UC99 – £900 from Overclockers
This mad 38in curved 3840×1600 FreeSync monitor has an IPS panel and a 75Hz refresh rate, assuming your graphics card get break 60fps at 4K widescreen, of course! Normally £1200, this is a pretty good deal if you’re after a ginormous monitor to up your game.

Dell E2318Hx – $90 from Amazon
This 23in IPS monitor is just $90 right now, but hurry, as stock’s clearing fast over on Amazon. If you’re after a cheap second screen, this is an absolute bargain.

Dell S2718HN – $180 from BestBuy 
If you want a slightly fancier 27in monitor deal, this curved display from Samsung is your next best bet. It only has a 1920×1080 resolution, but its IPS panel should mean superb colour accuracy. It’s also got super slim bezels (the frame bit round the outside of the monitor) and support for AMD’s FreeSync technology.

Samsung LU28H750UQNXZA – $330 from Samsung
Samsung’s 28in 4K monitor is quite the bargain at this price. Normally $500, this stylish monitor has one of Samsung’s own QLED panels, which uses the same technology as the company’s TVs, so colour accuracy should be excellent.

Samsung UH750 – $499 from Amazon
This 31.5in monitor has a lovely 4K display and one of Samsung’s own QLED panels, theoretically giving it the same kind of picture quality as its TVs. Save $200 on one this Black Friday.

AOC C4008VU8 – $600 from Best Buy
4K monitors are still quite expensive, but this enormous 40in AOC model is currently $200 off at Best Buy. It’s curved, too, making it even more immersive than your typical flat screen monitor.

Samsung CF791 – $649 from Amazon
For a truly widescreen 4K experience, you can currently get $260 off Samsung’s jumbo CF791. Featuring a curved VA panel and a 100Hz refresh rate, this Samsung monitor could be a very smart addition to your gaming setup.

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Best Cyber Monday SSD deals:

Kingston SSDNow UV400 2.5in – (120GB) £48 from Ebuyer
Want an SSD for just Windows and a few productivity apps without spending an arm and a leg? Kingston’s SSDNow UV400 is a great choice.

Crucial BX300 2.5in – (240GB) £62 from Amazon (DAILY DEAL)
It’s slightly slower than the MX300, but the BX300 is still a great budget SSD for those after something to boost Windows loading times.

Crucial MX300 2.5in – (275GB) £73 from Amazon / $83 from Amazon
An excellent 2.5in SSD, Crucial’s MX300 is fantastic value for money. The higher capacities have since gone back up in price, but the 275GB version is still pretty cheap.

Samsung 850 EVO 2.5in – (250GB) £80 from Overclockers / Amazon / $90 from Newegg, (500GB) £137 from Amazon / $140 from Newegg, (1TB) £278 from Amazon / $300 from Samsung, (2TB) $750 from Samsung
Arguably the best 2.5in SATA SSDs around, the Samsung 850 EVO also comes with a handy five-year guarantee, making it excellent value for money. If you buy one from Ebuyer, you can also nab yourself a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Origins, too.

WD Blue 3D NAND SSD 2.5in – (250GB) £80 from Amazon / $85 from Newegg, (500GB) £149 from Ebuyer / $150 from Newegg
Now just as cheap as Samsung’s 850 EVO in the 250GB category, WD’s Blue 3D NAND SSD comes highly recommended.

Samsung 960 EVO M.2 – (250GB) £117 from Ebuyer (plus free Assassin’s Creed Origins) /  $128 from Amazon
Samsung’s super fast NVMe SSD comes at a price (and also needs an M.2 slot on your motherboard), but at least you’re getting a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Origins for your trouble.

Samsung 960 PRO M.2 – (512GB) £263 from Amazon 
Samsung’s 960 PRO is absolutely top of its class when it comes to NVMe SSDs. It really doesn’t get much better than this.

Buffalo LinkStation 210 1-Bay NAS – £75 from BT Shop
Okay, so this isn’t an SSD at all, but but this 2TB NAS drive is currently on offer over at the BT Shop – a bargain if you’re looking for lots of storage you can access for anywhere around your home or remotely using your phone, tablet or web browser.

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Best Cyber Monday motherboard deals:

You can find plenty of deals going on for old 6th/7th Gen Intel motherboards right now, but if you’re thinking about upgrading your PC right now, our advice is to go with one of the 8th Gen boards listed below. Intel’s 8th Gen processors aren’t compatible with 6th/7th Gen motherboards, and neither are 6th/7th Gen CPUs compatible with 8th Gen motherboards. That means, if you upgrade to a 6th/7th Gen-based system now, you’ll only have to buy everything new all over again when you next come to upgrade. The boards below are more expensive than any 6th/7th Gen deal you’ll find today, but trust us, it’s worth the extra expense.

Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming – £140 from Overclockers / $136 from Amazon
Looking to upgrade to Intel’s 8th Gen processors? This ATX Z370 is a great place to start. Normally £170 / $170, this board also comes with a £20 Steam voucher code if you’re buying from Overclockers in the UK.

MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon ATX Motherboard – £187 from Novatech
This ATX motherboard supports Intel’s new 8th Gen chips, and you also get a free 240mm RGB cooler worth £70 plus a free code for Project CARS 2 to help sweeten the deal.

Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 – £245 from Scan / $200 from Amazon
This is more expensive than the 8th Gen board listed above, but Scan’s throwing in a free CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 240 Hydro Cooler as well, which is a lot more substantial than the cooler being offered with the MSI board. If you’ve always wanted a liquid-cooled system, this is a great way to get started.

Gigabyte GA-AB350M Gaming 3 AMD Ryzen – $69 from Amazon
If you’re after a new Ryzen board, this Gigabyte model is currently over $20 off. With USB3.1 Gen 2 and NVMe support, this micro-ATX board packs in a lot of features.

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Best Cyber Monday CPU deals:

AMD Ryzen 3 1300X AM4 – £110 from Amazon / $120 from Newegg
This retail version of AMD’s new quad-core 3.7 GHz Ryzen 3 processor comes with a ‘Wraith Stealth cooler’ and is described as VR ready – which isn’t bad for a budget gaming CPU. There’s a cheaper, slightly less powerful Ryzen 3 1200 processor available for £92, but we reckon it’s worth spending the extra to get those faster speeds.

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X – £150 from Overclockers / Scan, $165 from Newegg
Down from £164, this mid-range 3.5GHz quad-core Ryzen 5 chip comes with a Wraith Spire 95W cooler (alas, not the one with the RGB LEDs), and is a great choice for any mid-range gaming system, however…

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 – £159 from Overclockers or Scan / $190 from Newegg
…It’s probably worth spending the extra £9 here on the superior hexa-core Ryzen 5 1600 compared to the one listed above if you’re in the UK, especially as you get the same AMD Wraith Spire cooler.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X – £240 at Scan or Overclockers / $280 from Newegg
The middle sibling in AMD’s top-end Ryzen 7 line-up, the 1700X is an octa-core 3.8GHz processor that’s mildly faster than the regular Ryzen 1700, but not quite as quick as the 4.0GHz Ryzen 7 1800X. You should still be pretty happy with this one, though, especially if you don’t fancy spending another £40 to get the 1800X (although at £160 off, that 1800X is still a pretty great deal).

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X – £410 from Scan / $450 from Newegg
This entry-level Threadripper normally costs over £500, so if you’re looking for a bonkers processor that offers more power than even a top-end Ryzen 7, then this is the cheapest you’ll find one right now.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X – £583 from Ebuyer or Amazon / $650 from Newegg
AMD’s ridiculous 12-core Threadripper processor is pretty darn expensive, but when this particular version normally costs close to £800, this kind of saving is definitely the time to get one.

Intel Core i5-8600K – £270 from Overclockers
We haven’t seen many sites discounting Intel’s new 8th Gen chips just because they’re so new, but Overclockers is currently offering a string of reasonable savings on these processors, making it a good time to pick one up if you’re thinking about upgrading. Save even more with an OEM versions for just £249.

Intel Core i7-8700K – £369 from Overclockers
Save 10% on this OEM version of Intel’s high-end 8th Gen Core i7 processor. It’s one of the only places you’ll find it cheap this side of Christmas.

Best Cyber Monday RAM deals:

Bizarrely, there are loads of RAM sticks being discounted this Cyber Monday, after almost nothing over Black Friday. What a relief. Here are the best DDR4 deals you can buy today:

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR 2666 – $160 from Newegg
Faster than the Corsair listed below and compatible with both AMD Ryzen boards and Intel 200-series motherboards, this pair of DDR4 2666 sticks would be a great addition to any existing 6th/7th Gen Intel system.

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) – $150 from Newegg
Normally $208, this pair of 8GB DDR4 2133 sticks come in black, blue and red. You’ll have to pay extra for the blue and red versions, but the black version is currently on sale until Thursday. It’s compatible with across X99 and Intel 100-series motherboards.

G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2x8GB) – $140 from Newegg
If you don’t want boring old black RAM and fancy some red DDR4 on the cheap, this G.Skill pair could be for you, but just bear in mind it’s only compatible with the Intel Z170 platform and Intel X99 chipset.

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Best Cyber Monday gaming mouse and keyboard deals:

Best Buy is currently doing a load of deals on various bits of Logitech kit right now, including a swathe of mice, wireless keyboards and gaming headsets. There are too many to list here, but you’ll find several items with over $40 knocked off its usual price. Click on the links to the relevant product category and have a browse. Otherwise, carry on below:

Asus ROG Claymore – £150 from Overclockers
We recently reviewed the Claymore and absolutely fell in love with it. A great mechanical keyboard made even better with this £50 off discount over on Overclockers. Read our review to see more thoughts.

CoolerMaster Masterkeys L PBT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – £60 from Overclockers
If you want a no-nonsense mechanical keyboard that does away with fancy RGB lighting, this one from CoolerMaster could be right up your street. It comes with brown Cherry MX switches and has PBT key caps.

Corsair STRAFE Cherry MX Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – £65 from Scan / $80 from Best Buy
If the Asus is a bit too expensive, Corsair has a much cheaper mechanical keyboard currently available at Scan. The keys only light up red, but each one is fully programmable.

Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Rapidfire Mechanical Keyboard – $120 from Newegg
This particular model comes with Cherry MX Speed RGB switches, which are apparently Corsair’s fastest keys ever made, but you can also get one with RGB Red switches for less over at Newegg.

Razer BlackWidow Chroma Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – £110 from Ebuyer
Razer’s mechanical switches are a bit different from your traditional Cherry MX mechanical keyboard, but its array of RGB LEDs give you over 16.8m different colour options. Those in the US can also pick up the V2 version from Newegg for $130.

Roccat Isku FX – £36 from Scan
This illuminated gaming keyboard isn’t mechanical, but it’s still very comfortable for general typing and playing games. It’s also available in white.

MSI Steelseries Edition Kinzu V3 Gaming Mouse – £20 from Scan
Down from £40, this ambidextrous mouse doesn’t have any fancy features, but at just £20, it’s an absolute bargain.

Corsair Gaming Glaive RGB Optical Mouse – £45 from Scan
Normally £70, Corsair’s gaming mouse has six buttons, three different grips and an RGB back light.

Logitech M330 Silent Plus Wireless Mouse – £16 from Amazon
Down from £30, this wireless Logitech mouse is available in black, red and blue and has a battery life of 24 months. It’s also incredibly quiet, with super soft clicking noises. A great addition for those who want to declutter their desks and cut down on wires.

Logitech MX Master AMZ Wireless Bluetooth Mouse – £40 from Amazon
Now half price, Logitech’s darkfield laser tracking allows the MX Master to work on a variety of surfaces, no mouse mat required, and can be paired with three devices simultaneously.

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Best Cyber Monday gaming headset deals:

Philips SHP9500S (above) – $48 from Newegg
Normally $160, this is a huge discount for a pair of stylish over-ear headphones. They have an open-back design, so they’re not the best for listening to music or game audio while others are in the same room as you, but its large ear cups and steel, double-cushioned headband should make them very comfy to wear for long periods of time.

Hyper X Cloud Stinger – £32 from Amazon
Today only, HyperX’s excellent gaming headset is currently 36% off.

Steelseries Siberia 800 – £205 / $195 from Steelseries
A fantastic wireless headset with great audio quality and the flexibility to be used across multiple platforms. Its microphone isn’t quite as good as I’d hoped, but it also has a Bluetooth-enabled twin, the Siberia 840, which is currently just £240 or $240.

Steelseries Arctis 7 – £135 / $119 from Steelseries
Hands down the most comfortable headset I’ve ever used, the wireless Arctis 7 is incredible value for money, even if us UK buyers get a bit stiffed on the pricing compared to our US cousins. Buy it, love it, thank me later.

Corsair Gaming Void Pro RGB – £66 from Scan / $64 from Best Buy
We’re just about to start testing this headset, but if you fancy the idea of having your headset match the other LEDs in your system, including your mouse and motherboard, then this is quite possibly the gaming headset for you. It has 7.1 surround sound and connects to your PC via USB.

Razer ManO’ War – £120 / $120 from Razer
Razer’s extending its Cyber Deals promotion to cover Cyber Monday, with deals going on in both the UK and the US, making it a great time to pick up its ManO’War wireless gaming headset with 7.1 surround sound and a 14-hour battery life.

Razer ManO’ War 7.1 Limited Razer Green Edition – £70 / $70 from Razer
A wired version of the above, also with 7.1 surround sound

Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Black/White/Grey with Oval Ear Cushions – £80 / $80 from Razer
Another wired USB headset, this time with an active-noise-cancelling microphone for pitch-perfect multiplayer chat

Razer Kraken Pro 7.1 V2 Black/White/Green with  Round Ear Cushions – £60 / $60 from Razer
Very similar to the above, but with slightly different ear cushions and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Sennheiser HD1 Wireless – $400  from Sennheiser:
A wireless pair of headphones that uses integrated NFC to connect to devices via Bluetooth. You also get an extra 3.5mm audio jack in case you want to use it wired, too.

Sennheiser PXC 550 – £330 / $300 from Sennhesier:
Another wireless pair of headphones with adaptive noise cancelling, allowing you to block out the ambient noises around you.

Sennheiser HD 559 – £90 / $100 from Sennheiser:
A wired pair of headphones with an open-back design for a more natural kind of listening experience.

Sennheiser GSP 350 – £120 / $140 from Sennheiser:
This gaming headset isn’t being discounted per se, but you do get a free headset hangar when you buy direct from Sennheiser. Read our review to find out more.

Dress as your favourite esports team in Overwatch –

Dress as your favourite esports team in Overwatch -

If dressing Overwatch heroes up as bees, firefighters or David Bowie tributes isn’t enough for you, then I’ve got good news – from the start of next year, you’ll be able to don the colours of your favourite esports team. Blizzard have announced that the custom team skins available for each team competing in the Overwatch League will also be available for their supporters, though they can only be bought using a special currency. I’ve laid out all the details below, along with the lowdown on the Overwatch League itself.

Here’s Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer announcing the new skins.

Nate compares the skins to sports jerseys, and highlights how some of the money from each purchase will go into the pockets of that team. It’s all in keeping with the Overwatch League’s goal of providing a competitive environment that’s similar to traditional sports, where the players all receive a salary and health insurance in addition to any prize earnings. The skins can be bought using League Tokens, and everyone will receive enough to buy their first skin for free. It’s not confirmed whether you’ll have to lay down some real money to get more tokens, but my guess would be that you will.

Redditor FieryREIGN has gathered an example skin from each team into one handy image.

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So, how will the Overwatch League work? In short, it’s a global esports league with city-based teams that’ll conclude on July 28 next year with a cool $1,000,000 going to the winning team. In long:

The league proper will start in Los Angeles on January 10, with the first of four stages that’ll each last five weeks. Each team will play twice a week, so there’ll be 3 matches a day running from Wednesday to Saturday. At the end of each stage, there’ll be a playoff where the winning team will take home $125,000, before a 10-day gap before the next stage. The overall league standings will be based on each team’s performance across every stage.

There’s a Pacific and an Atlantic division, and across the four stages each team will play 20 games within their division and 20 cross-division games. The highest scoring team from each division will go straight into the championships playoffs that run from June 11 – July 22, where they’ll be joined by the next four highest scoring teams from either division. The grand final will take place from July 26-28.

You can find (many) more details in this post, and here’s a youtube playlist introducing each of the teams.

If you can’t wait, there are 12 preseason exhibition matches that start from tomorrow – here’s the schedule in full.

You can now hunt Yetis in Overwatch’s winter event on fifa15guide

You can now hunt Yetis in Overwatch’s winter event on fifa15guide

Perhaps it’s a little disingenuous to describe Overwatch‘s latest winter mode as an Evolve-a-like, considering there’s no real ‘evolving’ mechanic. Still, it’s the comparison I expect most people will make: a team of 5 Meis must hunt down a Winston, who runs around chomping down meat until he’s ready to flip the tables on his pursuers. Think Pacman, but with more costumed gorillas.

The mode’s live now as part of the winter event, which also brings the usual cosmetic gubbins – including a skin that lets you dress Ana up as an Owl. Oh, and Mei’s snowball fight has been brought back from last year, too.

I just played a few rounds of the Yeti Hunter mode, and despite being heavily balanced in Winston’s favour it’s still a Good Lark. Smart use of teamwork and Mei’s abilities can give the Meis a fighting chance. I had some success lurking at the meat spawns and ambushing the Winston when he came near, and one beautiful moment where I managed to pin him into a corridor using an ice wall. He only needs to get 5 kills though, and there’s normally someone being careless enough on the Mei team that that’s fairly easy. The only time I saw the hunting party win was when the Winston didn’t seem to know about the whole meat mechanic.

Brendan wasn’t keen on Mei’s snowball fight last year, but I like it – perhaps even more than the Yeti mode. You only get one shot before you have to hunt down some snow to reload, and every snowball is a one hit kill. It builds a similar kind of tension to Call of Duty‘s One in the Chamber mode that was last seen in Black Ops 2, where every shot is made significant due to their scarcity. Gathering up snow for another shot takes a tortuously long time and leaves you vulnerable, unless you can manage to cover yourself with an ice wall.

I like how there’s juuuuust enough time between the click of someone’s gun and a snowball hitting you for you to cryo-freeze yourself for temporary invulnerability – but only if you’re on the ball. It means that every time I die I feel like I could have avoided it if I’d played better. I’d probably play more of the mode for its own sake, though one of the new skins turns Ana into an Owl, which for some reason has made me want to play until it drops in a loot box. I can see myself shelling out 3,000 credits on it, even though I hardly play her.

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The other cosmetics include victory poses, highlight intros and emotes, as well as a new emote for Zenyatta and Orisa.

Ah. So that’s where my money is going.

The winter event runs until January 1st.

Pep Guardiola: Man City players will have say on January transfer business –

Janusz Michallik credits Man City for staying true to their formula after they secured their 11th straight Premier League win.

MANCHESTER — Pep Guardiola will speak to his Manchester City players to see if they are happy before deciding on his January transfer business.

City are in the middle of an 18-game winning streak, with Guardiola using a core of his first-team squad while other players such as Ilkay Gundogan, Eliaquim Mangala, Claudio Bravo and Yaya Toure have not made any Premier League starts this season.

Guardiola has hinted that he may look to strengthen his squad in the transfer window and the Catalan doesn’t want anyone at the club who doesn’t want to be there.

“In the winter break and the window in the summer time, we are going to [assess] everything and if they are happy or not,” he told a news conference ahead of City’s clash with Southampton on Wednesday night.

“If they are comfortable being in the position they had in the past — playing or not playing — they have to decide because the future will be like this. Always we want players that want to stay here.”

City maintained their eight-point lead at the top with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town on Sunday.

They had to wait until the 84th minute before Raheem Sterling’s winner in a game they dominated with 80 percent possession.

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Pep Guardiola has led Manchester City to an 18-game winning streak.

Guardiola was delighted with how his side stayed patient and stuck to their passing principles, particularly ahead of the game against Southampton, who held out for a point at the Etihad last season.

“That’s good. There is no panic. And in the last 15 minutes when we changed Vincent Kompany for Gabriel Jesus, it sends a message to the team that we still want to win,” he said.

“We believe in what we want to do. It happened because last season we were working on that as well. The results help a lot for the mentality of the team to believe a little bit more. Winning games in a row helps us believe in what we want to do.”

Guardiola will have a full squad to choose from tomorrow with the exception of injured duo Benjamin Mendy and John Stones.

But he faces a dilemma on whether to select Kompany, who has only just returned from a calf strain, or select Mangala — who has not started a Premier League game since May 2016.

“I am really impressed with his behaviour in training. He hasn’t played regularly until now and he always accepts it,” Guardiola said of the French defender.

“He has his specific qualities and that is so important in the league sometimes. We’re going to use him when we believe we need him.”

Jonathan is ESPN FC’s Manchester City correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @jonnysmiffy.

Everton hope to hire Sam Allardyce as manager imminently – sources –

The FC crew react to reports Sam Allardyce is set to take over an Everton side bracing for a potential relegation fight.
The FC guys answer your tweets on whether PSG or Man City will make the UCL final and if Sam Allardyce can save Everton.

Everton are hoping to conclude a deal to hire Sam Allardyce as manager in time for Wednesday’s Premier League clash with West Ham United, sources have told ESPN FC.

Discussions between Everton and Allardyce’s representatives have taken place since Monday, with further talks planned on Tuesday, and sources have said there is a growing confidence within Goodison Park that the club’s six-week search for a replacement for the sacked Ronald Koeman is close to an end.

The talks come as sources told ESPN FC’s Peter O’Rourke that Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca has turned down the Everton job to stay with the Ukrainian giants.

Allardyce, who had publicly ruled himself out of the Everton job earlier this month due to the Merseyside club’s desire to recruit Watford manager Marco Silva, is now ready to accept the challenge of steering Everton away from the threat of relegation, however, and could be in charge for the visit of David Moyes’s West Ham on Wednesday.

The 63-year-old has been out of work since resigning as Crystal Palace manager at the end of last season, with the former England boss claiming at the time that he had retired from management.

Sam Allardyce has been out of management since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season.

But after expressing an interest in the United States job following the departure of Bruce Arena in the wake of the country’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Allardyce admitted he was open to a return to Premier League management after Koeman’s departure last month.

With Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri favouring Silva, Allardyce insisted he would not pursue the chance to manage the club.

But Everton’s dismal run of form under caretaker-manager David Unsworth — they have suffered five defeats in seven games in all competitions — and their failure to prise Silva from Watford has forced Moshiri to accept the need to look elsewhere and turn to Allardyce.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Allardyce is keen to appoint former Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare, who worked under the 63-year-old during his brief spell as England manager, as his assistant at Everton.

Mark Ogden is a senior football writer for ESPN FC. Follow him @MarkOgden_

FIFA 18 How To Grow Young Players Potential Glitch –

So if you’ve been wanting to learn how to grow your young players potential on FIFA 18 Career Mode then we have the tutorial that covers it. Watch the full HD video guide below to find out how to do it and get all your wonderkids to a 90+ potential.

It is the same as years gone by regarding the loan glitch but there are a few small tweaks and changes along the way too. There are the four different potential statuses that you need to know and they are the following.

  • At The Club Since
  • Showing Great Potential
  • An Exciting Prospect
  • Has Potential To Be Special

The first one is at the club since and that is the worst it means the young players growth will be completely and utterly random and out of your hands. Showing great potential means they’ll get to at least and 80 rating. An exciting prospect will ensure your player gets an 86 overall rating and has potential to be special ensures a 90+ rating and is were you want to get your player at.

Has that something special means the player has the flair trait and nothing else! One of the worlds best means that the player is 90 rated plus. Now that we’ve discussed the status of the players it’s time to get to how to glitch them.

You want to send them out on loan and recall them instantly but only players who’ve got showing great potential and not at the club since like in previous installments you could glitch any player but it has changed in FIFA 2018.

You can also look out for the financial side of things as well with the players market value increasing when you recall them from loan spells as well. You might get a lot of loan offers rejected and fall through as talks break down with the player and clubs. Just keep saving your progress and reloading your saved data back up again and keep loaning them out.

This glitch can also be done with the youth academy in career mode too not just real life players. make sure to subscribe to our official YouTube channel to get the very latest updates on all our videos and check back here for more career mode tips.

5 Recommended Mobile Games to Play This Week (Nov 4, 2017) on fifa15guide

5 Recommended Mobile Games to Play This Week (Nov 4, 2017) on fifa15guide
With tons of new mobile games and updates rolling out every day, it is challenging to find the best new games for your mobile devices among all kinds of choices. To help out, we round up five awesome games we think are worth downloading and playing this week.

To find out more, you can also check out last week’s recommended mobile games.


Developed by Kiwiwalks, Witch Spring 3 is the latest tittle of Witch Spring series. It’s a story-driven RPG which supports several languages. The game is set in the “Derkarr” mainland and focus on the a new character “Eirudy”. It features a traditional turn-based combat with deep craft system, allowing players to enjoy the immersive gameplay on their mobile devices.
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