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What Soccer And Poker Have In Common

We all know that globally, soccer is the most favorite athletic activity. This is one of the sport events where people from a foreign nation cheer for another country to win. Soccer is so popular that it has become a trend in most countries to teach it to children who are in their early years of schooling. Another game that shares its popularity with soccer, though vastly different, is poker. Poker is even coined as the universal card game. These two have more things in common than you can possibly imagine.

First, there are worldwide competitions that cater to both. Soccer has a World Cup which happens every four years, and poker has the World Series of Poker where different nationalities compete to win a coveted championship title. These events have always been closely monitored by fans all over the world. Both forayed into virtual gaming; for soccer, video games like Football Manager, FIFA World Cup South Africa, Nintendo World Cup, Kick Off, Sega Soccer Slam, Sensible World of Soccer and World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International went live for audiences who want to take soccer into their living room. For poker, there’s always for your online gaming needs. One of the advantages of playing poker at is you’re not limited to traditional Texas Hold’em since there are nine video poker games for you to choose from. You can have your choice of Flamingo Poker, Jacks or Better, Joker Poker Deuces Wild, Jungle Rumble Draw Poker, Kooka Keno Poker, Mega Deuces Wild Poker, Mega Joker Poker, Multi Hand Jacks or Better and Tens or Better. You’ll never get bored with this variety of poker games; you may even try a different one for each day of the week.

Both soccer and poker involve strategy. In soccer and poker, you have to study your opponent and scrutinize every move they make so that you can act accordingly. Soccer players go from one position to another quickly on the field so that their opponent cannot predict what they’re up to, just like in poker where you have to maintain a nonchalant attitude so other players won’t know if you have a good or bad hand.

Victory depends on your tactics for both of these competitions. Soccer and poker players both must have great endurance. According to the sports website, “Soccer players must have very good endurance in order to run short stretches at short intervals for 90 minutes or more in a game. Poker players on the other hand complain about the hardship of sitting at a poker table for 12 to 14 hours every day for a week during big poker tournaments, while at any time a tiny mistake can mean the end.” Soccer players and poker players, therefore, share the same disciplined way of living.

We’re all fans of both soccer and poker, and the good thing about admiring these two competitive games is we won’t have to sacrifice one for the other. There’s no one stopping us from playing both, so let’s enjoy the two of them for as long as we can.

Up To 50% Off Football Shirts In UKSoccerShop’s Easter Sale

If you already started shopping for Easter gifts then make sure you stop by UKSoccerShop to see if they have something worth your while because they started running an Easter sale with up to 50% off football shirts. Happy weekend!

Retro Football Shirts Starting At £20

Kitbag’s offering some retro football shirts starting at £20. Don’t know how much this offer will last. You can go for either English football retro shirts, International retro shirts or retro jackets.

New Kitbag Deals Now On

Most of them will end very soon, though the date is unspecified. Here they are:

- up to £10 off Manchester United’s home kit
- sale items are now discounted up to 75%
- if you buy an Everton replica shirt you get the 11-12 Everton away shirt for a mere £5
- 20% off Team GB balls with any Team GB apparel

Not bad.

La Liga Winners Barcelona T-Shirts Released

It’s that time of the year again when soccer equipment manufacturers are doing their best to come up with some festive t-shirts. This time there are some new t-shirts out celebrating Barcelona’s win of La Liga 2009-2010. Here they are:

Barcelona La Liga Winners 2010 T-Shirt – buy here

Barcelona La Liga Winners 2010 T-Shirt

Barcelona La Liga Winners 2010 T-Shirt

Barcelona La Liga Champions 2010 T-Shirt – buy here

Barcelona La Liga Champions 2010 T-Shirt

Barcelona La Liga Champions 2010 T-Shirt

Let us know what you think of these two shirts in the comments.

Easter Football Boots (Soccer Boots) Clearance On Kitbag

To celebrate Easter, there’s a special football boots (soccer boots) clearance currently underway on Kitbag. Here are the categories these clearances fit in:

Football Boots (Soccer Boots) Under £20 – click to buy from Kitbag
Football Boots (Soccer Boots) Under £20 – click to buy from Kitbag
Football Boots (Soccer Boots) Under £20 – click to buy from Kitbag
Pro Level Football Boots (Soccer Boots) Reductions – click to buy from Kitbag

You also get a free football (soccer ball) with your order.

Limited Edition All Red England Umbro Speciali Pro Football Boots (Soccer Boots) Out

Did you know Umbro released a limited edition of Umbro Speciali Pro football boots? I bet you didn’t. And even if you did, did you know that there are only 300 of them at the time? Yep. In other words, this means that they are expensive. The likes of John Terry, Darren Bent and Mihcael Owen will be wearing these boots. They come in two flavors, firm ground and soft ground.

Here they are:

Umbro Speciali Pro England Soft Ground Football Boots (Soccer Boots) – buy from Kitbag

Umbro Speciali pro England Soft Ground Football Boots (Soccer Boots) Red

Umbro Speciali pro England Soft Ground Football Boots (Soccer Boots) Red

Umbro Speciali Pro England Firm Ground Football Boots (Soccer Boots) – buy from Kitbag

Umbro Speciali pro England Firm Ground Football Boots (Soccer Boots) Red

Umbro Speciali pro England Firm Ground Football Boots (Soccer Boots) Red

And here’s the description, courtesy of Kitbag:

* manufactured from Super-Soft premium Kangaroo leather, providing added comfort and an improved touch on the ball.

* players are able to gather improved acceleration with the flexible sole plate that allows more movement in the foot.
* customised England crest on the sole plate.
* firm heel counter provides stability and protection, an excellent feature that helps the pro’s improve their ability to pass and shoot.
* ‘A’ frame design heel-counter helps lock it into position and ensure a smooth fit.

Other details:
* delivered in a unique collectors edition box that features 2 silk compartments. To help care for the boots the box contains a brush and shoe horn.
* as to be worn by John Terry and Micheal Owen.
* only 300 pairs available – limited edition.

Up To 70% Off At Kitbag Summer Sale

Kitbag is having a new promotion where they discount items up to 70%. You can find all these discounted items inside their summer sale section here. Maybe one of them will pique your interest.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Aston Villa & West Ham Season Review DVDs + 08-09 FA Cup Final DVD Out

Not exactly soccer equipment, but Kitbag’s got some cool DVDs (over 100 of them actually – full list here) out related to English teams. Among the most interesting are the DVDs with season reviews of Manchester United, Everton, West Ham and Aston Villa as well as the 08-09 FA Cup final DVD containing the match between Chelsea and Everton. Here they are (full list here):

08-09 Manchester United Season Review DVD – buy here

08-09 West Ham United Season Review DVD – buy here
08-09 Everton Season Review DVD – buy here
08-09 Aston Villa Season Review DVD – buy here
08-09 Chelsea vs. Everton FA Cup Final DVD – buy here

Coming up soon…

We’re going to launch this blog next week, so stay tuned!


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