So Ryan is all set up in his brand new house now, and of course we can’t let it go without breaking it in properly now can we?

Which is exactly why Saturday evening saw Karl-Heinz, Terrance and myself (admittedly, I was half an hour late) meet up with Ryan at his newly furnished pad, fire up Terrance’s FIFA 10 and proceed to kick the crap out of one another in a host of competitive two-man team soccer battles.

As is the norm, there were plenty of chips, a fair bit of liquid refreshments and chocolate cake to be had, though we did supplement our snacks by sending Terrance and Ryan off to St. Elmos in order to pick up some man-sized pizzas for all us men. (They were nice. The pizzas, not Ryan and Terrance.)

Unfortunately for Karl, he proved to be the night’s weak link by maintaining an awesome record of losing every single game he partook in, all the team battles (we rotated partners constantly), all the single games (against both me and Terrance) as well as the only all four on a side versus the computer game we played on the night. We can only hope he didn’t do anything foolish when he finally made his way home on the motorbike, or that at least Trish did something to make him feel a little better and worth more as a human being once he got home.

Terrance of course left pretty soon after Karl had departed (the call of Newlande is ever strong), but not finished just yet, I then proceeded to challenge Ryan to a game of his newly purchased NBA Live 10 which I must say, is a pretty damn awesome game, both in terms of graphics (including character animations) and even gameplay.

True, we only managed to fit in the one game (hey, it was late and I still needed to drive back), it turned out to be an absolute thriller, with Ryan pulling out with a big lead, me slowly clawing my way back, taking the lead just as the game was about to finish and then Ryan making the game-saving play in order to draw it level at the end of regulation time. Nice.

Anyway, the point of this post is that it was fun, Ryan’s house is now officially broken in, and that we should do these FIFA get togethers more often than we keep saying we should do! ;)

(Oh, and Dean was sorely missed, but we’ll give him this one – little Zandea needs all the attention he can spare at this moment!)