QWK KCKS: The Best Game You Never Heard Of

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

QWK KCKS is our way of helping you get your day started with a refreshing blast of football culture right in your face.

GAMING: Booze, birds, and betting

On the back of a new trend emerging in career-style soccer video games where things off the pitch are as much a part of the game as the matches themselves, New Star Soccer 5 incorporates the fun of drinking and gambling with 8-bit graphic glory.

Chuck Blazer, status unknown

Fired by acting CONCACAF cheif Lisle Austin, then un-fired by the confederation’s website, FIFA’s in-house Santa Claus now exists in some kind of weird soccer limbo. Kinda like Ruud Gullit. // LA Times

News from the courts (of varying kinds)

Wayne Rooney really admires Roger Federer because the tennis star isn’t a raging lunatic on the court anymore. Like Wayne still is. // The Daily Mail

Homophobia is rampant in soccer, but it’s usually the lack of out gay players that gets the lion’s share of the focus. In Turkey, a fired referee outed by leaked military records is suing over lost wages. // Yahoo Sports

Not a flash back to 2006

Tell us if you’ve heard this one before: amatch-fixing scandal has hit Italy. Former Lazio captain and Italian international Giuseppe Signori was among 16 people arrested for fixing the outcomes of Serie B and C matches. “Calciopoli Part II: This time it’s personal.” // HuffPost

TWCKS

Jozy Altidore’s interview with the boys over at Extra Time Radio must not have gone that well.

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