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BAS FIFA14 Tournament on June 26, 2014

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

The Brampton Adult Soccer and We Got Game FIFA 14 TOURNAMENT is all set for June 26th, 2014.

All the tournament info is located below and really, to participate, all you have to do is submit your names and payments at Then just show up, put those thumbs to work and show the rest of BAS what you can do with a controller and a little FIFA14.

The BAS FIFA14 Xbox One Tournament on June 26, 2014

Tournament Info: FIFA 14 – XBOX One – 2v2

Location:The Den – Sheridan College, Brampton Davis Campus.
7899 McLaughlin Road Brampton, Ontario – L6Y 5H9

Tournament Format:

Round Robin: Each pairing will play a minimum of 5 games. The top 32 teams will move forward to into a knock-out bracket until only one team is left. That team will be the BAS Qualifiers for the Finals being held at the Microsoft Store at Square One Mall on July 19th, 2014.

Rules: 5 minute halves, use of club teams only. (If 2 teams choose the same club team, a coin toss will be used to determine who gets first choice.)

During the round robin stage, games ending in a tie will remain as a tie. During the knockout stage, Golden Goal will be used once regulation time has expired.

Qualifiers: We Got Game will be hosting 8 tournaments; the winners of each of these tournaments (the Top 8) will be invited to play in the finals at the Microsoft Store in Square One Mall on July 19th. (More details to follow.)

Costs: Registration of $70.00/team ($35.00/player). Register for the BAS tournament at:

Prizes: A grand prize of $2500.00 will be awarded to the top 3 teams at the Finals on July 19th, 2014.
The BAS Champions will be refunded their registration fee and receive a prize pack from

Registration: To register, please follow the instructions located at; please note that you must provide all the requested information. This includes the first and last name of both players in your pairing and should you be using eTransfer as your method of payment, remember to email with the password so the funds can be accessed. – not necessarily the news…

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 Banner

If you’re an devout football fan, like myself, and find yourself entertained not just by the sport but by the culture surrounding it as well, including the glamorous, the sarcastic, the ironic, the oddities and little snippets of information that the likes of Dobson and Forrest may never cover on Soccer Saturday, then may be a site you’ll enjoy.

I know the Editor in Chief of this site and one of the writers relatively well and if you think you’re a passionate football fan, then you’ve got to meet Chris Toy and Keith Hickey to see exactly what being a passionate football fan is all about.


What’s In A Crest?

Friday, August 19th, 2011

If you’re a premier league fan or a fan of the culture and artistry around football period, then you may want to check out this article/infographic at

I guess the level of importance you put on something like a club crest differs from person to person but I’ve always taken it VERY seriously.  Hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did.  Here’s another couple of snippets from the info graphic.  (I won’t publish the whole thing here because that wouldn’t be fair to the people that went through all the trouble to go and create it.)


Football Weekly & Football Weekly Extra

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Jimbo & Co. bring you Football Weekly & Football Weekly Extra - the most entertaining Premier League punditry available.

Now that the new Premier League season is about to kick off, the Guardian/Observer via the website & iTunes have started up their Football Weekly and Football Weekly Extra podcasts.

There are few things that, as a football fan, I enjoy as much as these podcasts – matches excluded obviously as they’re the entire point… …however, outside of the matches themselves, the pun-filled, clever, exceedingly entertaining and cavalier approach that the Guardian’s presenters have to these podcasts is completely unrivalled.


BAS’ EPL Fantasy League: Join Now

Friday, August 5th, 2011

A quick 2 minute registration is all it takes to participate in the fun.

Long time BAS participant and forum regular, Kylo, has put together a free EPL Fantasy League for BAS members and other Bramptonians. The season starts in just over a week so you’ll want to get on over to where you’ll quickly sign up for an account (if you don’t already have one), generate your fantasy squad with the £100 Million you’re given and then join the Brampton/BAS Fantasy League by using the following code: 382530-108233

The fantasy league is purely for fun. There will be no prizes given out, however, if you’re the type that likes to boast and rub salt in the wounds of your opponents, then you may want to also have a forum account so you can continually remind everyone of your fantasy team dominance.

Goals like this don’t happen every day!

Friday, October 8th, 2010

WIN Tickets for Toronto FC v CD Motagua (CONCACAF CL)

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: The two winners of the TFC tickets to see our home team play CD Motagua in a CONCACAF Champions League game are:

– Gary Galvao – Athletic SC

– Marcia Marcelino – FC Holanda

UPDATE/GREAT NEWS: With the overwhelming response we’ve received from participants in this contest, BAS has sourced two additional tickets – as such, we will now be announcing two winners on Saturday, July 24th.  The odds just got better.

Brampton Adult Soccer is pleased to offer all of it’s members/registrants the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Toronto FC take on Club Deportivo Motagua in a CONCACAF Champions League match on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 8:00PM.  The match will be played at BMO field.


2010 World Cup – Round of 16 Review

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

And so it finally gets intense and interesting and worthy of our attention….  ahhhh, the World Cup really isn’t much at all until elimination looms is it.  So, match by match…

Uruguay 2-1 South Korea:  The match that kicked off the Round of 16 was, by all measures, a relatively easy match to pick a winner for.  Or so it seemed.  It could have been Uruguay’s over-confidence and self-assuredness or perhaps a cautious defensive mentality after they’d gone a goal up, that caused the match to take a sudden turn in South Korea’s favour.  Regardless of the reason for it however, Uruguay’s 1-0 lead was quickly pulled back as Korea pressed and drew level.  And while many may have felt that this would perhaps change the complexion of the match and sway things in Korea’s favour, Uruguay responded quickly and went ahead 2-1.  And so the match ended as such with Uruguay advancing to the Quarter-Finals.


2010 World Cup – Round 2 & 3 Review

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Honda celebrates after free kick goal against Denmark.

Honda celebrates after free kick goal against Denmark ©

Sitting here just minutes before the first match of the knock-out phase of the World Cup, the Uruguay/South Korea match that starts off the Round of 16, I anxiously realized that a review was due for the 2nd and 3rd round of matches.  This World Cup, while eventful, really has been more focused on some of the off-field chicanery than it has on any real, beautiful, and action packed football.

Few teams have shown up with a true desire to impress and most of them seem readily content to fight out just what they need to advance;  by ‘just what they need’, I mean, the bare minimum.  It is true however, that some teams haven’t been guilty of this, and perhaps they are the one’s we should focus on.

In the second round of the group phase, one match in particular stands out – the end to end attack-fest that was the Denmark v. Cameroon match which, for me, was one of the highlight spectacles of the tournament.  It’s a shame really that both sides are now out, unless you turn your eye to Denmark’s 3rd round match against Japan, where the Danish keeper, Sorensen and Jon dal Thomassen did their best to convince the world the match in round 2 was a fluke.


2010 World Cup – Round 1 Review

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Click the image to view FIFA video of Gelson Fernandes goal against Spain.

It’s true, this review is a few days late – but hey, we’re volunteers and don’t get paid and well… …does anyone really read this stuff anyway?

The first round of games in the 2010 World Cup was dull.  Defensive, stagnant, pond water murky and void of almost any semblance of excitement.  This is how internationals always are though, isn’t it?  Or usually are, that may be more accurate.

With the exception of perhaps Japan’s 1:0 victory over Nigeria, Germany’s 4:1 trouncing of a very poor Australian side, North Korea’s valiant first half fight against Brazil and finally, Switzerland’s almost completely unexpected 1:0 defeat of Spain, there was very little worth mentioning from the first round of games.