Heidar Helguson interactive game
By Andy Barnard
Welcome to the interactive role-playing bit of the
report on the second half of the home match against
Portsmouth. You are Heidar Helguson and have been
playing your goddamn heart out as usual. But from the
moment you got your first touch and the ball scudded
away to Steve Claridge, you just knew that it would be
one of those afternoons. Time and again your
team-mates pass to you. Time and again the ball hits a
divot and goes to a Portsmouth player. Either that or
you get shoved in the back and the ref doesn't notice
and/or accuses you of backing into the defender.
Finally, it's the dying minutes of the game and you're
on the edge of the six-yard box at the Rookery end
with the empty goalmouth gaping right in front of you.
Once again Tommy Smith has raced onto a loose ball and
made a monkey of the Portsmouth defence. This time he
manages to evade the left-back's elbows and dinks a
perfect ball over the keeper, who flails despairingly
at the near post. The ball floats tantalisingly at
perfect head-height. The options are almost endless,
but to save ig too much programming here's the
half-dozen most likely:
To glance the ball left, click here.
To head the ball straight ahead of you, click here.
To send the ball back towards the right, click here.
To nod the ball downwards, click here.
To catch the ball on your chest, click here.
To attempt an overhead kick, click here.