Retro Football: Saint & Greavsie, The Video Game

Ollie Irish

2nd, September 2010

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By Ollie Irish

A funny old game? Yes, exactly that:

Amazing. Frankly, who needs the bells and whistles of FIFA and PES when you could be playing Saint & Greavsie on an Amiga or ZX Spectrum you bought from a charity shop? Right NOW! Or perhaps you never got rid of your old console in the first place.

I never had the joy of playing it, but the YouTube video tells me I missed out in a BIG f**king way.

Anyone out there lucky enough to pit his/her ( retro sexism aside, I would be astonished if any girl ever played this) wits against the addled brains of Messrs Ian St John and Jimmy Greaves? We’d love to hear about it…

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  1. David Allison says:

    Never played this one, but had Superior Soccer on the BBC Master. That was a player manager type offering that allowed management of the team as well as being able to play out matches, too. The (text-based) commentator in the bottom left hand corner used to yell out Greavsie-isms such as “It’s a funny old game” and “It’s a game of two halves”.

    (Screenshots and video at link below)

    http://capnkroaker.com/software/superiorsoccer/superiorsoccer.php

  2. Ollie Irish says:

    Thanks David!

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