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10 Soccernet gifts for Christmas

We know how tough it is to think of Christmas presents for your nearest and dearest at this time of year, so we thought we'd save you a bit of bother. With help from our friends at soccernetstore.com, here's a top ten to keep you happy in the run up to the big day.

1. FIFA 08: FIFA 08 is the most complete game around and it certainly remains top of the pile for kits, equipment and the all important team and player names. Online leagues, enhanced interactivity and the opportunity to download weekly podcasts also improve the range of content on offer (as if playing the game itself wasn't enough) and with the slickness that has made EA's FIFA game a household name over recent years still evident in the new version, FIFA 08 is an impressive beast. [+]

2. IGOAL: Jumpers for goalposts is all very well, but why not sort yourself out with something altogether more special this Christmas and actually get some goalposts? The boffins at redyset.com have created IGOAL, a range of fully inflatable goals of differing sizes which can be set-up, in the case of the 6' x 12' 'Junior' version we tested, with the minimum of fuss. [+]

3. Once in a Lifetime: The Incredible Story of the New York Cosmos: One of the most impressive achievements of this fascinating documentary, which charts the spectacular rise and fall of the New York Cosmos, once the most famous soccer team in America, is that it manages to be both genuinely insightful and captivating despite the two most important protagonists in the story being unavailable for comment. Interviews with every other key figure involved in the turbulent life of the most famous North American Soccer League franchise are interwoven with newsreel footage and a superb soundtrack from the late 1970s to tell a story which at times beggars belief. [+]

4. Football Manager 2008: There is very little to suggest that Football Manager will ever be toppled from the summit of PC games. The game is as hard and addictive as ever. Regularly researched by real managers and players, this really is considered the benchmark for football management sims. The 2008 version promises to eat into your life as much as all the rest, although worryingly for human kind, it has now opened itself up to a whole new spectrum of players. [+]

5. HH Dry-base Layer: We have tried and tested many base layers over the years but the Helly Hansen Dry series is simply the best. Even before we get to the scientific bit (and rest assured it will certainly titillate you techno-nerds) the first thing to note is that the HH Dry top simply looks cool. They claim a good base layer is all about keeping the wearer dry from the inside out and that HH Dry is 'the best second skin the body can have'. And we agree. [+]

6. All the Goals from World Cup 2006: From Philipp Lahm's goal against Costa Rica to Italy's last penalty kick, you'll see every scintillating goal scored in the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006. With great headers and long-range rockets, this World Cup had all kinds of unbelievable goals. Relive the great moments and the excitement of all 147 in this action-packed DVD! [+]

7. All About Football Trivia Game: Think you know all there is to know about English Football? Play this game and find out! With 1500 trivia questions on five different football related topics, the game will keep you and your friends entertained, as well as testing your knowledge and making you learn new things about the English game! [+]

8. Sky Sports' Football Yearbook: If facts and stats are your thing, then you should be in heaven with this book. 38 editions have rolled off the presses since Sky Sports first decided to bring out a reference book for football fans, and journalists, alike. Its claim of being 'unrivalled' is a little wide of the mark considering the variety on the market, although it can certainly claim to be the best of the bunch. [+]

9. How Soccer Explains the World: Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life. In this insightful 272-page book, Franklin Foer tours the world of soccer and its effects on the global culture. From Brazil to Bosnia, and Italy to Iran, this is an eye-opening chronicle of how a beautiful sport and its fanatical followers can highlight the fault lines of a society. [+]

10. David Beckham 2008 Calendar: This one's for the ladies - David Beckham is one of the world's renowned soccer stars and we admit he's not a bad looking bloke either. This official 16.5" x 11.7" calendar gives you a full year of Becks to look forward to. [+]


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