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Xbox Blog - Edition 5

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Welcome back for another look into and around the PEN Xbox league. Our season reboot is well under way and the results have been flying in thick and fast for the office boys to deal with, good work fellas!

The Big Reset

So Davo dropped a pipe bomb on us and let us know there was going to be a League wide reset to get us back on a level playing field, the vote was pretty much a landslide and last I checked only Leo stuck to his big Greek guns and said ‘hell no’ to the whole thing from the Xbox side, the general consensus among the Xbox faithful was that it would be good for the majority of us and our league as a whole as the PS4 side won’t have a monopoly on the majority of the premiums now. I personally can’t see it having a major effect on who takes home the silverware at the end of next season but you just never know maybe some people are over reliant on the slaaaaaaaags and some new names could be topping the tables.

Time will tell but we do know there’s a lot of work to get done before next season, if you’re interested in helping out give Taz or Leo a shout.


Around the leagues

It’s been a busy old place since we last spoke and there have been a few cats thrown in among the pigeons. (see the league table here)
Firstly league leader Adrian decided it was all too easy and has decided to play on full manual for the rest of the season, effectively relinquishing any hopes he had of winning the title. He’s still going to be a challenge for us mere mortals but 6 losses since that shock loss to Pipps and the change in control system will be almost impossible to recover from.
MRB has also been struggling for form lately but he can’t blame his controls. 3 draws and 2 defeats in recent games has left the door open for Ginger Pele or maybe even Danny who seems to be finding his feet in PES after a glorious career on Fifa.
Perhaps a bigger headache for these 3 may be the people coming up on the rails. New boys worrisome owl and Pipps have been racking up some serious victories and could yet pose a threat to the title.

At the bottom of the table Scarycaravan and Sgoraukoller need to play some games to gauge where they are at. But worrying reading if you are a Heerenveen, Ajax or PSV fan as they are all struggling to find some form, Antony, Claretchris (another who has switched to full manual) and Birdperson need to play some Dutch total football and lay off those special Dutch cakes to turn there seasons around.


WSO Latest

Everyone’s been super busy with their league games but not much to report. As far as we know Beezo is not dead and still looking for challengers.



The 3rd round is in the books and Danny was victorious in the big match of the round. He joins Adrian, Scottish Champ, RonBhoy, Jeeeemy, Beezo, Balonga and MRB in the hat for the next round.


Member Spotlight - Coachteddy

The last batch of questionnaires and are out and got a couple back in time to make this week’s deadline. First up Coachteddy/Zezu!

Who are ya?

I am Ross, 29 from Glasgow, Scotland.

When did you first start playing PES?

Started playing I think 2002/2003 until I got an Xbox 360 where I got one last PES but it didn't do well crossing over. I think that was 2008?

What Brought you to PEN ?

Two of my close friends are in the Xbox league. All they spoke about was this, transfers etc. I was still playing FIFA and they kept asking me to buy PES and join, finally I did and I haven't looked back since!

How Long have you been here?

A couple of months.

If you don't play both, why did you choose PES over Fifa, If you do play both Would you rather fight 1 horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?

1 horse sized duck........ Probably

PEN Honours ?

None ATM. hopefully there will be at one time!

What do you get up to in the real world?  Job/interests etc

I work as a bar manager in the East end of Glasgow, if anyone is into wrestling. I actually work in the pub "Wolfgang" works in (was ICW champ and featured in the WWE tournament) pretty much my claim to fame haha

What football team do you support?

I support Glasgow Rangers and I also keep a wee eye out on Chelsea to see how they are doing.

If you were a footballer who would you be and why?

Ally McCoist. Never ran more than 10 yards and was also a hero to millions.

Tell us something we might not know about you?

I played at half time on Murray field during the Super league final against Wigan Warriors and St Helens. I played for Glasgow and we lost.


Member Spotlight - Ronbhoy7

Next up PENs favourite Irishman was sober long enough to answer the Q’s

Who are ya?

My name is Ronan Grimley.

When did you first start playing PES?

Have played PES from the start, from the ISS days (International Superstar Soccer ) around 1999 i think, went to FIFA when PES got s**te and back to PES the last 3 years or so when FIFA got s**te lol.

What Brought you to PEN ?

Joined pen after a glowing report from nerveagent (Booooo hisssss) around September or October last year , no sooner had i arrived when nerve left , i hope it wasnt something to do with me haha

How Long have you been here?

About 6 months.

If you don't play both, why did you choose PES over Fifa, If you do play both Would you rather fight 1 horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?

I have tried to play both FIFA and PES but it doesn't work so i had to make a choice and PES won because it's head and shoulders above FIFA at the minute.

PEN Honours ?

Haven’t been here long so not had a chance to do anything of note, but i did beat MRB in a friendly once.

What do you get up to in the real world?  Job/interests etc

I work 12 hours shifts as a forklift driver and enjoy playing golf in my spare time, (play off 12 ) and play in a golf society but that’s an excuse for a p**s up weekend once a year.

What football team do you support?

I am a massive Glasgow Celtic fan, I used to go over every 2 weeks or so when I was younger but now have 3 young boys of 4, 2 & 1 years old so don’t get the chance but wouldn’t miss a game on TV and do get to the odd game.

If you were a footballer who would you be and why?

If I was a footballer I would be Henrik larsson without a doubt, what a player that man was, loved watching him and met him once , great guy to boot.

Tell us something we might not know about you?

I secretly prefer Rangers.



Only got goals from one person so no video this edition, sorry Predators.

Scored a cracker that’s not eligible for the main PEN GOTM competition, send me a link from YouTube or and we’ll highlight the best ones each edition only condition is that’s its scored vs. another PEN member.


That’s all for this edition folks, We’ll be back at our typewriter in time for fixture 6 onwards! Good luck to all for the "New" Season

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