FIFA 15 promised to be the most authentic football experience to date and whilst that is a bold statement it’s one it well and truly delivers on.
Like many fans of teams outside the top four I’ve endured years of playing out games with identikit players in generic stadiums. But this year I get to play at my beloved Selhurst Park in all its glory, which has been painstaking captured right down to the porta cabin offices attached to the side of the stadium. It’s not just Selhurst that has got the upgrade from “Ivy Lane” as FIFA 15 features all 20 Premier League stadiums. Although none of this affects the gameplay, it gives you an impression that EA so confident with the game that they are now focussing on the small things which make a big difference.
Every year FIFA seems to switch between evolution and revolution when tweaking the gameplay and at the moment FIFA 15 feels halfway between the two. The big two things you’ll notice straight away are Goalkeepers and defending. Goalkeepers have been reworked from the ground up and so far I’ve found it a mixed bag, whilst they punch away more long distance efforts, they are beaten at the near post more than ever. Goalkeeper positioning has massively improved and now pressing Y (or triangle) often costs you a goal. Defending has also been made much harder/realistic as you wait for the perfect time to make a tackle or risk facing leave big gaps in the defence for your opponent to exploit.
FIFA Ultimate Team has also got the makeover treatment. For those of you know have never played Ultimate Team the best way to describe it is having a Panini sticker album where you cherry pick your best players to take on the world, complete with In-form “Shiny’s” based on how players play on the pitch in real life and its own ebay-esque online swap shop. The biggest addition is loan players which allows you get the likes of Messi, Bale and Robben even if it is only for a few matches at a time.
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Starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Drive, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne and more this dramatic comedy sees a Jewish family attempt to sit Shiva after the death of their father. The four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother.
Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.
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1. Casual Jumper
This grey textured jumper is all about comfort, it’s perfect for days when you’re headed in to town or just hanging out with your mates. It looks great teamed with some dark or light wash jeans and finished off with leather look trainers. With this look you’ll add style to casual and definitely stay warm when the cold weather starts to kick in.
2. Smart Casual Patterned Jumper
This geometric print jumper is a key new season staple and the print makes it stand out a little from your usual knitwear. This jumper is perfect for casual days when paired with jeans but can easily be made to look smarter. Simply wear with some chinos and brogues and this will make it great for meals out or even a date! If you want to take it that extra bit smarter – add a plain shirt and you can easily pull it off at work.
3. Smart Roll Neck
Many struggle to pull off the roll neck jumper, but it’s really not that hard! This jumper looks great paired with some smart trousers and smart blazers. If you don’t want to wear a suit blazer go for a jersey blazer- and head over to our ‘Back to Work Feature’ if you need some inspiration. The roll neck jumper is also ideal for layering with jackets – and will look extra smart when worn with a Mac.
If you’re looking to update your new season wardrobe with jumpers, then make sure these 3 are definitely in there! We’re not saying go for these exact 3, but go for these styles and pick colours that will suit your own look. It’s important to always pick key items that can be mixed and matched for different occasions – you won’t go wrong with these.
Watch the video and get clued up! These are the 5 pairs of kicks you need this Autumn!
The Chelsea Boot
Easy to wear, pull these black Chelsea boots on with skinny black denim and a biker jacket or parka for a smart-casual weekend look that will take you from coffee shop to cocktail bar with ease. In the week, wear yours with your favourite skinny fit suit.
Such a versatile shoe, these men’s brogues look great with dark denim, turned up with a flash of bright sock underneath. Go for autumn hues like mustard, burnt orange or conifer green for the socks. A textured knit layered over a chambray shirt on the top half and you’ve got yourself a timeless autumn look that’s right on the money.
The Oxford Shoe
Simple and sleek, this understated smart shoe will go with everything from jeans, to smart chinos and suits. Dress them down for the weekend with vintage wash slim cut denim, a fresh white tee and a simple black bomber jacket effortlessly thrown over the top.
The Desert Boot
The desert boot should be your go-to casual shoe this autumn. They’re seriously easy to style with a pair of your favourite jeans or chinos, just add a shirt, sweater and a cosy parka to complete your weekend ready get-up.
The Brown Lace Up
This masculine pair of boots will see you right through the coldest months, just pull on a thick pair of socks, preferably in a rugged twisted yarn and wear with rolled up dark or mid wash denim. A checked shirt and a sweater make the ideal partner for this look. When the temperature drops pull on a thick, fur trimmed parka and a knitted beanie.
The cold weather is edging closer – it might not quite be multiple layers weather just yet, but it is definitely time to update your wardrobe with new season knitwear. If you’ve got too much basic knitwear go for something with a twist textured knit.
This twist textured jumper is just as warm as any other knitwear but it will take your cool level one notch higher. The twist textures makes it stand out a little from the rest and can easily be paired with some jeans or chinos. Add a shirt underneath – we suggest a check shirt for extra style and then layer up with a bomber jacket when it gets even colder. These jumpers are great to have in your wardrobe – this style will be fashionable for many years to come.