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Topps events; Festivals, swap and play tours and retail demos
Topic Started: Sep 18 2016, 02:13 PM (2,223 Views)
Match Attax Mac
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Dates confirmed for the topps festival. I'll attend either on the 24th or 27th, but I can't do both.
Glasgow 1st
Newcastle 2nd
Dublin 8th
Belfast 9th
MK 24th
Manchester 25th
LDN 27th
The October tours provide a chance to get the master card, special offers from the shop and some good offers on swaps from other collectors, however are usually in cramped spaces in shopping centres. On the plus side, you can get a decent meal for lunch.
Edited by Match Attax Mac, Sep 18 2016, 02:19 PM.
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Oct 28 2016, 07:08 AM
At Lakeside, Lewis said that the suggestion here was that he and Harry had cheated "passed a card" at the London event! What a load of bull, Harry works hard to get the very best match team he can have and to switch are card and still maybe add up to 100m in a tournament is ludicrous. No one, let alone Harry would even take the risk. And Harry is considered one of the best because he is good at it and was the Semi-Finalist at the World Championship, knocked out by Brindan who is the three time World Champion going on to win it. This is why he is so good and this is why Topps once again chose him as the MATCH ATTAX MASTER alongside Brindan at Lakeside yesterday, I'm proud of the boy!
And where the hell Lewis got the impression, at least from anything that I had said, that anyone was passed a card is nonsense...I never said anything like that at all
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Oct 28 2016, 07:08 AM
At Lakeside, Lewis said that the suggestion here was that he and Harry had cheated "passed a card" at the London event! What a load of bull, Harry works hard to get the very best match team he can have and to switch are card and still maybe add up to 100m in a tournament is ludicrous. No one, let alone Harry would even take the risk. And Harry is considered one of the best because he is good at it and was the Semi-Finalist at the World Championship, knocked out by Brindan who is the three time World Champion going on to win it. This is why he is so good and this is why Topps once again chose him as the MATCH ATTAX MASTER alongside Brindan at Lakeside yesterday, I'm proud of the boy!
I played Harry at the Lakeside festival and lost 6-5 despite being 5-4 up. I am 14 yearrs old. He told me it was one of the closest games at a festival this year and I was happy with that. He also gave me a few tips to improve so was very nice. Did not find him arrogant as he has spent hours picking the best team possible and practising with other people. I hope to see him at the swap and play tour in april. So much for the "elite" I just think they are very good at their craft!
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JackW
Oct 28 2016, 12:00 PM
Harrick
Oct 28 2016, 07:08 AM
At Lakeside, Lewis said that the suggestion here was that he and Harry had cheated "passed a card" at the London event! What a load of bull, Harry works hard to get the very best match team he can have and to switch are card and still maybe add up to 100m in a tournament is ludicrous. No one, let alone Harry would even take the risk. And Harry is considered one of the best because he is good at it and was the Semi-Finalist at the World Championship, knocked out by Brindan who is the three time World Champion going on to win it. This is why he is so good and this is why Topps once again chose him as the MATCH ATTAX MASTER alongside Brindan at Lakeside yesterday, I'm proud of the boy!
If you read what was put in the first message I said that he was told what cards we had by the person who was overseeing the game for Topps

I never said that any of the players cheated directly...but when someone tells you what cards your opponent has it is pretty easy to manipulate a game in your favour...and I am sure if that tactic was used against your child everyone here would be slightly disgruntled by that

I have no problem losing on a fair playing field but that is not very fair as far as I am concerned

I also appreciate that the Masters do put in time and effort and to play as many games as they do at these tournaments as they do and lose as few as they do is commendable and an achievement
Sorry for misreading it. But you're still implying he cheated.
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Match Attax Mac
Oct 28 2016, 05:46 PM
JackW
Oct 28 2016, 12:00 PM
Harrick
Oct 28 2016, 07:08 AM
At Lakeside, Lewis said that the suggestion here was that he and Harry had cheated "passed a card" at the London event! What a load of bull, Harry works hard to get the very best match team he can have and to switch are card and still maybe add up to 100m in a tournament is ludicrous. No one, let alone Harry would even take the risk. And Harry is considered one of the best because he is good at it and was the Semi-Finalist at the World Championship, knocked out by Brindan who is the three time World Champion going on to win it. This is why he is so good and this is why Topps once again chose him as the MATCH ATTAX MASTER alongside Brindan at Lakeside yesterday, I'm proud of the boy!
If you read what was put in the first message I said that he was told what cards we had by the person who was overseeing the game for Topps

I never said that any of the players cheated directly...but when someone tells you what cards your opponent has it is pretty easy to manipulate a game in your favour...and I am sure if that tactic was used against your child everyone here would be slightly disgruntled by that

I have no problem losing on a fair playing field but that is not very fair as far as I am concerned

I also appreciate that the Masters do put in time and effort and to play as many games as they do at these tournaments as they do and lose as few as they do is commendable and an achievement
Sorry for misreading it. But you're still implying he cheated.
I am not implying that HE cheated at all

I saw, with my own eyes, that the person who was there for Topps (who was about 18 at best) whispered to him the cards that my son had in his deck

I am not saying that he cheated at all, or indeed that the result would have been different, but seeing something like that happen clearly suggest collusion...whether it was asked for or needed

Like I have said before I have no problem with the Masters and if they are the best then that is fine....just underhand tactics like I saw is not on

That is my point
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Oct 27 2016, 10:19 PM
Great point Pete. If is a definate unfair advantage if these cards are allowed. I completely agree with your point about the so called elite. I have met most of these kids a few times and there is no arrogance about them whatsoever. They love the game and spend hours upon hours studying the cards, the tactics and practicing so i dont understand how someone can go to a tournament and expect to win a mastercard when they havent even taken the time to read the tournament rules which are clearly printed on the stationary that comes with the binder and several other topps items. If they read those they would understand the tactic cards and away cards. Practice and hard work is the key to success, you cant just turn up and expect to beat the kids who put the time in.
I never stated we expected to turn up and win a card, Also it does not state on the how to play sheet that away kits count double. My son played a few games and each time had an opponents stating a different rule and the staff was no help.
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Oct 28 2016, 10:59 PM
alanaman
Oct 27 2016, 10:19 PM
Great point Pete. If is a definate unfair advantage if these cards are allowed. I completely agree with your point about the so called elite. I have met most of these kids a few times and there is no arrogance about them whatsoever. They love the game and spend hours upon hours studying the cards, the tactics and practicing so i dont understand how someone can go to a tournament and expect to win a mastercard when they havent even taken the time to read the tournament rules which are clearly printed on the stationary that comes with the binder and several other topps items. If they read those they would understand the tactic cards and away cards. Practice and hard work is the key to success, you cant just turn up and expect to beat the kids who put the time in.
I never stated we expected to turn up and win a card, Also it does not state on the how to play sheet that away kits count double. My son played a few games and each time had an opponents stating a different rule and the staff was no help.
I think that in the starter pack/collector guide, something g like that, it has info on all the subsets and states that away kits score double points.
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JackW
Oct 28 2016, 08:41 PM
Match Attax Mac
Oct 28 2016, 05:46 PM
JackW
Oct 28 2016, 12:00 PM
Harrick
Oct 28 2016, 07:08 AM
At Lakeside, Lewis said that the suggestion here was that he and Harry had cheated "passed a card" at the London event! What a load of bull, Harry works hard to get the very best match team he can have and to switch are card and still maybe add up to 100m in a tournament is ludicrous. No one, let alone Harry would even take the risk. And Harry is considered one of the best because he is good at it and was the Semi-Finalist at the World Championship, knocked out by Brindan who is the three time World Champion going on to win it. This is why he is so good and this is why Topps once again chose him as the MATCH ATTAX MASTER alongside Brindan at Lakeside yesterday, I'm proud of the boy!
If you read what was put in the first message I said that he was told what cards we had by the person who was overseeing the game for Topps<br /><br />I never said that any of the players cheated directly...but when someone tells you what cards your opponent has it is pretty easy to manipulate a game in your favour...and I am sure if that tactic was used against your child everyone here would be slightly disgruntled by that<br /><br />I have no problem losing on a fair playing field but that is not very fair as far as I am concerned<br /><br />I also appreciate that the Masters do put in time and effort and to play as many games as they do at these tournaments as they do and lose as few as they do is commendable and an achievement
Sorry for misreading it. But you're still implying he cheated.
I am not implying that HE cheated at all<br /><br />I saw, with my own eyes, that the person who was there for Topps (who was about 18 at best) whispered to him the cards that my son had in his deck<br /><br />I am not saying that he cheated at all, or indeed that the result would have been different, but seeing something like that happen clearly suggest collusion...whether it was asked for or needed<br /><br />Like I have said before I have no problem with the Masters and if they are the best then that is fine....just underhand tactics like I saw is not on<br /><br />That is my point
That one the other hand is pretty shady. Sorry if that happened, even if it is hard to believe.
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Match Attax Mac
Oct 29 2016, 10:04 AM
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Oct 28 2016, 10:59 PM
alanaman
Oct 27 2016, 10:19 PM
Great point Pete. If is a definate unfair advantage if these cards are allowed. I completely agree with your point about the so called elite. I have met most of these kids a few times and there is no arrogance about them whatsoever. They love the game and spend hours upon hours studying the cards, the tactics and practicing so i dont understand how someone can go to a tournament and expect to win a mastercard when they havent even taken the time to read the tournament rules which are clearly printed on the stationary that comes with the binder and several other topps items. If they read those they would understand the tactic cards and away cards. Practice and hard work is the key to success, you cant just turn up and expect to beat the kids who put the time in.
I never stated we expected to turn up and win a card, Also it does not state on the how to play sheet that away kits count double. My son played a few games and each time had an opponents stating a different rule and the staff was no help.
I think that in the starter pack/collector guide, something g like that, it has info on all the subsets and states that away kits score double points.
Ah yes I found it you can score two points for one round only, however it does not state that on the pitch rules sheet and it did not state it on the board that was at the event as I read it. There was one kid who was adamant that once we used all 11 players we had to use our subs to finish the game while another stated for a tied card you both get a goal. This is what i mean on different players stating different rules. I understand it was busy and there was limited staff but allowing this to happen will put kids off playing. This was our first festival and both me and my son only ever played on line so you can see how the confusion occurred. The online game should match the actual game play rules as this maybe the only place some people get to practice.
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Oct 29 2016, 10:47 AM
Match Attax Mac
Oct 29 2016, 10:04 AM
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Oct 28 2016, 10:59 PM
alanaman
Oct 27 2016, 10:19 PM
Great point Pete. If is a definate unfair advantage if these cards are allowed. I completely agree with your point about the so called elite. I have met most of these kids a few times and there is no arrogance about them whatsoever. They love the game and spend hours upon hours studying the cards, the tactics and practicing so i dont understand how someone can go to a tournament and expect to win a mastercard when they havent even taken the time to read the tournament rules which are clearly printed on the stationary that comes with the binder and several other topps items. If they read those they would understand the tactic cards and away cards. Practice and hard work is the key to success, you cant just turn up and expect to beat the kids who put the time in.
I never stated we expected to turn up and win a card, Also it does not state on the how to play sheet that away kits count double. My son played a few games and each time had an opponents stating a different rule and the staff was no help.
I think that in the starter pack/collector guide, something g like that, it has info on all the subsets and states that away kits score double points.
Ah yes I found it you can score two points for one round only, however it does not state that on the pitch rules sheet and it did not state it on the board that was at the event as I read it. There was one kid who was adamant that once we used all 11 players we had to use our subs to finish the game while another stated for a tied card you both get a goal. This is what i mean on different players stating different rules. I understand it was busy and there was limited staff but allowing this to happen will put kids off playing. This was our first festival and both me and my son only ever played on line so you can see how the confusion occurred. The online game should match the actual game play rules as this maybe the only place some people get to practice.
We'll that on the other hand is just either them cheating or not knowing how to play. Just tell them they're wrong. If you've read all of the rules, then how can you possibly be wrong?
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During one game I did speak to one of the topps people there about it and he was either not interested or was not sure himself.
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Oct 25 2016, 12:07 AM
We got a Master Card with this team....this is pretty much invincible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ8549u_B9U
Just wondering how you would change this team now you know 2 Hundred clubs is illegal?
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Although this topic is pretty old, I couldn't be bothered to start a new one. I'm guessing that most people on this website are over 14, meaning you're not allowed to compete at tournaments and despite various petitions and emails, they seem pretty sure that they aren't going to change that (even made the champions league tournament 7-9yrolds). I was wondering if anybody wanted to organise some sort of unofficial tournament at one of the swap and play tours where a majority of collectors are going. They have practice areas that are usually deserted that we could play on and if we could get more than 10 players; I think it would be cool.
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Again, coming back to this, I have two more things to add. The first is that if anybody has not yet been made aware; there is a champions league match attax tournament for 7-9 year olds and prizes include being a mascot for the champions league final this year. So if anybody is or has a 7-9 year old, I'd make sure get down to one of the swap and play tours.
Second thing:
This may be made a separate topic, but also linked to tournaments. I cannot help but feel that matchattax (6-14 yrs target audience) is becoming pay-to-win, where the kids with the richest parents will win. This is also a reason why I think the old rules (2007-2013) are more suited to the game. For example, any team with john stones and Kante PLEs and a whole bunch of other high rated players will undoubtedly win unless the player has no clue how to play.
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Mar 21 2017, 08:24 AM
Again, coming back to this, I have two more things to add. The first is that if anybody has not yet been made aware; there is a champions league match attax tournament for 7-9 year olds and prizes include being a mascot for the champions league final this year. So if anybody is or has a 7-9 year old, I'd make sure get down to one of the swap and play tours.
Second thing:
This may be made a separate topic, but also linked to tournaments. I cannot help but feel that matchattax (6-14 yrs target audience) is becoming pay-to-win, where the kids with the richest parents will win. This is also a reason why I think the old rules (2007-2013) are more suited to the game. For example, any team with john stones and Kante PLEs and a whole bunch of other high rated players will undoubtedly win unless the player has no clue how to play.
Then surely the game is becoming a reflection of football in general....the club(s) who have the biggest backer and financial power are, year in-year out, the teams who do best
The chances of anybody having all of the Platinum cards is very low and even having PLEs is no guarantee of winning...no point having high ranked defenders if you have got to a position where the opponent has control and is going to defend every go!!
Whilst clearly having high ranked players helps the higher ranked cards are still capable of losing battles so the top players should be able to combat this
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Mar 21 2017, 11:00 AM
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Mar 21 2017, 08:24 AM
Again, coming back to this, I have two more things to add. The first is that if anybody has not yet been made aware; there is a champions league match attax tournament for 7-9 year olds and prizes include being a mascot for the champions league final this year. So if anybody is or has a 7-9 year old, I'd make sure get down to one of the swap and play tours.
Second thing:
This may be made a separate topic, but also linked to tournaments. I cannot help but feel that matchattax (6-14 yrs target audience) is becoming pay-to-win, where the kids with the richest parents will win. This is also a reason why I think the old rules (2007-2013) are more suited to the game. For example, any team with john stones and Kante PLEs and a whole bunch of other high rated players will undoubtedly win unless the player has no clue how to play.
Then surely the game is becoming a reflection of football in general....the club(s) who have the biggest backer and financial power are, year in-year out, the teams who do best
The chances of anybody having all of the Platinum cards is very low and even having PLEs is no guarantee of winning...no point having high ranked defenders if you have got to a position where the opponent has control and is going to defend every go!!
Whilst clearly having high ranked players helps the higher ranked cards are still capable of losing battles so the top players should be able to combat this
I Actually Agree With Jack For Once. It May Give A Minute Advantage But Only In Certain Situations And A Team That Goes Without Is Certainly Feasible.
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Suppose the only one to carry any sort of blame would be Topps for under valuing () the platinum cards
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Kante Is The Only One Who Is Really Good.
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en route to the Dublin event peeps, will fill ya all in laters
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Mar 21 2017, 11:00 AM
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Again, coming back to this, I have two more things to add. The first is that if anybody has not yet been made aware; there is a champions league match attax tournament for 7-9 year olds and prizes include being a mascot for the champions league final this year. So if anybody is or has a 7-9 year old, I'd make sure get down to one of the swap and play tours.
Second thing:
This may be made a separate topic, but also linked to tournaments. I cannot help but feel that matchattax (6-14 yrs target audience) is becoming pay-to-win, where the kids with the richest parents will win. This is also a reason why I think the old rules (2007-2013) are more suited to the game. For example, any team with john stones and Kante PLEs and a whole bunch of other high rated players will undoubtedly win unless the player has no clue how to play.
Then surely the game is becoming a reflection of football in general....the club(s) who have the biggest backer and financial power are, year in-year out, the teams who do best
The chances of anybody having all of the Platinum cards is very low and even having PLEs is no guarantee of winning...no point having high ranked defenders if you have got to a position where the opponent has control and is going to defend every go!!
Whilst clearly having high ranked players helps the higher ranked cards are still capable of losing battles so the top players should be able to combat this
I agree with the first part. In a way they are rewarding hardcore collectors. However as a reflection of football, if every player on one team is better technically and physically, then it doesn't matter how good the manager is, 9/10 games, the team will still lose.
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Mar 21 2017, 08:17 PM
Kante Is The Only One Who Is Really Good.
Even just one gives a massive advantage. He's better and cheaper than any other option in midfield; allowing a larger budget for other players.
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Today was a bit disappointing. It was good to see and speak to guys I hadn't seen for a year, but the tournament was a lot less competitive and it was cramped and hot.
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