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Topps events; Festivals, swap and play tours and retail demos
Topic Started: Sep 18 2016, 02:13 PM (2,305 Views)
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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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Harrick
Sep 27 2016, 07:33 PM
Harry wants to do MK and the London one...
See you there mate! (It's Lewis by the way...)
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Ncfclofc9
Oct 10 2016, 03:53 PM
Hi,
Does anyone know the Price List for the topps festival yet? (match attax)
U wot m8?
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everton fc
Oct 10 2016, 05:10 PM
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Oct 10 2016, 04:28 PM
Ncfclofc9
Oct 10 2016, 03:53 PM
Hi,
Does anyone know the Price List for the topps festival yet? (match attax)
U wot m8?
B :cheers ut if you are going. why not go for the swap section and get all the cards you need ?
Because nobody there does fair trades and I don't want to rip off little kids. Anyway, I'm more of a player than a collector. I just pay 12 quid in for 240 cards that I need and that pretty much completes it.
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alanaman
Oct 13 2016, 03:03 PM
Master cards are looking to be scarce this year. Only 3 given out in Dublin and one in Belfast. My son was the master in Belfast and got given one too.
Good, the way it should be. Better than getting some random member of staff who has no clue how to play from topps to use a team of terrible star player and base cards
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JackW
Oct 25 2016, 05:23 PM

The little 'Elite' even gang up and collude with each other...last year at the Chelsea Swap and Play Tour my boy beat one of the previous Masters in a Quarter Final match only for his mate to then pass on to his other mate who we had in the next round the details of all of the cards we had in our deck so he knew which cards to play and when

This is just one of so many things that Topps do wrong that alienate so many people against them...but don't get me started on that or I will be typing until Christmas!!
Yo, I didn't reply until now, despite disagreeing with a lot that some people have said on this topic. But that bit at the end really ticked me off. The "little elite" are long term, dedicated collectors, a group of CHLIDREN who don't know each other, but from three or four years attending events have recognised each other and gotten friendly (usually still only socialise at events or online though.) Your boy beat me last year in the qfs for the sole reason that I forgot my team(I probably wouldn't have won the tournament anyway), hence why I was quite upset. He's quite good for his age, can't put that against him, but I wouldn't put him near your "elite" players, not even close. And wtf is that about cheating? The only "mate I had was my little bro and he'd played previously. If anything, Harry knew Jacks cards because the team was predictable or, although unlikely, saw the end of our match if his finished first. And I wouldn't be moaning about how "fair" it is. You're a grown man with platinum limited editions coming out your ear holes and the whole collection in double after a week's release.
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Tankerton1
Oct 25 2016, 09:41 PM
You can win quite comfortably by still using a 17m 101 card, as I did. With Match Attax there are multiple ways of being successful, its just about how you play the cards against your opponent and recognising what they might have etc. and trying to think a few moves ahead. <br /><br />Regarding the tactic cards having 2 tactic cards makes games far closer believe it or not, its simply about how you use them and how you might counter the tactic cards your opponent may have. Only having 1 would more or less defeat the objective of them in the tournament game play, because most players would pick the Agent card to add 5m to the budget in order to have more of the better players. I am not saying that everyone could and it would be the only way to win, because its not and as I have stated above, there are multiple ways of winning, but it would just make teams more predictable, so easier for experienced players such as the Master to guess the opponents team, so by having two it makes it more difficult to guess what team your opponent has and which tactic cards they have and how they will use it. I do agree regarding this years away kit cards though, due to the ratings and value of those cards it means they aren't as useful as they were last year in game play, but they are a nice feature for the collection rather than from a game play perspective.<br /><br />Regarding the adults not being allowed to play rule, unfortunately that is poor communication from the staff at topps then, as here is a comment on their twitter account confirming that anyone of any age can challenged the master, that I saw they posted out a few weeks back:<br />S&P tournaments = U-14. Topps Festival= any age!<br />link to tweet: https://twitter.com/ToppsMatchAttax/status/783325114762989568
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FootballCardsExtravagansa
Oct 25 2016, 09:57 PM
The Worst Thing This Year Is Hundred Clubs Being Bigger Than Other Cards
Agreed. Injury and possession is the best thing going this year. By not using a hundred club, you don't need the agent and possession acts as a 101.
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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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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
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Oct 28 2016, 05:46 PM
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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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Oct 29 2016, 10:47 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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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, 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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