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FIFA 18 player ratings – Ipswich Town striker has his say

PUBLISHED: 09:23 06 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:23 06 October 2017

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick has had his say on the FIFA 18 player ratings. Photo: PAGEPIX

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick has had his say on the FIFA 18 player ratings. Photo: PAGEPIX

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FIFA 18 – the latest in the series of popular PlayStation and Xbox computer games – is in the shops and up-and-down the country it’s player ratings are the topic of discussion in football club dressing rooms.

For Championship side Ipswich Town, keeper Bartosz Bialkowski is the highest ranked player (73) with striker David McGoldrick (72) outfielder.

Blues players Teddy Bishop and Emyr Huws attended a launch event at Smyths Toys Shop, Anglia Retail Park last week, playing the game against members of the public.

“It’s about time FIFA got the stats right!” joked Republic of Ireland international McGoldrick. “A few of the boys were talking just now about when it was coming out. I think a couple of the lads went to an event and we were joking, saying ‘get us a few copies’.

Ipswich Town academy graduates Darren Bent and Darren Ambrose playing a PlayStation game in their digs back in 2002. Photo: ArchantIpswich Town academy graduates Darren Bent and Darren Ambrose playing a PlayStation game in their digs back in 2002. Photo: Archant

“On the away days there’s still the card schools, a lot of box sets, but yeah a few do play the computer games.

“Jonny Williams, when he was here, had this PlayStation thing that you can bring with you, I don’t know what it’s called, but he took it with him everywhere because he’s such a big kid! I can imagine a few of the boys will be playing it.”

• Full list of Ipswich Town’s FIFA 18 player ratings

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Welsh international Williams joked last year, during his fourth loan spell with the Blues, that he was fed up with his statistics on FIFA.

“I always get the ‘injury prone’ stat on there,” he laughed. “That did hurt to be honest but it’s one of those things you just have to take on the chin. I’m not the only one because they’ve got Jack Wilshere in the same bracket.”

McGoldrick, reminded of that interview, said: “I’m surprised I haven’t got that!”

Computer games have long been a hobby for professional footballers. Former Blues striker Darren Bent was pictured by this newspaper playing on the PlayStation with fellow academy graduate Darren Ambrose back in 2002. Bent, now 33, took to Instagram to share his excitement about the new game’s launch last week.

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy showed his disdain at being given ‘silver card’ status on FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) in the past when headbutting a polystyrene prop in half before being handed a depiction of his new ‘gold’ card at a launch for FIFA 16.

A large-scale investigation has been launched into an Ipswich-based financial company.

A 22-year-old man from Colchester, who also frequents Ipswich, is wanted by police.

Former Tractor Boys winger Kieron Dyer has spoken out to raise awareness of child abuse at an inaugural fundraising event.

Another royal baby is on the way, it was announced today. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “very pleased” that Meghan is expecting a baby in the spring of 2019, Kensington Palace said.

A debate held in Ipswich urged members of the community to talk openly and to “role model reasonable debate” about issues relating to Israel.

A series of ‘super-surgeries’ is being explored in Suffolk which would bring a host of primary healthcare services together under one roof.

A Suffolk village is set to become the stage “for a feast of art activity” as part of the world’s largest drawing festival.

Girls at a Suffolk school who are backing a campaign to end period poverty have said more needs to be done to break the taboo.

There’s going to be more unsettled conditions across Suffolk and Essex for the most part of the week.

Two vehicles came off the carriageways on the A12 and A14 this evening during the wet weather.

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