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04th Nov 2015

VIDEO: SportsJOE takes on JOE in the inaugural FIFA 16 Inter-Office Cup

Fierce rivalry

Conan Doherty

It’s not about winning…

SportsJOE and JOE finally laid it all on the line and got those unspoken office rivalries out with the only way we know how to throw down. A good, old-fashioned game of FIFA 16.

It was tense, it was competitive, it was even bitter at stages.

But, being the noble, good-natured, above-all-that little brother that SportsJOE is, our own Conán Doherty decided to step aside in the grand final and let Joe Harrington take the plaudits for that JOE lot…

With pace being no longer dominant in the new FIFA 16 – like it was last year – one-trick-pony Doherty was coming up short when he was tasked with actually playing football.

The game is now set up with more intelligent defending – individual backs are more agile and responsive to chasing after speedsters and the defence works as a unit, their positioning is realistic and their interceptions are constant so SportsJOE’s hit-and-run tactics were soon found out.

We’re still upset that the JOE lads obviously had obviously locked themselves away with the FIFA Trainer before the tournament which, regardless of skill level, gives everyone a chance to compete at a higher level. The wily Harrington was whipping out new tricks unannounced like the no-touch dribble faint and the cheeky fake tackle move.

Still to this day, the SportsJOE team are trying to figure out how they did it.

Check out the battle.

FIFA 16 is available to buy now.

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