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I know that we are all feeling down after recent results so I thought that this might cheer you up (if only momentarily).

During the World Cup I posted a Mailbag item about there being no escape in Australia from adverts staring Tim Cahill. Well he?s back again, this time on the front cover of FIFA 11 computer game ? in the starring central role between Kaka and Rooney. Surprisingly he?s not in his Australian shirt (I believe Landon Donavan is in the USA shirt for the American version), but in this season?s Everton shirt. More exposure for us!

Here?s a link to a shop selling it so you can see for yourself: http://www.cdwow.com.au/games/fifa-11-playstation-3/dp/15263877#bc=3e70

Not sure how far the distribution is for this cover ? but it wouldn?t be beyond the realms of possibility that it covers most of Asia Pacific is it? Even if it makes people wonder for a second about what team Tim plays for ? at least it?s a second longer than what they might think about Everton.

Well hope that made you smile for a second.
Jip Foster, Darwin, Australia     Posted 21/09/2010 at 04:17:51

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Mike McLean
1   Posted 21/09/2010 at 08:51:53

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Brave effort, Jip.

Prevailing mood here is, "All is lost. We're doomed."

Shaun Brennan
2   Posted 21/09/2010 at 08:28:46

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$118.95 is a bit steep for a game even if it includes Free Shipping.
Joel Webb
3   Posted 21/09/2010 at 08:55:48

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I'm going to destroy Newcaste on FIFA 11 when it comes out next week!
Maybe bag Becks a hattrick to get his confidence up. Hah
Simon Birkett
4   Posted 21/09/2010 at 09:04:41

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Shaun you can translate price into sterling its only £70.99
Dee Gidwani
5   Posted 21/09/2010 at 09:59:31

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Only 71 quid? The game here in HK will be sold for about 29 Sterling.

It's nuts how much you guys have to pay for video games!
Dee Gidwani
6   Posted 21/09/2010 at 10:02:43

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HK = Hong Kong.
Daniel Hutchinson
7   Posted 21/09/2010 at 11:59:14

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The price is about 35 quid here, but most supermarkets release it for 30 quid initially, so it isn't that expensive
Dick Fearon
8   Posted 21/09/2010 at 13:00:00

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Jip, thanks for the info.
I sometimes wonder if poms, specifically those at Goodison appreciate how very popular and potentially money spinning our Timmy is.
Jip Foster
9   Posted 21/09/2010 at 13:20:24

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There you go - something to cheer you up - games are much cheaper back in the UK!
Gerry Quinn
10   Posted 21/09/2010 at 17:57:24

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Jip - to watch the crap currently being served up - that still isn't cheap!!!!
Jimmy Hacking
11   Posted 21/09/2010 at 20:31:28

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This IS good news, though most will no doubt play it down. All we need to do it sign that Oman goalie from Bolton, and we'll have the middle-Eastern market sewn up as well!
Paul Oakes
12   Posted 22/09/2010 at 00:37:29

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Electronic Arts has 3 distribution hubs in Asia/Pacific.

China/Bangkok/Indonesia/India (Includes Hong Kong)
Japan
Australia / New Zealand and other countries in the pacific that is not in the asian market.

Hawaii is part of the North American Market. Ie USA/CANADA AND BERMUDA/MEXICO

Then South America all countries fall under the same category including central american countries. Though not all countries are able to sell EA products.

Then France / Paris where the Euro headquarters is based, actually just down the road from Blizzard Entertainment Inc. Cover Europe.

While Russia is under its own selling banner. However not all countries are allowed to sell fifa endorsed products.

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