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Can You Flick It? A Subbuteo Story [VIDEO]

Spain doesn’t just rule the world in soccer, but they’re also champions in Subbuteo, the table soccer game that has long been a tradition in England and around the world.

In this 30 minute documentary entitled “Can You Flick It? A Subbuteo Story,” there’s plenty of fascinating video to watch including armed police coming in to break up a fight at a Subbuteo tournament, as well as some of the history of this fabled game.

It’s a perfect video to watch on an international break.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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3 Responses to Can You Flick It? A Subbuteo Story [VIDEO]

  1. NeilO says:

    Cool clip. Never heard of this game before. Speaking of games, stay away from the new FIFA 13. My PS3 froze 3 times last night, had to reset the whole system and it erased all unsaved memory – including me winning my first league in world class mode. Not a happy camper with EA.

  2. Rob says:

    I bought a set for my kids last Xmas. (ordered a set from http://www.tablesoccerusa.com that came with hand painted Tottenham and Arsenal players) I won’t go so far to say it is my kids favorite toy or that it can compete with the XBox, but they do occasionally pull it out to play (which is more than I can say about 75% of their toys/games. Strangely, it is also the first game to come out when they have friends over.

  3. Steve says:

    Yea, I had been wanting this game for awhile and was lucky enough to get a set from some friends. My daughter and I play every Sunday afternoon now. I even purchased a couple blank teams to customize from the same website that Rob mentioned. It an AWESOME game!!!

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