The 2017-18 English Pro Season for SOCCER BLAST Pro Soccer Game puts the top English football league at your command whenever you're ready for it! Unlimited, top-level football action on your tabletop—anytime! NOW AVAILABLE!
LOOK! We've created a new card design for this all-new set!
The 2017-18 English pro league season will be remembered mostly for its runaway champion, Man City, which clinched the league title with more than a month remaining in the season. The club left the league record book in tatters with its 32 victories, 100 points, eighteen consecutive wins, 106 goals scored, and +79 goal differential, spending a scant 159 minutes the entire season as the trailing team! In all, an historic performance.
The 2016-17 champion, Chelsea, started the season poorly and quickly fell behind the front-runners. Its 21 wins would be excellent by most season standards, but this season it left them out of contention. Burnley was the league's surprise team, knocking off the defending champs in the season-opener and going on to post its best record in over 40 years, its first post-season action in nearly 50.
All three teams promoted to the top-tier in 2017-18—Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield—held on to their status at the end of the season. Of the three, Newcastle was the strongest, finishing in the top half of the standings. With Man City long-since having earned the championship, the biggest drama of the late season was in relegation. A season-finale match-up between Swansea and Southampton had the strange distinction of being crucially important, with the winner staying in the league and the loser relegated. Southampton's 1-0 win sent the Swans to the second-tier.
You'll get cards representing players for every team that competed in England's top football league in 20171-8, all 20 of them from Man City to West Brom. Each team features individual cards for every player who played more than a half-dozen games, over 400 cards in all, printed in team colors, featuring our new action-pose card design (see above). Every card is put together in a way that represents the player's actual 2017-18 contribution, whether it was award-winning, undistinguished, or anywhere in between. The prolific goal-scorers like Salah, Kane, Aguero and Vardy will demonstrate the same proficiency on YOUR tabletop! The great assist guys like De Bruyne, Sane, Silva and Sterling, will show the same stuff for you that they did for their real-life clubs. They'll be reined in—at least some of the time—by top defenders like Otamendi, Vertonghen, Walker and Alonso. And the great keepers like de Gea, Courtois, Lloris and Ederson will be just as tough to score upon in your card stock re-creation of pro football as they were in real-life.
Here's your chance to experience all over again the ups and downs, high points and low, of the memorable 2017-18 pro season! If you're a fan of Man United, Man City's closest competitor for the crown, maybe you can re-write football history with a different ending? (It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it!) Or, maybe you relish a challenge and want to see if you can keep a club like Swansea, Stoke, or West Brom out of relegation. The 2017-18 English Pro Season card set for SOCCER BLAST gives fans of any and every English top-tier club the opportunity to re-boot and possibly improve upon your football club's campaign. (It works the other way, too, though, so—beware!)
Along with your set of individual player cards, you'll also get a brief season summary and an Instant Results Grid with which you can quick-play fixtures with a single roll of the dice. It's perfect for creating context in a single-team season replay. Or, conduct a "game-of-the-week" campaign, with a different pair of clubs featured each week and quick-play the others. With SOCCER BLAST's fast game time, projects like these can be accomplished in a matter of weeks! It's all the fun and excitement of big-time English football, catered to your personal preferences, on your schedule!
The action never ends with world's greatest professional soccer league when you've got the 2017-18 English Pro Season card set for SOCCER BLAST Pro Soccer Simulation Board game! Just $28 postage-paid* or get the PDF edition for just $21, delivered to your e-mail in-box, print-and-play the same day! NOW AVAILABLE!
*for US addresses, international delivery requires additional postage.