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  • Bafetimbi Gomis researched Swansea by playing as them on Football Manager before joining the club

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle1 day ago

    When Bafetimbi Gomis left Lyon at the end of last season, he prepared to join Swansea City by researching the club and playing video games at the same time. Naturally, he did this by playing as Swansea in Football Manager.

    From the Guardian:

    We can only hope that Gomis introduced himself to his new teammates by informing those he sold off in his game upon meeting them in real life.

    The next time someone asks you why you spend so much time playing video games, following Gomis' lead and just tell them that you're simply doing research for a career move. After all, if you're going to be the night security guard at Hull City's training ground, you need to have a comprehensive understanding of every player's attributes.

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    Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter! Follow @BrooksDT

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  • Malmo's Magnus Eriksson scores absurd looping volley from distance

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle2 days ago

    Magnus Eriksson helped Malmo become the first Swedish club to reach the Champions League group stage since 2000 with a truly spectacular volley. It came in the 19th minute of Malmo's 3-0 win over Red Bull Salzburg and you really just have to see it to believe it.

    Malmo advanced on an aggregate score of 4-2. Somewhere in Paris, Zlatan is either feeling very proud or slightly jealous of that goal.

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    Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter! Follow @BrooksDT

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