The FA

Every Gamer's joy

Three happy gamers in our Emirates FA Cup competition reflect on their day at Wembley

Tuesday 09 May 2017

There was no shortage of action at Wembley Stadium on Sunday as 64 gamers arrived for our annual Emirates FA Cup Every Gamer’s Adventure competition.

With every club from this season’s third round represented to play out the competition at FIFA 17 on the Playstation 4, it was an intriguing day from start to finish.

And even though Sunderland took the title, with Black Cats fan Alastair Drakesmith beating real-life Cup Finalists Chelsea, controlled by Dave Croker, in the Final there were plenty of interesting stories beyond that.

For instance, Norwich City were led to the last 16 by Zamir Ali who arrived in London on Saturday evening from his native Scotland.

The plot thickens even more, when you consider Zamir had to race to the airport from his role as a physio with Clydebank FC to make sure he was at the event to represent the Canaries, a club he began supporting due to their distinctive yellow shirts and an appreciation for former striker Grant Holt.

The FA ;

There was also lifelong Peterborough United fan Joe Hart, who was mistaken for the England and Torino goalkeeper of the same name on social media the night before the event, who tried to take his club past Chelsea in the first game before staying on to watch the rest of the tournament unfold.

And Birmingham City fan Parm Singh didn’t let his nerves at Blues’ battle for Championship survival on Sunday affect his gaming as he went on to reach the semi-final and knock out Arsenal in a ‘throw-back’ to the League Cup Final at Wembley in 2011.

You can read all of their accounts of the day below.

By Nicholas Veevers Content Manager - FA Owned Channels