Colin’s Vlog #1

Colin gives the people who are missing a tour through our Sensidays Arena.. First guests will arrive in an hour.. The fridge is stocked… Some Amazing days are lying ahead..

Yesterday we had a couple of mini-tournaments already on Mark’s PC.. Everybody beat everybody in the sensidays themed teams.. Watch those onions and peters play!

Tournmanet day-1

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Our Catering Partner Gerda’s Kombuisje

We are happy to announce we have found a catering partner in Gerda’s Kombuisje. Gerda Vroom is famous in the whole of West-Fryslân for here pure and authentic cuisine. Kombuisje means little ships kitchen.. The ship Gerda works in is the Schuttevaer. So if se can work miracles in a little ship, she surely can in Almelo. Ofcourse you can hire the Schuttevaer for a lovely sailboat voyage..

Call Gerda at +31228-313785 to get an offer for your tournament or fest!


A Sensible Library

With only 5 days to go, everybody is preparing their flights to Almelo..

To give you something to read while on your way I compiled a Sensible library, containing the best articles about our favorite game..

Sensible Library

(Foto from Sensidays’2012)

The article I love most is my Amiga Power’s c-monster, also known als Rockpapershotgun’s Kieron Gillen: How Sensi taught him to appreciate football.

If you want to learn about how the game was made you can read RetroGamer’s making of published on Nowgamer by Craig Grannell, or you can read the making of Sensible Soccer chapter of Gary Penn’s Sensible Software book published by ROM. I’ll bring a copy of that book with me to Almelo.

I always love to read reviews from back in the day, especially Amiga Power’s (see photo). Stuart Campbell (Worked for Sensi on Cannon Fodder 2) gave Sensible Soccer 93% in June 1992 and the updated version 94% in January 1993. I can still remember i ate poffertjes (small dutch pancakes) with my father when i got that issue). Stuart wrote and interesting story about his relation with Kickoff too.

Jonathan Davies wrote the review to Sensible World of Soccer.  This was partly done on unfinished code, for which they later wrote an apology of sorts.  The 95/96 edition fortunately corrected all bugs. On the Amiga magazine rack site i refers too, you’ll find lots more scans from the nineties about sensi.

Why Sensible Soccer is still important you can read on Vice and in the New York Times.






Nostalgia: A look back at Sensidays 2012

The last time the Sensidays were in the Netherlands was in 2012. Lets take a look back at those days…

When I (Romanista) arrived I saw this traditional music instrument. It’s called a draaiorgel.. Great to find some local atmosphere.. But not really my kind of music:)


I arrived at around noon on sunday, unaware of the battles which had preceded.. Like the PC finals the evening before. Everybody was still getting ready. The PC final is still legendary in Sensible Soccer circles.


And of course who could forget organizer PSPIN, well know for his local cuisine

I fell to Blazej in the knockout round, just as I thought I might actually still know how to plat the game…


But the tournament was also the debut of the legendary Boesjeman.. A sows-hero many thought was only a myth…


And don’t forget, it was also the first Title of Ali, and of Turkey.. A man before this game not that known to the scene, but now a favorite for the 2016 title…

Marin Parushev 

What will Almelo bring us in 2016….?

More photo’s on Flickr– Results – Tournament Thread




Who will win the sensible days 2016?

The tension is rising, only a week to go. Who will win at the Sensidays. You can start betting at the forum. Currently leading is rekordmeister Playavelli. But there is still time. Don’t forget Ali wasn’t there last year, and there are many great players present, like Marin and current Amiga World Champ Blazej…

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11 Nationalities present!

We’re exciting to let you know that we know have 11 nationalities present to make for a truly international world cup. A football-team worth of nationalities…

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Keeper: England (1)

Defense: , Finland,( 1) Netherlands (5) , Sweden (1),

Midfield: Poland (4), Bulgaria (2), Italy (2), Bulgaria (2), Hungary (1)

Attack: Germany (14), Turkey (2), Denmark (8)