#5: Sims Football 2035 Match – 1st Half

In This Chapter: [0″] [15″] [25″] [30″] [40″]

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0″ KICK-OFF: Team STM starts first.

3″ SHOT OFF TARGET (STM): Great through ball from Claudia Monty! Straight to Horatio Monty… bad touch!

He has no choice but to shoot with his left foot! It hits the goal post! PVCS Goalkeeper Juan Caliente was lucky there…

Shot Off Target: Horatio Monty - Assisted by Claudia Monty

AldoHyde (AH): Mark my words! The next generation of footballers is starting early this era!

Sims2Player (S2P): Yeah, Claudia Monty is only 13, and is already showing promising skill!

8″ (STM): Chauncey Specter wins the ball from Hal Capp, and outruns the PVCS defense! He crosses the ball, which ends up near Tank Grunt… but Tank is dispossessed by Dirk Dreamer, and the PVCS defender clears the ball upfield.

It’s still early in the game, thought STM Manager General Grunt. It’s great that Tank is in the right place at the right time. He hopes that Tank would not pick up any Yellow Cards, so as not to be forced to sub off the only Grunt on the field.

General Buzz Grunt contemplates Tank Grunt

PVCS Manager Regan Capp shoots a glance at her brother on the STM bench. It’s been almost 20 years since she stood so near to Kent Monty. How she wishes to have a face-to-face chat with him…

Regan Capp stares at Kent Monty

On his side of the bench, there’s Bea Monty, while there are no Capp substitutes on the PVCS bench for now…

PVCS Bench

12″ SHOT OFF TARGET (PVCS): The ball is in the box of the STM penalty area! Fanciful touch, and great dribble from Lucy Burb! She must score this time!

S2P: What is she doing? She did a rabona, but it went wide! Why didn’t she just finish it normally at the top left corner? She just gave away a huge chance!

AH: PVCS Manager Daniel Pleasant looks very unhappy with his niece…

Shot Off Target: Lucy Burb - Daniel Pleasant is Not Impressed

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15″ GOAL (STM) 1-0: Vivian Curious! She just shot from FAR outside the penalty area!

The ball was passed to her by Isabel Loner, and Vivian decides to go directly for goal, and it paid off!! Juan Caliente just got a touch on the ball, but it wasn’t enough…

GOAL: Vivian Curious

In the audience, Lazlo Curious does a happy dance to celebrate his niece’s goal. Vidcund and Pascal simply stand up to cheer.

Curious Brothers: Pascal, Vidcund & Lazlo celebrate STM Goal

18″ SHOT ON TARGET (STM): Chauncey Specter outruns 2 PVCS players on his left flank. He crosses the ball to Albert Beaker, who fires on target… but Juan Caliente pushes it away!

19” SHOT OFF TARGET (STM): The rebound reaches Horatio Monty, who heads it over the crossbar!

Kent takes a glance at his sister. Maybe he should talk to her openly. But about what? Their respective sons being strikers for opposing teams?

Kent Monty stares at Regan Capp

Well… they too are managers of opposing teams, so what’s stopping him? Maybe he should be discreet, with Bea Monty on his bench? But she isn’t even active in the Feud anyway…

STM Bench

23″ SHOT ON TARGET (PVCS): Tybalt Capp has an opportunity… He can pass or shoot…

He shoots, and it’s caught by the keeper!

S2P: Unbelievable, what a reflex. Some fans even cheered because they thought Ben Monty wasn’t going to reach the ball, but he just jumps outta nowhere!

AH: VFL Simburg, scout this talent immediately!

Save: Ben Monty

General Grunt nods in approval. How he wishes that his son, Buck, the substitute goalkeeper, had no issues with fitness or stamina. But Ben Monty is in excellent form, so it was correct to let Kent’s nephew start the match instead.

However, the General wishes that there are more Grunts on the field now. While Tank has exceeded his expectations both on and off the pitch, he’s grateful that Buck is cooperative to some extent, unlike Ripp… oh, let’s not even go there…

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25″ SHOT OFF TARGET (PVCS): Tybalt Capp out of nowhere!!!! Goal post!!!!!!!

25″ SHOT ON TARGET (PVCS): Octavius Capp with the rebound? Goal!!!!!! Octavius Capp!!! 1-1!!

No, wait… The referee blows the whistle.
What did the officials see?

Mercutio Monty clears the ball off the line

After the VAR review, the referee confirmed that the ball was cleared off the line by Mercutio Monty. Tybalt seems to be more angry than Octavius…

Octavius Capp vs Tybalt Capp

Tybalt: Yo, hey Octavius. Gotta teach those Montys a lesson. Stupid fringebags that they are…

Octavius: Don’t be so optimistic, Tybalt. They’re good.

Tybalt: Not when compared to us. They should never have defeated us the last time.

Octavius: Mom said they were good…

Tybalt: Shut up, you weren’t there.

Octavius: Alright, Tybalt. We’ll try to do our best instead of losing focus. That’s how they could possibly win.

Tybalt: (sarcastically) Yeah, do your best… Okay…

On the bench…

Kent: Does your son like Tybalt?

Regan: (pleasantly surprised by Kent speaking directly to her) Why?

Kent Monty & Regan Capp finally break their silence

Kent: His body language towards him…

Regan: Well, his chemistry with Tybalt is not very good…

Kent: Why not?

Regan: Octavius is not comfortable with some of the things Tybalt did in the past. Watcher knows why Goneril is trying to influence him to be like Tybalt, but honestly, I’d prefer Octavius to be the sensible boy he is now.

Kent: I see. I was never fond of Tybalt either. Guess I’m not the only one.

Regan: Well, you surely ain’t. I can give you the names of a hundred people that aren’t fond of Tybalt… (Kent smiles)

29″ SHOT ON TARGET (STM): Claudia Monty lobs the ball to Horatio Monty, who fires on target. However, Juan Caliente just gets his fingertips on the ball, and denies the goal.

Juan Caliente Makes a Save

Regan: Your kids work well together!

Kent: Thanks, I taught them…

Regan: That’s good! Dad didn’t, which was a pity.

Kent: Yeah, when things don’t go his way, he’ll just whine all day long…. (Regan laughs)

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30” INJURY (PVCS & STM): Hermia Summerdream clashes with Isabel Loner. Both players are down.

Isabel Loner clashes with Hermia Summerdream

Hermia’s brother Tybalt, and Isabel’s cousin Albert, look concerned. But both Hermia and Isabel are ok after some quick treatment.

33″: Albert Beaker breaks through the PVCS defense, after receiving a pass from Johnny Smith… but Juan Caliente storms into Albert, and grabs the ball.

No cards or penalty. But they glare at each other.

Juan Caliente & Albert Beaker glare at each other

On the bench, General Grunt rolls his eyes. He’d never liked any of the Beakers very much, but the decision to field Albert was an impartial one. Grunt is not sure whether to worry more about Albert’s playing form, or about his low Nice score…

35″ YELLOW CARD (STM): Newton Curious’ poorly-timed tackle injures Dirk Dreamer.

35″ INJURY (PVCS): Dirk Dreamer has hurt his ankle. The quick treatment is not working…

Yellow Card: Newton Curious. Injury: Dirk Dreamer

35″ SUBSTITUTION (PVCS): Dirk Dreamer Out, Demetrius Dreamer In

On the bench:

Gen Grunt: Demetrius Dreamer, is that your grandson?

Daniel: Yes he is! What do you think of him?

Gen Grunt: He’s good! He has the spirit! He’s active and really strong. You’re lucky…

Daniel: What do you mean?

General Buzz Grunt & Daniel Pleasant

Gen Grunt: Well, I have 2 lazy grandchildren playing with their hologram toys all day, eating popcorn and watching TV. IN MY TIME, WE DIDN’T EVEN HAVE HOLOGRAM TOYS!!!! The youth these days…

(The General knows of two illegitimate children that Ripp Grunt had with townie women, and both kids are are lazy as Ripp. The General believes there are even more that Ripp has not told him about…)

Daniel: I understand you, they’ve not changed…

Gen Grunt: Exactly…

35″ Kent Monty’s comm device vibrates. He reads a message from his wife, Bianca. He swiftly replies:
“Any Summerdreams?”, to which Bianca’s quick reply is “No”.

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Free Kick: Kelly Summerdream

40” FREE KICK (PVCS): Kelly Summerdream takes it. It bounces off the wall(**), and rebounds to Hal Capp. There are no direct paths to goal, so he passes a high ball to Ariel Capp…

(**) A “wall” of players from the defending team. In this case: STM’s Tank Grunt, Vivian Curious & Johnny Smith.

41″ GOAL (PVCS) 1-1: Ariel Capp with the header!!! GOAL!!!!!

GOAL: Ariel Capp

Her father, Albany Capp cheers and claps the loudest in the PVCS crowd. But her mother, Goneril, only manages a thin smile.

Albany Capp cheers the loudest for Ariel's goal

43″ YELLOW CARD (PVCS): Lucy Burb down with an ankle injury. But it seems she can just walk normally afterwards. Yellow Card for feigned injury.

Yellow Card: Lucy Burb

Regan Capp is suddenly struck by the irony of Kent Monty’s situation: That upon marriage, he chose to take a new surname, and now he’s managing the team associated with that surname.

While Kent will be quick to deny any resemblance he has to their father, Consort Capp, Regan thinks that Kent resembles Consort, at least in this particular way. “Like Father, like son”… Kent may know this in his heart, but would not like to admit this publicly. So Regan wouldn’t be the one to point this out to him.

Regan Capp considers the Irony of Kent Monty

45” OFFSIDE (PVCS): Tybalt Capp shoots wide, but it doesn’t matter, as he was already flagged offside.

Octavius: Calm down.

Tybalt: What? Who said that? Oh, there you are, little octopus.

Octavius Capp vs Tybalt Capp

Octavius: It doesn’t matter that you’re offside, it can happen to anybody!

Tybalt: Whatever, I’ll get that referee anyway…

Octavius: Don’t do it, Tybalt… not like what you did to that waiter during our family dinner in 2031, or that guy in the park who threw a pebble at you 2 months ago, that didn’t even hit you.

Tybalt: I was only being sarcastic, little man. Now, lets focus on the match again…


S2P: And the referee blows the whistle! It’s 1-1, and the players are going for their Half-Time break.

AH: It’s been an awesome match! We saw some great chances in this 1st half, where the new stars really shone! Pity Dirk Dreamer got injured. Seems like he needs to go to the hospital.

S2P: Well, to be honest, I think he’s feeling better than Lucy Burb at the moment!

AH: Definitely! What’s up with LB7 today? Is she here to help her team, or to compile a bloopers reel?

S2P: I’ve seen her playing much better for Simley Town…

AH: Yeah, and I hope Dirk’s injury isn’t too serious. Meanwhile, will we see more goals in the 2nd Half, after both sides refresh themselves and reconsider their strategy during the Half-Time Break?

This is AldoHyde and Sims2Player live at Hyde Dynamic Arena.
Half-Time score: STM 1, PVCS 1.

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Will the conflicts in the 1st Half escalate during the HT Break? What sort of “negotiations” may take place in these crucial 15 minutes?

Next Chapter: [Half-Time Break: Dressing Room Drama]


1. [20 Years Later: PVCS Families]
2. [20 Years Later: STM Families]
3. [Silo Incident & Secret Communications]
4. [Before the Kickoff]
5. [1st Half]
6. [Half-Time Break: Dressing Room Drama]
7A. [2nd Half – Part 1]
7B. [2nd Half – Part 2]
8A. [Final Whistle & Proposal – P1]
8B. [Final Whistle & Proposal – P2]
8C. [Final Whistle & Proposal – P3]
9. [Extra: Tybalt’s Exploits]
10. [Extra: Bloopers & Lots]
11. [Extra: Offside]
12. [Extra: PVCS vs STM Sims Characters Recreated in FIFA 17]

[2015 Match]

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