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Name:       Ian CallaghanIan Callaghan Liverpool FC Time Vault Soccer Football Card V3.1

Born:         10 April 1942 – Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Position:   Center, Right,  Midfield

Club Career:                                                                         Years                 Team                            App                  Gls  1959-1978          Liverpool                      857                     68 1978                    Lauderdale (loan)         20                        0 1978-1981          Swansea City                 76                        1 1979                    Canberra (loan)              9                         0                                                  1981                    Cork United                    2                         0                                              1981                    Crewe Alexandra         15                         0

International Career:                                                                                                              1966 -1977          England                         4                         0

Career Profile:

Ian Callaghan is a Liverpool legend. Holding the record for most appearances (857) over his 19 seasons with the club where he helped his team win promotion to the top division in 1962 and subsequently win the league title in 1964, 1966, 1973, 1976 and 1977, FA Cup in 1965 and 1974, UEFA Cup in 1973 and 1976 and the European Cup in 1977.

Arguably overlooked by England with 4 caps, Ian was part of the England World Cup winning squad of 1966, making one appearance in the Finals in the 2 – 0 group win over France. A game that saw Ian set up the second goal for Hunt with a deft cross to the far post.

After the arrival of Messers Souncess and Dalglish he decided to leave Liverpool (in 1978) to help Swansea into the then second division in 1979. Loaned out to Lauderdale Strikers and Canberra City and after a brief spell in Ireland Ian closed his illustrious playing career at Crewe Alexandra making his final appearance at the age of 40.

Only ever booked once and voted Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year in 1974, Time Vault Soccer “doff’s it’s cap” to this, proper, footballing legend with a representation of the 1976 – 77 season. The Season that saw Ian usher Liverpool to both League and European Cup glory.

Card Profile:

Position:              Midfield (Right)                                                                                          Rating:                 1 Star                                                                                                          Skill Stats:           ATTACK    4           DEFEND    4                                                      SPECIAL:              N/A

Season Stats:                                                                                                                               Year                      Team                        App                   Gls              Hons                      1976 – 1977         Liverpool                    48    (0)              2    (0)        Div 1, EC, USC

Strategy Tip:  A well balanced midfielder, equally adept at helping out at the back as going forward in support of his attackers. Callaghan may not be your star player but his contribution to allowing you to evolve a flexible in game strategy should not be underestimated. A strategist’s player.

Features in: "Debut 60's v 70's -  Card No: 27/32"

Figures in (Italics) = stats for their National side.


Name:       Alberto Cesar TarantiniAlberto Tarantini Argentina Time Vault Soccer Football Card V3.1

Born:         3 December 1955 – Ezeiza, Argentina

Position:   Left Back, Wing Back, Centre Back

Club Career:                                                                            Years                Team                                App           Gls    1973 – 1977       Boca Juniors                   179              0        1978 – 1979       Birmingham City             23               1        1979                    Talleres de Cordoba      13                1      1980 – 1983       River Plate                          0               0                                                        1983 – 1984       SC Bastia                           29               1                                                        1984 – 1988       Toulouse                         130               8                                                        1988 – 1989       FC St. Gallen                       0

International Career:                                                                                                              1974 - 1982        Argentina                          61              1

Career Profile:

A tough tackling, fiery tempered, nightlife loving player of undoubted talent, notable for winning the World Cup with Argentina in 1978 without having a club.

Time Vault Soccer “doff’s it’s cap” to this trailblazing Argentinian with a representation of the 1977 – 78 season when Tarantini helped lift the World Cup for the hosting nation.

… Just prior to his signing for Birmingham City where we proceeded to knock out Manchester Utd’s Brian Greenhoff before wading into the crowd to punch one of his own clubs fans.

Card Profile:

Position:              Defend (Left)                                                                                              Rating:                 2 Stars                                                                                                          Skill Stats:           ATTACK    3           DEFEND    5                                                         Special:                                                                                                                       

Ferocious tackle. Play in defence in response to a <3* card played in attack by your opponent, both cards are immediately discarded. Cancels opponents skill.

Season Stats:                                                                                                                      Year                      Team                          App          Gls         Hons                                         1977 – 1978         N/A                              0    (7)       0    (1)    (World Cup)

Strategy Tip:  A solid defender with a physical edge, Tarantini is best suited to man marking an opponent’s low ranking special skill player to nullify their strategic impact or to prevent your opponent getting a shot off. He remains no slouch when it comes to general defensive duties and can be pressed into attack if required.

Features in: "Debut 60's v 70's -  Card No: 19/32"

Figures in (Italics) = stats for their National side.


What is the Time Vault Soccer Card Game?

Time Vault Soccer is Soccer with Time Machines… and cards, shouting, knee sliding and possibly sulking.

You build and manage your own team of great, good and interesting Soccer players from across the decades and take on others in a game of football. It lets you answer the question – How would a player from one era fare in another... if you were managing the team.

“Debut 60’s v 70’s” is the Time Vault Soccer starter deck and comes with two pre-set teams ready to play, straight out of the box, and pitches a squad of 16 players from the 60’s against their counterparts from the 70’s.

  • Danny Blanchflower (1961 Tottenham) vs Charlie George (1971 Arsenal).
  •  Jimmy Greaves (1961 Chelsea ) vs Franz Beckenbauer  (1974 Bayern).
  • Bobby Moore (1966 West Ham) vs Pele (1970 Santos).

Highly strategic, no two games ever play the same, for ages 8+, 20 minutes to play, suits any gaming occasion for two players or for multiple players in a cup, league or tournament format, super fun, family friendly and super easy to learn… but a devil to master.

  • If you score the most goals – You win, happy knee sliding!
  • If you draw – Penalty shoot out, “squeaky bum time”.
  • If you score the least goals - you lose... sulking optional.

Game Mechanics:

The core game uses a refined version of the original Football Resurrection game mechanics. A how to play Video will be posted here on Friday 9th February 2018.

Board Game Geek Football Resurrection Time Vault Soccer

Players said the following about the original on Board Game Geek:

"What a great game. Best card game I have played in years, fast fun addictive and with multi layers of strategy. Doesn't matter if you are a football fan or not - this game's got legs! (Maglore 10/10)


You've just given me the best weekends gaming I've had in ages. Creative, challenging, awesomely addictive and amazing fun. My throat is hoarse from all the impromptu shouting!" (Tony Ox 9.5/10)

not to mention...

this game is all about game play. It does not shoe horn in a play mechanic for the sake of it and it does not try to be clever. Instead it goes for broke on being fun with game play that is so fluid the game twists and turns with near real football excitement (I never thought I'd say that about a card game!)… could well become the defining football card game (Toby Keane 9/10)

Of course...

I really liked this game. It captures the essence of Soccer and I'm glad someone came up with an actual playable version of a soccer card game (Hmocc 8/10)

in case it wasn't clear...

Great game play, game length is perfect, deck construction options are excellent and potential for development is exciting. It's simple enough to pick up quickly but has enough to keep you interested, thinking tactically and coming back to play. (Prospero 8/10)

and not forgetting...

"It's a lot of fun and with the right people the banter will be a riot! (Mike Hibbert 7/10).

Now, we need you:

With 1000’s of game testing hours already under our belts and with deadline day fast approaching, Sneaky F.C are looking for a small number of games testers, that have not already been involved in the games development over the last 12 months, to give the game a final “kick about”.

If you can spare some time to play over the next few weeks, and are happy to provide some feedback (no previous games testing experience required), we’ll send you a game for testing free of charge. Simply get in touch, say Hi and we’ll get right back to you with details.

…and Finally

Alberto Tarantini Argentina Time Vault Soccer Football Card V3.1Remember to check back every Tuesday for the "Tuesday Profile” for card profiles and playing tips, which next week features Alberto Taranti - The World Cup winner, with no club!

And don't forget Friday the 9th February 2018 for the “How to Play” video.

If you can't wait and have any questions about Time Vault Soccer then don’t hesitate, get in touch… its coming... oooer… n’uff said!