How we all feeling about the new FIFA, then? To be honest I'm a little disappointed - obviously it's better than the previous one, but I can't help but think it's not much of an improvement. They've made it easier to bang in goals, which makes the games more exciting but a bit too arcade-y in my view.

Still, even if it's not quite what I was expecting, at least I'm getting to play it. Unlike one unlucky LAD who was left devastated after his dog ate his brand new copy of FIFA 18 - before he even had a chance to open it.

Connor McIlory, 25, came home from work on Friday to find the chewed-up packaging of his new game and a sheepish looking puppy.

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The junior doctor from Belfast, Northern Ireland, took some hilarious images of dog Sam with the destroyed £50 ($66) game which had only just come out.

Connor said: "I had pre-ordered the game from Amazon. I was looking forward to coming home and playing it last Friday.

"But when I came home, I found the chewed disc. I was devastated.

"I think Sam had completely forgotten about what he had done. He actually tried to play with me by bringing me a football.

"Initially I was a bit annoyed with Sam but he is such a lovely dog you instantly forgive him."

Connor wrote to Amazon on Facebook, pleading for their help.

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He said: "Pre-ordered, arrived home Friday to this. Have a heart and help a guy out."

The company have since replaced the game free of charge and new one was dispatched to him on Sunday.

And Connor added: "I wouldn't change Sam for anything, despite destroying my FIFA.

"He's great natured and very affectionate.

"And Amazon sent me a new game free of charge. It arrived on Tuesday."

Featured Image Credit: Caters

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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