I just read this thread and the link still works, in the article it says:
July 1989 – Kick Off is released on the Amiga. An overhead-view football game set at the same camera height as Microprose Soccer and also featuring swerve shots
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I dont remember Kick off one having swerve shots, I though after touch was a Kick Off 2 option.
I dont really care about the which is better argument, that will run forever. But if your going to write 'the true, documented, undisputed, historical FACTS of the matter.' shouldnt you get them right to start with?