At midnight tonight the juggernaut that is FIFA 11 will hit the App Store. I’m not going to be able to get the 360 or PS3 version, but might get this one. One problem, though – it’s 858MB in size. That’s the biggest game I’ve seen on the iPhone by quite some distance. If I’m going to get then I’m going to have to clear some space.

I don’t know what to delete, though. I’ve got some big games on there – e.g. Dodonpachi Resurrection, GTA: Chinatown Wars, Street Fighter IV – but I don’t want to get rid of them. I’ve pared down my music collection far too much already. I’ve long since stopped carrying photos and videos around with me.

One rather large game I do have that I’ve barely played in Madden 11, so I thought about deleting that. That would be less than half the space I need for FIFA, but it’d still be a big chunk.

I thought I better play it before deleting it, though, as I’ve hardly played it since I bought it. (In a sale, luckily. I didn’t pay full price.)

So I started it up and went for a quick game as the Texans against the Titans. (The Texans didn’t quite exist by the time I left Houston, but they had been named before I flew away from the city that had become my home, never to return. That’s a whole different story. Also, remind me to tell you about (T)Ed Miliband and the Sunday Sport some time.)

Madden 11

I miss Texas. Kent's a lovely place, but it's really not the same.

Here’s the thing. Madden 11 is a fantastically slick and exciting game. Sometimes I feel like a spectator, granted, but even then I’m glued to the tiny screen. When the Titans intercepted a pass in the dying minutes of the fourth quarter, stealing my chance to win, it hurt.

So maybe Madden 11 has to stay. Oh! If only I had a 32GB iPhone! Curse me for thinking “I’ll never need more than 16GB, don’t be silly!”

Tough decisions lie ahead. Of course, maybe FIFA 11 will be rubbish. That’d help.