Welcome Gaffer, a decent start to our league campaign sees us head the table as the teams prepare for the Evolution Cup group games.
"Aye, after our usual dodgy opening game, I can't complain."
Well, The Bears seem happy enough which is always a good thing! After an inactive pre-season in the transfer market you suddenly went into transfer overdrive with a couple of new arrivals and three departures. You certainly surprised many of The Bears, myself amongst them. What was your thinking behind all that, Gaffer?
"Well, two things. Firstly I wanted to reduce the average age of the squad and secondly, a good young 'Leader' is always a great addition to any squad. The opportunity arose to sign Lorenzo so I grabbed it with both hands! Big Amo is a leader through and through and should be a great servant to the club over the next four or five seasons. Bally not only helped to reduce the average age of our defence but also made a positive contribution to our T11. Once Amo and Bally had signed, it was obvious that some players would really struggle to gain a place in our starting line-up so it made sense that they moved on. I'd like to thank Nige and Goughie for their services to the club and I hope they do well at their new teams."
Yes indeed, Gaffer. It's good to have Big Amo back at the club. A few eyebrows were raised that you let young Davie Weir go.
"That was a difficult one, but I couldn't see both him and Stuart Munro playing this season. An offer came in first for Davie so he went, and besides, having spent a lot on Amo I needed to recoup some cash!"
Too true, Gaffer. Looking ahead to our Evolution Cup group games, we appear to have been drawn in a very competitive group.
"Aye, there will be some tough games ahead. FC Glasgow and Leicester always give us a hard game. Asteria and Fulham have started the season well, and I hate playing Fulham. It doesn't seem to matter how much of a possession advantage we generate against them, we struggle to beat them."
Yes, I remember that infamous 2-2 draw from a few seasons back when they stalled but still scored twice from virtually no possession!
"Aye, that still rankles, but it shows that nothing is certain in this game. We'll have to be at our best to qualify."
Well, thanks for your insight once again, Gaffer. Best of luck in the qualifiers.
Till next time................Cheer the team on to qualification, Bears!
|Roger Coal Ila (FUL)||FW 2/23||6||12||4|
|Gus Frederick (FUL)||FW 4/21||5||12||3|
|Scott Alexander (MLB)||FW 3/20||5||7||3|
|Frank Joiner (AYR)||FW 3/22||4||5||4|
|Anatoli Knyazev (GTH)||FW 4/22||4||4||4|
|Teddy Shearer (COL)||FW 4/21||3||10||3|
|Woodman Corner (WBA)||MA 2/18||3||9||3|
|Dougie Somner (SPT)||FW 5/22||3||9||4|
|Sev Hans Innetz (AK)||6/14||110.0000||1|
|Marc Andre Ter Stegen (LEI)||5/17||107.0000||1|
|J Prescott (ACU)||1/15||95.0000||2|
|Jonathan Crane (GTH)||6/22||94.0000||3|
|Chris Woods (FCG)||3/23||94.0000||3|
|Man Of The Match||MOMs||APPs|
|Lionel Jonson (SIT)||FW 4/20||2||3|
|Kelly Slater (RUF)||GK 3/20||2||4|
|Nicolas Lopez (MVT)||FW 5/23||2||4|
|Roger Coal Ila (FUL)||FW 2/23||2||4|
|Bill Parcells (ORP)||FW 5/20||2||4|
|Tugay (FCG)||DM 4/21||2||4|
|Barnaby Joyce (QUO)||MA 1/17||2||4|
|Tel Aviv (AYR)||DF 4/21||1||1|
|Neftali Feliz (MLB)||MF 3/16||3||2||4|
|Smethwick End (WBA)||DM 2/18||3||1||3|
|Faisal El Baktoui (CAL)||MF 3/21||3||1||3|
|Ben Aros (SIT)||FW 5/20||2||4||3|
|Malcolm Culver (MLB)||MF 3/18||2||3||3|
|George Grant (GTH)||WG 5/20||2||3||4|
|Noctis Lucis Caelum (BIR)||FW 3/21||2||3||4|
|Oliver James Harrison (AK)||MA 4/21||2||2||3|
|Season 40 Trades: 18|
|Robert Terwilliger 1/9 MF - Young MF, not asking much [Gotham Villains]|
|Karl Daniel 7/10 FW - 15k [Cascadia United F.C.]|
|Swanner 7/18 SW - Last season but decent SL [Sparta Partick]|
|For Sale: CPs at 80K each [Orpington Inkspots]|
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|Some shots would be nice|
|Newkie Illuminati Need:|
The games to commence
|Irn Bru Allstars Need:|
|Huascaran Heights Need:|
We need a creative fund raiser to ensure the financial situation is always better than 'okay'!
|Asteria Kromatos Need:|
To score more goals - defensively we're pretty good for a mid-table team.
|Gotham Villains Need:|
Bad guys with good pace.
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|Future Special Abilitites|
|Roy Rolsten - July 30th 2018 0:18|
Big Name Player - adds 0.1 to morale up to a maximum of 0.9
|Roy Rolsten - July 30th 2018 0:05|
Hardman - +10 to all Injury rolls, possibly with +1 to EL recovery like Athletic
SW,SD, DF, DM, MF & UT only
|Warren De Niese - January 10th 2018 21:16|
Paul's original suggestions actually sound great. Would add a bit of personality to the algorithms.
|Paul Roseblade - December 16th 2017 14:03|
|Fair Weather Player - doesn't like the rain, only turns up when the weather is fair. Not a rainy night in Stenhousemuir type of player +2 when sunny +1 when dry -11 or 2 is wet, raining, freezing |
Blame Game Player - When team morale is high he enjoys the game. When team morale is down st.......................
|Paul Roseblade - December 16th 2017 14:01|
|Lost formatting in the post. iPad to blame.|
|Match 8 Comments|
|Old Colony F.C. v Kaisayr|
|Ooh, this is going to be a challenge. Not sure our defense can keep up for 90 minutes.|
|I expect the training staff will increase training sessions this week.|
|Quaffers fans are eager to start up this cup. The club made the semifinals last season|
|and fans are hoping they can do even better this year.|
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|Since June 2001|
|The Manager started with in 2001 with just 8 teams. Every couple of season it grew slowly into the game it today. In 2015 the league saw it's first complete league expansion. At this time The Manager was renamed to Origin.|
|Since June 2015|
|The Evolution League joined the manager is 2015. It came together with mostly Olmec Coaches with a sprinkling of coaches returning to the game after a break. The Evolution League may prove to be one of the toughest competitions out there.|