Last weekend saw the Pirates hit their absolute nadir in the Evolution Division One - winless from the start of the season, plagued by injuries and suspensions they had to travel to double local rivals Chelsea with a threadbare squad. A decent DEF from stalling was not enough and Chelsea won 2-1 to leave the Pirates 3pts adrift at the bottom of the table and with less than 0.2 morale.
This weekend the fixtures looked quite intimidating with a home match vs the dominant Teddybears and away to Glasgow, both who had opted to take the Pirates as rivals. But for the first time in a while most of the T-11 was fit to play. Opportunistic was the play of the day and the Passers helped the DEF up to 188. The RNG had a go at scuppering the defence crocking 4/25 SD Ziereis after just 37 minutes, but Tschauner 3/27 GK has his eye on the Golden Gloves award this season and he kept out a couple of Lovenkrands efforts to keep a clean sheet and share the points 0-0.
Next was the trip to 3rd placed Glasgow. They had the better OFF but lacked any big SL players, whilst we had a few and the better GP and DEF. We actually have the 4th best defence in the division, but haven't been able to score. But today we got the all important breakthrough in the 68th minute when Bouhaddouz drove in from the edge of the penalty area. A first win of the season and the combined results doubled our morale.
Next weekend we have two games against non-rivals before the Manager Cup begins. Luckily we won't have to face the Teddys again until later in the season. Wait, what?! The first match in the cup?!... Oh cr.............
|Roger Coal Ila (FUL)||FW 2/26||12||24||10|
|Muller (FCG)||MA 3/27||12||24||12|
|Anatoli Knyazev (GTH)||FW 4/24||10||15||14|
|Gus Frederick (FUL)||FW 4/21||9||25||9|
|Martin Wilkie (MVV)||MA 2/24||9||19||13|
|Robbie Turner (INB)||FW 4/27||9||19||14|
|Tom King (ACU)||MA 3/25||9||16||13|
|Harry Smylie (TAR)||FW 2/26||9||15||14|
|J Prescott (ACU)||1/16||95.0000||3|
|Victor Guthrie (WEY)||1/17||94.0000||2|
|Michael Kohlhaas (HAM)||3/26||93.6000||10|
|Frank West (BIR)||4/24||91.2500||8|
|Jonathan Crane (GTH)||6/22||91.2222||9|
|B Wicket (ACU)||6/19||90.6000||5|
|Man Of The Match||MOMs||APPs|
|Tugay (FCG)||DM 4/22||5||11|
|Lionel Jonson (SIT)||FW 4/20||4||10|
|Davi (CAT)||GK 5/20||4||10|
|Kelly Slater (RUF)||GK 3/24||4||14|
|Petre Molodov (BAN)||FW 2/24||3||9|
|Roger Coal Ila (FUL)||FW 2/26||3||10|
|Andre Gomes (LEI)||FW 4/22||3||10|
|Rodolfo Rodriguez (MVT)||GK 6/23||3||10|
|Brian Laudrup (FCG)||WG 1/22||6||8||13|
|Arild Stavrum (AFC)||WG 3/26||6||6||11|
|Gordon Durie (TED)||FW 6/19||6||5||13|
|Romain du Roi (ORP)||MA 2/24||5||10||12|
|Noctis Lucis Caelum (BIR)||FW 3/23||5||6||13|
|Matthew Black (INB)||MF 2/18||5||5||9|
|Neftali Feliz (MLB)||MF 3/16||5||4||8|
|Gros Manseng (MVV)||FW 1/22||5||4||12|
|Season 40 Trades: 26|
|Karl Daniel 7/10 FW - 5k [Cascadia United F.C.]|
|Ronald Fisher 4/16 FW - Offers welcome [Clarendon Park Rangers]|
|Cliff Michelmore 6/12 FW - Offers [Clarendon Park Rangers]|
|Michael Trudeau 6/11 GK - 5k [Birmingham F.C.]|
|Jacob Fry 6/10 FW - 5k [Birmingham F.C.]|
|Franz Oberhauser 4/20 DF - + D Bowman - Looking for 2:1 player deal, high/higher SL DF needed. [Old Colony F.C.]|
|David Bowman 5/17 DF - + F Oberhauser - Looking for 2:1 player deal, high/higher SL DF needed. [Old Colony F.C.]|
|Jonathan Crane 6/22 GK - I need CPs, but I'll accept money too. [Gotham Villains]|
|Chemo 5/9 MF - Anything [Gotham Villains]|
|Wanted: Defenders SL19+ [Hamilton Invaders]|
|For Sale: CPs at 80K each [Orpington Inkspots]|
|For Sale: CP required [Queens Rangers]|
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|Reading Rattlers Need:|
A little bit of magic would help..
|St Pauli Pirates Need:|
To pass the other team off the pitch!
|Torpedo Belgrano Need:|
When you have Coach Malone you need nothing else.
|Old Colony F.C. Need:|
1. Finish top five in Division One
2. Win a Cup
|Guff Wanderers Need:|
looking for age2 and age3 players.
|Some shots would be nice|
|Poll Title||Initiator||Returned||Closing Date|
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|Multi Position Players||James White||9|
|MVP Awards||Jon Love||6|
|Allow Swansong on Special Ability Player||Brian Beerman||5|
|Future Special Abilitites||Adam Meney||39|
|Allow Swansong on Special Ability Player|
|Adam Meney - August 21st 2018 0:39|
For me the swansong ability is one that needs to be planned in advance. If you think a player will be given a swansong in the future then dont give him an ability in the seasons leading up to it.
For me its a straight nope.
|Stewart Miller - February 26th 2018 11:50|
I agree with Willy, but there again I might have something to gain if the motion is adopted when "Wee Mav" becomes Age 6. However, I think if was not adopted then I'd more than likely have another suitable candidate within my squad to be allocated a 'Swansong'........................
|Willy Krosnyak - February 19th 2018 15:44|
I think it is okay to apply to any player, remember that the swansong is retiring so you are going to lose that player after the season.
|Mike Parnaby - February 16th 2018 16:45|
For me, no. Leave the swansong for a normal player to get one last season.
|Brian Beerman - February 16th 2018 13:06|
|Per the poll, this is a forum to discuss and debate the idea to allow Swansong to be applied to a player with a previously assigned Special Ability. My idea is that Swansong cannot be applied to a player if they received an Ability in the same season, e.g. cannot add Swansong and Maverick in the sam.......................|
|Match 19 Comments|
|Teddybears F.C. v Sparta Sorukoviso|
|Two good teams competing for a semi-final place - this will be a difficult |
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