FC.TV – SEPTEMBER UPDATE
1/9 – After a great start to the domestic campaign, FC were rewarded after Darren Russell picked up the League One Player of the Month award for August after scoring an incredible 6 goals in just 4 games. Russell also came 3rd in the Goal of the Month award for his solo effort against Yeovil. Also manager, Alan Pardew won the Manager of the Month award. Two great successes for the club.
1/9 - JPT South R1 FC UNITED OF SOUTHAMPTON 3-1 ALDERSHOT TOWN
After a goalless first half it was Aldershot who took a shock lead through Tim Sills to send their travelling fans into disbelief. However 3 goals in 9 minutes including a double from King-Tikki Man and a fine effort from Hete Slettebak sealed the tie for FC as they headed into the next round. Another win for The Saints.
XI - Francaise 7, Williamson 7, Tardinho 5, Kesina 7, Jackson 7 (c), Reynolds 7 (Lawrence 7) Channon 7, Ali 7 (Tciaka 7) Slettebak 8, Tikki-Man 9, Ewles 7 (Kasikirik 7)
Subs not used - Cooper, Callaghan
2/9 - INTERNATIONAL WATCH
England U19's 3-0 Bulgaria U19's
Shaz Ali started and managed to find the back of the net with a lovely strike achieving a match rating of 9.
Parry Neville was phenomemal at right-back sealing a very respectable rating of 9.
Jamie Reynolds had a fairly average game at right midfield after achieving a match rating of 7.
King Tikki-Man came off the bench with 10 minutes to go and managed to find the back of the net to achieve a rating of 8.
Belgium U19's 1-1 Germany U19's
Hete Slettebak put in a good performace with a match rating of 7 against a very highly rated German side, however Slettebak took a slight knock and came off after 55 minutes.
Lithuania U19's 0-5 Scotland U19's
Jim Bowman recieved a strangely low match rating of 7 despite helping Scotland trounce Lithuania. He was booked and subbed off in the 77th minute.
Tardinho came off the bench for the final 4 minutes and achieved a 7 rating.
Iceland U19's 2-1 Norway U19's
Bjorgvin Radebe put in a good shift for Iceland achieving an 8 rating and also claiming an assist.
Latvia U19's 0-1 Croatia U19's
Igor Kesina put in an average shift with a rating of 7 before being subbed off in the 52nd minute.
Vanatu U21's 1-1 Papua New Guinea U21's
Drake Channon captained the U21 side to a poor draw against lowly Vanatu. The 15 year-old prodigy was delighted to recieve the armband and responded with a team-best rating of 8.
Ecuador U20's 5-0 Trinidad and Tobago U20's
Andrew Jackson captained the Trinidad side to a trouncing by Ecuador but still managed to pull out of the game with a 7 rating. He was delighted to captain the side.
England U21's 2-0 Bulgaria U21's
Matthew Cooper started in between the stick's for England despite being the number 2 at The Saints. He achieved a healthy rating of 8 and surely this will help him press on in his quest to challenge Monsieur Francaise's position.
Danny Callaghan started for England U21's despite failing to cement down a first team place at FC. He put in a solid performance with a rating of 7 before coming off with 10 minutes to go.
Darren Russell was not selected in the squad.
Valentin Vasilev put in an OK performance for Bulgaria and came off with an in no way degrading 7.
Other news - FC have been drawn at home to Yeovil in the JPT South 2nd Round.
Angola 2-0 Uganda
Joao Tchiaka became the first FC player to make his international debut with a commanding performace at centre midfield for Angola as they defeated Uganda in their African Cup of Nations qualifier. He finished with a rating of 8 and declared himself 'in dreamland' after making his international bow.
Spain Under 21's 0-2 Turkey U21's
Yakup Kasikirik scored in his first competiitive start in a very shock result as Turkey Under 21's triumphed over Spain. Kasikirik scored a lovely goal and achieved an 8 rating.
International Round Up - Game 2
Igor Kesina played well as Croatia U19's defeated Greece Under 19's gaining a 8 rating before being substituted.
Hete Slettebak was involved in a goal-less stalemate between Belgium U19's and Turkey U19's achieving a 7 rating.
Bjorgvin Radebe put in a good performance for Iceland U19's as they were defeated 1-0 by Denmark U19's. Radebe achieved a 7 rating.
Jamie Reynolds and King Tikki-Man both scored as England U19's trounced Switzerland U19's 3-0. Tikki-Man getting his 2nd goal in as many games. Parry Neville and Shaz Ali also started for England as 4 FC players appeared for the youth side.
Jim Bowman and Tardinho were the centre back partnership as Scotland U19's defeated Liechenstein U19's 4-1. Tardinho was carried off injured and reports later confirmed he had pulled his hamstring and will be out for 3-4 weeks.
Drake Channon again captained Papua New Guinea U21's as they drew against Tahiti U21's. He finished with a 7 rating.
[b]Andrew Jackson[b] again captained Trinidad and Tobago U20's as they lost poorly to Netherland Antilles U20's. He finished with a 7 rating.
Joao Tchiaka put in a solid performance in a midfield role for Angola finishing with an assist and a rating of 8 to mark his 2nd international cap.
Valentin Vasilev grabbed an assist as the Bulgarian U21 side gained a creditable draw against Portugal U21's. He achieved a match rating of 8.
Yakup Kasikirik performed poorly for Turkey U21's as they lost 2-0 to Belgium U21's he achieved a shocking match-rating of 5.
Danny Callaghan and Matthew Cooper both started and performed well for England U21's as they triumphed 4-1 away to Latvia. Both players achieved a 7 rating.
10/9 - BACK TO DOMESTIC MATTERS
11/9 - L1 - MK DONS 4-0 FC UNITED OF SOUTHAMPTON
FC's unbeaten record came to a very sour end as they were well beaten by the MK Dons. Goals from Lewis Guy, Angelo Balanta and Sam Baldock aswell as a Jim Bowman own goal led to a thrashing in Milton Keynes. Can FC pick themselves up from this?
XI: Francaise 6, Williamson 5, Bowman (c) 6, Kesina 6, Jackson 5, Reynolds 6 (Vasilev 6), Channon 6, Ali 7 (Ewles 6), Lfc 7 (Slettebak 7), Russell 7, Tikki-Man 6
Subs not used: Cooper, Tchiaka, Lawrence, Kasikirik
15/9 - L1 - FC UNITED OF SOUTHAMPTON 5-0 HARTLEPOOL UNITED
The Saints got their promotion trail back on track by thumping 5 past a hapless Hartlepool side with a double from club captain and Angolan international Joao Tchiaka aswell as individual strikes from Aidan Lfc, Darren Russell, and Jim Bowman. The result leaves FC 4 points behind leaders Bristol Rovers with a game in hand. Interesting to see that all 5 goals scored today were headers. Some kind of record?
XI - Francaise 7, Williamson 8, Tchiaka (c) 9, Bowman 9, Jackson 9, Reynolds 8 (Lawrence 8), Channon 7, Ali 7, Lfc 9 (Slettebak 7), Russell 8, Ewles 7 (Tikki-Man 7)
Subs not used - Cooper, Callaghan, Kesina, Kasikirik
15/9 - Hete Slettebak made it clear to manager Alan Pardew that he is having problems settling into the area. Pardew told Slettebak to forget it and get on with his game, in which Hete apologised and deemed himself as being 'out of line'
18/9 - L1 - FC UNITED OF SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH
A 44th minute penalty from Darren Russell could not prevent FC from conceding an 88th minute Marc Pugh equaliser as The Saints slipped to a home draw infront of a sell out visitsouthampton.com Arena. Another slip up for FC, but still performing well in League One.
XI - Francase 7, Neville 8, Bowman 7, Kesina 7 (Lawrence 7), Jackson 7, Reynolds 7 (Slettebak 6), Tchiaka (c) 7, Ali 7, Lfc 7, Russell 7, Ewles 7 (Tikki-Man 7)
Subs not used - Cooper, Sawyer, Callaghan, Williamson
21/9 - League Cup 3rd Round - SWANSEA 1-2 FC UNITED OF SOUTHAMPTON
FC celebrated possibly their greatest result so far after killing off another Championship side in the League Cup. FC went ahead through a King Tikki-Man strike after 28 minutes, Darren Russell then doubled the lead from the penalty spot in the 67th minute. A Luke Moore strike was the only consolation for the Swans who crash out. Pardew declared himself ecstatic over the result.
XI - Francaise 7, Williamson 7, Tchiaka (c) 8, Callaghan 7, Jackson 7, Vasilev 7, Radebe 7 (Bowman 6), Channon 7, Slettebak 7 (Lfc 7), Russell 7, Tikki-Man 8 (Ewles 6)
Subs not used: Cooper Kesina Lawrence Kasikirik
25/9 - FC will take on Premier League side Birmingham City in the League Cup 4th Round on the 27th October 2010, The game will be played at St. Andrews and will be FC's biggest game in their short history.
25/9 - L1 - WALSALL 0-2 FC UNITED OF SOUTHAMPTON
FC proved they are a side who can clinically take their chances as they managed to score 2 out of the 4 shots on target to seal the points against Walsall. Goals coming from in-form striker King Tikki-Man aswell as a goal from defender Igor Kesina. Surely Tikki-Man is staking a claim to start after making it 6 goals in 5 starts!.
XI: Francaise 8, Williamson 8, Bowman (c) 8, Kesina 8, Jackson 7, Reynolds 7 (Callaghan 7), Radebe 7 (Lawrence 7), Ali 7, Lfc 7 (Vasilev), Tikki-Man 8, Ewles 7
Subs not used - Cooper Kasikirik Sawyer Neville.
At the end of the month, FC lay 2nd in League One, just a point behind leaders Peterborough.
FC - TOP SCORERS
Darren Russell - 10 Goals (11 Starts)
King Tikki-Man - 6 Goals (5 Starts, 7 Subs)
Igor Kesina - 2 Goals (6 Starts, 1 Sub)
FC - TOP PERFORMERS
Darren Russell - 7.65
Aidan Lfc - 7.34
Jim Bowman - 7.26
FC - TOP ASSISTS
Aidan Lfc - 6 Assists (9 Starts, 1 Sub)
Phill Ewles - 5 Assists (10 Starts, 2 Subs)
Ed Lawrence - 3 Assists (0 Starts, 7 Subs)
With the month finishing the fans reflected on the month and at the fan's trust meeting they voted in favour of Aidan Lfc as their player of the month! With 2 goals and 4 assists in the last 5 games! Its hard to disagree!
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