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About neilhoskins77

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    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne & Cwmbran, South Wales

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    Bristol.R & Newcastle Utd

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    Coleraine (Northern Irish 1st Div - FM09)

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  1. Wednesday 4th November 2015 After naming the Senior Squad on Sunday, it was starting to look like we were going to get a trouble free build ready for Friday afternoon's crucial First Leg of the World Cup Qualifier Second Round match with Malaysia. No such luck though. It was very late on Wednesday night and less than 48 hours before the game, and while I was waiting for my chartered flight out of Belfast and down to the sub continent that I received the email. 27 year old FC Kochin left winger Reisangmi Vasum was taken ill a few hours ago. He was quickly isolated from the rest of the Squa
  2. Monday 6th October 2008 I've made an enemy already. 45 year old Dutch manager Wilm van der Wal is outraged that he wasn't given the job at Go Ahead Eagles, and has told the press that the club will rue their decision to hire me instead when they fail to climb the Eerste Divisie. Well, I guess that's something we'll see about won't we! Thursday 9th October 2008 Tomorrow I get started, at home against Helmond Sport, who are sat in 12th place and four points in front of us. We're the favourites for the match, and we need to look at the main League Table right now, as this is the fifth game o
  3. Great start to this Jon. As you can see from the amount of interaction you're getting, the journeyman saves are very popular among the natives in this corner of the boards, particularly when they involve far flung places. After your last couple of updates, I'm particularly looking forward to the Transfer Window, to see if you're able to bring in any foreign players of your own. It will give us a better idea of whether your club will be amongst the 'haves' or 'have not's' in the C-League, or if you're going to have to rely on domestic talent to keep the lights on at the electric company.
  4. Thank you Jon. Good luck with your story. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
  5. Hey Jon1982, good to have you join us on our corner of the Boards...... However. Your opening post is breaking a number of our Forum Rules, particularly the rules about images and links to third party websites, which I've removed from the post now. I've posted a link to our rules and guidelines, and I'll give you some time to advise if you want it moved elsewhere. Cheers
  6. Sunday 1st November November is shaping up to a be a strange month, as we have two League games scheduled for the opening week of the month, and then no more for the remainder as Cup football will then take over. With only one League game scheduled for December as it stands too, I am a little concerned that we might lose the momentum we have been building up, as it will be now be January before we reach the halfway point of the First Division. I'm only making the second League game this month thanks to an earlier kick off time in India at the end of this week, and a flight right back to Belfas
  7. I thought I could hear someone sniggering at the back! How very dare you disrespect an International Footballer in such a way?!
  8. Cheers Ben. I didn't even realise he was there to start with. It was when I went to take a look at the Reserve and Youth sides that I stumbled across him. Hopefully we can get him match fit, he makes a bit of an impact, and we can talk him into another year or two.
  9. Wednesday 15th September 2010 A job advertisement is placed today as we start our hunt to bring more Scouts into the clubs backroom team. Of course just as we take that step, I have a day where I'm inundated with Scouting reports for players that are available for us to move for. Six players are currently sitting on contract offers to come and join us on Cornwall's North Coast as we try and improve our options, create some competition, and make the most of the current buzz around the club and some media attention that we wouldn't normally get. Friday 17th September ------------------
  10. You're not wrong you know. Two in a row is still an ambition here ha
  11. Job #1 - (5/10/2008 - ? ) Nation - Holland Level - Eerste Divisie (Second Tier) Club - Go Ahead Eagles Starting Point - 19th position Job Overview :- I don't envisage this being a long term stay. Truth be told, I didn't expect to take a job until more like after Christmas at earliest, and I also had visions of my first role being considerably more high profile. But I found this little project irresistible. I should have done a little more homework, as I had visions of being the hero that saves the club from relegation. But there is no relegation from this Division. Never mind, the League
  12. Thursday 2nd October 2014 The month begins with International Squad announcements. For Italy Under-21's, that squad is for their crucial two-legged Playoff with Holland for a place in the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Finals next summer in the Czech Republic. There is a place in the squad for Davide, once more part of a trio of UK based players that are included in Luigi Di Biagio's selection. He has already played more International football than First Team football so far this season. There is no involvement for Danilo this time around, his injury keeps him out of contention
  13. Sunday 19th October 2008 Our Reserve side hosted Ross County at the Strathclyde Homes Stadium this afternoon, and stayed top of Group 3 after a 1-1 draw, coming from behind after the Highland visitors went in front in the 10th minute, and Michael Moore levelled in first half injury time. They had some work to do in the second half when skipper Andy Geggan was shown a red card midway through for a second bookable offence. Monday 20th October Four of our players are included in the Third Division Team of the Week, with Darren Barnard, Ben Gordon, Derek Carcary and Mark Archdeacon as we prov
  14. Monday 25th October 2015 With the First Qualifying Round completed, the draw is made quickly for the Second Qualifying Round. Once again this will be a two-legged affair, with the winners moving on into the Group Stage that makes up the Third Round. Bizarrely, not all of the nations that won in Round One are playing in Round Two. The nations of Indonesia, Oman, Iran, China, Uzbekistan, Qatar, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Singapore and United Arab Emirates are all moved directly into the Group Stage. Don't ask me how that works, because I have no idea to be honest. That leaves eight nations in
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