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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. Narrator C, Welcome to our little corner of the Boards! This already looks like a very interesting start, and I'm looking forward to seeing what yourself and your Director of Football can do here. If she's found in the Boardroom telling the Chairperson (Wife) that you're not up to the job, then you know the pressure is on!
  2. 2008/09 Scottish League Third Division Standings, Up To & Including Wednesday 31st December 2008 | Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts | | 1st | | East Stirlingshire | | 19 | 11 | 7 | 1 | 41 | 23 | +18 | 40 | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 2nd | | Montrose | | 19 | 11 | 4 | 4 | 26 | 13 | +13 | 37 | | 3rd | | Dumbarton | | 19
  3. Wednesday 17th December 2008 We are one of multiple club that have a £1,000 offer to Hamilton Academical accepted by the club for their 26 year old out of favour striker Kenny Deuchar. He's a 6'3 Stirling born lad who has scored goals everywhere he has played, but he can't get a game for the side rooted to the bottom of the Premier League right now. But it's too much of a drop in levels, and his agent advises us that he doesn't wish to discuss terms, and he will look at other options. They include Morton if he wishes to stay in Scotland, or St Patrick's Athletic and Cork City in the Republic o
  4. Friday 1st January 2016 A New Year, and hopefully 2016 is the year that Coleraine make their return to the Premier Division. Four League games this month will potentially go some way towards securing that aim. There are also two Cup games in the schedule, as we look to bring some silverware into the club to boost our profile, and hopefully the financial situation as well. The Transfer Window is now open for a month, but don't expect too much to be happening at The Showgrounds with the way our finances look. We lost another £12,000 last month, and the debt continues to mount up, almost £320,000
  5. No 'marching on together' then mate? I'm sure you know the words.......haha ;-)
  6. I've bought a bucket to sit on. I only took the job to annoy @mark wilson27
  7. Job #2 - (23/11/2008 - ?) Nation - England Level - Coca-Cola League 1 (Third Tier) Club - Leeds United Starting Point - 16th Job Overview :- And I thought the job in Deventer was a project. I'm the latest Manager employed by controversial Chairman of the club Ken Bates to try and turn around the fortunes of Leeds United, who not so very long ago were playing in the Semi-Finals of the UEFA Champions League, before going into freefall. Bates bought the club in 2005, and now he intends to start getting the club moving in the right direction, starting with promotion at the very least this sea
  8. Sunday 16th November 2008 Despite being with Go Ahead Eagles for only a short period of time, I continue to be linked with much bigger jobs on a consistent basis. After the sacking of Jacky Mathijssen by Club Brugge, I am immediately named as the favourite for the job at the thirteen times Belgian Champions, and the club that were European Cup Runner's-Up thirty years ago. As the halfway point of the Pro League approaches, they are currently languishing down in tenth place with just 16 points on the board, exactly half the total of leaders Anderlecht. I keep quiet and say nothing about potenti
  9. Monday 1st November 2010 November is a month of four weekends. The first two of them are free in our diary, before we then play on back to back weekends to round off the month. With all due respect too, both games are very winnable looking matches against teams in the lower reaches, firstly an away match with Okehampton Argyle, before a home tie with current bottom of the table outfit Camelford. Thursday 4th November An attempt to bring in former Newcastle United youngster Mark Doninger is doomed to failure, with the 21 year old midfielder not willing to discuss playing on an amateur deal
  10. Thursday 1st January 2015 Real Madrid's 25 year old forward Gareth Bale has won the Welsh Footballer of the Year Award. The Runner-Up was Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal, with Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur in third place. Davies was the winner of the Young Player of the Year Award, with Jon Williams of Crystal Palace in second place and Scott Tancock of TNS in third place. Saturday 3rd January It's FA Cup Third Round day, and for Danilo, a Chelsea First Team debut for the 18 year old winger. He played 72 minutes of the win over Rochdale at Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea got an early shock when
  11. Monday 1st December 2008 The Board remain satisfied with how things are going at the club, and they're likely to get more satisfied the longer we keep ourselves in the Promotion and Playoff hunt. They remain very pleased with the signing and form of Darren Barnard, and are less happy with the form of Stephen Murray. That sounds fair enough on the surface, but a look at the stats show Murray actually has notched nine assists in eighteen games in all competitions. Granted, he does drift in and out of games though. The club made a profit of almost £14,000 last month, due entirely to our prize mon
  12. 2015/16 Northern Irish First Division Standings, Up To & Including Thursday 31st December 2015 | Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts | | 1st | | Coleraine | | 12 | 9 | 2 | 1 | 19 | 8 | +11 | 29 | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 2nd | | Limavady Utd | | 12 | 5 | 5 | 2 | 25 | 18 | +7 | 20 | --------------------------------------------------------
  13. Tuesday 1st December 2015 The calendar year of 2015 is drawing to a close, but while the football season of 2015/16 is heating up, that isn't reflected in the diary for this month, which has just two First Team games scheduled. We will be at home in both of them, starting with a visit from 12th placed Banbridge Town in the First Division on the Saturday before Christmas, followed by a visit from Second Division club Newington YC in the Third Round of the Intermediate Cup the following Saturday, which is Boxing Day. Left winger Ryan Twist is starting to show signs of losing his patience at
  14. Saturday 1st November 2008 Another month where we play on Friday's only, four games of which two are at home. As we head into the month, our next four opponents are all currently placed from 7th up to 4th in the main League, and we face them in escalating order as they currently sit in the table. No easy games for us then. Sunday 2nd November Moroccan right winger Achmed Ahahaoui has today requested a transfer, a request that I've accepted. The Amsterdam born dual citizen has been having personal problems since before my arrival at the club, and those issues have been compounded by his in
  15. Very mate. A Playoff place is worth having from one of the stages, as you wouldn't want to go into the last day needing a result in this League when things are this tight.
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