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Update 60

Years: 5, Months: 60, Days: 1819

Now follows the anti-climactic month after a season finishes, although admittedly this June has been more exciting than most. We’ll start by concluding last season’s action, given that it finished on the first couple of days of June.

The Italian Serie A played their final game, with Mikey Twigge’s Palermo attaining the biggest win of our current managers, beating Parma 4-0. Bryan McGuinness’s Roma did win 5-0, however. Udinese and Napoli won, Fiorentina beat Genoa, Lecce drew with Lazio and Reggina lost. Inter, Napoli and Lazio will enter the Champions League, Palermo and Udinese will enter the Europa League. Catania, Empoli and Frosinone join from Serie B, but they are expected to finish 16th-18th (in that order). Livorno and Torino are tipped to join Frosinone in relegation. Ben Cee’s Inter are the bookies’ favourites for the title, once again, with Napoli 2nd and A.C. Milan 3rd. Jonte Rhodes will be pleased to know that expectations have not increased too much, with his Lazio team being the odds-on team to finish 5th. The three money transfers so far have all involved our teams. James Salter’s Reggina bought Giuliano from Ben Taylor’sFiorentina for £6.25M and sold Alessandro Burchi to Udinese for £675k. Cee’s Inter sold Mario Balotelli to AZ Alkmaar for £2.4M.

In England, Liverpool won that FA Cup final over Manchester United, with Cool Manager’s team beating José Mourinho’s 2-0 thanks to two goals from Ukrainian Artem Milevskyi. In the past four years, all finalists have been the classical Big Four teams, with three being United, three being Arsenal and two being Liverpool. In the Premier League, Arsenal aren’t expected to retain their title, with Liam Ferguson’s Manchester City believed to be capable of winning the league. The Gunners are tipped second, United third and Lawrence Lazewski’s Chelsea 4th, the latter much to the annoyance of Leo Dodge who has proved his Spurs team is able to break into the Top Four by doing it the last two years. They are tipped fifth. dafuge’s Bolton are predicted to survive, with Sheffield Wednesday, West Brom and Leeds the favourites for the drop. The Fair Play League allocated England an extra Europa League place, meaning Arsenal, Man United, Man City and Tottenham represent it in the Champions League, and Chelsea, Liverpool, Portsmouth, West Ham and Fulham represent it in the Europa League. The only transfer saw Ajax buying Arsenal’s Alexandre Song for £3.5M.

News on Roy Hodgson’s Fulham’s Europa League start can be found here.

Jeremy English’s England played two games this month, beating Andorra 4-0 and drawing 1-1 with Scotland, both at Wembley. If you think that’s bad, you’re right – English is a truly atrocious manager (sorry, but it’s true). Scotland top the group by one point, leading the way in qualification for Brazil 2014. So far, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Iran, Japan and South Korea have confirmed their places in the finals. Due to the first team’s poor performance, England fans consoled themselves with that of the under 21s team. They travelled to Sweden for the U21 World Championship and won a tough group featuring Spain, France and Greece, by beating both France and Greece and drawing with Spain. A two-minute double salvo eliminated Germany from the competition in the semi-final, those being the only two goals of the match. After a fierce 1-1 draw with Italy, which saw the England team concede their first goal, all that penalty practice paid off with a 4-2 win from spot kicks. Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck was the team’s top goalscorer with six, including the hattrick that beat France. Perhaps Stuart Pearce should be targeting the top job in the England hierarchy. Elsewhere in International football, Saul Goode has replaced John Toshack as the manager of Wales. He took Osasuna to relegation in 2009 but the Welsh FA obviously deemed him worthy of appointment. He started his tenure with a 2-1 win in Ukraine. Wales and England contest the same World Cup qualification group, and will meet later in the year.

The managers have hit the five year mark, an important milestone. The next big one is 10 years, but I’m not sure if we’ll have any managers by then. Still, that’s double the number of updates that have so far been written, so perhaps that is looking at a picture that is too big. Perhaps some managers might not make it to the end of this season.

My Gift to You – A Look at how the 2008-09 Real Life Premier League Managers are now doing

Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United) has retired.

Rafael Benítez (Liverpool) was reinstated as Liverpool manager (2009-2011) and has been managing Valencia again since December 2011.

Luiz Felipe Scolari (Chelsea) has been managing Brazil since July 2011.

Arsène Wenger (Arsenal) managed Stuttgart (2008-2011) and has been managing Real Sociedad since December 2011.

David Moyes (Everton) has retired.

Martin O’Neill (Aston Villa) has retired.

Roy Hodgson (Fulham) has come back to Fulham, a team he has been managing since March 2013.

Juande Ramos (Tottenham) managed Portsmouth (2009-2010) and Villarreal (2011-2012).

Alan Curbishley (West Ham) has managed Blackburn since July 2011.

Mark Hughes (Manchester City) has retired.

Steve Bruce (Wigan) managed Southampton (March – October 2009) and has been managing Wolverhampton since October 2010.

Tony Pulis (Stoke) has retired.

Gary Megson (Bolton) has retired.

Harry Redknapp (Portsmouth) has retired.

Paul Ince (Blackburn) has retired.

Roy Keane (Sunderland) has retired.

Phil Brown (Hull) has managed Burnley (2010-2011) and has been managing Barnsley since April 2012.

Kevin Keegan (Newcastle) has been managing Salzburg since July 2012.

Gareth Southgate (Middlesbrough) has retired.

Tony Mowbray (West Brom) managed Charlton (2008-2009), Reading (2009-2011) and has been managing Ipswich since January 2011.

Manager of the Update

It is always tenuous giving this month’s award, but;

Ben Taylor, Fiorentina

can call it his as he made a £6.25M sale. He wasn’t the only manager to make a sale, and James Salter both bought and sold, but he made the biggest one. Cool Manager did well too, despite not being at his original club, winning the FA Cup with Liverpool. Mikey Twigge got a nice and comfortable win in the last game of the Italian season. But Taylor is my pick for this month’s title.

Job Securities

[font=Courier New]  [b]Rank Username             Manager             Club        Security      Days[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New] 1st Romanista1994        Lucas Volman        Real Madrid Very Secure   1819
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - BenArsenal           Ben Cee             Inter       Very Secure   1819
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Lower Leagues Rule   Jonte Rhodes        Lazio       Very Secure   1819
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - weeeman27bob         Lord Weeman         Napoli      Very Secure   1819
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - mikeytwigge          Mikey Twigge        Palermo     Very Secure   1819
 [/font][font=Courier New] 6th tomsmith1989         Tom Smith           Arsenal     Secure        1819
 [/font][font=Courier New] 7th super_lampard        Super Lampard       Lecce       Stable        1819
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - SCIAG                Leo Dodge           Tottenham   Stable        1819
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Haowan               Haowan Madridstas   Barcelona   Stable        1819
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - PluckaDuck           Tyler Burrows       Udinese     Stable        1819
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Cardiovascular       Cardio Vascular     Genoa       Stable        1819
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - TaylorB              Ben Taylor          Fiorentina  Stable        1819
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - fergysafc            Liam Ferguson       Man City    Stable        1819
 [/font][font=Courier New]14th JSalter              James Salter        Reggina     Insecure      1819
 [/font][font=Courier New]15th [/font][font=Courier New]hasdgfas             Tim Aubel           Fulham                    1705
 [/font][font=Courier New]16th ~Ian~                Bryan McGuinness    Everton                   1701
 [/font][font=Courier New]17th rancer890            Ricky Nakano        Middlesbro                1614
 [/font][font=Courier New]18th ssestig              Theo Stigarakis     Catania                   1405
 [/font][font=Courier New]19th bermybhoy            bermybhoy           Atalanta                  1320
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - IlikeJellybeans      Jellybean Man       Numancia                  1320
 [/font][font=Courier New]21st m1234566778          Maz Armley          Racing                    1288
 [/font][font=Courier New]22nd el sid               Cool Manager        At. Madrid                1263
 [/font][font=Courier New]23rd spartans5            Lawrence Lazewski   Valencia                  1259
 [/font][font=Courier New]24th Greasy Chip Butty    Andy Morton         Sporting                  1244
 [/font][font=Courier New]25th Martin_              Martin Bojangles    Hull                      1241
 [/font][font=Courier New]26th clrkaitken           Clark Aitken        Roma                      1237
 [/font][font=Courier New]27th Waghlon              Lars Tommersen      Villarreal                1230
 [/font][font=Courier New]28th Walcott’s Wonderkids Brucie Bonus        West Brom                 1210
 [/font][font=Courier New]29th Almondo              Arnold J. Rimmer    Bolton                    1208
 [/font][font=Courier New]30th Neji                 Neji Hyuuga         Deportivo                  999
 [/font][font=Courier New]31st Jack Rudd            Lisa Jeffries       Juventus                   925
 [/font][font=Courier New]32nd pnefc22              Wobill Luman        Betis                      889
 [/font][font=Courier New]33rd AtilasMiserly        Will de Mote        A.C. Milan                 882
 [/font][font=Courier New]34th JoeLatics            Joe Gleeson         Espanyol                   873
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Blanco               Cristobal Blanco    Recreativo                 873
 [/font][font=Courier New]36th ian_1982             Maurice Jobson      Man United                 852
 [/font][font=Courier New]37th Ridleys              James Ridley        Siena                      843
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Chimpos              Phill Ewles         Valladolid
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - tadr                 Andre da Conceiçao  Chelsea
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - markcator3006        Mark Cator          Aston Villa[/font]

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JSalter may not even make the new season if he stays insecure...Delighted to see Lazio keeping Jonte Rhodes at Very Secure after he leads them to the Champions League once more. A great season there and to only expect 5th in the new season is excellent.

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Seems like managers are retiring to early, even old Arsene is still going!

Well done canvey!! for keeping this up with consistently excellent reports. :thup:

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So we did - appropriately the five-year mark was hit with the 1000th post. Thats a year every 200 posts :).

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We should have a birthday party. :D

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FA Cup winners :cool:

That's a cup double for Liverpool there!

kutgw canvey

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English Premier League

Italian Serie A

Spanish La Liga

Manager of the Update – Previous Winners

[font=Courier New]  [b]Update Winner, Club                [/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 08 James Salter, Reggina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 08 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 08 Clark Aitken, Roma
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 08 Clark Aitken, Roma 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 08 Leo Dodge, Tottenham 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 08 Maurice Jobson, Man United
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 09 Bryan McGuinness, Everton
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 09 Robert Boyle, Blackburn
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 09 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 09 Neji Hyuuga, Deportivo
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 09 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 09 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 09 Wobill Luman, Betis
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 09 Liam Ferguson, Man City
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 09 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 09 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 10 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 10 bermybhoy, Atalanta
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 10 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 10 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 10 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 10 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 10 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 10 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 11 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 11 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 11 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 11 Mark Cator, Aston Villa
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 11 Bryan McGuiness, Everton
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 11 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 12 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 12 Ben Cee, Inter
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 12 Cardio Vascular, Genoa
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 12 Ricky Nakano, Middlesbrough
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 12 Liam Ferguson, Man City
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 12 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 12 Tim Aubel, Fulham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 12 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 12 Ben Cee, Inter
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 12 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina[/font]

Top Five – Players Bought (No)

[font=Courier New]  [b]Pos +- Username       Manager         Club        No[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]1st [color=green]+4[/color] weeeman27bob   Lord Weeman     Napoli      28
 [/font][font=Courier New]  - [color=green]+1[/color] PluckaDuck     Tyler Burrows   Udinese     28
 [/font][font=Courier New]3rd [color=green]+1[/color] TaylorB        Ben Taylor      Fiorentina  26
 [/font][font=Courier New]  - [color=green]+5[/color] Cardiovascular Cardio Vascular Genoa       26
 [/font][font=Courier New]  - [color=green]+2[/color] super_lampard  Super Lampard   Lecce       26[/font]

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Update 61

Years: 5, Months: 61, Days: 1850

This summer is nowhere near as hot as the previous one, but the weather was fine and the sun shone most days. July 2013 saw transfers as well as friendly matches, and of course some European action.

We’ll start with transfers. The transfer of Etienne Capoue was the largest one involving one of our active managers: the Frenchman moved from Cool Manager’s Liverpool to Lord Weeman’s Napoli for £16.25M. Ben Taylor made a £6.25M profit in replacing Montenegrin attacking midfielder Simon Vukcevic, who was sold to A.C. Milan for £15M, with Spanish attacking midfielder Alejandro Alfaro, who was bought from Espanyol for £8.75M. Lucas Volman’s Real Madrid made two major signings, signing Carlos Kameni from Espanyol for £11.75M and Carlos Villanueva from Tim Aubel’sPortsmouth for £7.75M. Barcelona sold Victor Irineu to Atlético Madrid for £10.5M and Arsenal sold Yaya Touré to Bayern Munich for £9.25M (the price paid for him a year ago). Leo Dodge’s Tottenham brought in Michael Kightly from Arnold J. Rimmer’s Middlesbrough for £7.5M and Mikey Twigge’s Palermo sold Giulio Migliaccio to Lyon for £6.5M.

All our English teams played friendly matches. Tom Smith’s Arsenal won all theirs without the ball going past them into goal at all. All the matches were away, with AA Gent and Valenciennes FC beaten 4-0 and Boreham Wood and Barnet beaten 5-0. Trips to Zaragoza and Gimnàstic follow before the Community Shield against Liverpool. Both Man City and Tottenham also played four away friendly matches and won all four, but neither of them were unable to avoid concession of goals.

In Spain, Lucas Volman’s Real Madrid are not expected to retain their La Liga title, with the pundits tipping them to come second. Good news for Haowan Madridstas’s Barcelona, then, surely? Not so. Barcelona are tipped to finish third with Copa del Rey runners-up Valencia being the bookies’ favourites for the title. Barcelona or Real Madrid have won the last nine titles on the bounce, but Valencia were the last winners before that, and pundits believe they can do it again due to their takeover this month by a Swedish tycoon, Mats Ståhl. I bet Lawrence Lazewski is beginning to regret leaving the club to join Chelsea, who will not be competing in this year’s Champions League. Both Barcelona and Real Madrid played one away friendly game, with Madridstas drawing 3-3 with Melilla and Volman beating Gladbach 2-0. Madrid face Liverpool in next month’s European Super Cup.

It’s time to conclude the report with a look at Italy, where a few of the clubs have played friendly games. Cardio Vascular’s Genoawon both away to Taranto, 4-2, and away to FC Den Bosch, 1-0. Inter beat Aachen 2-0 away and face A.C. Milan in next month’s Super Cup. Lord Weeman’s Napoli beat Portuguese team Leixões 2-0 away, while Mikey Twigge’s Palermo beat Vicenza 3-1 away. Reggina won one and lost one of their friendlies, while Tyler Burrows’s Udinese, as well as holding Man United 0-0 at home in their friendly encounter, thrashed Litex of Bulgaria 7-0 in Lovech in the Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round First Leg.

Football starts for real next month and, if the press are to be believed, it could be the beginning of the end for our two Spain-based managers, whose chairmen might not look to kindly upon Valencia sneaking through and grabbing the title.

Manager of the Update

As always, July isn’t offering a lot of choice.

Tyler Burrows, Udinese

wins the award, for being the only manager to play a competitive match, and winning it 7-0 away. Ben Taylor made a shrewd move in the transfer market and Tom Smith had little worries in brushing away four friendly opponents while retaining four clean sheets. But in the end I gave this award to Burrows, whose Udinese team will be looking to avenge a frankly disappointing season last season, with that avengance starting right here and now in the Europa League.

Job Securities

[font=Courier New]  [b]Rank Username             Manager             Club        Security      Days[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New] 1st Romanista1994        Lucas Volman        Real Madrid Very Secure   1850
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Haowan               Haowan Madridstas   Barcelona   Very Secure   1850
 [/font][font=Courier New] 3rd tomsmith1989         Tom Smith           Arsenal     Secure        1850
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - fergysafc            Liam Ferguson       Man City    Secure        1850
 [/font][font=Courier New] 5th BenArsenal           Ben Cee             Inter       Stable        1850
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Lower Leagues Rule   Jonte Rhodes        Lazio       Stable        1850
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - weeeman27bob         Lord Weeman         Napoli      Stable        1850
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - mikeytwigge          Mikey Twigge        Palermo     Stable        1850
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - super_lampard        Super Lampard       Lecce       Stable        1850
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - SCIAG                Leo Dodge           Tottenham   Stable        1850
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - PluckaDuck           Tyler Burrows       Udinese     Stable        1850
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Cardiovascular       Cardio Vascular     Genoa       Stable        1850
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - TaylorB              Ben Taylor          Fiorentina  Stable        1850
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - JSalter              James Salter        Reggina     Stable        1850[/font]

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Great to continue to be stable, and no mention is a good sign, wondering when I enter the Champions league though...and looking forward to it.

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Back to stable. Another average season will do nicely, keep the expectations down.

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Manager of the month :) :) :) Even if it is by default :D

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Manager of the Update – Previous Winners

[font=Courier New]  [b]Update Winner, Club                [/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 08 James Salter, Reggina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 08 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 08 Clark Aitken, Roma
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 08 Clark Aitken, Roma 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 08 Leo Dodge, Tottenham 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 08 Maurice Jobson, Man United
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 09 Bryan McGuinness, Everton
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 09 Robert Boyle, Blackburn
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 09 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 09 Neji Hyuuga, Deportivo
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 09 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 09 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 09 Wobill Luman, Betis
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 09 Liam Ferguson, Man City
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 09 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 09 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 10 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 10 bermybhoy, Atalanta
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 10 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 10 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 10 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 10 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 10 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 10 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 11 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 11 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 11 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 11 Mark Cator, Aston Villa
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 11 Bryan McGuiness, Everton
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 11 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 12 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 12 Ben Cee, Inter
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 12 Cardio Vascular, Genoa
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 12 Ricky Nakano, Middlesbrough
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 12 Liam Ferguson, Man City
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 12 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 12 Tim Aubel, Fulham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 12 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 12 Ben Cee, Inter
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 12 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 12 Tyler Burrows, Udinese[/font]

Top Five – Players Bought (Value)

[font=Courier New]  [b]Pos +- Username      Manager           Club        Value[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]1st  [color=blue]0[/color] fergysafc     Liam Ferguson     Man City    £300M
 [/font][font=Courier New]2nd [color=green]+1[/color] Haowan        Haowan Madridstas Barcelona   £267M
 [/font][font=Courier New]3rd [color=red]-1[/color] BenArsenal    Ben Cee           Inter       £255M
 [/font][font=Courier New]4th  [color=blue]0[/color] Romanista1994 Lucas Volman      Real Madrid £217M
 [/font][font=Courier New]5th [color=green]+1[/color] tomsmith1989  Tom Smith         Arsenal     £168M[/font]

Lifespan – 2 to 5 Years

[font=Courier New]  [b] Pos Username             Manager             Club       Days[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]15th [/font][font=Courier New]hasdgfas             Tim Aubel           Fulham     1705
 [/font][font=Courier New]16th ~Ian~                Bryan McGuinness    Everton    1701
 [/font][font=Courier New]17th rancer890            Ricky Nakano        Middlesbro 1614
 [/font][font=Courier New]18th ssestig              Theo Stigarakis     Catania    1405
 [/font][font=Courier New]19th bermybhoy            bermybhoy           Atalanta   1320
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - IlikeJellybeans      Jellybean Man       Numancia   1320
 [/font][font=Courier New]21st m1234566778          Maz Armley          Racing     1288
 [/font][font=Courier New]22nd el sid               Cool Manager        At. Madrid 1263
 [/font][font=Courier New]23rd spartans5            Lawrence Lazewski   Valencia   1259
 [/font][font=Courier New]24th Greasy Chip Butty    Andy Morton         Sporting   1244
 [/font][font=Courier New]25th Martin_              Martin Bojangles    Hull       1241
 [/font][font=Courier New]26th clrkaitken           Clark Aitken        Roma       1237
 [/font][font=Courier New]27th Waghlon              Lars Tommersen      Villarreal 1230
 [/font][font=Courier New]28th Walcott’s Wonderkids Brucie Bonus        West Brom   210
 [/font][font=Courier New]29th Almondo              Arnold J. Rimmer    Bolton      208
 [/font][font=Courier New]30th Neji                 Neji Hyuuga         Deportivo   999
 [/font][font=Courier New]31st Jack Rudd            Lisa Jeffries       Juventus    925
 [/font][font=Courier New]32nd pnefc22              Wobill Luman        Betis       889
 [/font][font=Courier New]33rd AtilasMiserly        Will de Mote        A.C. Milan  882
 [/font][font=Courier New]34th JoeLatics            Joe Gleeson         Espanyol    873
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Blanco               Cristobal Blanco    Recreativo  873
 [/font][font=Courier New]36th ian_1982             Maurice Jobson      Man United  852
 [/font][font=Courier New]37th Ridleys              James Ridley        Siena       843[/font]

Lifespan – 1 to 2 Years

[font=Courier New]  [b] Pos Username             Manager             Club      Days[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]38th conners              Sirus Lannock       Málaga     628
 [/font][font=Courier New]39th MikaelS              Mikael Schøler      Bologna    613
 [/font][font=Courier New]40th Swafe                Saul Goode          Osasuna    551
 [/font][font=Courier New]41st hamilton162          Tom Hamilton        Mallorca   509
 [/font][font=Courier New]42nd kashmirshazad        Shazad Ali          Newcastle  508
 [/font][font=Courier New]43rd DiscoStu94           Da Hoover Man       Sampdoria  501
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - ScottT!              Scott Tysoe         Sunderland 501
 [/font][font=Courier New]45th canvey!!             Fréderico Canvey    Stoke      476[/font]

Lifespan – Less than 1 Year

[font=Courier New]  [b] Pos Username             Manager             Club      Days[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]46th corinthiano          Mathias Brunckhorst Chievo     327
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Neilio               Neilio              Almería    327
 [/font][font=Courier New]48th Robert_296           Robert Boyle        Blackburn  326
 [/font][font=Courier New]49th brettney1980         Brettney Joven      Wigan      320
 [/font][font=Courier New]50th TigerJoe             Joe Seddon          Getafe     271
 [/font][font=Courier New]51st jack.browne          Jack Browne         Sevilla    250
 [/font][font=Courier New]52nd NepentheZ            Neppo Monster       Cagliari   236
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - dafuge               dafuge              Torino     236
 [/font][font=Courier New]54th KiddingChoc          Zach Machios        Portsmouth 235
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Whoopy D             Whoopy D            West Ham   235
 [/font][font=Courier New]56th d-machine            David Machine       Athletic   229
 [/font][font=Courier New]57th PaulHartman71        Jeremy English      Liverpool  204
 [/font][font=Courier New]58th Chimpos              Phill Ewles         Valladolid
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - tadr                 Andre da Conceiçao  Chelsea
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - markcator3006        Mark Cator          Aston Villa[/font]

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This is tomorrow's update as I won't be able to give it to you then. No April Fools' Jokes, unfortunately.

Update 62

Years: 5, Months: 62, Days: 1881

The football season has hit, much to the delight of the fans. Without a windy introduction, let’s delve straight in.

England is the only nation where every club has played a game. Man United lead the way, but are tied on nine points with Liam Ferguson’s Man City. City beat Sunderland, West Ham and Middlesbrough in their three games. Tom Smith’s Arsenal are fourth, but have played one game fewer than the Manchester teams. Yet the Gunners beat both Aston Villa and Blackburn, as well as lifting the Community Shield following a 2-1 victory over Cool Manager’s Liverpool at Wembley. Leo Dodge’s Tottenham are 8th, and they could have had a much brighter start than they did, gaining one of each result from their three games. To their credit, however, they made the Champions League group stages by beating CSKA Moscow 3-0 on aggregate. Lucas Volman’s Real Madrid are likely to win Spurs’ group, so Marseille and AEK Athens are offered as more tangible opponents.

Other Champions League groups see Jonte Rhodes’s Lazio up against Valencia, PSV Eindhoven and Red Star Belgrade, Arsenal having little contention in the form of Sporting CP, Werder Bremen and FC København, and Man City shaping up against Atlético Madrid, Anderlecht and Schalke. Ben Cee’s Inter face Maccabi Haifa, Zenit Saint Petersburg and Porto, but Group H is the killer: Barcelona, Celtic, Man United and Lord Weeman’s Napoli will fiercely contest the two qualification spots. In the other European competition, Tyler Burrows’s Udinese finished off Litex 6-0 to win 13-0 on aggregate, then knocking out AA Gent 5-0 on aggregate in order to reach the group stages. Mikey Twigge’s Palermo won both legs 1-0 to knock out their Norwegian opponents Vålerenga. Both clubs await the group stage draw, as do Cool Manager’s Liverpool, Tim Aubel’s Portsmouth and Lawrence Lazewski’s Chelsea. The European Super Cup was won by Liverpool who beat Real Madrid 2-1 in Monaco.

In Italy, four teams have played a game, and they all drew 1-1. One of them was one of ours: James Salter’s Reggina travelled to Catania. They also travelled to Ancona in the Italian Cup 3rd Qualifying Round, where they won 1-0. Super Lampard’s Lecce also played in that round, beating Verona 4-0, as did Cardio Vascular’s Genoa, who beat Pescara 4-1. A.C. Milan won the Super Cup by beating Inter 2-1. Spain’s Super Cup was won by Haowan Madridstas’s Barcelona, who beat Real Madrid 3-1 over two legs, including a 2-1 away victory. They and their opponents are the only teams to have played a La Liga game, with Barça beating Mallorca 3-0 away.

We’ll conclude the report with transfers, of which there were many this month. Liam Ferguson at Man City spent an eye-watering £66M, on his five biggest transfers alone. Not that Tim Aubel at Portsmouth minded: City bought Lucas for £16.5M, Steven Davis for £13.75M and Younes Kaboul for £11M, all from Fratton Park. Yannis Tafer (£13.75M, Lyon) and Fábio (£11.5M, Everton) also now find themselves at the City of Manchester Stadium. Bryan McGuinness at Roma also spent astronomically: £60.25M expended for five players, including Udinese’s Fernando Tissone for £21.5M. Roma also bought out a co-ownership deal for Dalton, much to the delight of Lord Weeman and James Salter, whose clus each receive £7.25M. Ben Cee’s Inter sold Mohamed Diamé to Valencia for £22.5M, Mikey Twigge’s Palermo sold Denílson to Liverpool for £12.75M and Lord Weeman bought Ivan Fatic from Leverkusen for £12.25M. Leo Dodge’s Tottenham brought in David Wheater from Aston Villa for £12.75M and Lucas Volman’s Real Madrid brought in Sevilla’s Daniel Schwaab for £11.25M.

So, plenty of action for an August then. The season gets into a new gear next month, so be sure not to miss it! As well as oodles of fixtures from many competitions for our clubs, you can’t beat a good international break, where Jeremy English’s England take on Estonia and Ukraine and Saul Goode’s Wales take on Andorra and Estonia. As for my Holiday Manager William G. Stewart, he’s about to start saying, in the words of Greenday, ‘Wake me up when September ends’.

Manager of the Update

This month, I’m going to give the award to;

Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona

who secured the Spanish Super Cup and made a brilliant start to the league. The prize could have easily gone to Liam Ferguson, whose league season is already looking to be a positive one, as well as Tom Smith who won the Community Shield. Mikey Twigge navigated through a round of Europa League qualifying and made a £12.75M windfall with the Denílson sale. Super Lampard’s Lecce weren’t called upon much, but when they were they responded with a 4-0 win. However, there can only be one winner, and Madridstas’s two-tailed success makes him that winner.

Job Securities

[font=Courier New]  [b]Rank Username             Manager             Club        Security      Days[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New] 1st Haowan               Haowan Madridstas   Barcelona   Very Secure   1881
 [/font][font=Courier New] 2nd Romanista1994        Lucas Volman        Real Madrid Secure        1881
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - tomsmith1989         Tom Smith           Arsenal     Secure        1881
 [/font][font=Courier New] 4th fergysafc            Liam Ferguson       Man City    Stable        1881
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - BenArsenal           Ben Cee             Inter       Stable        1881
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Lower Leagues Rule   Jonte Rhodes        Lazio       Stable        1881
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - weeeman27bob         Lord Weeman         Napoli      Stable        1881
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - mikeytwigge          Mikey Twigge        Palermo     Stable        1881
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - super_lampard        Super Lampard       Lecce       Stable        1881
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - SCIAG                Leo Dodge           Tottenham   Stable        1881
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - PluckaDuck           Tyler Burrows       Udinese     Stable        1881
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Cardiovascular       Cardio Vascular     Genoa       Stable        1881
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - TaylorB              Ben Taylor          Fiorentina  Stable        1881
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - JSalter              James Salter        Reggina     Stable        1881[/font]

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im shocked to still be in this :p so close to manager of month again :(

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Its weird cause there is a clear big 5 in this sign-up left who always jump up to Secure or Very Secure and the rest of us mid-tablers who just keep on trucking. I am very happy with that Champion league group I think I can win it.

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Easy group in the CL there. :D

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Still in there.

We need to improve our league form, though, or it will be down to 12, and you know what they say about when the thirteenth person stands up...

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Community shield victory! :D

I keep just missing out on the Manager of the Month award... I suppose the positive is that I'm being considered for it quite regularly though.

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Manager of the Update – Previous Winners

[font=Courier New]  [b]Update Winner, Club                [/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 08 James Salter, Reggina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 08 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 08 Clark Aitken, Roma
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 08 Clark Aitken, Roma 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 08 Leo Dodge, Tottenham 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 08 Maurice Jobson, Man United
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 09 Bryan McGuinness, Everton
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 09 Robert Boyle, Blackburn
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 09 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 09 Neji Hyuuga, Deportivo
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 09 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 09 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 09 Wobill Luman, Betis
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 09 Liam Ferguson, Man City
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 09 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 09 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 10 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 10 bermybhoy, Atalanta
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 10 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 10 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 10 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 10 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 10 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 10 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 11 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 11 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 11 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 11 Mark Cator, Aston Villa
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 11 Bryan McGuiness, Everton
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 11 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 12 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 12 Ben Cee, Inter
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 12 Cardio Vascular, Genoa
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 12 Ricky Nakano, Middlesbrough
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 12 Liam Ferguson, Man City
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 12 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 12 Tim Aubel, Fulham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 12 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 12 Ben Cee, Inter
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 12 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 12 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona[/font]

Top Five – Players Sold (Number)

[font=Courier New]  [b]Pos +- Username       Manager         Club        No[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]1st  [color=blue]0[/color] PluckaDuck     Tyler Burrows   Udinese     48
 [/font][font=Courier New]2nd [color=red]-1[/color] BenArsenal     Ben Cee         Inter       44
 [/font][font=Courier New]3rd  [color=blue]0[/color] Romanista1994  Lucas Volman    Real Madrid 39
 [/font][font=Courier New]4th  [color=blue]0[/color] Cardiovascular Cardio Vascular Genoa       37
 [/font][font=Courier New]5th [color=green]+1[/color] mikeytwigge    Mikey Twigge    Palermo     35[/font]

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Do you know if i've been linked with any job since being sacked by Catania Mr. Mod?

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Update 63

Years: 5, Months: 63, Days: 1911

With September now having passed, the managers are entrenched in their new season and eager to impress. One manager who certainly did impress this month was Jeremy English, who showed he is not just a doddering old fool but guiding England to a 4-0 win in Estonia and a 3-0 one at home to Ukraine. Saul Goode’s Wales also won their second game, at home, 3-0, against Estonia, but they drew 1-1 on their travels to Andorra. The teams are aiming to join Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Chile, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, South Korea, Spain and the United States in the 2014 World Cup to be hosted by Brazil. These two teams in particular will face each other next month.

But it’s domestic football that we should concentrate on, given that all of our managers that are still in the competition are managing domestically. We’ll start with Italy, where Mikey Twigge’s Palermo have presented fans with an interesting season outcome, with Città sitting 1st in Serie A. This month, Twigge guided his teams to four wins and one draw, including a 3-1 away victory over Ben Taylor’s Fiorentina, who are 5th and who won all but one of their other games this month, including thrashing Empoli 6-0. Ben Cee’s Inter are 2nd, sharing 16 points with Palermo, dropping their two points in their six games played with an away draw to Parma. You would be forgiven for thinking therefore that all of our Italian teams are faring well: Super Lampard’s Lecce are dead last, and Tyler Burrows’s Udinese are only five places higher in 15th. Udinese picked up five points from five games, but their impending match against 13th-placed Lazio gives them a game in hand on all teams but those opponents. Lecce drew at home to Livorno and Genoa but lost every single other game, including a 0-2 away cup defeat to Bryan McGuinness’s Roma. Cardio Vascular’s Genoa, who are 10th in the league, also played in the Fourth Qualifying Round, losing 1-2 at home to Torino. James Salter’s Reggina beat Brescia 2-1 at home, but face leaders Palermo away in the First Round.

Let’s move over to England now, despite Leo Dodge’s protests. The Tottenham manager does not want you to know that his side are languishing in 9th place, after having won one and drawn two of their three games this month. dafuge is also faring rather poorly. The Bolton manager has his team in 19th place with one win from six and therefore just the resultant three points, with Tim Aubel’s Portsmouth the unlucky losers. Just one point separates Bolton from the lowest safe team, Martin Bojangles’s Aston Villa, so there is no cause for concern just yet. Liam Ferguson’s Man City and Tom Smith’s Arsenal both lead the way on 15 points, with City’s loss being Tottenham’s win and Arsenal’s being a 0-3 defeat at Anfield. Their other matches, however, saw a 12-2 combined victory for the month. All our teams also played the Carling Cup 3rd Round, with Tottenham losing at Craven Cottage after extra time, Man City beating West Brom 2-0 at home, and Arsenal winning 3-0 at Sheffield United. Man City face Tottenham’s conquerors Fulham in the Fourth Round, while Arsenal travel to Goodison Park.

The Champions League group stages got started this month. Arsenal hosted Werder Bremen and beat the Germans 2-0, while Jonte Rhodes’s Lazio lost 0-1 at home to much-touted Valencia. Lucas Volman’s Real Madrid beat visitors Tottenham 1-0, with the other Spanish giant Barcelona going one better in their home match to Manchester United. Porto and Inter drew 3-3, Celtic and Napoli drew 1-1, and Man City beat visitors Schalke 3-1. In the Europa League, Palermo drew 2-2 in Dortmund, and Tyler Burrows’s Udinese beat Salzburg 2-0 away. Their group, featuring APOEL Nicosia and Brøndby as well as themselves and Salzburg, looks like a breeze. Germinal Beerschot and Lyon join Palermo and Dortmund in Group E.

In Spain, Valencia are living up to expectations and currently lead La Liga without having dropped a point. They and second-placed Atlético Madrid remain the only teams not to have lost. Haowan Madridstas’s Barcelona are in 3rd, losing triumphantly to that Valencia team, 2-4 at home. A result like that gives great gravitas to those predictions of Valencia breaking the mould. Barcelona won all their other games, however, so of course are very much in touch. Lucas Volman’s Real Madrid lie slightly further back in 5th, and with three consecutive games they had a good chance to get a groove on this month. That was what had started to happen, with a 4-0 win over Gimnàstic and a 5-0 win over Las Palmas, but Racing came to visit and earned a credible 2-2 draw. Earlier in the month, Volman’s team had lost 0-1 away to Sporting.

So, with possibilites of exciting title winners in both of our leagues, I’ll bet you’re all wanting to find out the conclusion of this season as soon as possible. In just under three short months the managers will be celebrating their 2000th day in management, and one would hope that it would be all fourteen of them doing so: Neji Hyuuga was sacked one day short of the 1000 days mark and who’s to say such a thing won’t happen again?

Manager of the Update

There were plenty of good performances this month, but I think;

Mikey Twigge, Palermo

is the rightful winner of this award, as he did not lose a game this month. Neither did his Serie A buddy Ben Cee, but given Inter’s expectations in comparison to Palermo’s own, there is definitely more merit in Palermo having achieved that. Liam Ferguson and Tom Smith both top the Premier League, and are looking good to host a title race between the two.

Job Securities

[font=Courier New]  [b]Rank Username             Manager             Club        Security      Days[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New] 1st Haowan               Haowan Madridstas   Barcelona   Very Secure   1911
 [/font][font=Courier New] 2nd Romanista1994        Lucas Volman        Real Madrid Secure        1911
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - tomsmith1989         Tom Smith           Arsenal     Secure        1911
 [/font][font=Courier New] 4th fergysafc            Liam Ferguson       Man City    Stable        1911
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - BenArsenal           Ben Cee             Inter       Stable        1911
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Lower Leagues Rule   Jonte Rhodes        Lazio       Stable        1911
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - weeeman27bob         Lord Weeman         Napoli      Stable        1911
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - mikeytwigge          Mikey Twigge        Palermo     Stable        1911
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - super_lampard        Super Lampard       Lecce       Stable        1911
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - SCIAG                Leo Dodge           Tottenham   Stable        1911
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - PluckaDuck           Tyler Burrows       Udinese     Stable        1911
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Cardiovascular       Cardio Vascular     Genoa       Stable        1911
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - TaylorB              Ben Taylor          Fiorentina  Stable        1911
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - JSalter              James Salter        Reggina     Stable        1911[/font]

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dafuge is also faring rather poorly. The Bolton manager has his team in 19th place with one win from six

Here we go again :(

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Well good to still have my job, only mention being a loss in Europe is not so good though. 89 days to go...

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Topping the table at this early stage! Joint with Man City could see a great title race ensue, but one which Arsenal will inevitably win. :D

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Topping the table at this early stage! Joint with Man City could see a great title race ensue, but one which Arsenal will inevitably win. :D

what he said but the other away around :D

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We may be ninth, but we're still undefeated :cool:

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Happy Birthday 60 to One!

Manager of the Update – Previous Winners

[font=Courier New]  [b]Update Winner, Club                [/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 08 James Salter, Reggina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 08 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 08 Clark Aitken, Roma
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 08 Clark Aitken, Roma 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 08 Leo Dodge, Tottenham 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 08 Maurice Jobson, Man United
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 09 Bryan McGuinness, Everton
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 09 Robert Boyle, Blackburn
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 09 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 09 Neji Hyuuga, Deportivo
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 09 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 09 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 09 Wobill Luman, Betis
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 09 Liam Ferguson, Man City
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 09 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 09 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 10 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 10 bermybhoy, Atalanta
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 10 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 10 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 10 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 10 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 10 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 10 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 11 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 11 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 11 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 11 Mark Cator, Aston Villa
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 11 Bryan McGuiness, Everton
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 11 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 12 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 12 Ben Cee, Inter
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 12 Cardio Vascular, Genoa
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 12 Ricky Nakano, Middlesbrough
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 12 Liam Ferguson, Man City
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 12 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 12 Tim Aubel, Fulham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 12 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 12 Ben Cee, Inter
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 12 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 12 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 12 Mikey Twigge, Palermo[/font]

Top Five – Players Sold (Value)

[font=Courier New]  [b]Pos +- Username    Manager           Club      Value[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]1st  [color=blue]0[/color] BenArsenal  Ben Cee           Inter     £153M
 [/font][font=Courier New]2nd [color=green]+1[/color] PluckaDuck  Tyler Burrows     Udinese   £141M
 [/font][font=Courier New]3rd [color=red]-1[/color] fergysafc   Liam Ferguson     Man City  £139M
 [/font][font=Courier New]4th  [color=blue]0[/color] Haowan      Haowan Madridstas Barcelona £114M
 [/font][font=Courier New]5th [color=green]+1[/color] mikeytwigge Mikey Twigge      Palermo   £105M[/font]

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Happy birthday! :D

Can't believed I made it this far. :p

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Happy Birthday, its incredible to think it has gone this far along the path...WOW!

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Simply amazing that this has stood the test of time. Unbelievable work canvey, you should be proud of having the commitment to keep this going. :thup:

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Can't believe how long this has gone for, a lot of good memories in this sign-up, Mikey-hunting was amazing back in the day!

Still looking to improve this season, I really think we can be title contenders!

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Update 64

Years: 5, Months: 64, Days: 1942

Plenty has happened in a fun-filled October, but no more of our managers have been fired, which is bad news for an overworked canvey!!.

We’ll start in Spain, where Valencia haven’t been able to keep up that performance from last month and have fallen to third place. Even though it’s scant consolation for you neutrals, only one of the teams above them is one of the Big Two. Haowan Madridstas’s Barcelona sit in 1st place, after winning all league games this month, including beating Sporting 6-0 at home. Much like last year, they were drawn against Universidad LP in the cup, and went two better than last year in the away leg, winning 5-0. Lucas Volman’s Real Madrid are fourth and are four points behind Barcelona, achieving two 4-2 victories this month but drawing at Maz Armley’s Sevilla. They won their away leg of their Copa del Rey Fourth Round tie 3-0 at Salamanca.

Unfortunately for Super Lampard, his Lecce team are still bottom of Serie A. Fortunately for him, he is still Stable, but if results don’t improve, he could be the 47th manager to leave the competition. A draw at home to Torino and a narrow 1-2 defeat to Tyler Burrows’s Udinese made this month look like it was going to be respectable, but Inter ruined all that by beating Lecce 5-0. James Salter’s Reggina are 14th after failing to win this month, and just above them are Jonte Rhodes’s Lazio, who started the month winning 1-0 at Frosinone, but only picked up one point from the next three games. Moving upwards still, then follows Cardio Vascular’s Genoa, who beat Reggina, drew with Frosinone and lost to Napoli this month.

Both Mikey Twigge’s Palermo and Tyler Burrows’s Udinese are top of their Europa League groups. Udinese have scored 15 goals in total without reply, and this month they annihilated APOEL Nicosia 9-0 at home and smashed Brøndby 4-0 at home. Their league form is also positive: beating Atalanta 5-0 and winning over Lazio and Lecce, despite a 2-3 defeat at Torino at the end of the month. The men in pink are not so dominant in their group, but they sneaked a narrow win over Lyon and beat Belgians Germinal Beerschot 2-0 in the Low Countries.

Tom Smith’s Arsenal are steaming on at the top of the Premier League, sitting two points ahead of nearest challengers Manchester City. They won all their games this month, conceding every time but having the tenacity to earn some well-deserved three-pointers. Even St James’ Park couldn’t stop them, as Robert Boyle’s Newcastle fell 1-2. Spurs were another high profile victim in the North London derby, with Leo Dodge’s side coming to the Emirates and being beaten 3-2, making it look a lot closer due to two goals in the 82nd and 87th minutes. That was one of two league defeats for Tottenham this month, but they won their three other games. Man City went unbeaten domestically, including beating Lawrence Lazewski’s Chelsea 1-0, but drew at Goodison Park to drop two points, those being the two points that separate them and Arsenal.

Two more lots of fixtures were played in the Champions League during October. Atlético Madrid beat Man City 4-3, while Inter beat CKSA Moscow 2-0. Napoli and Barcelona were wrapped in an enthralling 2-2 draw in Italy, while Lazio travelled to Belgrade to beat Red Star 2-0. Lucas Volman’s Real Madrid won 3-0 over Marseille in the Stade Vélodrome, and their groupmates Tottenham also won 3-0: at home to AEK Athens. Arsenal won 2-0 in Lisbon and then 4-1 in Copenhagen, Napoli got another big draw 0-0 against Man United, Barcelona found themselves held against when they travelled to play Celtic, and Ben Cee’s Inter beat Maccabi Haifa 5-0. Man City, Tottenham and Real Madrid all won their second games, but Jonte Rhodes’s Lazio succumbed 0-3 against PSV Eindhoven.

That wasn’t the only international action happening this month. Jeremy English’s job is currently on tenterhooks, with the FA likely to make their decision depending on World Cup qualification. His England team made the short journey to the Valleys to play Saul Goode’s Wales, but promptly lost 0-3. They won 5-0 in Andorra in their final game but it wasn’t enough with Wales beating Scotland 2-0. Goode’s team automatically make the finals in Brazil, much to the indignation of England fans and to the joy of the fans of the other home nations. England face Russia in a playoff for a place, with Norway or Serbia, Belgium or Romania and Croatia or Poland making it to the World Cup too. New Zealand or Saudi Arabia and Costa Rica or Peru will also be there.

Lecce and England, and possibly even Lazio, could find themselves with new managers next month, unless the incumbents can engineer a change in fortunes. November awaits!

Manager of the Update

There are two major contenders so;

Tom Smith, Arsenal

wins this one by virtue of the fact that the contender, Tyler Burrows, won his last one more recently. Arsenal won every game this month, with some nice scrappy wins among those. Udinese didn’t win every game but did exceedingly well in the Europa League and well in Serie A. Both of our Spanish managers, Haowan Madridstas and Lucas Volman, did well, although the former couldn’t pick up any more than two points in the Champions League and the latter were held domestically by Sevilla.

Job Securities

[font=Courier New]  [b]Rank Username             Manager             Club        Security      Days[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New] 1st Haowan               Haowan Madridstas   Barcelona   Very Secure   1942
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Romanista1994        Lucas Volman        Real Madrid Very Secure   1942
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - tomsmith1989         Tom Smith           Arsenal     Very Secure   1942
 [/font][font=Courier New] 4th fergysafc            Liam Ferguson       Man City    Secure        1942
 [/font][font=Courier New] 5th BenArsenal           Ben Cee             Inter       Stable        1942
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Lower Leagues Rule   Jonte Rhodes        Lazio       Stable        1942
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - weeeman27bob         Lord Weeman         Napoli      Stable        1942
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - mikeytwigge          Mikey Twigge        Palermo     Stable        1942
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - super_lampard        Super Lampard       Lecce       Stable        1942
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - SCIAG                Leo Dodge           Tottenham   Stable        1942
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - PluckaDuck           Tyler Burrows       Udinese     Stable        1942
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Cardiovascular       Cardio Vascular     Genoa       Stable        1942
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - TaylorB              Ben Taylor          Fiorentina  Stable        1942
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - JSalter              James Salter        Reggina     Stable        1942[/font]

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A well deserved Manager of the Update award there, I feel. Good to see me taking Arsenal to top spot in the league. Hopefully the season will carry on the same way!

Oh, and great to see this sign-up still going! The update quality and regularity, the interest and the fun of this sign-up are all still as fresh as day one! Great achievement canvey!! :thup:

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Seem to be doing rally well, the 9-0 thrashing is certainly good news. Woiuld like to be secure though :(

KUTGW Mod-boy :)

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@super_lampard: It's Lecce - you've been saying Leece all this time :D.

Manager of the Update – Previous Winners

[font=Courier New]  [b]Update Winner, Club                [/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 08 James Salter, Reggina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 08 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 08 Clark Aitken, Roma
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 08 Clark Aitken, Roma 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 08 Leo Dodge, Tottenham 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 08 Maurice Jobson, Man United
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 09 Bryan McGuinness, Everton
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 09 Robert Boyle, Blackburn
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 09 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 09 Neji Hyuuga, Deportivo
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 09 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 09 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 09 Wobill Luman, Betis
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 09 Liam Ferguson, Man City
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 09 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 09 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 10 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 10 bermybhoy, Atalanta
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 10 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 10 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 10 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 10 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 10 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 10 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 11 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 11 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 11 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 11 Mark Cator, Aston Villa
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 11 Bryan McGuiness, Everton
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 11 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 12 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 12 Ben Cee, Inter
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 12 Cardio Vascular, Genoa
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 12 Ricky Nakano, Middlesbrough
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 12 Liam Ferguson, Man City
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 13 Tim Aubel, Fulham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 13 Ben Cee, Inter
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 13 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 13 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 13 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 13 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal[/font]

Top Five - Trophies

[font=Courier New]  [b]Pos +- Username      Manager           Club  Trophies[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]1st  [color=blue]0[/color] Haowan        Haowan Madridstas Barcelona   13
 [/font][font=Courier New]2nd  [color=blue]0[/color] Romanista1994 Lucas Volman      Real Madrid 12
 [/font][font=Courier New]3rd  [color=blue]0[/color] tomsmith1989  Tom Smith         Arsenal      9
 [/font][font=Courier New]4th  [color=blue]0[/color] BenArsenal    Ben Cee           Inter        6
 [/font][font=Courier New]5th  [color=blue]0[/color] weeeman27bob  Lord Weeman       Napoli       2[/font]

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Hmmm a real struggle going on for Lazio this season, we dropped off the pace when we were in the Europa League, so now we need to pick it up and try to get some wins.

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I may be out, but I wanted to congratulate you on the wonderful success this sign-up has found :thup:

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I know it's a big ask, but could you list the ice cream flavours chosen by those remaining? That could provide some interesting results.

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I know it's a big ask, but could you list the ice cream flavours chosen by those remaining? That could provide some interesting results.

Haha that could be interesting :)

Not that big of an ask...here you go

Romanista1994          Strawberry
mikeytwigge            Strawberry  
tomsmith1989           Chocolate
fergysafc              Chocolate
SCIAG                  Chocolate
BenArsenal             Mint Choc Chip
Lower Leagues Rule     Mint Choc Chip
weeeman27bob           Mint Choc Chip
super_lampard          Vanilla 
JSalter                Vanilla
Haowan                 Vanilla
PluckaDuck             Coffee      
Cardiovascular         Coffee
TaylorB                Coffee

So remaining we have a very even share across the board, 2 Strawberry & 3 of each of the others :)

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