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Euro 2020 Round-Up

Group A

1. Portugal

2. Germany

3. Greece

4. Switzerland

Group B

1. Spain

2. Holland

3. Finland

4. Croatia

Group C

1. Italy

2. Russia

3. Turkey

4. Ireland

Group D (looking more like the Six Nations than a World Cup)

1. England

2. France

3. Wales

4. Scotland

Quarter Final

Portugal 1-0 Holland

Germany 1-2 Spain

Italy 1-2 France

England 2-0 Russia

Semi Final

Portugal 0-3 England

Spain 0-1 France

Final

England (p) 1-1 France

      [b]World Cup  European Champs  Copa America  African Nations  Asian Cup     Gold Cup 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
2010   Argentina                                   Cameroon
2011                                 Brazil                        Japan         Jamaica
2012                 France                        Nigeria
2013                                                                             Canada
2014   Ivory Coast                                 Togo
2015                                 Argentina                    South Korea    Mexico
2016                 France                        Nigeria
2017                                                                             USA
2018   Spain                                       Egypt
2019                                 Argentina                     Japan         USA
2020                 England                       Ivory Coast

         CL Winners       CL Runner Up     EL Winners     EL Runner Up  [b]
------------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
2009/10   Barcelona        Real Madrid      Liverpool      At.Madrid
2010/11   Real Madrid      Barcelona        Inter          Valencia
2011/12   Juventus         Real Madrid      Bayern         Fenerbache
2012/13   Inter Milan      Bayern           Schalke        Dortmund
2013/14   Bayern           Barcelona        Porto          Valencia
2014/15   Liverpool        Real Madrid      Man Utd        West Ham
2015/16   Liverpool        Man City         Everton        Bordeaux 
2016/17   Man City         Real Madrid      Man City       Schalke
2017/18   Barcelona        West Brom        Hoffenheim     Benfica
2018/19   Real Madrid      Genoa            Benfica        At.Madrid
2019/20   Real Madrid      Bayern           Benfica        Bordeaux 

        [b]England    Spain       Italy      Germany     France   Holland  Russia     Turkey      Portugal   Scotland  Norway   N.Ireland      [/b]
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2009/10  Man City   Barcelona   Juventus   Bayern      Monaco   Ajax     Amkar      Fenerbache  Benfica    Celtic    Brann    Linfield       
2010/11  Chelsea    Barcelona   Juventus   Werder      Lyon     Ajax     Zenit      Besiktas    Benfica    Rangers   Sogndal  Portadown      
2011/12  Liverpool  Barcelona   Juventus   Wolfsburg   PSG      Ajax     Sp.Moscow  Fenerbache  Sporting   Hearts    Odd      Ballymena Utd  
2012/13  Liverpool  R.Madrid    Lazio      Bayern      Lyon     PSV      Sp.Moscow  Besiktas    Benfica    Celtic    Odd      Linfield
2013/14  Liverpool  Barcelona   Genoa      Koln        Lyon     PSV      CSKA Mos.  Galatasaray Benfica    Celtic    Odd      Portadown
2014/15  Man City   Barcelona   Inter      Bayern      Lyon     Ajax     Sp.Moscow  Fenerbache  Sporting   Celtic  Valerenga  Linfield
2015/16  Liverpool  Barcelona   Juventus   Bayern     Bordeaux  AZ       Sp.Moscow  Besiktas    Sporting   Rangers Sandefjord Glenavon
2016/17  Man Utd    Barcelona   Juventus   Bayern     Toulouse  Ajax     CSKA Mos.  Besiktas    Benfica    Rangers  Stabaek   Linfield
2017/18  Man City   R.Madrid    AC Milan   Koln       Bordeaux  AZ       CSKA Mos.  Bursaspor   Benfica    Celtic   Stabaek   Linfield
2018/19  Man City   R.Madrid    AC Milan   Bayern      Lyon     PSV      Sp.Moscow  Besiktas    Benfica    Rangers  Brann     Linfield
2019/20  Liverpool  Barcelona   AC Milan   Bayern     Toulouse  PSV      Sp.Moscow  Besiktas    Benfica    Celtic    Brann    Linfield

         [b]World Player      Europe Player       Europe GK        Europe DF           Europe MF      Europe ST           Europe Golden Boot[/b]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2009/10   Lionel Messi      Lionel Messi        Iker Casillas    Dmytro Chygrynskyi  Lionel Messi   Sergio Aguero       Carlos Tevez
2010/11   Lionel Messi      Zlatan Ibrahimovic  Pepe Reina       Gerard Pique        Frank Lampard  Zlatan Ibrahimovic  Gabby Agbonlahor
2011/12   Lionel Messi      Lionel Messi        Iker Casillas    Giorgio Chiellini   Lionel Messi   Sergio Aguero       Roberto Soldado
2012/13   Lionel Messi      Lionel Messi        Iker Casillas    Yury Zhirkov        Lionel Messi   Carloz Tevez        David Villa
2013/14   Lionel Messi      Lionel Messi        Iker Casillas    Cristian Ansaldi    Lionel Messi   David Villa         David Villa
2014/15   Kaka              Kaka                Marco Amelia     Giorgio Chiellini   Kaka           David Villa         David Villa
2015/16   Lionel Messi      Lindomar*           Iker Casillas    Miguel Veloso       Mesut Ozil     Lindomar*           Alberto Paloschi
2016/17   Lionel Messi      Lionel Messi        Pepe Reina       Miguel Veloso       Lionel Messi   Pavel Novotny*      Alberto Paloschi
2017/18   Yoann Gourcuff    Yoann Gourcuff      Iker Casillas    Ivan Lorenzo*      Yoann Gourcuff  Karim Benzema       Alberto Paloschi
2018/19   Sergio Aguero     Aykan Yigit*        Alphonse Areola  Mauro Pugliese*    Yoann Gourcuff  Aykan Yigit*        Gonzalo Higuain 
2019/20   Americo Pedroso*  Americo Pedroso*    Alphonse Areola  Ivan Lorenzo*    Americo Pedroso*  Aykan Yigit*        Sergio Aguero
* - denotes regens

Annagh United

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Season       League               Position      
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[color=#ff0000]2009/10      N.Irish 2nd Div      9th           
2010/11      N.Irish 2nd Div      11th  [/color]   
2011/12      N.Irish 2nd Div      10th
2012/13      N.Irish 2nd Div      6th
2013/14      N.Irish 2nd Div      10th
2014/15      N.Irish 2nd Div      4th
2015/16      N.Irish 2nd Div      7th
2016/17      N.Irish 2nd Div      3rd
2017/18      N.Irish 2nd Div      4th
2018/19      N.Irish 2nd Div      4th
2019/20      N.Irish 2nd Div      2nd

Bradford Park Avenue

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Season       League               Position      
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2009/10      -          
2010/11      -    
[color=#ff0000]2011/12      Blue Square North    19th
2012/13      Blue Square North    9th
2013/14      Blue Square North    5th
2014/15      Blue Square Prem     1st[/color]
2015/16      League 2             20th
2016/17      League 2             23rd 
2017/18      Blue Square Prem     21st
2018/19      Blue Square North    15th
2019/20      Blue Square North     9th

Casa Pia A.C

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Season       League               Position      
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2009/10      -          
2010/11      Portuguese 2nd Div C    11th    
2011/12      Portuguese 2nd Div C    5th
2012/13      Portuguese 2nd Div C    13th
2013/14      -
2014/15      Portuguese 2nd Div C    5th
[color=#ff0000]2015/16      Portuguese 2nd Div S    8th
2016/17      Portuguese 2nd Div C    1st[/color]
2017/18      Liga Vitalis            14th
2018/19      Liga Vitalis            15th
2019/20      Portuguese 2nd Div S   2nd

Distillery

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Season       League               Position      
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2009/10      N.Irish Prem          9th
2010/11      N.Irish Prem          8th
2011/12      N.Irish Prem          10th
2012/13      N.Irish Prem          9th
2013/14      N.Irish Prem          10th
2014/15      N.Irish Prem          10th
2015/16      N.Irish Prem          12th
2016/17      N.Irish 1st Div       4th
[color=#ff0000]2017/18      N.Irish 1st Div       10th
2018[/color]/19      N.Irish 1st Div       3rd
2019/20      N.Irish 1st Div       2nd

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With a 100 percent record in play-off's so far in my career, can I lead East Fife to promotion in my third play-off experience?

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Well this was really unexpected, but I am now sorted for an 'F' club!

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still quite can't believe the Fulham offer, do you all think I was right to leave East Fife?

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That was quick. Good to be moving up a level at last though. I must admit that just before a playoff (if you hadn't played tem yet) wouldn't be a time when I personally would accept any offer to go elsewhere.

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Big, big move. You're moving on up in the footballing world.

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F is for...Fooled.

I didn't get offered a job at Fulham, it was merely an April Fool's prank for you guys...

:D

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Oh of course, there was no 'wage budget used' in the offer now I look at it.

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F is for...Fooled.

I didn't get offered a job at Fulham, it was merely an April Fool's prank for you guys...

:D

Well done. Luckily this was only the first April Fools prank I fell for all day (so far). :D

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yeah the chairman name was completely fictional :D, Ronny Jonsen is their current manager though.

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East_Fife_FC-logo-EEDE288665-seeklogo.com.gif

E is for East Fife

After finishing in 3rd place and thus qualifying for the play-off's, I was relatively optimistic having won in both of my previous play-off experiences in this save game. Unfortunately we got absolutely wankered by East Stirlingshire and lost 6-0, all the goals coming in the home leg - it was a shockingly bad performance. From a financial stand point we had a fantastic year, with the finances being majorly boosted thanks to drawing Celtic away in the League Cup 2nd Round, whilst like against East Stirlingshire in the play-off's we did get completely wankered, we gained about 300K from this game so cannot complain at all. Also reached the 4th Round of the Scottish Cup, going out to Hibs which didn't get as anywhere near as much money as the Celtic game did. Overall the squad was decent and key players included - Peter Beard, David Conway, Jay Finch, Richard Allen and Karl Sheppard. Overall a pretty decent first season, would've been nice to have been promoted but i'm sure with the significant financial gain from the Celtic game it should be easier to get promoted next season. If an 'F' club does come in for me I will take it, but the likelihood of randomly being offered a job at an 'F' club is pretty unlikely so it's looking like at least another season at East Fife for me.

History


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Season Club League Position Achievements
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2009/10 Annagh United N.Irish 2nd Div 9th None
2010/11 Annagh United N.Irish 2nd Div 11th Screwed over by the board and sacked in April
2011/12 Bradford Park Avenue Blue Square North 19th None
2012/13 Bradford Park Avenue Blue Square North 9th None
2013/14 Bradford Park Avenue Blue Square North 5th Promoted via play-offs
2014/15 Bradford Park Avenue Blue Square Premier 1st Promoted as Champions, resigned in June
2015/16 Casa Pia A.C Portuguese 2nd Div S 8th Joined in November
2016/17 Casa Pia A.C Portuguese 2nd Div C 1st Champions, Promoted via playoff, resigned in June
2017/18 Distillery N.Irish 1st Div 10th Joined in November
2018/19 Distillery N.Irish 1st Div 10th Sacked in January
2019/20 East Fife Scottish 3rd Div 10th Joined in May
2020/21 East Fife Scottish 3rd Div 3rd Lost in playoff semi final


Trophy Cabinet


Bradford Park Avenue
- Blue Square Premier x1 - 2014/15

Casa Pia
- Portuguese 2nd Div C x1 - 2016/17

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You need to take on the additional challenge of having a 5-4 game with Forfar if you're going to be East Fife :thup:

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I definitely wouldn't be complaining if Fulham did come in :D And generally my games with Forfar are 0-0 draws, so I think a 5-4 win is a bit unlikely!

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      [b]World Cup  European Champs  Copa America  African Nations  Asian Cup     Gold Cup 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
2010   Argentina                                   Cameroon
2011                                 Brazil                        Japan         Jamaica
2012                 France                        Nigeria
2013                                                                             Canada
2014   Ivory Coast                                 Togo
2015                                 Argentina                    South Korea    Mexico
2016                 France                        Nigeria
2017                                                                             USA
2018   Spain                                       Egypt
2019                                 Argentina                     Japan         USA
2020                 England                       Ivory Coast
2021                                                                             Mexico

         CL Winners       CL Runner Up     EL Winners     EL Runner Up  [b]
------------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
2009/10   Barcelona        Real Madrid      Liverpool      At.Madrid
2010/11   Real Madrid      Barcelona        Inter          Valencia
2011/12   Juventus         Real Madrid      Bayern         Fenerbache
2012/13   Inter Milan      Bayern           Schalke        Dortmund
2013/14   Bayern           Barcelona        Porto          Valencia
2014/15   Liverpool        Real Madrid      Man Utd        West Ham
2015/16   Liverpool        Man City         Everton        Bordeaux 
2016/17   Man City         Real Madrid      Man City       Schalke
2017/18   Barcelona        West Brom        Hoffenheim     Benfica
2018/19   Real Madrid      Genoa            Benfica        At.Madrid
2019/20   Real Madrid      Bayern           Benfica        Bordeaux 
2020/21   Real Madrid      Valencia         Schalke        At.Madrid

        [b]England    Spain       Italy      Germany     France   Holland  Russia     Turkey      Portugal   Scotland  Norway   N.Ireland      [/b]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2009/10  Man City   Barcelona   Juventus   Bayern      Monaco   Ajax     Amkar      Fenerbache  Benfica    Celtic    Brann    Linfield       
2010/11  Chelsea    Barcelona   Juventus   Werder      Lyon     Ajax     Zenit      Besiktas    Benfica    Rangers   Sogndal  Portadown      
2011/12  Liverpool  Barcelona   Juventus   Wolfsburg   PSG      Ajax     Sp.Moscow  Fenerbache  Sporting   Hearts    Odd      Ballymena Utd  
2012/13  Liverpool  R.Madrid    Lazio      Bayern      Lyon     PSV      Sp.Moscow  Besiktas    Benfica    Celtic    Odd      Linfield
2013/14  Liverpool  Barcelona   Genoa      Koln        Lyon     PSV      CSKA Mos.  Galatasaray Benfica    Celtic    Odd      Portadown
2014/15  Man City   Barcelona   Inter      Bayern      Lyon     Ajax     Sp.Moscow  Fenerbache  Sporting   Celtic  Valerenga  Linfield
2015/16  Liverpool  Barcelona   Juventus   Bayern     Bordeaux  AZ       Sp.Moscow  Besiktas    Sporting   Rangers Sandefjord Glenavon
2016/17  Man Utd    Barcelona   Juventus   Bayern     Toulouse  Ajax     CSKA Mos.  Besiktas    Benfica    Rangers  Stabaek   Linfield
2017/18  Man City   R.Madrid    AC Milan   Koln       Bordeaux  AZ       CSKA Mos.  Bursaspor   Benfica    Celtic   Stabaek   Linfield
2018/19  Man City   R.Madrid    AC Milan   Bayern      Lyon     PSV      Sp.Moscow  Besiktas    Benfica    Rangers  Brann     Linfield
2019/20  Liverpool  Barcelona   AC Milan   Bayern     Toulouse  PSV      Sp.Moscow  Besiktas    Benfica    Celtic    Brann    Linfield
2020/21  Chelsea    R.Madrid    AC Milan   HSV        Bordeaux  Ajax     FC Moscow  Galatasaray Benfica    Rangers  Valarenga Linfield

         [b]World Player      Europe Player       Europe GK        Europe DF           Europe MF      Europe ST           Europe Golden Boot[/b]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2009/10   Lionel Messi      Lionel Messi        Iker Casillas    Dmytro Chygrynskyi  Lionel Messi   Sergio Aguero       Carlos Tevez
2010/11   Lionel Messi      Zlatan Ibrahimovic  Pepe Reina       Gerard Pique        Frank Lampard  Zlatan Ibrahimovic  Gabby Agbonlahor
2011/12   Lionel Messi      Lionel Messi        Iker Casillas    Giorgio Chiellini   Lionel Messi   Sergio Aguero       Roberto Soldado
2012/13   Lionel Messi      Lionel Messi        Iker Casillas    Yury Zhirkov        Lionel Messi   Carloz Tevez        David Villa
2013/14   Lionel Messi      Lionel Messi        Iker Casillas    Cristian Ansaldi    Lionel Messi   David Villa         David Villa
2014/15   Kaka              Kaka                Marco Amelia     Giorgio Chiellini   Kaka           David Villa         David Villa
2015/16   Lionel Messi      Lindomar*           Iker Casillas    Miguel Veloso       Mesut Ozil     Lindomar*           Alberto Paloschi
2016/17   Lionel Messi      Lionel Messi        Pepe Reina       Miguel Veloso       Lionel Messi   Pavel Novotny*      Alberto Paloschi
2017/18   Yoann Gourcuff    Yoann Gourcuff      Iker Casillas    Ivan Lorenzo*      Yoann Gourcuff  Karim Benzema       Alberto Paloschi
2018/19   Sergio Aguero     Aykan Yigit*        Alphonse Areola  Mauro Pugliese*    Yoann Gourcuff  Aykan Yigit*        Gonzalo Higuain 
2019/20   Americo Pedroso*  Americo Pedroso*    Alphonse Areola  Ivan Lorenzo*    Americo Pedroso*  Aykan Yigit*        Sergio Aguero
2020/21   Americo Pedroso*  Americo Pedroso*    Guillermo Ochoa  Mauro Pugliese*  Americo Pedroso*  Lindomar*           Milan Djuric
* - denotes regens

2020/21 - Americo Pedroso - Mauro Pugliese - Lindomar - Aykan Yigit - Ivan Lorenzo - Pavel Novotny

Annagh United

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Season       League               Position      
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[color=#ff0000]2009/10      N.Irish 2nd Div      9th           
2010/11      N.Irish 2nd Div      11th  [/color]   
2011/12      N.Irish 2nd Div      10th
2012/13      N.Irish 2nd Div      6th
2013/14      N.Irish 2nd Div      10th
2014/15      N.Irish 2nd Div      4th
2015/16      N.Irish 2nd Div      7th
2016/17      N.Irish 2nd Div      3rd
2017/18      N.Irish 2nd Div      4th
2018/19      N.Irish 2nd Div      4th
2019/20      N.Irish 2nd Div      2nd
2020/21      N.Irish 1st Div      11th

Bradford Park Avenue

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Season       League               Position      
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2009/10      -          
2010/11      -    
[color=#ff0000]2011/12      Blue Square North    19th
2012/13      Blue Square North    9th
2013/14      Blue Square North    5th
2014/15      Blue Square Prem     1st[/color]
2015/16      League 2             20th
2016/17      League 2             23rd 
2017/18      Blue Square Prem     21st
2018/19      Blue Square North    15th
2019/20      Blue Square North     9th
2020/21      Blue Square North    14th

Casa Pia A.C

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Season       League               Position      
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2009/10      -          
2010/11      Portuguese 2nd Div C    11th    
2011/12      Portuguese 2nd Div C    5th
2012/13      Portuguese 2nd Div C    13th
2013/14      -
2014/15      Portuguese 2nd Div C    5th
[color=#ff0000]2015/16      Portuguese 2nd Div S    8th
2016/17      Portuguese 2nd Div C    1st[/color]
2017/18      Liga Vitalis            14th
2018/19      Liga Vitalis            15th
2019/20      Portuguese 2nd Div S    2nd
2020/21      Portuguese 2nd Div C    1st

Distillery

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Season       League               Position      
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2009/10      N.Irish Prem          9th
2010/11      N.Irish Prem          8th
2011/12      N.Irish Prem          10th
2012/13      N.Irish Prem          9th
2013/14      N.Irish Prem          10th
2014/15      N.Irish Prem          10th
2015/16      N.Irish Prem          12th
2016/17      N.Irish 1st Div       4th
[color=#ff0000]2017/18      N.Irish 1st Div       10th
2018[/color]/19      N.Irish 1st Div       3rd
2019/20      N.Irish 1st Div       2nd
2020/21      N.Irish Premier       12th

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East_Fife_FC-logo-EEDE288665-seeklogo.com.gif

E is for East Fife

After the disappointment of losing in the play-off's last season I was keen on winning the league out-right, this was further motivated by the fact we were the bookies favourites to win the league. It was decided on the last day of the season, but as you've seen in my last post, we did win the league. As you can see from the past positions, we spent the large majority of the latter half of the season floating between second and third place. After going top with 2 games left I was hoping to secure the league in the penultimate game of the season, we cocked up by losing and actually went back to third place, but thanks to Spurs-like bottling from the two teams above us, we managed to claw it back and win the league with our win on the last day. The squad had a good amount of depth and was always going to be good enough to challenge for promotion. All of our transfers were freebies or loans despite our sound financial situation, which was boosted by a further 100K after French businessman Donald Rousseaux made a consortium takeover mid-way through the season. It was a disappointing year as far as the League Cup was concerned, losing out in the 1st round via penalties to Partick Thistle. The Scottish Cup wasn't much better, after a replay away from home we were knocked out in the 3rd round by Alloa. Our key players for the season included: The first choice goalkeeper Chris Davies, on loan striker David Kerr, left winger John Lawless, top scorer Keith Collins, central midfielder Joe McCann, right winger Peter Beard and the other striker Richard Allen. Overall a very successful season for the club. Despite temptations to leave having accomplished a promotion, which I have done before with Bradford PA and Casa Pia, it seems to make sense to stay for another season, my contract runs out in a years time and I could do with the reputation boost that playing in a higher division will give me.

History


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Season Club League Position Achievements
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2009/10 Annagh United N.Irish 2nd Div 9th Joined in July
2010/11 Annagh United N.Irish 2nd Div 11th Screwed over by the board and sacked in April
2011/12 Bradford Park Avenue Blue Square North 19th Joined in June
2012/13 Bradford Park Avenue Blue Square North 9th None
2013/14 Bradford Park Avenue Blue Square North 5th Promoted via play-offs
2014/15 Bradford Park Avenue Blue Square Premier 1st Promoted as Champions, resigned in June
2015/16 Casa Pia A.C Portuguese 2nd Div S 8th Joined in November
2016/17 Casa Pia A.C Portuguese 2nd Div C 1st Champions, Promoted via playoff, resigned in June
2017/18 Distillery N.Irish 1st Div 10th Joined in November
2018/19 Distillery N.Irish 1st Div 10th Sacked in January
2019/20 East Fife Scottish 3rd Div 10th Joined in May
2020/21 East Fife Scottish 3rd Div 3rd Lost in playoff semi final
2021/22 East Fife Scottish 3rd Div 1st Promoted as Champions


Trophy Cabinet


Bradford Park Avenue
- Blue Square Premier x1 - 2014/15

Casa Pia
- Portuguese 2nd Div C x1 - 2016/17

East Fife
- Scottish 3rd Div x1 - 2021/22

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An April Fool's prank on a forum... Well played, sir. Well played. :)

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I actually had a little chuckle at that :D.

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An April Fool's prank on a forum... Well played, sir. Well played. :)

I'm glad people enjoyed it :D

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You didn't fool me with the April Fool. Mainly because I wasn't online. :)

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You didn't fool me with the April Fool. Mainly because I wasn't online. :)

Yes, that would explain it :D That was the only one I encountered and it was definitely a good one.

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My original plan was to have the April fool as me losing in the play-off's, then to present you with the actual update showing that I had actually won in the play-off's. But losing in the play-off's kind of ruined that plan! :D

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World Cup 2022 Round Up

Wales, Ireland and Scotland all failed to qualify due to a Six Nations style looking group with the exception of Montenegro.

Group A

1. Spain

2. Belgium

3. Chile

4. Cape Verde (who beat the likes of Nigeria and Cameroon to qualify)

Group B

1. Brazil

2. Germany

3. Japan

4. Mexico

Group C

1. Czech Republic

2. Turkey

3. Togo

4. South Korea

Group D

1. France

2. Croatia

3. Ghana

4. Saudi Arabia

Group E

1. Russia

2. Italy

3. Iran

4. Ivory Coast

Group F

1. Holland

2. Canada

3. Argentina

4. China

Group G

1. Portugal

2. Colombia

3. USA

4. Australia

Group H

1. England

2. Denmark

3. Egypt

4. Uruguay

Second Round

Germany 0-4 Spain

Brazil 1-3 (e) Belgium

Croatia 0-2 (e) Czech Republic

France 1-0 Turkey

Russia 3-0 Canada

Italy 0-1 (e) Holland

Denmark 1-3 Portugal

England 2-0 Colombia

Quarter Final (All European, how boring)

Spain 3-2 France

Belgium 2-1 Czech Republic

Russia 1-2 England

Holland 1-0 Portugal

Semi Final

Spain 1-2 Holland

Belgium (e) 4-3 England

Third Place

Spain (e) 2-1 England

Final

Holland 1-0 Belgium

      [b]World Cup  European Champs  Copa America  African Nations  Asian Cup     Gold Cup 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
2010   Argentina                                   Cameroon
2011                                 Brazil                        Japan         Jamaica
2012                 France                        Nigeria
2013                                                                             Canada
2014   Ivory Coast                                 Togo
2015                                 Argentina                    South Korea    Mexico
2016                 France                        Nigeria
2017                                                                             USA
2018   Spain                                       Egypt
2019                                 Argentina                     Japan         USA
2020                 England                       Ivory Coast
2021                                                                             Mexico
2022   Holland                                     Tunisia

         CL Winners       CL Runner Up     EL Winners     EL Runner Up  [b]
------------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
2009/10   Barcelona        Real Madrid      Liverpool      At.Madrid
2010/11   Real Madrid      Barcelona        Inter          Valencia
2011/12   Juventus         Real Madrid      Bayern         Fenerbache
2012/13   Inter Milan      Bayern           Schalke        Dortmund
2013/14   Bayern           Barcelona        Porto          Valencia
2014/15   Liverpool        Real Madrid      Man Utd        West Ham
2015/16   Liverpool        Man City         Everton        Bordeaux 
2016/17   Man City         Real Madrid      Man City       Schalke
2017/18   Barcelona        West Brom        Hoffenheim     Benfica
2018/19   Real Madrid      Genoa            Benfica        At.Madrid
2019/20   Real Madrid      Bayern           Benfica        Bordeaux 
2020/21   Real Madrid      Valencia         Schalke        At.Madrid
2021/22   AC Milan         Juventus         Man City       Valencia

        [b]England    Spain       Italy      Germany     France   Holland  Russia     Turkey      Portugal   Scotland  Norway   N.Ireland      [/b]
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2009/10  Man City   Barcelona   Juventus   Bayern      Monaco   Ajax     Amkar      Fenerbache  Benfica    Celtic    Brann    Linfield       
2010/11  Chelsea    Barcelona   Juventus   Werder      Lyon     Ajax     Zenit      Besiktas    Benfica    Rangers   Sogndal  Portadown      
2011/12  Liverpool  Barcelona   Juventus   Wolfsburg   PSG      Ajax     Sp.Moscow  Fenerbache  Sporting   Hearts    Odd      Ballymena Utd  
2012/13  Liverpool  R.Madrid    Lazio      Bayern      Lyon     PSV      Sp.Moscow  Besiktas    Benfica    Celtic    Odd      Linfield
2013/14  Liverpool  Barcelona   Genoa      Koln        Lyon     PSV      CSKA Mos.  Galatasaray Benfica    Celtic    Odd      Portadown
2014/15  Man City   Barcelona   Inter      Bayern      Lyon     Ajax     Sp.Moscow  Fenerbache  Sporting   Celtic  Valerenga  Linfield
2015/16  Liverpool  Barcelona   Juventus   Bayern     Bordeaux  AZ       Sp.Moscow  Besiktas    Sporting   Rangers Sandefjord Glenavon
2016/17  Man Utd    Barcelona   Juventus   Bayern     Toulouse  Ajax     CSKA Mos.  Besiktas    Benfica    Rangers  Stabaek   Linfield
2017/18  Man City   R.Madrid    AC Milan   Koln       Bordeaux  AZ       CSKA Mos.  Bursaspor   Benfica    Celtic   Stabaek   Linfield
2018/19  Man City   R.Madrid    AC Milan   Bayern      Lyon     PSV      Sp.Moscow  Besiktas    Benfica    Rangers  Brann     Linfield
2019/20  Liverpool  Barcelona   AC Milan   Bayern     Toulouse  PSV      Sp.Moscow  Besiktas    Benfica    Celtic    Brann    Linfield
2020/21  Chelsea    R.Madrid    AC Milan   HSV        Bordeaux  Ajax     FC Moscow  Galatasaray Benfica    Rangers  Valarenga Linfield
2021/22  Man City   Barcelona   AC Milan   Frankfurt Marseille  PSV      Zenit      Besiktas    Benfica    Celtic   Brann     Linfield

         [b]World Player      Europe Player       Europe GK        Europe DF           Europe MF      Europe ST           Europe Golden Boot[/b]
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2009/10   Lionel Messi      Lionel Messi        Iker Casillas    Dmytro Chygrynskyi  Lionel Messi   Sergio Aguero       Carlos Tevez
2010/11   Lionel Messi      Zlatan Ibrahimovic  Pepe Reina       Gerard Pique        Frank Lampard  Zlatan Ibrahimovic  Gabby Agbonlahor
2011/12   Lionel Messi      Lionel Messi        Iker Casillas    Giorgio Chiellini   Lionel Messi   Sergio Aguero       Roberto Soldado
2012/13   Lionel Messi      Lionel Messi        Iker Casillas    Yury Zhirkov        Lionel Messi   Carloz Tevez        David Villa
2013/14   Lionel Messi      Lionel Messi        Iker Casillas    Cristian Ansaldi    Lionel Messi   David Villa         David Villa
2014/15   Kaka              Kaka                Marco Amelia     Giorgio Chiellini   Kaka           David Villa         David Villa
2015/16   Lionel Messi      Lindomar*           Iker Casillas    Miguel Veloso       Mesut Ozil     Lindomar*           Alberto Paloschi
2016/17   Lionel Messi      Lionel Messi        Pepe Reina       Miguel Veloso       Lionel Messi   Pavel Novotny*      Alberto Paloschi
2017/18   Yoann Gourcuff    Yoann Gourcuff      Iker Casillas    Ivan Lorenzo*      Yoann Gourcuff  Karim Benzema       Alberto Paloschi
2018/19   Sergio Aguero     Aykan Yigit*        Alphonse Areola  Mauro Pugliese*    Yoann Gourcuff  Aykan Yigit*        Gonzalo Higuain 
2019/20   Americo Pedroso*  Americo Pedroso*    Alphonse Areola  Ivan Lorenzo*    Americo Pedroso*  Aykan Yigit*        Sergio Aguero
2020/21   Americo Pedroso*  Americo Pedroso*    Guillermo Ochoa  Mauro Pugliese*  Americo Pedroso*  Lindomar*           Milan Djuric
2021/22   Aykan Yigit*      Aykan Yigit*        Alphonse Areola  Ivan Lorenzo*      Enzo Varas        Aykan Yigit*        Nelson Oliveira
* - denotes regens

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Most Time Winner
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World Player     - Lionel Messi x7
European Player  - Lionel Messi x5
European GK      - Iker Casillas x6
European DF      - Ivan Lorenzo* x3
European MF      - Lionel Messi x5
European ST      - Aykan Yigit* x3
European GB      - David Villa & Alberto Paloschi x3

2020/21 - Americo Pedroso - Mauro Pugliese - Lindomar - Aykan Yigit - Ivan Lorenzo - Pavel Novotny

2021/22 - Aykan Yigit, Ivan Lorenzo, Enzo Varas

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yeah not quite sure how they managed that! Also, seems like it's a pretty good time to be an AC Milan fan :D

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Annagh United

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Season       League               Position      
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[color=#ff0000]2009/10      N.Irish 2nd Div      9th           
2010/11      N.Irish 2nd Div      11th  [/color]   
2011/12      N.Irish 2nd Div      10th
2012/13      N.Irish 2nd Div      6th
2013/14      N.Irish 2nd Div      10th
2014/15      N.Irish 2nd Div      4th
2015/16      N.Irish 2nd Div      7th
2016/17      N.Irish 2nd Div      3rd
2017/18      N.Irish 2nd Div      4th
2018/19      N.Irish 2nd Div      4th
2019/20      N.Irish 2nd Div      2nd
2020/21      N.Irish 1st Div      11th
2021/22      N.Irish 1st Div      8th

Bradford Park Avenue

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Season       League               Position      
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2009/10      -          
2010/11      -    
[color=#ff0000]2011/12      Blue Square North    19th
2012/13      Blue Square North    9th
2013/14      Blue Square North    5th
2014/15      Blue Square Prem     1st[/color]
2015/16      League 2             20th
2016/17      League 2             23rd 
2017/18      Blue Square Prem     21st
2018/19      Blue Square North    15th
2019/20      Blue Square North     9th
2020/21      Blue Square North    14th
2021/22      Blue Square North    11th

Casa Pia A.C

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Season       League               Position      
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2009/10      -          
2010/11      Portuguese 2nd Div C    11th    
2011/12      Portuguese 2nd Div C    5th
2012/13      Portuguese 2nd Div C    13th
2013/14      -
2014/15      Portuguese 2nd Div C    5th
[color=#ff0000]2015/16      Portuguese 2nd Div S    8th
2016/17      Portuguese 2nd Div C    1st[/color]
2017/18      Liga Vitalis            14th
2018/19      Liga Vitalis            15th
2019/20      Portuguese 2nd Div S    2nd
2020/21      Portuguese 2nd Div C    1st
2021/22      Portuguese 2nd Div C    1st

Distillery

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Season       League               Position      
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2009/10      N.Irish Prem          9th
2010/11      N.Irish Prem          8th
2011/12      N.Irish Prem          10th
2012/13      N.Irish Prem          9th
2013/14      N.Irish Prem          10th
2014/15      N.Irish Prem          10th
2015/16      N.Irish Prem          12th
2016/17      N.Irish 1st Div       4th
[color=#ff0000]2017/18      N.Irish 1st Div       10th
2018[/color]/19      N.Irish 1st Div       3rd
2019/20      N.Irish 1st Div       2nd
2020/21      N.Irish Premier       12th
2021/22      N.Irish 1st Div       8th

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Now I've seen everything... Cape Verde at the World Cup!

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Hooray! Canada finally made it out of the group stages :)

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It's been a pretty good season so far, 26 games in and we currently sit in second place. I'm hoping we can at least make the play-off's for promotion.

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Just achieved a very big win over Inverness CT in the Scottish Cup..

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Home. A little annoying as financially would be a lot more rewarding to play them away.

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Still, selling out the stadium will only help.

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That's true, it's still a massive game considering they're one of the top 5 sides in the country and it's the quarter final of the domestic cup. I'm not expecting any kind of result, although we're in very good form in the league and with the win over Inverness CT, perhaps we could shock Hearts in our own back yard.

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You stand a better chance of beating them at your place than theirs!!!

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There you go, now you can play Celtic or Rangers in the semi...

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The draw has been made and we've got Rangers away!

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An amazing cup run despite being humbled by Rangers. Big news as far as the league itself is concerned to follow...

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Great result against Hearts :thup:. Shame you couldnt spring a bit more magic against Rangers but a fantastic run still.

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E is for East Fife

In an amazing season that was highlighted by a terrific run in the Scottish Cup, we also managed to secure the 2nd Division title, meaning a historic back-to-back promotion for the club. A real achievement considering in the two seasons before I joined the club, they finished bottom of the 2nd division and then bottom of the third division. The financial benefits of the cup run as well as the league win were massive, the club made over 500K in profit this year which is absolutely fantastic news for both the short and long term stability of East Fife. I continued with my philosophy of wheeling and dealing with free transfers and loans, which ended up being a decent move as our squad was very good, definitely more than capable of pushing for the play-off's and winning the league. A key element is the fact our squad is more English than it is Scottish, I think part of this is because a lot of English players get released in the lower English divisions and are thus available on cheapo freebie deals compared to Scottish players who I'd have to pay a few grand for.

There were a few players that contributed more than most to the team. Simon Clark, on loan striker from Hibernian, was one of these players, scoring 12 and assisting 8. Steven Parker, a versatile player who could play anywhere in the middle of the park, proved to be very good once he was signed. Scott Doig was a key man in the middle of defence. David Conway was an important part of our midfield, providing a few goals and assists as well as having one of the best passing rates in the league at 82 percent. Richard Allen was a rotated striker who ended up being our top scorer, with 14 goals from 15 starts and 14 sub appearances. Overall it was an amazing season, despite being tempting to call it a day at East Fife and end on a high, there's no real jobs available and a lot of 'F' jobs require a higher level of reputation, so it makes sense to stay at East Fife and manage them for one year in the 1st Divison.

History


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Season Club League Position Achievements
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2009/10 Annagh United N.Irish 2nd Div 9th Joined in July
2010/11 Annagh United N.Irish 2nd Div 11th Screwed over by the board and sacked in April
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2011/12 Bradford Park Avenue Blue Square North 19th Joined in June
2012/13 Bradford Park Avenue Blue Square North 9th None
2013/14 Bradford Park Avenue Blue Square North 5th Promoted via play-offs
2014/15 Bradford Park Avenue Blue Square Premier 1st Promoted as Champions, resigned in June
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2015/16 Casa Pia A.C Portuguese 2nd Div S 8th Joined in November
2016/17 Casa Pia A.C Portuguese 2nd Div C 1st Champions, Promoted via playoff, resigned in June
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2017/18 Distillery N.Irish 1st Div 10th Joined in November
2018/19 Distillery N.Irish 1st Div 10th Sacked in January
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2019/20 East Fife Scottish 3rd Div 10th Joined in May
2020/21 East Fife Scottish 3rd Div 3rd Lost in playoff semi final
2021/22 East Fife Scottish 3rd Div 1st Promoted as Champions
2022/23 East Fife Scottish 2nd Div 1st Promoted as Champions


Trophy Cabinet


Bradford Park Avenue
- Blue Square Premier x1 - 2014/15

Casa Pia
- Portuguese 2nd Div C x1 - 2016/17

East Fife
- Scottish 3rd Div x1 - 2021/22
- Scottish 2nd Div x1 - 2022/23

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