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Big Fish in a Small Pond II - Game Thread

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Big Fish in a Small Pond II

Okay fellas here we go. You have all been randomly assigned clubs in the 5th tier. Club reputations range from 50-300 so we really are starting at the bottom here. They are all 200 CA players, retired from international football and injury proneness has been set to 1 to enable as much football as possible. I have changed all the clubs to professional status too to try and help the progress. Here are the players and the leagues:

Fermanagh Division One

Arawn Moridin will be plying his trade at Churchtown. Media predict 4th for the coming season.

Herring-Herring Herring-Herring-Herring has joined the fantastically named Clabby Strollers. The bookies have them down for a 5th place finish but they should be competing this year.

Mike Litorus leads the line for Enniskillen Santos. Should do better than the 6th place they have been tipped for.

John Crane will be turning out for Enniskillen Town United. Only rated at finishing mid-table this year.

Lord Henrik Van Haarlink III is the creative force at title favourites Glebe United.

Messi Jr will be looking at scoring the goals that get Strathroy promoted. Media don't rate their chances and have them down for an 11th place finish.

Jake Stothard joins up with Tummery Athletic. Has a job on his hands as they are predicted to finish bottom.

Mid Ulster Division One

Harold Kumar will be an Ambassador for the foreseeable future. Hopefully they will be a lot higher than the 5th they are tipped for.

Jose Gainza will be running the midfield for title favourites Dungannon Rovers.

Luis Van Der Bulli, the self proclaimed best player in the world, will turn out for Dungannon Tigers. Only predicted for a 9th place finish by the media.

Alex Shaw is the main man at Hill Street. Believed to be challengers by the bookies who have them down for 2nd spot.

Vivian Zachariah will be turning out at Silverwood. The young squad are tipped for 3rd place.

Steven Kemp has a task to get St Mary's promoted. The club are tipped to finish bottom of the league.

Mid Ulster Intermediate B

Berko Ihejirika will be between the sticks for title favourites Ballymacash.

Gaston Martinez leads the line at Broomhill. Should be in contention, media say 4th place.

Omar Brown will be the main goal grabber at Hanover. The bookies say he has the firepower to get them into 2nd spot.

James Taylor has signed for Moneyslane. They are the bookies favourites for the drop but Taylor should be able to prevent them going down.

Sercan Cali has turned up at Richhill where they are expected to finish 5th.

Steve Duffy II joins Seagoe United as their main striker. Should have enough goals in him to do better than the 9th place they have been tiped for.

Amateur Division 1A

Mark Miwordz is looking to be the creative spark that gets Bryansburn up. Only predicted for 6th this season though.

Jimto Labowman faces the challenge of getting relegation tipped Dundonald promoted.

Geraint Alacarde arrives at East Belfast hoping to improve on the midtable finish the media predict.

Edoardo Lorenzo has signed for Grove United. History says he is good enough to do better than the 8th they are predicted to finish.

Long Tym Holywood will be turning out for Holywood. Should challenge amd the bookies say 4th.

Marky Mark will be defending from the front for title favourites Nortel.

Deep Throat goes back to school for University of Ulster Jordantown. Has a big task on his hands as they are tipped for relegation.

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Points:

- 1-66 depending on league finish (66 points for topping the Premier division down to 1 point for bottom of tier 5)

- 10 points for cup win (Irish Cup and League cup only)

- 100 any European glory

Decided no deduction for relegation/promotion as made it quite complicated. Points are awarded for the current tier upwards. Anyone relegated to tier 6 will not any points until they make it back. Should all keep it quite simple.

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woooooooooo! lets get this show on the road! my only concern is that the players are so good that the attributes we picked dont matter as nearly every attribute is at least at 18-19. Also Herring- Herring-Herring-Herring-Herring looks a lot better than Messi jr :mad::D

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Holywood looks prettty awsome like apart from his natural Fitness

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Richhill ehh? Here's hoping the club name is representative of the place we are residing at the moment so that we'd have a good influx of money from dedicated fans :) Predicted 5th, hopefully a dark horse for promotion.

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Harold will show those Irish players how they do it in India and destroy the leagu, mark my words. ;)

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Hmmm my player is considerably worse than the rest of the leagues players..

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Title favorites and one of the best in the world between the sticks, loving it right now.

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Delighted with my player. He'll easily save Moneyslane from relegation with those attributes but I wonder if he can swing it the other way and get them promoted. Hope so! :D

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Hmm.... my player seems to have a transfer arranged already. :s lol

Did you look at the date? Its so your player doesnt get transfered within the first few years, your player will stay at your club for his entire career.

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Hmmm my player is considerably worse than the rest of the leagues players..

I did think he looked below par... I would ask Shy.....

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hopefully it won't take Enniskillen Santos 3 attempts at promotion like Algard!!! we are the Brazilian irish elite

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wow, geraint's stats are a huge leap from the previous one. Geraint 2.0.. hahah

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Hmmm my player is considerably worse than the rest of the leagues players..

Probably due to being either footed. Could also be some hidden attributes that are very high. All players have the same CA so not sure what else it could be.

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Labowman looks like he'll score a few long rangers with those atts, I expect a lot of assists too

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First Name: Arawn

Second Name: Moridin

Nationality: Norwegian

Position: AMC

2nd Position:

2 PPM: Comes deep to get ball, Dribble through center

3 Attributes at 20: Decisions, dribbling, Off the ball

Height: 180

Weight: 75

Preferred Foot: Left

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Probably due to being either footed. Could also be some hidden attributes that are very high. All players have the same CA so not sure what else it could be.
Could you have a look at genie scout? I'm interested to see what he has put all his attributes into.

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Could you have a look at genie scout? I'm interested to see what he has put all his attributes into.

Professionalism, Adaptability and Temprement are quite high. Being either footed lowers attributes quite alot and may make it look like he is worse than the others but can be an advantage.

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Yeah prob that he's either footed lol Van Der Bulli is either aswell with slightly less attributes

Btw Linfield are going to be epic in 2031 haha

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Did you look at the date? Its so your player doesnt get transfered within the first few years, your player will stay at your club for his entire career.

lol i missed that little important detail

looking forward to this. c'mon Dungannon

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I have Moridin's profile to the initial post dieu. I thought I would have been able to do it by editing a current player and moving him in FMRTE but couldn't figure it out. It has meant I have started again so people may notice some small differences to their players when the first update arrives. Game is running at the moment so hope to have an update up tonight but it may be quite late

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2011-12 Mid-Season Update

Fermanagh 1st Division

Messi Jr has had a great start with Strathroy. he has already knocked in 53 goals to shoot them to the top of the table. The team struggle defensively though and have only managed 1 clean sheet. They will need to improve that to secure top spot.

Mike Litorus heads the chasing pack with Enniskillen Santos. Litrous may not be scoring as many as Messi but they are a stronger defensive unit with only 11 conceded so far. Unbeaten so far and play league leaders on the last day of the season so look to have the title in their own hands.

Jake Stothard has Tummery Athletic in a good position if top clubs suffer a drop in form. Only 4 points off 2nd spot so still in with a shot at promotion.

Lord Henrik Van Haarlink III has been in good form for Glebe Utd but they look unlikely to gain promotion. Already 9 points behind second spot it is difficult to see them having a chance at catching the leaders from here. A disappointing start for the title favourites.

John Crane and Enniskillen Town can only manage 5th at the moment. Crane was out for 6 weeks just as the season started which didn't help the cause. The club only managed 2 wins in 8 games so it looks like Crane was missed. He is back now though and the form has picked up, they recently beat league leaders Strathroy 7-1 away from home.

Arawn Moridin has done okay on a personal level but Churchtown are struggling down in 6th place. Moridin has just torn his hamstring and will be out for a couple of months. Hopefully Churchtown already have enough points on the board and won't get dragged into the relegation battle whilst he is out.

Herring is top scorer for Clabby Strollers but they are not doing well. Down in 7th with no chance at promotion this term, Herring will have to look towards next season for any success.

Mid Ulster 1st Division

Harold Kumar has shot Ambassadors to the top of the league. They have already opened up a 5 point lead and the title looks to be theirs for the taking. They still have to face 2nd and 3rd place teams though so can't afford to be too complacent.

Alex Shaw has taken Hill Street into the promotion spots. They are the only team to have beaten Ambassadors so far this season and may have an outside chance at the title if they can do the double over them.

Vivean Zachariah could still take Silverwood into the promotion places. They are only 2 points off second places and still have Hill Street to face at home. Zachariah is in good form as he has knocked in 18 goals from midfield.

Steven Kemp has been played out of position most of the campaign for St. Marys. The management have seen fit to play him either as AMC or RM for most games so far. He has now just been moved to his natural position but it is too late for him to make an impact. Although in 4th place they are 7 points behind the promotional spots and it looks too much to catch the leading clubs.

Jose Gainza can only take title favourites, Dungannon Rovers, to 5th spot. Gainza is playing well but appears to be lacking any help from team mates. Look to be too far behind the promotion spots now so will have to start looking towards next season.

Luis Van Der Bulli is not having a good time of it Dungannon Tigers. Not only are the club struggling down in 6th place but he is not playing well and been thrown back into the U-18 squad. The management must take most of the responsibility though as they have failed to play him in any of his preferred roles so far. He has played either at AMC or LWB so far not a surprise he has failed to make an impact.

Mid Ulster Intermediate B

Steve Duffy II has fired Seagoe United to the top of the league. Has knocked in 51 goals so far and will have to keep it up as it's very close at the top. Only 3 points between the top 4 means no one can afford any slip ups at this stage.

Omar Brown and Hanover are a very close 2nd place. They still have to travel to Seagoe and Richhill, games which could decide the promotional places. Brown will have to continue banging the goals in as those two games look very difficult on paper.

Sercan Cali is in good form for Richhill. His 37 goals has got them in contention as they lie in 3rd place. Only 2 points of top spot but they have a very difficult run in. They must face Seagoe, Hanover and Broomhill in the last 4 games. Two of the games are at home though so Cali must believe they can do it.

Gaston Martinez may be in 4th place with Broomhill but they are not out of it yet. Gaston has knocked in an impressive 34 goals so far but the club will need a few more from him as they travel to Hanover in the next game. A win there will see them overtake them and put promotion in their own hands as they face Richhill a few weeks later.

Berko Ihejirika can only lift Ballymacash into 5th place. They are 10 points behind the promotion race and it's extremely unlikely they are in with a chance now. Berko isn't doing too badly as he has only conceded 17 goals in a league containing some of the worlds best strikers. Has just kept 2 consecutive sheets against teams around him so may be able to secure the 5th place.

James Taylor and Moneyslane were predicted to struggle but Taylor should still be disappointed. He has enough talent to be able to raise the club so 7th at this stage is not good enough. Has been scoring and providing a few so far, mainly from his new position of LM.

Amateur Division 1A

Deep Throat is in a good position with U.J.J. His 44 goals has taken them to the top of the league with a comfortable 8 point gap to 3rd place spot. Should have enough in the tank now to secure one of the promotion places. They could possibly tie up the title with a win against Nortel when they travel to U.U.J in a few weeks time.

Marky Mark is doing a great job for Nortel. His defending from the front approach has led to him scoring and assisting in quantity. They have a nice cushion against the chasing pack but will have all eyes on the title.

Jimbo Labowman is in great form for Dundonald. Already in double figures for goals and assists but he is looking tired. Probably too far off the leaders to have a shot at promotion this year but it looks to be a great debut campaign all the same.

Geraint Alacarde and East Belfast can only match pre-season predictions. The club sit down in 6th spot with far too much work on to challenge for promotion. Geraint will have to look towards next season for any success.

Edoardo Lorenzo was in contention for the promotion chase with Grove United. A run of 6 defeats in 7 has ended all hopes now though. Plenty of goals and assists from the winger but it's not enough this year. Hopefully they can find their early season form again for the start of the next campaign.

Long Tym Holywood and Holywood are having an awful time of it. They were predicted for 4th place so to be sat in 11th is a huge underachievement. Long Tym is in good personal form as he is scoring and providing in quantity, looks like he needs better support for next season.

Mark Miwordz unbelievably is bottom of the pile with Bryansburn. They are 8 points adrift as they have only managed a single victory all season. It is going to need a monumental effort from here to keep the club up. They may need Mark to grab a few more goals as he has only managed a solitary goal so far.

The Cup reaches fourth round with still a few teams in with a shout. Nortel, U.U.J, Holywood & Dundonald are the only teams still left in.

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:O 53 goals! unbelieveable. Messi Jr is going overtake his namesakes goalscoring records in no time!

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Taylor's started alright, I just think the rest of the team needs to start playing. He's been put to LM again which happened in the last version of this sign-up and that was alright. He just needs to keep scoring as no-one else in the team seems able to..

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come on mike litorus(HAHA) enniskillen for the title. hopefully we can stay close till that last game

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:O 53 goals! unbelieveable. Messi Jr is going overtake his namesakes goalscoring records in no time!

He'll soon overtake his namesake but to be fair he is playing in Northern Ireland and not against some of the worlds best defenders week in week out ;)

Seagoe! Duffy II, you've not let us down!

Looks like he has picked up where Duffy mark 1 left off.

Wow!! 32 fouls in 19 games for Geraint?

Nothing wrong with getting stuck in

Taylor's started alright, I just think the rest of the team needs to start playing. He's been put to LM again which happened in the last version of this sign-up and that was alright. He just needs to keep scoring as no-one else in the team seems able to..

I think if they can find an half decent striker they should be okay. Need someone to get on the end of Taylor's cross or through ball

Keep it up omar

Like Duffy he seems to have picked up where Omar the first left off. Very close at the top and he needs to keep going.

Lord Henrik not getting the boys going... Come on Glebe!

They seemed to get a tough draw tbh. The 3 teams above them all have excellent strikers and goal scorers make all the difference at the lowest levels. Should show signs of improvement next year once two of them are promoted.

come on mike litorus(HAHA) enniskillen for the title. hopefully we can stay close till that last game

Win all the games from here and the title is all yours. Should be easy enough :D

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Was quite happy with my 14 goals in 14 games....until I saw some of the other players' tallys lol. Although I'm going to blame the manager for playing me out of position. Pleased with 4th place atm considering we were predicted bottom.

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Haha Harold Kumar will soon become the king of Ireland!

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11 goals in 11 games. Was delighted with Moridin... Then I saw Messi jr. and now I'm disappointed!

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Oh Crap looks like my team are like Liverpool play well in cups then forget about the League ;) if Holywood aren't careful they will get relegated

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2011-12 Season Review

Fermanagh 1st Division

Messi Jr secured the title with Strathroy. It went down to the wire as they faced Enniskillen Santos on the final day. It was 2-2 with 15 minutes left to play, a result which would have seen Strathroy finish 2nd on goal difference, and then Messi popped up with 2 goals to top the table. A great return for Messi as he knocked in 76 goals in just 22 games.

Mike Litorus will have to be happy with second spot with Enniskillen Santos. Litrous scored an amazing 71 goals to give them a chance at the title but the 4-2 defeat to Strathroy means they have to happy with second.

Jake Stothard could only lead Tummery Athletic to third place. They were quite far off the promotion places in the end but Stothard still managed an impressive 54 goals. Should be considered favourites for promotion next year as three of their 4 defeats came against the top two clubs.

Lord Henrik Van Haarlink IIIand Glebe Utd have to be happy with 4th place. They were 19 points off the promotional places and the defence has to be the main reason they weren't closer. They conceded a massive 54 goals to leave them on minus goal difference for the year, they need to improve on that for next season.

John Crane was only good enough to take Enniskillen Town into 6th place. With just the one draw Town appeared to be all or nothing where the result was concerned. Knocked in 35 for the season which looks impressive until you see other strikers totals. Report card reads must do better!

Arawn Moridin and Churchtown finish in 7th place. Moridin only managed another 5 games during the run in due to injury. He only provided 4 assists all season which isn't many for the main creative outlet. It's not clear if this is due to selfish play or poor strikers who can't finish the chances he creates. Something to keep an eye on in the coming seasons.

Herring climbed a couple of places with Clabby Strollers to finish 5th. Top scored for the club with 14 goals from midfield but is going to need more support next year if they are to challenge. The defence looked quite strong so just need a striker to compliment Herring.

Mid Ulster 1st Division

Harold Kumar secures the title for Ambassadors. They walked it in the end, winning the league by 14 points, mainly thanks to Kumar's 56 goals. The team won 14 consecutive games in the middle part of the season and also had a good defensive record. Should be good enough for the step up next season.

Alex Shaw and Hill Street miss out on promotion by 1 point. It was in their own hands going into the final day as they travelled to St. Mary's. Shaw hit the opener but St. Mary's found an equaliser through Steven Kemp. Hill St. couldn't find a winner which means they miss out this year.

Vivean Zachariah and Silverwood kept their heads whilst about were losing theirs to secure second place. It looked a tough ask as they needed to win the final game, away to the champions, to stand any chance. They managed a brilliant 5-0 win with Zachariah getting on the score sheet and also providing an assist.

Steven Kemp could only finish 5th with St. Marys. It was very tight for the second promotion place and it was close but ultimately they had too much to do. The club can probably point to a four match winless run in November as the reason they just missed out. Kemp has now become proficient in the AMC role as he has played there all season.

Jose Gainza went on a great run with Dungannon Rovers. They won the last 6 games to give themselves a shot at promotion. They were relying on other results though and Silverwood's win over Ambassadors means they miss out this year. If they can continue the form into next season, Rovers must have a chance at promotion.

Luis Van Der Bulli is still in Dungannon Tigers U-18 squad rather than the first team. When he has played it has been in the unfamiliar AMC role so no surprise he hasn't performed. He is learning the position though so may improve next season.

Mid Ulster Intermediate B

Steve Duffy II wins the title with Seagoe United. It was a great campaign as they only lost once and scored 100 league goals with Duffy grabbing 74% of them. Look good enough for the step up next season and should challenge for consecutive promotions.

Omar Brown and Hanover miss out on promotion but they should have secured it. A 2-2 draw at home to relegation candidates Banbridge AFC during the run in seriously dented their chances. Results elsewhere meant it was a result that cost them second spot in the end as they won the final two games.

Sercan Cali failed to get Richhill promoted. Just one win in the final six games wasn't good enough. It was in their own hands and should have been a lot closer. Cali did well on a personal note with 52 goals to his name. Will need some team mates to help out next season to try and get closer.

Gaston Martinez stepped up and managed to win promotion with Broomhill. The turning point was probably the 11-6 win over Hanover at the turn of the year. From there the team suffered just one more defeat to mean they claim second place and promotion. Martinez had a great return of 62 goals in his 21 games. They should be fine next year if he can repeat that form.

Berko Ihejirika ensured Ballymacash had the best defensive record but it was only good enough for 5th place. The team could only manage37 goals in the league. The fact the Duffy scored double that on his own shows where the clubs problems lie at the moment.

James Taylor and Moneyslane remained in 7th place. They were a long way of the promotional places and it will need massive improvement next season to start to challenge. Taylor managed to score and provide a few goals but it was not enough.

Amateur Division 1A

Deep Throat tops the table with U.J.J. He scored a massive 62 goals to clinch the title. Just one defeat during the run in ensured they won it with games to spare.

Marky Mark secures promotion with Nortel. He scored and provided goals in quantity, forging a great partnership with Anto Crawford. His great all round play means Nortel should be a force in the step up in leagues next year. Nortel were also finalist in the Intermediate cup but lost 2-1 to 1st division Larne.

Jimbo Labowman and Dundonald kept the pressure up on the leaders as they only lost one game during the run in. It was all in vain in the end as they were too far behind to catch them. His 27 assists and 15 goals is a huge contribution and should go close again next season.

Geraint Alacarde managed to climb a few spots with East Belfast. A 4th place is respectable enough and gives them a decent platform to challenge next season. May need to add a few more goals to his game as he only managed 8 league goals in 23 appearances.

Edoardo Lorenzo and Grove United managed just one win in their final 8 games to finish 7th. It's a disappointing season for young Edoardo but he did have a decent season on a personal note. He scored and provided plenty from the left wing.

Long Tym Holywood had a great secong half of the season to push Holywood up to 6th place. The team only lost once during the run in as Long Tym continued to score and assist a few more goals. If they start next season like they ended this one, they must be contenders.

Mark Miwordz should be called Houdini for the escape act he has pulled off with Bryansburn. At the turn of the year he had 1 goal in 12 games. In the same amount of games in the run in he scored 26 goals to pull Bryansburn away from the drop. It's an amazing turn around as the team secured 22 points from a possible 24 in the last 8 games. The turnaround happened with a change of manager. If he can continue this next season they have to be favourites for promotion.

The Cup was won by Premier league Distillery. Nortel progressed the furthest but were knocked out in the semi finals to eventual winners.

                            League Pts  Cup Pts  Euro Pts  Total
Messi Jr                        12                            12
Harold Kumar                    12                            12
Steve Duffy II                  12                            12
Deep Throat                     12                            12
Vivian Zachariah                11                            11
Marky Mark                      11                            11
Mike Litorus                    11                            11
Gaston Martinez                 11                            11
Jake Stothard                   10                            10
Jimto Labowman                  10                            10
Omar Brown                      10                            10
Jose Gainza                     10                            10
Sercan Cali                      9                             9
Alex Shaw                        9                             9
Geraint Alacarde                 9                             9
Lord Henrik Van Haarlink III     9                             9
Berko Ihejirika                  8                             8
Herring                          8                             8
Steven Kemp                      8                             8
Long Tym Holywood                7                             7
Luis Van Der Bulli               7                             7
John Crane                       7                             7
James Taylor                     6                             6
Edoardo Lorenzo                  6                             6
Arawn Moridin                    6                             6
Mark Miwordz                     3                             3

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Yes! we are the champions! This is more than I could hope for! this is the toughest level to get out of because all the teams have superstars! now there is a clear road to the top for strathroy.

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Yes! we are the champions! This is more than I could hope for! this is the toughest level to get out of because all the teams have superstars! now there is a clear road to the top for strathroy.

Not quite a clear road tbh. The 8 superstars promoted are going to be fighting it out for just two promotional spots next term. They are 4 groups in the next stage up. The group winners go into a promotional play off. They all play each other once and the two teams with the best results go up. Could be interesting.

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damn goal differential sucks :p

also second leading scorer had 10 in 15 not bad Southam

:) Rovers for Promotion next year!

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Fantastic end to the season for Vivian Zachariah and Silverwood, I just doubt that they can replicate that next season.

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Someone best get me a striker soon... it's like the last Big Fish all over again.

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Ahh could see it coming. A decent striker in the off season and I think we'll be on course for challenging.

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