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get in mike litorus promotion at the first attempt. 71 goals is a decent return haha. can't believe it went down to last game for the title

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Apologies for the lack of updates, I'm really busy with work at the moment. Got a day off on Thursday so hope to get something done then.

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2012-13 Mid-Season Update

Mid Ulster Intermediate A

Messi Jr and Strathroy are having no problems after promotion. Just the one draw so far in the league has left them 7 points clear of 2nd place. Should be strong enough to ensure they make the promotion play off.

Steve Duffy II is in fine form for Seagoe United but may have too much ground too make up. Should be closer but should suffered a poor 3-1 defeat to Lisanally. If they had won that game, Seagoe could probably still be considered contenders.

North West Premier Division

Harold Kumar and Ambassadors have the perfect combination. Lots of goals scored and very few conceded. Kumar has already fired in 29 league goals and they sit comfortably at the top of the league. They are 4 points clear and have two games in hand so should make the promotion play off from here.

Vivean Zachariah is doing well at Silverwood but they have found the step up a bit more difficult than other promoted clubs. It's difficult to see them catching 1st place now but the experience of higher level football should be good for the young squad.

Amateur Premier Division

Marky Mark leads the title chase with Nortel. Is in great form again, scoring and providing in quantity. Still very close at the top though with just 3 points separating the top 3 places. The squad are in a bit of an injury crisis. Hopefully they can push on when they get all first teamers back.

Deep Throat and U.J.J. can go joint top if they win their game in hand. They still have to travel to Nortel too so, the title is in their own hands if he can keep knocking the goals in.

Ballymena Premier Division

Mike Litorus has had a 100% start with Enniskillen Santos. They recently beat nearest challengers, Broomhill, 5-4 away from home to open up a 5 point gap. They host Broomhill on the last day of the season but Santos should have the title sewn up by then.

Gaston Martinez and Broomhill will probably have to be happy with second place. Although it's only a 5 point gap its difficult to see the leaders dropping any points at the moment. Martinez is in great form though with 51 goals to his name.

Fermanagh 1st Division

Lord Henrik Van Haarlink III tops the table with Glebe Utd on goals scored in a very tight title chase. Just 2 points between the top 3 clubs in what could go down to a nail biting finish. Glebe travel to Tummery for the final game of the season in a match that could decide promotion for either club.

Herring and Clabby Strollers are having a much better year than last season. In second spot with just one defeat so far has left them in a good position. The defence has been very strong again and could be the key to promotion.

Jake Stothard still has a shot at taking Tummery Athletic up. They still have to host the top two so Tummery possibly have the advantage in the title race. They need to stop the drawing games they should win though. They have drawn games against Irvinestown and Ballycastle which should be seen as 4 points dropped.

Arawn Moridin has suffered a major injury to put a dent in the promotional chances of Churchtown. He was in good form but now looks to be out for the season as still believed to have another 4 months on the sidelines. Hopefully he can make a full recovery for the start of next season.

John Crane and Enniskillen Town are bringing up the rear again. They sit back in 5th spot, 7 points behind second place. It's not out of the equation to get promoted from here but it looks a difficult task. The club need to tighten the defence up as they conceded almost 3 goals a game which isn't good enough.

Mid Ulster 1st Division

Alex Shaw and Hill Street haven't let the disappointment of last year get to them. Hill Street lead by 3 points but need to keep looking over their shoulders. There are some strong clubs chasing them so can't afford to become complacent at this stage. Have just beaten the 2nd and 3rd place clubs though and the most difficult match left appears to be when they travel to Dungannon Tigers.

Steven Kemp leads the chase with St. Marys. It's a decent improvement on last year when they could only finish 5th. They possibly have too much work on to lift the title due to Hill Street's easy run in but the second spot is in their own hands from here. Of the chasing teams they only have to play Armagh Celtic and Dungannon Tigers, games that St Marys can win.

Jose Gainza sits in third place with Dungannon Rovers. Poor results against the top two have left them needing to either score a lot more to improve goal difference or the top two to drop points. Definitely not out of the question to get promotion though, possibly just needs Jose to improve on his 3 goals so far.

Luis Van Der Bulli is now a first teamer for Dungannon Tigers. He has become accomplished in the AMC role the manager has been playing him and the performances have improved as a result. They have a very tough run in and have to face all 4 teams above them. If they somehow manage to get the results though promotion is still a possibility.

James Taylor and Moneyslane have another season of mid-table mediocrity on their hands. Taylor is in great form but the rest of the squad are not supporting him. The top scorer after him only has two goals which is not good enough.

Berko Ihejirika andBallymacash are also having a season to forget. Berko isn't conceding many but only has 3 clean sheets to his name. Again they have been lacking a goalscorer with only 17 scored in the league so far. Faulkner has a good record with 4 goals in 5 games which leaves pundits asking the question of why he doesn't get more games.

Mid Ulster Intermediate B

Omar Brown and Hanover have put last years disappointment firmly behind them. Top by 9 points with a 100% record it should be a walk in the park from here on in. They have a 19 point cushion to 3rd place so promotion is pretty much guaranteed.

Sercan Cali should also be getting promoted with Richhill. Look like they will have to be happy with second place due to Hanover's dominance but they are clear of 3rd by 10 points. Draws against 3 of the bottom 4 clubs have left them so far behind otherwise it could have been a title chasing season.

Amateur Division 1A

Long Tym Holywood heads the title chase with Holywood. They have continued the good form from the end of last year to make themselves favourites for promotion. They have a very good defence and a 5 point gap to 3rd so should be able to secure promotion from here.

Mark Miwordz won't need to pull off an escape act this season for Bryansburn. The excellent run from last year has continued to put them in a great position. Mark is still scoring in abundance but can't take it too easy. They are only 1 point clear if 3rd place and there is a long way to go.

Edoardo Lorenzo is not far behind with Grove United. Plenty of goals and assists from Lorenzo again to give them a chance at promotion. Bryansburn have to travel to Grove in a few weeks. A win there would put Lorenzo and co. as favourites to grab second place.

Geraint Alacarde and East Belfast can't be ruled out either. Only two points behind with both Bryansburn and Grove Utd yet to travel to Belfast. An injury to top scorer Rowen Neill has put a dent in their chances but it's not over yet.

Jimbo Labowman will be disappointed with how things are going at Dundonald. Down in 8th place and a massive 14 points off promotion means they are not going up this year. After the great run at the end of last season it is a surprise to see them struggling so much but 1 win in 10 this years tells its own story.

The Cup still holds some interest for a few clubs. Nortel, Grove Utd, Seagoe, Bryansburn and Holywood are still in the chase.

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Arhh.. Was hoping that the lack of goals would have been sorted in the off-season, I think it might be more down to the formation. Playing a flat 4-5-1 isn't going to get many goals. Sack the manager I say!

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nice steady start to the season for Enniskillen. Its our to throw away now, although we shouldn't. Any chance of seeing kieran loughran he's got a few assists of us.

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5 months out! Poor Moridin!

But as Liverpool fans use to say: Next year will be his year!

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yes! messi! Very pleased but a bit annoyed that we might not be promoted even if we win the league :mad:

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Top of the league for Holywood hopefully be able to keep that up all season :D

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Disappointing for Labowman, hopefully this season is just a blip and he can get back on track in the 2nd half and carry it on to next season

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nice steady start to the season for Enniskillen. Its our to throw away now, although we shouldn't. Any chance of seeing kieran loughran he's got a few assists of us.

Kieran Loughran

Think it shows why the strikers are scoring so many if he is the calibre of player they are up against

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Kieran Loughran

Think it shows why the strikers are scoring so many if he is the calibre of player they are up against

next xavi right there

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Having a good season but looks like Seagoe will be staying put this year...

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I'll be satisfied with just a respectable league position for Silverwood this season, but next season they should be aiming for promotion.

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2012-13 Season Review

Mid Ulster Intermediate A

Messi Jr secured a place in the promotion play off with Strathroy. It was fairly comfortable in the end as they won the league by 7 points. Messi was in great form with 74 goals in all competitions.

Steve Duffy II has to settle for second place with Seagoe United. It was a good first season after promotion but Strathroy were just too strong. Duffy's 62 goals is a good effort and they should go close next season.

North West Premier Division

Harold Kumar and Ambassadors stormed the league, only suffering 2 draws all season. Kumar was excellent all season and finishes with an 8.84 average rating to go with his 63 goals.

Vivean Zachariah predicted a season of consolidation for Silverwood and that is how it turned out. They managed to finish second but it was only on goal difference. They had some poor results against the lower teams and will need more consistency next season to challenge for the title.

Amateur Premier Division

Marky Mark just about secured the title for Nortel. It was a close run race which was won thanks to Mark's 75 goals. But it went to the wire and they only managed it thanks to U.U.J slipping up during the run in. The club also lifted the Intermediate cup.

Deep Throat and U.J.J. were top with 3 games to go. Draws against Malachians and Downpatrick gave Nortel the momentum and meant it was out of their hands going into the final game of the season. Although U.U.J won so did Nortel to mean Deep Throat finishes second.

Ballymena Premier Division

Mike Litorus lifts the title at Enniskillen Santos. Only two draws all season shows their dominance throughout the year. Mike has picked up an ankle injury though that keeps him out of the promotion play off matches. They will miss his goals.

Gaston Martinez and Broomhill ran the champions close but losing twice to Santos cemented their second place finish. If they could have picked up a victory on final day when they travelled to Enniskillen they would have lifted the title themselves.

Promotion Play Off

Ambassadors and Strathroy secure the two available promotion spots. Santos always looked like outsiders with news of Litorus's injury meaning he was going to miss all games. Nortel scored plenty but couldn't keep clean sheets.

Fermanagh 1st Division

Lord Henrik Van Haarlink III and Glebe Utd lift the championship. It went to the wire and they claimed the league after a 2-1 win over second place Tummery on the final day. A defeat there would have left them in second place themselves. The Lord has a great season with plenty of goals and assists.

Herring and Clabby Strollers went on a run of 4 games without a win to drop them out of the promotion places. It's a disappointing end after a good start to the season.

Jake Stothard wins promotion with Tummery Athletic but they threw away the chance to win the league. They only won 4 points from the final 4 games and a few more points there would have given them some silverware.

Arawn Moridin missed the run in for Churchtown so the fourth place finish looks quite impressive. Arawn is back fit and ready for action now so they should be contenders next year.

John Cranehas to be content with a fifth place finish at Enniskillen Town. They conceded far too many goals to be considered challengers, something the management need to address for next season.

Mid Ulster 1st Division

Alex Shaw and Hill Street were very impressive and win the league by 10 points. Six consecutive wins at the end of the season, including an 11-0 win over Coalisland, showed their dominance. Should be good enough next year to challenge for back to back promotions.

Steven Kemp can only finish 3rd with St. Marys. They only managed 1 point from a possible 12 at the start of the year to mean they needed other results to go their way. They won the remaining four games but finish two points adrift of the promotion places.

Jose Gainza capitalised on the poor form of others to grab second place with Dungannon Rovers. The defence should take the plaudits with 13 clean sheets during the campaign. The club will need to improve as an attacking force next year to challenge.

Luis Van Der Bullihad the chance to win promotion with Dungannon Tigers going into the final game of the year. They travelled to Coalisland and if results went their way a win would be enough for 2nd place. The first part went their way as city rivals Rovers could only draw but Tigers went down 2-1 to leave them in 4th. Luis had a great year as he knocked in 18 goals.

James Taylor desperately needs some support at Moneyslane. Taylor was very impressive all season long but without the support the club could only finish 6th. They were 10 points away from the promotion places so needs a big improvement next year.

Berko Ihejirika and Ballymacash couldn't improve and finish a very disappointing 8th. The club have recently had a change of manager and hopefully he can address the goal scoring problem.

Mid Ulster Intermediate B

Omar Brown lifts the title at Hanover. Eventually winning the league by 12 points with only one defeat all year. Omar was brilliant all year as he amassed a very impressive 73 goals and a 9.58 average rating.

Sercan Cali secured the second promotion place for Richhill. It was fairly straight forward as they were 14 points clear. Will need to improve the squad in the summer if they are to compete as Hanover were far better than Cali's boys.

Amateur Division 1A

Long Tym Holywood and Holywood won the last 7 games to lift the title. It's an excellent turnaround after last years 6th place finish. Long Tym was excellent all season long as he scored and provided goals in quantity.

Mark Miwordz and Bryansburn secured second place and promotion to complete a remarkable turnaround. 18 months ago the club sat bottom and appeared destined for relegation. Most of the credit must go to the new manager who started getting the best out of Mark and the rest of the players.

Edoardo Lorenzo had a terrible run in at Grove United. They finished 14 points away from promotion due to losing 5 games in the second part of the year. It dropped them to 4th place and another season in the amateur division.

Geraint Alacarde gave it a good effort to catch the leading pack with East Belfast. Could possibly have snatched the promotion place with victory in the penultimate game with Bryansburn. East Belfast were at home and a victory would have put them level on points with a superior goal difference. It wasn't to be though as Bryansburn won the game 1-0 to effectively secure their own promotion.

Jimbo Labowman completes a miserable year at Dundonald by finishing 7th. Poor defence was leaking goals and the attackers didn't score enough. A poor combination that can only lead to a disappointing year. A change of manager appears to be needed but the current man is still said to be in a secure position.

The Cup was won by Holywood as they defeated Nortel on penalties. It means a European adventure next year for Long Tym and the rest of Holywood.

                             League Pts  Cup Pts  Euro Pts  Total
Messi Jr                        36                            36
Harold Kumar                    36                            36
Steve Duffy II                  35                            35
Deep Throat                     35                            35
Marky Mark                      35                            35
Mike Litorus                    35                            35
Vivian Zachariah                34                            34
Gaston Martinez                 34                            34
Long Tym Holywood               19         10                 29
Omar Brown                      22                            22
Jake Stothard                   21                            21
Jose Gainza                     21                            21
Alex Shaw                       21                            21
Lord Henrik Van Haarlink III    21                            21
Sercan Cali                     20                            20
Geraint Alacarde                20                            20
Herring                         18                            18
Steven Kemp                     18                            18
Jimto Labowman                  16                            16
Luis Van Der Bulli              16                            16
John Crane                      15                            15
Edoardo Lorenzo                 15                            15
Arawn Moridin                   15                            15
Mark Miwordz                    14                            14
Berko Ihejirika                 13                            13
James Taylor                    13                            13

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Awww, shame.. well, at least geraint has a decent amount of goals for a midfielder..

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Awesommmmmeeeee!!! Holywood going to have an European Adventure wahooo and yes!!!!!! we are going up say we are going up:cool:

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Yes! back to back promotions and it will only get easier until the top division!

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Unlucky Duffy, always next year!

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Looks like enniskillen really missed the mike litorus. gutting we will be back next year

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Should get the new season started today. Hopefully have an update this afternoon.

There are a few people at risk of being dropped from updates. rikulec, Marky Mark, badonkadoney & mack4life have not posted so have no idea if they are following. Please just post a line or so now and then so I know you are around. If nothing has been posted by the end of the next season I will edit the players to a 1 CA and remove them from updates.

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2013-14 Mid-Season Update

Second Division

Harold Kumar and Ambassadors sit top of the league by the narrowest of margins. Have yet to meet 2nd place Strathroy so it's difficult to name a favourite for the title at this stage. Both look good for promotion though.

Messi Jr continues his good form with Strathroy. He has now passed 150 league goals in just two and a half seasons at the club. Look to be strong enough for promotion and should some down to the two games against Ambassadors to decide the league winners.

Mid Ulster Intermediate A

Sercan Cali and Richhill have hit the ground running after promotion. Look to be in a tough group but Cali's 45 goals has shot them to the top. Looks very close at the top though and Richhill are still to travel to Seagoe and Tummery. Those away days should decide who wins the league.

Steve Duffy II leads the chase with Seagoe United. Only 2 points behind and with the leaders yet to travel to Seagoe they still have a chance at the title. Duffy is in great form with 33 league goals already.

Jake Stothard sits in 3rd place with Tummery Athletic. Although 5 points off the top spot they shouldn't be counted out yet. The 3 clubs around them all have to travel to Tummery giving them the advantage.

Omar Brown and Hanover haven't been able to adapt to the step up so far. They are in 4th and 7 points off the leaders. Have suffered some heavy defeats including 5-1 at Seagoe last time out and an 8-0 home defeat to Richhill.

North West Premier Division

Vivean Zachariah is much improved on last season and has Silverwood sitting top of the pile. It all looks to be going to plan for Zachariah and his progress is exactly how he predicted. Look like they will be tough to catch this year as already they have an eight point gap.

Alex Shaw and Hill Street have found the step up a bit too difficult. Already 10 points off the league leaders and it will have to be another season in the North West Premier.

Amateur Premier Division

Marky Mark has knocked in the goals to again put Nortel top of the league. It's very close though with just 5 points between the top 5. Mark has a game in hand though and can put a bit of distance between themselves and second place with a win.

Long Tym Holywood and Holywood should be topping the league. They suffered two awful defeats against Islandmagee and Albert Foundry, games they should have won. Unfortunately the European adventure didn't last long. They were drawn against Austrian side LASK Linz and went out 7-0 on aggregate in the second qualifying round.

Mark Miwordz and Bryansburn have also suffered defeats in games they should have won. Dundela, Killyleagh and Malachians have all taken maximum points against Mark and co. They need to be winning those kind of games to keep pace at the top.

Deep Throat is knocking the goals in for U.J.J. but the defence looks to be a problem at the moment. They have already conceded 32 league goals which is twice as many as the clubs above them. Will need to keep it tight at the back from here to have any chance at catching the leaders.

Ballymena Premier Division

Mike Litorus has put last years disappointment behind him to fire Enniskillen Santos top of the league. Only two points dropped all season has put them in a very strong position. Hard to see them slipping up from here so hopefully Mike will stay fit for the promotion play off this time.

Lord Henrik Van Haarlink III and Glebe Utd are doing quite well in their debut season in the Ballymena Premier. Second by quite a few points but they are playing well and hold the leagues best defensive record. It's a very small squad though and can't afford any injuries.

Gaston Martinez has scored a bucket load for Broomhill but it's only good enough for 3rd. They have a game in hand and could move into second with a win but promotion looks too much. They face Santos on the final day though so may be in a position to capitalize on any slip ups.

Jose Gainza inexplicably is not featuring in all the games for Dungannon Rovers. Has only played in half the league games so far despite plenty of goals and assists when he has played. Difficult to understand how they could drop him, especially with such a small squad.

Fermanagh 1st Division

John Crane finally has Enniskillen Town firing. Top of the league by 9 points they look nailed on for promotion now. Have recently gone into administration though and are lucky no points deductions apply in Ireland. No one has stepped up to buy the club yet but the players are still performing Crane in particular good form. Looks set for his highest goals tally so far.

Herring and Clabby Strollers are having a season to forget. Currently down in 6th place they can't build up any momentum. They had a poor start and took 4 games to find the first win. They then managed to win a few but are currently 4 without taking 3 points.

Mid Ulster 1st Division

Arawn Moridin and Churchtown have had a change of division and it looks to have done some good. Currently undefeated and top by 4 points with a 10 point gap to 3rd place. Looks like promotion is a possibility this year. Moridin is in great form, scoring and providing in quantity.

Luis Van Der Bullihas pushed Dungannon Tigers into the second promotion place. Have a decent lead over 3rd place St. Mary's but will need to keep performing to ensure they get that promotion.

Steven Kemp and St. Marys need favours from other teams to have any chance at promotion. Six points behind and very inconsistent means they only have a slim chance of going up.

Berko Ihejirika and Ballymacash are doing slightly better than last year but are still only good enough for 5th place. It's the same old story about needing a goal scorer that's the problem as they have only scored 17 in 14 games so far.

James Taylor missed 2 months action with fractured ribs and it looks like Moneyslane missed his input. They are way down in 7th and 15 points off the promotion spots. Shouts for the manager to be sacked fell on deaf ears as they handed the current manager another 12 month contract. The owners have recently decided it wasn't viable to be a professional club and have reverted to semi-pro status.

Amateur Division 1A

Geraint Alacarde looks nailed on for promotion with East Belfast. They have a 100% record and are 12 points clear of second place. Main striker Brian O'Neill has recently been ruled out for 3 weeks though. Hopefully that won't hinder their title chase.

Jimbo Labowman has put last years awful season behind him. Has managed to get Dundonald into second place but are only 1 point clear. Still have a game in hand so they have a chance to open up a bit of a gap. Has only just returned to action after knee ligament injury kept Jimbo out for 2 months in October.

Edoardo Lorenzo is in 3rd with Grove United. He can't be ruled out of catching 2nd place Dundonald yet but needs to stop drawing against the lesser teams. Too many dropped points against teams in the bottom half has left the chase out of their hands and needing favours.

The Cup holds interest for plenty of teams at the fourth round stage. Enniskillen Santos, Richhill, Ambassadors, U.U.J, East Belfast, Bryansburn & Strathroy are all still in the mix. The holders Holywood went out in the previous round, 5-4 aet against U.U.J.

League Cup has reached the semi final stage and Strathroy are still in with a shout. They face 1st division strugglers Dergview.

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Messi!. Looking good for promotion. May I say that I'm loving this sign-up, your doing a great job mate :)

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There or there abouts every season just cant seem to make that final push. Hopefully the other teams will slip up and we can grab that promotion spot

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come on mike keep fit this year and we are promoted!!

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Why is Harold suspended for everything? Also could you upload the cups as a tree so we can see where we lost?

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Wahooo 2nd in the league and not to far behind hopefully will be able to get promoted would like the rest of my team to chip in with a few goals though come on the Holywood

KUTGW SB

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Wow! 14 wins for 14 matches? Hahah nice one Geraint!

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Good to see Cali & Richhill up top. 45 goals is a good number considering his previous seasons I'd say.

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Come on Duffy! Need to get promoted asap lad!

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Yes! Keep banging them in Moridin! :D

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Of course my player hasn't featured >_< I'm only 100x the player of anyone else on my team :p

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Wow shocker, back to semi-pro and a long injury. Just not happening for us..

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