The Unexpected Champions – Part 10 | @Verbist_Philip

Merry weekend to you all and a big welcome back to Philip after his short break. Now, where was he?

Hallo allemaal!

Happy Saturday and after a job-driven break welcome back to the great city of Lier. Time flies and we are already in season 4 with the “Pallieters”. In the league we became the team to beat after 3 titles in a row. In the Belgian Cup however we didn’t shine just yet and that becomes our domestic focus this year.

Our number 1 goal remains the same and that is winning the Champions League by the end of season 5. How realistic is that I hear you think? It’s for sure ambitious! This year we have to get at least past the Group Stage, if not it’s just a lost cause. Do we have the team to do that? I believe we do: it’s balanced and we have sufficient depth. Will this be the year of Lilian & Lokonda? If they’re on fire, the sweeper keeper formation can and will be lethal.

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CD Dons – Episode 10: Still Got Our Dicks Out | @Emsonite

It’s Deano day! Some say he was named after the pet dinosaur from the Flintstones, others say he is from a family of Brian Deane fans. Either way, he’s got a bunch of angry players to manage…

  • Vinny Jones captain.
  • Only players with Aggression 18+ allowed
  • Hurt the opposition; fan prizes for sending offs, opposition injuries and total disciplinary points.
  • Thug-o-Meter; every CD Dons game is won, drawn or lost on injuries and cards (5 for a red, 3 for an injury, 1 for a yellow). +3 pts for a win, -1 for a draw, -3 for a loss. At the end of the season, I need to be in positive points, or I’ll get the sack.
  • Beat last season’s tally of +40 for extra quadruple pints for the fans
  • Spanish FA really don’t want us to win anything, pfft.
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The Blog Squad FC – Part 11 | @RossBell1984

Merry Wednesday to you! Seeing you through this hump day is Mr Ross Bell, who really has the Blog Squad motoring. And then they go to Bolton…

Welcome along to your Wednesday highlight, Grab a coffee and settle in.

Well that’s not how i planned this blog to start but a 4-2 loss to Bolton and yet another red card for the rock just makes it an even more miserable day.

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Bottoms Up – Part 16: Sweet 16! | @FMCM_FC

Nathan has some strong and accurate views on Tuesday, so come for them and stay for the latest from the Upside Down leagues

Tuesday is such a nothing day isn’t it. Not the start of the week but no where near the weekend. Hopefully another episode in the Upside Down world of CM9798 can brighten the day for 5 or 10 minutes. In the last update we started unbeaten back in the Premier League but Celtic finally beat us to end our League Cup run early.

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AFC United – Part 29: Hall and The Gang | @Matt_C_Wills

It’s Monday which means we get another season of Matt’s AFC United. Can they get some of their titles back?

Hello, and welcome back to your weekly installment of seasonal action from Hall and The Gang. Last time out we rattled through season 12 and picked up the weakest of trebles – the Charity Shield, World Club Cup and European Super Cup.

We’re relegated to the Uefa Cup for this season and will be missing Champions League monies – not that there are many ex Utd regens clamouring to join us.

AUGUST

Anyway, on with Season 13 and the Charity Shield carries on without us and Oldham Athletic fan Dave Mathieson wins it for FA Cup holders Derby, giving new manager David Beckham his first taste of silverware.

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A Game of Luck: Is the Game Engine Against You? | @KingOfTheRooks

Philip is having a well deserved week off so we’ve let Andrew loose for this one off special…is the game against you?

You’re probably wondering what on earth this is all about, well…last year we ran a test on ability vs. stats (you can re-read it here) and that’s all well and good but…what impact does luck have on a save? Have you ever had the perfect squad, but things just go against you (like getting beaten by a terrible side)? Annoying, isn’t it? To test this theory that the random winds of change are stacked against you at times we’ve gone wild…

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CD Dons – Episode 9: El Empire Strikes Back! | @Emsonite

If you don’t know Deano by now, you will never, never, never know me…wait hang on, that was Simply Red, not Deano. Here’s the main man from Costa del Dons:

Recap of Rules & Objectives

  • Vinny Jones captain.
  • Only players with Aggression 18+ allowed
  • Hurt the opposition; fan prizes for sending offs, opposition injuries and total disciplinary points.
  • Thug-o-Meter; every CD Dons game is won, drawn or lost on injuries and cards (5 for a red, 3 for an injury, 1 for a yellow). +3 pts for a win, -1 for a draw, -3 for a loss. At the end of the season, I need to be in positive points, or I’ll get the sack.
  • Beat last season’s tally of +40 for extra quadruple pints for the fans
  • Spanish FA really don’t want us to get promoted or to win anything, pfft.
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