The Retirement Academy – Part 29: Exchange Rate

Good morning! Or afternoon. Evening? Wherever you are reading this, there should be a wave of positivity about you if you’ve been reading the Retirement Academy over the past 28 episodes. Granted, probably not 27 of them but the new motto that THIS IS OUR YEAR has not yet come back to bite us. We’re 5th after 6 games, it’s a reason for us to celebrate.

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CD Dons – Episode 6: Big Blokes with Small Tackles | @Emsonite

I can’t really tee up Deano, the man speaks for himself. As ever here’s a recap of what is going on here and then over to Spain for the latest:

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.
  • Spanish FA really don’t want us to get promoted or to win anything, pfft.
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The Blog Squad FC – Part 7 | @RossBell1984

Happy hump day! Leading you into the back end of the week is The big Rossman and the Blog Squad.

Welcome back to the only place to be on a Wednesday. We are halfway through our second season and are on a good run. Let’s see if we can keep it up this week.

Wycombe are no match for the form team in the country as Dave continues to bang in the goals, the vultures are circling.

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CD Dons – Episode 5: The Little Sh*t | @Emsonite

Happy Deano day! The CD Dons are looking for goals and reds, in no particular order. If you missed the previous episode click here

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.
  • Spanish FA really don’t want us to get promoted or to win anything, pfft.
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CD Dons – Episode 4: Spice Boys | @Emsonite

Good morning and welcome to Thursday. Here’s Deano with the latest from CD Dons and as ever, here’s the recap:

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.
  • Spanish FA really don’t want us to get promoted or to win anything, pfft.
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The Blog Squad FC – Part 5 | @RossBell1984

Happy hump day! Here’s Ross and the Blog Squad and the start of season two.

Here we go again, after last season’s success let’s have a blast at division 2 then shall we.

As you can see from that starting line up the only OG Blog squaders remaining are Barry Combe, Andrew Chapman, Nick Rowe, Rob Tait, Zak Brockman and Dave Black. If we can make it to the end of this season with all of them still in the squad we will have done well i think.

You can also see the big name additions I persuaded to join us in the shape of Illie Dumitrescu, Hristo Stoitchkov and David Howells….. Plenty of firepower to see us out of Div 2, 3-0 away at Grimsby to start the season will do very nicely

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