Well hello there. Welcome back to the 2021 CM Cup and more precisely Groups A and B. By the end of today we could know the identity of our first qualifiers into the knockout rounds but likewise there are teams scrapping to stay alive. Things are getting interesting and I’ll get you scores, you’ll find them here first on Robot Wars. Might have mixed my intros there.Continue reading
Well hello! We’re onto day three already, or if it feels like day 30 then well done for sticking with us. After today we’ll have seen all teams show their hand and amongst them are the defending champion and the 2019 winner. Both are bald – read into that what you will.Continue reading
Hola! It’s time for day two of the 2021 CM Cup where we’ll see 8 more teams make their bow. We’ll see four of the blog squad, two debutants and two regulars. It’s an exciting time and to start, we’re off to the Verbiststadion.Continue reading
Good morning to you and welcome to the 2021 CM Cup. Over the next two weeks via the method of a daily blog entry we will go from 24 teams to one overall champion. It is the fifth annual CM Cup and I can’t wait to find out who is going to walk away as the champion. You can read the preview here if you want to remind yourself of the runners and riders but otherwise, let’s get on to today’s action where we’ll see Groups A and B get underway.
If you missed it, we had an “opening ceremony” last night which you can relive here:Continue reading
Ahh the end of Season 7, the most finely poised of the seasons. Granted we are nowhere near achieving our aim of overhauling Ajax at the top of this infernal league but we are above PSV, so that’s a start. I’m not even sure the gap to Ajax is getting smaller year on year but nevertheless, we are still in the hunt for a European place next season either by league position or, if you will suspend reality for a minute, winning either the Pints Cup or the UEFA Cup. I won’t hold my breath.Continue reading
Hello! Welcome back to the Retirement Academy, where a team of 5 oldies and 5 youngies (and a keeper) are trying to take over the Dutch League. Toppling Ajax was the original target but frankly getting anywhere near them would ne a start. We sit 10 points adrift as we pick things up in season 7…Continue reading
Welcome! We finally did it. Not the overall objective of overthrowing Ajax but the minor target of qualifying for the UEFA Cup. It’s a start. It’s a land where we can develop players and begin the difficult task of closing down a 24 point gap to Ajax. Sounds easy doesn’t it?Continue reading
Greetings! It’s the end of another season for the Retirement Academy and I’ve got a good feeling that this is the season we actually make noticeable progress. It has been steady so far and probably not riveting for you, the noble reader. So if you’ve stuck with us, I hope today brings you some gratification. The Academy are 14 games from Europe. Let’s not screw it up!Continue reading
Greetings! We’re coming up to the end of the season here on cm9798.co.uk and we’ll be having our traditional curtain closer (is that a thing?) to round off an incredible year of writing.
This is the 2021 CM Cup – and it’s live! (it’s not)Continue reading
Hola! Not sure why I opted for Spanish there but what’s written is written. It was a bleak start to season 6 in some ways, as we exited the Pints Cup at the group stage but found ourselves up in 4th after 7 games. There’s a saying about having to step back to go forwards but I’m not overly sure that is the case here. We will however endeavour to find out.Continue reading