Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham: A Global Force – Part 13: The End | @emsonite

Off we go to Wrexham for the last time. Deano has had a great time with Ryan Reynolds’ millions but is there an icing atop this cake?

Recap of Ryan’s rules and milestones:

  • Only 1 player, per nationality in the squad
  • All 7 continents & USA represented in starting XI (Chile represents Antarctica)
  • £20m bank balance at end of season 1 – complete
  • £30m bank balance at end of season 2 – complete
  • Win Premier League within 4 seasons – complete
  • Good Champions League Run – complete
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The Retirement Academy – Part 16: Not enough pints

Welcome back! Season 6 is upon us here in Holland. The Retirement Academy managed to finish 6th, a sizeable improvement on previous seasons but narrowly short of European football. I think. I might be surprised but Holland isn’t as forthcoming with European places as other nations – especially when Heerenveen win the bloody Pints Cup.

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Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham: A Global Force – Part 12: If you can’t beat them, buy them | @emsonite

Here’s Deano to light up your Thursday. His vision of Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham is quite remarkable…

Recap of Ryan’s rules and milestones:

  • Only 1 player, per nationality in the squad
  • All 7 continents & USA represented in starting XI (Chile represents Antarctica)
  • £20m bank balance at end of season 1 – complete
  • £30m bank balance at end of season 2 – complete
  • Win Premier League within 4 seasons – complete
  • Good Champions League Run
  • Bonus – Win FA Cup
  • Bonus – Win League Cup
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Championship Manager Podcast Episode 13: Stu’s Footy Flashbacks, Champions League Manager & CM Cup 2021!

Good morning! I’m delighted to bring you episode 13 of the only Championship Manager podcast on the interwebs. Three guests join Ross and I this week and you can download the episode here or find it in your usual podcast places under Man on the Post.

Here’s a synopsis of sorts:

  • Stu from @Stusfootyflash tells us why CM9798 is the greatest version but also lifts the lid on the background to his football flashbacks account.
  • CLM Chairman Nick Rowe and reigning CM Cup champion Rob Tait give us the rundown of Champions League manager – how it came about, the story so far and the work that goes into it.
  • Nick & Rob conduct the draw for the 2021 CM Cup, coming this May

Once again you can listen to the episode here – enjoy!

The Retirement Academy – Part 15: Micker Wins

Good morning to you! Ahh the run in episode, which is really hard to get excited about in Holland because it is practically half the season. I blame the Pints Cup for this. Anyway, it’s January, the Retirement Academy are 5th, yes FIFTH and chasing European football. I hope 5th is good enough, I’ll be honest, I don’t know for sure. Here’s the state of play where we pick things up.

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Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham: A Global Force – Part 11: Europe, how sophisticated! | @emsonite

Here’s Deano to lighten your Thursday with the latest from Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham. If it turns out like this in real life it’ll be a very sound investment…

Recap of Ryan’s rules and milestones:

  • Only 1 player, per nationality in the squad
  • All 7 continents & USA represented in starting XI (Chile represents Antarctica)
  • £20m bank balance at end of season 1 – complete
  • £30m bank balance at end of season 2 – complete
  • Win Premier League within 4 seasons – complete 
  • Season 4 – good Champions League run
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Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham: A Global Force – Part 10: Cool Run-Ins | @emsonite

Here’s Deano with the latest from Wrexham. The big bucks are being splashed but is there a wonderful ending?

Recap of Ryan’s rules and milestones:

  • Only 1 player, per nationality in the squad
  • All 7 continents & USA represented in starting XI (Chile represents Antarctica)
  • £20m bank balance at end of season 1 – complete
  • £30m bank balance at end of season 2 – complete
  • Win Premier League within 4 seasons
  • Bonus – Win FA Cup
  • Bonus – Win League Cup
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Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham: A Global Force – Part 9: Spend, Spend, Spend! | @emsonite

Recap of Ryan’s rules and milestones:

  • Only 1 player, per nationality in the squad
  • All 7 continents & USA represented in starting XI (Chile represents Antarctica)
  • £20m bank balance at end of season 1 – complete
  • £30m bank balance at end of season 2 – complete
  • Win Premier League within 4 seasons
  • Bonus – Win FA Cup
  • Bonus – Win League Cup

Last week, Wrexham won promotion to the Premier League on the last day of the season. Ryan Reynolds, of course, has been taking all the credit. Making various television appearances. Here he is on MNF.

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