The Wonderkids – Part 7: Schaafted

Welcome back to the latest part of our mission to discover just how good a bunch of players with unlimited potential can become. So far, we made a late surge in our first season to secure the Division Three title making two additions to the squad on the way with our overall weakness appearing to be paper gloved goalkeepers. We have started life in Division Two quite successfully, but the goals and assists have become much more tightly dispersed and some players struggle with the step up. You can catch-up on our latest season from the beginning here.

Here is a customary reminder of where we left off last time out with some fellas from an Abbey chasing our behinds:

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5. A-Z of Football – Brescia (98/99) – Welcome to Italy

Brescia it is! This time round, the outfit are currently in Serie B after relegation from Serie A. The board must have expected instant promotion as they aren’t actually in a bad position. I mean, promotion could actually still be on the cards if the league table is anything to go by!

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Potless FC – Part 3: Stan & Beppe

Here’s Matt Wills with your Thursday fun. Potless FC are getting serious…

Crystal Palace, the team that has never won a major title, filled with players who haven’t won any either, sit 3rd in the Premiership under my tutelage and with all to play for in the domestic cups. Selhurst Park is a wonderful place to be at the moment.

We left Part 2 having been beaten by 17th place West Ham, so a pick me up is on the agenda, which comes in the form of Southampton who we netted 6 first half goals against earlier in the season.

It’s a tighter affair this time out at The Dell, Richard Shaw putting the game to bed after a late Saints rally.

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The Wonderkids – Part 6: Parry on Regardless

The Wonderkids is an experimentation to see just how far the games potential rating of -1 can take a squad of young players given enough game time to develop. There are 655 players of this nature in the database, but we could only select so many. You can catch up with last week here.

Last week we’d made an almost perfect start to life in Division Two sitting top of the table, unbeaten having only drawn one. Unfortunately, Thomas ‘paper hands’ Sorenson has helped us towards an early exit in the League Cup. I’m also considering sending Curtolo on loan to Brondby to play in their Champions League group stages for a bit of works experience. Here’s a reminder of the table:

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4.5 A-Z of Football – B?

There is a small reason this is currently 4.5. I decided to up sticks and leave Arsenal, in the hope that the game would progress a little faster and I can pick up a B job a lot quicker. There are a lot of “B” clubs in the game that look like good prospects…Little did I know how long this would take. As you can see below, I believe I have left the squad in good stead;

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