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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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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CD Dons – Episode 3: B*stards Assemble | @Emsonite

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 2: The Thug-o-Meter | @Emsonite

It’s back to Deano’s latest project as the Costa Del Dons begin to take shape. Has Vinny got any teammates? What do the locals want?

Having been granted permission to join the Segunda Division, we get to work on our kit and stadium. The Wimbledon colours remain but are switched around, so our players don’t bake in dark blue. We look more like Oxford now, but you won’t find many University degrees in our playing squad. We are going for less brains, more brawn as will be explained.

CD Dons will play at a 40,000 stadium with 6 seats.  Built by some local cowboys, cash in-hand. Welcome to the Benalmadena Arena.

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CD Dons – Episode 1: Relocation | @Emsonite

From the wonderful mind of Deano comes a new series. From a time long before the MK Dons, here we have CD Dons. I’ll let Dean explain further…

Introduction

Hello and good day to you all. I’ve never done blogs before but enjoyed reading them so much, I thought I’d give it a go. There is some great content from Dave and the ‘Blog Squad’ who give up their time to entertain us all. 97/98 is my favourite ever football game, I would have been about 14/15 when it came out, so to read & write about it today brings a smile to my face – I hope yours too. My first blog about Wrexham was fairly well-received. One or two snipes; Was it too easy? One or two people took offense. You can’t please everyone, I suppose.

I’m now in a position that a band would call their tough second album. Do we opt for more of the same and try to take it up a notch? Or do we ostracise our listeners, experiment and call it “progression”. It’s shit or bust.

As you can probably already tell, I’m going for more of the same with my second blog. Staying true to my roots. Which means more complete nonsense, parody, uniformed opinions and whatever pops into my head at the time.

So, here goes…

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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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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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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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