CM9798 Retirement Home – Part 20: EU Problems

Hello and welcome to a new season at the Retirement Home! We’re still on a major high from last week where not only were we promoted from Division 2 but some hero cleared our debt and gave us £2m to spend. That’s a lot of veterans.

CASH INJECTION

Will we spend it wisely in Division 1? I’ll let you be the judge of that…

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CM9798 Retirement Home – Part 19: Keegan rules

Good morning and welcome back to the Retirement Home. The old lads are somehow pulling it all together at last, having been down in the doldrums we now sit 5th in Division 2, looking for a return to Division 1 at the second attempt. Financially we remain a mess but thankfully over 35s don’t command much in the way of a transfer fee. Here’s where we pick up:

table Div 2 January S6

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CM9798 Retirement Home – Part 18: Taking the Mick

Well fancy seeing you here! The Retirement Home are bouncing back like Alan Partridge – so not that successfully – but we do at least occupy a playoff place at this early-ish stage of the season. With only over 35s at our disposal and a £3m debt owed, the odds are we will only be heading one way in this table. Then again, we’ve defied the odds before…

Div 2 top S6 Oct

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CM9798 Retirement Home – Part 17: Second wind

Good day to you. The Retirement Home, in my mind, would involve me picking up former International footballers and slowly but steadily making our way up the leagues. We’d have a great time, be everyone’s second team and win, lose or draw, someone would get the drinks in. It appeared that way for two, arguably three seasons. But now, we sit here having just finished 15th in Division Two. This once proud set of men conceded 87 goals on their way to midtable mediocrity in England’s third tier. Where do we go from here?

Div 2 table final S5

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CM9798 Retirement Home – Part 16: Diamond Lights

Hello! Welcome back to the Retirement Home, where we are about to embark on the final update of Season 5. Consolidation has been the key as we’ve dragged ourselves from the relegation places to midtable. The debt remains high but nothing will lower our spirits, although a cold winter would be a concern. Here’s where we rejoin the action:

Div 2 January S5

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CM9798 Retirement Home – Part 15: Rebuild

Good day to you and welcome back to the Retirement Home. It has all gone a bit awry here, as successive promotions now seem a distant memory. We find ourselves not only back in Division 2 but in the relegation places, hoping that our over 35s club can find some inspiration. One thing is for sure, we won’t be able to buy our way out of trouble. The debt continues to spiral out of control. Here’s where we rejoin the action:

table end of October S5

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