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November 27, 2006

SeppWatch 1

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/6187030.stm

In the first installment of SeppWatch, Sepp paves the way for:
a) Drafting
b) Play-offs

Stayed tuned for more senility from the man with the Big Ideas


February 17, 2006

Romania Qualify For Warwick World Cup

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A 4-0 drubbing walkover against Sri Lanka secured qualification for Romania and the winners of the Poland-Colombia match in Group I of the Warwick World Cup. Romania secured 7 points from a possible 9 and are guaranteed qualification for next term's Warwick World Cup proper. Romania can finish top of the group if Poland fail to beat Colombia by two goals (or by 1 goal if they score more than 2).

A big thanks to Shaz Saleem and Chris McKeown for doing a great job of organising the qualifiers.

Watch out for dyed blonde hair if we make the knockouts next term!!!


February 14, 2006

Romania win opening game

Follow-up to Steau ButylEster players called up to Romania team from No I said DublIN marathon

Romania notched up a solid 2–1 victory in their opening Group I game against an individually skillful Colmbian team. Columbia had called up many of their Europe based players and Romania were without defence/midifeld/attack dynamo/enforcer Espen Tangen, who was jetlagged after a mamouth 2hr flight.

Coles, Macreath, Day and Edgeworth started outfield, with Gott in goal and Haggart and Bailey on the bench. Colombia started brightly but solid work at the back and midifield saw the organised Romanians keep them at bay; Colmbia restricted to two shots from distance in the first half. The half ended with Bailey prostrate on the floor having put his life, and manhood, on the line for the team.

The second half saw both teams start brightly, but eventually Coles was able to capitalise on a loose pass by the Colombian keeper and slotted home first time with his left into the empty net. Romania looked solid to hold on for the victory, with one outstanding save from Gott, before naive defending by Bailey let the Colombians back into the game. With time ticking down a fast break by Coles and Edgeworth split the Colombian defence with Edgeworth cooly slotting past the helpless 'keeper. Romania looked comofrtable after that and were denied a third as the final whistle blew with Macreath bearing down on goal.

Team:

  • Andy "Iron Stomch" Gott (gk)
  • Devan "Glass Balls" Bailey
  • Dave "Glass Toe" Haggart
  • Stuart "Nose Tackle" Coles
  • Ben "No Tackles" Macreath
  • Tom "Der Hammer" Day
  • Jon "Die Rake" Edgeworth

Goal scorers:

  • Coles (1)
  • Edgeworth (1)

Man(hood) Of The Match:
Devan's balls


February 13, 2006

Bailey added to Romania squad

Follow-up to Steau ButylEster players called up to Romania team from No I said DublIN marathon

Breaking news:

Devan Bailey from S.H.A.F.T. has been drafted into the Romanian national team for the Warwick World Cup for fear that the majority of the rest of the squad are too fat and old to cut it against the Colombians.


February 10, 2006

Steau ButylEster players called up to Romania team

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Several 'Ester players have been called up to the Romanian national team for the Warwick World Cup Qualifiers which start next week. Romania are in a tough qualifying Group I with Colombia (11am Tues), Poland (12:30pm Thurs) and Sri Lanka (10am Fri).

The preliminary squad is as follows:

  • Coles (Steau ButylEster)
  • Day (Steau ButylEster)
  • Haggart (Steau ButylEster)
  • Tangen (Steau ButylEster, on long-term loan from UIT)
  • Edgeworth (Chi Sci II)
  • Gott (Steau ButylEster)

More players may be added upon request/by invitation.

The top two teams from each of the 14 groups will qualify, as will England as hosts and the three "best" third placed teams.


December 06, 2005

Are FIFA nuts???

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/internationals/4503612.stm

The BBC are reporting that players selected for their nation's World Cup squads won't be eligible to play for their clubs after May 15th – ruling them out of the Champions League Final. Are they nuts, or just incompetent?

[edit] It appears that they are merely nuts, and not, as I previously inferred, incompetent. They have made an exception for the Champions League Final, but are intent on screwing over any Football League clubs in the Play-Offs that have players at the World Cup.


England won't be playing Brazil (yet)

Writing about web page http://www.fifaworldcup.com

Well good old Uncle Sepp has handed England a boost before the World Cup, ranking us 2nd behind Brazil. That we are (on average) 6 places behind Brazil has not been touched on, but hey.

Holland has been screwed over by not reaching Japan/Korea, thus placing 15th overall for their WC points and sees them unseeded despite being consistently ranked higher than all of the seeds bar Argentina, Brazil and France (who don't count anyway).

All around this is great news for England as we shouldn't fear anybody from pots 2 or 4. Bad news for Serbia & Montenegro who know that they will face either Brazil, Argentina or Mexico in their group in June.

Finally, my dream Group:
England, Poland, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago.


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