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  1. Re: Gold Championship 152 Discussion Thread Hayes and Yeading make it 4 promotions in a row Hayes and Yeading have finally made it to the English Premier league after 4 hungry seasons which saw them climb from division 5, 4, 3 and now 2 in just 4 seasons. Hayes now go into the English top flight next season for the first time with the challenge of staying there.
  2. Re: Gold Championship 53/Match Reports/Transfers. Arsenal fans celebrate 7 Trophies in 2 seasons As season 15 comes to an end in GC53, Arsenal have managed to wrap up their most successful season finishing with 4 trophies on top of last seasons 3. Last season Arsenal managed to win: SMFA Shield English Cup English Charity Shield Were runners up in: English Shield English Division 1 This season Arsenal managed to win: SMFA Champions Cup SMFA Super Cup English Cup English Shield Were runners up in: English Division 1 English Charity Shield Report Arsenal had a poor start to the season which saw them lose 4-1 on penalties to Everton in the English Charity Shield Final at Wembley at a 1-1 draw after extra time. However Arsenal had an immediate opportunity for revenge over their English rivals as they met again days later, this time in Monaco at Louis II for the SMFA Super Cup Final. Again the game was too even to call and after a goaless 0-0 draw the game went to penalties again, but this time Arsenal took the advantage and won 4-3. Arsenal continued to dominate abroad after climbing out of their SMFA Champions Cup group of River Plate, Chievo Verona and Hannover 96. They then went on to knock out Brazilian side Atlético Paranaense, Real Madrid and Juventus before meeting Scottish powerhouse Rangers in the final in Italy at the Stadio San Paolo. Goals from Isco, Nasri (2) and Van Persie (2) gave Arsenal a 5-1 commanding win. As holders Arsenal went into the English Cup strong, beating Torquay United, Norwich City, Everton, Aston Villa and Manchester United before meeting London rivals Fulham in the Final. 3 goals from Van Persie and a penalty from Tevez gave Arsenal a 4-2 victory and enabled them to hold onot the English Cup for the 3rd season in a row. After coming runners up in last seasons English Shield Arsenal wanted to go one further this season and reached the final by beating Crystal Palace, Manchester City, Shorpe United, Swansea City and Derby County. In the final Arsenal came up against Newcastle United but 2 goals from Van Persie gave Arsenal a 2-0 victory. Arsenal couldnt manage to catch English Division 1 winners Newcastle United who finished 11 points above the gunners. Arsenal Player of the season: Ivory Coast forward Seydou Doumbia finally got his chance to show what he can do when given playing time for the gunners, with Tevez and Van Persie busy in other competitions meant Doumbia could step up in the league which he did and managed to finish as the leagues top scorer with 20 goals in 24 games, also providing 8 assists and 4 man of the match performances. Transfers Arsenal managed 2 exciting signings at the end of the season with 22 year old Spanish attacking midfielder Isco joining from FC Porto for 20 million and proven striker Sergio Aguero moving across London from Chelsea in a deal which saw Cesc Fabregas move the other way. 2 other big departures were Song and Sagna.
  3. Re: Gold Championship 114 Transfer news and discussion FC Porto Manager moves to Man United Breaking news this morning that English born AJ Manager has returned home to manage Manchester United. After many successful years in Portugal with FC Porto there were rumors that the manager was looking for a new challenge and as a result was offered the Manchester United role. The new manager takes charge today at home against Bolton in the league before travelling away for a tough encounter with Liverpool in the 4th round of the English Cup on monday night. The new managers priority is a top 4 league finish. Manager History: FC Porto Games - 506 Total Trophies - 23 League Champions - 3 Portuguese Cups - 7 Portuguese Shields - 8 Charity Shields - 5 AJ Manager leaves FC Porto currently 1st of the Portuguese League after 26 games with 70 points, 26 above 2nd placed Sporting CP. The club is also still in the Portuguese Cup and the SMFA Champions Cup quarter final.
  4. Re: Gold Championship 152 Discussion Thread Another Season...Another Promotion for Hayes and Yeading For the 3rd season in a row West London club Hayes and Yeading have managed promotion...this time into English Division 2. Hayes and Yeading were crowned Division 3 champions, finishing the season on 94 points (11 points higher than second placed Huddersfield Town). Of their 46 games they won 28, drew 10 and lost 8 and managed to score 134 goals. Players worth a mention 19 year old striker Divock Origi managed 23 goals and 6 assists in 21 games Jeremy Bokila managed 19 goals and 13 assists in 38 games Charlie Austin managed 15 goals and 5 assists in 20 games Blerim Dzemali managed 4 goals and 29 assits in 24 games Transfers Out - Asamoah Gyan could be on his way out of West London after becoming frustrated with having to constantly fight for a starting position in the team with the likes of Origi and Austin in such good form. Out - Blerim Dzemali who only joined the club this season from Liverpool for 5.6 million has attracted a lot of interest from abroad after becoming an assist machine for Hayes and Yeading this season with 29 and a solid bid could be accepted by the club. Out - Players departed this season include Vincent Aboubakar (FC Lorient 9 million), Danny Ings (Burnley 6.4 million), Liam Bridcutt (Sunderland 5 million), Stefan Mitrovic (FC Freiburg 5.9 million), Stoppila Sunzu (Sochaux 5 million) and Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest 6.2 million) In - Players in this season include Blerim Dzamali (Liverpool 5.6 million), Carles Gil (Getafe 4.5 million), Divock Origi (Lille 5.1 million), Oscar Duarte (Club Brugge 3.1 million), Josh McEachran (FC Porto 3.1 million), Emanuel Insua (Free Agent 2.4 million), Frank Acheampong (RSC Anderlecht 4 million), Jordan Cousins (Free Agent 1.9 million), and Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient 2.8 million). In - Players for next season 23 year old, Ghana attacking midfielder/forward Jordan Ayew joins from Olympique Marseille for 6.1 million and is likely to start as a winger in the team in Division 2, depending on the departure of fellow country man Gyan. 20 year old German midfielder Emre Can, who can also play as left back joins from Bayer Leverkusen for 7.1 million to either play alongside Dzamali or replace him if he leaves the club. 24 year old Columbian winger Carlos Carbonero who joins as a free agent for a fee of 2.3 million who will add options on the wings. With limited funds Hayes and Yeading are only likely to make further signings from money coming in from departing players
  5. Re: Gold Championship 17 - Setup News Ivory Coast forward fires Reading to highest league finish Seydou Doumbia English Division 1 top scorer Ivory Coast forward Seydou Doumbia celebrated his 3rd season at Reading with an outstanding 32 goals in 34 games for the Royals, 12 more than Falcao, helping them to their highest league finish of 3rd, just 2 points behind league champions Wolves. Lukaku also managed 17 goals in 27 games and Dries Mertens 10 in 25 games. Transfers: Departures: Reading accepted some big cash bids last season with players such as Anderson Hernanes (25 million) , Glen Johnson (20million), Phil Jagielka (15 million) and Lacina Traore (20 million) all leaving the club. Arrivals: The money recieved was reinvested in players such as Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens, Steven Caulker, Radja Nainggolan and Micah Richards. Next: With Reading having a place in next season Champions League the manager has already managed to sign a number of players to add strength to his squad: Goalkeeper: David Ospina (7.7 million) Defender: Serge Aurier (22.3 million) Defender/midfielder: Muhamed Besic (1.4 million + Oboabona) Midfielder: Ander Herrrera (15 million) Likely lineup for season 16 Leno Aurier Richards Benatia Mangala Cerci Hazard Matuidi Mertens Doumbia Lukaku
  6. Re: Gold Championship 69 Match Reports/News/Transfers Thread Haha thanks mate, Hopefully get you in the cup next season providing I manage a top 4 finish
  7. Re: Gold Championship 69 Match Reports/News/Transfers Thread Breaking News From Madrid Reports from Spain this morning bring news of a new manager appointed at Real Madrid in the form of the ex APOEL manager. Real Madrid officials have issued a statement saying they made a formal offer to the manager of Cyprus based APOEL after the departure of the previous manager which has been accepted and the new manager will jump straight into todays game at home against Lavente. The new Madrid boss spoke to the media and said "The offer came as a complete supprise and was a very quick decision to accept. Although I've had 12 great seasons with APOEL and want to thank the players, owners and fans, I look forward to taking charge of one of the biggest teams in the world. I wish APOEL all the best and I'm sure will meet them some day in the Champions League." Manager History: APOEL Seasons - 12 Games - 548 Greek League Winner - 4 Greek Cup Winner - 1 Greek Shield Winner - 5 Greek Charity Shield Winner - 4 SMFA Champions Shield Winner - 2 SMFA Super Cup Winner - 1 APOEL currently sit top of the greek league after 24 games on 63 points, 26 points above second placed Olympiacos. Real Madrid as it stands: Real Madrid currently sit 4th in the Spanish League, 11 points behind 1st placed Barcelona. It is reported the aim for the season is simple to ensure Champions League football next season and finish as high as possible in the league. The new manager has already said he expects to be busy in the transfer market with players likely to move in and out of Madrid
  8. Re: It's Here Gold Championship 200! (Thread) Brentford Promoted to Championship Brentford Left it until the last day of the season to be crowned English Division 3 champions. The day started with both Brentford and Bournemouth already promoted to Division 2 next season but the number 1 spot was still up for grabs with Brentford on 91 points and Bournemouth on 90 points however a 5-3 win against Bradford City and a 2-1 loss for Bournemouth against south coast rivals Portsmouth meant Brentford finished top of the league by 4 points. Stand Out Players: Asamoah Gyan who joined Brentford for 6.6 million towards the end of last season had a standout first full season with Brentford being named as the leagues best player with 13 man of the match displays and recieving the golden boot for 24goals in 34 games also managing 13 assists. Danny Ings Who like Gyan joined Brentford towards the end of last season for a bargain price of 1.6 million pushed Gyan for the golden boot all season with 1 less goal at 23 in 37 games for the Bees but provided 1 more assist with 14 and picking up 10 man of the macth performances. Bobley Anderson 13 goals and Berahino 12 goals also worth a mention. Ravel Morrision Topped the league assists with 20 in 39 games with Adam Lallana mananging 11 in his first full season at the club. Defenders Godfrey Oboabona, Kyle Bartley, Kenneth Omeruo and Stoppila Sunzu also worth a mention for solid performances at the back. Next Brentford now look to strengthen in some areas for the Championship but may have to sell some star players to fund any transfer bids
  9. Re: Gold Championship 152 Discussion Thread Hayes and Yeading Secure 2nd Promotion in a row After gaining promotion to English Division 4 last season as Play off winners, Hayes and Yeading made it 2 out of 2 after being promoted for the 2nd season running thi time as Division 4 champions! League Stats: P 46 W 31 D 8 L 7 GF 140 GA 45 GD 95 Pts 101 Players: ABOUBAKAR, Vincent Joined this season for a club record 5.6 million and proved his worth by being crowned as the leagues best player and top goal scorer with 30 goals in 37 games, also providing 16 assists! LÉO, Artur 19 year old Brazilian attacking midfielder Artur Leo who joined the club for 548k last season was the leagues top goal provider with 27 assists in 37 games in Division 4 adding to the 16 from Diviosn 5 last season. INGS, Danny Who joined Hayes and Yeading for a bargain price of 1.6 million last season was second in the assist rankings with 20 in 36 games also scoring 8 BOKILA, Jeremy Fan favorite Jeremy Bokila deserves a mention scoring 19 goals in 19 games and assisting 11 after recovering from injury. AUSTIN, Charlie Charlie Austin also deserves a mention in his first season with 13 goals in 20 games Next 3rd promotion to the Championship?...may take more than one season Players....a lot of interest in players such as ABOUBAKAR, Vincent cany Hayes and Yeading hold on to him or will a big money offer be too hard to turn down
  10. Re: GC 400: official forum thread AFC Bournemouth English Shield Winners AFC Bournemouth 1 - 0 Newcastle AFC Bournemouth have tonight won the English Shield final against northern giants Newcastle! Bournemouth who gained their place in the final after knocking out Brighton, Port Vale, Luton Town, West Ham, Aston Villa and Leicester went into the game on a poor run of form after losing their last 2 league games without scoring a single goal. The south coast team struck first today though when 27 year old Charlie Daniels beat Tim Krul on 11 minutes scoring the only goal of the game. Outstanding performances from the likes new signing Andre-pierre Gignac and goalkeeper Lee Camp proved enough for Bournemouth to edge the win after a very even game. Whats Next? The Bournemouth manager hopes that tonights victory will put the team back on track after a dissapointing run in the league where they sit 15th and 8 points behind the playoff places. The manager is also looking to make new signings to help push up the table having already signed French forward Andre-pierre Gignac for 5.6 million from Marseille and defenders Liam Rosenior, 2.8 million from Hull and Joel Ward, 3.4 million from Crystal Palace
  11. Re: Gold Championship 300 QPR Qualify For SMFA Football After finishing 12th in the league in season 1, QPR manage a top 5 finish in season 2 qualifying for next seasons SMFA Shield! With 20 wins, 10 draws and 8 loses the West London team finished the season on 70 points, 6 behind 4th place Tottenham and 6 above 6th placed Southampton. Season 2 Transfers Out: Season 2 saw 17 players leave Loftus Road including German defender Robert Huth who left for Spanish club Espanyol yesterday for 10 million. In: 12 players joined QPR including: Experienced English defender Phil Jagielka (8.4 million from Everton) Brazilian attacking midfielder Alex Teixiera (11.1 million from Zenit) Ex Chelsea attacker Salomon Kalou (8.5 million from Lille) Promising 21 year old Dutch defender Bruno Martins Indi (12.2 million from Feyenoord) Colombian attacker Adrian Ramos (6.4 million from Hertha Berlin) Brazilian full back Goncalves Ismaily (5.7 million from Shakhtar Donetsk) Player of the season Loic Remy QPR player of the season 2 seasons running with another outstanding display for his team. Goals: Remy managed to score 23 goals in 31 games in season 2 for QPR just 5 goals short of the league top scorer Robin Van Persie Assists: As well as 23 goals Remy assisted 11 goals in his 31 games Man of the match 8 times Remy Leads QPR to 5th in the league Also worth a mention: Forwards Papiss Cisse Leading the attack with Remy scoring 15 and assisting 5 in 33 games. Mame Diouf Although kept out of the first team by Cisse and Remy Diouf still managed 5 goals and 4 assists in only 11 games Midfielders: Lucas Fernando and Esteban Granero played the role of defensive midfield with ease and also managed 7 goals and 19 assists between them. Douglas Costa The Brazilian attacking midfielder managed 6 goals and 13 assists in 22 games Defenders M'Bia, Bedimo, Jagielka, Martins Indi and captain Ashley Williams all had outstanding seasons in defence for QPR and are the main reason for the teams 5th place finish. What next? A number of QPR players are attracting interest from big teams but the manager hopes to hold on to most of his players with SMFA football next season. QPR managed to get to the English Shield Quarter Final before losing to Tottenham 3-1 but were knocked out in Round 1 of the English Cup by supprise giant killers Brantree Town 2-0. The manager has said ' a couple of players may leave and we will obviously look to replace them and also bring in a few more squad players to add depth to hopefully push for a repeat of this season and better our cup performance.'
  12. Re: Another new design... Having quite a few issues with the new web layout. Currently unable to change my tactics/lineup or make any transfer bids as well as little issues like not being able to delete messages for example. Is anyone having these same problems and aware of when these sort of things should be working correctly?
  13. Re: .:The Official Thread Of GC 175:. Newcastle United News After a poor start to the season which saw Newcastle bottom of the league after 3 games brought in a change of management who led the Magpies to a 9th place finish in the league, the English Shield quarter final, and 4th round of the English Cup. However the team failed to get out of their SMFA Cup group, coming bottom under 3 teams they really should have dealt with! The Newcastle manager is said to be pleased with his teams performance throughout the season and hopes now to have the foundations to build on and push in all competitions next season. 'The team has taken a while to gel together and regain confidence which cost us in the early stages of the season' said the manager. 'A number of players left us at the begining of my management including the likes of promising midfielder Christian Erikson who moved to Manchester city on a deal including Dzeko heading to Newcastle, however we have also added a number of promising players such as Leighton Baines, Kolo Toure, Mame Diouf and Sebastian Rode to name a few'. Player of the season: Demba Ba The Newcastle forward managed to score 13 goals in 24 games for the Magpies last season also providing 4 assists and be awarded 5 man of the match performances. Forwards Papiss Cisse and new boy Edin Dzeko also managed 11 goals each and provided attacking options for the manager. Newcastle's midfield was their strong point with the likes of Cabaye, Douglas Costa, Lacazette, Teixeira, De Jong and Rakitic all performing well and giving the manager selection headaches. An area that saw improvement over the season was the defence with the likes of Leighton Baines, Kolo Toure and Vurnon Anita coming in. What next? The newcatle manager is likely to be fairly quiet in the transfer window, concentrating on the players he already has but theres a chance of a bit of movement in and out of the squad. Aiming for higher than 9th next season and challenging to go further in the cup/shield.
  14. Re: Gold Championship 17 - Setup News Reading - English Cup Winners Reading 2 - 0 Manchester United After crashing out of Europe Reading put their concentration on the English Cup and outclassed Manchester United last tuesday night at Wembley to win 2-0. A 90,000 strong crowd were drawn to Wembley to watch the English Cup Final last week and were entertained to an epic game of football between the two sides. Lukaku who joined Reading this season from AC Milan gave a man of the match performance for the Royals and put fear into the Manchester defence who just couldnt deal with the promissing Belgium striker, he stuck away a penalty and got an assist to the second goal which Carlos Vela put away putting the game out of reach for United after just 15 minutes. Lukaku Leading Reading to Cup Victory Readings road to the final: Round 1 - Bye Round 2 - Reading 3 -1 Ipswich Town (A.Traore, C.Xavier, L.Traore) Round 3 - Reading 2 - 1 Forest Green Rovers (L.Traore 2) Round 4 - Reading 3 - 2 Birmingham City (Gervinho 2, Doumbia) Quarter Final - Reading 4 - 3 Huddersfield Town (Vela, Dixon OG, Guarin, Lukaku) Semi Final - Reading 2 - 0 Wolves (L.Gustavo, Lukaku) Reading also managed a 7th place finish in the league, 6 places higher than last season.
  15. Re: Gold Championship 300 QPR top of the league 3 games in! A 2-1 away win to Aston Villa, a 0-0 draw with Southampton and a 4-1 win at home to Blackburn sees QPR top of the league after 3 games! The manager hopes his team can keep up their current form tomorrow night when they play at home against Dagenham and Redbridge in the English Shield which will see the QPR B team given their opportunity to push for first team football. Transfers: After the sale of 5 players, including Jamie Mackie and Alejandro Faurlin QPR managed to raise the funds to bring in their 3rd Brazilian player in the form of attacking midfielder Douglas Costa who joined for a fee of 11.1 million from Shakhtar Donetsk. Costa is expected to make his debut in the cup game tomorrow night. New boy - Douglas Costa QPR also are reported be in advanced talks to sign Brazilian left back Goncalves Ismaily also from Shakhtar Donetsk and have also managed to sign Spanish defender Marc Bartra on loan from Barcelona.
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