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  1. Re: Gold Championship 61 Transfers & Match Report Thread Hibernian Season 2 report Scottish Division 1: After an impressive first season under new manager Alex Thom and a good pre season, Hibs went into their first challenge of their second season under their current manager full of confidence however this was short lived as they were smashed 5-2 by Celtic in the charity shield final. Feeling sorry for themselves they lost 2-0 away to Aberdeen in their first league game and then away to Italian side Cagliari in their first leg of the SMFA shield first round. The manager bought
  2. Re: Gold Championship 53/Match Reports/Transfers. Goias crowned Brazilian champions 2 Horse race for league title With 2 teams setting the pace in the Brazilian top division this season, meant an explosive finish between Goias and Internacional. Both teams had dominated the top 2 spots of the league since mid season and pulled away from the likes of Cruzeiro and Sao Paulo. Internacional were favourites and on the 23rd of January, after an 18 game winning streak in all competitions came face to face with Goias. After a heated game it ended 0-0 and gave Goias hope that an improveme
  3. Re: Gold Championship 17 - Setup News Its already managed mate
  4. Re: Gold Championship 69 Match Reports/News/Transfers Thread APOEL Claim Greek Charity Shield APOEL 2-2 Olympiacos (2-0 after penalties) APOEL started their new season on a high and managed to hold last seasons league champions Olympiacos to a 2-2 Charity shield final after extra time. Goals from APOELS Esteban Paredes and Seydou Doumbia cancelled out Luca Toni and Jaouad Zairi's goals for Olympiacos and after 120 minutes of play it was still level, which meant it would have to be desided from the spot. Olympiacos went in shakey and either missed or had all their penalties saved whi
  5. Re: Gold Championship 69 Match Reports/News/Transfers Thread APOEL Win Greek cup After an unpredictable season, which saw Cypriot side APOEL finish with 56 points and mid table through goal differance behind PAOK and AEK Athens who also both finished on 56 points, APOEL managed to reach the greek cup final through knocking out Anorthosis 2-0 and holding their nerves to knock out AEK 2-0 in penalties after a 2-2 result after extra time. This ment the Cypriot team would have to face PAOK in the final and without their star striker Seydou Doumbia who was injured in the semi final. Howev
  6. Re: Gold Championship 17 - Setup News Reading FC end of season report 3 horse race for promotion From day one of the season, Readings focus was on one of two automatic promotion places out of division 2. After finishing 5th last season and losing out on promotion in the play offs meant the Royals were hungry to return to the top flight and do it before the end of the season. After a shakey start, where the Royals lost there first game away at Norwich and got knocked straight out of the English Shield on penalties after a goaless game against Blackpool, Reading found there feet an
  7. Re: Gold Championship 53/Match Reports/Transfers. Goias end of season report League With Goias winning the second division last season and gaining promotion to the first division, meant Goias initial aim for the season was to stay away from those relegation places and going straight back down. However as the season went on, after a couple of bad runs the manager got his players confidence back and with the help of new striker Giancarlo Maldonado, the team started establishing itself in the top division and aimed for a top 2 finish which it successfully gained, finishing second place
  8. Re: Gold Championship 17 - Setup News Anyone know why theres loads of managers being removed by the SMFA at the moment?
  9. Re: Section 6 - African and Middle Easten Risers! Anyone got any idea if Teko Modise might rise, hes currently rated 84
  10. Re: Gold Championship 17 - Setup News Thanks mate, good luck in division 1!
  11. Re: Gold Championship 17 - Setup News Another season in Division 2 for Reading Reading's promotion hopes came to a crashing end last night as the Royals lost in their play off semi final against Leicester City. Reading travelled to the Walkers Stadium and were surely the favourites to go through to the play off final, however this was not to be. The game saw Reading hold 55% of the possession and manage 7 shots on target but the home team managed 10 and 4 minutes form extra time saw Leicester midfielder Tomas Costa thump in a low drive from 20 yards out straight past the Reading goa
  12. Re: Gold Championship 62 Match Reports/News/Transfers Thread Mallorca get first win of season under new boss Barcelona 1 - 3 Mallorca Mallorca travelled to Barcelona tonight and under new boss Alex Thom picked up their first league win of the season by beating Barcelona by 3 goals to 1. Mallorca took the lead 14 minutes in when Aritz Aduriz nodded home from a corner. Mallorca dominated the possession with 70% and got their second a minute before half time when Mario Suarez hammed one in. The second half started with Barcelona coming out all guns blazing and 2 minutes in Hleb volli
  13. Re: Gold Championship 61 Transfers & Match Report Thread Hibs find their form Scottish side Hibernian climbed up to third in the league tonight with their third win in a row, this time over Rangers. Hibernian started the season badly, with a new manager and new signings meant the team as a whole needed to adjust and this showed in their first 2 league games of the season where they lost away against Dundee United 3-1 and at home to Aberdeen 4-2. However with new signings, defenders Néicer Reasco and Miroslaw Sznaucner and midfielders René Aufhauser and Gilles Yapi Yapo all settl
  14. Re: Gold Championship 47 - Match Report/Transfers New Royals boss off to a winning start The new Royals boss, Alex Thom got off to a winning start at the Madejski Stadium tonight as his team beat a struggling Aston Villa side 3-1. Reading veterans Kevin Doyle, James Harper and Steve Hunt were on target for the Royals, with Villa only managing to get one back in the 75th minute through Nigel Reo-Coker. Readings Steve Hunt gets the better of Ashley Young With tonights win the Royals move up to 5th place in the league and hope that the new managers influence can keep them up t
  15. Re: Gold Championship 57 New Boss at Mallorca With Mallorca second from bottom in the Spanish first division having played 23 games so far and only winning 3, drawing 6 and losing 14 there was demand for a change at the top and it came in the form of Englishman Alex Thom. With no money to spend on new players for now, the new Mallorca boss said hes happy with the squad hes got and believes that with a kick up the **** it can perform well enough to finish mid table and away from the danger of a drop to the second division. The new boss hopes to start his climb out from the bottom t
  16. Re: Gold Championship 17 - Setup News Good victory mate, My Royals took a pounding and looks like its going to be hard work getting that second automatic promotion with Leicester, Norwich and Charlton all in fine form, will be a close call I reckon.
  17. Re: Gold Championship 17 - Setup News Reading team news New boy does good Reading continued their good run under their new boss with another win, this time over Sheffield united. The Royals took the lead in the first minute at the Madejski through a Kevin Doyle strike, however the game was all about Reading new boy Christian Noboa who marked his debut in the English championship with a man of the match performance, which also saw him get on the score sheet with a goal on the half hour mark. The 2 goals were enough to put the game out of reach for Sheffield and the game ended 2-0 t
  18. Re: Gold Championship 53/Match Reports/Transfers. Goias end of season report Under new boss, Alex Thom, Goias dominated the Brazillian second division for much of the season. However ended up fighting right up until the last game as Corinthians closed the gap and a bad run of form from goias saw the gap down to 1 point. However Goias ended up top by 4 points thanks to a 2-0 win over Figueirense on the closing day of the season, which sees them promoted next season. Goias also managed to win the Brazillian shield, beating Vasco da Gama 3-1 in the final, having already knocked out team
  19. Re: Gold Championship 17 - Setup News Reading team news Alex Thom has returned as Reading manager in style. After a first season with the club in where he lead the royals to promotion to the premier league and saw his side come runners up to chelsea in the English cup, the Reading manager had to step asside for personal reasons. After a break Alex Thom saw spells at QPR and Ipswich town, but with a Reading team relagated back to the championship and struggling in the bottom 3 at the start of the new season saw the old Reading boss return to Berkshire and he returned in style, with 3 wi
  20. Re: Gold Championship 17 - Setup News Royals go up! Reading players happy with 2nd place finish! Reading finished their season off tonight with a 4-0 home win over Blackpool, but it wasnt quite enough to make them champions as Crystal palace beat Swansea 2-0 at home to keep them a point clear and make them division 2 champions! The Reading boss is said to be very pleased with his teams performance this season and said "that missing out on being champions by a single point is tough on the team after they lost to Chelsea in the English cup final but I believe that we have sho
  21. Re: Gold Championship 17 - Setup News Reading news Well the season draws to a close on wednesday and will see Reading and Crystal palace promoted to the Premiership next season however its still business as usual for Reading despite the promotion as they are second by a single point and still have a chance to finish top! The Reading boss is praying that Crystal palace slip up in their last home fixture against Swansea and hopes that his players wont let him down in getting their final 3 points of the season at home against Blackpool. P W D L F
  22. Re: Gold Championship 20 Match Reports/Transfer Thread Ipswich reach 4th round of cup Ipswich 0 (penalties 1) - 0 (penalties 0) Manchester United Last night Ipswich town hosted Manchester United at Portman road in the 3rd round of the English cup. The game saw the premiership big guns held to a 0-0 draw at the end of extra time and Ipswich winning 1-0 on penalties. Ipswich next take on Aston Villa in the 4th round
  23. Re: Gold Championship 17 - Setup News Division 2 decider??? VAt Selhurst Park Position Team P W D L F A GD Pts 1 Reading 32 20 6 6 80 40 40 66 2 Crystal Palace 32 21 3 8 86 54 32 66 3 Charlton Athletic 32 17 7 8 67 48 19 58 4 Cardiff City 32 16 4 12 55 42 13 52 5 Derby County 32 14 9 9 69 50 19 51 6 Plymouth Argyle 32 14 5 13 47 39 8 47 With Reading losing at home 2-3 against Sheffield Wednesday in their last game and Crystal Palace winning away 2-0 against Burnley in theirs, meant the teams once again went onto level points at the top of the table, with Reading staying t
  24. Re: GC29 Tournament! AEK Athens up for it!
  25. Re: Gold Championship 22 Match Report / Transfers Thread Arsenal back on track Arsenal 6 - 0 Everton Losing their last 2 league games by 2 goals to 0 against both Liverpool and Fulham had the Arsenal boss worried. On Monday night the gunners played Bradford city at the Emirates in the English shield 1st round and saw a young team with new faces including Castillo, Onouha, Mensah and Cisse play a part in the 3-1 victory with Eduardo, Vela and Cisse all getting on the score sheet. Back to worrying times tonight though the Arsenal boss thought as his side were home against an Ever
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