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Gary Townsend

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  1. Re: Gold Championship 50 - Match Report / Transfers Thread

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    HAMBURGER CHAMPIONS AGAIN

    The Title race in Germany went down to the wire, with Hamburger knowing a point was all they needed to regain the title from Bayern Munchen.

    Hamburger travelled to the LTU Arena to face Fortuna Dusseldorf, while Bayern Munchen also had an away trip, they travelled to the Commerzbank-Arena to face mid table Eintracht Frankfurt.

    Both games started and it was plain to see the nerves, with the away teams desperate not to concede and ruin their title chances.

    On 38 minutes the deadlock was broken at the LTU Arena, with Ivica OLIC picking up a short corner, then curling the ball into the net past the unsighted keeper. Moments later in was 0-2 as Jhon HURTADO flicks the ball past his own keeper whilst performing a clearance, an awful own goal. News of Hamburger's exploits filtered through to the Commerzbank-Arena and almost immediately Bayern were in front, thanks to Torsten FRINGS, who thumped in a low drive from 20 yards out, Two keepers couldn't have stopped that!

    Half Time and both title chasing sides were in front.

    The second half started and Bayern made it 0-2 thanks to goal machine Torsten FRINGS, who dummied the keeper and slid the ball into the empty net, he was now on a hat-trick, who would have thought!

    Both teams now sitting on 0-2 leads and it was obvious that Hamburger were happy with this scoreline, as the manager had decided to alter the formation and slow the game down, but still looking dangerous on the counter attack. On 52 minutes a goal from Fortuna Dusseldorf made it 1-2 thanks to Marco SCHNEUWLY who nodded the ball home following a dangerous corner, the title race was back on!

    Both games continued in the same vein and 5 minutes from time the result Hamburger wanted was now confirmed thanks to the lightning quick substitute Mauro BOSELLI, as he burst into the box and lashed home from 15-yards. Over at the Commerzbank-Arena Yaya TOURE made it 0-3 after he was allowed too much space and he made no mistake from 10 yards.

    Full Time - Hamburger Champions for a second time, the faith shown in manager Gary Townsend by the board following last seasons transitional period was justified, seeing the league title return to the Imtech Arena.

  2. Re: New Improvements on SM

    It says:

    We are very happy to announce that we will shortly introducing several new features and improvements to the ‘Match Day Experience’ which will result in a greater experience for all.

    Depends on your definition of shortly then I suppose, but I'm sure they would announce it when it's actually been implemented.

  3. Re: Official Gold Championships Discussions Thread

    GC68 - I now seem to have two friendlies lined up against Partick Thistle and Xerez. I didn't set these up' date=' although the fixture says that I did :confused: I cannot cancel them, is this a new thing that I missed the announcement for?[/quote']

    There is now an announcement....

    http://blog.soccermanager.com/new-improvementsfeatures/preseason-friendlies.html

  4. Re: Magical 100 points

    I couldn't find this thread the other day, so posting a bit late:

    Panathinaikos win the league in GC29 with an almost perfect record, joining the 100 points club in a 36 game season

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  5. Re: Gold Championship 50 - Match Report / Transfers Thread

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    The Title race in Germany took a twist last night as Hamburger won 3-1 at home versus Hannover 96, whilst there was a shock in store at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena as TSG 1899 Hoffenheim humbled Bayern Munchen 3-1.

    This leaves Hamburger 3 points clear with 2 games to go, although they have an inferior goal difference to Bayern so know that 4 points from the last two games is what they need. It won't be easy though as Hamburger's last two games are away from home, with trips to Alemannia Aachen and SMFA Shield chasing Fortuna Dusseldorf. Bayern have a home game against VfB Stuttgart, then an away trip to Eintracht Frankfurt.

  6. Re: English Championship 2933 Discussion Thread

    Hartlepool make it 2 wins from 2 under new boss Gary Townsend following a 3-1 away win over high flying Huddersfield.

    First objective is to climb out of the relegation zone, then we will see where we go from there...

    4 deals have been agreed to strengthen the squad with the following set to join:

    FERRARIO, Stefano (CB, 80)

    ROMULO, Caldeira Cruzeiro (RB/RM, 80)

    BOLZONI, Francesco (CM, 80)

    VAN DER HEIJDEN, Jan-Arie (CM/DM, 80)

  7. Re: New Gold Championship Version(s)

    The new formats suggested sound interesting, but then again it sounded interesting a year ago and nothing happened.

    The only way it will be a success if it the set-up has managers in it, rather than the 20% occupancy that most gc's have at the moment.

    These set-ups need to regain the 'exclusive' tag that has long since gone, this will never happen if they continue to be banged out at the current rate of one a week.

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