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Non League Southport Delivers a stunning performance to end League Two side Morecambes hopes at progressing any futher into the FA cup with a 3 goal win away from home.

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I hope i can have a little more of this in the league games to turn my fortunes around.

Brilliant result, nice going.

Hopefully this will result in better league form for you. Although, I cannot help but notice that Morecambe are having a shocking season.

Nonetheless, well done.

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A weak Leicester City lineup pulled off a huge victory against Ipswich.

Noisy (Forum) steered Leicester City to victory against Ipswich Town.

Leicester City outclassed Ipswich Town and beat them 4 - 0 in their English Championship Cup Round 1 fixture.

Henshall scored a brace and was later voted Man of the Match for his performance.

Panayiotou and Hopper were also amongst the goalscorers.

Henshall had only been called back in the morning from a spell at Grimsby due to a lack of players/fitness at Leicester.

Next Up : Ipswich (h) in the league this time

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WEEK 7

Aldershot town 1V1 SOUTHPORT

Andy Burr earned a draw with Aldershot Town against Southport.

The match ended 1 - 1 between Aldershot Town and Southport in their Division 5 fixture.

Capello was on the scoresheet for his side.

Andy Burr after the game:

Once again this season, weve come up against a goalkeeper in fine form...Vlachodimos was like superman between the posts!

STARTING 11

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MATCH REPORT

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The result has seen the shots slip down again to 13th, five pts off top (Barnet), an ten points off bottom (Macclesfield Town)

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Next up: (Away) Hyde

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Division 5, Turn 6

Preview

In the Spotlight: Lincoln City and Forest Green Rovers

They are the only two unbeaten teams remaining in the bottom tier: Lincoln and FGR both shared an equally unsettling start to the season where four draws from four games made each of them seem the epitome of mediocrity. However, they've both since turned it around after a series of impressive results and now each sit in a play-off place.

FGR's good form seems to have been sparked by the arrival of new manager Athul Raj who's tactics and style suit his go-getting side and appears to find the weaknesses in other teams.

Lincoln, on the other hand, have been built back up internally, where manager Dani Pedrosa's 4-2-3-1 formation has started to work wonders in bagging results - that including a 6-1 thrashing of Hyde.

Can it last?

Well, its a tough ask, especially since Turn 6 puts both sides up against high-flying rivals Cambridge United and AFC Telford United. However, if the unbeaten managers and their players remain united against the Uniteds they stand more than just a good chance.

Cambridge and Telford will have to get their tactics right and search for any weaknesses in the opposition if they are to claim any points on Thursday night. If they don't; they'll have their backs to the wall but if they do then it's game on!

Cambridge United vs Lincoln City

Adriano Predicts: Home Win

Forest Green Rovers vs AFC Telford United

Adriano Predicts: Home Win

Elsewhere...

Hyde vs Aldershot Town

Adriano Predicts: Draw

Southport vs Woking

Adriano Predicts: Home Win

Grimsby Town vs Luton Town

Barrow AFC vs Ebbsfleet United

Adriano Predicts: Draw

Tamworth vs Hereford United

Adriano Predicts: Away Win

Kidderminster Harriers vs Dartford

Adriano Predicts: Away Win

Wrexham vs Barnet

Adriano Predicts: Draw

Gateshead vs Alfreton Town

Adriano Predicts: Away Win

Nuneaton Town vs Macclesfield

Adriano Predicts: Home Win

Braintree Town vs Chester FC

Adriano Predicts: Away Win

Good luck to all my non-league friends for Thursday night. And congrats to any of you who managed to secure a place in the second round of the FA Cup - especially Chester who managed to pull off an almighty shock against Arsenal and Nuneaton who managed to thrash Championship opposition.

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Division 1 Review.

Turn 6.

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United fail to breakdown the Hammers defence

Aston Villa 4-0 Crystal Palace

Villa thrash Palace as they win their first league game of the season. For Palace, it's their 3rd defeat out of 6 since promotion.

West Brom 0-0 Everton

West Brom fail to score for the second game in a row and the draw leaves both teams mid-table.

Newcastle 2-2 Southampton

Goals from Hulk and Negredo weren't enough to give Newcastle the 3 points over Southampton as they nicked a last gasp equaliser to grab a share of the spoils.

Hull 1-2 Stoke

Hull suffered only their second defeat of the season at home to Stoke. Early goals for Stoke proved enough.

Fulham 0-2 Manchester City

City record another win away at Craven Cottage. Jesus Navas sealing the points late on and the manager will be delighted with his impact.

Swansea 1-0 Chelsea

Swansea earned a big victory tonight overturning Chelsea. A goal before Half-time was enough to get the victory here.

Cardiff 3-1 Liverpool

Cardiff will be delighted to beat Liverpool tonight who were doing brilliantly in the top four.

Norwich 2-4 Tottenham

Tottenham kept their 100% record going at Carrow road with 2 goals from Lewandowski winning them the game.

Manchester United 1-2 West Ham

The biggest shock of the night, again at Old Trafford. Raz went down to hard-working West Ham despite playing his reserves. It's not looking good for the title favourites.

Sunderland 1-2 Arsenal

Arsenal record another victory at the Stadium of light as the road for Champions Cup football goes on.

Stats.

1 - Only 1 team are unbeaten so far in Division 1.

0 - The amount of goals WBA have scored in their last two games.

6 - The number of goals scored by Alexis Sanchez so far.

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WEEK 8

Hyde 0V3 Aldershot town

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Andy Burr steered Aldershot Town to victory against Hyde.

Aldershot Town beat Hyde 3 - 0 in their Division 5 fixture.

Scaglia scored a goal and was later voted Man of the Match for his performance.

Capello was also on the scoresheet for his side.

Andy Burr after the game:

Really happy after this victory, against one of the stronger sides in div5. I believe we should of got more, but again we came up against a goalkeeper who is in sensational form this season.

Hope we can hold on to play-off positions for a few more games at least...just to set a benchmark for the rest of the season.

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MATCH REPORT

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The result has seen the Shot's jump up the table to 5th, five pts off top (Barnet), an thirteen points off bottom team (Macclesfield Town)

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Next up: (Home) Lincoln City

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Division 1 Review.

Turn 7.

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Swansea celebrate 3rd goal

Everton 3-0 Crystal Palace

Ronaldo keeps up his impressive form as Everton smash their way past Palace.

Southampton 2-3 West Brom

West Brom finally manage to score a goal, but not just one, 3. Southampton will feel disheartened to not have picked up a point.

Tottenham 2-1 Newcastle

Tottenham kept their 100% record going as Lewandowski continued his fine goalscoring form.

Sunderland 1-1 Aston Villa

An early goal from Sulejmani wasn't enough to give Sunderland all 3 points.

Stoke 2-6 Norwich

Goals galore here as Norwich thrash Stoke at the Britannia to move them out of the relegation zone.

Manchester City 0-1 Hull

Surprise here as Hull pick up 3 points thanks to another key goal from hitman Di Natale.

Chelsea 4-1 Fulham

In the West London derby, Chelsea thrashed a poor Fulham side with doubles from both Fabregas and Schurrle.

Liverpool 3-3 Swansea

Game of the day here! Delightful action as Swansea nicked a point from Anfield.

West Ham 1-1 Cardiff

The violent derby ends in a draw despite ongoing arguments between players, fans and staff.

Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United

Arsenal record another victory as the misery for United fans' continues.

Stats.

1 - Only 1 team are unbeaten so far in Division 1.

6 - The amount of goals between Liverpool and Swansea

1 - The number of games Manchester United have won.

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Ronaldinho Give 3 Points To Sheffield Wednesday

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Ronaldinho, who made 6 appearances already for Wednesday this season , scored his 4 goals for and becoming the club top goal scorer .

Owls manager El Nino was pleased with his side's workout in the heat at Hillsborough.

He told the club's official website:

"It was sweltering out there today but it can only do the players good.

"This stage is all about the fitness and although it is nice to win a game, what we are looking for now is the lads moving in the right direction.

"That was a good test for us and we have come through it okay. Next match we will do some rotation in the squad.Im focusing to play against Watford"

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WEEK 9

Aldershot town 2V1 Lincoln City

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Andy Burr steered Aldershot Town to victory against Lincoln City.

Aldershot Town beat Lincoln City 2 - 1 in their Division 5 fixture.

Botta had an impressive game and was voted Man of the Match.

Capello was on the scoresheet for his side.

Andy Burr after the game:

Man..for once id say we were lucky!!

We had some bloody idiot sent off on 17 mins.

Lincoln had a goal chalked off, AND their keeper didnt pull off heroics

Feel a little sorry for Dani, because its not nice losing that way..but hey, weve all been there on many occasions.

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MATCH REPORT

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The result has seen the Shot's leapfrog upto second in the league. Barnet losing has seen the gap from first place dwindle down to just two points!

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Next up: (Away) Cambridge United

The Rising Phoenix News:

Aldershot travel to Upton Park to face West Ham on Tue 23 Jul, in the first round of the English Championship Shield. The Shot's will be hoping to give a good account of themselves, an not to get a morale sapping hammering.

What manager Andy Burr said about the fixture:

Well...we'd rather be lucky than good haha.

Its a brilliant stadium, with excellent fans, an that is what im hoping will fuel the hunger for my players. They will see, an feel what we are hoping to achieve here. Belief, hunger an confidence can get you far in this game, an my players will have that driven into 'em

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Unbeaten run delights Whelan

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(club owner Dave Whelan shows his happiness with the start his club has made to the season, taking his mind off of that leg break)

Blackburn Rovers 1 - 1 Wigan Athletic

Wigan Athletic 3 - 1 Burton Albion (Cup)

Wigan Athletic 1 - 1 Burnley

Wigan Athletic 3 - 0 Charlton Athletic

Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan has made it no secret that he is delighted with the start to the season his club has made under newly installed manager Roman Carlos.

The club currently find themselves unbeaten in 6 games in all competitions and 2nd in the league on 20pts, just 2pts behind league leaders Watford.

Other than a solid team spirit within the camp taking the credit for there positive start to the season so far, there have been some notable key individual performances too;

Franco Di Santo

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Di Santo has reacted positively to the managers rotation policy and his performances have echoed that positivity having scored 6 goals in 4 appearances for the club in the league this season, the leading marksman in Division 2.

Neymar Jr

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Although the young Brazilian international has not lived up to many plaudits expectations in terms of goals scored, he has certainly delivered through his workrate and overall contribution to the clubs success thus far. He has managed an assist for every game he has played (6), being the second best in the league and he has achieved an average rating of 8.17 from these 6 games, the 4th highest performer in the league.

Ali Al Habsi

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Ali Al Habsi, considered by many Wigan Athletic fans as the unsung hero so far this season. Boss Carlos was quick to install the number 1 as club captain and his performances have merited such an honour and responsibility, having let in only 8 goals in the league so far.

Wigan next face an away trip to Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night for round 1 of the shield, shortly followed by a visit to the Keepmoat Stadium to take on Doncaster Rovers in the league on Thursday evening. One thing is for sure, Dave Whelan will be fully behind Carlos and the team as they look to continue their journey back to top flight football.

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Bournemouth go unbeaten in five games.

Bournemouth have held a good run in the league by going unbeaten in five games by getting two draws against Doncaster Rovers and Leicster City and picking up three wins against Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton Athletic and Ipswich Town.

Bournemouth have found it hard to find a talisman to knock in the goals for them with only having five goals scored through out the campaign and all different goal scorers, Nassim Ben Khalifa has severely failed to impress with six games, no goals and two assists, Fans are getting fed up of him if he doesn't start banging in the goals they will be wanting a new striker when his transfer ban is up.

Fans are very happy with young goalkeeper Colin Coosemans as he has become a saviour for Bournemouth keeping them in games and winning them games with his top notch performances which has picked him up two Man Of The Match Awards and he rightfully deserves them.

Bournemouth are to host Nottingham Forest next game were Bournemouth will be playing there strongest squad to date with Lestienne, Ben Khalifa, Faroni, Coosemans and Cavaleiro will all be starting and hoping to keep the unbeaten run in tact.

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Let's hope Ben Khalifa can improve his performances for the fans sake!

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Wigan stunned at the Keepmoat

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(Donny celebrate, but wait, that's not a Wigan kit in the background?)

Doncaster Rovers 4 - 0 Wigan Athletic

On an evening whereby Wigan Athletic had the confidence of taking all 3pts at the Keepmoat, what with a near full strength team being fielded and knowing that they are unbeaten in 6, hoping to make it 7, The Latics were blown away by a very good Donny performance.

Boss Carlos was able to name a full strength side, with the exception of Alberto de la Bella being the only absentee.

Things started off well for Wigan, as Oleg Shatov was sent off for the home side on 10 minutes for a dangerous challenge on McManaman. Surely now, the visitors could push on and take all 3 pts.

Despite the man advantage for Wigan, the sending off served as a blessing in disguise for the home side as efforts were doubled and this was paid off after 28mins as Maxwell Acosty put Donny ahead after curling one in at the far post.

Despite a number of attempts from the visitors, it just wasn't to be their day as on 33mins they found themselves 2-0 down, courtesy of Appiah.

Wigan Atheltic continued to press from the start of the 2nd half, going all out attack however were unable to get themselves back in the game. Then on 48mins Acosty grabbed his 2nd of the game and put the game in doubt for Wigan to even grab a point.

Neymar was outraged a minute later after pulling one bag for the latics, only for it be ruled offside, this just wasn't to be.

The final nail in the coffin was on 56mins when Kiko sealed all 3pts for the home side by adding a 4th.

Manager Carlos was seemingly calm if not a little bemused by the result. Wigan Athletic welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to the DW on Sunday and will be hoping to give the crowd something to cheer about after this defeat.

One thing is for sure, it is far from panic stations after this result.

Man of the Match - Gianmario Comi

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Liverpool Emerge With A Point From Craven Cottage

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"Lucas scored Liverpool's only goal"

After a very impressive start to the season which saw the Reds winning all of their first 4 matches, Liverpool are now in a bad run of form as they haven't won any of their last 4 matches. The Reds drew 1-1 last night against Fulham at Craven Cottage with 20 year old Brazilian star Lucas Moura scoring Liverpool's only goal.

Both goals were scored very early on in the match as both teams got into their stride quickly. The visitors opened the scoring in the 9th minute when Antoine Griezmann assisted Lucas for the goal. Within 3 minutes of the opening goal of the match Fulham had equalised through Antonio Candreva. Both teams had good chances to score again but neither of them managed to convert any of the chances they got after Fulham's equaliser.

Hancock will be disappointed that his side was unable to get all 3 points last night since Liverpool wasted some very good chances which they should've converted. Liverpool drop to 4th in the table as they currently sit on 14 points from 8 games. League leaders Tottenham Hotspur are already running away from the competition as they have won all 8 of their matches so far and are now 10 points ahead of second placed Manchester City. City (2nd), Arsenal (3rd) and Liverpool (4th) are all on 14 points and only goal difference separates the 3 teams. Liverpool have a very tough match against Hull next.
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Division 1 Review.

Turn 8.

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Sakho celebrates his second at the Hawthorns'.

Aston Villa 5-2 Everton

Villa thrash Everton despite a Ronaldo double to move up to 13th.

West Brom 0-4 Tottenham

WBA were destroyed by an unstoppable Spurs as they continued to dominate Division 1.

Newcastle 1-1 Stoke

Newcastle nicked a point at home to Stoke thanks to a wonderful strike from midfielder Marco Van Ginkel.

Norwich 1-1 Manchester City

Norwich held the former champions to a draw as Aguero smashed home an 89' minute equaliser.

Hull 1-3 Chelsea

Chelsea continued to win as they secured a simple win away to Hull.

Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

Another draw as the early goals were key for both sides. Both teams failed to find the net in the second half.

Swansea 2-0 West Ham

The Hammers failed to find the net, as Swansea's Spanish core shone through.

Cardiff 2-4 Arsenal

Cardiff failed to continue their fine form as they went down to the hard-working Gunners.

Manchester United 1-1 Sunderland

A early goal wasn't enough for Raz as his embarrassing run continues.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Southampton

We saved the worse for last. A bore draw at Selhurst Park.

Stats.

1 - Only 1 team are unbeaten so far in Division 1.

4 - The amount of goals conceded by WBA.

1 - The number of games Manchester United have won.

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8 games, 8 wins, 10 points clear.

When rookie boss Ben Magee took over from popular manager Andre Villas-Boas as Tottenham manager at the start of the season it caused a stir around the footballing world, and raised many an eyebrow across the globe.

His lack of experience at the highest level led to many labeling him as vastly under-qualified, and left media and fans alike baying for blood before a ball was even kicked.

It was indeed an unconvincing start to Magee's managerial reign, and a scrappy 1-0 win over Cardiff flattered the North London team, as they could easily have returned back down the M4 with no points and found themselves at the centre of a media funfair.

It was in their second match of the season though that Spurs' campaign really began to pick up momentum, and two early goals against Manchester United at White Hart Lane resulted in 2 wins out of 2 for Magee's Boys.

Subsequent wins over Swansea, Fulham, Hull, Norwich, Newcastle and West Brom have made it 8 wins out of 8, and with each win coming more convincingly than the last, there can be no doubt that their summer arrivals have bedded in quickly and are producing some of the finest football in the Premier League at present.

Summer purchase Alexis Sanchez leads the goalscoring charts following 7 goals in 8 games, and has proven to be the world class striker that Tottenham have been crying out for since Berbatov left the club five years ago.

Manager Magee remarked, 'We have had an incredible start to the season but are under no illusions that we can relax and congratulate ourselves just yet. It's an extremely long season and teams always hit patches of bad form, so we'll keep this run going for as long as possible but know that it won't last forever!'

Tottenham's next 3 fixtures are against Crystal Palace, Everton and Southampton and Magee will be looking to extend this perfect start to the season for as long as possible in a bid to extend the gap at the top of Division 1.

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Division 5, Turn 9 Preview

"First of all, I apologise for the lack of previews/reports over this past week or so. I've been rather short of time and didn't feel that they attracted that much interest. However, I've just learned what 'rep' actually is and that posts receive comments and it is quite the opposite (Like I've said; I'm new to the forum and it seems... the internet) So thanks for all the kind words. Anyway, I should be fully back in business now and the league itself is starting to get serious too with 10 games having been played.

Secondly, and this will probably apply to managers in Divisions 2 through to 5, are these 3 game weeks not taking it out of you too? Personally, I have the burden of one of the smallest squads around - sitting on the minimum, actually - and have to constantly rotate my team around. This isn't doing me any good at all and my position in the table reflects that.

Thirdly, I turned down the opportunity to manage a Division 3 team when it became briefly available to stand by my rag-tag team and the Division I've grown rather fond of." - Adriano, Grimsby Town Manager

Now, on to the Turn 9 preview and to make up for my absence to you all...

In the spotlight this week: THE ENTIRE TOP 12!!! (I tried to do all 24 but I am only human. I will make note of the other 12 and do them in the next preview)

Barnet

Since I put them in the spotlight a few weeks back, Barnet have shot to the top and stuck there. 5 wins from their last six and an average of over 2 goals scored per game they look like the real deal. The bookies' favourite at the start of the campaign, nothing much has changed. Richard Sheppard is, for now, the king of Division 5.

Aldershot Town

I'm a fan of Andy Burr. The man does excellent reports in the forum after every match day and has built a strong squad with a suitable depth to it. His players have rarely been missed in my team of the turn and now his league position is starting to reflect all this after three successive victories. The bookies' second favourite currently lies in second.

Kidderminster Harriers

Kiddy, Kiddy, Kiddy... these guys score for fun - they're on 30 now! They top the form table and it wasn't so long back that they were lingering around the bottom so it seems Steve G has since solved his defensive problems. They're in third.

Lincoln City

No Longer unbeaten but still up there; Dani Pedrosa's Lincoln have four wins from their last six and the goal-thirsty Santi Mina under their belt. They take on fellow big boys Luton this evening - should be a good one.

Chester FC

Well, after stunning Arsenal in the cup, things got a little slow for Cody Rhodes' side as they went winless in four. However, after beating Gateshead midweek this could be them back on track. They currently sit in 5th; the bottom play-off place.

Dartford

Nick Justice has smoothly risen the table by picking up results here and there. Perhaps consistency isn't their strong point but if that's what it takes to sit in 6th then he must be doing something right. A result against Barrow today looks very possible in which case a further rise could be on the cards.

Ebbsfleet United

Another presence at the top we've all become accustomed to; Nibrows' Fleet pick up wins well (especially at home) this despite not having the best players in the Division. Nibrows has gone for depth instead of major quality and right now its most certainly paying off.

Forest Green Rovers

Three defeats in a row crushed FGR's unbeaten record yet still they remain in the top half with thanks to some good early form for their second manager Athul Raj. However, the honeymoon's over now for Raj and he needs to work out what cost him 9 points in order to recover from it. If he does, I feel that himself and his side will be a big threat come the end of season.

Luton Town

With all due respect, this is technically mid-table area we're in now and the form and quality so far is starting to reflect that. Luton have put in some strong performances however good form isn't great form and that's what separates Matthew Sampson from the big boys right now. A few more good results though and one of the pre-season bookies' favourites will become more than just a small threat.

Hyde

In eleventh, its Hyde. They really hit the ground running at the start of the campaign but have now lost their kick and edge and 5 defeats from the last 6 has pushed them into mid-table. Still a threat, Jamie Tennant just needs to get players such as Scott Spencer back into goal-scoring form.

Wrexham

Completing the top half of the table is Wrexham. Charlie Cat showed in midweek that this cat's got claws by thrashing the admittedly dismal Macclesfield 7-1. I'm already a big fan of this guy and am excited to see the long term impact he may have on the Division. I'm all for cats managing and am glad the Wrexham board have shown diverse respect in appointing this Top Cat.

The games...

Woking vs Aldershot Town

Adriano Predicts: Away Win

Luton Town vs Lincoln City

Adriano Predicts: Home Win

Ebbsfleet United vs Hyde

Adriano Predicts: Home Win

Hereford United vs Southport

Adriano Predicts: Home Win

AFC Telford United vs Grimsby Town

Adriano Predicts: A riot.

Dartford vs Barrow AFC

Adriano Predicts: Draw

Barnet vs Tamworth

Adriano Predicts: Away Win (Risky!)

Alfreton Town vs Forest Green Rovers

Adriano Predicts: Home Win

Macclesfield Town vs Kidderminster Harriers

Adriano Predicts: Away Win (I mean, come on, if Macclesfield win I'll eat my virtual hat!)

Chester FC vs Wrexham

Adriano Predicts: Draw

Braintree Town vs Gateshead

Adriano Predicts: Draw

Nuneaton Town vs Cambridge United

Adriano Predicts: Away Win

Best of luck to everyone in tonight's games.

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Division 5, Turn 9 Review

Tamworth pull off an almighty shock. Lincoln rise to the top. Hyde and Cambridge continue freefall.

Let's kick off with the elephant in the room, Tamworth, who have found themselves struggling near the bottom at this early stage. Facing the seemingly unstoppable table toppers Barnet seemed a hard job but Alejandro Sosa obviously got his tactics right by playing counter-attacking football alongside tight marking to poke weaknesses with the Barnet backline.

3 - 1 is an impressive result considering the starting XI's average rating was only 67 and they had to play half of the match with only 10 men.

Richie Baker was the man of the match in this game from the three man midfield, where his exploits helped to feed the strikers and even bag himself a goal.

I'm not sure why I predicted a Tamworth win during the preview, perhaps it was more out of hope than anything - to bring the table tighter together in the pursuit of raw excitement. Whatever the reason though, this was an impressive result and one which Richard Sheppard can only hope doesn't affect his positive start to the season.

Elsewhere, we have found ourselves with a new league leader: Lincoln City! A good 1 - 0 win against Luton gave Dani Pedrosa's side their third successive win. Only Kidderminster have a better goal-difference than them now and they'll go into their next game against 6th placed Ebbsfleet full of confidence.

Sad news for Hyde and Cambridge United who looked incredible in the very early turns. Poor form has seen them fall to 16th and 18th respectively.

Other shoutouts have to go to:

  • Dartford, who won again to climb to 5th

  • Macclesfield, who grabbed their second point of the season. Don't stop believing!

  • Wrexham, who won again under their feline manager.

  • Ebbsfleet, who hammered Hyde 4 - 0.

Full list of results:

Woking 2 - 2 Aldershot Town

Luton Town 0 - 1 Lincoln City

Ebbsfleet United 4 - 0 Hyde

Hereford United 1 - 0 Southport

AFC Telford United 3 - 3 Grimsby Town

Dartford 4 - 2 Barrow AFC

Barnet 1 - 3 Tamworth

Alfreton Town 2 - 0 Forest Green Rovers

Macclesfield Town 3 - 3 Kidderminster Harriers

Chester FC 1 - 2 Wrexham

Braintree Town 2 - 1 Gateshead

Nuneaton Town 4 - 2 Cambridge United

Number of Adriano Predictions correct: 4/11

Adriano's Team of the Turn:

1. Taylor (Macclesfield Town)

2. Zweegers (Ebbsfleet United)

3. Paine (Braintree Town)

4. Edson (Ebbsfleet United)

5. Bailey-Dennis (Braintree Town)

6. Penafiel (Ebbsfleet United)

7. Bezurk (Chester FC)

8. MacHahuay (Ebbsfleet United)

9. Emmanuel (Ebbsfleet United)

10. Hudtwalcker (Nuneaton Town)

11. Schmidt (Ebbsfleet United)

A predominantly Ebbsfleet selection only goes to show how well they placed today. Nibrows' side bagged four goals with class all over their starting eleven. Their next game against Lincoln is going to be huge.

It was also a good performance from Braintree, who have two players in the selection, as they bagged a late winner against struggling Gateshead.

Next in Division 5: Turn 10, Matchday 12 featuring Lincoln vs Ebbsfleet and Kidderminster vs Chester.

Until then, good luck to everyone competing in the FA Cup.

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WEEK 10

Cambridge 0V1 Aldershot town

A.CAPELLO 74

Andy Burr steered Aldershot Town to victory against Cambridge United.

Aldershot Town beat Cambridge United 1 - 0 in their Division 5 fixture.

Capello scored the winner for Aldershot Town and was later voted Man of the Match for his performance.

Andy Burr after the match:

Lucky again...

We had a player sent off, Cambridge had a goal disallowed...very, VERY happy with the 6pts from the last two games!

If anything, the team are showing great character, not discipline.

WEEK 11

Woking 2V2 Aldershot town

D.ANDREW 19 A.CAPELLO 1

J.STOCKLEY 70 S.ADELEKE 51

Andy Burr earned a draw with Aldershot Town against fierce rivals Woking.

The match ended 2 - 2 between Aldershot Town and Woking in their Division 5 fixture.

Capello scored a goal and was later voted Man of the Match for his performance.

Adeleke was also on the scoresheet for his side.

Andy Burr after the match:

Well after that performance, Ive got little praise for the team...an anybody who's seen our performances this season knows that there is a constant problem in one position cough"Goalkeeper"cough

By his standards, he played well...making 1 save. I give him credit for the point we gained today...an without him on the pitch, we would of lost 3-2!

Next up: (Home) Luton Town

The Rising Phoenix News:

Aldershot travel to White Hart Lane, to face Ben Magee's runaway Div1 leaders Spurs on Tuesday night.

What manager Andy Burr said about the fixture:

My only hope is that we dont get thumped 10-0!

I will be giving a debut to our new understudy goalkeeper, whilst Lukas will be having his eyes examined

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Division 5 Teams In the FA Cup

Round 2

A look at the teams of the bottom tier fighting to upset the big boys in the FA Cup. 11 remain, so the question is who can make it to Round 3 and ultimately make it the furthest?

Kidderminster Harriers

Round 1: Beat Leyton Orient in a tight penalty shootout.

Round 2: Take on Wycombe Wanderers of Division 4.

Chester FC

Round 1: Stunned Arsenal on penalties.

Round 2: Host Milton Keynes Dons of Division 3.

Gateshead

Round 1: Bye.

Round 2: Entertain Division 3 giants Coventry City.

Grimsby Town

Round 1: Conquered Mansfield Town on penalties.

Round 2: Face Rotherham United from Division 3.

AFC Telford United

Round 1: Beat Shrewsbury Town 1 - 0.

Round 2: Host Charlton Athletic of the Championship.

Southport

Round 1: Thrashed Morecambe 3 - 0.

Round 2: Take on Sheffield Wedensday from the second tier.

Barrow AFC

Round 1: Defeated Swindon Town by one goal to nil.

Round 2: Play fellow Division 5 side Alfreton Town.

Alfreton Town

Round 1: Beat Accrington Stanley 2 -1.

Round 2: Their game against Barrow will ensure that at least one Division 5 team makes it to Round 3.

Wrexham

Round 1: Bye.

Round 2: Blessed with a trip to Premier League side Stoke City.

Nuneaton Town

Round 1: Humiliated AFC Bournemouth by thrashing them 4 - 0.

Round 2: Face a terrifying yet financially rewarding tie against Manchester City.

Barnet

Round 1: Beat Carlisle United 1 - 0.

Round 2: Host Crawley Town of Division 3.

Let's hope and see if at least one of us can pull off an upset tomorrow night to keep a surprisingly good amount of bottom tier representatives in this tournament going.

Best of luck to everyone still competing. And to everyone else - enjoy your day off, it will at least do your chances in the league and general fitness good.

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Division 5, Turn 10 Review

Ebbsfleet topple Lincoln. Barnet return to the top. Impressive Nuneaton, Alfreton, Hereford and Grimsby score 22 goals between them.

It was almost too easy for Barnet this evening, as they cruised past Barrow scoring four goals in the process. Lincoln's defeat to an increasingly impressive looking Ebbsfleet paved Richard Sheppard's way back to the top where many feel his side will finish the season.

To sum up the Turn with one word would be: GOALS! I dare not add them all up but between Nuneaton, Alfreton, Hereford and Grimsby the four mid-table sides scored 22 goals between them. A real wake up call to those above them and a massive piece of assistance to their goal differences.

Aldershot are now second; pushing aside Luton by hitting a respectable three goals themselves.

Kidderminster are third, beating Chester FC in an expectantly tight game.

Match Reports (now in colour!) (welcome to the sixties!) (...50 years later...)

Cambridge United 1 - 2 Woking

Jahn (50')

Rooney (7' PEN, 11')

Aldershot Town 3 - 1 Luton Town

Aguza (27')

Adeleke (49')

Bijev (62')

Brodic (73')

Lincoln City 1 - 2 Ebbsfleet United

Schmidt (50')

Castillo (61')

Mina (71')

Hyde 0 - 5 Hereford United

Nichols (12' PEN)

Conti (59')

Clark (62')

Nunes (77')

Blanc (80')

Southport 0 - 2 AFC Telford United

Kovacic (41', 52')

Grimsby Town 5 - 2 Dartford

Simsek (13')

Holsaeter (14' PEN, 47', 86', 89')

Denholm (20')

Ari (78')

Barrow AFC 1 - 4 Barnet

Uzoenyi (4')

Pirez (9')

Teliz (64')

Larsson (81')

Schuermans (85')

Tamworth 0 - 6 Alfreton Town

Fogden (9')

Dogru (26', 60')

Lingard (47', 84')

McGrandles (69')

Forest Green Rovers 4 - 2 Macclesfield Town

Kissock (3')

Hughes (18', 46')

Fraser (43')

Fisher (80')

Vanhaecke (87')

Kidderminster Harriers 3 - 2 Chester FC

Aristeguieta (2')

Serrarens (20', 39')

Hurzeler (69')

Zardes (82')

Wrexham 0 - 2 Braintree Town

Felipinho (18')

Palibrk (73')

Gateshead 0 - 6 Nuneaton Town

Al Shammari (7', 14')

Speas (22', 37')

Farkas (54', 64')

Adriano's Team of the Turn

1. Raeder (Aldershot Town)

2. Remmer (Grimsby Town)

3. Uaferro (Barnet)

4. Jakl (Nuneaton Town)

5. Mero (Grimsby Town)

6. Blanc (Hereford United)

7. Farkas (Nuneaton Town)

8. Hughes (Forest Green Rovers)

9. Aristeguieta (Kidderminster Harriers)

10. Vanhaecke (Forest Green Rovers)

11. Holsaeter (Grimsby Town)

A lot of fantastic performances today, felt guilty that I had to leave out a lot of the stars. I like to think that I've proved I select this team without bias, the fact that three of my players feature this Turn is a rarity and I couldn't really ignore the fact that they had high ratings or scored four.

Number of Players in 'Team of the Turn' Table

Due to missing a few turns, this table is not fully representative of the actual league table. I recognize this but still feel that it solves a purpose, perhaps for some of the mid-table/bottom of the table teams to see themselves a little higher...

1. Ebbsfleet United (9 players)

2. Grimsby Town (6 players)

3. Aldershot Town (5 players)

4. Hyde (5 players)

5. Chester FC (5 players)

6. Barnet (5 players)

7. Nuneaton Town (5 players)

8. Cambridge United (4 players)

9. Hereford United (4 players)

10. AFC Telford United (3 players)

11. Kidderminster Harriers (3 players)

12. Braintree Town (3 players)

13. Alfreton Town (2 players)

14. Forest Green Rovers (2 players)

15. Luton Town (1 player)

16. Gateshead (1 player)

17. Wrexham (1 player)

18. Tamworth (1 player)

19. Macclesfield Town (1 player)

Finally...

It gets difficult and rather time consuming to write up these reports. Some of the players in this division have mind-numbingly long names and looking through match reports is no walk in the park either.

So perhaps you'd like to get involved?

Just throw at me a message if you want a quote, opinion, prediction, piece of news etc. included in the next review. It will save me a little digging through your teams and match reports and get a wider more united view of the division.

Whatever division you're from, send me a message if you want in (I'm the Grimsby Town manager if you didn't already know) - send me a PM, as I'm often a bit unresponsive on chat.

If I return next Turn and its just my opinion, you'll know I have received no messages and it will be mighty awkward.

Here's to another thrilling match day though, congrats to all the high scorers and table climbers!

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Busquets Shines in Liverpool Win

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Busquets grabbed a brace scoring in the 74th and 82nd minute

Sergio Busquets was the star of the show last night as the 25 year old defensive midfielder scored two goals for the Reds last night as Liverpool thrashed a struggling Norwich 4-1 at Carrow Road. Coming into the match Liverpool were clear favourites as Norwich were 19th in the table and Liverpool were up there at the top in 3rd spot.

Liverpool opened the scoring early on, 20 year old Lucas Moura scoring the opener in the 15th minute from a Suarez assist. Suarez got on the scoresheet himself immediately after he set up Lucas as he scored a direct free-kick in the 16th minute. Lucas turned from hero to villain just 15 minutes after he scored the opener the Brazilian got himself sent off for a horrible tackle on Andrew Surman. Even though Liverpool were reduced to ten men they maintained their early lead and went into half-time leading 0-2.

As the second half kicked off Norwich were looking an improved side especially with the extra boost of Liverpool being reduced to ten men and had a number of good chances but didn't convert any of them. The home side finally got on the scoresheet in the 67th minute when Balotelli pulled one back to make it 1-2, Norwich were back in the game. But Liverpool were dominant and weren't going to give any chance for Norwich to get a point from the match and scored two late goals to make it a comfortable win. Busquets scored both of the goals, the first goal in the 74th minute and the second in the 82nd minute. Busquets was impressive throughout the match and was named the Man of the Match as well.

The win sees Liverpool climb up to 2nd in the table with 20 points from 10 matches. Liverpool however are far from the top spot as League Leaders Tottenham have been outstanding as they've won all of their 10 league matches so far and have a 10 point lead over Liverpool. Liverpool only have their next league match in 9 days as they have two friendlies, a Shield Match and an SMFA Group match before they host Newcastle on the 11th.
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WEEK 12

Aldershot town 3V1 Luton Town

S.AGUZA 27 V.BIJEV 62

S.ADELEKE 49

F.BRODIĆ 73

Andy Burr steered Aldershot Town to victory against Luton Town.

Aldershot Town beat Luton Town 3 - 1 in their Division 5 fixture.

Raeder had an impressive game and was voted Man of the Match.

Aguza, Brodić and Adeleke were amongst the goalscorers.

Andy Burr after the game:

Looks like Lukas's (Raeder) eye test & work has payed off, I thought he was a little boss-eyed! He played brilliantly.

This was a real test today, Luton are much better than their league position suggests. Im very happy to stay unbeaten at The Rec.

STARTING 11

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MATCH REPORT

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The result has seen the Shot's jump back up to second, a single point behind leaders Barnet.

Just three points separate the top five, and only seven the top ten.

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Next up: (Away) Ebbsfleet United

The Rising Phoenix News:

Aldershot traveled to White Hart Lane in midweek, to face Division 1 runaways Tottenham in the EC cup round 2. It ended 3-1 to the Spurs, but Shot's manager Andy Burr remained upbeat:

Im soo glad we didnt take the hammering I was dreading.

We did very well, an matched spurs for shots on target...but other than that they dominated us, an fully deserved the victory! £400k profit...happy days!

We are out of both cups now, so everybodys aim is now on Division 5

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United lining up Raz replacement?

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Raz has had a terrible start to the season

Manchester United are reportedly targeting a move to bring Tottenham coach Ben Magee to Old Trafford.

The 23-year-old has enjoyed a hugely successful spell in charge of Spurs and is now among the favourites to succeed Manchester United boss Raz according to English newspaper The Sun.

Magee, who has had a fantastic start to the season, unbeaten after 10 games with 30 points. He is said to be 'interested' in the United job with starts such as Lionel Messi to work with. Raz, however, has had a complete different turn of fortunes with only 7 points after 10 games which has disappointed most, as they were considered title favourites among most of the population.

Betting provided by Sky Bet currently tells us that Ben is top at a very short price of 2/1 with wide outsider James Chettle out at 25/1 after giving WBA a decent start to the season. Managers such as Hancock are also said to have been touted.

Raz can only hope his side performs better to keep him in a job.

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WEEK 13

Ebbsfleet United 1V2 Aldershot town

M.PANATTI 14 R.BOTTA 20

C.PONDE 65

Match Highlights

14' - Henoc MUKENDI plays a pass to the edge of the box.

PANATTI strikes a first time shot for the top corner.

Goal GOAL!! - It goes just inside the post and in.

20' - SILVA gets to the byline and dinks a high ball towards the penalty spot.

BOTTA smashes a shot at goal.

Goal GOAL!! - The ball hits the back of the net before the keeper could even move.

65' - ZWEEGERS goes in with a hard tackle to try to win the ball back.

Free kick to Aldershot Town by the touch line.

BOTTA whips one into the danger area.

PONDE gets to the ball first and tries to loop a header over the keeper.

Goal GOAL!! - THOMAS dives across his goal but he can't reach it.

Andy Burr steered Aldershot Town to victory against Ebbsfleet United.

Aldershot Town beat Ebbsfleet United 2 - 1 in their Division 5 fixture.

Botta scored a goal and was later voted Man of the Match for his performance.

Ponde was also on the scoresheet for his side.

Andy Burr after the game:

Yeah!!! Botta scored his first goal for the club, an it was a beauty! Another BIG win, against a team near the top!

STARTING 11

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MATCH REPORT

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The result has seen the Shot's hold on to second place, and with Kiddy losing an Lincoln drawing, have opened up a little gap at the top.

DIVISION 5

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Next up: (Home) Hereford Utd

The Rising Phoenix News:

Club supporters' spokesperson, Jeremy "Paxo" Paxman has been overjoyed by the teams form. He spoke to supporters after the match. Then after

gave a statement to reporters:

Ive had my up's an down's with our manager, since he's taken over. But I can now see, there is some method to his madness. Having gone unbeaten in seven games, an having the leagues top-scorer in Capello..I am proud to be a supporter of Aldershot once again!

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Paxman's happy for the time being...

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Barrow AFC 0 - 1 Macclesfield Town

Bottom of the league Macclesfield gets their first win of the season under new boss Johan with Shefki Kuqi getting the winning goal.

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Kuqi celebrates his goal in style

From the manager: "Its our first win so hopefully we can push on from here. We don't have the biggest of squads so I will be looking to add a few more cheap players with the small budget we have."

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At the final whistle

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