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    Nice steady start at City! Solid squad depth means Im hopin to have a run at Europe too.

    May not be scoring much but only 1 conceded aint half bad. Think Jose has come to wrong side of Manchester!!

    Good work Trunks

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    Dream Team League - Season 8 - OCTOBER

    Aaaah October, the month that separates the men from the boys, the month when real men step up and take the challenge, the month when the tough got going baby, yeah!! And everyone of the managers, not including Jesus who is sacked from Wimbledon after 3 strikes and Peaceboy who claims that his laptop is 'special' and doesn't like windows 10, Don't we all dear, Don't we all, stepped up.

    After a poor month AJ would have wanted his Spurs side to show some form in October and they started away against a non managed DTL Leicester side. A goal in each half from Argentine wonderkid Vietto was enough to secure 3 easy points.

    Another league game, another league win is what AJ could have said at the post match press conference. He also could have added that his task was made a lot easier by the Newcastles goalie getting sent off in the 2nd minute, their defensive midfielder going in the 59th minute and, not wanting to feel left out, their substitute goalie getting his marching orders in the 86th minute. A hattrick from Lacazette and a first of the season for Reus sealed a 4-0 victory.

    Next up for Tottenham was a home tie against Zenit in the Champions Cup/ League/ Whatever you call it these days. I call it a cash cow. After a drab first half Vietto game Spurs the lead only for Diouf to get himself sent off a couple of minutes later. To rub salt into the wounds Kuranyi equalised in the 90th minute. 1-1.

    Any away tie against an un-DTL managed Leeds United, or dirty Leeds as they are better known, produced another accomplished display, as 2 first half goals from in form Lacazette, sealed the win.

    Next up for unbeaten this month Spurs was a home game against Shakhtar, who were not made up by members of the 70's groove band, in the League of Champions (TM). An injury to Evans was the only downside as goals from Vietto, Rakitic, Reus and Blind ensured a 4-2 win.

    Last up was another home game, this time against another managerless team, West Brom. A couple of injuries to Strootman and Mustafi Leak, both with bruised thighs marred another victory although they left it late with Lacazette scoring in the 90th minute.

    AMC would have been thrilled by Hull's start to the season, sitting pretty as they were at the top of the league, especially as virtually the same team scraped into the top ten last season. Must be the manager. I heard the old one was too shouty. away game at managerless Ipswich was the first game of the month and after a 0-0 first half Eder shocked the league leaders by scoring for Ipswich. A 59th minute equaliser from Edith Piatti followed as did another in the 83rd minute. Bacca added a 3rd in the 87th minute to spare Hull's blushes.

    Another game, another managerless opponent, as Hull welcomed Crystal Palace to..erm...Hull. Although the home side had a lot of chances, they only managed the 1 goal, scored by Bacca in the 27th minute.

    Next up, another managerless side in the not so mighty Arsenal. The Gunners. The Gooners. The Arse. Hull once again struggled and Arsenal took the lead in the 2nd minute before making it 2-0 in the 52nd. A Yaya Toure goal in the 72nd minute gave Hull some hope but that's all they got as they recorded their first loss of the campaign. An injury to Chew Bacca didn't help matters.

    After struggling against inferior sides AMC must have been wondering what would happen when Hull entertained Manchester City in the last game of the month. There was no need to worry though as goals from Piatti and 2 from Ibrahimovic mean't Hull raced into a 3-0 lead. They even missed a penalty. Just for shits and giggles. A City reply wasn't enough and Hull ran out 3-1 winners.

    "We love you West Ham we do" sang no-one after an indifferent start to the new DTL season for BobMem although they did remain unbeaten in the Champions Cup thingy.

    First up in October was a home tie against a DTL managed team, Middlesborough. West Ham raced into a 2-0 lead after just 9 minutes with goals from Hobbit extra Modric and everyone's favourite thug, Diego Costa. The game petered out after Middlesborough had a man sent off. 2-0 to West Ham.

    An away game at Man United followed and if you don't want to know the score look away now...if you have no shots on target all game against a side like United you would expect to come away with nothing, nada, nowt etc etc and that's exactly what happened as Man Utd won 1-0. West Ham were poor at best.

    Maybe they were saving themselves for the next game, at home against Roma, who play in Rome, in Italy, in the Champions League do dah. After going 1-0 down, West Ham suddenly started to play and 3 first half goals from You Fekir (2) and Mr Boggle Eyed himself, Ozil, ensured a 3-1 win.

    Buoyed by that win West Ham took on their next opponents, Norwich City, with renewed vigour and a 58th minute winner from Costa proved sufficient. 1-0.

    Another midweek night, another midweek opponent from that there Europe, this time being Basel, who are a misspelt condiment and Swiss. 2 more goals from that Fekir and another Costa tap in meant West Ham won 3-0. The only disappointment was the 84th minute sending off of Mascherano.

    Last up this month was a tricky away tie at Fulham. West Ham dominated from start to finish but only had the one goal to show for their endeavours, Pelle's (no, not that one) 49th minute thunderbolt (not probably true). An injury to Smalling meant he would spend at least a month out.

    On the South Coast (TM), just along a bit from the greatest team in all the world, Southampton had a good start to the new DTL league and manager Dermotron hoped this form would continue in October.

    First up for the Saints was a short away trip to Shakhtyor, which is just outside Rhyl probably, in the return leg of the UEFA Cup first round. A hattrick from Lavezzi meant that Southamptons short trip home was a happy one. 3-0 on the night, 5-0 on aggregate.

    Just 4 days later Southampton travelled to Chelsea hoping to continue their good form. Unfortunately, in a dull game, they lost 1-0 and even had the soft tackling Ramos sent off.

    Another UEFA game followed, at home to Anderlecht who stunned everyone in the 26th minute by taking the lead. They then stunned everyone again just in case anyone missed it the first time around by scoring a second. This seemed to wake Southampton up and goals from Mkhitaryan, Embolo and Mata gave the Saints a 3-2 win.

    What do you want more than anything after a European game in midweek? A rest? away tie at Man City of course. And that's exactly what Southampton got. They took the lead as well, Lavezzi slotting in on 22 minutes. Unfortunately Man City scored 2 goals in reply giving Southampton another league loss.

    Still, the last game, at home to QPR in the league Cup, would give the Saints something to cheer about as goals from Mali (2), Embolo and Mkhitaryan meant an easy 4-0 win.

    Aston Villa, everyone's favourite midland team, run by everyone's second favourite manager, had made an unbeaten start to their league defence and were looking forward to continuing this in October.

    The first game of October was away at another title hopeful, Manchester City. After a cagey start Villa opened the scoring with a brace inside a minute from Iniesta. When Muller added a third it looked like game over. A spirited fight back by City in the 2nd half couldn't quite catch the Villains and the game finished 3-2.

    Second up was a home tie against a DTL managed side, Everton, who failed to turn up. Goals from Higuain, DI Maria (2) and Muller rice rice baby (2) meant that Villa recorded an easy 5-0 win.

    "Champions League you are having a laugh" sang the Villa faithful at the 123 Tel-Aviv fans who had bothered to show up for their sides match. Goals from Robben (2), Iniesta and Di Maria gave Villa an easy 4-0 victory.

    Crystal Palace, which is somewhere in that there London, were the Champions next opponents in the league. De Bruyne scored a beauty to set Villa on their way before Sissoko spoiled the party with a Palace equaliser. After a bit of huffing and puffing it was left to De Bruyne to score the winner in the 88th minute. 2-1.

    Wolfsburg, from Germany, were Villa's next opponents in the Champions League of Cup and although having a good reputation, were sent packing by goals from Higuain and Cavani (3), who even missed a second half penalty. Ex Hull striker Scott Wright did manage to score a consolation for the Germans. 4-1.

    Villa's last gane if the month was a home tie against the once mighty Arsenal who didn't live up to their previous reputation as goals from Bonucci, Cavani, Iniesta, Muller and Robben gave Villa an easy 5-0 win.

    A massive improvement was what the fans and manager wanted from early season underachievers Everton in October. A home tie against the not so mighty FC Kobenhavn should have proved just the ticket but once again sloppy defending meant the away side scored first after just 7 minutes. Although Falcao equalised in the 52nd minute Everton couldn't find a winner.

    Everton had a chance rectify their poor league form with an away trip to unmanaged Arsenal but, after a very poor first half, the Gunners shocked the Toffees with 3 second half goals with no reply.

    Another league game followed, this time at unbeaten Aston Villa. Everton were not really at the races, let alone in the same field,as Villa scored 5 goals without reply.

    Having scraped through against their last European opponents, the Everton fans were expecting more from their team as they travelled to Hapoel Beer Sheva, nope me neither, I'm guessing Israel but I have been wrong before, for a UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg tie. And more they got as Destro gave Everton an early lead, quickly followed by Eder scoring another. A Beer reply gave the home side hope before Morata incread Evertons lead. A 84th minute goal from Abbas made the toffee fans a bit nervous near the end but Everton held on. 3-2. The only downside was an injury to Wakaso.

    Another league game followed, away at another DTL managed team, Swansea. Much to the dismay of the travelling fans, Swansea ran out 3-1 winners, with Evertons goal coming from Abate. Having Sneijder sent off didn't help matters either.

    It was now the turn of the League Cup to try an spark some life into under performing Everton and goals from Ward-Prowse and Ginter did just that, although an own Rami goal near the end caused a few flutters. 2-1.

    Last and very least for Everton is this poor month was a league match against Palace. A Destro goal in the 13th minute settled this poor match.

    After a poor by their standards months, Man United were looking forward to kick starting their campaign in earnest. Their first match was an away tie at West Brom and a 68th minute Koke goal was enough to give them the 3 points. An injury to Insigne proved the only down side.

    Next up for United was another away game, this time at Fulham. In a very tight game, United just edged it thanks to a 33rd minute goal from German star Gotze. Although they had Thiago Silva sent off in the 80th minute United held on.

    After back to back 1-0 wins it was nice to see United do some proper attacking as they took the match to their opponents, APOEL, in their next game in the Champions Cup. Goals from Pogba (2), Vidal (2) and that man Gotze secured an easy 5-0 victory.

    What do we want? Away at Newcastle. When do we want it? A few days after an exciting midweek European tie if possible please thanks very much sang no fans what so ever but they, the fictional fans, got what they wanted as United travelled to sunny Newcastle next. Another Gotze goal seemed to send United home with another 1-0 win until Wijnaldum equalised in the 81st minute. An injury to Filipe Luis also didn't help.

    Next up was another Champions League match, this time against Porto, which is down there, across a bit, yup, just there. Goals from Thiago Silva, Lukaku and Vidal ensured a 3-1 win. A late injury to the old Italian Chiellini soured an otherwise perfect evening.

    The last game of the month saw another 1-0 win, this time against Dirty Leeds, courtesy of Boateng and his magic Head.

    After a great couple of months, Middlesborough were looking forward to continuing their form against West Ham in the Premier League. Unfortunately West Ham had other ideas and ran out 2-0 winners. Having Hudson sent off in the 33rd minute didn't help matters either.

    Still, they had a chance to redeem themselves a few days later when Man City turned up at the Riverside. Unfortunately Middlesborough didnt turn up and City ran out very easy winners much to the home fans disgust. 0-4. A Sanchez injury put the icing on the cake.

    After 2 defeats against fellow DTL managers, Middlesborough travelled to Ipswich to try and restore their pride. Once again Middlesborough seemed slow off the mark as Ipswich raced into a 2-0 lead.Late goals from Le Fondre saw an unlikely draw espacially as Ipswich missed a penalty as well. 2-2.

    The end of a poor month for Middlesborough saw them travel to Oxford, which is just outside Oxford, in the League Cup 3rd round. Oxford decided to spoil the party with an early goal before Middlesborough took control and came out fairly confortable winners. 3-2. The sending off of Vergini didn't help matters though.

    Another club who were looking to continue their good early season form, Swansea City began their month away at Ferencvaros who are possibly from Hungary. In a match that the Swans dominated they would probably feel a little aggrieved to only come away with a 1-1 draw. Especially as they had 12 shots on target.

    The next match, Home to Palace, would give the Swans fans something to sing about as first Matuidi and then Lewandowski scored to give them a 2-0 victory.

    Aaah the midlands, home to a motorway junction and some canals. Oh, also home to West Brom, who Sawnsea played next. A Lewandowski 36th minute goal set them on their way before Ter Stegen got himself stupidly sent off and West Brom scored from the resulting penalty. 1-1.

    Another day, another 2nd round 1st leg match against Bob Marley's favourite team, Sion. Sorry, very poor. Goals from Sanchez (2) and Suarez saw the Swans record an easy 3-0 victory.

    Swansea's good start to the season continued when they met very close to the bottom of the table Everton. Goals from Sanchez again (2) and Gonalons saw the men in white run out 3-1 winners.

    "Hey hey it's the League Cup" sang the Monkees a while ago, honestly, and that was next on the agenda for Swansea as they travelled to sunny Manchester for a 3rd round tie. A goal from Sturridge meant that Swansea came home 1-0 winners.

    Last but very not least for Swansea was an away game against Everton. This was a crazy game that saw 8 goals and a Fernandinho injury. Unfortunately, Swansea only scored 4 of them through Sturridge (3) and that man again, Sanchez. 4-4.

    Norwich had an ok start to DTL life but were looking to improve their league position in October. They started brightly with a 2-0 away victory at Dirty Leeds through goals from Rooney and Wilshire.

    Next up was a home tie against Chelsea. Norwich started well with an early goal from Welbeck. Kimmich equalised for Chelsea before Welbeck again and Berahino scored for the green and canary yellows...3-1 to Norwich. The only downside was an early Rooney injury that would keep him out for 9 months. Got ya!

    Things came down to earth with a small bang for Norwich in their next match as they travelled to West Ham and lost 1-0.

    The last match of the month was a League Cup tie away at Liverpool. After a dull first half Norwich folded in the 2nd as Liverpool scored 2 goals.

    Fulham Football Club, to give them their full name, had an average start to their DTL campaign, and were looking to improve in October. The first chance they had was away at Newcastle. In a match they dominated, they came home with all 3 points thanks to a Nasri 51st minute goal.

    Next up was the big one. The huge 'un. It was mahossive. Oh yes. At home to Ipswich. It doesn't get bigger. Luckily the home team were up to the challenge and ran out eays 2-0 winners thanks to another Nasri goal and one from Rossi who also got himself injured.

    Nasri continued his good form in the next match, away at Chelsea, as he opened the scoring in the 3rd minute. They held this lead right up until the 87 minute when Chelsea equalised.

    Another match versus Ipswich was next on the agenda. This time though it was the League Cup....ooooh. It was a game of 2 sending offs and 1 goal scored by Ighalo in the 35 th minute. Unfortunately Fulham had already had a man sent off by then, Rafael Carioca, for something or other. Ighalo then followed suit in the 50th minute.

    Last up for Fulham this month was a home game against a local side for local people, West Ham. All that Fulham got out of this game was a Peruzzi injury and a 1-0 loss.

    Newcastle were another team who didn't start their Premier League campaign very well and with a home tie against Fulham they were looking to reverse that trend. Unfortunately this didn't happen as the Barcodes lost 1-0 in a poor match.

    A trip to London? How exciting! Will we meet the Queen? That's how a normal London trip is celebrated. Unfortunately, when you have 3 players sent off, including 2 goal keepers, there is little to cheer about especially if Tottenham also run in 4 goals without reply. Reina got sent off in the 2nd minute and was later followed by Kouyate and then Pyatov in the very crowded early bath.

    Next up for Newcastle was a home tie against Man Utd. This was a chance to cheer up the fans or so they thought but after a dour first half Newcastle went 1-0 down. A late Wijnaldum equaliser, in a game that Newcastle dominated, meant a 1-1 draw.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, the League Cup 3rd round! (Cue Applause). Against a lowly Newport from Gwent which is in Wales side, Newcastle ran riot with goals from Wijnaldum, Icardi and Dybala (2) providing some late October cheer.

    After an impressive unbeaten opening to the season, Man City were looking to continuing this form, even though they were going to meet 5 managed teams this month. First up was a real doozy, as they say in the trade, an away fixture against the mighty Koper(berg). A boring 0-0 draw was enough to see City safely through to the next round.

    Fortress Etihad, as it has become know recently, welcomed the visit of Aston Villa, who kicked in the doors, set fire to the drawbridge, and strode away with a 3-2 victory. Goals from Aogo and Gundogan didn't, in the end, prove enough.

    Still, next up was a visit to the pride of the North, Middlesborough, and City enjoyed themselves immensely as Mandzukic (2) and Rode scored for City. An own goal by Roberge sealed a fine 4-0 win.

    Back to the not so Fortressy Etihad for the next game of the month, as Man City welcomed Ipswich Town. A hard fought game saw City earn a 3-2 win thanks to goals from Mandzukic and Fabregas (2).

    A trip to rainy Greece was next on the cards for Man City as they faced AEK Larnaca in the 2nd round, 1st leg mind, of the UEFA Cup. City came away 2-0 winners thanks to a brace from that Mandzukic again...

    Next up for City in this mammoth month was a home league fixture against super sexy Southampton (TM). After a slow start allowing the Saints to score City fought back with goals from Tesche and Fabregas.

    Another day, another cup competition, this time the fantastically named League Cup. Unfortunately Swansea brought their A game mofos and ran out 1-0 winners.

    Lastly this month came a league game against top o' the table Hull City. City, huffed and puffed but weren't really at the races and ended up losing 3-1, with Schurrle providing the reply.


    With no cup games to look forward to Derby County focused on improving their league position after a slightly shaky start. First up was an away fixture at Preston who raced into a 2-0 lead. Derby showed great character and pulled it back to 2-2 through Jenssen and Elyounoussi (not a real name surely?). 2-2. An injury to Boly proved to be another downside.

    Next up was the one everyone had been waiting on, the biggie, the local...erm...derby. Away at hated rivals Notts Forest who stupidly took the lead. Derby responded in the erm...derby by firing in 3 goals from Ruiz, Immobile and Rafinha without replay leaving their fans in raptures. 3-1.

    After the great derby win it was down to earth for...erm...Derby as they faced Bristol City at home. A mosquito goal settled the matter for Derby who also had Lingard sent off at the death. 1-0.

    There is something sexy about an away trip to Cardiff. It might be the world famous ground, the City itself or the huge amount of chip shops but there is definitely something about it. Especially if you come away with a 3-2 win courtesy of goals from Jenssen and a not so Immobile (2).

    Another home game followed, this time against Stoke City, and Derby ran out easy 2-1 victors thanks to goals from Townsend and Immobile. An injury to the little annoying striker, Mosquito, marred an other wise good performance.

    Last but not least in this fine unbeaten month was the visit to Pride Park of Charlton. A Jenssen goal after 44 minutes was enough to secure all 3 points.

    Last edited by trunky; 09-06-16 at 12:18 AM.

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    Amazing job, Trunks. Love it. Getting results helps

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    Damn you Arsenal!

    Great write up Trunks

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    Great stuff trunk!! Plenty to read there. And to prove I read it all I found the secret Villa result Vs. City.

    Delighted to see Hull drop points finally!!

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    Boateng has a head, luckily for us

    Raped by injuries (and lack of quality)

    Gonna have to revert to the back 3

    Great stuff Trunky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis89 View Post
    Boateng has a head, luckily for us

    Raped by injuries (and lack of quality)

    Gonna have to revert to the back 3

    Great stuff Trunky
    A magic head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erkifino View Post
    Great stuff trunk!! Plenty to read there. And to prove I read it all I found the secret Villa result Vs. City.

    Delighted to see Hull drop points finally!!
    Ha! Missed one

    And now edited for accuracy.
    Last edited by trunky; 09-06-16 at 12:09 AM.

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    Sorry about going AWOL this week - ive been having some major fucking technical issues. I bought a new laptop with windows 10 and it basically said "no fucking way" when i downloaded it. THEN I DOWNLOADED IT and loaded a game (albeit an original database - which i thought 'i may have another pop at') - loaded up Newcastle (of course). Saved the game, closed the game - went to open it - and now it wont work. Its no longer mounted on the .iso and i have no idea what to do.

    Rant aside - looks like my team didn't need me! What a month. 2nd place and on the up.

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    Just re mount it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fods View Post
    Just re mount it

    If mine doesn't work I run the . exe and then quit the game. Then just fire it up again.

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    Tried to do it... but it wasn't finding it to remount. Like id just click through the folder and through another folder and again and again. It didn't see it.

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    Great stuff, trunky! How did you get on with Portsmouth though, don't leave us all in suspense

    Zero wins for me in the league this month. That's gutting really as I'd have liked at least 4 points. Can't complain about losing to BobMem as we were already 2:0 down after Hudson was sent off. We were awful against vinjwoods too and at least we improved for the trip to Ipswich and saved ourselves from defeat with Le Fondre getting a brace. 11th in the league now, hopefully we can stay there.

    Hopefully we have better luck in the League Cup after knocking out Oxford. Nice to see Abdellaeoue on the scoresheet, we need him to be on fire! Typical that Vergini was sent off when he's been Hudson's replacement.

    Hull still flying up there - Reminds me of AMC's last venture in the DTL with Chelsea. Also reminds me of Ranieri taking over Leicester. That means trunky is Pearson vinjwoods surprisingly 2nd too, unexpected given his history at Liverpool. Erk still keeping in touch with them though and the only unbeaten team. samsami and Fodster dangerously close to the bottom three! Squad depth is perhaps killing them?

    peaceboy getting lucky when he's been 'punished' with a 4-4-2 formation and his worse starting XI. Hopefully he can build on that now.

    Thanks again, trunky

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    yay WTG fulham. a reasonable start. just waiting each month to see when my only keeper gets banned or injured..

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    Cup heroes. League pussies

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyromyst View Post
    yay WTG fulham. a reasonable start. just waiting each month to see when my only keeper gets banned or injured..
    Did you read what happened in my match with Newcastle vs AJ's Spurs?
    Red card for two of my goalkeepers!
    He bribed the referee!

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    Threatened. Not bribed.

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    Brilliant intro Trunks

    Loved your Champions League alternative names as well!

    Superb write up and nice little nuggets in there – made me chuckle!

    AJ – Great month! Maybe your fortunes have changed!

    AMC – need you to start dropping some points

    BobMem - You Fekir (2) and Mr Boggle Eyed himself, Ozil,

    Janis 9 goals in 9 games - very good month tho mate

    Dermo – still jealous you have Embolo

    Erk – thumping month

    Foddy – better end to the month than the drab start of it

    Marko – poor month all in all!

    Ebfatz – I bet you’ll take 6 from 9 points every month!

    Pyro – mixed month – Nasri cutting the mustard tho!

    Samsami – 2 GK sent off in same game At least you’re through in the cup!

    Vinny – feel free to drop points whenever you want. Unlucky on the cup loss

    Peaceboy – good month mate – time to pull away from the chasing pack now!

    Decent unbeaten month for the Swans………

    1-1 in 2nd leg v some random team and their keeper with a 10 rating says it all!

    Professional 2-0 win v palace 

    Fecking red-card only gives me a draw as I got “Pulised” away to WBA

    Another red card v Sion but smashed ‘em 3-1

    Close game v man City in the cup but squeaked through with Studge doing his “arms” dance - The reward is an away trip to Pulis’s WBA again – hope to set the record straight this time

    4-4 v Leicester – 6 shots on target they had – whilst seemed like we shot whenever we could – fecking 23 peppered anywhere and everywhere. Poor result that fecking Sirigu with a THREE rating – tosser!

    Got a UEFA tie and then 3 days later a MASSIVE match v Erk’s Villa…………………….already could be a defining game if I am to challenge for the league!

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    Dream Team League - Season 8 - NOVEMBER

    Oh November. With your rain and moustaches. How we love you.

    AJ was hoping that the Spurs resurgence continued in November and first up to test his managerial skills was an away League Cup tie at local rivals Arsenal. Goals from Silva and Boudebouz meant that they recorded an easy 2-0 win. The sending off of Blind didn't influence the match.

    A few days later Spurs travelled to West Ham and strolled to victory thanks to a Knoche goal in the 19th minute. A mustafi Leak injury in the 5th minute wasn't as bad as first thought. And oh man did we think it was a bad one. Oh yes.

    Another day, another away fixture, this time in the Champions League, against Italian giants Juventus, which is in Italy. After weathering a storm Spurs took the lead in the 54th minute through Rakitic before adding a late second in the 90th minute thanks to Mr Cahill and his 50p head. Knoche picked up a knock. Ha!

    Spurs fans might be wondering if their new stadium was being worked on as another away game, this time at local rivals Arsenal in the league, meant that it was 4 on the bounce now for Tottenham. This was an easy a derby as you could get as Spurs hammered Arsenal 3-0 with goals from Wanyama and Diouf(2).

    Finally a home game for Spurs as they took on Ajax, great on sinks and plug holes, in the Champions Leaguey poos. Wanyama opened the scoring before De Jong equalised for Ajax. The score stayed this way until the 2nd half when Spurs ran riot, scoring 5 more goals without reply, through Diouf (3), Silva and Vietto.

    The last game of the month, at home against Man City, saw Spurs take a 4th minute lead through that man again Diouf. He slotted home to double the lead on 32 minutes before Lacazette added a 3rd in the second half.

    Unbeaten for the month and having recorded 7 straight league wins in a row without conceding, AJ will be very happy with Spurs and their form.

    AMC's Hull were sitting pretty at the top of the league going in to November and were looking to keep their form going. First up for Hull was an away League Cup 3rd round fixture away at Man Utd. After taking the lead through Gameiro Hull then scored an own goal, thanks Mr Fonte, before conceding another to lose the match 2-1.

    Next up was an away league fixture against struggling Everton who promptly took the lead. Hull were battered by the Blues for most of the match before, much to everyone's surprise, Shneiderlin popped up in the 82 minute to make the game 1-1.

    A home game against Middlesborough was next up for the Tigers, Grrrr, and in a game they dominated, Hull left it late to score, but score they did through Ibrahimovic in the 78th and 87th minute.

    The final game for Hull was an away game against Southampton. Hull took the lead through Pastore before Bruma added a 2nd. Southampton scored just before half time which made for a nervous 2nd half for Hull and their 13 travelling fans. their nerves were justified as Southampton equalised in the 78th minute. 2-2.

    A short month for Hull, unbeaten in the league, but knocked out of the league Cup. AMC will be happy with not losing.

    After a slight turn up in form the previous month BobMem will have hoped this would continue into November. First up was a League Cup tie against Bolton Wanderers. A Trippier goal was all that West Ham had to show for their first half efforts but goals from Boggled Eyed Ozil and Pelle, not that one, meant West Ham ran out easy 3-0 victors.

    Next up was a home match against local slight rivals Tottenham. West Ham were barely in this match and Spurs ran out 1-0 winners.

    Two back to back Champions League matches followed, with West Ham travelling to Barcelona, in Spain, for the first one. The Big Jese scored in the 60th minute to give the Catalonians the lead before Ozil and everyone's favuorite thug, Costa, replied to give West Ham a 2-1 win.

    Not content with beating one of the favourites away from home, West Ham did it again, this time at FC Bayern. Goals from Pelle, nope, Costa and that Fekir saw the Hammers race into a 3-0 lead. An Afellay goal for the hosts on the 90th minute didn't change the game. 3-1 to West Ham. An injury to one of Ozil's eyes proved the only downside.

    The last game of the month was a one sided match away at Dirty Leeds. That Fekir opened the scoring in the 2nd minute with Mascherano (2) and Gerson finding the onion bag later on in the game. 4-0 to the Irons.

    Another up and down month for West Ham, with the 2 Champions Cup victories the highlights.

    Down in sunny Southampton, on that there South Coast (tm), Dermotron must have been hoping for an improvement in the Saints up and down form. Kicking things off this month was a home tie against Ipswich Town. In a fairly one sided match Southampton scored 2 first half goals through One Mata and Mki...Miki...Mkht...Henrikh M. A late Ipswich goal in the 2nd half meant the Saints won 2-1.

    A strong Anderlecht side, probably in Belgium but don't quote me, were next in the UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg. Southampton took the lead against the run of play in the 14th minute through Malli Vanilli before Xhaka equalised for the Belgians in the 81st minute. Southamptons nerves were settled though when Lavezzi scored the winner in the 89th minute. The Saints were through to the next round 5-3 on aggregate with the only downer being an 79th minute injury to Ramos.

    Crystal Palace away was next up and Southampton seemed to have a European hangover as Palace scored in the 48th minute and that was that. An injury to Malli Vanilli made the day worse for the Saints.

    Still, onwards and upwards, and next up for Southampton was another league fixture, this time away at Swansea City, from WALES. After taking the lead through Jackson Martinez Southampton proceeded to let in 3 Swansea goals without reply to lose their 2nd league game in a row. Helped by Lucas Silva getting sent off in the 74ht minute.

    UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg 4th arm against a team called, and I shit you not, Ludogorets. Hahahaha. Bulgarian. Honest. Anyway, Southampton won this game quite easily through goals from Ramos, Fabinho and Embolo.

    Last up was a cracker of a league match at home against high flyers Hull City. Who took the lead. The rotters. Then they scored again. Asensio, aah so, pulled a goal back in the 43rd minute before Pique tapped an equaliser.

    Indifferent league form again for Southampton althopugh they were still in the UEFA Cup.

    After a good October, Villa's Manager, and his weird smell, were hoping to continue this form in November. A league cup 3rd round tie against Wigan proved no stumbling block to Villa as goals from Ave Maria, Varane, Cavani and Iniesta saw them run out easy 4-0 winners. Wigan had no shots either on or off goal.

    Swansea away would prove to be a different kettle of things that swim in water. Villa took the lead through Cavani before the same player added another. 2-0 at half time and cruising but in the 2nd half Swansea fought back with 2 goals of their own. A Ave Maria winner on 81 minutes settled matters for Villa. Benzema picked up an injury on 81 minutes as well. Must have been something in the water.

    Away at a very strong Monaco in the league they call the Champions League but in reality includes loads of teams was next on the agenda. Monaco took the lead in the first half before Muller Lite equalised in the 54th. 1-1.

    Next up was an equally strong Real Madrid in that there League of nearly Champions. This game proved to be easier than first thought as goals from Higuain (2), Kroos, Cavani (2) and Iniesta meant Villa ran out easy 6-1 winners.

    Back to the league against Fulham at home was next. In quite an even match Villa, and Cavani, scored a goal in each half to win this 2-0.

    Another game, another League Cup match as Villa entertained Sunderland. Another one sided game saw Muller Rice Rice Baby (2), Benatia and Varane score for Villa without reply.

    Last up in a busy month saw Aston Villa play and beat Middlesborough away through goals from Ave Maria and Iniesta.

    Another good month for Villa with 1 draw the only blip.

    Everton continued to struggle in the league last month which manager Fodster would hope to improve this time out. A return leg against Beer Beer we all love Beer saw Everton start the month in the right way as they ran out easy 4-0 winners through goals from Sneijder, Angel Gabriel (2) and Mitrovic.

    Hull away were next and it looked, after Mitrovic had opened the scoring in the 3rd minute, like Everton would snatch a well deserved victory. A Hull equaliser in the 82nd minute put paid to that idea. 1-1.

    An exciting end to end League Cup 4th round followed against AFC Wimbledon. The Angel Gabriel scored in the 25th and 45th minutes to give Everton a 2-0 lead at the break. A quick Wimbledon equaliser in the 2nd half fluttered many hearts before the final whistle blew. 2-1.

    Norwich at home. The very mention of this clash makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand out. It is THE clash of the season. The one we ALL look forward to. Not any more though if a sum total of 5 shots on target from both teams is all they can be bothered to do. 0-0. No goals. Dour affair.

    Everton continued to put aside their poor league form as they travelled to AZ. Which I am reliably informed is in Holland. Despite falling behind, goals from Wakaso, Destro and Morata meant Everton romped home 3-1. A Bender (snigger) injury was the only negative.

    The last match this month was another league game, this time away at Fulham. Goals from Wakaso and Alex Sandro proved enough to record a 2-0 victory.

    Although unbeaten in the league this month, 2 draws was not good enough for Fodster's under achieving team.

    After a strong October, Janis and his United team continued this form at home to Hull City in the League Cup 3rd round. Despite falling behind Utd roared back with goals from Pogba and an own goal. 2-1.

    Chelsea away was next up for United and although they huffed and puffed they didn't blow any houses down as Chelsea won 1-0.

    It was now time for a Champions League fixture. At home against Spanish, honest, giants, probably not, Valencia. A Lukakakaku goal in the 74th minute meant United took the honours 1-0. Injuries to Thaigo Silva and Gotze wouldn't prove to be too long term.

    A difficult away match at Crystal Palace was next. Goals from Aguerooooo and Pogba gave United a 2-0 half time lead before Palace pulled one back. 2 more goals from Aguerooooo giving him his hattrick meant that United ran out easy 4-1 winners.

    Next up was another Champions Cup match, away at Benfica, in rainy Portugal. A Pogba goal gave United a first half lead only for Benfica to score 2 late efforts giving them a 2-1 win. An injury to Verratti compounded things.

    Determined to put this loss behind them, United entertained Arsenal in a league clash. A first of the season for Welliton and 2 from Lukakakaku gave United an easy 3-0 win.

    A league loss and a Champions League defeat meant that Janis will be a bit unhappy with his team this month.

    After a fine start to his DTL campaign, Mark will have wanted more from his Middlesborough team this month after a slight dip in form in October. First up for the Middlesboroughites? was a home tie against Chelsea. Things started well when Marcos Junior scored after 9 minutes. The game stayed this way until the 81st minute when Chelsea equalised. 1-1. Middlesborough will feel a little lucky as Chelsea also missed a penalty. A Sanchez injury didn't improve things either.

    Still, an away tie against un-manager Leicester was next up and Boro took the lead through Bueno, before Ralls made it 2-0. A Leicester fightback saw them score twice in 2 minutes to draw level before Bueno notched his second of the game and the winner. 3-2.

    Another league game followed, away at Arsenal, who took the lead in the 12th minute. Le Fondue Set scored 2 quick goals to give Boro the lead before Arsenal scored again. 2-2.

    A local derby was next for the un-mighty Boro as they hosted manager Mark's old club, Newcastle, in the League Cup 4th round. After the barcodes had taken the lead Silva replied for Boro just before half time. The 2nd half and extra time proved goalless and so it went to penalties. Newcastle came out on top as Akpom missed his for Boro.

    Next up was an away match at Hull City, high flyers in thsi season DTL. After an even first half Hull scored 2 goals near the end of the match to win 2-0. A fair result for a poor Boro effort.

    Last up this month was a home tie against the Champions, Aston Villa. Another goalless first half gave Boro a glimmer of hope but this light was snuffed out as Villa scored 2 second half goals without reply.

    Mark will be slightly concerned with Boro's slow fall down the table especially as a busy December looms on the horizon.

    After an unbeaten October, Redknapp and his Swansea team went into November with huge optimism. An away return leg in the UEFA Cup at Bob Marley's favourite team, Sion, sorry again, I couldn't resist, saw first Matuidi and then Sanchez score for Swansea without reply. 2-0 on the night and an easy 5-0 on aggregate.

    At home to the Champions, Villa, was next up for Swansea. After letting in 2 first half goals Swansea stormed back into this tie through goals from Suarez and Sturridge onlt for Villa to score the winner late on. This was Swansea City's first loss since August.

    Next up was a League Cup 4th round tie away at West Brom. It was a game that Swansea dominated but couldn't find the net and so it went to penalties. Gonalons scored the winner for The Swans after West Brom had missed two of their penalties.

    After beating Bob Marley's favourite team in the last round, Swansea's reward was an away tie against Italian giants, Lazio. Who are from Italy. In a topsy turvy match the Swans took the lead through Costa before lazio equalised. Costa scored again before a late Lazio goal mean't a 2-2 draw.

    Southampton were Swansea's next opponents at the Liberty Stadium and they promptly took the lead in the first half. That lead didn't last very long as Sanchez soon equalised before Costa and then Suarez made the score 3-1.

    Last up for the Swans in this busy month was an away tie at Newcastle who won the game with a 74th minute goal. Swansea will feel a little grieved at this loss as it was a very even game.

    Two league loses this month mean't that Redknapp will not have enjoyed November although they still are right in the mix.

    With only 4 leagues to play this month, Norwich were hoping to improve their league form. First up this month was a home tie against Newcastle. In a very even and poor match Newcastle scored in the 25th minute and that was that. 0-1.

    Next up was the big one as Norwich travelled down the A140 to visit their closest rivals, Ipswich Town, who opened the scoring in the 12th minute. A Milner injury a bit later didn't stop Norwich from equalising in the 20th minute through Delph. Unfortunately this was as good as it got for Norwich as Ipswich scored 2 more second half goals to make the score 3-1. To compound matters, Scott Dann got himself sent off in the 81st minute.

    After 2 straight defeats Norwich were hoping to bounce back away at Everton. I'm not sure a 0-0 bore draw meant bouncing back but an away point in such a dull game was a bonus.

    Last up this month for Norwich was a home tie against Crystal Palace. The manager would have liked a good start and that's what he got as goals from Billy Jon Jo Bob Shelvey (2), Welbeck and Delph meant that Norwich stormed into a 4-0 lead before the 20th minute. Palace pulled one back on the stroke of half time and that was that!

    A good finish to the month for Norwich who will be a little disappointed at the early loses.

    Fulham had an up and down October and were hoping for better luck this time out. First up for the Londoners was a trip to the Venice of the North, Manchester City. Fulham went 1 down in the 4th minute and then had Ozdoev sent off for a two footed challenge. The game drifted away from Fulham at this point and they couldn't get back into the tie.

    A chance to revive their fortunes came in the League Cup 4th round fixture at home against Leicester. Unfortunately it was the away side who raced into a lead before Rossi made it 1-1. Leicester scored again only for Rafael to equalise on 67 minutes. There was no further goals and so the match went to penalties. It didn't look too good when Rossi missed the first but Nani, Nasri and Rafael didn't miss there's and so Fulham were through.

    An away league match was next, at Champions Aston Villa, and although they tired they couldn't match the midlanders who fired in 2 goals without reply.

    The last match of November was a home tie against fellow strugglers, Everton. Once again Fulham conceded as Everton scored twice without reply.

    3 league losses this month was not what Pyromyst would have wanted. Norwich sit only 3 points clear of the relegation places.

    Newcastle had a poor month in October and so looked to November to improve their form. First up was an away visit to a long way down the east Coast, Norwich City. A relatively quiet match saw Kurzawa score the winner after 25 minutes.

    Buoyed by this victory the Barcodes took on Leicester at home a few days later and recorded a fine 6-2 victory. Goals from Dybala (2), Schweinsteiger, Icardi (2) and Pasalic sent the home sides fans...erm...home delighted.

    Next up was a League Cup 4th round tie away at local rivals Middlesbrough. After taking the lead through Kouyate Newcastle conceded just before halftime. A poor second half meant that the tie went into extra time and then penalties. Tabanou held his nerve to send Newcastle through to the next round.

    Last up this month was a home tie against Swansea City. In a very even match Schweinsteiger scored the winner in the 74th minute.

    An unbeaten month and 2 straight league wins will have made Samsami a very happy DTL manager.

    Vinjwoods would be hoping that City would continue their good form this month especially as hadn't shown up or set a team. A UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg against Larnaca who are from Cyprus, indeed, saw City overwhelm their opponents firing 5 goals without reply. Matip, Zawada, Garay, Valdivia and Podolski all got on the score sheet.

    Just 3 days later saw Man City take on Fulham in the league. A Samuelsen goal in the 4th minute proved to be the winner. Kirchhoff picking up an injury proved the only bad news.

    Next up was another home league tie, this time against bottom of the table Leicester. So it came as a surprise when they took the lead right on the stroke of half time. City picked themselves up in the 2nd half and goals from Fabregas, Llorente and Kiesling saw them come out on top 3-1.

    Thanks to their UEFA Cup win earlier in the month City entertained Italian giants Roma, from Rome, in the 3rd round 1st leg. A Zawada goal in the 5oth minute gave City the victory in a very even game.

    Last up this month was an away tie at a resurgent Tottenham Hotspur. City only registered one shot on target all game as they went down 3-0. Ciaran Clark got himself sent off on 75 minutes which made the mood even better. NOT.

    A good month ruined by a poor showing in the last game. Hopefully Vin will be back to take the reins in December.


    A good October had seen Peaceboy's Derby County climb up the table so he was hoping for similar in the merry month of November. First up for Derby was an away tie at top of the table rivals Blackburn Rovers. What should have been a tight game saw Derby romp to victory with goals from Negredo, Townsend and 2 from Rafinha giving them a 4-0 win. A missed penalty by not so Immobile and an injury to Negredo were the only downsides.

    Another away tie followed at middle of the table Wigan Athletic. Derby raced into a 2-0 lead by half time with goals from M'vila and El Shaarawy. Nothing to report in the 2nd half, honest, so Derby ran out 2-0 winners.

    Last up this month for the mighty Rams was a home tie against struggling QPR. That boy Townsend scored twice in the space of 13 minutes to give Derby a fantastic start before QPR replied with 2 quick goals of their own. 2 Minutes later Derby went back into the lead through a Boly goal. With no score once again in the 2nd half Derby took the spoils. 3-2.

    3 wins this month saw Derby keep their 2nd position in the league. Peaceboy will hope for something similar next month.

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    It`s a long way to the top

    And it really is..

    Happy to have Aguero back in form

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    Disaster month for the Swans - busting to look at the save.....................

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    ow yeah! Spurs in fine form, very pleased to see the tactical switch paying off.

    trunky, I love you. What a superb piece of fun reading -thumbs up and beers down-

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    Excellent stuff trunky! Nice choice of tunes. G'wan Thin Lizzy!!

    Delighted with that month... particularly beating the Swans on their own turf.

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    Brilliant write up Trunkmeister General! - nice twist having the musical element there

    November Rain – LOVE that tune

    That kids "Up and down" song for Dermo was trippy :

    Poor month for Swans

    UEFA Cup - Sion - WIN 2-0 - could have ben a lot more but a battering on aggregate in the 2nd round - tough draw v Lazio next

    League - LOSE 3-2 to Villa. A horrific day for our defence when we needed the total opposite. Looks like we gifted the 3 points to Erk's boys but on the balance of play I cannot complain. Good away win Erk

    League Cup - WIN (on pens) - ANNIHALATED them and the fecking "boing boingers" had the audacity to take us to penno's - deserved win for the Swans in the end!

    UEFA Cup - Tough away game v lazio in 3rd round and a killer of a late goal conceed - 2-2 not a terrible result tho. For some reason AssMan decides to have all greyed out players on bench and a couple in team

    League - WON 3-1 v Saints. SMASHED Dermo's boys - could have been more on a very convincing home performance

    League - LOST 1-0 v Newcastle - Nowt in the game and we shaded the stats. Says it all when oppo keeper and most of the "D" get 8 ratings. Very much 3 points lost - a GUTTING result

    That last league game was a killer - losing ground on top 3 and have those behind me with games in hand.......................
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