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Postby Ko-oren » Sat May 18, 2019 4:01 am

Rugby Union - Season 27
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Preview

First, let's look at how we did last year. Well, we couldn't have been more right, in a sense, because we said there were no clear favourites to win the title and there were no outright contenders. Instead, we dumped four teams into the Second Tier for high-flyers: the ImageIdyllwild Coronae, the ImageLlandy Bulls, the ImageMawrystwyth Phoenix and the ImageMaynard Andromeda. The top three was made up of three of these teams, with the exception of ImageMawrystwyth Phoenix who finished 8th. The other three all qualified for the finals, with the ImageLlandy Bulls eventually winning it all. We were right about there being no clear favourites, as a further two teams came very close to spoiling the top 3 party.

Instead of looking at the tiers, which will look a lot like last year's as there isn't a lot of movement between teams and a lot of teams are fairly equal, let's look at each team's three additions this year. Every year, every team may add three players to their team who can play from day 1. Every addition after that may only play the second half of the season. All of these players come from the second divisions or the development league. Let's say this: there is a lot of talent and teams mostly addressed their needs, but barely any team was successful in signing three key additions. The ImageGreencaster Galaxy had one immediate upgrade, one depth player and we just don't see this third signing, and the same goes for ImageMaynard Andromeda, ImageWillowbourne Foxes, ImageAnsonville Comets. Probably the best trio are coming to the ImageTarrashall Travellers, with probably the best addition of them all, as well as two depth players. The ImageMawrystwyth Phoenix went solely by need in terms of position, but these are players that we couldn't be to enthusiastic about. Every other team falls somewhere between these extremes. The ImagePenstead Bears probably had the second best choices, choosing three players that are starting-XV-quality but not necessarily future national teamers.

This time around, we're going to discuss the teams without putting them in tiers.
ImageAnsonville Comets The worst spine in the Union, but making up for that by putting good players in nearly every other position. The forwards are fine and there is a lot of talent in the back, but getting the ball there in the right time and place is too hard for this team most of the time. Masahiko Morimoto, switched from League, is a huge upgrade at centre.
ImageAubury Swans Decent weight in the scrum but very top-heavy. Proper halves and alright backs, but no stars to carry this team in a pinch. 70 out of 80 minutes should not be a problem for this team, but maintaining a tiny lead or winning from behind needs character sometimes, and I have my suspicions about this team.
ImageEaglebury Aquila have put some decent players next to worse ones, but keeping the incredible duo of Whithingham at halfback and Sheehan on the wing intact. That duo will have to carry this team once again, though this time there are fewer weak spots.
ImageGreencaster Galaxy what a signing. Going from one of the most unreliable halves to scouting one in rugby league, and nailing the contract. Greencaster, as a big city team, have to perform every single year and this is probably just about the biggest turnaround possible through a single choice, including attacking structures involving a lot of options, carrying over from the francophone rugby league teams. Ba Vasseur might just take the Union by storm.
ImageIdyllwild Coronae they've mostly added weight to their team, in order to be among the top few teams for an extra year. The scrum will be a little better, but they've mostly kept the great players in a position to do well around the sides of the field. Solid additions, but no spectacular players - not that they need to, they still have Weddall, Alardice and Scenay in the second row, on the wing, and at fullback.
ImageLlandy Bulls also followed the example of keeping your best players and surrounding them with players who make fewer mistakes. yMhalmawm and yTewnchaeg remain Ko-oren's best forwards, but the entire scrum is now superb. The biggest missing link was at fullback, but they've now signed the very young yFfewlchewm to that position.
ImageMawrystwyth Phoenix poor additions, after a season where they've thoroughly disappointed. We can't exactly say that this team is much better than last year, but they're all still very young so if they can live up to last year's hype with last year's team + one year, they'll be better than 8th.
ImageMayara Wanderers-Cassiopeia again leaning fully on their backs, there is now a fullback to match the backline with Leauntherinthen. A bit of a mediocre roster for the rest of it, and there are about four players that could be replaced on a whim, but not enough quality to coach those guys or correct their errors.
ImageMaynard Andromeda this team continues to build slowly towards a better team. Even if some players are about to retire, they don't make haste to have one good season and jeopardise the future. Andromeda have always been a well-built team, and they even landed rugby league's Finisterran centre Viveiros - not a particularly spectacular player but a decent addition to their backs.
ImagePenstead Bears are also not a team of splashy signings and big ups and downs. The second biggest home advantage in the Union also helps, and their remote location also means that there is never a lot of pressure on the team - although there is a lot of local pride involved. Two effective players have been added, and the Bears are absolutely getting near top-6 material. yDdofcaech is their new half, not as good as Vasseur but better than most halves in the Union.
ImageTarrashall Travellers are the team with the largest home advantage and a lot of local feelings. The Travellers are often a fun team to watch, and in a land that should bring great forwards they have incredible firepower at the back instead. The Travellers have a hard time signing talent not from West Strand Riding given how far away they are to the rest of the country, but they once again have a respectable team. Bilaranora, the new fullback, immediately competes as one of the best fullbacks in the Union.
ImageWillowbourne Foxes like Greencaster, the Foxes always have to be good. Unlike Greencaster, they have no way to get there and they have made suspect decisions in new players once again. It's like this team is trying to be bland in a position where it's so easy to draw attention... Centre Carrington is the closest they get to being interesting.

Standings

KRUL                           Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD   Pts 
1 ImageMaynard Andromeda 22 12 3 7 337 261 +76 54 Grand Final
2 ImageAnsonville Comets 22 12 2 8 192 144 +48 52 Semifinals
3 ImagePenstead Bears 22 12 1 9 253 220 +33 50 Semifinals
4 ImageMayara Wanderers-Cassiopeia 22 12 0 10 220 230 −10 48
5 ImageGreencaster Galaxy 22 11 2 9 241 174 +67 48
6 ImageAubury Swans 22 11 2 9 190 162 +28 48
7 ImageIdyllwild Coronae 22 11 1 10 189 168 +21 46
8 ImageEaglebury Aquila 22 10 2 10 244 264 −20 44
9 ImageLlandy Bulls 22 10 1 11 237 256 −19 42
10 ImageTarrashall Travellers 22 9 1 12 156 193 −37 38
11 ImageMawrystwyth Phoenix 22 8 0 14 160 265 −105 32
12 ImageWillowbourne Foxes 22 6 1 15 205 287 −82 26


Finals

Semifinal:
ImageAnsonville Comets 20–13 ImagePenstead Bears (HT 3-13)
Drop goals: 5' Morimoto, 66' White / 23' 39' yDdofcaech
Penalty Goals: - / -
Tries: 71' 78' Finnerty / 30' yBhaddras
Conversions: 71' 78' Morimoto / 30' yDdofcaech

Grand Final:
ImageMaynard Andromeda 11–21 ImageAnsonville Comets (HT 8-7)
Drop Goals: 48' Wilmer / -
Penalty Goals: 22' Wilmer / -
Tries: 18' Prater / 5' 55' Finnerty, 59' Morimoto
Conversions: - / 5' 59' Morimoto, 55' White

Analysis

As suggested by the close standings, the average score this year was 10-10. Or rather, 10-9.9, which surprisingly still realised a very decent home win percentage (53%). As close as the average score is, home teams were the favourites, and away teams struggled to get points (40% wins). The remaining 7% were draws.

It's been extremely close all season, so the final matchday results have had a big impact:
ImageMaynard Andromeda 9–32 ImageMayara Wanderers-Cassiopeia - Mayara would've made it in if not for the Bears win, on H2H, with a negative PD! Huge service done by Andromeda.
ImageLlandy Bulls 17–10 ImageMawrystwyth Phoenix - no impact
ImageGreencaster Galaxy 13–6 ImageIdyllwild Coronae - kept the Coronae out, if it weren't for the Bears Galaxy would've been in.
ImageTarrashall Travellers 8–15 ImageAubury Swans - also kept the Swans in the conversation.
ImageEaglebury Aquila 7–24 ImageAnsonville Comets - secured the Comets.
ImagePenstead Bears 12–7 ImageWillowbourne Foxes - landed the Bears in the finals with a lot of teams just out! They were lucky to play the hapless Foxes at home on the last day.

For every team between 4th and 8th, there are multiple moments where a different bounce could've seen different finals, in every single game.

Derbies

ImageAnsonville Comets 7–6 ImageGreencaster Galaxy
ImageGreencaster Galaxy 5–6 ImageAnsonville Comets - Here's the difference between the Galaxy in the finals versus Comets in the finals.

ImageGreencaster Galaxy 13–10 ImageWillowbourne Foxes
ImageWillowbourne Foxes 14–8 ImageGreencaster Galaxy - this derby has lost some of its shine, but even the Foxes in 12th get the upset. The Galaxy would have made the finals with the win...

ImageMaynard Andromeda 15–7 ImageIdyllwild Coronae
ImageIdyllwild Coronae 10–24 ImageMaynard Andromeda - Two wins for Andromeda, over contenders Coronae, there's how you secure first place.

ImageIdyllwild Coronae 0–5 ImageAubury Swans
ImageAubury Swans 7–3 ImageIdyllwild Coronae - with differences so tiny, two Swans wins landed them over the Coronae, and kept the Coronae out of the finals!

ImageMaynard Andromeda 16–0 ImageAubury Swans
ImageAubury Swans 10–0 ImageMaynard Andromeda - two one-sided games, one for each team.

State of Origin
Mawryshire 20 - 24 WSR
Surbourneshire 24 - 11 Gehrenna
Gehrenna 16 - 21 Mawryshire
WSR 17 - 18 Surbourneshire
WSR 22 - 33 Gehrenna
Surbourneshire 22 - 32 Mawryshire

MAW 2-1 +11
SRB 2-1 +4
GEH 1-2 -7
WSR 1-2 -8


Team of the Year

Props: Moore (ImageAnsonville Comets), Luckett (ImageMaynard Andromeda)
Hooker: yBhaddras (ImagePenstead Bears)
Second row: Knight (ImageMaynard Andromeda), Bashford (ImageAubury Swans)
Locks: yDdwffrell (ImagePenstead Bears), Meahon (ImageIdyllwild Coronae)
Eight: Atkinson (ImageAnsonville Comets)
Halves: Wilmer (ImageMaynard Andromeda), Vasseur (ImageGreencaster Galaxy)
Centres: Morimoto (ImageAnsonville Comets), Denrenaundhen (ImageMayara Wanderers-Cassiopeia)
Wings: Finnerty (ImageAnsonville Comets), Alardice (ImageIdyllwild Coronae)
Fullback: Ewell (ImageGreencaster Galaxy)

Dev Leagues
GWU: Seameet, WSU: Regenton, MU: Llandy
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Postby Ko-oren » Wed May 22, 2019 12:04 pm

Ko-orenite Football - Season 200

Everyone plays each other once. Every team comes from a single census area, or in the past, from a county. There have (almost) always been 48 of these. Winning two thirds of your games or more lands you in the finals - so there is a different number of finalists every year.

KorFOOT                    Pld    W   L 
1 Alara 47 38 9 - Round 2
2 Sydberg 47 37 10 - Round 2
yGladdfawr 47 37 10 - Round 2

4 Finisterre 47 36 11 - Round 1
5 Amillon 47 35 12 - Round 1
Heuveltuinen 47 35 12 - Round 1
7 Etena 47 34 13 - Round 1
Sterrenwolde 47 34 13 - Round 1
9 Katashi 47 33 14 - Round 1
Sudoren 47 33 14 - Round 1
11 Greencaster 47 32 15 - Round 1
Pays d'Amandine 47 32 15 - Round 1
Thornwich 47 32 15 - Round 1

14 Aminey 47 31 16
Anarcourt & Norille 47 31 16
16 West Strand Riding 47 30 17
17 Maethoru 47 29 18
Oren 47 29 18
Santa Teresa 47 29 18
20 Aerellen 47 27 20
21 Nordoren 47 25 22
Senoren 47 25 22
23 Laringerland 47 24 23
24 Auburylength 47 23 24
Gehrenna 47 23 24
Pays d'Étouille 47 23 24
Willowbourne 47 23 24
28 Schemerdrecht 47 22 25
29 Mayara 47 21 26
Penshaw 47 21 26
31 Burnet & Grainshire 47 19 28
32 Dawsbury 47 17 30
Nitoyagawa 47 17 30
34 Aviansolagawa 47 16 31
Idyllwildland 47 16 31
36 Ferrovente 47 15 32
Ouleux 47 15 32
Pays de Baie 47 15 32
39 Straudum 47 14 33
yDhinas 47 14 33
41 Aevanna 47 13 34
42 Albion & Argyle 47 12 35
Guildwood 47 12 35
44 Selesi 47 11 36
45 Angloren 47 10 37
Donkerburg & Keizerdal 47 10 37
Gemwright 47 10 37
48 Metalwright 47 8 39


Round 1
Finisterre def. by Thornwich
Amillon def. Pays d'Amandine
Heuveltuinen def. by Greencaster
Etena def. Sudoren
Sterrenwolde def. Katashi

Round 2
Alara def. Thornwich
Sydberg def. by Greencaster
yGladdfawr def. by Sterrenwolde
Amillon def. Etena

Round 3
Alara def. by Greencaster
Amillon def. by Sterrenwolde

Final
Greencaster def. by Sterrenwolde

TEAM         1  2  3  4  5  6  TOTAL
Greencaster O X O 33 X O 3+33
Sterrenwolde O O X X O 39 3+39
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Postby Ko-oren » Thu May 30, 2019 11:07 am

Rugby League - Season 17
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Preview
Starting with the end of last season, how accurate were the predictions last year? Did the Harriers and the Scorpions end up with the best spots? Did the Owls disappoint everyone?

Well, yes they did. The Harriers were the best team by far in the 22 regular games of the season, the Scorpions finished in third, and the Owls were 5 full wins away from 11th (out of 12). For the rest, we saw that there were a lot of just above-average teams that could very easily turn a decent season into a great one. Lots of teams went for energetic players that could turn around a game single-handedly, but it doesn't say much about the mental strength. It turned out that the Buffaloes had the right mix of everything at the right time, taking second place, focusing on forwards instead of backs, against the grain of the league, and getting rewarded for it. However, that's just the regular season. Then there were the playoffs, in which the Scorpions first upset the Buffaloes 18-19 (a first half drop goal, actually) - and then trashed the Harriers 30-10, making the Scorpions the grand champions of the year.

As most teams stay relatively the same from year to year, here are the best new signings since last season:
1) ImageAminey Owls: Asselin and Boudon, prop and lock. The Owls finally get back to what their forward pack should be like. There is so much talent up front in Cote Austral and somehow none of it landed with the Owls so far. Massive upgrade to a team that desperately needed talent.
2) ImageÉtouille Vultures: fullback Kaplan and centre Duchamp. Both were highly sought after, but nobody could imagine both signing with the same team. The Vultures mean business this year - but are among 4-5 teams that desperately need a star.
3) ImageNitoya Foxes: halfback Vamadate and fullback Jamakava, the Foxes have the spine needed to keep any game close. If the rest of the team shows up, the Foxes are in for a massively better year.
4) ImageFerrovente Scorpions: lock Van Ekkelkamp, winger Lista and halfback Vales. The Scorpions should remain among the top teams for the next 5 years with these kinds of sinings.
5) ImageKatashi Wasps: with hooker Okazaki, the Wasps have done what it took to eclipse the Hawks. More forward talent from Leleia, out of nowhere.

Other notable players:
- ImageAlara Spiders centre Ffwllnhil yLleorrhag. Switched from Union to League, would be an immediate upgrade at the position with any team.
- ImageKatashi Hawks: prop Vakasugi. Forward talent is few and far between in the Japanophone lands, but here is one that commanded attention from everywhere.
- ImageLinieux Harriers: halfback Bourseiller, the creativity needed to propel this team to the top once again, and this time win the final.

Standings
KRL                      Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD   Pts 
1 ImageFerrovente Scorpions 22 18 0 4 564 385 +179 72 - Grand Final
2 ImageSanta Teresa Sabres 22 15 0 7 509 433 +76 60 - Semifinal
3 ImageLinieux Harriers 22 13 0 9 512 404 +108 52 - Semifinal
4 ImageKatashi Wasps 22 12 1 9 502 423 +79 50
5 ImageEtena Vipers 22 10 2 10 484 456 +28 44
6 ImageAlara Spiders 22 10 0 12 428 459 −31 40
7 ImageAminey Owls 22 9 1 12 451 446 +5 38
8 ImageSelesi Dragons 22 9 1 12 453 480 −27 38
9 ImageKatashi Hawks 22 9 0 13 427 478 −51 36
10 ImageAminey Buffaloes 22 9 0 13 414 524 −110 36
11 ImageNitoya Foxes 22 8 1 13 425 514 −89 34
12 ImageÉtouille Vultures 22 6 2 14 399 566 −167 28


Finals
Semifinal
ImageSanta Teresa Sabres 24–16 ImageLinieux Harriers (6-12 HT)
Tries: '31 '48 '51 '58 Canlas / '5 Brunet '12 Bourseiller '61 Cousteau
Conversions: '31 '48 Arceo '51 '58 Rodas / '5 '12 Bourseiller
Penalty goals:

Grand Final
ImageFerrovente Scorpions 14–22 ImageSanta Teresa Sabres (10-8 HT)
Tries: '20 H. Vales '39 '76 Lista / '2 Rodas '46 Mira '72 Canlas
Conversions: '20 Saavedra / '46 Mira '72 Rodas
Penalty goals: - / '18 '29 '58 Arceo

The derby final, on Ferrovente soil... won by Santa Teresa. Can't make this up even if you tried.

Analysis
Well, it's back to the drawing board for the Étouille Vultures. This looked like it could be their year at the start of the season, but every single team easily overpowered them, and they're the only team to score fewer than 400 points, as well as concede over 550. On the other side, the ImageSanta Teresa Sabres surprised everyone with their incredible comeback, as well as staying a full two wins ahead of the next team. The ImageFerrovente Scorpions won it all, and between the top two, this has been Finisterre's year. They even won State of Origin... the smallest Rugby League state of all has been absolutely dominant.

The ImageKatashi Wasps came just short of a postseason appearance, and that on the back of a single good offseason. The Katashi teams are on their way up, and the Wasps more than all. Next up are the Vipers and Spiders, the two 'northern' teams, in another decent showing. Neither can figure out how to break into the semifinals, but neither ever finishes beneath 8th, it feels like. Incredibly stable teams. The Owls go from 12th to 7th, so that's their season complete.

Total number of games: 132
Number of home wins: 80, so 60.6% of games ended in a home win
Number of away wins: 48, so 36.4% of games ended in an away win
Number of draws: 4, so 3% of games ended in a draw
Total number of points: 5568
Home points: 3050
Away points: 2518
Average number of points scored by the home team: 23.11
Average number of points scored by the away team: 19.08
Average number of total points scored per game: 42.18

The Vultures' season: LDLWWLLDLLWLWLLLLLLLWW
Panic mode started in week three with just two points so far, off decent and improved teams. The next two weeks stabilised the mood somewhat, but going for five straight games without a win after that not only dashed their playoff hopes, they also sprang a set of panic moves by the Vultures' staff. They took the two wins in three weeks as a sign they did well... then they lost seven straight. This is a class on what you don't do when things don't go your way.

The Scorpions' season: WWWWWWWWLWWLWWWWLWWWLW
Come on, you only read this because you want to know who the Scorpions lost to. Here goes: the Hawks (30-10), the Owls (20-16), the Harriers (36-6), and the Wasps (24-18), all were away games. For some reason, both Katashi teams got the better of Ferrovente. The Owls and Hawks punched well above their weight in this one.

The Harriers' season: WWWWWLWLWWWWLLLWWLLLLW
Things looked all amazing come the season half. Nine wins, two losses, and only behind the Scorpions who were 10-1 at that point(!!) and ahead of the Sabres at 8-3. The rest of the league was well off (Wasps, 4th place, 5-6). Then they just, stopped. Four wins in the remaining 11 games... and now the Harriers look like a team that is going to lose the semifinal straight away. What a collapse.

Derbies

ImageSelesi Dragons 20–24 ImageLinieux Harriers
ImageLinieux Harriers 13–28 ImageSelesi Dragons - The Harriers get the last laugh, though.

ImageSanta Teresa Sabres 16–24 ImageFerrovente Scorpions
ImageFerrovente Scorpions 22–20 ImageSanta Teresa Sabres - This derby has never been more relevant. Two contenders for game of the year.

ImageKatashi Hawks 18–22 ImageKatashi Wasps
ImageKatashi Wasps 28–10 ImageKatashi Hawks - The Wasps showcase just how much more they've improved than their citymates.

ImageAlara Spiders 28–12 ImageKatashi Hawks
ImageKatashi Hawks 24–12 ImageAlara Spiders - Two alright games, lack of spectacle.

ImageAminey Buffaloes 24–22 ImageAminey Owls
ImageAminey Owls 34–6 ImageAminey Buffaloes - The Owls showcase just how much more they've improved than their citymates.

ImageKatashi Wasps 36–6 ImageAlara Spiders
ImageAlara Spiders 34–18 ImageKatashi Wasps - Alara can't win them all.

State of Origin
Cote Austral - Finisterre 6-30
Yoshima - Leleia 18-18

Leleia - Cote Austral 20-28
Finisterre - Yoshima 16-15

Yoshima - Cote Austral 26-34
Leleia - Finisterre 28-12

Finisterre:   2-0-1
Cote Austral: 2-0-1
Leleia: 1-1-1
Yoshima: 0-1-2


Team of the Year

Props: Bran (Scorpions), Bonnet (Harriers)
Hooker: R. Mira (Sabres)
Second rowers: Rodas (Sabres), Levasseur (Owls)
Lock: Nagao (Wasps)
Halves: Saavedra (Scorpions), Bourseiller (Harriers)
Wings: Kamizumi (Wasps), Nakazono (Vipers)
Centres: Canlas (Sabres), Brunet (Harriers)
Fullback: Higuchi (Dragons)

Dev Leagues
Yoshima League: Aviansola. Cote Austral-Finisterre League: Vionne
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Postby Ko-oren » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:12 am

Semi-professional and amateur sports - Season 5

Ice Hockey

KIHL                          Pld    W   D   L    Win % 
1 Egevea Islanders 44 27 7 10 0.693
2 Aevanna Plains Wanderers 44 24 8 12 0.636
3 Aevanna Scouts 44 22 9 13 0.602
4 Straudum Ice 44 25 3 16 0.602
5 Launott Polar Bears 44 24 4 16 0.591
6 West Coast Blizzards 44 23 6 15 0.591
7 Egevea Northerners 44 21 5 18 0.534
8 Southwest Aevanna Rangers 44 19 6 19 0.500
9 Noordrug Bi-state 44 19 4 21 0.477
10 Aevanna Explorers 44 12 5 27 0.330
11 Aevanna Bay Mariners 44 8 4 32 0.227
12 South Aevanna Storm 44 5 9 30 0.216


In a weak year for the competition, only a few teams manage to improve enough to be contenders. West Coast is always up there, as are the Scouts, this year joined by the Islanders and the Plains Wanderers.

In the end, the West Coast Blizzards fall back quite a bit but manage to win over 50%. the Islanders run away with the league, followed by the other contenders. Straudum Ice hold on to last year's quality and finish above 60%. The entire top eight goes .500 or over, courtesy of a few dreadful teams at the bottom and it'll be hard to see them do much better over the next few years - but that's sports for you. South Aevanna win 5 out of 44, the worst team of the last decade. Aevanna Bay win 8 out of 44, the fourth lowest total of the last decade.

Field Hockey

KFHL                       Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Rozenvoorde 22 16 4 2 52 29 +23 52
2 Wintertoorn-S'drecht 22 11 7 4 42 26 +16 40
3 Vleugelberg 22 12 4 6 41 29 +12 40
4 April 22 11 4 7 48 36 +12 37
5 Sterrenwolde 22 10 5 7 46 27 +19 35
6 Angelwoud 22 10 4 8 36 29 +7 34
7 Oostgemeenten-S'drecht 22 7 8 7 44 36 +8 29
8 Laringen 22 8 5 9 37 44 −7 29
9 Venstertoren 22 8 2 12 29 38 −9 26
10 Herengein-S'drecht 22 6 4 12 28 49 −21 22
11 Donderen-S'drecht 22 3 7 12 31 50 −19 16
12 Hazel-Amber 22 2 2 18 20 61 −41 8


Hazel-Amber lose a huge amount of players and their championship window is now clearly over. They all move to either Wintertoorn-S'drecht or Sterrenwolde, who are both now incredibly improved teams capable of getting that title. It'll be one of them, or Oostgemeenten-S'drecht, after being so close last year. Rozenvoorde hold on to most of their championship team and are ready for a repeat.

In fact, they do repeat. By 12 points, even, and lose just two for the entire year. Wintertoorn-S'drecht and Vleugelberg come closest, but they have absolutely nothing on ruthlessly strong Rozenvoorde. The other contenders disappoint heavily, and Hazel-Amber fall to last place as expected.

Lacrosse

KLL                           Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD    Win % 
1 Anarcourt 11 8 0 3 159 108 +51 0.727
2 Sydberg - Greencaster 11 7 2 2 136 112 +24 0.727
3 Windward - Greencaster 11 7 0 4 132 123 +9 0.636
4 Cirelbourne 11 6 0 5 133 135 −2 0.545
5 Marinwood 11 6 0 5 126 139 −13 0.545
6 Bruncester 11 5 1 5 139 127 +12 0.500
7 Cresthill - Willowbourne 11 5 0 6 124 130 −6 0.455
8 Thornwich - Greencaster 11 5 1 5 114 122 −8 0.500
9 Ansonville 11 4 1 6 116 115 +1 0.409
10 Norille 11 3 2 6 123 134 −11 0.364
11 Maynard 11 3 0 8 136 163 −27 0.273
12 Dalmington - Willowbourne 11 3 1 7 121 151 −30 0.318


The Lacrosse season is short and sweet, and mostly is a battle between the two largest cities of the country. The Lacrosse league enjoys some popularity in cities and towns alike, even in such a saturated (though densely populated) area. Most teams are from Greencaster or Willowbourne, and Lacrosse is the most urban sport of all by this measure. Anarcourt win the league over Sydberg on goal difference and number of wins, and we have had one of the closest competitions in a while. Even Windward were in it until the end, but Anarcourt won 12-4 and improved their GD some more.

Basketball

KBL                                 Pld    W   L    PF   PA   PD 
1 Mayara Blues 44 36 8 3660 3032 +628
2 Lunay-Aminey Argonauts 44 33 11 3561 3105 +456
3 Miradela-Santa Teresa Silvers 44 30 14 3462 3244 +218
4 Étouille Energie 44 29 15 3553 3189 +364
5 Senoren White Diamonds 44 27 17 3390 3201 +189
6 Ouleux-Aminey Sapphires 44 25 19 3328 3243 +85
7 Montelo-Santa Teresa Snipers 44 22 22 3318 3388 −70
8 Couziers-Linieux Centurions 44 21 23 3322 3433 −111
9 Gehrenna Lions 44 18 26 3280 3470 −190
10 Serramonte-Santa Teresa Castles 44 11 33 3134 3555 −421
11 Maethoru Banshees 44 6 38 2982 3554 −572
12 Ferrovente Tazers 44 6 38 3032 3608 −576


The Basketball League is small but spread out across Ko-oren's southern bay coast. Between the capitals (Mayara, Gehrenna, Maethoru, Senoren), the contrarian cities in Cote Austral (Couziers, Ouleux, Lunay, Étouille), and the religious cities of Finisterre (Miradela, Serramonte, Ferrovente, Montelo), there are some clashing ideas about how sports should be enjoyed. Étouille have the best offseason, attracting some good players while the top all lose a culture-defining player to retirement.

However, it's the Mayara Blues who come away with the title, almost keeping their points allowed under 3000! The entire contingent placed 4th to 6th last year move up three spots. Mayara, Lunay-Aminey and Miradela-Santa Teresa. The Banshees find themselves near the bottom once again and hope for the offseason Étouille had.

Kabaddi

KYKL                  Pld    W   L    PF   PA   PD 
1 Nitoya 22 20 2 1085 625 +460
2 Alara 22 15 7 1017 780 +237
3 Katashi East 22 15 7 984 788 +196
4 Furune 22 12 10 1004 820 +184
5 Teragaseki 22 12 10 884 810 +74
6 Aonishi 22 12 10 930 938 −8
7 Lejana 22 12 10 834 848 −14
8 Suvira 22 10 12 846 1003 −157
9 Echizen 22 8 14 832 922 −90
10 Katashi West 22 8 14 800 969 −169
11 Arakura 22 6 16 759 1024 −265
12 Aviansola 22 2 20 610 1058 −448


Kabaddi is quietly becoming the sports enthusiast's guilty pleasure, and the venues of Yoshima are filling up accordingly. That said, sponsor income falls by a significant margin and the talent level drops significantly as well. Nitoya are quietly dominating this league and take the championship by FIVE wins over a 22-game season! Alara and Katashi East keep the damage to a minimum, but one has to wonder what Aviansola are doing.

Aussie Rules

KMARL                 Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD   Pts 
1 yMhinem 20 15 0 5 2000 1731 +269 60
2 Mawrystwyth 20 13 0 7 2130 1726 +404 52
3 Penstead 20 9 0 11 1888 1877 +11 36
4 yDremdwn 20 9 0 11 1744 1839 −95 36
5 Llandy 20 8 1 11 1736 1824 −88 34
6 yNelseg 20 5 1 14 1725 2226 −501 22

KWSRARL Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Aralla 20 14 0 6 2348 1802 +546 56
2 Myaranowra 20 13 0 7 2226 1693 +533 52
3 Tarrashall 20 13 0 7 2147 1786 +361 52
4 Eaglebury 20 11 0 9 2055 1850 +205 44
5 Jillong 20 6 0 14 1715 2469 −754 24
6 Nyashawill 20 3 0 17 1547 2438 −891 12


Aussie Rules is the best kept secret of the west coast, and even though the towns are small, the sport is taken very seriously. Field sizes do depend on the ground - not every town has a large enough flat space. The top teams are really running away from the rest this year, with yMhinem and Mawrystwyth ruling over the KMARL. Aralla win a highly contested KWSRARL, just over Myaranowra and Tarrashall. New teams fall to the bottom, so at least there is some movement. The top teams look hard to beat over the next 5 years, though.

yMhinem 19.12.126 def. Aralla 13.9.87


yMhinem's best record in the league gives them home advantage for the final! In a high scoring match, the home team are clearly a full few sizes larger than their opponents and Aralla can't play as advertised.
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Gridiron Season 45 - Previews
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This offseason, we saw multiple rarities: moves between teams. Usually, a player is picked up by one of twelve teams, stuck in the D-league (Developmental League) for a while (maximum of four years), then in the second division, all on teams that are affiliated with the team in the pros. If a player does not pan out, they are usually swapped, traded, sold or fired from the D-league team, or from the second division team, but rarely from the professional team. The farm system has about 4-5 years of video on most players trying to go pro, so most of the time, the only players on the roster for the professional teams are players that have been picked and prepared for anywhere between 1-6, or even more years. Trades are a luxury problem only rarely encountered, and this year it happened because some teams moved away from some fan favourite players.

Ko-oren Bowl losing quarterback Fullmore moves from the 14-2 65ers to the 4-12 Saints, as the 65ers pin their future on a new draftee: Kjell Enkwist from the Salamantic Professors of NSCF fame. The Saints have a gap at QB from their old signalcaller retiring after last year. More QB news: draftee Aalander, fresh in the (6-9-1) Astronauts' system, was moved to the (12-3-1) Ko-oren Bowl winning Destroyers before seeing a regular season snap! The Destroyers' Bowl win didn't rely on a quarterback and it doesn't look like they will this year either.

For other positions, Reinsma has been a more than passable option at safety for the Admirals, and will now strengthen the Caspians' secondary, which is now taking on scary forms. The Dragonflies have dealt around the league, sending off their disappointing TE and acquiring one from the Emperors, while also securing a punter as special teams around the league are shaping up. Lastly, the Explosions now have an intimidating offensive line with the addition of C Welsh. Winners of the offseason seem to be the Dragonflies, adding two immediate impact players (punters are people too!!).

QB Fullmore 65ers -> Saints
QB Aalander Astronauts -> Destroyers
SS Reinsma Admirals -> Caspians
K Eiren Explosions -> Astronauts
TE Kagageera Emperors -> Dragonflies
TE Goudveld Dragonflies -> Godspeed
P yPenmheos Centaurs -> Dragonflies
P Redsmith Saints -> 65ers
C Welsh Saints -> Explosions

TE Gardet Godspeed -> RETIRED
C Tarabel Explosions -> RETIRED

And now for the preseason power rankings, which take on a different form every year:
ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers
Offence: a great, though hard to manoeuver offensive line should keep newly acquired QB Enkwist clean. They will need to, because Enkwist really only has TE Van Luttert to throw to. Plenty of youth in this team, so they should remain good for a while. RB Galway is one of the best rushers in the league, so there are a lot of options here. Passing will be somewhat of an issue, though.
Defence: The defence consists of a wildly inconsistent line, with national teamers Maatman and Braakjans, but also rookie (and candidate to not be in the league for long) Neenyah. There's not much at linebacker, and the secondary really only has national hero CB Ensink.
Overall: Very decent offence with plenty of options, just lacking receiver depth. The defence relies on pressure by Braakjans and Maatman - if the opponent can get them out of the way, nothing will stop you.
ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals
Offence: On the line, everything is alright. It's not the best unit in the league, but it will be far from the worst either. Right tackle is a liability, lots of shifting of players to and from this position in preseason. They seem to go for Carpentier. There is not much to pass protect, QB De Croon lacks talent but is still first choice. RB Mannussen, TE Klijn and WR Aidivan show that there is talent at the skill positions, but will that be enough to mask other issues? There are too many question marks here.
Defence: Players are hitting their best years, from DE Binnenpoorte, to MLB Ramsbottom, Salamantic Professor SS Turaundhinthen. The latter two are rookies, and that suggests that the Admirals have probably gotten the best rookies this offseason. The bad thing is that they have these unproven players to rely on and outside of this core, quality varies.
Overall: Lots of question marks on both sides of the field. Well addressed in the offseason, but it doesn't seem to be enough to turn the team around.
ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies
Offence: Poor offensive line which means that QB Reeman (top 3 QB) will have to get rid of the ball quickly. He has new TE Kagageera, WR Schoolhendrik, and there's definitely some upside to rookie RB Olink too. To be honest, despite the new arrivals, there is still a lot to improve on this offence. If anything, Reeman is the perfect man for the job, but this team needs to give him better options. Skill positions are not great, not terrible.
Defence: In the front 7, four are likely future Hall of Famers, or at least Hall of Very Gooders. The defensive line is stellar (DE Bakker, DT Avink), with Bakker likely on his last good years. MLB Fokke is one of the pillars of the World Bowl winning NT. Safeties are incredible ball hawks from FS Kadwell (just 19 years old, huge talent) and SS Dollen (led the World Bowl NT in interceptions). CB Ecaliris is looking to be making his first NT appearance soon, too. Lack of depth, but that's alright.
Overall: Unimpressive offence, but that defence is easily best of the league. New additions seem to have strengthened the defence, that which was already good, and the offence remains ignored. QB Reeman has won a World Bowl for his team, can he bring the Dragonflies to glory too?
ImageAminey Caspians
Offence: QB Sylvestre has a few good options, from WR Lokaguthen to WR Crozier, and Aminey seems to always find receivers in a league so devoid of receiving talent. This team makes a single-dimension passing offence possible, and honestly it's the only thing keeping them afloat. There is no running game here. The line is composed of greats and then a few players that would find it hard to get employed at other teams...
Defence: They have addressed depth more than any other team. For the linebackers, they have a massive unit but lack a star. The entire defence should be doing just fine, but there is no star pass rusher or ballhawk to turn the ball over to. The defensive line is very good, but not the best in the league. If anything, fumbles will have to come from there. Other than that, it won't be easy to score on this D either.
Overall: Wildly inconsistent team, with several upsides and individual stars. The defence is fine, but will struggle against well-prepared teams.
ImageNoordrug Astronauts
Offence: High personnel counts will have to do it, just like the national team, as there is little receiving talent on the Astronauts. TE Antonsen is an upside, as is RB Svenszoon, all while QB Plasman really isn't bad at all. Plasman is often passed up, but he might challenge the top 3 of quarterbacks. The line is fine, but might be directionless with 21-year old unproven C Hofstad.
Defence: Pressure comes from OLBs Holmgroen and Ehrenkorn, but the rest of the front 7 won't impress much. Two new players on the line, DT Ruijtenberg and DT Bicker look way out of place. The secondary has something at least, with CB Nieuwstroom and FS Eisenman. That won't be enough, though.
Overall: The Astronauts have a 12th player on the field in the form of home advantage, especially when those cold, cold northern winters kick in. Apart from that, this team has a talent issue. There is plenty of good on this team, but it is too easy to pick on the worse points.
ImageAerellen Explosions
Offence: There was some commotion on the national team as QB Arerira appealed for extra playing time. We now know why: it's not like he can show what he can do with this starved receiving corps. WR Varafin is alright, TE Voorhorst should be the big man as a blocker, receiver and general jack of all trades, but he's new in this unit. Arerira loves to run, and has a stable of running backs (Alaraicia, Westergroen) to help him too. One of the better offensive lines in the league turns this into a run-first, pass-never offence.
Defence: Every single player on the defence is a fine role player - but not more than that. Don't get me wrong, they should all be good additions to any of the 11 other teams, and they work very well together, but there's nobody to step up and lead this unit. CB Aemino does most of that, but he's only 21. DT Verian might do that as well, but he didn't even make the national team. DE Asafala might, as the most senior player here. The linebackers and secondary aren't too impressive.
Overall: If you thought the Astronauts had home advantage in the cold, think again. The Explosions' stadium is open, further north, further east, and the team knows that running works, and passing doesn't. That said, it's very onedimensional, and half the season consists of away games. The defence won't subtract much from this, but won't add much either.
ImageEaglebury Emperors
Offence: The Emperors have taken their rivals (Centaurs) idea for an offence and are currently perfecting it. The line is serviceable, definitely among the top 50% in the league, with QB Parkes making the game look easy, throwing to newly attracted WR Junga, Salamantic Professor TE Suthmeer, and now the Emperors have a sneaky good offence. Running will be an issue, but they didn't do that much to begin with.
Defence: The stars have stayed, SS Minjarrah, DT Farrier, OLB Darknoll. The rest are doing just fine, from nice additions at cornerback (Wongar, Nakada) that have the energy to stay with good receivers all day. They might be a little soft in the middle, but there's enough around them to hide that.
Overall: The Emperors have gone from middle-of-the-pack to contenders in one offseason, through a great multi-year plan and good targets in the offseason. They will be postseason candidates.
ImageMawryshire Centaurs
Offence: It all starts with the quarterback, as they say, and the Centaurs currently don't have one under contract that can play the pass-happy game the Centaurs are known for. QB yThollhas is definitely not the worst passer in the league, but TE Pwlh and WR ySarrwdd deserve better. With RB yGwmrwll, not selected for the national team for some reason, and C ySegrwm and OT yPeolewf, there is enough of good support to make this something. Unfortunately, the line isn't strong everywhere and the question whether they can pass enough to sustain drives remains.
Defence: They added a surprise to their roster in rookie DE Sugimoto: one of very, very few Japanese-speaking players in the league, ever. Sugimoto grew up on rugby league but made the switch sometime around the start of his college education, and is touted as a possible national teamer soon. Behind him, there is an up-and-down group of linebackers, and a downright poor secondary. The defence will cost this team.
Overall: The offence should be fine, though maybe a little predictable by midseason. The defence is a huge liability and we cannot see them win much with it. Special teams are alright, with K yTantews and P Tadhinthen (from the Professors).
ImageMayara Wolves
Offence: The typical run-first element is still here, with RB Zanonthen and bulky QB Loder, supported by a wide range of TEs to create more potential running lanes. TE Maret should be the man going forward for them, with plenty of depth around him. WR Junstarin is a welcome target for Loder. The line doesn't reflect their running game, with only C Thalkurinden up to snuff.
Defence: The strong 4-3 defence has been improved some more. DE Payne and DT Sjouwman were added from the D-league, and it should immediately make this D-line an intimdating one. Adding OLB Dauntaringun and MLB Kinportinden makes the entire front 7 well over average, with an underwhelming secondary beyond that.
Overall: R Garsasunthen gives this team a nice extra dimension. This team is not bad in any position but still feels very incomplete. They might challenge for the postseason, but in an alternate universe they could find themselves near the bottom of their division as well.
ImageMayara Destroyers
Offence: Take last year's Ko-oren Bowl winner, and it wouldn't surprise you that there is still a lot to like. They were forced to use a new QB, Aalander, which is a downgrade, but otherwise it's mostly the same team - but there will be some retiring after this year or the next. The line is fine from C Likathinden to OT Tathinden, running support from RB Jurethen is fantastic, depth is well done, WR Whitlock and TE Tharadhen are some of the best catchers in the league. This offence is good - as long as Aalander can do something with this.
Defence: The defence is mostly the same, so it will still be a huge unit this year. DT Rushadhin for tackles for a loss, RS Mesjathaunden with the interceptions, OLB Gunmothinden with a huge national team effort.
Overall: This team is slightly worse from last year, and special teams weren't a selling point either. Still, they're pretty much a lock for the postseason.
ImageGreencaster Godspeed
Offence: There isn't much to see here, apart from RB Thorebourne continuing to put the unit on his shoulders. WR Turner is a much needed extra, but now to see whether QB Whistling can deliver the ball to him at all. They won't get much help from the line, although C Penn isn't a liability.
Defence: The young defence will have to provide the points for the Godspeed. The line is solid, especially with just 22-year old DE Burton, incredible middle linebacker play from Casey and Nottle (Casey might be on his last or second-last year) and a serviceable secondary with CB Knight and FS Wheelwright.
Overall: This team isn't great, will struggle to get points on the board but might be able to stop a few offences. They deserve a little more recognition for taking special teams this seriously. Returner Bronsvoord and K Bennett will decide games for them.
ImageWillowbourne Saints
Offence: The Saints had the addition of the year with QB Fullmore. He'll be asked to do a lot to get this team with a deep losing record up to .500 and above. The line is absolutely awesome, from C Gavreau, to OG McLelland and OT Schildwacht, he has targets in WR Harrington and TE Barbary, and there's rushing help from RB Hellyer. The Saints have put together an offence, and only needed one offseason to do so.
Defence: It's a different story defensively. The line is prone to get pushed around, the linebackers are anywhere from ok to unimpressive, and the secondary has a lot to be desired. Their additions will help, but there is no one to step up and change a game single-handedly here. CB Dwyer, maybe, or ex-Professor FS Fortuin.
Overall: This is a hard to like team. On the one hand, there's something here, especially on the offence. This is a young team apart from Fullmore, and if they can find a quarterback in a few years' time they can go places. This year, I just don't see them do much.

Overall
The 65ers and Destroyers remain the league's best teams, despite things going a bit south for them. The Dragonflies and Emperors are new challengers, and there are plenty of middle-of-the-pack teams that could be a nice surprise. The Admirals, Explosions and Centaurs feel much too unprepared to do much.

Contenders: 65ers, Destroyers
Pretenders: Dragonflies, Emperors
Middle of the pack: Caspians, Astronauts, Godspeed, Saints, Wolves
Not finishing last: Admirals, Explosions, Centaurs
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Gridiron Season 45 - Regular Season


In the regular season, each club will play their division home and away, and the teams in the other division once: three home and three away. Informally, the season is divided into two sections: the first phase, where every club plays each other club once, and then the second phase, which has the divisional matchups' second legs.

KGL                              Pld    W   D   L    Win %    Win % 
1 ImageMayara Destroyers 11 10 0 1 0.909 0.909
2 ImageEaglebury Emperors 11 8 0 3 0.727 0.727
3 ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers 11 8 0 3 0.727 0.727
4 ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies 11 7 0 4 0.636 0.636
5 ImageNoordrug Astronauts 11 5 2 4 0.545 0.556
6 ImageAerellen Explosions 11 5 1 5 0.500 0.500
7 ImageMayara Wolves 11 4 2 5 0.455 0.444
8 ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals 11 4 2 5 0.455 0.444
9 ImageAminey Caspians 11 3 0 8 0.273 0.273
10 ImageWillowbourne Saints 11 3 0 8 0.273 0.273
11 ImageGreencaster Godspeed 11 2 2 7 0.273 0.222
12 ImageMawryshire Centaurs 11 2 1 8 0.227 0.200


The four most hyped clubs from the preseason have at least stayed true to their projections in the first 11 games. The Destroyers are near-perfect, losing only the Round 2-game against the 65ers. The Emperors finish second and are provisionally second in the Western division. After that, we get four Eastern division teams, from the 65ers, then the Dragonflies, and then two teams that are a little further behind in the race, the Astronauts and Explosions. The other teams are more or less eliminated, a lot will have to go right for any of the 4-win teams to make it.

WEST                             Pld    W   D   L    Win %    Win % 
1 ImageMayara Destroyers 5 5 0 0 1.000 1.000
2 ImageMayara Wolves 5 4 0 1 0.800 0.800
3 ImageEaglebury Emperors 5 2 0 3 0.400 0.400
4 ImageMawryshire Centaurs 5 2 0 3 0.400 0.400
5 ImageWillowbourne Saints 5 1 0 4 0.200 0.200
6 ImageGreencaster Godspeed 5 1 0 4 0.200 0.200


The Destroyers remain as good as ever in the division and are 10 from 10 against the West. The real fight is for second place: the Emperors were fantastic across the first 11 but they have fallen back. The Wolves have taken advantage but it will be too little, too late. Mawryshire even have something to celebrate after being called the worst. The Saints and the Godspeed are derby mates and are both very, very lackluster.

EAST                             Pld    W   D   L    Win %    Win % 
1 ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers 5 5 0 0 1.000 1.000
2 ImageAminey Caspians 5 2 1 2 0.500 0.500
3 ImageNoordrug Astronauts 5 2 1 2 0.500 0.500
4 ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies 5 2 1 2 0.500 0.500
5 ImageAerellen Explosions 5 1 1 3 0.300 0.250
6 ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals 5 1 0 4 0.200 0.200


The 65ers do the ImageMayara Destroyers thing and are perfect against the East in the remainder of the season. The Dragonflies have a disappointing end to their season with the playoff spot more or less taken care off, but the Caspians, Astronauts and Explosions cannot get close enough. Even with a decent 4-5-2 start, the Admirals fall way back and let the division slip past them.

Final Standings

KGL                              Pld    W   D   L
1 ImageMayara Destroyers 16 15 0 1 - #1 WEST
2 ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers 16 13 0 3 - #1 EAST
3 ImageEaglebury Emperors 16 10 0 6 - #2 WEST
4 ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies 16 9 1 6 - #2 EAST
5 ImageMayara Wolves 16 8 2 6
6 ImageNoordrug Astronauts 16 7 3 6
7 ImageAerellen Explosions 16 6 2 8
8 ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals 16 5 2 9
9 ImageAminey Caspians 16 5 1 10
10 ImageMawryshire Centaurs 16 4 1 11
11 ImageWillowbourne Saints 16 4 0 9
12 ImageGreencaster Godspeed 16 3 2 11


Discussion & Stats

Total number of games: 96
Number of home wins: 36, so 37.5% of games ended in a home win
Number of away wins: 53, so 55.2% of games ended in an away win
Number of draws: 7, so 7.3% of games ended in a draw -> one more draw than last year
Total number of points: 3973 -> 14 more than last year
Home points: 1837
Away points: 2136
Average number of points scored by the home team: 19.1 -> up 0.1 from last year
Average number of points scored by the away team: 22.3 -> up 0.1 from last year
Average number of total points scored per game: 41.4 -> up 0.2 from last year

Destoyers' season: WWWWWWLWWWWWWWWW. 1 loss to the 65ers, which was followed up by a 50-3 win over the Admirals. Taking revenge on the one least deserving of it, it looks like. It was their only 40+ score of the year, though they've come close here and there.

65ers' season: WWWWWWWWWWWLLWLW. Three losses aren't bad at all, but it's slightly worrying how they've all come towards the end of the season. Losing back to back, at home, to the Saints and the rival Admirals, that's a serious slide. At the end they lose to the Emperors, which is a perfectly possible result.

The Godspeed have a nice 7-game losing streak from week 2 to week 8. At least the Centaurs spread out their losing across the season. Makes you wonder if more was possible during that streak for the Godspeed...

Divisional Round

ImageMayara Destroyers (West) 13–6 ImageEaglebury Emperors (West)
ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers (East) 20–23 ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies (East)

The Destoyers are in a league of their own with a nice win over the Emperors. Low scoring, fine, but a win is a win and it's one in a long tradition. The Destroyers go to their second straight Ko-oren Bowl and their third overall in the modern era. The Dragonflies are back to the big one after having missed two - and they are also on their third overall. We will have a repeat winner in the modern era, and the champion will be the first team to two modern titles. Let's not forget the first modern title, Ko-oren Bowl XLI (that's just four seasons ago)... which was exactly this matchup.

Ko-oren Bowl

ImageMayara Destroyers (West) 23–16 ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies (East)

The Destroyers, as their name suggests, destroy the opposition and smash a bunch of records while they're at it! The first team with two consecutive Ko-oren Bowl wins, the first team with two modern titles... What haven't they proven yet during this dynasty?

Derbies

ImageMawryshire Centaurs 30–43 ImageEaglebury Emperors
ImageMawryshire Centaurs 10–41 ImageEaglebury Emperors

ImageWillowbourne Saints 27–10 ImageGreencaster Godspeed
ImageWillowbourne Saints 9–23 ImageGreencaster Godspeed

ImageMayara Destroyers 49–13 ImageMayara Wolves
ImageMayara Destroyers 33–17 ImageMayara Wolves

ImageNoordrug Astronauts 10–10 ImageAerellen Explosions
ImageNoordrug Astronauts 6–31 ImageAerellen Explosions

ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies 16–16 ImageAminey Caspians
ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies 31–17 ImageAminey Caspians

ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers 27–28 ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals
ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers 24–12 ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals

Developmental Leagues

D-league Final
Willowbourne Wildcats 10-16 Schemerdrecht Skies

KG2 Playoffs
Gehrenna Mountaineers (1) 26-20 Intermare Internationals (4)
Aevanna Phoenix (2) 31-18 Greencaster Anchors (3)

Gehrenna Mountaineers 11-27 Aevanna Phoenix

Season Stats

Offence of the Year ImageMayara Destroyers
Defence of the Year ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies
Team of the Year ImageEaglebury Emperors

League MVP Garathen Jurethen (Mayara Destoyers)
QB of the Year Kjell Enkwist (ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers)
RB of the Year Garathen Jurethen (ImageMayara Destroyers)
Receiver of the Year Thorlibin Junga (ImageEaglebury Emperors)
Pass rusher of the Year Baluin Dauntaringun (ImageMayara Wolves)
Defensive back of the Year Aelithage Ecaliris (ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies)
ST of the Year Abner Bennett (ImageGreencaster Godspeed)

Postseason Announcements

Retirements:
Louw Klijn, TE ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals
Gwerwd Pwlh, TE ImageMawryshire Centaurs
Lathaun Haunidhindhen, DE Mayara Destoyers
Auneferin Asafala, DE ImageAerellen Explosions
Amame Alaraicia, RB ImageAerellen Explosions
Zeb Drogace, R ImageEaglebury Emperors
Noud Bakker, DE ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies
Thor Svenszoon, RB ImageNoordrug Astronauts
Viggo Muikelist, WR ImageNoordrug Astronauts
Hugh Aldridge, DE ImageEaglebury Emperors
Be Rutenfrans, FS ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals
Torsten Eisenman, FS ImageNoordrug Astronauts
Gus van de Weg, WR ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers
Nungen Egaboo, WR ImageEaglebury Emperors
Burur Zorowen, OT ImageGreencaster Godspeed
Ugathen Piralasthen, OLB ImageMayara Destroyers
Karentak Karentathen, DE ImageMayara Wolves
Guust Geitenbeek, OT ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies
Aethegale Ahalidane, MLB ImageEaglebury Emperors

Ahalidane retires at just 26 years old, having played one year in the Top League and spending the rest of the time in the second division. Robin Reeman remains the oldest active player in the league as the quarterback of the ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies at 35 years old.
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Rugby Union - Season 28
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Preview
Last season, the ImageAnsonville Comets won the championship after first winning the 2nd vs 3rd semifinal and then the final as the second placed team. ImageMaynard Andromeda had it all as the 1st placed team after the 22 regular games - then lost the final. Lastly, the ImagePenstead Bears, using their immense home advantage, finished third but crashed out in the semifinal, which was an away match for them. The very worst team by some distance were the ImageWillowbourne Foxes, and to a lesser extent the ImageMawrystwyth Phoenix. Local pride dictates that the ImageTarrashall Travellers should be competitive, but they placed 9th and were not a force for most of the season.
The best players going to the worst teams through a short and simple draft means that the overall talent is very, very similar between teams and it really is a question of getting the best players in the spine and securing the best coaching staff. Minimising injuries is very important as well. Just looking at the rosters, it seems that the ImageLlandy Bulls have made roster building an art in the era of parity, and it's ImageMayara Wanderers-Cassiopeia who are just a tad worse than the rest.

The best halves and fullbacks (subjectively) play for:
1. ImageTarrashall Travellers - Amaranga dealing the ball around and Bilaranora as safety insurance makes for an impressive combination. The Travellers only have a single great half, which could hurt them.
2. ImageGreencaster Galaxy - they have a combination much like the Travellers, with Vasseur at the half and Ewell as fullback. Ewell really is one of the more explosive and reliable players at his position. The trio is completed with Hopperton, who really is a step down from the other two.
3. ImageMawrystwyth Phoenix - as bad as they were, it really is not on the spine. yThwllmhel and yPheffchawll (bless you) are a massive duo at half and fullback respectively, with plenty of state pride for Mawryshire.
4. ImageMaynard Andromeda - they didn't come as far last year without Wilmer and Laurtingun, both as halves. Kicking has few secrets for them. They can't rely on Rick as a fullback, not showing up when he's needed most, though.

The most impressive and heaviest scrums:
1. ImageLlandy Bulls - they would be on this list with their quality overall roster. There are monsters on every line of this unit, but they aren't strong at every position. There is room for improvement...
2. ImageIdyllwild Coronae - there aren't any truly bad players on their scrum, though discipline issues sometimes sell them short. The true forces are on the lines further back, with second rower Weddall and recently acquired flanker Reejulga.
3. ImagePenstead Bears - aiding their home advantage is a punitive group of forwards that slow down and wear down any opponent that faces them. Prop yBhaddras is the strongest of the lot, with yPawfewn and yDdwffrell capable of a lot of tackles and run metres alike.
4. ImageMaynard Andromeda - while not universally powerful, the Andromeda forwards combine strength with a bit of gamesmanship. Knight and Luckett are known to be quicker than their size should allow, and gets them in positions to score or assist tries occasionally. Moore completes a trio to be reckoned with.
The quickest guys on the sidelines:
1. ImageAnsonville Comets - Finnerty and Morimoto operate on the same wing, and that's usually where the Comets' tries come from, if speed is needed. With Sedhaninthen, the new winger from West Strand Riding, they have a decent option on the other side as well.
2. ImageLlandy Bulls - there are two truly strong centres on this team, which aids the defence and provides some odd scoring options at the same time. yPhwgaragh and Weston have some support in the extremely fast (but soft) Porden on the wing.
3. ImageWillowbourne Foxes - as much flak as their team gets, the backs do not deserve it. Bartley is a new winger who is insanely fast, and with Carrington at centre they have a scary combination. If both are healthy, this team has possibilities.
4. ImagePenstead Bears - they are the only team with good options at all four positions here. wingers yCawslall and Bolubung (the latter is a rookie) and centres yNellchawr and Norebor (the latter also a rookie) the Bears have added a lot of options. The Bears are the only team that can make something happen on both wings, but without a single star.

Table
KRUL                           Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD   Pts  
1 ImageLlandy Bulls 22 16 0 6 301 157 +144 64
2 ImageGreencaster Galaxy 22 14 2 6 250 141 +109 60
3 ImageMayara Wanderers-Cassiopeia 22 15 0 7 274 200 +74 60
4 ImageIdyllwild Coronae 22 14 0 8 272 198 +74 56
5 ImageMaynard Andromeda 22 11 2 9 249 208 +41 48
6 ImageTarrashall Travellers 22 11 2 9 239 216 +23 48
7 ImageMawrystwyth Phoenix 22 10 2 10 195 193 +2 44
8 ImagePenstead Bears 22 10 1 11 205 249 −44 42
9 ImageAubury Swans 22 8 1 13 246 279 −33 34
10 ImageAnsonville Comets 22 6 1 15 160 321 −161 26
11 ImageWillowbourne Foxes 22 6 0 16 173 254 −81 24
12 ImageEaglebury Aquila 22 5 1 16 158 306 −148 22


Finals
Semifinal
ImageGreencaster Galaxy 25–16 ImageMayara Wanderers-Cassiopeia
Drop goals: - / Denrenaundhen 73'
Penalty goals: Vasseur 4' 7' / Denrenaundhen 34'
Tries: Teague 20', Jauffret 51', Aldridge 54' / Warmeling 34' 69'
Conversions: Vasseur 20' 54' / -

GRAND FINAL
ImageLlandy Bulls 11–14 ImageGreencaster Galaxy
Drop goals: yFfewlchewm 38' / -
Penalty goals: Weston 25' / -
Tries: yPhwgaragh 6' / Risewell 65', Morino 72'
Conversions: - / Vasseur 65' 72'

Analysis
While home teams had a significant advantage last year, this year the away teams had a better chance of winning. 50% of matches ended with the away team stealing four points away, and with a few draws here and there only 45% of matches ended in a home win. It was harder than ever to keep points at home and only the teams that kept their stadium as a fortress shot up the standings. This is where most of the ImageLlandy Bulls' points came from, as well as the ImageTarrashall Travellers, ImageMawrystwyth Phoenix, as the teams with the strongest home following. Like last year, the average score was 10-10 (10.2 vs 10.5).

The ImageLlandy Bulls and the ImageGreencaster Galaxy went into the final round as surefire finals candidates. On the last day, the ImageGreencaster Galaxy lost 14-0 to the ImageTarrashall Travellers to give up on the regular season title (and straight placement in the grand final). The ImageMayara Wanderers-Cassiopeia needed a draw to get there, but they won 16-6 over ImageMaynard Andromeda instead to get their on their own strength. ImageIdyllwild Coronae won 10-31 at the ImagePenstead Bears, an amazing feat given how good the Bears are at home - but it wasn't enough.

So, the ImageLlandy Bulls go straight to the grand final. They didn't get there easily (LWWWWWLWWWWWWWLLLLWWWW): they started with a loss at the Travellers, then lost four straight right when things were starting to heat up. Four straight losses raised some eyebrows in Llandy, but they kept their confidence to win the final four games anyway. The four losses were to the tune of 6-3, 6-8, 3-10, and 14-8, all low-scoring matches. After that they went to regular scheduling with 17-7, 3-23, 46-7 and 17-28 wins. What caused their attack to break down... we'll never know.

The ImageGreencaster Galaxy improve massively on their previous season and had few setbacks during their campaign (LDLWLWWWWWDWWLWWLWWWWL). They started off with two points in three matches, a horrid start but they kept their composure. With a 15-7 loss, 7-7 draw and 5-3 loss, they kicked off a campaign for the ages.

Derbies
ImageMaynard Andromeda 19–9 ImageIdyllwild Coronae
ImageIdyllwild Coronae 6–18 ImageMaynard Andromeda 2-0

ImageMaynard Andromeda 27–24 ImageAubury Swans
ImageAubury Swans 0–25 ImageMaynard Andromeda 2-0

ImageAubury Swans 7–10 ImageIdyllwild Coronae
ImageIdyllwild Coronae 5–16 ImageAubury Swans 1-1

ImageWillowbourne Foxes 0–16 ImageGreencaster Galaxy
ImageGreencaster Galaxy 20–9 ImageWillowbourne Foxes 2-0

ImageAnsonville Comets 7–14 ImageGreencaster Galaxy
ImageGreencaster Galaxy
13–3 ImageAnsonville Comets 2-0

The ImageGreencaster Galaxy win both of their rivalry series, the ImageIdyllwild Coronae lose both of theirs, ImageMaynard Andromeda win both of theirs again.

State of Origin
Mawryshire 15-25 WSR
Surbourneshire 14-14 Gehrenna
Gehrenna 3-28 Mawryshire
WSR 0-12 Surbourneshire
WSR 3-20 Gehrenna
Surbourneshire 23-3 Mawryshire
SRB 2-0 
GEH 1-1
WSR 1-2
MAW 1-2


Team of the Year
Props: Newddlawdd yTewnchaeg (ImageLlandy Bulls), Cowan Holden (ImageMayara Wanderers-Cassiopeia)
Hooker: Namawch yBhaddras (ImagePenstead Bears)
Second row: Al Jauffret (ImageGreencaster Galaxy), Gene Weddall (ImageIdyllwild Coronae)
Locks: Mayra Reejulga (ImageIdyllwild Coronae), Bayou Grootemarsink (ImageTarrashall Travellers)
Eight: Jurgasen Hilnasindhen (ImageAubury Swans)
Halves: Ba Vasseur (ImageGreencaster Galaxy), Tharind Laurtingun (ImageMaynard Andromeda)
Centres: Rhonws yPhwgaragh (ImageLlandy Bulls), Burrula Bebenna (ImageTarrashall Travellers)
Wings: Tei Warmeling (ImageMayara Wanderers-Cassiopeia), Morton Carson (ImageMawrystwyth Phoenix)
Fullback: Sinclair Ewell (ImageGreencaster Galaxy)

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Rugby League - Season 18
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Preview
First of all, what is last season's aftermath? We leave the 17th season with resounding victories for both Finisterre and Cote Austral in the State of Origin - the 'Forward' states completely overpower the 'Backs' states of Leleia and Yoshima. Could we be at the start of a revolution, where slow progress through the forwards begins to be more important than flashy plays from the backs, on the sidelines? Also, the ImageSanta Teresa Sabres win the championship in a dramatic final where they beat regular season title holders Ferrovente. That's a Finisterran final - another indication that changes are afoot. Yoshiman and Leleian rugby league is at an impasse, can they make a comeback? Can the Cote Austral teams find a way up into the top? The ImageLinieux Harriers finished third to make the semifinals (3rd vs 2nd) - but we find the other Cote Austral teams all the way at 7th, 10th and 12th.

Given all this, which teams look the strongest heading into the 18th season?

1) ImageAminey Buffaloes. On the back of a completely Leleian/Yoshiman spine, the Buffaloes have added the right pieces in the last few offseasons to jump into second place from way behind. Jamakava as fullback is a quick, technical tackler. Muramoto and Vamadate as halves give this team a ridiculous edge that could rival the Scorpions' spine for the next 5-10 years. There is a little bit of everything on this team, with Matthieu and Gaudin providing some weight in the tackles as well. Backs could hold this team back.
2) ImageFerrovente Scorpions. Again, they prepare for a campaign with the best spine. Saavedra, Vales and Higuchi have finally been crowned - but a single championship wasn't enough to force them into retirement. They're back, but another year slower than they were last year. Could this, finally, be the end of the best spine in RL? They are once again aided by a prime forward pack, with Bran, Ramo, Levasseur and Sakakibala hitting their best years and giving plenty of tackling and ball carrying options.
3) ImageSelesi Dragons. With 21-year-old Cellier at halfback, the Dragons are putting together something that resembles a pretty decent core to rely on. With Vales (Heitor, brother to Scorpions' Adan Vales) at the back and Castex to provide a little experience as Cellier grows, the Dragons are in the best position to jump up a few ranks. With a mixed bag at the back, from veteran Trottier to new recruit Wakao - and true star Ogawa - there is more reason to jump on the Dragons bandwagon.
4) ImageSanta Teresa Sabres. The Sabres could be going to back-to-back finals, this time with more incredible skills from do-it-all fullback Monteverde. Kotake and Okabe are a bit of a comedy duo, but their quality is not up for debate.
5) ImageNitoya Foxes. Fujioka has been the key to our national team for a while, and he's getting on in years. Adding Pinchon at fullback should help the Foxes a little - and so this team is high up on the preseason rankings with nothing to show for it. Criticism that Fujioka is strictly a national team star, not a club star, is looking more and more accurate. Nitoya needs a good season to earn respect from friends and foes. They're past preseason hype. There are no excuses if things go wrong again. There's so much speed on the wings (Abbadie, 19yo, Burress, 19yo) that there is reason for hype again, though.
6) ImageÉtouille Vultures. The 12th placed team actually do not have a bad team. A lot went wrong, sure, but they have made some steps to ensure it doesn't happen again. Kaplan is their fullback, asked to do a lot but it finally seems like he's up for the job. Medin and Fukuhara are the halves here, providing decent options and creativity - but not top 3 stuff. Not much at the back, but they have gone for the forward options (that have made the Scorpions near-champions last year), with 19-year-old Poulin as second rower, aiming to add dozens of metres to his team's total every single game. Laza, Charbonnier, Rousselot - there's actually a lot of talent here. It might take another 2-3 years before they hit their stride, though.

Notable teams among 7-12: ImageLinieux Harriers: National team backs on this team, actually. Not bad for a Cote Austral team, which is supposed to be a 'heavy' state. Brunet and Ocampo could be in for a good season on the left wing (winger and centre combo). ImageAlara Spiders: Despite years and years in mid-table mediocrity, the Spiders are ready for an upswing. Few teams have better backs than them. Scratch that, they have the best backs in the league. yLeorrhag and Satomi as centres, Suganuma and Sanada as wingers. Suganuma might not last long, but he could pass on his tricks before retirement. ImageAminey Owls: They completely overhauled the forward pack, adding Asselin, Boudon and Uematsu, as well as Andrade, as prop, lock, hooker, and second rower. If they can get their strength and conditioning in check, this might develop into something. Don't expect too much this year yet. ImageKatashi Hawks, ImageKatashi Wasps, ImageEtena Vipers: there are great players on each team, but don't hold your breath on them. There'll be great moments for all of them, yet it's hard to see them finish in the top 6.

Standings
KRL                      Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD   Pts  
1 ImageAminey Buffaloes 22 14 0 8 519 428 +91 56 - Grand Final
2 ImageFerrovente Scorpions 22 13 1 8 481 438 +43 54 - Semifinals
3 ImageNitoya Foxes 22 13 0 9 462 423 +39 52 - Semifinals
4 ImageAminey Owls 22 12 0 10 477 521 −44 48
5 ImageSelesi Dragons 22 12 0 10 507 394 +113 48
6 ImageAlara Spiders 22 12 0 10 470 443 +27 48
7 ImageSanta Teresa Sabres 22 11 0 11 460 463 −3 44
8 ImageEtena Vipers 22 11 0 11 426 476 −50 44
9 ImageLinieux Harriers 22 10 1 11 425 432 −7 42
10 ImageÉtouille Vultures 22 10 0 12 478 468 +10 40
11 ImageKatashi Wasps 22 10 0 12 450 457 −7 40
12 ImageKatashi Hawks 22 3 0 19 352 564 −212 12


Finals

Semifinal ImageFerrovente Scorpions 18–19 ImageNitoya Foxes
Tries: Kamizumi '30, Ramo '77, Levasseur '79 / Abbadie '33, '38, Nagao '60
Conversions: Saavedra '30, '77 / Fujioka '33, '38, '60
Penalties: Saavedra '7 / -
Drop goals: - / Mori '80

Drama and excitement in Ferrovente! The home crowd were used to finals appearances, but they usually go over better for them. This time, they climbed to a small 8-0 lead, but the Foxes immediately came back for two tries before half time (8-12) and another one well into the second half (8-18). A monumental last-minute push gave the Scorpions two more tries, from the famed forward duo Ramo and Levasseur. Ramo's was grounded near the middle of the field for an easy Saavedra conversion... and with second left on the clock, Saavedra had the opportunity to kick his team to a final. Levasseur went over, unchallenged, though nearly over the sideline. The Scorpions five-eight couldn't connect, the ball flew short of the goalposts, and it was all tied 18-18. In a battle of the halves, with two geniuses dividing up plays (Fujioka for the Foxes, Saavedra for the Scorpions), to decide who would be the better player from their generation... and it looked to come up equal. Only, the Foxes came prepared and while Fujioka was bugged into not handling the ball, Mori took a shot - a last second drop goal to send the ImageNitoya Foxes to the Grand Final!

Grand Final ImageAminey Buffaloes 18–32 ImageNitoya Foxes
Tries: Matthieu '20, Vamadate '37 / Burress '7, Nagao '28, Itou '54, Abbadie '70, Mori '75
Conversions: Muramoto '20, '37 / Fujioka '7, '28, '54, Mori '70
Penalties: Muramoto '66, '79, Gaudin '72 / Fujioka '14, Pinchon '79
Drop goals: - /-

Another 18 points suffered by Nitoya, but they were even better than last week. Nitoya wins the championship! After a few futile years they go back to the form of three years ago - with a completely different team. Poor discipline gave the Buffaloes enough chances to pull up in sight of the Foxes again - but the 32 points were far too much to get back to. Fujioka, the architect behind this team and finally in a position to prove that he is also a great club half, didn't see the end of the match through injury.

Analysis There was a lot of regression to the mean this year. The ImageFerrovente Scorpions and ImageSanta Teresa Sabres had insanely good teams last year, but age caught up, the lucky breaks stopped coming, and now they're back within reach for the rest of the competition. The ImageAminey Buffaloes peaked early, the ImageNitoya Foxes and ImageSelesi Dragons had an alright season but have still to profit fully from their young, amazingly talented teams, while the Étouille Vultures and ImageLinieux Harriers weren't up to snuff yet. Apart from the ImageAminey Buffaloes, the largest overproduction came from the ImageAminey Owls: the Aminey derby wasn't very special last year - this year it's a very different story. That said, the Owls allowed vastly more points than they scored, and they finished over the ImageSelesi Dragons with the highest PD. As I said, a lot of regression to the mean and apart from the top three, everything was very close together.

And then there were the ImageKatashi Hawks.

ImageKatashi Hawks: LLLLLLLWLLLLLLWLWLLLLL. Wins over ImageLinieux Harriers (30-6), ImageKatashi Wasps (18-24), ImageFerrovente Scorpions (12-23). Well, one of these isn't like the rest. The ImageFerrovente Scorpions could have finished even closer to first place if they hadn't lost to the worst team in rugby league. And they're not just a little beneath the rest in a parity-filled season: they finished 7 wins beneath the 11th placed team, in a 12 team league.

ImageAminey Buffaloes: WWLWLWLWLLWWWLWWLWWWLW. Fourteen wins would get the Buffaloes a third place with barely enough points to get into the semifinal last year, this year it's a clean championship. Not just that, they came from 10th last season. That's a turnaround of 5 wins - not huge, but still enough to climb from 10th to 1st. Their losses came to the Owls, Wasps, Scorpions, Harriers, Dragons, Owls again, Sabres, and Dragons again. Even if they tripped up against the teams in 4th and 5th, they won't see them again - they're lucky only the top 3 goes to the finals.

Total number of games: 132
Number of home wins: 76, so 57.6% of games ended in a home win -> down from 60.6
Number of away wins: 55, so 41.7% of games ended in an away win -> up from 36.4
Number of draws: 1, so 0.8% of games ended in a draw -> down from 3
Total number of points: 5507
Home points: 3023
Away points: 2484
Average number of points scored by the home team: 22.9 -> down from 23.11
Average number of points scored by the away team: 18.8 -> down from 19.08
Average number of total points scored per game: 41.7 -> down from 42.18

Derbies
ImageAlara Spiders 12–25 ImageKatashi Wasps
ImageKatashi Wasps
10–24 ImageAlara Spiders

ImageAminey Buffaloes 18–24 ImageAminey Owls
ImageAminey Owls
24–20 ImageAminey Buffaloes - The Owls take the city, yet the Buffaloes take the nation.

ImageKatashi Hawks 12–28 ImageKatashi Wasps
ImageKatashi Wasps
18–24 ImageKatashi Hawks

ImageLinieux Harriers 11–22 ImageSelesi Dragons
ImageSelesi Dragons
30–12 ImageLinieux Harriers

ImageKatashi Hawks 18–24 ImageAlara Spiders
ImageAlara Spiders
40–12 ImageKatashi Hawks

ImageSanta Teresa Sabres 18–22 ImageFerrovente Scorpions [img]
https://i.imgur.com/kv1fOgM.png[/img]Ferrovente Scorpions 18–24 ImageSanta Teresa Sabres - a season-final penalty goal gets them the derby win. The Scorpions have the last laugh, they can take the trophy back.

State of Origin
Cote Austral - Finisterre 16-18
Yoshima - Leleia 16-22

Leleia - Cote Austral 22-20
Finisterre - Yoshima 14-20

Yoshima - Cote Austral 36-12
Leleia - Finisterre 10-20

Yoshima      2-1 +24 
Finisterre 2-1 +6
Leleia 2-1 -2
Cote Austral 0-3 -28


Team of the Year
Props: Baris Bran (ImageFerrovente Scorpions), Lei Vilashima (ImageEtena Vipers)
Hooker: Miza Uematsu (ImageAminey Owls)
Second row: Na Matthieu (ImageAminey Buffaloes), Zaquiel Ramo (ImageFerrovente Scorpions)
Lock: Marin Gaudin (ImageAminey Buffaloes)
Halves: Shunmyo Fujioka (ImageNitoya Foxes), Yoma Muramoto (ImageAminey Buffaloes)
Wings: Isamu Ogawa (ImageSelesi Dragons), Hirokata Suganuma (ImageAlara Spiders)
Centres: Glenn Burress (ImageNitoya Foxes), Hugo Canlas (ImageSanta Teresa Sabres)
Fullback: Heitor Vales (ImageSelesi Dragons)

Dev Leagues Yoshima League: Arakura. Cote Austral-Finisterran League: Vionne (2nd consecutive championship)
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Chairmen & Chairwomen

KFA (Soccer) Rodi Gaubert (KFA), Taleolu Justorthaunthen (Top League), Suzana Katlagithunten (2nd Division), ...
KGFL (Gridiron) Tisgonatlun Kalperinden
KRL (Rugby League) Kayu Okudaira
KRU (Rugby Union) Cyrus Whitesmith
KBA (Baseball) Inez Ishikawa
KCA (Cricket) Ffenton yLeomchawm (Mawryshire), Rhoda Mildenhall (Western Surbourneshire), Reuben Argall (Leeshire), Godfrey Crayford (Greencaster), Aria Aveline (Willowbourne), Cornelius Castleton (Eastern Surbourneshire)
Olympiad Maya Salgado

Referees & Officials

KFA (Soccer)
Male: Roland Holdaway (strict), Wilson Hooper (strict), Targolsen Naunthonthen (lenient), Adam Dalstroom (talkative), Izumo Shimamoto (lenient), Shuke Utsunomija (friendly), Dirre Rensink (authoritarian, Gré Vaugeois (lenient)
Female: Kath Treloar (lenient), Lavinia Northwood (strict), Mé Regnard (average), Veerle Middelwijk (talkative), Maiko Aomine (friendly), Dorotea Nova (authoritarian), Isolda Lence (lenient), Leona Walgroen (strict), Zasda Janaulerinthen (strict)
KGFL (Gridiron)
KRL (Rugby League)
KRU (Rugby Union)
KBA (Baseball)
KCA (Cricket)
Male: Daellnoch yMorawch (talkative), Deheof yFiwaeg (traditional, strict), Caellhan yDdewcer (impatient), Oswald Stoker (friendly), Louis Evans (talkative), Henery Hutchinson (friendly), Patrick Wooding (talkative), Maurice Lyford (traditional, strict), Sinclair Hardy (argumentative), Cyril Henman (easily overruled)

Reporters, Bloggers & Talking Heads

KFA (Soccer) - Lunaro Tsukida ('the Numbers Game', statistics), Kadanu Lirthingen (International football)
KGFL (Gridiron)
KRL (Rugby League)
KRU (Rugby Union)
KBA (Baseball) - Micael and Zaquiel Pineiro (Finisterre-based and biased)
KCA (Cricket)
General/Olympic - Therguil Jadheshugithen ('Opinion Piece', sociologic), Leligun Thernasthen (traveling)

Commentators

KFA (Soccer)
KGFL (Gridiron)
KRL (Rugby League)
KRU (Rugby Union)
KBA (Baseball)
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Gridiron - Season 46 - Previews
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Teamname: Greencaster Godspeed
Stadium: Surbourneshire Square (65000) in Greencaster, Surbourneshire
Founded: 1975
Alternative venues: Marinwood

Championships: 1
Record in final: 1-0
Playoffs made: 1
Historical Championships: 4

Prediction: 1

With a new QB, the Godspeed hoped to improve on the previous year. Instead, they finished at the bottom of the table. Between some clear bright spots on the roster, there is a lot of work to do. They've added a lot of young players to plug the holes on the roster. Added focus on defence should hopefully prevent some of the worse losses, hoping that QB Gregory Whistling (29) can keep them in the game until the end.

In fact, they've added so much talent, that on paper, this team has a decent shot at the playoffs and maybe a championship. We've never seen such a turnaround in one single offseason, and this might be the biggest overcorrection in judging the strength of a team in Ko-orenite gridiron history. It's still clear that this team could just go from 12th to 1st - but a lot needs to go right.

OUT:
MB Ninian Nottle (28)
TE Yarrabyth Dindal (29)
WR Eugene Fabble (22)

IN:
LC Max Devilliers (22)
WR Roe Fineman (22)
LD Japie Bosschers (25)
WB Newmrhaf yFawschawf (23)
FB Jonas Wilson (21)
LT Aenieme Arenna (21)
LS Nicolau Solar (22)
LE Llawglhwn yDaddmhwr (22)
RT Naud Kruit (21)
RG Henri Moreau (29)


Teamname: Mayara Destroyers
Stadium: Exhibition Centre (41000) in Mayara, Mayara
Founded: 1905
Alternative venues: Rikalathen Arena, Maethoru
Alternative venue max att: 39000
Championships: 2
Record in final: 2-1
Playoffs made: 4
Historical Championships: 2

Prediction: 2

They want to keep everything as is, keeping their huge advantage over the other 11 teams intact. Even they will have to improve, because the other 11 are getting better. Whether anyone will be able to touch the Destroyers is anyone's guess for now. From the numbers, it looks like the dynasty could just be lasting for another year, and the models predict another Ko-oren Bowl appearance.

OUT:
RB Windong Dindal (21)

IN:
RD Veja Stroo (26)
RT Olinosuke Vuluja (23)
RC Nwchlwff yPawgcwn (29)
WB Wilbert Burns (23)
LC Anilira Asilodia (30)
PR Jonny Berkman (25)
LE Hampton Purcell (21)
FB Kobe Verhulst (30)
RE Esti About (21)


Teamname: Mawryshire Centaurs
Stadium: Hertfield (33000) in Mawrystwyth, Mawryshire
Founded: 1848
Alternative venues: Lawrshoffin or Penstead

Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-0
Playoffs made: 1
Historical Championships: 0

Prediction: 3

Mawryshire is the first small-market team on the list, so they generally have more space around them to rebuild. Used to having great quarterbacks and passing every opposing defence to shreds, the Centaurs will have to get used to a few quiet years before going back to the playoffs. Running will get them further, and then there's the defence that needs major work. They could just make the playoffs, bypassing the quiet years, if all goes well - and they definitely have the talent to. The Centaurs have never been to the big one, and now starts a time where they could finally claim a spot.

OUT:
-

IN:
RC Jalu Vigouroux (23)
FB Alois Guillan (29)
TE Joshiaki Vino (21)
WR Lilisun Ranindhen (26)
RD Tauhenun Raubidhen (26)
PR Geldhibin Kenausthen (24)
SS Dizoskun Horaudhen (20)
LT Kijuro Haruta (25)
LS Dimi Bissonnette (26)


Teamname: Schemerdrecht 65ers
Stadium: 65ers Arena (48000) in Schemerdrecht, Intermare
Founded: 1865
Alternative venues: Angelwoud

Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-1
Playoffs made: 2
Historical Championships: 2

Prediction: 4

A big focus on flashy skill players, they need just a little more to get the big one. They've already got an explosive team, which is only going to get better from here on out. The 65ers were set to have a good year, but their offseason was eclipsed by the Centaurs and Godspeed. The 65ers might be tipped at 4th, fans of the team have a reason for more than a little hype. The teams above have more talent, especially with what's come into the league in the last years, but the 65ers have the higher floor by a mile.

OUT:
-

IN:
FB Oda Umebajashi (29)
SR Tim Porden (23)
LT Merritt Hooligan (30)
SB Lou Fétique (30)
RD Gibagee Marlow (23)
RG Mardhun Relathingun (20)
RC Burt Thompson (26)
PR Clodio Carreiro (21)
LS Mar Ardouin (25)


Teamname: Mayara Wolves
Stadium: Wolves' Lair Stadium (37000) in Mayara, Mayara
Founded: 1959
Alternative venues: Gakhithrau, Tuzmanjuth, or Tokponen

Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-0
Playoffs made: 1
Historical Championships: 4

Prediction: 5

They just had a downright poor year, and that's something if even with a bad year you've made the top 5. The Wolves should be among the playoff contenders for a few years to come, through a punishing running game, a hard-hitting defence, but honestly not much of an aerial attack. Like the 65ers, they have a high floor but you sometimes need luck and a high ceiling to win a crucial game - and we're not seeing the Wolves play like that.

OUT:
TE Gurpusan Podahaunden (25)
MB Lau Derk (29)

IN:
LC Elwood Guillan (23)
SS Pinauken Puraunthaunthen (22)
FB Ellsworth Labey (24)
LT Nauskar Hezateringun (29)
RG Abe Chastain (30)
PK Bunta Jebung (24)
PU Mati Deerns (29)
RE Aerian Esea (26)
LS Fingal Kroon (20)


Teamname: Sterrenwolde Dragonflies
Stadium: Het Planetarium (46000) in Sterrenwolde, Intermare
Founded: 1918
Alternative venues: Tuinderbeek/Ossendal

Championships: 1
Record in final: 1-2
Playoffs made: 3
Historical Championships: 2

Prediction: 6

A team that's gotten used to success, getting to another Ko-oren Bowl, and one of very few defence-first teams in the league (especially compared to the worse teams). The secondary was never a problem, but the D-line shows massive gaps. They've gotten a much better offence and a well-rounded team on the whole to cover for the lack of pressure on the QB. The exact players they've attracted are good, and they fill the gaps, but whether they are good enough to make an impact in the league has yet to be seen. The model isn't kind to them, and places them in the top half of the league, with a possibility to challenge for the playoffs, but likely sees the Dragonflies finish just outside.

OUT:
TE Narrkie Yabarim (23)

IN:
LD Maukiliru Gomoltinden (25)
WB Kalle Hartszoon (25)
SR Dewitt Head (28)
PK Boaventura Camba (22)
RE Jany Toussaint (25)
RT Aelorith Ainella (27)
FB Lowe Seppenhout (29)
LE Kulsiskun Lingerinun (23)
PR Tanosuke Yasue (26)


Teamname: Willowbourne Saints
Stadium: Willowbowl (55000) in Willowbourne, Gehrenna
Founded: 1927
Alternative venues: Norille, Anarcourt, or Huthwich

Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-1
Playoffs made: 1
Historical Championships: 4

Prediction: 7

If there is any team not in 'win now' mode, it's the Saints. Most of the defining players on this team weren't up to standards, and it's unclear how they should be much better this year. That said, there's going to be hype in the city. It starts with a good offensive line, so they've grabbed LT Jo Altink (22) with their first round pick. Quite a few players left, and still there's reason for optimism. Their rivals, the Godspeed, have probably made a bigger turnaround, but the Saints shouldn't finish bottom of the league in their stead.

OUT:
MB Harvey Hellyer (22)
FS Lionel Lushington (29)
RB Henery Willis (25)

IN:
LT Jo Altink (22)
WR Bryan Welsh (20)
LE Hugo Sparre (22)
PR Ayama Aereivin (30)
LS Boyanee Chumarran (29)
PU Erilure Ailis (26)
SB Bwnhewg yBanmhewm (25)
RG Aoreni Aividena (28)
FB Harre van de Hoogte (23)
LD Bennett Cook (26)


Teamname: Schemerdrecht Admirals
Stadium: Orange Bowl (54000) in Schemerdrecht, Intermare
Founded: 1901
Alternative venues: Helburg or Arboren

Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-0
Playoffs made: 1
Historical Championships: 0

Prediction: 8

An incredible running game and a formidable dumpoff passing game, and having no defence whatsoever, the Admirals are among a few teams with defence-first picks. The team have never made a Ko-oren Bowl, and that's likely to stay this way for a little longer. The Admirals are in the bad position of not getting a top pick, but also not very likely to get one in the near future. They're pretty average at the moment.

OUT:
MB Jon Mulders (27)

IN:
WB Seymour Cause (28)
RE Eutelo Abráldez (30)
FS Egge Dieleman (27)
LC Zisausul Bisnin (20)
FB Tomoaki Vakamula (30)
LS Sekien Jin (28)
LG Nakazo Mura (26)
TE Achi Abadie (23)
PR Richmond Gardiner (23)


Teamname: Aminey Caspians
Stadium: Stade sur la Baie (70000) in Aminey, Cote Austral
Founded: 1918
Alternative venues: Soibourg, Biney, and sometimes Amillon

Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-0
Playoffs made: 1
Historical Championships: 8

Prediction: 9

The Caspians have the passing power, but not much else. Like many teams in the league, a defence is the first worry for most coaches. That's a big problem here, and the reason why many teams this far down the table are looking to secure defenders first. The large size of their roster means that there's not much to be added, which can pose problems in a while as well. Not a lot of change, and no progress automatically means deterioration. The model isn't friendly to this kind of standstill, and places them 9th for now.

OUT:
MB Naajabang Witzie (21)

IN:
RD Marc Gérald (24)
RC Rupert Moore (30)
LG Pi Cornelis (23)
FB Orukun Kurandinthen (23)
LS Filip Bergman (21)
PR Ulf Lindeman (20)


Teamname: Eaglebury Emperors
Stadium: The Palace (34000) in Eaglebury, West Strand Riding
Founded: 2000
Alternative venues: Woomera Ground, Tarrashall
Alternative venue max att: 7500
Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-0
Playoffs made: 2
Historical Championships: 2

Prediction: 10

There are good players throughout the team, with a good secondary, some fine skill players, but not much time to get the ball there. The O-line is a risk here. Even if they've been good in recent years, rising through the ranks, they might have whiffed on crucial choices in the offseason, putting them 10th for now. Betting on them finishing higher than that feels like free money, however.

OUT:
-

IN:
LG Auhonen Haustedhaungen (20)
RE Koji Gamo (29)
LD Ronald Cain (24)
SB Roch Dujardin (25)
PU Merritt Withers (28)
LS Aocelore Esea (26)
PR Isa Couturier (24)
FS Erik Hagelijn (27)
SR Toki Isa (23)


Teamname: Noordrug Astronauts
Stadium: The Glacier (28000) in Launott, Poolrugge
Founded: 1972
Alternative venues: Lamau, Straudum or Dartha

Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-0
Playoffs made: 1
Historical Championships: 4

Prediction: 11

Starting out with a great secondary, some crucial players on both sides of the ball, and a fine quarterback, the Astronauts are in a decent position to improve for next year. This year, however, there's not much to look at and hopefully it won't turn any fans away. There are good things coming to the Astronauts, if only the front office gets to build up the team for a while.

OUT:
-

IN:
RB Sidney Paterson (22)
SS Sadhaulak Dakitherinthen (26)
FS Will Marchal (26)
LS Sergaskun Mithulinden (24)
RG Baudou Léger (29)
RT Llewffrhodd yFfigmwm (26)
FB Jurre Slag (29)
PU Gewffnhwd yFochcal (22)
SR Chiddrhis yNoddrewr (29)


Teamname: Aerellen Explosions
Stadium: Northern Arena (32000) in Aevanna, Aerellen
Founded: 1970
Alternative venues: Aevanna/Egevea

Championships: 1
Record in final: 1-0
Playoffs made: 2
Historical Championships: 4

Prediction: 12

We didn't expect them this far down. This has delayed their plans to get to the playoffs by next year on hold for a little, though there are enough pieces in place to build around. There is a lot that needs to happen in order to get the Explosions back up, even if they have been smelling the playoffs for a few years running.

OUT:
TE Arielis Analise (25)

IN:
RT Adri Couturier (28)
LE Leon Ahern (20)
PU Twan Raatmink (23)
LD Nerolaun Sorgeltingun (27)
FB Togai Joshie (27)
SB Roja Schutte (28)
LC Maujan Schiebout (29)
LG Mattie Nealy (29)
LS Nochwl yNeglhawr (27)


Best units of the upcoming Gridiron Top League

1) ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers Offence - led by the incredible running duo of Umebajashi and Galway, and aided by the tight ends Porden and Van Luttert, this offence is capable of a 'death by a thousand cuts' behind one of the nation's best lines. Securing a better thrower is on the to-do list, but not before getting a complementary defence.
2) ImageAerellen Explosions Offence - national teamer Arerira can throw it to Varafin or Voorhorst, but the real force here is the offensive line, with two tackles ready to block everyone into a different dimension.
3) ImageGreencaster Godspeed Defence - coming from a strange place where the Godspeed had nothing to cheer for, now they have a few good players in every line, alongside Casey and Henry at linebacker and Devilliers and Wheelwright in the secondary.
4) ImageMawryshire Centaurs Offence - an experienced Center to get the ball off the ground, and to get it to one of the skill players as soon as possible, is the bread and butter of this offence: Guillan and yGwmrwll to run the ball, and ySarrwdd to catch it, there are plenty of options.
5) ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies Offence - the league's best QB and passable players in every position, with Schoolhendrik and Head as exemplary receivers, this offence can do it all, even if they lack firepower and are definitely beatable in the trenches.
6) ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals Defence - a defence that's tilted slightly towards the front seven, featuring Binnenpoorte and Abráldez on the edge, as well as a great backer in Cause. Coverages aren't always carried out perfectly, and there are gaps to throw to in the middle of the field. If they can mitigate that as the season goes on, this is quite the unit.
7) ImageAminey Caspians Defence - power in the middle, power on the sides of the field, a bit soft as far as safeties go. This defence has the opportunity to become the best defence of the league, if they can focus on their strenghts in defensive linemen Bassot and Gérald, middle backer Lecocq, and star corners Dutertre and Moore.
8) ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies Defence - that's the second Dragonflies unit on the list! Much like the Caspians, they have excellent linemen in Gomoltinden and Avink, a deeper linebacker unit in Hartszoon and Fokke, and a slightly softer secondary but they still have Dollen and Ecaliris.
9) ImageNoordrug Astronauts Defence - feel free to run against them, but be very wary of any pass. The Astronauts have fully embraced their no-fly-zone, featuring such players as Aegerin, Marchal, Dakitherinten, and Nieuwstroom in easily the best secondary with plenty of help underneath. They need it, because quarterbacks should find plenty of time to throw against them.
10) ImageMayara Destroyers Defence - somehow, their offence falls dramatically to one of the worst units in the league, but they've made up for that in defence. Rusadhin, Stroo, to pressure the inside offensive line, Haserin, to punish any run, and national team safety Mesjathaunden: there is so much individual talent on this team, but they will struggle on nearly all other positions.
11) ImageEaglebury Emperors Defence - a balanced team with a defence that's slightly stronger than its offence, the Emperors' defence features a few really good, talented players but also gives snaps to some questionable starters. The secondary is definitely good, maybe one of the best two or three in the league, but their focus should be on limiting what's happening before the secondary comes into action.
12) ImageMayara Wolves Defence - a low floor, high ceiling defence with a lot of average-ish role players. About three players raise the bar considerably, from lineman Sjouwman, to backer Kinportinden, to corner Guillan, though beyond that there's room for improvement.

The only team with both their units in the list are the ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies, early favourites for a title game appearance and possibly another title in their recent dynasty, if we can call it that. The ImageMayara Destroyers, who've reigned supreme in both of the last two seasons, find themselves at 10th with their defence, while their prized offence does not seem worthy of hype. At all.

Generally, the level of quarterback play in this league is staggering. For our World Bowl teams, we select the best of the best, who can definitely hang with the best of them internationally, yet on a domestic level, there really are only a handful of good signalcallers. The East generally has the better teams and the better QBs, thinking of the Dragonflies' Reeman, the Caspians' Sylvain, the Explosions' Arerira, or the Emperors' Parkes. Decent to good QBs on the second level or in the Developmental teams should expect promotion to the highest level, or a pay rise to keep them where they are.
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Postby Ko-oren » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:17 pm

Gridiron - Season 46 - Regular Season
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After every team has played every other team in the league, we get the following table. The ImageMawryshire Centaurs seem to have hit on something, winning nine out of eleven which is definitely more than expected. They were supposed to play for a playoff spot, but depending on the results in the final five games, they might already be in the Western final! The competition is fierce, with more Western clubs following them: the ImageWillowbourne Saints and the ImageMayara Destroyers are close behind, and only then we find the first Eastern team, as the ImageAerellen Explosions, dead last in the polls, is the best club in that division for now. After that, we get the ImageGreencaster Godspeed and the ImageMayara Wolves to prove that in the West, everything is yet to play for - five out of six clubs are .500 or better. In the East, things are the other way around: behind the Explosions, only the ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers have managed to win five and draw one. All of the other contenders, starting with the hyped ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies, have falled behind considerably and it's the Explosions to lose. That said, we could see a team that's dangerously close to .500 in the Eastern final this year!

KGL                              Pld    W   D   L    Win % 
1 ImageMawryshire Centaurs 11 9 0 2 0.818
2 ImageWillowbourne Saints 11 8 0 3 0.727
3 ImageMayara Destroyers 11 6 2 3 0.636
4 ImageAerellen Explosions 11 7 0 4 0.636
5 ImageGreencaster Godspeed 11 5 2 4 0.545
6 ImageMayara Wolves 11 5 1 5 0.500
7 ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers 11 5 1 5 0.500
8 ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies 11 5 0 6 0.455
9 ImageAminey Caspians 11 4 1 6 0.409
10 ImageNoordrug Astronauts 11 3 0 8 0.273
11 ImageEaglebury Emperors 11 2 2 7 0.273
12 ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals 11 2 1 8 0.227


And everything changes, as always, in the final five games of the year where each team plays their division a second time. Rivalries, grudge matches, and close combat for a playoff spot, it has it all. The ImageMawryshire Centaurs have taken an easy approach to this stage, winning only one and jeopardising their finals appearance. The Destroyers and Godspeed turn on the boost to snatch the playoffs from them. The Saints aren't too far behind as well.

WEST                             Pld    W   D   L    Win % 
1 ImageMayara Destroyers 5 4 0 1 0.800
2 ImageGreencaster Godspeed 5 3 1 1 0.700
3 ImageWillowbourne Saints 5 2 2 1 0.600
4 ImageEaglebury Emperors 5 2 0 3 0.400
5 ImageMawryshire Centaurs 5 1 1 3 0.300
6 ImageMayara Wolves 5 1 0 4 0.200


Things only get more complicated in the East, the 65ers running away with the division in the end. The Dragonflies and Admirals follow close behind, yet the first-stage darlings, the Explosions, have fallen back to average, losing three of their last five to turn their campaign south really, really fast and dramatically.

EAST                             Pld    W   D   L    Win % 
1 ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers 5 4 1 0 0.900
2 ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies 5 3 1 1 0.700
3 ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals 5 2 1 2 0.500
4 ImageAminey Caspians 5 2 0 3 0.400
5 ImageAerellen Explosions 5 1 1 3 0.300
6 ImageNoordrug Astronauts 5 1 0 4 0.200


And that gives us this final table:

KGL                              Pld    W   D   L
1 ImageMayara Destroyers 16 10 2 4* - #1 West
2 ImageWillowbourne Saints 16 10 2 4 - #2 West
3 ImageMawryshire Centaurs 16 10 1 5
4 ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers 16 9 2 5 - #1 East
5 ImageGreencaster Godspeed 16 8 3 5
6 ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies 16 8 1 7* - #2 East
7 ImageAerellen Explosions 16 8 1 7
8 ImageAminey Caspians 16 6 1 9*
9 ImageMayara Wolves 16 6 1 9
10 ImageNoordrug Astronauts 16 4 0 12
11 ImageEaglebury Emperors 16 4 2 10**
ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals 16 4 2 10

*based on H2H
**tied on H2H


Rivalries:
ImageMawryshire Centaurs 20–9 ImageEaglebury Emperors
ImageMawryshire Centaurs 22–12 ImageEaglebury Emperors

ImageWillowbourne Saints 20–20 ImageGreencaster Godspeed
ImageWillowbourne Saints 17–13 ImageGreencaster Godspeed

ImageMayara Destroyers 34–16 ImageMayara Wolves
ImageMayara Destroyers 20–20 ImageMayara Wolves

ImageNoordrug Astronauts 6–20 ImageAerellen Explosions
ImageNoordrug Astronauts 20–33 ImageAerellen Explosions

ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies 24–31 ImageAminey Caspians
ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies 14–17 ImageAminey Caspians

ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers 27–22 ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals
ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers 35–19 ImageSchemerdrecht Admirals

Stats:
Total number of games: 96
Number of home wins: 37, so 38.5% of games ended in a home win
Number of away wins: 50, so 52.1% of games ended in an away win
Number of draws: 9, so 9.4% of games ended in a draw
Total number of points: 3926
Home points: 1857
Away points: 2069
Average number of points scored by the home team: 19.3
Average number of points scored by the away team: 21.6
Average number of total points scored per game: 40.9

Team Stats:
The ImageMawryshire Centaurs' season: WWWWWLWWLWWWLLLD - out of the playoffs. They were sitting on just two losses at 12 games into the season! Then it all fell apart, and they fell to third place in a Western division that was, for the first time in a decade or so, visibly better than the East.
The ImageMayara Wolves' season: LLWWWWWLDLLLLWLL - and they were out as well. There was considerable hype around their five-game winning streak, but they haven't done anything after that.
The ImageAerellen Explosions' season: LLWWWLWLWWWLWLDL - and that's it, even in a mediocre East. That's also it for disappointing teams, the three losses in the final five just was too much and they crashed out against the Dragonflies on head to head.
The ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers' season: LWLLWWLWLWDWWWWD - that's the first team in this section that we've looked at that suddenly became much better as the season went on! No losses in the final seven weeks, to cancel out a 4-5 start, and they win the East with that as well.
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Gridiron - Season 46 - Postseason
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Divisional Round

The Destroyers are heading to another divisional championship and a Ko-oren Bowl berth, but the Saints, coming from nowhere just a year ago, are hot on their heels trying to trip them up. In the East, the 65ers again have the home advantage in a rematch of last year's Eastern divisional championship game.

ImageMayara Destroyers (West)           3  3  7  0  13
ImageWillowbourne Saints (West) 0 6 10 6 22

ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers (East) 7 7 3 6 23
ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies (East) 7 0 0 0 7


Ko-oren Bowl

ImageWillowbourne Saints (West)         3  3  7  7 6  26
ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers (East) 0 3 7 10 3 23


And, in the end, it's the Saints that go from 4-0-9 last year to 10-2-4, and it doesn't stop there! In a closely contested final that goes to overtime, the Saints kick two field goals to finally get that title!

Developmental Leagues
D-league
Laringen Ravens 30-13 Anarcourt Meteorites

KG2
Aevanna Phoenix 26-33 Llandy Dragons
Four Cities Kings 40-20 Greencaster Anchors

Llandy Dragons 19-16 Four Cities Kings

Season Trophies
Offence of the Year ImageSchemerdrecht 65ers
Defence of the Year ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies
Team of the Year ImageWillowbourne Saints

League MVP Gabe Henry, ImageGreencaster Godspeed
QB of the Year Robin Reeman, ImageSterrenwolde Dragonflies
RB of the Year Ffeommhaen yGwmrwll, ImageMawryshire Centaurs
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Soccer - Season 31
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Previews - part 1


The Top League

Last season, some teams dramatically overperformed, some did about as good as expected, and there were a few teams that disappointed their fanbases. As happens in every competition, every single year. The difference is that in the Top League, teams have two opportunities to surprise or sadden their fans: once in the first 22 rounds, when every of our 12 teams plays every other team twice - and then in the final 10 rounds. In the final 10 rounds, every team in the top 6 plays the rest of the top 6 (the Championship Group) twice, and the same happens in the bottom six (the Challenge Group).

In the first 22 rounds, ImageAdvance Alara surprised friend and foe with fresh, attacking football, finishing second out of 12 in the process and securing a spot in Championship Group (the top six), along with bookie favourites ImageTanques AOÉ, the latter fielding what is probably the best team in the league. Joining them in the Championship Group is ImageMiradela GD, reigning champions and contenders once again, ImageMaethoru SC, on a poor run but always up there as Ko-oren's record title winning squad. Then there was ImageBruncester United AFC, with solid, defensive play, and ImageBranvón CD, a complete surprise for not finishing in the bottom 2-3. In the Challenge Group: ImageAminey CS, who just cannot deliver on the hype in a massive entertainment market, ImageCirelbourne United who had hoped to at least challenge regional rivals Bruncester. Then some surprise exclusions from the top 6: ImageStraudum, ImageKatashi-Kanatsu, and ImageSchemerdrecht SVV. All three had some promise of going to the Globe Cup (Challenger's Cup), but finished 9th, 10th, and 11th respectively. Last by some distance, once again, was ImageMaynard AFC.

The results of the final 10 rounds are added to the results of the first 22 rounds. No Challenge Group team can overtake any Championship Group team - so as long as you're in the top 6 after 22 rounds, you can never drop below 6th. Somehow, ImageMiradela GD channeled the title winning teams of the last few years, winning 8 out of 10 for a miraculous bid for the trophy. ImageBranvón CD kept on going, winning 5. ImageTanques AOÉ wasn't far behind. However, in the end, it was ImageMiradela GD who won another title, finishing first by a massive six point gap. Second were ImageTanques AOÉ, followed by two huge surprises, ImageAdvance Alara and ImageBranvón CD. In the Challenge Group, ImageStraudum were the only team to win more than they've lost, taking 7th overall. ImageCirelbourne United have something to fight for, getting 8th overall. Difficult decisions are to be made in Schemerdrecht, the local SVV fell to 11th. ImageAminey CS, always a bit of a wild west team as far as the board room is concerned, finished 9th and it's a serious question whether any coach can get this team in the top again - with the amount of pressure coming from the city. ImageMaynard AFC are dead last, but they seem to have given up on trying conventional methods, hoping to grab talent from Ouna, financing the Trawadea Knights.

For this year, ImageAdvance Alara have invested to stay up with the contenders. ImageTanques AOÉ and ImageMiradela GD have retained most of their players too, so it looks like we'll get a three-man race for the title at the very least. The defensive southern teams, ImageBruncester United AFC and ImageCirelbourne United, have some rebuilding to do. ImageKatashi-Kanatsu join their eastern rivals ImageAdvance Alara in the IFCF race, starting what could be Yoshima's first ever bid for the title - football has never been this strong in the eastern Prefecture. All other clubs should finish somewhere in the middle, with enough surprises open to whoever can get 5th or 6th and sneak into the Championship Group.

Teamname: ImageAdvance Alara
Stadium: Spider Stadium (21000) in Alara, Yoshima
Founded: 1964

Advance Alara: Folkhard ^NPH- Cloudburst ^EQS, Shiba, Chu ^QCY, Truin- Tsutsui, Odell, Metharom ^HIN, Murakami- Strobos, Tsuchida

Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 1

The Alara outfit will look forward to this season. They overperformed last season, but it only seems like they've invested in a future where there will be more of those performances. Offensively, the team has always been solid, but the addition of Folkhard will give their defence a much needed boost. Between Shiba and Chu, they have a very serviceable back line, and the offence is still as strong as it's ever been. With Odell supplying passes forward, now Murakami does not have to do all of the work because Strobos has been added - and then there is Tsuchida, one of the best finishers on the archipelago. Alara will still have to work towards finding good replacements: Tsuchida is 32, Odell is 33. The experience is there, but it is increasingly risky to bet your future on them.
Prediction: 9


Teamname: ImageAminey CS
Stadium: Stade sur la Baie (70000) in Aminey, Cote Austral
Founded: 1884

ImageAminey CS: Wareham- Deschanel, Mirzadeh, Argall^SRS, Compton- Delacruz ^BJK, Carbonneau, Checkered Flag ^EQS, Didier- Charbonneau, Erisia

Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 0

Aminey is vastly improved and is looking to finish in the top half of the table after years of midtable madness. The fanbase is easily the one with the highest expectations, and there is again a lot of pressure: the team hasn't looked this good in years, and the Challenge Cup feels within reach for the first time in as long a time. Three standout defenders in Deschanel, Mirzadeh, and Compton are now supported by new arrival Argall, and then there's talent in the rest of the lineup too. Checkered Flag looks better than ever alongside Carbonneau and Didier. Actually finishing chances will be a challenge, however.
Prediction: 4


Teamname: ImageBranvón CD
Stadium: Estádio Marítimo (28000) in Santa Teresa, Finisterre
Founded: 1902

ImageBranvón CD: Uchino- Basquez, Dieulafoy, ySaellhon, Rodas- Reza, Oakley, Aponte, Puga- Beaudouin, Novoa

Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 10

Surprising performances from the southeast as Branvón finished close to city rivals Miradela. It will be nearly impossible to keep up, despite Miradela's aging. Branvón isn't a team that many non-natives like to stick around in, and it's the front office's job to make the team feel a lot more welcoming. As always, relying on some outstanding local talent, between Basquez, Rodas, Puga, and Novoa, there is ySaellhon and Oakley to provide wider play. There's enough there to get them in the top half again, but the Santa Teresa team always feel like dropping to last.
Prediction: 5


Teamname: ImageBruncester United AFC
Stadium: Top Brass Arena (19500) in Bruncester, Surbourneshire
Founded: 1920

ImageBruncester United AFC: Wakasugi- Aiamara, MacDermot ^BLN, Noordburg, Kitchingham, Gridley- Palethorpe, Gregory, Brisley- Nethersole, Muggeridge

Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 0

Plenty of activity to get Bruncester to contend again. Traditionally defensive, the stream of talent from southern Ko-oren dried up, and with little there to score or defend, the team plummeted from title contenders to barely in IFCF spots. Halting the drop are Wakasugi, Aiamara, Noordburg, and Gregory. Incredible signings in key positions - but like many teams in the country, they lack quality strikers.
Prediction: 5


Teamname: ImageCirelbourne United
Stadium: Quicksilver Stadium (15500) in Cirelbourne, Surbourneshire
Founded: 1926

ImageCirelbourne United: Aeloviane- Ishiwata, Whitewoods^BRE, Blijdenstein , Swadling- Manaudou, Forward, Valente, yTawdnhawch- Zinchester, Turner

Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 0

Some offseason action saw Cirelbourne land a few local talents, and even attracted Brenecian Whitewoods in an effort to stop the slide. With Zinchester, they have a striker that is well above league average, but the supporting cast lacks creativity. Valente could deliver that, or maybe Ishiwata if he is allowed to advance on the flanks, but the conservative, defensive coaching staff will probably want to prevent allowing goals in any way it can. As a result, it's hard to see Cirelbourne finish above 12th.
Prediction: 12


Teamname: ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
Stadium: Suzumebachi Stadium (25000) in Katashi, Yoshima
Founded: 1901

ImageKatashi-Kanatsu: Hanazawa- Vatsu, Mizuno, Ardouin, Suzukaze- Yokota, Nakazono, Mettis ^CMT, Ishimaki- Gaunaurinthen, Nagamine

Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 0

A golden age is starting in southeastern Ko-oren. Nobody likes to play away in Katashi, between the language, warm climate, and sheer distance, but now they have a starting XI that will plague any visiting team. Like region-mates Alara, they are always good in offence, and that won't change. With Gaunaurinthen, there is some finishing capability, but honestly Nagamine does not deserve to play at this level. Nakazono, Mettis, Sonnel (the Chromatikan duo), and national teamer Yokota - the midfield is world class. Defensively, the team has never looked better: Mizuno and Ardouin are an incredible duo, and landing Ardouin is the move of the year.
Prediction: 3


Teamname: ImageMaethoru SC
Stadium: Rikalathen Arena (39000) in Maethoru, Mayara
Founded: 1910

ImageMaethoru SC: Theshendan- Tartaguthen, Monurga, Hergulauthen- Marrable, Amawai, Eleveld, Janoreirinthen, Lalaseringun- Ensaunden, Ares

Championships: 1
Historical Championships: 9

It's strange to see Maethoru in this position. They've never finished below 7th, sitting on a huge pile of unproven talent that somehow keeps delivering results. Maethoru are never more than 1 player away from a championship squad. However, where the opposition kept addressing weaknesses and building good things, Maethoru fell behind, relying on proven strategies until they were completely obsolete. Theshendan is looking shaky in the national team, Tartaguthen does not look good on his own in defence, and Amawai and Hosorthaunden out wide aren't going to cut it. They have very few opportunities to score, only building up through the middle. Janoreirinthen will probably be placed on the wing instead of Hosorthaunden - which is not a place where he belongs, honestly. Mismatches everywhere, and Maethoru look like a bottom tier finish.
Prediction: 11


Teamname: ImageMaynard AFC
Stadium: Armskirk Municipal Ground (26000) in Maynard, Gehrenna
Founded: 1928

ImageMaynard AFC: Cholmondeley- Aberg , Norman, Meynard ^EQS, Kildare, Bywaters- Richey, Pennington, Potter- Maxwell, Uleaven

Championships: 1
Historical Championships: 0

The bookies don't lie, and Maynard's long run only to finish 12th for a few years running seems to end sooner rather than later. Even without Ounaian mercenaries, securing a few defenders and keeping some sort of attacking structure intact might just pay off for them. Whether they can even jump to the top 6 remains to be seen, but the difference between the team last year and this year is remarkable. Staying at the team has always meant ridicule to Cholmondeley, Kildare, Pennington, and Potter, but the impossible might just happen. Locally developed players, loyal to the team, a fairy tale in the works.
Prediction: 2


Teamname: ImageMiradela GD
Stadium: Estádio Fortaleza (29000) in Santa Teresa, Finisterre
Founded: 1938

ImageMiradela GD: Munks- Varela, Steelshrift ^NPH, yChibwod- Magrath, Viera, Vahamonde, Agramonte- Salomon, Bugarin, Noya

Championships: 2
Historical Championships: 1

Miradela's chokehold on all of Ko-oren's silverware could end soon. Much like Maethoru, they were ahead for so long, they didn't pay attention when their title window closed and plenty of other teams opened theirs. It's not like they are devoid of talent all of a sudden, but their more important players have either left or grown over their peak. Adding Nepharan Steelshrift will help, but might not lift this team to a third consecutive championship. Varela is surely on his last season, and the same goes for Vahamonde - and those are two huge gaps to fill for next year. Miradela might not slide yet, but it could happen next year.
Prediction: 7


Teamname: ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
Stadium: Orange Bowl (54000) in Schemerdrecht, Intermare
Founded: 1865

ImageSchemerdrecht SVV: Goossen- Nijboer, Langenhof, Crumble ^EQS, Heldoorn- Berendsen, Crone, Hilberdink, Wormstal- Siebelt, Robert^APY

Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 0

It's interesting that Schemerdrecht has never had the biggest names. This year, however, it looks like they've hit on a lot of good players that are all coming into their best form at the same time, led by some bigger names like Goossen, Langenhof, and a nice midfield with Crone, Hilberdink, and Wormstal. They have never been in view of a national team selection, but with a good season, they might just be in contention. Somehow, this is one of few offensively capable teams with Siebelt, newly acquired Robert, and Van Riesen.
Prediction: 1


Teamname: ImageStraudum
Stadium: Hazel Arena (18500) in ImageStraudum, Sudaefjoll
Founded: 1995

ImageStraudum: Neihof- van Dalfsen, van Schelven, Mislahaunden, Kastberg, Aelisire- Breedland, Inchcombe, Tez ^QUS- Melenberg, Virtanen^SVJ

Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 0

Boasting one of the largest rosters of the league, Straudum has added player after player in a hunt for anything that sticks. It doesn't look like they've found the best configuration, yet with Neihof, Van Schelven, Mislahaunden, and Kastberg in defence, Straudum's famously good defence is on form. Scoring will be hard, possibly harder than for other teams, even with players like Breedland, Inchcombe, Tez, and Virtanen. Even so, they are in contention for the Challenger's Cup with ease.
Prediction: 8


Teamname: ImageTanques AOÉ
Stadium: Stade Amandine (30000) in Étouille, Cote Austral
Founded: 1978

ImageTanques AOÉ: Moineau- yLladdlog, Granet, Devillers- Train, Ulysse, Helzinger^NPH, yChibwod, Bousquet- Delaplace, Duchemin

Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 1

Tanques had it all last season, and they let the title slip to Miradela. The best midfield Ko-oren had ever seen, with creative and attacking talent, dazzling passes, a great work rate and stamina. Those are all still in place, but lost their edge. yChibwod is still good, as is Delaplace, and Granet and yLladdlog as well, but they're just role players in an incoherent team. With Ulysse, Helzinger, Bousquet, Duchemin and a player like Affré on the bench, there's something to this team... is attacking football finally conquering the archipelago?
Prediction: 6


The Ko-orenite Cup

The Cup will be much bigger in the upcoming season, as can be seen in the diagram below. The third and fourth divisions will be properly established with a clear route going down from the second division to the fourth - and the Top League will likely see relegation enabled in coming years. In addition, the University leagues are divided a little differently, though there aren't more or less University teams. What is new is the Academies: football schools for youth aged 12-21, playing during high school and remaining afterwards if they do not want to study at a high level. There are 24 such Academies, hopefully establishing better national teams and finally getting that World Cup Quarterfinal.

In the Cup, the last eight teams consisted of four top league teams, three second division teams, and a University team. The four Top league teams were Tanques AOÉ, Maethoru SC, Miradela GD, and Katashi-Kanatsu - the latter two were drawn against each other. Couziers-Olympiques have been named a second division team in the new system as well, and Tuinderbeek and Argyle Tuesday were put in the third level. It was just Santa Teresa Naval Academy representing all the other levels and age groups.

Tanques had an easy day away, winning 5-1. The only other Top League team to win their matchup was Miradela, after extra time, at home versus easterly Katashi-Kanatsu. After that, the Top League squads avoided one another, setting up a high level Final as both won their respective semifinals 2-0.

Then, finally, the season ending final came around, and it was the hyped midfield and overall talent of Tanques versus the established title winners and affluent Miradela. It was Miradela to open the score, after 20 minutes of play, through a Cornelious Magrath header coming from a Vahamonde corner kick. Tanques was quick to respond, sending deep passes from left and right towards Duchemin, who only needed one half-decent attempt (in between several poor tries) to equalise: 1-1. Miradela finally closed down the match in the final 10 minutes, Noya confirmed his status as best striker of the year after winning the Golden Boot for his league appearances, scoring from close distance: 2-1 to Miradela.

Transfers

In the transfer period, some clubs have used their wealth from transfer window 25 to attract players in key positions. Others have sold some huge names, marking the second straight year in which a lot of national team players have departed for the larger, more prestigious leagues in other nations.

Tabitha Helzinger CM 22 NPH 1923 Esca MYT -> ImageTanques AOÉ KOR
Laris Argall LB 30 SRS Traal Athletics SRS -> ImageAminey CS KOR
Scott Whitewoods RB 34 BRE Titanderth PAS -> ImageCirelbourne United KOR
Joni Virtanen ST 28 SVJ Transport Hovikkära SVJ -> ImageStraudum KOR
William Robert ST 23 APY Steel City Union APY -> ImageSchemerdrecht SVV KOR
Harold Batchelor RM 22 KOR ImageMaynard AFC KOR -> Blacklake Blues TAE
Seibei Olio CF 22 KOR ImageKatashi-Kanatsu KOR -> Blacklake Blues TAE[pre]

Another trend is for young players with high ceilings (and low floors) to try to go pro as soon as possible, leaving Ko-oren, foregoing its lower divisions, and immediately going to foreign competitions.

[pre]Tij Breukelaar CB 19 KOR Willowbourne Technological Academy KOR -> Devlet-Bira Fabrika Takimi TMR
Gila Lémery CB 19 KOR Université des Arts d'Aminey KOR -> Sariirmakspor TMR
Hadrian Pazos RB 18 KOR Katashi Keizai Daigaku KOR -> CA Paulinthal PAS


There have been more late-window changes to players' employment. What immediately catches the eye is that the second division clubs were heavily involved in comings and goings to the top league, but in most cases, they lost players to the top league, who in turn sold a lot of players in the last three seasons, so there are a lot of gaps to fill. Some big names were pushed to other clubs as well: Wakasugi, Ishiwata, Strobos, Ardouin, Carbey, are among them. ImageStraudum has probably dealt best of all, finding three defenders at different clubs, who weren't as good as they could have been for their second division clubs, and they have put together one of the better defences of the league again - but only if the unit holds.
GK Maresuke Wakasugi (23) ImageAdvance Alara -> ImageBruncester United AFC
RF Yana Ishiwata (35) ImageAdvance Alara -> ImageCirelbourne United
SS Ado Strobos (21) ImageLaringen AFC (2)-> ImageAdvance Alara
LF Jorre Truin (20) Sterrenwolde FC (3)-> ImageAdvance Alara
LB Dani Ardouin (23) ImageAminey CS -> ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
LS Aenemere Erisia (22) Serevne AFC (3)-> ImageAminey CS
LB Seffewr ySaellhon (24) ImageMawrystwyth (2)-> ImageBranvón CD
RF Edialor Aiamara (19) Serevne AFC (3)-> ImageBruncester United AFC
CB Gjöl Noordburg (21) Rozenvoordse Academie (AC)-> ImageBruncester United AFC
GK Aifer Aeloviane (21) Egevea (4)-> ImageCirelbourne United
LB Heko Blijdenstein (24) Grimhof VV (4) -> ImageCirelbourne United
RB Don Carbey (19) ImageCirelbourne United -> 2nd division
DM Shinzaburo Ida (20) ImageKatashi-Kanatsu -> 2nd division
SS Gidhasok Gaunaurinthen (22) ImageGehrenna FC (2) -> ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
CM Huije Eleveld (20) ImageLaringen AFC (2) -> ImageMaethoru SC
ST Teodoro Ares (18) ImageCastelo e Calvente CS (2) -> ImageMaethoru SC
RF Kevin Aberg (19) ImageArboren FC (2) -> ImageMaynard AFC
CM Nanko Wormstal (18) ImageWSR AFC (2) -> ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
RF Alle van Dalfsen (18) ImageAmbergate City (2) -> ImageStraudum
CB Bardaun Mislahaunden (18) ImageGehrenna FC (2) -> ImageStraudum
LF Aesimila Aelisire (23) ImageCouziers-Olympiques (2) -> ImageStraudum


Football Pyramid

Now we've mentioned the S-word (Second Division): the football pyramid of Ko-oren is slightly different this year. Pro/rel between the Top League and the Second Division is not instated yet, but this is expected to happen within 3 years. Academy clubs only play Academy clubs in the league, University clubs only play University clubs in their league. Academy and University clubs do play in the cup, however.
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IFCF and International Club Competitions

The first IFCF season has had some influence on Ko-oren as well. The names are different, the colours are different, some official business surrounding the matches is different. Unfortunately, the results are largely the same, with champions ImageMiradela GD immediately going out to Baker Park's Leafield FC. In the Challenger's Cup, several clubs survived more than one round, but ultimately none managed to reach the group stage. ImageMiradela GD came close, then lost twice to Kita-Hinode's Pascal Mashu. Cosumar's Crawford City was too strong for surprise qualifiers ImageAdvance Alara in the end.

Other IFCF competitions weren't much better. The Cup Winners' Cup, the Liga B, and the Rising Stars Cup made it look like we were playing a different sport at times. There's one caveat, however: the IUCC, which the WTA has now won twice in two attempts, and honestly there is no way to explain how poorly our clubs do in other competitions and then the WTA does this.

Champions' League
Second Preliminary Round
(KOR) ImageMiradela GD 1–3 Learfield FC (CBP) 0–2 1–1

Challenger's Cup
First Preliminary Round
(KOR) ImageAdvance Alara 3–1 Darkclouds FC (MLY) 3–1 0–0
(KOR) ImageBranvón CD 3–0 Olympique Garo (MKB) 2–0 1–0

Second Preliminary Round
(PFA) Bikarish 1–7 ImageTanques AOÉ (KOR) 1–4 0–3
(KOR) ImageAdvance Alara p 2–2 Real Atlantea (TAE) 1–1 1–1 (4–3 pen)
(KOR) ImageBranvón CD 0–4 Canbix Muses (ZWZ) 0–3 0–1

Third Preliminary Round
(BNJ) Kitara A.A. 4–5 ImageMiradela GD (KOR) 3–4 1–1
(KOR) ImageTanques AOÉ 2–4 FC Porto (NLA) 0–3 2–1
(KOR) ImageAdvance Alara 3–2 Maal Angels (MRN) 1–1 2–1

Playoff Round
(KOR) ImageMiradela GD 0–6 Pascal Mashu (HIN) 0–2 0–4
(KOR) ImageAdvance Alara 0–1 Crawford City FC (COS) 0–1 0–0

Cup Winners' Cup
Preliminary Round
(KOR) Miradela 4–2 Hisar FK (TMR) 2-0 2-2

First Round
(AFT) Riuwiee United 8–5 Miradela (KOR) 4-3 4-2

Rising Stars Cup
Set-Up Round
(KOR) Univ. d. Côte Austral 5-2 Sczenaspor Academia (WRS) 1-0 4-2

Qualifier Round
(KOR) Univ. d. Côte Austral 1-2 CA Paulinthal (PAS) 1-1 0-1

Liga B Champions' Trophy
First Preliminary Round
(MRN) Ashfell p 3–3 Echizen (KOR) 1–2 2–1 (6–4 pen)

Second Preliminary Round
(NLA) Real Bragança 1–3 ImageLaringen AFC (KOR) 0–3 1–0

Third Preliminary Round
(KOR) ImageLaringen AFC 0–6 UD Três Rios (LIS) 0–3 0–3

Playoff Round
(KOR) ImageCastelo e Calvente CS 1–5 Targas City (PAS) 1–3 0–2

International University Challenge Championship
First Round
Willowbourne Institute of Humanities (KOR) 1–2 102d Polyteknik (ZWZ)
University of Homler (ZWZ) 2–0 Gehrenna National University (KOR)

Second Round
Technische Universiteit Sterrenwolde (KOR) 1–1 Universisi de Vodvok (BRN) (1–1 AET) (2–3 pen.)
Willowbourne Technological Academy (KOR) 3–1 Tim City University (DAR)

Quarterfinals
Willowbourne Technological Academy (KOR) 4–2 102d Polyteknik (ZWZ)

Semifinals
Willowbourne Technological Academy (KOR) 1–0 Universisi de Vodvok (BRN)

Final
University of Homler (ZWZ) 1–2 Willowbourne Technological Academy (KOR)

Vilitan Cove Invitational
(HIN) Hwoarang Seidoshi 4-5 ImageStraudum (KOR) 2-3 2-1 (AET)
(COS) Ziemelu Skaida 4-0 ImageStraudum (KOR) 2-0 2-0


Ko-orenites in foreign leagues

A small sampling of Ko-orenites abroad and what their endeavours led to during last season:

Darmen
CB Barnamakun Genperinden (20) - Romanopolis United, DAR
RF Pette Grootenhuis (23) - IFK Liverpool United, DAR
CM Hubbe Kampmans (21) - Club Jim Falls, DAR
Darmen's long season includes playoffs, not something we'd immediately associate with association football. Even weirder is that an odd number, seven clubs, qualify for them per conference. Romanopolis were amazing in the South, finishing second. Liverpool United were 7th in the North - all featuring in the playoffs. Club Jim Falls were just short at 8th place in the South.

In the first round of the playoffs, IFK Liverpool United lost 3-2 at Tempala US. Romanopolis wasn't exempt from that round either, despite their second place, but made short work of Johnho United: 5-1. They would survive the next round, almost as easily, 4-1 over Rogerton Valladar CF - but Atlético Augusta, 5th in the South, were their next opponents, finishing the season brilliantly and showing how you're never really out of contention in soccer. The 2-3 loss at home saw Romanopolis go far, but not far enough. Atlético would go on to lose the final, to Sterling City United, 1-0.

Nephara
RB Lionel Dalton (31) - Chenoworth Harriers, NPH
CB Dennis Lampshire (27) - Raven River, NPH
DM Jean-Michel Dominique (22) - Sabrefell Athletic, NPH
Dominique, the only one in the three without a starting spot on the Dragonflies, is also the only IFCF player on the list: Sabrefell Athletic squeaked into the Champions' League as the nation's 4th team. Raven River finished last and will play in the First Division - what this means for Lampshire's status is unknown as of yet. He has not answered calls from Chatswood, and will try to carry the club back into the Premiership as the defence's sole light at the end of the tunnel. Dalton's Chenoworth has finished another midtable adventure.

Brenecia
CM Lélé Rouselle (21) - Twin Sants, BRE
SS Masashige Vachimitsu (29) - Finbar Stalwarts, BRE
Rouselle's Twin Saints finished 7th in Brenecia's quality competition and will go to the Challenge Cup! Finbar wasn't too close, but they were more than safe from relegation too. Vachimitsu is safe for another year.

Banija
CB Obadiah Parrott (26) - Busukuma Athletic Club, BNJ
Parrott has more or less taken Linderood's place at the club. Busukuma finished in 11th out of 20, effectively right in the middle.

Kelssek
DM Analor Avalor (33) - Kirkenes FC, KSK
RF Valentijn Doorwouds (26) - Latrobe AFC, KSK
Avalor will have a busy schedule on his retirement tour - Kirkenes FC finished second and will join the Challenge Cup in a late playoff stage. Latrobe are well safe in 8th place, and Doorwouds will aim for the Challenge Cup in the upcoming season.

Taeshan
Harold Batchelor RM 22
Seibei Olio CF 22
Having joined the Blacklake Blues as new players, their job will be to take this team out of midtable (11th out of 24 last year) and put them closer to IFCF contention.

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Doolan has done the unthinkable with the club and will be one of very, very few Dragonflies to play in the Champions' League, on a second place in the Upper Division.
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Soccer - Season 31
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Previews - part 2


The Cup
Given the 12-team divisions, some mathematics were needed to come up with a Cup system. Here it is:
Round 1: all Academy, University, and div 4 teams
Round 2: all Round 1 winners, div 3 teams, and worst 4 div 2 teams
Round 3: all Round 2 winners, best 8 div 2 teams, and all div 1 teams
Rounds 4-8: all previous Round winners

The Lower Leagues

All lower leagues have been restructured to allow for more promotion/relegation and a clear line from the second division down to the fourth.

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The Second Division

From the various semi-professional teams in Ko-oren, previously part of the second and third levels, the 12 most financially stable, best supported, and geographically spaced teams have been chosen. In upcoming years, promotion will be opened up to the Top League, and this way these teams have a head start over the other semi-professional teams. It looks unfair, but we rather have this than if a club goes bankrupt over promotion.

Teamname: ImageAmbergate City
Stadium: Gates of Alexandria (9000) in Burnet, Surbourneshire
Key players:
RF Jalu Devereaux (19)
CB Huug Zwikker (25)
LF Yangarra Burrula (19)

Teamname: ImageArboren FC
Stadium: Aeresa (10000) in Arboren, Aerellen
Key players:
GK Aethi Aorine (20)
RB Aorippe Aerelia (24)
CB Aelamsa Ausel (24)

Teamname: ImageCastelo e Calvente CS
Stadium: Edogense (16000) in Ferrovente, Finisterre
Key players:
GK Frederico Navia (25)
RB Rodolfo Parada (19)
LF Bran Valdovinos (21)

Teamname: ImageCouziers-Olympiques
Stadium: Stade Central (7100) in Linieux, Cote Austral
Key players:
GK Théo Duchamp (21)
RB Max Pernet (18)
LB Pinjarra Culludie (24)

Teamname: ImageGehrenna FC
Stadium: Kautherlugin Field (17500) in Gehrenna, Mayara
Key players:
GK Senparnin Baurkidhaunden (22)
RB Kilarul Dhaundhen (21)
LB Morasak Sirmauringun (25)

Teamname: ImageHuthwich & Iduloren FC
Stadium: The Ovation Station (5000) in Huthwich, Gehrenna
Key players:
RF Gust Kwant (20)
CB Geja Rutter (23)
LF Nie Biltmans (24)

Teamname: ImageLaringen AFC
Stadium: Duivelsveld (13700) in Laringen, Intermare
Key players:
GK Bengt Palmgroen (24)
RB Josef Bijstroom (25)
LF Vidar Langberg (24)

Teamname: ImageLeeshire United
Stadium: The Timeless Terrain (7900) in Aubury, Gehrenna
Key players:
GK Larre Bossink (19)
RF Naurendin Kisdadhingun (25)
LF Tomme Catenhorst (21)

Teamname: ImageMawrystwyth
Stadium: Cytrial Parc (12500) in Mawrystwyth, Mawryshire
Key players:
RF Pechnodd yPwnlheg (25)
RB Seolhad yFfepach (18)
CB Chwlwm yFfeofcon (23)

Teamname: ImageTeragaseki
Stadium: Dokudo Stadium (12000) in Teragaseki, Yoshima
Key players:
GK Rungothul Rasthosinden (20)
RB Stef Wijnholdt (24)
LB Mamil Vigouroux (22)

Teamname: ImageWSR AFC
Stadium: Uriagali Field (10000) in Eaglebury, West Strand Riding
Key players:
GK Mingarra Welinnia (21)
RF Dundor Windill (22)
LB Tamrie Munarring (22)

Teamname: ImageZinchester Town
Stadium: Cyroria Ring (10800) in Zinchester, Surbourneshire
Key players:
RB Don Carbey (19)
CB Jebung Bumbra (22)
LB Michael Mattson (19)

This remarkably tame division was put together by taking the 12 strongest (financially and sportively) lower league clubs. As a result, there are no rivalries or derbies in place between its members. Even teams from the same subdivision (Zinchester and Ambergate) have no problem with one another, being from opposite ends of one of our largest regions. If anything, Huthwich & Iduloren could start something, perceived as a rural club, versus urban ImageLeeshire United. For all teams from regions with rare languages (ImageMawrystwyth, Arboren), ImageGehrenna FC is the team to beat up.

Third Divisions

There are two Third Divisions, bridging the gap between the quite professional second level, and the downright amateur fourth level.

Division du Sud / Southern Division / División Sulenho
Teamname: Anarcourt CF
Stadium: L’Oritienne (8400) in Anarcourt, Gehrenna

Teamname: Argyle Tuesday
Stadium: Uruk Hills (10500) in Argyle, Surbourneshire

Teamname: Aviansola Eden
Stadium: Sky Paradise Field (15400) in Aviansola, Yoshima

Teamname: Brighthaven Town
Stadium: Sanders Field (3600) in Brighthaven, Surbourneshire

Teamname: Coloruna
Stadium: Amlesta (7900) in Colenario , Finisterre

Teamname: Grainshire United
Stadium: Ring of Tregaron (6700) in Tregaron, Surbourneshire

Teamname: Limecroft & Abyss FC
Stadium: Lebanon Lane (5000) in Abyss, Surbourneshire

Teamname: Llandy FC
Stadium: Cawdalia Major Stadium (9000) in Llandy, Mawryshire

Teamname: Otavura
Stadium: Kalilavi Territory (7500) in Otavura, Yoshima

Teamname: Strongfair
Stadium: Fortune Valley (6100) in Strongfair, Gehrenna

Teamname: Sydberg
Stadium: Cloudfield Palace (8800) in Greencaster, Surbourneshire

Teamname: Vurusen
Stadium: Impulse Grounds (8400) in Vurusen, Yoshima

Rivalries/Derbies: Brighthaven Town vs Grainshire United, Anarcourt CF vs Strongfair. All Yoshiman clubs among one another. All Surbourneshire clubs among each other.

Noorderklasse / Division du Nord / Northern Division
Teamname: Amandine AdF
Stadium: Stade Bizmetal (13000) in Granon, Cote Austral

Teamname: April Bassin FC
Stadium: Zonhorjuth-engiu (10300) in Tathsoren, Mayara

Teamname: Dartha AFC
Stadium: Grinsie Stadium (7500) in Dartha, Sudaefjoll

Teamname: Donderen
Stadium: Het Luchtkasteel (8100) in Schemerdrecht, Intermare

Teamname: Launott
Stadium: Noordmonderpark (9000) in Launott, Poolrugge

Teamname: Nyashawill
Stadium: Dalaberry (9000) in Nyashawill, West Strand Riding

Teamname: Oai Unifié
Stadium: Parc des Champs (12700) in Oai, Cote Austral

Teamname: Rozenvoorde FC
Stadium: Het Rode Paleis (9500) in Rozenvoorde, Intermare

Teamname: Senoren FC
Stadium: Rumdurin-ini (13700) in Senoren, Mayara

Teamname: Serevne AFC
Stadium: Arena Aorephae (8500) in Serevne, Aerellen

Teamname: Sterrenwolde FC
Stadium: Noorderkroonpark (14500) in Sterrenwolde, Intermare

Teamname: Tuinderbeek FC
Stadium: Sportpark de Groene Ring (8900) in Tuinderbeek, Intermare

Rivalries/Derbies: Oai Unifié vs Amandine AdF, Dartha AFC vs Launott, Serevne AFC vs Senoren FC or April Bassin FC, April Bassin FC vs Nyashawill. All Intermare clubs among one another.


Fourth Divisions
That soccer is a relatively rural sport compared to either rugby code, gridiron football, or even cricket or baseball, shines through in the Fourth Divisions. In other sports, this level would be full of urban teams. In soccer however, these divisions are full of smaller towns and villages, eager to defend their honour and climb the ladder towards glory. If anything, teams from cities are viewed with suspicion here: Cirelbourne Townside, Katashi Azura, Aminey Avalanche, Amillon CdF, Linieux en Onyx, either Mayara team.

Conference of Mawryshire and Surbourneshire/Cynchair o Mhawry a Sherbon
Ansonville Association
Belmore FC
Burnet Athletic
Cerryrhos yDhiwmydis
Cirelbourne Townside
Feddhaw yChronws
Langward
Marinwood Sunday
Oceanside South End
Opalshire FC
Penstead Clwb Peldred
Soothill

Conference of Gehrenna and Finisterre/Divisao Gerenno-Finisterrano
Bellmare Union
Blanrasco Borealis
Cape Constilán
Chagança Central
Chamiers
Club Valeloma
Cresthill Ebony FC
Ferncombe
Glimmerfall Triumph
Norille Orion
Vierciennes Victory
Vinroux Invincibles

四島リーグ/Konlenimenjuu Joshima
Chikuno Hakuba
Echizen
Enkumo Diamond
Fukushira Guerilla
Katashi Azura
Morivate Lava
Motojagava Taranchula
Nitoya
Odahayashi Revolution
Shimohavi
Shinsen Sunrise
Yonenomura

Noordoosterklasse
Aerellen Honoa SC
Egevea
Grimhof VV
Honingsweg
Kerkhaven-Rommefort-Combinatie
Linderivier AFC
MEZWO-VEDC Lamau
Ossendal
SC Sokrona
Shinsen VV
Turnaarde FC
Vleugelberg

Ligue Côte Australienne
Amillon CdF
Aminey Avalanche
Biney CF
Cygne de Dentillon
Diessy CdF
Foot Soibourgoise en Vert
Granon Altair CF
Liberazul Épitières
Linieux en Onyx
Ounoukal Aminey CA
Planneige
Roufortois

Konrenimengiu Mayara & Wesetrioren/Korrenimunnu Mayara & Wesetrior/Conference of Mayara & West Strand Riding
Gakhithrau Dhikodhra
Mayara Soccer Guild
Mayara Zunemak
Myaranowra
Pride of Eaglebury
Sathtonoru Kaptu
Sauzjaregaun Saulrag
Sobdorlugin Komtherod
Tarrashall Pride
Tepkusoren Opkohme
Tokponen Rildhemau
Tuzmanjuth Jithaugom


Academy Divisions

The Academy Divisions are new. They are comprised of teams who take on the largest talents between the ages of 12-20, and nurture them if they cannot find a (semi-)professional team or a University team. In due time, the Academies are expected to grow stronger than University teams. For now, though, this division will be for the taking by any team that has found even the smallest advantage.

Division A: East
Aerawa Academy FC
Alara Academy
Arakura Revelation
Katashi Rossoscuro
Straudum Sportacademie
Ysbeer Voetbalschool

Division B: North
Alpha Académie Malagnanaise
Étouillle Football Académie
Het Vlaggenschip
Mayara Mezkuloren Academy
Rozenvoordse Academie
Senoren Soccer Academy

Division C: South
Academica Ferroventense
Berkton FC
Dayfade Soccer Academy
Gaulthisoru Royals
Idyllwild Academy
Joaqueras Academica de Futbol

Division D: West
Clwb Peldred Peredwr
Grainshire Academy
Greencaster FC
Greencaster Marine Academy
Weyarra Sunrise
Wright United Academy


University Divisions

The University Divisions are rearranged, providing geographically closer matches, and increasing the team that can be spent on academics.

Division A: North & East
Aevanna Ecologiske Universitet
Furune Geijutsu Daigaku
Katashi Keizai Daigaku
Katashi Yoshima Daigaku
Nordorenfjolluniversitet
Schemerdrechtuniversiteit
Sudaefjolluniversitet
Technische Universiteit Sterrenwolde

Division B: Central & South
National University of Willowbourne
Santa Teresa Naval Academy
Uni of A&E of Grainand Leeshire
Universidade de Finisterre
Université de la Côte Austral
Université des Arts d'Aminey
Willowbourne Institute of Humanities
Willowbourne Technological Academy

Division C: Central & West
Economical Institute of Amandine
Gehrenna National University
Greencaster Business University
Greencaster Technical University
Maethoru National University
Surbourneshire Technical University
University of Mawryshire
West Strand Riding University
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Soccer - Season 31
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Season - Autumn


Round 1
ImageMaynard AFC 1–2 ImageAminey CS
ImageTanques AOÉ 1–0 ImageBranvón CD
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 1–0 ImageBruncester United AFC
ImageMaethoru SC 0–0 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
ImageAdvance Alara 0–1 ImageStraudum
ImageMiradela GD 3–0 ImageCirelbourne United

Round 2
ImageAminey CS 2–0 ImageCirelbourne United
ImageStraudum 0–1 ImageMiradela GD
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 2–3 ImageAdvance Alara
ImageBruncester United AFC 2–0 ImageMaethoru SC
ImageBranvón CD 0–1 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
ImageMaynard AFC 4–3 ImageTanques AOÉ

Round 3
ImageTanques AOÉ 2–2 ImageAminey CS
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 1–1 ImageMaynard AFC
ImageMaethoru SC 0–1 ImageBranvón CD
ImageAdvance Alara 0–1 ImageBruncester United AFC
ImageMiradela GD 1–0 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
ImageCirelbourne United 0–0 ImageStraudum

Round 4
ImageAminey CS 3–0 ImageStraudum
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 2–0 ImageCirelbourne United
ImageBruncester United AFC 0–0 ImageMiradela GD
ImageBranvón CD 2–3 ImageAdvance Alara
ImageMaynard AFC 0–2 ImageMaethoru SC
ImageTanques AOÉ 2–0 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu

Round 5
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 0–3 ImageAminey CS
ImageMaethoru SC 7–1 ImageTanques AOÉ
ImageAdvance Alara 1–0 ImageMaynard AFC
ImageMiradela GD 1–1 ImageBranvón CD
ImageCirelbourne United 0–0 ImageBruncester United AFC
ImageStraudum 0–0 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV

Round 6
ImageAminey CS 0–1 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
ImageBruncester United AFC 1–0 ImageStraudum
ImageBranvón CD 1–1 ImageCirelbourne United
ImageMaynard AFC 1–1 ImageMiradela GD
ImageTanques AOÉ 3–0 ImageAdvance Alara
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 2–1 ImageMaethoru SC

Round 7
ImageMaethoru SC 1–3 ImageAminey CS
ImageAdvance Alara 0–1 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
ImageMiradela GD 0–1 ImageTanques AOÉ
ImageCirelbourne United 0–0 ImageMaynard AFC
ImageStraudum 0–1 ImageBranvón CD
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 0–1 ImageBruncester United AFC

Round 8
ImageAminey CS 0–0 ImageBruncester United AFC
ImageBranvón CD 0–0 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
ImageMaynard AFC 0–1 ImageStraudum
ImageTanques AOÉ 0–1 ImageCirelbourne United
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 2–1 ImageMiradela GD
ImageMaethoru SC 1–3 ImageAdvance Alara

Round 9
ImageAdvance Alara 1–1 ImageAminey CS
ImageMiradela GD 2–4 ImageMaethoru SC
ImageCirelbourne United 1–0 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
ImageStraudum 3–1 ImageTanques AOÉ
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 1–0 ImageMaynard AFC
ImageBruncester United AFC 0–1 ImageBranvón CD

Round 10
ImageAminey CS 0–0 ImageBranvón CD
ImageMaynard AFC 1–0 ImageBruncester United AFC
ImageTanques AOÉ 0–4 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 1–0 ImageStraudum
ImageMaethoru SC 1–0 ImageCirelbourne United
ImageAdvance Alara 3–0 ImageMiradela GD


Contenders and pretenders take shape in the first ten rounds. Twelve more rounds, and we know the top 6 teams that go to the Championship Group and the bottom six, which will play in the Challenge Group. Just based off the table, we see that ImageAminey CS and ImageKatashi-Kanatsu have a great start, the Cote Austral team refusing to lose and the Yoshiman outfit a little more volatile but winning far more often than losing. All in all, things are extremely close with the top and bottom teams just 10 points apart. ImageMaynard AFC aren't the pushovers they've long been, and even though they're still at the bottom, they're well within reach to not linger at 12th for the entire season.

Starting with the league leaders, ImageAminey CS are getting a little more than they've bargained for. A great defence is holding back every opponent, losing their sole loss to ImageSchemerdrecht SVV in round 6. Since then, they've drawn three times. The fire from the first month-and-a-half seems to fade a little. Realistically, they could have been on eight or nine wins with a comfortable lead and a great chance to get their first modern era title. A smaller regret would be the tie against ImageTanques AOÉ, allowing two of their six goals against. Erisia and Carbonneau did score beautiful goals, but even two-nil ahead wasn't enough against a poor ImageTanques AOÉ side. Last year's darlings fought back in the final fifteen minutes via goals from Nephara's Helzinger and Duchemin. ImageAminey CS is getting shut out more often than not in recent weeks, the strikers well defended and the trio of Carbonneau, Checkered Flag, and Didier failing to provide clever passes forward.

ImageKatashi-Kanatsu is completing a multi-year build that has now culminated to a provisional second place. It's all not looking the way they wanted: they expected attacking, open football, and they're getting a team that somehow gets three points a lot, but nobody really knows how they did that. Pundits have remarked for weeks that this isn't the look of a championship team - but once this team gets rolling, they'll look back on the first 10 rounds and they'll be happy that they got these points somehow. Their biggest setbacks came in rounds 4 and 5, losing back to back against ImageTanques AOÉ and ImageAminey CS - the Cote Australiennes. Conceding goals by Delaplace and Ulysse first, then running into a trio of scoring defenders as ImageAminey CS' Deschanel, Mirzadeh, and Compton all headed home set pieces.

ImageAdvance Alara are enjoying the rivalry with ImageKatashi-Kanatsu as they are both set for decent finishes. ImageAdvance Alara are scoring often, conceding often, basically as predicted. Tsuchida is provisionally the league's top scorer, striking from short distance a few times for easy goals, having scored 7 of Alara's 14 goals. It's all a bit shaky, and the team really didn't look good early on. In the last few rounds, they've won 3-1 and 3-0 over ImageMaethoru SC and ImageMiradela GD - but pouncing on worse teams is valuable too. In those games, Tsuchida scored three times, the other goals shared by Murakami (twice), and Shiba.

ImageSchemerdrecht SVV will need to look for ways to convert close losses into draws. Conceding late goals is their staple, but honestly this team looks further into their journey than the Yoshiman duo above them. Scoring often, not conceding, Goossen looking great, Langenhof and Apple Crumble looking solid, though a few misses by the latter has led to aforementioned late goals. Concentration is key. Siebelt is on a hot streak, scoring three goals in the last two games.

ImageBruncester United AFC are running a shutdown organisation and the locals are loving it. Attracting goalie Wakasugi, rightback Aiamara and centreback Noordburg were three genius moves that are paying off already. All they need to do is start winning - which hinges on scoring. Gregory and Brisley are more than capable to set up good chances, but Nethersole and Muggeridge are horrible when it comes to finishing. They will have to find a real striker in their lower teams at some point, because these two are not cutting it so far.

ImageMaethoru SC is the final team in the top six for now, not exactly projected to be so far up... but it's ImageMaethoru SC so you know they will find a way to compete. They highest scoring team so far, the team has recognised its strengths and weaknesses and they are doing everything to exploit whatever it can. The craftiest team in the league (as they have been for decades) took a tiny defence, put a massive midfield in place, and play some of the most unpredictable football out there. It all culminated in a 7-1 home win over ImageTanques AOÉ, with goals by Marrable, Eleveld, Lalaseringun, Ensaunden, Eleveld again, just in the first 35 minutes. There's not much in this team in terms of defence or attack, but they've taken ImageTanques AOÉ midfield tactic from last year and actually made it work. Marrable, Amawai, Eleveld, Janoreirinthen and Lalaseringun are by far the league's best midfield now, and they can score!

Now we're getting to the bottom six. ImageBranvón CD had hoped to be in the top six right now, but they're just a point off so it's no big deal. Three losses in the first four rounds and then not losing since could set them up for better results in the future. Further down, it's all as expected: last year's championship contenders ImageTanques AOÉ and ImageMiradela GD - for the latter especially, it's a horrible year. They knew not to set their sights as high as last year, but 1st to 9th is a bit more than they had feared. Still, everything is extremely close together so who knows?

Top League                                 Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 ImageAminey CS 10 5 4 1 16 6 +10 19
2 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 10 6 1 3 9 9 0 19
3 ImageAdvance Alara 10 5 1 4 14 12 +2 16
4 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 10 4 3 3 10 5 +5 15
5 ImageBruncester United AFC 10 4 3 3 5 3 +2 15
6 ImageMaethoru SC 10 4 1 5 17 14 +3 13
7 ImageBranvón CD 10 3 4 3 7 7 0 13
8 ImageTanques AOÉ 10 4 1 5 14 21 −7 13
9 ImageMiradela GD 10 3 3 4 10 12 −2 12
10 ImageStraudum 10 3 2 5 5 8 −3 11
11 ImageCirelbourne United 10 2 4 4 3 9 −6 10
12 ImageMaynard AFC 10 2 3 5 8 12 −4 9


Things are only moderately clearer in the second division. ImageArboren FC are the most complete team so far, not conceding, not losing, and unlike many Top League teams, they can actually score and close out games! At the bottom, it looks like ImageLaringen AFC and ImageLeeshire United's fates are sealed already, doomed to relegate. As it looks, ImageLaringen AFC will go to the 3rd division North, and ImageLeeshire United will go to 3rd division North. The teams with powerful home advantages are all over the league, from ImageArboren FC, to ImageMawrystwyth and ImageTeragaseki, but it's clear that their geography is absolutely helping them in the top six.

2nd Div                                    Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 ImageArboren FC 11 7 3 1 18 6 +12 24
2 ImageGehrenna FC 11 6 2 3 16 12 +4 20
3 ImageMawrystwyth 11 6 2 3 9 12 −3 20
4 ImageWSR AFC 11 5 4 2 9 5 +4 19
5 ImageAmbergate City 11 5 2 4 14 12 +2 17
6 ImageTeragaseki 11 4 4 3 12 12 0 16
7 ImageZinchester Town 11 4 2 5 12 14 −2 14
8 ImageCouziers-Olympiques 11 3 4 4 7 11 −4 13
9 ImageHuthwich & Iduloren FC 11 3 3 5 16 13 +3 12
10 ImageCastelo e Calvente CS 11 3 3 5 6 8 −2 12
11 ImageLaringen AFC 11 1 5 5 7 13 −6 8
12 ImageLeeshire United 11 2 0 9 4 12 −8 6


The third division's largest stadium, the Sky Paradise Field of Aviansola Eden, is only barely helping them out. There aren't many big gaps in the Southern division yet, but Brighthaven Town are the best so far. A little unluckier, but probably the better team are Strongfair. In the North, no club has been allowed to build up a lead yet, but Oai Unifié, Nyashawill, and Dartha have gotten themselves a little promotion pocket. The most striking thing is April Bassin FC's horrible start, winless, and on a 10-point deficit already.

3rd Div South                              Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Brighthaven Town 11 7 2 2 14 9 +5 23
2 Strongfair 11 6 3 2 15 8 +7 21
3 Llandy FC 11 6 1 4 9 5 +4 19
4 Anarcourt CF 11 5 2 4 14 10 +4 17
5 Sydberg 11 5 1 5 12 11 +1 16
6 Aviansola Eden 11 4 3 4 8 8 0 15
7 Argyle Tuesday 11 4 2 5 11 10 +1 14
8 Limecroft & Abyss FC 11 4 2 5 12 14 −2 14
9 Coloruna 11 3 4 4 12 14 −2 13
10 Otavura 11 4 1 6 10 14 −4 13
11 Grainshire United 11 3 2 6 9 12 −3 11
12 Vurusen 11 3 1 7 7 18 −11 10

3rd Div North Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Oai Unifié 11 5 6 0 18 7 +11 21
2 Nyashawill 11 5 5 1 10 4 +6 20
3 Dartha AFC 11 6 2 3 14 12 +2 20
4 Serevne AFC 11 4 4 3 10 8 +2 16
5 Amandine AdF 11 5 1 5 13 14 −1 16
6 Sterrenwolde FC 11 4 3 4 14 17 −3 15
7 Launott 11 3 5 3 12 11 +1 14
8 Senoren FC 11 4 2 5 14 15 −1 14
9 Rozenvoorde FC 11 4 2 5 11 14 −3 14
10 Donderen 11 4 1 6 13 14 −1 13
11 Tuinderbeek FC 11 3 4 4 8 10 −2 13
12 April Bassin FC 11 0 3 8 10 21 −11 3


Let's keep it short: Soothill have a huge lead in division A and it's hard not to picture them in the third division. Motojagava Taranchula have a similar position in division C, while the most equal division is F, reflective of the climate of the area. Densely populated and an easy, maritime climate, six points divide #1 from #12.

4th Div A                                  Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Soothill 11 9 2 0 13 3 +10 29
2 Oceanside South End 11 6 1 4 17 9 +8 19
3 Langward 11 5 3 3 11 9 +2 18
4 Penstead Clwb Peldred 11 4 5 2 9 7 +2 17
5 Cerryrhos yDhiwmydis 11 4 4 3 10 8 +2 16
6 Cirelbourne Townside 11 4 4 3 11 15 −4 16
7 Opalshire FC 11 4 3 4 8 7 +1 15
8 Feddhaw yChronws 11 4 2 5 12 14 −2 14
9 Ansonville Association 11 3 3 5 12 10 +2 12
10 Marinwood Sunday 11 2 4 5 4 9 −5 10
11 Burnet Athletic 11 1 6 4 10 15 −5 9
12 Belmore FC 11 0 3 8 3 14 −11 3

4th Div B Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Vierciennes Victory 11 6 3 2 20 9 +11 21
2 Glimmerfall Triumph 11 6 3 2 10 9 +1 21
3 Bellmare Union 11 5 5 1 10 6 +4 20
4 Ferncombe 11 6 1 4 9 7 +2 19
5 Cape Constillán 11 5 3 3 9 7 +2 18
6 Vinroux Invincibles 11 5 1 5 15 11 +4 16
7 Chagança Central 11 4 3 4 8 14 −6 15
8 Cresthill Ebony FC 11 3 5 3 13 10 +3 14
9 Blanrasco Borealis 11 3 2 6 10 12 −2 11
10 Club Valeloma 11 3 2 6 8 10 −2 11
11 Norille Orion 11 1 4 6 5 11 −6 7
12 Chamiers 11 1 4 6 4 15 −11 7

4th Div C Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Motojagava Taranchula 11 9 1 1 12 3 +9 28
2 Shinsen Sunrise 11 6 3 2 11 7 +4 21
3 Morivate Lava 11 6 2 3 14 7 +7 20
4 Fukushira Guerilla 11 5 4 2 14 8 +6 19
5 Yonenomura 11 4 3 4 11 10 +1 15
6 Odahayashi Revolution 11 4 3 4 13 13 0 15
7 Enkumo Diamond 11 4 2 5 12 14 −2 14
8 Nitoya 11 3 2 6 7 13 −6 11
9 Chikuno Hakuba 11 2 4 5 11 12 −1 10
10 Katashi Azula 11 2 4 5 6 10 −4 10
11 Echizen 11 3 1 7 9 14 −5 10
12 Shimohavi 11 2 3 6 7 16 −9 9

4th Div D Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Linderivier AFC 11 7 3 1 17 8 +9 24
2 SC Sokrona 11 6 2 3 16 11 +5 20
3 Shinsen VV 11 6 2 3 17 14 +3 20
4 Grimhof VV 11 5 2 4 14 9 +5 17
5 MEZWO-VEDC Lamau 11 5 2 4 12 10 +2 17
6 Egevea 11 4 3 4 18 16 +2 15
Vleugelberg 11 4 3 4 13 11 +2 15
8 Turnaarde FC 11 4 2 5 9 11 −2 14
9 Honingsweg 11 4 2 5 9 18 −9 14
10 Kerkhaven-Rommefort-Combinatie 11 3 3 5 10 13 −3 12
11 Ossendal 11 2 2 7 7 14 −7 8
12 Aerellen Honoa SC 11 2 2 7 11 18 −7 8

4th Div E Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Ounoukal Aminey CA 11 7 3 1 15 8 +7 24
2 Aminey Avalanche 11 6 3 2 15 7 +8 21
3 Cygne de Dentillon 11 5 3 3 17 12 +5 18
4 Planneige 11 5 3 3 12 10 +2 18
5 Biney CF 11 6 0 5 8 6 +2 18
6 Foot Soibourgoise en Vert 11 5 3 3 8 14 −6 18
7 Roufortois 11 3 6 2 18 11 +7 15
8 Liberazul Épitières 11 4 1 6 10 10 0 13
9 Granon Altair CF 11 3 2 6 8 15 −7 11
10 Diessy CdF 11 2 4 5 7 10 −3 10
11 Amillon CdF 11 1 4 6 6 12 −6 7
12 Linieux en Onyx 11 1 4 6 6 15 −9 7

4th Div F Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Mayara Soccer Guild 11 5 3 3 10 8 +2 18
2 Myaranowra 11 5 2 4 13 10 +3 17
3 Tokponen Rildhemau 11 4 4 3 15 11 +4 16
4 Tarrashall Pride 11 4 4 3 8 5 +3 16
5 Sathtonoru Kaptu 11 4 3 4 12 13 −1 15
6 Tuzmanjuth Jithaugom 11 3 5 3 10 7 +3 14
7 Pride of Eaglebury 11 4 2 5 11 12 −1 14
8 Mayara Zunemak 11 3 5 3 8 10 −2 14
9 Tepkusoren Opkohme 11 2 7 2 8 9 −1 13
10 Sauzjaregaun Saulrag 11 2 6 3 10 10 0 12
11 Gakhithrau Dhikodhra 11 3 3 5 6 11 −5 12
12 Sobdorlugin Komtherod 11 2 6 3 7 12 −5 12


The University teams are playing a shorter season, allowing all players to focus on academics a little more. Complaints have rolled in from deans nationwide, and now that players have an alternative, joining one of the Academies further below, the University schedule has been dialed back a little. Everyone is looking for Willowbourne Technical, two-time consecutive IUCC winners, to see if they can go back to that tournament (they will, as automatic qualifiers) and if they can repeat the feat again. There aren't any teams really jumping above and beyond, but there are teams that have nothing to win: Katashi Yoshima, Furune Geijutsu, and Greencaster Technical.

University Northeast                       Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Aevanna Ecologiske Universitet 7 4 1 2 10 9 +1 13
2 Katashi Keizai Daigaku 7 3 3 1 9 5 +4 12
3 Nordorenfjolluniversitet 7 3 3 1 8 5 +3 12
4 Sudaefjolluniversitet 7 4 0 3 8 8 0 12
5 Schemerdrechtuniversiteit 7 2 4 1 7 5 +2 10
6 Technische Universiteit Sterrenwolde 7 2 2 3 7 9 −2 8
7 Furune Geijutsu Daigaku 7 1 2 4 11 13 −2 5
8 Katashi Yoshima Daigaku 7 1 1 5 4 10 −6 4

University South-Central Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Uni of A&E of Grain- and Leeshire 7 4 2 1 10 7 +3 14
2 Universidade de Finisterre 7 3 2 2 8 6 +2 11
Université de la Côte Austral 7 3 2 2 9 7 +2 11
4 Willowbourne Technological Academy 7 3 1 3 4 5 −1 10
5 Santa Teresa Naval Academy 7 2 3 2 5 4 +1 9
6 National University of Willowbourne 7 2 2 3 4 5 −1 8
7 Université des Arts d'Aminey 7 2 1 4 8 9 −1 7
8 Willowbourne Institute of Humanities 7 2 1 4 4 9 −5 7

University West-Central Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Economical Institute of Amandine 7 4 0 3 8 6 +2 12
2 Mawrystwyth 7 3 2 2 9 9 0 11
3 Greencaster Business University 7 3 2 2 9 10 −1 11
4 Maethoru National University 7 2 4 1 6 3 +3 10
5 Gehrenna National University 7 3 1 3 6 5 +1 10
6 West Strand Riding University 7 3 1 3 7 8 −1 10
7 University of Mawryshire 7 2 2 3 5 4 +1 8
8 Greencaster Technical University 7 1 2 4 6 11 −5 5


A new invention to prepare players for a career in football, the KFA has created academies in 24 players. Playing short seasons and focusing on technique and tactics more than on playing competitively, quality so far is dodgy but steadily increasing. ImageStraudum Sportacademie and Greencaster FC are the best so far, and there are two teams have really not learned anything since the start: Alara Academy and Greencaster Marine.

Academy East                               Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Straudum Sportacademie 8 4 4 0 11 5 +6 16
2 Katashi Rossoscuro 7 3 3 1 6 5 +1 12
3 Ysbeer Voetbalschool 5 2 2 1 6 5 +1 8
4 Arakura Revelation 7 1 3 3 6 8 −2 6
5 Aerawa Academy FC 6 1 1 4 4 8 −4 4
6 Alara Academy 5 0 3 2 1 3 −2 3

Academy North Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Mayara Mezkuloren Academy 7 3 4 0 10 6 +4 13
2 Het Vlaggenschip 5 3 2 0 4 1 +3 11
3 Senoren Soccer Academy 7 2 3 2 7 7 0 9
4 Étouillle Football Académie 8 2 1 5 5 9 −4 7
5 Rozenvoordse Academie 5 1 2 2 6 7 −1 5
6 Alpha Académie Malagnanaise 6 1 2 3 5 7 −2 5

Academy South Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Academica Ferroventense 8 4 0 4 6 7 −1 12
2 Dayfade Soccer Academy 7 3 2 2 12 8 +4 11
3 Berkton FC 6 3 1 2 11 9 +2 10
4 Joaqueras Academica de Futbol 5 2 1 2 3 3 0 7
5 Gaulthisoru Royals 7 1 4 2 5 7 −2 7
6 Idyllwild Academy 5 1 2 2 4 7 −3 5

Academy West Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Greencaster FC 7 5 0 2 11 3 +8 15
2 Weyarra Sunrise 6 3 2 1 4 4 0 11
3 Clwb Peldred Peredwr 5 3 1 1 6 3 +3 10
4 Grainshire Academy 5 2 2 1 6 4 +2 8
5 Wright United Academy 7 2 1 4 9 11 −2 7
6 Greencaster Marine Academy 8 0 2 6 2 13 −11 2
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Soccer - Season 31
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Season - Winter


Round 11
ImageMiradela GD 1–1 ImageAminey CS
ImageCirelbourne United 1–2 ImageAdvance Alara
ImageStraudum 0–1 ImageMaethoru SC
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 1–1 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
ImageBruncester United AFC 0–1 ImageTanques AOÉ
ImageBranvón CD 1–0 ImageMaynard AFC

Round 12
ImageAminey CS 2–0 ImageMaynard AFC
ImageBranvón CD 0–1 ImageTanques AOÉ
ImageBruncester United AFC 0–1 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 3–0 ImageMaethoru SC
ImageStraudum 0–2 ImageAdvance Alara
ImageCirelbourne United 2–1 ImageMiradela GD

Round 13
ImageCirelbourne United 1–0 ImageAminey CS
ImageMiradela GD 1–1 ImageStraudum
ImageAdvance Alara 1–1 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
ImageMaethoru SC 1–0 ImageBruncester United AFC
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 1–1 ImageBranvón CD
ImageTanques AOÉ 0–1 ImageMaynard AFC

Round 14
ImageAminey CS 1–1 ImageTanques AOÉ
ImageMaynard AFC 1–1 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
ImageBranvón CD 3–0 ImageMaethoru SC
ImageBruncester United AFC 1–3 ImageAdvance Alara
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 1–2 ImageMiradela GD
ImageStraudum 0–1 ImageCirelbourne United

Round 15
ImageStraudum 1–0 ImageAminey CS
ImageCirelbourne United 1–0 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
ImageMiradela GD 3–1 ImageBruncester United AFC
ImageAdvance Alara 0–1 ImageBranvón CD
ImageMaethoru SC 0–0 ImageMaynard AFC
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 0–3 ImageTanques AOÉ

Round 16
ImageAminey CS 2–0 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
ImageTanques AOÉ 2–0 ImageMaethoru SC
ImageMaynard AFC 1–0 ImageAdvance Alara
ImageBranvón CD 1–1 ImageMiradela GD
ImageBruncester United AFC 1–0 ImageCirelbourne United
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 0–1 ImageStraudum

Round 17
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 1–0 ImageAminey CS
ImageStraudum 1–0 ImageBruncester United AFC
ImageCirelbourne United 0–1 ImageBranvón CD
ImageMiradela GD 1–0 ImageMaynard AFC
ImageAdvance Alara 1–4 ImageTanques AOÉ
ImageMaethoru SC 2–0 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu

Round 18
ImageAminey CS 0–1 ImageMaethoru SC
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 0–1 ImageAdvance Alara
ImageTanques AOÉ 4–1 ImageMiradela GD
ImageMaynard AFC 0–0 ImageCirelbourne United
ImageBranvón CD 0–1 ImageStraudum
ImageBruncester United AFC 0–0 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV

Round 19
ImageBruncester United AFC 1–1 ImageAminey CS
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 1–0 ImageBranvón CD
ImageStraudum 0–0 ImageMaynard AFC
ImageCirelbourne United 2–4 ImageTanques AOÉ
ImageMiradela GD 0–0 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
ImageAdvance Alara 1–1 ImageMaethoru SC

Round 20
ImageAminey CS 0–1 ImageAdvance Alara
ImageMaethoru SC 1–2 ImageMiradela GD
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 1–1 ImageCirelbourne United
ImageTanques AOÉ 0–0 ImageStraudum
ImageMaynard AFC 3–1 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
ImageBranvón CD 0–1 ImageBruncester United AFC

Round 21
ImageBranvón CD 1–0 ImageAminey CS
ImageBruncester United AFC 0–1 ImageMaynard AFC
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 1–0 ImageTanques AOÉ
ImageStraudum 1–2 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
ImageCirelbourne United 1–2 ImageMaethoru SC
ImageMiradela GD 3–3 ImageAdvance Alara

Round 22
ImageAminey CS 3–4 ImageMiradela GD
ImageAdvance Alara 1–1 ImageCirelbourne United
ImageMaethoru SC 0–1 ImageStraudum
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 1–0 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
ImageTanques AOÉ 1–0 ImageBruncester United AFC
ImageMaynard AFC 0–3 ImageBranvón CD


Winter has come! Teams will seal their fates in the coldest times of the year, and once the days grow longer, the 12 wake up to see where they belong: the Championship Group, with a chance for the title and a very real chance to play IFCF football, or the Challenge Group, where only the Vilitan Cove Invitational is at stake - and possibly even relegation in years to come. We rolled into the meteorological season with a few teams firmly in the driver's seat and a few far down the table. As a reminder: ImageAminey CS and ImageKatashi-Kanatsu were ahead of the rest, while ImageBruncester United AFC overdelivered by holding fifth. ImageMaethoru SC were in the top six as well, as they always are, while we saw a few underperformers: ImageBranvón CD, ImageTanques AOÉ, ImageMiradela GD, a trio of Challenger's Cup candidates (or more!). All the way down at 12th was ImageMaynard AFC, fighting for the right not to finish dead last for the third consecutive time.

And then, this happened.

The division between the two Groups is closer than it's ever been. Six goals separate ImageSchemerdrecht SVV's campaign from ImageMaethoru SC's, and it's the first time the all-green outfit have dropped to the lower Group. Among the title challengers, we have ImageTanques AOÉ who came from a six point deficit to a four-point lead over everyone else, from 4-1-5 to 12-3-7. What a turnaround, and definitely worthy of mention. ImageAdvance Alara, not quite with that kind of run, but up in the top for the entire year for the first time. ImageBranvón CD have somehow clinched third, the second largest turnaround after Tanques. ImageKatashi-Kanatsu, proving that attacking football falling completely flat can still win games, somehow. ImageMiradela GD, back for a third consecutive title attempt, rose to fifth from ninth! And lastly, ImageSchemerdrecht SVV, not with the great run they wanted, but it was enough and they are at the table, and that's what counts. Another team to mention are ImageAminey CS, looking so sure of themselves in first place, only to fall to the Challenge Group in 9th. This will have consequences for whoever is employed there. The coach, the managers, the players, the groundsmen. Guillotines in the streets.

Looking back at the last 12 rounds with the knowledge we now have, it seems like two fates were decided back in round 12. ImageSchemerdrecht SVV hosting ImageMaethoru SC, in the Orange Bowl, which coincidentally is the second largest stadium involved in soccer (behind ImageAminey CS' massive 70K-seater). Pressure mounted from the first second. The northerners, playing in blue and yellow, knew exactly that these kinds of matches are the difference between a role as a minnow in the Challenge Group or a shot at the Championship. Siebelt had space, kept his cool, and used his vision to launch his colleagues into all kinds of fruitful places. Robert scored the first goal, Hilberdink scored the second, 2-0 up within three minutes. It took a while before the capital-dwellers capitulated, but once they conceded one, the second fell soon enough. From defence, Heldoorn scored the third goal, placing a measured shot behind shaky Theshendan. Eleveld and Janoreirinthen, heralded as possibly the league's best midfield, couldn't do anything for Maethoru with the entire team pressured shut.

There have been a few upsets along the way, of course. Round 12 saw ImageCirelbourne United beat ImageMiradela GD at home. Not a huge advantage, the cities being about as close together as you could hope for in a national sport, but two goals by centreback Blijdenstein (his only goals of the season!) sealed a rare win for the Cirelburnians. The very next round, ImageMaynard AFC stole three points from ImageTanques AOÉ, a rare win for the former (but one that took them away from last place) and a very rare loss for the latter, the hosts, en route to first place overall! Imagine, they could've topped 40 points if they held it together that day. ImageCirelbourne United extended their winning streak by beating ImageAminey CS, who still were league leaders at the time. Foreshadowing.

Rivalries are always close, as we'd see in round 14. ImageAminey CS 1–1 ImageTanques AOÉ. The former were on their way down, recovering from a tough loss, while the latter were about to take their rivals place atop the league. And yet, in this vacuum, they were in complete equilibrium. Checkered Flag scored the first goal for the home team, in front of 70000 rabid fans, who then had to see how Duchemin refound his form as a national team striker by equalising four minutes before the end of the match.

Round 15 had what would later turn out a top game between top teams: ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 0–3 ImageTanques AOÉ. As one-sided as it was, it did stress ImageTanques AOÉ's form with two more Duchemin goals, topped off by a yLladdlog goal: he doesn't score often as the rightback, and he only wanted to cross to Duchemin for a hattrick - but the goalie was so far in front of his goal that nobody faulted him for trying to chip it in anyway. He did, the away team got a 3-0 win.

Three rivalries in Round 16. ImageBranvón CD 1–1 ImageMiradela GD, ImageBruncester United AFC 1–0 ImageCirelbourne United, ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 0–1 ImageStraudum. It's always fun to see how rivals finish close to one another in the final table. The first duo are Championship Group-bound, the second duo are cellar dwellers, and the last duo are split right down the middle. ImageStraudum got so close to spoiling their big brother's party, but ImageStraudum finished eighth while ImageSchemerdrecht SVV did stay up in the top 6.

Attacking football in its prime in the next few rounds. It's rare to find two clubs with an open playing style in this league, but if they do meet, it's usually pretty fun. ImageAdvance Alara 1–4 ImageTanques AOÉ, followed by ImageTanques AOÉ 4–1 ImageMiradela GD. It's not hard to see exactly why ImageTanques AOÉ flew up to first place, obviously. This is how you become the league's top scoring team, apparently. Duchemin netted 5 goals across 4 days, Bousquet added two goals, and Ulysse scored as well. ImageAdvance Alara's failure to score more is probably an even bigger surprise. Between Murakami, Strobos and Tsuchida, only a defensive midfielder (Tanikawa) scored. Well done on the Francophone team to only concede the one goal.

From then on, all twelve clubs cruised towards their final standings. There were some big scores, such as ImageMiradela GD 3–3 ImageAdvance Alara (the losers in those 4-1s!) as neither could decide who should score more after letting down their fans in such a big spot. They are joint second in scoring, as Murakami scored two (including one from the penalty spot) while the Lusitanophones had Vahamonde in great form, scoring once just before half time and scoring a second time to even out the score 3-3 in the 81st minute.

On the final day, all eyes were on the mid-table teams. ImageMiradela GD scored an already legendary goal taking them from 29 points to 32, in a 3-4 away victory at ImageAminey CS - which locked in Aminey to the Challenge Group. As if that weren't dramatic enough, both ImageSchemerdrecht SVV and ImageMaethoru SC failed to win against ImageKatashi-Kanatsu and ImageStraudum, respectively. ImageBranvón CD beat ImageMaynard AFC 3-0 to secure their Championship Group spot for good, but they could barely give that up. Especially with three more teams below them that really did not want to win. On round 22, there were a lot of gunshots heard around the archipelago as most bullets lodged themselves into the gunners' own feet.

Top League                                 Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 ImageTanques AOÉ 22 12 3 7 35 28 +7 39
2 ImageAdvance Alara 22 10 5 7 30 26 +4 35
3 ImageBranvón CD 22 9 6 7 19 13 +6 33
4 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 22 9 6 7 17 22 −5 33
5 ImageMiradela GD 22 8 8 6 30 30 0 32
6 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 22 8 6 8 20 15 +5 30

7 ImageMaethoru SC 22 9 3 10 26 27 −1 30
8 ImageStraudum 22 8 5 9 12 15 −3 29
9 ImageAminey CS 22 7 7 8 26 19 +7 28
10 ImageMaynard AFC 22 6 7 9 15 21 −6 25
11 ImageCirelbourne United 22 6 7 9 14 22 −8 25
12 ImageBruncester United AFC 22 6 5 11 10 16 −6 23


While the Top League is at a crossroads where the 12 teams are divided into a Championship Group and a Challenge Group, the second division and every level below that stays in one big table where each team will play each other team one last time. At two thirds into the season, we see that a few teams have maintained their autumn form: ImageArboren FC have simply extended their lead from four points to eight, and ImageGehrenna FC have held on to a tiny lead over the rest of the competition. Other teams have been very consistent as well, for a very different reason: ImageLeeshire United were two points behind the rest, and now they are lagging five points behind ImageZinchester Town (who have dropped down from mid-table). ImageLaringen AFC have escaped 11th but have traded it in for 10th, which is good enough to escape relegation altogether! ImageWSR AFC are also commendable for keeping up with the top few teams, and from them all the way to ImageMawrystwyth in 9th, there aren't a lot of differences.

2nd Div                                    Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 ImageArboren FC 22 14 4 4 41 15 +26 46
2 ImageGehrenna FC 22 12 2 8 28 22 +6 38
3 ImageCastelo e Calvente CS 22 10 5 7 20 15 +5 35
4 ImageWSR AFC 22 9 7 6 20 18 +2 34
5 ImageHuthwich & Iduloren FC 22 9 6 7 31 22 +9 33
6 ImageTeragaseki 22 8 8 6 18 20 −2 32
7 ImageCouziers-Olympiques 22 8 6 8 24 26 −2 30
8 ImageAmbergate City 22 8 5 9 24 25 −1 29
9 ImageMawrystwyth 22 8 5 9 16 28 −12 29
10 ImageLaringen AFC 22 4 9 9 17 22 −5 21
11 ImageZinchester Town 22 5 6 11 15 31 −16 21
12 ImageLeeshire United 22 5 1 16 17 27 −10 16


The champions of each third division will take the places of the eleventh and twelfth teams in the second division. Much riskier is staying at 10th or below: given there are six conferences in the level below, the three lowest ranked teams in the third division will go down. In the South, there is a healthy competition to escape relegation, though the exact teams have stayed the same. Vurusen, Otavura, and Grainshire United were the three back at the end of autumn, and rounding out winter they are still down there. Limecroft & Abyss FC are not safe by a long shot, and neither are Anarcourt CF. Up top, Strongfair have overtaken Brighthaven Town to take a slim lead, but you could say that there are teams in the South that are in relegation danger as well as promotion limbo.

The North has shifted a little more, with April Bassin FC still far down. Launott and Rozenvoorde FC have dropped down from mid-table. Oai Unifié, Nyashawill, and Dartha AFC were well ahead of the rest, but all three have stopped being as invincible as they were. Serevne AFC are now atop the North with probably the biggest home advantage of all teams, freezing cold winters and a big distance away from the rest, even if this conference only holds northern teams! Could their advantage wane as the temperature rises in spring? Oai Unifié and Nyashawill are close behind them, but it still seems like there is a three-way race.

3rd Div South                              Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Strongfair 22 11 5 6 31 22 +9 38
2 Llandy FC 22 10 6 6 16 13 +3 36
3 Brighthaven Town 22 10 5 7 24 23 +1 35
4 Sydberg 22 10 4 8 23 22 +1 34
5 Coloruna 22 8 9 5 23 21 +2 33
6 Argyle Tuesday 22 9 5 8 25 19 +6 32
7 Aviansola Eden 22 7 9 6 24 20 +4 30
8 Anarcourt CF 22 8 5 9 21 19 +2 29
9 Limecroft & Abyss FC 22 7 5 10 17 22 −5 26
10 Vurusen 22 7 4 11 18 26 −8 25
11 Otavura 22 7 3 12 18 24 −6 24
12 Grainshire United 22 6 4 12 19 28 −9 22

3rd Div North Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Serevne AFC 22 11 7 4 28 18 +10 40
2 Oai Unifié 22 9 12 1 32 14 +18 39
3 Nyashawill 22 10 8 4 23 14 +9 38
4 Amandine AdF 22 10 4 8 25 24 +1 34
5 Sterrenwolde FC 22 8 8 6 25 25 0 32
6 Dartha AFC 22 8 6 8 30 30 0 30
7 Donderen 22 7 7 8 28 28 0 28
8 Tuinderbeek FC 22 7 6 9 16 21 −5 27
9 Senoren FC 22 6 7 9 24 27 −3 25
10 Launott 22 5 10 7 18 21 −3 25
11 Rozenvoorde FC 22 5 4 13 20 34 −14 19
12 April Bassin FC 22 3 7 12 18 31 −13 16


Only the conference champions receive promotion. Soothill still holds on to a lead though it has gotten a little smaller. Linderivier AFC have earned a considerable lead which will be very hard to take away going into the final 11 matchdays. All other races are healthy and close, and range from a two-horse race (Vierciennes and Glimmerfall in B) to a 4-6 team race (F: Tuzmanjuth, Eaglebury, Myaranowra, Tokponen, Sathtonoru, Mayara Zunemak)!

4th Div A                                  Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Soothill 22 13 6 3 25 15 +10 45
2 Langward 22 11 8 3 28 17 +11 41
3 Oceanside South End 22 11 4 7 31 22 +9 37
4 Cirelbourne Townside 22 9 7 6 23 23 0 34
5 Cerryrhos yDhiwmydis 22 9 6 7 21 19 +2 33
6 Penstead Clwb Peldred 22 7 8 7 16 17 −1 29
7 Feddhaw yChronws 22 8 4 10 23 25 −2 28
8 Belmore FC 22 7 5 10 14 18 −4 26
9 Opalshire FC 22 6 7 9 17 20 −3 25
10 Marinwood Sunday 22 5 7 10 17 20 −3 22
11 Ansonville Association 22 4 7 11 17 25 −8 19
12 Burnet Athletic 22 3 9 10 17 28 −11 18

4th Div B Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Vierciennes Victory 22 11 7 4 38 25 +13 40
2 Glimmerfall Triumph 22 11 6 5 23 19 +4 39
3 Blanrasco Borealis 22 9 6 7 22 18 +4 33
4 Cresthill Ebony FC 22 7 10 5 24 16 +8 31
5 Cape Constillán 22 8 7 7 22 25 −3 31
6 Ferncombe 22 9 4 9 17 21 −4 31
7 Chagança Central 22 8 7 7 19 23 −4 31
8 Bellmare Union 22 8 6 8 21 20 +1 30
9 Vinroux Invincibles 22 8 5 9 27 26 +1 29
10 Club Valeloma 22 6 5 11 22 25 −3 23
11 Norille Orion 22 5 6 11 13 21 −8 21
12 Chamiers 22 4 7 11 15 24 −9 19

4th Div C Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Motojagava Taranchula 22 11 4 7 21 16 +5 37
2 Shinsen Sunrise 22 9 9 4 23 18 +5 36
3 Morivate Lava 22 9 7 6 25 16 +9 34
4 Fukushira Guerilla 22 7 12 3 24 17 +7 33
5 Nitoya 22 9 5 8 26 22 +4 32
6 Yonenomura 22 8 7 7 20 19 +1 31
7 Enkumo Diamond 22 7 8 7 28 27 +1 29
8 Odahayashi Revolution 22 7 7 8 25 32 −7 28
9 Echizen 22 6 8 8 19 20 −1 26
10 Katashi Azula 22 5 9 8 17 22 −5 24
11 Chikuno Hakuba 22 4 8 10 18 24 −6 20
12 Shimohavi 22 3 10 9 13 26 −13 19

4th Div D Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Linderivier AFC 22 14 3 5 27 16 +11 45
2 SC Sokrona 22 11 4 7 28 21 +7 37
3 MEZWO-VEDC Lamau 22 11 4 7 26 21 +5 37
4 Turnaarde FC 22 10 5 7 27 21 +6 35
5 Grimhof VV 22 9 6 7 24 17 +7 33
6 Kerkhaven-Rommefort-Combinatie 22 9 5 8 26 23 +3 32
7 Shinsen VV 22 9 4 9 23 23 0 31
8 Egevea 22 7 7 8 32 32 0 28
9 Honingsweg 22 6 7 9 21 33 −12 25
10 Ossendal 22 7 3 12 18 27 −9 24
11 Vleugelberg 22 5 5 12 20 27 −7 20
12 Aerellen Honoa SC 22 4 7 11 21 32 −11 19

4th Div E Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Aminey Avalanche 22 11 7 4 26 16 +10 40
2 Ounoukal Aminey CA 22 11 4 7 24 24 0 37
3 Granon Altair CF 22 10 6 6 25 20 +5 36
4 Planneige 22 9 8 5 23 16 +7 35
5 Cygne de Dentillon 22 9 6 7 26 19 +7 33
6 Biney CF 22 10 3 9 21 18 +3 33
7 Foot Soibourgoise en Vert 22 8 5 9 17 26 −9 29
8 Roufortois 22 6 9 7 28 22 +6 27
9 Liberazul Épitières 22 8 3 11 17 19 −2 27
10 Diessy CdF 22 6 7 9 18 23 −5 25
11 Linieux en Onyx 22 4 8 10 12 25 −13 20
12 Amillon CdF 22 4 6 12 14 23 −9 18

4th Div F Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Tuzmanjuth Jithaugom 22 10 8 4 24 15 +9 38
2 Pride of Eaglebury 22 12 2 8 27 20 +7 38
3 Myaranowra 22 11 4 7 25 19 +6 37
4 Tokponen Rildhemau 22 10 6 6 24 16 +8 36
5 Sathtonoru Kaptu 22 9 7 6 23 22 +1 34
6 Mayara Zunemak 22 8 8 6 19 18 +1 32
7 Sauzjaregaun Saulrag 22 5 11 6 20 20 0 26
8 Tarrashall Pride 22 6 7 9 13 16 −3 25
9 Gakhithrau Dhikodhra 22 7 4 11 16 24 −8 25
10 Mayara Soccer Guild 22 6 6 10 19 23 −4 24
11 Tepkusoren Opkohme 22 4 9 9 13 19 −6 21
12 Sobdorlugin Komtherod 22 4 8 10 14 25 −11 20


Only one team really goes far and beyond the rest: the Economical Institute of Amandine. All other title races are very close, but it's hard to say if even the Amandine are safe yet. At least there are no teams that are far worse than others, though Santa Teresa Naval Academy could do well to recruit a little better in the upcoming years.

University Northeast                       Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Katashi Keizai Daigaku 14 7 5 2 18 9 +9 26
2 Aevanna Ecologiske Universitet 14 7 2 5 17 17 0 23
3 Technische Universiteit Sterrenwolde 14 6 4 4 19 17 +2 22
4 Schemerdrechtuniversiteit 14 4 6 4 12 12 0 18
5 Nordorenfjolluniversitet 14 4 6 4 12 14 −2 18
6 Sudaefjolluniversitet 14 5 2 7 13 15 −2 17
7 Furune Geijutsu Daigaku 14 3 5 6 17 19 −2 14
8 Katashi Yoshima Daigaku 14 3 4 7 10 15 −5 13

University South-Central Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Université de la Côte Austral 14 7 5 2 21 12 +9 26
2 Uni of A&E of Grain- and Leeshire 14 5 8 1 15 11 +4 23
3 Willowbourne Technological Academy 14 5 4 5 14 10 +4 19
4 Willowbourne Institute of Humanities 14 5 3 6 13 16 −3 18
5 Universidade de Finisterre 14 4 5 5 11 12 −1 17
6 Université des Arts d'Aminey 14 4 5 5 15 17 −2 17
7 National University of Willowbourne 14 5 2 7 9 13 −4 17
8 Santa Teresa Naval Academy 14 2 6 6 5 12 −7 12

University West-Central Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Economical Institute of Amandine 14 10 1 3 18 8 +10 31
2 Mawrystwyth 14 6 4 4 19 16 +3 22
3 Gehrenna National University 14 6 3 5 11 9 +2 21
4 West Strand Riding University 14 5 3 6 13 17 −4 18
5 Maethoru National University 14 3 7 4 9 9 0 16
6 University of Mawryshire 14 4 4 6 10 11 −1 16
7 Greencaster Business University 14 4 3 7 15 23 −8 15
8 Greencaster Technical University 14 3 5 6 16 18 −2 14


Then, the Academies. These are located in more rural areas, the idea being that urban folk can play for the Universities, and that all other talent that would otherwise go wasted can find a place in the Academies. As expected, the level of play these teams produce has improved weekly from the start, but it'll be a while before they can match the University teams. Some of the more interesting names behind these teams have funnily found their way into first: the Ysbeer, Het Vlaggenschip, and Clwb Peldred - with Dayfade, the list would have been complete. The number of attendees at these clubs has also increased, starting out with just some friends and family and now drawing decent crowds into the low thousand(s). Away following is sparse, obviously.

Academy East                               Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Ysbeer Voetbalschool 13 7 4 2 14 10 +4 25
2 Straudum Sportacademie 15 6 6 3 20 15 +5 24
3 Aerawa Academy FC 14 7 2 5 13 10 +3 23
4 Katashi Rossoscuro 15 5 4 6 10 12 −2 19
5 Arakura Revelation 15 2 7 6 12 16 −4 13
6 Alara Academy 14 2 5 7 6 12 −6 11

Academy North Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Het Vlaggenschip 14 7 5 2 17 8 +9 26
2 Mayara Mezkuloren Academy 15 7 4 4 18 14 +4 25
3 Rozenvoordse Academie 13 7 3 3 19 11 +8 24
4 Senoren Soccer Academy 15 5 4 6 13 16 −3 19
5 Étouillle Football Académie 15 3 3 9 11 20 −9 12
6 Alpha Académie Malagnanaise 14 3 3 8 11 20 −9 12

Academy South Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Academica Ferroventense 15 8 1 6 15 13 +2 25
2 Dayfade Soccer Academy 15 6 4 5 22 18 +4 22
3 Gaulthisoru Royals 15 5 6 4 17 15 +2 21
4 Berkton FC 14 6 2 6 19 22 −3 20
5 Joaqueras Academica de Futbol 13 5 4 4 10 6 +4 19
6 Idyllwild Academy 14 3 3 8 12 21 −9 12

Academy West Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Clwb Peldred Peredwr 14 9 2 3 16 8 +8 29
2 Greencaster FC 15 9 0 6 18 11 +7 27
3 Weyarra Sunrise 14 6 3 5 12 12 0 21
4 Wright United Academy 15 5 2 8 13 17 −4 17
5 Grainshire Academy 13 4 4 5 12 13 −1 16
6 Greencaster Marine Academy 15 2 5 8 9 19 −10 11
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Soccer - Season 31
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Season - Spring


ImageTanques AOÉ 2–0 ImageAdvance Alara
ImageMiradela GD 5–1 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
ImageBranvón CD 2–0 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu

ImageBranvón CD 1–0 ImageTanques AOÉ
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 1–3 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
ImageAdvance Alara 1–3 ImageMiradela GD

ImageTanques AOÉ 1–0 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
ImageMiradela GD 3–0 ImageBranvón CD
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 0–1 ImageAdvance Alara

ImageMiradela GD 1–1 ImageTanques AOÉ
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 0–2 ImageAdvance Alara
ImageBranvón CD 1–0 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV

ImageTanques AOÉ 0–1 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 1–2 ImageMiradela GD
ImageAdvance Alara 3–1 ImageBranvón CD

ImageMaethoru SC 1–0 ImageStraudum
ImageAminey CS 2–2 ImageMaethoru SC
ImageMaethoru SC 0–0 ImageMaynard AFC
ImageStraudum 1–0 ImageAminey CS
ImageMaynard AFC 1–0 ImageStraudum
ImageCirelbourne United 0–0 ImageMaethoru SC
ImageMaethoru SC 0–1 ImageBruncester United AFC
ImageStraudum 0–0 ImageCirelbourne United
ImageAminey CS 1–0 ImageMaynard AFC
ImageCirelbourne United 0–0 ImageAminey CS
ImageBruncester United AFC 0–1 ImageStraudum
ImageAminey CS 2–0 ImageBruncester United AFC
ImageMaynard AFC 1–0 ImageCirelbourne United
ImageBruncester United AFC 0–1 ImageMaynard AFC
ImageCirelbourne United 3–1 ImageBruncester United AFC


As the weather gets better and it's less and less of a punishment to watch your team under no cover at all. Spring is here, basically. In fact, summer is almost upon us and that means that silverware must be handed out. On top of the first 22 results for each Top League team, we get another 10 rounds played between the top six and the bottom six. ImageTanques AOÉ are going into the final few rounds as the one with everything to lose, and honestly they're not off to a great start. ImageMiradela GD have won both their titles in these final rounds, beating other contenders and winning so-called six-point games time and time again. This time around, their deficit might be too large, but they're back in postseason form with four wins and a tie. It's not going to happen, is it? They're not going to win the championship in the final few rounds again? Outside contenders are ImageAdvance Alara, good in both parts of the season so far. A great attack with a mediocre defence just shouldn't be winning games on this archipelago, but here they are. ImageBranvón CD and ImageKatashi-Kanatsu are likely not going anywhere, but they're fighting for a better seeding in the Challenge Cup - assuming ImageSchemerdrecht SVV are already out.

In the Challenge Group, named before the Globe Cup got renamed - so a rename might be coming up - ImageMaynard AFC is taking their opponents to hell and back repeatedly. Wow, it's been a very, very long time before those words were uttered. They're good right on time to escape relegation that will happen in the next season or the one after that. Meanwhile, ImageAminey CS are trying to salvage their season with players and coaches fighting for their careers. ImageStraudum and ImageMaethoru SC are in similar positions, but with more leeway for their employees. The way ImageMaethoru SC have started off in the final 10 rounds, that could change though. ImageCirelbourne United and ImageBruncester United AFC are bad as rivals at the exact same time, beating each other up to not finish last, hopefully.

The very first game in the Championship Group is the one between the top two teams. A win here is worth six points. ImageTanques AOÉ wins 2-0 at home, goals by Delaplace (just before halftime) and Ulysse (just after halftime). A ruthless showing and such an important game to win - ImageTanques AOÉ are well on their way to a championship. Meanwhile, Miradela does what it does best, which is absolutely ripping through the postseason, destroying 6th placed ImageSchemerdrecht SVV at home 5-1 (Vahamonde 2x, Vermelho, Varela, Steelshrift - Nijboer). The very next week, ImageTanques AOÉ suffered a strange loss, one in which ImageBranvón CD dug itself in, waiting for the onslaught, only to score on a counter in what feels like an unfair game - but this is Ko-oren, and only winning counts. ImageMiradela GD piles on the pressure with another win, 1-3, at ImageAdvance Alara (Tanikawa - Noya, Salomon, Magrath).

The top three all won in week three: ImageTanques AOÉ 1-0 over ImageKatashi-Kanatsu, who now have to admit they're effectively out of title contention, Branvón were put in their place in the derby, 3-0, which hurts the visitors more than dropping out of the title race. ImageAdvance Alara win 1-0 at ImageSchemerdrecht SVV to build confidence at last. Then we saw the top two square off and keeping it equal 1-1, while ImageAdvance Alara won 2-0 at ImageKatashi-Kanatsu which is their derby, the rivalry of the East, with goals by Strobos and Tsuchida, the lethal forwards as strong as ever. The final week (that is, of the first half of the postseason stage), ImageTanques AOÉ lose points again by losing at home to number six ImageSchemerdrecht SVV, all while the other candidates won. The pressure really is on ImageTanques AOÉ now.

In the Challenge Group, there was one instance of a team scoring three goals in one game. ImageCirelbourne United 3, ImageBruncester United AFC 1, the one game that should've ended 0-0. But then again, that's what a derby does. Two extremely defensive teams, and yet there's four goals on the night. For ImageCirelbourne United, Zinchester scored two and yTawdnhawch added one. The visitors only replied with a Gregory goal. The one other rivalry game was ImageAminey CS versus ImageMaethoru SC - which coincidentally is the only other game which saw over two goals scored: 2-2. ImageMaethoru SC, in green, opened the score and extended the lead within three minutes, via two Vaugrenard goals. ImageAminey CS scored twice in the final five minutes, Carbonneau and Charbonneau (two different names!). And yet, ImageMaynard AFC did best across these five games, scoring just three times but each one resulted in a 1-0 victory. Efficiency! All three goals were scored by Uleaven, as well, and these wins were celebrated like it was the IFCF Champions League knockout stage.

Championship Group                         Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 ImageMiradela GD 5 4 1 0 14 4 +10 13
2 ImageAdvance Alara 5 3 0 2 7 6 +1 9
3 ImageBranvón CD 5 3 0 2 5 6 −1 9
4 ImageTanques AOÉ 5 2 1 2 4 3 +1 7
5 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 5 1 0 4 4 8 −4 3
6 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 5 1 0 4 3 10 −7 3

Challenge Group Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 ImageMaynard AFC 5 3 1 1 3 1 +2 10
2 ImageAminey CS 5 2 2 1 5 3 +2 8
3 ImageStraudum 5 2 1 2 2 2 0 7
4 ImageCirelbourne United 5 1 3 1 3 2 +1 6
5 ImageMaethoru SC 5 1 3 1 3 3 0 6
6 ImageBruncester United AFC 5 1 0 4 2 7 −5 3


The top few teams of the second division are safe now. Going into the final month of play, four games left on the schedule, all you have to do is finish 10th or better. This currently means you need 39 points, which is achieved by the entire top seven. We for sure know that even ImageMawrystwyth will play at this level next year. The unsure teams are ImageCouziers-Olympiques, who only need a draw to give themselves one more year, and ImageTeragaseki, who need a win and even then things need to go crazy down the stretch. ImageLeeshire United somehow escaped 12th place just in time, but they need to put in a lot of work to stay north of 11th. ImageZinchester Town and ImageLaringen AFC have dwelled around the bottom for a while, but they too can escape doom. On the top end, ImageArboren FC are about to complete a monumental season, finishing first just when it does not matter yet - promotion might just be in place for next season though. For the Liga B IFCF competition, at least they'll enter in a good place.

Somehow, the most colourful teams are looking to finish in the top 5-6 of the second division. In that regard, the KFA's mission is complete: invite the most prolific and profitable semi-professional clubs and slowly turn them fully professional, and the 12 teams that were chosen have absolutely done their job and then some. A colourless, regional second level that rarely drew over 10.000 fans has turned into a fun, national event that is taken seriously by its members. From ImageGehrenna FC, the second-most colourful jerseys in the league system as capital-dwellers to the very end of the nation with ImageArboren FC, ImageCastelo e Calvente CS, and ImageWSR AFC, all three at different ends of the land, it's been a treat and a half. Here's to another season of unpredictability!

2nd Div                                    Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 ImageArboren FC 29 17 5 7 49 26 +23 56
2 ImageCastelo e Calvente CS 29 14 6 9 32 23 +9 48
3 ImageGehrenna FC 29 15 3 11 36 29 +7 48
4 ImageWSR AFC 29 13 8 8 29 23 +6 47
5 ImageHuthwich & Iduloren FC 29 12 8 9 41 31 +10 44
6 ImageAmbergate City 29 12 6 11 33 30 +3 42
7 ImageMawrystwyth 29 12 5 12 22 35 −13 41
8 ImageCouziers-Olympiques 29 10 8 11 33 33 0 38
9 ImageTeragaseki 29 9 10 10 25 30 −5 37
10 ImageLeeshire United 29 8 3 18 25 35 −10 27
11 ImageZinchester Town 29 6 9 14 21 40 −19 27
12 ImageLaringen AFC 29 5 11 13 20 31 −11 26


Only the champions will secure a spot in the second division. We can almost congratulate Nyashawill already, who will be a fantastic addition to a division where every team seems to be from the end of the earth. Any further and you'll fall off. Now we're already looking at the northern conference: the bottom three will relegate. Now that's a dogfight. April Bassin FC was doomed from the start, Rozenvoorde FC haven't been brilliant all year either, but Launott have a shot to survive. From them, all the way to 5th place, it's just a 5-point gap. Nobody is safe. Welcome to a realm where anything can happen. In the southern conference, three teams are still in serious contention for a second division spot. Brighthaven Town, Strongfair, and Llandy FC, at least one of them is from a geographical dead end. Brighthaven Town and Strongfair would be decent additions to the second division in making sure that at least some teams don't have to travel the entire length of Ko-oren for an away game. On the other side, Grainshire United and Vurusen look sure to go down. Then it's another dogfight, with anyone between 10th and 4th on a decent chance to go down. Either you're a promotion candidate, or you're a relegation candidate. Get out with the North, the South is the real hell.

3rd Div South                              Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Brighthaven Town 29 14 7 8 36 27 +9 49
2 Strongfair 29 13 8 8 35 26 +9 47
3 Llandy FC 29 13 8 8 21 18 +3 47
4 Argyle Tuesday 29 11 8 10 30 28 +2 41
5 Coloruna 29 10 11 8 26 25 +1 41
6 Sydberg 29 12 5 12 32 37 −5 41
7 Anarcourt CF 29 10 8 11 26 23 +3 38
8 Aviansola Eden 29 8 13 8 31 30 +1 37
9 Otavura 29 10 7 12 30 31 −1 37
10 Limecroft & Abyss FC 29 10 7 12 22 25 −3 37
11 Vurusen 29 9 4 16 24 32 −8 31
12 Grainshire United 29 8 6 15 24 35 −11 30

3rd Div North Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Nyashawill 29 16 8 5 31 18 +13 56
2 Serevne AFC 29 13 8 8 34 26 +8 47
3 Sterrenwolde FC 29 12 9 8 35 33 +2 45
4 Oai Unifié 29 10 13 6 38 24 +14 43
5 Donderen 29 10 9 10 38 34 +4 39
6 Amandine AdF 29 11 6 12 29 32 −3 39
7 Senoren FC 29 10 8 11 35 34 +1 38
8 Dartha AFC 29 10 8 11 32 33 −1 38
9 Tuinderbeek FC 29 9 10 10 26 32 −6 37
10 Launott 29 8 10 11 24 29 −5 34
11 Rozenvoorde FC 29 8 6 15 25 38 −13 30
12 April Bassin FC 29 5 9 15 25 39 −14 24


Champions will go up to the third level, ensuring much more travel times but also a much higher level of play. Soothill still haven't secured their berth, and it would be so cruel if they were to give it away from here on out... In the other leagues, it's a two-to-three horse race for promotion. Some teams have dropped off over time... remember Shinsen Sunrise, SC Sokrona, and pretty much everyone in department E. Tokponen Rildhemau are a surprise addition to the race in F.

4th Div A                                  Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Soothill 29 16 6 7 33 24 +9 54
2 Langward 29 13 10 6 36 29 +7 49
3 Cerryrhos yDhiwmydis 29 14 7 8 26 23 +3 49
4 Cirelbourne Townside 29 13 9 7 35 33 +2 48
5 Oceanside South End 29 13 6 10 37 29 +8 45
6 Feddhaw yChronws 29 11 5 13 30 33 −3 38
7 Opalshire FC 29 9 9 11 30 30 0 36
8 Marinwood Sunday 29 9 8 12 28 26 +2 35
9 Belmore FC 29 9 8 12 20 22 −2 35
10 Penstead Clwb Peldred 29 8 11 10 22 25 −3 35
11 Burnet Athletic 29 4 12 13 31 42 −11 24
12 Ansonville Association 29 5 9 15 24 36 −12 24

4th Div B Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Vierciennes Victory 29 14 10 5 46 32 +14 52
2 Glimmerfall Triumph 29 14 9 6 31 23 +8 51
3 Ferncombe 29 12 6 11 26 26 0 42
4 Cape Constillán 29 11 9 9 28 30 −2 42
5 Chagança Central 29 10 11 8 24 27 −3 41
6 Vinroux Invincibles 29 11 7 11 31 29 +2 40
7 Blanrasco Borealis 29 10 8 11 24 23 +1 38
8 Bellmare Union 29 9 9 11 27 29 −2 36
9 Club Valeloma 29 9 8 12 27 28 −1 35
10 Cresthill Ebony FC 29 7 13 9 26 24 +2 34
11 Chamiers 29 7 11 11 20 24 −4 32
12 Norille Orion 29 5 9 15 14 29 −15 24

4th Div C Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Fukushira Guerilla 29 13 12 4 37 23 +14 51
2 Morivate Lava 29 13 8 8 32 21 +11 47
3 Enkumo Diamond 29 12 8 9 38 34 +4 44
4 Shinsen Sunrise 29 11 10 8 28 25 +3 43
5 Motojagava Taranchula 29 13 4 12 27 26 +1 43
6 Odahayashi Revolution 29 11 9 9 34 37 −3 42
7 Yonenomura 29 11 8 10 27 26 +1 41
8 Nitoya 29 9 9 11 29 28 +1 36
9 Echizen 29 8 10 11 26 29 −3 34
10 Katashi Azula 29 6 12 11 23 31 −8 30
11 Chikuno Hakuba 29 6 11 12 24 29 −5 29
12 Shimohavi 29 5 11 13 15 31 −16 26

4th Div D Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Linderivier AFC 29 16 4 9 38 25 +13 52
2 MEZWO-VEDC Lamau 29 15 6 8 33 24 +9 51
3 Grimhof VV 29 13 7 9 34 22 +12 46
4 Turnaarde FC 29 13 7 9 38 27 +11 46
5 SC Sokrona 29 13 7 9 34 28 +6 46
6 Kerkhaven-Rommefort-Combinatie 29 12 8 9 35 30 +5 44
7 Egevea 29 10 9 10 38 35 +3 39
8 Shinsen VV 29 11 6 12 30 37 −7 39
9 Honingsweg 29 9 8 12 26 37 −11 35
10 Ossendal 29 8 6 15 24 37 −13 30
11 Aerellen Honoa SC 29 6 10 13 28 38 −10 28
12 Vleugelberg 29 6 6 17 22 40 −18 24

4th Div E Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Granon Altair CF 29 15 7 7 33 22 +11 52
2 Biney CF 29 16 3 10 34 23 +11 51
3 Ounoukal Aminey CA 29 14 6 9 30 29 +1 48
4 Aminey Avalanche 29 12 8 9 33 28 +5 44
5 Foot Soibourgoise en Vert 29 12 6 11 28 34 −6 42
6 Planneige 29 10 11 8 28 24 +4 41
7 Roufortois 29 9 11 9 36 30 +6 38
8 Cygne de Dentillon 29 10 8 11 27 26 +1 38
9 Liberazul Épitières 29 10 5 14 24 27 −3 35
10 Diessy CdF 29 9 7 13 24 30 −6 34
11 Amillon CdF 29 6 9 14 20 28 −8 27
12 Linieux en Onyx 29 6 9 14 17 33 −16 27

4th Div F Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Tuzmanjuth Jithaugom 29 14 9 6 34 20 +14 51
2 Tokponen Rildhemau 29 13 10 6 32 17 +15 49
3 Sathtonoru Kaptu 29 13 9 7 30 25 +5 48
4 Pride of Eaglebury 29 14 3 12 35 32 +3 45
5 Myaranowra 29 13 6 10 31 28 +3 45
6 Mayara Zunemak 29 10 12 7 25 22 +3 42
7 Sauzjaregaun Saulrag 29 6 15 8 25 26 −1 33
8 Mayara Soccer Guild 29 8 9 12 24 29 −5 33
9 Sobdorlugin Komtherod 29 7 11 11 23 32 −9 32
10 Gakhithrau Dhikodhra 29 8 7 14 21 34 −13 31
11 Tarrashall Pride 29 6 11 12 15 21 −6 29
12 Tepkusoren Opkohme 29 6 10 13 18 27 −9 28


The Amandine are without compare in a field with otherwise many similar teams. Willowbourne Tech can't get it done in the South-Central, so there'll be a few surprises in the IUCC. The Northeast and South-Central aren't decided yet, too. Greencaster institutions have decided to just rest at the bottom of West-Central.

University Northeast                       Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Aevanna Ecologiske Universitet 18 9 3 6 20 20 0 30
2 Katashi Keizai Daigaku 17 7 8 2 19 10 +9 29
3 Furune Geijutsu Daigaku 19 8 5 6 25 21 +4 29
4 Technische Universiteit Sterrenwolde 18 7 6 5 24 21 +3 27
5 Schemerdrechtuniversiteit 17 5 6 6 14 15 −1 21
6 Sudaefjolluniversitet 17 5 5 7 16 18 −2 20
7 Nordorenfjolluniversitet 18 4 7 7 14 19 −5 19
8 Katashi Yoshima Daigaku 20 4 6 10 12 20 −8 18

University South-Central Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Université de la Côte Austral 17 8 6 3 23 14 +9 30
2 Uni of A&E of Grain- and Leeshire 17 6 10 1 16 11 +5 28
3 National University of Willowbourne 20 8 4 8 15 18 −3 28
4 Willowbourne Technological Academy 17 6 5 6 15 11 +4 23
5 Universidade de Finisterre 18 6 5 7 16 15 +1 23
6 Université des Arts d'Aminey 18 5 7 6 17 19 −2 22
7 Willowbourne Institute of Humanities 18 5 5 8 15 21 −6 20
8 Santa Teresa Naval Academy 19 4 6 9 7 15 −8 18

University West-Central Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Economical Institute of Amandine 20 13 3 4 25 10 +15 42
2 Gehrenna National University 17 7 5 5 14 11 +3 26
3 Maethoru National University 18 5 8 5 12 10 +2 23
4 West Strand Riding University 17 6 5 6 17 18 −1 23
5 Mawrystwyth 18 6 5 7 21 25 −4 23
6 University of Mawryshire 19 5 6 8 14 16 −2 21
7 Greencaster Technical University 17 4 7 6 18 19 −1 19
8 Greencaster Business University 18 4 5 9 18 30 −12 17


Really only Greencaster FC have managed to get a decent final-third of the season in. Seeing as a lot of teams were on the cusp of winning 10 games at two-thirds of the season gone and seeing that only Greencaster FC have managed that... well, there's parity, at least.

Academy East                               Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Straudum Sportacademie 19 7 9 3 25 17 +8 30
2 Ysbeer Voetbalschool 15 8 4 3 15 11 +4 28
3 Aerawa Academy FC 17 8 3 6 19 16 +3 27
4 Katashi Rossoscuro 18 5 5 8 13 19 −6 20
5 Arakura Revelation 17 2 9 6 12 16 −4 15
6 Alara Academy 16 3 6 7 7 12 −5 15

Academy North Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Mayara Mezkuloren Academy 18 8 4 6 25 25 0 28
2 Rozenvoordse Academie 15 8 3 4 21 13 +8 27
3 Het Vlaggenschip 16 7 6 3 17 9 +8 27
4 Senoren Soccer Academy 17 6 4 7 15 17 −2 22
5 Étouillle Football Académie 19 6 4 9 23 26 −3 22
6 Alpha Académie Malagnanaise 17 4 3 10 15 26 −11 15

Academy South Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Berkton FC 17 9 2 6 23 22 +1 29
2 Academica Ferroventense 19 9 2 8 17 17 0 29
3 Dayfade Soccer Academy 18 7 4 7 24 21 +3 25
4 Gaulthisoru Royals 17 6 6 5 19 17 +2 24
5 Joaqueras Academica de Futbol 15 5 4 6 12 10 +2 19
6 Idyllwild Academy 16 4 4 8 15 23 −8 16

Academy West Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Greencaster FC 18 12 0 6 25 13 +12 36
2 Clwb Peldred Peredwr 16 9 3 4 16 11 +5 30
3 Weyarra Sunrise 17 7 3 7 15 19 −4 24
4 Grainshire Academy 15 5 5 5 17 15 +2 20
5 Wright United Academy 17 5 3 9 14 20 −6 18
6 Greencaster Marine Academy 19 3 6 10 13 22 −9 15
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Postby Ko-oren » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:36 pm

Soccer - Season 31
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Season - End


ImageAdvance Alara 0–3 ImageTanques AOÉ
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 2–5 ImageMiradela GD
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 2–3 ImageBranvón CD

ImageTanques AOÉ 3–2 ImageBranvón CD
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 1–0 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
ImageMiradela GD 0–5 ImageAdvance Alara

ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 1–2 ImageTanques AOÉ
ImageBranvón CD 1–1 ImageMiradela GD
ImageAdvance Alara 2–2 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV

ImageTanques AOÉ 1–0 ImageMiradela GD
ImageAdvance Alara 1–1 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 1–2 ImageBranvón CD

ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 5–0 ImageTanques AOÉ
ImageMiradela GD 3–1 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
ImageBranvón CD 0–1 ImageAdvance Alara

ImageStraudum 1–0 ImageMaethoru SC
ImageAminey CS 1–0 ImageStraudum
ImageMaynard AFC 0–1 ImageMaethoru SC
ImageAminey CS 1–0 ImageStraudum
ImageStraudum 0–2 ImageMaynard AFC
ImageMaethoru SC 0–0 ImageCirelbourne United
ImageBruncester United AFC 0–1 ImageMaethoru SC
ImageCirelbourne United 1–0 ImageStraudum
ImageMaynard AFC 1–1 ImageAminey CS
ImageAminey CS 1–0 ImageCirelbourne United
ImageStraudum 1–0 ImageBruncester United AFC
ImageBruncester United AFC 1–0 ImageAminey CS
ImageCirelbourne United 1–2 ImageMaynard AFC
ImageMaynard AFC 0–1 ImageBruncester United AFC
ImageBruncester United AFC 1–0 ImageCirelbourne United


Team of the Year:
GK Barre Goossen (24) - ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
RB Hikomoto Mizuno (21) - ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
CB Kialja Monurga (23) - ImageMaethoru SC
CB Amber Steelshrift ^NPH (31) - ImageMiradela GD
LB Seffewr ySaellhon (24) - ImageBranvón CD
RM Samuel Ulysse (27) - ImageTanques AOÉ
CM Tabitha Helzinger^NPH (22) - ImageTanques AOÉ
LM Basil Vahamonde (35) - ImageMiradela GD
AM Basti Bousquet (18) - ImageTanques AOÉ
SS Ado Strobos (21) - ImageAdvance Alara
ST Tsuki Tsuchida (32) - ImageAdvance Alara

Notable Retirements:
RB Exidio Varela (36) - ImageMiradela GD
ST Menne Melenberg (36) - ImageStraudum
RF Carlinhos Queiros (35) - ImageAminey CS
SS Jemme Delaplace (34) - ImageTanques AOÉ
DM Henry Denis (36) - ImageAminey CS
DM Joche Berendsen (35) - ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
LM Raul Aponte (32) - ImageBranvón CD

Stats
Goals:
1 ST Tsuki Tsuchida (33) - ImageAdvance Alara
2 ST Antoine Duchemin (26) - ImageTanques AOÉ
3 SS Dorre Siebelt (32) - ImageSchemerdrecht SVV

Assists:
1 CM Checkered Flag ^EQS (24) - ImageAminey CS
2 CM Cherry Sonnel ^CMT (24) - ImageKatashi-Kanatsu
3 AM Jochi Murakami (24) - ImageAdvance Alara

Clean sheets:
1 GK Ekiken Uchino (31) - ImageBranvón CD
2 GK Barre Goossen (25) - ImageSchemerdrecht SVV
3 GK Gudo Neihof (23) - ImageStraudum

And so another season is in the books. 32 matches played by the Top League teams, 33 by all other teams. ImageMiradela GD have done extraordinarily well in the final 10 rounds, which is their MO anyway. Just make sure you're a contender, and when push comes to shove, just beat everyone when it counts the most. ImageAdvance Alara deserve a lot of compliments for maintaining their playing style in the face of 11 Great Walls of defences and taking it this far. ImageTanques AOÉ might have just righted the ship in time to turn their 'small' championship into a big one. And ImageBranvón CD have been in it until the end, which isn't easy either.

In the Challenge Group, ImageMaynard AFC seem to have shaken off their awful luck and preparation for once and for all. There was hype about the team for the first time in years, and they've delivered in the end. They are the champions of the Challenge Group! ImageMaethoru SC and ImageAminey CS are back to the drawing table. ImageStraudum just wants to forget about this year and focus on the talent coming through from the youth academies... and for the Anglophone teams, this season probably never happened.

Scoring in the Challenge Group was still modest. No team recorded more than two goals in a single match, and the highest scoring affair was ImageMaynard AFC's 2-1 away win at ImageCirelbourne United. All eyes were on ImageMaethoru SC, however, as the 7th team of the first 22 rounds. That means they can lose a few points here and there and still go to the Vilitan Cove Invitational, the prize for finishing atop the Challenge Group (across all 32 rounds). Every goal scored was cherished and defended to death, and only one match ended in a margin of over 1 (ImageMaynard AFC's 2-0 away win at ImageStraudum... there's a pattern here).

In the Championship Group, which is most fans' main focus anyway, things were differently. Very differently. With ImageAdvance Alara and ImageKatashi-Kanatsu in this group, as well as the firepower of ImageMiradela GD, all attacking teams were in the same group for the first time ever. And so, while 18 goals were scored in the 15 matches of the Challenge Group, the 15 fixtures of the Championship Group yielded... 51 goals. Fifty-one. There were three instances of teams scoring five goals in one match (ImageMiradela GD, ImageAdvance Alara... and ImageSchemerdrecht SVV???).

In round six, with three teams left in the race, ImageTanques AOÉ effectively erased ImageAdvance Alara from the competition by winning 3-0 away. It was Helzinger, Bousquet, and Bousquet again, three goals from close range in very messy and crowded situations. Not exactly the regal style of football ImageTanques AOÉ want to play with their accurate far range shooters, but it worked. ImageAdvance Alara's all-out attacking style finally backfired, and it did so at the worst possible time... but that was some A+ preparation by the Francophones. At the same time, ImageMiradela GD scored five at ImageSchemerdrecht SVV in a 2-5 win, Noya scoring a hattrick. Lastly, between two eliminated teams, ImageBranvón CD took massive steps towards the IFCF by winning 3-2.

Then, round seven, just as crazy with the scores, ImageMiradela GD was finally mortal. Not just that, but vulnerable. ImageAdvance Alara was now the squad to score a lot, revenge for their round six loss, this time a Tsuchida hattrick with two Odell goals added. ImageTanques AOÉ stay ahead of the green-and-gold with a 3-2 win over their rival's rivals ImageBranvón CD. ImageKatashi-Kanatsu put ImageSchemerdrecht SVV firmly in sixth with a simple 1-0 win. Not fancy, but functional.

Rounds eight and nine weren't as spectacular score-wise, but everything ended here. ImageMiradela GD dropped points in three consecutive games counting their round seven loss: a 1-1 draw at city-rivals ImageBranvón CD and then losing away at ImageTanques AOÉ in a direct challenge for the title - and the Francophones won the championship at home, beating the very team that was pressuring them so much over the last two months. This is what the Championship Group's purpose is: meaningful football only. The rest of the teams all lost points with three draws across the six matches involved.

On the last day, the title and the IFCF Champions League spot given to ImageTanques AOÉ, ImageSchemerdrecht SVV got some revenge for their awful campaign with a 5-0 win... as the most defensive team in the Group. Robert's focus was off for two months now, but here he was, completing a hattrick in just the 42nd minute. ImageTanques AOÉ had nothing to play for, though there was still an IFCF Challenge Cup spot open. At least, the seeding was. ImageMiradela GD won 3-1, scoring enough goals in the process to overtake ImageAdvance Alara on goal difference, equalised them on points, and the 90+3rd minute goal by Vahamonde should go down in club history. It didn't win them a title, but it did give them second place and a chance to prove that Ko-oren aren't complete trash internationally.

Championship Group                         Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 ImageMiradela GD 10 6 2 2 23 14 +9 20
2 ImageAdvance Alara 10 5 2 3 16 12 +4 17
3 ImageTanques AOÉ 10 5 2 3 12 11 +1 17
4 ImageBranvón CD 10 5 2 3 13 13 0 17
5 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 10 2 1 7 10 17 −7 7
6 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 10 2 1 7 13 20 −7 7

Challenge Group Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 ImageMaynard AFC 10 5 2 3 8 5 +3 17
2 ImageMaethoru SC 10 4 4 2 8 4 +4 16
3 ImageAminey CS 10 4 3 3 8 8 0 15
4 ImageStraudum 10 4 1 5 4 6 −2 13
5 ImageBruncester United AFC 10 4 0 6 5 9 −4 12
6 ImageCirelbourne United 10 2 4 4 5 6 −1 10


Combined Standings:

1 ImageTanques AOÉ       56p    Champions, IFCF CL
2 ImageMiradela GD 52p +9 IFCF CC
3 ImageAdvance Alara 52p +8 IFCF CC
4 ImageBranvón CD 50p IFCF CC

5 ImageKatashi-Kanatsu 40p
6 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV 37p

7 ImageMaethoru SC 46p Vilitan Cove Invitational
8 ImageAminey CS 43p
9 ImageMaynard AFC 42p -3
10 ImageStraudum 42p -5
11 ImageCirelbourne United 35p -9
12 ImageBruncester United AFC 35p -10


And that's it for the second division, as well. Due to the KFA's planning, all lower leagues reach their conclusions a week after the Top League does. ImageArboren FC, as expected, came away with the title. ImageGehrenna FC dropped off to the point that they won't even compete in IFCF next season: in their stead, ImageCastelo e Calvente CS have taken second place, ImageWSR AFC are third, and ImageMawrystwyth have gone through extraordinary lengths to seize fourth. At the bottom, the relegators have been in the danger zone for months, and the curtain falls for ImageLaringen AFC and ImageLeeshire United. The former will go to the third division North, the latter to the South. In their place, two new teams will rise. And they are...

2nd Div                                    Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 ImageArboren FC 33 18 7 8 51 28 +23 61 IFCF Liga B
2 ImageCastelo e Calvente CS 33 17 7 9 36 24 +12 58 IFCF Liga B
3 ImageWSR AFC 33 15 8 10 32 26 +6 53 IFCF Liga B
4 ImageMawrystwyth 33 15 5 13 28 37 −9 50 IFCF Liga B

5 ImageGehrenna FC 33 15 3 15 38 40 −2 48
6 ImageHuthwich & Iduloren FC 33 13 8 12 44 35 +9 47
7 ImageAmbergate City 33 13 8 12 34 31 +3 47
8 ImageCouziers-Olympiques 33 13 8 12 38 37 +1 47
9 ImageTeragaseki 33 10 12 11 31 34 −3 42
10 ImageZinchester Town 33 7 12 14 23 41 −18 33
11 ImageLaringen AFC 33 7 11 15 28 37 −9 32 Relegation
12 ImageLeeshire United 33 9 3 21 27 40 −13 30 Relegation


Strongfair and Nyashawill! They have done it after all! Brighthaven Town had the best position but they eventually gave it all away in an exciting three-way race for promotion. Llandy FC were late candidates, but they've done incredibly well to come this close - but they have nothing. At the bottom of the southern conference, there are three teams that drop to the fourth level. They are Limecroft & Abyss FC, Vurusen, and Grainshire United. Otavura looked in peril for a while, but they finished in a respectable sixth place. Aviansola Eden escape with the smallest of margins. Then to the northern conference: Nyashawill have had a lot in their favour and they've done everything to hold on to the lead - and in the end they are first by eight points. It wasn't exactly a tough competition there. The further north, the better, apparently. At the bottom, April Bassin FC, Rozenvoorde FC, and Tuinderbeek FC are relegated. Dartha AFC and Launott did escape that fate, when all was said and done. A very regrettable result for Intermare football indeed.

3rd Div South                              Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Strongfair 33 15 10 8 38 27 +11 55 Promotion
2 Brighthaven Town 33 15 9 9 37 29 +8 54
3 Llandy FC 33 15 9 9 25 20 +5 54
4 Argyle Tuesday 33 14 8 11 35 30 +5 50
5 Sydberg 33 14 5 14 35 39 −4 47
6 Otavura 33 13 7 13 36 34 +2 46
7 Anarcourt CF 33 11 11 11 27 23 +4 44
8 Coloruna 33 10 14 9 27 28 −1 44
9 Aviansola Eden 33 8 15 10 32 35 −3 39
10 Limecroft & Abyss FC 33 10 8 15 26 32 −6 38 Relegation
11 Vurusen 33 10 5 18 28 37 −9 35 Relegation
12 Grainshire United 33 9 7 17 27 39 −12 34 Relegation


3rd Div North Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Nyashawill 33 18 9 6 35 21 +14 63 Promotion
2 Serevne AFC 33 15 10 8 37 27 +10 55
3 Senoren FC 33 14 8 11 43 34 +9 50
4 Oai Unifié 33 12 13 8 40 30 +10 49
5 Sterrenwolde FC 33 13 9 11 36 36 0 48
6 Donderen 33 11 11 11 45 40 +5 44
7 Amandine AdF 33 12 7 14 31 35 −4 43
8 Launott 33 10 12 11 30 31 −1 42
9 Dartha AFC 33 10 11 12 37 39 −2 41
10 Tuinderbeek FC 33 10 10 13 28 37 −9 40 Relegation
11 Rozenvoorde FC 33 9 6 18 26 43 −17 33 Relegation
12 April Bassin FC 33 6 10 17 27 42 −15 28 Relegation


The six clubs that have earned a spot on the third level: Soothill, Vierciennes Victory, Fukushira Guerilla, Linderivier AFC, Biney CF, Tuzmanjuth Jithaugom. A few of these come as surprises, and a few of these have known this was coming from a mile away. For all that was possible in the last four match rounds, surprisingly little shifted at the top: only Biney CF took first place, from Granon Altair CF. Congratulations! Ansonville Association have the dubious honour of having the least amount of points on the lowest rung of the professional and semi-pro ladder.

4th Div A                                  Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Soothill 33 18 6 9 36 27 +9 60 Promotion
2 Cirelbourne Townside 33 16 9 8 43 35 +8 57
3 Cerryrhos yDhiwmydis 33 16 9 8 32 25 +7 57
4 Oceanside South End 33 16 7 10 42 30 +12 55
5 Langward 33 14 11 8 39 37 +2 53
6 Feddhaw yChronws 33 14 6 13 40 38 +2 48
7 Opalshire FC 33 10 10 13 33 35 −2 40
8 Belmore FC 33 10 9 14 23 26 −3 39
9 Marinwood Sunday 33 9 11 13 31 30 +1 38
10 Penstead Clwb Peldred 33 8 11 14 23 31 −8 35
11 Burnet Athletic 33 7 12 14 36 45 −9 33
12 Ansonville Association 33 5 9 19 27 46 −19 24

4th Div B Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Vierciennes Victory 33 17 10 6 54 38 +16 61 Promotion
2 Glimmerfall Triumph 33 16 10 7 37 26 +11 58
3 Blanrasco Borealis 33 13 8 12 31 27 +4 47
4 Ferncombe 33 13 7 13 30 32 −2 46
5 Cape Constillán 33 12 10 11 31 35 −4 46
6 Bellmare Union 33 11 10 12 32 33 −1 43
7 Chagança Central 33 10 13 10 28 33 −5 43
8 Vinroux Invincibles 33 11 9 13 33 33 0 42
9 Cresthill Ebony FC 33 9 14 10 34 29 +5 41
10 Club Valeloma 33 10 10 13 32 33 −1 40
11 Chamiers 33 8 11 14 23 32 −9 35
12 Norille Orion 33 7 10 16 18 32 −14 31

4th Div C Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Fukushira Guerilla 33 15 13 5 44 27 +17 58 Promotion
2 Morivate Lava 33 15 9 9 40 25 +15 54
3 Enkumo Diamond 33 13 11 9 42 37 +5 50
4 Shinsen Sunrise 33 13 11 9 31 28 +3 50
5 Motojagava Taranchula 33 15 4 14 33 32 +1 49
6 Yonenomura 33 13 8 12 33 31 +2 47
7 Odahayashi Revolution 33 11 9 13 36 45 −9 42
8 Chikuno Hakuba 33 9 12 12 32 34 −2 39
9 Nitoya 33 10 9 14 30 36 −6 39
10 Shimohavi 33 8 12 13 25 32 −7 36
11 Echizen 33 8 11 14 27 38 −11 35
12 Katashi Azula 33 7 13 13 27 35 −8 34

4th Div D Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Linderivier AFC 33 19 4 10 47 31 +16 61 Promotion
2 MEZWO-VEDC Lamau 33 18 7 8 40 27 +13 61
3 Turnaarde FC 33 15 7 11 42 32 +10 52
4 SC Sokrona 33 14 8 11 39 32 +7 50
5 Kerkhaven-Rommefort-Combinatie 33 14 8 11 40 35 +5 50
6 Grimhof VV 33 13 8 12 37 28 +9 47
7 Shinsen VV 33 13 7 13 36 41 −5 46
8 Egevea 33 12 9 12 40 38 +2 45
9 Honingsweg 33 10 9 14 29 41 −12 39
10 Ossendal 33 10 7 16 27 39 −12 37
11 Aerellen Honoa SC 33 6 12 15 30 43 −13 30
12 Vleugelberg 33 8 6 19 25 45 −20 30

4th Div E Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Biney CF 33 19 4 10 42 25 +17 61 Promotion
2 Granon Altair CF 33 16 7 10 34 27 +7 55
3 Aminey Avalanche 33 15 8 10 43 34 +9 53
4 Ounoukal Aminey CA 33 14 8 11 32 33 −1 50
5 Cygne de Dentillon 33 13 9 11 30 26 +4 48
6 Planneige 33 11 13 9 30 26 +4 46
7 Foot Soibourgoise en Vert 33 13 6 14 31 39 −8 45
8 Liberazul Épitières 33 13 5 15 29 30 −1 44
9 Roufortois 33 10 11 12 39 37 +2 41
10 Diessy CdF 33 10 9 14 27 33 −6 39
11 Linieux en Onyx 33 8 9 16 19 35 −16 33
12 Amillon CdF 33 7 9 17 24 35 −11 30

4th Div F Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Tuzmanjuth Jithaugom 33 16 11 6 40 22 +18 59 Promotion
2 Pride of Eaglebury 33 16 4 13 40 35 +5 52
3 Tokponen Rildhemau 33 13 12 8 34 23 +11 51
4 Sathtonoru Kaptu 33 14 9 10 33 28 +5 51
5 Myaranowra 33 13 9 11 34 32 +2 48
6 Mayara Zunemak 33 12 12 9 29 28 +1 48
7 Sauzjaregaun Saulrag 33 9 15 9 30 29 +1 42
8 Mayara Soccer Guild 33 10 10 13 28 31 −3 40
9 Sobdorlugin Komtherod 33 9 11 13 25 36 −11 38
10 Tarrashall Pride 33 8 12 13 19 24 −5 36
11 Gakhithrau Dhikodhra 33 9 7 17 22 39 −17 34
12 Tepkusoren Opkohme 33 7 12 14 23 30 −7 33


The dust has settled, for a while now, and it's the Amandine that stays the best team on the University level after all. From next season onwards, there will be a playoff system, which means that all regular league matches are scheduled a little earlier in the year. For now however, a Katashi university will have qualified for the IUCC for the first time, Grain- and Leeshire are going places as well despite the long name, and Santa Teresa Naval Academy have avoided being the worst team overall - by some distance! Also, Willowbourne Tech have dropped to seventh in a dramatic end to their season, one tie and three losses in the last four games. Ouch. But international play is still in store for them.

University Northeast                       Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Katashi Keizai Daigaku 21 10 9 2 23 11 +12 39 IUCC
2 Aevanna Ecologiske Universitet 21 10 5 6 23 22 +1 35
3 Technische Universiteit Sterrenwolde 21 9 7 5 27 22 +5 34
4 Furune Geijutsu Daigaku 21 9 5 7 26 22 +4 32
5 Sudaefjolluniversitet 21 6 6 9 21 23 −2 24
6 Schemerdrechtuniversiteit 21 6 6 9 16 19 −3 24
7 Nordorenfjolluniversitet 21 4 8 9 16 24 −8 20
8 Katashi Yoshima Daigaku 21 4 6 11 12 21 −9 18

University South-Central Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Uni of A&E of Grain- and Leeshire 21 8 12 1 21 13 +8 36 IUCC
2 Université de la Côte Austral 21 8 7 6 23 18 +5 31
3 National University of Willowbourne 21 9 4 8 16 18 −2 31
4 Universidade de Finisterre 21 7 7 7 21 18 +3 28
5 Université des Arts d'Aminey 21 6 8 7 18 21 −3 26
6 Willowbourne Institute of Humanities 21 7 5 9 17 22 −5 26 IUCC
7 Willowbourne Technological Academy 21 6 6 9 18 17 +1 24
8 Santa Teresa Naval Academy 21 5 7 9 8 15 −7 22

University West-Central Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Economical Institute of Amandine 21 13 4 4 26 11 +15 43 IUCC
2 Mawrystwyth 21 8 6 7 25 26 −1 30
3 Maethoru National University 21 7 8 6 15 11 +4 29
4 Gehrenna National University 21 7 7 7 18 17 +1 28
5 West Strand Riding University 21 7 6 8 20 23 −3 27
6 University of Mawryshire 21 6 7 8 18 19 −1 25
7 Greencaster Technical University 21 5 9 7 22 23 −1 24
8 Greencaster Business University 21 5 5 11 20 34 −14 20


The only thing we can say right now: a successful experiment by the KFA. Like the University system, there will be playoffs starting next year. This season has been a very successful trial, fans are starting to recognise the teams as part of the community and the small stadiums are starting to fill up on days with decent weather. Greencaster FC are the unofficial champions, Ysbeer the unofficial runners-up, while the 'champions' city-mates Greencaster Marine Academy have work to do. What is it with marine naval institutions and bad football?

Academy East                               Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Ysbeer Voetbalschool 20 11 5 4 22 15 +7 38
2 Straudum Sportacademie 20 8 9 3 28 17 +11 33
3 Aerawa Academy FC 20 9 3 8 21 20 +1 30
4 Alara Academy 20 4 8 8 10 15 −5 20
5 Katashi Rossoscuro 20 5 5 10 13 21 −8 20
6 Arakura Revelation 20 3 10 7 16 22 −6 19

Academy North Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Het Vlaggenschip 20 9 7 4 21 11 +10 34
2 Rozenvoordse Academie 20 9 5 6 26 20 +6 32
3 Mayara Mezkuloren Academy 20 9 4 7 27 27 0 31
4 Senoren Soccer Academy 20 7 6 7 17 18 −1 27
5 Étouillle Football Académie 20 6 5 9 24 27 −3 23
6 Alpha Académie Malagnanaise 20 4 5 11 19 31 −12 17

Academy South Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Gaulthisoru Royals 20 9 6 5 26 18 +8 33
2 Berkton FC 20 10 3 7 26 27 −1 33
3 Academica Ferroventense 20 10 2 8 18 17 +1 32
4 Dayfade Soccer Academy 20 7 5 8 24 22 +2 26
5 Idyllwild Academy 20 6 5 9 18 25 −7 23
6 Joaqueras Academica de Futbol 20 5 5 10 15 18 −3 20

Academy West Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Greencaster FC 20 14 0 6 28 14 +14 42 IFCF YC
2 Clwb Peldred Peredwr 20 10 4 6 18 14 +4 34
3 Grainshire Academy 20 8 5 7 29 19 +10 29
4 Weyarra Sunrise 20 8 3 9 16 26 −10 27
5 Wright United Academy 20 6 4 10 15 21 −6 22
6 Greencaster Marine Academy 20 3 6 11 13 25 −12 15
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Postby Ko-oren » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:28 pm

Soccer - Season 31
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Season - Cup


Format
Round 1: all Academy, University, and div 4 teams
Round 2: all Round 1 winners, div 3 teams, and worst 4 div 2 teams
Round 3: all Round 2 winners, best 8 div 2 teams, and all div 1 teams
Rounds 4-8: all previous Round winners


Round 1
Vierciennes Victory (4b) 1–3 Egevea (4d)
Club Valeloma (4b) 0–0 Enkumo Diamond (4c) (1–0 AET)
Norille Orion (4b) 0–1 Université des Arts d'Aminey (UB)
Sudaefjolluniversitet (UA) 1–1 Soothill (4a) (2–3 AET)
Katashi Azula (4c) 2–4 Alpha Académie Malagnanaise (ADB)
Shinsen VV (4d) 0–0 Odahayashi Revolution (4c) (0–0 AET) (3–1 pen.)
Foot Soibourgoise en Vert (4e) 0–0 Chikuno Hakuba (4c) (0–0 AET) (2–3 pen.)
Straudum Sportacademie (ADA) 2–1 Grainshire Academy (ADD)
Katashi Keizai Daigaku (UA) 2–0 Cresthill Ebony FC (4b)
Sathtonoru Kaptu (4f) 0–0 Diessy CdF (4e) (1–0 AET)
Universidade de Finisterre (UB) 1–0 Cerryrhos yDhiwmydis (4a)
Aminey Avalanche (4e) 0–1 Penstead Clwb Peldred (4a)
Cygne de Dentillon (4e) 4–4 Clwb Peldred Peredwr (ADD) (4–5 AET)
Étouillle Football Académie (ADB) 2–1 Sauzjaregaun Saulrag (4f)
Langward (4a) 2–1 Joaqueras Academica de Futbol (ADC)
Myaranowra (4f) 2–1 Greencaster FC (ADD)
National University of Willowbourne (UB) 0–1 Liberazul Épitières (4e)
Schemerdrechtuniversiteit (UA) 2–2 Morivate Lava (4c) (3–2 AET)
Maethoru National University (UC) 4–0 Mayara Zunemak (4f)
Bellmare Union (4b) 1–1 MEZWO-VEDC Lamau (4d) (1–1 AET) (4–2 pen.)
Chamiers (4b) 1–1 Economical Institute of Amandine (UC) (1–1 AET) (4–2 pen.)
Idyllwild Academy (ADC) 0–1 Aerellen Honoa SC (4d)
Technische Universiteit Sterrenwolde (UA) 0–1 Opalshire FC (4a)
Gehrenna National University (UC) 0–1 Fukushira Guerilla (4c)
Gakhithrau Dhikodhra (4f) 1–1 Tarrashall Pride (4f) (2–1 AET)
Academica Ferroventense (ADC) 2–2 Katashi Yoshima Daigaku (UA) (2–2 AET) (4–5 pen.)
University of Mawryshire (UC) 0–0 SC Sokrona (4d) (0–0 AET) (4–2 pen.)
West Strand Riding University (UC) 0–2 Cirelbourne Townside (4a)
Grimhof VV (4d) 1–0 Furune Geijutsu Daigaku (UA)
Nordorenfjolluniversitet (UA) 1–0 Honingsweg (4d)
Marinwood Sunday (4a) 0–2 Linieux en Onyx (4e)
Ounoukal Aminey CA (4e) 2–0 Tuzmanjuth Jithaugom (4f)
Belmore FC (4a) 1–0 Mayara Soccer Guild (4f)
Roufortois (4e) 0–1 Wright United Academy (ADD)
Katashi Rossoscuro (ADA) 1–1 Mayara Mezkuloren Academy (ADB) (3–2 AET)
Greencaster Business University (UC) 1–1 Glimmerfall Triumph (4b) (2–1 AET)
Linderivier AFC (4d) 1–0 Aevanna Ecologiske Universitet (UA)
Planneige (4e) 1–2 Senoren Soccer Academy (ADB)
Yonenomura (4c) 0–2 Greencaster Technical University (UC)
Rozenvoordse Academie (ADB) 0–0 Turnaarde FC (4d) (0–0 AET) (8–7 pen.)
Echizen (4c) 0–0 Ossendal (4d) (0–1 AET)
Burnet Athletic (4a) 1–0 Nitoya (4c)
Blanrasco Borealis (4b) 1–1 Gaulthisoru Royals (ADC) (1–1 AET) (5–4 pen.)
Shimohavi (4c) 1–1 Willowbourne Technological Academy (UB) (1–3 AET)
Weyarra Sunrise (ADD) 2–1 Biney CF (4e)
Kerkhaven-Rommefort-Combinatie (4d) 7–1 Aerawa Academy FC (ADA)
Université de la Côte Austral (UB) 0–1 Santa Teresa Naval Academy (UB)
Alara Academy (ADA) 0–0 Tokponen Rildhemau (4f) (0–0 AET) (2–3 pen.)
Ferncombe (4b) 0–0 Shinsen Sunrise (4c) (0–1 AET)
Greencaster Marine Academy (ADD) 1–1 Ysbeer Voetbalschool (ADA) (1–2 AET)
Motojagava Taranchula (4c) 0–0 Chagança Central (4b) (1–0 AET)
Granon Altair CF (4e) 2–0 Sobdorlugin Komtherod (4f)
Vleugelberg (4d) 2–1 Dayfade Soccer Academy (ADC)
Pride of Eaglebury (4f) 1–0 Tepkusoren Opkohme (4f)
Vinroux Invincibles (4b) 1–2 Amillon CdF (4e)
Ansonville Association (4a) 2–0 Oceanside South End (4a)
Feddhaw yChronws (4a) 2–1 Cape Constillán (4b)
Het Vlaggenschip (ADB) 2–0 Arakura Revelation (ADA)
Willowbourne Institute of Humanities (UB) 0–2 Uni of A&E of Grain- and Leeshire (UB)
Surbourneshire Technical University (UC) 1–0 Berkton FC (ADC)


Round 2
Anarcourt CF (3s) 1–1 ImageCouziers-Olympiques (2) (2–2 AET) (4–1 pen.)
Senoren FC (3n) 0–1 Soothill (4a)
Myaranowra (4f) 3–0 Katashi Rossoscuro (ADA)
Motojagava Taranchula (4c) 1–1 Langward (4a) (1–2 AET)
Senoren Soccer Academy (ADB) 0–0 Ossendal (4d) (0–0 AET) (5–4 pen.)
Otavura (3s) 1–0 Aviansola Eden (3s)
Uni of A&E of Grain- and Leeshire (UB) 0–0 Aerellen Honoa SC (4d) (0–0 AET) (3–2 pen.)
Santa Teresa Naval Academy (UB) 0–1 Ounoukal Aminey CA (4e)
Serevne AFC (3n) 0–4 Greencaster Business University (UC)
Chamiers (4b) 0–1 Strongfair (3s)
Amillon CdF (4e) 0–1 Fukushira Guerilla (4c)
Vurusen (3s) 1–2 Donderen (3n)
Kerkhaven-Rommefort-Combinatie (4d) 1–0 Willowbourne Technological Academy (UB)
ImageZinchester Town (2) 2–0 Grimhof VV (4d)
Llandy FC (3s) 1–0 University of Mawryshire (UC)
Granon Altair CF (4e) 0–1 Clwb Peldred Peredwr (ADD)
Ysbeer Voetbalschool (ADA) 0–2 Club Valeloma (4b)
Linieux en Onyx (4e) 2–0 Gakhithrau Dhikodhra (4f)
Bellmare Union (4b) 1–4 Limecroft & Abyss FC (3s)
Opalshire FC (4a) 1–0 Straudum Sportacademie (ADA)
Penstead Clwb Peldred (4a) 1–2 Nordorenfjolluniversitet (UA)
Tokponen Rildhemau (4f) 0–1 Grainshire United (3s)
Brighthaven Town (3s) 0–1 Alpha Académie Malagnanaise (ADB)
Vleugelberg (4d) 2–1 Shinsen Sunrise (4c)
Étouillle Football Académie (ADB) 0–1 Feddhaw yChronws (4a)
Burnet Athletic (4a) 0–0 Chikuno Hakuba (4c) (0–0 AET) (3–2 pen.)
Blanrasco Borealis (4b) 4–0 Linderivier AFC (4d)
Cirelbourne Townside (4a) 1–3 Dartha AFC (3n)
Wright United Academy (ADD) 1–4 Sydberg (3s)
Sterrenwolde FC (3n) 2–1 Surbourneshire Technical University (UC)
Coloruna (3s) 0–1 April Bassin FC (3n)
Launott (3n) 2–0 Weyarra Sunrise (ADD)
Schemerdrechtuniversiteit (UA) 2–0 Tuinderbeek FC (3n)
Universidade de Finisterre (UB) 1–1 Ansonville Association (4a) (2–1 AET)
ImageMawrystwyth (2) 2–0 Amandine AdF (3n)
Maethoru National University (UC) 1–1 ImageArboren FC (2) (1–2 AET)
Katashi Yoshima Daigaku (UA) 2–1 Argyle Tuesday (3s)
Université des Arts d'Aminey (UB) 0–1 Liberazul Épitières (4e)
Nyashawill (3n) 0–3 Pride of Eaglebury (4f)
Katashi Keizai Daigaku (UA) 2–0 Rozenvoordse Academie (ADB)
Sathtonoru Kaptu (4f) 0–0 Greencaster Technical University (UC) (0–0 AET) (1–2 pen.)
Het Vlaggenschip (ADB) 1–0 Oai Unifié (3n)
Rozenvoorde FC (3n) 1–1 Belmore FC (4a) (1–1 AET) (3–1 pen.)
Shinsen VV (4d) 4–1 Egevea (4d)


Round 3
Feddhaw yChronws (4a) 2–5 Anarcourt CF (3s)
Opalshire FC (4a) 0–4 ImageAminey CS (1)
Sterrenwolde FC (3n) 2–1 ImageMaethoru SC (1)
ImageMaynard AFC (1) 0–1 Clwb Peldred Peredwr (ADD)
ImageAmbergate City (2) 1–0 Senoren Soccer Academy (ADB)
ImageTanques AOÉ (1) 1–1 Ounoukal Aminey CA (4e) (2–2 AET) (3–4 pen.)
ImageBranvón CD (1) 0–0 Katashi Keizai Daigaku (UA) (1–0 AET)
Grainshire United (3s) 0–0 Launott (3n) (1–0 AET)
Schemerdrechtuniversiteit (UA) 1–3 ImageLeeshire United (2)
Shinsen VV (4d) 1–0 Donderen (3n)
Het Vlaggenschip (ADB) 0–2 Dartha AFC (3n)
Liberazul Épitières (4e) 0–2 ImageBruncester United AFC (1)
Vleugelberg (4d) 1–0 Club Valeloma (4b)
ImageWSR AFC (2) 3–3 ImageHuthwich & Iduloren FC (2) (3–3 AET) (4–3 pen.)
Strongfair (3s) 2–2 Soothill (4a) (2–4 AET)
ImageStraudum (1) 0–1 Greencaster Technical University (UC)
Burnet Athletic (4a) 1–2 Otavura (3s)
Langward (4a) 0–1 ImageCirelbourne United (1)
Universidade de Finisterre (UB) 1–7 ImageMiradela GD (1)
ImageKatashi-Kanatsu (1) 1–2 Blanrasco Borealis (4b)
Sydberg (3s) 2–0 Linieux en Onyx (4e)
Katashi Yoshima Daigaku (UA) 3–6 ImageAdvance Alara (1)
Rozenvoorde FC (3n) 1–0 Llandy FC (3s)
ImageSchemerdrecht SVV (1) 4–1 ImageLaringen AFC (2)
Myaranowra (4f) 1–1 ImageArboren FC (2) (1–1 AET) (2–0 pen.)
Limecroft & Abyss FC (3s) 1–3 ImageZinchester Town (2)
April Bassin FC (3n) 0–1 ImageMawrystwyth (2)
ImageCastelo e Calvente CS (2) 2–2 ImageGehrenna FC (2) (3–2 AET)
Alpha Académie Malagnanaise (ADB) 0–0 Pride of Eaglebury (4f) (0–0 AET) (3–4 pen.)
Uni of A&E of Grain- and Leeshire (UB) 1–2 ImageTeragaseki (2)
Fukushira Guerilla (4c) 1–1 Kerkhaven-Rommefort-Combinatie (4d) (3–1 AET)
Greencaster Business University (UC) 1–0 Nordorenfjolluniversitet (UA)


Round 4
Clwb Peldred Peredwr (ADD) 0–3 Otavura (3s)
Soothill (4a) 1–1 ImageMiradela GD (1) (1–1 AET) (1–3 pen.)
ImageWSR AFC (2) 1–0 Anarcourt CF (3s)
Fukushira Guerilla (4c) 0–2 Pride of Eaglebury (4f)
Myaranowra (4f) 0–1 ImageCirelbourne United (1)
ImageCastelo e Calvente CS (2) 1–2 ImageTeragaseki (2)
Vleugelberg (4d) 2–1 Ounoukal Aminey CA (4e)
ImageLeeshire United (2) 0–1 ImageBranvón CD (1)
Greencaster Technical University (UC) 0–0 Blanrasco Borealis (4b) (0–0 AET) (4–0 pen.)
Rozenvoorde FC (3n) 1–2 ImageMawrystwyth (2)
Greencaster Business University (UC) 0–0 Shinsen VV (4d) (0–0 AET) (4–0 pen.)
Sydberg (3s) 0–2 Dartha AFC (3n)
ImageAmbergate City (2) 2–1 ImageZinchester Town (2)
ImageBruncester United AFC (1) 2–0 ImageAdvance Alara (1)
ImageAminey CS (1) 2–0 ImageSchemerdrecht SVV (1)
Grainshire United (3s) 1–0 Sterrenwolde FC (3n)


Round 5
Greencaster Technical University (UC) 7–1 Grainshire Academy (ADD)
Dartha AFC (3n) 1–0 ImageBranvón CD (1)
Otavura (3s) 3–1 Vleugelberg (4d)
ImageCirelbourne United (1) 0–1 ImageTeragaseki (2)
Greencaster Business University (UC) 0–0 ImageMawrystwyth (2) (1–0 AET)
ImageWSR AFC (2) 1–1 Pride of Eaglebury (4f) (1–2 AET)
ImageAminey CS (1) 0–0 ImageMiradela GD (1) (0–0 AET) (4–2 pen.)
ImageBruncester United AFC (1) 1–1 ImageAmbergate City (2) (1–2 AET)


Round 6
Greencaster Business University (UC) 0–3 ImageAminey CS (1)
Greencaster Technical University (UC) 1–2 Pride of Eaglebury (4f)
ImageTeragaseki (2) 2–3 Dartha AFC (3n)
Otavura (3s) 1–0 ImageAmbergate City (2)


Round 7
Otavura (3s) 0–1 Dartha AFC (3n)
ImageAminey CS (1) 0–0 Pride of Eaglebury (4f) (0–0 AET) (6–5 pen.)


Round 8
Dartha AFC (3n) 1–5 ImageAminey CS (1)
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Cricket - Season 10
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The season runs from May to September. In June, the List-A season is played, and in August, the T20 season is played. In May, July, and September, the First class season is completed.

Using traditional Ko-orenite months:
Tobtoren: 3 FC matches, LA first stage
Girizedh: LA finals, 4 FC matches
Selpernim: T20
Jaranethan: 3 FC matches

In First class, the six regions play each other twice, once home and once away. Three matches are played at the start of the season, four matches take place between List-A and T20, and the remaining three matches are scheduled for the end of the season. Bonus points have not changed since last season: 12 points for a win, 6 for a draw, 8 for a tie, 0 for a loss. Per innings, a team can earn another 5 points (maximum) for batting and 5 points (maximum) for bowling.

In List-A, the six regions play each other once. After that, the top three regions play one another, and the bottom three play one another. Out of all three formats, List-A is the shortest and the least glamourous. If international focus shifts towards this format, this is the first one to be expanded.

In T20, twelve franchise-like teams play each other once, followed by a single final between the top two finishers.

There are no plans to play any additional formats (such as T10).

For the first time, we will provide some coverage of cricket at the second level. All six regions have a 12-team system, competing for T20 and List-A cricket. These seasons run concurrent with the fixtures on the top level. Professionalism varies by club, and the 72 clubs are more amateur than semi-professional, if anything. Still, a lot of players that are just short of their regional team are put on second level List-A duty - which consequently harbours a bit of secret talent.

Teamname: ImageEast Surbourneshire
Stadium: Silverion Ground (25000) in Cirelbourne, Surbourneshire
Alternative venues: Goledon Oval, Bruncester (25005)
Prediction: 1
Strong points: All-rounders, Bowlers
Weak points: Wicketkeeper, Batsmen

Honestly the batsmen aren't so bad, but not having quality batsmen on dry, run-friendly pitches that are only seen in East Surbourneshire is a criminal offence. The young squad is very deep in quality all-rounders, so in all honesty this team still has a deeper batting line-up than most. Wicketkeeping is shocking though. There's no shortage of amazing bowlers by the way, but that unit is depleted if a national team match rolls around.

Jacha Bellegarde (26) - R fast/R Opener
Carlton Shapter (22) - R off/R Opener
Stanley Langhorne (27) - R med/R Opener

Sherman Commins (21) - L fast/L Batsman
Judson Windsor (23) - R med/R Batsman
Winthrop Mortimer (25) - L med/L Batsman
Patrick Willis (26) - R med/R Batsman
Ezra Locke (27) - R fast/R Batsman

Erik Whitley (25) - R med/R All-rounder
Theophilus Darknoll (27) - L unorth/L All-rounder
Paul Sackville (21) - R leg/R All-rounder

Sherman Thompson (19) - R med/R Wicketkeeper

Jasper Manwaring (26) - R off/R Bowler
Lachlan Harvey (29) - R fast/R Bowler
Oscar Oldfield (20) - R fast/R Bowler
Leopold Kidd (19) - R leg/R Bowler
Norman Chapman (22) - R leg/R Bowler
Zacharias Fox (26) - L fast/L Bowler


Teamname: ImageGreencaster
Stadium: Greencaster Oval (50000) in Greencaster, Surbourneshire
Prediction: 4
Strong points: Wicketkeeper, batsmen
Weak points: Openers, bowlers

No shortage of big names on this team: Baldry, Ahern, Treadway, Wheelwright, Rexword... though in between there's not a lot there. And even the stars are aging. Opening isn't great but the 3-4-5 combo in this batting order is fantastic. This team is built to not make mistakes, but lacks leadership in fielding innings. Could go either way.

Nestor Igglesden (29) - L orth/L Opener
Olin Keating (23) - L med/L Opener
Desmond Crawford (23) - R fast/R Opener

Gerard Hall (21) - R fast/R Batsman
Crawford Desmond (21) - L fast/L Batsman
Lester Ahern (20) - R med/R Batsman
Monroe Baldry (33) - R off/R Batsman

Cyril Treadway (35) - L med/L All-rounder
Garland Bell (20) - L unorth/L All-rounder
Morton Atkins (23) - R leg/R All-rounder

Claude Purcell (29) - R med/R Wicketkeeper
Gilbert Wheelwright (30) - R med/R Wicketkeeper
Mark Willis (26) - R fast/R Wicketkeeper

Denis Roan (26) - R fast/R Bowler
Ned Rexword (22) - R leg/R Bowler
Columbus Wyndham (21) - L orth/L Bowler
Solomon Chesterman (26) - R off/R Bowler
Winfield Aubert (23) - L fast/L Bowler
Ward Corney (19) - L unorth/L Bowler


Teamname: ImageLeeshire
Stadium: Leewardia Oval (31000) in Maynard, Gehrenna
Prediction: 2
Strong points: Batsmen, bowlers
Weak points: Opening, all-rounders

This is a two-faced team. Just looking at batsmen like White and Stanway, and bowlers like Beard, Raycraft, Etherington, Kitchingham, and Courtenay, this team looks unbeatable. In other positions, they are shaky as can be, and is likely the only team not to play all-rounders in standard matches. The elevation (at some venues) creates some extra home advantage.

Reginald Denison (36) - L orth/L Opener
Byron Peaton (23) - L fast/L Opener
Grover Treadway (28) - R med/R Opener

Simeon Christie (20) - R med/R Batsman
Everett White (29) - R med/R Batsman
Dennis Stanway (27) - L orth/L Batsman
Tahoselkun Dirhonindhen (19) - L med/L Batsman
Walton Gardiner (26) - L orth/L Batsman

Hunulak Kanserinden (21) - R med/R All-rounder
Morgan Meighan (23) - R fast/R All-rounder
Arnold Douglas (20) - R off/R All-rounder

Augustus Brenchley (28) - L med/L Wicketkeeper
David Elmstone (24) - R fast/R Wicketkeeper
Peyton Keating (28) - R med/R Wicketkeeper

Oliver Beard (22) - L med/L Bowler
Albin Raycraft (28) - L unorth/L Bowler
Martin Etherington (32) - R leg/R Bowler
Perry Kitchingham (22) - L fast/L Bowler
Newton Courtenay (28) - R fast/R Bowler


Teamname: ImageMawryshire
Stadium: yBherafon Hills (24000) in Llandy, Mawryshire
Prediction: 6
Strong points: Wicketkeeping
Weak points: Bowling, opening, all-rounders

Mawryshire is a bad team, at best. Despite putting out scores of talent for the national team, it really is a very small playerbase and the team reflects that. It doesn't help that other serviceable players either quit the sport or have fallen off a proverbial cliff. This could be just a bad year: if form returns, there is no reason to call Mawryshire a worse team than the other five. This year however, there's little to enjoy outside of Chaegrheodd, yCherwean, and yDigtawr. Even home advantage isn't going to save this one.

Nawmcil yPherner (27) - R med/R Opener
Tawmin yFhireath (29) - R off/R Opener

Ponladd ySeomchan (26) - R med/R Batsman
Llwrhil yMaedweff (24) - R off/R Batsman
Fewmtol yDigtawr (27) - L med/L Batsman
Llowcan yRheighewn (29) - R med/R Batsman
Illres yChaegrheodd (26) - R med/R Batsman

Chaddwf yMwffrael (21) - R fast/R All-rounder
Fafnem yFfewlpes (28) - R fast/R All-rounder
Seophyn yMharwn (28) - R fast/R All-rounder
Ffawsmin yMawrmes (25) - R off/R All-rounder

Theryn yCherwean (33) - R med/R Wicketkeeper
Dichewr yDeonpedd (22) - L orth/L Wicketkeeper

Lasrewll yChallril (20) - L unorth/L Bowler
Swmher yMenlwch (23) - R med/R Bowler
Caprws ySarthylhar (25) - L orth/L Bowler
Mwllonga Cwaelin (26) - R off/R Bowler
Ffentadd yGofflhaws (20) - R off/R Bowler


Teamname: ImageWest Surbourneshire
Stadium: Southbight Ground (29000) in Ansonville, Surbourneshire
Alternative venues: Ruby Hills, Burnet (18000)
Prediction: 3
Strong points: Opening, bowling
Weak points: Wicketkeeping, batting

Another team with a very small base. That's not necessary, as this team already contains some of the biggest ever names in Ko-orenite cricket. There is no shortage of character between Twaddle and Marsden, and exciting new national teamer Sandow. It's hard to call any part of this team truly bad, but there's very little outstanding factors either. Middle of the road team with a high ceiling.

Reginald Twaddle (23) - R fast/R Opener
Benton Leaby (19) - R fast/R Opener
Edwin Eggleton (25) - R leg/R Opener

Dallas Welsh (29) - R med/R Batsman
Ferdinand Carson (21) - L med/L Batsman
Russell Sandow (21) - L unorth/L Batsman
Vance Wilson (34) - R leg/R Batsman
Helmer Barbary (23) - R med/R Batsman

Dudley Reekey (21) - R leg/R All-rounder

Eli Hunniford (29) - R med/R Wicketkeeper
Emrys Whitt (20) - R leg/R Wicketkeeper

Thad Stanway (22) - R leg/R Bowler
Herschel Marsden (31) - R fast/R Bowler
Roman Kinghead (29) - L med/L Bowler
Seymour Bartley (19) - R off/R Bowler
Daniel George (22) - R leg/R Bowler


Teamname: ImageWillowbourne
Stadium: Royal Oval (40000) in Willowbourne, Gehrenna
Prediction: 5
Strong points: Bowling, wicketkeeping
Weak points: Opening, batting

The team with the smallest population to support it and with plenty of other sports to take part in, Willowbourne is always hoping to land new players. Probably the smallest batting line-up in the country, with just Doyle and Stevenson - and even they are on down years - to keep the team from sliding. With Meredith, Wilkins, Daniel, Lucke, and Lincoln, backed by experienced Hooligan, any total is defendable. It'll be very hard to run against them, though don't expect them to set crazy totals.

Parhelgelu Naulstithinthen (23) - R med/R Opener
Samuel Lewkenor (23) - R fast/R Opener
Ezekiel Stevenson (32) - R leg/R Opener

Herbert Doyle (25) - R off/R Batsman
Lindsay Carnall (30) - R med/R Batsman
Marc Bourdon (19) - R med/R Batsman

Hugh Wrayburn (21) - R fast/R All-rounder
Piraunzol Maunostinthen (20) - R fast/R All-rounder
Sundhuril Pandherinthen (26) - L unorth/L All-rounder

Finley Meredith (26) - R leg/R Wicketkeeper
Anto Verninac (26) - L orth/L Wicketkeeper
Morris Wilkins (30) - R fast/R Wicketkeeper

Auguste Souchon (20) - R fast/R Bowler
Finley Black (31) - L orth/L Bowler
Tremain Daniel (21) - R fast/R Bowler
Edward Lucke (21) - L fast/L Bowler
Rutherford Lincoln (29) - R leg/R Bowler
Garfield Hooligan (25) - L fast/L Bowler
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Cricket - Season 10
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Results

First-Class
ImageWillowbourne bat first
ImageWillowbourne 481 (102.3 overs),
ImageMawryshire 248 (69.2 overs), 204 (62.2 overs)
ImageWillowbourne win by an innings and 29 runs

ImageGreencaster bat first
ImageGreencaster 432 (159.5 overs), 70/4 (18.0 overs)
ImageLeeshire 229 (48.1 overs), 271 (86.5 overs)
ImageGreencaster win by 6 wickets

ImageWest Surbourneshire bat first
ImageEast Surbourneshire 364 (71.2 overs), 31/0 (9.1 overs)
ImageWest Surbourneshire 315 (154.4 overs), 270 (70.0 overs)
Drawn
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ImageMawryshire bat first
ImageMawryshire 321 (108.0 overs), 215 (38.0 overs)
ImageWest Surbourneshire 302 (69.5 overs), 144 (40.1 overs)
ImageWest Surbourneshire lose by 90 runs

ImageWillowbourne bat first
ImageGreencaster 358 (99.0 overs), 94/3 (34.3 overs)
ImageWillowbourne 194 (78.3 overs), 298 (90.2 overs)
Drawn

ImageEast Surbourneshire bat first
ImageLeeshire 490/6d (134.2 overs), 196/5 (46.4 overs)
ImageEast Surbourneshire 282 (48.1 overs), 434 (113.5 overs)
Drawn
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ImageMawryshire bat first
ImageLeeshire 251 (57.4 overs), 128/2 (31.5 overs)
ImageMawryshire 224 (60.5 overs), 153 (40.1 overs)
ImageLeeshire win by 8 wickets

ImageGreencaster bat first
ImageGreencaster 228 (78.1 overs), 231 (56.2 overs)
ImageEast Surbourneshire 327 (89.5 overs), 134/5 (46.3 overs)
ImageEast Surbourneshire win by 5 wickets

ImageWest Surbourneshire bat first
ImageWest Surbourneshire 205 (58.2 overs), 304 (65.4 overs)
ImageWillowbourne 230 (78.0 overs), 169 (47.1 overs)
ImageWillowbourne lose by 110 runs

List-A
ImageEast Surbourneshire 181 (32.2 overs)
ImageMawryshire 309/7 (50 overs)

ImageLeeshire 269/8 (50 overs)
ImageWillowbourne 271/8 (47 overs)

ImageWest Surbourneshire 258/5 (50 overs)
ImageGreencaster 265/6 (50 overs)
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ImageMawryshire 197/7 (42.3 overs)
ImageGreencaster 195 (38.4 overs)

ImageWillowbourne 211/3 (50 overs)
ImageWest Surbourneshire 333/7 (50 overs)

ImageEast Surbourneshire 274/9 (50 overs)
ImageLeeshire 183/8 (50 overs)
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ImageLeeshire 424/9 (50 overs)
ImageMawryshire 183/6 (50 overs)

ImageWest Surbourneshire 170/7 (50 overs)
ImageEast Surbourneshire 171/9 (31.5 overs)

ImageGreencaster 264/8 (43.1 overs)
ImageWillowbourne 263/8 (50 overs)
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ImageMawryshire 219/2 (50 overs)
ImageWillowbourne 118 (31.1 overs)

ImageEast Surbourneshire 215/8 (45.3 overs)
ImageGreencaster 211/6 (50 overs)

ImageLeeshire 186/3 (39.4 overs)
ImageWest Surbourneshire 184/7 (50 overs)
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ImageWest Surbourneshire 202/2 (50 overs)
ImageMawryshire 203/8 (43.1 overs)

ImageGreencaster 285/8 (50 overs)
ImageLeeshire 188/9 (50 overs)

ImageWillowbourne 265/8 (50 overs)
ImageEast Surbourneshire 334/7 (50 overs)

List-A
ImageEast Surbourneshire 298/8 (50 overs)
ImageGreencaster 199/6 (50 overs)

ImageWest Surbourneshire 258/2 (50 overs)
ImageWillowbourne 228/9 (50 overs)
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ImageMawryshire 214/5 (50 overs)
ImageEast Surbourneshire 310/7 (50 overs)

ImageLeeshire 245/2 (32.2 overs)
ImageWest Surbourneshire 242/6 (50 overs)
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ImageGreencaster 269/9 (50 overs)
ImageMawryshire 262 (49.1 overs)

ImageWillowbourne 342/6 (50 overs)
ImageLeeshire 236/6 (50 overs)

First-Class
ImageEast Surbourneshire bat first
ImageMawryshire 233 (70.5 overs), 300/4 (97.1 overs)
ImageEast Surbourneshire 450/5d (163.3 overs),
Drawn

ImageWest Surbourneshire bat first
ImageWest Surbourneshire 320 (115.2 overs), 24/1 (7.3 overs)
ImageGreencaster 106 (30.0 overs), 478 (161.5 overs)
Drawn

ImageWillowbourne bat first
ImageWillowbourne 320 (62.2 overs), 462 (115.5 overs)
ImageLeeshire 292 (73.2 overs), 228 (44.4 overs)
ImageLeeshire lose by 262 runs
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ImageMawryshire bat first
ImageMawryshire 303 (73.3 overs), 219 (62.1 overs)
ImageGreencaster 383 (92.3 overs), 141/3 (37.1 overs)
ImageGreencaster win by 7 wickets

ImageWillowbourne bat first
ImageEast Surbourneshire 547 (177.2 overs),
ImageWillowbourne 465/9d (138.2 overs), 48/1 (15.2 overs)
Drawn

ImageWest Surbourneshire bat first
ImageWest Surbourneshire 467/7d (189.4 overs), 201/7 (53.1 overs)
ImageLeeshire 430 (127.1 overs),
Drawn
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ImageMawryshire bat first
ImageMawryshire 247 (56.2 overs), 247 (72.2 overs)
ImageWillowbourne 452/9d (140.3 overs), 43/0 (16.1 overs)
ImageWillowbourne win by 10 wickets

ImageLeeshire bat first
ImageLeeshire 126 (38.2 overs), 429 (120.0 overs)
ImageGreencaster 280 (80.2 overs), 174/9 (73.5 overs)
Drawn

ImageWest Surbourneshire bat first
ImageWest Surbourneshire 384 (123.2 overs), 123/2 (33.3 overs)
ImageEast Surbourneshire 79 (23.1 overs), 424 (134.3 overs)
ImageWest Surbourneshire win by 8 wickets
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ImageWest Surbourneshire bat first
ImageWest Surbourneshire 147 (40.0 overs), 200 (60.3 overs)
ImageMawryshire 419/4d (132.5 overs),
ImageMawryshire win by an innings and 72 runs

ImageWillowbourne bat first
ImageWillowbourne 310 (87.3 overs), 123 (31.1 overs)
ImageGreencaster 620/5d (224.2 overs),
ImageGreencaster win by an innings and 187 runs

ImageEast Surbourneshire bat first
ImageEast Surbourneshire 387 (99.2 overs), 266/6d (70.5 overs)
ImageLeeshire 202 (48.3 overs), 198 (54.5 overs)
ImageLeeshire lose by 253 runs

T20
ImageIdyllwild Antlers 139/6 (15.1 overs)
ImageEastern Miners 135/6 (20 overs)

ImageAubury Maroons 148/7 (20 overs)
ImageNorille Chevron Vert 132/7 (20 overs)

ImageWillowbourne Zenith 144/6 (18.3 overs)
ImageBurnet Rubies 142/5 (20 overs)

ImageGreencaster Heralds 216/2 (20 overs)
ImageLinieux Lieutenants 217/9 (19.5 overs)

ImageGreencaster Bears 159/3 (20 overs)
ImageMayara Marauders 147/4 (20 overs)

ImagePenstead Pirates 103/9 (10.5 overs)
ImageMawrystwyth Mustangs 102/8 (20 overs)
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ImageEastern Miners 133/8 (20 overs)
ImageMawrystwyth Mustangs 135/9 (17.3 overs)

ImageMayara Marauders 168/4 (16 overs)
ImagePenstead Pirates 166/2 (20 overs)

ImageLinieux Lieutenants 146/5 (20 overs)
ImageGreencaster Bears 173/8 (20 overs)

ImageBurnet Rubies 158/6 (20 overs)
ImageGreencaster Heralds 142/7 (20 overs)

ImageNorille Chevron Vert 163/5 (19 overs)
ImageWillowbourne Zenith 159/4 (20 overs)

ImageIdyllwild Antlers 134/8 (18.3 overs)
ImageAubury Maroons 133/7 (20 overs)
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ImageAubury Maroons 146/6 (20 overs)
ImageEastern Miners 147/4 (18.2 overs)

ImageWillowbourne Zenith 166/8 (20 overs)
ImageIdyllwild Antlers 139/8 (20 overs)

ImageGreencaster Heralds 134/7 (19.5 overs)
ImageNorille Chevron Vert 131/6 (20 overs)

ImageGreencaster Bears 160/7 (20 overs)
ImageBurnet Rubies 148/5 (20 overs)

ImagePenstead Pirates 155/7 (20 overs)
ImageLinieux Lieutenants 134/3 (20 overs)

ImageMawrystwyth Mustangs 151/4 (20 overs)
ImageMayara Marauders 137 (18.5 overs)
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ImageEastern Miners 115/6 (14.5 overs)
ImageMayara Marauders 112 (14 overs)

ImageLinieux Lieutenants 143/6 (20 overs)
ImageMawrystwyth Mustangs 146/5 (20 overs)

ImageBurnet Rubies 140/3 (18.5 overs)
ImagePenstead Pirates 138/7 (20 overs)

ImageNorille Chevron Vert 143/2 (20 overs)
ImageGreencaster Bears 148/8 (20 overs)

ImageIdyllwild Antlers 152/6 (20 overs)
ImageGreencaster Heralds 125/8 (20 overs)

ImageAubury Maroons 134/7 (20 overs)
ImageWillowbourne Zenith 135/4 (17.2 overs)
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ImageWillowbourne Zenith 143/5 (13.5 overs)
ImageEastern Miners 139 (18 overs)

ImageGreencaster Heralds 129 (19.3 overs)
ImageAubury Maroons 153/6 (20 overs)

ImageGreencaster Bears 113 (16.4 overs)
ImageIdyllwild Antlers 165/3 (20 overs)

ImagePenstead Pirates 147/3 (20 overs)
ImageNorille Chevron Vert 169/6 (20 overs)

ImageMawrystwyth Mustangs 137/4 (16 overs)
ImageBurnet Rubies 133/7 (20 overs)

ImageMayara Marauders 173/7 (20 overs)
ImageLinieux Lieutenants 135/7 (20 overs)
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ImageEastern Miners 134/6 (20 overs)
ImageLinieux Lieutenants 151/6 (20 overs)

ImageBurnet Rubies 124/8 (20 overs)
ImageMayara Marauders 220/5 (20 overs)

ImageNorille Chevron Vert 141/6 (20 overs)
ImageMawrystwyth Mustangs 145/6 (16.1 overs)

ImageIdyllwild Antlers 131 (18.2 overs)
ImagePenstead Pirates 135/7 (16.5 overs)

ImageAubury Maroons 130/7 (16.4 overs)
ImageGreencaster Bears 129/8 (20 overs)

ImageWillowbourne Zenith 215/5 (20 overs)
ImageGreencaster Heralds 160/7 (20 overs)
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ImageGreencaster Heralds 100/2 (20 overs)
ImageEastern Miners 140/5 (20 overs)

ImageGreencaster Bears 165/5 (20 overs)
ImageWillowbourne Zenith 99/5 (20 overs)

ImagePenstead Pirates 157/6 (20 overs)
ImageAubury Maroons 149/5 (20 overs)

ImageMawrystwyth Mustangs 136/9 (20 overs)
ImageIdyllwild Antlers 138/5 (17.3 overs)

ImageMayara Marauders 120/7 (17.1 overs)
ImageNorille Chevron Vert 117/4 (20 overs)

ImageLinieux Lieutenants 159/8 (20 overs)
ImageBurnet Rubies 163/5 (15.1 overs)
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ImageEastern Miners 179/4 (20 overs)
ImageBurnet Rubies 119/8 (20 overs)

ImageNorille Chevron Vert 134/7 (20 overs)
ImageLinieux Lieutenants 151/8 (20 overs)

ImageIdyllwild Antlers 179/5 (20 overs)
ImageMayara Marauders 116 (16.2 overs)

ImageAubury Maroons 135/2 (20 overs)
ImageMawrystwyth Mustangs 157/6 (20 overs)

ImageWillowbourne Zenith 133/7 (20 overs)
ImagePenstead Pirates 172/6 (20 overs)

ImageGreencaster Heralds 101/7 (17 overs)
ImageGreencaster Bears 100/6 (20 overs)
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ImageGreencaster Bears 136/7 (20 overs)
ImageEastern Miners 137/7 (18.4 overs)

ImagePenstead Pirates 145/4 (20 overs)
ImageGreencaster Heralds 149/9 (17 overs)

ImageMawrystwyth Mustangs 151/6 (20 overs)
ImageWillowbourne Zenith 153/9 (19.5 overs)

ImageMayara Marauders 150/6 (20 overs)
ImageAubury Maroons 134/6 (20 overs)

ImageLinieux Lieutenants 141/5 (20 overs)
ImageIdyllwild Antlers 144/4 (15.5 overs)

ImageBurnet Rubies 121/5 (20 overs)
ImageNorille Chevron Vert 122/3 (15 overs)
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ImageEastern Miners 138/3 (18.5 overs)
ImageNorille Chevron Vert 137 (19 overs)

ImageIdyllwild Antlers 154/2 (20 overs)
ImageBurnet Rubies 160 (19.4 overs)

ImageAubury Maroons 182/2 (20 overs)
ImageLinieux Lieutenants 143/5 (20 overs)

ImageWillowbourne Zenith 172/2 (20 overs)
ImageMayara Marauders 154/3 (20 overs)

ImageGreencaster Heralds 168/3 (20 overs)
ImageMawrystwyth Mustangs 189/5 (20 overs)

ImageGreencaster Bears 160/9 (20 overs)
ImagePenstead Pirates 81/8 (20 overs)
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ImagePenstead Pirates 172/6 (20 overs)
ImageEastern Miners 192/6 (20 overs)

ImageMawrystwyth Mustangs 127/5 (20 overs)
ImageGreencaster Bears 150/6 (20 overs)

ImageMayara Marauders 137/5 (18.2 overs)
ImageGreencaster Heralds 134/7 (20 overs)

ImageLinieux Lieutenants 180/6 (20 overs)
ImageWillowbourne Zenith 159/9 (20 overs)

ImageBurnet Rubies 144/7 (15.5 overs)
ImageAubury Maroons 141/5 (20 overs)

ImageNorille Chevron Vert 120/6 (20 overs)
ImageIdyllwild Antlers 122/6 (15.2 overs)
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T20 Final
ImageIdyllwild Antlers 149/5 (20 overs)
ImageGreencaster Bears 156/9 (20 overs)

ImageLeeshire bat first
ImageMawryshire 174 (51.5 overs), 161 (31.0 overs)
ImageLeeshire 406 (108.5 overs),
ImageLeeshire win by an innings and 71 runs

ImageGreencaster bat first
ImageEast Surbourneshire 711/5d (240.5 overs),
ImageGreencaster 438 (92.4 overs), 139/5 (47.2 overs)
Drawn

ImageWillowbourne bat first
ImageWillowbourne 432 (83.2 overs), 165 (49.4 overs)
ImageWest Surbourneshire 275 (84.0 overs), 245 (75.1 overs)
ImageWest Surbourneshire lose by 77 runs
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ImageEast Surbourneshire bat first
ImageEast Surbourneshire 337 (61.0 overs), 415 (115.4 overs)
ImageWillowbourne 596/4d (154.3 overs), 62/1 (16.5 overs)
Drawn

ImageWest Surbourneshire bat first
ImageGreencaster 416/8d (104.0 overs),
ImageWest Surbourneshire 111 (28.1 overs), 180 (67.3 overs)
ImageGreencaster win by an innings and 125 runs

ImageMawryshire bat first
ImageLeeshire 258 (84.3 overs), 161/4 (64.3 overs)
ImageMawryshire 357 (136.2 overs), 208 (65.3 overs)
Drawn
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ImageMawryshire bat first
ImageGreencaster 468/6d (108.3 overs), 62/1 (14.5 overs)
ImageMawryshire 214 (97.3 overs), 315 (70.2 overs)
ImageGreencaster win by 9 wickets

ImageEast Surbourneshire bat first
ImageWillowbourne 418 (110.3 overs), 66/4 (23.2 overs)
ImageEast Surbourneshire 285 (73.1 overs), 389 (119.2 overs)
Drawn

ImageWest Surbourneshire bat first
ImageLeeshire 293 (111.5 overs), 167/4 (46.3 overs)
ImageWest Surbourneshire 455/5d (131.5 overs), 156 (42.2 overs)
Drawn


Standings

First-Class
TEAM                W D T L BAT BOWL IW P
ImageGreencaster 5 4 0 1 32 20 2 150 - Champions
ImageWillowbourne 4 4 0 2 35 4 2 134
ImageEast Surbourneshire 2 7 0 1 37 4 0 107
ImageLeeshire 2 5 0 3 17 14 1 95
ImageWest Surbourneshire 2 4 0 4 17 19 0 84
ImageMawryshire 2 2 0 6 10 8 1 61


List-A
KC1DL                  Pld   W  D  L   PF  PA  PD 
1 ImageMawryshire 5 4 0 1 1111 1120 −9 - Group A
2 ImageEast Surbourneshire 5 4 0 1 1175 1138 +37 - Group A
3 ImageGreencaster 5 3 0 2 1220 1121 +99 - Group A

4 ImageLeeshire 5 2 0 3 1250 1197 +53 - Group B
5 ImageWest Surbourneshire 5 1 0 4 1147 1036 +111 - Group B
6 ImageWillowbourne 5 1 0 4 1128 1419 −291 - Group B


A                      Pld   W  D  L   PF  PA  PD 
1 ImageEast Surbourneshire 2 2 0 0 608 413 +195 - Champions
2 ImageGreencaster 2 1 0 1 468 560 −92
3 ImageMawryshire 2 0 0 2 476 579 −103

B Pld W D L PF PA PD
1 ImageWillowbourne 2 1 0 1 570 494 +76
2 ImageWest Surbourneshire 2 1 0 1 500 473 +27
3 ImageLeeshire 2 1 0 1 481 584 −103


T20
KT20L                    Pld    W   D   L 
1 ImageIdyllwild Antlers 11 8 0 3 - Final
2 ImageGreencaster Bears 11 7 0 4 - Final
3 ImageWillowbourne Zenith 11 7 0 4
4 ImageMawrystwyth Mustangs 11 7 0 4
5 ImageEastern Miners 11 7 0 4
6 ImageMayara Marauders 11 6 0 5
7 ImageBurnet Rubies 11 5 0 6
8 ImagePenstead Pirates 11 5 0 6
9 ImageAubury Maroons 11 4 0 7
10 ImageLinieux Lieutenants 11 4 0 7
11 ImageGreencaster Heralds 11 3 0 8
12 ImageNorille Chevron Vert 11 3 0 8


T20 Final
ImageIdyllwild Antlers 149/5 (20 overs)
ImageGreencaster Bears 156/9 (20 overs) - Champions
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Baseball - Season 22 - Preview

Teamname: Amandine Challengers
Stadium: Vamada Océanique (12000) in Étouille, Cote Austral
Championships: 1
Record in final: 1-1
Playoffs made: 2
Historical Championships: 0

Prediction: 9

Star players
CF Dodo Mignard (22)
1B Assefa Mulugeta, BNJ (21)
SP Cécé Cortot (29)
CP Virovaru Janagimoto (24)

With a little bit of talent across the board, the Challengers have a lot to build and little to rely on. The hitting is pretty mediocre, while the pitching should keep scores low enough to win a few games. Once a batter connects, the pressure comes to Mulugeta, so if that's who you rely on, well done.

Teamname: Aminey Wanderers
Stadium: Le Losange (26000) in Aminey, Cote Austral
Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-0
Playoffs made: 1
Historical Championships: 4

Prediction: 3

Star players
SP Gus Gavreau (31)
SS Simon Gray (29)
CF Aman Teklu, BNJ (19)
LF Mason Bennett (25)
1B Titi Barrande (32)

The Wanderers can go far this year. Third in predictions, the newly moved team can rely on a few national team pitchers, but most of the talent is fielding somewhere else. Hitting is great, defence is solid with Gray and Barrande, and another Banijan talent, Teklu, is looked at for getting his teammates on base. Bennett helps there as well. The Wanderers should win games by simply outscoring opponents, with decent starting pitchers - but the bullpen is worrying.

Teamname: Arakura Knights
Stadium: Ginofruit Field (28000) in Arakura, Yoshima
Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-0
Playoffs made: 1
Historical Championships: 0

Prediction: 7

Star players
CP Varunobu Ozawa (27)
1B Ben Descombes (29)
SP Tsuno Hatanaka (24)

The Knights are decent across the board but don't have a lot of top-tier talent. With plenty of years to go, their core is young enough to have some development left. Ozawa is one of the best - if not the best - closer in the league. Descombes needs to defend well. Another team that prevents runs rather than scoring them.

Teamname: Echizen Dragons
Stadium: Uvesaki Field (24000) in Echizen, Yoshima
Championships: 1
Record in final: 1-0
Playoffs made: 1
Historical Championships: 0

Prediction: 4

Star players
C Tevi Kagulazaka (29)
3B Tsugahara Takata (29)
CP Kotaro Higashi (36)
1B Ré Fouquet (30)

The Dragons are a prototypical small-market team on the upswing. Not from the big cities, but definitely with good players in good places. Kagulazaka is one of the two best catchers, a strategist, and a true winner. The infield is stacked, the only problem is that the core is aging - the wins have to come this year, but are they good enough for that.

Teamname: Ferrovente Whales
Stadium: Ventovente (20000) in Ferrovente, Finisterre
Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-0
Playoffs made: 0
Historical Championships: 0

Prediction: 10

Star players
SP Xerman Figueredo (28)
SP Camilo Vahamonde (31)

Ouch. The Whales, a proud, large-city team eager to put a decent season in the books, have whiffed on a lot of decisions. There isn't much here this year. The pitching is deep, the bullpen is not great, the infield is alright, but the outfield - and the hitting - are atrocious. For a team this proud, with this long a history, this will not be an easy season - not that they've had a lot of those in the past.

Teamname: Intermare Admirals
Stadium: Naminaka Park (11000) in Schemerdrecht, Intermare
Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-0
Playoffs made: 0
Historical Championships: 3

Prediction: 6

Star players
SP Ko Nijveld (24)
MP Tacaro Cevocalu (27)
1B Vianol Sivurila (27)
CP Parevu Uvulivelu (31)

The Admirals have been in Intermare for a while, and with the best climate advantage of all teams, but also with some guaranteed rain-outs later in the year, the Admirals have enough to push for playoffs. Not with the core of some other teams, but this should be an entertaining team down to the last week of scheduled play. Nijveld has no national team experience yet but that can't last long. The fielding is good, the hitting is alright, but the pitching is where this team is looking to win games.

Teamname: Katashi Generals
Stadium: Katashi Dome (58000) in Katashi, Yoshima
Championships: 1
Record in final: 1-0
Playoffs made: 2
Historical Championships: 3

Prediction: 8

Star players
8P Habi Hoga (27)
2B Sukenobu Tanikawa (34)
CF Jasuviro Esumi (28)

Still some of the biggest names in baseball, but now with even less supporting cast. There is so little depth in the bullpen or for fielding, but at least the three most famous names are some all-time bests in the sport. Hoga is unfortunate to pitch in such a weird position, but gets closing or middle relief duties at club level, and Tanikawa and Esumi are in extraordinary form. There is a little there in the outfield, with Vamada and Kikuchi, but the Generals will have to think about establishing a new core or even a rebuild.

Teamname: Katashi Giants
Stadium: Maesaki Park (31000) in Katashi, Yoshima
Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-1
Playoffs made: 1
Historical Championships: 0

Prediction: 2

Star players
SS Dodo Ritsushima (30)
SP Suta Akija (26)
RF Kiro Ogasawara (28)
SP Shovei Nagatsuka (25)

The Giants are here to win titles - something they have never done before despite the talent they have. With the Generals in the same city, who are in the opposite situation: plenty of titles, but nothing to look forward to on short notice, the Giants have an opportunity to get back at their biggest rivals. Ritsushima is the best player of the nation, easily, with record on-base percentages year in, year out. Akija and Nagatsuka form a pitching duo that can take out most of a high-stakes 3-game series. Ogasawara is a one-man clean-up crew. This is the Giants year - but there's so much pressure on them.

Teamname: Nitoya Silvers
Stadium: Twin Field (27000) in Nitoya, Yoshima
Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-0
Playoffs made: 0
Historical Championships: 0

Prediction: 11

Star players
LF Tasu Shiro (34)
C Mito Arima (28)

Another year of not mattering, the small-town Silvers will continue to have poor years. Shiro is a ridiculously good player, the best outfielder in the nation, but the Silvers have not enough wage budget left to surround him with talent. Also, is a left fielder really something you'd want to build a team around?

Teamname: Santa Teresa Stars
Stadium: The Citadel (37000) in Santa Teresa, Finisterre
Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-1
Playoffs made: 1
Historical Championships: 5

Prediction: 1

Star players
C Juan Berganza (28)
3B Sabino Lema (30)
MP Roman Sotolongo (30)
1B Eutelo Agramonte (33)

While interstate Whalers are on more and more down years, the record champion Stars are looking to add another title - their first in the modern era. Berganza is the best catcher in Ko-oren with Kagulazaka. The infield is stellar, there is some hitting, and there are a bunch of pitchers that are looking at national-team callups despite the fact most of them haven't had one yet. Excellent roster building by the front office, adding a few young pitchers alongside experienced big names who are on one last small contract, and with Sotolongo there is incredible relief as well. Agramonte is the standard national team backup, too.

Teamname: Suvira Quarry
Stadium: Obsidian Park (35000) in Suvira, Yoshima
Championships: 1
Record in final: 0-0
Playoffs made: 0
Historical Championships: 0

Prediction: 5

Star players
SP Suno Matsuda (25)
SS Jukichi Sakurano (28)
SP Tojoaki Jabe (26)
8P Koyo Igarashi (24)

The Quarry are a small-market exception to the rule: they are competitive time and time again, with a young, locally raised core, shutdown pitching, and great defence but with huge gaps in certain positions. First base is a notoriously hard position to fill for them, which stops them from being outright favourites most of the time.

Teamname: Teragaseki Dynamo
Stadium: Vidari Stadium (22000) in Teragaseki, Yoshima
Championships: 0
Record in final: 0-0
Playoffs made: 0
Historical Championships: 1

Prediction: 12

Star players
SP Senzo Utada (31)

Sorry, did that say "Star players?" The Dynamo have nothing there, a barren roster, most of their starters are over 30, and atrocious pitching. Sell everything, try again.
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Soccer - Season 32
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The Top League
Last season
Still without promotion/relegation to the second level, the Top League commenced with the same 12 teams as always. Maynard AFC had hoped to turn the corner and start being competitive, but after ten matchdays, they were still rock bottom - but at least with a way up. They weren't far behind. At the top, we saw the first few contenders try to get loose from the competition: it was Aminey CS, surprisingly, who started off very well despite the negative predictions for them. Behind them, we find the two Yoshiman teams, Katashi-Kanatsu and Advance Alara. Aminey CS would soon drop, but the two Yoshima teams will remain in the top few teams for a while. The other contenders, with Tanques AOE and Miradela GD rumoured to have extremely good seasons, were nowhere to be seen. Yet.

The season structure has 22 initial matchdays, after which the top 6 is separated from the bottom six. The top six plays one full round-robin, as does the bottom six, so whatever you land on after those 22 games is absolutely vital. Tanques AOE had an incredible series, going from 8th to 1st in those 12 games. Advance Alara and Katashi-Kanatsu were now in 2nd and 4th. Miradela GD caught up and secured 5th place, despite losing a few key pieces and always looking to drop out. Their city rivals Branvon CD even took 3rd! That was unexpected - let's see if they can keep up. Schemerdrecht SVV rounds out the top 6, at a noticeable disadvantage, but still in the dance. The bottom six had Maethoru SC, a club that's lost their magic but still managed a top 6 finish somehow until this season - their window has now closed and it's now up to them how to find the way up again. Straudum, unmentioned so far, with a great defence but unable to score goals to save their life, in 8th. Aminey CS dropped from 1st to 9th, doing a reverse Tanques AOE move. Maynard AFC did not finish last! They were 10th. In the two last places, we find two rivals, owners of fantastic defences, conservative tactics, but also a lot of talent: Cirelbourne and Bruncester. Too bad.

Whereas Maethoru always comes drifting up in the end (they just didn't this year), Miradela GD can be counted on to barely make it in the top six and then obliterate the direct rivals for the title in the last 10 days (six teams, so you play five opponents twice, for 10 final matchdays in the top six group). And they start off well, four wins and a draw to start out the Championship Group. Advance Alara's attacking strategy keeps paying off with a few key players on amazing form, then Branvon is next. Tanques AOE, even with a magnificent opening 22 games, seem to have lost the plot a little. Schemerdrecht SVV are doing as advertised: they were lucky to hit the top six, but are now falling further behind. In the bottom six, Maynard AFC are suddenly winning and winning - could they grab 7th overall? Maethoru SC's woes continue as they win just one in five now.

Then, with the final five games done, the Championship Group (that's the top six) has Miradela going on a great run, winning 6 out of 10, with Advance Alara and Tanques AOE close behind with five wins out of 10. That means, for the final standings (from the first 22 matchdays and the last 10 combined), Tanques AOE win their first championship! Miradela GD somehow come in second, with Advance Alara's daring tactics in a defensive country rewarded with third place. Branvon CD are going to the Challenger's Cup with their fourth place. Katashi-Kanatsu and Schemerdrecht SVV fall short, 10 and 13 points behind Branvon. There was a clear top 4 this year, and Tanques AOE were just a full bit better than the rest. In the Challenge Group (the bottom six), Maethoru SC finish 7th overall, with Aminey CS (carried by their brilliant opening of the season) in 8th. Maynard AFC finish 9th - bad by objective standards, but their best finish in years. The southeastern duo of Cirelbourne and Bruncester are 9th and 10th - still the (second) biggest derby in Ko-oren, but with none of the quality, unfortunately.

This Season
All 12 teams are extremely close together. The gap between 12th and 1st might be smaller than ever. Still, some teams have managed to strengthen themselves through the transfer market quite a bit - or dealt very well internally, with a record number of internal transfers.

Teamname: Katashi-Kanatsu
Stadium: Suzumebachi Stadium (25000) in Katashi, Yoshima
Founded: 1901
Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 0

Katashi-Kanatsu: Stewart^AUD- Vatsu, Mizuno, Ardouin, Convery^BRE- Yokota, Nakazono, Mettis ^CMT, Ishimaki- Sonnel ^CMT, Nagamine

Prediction: 1


Katashi-Kanatsu are continuing their amazing rise to the top with a great offseason (on paper), adding Stewart and Convery who will act as immediate improvements on their position. With excellent defenders like Mizuno and Ardouin, and locking down the defence with Yokota, the rest of the squad have the opportunity to act out Katashi's attacking gameplan, which is the one area in which the club is very different from the standard Ko-orenite club. In secret, though, Katashi has put together an incredibly tight unit between the central defenders and central midfield. Even if their natural tendency is to attack over the sides via Nakazono and Ishimaki, a more central option with Mettis and Sonnel makes much more sense. Stewart is an addition that immediately makes the team even more impenetrable. Also, with four foreign players, this is one team that has embraced the international transfer market. With a keen eye for what is needed to make the team better, they're probably the best buyers in the league.

Teamname: Schemerdrecht SVV
Stadium: Orange Bowl (54000) in Schemerdrecht, Intermare
Founded: 1865
Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 0

Schemerdrecht SVV: Goossen- Nijboer, Langenhof, Kobayashi ^HIN, Heldoorn- Egmar^KSK, Crone, Hilberdink, Wormstal- Siebelt, Dhondt^NQU

Prediction: 2


Schemerdrecht SVV are back in contention after a few quiet years of bouncing around mid-table. They, too have been adding a few pieces, but they've kept their core in place as much as possible. Egmar is their biggest acquisition of the summer, turning a defensively solid team, capable of castling in and defending a 1-0 win at all costs, into a team that has the capability of scoring that second goal and being that much more secure. With Egmar as a defensive midfielder, and Hilberdink as playmaker, they've anchored a central duo for the rest of the team to pivot around. Schemerdrecht SVV are the next club copying Katashi-Kanatsu and Advance Alara in developing a more possession-oriented team that's not all about defence - maybe a national culture change is around the corner... but then again, we've been saying that for years and defence is still the best we do. Even Schemerdrecht, with Goossen, Nijboer, and new Kobayashi, are a very capable team at the back.

Teamname: Miradela GD
Stadium: Estádio Fortaleza (29000) in Santa Teresa, Finisterre
Founded: 1938
Championships: 2
Historical Championships: 1

Miradela GD: Munks- Giragultinden, Steelshrift ^NPH, yChibwod- Yerowie, Viera, Vahamonde, Agramonte- Vermelho, Blair^CBP, Noya

Prediction: 3


Miradela GD just don't seem to taper off and give up their championship window. Winning two titles in a row, and then finishing top 3 behind Tanques AOE last year, and the southern team are back at it again. Trusting their coach, and their style, they've only added Blair from Baker Park to the mix. One of very few teams to build up out wide, with Viera and Vahamonde, Miradela will struggle against the centre-heavy teams (especially those mentioned above). In attack, Miradela have more options than any other team in the competition, like in the last few years. Maintaining possession is vital for a team that's not too strong at the back, despite an absolute standout goalie in Munks. Despite the holes on the roster, Miradela is back for another shot at the title.

Teamname: Bruncester United AFC
Stadium: Top Brass Arena (19500) in Bruncester, Surbourneshire
Founded: 1920
Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 0

Bruncester United AFC: Palmgroen - Gicquel, MacDermot ^BLN, Hovestad , Kitchingham, Brogley- Palethorpe, Gregory, Oakden- Nethersole, Gaunaurinthen

Prediction: 4


Back from a few quiet years in the bottom three, Bruncester United AFC have gotten the numbers in the books back to black, with a almost entirely homegrown team, and shot up in the predictions. Absolute trash up front, the Cirelbourne rivals have a bus station for a defence. Palmgroen is new, and with Gicquel, MacDermot, Hovestad, and Brogley, they have four of the best 10-12 defenders in the league. Even if Nethersole can't get it done, and they added Gaunaurinthen even though he'd be a backup striker for the other 11 teams in the Top League... once Bruncester are up 1-0, good luck getting that equaliser. It can't be done. Well built, but boring to watch, Bruncester might sneak into the Challenger's Cup - where they've been a few times before.

Teamname: Maynard AFC
Stadium: Armskirk Municipal Ground (26000) in Maynard, Gehrenna
Founded: 1928
Championships: 1
Historical Championships: 0

Maynard AFC: Cholmondeley- Aberg , Norman, Meynard ^EQS, Kildare, Bywaters- Richey, Pennington, Potter- Maxwell, Steppe^XAN

Prediction: 5


Maynard AFC in the top 6?? What is going on? After a title, they've slid way down to 12th place for 3 straight years, and only started a modest way up last season. Relying on the defunct Ounaian league, the team's owner lost quite a bit of money without adding those key talents to the team - and back to the drawing board they had to go. With limited means, but a massive heartland (larger than any team in the league), they've put together a few misfits from the area and made it into a competent team once again. With Steppe, they even have a competent two-man striking force, rare to find in Ko-oren. Without stars, but with excellent role players in every place, Maynard can rely on sheer talent the least of all 12 teams, but the strong collective, versatile players, and decent tacticians at the head of it, the team can surprise. Pennington as a playmaker (who somehow hasn't made a Dragonfly deubt yet!) is vital to the team. If he goes down, this team might fall back to 12.

Teamname: Tanques AOE
Stadium: Stade Amandine (30000) in Étouille, Cote Austral
Founded: 1978
Championships: 1
Historical Championships: 1

Tanques AOE: Moineau- yLladdlog, Granet, Langberg- Train, Ulysse, Helzinger^NPH, yChibwod, Bousquet- Weaver^MBT, Affré

Prediction: 6


Harsh to put Tanques AOE at 6 after a monumental championship run. They've put together the midfield to end all midfields, but forgot to cater to their stars' needs, and one by one they lost the form they had. A shame, because there's still more individual talent on this team than on any other. Modest in the transfer market, they've only added Weaver (because strikers are very hard to come by), and snatched Langberg out of the second division. It's criminal how mismanaged this team seems to be, and on individual class they should make it to the top 6 anyway. Maybe there's more to it than we see - and then a title prolongation is in the works. Also, Duchemin left, leaving quite a gap in the striker force. Weaver better deliver.

Teamname: Advance Alara
Stadium: Spider Stadium (21000) in Alara, Yoshima
Founded: 1964
Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 1

Advance Alara: Folkhard ^NPH- Cloudburst ^EQS, Shiba, Chu ^QCY, Truin- Tsutsui, Odell, Metharom ^HIN, Murakami- Tang^PFA, Wouters

Prediction: 7


Like their eastern colleagues, Katashi, Advance Alara have fully embraced giving contracts to foreigners. With players from five different nations, this is the most multicultural team on the archipelago. By now, most of them are household names: Cloudburst, Folkhard, Metharom. Last season, Advance Alara captured the hearts of many neutral watchers, for their free-flowing style and entertaining football, let alone how foreign football fans found the Top League over a shared love for Alara. Then how are they at 7th? Well, after a wonder run to third place, they became the most active club in the transfer market. Seeing all of their international bids, except for Tang, fall through and then settling for a lot of domestic rejects didn't do their stock any good. Kobayashi, Tanikawa, Maeda are out, all stalwarts of last season's team, and they are replaced by Wouters, Brakke, and Buthoningun, most of which just aren't upgrades. Wouters is, but is he as good as Maeda? Tsuchida also suffered a drop in confidence, and did not look good in the preseason. This team has a few highly paid big names on the bench (Brakke, Buthoningun, Strobos) and this wastefulness just won't do.

Teamname: Aminey CS
Stadium: Stade sur la Baie (70000) in Aminey, Cote Austral
Founded: 1884
Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 0

Aminey CS: Hanazawa- de Breye^OAM, Anvil, Argall^SRS, Compton- Delacruz ^BJK, Carbonneau, Checkered Flag ^EQS, Didier- Erisia, Mirzadeh

Prediction: 8


With only Hanazawa new to the starting XI, Aminey have failed to address the many needs they had. Still, with a few foreign players, there's still a very good team on paper - but as the team with the most pressure and the highest targets, they can only disappoint. Aminey CS wants to get back in the top 6 with their fanbase and deep pockets, but all international bids fell through and then there still isn't a real team on the field - eleven individuals, sure. De Breye and Argall are much better than what they're showing so far, but should be given more time. Carbonneau, Checkered Flag, and Didier are an insanely talented midfield and will pull this team close to the top 6... but likely won't get them in.

Teamname: Straudum
Stadium: Hazel Arena (18500) in Straudum, Sudaefjoll
Founded: 1995
Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 0

Straudum: Neihof- Aelisire, van Schelven, Mislahaunden, Tuff^DOG, Hellegeland- Breedland, Inchcombe, Tez ^QUS- Beaulieu, Pardoner^BRE

Prediction: 9


Straudum is a club that's as traditional as they come. Few transfers, few distractions, few changes, year in, year out. It's no surprise that the club has lost many a player to clubs abroad, and even several players to clubs nearby. For players that want a little action, it's just not the most exciting club. From occasional Challenger's Cup scares, they're now down to midtable, with chances of even lower finishes. That's not to say there's nothing there to enjoy: as one of three extremely defensive clubs (with Bruncester and Cirelbourne), they have Neihof, Van Schelven, and Hellegeland, and plenty of other national teamers. The most exciting player they have now (now that Van Schelven is growing up) is Mislahaunden - and with that defence, adding Tuff, this defence is as good as they get. Tez is a good playmaker for them, and Pardoner has plenty to offer, but otherwise the roster is barren as long as the rest of the midfield won't play well and Neihof is letting in all kinds of idiotic goals.

Teamname: Branvon CD
Stadium: Estádio Marítimo (28000) in Santa Teresa, Finisterre
Founded: 1902
Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 7

Branvon CD: Soumare^ASU- Basquez, Dieulafoy, ySaellhon, Rodas- Reza, Oakley, Taraala^MRN, Puga- Beaudouin, Novoa

Prediction: 10


Branvon is also down from a few good years in the top 6. Adding Soumare and Taraala is changing their downturn into stagnation or even an uptick. The truth is that they're relying on old stars, has-beens, or local heroes that honestly never were that good. Disrupting the team-building process isn't helping, and the poor front office moves are only hurting the team further. Novoa, Beaudouin and Puga aren't as good as they once were, and just because you have Soumare, Taraala, and Basquez, isn't enough. ySaellhon and Oakley are better than average too, but the rest of the team has gotten complacent - and that for a working class team.

Teamname: Maethoru SC
Stadium: Rikalathen Arena (39000) in Maethoru, Mayara
Founded: 1910
Championships: 1
Historical Championships: 9

Maethoru SC: Theshendan- Bijstroom, Monurga, Hergulauthen- Marrable, Amawai, Eleveld, Janoreirinthen, Lalaseringun- Ensaunden, Robert^APY

Prediction: 11


The Monarchs of the Top League, with a record number of historical titles and too many Champions' League appearances, is in a tough situation. Their policy of always getting players with a Ko-orenite passport is hurting them now that the rest of the league has embraced the multiverse. Apart from Denjamic, they now also have Robert and seem to only grab strikers from the rest of the world. Theshendan has started a decline, a complete lack of confidence while he's otherwise the same person. Hergulauthen hasn't been called up to the national team in a while as well. Janoreirinthen is the team's only national team player, and for his sake, it looks like his only way is out. A lot is needed to right the ship, can they get it right this season?

Teamname: Cirelbourne United
Stadium: Quicksilver Stadium (15500) in Cirelbourne, Surbourneshire
Founded: 1926
Championships: 0
Historical Championships: 0

Cirelbourne United: Gosens- Ishiwata, Whitewoods^BRE, Blijdenstein , Swadling- Shipton-Smith^XAN, Forward, Valente, Klensberg^NQU- Zinchester, Turner

Prediction: 12


Lastly, there's Cirelbourne United. Along with rivals Bruncester United AFC, they were once great, then terrible, and now Bruncester is back up. Cirelbourne will have to work a little longer on it. The southern team has added Shipton-Smith to get a pretty decent midfield together. Not as good as most of the others, but definitely passable. Between him and Klensberg, as well as Zinchester up front, there are structures there that make attacking easy. If they can learn to find each other during this year, Cirelbourne should be able to score a halfway decent amount of goals, feeding national teamer Turner, just to show how poor Ko-oren is at producing finishers. The team's strength has always been defence. With Whitewoods, Ishiwata, and Gosens, there's quality there... but on the whole, this team is sub par.

Transfers
The league dropped to 30th in the Financial Power Index, but this time around the number of acquisitions far outruns the number of sales. Still, that was enough for most clubs to get some great additions:
Ko-oren -> Abroad
Antoine Duchemin (ST, 26) Tanques AOE -> Starling (NPH) 6
Cilistro Bugarin (ST, 27) Miradela GD -> Felswyr (CMT) 4
Shoji Suzukaze (LB, 29) Katashi-Kanatsu -> Avenida Leal (FFD) Undisclosed

Abroad -> Ko-oren
Dorothea Soumare (GK, 22) ASU Aznavour OSC ASU -> Branvon 1
Eilidh Convery (LB, 27) BRE Kingsgrove BRE -> Katashi-Kanatsu 4
Caspar Pardoner (LW, 26) BRE Kingsgrove BRE -> Straudum 4
Ian Egmar (D/ML, 26) KSK Langlois Océanic KSK -> Schemerdrecht SVV 1.5
Niiko Taraala (RM/RB, 28) MRN Wyrmstone MRN -> Branvon 3
Tim Blair (ST, 28) CBP Richmond Station FC CBP -> Miradela 3
Jason Shipton-Smith (MF/DM, 28) XAN Reedostown XAN -> Cirelbourne 1.5
Peter Steppe (ST, 26) XAN Ferryman's 11 XAN -> Maynard AFC 0.75
Amelia Tuff (CB, 25) DOG Cyrfall DOG -> Straudum 0.75
Thomas Stewart (GK, 22) AUD Hornchurch EUR -> Katashi-Kanatsu 2
Aristotle Weaver (CM, 27) MBT Holdenberg EUR -> Tanques AOE 4
Hansel Tang (CF/LW/LM, 27) PFA Holhot United PFA -> Advance Alara 2

Notable Internal Transfers
Bengt Palmgroen Laringen AFC -> Bruncester United AFC
Josef Bijstroom Laringen AFC -> Maethoru SC
Tabo Tanikawa Advance Alara -> Aminey CS
Sanetomo Maeda Advance Alara -> Ambergate City
Vidar Langberg Strongfair -> Tanques AOE
Geré Manaudou Cirelbourne United -> WSR AFC
Saunlilun Buthoningun Branvon CD -> Advance Alara
Katsuro Kobayashi ^HIN Advance Alara -> Schemerdrecht SVV
Maresuke Wakasugi Bruncester United AFC -> Aminey CS
Karl Brakke Straudum -> Advance Alara
Wouter Wouters Maynard AFC -> Advance Alara
Takayuki Hanazawa Katashi-Kanatsu -> Aminey CS
Gidhasok Gaunaurinthen Katashi-Kanatsu -> Bruncester United AFC
Mirutan Tartaguthen Maethoru SC -> Katashi-Kanatsu
William Robert^APY Schemerdrecht SVV -> Maethoru SC

Abroad -> Abroad
Masashige Vachimitsu (ST, 32) Finbar Stalwarts BRE -> FC Novonaya KSK

IFCF and International Club Competitions

It's the best season we've ever had! It's incredible, but we've had two clubs in the Challenger's Cup group stage which gives us the long desired second Champions' League spot. After years, if not decades, of muddling on the fringes of international club football, Ko-oren finally is doing something. We now occupy 27th place, a few points loose from those below us, but also with a gap up to 26th. If we have another season like this, we could climb up as far as 18th next cycle. With three consecutive years like this one, the top 10 looking closer and closer...

Tanques was our entry into the Champions' League. Surviving their first meeting, against the Beachport Seahawks, Teussen Stelburg proved too big. In the Challenger's Cup, they pushed into the group stage after two more playoff rounds. In the group, they squared up against teams from Kita-Hinode, Valanora, and Nephara - nations whose leagues are a little too big for us by quite a bit - but Tanques AOE pressed on in second place, winning, drawing, and losing twice each. Only two points were won at home - two victories, including one against the massive Sabrefell Athletic, came away. The bad luck in getting huge teams from huge leagues continued, and Olympia FC from Eastfield Lodge was too much in the first knockout stage.

Miradela GD, as our second placed teams, entered the Challenger's Cup in the late playoff stages. They took on, and beat, Emerald SC Knoxville, then promptly were nowhere against Apox' Dwile Warriors. Are we ever getting a fun, friendly draw?

Advance Alara was our third representative. They took their adventurous play into the multiverse, beating Olcastle, Fjodels Ketting, Jraxville, Southern Star (from Brenecia!), and Langtree United on their way to the group stage... with a team from Valanora, Nephara... and 95X. Again, no luck with the draw there - but the easterners survived, in second place, with three wins and three losses (3 points at home, 6 away, including a 0-4 win at Sabrefell Moths) only to get knocked out in the first knockout round by AC Izotz Zubia - I know you needed luck to get this far, but this is ridiculous.

Our fourth entry was Branvon CD, beating Kita-Hinode's Mashu Hellowenia and later Falourr from Eura (!). No shortage of massive leagues for us. They were then knocked out by... Izotz Zubia.

The AOCL was no success, and the IUCC was not won by a Ko-orenite club this time around. Yeah, I am surprised too. Aminey CS reached the second round of the Cup Winners' Cup. The only other notable result was Arboren's push into the Liga B group stage - and even the Round of 16.

Champions' League
Second Preliminary Round
(TOR) Beachport Seahawks 0–5 Tanques AOE (KOR) 0–2 0–3

Third Preliminary Round
(KOR) Tanques AOE 2–3 FC Teussen Stelburg (STL) 1–2 1–1

Challenger's Cup
First Preliminary Round
(BRP) Olcastle United 1–7 Advance Alara (KOR) 1–4 0–3
(NWK) Toureres 0–3 Branvon CD (KOR) 0–3 0–0

Second Preliminary Round
(KOR) Branvon CD 5–3 Mashu Hellowenia (HIN) 2–2 3–1
(NQU) Fjoedels Ketting 2–3 Advance Alara (KOR) 1–2 1–1

Third Preliminary Round
(KOR) Branvon CD 3–2 Falourr (EUR) 2–2 1–0
(APY) Emerald SC Knoxville 1–2 Miradela GD (KOR) 0–0 1–2
(KOR) Advance Alara 2–1 Jraxville FC (CBR) 2–1 0–0

Playoff Round
(KOR) Advance Alara 2–1 Southern Star (BRE) 0–1 2–0
(KOR) Branvon CD 1–3 AC Izotz Zubia (AUD) 1–3 0–0
(KOR) Tanques AOE 2–0 Namiri Forest (ZWZ) 2–0 0–0
(KOR) Miradela GD 0–4 Dwile Warriors (APX) 0–1 0–3

Qualifying Round
(KOR) Advance Alara 2–0 Langtree United (MRC) 2–0 0–0
(KOR) Tanques AOE 3–0 Lonngeylin Coast (VIL) 0–0 3–0

Group Stage

Group D Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts NPH KOR HIN VAL
1 Sabrefell Athletic NPH 6 4 0 2 12 11 1 12 - 1-3 4-3 2-1
2 Tanques AOE KOR 6 2 2 2 9 8 1 8 0-1 - 2-2 1-1
3 Pascal Mashu HIN 6 2 1 3 10 10 0 7 * 3-1 1-2 - 0-1
4 Ibini FC VAL 6 2 1 3 6 8 -2 7 * 1-3 2-1 0-1 -

Group L Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts VAL KOR NPH NFX
1 SC Rinaldi VAL 6 4 1 1 10 5 5 13 - 2-0 0-3 1-0
2 Advance Alara KOR 6 3 0 3 12 12 0 9 1-4 - 4-3 1-2
3 Sabrefell Moths NPH 6 2 2 2 9 10 -1 8 0-0 0-4 - 2-1
4 University City NFX 6 1 1 4 6 10 -4 4 1-3 1-2 1-1 -

Round of 32
(KOR) Tanques AOE 1–2 Olympia FC (EFL) 0–1 1–1
(KOR) Advance Alara 2–6 AC Izotz Zubia (AUD) 1–5 1–1

Cup Winners' Cup
Preliminary Round
(FVA) Bavingtor FC 2-4 Aminey CS (KOR) 0-2 2-2

First Round
(SCT) Cornellians 4-1 Aminey CS (KOR) 2-0 2-1

AOCL
Preliminary Round
(VIL) Eastal Lunar 7–3 Tanques AOE (KOR) 4-0 3-3

IUCC
First Round
Katashi Keizai Daigaku (KOR) 1–1 Air Force Aeros (TAE) (1–2 AET)

Second Round
Tim City University (DAR) 2–1 Uni of A&E of Grain- and Leeshire (KOR)
Bécherel University (OAM) 0–1 Economical Institute of Amandine (KOR)
Himawari University (HIN) 1–1 Willowbourne Technological Academy (KOR) (2–2 AET) (5–3 pen.)

Round of 16
TU Stelburg (STL) 1–1 Economical Institute of Amandine (KOR) (2–1 AET)

Liga B Champions' Trophy
First Preliminary Round
(AUD) Osarese Marcadia 2–3 WSR AFC (KOR) 0–1 2–2

Second Preliminary Round
(PFA) Armed Forced FC a 3–3 WSR AFC (KOR) 0–0 3–3
(VIL) Jlinal Cove 7–1 Castelo e Calvente CS (KOR) 4–1 3–0

Third Preliminary Round
(KOR) Arboren FC 8–1 Byton (JEC) 5–1 3–0

Playoff Round
(AUD) KT Ferramendiak 2–5 Arboren FC (KOR) 2–5 0–0

Group Stage
Group B P W D L GF GA GD Pts RtV Arb RzA MyS
1 Rotor Värstjö SVJ 6 4 1 1 13 8 5 13 - 2-0 2-3 2-1
2 Arboren FC KOR 6 3 1 2 8 7 1 10 2-2 - 2-0 1-2
3 Rozelle Alliance BRE 6 2 0 4 8 11 -3 6 * 2-3 0-1 - 1-2
4 Myrrh-Streamer OAM 6 2 0 4 7 10 -3 6 * 0-2 1-2 1-2 -

Round of 16
(KOR) Arboren FC 2–3 SC Myrkan (PAS) 2–1 0–2

Rising Stars Cup
First Qualifying Round
(MRN) lil Daemons 2–4 Greencaster FC (KOR) 1–1 1–3

Second Qualifying Round
(TUR) Kionao Youth a 2–2 Greencaster FC (KOR) 0–1 2–1

Vilitan Cove Invitational
Preliminary Round
(FID) Perotres Bandaroon 4-3 Maethoru CS (KOR) 2-2 2-1
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The Ko-orenite Cup
In the quarterfinals, only one Top League team was left. This was Aminey CS, and after beating Greencaster Business University 3-0, they were the only semifinalist in one of our top two divisions. They squeaked by versus Pride of Eaglebury (6-5 on penalties) and then had a relatively easy victory in the final, versus Dartha AFC, winning 5-1. This is by far the most lopsided final we've had in decades, if not longer. All that while Dartha AFC finished 9th in its division (third tier!) and narrowly escaped relegation to the fourth tier. It seems that for the forseeable future, bigger clubs will keep fielding youth teams in the Cup - not that there's anything wrong with that - but it does raise questions as to the competition's importance and place in an ever more crowded calendar.

Given the 12-team divisions, some mathematics were needed to come up with a Cup system. Here it is:
Round 1: all Academy, University, and div 4 teams
Round 2: all Round 1 winners, div 3 teams, and worst 4 div 2 teams
Round 3: all Round 2 winners, best 8 div 2 teams, and all div 1 teams
Rounds 4-8: all previous Round winners

Football Pyramid
The pyramid stays the same for this season, with some promotion/relegation between divisions 2-4, but nothing to and from the Top League. The KFA was rumoured to open up the Top League, but they decided against it in the end. The motion was voted away (for this year at least) 14-10 in a tiny margin...

Second
Arboren FC were above and beyond the best lower league club of the nation. They were ahead for most of the season. Castelo e Calvente CS came in second. WSR AFC were third, featuring a good home advantage, tucked away west of the mountains. Mawrystwyth, far away from everyone on their southwestern peninsula, finished 4th. The second division, without the big city teams of the Top League, have developed a culture of their own with so many rural teams - but it works, and the fans are happy. They rather would have liked promotion to the Top League, but that's not on the table yet. A year of solid growth in revenue and ticket sales should push the final few votes in promotion/relegation's favour. Laringen AFC and Leeshire United relegate to the third level.

Teamname: Ambergate City
Stadium: Gates of Alexandria (9000) in Burnet, Surbourneshire
Star players
CB Huug Zwikker (26) - Ambergate City

Teamname: Arboren FC
Stadium: Aeresa (10000) in Arboren, Aerellen
Star players
CB Aelamsa Ausel (25) - Arboren FC
RB Aorippe Aerelia (25) - Arboren FC
SS Aisea Aelsine (26) - Arboren FC

Teamname: Castelo e Calvente CS
Stadium: Edogense (16000) in Ferrovente, Finisterre
Star players
GK Frederico Navia (26) - Castelo e Calvente CS
RB Rodolfo Parada (20) - Castelo e Calvente CS
CM Calisto Martis (23) - Castelo e Calvente CS

Teamname: Couziers-Olympiques
Stadium: Stade Central (7100) in Linieux, Cote Austral
Star players
CB Gré Arceneaux (23) - Couziers-Olympiques
RB Max Pernet (19) - Couziers-Olympiques

Teamname: Gehrenna FC
Stadium: Kautherlugin Field (17500) in Gehrenna, Mayara
Star players
GK Senparnin Baurkidhaunden (23) - Gehrenna FC
LB Morasak Sirmauringun (26) - Gehrenna FC
LM Kausuispiru Zalmaulthindhen (21) - Gehrenna FC

Teamname: Huthwich & Iduloren FC
Stadium: The Ovation Station (5000) in Huthwich, Gehrenna
Star players
CB Geja Rutter (24) - Huthwich & Iduloren FC
GK Rilbiposun Guouldherindhen (19) - Huthwich & Iduloren FC
RF Gust Kwant (21) - Huthwich & Iduloren FC

Teamname: Mawrystwyth
Stadium: Cytrial Parc (12500) in Mawrystwyth, Mawryshire
Star players
CB Chwlwm yFfeofcon (24) - Mawrystwyth

Teamname: Nyashawill
Stadium: Dalaberry (9000) in Nyashawill, West Strand Riding
Star players
GK Larre Bossink (20) - Nyashawill

Teamname: Strongfair
Stadium: Fortune Valley (6100) in Strongfair, Gehrenna
Star players
ST Buburhunak Zinaurtherinthen (26) - Strongfair

Teamname: Teragaseki
Stadium: Dokudo Stadium (12000) in Teragaseki, Yoshima
Star players
RB Stef Wijnholdt (25) - Teragaseki
LB Mamil Vigouroux (23) - Teragaseki
ST Kenji Miyahara (25) - Teragaseki

Teamname: WSR AFC
Stadium: Uriagali Field (10000) in Eaglebury, West Strand Riding
Star players
LB Tamrie Munarring (23) - WSR AFC
RF Dundor Windill (23) - WSR AFC
CM Nanberry Bingarra (21) - WSR AFC

Teamname: Zinchester Town
Stadium: Cyroria Ring (10800) in Zinchester, Surbourneshire
Star players
CB Jebung Bumbra (23) - Zinchester Town
LB Michael Mattson (20) - Zinchester Town
AM Bou Overink (24) - Zinchester Town
RB Don Carbey (20) - Zinchester Town

Third
There are two Third divisions: one in the south, one in the north. The Southern division receives Leeshire United, and sends Strongfair up - soccer is strong in the entire country, but somehow our most central province - and the second most populous overall - just doesn't have good clubs outside of Maynard AFC. They're rewarded with another team on the second level. Some of the better names of the division sadly relegate: Limecroft & Abyss FC (along with Vurusen and Grainshire United).

The Northern division receives Laringen AFC in exchange for Nyashawill (another rural team with a home base that's far out there!), with Tuinderbeek, Rozenvoorde, and April Bassin FC relegating. The North is home to many more rural teams, but from towns too small to get a decent XI together - they need a little more growth too.

Third - South
Anarcourt CF
Argyle Tuesday
Aviansola Eden
Brighthaven Town
Coloruna
Fukushira Guerilla
Leeshire United
Llandy FC
Otavura
Soothill
Sydberg
Vierciennes Victory

Third - North
Amandine AdF
Biney CF
Dartha AFC
Donderen
Laringen AFC
Launott
Linderivier AFC
Oai Unifié
Senoren FC
Serevne AFC
Sterrenwolde FC
Tuzmanjuth Jithaugom


Fourth
In six fourth divisions, only a handful of teams brought the fans to the stadium. Some large cities only have clubs at this low a level, and they can get up to 10.000 fans, but some clubs were shown to be in trouble. Soothill, Vierciennes, Fukushira, Linderivier, Biney, and Tuzmanjuth are promoted. Only Ansonville managed to finish under 30 points (on 24!).

Ansonville Association
Belmore FC
Burnet Athletic
Cerryrhos yDhiwmydis
Cirelbourne Townside
Feddhaw yChronws
Grainshire United
Langward
Marinwood Sunday
Oceanside South End
Opalshire FC
Penstead Clwb Peldred

Bellmare Union
Blanrasco Borealis
Cape Constilán
Chagança Central
Chamiers
Club Valeloma
Cresthill Ebony FC
Ferncombe
Glimmerfall Triumph
Limecroft & Abyss FC
Norille Orion
Vinroux Invincibles

Chikuno Hakuba
Echizen
Enkumo Diamond
Katashi Azura
Morivate Lava
Motojagava Taranchula
Nitoya
Odahayashi Revolution
Shimohavi
Shinsen Sunrise
Vurusen
Yonenomura

Aerellen Honoa SC
Egevea
Grimhof VV
Honingsweg
Kerkhaven-Rommefort-Combinatie
MEZWO-VEDC Lamau
Ossendal
SC Sokrona
Shinsen VV
Tuinderbeek FC
Turnaarde FC
Vleugelberg

Amillon CdF
Aminey Avalanche
Cygne de Dentillon
Diessy CdF
Foot Soibourgoise en Vert
Granon Altair CF
Liberazul Épitières
Linieux en Onyx
Ounoukal Aminey CA
Planneige
Roufortois
Rozenvoorde FC

April Bassin FC
Gakhithrau Dhikodhra
Mayara Soccer Guild
Mayara Zunemak
Myaranowra
Pride of Eaglebury
Sathtonoru Kaptu
Sauzjaregaun Saulrag
Sobdorlugin Komtherod
Tarrashall Pride
Tepkusoren Opkohme
Tokponen Rildhemau


Academy
The Academies were a great addition! 24 clubs from small communities but plenty of talent have been given a small team of youngsters to nourish. Greencaster FC was the best of them, but they should have a better playoff structure for next season. To keep costs low in a season that was all about seeing if the teams would be a hit among their fans (they were!), a champion was crowned without pitting the various division winners against each other. For school-friendly schedules, these teams only play 20 competitive matches per season.

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Grainshire Academy
Greencaster FC
Greencaster Marine Academy
Weyarra Sunrise
Wright United Academy
Academica Ferroventense
Berkton FC
Dayfade Soccer Academy
Gaulthisoru Royals
Idyllwild Academy
Joaqueras Academica de Futbol
Alpha Académie Malagnanaise
Étouillle Football Académie
Het Vlaggenschip
Mayara Mezkuloren Academy
Rozenvoordse Academie
Senoren Soccer Academy
Aerawa Academy FC
Alara Academy
Arakura Revelation
Katashi Rossoscuro
Straudum Sportacademie
Ysbeer Voetbalschool


University
Lastly, the university leagues. They went from 2 to 3 in order to keep travel costs down. The 24 teams are pretty established by now. Katashi somehow supplied the Northeastern division winner - their universities have long been worse than those from Sterrenwolde, Sudaefjoll, and Schemerdrecht for instance. The South-Central division was won by Grain- and Leeshire, another surprise winner, with the traditionally strong Willowbourne universities in 3rd, 6th, and 7th. The West-Central division was won by Amandine - also not a traditional soccer-heavyweight. Greencaster's universities finished in 7th and 8th - dead last - and the Capital universities (Maethoru, Gehrenna) were just out of the title in 3rd and 4th.

Economical Institute of Amandine
Gehrenna National University
Greencaster Business University
Greencaster Technical University
Maethoru National University
Surbourneshire Technical University
University of Mawryshire
West Strand Riding University
National University of Willowbourne
Santa Teresa Naval Academy
Uni of A&E of Grainand Leeshire
Universidade de Finisterre
Université de la Côte Austral
Université des Arts d'Aminey
Willowbourne Institute of Humanities
Willowbourne Technological Academy
Aevanna Ecologiske Universitet
Furune Geijutsu Daigaku
Katashi Keizai Daigaku
Katashi Yoshima Daigaku
Nordorenfjolluniversitet
Schemerdrechtuniversiteit
Sudaefjolluniversitet
Technische Universiteit Sterrenwolde
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Cricket - Season 11
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The season runs from May to September. In June, the List-A season is played, and in August, the T20 season is played. In May, July, and September, the First class season is completed.

Using traditional Ko-orenite months:
Tobtoren: 3 FC matches, LA first stage
Girizedh: LA finals, 4 FC matches
Selpernim: T20
Jaranethan: 3 FC matches

In First class, the six regions play each other twice, once home and once away. Three matches are played at the start of the season, four matches take place between List-A and T20, and the remaining three matches are scheduled for the end of the season. Bonus points have not changed since last season: 12 points for a win, 6 for a draw, 8 for a tie, 0 for a loss. Per innings, a team can earn another 5 points (maximum) for batting and 5 points (maximum) for bowling.

In List-A, the six regions play each other once. After that, the top three regions play one another, and the bottom three play one another. Out of all three formats, List-A is the shortest and the least glamourous. If international focus shifts towards this format, this is the first one to be expanded.

In T20, twelve franchise-like teams play each other once, followed by a single final between the top two finishers.

There are no plans to play any additional formats (such as T10).

For the first time, we will provide some coverage of cricket at the second level. All six regions have a 12-team system, competing for T20 and List-A cricket. These seasons run concurrent with the fixtures on the top level. Professionalism varies by club, and the 72 clubs are more amateur than semi-professional, if anything. Still, a lot of players that are just short of their regional team are put on second level List-A duty - which consequently harbours a bit of secret talent.

Teamname: East Surbourneshire
Stadium: Silverion Ground (25000) in Cirelbourne, Surbourneshire
Alternative venues: Goledon Oval, Bruncester
Championships: 0/0
Predictions: Contenders for both titles

Openers
Carlton Shapter (22) - R off/R
Stanley Langhorne (27) - R med/R
Benajah Potter (21) - R fast/R

Batsmen
Sherman Commins (21) - L fast/L
Patrick Willis (26) - R med/R
Ezra Locke (27) - R fast/R
Judson Windsor (23) - R med/R

All-rounders
Theophilus Darknoll (27) - L unorth/L
Erik Whitley (25) - R med/R

Wicketkeepers
Sherman Thompson (19) - R med/R
Lionel Hellver (23) - L orth/L

Bowlers
Zacharias Fox (26) - L fast/L
Lachlan Harvey (29) - R fast/R
Norman Chapman (22) - R leg/R
Leopold Kidd (19) - R leg/R
Elijah Lever (23) - R fast/R


Teamname: Greencaster
Stadium: Greencaster Oval (50000) in Greencaster, Surbourneshire
Championships: 1/1
Predictions: Contenders for both titles

Openers
Nestor Igglesden (29) - L orth/L
Desmond Crawford (23) - R fast/R
Simeon Penn (23) - L unorth/L

Batsmen
Monroe Baldry (33) - R off/R
Lester Ahern (20) - R med/R
Crawford Desmond (21) - L fast/L

All-rounders
Morton Atkins (23) - R leg/R
Cyril Treadway (35) - L med/L
Dewitt Cheyne (22) - R med/R

Wicketkeepers
Gilbert Wheelwright (30) - R med/R
Claude Purcell (29) - R med/R

Bowlers
Solomon Chesterman (26) - R off/R
Denis Roan (26) - R fast/R
Ward Corney (19) - L unorth/L
Winfield Aubert (23) - L fast/L
Mitchell Enright (19) - R leg/R


Teamname: Leeshire
Stadium: Leewardia Oval (31000) in Maynard, Gehrenna
Championships: 1/1
Predictions: In it until the end, low chance for a title

Openers
Grover Treadway (28) - R med/R
Reginald Denison (36) - L orth/L
Stanley Newman (20) - R off/R

Batsmen
Everett White (29) - R med/R
Dennis Stanway (27) - L orth/L
Tahoselkun Dirhonindhen (19) - L med/L
Simeon Christie (20) - R med/R

All-rounders
Arnold Douglas (20) - R off/R
Morgan Meighan (23) - R fast/R

Wicketkeepers
Augustus Brenchley (28) - L med/L
Peyton Keating (28) - R med/R

Bowlers
Newton Courtenay (28) - R fast/R
Martin Etherington (32) - R leg/R
Albin Raycraft (28) - L unorth/L
William Thrall (22) - R fast/R
Bert Chapman (19) - L med/L


Teamname: Mawryshire
Stadium: yBherafon Hills (24000) in Llandy, Mawryshire
Championships: 2/1
Predictions: Will likely go nowhere

Openers
Nawmcil yPherner (27) - R med/R
Tawmin yFhireath (29) - R off/R
Llalpon yDiffwen (20) - R fast/R

Batsmen
Illres yChaegrheodd (26) - R med/R
Fewmtol yDigtawr (27) - L med/L
Llowcan yRheighewn (29) - R med/R
Ponladd ySeomchan (26) - R med/R

All-rounders
Fafnem yFfewlpes (28) - R fast/R
Seophyn yMharwn (28) - R fast/R
Chaddwf yMwffrael (21) - R fast/R

Wicketkeepers
Theryn yCherwean (33) - R med/R

Bowlers
Caprws ySarthylhar (25) - L orth/L
Lasrewll yChallril (20) - L unorth/L
Ffentadd yGofflhaws (20) - R off/R
Ffedpwd yLwrcof (21) - R leg/R
Borllog yLellmedd (22) - R off/R


Teamname: West Surbourneshire
Stadium: Southbight Ground (29000) in Ansonville, Surbourneshire
Alternative venues: Ruby Hills, Burnet
Championships: 0/0
Predictions: Will likely go nowhere

Openers
Reginald Twaddle (23) - R fast/R
Benton Leaby (19) - R fast/R

Batsmen
Helmer Barbary (23) - R med/R
Dallas Welsh (29) - R med/R
Vance Wilson (34) - R leg/R
Ferdinand Carson (21) - L med/L

All-rounders
Dudley Reekey (21) - R leg/R
Godfrey Prater (20) - L fast/L
Ronald Taylor (20) - L med/L

Wicketkeepers
Eli Hunniford (29) - R med/R
Leonard Palmer (20) - R off/R

Bowlers
Herschel Marsden (31) - R fast/R
Roman Kinghead (29) - L med/L
Thad Stanway (22) - R leg/R
Seymour Bartley (19) - R off/R


Teamname: Willowbourne
Stadium: Royal Oval (40000) in Willowbourne, Gehrenna
Championships: 0/1
Predictions: In it until the end, low chance for a title

Openers
Ezekiel Stevenson (32) - R leg/R
Parhelgelu Naulstithinthen (23) - R med/R

Batsmen
Herbert Doyle (25) - R off/R
Lindsay Carnall (30) - R med/R
Marc Bourdon (19) - R med/R
Isaac Quelch (19) - R fast/R
Jacob Lafaille (20) - R fast/R

All-rounders
Sundhuril Pandherinthen (26) - L unorth/L
Piraunzol Maunostinthen (20) - R fast/R

Wicketkeepers
Finley Meredith (26) - R leg/R
Morris Wilkins (30) - R fast/R

Bowlers
Rutherford Lincoln (29) - R leg/R
Garfield Hooligan (25) - L fast/L
Finley Black (31) - L orth/L
Auguste Souchon (20) - R fast/R
Paul Brakefield (23) - R leg/R


Early T20 Predictions:
1. Norille Chevron Vert
2. Burnet Rubies
3. Eastern Miners
4. Greencaster Heralds
5. Mawrystwyth Mustangs
6. Greencaster Bears
7. Idyllwild Antlers
8. Penstead Pirates
9. Willowbourne Zenith
10. Mayara Marauders
11. Aubury Maroons
12. Linieux Lieutenants
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Runners-up 1x AOCAF - 1x WBC - 2x World Bowl - 4x IBC - 1x AOHC - 1x GCF Test Cricket - 2x RUWC - 1x WLC - 1x FHWC
Hosts 1x World Bowl - 1x WCOH - 1x T20 WC - 1x RUWC - 1x FHWC

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