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Postby Kelssek » Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:47 am

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The Premiership - season 18


Northeast League         Pld     W     D     L     GF     GA   Dif    Pts
Redswyth Union 73 48 12 13 259 173 86 108 Q 2
Olympique Langlois 73 43 13 17 244 155 89 99 Q 4
Cantons-de-l'Ouest 73 41 10 22 243 200 43 92 Q 6
Wynleth Gaels 73 40 11 22 251 196 55 91 Q 8
Kirkenes Dragons 73 41 8 24 238 186 52 90 Q 9
Chevalles de Champjaune 73 37 12 24 219 187 32 86 Q 10
Faucons de Saint-Rémy 73 35 16 22 237 202 35 86 q
1949 Beaujoire 73 35 15 23 242 198 44 85 q
Colwyn Thunder 73 33 19 21 216 183 33 85 q
Clayquot Partisans 73 31 15 27 221 202 19 77 q
CS Val d'Argent 73 30 17 26 220 191 29 77
Neorvins Wolves 73 30 15 28 208 215 -7 75
Red Star Clayquot 73 26 16 31 213 221 -8 68
Kirkenes Rangers 73 27 13 33 205 213 -8 67
Internationale Latrobe 73 26 14 33 201 212 -11 66
Pingouins de Lescure 73 23 18 32 209 231 -22 64
Kingsharbour Royals 73 26 11 36 211 229 -18 63
Glen Éira 73 14 13 46 156 253 -97 41
Kardinia Cats 73 13 6 54 141 270 -129 32

Southwest League Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
CH Outineau 73 52 10 11 280 156 124 114 Q 1
Vickery Vikings 73 44 13 16 259 183 76 101 Q 3
Mazinaw Knights 73 41 12 20 251 189 62 94 Q 5
Burnaby Ravens 73 41 9 23 233 190 43 91 Q 7
Dartmoor Armada 73 36 12 25 235 199 36 84 Q 11
Alavarian 73 34 16 23 221 190 31 84 Q 12
Breton Emeralds 73 32 13 28 213 208 5 77 q
Ad Astra 73 33 10 30 219 210 9 76 q
Novanaya Rangers 73 29 10 34 222 224 -2 68 q
Olympique Laneux 73 25 17 31 202 201 1 67 q
Dinamo Lupinissia 73 27 12 34 217 234 -17 66
Escadron de Dorval 73 26 14 33 192 232 -40 66
Pembina Thistle 73 24 15 34 208 224 -16 63
Kalista Renegades 73 24 10 39 192 243 -51 58
AS Dieppe 73 22 13 38 193 237 -44 57
Natanel Rangers 73 25 6 42 175 243 -68 56
Grand Falls Haligonian 73 13 15 45 187 257 -70 41
Langley Metros 73 15 11 47 164 249 -85 41
Anciens-Baillages 73 6 6 61 114 325 -211 18


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KHL PREMIERS
CLUB DE HOCKEY D'OUTINEAU


Desjardins Cup
First round
Faucons St-Rémy      2  3  5  3
Olympique Laneux 2* 2 2 2

Colwyn Thunder 3 2 5 2
Ad Astra 3* 3 3 4

Clayquot Partisans 4 2 5 6
Breton Emeralds 0 3 2 2

1949 Beaujoire 3 2 2 1 2
Novonaya Rangers 0 3* 1 2 3


Second round
CH Outineau            4  1  5  4  1  3  4
Novonaya Rangers 2 4 2 3 4 4 2

Wynleth Gaels 3 1 2 0 3 5 4
Kirkenes Dragons 0 5 3 2 1 2 1

Mazinaw Knights 5 5* 4 3 3
Alavarian 3 4 2 4 1

Olympique Langlois 2 4 4 1 5* 5 6
Faucons St-Rémy 4 5 3 3 4 1 2

Vickery Vikings 2 0 1 2 0
Clayquot Partisans 5 5 3 1 3

Burnaby Ravens 2 2* 0 2 5 5* 5
Chevalles Champjaune 7 1 5 3 2 4 2

Cantons de l'Ouest 5* 2 4 5 4
Dartmoor Armada 4 1 1 4 2

Redswyth Union 3 2 4 2 3*
Ad Astra 1 3 0 0 2

Quarterfinals
CH Outineau          5* 5* 4  3  4
Wynleth Gaels 4 4 3 4* 1

Mazinaw Knights 2 4 4 5 5
Olympique Langlois 1 3 5* 4 3

Clayquot Partisans 2 3 3 4
Burnaby Ravens 1 1 1 2

Cantons-de-l'Ouest 0 4 1 2 3* 1
Redswyth Union 2 3 2* 6 2 2

Semifinals
CH Outineau            4  5  1  4  4  2
Mazinaw Knights 3 6* 3 1 2 1

Clayquot Partisans 1 2 3 4 4 5
Redswyth Union 3 3 2 3 1 2

Desjardins Cup final
CH Outineau         4  5  4  3  5*
Clayquot Partisans 5 2 1 1 4


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DESJARDINS CUP WINNERS


HCL17 entrants:
CH Outineau [Cup winner/KHL Premiers]
Redswyth Union [2nd overall, takes KHL Premiers spot]
Vickery Vikings [Takes Outineau's conference winner spot]
Olympique Langlois [Takes Redswyth's conference winner spot]
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Postby Kelssek » Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:32 am

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SEASON 37


                         Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts
1 Natanel Aquatic Club 34 26 4 4 330 247 +83 82
2 Redswyth Marlins 34 22 8 4 289 249 +40 74
3 Daudard-des-Oiseaux 34 21 6 7 319 247 +72 69
4 Latrobe Dolphins 34 19 7 8 310 245 +65 64
5 Burnaby Thunderbirds 34 19 5 10 288 260 +28 62
6 Laneux Natation 1874 34 18 4 12 304 267 +37 58
7 Dynamo Lupinissia 34 16 5 13 274 265 +9 53
8 Lakeland Storm 34 15 7 12 273 249 +24 52
9 Kraken d'Outineau 34 15 2 17 278 297 −19 47
10 CA Langlois 34 13 7 14 288 287 +1 46
11 Clayquot Neptunes 34 12 10 12 261 283 −22 46
12 Breton Mooseheads 34 13 4 17 286 296 −10 43
13 Kirkenes Blues 34 11 5 18 287 304 −17 38
14 Neorvins Sharks 34 9 7 18 264 311 −47 34
15 Kirkenes Jets 34 9 4 21 259 285 −26 31
16 Colywn Aquatics 34 8 4 22 256 299 −43 28
17 Kewatin Vipers 34 5 6 23 255 344 −89 21
18 Vickery Tsunami 34 4 7 23 239 325 −86 19


Championship playoffs
Preliminary finals
Natanel AC 1-2 Latrobe Dolphins 5-9 9-11 8-11
Redswyth Marlins 2-0 Daudard-des-Oiseaux 11-7 14-8

Elimination finals
Burnaby Thunderbirds 1-2 Lakeland Storm 7-5 6-9 9-4
Laneux Natation 1874 1-2 Dynamo Lupinissia 8-5 8-9 7-9

Quarterfinals
Natanel AC 0-2 Dynamo Lupinissia 8-9* 7-10
Daudard-des-Oiseaux 2-0 Burnaby Thunderbirds 8-5 *11-7

Semifinals
Latrobe Dolphins 1-2 Daudard-des-Oiseaux 9-6 7-9 5-8
Redswyth Marlins 2-1 Dynamo Lupinissia 9-10* *13-12 8-6

Championship final
Redswyth Marlins 2-1 Daudard-des-Oiseaux *10-9 *10-9

*indicates match decided in overtime.

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PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS SEASON 37

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SEASON 18


                            Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD   Pts
1 Mazinaw Stallions 28 21 1 6 399 230 +169 86
2 Redswyth Rebels 28 19 2 7 402 200 +202 80
3 Latrobe AFC 28 19 1 8 420 225 +195 78
4 Burnaby Lions 28 17 2 9 268 224 +44 72
5 Wynleth Cambria 28 17 1 10 321 238 +83 70
6 Hamilton Highlanders 28 14 3 11 304 287 +17 62
7 Neorvins Armada 28 14 2 12 250 343 −93 60
8 Nordiques RFC 28 12 4 12 319 254 +65 56
9 Rotor Novonaya 28 12 3 13 292 277 +15 54
10 Kirkenes Crusaders 28 12 2 14 287 264 +23 52
11 Clayquot Reds 28 10 1 17 213 309 −96 42
12 NGSA Ulyanof 28 10 0 18 214 328 −114 40
13 Alouettes de Champjaune 28 9 1 18 227 344 −117 38
14 Vickery RFC 28 7 0 21 221 407 −186 28
15 Breton RFC 28 4 3 21 166 373 −207 22

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KFL CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON 65 PREVIEW


Khoidod Bavgainykhu [GK], age 24 (HIN)
Ismail Husar* [D L], age 23 (KSK)
Yamato Oshiro [D C], age 26 (HIN)
Alex Fisher [D C], age 26 (KSK)
Norris Vlietsen [D/M RC], age 27 (KSK)
Lucius Akaayar* [M C], age 24 (KSK)
Abdur Rahman Heather [M C], age 20 (EFL)
Atlas Vasiliadis* [M L], age 26 (NPH)
Thomas Phillips [M R], age 24 (KSK)
Tetsuya Watanabe [ST], age 24 (HIN)
Colin Mackrel [F C], age 28 (KSK)

Damien Mill [GK], age 31 (KSK)
Bryan Ianokis [D C], age 24 (KSK)
Colin Neuville [D L], age 32 (KSK)
Lewis Parkinson [M C], age 33 (KSK)
Patrice Cannonière [M C], age 36 (KSK)
Nick Carter [M LC], age 27 (KSK)
Ryan Berwent [M L], age 29 (KSK)
Cale de Munster [F C] C, age 35 (KSK)
Davis Quintin [F C], age 36 (KSK)

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All-Sports Club Arvika
Home ground: Community Stadium (34,700)
Fanzine: North Star
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 49
KFL National runners-up: 64

Based in Surono's provincial capital 350 km from the northern polar circle, ASC are the northernmost professional club in the country. Other than a brief spell of success over a decade ago, ASC were a solid mid-table team before suffering a shock relegation. Most expected them to come straight back up, but they struggled with the National division in a stinker of a season. Finally they managed to win promotion as former Kelssek international Victor Clinton took the reins and the expectation is to restore themselves as the standard presence in the first division.

Despite just being promoted as the 2nd-best team of the second division, this club is not interested in a relegation battle. They may well end up in one, but fans expect the team to stay firmly in the Championship division and won’t be happy with anything less. The squad is set to see some churn as a few senior players are staying on for one more season in the top flight, getting a sense of satisfaction from bringing the team back to where they belong. In that sense, a lot is on the line for what’s likely to be an extended testimonial for de Munster and Quintin.

Players in: Atlas Vasiliadis (Belgrave, free), Yamato Oshiro (Jaglan Royals, free), Abdur Rahman Heather (Sitka Valley, $1.8m)

Yves Esho [GK], age 27 (KSK)
Trevor Malone [RB], age 31 (TKT)
Celestina Manato [D C], age 25 (KSK)
Louise Menara [D C], age 33 (KSK)
Théo Arakelyan [D L], age 29 (KSK)
Cory Martello [M L], age 30 (KSK)
Êsêkïl dí Völará* [M C], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Sammy Ramm [M C] C, age 32 (KSK/ARI)
Ismaël Zahiri [AM C], age 22 (KSK)
Bríana Noahsdóttir* [RM/RW], age 25 (GRF)
Danielle Maradrogba* [AM/F RC], age 20 (KSK)

Lucas Tolland [D C], age 27 (KSK)
Tammy Dubarreau [D C], age 20 (KSK)
Matiu Chanteau [D R], age 24 (KSK)
Pierre-Louis Marcos [M C], age 34 (KSK)
Jacques Argentine [M C], age 30 (KSK)
Pierre Aboubacar [DM C], age 30 (KSK)
Tefai Panmaa [D L], age 19 (KSK/ARI)
Samuel Hamonua [AM C], age 18 (KSK/ARI)
André Latoux [M R], age 35 (KSK)
Benjamin Mina [F C], age 32 (KSK)

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Association Ariddienne
Home ground: Pavilion d’education physique et des sports de l’Université d’Outineau (PEPSUO) (16,300)
Fanzine: Tient à cœur
Manager: Yvan Sissoko

A community sports organization formed by the Ariddian diaspora in Outineau, serving the needs of the diverse communities – by which we mean working class and migrants, mostly – of the city’s northeastern districts. Ariddienne’s rise to the top flight and reaching the quarter-finals of the Coupe des Patriotes made them the feel-good story of season 62. Having outgrown the community sports facility they’ve used for years, as a third season of temporary bleachers really was too much for the local council to accept, they will play this season at a university facility.

Danielle Maradrogba and Êsêkïl dí Völará continued to lead the way last season as Ariddienne comfortably avoided relegation and ended the year in 13th place. With players like that coming through, Ariddienne is gaining attention for their youth pipeline and have promoted two more teenagers to the senior squad. On the strength of this, and since expectations of a quick relegation have been wrong two years in a row, look for them to match that performance.

Players in: Tefai Panmaa (youth), Samuel Hamonua (youth)


Bernard Despatie [GK], age 34 (KSK)
Nacuémiró Buené [D/M L], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Simon Boulechemin [D C], age 27 (KSK)
Olaf Haabjörn [D C], age 22 (SVJ)
Thamior Liadon* [D LR], age 123 (KSK)
Kari Zücker [M C] C , age 29 (KSK)
Minerva Emond [AM], age 20 (EFL)
Tios Pórmel Mufes [AM], age 23 (TIO)
Ikra Yonte [RM], age 23 (SRS)
Maiev Feidhlim* [M L ], age 24 (SRS)
Pierre Vasseur* [F C], age 29 (VLD)

Pietro Salinas [GK], age 23 (KSK)
Ashleigh Coles [RB], age 27 (ETN)
Keith Leung [D/M C], age 23 (KSK)
Jason McGwire [D/M L], age 21 (KSK)
Nicole Birch [M L ], age 32 (KSK)
Giuseppe Ascioli [AM C], age 32 (KSK)
Ingrid Lambert [D C], age 19 (KSK)
Timothy Sapping [AM/F C], age 17 (KOR)
Tanner Malvin [M C], age 23 (KSK)
Josh Wallin [M R], age 27 (KSK)
Turok van Halen [CM/AM], age 24 (HIN)
Markus Oyvind [AM C], age 21 (KSK)
Andreas Bjerk [AM LR], age 17 (VAL)
Samir Petrovic [F C], age 27 (KSK)
Aaron Karushige [F C], age 30 (KSK)

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Burnaby Sport Club
Home ground: Stadium Konoha (60,200)
Main rivals: Coquitlam United, Kirkenes FC
Honours: KFL Championship (13): 4, 13, 16, 25, 29, 44, 47, 48, 50, 52, 54, 58, 64; runners-up: 56, 63
Coupe des Patriotes runners-up: 8, 11
Fanzines: Altitude Sickness, Two O'Clock Gun, Blue Patch Boys
Manager: Seth Harrison

Kelssek’s most successful team in terms of league titles, the first club to reach the UICA group stage, and named Kelssek’s UICA Club of the Century for that incredible accomplishment, giving them the dubious nickname “Centurions”. Burnaby’s historic success is built on their excellent youth academy system, which they were the first team in the country to establish. This was also possible because they’re the most popular team in the part of the country where soccer is the most popular, so plenty of ticket-buying fans and a strong local talent pool. It’s also the club most likely for people outside the country to have heard of.

The 13th title came to Burnaby at last and in a season that saw a new core of talented youngsters emerge and a dominant year for Pierre Vasseur, who was named to the prestigious Galacticos longlist. While Burnaby can expect a challenge to retain their title, they look a good bet on paper to mount a successful defence. Of course, so did Outineau last year, who ended up falling to 6th, so take that for what it’s worth, though you have to rate Burnaby’s squad depth.

Players in: Ingrid Lambert (youth)


Thimiscles Seanclair [GK], age 25 (YSP)
Isadora Markkanen [LB], age 30 (NPH)
Jean-Phillippe Auiloqet [D C], age 26 (KSK)
Joris Elzokari [D C], age 24 (SRS)
Ashley Douglass* [D/WB R] C, age 26 (KSK)
Odveig Wheeler* [DM C], age 31 (APX)
Juha Terjakov [AM], age 30 (SVJ)
Calum Kirkpatrick [M LC], age 23 (AUD)
Brigitte Coppinger* [RW/ST], age 35 (NPH)
Scott Davies [F C], age 28 (KSK)
Radomir Primakov [F C], age 23 (PDN)

Jeanne Dutronc [GK], age 24 (HIN)
Daley Potter [D L], age 31 (KSK)
Emmett Thackary [D R], age 24 (KSK)
Afrim Degirmen [CB], age 22 (SRS)
Melanie Fowler [D RC], age 21 (KSK)
János rue Belois [M LR], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Nicolas Michel [D LC], age 21 (KSK)
Ego Giles [LW/RW], age 21 (TKT)
Juan Hernandez [M LC], age 30 (KSK)
Adam Corvin [M C], age 32 (KSK)
Götz Makatsch [M/AM], age 20 (VAL)
Saori Takahata [AM/F C], age 24 (HIN)
Vanda Gerô [ST], age 22 (PAS)

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Club de football d’Outineau
Home ground: Parc de la Crémazie (27,800)
Main rivals: Kirkenes FC, Castors d'Outineau, CS Saint-Rémy
Honours: KFL Championship (8): 12, 15, 27, 33, 41, 50, 60, 63; runners-up: 59
Coupe des Patriotes (2): 5, 13
Ad'ihan Challenge Trophy (1): 18
Fanzines: Tourtière congelé, Ignoble, Latte-Sipping Cock Muncher's Quarterly
Manager: Romain Dupuis

One of Kelssek soccer’s traditional powerhouses, they did one better than Burnaby SC and made it to the group stage of the Champions Cup once. High-demand matches against rivals are played at the 55,000-seater Stade Olympique, as are those in the winter when the roof comes in handy for keeping the snow off.

CFO lost out to Océanic for the last Challengers Cup spot in the league, but they got the last laugh by beating them when it counts in the Patriotes Cup final. While their involvement in the title mix is a given, how exactly they will fare depends a lot on the development of hot talents like Ego Giles and Vanda Gerô, and whether Adam Corvin and Brigitte Coppinger can maintain the title-winning standard that visibly dropped last year.

Players out: Joshua Farrer (Kingstown Ath)


Areke Shinra [GK], age 24 (HIN)
Sungnam-Simon Park [D LC], age 31 (KSK)
Maxime Bearnon-Sappeur [D C] C , age 27 (KSK)
Alexandre von Mertens* [D C], age 24 (KSK)
Edmün Dârgâneý [RB], age 22 (FFD)
Yara Mearns [LB/LM], age 21 (KSK)
Mortéza Fadel [DM C], age 27 (KSK)
Venig de Bondyes* [CM], age 31 (OAM)
Seong Mi-Na [M R/L], age 32 (HIN)
Eulatie Abraham* [ST], age 25 (CMT)
Dennon Lewis [CF], age 23 (TKT)

Michelle Normand [GK], age 34 (KSK)
Jonathan Dubois [D C], age 33 (KSK)
Taylor Barris [D R], age 21 (KSK)
Karina Jacobson [DM C], age 21 (PFA)
Anne-Marie Lamoureaux [M C], age 20 (KSK)
Louise Tremblay [M C], age 24 (KSK)
Freya McCosgraigh [AM], age 34 (SCT)
Émile Robin [M RC], age 22 (KSK)
Antoine Girard [M L ], age 33 (KSK)
Juan Marc Valdéz [F C], age 23 (KSK)

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Club de football Saint-Richard
Home ground: Stade Michel-Beaulieu (19,400)
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 35
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 9
Main rivals: Langlois Océanic
Fanzines: Moules frites

Manager: Michel Poitras

Les Navigateurs pride themselves on their "small town" ethos, being close to the community, and a squad primarily made up of "gars de chez nous", youth players from the local area who came up through its academy. It’s been a bit of a volatile performance over the last few years, swinging from IFCF qualification to fending off relegation.

Last season’s 15th place was considered borderline disastrous, and the pressure is on for some clear signs of improvement. Many fans feel the club’s vaunted youth development has stalled and are clamouring for the club to go back to its roots. A change of direction could well come quickly if CFSR don’t get off to a good start.


Luke Thomas [GK], age 28 (KSK)
Kari Bardiche [LB], age 29 (NPH)
Koit Isarn [RB], age 33 (SRS)
Ward Blackburn [D C], age 35 (BRE)
Teyo Echehun [D C], age 23 (ASG)
Sean Clarke [M R], age 31 (KSK)
Nishant Gilam* [M C], age 22 (KSK)
Jacques Lebeaume [M C], age 28 (KSK)
Raizen Saikyomono* [RM/ST], age 24 (HIN)
Lyndon Haynes [M L] C , age 32 (BRE)
Luke Johnson [AM LC], age 23 (KSK)
Fabio Coimbra* [FW], age 29 (VLD)

Olette Coleyn [GK], age 25 (BRE)
Cephas Lidston [D L], age 23 (SRS)
Morgan Epsom [D C], age 28 (KSK)
Alex Morrison [D C], age 24 (KSK)
Gérard Olivier [D C], age 33 (KSK)
Devin Alton [M RC], age 25 (KSK)
Anders Kreissen [M L ], age 32 (KSK)
Justin Tang [M C], age 35 (KSK)
Donatien Csokonai [AM], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Sigrun Holgersdottir [ST], age 22 (SVJ)
Colm McCarrigan [F C], age 32 (KSK)
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Clayquot City Football Club
Home ground: Kanard Park (32,600)
Honours: KFL Championship (2): 10, 26; runners-up: 53
Coupe des Patriotes (2): 10, 11
Fanzine: Gold Star Republic

A long-established club from the capital of Etnier, Clayquot have been comfortable features of the top flight for ages yet have rarely broken out of mid-table mediocrity. They enjoy a loyal, long-suffering, and self-deprecating following, and have produced their share of world-class talent, most recently Seamus Wylten and less recently Victor Clinton.

Clayquot climbed into the top four a couple of years ago, with the result that their star striker was poached from them. The jury is still out on whether the Seamus Wylten money was well spent as they fell to 8th, but they weren’t that far off the IFCF spots and may well do better with some good players who’ve had more time to settle in, and the rise of Young Player of the Year Raizen Saikyomono.

Players in: Cephas Lidston (NGSA Ulyanof, undisclosed)
Players out: Paul Franks (retired)


Piotr Lukowitz [GK], age 29 (KSK)
Obey Chidiebere [D R] C, age 37 (BNJ)
Neil Lych [LB], age 27 (HVY)
Casey Lindner [D C], age 25 (KSK)
Kassel Pokorný* [D C], age 32 (KSK)
Heidi Hopkins [M RC], age 22 (KSK)
Alex Bronson [M C], age 28 (XAN)
Mariano Lucio [AMC], age 27 (TEQ)
Rycszard Vepocojat* [CM/AM], age 32 (SRS)
Dusty Clement [F C], age 25 (BRE)
Aldo Vocani* [F C], age 40 (MRN)

Kevin Cannon [GK], age 25 (KSK)
Kâyetá Jírraósôás [D R], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Caleigh Smith [D C], age 33 (KSK)
Stephanie Grübling [D C], age 28 (KSK)
Annabel Curtis [M C], age 35 (KSK)
Simon Barisstan [M R], age 22 (KSK)
John Parker [M L ], age 23 (KSK)
Michael Thompson [M C], age 35 (KSK)
Arjan Singh [F C], age 32 (KSK)
Jahn Nilsson [AM/F C], age 31 (KSK)
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Coquitlam United
Home ground: Maillardville Park (20,300)
Main rivals: Burnaby SC, Metropolitan FC
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 28; runners-up: 51, 52
Fanzine: Bear-Proof Bins

While bearing the name of only one of them, the club represents metropolitan Burnaby's eastern suburbs, and so are often nicknamed the "Easties". Their ambitions of matching Burnaby SC have generally exceeded their actual ability to do so. In this derby rivalry, uptown/downtown and urban/suburban stereotypes are definitely in play – one of their fan songs concerns defecating into their rivals’ soy lattes.

Manager: Henri Hubert

Cale Shaughlin [GK], age 29 (KSK)
Terrance Foley [D L], age 28 (KSK)
Brian Sanders* [CB/RB], age 32 (CBP)
Jean-Marc Arndeau [D C], age 31 (KSK)
Greta Enger* [D R] C , age 27 (VAL)
Cherita Sheikh-Renard [DM], age 22 (EFL)
Denig Regnault [LW], age 29 (OAM)
Charles Linton-Arbour [M C], age 21 (KSK)
Bruno Silva [RW], age 23 (DRP/HIN)
Arsène de Saintyon* [ST], age 25 (OAM)
Darin Crow [ST], age 26 (TOR)

Liam Wallace [GK], age 19 (MUR)
Osman Bennouna [D C], age 22 (KSK)
Jérémie Chasseur-Ardenne [D R], age 24 (KSK)
Benat Renak [D L], age 32 (KSK)
Gabriel Davies [F C], age 26 (KSK)
Kristian Mashtian [M C], age 27 (KSK)
Xaiver Julien [M R], age 35 (KSK)
Maxime Deschamps [M C], age 24 (KSK)

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Club sportif de Saint-Rémy
Home ground: Stade Intersat
Honours: KFL Championship (5): 8, 23, 55, 61, 62; runners-up: 57, 58
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 3
Fanzine: Qui a mangé tous les pogos?, Carte-cadeaux de Dieu
Manager: Jorge Guardia

Often referred to as CSSR for short. The club's motto "ferai valoir" roughly translates as "put it to good use" though its meaning has several religious and historical layers, such as referencing a famous battleship and some Catholic Church stuff (hence the title of an unauthorized fanzine, "God's gift card"). Among the club legends is Ian Sinclair, who played for Kelssek at six World Cups (37-42) and was the first Kelssekian footballer to play abroad when he signed for A.F.F. in Cafundéu. More recent stars include national team stalwart Brayden Custworth.

The mood is a volatile mix of optimism and disappointment as fans argue over whether Jorge Guardia can add to the “glorious two” championships won upon his arrival as manager, which were followed with some rather more down to earth performances. Arsene de Saintyon and Dening Regnault are the ones who need to lead the offence this season.

Players out: Anis Trabelsi (KT Itsasontziak, τ0.17m/$0.5m)

Nathan Meeks [GK], age 29 (KSK)
Ovidijus Stubbs [LWB], age 29 (BRE)
Dragan Djejić [D C], age 23 (ZRH)
Gregor Lacan [D C], age 30 (KSK)
Marius Gunder [D R], age 27 (KSK)
Genzo Tawari* [DM], age 24 (HIN)
Daniel Brown [M R], age 28 (KSK)
Caleb Roy* [M L ], age 35 (ETN)
Ludovicus Dagnesses [AM], age 22 (FFD)
Henning Hemmingsen* [ST], age 28 (DCA)
Masashige Vachimitsu [ST], age 35 (KOR)

Maiya Ovidinjus [GK], age 21 (KSK)
Julia Bradford [M L], age 30 (KSK)
Alice Forsyth [D RC], age 30 (KSK)
Carson Hill [M C], age 29 (KSK)
Anne-Marie Roux [LW/ST], age 19 (SVG)
Tyler Blackwood [M C], age 31 (KSK)
Alejandro Nunez [ST], age 34 (KSK)

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Football Club of Novonaya
Home ground: Griffin Park (39,200)
Honours: KFL National runners-up: 61
Rivals: NGSA Ulyanof
Fanzine(s): The Grand Gallop
Manager: Nicholas Fieldmarsh; Assistant manager: Abbrick Faillace (Image AUD)

After years of bouncing between second and third division, FC Novonaya has enjoyed a rise in attention, attendances, and ambitions after the refurbishment and expansion of their home stadium for the 12th Summer Olympics. The club have been putting in the investment and it’s shown some return in cementing their first-division status.

Nothing spectacular from Novonaya here, they’ll likely avoid getting anyone too excited by going too far up or down the table, and finish in a solid mid-table spot. One concern might be that key players like Caleb Roy and Masashige Vachimitsu could be due for a decline. There’s also a lot of excitement around the youngster Anne-Marie Roux.

Damien Harcomb [GK], age 26 (KSK)
Jagoda Novosel [D R], age 36 (PAS)
David McGrath [D C], age 28 (KSK)
Ren Fang [CB], age 28 (YZH)
Russ Jenkins [D L], age 29 (KSK)
Ashton Moore* [M C] C , age 25 (EUR)
Angeline Subotic [M C], age 32 (KSK)
Dario Tule* [M R], age 33 (SAJ)
Joncis Pataiere [M L], age 25 (OAM)
Ashton Houston* [F C], age 31 (HVY)
Catherine Wells [F C], age 28 (KSK)

Brian Pool [GK], age 24 (KSK)
Anette Faure [CB], age 23 (CMT)
Colm Gallimh [D C], age 31 (KSK)
Tuomas Nordstrom [D R], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Irinia Wassef [CB], age 24 (SRS)
Kathy Franklin [D RC], age 23 (KSK)
Tomás Guisao [M R], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Richard MacEwan [M C], age 20 (KSK)
Rashid Habeeb [M L], age 20 (HTK)
İlham Kazimov [ST], age 20 (TMR)

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Hamiltonian Cambria
Home ground: B.A. Johnston Field (24,700)
Honours: KFL National Northern (1): 58
Rivals: Kirkenes FC
Fanzines: Dragon's Breath Mints
Manager: Johannes Sulo (Image COS)

Hamilton is an industrial city that sneers at the effete big city slickers of nearby Kirkenes, despite the fact that many residents actually commute to work there. But much like the city's post-industrial revival, Cambria is getting in touch with its cosmopolitan side and has embraced the youth movement of their odd foreign DBC-winning manager Johannes Sulo.

Players in: Rasheed Habib (Demolishers, τ$0.3m/$0.85m)
Players out: Marco Marchesni (contract expiry), Ilan Milanovic (contract expiry)


Victoria Liggot [GK], age 26 (KSK)
Phineas Betteridge [RB], age 22 (KOR)
Anna Letov [D C], age 20 (SVJ)
Nathan Craig [D C], age 27 (KSK)
Michael MacAllister* [D L], age 26 (KSK)
Rory Milertt [M C], age 24 (KSK)
Jade Carlieson [M R], age 26 (KSK)
Ryan Sheller [AM/F L], age 25 (KSK)
Rolf Seyfried* [AM C], age 32 (STL)
Cameron Parrott* [F C] C , age 33 (KSK)
Fran Barnet [F R], age 30 (ETN)

Clement Fitzgibbon [GK], age 21 (KSK)
Charli Wright [D R], age 30 (KSK)
Gunner Martikainen [DM C], age 18 (KSK/FFD)
Angela Morris [M C], age 28 (KSK)
Terry Williams [CB/DM], age 20 (KSK)
Rachel Rosen [M L], age 29 (KSK)
Brett Larchgrove [F C], age 30 (KSK)

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Kawarthas District Football Association
Home ground: Redmord Point (16,500)
Honours: Patriotes Cup (1): 6
KFL National runners-up: 62
Main rivals: Redswyth Red Stars, Kirkenes FC

Technically speaking the club is the representative team of the three counties in the green belt in between Redswyth and the northern sprawl of metropolitan Kirkenes. As a practical matter it’s in the unusual position of also being the organizing body for non-professional soccer in its region. While careful not to get too distant from this convenient source of fan loyalty, the club itself is more and more of separate entity and in the past few years has seen investment and seats on its board taken up by certain Siovanija and Teusland persons who have lakeside cabins in the area maybe? KDFA is based in Llandewi, the largest city of a region which is increasingly becoming southern Redswyth.

Long a launching pad for Republikaliga loanees, great confusion resulted when the club announced the transfer of a player from Siovanija and Teusland and the loan of a player from Savojarna. Kawarthas have been a yo-yo club of the last three years, and they’ll likely be in a relegation street fight, with broken bottles and all (metaphorically).

Players in: Rolf Seyfried (FC Felsenkirchen 1879), Anna Letov (CASK Thorsborg, loan)


Steve Longhorn [GK], age 32 (INS)
Armisael [D L], age 33 (DAI)
Dylan Patterson [D C], age 29 (EUR)
Norue Busokhu [CB], age 23 (TIO)
Jacques Peele [D RC], age 26 (KSK)
Kathy Eowins [DM C], age 26 (KSK)
Kiera Weiram* [CM] C , age 30 (MRN)
Huseyn Turunc [LM/CM], age 27 (KSK)
Zilar Galharretborde* [RM], age 24 (ASG)
Pierre-Louis Laishram* [AM/FW], age 24 (KSK)
Cory Browning [F C], age 27 (KSK)

Scotia MacDonald [GK], age 23 (KSK)
Ethan Porter [LB/LWB], age 24 (MUR)
Lance Atkinson [D L], age 22 (KSK)
Phillippe Galiani [D C], age 30 (KSK)
Stephen Field [D C], age 35 (FVA)
Adelaide Southers [D R], age 35 (NPH)
Émile Robin [DM C], age 22 (KSK)
Forzu-Nirlo Uzo [M C], age 35 (QUS)
Nicholas Takai [LM], age 33 (KSK)
Lindsey Cowan [RM], age 32 (KSK)
Oliver Amhill [RM], age 24 (KSK)
Tyrone Russell [M C], age 27 (KSK)
Atsushi Ryu [AM LC], age 36 (DUN)
Puxjodaskar Lohánares [AM/FW], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Jourdain Dupuis [F C], age 24 (KSK)
Wang Yuan [ST], age 25 (CMT)

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Océanic club de football Langlois
Home ground: Stade de la Pacifique (28,800)
Main rivals: CF Saint-Richard
Honours: KFL Championship (7): 5, 11, 17, 19, 30, 56, 57; runners-up: 49
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 2; runners-up: 6, 13
Fanzines: Coach-marde, Aux larmes salés
Manager: Danny Flint Image

One of the earliest football clubs to be established in Kelssek, Océanic were the local pioneers of a fluid, direct style of play that has been a lasting influence on the sport's development in Kelssek. The club’s crest references the three ancient guard towers that have defended its harbour for over five centuries. Their big rivalry is the “Derby du sel” against the smaller city on the Salt Coast, Saint-Richard. Despite the club’s historic support base being the dock workers on whose backs the city’s gilded wealth was made, for other fans the city’s wealthy, bourgeois reputation is often applied to Océanic too. After all, over the years more than one wealthy patron saw funding the club as a way to opiate the masses and redirect the pitchforks to someone else’s door.

Danny Flint guided the team to IFCF qualification in his first full season in charge as Keira Weiram established a dominating presence in midfield. Onwards and upwards seems the consensus and a strong title challenge is what most fans expect.

Players in: Steve Longhorn (Sindvpore, τ1m/$3.2m), Wang Yuan (NGSA Ulyanof, τ0.87m/$2.5m)
Players out: Marc-Henri Normand (contract expiry)


Dimitrije Azar [GK], age 26 (MRC)
Carey Troger [D L], age 30 (KSK)
Lois Combeford [D/M R], age 37 (BRE)
Casey Miller [D C], age 27 (KSK)
Roland Shields [D C], age 21 (KSK)
Bryan Kiddow* [DM C], age 32 (KSK)
Phillip Donnelly [M C], age 23 (KSK)
Élliot Hébert* [M L], age 26 (ETN)
Fergal Norris [M RC], age 23 (KSK)
Lane Michaels [F C], age 33 (KSK)
Luke Randall* [F C], age 28 (KSK)

Leonard Varia [GK], age 33 (KSK)
Lewis Brockton [D LR], age 21 (KSK)
Shawn Sim [D R], age 31 (KSK)
Joshua Farrer [M L] C , age 34 (BRE)
Patrick Lanks [M L ], age 28 (KSK)
Gregor Nagley [M C], age 31 (KSK)
Brigitte Franckh [M R], age 21 (KSK)
Matthew Knox [AM/F C], age 33 (KSK)

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Kingstown Athletic
Home ground: Larkhamfield (18,800)
Rivals: Burnaby SC
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 46
KFL National (1): 64
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 9
Fanzines: Two Sailing Wait

Based in the provincial capital of Konoha, a small, pretty, and laid-back counterpart to big city Burnaby. While Kingstown fans consider Burnaby SC their main rivals, Burnaby generally doesn't deign to reciprocate, even after the final of Coupe des Patriotes 9 where the Lakers won the trophy in an upset victory and did not hold back in rubbing their illustrious opponents' noses in it.

Winning the second division ensured immediate return to the top flight, but whether they’re good enough to stay is a real question.
Players in: Joshua Farrer (CF Outineau, τ250k/$1.2m), Élliot Hébert (Brindham Park, free)
Players out:

Jason Curtin [GK], age 34 (KSK)
Marietta Tesla [LM/LB/CM], age 24 (HIN)
Joachim Elden* [D C], age 31 (MBT)
Patrice Boudreau [D C], age 29 (KSK)
Imke Diskin [RB/LB], age 25 (NPH)
Nolan Gorka [M L ], age 31 (KSK)
Patrick Kirkland [M R], age 29 (KSK)
Conan Markowski [M C], age 32 (KSK)
Lysander Brandis* [AM C], age 31 (MYT)
Amund Evensen [LW], age 31 (VAL)
Erika Wolff* [ST], age 33 (NPH)

Kendra Millaerl [GK], age 23 (KSK)
Allison Tucker [D LC], age 22 (KSK)
Rodney Bright [D RL], age 20 (KSK)
Isidra Jeurissen [D/M L], age 35 (NPH/APX)
Michael Cabrallo [D R], age 27 (KSK)
Beck Pruttan [D/MC], age 33 (NPH)
Meghan Hartsdown [CM/AM], age 35 (BRE)
Josie Webster [AM C], age 35 (NPH)
Christophe Violette [AM/F C], age 21 (KSK)
Darnell Owen [F C], age 26 (KSK)
Sophie Hildebrand [AM/F C], age 23 (KSK)

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Kirkenes Football Club
Home ground: Exhibition Place (38,400)
Honours: KFL Championship (4): 9, 18, 37, 42; runners-up: 60
Rivals: CF Outineau, Burnaby SC, North York
Fanzines: Rubber Pellets Digest, Centre of the Universe
Manager: Kyle Allister; First team coach: Analor Avalor (KOR)

The oldest and most popular team of Kelssek's biggest city, KFC has tended to hover near the top without getting the trophies they so desperately crave. During the winter months, home matches are played at Waterfront Dome with only the lower tier seats sold.

A frustrating season to add to the pile as Kirkenes looked like they might win the championship for about two weeks and then promptly fell away again. Losing Eva Karven could be a big setback and other players will have to step up if Kirkenes are even going to sniff that chance of a title again. But they should be in the mix at the top at the very least.

Players in: Erika Wolff (τ0.7m/$2m), Amund Evensen (SC Rinaldi, τ0.44m/$1.2m )
Players out: Analor Avalor (retired), Eva Karven (Blacklake Blues, τ1.8m/$5m)

Myles Connely [GK] C , age 31 (HVY)
Valentijn Doorwouds [D R], age 31 (KOR)
Aguri Hondachi [D C], age 31 (KSK)
Brayden Welland [D C], age 27 (KSK)
Cormac Ó Conneely [D R], age 25 (KSK)
Reeve Sheehan [DM/CM], age 28 (BRE)
Raïf Ducharne* [M C], age 25 (KSK)
Aleksander Lukonov* [RW], age 32 (STL)
Cory Ferguson [M RC], age 22 (KSK)
Lubruose Prape [LM], age 24 (TIO)
Griogair Urquhart [FW], age 29 (DEL)
Erland Stromby* [ST], age 26 (SVJ)

Iroha Irei [GK], age 24 (HIN)
Curtis Holman [D RC], age 22 (KSK)
Marc Westond [D C], age 18 (SNL)
Artair Mac Ronaigh [D L], age 25 (KSK)
Léo Moselle [D L], age 34 (KSK)
Christian Arbour [D C], age 34 (KSK)
Andreas Karnezis [M C], age 35 (FHU)
Christine Hill [M C], age 22 (KSK)
Julian Edwards [M LC], age 33 (KSK)
Dominic Lee [M L], age 22 (KSK)
Logan Wright [M RL], age 29 (KSK)
Émîróînó Üjíkân [OM], age 19 (FFD)
Damien Holloway [F C], age 27 (KSK)

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Latrobe Athletic and Football Club
Home ground: Macquarie Docklands (55,700)
Rivals: Clayquot City
Honours: KFL Championship (6): 2, 14, 21, 24, 34, 53, runners-up: 55, 64
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 4, runners-up: 1, 12
Fanzines: That's Not the Try Line, Jamie Toohey's Pension Plan

Manager: Warner Dranz Image
Assistant manager: Azmi (Image SHT)

The soccer section of a multi-football club which also has a successful rugby union team. Indeed, many people who are primarily rugby fans do come to the soccer matches and vice versa. Fans of Latrobe’s 11-player round ball on grass team have gotten used to having high hopes dashed and turned into another slow march to 5th or 6th place, followed by promises that next year will bring a glorious future. Long known as Latrobe AFC, the club insisted on identifying itself as Latrobe Athletic starting last year.

With the Warner Dranz era entering its second full season, are glory days here again for Latrobe? They could dare to dream and looked to have one hand on the Championship trophy before letting it slip away last season. They were helped to second place with a career year for winger Aleksandr Lukonov, and they probably have one of the most feared set of forwards in the league.

Players in: Marc Westond (Elephant Valley, $0.25m)


Doug Magennis [GK], age 25 (KSK)
Link Smith [D C], age 29 (KSK)
Julian Hendrick [D C], age 23 (KSK)
Bertrand Paré [D RC], age 22 (KSK)
Clodio Noya* [DMC], age 21 (TEQ)
Motonobu Watanuki [CM], age 22 (KOR)
Pherem Mutsuga* [M L ], age 25 (HIN)
Ivo Ilev [M R] C , age 32 (STL)
Jordan Normand [AM C], age 23 (KSK)
Pfandr Oresund [F C], age 31 (SRS)
Logan Ragno* [ST], age 28 (AUD)

Slaven Bajalica [GK], age 19 (KSK/FFD)
Tegan Earrach [D L], age 21 (KSK)
Nolan Murphy [DM C], age 32 (KSK)
Tomás Fierro [M C], age 35 (CEN)
Jeremy Féarghaill [M C], age 35 (KSK)
Eustaquio Abaya [M C], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
André Normand [M L ], age 35 (KSK)
Kevin Rackard [D C], age 34 (KSK)
Ronnie Burton [M R], age 27 (KSK)
Cassie Silverton [F C], age 27 (KSK)

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Mazinaw Vanorian Football Club
Home ground: Crowchilds (18,100)
Rivals: Strathcona Internationals
Honours: KFL National South (1): 59
Fanzines: Tricky Trees

The club's name reflects the fact that Valanora's national team and football league was historically (and still might be) more popular among Kelssek soccer fans than their own national league. It’s unlikely actual Vanorians had any role in the club’s founding, but records show they were fielding teams in regional and age-group leagues with names like “Mazinaw Ibini” and “Raynor Mazinaw” in the early years.

The pattern at the club has been glimmers of excitement at a possible IFCF appearance which turn into more mundane mid-table showings. Allard has not been shy to move the kids into the lineup and they’ve shown their ability to match the veterans they’ve replaced – if they can do better than last year’s 12th, that will be a great sign of progress.

Manager: Gary Allard


Tomasz Janaczek [GK], age 33 (DEL)
Tzevaada Muur* [D L], age 25 (MRN)
Lucas Crokert [D R], age 28 (KSK)
Jordan Ilic [D C], age 31 (KSK)
Karen [D C], age 35 (SHT)
Dylan McTavish [M C], age 31 (KSK)
Coalan O'Reilly* [AM C], age 25 (MUR)
Peter Marsh [LM/LW], age 20 (FVA)
Coretta Corcrain [M R] C , age 34 (BRE)
Rainier Froboess [AM/F C], age 24 (KSK)
Brion Stienno* [ST], age 28 (SRS)

Denise Witt [GK], age 21 (KSK)
Shane Reilly [D L], age 25 (KSK)
Russell McDougal [D R], age 20 (KSK)
Rémond Leste [D/M C], age 23 (KSK)
George Thorpe [AM C], age 35 (EUR)
Bryce Graughan [M C], age 29 (KSK)
Cory Grossman [M C], age 23 (KSK)
Kai Fukushima [M R], age 23 (KSK)
Nico Jenkins [M L ], age 35 (KSK)
Tatjana Pistor [F C], age 22 (KSK)
Brent Valiser [F C], age 30 (KSK)
Ronan Macpadraig [F C], age 35 (KSK)

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Shearwater Football Club
Home ground: Kingswharf (40,500)
Main rivals: Langlois Océanic
Fanzines: Southwest Stand Dispatch, Yellow Brick Road
Honours: KFL Championship (2): 36, 40

Manager: Ryan Potter

Founded as a recreational club by personnel of the Shearwater naval base, the club continues to have strong links with the Kelssek Navy. Their stadium is across the harbour from the base in the former docklands of downtown Breton, the largest city and capital of Haligonia. Comfortable fixtures of the top division, they’re in the tough spot of being good enough for their players to keeping getting poached by top clubs but not good enough to fend off that interest.

Shearwater’s transfer dealings over the last couple of years show they have some ambitions, but whether they’ll amount to anything is very much up in the air. While good in flashes, they weren’t consistent enough over the full length of the season to deserve much better than the 11th place they finished in. Can the new additions push them into the top five? This is the big question as they try to climb the ladder.

Players in: Tzevaada Muur (Crisisbless Utd, τ1.4m/$4m), Coalan O’Reilly (Capital FC, τ1.1m/$3m)
Players out: Joseph Green (retired), Gary Swann (retired)

Derrick Gleiss [GK], age 24 (KSK)
Leina Tyrrell [D L], age 31 (KSK)
Rosalie Mitrovic [D C], age 29 (KSK)
Brad Brunelle [D C], age 28 (KSK)
Lionel McManamon [D R], age 32 (KSK)
Ruth Finch* [M C], age 32 (SCT)
Margaret Anderton [M L], age 29 (KSK)
Lindsey Cowan [M R], age 32 (KSK)
Alain Veddicho* [AM C] C , age 33 (KSK)
Gedeó Escat [ST], age 21 (TEQ)
Garrett Burke* [ST], age 29 (NOV)

Bailey Lapierre [GK], age 31 (KSK)
Rhys Jensen [D C], age 31 (KSK)
Vincent Laurier [DM C], age 26 (KSK)
Jeaic Jones-Jordan [M C], age 21 (KSK)
Jasmine Serdyuk [D RL], age 25 (KSK)
Leslie Mac an Fhilidh [M R], age 27 (KSK)
Alexandra Provencher [M RL], age 23 (KSK)
Siobhan Loudain [AM C], age 24 (KSK)
Grujwal Singh [F C], age 26 (KSK)

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St. David Wanderers
Home ground: Doecross Meadow (11,300)
Honours: KFL Association (1): 60

Manager: Trevor Bellamy

Representing a small, historic city in central Noua Cymru, a part of the country where rolling moors, ruined castles, frigid winters, and hockey players are what come to mind before “competent soccer team”.

Most expected them to be relegated straight back to the KFL National last season, but they hung on by the skin of their teeth. It’s not likely to be any different this year. The return of experienced wide midfielder Lindsey Cowan after an indifferent stint in Graintfjall could be a good boost to help that cause.

Players in: Lindsey Cowan (Steinaux, undisclosed)

Laurel Tinker-Witt [GK] (ZWZ)
Astrid Lodgen [D LR], age 25 (KSK)

Chris Stevens* [D C], age 29 (ETN)
Carey Mason [D L ], age 27 (KSK)
Zaamil Abed-Louis [DM C], age 22 (EFL)
Rhys Dadit [M C], age 23 (KSK)
Andrey Yusupov* [M RC], age 28 (KSK)
Bryan Hartpoach [M L], age 21 (KSK)
Laura Millclef [AM/F C], age 24 (KSK)
Bratislav Rukavina* [F C], age 26 (PAS)

Peter Collan [GK], age 30 (KSK)
Ryan Dumont [D C], age 33 (KSK)
Nene Shibata [D C], age 25 (HIN)
Teadgh Brewer [D C], age 23 (KSK)
Waleeda Hollis-Park [RB], age 20 (EFL)
Ilan Markowicz [M C], age 32 (KSK)
Raven Cashin [M R], age 35 (BRE)
Jonathan Berton-Fleury [M C], age 26 (KSK)
Marko Kotalczyk [M L ], age 35 (KSK)
Sean Donnelly [AM C], age 30 (KSK)
Doner Grrhonomó [AM C], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Hayden Phelan [F C], age 30 (KSK)
Chung Seo-Yeon [LW/CF/ST], age 21 (HIN)

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Strathcona Internationals
Home ground: Bowreach (34,900)
Rivals: Mazinaw Vanorian, NGSA Ulyanof
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 59; runners-up: 63
Patriotes Cup (1): 12; runners-up: 7
KFL National South (1): 53
Fanzines: To the Ends of the Earth, MPB: Mosh Pit of the Bourgeoisie

Manager: François Saint-Louis

Founded by expatriate labourers to play in the city leagues during the industrial era, the club originated and is named after a working-class district of Vickery. Ironically, it’s now gentrification central where abandoned warehouse punk rock venues rub up against glass-tower condos. While not one of the traditional big clubs, Strathcona have a much stronger claim to that status than many of them in recent years.

Coached by one of Kelssek’s footballing legends, there or thereabouts has been where Strathcona has hovered the last few years. Saint-Louis has won the Patriotes Cup and established them as comfortable IFCF mainstays in the last two years, and a potent offence is spearheaded by Bratislav Rukavina. They should easily be in the top five, and have an outside chance at the championship.

Players in: Chris Stevens (Holloway, τ/$1.5m)
Players out: Rafael Hythewater (US San Savola, τ0.1m/$0.3m)

Hildur Eiríksdóttir [GK], age 30 (KSK)
Krista Staniels [D C], age 36 (APX)
Blake Carter [D C], age 31 (KSK)
Carey Mason [D L], age 27 (KSK)
Alisen Mitrovic [D R], age 29 (KSK)
Gotzon Berystain [DM], age 24 (ASG)
Valgarður Benediktsson [M C], age 29 (KSK)
Yohan Millar* [M R], age 29 (EFL)
Yolandi Heimat* [M C], age 34 (NPH)
Taylor Alfred [AM/F LC] C , age 28 (KSK)
Dan Antoninsson* [CF/SS], age 32 (GRF)

Vladimir Perunovic [GK], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Dominic Lewis [D C], age 35 (KSK)
Harold Archer [D R], age 21 (KSK)
Adam Callaghan [M C], age 24 (KSK)
Rhys Williams [M LC], age 36 (KSK)
Gregor MacLean [M R], age 27 (KSK)
Marius Roberge-Savoie [AM C], age 33 (KSK)
Ryan Trottier [F C], age 34 (KSK)
Vincent Price [F C], age 24 (KSK)

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Torbay Thunder
Home stadium: Armidale Plain (10,300)
Fanzine(s): (Thor Pun Here)
Honours: KFL National (1): 61

Manager: Niall Jenkins

Based in the capital of Kewatin on the rocky Fjordlands, a part of the country where rugby is the dominant sport, Thunder have often had to struggle just to get people to see soccer as worth their time. Former Kelssek international Niall Jenkins sat on the bench for World Cup 55 and is full of stories of the past generation's legends which supposedly get more mythical with every team talk. Whatever it is, his methods are apparently working.

Torbay were in danger of sliding back into the drop zone last season and only the fact that there were four clearly worse teams than them kept them safe. Looking at the promoted teams, you can’t really say the same this year and they have to be prepared for a drawn-out slugfest at the foot of the table. They’ll probably make it through, but they’re dangerously on the cusp.

Players in: Yohan Millar (Shamrock Cathair, t170k/$500k)



Transfers in
Name              Pos     Age  Nat    From                            To                      Fee
Amund Evensen LW 31 VAL SC Rinaldi VAL Kirkenes FC 1.25
Joshua Farrer M L 34 BRE CF Outineau KSK Kingstown Athletic 1.2
Rolf Seyfried CAM 32 STL FC Felsenkirchen 1879 STL Kawarthas 1
Coalan O'Reilly CAM 25 MUR Capital FC SYL Shearwater 3
Wang Yuan ST 25 CMT NGSA Ulaynof KSK Langlois Océanic 2.5
Marc Westond CB 18 SNL Elephant Valley FC SNL Latrobe Athletic 0.5
Cephas Lidston D L 23 SRS NGSA Ulaynof KSK Clayquot City 2
Steve Longhorn GK 32 INS Sindvpore FC INS Langlois Océanic 3.2
Lindsey Cowan M R 32 KSK Steinaux GRF St. David Wanderers undisc
Tzevaada Muur LB 25 MRN Crisisbless United NPH Shearwater 4
Rashid Habeeb LM/LW 20 HTK Demolishers HTK Hamiltonian Cambria 0.85
Chris Stevens CB 29 ETN Holloway ETN Strathcona Intls 1.5
Anna Letov CB 20 SVJ CASK Thorsborg SVJ Kawarthas DFA loan
Erika Wolff ST 33 NPH Hornchurch EUR Kirkenes FC 2
Atlas Vasiliadis LW 26 NPH Belgrave NPH ASC Arvika free
Yamato Oshiro CB 26 HIN Jaglan Royals SRS ASC Arvika free
Elliot Hébert LM 26 ETN Brindham Park ETN Kingstown Athletic free


Transfers out
Joshua Farrer         M L   34 BRE  CF Outineau       KSK     Kingstown Athletic     KSK     1.2
Anis Trabelsi F C 36 AUD CS Saint-Rémy KSK KT Itsasontziak EOT 0.5
Rafael Hythewater CB 37 NPH Strathcona Intls KSK US San Savola SOR 0.3
Bastian Windsor D C 34 NPH Port City KSK Christopher Park XAN 0.5
Cephas Lidston D L 23 SRS NGSA Ulaynof KSK Clayquot City KSK 2
Eva Karven ST 22 KSK Kirkenes KSK Blacklake Blues TAE 5
Abdur Rahmaan Heather CM 20 EFL Sitka Valley KSK ASC Arvika KSK 1.8
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Challengers Cup extra prelim round
Odiol Vincenti (JUE) 2-0 Océanic CF
Océanic CF 3-0 Odiol Vincenti (JUE)
Océanic wins 3-2 on agg.


Challengers Cup 1st prelim round
FC Jordan (SHT) 5-2 Strathcona Intls
Strathcona Intls 1-1 FC Jordan
FC Jordan wins 6-3 on agg.

Eastling Rovers (QOD) 2-3 Océanic CF
Océanic CF 2-1 Eastling Rovers
Océanic wins 5-3 on agg.


Champions League 2nd prelim round
Latrobe Ath 2-2 Algolia AC (SRS)
Algolia AC 1-1 Latrobe Ath
3-3 agg., Algolia wins on away goals
Challengers Cup 2nd prelim round
Frederykvil (GAR) 1-2 Océanic CF
Océanic CF 0-1 Frederykvil
2-2 agg., Océanic wins on away goals
Liga B Trophy 2nd prelim round
Wynleth 1-2 Umbar (CMT)
Umbar 0-0 Wynleth
Umbar wins 2-1 on agg.


Champions League 3rd prelim round
Burnaby 0-1 Riuwiee Utd (AFT)
Riuwiee Utd 1-0 Burnaby
Riuwiee Utd wins 2-0 on agg.
Challengers Cup 3rd prelim round
Océanic 0-2 Turoki Tide (VIL)
Turoki Tide 1-1 Océanic
Turoki Tide wins 3-1 on agg.

Latrobe Ath 2-1 Metropolis Alligators (VLD)
Metropolis Alligators 1-1 Latrobe Ath
Latrobe wins 3-2 on agg.

Kirkenes 3-0 Tiraspol (PDN)
Tiraspol 1-1 Kirkenes
Kirkenes wins 4-1 on agg.
Liga B Trophy 3rd prelim round
Williamsburg (OME) 0-1 Kingstown Ath
Kingstown Ath 1-1 Williamsburg
Kingstown wins 2-1 on agg.

ASC Arvika 0-1 Liliton (ETN)
Liliton 0-2 ASC Arvika
Arvika wins 2-1 on agg.


Challengers Cup playoff round
Golden Eagles (MAP) 1-3 Burnaby
Burnaby 2-0 Golden Eagles
Burnaby wins 5-1 on agg.

Kirkenes 1-0 Maal Angels
Maal Angels 0-1 Kirkenes
Kirkenes wins 2-0 on agg.

Latrobe Ath 2-2 Bruul Skewers
Bruul Skewers 1-1 Latrobe Ath
3-3 agg., Bruul Skewers wins on away goals



Matchweek 1
The first weekend of KFL Championship action is in the books and it’s fun to speculate even though this probably won’t mean a whole lot at the end of the season. Kirkenes was shorn of its star striker Eva Karven and fell 2-1 to a very positive-looking CS Saint-Rémy. De Saintyon was on target for CSSR while Amund Evensen got off the mark in his debut match for Kirkenes. The title defence got off to a high-octane start for Burnaby SC as they put five goals past St-Richard, who scored three themselves which softened the blow a little perhaps as the Salt Coast club knows it’s not against the big dogs that they’ll ultimately be measured. Challengers CF Outineau had a five-star outing themselves as they welcomed newly promoted Kawarthas to the top flight.

Two clubs who will be wondering if they’ve got the off-season right will be Strathcona and Latrobe. The Internationals dropped a stinker at home to newly promoted ASC Arvika, piling on the disappointment from an early exit in the Challengers Cup. ASC scored early through midfielder Thomas Phillips and captain Cale de Munster came off the bench to put in the clincher on the counter-attack. Last season’s runners-up Latrobe also had a tough exit from the IFCF tournaments last week and were beaten away to Novonaya in a fairly tame showing.

St. David Wanderers 3–3 Shearwater FC
Clayquot City 2–1 Association Ariddienne
FC Novonaya 2–1 Latrobe AFC
Langlois Océanic 1–0 Torbay Thunder
CF Outineau 5–2 Kawarthas District
Challengers Cup qualifying round 1st leg
Kirkenes 2-1 Vermillion Rage (NPH)
Crystopolis City (CRY) 1-1 Burnaby

Mazinaw Vanorian 0–0 Kingstown Athletic
Burnaby SC 5–3 CF Saint-Richard
Strathcona Intls 0–2 ASC Arvika
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–1 Coquitlam United
CS Saint-Rémy 2–1 Kirkenes FC


Matchweek 2
Shearwater FC 3–2 Kirkenes FC
Coquitlam United 3–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Challengers Cup qualifying round 2nd leg
Vermillion Rage 2-1 Kirkenes (aet)
3-3 agg., tied on away goals
Kirkenes wins 8-7 in penalty shootout


Burnaby 2-2 Crystopolis City
3-3 agg., Crystopolis City wins on away goals
ASC Arvika 4–3 Hamiltonian Cambria
CF Saint-Richard 1–0 Strathcona Intls
Kingstown Athletic 1–1 Burnaby SC
Kawarthas District 1–3 Mazinaw Vanorian
Torbay Thunder 0–0 CF Outineau
Latrobe AFC 1–2 Langlois Océanic
Association Ariddienne 2–2 FC Novonaya
St. David Wanderers 0–0 Clayquot City

Matchweek 3
Clayquot City 1–0 Shearwater FC
FC Novonaya 3–1 St. David Wanderers
Langlois Océanic 5–3 Association Ariddienne
CF Outineau 2–2 Latrobe AFC
Mazinaw Vanorian 4–1 Torbay Thunder
Burnaby SC 1–0 Kawarthas District
Strathcona Intls 2–0 Kingstown Athletic
Hamiltonian Cambria 3–0 CF Saint-Richard
CS Saint-Rémy 2–1 ASC Arvika
Kirkenes FC 1–1 Coquitlam United

Matchweek 4
Shearwater FC 4–3 Coquitlam United
ASC Arvika 0–1 Kirkenes FC
CF Saint-Richard 3–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Kingstown Athletic 1–2 Hamiltonian Cambria
Kawarthas District 1–1 Strathcona Intls
Torbay Thunder 0–4 Burnaby SC
Latrobe AFC 5–2 Mazinaw Vanorian
Association Ariddienne 1–3 CF Outineau
St. David Wanderers 1–3 Langlois Océanic
Clayquot City 3–0 FC Novonaya

Matchweek 5
Clayquot City are top of the league after a top-of-the-table clash that saw them smash and grab a 2-0 win against Langlois Océanic. Danny Flint’s team were outfoxed with a brilliant performance by Raizen Saikyomono who split the defence twice with killer 40-metre passes to Fabio Coimbra. The other big match of the weekend was the showdown between last season’s top two teams. This is the kind of match that often disappoints but the neutrals at least will be satisfied by the entertainment value of the 3-3 draw between Burnaby and Latrobe. Not so much Latrobe, though, who despite their difficult fixture list will have wanted more than one win in the books by now.

Which St-Richard team will show up on a given day seems something the players themselves don’t seem to know themselves. As poor as they were in their losses, their three wins include Strathcona and now Kirkenes in matches that, conversely, don’t speak very well to those teams’ prospects even with the season just one month old. KFC find themselves at the wrong end of the table - enjoy the Kirkenes relegation jokes while they last! After all, Kirkenes are the only team left in the IFCF after upsetting Vermillion Rage. Meanwhile, Strathcona think they’ve turned the corner this time after a wild 7-5 win against Torbay Thunder that put the Fjordlands team bottom of the table with one point from five matches.

FC Novonaya 1–4 Shearwater FC
Langlois Océanic 0–2 Clayquot City
CF Outineau 4–1 St. David Wanderers
Challengers Cup Group E
Kirkenes 6-2 Sporting Iturributa

Mazinaw Vanorian 2–3 Association Ariddienne
Burnaby SC 3–3 Latrobe AFC
Strathcona Intls 7–5 Torbay Thunder
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–1 Kawarthas District
CS Saint-Rémy 0–1 Kingstown Athletic
Kirkenes FC 0–1 CF Saint-Richard
Coquitlam United 4–1 ASC Arvika


                           Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Clayquot City 5 4 1 0 8 1 +7 13
2 Langlois Océanic 5 4 0 1 11 7 +4 12
3 CF Outineau 5 3 2 0 14 6 +8 11
4 Burnaby SC 5 3 2 0 14 7 +7 11
5 Coquitlam United 5 3 1 1 12 7 +5 10
6 Shearwater FC 5 3 1 1 14 10 +4 10
7 CF Saint-Richard 5 3 0 2 8 9 −1 9
8 Mazinaw Vanorian 5 2 1 2 11 10 +1 7
9 Strathcona Intls 5 2 1 2 10 9 +1 7
10 FC Novonaya 5 2 1 2 8 11 −3 7
11 Hamiltonian Cambria 5 2 0 3 8 7 +1 6
12 ASC Arvika 5 2 0 3 8 10 −2 6
13 CS Saint-Rémy 5 2 0 3 6 9 −3 6
14 Latrobe AFC 5 1 2 2 12 11 +1 5
15 Kingstown Athletic 5 1 2 2 3 5 −2 5
16 Kirkenes FC 5 1 1 3 5 7 −2 4
17 Association Ariddienne 5 1 1 3 10 14 −4 4
18 Kawarthas District 5 1 1 3 5 10 −5 4
19 St. David Wanderers 5 0 2 3 6 13 −7 2
20 Torbay Thunder 5 0 1 4 6 16 −10 1

Matchweek 6
Shearwater FC 0–3 ASC Arvika
CF Saint-Richard 1–1 Coquitlam United
Kingstown Athletic 1–2 Kirkenes FC
[b]Challengers Cup Group E
Myana 2-1 Kirkenes

Kawarthas District 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Torbay Thunder 1–2 Hamiltonian Cambria
Latrobe AFC 2–2 Strathcona Intls
Association Ariddienne 0–1 Burnaby SC
St. David Wanderers 2–2 Mazinaw Vanorian
Clayquot City 1–2 CF Outineau
FC Novonaya 2–2 Langlois Océanic

Matchweek 7
Langlois Océanic 2–0 Shearwater FC
CF Outineau 0–1 FC Novonaya
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–0 Clayquot City
Challengers Cup Group E
Kirkenes 3-1 Northern Stallions

Burnaby SC 2–0 St. David Wanderers
Strathcona Intls 4–2 Association Ariddienne
Hamiltonian Cambria 2–3 Latrobe AFC
CS Saint-Rémy 1–2 Torbay Thunder
Kirkenes FC 1–1 Kawarthas District
Coquitlam United 1–0 Kingstown Athletic
ASC Arvika 1–2 CF Saint-Richard

Matchweek 8
Shearwater FC 1–1 CF Saint-Richard
Kingstown Athletic 1–1 ASC Arvika
Kawarthas District 2–8 Coquitlam United
Cup Winners’ Cup prelim round 1st leg
CF Outineau 3-1 Seevogel Ouwedonau

Torbay Thunder 1–0 Kirkenes FC
Latrobe AFC 1–0 CS Saint-Rémy
Association Ariddienne 3–4 Hamiltonian Cambria
St. David Wanderers 1–1 Strathcona Intls
Clayquot City 0–1 Burnaby SC
FC Novonaya 4–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
Langlois Océanic 0–2 CF Outineau


Matchweek 9
And so Burnaby are top and the last team unbeaten after an efficient win at home to Novonaya, which gives them some daylight with a three-point lead over second place... Coquitlam? Okay. And they’re six points and more ahead of the pack of teams you thought might challenge the Centurions, looking pretty comfortable where they sit. Well hang on. What is Coquitlam up to, because this is mental. Following up an 8-2 thrashing of Kawarthas last week, they beat Torbay 6-2 today. Yeah, you can say they’re beating up on the relegation fodder, but this is crazy. The big question is can they sustain this form, and you look at their lineup and you think surely they can’t. This team isn’t that good. But for now, they are up there and you can’t argue with that.

Looking down the table, Association Ariddienne are struggling with one win in nine matches and you have to hope for them they can recover from a start like that. Scoring’s not the problem and Êsêkïl dí Völará has been carrying them on that front, but all that work is undone when you have a defence that’s leaky like a sieve – tied-worst in the league along with Torbay. But in a way it’s worse because Ariddienne aren’t getting blown out, instead they end up in shooting contests which they lose – a 5-3 here, a 4-2 there...

Strathcona and Clayquot fought to a 3-3 draw that’s done neither team any good, caught in the customary mid-table logjam it’s sent both teams further adrift. Erika Wolff’s goal put Kirkenes over Latrobe as both teams are still far off the pace they set last season, Kirkenes you can sort of see that their magic is confined to international competitions but for Latrobe, well, really, what’s their excuse?

And Shearwater made a real statement with a win against CF Outineau at Parc de la Cremazie, one team looking to contend for the top five against a team that thinks it has a right to win titles. And both struggling to string together some form and consistency. Shearwater’s winner came from Brion Stienno who notched what’s already his 8th goal of the season, an excellent record at this stage.

CF Outineau 1–2 Shearwater FC
Mazinaw Vanorian 4–1 Langlois Océanic
Challengers Cup Group E
Northern Stallions 0-0 Kirkenes

Cup Winners’ Cup prelim round 2nd leg
Seevogel Ouwedonau 1-2 CF Outineau
Outineau wins 5-2 on agg.

Burnaby SC 2–1 FC Novonaya
Strathcona Intls 3–3 Clayquot City
Hamiltonian Cambria 2–0 St. David Wanderers
CS Saint-Rémy 2–0 Association Ariddienne
Kirkenes FC 1–0 Latrobe AFC
Coquitlam United 6–2 Torbay Thunder
ASC Arvika 1–4 Kawarthas District
CF Saint-Richard 3–4 Kingstown Athletic


Matchweek 10
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This could’ve gone either way but flash of the week goes to Brigitte Coppinger whose hat-trick against Mazinaw saw CF Outineau to a 6-3 romp. Honorable mention to Brion Stienno who did the same in Shearwater’s 7-3 thrashing of Kingstown, it’s just that it counts more when you do it against an actual football team.

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Everyone at Burnaby SC who meekly crumpled in Langlois to a 3-0 demo job at the hands of Océanic. Thamior Liadon and Bernard Despatie had extra special stinkers, you guys know Pierre-Louis Laishram is on the other team, right? That loss not only fed points to a direct challenger but let derby rivals Coquitlam displace them as league leaders.


Shearwater FC 7–3 Kingstown Athletic
Kawarthas District 2–2 CF Saint-Richard
Torbay Thunder 0–1 ASC Arvika
Latrobe AFC 1–2 Coquitlam United
Cup Winners’ Cup 1st round 1st leg
CF Outineau 1-0 Damogran (SRS)

Association Ariddienne 3–1 Kirkenes FC
St. David Wanderers 2–3 CS Saint-Rémy
Clayquot City 4–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
FC Novonaya 1–4 Strathcona Intls
Langlois Océanic 3–0 Burnaby SC
CF Outineau 6–3 Mazinaw Vanorian


Matchweek 11
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–1 Shearwater FC
Burnaby SC 3–3 CF Outineau
Strathcona Intls 3–1 Langlois Océanic
Challengers Cup Group E
Kirkenes 3-0 Myana

Hamiltonian Cambria 1–0 FC Novonaya
CS Saint-Rémy 2–1 Clayquot City
Kirkenes FC 1–0 St. David Wanderers
Coquitlam United 1–1 Association Ariddienne
ASC Arvika 0–0 Latrobe AFC
CF Saint-Richard 4–2 Torbay Thunder
Kingstown Athletic 1–3 Kawarthas District


Matchweek 12

WORLD CLASS Kirkenes might be struggling in the league but they’re charging into the knockout rounds of the Challengers Cup and were excellent in a home win against Chromatik side Myana.

BACK ON TRACK? Burnaby captain Kari Zücker after 4-0 win in Mazinaw:
“We know we haven’t been at our best this month. This was a big win for us. We know we can defend our title and we want to build a dominant team here. That’s where you set the bar and that’s where we want to go.”


FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL St. David are still winless in 12 but they earned a precious point by locking the door on Coquitlam. Manager Trevor Bellamy:
“Well we all know, it’s not going to be pretty, and to have the support of our fans through these matches means a lot. They kept us going today and really, when you’re defending for 90 minutes it’s hard. It’s really hard. I liked the fight we put in, I think the players showed their mettle and that win is going to come and it’ll be a big result when it comes.”


Ashton Houston levels the match for Hamiltonian as they held marauding Océanic to a draw.


Shearwater FC 2–2 Kawarthas District
Torbay Thunder 0–1 Kingstown Athletic
Latrobe AFC 1–0 CF Saint-Richard
Association Ariddienne 2–0 ASC Arvika
Cup Winners’ Cup 1st round 2nd leg
Damogran (SRS) 1-1 CF Outineau
Outineau wins 2-1 on agg.

St. David Wanderers 0–0 Coquitlam United
Clayquot City 1–0 Kirkenes FC
FC Novonaya 1–2 CS Saint-Rémy
Langlois Océanic 1–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
CF Outineau 1–0 Strathcona Intls
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–4 Burnaby SC


Matchweek 13
And Shearwater manage to dig that out from the corner flag as Burnaby tried to run out the clock there. That’s a hopeful ball from Muur... and Marsh manages to keep it in. Gives it to O’Reilly. This will probably be the last chance of the game. Coalan O’Reilly is in the box, and Tatjana Pistor!!... O’Reilly fizzed it across the six-yard box and all it needed was the right touch in the right place, delivered by Pistor into the back of the net! Shearwater have denied Burnaby the win today, and they salvage a much-needed point on the road!

...so before we get to more analysis more results from the rest of the league to tell you about. Burnaby remain top of the table but they will have to count that as two points lost and they miss their chance to go clear of their local rivals Coquitlam, who were quiet in a scoreless draw across town against Clayquot City. Fabio Coimbra squandered the best chance of that match but credit to Piotr Lukowitz whose performance was needed to keep the match scoreless.

Lots of goals but some pretty poor football at Exhibition Place as Kirkenes escaped a scare against FC Novonaya, coming back from two goals down to win 5-4 in a match that will supply lots of memes for brain-dead defending. Did Amund Evensen use an invisibility cloak that only works on opponents in that match, because it was just criminal the marking on some of those goals.

A big game in Saint-Remy ended 1-0 to visitors Océanic, who should have scored more if anything. Keira Weiram bossing the midfield and Zilar Galharretborde scoring the winner from a free kick. The result moves Océanic into 4th. Tomorrow brings some interesting fixtures including the Battle of Conryia. Strathcona face a resurgent Mazinaw Vanorian and need a win to keep pace at the top of the table, but Mazinaw will fancy their chances against a side that’s not looking as top-five as it used to be. Both teams coming off losses last week and they’ll be hungry for the three points.

After securing progress in the Cup Winners’ Cup midweek, CF Outineau have the chance to re-take second place as they travel to face Hamiltonian Cambria, another team overperforming expectations and Johannes Sulo’s team could finally be making the breakthrough that’s long been advertised. And Kawarthas will host Torbay in a match with big implications at the foot of the table, with Torbay desperate for a lifeline and hoping they can put an end to their streak of four straight losses. Back to Saturday Soccer on Network Twelve, after this.

Burnaby SC 3–3 Shearwater FC
CS Saint-Rémy 0–1 Langlois Océanic
ASC Arvika 3–0 St. David Wanderers
CF Saint-Richard 1–1 Association Ariddienne
Kirkenes FC 5–4 FC Novonaya
Coquitlam United 0–0 Clayquot City
Challengers Cup Group E
Sporting Iturributa 2-2 Kirkenes

Kingstown Athletic 1–2 Latrobe AFC
Kawarthas District 2–1 Torbay Thunder
Strathcona Intls 1–2 Mazinaw Vanorian
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–0 CF Outineau


                           Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts
1 Burnaby SC 13 8 4 1 30 17 +13 28
2 Coquitlam United 13 7 5 1 31 14 +17 26
3 CF Outineau 13 7 3 3 29 17 +12 24
4 Langlois Océanic 13 7 2 4 22 19 +3 23
5 Hamiltonian Cambria 13 7 1 5 22 19 +3 22
6 Clayquot City 13 6 3 4 18 12 +6 21
7 CS Saint-Rémy 13 7 0 6 17 17 0 21
8 Mazinaw Vanorian 13 6 2 5 27 29 −2 20
9 Strathcona Intls 13 5 4 4 28 22 +6 19
10 Shearwater FC 13 5 4 4 30 27 +3 19
11 Latrobe AFC 13 5 4 4 22 19 +3 19
12 CF Saint-Richard 13 5 4 4 22 22 0 19
13 ASC Arvika 13 5 2 6 18 19 −1 17
14 Kirkenes FC 13 5 2 6 16 18 −2 17
15 Kawarthas District 13 4 4 5 21 27 −6 16
16 FC Novonaya 13 4 2 7 22 28 −6 14
17 Association Ariddienne 13 3 3 7 22 28 −6 12
18 Kingstown Athletic 13 3 3 7 15 24 −9 12
19 Torbay Thunder 13 2 1 10 15 33 −18 7
20 St. David Wanderers 13 0 5 8 11 27 −16 5
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Matchweek 14
Shearwater FC 2–0 Torbay Thunder
Latrobe AFC 5–0 Kawarthas District
Association Ariddienne 2–2 Kingstown Athletic
St. David Wanderers 3–4 CF Saint-Richard
Clayquot City 5–2 ASC Arvika
FC Novonaya 3–2 Coquitlam United
Langlois Océanic 2–1 Kirkenes FC
CF Outineau 1–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–2 Hamiltonian Cambria
Burnaby SC 2–2 Strathcona Intls


Matchweek 15
HIGHLIGHT REEL
A brace from Ashley Douglass gives CF Outineau a War of the Crowns win in Kirkenes.

NO MERE PRETENDERS
Hamiltonian Cambria grabbed a stunning 3-0 win at home to league leaders Burnaby to keep them in fifth place and show their challenge to the league’s elite is no fluke.

Network 12 pundit Roy Therian
“Four straight wins and Latrobe are back in the mix, just four points off the top and Burnaby spluttering away. If Warner Dranz copped a lot of flak for Latrobe’s slide down the table, he deserves a lot of credit for bringing them back up again. It takes a lot of resolve to turn things around when form takes a downturn and there’s a lot of negativity. Now the challenge is to keep this going, they’ve got a lot of ground to make up.”


Strathcona Intls 2–1 Shearwater FC
Hamiltonian Cambria 3–0 Burnaby SC
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
Kirkenes FC 1–2 CF Outineau
Coquitlam United 1–1 Langlois Océanic
ASC Arvika 3–1 FC Novonaya
CF Saint-Richard 1–0 Clayquot City
Kingstown Athletic 2–2 St. David Wanderers
Kawarthas District 2–1 Association Ariddienne
Torbay Thunder 0–1 Latrobe AFC


Matchweek 16
Shearwater FC 2–0 Latrobe AFC
Association Ariddienne 0–1 Torbay Thunder
St. David Wanderers 1–1 Kawarthas District
Clayquot City 0–1 Kingstown Athletic
FC Novonaya 1–2 CF Saint-Richard
Langlois Océanic 2–3 ASC Arvika
CF Outineau 1–2 Coquitlam United
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–3 Kirkenes FC
Burnaby SC 2–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Strathcona Intls 1–1 Hamiltonian Cambria


Matchweek 17
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–1 Shearwater FC
CS Saint-Rémy 1–1 Strathcona Intls
Kirkenes FC 3–3 Burnaby SC
Coquitlam United 1–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
ASC Arvika 1–1 CF Outineau
CF Saint-Richard 0–1 Langlois Océanic
Kingstown Athletic 1–1 FC Novonaya
Kawarthas District 0–1 Clayquot City
Torbay Thunder 2–1 St. David Wanderers
Latrobe AFC 1–1 Association Ariddienne

Matchweek 18
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St. David Wanderers won’t get too many chances to be in this column, so bask in this one. The Hornets were solid defensively, clinical with their chances, and left Latrobe Athletic defeated and frustrated to grab their first win of the season. If only they could do this regularly.

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An absolute disasterclass for Joris Elzokari whose sending-off after 32 minutes actually seemed to improve CF Outineau’s defence. The rest of the team weren’t much better as they slid out of the top five, but at least they tried.


Shearwater FC 1–1 Association Ariddienne
St. David Wanderers 1–0 Latrobe AFC
Clayquot City 1–1 Torbay Thunder
FC Novonaya 1–0 Kawarthas District
Langlois Océanic 3–0 Kingstown Athletic
CF Outineau 0–3 CF Saint-Richard
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–1 ASC Arvika
Burnaby SC 2–0 Coquitlam United
Strathcona Intls 1–0 Kirkenes FC
Hamiltonian Cambria 2–1 CS Saint-Rémy


Matchweek 19
DANGLE, SNIPE, CELLY
See all the goals from Coppinger, Terjakov, Douglass, and Corvin. What a way to bounce back from a tough loss as CF Outineau crushed Kingstown 7-1.

KAPOW
Danielle Maradrogba’s stellar strike helps Association Ariddienne to a vital win against St. David as they move out of the drop zone in the relegation fight.

STAT – Barn doors, etc.
Shearwater dominated the play and should have won this one easily, if they’d been able to get any of their 26 shot attempts on target (this includes the three that went off the post, of course).

CS Saint-Rémy 0–0 Shearwater FC
Kirkenes FC 4–4 Hamiltonian Cambria
Coquitlam United 2–1 Strathcona Intls
ASC Arvika 0–0 Burnaby SC
CF Saint-Richard 2–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
Kingstown Athletic 1–7 CF Outineau
Kawarthas District 1–1 Langlois Océanic
Torbay Thunder 3–2 FC Novonaya
Latrobe AFC 1–0 Clayquot City
Association Ariddienne 2–0 St. David Wanderers


Coupe des Patriotes 3rd round
“That’s the final whistle, and Burnaby has scraped through after a scare from their second division opponents. Second stringers looking distinctly second-class today, and Pierre Vasseur sent on to salvage the win which he did with the kind of skill that was sorely lacking from the league leaders today...”

“And that will do it as the second division team beats a team fighting to stay in the first division... Llandlaff City taught Kawarthas a hard lesson today, and you have to think that’s not going to help the morale at Redmord Point.”

“Every penalty has been scored so far. Here’s Pierre Aboubacar to take Association Ariddienne’s fifth penalty. And Tinker-Witt saves it!! It’s advantage Strathcona! [...] The fifth penalty will be taken by Chung Seo-Yon with the chance to send them into the fourth round. The 20-year old Hinodejin forward given a long run-out in this Cup match... can he win this for Strathcona?... It’s in! That took some nerve! Struck with power, straight down the middle. It’s Strathcona who move on to the fourth round!”

CF Mirabelle 1–0 Pembina City
Clayquot City 3–2 Torbay Thunder
Llandlaff City 3–1 Kawarthas District
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–0 Wild Rose FC
Sitka Valley 1–2 Coquitlam United
FC Novonaya 0–2 Langlois Océanic
CF Outineau 3–1 Southbank Mariners
ASC Arvika 2–5 Shearwater FC
Latrobe Athletic 3–1 Redswyth Red Stars
NGSA Ulyanof 1–0 Franche-Contamine
Association Ariddienne 2–2 Strathcona Internationals (2–2 AET) (4–5 pen.)
St. Kildera FC 1–2 Colwynian Vale
St. David Wanderers 1–5 Hamiltonian Cambria
Kingstown Athletic 1–0 Kirkenes FC
CS Saint-Rémy 0–1 CF Saint-Richard
Fretscray FC 1–2 Burnaby SC


Matchweek 20
Coquitlam United go top of the league! After their city rivals lost on their trip to the Salt Coast, they had to hold their nerve in a Sunday evening match at home to Hamiltonian Cambria, who were on a four-match unbeaten run in all competitions. No longer, as they ran off to a three goal lead after 20 minutes with goals from Alex Bronson, Rycszard Vepocojat, and Aldo Vocani, who would add a second from the penalty spot later on. Cambria fought back to within a goal at half-time but ended up paying a hard price for their poor start.

The top four teams have gained some separation from the rest of the field, with some unusual members in that top four. Coquitlam themselves, of course, are flying high above expectations. But CF Saint-Richard, which has seen a roller-coaster time of things in recent years, are not fading away as they did the last time they found themselves at this end of the table. Or at least not as quickly. Certainly this win, which helped unseat the defending champions from the top, will give them a boost as the season enters the pointy end.

Latrobe looked like they were roaring back but are now falling further adrift. They can take some solace in that four points off 5th gives them a fighting chance at IFCF football, but hopes they could build on their second place last season have evaporated with a meek 1-0 loss against FC Novonaya.

Shearwater FC 0–0 St. David Wanderers
Association Ariddienne 1–2 Clayquot City
Latrobe AFC 0–1 FC Novonaya
Torbay Thunder 0–2 Langlois Océanic
Kawarthas District 1–1 CF Outineau
Kingstown Athletic 1–2 Mazinaw Vanorian
CF Saint-Richard 2–1 Burnaby SC
ASC Arvika 2–1 Strathcona Intls
Coquitlam United 5–2 Hamiltonian Cambria
Kirkenes FC 1–0 CS Saint-Rémy


Matchweek 21
Kirkenes FC 2–3 Shearwater FC
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 Coquitlam United
Hamiltonian Cambria 3–2 ASC Arvika
Strathcona Intls 3–1 CF Saint-Richard
Burnaby SC 3–1 Kingstown Athletic
Mazinaw Vanorian 4–2 Kawarthas District
CF Outineau 5–1 Torbay Thunder
Langlois Océanic 2–3 Latrobe AFC
FC Novonaya 0–0 Association Ariddienne
Clayquot City 1–0 St. David Wanderers


Matchweek 22
Patrice Boudreau tries to answer why Kirkenes can’t seem to find their IFCF form in the league after another loss leaves Kirkenes in 14th place.
It’s really hard to explain. Obviously one doesn’t make up for another when you’re in this position, because for this club it’s not acceptable to be 14th in the league no matter what. Doesn’t matter going far in the Challengers Cup if you won’t be there again next year. It’s something we need to improve on really urgently.

TWO’S TROUBLE
Seong Mi-Na’s brace sends CF Saint-Richard over Hamiltonian by a score of 4-3, and they end the week in second place, a high water mark for the club in the modern era.

MARADROGBA ON POINT
Danielle Maradrogba’s late equalizer sneaks past the near post. That keeps Ariddienne 3 points above the relegation zone and allows Burnaby to extend their lead at the top to five points.

/s? Clayquot City’s Anders Kreissen after a disappointing loss in Breton.
We can’t make excuses for that loss. Of course, our train was late, we got some bad luck with VAR, Shearwater cut the grass long to frustrate our passing game, and they were making all these tactical fouls and the ref never booked any of them. It’s ridiculous they got away with all that. But there’s no excuses for this.


Shearwater FC 2–1 Clayquot City
St. David Wanderers 0–1 FC Novonaya
Association Ariddienne 2–2 Langlois Océanic
Latrobe AFC 1–0 CF Outineau
Torbay Thunder 2–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
Kawarthas District 3–6 Burnaby SC
Kingstown Athletic 1–3 Strathcona Intls
CF Saint-Richard 4–3 Hamiltonian Cambria
ASC Arvika 3–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Coquitlam United 2–3 Kirkenes FC


Coupe des Patriotes 4th round
It’s the magic of the Cup isn’t it? This year’s fairytale is that of Llandlaff City, who are now into the quarterfinals after an upset win at Macquarie Docklands. Latrobe maybe thought they were coasting after a highly significant win against CF Outineau last week and they were frustrated by an well-organized defensive effort. It’s a massive run for this central Noua Cymru club which only just won promotion to the second division.

That said, there were no other surprises as the other lower division teams were eliminated with ruthless efficiency, fear, and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.

Latrobe Athletic 0–1 Llandlaff City
CF Outineau 5–3 CF Saint-Richard
CF Mirabelle 0–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
Burnaby SC 3–2 Colwynian Vale
Shearwater FC 0–1 Coquitlam United
Strathcona Internationals 5–1 NGSA Ulyanof
Clayquot City 1–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
Langlois Océanic 3–1 Kingstown Athletic


Matchweek 23
Coquitlam United 0–0 Shearwater FC
Kirkenes FC 1–0 ASC Arvika
CS Saint-Rémy 2–0 CF Saint-Richard
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–1 Kingstown Athletic
Cup Winners’ Cup quarterfinals 1st leg
Hellinic Rouge (PAS) 2-0 CF Outineau

Challengers Cup round of 32 1st leg
Pitxi-Pitxi 2-2 Kirkenes

Strathcona Intls 1–0 Kawarthas District
Burnaby SC 2–0 Torbay Thunder
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–1 Latrobe AFC
CF Outineau 0–1 Association Ariddienne
Langlois Océanic 4–0 St. David Wanderers
FC Novonaya 1–1 Clayquot City


Matchweek 24
Shearwater FC 2–0 FC Novonaya
Clayquot City 2–0 Langlois Océanic
St. David Wanderers 2–3 CF Outineau
Cup Winners’ Cup quarterfinals 2nd leg
CF Outineau 0-2 Hellinic Rouge (PAS)
Hellinic Rouge wins 4-0 on agg.

Challengers Cup round of 32 2nd leg
Kirkenes 3-2 Pitxi-Pitxi
Kirkenes wins 5-4 on agg.

Association Ariddienne 0–3 Mazinaw Vanorian
Latrobe AFC 3–2 Burnaby SC
Torbay Thunder 2–2 Strathcona Intls
Kawarthas District 1–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
Kingstown Athletic 0–2 CS Saint-Rémy
CF Saint-Richard 1–0 Kirkenes FC
ASC Arvika 1–3 Coquitlam United


“And that will be it for Outineau. They didn’t make it easy, but they were simply outmatched by Hellinic Rouge over the two legs of this tie. They’ll have to be content knowing they’ve gotten the furthest of any Kelssek team in this competition, but their road in the Cup Winners’ Cup ends here.”

“...and surely the winning goal! Kirkenes didn’t seem to want extra time, they decided to go for it, and the risk you have to say has paid off. They’ve defeated the team from Tequilo on aggregate and despite the grumbling over the team’s league form, the fans will savour this run into the IFCF knockout phase!”

Matchweek 25
On a high after beating Burnaby last week, Latrobe were brought back to earth as they suffered a 3-1 loss to Strathcona, a much bigger blow against a direct rival for IFCF qualification. Bryan Hartpoach and Andrey Yusupov were on the scoresheet for Strathcona, and Bratislav Rukavina added a 5th goal in 7 matches late in injury time. There were no further problems for the league leaders, who swept aside Association Ariddienne with imperious ease. More interesting was the Coquitlam vs. St-Richard match, which doesn’t normally see these two sides fighting over second place. Sungnam-Simon Park bent a free kick past Kevin Cannon to open the scoring, but Coquitlam came back with two goals as Dusty Clement put one in off the crossbar and Neil Lych squeezed a shot through the legs of Alexandre von Mertens.

ASC Arvika 4–0 Shearwater FC
Coquitlam United 2–1 CF Saint-Richard
Kirkenes FC 4–3 Kingstown Athletic
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 Kawarthas District
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–0 Torbay Thunder
Strathcona Intls 3–1 Latrobe AFC
Burnaby SC 2–0 Association Ariddienne
Mazinaw Vanorian 1–1 St. David Wanderers
CF Outineau 1–1 Clayquot City
Langlois Océanic 0–0 FC Novonaya


                           Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts
1 Burnaby SC 25 14 7 4 55 35 +20 49
2 Coquitlam United 25 13 7 5 51 30 +21 46
3 CF Saint-Richard 25 13 4 8 43 38 +5 43
4 Langlois Océanic 25 12 6 7 42 32 +10 42
5 Strathcona Intls 25 11 8 6 49 36 +13 41
6 Shearwater FC 25 11 8 6 44 37 +7 41
7 CF Outineau 25 11 7 7 51 33 +18 40
8 Clayquot City 25 11 6 8 33 23 +10 39
9 CS Saint-Rémy 25 12 3 10 29 27 +2 39
10 Latrobe AFC 25 11 5 9 39 33 +6 38
11 Hamiltonian Cambria 25 10 7 8 44 41 +3 37
12 Mazinaw Vanorian 25 11 4 10 43 46 −3 37
13 ASC Arvika 25 10 4 11 40 39 +1 34
14 Kirkenes FC 25 10 4 11 39 39 0 34
15 FC Novonaya 25 8 6 11 34 42 −8 30
16 Association Ariddienne 25 5 8 12 33 44 −11 23
17 Kawarthas District 25 5 8 12 32 51 −19 23
18 Torbay Thunder 25 6 4 15 27 51 −24 22
19 Kingstown Athletic 25 4 7 14 29 54 −25 19
20 St. David Wanderers 25 1 9 15 22 48 −26 12

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Matchweek 26
Laishram venting on KBC Sports after Océanic’s loss to Shearwater: “It’s just not good enough. There are some players here who don’t belong on a team that’s supposed to be gunning for trophies. If they aren’t willing to do what it takes for the club they’ve got to move on.”
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Reports that a heated argument went on at half time in the Langlois Océanic room as they went in 2-0 down. They might not have realized how close the away team locker room is to the media buffet or how thin the walls are.
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Coquitlam Utd captain and Banijan international Obey Chidiebere announces he will retire as a player at the end of the season. Something to spur on his teammates as they chase their city rivals for what would be an unlikely title win.
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Post Match Thread: Shearwater 3-1 Océanic CF – MELTDOWN ON THE SALT COAST EDITION
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Eulatie Abraham has scored in the last 7 straight matches he has started. Dramatic.
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Kawarthas 1 – [2] Kirkenes - Erika Wolff 54’ (WHAM!)
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St. David needs 4 points from 9 matches to avoid the worst KFL-C points total in modern history. “Nothing is impossible with this club,” deadpans Alain Veddicho when asked about it
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Brian Sanders vs. Torbay: 5 key tackles, 3 headed clearances, 12.1km run, 6 forward passes. Tank.
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Shearwater FC 3–1 Langlois Océanic
FC Novonaya 0–2 CF Outineau
Clayquot City 2–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
St. David Wanderers 0–2 Burnaby SC
Association Ariddienne 2–4 Strathcona Intls
Latrobe AFC 1–0 Hamiltonian Cambria
Torbay Thunder 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Kawarthas District 1–3 Kirkenes FC
Kingstown Athletic 0–2 Coquitlam United
CF Saint-Richard 2–1 ASC Arvika


Matchweek 27
Garrett Burke: breaks a two-month scoring drought with a banger from 35 yards, giving team its first lead since the formation of subatomic particles at the beginning of the universe.
Derrick Gleiss: imma spill a harmless cross right onto the boot of rukavina
#Just_StDW_things

CF Saint-Richard 3–3 Shearwater FC
ASC Arvika 1–1 Kingstown Athletic
Coquitlam United 3–0 Kawarthas District
Kirkenes FC 0–0 Torbay Thunder
CS Saint-Rémy 0–1 Latrobe AFC
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–1 Association Ariddienne
Strathcona Intls 2–1 St. David Wanderers
Burnaby SC 1–0 Clayquot City
Mazinaw Vanorian 1–1 FC Novonaya
CF Outineau 1–1 Langlois Océanic


Matchweek 28
The review was interminable, as the referee and fourth official struggled to ward away the Burnaby players from the replay screen. Novanaya’s players looked on with a bit of smugness, since even if the goal was confirmed, a point would do for them, and they couldn’t have done time-wasting any better if they’d tried. The frustrated referee ended up waving yellow cards at two Burnaby players as the home crowd jeered and mocked the visitors.

Finally, the referee took ten seconds to decide his original decision was correct. The incredulous protests of Nicole Birch earned her a second yellow card. The veteran should’ve known better. The seething Burnaby team never recovered their composure and stomped off the field 14 minutes later having handed Coquitlam, scheduled for the Sunday afternoon time slot, a chance to level with them on 55 points.

Coquitlam walked out in Torbay looking at first like the pressure was getting to them. The home team pressed them back early and Yolandi Heimat played a delicious ball over the top for Dan Antoninsson, who clinically slotted the ball inside the far post to give Torbay the lead. Coquitlam were running against the wind, in more ways than one; one of those Fjordlands gales was swirling around Armidale Plain.

But they got some luck in the 67th minute as the wind blew a Torbay goal kick off course enough for Obey Chidibere intercept it and play it forward to Aldo Vocani, who played an enthralling one-two with Stephanie Grübling and nipped in to score. That woke the team up and it felt inevitable that they would get the winning goal on 83 minutes when Kassel Pokorný got forward to head in a cross. They ended the match top of the league by goal difference.

Shearwater FC 4–2 CF Outineau
Langlois Océanic 0–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
FC Novonaya 1–0 Burnaby SC
Challengers Cup round of 16 1st leg
Kirkenes 1-2 Spartangrad (EUR)

Clayquot City 5–1 Strathcona Intls
St. David Wanderers 3–3 Hamiltonian Cambria
Association Ariddienne 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Latrobe AFC 2–0 Kirkenes FC
Torbay Thunder 1–2 Coquitlam United
Kawarthas District 0–0 ASC Arvika
Kingstown Athletic 3–0 CF Saint-Richard


Matchweek 29
Kingstown Athletic 0–0 Shearwater FC
Challengers Cup round of 16 2nd leg
Spartangrad 1-0 Kirkenes
Spartangrad wins 3-1 on agg.

Coupe des Patriotes quarterfinals
Hamiltonian Cambria 2–0 Clayquot City
Llandlaff City 3–6 Coquitlam United
Strathcona Internationals 0–2 CF Outineau
Langlois Océanic 1–3 Burnaby SC

CF Saint-Richard 2–0 Kawarthas District
ASC Arvika 1–1 Torbay Thunder
Coquitlam United 3–1 Latrobe AFC
Kirkenes FC 2–0 Association Ariddienne
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 St. David Wanderers
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–2 Clayquot City
Strathcona Intls 0–1 FC Novonaya
Burnaby SC 1–0 Langlois Océanic
Mazinaw Vanorian 1–0 CF Outineau


Matchweek 30
After losing to Burnaby twice in a week Langlois were desperate to get something out of a tough series of fixtures. With Strathcona coming to visit, Keira Weiram struck back for the home team and then dragged the team along through force of will. Eventually it was a ball-winning tackle from Weiram that started the move allowing Wang Yuan to put them ahead. What Weiram was thinking as Norue Busokhu and Armisael argued over who was more at fault for the poorly-defended corner that allowed Strathcona to steal the equalizer is not certain.

Shearwater FC 3–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
CF Outineau 1–2 Burnaby SC
Langlois Océanic 2–2 Strathcona Intls
FC Novonaya 0–0 Hamiltonian Cambria
Clayquot City 1–1 CS Saint-Rémy
St. David Wanderers 1–4 Kirkenes FC
Association Ariddienne 1–0 Coquitlam United
Latrobe AFC 5–0 ASC Arvika
Torbay Thunder 0–0 CF Saint-Richard
Kawarthas District 0–1 Kingstown Athletic


Matchweek 31
Burnaby fell to a home loss against Mazinaw Vanorian on Sunday night leaving Coquitlam again top by goal difference. It’s turning points within turning points in this title race as it looked like the Easties’ hopes were snuffed out last week when they couldn’t score against Ariddienne.

Dario Tule’s hat trick gave Hamiltonian a 4-2 victory and deepened the sense of crisis at Océanic. Since Pierre-Louis Laishram’s rant blaming his teammates for the team’s fortunes, results have gotten even worse. Manager Danny Flint has quashed rumours of his departure after leaving a meeting with the board of directors, saying that he definitely will be at the club next season, but “many” current players won’t.

Kawarthas District 0–3 Shearwater FC
Kingstown Athletic 4–1 Torbay Thunder
CF Saint-Richard 1–0 Latrobe AFC
ASC Arvika 1–0 Association Ariddienne
Coquitlam United 3–2 St. David Wanderers
Kirkenes FC 2–1 Clayquot City
CS Saint-Rémy 1–1 FC Novonaya
Hamiltonian Cambria 4–2 Langlois Océanic
Strathcona Intls 0–1 CF Outineau
Burnaby SC 0–1 Mazinaw Vanorian


Matchweek 32
Shearwater FC 1–1 Burnaby SC
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–0 Strathcona Intls
CF Outineau 2–0 Hamiltonian Cambria
Langlois Océanic 1–0 CS Saint-Rémy
FC Novonaya 2–1 Kirkenes FC
Clayquot City 1–0 Coquitlam United
St. David Wanderers 2–0 ASC Arvika
Association Ariddienne 2–1 CF Saint-Richard
Latrobe AFC 1–0 Kingstown Athletic
Torbay Thunder 1–2 Kawarthas District


Matchweek 33
“St. David Wanderers have been relegated with a 2-1 loss against CF St-Richard, which just goes to show a second win of the season does you no good if it comes on matchday 32. Burnaby were presented the chance to put some distance between them and second-place Coquitlam after the Easties fall to a loss against Novonaya, but were unconvincing and toothless in a 0-0 draw against struggling Strathcona, whose seventh game without a win eliminates them from IFCF contention. At least it technically wasn’t Mazinaw who did it. Brigitte Coppinger answered the critics with a goal on 41 minutes which gave Outineau a 1-0 win at the Intersat, moving the Rouge-et-bleu into sixth and three points behind Latrobe for the last IFCF spot.”

Torbay Thunder 2–3 Shearwater FC
Kawarthas District 0–1 Latrobe AFC
Kingstown Athletic 1–1 Association Ariddienne
CF Saint-Richard 2–1 St. David Wanderers
ASC Arvika 1–1 Clayquot City
Coquitlam United 1–2 FC Novonaya
Kirkenes FC 1–4 Langlois Océanic
CS Saint-Rémy 0–1 CF Outineau
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–3 Mazinaw Vanorian
Strathcona Intls 0–0 Burnaby SC


Matchweek 34
Shearwater FC 5–3 Strathcona Intls
Burnaby SC 1–0 Hamiltonian Cambria
Mazinaw Vanorian 1–0 CS Saint-Rémy
CF Outineau 1–3 Kirkenes FC
Langlois Océanic 2–0 Coquitlam United
Coupe des Patriotes semifinals
Burnaby SC 3–3 Hamiltonian Cambria (3–3 AET) (5–4 pen.)
Coquitlam United 2–0 CF Outineau

FC Novonaya 1–1 ASC Arvika
Clayquot City 0–2 CF Saint-Richard
St. David Wanderers 1–1 Kingstown Athletic
Association Ariddienne 2–3 Kawarthas District
Latrobe AFC 2–2 Torbay Thunder


“...but Despatie saves it! He got just enough on that to redirect it off the post...! Shootout heartbreak for Cambria!Hamiltonian came so close, but it’s Burnaby who will be going to the final in Alavaria!”

“And that’s looped over Thimiscles Seanclair who can’t believe it! Auiloquet just wants to disappear after slicing a cross into his own net! It’s two-nil to Coquitlam United, who look set to face their city rivals in the Cup final...!
This really caps off a miserable week for CF Outineau, after being outfoxed at home by Kirkenes, surely they’re headed for defeat in this semifinal now. It’s been a frustrating year for a team which has reason to believe their performances over the season merit a better fate than this.”

Matchweek 35
Lukonov’s bananas after match interview: “I give you hat-trick. You doubt me? You doubt this team? See the goals. I show you before, I show you now.”
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Dario Tule’s PotM performance vs. Strathcona: 1 assist, 3 key passes, 7 tackles, 0.74 xG, 6 geese a-laying, 100% headers won. Determined.
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Lukonov skins two defenders alive to make it 5-1 for Latrobe (not literally)
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Kingstown 1-[4] Clayquot – Fabio Coimbra 26’ (BANGER!)
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After comeback win against CSSR, Burnaby need four points from three matches to clinch the title
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In 9 games since last win, Strathcona has hit as many posts as they’ve hit the rest of the entire season. Thwarted.
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Since returning from playing for Savigliane at AOCAF, Anne-Marie Roux has led all FC Novonaya players in goal contributions. Worldly.
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Latrobe AFC 6–2 Shearwater FC
Torbay Thunder 2–0 Association Ariddienne
Kawarthas District 1–1 St. David Wanderers
Kingstown Athletic 2–6 Clayquot City
CF Saint-Richard 1–3 FC Novonaya
ASC Arvika 0–0 Langlois Océanic
Coquitlam United 1–0 CF Outineau
Kirkenes FC 1–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
CS Saint-Rémy 1–2 Burnaby SC
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–1 Strathcona Intls


Matchweek 36
“...well that’s the final whistle at Stadium Konoha and Burnaby will have a sick feeling about this one! They’ve been comprehensively beaten by a team that’s had a torrid season, but Kirkenes showed up in the big match and stunned the home fans. They thought they could take a big step to a second straight championship against their rivals, instead it’s a big 3-0 defeat. Evensen, Webster, and Kirkland all finding their scoring boots today and they can be very pleased with this one!”

“Clement plays it square! VOCANI!!... has put it over the bar! What a huge miss that could be in the title race!”
“You know the Burnaby players are watching that and biting their nails because one goal here, could blow this thing wide open. They’re breathing a sigh of relief.”


“...Stromby has put Latrobe team into fourth place, and a dagger in the hearts of the Ariddienne fans! What a finish, and a disaster for Ariddienne! They just couldn’t hold on in the end, and they will slip one point behind Kawarthas.”
“They lost concentration at the wrong time. And that could be a very costly defensive lapse for this young team.”


Shearwater FC 2–0 Hamiltonian Cambria
Strathcona Intls 3–4 CS Saint-Rémy
Burnaby SC 0–3 Kirkenes FC
CF Outineau 1–2 ASC Arvika
Langlois Océanic 5–1 CF Saint-Richard
FC Novonaya 1–1 Kingstown Athletic
Clayquot City 2–2 Kawarthas District
St. David Wanderers 2–1 Torbay Thunder
Mazinaw Vanorian 1–1 Coquitlam United
Association Ariddienne 2–3 Latrobe AFC


Matchweek 37
And so this is it. When you looked at the calendar and saw a Battle of Burnaby on matchday 37, you knew it’ll be a big match, but few could have expected it to be quite this big. It’s been a season beyond expectations for the Easties, and here on their home turf, Coquitlam United have the chance to steal the title from their illustrious city rivals. For their part, Burnaby SC can rub one in their faces by clinching the league championship right here. Saturday Soccer on Twelve, and it’s live!

1’ : “Vepocojat plays it forward, flicked on by Vocani!... and Bernard Despatie had to be sharp to stop that shot from Clement! Coquitlam getting straight down to business here.”
7’: “This is a break for Burnaby here and Bronson put his studs into Buené’s calf!... That chance is broken up and that will be a yellow card for the Xannerian. Left the referee no choice really but Bronson is in that vulnerable position because his teammates are slow getting back and he has to make the foul to stop Vasseur getting a 2-on-1 situ-the free kick is taken quickly! And Mufes has hit the post!”
18’: “Liadon has barrelled past Lych on the right wing... the cross is low, and Pierre Vasseur has missed a sitter! It might have took a bit of deflection coming in, but he ended up mis-kicking that and putting it wide!”
23’: “Good spell of pressure from Burnaby... Emond to Mufes. Feidhlim latches on to it and plays a cross into the box first time. Oh, did Pokorný... I think he did! The referee points to the spot, it’s a penalty! Now Pokorný will say it was deflected onto his arm, but that doesn’t matter by the letter of the rules... I expect VAR is going to confirm this...”
25’: “And finally, the penalty is confirmed, and Pierre Vasseur steps up to take this. Deep breath from the Valladar striker, who’s scored every penalty he’s taken in the league this season, did have one miss early in the Challengers Cup... and no mistake here! Power and placement, low to the left, no chance for Lukowitz, one-nil to Burnaby!”
36’: “Clumsy tackle by Yonte and Vepocojat will fancy this. He scored from around this position just two weeks ago, and that was the winner against CF Outineau. Can he do it again?... It’s off the crossbar!! And Boulechemin thumps it into row Z! That was as close as they’ve been, Coquitlam!”
43’: “...the cross is too high for Vocani, but Chidiebere has caught up to it on the right flank. Looking for options. He goes for goal! And Obey Chidiebere has put it into the net! The captain has equalized for Coquitlam! A big goal just before half time, the Easties are still in this one!”
HT: COQ 1-1 BUR
50’: “Patient pressure from Burnaby here. They win their matches in the midfield with this kind of probing... quick passes like that can open you up... Zücker plays it in front of Buené... Buené gets off the shot! Marvellous goal from Buené! Takes it past the defender with his first touch, squeezed it in at the near post with his second, and Burnaby are ahead!”
63’: “Burnaby can smell their 14th league championship now. Seth Harrison is looking to keep some fresh legs out here as Turok van Halen will replace Minerva Emond.”
69’: “Haabjörn can’t get to that! Vocani can!!... And somehow Despatie kept that out! A brilliant reflex save from the Burnaby keeper!... And on the Coquitlam bench manager Henri Hubert’s got his head in his hands. I think the crowd thought it was a certain goal too.”
72’: “You know a draw wouldn’t be the worst result for Burnaby, they’ll fancy their chances against ASC Arvika next week, but you never want to leave that chance do you...”
77’: “Vasseur’s been marked out of this match in the second half and will make way for Samir Petrovic. Something different to trouble the Coquitlam defence maybe.”
79’: “Bronson with a killer pass!... But it’s a tame shot from Dusty Clement in the end, and Despatie gratefully smothers that ball. It’s play like that which is why they’re taking the risk of leaving him on despite the early booking.”
83’: “Tries to find the head of Vocani but that’s catching practice for the Burnaby keeper. And Despatie throws it out quickly! Liadon across the field to Feidhlim! It’s three-on-one the other way for Burnaby! Feidhlim has to pick the right option here... and Mufes...! THREE-ONE! Surely that seals it! Burnaby has one hand on the KFL Championship trophy now! Maillardville Park has gone silent, but for the away section, as the subs have joined in the dogpile in front of their fans.”
90+5’: “...and Coquitlam had to push for the win today, they were the ones who had to make up ground, but they can still be proud of this season, and they now have to pick themselves up and focus on securing a Champions League spot next week. Final whistle! Burnaby SC are champions of Kelssek for the 14th time! They have successfully defended their title on the home turf of their city rivals.”

Association Ariddienne 0–0 Shearwater FC
Latrobe AFC 3–0 St. David Wanderers
Torbay Thunder 2–0 Clayquot City
Kawarthas District 0–1 FC Novonaya
Kingstown Athletic 1–0 Langlois Océanic
CF Saint-Richard 0–0 CF Outineau
ASC Arvika 2–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
Coquitlam United 1–3 Burnaby SC
Kirkenes FC 2–4 Strathcona Intls
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 Hamiltonian Cambria


Matchweek 38
The Championship is already decided and it will stay at Stadium Konoha. Burnaby SC will get to parade it in front of their home fans at the end of their match against ASC Arvika today, in what’s essentially a friendly and with the title wrapped up, Burnaby will probably send out some youngsters to rest key players ahead of the Patriotes Cup final where they’ll rematch with Coquitlam and aim to secure a historic Double.

But the second Champions League place is still up for grabs. Latrobe will feel a lot different about coming second this time. Last year it was disappointment after letting the title slip but after a bad start it’ll feel like a reward for their commitment and resilience. They face a challenge from two teams who’ve performed well above expectations and will see coming second as a vindication of their upwardly mobile ambitions – but in truth, won’t be too disappointed at already having secured IFCF football next season.
2 Latrobe AFC              37   20   6  11    65   43  +22    66
3 Shearwater FC 37 18 12 7 73 56 +17 66
4 Coquitlam United 37 19 8 10 68 44 +24 65
5 CF Saint-Richard 37 18 7 12 58 56 +2 61
6 Langlois Océanic 37 16 10 11 60 46 +14 58

But there’s also the fight for fifth and it just had to come down to the Salt Coast Derby. They’re not playing against each other, but that rivalry is in play today. Langlois has to win against Kawarthas, knowing that if they do, their better goal difference could be the factor, and they host a desperate relegation battler who won’t make it easy for them. A point will do for St-Richard but Mazinaw is a harder opponent on paper.
17 Association Ariddienne   37    7  11  19    44   63  −19    32
18 Torbay Thunder 37 8 8 21 40 68 −28 32
19 Kawarthas District 37 7 11 19 41 71 −30 32
20 St. David Wanderers 37 3 12 22 36 71 −35 21 R

Only one will be saved. Torbay and Ariddienne have had good runs in the top flight over the last few years, and for one of them it will end today. Kawarthas has a chance to stop the yo-yo and stay up. Goal difference will be a factor if it comes down to Torbay and Kawarthas. All still to play for.

1 min: CFO 1-0 KIN – Juha Terjakov wastes no time putting Outineau on the board. Straight from the kickoff, he chests down a long ball from Odveig Wheeler, swivels and fires it into the net from 20 yards.
4 min: LAN 0-1 KAW – A goal with implications at both ends of the table. Cameron Parrott taps in a cut-back from , who was allowed a free run to the byline. Sloppy defending by Océanic.
7 min: BUR 0-0 ASC – Tetsuya Watanabe shoots a penalty off the post! It was a big chance for ASC Arvika to put the champions on the back foot after Cale de Munster was clattered in the box.
9 min: SDW 1-0 AAR – A costly error sees Ariddienne in trouble early in the day! A defensive mixup lets Girolamo Alcides in all alone to slot the ball in. As it stands, Kawarthas will be the sole survivor.
13 min: MAZ 0-1 SRI - Venig de Bondyes and Seong Mi-Na put on some excellent link up play to give St-Richard the lead in Mazinaw!
18 min: SHE 0-0 SRE – Shearwater get a penalty as Coalan O’Reilly is brought down in the box but Cale Shaughlin tips Brion Steinno’s shot over the bar!
19 min: LAN 1-1 KAW – This is why it’s a bad idea to lose track of Keira Weiram when Océanic get a corner. Torbay are now out of the relegation zone by the power of goal difference.
22 min: HAM 0-1 KIR – Finally someone who can score a **** penalty, Amund Evenson makes it look easy. Critics will be quick to remind you it doesn’t excuse being bad all season etc.
26 min: CLA 0-1 LAT – The Battle of Etnier has been attrition so far, and in the match’s first real dangerous moment Griogair Urquhart, surrounded by three Clayquot players, manages to squeeze it out to an unmarked Raïf Ducharne who strikes it into the roof of the net with some real venom.
30 min: SDW 2-0 AAR – Ariddienne are in a hole now, as already-relegated St. David mercilessly drag them into the void with them. Garrett Burke with some nice movement to get free of his defender and with a well-weighted pass from Lindsey Cowan, a half-yard of space is all he needs to find the inside of the far post.
35 min: LAN 3-1 KAW – Océanic grab two goals in five minutes as Kawarthas’s backline dissolved into disarray, unable to cope with some vicious crosses from Aleksander Lukonov and Lubruose Prape. Stromby and Ferguson are the scorers of two mirror-image goals.
36 min: CFO 2-0 KIN – It’s been tough sledding for Radomir Primakov all year but at least he gets his 5th goal of the season.
41 min: SDW 2-1 AAR – Bríana Noahsdóttir capitalizes on some casual efforts at possession football by St. David. Ariddienne have a way back into this match, let’s see what they come up with at half time.
45 min: SDW 2-2 AAR – Ariddienne have come to life! It’s like they suddenly realized what’s at stake. Not the first time Êsêkïl dí Völará has split the defence with a diagonal ball but the first time someone’s gotten on the end of it, and it’s Ismaël Zahiri who bundles it in.
Half time across the KFL Championship. CF St-Richard are looking comfortable in 5th place, while Coquitlam have been quiet in their match against Strathcona, which remains scoreless. With Shearwater also having missed a silver-plattered chance, the advantage in the race for the second Champions League place rests not-too-comfortably with Latrobe. Kawarthas look as good as buried against Océanic, who need this win to stand any chance of IFCF football, and with Torbay and Ariddienne both drawing in their respective matches, Ariddienne will stay up on goal difference as things stand.
46 min: SHE 0-1 CSR – No sooner has the second half started at Kingswharf do Shearwater find themselves a goal down. Arsène de Saintyon’s long shot should have been dealt with more convincingly by Tomasz Janaczek, instead he ends up beating it away into the path of Greta Enger, who unleashes a daisy-cutter into the near post without hesitation.
54 min: NOV 0-1 TOR – Who else but Dan Antoninsson to score what could be a famous goal for Torbay! This puts them ahead of Ariddienne, who now must win against St. David to stay up!
59 min: MAZ 1-1 SRI – Ivo Ilev plays a pinpoint pass onto the forehead of Logan Ragno, and St-Richard are in danger of letting this slip. They should have planned on Langlois beating Kawarthas, and already resorting to time-wasting at this stage could come back to bite them.
63 min: LAN 3-2 KAW – Kawarthas actually got a goal back in the 58th minute, but drama almost immediately erupted as Pierre-Louis Laishram refused to be substituted, an argument erupted among the Océanic players, his teammates escorted him off, he ignored his manager’s high-five, and a plastic bottle thrown from the stands grazed his head as he stormed down the tunnel.
68 min: HAM 1-2 KIR – Amid all the excitement in the higher-stakes matches, you might want to check out clips of this delicious pass from Ashton Moore that sets up Dario Tule to score.
71 min: LAN 4-2 KAW – After the squabbling Langlois are cruising now, as substitute Wang Yuan breaks the line and slots it past the keeper amid halfhearted claims of offside.
75 min: CLA 0-1 LAT – Clayquot are down to ten as Ward Blackburn’s second yellow card, a professional foul as Urquhart’s pace had left him for dead, puts them on their heels.
79 min: STR 1-0 COQ – They paid so much attention to Bratislav Rukavina’s movement they didn’t see Chung Seo-Yeon loitering at the penalty spot, and that about does it for Coquitlam’s slim hopes of making the Champions League. Chin up fellas, Patriotes Cup final next week.
81 min: SDW 2-3 AAR – Ariddienne have been pushing hard the last 15 minutes and finally it’s Danielle Maradrogba who completes the comeback! This will be a nailbiter; if they can hold on, they will preserve their top-flight status.
86 min: CLA 0-2 LAT – 19-year old Émîróînó Üjíkân scores his first senior goal to make sure Latrobe will be going to the Champions League.
89 min: MAZ 2-1 SRI – A last gasp disaster for St-Richard. They all seem to expect the referee to whistle for a foul on Dennon Lewis, but he rules it a fair tackle and by the time they remember to play to the whistle Clodio Noya is dribbling through the midfield line. Cassie Silverton does the rest. With Océanic’s far better goal difference, they now have 4 minutes of additional time to find the one point they need.
90+1 min: LAN 5-3 KAW – In truth, Kawarthas were beaten 20 minutes ago, but Atsushi Ryu makes sure.
90+4 min: MAZ 2-1 SRI – Final whistle at Crowchilds, meaning that unless Langlois contrives to give up three goals in 90 seconds, St-Richard have botched their chance at earning IFCF football.
All matches final! Association Ariddienne have survived, Torbay Thunder and Kawarthas are relegated! Latrobe grabs second place and a place in the Champions League for the second straight year. And Langlois Océanic are into the Challengers Cup after their Salt Coast rivals choke in Mazinaw.

Shearwater FC 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–2 Kirkenes FC
Strathcona Intls 1–0 Coquitlam United
Burnaby SC 2–0 ASC Arvika
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–1 CF Saint-Richard
CF Outineau 5–0 Kingstown Athletic
Langlois Océanic 5–3 Kawarthas District
FC Novonaya 0–1 Torbay Thunder
Clayquot City 0–2 Latrobe AFC
St. David Wanderers 2–3 Association Ariddienne



                           Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts
1 Burnaby SC 38 22 9 7 70 44 +26 75 -
2 Latrobe AFC 38 21 6 11 67 43 +24 69 -
3 Shearwater FC 38 18 12 8 73 57 +16 66 -
4 Coquitlam United 38 19 8 11 68 45 +23 65 -
5 Langlois Océanic 38 17 10 11 65 49 +16 61 -
6 CF Saint-Richard 38 18 7 13 59 58 +1 61
7 Kirkenes FC 38 18 5 15 63 56 +7 59
8 CS Saint-Rémy 38 18 5 15 41 38 +3 59
9 Mazinaw Vanorian 38 17 7 14 57 57 0 58
10 CF Outineau 38 16 9 13 68 47 +21 57
11 Clayquot City 38 16 9 13 54 40 +14 57
12 Strathcona Intls 38 15 11 12 70 62 +8 56
13 FC Novonaya 38 14 11 13 48 52 −4 53
14 ASC Arvika 38 13 10 15 50 56 −6 49
15 Hamiltonian Cambria 38 11 11 16 55 62 −7 44
16 Kingstown Athletic 38 8 12 18 44 73 −29 36
17 Association Ariddienne 38 8 11 19 47 65 −19 35
18 Torbay Thunder 38 9 8 21 41 68 −27 35 -
19 Kawarthas District 38 7 11 20 44 76 −32 32 -
20 St. David Wanderers 38 3 12 23 38 74 −35 21 -


Professional Sportswriters Union Team of the Year
GK: Bernard Despatie (Burnaby)
DL: Tzevaada Muur (Shearwater)
DC: Olaf Haabjörn (Burnaby)
DC: Kassel Pokorný (Coquitlam Utd)
DR: Edmün Dârgâneý (St-Richard)
ML: Huseyn Turunc (Océanic CF)
MC: Kiera Weiram (Océanic CF)
MC: Rycszard Vepocojat (Coquitlam Utd)
MR: Ikra Yonte (Burnaby)
FC: Pierre Vasseur (Burnaby)
FC: Brion Stienno (Shearwater)

GK: Miles Connely (Latrobe)
D: Obey Chidiebere (Coquitlam Utd)
D: Brayden Welland (Latrobe)
M: Coalan O’Reilly (Shearwater)
M: Odveig Wheeler (CF Outineau)
M: Tios Pórmel Mufes (Burnaby)
F: Aldo Vocani (Coquitlam Utd)

Player of the Year: Pierre Vasseur
Nominees: Olaf Haabjörn, Kiera Weiram, Brion Stienno

Air Kelssek Foreign Player of the Year: Brion Stienno
Nominees: Eulatie Abraham, Aleksandr Lukonov, Coalan O’Reilly

Young Player of the Year: Êsêkïl dí Völará
Nominees: Danielle Maradrogba, Anne-Marie Roux, Clodio Noya

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   KFL National            Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts
1 Saintsport Heath 42 32 3 7 98 43 +55 106 -
2 NGSA Ulyanof 42 28 8 6 107 50 +57 98 -
3 Sitka Valley 42 28 5 9 88 45 +43 98 -
4 Confederation FC 42 21 8 13 68 67 +1 84 -
5 Port City FC 42 19 10 13 71 58 +13 80 -
6 Colwynian Vale 42 18 13 11 78 65 +13 78 -
7 Metropolitan FC 42 18 8 16 70 68 +2 78
8 North York FC 42 17 15 10 72 57 +15 76
9 Fretscray FC 42 17 8 17 63 67 −4 76
10 Wynleth Flyers 42 16 11 15 54 56 −2 74
11 Pembina City 42 16 7 19 63 71 −8 74
12 St. Kildera FC 42 14 14 14 64 61 +3 70
13 Castors d'Outineau 42 14 13 15 75 79 −4 70
14 Arlingsdale City 42 13 8 21 64 79 −15 68
15 CF Mirabelle 42 12 9 21 69 78 −9 66
16 AS Grands-Sources 42 12 15 15 53 67 −14 66
17 Áfram Gimli 42 12 9 21 48 69 −21 66
18 Union Lachaîne 42 11 10 21 67 84 −17 64
19 CS Rivière-du-Nord 42 10 16 16 48 53 −5 62 -
20 Sunrise Coast 42 10 7 25 57 89 −32 62 -
21 West Haligonia Spartan 42 9 13 20 53 67 −14 60 -
22 Llandlaff City 42 5 10 27 42 99 −57 52 -


Promotion playoffs
Semifinals
Sitka Valley 0–1 Colwynian Vale
Confederation FC 4–0 Port City FC

Final
Colwynian Vale 0–0 Confederation FC (0–0 AET) (4–3 pen.)

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   KFL Association North   Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts
1 Redswyth Red Stars 28 21 2 5 77 41 +36 70 -
2 Southbank Mariners 28 21 1 6 75 40 +35 70 -
3 Sudbury Rangers 28 17 6 5 52 23 +29 62 -
4 Vinterhagen 28 15 6 7 57 28 +29 58 -
5 Trenton AC 28 14 4 10 44 35 +9 56 -
6 Natanel Royals 28 13 1 14 37 52 −15 54
7 Bramerlea Bulldogs 28 12 10 6 48 31 +17 52
8 Hawthorn Elms 28 9 3 16 33 57 −24 46
9 Rockecliffe & Eatons 28 8 8 12 40 53 −13 44
10 Neíra Alavaria 28 7 9 12 38 43 −5 42
11 New Scarborough 28 7 6 15 41 55 −14 42
12 Ealesgreen United 28 7 5 16 25 43 −18 42
13 High River 28 7 5 16 38 59 −21 42
14 Wickham Warriors 28 5 8 15 27 49 −22 38
15 Keeleford County 28 5 10 13 27 50 −23 38

KFL Association South Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Franche-Contamine 28 23 3 2 76 26 +50 74 -
2 Stade Laneux 28 15 5 8 48 38 +10 58 -
3 Gagliano Mariners 28 14 7 7 43 31 +12 56 -
4 Châteaufroid 28 14 2 12 49 41 +8 56 -
5 Jeunesse Lunaire 28 13 3 12 47 46 +1 54 -
6 King Albert Park 28 12 10 6 43 34 +9 52
7 Point Grey & Kitsilano 28 12 7 9 43 37 +6 52
8 Miramichi Lakers 28 12 6 10 30 28 +2 52
9 Kananzawai 28 11 8 9 53 49 +4 50
10 Delta Sorthern 28 10 12 6 45 40 +5 48
11 Stade Montagnards 28 8 5 15 35 45 −10 44
12 AS Lac-Abitargnais 28 7 5 16 36 53 −17 42
13 Breton Pacifica 28 6 9 13 32 52 −20 40
14 Wild Rose FC 28 5 5 18 35 57 −22 38
15 Watermeet 28 3 3 22 28 66 −38 34


Promotion playoffs
North semifinals
Sudbury Rangers 1–0 Vinterhagen
Southbank Mariners 2-0 Trenton AC

North final
Sudbury Rangers 1–0 Southbank Mariners

South semifinals
Stade Laneux 0-0 Jeunesse Lunaire (0-1 AET)
Châteaufroid 3–1 Gagliano Mariners

South final
Jeunesse Lunaire 2–1 Châteaufroid

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First round
Ayushiridara 2–1 AS Concordia
Delta Sorthern 1–2 Ealesgreen United
Natanel Royals 1–1 North York FC (1–1 AET) (5–4 pen.)
Wynleth Flyers 4–0 Neíra Alavaria
Gagliano Mariners 0–1 Pembina City
Châteaufroid 1–2 Llandlaff City
CF Mirabelle 1–0 Castors d'Outineau
Hawthorn Elms 0–3 Saintsport Heath
Redswyth Red Stars 2–1 Metropolitan FC
Port City FC 4–0 Vinterhagen
Breton Pacifica 2–5 AS Grands-Sources
Wild Rose FC 3–1 Watermeet
Colwynian Vale 0–0 Union Lachine (1–0 AET)
Rockecliffe & Eatons 2–1 Áfram Gimli
CS Rivière-du-Nord 3–3 Sitka Valley (3–3 AET) (1–3 pen.)
Confederation 0–1 Fretscray FC
AS Lac-Abitargnais 3–3 Keeleford County (4–3 AET)
West Haligonia Spartan 0–1 Sudbury Rangers
Arlingsdale City 0–2 St. Kildera FC
Bramerlea Bulldogs 1–2 Southbank Mariners
NGSA Ulyanof 3–3 Lancaster Hill (4–3 AET)
Stade Laneux 2–4 King Albert Park
Franche-Contamine 0–0 Stade Montagnards (0–0 AET) (5–3 pen.)
Innisfail County 5–3 Sunrise Coast

Second round
Sitka Valley 0–0 King Albert Park (1–0 AET)
Natanel Royals 1–4 Wild Rose FC
Wynleth Flyers 0–1 Fretscray FC
NGSA Ulyanof 1–0 Port City FC
Rockecliffe & Eatons 0–1 Llandlaff City
AS Grands-Sources 0–2 Franche-Contamine
Sudbury Rangers 3–4 Pembina City
CF Mirabelle 1–0 Ealesgreen United
Southbank Mariners 4–0 Ayushiridara
Innisfail County 1–4 Redswyth Red Stars
Colwynian Vale 3–2 Saintsport Heath
St. Kildera FC 0–0 AS Lac-Abitargnais (1–0 AET)

Third round
CF Mirabelle 1–0 Pembina City
Clayquot City 3–2 Torbay Thunder
Llandlaff City 3–1 Kawarthas District
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–0 Wild Rose FC
Sitka Valley 1–2 Coquitlam United
FC Novonaya 0–2 Langlois Océanic
CF Outineau 3–1 Southbank Mariners
ASC Arvika 2–5 Shearwater FC
Latrobe Athletic 3–1 Redswyth Red Stars
NGSA Ulyanof 1–0 Franche-Contamine
Association Ariddienne 2–2 Strathcona Internationals (2–2 AET) (4–5 pen.)
St. Kildera FC 1–2 Colwynian Vale
St. David Wanderers 1–5 Hamiltonian Cambria
Kingstown Athletic 1–0 Kirkenes FC
CS Saint-Rémy 0–1 CF Saint-Richard
Fretscray FC 1–2 Burnaby SC

Fourth round
Latrobe Athletic 0–1 Llandlaff City
CF Outineau 5–3 CF Saint-Richard
CF Mirabelle 0–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
Burnaby SC 3–2 Colwynian Vale
Shearwater FC 0–1 Coquitlam United
Strathcona Internationals 5–1 NGSA Ulyanof
Clayquot City 1–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
Langlois Océanic 3–1 Kingstown Athletic

Quarterfinals
Hamiltonian Cambria 2–0 Clayquot City
Llandlaff City 3–6 Coquitlam United
Strathcona Internationals 0–2 CF Outineau
Langlois Océanic 1–3 Burnaby SC

Semifinals
Burnaby SC 3–3 Hamiltonian Cambria (3–3 AET) (5–4 pen.)
Coquitlam United 2–0 CF Outineau


14TH COUPE DES PATRIOTES FINAL
Alavaria Olympic Stadium, Alavaria (attn. 46,221)

“It’s been two weeks since Burnaby SC won the title at their city rivals’ home ground and this is Coquitlam’s chance to get one back. No team has ever won the Double in the 13 years it has been on offer, and moreover the team that finished lower in the league has historically come away with the trophy more often than not...”

At first, it seemed to be the trend that this final would follow as this Battle of Burnaby played out in Eryn Firith's capital. The underdogs started energetically and opened the scoring from a set piece with Kassel Pokorný getting his head to a corner kick. Burnaby pushed back, and were rewarded when Pierre Vasseur levelled the score. The rest of the first half played out as a nervy affair, and Minerva Emond rattled the crossbar from range, but the 1-1 half time score was a fair reflection of proceedings.

The second half resumed as a feeling-out process. And then it sparked into life. Mufes played it for Liadon on the overlap, a low cross flicked on by van Halen, and the young right-back Buené was arriving in the right spot to strike a measured volley into the net. 2-1. The Easties fought back desperately, bravely, and pouring the last reserves of energy into staying in this match. And there was the difference between the two clubs. Maillardville Park was heaving these days, but where were these capacity crowds when Coquitlam United were indifferently bouncing around mid-table? If they’d been showing up more, the Easties probably would have had the funds for some better squad depth.

No such worries for the team that was putting 55,000 bums in seats downtown, Burnaby’s bench were all capable of playing at the level of the players they replaced. All season long they could rotate their squad, keeping everyone reasonably fit and fresh. Conversely, Henri Hubert usually had to keep his best players on the field as long as possible, and when he looked over at his bench he had to tuck away in the back of his mind the thought that any substitution was going to be a significant downgrade.

And in this final match of a long season, the issue of fatigue reared its head for the Easties. They were euphoric when Vocani knocked down a long ball, wrong-footed the defence and tucked away the equalizer, but to get there had taken a massive effort. Burnaby responded by sending on Maiev Feidhlim, who didn’t start owing to an unspecified minor injury. It didn’t seem to be holding him back too much when he drove at the defence to put Burnaby ahead again. Coquitlam seemed to deflate, and shortly after Ikra Yonte added a second goal in six minutes to decide the match.

Burnaby thus became the first club to win the league and cup double, in this the third time a team has had that opportunity (Langlois Océanic and CF Outineau were the others to have gone to the neutral venue and lost). Spare a thought for Obey Chidiebere, who came in knowing this would be the final match of his playing career, and has seen his team falter at the final hurdle twice in the space of two weeks.

Coquitlam Utd - 2
Piotr Lukowitz
Casey Lindner
Kassel Pokorný Image Image 19
Obey Chidiebere (c)
Neil Lych
Simon Barisstan (sub 69)
Alex Bronson
Mariano Lucio Image (sub 75)
Rycszard Vepocojat
Dusty Clement
Aldo Vocani Image 65

Kevin Cannon
Kâyetá Jírraósôás
Annabel Curtis
Heidi Hopkins (on 69)
John Parker
Jahn Nilsson (on 75)
Arjan Singh
Burnaby SC - 4
Bernard Despatie
Nacuémiró Buené Image 58
Olaf Haabjörn
Keith Leung
Thamior Liadon
Minerva Emond (sub 71)
Kari Zücker (c)
Tios Pórmel Mufes Image (sub 68)
Ikra Yonte Image 80
Turok van Halen (sub 84)
Pierre Vasseur Image 26

Pietro Salinas
Ingrid Lambert
Josh Wallin
Maiev Feidhlim (on 68) Image 74
Tanner Malvin (on 84)
Giuseppe Ascioli (on 71)
Samir Petrovic
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SEASON 38


                         Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Burnaby Thunderbirds 34 23 3 8 324 255 +69 72
2 Kirkenes Blues 34 21 5 8 294 251 +43 68
3 Daudard-des-Oiseaux 34 20 6 8 301 241 +60 66
4 Kirkenes Jets 34 20 4 10 296 257 +39 64
5 Lakeland Storm 34 20 4 10 281 258 +23 64
6 Laneux Natation 1874 34 19 5 10 276 241 +35 62
7 Latrobe Dolphins 34 19 2 13 280 254 +26 59
8 Natanel Aquatic Club 34 17 5 12 304 273 +31 56
9 CA Langlois 34 16 5 13 281 289 −8 53
10 Redswyth Marlins 34 15 6 13 281 255 +26 51
11 Dynamo Lupinissia 34 15 1 18 284 289 −5 46
12 Breton Mooseheads 34 14 3 17 255 279 −24 45
13 Clayquot Neptunes 34 13 6 15 247 276 −29 45
14 Neorvins Sharks 34 13 2 19 240 276 −36 41
15 Kraken d'Outineau 34 9 6 19 268 292 −24 33
16 Kewatin Vipers 34 7 2 25 239 304 −65 23
17 Colywn Aquatics 34 3 7 24 244 309 −65 16
18 Vickery Tsunami 34 4 4 26 232 328 −96 16


Championship playoffs
Preliminary finals
Burnaby Thunderbirds 2-0 Kirkenes Jets 12-6 8-7
Kirkenes Blues 2-0 Daudard-des-Oiseaux 11-9 8-7

Elimination finals
Lakeland Storm 0-2 Natanel AC 10-11 5-10
Laneux 1874 2-1 Latrobe Dolphins 8-9 16-6 9-5

Quarterfinals
Kirkenes Jets 2-1 Natanel AC 6-8 10-8 8-6
Daudard-des-Oiseaux 0-2 Laneux 1874 10-9* 7-8

Semifinals
Burnaby Thunderbirds 2-0 Laneux 1874 11-8 15-8
Kirkenes Jets 2-1 Kirkenes Blues 5-9 6-5 8-7

Championship final
Burnaby Thunderbirds 2-1 Kirkenes Blues 8-10 14-6 11-6

* indicates match decided in overtime

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PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS SEASON 38

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The Premiership - Season 19


Although notionally supposed to feature a "Swiss system" that would include clubs down to the fourth tier of professional hockey, these plans were suspended 24 hours before the start of the season when the fixture computer overheated and partially melted. Amid wild conspiracy theories about cyberwarfare and a strident insistence from proponents that "this works in chess all the time", the league caved to a cavalcade of complaints from club directors and "angry face" emojis on social media and restored the existing league format for the season.

Northeast               Pld      W      D      L      GF      GA     Dif   Pts
Kirkenes Dragons 73 47 7 19 255 168 87 101 Q 3
Olympique Langlois 73 44 12 17 248 167 81 100 Q 4
Redswyth Union 73 45 10 18 241 169 72 100 Q 5
Internationale Latrobe 73 43 13 17 262 200 62 99 Q 6
Chevalles de Champjaune 73 37 12 24 235 195 40 86 Q 9
Wynleth Gaels 73 34 17 22 248 208 40 85 Q 10
Cantons-de-l'Ouest 73 35 14 24 226 217 9 84 q B1
Kingsharbour Royals 73 35 12 26 224 191 33 82 q B2
Clayquot Partisans 73 34 11 28 215 187 28 79 q B3
Red Star Clayquot 73 36 7 30 223 197 26 79 q B4
Faucons de Saint-Rémy 73 34 11 28 232 213 19 79
CS Val d'Argent 73 32 12 29 220 201 19 76
Neorvins Wolves 73 30 15 28 200 205 -5 75
1949 Beaujoire 73 32 10 31 218 202 16 74
Colwyn Thunder 73 31 10 32 222 219 3 72
Kirkenes Rangers 73 28 14 31 198 207 -9 70
Pingouins de Lescure 73 27 10 36 200 224 -24 64
Glen Éira 73 16 11 46 179 274 -95 43
Kardinia Cats 73 7 16 50 155 274 -119 30

Southwest Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
CH Outineau 73 50 8 15 274 159 115 108 Q 1
Vickery Vikings 73 49 10 14 263 166 97 108 Q 2
Burnaby Ravens 73 44 10 19 266 189 77 98 Q 7
Mazinaw Knights 73 43 9 21 235 186 49 95 Q 8
Alavarian 73 34 11 28 225 201 24 79 Q 11
Novanaya Rangers 73 35 4 34 205 188 17 74 Q 12
Dinamo Lupinissia 73 29 13 31 221 237 -16 71 q B5
Pembina Thistle 73 27 17 29 181 208 -27 71 q B6
AS Dieppe 73 28 14 31 194 224 -30 70 q B7
Olympique Laneux 73 28 10 35 199 215 -16 66 q B8
Kalista Renegades 73 27 9 37 197 235 -38 63
Breton Emeralds 73 25 12 36 185 228 -43 62
Ad Astra 73 23 15 35 210 226 -16 61
Escadron de Dorval 73 23 13 37 178 225 -47 59
Dartmoor Armada 73 23 10 40 200 215 -15 56
Grand Falls Haligonian 73 18 10 45 173 255 -82 46
Langley Metros 73 20 3 50 166 269 -103 43
Natanel Rangers 73 13 9 51 180 291 -111 35
Anciens-Baillages 73 11 9 53 162 280 -118 31


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KHL PREMIERS
CLUB DE HOCKEY D'OUTINEAU


Desjardins Cup
First round
Cantons-de-l'Est     4  3  3  2  6
Olympique Laneux 1 2 4 3* 2

Kingsharbour Royals 3 4 1 3
AS Dieppe 1 3 3 1

Clayquot Partisans 4 6 5
Pembina Thistle 0 3 0

Red Star Clayquot 4 2* 3
Dinamo Lupinissia 3 1 1

Second round
CH Outineau            3  5  5  7
Red Star Clayquot 1 3 2 3

Mazinaw Knights 1 0 2 2
Chevalles Champjaune 2 3 3 5

Redswyth Union 5 6 6 5*
Novonaya Rangers 4 2 0 4

Olympique Langlois 2 7 1 4 1 3
Cantons-de-l'Est 0 5 2 1 5 0

Internationale 1 1 3 1 4 1
Alavarian 2* 8 1 2 0 2*

Kirkenes Dragons 3* 5 6 4
Kingsharbour Royals 2 1 4 3

Burnaby Ravens 6 1 3 2 5 3 3
Wynleth Gaels 3 2 2 3 6 0 2

Vickery Vikings 4 4 6 3 3 1
Clayquot Partisans 1 5* 2 4 4 3

Quarterfinals
CH Outineau           5  2  2  7* 4* 3  1
Chevalles Champjaune 2 3 4 6 3 5 2*

Redswyth Union 3 4 2* 2 1
Olympique Langlois 4 5* 1 3 4

Alavarian 2 2 3 1 1
Kirkenes Dragons 1 5 2 5 4

Burnaby Ravens 3 5 2 3 6 5
Clayquot Partisans 0 0 5 5 4 1

Semifinals
Chevalles Champjaune  2  2  1  3  4  3
Olympique Langlois 3 4 4 2 3 4*

Kirkenes Dragons 2 4* 3 5 5 3*
Burnaby Ravens 4 3 4 2 2 2

Final
Olympique Langlois    4  2  3  3  4  6
Kirkenes Dragons 2 6 4* 2 2 5


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DESJARDINS CUP CHAMPIONS
OLYMPIQUE LANGLOIS


Hockey Champions League entrants
Olympique Langlois [Desjardins Cup]
CH Outineau [KHL Premiers]
Vickery Vikings [takes Outineau's conference winner spot]
Kirkenes Dragons [conference winner]

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SEASON 19


                            Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD   Pts 
1 Latrobe AFC 28 20 2 6 453 233 +220 84
2 Redswyth Rebels 28 20 1 7 409 185 +224 82
3 Nordiques RFC 28 18 2 8 373 232 +141 76
4 Kirkenes Crusaders 28 14 6 8 368 268 +100 68
5 Mazinaw Stallions 28 16 2 10 293 200 +93 68
6 Breton RFC 28 15 4 9 232 212 +20 68
7 Wynleth Cambria 28 16 1 11 318 217 +101 66
8 Rotor Novonaya 28 15 2 11 303 297 +6 64
9 Burnaby Lions 28 14 3 11 310 254 +56 62
10 Neorvins Armada 28 12 1 15 295 358 −63 50
11 Hamilton Highlanders 28 11 1 16 269 347 −78 46
12 Clayquot Reds 28 8 3 17 281 388 −107 38
13 Alouettes de Champjaune 28 8 1 19 226 375 −149 34
14 Vickery RFC 28 4 1 23 220 460 −240 18
15 NGSA Ulyanof 28 3 2 23 170 494 −324 16

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Challengers Cup 1st prelim round
Don’t Touch Me (CHA) 0-2 Coquitlam
Coquitlam 0-2 Don’t Touch Me (2-2 agg)
Coquitlam wins 3-2 in penalty shootout

Demolishers (HEB) 2-3 Océanic
Océanic 2-1 Demolishers (4-4 agg.)
Océanic wins on away goals



Kelssek captain Ruslan Demetriev has quashed rumours that he’s looking to end his career in the KFL, saying that while he’s very happy for the new optimism that a championship will be coming to his former club Latrobe, he’s “very happy” at Workers Union and enjoying life in Eura.

“It’s a strange name for a football club and Coquitlam will be glad to have beaten Don’t Touch Me, who definitely touched them and nearly dragged them out of the Challengers Cup. But penalty shootout is still a win, and on they go to the next round...”

Champions League 2nd prelim round
Latrobe Ath 2-2 Sterling City Utd (DAR)
Sterling City Utd 1-0 Latrobe Ath (3-2 agg.)
Challengers Cup 2nd prelim round
Walkure Walhalla (PEL) 1-3 Coquitlam
Coquitlam 2-2 Walkure Walhalla (5-3 agg)

Mitra (ERM) 1-4 Océanic
Océanic 1-1 Mitra (5-2 agg)
Liga B Trophy 2nd prelim round
Brigham (EUR) 1-0 NGSA Ulyanof
NGSA Ulyanof 2-0 Brigham (2-1 agg)

Sitka Valley 0-2 Argón Tacranza (TEQ)
Argón Tacranza 2-0 Sitka Valley (4-0 agg.)



St-Remy: Greta Enger is not for sale
Everyone: Got it, we won’t try to bid for Enger
St-Remy: surprisedpikachu.png

The revamp in Langlois gathers pace: offers for Pierre-Louis Laishram and Armisael have been accepted by Océanic CF while Flavovespian full-back Robert Rosen arrives for a medical.

Shock as Burnaby confirms the transfer of Thamior Liadon for a KFL record τ4.6 million (13m USD). Liadon was thought to be untouchable but sources in the club say it was the player who felt it was time for a new challenge. If they wanted to hold on to their stars maybe Burnaby shouldn’t have won the Double.

Champions League 3rd prelim round
Bikarish (PFA) 0-1 Burnaby
Burnaby 2-2 Bikarish (3-2 agg.)
Challengers Cup 3rd prelim round
Brattleboro (CDG) 0-2 Coquitlam
Coquitlam 0-0 Brattleboro (2-0 agg)

Luton City Utd (MUR) 1-4 Océanic
Océanic 2-2 Luton City Utd (6-3 agg)

Stade-Ferre Trinité (SVG) 0-4 Shearwater
Shearwater 1-1 Stade-Ferre Trinité (5-1 agg)

FC Harim (RCN) 1-1 Latrobe
Latrobe 2-1 FC Harim (3-2 agg)
Liga B Trophy 3rd prelim round
Saintsport Heath 3-0 Bloomer (DAR)
Bloomer 0-2 Saintsport Heath (0-5 agg)

NGSA 0-0 Tenth Star Hasiera (AUD)
Tenth Star Hasiera 0-1 NGSA (after extra time)



Natalia Rossi’s plans have hit a speed bump after her prioritized signing turned down a move to Exhibition Place. The new Kirkenes manager saw Gaitzka Gurina as the ideal fit for the 4-3-3 system she wants to implement but was unable to convince the player to see a future in Kirkenes.

St-Remy: Greta Enger is indispensable to our team
Enger: Got it, I’m going to turn down a move to Chromatika then
St-Remy: surprisedpikachu.png

Surprise managerial move in the second division: Margerie Pax has agreed to take the helm at Star of Confederation, as the merged Neorvins club plots to make a return to the top division for the first time in 19 years.

Champions League playoff round
Crossroads (CMT) 6-1 Burnaby
Burnaby 2-1 Crossroads (3-7 agg)
Challengers Cup playoff round
Coquitlam 3-1 Energija Chernovets (STL)
Energija Chernovets 0-0 Coquitlam (1-3 agg)

Shearwater 4-0 Eastburg Utd (WRL)
Eastburg Utd 3-2 Shearwater (3-6 agg)

Latrobe 3-3 Megabrantid (SRS)
Megabrantid 0-1 Latrobe

Océanic 2-1 South Saints (ETN)
South Saints 0-0 Océanic (1-2 agg)


Just how big a gap the departure of Thamior Liadon will leave in Burnaby’s team became clear as the Centurions’ first match – in Chromatika, to boot – after the full back’s big transfer to Myana saw them collapse in a 6-1 pounding.

St-Remy: I guess Greta Enger’s staying then?
St-Remy fans: pourquoi t’as fucking vendu Greta Enger maudit ostie tabarnak
St-Remy: surprisedpikachu.png


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KFL CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON 66 PREVIEW


Khoidod Bavgainykhu [GK], age 24 (HIN)
Ismail Husar* [D L], age 23 (KSK)
Yamato Oshiro [D C], age 26 (HIN)
Alex Fisher [D C], age 26 (KSK)
Erica Weaver [RB], age 32 (BRE)
Lucius Akaayar* [M C], age 24 (KSK)
Abdur Rahman Heather [M C], age 20 (EFL)
Atlas Vasiliadis* C [M L], age 26 (NPH)
Thomas Phillips [M R], age 24 (KSK)
Tetsuya Watanabe [ST], age 24 (HIN)
Colin Mackrel [F C], age 28 (KSK)

Damien Mill [GK], age 31 (KSK)
Bryan Ianokis [D C], age 24 (KSK)
Norris Vlietsen [D/M RC], age 27 (KSK)
Colin Neuville [D L], age 32 (KSK)
Lewis Parkinson [M C], age 33 (KSK)
Patrice Cannonière [M C], age 36 (KSK)
Nick Carter [M LC], age 27 (KSK)
Ryan Berwent [M L], age 29 (KSK)

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All-Sports Club Arvika
Home ground: Community Stadium (34,700)
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training facilities ★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★★
Fanzine: North Star
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 49
KFL National runners-up: 64

Based in Surono's provincial capital 350 km from the northern polar circle, ASC are the northernmost professional club in the country. Other than a brief spell of success over a decade ago, ASC were a solid mid-table team before suffering a shock relegation. Most expected them to come straight back up, but they struggled with the National division in a stinker of a season. Finally they managed to win promotion as former Kelssek international Victor Clinton took the reins and the expectation is to restore themselves as a standard presence in the first division.

ASC waved goodbye to two dedicated veterans after a fairly solid season by their standards. The captain’s armband is passed to Atlas Vasiliadis, who now has something to prove. Brenecian Erica Weaver comes in to lend some experience to a relatively young team.

Last season: 14th
Players in: Erica Weaver (North Hall, 250k/$1.5m)
Players out: Davis Quintin (retired), Cale de Munster (retired)

Yves Esho [GK], age 28 (KSK)
Trevor Malone [RB], age 32 (TKT)
Celestina Manato [D C], age 26 (KSK/ARI)
Louise Menara [D C], age 34 (KSK)
Théo Arakelyan* [D L], age 30 (KSK)
Cory Martello [M L], age 31 (KSK)
Wil Marshal [CM], age 24 (SNL)
Sammy Ramm* [M C] C, age 33 (KSK/ARI)
Ismaël Zahiri [AM C], age 23 (KSK)
Bríana Noahsdóttir* [RM/RW], age 26 (GRF)
Ronan Bryan [CF], age 18 (EUR)

Marc-Henri Normand [GK], age 35 (KSK)
Lucas Tolland [D C], age 28 (KSK)
Tammy Dubarreau [D C], age 21 (KSK)
Matiu Chanteau [D R], age 25 (KSK)
Pierre-Louis Marcos [M C], age 35 (KSK)
Pierre Aboubacar [DM C], age 31 (KSK)
Tefai Panmaa [D L], age 19 (KSK/ARI)
Jacques Argentine [M C], age 31 (KSK)
Samuel Hamonua [AM C], age 18 (KSK/ARI)
Jacques Kalahuai [AM LC], age 21 (KSK/ARI)
André Latoux [M R], age 36 (KSK)
Benjamin Mina [F C], age 33 (KSK)

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Association Ariddienne
Home ground: Pavilion d’education physique et des sports de l’Université d’Outineau (PEPSUO) (16,300)
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training facilities ★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Fanzine: Tient à cœur
Manager: Yvan Sissoko

A community sports organization formed by the Ariddian diaspora in Outineau, serving the needs of the diverse communities – by which we mean working class and migrants, mostly – of the city’s northeastern districts. Ariddienne’s rise to the top flight and reaching the quarter-finals of the Coupe des Patriotes made them the feel-good story of season 62. Having outgrown the community sports facility they’ve used for years, as a third season of temporary bleachers really was too much for the local council to accept, they will play this season at a university facility.

The departures of Danielle Maradrogba and Êsêkïl dí Völará were inevitable, but both at the same time, after a season where Ariddienne avoided relegation by goal difference, is a massive blow. More, the transfer funds will not be spent on new players but rather to stabilize the association finances; this is a club that values its community services above professional football. The question then is if those running the club seem to have accepted relegation, have the players?

Last season: 17th
Players in: Wil Marshal (τ140k/$400k, FC Rüsselsheim) Ronan Bryan (Carsby, loan), Tefai Panmaa (youth), Samuel Hamonua (youth), Jacques Kalahuai (free), Marc-Henri Normand (free; mid-season 65)
Players out: Danielle Maradrogba (Newrook City, τ1.75m/$5m), Êsêkïl dí Völará (Crossroads, τ2.8m/$8m)


Bernard Despatie [GK], age 35 (KSK)
Nacuémiró Buené [D/M L], age 21 (KSK/FFD)
Simon Boulechemin [D C], age 28 (KSK)
Olaf Haabjörn [D C], age 23 (SVJ)
Ashleigh Coles [D R], age 28 (ETN)
Kari Zücker [M C] C , age 30 (KSK)
Tios Pórmel Mufes* [AM], age 24 (TIO)
Maiev Feidhlim* [M L ], age 25 (SRS)
Turok van Halen [CM/AM], age 25 (HIN)
Ikra Yonte [RM], age 24 (SRS)
Pierre Vasseur* [F C], age 30 (VLD)

Pietro Salinas [GK], age 24 (KSK)
Ingrid Lambert [D C], age 20 (KSK)
Keith Leung [D/M C], age 24 (KSK)
Ciaran Black [D L], age 18 (KSK)
Jason McGwire [D/M L], age 22 (KSK)
Nicole Birch [M L ], age 33 (KSK)
Tanner Malvin [M C], age 24 (KSK)
Minerva Emond [AM], age 21 (EFL)
Timothy Sapping [AM/F C], age 18 (KOR)
Andreas Bjerk [AM LR], age 18 (VAL)
Giuseppe Ascioli [AM C], age 33 (KSK)
Markus Oyvind [AM C], age 22 (KSK)
Josh Wallin [M R], age 28 (KSK)
Samir Petrovic [F C], age 28 (KSK)
Aaron Karushige [F C], age 31 (KSK)

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Burnaby Sport Club
Home ground: Stadium Konoha (60,200)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★★ / Training facilities ★★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★★
Main rivals: Coquitlam United, Kirkenes FC
Honours: KFL Championship (13): 4, 13, 16, 25, 29, 44, 47, 48, 50, 52, 54, 58, 64, 65; runners-up: 56, 63
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 14; finalist: 8, 11
Fanzines: Altitude Sickness, Two O'Clock Gun, Blue Patch Boys
Manager: Seth Harrison

Kelssek’s most successful team in terms of league titles, the first (so far only) team to win the league and cup double, the first club to reach a UICA group stage, and named Kelssek’s UICA Club of the Century for that incredible accomplishment, giving them the dubious nickname “Centurions”. Burnaby’s historic success is built on their excellent youth academy system, which they were the first team in the country to establish. This was also possible because they’re the most popular team in the part of the country where soccer is the most popular, so plenty of ticket-buying fans and a strong local talent pool. It’s also the club most likely for people outside the country to have heard of.

How big a hole does the departure of Thamior Liadon leave in the lineup? Burnaby look like they have a youth pipeline they trust and the development of Buené no doubt helped the front office decide to let Liadon head abroad. A different question is whether this makes winning a third championship even harder than it might otherwise have been. The answer will likely come from the youngsters as Minerva Emond, Ingrid Lambert, and Andreas Bjerk are all players who could take a big step this season.

Last season: 1st + Cup winners
Players in: Ciaran Black (youth)
Players out: Thamior Liadon (τ4.6m/$13m, Myana)


Thimiscles Seanclair [GK], age 26 (YSP)
Isadora Markkanen [LB], age 31 (NPH)
Jean-Phillippe Auiloqet [D C], age 27 (KSK)
Afrim Degirmen [CB], age 23 (SRS)
Ashley Douglass* [D/WB R] C, age 28 (KSK)
Odveig Wheeler [DM C], age 32 (APX)
Ego Giles [LW/RW], age 22 (TKT)
Mint Leaf [RW/AM], age 21 (CRY)
Juha Terjakov* [AM], age 31 (SVJ)
Radomir Primakov [F C], age 24 (PDN)
Vanda Gerô* [ST], age 23 (PAS)

Jeanne Dutronc [GK], age 25 (HIN)
Nicolas Michel [D LC], age 22 (KSK)
Joris Elzokari [D C], age 25 (SRS)
Emmett Thackary [D R], age 25 (KSK)
Melanie Fowler [D RC], age 22 (KSK)
Götz Makatsch [M/AM], age 21 (VAL)
Daley Potter [D L], age 32 (KSK)
Adam Corvin [M C], age 33 (KSK)
Calum Kirkpatrick [M LC], age 24 (AUD)
Gilles Bray [M C], age 19 (KSK)
János rue Belois [M LR], age 21 (KSK/FFD)
Juan Hernandez [M LC], age 31 (KSK)
Saori Takahata [AM/F C], age 25 (HIN)
Brigitte Coppinger [RW/ST], age 36 (NPH)
Scott Davies [F C], age 29 (KSK)

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Club de football d’Outineau
Home ground: Parc de la Crémazie (27,800)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★★ / Training ★★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Main rivals: Kirkenes FC, Castors d'Outineau, CS Saint-Rémy
Honours: KFL Championship (8): 12, 15, 27, 33, 41, 50, 60, 63; runners-up: 59
Coupe des Patriotes (2): 5, 13
Ad'ihan Challenge Trophy (1): 18
Notable former players: Blake McDonagh, Gabriel Lapierre, James McDonald, Loïc Maçon-Petrault
Fanzines: Tourtière congelé, Ignoble, Latte-Sipping Cock Muncher's Quarterly
Manager: Romain Dupuis

One of Kelssek soccer’s traditional powerhouses, they did one better than Burnaby SC and made it to the group stage of the Champions Cup once. High-demand matches against rivals are played at the 55,000-seater Stade Olympique, as are those in the winter when the roof comes in handy for keeping the snow off.

A disappointing season ended without international qualification but a lot of transitioning as Romain Dupuis mercilessly phased out underperforming veterans and threw in the youth to sink or swim – and they mostly kept their heads above water. On one point, Brigitte Coppinger’s declining production has been addressed with the eye-catching signing of Crystal Empire under-21 international Mint Leaf. While a title challenge seems a bit too much to ask a top five finish will meet expectations.

Last season: 10th
Players in: Jean-Marc Arndeau (Pyathora Mariners, τ260k/$750k), Gilles Bray (youth), Mint Leaf (Crystal Guard, undisclosed)


Areke Shinra [GK], age 25 (HIN)
Yara Mearns [LB/LM], age 22 (KSK)
Maxime Bearnon-Sappeur [D C], C age 28 (KSK)
Alexandre von Mertens* [D C], age 25 (KSK)
Edmün Dârgâneý [RB], age 23 (FFD)
Mortéza Fadel [DM C], age 28 (KSK)
Venig de Bondyes* [CM], age 32 (OAM)
Seong Mi-Na [M R/L], age 33 (HIN)
Émile Robin [M RC], age 23 (KSK)
Eulatie Abraham* [ST], age 26 (CMT)
Dennon Lewis [F C], age 24 (TKT)

Michelle Normand [GK], age 35 (KSK)
Taylor Barris [D R], age 22 (KSK)
Sungnam-Simon Park [D LC], age 32 (KSK)
Karina Jacobson [DM C], age 22 (PFA)
Anne-Marie Lamoureaux [M C], age 21 (KSK)
Louise Tremblay [M C], age 25 (KSK)
Antoine Girard [M L ], age 34 (KSK)
Freya McCosgraigh [AM], age 35 (SCT)
Patrice Morin [D LR], age 18 (KSK)
Juan Marc Valdéz [F C], age 24 (KSK)
Jonathan Dubois [D C], age 34 (KSK)

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Club de football Saint-Richard
Home ground: Stade Michel-Beaulieu (19,400)
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training ★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 35
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 9
Main rivals: Langlois Océanic
Fanzines: Moules frites
Manager: Michel Poitras

Les Navigateurs pride themselves on their "small town" ethos, being close to the community, and a squad primarily made up of "gars de chez nous", youth players from the local area who came up through its academy. It’s been a bit of a volatile performance over the last few years, swinging from IFCF qualification to fending off relegation.

It’s hard to guess which CFSR is going to show up season to season, as they launched themselves from fighting relegation to missing out on a Challengers Cup spot on goal difference. Eulatie Abraham scored when he wants, Venig de Bondyes pulled the strings, and special things could happen if they’re capable of doing all that again.

Last season: 6th
Players in: Patrice Morin (youth)

Luke Thomas [GK], age 29 (KSK)
Kari Bardiche [LB], age 30 (NPH)
Morgan Epsom [D C], age 29 (KSK)
Teyo Echehun [D C], age 24 (ASG)
Koit Isarn [RB], age 34 (SRS)
Nishant Gilam* [M C], age 23 (KSK)
Jacques Lebeaume [M C], age 29 (KSK)
Donatien Csokonai [AM], age 21 (KSK/FFD)
Raizen Saikyomono* [RM/ST], age 25 (HIN)
Sigrun Holgersdottir [ST], age 23 (SVJ)
Fabio Coimbra* [FW], age 30 (VLD)

Olette Coleyn [GK], age 26 (BRE)
Cephas Lidston [D L], age 24 (SRS)
Ward Blackburn [D C], age 36 (BRE)
Alex Morrison [D C], age 25 (KSK)
Gérard Olivier [D C], age 34 (KSK)
Colm McCarrigan [F C], age 33 (KSK)
Inga-Lisa Jansson [RM], age 18 (NRH)
Sean Clarke [M R], age 32 (KSK)
Justin Tang [M C], age 36 (KSK)
Anders Kreissen [M L ], age 33 (KSK)
Lyndon Haynes [M L], C age 33 (BRE)
Luke Johnson [AM LC], age 24 (KSK)
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Clayquot City Football Club
Home ground: Kanard Park (32,600)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Honours: KFL Championship (2): 10, 26; runners-up: 53
Coupe des Patriotes (2): 10, 11
Notable former players: Seamus Wylten, Victor Clinton
Fanzine: Gold Star Republic
Manager: Patrick Harril

A long-established club from the capital of Etnier, Clayquot have been comfortable features of the top flight for ages yet have rarely broken out of mid-table mediocrity. They enjoy a loyal, long-suffering, and self-deprecating following, and have produced their share of world-class talent, most recently Seamus Wylten and less recently Victor Clinton.

Fans have a sense of unease after an underwhelming season and an underwhelming close season where not a whole lot seems to have happened other than the squad getting a year older and a first team player being shipped off to Murphtannia. The pressure will be on Saikyomono and Coimbra to carry this team to something creditable.

Last season: 11th
Players in: Inga-Lisa Jansson (Skarrsholms IFK, free)
Players out: Devin Alton (Villa, τ1.05/$3m)

Marcus Aureleus* [GK], age 23 (CMT)
Lukas Hess [D L], age 31 (KSK)
Arnaud Pelletier [D C], age 30 (KSK)
Jordan Dawson* [D/M C], age 28 (HVY)
Lucas Crokert [D R], age 29 (KSK)
Wes Potter [M C], age 32 (KSK)
Archer Cains [M L], age 31 (HVY)
Gordon Frei [M C] C , age 30 (KSK)
Peter Giordani [M R], age 23 (KSK)
Mason Karven* [AM/F C], age 22 (KSK)
Kyle Morgens [F C], age 24 (KSK)

Clive Bannon [GK], age 36 (KSK)
Kathy Hancock [D/M L], age 24 (KSK)
Bryan Leeman [M R/C], age 25 (KSK)
Lyam Henderson [M LC], age 34 (KSK)
Lubomir Bulic [AM/F C], age 18 (KSK/FFD)
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Colwynian Vale Football Club
Home ground: Ironworkers Road (22,600)
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training ★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★★
Main rivals: Wynleth Flyers
Honours: Coupe des Patriotes (1): 7
Fanzine: Welded Together
Nicknamed the Dockers in reference to their history as a team formed by workers at the Colwyn harbour. After finishing 6th in KFL National, Vale came up good when it mattered to win the promotion playoffs. They were last in the top flight two seasons ago.

Colwynian return to the top flight after two years in the National division. In a real sense of déjà vu, like the last time they have been promoted as surprise playoffs winners. They’ll hope the similarities stop there as that season left them relegated straight back. To that end, a great coup was recruiting Mason Karven back to Kelssek, and they’ve added a promising goalkeeper from Chromatika.

Manager: Ross Cowan
Players in: Lucas Crokert (Shearwater, τ120k), Mason Karven (Cap Nordique, undisclosed), Marcus Aureleus (Chromatik State Univ, free), Lubomir Bulic (youth)
Last season: 6th (KFL National)

Piotr Lukowitz [GK], age 30 (KSK)
Kâyetá Jírraósôás [D R], age 21 (KSK/FFD)
Wilsrë Quelausé* [LB], age 22 (FFD)
Casey Lindner [D C], age 26 (KSK)
Kassel Pokorný [D C] C age 33 (KSK)
Heidi Hopkins [M RC], age 23 (KSK)
Alex Bronson* [M C], age 29 (XAN)
Mariano Lucio [AMC], age 28 (TEQ)
Luo Dan [RW/ST], age 25 (YZH)
Dusty Clement [F C], age 26 (BRE)
Aldo Vocani* [F C], age 41 (MRN)

Kevin Cannon [GK], age 26 (KSK)
Stephanie Grübling [D C], age 29 (KSK)
Annabel Curtis [M C], age 36 (KSK)
Neil Lych [LB], age 28 (HVY)
Caleigh Smith [D C], age 34 (KSK)
Simon Barisstan [M R], age 23 (KSK)
Michael Thompson [M C], age 36 (KSK)
Rycszard Vepocojat [CM/AM], age 33 (SRS)
Jahn Nilsson [AM/F C], age 32 (KSK)
John Parker [M L ], age 24 (KSK)
Arjan Singh [F C], age 33 (KSK)
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Coquitlam United
Home ground: Maillardville Park (20,300)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Main rivals: Burnaby SC
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 28; runners-up: 51, 52
Patriotes Cup finalists: 14
Fanzine: Bear-Proof Bins
Manager: Henri Hubert; Assistant manager: Obey Chidiebere

While bearing the name of only one of them, the club represents metropolitan Burnaby's eastern suburbs, and so are often nicknamed the "Easties". Their ambitions of matching Burnaby SC have generally exceeded their actual ability to do so. In this derby rivalry, uptown/downtown and urban/suburban stereotypes are definitely in play – one of their fan songs concerns defecating into their rivals’ soy lattes.

A magical season all went wrong in the last three weeks, as they went into their home derby in second place and lost it to hand the league title to Burnaby SC and then did it all again in the Patriotes Cup final. Expectations have been raised accordingly, although many others think Coquitlam just got lucky.

Last season: 4th
Players in: Wilsrë Quelausé (Aleiusia Capital, τ1.05m/$3m), Luo Dan (Beian Rovers τ520k/$1.5m)

Cale Shaughlin [GK], age 30 (KSK)
Terrance Foley [D L], age 29 (KSK)
Osman Bennouna [D C], age 23 (KSK)
Brian Sanders* C [CB/RB], age 33 (CBP)
Jérémie Chasseur-Ardenne [D R], age 25 (KSK)
Cherita Sheikh-Renard [DM], age 23 (EFL)
Charles Linton-Arbour [M C], age 22 (KSK)
Maxime Deschamps [M C], age 25 (KSK)
Bruno Silva [RW], age 24 (DRP/HIN)
Denig Regnault* [LW], age 30 (OAM)
Arsène de Saintyon* [ST], age 26 (OAM)

Liam Wallace [GK], age 20 (MUR)
Hipolito Cegarra [D R], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Benat Renak [D L], age 33 (KSK)
Tenmu Tsu'umutapoa [CB/DM], age 27 (HIN)
Corinne Eriksen [DM C], age 31 (APX)
Sara Ní Bhecháin [M C], age 34 (KSK)
Kristian Mashtian [M C], age 28 (KSK)
Gabriel Davies [F C], age 27 (KSK)
Darin Crow [ST], age 27 (TOR)

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Club sportif de Saint-Rémy
Home ground: Stade Intersat
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Honours: KFL Championship (5): 8, 23, 55, 61, 62; runners-up: 57, 58
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 3
Rivals: CF Outineau, Star of Confederation
Fanzine: Qui a mangé tous les pogos?, Carte-cadeaux de Dieu
Notable former players: Ian Sinclair, Brayden Custworth, Adrian Tremblay-Fillon

Manager: Jorge Guardia

Often referred to as CSSR for short. The club's motto "ferai valoir" roughly translates as "put it to good use" though its meaning has several religious and historical layers, such as referencing a famous battleship and some Catholic Church stuff (hence the title of an unauthorized fanzine, "God's gift card"). Among the club legends is Ian Sinclair, who played for Kelssek at six World Cups (37-42) and was the first Kelssekian footballer to play abroad when he signed for A.F.F. in Cafundéu. More recent stars include national team stalwart Brayden Custworth.

The fans are in a mutinous mood after the sale of captain and tailsman Greta Enger. Maybe it would be less bad if the chunks of change they got in return had led to a perceptible improvement the squad after three seasons of underperformance and disappointment. All told, the fans aren’t quite delusional enough to think they deserve the championship this year, but they expect IFCF football at the very least. Things need to get off to a good start this season or the mood could get ugly.

Last season: 8th
Players in: Tenmu Tsu'umutapoa (Maal Dæmons, free), Julie Dufour (youth), Hiplolito Cegarra (youth)
Players out: Greta Enger (Juavi, τ2.1m/$6m), Anis Trabelsi (St Astons City, free)


Nathan Meeks [GK], age 30 (KSK)
Ovidijus Stubbs [LWB], age 30 (BRE)
Dragan Djejić [D C], age 24 (ZRH)
Gregor Lacan [D C], age 31 (KSK)
Marius Gunder [D R], age 28 (KSK)
Genzo Tawari* [DM], age 25 (HIN)
Tyler Blackwood [M C], age 32 (KSK)
Daniel Brown [M R], age 29 (KSK)
Ludovicus Dagnesses [AM], age 23 (FFD)
Anne-Marie Roux* [LW/ST], age 20 (SVG)
Henning Hemmingsen* [ST], age 29 (DCA)
John Vandaele [ST], age 23 (DEL)

Maiya Ovidinjus [GK], age 22 (KSK)
Wen West [RB], age 20 (DEL)
Caleb Roy [M L ], age 36 (ETN)
Alice Forsyth [D RC], age 31 (KSK)
Masashige Vachimitsu [ST], age 36 (KOR)
Julia Bradford [M L], age 31 (KSK)
Carson Hill [M C], age 30 (KSK)
Andrew Liew [M LR], age 19 (KSK)

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Football Club of Novonaya
Home ground: Griffin Park (39,200)
Honours: KFL National runners-up: 61
Rivals: NGSA Ulyanof
Fanzine(s): The Grand Gallop
Manager: Nicholas Fieldmarsh; Assistant manager: Abbrick Faillace (Image AUD)

After years of bouncing between second and third division, FC Novonaya has enjoyed a rise in attention, attendances, and ambitions after the refurbishment and expansion of their home stadium for the 12th Summer Olympics. The club have been putting in the investment and it’s shown some return in cementing their first-division status.

Anne-Marie Roux’s breakout year was a highlight in an otherwise gut-wrenching season that saw the team flirt with relegation for an uncomfortably long period before settling in mid-table. They found a couple of players from Delaclava and that’s pretty much it, really.

Last season: 13th
Players in: John Vandaele (Metro Tirana), Wen West (South Harbor), Andrew Liew (youth)
Players out: Alejandro Nunez (retired)


Damien Harcomb [GK], age 27 (KSK)
Tuomas Nordstrom [D R], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Irinia Wassef [CB], age 24 (SRS)
Ren Fang [CB], age 29 (YZH)
Russ Jenkins [D L], age 30 (KSK)
Ashton Moore* [M C] C , age 26 (EUR)
Angeline Subotic [M C], age 33 (KSK)
Dario Tule [M R], age 34 (SAJ)
Joncis Pataiere* [M L], age 26 (OAM)
İlham Kazimov [ST], age 22 (TMR)
Ashton Houston* [F C], age 32 (HVY)

Brian Pool [GK], age 24 (KSK)
Anette Faure [CB], age 23 (CMT)
Colm Gallimh [D C], age 31 (KSK)
David McGrath [D C], age 29 (KSK)
Kathy Franklin [D RC], age 23 (KSK)
Rashid Habeeb [M L], age 21 (HTK)
Tomás Guisao [M R], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Richard MacEwan [M C], age 20 (KSK)
Catherine Wells [F C], age 28 (KSK)

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Hamiltonian Cambria
Home ground: B.A. Johnston Field (24,700)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★
Honours: KFL National Northern (1): 58
Rivals: Kirkenes FC
Fanzines: Dragon's Breath Mints
Manager: Johannes Sulo (Image COS)

Hamilton is an industrial city that sneers at the effete big city slickers of nearby Kirkenes, despite the fact that many residents actually commute to work there. But much like the city's post-industrial revival, Cambria is getting in touch with its cosmopolitan side and has embraced the youth movement of their odd foreign DBC-winning manager Johannes Sulo.

While the club didn’t end up making any transfers in the close season, through the past year the side has been getting a new look as up and coming players have been gradually eased in to replace those no longer deemed worthy. Sulo has shown his ability to light a few fires under some players over the years, and this team can only get better with more games under their belts.

Last season: 15th
Players out: Jagoda Novosel (retired), Ilan Milanovic (retired)

Steve Longhorn [GK], age 33 (INS)
Ethan Porter [LB/LWB], age 25 (MUR)
Dylan Patterson [D C], age 30 (EUR)
Norue Busokhu [CB], age 24 (TIO)
Jacques Peele [D RC], age 27 (KSK)
Kathy Eowins [DM C], age 27 (KSK)
Kiera Weiram* [CM] C , age 31 (MRN)
Huseyn Turunc [LM/CM], age 28 (KSK)
Kyshoen Nagy* [CM/AM], age 32 (OSR)
Zilar Galharretborde* [RM], age 25 (ASG)
Wang Yuan [ST], age 26 (CMT)

Scotia MacDonald [GK], age 24 (KSK)
Lance Atkinson [D L], age 23 (KSK)
Phillippe Galiani [D C], age 31 (KSK)
Émile Robin [DM C], age 23 (KSK)
Forzu-Nirlo Uzo [M C], age 36 (QUS)
Lindsey Cowan [RM], age 33 (KSK)
Oliver Amhill [RM], age 25 (KSK)
Tyrone Russell [M C], age 28 (KSK)
Atsushi Ryu [AM LC], age 37 (DUN)
Puxjodaskar Lohánares [AM/FW], age 21 (KSK/FFD)
Jourdain Dupuis [F C], age 25 (KSK)
Cory Browning [F C], age 28 (KSK)

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Océanic club de football Langlois
Home ground: Stade de la Pacifique (34,400)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★★ / Training ★★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Main rivals: CF Saint-Richard
Honours: KFL Championship (7): 5, 11, 17, 19, 30, 56, 57; runners-up: 49
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 2; runners-up: 13
Fanzines: Coach-marde, Aux larmes salés
Manager: Danny Flint Image

One of the earliest football clubs to be established in Kelssek, Océanic were the local pioneers of a fluid, direct style of play that has been a lasting influence on the sport's development in Kelssek. The club’s crest references the three ancient guard towers that have defended its harbour for over five centuries. Their big rivalry is the “Derby du sel” against the smaller city on the Salt Coast, Saint-Richard. Despite the club’s historic support base being the dock workers on whose backs the city’s gilded wealth was made, for other fans the city’s wealthy, bourgeois reputation is often applied to Océanic too. After all, over the years more than one wealthy patron saw funding the club as a way to opiate the masses and redirect the pitchforks to someone else’s door.

Well, no one can say last season at Oceanic was lacking in entertainment, between the locker room bust-ups, the secret meth lab at the stadium expansion construction site, and squeaking into the Challengers Cup on goal difference. Laishram has been offloaded along with a few veterans deemed surplus to requirements. Perhaps a case of addition by subtraction, Océanic will probably coast along in the top five again.

Last season: 5th
Players in: Kysohen Nagy (Southfell Utd, τ1.1m/$3m)
Players out: Pierre-Louis Laishram (Clyde Park, τ/$4m), Armisael (Fábrica Tapalupé, τ/$1.2m), Adelaide Southers (contract expiry), Steven Field (contract expiry), Nicholas Takai (retired)


Dimitrije Azar [GK], age 27 (MRC)
Carey Troger [D L], age 31 (KSK)
Lewis Brockton* [D LRC], age 22 (KSK)
Casey Miller [D C], age 28 (KSK)
Shawn Sim [D R], age 32 (KSK)
Bryan Kiddow [DM C], C age 33 (KSK)
Gregor Nagley [M C], age 32 (KSK)
Phillip Donnelly [M C], age 24 (KSK)
Élliot Hébert* [M L], age 27 (ETN)
Brigitte Franckh [M R], age 22 (KSK)
Louis Kuelvic* [F C], age 32 (KSK)

Leonard Varia [GK], age 34 (KSK)
Joshua Farrer [M L], age 35 (BRE)
Roland Shields [DM], age 22 (KSK)
Patrick Lanks [M L ], age 29 (KSK)
Fergal Norris [M RC], age 24 (KSK)
Lane Michaels [F C], age 34 (KSK)
Luke Randall [F C], age 29 (KSK)
Matthew Knox [AM/F C], age 34 (KSK)
Drî Tòr [F C], age 18 (KSK/FFD)

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Kingstown Athletic
Home ground: Larkhamfield (18,800)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Rivals: Burnaby SC
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 46
KFL National (1): 64
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 9
Fanzines: Two Sailing Wait

Based in the provincial capital of Konoha, a small, pretty, and laid-back counterpart to big city Burnaby. While Kingstown fans consider Burnaby SC their main rivals, Burnaby generally doesn't deign to reciprocate, even after the final of Coupe des Patriotes 9 where the Lakers won the trophy in an upset victory and did not hold back in rubbing their illustrious opponents' noses in it.

Blimey, are they still here? Well, they are, and a fringe national team striker is probably an upgrade for them, too.

Last season: 16th
Players in: Louis Kuelvic (Montreal Koreana, free), Drî Tòr (youth)
Players out: Louis Combeford (Delano City, $500k)

Kelsey Macklin [GK], age 30 (KSK)
Lucian Wright [D C], age 20 (MUR)
Justine Bixby* C [D C], age 25 (KSK)
Angela Dupuis [D L], age 25 (KSK)
Leonie MacGhoill [D R], age 23 (KSK)
Joni Lindegaard* [CM], age 20 (NRH)
Nicholas Knox [RM], age 22 (FVA)
Colton Wynter [M C], age 21 (TKT)
Tatiana Breathnach [LW], age 21 (KSK)
Auðbjörg Bjørnsdóttir* [FW], age 33 (GRF)
Adnan Jurevicius [ST], age 35 (COS)

Daniel Vergland [D L], age 22 (KSK)
Hayden Prince [M C], age 27 (KSK)
Lee Allen [GK], age 22 (KSK)
Kayley Lundberg [D C], age 31 (KSK)
Hayden Roberts [M C], age 22 (KSK)
Joscelyn Monroe [RW], age 35 (NPH)
Peadar Smythe [M C], age 22 (KSK)
Guilliame Laganière [M RC], age 23 (KSK)
Madison Korrbs [AM C], age 26 (KSK)
Liang Wei [ST], age 20 (YZH)
Caleb Greening [F C], age 20 (KSK)
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Saintsport Heath
Home ground: Admiralty Terrace (7,600)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★★
Fanzines: Sacred Sheep
Honours: KFL National (1): 65
Manager: Remy Holmes (MUR)

A plucky team which has recently risen from the third division thanks to shiny new facilities. The pride of the rusty port city that gets between the city of Redswyth and the open ocean. Well, pride of the soccer fans at least; metropolitan Redswyth is rugby country and round balls are looked upon with suspicion and disdain.

The yo-yo comes back up. Remy Holmes couldn’t keep Saintsport in the top division as a player, but he won the KFL National in his first year as manager and here they are again. Having significantly strengthened their squad, they have the quality to stay up – in theory.

Last season: 1st in KFL National
Players in: Liang Wei (Dynamo Dalian, free), Joni Lindegaard (Skarrsholms IFK, τ440k/$1.25m), Nicholas Knox (Batchingtonwood, τ260k/$750k)


Jason Curtin [GK], age 35 (KSK)
Marietta Tesla [LM/LB/CM], age 25 (HIN)
Joachim Elden [D C], age 32 (MBT)
Patrice Boudreau [D C], age 30 (KSK)
Imke Diskin [RB/LB], age 26 (NPH)
Marek Fifield* [CM], age 25 (NPH)
Nurullah Arslan* [CM], age 25 (SRS)
Lysander Brandis [AM C], age 32 (MYT)
Patrick Kirkland [M R], age 30 (KSK)
Erika Wolff [ST], age 34 (NPH)
Amund Evensen* [LW], age 32 (VAL)

Kendra Millaerl [GK], age 24 (KSK)
Beck Pruttan [D/M C], age 34 (NPH)
Michael Cabrallo [D R], age 28 (KSK)
Rodney Bright [D RL], age 21 (KSK)
Allison Tucker [D LC], age 23 (KSK)
Christophe Violette [AM/F C], age 22 (KSK)
Nolan Gorka [M L ], age 32 (KSK)
Conan Markowski [M C], age 33 (KSK)
Darnell Owen [F C], age 27 (KSK)
Sophie Hildebrand [AM/F C], age 24 (KSK)
Meghan Hartsdown [CM/AM], age 36 (BRE)

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Kirkenes Football Club
Home ground: Exhibition Place (38,400)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★★ / Training ★★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Honours: KFL Championship (4): 9, 18, 37, 42; runners-up: 60
Rivals: CF Outineau, Passerine, Burnaby SC
Fanzines: Rubber Pellets Digest, Centre of the Universe
Manager: Natalia Rossi (SVG); Assistant manager: Analor Avalor (KOR)

The oldest and most popular team of Kelssek's biggest city, KFC has tended to hover near the top without getting the trophies they so desperately crave. During the winter months, home matches are played at Waterfront Dome with only the lower tier seats sold.

Natalia Rossi’s arrival is raising a lot of excitement as fans think this could finally be the move that they needed to break out of the club’s general averageness. Already the expectations are waxing unrealistic, though the board have publicly called for patience and warned the ship will take time to put right and set on the right course. Still, instant success NOW.

Players in: Marek Fifield (τ1.05m/$3m), Nurullah Arslan (Maal Dæmons, free)
Players out: Isidra Jeurissen (contract expiry), Beck Pruttan (contract expiry), Josie Webster (contract expiry)

Myles Connely [GK] C , age 32 (HVY)
Valentijn Doorwouds [D R], age 32 (KOR)
Curtis Holman [D RC], age 23 (KSK)
Brayden Welland [D C], age 28 (KSK)
Hela Isarghie [LB/LM], age 27 (SAJ)
Reeve Sheehan [DM/CM], age 28 (BRE)
Raïf Ducharne* [M C], age 26 (KSK)
Aleksander Lukonov* [RW], age 33 (STL)
Cory Ferguson [M RC], age 23 (KSK)
Lubruose Prape [LM], age 25 (TIO)
Griogair Urquhart [FW], age 30 (DEL)
Erland Stromby* [ST], age 27 (SVJ)

Iroha Irei [GK], age 25 (HIN)
Cormac Ó Conneely [D R], age 26 (KSK)
Marc Westond [D C], age 19 (SNL)
Artair Mac Ronaigh [D L], age 25 (KSK)
Christian Arbour [D C], age 35 (KSK)
Nediljko Brajković [CB], age 16 (PAS)
Aguri Hondachi [D C], age 32 (KSK)
Nicole Boudrias [D R], age 19 (KSK)
Christine Hill [M C], age 23 (KSK)
Julian Edwards [M LC], age 34 (KSK)
Logan Wright [M RL], age 30 (KSK)
Dominic Lee [M L], age 23 (KSK)
Émîróînó Üjíkân [OM], age 20 (FFD)
Damien Holloway [F C], age 28 (KSK)

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Latrobe Athletic and Football Club
Home ground: Macquarie Docklands (55,700)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★★ / Training ★★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Rivals: Clayquot City
Honours:KFL Championship (6): 2, 14, 21, 24, 34, 53; runners-up: 55, 64, 65
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 4, runners-up: 12
Fanzines: That's Not the Try Line, Jamie Toohey's Pension Plan
Notable former players: Ruslan Demetriev
Manager: Warner Dranz Image; Assistant manager: Azmi (Image SHT)

The soccer section of a multi-football club which also has a successful rugby union team. Indeed, many people who are primarily rugby fans do come to the soccer matches and vice versa. Fans of Latrobe’s 11-player round ball on grass team have gotten used to having high hopes dashed and turned into another slow march to 5th or 6th place, followed by promises that next year will bring a glorious future. Long known as Latrobe AFC, the club insisted on identifying itself as Latrobe Athletic two years ago.

Second for the second year in a row, glory is tantalizingly close. Or maybe they’re too dependent on Lukonov, key players are starting to decline, and the window is closing. That said, watch out for the late season surge, since Dranz took over somehow things really click towards the end.

Last season: 2nd
Players in: Hela Isarghie (Maal Dæmons, free), Nicole Boudrias (youth), Nediljko Brajković (Tyrysier, undisclosed)
Players out: Andreas Karnezis (contract expiry), Léo Moselle (retired)

Doug Magennis [GK], age 26 (KSK)
Link Smith [D C], age 30 (KSK)
Julian Hendrick [D C], age 24 (KSK)
Bertrand Paré [D RC], age 23 (KSK)
Clodio Noya* [DMC], age 22 (TEQ)
Motonobu Watanuki [CM], age 22 (KOR)
Alessandro Bella [CM/AM], age 22 (SVG)
Pherem Mutsuga* [M L ], age 26 (HIN)
Ivo Ilev [M R] C , age 33 (STL)
Logan Ragno* [ST], age 31 (AUD)
Pfandr Oresund [F C], age 32 (SRS)

Slaven Bajalica [GK], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Kevin Rackard [D C], age 35 (KSK)
Tegan Earrach [D L], age 22 (KSK)
Nolan Murphy [DM C], age 33 (KSK)
Jeremy Féarghaill [M C], age 36 (KSK)
Ronnie Burton [M R], age 28 (KSK)
Eustaquio Abaya [M C], age 21 (KSK/FFD)
André Normand [M L ], age 36 (KSK)
Tomás Fierro [M C], age 36 (CEN)
Jordan Normand [AM C], age 24 (KSK)
Cassie Silverton [F C], age 28 (KSK)

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Mazinaw Vanorian Football Club
Home ground: Crowchilds (18,100)
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Rivals: Strathcona Internationals
Honours: KFL National South (1): 59
Fanzines: Tricky Trees
Manager: Gary Allard
FIrst team coach: Davis Quintin

The club's name reflects the fact that Valanora's national team and football league was historically (and still might be) more popular among Kelssek soccer fans than their own national league. It’s unlikely actual Vanorians had any role in the club’s founding, but records show they were fielding teams in regional and age-group leagues with names like “Mazinaw Ibini” and “Raynor Mazinaw” in the early years.

A respectable mid-table performance and bragging rights for finishing above their provincial rivals, it’s the simple things that made life tolerable at Vanorian. More of the same, why not.

Last season: 9th
Players in: Alessandro Bella (L’Escarene, τ700k/$2m)


Tomasz Janaczek [GK], age 34 (DEL)
Tzevaada Muur* [D L], age 26 (MRN)
Tara Kreidel* [D C], age 24 (CDG)
Loisé Camserhe [D C], age 19 (KSK/FFD)
Russell McDougal [D R], age 21 (KSK)
Cory Grossman [M C], age 24 (KSK)
Coalan O'Reilly [AM C], age 26 (MUR)
Peter Marsh [LM/LW], age 21 (FVA)
Kai Fukushima [M R], age 24 (KSK)
Rainier Froboess [AM/F C], age 25 (KSK)
Brion Stienno* [ST], C age 29 (SRS)

Denise Witt [GK], age 22 (KSK)
Jordan Ilic [D C], age 32 (KSK)
Karen [D C], age 36 (SHT)
Shane Reilly [D L], age 26 (KSK)
Rémond Leste [D/M C], age 24 (KSK)
Dylan McTavish [M C], age 32 (KSK)
Bryce Graughan [M C], age 30 (KSK)
Aaron Lyybeck [AM C], age 18 (KSK)
Coretta Corcrain [M R], age 35 (BRE)
Tatjana Pistor [F C], age 23 (KSK)
Brent Valiser [F C], age 31 (KSK)
Ronan Macpadraig [F C], age 36 (KSK)

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Shearwater Football Club
Home ground: Kingswharf (40,500)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★★
Main rivals: Langlois Océanic
Fanzines: Southwest Stand Dispatch, Yellow Brick Road
Honours: KFL Championship (2): 36, 40
Notable former players: Shaheen Taleb
Manager: Ryan Potter

Founded as a recreational club by personnel of the Shearwater naval base, the club continues to have strong links with the Kelssek Navy. Their stadium is across the harbour from the base in the former docklands of downtown Breton, the largest city and capital of Haligonia. Comfortable fixtures of the top division, they’ve long been in the tough spot of being good enough for their players to keeping getting poached by top clubs but not good enough to fend off that interest.

Shearwater’s claims to really be a big club came good as they qualified for international competition. The challenge now is to prove this wasn’t a flash in the pan and finally meet those ambitions. Tara Kreidel must count as the big deal of the close season – a ‘holy crap they’re serious’ moment.

Last season: 3rd
Players in: Tara Kreidel (Concord Heights τ1.4m/$4m)
Players out:

Laurel Tinker-Witt [GK], (ZWZ)
Astrid Lodgen [D LR], age 26 (KSK)
Chris Stevens* [D C], age 29 (ETN)
Nene Shibata [D C], age 26 (HIN)
Waleeda Hollis-Park [D R], age 21 (EFL)
Zaamil Abed-Louis [DM C], age 23 (EFL)
Rhys Dadit [M C], age 24 (KSK)
Andrey Yusupov* [M RC], C age 29 (KSK)
Bryan Hartpoach [M L], age 22 (KSK)
Bratislav Rukavina* [F C], age 27 (PAS)
Chung Seo-Yeon [LW/CF/ST], age 24 (HIN)

Peter Collan [GK], age 31 (KSK)
Ryan Dumont [D C], age 34 (KSK)
Carey Mason [D L ], age 28 (KSK)
Teadgh Brewer [D C], age 24 (KSK)
Kelsey Lore [D RC], age 22 (KSK)
Ilan Markowicz [M C], age 33 (KSK)
Lynne Crossley [RW], age 18 (TMB)
Jonathan Berton-Fleury [M C], age 27 (KSK)
Marko Kotalczyk [M L ], age 36 (KSK)
Laura Millclef [AM/F C], age 25 (KSK)
Doner Grrhonomó [AM C], age 21 (KSK/FFD)
Sean Donnelly [AM C], age 31 (KSK)
Hayden Phelan [F C], age 31 (KSK)

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Strathcona Internationals
Home ground: Bowreach (34,900)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Rivals: Mazinaw Vanorian, NGSA Ulyanof
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 59
Patriotes Cup (1): 12
KFL National South (1): 53
Fanzines: To the Ends of the Earth, MPB: Mosh Pit of the Bourgeoisie

Manager: François Saint-Louis

Founded by expatriate labourers to play in the city leagues during the industrial era, the club originated and is named after a working-class district of Vickery. Ironically, it’s now gentrification central where abandoned warehouse punk rock venues rub up against glass-tower condos. While not one of the traditional big clubs, Strathcona have a much stronger claim to that status than many of them in recent years. Coached by one of Kelssek’s footballing legends, there or thereabouts has been where Strathcona has hovered the last few years.

Saint-Louis won the Patriotes Cup and established them as comfortable IFCF mainstays for a couple of years, but things are now drifting in the wrong direction as they were nowhere close to the top five. Grumbling fans are starting to think the squad needs a refresh, and at this rate it won’t be long before the coaching staff gets lumped in with that too. Notable signing is Tumbra under-18 international Lynne Crossley, although it will obviously be a couple of years before she’ll be a regular contributor.

Last season: 12th
Players in: Lynne Crossley (free)



Transfers in
Name                 Pos    Age   Nat.   From                     To                    Fee
Erica Weaver RB 32 BRE North Hall BRE ASC Arvika 1.5
Ronan Bryan CF 18 EUR Carsby EUR Ariddienne loan
Wil Marshal CM 24 SNL FC Rüsselsheim SNL Ariddienne 0.4
Tyler Prentice AM C 33 KSK Altendalur GRF Ariddienne 0
Mint Leaf RW/AM 21 CRY Crystal Guard HC CRY CF Outineau 0
Jean-Marc Arndeau CB 32 KSK Pyathora Mariners TKT CF Outineau 0.75
Inga-Lisa Jansson RM 18 NRH Skarrsholms IFK NRH Clayquot City 0
Marcus Aureleus GK 23 CMT Chromatik State Univ Colwynian Vale 0
Mason Karven AM/F 22 KSK Cap Nordique DCA Colwynian Vale undisc
Wilsrë Quelausé LB 22 FFD Aleiusia Capital ZRH Coquitlam United 3
LUO Dan RW/ST 25 YZH Beian Rovers YZH Coquitlam United 1.5
Tenmu Tsu'umutapoa CB/DM 27 HIN Maal Dæmons MRN CS Saint-Rémy 0
John Vandaele ST 23 DEL Metro Tirana DEL FC Novonaya 0
Wen West RB 20 DEL South Harbor DEL FC Novonaya 0
Louis Kuelvic F C 32 KSK Montreal Koreana QUE Kingstown Athletic undisc
Marek Fifield CM 25 NPH Vermillion Rage NPH Kirkenes FC 3
Nurullah Arslan CM 25 SRS Maal Dæmons MRN Kirkenes FC 0
Robert Rosen LB 22 FVA Sp. Towerhaite FVA Langlois Océanic 1
Kyshoen Nagy CM/AM 31 OSR Southfell United NPH Langlois Océanic 3
Nediljko Brajković CB 16 PAS Tyrysier PAS Latrobe Athletic undisc
Hela Isarghie LB/LM 27 SAJ Maal Dæmons MRN Latrobe Athletic na
Alessandro Bella CM/AM 22 SVG L'Escarene SC SVG Mazinaw Vanorian 2
Erling Bolander RB 27 NRH Arlsfara IF NRH NGSA Ulyanof 0.75
Joni Lindegaard CM 20 NRH Skarrsholms IFK NRH Saintsport Heath 1.25
Nicholas Knox RM 22 FVA Batchingtonwood FVA Saintsport Heath 0.75
LIANG Wei ST 20 YZH Dynamo Dalian YZH Saintsport Heath free
Tara Kreidel CB 24 CDG Concord Heights CDG Shearwater 4
Lynne Crossley RW 18 TMB Non-contract TMB Strathcona Intls free


Transfers out
Name                   Pos      Age   Nat.    From              To                      Fee
Danielle Maradrogba AM/F RC 21 KSK Ariddienne Newrook City NPH 5
Êsêkïl dí Völará M C 20 KSK/FFD Ariddienne Crossroads CMT 8
Thamior Liadon D LR 124 KSK Burnaby SC Myana CMT 13
Devin Alton M RC 25 KSK Clayquot City Villa MUR 3
Anis Trabelsi F C 36 AUD CS Saint-Rémy St Astons City FVA 0
Greta Enger D R 28 VAL CS Saint-Rémy Juavi FC VAL 6
Emile Robin CDM 23 KSK Foxhampton Chalesm SRS 0.75
Lily Marshall CB 25 KSK Foxhampton Ulsa Rovers EUR 0.8
Lois Combeford D/M R 38 BRE Kingstown Ath Delano City SC XAN 0.5
Pierre-Louis Laishram AM/F C 25 KSK Langlois Océanic Clyde Park TMB 4
Armisael D L 33 DAI Langlois Océanic Fábrica Tapalupé TEQ 1.2
Gordon Berystain DM 25 ASG Torbay Thunder Binclestead Wood FVA 1.2
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Postby Kelssek » Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:29 pm

Matchweek 1
Fans were licking their lips when the fixture computer threw up the biggest possible test for new Kirkenes manager Natalia Rossi on opening day: hosting defending champions and historic rivals Burnaby SC. It’s hard to settle on a name for this clash, but generally things have settled on the “Anglian Derby” to denote these are the two largest primarily Anglian-speaking cities, and alternatives like “Pointies vs. Flatties” or “Freshwater-Saltwater” which refer to the geographical contrasts between a mountain-girt lakeside city and the one on the coast with little of interest on the horizon are just a bit clumsy. In the future, “Long Black/Flat White” in reference to coffee preferences may yet catch on.

So whatever you call it, it was a cagey affair that was decided in the 72nd minute when Burnaby’s Olaf Haabjorn scythed Amund Evensen’s cross into his own net to hand Kirkenes a 1-0 win. Not the most satisfying conclusion, but a winning start for the former Savigliane assistant manager and something to ruminate over in Burnaby which is still trying to find its way without Thamior Liadon.

Other opening weekend results to pick over as Remy Holmes’s first match in charge in the top flight saw Saintsport hold out to earn a point in a high-tension 0-0 draw against ASC Arvika. Newly promoted NGSA overcame a lacklustre Hamiltonian 1-0, and Coquitlam’s heady ambitions and new additions careened off the rails as they surrendered a 1-0 lead to lose at home to Ariddienne.

Colwynian Vale 0–3 CF Outineau
Latrobe Athletic 0–1 Kingstown Athletic
Saintsport Heath 0–0 ASC Arvika
Shearwater FC 0–2 Langlois Océanic
CF Saint-Richard 1–0 Clayquot City
Coquitlam United 1–2 Association Ariddienne
CS Saint-Rémy 1–1 Strathcona Intls
Mazinaw Vanorian 1–0 FC Novonaya
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–1 NGSA Ulyanof
Kirkenes FC 1–0 Burnaby SC


Matchweek 2
CF Outineau 1–1 Burnaby SC
NGSA Ulyanof 0–2 Kirkenes FC
FC Novonaya 1–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
Strathcona Intls 1–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
Challengers Cup qualifying round, 1st leg
Shearwater 3-1 Longview (VAL)
Océanic 2-1 Eastal Lunar (VIL)
Coquitlam 3-2 Admiral Storevik (STL)
Latrobe 1-0 Crystopolis City

Association Ariddienne 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Clayquot City 1–1 Coquitlam United
Langlois Océanic 2–0 CF Saint-Richard
ASC Arvika 2–2 Shearwater FC
Kingstown Athletic 1–1 Saintsport Heath
Colwynian Vale 0–2 Latrobe Athletic


Matchweek 3
Latrobe Athletic 3–0 CF Outineau
Saintsport Heath 3–3 Colwynian Vale
Shearwater FC 3–0 Kingstown Athletic
Challengers Cup qualifying round, 2nd leg
Longview 0-2 Shearwater (1-5 agg)
Eastal Lunar 0-1 Océanic (1-3 agg)
Admiral Storevik 1-0 Coquitlam (3-3 agg)
Admiral Storevik wins on away goals

Crystopolis City 2-1 Latrobe (2-2 agg)
Latrobe wins on away goals
CF Saint-Richard 0–1 ASC Arvika
Coquitlam United 3–1 Langlois Océanic
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 Clayquot City
Mazinaw Vanorian 1–0 Association Ariddienne
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–3 Strathcona Intls
Kirkenes FC 2–0 FC Novonaya
Burnaby SC 2–1 NGSA Ulyanof


A costly penalty to give away that made all the difference. Coquitlam went to Storevik with the advantage from the first leg and they quite simply blew it. 14 minutes in, Kâyetá Jírraósôás was judged to have fouled the Admiral Storevik player in the box, and there was no mistake as the home team took the lead. A frustrated Coquitlam team weren’t able to find their rhythm or make any real chances, and bowed out on away goals. But there was better luck for Latrobe, who lost in the second leg in Crystopolis but nabbed a vital away goal that meant they won the tie. And two upset wins were completed by Océanic who won a thrilling 1-0 away leg in Vilita against Eastal Lunar, outdone only by Shearwater’s 2-0 win in Valanora against Longview. They all join Burnaby in the group stage to make four Kelssek teams qualifying for the main stage of the Challengers Cup, something that (we’re pretty sure) is a record.

Matchweek 4
Most Saintsport fans would be happy to take their first loss coming on matchday four against title contenders Latrobe. Along the way, they’ve held three of their potential relegation fight rivals to draws, which gives room for cautious optimism and puts them in 15th place. Meanwhile, CS Saint-Rémy came back to grab a draw against Océanic to remain unbeaten in third place, staving off the internal grumbling about Greta Enger’s departure – for now.

At the top of the table sits Kirkenes as Natalia Rossi’s reign has begun with four straight wins, the latest coming in a 3-0 hiding of Strathcona. It’s a result that has sparked speculation about the security of François St-Louis’s job; that Patriotes Cup is nice in the trophy cabinet but it’s a few years old now and simply put, another season bouncing around mid-table isn’t going to cut it.

Part of this could simply be Strathcona’s inability to keep up with the establishment (ominous musical sting), who have made leaps and bounds in their quality of play since the upstarts from Vickery stole the championship away six years ago. Following the midweek results, four KFL clubs will enter the Challengers Cup group stage, the most Kelssek has ever had at the same time. Shearwater you could maybe say is not of the old guard, but the other three, Burnaby, Langlois, and Latrobe, are the very globalist elites your local populist warned you about.

CF Outineau 3–1 NGSA Ulyanof
FC Novonaya 1–1 Burnaby SC
Strathcona Intls 0–3 Kirkenes FC
Association Ariddienne 0–2 Hamiltonian Cambria
Cup Winners’ Cup prelim round 1st leg
Burnaby 1-0 Pesepoh Pohgading (PCU)

Clayquot City 1–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
Langlois Océanic 1–1 CS Saint-Rémy
ASC Arvika 0–1 Coquitlam United
Kingstown Athletic 3–1 CF Saint-Richard
Colwynian Vale 0–1 Shearwater FC
Latrobe Athletic 2–0 Saintsport Heath


Matchweek 5
Anne-Marie Roux is unmarked! And she’s scuffed it! A golden opportunity for Novonaya to steal victory goes wide of the far post!...

And it’s Adnan Jurevicius...! Clinical finish! Saintsport lead two-nil and Shearwater are in shambles! Saintsport in the driver’s seat as Remy Holmes looks for his first top-flight win!

Coimbra!!... Great save! But Jansson bundles it in! The teenager has scored for Clayquot! And surely that will end the four-game winning run for Kirkenes! Curtin looks on in disgust... but not many goalies make that first save in the first place.


CF Outineau 0–0 FC Novonaya
Strathcona Intls 1–0 NGSA Ulyanof
Association Ariddienne 0–3 Burnaby SC
Cup Winners’ Cup prelim round 2nd leg
Pesepoh Pohgading 0-3 Burnaby (0-4 agg)

Clayquot City 2–1 Kirkenes FC
Langlois Océanic 1–0 Hamiltonian Cambria
ASC Arvika 0–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
Kingstown Athletic 1–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Colwynian Vale 0–2 Coquitlam United
Latrobe Athletic 1–1 CF Saint-Richard
Saintsport Heath 2–0 Shearwater FC


Matchweek 6
DON’T GET EXCITED, SAYS ROSSI
Kirkenes wins 1-0 in Arvika to stay top of the table, but manager Natalia Rossi plays down talk of a title challenge after getting off to a running start at Exhibition Place:
"There's always going to be a bumpy period when a team adjusts to a new system and a new manager. I saw it when Tlanx-Nulzk took over the Savigliano national team, and we're seeing it in some of the losses now. But as we showed against the defending champions, this is a team that has the talent and determination to beat anybody else in the league."


Burnaby SC 0–0 Strathcona Intls
Challengers Cup group stage
Latrobe 0-2 Langmere Green (FVA)
Ulsa (EUR) 3-2 Océanic
Shearwater 0-1 Montreal (QUE)
Tropicorp (TUR) 1-1 Burnaby
Liga B Trophy group stage
NGSA Ulyanof 0-0 Chenoworth Harriers (NPH)
Saintsport 4-3 UR Town (EFL)
NGSA Ulyanof 0–1 FC Novonaya
Saintsport Heath 0–2 CF Outineau
Shearwater FC 1–4 Latrobe Athletic
CF Saint-Richard 1–0 Colwynian Vale
Coquitlam United 0–1 Kingstown Athletic
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 ASC Arvika
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–2 Langlois Océanic
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–1 Clayquot City
Kirkenes FC 4–2 Association Ariddienne


Lacklustre start in the league but Burnaby might be getting a grip on their season as they hold travelled to Turori and impressively grabbed a point by holding Tropicorp to a draw. It’s a result that looks even better when compared to Shearwater’s embarrassing loss against Montreal Koreana while Langmere Green and Ulsa expectedly outclassed Latrobe and Océanic respectively.

Matchweek 7
Shearwater FC 1–0 CF Outineau
CF Saint-Richard 0–0 Saintsport Heath
Coquitlam United 1–0 Latrobe Athletic
CS Saint-Rémy 1–1 Colwynian Vale
Challengers Cup group stage
René Skaé (FFD) 0-2 Latrobe
Océanic 2-0 Langtree Utd (MRC)
Jinja City (BNJ) 1-1 Shearwater
Burnaby 3-1 Aleiusia Capital (ZRH)

Liga B Trophy group stage
Aleiusia Riverside (ZRH) 1-2 NGSA Ulyanof
Hawabark (BNJ) 1-2 Saintsport

Mazinaw Vanorian 1–0 Kingstown Athletic
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–1 ASC Arvika
Kirkenes FC 0–3 Langlois Océanic
Burnaby SC 0–0 Clayquot City
NGSA Ulyanof 0–0 Association Ariddienne
FC Novonaya 0–2 Strathcona Intls


Matchweek 8
CS St-Rémy supporters association begins collecting signatures to call emergency board elections. While 1-0 loss against Latrobe is the first of the season, draws against Kingstown and Colwynian have cost them valuable points and leave them 8th
541 comments

Saintsport 1-[4] Coquitlam - Aldo Vocani with a howitzer from range
301 comments

Kyshoen Nagy straight red vs Burnaby
774 comments

[OpticBob] Arsène de Saintyon penalty miss vs Latrobe – has now missed two penalties in two straight matches. Poor.
271 comments

Lukonov’s brilliant long ball to set up Latrobe’s opening goal against René Skae
442 comments

Who needs di Volara, Ariddienne with a beautiful team move for the winning goal against Novonaya
446 comments

CF Outineau 1–0 Strathcona Intls
Challengers Cup group stage
Latrobe 4-2 Sporting Iturributa (ASG)
Pitxi-Pitxi 77 (TEQ) 0-1 Océanic
Shearwater 2-0 Starling (NPH)
Walston Brook (EFL) 3-2 Burnaby

Vilitan Cove Invitational preliminary round 1st leg
Strathcona 1-1 Pro Stampano (SOR)

Liga B Trophy group stage
NGSA Ulyanof 2-1 Marketville (EUR)
Lacédémonienne (OME) 0-1 Saintsport

Association Ariddienne 1–0 FC Novonaya
Clayquot City 4–3 NGSA Ulyanof
Langlois Océanic 0–1 Burnaby SC
ASC Arvika 0–1 Kirkenes FC
Kingstown Athletic 2–3 Hamiltonian Cambria
Colwynian Vale 1–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
Latrobe Athletic 1–0 CS Saint-Rémy
Saintsport Heath 1–5 Coquitlam United
Shearwater FC 2–2 CF Saint-Richard


Matchweek 9
Burnaby captain Kari Zucker calls media narrative that team is struggling without Liadon “disgusting”
“It’s not fair to Nac [Nacuemiro Buené], and it’s insulting to the whole team, we won the double as a team and we need to focus on how we’re going to get back up the table, as a team.”


CAN’T BENCH QUALITY
Brigitte Coppinger came off the bench to give Outineau the win against St-Richard in an important result that sees the rouge-et-bleu keeping pace in the top five, ahead of Clayquot on goal difference.

BROADSIDE
Logan Ragno levels the scores for Mazinaw with a cannon of a shot to deny Latrobe the win. Kirkenes goes five points clear at the top.

NSN pundit Thomas Brodif as 12th-place Shearwater’s tough start to the season continued with a 2-1 loss to Coquitlam United, last season’s other surprise performers who moved into 3rd:
“It’s really different when you’re trying to sustain what both these clubs did, this time teams aren’t going to underestimate you, they’re maybe not going to give you chances you might have had now. Coquitlam has shown they have the mentality and Shearwater hasn’t.”


ST-RÉMY RIVERBOAT CRUISE
Bruno Silva roofs one to put St-Rémy 2-0 up against Saintsport


CF Saint-Richard 0–1 CF Outineau
Vilitan Cove Invitational preliminary round 2nd leg
Pro Stampano 3-3 Strathcona (4-4 agg., 2-4 pens)

Kirkenes FC 3–2 Kingstown Athletic
Burnaby SC 4–2 ASC Arvika
NGSA Ulyanof 0–2 Langlois Océanic
FC Novonaya 0–1 Clayquot City
Coquitlam United 2–1 Shearwater FC
CS Saint-Rémy 2–0 Saintsport Heath
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–2 Latrobe Athletic
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–2 Colwynian Vale
Strathcona Intls 1–0 Association Ariddienne


Matchweek 10
CF Outineau 2–0 Association Ariddienne
Clayquot City 2–1 Strathcona Intls
Langlois Océanic 5–0 FC Novonaya
Challengers Cup group stage
Sporting Iturributa (ASG) 1-4 Latrobe
Océanic 3-1 Pitxi-Pitxi 77 (TEQ)
Starling (NPH) 2-1 Shearwater
Burnaby 3-3 Walston Brook (EFL)

Liga B Trophy group stage
Marketville (EUR) 0-1 NGSA Ulyanof
Saintsport 0-5 Lacédémonienne (OME)

ASC Arvika 1–0 NGSA Ulyanof
Kingstown Athletic 0–1 Burnaby SC
Colwynian Vale 0–2 Kirkenes FC
Latrobe Athletic 2–0 Hamiltonian Cambria
Saintsport Heath 1–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
Shearwater FC 2–0 CS Saint-Rémy
CF Saint-Richard 0–1 Coquitlam United


Matchweek 11
Coquitlam United 0–0 CF Outineau
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 CF Saint-Richard
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–4 Shearwater FC
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–0 Saintsport Heath
Kirkenes FC 0–0 Latrobe Athletic
Burnaby SC 1–0 Colwynian Vale
NGSA Ulyanof 0–0 Kingstown Athletic
FC Novonaya 0–1 ASC Arvika
Strathcona Intls 0–2 Langlois Océanic
Association Ariddienne 2–1 Clayquot City


Matchweek 12
“...good pressure from Kirkenes and Saintsport are hanging on for dear life. Arslan unleashes a shot! Macklin only just got a hand to that! It’s a corner to Kirkenes. Four of the five minutes of time added on are gone, this is probably going to be the last chance to get the equalizer. Evensen wasting no time... a challenge in the air, Elden was up for it for Kirkenes, but now Lindegaard hoofs it upfield for Saintsport. Is the danger over? Oh, wait a minute! Liang Wei is on that ball and takes it past Tesla! Is this... it’s a goal! Liang Wei puts it past the keeper and it’s bedlam at Admiralty Terrace! Saintsport three, Kirkenes one!”

Saintsport Heath put on an inspired performance to stun the city slickers from Kirkenes with a convincing 3-1 victory that will be remembered at Admiralty Terrace for years to come. Billed as a battle of two up-and-coming managers, Remy Holmes got the better of Natalia Rossi in this one. Amid calls for Burnaby captain Kari Zucker to get a Kelssek call-up, he showed he’s no Ruslan Demetriev as Lubruose Prape sat him down en route to scoring Latrobe’s winning goal. Meanwhile Shearwater were left frustrated and furious when a 1-0 lead at 80 minutes turned into 2-1 win for the visitors from Hamilton, thanks to a controversial VAR-awarded penalty and a vicious drilled cross by Joncis Pataiere tapped in by Ashton Houston.

Langlois Océanic 1–0 Association Ariddienne
Challengers Cup group stage
Latrobe 0-1 René Skaé (FFD)
Langtree Utd (MRC) 3-1 Océanic
Shearwater 3-0 Jinja City (BNJ)
Aleiusia Capital (ZRH) 0-2 Burnaby

Liga B Trophy group stage
NGSA Ulaynof 3-1 Aleiusia Riverside (ZRH)
Saintsport 0-1 Hawabark (BNJ)

ASC Arvika 1–2 Strathcona Intls
Kingstown Athletic 1–4 FC Novonaya
Colwynian Vale 0–2 NGSA Ulyanof
Latrobe Athletic 1–0 Burnaby SC
Saintsport Heath 3–1 Kirkenes FC
Shearwater FC 1–2 Hamiltonian Cambria
CF Saint-Richard 0–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
CF Outineau 0–0 Clayquot City
Coquitlam United 2–1 CS Saint-Rémy


Midweek highlight: Tara Kreidel’s brilliant goal-saving tackle as Shearwater goes on a romp against Jinja City
772 comments

Shearwater [3]-0 Jinja City - Lynne Crossley 83’ (first goal for Shearwater)
163 comments

NGSA remain unbeaten in the Liga B Trophy but are struggling to find goals in the KFL
241 comments

Saturday Soccer preview: Outineau travels to Saint-Remy with season at a crucial juncture for both teams
886 comments

[Hoof!] Fabio Coimbra’s form makes him a potent threat as Clayquot City set to host table-topping Océanic
446 comments

Matchweek 13
Burnaby SC 3–2 Saintsport Heath
CS Saint-Rémy 0–1 CF Outineau
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–1 Coquitlam United
Cup Winners’ Cup 1st round 1st leg
Burnaby 2-0 Malkan (ERM)

Vilitan Cove Invitational round of 16 1st leg
Quaggen (QGP) 0-2 Strathcona

Hamiltonian Cambria 0–1 CF Saint-Richard
Kirkenes FC 1–2 Shearwater FC
NGSA Ulyanof 0–1 Latrobe Athletic
FC Novonaya 3–2 Colwynian Vale
Strathcona Intls 5–2 Kingstown Athletic
Association Ariddienne 0–1 ASC Arvika
Clayquot City 2–2 Langlois Océanic


Matchweek 14
CF Outineau 1–2 Langlois Océanic
ASC Arvika 0–2 Clayquot City
Kingstown Athletic 1–4 Association Ariddienne
Colwynian Vale 0–0 Strathcona Intls
Latrobe Athletic 1–2 FC Novonaya
Cup Winners’ Cup 1st round 2nd leg
Malkan 0-1 Burnaby (0-3 agg)

Vilitan Cove Invitational round of 16 2nd leg
Strathcona 2-3 Quaggen (QGP) (4-3 agg)

Saintsport Heath 0–1 NGSA Ulyanof
Shearwater FC 2–1 Burnaby SC
CF Saint-Richard 3–1 Kirkenes FC
Coquitlam United 1–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 Mazinaw Vanorian


Matchweek 15
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Anne-Marie Roux was the talisman for FC Novonaya as she played in John Vandaele for a late goal that left Saintsport visibly deflated in a match that could easily have gone either way. That’s the fine margins at this level as Saintsport find themselves in the drop zone after they followed a win against Kirkenes with three straight one-goal losses. Roux is staking a real claim to be in Savigliane’s World Cup squad.

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Bernard Despatie had a shocker against St-Richard, and while the team in front of him certainly should have done better, two gross errors and one where blame has to be shared with Simon Boulechemin’s horrendous effort at a backpass consigned the Centurions to an embarrassing loss that puts them 7 points off the pace.


Burnaby SC 1–4 CF Saint-Richard
NGSA Ulyanof 2–2 Shearwater FC
FC Novonaya 1–0 Saintsport Heath
Challengers Cup group stage
Langmere Green (FVA) 4-1 Latrobe
Océanic 2-4 Ulsa (EUR)
Montreal (QUE) 0-0 Shearwater
Burnaby 3-0 Tropicorp (TUR)

Liga B Trophy group stage
Chenoworth Harriers (NPH) 1-0 NGSA Ulyanof
UR Town (EFL) 2-1 Saintsport

Strathcona Intls 1–2 Latrobe Athletic
Association Ariddienne 1–0 Colwynian Vale
Clayquot City 0–0 Kingstown Athletic
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–0 CF Outineau
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Kirkenes FC 3–3 Coquitlam United
Langlois Océanic 0–1 ASC Arvika


Matchweek 16
TRAVEL BUG
Shearwater are the latest team to struggle for consistency with the added burden of IFCF travel, says NSN analyst Thomas Brodif after a dispiriting loss against Novonaya.
“It’s not easy to keep up the level of play and it takes time to build a squad that can compete on two fronts. Even Burnaby is struggling a little, but them plus Latrobe and Langlois, they have more depth, quality, and experience dealing with this challenge that Shearwater don’t.”


Briana Noahsdottir was furious to have a goal chalked off by VAR, but it was the only thing missing from a performance that saw Ariddienne take the match to title contenders Latrobe and come away with a point.

HONOURS EVEN AT MAILLARDVILLE
It’s not often the downtown team enter the Battle of Burnaby as underdogs. Maiev Feidhlim scores a vital goal from the edge of the box to level the scores at 1-1. It also means Coquitlam United falls 3 points behind the league leaders Océanic.

STR 0-1 KIR
St-Rémy stymied and Kirkenes jumps back into fourth place as Marek Fifield’s well-timed run let him put the ball past Cale Shaughlin for KFC’s first win in six matches.


Latrobe Athletic 0–0 Association Ariddienne
CF Outineau 0–1 ASC Arvika
Kingstown Athletic 1–5 Langlois Océanic
Colwynian Vale 0–1 Clayquot City
Saintsport Heath 0–3 Strathcona Intls
Shearwater FC 1–4 FC Novonaya
CF Saint-Richard 2–1 NGSA Ulyanof
Coquitlam United 1–1 Burnaby SC
CS Saint-Rémy 0–1 Kirkenes FC
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–2 Hamiltonian Cambria


                           Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts
1 Langlois Océanic 16 11 2 3 31 10 +21 35
2 Coquitlam United 16 9 5 2 25 13 +12 32
3 Latrobe Athletic 16 9 4 3 22 9 +13 31
4 Kirkenes FC 16 9 2 5 26 20 +6 29
5 Clayquot City 16 8 5 3 18 12 +6 29
6 CF Outineau 16 7 5 4 15 9 +6 26
7 Burnaby SC 16 7 5 4 20 16 +4 26
8 Strathcona Intls 16 7 4 5 21 16 +5 25
9 CS Saint-Rémy 16 7 4 5 13 11 +2 25
10 Shearwater FC 16 7 3 6 25 26 −1 24
11 ASC Arvika 16 7 3 6 12 13 −1 24
12 CF Saint-Richard 16 6 3 7 16 16 0 21
13 FC Novonaya 16 6 3 7 17 20 −3 21
14 Mazinaw Vanorian 16 4 6 6 11 16 −5 18
15 Association Ariddienne 16 5 2 9 12 19 −7 17
16 Hamiltonian Cambria 16 4 3 9 13 18 −5 15
17 Kingstown Athletic 16 3 4 9 16 32 −16 13
18 NGSA Ulyanof 16 3 3 10 12 21 −9 12
19 Saintsport Heath 16 2 6 8 13 25 −12 12
20 Colwynian Vale 16 1 4 11 9 25 −16 7
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Postby Kelssek » Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:52 am

The dust has settled after a final matchday in the IFCF group stages. Burnaby scored a big win against Tropicorp, while Latrobe, Shearwater, and Océanic have advanced to the first knockout round despite getting adverse results in their own matches. All four KFL clubs progressing is a remarkable result and another strong showing for Kelssek clubs, propelling the league to a somewhat unexpected rise in the rankings. And now with the draw having taken place, they now know who they’ll face on the other side of the winter break. Latrobe probably have the best chance, up against Abanhfleft outfit Rosenpfelblatz, and Shearwater also have what looks a winnable tie against Crossroads. Burnaby are up against it with a match against the Freeport United juggernaut, and Océanic will face Farf powerhouse René Skaé. It’s worth noting too that NGSA have also advanced in the Liga B Trophy, and will face Vilitan club Makosile in the knockout stage.

Matchweek 17
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Colwynian Vale has been abject all season but the ball is round and they were well-organized to frustrate the league leaders on their home turf to come back from Langlois with a 1-1 draw and their eighth point of the season.

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CF Outineau slumped to their fifth match without a win in a poor outing in Hamilton. It’s just not working as they hoped as they seem stuck in a rut hoping Juha Terjakov and Mint Leaf with imminent returns from injury can give them back some attacking threat.


Hamiltonian Cambria 2–1 CF Outineau
Kirkenes FC 1–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
Burnaby SC 4–2 CS Saint-Rémy
Cup Winners’ Cup round of 16 1st leg
Burnaby 0-0 Lajuno (EUR)

NGSA Ulyanof 2–2 Coquitlam United
FC Novonaya 0–0 CF Saint-Richard
Strathcona Intls 1–0 Shearwater FC
Association Ariddienne 0–1 Saintsport Heath
Clayquot City 1–1 Latrobe Athletic
Langlois Océanic 1–1 Colwynian Vale
ASC Arvika 2–1 Kingstown Athletic


Matchweek 18
“A lot of the fans have already left and the visitors are still going for it! Connely had to come out to catch that, and that is the final whistle at Macquarie Docklands! It’s a big statement win for Langlois, they’ve manhandled Latrobe in front of their own fans to stay on top of the league. Latrobe fall seven points behind at the halfway mark of the season. Two rapid fire goals at the end of the first half, Kiera Weiram pulling the strings in midfield, the finishing touch from Kyshoen Nagy...”

Saintsport Heath 1–3 Clayquot City
Shearwater FC 1–0 Association Ariddienne
CF Saint-Richard 0–0 Strathcona Intls
Cup Winners’ Cup round of 16 2nd leg
Lajuno 0-2 Burnaby (0-2 agg)

Latrobe Athletic 0–3 Langlois Océanic
Coquitlam United 3–2 FC Novonaya
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 NGSA Ulyanof
Mazinaw Vanorian 1–3 Burnaby SC
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–1 Kirkenes FC
CF Outineau 0–1 Kingstown Athletic
Colwynian Vale 1–1 ASC Arvika


Matchweek 19
ROUGE-ET-BLEU STRIKE IN WAR OF THE CROWNS
No better time or way to bust a slump as CF Outineau ran riot at Exhibition Place with Mint Leaf scoring two goals and Vanda Gerô adding a third from the penalty spot. It’s Kirkenes who are now searching for some points after going winless for a third match.

A surging ASC Arvika fancied their chances against Latrobe Athletic but they ran right into a raging bounce-back instead as Erland Stromby netted a hat-trick in a 5-1 win. Player of the match Raïf Ducharne:
We know we still got a chance to keep pace with Langlois. We’ve just got to do our bit and keep chasing and keep the pressure on. It’s still on and we have to just keep going.


THEY RISE?
Don’t write off Colwynian Vale just yet. A win in a crucial six-pointer against Kingstown brings the bottom club to within four points of safety.


Burnaby SC 3–2 Hamiltonian Cambria
NGSA Ulyanof 1–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
Kirkenes FC 0–3 CF Outineau
FC Novonaya 0–3 CS Saint-Rémy
Strathcona Intls 1–1 Coquitlam United
Association Ariddienne 2–1 CF Saint-Richard
Clayquot City 0–1 Shearwater FC
Langlois Océanic 3–1 Saintsport Heath
ASC Arvika 1–5 Latrobe Athletic
Kingstown Athletic 0–1 Colwynian Vale


Coupe des Patriotes 3rd round
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Mason Karven’s extra time goal sends Kingstown through at the expense of Latrobe. While not the biggest upset of the round, it caps for a great weekend for underdogs.

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In their first season in the third division Wickham Warriors has knocked out Clayquot City after a epic 10-9 penalty shootout where both goalkeepers missing their chances wasn’t even the most noteworthy item.

SportsInfo rehonked
CF Outineau @RougeEtBleu
Manager Romain Dupuis on Coupe des Patriotes loss: “There’s no point getting a big win against your rivals and then losing to a second division team next week. We have to regain consistency and focus.”

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GOAL! ASC 1-0 Kirkenes (111’)
O tempura! O mullets! The veteran Patrice Cannonière has surely put Arvika into the next round!!

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Full time at Admiralty Terrace and Franche-Contamine has knocked out Saintsport! This would’ve been a league match not so long ago, and the Conference side really took the socially mobile upstarts down a peg here.


CF Saint-Richard 2–0 High River
Latrobe Athletic 0–0 Kingstown Athletic (0–1 AET)
Port City 1–0 CF Outineau
Clayquot City 1–1 Wickham Warriors (1–1 AET) (9–10 pen.)
CS Saint-Rémy 5–2 Bramerlea Bulldogs
Coquitlam United 1–1 FC Novonaya (1–1 AET) (3–2 pen.)
Hamiltonian Cambria 2–4 Shearwater
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–0 NGSA Ulyanof
Kananzawai 0–4 Langlois Océanic
Sitka Valley 3–3 Association Ariddienne (3–3 AET) (2–3 pen.)
North York 3–1 Llandlaff City
Saintsport Heath 0–2 Franche-Contamine
ASC Arvika 0–0 Kirkenes FC (1–0 AET)
Burnaby SC 3–2 Union Lachine
Colwynian Vale 1–5 Strathcona Internationals
Southbank Mariners 2–0 Sudbury Rangers


Matchweek 20
Océanic’s lead at the top has been cut to two points as Shearwater put their hosts under pressure and the Langlois club couldn’t quite handle it.
“Corner to Shearwater... Tara Kreidel flicks it on at the near post...! and tucked away by Fukushima! Shearwater take the lead!”
“Ethan Porter’s made a mess of that... and it’s a gift to his compatriot Coalan O’Reilly! Longhorn is scrambling but he’s not getting there in time, and surely that settles it! 4-2 to Shearwater!

That means Coquitlam’s win against Association Ariddienne yesterday puts them two points off in second place. Burnaby win at home in the Anglian Derby to stay in fourth place, with double rivalry implications as it means Kirkenes are overtaken by Outineau who move up to ninth place thanks to Mint Leaf’s winner against basement-dwellers Colwynian Vale. At the bottom of the table, Saintsport’s draw in Arvika moves them out of the relegation zone and NGSA Ulyanof were humiliated at home by a merciless Hamiltonian Cambria, who you have to say did not seem to be in the form to be handing out smackdowns like that either.

Clayquot City 3–2 CF Saint-Richard
Association Ariddienne 0–1 Coquitlam United
Strathcona Intls 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Cup Winners’ Cup quarterfinal 1st leg
Burnaby 1-1 Raynor City Utd (VAL)

Vilitan Cove Invitational quarterfinal 1st leg
Straightdale (VAL) 2-2 Strathcona

FC Novonaya 1–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
NGSA Ulyanof 0–7 Hamiltonian Cambria
Burnaby SC 1–0 Kirkenes FC
CF Outineau 1–0 Colwynian Vale
Kingstown Athletic 1–2 Latrobe Athletic
ASC Arvika 1–1 Saintsport Heath
Langlois Océanic 2–4 Shearwater FC


Burnaby are clawing their way up their table but becoming the first Kelssek club to reach an international semifinal might be a bridge too far. There’s still everything to play for as Tios Pórmel Mufes scored the equalizer against Raynor City United, but the Vanorian giants have an away goal and an away win in the second leg is a huge ask.

Matchweek 21

[OptiBob] With 12 GA, NGSA Ulyanof has conceded as many goals in two weeks as Colwynian Vale have scored all season. :smilingpoop:

CS Saint-Rémy has 5 straight wins in all competitions since fans voted no confidence in the board of directors. They are now in an IFCF spot.

After a Player of the Match performance in the win against Clayquot, Coquitlam midfielder Alex Bronson has also been named Player of the Month.

Saintsport [2]-0 Kingstown: Auðbjörg Bjørnsdóttir sits down Casey Miller and puts his team 3 points clear of the drop zone.


Burnaby SC 2–1 CF Outineau
Kirkenes FC 5–1 NGSA Ulyanof
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–0 FC Novonaya
Cup Winners’ Cup quarterfinals 2nd leg
Raynor City Utd 3-1 Burnaby (4-1 agg)

Vilitan Cove Invitational quarterfinal 2nd leg
Strathcona 1-0 Straightdale (3-2 agg)

Mazinaw Vanorian 2–2 Strathcona Intls
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 Association Ariddienne
Coquitlam United 2–1 Clayquot City
CF Saint-Richard 0–1 Langlois Océanic
Shearwater FC 2–1 ASC Arvika
Saintsport Heath 2–0 Kingstown Athletic
Latrobe Athletic 0–0 Colwynian Vale


Matchweek 22
CAPTAIN’S PICK
CF Outineau captain Ashley Douglass snipes the far post for an important victory against Latrobe that keeps the Rouge-et-bleu 4 points off the race for fifth.
STUFF OF NIGHTMARES
Langlois’s Dylan Patterson deflects Luo Dan’s shot past his own keeper for Coquitlam’s winning goal in the top of the table clash which moves the Easties into first place.
TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK
Raizen Saikyomono and Fabio Coimbra combine for Clayquot’s second goal, moving them into the last Challengers Cup spot.
I’M IN DANGER
A shocking defensive effort ad Saintsport takes a body blow in the relegation battle while Colwynian Vale move off the bottom for the first time in... they’re off the bottom.


CF Outineau 1–0 Latrobe Athletic
Colwynian Vale 5–2 Saintsport Heath
Kingstown Athletic 0–2 Shearwater FC
ASC Arvika 1–0 CF Saint-Richard
Langlois Océanic 0–1 Coquitlam United
Clayquot City 2–0 CS Saint-Rémy
Association Ariddienne 0–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
Strathcona Intls 3–2 Hamiltonian Cambria
FC Novonaya 1–4 Kirkenes FC
NGSA Ulyanof 0–1 Burnaby SC


Coupe des Patriotes 4th round
Strathcona Intls 6–2 Association Ariddienne
Port City 2–1 Franche-Contamine
Coquitlam United 0–2 Shearwater
Southbank Mariners 0–3 CF Saint-Richard
Wickham Warriors 0–2 CS Saint-Rémy
Kingstown Athletic 1–2 Langlois Océanic
Burnaby SC 4–1 ASC Arvika
North York 1–2 Mazinaw Vanorian


Matchweek 23
NGSA Ulyanof 1–3 CF Outineau
Burnaby SC 1–0 FC Novonaya
Challengers Cup First knockout round 1st leg
Shearwater 1-2 Crossroads (CMT)
Burnaby 3-2 Freeport Utd (FPT)
Latrobe Ath 1-1 Rosenpfelblatz City (AFT)
Océanic CF 0-1 René Skaé (FFD)

Liga B Trophy round of 16 1st leg
Makosile (VIL) 1-1 NGSA Ulyanof

Kirkenes FC 1–1 Strathcona Intls
Hamiltonian Cambria 2–0 Association Ariddienne
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–1 Clayquot City

CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 Langlois Océanic
Coquitlam United 1–3 ASC Arvika
CF Saint-Richard 2–3 Kingstown Athletic
Shearwater FC 1–1 Colwynian Vale
Saintsport Heath 0–0 Latrobe Athletic

FT: Burnaby 3-2 Freeport Utd
“...in our NSN studio, live at Stadium Konoha. This has been a big week for Burnaby.”
“It has, and you couldn’t have asked for a better spectacle for the fans. It’s an important advantage to take against a Freeport side that has been a big force in the IFCF tournaments these past few years. A really big win and a real feather in the cap for this side.”
“A big statement, would you say, after a weekend in which Burnaby also moved into first place in the league table? After having been written off all year?”
“Well, fairly so. Thamior Liadon is a big loss and it was clear that they’d gotten used to having him in the side, and it takes time to adapt to moving a player of that quality, but it’s a testament to the club that they’ve moved past that, they’ve made the adjustments they needed to make, and now it looks like they’re firing on all cylinders.”
“Well then here’s the big question, are they now Kelssek’s best hope?”
“Oh definitely. It’s a shame that we’re looking at four teams making the knockout phase for the first time and suddenly three of them are on the ropes a bit. Latrobe, very disappointing and they’ve given up advantage tonight. Difficult away leg in Abanhfleft, that’s a powerhouse you can’t count out. Langlois, as good as gone unfortunately, can’t see them getting two goals in Farfadillis. Shearwater, on paper you think that’s winnable but this is a team that’s also been up and down all year. I wouldn’t have bet on Burnaby being the only Kelssek team to win tonight, but here we are.”

Matchweek 24
Coquitlam have let it slip in an intra-provincial tie, this time they really seemed to underestimate Kingstown but any time you relax too much against a desperate team, they can step up and do some damage. Louis Kulevic got the winner 4 minutes into the match. That allowed Langlois to move back into second place on the strength of a convincing 2-0 win against Mazinaw, while Burnaby added a point to their lead, edging Strathcona with the help of a controversial penalty.

Strathcona Intls 2–3 Burnaby SC
FC Novonaya 1–2 NGSA Ulyanof
Challengers Cup First knockout round 2nd leg
Crossroads 0-1 Shearwater (2-2 agg)
Crossroads wins on away goals

Freeport Utd 1-3 Burnaby (3-6 agg)
Rosenpfelblatz City 2-3 Latrobe Ath (3-4 agg)
René Skaé 3-1 Océanic CF (4-1 agg)

Liga B Trophy round of 16 2nd leg
NGSA Ulyanof 3-0 Makosile (4-1 agg)

CF Outineau 2–0 Saintsport Heath
Latrobe Athletic 1–0 Shearwater FC
Colwynian Vale 0–0 CF Saint-Richard
Kingstown Athletic 1–0 Coquitlam United
ASC Arvika 1–0 CS Saint-Rémy
Langlois Océanic 2–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
Clayquot City 1–0 Hamiltonian Cambria
Association Ariddienne 0–0 Kirkenes FC


The highly anticipated match was Burnaby travelling to Freeport to see if they could hold on to their lead from the home leg. But what was billed as a tough encounter that would set down a marker for Kelssek league football turned into a surprising romp with Burnaby going 2-0 up after 15 minutes. As Pierre Vasseur’s tap-in off Zucker’s through ball negated the away goals and put the Centurions into a commanding lead, the smart move would have been to switch the channel to the thriller in Rosenpfleblatz. Twice the home team took the lead, but Latrobe were simply not going to be denied. Latrobe were set to advance on away goals but then Raïf Ducharne made sure and nodded in the winner. Shearwater won only a moral victory and René Skaé prevailed as predicted, so it’s Burnaby and Latrobe left as Kelssek’s representatives in the last 16 – a highly creditable showing no matter how it ends.

Matchweek 25
FC Novonaya 3–2 CF Outineau
NGSA Ulyanof 1–3 Strathcona Intls
Burnaby SC 4–0 Association Ariddienne
Kirkenes FC 0–2 Clayquot City
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–1 Langlois Océanic
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–1 ASC Arvika
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 Kingstown Athletic
Coquitlam United 1–0 Colwynian Vale
CF Saint-Richard 0–1 Latrobe Athletic
Shearwater FC 2–4 Saintsport Heath


                           Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts
1 Burnaby SC 25 16 5 4 42 24 +18 53
2 Langlois Océanic 25 16 3 6 44 18 +26 51
3 Coquitlam United 25 14 7 4 37 23 +14 49
4 Latrobe Athletic 25 13 7 5 32 16 +16 46
5 Clayquot City 25 13 6 6 32 21 +11 45
6 CS Saint-Rémy 25 13 4 8 23 18 +5 43
7 CF Outineau 25 12 5 8 29 18 +11 41
8 ASC Arvika 25 12 5 8 24 24 0 41
9 Shearwater FC 25 12 4 9 38 36 +2 40
10 Kirkenes FC 25 11 6 8 38 31 +7 39
11 Strathcona Intls 25 10 8 7 34 27 +7 38
12 Hamiltonian Cambria 25 8 4 13 30 28 +2 28
13 FC Novonaya 25 8 4 13 25 36 −11 28
14 Mazinaw Vanorian 25 6 9 10 19 28 −9 27
15 CF Saint-Richard 25 6 6 13 21 27 −6 24
16 Saintsport Heath 25 5 8 12 25 41 −16 23
17 Kingstown Athletic 25 6 4 15 23 44 −21 22
18 Association Ariddienne 25 6 3 16 14 31 −17 21
19 Colwynian Vale 25 3 9 13 18 32 −14 18
20 NGSA Ulyanof 25 4 5 16 20 45 −25 17
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Matchweek 26
Clayquot vs. Burnaby
“Coimbra now! And Fabio Coimbra makes no mistake! Two nil to Clayquot and Burnaby look all out of ideas!… This is really poor from the league leaders.”

“Jansson… Echehun... Clayquot content to play pig in the middle with the Burnaby midfielders here. Lyndon Haynes is going to take a run down the left wing… and Sigrun Holgersdottir heads in a third goal!! It’s all Clayquot now, it’s been all Clayquot this match, and that will be the cherry on top. They’ll move four points ahead of Saint-Remy and keep a firm grip of fifth in the Challengers Cup chase.”
* * *
Oceanic vs. Kirkenes
“...with Burnaby’s loss earlier today this could be the big opportunity for Langlois. And here’s Keira Weiram looking for an early opportunity!... finds Wang Yuan!!... What a great ball that was, and Océanic waste no time! Two minutes in and they have the lead!”

“Markowski knocks it back... GOAL! It’s Nurullah Arslan with the cleanest of strikes from the edge of the box!! And the crowd at the Pacifique can’t quite believe this! Three goals in seven minutes for Kirkenes! Natalia Rossi certainly likes what she sees. They’re not where they’d like to be in the table, but they certainly got it done against a title challenger today...”

“And that will complete a marvellous away win for Kirkenes. Their top five hopes are still alive and they look like they’re going to be a real threat down the stretch. Langlois had a chance to take the top spot for themselves today and they have completely bungled it!”

★ Top comment
spin_bootle honkd – 3h ago
Oh FFS after we go through all that Burnaby ends up top of #KFL still?? Seriously???

CF Outineau 0–1 Shearwater FC
Saintsport Heath 0–2 CF Saint-Richard
Latrobe Athletic 4–1 Coquitlam United
Clayquot City 3–0 Burnaby SC
Association Ariddienne 3–1 NGSA Ulyanof
Strathcona Intls 1–0 FC Novonaya
Colwynian Vale 1–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Kingstown Athletic 1–3 Mazinaw Vanorian
ASC Arvika 0–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
Langlois Océanic 1–4 Kirkenes FC


Matchweek 27
Important win for Burnaby, and a huge loss for Oceanic in the top-of-the-table clash. And a loss that turned out to have huge ramifications when Latrobe and Coquitlam both won their Sunday matches in results that left Oceanic in fourth place. With 11 matches to go, Burnaby are four points clear at the top and dreaming about a third straight championship. In the race for IFCF spots, Kirkenes and Shearwater are keeping pace with Clayquot five points ahead of them as all three clubs recorded wins.

NGSA Ulyanof 0–2 Clayquot City
Challengers Cup Round of 16 1st leg
Latrobe Ath 2-1 Admiral Storevik (SVJ)
Burnaby 2-1 Rülândéá Kôstä (FFD)

Liga B Trophy round of 16 1st leg
NGSA Ulyanof 2-4 UR Town (EFL)

Burnaby SC 3–1 Langlois Océanic
Kirkenes FC 1–0 ASC Arvika
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–1 Kingstown Athletic
Strathcona Intls 0–2 CF Outineau
FC Novonaya 0–0 Association Ariddienne
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–0 Colwynian Vale
CS Saint-Rémy 0–3 Latrobe Athletic
Coquitlam United 3–1 Saintsport Heath
CF Saint-Richard 0–2 Shearwater FC


Matchweek 28
CF Outineau 1–0 CF Saint-Richard
Challengers Cup Round of 16 2nd leg
Admiral Storevik (SVJ) 2-3 Latrobe Ath (aet; 3-5 agg)
Rülândéá Kôstä (FFD) 3-1 Burnaby (4-3 agg)

Liga B Trophy round of 16 2nd leg
UR Town 2-0 NGSA Ulyanof (6-2 agg)

Shearwater FC 1–1 Coquitlam United
Saintsport Heath 1–0 CS Saint-Rémy
Latrobe Athletic 1–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
Colwynian Vale 0–0 Hamiltonian Cambria
Kingstown Athletic 2–4 Kirkenes FC
ASC Arvika 1–0 Burnaby SC
Langlois Océanic 1–0 NGSA Ulyanof
Clayquot City 2–0 FC Novonaya
Association Ariddienne 2–1 Strathcona Intls


“And we all know that they faced a really strong opponent today but is Burnaby starting to run out of steam? They’ve played so many more matches with the Cup Winners’ Cup and the Challengers Cup at the same time, all that travel, they’ve got a big squad but they looked really tired the last couple matches, didn’t they?”
“Well, they’re out of them both now and this could be a blessing in disguise. Let’s face it, they weren’t going to go all the way, no Kelssek team has really got a shot at the Challengers Cup. So they can bow out, and put their energy into the title defence, and well, Latrobe’s still in and we’ll just see what’s going to happen.”
“Or alternately, Latrobe showed some real class to win in Storevik. And that could be a boost to them. Now they’ll have at least another overseas trip to make, but one point behind, I wouldn’t write them off. It’s so tight at the top of the table now, three points between first and fifth… Langlois, Clayquot, Coquitlam, all breathing down each others’ necks. Intense pressure going forward.”

Matchweek 29
Radio commentary, Burnaby vs. Kingstown
“Élliot Hébert trying to run out the clock here... he’s tried to hold it in the corner but it’s... out for a throw-in to Burnaby...time for one more attempt on Dimitrije Azar’s goal maybe? Buené wasting no time here. It’s launched forward to Yonte!... Kiddow wins that header for Kingstown. They need this point, three points behind Saintsport in the relegation fight! [whistle sounds] And they’ll get it! It’s finished 1-1, and a result that means Burnaby drops to second on goal difference!”
“Full credit to Kingstown but Burnaby have been poor today. Could not find that spark on the attack, conceding on a set piece, and they’ve dropped a vital two points here.”

CS Saint-Rémy 3–4 Shearwater FC
Coquitlam United 1–0 CF Saint-Richard
FC Novonaya 1–3 Langlois Océanic
NGSA Ulyanof 0–0 ASC Arvika
Burnaby SC 1–1 Kingstown Athletic
Kirkenes FC 3–1 Colwynian Vale
Association Ariddienne 1–0 CF Outineau
Strathcona Intls 2–1 Clayquot City
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–0 Latrobe Athletic
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–2 Saintsport Heath


Matchweek 30

Evensen slips and skies a penalty vs. Latrobe
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KIN [2]-1 NGU - Kuelvic’s goal puts NGSA on the brink of relegation
112 comments

Oceanic [1]-0 Strathcona: Yusupov o.g., chips Laurel Tinker-Witt with a truly horrific back-pass
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Angry NGSA fan blames Liga B Trophy for team’s tired performances: ‘We should have just thrown the ****ing games. League is more important.’
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[OptiBob] NGSA travelled 48,573km more than Kingstown this season. Journey.
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Pressure builds on Dupuis as Coquitlam’s win makes IFCF football a distant dream for Outineau
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CF Outineau 1–2 Coquitlam United
Coupe des Patriotes quarterfinals
Shearwater 1–1 Strathcona Internationals (1–1 AET) (4–2 pen.)
Langlois Océanic 3–2 Burnaby SC
CS Saint-Rémy 2–3 CF Saint-Richard
Mazinaw Vanorian 1–0 Port City

CF Saint-Richard 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Shearwater FC 3–2 Mazinaw Vanorian
Saintsport Heath 0–0 Hamiltonian Cambria
Latrobe Athletic 0–0 Kirkenes FC
Colwynian Vale 1–2 Burnaby SC
Kingstown Athletic 2–1 NGSA Ulyanof
ASC Arvika 0–0 FC Novonaya
Langlois Océanic 3–1 Strathcona Intls
Clayquot City 2–0 Association Ariddienne

Highlights now from the Patriotes Cup... The teams are separated by goal difference in the league, and what a time for Oceanic and Burnaby to meet in the cup. Nine minutes in Langlois took the lead as Steve Longhorn throws it towards Kathy Eowins, finds Kyoshen Nagy who slips it to Wang Yuan and just like that it’s one-nil. Then on 32 minutes it’s Zilar Galharretborde who volleys it in from Ethan Porter’s cross to make it a two-goal lead as the home fans at Stade de la Pacifique get wild. Burnaby fights back and two minutes from half time Pierre Vasseur with a pass that goes through Dylan Patterson’s legs and it’s a peach of a finish from Maiev Feldhlim. Second half and it’s Kiera Weiram who gets that head on a free kick to make it 3-1 Oceanic... but Burnaby come right back and Kari Zücker is first to a loose ball in the penalty box to make it 3-2. And then it’s a bad turn of events for Minerva Emond, the substitute sent on at the 72nd minute to help get an equalizer but ten minutes later a desperate two-footed tackle on Kiera Weiram and Emond is sent off. That about does it for Burnaby and they’ll need to pick themselves up after this one. It finishes 3-2 and Langlois will travel to Breton to meet Shearwater in the semifinal.

Matchweek 31
[size=90]Clayquot City 1–1 CF Outineau
Association Ariddienne 1–1 Langlois Océanic
Strathcona Intls 1–1 ASC Arvika
FC Novonaya 1–2 Kingstown Athletic
NGSA Ulyanof 1–0 Colwynian Vale
Burnaby SC 1–0 Latrobe Athletic
Kirkenes FC 1–1 Saintsport Heath
Hamiltonian Cambria 2–0 Shearwater FC
Mazinaw Vanorian 1–0 CF Saint-Richard
CS Saint-Rémy 2–1 Coquitlam United


Matchweek 32
LOAN INTEREST
Carsby’s on-loan teenager Ronen Bryan notches his tenth goal of the season as Ariddienne takes the win in Arvika.
SHOCKER IN SAINTSPORT
Burnaby doesn’t take their chances, but Colton Wynter pops up to score the winner and stun the league leaders
FT: OCE 1-1 CLA
Oceanic will be frustrated to be held 1-1 against ten-player Clayquot, missing a chance to go top. As it is, they’ve cut Burnaby’s lead to one point.

CENTAURS ENDANGERED
After seven matches without a win, FC Novonaya have slid into the relegation battle after losing twice in a row to teams in the bottom three. NSN’s Thomas Brodif:
They’ve been far too reliant on Anne-Marie Roux and this is what happens when you have one player carrying the entire team, when she starts to go off form, other teams know they can shut you down by focusing on her. There’s ten other passengers who need to be players.


LE MINT
Mint Leaf stakes a further claim to be the signing of the season for CF Outineau as the midfielder’s pace and determination powered the Rouge-et-bleu to an important intraprovincial win against Saint-Rémy.

KIRKENES SINKS IN SHEARWATER GALE
Windy conditions probably favoured the home side as Brion Steinno and helped Shearwater climb over Kirkenes in a 6th-vs-7th contest. They’re now one point behind Latrobe in the push for the IFCF spots.


Coquitlam United 0–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
Challengers Cup quarterfinals 1st leg
Aleiusia Capital (ZRH) 0-1 Latrobe

CF Saint-Richard 2–2 Hamiltonian Cambria
Shearwater FC 3–1 Kirkenes FC
Saintsport Heath 1–0 Burnaby SC
Latrobe Athletic 0–0 NGSA Ulyanof
Colwynian Vale 1–0 FC Novonaya
CF Outineau 2–0 CS Saint-Rémy
Kingstown Athletic 0–2 Strathcona Intls
ASC Arvika 0–1 Association Ariddienne
Langlois Océanic 1–1 Clayquot City


Matchweek 33
Langlois Océanic 1–1 CF Outineau
Challengers Cup quarterfinals 2nd leg
Latrobe 0-1 Aleiusia Capital (1-1 agg; 2-4 pens)

Clayquot City 1–1 ASC Arvika
Association Ariddienne 2–0 Kingstown Athletic
Strathcona Intls 2–1 Colwynian Vale
FC Novonaya 1–0 Latrobe Athletic
NGSA Ulyanof 0–2 Saintsport Heath
Burnaby SC 0–1 Shearwater FC
Kirkenes FC 0–1 CF Saint-Richard
Hamiltonian Cambria 2–2 Coquitlam United
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy


“...and the task falls to Lubruose Prape, the winger from Tioguldos can send Latrobe into the semifinals... IT’S IN! No mistake! Latrobe can dare to dream! They’ll go where no Kelssek club has gone before, they are heading into the final four of the Challengers Cup!”
“A big show of character and resilience. To concede a crucial goal at home but they responded by bouncing back. They pinned Aleiusia back for the best part of an hour and didn’t get frustrated when Earl Wilson pulled off not one but two remarkable saves to deny them the vital goal. Now to come through in this pressure situation, it’s a big step for this club.”


Matchweek 34
Latrobe vs. Strathcona, 90:00 + 0:42
“I think it’s more the emotions, of coming through that big match just three days ago, it’s a lot to deal with mentally. And it was a hard match physically too, 120 minutes of football, no surprise they’ve fallen away late in this match.”
“And it could get even worse for Latrobe here as Lynne Crossley breaks through on the right wing! She slips it to Rukavina!!... Who completes the hat trick! Strathcona are 4-0 up and it’s back down to earth for Latrobe!”
“And if Clayquot wins tomorrow they’ll be six points behind in 6th place. This could mean they’re out of IFCF football next season. Unless they win the Challengers Cup of course. Now wouldn’t that be something.”


St-Richard vs. Burnaby, 76:49
“This is good from Buené... Vasseur unmarked!!... and Pierre Vasseur can’t believe he’s missed that! He’s sliced it wide, it’s come off his shin I think... And St-Richard are clinging on to this draw with 11 minutes to go.”
“That kind of sums it up, it’s been poor from Burnaby, it really has. They have to know that this is a run that’s going to define their season. To go three matches without a win at this stage, you’re throwing it away. They’ll only have themselves to blame.”


ASC Arvika vs. Océanic, 58:30
“And Patterson will jog back to reclaim Weaver’s clearance. ASC holding out well here, but for how much longer? Weiram... and again, Arvika players surrounding the Océanic captain and forcing her to give up the ball. There’s a foul by Vasiliadis... Océanic with a free kick 40 yards from goal. Danny Flint looking at his bench thinking who to sub on perhaps? Turunc is up for it... the ball’s picked up by Nagy. Oh, and Bavgainykhu just got a hand to it... and... it’s a goal! Oshiro tried to block it, the keeper was wrong footed by the deflection, still got a hand to it, and it ends up trickling over line! And it had to be something like that to beat Bavgainykhu today...”
“It’s the thirteenth shot on target from Oceanic, they finally squeeze one in. A brave effort from ASC but I can’t see them getting back into this one now. They know what’s on the line, this is their chance to move ahead of Burnaby at the top. This could be the big moment for the Langlois club.”


CF Outineau 1–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
CS Saint-Rémy 3–3 Hamiltonian Cambria
Coquitlam United 2–0 Kirkenes FC
Coupe des Patriotes semifinals
CF Saint-Richard 0–2 Mazinaw Vanorian
Shearwater 0–1 Langlois Océanic

CF Saint-Richard 1–1 Burnaby SC
Shearwater FC 4–2 NGSA Ulyanof
Saintsport Heath 3–1 FC Novonaya
Latrobe Athletic 0–4 Strathcona Intls
Colwynian Vale 0–0 Association Ariddienne
Kingstown Athletic 0–0 Clayquot City
ASC Arvika 0–1 Langlois Océanic


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SportsInfo @SportsInfo
Shearwater’s Coalan O’Reilly reacts to their semifinal loss: “It’s a bitter pill to swallow, yeah. I thought we were the better team today and this was our chance at a trophy.” #SHEOCE

Football Kelssek @FootballKSK
The 15th Coupe des Patriotes final will feature Océanic CF vs. Mazinaw Vanorian at Millennium Park in Redswyth.

SportsInfo @SportsInfo
GOAL! 1-0 to Océanic (Galharretborde 83’). Shearwater can’t entirely clear a corner and it comes right back at them. Atsushi Ryu is fresh off the bench and with his first touch stands it up at the far post for a simple header into the net.

SportsInfo @SportsInfo
Big chance for Shearwater as no one picks up Muur’s run into the box but the full-back rings it off the crossbar. #SHEOCE

SportsInfo @SportsInfo
GOAL! Mazinaw 2-0 St-Richard (Bella 25’). Alessandro Bella is in the right spot to scoop up a rebound and squeezes it into the net from a tight angle.

Mazinaw Vanorian FC @MVFC_Official rehonkd
With all respect, this is complete utter disrespect and also your dog is ugly.
Thomas Brodif @ThomasBrodifNSN
With all respect to Mazinaw and St-Richard, Shearwater vs. Oceanic is effectively the final.


Matchweek 35
SportsInfo @SportsInfo honkd
NGSA Ulyanof have been relegated from the KFL Championship


LAST GASP – Easties captain Kassel Pokorny looks on as Burnaby players greet their fans after their derby victory. Coquitlam’s title hopes are fading after a high-octane 5-3 loss in Battle of Burnaby put them four points off in third place.

KINGSTOWN THROWS A WRENCH IN IT
The club from the Konohan capital have been unfancied disrupters to the efforts of teams at the top of the table and they did their big city rivals Burnaby a big favour by holding Langlois to a 1-1 draw. Of course there’s the small matter of avoiding relegation here as they’re still two points behind Novonaya in the last safe spot.

STALEMATE AT KANARD PARK
Colwynian stays alive for now, could Clayquot rue not making their chances pay? Colwynian Vale forward Mason Karven:
I think we’re the ones who could have won it to be honest. There’s tight margins and a lot of people wrote us off at the start of the year but I think we’ve shown we belong in this league. It’s not over until it’s over.

HOME FOR HOLMES
Saintsport manager Remy Holmes hails the travelling fans after a gutsy win against Strathcona, thanks to a goal in the 6th minute from Auðbjörg Bjørnsdóttir, ensured the club will stay in the top flight. This is the first time in the club’s history they’ll be in the first division for consecutive seasons.


Association Ariddienne 1–1 Latrobe Athletic
Challengers Cup semifinals 1st leg
Rülândéá Kôstä (FFD) 2-5 Latrobe

Strathcona Intls 0–1 Saintsport Heath
FC Novonaya 1–1 Shearwater FC
NGSA Ulyanof 0–3 CF Saint-Richard
Burnaby SC 5–3 Coquitlam United
Kirkenes FC 2–2 CS Saint-Rémy
Hamiltonian Cambria 2–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
ASC Arvika 0–2 CF Outineau
Langlois Océanic 1–1 Kingstown Athletic
Clayquot City 0–0 Colwynian Vale


Rülândéá Kôstä vs. Latrobe, 44:03
“That’s a great ball from Valentijn Doorwouds! Urquhart has to pick the right option here. He slides it through to Stromby…! Who puts it past the keeper with a flourish!! It’s a second goal for Erland Stromby! Latrobe have caught Rülândéá Kôstä on the break with a well-executed move that has Latrobe with one foot in the Challengers Cup final!”

Matchweek 36
COLWYNIAN VALE RELEGATED
Goalkeeper Marcus Aureleus is despondent as the final whistle sounds. There’s many ways to bow out of the Championship and this must be one of the harshest ways: a 5-1 thrashing by the league leaders. They’ve had a faint hope of keeping pace with Saint-Richard the last few weeks but now they’ve simply run out of road.

CSSR 1-0 BURNABY
“Regnault to de Saintyon!” The Oberour ar Moro connection has struck again, and struck a massive blow to Burnaby’s chance of a third straight title!

VANARDIAN RAID
CF St-Richard has lost it all in the final ten minutes as Anne-Marie Roux and Ludovicus Dagnesses score in quick succession. This means FC Novonaya need just one point from the last two matches to guarantee safety from relegation.

KIRKENES STONEWALLED IN MAZINAW
Kirkenes FC’s Conan Markowski punches the turf in frustration as he can’t get to a cross from Amund Evensen. A scoreless draw against Mazinaw means they cannot finish higher than 6th, while Vanorian will be content with a strong defensive effort – just what they’ll need in the Cup final.

LATROBE CANNONS FIZZLE
The Battle of Etnier ends scoreless – this suits Clayquot, but needing to make up 5 points in two matches, Latrobe are going to have to win the Challengers Cup if they want to play in it next year.


Colwynian Vale 1–5 Langlois Océanic
Challengers Cup semifinals 2nd leg
Latrobe 1-1 Rülândéá Kôstä (6-3 agg)

Kingstown Athletic 0–1 ASC Arvika
CF Outineau 2–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–0 Kirkenes FC
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 Burnaby SC
Coquitlam United 1–1 NGSA Ulyanof
CF Saint-Richard 0–2 FC Novonaya
Shearwater FC 0–1 Strathcona Intls
Saintsport Heath 0–0 Association Ariddienne
Latrobe Athletic 0–0 Clayquot City


Matchweek 37
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Laishram after Océanic’s loss to Shearwater: “It’s just not good enough. There are some players here who don’t belong on a team that’s supposed to be gunning for trophies. If they aren’t willing to do what it takes for the club they’ve got to move on.”

CAPTAIN TO CAPTAIN
Mazinaw Vanorian’s Ivo Ilev consoles Burnaby captain Kari Zücker after a 2-0 win that handed the title to Océanic. A home loss is a galling way to hand over the crown.

OCÉANIC CLUB DE FOOTBALL LANGLOIS WINS THE KFL CHAMPIONSHIP!
Océanic claims their eighth title, and wins the league for the first time in nine years. They’ve dethroned Burnaby and now have a chance to go for the double too.

BURNABY LOSES IT AT HOME
Final whistle blows and Mazinaw has come to Stadium Konoha and stolen a 2-0 victory! Which means...

DOWN AND OUT
Louis Kuelvic holds his head after missing a chance to equalize against ASC Arvika – Kingstown are now effectively relegated.


NGSA Ulyanof 3–3 CS Saint-Rémy
Kirkenes FC 1–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
Kingstown Athletic 0–3 CF Outineau
ASC Arvika 0–0 Colwynian Vale
Langlois Océanic 1–0 Latrobe Athletic
Clayquot City 2–2 Saintsport Heath
Association Ariddienne 1–0 Shearwater FC
Strathcona Intls 2–0 CF Saint-Richard
Burnaby SC 0–2 Mazinaw Vanorian
FC Novonaya 0–1 Coquitlam United


Matchweek 38
SportsInfo @SportsInfo – 4d ago
Océanic CF have appealed for calm after former player Pierre-Louis Laishram was subject to “heaps of taunting and abuse” on social media after they clinched the KFL title


1 Langlois Océanic         37   22   7   8    64   32  +32    73 C/CL
2 Burnaby SC 37 20 7 10 55 40 +15 67
3 Coquitlam United 37 19 10 8 55 41 +14 67
4 CF Outineau 37 19 7 11 45 25 +20 64
5 Clayquot City 37 17 13 7 47 28 +19 64
6 Shearwater FC 37 19 6 12 58 50 +8 63
The title is heading to Langlois, but who will join them in the Champions League? Any of the top five could theoretically make it. And two of them could lose it all today: both Outineau and Clayquot could let it slip if they drop points today. CFO ends the season hosting the War of the Crowns against Kirkenes. Shearwater and Clayquot will duke it out directly: a draw would do for Clayquot and maybe for them both, but a win for Shearwater would guarantee IFCF football for them. Burnaby’s form has been poor and they need to pick themselves up against an eminently beatable Hamiltonian to ensure a tilt at the Champions League, and simply match or do better than whatever their derby rivals Coquitlam manage against Strathcona Internationals.

Meanwhile, at the bottom of the table...
17 CF Saint-Richard         37    9   8  20    30   40  −10    35
18 Kingstown Athletic 37 8 8 21 33 64 −31 32
19 Colwynian Vale 37 4 15 18 24 46 −22 27 R
20 NGSA Ulyanof 37 5 9 23 29 66 −37 24 R
Technically St-Richard aren’t safe. But there would need to be some kind of incredible calamity that somehow also lets Kingstown make up a 21-goal deficit for their positions to be reversed. Anyway, let’s gooooo.

Kickoff everywhere except Outineau, where a 30-minute delay to kickoff has been announced after clashes between opposing supporters outside the stadium. Tear gas has been fired and arrests have been made, and videos of Kirkenes fans doing fascist salutes and one of them getting glassed are circulating on the internet.
3’ HAM 0-0 BUR Burnaby thought they’d scored 43 seconds in and it was a lovely finish by Aaron Karushige, but after forensic VAR examination it’s been chalked off as Maiev Feldhlim was offside by a toenail.
7’ SRE 1-0 NOV Denig Regnault puts St-Rémy into the lead after intercepting a shockingly bad goal kick by Nathan Meeks.
8’ CWY 1-0 KIN Mason Karven notches his 13th of the season. Had things gone a little differently this would have been a massive goal for Colwynian and this would have been the ultimate relegation deathmatch.
15’ SHE 0-0 CLA Clayquot have started the match with a kitchen-sink approach and nearly get the just reward for their dominance when Fabio Coimbra latches on to a rebound, but Tara Kreidel scrambles to block the shot on the goal line.
23’ COQ 0-0 STR Strathcona are down to ten as Zaamil Abed-Louis has been sent off after responding to a meaty tackle from Alex Bronson (the Xannerian has also been booked) by stamping on Bronson’s ankle.
27’ MAZ 0-1 NGU NGSA gets the opening goal through Girolamo Alcides. That could at least help them not finish last. For their part Mazinaw won’t care much about making it a mediocre rather than poor league position as they have the Cup final next weekend.
1’ CFO v KIR Kickoff at last. In reference to the incident outside Outineau’s Stade Olympique, Greg Martin on TV12 has said that it’s “mostly hockey and rugby fans taking their rivalries into football, it’s sad to see this tribal stuff leaching over from the working class sports”. There are maybe worse takes out there but that’s a pretty bad one, Greg.
38’ LAT 0-1 ASC Arvika get a penalty when Abdur Rahman Heather is fouled jumping for a corner. Tetsuya Watanabe tucks it away. Latrobe’s hearts really don’t seem to be in this one, there’s nothing really to play for and they’ve got a much bigger match coming up.
45+1’ COQ 1-0 STR Coquitlam stakes their claim on second place on the stroke of half time! A defensive error as two defenders converge on Dusty Clement, leaving Luo Dan unmarked, and when Alex Bronson’s through ball finds him the Yuezhou forward makes no mistake.
Half time except in Outineau Burnaby really needs a win and goal difference and goals for are potentially big factors deciding the second Champions League place.
18’ CFO 1-0 KIR Vanda Gerô opens the scoring for Outineau! A composed finish after Ego Giles dribbled into the box and squared it to the Pasargan striker.
Second halves are underway Of note, Alex Bronson has been substituted, suggesting that ankle might be pretty sore.
38’ CFO 1-1 KIR Kirkenes levels the scores from the boot of Lysander Brandis.
49’ HAM 0-0 BUR Burnaby were getting all the possession but a too-casual pass in midfield and Ashton Houston nearly puts Hamiltonian ahead. Bernard Despatie was inch-perfect to stop the breakaway.
54’ SRI 0-1 AAR Ariddia-born Samuel Hamonua celebrates his 19th birthday by opening the scoring. St-Richard could really be three down by now and on the strength of this showing against Ariddienne they’ll be glad it’d take a lot more than that to relegate them.
HT: CFO 1-1 KIR If it remains scoreless in Shearwater, this will suit Outineau just fine.
67’ SRE 2-0 NOV Too easy for Darin Crow and St-Remy are cruising now.
72’ SHE 1-0 CLA Shearwater takes the lead! Clayquot were scrambling in their box and couldn’t get it clear. Two shots get blocked before Kai Fukushima finally slides the ball into the net through Morgan Epsom’s legs.
79’ SRE 2-2 NOV Two goals in six minutes for Novonaya! Weirdly, St-Rémy might have been better off not scoring a second goal, as that seems like what jolted the Centaurs into life.
81’ SHE 1-0 CLA Clayquot are denied what they think is a nailed on penalty! The officials gaze into the VAR magic 8-ball and decide that Tzevadaa Muur did not do a handball.
89’ SRI 1-1 AAR Seong Mi-Na with a late equalizer and a bit of pride is salvaged for St-Richard. Cup run notwithstanding this has been a really poor season for them.
90+4’ CWY 2-1 KIN A moral victory for Colwynian as Archer Cains grabs the win with practically the last kick of the game! It doesn’t mean anything for the positions of either club however, and this story is to be continued in the KFL National.
Full time except in Outineau Coquitlam goes to the Champions League at the expense of a lacklustre final-day version of Burnaby. Shearwater clinches a Challengers Cup place. However, the fates of Clayquot and Outineau are still to be decided...
68’ CFO 1-2 KIR Here’s where it gets interesting: due to the delayed kickoff, CF Outineau know they can lose and still make it if it’s not by more than one goal, or if it’s by two goals and they get another... Wonder what kind of scenario makes Clayquot fans start firebombing the KFL offices.
75’ CFO 1-3 KIR Nurullah Arslan with a beaut of a ball over the top. Amund Evenson chests it down and tucks it in at the near post! For CFO, the nightmare is real!
78’ CFO 1-3 KIR Romain Dupuis plays his final card and sends on Brigitte Coppinger for the final 12+ minutes. Standings ramifications: Outineau are now behind Clayquot on goals for. But they just need one goal to clinch the IFCF place. Or if they get it and still lose 2-4... Outineau and Clayquot will contest a playoff match to decide it. This would be a first in KFL history.
82’ CFO 1-3 KIR Getting one over the (slur for Frankish and/or Catholics) definitely seems to inspire the Kirkenes faithful, at least the racist ones on Honkr.
88’ CFO 1-3 KIR Clayquot fans bite through their fingernails as a big save from Thimiscles Seanclair is then launched onto the boot of Ashley Douglass. Her low cross finds Juha Terjakov, but his volley finds the upright!
FT: CFO 1-3 KIR No late heroics to go down in memories forever have transpired. CF Outineau miss out on the Challengers Cup by virtue of having scored one fewer goal than Clayquot City over the course of the league season.

Hamiltonian Cambria 0–0 Burnaby SC
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–1 NGSA Ulyanof
CS Saint-Rémy 2–2 FC Novonaya
Coquitlam United 1–0 Strathcona Intls
CF Outineau 1–3 Kirkenes FC
CF Saint-Richard 1–1 Association Ariddienne
Shearwater FC 1–0 Clayquot City
Saintsport Heath 1–0 Langlois Océanic
Latrobe Athletic 0–1 ASC Arvika
Colwynian Vale 2–1 Kingstown Athletic

                           Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Langlois Océanic 38 22 7 9 64 33 +31 73 -
2 Coquitlam United 38 20 10 8 56 41 +15 70 -
3 Burnaby SC 38 20 8 10 55 40 +15 68 -
4 Shearwater FC 38 20 6 12 59 50 +9 66 -
5 Clayquot City 38 17 13 8 47 29 +18 64 -
6 CF Outineau 38 19 7 12 46 28 +18 64
7 Strathcona Intls 38 17 9 12 51 39 +12 60
8 CS Saint-Rémy 38 17 9 12 42 40 +2 60
9 Latrobe Athletic 38 16 11 11 41 27 +14 59
10 Kirkenes FC 38 16 11 11 58 46 +12 59
11 ASC Arvika 38 15 10 13 29 32 −3 55
12 Hamiltonian Cambria 38 12 12 14 46 40 +6 48
13 Saintsport Heath 38 12 12 14 40 50 −10 48
14 Association Ariddienne 38 12 9 17 27 38 −11 45
15 Mazinaw Vanorian 38 10 11 17 29 40 −11 41
16 FC Novonaya 38 10 8 20 34 52 −18 38
17 CF Saint-Richard 38 9 9 20 31 41 −10 36
18 Kingstown Athletic 38 8 8 22 34 66 −32 32 -
19 Colwynian Vale 38 5 15 18 26 47 −21 30 -
20 NGSA Ulyanof 38 6 9 23 30 66 −36 27 -


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KELSSEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
SEASON 66


Team of the Year
GK: Thimiscles Seanclair (CF Outineau)
DL: Kari Bardiche (Clayquot)
DC: Dylan Patterson (Océanic CF)
DC: Stephanie Grübling (Coquitlam Utd)
DR: Nacuémiro Buené (Burnaby)
MF: Alex Bronson (Coquitlam Utd)
MF: Kiera Weiram (Océanic CF)
MF: Zilar Galharretborde (Océanic CF)
FW: Fabio Coimbra (Clayquot)
FW: Wang Yuan (Océanic CF)
FW: Aldo Vocani (Coquitlam Utd)

GK: Luke Thomas (Clayquot)
DF: Tara Kreidel (Shearwater)
DF: Norue Busokhu (Océanic)
MF: Ikra Yonte (Burnaby)
MF: Bríana Noahsdóttir (Ariddienne)
FW: Dusty Clement (Coquitlam Utd)
FW: Brion Steinno (Shearwater)

Player of the Year: Keira Weiram (Océanic CF)
Nominees: Wang Yuan, Alex Bronson, Dylan Patterson
Air Kelssek Foreign Player of the Year: Aldo Vocani (Coquitlam Utd)
Nominees: Dylan Patterson, Fabio Coimbra, Zilar Galharretborde
UxTor Young Player of the Year: Nacuémiro Buené (Burnaby)
Nominees: Anne-Marie Roux, Joni Lindegaard, Peter Marsh

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KFL National               Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Passerine 42 23 11 8 85 49 +36 80 -
2 Star of Confederation 42 23 11 8 69 43 +26 80 -
3 Sitka Valley 42 22 11 9 78 51 +27 77 -
4 Torbay Thunder 42 22 8 12 76 45 +31 74 -
5 Wynleth Flyers 42 19 14 9 78 62 +16 71 -
6 CF Mirabelle 42 18 17 7 67 55 +12 71 -
7 St. David Wanderers 42 19 8 15 65 54 +11 65
8 Redswyth Red Stars 42 15 16 11 70 65 +5 61
9 Port City 42 17 9 16 70 72 −2 60
10 Jeunesse Lunaire 42 16 11 15 54 56 −2 59
11 Kawarthas District 42 14 15 13 52 51 +1 57
12 Pembina City 42 15 10 17 57 69 −12 55
13 Castors d'Outineau 42 14 11 17 69 68 +1 53
14 St. Kildera FC 42 13 14 15 69 75 −6 53
15 Sudbury Rangers 42 11 14 17 57 66 −9 47
16 Áfram Gimli 42 12 11 19 59 76 −17 47
17 Fretscray FC 42 12 9 21 55 63 −8 45
18 Arlingsdale City 42 10 14 18 47 60 −13 44
19 Union Lachaîne 42 11 11 20 60 74 −14 44 -
20 Metropolitan FC 42 10 10 22 47 75 −28 40 -
21 AS Grands-Sources 42 9 12 21 41 72 −31 39 -
22 Franche-Contamine 42 7 13 22 40 64 −24 34 -


Promotion playoffs
Semifinals
Sitka Valley 2–1 CF Mirabelle
Torbay Thunder 0–0 Wynleth Flyers (0–0 AET) (4–2 pen.)

Final
Sitka Valley 1–2 Torbay Thunder
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   Association North       Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 Llandlaff City 28 18 5 5 50 21 +29 59 -
2 Southbank Mariners 28 15 10 3 55 29 +26 55 -
3 CS Rivière-du-Nord 28 16 6 6 46 30 +16 54 -
4 Trenton AC 28 12 10 6 38 31 +7 46 -
5 Bramerlea Bulldogs 28 13 7 8 38 38 0 46 -
6 Rockecliffe & Eatons 28 11 6 11 45 43 +2 39
7 Wickham Warriors 28 9 11 8 45 42 +3 38
8 Ealesgreen United 28 10 8 10 44 43 +1 38
9 High River 28 11 4 13 36 40 −4 37
10 Natanel Royals 28 10 5 13 35 42 −7 35
11 Neíra Alavaria 28 8 7 13 32 42 −10 31
12 Keeleford County 28 8 6 14 39 52 −13 30
13 Vinterhagen 28 7 5 16 32 49 −17 26
14 New Scarborough 28 5 8 15 37 50 −13 23
15 Hawthorn Elms 28 5 6 17 25 45 −20 21

Association South Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Delta Sorthern 28 18 5 5 45 28 +17 59 -
2 West Haligonia Spartan 28 17 5 6 55 35 +20 56 -
3 Stade Laneux 28 14 8 6 50 33 +17 50 -
4 King Albert Park 28 14 6 8 59 49 +10 48 -
5 Gagliano Mariners 28 12 12 4 41 33 +8 48 -
6 Miramichi Lakers 28 12 8 8 43 35 +8 44
7 Wild Rose FC 28 11 9 8 32 29 +3 42
8 Châteaufroid 28 8 11 9 51 48 +3 35
9 Sunrise Coast 28 8 9 11 48 47 +1 33
10 Point Grey & Kitsilano 28 9 6 13 32 46 −14 33
11 Watermeet 28 7 7 14 33 44 −11 28
12 Stade Montagnards 28 5 11 12 44 57 −13 26
13 Kananzawai 28 6 8 14 41 54 −13 26
14 AS Lac-Abitargnais 28 5 9 14 40 53 −13 24
15 Breton Pacifica 28 3 8 17 28 51 −23 17


KFL Association playoffs
North semifinals
Southbank Mariners 1–1 Bramerlea Bulldogs (1–1 AET) (1–3 pen.)
CS Rivière-du-Nord 2–2 Trenton AC (2–2 AET) (1–2 pen.)

North final
Bramerlea Bulldogs 2–1 Trenton AC
South semifinals
West Haligonia Spartan 3–1 Gagliano Mariners
Stade Laneux 5–4 King Albert Park

South final
West Haligonia Spartan 0–2 Stade Laneux
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First round
Star of Confederation 0–1 AS Grands-Sources
Arlingsdale City 0–1 Franche-Contamine
CF Mirabelle 3–5 Port City
CS Rivière-du-Nord 6–3 Breton Pacifica
AS Lac-Abitargnais 0–0 Union Lachine (0–0 AET) (1–3 pen.)
Gagliano Mariners 2–3 Southbank Mariners
Keeleford County 0–3 Llandlaff City
Châteaufroid 1–3 Wickham Warriors
Sunrise Coast 1–0 Stade Laneux
Pembina City 2–0 Metropolitan FC
Wild Rose FC 1–0 Wynleth Flyers
King Albert Park 0–1 Natanel Royals
St. Kildera FC 0–1 Trenton AC
Point Grey & Kitsilano 0–1 High River
St. David Wanderers 2–3 Ealesgreen United
Stade Montagnards 1–2 Redswyth Red Stars
Miramichi Lakers 0–1 Kawarthas District
Hawthorn Elms 2–5 Sitka Valley
Vinterhagen 0–1 Kananzawai
Fretscray FC 6–4 Castors d'Outineau
North York 5–3 Jeunesse Lunaire
New Scarborough 0–1 Torbay Thunder
Bramerlea Bulldogs 1–0 Áfram Gimli
West Haligonia Spartan 1–2 Sudbury Rangers

Second round
Sitka Valley 3–1 Sunrise Coast
North York 1–1 Trenton AC (3–2 AET)
Redswyth Red Stars 2–3 Bramerlea Bulldogs
New Scarborough 4–6 Franche-Contamine
High River 2–2 Star of Confederation (3–2 AET)
Fretscray FC 1–1 Sudbury Rangers (1–1 AET) (2–3 pen.)
Kananzawai 1–0 Wild Rose FC
Southbank Mariners 1–0 CS Rivière-du-Nord
Kawarthas District 0–2 Port City
Llandlaff City 3–2 Pembina City
Wickham Warriors 0–0 Ealesgreen United (2–1 AET)
Natanel Royals 0–1 Union Lachine

Third round
CF Saint-Richard 2–0 High River
Latrobe Athletic 0–0 Kingstown Athletic (0–1 AET)
Port City 1–0 CF Outineau
Clayquot City 1–1 Wickham Warriors (1–1 AET) (9–10 pen.)
CS Saint-Rémy 5–2 Bramerlea Bulldogs
Coquitlam United 1–1 FC Novonaya (1–1 AET) (3–2 pen.)
Hamiltonian Cambria 2–4 Shearwater
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–0 NGSA Ulyanof
Kananzawai 0–4 Langlois Océanic
Sitka Valley 3–3 Association Ariddienne (3–3 AET) (2–3 pen.)
North York 3–1 Llandlaff City
Saintsport Heath 0–2 Franche-Contamine
ASC Arvika 0–0 Kirkenes FC (1–0 AET)
Burnaby SC 3–2 Union Lachine
Colwynian Vale 1–5 Strathcona Internationals
Southbank Mariners 2–0 Sudbury Rangers

Fourth round
Strathcona Intls 6–2 Association Ariddienne
Port City 2–1 Franche-Contamine
Coquitlam United 0–2 Shearwater
Southbank Mariners 0–3 CF Saint-Richard
Wickham Warriors 0–2 CS Saint-Rémy
Kingstown Athletic 1–2 Langlois Océanic
Burnaby SC 4–1 ASC Arvika
North York 1–2 Mazinaw Vanorian

Quarterfinals
Shearwater 1–1 Strathcona Internationals (1–1 AET) (4–2 pen.)
Langlois Océanic 3–2 Burnaby SC
CS Saint-Rémy 2–3 CF Saint-Richard
Mazinaw Vanorian 1–0 Port City

Semifinals
CF Saint-Richard 0–2 Mazinaw Vanorian
Shearwater 0–1 Langlois Océanic


15th Coupe des Patriotes final
Millennium Park, Redswyth (attn. 51,814)

Both sides were healthy except for Océanic’s Jacques Peele having done his hammy in the league-clinching match. He could not get match fit in time for the big final, resulting in midfielder Oliver Amhill playing as right-back. Just hang back a bit more, kid. And it was Amhill straying upfield into his usual right wing role that saw him swing in the cross for Ethan Porter to corral and shoot for the opening goal 13 minutes in.

With that breakthrough, Langlois could feel pretty confident. Wang Yuan squandered a gilt-edged chance on 36 minutes when he got through on goal but fired his shot wide of the post. Dylan Patterson had a lovely chance when he got his head to a corner early in the second half, but Doug Magennis got a hand to it. And then, of course, they paid for those misses when Mazinaw managed to get some pressure on Oceanic’s defence and were rewarded when Alessandro Bella burned his marker, cut inside and rifled a low shot past Steve Longhorn from the corner of the six-yard box.

It was a pretty poor end to the 90 minutes as both teams seemed to be content to play for extra time the more the clock ticked by, neither willing to risk a mistake that might hand the other side the trophy. Langlois fans held their breath as Zilar Galharretborde limped off in the interim, and then a knackered Wang Yuan was taken off at the change of halves in extra time.

The veteran Atsushi Ryu might have slowed down over the years but his football sense was still very much tingling and it was that ability to make the right run that allowed him to find the space to volley a high pass from Kiera Weiram into the roof of the net after 107 minutes of football. Mazinaw were looking exhausted and couldn’t muster much of anything to come back from that.

Remarkably, after no one had been able to win the league and cup double in 14 years, two teams have now done it in a row. Langlois also joins CF Outineau and Clayquot City as two-time winners of the Patriotes Cup.

Océanic CF – 2 (AET)
Steve Longhorn
Ethan Porter Image 13
Dylan Patterson
Norue Busokhu
Oliver Amhill
Kathy Eowins
Kiera Weiram (c)
Huseyn Turunc (off 81)
Kyshoen Nagy
Zilar Galharretborde (off 64)
Wang Yuan (off 105)

Scotia MacDonald
Lance Atkinson
Phillippe Galiani
Lindsey Cowan (on 64)
Forzu-Nirlo Uzo
Atsushi Ryu (on 81) Image 107
Jourdain Dupuis (on 95)
Mazinaw Vanorian – 1
Doug Magennis
Link Smith
Julian Hendrick
Bertrand Paré
Clodio Noya Image
Motonobu Watanuki (off 78)
Alessandro Bella Image 59
Pherem Mutsuga
Ivo Ilev (c) (off 84) Image
Logan Ragno
Pfandr Oresund (off 89)

Slaven Bajalica
Kevin Rackard
Tegan Earrach
Nolan Murphy
Tomás Fierro (on 84)
Jordan Normand (on 78) Image
Cassie Silverton (on 89)



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What’s this? Really? Wow. Latrobe Athletic become the first Kelssek club to reach a major international final. FC Yassaca are a quality side, but they’ve got a chance here. This is already a brilliant achievement for Kelssek football, and they could... oh no. Come on, Brayden Welland, you can defend better than that. Oh geez, another one... Gosh. Come on Lukonov, do something. Stromby! Erland... oh, put that on net, my lad! I guess Yassca is a lot better than we thoug- Gah, Myles Connely should’ve had that one. Ah well.

FC Yassaca (SRS) 3-0 Latrobe Athletic
Estadio Nacional
Navel Island, Whirl Islands



Vilitan Cove Invitational semifinal
Strathcona 2-1 AS Marcadia (AUD)
Alikki-Corra Academy

Vilitan Cove Invitational final
Urrheddiao (CMT) 0-3 Strathcona
Tivali Ring

But wait, there’s more! Strathcona are off to Vilita and become the second Kelssek club to make it to a major final when they beat Audioslavia’s AS Marcadia. Alright, there’s clearly going to be some arguments about this, given the VCI’s rules itself imply that the tournament itself is not a “major senior international competition”, but that’s hardly going to stop Strathcona fans claiming it is, or other fans taking the piss over it.

That sets up a final against Urrheddiao of the Chromatik Rainbow League and Strathcona prevails in some style as Bratislav Rukavina grabs a brace in the first half and Nene Shibata heads in Bryan Hartpoach’s free kick in the 56th minute to snuff out a nascent comeback. A great international outing for the Internationals and a second trophy in four years for manager François St-Louis.
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SEASON 20


A draw? Seriously, you have got to be kidding me. That at least was the verdict when Redswyth travelled to Breton and got stymied by the unfancied Harbourmasters in matchweek 12. But as the season came to the pointy end that draw was the difference as Latrobe and Nordiques were neck and neck with the Rebels while battling to separate themselves from each other. And as it turned out, while the try-scoring prowess of the Redswyth club would've given them the title on points difference anyway, that draw was the difference in the standings giving them the title after two years as runners-up.

                            Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD   Pts 
1 Redswyth Rebels 28 22 1 5 1106 578 +528 90
2 Latrobe Athletic 28 22 0 6 962 613 +349 88
3 Nordiques RFC 28 22 0 6 920 624 +296 88
4 Wynleth Cambria 28 18 0 10 1015 650 +365 72
5 Burnaby Lions 28 16 1 11 923 685 +238 66
6 Neorvins Armada 28 15 0 13 931 832 +99 60
7 Kirkenes Crusaders 28 15 0 13 876 785 +91 60
8 Mazinaw Stallions 28 15 0 13 803 738 +65 60
9 Rotor Novonaya 28 15 0 13 785 787 −2 60
10 Hamilton Highlanders 28 12 0 16 741 814 −73 48
11 Clayquot Reds 28 11 0 17 643 989 −346 44
12 Alouettes de Champjaune 28 10 1 17 736 955 −219 42
13 Breton RFC 28 8 1 19 715 896 −181 34
14 Vickery RFC 28 5 0 23 612 1049 −437 20
15 NGSA Ulyanof 28 2 0 26 509 1282 −773 8

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The Premiership, season 20


                       Pld   W    D    L    GF    GA   GD  Pts
Kirkenes Dragons 73 43 13 17 241 175 66 99 Q 2
Faucons de Saint-Rémy 73 37 16 20 234 190 44 90 Q 5
Cantons-de-l'Ouest 73 42 6 25 230 195 35 90 Q 6
Beaujoire 73 37 16 20 219 185 34 90 Q 7
Olympique Langlois 73 41 7 25 244 174 70 89 Q 8
Chevalles de Champjaune 73 38 13 22 231 182 49 89 Q 9
Redswyth Union 73 38 11 24 221 194 27 87 q B1
Colwyn Thunder 73 36 14 23 231 198 33 86 q B2
Red Star Clayquot 73 34 14 25 229 204 25 82 q B3
Wynleth Gaels 73 33 16 24 225 201 24 82 q B4
Pingouins Lescure 73 34 11 28 233 217 16 79 q B6
Kingsharbour Royals 73 34 11 28 215 204 11 79 q B7
CS Val d'Argent 73 33 10 30 236 209 27 76 q B8
Internationale Latrobe 73 30 13 30 201 199 2 73
Neorvins Wolves 73 28 14 31 195 219 -24 70
Clayquot Partisans 73 27 12 34 217 217 0 66
Kirkenes Rangers 73 27 10 36 192 217 -25 64
Glen Éira 73 13 7 53 159 282 -123 33
Kardinia Cats 73 10 12 51 158 269 -111 32

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
CH Outineau 73 51 13 9 280 145 135 115 Q 1
Mazinaw Knights 73 46 6 21 253 180 73 98 Q 3
Burnaby Ravens 73 41 8 24 252 190 62 90 Q 4
Vickery Vikings 73 40 8 25 243 184 59 88 Q 10
Ad Astra 73 38 10 25 243 218 25 86 Q 11
Alavarian 73 38 8 27 239 206 33 84 Q 12
Dartmoor Armada 73 34 11 28 224 207 17 79 q B5
Breton Emeralds 73 32 10 31 192 201 -9 74
Dinamo Lupinissia 73 31 11 31 188 200 -12 73
Escadron de Dorval 73 29 14 30 201 225 -24 72
Olympique Laneux 73 28 13 32 213 215 -2 69
Kalista Renegades 73 23 18 32 208 233 -25 64
Novanaya Rangers 73 25 11 37 191 224 -33 61
AS Dieppe 73 22 11 40 181 233 -52 55
Pembina Thistle 73 20 14 39 209 238 -29 54
Natanel Rangers 73 20 12 41 186 243 -57 52
Grand Falls Haligonian 73 20 11 42 189 249 -60 51
Langley Metros 73 13 11 49 168 248 -80 37
Anciens-Baillages 73 5 6 62 115 316 -201 16


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KELSSEK HOCKEY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS


128th Desjardins Cup
First round
Redswyth           3  2  4  3  5
Val d'Argent 4 3 3 2 2

Colwyn 4 6 0 3 4*
Kingsharbour 5 2 2 2 3

Red Star Clayquot 4 0 2 5 3
Lescure 1 7 4 4 4

Dartmoor 3 1 0
Wynleth 5 2 1


Second round
Outineau            3* 3  2  4  5* 4
Wynleth 2 5 3 2 4 3

Langlois 6* 6* 4 3*
Champjaune 5 5 1 2

St-Rémy 5 2* 5* 4*
Alavarian 4 1 4 3

Burnaby 4 5 4 1 3 1 5
Redswyth 1 1 3 4 5 6 1

Cantons de l'Ouest 3 2 5 3 3
Ad Astra 4 3 3 4 5

Mazinaw 4 3 2 0 4 3 2
Colwyn 2 5 4 4 2 1 7

Beaujoire 5 1 4 1 3 2
Vickery 3 4 3 5 7 3*

Kirkenes Dragons 4 3 4 2
Lescure 3 1 1 0


Quarterfinals
Outineau          3  3  3* 1  2  4  1
Langlois 2 4* 2 2 3 1 3

St-Rémy 4 2 3* 2 2 4 2
Burnaby 1 4 2 4 3* 3 1

Ad Astra 1 3 3* 1 2 1 2
Colwyn 2* 0 2 2 1 4 6

Vickery 2 4 2 2 3 5 2
Kirkenes Dragons 0 2 5 3* 6 3 4


Semifinals
Langlois          2  3  3  3  5  4  4
St-Rémy 4 2 4 4* 1 2 5

Colwyn 4 3 3 2 2 2
Kirkenes Dragons 3 4 1 5 4 4


Final
St-Rémy           0  1  3  4  4
Kirkenes Dragons 7 2* 6 1 5*


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DESJARDINS CUP WINNERS


Emotion can be a strange thing. The St-Rémy Falcons prevailed in an intense, bruising, close, edge-of-seat intraprovincial contest with Olympique Langlois in the semifinal. The elation at the seventh-game win was off the charts - and the comedown when they had to face the Kirkenes Dragons two days later was a brutal 7-0 collapse where just how much that semifinal series had taken out of them was made brutally evident. On evidence from the league competition, this should've been a close-fought final series defined by tight margins; and indeed game two seemed to promise this. Instead St-Rémy just seemed to roll over after the Dragons stole that game in overtime. (Cue nationwide grousing about the two big prizes getting scooped by the two biggest cities)

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SEASON 39


                         Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts
1 Natanel Aquatic Club 36 25 4 7 335 279 +56 79
2 Kirkenes Jets 36 23 5 8 313 256 +57 74
3 Lakeland Storm 36 23 4 9 324 274 +50 73
4 Redswyth Marlins 36 22 6 8 310 260 +50 72
5 CA Langlois 36 22 2 12 327 275 +52 68
6 Daudard-des-Oiseaux 36 22 2 12 313 284 +29 68
7 Kraken d'Outineau 36 20 3 13 300 259 +41 63
8 Burnaby Thunderbirds 36 19 5 12 320 290 +30 62
9 Latrobe Dolphins 36 20 1 15 329 256 +73 61
10 Neorvins Sharks 36 19 2 15 305 295 +10 59
11 Breton Mooseheads 36 19 1 16 292 314 −22 58
12 Kirkenes Blues 36 17 4 15 309 297 +12 55
13 Wynleth Avengers 36 12 7 17 285 292 −7 43
14 Clayquot Neptunes 36 12 4 20 277 311 −34 40
15 Vickery Tsunami 36 9 3 24 260 312 −52 30
16 Dynamo Lupinissia 36 6 7 23 259 297 −38 25
17 Colywn Aquatics 36 7 1 28 251 362 −111 22
18 Laneux Natation 1874 36 6 3 27 241 357 −116 21
19 Kewatin Vipers 36 4 6 26 254 334 −80 18


Championship playoffs
Preliminary finals
Natanel AC 2-0 Redswyth Marlins 8-6 9-8
Kirkenes Jets 2-0 Lakeland Storm 9p-9 7-6

Elimination finals
CA Langlois 2-0 Burnaby Thunderbirds 9e-8 9-8
Daudard-des-Oiseaux 2-0 Kraken d'Outineau 10-9 8-4

Quarterfinals
Redswyth Marlins 2-0 Daudard-des-Oiseaux 9-5 11-5
Lakeland Storm 2-0 CA Langlois 6-5 8-7

Semifinals
Natanel AC 0-2 Redswyth Marlins 4-14 8-11
Kirkenes Jets 1-2 Lakeland Storm 12-9 9-11 8-9e

Championship final
Redswyth Marlins 1-2 Lakeland Storm 9-7 6-7 9-10

(o) - win in extra time
(p) - win on penalty shots

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WATER POLO PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
SEASON 39

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While fans of Kirkenes FC are divided over the first season in charge of Natalia Rossi, the board are ready to back the manager and it’s already evident in the moves they’re making on international transfers. One potentially massive bit of news is rumours that they’d like to bring CF Outineau product Gabriel Lapierre back to Kelssek from Taeshan, but it’s an open question as to whether a player with options like he does would be willing to play for his hometown club’s bitter rivals. It’s not necessarily going to be an easy sell, either. Already it’s been reported that one top target, Cassadaigua international Nicole Kirkpatrick, has turned down Kirkenes’s offer.

Challengers Cup 2nd prelim round
Clayquot City 1-1 Royal Michaeltown (SAL)
Royal Michaeltown 1-0 Clayquot City (2-1 agg)



Could Gabriel Lapierre be heading back to Kelssek? Rumours that CF Outineau are very interested in re-signing their academy product as the Galactico long-lister and Taeshan league winner is looking to move due to existential uncertainties in Atlantea. Kirkenes are reported to be targeting Abraham Mendoza with scouts spotted at Huayramarca’s match. Shearwater have offered for 23-year old Osarius full back Dafne Cesario.

Champions League 3rd prelim round
Rülândéá Kôstä (FFD) 3-2 Coquitlam
Coquitlam 3-1 Rülândéá Kôstä (5-4 agg)
Challengers Cup 3rd prelim round
Shearwater 0-0 Ville Soleil (XUO)
Ville Soleil 1-2 Shearwater (1-2 agg)
Liga B Trophy 3rd prelim round
Leichhardt (NPH) 0-2 Sitka Valley
Sitka Valley 3-1 Leichhardt (5-1 agg)

Williamsburg (OME) 3-2 Star of Confederation
Star of Confederation 4-2 Williamsburg (aet; 6-5 agg)



After hemming and hawing and not much progress on the Gabriel Lapierre front, Hamiltonian Cambria have gone out and done it: brought back a youth product from a big overseas club. Tyler Shrub signs with his old youth team after 6 years in Valanora at Rolalas FC in a move that got no chatter until he turned up for a medical.

Champions League playoff round
Coquitlam 0-5 Jinja City (BNJ)
Jinja City 0-0 Coquitlam (5-0 agg)
Challengers Cup playoff round
Elspahcia (MRC) 3-2 Shearwater
Shearwater 1-0 Elspachia (3-3 agg)
Shearwater wins on away goals
Liga B Trophy playoff round
Toclofania (EFL) 1-2 Passerine
Passerine 0-0 Toclofania (2-1 agg)

Tenth Star Hasiera (AUD) 1-1 Star of Confederation
Star of Confederation 2-0 Tenth Star Hasiera (3-1 agg)

Sitka Valley 0-0 Jamhuiri Umoja (FET)
Jamhuir Umoja 1-2 Sitka Valley (1-2 agg)


Rémy Dionne is coming back to Kelssek, agreeing a deal with Strathcona after spending 6 years in Nephara. Inevitably there’ll be people saying this is because he’s not good enough for South Laithland any more, but it’s a good sign that the KFL’s standard and reputation is improving enough that players feel playing in Kelssek won’t hurt their chances of national team selection.

Assessing the transfer business across the league as the deadline approaches, CF Outineau have not given their manager the tools to succeed, says potentially-biased former Kirkenes defender Martin Gregoire on Network 12. “This is a ghastly transfer window for them. They needed to make major steps to refresh the squad and keep up with other top teams. The fans, the manager, the players, they’ve all been let down by this situation.”

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KFL CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON 67 PREVIEW


Khoidod Bavgainykhu [GK], age 26 (HIN)
Ismail Husar* [D L], age 25 (KSK)
Gestur Torsteinsson [RB], age 29 (GRF)
Yamato Oshiro [D C], age 28 (HIN)
Bryan Ianokis [D C], age 26 (KSK)
Lucius Akaayar* [M C], age 26 (KSK)
Thomas Phillips [M R], age 26 (KSK)
Atlas Vasiliadis* C [M L], age 28 (NPH)
Norris Vlietsen [D/M RC], age 29 (KSK)
Tetsuya Watanabe [ST], age 26 (HIN)
Ronan Bryan [CF], age 19 (EUR)

Damien Mill [GK], age 33 (KSK)
Erica Weaver [RB], age 33 (BRE)
Alex Fisher [D C], age 28 (KSK)
Colin Neuville [D L], age 34 (KSK)
Sam Miller [AM C], age 20 (KSK)
Nick Carter [M LC], age 29 (KSK)
Ryan Berwent [M L ], age 31 (KSK)
Colin Mackrel [F C], age 30 (KSK)

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All-Sports Club Arvika
Home ground: Community Stadium (34,700)
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training facilities ★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★★
Fanzine: North Star
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 49
KFL National runners-up: 64

Based in Surono's provincial capital 350 km from the northern polar circle, ASC are the northernmost professional club in the country. Other than a brief spell of success over a decade ago, ASC were a solid mid-table team before suffering a shock relegation. Most expected them to come straight back up, but they struggled with the National division in a stinker of a season. Finally they managed to win promotion as former Kelssek international Victor Clinton took the reins and the expectation is to restore themselves as a standard presence in the first division.

Mid-table solidity is a welcome change and more or less what the fans here expect. But can Victor Clinton achieve something more with this group? With a relatively young core and a no-nonsense direct style, the tactics connoisseurs won’t love this side but they might still do some damage and they’ve brought in a young Euran number nine with a year of KFL loan experience and something to prove – but what didn’t Ariddienne like about Ronan Bryan that ASC does?

Manager: Victor Clinton (age 40)
Last 2 seasons: 11th, 14th
Players in: Sam Miller (Burnaby SC academy), Gestur Torsteinsson (Fort Viljan Nthrn, τ0.35m/$1m), Ronan Bryan (Carsby, τ0.35m/$1m)
Players out: Patrice Cannoniere (retired), Lewis Parkinson (retired)

Yves Esho [GK], age 29 (KSK)
Trevor Malone [RB], age 33 (TKT)
Celestina Manato [D C], age 27 (KSK)
Tammy Dubarreau [D C], age 22 (KSK)
Théo Arakelyan* [D L], age 31 (KSK/ARI)
Wil Marshal [CM], age 25 (SNL)
Sammy Ramm* [M C] C, age 34 (KSK)
Ismaël Zahiri [AM C], age 24 (KSK)
Bríana Noahsdóttir* [RM/RW], age 27 (GRF)
Jacques Kalahuai [AM LC], age 22 (KSK/ARI)
Gedeó Escat [ST], age 23 (TEQ)

Marc-Henri Normand [GK], age 36 (KSK)
Matiu Chanteau [D R], age 26 (KSK)
Lucas Tolland [D C], age 29 (KSK)
Pierre Aboubacar [DM C], age 32 (KSK)
Cory Martello [M L], age 32 (KSK)
Teariki Tieramo [DM C], age 20 (KSK/ARI)
Jacques Argentine [M C], age 32 (KSK)
Yannick Silane [M C], age 18 (KSK/ARI)
Tyler Prentice [AM C], age 34 (KSK)
Benjamin Mina [F C], age 34 (KSK)

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Association Ariddienne
Home ground: Pavilion d’education physique et des sports de l’Université d’Outineau (PEPSUO) (16,300)
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training facilities ★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Fanzine: Tient à cœur
Notable former players: Danielle Maradrogba, Êsêkïl dí Völará
Manager: Yvan Sissoko, age 47

A community sports organization formed by the Ariddian diaspora in Outineau, serving the needs of the diverse communities – by which we mean working class and migrants, mostly – of the city’s northeastern districts. Ariddienne’s rise to the top flight and reaching the quarter-finals of the Coupe des Patriotes made them the feel-good story of season 62. Having outgrown the community sports facility they’ve used for years, as a third season of temporary bleachers really was too much for the local council to accept, they will play this season at a university facility.

Defying the odds to stay up for a fourth year, Ariddienne even improved without the young stars who left for foreign shores. Not just opponents but the club itself are somewhat amazed at the dogged determination of the team. They are however notably thin up front, relying last year on loanee Ronan Bryan as well as mid-season signing Escat, and needs its midfield to be able to finish chances too.

Last season: 14th, 17th
Players in: Yannick Silane (youth), Gedeó Escat (St. David, τ0.2m)
Players out: Ronan Bryan (Carsby, loan expiry), Louise Menara (retired), Pierre-Louis Marcos (retired), André Latoux (retired)


Bernard Despatie [GK], age 36 (KSK)
Nacuémiró Buené [D/M L], age 22 (KSK/FFD)
Simon Boulechemin [D C], age 29 (KSK)
Olaf Haabjörn [D C], age 24 (SVJ)
Ashleigh Coles [D R], age 29 (ETN)
Kari Zücker [M C] C, age 31 (KSK)
Turok van Halen [CM/AM], age 26 (HIN)
Maiev Feidhlim [M L], age 26 (SRS)
Ikra Yonte* [RM], age 25 (SRS)
Tios Pórmel Mufes* [AM], age 25 (TIO)
Pierre Vasseur* [F C], age 31 (VLD)

Pietro Salinas [GK], age 25 (KSK)
Ingrid Lambert [D C], age 21 (KSK)
Keith Leung [D/M C], age 25 (KSK)
Ciaran Black [D L], age 19 (KSK)
Jason McGwire [D/M L], age 23 (KSK)
Minerva Emond [AM], age 22 (EFL)
Tanner Malvin [M C], age 25 (KSK)
Timothy Sapping [AM/F C], age 19 (KOR)
Andreas Bjerk [AM LR], age 19 (VAL)
Josh Wallin [M R], age 29 (KSK)
Markus Oyvind [AM C], age 23 (KSK)
Aaron Karushige [F C], age 32 (KSK)
Samir Petrovic [F C], age 29 (KSK)

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Burnaby Sport Club
Home ground: Stadium Konoha (60,200)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★★ / Training facilities ★★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★★
Main rivals: Coquitlam United, Kirkenes FC
Honours: KFL Championship (13): 4, 13, 16, 25, 29, 44, 47, 48, 50, 52, 54, 58, 64, 65; runners-up: 56, 63
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 14; finalist: 8, 11
Fanzines: Altitude Sickness, Two O'Clock Gun, Blue Patch Boys
Notable former players: Phillip Lozic, Thamior Liadon
Manager: Seth Harrison

Kelssek’s most successful team in terms of league titles, the first (so far only) team to win the league and cup double, the first club to reach a UICA group stage, and named Kelssek’s UICA Club of the Century for that incredible accomplishment, giving them the dubious nickname “Centurions”. Burnaby’s historic success is built on their excellent youth academy system, which they were the first team in the country to establish. This was also possible because they’re the most popular team in the part of the country where soccer is the most popular, so plenty of ticket-buying fans and a strong local talent pool. It’s also the club most likely for people outside the country to have heard of.

Handed the opportunity, Nacuémiró Buené made the full back position his and revealed why they were willing to let Thamior Liadon go. More youngsters are always coming up at Burnaby and this year Andreas Bjerk, Minerva Emond, and Ciaran Black are likely to see some exciting spells in the first eleven. “When you plant seeds like we do, you don’t have to go out and buy flowers all the time”, said Seth Harrison in regards to the lack of transfer activity. Still, this club isn’t one that likes being second-best for very long.

Last 2 seasons: 3rd, 1st + Cup winners
Players out: Nicole Birch (contract expiry), Giuseppe Ascioli (retired)


Thimiscles Seanclair [GK], age 27 (YSP)
Isadora Markkanen [LB], age 32 (NPH)
Jean-Phillippe Auiloqet [D C], age 28 (KSK)
Afrim Degirmen [CB], age 24 (SRS)
Ashley Douglass* [D/WB R], C age 30 (KSK)
Götz Makatsch [M/AM], age 22 (VAL)
Juha Terjakov [AM], age 32 (SVJ)
Mint Leaf* [RW/AM], age 21 (CRY)
Calum Kirkpatrick [M LC], age 25 (AUD)
Radomir Primakov [F C], age 25 (PDN)
Vanda Gerô* [ST], age 24 (PAS)

Jeanne Dutronc [GK], age 26 (HIN)
Nicolas Michel [D LC], age 23 (KSK)
Joris Elzokari [D C], age 26 (SRS)
Jean-Marc Arndeau [D C], age 33 (KSK)
Emmett Thackary [D R], age 26 (KSK)
Melanie Fowler [D RC], age 23 (KSK)
Daley Potter [D L], age 33 (KSK)
Odveig Wheeler [DM C], age 33 (APX)
Drystan Tudor [CM /AM], age 20 (DEL)
Adam Corvin [M C], age 34 (KSK)
Ego Giles [LW/RW], age 23 (TKT)
Gilles Bray [M C], age 20 (KSK)
János rue Belois [M LR], age 22 (KSK/FFD)
Juan Hernandez [M LC], age 32 (KSK)
Saori Takahata [AM/F C], age 26 (HIN)
Scott Davies [F C], age 30 (KSK)

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Club de football d’Outineau
Home ground: Parc de la Crémazie (27,800)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★★ / Training ★★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Main rivals: Kirkenes FC, Castors d'Outineau, CS Saint-Rémy
Honours: KFL Championship (8): 12, 15, 27, 33, 41, 50, 60, 63; runners-up: 59
Coupe des Patriotes (2): 5, 13
Ad'ihan Challenge Trophy (1): 18
Notable former players: Blake McDonagh, Gabriel Lapierre, James McDonald, Loïc Maçon-Petrault, Brigitte Coppinger
Fanzines: Tourtière congelé, Ignoble, Latte-Sipping Cock Muncher's Quarterly

One of Kelssek soccer’s traditional powerhouses, they did one better than Burnaby SC and made it to the group stage of the Champions Cup once. High-demand matches against rivals are played at the 55,000-seater Stade Olympique, as are those in the winter when the roof comes in handy for keeping the snow off.

Missing out on the Challengers Cup on goal difference was a gut punch, but with young talents like Makatsch, Mint Leaf, Giles, and rue Belois looking to break through, the future remains bright and that’s what Romain Dupuis was brought in to shepherd. A key reservation is that Brigittie Coppinger is doing her coaching badges and won’t be available to come off the bench for rescue jobs any more. It’s the kids who are leading this club now, and it’s their time to deliver.

Manager: Romain Dupuis, age 48
Coach: Brigitte Coppinger, age 37 (NPH)
Last season: 6th, 10th
Players in: Drystan Tudor (τ0.6m/$1.7m)
Players out: Brigitte Coppinger (retired)

Areke Shinra [GK], age 26 (HIN)
Edmün Dârgâneý [RB], age 24 (FFD)
Maxime Bearnon-Sappeur [D C] C, age 29 (KSK)
Alexandre von Mertens* [D C], age 26 (KSK)
Karina Jacobson [DM C], age 23 (PFA)
Anne-Marie Lamoureaux [M C], age 22 (KSK)
Xena Allste [RM/RW], age 23 (CMT)
Venig de Bondyes* [CM], age 33 (OAM)
Seong Mi-Na [M R/L], age 34 (HIN)
Eulatie Abraham* [ST], age 27 (CMT)
Dennon Lewis [F C], age 25 (TKT)

Michelle Normand [GK], age 36 (KSK)
Patrice Morin [D LR], age 19 (KSK)
Sungnam-Simon Park [D LC], age 33 (KSK)
Jonathan Dubois [D C], age 35 (KSK)
Taylor Barris [D R], age 23 (KSK)
Mortéza Fadel [DM C], age 29 (KSK)
Louise Tremblay [M C], age 26 (KSK)
Émile Robin [M RC], age 24 (KSK)
Yara Mearns [LB/LM], age 23 (KSK)
Bruno Boulerice [CM], age 22 (KSK)
Faragó Aranya [AM LC], age 19 (KSK/FFD)
Juan Marc Valdéz [F C], age 25 (KSK)

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Club de football Saint-Richard
Home ground: Stade Michel-Beaulieu (19,400)
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training ★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 35
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 9
Main rivals: Langlois Océanic
Fanzines: Moules frites
Manager: Michel Poitras

Les Navigateurs pride themselves on their "small town" ethos, being close to the community, and a squad primarily made up of "gars de chez nous", youth players from the local area who came up through its academy. It’s been a bit of a volatile performance over the last few years, swinging from IFCF qualification to fending off relegation.

And after a high, it swung down again. Panic was setting in after players piled up on the treatment table leading to last season’s gut wrenching plunge down the table. In the end, they weren’t in that bad of jeopardy and hopefully some of the younger players like Aranya and Morin, who found themselves thrust abruptly into the first eleven, were tempered by that trial by fire. Perhaps things will average out this year.

Last season: 17th, 6th
Players in: Xena Allste (Chromatik State Univ), Bruno Boulerice (Anhedron, 0.17m/$0.5m), Faragó Aranya (youth), Patrice Morin (youth)
Players out: Freya McCosgraigh (contract expiry), Antoine Girard (retired)

Dimitrije Azar [GK], age 28 (MRC)
Cephas Lidston [D L], age 25 (SRS)
Alex Morrison [D C], age 26 (KSK)
Teyo Echehun [D C], age 25 (ASG)
Erling Bolander [D R], age 27 (NRH)
Nishant Gilam* [M C], age 24 (KSK)
Luke Johnson [AM LC], age 25 (KSK)
Donatien Csokonai [AM], age 22 (KSK/FFD)
Raizen Saikyomono* [RM/ST], age 26 (HIN)
Fabio Coimbra* [FW], age 31 (VLD)

Olette Coleyn [GK], age 27 (BRE)
Koit Isarn [RB], age 35 (SRS)
Kari Bardiche [LB], age 31 (NPH)
Morgan Epsom [D C], age 30 (KSK)
Gérard Olivier [D C], age 35 (KSK)
Ward Blackburn [D C], age 37 (BRE)
Inga-Lisa Jansson [RM], age 19 (NRH)
Sean Clarke [M R], age 33 (KSK)
Jacques Lebeaume [M C], age 30 (KSK)
Anders Kreissen [M L ], age 34 (KSK)
Lyndon Haynes [M L] C, age 34 (BRE)
Sigrun Holgersdottir [ST], age 24 (SVJ)
Colm McCarrigan [F C], age 34 (KSK)
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Clayquot City Football Club
Home ground: Kanard Park (32,600)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Honours: KFL Championship (2): 10, 26; runners-up: 53
Coupe des Patriotes (2): 10, 11
Notable former players: Seamus Wylten, Victor Clinton
Fanzine: Gold Star Republic
Manager: Patrick Harril

A long-established club from the capital of Etnier, Clayquot have been comfortable features of the top flight for ages yet have rarely broken out of mid-table mediocrity. They enjoy a loyal, long-suffering, and self-deprecating following, and have produced their share of world-class talent.

Clayquot stormed to the IFCF tournaments driven by Fabio Coimbra’s finishing touch and Raizen Saikyomono’s street-honed magic feet. If Alex Morrison gets as good at directing headers off corners as he is at getting to them, the sky’s the limit. Or maybe third is, can’t see them getting past Océanic or Burnaby.

Last season: 5th, 11th
Players in: Dimitrije Azar (Kingstown, τ0.35m/$1m), Erling Bolander (NGSA, τ0.26m/$0.75m)
Players out: Justin Tang (retired)

Piotr Lukowitz [GK], age 31 (KSK)
Wilsrë Quelausé* [LB], age 23 (FFD)
Kâyetá Jírraósôás [D R], age 22 (KSK/FFD)
Kassel Pokorný [D C] C, age 34 (KSK)
Stephanie Grübling [D C], age 30 (KSK)
Alex Bronson* [M C], age 30 (XAN)
Nithya Hoang [CM], age 23 (SRS)
Luo Dan [RW/ST], age 26 (YZH)
John Parker [M L ], age 25 (KSK)
Dusty Clement [F C], age 27 (BRE)
Aldo Vocani* [F C], age 42 (MRN)

Kevin Cannon [GK], age 27 (KSK)
Neil Lych [LB], age 29 (HVY)
Caleigh Smith [D C], age 35 (KSK)
Casey Lindner [D C], age 27 (KSK)
Heidi Hopkins [M RC], age 24 (KSK)
Simon Barisstan [M R], age 24 (KSK)
Mariano Lucio [AMC], age 29 (TEQ)
Rycszard Vepocojat [CM/AM], age 34 (SRS)
Arjan Singh [F C], age 34 (KSK)
Jahn Nilsson [AM/F C], age 33 (KSK)
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Coquitlam United
Home ground: Maillardville Park (20,300)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Main rivals: Burnaby SC
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 28; runners-up: 51, 52, 66
Patriotes Cup finalists: 14
Fanzine: Bear-Proof Bins
Manager: Henri Hubert; Assistant manager: Obey Chidiebere

While bearing the name of only one of them, the club represents metropolitan Burnaby's eastern suburbs, and so are often nicknamed the "Easties". Their ambitions of matching Burnaby SC have generally exceeded their actual ability to do so. In this derby rivalry, uptown/downtown and urban/suburban stereotypes are definitely in play – one of their fan songs concerns defecating into their rivals’ soy lattes.

The Easties showed they were no flash in the pan and snuck off with the silver medals and Champions League spot Burnaby thought was theirs on the final day. It was a big year for Luo Dan, Alex Bronson and Aldo Vocani, but the general consensus is that this club is at its ceiling and with core players peaking, this could be the closing of their title challenge window.

Last season: 2nd, 4th
Players in: Nithya Hoang (Jaglan Royals, $2m)
Players out: Annabel Curtis (retired)

Cale Shaughlin* [GK], age 31 (KSK)
Terrance Foley [D L], age 30 (KSK)
Brian Sanders [CB/RB] C, age 34 (CBP)
Tenmu Tsu'umutapoa [CB/DM], age 28 (HIN)
Jérémie Chasseur-Ardenne [D R], age 26 (KSK)
Cherita Sheikh-Renard [DM], age 24 (EFL)
Denig Regnault* [LW], age 31 (OAM)
Charles Linton-Arbour [M C], age 23 (KSK)
Bruno Silva [RW], age 25 (DRP/HIN)
Kaja Hekkert* [ST], age 27 (KOR)
Arsène de Saintyon [ST], age 27 (OAM)

Liam Wallace [GK], age 21 (MUR)
Hipolito Cegarra [D R], age 21 (KSK/FFD)
Benat Renak [D L], age 34 (KSK)
Richie Muguerza [LB], age 17 (MRT)
Osman Bennouna [D C], age 24 (KSK)
Maxime Deschamps [M C], age 26 (KSK)
Corinne Eriksen [DM C], age 32 (APX)
Julie Dufour [M RC], age 21 (KSK)
Kristian Mashtian [M C], age 29 (KSK)
Darin Crow [ST], age 28 (TOR)

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Club sportif de Saint-Rémy
Home ground: Stade Intersat
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Honours: KFL Championship (5): 8, 23, 55, 61, 62; runners-up: 57, 58
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 3
Rivals: CF Outineau
Fanzine: Qui a mangé tous les pogos?, Carte-cadeaux de Dieu
Notable former players: Ian Sinclair, Brayden Custworth, Adrian Tremblay-Fillon, Greta Enger

Manager: Jorge Guardia

Often referred to as CSSR for short. The club's motto "ferai valoir" roughly translates as "put it to good use" though its meaning has several religious and historical layers, such as referencing a famous battleship and some Catholic Church stuff (hence the title of an unauthorized fanzine, "God's gift card"). Among the club legends is Ian Sinclair, who played for Kelssek at six World Cups (37-42) and was the first Kelssekian footballer to play abroad when he signed for A.F.F. in Cafundéu. More recent stars include national team stalwart Brayden Custworth.

During last season fans voted out the executive board over frustration at a lack of results and the bizarre decision to sell captain, star, and fan favourite Greta Enger. While Jorge Guardia’s role in bringing the club the deux glorieuses back to back titles immunized him from the blame, the fact the team wasn’t showing signs of getting back up there means that the pitchforks could soon be coming even for him. Close isn’t close enough and armed with the million-thaler headline signing of the off-season, there can be no excuses for missing the top five this year.

Last two seasons: 8th, 8th
Players in: Kaja Hekkert (Couziers-Olympiques, τ1m/$3m)
Players out: Gabriel Davies (Passerine)


Nathan Meeks [GK], age 31 (KSK)
Ovidijus Stubbs [LWB], age 31 (BRE)
Dragan Djejić [D C], age 25 (ZRH)
Gregor Lacan [D C], age 32 (KSK)
Marius Gunder [D R], age 29 (KSK)
Genzo Tawari* [DM], age 26 (HIN)
Daniel Brown [M R], age 30 (KSK)
Anne-Marie Roux* [LW/ST], age 21 (SVG)
Ludovicus Dagnesses [AM], age 24 (FFD)
Henning Hemmingsen [ST], age 30 (DCA)
John Vandaele* [ST], age 24 (DEL)

Maiya Ovidinjus [GK], age 23 (KSK)
Alice Forsyth [D RC], age 32 (KSK)
George Nelson [LB], age 21 (EUR)
Wen West [RB], age 21 (DEL)
Tyler Blackwood [M C], age 33 (KSK)
Carson Hill [M C], age 31 (KSK)
Ciorstaidh Flegkas [CF], age 21 (KSK)
Julia Bradford [M L], age 32 (KSK)
Andrew Liew [M LR], age 20 (KSK)

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Football Club of Novonaya
Home ground: Griffin Park (39,200)
Honours: KFL National runners-up: 61
Rivals: NGSA Ulyanof
Fanzine(s): The Grand Gallop
Manager: Abbrick Faillace, age 40 (Image AUD)

After years of bouncing between second and third division, FC Novonaya has enjoyed a rise in attention, attendances, and ambitions after the refurbishment and expansion of their home stadium for the 12th Summer Olympics. The club have been putting in the investment and it’s shown some return in cementing their first-division status.

There’s no mistake that Anne-Marie Roux was carrying the team last year as it slid down the table. The directors heaved Nicholas Fieldmarsh from the manager’s office and decided it’s time to see what Abbrick Faillace can do. While the expectation is for the club to make a bid for IFCF places, a more realistic mid-table finish would be a decent year for them.

Last season: 16th, 13th
Players in: George Nelson (Falourr, τ0.35m/$1m), Ciorstaidh Flegkas (Oriannor Mountaineers, τ0.26m/$0.75m)
Players out: Caleb Roy (retired), Masashige Vachimitsu (contract expiry)


Damien Harcomb [GK], age 28 (KSK)
Tuomas Nordstrom [D R], age 22 (KSK/FFD)
Tyler Shrub* [LB], age 32 (KSK)
Anette Faure [CB], age 26 (CMT)
Irinia Wassef [CB], age 26 (SRS)
Ashton Moore* [M C] C , age 27 (EUR)
Richard MacEwan [M C], age 22 (KSK)
Tomás Guisao [M R], age 22 (KSK/FFD)
Joncis Pataiere* [M L], age 27 (OAM)
Ashton Houston [F C], age 33 (HVY)
İlham Kazimov [ST], age 22 (TMR)

Brian Pool [GK], age 26 (KSK)
David McGrath [D C], age 30 (KSK)
Ren Fang [CB], age 31 (YZH)
Russ Jenkins [D L], age 31 (KSK)
Colm Gallimh [D C], age 33 (KSK)
Anke Waechter [LW], age 16 (VAL)
Rashid Habeeb [M L], age 22 (HTK)
Kathy Franklin [D RC], age 25 (KSK)
Aja Achilles [D R/M RC], age 18 (EFL)
Dario Tule [M R], age 35 (SAJ)
Catherine Wells [F C], age 30 (KSK)

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Hamiltonian Cambria
Home ground: B.A. Johnston Field (24,700)
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★
Honours: KFL National Northern (1): 58
Rivals: Kirkenes FC
Fanzines: Dragon's Breath Mints
Manager: Johannes Sulo (Image COS)

Hamilton is an industrial city that sneers at the effete big city slickers of nearby Kirkenes, despite the fact that many residents actually commute to work there. But much like the city's post-industrial revival, Cambria is getting in touch with its cosmopolitan side and has embraced the youth movement of their odd foreign DBC-winning manager Johannes Sulo.

Turning raw youngsters into gems has been Johannes Sulo’s calling card and the new crop of signings signals it’s back to these basics for Cambria. If you don’t count the big name that got everyone’s attention, veteran full-back Tyler Shrub, who comes back to his old patch. A top-half finish would be a nice target to hit.

Previous seasons: 12th, 15th
Players in: Tyler Shrub (Rolalas τ0.35m/$1m), Aja Achilles (Dillvill Academy), Anke Waechter (Night Academy)
Players out: Angeline Subotic (retired), Marco Marchesni (retired), Colm Gallimh (retired)

Steve Longhorn [GK], age 34 (INS)
Ethan Porter [LB/LWB], age 26 (MUR)
Dylan Patterson [D C], age 31 (EUR)
Norue Busokhu* [D C], age 25 (TIO)
Jacques Peele [D RC], age 28 (KSK)
Kiera Weiram* [M C] C, age 32 (MRN)
Kyshoen Nagy [CM/AM], age 32 (OSR)
Huseyn Turunc [M LC], age 29 (KSK)
Zilar Galharretborde* [RM], age 26 (ASG)
Puxjodaskar Lohánares [AM/FW], age 22 (KSK/FFD)
Wang Yuan [ST], age 27 (CMT)

Michael Sveyn [GK], age 23 (KRY)
Scotia MacDonald [GK], age 25 (KSK)
Lance Atkinson [D L], age 24 (KSK)
Robert Rosen [D L], age 23 (FVA)
Phillippe Galiani [D C], age 32 (KSK)
Tyrone Russell [M C], age 29 (KSK)
Tyler Hodgson [LM], age 21 (PFA)
Lindsey Cowan [RM], age 34 (KSK)
Kathy Eowins [DM C], age 28 (KSK)
Oliver Amhill [RM], age 26 (KSK)
Jourdain Dupuis [F C], age 26 (KSK)
Cory Browning [F C], age 29 (KSK)

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Océanic club de football Langlois
Home ground: Stade de la Pacifique (34,400)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★★ / Training ★★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Main rivals: CF Saint-Richard
Honours: KFL Championship (8): 5, 11, 17, 19, 30, 56, 57, 66; runners-up: 49
Coupe des Patriotes (2): 2, 15; runners-up: 13
Fanzines: Coach-marde, Aux larmes salés
Manager: Danny Flint, age 54 (Image VLD)

One of the earliest football clubs to be established in Kelssek, Océanic were the local pioneers of a fluid, direct style of play that has been a lasting influence on the sport's development in Kelssek. The club’s crest references the three ancient guard towers that have defended its harbour for over five centuries. Their big rivalry is the “Derby du sel” against the smaller city on the Salt Coast, Saint-Richard. Despite the club’s historic support base being the dock workers on whose backs the city’s gilded wealth was made, for other fans the city’s wealthy, bourgeois reputation is often applied to Océanic too. After all, over the years more than one wealthy patron saw funding the club as a way to opiate the masses and redirect the pitchforks to someone else’s door. The second club to have won a double (KFL66/CdP15).

Océanic clinched the league and cup double and these are heady times at the club. Long-serving stalwarts Ryu and Uzo got to end their time at the club on a high and the machine seems ready to keep on rolling. There were some rumblings about KFL player of the year Kiera Weiram being a transfer target for bigger leagues and relief all round when the deadline came with all quiet on that front. Nothing can stop them... except a glaring lack of depth at right-back.

Last 2 seasons: 1st + Cup winner, 5th
Players in: Michael Sveyn (Secklow τ0.24m/$0.7m), Tyler Hodgson (Mancodas City, τ/$0.45m),
Players out: Atsushi Ryu (contract expiry), Forzu-Nirlo Uzo (retired)

Jason Curtin [GK], age 35 (KSK)
Marietta Tesla [LM/LB/CM], age 25 (HIN)
Joachim Elden [D C], age 32 (MBT)
Patrice Boudreau [D C], age 30 (KSK)
Imke Diskin [RB/LB], age 26 (NPH)
Marek Fifield* [CM], age 25 (NPH)
Nurullah Arslan* [CM], age 25 (SRS)
Lysander Brandis [AM C], age 32 (MYT)
Patrick Kirkland [M R], age 30 (KSK)
Erika Wolff [ST], age 34 (NPH)
Amund Evensen* [LW], age 32 (VAL)

Kendra Millaerl [GK], age 24 (KSK)
Beck Pruttan [D/M C], age 34 (NPH)
Michael Cabrallo [D R], age 28 (KSK)
Rodney Bright [D RL], age 21 (KSK)
Allison Tucker [D LC], age 23 (KSK)
Christophe Violette [AM/F C], age 22 (KSK)
Nolan Gorka [M L ], age 32 (KSK)
Conan Markowski [M C], age 33 (KSK)
Darnell Owen [F C], age 27 (KSK)
Sophie Hildebrand [AM/F C], age 24 (KSK)
Meghan Hartsdown [CM/AM], age 36 (BRE)

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Kirkenes Football Club
Home ground: Exhibition Place (38,400)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★★ / Training ★★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Honours: KFL Championship (4): 9, 18, 37, 42; runners-up: 60
Rivals: CF Outineau, Passerine, Burnaby SC
Fanzines: Rubber Pellets Digest, Centre of the Universe
Manager: Natalia Rossi (SVG); Assistant manager: Analor Avalor (KOR)

The oldest and most popular team of Kelssek's biggest city, KFC has tended to hover near the top without getting the trophies they so desperately crave. As a study in contradictions it oozes old money and the liberal cosmopolitan outlook of its city, but harbours ultras with links to organized crime known mostly for fascist salutes and indiscriminate thuggery. If there’s one Kelssek club to base the villains of a sports movie for kids on, it’s this one. During the winter months, home matches are played at Waterfront Dome with only the lower tier seats sold.

Natalia Rossi is already under pressure after her first season saw the club’s league position move backwards, and despite the staunch backing of the board. Fans who apparently expected an immediate league and cup double won’t get any less ornery in this town, they think they’re a big club and are seeing all the other big clubs do stuff. Cooler heads must conclude however that the pieces are falling into place here and it will be very surprising if KFC don’t mount a legitimate title challenge. With the biggest transfer outlay of the off-season, time to see what the investment will bring.

Players in: Victor Nyquist (Juavi, τ0.7m/$2m, Jason Margush τ0.7m/$2m)
Players out:

Myles Connely [GK] C, age 32 (HVY)
Valentijn Doorwouds [D R], age 32 (KOR)
Curtis Holman [D RC], age 23 (KSK)
Brayden Welland [D C], age 28 (KSK)
Hela Isarghie [LB/LM], age 27 (SAJ)
Reeve Sheehan [DM/CM], age 28 (BRE)
Raïf Ducharne* [M C], age 26 (KSK)
Aleksander Lukonov* [RW], age 33 (STL)
Cory Ferguson [M RC], age 23 (KSK)
Lubruose Prape [LM], age 25 (TIO)
Griogair Urquhart [FW], age 30 (DEL)
Erland Stromby* [ST], age 27 (SVJ)

Iroha Irei [GK], age 25 (HIN)
Cormac Ó Conneely [D R], age 26 (KSK)
Marc Westond [D C], age 19 (SNL)
Artair Mac Ronaigh [D L], age 25 (KSK)
Christian Arbour [D C], age 35 (KSK)
Nediljko Brajković [CB], age 16 (PAS)
Aguri Hondachi [D C], age 32 (KSK)
Nicole Boudrias [D R], age 19 (KSK)
Christine Hill [M C], age 23 (KSK)
Julian Edwards [M LC], age 34 (KSK)
Logan Wright [M RL], age 30 (KSK)
Dominic Lee [M L], age 23 (KSK)
Émîróînó Üjíkân [OM], age 20 (FFD)
Damien Holloway [F C], age 28 (KSK)

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Latrobe Athletic and Football Club
Home ground: Macquarie Docklands (55,700)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★★ / Training ★★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Rivals: Clayquot City
Honours:KFL Championship (6): 2, 14, 21, 24, 34, 53; runners-up: 55, 64, 65
IFCF Challengers Cup runners-up: 6
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 4, runners-up: 12
Fanzines: That's Not the Try Line, Jamie Toohey's Pension Plan
Notable former players: Ruslan Demetriev
Manager: Warner Dranz Image; Assistant manager: Azmi (Image SHT)

The soccer section of a multi-football club which also has a successful rugby union team. Indeed, many people who are primarily rugby fans do come to the soccer matches and vice versa. Fans of Latrobe’s 11-player round ball on grass team have gotten used to having high hopes dashed and turned into another slow march to 5th or 6th place, followed by promises that next year will bring a glorious future. That did, actually, nearly come true as they made the final of the Challengers Cup to become the first Kelssek club to get to a major international final, only to be swatted aside by SRS outfit Yassaca. Long known as Latrobe Athletic, the club made a recent identity change (KFL65).

History-making as last season was for their run to the Challengers Cup final, the league is bread and butter and there things kind of went off the rails as they missed the chance to get back onto the international stage. It’s given Warner Dranz some breathing room and a second season for this early recruits to settle in, at least. Raïf Ducharne and Aleksandr Lukonov will be the creative force for them but Stromby and Urquhart need to make the chances count if last season is going to be established as the anomaly.

Last season: 9th, 2nd
Players in: Hela Isarghie (Maal Dæmons, free), Nicole Boudrias (youth), Nediljko Brajković (Tyrysier, undisclosed)
Players out: Julian Edwards (retired)

Doug Magennis [GK], age 27 (KSK)
Jayden Clarke [RB], age 22 (SYL)
Link Smith [D C], age 31 (KSK)
Julian Hendrick [D C], age 25 (KSK)
Tegan Earrach [D L], age 23 (KSK)
Clodio Noya* [DM C], age 23 (TEQ)
Pherem Mutsuga* [M L], age 27 (HIN)
Motonobu Watanuki [CM], age 25 (KOR)
Alessandro Bella [CM/AM], age 23 (SVG)
Ivo Ilev [M R] C, age 34 (STL)
Logan Ragno* [ST], age 33 (AUD)

Slaven Bajalica [GK], age 21 (KSK/FFD)
Laura Adler [RB], age 16 (VAL)
Nolan Murphy [DM C], age 34 (KSK)
Ronnie Burton [M R], age 29 (KSK)
Eustaquio Abaya [M C], age 22 (KSK/FFD)
André Normand [M L], age 37 (KSK)
Bertrand Paré [D RC], age 24 (KSK)
Jordan Normand [AM C], age 25 (KSK)
Pfandr Oresund [F C], age 33 (SRS)
Cassie Silverton [F C], age 29 (KSK)

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Mazinaw Vanorian Football Club
Home ground: Crowchilds (18,100)
Facilities: Ground ★★ / Training ★★★ / Youth system ★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Rivals: Strathcona Internationals
Honours: KFL National South (1): 59
Fanzines: Tricky Trees
Manager: Gary Allard, age 43 (KSK); FIrst team coach: Davis Quintin

The club's name reflects the fact that Valanora's national team and football league was historically (and still might be) more popular among Kelssek soccer fans than their own national league. It’s unlikely actual Vanorians had any role in the club’s founding, but records show they were fielding teams in regional and age-group leagues with names like “Mazinaw Ibini” and “Raynor Mazinaw” in the early years.

There’s nothing like the magic of a Cup run to help fans paper over gaping holes in a club’s performances. That’s the place Mazinaw is in now and part of it is the big drop-off in quality between the starting eleven and the options on the bench. Hopes that the club can get some progress from its collection of young talent are high and that makes them a big wild card in the mid-table conversation.

Last two seasons: 15th + Cup finalist, 9th
Players in: Laura Adler (Night Academy), Jayden Clarke (Dunkirk Athletic, τ0.52m/$1.5m)
Players out: Tomás Fierro (retired), Jeremy Féarghaill (retired), Kevin Rackard (retired)

Luke Thomas* [GK], age 30 (KSK)
Alberta Turok [D C], age 28 (KSK)
Michael Erdegley [D C], age 33 (KSK)
Emma Henderson [RB], age 20 (PFA)
Kevin Taylor [LB], age 20 (TKT)
Roy Jenkins [M C] C, age 25 (KSK)
Kimiko Koizumi* [M RLC], age 27 (HIN)
Wiktor Nebojsa Dassow [C/AM], age 29 (ZRH)
Gabriel Davies* [F C], age 28 (KSK)
Kofi Jackson [F C], age 36 (KSK)
Nolan Ewing [F C], age 25 (KSK)

Joe Schlosser [GK], age 28 (KSK)
Josie Hoster [D R], age 26 (KSK)
Xaviér Lacroix [M L], age 24 (KSK)
Justin Wilson [M C], age 36 (KSK)
Jenna Malter [D L], age 37 (KSK)
Luca Jenmarsh [M R], age 25 (KSK)
Cameron Lewis [M C], age 28 (KSK)
Fredrick Coulter [CM], age 21 (KSK)

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Passerine Football Club
Home ground: Portedowns Park (26,400)
Facilities: Ground ★★ / Training ★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Rivals: Kirkenes FC
Honours: KFL National (2): 60, 66
Fanzines: Shooting From the Hipster

A merger between two financially troubled clubs based in northern Kirkenes sees them take the name of a district neither were based in and the colours of North York, the one which actually had a stadium, a trophy, and the unfortunate fraudulent cryptocurrency wallet. Oh, and win promotion too, that one’s really important. Both North York and Dun Geaf are keen to forge together their fairly similar identities as clubs close to the people, catering to members and fans not customers, and selling stadium beers at half the price of the downtown club.

Passerine have made big investments in staying in the top flight and the question is always will the changes help the team take the big step or disrupt what got them here in the first place. Gabriel Davies signing from St-Rémy will be key to watch and how he does at his new club could have a big impact on how they fare.

Last season: 1st in KFL National
Players in: Emma Henderson (Dury Juniors, $0.8m), Kevin Taylor (AFC Newcastle, free), Fredrick Coulter (Anhedron, $0.5), Wiktor Nebojsa Dassow (DD Porto Nowi), Gabriel Davies (CS St-Rémy)

Kelsey Macklin [GK], age 31 (KSK)
Lucian Wright [D C], age 21 (MUR)
Justine Bixby [D C] C, age 26 (KSK)
Angela Dupuis [D L], age 26 (KSK)
Leonie MacGhoill [D R], age 24 (KSK)
Joni Lindegaard* [CM], age 21 (NRH)
Nicholas Knox [RM], age 23 (FVA)
Colton Wynter [M C], age 22 (TKT)
Tatiana Breathnach [LW], age 22 (KSK)
Auðbjörg Bjørnsdóttir* [FW], age 34 (GRF)
Liang Wei [ST], age 21 (YZH)

Daniel Vergland [D L], age 23 (KSK)
Hayden Prince [M C], age 28 (KSK)
Lee Allen [GK], age 23 (KSK)
Kayley Lundberg [D C], age 32 (KSK)
Hayden Roberts [M C], age 23 (KSK)
Joscelyn Monroe [RW], age 36 (NPH)
Peadar Smythe [M C], age 23 (KSK)
Guilliame Laganière [M RC], age 24 (KSK)
Madison Korrbs [AM C], age 27 (KSK)
Benjamin Miyamoto [LM], age 21 (KSK)
Adnan Jurevicius [ST], age 36 (COS)
Caleb Greening [F C], age 21 (KSK)
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Saintsport Heath
Home ground: Admiralty Terrace (7,600)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★★
Fanzines: Sacred Sheep
Honours: KFL National (1): 65; runners-up: 63
Manager: Remy Holmes, age 41 (MUR)

A plucky team which has recently risen from the third division thanks to shiny new facilities. The pride of the rusty port city that gets between the city of Redswyth and the open ocean. Well, pride of the soccer fans at least; metropolitan Redswyth is rugby country and round balls are looked upon with suspicion and disdain.

Saintsport survived comfortably in developments that have definitely cemented Remy Holmes’s cult on the northern coast of Noua Cymru. There are some incipient problems as their strike force is looking a little long in the tooth and all those transfer targets wanted money and stuff. They’ve got to keep their eyes on the prize, though – they were helped by a glut of underperforming clubs last year and avoiding relegation is going to be a bigger task this time.

Last two seasons: 13th, 1st in KFL National
Players in: Benjamin Miyamoto (Ancarea, $0.5m)

Tomasz Janaczek [GK], age 35 (DEL)
Tzevaada Muur* [D L], age 27 (MRN)
Tara Kreidel* [CB], age 24 (CDG)
Jordan Ilic [D C], age 33 (KSK)
Russell McDougal [D R], age 22 (KSK)
Rémond Leste [D/M C], age 25 (KSK)
Coalan O'Reilly [AM C], age 27 (MUR)
Cory Grossman [M C], age 25 (KSK)
Kai Fukushima [M R], age 25 (KSK)
Rainier Froboess [AM/F C], age 26 (KSK)
Brion Stienno* [ST] C, age 30 (SRS)

Denise Witt [GK], age 23 (KSK)
Kurispin Moloses [D R], age 19 (KSK/FFD)
Shane Reilly [D L], age 27 (KSK)
Nikolai Seabury [D CLR], age 24 (KSK)
Dylan McTavish [M C], age 33 (KSK)
Loisé Camserhe [D C], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Bryce Graughan [M C], age 31 (KSK)
Timurdogan Yerli [MC/AMC], age 22 (TMR)
Aaron Lyybeck [AM C], age 19 (KSK)
Peter Marsh [LM/LW], age 22 (FVA)
Coretta Corcrain [M R], age 36 (BRE)
Brent Valiser [F C], age 32 (KSK)
Tatjana Pistor [F C], age 24 (KSK)

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Shearwater Football Club
Home ground: Kingswharf (40,500)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★★
Main rivals: Langlois Océanic
Fanzines: Southwest Stand Dispatch, Yellow Brick Road
Honours: KFL Championship (2): 36, 40
Notable former players: Shaheen Taleb, Karen
Manager: Ryan Potter, age 48 (KSK); Asst. manager: Tomás Fierro, age 37 (CEN/KSK)

Founded as a recreational club by personnel of the Shearwater naval base, the club continues to have strong links with the Kelssek Navy. Their stadium is across the harbour from the base in the former docklands of downtown Breton, the largest city and capital of Haligonia. Comfortable fixtures of the top division, they’ve long been in the tough spot of being good enough for their players to keeping getting poached by top clubs but not good enough to fend off that interest.

Things are humming at Kingswharf as the club feels like they’re a legitimate contender now with their second straight year in the top five.

Last two seasons: 4th, 3rd
Players in: Kurispin Moloses (youth), Nikolai Seabury (Trimidau Rukiya, τ0.17m/$0.5m), Timurdogan Yerli (Sitka Valley, τ0.25m)
Players out: Karen (contract expiry), Ronan Macpadraig (Trenton AC, free)

Cassie Mrythe [GK] C , age 27 (KSK)
Artem Baldov [RB], age 19 (KSK)
Garrett O'Shea [CB], age 22 (KSK)
Karina Wilkinson [CB], age 20 (HAN)
Lucy Elton [LB], age 26 (KSK)
Benoný Ísarrsson* [DM], age 22 (GRF)
Ruslan Demetriev* [CM], age 36 (KSK)
Amandine Radjen [RW], age 26 (KSK)
Declan Phillips [LW], age 31 (KSK)
Ilan Milanovic [ST], age 36 (KSK)
Lyall Murphy* [LW/ST], age 27 (SCT/QUE)

Oregon Lévesque [CB], age 21 (KSK)
Celestino Dutto [CM], age 21 (SVG)
Alex Domingue [CM], age 31 (KSK)
Jonathan Vauhkonen [CM], age 26 (KSK)
Eowyn Jones [RW], age 28 (KSK)
Joseph Denham [AM RC], age 23 (KSK)
Tim Pitter [RW/ST], age 31 (KSK)
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Star of Confederation
Home ground: The Domain (22,565)
Honours: KFL National runners-up: 66
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★ / Youth recruitment ★
Fanzine(s): Das Kapital

It’s been a long time since the Neorvins team has been in the top flight, and the club have pulled out all the stops to get here including the eyebrow-raising recruitment of manager Margerie Pax, who promptly secured promotion for Confederation. Sports culture can be a little odd in the federal capital, as there’s a high proportion of transplants with pre-existing loyalties. But since football has shallower cultural roots for most people in Kelssek, the club are hoping to take advantage of the greater breathing room to claim allegiances.

Ambitious is the word to describe this club and while challenging the top of table is still a long way off, their transfer moves were statement-making. The biggest of these statements was getting the signature of former Kelssek captain Ruslan Demetriev, who completely rejects the idea that he’s not as good as he used to be, as well one of the most expensive fees of the off-season for the striker Lyall Murphy. The KFL is a bit past the point where that would be enough to guarantee staying out of the bottom three, but it’s hard to see Confederation failing to do so right now.

Manager: Margerie Pax, age 47 (CMT)
Last season: 2nd in KFL National
Players in: Karina Wilkinson (Pearl City Utd), Ruslan Demetriev (Workers Union, τ0.3m/$0.9m), Benoný Ísarrsson (Fort Viljan Nrthn, τ0.28m/$0.8m), Celestino Dutto (San Ludovico), Ilan Milanovic (Hamiltonian Cambria), Lyall Murphy (Mipojoseon, τ0.7m/$2m)

Laurel Tinker-Witt [GK], (ZWZ)
Astrid Lodgen [D LR], age 27 (KSK)
Chris Stevens* [D C], age 30 (ETN)
Nene Shibata [D C], age 27 (HIN)
Waleeda Hollis-Park [D R], age 22 (EFL)
Zaamil Abed-Louis [DM C], age 24 (EFL)
Rémy Dionne* [LM/CM], age 32 (KSK)
Jonathan Berton-Fleury [M C] C, age 28 (KSK)
Andrey Yusupov [M RC], age 30 (KSK)
Bryan Hartpoach [M L], age 23 (KSK)
Bratislav Rukavina* [F C], age 28 (PAS)
Chung Seo-Yeon [LW/CF/ST], age 25 (HIN)

Peter Collan [GK], age 32 (KSK)
Kelsey Lore [D RC], age 23 (KSK)
Carey Mason [D L ], age 29 (KSK)
Teadgh Brewer [D C], age 25 (KSK)
Ilan Markowicz [M C], age 34 (KSK)
Rhys Dadit [M C], age 25 (KSK)
Doner Grrhonomó [AM C], age 22 (KSK/FFD)
Lynne Crossley [RW], age 19 (TMB)
Sean Donnelly [AM C], age 32 (KSK)
Laura Millclef [AM/F C], age 26 (KSK)
Hayden Phelan [F C], age 32 (KSK)

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Strathcona Internationals
Home ground: Bowreach (34,900)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Rivals: Mazinaw Vanorian, NGSA Ulyanof
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 59
Patriotes Cup (1): 12
Vilitan Cove Invitational (1): 11/KFL66
KFL National South (1): 53
Fanzines: To the Ends of the Earth, MPB: Mosh Pit of the Bourgeoisie

Founded by expatriate labourers to play in the city leagues during the industrial era, the club originated and is named after a working-class district of Vickery. Ironically, it’s now gentrification central where abandoned warehouse punk rock venues rub up against glass-tower condos. While not one of the traditional big clubs, Strathcona are coached by one of Kelssek’s footballing legends, there or thereabouts has been where Strathcona has hovered the last few years. They’re also the first Kelssek club to have won a major international tournament, albeit one whose rules sort of imply it is not itself a “major” tournament, as rival fans will point out.

The Vilitan Cove Invitational looks really good in the trophy display, but Strathcona’s main task is to get back into the top five. They find themselves more of hanging on to the back end of the country’s elite, which is not so bad in the end, but not what people go into competitive sports for.

Manager: François Saint-Louis
Last 2 seasons: 7th, 12th
Players in: Rémy Dionne (South Laithland, τ0.35m/$1m)
Players out: Marko Kotalczyk (retired)

Hildur Eiríksdóttir [GK], age 32 (KSK)
Alisen Mitrovic* [D R], age 31 (KSK)
Eoin Bream [D C], age 21 (KSK)
Blake Carter [D C], age 33 (KSK)
Carey Mason [D L], age 29 (KSK)
Jeremy Carey [M RC], age 20 (EUR)
Adam Callaghan [M C], age 26 (KSK)
Kurosh Rostami [LM], age 24 (SRS)
Yohan Millar* [RM], age 31 (EFL)
Taylor Alfred [AM/F LC] C, age 30 (KSK)
Dan Antoninsson* [CF/SS], age 34 (GRF)

Vladimir Perunovic [GK], age 22 (KSK/FFD)
Harold Archer [D R], age 23 (KSK)
Gregor MacLean [M R], age 29 (KSK)
Valgarður Benediktsson [M C], age 31 (KSK)
Sakari Cantù [RW], age 20 (PFA)
Yolandi Heimat [M C], age 36 (NPH)
Vincent Price [F C], age 26 (KSK)

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Torbay Thunder
Home stadium: Armidale Plain (10,300)
Fanzine(s): (Thor Pun Here)
Honours: KFL National (1): 61

Based in the capital of Kewatin on the rocky Fjordlands, a part of the country where rugby is the dominant sport, Thunder have often had to struggle just to get people to see soccer as worth their time. Former Kelssek international Niall Jenkins sat on the bench for World Cup 55 and is full of stories of the past generation's legends which supposedly get more mythical with every team talk.

Torbay have yo-yoed back into a top flight that’s only getting more intensively competitive. It was tough sledding getting back here and while no one will definitely write them off, this is going to be a struggle. They haven’t been able to boost the squad’s skill level like Passerine and Confederation have done, but the real experience of being in that relegation fight is one thing they do have over the clubs that came up with them.

Manager: Niall Jenkins
Last two seasons: 4th KFL Natl, 18th
Players in: Jeremy Carey (Harkdown, τ0.17m/$0.5m), Kurosh Rostami (Damogran, free), Sakari Cantù (Sarim Potato, τ0.17m/$0.5m)
PLayers out: Rhys Williams (contract expiry)



Transfers in
Name                  Pos    Age    Nat     From                         To                     Fee
Laura Adler RB 16 VAL Night Academy VAL Mazinaw Vanorian undisc
Anke Waechter LW 16 VAL Night Academy VAL Hamiltonian Cambria undisc
Nithya Hoang CM 23 SRS Jaglan Royals SRS Coquitlam United 2
Jayden Clarke RB 22 SYL Dunkirk Athletic SYL Mazinaw Vanorian 1.5
Xena Allste RM/RW 23 CMT Chromatik State Univ CMT CF Saint-Richard 0
Ruslan Demetriev M C 36 KSK Workers Union EUR Star of Confederation undisc
Benoný Ísarrsson DM 22 GRF Fort Viljan Nrth TKT Star of Confederation 0.8
Victor Nyquist MC 26 VAL Juavi FC VAL Kirkenes 2
Benjamin Miyamoto LM 21 KSK Ancarea FC TKT Saintsport Heath 0.5
Fredrick Coulter CM 21 KSK Anhedron Wanderers TKT Passerine 0.5
Bruno Boulerice CM 22 KSK Anhedron Wanderers TKT CF Saint-Richard 0.5
Ciorstaidh Flegkas CF 21 KSK Oriannor Mtneers TKT FC Novonaya 0.75
Tyler Shrub LB 32 KSK Rolalas FC VAL Hamiltonian Cambria 1
Jason Margush ST 28 NPH Newrook City NPH Kirkenes 2
Emma Henderson RB 20 PFA Dury Juniors PFA Passerine 0.8
Tyler Hodgson LM 21 PFA Mancodas City PFA Langlois Oceanic 0.45
Sakari Cantù RW 20 PFA Sarim Potato FC PFA Torbay Thunder 0.5
Kevin Taylor LB 20 TKT AFC Newcastle MUR Passerine 0
Kaja Hekkert ST 27 KOR Couziers-Olympiques KOR CS Saint-Rémy 3
Gestur Torsteinsson RB 29 GRF Fort Viljan Northern TKT ASC Arvika 1
Jeremy Carey RCM 20 EUR Harkdown EUR Torbay Thunder 0.5
Lyall Murphy LW/ST 27 SCT/QUE Mipojoseon QUE Star of Confederation 2
Ronan Bryan CF 19 EUR Carsby EUR ASC Arvika 1
Michael Sveyn GK 23 KRY Secklow KRY Langlois Oceanic 0.7
George Nelson LB 21 EUR Falourr EUR FC Novonaya 1
Wiktor Nebojsa Dassow AM C 29 ZRH DD Porto Nowi ZRH Passerine 1
Remy Dionne M LC 32 KSK South Laithland NPH Strathcona Intls 1
Drystan Tudor AM C 20 DEL Steckholl United DEL CF Outineau 1.7
Nikolai Seabury D CLR 24 ZWZ Trimidau Rukiya PFA Shearwater 0.5
Celestino Dutto CM 21 SVG San Ludovico SVG Star of Confederation
Karina Wilkinson CB 20 HAN Pearl City United HAN Star of Confederation
Kurosh Rostami LM 24 SRS Damogran SRS Torbay Thunder
Aja Achilles D/M RC 18 EFL Dillvill Academy EFL Hamiltonian Cambria
Richie Muguerza LB 17 MRT New Fligsive's MRT CS Saint-Remy


Transfers out
Name                  Pos    Age  Nat   From                 To                          Fee
Ryan Dumont D C 35 KSK Strathcona Intls Bassabook Old Boys ZWZ 0
Mason Karven AM/F C 23 KSK Colwynian Vale Usmer EUR 2.5

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Postby Kelssek » Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:49 pm

Matchweek 1
“We begin with the tough questions; it’s opening weekend for the KFL and it’s the defending champions away to the runners-up of the previous season. It’s a chance to fire the opening shots of this new season, Coquitlam vs. Océanic, and it’s live!...”

“Great ball by Weiram! And Wang Yuan is onside here! He’s through and Langlois with... and an amazing tackle from Quelausé!! Wang Yuan looks to the referee with but that was as clean as you like. Quelausé made up twenty yards to catch him and had to be inch perfect, he saw his chance and lunged in at just the right moment!! It stays nil-nil here!”

“...blocked by Pokorny! The ball is still loose! Nagy...!! And it’s Kyoshen Nagy who breaks the stalemate! Pinball in the box and with eleven minutes to go Océanic take the lead!”


TORBAY STORMS TO WIN
First match back in the top flight and Dan Antoninsson powers Torbay to a big win against Clayquot.
CFO UNDONE BY RUKAVINA MASTERCLASS
The new-look CF Outineau brought thrilling, intricate buildup play, and got dissected with a brilliant hat trick by Bratislav Rukavina.

BURNABY SCRAPES THROUGH PASSERINE SCARE
Frederick Coulter and Gabriel Davies put newly-promoted Passerine 2-0 up against the Centurions, who stormed back to win with goals from Ikra Yonte, Andreas Bjerk, and Pierre Vasseur.


Coquitlam United 0–1 Langlois Océanic
CF Outineau 2–3 Strathcona Intls
Latrobe Athletic 2–0 Association Ariddienne
Passerine 2–3 Burnaby SC
CF Saint-Richard 2–0 ASC Arvika
Saintsport Heath 0–0 Hamiltonian Cambria
FC Novonaya 0–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
CS Saint-Rémy 0–0 Kirkenes FC
Torbay Thunder 3–2 Clayquot City
Shearwater FC 1–0 Star of Confederation


Matchweek 2
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Not as expected: Latrobe manager Warner Dranz looking glum as his side’s first major test of the season develops into a 4-1 thawcking by an invigorated-looking CF Outineau. (Gerry Maldane/Kelssek Press Agency)

Strathcona Intls 1–1 Langlois Océanic
Star of Confederation 1–2 Coquitlam United
Clayquot City 4–3 Shearwater FC
Kirkenes FC 3–1 Torbay Thunder
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–0 CS Saint-Rémy
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–4 FC Novonaya
ASC Arvika 4–2 Saintsport Heath
Burnaby SC 2–0 CF Saint-Richard
Association Ariddienne 2–0 Passerine
CF Outineau 4–1 Latrobe Athletic


Matchweek 3
Ruslan Demetriev thunderthwacks a corner flag into next month after scoring Star of Confederation’s second goal in a shock win over defending champions Langlois Oceanic
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Bernard Despatie with a point blank save to stop Saintsport equalizing
184 comments

Martin Gregoire: Funny what a big win can do. Natalia Rossi’s doubters suddenly really quiet.
724 comments

Latrobe 2-[3] Strathcona - Lynne Crossley scores from a ridiculous angle
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CF Saint-Richard 2–0 Association Ariddienne
Challengers Cup qualifying round 1st leg
Chromatik (CMT) 0-2 Coquitlam
Shearwater 2-1 Izotz Zubia (AUD)

Saintsport Heath 2–3 Burnaby SC
FC Novonaya 2–1 ASC Arvika
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 Hamiltonian Cambria
Torbay Thunder 4–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
Latrobe Athletic 3–3 Strathcona Intls
Passerine 1–3 CF Outineau
Shearwater FC 2–6 Kirkenes FC
Coquitlam United 2–3 Clayquot City
Langlois Océanic 0–2 Star of Confederation


Matchweek 4
Strathcona Intls 4–1 Star of Confederation
Challengers Cup qualifying round 2nd leg
Coquitlam 1-1 Chromatik (3-1 agg)
Izotz Zubia (AUD) 1-1 Shearwater (2-3 agg)

Clayquot City 1–4 Langlois Océanic
Kirkenes FC 0–2 Coquitlam United
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–1 Shearwater FC
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–0 Torbay Thunder
ASC Arvika 2–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Burnaby SC 5–2 FC Novonaya
Association Ariddienne 1–0 Saintsport Heath
CF Outineau 4–1 CF Saint-Richard
Latrobe Athletic 4–2 Passerine


Kelssek’s clubs are in the world ascendancy as Coquitlam and Shearwater both confirmed their places in the Challengers Cup group stage with wins against showpiece opposition. Shearwater held Zozi to a draw on their trip to Audioslavia to eliminate a team that’s won this competition and were Champions League finalists last year.

Océanic fans think they’ve got a shot a advancing to the knockout stages as the Champions League draw gave them a group with Olympia, La Nueva Avenida, and Bastion. There’s no easy groups in this tournament but going by coefficient rankings it’s on the more favourable side for Océanic. And it’s certainly a better chance compared with being in some of the other ones like having Hondo, Cazadores, and Jinja City all ready to feast on the tender flesh of poor Dury FC.

Matchweek 5
Heartbreak for Passerine as Bryan Hartpoach’s injury-time strike denies club its first Championship point in nine-goal thriller
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Post-match discussion: Océanic 4-2 Kirkenes
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Other clubs are laughing at us. They love this Rossi train wreck. I can’t understand how the board can defend this. What’s the use of fan reps when the board ignores them? We need to vote them out and put a resolution to fire Rossi. Enough is enough.

| So do what St-Remy did? Where has that gotten them? They’re more likely to get relegated than win the league right now. And they actually have titles in living memory.
This club has gone from laughable to steaming shit in just 12 months
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| Langlois are the fucking defending double winners you clown. You’re not worth having a conversation with if you seriously think a loss to them is the end of the world. All this shows is that we’re still a ways a way. But the patterns are being established and the team are clearly improving. You refuse to see that and you want to burn everything down and start again? Where’s that going to leave this club?
| | You really want to double down on this bullshit? What in the fuck are you smoking that you see this club improving? Maybe take your head out your arse and look at facts, fact is we’re 9th right now, we’ve gone backwards with Rossi, and it’s time to acknowledge this experiment has failed and get back to real football not this fancy possession bullshit. If I have to watch them pass the ball around in their own half all year I’m going to claw my eyes out with a rake
What was Rossi thinking. Anyone could see Margush was tempting fate, anyone whose played League Manager would have subbed him. If Rossi doesn’t trust Owen why’s he still at the club?
| Rossi didn’t tell him to throw an elbow like that. And I can’t believe that VAR didn’t intervene because that was never a red. So maybe put the blame where it belongs?
Everyone was all talking up these signings but it’s more of the same crap! Who is scouting these players? How can Rossi stand up and accept this? This is completely incompetent if she actually said, yes these are the guys I want.
| Media were fawning all over Rossi when she was hired but if players like Nicole Kirkpatrick won’t come here, then I don’t know what the point of having an internationally “famous” manager is.

Passerine 4–5 Strathcona Intls
CF Saint-Richard 0–0 Latrobe Athletic
Saintsport Heath 2–4 CF Outineau
FC Novonaya 1–0 Association Ariddienne
CS Saint-Rémy 0–1 Burnaby SC
Torbay Thunder 0–0 ASC Arvika
Shearwater FC 0–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
Coquitlam United 0–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
Langlois Océanic 4–2 Kirkenes FC
Star of Confederation 1–2 Clayquot City


Matchday 6
Torbay are riding high with a great start to the season but they couldn’t stop the Burnaby juggernaut as the Centurions recorded a sixth straight win. CF Outineau kept up the early chase and stayed three points behind the leaders as Thimiscles Seanclair pulled off a couple of dramatic saves to stave off a comeback fight which saw Henning Hemmingsen score from the edge of the area to give the home side a scare. That was Novonaya’s first loss but it leaves them riding high in 5th spot. Passerine’s defensive struggles continued as they suffered a 6th straight loss against a St-Richard team which was happy to take what the home side gave them.

Strathcona Intls 1–1 Clayquot City
Champions League group stage
Olympia (EFL) 0-1 Océanic

Challengers Cup group stage
Royal Rumiatzi (ASG) 1-2 Shearwater
Coquitlam 2-2 Ibini (VAL)
Burnaby 2-2 Mipojoseon (QUE)

Liga B Trophy group stage
Confederation 3-4 Chatswood (NPH)
Astograth Univ (ASG) 1-1 Sitka Valley
Notegia (KRY) 0-2 Passerine

Kirkenes FC 2–1 Star of Confederation
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–0 Langlois Océanic
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–1 Coquitlam United
ASC Arvika 2–1 Shearwater FC
Burnaby SC 1–0 Torbay Thunder
Association Ariddienne 1–2 CS Saint-Rémy
CF Outineau 3–2 FC Novonaya
Latrobe Athletic 1–0 Saintsport Heath
Passerine 2–4 CF Saint-Richard


Matchday 7
Coquitlam United 5–1 ASC Arvika
Langlois Océanic 2–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
Star of Confederation 0–3 Mazinaw Vanorian
Clayquot City 0–0 Kirkenes FC
CF Saint-Richard 0–2 Strathcona Intls
Saintsport Heath 1–0 Passerine
FC Novonaya 0–2 Latrobe Athletic
CS Saint-Rémy 1–3 CF Outineau
Torbay Thunder 2–3 Association Ariddienne
Shearwater FC 1–1 Burnaby SC


Matchday 8
PRESSURE CHAMBER
All eyes were on the under-pressure Kirkenes manager Natalia Rossi when Bratislav Rukavina gave Strathcona an early lead but Kirkenes stormed back in stellar fashion to stun their hosts with four unanswered goals. It’s an important win that brings them into 6th.

BYE BYE BIRDIE?
The horror for Passerine continues as the club saw their chance at earning its first Championship point slip away when Anne-Marie Roux netted Novonaya’s winner on 84 minutes. Relegation’s not decided after eight matches, but they are nailed to the bottom of the table in a pretty scary way.

WILD BLUE YONTE
Ikra Yonte’s blast from 25 yards cancelled out a brace from Luo Dan as the Battle of Burnaby ended in a 2-2 draw. That equalizer kept Burnaby top of the table as CF Outineau also were held at home by Torbay.


Mazinaw Vanorian 1–3 Clayquot City
Champions League group stage
Océanic 2-3 Bastion (EUR)

Challengers Cup group stage
Shearwater 0-1 Mâ Âlâmëómë (FFD)
Colonial Sile (VIL) 1-1 Coquitlam
Cednia Beach (TUR) 5-2 Burnaby

Liga B Trophy group stage
North Spire (KRY) 1-1 Confederation
Sitka Valley 1-3 Olym Arkintoofle (SRS)
Passerine 2-1 Adelaide (VLD)
Hamiltonian Cambria 3–2 Star of Confederation
ASC Arvika 1–4 Langlois Océanic
Burnaby SC 2–2 Coquitlam United
Association Ariddienne 2–3 Shearwater FC
Strathcona Intls 1–4 Kirkenes FC
CF Outineau 1–1 Torbay Thunder
Latrobe Athletic 3–0 CS Saint-Rémy
Passerine 2–3 FC Novonaya
CF Saint-Richard 1–0 Saintsport Heath


Matchday 9
Defending champions Océanic started the weekend in third place, after an opening two months that saw the main tussle at the top being between CF Outineau and Burnaby. The clash between Shearwater and Outineau on Saturday Soccer saw the hosts put in a real hard-nosed effort to grind out a 1-0 win after Brent Valiser capitalized on a misplaced clearance to set up Peter Marsh for what turned out to be the winner in the 19th minute.

Then the top of the table was turned upside down as Océanic hosted Burnaby and turned on the style. The visitors didn’t know what hit them as Wang Yuan, Tyler Hodgson, and Kyshoen Nagy all found the net in the first 20 minutes. Burnaby scrambled to stop the bleeding and managed to hold on to half time before conceding again. That wasn’t even the end of it, as Wang Yuan completed the hat-trick as a delirious crowd at the Pacifique cheered a 5-0 lead. Burnaby scored a couple but there wasn’t any serious chance Océanic was going to let this slip. It finished 6-2 with Océanic top of the table on the goal difference over Burnaby which they’d just racked up.

Saintsport Heath 2–2 Strathcona Intls
FC Novonaya 1–2 CF Saint-Richard
CS Saint-Rémy 1–1 Passerine
Torbay Thunder 2–2 Latrobe Athletic
Shearwater FC 1–0 CF Outineau
Coquitlam United 1–0 Association Ariddienne
Langlois Océanic 6–2 Burnaby SC
Star of Confederation 1–1 ASC Arvika
Clayquot City 2–3 Hamiltonian Cambria
Kirkenes FC 3–2 Mazinaw Vanorian


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National Independent Sports @NatlIndepSports
CS St-Rémy has announced that manager Jorge Guardia has agreed to a mutual termination of his contract. “The club thanks Mr. Guardia for his years of dedication. The club and supporters will always remember his role in winning back-to-back KFL Championship titles. However all good things come to an end and it was decided the time is right for the club to seek a new direction.”

Thomas Brodif @ThomasBrodifNSN
After a 1-1 draw against bottom side Passerine gave the newly-promoted outfit its first-ever point in the top flight, the writing was on the wall at St-Rémy. According to sources CSSR favours someone already familiar with KFL in new manager search.

Matchweek 10
The struggle continues for Mazinaw as defeat in the Battle of Conyria intra-provincial derby marked a third straight loss. With a managerial sacking already on the books, is Gary Allard’s position under question?

CENTURIONS OUTFLANKED
Burnaby are held to a draw by Star of Confederation in a result that sees them falling behind the early leaders as Oceanic aim to defend the title with CF Outineau one point off as the early challengers.

LUKONOV LIGHTS IT UP
Latrobe got an important win against Shearwater to force themselves back into the title conversation – they’re two points off in third place.

[Martin Gregoire] Hearing that François St-Louis turned down an offer to become St-Rémy manager. Unclear why CSSR thinks he’d want to leave a club where he’s secure and pushing for a top five finish for a massive rebuilding project under heavy pressure.


Association Ariddienne 0–4 Langlois Océanic
Champions League group stage
La Nueva Avenida 1-1 Océanic

Challengers Cup group stage
Royal Rumiatzi (ASG) 1-2 Shearwater
Coquitlam 2-2 Ibini (VAL)
Burnaby 2-2 Mipojoseon (QUE)

Liga B Trophy group stage
Confederation 3-4 Coastal Corsairs (FPT)
Hawabark (BNJ) 4-1 Sitka Valley
Cochin (PFA) 0-5 Passerine

Strathcona Intls 3–2 Mazinaw Vanorian
Hamiltonian Cambria 5–4 Kirkenes FC
ASC Arvika 0–3 Clayquot City
Burnaby SC 1–1 Star of Confederation
Latrobe Athletic 1–0 Shearwater FC
Passerine 0–2 Torbay Thunder
CF Saint-Richard 1–3 CS Saint-Rémy
Saintsport Heath 0–1 FC Novonaya
CF Outineau 1–0 Coquitlam United


Burnaby continued to find it hard to close out matches as for the second match in a row, they conceded a late equalizer to squander their efforts. Bernard Despatie has not looked his best in goal, but there’s plenty of blame to go around as the club finds itself chasing the pack both at home and abroad at this early stage. It’s hard to gauge where they should be as most fans will agree the KFL’s ranking as the 10th-best league in the world is a bit of a fluke based on Latrobe’s miracle run to the Challengers Cup final. Yet Mipojoseon was a winnable match and the points dropped could be fatal to advancing.

On the other hand, Coquitlam did well to hold Ibini to a 2-2 draw and Shearwater took care of business with an away win in Astograth against Royal Rumiatzi, a team which has a Cup Winners’ Cup in the trophy cabinet.

Matchweek 11
NSN Football @NSN_Football
Galharretborde is on the ball after some corner chaos to net the equalizer in a thrilling back-and-forth contest between table toppers Oceanic and Outineau. All square which means Oceanic remains one point ahead at the top.

Hoof! Magazine @HOOF_it
For the second year in a row, Shearwater seems to be struggling with midweek international fixtures on top of the domestic schedule. Despite bringing in new players and expanding the squad, they’re doing notably worse than the other IFCF participants. What gives?

SportsInfo @SportsInfo
Martin Gregoire: Rossi’s transfer dealings are getting the job done for Kirkenes, but a clear-out of older players is still needed

NSN Football @NSN_Football
FT: 1-1. Disappointing Burnaby fails to make chances pay in draw against Clayquot, missing chance to go top. Third middling draw in a row and they’re not winning any prizes at this rate.

CS Saint-Rémy 0–1 Saintsport Heath
Torbay Thunder 1–0 CF Saint-Richard
Shearwater FC 4–1 Passerine
Coquitlam United 3–2 Latrobe Athletic
Langlois Océanic 4–4 CF Outineau
Star of Confederation 0–1 Association Ariddienne
Clayquot City 1–1 Burnaby SC
Kirkenes FC 4–1 ASC Arvika
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
FC Novonaya 2–4 Strathcona Intls


Matchweek 12
FRESH FROM THE DUGOUT
Arvika 0-1 Mazinaw (FT): Pherem Mutsuga curled in a free kick to make sure Davis Quintin wins his first match as interim manager at Mazinaw Vanorian following the sacking of Gary Allard. A timely win that moved them past Saintsport and out of the relegation zone.

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Amund Evensen hails the travelling fans after scoring the winner for Kirkenes against Burnaby. A massive goal in the Anglian Classic, with big implications for the title race.

PAYING THE PENALTY
Latrobe players felt hard done by as a penalty decision went against them and were reduced to 10 players with Brayden Welland picking up a second booking. Cory Browning was on the spot to score what stood as the winner for Oceanic, a goal that ensured they remain top of the league by a point over CF Outineau.
DARK PLACES
Passerine’s dismal run continues with a deflating collapse at home to Coquitlam. Now winless in 12 matches. “You need to keep your hope, but it’s really hard when it goes on like this,” says a despondent Frederick Coulter.

Burnaby SC 0–1 Kirkenes FC
Champions League group stage
Océanic 1-2 La Nueva Avenida (FFD)

Challengers Cup group stage
Shearwater 1-5 Crystopolis City
Teussen Stelburg 1-3 Coquitlam
Wexax 2-4 Burnaby

Liga B Trophy group stage
Coastal Corsairs 1-3 Confederation
Sitka Valley 2-1 Hawabark
Passerine 1-1 Cochin

Strathcona Intls 2–2 Hamiltonian Cambria
ASC Arvika 0–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
Association Ariddienne 0–4 Clayquot City
CF Outineau 4–1 Star of Confederation
Latrobe Athletic 0–1 Langlois Océanic
Passerine 1–2 Coquitlam United
CF Saint-Richard 0–1 Shearwater FC
Saintsport Heath 2–2 Torbay Thunder
FC Novonaya 0–2 CS Saint-Rémy


Matchweek 13
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Dan Antoninsson's blazing hot form scorched Novonaya 2-0 and launched Torbay into the IFCF conversation.

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Former Burnaby and Red Stars manager Calean Reamsey has been appointed manager at CS St-Rémy and his first match in charge is a nine goal barn-burner that ends with a loss to Strathcona as Bratislav Rukavina bagged a hat trick. This is not a good sign, guys.

Shearwater FC 0–2 Saintsport Heath
Coquitlam United 1–1 CF Saint-Richard
Langlois Océanic 1–0 Passerine
Star of Confederation 1–2 Latrobe Athletic
Clayquot City 2–4 CF Outineau
Kirkenes FC 2–2 Association Ariddienne
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–3 Burnaby SC
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–1 ASC Arvika
CS Saint-Rémy 4–5 Strathcona Intls
Torbay Thunder 2–0 FC Novonaya


Matchweek 14
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SportsInfo @SportsInfo
Shots fired in the Derby du sel! Karina Jacobsen punishes some sloppy set-piece defending, gives St-Richard the equalizer, and denies Oceanic the victory!

Hoof! Magazine @HOOF_IT
Passerine’s finally got a second point. Still winless in 14. It’s really not working out how they thought it would.

SportsInfo @SportsInfo
Another rivalry clash, another draw. War of the Crowns ends 2-2 and Outineau fails to capitalize on Oceanic’s slip-up and miss their chance to go top. It’s also an important point for Kirkenes to keep them in the top five.

Passerine 3–3 Star of Confederation
Champions League group stage
Bastion 1-2 Océanic

Challengers Cup group stage
Mâ Âlâmëómë 1-2 Shearwater
Coquitlam 1-3 Colonial Sile
Burnaby 5-1 Cednia Beach

Liga B Trophy group stage
Confederation 3-2 North Spire
Olym Arkintoofle 2-1 Sitka Valley
Adelaide 3-0 Passerine

CF Saint-Richard 1–1 Langlois Océanic
Saintsport Heath 3–0 Coquitlam United
FC Novonaya 0–2 Shearwater FC
CS Saint-Rémy 3–4 Torbay Thunder
Strathcona Intls 3–3 ASC Arvika
Burnaby SC 1–0 Hamiltonian Cambria
Association Ariddienne 1–2 Mazinaw Vanorian
CF Outineau 2–2 Kirkenes FC
Latrobe Athletic 3–3 Clayquot City


“Longhorn had to stretch to get it!... but that’s put away on the rebound by Laborious Hawk! He’s undeniable! Bastion are ahead, 1-0!”

“...Nagy goes down and the referee points to the spot! Oceanic have a penalty and a chance to get back into this game... Jourdain Dupis steps up... and blasts it down the middle! Nerves of steel to score that penalty and level the scores!”

“What a ball from Weiram, and Galharretborde has latched on to that... Wang Yuan! That cross was fizzed across the penalty area and Wang Yuan beats his marker to it! Oceanic have taken the lead against the Euran champions!”


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...And this was an really interesting set of results in the IFCF in terms of where the KFL sits. So there’s been a lot of talk about whether it really deserves that 10th in the world ranking. Now Oceanic has won against Bastion, you’ve got Burnaby thumping Cednia Beach 5-1, Shearwater winning against Farfadillis’s... I’m not going to be saying this right, My Anemone? Apologies in advance.

‘ave they got coral reefs in that there sea? If they have flying jellyfish, maybe there’s also anemones floating around in the air.

Mike trying to get us sponsored by the Farfadillis Tourism Board there. But the interesting part for me is, you have the worst teams in the league by a way, Passerine has not won after 14 matches, they’ve got literally two points. Star of Confederation have one win and three draws. That’s six points after 14. Like, they have not been matching up to Championship at all. And they go into the Liga B Trophy and they’re looking pretty good! They’re good bets to make it into the knockout rounds right now. Is that a measure of saying, yes, this is because the KFL Championship really has gotten that much better as a league?

Well, I think you’re on to something but I’ll just point out... Torbay were promoted with them and where are they. They’re 8th. Some of that is maybe easier scheduling not having all those midweek games. Some of it is they have a team that was mostly here two years ago and they know this league and they have a great team chemistry. And unlike Passerine and Confederation they didn’t go crazy buying a whole new set of players in the transfer market. Now on top of that, Passerine and Confederation are still trying to gel together with players all trying to settle in and play as a team at the same time...

Matchweek 15
Torbay Thunder 3–3 Strathcona Intls
Champions League group stage
Océanic 2-0 Olympia
Challengers Cup group stage
Shearwater 3-2 Royal Rumiatzi
Ibini 2-2 Coquitlam
Mipojoseon 1-5 Burnaby
Liga B Trophy group stage
Chatswood 2-4 Confederation
Sitka Valley 1-1 Astograth Univ
Passerine 4-0 Notegia

Shearwater FC 1–0 CS Saint-Rémy
Coquitlam United 1–1 FC Novonaya
Langlois Océanic 1–1 Saintsport Heath
Star of Confederation 0–0 CF Saint-Richard
Clayquot City 0–0 Passerine
Kirkenes FC 4–4 Latrobe Athletic
Mazinaw Vanorian 1–2 CF Outineau
Hamiltonian Cambria 2–1 Association Ariddienne
ASC Arvika 3–8 Burnaby SC


Matchweek 16
Passerine vs. Kirkenes, 52nd minute
“Coulter’s given that away again. This is a shocking day out for him, I mean this is why he couldn’t hack it in Tikariot... But Passerine get it back through Wiktor Nebojsa Dassow... It’s a slide rule pass to Gabriel Davies!! And it’s Passerine who take the lead in the Kirkenes derby! My word!... The Kirkenes defence just parted like a field of wheat and Jason Curtin has just gone right after his own centre-back Joachim Elden! The crowd at Portedowns are loving this!”

90+3 minutes
“Final whistle!...They still haven’t got a win. But this feels almost as good as one for Passerine as they draw 2-2 with their city rivals. Meanwhile the pressure cooker is back on for Natalia Rossi, third draw in a row that sends Kirkenes down to seventh in the table...”

ST-RÉMY SINKING
New manager but same old problems as leaky defending and toothless attack end in meek 2-0 home defeat to Coquitlam, who are chasing the key fifth spot.

SportsInfo @SportsInfo
FT 4-1: Strathcona climbs into third with a romp of a win against a distinctly average Burnaby outfit that suddenly saw the goals dry up after putting eight goals past Arvika and then five past Mipojoseon over the past week.


CFO HOLDS OFF CAMBRIA TO STAY ON TOP
Vanda Gerô with a real peach to ensure CF Outineau got the win against a hard-pressing Hamiltonian effort.


CF Outineau 2–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
Strathcona Intls 4–1 Burnaby SC
Association Ariddienne 0–3 ASC Arvika
Latrobe Athletic 4–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
Passerine 2–2 Kirkenes FC
CF Saint-Richard 3–4 Clayquot City
Saintsport Heath 2–3 Star of Confederation
FC Novonaya 2–2 Langlois Océanic
CS Saint-Rémy 0–2 Coquitlam United
Torbay Thunder 2–0 Shearwater FC


                           Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 CF Outineau 16 11 3 2 43 24 +19 36 CL
2 Langlois Océanic 16 9 6 1 36 18 +18 33 CL
3 Strathcona Intls 16 8 7 1 46 35 +11 31 CC
4 Burnaby SC 16 9 4 3 35 25 +10 31 CC
5 Latrobe Athletic 16 8 5 3 34 23 +11 29 CC
6 Coquitlam United 16 8 4 4 24 17 +7 28
7 Kirkenes FC 16 7 6 3 39 29 +10 27
8 Torbay Thunder 16 7 6 3 29 21 +8 27
9 Clayquot City 16 7 5 4 35 29 +6 26
10 Shearwater FC 16 8 1 7 21 22 −1 25
11 Hamiltonian Cambria 16 6 4 6 21 23 −2 22
12 CF Saint-Richard 16 5 4 7 18 22 −4 19
13 FC Novonaya 16 5 3 8 21 29 −8 18
14 Saintsport Heath 16 4 4 8 20 23 −3 16
15 ASC Arvika 16 4 4 8 23 38 −15 16
16 CS Saint-Rémy 16 4 3 9 18 25 −7 15
17 Mazinaw Vanorian 16 3 4 9 13 25 −12 13
18 Association Ariddienne 16 4 1 11 14 30 −16 13 R
19 Star of Confederation 16 2 4 10 18 31 −13 10 R
20 Passerine 16 0 4 12 21 40 −19 4 R
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Matchweek 17

BIG SMALL WIN
Arsene de Saintyon on the mark as Océanic felled 1-0 by CSSR. A statement win that could mark a turning point in Saint-Remy’s new Calean Reamsey era?

OUTINEAU DREAMING
Goals from Radomir Primakov and Mint Leaf send CF Outineau five points clear at the top.

@#$!!
Kirkenes concedes two penalties in loss as Patrice Boudreau sent off for colourful accusations of diving at Eulatie Abraham. Could face further suspension if hearing deems his words were prohibited discrimination.

CAMBRIA BARRED
Émîróînó Üjíkân comes off the bench to net the winner, Latrobe hangs on for a win and fourth place as Hamiltonian’s late surge ends with Ilham Kazimov hitting the crossbar.

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Kai Fukushima’s shot deflects through Laurel Tinker-Witt’s legs as Shearwater romps to a 4-2 win that sends Strathcona down to fifth.


Shearwater FC 4–2 Strathcona Intls
Cup Winners’ Cup 1st round 1st leg
Océanic 3-2 Pilken (AFT)

Mazinaw Vanorian 1–0 Passerine
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–1 Latrobe Athletic
ASC Arvika 2–3 CF Outineau
Coquitlam United 1–0 Torbay Thunder
Langlois Océanic 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Star of Confederation 1–0 FC Novonaya
Clayquot City 1–0 Saintsport Heath
Kirkenes FC 3–4 CF Saint-Richard
Burnaby SC 2–0 Association Ariddienne


Matchweek 18
A thrill ride that ends in a stalemate as Burnaby fights back from 3-0 down to scare the home fans in a top of the table clash at Outineau’s Olympic stadium. But it’s a result that hurts Burnaby more than CFO – with Océanic and Latrobe winning on the day, they vault over a now fourth-placed Burnaby team.

Saintsport Heath 1–2 Kirkenes FC
Cup Winners’ Cup 1st round 2nd leg
Pilken 0-1 Océanic (2-4 agg)

FC Novonaya 2–1 Clayquot City
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 Star of Confederation
Strathcona Intls 2–2 Association Ariddienne
CF Outineau 3–3 Burnaby SC
Latrobe Athletic 3–2 ASC Arvika
Passerine 0–2 Hamiltonian Cambria
CF Saint-Richard 3–3 Mazinaw Vanorian
Torbay Thunder 0–3 Langlois Océanic
Shearwater FC 3–2 Coquitlam United


Matchweek 19
Star of Confederation 0–0 Torbay Thunder
Clayquot City 1–3 CS Saint-Rémy
Burnaby SC 2–0 Latrobe Athletic
Kirkenes FC 3–2 FC Novonaya
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–3 Saintsport Heath
Hamiltonian Cambria 3–2 CF Saint-Richard
ASC Arvika 1–2 Passerine
Coquitlam United 3–1 Strathcona Intls
Langlois Océanic 0–0 Shearwater FC
Association Ariddienne 0–3 CF Outineau


Coupe des Patriotes third round

Hemmingsen steps up... and Hemmingsen makes Coquitlam pay! Unstoppable penalty, that! 1-0 to Novonaya!
* * *
“Incredible scenes at Dartmoor! Sasha Wheaton! Port City have the lead in extra time! Burnaby are on the verge, they’re about to be on the end of a sensational giant-killing if the boys from Willesden Harbour can hold on for another 9 minutes!”
* * *
“Knocked away again! Can Passerine get it clear... they can’t! Jason Margush... deflected off Emma Henderson... Passerine can’t catch a break! Pinball in the box and Kirkenes have stolen this one against their derby rivals!”
* * *
“...and Prape must score to keep Latrobe in this shootout. Short run-up... SHINRA SAVES IT! Areke Shinra guessed right and got enough of that to tip it wide! And it’s St-Richard who go through to the fourth round! Latrobe are out!”
* * *
“He went for the spectacular and he got it! That’s a goal of the season candidate from Kaja Hekkert! It’s just the second minute of extra time but Strathcona are looking beaten already!! The St-Rémy revival is on? You bet it is.”
* * *
“Mazinaw will launch that upfield but there’s no more time, and there’ll be no Patriotes Cup heroics this year! Last year’s finalists are out at the hands of National Division opposition, and they’ll have to focus on not being in the National next year!”

AS Lac-Abitargnais 1–2 Torbay Thunder
Pembina City 0–3 Hamiltonian Cambria
Ealesgreen United 3–3 Castors d'Outineau (3–3 AET) (3–2 pen.)
Saintsport Heath 3–0 Delta Sorthern
Port City 3–3 Burnaby SC (4–3 AET)
Star of Confederation 3–0 Wickham Warriors
CS Rivière-du-Nord 1–5 Langlois Océanic
Stade Montagnards 0–1 Association Ariddienne
FC Novonaya 1–0 Coquitlam United
CF Outineau 4–4 ASC Arvika (4–4 AET) (3–4 pen.)
Strathcona Intls 1–1 CS Saint-Rémy (1–2 AET)
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–4 NGSA Ulyanof
Southbank Mariners 0–0 Clayquot City (0–2 AET)
Passerine 0–1 Kirkenes FC
Shearwater 3–0 Colwynian Vale
CF Saint-Richard 1–1 Latrobe Athletic (1–1 AET) (2–4 pen.)


Matchweek 20
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Have you had your fill of giant-killing upsets? Well after Patriotes Cup weekend we’re back on in the league and my word, there seems to be a bit of a trend. Bottom club Passerine disposed, disposed of Burnaby in front of their own fans at Stadium Konoha. And then Star of Confederation took the lead after 114 seconds and taught Shearwater a lesson. And meanwhile CF Outineau go chugging along as a solid 2-0 win in Vickery puts them 8 points clear at the top while Latrobe are now looking like the main challengers after a 6-3 goalnanza against Association Ariddienne, who slipped further into the relegation zone. Is it finally curtains for the minnows from northern Outineau or are Mazinaw, Confederation, and maybe Arvika in bad enough shape to save them? All this coming up on Podcast FC, presented by the G/S network – subscribe today for the best of live and on-demand sports.

Burnaby SC 2–4 Passerine
ASC Arvika 1–0 CF Saint-Richard
Strathcona Intls 0–2 CF Outineau
Association Ariddienne 3–6 Latrobe Athletic
Hamiltonian Cambria 2–1 Saintsport Heath
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–1 FC Novonaya
Kirkenes FC 2–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Clayquot City 1–1 Torbay Thunder
Star of Confederation 2–1 Shearwater FC
Langlois Océanic 1–2 Coquitlam United


Matchweek 21
Oceanic vs. Strathcona, 83nd minute
“And this is taking a while...”
“Well, in hockey, that’d be goaltender interference no question. But in football you are allowed to stake out your position and stand your ground, as long as you don’t move into the keeper. I reckon that’s what’s taking so long is whether Weiram moved into Tinker-Witt’s path, or was just holding her position. That’s the key question for the VAR.”
“And the referee has got finger in his ear, I think the decision is coming through the earpiece... and the goal stands! This could be a crucial boost for in Oceanic’s title defence, and a blow to Strathcona’s IFCF ambitions! They have just about ten minutes to find a way back into this!”


Latrobe vs. Outineau, 15th minute
“pinged forward by Ducharne...! And it’s THREE-nil! Griogair Urquhart scores his second in three minutes for Latrobe. We were expecting a tense clash between the leaders and the followers, but no one could have expected CF Outineau to come apart like this!!”

Coquitlam United 0–1 Star of Confederation
Shearwater FC 2–2 Clayquot City
Torbay Thunder 0–2 Kirkenes FC
CS Saint-Rémy 1–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
FC Novonaya 1–3 Hamiltonian Cambria
Saintsport Heath 0–1 ASC Arvika
CF Saint-Richard 0–2 Burnaby SC
Langlois Océanic 1–0 Strathcona Intls
Passerine 0–1 Association Ariddienne
Latrobe Athletic 3–1 CF Outineau


Matchweek 22
Latrobe wanted to follow up a brilliant win that cut Outineau’s lead to five points with a head of steam to help them overtake them. This is not what happened when they travelled to Vickery to face Strathcona.

Association Ariddienne 0–1 CF Saint-Richard
Coupe des Patriotes fourth round
NGSA Ulyanof 0–1 Clayquot City
Torbay Thunder 1–3 Latrobe Athletic
Star of Confederation 3–1 Ealesgreen United
Saintsport Heath 1–3 FC Novonaya
Kirkenes FC 3–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
CS Saint-Rémy 2–1 Port City
Langlois Océanic 3–1 ASC Arvika
Association Ariddienne 1–2 Shearwater

Burnaby SC 3–1 Saintsport Heath
ASC Arvika 2–1 FC Novonaya
Strathcona Intls 5–3 Latrobe Athletic
CF Outineau 3–0 Passerine
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–5 Torbay Thunder
Kirkenes FC 2–0 Shearwater FC
Clayquot City 1–1 Coquitlam United
Star of Confederation 2–2 Langlois Océanic


Matchweek 23
TOR 0-1 HAM
Tyler Shrub scythes a shot into the roof of the net to give Hamiltonian a last gasp winner against Torbay.

BURNABY GETS ROUX AWAKENING
Anne-Marie Roux starts and finishes a brilliant move for FC Novonaya as they upset Burnaby 2-1. The result drops the Centurions to fifth and sees Kirkenes move into second place. It also means Outineau moves 7 points clear at the top.

IT’S ONLY A FLESH WOUND
A volley from Erland Stromby completes the hat-trick in a 5-0 win for Latrobe as hapless Passerine fall 12 points deep in the relegation zone. “Our luck can change,” insists Passerine manager in a bizarre post-match interview.

NO ONE EXPECTS THE AMUND EVENSEN
Coquitlam are left fighting for the top five after a 3-2 reverse against Kirkenes saw them get lit up by Amund Evensen’s three goals in the final 16 minutes.


Star of Confederation 3–3 Strathcona Intls
Challengers Cup Round of 32 1st leg
Burnaby 1-3 Rülândéá Kôstä (FFD)
Shearwater 3-2 Spartangrad (EUR)

Langlois Océanic 1–0 Clayquot City
Saintsport Heath 2–1 Association Ariddienne
CF Saint-Richard 0–1 CF Outineau
Passerine 0–5 Latrobe Athletic
Coquitlam United 2–3 Kirkenes FC
Shearwater FC 2–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
Torbay Thunder 0–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 ASC Arvika
FC Novonaya 2–1 Burnaby SC


Matchweek 24
A huge result at Exhibition Place in the match between Kirkenes and Langolois. An early goal that Kirkenes hung onto gave them a seventh straight win that sees them climb into second place. It’s worth noting that when they lost the reverse fixture one month into the season, fans were calling for Rossi’s head and convinced they had proof she was never the manager to bring them glory.

Rossi: No one can stop Kirkenes
Kirkenes FC manager Natalia Rossi has thrown down the gauntlet to all comers after her team’s win against defending champions Langlois Oceanic on Sunday, a seventh straight win that puts them five points behind leaders CF Outineau.

“We've been working incredibly hard as of late both on and off the pitch, and it really shows in these recent results. The only team that can stop us from winning the league is ourselves.”


Latrobe Athletic 1–1 CF Saint-Richard
Challengers Cup Round of 32 2nd leg
Rülândéá Kôstä 1-2 Burnaby (4-3 agg)
Spartangrad 2-1 Shearwater (4-4 agg)
Spartangrad wins on away goals

CF Outineau 4–4 Saintsport Heath
Strathcona Intls 0–3 Passerine
Association Ariddienne 2–5 FC Novonaya
Burnaby SC 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy
ASC Arvika 1–0 Torbay Thunder
Hamiltonian Cambria 3–1 Shearwater FC
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–2 Coquitlam United
Kirkenes FC 1–0 Langlois Océanic
Clayquot City 1–0 Star of Confederation


“...and that does it for Kelssek’s participation in the Challengers Cup. No miracle runs this year, but it’s heartening progress that we have had clubs reach the knockout stages consistently now. If nothing else, this puts us in good position to legitimately claim to be a top-ten league.”

Matchweek 25
Of all the teams to end Kirkenes’s 7 match win streak, let’s be fair, most everyone was chalking up Star of Confederation as victim number 8. Former Kelssek captain Ruslan Demetriev had other ideas, and his full-bodied defensive effort and through ball for Lyall Murphy to score the winner will leave Kirkenes’s players bruised physically and mentally. Confederation needed these points, too – it moves them 7 points clear of relegation and into 16th place above Saintsport Heath.

The other teams in the top four, Latrobe, Oceanic, and Outineau all efficiently disposed of lesser opposition, and it’s now 8 points clear at the top for CFO while Latrobe’s better goal difference sees them take second place over Kirkenes, who now are just one point ahead of Oceanic.

CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 Association Ariddienne
Cup Winners’ Cup round of 16 1st leg
Océanic 2-0 Brantisvogan (SRS)
Liga B Trophy Round of 16 1st leg
Usmer (EUR) 4-5 Passerine
Southrons-Errant (BRE) 1-2 Star of Confederation

FC Novonaya 1–2 CF Outineau
Saintsport Heath 0–4 Latrobe Athletic
CF Saint-Richard 1–1 Passerine
Clayquot City 2–2 Strathcona Intls
Star of Confederation 2–1 Kirkenes FC
Langlois Océanic 7–3 Mazinaw Vanorian
Coquitlam United 1–3 Hamiltonian Cambria
Shearwater FC 2–0 ASC Arvika
Torbay Thunder 0–0 Burnaby SC


Matchweek 26
Association Ariddienne 3–7 Torbay Thunder
Cup Winners’ Cup round of 16 2nd leg
Brantisvogan 0-2 Océanic (1-4 agg)
Liga B Trophy round of 16 2nd leg
Passerine 0-0 Usmer (5-4 agg)
Star of Confederation 2-2 Southrons-Errant (4-3 agg)

Passerine 0–1 Saintsport Heath
Strathcona Intls 3–4 CF Saint-Richard
Latrobe Athletic 2–1 FC Novonaya
CF Outineau 1–0 CS Saint-Rémy
Burnaby SC 3–2 Shearwater FC
ASC Arvika 0–1 Coquitlam United
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–1 Langlois Océanic
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–3 Star of Confederation
Kirkenes FC 0–2 Clayquot City


Matchweek 27
EASTIES CLOSE IN WITH DERBY WIN
The Battle of Burnaby is a battle for fifth place and Coquitlam moved closer to dislodging their downtown rivals, taking advantage of Ikra Yonte’s sending-off for a kung-fu kind of tackle on Aldo Vocani to notch a 3-2 win.
Strathcona manager François St-Louis after his side scored first but then conceded five unanswered goals against Kirkenes.
“It’s just one of those matches you have to put your hand up and say we got beaten. We weren’t sharp enough defensively, it has been a real problem last few matches, and it’s very disappointing. We are reacting but not anticipating. Often you get away with mistakes but each time right now we pay cash.”


Langlois Océanic 1–1 ASC Arvika
Champions League round of 16 1st leg
Océanic 1-1 Kitara (BNJ)

Coquitlam United 3–2 Burnaby SC
Shearwater FC 2–1 Association Ariddienne
Torbay Thunder 2–3 CF Outineau
CS Saint-Rémy 0–2 Latrobe Athletic
Kirkenes FC 5–2 Strathcona Intls
Clayquot City 1–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
Star of Confederation 0–0 Hamiltonian Cambria
FC Novonaya 3–1 Passerine
Saintsport Heath 1–1 CF Saint-Richard


Matchweek 28
Sakari Cantù and Dan Antoninsson were the scorers as Torbay took down Latrobe at the Dock, consigning the second-placed club to a 2-0 defeat that allowed Outineau to open up an 11-point advantage and Kirkenes to draw level on points with a stylish away win against a hapless Mazinaw Vanorian side. It looks like an unassailable ride to the title now as Mint Leaf placed a cross on Juha Terjakov’s forehead which secured a 1-0 win against Shearwater for the rouge-et-blanc.

Also of note, Calen Reamsey has been shepherding CSSR up the table since taking over as manager but a shabby showing in a loss against the bottom club showed it’s still a fragile team and recovery will take time.
Passerine 2–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Champions League round of 16 2nd leg
Kitara 1-3 Océanic (2-4 agg)

Latrobe Athletic 0–2 Torbay Thunder
CF Outineau 1–0 Shearwater FC
Association Ariddienne 3–2 Coquitlam United
Burnaby SC 2–2 Langlois Océanic
ASC Arvika 1–3 Star of Confederation
Strathcona Intls 3–4 Saintsport Heath
CF Saint-Richard 0–2 FC Novonaya
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–3 Clayquot City
Mazinaw Vanorian 1–3 Kirkenes FC


Browning at the double as Océanic stuns Kitara
A magical night (for the travellers) in Kitara as Oceanic walked in needing to score twice and came away 3-1 winners against the Champions League titleholders. Cory Browning was in a lethal mood to score twice in the first half, and Kyoshen Nagy struck the killer blow to send Océanic into the Champions League quarterfinals.


                           Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts
1 CF Outineau 28 20 5 3 70 39 +31 65 -
2 Latrobe Athletic 28 16 6 6 64 40 +24 54 -
3 Kirkenes FC 28 16 6 6 66 46 +20 54 -
4 Langlois Océanic 28 14 10 4 55 30 +25 52 -
5 Burnaby SC 28 14 7 7 57 43 +14 49 -
6 Coquitlam United 28 14 5 9 44 35 +9 47
7 Clayquot City 28 12 9 7 51 42 +9 45
8 Hamiltonian Cambria 28 13 5 10 39 35 +4 44
9 Shearwater FC 28 13 3 12 40 41 −1 42
10 Torbay Thunder 28 10 9 9 46 38 +8 39
11 Strathcona Intls 28 9 10 9 69 71 −2 37
12 CS Saint-Rémy 28 11 4 13 30 34 −4 37
13 FC Novonaya 28 11 3 14 42 47 −5 36
14 CF Saint-Richard 28 8 8 12 35 43 −8 32
Star of Confederation 28 8 8 12 35 43 −8 32
16 Saintsport Heath 28 8 6 14 38 47 −9 30
17 ASC Arvika 28 8 5 15 35 55 −20 29
18 Association Ariddienne 28 6 2 20 30 63 −33 20 -
19 Mazinaw Vanorian 28 4 6 18 29 56 −27 18 -
20 Passerine 28 4 5 19 34 61 −27 17 -

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Matchweek 29
TITLE RACE BACK ON THE MENU?
Don’t look now but Outineau’s lead has been cut to 10 points – with three teams chasing them all level on 55 points, all chanting choke, choke, choke...

STUNNER ON THE EAST SIDE
Coquitlam are determined to cling to that chance of Challengers Cup football and pulled off a stunner with a 3-0 home win against a complacent-looking CF Outineau.

Saturday Soccer on 12 @SaturdaySoccer/12
CF Outineau manager Romain Dupuis says team must keep pushing hard on the accelerator and cannot relax until the title is won. Thinks the scoreline didn’t do them justice, the way the first goal went in was a “shock” they didn’t react properly to.


Video

Coquitlam takes the lead against CF Outineau through a ludicrous own goal as Odveig Wheeler lobs his own keeper from 40 yards.


Star of Confederation 1–1 Burnaby SC
Coupe des Patriotes quarterfinals
Star of Confederation 2–1 Langlois Océanic
Clayquot City 1–0 Latrobe Athletic
Shearwater 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Kirkenes FC 3–0 FC Novonaya

Langlois Océanic 2–0 Association Ariddienne
Coquitlam United 3–0 CF Outineau
Mazinaw Vanorian 0–2 Strathcona Intls
Kirkenes FC 1–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
Clayquot City 1–0 ASC Arvika
Shearwater FC 1–1 Latrobe Athletic
Torbay Thunder 1–0 Passerine
CS Saint-Rémy 1–0 CF Saint-Richard
FC Novonaya 1–1 Saintsport Heath


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SportsInfo @SportsInfo
Just call them Giantsbane: Star of Confederation have knocked out Océanic! That caps off a real giant-killing week after they held Burnaby in the league.

Clayquot City @ClayquotCityOfficial
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A fan offers Fabio Coimbra a beer after the striker’s stoppage time winner sends City to the semifinals.

NSN Football @NSN_Football
St-Rémy’s Kristian Mashtian attacks the media when asked if the Patriotes Cup can salvage their season.
“Obviously a trophy will be a good reward. We haven’t done ourselves justice and in the cup we have a chance to prove that we can do something great. This is a great team and we’re much better despite all the negative coverage we’re getting.”


Matchweek 30
Guardia: I should have tried to stop Enger transfer
Four months after being dismissed from CS Saint-Rémy, the club he led to back-to-back KFL Championship titles, Jorge Guardia admits not doing more to stop the club transferring Greta Enger was his biggest regret.

CFO 0-2 OCE 79:39
“Seanclair comes out to punch that away. Robert Rosen is back to collect with for Oceanic. Weiram. Russell had a shot that came off Arndeau! And Wang Yuan on the rebound! Three-nil!!”
“And that seems to have been the signal for the home fans to empty out the stadium... There’s still a lot that can happen in ten or so minutes, but that’s going to be two losses in a row for the league leaders. The gap is down to seven points with eight matches to go... Langlois and Kirkenes can taste blood. Are Outineau really going to bottle this?”

Strathcona Intls 2–3 FC Novonaya
Cup Winners’ Cup quarterfinals 1st leg
Océanic 2-2 Langmere Green (FVA)
Vilitan Cove Invitational quarterfinals 2nd leg
Strathcona 2-1 Hellinic Rouge (PAS)
Kirkenes 1-1 Neorudo Ferrymen (MRT)
Liga B Trophy quarterfinals 1st leg
Passerine 3-1 Xilon (EFL)
Confederation 1-1 Adelaide (VLD)

Saintsport Heath 0–5 CS Saint-Rémy
CF Saint-Richard 3–3 Torbay Thunder
Passerine 4–3 Shearwater FC
Latrobe Athletic 3–5 Coquitlam United
CF Outineau 0–3 Langlois Océanic
Association Ariddienne 0–0 Star of Confederation
Burnaby SC 1–0 Clayquot City
ASC Arvika 1–3 Kirkenes FC
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–1 Mazinaw Vanorian


Matchweek 31
And in this weekend second thru fifth all play against each other in a couple of matches that could have big impacts on the final standings. First up comes the Saturday Soccer match, the old classic between Kirkenes and Burnaby. As often is the case with high-demand matches Kirkenes opted to play this match in the city’s bigger rugby stadium with over 61,000 showing up at Waterfront Dome.

4 min: “Nyquist has found Cabrallo on the overlap! Kirkenes are rushing into the penalty box... Margush heads it over! That should have been 1-0 to the hosts, and the Nepharim forward knows it... He’s done all the work, he gets some separation from Haabjorn, it should be an easy header but he just doesn’t get the right contact with the ball. An early chance goes begging for Kirkenes.”

19 min: “Ingrid Lambert with a great interception. The ball’s come loose to a contest and Kari Zuecker has... is that a foul on Nurullah Arslan? Referee waves play on. Arslan is furious but he’s got to get back on defence here because Burnaby... have the first goal!! Zuecker to Vasseur, who put it on a plate for Maiev Feidhlim! Burnaby strikes first in this Anglian Derby.”

40 min: “Buéne is stopped in his tracks but that’s another corner to Burnaby...and you feel like the half time whistle can’t come soon enough for Kirkenes. Jason Curtin palms that away. Burnaby collects the ball though, it’s Ashleigh Coles who plays in back into the box... And headed in by Olaf Haabjörn!! The centre-back has made it 2-0 to the visitors!!”

90+6min: “...better in the second half but Burnaby clamped down hard and didn’t let Kirkenes off the mat. They remain third but know the Centurions are now just two points behind. The Anglian Derby finishes Kirkenes nil, Burnaby two!”
* * *
Océanic vs. Latrobe, 52nd minute

“...and Hela Ishargie will get a yellow card for that! Galharretborde has been a real threat as he so often is for Océanic. Latrobe with a set piece to defend. And Kiera Weiram got a hoof to that but it was straight at the goalkeeper! No problem for Myles Connely... and that pass doesn’t find Ducharne... In fact it’s gone to Wang Yuan! Tyler Hodgson with the chance.. and Tyler Hodgson with the goal!! The breakthrough at last from the young Poafmersian... Océanic are ahead!”

* * *
Confederation vs. Outineau, final whistle
“That’s going to be enough of that! The fans are celebrating this formidable effort by Confederation to hold CF Outineau scoreless. The leaders have dropped more points here in a frustrating evening in Neorvins! Océanic are minutes away from moving into five points behind... What a finish this is setting up to be!”

And with that Océanic were left in the best place to pressure the leaders as CF Outineau dropped more points in a desperately scoreless scrap in Neorvins. Their lead over second place is down to five and Océanic have a +31 goal difference to Outineau’s +25.

Kirkenes FC 0–2 Burnaby SC
Cup Winners’ Cup quarterfinals 2nd leg
Langmere Green 1-0 Océanic (3-2 agg)
Vilitan Cove Invitational quarterfinals 2nd leg
Hellinic Rouge 2-1 Strathcona (aet, 4-5 pens)
Neorudo Ferrymen 1-1 Kirkenes (2-2 agg aet, 2-4 pens)
Liga B Trophy quarterfinals 2nd leg
Xilon 0-2 Passerine (1-5 agg)
Adelaide 0-0 Confederation (1-1 agg)
Adelaide wins on away goals

Clayquot City 0–1 Association Ariddienne
Star of Confederation 0–0 CF Outineau
Langlois Océanic 1–0 Latrobe Athletic
Coquitlam United 4–3 Passerine
Shearwater FC 3–2 CF Saint-Richard
Torbay Thunder 2–1 Saintsport Heath
CS Saint-Rémy 1–1 FC Novonaya
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–2 Strathcona Intls
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–1 ASC Arvika


Matchweek 32
DUPUIS RALLIES THE TROOPS
CF Outineau manager Romain Dupuis knows it could all have been worse as Mint Leaf rescued a point at home to Clayquot City to cancel out a brace from Raizen Saikyomono.
“We showed some fight and some determination which has been missing last few matches, let’s be honest. We have to get back to what made us successful. It’s all about focusing on the next match, and then the match after that. One at a time, we can’t change what’s happened so let’s keep our focus.”

SIX IS SWEET FOR CAMBRIA
Joncis Patiere notched one goal and three assists as Cambria hit Arvika for six. The Hamiltonians seem to have one of these every season and while that brings them to eighth in the table, it’s also got relegation-threatened Arvika looking nervously over their shoulders as it’s evaporated their goal difference advantage over Mazinaw and Ariddienne in the drop zone behind them.


Strathcona Intls 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Champions League quarterfinals 1st leg
Bastion (EUR) 1-3 Océanic

ASC Arvika 1–6 Hamiltonian Cambria
FC Novonaya 1–0 Torbay Thunder
Saintsport Heath 1–1 Shearwater FC
CF Saint-Richard 2–1 Coquitlam United
Passerine 0–3 Langlois Océanic
Latrobe Athletic 5–0 Star of Confederation
CF Outineau 2–2 Clayquot City
Association Ariddienne 1–3 Kirkenes FC
Burnaby SC 2–1 Mazinaw Vanorian


Matchweek 33
CF Outineau are four matches without a win, a run that has seen a comfortable padded lead turn into a difference of three points to second-place Océanic. And now a trip to Kirkenes for the War of the Crowns, where fans were talking about throwing plastic bottles (get it?) at Outineau’s players come full time which counts as assault with a weapon and you should not do that. Outineau badly needed something to go right, a turn of luck, a twist of fate.

No, that would be unkind. It wasn’t luck. It was a bit of Thimiscles Seanclair erecting a forcefield, a bit of Romain Dupuis outfoxing Natalia Rossi, a bit of Mint Leaf and Juha Terjakov torturing a suddenly pedestrian Kirkenes defence with their link-up play, Ego Giles getting to the right place at the right time, a bit of Brigitte Coppinger whispering some magic words to Götz Makatsch that inspired the young substitute to net the third goal. Kirkenes 0, Outineau 3. More like it.

And while Océanic had a febrile Derby du sel they knew that at home and with St-Richard’s form being how it is, they’d be able to take the win if they simply played to their ability.

OCE 1-1 STR | 78:20
“Norue Busokhu’s headed that high up... and Océanic still haven’t cleared this!... Xena Allste gets to it for St-Richard. And finds Abraham....!!! OFF THE PO-It’s in! Eulatie Abraham missed it but the ball came back off the upright, off Dylan Patterson’s knee and into the net! And St-Richard have the lead!! There’s nothing the Euran could have done about that, and a painful own goal to concede!”

OCE 1-2 STR | 89:25
“There’s bedlam in the away section as the fourth official indicates 3 minutes of added time! The St-Richardins are loving this, knowing not only do they take the win as underdogs against Langlois, against their rival city, against the defending champions, this could well be the result that denies Océanic the championship!”

CF Outineau’s lead over Oceanic is now back up to 6 points.

Mazinaw Vanorian 1–0 Association Ariddienne
Champions League quarterfinals 2nd leg
Océanic 1-2 Bastion (4-3 agg)

Kirkenes FC 0–3 CF Outineau
Clayquot City 1–2 Latrobe Athletic
Star of Confederation 1–1 Passerine
Langlois Océanic 1–2 CF Saint-Richard
ASC Arvika 1–1 Strathcona Intls
Hamiltonian Cambria 0–0 Burnaby SC
Coquitlam United 4–4 Saintsport Heath
Shearwater FC 1–1 FC Novonaya
Torbay Thunder 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy


In the circumstances it would’ve been easy for Océanic to wilt against the Bastion powerhouse and for about 70 minutes it was looking like Bastion were going to get the goals they needed to overturn the deficit, and more. It was around that time Océanic seemed to understand the situation: if they could just keep their defensive shape and play a disciplined 20 minutes like Danny Flint had been yelling at them to do all night, they could actually win this and go to the Champions League semifinals. It’s these moments that make a season, and keeping the scoreline to a 1-2 loss on the night sent them where no Kelssek club has been before.

Matchweek 34
FT | CFO 0-0 MAZ
“Well, there was nothing pretty about that. Mazinaw clearly said to themselves, we’re getting one point from this game, and we’re going to earn it by any means necessary. You can’t blame them when they’re two points from safety, it’s up to the team who want to be champions to break them down, and they just failed to do that today.”

With Océanic disposing of a slightly safer Saintsport team the previous day, the gap is back to four points.

FC Novonaya 0–0 Coquitlam United
Coupe des Patriotes semifinals
CS Saint-Rémy 0–2 Clayquot City
Star of Confederation 3–4 Kirkenes FC

Saintsport Heath 1–3 Langlois Océanic
CF Saint-Richard 2–2 Star of Confederation
Passerine 1–2 Clayquot City
Latrobe Athletic 0–1 Kirkenes FC
CF Outineau 0–0 Mazinaw Vanorian
Association Ariddienne 3–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
Burnaby SC 3–0 ASC Arvika
Strathcona Intls 3–1 Torbay Thunder
CS Saint-Rémy 0–1 Shearwater FC


In the Patriotes Cup, Kirkenes were looking tired and a bit shaky after scraping through a tough win over the weekend and went into the half tied 2-2 against what you’d fairly call lesser opposition, albeit the capital city club were playing at home and had left a slew of slain giants in their wake. Christophe Violette and Erika Wolff combined in the second half to see them off, although a penalty conceded and Marek Fifield seeing red could be troubling as he’ll be suspended for the last two of the three matches.

Meanwhile Calen Reamsey came away disappointed but will know that making it to the semifinals will be something CS Saint-Rémy can build on for next season as he aims to restore them into title contenders. Clayquot were not comfortable winners as the 2-0 scoreline would otherwise suggest, but it’s them who will get the chance to claim a third Cup and stand alone as the most successful club in that tournament.

Matchweek 35
PASSERINE ALIVE, BARELY
Getting relegated by your city rivals is never a good time even if you expect it. Passerine went down fighting, and will be glad for the small mercy that Arvika’s loss to Ariddienne means they’re technically not down to the National yet.

AA PUTS ASC ON NOTICE
About Arvika dropping a decision on a goal from Ariddienne’s Gedeó Escat. It’s a a result with potentially huge implications for both clubs: they are now tied on points and Arvika are in the last safe spot with a bare advantage on goal difference.

GILES FIRES UP OUTINEAU
On CFO’s current form, overachievers Hamiltonian Cambria might have seemed a prime candidate for an upset but winger Ego Giles was in an irrepressible mood and was keyin both goals to keep the title train on track.


ASC Arvika 0–1 Association Ariddienne
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–2 CF Outineau
Mazinaw Vanorian 1–1 Latrobe Athletic
Kirkenes FC 4–3 Passerine
Burnaby SC 4–2 Strathcona Intls
Clayquot City 3–1 CF Saint-Richard
Star of Confederation 1–1 Saintsport Heath
Langlois Océanic 2–0 FC Novonaya
Coquitlam United 3–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Shearwater FC 4–1 Torbay Thunder


Matchweek 36
85:21 | PAS 1-1 MAZ
“...and finds Emma Henderson on the overlap for Passerine. Cuts inside... and a shot!... off the cross bar to Gabriel DAVIES!! They’re not going to go quietly! Mazinaw’s defending, well, that was inept. That goal might not save Passerine but it could doom Vanorian as well!”

11:15 | CSR 1-0 OCE saturday soccer on //12
“...Nagy runs into a crowd there, and that’s going to trickle into the hands of Cale Shaughlin. Saint-Rémy have been very well-structured in this opening phase, but you can’t imagine they can play defence for 80 minutes.”
“No, you can’t, and Océanic have the firepower to break your walls down and make you pay. They’ve done it time and again, and chasing CF Outineau after their win earlier today, this title defence is still on.”
“That’s very well worked by Linton-Arbour, and Denig Regnault has it now. Can he pick out a cross for St-Rémy? Arsène de Saintyon couldn’t really do much with that, but it’s come back to Shiekh-Renard...! OH WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT!! Cherita Shiekh-Renard from 25 yards, what a glorious strike! St-Rémy are up 2-0 and I think you can hear the cheers from Outineau from here!”


90:00 +5:02 | CSR 2-1 OCE
“And that’s the final whistle! It’s a win for CS Saint-Rémy, but it’s also a win that gives the KFL Championship to CF Outineau! Jourdain Dupuis pulled one back for the visitors but it was too little too late in this match, and in the title race too, you have to say. But Océanic still have a shot at a bigger prize, and they’ll want to put this behind them for the trip to Audioslavia midweek in the Champions League semifinal.”

CF Outineau 5–3 ASC Arvika
Champions League semifinals 1st leg
Cazadores (AUD) 5-1 Océanic
Liga B Trophy semifinals 1st leg
Passerine 0-0 Adelaide (VLD)

Association Ariddienne 0–3 Burnaby SC
Strathcona Intls 2–2 Shearwater FC
Torbay Thunder 1–0 Coquitlam United
CS Saint-Rémy 2–1 Langlois Océanic
FC Novonaya 1–0 Star of Confederation
Saintsport Heath 2–1 Clayquot City
CF Saint-Richard 0–2 Kirkenes FC
Passerine 2–1 Mazinaw Vanorian
Latrobe Athletic 2–2 Hamiltonian Cambria


Commentator’s Curse - @Play_by_Play_666 honkd
Put this disappointment behind them for the trip to Audioslavia I said. #FFS


Matchweek 37
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OpticBob - @OpticBob honked
Logan Ragno starts the scoring. Pherem Mutsuga 1 goal, 2 assists. Pfrandr Oresund 2 goals. Ivo Ilev 2 assists. Alessandro Bella off the bench to score. Claudio Noya 4 key tackles. 5-0 win takes them out of the drop zone and that goal difference now looks unassailable. What a time to get it together for Mazinaw. Unrelegationed.

SportsInfo - @SportsInfo honked
After Dan Antoninsson netted the winner for Torbay, Océanic are in danger of letting it all slip after the title disappointment. Fortunately their own exploits in the Champions League have boosted Kelssek’s coefficient enough to give the KFL four spots and ensure they will be in that competition next season.

Langlois Océanic 0–1 Torbay Thunder
Champions League semifinals 1st leg
Océanic 0-2 Cazadores (1-7 agg)
Liga B Trophy semifinals 2nd leg
Adelaide 1-0 Passerine (1-0 agg)

Coquitlam United 1–0 Shearwater FC
Association Ariddienne 0–1 Strathcona Intls
Burnaby SC 4–2 CF Outineau
ASC Arvika 0–2 Latrobe Athletic
Hamiltonian Cambria 1–1 Passerine
Mazinaw Vanorian 5–0 CF Saint-Richard
Kirkenes FC 3–0 Saintsport Heath
Clayquot City 2–0 FC Novonaya
Star of Confederation 0–0 CS Saint-Rémy


Matchweek 38
About three weeks ago as the final rounds of the IFCF competitions became clear, numbers were crunched and an almost unbelievable fact came to light: Kelssek were going to be ranked the 3rd in the world, and that would mean more IFCF spots. Now seventh would be good enough and there were four or five clubs for whom this news meant a sudden change in mood. Yet in the end it’s probably the most underwhelming final weekend at the top. The championship is decided, so are the Champions League places – though which round to enter in could still matter. But there is one more Challengers Cup spot still technically up for grabs, though it would take something really spectacular for Shearwater to beat out Clayquot for it.
1 CF Outineau              37   23   8   6    84   55  +29    77 C
2 Kirkenes FC 37 22 7 8 83 57 +26 73 CL
3 Burnaby SC 37 21 9 7 77 49 +28 72 CL
4 Langlois Océanic 37 20 10 7 71 36 +35 70 CL
5 Latrobe Athletic 37 19 9 9 80 52 +28 66 CC
6 Coquitlam United 37 19 7 11 65 49 +16 64 CC
7 Clayquot City 37 16 10 11 63 52 +11 58
8 Shearwater FC 37 16 7 14 56 54 +2 55

At the bottom of the table on the other hand, the stakes couldn’t be higher. A draw will likely do for Mazinaw, but a loss and they could lose it all despite their thrilling 5-0 win last week. For Arvika and Ariddienne, not only must they win to survive, every goal counts.
17 Mazinaw Vanorian         37    8   8  21    41   64  −23    32
18 ASC Arvika 37 8 6 23 42 79 −37 30
19 Association Ariddienne 37 9 3 25 36 74 −38 30
20 Passerine 37 6 7 24 49 81 −32 25 R


3 min: CFO 0-1 ARI
Ariddienne are ahead early against the champions as Bríana Noahsdóttir outfoxes Daley Potter to put it on a plate for Benjamin Mina, and 23-year old centre back Nicolas Michel makes a meal of the clearance attempt. There’s going to be some mutterings if they survive at the expense of another club, but Romain Dupuis is well within his rights to give youngsters and squad players a run-out in the circumstances.

9 min: PAS 1-0 ASC
Passerine can only take Arvika down with them, and Xaviér Lacroix opens the scoring to send the alarm bells ringing. If you’re the ones with something urgent to play for you’ve got to look like it.

14 min: SHE 1-0 OCE
Potentially shuffling the Non-Champions Path, Tara Kreidel plays a peach of a ball out of defence for Brion Steinno to dummy past Dylan Patterson and score.

29 min: STR 2-0 COQ
Bratislav Rukavina nets a penalty and Kassel Pokorny is lucky to escape a red card after chopping down Chung Seo-Yeon in the box.

32 min: SAI 2-1 MAZ
Logan Ragno with a crucial, crucial goal for Mazinaw to get them back in the match. They are safe at the moment as CF Outineau have equalized against Ariddienne, but Mazinaw need to do their bit to be sure.

43 min: SRI 2-0 HAM
Eulatie Abraham is often faulted for trying to score the goal of the season rather than just goals, but then he wouldn’t score beauties like that one.

49 min: NOV 4-1 KIR
Whatever was said at half time evidently didn’t take. Natalia Rossi looks absolutely furious on the Kirkenes bench as Anne-Marie Roux glides far too easily through the midfield line to set up John Vandaele for Novonaya’s fourth goal. It’s not that big a deal in the scheme of things but no coach is happy to lose like this in any circumstances.

52 min: CFO 1-3 ARI
Panic stations for Mazinaw Vanorian fans as Drystan Tudor is caught in possession by Sammy Ramm’s excellent tackle and Briana Noahsdottír finishes off a well-worked counter by Ariddienne.

58 min: CSR 0-0 CLA
The tale of Kaja Hekkert’s season as the St-Rémy striker’s well-placed finish is chalked off for a marginal offside. It’s not been the best of transitions for the marquee signing but with any luck things will be looking up for him and his club next season.

71 min: SAI 3-1 MAZ
Mazinaw are staring disaster in the face as Jocelyn Monroe scores to make it 3-1 to Saintsport!

77 min: PAS 2-0 ASC
Passerine fans know this is the last Championship action they’ll see at Portedowns Park for at least a year and they’re in good spirits as their team heads for a win that ensures they’ll see ASC Arvika again in the second division next year. It was a horrific start to the season that’s doomed them, but in the end they weren’t all that far off the pace.

78 min: Practically speaking one goal is all that Mazinaw need and Alessandro Bella’s 20-yard drive is nearly it, but Kelsey Macklin gets a fingertip to it to divert it onto the crossbar!

83 min: LAT 2-3 BUR
With the length of their respective close-season holidays on the line, this has turned into a thriller at Macquarie Docklands. Chesting down a seeing-eye cross from Ikra Yonte, 19-year old Vanorian prospect Andreas Bjerk has scored his first goal for Burnaby. That will be another week on the Iturributan coast at this rate, unless Aleksander Lukonov wants that Whirl Islands resort booking with a vengeance?

89 min: SHE 1-2 OCE
Oh dear, what a clanger from Tomasz Janaczek. Well, at least Tikariot’s Cardannon Archipelago beckons.

FT: CFO 2-3 ARI
The whistle goes as Yves Escho collects a speculative 35-yard attempt by Calum Kirkpatrick. Barring a last-gasp twist at Admiralty Terrace, that will do it, Ariddienne has beaten CF Outineau, and the odds, to stay in the Championship for another year.

FT: SAI 3-2 MAZ
And there is no last-gasp twist. After eight years in the top flight it’s down to the National division for Mazinaw. Accusations of collusion and some pretty vile invective is being aimed at Outineau today, but they have only themselves to blame for this. They should never have even been in this position and anyone would have bet on them getting a point away at Saintsport at the start of the season.

FT: PAS 2-0 ASC
Arvika were the team with something on the line today but you would never have guessed it. Here’s a club that thinks it’s a mediocre Championship team by divine right, but down to the National they go.


Torbay Thunder 3–0 Star of Confederation
CS Saint-Rémy 0–1 Clayquot City
FC Novonaya 6–3 Kirkenes FC
Saintsport Heath 3–2 Mazinaw Vanorian
CF Saint-Richard 2–0 Hamiltonian Cambria
Passerine 2–0 ASC Arvika
Strathcona Intls 3–2 Coquitlam United
Shearwater FC 1–2 Langlois Océanic
Latrobe Athletic 3–4 Burnaby SC
CF Outineau 2–3 Association Ariddienne


                           Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts
1 CF Outineau 38 23 8 7 86 58 +28 77 -
2 Burnaby SC 38 22 9 7 81 52 +29 75 -
3 Langlois Océanic 38 21 10 7 73 37 +36 73 -
4 Kirkenes FC 38 22 7 9 86 63 +23 73 -
5 Latrobe Athletic 38 19 9 10 83 56 +27 66 -
6 Coquitlam United 38 19 7 12 67 52 +15 64 -
7 Clayquot City 38 17 10 11 64 52 +12 61 -
8 Torbay Thunder 38 15 10 13 59 51 +8 55
9 Shearwater FC 38 16 7 15 57 56 +1 55
10 Strathcona Intls 38 14 12 12 87 85 +2 54
11 CS Saint-Rémy 38 16 6 16 42 41 +1 54
12 FC Novonaya 38 15 7 16 56 59 −3 52
13 Hamiltonian Cambria 38 14 9 15 51 50 +1 51
14 CF Saint-Richard 38 11 10 17 49 64 −15 43
15 Saintsport Heath 38 10 10 18 52 70 −18 40
16 Star of Confederation 38 8 15 15 40 57 −17 39
17 Association Ariddienne 38 10 3 25 39 76 −37 33
18 Mazinaw Vanorian 38 8 8 22 43 67 −24 32 -
19 ASC Arvika 38 8 6 24 42 81 −39 30 -
20 Passerine 38 7 7 24 51 81 −30 28 -


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KELSSEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
SEASON 67


Team of the Year
GK: Steve Longhorn (Océanic CF)
DF: Hela Ishargie (Latrobe Ath)
DF: Joris Elzokari (CF Outineau)
DF: Olaf Haabjörn (Burnaby)
DF: Ashleigh Coles (Burnaby)
MF: Victor Nyquist (Kirkenes)
MF: Zilar Galharretborde (Océanic CF)
MF: Juha Terjakov (CF Outineau)
FW: Wang Yuan (Océanic CF)
FW: Vanda Gerô (CF Outineau)
FW: Fabio Coimbra (Clayquot)

GK: Thimiscles Seanclair (CF Outineau)
DF: Marietta Tesla (Kirkenes)
DF: Jean-Phillippe Auiloquet (CF Outineau)
MF: Nurullah Arslan (Kirkenes)
MF: Mint Leaf (CF Outineau)
FW: Pierre Vasseur (Burnaby)
FW: Amund Evensen (Kirkenes)

Player of the Year: Juha Terjakov (CF Outineau)
Nominees: Amund Evensen (Kirkenes), Vanda Gerô (CF Outineau)
Foreign Player of the Year: Vanda Gerô (CF Outineau)
Nominees: Wang Yuan (Océanic), Victor Nyquist (Kirkenes), Mint Leaf (CF Outineau)
Young Player of the Year: Mint Leaf (CF Outineau)
Nominees: Ego Giles (CF Outineau), Anne-Marie Roux (Novonaya), Tyler Hodgson (Océanic)


   National                Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts 
1 NGSA Ulyanof 42 31 4 7 105 50 +55 97
2 Wynleth Flyers 42 25 8 9 79 53 +26 83
3 Colwynian Vale 42 24 10 8 90 60 +30 82
4 St. David Wanderers 42 23 10 9 68 41 +27 79
5 Port City 42 22 9 11 73 49 +24 75
6 Kingstown Athletic 42 21 9 12 71 41 +30 72
7 Castors d'Outineau 42 18 12 12 67 49 +18 66
8 CF Mirabelle 42 18 12 12 69 57 +12 66
9 Pembina City 42 18 8 16 67 63 +4 62
10 Fretscray FC 42 17 11 14 68 65 +3 62
11 Sitka Valley 42 16 11 15 60 53 +7 59
12 Redswyth Red Stars 42 16 9 17 65 62 +3 57
13 Kawarthas District 42 16 8 18 74 71 +3 56
14 Sudbury Rangers 42 14 9 19 51 72 −21 51
15 Arlingsdale City 42 13 11 18 61 67 −6 50
16 Delta Sorthern 42 14 7 21 53 77 −24 49
17 Llandlaff City 42 13 9 20 55 63 −8 48
18 St. Kildera FC 42 13 9 20 47 61 −14 48
19 Jeunesse Lunaire 42 11 13 18 57 75 −18 46
20 Stade Laneux 42 7 11 24 40 84 −44 32
21 Bramerlea Bulldogs 42 7 9 26 34 70 −36 30
22 Áfram Gimli 42 1 9 32 30 101 −71 12

Promotion playoffs
Semifinals
Colwynian Vale 2–2 Kingstown Athletic (3–2 AET)
St. David Wanderers 1–1 Port City (3–2 AET)

Final – The Domain, Neorvins
Colwynian Vale 4–5 St. David Wanderers

   Association North       Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts
1 CS Rivière-du-Nord 28 21 4 3 52 22 +30 67
2 Southbank Mariners 28 18 6 4 46 20 +26 60
3 Châteaufroid 28 17 7 4 60 32 +28 58
4 Wickham Warriors 28 16 5 7 56 30 +26 53
5 Natanel Royals 28 16 5 7 51 30 +21 53
6 Vinterhagen 28 16 5 7 48 31 +17 53
7 Keeleford County 28 12 8 8 36 32 +4 44
8 Trenton AC 28 13 2 13 44 39 +5 41
9 Ealesgreen United 28 10 8 10 46 41 +5 38
10 New Scarborough 28 11 4 13 44 43 +1 37
11 Hawthorn Elms 28 9 6 13 33 44 −11 33
12 Rockecliffe & Eatons 28 5 6 17 25 50 −25 21
13 Neíra Alavaria 28 2 6 20 29 72 −43 12
14 White Rose 28 1 6 21 17 60 −43 9
15 High River 28 0 8 20 19 60 −41 8

Association South Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 West Haligonia Spartan 28 18 4 6 48 18 +30 58
2 Miramichi Lakers 28 18 4 6 44 23 +21 58
3 Sunrise Coast 28 16 7 5 55 37 +18 55
4 Union Lachaîne 28 16 6 6 55 23 +32 54
5 AS Grands-Sources 28 15 4 9 43 30 +13 49
6 Gagliano Mariners 28 14 7 7 45 34 +11 49
7 AS Lac-Abitargnais 28 13 4 11 33 38 −5 43
8 Breton Pacifica 28 13 3 12 37 36 +1 42
9 Franche-Contamine 28 12 4 12 45 36 +9 40
10 Watermeet 28 9 10 9 53 47 +6 37
11 Kananzawai 28 10 6 12 40 45 −5 36
12 Metropolitan FC 28 6 12 10 33 45 −12 30
13 King Albert Park 28 6 2 20 28 57 −29 20
14 Stade Montagnards 28 3 2 23 20 68 −48 11
15 Point Grey & Kitsilano 28 2 3 23 16 58 −42 9


Promotion playoffs
North semifinals
Southbank Mariners 1–0 Natanel Royals
Châteaufroid 1–1 Wickham Warriors (2–2 AET) (4–3 pen.)

South semifinals
Miramichi Lakers 2–1 AS Grands-Sources
Sunrise Coast 0–1 Union Lachaîne

North final
Southbank Mariners 0–1 Châteaufroid

South final
Miramichi Lakers 1–1 Union Lachaîne (2–2 AET) (4–3 pen.)

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First round
Natanel Royals 2–4 Colwynian Vale
Kawarthas District 1–0 Jeunesse Lunaire
Southbank Mariners 2–2 Franche-Contamine (3–2 AET)
Bramerlea Bulldogs 2–0 Redswyth Red Stars
Metropolitan FC 0–3 Port City
Vinterhagen 1–0 Miramichi Lakers
Trenton AC 0–2 Stade Montagnards
Llandlaff City 1–2 Watermeet
Kananzawai 0–1 Gagliano Mariners
Delta Sorthern 1–0 St. David Wanderers
NGSA Ulyanof 4–2 Châteaufroid
Hawthorn Elms 0–4 New Scarborough
Sunrise Coast 0–1 Áfram Gimli
Wickham Warriors 3–1 St. Kildera FC
Arlingsdale City 0–2 Castors d'Outineau
Rockecliffe & Eatons 1–1 Neíra Alavaria (2–1 AET)
AS Lac-Abitargnais 1–0 West Haligonia Spartan
Lancaster Hill 2–3 Kingstown Athletic
Keeleford County 0–1 CS Rivière-du-Nord
AS Grands-Sources 1–0 Breton Pacifica
Kisloups 3–4 Pembina City
Wynleth Flyers 0–0 Fretscray FC (0–0 AET) (3–1 pen.)
Sudbury Rangers 1–2 Ealesgreen United
Union Lachaîne 3–0 Stade Laneux

Second round
Colwynian Vale 2–0 Kawarthas District
Southbank Mariners 1–0 Bramerlea Bulldogs
Port City 5–3 Vinterhagen
Stade Montagnards 0–0 Watermeet (0–0 AET) (3–1 pen.)
Gagliano Mariners 0–1 Delta Sorthern
NGSA Ulyanof 4–1 New Scarborough
Áfram Gimli 1–1 Wickham Warriors (1–2 AET)
Castors d'Outineau 5–2 Rockecliffe & Eatons
AS Lac-Abitargnais 1–0 Kingstown Athletic
CS Rivière-du-Nord 2–1 AS Grands-Sources
Pembina City 1–0 Wynleth Flyers
Ealesgreen United 2–1 Union Lachaîne

Third round
AS Lac-Abitargnais 1–2 Torbay Thunder
Pembina City 0–3 Hamiltonian Cambria
Ealesgreen United 3–3 Castors d'Outineau (3–3 AET) (3–2 pen.)
Saintsport Heath 3–0 Delta Sorthern
Port City 3–3 Burnaby SC (4–3 AET)
Star of Confederation 3–0 Wickham Warriors
CS Rivière-du-Nord 1–5 Langlois Océanic
Stade Montagnards 0–1 Association Ariddienne
FC Novonaya 1–0 Coquitlam United
CF Outineau 4–4 ASC Arvika (4–4 AET) (3–4 pen.)
Strathcona Internationals 1–1 CS Saint-Rémy (1–2 AET)
Mazinaw Vanorian 2–4 NGSA Ulyanof
Southbank Mariners 0–0 Clayquot City (0–2 AET)
Passerine 0–1 Kirkenes FC
Shearwater 3–0 Colwynian Vale
CF Saint-Richard 1–1 Latrobe Athletic (1–1 AET) (2–4 pen.)

Fourth round
NGSA Ulyanof 0–1 Clayquot City
Torbay Thunder 1–3 Latrobe Athletic
Star of Confederation 3–1 Ealesgreen United
Saintsport Heath 1–3 FC Novonaya
Kirkenes FC 3–1 Hamiltonian Cambria
CS Saint-Rémy 2–1 Port City
Langlois Océanic 3–1 ASC Arvika
Association Ariddienne 1–2 Shearwater

Quarterfinals
Star of Confederation 2–1 Langlois Océanic
Clayquot City 1–0 Latrobe Athletic
Shearwater 0–1 CS Saint-Rémy
Kirkenes FC 3–0 FC Novonaya

Semifinals
CS Saint-Rémy 0–2 Clayquot City
Star of Confederation 3–4 Kirkenes FC


16th Coupe des Patriotes final
Stadium of the Workers, Neorvins (attendance 63,184)
While Kirkenes had finished 12 points and three places above Clayquot City, it was Clayquot who’d had the better of the matchup having taken four points from the tie: a 0-0 draw at Kanard Park and then beating Kirkenes 2-0 on their own turf. In a Cup final with a rich history of upsets, this was reason enough for Natalia Rossi’s outfit to start with caution.

This made for a dour first half; Marietta Tesla was limited by the fear of letting Raizen Saikyomono get loose, but Clayquot also pressed hard to deny time and space when Kirkenes moved onto the right flank. Kirkenes had plenty of the ball and few outlets for offence, leading that stat with 78% of the possession in the first 45 minutes. And yet it was Clayquot who closest to scoring, but after getting on to the end of a ball from Nishant Gilam, full-back Erling Bolander sliced his volley wide of the far post in the 18th minute.

The breakthrough finally came through a broken play, ironically when Kirkenes misplaced a pass and Morgan Epsom nipped in to intercept but collided with Christophe Viollet. The referee waved play on as both teams lodged complaints and the loose ball came to Imke Diskin who pinged in down the middle to Erika Wolff, who was right where Epsom would otherwise have been. It was Kirkenes’s first real chance and Wolff made sure it counted, taking the ball on the turn and beating Dimitrije Azar at the far post.

Kirkenes could probably have gone for the kill at this point, but they went back to ball possession to see out the match and the frustrated Clayquot players began to hack at shins to get the ball off them. Jason Curtin had to be alert when Raizen Saikyomono skinned Tesla on the inside and fired a powerful shot at goal, but otherwise Kirkenes were able to squeeze the life out of the remaining half-hour for their first Coupe des Patriotes triumph and Natalia Rossi’s first Kelssek trophy after two years in the job and two years of acid backbiting from the fanbase.

CLAYQUOT 0
Dimitrije Azar
Kari Bardiche (off 63)
Teyo Echehun
Morgan Epsom Image
Erling Bolander
Nishant Gilam
Jacques Lebaume (off 70)
Anders Kreissen Image (off 77)
Luke Johnson
Raizen Saikyomono
Fabio Coimbra Image

Olette Coleyn
Cephas Lidston (on 63)
Alex Morrison
Inga-Lisa Jansson
Lyndon Haynes (on 70)
Sean Clarke
Sigrun Holgersdottir (on 77)
KIRKENES 1
Jason Curtin
Marietta Tesla
Patrice Boudreau
Joachim Elden
Imke Diskin Image
Victor Nyquist Image (sub 77)
Nurullah Arslan
Patrick Kirkland (sub 63)
Amund Evensen
Erika Wolff Image 65’ (sub 86)
Patrick Kirkland

Beck Pruttan
Allison Tucker
Rodney Bright
Marek Fifield (on 77)
Lysander Brandis
Christophe Violette (on 63)
Sophie Hildebrand (on 86)

Vilitan Cove Invitational semifinals
Strathcona 3-1 Algolia (SRS)
Marine World Park, Crosaibi
Kirkenes 2-0 Andü (MRN)
Andü Academy

Both Strathcona and Kirkenes handled their semifinal opponents to set up the first VCI final to feature two clubs from the same country, but the outcome was presaged by the way Kirkenes disposed of Andü Volunteers to the often disjointed manner that Strathcona managed to get past Algolia. Strathcona seemed to pick themselves up for the chance to defend the trophy, and the final ended up decided by errors – Strathcona simply committed more and both teams took the gifts they presented to each other.
Vilitan Cove Invitational final
Strathcona 1-2 Kirkenes
Rukavina (72’) – Nyquist (28’), Fifield (79’)
Tivali Ring, Alikki-Corra

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The Premiership
Season 21


Northeast           P    W    D    L    F     A    Dif  Pts
Olympique Langlois 73 43 18 12 257 157 100 104 Q 3
Redswyth Union 73 46 7 20 250 175 75 99 Q 4
CS Val d'Argent 73 44 8 21 258 191 67 96 Q 5
Internationale Latrobe 73 40 11 22 238 189 49 91 Q 8
Cantons-de-l'Ouest 73 38 12 23 224 201 23 88 Q 9
Clayquot Partisans 73 37 13 23 233 184 49 87 Q 10
Kirkenes Dragons 73 36 15 22 229 194 35 87 q B1
Colwyn Thunder 73 36 11 26 212 189 23 83 q B2
Chevalles de Champjaune 73 37 8 28 229 202 27 82 q B3
Red Star Clayquot 73 31 16 26 210 212 -2 78 q B4
Pingouins de Lescure 73 34 9 30 213 211 2 77 q B5
Beaujoire 73 30 15 28 235 222 13 75 q B6
Faucons de Saint-Rémy 73 29 17 27 229 216 13 75 q B7
Kirkenes Rangers 73 32 6 35 218 219 -1 70
Neorvins Wolves 73 25 16 32 210 217 -7 66
Wynleth Gaels 73 24 14 35 210 220 -10 62
Kingsharbour Royals 73 25 12 36 195 207 -12 62
Glen Éira 73 19 15 39 167 229 -62 53
Kardinia Cats 73 18 8 47 172 268 -96 44

Southwest P W D L F A Dif Pts
CH Outineau 73 52 8 13 253 151 102 112 Q 1
Vickery Vikings 73 50 8 15 272 168 104 108 Q 2
Burnaby Ravens 73 39 16 18 239 181 58 94 Q 6
Ad Astra 73 39 14 20 220 192 28 92 Q 7
Mazinaw Knights 73 36 8 29 209 186 23 80 Q 11
Dartmoor Armada 73 31 14 28 211 210 1 76 Q 12
Olympique Laneux 73 28 16 29 209 240 -31 72 q B8
Breton Emeralds 73 28 11 34 220 237 -17 67
Alavarian 73 29 7 37 220 228 -8 65
Pembina Thistle 73 26 10 37 189 227 -38 62
Kalista Renegades 73 25 12 36 181 231 -50 62
Novanaya Rangers 73 21 17 35 194 218 -24 59
Dinamo Lupinissia 73 21 14 38 203 231 -28 56
Escadron de Dorval 73 24 8 41 184 222 -38 56
Grand Falls Haligonian 73 19 13 41 201 255 -54 51
AS Dieppe 73 18 15 40 169 237 -68 51
Natanel Rangers 73 17 12 44 167 251 -84 46
Crystal Mountains 73 16 13 44 164 231 -67 45
Anciens-Baillages 73 17 7 49 157 252 -95 41


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129th Desjardins Cup
First round
Kirkenes Dragons   1  3  7
Olympique Laneux 0 1 4

Colwyn 1 3 4 2
Faucons St-Rémy 4 4 1 4

Champjaune 4 4 0 5
Beaujoire 2 1 3 0

Red Star Clayquot 4 4 5
Lescure 2 3 0


Second round
CH Outineau           3* 2  4  4  3
Faucons St-Rémy 2 3 2 2 1

Inter Latrobe 2 4 3 1 5 4
Cantons-de-l'Ouest 1 3 4 3 2 1

Val d'Argent 4* 4 3 5
Dartmoor 3 1 2 0

Redswyth Union 1 1 3 2 3
Kirkenes Dragons 4 4 2 4 5

Burnaby 2 3 2 5 4 2 5
Mazinaw 4 4 1 3 2 4 4

Olymp Langlois 3 6 2 3 1 4 0
Champjaune 4* 1 4 1 4 2 5

Ad Astra 3 1 4 3 6 3 1
Clayquot Partisans 5 4 2 4 3 2 2*

Vickery 5 4 5 4
Red Star Clayquot 4 0 2 2


Quarterfinals
CH Outineau          7  5* 4  2  6
Inter Latrobe 0 4 1 4 2

Val d'Argent 2 2 1 3 5 1
Kirkenes Dragons 5 1 2 5 0 2

Burnaby 2 5 4 4 4 3
Champjaune 4 2 3 5 1 2

Clayquot Partisans 2 4* 3* 3 1 3 4
Vickery 3* 3 2 2 4 6 2


Semifinals
CH Outineau         3* 4  4  5*
Kirkenes Dragons 2 2 1 4

Burnaby 4 5 3* 2 3
Clayquot Partisans 1 4 2 4 2


Final
CH Outineau       3  5  7  3*
Burnaby 2 4 2 2


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DESJARDINS CUP WINNERS


Talking points from the season
1. Grand times for Le Grand Club
CH Outineau wins a sixth league pennant in a row and claims the Desjardins Cup to win the double for the second time in four years.

2. Fresh faces
A youthful team from Val d’Argent proved the surprise package. Finishing third in the tough Northeast region, the underdogs from a gritty central Beaulac mining town made the Desjardins Cup quarterfinals where they came inches from dumping out the defending champion Kirkenes Dragons.

3. Regional imbalance
For the second year in a row, an imbalance in team strength seemed to favour the Northeast League and calls for the league to reallocate teams have become louder. One of the key points for grousing is that it might be giving CH Outineau an easier ride to the league pennant playing more games against an evidently weaker set of opponents.
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SEASON 21


Wynleth Cambria has been a club on the rise the past few years, thanks to a solid talent pipeline and a real commitment by players like Aaron Harkin and Biryan Nazeem who turned down offers from the richer big-city clubs for the promise of doing something really great and historic. And that's what they did, clinching the club's first-ever league title with two matches to spare. The vital wins came on matchweeks 24 and 25, however, when they faced both Nordiques and Latrobe one after the other and smacked them down with 58-29 and then a stellar 63-3 against their main challengers to put real daylight for them at the top of the table.

                            Pld    W   D   L    PF   PA   PD   Pts
1 Wynleth Cambria 28 24 1 3 1160 615 +545 98
2 Latrobe Athletic 28 20 2 6 1002 582 +420 84
3 Mazinaw Stallions 28 19 0 9 989 778 +211 76
4 Redswyth Rebels 28 18 2 8 957 749 +208 76
5 Burnaby Lions 28 17 1 10 950 662 +288 70
6 Kirkenes Crusaders 28 17 0 11 1022 770 +252 68
7 Nordiques RFC 28 15 2 11 879 642 +237 64
8 Breton RFC 28 16 0 12 880 721 +159 64
9 Rotor Novonaya 28 14 2 12 900 803 +97 60
10 Hamilton Highlanders 28 13 2 13 735 833 −98 56
11 Clayquot Reds 28 9 0 19 709 1030 −321 36
12 Neorvins Armada 28 8 1 19 692 874 −182 34
13 Vickery RFC 28 5 2 21 533 1158 −625 24
14 Alouettes de Champjaune 28 4 1 23 643 1158 −515 18
15 NGSA Ulyanof 28 3 0 25 539 1215 −676 12

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SEASON 39


                         Pld    W   D   L    GF   GA   GD   Pts
1 Daudard-des-Oiseaux 36 29 1 6 352 256 +96 88
2 Lakeland Storm 36 25 4 7 333 259 +74 79
3 Burnaby Thunderbirds 36 22 8 6 323 255 +68 74
4 Kraken d'Outineau 36 22 5 9 319 258 +61 71
5 CA Langlois 36 23 2 11 308 252 +56 71
6 Redswyth Marlins 36 20 3 13 325 283 +42 63
7 Neorvins Sharks 36 20 2 14 310 265 +45 62
8 Kirkenes Jets 36 19 3 14 294 281 +13 60
9 Kirkenes Blues 36 18 4 14 300 262 +38 58
10 Latrobe Dolphins 36 17 5 14 281 287 −6 56
11 Breton Mooseheads 36 14 7 15 281 297 −16 49
12 Natanel Aquatic Club 36 15 3 18 280 285 −5 48
13 Wynleth Avengers 36 15 3 18 284 293 −9 48
14 Vickery Tsunami 36 13 3 20 245 295 −50 42
15 Clayquot Neptunes 36 11 2 23 289 321 −32 35
16 Dynamo Lupinissia 36 10 2 24 274 332 −58 32
17 Laneux Natation 1874 36 8 0 28 265 353 −88 24
18 Kewatin Vipers 36 7 0 29 246 336 −90 21
19 Colywn Aquatics 36 5 1 30 221 360 −139 16


Preliminary finals
Daudard-des-Oiseaux 1-2 Kraken d'Outineau 10-8 8-9 8-11
Lakeland Storm 2-1 Burnaby Thunderbirds 9-8 7-10 10-8

Elimination finals
CA Langlois 2-0 Kirkenes Jets 11-8* 8-5
Redswyth Marlins 2-0 Neorvins Sharks 8-5 14-10

Quarterfinals
Burnaby Thundebirds 0-2 CA Langlois 6-8 7-9
Daudard-des-Oiseaux 2-1 Redswyth Marlins 10-9* 9-9* (3-5 pen) 9-6

Semifinals
Kraken d'Outineau 2-0 CA Langlois 9-8 8-7*
Lakeland Storm 0-2 Daudard-des-Oiseaux 8-9 9-12

Championship final
Kraken d'Outineau 2-1 Daudard-des-Oiseaux 7-8 11-10* 10-8


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WATER POLO PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
SEASON 39

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KFL CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON 68 PREVIEW


Yves Esho [GK], age 30 (KSK)
Trevor Malone [RB], age 34 (TKT)
Celestina Manato [D C], age 28 (KSK)
Tammy Dubarreau [D C], age 23 (KSK)
Théo Arakelyan* [D L], age 32 (KSK/ARI)
Wil Marshal [CM], age 26 (SNL)
Sammy Ramm [M C] C, age 35 (KSK)
Ismaël Zahiri [AM C], age 25 (KSK)
Bríana Noahsdóttir* [RM/RW], age 28 (GRF)
Jacques Kalahuai [AM LC], age 23 (KSK/ARI)
Gedeó Escat* [ST], age 24 (TEQ)

Marc-Henri Normand [GK], age 37 (KSK)
Matiu Chanteau [D R], age 27 (KSK)
Lucas Tolland [D C], age 30 (KSK)
Harold Adelkune [LB/LM], age 20 (KSK)
Pierre Aboubacar [DM C], age 33 (KSK)
Cory Martello [M L], age 33 (KSK)
Teariki Tieramo [DM C], age 21 (KSK/ARI)
Jacques Argentine [M C], age 33 (KSK)
Yannick Silane [M C], age 19 (KSK/ARI)
Tyler Prentice [AM C], age 35 (KSK)
Paul Bertrand [FW], age 19 (KSK)
Benjamin Mina [F C], age 35 (KSK)

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Association Ariddienne
Home ground: Pavilion d’education physique et des sports de l’Université d’Outineau (PEPSUO) (16,300)
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training facilities ★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Fanzine: Tient à cœur
Notable former players: Danielle Maradrogba, Êsêkïl dí Völará
Manager: Yvan Sissoko, age 47

A community sports organization formed by the Ariddian diaspora in Outineau, serving the needs of the diverse communities – by which we mean working class and migrants, mostly – of the city’s northeastern districts. Ariddienne’s rise to the top flight and reaching the quarter-finals of the Coupe des Patriotes made them the feel-good story of season 62. Having outgrown the community sports facility they’ve used for years, as a third season of temporary bleachers really was too much for the local council to accept, they will play this season at a university facility.

Stubbornly holding on to earn a fifth season in the top flight, Ariddienne have gained a reputation as dogged survivors. Some of their key players aren’t getting any younger, but still just based on experience no one would write them off.

Last 3 seasons: 17th, 14th, 17th
Players in: Harold Adelkune (youth), Paul Bertrand (youth)

Bernard Despatie [GK], age 37 (KSK)
Nacuémiró Buené [D/M L], age 23 (KSK/FFD)
Olaf Haabjörn [D C], age 25 (SVJ)
Ingrid Lambert [D C], age 22 (KSK)
Ashleigh Coles [D R], age 30 (ETN)
Kari Zücker [M C] C, age 32 (KSK)
Turok van Halen [CM/AM], age 27 (HIN)
Tios Pórmel Mufes* [AM], age 26 (TIO)
Maiev Feidhlim* [M L ], age 27 (SRS)
Ikra Yonte* [RM], age 26 (SRS)
Pierre Vasseur [F C], age 32 (VLD)

Pietro Salinas [GK], age 26 (KSK)
Simon Boulechemin [D C], age 30 (KSK)
Keith Leung [D/M C], age 26 (KSK)
Ciaran Black [D L], age 20 (KSK)
Jason McGwire [D/M L], age 24 (KSK)
Nicole Birch [M L ], age 35 (KSK)
Tanner Malvin [M C], age 26 (KSK)
Minerva Emond [AM], age 23 (EFL)
Rory Joseph [RM], age 18 (KSK)
Josh Wallin [M R], age 30 (KSK)
Markus Oyvind [AM C], age 24 (KSK)
Aaron Karushige [F C], age 33 (KSK)
Samir Petrovic [F C], age 30 (KSK)
Timothy Sapping [AM/F C], age 20 (KOR)
Andreas Bjerk [AM LR], age 20 (VAL)

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Burnaby Sport Club
Home ground: Stadium Konoha (60,200)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★★ / Training facilities ★★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★★
Main rivals: Coquitlam United, Kirkenes FC
Honours: KFL Championship (13): 4, 13, 16, 25, 29, 44, 47, 48, 50, 52, 54, 58, 64, 65; runners-up: 56, 63, 67
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 14; finalist: 8, 11
Fanzines: Altitude Sickness, Two O'Clock Gun, Blue Patch Boys
Notable former players: Phillip Lozic, Thamior Liadon
Manager: Seth Harrison, age 58

Kelssek’s most successful team in terms of league titles, the first (so far only) team to win the league and cup double, the first club to reach a UICA group stage, and named Kelssek’s UICA Club of the Century for that incredible accomplishment, giving them the dubious nickname “Centurions”. Burnaby’s historic success is built on their excellent youth academy system, which they were the first team in the country to establish. This was also possible because they’re the most popular team in the part of the country where soccer is the most popular, so plenty of ticket-buying fans and a strong local talent pool. It’s also the club most likely for people outside the country to have heard of.

The final table put Burnaby in second place two points behind the champions, but in reality Burnaby were never really in the hunt; CF Outineau ran away with a double-digit lead and then nearly bottled it under pressure from a Langlois team that then choked even harder at the end, while Centurions fans looked on with a mixture of bemusement and frustration at what could have been if they’d been a bit more consistent at the start of the season. As always, winning everything is the target.

Previous seasons: 2nd, 3rd, 1st + Cup winners
Players in: Rory Joseph (youth)


Thimiscles Seanclair [GK], age 28 (YSP)
Isadora Markkanen [LB], age 33 (NPH)
Jean-Phillippe Auiloqet [D C], age 29 (KSK)
Joris Elzokari [D C], age 27 (SRS)
Ashley Douglass [D/WB R] C, age 31 (KSK)
Götz Makatsch [M/AM], age 23 (VAL)
Calum Kirkpatrick [M LC], age 28 (AUD)
Mint Leaf* [RW/AM], age 22 (CRY)
Juha Terjakov* [AM], age 33 (SVJ)
Radomir Primakov [F C], age 26 (PDN)
Vanda Gerô* [ST], age 25 (PAS)

Jeanne Dutronc [GK], age 27 (HIN)
Afrim Degirmen [CB], age 25 (SRS)
Nicolas Michel [D LC], age 24 (KSK)
Jean-Marc Arndeau [D C], age 34 (KSK)
Emmett Thackary [D R], age 27 (KSK)
Melanie Fowler [D RC], age 24 (KSK)
Daley Potter [D L], age 34 (KSK)
Odveig Wheeler [DM C], age 34 (APX)
Gilles Bray [M C], age 21 (KSK)
Juan Hernandez [M LC], age 33 (KSK)
Saori Takahata [AM/F C], age 27 (HIN)
Drystan Tudor [CM / AM], age 20 (DEL)
Ego Giles [LW/RW], age 24 (TKT)
Scott Davies [F C], age 31 (KSK)
János rue Belois [M LR], age 23 (KSK/FFD)

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Club de football d’Outineau
Home ground: Parc de la Crémazie (27,800)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★★ / Training ★★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Main rivals: Kirkenes FC, Castors d'Outineau, CS Saint-Rémy
Honours: KFL Championship (9): 12, 15, 27, 33, 41, 50, 60, 63, 67; runners-up: 59
Coupe des Patriotes (2): 5, 13
Ad'ihan Challenge Trophy (1): 18
Notable former players: Blake McDonagh, Gabriel Lapierre, James McDonald, Loïc Maçon-Petrault, Brigitte Coppinger, Adam Corvin
Fanzines: Tourtière congelé, Ignoble, Latte-Sipping Cock Muncher's Quarterly

One of Kelssek soccer’s traditional powerhouses, they did one better than Burnaby SC and made it to the group stage of the Champions Cup once. The club’s Anglian fanzine pays tribute to an infamous hot-mic incident when a KBC pundit dismissed the passion of the club’s supporters with a colourful reference to the city’s pretentious coffee preferences and social liberalism. High-demand matches against rivals are played at the 55,000-seater Stade Olympique, as are those in the winter when the roof comes in handy for keeping the snow off.

While expected to be near the top they were given an outside chance of winning the Championship at best. One pundit even wrote them off unconvinced by their quiet transfer activity. But after a middling start, it then all seemed to click for CFO as they seemed to be on a runaway trip to the trophy, and their relatively young squad will only learn from the experience of almost letting an 11-point lead slip away in the last two months. No one will underestimate them this year.

Manager: Romain Dupuis, age 49
Coach: Brigitte Coppinger, age 38 (NPH)
Previous seasons: 1st, 6th, 10th
Players out: János rue Belois (loan, VfL Reinbronn), Adam Corvin (retired)

Areke Shinra [GK], age 27 (HIN)
Edmün Dârgâneý [RB], age 25 (FFD)
Maxime Bearnon-Sappeur [D C], age 30 (KSK)
Alexandre von Mertens* [D C] C, age 27 (KSK)
Yara Mearns [LB/LM], age 24 (KSK)
Karina Jacobson [DM C], age 24 (PFA)
Venig de Bondyes* [CM], age 34 (OAM)
Bruno Boulerice [CM], age 23 (KSK)
Xena Allste [RM/RW], age 24 (CMT)
Eulatie Abraham* [ST], age 28 (CMT)
Dennon Lewis [F C], age 26 (TKT)

Michelle Normand [GK], age 37 (KSK)
Sungnam-Simon Park [D LC], age 34 (KSK)
Jonathan Dubois [D C], age 36 (KSK)
Taylor Barris [D R], age 24 (KSK)
Patrice Morin [D LR], age 20 (KSK)
Mortéza Fadel [DM C], age 30 (KSK)
Anne-Marie Lamoureaux [M C], age 23 (KSK)
Louise Tremblay [M C], age 27 (KSK)
Faragó Aranya [AM LC], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Stéphanie Romer [CM/RM], age 18 (KSK)
Seong Mi-Na [M R/L], age 35 (HIN)
Juan Marc Valdéz [F C], age 26 (KSK)

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Club de football Saint-Richard
Home ground: Stade Michel-Beaulieu (19,400)
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training ★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 35
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 9
Main rivals: Langlois Océanic
Fanzines: Moules frites
Manager: Michel Poitras

Les Navigateurs pride themselves on their "small town" ethos, being close to the community, and a squad primarily made up of "gars de chez nous", youth players from the local area who came up through its academy. It’s been a bit of a volatile performance over the last few years, swinging from IFCF qualification to fending off relegation.

With general consensus that the squad is in for a horrible slog this year, match-going fans are instead anticipating the options that a new catering contractor will bring to their half-time concession stand experience, with promises of no price rises, better quality pogos (deep fried hot dog sausages on a stick), a wider variety of toppings for the fries, and a different beer special every week.

Last 3 seasons: 14th, 17th, 6th
Players in: Stéphanie Romer (youth)

Dimitrije Azar [GK], age 29 (MRC)
Erling Bolander [D R], age 27 (NRH)
Morgan Epsom [D C], age 31 (KSK)
Teyo Echehun [D C], age 26 (ASG)
Cephas Lidston [D L], age 26 (SRS)
Nishant Gilam* [M C], age 25 (KSK)
Alessandro Bella [CM/AM], age 24 (SVG)
Luke Johnson [AM LC], age 26 (KSK)
Donatien Csokonai [AM], age 23 (KSK/FFD)
Raizen Saikyomono* [RM/ST], age 27 (HIN)
Fabio Coimbra* [FW] C, age 32 (VLD)

Olette Coleyn [GK], age 28 (BRE)
Kari Bardiche [LB], age 32 (NPH)
Koit Isarn [RB], age 36 (SRS)
Gérard Olivier [D C], age 36 (KSK)
Alex Morrison [D C], age 27 (KSK)
Inga-Lisa Jansson [RM], age 20 (NRH)
Sean Clarke [M R], age 34 (KSK)
Jacques Lebeaume [M C], age 31 (KSK)
Anders Kreissen [M L ], age 35 (KSK)
Sigrun Holgersdottir [ST], age 25 (SVJ)
Colm McCarrigan [F C], age 35 (KSK)
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Clayquot City Football Club
Home ground: Kanard Park (32,600)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Honours: KFL Championship (2): 10, 26; runners-up: 53
Coupe des Patriotes (2): 10, 11; runners-up: 16
Notable former players: Seamus Wylten, Victor Clinton
Fanzine: Gold Star Republic
Manager: Patrick Harril, age 53

A long-established club from the capital of Etnier, Clayquot have been comfortable features of the top flight for ages yet have rarely broken out of mid-table mediocrity. They enjoy a loyal, long-suffering, and self-deprecating following, and have produced their share of world-class talent. The current team is built around Fabio Coimbra’s finishing touch and Raizen Saikyomono’s street-honed magic feet.

The signing of Alessandro Bella was seen as a coup, but that’s created a bit of an unbalanced midfield with only Gilam having hints of defensive tendency, so there are bound to be some exciting times in more ways than one.

Last 3 seasons: 7th + Cup finalist, 5th, 11th
Players in: Alessandro Bella (Mazinaw Vanorian, τ870k/$2.5m)
Players out: Lyndon Haynes (retired)

Kevin Cannon [GK], age 28 (KSK)
Wilsrë Quelausé* [LB], age 24 (FFD)
Casey Lindner [D C], age 28 (KSK)
Kassel Pokorný [D C] C, age 35 (KSK)
Kâyetá Jírraósôás [D R], age 23 (KSK/FFD)
Alex Bronson* [M C], age 31 (XAN)
Nithya Hoang [CM], age 24 (SRS)
Luo Dan [RW/ST], age 27 (YZH)
Adon Johnson [LM/CM], age 21 (KSK)
Dusty Clement [F C], age 28 (BRE)
Aldo Vocani* [F C], age 43 (MRN)

Piotr Lukowitz [GK], age 32 (KSK)
Neil Lych [LB], age 30 (HVY)
Caleigh Smith [D C], age 36 (KSK)
Stephanie Grübling [D C], age 31 (KSK)
Heidi Hopkins [M RC], age 25 (KSK)
John Parker [M L ], age 26 (KSK)
Simon Barisstan [M R], age 25 (KSK)
Arjan Singh [F C], age 35 (KSK)
Jahn Nilsson [AM/F C], age 34 (KSK)
Mariano Lucio [AMC], age 30 (TEQ)
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Coquitlam United
Home ground: Maillardville Park (20,300)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Main rivals: Burnaby SC
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 28; runners-up: 51, 52, 66
Patriotes Cup finalists: 14
Fanzine: Bear-Proof Bins
Manager: Henri Hubert; Assistant manager: Obey Chidiebere

While bearing the name of only one of them, the club represents metropolitan Burnaby's eastern suburbs, and so are often nicknamed the "Easties". Their ambitions of matching Burnaby SC have generally exceeded their actual ability to do so. In this derby rivalry, uptown/downtown and urban/suburban stereotypes are definitely in play – one of their fan songs concerns defecating into their rivals’ soy lattes.

Coquitlam are enjoying a good spell at the moment and want to cement themselves as a perennial IFCF team. The main target will be the Champions League, but getting more from their younger players will be a must as there’s only so far they can go relying on veterans to carry the load. The question of managerial succession is also coming up more and more as Hubert hints at retirement, and the debate is whether to go with current assistant Obey Chidebere or cast the net wider, maybe someone who’s won the KFL before – what’s Jorge Guardia doing these days?

Last season: 6th, 2nd, 4th
Players out: Rycszard Vepocojat (Dynamo Bardjov, free)

Cale Shaughlin [GK], age 32 (KSK)
Terrance Foley [D L], age 31 (KSK)
Brian Sanders [CB/RB] C, age 35 (CBP)
Tenmu Tsu'umutapoa [CB/DM], age 29 (HIN)
Jérémie Chasseur-Ardenne* [D R], age 27 (KSK)
Cherita Sheikh-Renard [DM], age 25 (EFL)
Kristian Mashtian [M C], age 30 (KSK)
Charles Linton-Arbour [M C], age 24 (KSK)
Bruno Silva* [RW], age 26 (DRP/HIN)
Arsène de Saintyon [ST], age 28 (OAM)
Kaja Hekkert* [ST], age 27 (KOR)

Liam Wallace [GK], age 22 (MUR)
Hipolito Cegarra [D R], age 22 (KSK/FFD)
Benat Renak [D L], age 35 (KSK)
Richie Muguerza [LB], age 17 (MRT)
Lio Turnau [CB], age 25 (STL)
Osman Bennouna [D C], age 25 (KSK)
Corinne Eriksen [DM C], age 33 (APX)
Alain Chan [RM], age 19 (KSK)
Marie-Louise Boisclair [CM], age 21 (KSK)
Denig Regnault [LW], age 32 (OAM)
Darin Crow [ST], age 29 (TOR)

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Club sportif de Saint-Rémy
Home ground: Stade Intersat
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Honours: KFL Championship (5): 8, 23, 55, 61, 62; runners-up: 57, 58
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 3
Rivals: CF Outineau
Fanzine: Ceux qui mange tous les pogos, Carte-cadeaux de Dieu
Notable former players: Ian Sinclair, Brayden Custworth, Adrian Tremblay-Fillon, Greta Enger

Manager: Calen Reamsey

Often referred to as CSSR for short. The club's motto "ferai valoir" roughly translates as "put it to good use" though its meaning has several religious and historical layers, such as referencing a famous battleship and some Catholic Church stuff (hence the title of an unauthorized fanzine, "God's gift card"). Among the club legends is Ian Sinclair, who played for Kelssek at six World Cups (37-42) and was the first Kelssekian footballer to play abroad when he signed for A.F.F. in Cafundéu. More recent stars include national team stalwart Brayden Custworth.

Kaja Hekkert was supposed to bring CSSR back into the IFCF places, if not the title conversation. But uncertainties in the boardroom and continued poor results led to Jorge Guardia, the manager who got them their last two titles, getting the sack mid-season. Guardia went on to bemoan that he didn’t try harder to veto the sale of Greta Enger, the transaction that seemed to start the downward spiral. This is a rebuilding phase for sure, but finishing in the top half of the table must be the minimum expectation.

Last three seasons: 11th, 8th, 8th
Players in: Lio Turnau (FC Teussen Stelburg, τ700k/$2m)
Players out: Julie Dufour (Inter Nantwich, τ1m/$3m), Maxime Deschamps (Dreamland City, τ700k/$2m)


Nathan Meeks [GK], age 32 (KSK)
Ovidijus Stubbs [LWB], age 32 (BRE)
Dragan Djejić [D C], age 26 (ZRH)
Gregor Lacan [D C], age 33 (KSK)
Wen West [RB], age 22 (DEL)
Genzo Tawari* [DM] C, age 27 (HIN)
Carson Hill [M C], age 32 (KSK)
Ludovicus Dagnesses [AM], age 25 (FFD)
Henning Hemmingsen [ST], age 31 (DCA)
Anne-Marie Roux* [LW/ST], age 22 (SVG)
John Vandaele* [ST], age 25 (DEL)

Maiya Ovidinjus [GK], age 24 (KSK)
George Nelson [LB], age 21 (EUR)
Marius Gunder [D R], age 30 (KSK)
Alice Forsyth [D RC], age 33 (KSK)
Tyler Blackwood [M C], age 34 (KSK)
Daniel Brown [M R], age 31 (KSK)
Julia Bradford [M L], age 33 (KSK)
Ciorstaidh Flegkas [CF], age 21 (KSK)
Andrew Liew [M LR], age 21 (KSK)

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Football Club of Novonaya
Home ground: Griffin Park (39,200)
Honours: KFL National runners-up: 61
Rivals: NGSA Ulyanof
Fanzine(s): The Grand Gallop
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★

Manager: Abbrick Faillace, age 43 (Image AUD)

After years of bouncing between second and third division, FC Novonaya enjoyed a rise in attention, attendances, and ambitions after the refurbishment and expansion of their home stadium for the 12th Summer Olympics. The club have been putting in the investment and it’s shown some return in cementing their first-division status. Whether they can do much more is a real question: the ambition is to qualify for IFCF, but things seem to have hit a ceiling as breaking into the top tier proves a hard task.

Abbrick Faillace’s rookie managerial season was more or less satisfactory, though many dream of more. There’s a generational shift underway in the squad which many hope will propel them upwards. The question this year is whether players like Nelson, West, and Flegkas are going to realize their potential, and how much further can Anne-Marie Roux rise? How the team does will depend on it.

Last 3 seasons: 12th, 16th, 13th


Damien Harcomb [GK], age 28 (KSK)
Tuomas Nordstrom [D R], age 22 (KSK/FFD)
Tyler Shrub* [LB], age 32 (KSK)
Anette Faure [CB], age 26 (CMT)
Irinia Wassef [CB], age 26 (SRS)
Ashton Moore* [M C] C , age 27 (EUR)
Richard MacEwan [M C], age 22 (KSK)
Tomás Guisao [M R], age 22 (KSK/FFD)
Joncis Pataiere* [M L], age 27 (OAM)
Ashton Houston [F C], age 33 (HVY)
İlham Kazimov [ST], age 22 (TMR)

Brian Pool [GK], age 26 (KSK)
David McGrath [D C], age 30 (KSK)
Ren Fang [CB], age 31 (YZH)
Russ Jenkins [D L], age 31 (KSK)
Colm Gallimh [D C], age 33 (KSK)
Anke Waechter [LW], age 16 (VAL)
Rashid Habeeb [M L], age 22 (HTK)
Kathy Franklin [D RC], age 25 (KSK)
Aja Achilles [D R/M RC], age 18 (EFL)
Dario Tule [M R], age 35 (SAJ)
Catherine Wells [F C], age 30 (KSK)

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Hamiltonian Cambria
Home ground: B.A. Johnston Field (24,700)
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training ★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★
Honours: KFL National Northern (1): 58
Rivals: Kirkenes FC
Fanzines: Dragon's Breath Mints
Notable former players: Dario Tule
Manager: Johannes Sulo (Image COS)

Hamilton is an industrial city that sneers at the effete big city slickers of nearby Kirkenes, despite the fact that many residents actually commute to work there. But much like the city's post-industrial revival, Cambria is getting in touch with its cosmopolitan side and has embraced the youth movement of their odd foreign DBC-winning manager Johannes Sulo.

Cambria is becoming something of a development club with bigger fish eyeing the youngsters they have coming through the ranks. A notable departure was fan favourite Dario Tule who’s gone home to Sajnur, while experienced attacking midfielder Lysander Brandis has arrived on the commuter train from downtown Kirkenes.

Last 3 seasons: 13th, 12th, 15th
Players in: Lysander Brandis (Kirkenes, free)
Players out: Dario Tule (Javoser Pirates, free), Kathy Franklin (Océanic, τ400k/$1.2m)

Steve Longhorn [GK], age 35 (INS)
Robert Rosen [D L], age 24 (FVA)
Norue Busokhu* [D C], age 26 (TIO)
Dylan Patterson [D C], age 32 (EUR)
Kathy Franklin [D RC], age 26 (KSK)
Kathy Eowins [DM C], age 29 (KSK)
Kiera Weiram* [M C] C, age 33 (MRN)
Kyshoen Nagy [CM/AM], age 33 (OSR)
Tyler Hodgson [LM], age 21 (PFA)
Zilar Galharretborde* [RM], age 27 (ASG)
Puxjodaskar Lohánares [AM/FW], age 23 (KSK/FFD)
Wang Yuan [ST], age 28 (CMT)

Michael Sveyn [GK], age 23 (KRY)
Scotia MacDonald [GK], age 26 (KSK)
Lance Atkinson [D L], age 25 (KSK)
Phillippe Galiani [D C], age 33 (KSK)
Jacques Peele [D RC], age 29 (KSK)
Ella Moore [LM], age 19 (KSK)
Ethan Porter [LB/LWB], age 27 (MUR)
Tyrone Russell [M C], age 30 (KSK)
Huseyn Turunc [M LC], age 30 (KSK)
Lindsey Cowan [RM], age 35 (KSK)
Oliver Amhill [RM], age 27 (KSK)
Jourdain Dupuis [F C], age 27 (KSK)
Cory Browning [F C], age 30 (KSK)

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Océanic club de football Langlois
Home ground: Stade de la Pacifique (34,400)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★★ / Training ★★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Main rivals: CF Saint-Richard
Honours: KFL Championship (8): 5, 11, 17, 19, 30, 56, 57, 66; runners-up: 49
Coupe des Patriotes (2): 2, 15; runners-up: 13
Fanzines: Coach-marde, Aux larmes salés
Manager: Danny Flint, age 54 (Image VLD)

One of the earliest football clubs to be established in Kelssek, Océanic were the local pioneers of a fluid, direct style of play that has been a lasting influence on the sport's development in Kelssek. The club’s crest references the three ancient guard towers that have defended its harbour for over five centuries. Their big rivalry is the “Derby du sel” against the smaller city on the Salt Coast, Saint-Richard. Despite the club’s historic support base being the dock workers on whose backs the city’s gilded wealth was made, for other fans the city’s wealthy, bourgeois reputation is often applied to Océanic too. After all, over the years more than one wealthy patron saw funding the club as a way to opiate the masses and redirect the pitchforks to someone else’s door. The second club to have won a double (KFL66/CdP15).

For five weeks or so Océanic really thought they might overhaul CF Outineau’s big lead at the top of the table to defend their title in memorable fashion. Then it all fizzled out leaving the players and fans in mixture of shock and resignation, and the club in third as they just seemed to fall apart once Outineau clinched.

Last 2 seasons: 3rd, 1st + Cup winner, 5th
Players in: Kathy Franklin (Hamiltonian Cambria, τ400k/$1.2m), Ella Moore (youth)

Kendra Millaerl [GK], age 26 (KSK)
Allison Tucker [D LC], age 25 (KSK)
Marietta Tesla* [LM/LB/CM], age 27 (HIN)
Joachim Elden [D C], age 34 (MBT)
Patrice Boudreau [D C], age 32 (KSK)
Imke Diskin [RB/LB], age 28 (NPH)
Victor Nyquist* [MC], age 27 (VAL)
Marek Fifield [CM], age 27 (NPH)
Nurullah Arslan* [CM], age 27 (SRS)
Amund Evensen [LW], age 34 (VAL)
Erika Wolff [ST], age 36 (NPH)
Jason Margush [ST], age 29 (NPH)

Jason Curtin [GK], age 37 (KSK)
Michael Cabrallo [D R], age 30 (KSK)
Rodney Bright [D RL], age 23 (KSK)
Beck Pruttan [D/M C], age 36 (NPH)
Nolan Gorka [M L ], age 34 (KSK)
Patrick Kirkland [M R], age 32 (KSK)
Conan Markowski [M C], age 35 (KSK)
Quinten van der Ven [CM], age 19 (TLI)
Christophe Violette [AM/F C], age 24 (KSK)
Darnell Owen [F C], age 29 (KSK)
Sophie Hildebrand [AM/F C], age 26 (KSK)

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Kirkenes Football Club
Home ground: Exhibition Place (38,400)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★★ / Training ★★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★★
Honours: KFL Championship (4): 9, 18, 37, 42; runners-up: 60
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 19
Vilitan Cove Invitational (1): 14
Rivals: CF Outineau, Passerine, Burnaby SC
Fanzines: Rubber Pellets Digest, Centre of the Universe
Manager: Natalia Rossi (SVG); Assistant manager: Analor Avalor (KOR)

The oldest and most popular team of Kelssek's biggest city, KFC has tended to hover near the top without getting the trophies they so desperately crave. As a study in contradictions it oozes old money and the liberal cosmopolitan outlook of its city, but harbours ultras with links to organized crime known mostly for fascist salutes and indiscriminate thuggery. If there’s one Kelssek club to base the villains of a sports movie for kids on, it’s this one. During the winter months, home matches are played at Waterfront Dome with only the lower tier seats sold.

Natalia Rossi picked up two trophies and a Champions League place, in a move that people on Honkr regard as a tinpot double that no true fan can accept as success and it’s an insult to the history of this club that so many plastics are willing to accept this mediocrity. Erika Wolff has said this will be her last season before retirement. With a stellar-looking squad looking more settled-in than ever, will it be the one that finally delivers a league title?

Last 3 seasons: 4th + Cup winner, 7th, 3rd
Players in: Quinten van der Ven (St. Thomas, τ100k/$354k)
Players out: Lysander Brandis (Hamiltonian, free)

Iroha Irei [GK], age 27 (HIN)
Curtis Holman [D RC], age 25 (KSK)
Brayden Welland [D C], age 30 (KSK)
Hela Isarghie [LB/LM], age 29 (SAJ)
Reeve Sheehan [DM/CM], age 32 (BRE)
Raïf Ducharne* [M C], age 28 (KSK)
Aleksander Lukonov [RW], age 35 (STL)
Lubruose Prape* [LM], age 27 (TIO)
Cory Ferguson [M RC], age 25 (KSK)
Griogair Urquhart [FW], age 32 (DEL)
Erland Stromby* [ST], age 29 (SVJ)

Myles Connely [GK] C, age 34 (HVY)
Emma Henderson [RB], age 21 (PFA)
Marc Westond [D C], age 21 (SNL)
Christian Arbour [D C], age 37 (KSK)
Aguri Hondachi [D C], age 34 (KSK)
Cormac Ó Conneely [D R], age 28 (KSK)
Nediljko Brajković [CB], age 18 (PAS)
Artair Mac Ronaigh [D L], age 31 (KSK)
Nicole Boudrias [D R], age 21 (KSK)
Christine Hill [M C], age 25 (KSK)
Julian Edwards [M LC], age 36 (KSK)
Logan Wright [M RL], age 32 (KSK)
Damien Holloway [F C], age 30 (KSK)
Émîróînó Üjíkân [OM], age 22 (FFD)
Dominic Lee [M L], age 25 (KSK)

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Latrobe Athletic and Football Club
Home ground: Macquarie Docklands (55,700)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★★ / Training ★★★★★ / Youth system ★★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Rivals: Clayquot City
Honours:KFL Championship (6): 2, 14, 21, 24, 34, 53; runners-up: 55, 64, 65
IFCF Challengers Cup runners-up: 6
Coupe des Patriotes (1): 4, runners-up: 12
Fanzines: That's Not the Try Line, Jamie Toohey's Pension Plan
Notable former players: Ruslan Demetriev
Manager: Warner Dranz Image; Assistant manager: Azmi (Image SHT)

The soccer section of a multi-football club which also has a successful rugby union team. Indeed, many people who are primarily rugby fans do come to the soccer matches and vice versa. Fans of Latrobe’s 11-player round ball on grass team have gotten used to having high hopes dashed and turned into another slow march to 5th or 6th place, followed by promises that next year will bring a glorious future. That did, actually, nearly come true as they made the final of the Challengers Cup to become the first Kelssek club to get to a major international final, only to be swatted aside by SRS outfit Yassaca. Long known as Latrobe AFC, the club made a recent identity tweak (in KFL65) to use only the first letter of the rest of its name.

Missing out on the Champions League in a time when fourth place would have clinched it, Latrobe seemed to be going slightly sideways in the third year of Warner Dranz’s reign. Other than Iroha Irei, who took over the number one spot and would not yield it after Myles Connely spent some time on the treatment table, their younger players seem disconcertingly unready to pick up the torch. This year will likely tell if there’s future beyond the squad’s veterans.

Last 3 seasons: 5th, 9th, 2nd
Players out: Valentijn Doorwouds (Wynleth, 100k)

Matthew Tergien [GK], age 29 (KSK)
Maximilian Brusveen [D L], age 22 (KSK/FFD)
Carron Gilchrist [CB], age 19 (KSK)
Antoine Boucher [D C], age 32 (KSK)
Stan Lionakis [D R], age 30 (KSK)
Richard Bell [M C], age 27 (KSK)
Girolamo Alcides* [M C] C, age 29 (MRC)
Mark Westerbard [M L ], age 29 (KSK)
Namine Kirishima* [DM/M RLC], age 27 (HIN)
Jeremy Douglass* [AM RL], age 28 (KSK)
Dennis Hartley [F C], age 30 (KSK)

Alistair Swepstone [GK], age 37 (NPH)
Nicki Lafontaine [CB], age 25 (KSK)
Jeremiah Garland [LM], age 18 (BOL)
Peter Crawford [M C], age 33 (KSK)
Jonas Petteri [M C], age 31 (KSK)
Wyola Whetwoth [F C], age 26 (HVY)

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New Generation Sports Association of Ulyanof
Home ground: Stadium of the Stars (44,600)
Honours: KFL Championship (2): 31, 32
KFL National (1): 67; runners-up: 65
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★★
Fanzines: The New Era Raider, Weekly Howl
Rivals: FC Novonaya, Strathcona Internationals
Notable former players: Ikra Yonte, Wang Yuan

The soccer section of a multi-sports club which was founded by people with charming Philhellenic beliefs in the ideology of Olympism, and is indeed known as the training ground for many of the Olympic athletes from the province of Lupinissia. The retro-futurist concrete lines of their home stadium are considered alternately an architectural landmark of its time and a modernist monstrosity best dynamited. In recent years, notorious for having players who go on to excel after they leave the club.

A serious debate broke out about whether it was permissible to celebrate winning the KFL National last season. Supporters think of this as a big club and are frustrated at riding the relegation/promotion yo-yo. It’s not entirely clear why they imagine NGSA as entitled to stay up this year. Key players include long-suffering Mercedinian stalwart Girolamo Alcides, versatile midfielder Namine Kirishima, and Ashley Douglass’s cousin.

Manager: Gordon Winter
Last 3 seasons: 1st National, 20th, 2nd National
Players in: Jeremiah Garland (SC Lagos, free)

Derrick Gleiss [GK], age 27 (KSK)
Damon Krause* [LB], age 24 (KSK)
Brad Brunelle [D C], age 31 (KSK)
Rhys Jensen [D C], age 34 (KSK)
Brandon Cohen [D R], age 37 (ETN)
Vincent Laurier [DM C], age 29 (KSK)
Jeaic Jones-Jordan [M C], age 24 (KSK)
Estelle Melde* [CM/AM], age 22 (KSK)
Alain Veddicho [AM C] C, age 36 (KSK)
Declan McCarran [AM/FW], age 25 (KSK)
Garrett Burke* [ST], age 32 (NOV)

Bailey Lapierre [GK], age 34 (KSK)
Leina Tyrrell [D L], age 34 (KSK)
Rosalie Mitrovic [D C], age 32 (KSK)
Jasmine Serdyuk [D RL], age 28 (KSK)
Ruth Finch [M C], age 35 (SCT)
Leslie Mac an Fhilidh [M R], age 30 (KSK)
Lindsey Cowan [M R], age 35 (KSK)
Siobhan Loudain [AM C], age 27 (KSK)
Alexandra Provencher [M RL], age 26 (KSK)
Marie Smyth [LW], age 21 (KSK)
Grujwal Singh [F C], age 29 (KSK)

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St. David Wanderers
Home ground: Doecross Meadow (11,300)
Honours: KFL Association (1): 60
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training ★★ / Youth system ★ / Youth recruitment ★
Rivals: Wynleth Flyers

Manager: Trevor Bellamy

Representing a small, historic city in central Noua Cymru, a part of the country where rolling moors, ruined castles, frigid winters, and hockey players are what come to mind before “competent soccer team”.

Promoted as playoffs winners, St. David are back in the top flight after two years in the National division. But the burning question is, can they get more than three wins this time? Let’s be blunt here – signs point to no. There is however the potentially interesting spectacle of a central Noua Cymru derby being played in the KFL Championship for the first time ever, as St. David and Wynleth haven’t been in the top flight at the same time before.

Previous seasons: 4th National, 7th National, 20th

Kelsey Macklin [GK], age 32 (KSK)
Lucian Wright [D C], age 22 (MUR)
Justine Bixby [D C] C, age 27 (KSK)
Leonie MacGhoill [D R], age 25 (KSK)
Daniel Vergland* [D L], age 24 (KSK)
Guilliame Laganière [M RC], age 25 (KSK)
Hayden Prince [M C], age 29 (KSK)
Joni Lindegaard* [CM], age 20 (NRH)
Tatiana Breathnach [LW], age 23 (KSK)
Auðbjörg Bjørnsdóttir* [FW], age 35 (GRF)
Liang Wei [ST], age 22 (YZH)

Lee Allen [GK], age 24 (KSK)
Kayley Lundberg [D C], age 33 (KSK)
Angela Dupuis [D L], age 27 (KSK)
Nicholas Knox [RM], age 22 (FVA)
Colton Wynter [M C], age 23 (TKT)
Hayden Roberts [M C], age 24 (KSK)
Joscelyn Monroe [RW], age 37 (NPH)
Benjamin Miyamoto [LM], age 21 (KSK)
Peadar Smythe [M C], age 24 (KSK)
Madison Korrbs [AM C], age 28 (KSK)
Adnan Jurevicius [ST], age 37 (COS)
Caleb Greening [F C], age 22 (KSK)
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Saintsport Heath
Home ground: Admiralty Terrace (7,600)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★★
Fanzines: Sacred Sheep
Honours: KFL National (1): 65; runners-up: 63
Manager: Remy Holmes, age 41 (MUR)

A plucky team which has recently risen from the third division thanks to shiny new facilities. The pride of the rusty port city that gets between the city of Redswyth and the open ocean. Well, pride of the soccer fans at least; metropolitan Redswyth is rugby country and round balls are looked upon with suspicion and disdain.

Remy Holmes’s relegation-avoidance exploits have cemented fans’ regard for the Murphtannian, and confidence is growing for this relatively young group who secured a third year in the top flight for Saintsport with a minimum of scares and fuss. More sober heads see the club as at their ceiling.

Last two seasons: 15th, 13th, 1st KFL National

Tomasz Janaczek [GK], age 36 (DEL)
Tzevaada Muur* [D L], age 28 (MRN)
Tara Kreidel* [CB], age 24 (CDG)
Jordan Ilic [D C], age 34 (KSK)
Kurispin Moloses [D R], age 20 (KSK/FFD)
Dylan McTavish [M C], age 34 (KSK)
Kai Fukushima [M R], age 26 (KSK)
Peter Marsh [LM/LW], age 23 (FVA)
Timurdogan Yerli [MC/AMC], age 22 (TMR)
Coalan O'Reilly [AM C], age 28 (MUR)
Brion Stienno* [ST] C, age 31 (SRS)

Denise Witt [GK], age 24 (KSK)
Shane Reilly [D L], age 28 (KSK)
Nikolai Seabury [D CLR], age 25 (KSK)
Loisé Camserhe [D C], age 21 (KSK/FFD)
Russell McDougal [D R], age 23 (KSK)
Rémond Leste [D/M C], age 26 (KSK)
Bryce Graughan [M C], age 32 (KSK)
Cory Grossman [M C], age 26 (KSK)
Aaron Lyybeck [AM C], age 20 (KSK)
Rainier Froboess [AM/F C], age 27 (KSK)
Brent Valiser [F C], age 33 (KSK)
Tatjana Pistor [F C], age 25 (KSK)

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Shearwater Football Club
Home ground: Kingswharf (40,500)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★★
Main rivals: Langlois Océanic
Fanzines: Southwest Stand Dispatch, Yellow Brick Road
Honours: KFL Championship (2): 36, 40
Notable former players: Shaheen Taleb, Karen
Manager: Ryan Potter, age 49 (KSK); Asst. manager: Tomás Fierro, age 38 (CEN/KSK)

Founded as a recreational club by personnel of the Shearwater naval base, the club continues to have strong links with the Kelssek Navy. Their stadium is across the harbour from the base in the former docklands of downtown Breton, the largest city and capital of Haligonia. Comfortable fixtures of the top division, they’ve long been in the tough spot of being good enough for their players to keeping getting poached by top clubs but not good enough to fend off that interest.

Expectations were raised by a couple of years in the Champions League spots and a crop of new signings, but then bitterly disappointed as the team put in a lot of insipid performances and fell out of the IFCF zone entirely. Ryan Potter has called for patience as the renewed squad looks to take a step forward.

Previous 3 seasons: 9th, 4th, 3rd

Cassie Mrythe [GK] C , age 28 (KSK)
Artem Baldov [RB], age 20 (KSK)
Garrett O'Shea [CB], age 23 (KSK)
Karina Wilkinson [CB], age 21 (HAN)
Lucy Elton [LB], age 27 (KSK)
Celestino Dutto* [CM], age 22 (SVG)
Benoný Ísarrsson* [DM], age 23 (GRF)
Amandine Radjen [RW], age 27 (KSK)
Declan Phillips [LW], age 32 (KSK)
Lyall Murphy* [LW/ST], age 28 (SCT/QUE)
Tim Pitter [RW/ST], age 32 (KSK)

Oregon Lévesque [CB], age 22 (KSK)
Alex Domingue [CM], age 32 (KSK)
Jonathan Vauhkonen [CM], age 27 (KSK)
Ruslan Demetriev [M C], age 37 (KSK)
Eowyn Jones [RW], age 29 (KSK)
Joseph Denham [AM RC], age 24 (KSK)
Ilan Milanovic [ST], age 37 (KSK)
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Star of Confederation
Home ground: The Domain (22,565)
Honours: KFL National runners-up: 66
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★ / Youth recruitment ★
Fanzine(s): Das Kapital

After a long time for the Neorvins team out of the top flight, and the club have pulled out all the stops to get here including the eyebrow-raising recruitment of manager Margerie Pax, who promptly secured promotion for Confederation. Sports culture can be a little odd in the federal capital, as there’s a high proportion of transplants with pre-existing loyalties. But since football has shallower cultural roots for most people in Kelssek, the club are hoping to take advantage of the greater breathing room to claim allegiances. Ambitious is the word to describe this club and while challenging the top of table is still a long way off, they’ve brought in some big names as they seek to establish a firm place in the first division.

They ticked the box for “avoid relegation”, the question now is how much can they do beyond that. The squad should be playing better now the big influx of transfers has had a year to settle in. Former Kelssek captain Ruslan Demetriev will again be a veteran driving the team on, while the young stars look to provide the flair.

Manager: Margerie Pax, age 48 (CMT)
Previous 3 seasons: 16th, 2nd in KFL National

Laurel Tinker-Witt [GK] (ZWZ)
Astrid Lodgen [D LR], age 28 (KSK)
Chris Stevens [D C], age 31 (ETN)
Nene Shibata [D C], age 28 (HIN)
Waleeda Hollis-Park [D R], age 23 (EFL)
Zaamil Abed-Louis [DM C], age 25 (EFL)
Rémy Dionne* [LM/CM] C , age 33 (KSK)
Bryan Hartpoach* [M L], age 24 (KSK)
Lynne Crossley [RW], age 20 (TMB)
Chung Seo-Yeon [LW/CF/ST], age 26 (HIN)
Bratislav Rukavina* [F C], age 29 (PAS)

Peter Collan [GK], age 33 (KSK)
Kelsey Lore [D RC], age 24 (KSK)
Teadgh Brewer [D C], age 26 (KSK)
Carey Mason [D L ], age 30 (KSK)
Rhys Dadit [M C], age 26 (KSK)
Ilan Markowicz [M C], age 35 (KSK)
Andrey Yusupov [M RC], age 31 (KSK)
Doner Grrhonomó [AM C], age 23 (KSK/FFD)
Jonathan Berton-Fleury [M C], age 29 (KSK)
Sean Donnelly [AM C], age 33 (KSK)
Laura Millclef [AM/F C], age 27 (KSK)
Hayden Phelan [F C], age 33 (KSK)

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Strathcona Internationals
Home ground: Bowreach (34,900)
Facilities: Ground ★★★★ / Training ★★★★ / Youth system ★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Rivals: Mazinaw Vanorian, NGSA Ulyanof
Honours: KFL Championship (1): 59
Patriotes Cup (1): 12
Vilitan Cove Invitational (1): 11/KFL66; runners-up: 12
KFL National South (1): 53
Fanzines: To the Ends of the Earth, MPB: Mosh Pit of the Bourgeoisie

Founded by expatriate labourers to play in the city leagues during the industrial era, the club originated and is named after a working-class district of Vickery. Ironically, it’s now gentrification central where abandoned warehouse punk rock venues rub up against glass-tower condos. While not one of the traditional big clubs, Strathcona are the first Kelssek club to have won a major international tournament, albeit one whose rules sort of imply it is not itself a “major” tournament, as rival fans will point out. The Vilitan Cove Invitational looks really good in the trophy display, but Strathcona’s main task is to get back into the top five. They find themselves more of hanging on to the back end of the country’s elite, which is not so bad in the end, but not what people go into competitive sports for.

Expected to claim an IFCF spot, Strathcona underperformed by any measure last season and despite reaching the Vilitan Cove Invitational final a second year running, rumblings are starting that a different direction is needed for the team. A strong start is an absolute necessity, and failing to qualify will likely be curtains for the Saint-Louis era.

Manager: François Saint-Louis, age 59
Previous 3 seasons: 10th, 7th, 12th


Hildur Eiríksdóttir [GK], age 33 (KSK)
Alisen Mitrovic* [D R], age 32 (KSK)
Eoin Bream [D C], age 22 (KSK)
Blake Carter [D C], age 34 (KSK)
Kevin Taylor [LB], age 21 (TKT)
Jeremy Carey [M RC], age 20 (EUR)
Yolandi Heimat [M C], age 37 (NPH)
Adam Callaghan* [M C], age 27 (KSK)
Taylor Alfred [AM/F LC] C, age 31 (KSK)
Neil Murphy* [CF], age 28 (KRY)
Dan Antoninsson [CF/SS], age 35 (GRF)

Vladimir Perunovic [GK], age 23 (KSK/FFD)
Carey Mason [D L], age 30 (KSK)
Harold Archer [D R], age 24 (KSK)
Gregor MacLean [M R], age 30 (KSK)
Valgarður Benediktsson [M C], age 32 (KSK)
Kurosh Rostami [LM], age 24 (SRS)
Sakari Cantù [RW], age 20 (PFA)
Yohan Millar [RM], age 32 (EFL)
Vincent Price [F C], age 27 (KSK)

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Torbay Thunder
Home stadium: Armidale Plain (10,300)
Facilities: Ground ★★★ / Training ★★★ / Youth system ★★ / Youth recruitment ★
Fanzine(s): (Thor Pun Here)
Honours: KFL National (1): 61

Based in the capital of Kewatin on the rocky Fjordlands, a part of the country where rugby is the dominant sport, Thunder have often had to struggle just to get people to see soccer as worth their time. Former Kelssek international Niall Jenkins sat on the bench for World Cup 55 and is full of stories of the past generation's legends which supposedly get more mythical with every team talk.

Avoiding relegation was a good bet for this club, but few expected Torbay to leap up the standings and finish in the top half. A new Krytenian arrival looms ominously in the succession to Antoninsson for the number 9 shirt.

Manager: Niall Jenkins
Previous seasons: 8th, 4th KFL Natl, 18th
Players in: Neil Murphy (Avidia United, $0.4m)

Donnach Ó Ceanndubháin [GK], age 28 (KSK)
Valentijn Doorwouds* [RB], age 34 (KOR)
Cathy Payne [CB], age 28 (KSK)
Guilliame Rocchi [CB], age 21 (KSK)
Seosamh Mac Ceallach [LB], age 21 (KSK)
Rónán Mac Murchú* [CM], age 26 (KSK)
Lucas Baird [CM], age 23 (KSK)
Carrie Buchanan* [AM] C, age 25 (KSK)
Taylor Robson [FW], age 18 (EUR)
Dylan Corbeth [FW], age 27 (KSK)
Nathan Brunn [FW], age 28 (KSK)

Ryan Terlock [GK], age 21 (KSK)
Jonathan Spencer [LB], age 21 (KSK)
Madison Garneau [RB], age 25 (KSK)
Timo Thomsen [CB], age 19 (KSK)
Jack Samuelson [RM], age 22 (KSK)
Cúan Ó Corráin [LM], age 22 (KSK)
Karen Peterson [AM], age 30 (KSK)

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Wynleth Flyers
Home stadium: Cathysceau
Facilities: Ground ★★ / Training ★★★ / Youth system ★★★ / Youth recruitment ★★★
Fanzine(s): Plastic Cup Report
Honours: KFL National runners-up: 67
Notable former players: Colm Ó Tuathail
Manager: Daffyd Jenkins (age 40)

A club originally founded by the assorted personnel of the city’s air force base. Located in Noua Cymru’s ancient capital Wynleth-an-Glyndwr, a picturesque historic city of Gothic spires, civil servants, and harried university students. Recently the butt of jokes when a report revealed they were the country’s professional club with the highest average number of fans arrested for public drunkenness at matches.

Responding to Kelssek’s most famous footballer and youth system product Colm Ó Tuathail congratulating the club on its promotion to the top flight, Daffyd Jenkins audaciously said he hoped to sign the Galactico-longlisted winger. It’s not clear if he serious because the laughter in the press room drowned out the rest of his sentence. Still, Jenkins’s work in his two years at the club has been stellar and with some luck they can dream of staying up.

Last 3 seasons: 2nd National, 5th National
Players in: Taylor Robson (Oakstone, loan), Valentijn Doorwouds (Latrobe, $750k)



Transfers in/out
Name                 Pos   Age  Nat  From             To               Fee
Taylor Robson CF 18 EUR Oakstone (EUR) Wynleth Flyers loan
Quinten van der Ven CM 19 TLI St Thomas (TLI) Kirkenes 0.354
Lio TURNAU CB 25 STL Teussen Stelburg CS Saint-Rémy 2
Neil Murphy CF 28 KRY Avidia Utd (KRY) Torbay 0.4
Giorsal Ó Connaíl CM 33 KSK Traal Ath (SRS) ASC Arvika 1.5
Jeremiah Garland LM 18 BOL SC Lagos (BOL) NGSA Ulyanof free

Name Pos Age Nat From To Nat Fee
Julie Dufour CM/RM 22 KSK Saint-Rémy Inter Nantwich TMB 3
Maxime Deschamps CM 27 KSK Saint-Rémy Dreamland City BRO 2
Motonobu Watanuki CM 26 KOR Mazinaw New Lakeland CDG 3.25
Jayden Clarke RB 22 SYL Mazinaw Jaguar Moreda VIL 3
Dario Tule RM/RW 36 SAJ Hamiltonian Javoser Pirates SAJ 0
Rycszard Vepocojat CM/AM 35 SRS Coquitlam Dynamo Bardjov SRS 0
Ivo Ilev RM 35 STL Mazinaw FK Pomorie STL 0.2
János rue Belois M LR 23 KSK* CF Outineau VfL Reinbronn STL loan

* also eligible for FFD

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