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Postby Krytenia » Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:43 pm

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This post a work in progress for historical information on the Krytenian O-League.


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Season I
Champions: Ousevale Borough (first title)
KFA Cup Final: Mercia Bromham 2-1 Ellisham
Links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

The O-League's inaugural season is marked by a thrilling last matchday which sees top two Avidia United and Ousevale Borough meet for the title. Ousevale win the game four-three, taking the honour of being the first-ever O-League champions. At the other end, Casuals Osteria (remember that name, it'll be important later) escape relegation in stoppage time with a heart-stopping goal from Adam Glasscock.

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Season II
Champions: Mercia Bromham (first title)
KFA Cup Final: Mercia Bromham 2-1 Secklow
Links: Preview, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

Season Two saw an early battle between Caversham and Ousevale Borough at the top of the table; the latter stages, however, saw both fall away. Instead, Mercia Bromham, led by talismanic striker Ian Betts, took the crown by three points before beating Secklow to secure the domestic double. This season would also force home how wide the gap had grown between the Avidia clubs, with United finishing in third place whilst City were relegated in fifteenth.

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Season III
Champions: Casuals Osteria (first title)
KFA Cup Final: Ousevale Borough 2-1 Mercia Bromham (AET; FT 1-1)
Links: Preview, Review

Two seasons after avoiding relegation with almost the last kick of the season, Casuals Osteria wrap up the title with two games to spare. Royal Emberton (still known at this point as Krytenia Emberton) almost do for the Emberton clubs what Avidia City did for the Second City the previous season; a rally in the second half of the season, though, eventually pulls them clear of the drop zone.

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Season IV
Champions: Mercia Bromham (second title)
KFA Cup Final: Beckton Supermarine 1-0 Avidia United
Links: Preview, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Emberton Reds have a reputation as choke artists, and this is at least part of the reason why. Leading the table going into the final game, they threw it away by losing at home to their cross-city rivals, allowing Mercia Bromham to become the first two-time O-League winners. Beckton Supermarine, meanwhile, shocked the country by becoming the first team from outside the top flight to win the KFA Cup; they also secured promotion to the Premier Division to complete a historic season.

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Season V
Champions: Ousevale Borough (second title)
KFA Cup Final: Beckton Supermarine 2-1 Stanton Town
Links: Preview, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

An eye-watering ₳37.5m price-tag was well-justified for Ousevale Borough, as Tyrrin's star striker Michael Willem led the "United Nations of Ousevale" to a ten-point title win. The team also included three Sorthern Northlanders, a Han winger, and Starblaydi forward Soraya Roshanak. All that money, though, couldn't make it a double; Stanton Town knocked them out in the quarter-finals, but couldn't stop Beckton Supermarine from retaining the cup.

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Season VI
Champions: Emberton Reds (first title)
KFA Cup Final: Ousevale Juniors 2-1 Casuals Osteria
Links: Preview, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

Emberton Reds' greatest moment, as they take advantage of Mercia Bromham and surprise title contenders New Cefn Albion choking on the final day of the season (oh, the irony) to take their first, and so far only, league title. It's also the only major trophy for Ousevale's lesser team, defeating Casuals Osteria in the KFA Cup final.

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Season VII
Champions: Ousevale Borough (third title)
KFA Cup Final: Avidia United 2-0 Casuals Osteria
Links: Preview, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Having been replaced for several seasons by the two-nation (later three - remember Jesselton?) Liga Calania, the O-League returned with an expansion to eighteen teams, including Foxchester Rovers in their only top-flight season. Some things never change though; Ousevale Borough winning the title by a comfortable thirteen points ahead of Royal Emberton. Avidia United, meanwhile, took the KFA Cup in a portent of their future successes.

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Season VIII
Champions: Avidia United (first title)
KFA Cup Final: Ousevale Borough 2-1 Casuals Osteria
Links: Preview, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

We told you that cup win was a portent. Avidia United win the title for the first time - though by no means the last, with a two-one win against Beckton Supermarine on the final day enough to keep their noses ahead of Ousevale Borough. The Tigers did manage to lift some silverware; for those counting, that's three consecutive cup final defeats for Casuals Osteria.

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Season IX
Champions: Ousevale Borough (fourth title)
KFA Cup Final: Ousevale Borough 1-0 Emberton Reds
Links: Preview, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Ousevale Borough returned to the top in style, with a five-nil win over Beckton Supermarine clinching the title with room to spare, and an eventual ten-point gap over erstwhile champions Avidia United. Beating Emberton Reds in the KFA Cup final meant they also became only the second team in the O-League era to win the double. The second tier, meanwhile, saw a unique situation where Dereapolis City and Thackworth Rovers tied for third place, with identical records; a one-off playoff match ensued, with the Druidan side overcoming their Mercian opponents.

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Season X
Champions: Avidia United (second title)
KFA Cup Final: not played
Links: Results

A relatively low-key season forced by budget cuts at the KFA - which also saw the cup competition being cancelled - was won by Avidia United winning the title at a canter ahead of Casuals Osteria. They were assisted in this by Ousevale Borough falling off a cliff, finishing fifth - a full twenty-three points behind the champions. The drop in prize money probably didn't help.

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Season XI
Champions: Avidia United (third title)
KFA Cup Final: Avidia United 3-0 Kallia United
Links: New alignment, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

The lure of the Cygnus dollar (well, argental) sees the Mercian clubs break away, and the O-League's top flight reduced to sixteen teams. Avidia United take this opportunity to become the first side to retain the O-League title, albeit in a league missing the likes of Ousevale Borough and Mercia Bromham. Their domination is secured after a KFA Cup win over Kallia United secures the double for them.

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Season XII
Champions: Avidia United (fourth title)
KFA Cup Final: Casuals Osteria 2-1 Emberton Reds
Links: Season

Avidia United made it a three-peat, but the league's admisitrators were beset with issues. This would see Season XIII cancelled before it started, with a long hiatus before Krytenian clubs would be back on the pitch.

Season XIII - SEASON CANCELLED

Following the cancellation of this season, and the Krytenian footballing hiatus, the KFA joined COCANEFA and the LigAnaia. This would later see the return of the Liga Calania under the COCANEFA umbrella, before the O-League name was restored. From here begins what we call the "modern era" of the O-League.

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Season XIV
Champions: Avidia United (fifth title)
KFA Cup Final: Mercia Bromham 3-3 Ousevale Borough (AET; FT 2-2, Mercia Bromham win 3-1 on pens)
Links: Preview, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

A long hiatus, two replacement leagues, an expansion to twenty teams, and god knows how many years since the last O-League season...but yet, technically, it's a title defence for Avidia United. There is a first in the KFA Cup final, as well, as the final (a Mercian Classic derby, to boot) requires kicks from the penalty mark for the first time.

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Season XV
Champions: Mercia Bromham (third title)
KFA Cup Final: Ousevale Borough 3-2 Emberton Reds
Links: Preview, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Mercia Bromham end a surprisingly long title drought with a game to spare, despite Selaphiel Kennedy inspiring Stanton Town to a title challenge that in the end petered out in the final couple of weeks. Ousevale Borough, meanwhile, added to their (surely well-reinforced) trophy cabinet as well.

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Season XVI
Champions: Ashton Olympic (first title)
KFA Cup Final: Ousevale Borough 1-0 Caversham
Links: Preview, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

There are rumblings in the far south-west. Ashton Olympic quietly built a title-winning side in their far-flung corner of the nation, and by the time the rest of the league were ready to take their threat seriously, it was too late. The Bears held off the challenge of heavyweights Avidia United and Mercia Bromham to win their first ever major trophy.

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Season XVII
Champions: Stanton Town (first title)
KFA Cup Final: Casuals Osteria 2-0 Emberton Reds
Links: Preview, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

The most dramatic finish to the O-League season to date saw the mighty Avidia United and underdogs Stanton Town playing each other on the final day of the season. Needing a win to overtake the Eagles and take the title, Stanton just could not break down a resolute Avidia defence...until stoppage time, when Selaphiel Kennedy header hit the bar fell to teenage defender Eddie Bull, who duly scored the only goal of the game.

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Season XVIII
Champions: Ashton Olympic (second title)
KFA Cup Final: Casuals Osteria 2-1 Avidia United
Links: Preview, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Ashton Olympic regain the crown in style, taking the title by a cavernous twelve points, and sealing the deal with a seven-nil win over Avidia City. Alun Belmwr, meanwhile, can't save the shower around him as New Cefn Albion finish bottom. The talismanic striker would leave his hometown club post-season for a simply obscene ₳40m fee.

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Season XIX
Champions: Casuals Osteria (second title)
KFA Cup Final: Ashton Olympic 2-0 Leston Town
Links: Preview, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Casuals Osteria end a long trophy drought - securing a win over Avidia United to do so, no less - building on their momentum from back-to-back KFA Cups and a deep run in the Challengers Cup the previous season. The changing of the guard in the "Big Four" is reinforced as well, with Stanton Town, Ashton Olympic, and Avidia United making up the chasing pack.
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SEASON XX PREVIEW


Not sure who to support? Have a look here - there's everything you need to know about every team that's played in the Revival Era of the O-League; that's Season 14 onwards. Alternatively, take the quiz!

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Home Colours: Oxblood shirts, cream shorts, oxblood socks
Away Colours: Amber shirts, black shorts, amber socks
Ground: The Rutian Grounds (56,066)
Nickname: The Bears – an animal long associated with the city of Ashton.
Manager: Peter Martin (62)
Key Player: 9. Alex Vinelli (CF)
One To Watch: 7. Sam Barclay (RM)

Likely First XI: 1. Bernie JAY; 2. Marcus BELLAMY, 4. James AITKEN, Image 5. Torvern PINDERHAND, 3. Harry BELL; 11. Luke CASTLE, Image 6. Reid SIVEK, 10. Leon OSWALD, 7. Sam BARCLAY; 9. Alex VINELLI, Image 14. Szemere VÁRADY

Last Season: 2nd

Overview: Ashton Olympic have taken a while to rise towards the top table, but they're definitely an established big team nowadays. A slow burn of consolidation led to Olympic shocking the established order in Season 16 by winning the title. Another title followed in Season 18, but they couldn't keep up with the Miners last time out.

Ins/Outs: Reid Sivek's arrival from Tikariot means Dave Horrocks is surplus to requirements; he's off to newly-promoted Neathill. Szemere Várady, meanwhile, is good value on a free, and will hopefully link up well with Alex Vinelli. That leaves Peter Orbitt one place further down the pecking order, so Secklow snapped him up instead.

Prediction: Despite some decent signings, the top of the table looks untra-competitive this year. The Bears could be squeezed out. 4th

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Home Colours: All red.
Away Colours: All white.
Third Colours: All blue.
Ground: Avidair Stadium (28,695)
Nickname: City – self-explanatory.
Manager: Carlos Ceballos (51)
Key Player: 1. Corren Mueller (GK)
One To Watch: 12. Cande Montalban (CF)

Likely First XI: Image 1. Corren MEULLER; 3. Tyler NILSSON, 4. Freddie O'SULLIVAN, 5. Tyler OUGALI, 2. Matthew DENARIO; 8. Russell BARCALI, 7. Juan MARQUEZ, 14. Callum HOULIHAN; Image 11, Peter FAIRCLOUGH, 9. Lee SNIJDER, 12. Cande MONTALBAN

Last Season: 17th

Overview: It's a tough lot being the second team in the Second City. Especially when you've had more than a couple of seasons in the second flight whilst your rivals are lording it at the top. It's a shame, really, as the team have an owner who cares about the side and passionate fans – it's just that their cross-city rivals have both of those things plus cash and reputation. Now hoping to consolidate a top flight position into mid-table and eventually beyond.

Ins/Outs: Euran side Foxhampton's travails are City's gain; paying just ₳125k for a goalkeeper of Mueller's standing is an absolute steal, especially when you consider they milked ₳1.3m out of Beckton for the now-surplus Jeff Vasha. Peter Fairclough also looks a decent buy up front, whilst Juan Marquez joins the club at the age of 37, with two winner's medals courtesy of Ashton.

Prediction: Some savvy transfer dealings should see City rising up the table, though nowhere near United. 11th

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Home Colours: Sky blue shirts, navy socks and shorts.
Away Colours: All gold.
Ground: New City Stadium (88,553)
Nickname: The Eagles – the vestigial tail of a brief renaming experiment. United is also used.
Manager: Ewan McCrory (48)
Key Player: 6. Max Snelders (CM)
One To Watch: 7. Stephen Zoyate (CM)

Likely First XI: 1. Alfonso HERNANDEZ; 2. Terry LAMPETER, Image 12. Gala COLCANNON, 5. Louis RISHTI, 3. Rodolfo MARQUEZ; 11. Leon ROUSSEAU, 6. Max SNELDERS, 8. Jésus CRUZ; 15. Aaron CAAN, 10. Apollo PETERS, 9. Neil MURPHY

Last Season: 4th

Overview: Being the only one of the “Big Three” not owned by a Mercian bajillionaire, Avidia United have become the second team of many fans who put themselves in the Anyone But Borough And Bromham camp. To be fair, they're not exactly strapped for cash themselves, and have a pretty good youth development system, so they have the chops to back it up.

Ins/Outs: Surprisingly quiet, though they made up for it in blowing more than four million argentals on Brenecia defender Gala Colcannon. Former Krytenia Joshua Kelnic, meanwhile, leaves for a victory lap in Flavovespia.

Prediction: This is beginning to look a lot more like Ewan McCrory's team rather than the one he inherited from Joe Garrido. Might miss out on the title, but will push hard all the way. 2nd

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Home Colours: Blue shirts, white shorts, orange socks.
Away Colours: Orange shirts, blue shorts, white socks.
Ground: Orange Street (37,665)
Nickname: The Mariners – Beckton's an old harbour city on the shores of the Beck.
Manager: Lee Webb (48)
Key Player: 9. Andrew Carsetti (CF)
One To Watch: 14. Benjamin Lispalle (LB)

Last Season: 11th

Likely First XI: 1. Jeff VASHA; 14. Benjamin LISPALLE, 5. James TERESHKOV, 6. Benjamin BERTRAND, 2. Matt HYVIL; 13. Jonathan GOODMAN, Image 4. Nicola FIGURA, 7. James POOTSMAN; 10. Ash JOHANSSEN, 9. Andrew CARSETTI, 27. Vic MADRIGAL

Overview: Beckton basically catapulted themselves into the national consciousness thanks to one great cup run. They've built on it well, though, investing wisely to morph from a lower-division footnote to a mid-table - and occasionally top six - side. Despite this, Mariners fans still pinch themselves every season they finish outside of the relegation zone.

Ins/Outs: They may have been done a kipper over Jeff Vasha's fee, but picking up Figura and back-up right-back Terrence Kearney for the combined total of sod-all is good business. Nick Bishop, though, is out the door, mainly because of Vasha's arrival; he's making the short trip to Simpson.

Prediction: Not as strong as they have been in recent years. Could be looking over their shoulders at least a little. 14th

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Home Colours: Dark green shirts, white shorts, dark green socks.
Away Colours: White shirts, green shorts, black socks.
Ground: Abbey Road (47,260)
Nickname: The Saints – that part of their moniker comes from their origins as St Petroc's FC, a church recreational side.
Manager: David Solomon (43)
Key Player: 8. Andrew Asprilla (CM)
One To Watch: 30. Alexander Lyon (AM)

Likely First XI: 1. Kevin RIZZO; 3. Marco FERNANDEZ, 4. Andrew CHRISTOPHER, Image 6. Regemond BRIXEN, 2. Anthony BRODERICK; 10. Chris PEJIC, 8. Andrew ASPRILLA, 12. Thomas HOROWITZ; Image 30. Alexander LYON; 9. Tamara LINCOLN, 11. Timothy WENGER

Last Season: 13th

Overview: Bradwell Saints are the epitome of mid-table. Able to produce talent, but not necessarily hold onto it, Saints plough a nice furrow between the big boys and the dogfight, though they'd rather be finishing above rivals Stanton than below, as has been the case in recent seasons. Don't mention who won the Season 17 title if you value your extremities.

Ins/Outs: Regemond Brixen was their marquee signing, and should do a job shoring up the defence, whilst hand-grenades will be flung all over the damn shop should free transfer Alexander Lyon click with Asprilla. The loss of George Littlewood is a shame, but proves the gaffer's confidence in Andrew Christopher.

Prediction: The dead wood has been cleared, and an exciting young side is the order of the day for David Solomon. I feel the Saints are looking more at Season 21, though. 10th

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Home Colours: Navy shirts, white shorts, navy socks.
Away Colours: White and red striped shirts, red shorts, navy socks.
Third Colours: Yellow shirts, navy shorts, red socks.
Ground: Midland Stadium (79,256)
Nickname: The Navies - navy blue shirts, after all. Also City.
Manager: Alexander Smith (50)
Key Player: 8. Zoban Ajao (CF)
One To Watch: 3. Adam Townsend (LB)

Likely First XI: 1. Serge DUPRÉE; 2. Joseph NURSE, 5. James THOMPSON, 6. Daniel SCOTT, 3. Aaron FITZPATRICK; 11. Wilf SHAW, 4. Luke MILNER, 10. Andrew SACKHOLM, 7. Max MAJOR; Image 8. Zoban AJAO, 9. Jordan EWELL

Last Season: 15th

Overview: Originally the big dogs in Bromham, Mercia's ruthlessness in search for success has seen City somewhat left behind. Fans see the club as Bromham's "true" team.

Ins/Outs: With Curtis Sunday moving up north, Zoban Ajao has some big shoes to fill.

Prediction: Ajao, though talented, isn't enough to get this lot moving. The trapdoor looms large. 19th

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Home Colours: Navy and purple hooped shirts, navy shorts, purple socks
Away Colours: Yellow and pink hooped shirts, pink shorts, yellow socks
Ground: Walton Gardens (55,208)
Nickname: Caley – short for Caledon. Also the Lions, from their badge.
Manager: Stephen Kerr (60)
Key Player: 8. Francis Delphin (LM)
One To Watch: 21. Tanner MacRobb (RM)

Likely First XI: 33. Nicholas BISHOP; 2. Kenny JOHN-JOSEPH, 4. Armand HARMAN, 5. Roy DIMICHELIS, 3. Sam NELSON; 8. Francis DELPHIN, Image 10. Jayanta LALITAS, 7. Richard LISSÓN; 9. Domenico LUIZ, 11. Simon ELLISON, 17. Alexander VERDI

Last Season: 10th

Overview: Simpson is traditionally the home of Krytenia's ethnically Caledonian community, and this is reflected in the identity and colours of their hometown club. Most well known for winning the AOCL in the days way, way before the O-League. Now hoping their current squad can lead them back to relevance.

Ins/Outs: Caley were nothing if not active in the transfer window, with Nick Bishop and Sam Nelson on the domestic front, and Argan Domnall and Jayanta Lalitas arriving from the SRS. Perhaps the most intriguing of all is Audioslavian prospect Tanner MacRobb, who was spotted by a Simpson scout playing in his homeland and picked up before the likes of Izotz Zubia or Cazadores - or indeed clubs not containing a Z - could snap him up. Gavin Zigret, meanwhile, leaves for Xanneria on a free.

Prediction: Could be a cat among the pigeons, especially if MacRobb makes the leap to senior football in the way the club hopes he can. 8th

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Home Colours: Blue and amber striped shirts, amber shorts, blue and amber socks.
Away Colours: All white.
Ground: New Coalfields (71,119)
Nickname: The Miners – Osteria was built on the coalmining industry, though steelworking is now the biggest employer.
Manager: Samuel Dee (50)
Key Player: 7. Emil Mišalko (RM)
One To Watch: 12. Lewis Mycroft (CM)

Likely First XI: 1. Armando ALONSO; 2. Kemar TATE, 4. Dennis ODDIE, 5. Andrew JOACHIM, 3. Stephen CAMERONESI; 11. Anthony NICHOLLS, Image 6. Gaitzka GURINA, 8. Stephen JANSEN, Image 7. Emil MIŠALKO; 9. Jay GILLESPIE, 10. Alex MEITNER

Last Season: 1st

Overview: Casuals fans are nothing if not entertained. The team are famed for their swashbuckling style, matched only by their unpredictability. This is the team, after all, that escaped relegation in the last minute of the season, and finished third the very next year. Half the fun of watching the men in blue and amber is trying to guess exactly which one will turn up. That being said, they do seem to have decided actually, yes, they would like to be a powerhouse after all.

Ins/Outs: Robert Reeder's fee may not have been made public, but sources reckon it's at least in eight figures. How Emil Mišalko does as a replacement is crucial; their biggest signing, meanwhile, was defensive midfielder Gurina, who the Miners hope will add some steel to their silk.

Prediction: Reeder is a loss, no question. That time it will take the likes of Mišalko to fit in will be crucial. Contenders, but not champions. 3rd

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Home Colours: Green shirts with orange sleeves, orange shorts, green socks.
Away Colours: Orange shirts with green band, green shorts, orange socks.
Ground: Draconium Arena (66,592)
Nickname: The Dragons – considered a powerful symbol to build the team identity around. Also the Glassmen, from the local glassmaking industry.
Manager: Edward Hysen (46)
Key Player: 12. Raimundo Saade (CB)
One To Watch: 7. Ian Minka (CM)

Likely First XI: 13. Ian MESSIER; 3. Dougie BARROW, 6. William WOODS, Image 12. Raimundo SAADE, 5. Ross COOK, 2. Lucas ORMEROD; 4. Adam TAENING, 7. Ian MINKA; 11. Robin SIMM, 10. Alex EAGLES, 8. Matthew KIMMICH

Last Season: 12th

Overview: Caversham made a reputation for themselves of seeming to somehow avoid relegation every season despite apparently having no right to do so. You'd expect them, then, to have a prolonged spell in the second tier once they did go down. Not so; they came straight back up to likely haunt the bottom six for a few more years.

Ins/Outs: Keeping faith with last season's squad; Saade is a popular signing, but the only one the Dragons have made.

Prediction: Look a tough nut to crack, but lack the attacking bite to bother the top half. 13th

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Home Colours: Red shirts, gold shorts, red socks.
Away Colours: All black.
Ground: Paschal Park (29,012)
Nickname: Hibs - short for Hibernians.
Manager: Dermot Fitzroy (41)
Key Player: 8. Robert Quinn-Fassell (CM)
One To Watch: 10. Ciaran Rafferty (CF)

Likely First XI: 1. Rory O'DOWD; 2. Sean MURRAY, 4. Seán Ó LAOGHAIRE, 5. Jill FILIMARU, 3. James GARRITY; 7. Mason ANDERSEN, 8. Robert QUINN-FASSELL, 11. Stephen LEBANQUE; 15. Curtis COLLINS, 10. Ciaran RAFFERTY, Connor TANDY

Last Season: 1st, Division One

Overview: Sorthern - or more broadly, ethnically Irish - and proud, Emberton Hibernians originally carried the name Emberton Sorthern before deciding to widen the net. Reaching the top flight has been a long road, and they intend to stay there.

Ins/Outs: Robert Quinn-Fassell joins from the league champions; they can also boast last season's best goalkeeper, with the experienced Jonathan Redmayne joining as player-coach. Rory O'Dowd couldn't ask for a better mentor.

Prediction: Seems to be a lot of people's second team, and with Rafferty banging in the goals, they'll survive just fine. 12th

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Home Colours: All red.
Away Colours: All black.
Third Colours: White shirts, black shorts, red socks.
Ground: Isserson Olympic Stadium (150,340)
Nickname: The Reds – can't think why.
Manager: Howard Eales (59)
Key Player: 11. Minerva Swanmore (RM)
One To Watch: 14. Felix Mexes (CF)

Likely First XI: Image 1. Stephen PHILLING; 3. Robin DIANGANA, 4. Jesse WINGROVE, 15. Elias MOLINARI, 12. Ian ANGELL; 7. Raymond POUND, 8. Daniel MOULIER, 24. George LITTLEWOOD, Image 11. Minerva SWANMORE; 9. James GABRIEL, 14. Felix MEXES

Last Season: 6th

Overview: Always the bridesmaids, never the brides (except that one time). Somehow, Emberton Reds seem to find fresh and interesting ways to fail to live up to their potential. Their choke jobs are legendary, and you can tell a Reds fan in February by the glassy look to their eyes as their beloved team once again throw away a promising season.

Ins/Outs: A bit of a refresh for Howard Eales' side means Sandwell pick up a bargain in Alex Zigic. The acquisitions of Philling and Swanmore grabbed the headlines, but Littlewood is almost certainly worth more than the quarter million the Reds paid for him.

Prediction: It's looking congested at the top, and sadly, I think this might leave the capital's finest fighting for scraps. Prove me wrong, Reds. 7th

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Home Colours: Blue shirts, white shorts, blue socks.
Away Colours: All yellow.
Third Colours: Green shirts, blue shorts, green socks.
Ground: Lay's Road (39,981)
Nickname: The Gears – Leston is the industrial heartland of the Nova Mercia region that makes up the south of the country.
Manager: Roger Bradley (59)
Key Player: 5. Ross Green (CB)
One To Watch: 26. Charlie Sparrow (CF)

Likely First XI: Image 24. Merrick LESSARD; 2. Vincent LYNTON, 4. Phillip JOHNSON, 5. Ross GREEN, 3. Billy HENDRY; 11. Graham STONE, 6. Paul DESMOND, 10. John CAVANI; 9. Andrew MARSHALL, 7. Thomas COWANS, 26. Charlie SPARROW

Last Season: 14th

Overview: A hard working team from a hard working town. Leston won't ever win awards for stylish football, but they've engendered a great team ethic and have an experienced squad capable of turning heads.

Ins/Outs: Selling striker Eddie Murphy is generally seen around these parts as a mistake. Merrick Lessard and John Cavani are decent buys, but failing to buy a striker and instead relying on the green as grass Charlie Sparrow and the nigh-ossified Tommy Cowans might come back to bite them.

Prediction: Looked toothless last season and failed to upgrade. Could be curtains. 18th

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Home Colours: White and navy striped shirts, navy shorts, white and navy socks
Away Colours: Red shirts, navy shorts, red socks
Ground: Cygnus Stadium (105,013)
Nickname: The Midlanders – the Midland river flows through Bromham, past the stadium.
Manager: Stephen Crozier (45)
Key Player: 9. Alun Belmwr (CF)
One To Watch: 21. Fraser Young (CF)

Likely First XI: 29. Jason MARLEY; 3. Joel POLIAKOFF, 5. Dalton SHAW, 20. John FLORENCE, Image 2. Francisco JORGE; 11. Ricky MATTHEWS, Image 7. Jolgurasaun DHENTIGUN, 4. Ben FOYLE; 8. Jonathan JOSEPH; 21. Fraser YOUNG, 9. Alun BELMWR

Last Season: 8th

Overview: Oh, Mercia. They're probably the most hated team in the league, and it's not really their fault. The problem, rather, is the Swann family, who have a reputation for being rather...unscrupulous in their business dealings whilst also just happening to own the club. Then again, when you own the largest company in Krytenia, you can afford to be a little less ethical. Unless, of course, it leads to a fight with the manager, who decides to decamp to Stanton...and now you know the rest of the story. Still, forty million argentals on a striker says something.

Ins/Outs: Dhentigun adds some no-nonsense solidity to the midfield, allowing Jonathan Joseph more of a free role, whilst Francisco Jorge shores up the back nicely. Surprisingly, Mercia didn't sign a keeper, which if nothing else is a ringing endorsement for young Jason Marley.

Prediction: Stephen Crozier is being given time to build, which is good. Might need another season to truly challenge though. 6th

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Home Colours: Yellow shirts, black shorts, green socks.
Away Colours: Black shirts, green shorts, black socks.
Ground: QES Stadium (31,502)
Nickname: The Hillmen - from the hill Neathill was built on top of.
Manager: Andrew Billingham (40)
Key Player: 6. David Horrocks (CM)
One To Watch: 1. Ryan Faulkner (GK)

Likely First XI: 1. Ryan FAULKNER; 3. Stephen WIEKENS, 4. Timothy KARLSEN, 5. Aaron MAXWELL, 2. Kieron CLARKSON; 11. Harry GRANT, 8. Luke ZIMMER, 6. David HORROCKS, 15. Paul PRIMUS, 7. Samuel RAHMI; 9. Christopher JUPP

Last Season: 2nd, Division One

Overview: Stalwarts of the second tier, Neathill do have the occasional single-season sojourns in the Premier. Sadly for fans of the Hillmen, they do tend to be just that.

Ins/Outs: Thirty-plus cast-offs from bigger teams in the form of Horrocks (34) and Clarkson (33) is not the way to build a team. Ryan Faulkner, meanwhile, is here on loan and glad of the minutes.

Prediction: Charity shop seconds do not equal survival. 20th

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Home Colours: All white.
Away Colours: All black.
Third Colours: All gold.
Ground: Southern Arena (91,093)
Nickname: The Tigers – formerly the White Tigers but later shortened. Alternatively just Boro is fine.
Manager: Mark Russell (48)
Key Player: 12. Ethan Benjamin (CB)
One To Watch: 16. Oliver Selhurst (LM)

Likely First XI: 1. Aaron SHEPHERD; 3. Kenny STEVENSON, 5. James CONNELLY, Image 12. Ethan BENJAMIN, 2. George SAMUELS; 16. Oliver SELHURST, 8. Darren HARRISON, 6. Christian JOSHUA; 9. Oliver BURNS, Image 10. Rod GORDON, 11. Lewis MOSS

Last Season: 7th

Overview: Long-time followers will need no introduction to these lot. They are, without a doubt, the most successful side in Krytenian football. Former home team of Valrauncion. Like Mercia, are owned by a minted Mercian family; the difference, though, is that the Spencer family remember they're human beings. Their property empire includes a litany of government contracts that have led to the nation having probably the best social housing stock in Calania. They're also not afraid to splash the cash on the team, as anyone who remembers the Tigers teams of the past will attest.

Ins/Outs: Ousevale have always been a threat going forward, and Audioslavian striker Rod Gordon will hope to follow in the footsteps of Soraya Roshanak, Drunn Deleks, and Michael Willem in that regard. If Ethan Benjamin can shore up the defence, meanwhile, Scary Ousevale could be back in fashion.

Prediction: They've strengthened in all the right places. Be afraid. 1st

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Home Colours: Silver shirts with red band, red shorts, red and silver hooped socks.
Away Colours: Red and burgundy shirts, white shirts, burgundy socks.
Ground: Argent Field (20,882)
Nickname: The Silvermen - silver mining is the local industry.
Manager: Bob O'Neill (56)
Key Player: 8. James Devlin (CM)
One To Watch: 3. Billy Price (RB)

Likely First XI: 1. Alexander LUNDVIK; 2. Peter KYLE, 4. Jack WESTERVELD, 5. Stephen HORNSBY, 3. Billy PRICE; 11. Jonathan ROSSI, 6. Roy O'LEARY, 8. James DEVLIN, 7. Fabio DA SILVA; 9. Ian DIOGO, 10. Ernesto ADAMA

Last Season: 16th.

Overview: Oustia have never been a big name in Krytenian football; indeed, their promotion to the Premier in Season 17 surprised even them. Even more surprisingly, they stayed up reasonably comfortably. Now a fixture in the table, albeit the bottom half.

Ins/Outs: They've kept their core intact, and added promising full-back Billy Price and pacey winger Fabio da Silva. Decent business, all told.

Prediction: Have enough in them to stay up, albeit perhaps not that comfortably. 15th

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Home Colours: Wine and navy halved shirts, ecru shorts, wine socks.
Away Colours: Ecru shirts, wine shorts, navy socks.
Ground: Oxley Park (53,882)
Nickname: The Royals or Pats – first is obvious, second is from one of their previous names.
Manager: Graham Beverington (49)
Key Player: 6. Kurt Ettori (DM)
One To Watch: 26. Adam Ghazi (CB)

Likely First XI: 1. Samuel JONAS; 2. Frankie DARNELLO, 26. Adam GHAZI, 5. Kyle SIMMONS, 3. Kieron CAPELLI; 7. Joe BIELSA, Image 6. Kurt ETTORI, 8. Jack BYLES, 10. Phil MATEUS; 11. Dennis O'GRADY, 20. Eddie MURPHY

Last Season: 5th

Overview: Emberton's other team are probably the only one in the league that needs to know the plural of “identity crisis”. Formed as Everton City Patriots, their first name change was a forced one when the capital became Emberton; a few seasons later they became simply Krytenia Emberton. During the West Starblaydi regime they were known as Emberton Oxley – for obvious reasons – before becoming Royal Emberton after the Restoration. Despite all the changes of name, though, the lion badge and unique colour pallette have remained constant. Sadly, the team's consistency is more in line with the name than the kits.

Ins/Outs: Kurt Ettori on a free is an absolute steal. Amir Alami will keep Phil Mateus honest, Eddie Murphy should be worth the price, but what Royals really need to do is nurture some young talent. With Ibixan international Roman Sais off to Baker park, and Elliot Schumann retired, the squad looks a little thin.

Prediction: Will fall away when the suspensions and/or injuries take their toll mid-season. 9th

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Home Colours: Green and yelllow hooped shirts, yellow shorts, green socks.
Away Colours: All black.
Ground: South Road (32,240)
Nickname: Rangers – pretty obvious, really.
Manager: Matthew Orsini (55)
Key Player: 11. Stuart Kuipers (LM)
One To Watch: 19. Seb Irvine (CM)

Likely First XI: 1. Emmett ALLINSON; 3. Aaron MUSTARD, 4. Matthew FABIANSKI, 5. Calvin ILIC, 15. David CARRAGHER; 11. Stuart KUIPERS, 7. Andrew MALENKO, Image 19. Seb IRVINE, 14. Alexander ZIGIC; 9. Samuel RAHMAN, 12. Dermot RIZZO

Last Season: 9th

Overview: Sandwell have never been a big name in Krytenian football, but surprisingly found themselves in the top flight for Season Sixteen. Despite widely being expected to go straight back down, Rangers confounded the critics by staying up comfortably. Now a part of the furniture, albeit more like a chair that you found in a charity shop that you like despite it going with precisely nothing else in the room.

Ins/Outs: Young midfielder Seb Irvine is the club's first non-Krytenian, and will want to impress. Alex Zigic, meanwhile, will be a threat on the wings.

Prediction: Might be a case of a hangover from last season's top-half finish. 16th

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Home Colours: Red and blue hooped shirts, white shorts, red and blue socks.
Away Colours: White and green hooped shirts, black shorts, white and green socks.
Ground: The Mound (56,137)
Nickname: The Hoops, from their kits.
Manager: Adam Milton (47)
Key Player: 11. David Smith (LM)
One To Watch: 1. Michael Sveyn (GK)

Likely First XI: 1. Michael SVEYN; 2. Curtis KITTEL, 6. John CALDERWOOD, 5. Enoch RAUS, 3. Nathan HOJGAARD; 11. David SMITH, 7. Ashley WOO, 8. Alejandro CASTILLAS; 14. Peter ORBITT, 9. Roy VISTLUND, 10. Brett SILVA

Last Season: 3rd, Division One

Overview: Secklow were mainstays in the early years of the O-League, seemingly forgotten - until now. Built on a hardworking team ethic rather than stars, will look to be a general nuisance.

Ins/Outs: Goalkeeper Michael Sveyn arrives from relegated Penniton, whilst at the other end of the pitch, Peter Orbitt will want to prove to Ashton that they were fools to let him go.

Prediction: Might go down in another season, but with Leston visibly rotting, and Bromham City looking weak, they could take advantage. 17th

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Home Colours: Red shirts, white shorts, blue socks.
Away Colours: White shirts, blue shorts, black socks.
Third Colours: Blue shirts and shorts, white socks.
Ground: Harbour Stadium (60,662)
Nickname: The Dockers – Stanton is a massive ferry and container harbour with a city bolted on.
Manager: Paul James (55)
Key Player: 10. Neil Smith (CF)
One To Watch: 1. Henri Tangganga (GK)

Likely First XI: Image 1. Henri TANGGANGA; 3. Ryan ATINARI, 4. Eddie BULL, 5. Marcel WILLIAMS, Image 14. Avarice MERIWEATHER; 12. Peter ALDIS, 11. Cormac O'NEILL, 7. Rodrigo NEVES; 10. Neil SMITH, James RALEIGH, 8. Ben ADAMOU

Last Season: 2nd

Overview: Famed as the home of the Kennedy dynasty of strikers, the Dockers' performance is usually directly related to whether the latest member of the family is playing up front. Made up for losing their manager to the Chromatik national team by poaching Mercia's; Stanton have finished at least five places above the Midlanders in both seasons since. Isn't karma a bitch?

Ins/Outs: Jonathan Redmayne is off to semi-retirement at Hibs, so in comes promising Quebecois Henri Tangganga. Former U21 international Kian Hoover, meanwhle, could be off next season unless Avarice Meriweather fails to deliver.

Prediction: A bit of a blip, but only that. Will probably be in the hunt, just not quite at the sharp end. 5th
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Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

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Postby Krytenia » Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:10 am

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SEASON XX - PART ONE


The foreign influx is well underway, and between clubs looking for value picks and others looking for that big name signing to fill a need, the top of the table looks likely to be more congested than the centre of Emberton in rush hour. Casuals will have to work extra hard to retain their title, with Ousevale, Mercia, Avidia United, Ashton, and Stanton all looking like contenders. Add to that the culmination of Emberton Hibernians' rise to the top flight, the welcome return of Neathill and Secklow, and a relegation dogfight that could conceivably envelop half the divsion, and this could be one for the ages at both ends of the table.

Enough waffle, then; let's get to the football!

MATCHDAY 1
The fixture computer, for the second year in a row, decided that the Champions' Kick-Off sees the title holders off to Leston. Unlike Stanton last season, though, Casuals decide that they'd like all three points if that's OK. An Alex Meitner brace, with Dennis Oddie nodding in a corner in between, secures the win.

At the end of the first weekend, though, it's Stanton who top the table after they demolished Avidia City, with Beckton getting one over on the higher-profile Avidia side to open their account and start the season in third. Sunday sees Mercia nabbing the win at the Isserson to move level in fourth with...Emberton Hibs, who announced themselves to the world with a two-nil victory over Caledon.

Results:
FRIDAY - CHAMPION'S KICK OFF
Leston Town 0-3 Casuals Osteria
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 0-0 Caversham
Avidia United 1-3 Beckton Supermarine
Bromham City 1-2 Neathill
Emberton Hibernians 2-0 Caledon Simpson
Ousevale Borough 3-2 Oustia
Sandwell Rangers 3-2 Bradwell Saints
Secklow 1-2 Royal Emberton
Stanton Town 4-0 Avidia City
SUNDAY
Emberton Reds 0-2 Mercia Bromham


MATCHDAY 2
Time for some early slip-ups among the contenders, then. We'll forgive Ashton, whose defeat at Avidia United was at least to a contender, but Stanton have no excuse against Caversham, and their result would have been even worse if not for a couple of heroic saves from Henri Tangganga. Casuals, meanwhile, just could not fire against Bromham City.

Not everyone dropped points, though. Ousevale were clinical away to the Royals, whilst Mercia were ruthless in demolishing a decent Sandwell side. The Billionaire's Club, then, sits first and third in the table as two of only three sides to win both their opening games.

The other? Emberton Hibernians. True, it's "only" Neathill, but it was in front of the cameras on Sunday, and it means they're second in the table and yet to concede a goal. There's been worse starts.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 2-3 Secklow
Beckton Supermarine 2-2 Emberton Reds
Bradwell Saints 1-2 Leston Town
Casuals Osteria 1-1 Bromham City
Caversham 2-1 Stanton Town
Mercia Bromham 4-1 Sandwell Rangers
Oustia 1-2 Caledon Simpson
Royal Emberton 1-3 Ousevale Borough
SUNDAY
Avidia United 1-0 Ashton Olympic
Neathill 0-3 Emberton Hibernians


MATCHDAY 3
Ross Green is a wily old soul, but even he didn't have the answer to the youth and exuberance of Fraser Young. His goal secured Mercia three wins from three...but they're now only tied for top spot, as Hibs' win over Oustia puts them level on goal difference and goals scored. Ousevale's routine win over Avidia City keeps them in touch on nine points as well; as a footnote, the Silvermen and City are now the only teams in the Prem yet to register a point, with the other sides still without a win being Bromham City and...Ashton Olympic.

Huh.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bromham City 1-3 Bradwell Saints
Caledon Simpson 2-1 Royal Emberton
Emberton Hibernians 2-1 Oustia
Leston Town 0-1 Mercia Bromham
Neathill 0-3 Casuals Osteria
Ousevale Borough 3-1 Avidia City
Sandwell Rangers 0-1 Beckton Supermarine
Secklow 0-0 Caversham
SUNDAY
Emberton Reds 4-3 Ashton Olympic
Stanton Town 2-1 Avidia United


MATCHDAY 4
Emil Mišalko made history by becoming the first Delaclav to score in the O-League as reigning champions Casuals looked to end the Hibernian fairytale at Coalfields. Ciaran Rafferty, though, had other ideas, though the one-all draw did represent the Emberton side's first dropped points of the season.

Not having such issues, though, were Ousevale. They pillaged three points from Caversham, burning several villages along the way to top the table. The following day, Mercia controlled the Bromham derby from start to finish, but couldn't get the goals they needed to topple the Tigers.

Spare a thought, too, for Oustia, now the only side on zero points after Avidia City's win in Sunday's other game.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 1-0 Sandwell Rangers
Avidia United 4-0 Secklow
Beckton Supermarine 2-2 Leston Town
Bradwell Saints 4-1 Neathill
Casuals Osteria 1-1 Emberton Hibernians
Caversham 0-4 Ousevale Borough
Emberton Reds 1-1 Stanton Town
Royal Emberton 4-1 Oustia
SUNDAY
Avidia City 2-1 Caledon Simpson
Mercia Bromham 2-0 Bromham City


MATCHDAY 5
One of the big Mercian sides was bound to blink sooner or later. The fact that it happened to be Mercia Bromham wasn't the shocking thing. It was more who they dropped the three points to: little old Neathill. Not that the Hillmen were complaining; the win put them level on points with Avidia United, whose early season struggles were exemplified in getting obliterated at the Southern Arena.

Emberton Hibs, meanwhile, welcomed the Royals to Paschal Park for their first ever top-flight Emberton derby and celebrated this fact by winning by the odd goal in five to put them second.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bromham City 0-0 Beckton Supermarine
Caledon Simpson 4-2 Caversham
Casuals Osteria 0-1 Bradwell Saints
Neathill 3-1 Mercia Bromham
Ousevale Borough 4-1 Avidia United
Oustia 1-1 Avidia City
Sandwell Rangers 0-1 Stanton Town
Secklow 2-3 Emberton Reds
SUNDAY
Emberton Hibernians 3-2 Royal Emberton
Leston Town 1-3 Ashton Olympic


Table after MD5:
Pos Team                     P  W  D  L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Ousevale Borough 5 5 0 0 17 5 +12 15
2 Emberton Hibernians 5 4 1 0 11 4 +7 13

3 Mercia Bromham 5 4 0 1 10 4 +6 12
4 Stanton Town 5 3 1 1 9 4 +5 10
5 Bradwell Saints 5 3 0 2 11 7 +4 9

6 Beckton Supermarine 5 2 3 0 8 5 +3 9
7 Caledon Simpson 5 3 0 2 9 8 +1 9
8 Casuals Osteria 5 2 2 1 8 3 +5 8
9 Emberton Reds 5 2 2 1 10 10 +0 8
10 Ashton Olympic 5 2 1 2 7 6 +1 7
11 Royal Emberton 5 2 0 3 10 10 +0 6
12 Avidia United 5 2 0 3 8 9 -1 6
13 Neathill 5 2 0 3 6 12 -6 6
14 Caversham 5 1 2 2 4 9 -5 5
15 Secklow 5 1 1 3 6 11 -5 4
16 Leston Town 5 1 1 3 5 10 -5 4
17 Avidia City 5 1 1 3 6 12 -6 4
18 Sandwell Rangers 5 1 0 4 4 9 -5 3
19 Bromham City 5 0 2 3 3 8 -5 2
20 Oustia 5 0 1 4 6 12 -6 1
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SEASON XX - PART TWO


MATCHDAY 6
The last 100% record isn't so much gone as defenestrated with extreme prejudice. Ousevale simply had no answer to an on-fire James Gabriel, who nabbed a hat-trick as Emberton Reds sauntered home by four goals to one. The Tigers still stay top, however, as Mercia's hard-fought one-nil win over the holders didn't bridge the goal difference gap.

Elsewhere, Avidia United continued their Jekyll and Hyde start to the season; a win at home to Caledon means their first six games read LWLWLW. Hibs and Beckton, meanwhile, are still unbeaten; Beckton scraped three points at home to Neathill, whilst a draw at Abbey Road constitutes "mildly disappointing" for Hibs given their stellar start.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 5-0 Bromham City
Avidia City 1-1 Royal Emberton
Avidia United 3-2 Caledon Simpson
Bradwell Saints 1-1 Emberton Hibernians
Beckton Supermarine 1-0 Neathill
Caversham 1-0 Oustia
Mercia Bromham 1-0 Casuals Osteria
Stanton Town 1-0 Leston Town
SUNDAY
Emberton Reds 4-1 Ousevale Borough
Sandwell Rangers 1-1 Secklow


KFA CUP - ROUND ONE
The cup gets underway for the non-Premier Division teams...and to be honest, was pretty light on shocks. About the closest we got was Sporting Adanac (yes, the "People's Republic" has two teams) taking Hastings to an extra thirty, but even then County scraped through in the end. Whether this is good or bad news for the big fish is an entirely different question, of course, and one we can't answer until Round Two.

Southgate Athletic 2-0 Ilham and Welford
Nenbridge 1-1 Stratford Rovers (1-1 AET, 2-3 PKs)
Walton Park 0-3 CFF Monthuez
Ellisham 2-1 Whitehill Rovers
Port Victoria 0-0 Noton United (0-1 AET)
Adanac City 2-0 New Nytton
Norton 1-2 Kettledean
Zoderby United 1-1 Beldon Wanderers (1-1 AET, 4-5 PKs)
Middleton 1-1 Northwood County (1-1 AET, 4-2 PKs)
Quinton City 1-0 Cordell City
Diorville 0-3 CF Avides
Lakefield Dynamo 0-1 Bulham City
Buchinia Academicals 0-2 Twain Valley
NSE Kovenham 0-1 Aigburth Athletic
Locomotive Wolverton 3-0 Teddington
Wylon United 1-1 Sladehill Rovers (1-2 AET)
Kallia United 2-1 Thackworth Rovers
Wroxham Trinity 1-0 Wittenshaw
Ousevale Juniors 1-1 Prutton (1-1 AET, 3-2 PKs)
Salter Athletic 0-1 Milditch
Charnham Town 0-2 Dereapolis City
Catton Regis 1-0 Huntsford
Chesamer 0-1 East Green
Newport 1-2 Byrrim
Bohemians Tyfield 0-1 Simpson Jesters
Penniton United 0-1 New Cefn Albion
Sefton Athletic 1-0 Fenwick Town
Grafton Town 0-1 Oldbrook
Newley 1-3 Foxchester Rovers
St Peters 1-0 Hefor
Dynamo Gravea 1-0 Buyon
Hoxton 2-1 Westleigh Athletic
Yardley Forest 0-0 Shruton Town (0-0 AET, 2-3 PKs)
Faversham Town 0-2 Notegia Rangers
Porthscadoch 0-1 Bletcham Devils
Sporting Adanac 0-0 Hastings County (0-1 AET)
Tyfield City 1-3 Rickenford
Aylesford 2-1 Blakeland
AFC Linford 2-1 Camberley Town
Burntlea United 1-1 Maidenstone (1-1 AET, 1-3 PKs)
Highfield 2-1 Valque United
Salton 2-0 Walton City
Tuvera City 3-1 Oxley
Wick Town 2-1 Yraglac Fire


MATCHDAY 7
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the Krytenian Synchronised Choking Team. You name them, they blew it on a weekend that will live long in the memory (and nightmares) of fans. Leaders Ousevale contrived to lose at home to Sandwell, Mercia got the square root of sod-all at Abbey Road, Hibs' unbeaten record was scrubbed by Avidia City of all teams, whilst Stanton went one worse by giving Bromham City their first win of the season.

Ashton and Bradwell - the latter courtesy of said win over Mercia - picked their way out of the carnage to move up to fourth and fifth respectively, just two points behind the leaders.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bradwell Saints 1-0 Mercia Bromham
Bromham City 1-0 Stanton Town
Emberton Hibernians 1-2 Avidia City
Leston Town 1-1 Secklow
Neathill 0-2 Ashton Olympic
Ousevale Borough 1-2 Sandwell Rangers
Oustia 0-0 Avidia United
Royal Emberton 4-1 Caversham
SUNDAY
Caledon Simpson 1-0 Emberton Reds
Casuals Osteria 1-1 Beckton Supermarine


MATCHDAY 8
To say Casuals' title defence isn't going well is a bit of an understatement. They're yet to win a home match this season, and Sunday's defeat in the south-west means the Miners have now gone winless in five. Funnily enough, the calls for Samuel Dee to replace Paul Davis as national team coach have quietened somewhat; being thirteenth in the table will do that for you.

At the top, a late strike from Alun Belmwr quietens the Cinderella team that are Emberton Hibernians somewhat as the Midlanders continue to keep pace with Ousevale; the battle of the other surprise packages, meanwhile, equates to a well-deserved three points for Beckton, who are now fourth.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia United 2-0 Royal Emberton
Beckton Supermarine 2-0 Bradwell Saints
Caversham 1-0 Avidia City
Emberton Reds 2-0 Oustia
Mercia Bromham 2-1 Emberton Hibernians
Sandwell Rangers 1-1 Caledon Simpson
Secklow 2-0 Bromham City
Stanton Town 0-0 Neathill
SUNDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-1 Casuals Osteria
Leston Town 0-3 Ousevale Borough


MATCHDAY 9
Sunday may have seen the Second City Derby and the always fun Beckside rivalry between Casuals and Stanton, but Saturday was where the fireworks went off down south. It's not often one Bromham side does the other a favour, but when Zoban Ajao's strike hit the back of the net at home to Ousevale, it wasn't just City fans celebrating. Cross-city rivals Mercia duly beat Beckton to go top of the table; the Tigers, meanwhile, dropped to third thanks to Ashton also picking up three points.

Oh, and there was also an Emberton derby in all this, with Reds beating Royals to go fifth, with just goal difference preventing them becoming the capital's highest-placed side.

Coren Meuller, meanwhile, spent Sunday almost singlehandedly assuring Avidia City of three points against rivals United; the two are now separated by just two points. Never mind sacked, Ewan McCrory might just throw himself into the Avide River if City overtake them.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bradwell Saints 0-2 Ashton Olympic
Bromham City 1-0 Ousevale Borough
Caledon Simpson 1-1 Leston Town
Emberton Hibernians 3-0 Caversham
Mercia Bromham 3-1 Beckton Supermarine
Neathill 1-0 Secklow
Oustia 2-2 Sandwell Rangers
Royal Emberton 0-2 Emberton Reds
SUNDAY
Avidia City 1-0 Avidia United
Casuals Osteria 0-1 Stanton Town


MATCHDAY 10
If there's one thing we've taken from the season so far, it's that you can't afford to slip, even for a moment...even against the league leaders. Ashton weren't poor against Mercia, they were just beaten by the better side on the day; unfortunately, with the chasing pack all winning, the Bears drop from second to sixth, whilst Mercia extend their lead at the top of the table to three points.

Casuals, meanwhile, continue to have a dog's dinner of a season. They could only draw with Secklow, and are now fourteenth without a win in seven. The Miners seem to be returning to their famed habit of hilarious inconsistency.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia United 0-0 Caversham
Beckton Supermarine 1-2 Emberton Hibernians
Bromham City 0-1 Caledon Simpson
Emberton Reds 4-2 Avidia City
Leston Town 1-2 Oustia
Ousevale Borough 5-1 Neathill
Sandwell Rangers 2-2 Royal Emberton
Secklow 1-1 Casuals Osteria
SUNDAY
Ashton Olympic 1-3 Mercia Bromham
Stanton Town 4-2 Bradwell Saints


MATCHDAY 11
Remember what I said last week about Ashton? Turns out, turnabout is fair play. Paul James, yet again, twists the knife into the side that fired him, with Cormac O'Neill turning back the clock to guide Stanton to a well-deserved win over the league leaders. It also lifts the Dockers to second, a solitary point off the lead.

Also a point behind Mercia are Emberton Reds. Their victory over Caversham wasn't the prettiest, but three points are three points. It also gives them some separation from Hibs, who were frankly outplayed by an Avidia United side that, truth be told, really should be doing better than eighth.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 0-0 Sandwell Rangers
Beckton Supermarine 1-1 Ashton Olympic
Bradwell Saints 1-0 Secklow
Caversham 0-1 Emberton Reds
Emberton Hibernians 0-3 Avidia United
Neathill 1-2 Caledon Simpson
Oustia 1-0 Bromham City
Royal Emberton 1-1 Leston Town
SUNDAY
Casuals Osteria 1-1 Ousevale Borough
Mercia Bromham 1-3 Stanton Town


MATCHDAY 12
Stanton, Stanton, Stanton, do you ever learn? Nicola Figura says "no", as the Audioslavian midfielder wraps up all three points for Beckton at the Harbour Stadium. Mercia shrug as they crush Secklow, whilst Ousevale wave on their way past after a pulsating win over Bradwell.

Emberton's sides, meanwhile, had a mixed weekend. The Reds do what the Reds do best, fail to capitalise on a good position; to be fair to them, it was against the resurgent Eagles. Hibs are now breathing down their necks after an excellent defensive performance helped them secure a one-nil win over Ashton, whilst the Royals were worth the admission fee as they beat Bromham City in the odd goal in seven.

Finally, it's fair to say Casuals' winless streak is over; they put five past a hapless Caledon Simpson side. Nick Bishop will be having cold sweats for days.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 0-1 Emberton Hibernians
Bromham City 3-4 Royal Emberton
Leston Town 1-2 Avidia City
Neathill 1-0 Oustia
Ousevale Borough 5-2 Bradwell Saints
Sandwell Rangers 1-1 Caversham
Secklow 0-4 Mercia Bromham
Stanton Town 0-1 Beckton Supermarine
SUNDAY
Caledon Simpson 1-5 Casuals Osteria
Emberton Reds 0-2 Avidia United


Table after MD5:
Pos Team                      P  W  D  L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Mercia Bromham 12 9 0 3 24 11 +13 27
2 Ousevale Borough 12 8 1 3 33 16 +17 25

3 Stanton Town 12 7 2 3 18 9 +9 23
4 Emberton Reds 12 7 2 3 23 16 +7 23
5 Emberton Hibernians 12 7 2 3 20 13 +7 23

6 Ashton Olympic 12 6 2 4 20 12 +8 20
7 Avidia United 12 6 2 4 18 12 +6 20
8 Beckton Supermarine 12 5 5 2 16 12 +4 20
9 Caledon Simpson 12 6 2 4 18 19 -1 20
10 Bradwell Saints 12 5 1 6 18 21 -3 16
11 Royal Emberton 12 4 3 5 22 22 +0 15
12 Avidia City 12 4 3 5 14 20 -6 15
13 Casuals Osteria 12 3 5 4 17 11 +6 14
14 Caversham 12 3 4 5 8 18 -10 13
15 Neathill 12 4 1 7 10 22 -12 13
16 Sandwell Rangers 12 2 6 4 13 17 -4 12
17 Secklow 12 2 4 6 11 20 -9 10
18 Oustia 12 2 3 7 11 19 -8 9
19 Bromham City 12 2 2 8 8 21 -13 8
20 Leston Town 12 1 4 7 10 21 -11 7
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Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

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Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XX - PART THREE


KFA CUP - ROUND TWO
There's always someone who sets off a landmine in Round Two; the top flight teams enter the fray, and invariably there's at least one side that falls flat on their face against lower division opposition. Step forward Neathill, who managed to completely fail to switch on against O-League Four opponents Maidenstone. They weren't the only ones, but at least Bromham City and Bradwell managed to at least go out to former Prem teams - albeit with the Navies shipping four at home to Kallia.

Biggest name out at this stage, meanwhile, are Emberton Reds, who couldn't steal a win at the Southern Arena in the tie of the round.

Sefton Athletic 0-2 Casuals Osteria (0-2 agg)
Byrrim 0-2 Sandwell Rangers
New Cefn Albion 6-1 Highfield
Oldbrook 3-0 Beldon Wanderers
Simpson Jesters 1-1 Shruton Town (1-2 AET)
Royal Emberton 2-0 Tuvera City
CFF Monthuez 0-3 Beckton Supermarine
Twain Valley 0-1 St Peters
East Green 1-0 Foxchester Rovers
Southgate Athletic 1-1 AFC Linford (2-1 AET)
Ousevale Juniors 1-1 Middleton (3-1 AET)
Milditch 1-2 Aylesford
Rickenford 1-2 Caversham
Catton Regis 0-4 Ashton Olympic
Mercia Bromham 2-1 Dereapolis City
Oustia 2-1 Kettledean
Dynamo Gravea 0-3 Bulham City
Adanac City 3-0 Quinton City
Ousevale Borough 2-1 Emberton Reds
Secklow 0-3 Avidia United
Maidenstone 1-0 Neathill
Aigburth Athletic 0-2 Stanton Town
Locomotive Wolverton 1-0 Hastings County
Bromham City 0-4 Kallia United
Hoxton 0-1 Emberton Hibernians
Stratford Rovers 0-1 Leston Town
Ellisham 2-3 Avidia City
Sladehill Rovers 0-2 Caledon Simpson
Wick Town 0-0 Bletcham Devils (0-1 AET)
Noton United 1-3 CF Avides
Wroxham Trinity 2-2 Salton (3-2 AET)
Notegia Rangers 1-1 Bradwell Saints (2-1 AET)


MATCHDAY 13
Sometimes everything just goes your way. With their nearest challengers Stanton halted by Ashton on Saturday, Mercia looked to take advantage on Sunday in the season's first Mercian Classic. For a while, it looked like they were going to fall short, Rod Gordon's volley putting Ousevale up with ten minutes remaining, but a late rally and goals from Alun Belmwr and Ben Foyle secured the points. With the two Emberton clubs in the chasing pack, Reds and Hibs, playing out a scoreless draw, it means the Midlanders are now five points clear atop the table.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 1-0 Stanton Town
Avidia City 3-0 Bromham City
Avidia United 4-1 Sandwell Rangers
Beckton Supermarine 2-1 Secklow
Bradwell Saints 5-1 Caledon Simpson
Casuals Osteria 1-0 Oustia
Caversham 0-0 Leston Town
Royal Emberton 4-2 Neathill
SUNDAY
Emberton Hibernians 0-0 Emberton Reds
Mercia Bromham 3-2 Ousevale Borough


MATCHDAY 14
Neither leaders Mercia nor second-placed Ousevale had it easy, but both laboured to wins to keep their places in the table.

Behind them? Not so much. Neil Smith's first-half strike proved the difference as Stanton beat and overtook Hibs, with the Reds also dropping points against a workmanlike Sandwell team. It's Ashton, though, who go third, courtesy of victory at The Mound. The champions, meanwhile, finally haul themselves into the top half with a demolition job at home to Royals; they're still thirteen points shy of Mercia, though.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bromham City 1-2 Caversham
Caledon Simpson 0-1 Mercia Bromham
Leston Town 1-0 Avidia United
Ousevale Borough 2-1 Beckton Supermarine
Oustia 1-0 Bradwell Saints
Sandwell Rangers 2-0 Emberton Reds
Secklow 1-2 Ashton Olympic
Stanton Town 1-0 Emberton Hibernians
SUNDAY
Casuals Osteria 5-1 Royal Emberton
Neathill 1-1 Avidia City


MATCHDAY 15
Oustia may be struggling this season, but that doesn't mean they can't show up from time to time. Mercia took an early lead against them, but couldn't finish them off; James Devlin's sublime free kick was the result, and the Silvermen escaped the Cygnus with a point.

Ousevale weren't complaining, either, as they defeated fellow title chasers Ashton to reduce the gap to just three points.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 1-3 Ousevale Borough
Avidia City 0-3 Casuals Osteria
Avidia United 0-0 Bromham City
Caversham 1-0 Neathill
Emberton Hibernians 2-3 Sandwell Rangers
Emberton Reds 2-0 Leston Town
Mercia Bromham 1-1 Oustia
Stanton Town 3-0 Secklow
SUNDAY
Beckton Supermarine 1-0 Caledon Simpson
Bradwell Saints 0-1 Royal Emberton


MATCHDAY 16
It was a good weekend for the teams from the capital. Royal Emberton may not be pulling up trees, mired as they are in mid-table, but they fought hard to earn a two-all draw against the league leaders. The Reds piled more misery on bottom side Bromham City, whilst second-bottom Secklow were swept aside by high-flying Hibs.

With Mercia fluffing their lines on the Saturday, the game between Ousevale and Stanton took on extra importance. Quebecois keeper Henri Tangganga was impassable, and Stanton's potent attack did the rest to send the Dockers into second place.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bradwell Saints 4-0 Avidia City
Bromham City 1-4 Emberton Reds
Casuals Osteria 1-1 Caversham
Leston Town 2-0 Sandwell Rangers
Neathill 0-0 Avidia United
Oustia 1-0 Beckton Supermarine
Royal Emberton 2-2 Mercia Bromham
Secklow 0-5 Emberton Hibernians
SUNDAY
Caledon Simpson 0-2 Ashton Olympic
Ousevale Borough 0-2 Stanton Town


MATCHDAY 17
First Oustia, then the Royals, now Avidia City. All that hard work for Mercia to create a lead at the top of the table...and now they just can't. Stop. Drawing.

Stanton took the opportunity to pile on the pressure with a win over Caledon Simpson, and the gap is down to one point. Ousevale, meanwhile, absolutely did not, dropping two points at The Mound and allowing the Reds to overtake them and go third, just three points behind the leaders.

They couldn't...could they?

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-2 Oustia
Beckton Supermarine 3-1 Royal Emberton
Caversham 3-2 Bradwell Saints
Emberton Hibernians 2-0 Leston Town
Emberton Reds 2-1 Neathill
Mercia Bromham 0-0 Avidia City
Secklow 1-1 Ousevale Borough
Stanton Town 2-0 Caledon Simpson
SUNDAY
Avidia United 1-0 Casuals Osteria
Sandwell Rangers 1-0 Bromham City


MATCHDAY 18
Casuals six, Reds two.

No. No they couldn't. Good to see the Reds are on brand, at least...

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 1-5 Beckton Supermarine
Bradwell Saints 4-5 Avidia United
Bromham City 3-1 Leston Town
Caledon Simpson 1-1 Secklow
Neathill 1-1 Sandwell Rangers
Ousevale Borough 1-0 Emberton Hibernians
Oustia 0-1 Stanton Town
Royal Emberton 1-0 Ashton Olympic
SUNDAY
Casuals Osteria 6-2 Emberton Reds
Mercia Bromham 4-2 Caversham


KFA CUP - ROUND THREE
It's a serving of egg and tomatoes at the Rey Felicio. The tomatoes are CF Avides (nickname: Los Pomodoros), and the egg is on the faces of the Stanton players as the dreaded penalty shootout knocks them out. Elsewhere, Oustia and Leston both needed extra time to progress against lower division opposition, whilst Mercia and Avidia United both laboured to wins over mid-table Prem sides.

Bulham City 0-3 Ousevale Borough
Wroxham Trinity 0-0 Avidia City (0-0 AET, 3-4 PKs)
Caversham 0-1 Mercia Bromham
CF Avides 1-1 Stanton Town (1-1 AET, 3-2 PKs)
Maidenstone 2-4 Aylesford
Notegia Rangers 0-1 Ashton Olympic
Bletcham Devils 0-1 New Cefn Albion
Locomotive Wolverton 1-2 Sandwell Rangers
Oldbrook 0-2 Emberton Hibernians
Casuals Osteria 3-1 St Peters
Avidia United 1-0 Caledon Simpson
Ousevale Juniors 0-1 Adanac City
Royal Emberton 0-1 Beckton Supermarine
Oustia 1-1 Kallia United (2-1 AET)
East Green 0-0 Leston Town (0-1 AET)
Southgate Athletic 0-2 Shruton Town


MATCHDAY 19
On the one hand, Mercia broke their streak of draws. On the other...oof.

Stanton gleefully take top spot at the halfway mark, two clear of a Midlanders side in danger of freefall. Ousevale sit in third, three points clear of...

...wait, that can't be right. Beckton, the hell are you doing up there?

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 5-0 Avidia City
Beckton Supermarine 2-0 Caversham
Emberton Hibernians 2-0 Bromham City
Leston Town 1-1 Neathill
Ousevale Borough 4-1 Caledon Simpson
Secklow 0-0 Oustia
Sandwell Rangers 0-1 Casuals Osteria
Stanton Town 1-0 Royal Emberton
SUNDAY
Avidia United 6-2 Mercia Bromham
Emberton Reds 1-1 Bradwell Saints


Table after MD5:
Pos  Team                      P   W  D   L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Stanton Town 19 13 2 4 28 10 +18 41
2 Mercia Bromham 19 12 3 4 37 24 +13 39

3 Ousevale Borough 19 12 2 5 46 25 +21 38
4 Beckton Supermarine 19 10 5 4 30 18 +12 35
5 Avidia United 19 10 4 5 34 20 +14 34

6 Emberton Reds 19 10 4 5 34 27 +7 34
7 Ashton Olympic 19 10 3 6 33 19 +14 33
8 Emberton Hibernians 19 10 3 6 31 18 +13 33
9 Casuals Osteria 19 8 6 5 34 16 +18 30
10 Royal Emberton 19 7 4 8 32 35 -3 25
11 Caversham 19 6 6 7 17 28 -11 24
12 Bradwell Saints 19 7 2 10 34 33 +1 23
13 Sandwell Rangers 19 5 7 7 21 27 -6 22
14 Caledon Simpson 19 6 3 10 21 35 -14 21
15 Avidia City 19 5 5 9 19 38 -19 20
16 Oustia 19 4 6 9 16 24 -8 18
17 Neathill 19 4 5 10 16 32 -16 17
18 Leston Town 19 3 6 10 15 29 -14 15
19 Secklow 19 2 7 10 15 34 -19 13
20 Bromham City 19 3 3 13 13 34 -21 12
"I revel in the nonsense; it's why I'm in Anaia."
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XX - PART FOUR


MATCHDAY 20
They're not the most glamourous side, they've not won in six, but Avidia City know how to punch a hole in a team's title inspirations. Stanton left Sixways with their tails between their legs, and ended the weekend in third place after Ousevale and Mercia both won. Beckton, meanwhile, were kicked out of fourth by Avidia United, after the latter beat the former on Sunday afternoon.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 2-1 Stanton Town
Bradwell Saints 2-2 Sandwell Rangers
Caledon Simpson 0-4 Emberton Hibernians
Casuals Osteria 2-0 Leston Town
Caversham 4-2 Ashton Olympic
Neathill 1-0 Bromham City
Oustia 0-3 Ousevale Borough
Royal Emberton 2-1 Secklow
SUNDAY
Beckton Supermarine 0-1 Avidia United
Mercia Bromham 2-1 Emberton Reds


MATCHDAY 21
First Avidia City, now Caversham. Paul James' side are officially "on a wobble" as Stanton drop points for a second game in succession. The Mercian clubs show no mercy in extending their lead - Mercia especially, thumping Sandwell for six - and the Dockers now find themselves looking over their shoulders at the likes of Avidia United, Emberton Hibs, Emberton Reds, and Casuals, all of whom picked up a full complement of points over the weekend.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bromham City 0-3 Casuals Osteria
Caledon Simpson 1-1 Oustia
Emberton Hibernians 3-2 Neathill
Emberton Reds 2-0 Beckton Supermarine
Leston Town 0-0 Bradwell Saints
Sandwell Rangers 0-6 Mercia Bromham
Secklow 0-2 Avidia City
Stanton Town 1-1 Caversham
SUNDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-4 Avidia United
Ousevale Borough 2-1 Royal Emberton


MATCHDAY 22
Remember a couple of weeks ago, when Avidia City decided to break Stanton?

Yeah, Ousevale are having absolutely none of that. Audioslavian striker Rod Gordon bagged himself a hat-trick and Lewis Moss a brace as the Tigers devoured their opponents at Sixways. Sadly for them, they're still a point off top spot because Mercia piled more misery on relegation-threatened Leston.

Oh, and don't mind that odd gurgling sound. That's just Stanton's title hopes sinking without trace thanks to Avidia United, who leapfrog them into third.


Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 0-6 Ousevale Borough
Beckton Supermarine 0-1 Sandwell Rangers
Bradwell Saints 2-1 Bromham City
Casuals Osteria 1-2 Neathill
Caversham 2-1 Secklow
Mercia Bromham 5-2 Leston Town
Oustia 0-0 Emberton Hibernians
Royal Emberton 0-1 Caledon Simpson
SUNDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-2 Emberton Reds
Avidia United 1-0 Stanton Town


MATCHDAY 23
I was expecting to be singing the praises of an Audioslavian coming into the game at the Southern Arena; technically, I wasn't wrong. Rod Gordon was shackled like he'd leaked state secrets by the Caversham defence; Raimundo Saade, however, scored one and set up two further as the Dragons threw a wrench into the Tigers' title chances.

Or so they thought. Apparently Bromham City hadn't read the script either, and they decided that now was the time to haul their arses off bottom spot by winning the Bromham derby. Avidia United, Stanton, and Emberton Hibs (yes, they're still in the hunt) all won to close the gap and make things very interesting.

Results:
SATURDAY
Caledon Simpson 0-1 Avidia City
Leston Town 0-0 Beckton Supermarine
Neathill 4-1 Bradwell Saints
Ousevale Borough 1-4 Caversham
Oustia 2-3 Royal Emberton
Sandwell Rangers 1-2 Ashton Olympic
Secklow 2-3 Avidia United
Stanton Town 2-0 Emberton Reds
SUNDAY
Bromham City 2-1 Mercia Bromham
Emberton Hibernians 2-1 Casuals Osteria


MATCHDAY 24
If you wondered why Secklow are bottom...wonder no longer. Emberton Reds beat the Hoops like they owed them money, surpassing even Mercia's demolition of Neathill.

Mercia's weekend got even better when Avidia United and Ousevale took points off each other in Sunday's big game, allowing the Midlanders to extend the gap to three points and Stanton to steal third place back off the Eagles.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-0 Leston Town
Avidia City 2-1 Oustia
Beckton Supermarine 2-2 Bromham City
Bradwell Saints 0-1 Casuals Osteria
Caversham 2-1 Caledon Simpson
Emberton Reds 7-1 Secklow
Mercia Bromham 6-1 Neathill
Stanton Town 1-0 Sandwell Rangers
SUNDAY
Avidia United 1-1 Ousevale Borough
Royal Emberton 3-3 Emberton Hibernians


KFA CUP - ROUND FOUR
The draw has been kind to Aylesford. The team, based a little south of Ousevale, may be rock bottom of Division One, but they've avoided the big guns so far, and their win over Shruton Town means they're one of only two sides left in the competition from outside the Prem. The other is New Cefn, who took out CF Avides to book their place in the quarters.

No such luck, however, for the men from Communism Central, as Adanac City bowed out at home to Sandwell. Rangers join the likes of Mercia, Ashton, Ousevale, Hibs, and Oustia in the last eight.

Mercia Bromham 2-0 Beckton Supermarine
Adanac City 0-2 Sandwell Rangers
Aylesford 1-0 Shruton Town
Ashton Olympic 1-0 Avidia United
Casuals Osteria 0-1 Ousevale Borough
Oustia 1-0 Avidia City
New Cefn Albion 0-0 CF Avides (1-0 AET)
Emberton Hibernians 2-1 Leston Town


MATCHDAY 25
A lesser person would call this weekend "boring", what with the top six all winning. That would, however, be a little unfair. Ousevale and Mercia were both tested hard, with Casuals and the Reds respectively being no slouches, and Leston are a lot lower than they should be - and indeed almost proved their class in a tight match against Stanton.

Also, there's the fact that Emberton Hibernians are still fifth, and still proving the naysayers wrong. Never mind Samuel Dee, it's Dermot Fitzroy that the national team boss should be losing sleep over.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bromham City 0-2 Ashton Olympic
Caledon Simpson 0-1 Avidia United
Emberton Hibernians 3-1 Bradwell Saints
Leston Town 0-1 Stanton Town
Neathill 0-0 Beckton Supermarine
Oustia 0-1 Caversham
Royal Emberton 4-2 Avidia City
Secklow 0-1 Sandwell Rangers
SUNDAY
Casuals Osteria 1-2 Mercia Bromham
Ousevale Borough 4-2 Emberton Reds


MATCHDAY 26
Alexander Lyon...what did you just do?

The young South Newlandian scored an absolute screamer from thirty yards out, the ball curling into the net and proving a dagger in the hearts of the Mercia faithful.

To make matters worse, both Ousevale and Stanton won, meaning with twelve matches to go the top three are separated by goal difference.

With Avidia United three points behind.

And Hibs only one point further adrift.

Told you this was going to be a close one.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 5-0 Avidia City
Beckton Supermarine 2-0 Caversham
Emberton Hibernians 2-0 Bromham City
Leston Town 1-1 Neathill
Ousevale Borough 4-1 Caledon Simpson
Secklow 0-0 Oustia
Sandwell Rangers 0-1 Casuals Osteria
Stanton Town 1-0 Royal Emberton
SUNDAY
Avidia United 6-2 Mercia Bromham
Emberton Reds 1-1 Bradwell Saints


Table after MD26:
Pos  Team                      P   W  D   L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Ousevale Borough 26 17 3 6 68 34 +34 54
2 Mercia Bromham 26 17 3 6 59 32 +27 54

3 Stanton Town 26 17 3 6 35 14 +21 54
4 Avidia United 26 15 6 5 46 26 +20 51
5 Emberton Hibernians 26 15 5 6 48 26 +22 50

6 Ashton Olympic 26 14 4 8 47 30 +17 46
7 Emberton Reds 26 13 5 8 49 38 +11 44
8 Caversham 26 12 7 7 34 36 -2 43
9 Casuals Osteria 26 12 6 8 45 22 +23 42
10 Beckton Supermarine 26 10 8 8 32 26 +6 38
11 Royal Emberton 26 10 5 11 47 49 -2 35
12 Avidia City 26 9 5 12 29 52 -23 32
13 Bradwell Saints 26 9 4 13 41 44 -3 31
14 Sandwell Rangers 26 7 8 11 27 43 -16 29
15 Neathill 26 7 6 13 26 45 -19 27
16 Caledon Simpson 26 7 4 15 24 45 -21 25
17 Oustia 26 4 9 13 21 35 -14 21
18 Leston Town 26 3 8 15 17 40 -23 17
19 Bromham City 26 4 4 18 18 46 -28 16
20 Secklow 26 3 7 16 21 51 -30 16
"I revel in the nonsense; it's why I'm in Anaia."
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XX - PART FIVE


MATCHDAY 27
Paschal Park is a lovely ground. Shiny, new, and compact, with comfortable seats and a wide concourse, it really is a thoroughly modern experience. For Mercia this weekend, it was also hell on Earth. The Midlanders just couldn't break down a stout Hibs side, and the team in red and gold reinforced their credentials for a Challengers Cup place with a hard-earned point. It also punched a rather large hole in Mercia's title hunt, with Stanton and Ousevale both recording wins.

At the bottom, Secklow have finally decided to arrive in the division, with a win over Bromham City that sees the Navies replace the Hoops at the bottom of the table. Secklow are now just two points from safety in what is increasingly looking like a three-from-four relegation dogfight.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 1-1 Caversham
Bradwell Saints 1-1 Beckton Supermarine
Caledon Simpson 1-0 Sandwell Rangers
Emberton Hibernians 1-1 Mercia Bromham
Neathill 0-1 Stanton Town
Ousevale Borough 2-1 Leston Town
Oustia 1-3 Emberton Reds
Royal Emberton 1-4 Avidia United
SUNDAY
Bromham City 0-2 Secklow
Casuals Osteria 0-0 Ashton Olympic


MATCHDAY 28
The champions may be well out of this season's title race, but they still have some say in where the Gabriel Kennedy Trophy will end up this season. Specifically by downing Stanton in their own backyard. Ousevale kept their noses clean at home to bottom side Bromham City, whilst Mercia secured all three points at Orange Street to keep the pressure on.

Sunday was a derby day special, though only in terms of there being two derbies on the day. Neither was competitive, and both Avidia United and Emberton Reds cruised to victory - by the same scoreline, no less. Incidentally, that win for the Eagles lifts them to third spot.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-1 Bradwell Saints
Beckton Supermarine 1-3 Mercia Bromham
Caversham 1-3 Emberton Hibernians
Leston Town 2-3 Caledon Simpson
Ousevale Borough 2-0 Bromham City
Sandwell Rangers 3-1 Oustia
Secklow 0-2 Neathill
Stanton Town 1-2 Casuals Osteria
SUNDAY
Avidia United 5-1 Avidia City
Emberton Reds 5-1 Royal Emberton


MATCHDAY 29
Little change at the business end, with the top five all winning - though Mercia had to come from behind against a spirited Ashton side - whilst Emberton Reds move up to sixth as they attempt to overturn the travesty of still being behind the capital's new boys in the table.

Oustia's win over Leston, meanwhile, could prove crucial at the other end as it increases their safety net to five points.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 2-3 Emberton Reds
Bradwell Saints 0-2 Stanton Town
Caledon Simpson 1-0 Bromham City
Casuals Osteria 2-0 Secklow
Caversham 1-3 Avidia United
Emberton Hibernians 2-0 Beckton Supermarine
Neathill 1-4 Ousevale Borough
Royal Emberton 2-1 Sandwell Rangers
SUNDAY
Mercia Bromham 3-2 Ashton Olympic
Oustia 2-0 Leston Town


MATCHDAY 30
Three massive games this weekend, as title contenders - and the soon to be dethroned holders - met each other in matches that could define the season. Saturday saw Apollo Peters' penalty secure victory over a Hibs side that had unlikely title aspirations of their own. Sunday started with Mercia laying down the gauntlet with a win at the Harbour Stadium, before Jay Gillespie's header cost Ousevale a precious two points.

Five-time champions United now lie just a single point behind the leaders, timing their title tilt like a marathon runner conserving their energy until they need it most. Eagles fans will be confusing the Starblaydis, having appropriated the Twii tag #wewantsix for the occasion.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 1-1 Beckton Supermarine
Avidia United 2-1 Emberton Hibernians
Bromham City 1-1 Oustia
Caledon Simpson 2-1 Neathill
Emberton Reds 1-0 Caversham
Leston Town 1-1 Royal Emberton
Sandwell Rangers 1-1 Avidia City
Secklow 3-4 Bradwell Saints
SUNDAY
Ousevale Borough 2-2 Casuals Osteria
Stanton Town 1-2 Mercia Bromham


KFA CUP - QUARTER-FINALS
In the end, the lower teams' runs came to Nova Mercia to die. Both Albion and Aylesford were on the receiving end of three-nil reverses; Oustia were too, but only after keeping Ashton at bay for ninety minutes.

The semi-final foursome is completed by Emberton Hibernians, who annihilated Sandwell at Paschal Park.

Mercia Bromham 3-0 New Cefn Albion
Oustia 0-0 Ashton Olympic (0-3 AET)
Ousevale Borough 3-0 Aylesford
Emberton Hibernians 5-1 Sandwell Rangers


MATCHDAY 31
Hat-tricks are special; double hat-tricks, meanwhile, are the stuff of legend. Makes you wonder then, how Eddie Murphy has never won a senior cap for Krytenia. He netted a super six as Royal Emberton racked up the biggest win of the season so far - eight-nil against hapless Bromham City.

At the top, Mercia and Ousevale are in similarly ruthless moods, whilst Avidia United were actually tested at home to the Reds, but prevailed in the end thanks to goals from Max Snelders and their own Murphy (though Neil is no relation). With Stanton halted in the Battle of the Ports, it's looking like a three-horse race for the title.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 2-0 Leston Town
Bradwell Saints 0-6 Ousevale Borough
Casuals Osteria 2-1 Caledon Simpson
Caversham 1-0 Sandwell Rangers
Emberton Hibernians 1-1 Ashton Olympic
Mercia Bromham 5-1 Secklow
Oustia 0-0 Neathill
Royal Emberton 8-0 Bromham City
SUNDAY
Avidia United 2-1 Emberton Reds
Beckton Supermarine 0-0 Stanton Town


MATCHDAY 32
With at least one of the top two guaranteed to drop points in the Mercian Classic, the time was right for someone to step up and take the lead by the scruff of the net. So, Avidia United...were held in Sandwell. Right.

So Stanton, looking to get themselves back into the title race...drew a blank against Ashton. *sigh*

Hibs, help a brother out here. So in the Emberton derby on Sunday...oh, Jesus in a camper van, what happened?

Right, so as it turns out the only team in the top six to actually win was Emberton Reds in the aforementioned derby. I didn't even know the Emberton Reds Choke Button™ even had a reverse setting.

Results:
SATURDAY
Stanton Town 0-0 Ashton Olympic
Sandwell Rangers 1-1 Avidia United
Secklow 0-0 Beckton Supermarine
Leston Town 2-2 Caversham
Bromham City 1-2 Avidia City
Caledon Simpson 3-2 Bradwell Saints
Neathill 2-3 Royal Emberton
Oustia 0-2 Casuals Osteria
SUNDAY
Emberton Reds 5-1 Emberton Hibernians
Ousevale Borough 1-1 Mercia Bromham


Table after MD32:
Pos Team                      P   W   D   L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Ousevale Borough 32 21 5 6 85 39 +46 68
2 Mercia Bromham 32 21 5 6 74 39 +35 68

3 Avidia United 32 20 7 5 63 32 +31 67
4 Stanton Town 32 19 5 8 40 18 +22 62
5 Emberton Reds 32 18 5 9 67 45 +22 59

6 Emberton Hibernians 32 17 7 8 57 36 +21 58
7 Casuals Osteria 32 16 8 8 55 26 +29 56
8 Ashton Olympic 32 15 8 9 53 36 +17 53
9 Caversham 32 13 9 10 40 46 -6 48
10 Royal Emberton 32 13 6 13 63 62 +1 45
11 Beckton Supermarine 32 10 12 10 35 33 +2 42
12 Caledon Simpson 32 12 4 16 35 52 -17 40
13 Avidia City 32 11 7 14 38 63 -25 40
14 Bradwell Saints 32 10 5 17 49 61 -12 35
15 Sandwell Rangers 32 8 10 14 33 50 -17 34
16 Neathill 32 8 7 17 32 55 -23 31
17 Oustia 32 5 11 16 26 44 -18 26
18 Secklow 32 4 8 20 27 64 -37 20
19 Leston Town 32 3 10 19 23 52 -29 19
20 Bromham City 32 4 5 23 20 62 -42 17
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Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XX - PART SIX


MATCHDAY 33
Advantage Avidia, then. United grind out a win against second-bottom Leston; Ousevale, meanwhile, are shut out at Orange Street, while the less said about how Mercia spent their Sunday, the better. The Eagles now have a narrow, but potentially crucial, two point lead atop the table.

At the other end, Bromham City's win over Casuals turns second-bottom Leston into bottom side Leston; unfortunately for all of the bottom three, Oustia defeated Bradwell to retain their nine point cushion ahead of the relegation zone.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-1 Secklow
Avidia City 5-2 Neathill
Avidia United 1-0 Leston Town
Beckton Supermarine 2-0 Ousevale Borough
Bradwell Saints 0-2 Oustia
Caversham 1-2 Bromham City
Emberton Reds 1-4 Sandwell Rangers
Royal Emberton 1-1 Casuals Osteria
SUNDAY
Emberton Hibernians 1-1 Stanton Town
Mercia Bromham 1-4 Caledon Simpson


MATCHDAY 34
Leston Town, bless them, are desperately trying to stay up. Indeed, if they'd had a few more performances like the one that swept aside the Reds, they'd probably have a chance. Sadly for the Gears, Oustia decided to throw a large sterling silver spanner into Mercia's title works, meaning that the gap between the drop zone and safety is now ten points with twelve to play for.

With Mercia losing, Avidia United took advantage again; it looks like the title race is theirs to lose now, especially with Ousevale being held at home to Ashton.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bromham City 1-3 Avidia United
Caledon Simpson 2-2 Beckton Supermarine
Casuals Osteria 2-0 Avidia City
Neathill 1-1 Caversham
Oustia 1-0 Mercia Bromham
Royal Emberton 4-2 Bradwell Saints
Sandwell Rangers 3-2 Emberton Hibernians
Secklow 0-2 Stanton Town
SUNDAY
Leston Town 2-0 Emberton Reds
Ousevale Borough 1-1 Ashton Olympic


MATCHDAY 35
It's officially all over for Leston and Bromham City. The Gears just didn't turn at South Road, the Navies were sunk by Emberton Reds, and both will be playing their football in Division One next season. Secklow, on the other hand, are just about still alive, becoming one of the few teams to win at Paschal Park this season. All they needed was for Avidia United to do them a favour on the Sunday.

United obliged, and how. A six-one mullering of Neathill gives the Hoops the faintest of hopes, and with Ousevale choosing the worst time to slip up away to Stanton, it gives the Eagles a five-point lead. They can almost smell that sixth title.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-0 Caledon Simpson
Avidia City 1-0 Bradwell Saints
Beckton Supermarine 1-1 Oustia
Caversham 2-3 Casuals Osteria
Emberton Hibernians 0-2 Secklow
Emberton Reds 3-1 Bromham City - Bromham City are relegated
Mercia Bromham 2-0 Royal Emberton
Sandwell Rangers 1-0 Leston Town - Leston Town are relegated
SUNDAY
Avidia United 6-1 Neathill
Stanton Town 2-0 Ousevale Borough


MATCHDAY 36
Aaaand the outgoing champions ensure the champagne stays on ice for another week. Casuals sink United, Mercia marmalise Avidia City, and the gap is down to two.

Sunday's match between Ousevale and Secklow, meanwhile, does neither side any favours. A point, though respectable, is not enough to save the Hoops from the drop, whilst it also means the Tigers need snookers in the title race. Not only that, but they drop to fourth behind a Stanton side who ran wild at Walton Gardens.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 0-5 Mercia Bromham
Bradwell Saints 2-1 Caversham
Bromham City 2-1 Sandwell Rangers
Caledon Simpson 0-4 Stanton Town
Leston Town 0-3 Emberton Hibernians
Neathill 0-6 Emberton Reds
Oustia 2-3 Ashton Olympic
Royal Emberton 2-0 Beckton Supermarine
SUNDAY
Casuals Osteria 3-1 Avidia United
Ousevale Borough 2-2 Secklow - Secklow are relegated


KFA CUP - SEMI-FINALS
Well, that wasn't the final we were expected. The Mercian Classic we were all expecting, in the end, failed on both counts as Mercia went down to a Sam Barclay strike in Dereapolis, before Ousevale were sucker punched by Ciaran Rafferty and his Hibs side.

Results:
Mercia Bromham 0-1 Ashton Olympic (@ County Ground, Dereapolis)
Ousevale Borough 0-1 Emberton Hibernians (@ Draconium Arena, Caversham)

MATCHDAY 37
Ousevale did what they could, fighting hard to win at Paschal Park, but in the end they couldn't make other results go their way. Avidia United defeated Bradwell, but Mercia matched them step for step, and the title race goes to the final day...

...when they play each other.

Oh, this is going to be fun.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-0 Royal Emberton
Beckton Supermarine 5-2 Avidia City
Emberton Hibernians 1-2 Ousevale Borough
Emberton Reds 0-0 Casuals Osteria
Leston Town 1-0 Bromham City
Sandwell Rangers 0-1 Neathill
Secklow 3-1 Caledon Simpson
Stanton Town 1-1 Oustia
SUNDAY
Avidia United 4-1 Bradwell Saints
Caversham 0-3 Mercia Bromham


Table after MD37:
Pos Team                      P   W   D   L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Avidia United 37 24 7 6 78 38 +40 79 CL/LA
2 Mercia Bromham 37 24 5 8 85 44 +41 77 CL/LA

3 Ousevale Borough 37 22 7 8 90 47 +43 73 CC
4 Stanton Town 37 22 7 8 50 20 +30 73 CC

5 Casuals Osteria 37 19 10 8 64 30 +34 67
6 Emberton Reds 37 20 6 11 77 52 +25 66
7 Ashton Olympic 37 19 9 9 63 40 +23 66 (cup finalist)
8 Emberton Hibernians 37 18 8 11 64 44 +20 62 (cup finalist)
9 Royal Emberton 37 15 7 15 70 69 +1 52
10 Beckton Supermarine 37 12 14 11 45 40 +5 50
11 Caversham 37 13 10 14 45 57 -12 49
12 Avidia City 37 13 7 17 46 77 -31 46
13 Caledon Simpson 37 13 5 19 42 64 -22 44
14 Sandwell Rangers 37 11 10 16 42 56 -14 43
15 Bradwell Saints 37 11 5 21 54 73 -19 38
16 Neathill 37 9 8 20 37 73 -36 35
17 Oustia 37 7 13 17 33 49 -16 34
18 Secklow 37 6 9 22 35 71 -36 27 R
19 Leston Town 37 5 10 22 26 57 -31 25 R
20 Bromham City 37 6 5 26 26 71 -45 23 R
"I revel in the nonsense; it's why I'm in Anaia."
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XX - THE FINALE


Tom Contares reports

15:00 - Welcome to KBS Sport's live feed of the final day of the Premier Division season. This is normally the part where we say there's all to play for at both ends of the table...except that's patently not true. Ousevale and Stanton face off to see who gets one less Challengers' Cup qualifying game, but aside from that there's only one thing left to sort out: the destination of the Gabriel Kennedy trophy. Leaders Avidia United and second placed Mercia Bromham meet at the Cygnus Stadium, and to the winner goes the spoils. We'll keep you updated with the other nine games as we go, but our focus is on the title hunt. The trophy is under guard somewhere in the cavernous home of the Midlanders, but the colours of the ribbons won't be known until nearly six o'clock. If you're after a takeaway curry, order it now lest it arrive mid-match.

15:04 - There's going to be a guard of honour at Sixways for Ashton Olympic manager Peter Martin. He's decided to retire after a distinguished career and two league winning seasons in charge of the Bears. Also playing his last game in the division is Ross Green; he'll captain Leston for the last time for their game in Neathill before leaving to join Shruton Town on a player-coach deal.

15:15 - Forty-five minutes to kick-off, and the teams take to the pitch for their pre-match warmups. Defender Louis Rishti hasn't taken the field for the visitors; he was questionable after picking up an ankle injury in the defeat to Casuals a couple of weeks ago, and it looks like Ewan McCrory isn't going to risk him.

15:17 - Jol Dhentigun looking absolutely up for it in the warmups for Mercia. He's been instrumental for Mercia this season, providing the fulcrum for their Starblaydi-style midfield diamond.

15:23 - Emberton Hibernians are set to play a young side against already-relegated Bromham, with defender Fergal Finnan and striker Ronan Glass both being handed debuts. That said, Jonathan Redmayne has been named in goal for his last game before joining the coaching staff full-time, with usual custodian Rory O'Dowd not in the matchday squad. O'Dowd has travelled with the team, though, and will be watching from the stands.

15:28 - Bad news for Ousevale, trying to hold on to third. Lewis Moss has been injured in the warmup, and will be replaced by thirty-five year old David Gould, playing his last game for the Tigers.

15:30 - Team News, Mercia Bromham.
No real surprises, here. Damien Carpenter seems to have found a new lease of life since Robert Wilson took his place as national team goalkeeper, whilst Nick Parrish has deputised well for Joel Poliakoff after his knee injury earlier in the season. Mercia go with their diamond, with the steel of Dhentigun and the silk of Jonathan Joseph meshing together well.
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15:32 - Team News, Avidia United.
As expected, Rishti misses out for United, with David Ginelli starting at centre-back. The visitors' high octane midfield three of Cruz, Snelders, and Peppers, though, remains intact, whilst Aaron Caan's suspension means Anton Fiorano gets a rare start alongside Murphy and Peters up front as the boys in gold hope to upgrade their silverware.
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15:40 - Twenty minutes to go until kick-off, then. There is one more accolade to play for, by the way; the AMC Silver Boot. Currently, Mercia's Alun Belmwr and Ousevale's Rod Gordon are tied on twenty-six goals, with last year's winner Apollo Peters probably too far behind on twenty-two.

15:50 - Time to get the beer/cola/whatever out of the fridge - or brew up some fine Rejistanian coffee if you'd rather. And don't forget the snacks, either.

15:55 - The atmosphere is so electric at the Cygnus it could power the grid for the entire south-east. The teams heading out of the tunnel, captains Damien Carpenter and Rodolfo Marquez leading out their respective sides. You could cut the tension with a teaspoon.

16:00 - KICKOFF
Here we go, then. Ninety minutes to decide who wins the title.

16:03 - SIM v OUS, BRA v EMR
First goal of the day goes to Rod Gordon at Walton Gardens; seconds later, Stephen Kono puts the Reds in front against Bradwell.

16:06 - CLOSE!
Almost first blood to the home side. Ben Foyle whips a cross into the box, but Fraser Young can't quite direct the header, and it flashes past the post. A wake-up call for United?

16:09 - YELLOW CARD
Dalton Shaw's done the dirty there, clipping Max Snelders, and he's in the book. David Peppers' free-kick is straight at the wall.

16:11 - REM v STA, SIM v OUS
Neil Smith puts Stanton in front at Oxley Park, whilst Ousevale's lead lasts all of seven minutes as Roy Dimichelis nods home from a corner to level for Simpson.

16:12 - GOAL!!! (J Joseph, MBR)
The deadlock is broken, and Avidia United only have themselves to blame. Terry Lampeter is caught dithering, Foyle dispossesses him, and he lays it on a plate for Jonathan Joseph to slot home. As it stands, Mercia are champions...lots of time left in this one, though.

16:16 - AVC v ASH, CAV v BEC
The red card is out at Sixways, with Freddie O'Sullivan scything down Daniel Sebastian in the box. Alex Vinelli converts from the spot for Ashton. There's a goal at the Draconium, too, Robin Simm netting for the home side.

16:18 - VAR CHECK
Ooh, life getting interesting at the Cygnus. Jésus Cruz' cross bounces off the arm of John Florence before Dalton Shaw hooks the ball out of play. Referee Michael Dyer is having a chat with the video officials; he allowed play to go on, but this might get called back. The big question is whether Florence's arm is in an unnatural position.

16:19 - PENALTY
VAR says it was, and that's going to be a penalty to Avidia United! Looks like it's Apollo Peters stepping up...

16:19 - GOAL!! (A Peters, AVU)
Peters rifles the penalty into the bottom left hand corner. Carpenter guessed wrong; even if he hadn't, he wouldn't have had a ca in hell's chance of saving it anyway.

16:20 - BRC v EMH, NEA v LES, SIM v OUS
And while all that was going on, Hibs' reserve side have gone one-nil down, Andrew Marshall has opened the scoring for Leston, and Ousevale are back in front against Caledon Simpson thanks to Darren Harrison.

16:24 - GREAT SAVE
From one-nil down, United almost take the lead - Cruz with a screamer of a shot - but it's close enough to Carpenter that he can get a big hand on it. Francisco Jorge finishes the job with a big clearance. There's more goals in this.

16:26 - SIM v OUS
You can't move for goals at the Gardens. Rod Gordon is given too much space, nabs his second, and it's now three-one Tigers.

16:28 - GOAL!! (M Snelders, AVU)
Take a bow, Maximillian Joshua Snelders. The Avidia midfielder isn't afraid to run on the ball, and it shows. He beats Dhentigun and Shaw for skill and pace, and dinks the ball past Carpenter to give the visitors the lead for the first time. Mercia need to find two to get their hands on the trophy as it stands.

16:31 - AVC v ASH
Life getting worse for City, as Szemere Várady adds a second for Ashton. They're cruising to the three points, and it'll be a confidence booster going into next week's Cup final.

16:34 - YELLOW CARD
A silly foul from David Peppers on Ben Foyle in midfield, and the Avidia United man gets booked for his sins. Needless.

16:38 - SUBSTITUTION
Well, that's unfortunate. Nick Parrish lands awkwardly after going up for a header, and he's clearly in some pain. Replays suggest he might have jarred his knee, and the defender is helped off the pitch, clearly in no condition to continue. Andrew Jellyman will replace him on the left.

16:41 - GOAL!! (F Young, MBR)
Nick who? Jellyman links up beautifully with Ricky Matthews on the left before delivering a fierce low cross which is poked home by Fraser Young. Two-all, then.

16:43 - SIM v OUS, OUT v SEC
Simon Ellison gets one back in a pulsating encounter in Simpson; there's also been a goal for Oustia at home to Secklow, teenager Ian Osman taking advantage of a rare call-up to score his first Premier Division goal.

16:45 - GOAL!! (D Ginelli, AVU for MBR)
Sometimes you're in the wrong place at the wrong time. Jonathan Joseph's shot was speculative, but David Ginelli's attempted block succeeded only in completely wrong-footing Alfonso Hernandez and sending the ball into the other side of the net. A cruel own goal, and right at the end of first-half regulation.

16:47 - HALF-TIME
As the half-time whistle goes at the Cygnus, it's job at least half done for Mercia as they go into the break three-two in front. One more goal to report from around the grounds, too, as Beckton level the match in Caversham.

16:56 - The question now is whether Ewan McCrory rings the changes, or sticks to Plan A. Stephen Crozier, meanwhile, has already had to use one of his substitutions; is there anything he needs to do to shuffle his pack? Common consensus is that there won't be any changes in the break - though of course that doesn't count out some a little later.

17:02 - KICK-OFF
As is tradition on the final day, the kick-offs for the second half are synchronised around the league as we get underway for the last forty-five minutes of the season.

17:04 - SIM v OUS
Rod Gordon completes his hat-trick and probably has the Silver Boot in the bag. Ousevale restore their two goal advantage.

17:08 - RED CARD
This could be a game-changer. Neil Murphy looks to cut inside, and Dalton Shaw takes his legs out from under him. It's a second bookable, and the Mercia centre-back is hitting the showers.

17:08 - SUBSTITUTION
A second enforced change for Stephen Crozier, sacrificing Fraser Young to shore up the defence. Isaac Markham is the man coming on.

17:09 - HITS THE WOODWORK
United almost score from the free-kick. David Peppers' inswinger is a teasing one, and Gala Colcannon rises to meet it; sadly for the Brenecian, the header thumps the post, and Markham's first touch is a hefty clearance.

17:12 - BRC v EMH, SIM v OUS
The kids are all right for Hibs, as Graham Boruc (almost an old man in the team at 22) nets only his third of the season to equalise. Meanwhile, it's raining goals in Simpson, with Ellison grabbing his second to cut the deficit to one for Caledon.

17:16 - GOAL!! (A Fiorano, AVU)
We're all square! Mercia's grip on the title has been well and truly ripped away as the man advantage pays for United. Apollo Peters' shot from range is well saved by Carpenter, but the rebound falls straight to Anton Fiorano who gleefully slides the ball home. The Midlanders are going to have to chase now.

17:21 - OST v SAN, AVC v ASH
The game at Coalfields is the last game to get off the mark as outgoing champions Casuals take the lead against Casuals; Alex Vinelli has a second at Sixways, meanwhile, as the ten men of City find themselves three goals down.

17:23 - YELLOW CARD
Neil Murphy is a little too eager to get the ball back, going in late on John Florence and picking up a booking that looked completely unnecessary. Avidia are clearly looking for that extra goal to cushion their lead.

17:26 - BRA v EMR, OUT v SEC
A couple of equalisers in quick succession as Tamara Lincoln nets for Bradwell, and Brett Silva restores parity for relegated Secklow.

17:29 - SUBSTITUTION
It's fair to say that Neil Murphy hasn't had his best game in Avidia colours. Daniel Willoughby comes on to replace him as the Eagles search for the goal that will give them breathing space.

17:30 - CAV v BEC
Caversham regain the lead over Beckton Supermarine, Raimundo Saade once again proving his worth from a corner.

17:33 - YELLOW CARD
Jolgurasaun Dhentigun has been a rock in the Mercia midfield, but that tackle on Max Snelders is just a little too forceful, and the Ko-orenite gets his name taken by Michael Dyer.

17:34 - SIM v OUS
Absolute scenes in Simpson as Richard Lissón thumps home an equaliser. Four-four, and fourth is where Ousevale now sit as things stand, Stanton currently overtaking them for third place.

17:36 - GOAL!!! (J Cruz, AVU)
Big trouble for the home side with just over ten minutes to go. Mercia concede a soft free-kick in a dangerous area, and Jésus Cruz gets the dip and bend over the wall and past an outstretching Carpenter to put Avidia United in front. They can almost taste the title now.

17:37 - SUBSTITUTION
Crozier rolling the dice now. Dhentigun's had a excellent game, but right now Mercia need to push forward, so he's pulled off in favour of a striker. Can Cameron Williams change the game? Does he have time?

17:38 - CAV v BEC, OUT v SEC
Elsewhere, Beckton get back on terms with Caversham, and James Devlin's strike means Oustia retake the lead at home to sorry Secklow.

17:40 - CLOSE!
Cameron Williams has the time, but not the accuracy. A fierce ball in from Ben Foyle creates the chance, but the substitute snatches at it and drags the shot the wrong side of Hernandez' post. United hearts in mouths there.

17:41 - BRC v EMH
The bottom side may well be signing off with a win, as Zoban Ajao fires home from close range. He'll surely be looking to leave in the off-season.

17:43 - OST v SAN
Stuart Kuipers stabs in from close range after a defensive scramble. Sums up Casuals' season, really.

17:44 - SUBSTITUTION
Apollo Peters comes off to warm applause from the away section; he's had an excellent game. Midfielder Adam Alleyne comes on in his place in what will almost certainly be his swan-song, with the thirty-four year old out of contract at season's end.

17:46 - GOAL!! (G Colcannon, AVU)
Mercia throw the kitchen sink, hob, fridge, and Formica worktops at United from a corner, but when the ball is hoofed clear it's defender Gala Colcannon of all people leading the chase for it. With Carpenter having sprinted up for the set piece, the Brenecian has an empty net to aim for, and that's five up for United. Game over.

17:46 - SIM v OUS
Simpson can't hold on, and Oliver Burns tucks home what must surely be the winner for the Tigers.

17:48 - AVC v ASH
Salt in the wound as Sam Barclay hits a fourth for Ashton in stoppage time.

17:50 - FULL TIME
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is that. The final whistle blows, and in the end poor Mercia were just found a little wanting. Congratulations to Avidia United, champions of Krytenia for the sixth time!

Avidia City 0-4 Ashton Olympic
Bradwell Saints 1-2 Emberton Reds
Bromham City 2-1 Emberton Hibernians
Caledon Simpson 4-5 Ousevale Borough
Casuals Osteria 1-1 Sandwell Rangers
Caversham 2-2 Beckton Supermarine
Mercia Bromham 3-5 Avidia United - Avidia United are champions
Neathill 0-1 Leston Town
Oustia 2-1 Secklow
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SEASON XXI PREVIEW


Not sure who to support? Have a look here - there's everything you need to know about every team that's played in the Revival Era of the O-League; that's Season 14 onwards.

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Home Colours: Oxblood shirts, cream shorts, oxblood socks
Away Colours: Amber shirts, black shorts, amber socks
Ground: The Rutian Grounds (56,066)
Nickname: The Bears – an animal long associated with the city of Ashton.
Manager: Image Colin McQuaid (52)
Key Player: 14. Szemere Várady (CF)
One To Watch: 26. Tim Sharpe (CM)

Likely First XI: 1. Bernie JAY; 2. Marcus BELLAMY, 4. Image BAEK Cha-Ryong, Image 5. Torvern PINDERHAND, 3. Harry BELL; 15. Oliver SELHURST, Image 6. Reid SIVEK, 10. Leon OSWALD, 7. Sam BARCLAY; 9. Alex VINELLI, Image 14. Szemere VÁRADY

Last Season: 5th

Overview: Ashton Olympic have taken a while to rise towards the top table, but they're definitely an established big team nowadays. A slow burn of consolidation led to Olympic shocking the established order in Season 16 by winning the title. Another title followed in Season 18; it'll be interesting to see whether new manager Colin McQuaid can continue that momentum following his predecessor's retirement.

Ins/Outs: Quebecois defender Baek Cha-Ryong follows McQuaid to the Rutian Grounds as a direct replacement for the retiring James Aitken. Nick Major, meanwhile, has swapped his minor role at the Bears for the Euraleague. Oliver Selhurst is also in after Ousevale decided he was replaceable. Madness.

Prediction: McQuaid will need time to truly mould the team. Could struggle to make the IFCF places this time round. 7th

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Home Colours: All red.
Away Colours: All white.
Third Colours: All blue.
Ground: Avidair Stadium (28,695)
Nickname: City – self-explanatory.
Manager: Carlos Ceballos (53)
Key Player: 12. Sebastian Zeballo (CM)
One To Watch: 22. Benjamin Marx (RB)

Likely First XI: Image 1. Corren MEULLER; 3. Tyler NILSSON, 4. Freddie O'SULLIVAN, Image 5. Carthy YILA, 22. Benjamin MARX; 8. Russell BARCALI, 12. Sebastian ZEBALLO, 14. Callum HOULIHAN; Image 11, Peter FAIRCLOUGH, 9. Lee SNIJDER, Image 8. Zoban AJAO

Last Season: 12th

Overview: It's a tough lot being the second team in the Second City. Especially when you've had more than a couple of seasons in the second flight whilst your rivals are lording it at the top. It's a shame, really, as the team have an owner who cares about the side and passionate fans – it's just that their cross-city rivals have both of those things plus cash and reputation. Now hoping to consolidate a top flight position into mid-table and eventually beyond.

Ins/Outs: ₳12m was all it took for City to cash in on Cande Montalban, sending him off to Chromatik and, if we're perfectly honest, shooting themselves in the foot. Zoban Ajao is a decent striker, but he was no Curtis Sunday at Bromham, and he's no Montalban here. Sebastian Zeballo is at least a youthful replacement for the retiring Juan Marquez, who joins the coaching staff after his single-season cameo.

Prediction: No Montalban, no chance. 20th

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Home Colours: Sky blue shirts, navy socks and shorts.
Away Colours: All gold.
Ground: New City Stadium (88,553)
Nickname: The Eagles – the vestigial tail of a brief renaming experiment. United is also used.
Manager: Ewan McCrory (50)
Key Player: 30. Mordecai Rourke (CF)
One To Watch: 28. Pablo Ruiz (RB)

Likely First XI: 1. Alfonso HERNANDEZ; Image 14. Josh HINDLEY, Image 12. Gala COLCANNON, 5. Louis RISHTI, 3. Rodolfo MARQUEZ; 11. Leon ROUSSEAU, 6. Max SNELDERS, 8. Jésus CRUZ; Image 7. Aaron MURPHY; 10. Apollo PETERS, Image 30. Mordecai ROURKE

Last Season: 1st

Overview: Being the only one of the “Big Three” not owned by a Mercian bajillionaire, Avidia United have become the second team of many fans who put themselves in the Anyone But Borough And Bromham camp. To be fair, they're not exactly strapped for cash themselves, and have a pretty good youth development system, so they have the chops to back it up. Hence how they wrapped up a sixth title, even getting to rub Mercia's nose in it on the final day.

Ins/Outs: Mordecai Rourke becomes the second Brenecian on the teamsheet, joining from Rosbank Town to partner Apollo Peters; Grearish midfielder Aaron Murphy will be providing the bullets for the price of two million argentals, whilst Josh Hindley arrives from Tumbran side Ridgewell United to shore up the defence. Elsewhere, the thawing of sporting relations between Krytenia and Valanora means that Adam Vebec and Stephen Zoyate are off to Char Sara and Club ESF respectively.

Prediction: Did well to win the title last season, but will start this one with a massive target on their backs. May be set up for (comparitive) disappointment. 5th

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Home Colours: Blue shirts, white shorts, orange socks.
Away Colours: Orange shirts, blue shorts, white socks.
Ground: Orange Street (37,665)
Nickname: The Mariners – Beckton's an old harbour city on the shores of the Beck.
Manager: Lee Webb (50)
Key Player: 4. Nicola Figura (CM)
One To Watch: 16. Michelle Welch (CF)

Last Season: 10th

Likely First XI: 1. Jeff VASHA; 14. Benjamin LISPALLE, 5. James TERESHKOV, 6. Benjamin BERTRAND, 26. Paul BEARDSLEY; Image 8. Annabelle LARKINS, Image 4. Nicola FIGURA, 17. Gordon MASON; 10. Ash JOHANSSEN, 9. Andrew CARSETTI, 27. Vic MADRIGAL

Overview: Beckton basically catapulted themselves into the national consciousness thanks to one great cup run. They've built on it well, though, investing wisely to morph from a lower-division footnote to a mid-table - and occasionally top six - side. Despite this, Mariners fans still pinch themselves every season they finish outside of the relegation zone.

Ins/Outs: More outs than ins at Orange Street as Beckton see James Pootsman and Steven Daller hang up their boots; Matt Hyvil is also out the door after a falling out with Lee Webb, whilst Sebastian Zeballo has found his place taken by Figura. Annabelle Larkins is their only in, and will be free of international games what with Sylestone playing an all-sentient-appliance squad.

Prediction: Core looks solid, will probably do about the same as last year. 10th

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Home Colours: Dark green shirts, white shorts, dark green socks.
Away Colours: White shirts, green shorts, black socks.
Ground: Abbey Road (47,260)
Nickname: The Saints – that part of their moniker comes from their origins as St Petroc's FC, a church recreational side.
Manager: David Solomon (45)
Key Player: 8. Leandro Mexilhões (CM)
One To Watch: 25. Mark Orwell (RM)

Likely First XI: 1. Kevin RIZZO; 3. Marco FERNANDEZ, 4. Andrew CHRISTOPHER, (PFA) 5. Tylê KYTRI, 2. Anthony BRODERICK; 12. Graham STONE, Image 6. Regemond BRIXEN, Image 8. Leandro MEXILHÕES, 25. Mark ORWELL; Image 30. Alexander LYON; 9. Tamara LINCOLN

Last Season: 15th

Overview: Bradwell Saints are the epitome of mid-table. Able to produce talent, but not necessarily hold onto it, Saints plough a nice furrow between the big boys and the dogfight, though they'd rather be finishing above rivals Stanton than below, as has been the case in recent seasons. Don't mention who won the Season 17 title if you value your extremities.

Ins/Outs: Andrew Asprilla may be off to Pasarga, but the Saints have spent the four million wisely. Tylê Kitri is in from FC United, Mexilhões joins from Audioslavian side Bombarralense, and Graham Stone is rescued from Leston. Veteran striker Shamshira Khadim, meanwhile, will deputise for Lincoln through the season.

Prediction: Solomon needs the team to perform; keeping Asprilla may have been a wiser option, though. 16th

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Home Colours: Navy and purple hooped shirts, navy shorts, purple socks
Away Colours: Yellow and pink hooped shirts, pink shorts, yellow socks
Ground: Walton Gardens (55,208)
Nickname: Caley – short for Caledon. Also the Lions, from their badge.
Manager: Stephen Kerr (62)
Key Player: 11. Simon Ellison (CF)
One To Watch: 29. Fraser McCall (CM)

Likely First XI: 33. Nicholas BISHOP; 2. Kenny JOHN-JOSEPH, 4. Armand HARMAN, Image 23. Ernest CLIFF, 3. Sam NELSON; 8. Francis DELPHIN, Image 10. Jayanta LALITAS, 7. Richard LISSÓN; 9. Domenico LUIZ, 11. Simon ELLISON, 17. Alexander VERDI

Last Season: 14th

Overview: Simpson is traditionally the home of Krytenia's ethnically Caledonian community, and this is reflected in the identity and colours of their hometown club. Most well known for winning the AOCL in the days way, way before the O-League. Now hoping their current squad can lead them back to relevance.

Ins/Outs: A quiet window for Caley; that said, Ernest Cliff is a solid defender and will fit into the team nicely. Josh van der Pinn leaves for Caversham having been replaced by Nick Bishop between the sticks.

Prediction: The team is developing well, and should finish a couple of places higher than last time. 12th

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Home Colours: Blue and amber striped shirts, amber shorts, blue and amber socks.
Away Colours: All white.
Ground: New Coalfields (71,119)
Nickname: The Miners – Osteria was built on the coalmining industry, though steelworking is now the biggest employer.
Manager: Samuel Dee (52)
Key Player: 7. Emil Mišalko (RM)
One To Watch: 12. Lewis Mycroft (CM)

Likely First XI: 1. Armando ALONSO; 2. Kemar TATE, 4. Dennis ODDIE, 5. Andrew JOACHIM, 3. Stephen CAMERONESI; Image 11. Dathan INGRAM, Image 6. Gaitzka GURINA, 8. Stephen JANSEN, Image 7. Emil MIŠALKO; 9. Jay GILLESPIE, 10. Alex MEITNER

Last Season: 1st

Overview: Casuals fans are nothing if not entertained. The team are famed for their swashbuckling style, matched only by their unpredictability. This is the team, after all, that escaped relegation in the last minute of the season, and finished third the very next year. Half the fun of watching the men in blue and amber is trying to guess exactly which one will turn up. That being said, they do seem to have decided actually, yes, they would like to be a powerhouse after all.

Ins/Outs: Casuals have kept their first team largely intact, and Delaclav midfielder Dathan Ingram was their only inbound. No players were sold, though, with only fringe players Dennis Oddie and Marc Saint-Maximin as “outs”; both have retired, with MSM joining the coaching staff.

Prediction: With Ingram alongside Mišalko, there'll be some Catherina flair in midfield. Exciting to watch...might not be enough to challenge to the end, though. 4th

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Home Colours: Green shirts with orange sleeves, orange shorts, green socks.
Away Colours: Orange shirts with green band, green shorts, orange socks.
Ground: Draconium Arena (66,592)
Nickname: The Dragons – considered a powerful symbol to build the team identity around. Also the Glassmen, from the local glassmaking industry.
Manager: Edward Hysen (48)
Key Player: 1. Josh van der Pinn (GK)
One To Watch: 2. Garth Huske (L/RB)

Likely First XI: 1. Josh VAN DER PINN; Image 3. Garth HUSKE, 6. William WOODS, Image 12. Raimundo SAADE, 5. Ross COOK, 2. Lucas ORMEROD; 4. Adam TAENING, 7. Ian MINKA; 11. Robin SIMM, 10. Alex EAGLES, 9. Padraig Ó BRIAIN

Last Season: 11th

Overview: Caversham made a reputation for themselves of seeming to somehow avoid relegation every season despite apparently having no right to do so. You'd expect them, then, to have a prolonged spell in the second tier once they did go down. Not so; they came straight back up to likely haunt the bottom six for a few more years.

Ins/Outs: Tweaks rather than wholesale changes are the order of the day after a successful return to the Prem. Framcisco Torres, Dougie Barrow, and Matt Kimmich all leave both the club and the game, but the Dragons picked up Josh van der Pinn at a ridiculously low price, and have brought in versatile wingback Garth Huske from Bul Khungur Miners in Tikariot.

Prediction: With and ageing squad, a lack of depth could prove fatal. 18th

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Home Colours: Blue shirts, white shorts, red socks.
Away Colours: White shirts, blue shorts, red socks.
Ground: Stade d'Huez (24,956)
Nickname: Les Bleus – They're Francophone and play in blue.
Manager: Antoine Joubert (41)
Key Player: 1. Serge Duprée (GK)
One To Watch: 9. Olympe Riva (CF)

Likely First XI: 1. Serge DUPRÉE; 18. Paul MOREAU, 4.Stephane CASTRIES, 5. Thomas CASTAIGNEDE, 3. Étienne FAURÉ; 15. Arséne BOURDAIS, 10. Joel MENDY, 8. Yves TELLIER, 6. Laurent DION; Image 9. Olympe RIVA, 11. Marc SAINT-CLAIR

Last Season: 2nd, Division One

Overview: Krytenia's resident Francophone club, hidden away high in the Monteste mountains. Club Francophone de Foot Monthuez, to give them their full name, care less about their league position and more about developing fine Gallic talent. Currently spending their time bouncing between the top two divisions.

Ins/Outs: Askari striker Olympe Riva is that rarity of CFF signing someone not from the Monteste region; the same cannot be said for Serge Duprée, who was born in nearby Tormalay and is treating his move from Bromham as a homecoming.

Prediction: It's about the process, not the position. Good job, really, as Les Bleus could struggle mightily. 19th

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Home Colours: Purple shirts, white shorts, purple socks.
Away Colours: White shirts, black shorts, black socks.
Ground: County Ground (44,181)
Nickname: The Derries - "Dereapolis" is a bit of a mouthful, so the city is often shortened to just "Derry".
Manager: James Hatton (38)
Key Player: 2. Kian Hoover (RB)
One To Watch: 7. Shaun Lewis (LM)

Likely First XI: 1. Matthew DUVALL; 3. Joseph ADAMS, 4. Richard RUNNELS, 5. Rob ANDREWS, 2. Kian HOOVER; 7. Shaun LEWIS, 8. Nathan KENNEDY, 6. Vic TYSON; 9. Bobby HARDAKER, 17. John CURTIS, 10, Samuel MANN

Last Season: 1st, Division One

Overview: Forever having the title of Nova Mercia's first league title winner, though this was many iterations of the national league ago. For a long time best known for being a second tier stalwart, they're now desperately trying to establish themselves in the top flight. Going up in Season 20 and replacing rivals Leston didn't hurt in that regard.

Ins/Outs: Curiously, two new signings...both right-backs. Kian Hoover was frozen out at Stanton and is looking to prove himself, whilst Matt Hyvil is some experienced back-up.

Prediction: Might just have enough to stay up, but it's touch and go. 17th

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Home Colours: Red shirts, gold shorts, red socks.
Away Colours: All black.
Ground: Paschal Park (29,012)
Nickname: Hibs - short for Hibernians.
Manager: Dermot Fitzroy (43)
Key Player: 10. Ciaran Rafferty (CF)
One To Watch: 28. Ronan Glass (CF)

Likely First XI: 1. Rory O'DOWD; 2. Sean MURRAY, 23. Fergal FINNAN, 5. Jill FILIMARU, 3. James GARRITY; 7. Mason ANDERSEN, 8. Robert QUINN-FASSELL, 11. Stephen LEBANQUE; 28. Ronan GLASS, 10. Ciaran RAFFERTY, Image 20. Valentine COCHER

Last Season: 8th

Overview: Sorthern - or more broadly, ethnically Irish - and proud, Emberton Hibernians originally carried the name Emberton Sorthern before deciding to widen the net. Reaching the top flight has been a long road, and they intend to stay there. Eighth place last season was a statement of this.

Ins/Outs: Jonathan Redmayne moves to the boot room as he continues to mentor O'Dowd. Valentine Cocher adds some experience to the young front line, whilst Ulyona Khomkolova will be pushing for Filimaru's shirt.

Prediction: Likely to be a difficult second season, but with a young core, they're looking long-term and will eat a mid-table finish for now. 11th

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Home Colours: All red.
Away Colours: All black.
Third Colours: White shirts, black shorts, red socks.
Ground: Isserson Olympic Stadium (150,340)
Nickname: The Reds – can't think why.
Manager: Howard Eales (61)
Key Player: 15. Elias Molinari (CB)
One To Watch: 20. Ian Delacroix (RM)

Likely First XI: Image 1. Stephen PHILLING; 3. Robin DIANGANA, Image 25. Marietta KLEIN, 15. Elias MOLINARI, 12. Ian ANGELL; 7. Raymond POUND, 8. Daniel MOULIER, 24. George LITTLEWOOD, Image 11. Minerva SWANMORE; 9. James GABRIEL, 14. Felix MEXES

Last Season: 6th

Overview: Always the bridesmaids, never the brides (except that one time). Somehow, Emberton Reds seem to find fresh and interesting ways to fail to live up to their potential. Their choke jobs are legendary, and you can tell a Reds fan in February by the glassy look to their eyes as their beloved team once again throw away a promising season.

Ins/Outs: An ageing midfield (Swanmore aside) got little love in the window, though Klein is a good signing and Torsten Friðjónsson is low-risk on a free.

Prediction: Will start well before the midfield creaks and splutters. It's the Reds; they're used to something breaking mid-season. 6th

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Home Colours: White and navy striped shirts, navy shorts, white and navy socks
Away Colours: Red shirts, navy shorts, red socks
Ground: Cygnus Stadium (105,013)
Nickname: The Midlanders – the Midland river flows through Bromham, past the stadium.
Manager: Stephen Crozier (47)
Key Player: 9. Alun Belmwr (CF)
One To Watch: 16. Anthony TAYLOR (RM)

Likely First XI: 29. Jason MARLEY; 3. Joel POLIAKOFF, 5. Dalton SHAW, 20. John FLORENCE, Image 2. Francisco JORGE; Image 11. Francesca JUVARRA, Image 7. Jolgurasaun DHENTIGUN, 16. Anthony TAYLOR; 10. Alan MAXWELL; 21. Fraser YOUNG, 9. Alun BELMWR

Last Season: 8th

Overview: Oh, Mercia. They're probably the most hated team in the league, and it's not really their fault. The problem, rather, is the Swann family, who have a reputation for being rather...unscrupulous in their business dealings whilst also just happening to own the club. Then again, when you own the largest company in Krytenia, you can afford to be a little less ethical. Unless, of course, it leads to a fight with the manager, who decides to decamp to Stanton...and now you know the rest of the story. Still, forty million argentals on a striker says something, though not quite enough to win the title again...yet.

Ins/Outs: Only one player in; Savigliane international Francesca Juvarra joins from Castiglione. Damien Carpenter, meanwhile, transitions from goalkeeper to assistant manager.

Prediction: Just missed out on the title last season; frustratingly, will just miss out again. 2nd

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Home Colours: Yellow shirts, black shorts, green socks.
Away Colours: Black shirts, green shorts, black socks.
Ground: QES Stadium (31,502)
Nickname: The Hillmen - from the hill Neathill was built on top of.
Manager: Andrew Billingham (42)
Key Player: 24. Kepo Ulawaya
One To Watch: 6. Kuzma Dahlin

Likely First XI: Image 1. Lorenzo DI ROSSI; 3. Stephen WIEKENS, 4. Timothy KARLSEN, 5. Aaron MAXWELL, 2. Kieron CLARKSON; 11. Harry GRANT, 8. Luke ZIMMER, Image 6. Kuzma DAHLIN, 7. Samuel RAHMI; 9. Christopher JUPP, Image 24. Kepo ULAWAYA

Last Season: 17th

Overview: Stalwarts of the second tier, Neathill do have the occasional single-season sojourns in the Premier. Surprised everyone by actually staying up last season.

Ins/Outs: Don't look now, but the Hillmen actually did some good business in the window. Lorenzo di Rossi and Kuzma Dahlin both joined on frees, and Ulawaya is much better than the ₳640k price tag would suggest.

Prediction: Will be underestimated. Will punish teams for this. 13th

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Home Colours: Red shirts, white shorts, red socks.
Away Colours: White shirts, red shorts, white socks.
Home Colours: All light green.
Ground: Knott Crescent (50,552)
Nickname: Rangers – because of course it is.
Manager: Jonathan Thorneycroft (46)
Key Player: 11. Samuel Arthurson (LM)
One To Watch: 17. Warren Hart (CB)

Likely First XI: 1. Jonathan LYNDHURST; 2. Quentin BALL, 6. George ANDERSON, 17. Warren HART, 3. James KNIGHT; Image 11. Samuel ARTHURSON, 4. Andrew HAZELL, 7. Dustin SIMMONS; 8. Oliver MYERS, 10. Leon PEARCE, 12. Howard JOHNSON

Last Season: 3rd, Division One

Overview: Unusual in the O-League for not having their city name in their title, Notegia Rangers are based in Tyfield, in the historic county of Notegia. Won the title in a prior iteration of the league; nowadays somewhere between the bottom six of the Premier and the top six of Division One.

Ins/Outs: Goalkeeper Jonathan Lyndhurst comes in from Sandwell, whilst Samuel Arthurson is their “marquee” signing.

Prediction: Young fearless core. Could turn heads. 14th

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Home Colours: All white.
Away Colours: All black.
Third Colours: All gold.
Ground: Southern Arena (91,093)
Nickname: The Tigers – formerly the White Tigers but later shortened. Alternatively just Boro is fine.
Manager: David Gould (39)
Key Player: 10. Rod Gordon (CF)
One To Watch: 17. Ryan Dewhurst (RM)

Likely First XI: 1. Aaron SHEPHERD; 3. Kenny STEVENSON, Image 5. Axel PEARSON, Image 6. Ethan BENJAMIN, Image 12. Hermann HAMPPE; Image 7. Amelia STANTON, 8. Darren HARRISON, 17. Ryan DEWHURST; 9. Oliver BURNS, Image 10. Rod GORDON, 11. Lewis MOSS

Last Season: 3rd

Overview: Long-time followers will need no introduction to these lot. They are, without a doubt, the most successful side in Krytenian football. Former home team of Valrauncion. Like Mercia, are owned by a minted Mercian family; the difference, though, is that the Spencer family remember they're human beings. Their property empire includes a litany of government contracts that have led to the nation having probably the best social housing stock in Calania. They're also not afraid to splash the cash on the team, as anyone who remembers the Tigers teams of the past will attest.

Ins/Outs: David Gould has gone from striker to manager and has been flashing the cash. Over seven million argentals combined brought Hermann Hamppe, Amelia Stanton, and Axel Pearson to the Southern Arena, whilst Moon Yeong-Heui is one for the future – and having a Daehan (OOC: Krytenian term for ethnic Korean) on the team usually means success for the Tigers. Oliver Selhurst, meanwhile, recouped a fair bit of that spending on his own; he's off to Ashton, and to be honest, Ousevale are mad to sell him.

Prediction: Another transition season, another bronze medal. 3rd

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Home Colours: Silver shirts with red band, red shorts, red and silver hooped socks.
Away Colours: Red and burgundy shirts, white shirts, burgundy socks.
Ground: Argent Field (20,882)
Nickname: The Silvermen - silver mining is the local industry.
Manager: Bob O'Neill (58)
Key Player: 3. Billy Price (RB)
One To Watch: 25. Ian Osman (CF)

Likely First XI: 1. Alexander LUNDVIK; 2. Peter KYLE, 4. Jack WESTERVELD, 5. Stephen HORNSBY, 3. Billy PRICE; 11. Jonathan ROSSI, 6. Roy O'LEARY, 8. James DEVLIN, 7. Fabio DA SILVA; Image 16. Eyvindur VILAR-TROM, 25. Ian OSMAN

Last Season: 16th

Overview: Oustia have never been a big name in Krytenian football; indeed, their promotion to the Premier in Season 17 surprised even them. Even more surprisingly, they stayed up reasonably comfortably. Now a fixture in the table, albeit the bottom half.

Ins/Outs: Eyvindur Vilar-Trom for ₳200k? Absolute steal.

Prediction: New look strike pairing will be interesting to watch, but other teams have more all-round. 15th

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Home Colours: Wine and navy halved shirts, ecru shorts, wine socks.
Away Colours: Ecru shirts, wine shorts, navy socks.
Ground: Oxley Park (53,882)
Nickname: The Royals or Pats – first is obvious, second is from one of their previous names.
Manager: Graham Beverington (51)
Key Player: 8. Kevin Bryse (AM)
One To Watch: 11. Ferrero Fotellis (CF)

Likely First XI: 1. Samuel JONAS; 2. Frankie DARNELLO, 26. Adam GHAZI, 15. James CONNELLY, 3. Kieron CAPELLI; 7. Joe BIELSA, Image 6. Kurt ETTORI, Image 8. Kevin BRYSE, 10. Phil MATEUS; Image/Image 11. Ferrero FOTELLIS, 20. Eddie MURPHY

Last Season: 9th

Overview: Emberton's other team are probably the only one in the league that needs to know the plural of “identity crisis”. Formed as Everton City Patriots, their first name change was a forced one when the capital became Emberton; a few seasons later they became simply Krytenia Emberton. During the West Starblaydi regime they were known as Emberton Oxley – for obvious reasons – before becoming Royal Emberton after the Restoration. Despite all the changes of name, though, the lion badge and unique colour pallette have remained constant. Sadly, the team's consistency is more in line with the name than the kits.

Ins/Outs: Some much needed injections of talent. Ferrero Fotellis has already picked up the nickname “Hazelnut” amongst the Royals faithful, and will be hoping to get well in amongst the goals. Xannerian Kevin Bryse will head the midfield diamond, whilst James Connelly is a decent signing at the back. Dennis O'Grady, meanwhile, is off to Mertagne.

Prediction: Will improve on last season, but need that something extra to truly challenge. 6th

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Home Colours: Green and yelllow hooped shirts, yellow shorts, green socks.
Away Colours: All black.
Ground: South Road (32,240)
Nickname: Rangers – pretty obvious, really.
Manager: Matthew Orsini (57)
Key Player: 11. Stuart Kuipers (LM)
One To Watch: 19. Seb Irvine (CM)

Likely First XI: 1. Emmett ALLINSON; 3. Aaron MUSTARD, 6. Daniel SANGARA, 5. Calvin ILIC, 15. David CARRAGHER; 12. John MELVIN, 11. Stuart KUIPERS, Image 19. Seb IRVINE, 14. Alexander ZIGIC; 9. Samuel RAHMAN, 24. Freddie WYNN

Last Season: 13th

Overview: Sandwell have never been a big name in Krytenian football, but surprisingly found themselves in the top flight for Season Sixteen. Despite widely being expected to go straight back down, Rangers confounded the critics by staying up comfortably. Now a part of the furniture, albeit more like a chair that you found in a charity shop that you like despite it going with precisely nothing else in the room.

Ins/Outs: Dermot Rizzo's retirement is a blow; John Melvin, though, part of the Bonfire of the Left Wingers at Ousevale, will provide some pace as Stuart Kuipers transitions to the middle of the park.

Prediction: Slap dab in the mid-table maelstrom. Just where they like it. 9th

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Home Colours: Red shirts, white shorts, blue socks.
Away Colours: White shirts, blue shorts, black socks.
Third Colours: Blue shirts and shorts, white socks.
Ground: Harbour Stadium (60,662)
Nickname: The Dockers – Stanton is a massive ferry and container harbour with a city bolted on.
Manager: Paul James (57)
Key Player: 5. Ivana Tokich (CM)
One To Watch: 23. Gavin Horner (CB)

Likely First XI: Image 1. Henri TANGGANGA; 3. Ryan ATINARI, 4. Eddie BULL, 23. Gavin HORNER, Image 14. Avarice MERIWEATHER; Image 8. Abigail STANCIL, Image 5. Ivana TOKICH, 7. Rodrigo NEVES; 10. Neil SMITH, 22. James RALEIGH, Image 9. Aenemere ERISIA

Last Season: 4th

Overview: Famed as the home of the Kennedy dynasty of strikers, the Dockers' performance is usually directly related to whether the latest member of the family is playing up front. Made up for losing their manager to the Chromatik national team by poaching Mercia's; Stanton finished at least five places above the Midlanders in the following two seasons. The roles were somewhat reversed last season...and James took that personally.

Ins/Outs: Stencil, Tokich, and Erisia were not cheap. There is a reason for this; they're all players at the top of their game. This is Paul James going “all-in” for the title.

Prediction: I believe the phrase is “on one”. It's Stanton's to lose. 1st
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Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
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SEASON XXI - PART ONE


Start your engines and get ready to roll! Avidia United will have a massive target on their backs, with Ashton, Ousevale, Mercia, Casuals, and Stanton all with the Eagles in their crosshairs. Who will come out victorious? Stay tuned...

MATCHDAY 1
With Leston going down last season, the Champion's Kick Off is off up the road to the Rutian Grounds, as Avidia United open their campaign against Ashton. Szemere Várady and Alex Vinelli, though, ensure the Eagles don't leave with the points.

The first weekend's table, for what it's worth, has joint leaders as Bradwell and Ousevale both demolish promoted sides by the same scoreline. Stanton join Ashton in a tie for third after Sunday's battle of the Becksiders.

Results:
FRIDAY - CHAMPION'S KICK OFF
Ashton Olympic 2-0 Avidia United
SATURDAY
Bradwell Saints 3-0 CFF Monthuez
Caversham 1-2 Caledon Simpson
Dereapolis City 0-3 Ousevale Borough
Emberton Hibernians 1-2 Beckton Supermarine
Mercia Bromham 2-1 Sandwell Rangers
Neathill 0-1 Emberton Reds
Notegia Rangers 1-2 Royal Emberton
Oustia 1-0 Avidia City
SUNDAY
Stanton Town 2-0 Casuals Osteria


MATCHDAY 2
Bradwell's first game is immediately nullified as Caledon completely dismantle the Saints at Walton Gardens. Ousevale are made to work for their win at home to Caversham - Josh van der Pinn making a string of crucial saves to keep the Dragons competitive - but neither of these sides top the table come the end of the weekend.

That honour goes to Stanton, who put five past their opponents...who were none other than the reigning champions, who now find themselves bottom of the table. Oof.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 1-3 Notegia Rangers
Beckton Supermarine 3-2 CFF Monthuez
Caledon Simpson 3-0 Bradwell Saints
Emberton Reds 1-1 Dereapolis City
Ousevale Borough 1-0 Caversham
Oustia 0-0 Ashton Olympic
Royal Emberton 3-2 Neathill
Sandwell Rangers 2-0 Emberton Hibernians
SUNDAY
Avidia United 1-5 Stanton Town
Casuals Osteria 1-1 Mercia Bromham


MATCHDAY 3
Three games in, and we have four sides yet to drop a point. Stanton are perhaps not surprising, Beckton have had some "meh" opposition, and Royal Emberton did strengthen in the summer.

Caledon Simpson, though? Did not see that one coming. To be fair to the Caleys, mind, the Jayanta Lalitas and Simon Ellison have been on red hot form thus far, cutting through the might of Ousevale (no, really) like a hot knife through butter.

Stanton clearly touched a nerve last week; United decided to take it out on Mercia Bromham, who got splatted four-nil.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bradwell Saints 0-1 Beckton Supermarine
Caledon Simpson 5-3 Ousevale Borough
CFF Monthuez 1-0 Sandwell Rangers
Caversham 0-1 Emberton Reds
Dereapolis City 0-1 Royal Emberton
Neathill 1-1 Avidia City
Notegia Rangers 1-1 Ashton Olympic
Stanton Town 2-0 Oustia
SUNDAY
Emberton Hibernians 1-2 Casuals Osteria
Mercia Bromham 0-4 Avidia United


MATCHDAY 4
Anthony Tillotson plays the ultimate spoiler, scoring the equaliser that sealed a point against the previously unstoppable Stanton. The Dockers now find themselves the meat in a capital sandwich, with Emberton Reds' win over Simpson pushing them up to third, and the Royals becoming the only side with a 100% record after their victory over Caversham.

It's not all good news for Emberton sides, though. Hibs remain bottom after becoming the latest victims of Pissed Off Apollo Peters and the rest of his United wrecking crew.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 1-1 Neathill
Avidia United 2-0 Emberton Hibernians
Casuals Osteria 6-2 CFF Monthuez
Notegia Rangers 1-1 Stanton Town
Ousevale Borough 4-1 Bradwell Saints
Oustia 2-4 Mercia Bromham
Royal Emberton 3-1 Caversham
Sandwell Rangers 1-1 Beckton Supermarine
SUNDAY
Avidia City 1-0 Dereapolis City
Emberton Reds 3-1 Caledon Simpson


MATCHDAY 5
Royals' reign at the summit last all of a week, Simon Ellison striking again to secure a point for Caledon. Stanton reclaim top spot with a routine win over Neathill.

Bradwell, meanwhile, are on a death spiral; they haven't won since the opening day, and a tonking at the hands of Sandwell mean they're now just one place above the drop zone.

Results:
SATURDAY
Beckton Supermarine 0-2 Casuals Osteria
Bradwell Saints 1-4 Sandwell Rangers
Caledon Simpson 1-1 Royal Emberton
Caversham 2-2 Avidia City
CFF Monthuez 2-1 Avidia United
Dereapolis City 1-0 Ashton Olympic
Emberton Hibernians 1-1 Oustia
Neathill 0-2 Stanton Town
SUNDAY
Mercia Bromham 3-1 Notegia Rangers
Ousevale Borough 2-2 Emberton Reds


Table after MD5:
Pos Team                     P  W  D  L For  Ag +/- Pts
1 Stanton Town 5 4 1 0 12 2 +10 13
2 Royal Emberton 5 4 1 0 10 5 +5 13

3 Emberton Reds 5 3 2 0 8 4 +4 11
4 Ousevale Borough 5 3 1 1 13 8 +5 10
5 Casuals Osteria 5 3 1 1 11 6 +5 10

6 Caledon Simpson 5 3 1 1 12 8 +4 10
7 Mercia Bromham 5 3 1 1 10 9 +1 10
8 Beckton Supermarine 5 3 1 1 7 6 +1 10
9 Sandwell Rangers 5 2 1 2 8 5 +3 7
10 Ashton Olympic 5 1 3 1 4 3 +1 6
11 Avidia United 5 2 0 3 8 9 -1 6
12 CFF Monthuez 5 2 0 3 7 13 -6 6
13 Notegia Rangers 5 1 2 2 7 8 -1 5
14 Avidia City 5 1 2 2 5 7 -2 5
15 Oustia 5 1 2 2 4 7 -3 5
16 Dereapolis City 5 1 1 3 2 6 -4 4
17 Bradwell Saints 5 1 0 4 5 12 -7 3
18 Neathill 5 0 2 3 4 8 -4 2
19 Caversham 5 0 1 4 4 9 -5 1
20 Emberton Hibernians 5 0 1 4 3 9 -6 1
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Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XXI - PART TWO


MATCHDAY 6
Mercia just can't seem to get their season going. Going up north, and getting absolutely mullered by Neathill - Neathill! - is not going to be in Stephen Crozier's highlight reel any time soon. The three points for the Hillmen, meanwhile, mean it's now only Hibs who have failed to register a win so far this season.

At the top end, Stanton got their win in a dour display against Dereapolis, whilst the Royals responded with a confident victory over an Ousevale side struggling to live up to their tag of title contenders.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 1-2 Caledon Simpson
Avidia United 2-0 Beckton Supermarine
Casuals Osteria 2-2 Sandwell Rangers
Emberton Reds 1-2 Bradwell Saints
Neathill 3-0 Mercia Bromham
Notegia Rangers 1-1 Emberton Hibernians
Oustia 2-1 CFF Monthuez
Stanton Town 1-0 Dereapolis City
SUNDAY
Ashton Olympic 1-2 Caversham
Royal Emberton 3-1 Ousevale Borough


KFA CUP - ROUND ONE
Watch those former Prem names on the Cup scrapheap! The actual top flight sides don't enter until the next rounds, but there are a few teams that don't even get the chance to go that far. Adanac City fell to Newport, Kallia went down to Tyfield's other side, whilst Westleigh were downed by Wick Town. The three sides relegated last season did at least make it through unscathed; saying that, though, only Leston managed the deed without having to rely on penalties to do so.

Teddington 0-3 Twain Valley
Highfield 0-2 CF Avides
Ellisham 1-1 Noton United (1-1 AET, 3-2 PKs)
Salter Athletic 0-1 Sporting Adanac
Adanac City 0-1 Newport
Aylesford 4-1 Sladehill Rovers
Southgate Athletic 3-1 Aigburth Athletic
AFC Linford 4-0 Hefor
Walton Park 1-0 Porthscadoch
Foxchester Rovers 1-1 Buyon (1-1 AET, 2-4 PKs)
Maidenstone 1-1 Bromham City (1-2 AET)
Wittenshaw 0-1 Catton Regis
Shruton Town 0-1 Wroxham Trinity
NSE Kovenham 3-1 Zoderby United
Kallia United 0-1 Bohemians Tyfield
Milditch 0-0 Prutton (0-0 AET, 3-2 PKs)
Lakefield Dynamo 0-1 Blakeland
East Green 1-0 Tyfield City
Bletcham Devils 2-1 Yardley Forest
Simpson Jesters 2-0 Wylon United
Norton 2-0 Walton City
Nenbridge 1-2 Salton
Wick Town 2-0 Westleigh Athletic
Dynamo Gravea 0-1 Port Victoria
Northwood County 2-0 Byrrim
Middleton 1-1 Bulham City (2-1 AET)
Stade Valquois 0-1 Cordell City
Yraglac Fire 1-1 Secklow (1-1 AET, 1-3 PKs)
Ousevale Juniors 2-1 Huntsford
Charnham Town 0-2 Kettledean
Grafton Town 0-4 Hastings County
Rickenford 2-0 Beldon Wanderers
St Peters 0-1 Oldbrook
Buchinia Academicals 1-0 Fenwick Town
Chesamer 1-0 Quinton City
Oxley 1-0 Whitehill Rovers
Stratford Rovers 0-1 Sefton Athletic
Leston Town 2-0 Burntlea United
Tuvera City 0-2 Locomotive Wolverton
Hoxton 1-1 Ilham and Welford (1-2 AET)
Thackworth Rovers 2-2 Diorville (3-2 AET)
Penniton United 3-0 New Nytton
Faversham Town 2-0 Camberley Town
New Cefn Albion 1-0 Newley


MATCHDAY 7
The Emberton Derby, a chance for Royals to keep pace at the top and exert their dominance...or not. The Reds go all RAWRCRUSH at the Isserson and it's now Stanton three points clear at the top.

Ousevale, meanwhile, are up to fourth; opponents Avidia City suffer the ultimate ignominy of conceding a two-figure amount as the Tigers hit them for ten.

Oh, and good news for Hibs fans; Ciaran Rafferty's winner at Paschal Park gives them their first win of the season, and lifts them to the heady heights of seventeenth.

Results:
SATURDAY
Beckton Supermarine 3-0 Oustia
Bradwell Saints 3-1 Casuals Osteria
CFF Monthuez 0-0 Notegia Rangers
Caversham 0-3 Stanton Town
Dereapolis City 2-2 Mercia Bromham
Emberton Hibernians 2-1 Neathill
Ousevale Borough 10-0 Avidia City
Sandwell Rangers 0-2 Avidia United
SUNDAY
Caledon Simpson 1-2 Ashton Olympic
Emberton Reds 4-0 Royal Emberton


MATCHDAY 8
Caledon Simpson might not be fighting at the very top right now, but they are certainly showing a deal of potential. They're in fifth, above both of the Mercian big guns, following a hard-fought draw with the leaders. Said lead, though, is now down to just one point after Royal Emberton take out their frustrations from last week on blameless Bradwell. (Also, Beckton have snuck into fourth, because at this point why not?)

At the other end, Caversham's continued soiling of sleeping quarters is the only thing keeping Avidia City from bottom spot, despite City following last week's embarrassment against Ousevale by shipping seven at the hands of the Reds.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 2-7 Emberton Reds
Dereapolis City 1-1 Emberton Hibernians
Mercia Bromham 4-0 Caversham
Neathill 1-1 CFF Monthuez
Notegia Rangers 0-2 Beckton Supermarine
Oustia 1-3 Sandwell Rangers
Royal Emberton 6-2 Bradwell Saints
Stanton Town 1-1 Caledon Simpson
SUNDAY
Ashton Olympic 3-1 Ousevale Borough
Avidia United 1-1 Casuals Osteria


MATCHDAY 9
Can drawing with Ashton Olympic be called a choke? Jury's still out on that one, but what is for sure is that the Reds dropping two points, combined with Beckton defeating Neathill, lifts the MAriners to the heady heights of third place. Not only that, but Ousevale have decided they want to be contenders after all; Amelia Stanton's goal, ironically, sinks her namesake opponents, and Royal Emberton find themselves two points clear at the top.

Results:
SATURDAY
Beckton Supermarine 2-0 Neathill
Bradwell Saints 0-1 Avidia United
Caledon Simpson 1-4 Mercia Bromham
Casuals Osteria 1-1 Oustia
CFF Monthuez 0-1 Dereapolis City
Emberton Reds 2-2 Ashton Olympic
Royal Emberton 3-0 Avidia City
Sandwell Rangers 1-1 Notegia Rangers
SUNDAY
Caversham 4-2 Emberton Hibernians
Ousevale Borough 1-0 Stanton Town


MATCHDAY 10
The ding-dong at the top of the table twists once more, as Oliver Selhurst leads the Ashton charge in a four-one victory of the erstwhile league leaders. Stanton take full advantage on Sunday to retake top spot, whilst Beckton's uninspiring draw with Dereapolis allows Mercia to sneak past them into third spot as they make a mockery of the Mercian Classic at the Cygnus.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 1-2 Bradwell Saints
Oustia 0-1 Avidia United
Ashton Olympic 4-1 Royal Emberton
Notegia Rangers 1-1 Casuals Osteria
Neathill 0-0 Sandwell Rangers
Dereapolis City 1-1 Beckton Supermarine
Emberton Hibernians 4-0 Caledon Simpson
Caversham 1-1 CFF Monthuez
SUNDAY
Mercia Bromham 4-1 Ousevale Borough
Stanton Town 2-0 Emberton Reds


MATCHDAY 11
Game of the weekend is the top of the table affair at Oxley Park, where an entertaining encounter sees Ferrero Fotellis secure the points in an enthralling five-goal thriller.

Mercia, meanwhile, are stymied by the Reds at the Isserson, allowing Beckton to go back past into third spot, where they're now behind the Dockers only on goal difference.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 0-2 Ashton Olympic
Avidia United 3-1 Notegia Rangers
Beckton Supermarine 2-1 Caversham
Bradwell Saints 2-4 Oustia
Caledon Simpson 2-0 CFF Monthuez
Casuals Osteria 2-3 Neathill
Ousevale Borough 3-1 Emberton Hibernians
Sandwell Rangers 1-0 Dereapolis City
SUNDAY
Emberton Reds 3-3 Mercia Bromham
Royal Emberton 3-2 Stanton Town


MATCHDAY 12
There's little to choose at the top of the table with only goal difference separating the top two. Royal Emberton escaped the Cygnus with a point, whilst Stanton became the latest team to treat Avidia City as their own personal chew toy. Behind them, Beckton's defeat allows Avidia United to overtake, but only on goal difference again as they were held by a spirited Neathill side. Indeed, there are only six points between the top eight.

Also, Emberton Hibs stole the points at home to the Reds, so there's that.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 3-0 Bradwell Saints
Caversham 2-2 Sandwell Rangers
CFF Monthuez 0-4 Ousevale Borough
Dereapolis City 1-0 Casuals Osteria
Mercia Bromham 1-1 Royal Emberton
Neathill 1-1 Avidia United
Notegia Rangers 1-1 Oustia
Stanton Town 5-0 Avidia City
SUNDAY
Caledon Simpson 1-0 Beckton Supermarine
Emberton Hibernians 2-1 Emberton Reds


Table after MD12:
Pos Team                      P  W  D  L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Stanton Town 12 8 2 2 26 7 +19 26
2 Royal Emberton 12 8 2 2 27 19 +8 26

3 Avidia United 12 7 2 3 19 12 +7 23
4 Beckton Supermarine 12 7 2 3 17 11 +6 23
5 Ousevale Borough 12 7 1 4 34 19 +15 22

6 Ashton Olympic 12 6 4 2 21 10 +11 22
7 Mercia Bromham 12 6 4 2 28 20 +8 22
8 Caledon Simpson 12 6 2 4 20 20 +0 20
9 Emberton Reds 12 5 4 3 26 17 +9 19
10 Sandwell Rangers 12 4 5 3 17 13 +4 17
11 Casuals Osteria 12 3 5 4 19 18 +1 14
12 Dereapolis City 12 3 4 5 8 12 -4 13
13 Oustia 12 3 4 5 13 19 -6 13
14 Emberton Hibernians 12 3 3 6 16 20 -4 12
15 Bradwell Saints 12 4 0 8 16 29 -13 12
16 Neathill 12 2 5 5 13 16 -3 11
17 Notegia Rangers 12 1 7 4 12 17 -5 10
18 Caversham 12 2 3 7 14 24 -10 9
19 CFF Monthuez 12 2 3 7 10 24 -14 9
20 Avidia City 12 1 2 9 9 38 -29 5
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"I revel in the nonsense; it's why I'm in Anaia."
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XXI - PART THREE


KFA CUP - ROUND TWO
Round Two, the point at which the big guns enter the fray and at least one inevitably leaves with their tail between their legs. Season 21 gives us a doozy; Ousevale Borough heading up to Wolverton and getting absolutely pummeled as Locomotive come out with a three-nil victory. Also losing out to former Prem opposition are Caledon, defeated at the Munitis by Norton.

Simpson and Ousevale still have interest in the competition as cities, though, as their "minnows" both got through to the round of 32 - Simpson Jesters also taking out Premier Division opposition along the way in the form of Monthuez.

Spare a thought, meanwhile, for Hastings County, put to the sword in ruthless fashion by Stanton.

Notegia Rangers 2-0 Bletcham Devils
Mercia Bromham 3-1 AFC Linford
Ashton Olympic 4-0 Salton
Cordell City 0-1 Port Victoria
Locomotive Wolverton 3-0 Ousevale Borough
Wick Town 2-2 Rickenford (2-3 AET)
Buchinia Academicals 0-2 Blakeland
Emberton Reds 3-0 Penniton United
Southgate Athletic 1-0 Secklow
Norton 1-1 Caledon Simpson (1-1 AET, 4-2 PKs)
Buyon 1-2 NSE Kovenham
Avidia City 2-0 Bohemians Tyfield
Faversham Town 0-1 Wroxham Trinity
Bromham City 5-1 Oustia
Beckton Supermarine 4-0 Ellisham
Dereapolis City 0-2 New Cefn Albion
Ousevale Juniors 1-0 Northwood County
Royal Emberton 4-0 Catton Regis
Stanton Town 8-1 Hastings County
Kettledean 1-0 Thackworth Rovers
Emberton Hibernians 2-1 Oxley
Oldbrook 1-1 Walton Park (1-1 AET, 4-5 PKs)
Caversham 1-1 Sefton Athletic (3-1 AET)
Sporting Adanac 0-1 Bradwell Saints
Avidia United 4-0 Middleton
Milditch 1-0 Ilham and Welford
Twain Valley 1-2 CF Avides
Newport 0-3 Leston Town
Sandwell Rangers 0-0 Casuals Osteria (0-1 AET)
CFF Monthuez 1-2 Simpson Jesters
Aylesford 3-0 East Green
Chesamer 1-3 Neathill


MATCHDAY 13
Games: ten.

Goals: 44.

Prisoners taken: A big fat zero.

Royals, Ousevale, Mercia and United all went straight to plaid with statement wins aplenty, with the Royals doing so in an Emberton derby, and Ousevale derailing (desailing?) the Mariners at the Southern Arena.

Honestly, Stanton's one-nil win over Ashton seems tame by comparison, even if it does keep them top.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 0-1 Stanton Town
Avidia City 1-4 Mercia Bromham
Avidia United 7-2 Dereapolis City
Bradwell Saints 0-2 Notegia Rangers
Casuals Osteria 4-2 Caversham
Emberton Reds 3-2 CFF Monthuez
Oustia 1-2 Neathill
Sandwell Rangers 1-1 Caledon Simpson
SUNDAY
Ousevale Borough 5-1 Beckton Supermarine
Royal Emberton 5-0 Emberton Hibernians


MATCHDAY 14
OK, Stanton, we take that back. Clearly you were saving your statement win for the Abbia Mersa Derby. Also, damn.

Royals also win to keep the pressure on, whilst behind the dominoes fall. Seb Irvine and the evergreen Stuart Kuipers lead Sandwell to a surprise win away to Ousevale, Mercia have their pockets picked by the Bears, and Caversham's Alex Eagles, ironically, helps down the Eagles.

Results:
SATURDAY
Beckton Supermarine 1-1 Emberton Reds
Caversham 2-1 Avidia United
CFF Monthuez 3-5 Royal Emberton
Dereapolis City 0-0 Oustia
Emberton Hibernians 3-0 Avidia City
Mercia Bromham 2-3 Ashton Olympic
Neathill 0-1 Notegia Rangers
Ousevale Borough 1-3 Sandwell Rangers
SUNDAY
Caledon Simpson 0-2 Casuals Osteria
Stanton Town 6-1 Bradwell Saints


MATCHDAY 15
The top two steadfastly refuse to blink, whilst in the chasing pack all hell is breaking loose. We'll let Mercia off for dropping points as it was away to the Dockers, but Avidia United should have beaten Caledon. Goalkeeper Fabio Ruiz, meanwhile, was the star of the show as Casuals earned a well-deserved point in a goalless draw with Ousevale.

Dancing merrily through the chaos, though, are Ashton, who climb to third after a hard-fought win against Hibs.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-1 Emberton Hibernians
Avidia City 0-2 CFF Monthuez
Avidia United 1-1 Caledon Simpson
Bradwell Saints 4-0 Neathill
Emberton Reds 2-2 Sandwell Rangers
Notegia Rangers 1-0 Dereapolis City
Oustia 2-0 Caversham
Royal Emberton 2-1 Beckton Supermarine
SUNDAY
Casuals Osteria 0-0 Ousevale Borough
Stanton Town 1-0 Mercia Bromham


MATCHDAY 16
Conceding ten in a game? Painful.

Doing it twice in the first half of the season? That's just embarrassing.

Honestly, at this rate, Avidia City's opponents could not turn up and still come away with three points.

At the top, meanwhile, Stanton and Royal Emberton both win, and third place musical chairs means it's now Ousevale leading the chasing pack, nine points back.

Results:
SATURDAY
Beckton Supermarine 10-1 Avidia City
Caledon Simpson 2-0 Oustia
Caversham 0-2 Notegia Rangers
CFF Monthuez 1-0 Ashton Olympic
Emberton Hibernians 0-2 Stanton Town
Emberton Reds 1-1 Casuals Osteria
Mercia Bromham 4-1 Bradwell Saints
Sandwell Rangers 0-1 Royal Emberton
SUNDAY
Dereapolis City 2-2 Neathill
Ousevale Borough 3-0 Avidia United


MATCHDAY 17
Finally, we have separation at the top! Gaitzka Gurina's equaliser costs the Royals two points, and with Stanton just about scraping past Les Bleus, they're that selfsame two points clear at the top.

Behind them, it's an Audioslavian causing misery for Ousevale, as Eyvindur Vilar-Trom scored the only goal for Oustia. The defeat also means they cede third spot to their hated rivals on the Midland, just to twist the knife.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 1-2 Beckton Supermarine
Avidia City 0-2 Sandwell Rangers
Bradwell Saints 5-2 Dereapolis City
Mercia Bromham 4-3 Emberton Hibernians
Neathill 1-2 Caversham
Notegia Rangers 0-1 Caledon Simpson
Oustia 1-0 Ousevale Borough
Stanton Town 1-0 CFF Monthuez
SUNDAY
Avidia United 2-0 Emberton Reds
Royal Emberton 1-1 Casuals Osteria


MATCHDAY 18
Stanton keep things rolling along at the top with victory over their fellow Becksiders; at Oxley Park, meanwhile, there the ominous clunk of the wheels falling off Royal Emberton's season as they go down to the reigning champions.

That result, combined with Mercia's slip up in the mountains, means the Eagles claim third spot - for this week, anyway.

Results:
SATURDAY
Caledon Simpson 4-3 Neathill
Casuals Osteria 4-1 Avidia City
Caversham 1-0 Dereapolis City
CFF Monthuez 2-2 Mercia Bromham
Emberton Hibernians 2-1 Bradwell Saints
Emberton Reds 0-1 Oustia
Ousevale Borough 4-4 Notegia Rangers
Sandwell Rangers 0-0 Ashton Olympic
SUNDAY
Beckton Supermarine 0-2 Stanton Town
Royal Emberton 0-1 Avidia United


KFA CUP - ROUND THREE
Don't look now, but Avidia City have kept a clean sheet. OK, so it was against minnows Milditch, but City will take what they can get. United, too, also shut out their opposition, cross-city rivals CF Avides.

It wasn't all good news for Prem teams, though; Casuals, at least, had the decency to go out to a team above them in the league.

Wroxham Trinity 0-5 New Cefn Albion
CF Avides 0-2 Avidia United
Stanton Town 2-1 Ousevale Juniors
Notegia Rangers 1-0 Locomotive Wolverton
Rickenford 2-2 Neathill (2-2 AET, 2-3 PKs)
Norton 0-6 Emberton Reds
Simpson Jesters 0-1 Bradwell Saints
Kettledean 1-4 Caversham
Blakeland 0-2 Southgate Athletic
NSE Kovenham 2-3 Emberton Hibernians
Port Victoria 1-2 Walton Park
Bromham City 1-2 Ashton Olympic
Aylesford 0-5 Mercia Bromham
Beckton Supermarine 2-0 Casuals Osteria
Milditch 0-3 Avidia City
Royal Emberton 1-0 Leston Town


MATCHDAY 19
Avidia City actually turned up and made a game of it in the Second City Derby. Of course, they came up short because City, but...progress?

Oustia, meanwhile, were in the wrong place at the wrong time, as they ran into a Royals side looking to pick the chase back up at the top. Unfortunately for them, Stanton also won to preserve their five point lead at the halfway mark of the season.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bradwell Saints 1-1 Caversham
Dereapolis City 0-0 Caledon Simpson
Emberton Hibernians 2-0 CFF Monthuez
Mercia Bromham 1-2 Beckton Supermarine
Neathill 2-4 Ousevale Borough
Notegia Rangers 0-2 Emberton Reds
Oustia 1-5 Royal Emberton
Stanton Town 2-0 Sandwell Rangers
SUNDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-2 Casuals Osteria
Avidia City 2-3 Avidia United


Table after MD19:
Pos Team                      P   W  D   L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Stanton Town 19 15 2 2 41 8 +33 47
2 Royal Emberton 19 13 3 3 46 26 +20 42

3 Avidia United 19 11 3 5 34 22 +12 36
4 Ousevale Borough 19 10 3 6 51 30 +21 33
5 Beckton Supermarine 19 10 3 6 34 24 +10 33

6 Mercia Bromham 19 9 5 5 45 33 +12 32
7 Caledon Simpson 19 9 5 5 29 27 +2 32
8 Ashton Olympic 19 8 6 5 29 19 +10 30
9 Emberton Reds 19 7 7 5 35 26 +9 28
10 Casuals Osteria 19 6 9 4 33 25 +8 27
11 Sandwell Rangers 19 6 8 5 25 20 +5 26
12 Notegia Rangers 19 5 8 6 22 24 -2 23
13 Oustia 19 6 5 8 19 28 -9 23
14 Emberton Hibernians 19 6 3 10 27 34 -7 21
15 Caversham 19 5 4 10 22 35 -13 19
16 Bradwell Saints 19 6 1 12 29 46 -17 19
17 Dereapolis City 19 3 7 9 14 28 -14 16
18 CFF Monthuez 19 4 4 11 20 37 -17 16
19 Neathill 19 3 6 10 23 34 -11 15
20 Avidia City 19 1 2 16 14 66 -52 5
"I revel in the nonsense; it's why I'm in Anaia."
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
Creator, AOCAF & Cygnus Cup - Host, VI Winter Olympics (Ashton) & VII Summer Olympics (Emberton)

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SEASON XXI - PART FOUR


MATCHDAY 20
Think the season's as good as over? Think again. Notegia are the latest victims of Royal Emberton's spirited comeback; fast forward a day to Coalfields, where Jay Gillespie strikes a dagger into Stanton hearts. Their lead is now a rather precarious looking two points.

Also, Avidia City pick up a point for the first time in forever. For shame, Oustia.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 2-2 Oustia
Beckton Supermarine 0-2 Emberton Hibernians
Caledon Simpson 3-1 Caversham
CFF Monthuez 1-3 Bradwell Saints
Emberton Reds 1-1 Neathill
Ousevale Borough 3-1 Dereapolis City
Royal Emberton 4-0 Notegia Rangers
Sandwell Rangers 1-2 Mercia Bromham
SUNDAY
Avidia United 1-2 Ashton Olympic
Casuals Osteria 1-0 Stanton Town


MATCHDAY 21
Avidia United aren't ready to give up the trophy just yet, it seems. Ewan McCrory's side were simply too good for the league leaders. Could Royal Emberton take advantage?

Could they heck as like. Kuzma Dahlin's thumping strike from just outside the box saw Neathill claim all three points against the second-placed side in a game that's music to the ears of the chasing pack.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 1-1 Oustia
Bradwell Saints 0-1 Caledon Simpson
Caversham 3-4 Ousevale Borough
CFF Monthuez 2-1 Beckton Supermarine
Dereapolis City 3-0 Emberton Reds
Emberton Hibernians 2-0 Sandwell Rangers
Mercia Bromham 1-0 Casuals Osteria
Notegia Rangers 1-0 Avidia City
SUNDAY
Neathill 2-1 Royal Emberton
Stanton Town 0-2 Avidia United


MATCHDAY 22
Welp, that's the sky blue and navy ribbons going into storage. Merciless Mercia put five past the Eagles to bring them crashing down to earth - putting the men from Bromham up to fourth in the process.

Sadly for them, the top three all won - though Oustia did keep Stanton honest for the longest time.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 3-0 Notegia Rangers
Avidia City 0-2 Neathill
Beckton Supermarine 4-1 Bradwell Saints
Emberton Reds 4-1 Caversham
Ousevale Borough 4-1 Caledon Simpson
Oustia 1-2 Stanton Town
Royal Emberton 3-0 Dereapolis City
Sandwell Rangers 1-0 CFF Monthuez
SUNDAY
Avidia United 2-5 Mercia Bromham
Casuals Osteria 2-1 Emberton Hibernians


MATCHDAY 23
Jonathan Lyndhurst couldn't get a sniff of a game at Sandwell last season; moving down to Tyfield, though, has done him a world of good. Notegia may not be the most glamorous of sides, but Lyndhurst's efforts in goal to deny the threats of Smith, Erisia, Tokich and Neves were worthy of the point he earned for his side.

Stanton now feel the hot breath of eleven men in navy and wine shirts bearing down on them. The Royals demolished Caversham, and are now a single goal behind the Dockers in second.

Finally, spare a thought for Neathill, who were unlucky to catch Ashton on a particularly ruthless day.

Results:
SATURDAY
Beckton Supermarine 1-1 Sandwell Rangers
Bradwell Saints 1-0 Ousevale Borough
Caledon Simpson 1-4 Emberton Reds
Caversham 1-5 Royal Emberton
CFF Monthuez 0-2 Casuals Osteria
Dereapolis City 2-0 Avidia City
Emberton Hibernians 1-5 Avidia United
Neathill 1-7 Ashton Olympic
SUNDAY
Mercia Bromham 5-2 Oustia
Stanton Town 0-0 Notegia Rangers


MATCHDAY 24
So, um...the East Mercia Derby is a thing. And apparently, Mercia aren't very good at it. That's the only explanation for them shipping five to Notegia. Ousevale fly past them into third spot, meanwhile, after hitting five of their own past a sinking Reds side at the Isserson.

At the top there's no change as both Stanton and Royal Emberton won by two, whilst at the bottom, hang on to your hats, people, AVIDIA CITY ACTUALLY WON A GAME. I think we can see why Caversham are nineteenth...

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 1-1 Dereapolis City
Avidia City 2-1 Caversham
Avidia United 0-2 CFF Monthuez
Casuals Osteria 1-2 Beckton Supermarine
Oustia 2-2 Emberton Hibernians
Royal Emberton 3-1 Caledon Simpson
Sandwell Rangers 4-1 Bradwell Saints
Stanton Town 2-0 Neathill
SUNDAY
Emberton Reds 0-5 Ousevale Borough
Notegia Rangers 5-3 Mercia Bromham


KFA CUP - ROUND FOUR
To Walton Park and Southgate Athletic, we tip our hats. Both gave their all against Premier Division opposition, but in the end the gulf in class and skill (yes, even to Notegia) proved too much. That leaves just one side from outside the top flight in the last eight; step forward New Cefn Albion, who turfed out Caversham in extra time.

Stanton and Royals keep up their challenges on two fronts; the dream is over, though, for Mercia, who were on the wrong end of Ciaran Rafferty and his Hibs side.

Caversham 0-0 New Cefn Albion (0-1 AET)
Ashton Olympic 1-2 Stanton Town
Beckton Supermarine 2-0 Avidia City
Emberton Reds 1-1 Bradwell Saints (2-1 AET)
Walton Park 0-3 Avidia United
Southgate Athletic 0-2 Notegia Rangers
Emberton Hibernians 2-0 Mercia Bromham
Royal Emberton 2-0 Neathill


MATCHDAY 25
Jack McCain isn't a name familiar with most, but he put his name well and truly up in lights at the County Ground. The Dereapolis midfielder scored the only goal of the game to put Stanton into panic mode.

Luckily for them, Royal Emberton were playing third-placed Ousevale, who took no prisoners in a comprehensive win that leaves them still in the hunt, albeit six points off the leaders.

Results:
SATURDAY
Beckton Supermarine 1-1 Avidia United
Bradwell Saints 2-1 Emberton Reds
Caledon Simpson 1-0 Avidia City
Caversham 2-2 Ashton Olympic
CFF Monthuez 0-1 Oustia
Dereapolis City 1-0 Stanton Town
Emberton Hibernians 0-1 Notegia Rangers
Sandwell Rangers 0-7 Casuals Osteria
SUNDAY
Mercia Bromham 5-0 Neathill
Ousevale Borough 3-1 Royal Emberton


MATCHDAY 26
The Dockers make last week's Derry debacle a thing of the past, punishing relegation-threatened Caversham on home soil. They get the breathing space they need, too, with the Emberton Derby finishing honours even in an entertaining affair.

The two southern heavyweights also collect three points in routine fashion, ready to pounce should the top two sputter again.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 5-0 Caledon Simpson
Avidia City 0-4 Ousevale Borough
Avidia United 1-2 Sandwell Rangers
Casuals Osteria 1-0 Bradwell Saints
Mercia Bromham 3-0 Dereapolis City
Notegia Rangers 0-2 CFF Monthuez
Oustia 0-1 Beckton Supermarine
Stanton Town 4-1 Caversham
SUNDAY
Neathill 2-1 Emberton Hibernians
Royal Emberton 2-2 Emberton Reds


Table after MD26:
Pos Team                      P   W  D   L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Stanton Town 26 18 3 5 49 14 +35 57
2 Royal Emberton 26 17 4 5 65 35 +30 55

3 Ousevale Borough 26 16 3 7 74 37 +37 51
4 Mercia Bromham 26 15 5 6 69 43 +26 50
5 Ashton Olympic 26 12 9 5 50 25 +25 45

6 Beckton Supermarine 26 13 5 8 44 32 +12 44
7 Avidia United 26 13 4 9 46 35 +11 43
8 Casuals Osteria 26 11 9 6 47 29 +18 42
9 Caledon Simpson 26 12 5 9 37 44 -7 41
10 Emberton Reds 26 9 9 8 47 41 +6 36
11 Sandwell Rangers 26 9 9 8 34 34 +0 36
12 Notegia Rangers 26 8 9 9 29 36 -7 33
13 Oustia 26 7 8 11 28 41 -13 29
14 Emberton Hibernians 26 8 4 14 36 46 -10 28
15 Bradwell Saints 26 9 1 16 37 58 -21 28
16 Dereapolis City 26 6 8 12 22 38 -16 26
17 CFF Monthuez 26 7 4 15 27 45 -18 25
18 Neathill 26 6 7 13 31 51 -20 25
19 Caversham 26 5 5 16 32 59 -27 20
20 Avidia City 26 2 3 21 18 79 -61 9
"I revel in the nonsense; it's why I'm in Anaia."
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XXI - PART FIVE


MATCHDAY 27
So Stanton drop points away at Simpson; let's see who takes advantage.

Royal Emberton? Who loses four-one to Bradwell?!?

Ousevale? Ah, now that's some bad luck there.

Mercia? You're playing Caversham, surely you can pick up an easy three points...or that. You can do that.

Margaret, you're a sassy bitch sometimes.

Results:
SATURDAY
Beckton Supermarine 1-0 Notegia Rangers
Bradwell Saints 4-1 Royal Emberton
Casuals Osteria 2-1 Avidia United
Caversham 1-0 Mercia Bromham
CFF Monthuez 1-1 Neathill
Emberton Hibernians 3-1 Dereapolis City
Emberton Reds 3-0 Avidia City
Sandwell Rangers 2-2 Oustia
SUNDAY
Ousevale Borough 0-1 Ashton Olympic
Caledon Simpson 1-1 Stanton Town


MATCHDAY 28
Mercia Bromham's demolition job on the Lions screams "your move" to the top three. With first playing third, someone's bound to drop points, and in the end it's Stanton, as Rod Gordon fills his boots with two more goals to the collection.

Royals, though, have no such qualms, even if they "only" beat City one-nil. Three points are three points, after all.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 3-0 Emberton Reds
Avidia United 2-1 Bradwell Saints
Dereapolis City 0-2 CFF Monthuez
Emberton Hibernians 2-0 Caversham
Mercia Bromham 6-3 Caledon Simpson
Neathill 1-3 Beckton Supermarine
Notegia Rangers 1-0 Sandwell Rangers
Oustia 0-5 Casuals Osteria
SUNDAY
Avidia City 0-1 Royal Emberton
Stanton Town 1-3 Ousevale Borough


MATCHDAY 29
Well, that made life interesting. Royal Emberton's draw with Ashton wasn't the best result, but then along came the Sunday games and their biggest rivals doing them a massive favour. Torsten Friðjónsson managed to become a hero simultaneously on both sides of the capital - there again, a Græntfjaller scoring at the Isserson is nothing new.

At the other end, we'd say the Great Escape is on, with Avidia City notching only their third win of the season, but fourteen points is too much to overcome at this point. If City stay up, I will eat my shoes.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia United 3-0 Oustia
Beckton Supermarine 2-0 Dereapolis City
Bradwell Saints 2-3 Avidia City
Caledon Simpson 2-0 Emberton Hibernians
Casuals Osteria 3-1 Notegia Rangers
CFF Monthuez 2-0 Caversham
Royal Emberton 1-1 Ashton Olympic
Sandwell Rangers 1-1 Neathill
SUNDAY
Emberton Reds 1-0 Stanton Town
Ousevale Borough 3-1 Mercia Bromham


MATCHDAY 30
No prizes for guessing the game of the week, as leaders Royal Emberton made the trip to the Harbour Stadium. Stanton, though, were in no mood for charity, with goals from Neil Smith and Aenemere Erisia securing the three points.

To stick in the knife, Ousevale take second spot with a comfortable win against an Emberton Hibernians side still looking for their long-term identity.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 3-0 Avidia City
Caversham 0-1 Beckton Supermarine
CFF Monthuez 0-1 Caledon Simpson
Dereapolis City 1-0 Sandwell Rangers
Mercia Bromham 1-0 Emberton Reds
Neathill 0-2 Casuals Osteria
Notegia Rangers 1-1 Avidia United
Oustia 3-1 Bradwell Saints
SUNDAY
Emberton Hibernians 0-3 Ousevale Borough
Stanton Town 2-1 Royal Emberton


KFA CUP - QUARTER-FINALS
New Cefn couldn't keep the streak going, and they're halted by Beckton. The Mariners are joined in the semis by Double-chasing Stanton (barely), an Avidia United side that piled more misery on the Royals, and the last surviving team from the capital...Hibs. Huh.

Emberton Reds 0-0 Stanton Town (0-0 AET, 2-4 PKs)
Avidia United 2-0 Royal Emberton
Notegia Rangers 2-4 Emberton Hibernians
Beckton Supermarine 2-0 New Cefn Albion


MATCHDAY 31
Stanton's task is simple: keep winning. Avidia City never stood a chance, really. Ousevale, though, are chasing hard, and a six-one tonking of Monthuez certainly doesn't suck in that regard.

As for the Royals? They're now fourth, in a goal difference sandwich between their vanquishers Mercia, and Beckton Supermarine, who are somehow only five points off top spot. Good for them.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia City 2-4 Stanton Town
Avidia United 4-0 Neathill
Beckton Supermarine 1-0 Caledon Simpson
Bradwell Saints 0-4 Ashton Olympic
Casuals Osteria 2-1 Dereapolis City
Ousevale Borough 6-1 CFF Monthuez
Oustia 0-2 Notegia Rangers
Sandwell Rangers 0-3 Caversham
SUNDAY
Emberton Reds 1-2 Emberton Hibernians
Royal Emberton 0-1 Mercia Bromham


MATCHDAY 32
Burnham Wood is come to Dunsinane, the Death Star is quite operational, and the plan was executed thirty-five minutes ago. Despair, all and sundry: Ousevale are top of the league. They did it in style, too, making a mockery of Beckton's league position with a "stop, they're already dead" display.

Also, remember when Royal Emberton were top of the league? They haven't won since, and now find themselves out of the IFCF places altogether, with Casuals and Ashton both taking advantage of their defeat at Paschal Park.

Results:
SATURDAY
Notegia Rangers 2-2 Bradwell Saints
Neathill 1-1 Oustia
Mercia Bromham 4-1 Avidia City
Dereapolis City 0-2 Avidia United
Emberton Hibernians 1-0 Royal Emberton
Caversham 0-1 Casuals Osteria
CFF Monthuez 0-1 Emberton Reds
Caledon Simpson 1-1 Sandwell Rangers
SUNDAY
Beckton Supermarine 2-5 Ousevale Borough
Stanton Town 1-1 Ashton Olympic


Table after MD32:
Pos Team                      P   W   D   L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Ousevale Borough 32 21 3 8 94 43 +51 66
2 Stanton Town 32 20 5 7 58 23 +35 65

3 Mercia Bromham 32 19 5 8 82 51 +31 62
4 Casuals Osteria 32 17 9 6 62 32 +30 60
5 Ashton Olympic 32 16 11 5 63 27 +36 59

6 Royal Emberton 32 18 5 9 69 44 +25 59
7 Beckton Supermarine 32 18 5 9 54 38 +16 59
8 Avidia United 32 17 5 10 59 39 +20 56
9 Caledon Simpson 32 14 7 11 45 53 -8 49
10 Emberton Reds 32 12 9 11 53 47 +6 45
11 Notegia Rangers 32 10 11 11 36 43 -7 41
12 Emberton Hibernians 32 12 4 16 44 53 -9 40
13 Sandwell Rangers 32 9 12 11 38 43 -5 39
14 Oustia 32 8 10 14 34 55 -21 34
15 CFF Monthuez 32 9 5 18 33 54 -21 32
16 Bradwell Saints 32 10 2 20 47 73 -26 32
17 Dereapolis City 32 7 8 17 25 49 -24 29
18 Neathill 32 6 10 16 35 63 -28 28
19 Caversham 32 7 5 20 36 65 -29 26
20 Avidia City 32 3 3 26 24 96 -72 12
"I revel in the nonsense; it's why I'm in Anaia."
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
Creator, AOCAF & Cygnus Cup - Host, VI Winter Olympics (Ashton) & VII Summer Olympics (Emberton)

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SEASON XXI - PART SIX


MATCHDAY 33
If anyone can explain what the hell happened at South Road, answers on a postcard to the usual address. Ousevale were cruising at three-one up with an hour gone, and then they just...fell apart. To put the cherry on top, ex-Ousevale midfielder John Melvin got the winner for Sandwell. Stanton shrugged at the madness and got on with the job at hand, winning the Abbia Mersa Derby to retake top spot.

Meanwhile, in the least shocking news ever, Avidia City are down after their defeat at the hands of Hibs.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-0 Mercia Bromham
Avidia City 1-2 Emberton Hibernians - Avidia City are relegated
Avidia United 1-0 Caversham
Casuals Osteria 4-1 Caledon Simpson
Emberton Reds 1-0 Beckton Supermarine
Notegia Rangers 1-0 Neathill
Oustia 2-0 Dereapolis City
Royal Emberton 3-0 CFF Monthuez
SUNDAY
Bradwell Saints 1-3 Stanton Town
Sandwell Rangers 4-3 Ousevale Borough


MATCHDAY 34
Ousevale manage to lose by the odd goal in seven for the second week in a row, and with Stanton coming a cropper at the hands of Mercia, it's getting a bit congested at the top. Stanton remain top, still two points ahead of Ousevale...except they're now also only two points ahead of Casuals (they who conquered Ousevale), with Mercia and the Royals only one point further adrift.

Strap yourselves in; it's about to get bumpy.

Results:
SATURDAY
Beckton Supermarine 0-3 Royal Emberton
Caledon Simpson 1-1 Avidia United
Caversham 1-1 Oustia
CFF Monthuez 1-1 Avidia City
Dereapolis City 3-0 Notegia Rangers
Emberton Hibernians 0-0 Ashton Olympic
Neathill 1-4 Bradwell Saints
Sandwell Rangers 3-1 Emberton Reds
SUNDAY
Mercia Bromham 3-1 Stanton Town
Ousevale Borough 3-4 Casuals Osteria


MATCHDAY 35
So, uh, apparently the Emberton Reds Choke Button™ has found its way into the Tigers' dressing room. Three defeats in a row and Ousevale are in danger of sinking without trace. Admittedly, the lastest was at the hands of Avidia United, but still...oof.

Speaking of Emberton Reds, they're the latest victims of the Casuals title challenge that has come squarely out of the back end of nowhere. And they're still dragging Mercia and Royal Emberton along with them.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 5-3 CFF Monthuez
Avidia City 1-1 Beckton Supermarine
Bradwell Saints 0-3 Mercia Bromham
Neathill 0-1 Dereapolis City
Notegia Rangers 1-0 Caversham
Oustia 3-0 Caledon Simpson
Royal Emberton 4-1 Sandwell Rangers
Stanton Town 4-0 Emberton Hibernians
SUNDAY
Avidia United 2-1 Ousevale Borough
Casuals Osteria 3-0 Emberton Reds


MATCHDAY 36
Monthuez...qu'est-ce que l'enfer réel? Les Bleus had Stanton feeling pretty damn bleu themselves as Olympe Riva stole a point in the mountains. It could prove crucial in keeping CFF up, too. Casuals don't have a problem with it as they absolutely destroy the Royals to take top spot on goal difference, thus assuring the title race goes to the final day.

At the other end, Caversham beat Neathill to keep their faint hopes of survival alive; the Hillmen, on the other hand, aren't quite down but do need snookers.

Results:
SATURDAY
Beckton Supermarine 5-0 Ashton Olympic
Caledon Simpson 1-1 Notegia Rangers
CFF Monthuez 1-1 Stanton Town
Emberton Hibernians 1-1 Mercia Bromham
Dereapolis City 2-3 Bradwell Saints
Emberton Reds 3-2 Avidia United
Ousevale Borough 4-0 Oustia
Sandwell Rangers 0-2 Avidia City
SUNDAY
Casuals Osteria 5-1 Royal Emberton
Caversham 2-0 Neathill


KFA CUP - SEMI-FINALS
Stanton may have given up the league lead, but they're keeping it going in the Cup - just about. They needed penalties to get past Avidia United and will be hoping to finish the season with at least one piece of silverware, if not two.

Their opponents? Emberton Hibernians, who squeaked past Beckton thanks to a Ronan Glass strike twelve minutes from time to make it to their second consecutive final.

Results:
Avidia United 1-1 Stanton Town (1-1 AET, 2-4 PKs) (@ Southern Arena, Ousevale)
Beckton Supermarine 1-2 Emberton Hibernians (@ Coalfields, Osteria)

MATCHDAY 37
So, one game to play, and here's what's decided so far:

Avidia City are down, and have been for a while.

Casuals and Stanton will be playing in IFCF competitions next season.

And, er, that's it.

Casuals and Stanton both won, but so did Ousevale and Mercia, who are only three points behind. Ashton can grab a guaranteed Challengers Cup spot if they win and one of those lose, and fifth place is a CC place if Stanton win the Cup.

At the bottom, Neathill won at home to Simpson, and with Monthuez losing, they're still alive. Caversham are one point from safety, and Dereapolis in sixteenth can still go down.

When we say "all to play for", we mean it.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 3-0 Sandwell Rangers
Avidia United 2-0 Royal Emberton
Bradwell Saints 2-2 Emberton Hibernians
Dereapolis City 1-2 Caversham
Mercia Bromham 2-0 CFF Monthuez
Neathill 1-0 Caledon Simpson
Notegia Rangers 0-2 Ousevale Borough
Oustia 1-1 Emberton Reds
SUNDAY
Avidia City 0-1 Casuals Osteria
Stanton Town 1-0 Beckton Supermarine


Table after MD37:
Pos Team                      P   W   D   L  For   Ag  +/- Pts
1 Casuals Osteria 37 22 9 6 79 37 +42 75
2 Stanton Town 37 23 6 8 68 28 +40 75

3 Ousevale Borough 37 23 3 11 107 53 +54 72
4 Mercia Bromham 37 22 6 9 91 55 +36 72
5 Ashton Olympic 37 19 12 6 73 35 +38 69

6 Royal Emberton 37 21 5 11 80 52 +28 68
7 Avidia United 37 20 6 11 67 44 +23 66
8 Beckton Supermarine 37 19 6 12 60 44 +16 63
9 Emberton Reds 37 14 10 13 59 56 +3 52
10 Caledon Simpson 37 14 9 14 48 63 -15 51
11 Notegia Rangers 37 12 12 13 39 49 -10 48
12 Emberton Hibernians 37 13 7 17 49 61 -12 46
13 Sandwell Rangers 37 11 12 14 46 56 -10 45
14 Oustia 37 10 12 15 41 61 -20 42
15 Bradwell Saints 37 12 3 22 57 84 -27 39
16 Dereapolis City 37 9 8 20 32 56 -24 35
17 CFF Monthuez 37 9 7 21 38 66 -28 34
18 Caversham 37 9 6 22 41 69 -28 33
19 Neathill 37 7 10 20 37 71 -34 31
20 Avidia City 37 4 5 28 29 101 -72 17 R
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Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XXI - THE FINALE


Tom Contares reports

15:00 - Welcome to KBS Sport's live feed of the final day of the Premier Division season...and good lord, there's a lot to go through. Casuals Osteria top the table yet aren't in full control of their destiny; only two goals of goal difference separates them and Stanton Town, though the Miners have the whip hand on goals scored. Casuals face an Ashton side looking to secure Challengers Cup football; Stanton, meanwhile, play a Sandwell side in thirteenth and with literally nothing to play for. If they both slip up, Ousevale and Mercia Bromham are three points behind; Ousevale have a GD advantage but play an opponent who desperately need the three points, whilst Mercia need the goals, but play another side whose season is effectively over. Fifth place might get an IFCF spot if Stanton win the KFA Cup next week, and if Ashton can't do the business against Casuals, Royal Emberton and Avidia United (opponents: Oustia and Avidia City respectively) could overtake them. We'd say the fifteen goal GD swing is too much for United but they are playing City, who've already shipped double figures twice this season.

15:07 - At the bottom of the table, Neathill should be relegated. They need three points and Monthuez to lose, and the Hillmen have the ill fortune of playing Ousevale. Monthuez will stay up no matter what if they beat Hibs, whilst Caversham need something against Bradwell and either Les Bleus or Dereapolis (who play Simpson) to slip up.

15:10 - For the sake of completion, by the way, Emberton Reds play Notegia in the only match with absolutely nothing on the line. That being said, it's a marquee day for Reds full-back Carl Pietersen, who will be retiring after the game.

15:21 - With four sides still in with a shout at the title, the KFA have announced that the Gabriel Kennedy Trophy will remain at headquarters until at least half-time. They also have four different sets of ribbons ready to go as they well and truly hedge their bets.

15:27 - Mercia Bromham have confirmed that Dalton Shaw has failed a fitness test today, and will not be taking part in the game. He had travelled to Beckton with the squad in the hope of being able to at least be on the bench; Selwyn James will play in his place.

15:35 - Surprise news in Casuals' line-up as teenager Tim Sharpe is preferred to Daniel Sebastian in midfield. Sebastian limped off in their win over City last week, and he is named on the bench, so this might be a precaution.

15:40 - One trophy that does have a definite destination is the AMC Silver Boot. Rod Gordon's thirty-nine goals put him far enough ahead of Mercia's Alun Belmwr and Royal Emberton's Ferrero Fotellis to assure him of a shiny thing on the mantelpiece.

15:55 - Five minutes to go till kickoff. The anticipation is tangible.

16:00 - KICKOFF
Mission control, we are a-go. See you on the other side.

16:02 - GOAL. MON 0-1 EMH (F Finnan)
That's not the start Monthuez needed. Fergal Finnan nods home from a Mason Andersen corner, and that's Les Bleus in the drop zone as things stand.

16:04 - RED CARD. BEC 0-0 MBR
James Tereshkov, you utter pillock. Studs up and two-footed into Jol Dhentigun, and he's got to go. The Ko-orenite seems to be OK to continue, thankfully, aside from a murderous look on his face.

16:06 - GOAL. CAV 1-0 BRA (I Minka)
Marco Fernandez concedes a needless free-kick, and Ian Minka curls the set-piece past Kevin Rizzo and into the net. Caversham looking like staying up comfortably at the moment.

16:09 - GOAL. REM 1-0 OST (F Fotellis)
Ferraro Fotellis is determined to put his side into fifth, and his volley from twelve yards out is just the ticket against a static Oustia defence.

16:12 - GOAL. OUS 1-0 NEA (R Gordon)
That's just what the Hillmen didn't need. It's too easy for Rod Gordon, as the Audioslavian hits forty for the season. Neathill look doomed, even with Monthuez behind against Emberton Hibs.

16:15 - GOAL DISALLOWED. CAS 0-0 ASH
Alex Vinelli has the ball in the back of the net, but the flag goes up. A quick video check confirms that the Ashton striker had stepped out a little early. Big scare for the league leaders.

16:16 - GOAL. CAS 1-0 ASH (A Meitner)
Well then! Pablo Ruiz boots the ball upfield from the free-kick resulting from Vinelli's offside call, Stephen Jansen nods it on to Alex Meitner, and the sometime Krytenian international lashes the ball home to put Casuals in front. They're in the driving seat now.

16:18 - GOAL. SAN 1-0 STA (F Wynn)
It's all going the way of the Miners now! Eddie Bull underhits a pass back to Henri Tangganga, and the Quebecois keeper is in no-man's land as Freddie Wynn scores an opportunistic goal.

16:21 - GOAL. MON 1-1 EMH (O Riva)
A lifeline for Monthuez, as Olympe Riva connects onto a Joel Mendy through-ball to level the scores. Still need a goal from themselves or Bradwell, though.

16:23 - GOAL. OUS 2-0 NEA (O Burns)
Casuals might be in front, but if nothing else, Ousevale are tightening their grip on second place against Neathill. Oliver Burns is the one to get on the scoresheet this time as the Hillmen look oblivion in the face.

16:27 - GOAL. BEC 0-1 MBR (F Young)
It was only a matter of time before Mercia made the breakthrough against ten-man Beckton, Fraser Young coolly slotting home to cap a fine passing move.

16:31 - GOAL. SIM 0-1 DER (B Hardaker)
Dereapolis doing what they need to do to survive, Bobby Hardaker nodding home a Vic Tyson cross.

16:33 - GOAL. CAV 1-1 BRA (T Lincoln)
Great news for Monthuez, as Tamara Lincoln slots home to put Bradwell level and Caversham in the relegation zone.

16:37 - GOAL. SAN 2-0 STA (S Irvine)
More suspect defending as the Stanton back line is caught flat, allowing Seb Irvine to pounce on the loose ball and poke it home.

16:40 - GOAL. OUS 3-0 NEA (A Stanton)
Amelia Stanton puts one in from range. Bye, Neathill.

16:41 - GOAL. MON 2-1 EMH (G Devereux)
Grégoire Devereux completes the turnaround for Monthuez with a shot that took a deflection off James Garrity. Les Bleus have their fate in their own hands now.

16:43 - GOAL. AVU 1-0 AVC (M Rourke)
Fifth is probably beyond them, but United are giving it the old college try. A bullet header from Mordecai Rourke puts them ahead against their cross city rivals.

16:45 - RED CARD. SAN 2-0 STA
Rodrigo Neves collects a face full of elbow, and John Melvin gets his marching orders. Sloppy from the Sandwell man.

16:48 - HALF-TIME
The late red at South Road means Sandwell-Stanton is last to finish. Time to sync those watches ready for the second half.

17:03 - KICK-OFF
All ten matches kick off simultaneously; as things stand, it's Osteria and Ousevale at the top, Neathill and Caversham going down.

17:05 - GOAL. EMR 0-1 NOT (A Tillotson)
Rangers take the lead in the pride-only game.

17:08 - GOAL. CAV 1-2 BRA (A Lyon)
Caversham could have done without that. Alexander Lyon's low strike puts the Saints in front and heaps more misery on the Dragons.

17:11 - GOAL. SAN 2-1 STA (A Erisia)
Aenemere Erisia gives the Dockers hope; a goal for Ashton would really help them, though.

17:13 - GOAL. REM 2-0 OST (K Bryse)
Royals going all guns blazing for fifth spot; the points at least look secure thanks to a quick passing move finished off by Kevin Bryse.

17:17 - PENALTY. MON 2-1 EMH
Ronan Glass is in a heap in the Monthuez box; stonewall penalty all day long, that. Stephane Castries goes into the book; can Ciaran Rafferty nab the equaliser?

17:18 - GOAL. MON 2-2 EMH (C Rafferty, pen)
Yes. Yes he can. Low into the corner, no chance for Serge Duprée.

17:24 - GOAL. SIM 0-2 DER (M Solomon)
A breakdown in communications in the Caledon defence allows Maurice Solomon to stab home a second for Derry. That's survival all but confirmed for the visitors.

17:27 - GOAL. BEC 0-2 MBR (A Belmwr)
Ousevale's lead means the season's just about over for Mercia, but Alun Belmwr still wants his goals. A neat dribble past two Beckton defenders later, and he gets his wish.

17:29 - GOAL. EMR 0-2 NOT (G Anderson)
A neat set-piece from Rangers as George Anderson nods home from a corner to double Notegia's lead over the Reds.

17:32 - GOAL. CAV 2-2 BRA (T Kitri, OG)
Tylê Kytri knew nothing about that one. Blame it instead on Anthony Broderick, whose attempted clearance from a Caversham corner hits the Poafmersian and bounces over the line.

17:36 - GOAL. SAN 2-2 STA (N Smith)
Neil Smith rifles one home, then picks up a yellow card for going overboard with the celebrations. Worst thing is, Stanton still need Ashton to do something, as they probably don't have time to score three, even against ten men.

17:37 - GOAL. BEC 0-3 MBR (A Maxwell)
Mercia secure the points, and at worst fourth, with a thunderbolt from thirty yards out. One for Alan Maxwell's showreel.

17:38 - GOALS. REM 2-0 OST (E Murphy), AVU 1-1 AVC (L Snijder)
Almost simultaneous goals with little bearing on the season. Eddie Murphy slots home to double Royal Emberton's lead, whilst Lee Snijder's goal at least sees Avidia City flipping the middle finger to their rivals on their way out of the Prem.

17:41 - GOAL. CAV 3-2 BRA (A Eagles)
Late drama at the Draconium! Stuart Worth floats in a free-kick, and Alex Eagles nods home for the goal that maybe, just maybe, keeps Caversham in the division.

17:42 - GOAL. MON 3-2 EMH (O Riva)
Then again, maybe not. Olympe Riva's second of the game gives Monthuez the lead and, as it stands, safety.

17:51 - FULL TIME
Time to catch your breath - or, if you're a Caversham fan, grab the tissues. Monthuez stay up by the skin of their teeth, whilst at the top, Casuals did what they had to do to collect their third title. What a day!

Avidia United 1-1 Avidia City
Beckton Supermarine 0-3 Mercia Bromham
Caledon Simpson 0-2 Dereapolis City
Casuals Osteria 1-0 Ashton Olympic - Casuals Osteria are champions
Caversham 3-2 Bradwell Saints
Emberton Reds 0-2 Notegia Rangers
CFF Monthuez 3-2 Emberton Hibernians - Caversham are relegated
Ousevale Borough 3-0 Neathill
Royal Emberton 2-0 Oustia
Sandwell Rangers 2-2 Stanton Town
"I revel in the nonsense; it's why I'm in Anaia."
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XXII - PART ONE


Casuals raised some eyebrows on their way to last season's title, but they'll have a fight on their hands in what promises to be a wide open title race. Let's get this show on the road!

MATCHDAY 1
The fixture computer serves up some interesting ones for the opening weekend. Defending champions Casuals were held at Orange Street in a Beck State derby, whilst Bromham City won the battle of the promoted sides at home to Penniton. Sunday's game was touted as a clash of the titans...but this would have suggested that Ousevale actually turned up. They finish Matchday One bottom of the table after being completely schooled by the Eagles.

Results:
FRIDAY - CHAMPION'S KICK OFF
Beckton Supermarine 1-1 Casuals Osteria

SATURDAY
Bromham City 2-1 Penniton United
Emberton Hibernians 4-1 Caledon Simpson
Emberton Reds 2-1 Ashton Olympic
Leston Town 2-0 Royal Emberton
Mercia Bromham 4-1 Bradwell Saints
Notegia Rangers 0-1 Dereapolis City
Oustia 0-2 Sandwell Rangers
Stanton Town 2-0 CFF Monthuez
SUNDAY
Avidia United 6-1 Ousevale Borough


MATCHDAY 2
Mercia are their usual flat-track bully selves, following their opening day win over Bradwell with a similarly uncompromising win in the mountains. More surprisingly, though, their cross-city rivals are joining them in both the "beating Bradwell" and "two from two" club with a one-nil win at Abbey Road.

Avidia United, meanwhile, are defeating more substantive fare, with reigning champions Casuals going down at home to the soaring Eagles.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 0-0 Oustia
Beckton Supermarine 0-0 Notegia Rangers
Bradwell Saints 0-1 Bromham City
CFF Monthuez 1-3 Mercia Bromham
Dereapolis City 0-3 Emberton Reds
Ousevale Borough 4-0 Emberton Hibernians
Royal Emberton 1-0 Penniton United
Sandwell Rangers 3-0 Leston Town
SUNDAY
Caledon Simpson 2-2 Stanton Town
Casuals Osteria 0-2 Avidia United


MATCHDAY 3
Easy their schedule thus far may have been, but that's not stopped Sandwell Rangers from impressing. Three wins, no goals conceded, and third in the table. The only teams in front of them are Avidia United and Mercia Bromham, both laying down early markers for a title push.

Ousevale? Not so much. They've now lost to two title rivals and find themselves in a lowly thirteenth.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia United 2-0 Notegia Rangers
Bradwell Saints 1-0 CFF Monthuez
Bromham City 2-4 Royal Emberton
Emberton Hibernians 0-1 Casuals Osteria
Emberton Reds 2-2 Beckton Supermarine
Mercia Bromham 2-1 Caledon Simpson
Oustia 1-0 Dereapolis City
Penniton United 0-1 Sandwell Rangers
SUNDAY
Leston Town 0-2 Ashton Olympic
Stanton Town 4-2 Ousevale Borough


MATCHDAY 4
Sadly for Sandwell, it couldn't last. They failed their first real test of the season, and now have the Royals breathing down their necks. Theirs wasn't the only 100% record to fall, though: in fact, they all did. United's dismantling at home to the league's usual choke artists put the Reds a point clear at the top, whilst Mercia went into the Mercian Classic high in confidence...and promptly got their backsides handed to them by a suddenly competent Ousevale.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 3-1 Penniton United
Avidia United 1-4 Emberton Reds
Beckton Supermarine 1-0 Oustia
Caledon Simpson 4-3 Bradwell Saints
CFF Monthuez 4-3 Bromham City
Dereapolis City 1-2 Leston Town
Notegia Rangers 1-2 Emberton Hibernians
Sandwell Rangers 0-2 Royal Emberton
SUNDAY
Casuals Osteria 2-0 Stanton Town
Ousevale Borough 4-0 Mercia Bromham


MATCHDAY 5
Poor Oustia. They did nothing wrong, they just had the misfortune to face an Eagles side out for blood after last week's debacle. Mercia, too, got back to winning ways in a back-and-forth Sunday encounter with the reigning champions, whilst erstwhile leaders Emberton Reds were undone by Ciaran Rafferty and the boys at Paschal Park in the first capital derby of the season.

At the other end, Penniton got their first point on the board after holding on at home to Dereapolis, and it's enough to haul them off bottom spot.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bradwell Saints 5-3 Ousevale Borough
Bromham City 0-0 Sandwell Rangers
CFF Monthuez 0-3 Caledon Simpson
Leston Town 4-1 Beckton Supermarine
Oustia 0-5 Avidia United
Penniton United 0-0 Dereapolis City
Royal Emberton 1-2 Ashton Olympic
Stanton Town 2-0 Notegia Rangers
SUNDAY
Emberton Hibernians 1-0 Emberton Reds
Mercia Bromham 3-2 Casuals Osteria


Table after MD5:
Pos Team                     P  W  D  L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Avidia United 5 4 0 1 16 5 +11 12
2 Mercia Bromham 5 4 0 1 12 9 +3 12
3 Emberton Reds 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 10
4 Stanton Town 5 3 1 1 10 6 +4 10

5 Ashton Olympic 5 3 1 1 8 4 +4 10
6 Sandwell Rangers 5 3 1 1 6 2 +4 10
7 Royal Emberton 5 3 0 2 8 6 +2 9
8 Leston Town 5 3 0 2 8 7 +1 9
9 Emberton Hibernians 5 3 0 2 7 7 +0 9
10 Caledon Simpson 5 2 1 2 11 11 +0 7
11 Casuals Osteria 5 2 1 2 6 6 +0 7
12 Bromham City 5 2 1 2 8 9 -1 7
13 Ousevale Borough 5 2 0 3 14 15 -1 6
14 Bradwell Saints 5 2 0 3 10 12 -2 6
15 Beckton Supermarine 5 1 3 1 5 7 -2 6
16 Dereapolis City 5 1 1 3 2 6 -4 4
17 Oustia 5 1 1 3 1 8 -7 4
18 CFF Monthuez 5 1 0 4 5 12 -7 3
19 Penniton United 5 0 1 4 2 7 -5 1
20 Notegia Rangers 5 0 1 4 1 7 -6 1
"I revel in the nonsense; it's why I'm in Anaia."
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XXII - PART TWO


MATCHDAY 6
It's a good weekend to be a team from the capital - any one of them - as Royals, Hibs, and Reds all record wins that put them in the top six. Above them, meanwhile, Mercia take advantage of United dropping points at home to a spirited Leston team, and are now two points clear at the summit. Finally, there's Bradwell keeping up their tradition this season of being gubbed by title contenders; this time it's Casuals taking three points and a cheap goal difference boost.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 3-0 Sandwell Rangers
Avidia United 2-2 Leston Town
Beckton Supermarine 2-1 Penniton United
Caledon Simpson 3-0 Bromham City
Casuals Osteria 6-1 Bradwell Saints
Dereapolis City 2-3 Royal Emberton
Emberton Hibernians 3-1 Oustia
Ousevale Borough 2-0 CFF Monthuez
SUNDAY
Emberton Reds 3-1 Stanton Town
Notegia Rangers 0-4 Mercia Bromham


KFA CUP - ROUND ONE
A first round largely lacking in shocks this season, as those in the lower leagues fight for the chance to play the Prem's finest (and Penniton) in Round Two.

That's not to say it was all plain sailing for the comparitively big guns. Secklow, a top flight team not too long ago, were turfed out by lowly Dynamo Gravea, whilst Hastings County fell at the hands of Middleton through the magic of the penalty shoot-out.

Caversham, meanwhile, were absolutely not about to let one of these upstarts get past them, annihilating poor Foxchester Rovers by five goals to nil.

Simpson Jesters 1-0 Tyfield City
Sefton Athletic 2-1 Camberley Town
Salton 1-3 Zoderby United
Hoxton 1-1 Bohemians Tyfield (1-1 AET, 4-2 PKs)
Tuvera City 1-1 Thackworth Rovers (2-1 AET)
Milditch 0-1 Sladehill Rovers
Middleton 1-1 Hastings County (2-2 AET, 4-2 PKs)
Yraglac Fire 2-2 Nenbridge (3-3 AET, 2-4 PKs)
Ousevale Juniors 1-0 Northwood County
Ellisham 1-1 Charnham Town (2-1 AET)
East Green 1-1 Oldbrook (1-1 AET, 2-3 PKs)
Blakeland 0-0 Twain Valley (0-0 AET, 1-3 PKs)
Porthscadoch 1-0 Prutton
Stratford Rovers 1-1 AFC Linford (2-1 AET)
Neathill 1-0 Yardley Forest
Grafton Town 3-0 Maidenstone
Noton United 4-0 Aylesford
Wittenshaw 1-1 Teddington (2-1 AET)
Diorville 1-0 Kettledean
Wick Town 0-1 Rickenford
Wroxham Trinity 1-5 Locomotive Wolverton
Aigburth Athletic 2-1 Walton Park
Catton Regis 0-1 Buyon
Hefor 2-0 Newley
Norton 2-0 Salter Athletic
Avidia City 1-0 NSE Kovenham
Burntlea United 2-0 Bulham City
Ilham and Welford 0-2 Walton City
St Peters 0-1 Beldon Wanderers
Adanac City 3-0 Buchinia Academicals
Bletcham Devils 5-0 Faversham Town
Quinton City 0-0 Kallia United (1-0 AET)
Highfield 0-2 Cordell City
Wylon United 1-1 Whitehill Rovers (1-1 AET, 4-2 PKs)
New Cefn Albion 2-0 Port Victoria
Fenwick Town 1-0 Huntsford
CF Avides 3-0 Chesamer
Dynamo Gravea 2-1 Secklow
Sporting Adanac 2-0 Southgate Athletic
Foxchester Rovers 0-5 Caversham
Byrrim 2-2 Newport (2-2 AET, 3-1 PKs)
New Nytton 0-2 Lakefield Dynamo
Westleigh Athletic 3-0 Shruton Town
Stade Valquois 1-2 Oxley


MATCHDAY 7
Emberton Reds doing what Emberton Reds do best; choking. Alun Belmwr shrugs as he bags a hat-trick in Mercia's four one victory to preserve their two point lead atop the table. United are keeping pace, though, with a similarly simple victory over a Penniton side who return to bottom spot.

Ousevale's failure to launch continues, meanwhile, as they drop points at Walton Gardens to remain in the bottom half. Hope they've still got Paul Davis on speed dial.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bradwell Saints 0-0 Notegia Rangers
Bromham City 2-1 Ashton Olympic
Caledon Simpson 1-1 Ousevale Borough
Leston Town 1-1 Emberton Hibernians
Mercia Bromham 4-1 Emberton Reds
Penniton United 2-4 Avidia United
Sandwell Rangers 1-1 Dereapolis City
Stanton Town 1-0 Oustia
SUNDAY
CFF Monthuez 1-3 Casuals Osteria
Royal Emberton 2-0 Beckton Supermarine


MATCHDAY 8
Ousevale one, Bromham three.

And that's Bromham City, mind.

Just delete your club now.

Also, Bradwell once again getting hammered by a big team. Even the mighty chokers can't help ripping the Saints a new one.

Results:
SATURDAY
Beckton Supermarine 2-0 Sandwell Rangers
Dereapolis City 1-1 Ashton Olympic
Emberton Hibernians 0-0 Penniton United
Emberton Reds 5-1 Bradwell Saints
Notegia Rangers 1-0 CFF Monthuez
Ousevale Borough 1-3 Bromham City
Oustia 0-1 Mercia Bromham
Stanton Town 0-1 Leston Town
SUNDAY
Avidia United 1-0 Royal Emberton
Casuals Osteria 2-1 Caledon Simpson


MATCHDAY 9
Promoted Leston are quietly having an absolute banger of a season. Flying high in eighth place, and taking a point from the league leaders, are proofs positive of this. Thankfully for Mercia, Avidia couldn't solve Sandwell, and the Midlanders stay two points clear. Casuals, meanwhile, are chasing hard in third, with the bonus of their latest win heaping a fresh manure truck of misery onto Ousevale.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-0 Beckton Supermarine
Bradwell Saints 1-0 Oustia
Bromham City 0-1 Dereapolis City
Caledon Simpson 1-0 Notegia Rangers
CFF Monthuez 2-0 Emberton Reds
Mercia Bromham 2-2 Leston Town
Penniton United 1-5 Stanton Town
Sandwell Rangers 2-2 Avidia United
SUNDAY
Ousevale Borough 0-1 Casuals Osteria
Royal Emberton 0-0 Emberton Hibernians


MATCHDAY 10
Mercia may have been made to work for their three points by bottom side Penniton, but a win is a win, and with both United and Casuals fluffing their lines, the men from the Cygnus extend their lead to five.

Further down, Ousevale manage to not lose this time, but are held to a draw by...wait, Notegia are still in the Prem? Huh.

Results:
SATURDAY
Beckton Supermarine 1-1 Dereapolis City
Casuals Osteria 0-1 Bromham City
Emberton Reds 1-4 Caledon Simpson
Emberton Hibernians 1-1 Sandwell Rangers
Leston Town 0-1 Bradwell Saints
Mercia Bromham 3-2 Penniton United
Notegia Rangers 0-0 Ousevale Borough
Oustia 0-1 CFF Monthuez
SUNDAY
Avidia United 0-3 Ashton Olympic
Stanton Town 4-3 Royal Emberton


MATCHDAY 11
Ferrero Fotellis is the fly in the ointment as Royal Emberton come back from two down to snatch a point off the leaders at Oxley Park, and the question is simple: who can take advantage?

The answer is "not Avidia United". The Eagles have their wings clipped by Dereapolis of all teams, and they slip to fourth spot. Leading the chasing pack instead are Ashton Olympic, three points adrift, with Casuals just a point further behind after putting Casuals to the sword.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bradwell Saints 2-1 Penniton United
Bromham City 0-1 Beckton Supermarine
Caledon Simpson 1-0 Oustia
Casuals Osteria 3-0 Notegia Rangers
CFF Monthuez 0-1 Leston Town
Dereapolis City 4-2 Avidia United
Royal Emberton 2-2 Mercia Bromham
Sandwell Rangers 1-1 Stanton Town
SUNDAY
Ashton Olympic 1-0 Emberton Hibernians
Ousevale Borough 1-0 Emberton Reds


MATCHDAY 12
Sandwell may not be a big side, but they have a propensity for taking points off the big guns, as Mercia found to their cost with Rangers taking a point away from the Cygnus. At this point, they're the anti-Bradwell (case in point - Saints shipped eight at home to the Royals).

Lucky for them, then, that Ashton couldn't do the job against fellow chasers Stanton, meaning that Mercia extend their lead at the top to four.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia United 1-0 Beckton Supermarine
Bradwell Saints 1-8 Royal Emberton
Emberton Reds 2-0 Casuals Osteria
Emberton Hibernians 0-0 Dereapolis City
Leston Town 3-2 Caledon Simpson
Mercia Bromham 1-1 Sandwell Rangers
Oustia 0-2 Ousevale Borough
Penniton United 0-1 CFF Monthuez
SUNDAY
Notegia Rangers 1-3 Bromham City
Stanton Town 1-0 Ashton Olympic


Table after MD12:
Pos Team                      P  W  D  L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Mercia Bromham 12 8 3 1 29 17 +12 27
2 Ashton Olympic 12 7 2 3 19 8 +11 23
3 Avidia United 12 7 2 3 28 18 +10 23
4 Stanton Town 12 7 2 3 23 15 +8 23

5 Casuals Osteria 12 7 1 4 21 12 +9 22
6 Leston Town 12 6 3 3 18 15 +3 21
7 Royal Emberton 12 6 2 4 26 16 +10 20
8 Caledon Simpson 12 6 2 4 24 18 +6 20
9 Emberton Reds 12 6 1 5 23 18 +5 19
10 Bromham City 12 6 1 5 17 17 +0 19
11 Ousevale Borough 12 5 2 5 21 20 +1 17
12 Emberton Hibernians 12 4 5 3 12 11 +1 17
13 Beckton Supermarine 12 4 4 4 11 14 -3 16
14 Bradwell Saints 12 5 1 6 17 32 -15 16
15 Sandwell Rangers 12 3 6 3 12 13 -1 15
16 Dereapolis City 12 3 5 4 12 14 -2 14
17 CFF Monthuez 12 4 0 8 10 19 -9 12
18 Notegia Rangers 12 1 3 8 3 18 -15 6
19 Oustia 12 1 1 10 2 18 -16 4
20 Penniton United 12 0 2 10 9 24 -15 2
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Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XXII - PART THREE


KFA CUP - ROUND TWO
Well, Hibs' run as cup holders was short. The big guns enter, and the men in red and gold are immediately embarrassed by former Prem side Norton. As it turned out, they were the only top-flight side turned over by lower-league opposition; there were some close calls though, with Notegia needing an extra half hour to get past Oxley, and the mighty Mercia behind at half-time in Noton before turning things around.

Tie of the round, meanwhile, saw Emberton Reds beating Casuals in a tense game at the Isserson.

Bromham City 1-0 Stratford Rovers
Zoderby United 2-0 Porthscadoch
Emberton Hibernians 0-3 Norton
Avidia City 3-0 Twain Valley
Dynamo Gravea 0-1 Locomotive Wolverton
Tuvera City 0-2 Royal Emberton
Byrrim 0-2 Caledon Simpson
Leston Town 5-0 Hoxton
Avidia United 6-0 Hefor
Penniton United 2-1 CF Avides
Adanac City 2-0 Nenbridge
Stanton Town 2-0 Sandwell Rangers
Dereapolis City 3-0 Lakefield Dynamo
Bradwell Saints 2-0 Westleigh Athletic
Beckton Supermarine 4-1 Rickenford
Oustia 1-0 Wittenshaw
Notegia Rangers 1-1 Oxley (2-1 AET)
Buyon 3-1 Sefton Athletic
Sporting Adanac 0-2 CFF Monthuez
Simpson Jesters 3-3 Sladehill Rovers (3-3 AET, 3-5 PKs)
Walton City 0-1 Fenwick Town
Diorville 0-2 Cordell City
New Cefn Albion 2-1 Beldon Wanderers
Ousevale Borough 2-0 Oldbrook
Ellisham 3-0 Burntlea United
Middleton 2-0 Wylon United
Noton United 1-2 Mercia Bromham
Ousevale Juniors 2-1 Grafton Town
Aigburth Athletic 2-1 Neathill
Quinton City 0-2 Bletcham Devils
Ashton Olympic 2-1 Caversham
Emberton Reds 1-0 Casuals Osteria


MATCHDAY 13
Chasing pack, we need to talk.

Once again, Mercia Bromham open the door with dropped points - this time it's drawing a blank at the Rutian Grounds - and once again the teams behind fall over at the threshold. Granted, one of those teams is Ashton, and they're the ones who took the point off Mercia in the first place, but that doesn't excuse, say, Avidia's capitulation at the Midland Stadium. You're not playing that Bromham, guys.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 0-0 Mercia Bromham
Beckton Supermarine 0-0 Emberton Hibernians
Bromham City 4-3 Avidia United
Caledon Simpson 4-0 Penniton United
Casuals Osteria 4-0 Oustia
CFF Monthuez 0-2 Royal Emberton
Dereapolis City 0-1 Stanton Town
Notegia Rangers 1-2 Emberton Reds
SUNDAY
Ousevale Borough 1-1 Leston Town
Sandwell Rangers 1-1 Bradwell Saints


MATCHDAY 14
Fourteen games in, and Ousevale finally remember they're supposed to be a top side. OK, it's only winless Pennition, but it's a start.

Mercia, though, once again forget they're supposed to be a top side, and the door is left open for Stanton to overtake them with a win in the Ports Derby.

...

OH GODDAMIT BECKTON

*cough*

Which now means Caledon Simpson, somehow, are in second spot. Good for them.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bradwell Saints 0-0 Ashton Olympic
CFF Monthuez 0-0 Sandwell Rangers
Emberton Reds 2-0 Bromham City
Leston Town 1-1 Casuals Osteria
Mercia Bromham 0-1 Dereapolis City
Oustia 3-0 Notegia Rangers
Penniton United 1-7 Ousevale Borough
Royal Emberton 1-5 Caledon Simpson
SUNDAY
Emberton Hibernians 0-1 Avidia United
Stanton Town 0-2 Beckton Supermarine


MATCHDAY 15
Mercia actually collect the full complement of points at Orange Street, whilst the carnage continues behind. Caledon's stay in second place is short lived as they capitulate at home to David-for-hire side Sandwell, Stanton beat Avidia in a game that promised far more than it actually delivered, and it's now Casuals in second on goal difference after they became the latest team to claim their cheap three points against the Pennies.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-1 CFF Monthuez
Beckton Supermarine 2-3 Mercia Bromham
Bromham City 2-3 Emberton Hibernians
Caledon Simpson 1-3 Sandwell Rangers
Casuals Osteria 1-0 Penniton United
Dereapolis City 1-0 Bradwell Saints
Emberton Reds 0-0 Oustia
Notegia Rangers 2-0 Leston Town
SUNDAY
Avidia United 0-1 Stanton Town
Ousevale Borough 1-0 Royal Emberton


MATCHDAY 16
Saturday was, to be honest, a tad dull. Just twelve goals in eight games - seven in seven if you ignore the Bradwell-Beckton slobberknocker - but Stanton's win over Hibs means it's pressure on for Mercia on the Sunday.

Mercia, though, are made of solid stuff, and they get the better of Avidia United; this means the Eagles tumble to eighth place, just behind a resurgent Ousevale. Write the Tigers off at your peril.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bradwell Saints 3-2 Beckton Supermarine
CFF Monthuez 0-0 Dereapolis City
Leston Town 0-1 Emberton Reds
Oustia 1-2 Bromham City
Penniton United 0-0 Notegia Rangers
Royal Emberton 0-0 Casuals Osteria
Sandwell Rangers 0-1 Ousevale Borough
Stanton Town 2-0 Emberton Hibernians
SUNDAY
Caledon Simpson 2-1 Ashton Olympic
Mercia Bromham 3-2 Avidia United


MATCHDAY 17
Let's just take a moment to congratulate the other side of Bromham. City have had an excellent first half of the season, taking a couple of prime scalps and riding high in ninth place. OK, so they couldn't find a way past Henri Tangganga, but a nil-nil is still a great result against Stanton.

Unless you're a Stanton fan, that is. They give up second place to Casuals, whilst Mercia move four clear at the top.

Results:
SATURDAY
Beckton Supermarine 2-0 CFF Monthuez
Bromham City 0-0 Stanton Town
Casuals Osteria 2-1 Sandwell Rangers
Dereapolis City 0-2 Caledon Simpson
Emberton Hibernians 2-5 Mercia Bromham
Emberton Reds 2-1 Penniton United
Notegia Rangers 2-0 Royal Emberton
Oustia 1-0 Leston Town
SUNDAY
Avidia United 3-4 Bradwell Saints
Ousevale Borough 2-0 Ashton Olympic


MATCHDAY 18
Low scoring, tight game? Yup, that's Aenemere Erisia territory right there. The Ko-orenite scores the only goal of the game as Stanton bring the Midlanders down to earth. With Casuals and the somehow still in the hunt Caledon also registering three points, it's getting a mite congested at the top of the table.

At the bottom, meanwhile, Penniton finally get their first win of the season against Oustia, the team directly above them in the table. They're still eight points from safety, mind.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 3-4 Casuals Osteria
Bradwell Saints 1-1 Emberton Hibernians
CFF Monthuez 1-3 Avidia United
Leston Town 1-1 Bromham City
Ousevale Borough 1-1 Dereapolis City
Penniton United 1-0 Oustia
Royal Emberton 3-3 Emberton Reds
Sandwell Rangers 2-0 Notegia Rangers
SUNDAY
Caledon Simpson 4-1 Beckton Supermarine
Mercia Bromham 0-1 Stanton Town


KFA CUP - ROUND THREE
Bromham City are officially concentrating on the league. A trip to Ellisham was a fruitless one, and it's the Stones in the draw for the last sixteen. Also concentrating on the league are Caledon, though they at least had the good grace to go out to the league leaders.

Also, that rarity of Krytenian football - the Ousevale derby - saw Borough exert dominance over Juniors in a result that will surprise few.

Caledon Simpson 0-2 Mercia Bromham
Ellisham 4-2 Bromham City
Leston Town 6-0 Middleton
Ousevale Borough 4-0 Ousevale Juniors
Avidia City 2-0 Dereapolis City
CFF Monthuez 1-4 Ashton Olympic
Royal Emberton 2-0 Notegia Rangers
Zoderby United 1-1 Norton (1-2 AET)
New Cefn Albion 1-1 Aigburth Athletic (2-1 AET)
Stanton Town 2-0 Oustia
Emberton Reds 3-1 Locomotive Wolverton
Cordell City 1-0 Fenwick Town
Adanac City 1-5 Avidia United
Sladehill Rovers 1-2 Buyon
Beckton Supermarine 2-0 Bradwell Saints
Bletcham Devils 2-0 Penniton United


MATCHDAY 19
A mark of the Navies' progress this season can be seen in the Bromham derby. OK, so they lost, but were competitive throughout, and Mercia were very much made to earn their three points. They're still only a point clear at the top, though, with the Abbia Mersa derby going Stanton's way, and Casuals breezing past Derry.

Just behind, meanwhile, Caledon and United end up getting in each other's way, resulting in a one-all draw which helps neither side.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia United 1-1 Caledon Simpson
Beckton Supermarine 1-6 Ousevale Borough
Casuals Osteria 3-0 Dereapolis City
Emberton Hibernians 7-2 CFF Monthuez
Emberton Reds 3-2 Sandwell Rangers
Leston Town 2-0 Penniton United
Notegia Rangers 1-0 Ashton Olympic
Oustia 1-2 Royal Emberton
SUNDAY
Bromham City 0-2 Mercia Bromham
Stanton Town 1-0 Bradwell Saints


Table after MD19:
Pos Team                      P   W  D   L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Mercia Bromham 19 12 4 3 42 25 +17 40
2 Casuals Osteria 19 12 3 4 36 17 +19 39
3 Stanton Town 19 12 3 4 29 17 +12 39
4 Caledon Simpson 19 11 3 5 43 25 +18 36

5 Emberton Reds 19 11 3 5 36 25 +11 36
6 Ousevale Borough 19 10 4 5 40 24 +16 34
7 Avidia United 19 9 3 7 41 32 +9 30
8 Ashton Olympic 19 8 4 7 25 18 +7 28
9 Royal Emberton 19 8 4 7 34 28 +6 28
10 Leston Town 19 7 6 6 23 22 +1 27
11 Bromham City 19 8 3 8 26 29 -3 27
12 Emberton Hibernians 19 6 7 6 25 24 +1 25
13 Bradwell Saints 19 7 4 8 26 41 -15 25
14 Sandwell Rangers 19 5 8 6 21 21 +0 23
15 Beckton Supermarine 19 6 5 8 21 30 -9 23
16 Dereapolis City 19 5 7 7 15 21 -6 22
17 Notegia Rangers 19 4 4 11 9 25 -16 16
18 CFF Monthuez 19 4 2 13 14 35 -21 14
19 Oustia 19 3 2 14 8 27 -19 11
20 Penniton United 19 1 3 15 12 40 -28 6
"I revel in the nonsense; it's why I'm in Anaia."
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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Postby Krytenia » Thu Mar 10, 2022 5:33 pm

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SEASON XXII - PART FOUR


MATCHDAY 20
Mercia and Stanton both pick up wins...but behind them?

Thirty car pile-up.

Casuals drop the ball at home to Beckton, Caledon are downed by Hibs, Emberton Reds...are Emberton Reds, whilst Avidia United have another "draw that helps no-one" at the Southern Arena.

Those Challengers' Cup spaces are looking well and truly up for grabs right now.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bradwell Saints 1-2 Mercia Bromham
Caledon Simpson 1-2 Emberton Hibernians
Casuals Osteria 1-2 Beckton Supermarine
CFF Monthuez 0-2 Stanton Town
Dereapolis City 2-0 Notegia Rangers
Penniton United 0-0 Bromham City
Royal Emberton 3-2 Leston Town
Sandwell Rangers 0-2 Oustia
SUNDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-0 Emberton Reds
Ousevale Borough 0-0 Avidia United


MATCHDAY 21
Well, that's probably United's season over. Casuals did the dirty on them, keeping up their hopes of retaining the title as they stay third. Sadly for them, though, Mercia are untroubled at home to Monthuez, and Stanton ease through a potential banana skin against Caledon.

In other news, say it quietly, but Ousevale are not giving up on a title tilt just yet. Victory over Hibs may not have been pretty, but it does lift them into fourth spot.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bromham City 1-2 Bradwell Saints
Emberton Hibernians 0-1 Ousevale Borough
Emberton Reds 0-1 Dereapolis City
Leston Town 1-1 Sandwell Rangers
Mercia Bromham 2-0 CFF Monthuez
Notegia Rangers 0-1 Beckton Supermarine
Oustia 2-0 Ashton Olympic
Penniton United 1-1 Royal Emberton
SUNDAY
Avidia United 0-2 Casuals Osteria
Stanton Town 4-1 Caledon Simpson


MATCHDAY 22
Second plays fourth, but it's first who win out. Stanton's entertaining draw away to Ousevale allows Mercia to pull three points clear at the top; Casuals, meanwhile, keep pace with victory over Hibs. More importantly, it puts them six clear of the Tigers as the league begins to coalesce into a three-horse race.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 1-2 Leston Town
Beckton Supermarine 2-2 Emberton Reds
Casuals Osteria 3-1 Emberton Hibernians
CFF Monthuez 1-1 Bradwell Saints
Dereapolis City 2-0 Oustia
Notegia Rangers 0-1 Avidia United
Royal Emberton 2-0 Bromham City
Sandwell Rangers 1-0 Penniton United
SUNDAY
Caledon Simpson 2-4 Mercia Bromham
Ousevale Borough 2-2 Stanton Town


MATCHDAY 23
Saturday was very much the appetiser of the weekend, though not without incident as Emberton Reds do what they do best - choke - against the Eagles, and Caledon can't bring home the bacon in Bradwell.

Onto Super Sunday, then, as second play third whilst first and fourth meet in the Mercian Classic. The former sees the Dockers come out on top, whilst the latter sees Ousevale doing their damnedest to ensure their rivals don't win the title. A single goal of goal difference is now all that separates Stanton and Mercia at the top.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bromham City 0-1 CFF Monthuez
Royal Emberton 1-0 Sandwell Rangers
Bradwell Saints 3-1 Caledon Simpson
Penniton United 0-1 Ashton Olympic
Leston Town 2-2 Dereapolis City
Oustia 0-2 Beckton Supermarine
Emberton Hibernians 2-2 Notegia Rangers
Emberton Reds 1-2 Avidia United
SUNDAY
Mercia Bromham 0-2 Ousevale Borough
Stanton Town 2-0 Casuals Osteria


MATCHDAY 24
Monthuez...we're not sure what you did to Caledon to upset them, but apparently they took it personally. The Lions thump an eye-watering eleven past the men from the mountains, hauling themselves up into fifth in the process.

Meanwhile, Casuals and Mercia scrap out an unhelpful draw, allowing Stanton to snatch top spot with a two-nil victory in the south-east.

Oh, and Bradwell ship five at the Southern Arena because Bradwell.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-1 Royal Emberton
Avidia United 1-1 Oustia
Beckton Supermarine 2-0 Leston Town
Caledon Simpson 11-1 CFF Monthuez
Dereapolis City 1-1 Penniton United
Notegia Rangers 0-2 Stanton Town
Ousevale Borough 5-1 Bradwell Saints
Sandwell Rangers 2-1 Bromham City
SUNDAY
Casuals Osteria 1-1 Mercia Bromham
Emberton Reds 1-2 Emberton Hibernians


KFA CUP - ROUND FOUR
Could we have an all-Emberton final? It's certainly on the cards. Royals had few problems against Leston, whilst the Reds had a rare not-choke against Ousevale.

Elsewhere, there's credit to Buyon, who gave Stanton a run for their money at the Harbour Stadium, and a well done to promotion chasing Bletcham and fellow Division One side Norton, who both beat lower division former Prem sides to advance to the last eight.

Royal Emberton 3-1 Leston Town
Norton 1-1 New Cefn Albion (2-1 AET)
Stanton Town 1-0 Buyon
Ashton Olympic 1-0 Avidia City
Beckton Supermarine 1-2 Avidia United
Mercia Bromham 4-0 Cordell City
Ellisham 0-0 Bletcham Devils (0-0 AET, 4-5 PKs)
Emberton Reds 1-0 Ousevale Borough


MATCHDAY 25
Stanton come for the service, but stay for the legroom. Victory over the Reds, combined with defeat for Mercia - Notegia once again having their East Mercian rivals' number - puts them five clear at the top.

Just behind, Casuals crap the bed at Abbey Road, allowing Ousevale to overtake them into third place.

On a related note, ignore the ominous music. I'm sure it's nothing.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bromham City 1-1 Caledon Simpson
CFF Monthuez 0-3 Ousevale Borough
Leston Town 1-0 Avidia United
Mercia Bromham 1-2 Notegia Rangers
Oustia 0-2 Emberton Hibernians
Penniton United 0-1 Beckton Supermarine
Royal Emberton 1-0 Dereapolis City
Sandwell Rangers 0-2 Ashton Olympic
SUNDAY
Bradwell Saints 4-2 Casuals Osteria
Stanton Town 2-1 Emberton Reds


MATCHDAY 26
Oustia, you cheeky buggers. A clean sheet and a well-earned point against Stanton compresses the top of the table, with Mercia, Ousevale, and Casuals all winning.

Unfortunately for Oustia, one point wasn't enough to get them forward motion, as Notegia's win over Bradwell means the team from the Silver Valley are now four points from safety.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 0-0 Bromham City
Avidia United 2-0 Penniton United
Beckton Supermarine 1-1 Royal Emberton
Casuals Osteria 3-2 CFF Monthuez
Dereapolis City 4-1 Sandwell Rangers
Emberton Hibernians 2-1 Leston Town
Notegia Rangers 2-0 Bradwell Saints
Oustia 0-0 Stanton Town
SUNDAY
Emberton Reds 1-3 Mercia Bromham
Ousevale Borough 2-0 Caledon Simpson


Table after MD26:
Pos Team                      P   W  D   L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Stanton Town 26 17 5 4 43 21 +22 56
2 Mercia Bromham 26 16 5 5 55 34 +21 53
3 Ousevale Borough 26 15 6 5 55 27 +28 51
4 Casuals Osteria 26 15 4 7 48 29 +19 49

5 Royal Emberton 26 12 6 8 44 34 +10 42
6 Avidia United 26 12 5 9 47 37 +10 41
7 Ashton Olympic 26 12 5 9 33 23 +10 41
8 Caledon Simpson 26 12 4 10 60 42 +18 40
9 Beckton Supermarine 26 11 7 8 32 34 -2 40
10 Emberton Hibernians 26 10 8 8 36 33 +3 38
11 Emberton Reds 26 11 4 11 42 39 +3 37
12 Dereapolis City 26 9 9 8 27 26 +1 36
13 Leston Town 26 9 8 9 32 33 -1 35
14 Bradwell Saints 26 10 5 11 38 55 -17 35
15 Sandwell Rangers 26 7 9 10 26 32 -6 30
16 Bromham City 26 8 6 12 29 37 -8 30
17 Notegia Rangers 26 6 5 15 15 34 -19 23
18 Oustia 26 5 4 17 13 34 -21 19
19 CFF Monthuez 26 5 3 18 19 57 -38 18
20 Penniton United 26 1 6 19 14 47 -33 9
"I revel in the nonsense; it's why I'm in Anaia."
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XXII - PART FIVE


MATCHDAY 27
Stanton are, it would seem, in no mood to give up the title after last season's disastrous run-in, as Leston found to their cost. Frustratingly for the Dockers, though, Mercia are equally determined to get their hands round the trophy, and the gap remains at three.

Behind them, meanwhile, Ousevale's underwhelming display at the Midland Stadium allows the reigning champions to draw level with them on points in the race for third.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 5-1 Dereapolis City
Bradwell Saints 1-2 Emberton Reds
Bromham City 1-1 Ousevale Borough
CFF Monthuez 0-2 Notegia Rangers
Leston Town 0-3 Stanton Town
Mercia Bromham 2-0 Oustia
Penniton United 1-4 Emberton Hibernians
Sandwell Rangers 1-2 Beckton Supermarine
SUNDAY
Caledon Simpson 1-3 Casuals Osteria
Royal Emberton 4-4 Avidia United


MATCHDAY 28
We've become used to the big guns eviscerating the Saints, but what we've learned this week is that Oustia really want to stay up. Sadly for them, Notegia also won, and the Silvermen remain seven points from safety.

At the business end of the table, Leston play fair and lose to Mercia by the same scoreline as the one against Stanton last week. Speaking of Stanton, they make short work of hopeless Penniton, whilst Casuals take down Ousevale in a result that pretty much buries any forlorn hopes the Tigers had of winning the title.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia United 0-1 Sandwell Rangers
Beckton Supermarine 0-2 Ashton Olympic
Dereapolis City 1-0 Bromham City
Emberton Reds 1-1 CFF Monthuez
Leston Town 0-3 Mercia Bromham
Notegia Rangers 2-1 Caledon Simpson
Oustia 6-0 Bradwell Saints
Stanton Town 2-0 Penniton United
SUNDAY
Casuals Osteria 2-1 Ousevale Borough
Emberton Hibernians 3-0 Royal Emberton


MATCHDAY 29
Stanton's win against the Royals keeps them top, but it's Mercia stealing the headlines with a crushing seven-nil win over Penniton. The Pennies could be relegated as early as next week if results go against them.

Notegia, meanwhile, are doing their best to get some separation between them and the bottom three. Helping in this regard is an impressive away win against the tailspinning Tigers.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-2 Avidia United
Bradwell Saints 2-2 Leston Town
Bromham City 0-1 Casuals Osteria
Caledon Simpson 2-0 Emberton Reds
CFF Monthuez 1-1 Oustia
Dereapolis City 1-0 Beckton Supermarine
Ousevale Borough 0-1 Notegia Rangers
Sandwell Rangers 1-0 Emberton Hibernians
SUNDAY
Penniton United 0-7 Mercia Bromham
Royal Emberton 1-2 Stanton Town


MATCHDAY 30
The red ribbons aren't quite ready to adorn the Gabriel Kennedy Trophy quite yet, but they're probably on their way out of storage. A thrilling match at the Cygnus was brilliant for both the neutrals and the Dockers, with Royal Emberton winning by the odd goal in seven to put Stanton six points clear.

Indeed, Mercia may be looking over their shoulders, with Casuals' win over Notegia putting the Miners a solitary point behind the Midlanders.

Results:
SATURDAY
Beckton Supermarine 1-1 Bromham City
Notegia Rangers 0-2 Casuals Osteria
Avidia United 2-1 Dereapolis City
Emberton Hibernians 3-2 Ashton Olympic
Oustia 0-1 Caledon Simpson
Stanton Town 1-0 Sandwell Rangers
Leston Town 2-0 CFF Monthuez
Penniton United 1-3 Bradwell Saints
SUNDAY
Emberton Reds 1-4 Ousevale Borough
Mercia Bromham 3-4 Royal Emberton


KFA CUP - QUARTER-FINALS
The Division One flag is finally lowered, with Avidia United managing to slay the Devils, and Norton powerless against a rampant Mercia side. The capital, meanwhile, is still represented by two sides; the double is up in smoke as Stanton are downed at the Isserson, with Ashton taking an extra half hour to be defeated up the road against the Royals.

Emberton Reds 1-0 Stanton Town
Mercia Bromham 3-0 Norton
Bletcham Devils 0-1 Avidia United
Royal Emberton 1-1 Ashton Olympic (2-1 AET)


MATCHDAY 31
Krytenia may be in Anaia, but it's AO making life interesting. Ashton Olympic, that is; their win against the leaders means Mercia halve the gap thanks to their win the previous day against Sandwell. Casuals, too, are keeping their hat in the ring; it does help that they played a Reds side that have quietly sunk the thirteenth.

At the bottom? Hold on to your hats, because Penniton United actually won. Away. OK, so it's against nineteenth-placed CFF Monthuez, but three points are three points, and it means Penniton aren't quite mathematically down. Admittedly, though, they're down shy of getting Margaret to play centre-mid.

Results:
SATURDAY
Beckton Supermarine 0-2 Avidia United
Bromham City 3-0 Notegia Rangers
Caledon Simpson 2-2 Leston Town
CFF Monthuez 1-2 Penniton United
Dereapolis City 1-2 Emberton Hibernians
Ousevale Borough 2-1 Oustia
Royal Emberton 3-4 Bradwell Saints
Sandwell Rangers 0-2 Mercia Bromham
SUNDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-0 Stanton Town
Casuals Osteria 2-0 Emberton Reds


MATCHDAY 32
Tanner Macrobb, you little heartbreaker. The Audioslavian-born midfielder crushed Penniton's faint hopes of staying up with a late equaliser, and the blue and orange will be touring the grounds of Division One again next season.

That's about the only excitement, mind, as the top three all graft three points out of their respective opponents.

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia United 1-2 Bromham City
Bradwell Saints 2-0 Sandwell Rangers
Emberton Hibernians 2-1 Beckton Supermarine
Emberton Reds 2-0 Notegia Rangers
Leston Town 0-4 Ousevale Borough
Oustia 0-1 Casuals Osteria
Penniton United 1-1 Caledon Simpson - Penniton United are relegated
Royal Emberton 2-1 CFF Monthuez
SUNDAY
Mercia Bromham 3-1 Ashton Olympic
Stanton Town 1-0 Dereapolis City


Table after MD32:
Pos Team                      P   W  D   L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Stanton Town 32 22 5 5 52 24 +28 71
2 Mercia Bromham 32 21 5 6 75 39 +36 68
3 Casuals Osteria 32 21 4 7 59 31 +28 67
4 Ousevale Borough 32 18 7 7 67 33 +34 61

5 Emberton Hibernians 32 15 8 9 50 39 +11 53
6 Ashton Olympic 32 15 6 11 47 32 +15 51
7 Avidia United 32 14 7 11 58 47 +11 49
8 Royal Emberton 32 14 7 11 58 51 +7 49
9 Caledon Simpson 32 14 6 12 68 50 +18 48
10 Bradwell Saints 32 13 6 13 50 69 -19 45
11 Emberton Reds 32 13 5 14 48 49 -1 44
12 Beckton Supermarine 32 12 8 12 36 43 -7 44
13 Dereapolis City 32 11 9 12 32 36 -4 42
14 Leston Town 32 10 10 12 38 47 -9 40
15 Bromham City 32 10 8 14 36 42 -6 38
16 Sandwell Rangers 32 9 9 14 29 39 -10 36
17 Notegia Rangers 32 9 5 18 20 42 -22 32
18 Oustia 32 6 5 21 21 41 -20 23
19 CFF Monthuez 32 5 5 22 23 67 -44 20
20 Penniton United 32 2 7 23 19 65 -46 13 R
"I revel in the nonsense; it's why I'm in Anaia."
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XXII - PART SIX


MATCHDAY 33
Hibs were fifth at the start of the weekend. Safe to say, United took that personally.

Above them, it's starting to look like last season all over again. Mercia blink against Derry, and Casuals take advantage to leapfrog them into second. Stanton, meanwhile, extended their advantage from three to four points courtesy of a win over Beckton in the Ports Derby.

Also, for God's sake Ousevale, they're already down!

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 2-1 Bradwell Saints
Avidia United 8-1 Emberton Hibernians
Bromham City 0-3 Emberton Reds
Caledon Simpson 1-0 Royal Emberton
Casuals Osteria 1-0 Leston Town
Notegia Rangers 0-1 Oustia
Ousevale Borough 6-2 Penniton United
Sandwell Rangers 3-1 CFF Monthuez
SUNDAY
Beckton Supermarine 0-2 Stanton Town
Dereapolis City 1-1 Mercia Bromham


MATCHDAY 34
The sun goes down over the mountains as Monthuez' loss away to Ashton drops them into the abyss alongside Penniton.

Speaking of the Pennies, they've clearly peaced out for the season, shipping half a dozen for the second week in a row. Casuals are the beneficiaries this week, keeping the pressure on Stanton, who beat United to stay four points in front.

Results:
SATURDAY
Bradwell Saints 1-2 Dereapolis City
CFF Monthuez 0-2 Ashton Olympic - CFF Monthuez are relegated
Emberton Hibernians 2-0 Bromham City
Leston Town 0-2 Notegia Rangers
Mercia Bromham 2-2 Beckton Supermarine
Oustia 4-3 Emberton Reds
Penniton United 0-6 Casuals Osteria
Sandwell Rangers 3-1 Caledon Simpson
SUNDAY
Royal Emberton 1-1 Ousevale Borough
Stanton Town 2-1 Avidia United


MATCHDAY 35
Oustia have been desperately trying to keep their head in the game, but Bromham City is exactly the side they need to take three points from to stay up.

They did not do this.

The Silvermen are now seven points behind Notegia with three games to play, and it looks like the honeymoon is finally over at Argent Field.

At the other end, the top three all win, and it means that if results go their way, Stanton can wrap up the title next week.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 3-2 Caledon Simpson
Beckton Supermarine 0-0 Bradwell Saints
Bromham City 1-0 Oustia
Dereapolis City 1-1 CFF Monthuez
Emberton Hibernians 0-1 Stanton Town
Emberton Reds 0-3 Leston Town
Notegia Rangers 1-1 Penniton United
Ousevale Borough 4-1 Sandwell Rangers
SUNDAY
Avidia United 0-2 Mercia Bromham
Casuals Osteria 1-0 Royal Emberton


MATCHDAY 36
Avidia United's display against Bradwell was the hallmark of a title contender. Unfortunately for the Eagles, they're eighteen points behind Stanton in seventh spot. Bit late, guys.

Speaking of which, Casuals' win at South Road meant the title race would last at least another week, but the Dockers are now just one win from regaining the trophy after squeaking past Bromham City.

At the bottom, Oustia went down with a whimper at Lay's Road; not that it would have mattered, as Notegia's win over the Royals would have sent the Silvermen down anyway.

Results:
SATURDAY
Ashton Olympic 1-2 Ousevale Borough
Bradwell Saints 1-5 Avidia United
Caledon Simpson 3-0 Dereapolis City
CFF Monthuez 0-3 Beckton Supermarine
Leston Town 3-0 Oustia - Oustia are relegated
Mercia Bromham 3-0 Emberton Hibernians
Penniton United 0-2 Emberton Reds
Sandwell Rangers 0-2 Casuals Osteria
SUNDAY
Royal Emberton 0-1 Notegia Rangers
Stanton Town 1-0 Bromham City


KFA CUP - SEMI-FINALS
The all-Emberton final fails at the final hurdle, and it's the Reds who fail to make it. Hands up anyone who saw that coming.

If your hand is down, you fail Krytenian football.

At least the Royals got through, upsetting both sides of the Mercia Classic rivalry in the process. Mercia Bromham, of course, were their victims, whilst a United-Royals final assures that fourth place won't get a Challengers' Cup place. Or, in other words, Ousevale are SOL right now.

Results:
Emberton Reds 0-2 Avidia United (@ Bell Moor, Hastings)
Mercia Bromham 1-1 Royal Emberton (@ Harbour Stadium, Stanton)

MATCHDAY 37
Mercia Bromham may be out of the title race, but with Ousevale looking to pick their pocket for the second Challengers' cup place, they'll be damned if they're going to make it easy for the leaders at the Harbour Stadium. A one-all draw, if we're honest, suits neither side, especially with Casuals and Ousevale still winning.

So what this means for the title race is that Casuals, with superior goal difference, start the day two points behind Stanton. They travel to Dereapolis, whilst the Dockers will have to negotiate their Abbia Mersa rivals Bradwell at Abbey Road.

The Miners couldn't...could they?

Results:
SATURDAY
Avidia United 4-0 CFF Monthuez
Beckton Supermarine 2-1 Caledon Simpson
Bromham City 2-0 Leston Town
Dereapolis City 1-2 Ousevale Borough
Emberton Hibernians 2-1 Bradwell Saints
Emberton Reds 0-3 Royal Emberton
Notegia Rangers 1-0 Sandwell Rangers
Oustia 0-1 Penniton United
SUNDAY
Casuals Osteria 1-0 Ashton Olympic
Stanton Town 1-1 Mercia Bromham


Table after MD37:
Pos Team                      P   W   D   L For  Ag  +/- Pts
1 Stanton Town 37 26 6 5 59 26 +33 84 CLA*
2 Casuals Osteria 37 26 4 7 70 31 +39 82 CLA*
3 Mercia Bromham 37 23 8 6 84 43 +41 77

4 Ousevale Borough 37 22 8 7 82 39 +43 74 **
5 Ashton Olympic 37 18 6 13 55 38 +17 60
6 Emberton Hibernians 37 17 8 12 55 52 +3 59
7 Avidia United 37 17 7 13 76 53 +23 58 **
8 Caledon Simpson 37 16 6 15 76 58 +18 54
9 Royal Emberton 37 15 8 14 62 55 +7 53 **
10 Beckton Supermarine 37 14 10 13 43 48 -5 52
11 Emberton Reds 37 15 5 17 56 59 -3 50
12 Dereapolis City 37 12 11 14 37 44 -7 47
13 Leston Town 37 12 10 15 44 52 -8 46
14 Bradwell Saints 37 13 7 17 54 80 -26 46
15 Bromham City 37 12 8 17 39 48 -9 44
16 Sandwell Rangers 37 11 9 17 36 48 -12 42
17 Notegia Rangers 37 12 6 19 25 44 -19 42
18 Oustia 37 8 5 24 26 49 -23 29 R
19 CFF Monthuez 37 5 6 26 25 80 -55 21 R
20 Penniton United 37 3 8 26 23 80 -57 17 R


* Champions' LigAnaia spots awarded to top two finishers
** KFA Cup final is Avidia United v Royal Emberton; as such one of these sides, and not fourth place, will take a Challengers' Cup spot.
"I revel in the nonsense; it's why I'm in Anaia."
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XXII - THE FINALE


Tom Contares reports

15:00 - Welcome to KBS Sport's live feed of the final day of the Premier Division season, where it's all about first through fourth. The incumbents of top spot and the final Challengers' Cup place both have tricky derbies to negotiate...and if either of them slip up, the sharks are circling.

15:03 - First off, it's the title race. Stanton need to win in the Abbia Mersa derby, as Casuals' superior goal difference means that a point won't be enough if the Miners win. Bradwell, of course, would like nothing more than to deny their eternal rivals the title, so expect them to be up for this one. On Casuals' end of things, Dereapolis will be looking to avenge the three-nil reverse they suffered at Coalfields earlier in the season, but you'd still place the team from Osteria as the favourites. They'll be looking to secure the win, and then hope the Saints can do them a solid.

15:07 - With both cup finalists assured of finishing outside the top four, third place will be even more important this season as it means the difference between playing IFCF football and watching it at home on (boo hiss) TV3. With a three-point cushion, Mercia Bromham only need a draw to secure their spot in the Challengers' Cup; trouble is, their opponents are a Bromham City side who a) would like nothing more than taking their big brothers down a peg or two, and b) would love nothing more than doing it at the Cygnus. Ousevale, meanwhile, have the goal difference advantage should Mercia lose, and if their Matchday 19 display against today's opponents Beckton is anything to go by, they should have the three points in the bag, what with the Tigers winning six-one at Orange Street.

15:15 - Six other games are taking place today. We're expecting weakened sides for Avidia United (away to Caledon Simpson) and Royal Emberton (who entertain relegated Oustia), as both teams look towards next week's KFA Cup final. Penniton United will be looking to sign off their one-season stint in the Prem with a win over Leston, whilst fellow relegatees Monthuez have a score to settle at home to Hibs, having shipped seven in the reverse fixture. Ashton v Notegia and Sandwell v Reds rounds out our fixture list for the day.

15:26 - Here's an odd one for you; the Gabriel Kennedy Trophy is currently, of all places, at the Draconium Arena. Caversham aren't even in the division, let alone the title race; the ground is, however, approximately halfway between Bradwell and Dereapolis, and the plan is to plonk it on the chopper once we have an idea which way the title is going.

15:38 - Good news for Casuals fans; Alex Devereux has passed a fitness test today, and is named in the starting line-up. Eighteen-year-old James Vinsson, who impressed in last week's win over Ashton, keeps his place as veteran striker Alex Meitner drops to the bench.

15:55 - Five minutes to go till kickoff. You can almost touch the tension at Abbey Road. And the Cygnus Stadium.

16:00 - KICKOFF
Ten synchronised whistles, and we are off!

16:02 - GOAL. BRA 0-1 STA (A McQueen)
Stanton make an early statement in the title race. Tylê Kitri brings down Perry Tyler, the Poafmersian going into the book in the process, and Alistair McQueen pings a peach of a free-kick past Stephen Mason to put the Dockers in front. The helicopter's very much heading east as things stand.

16:06 - GOAL. MON 0-1 EMH (C Rafferty)
Ciaran Rafferty is an absolute hero of the red and gold, and he finishes off a quick passing sequence to put Hibs in front against the already doomed Monthuez.

16:10 - GOAL. MON 0-2 EMH (C Rafferty)
An absolute howler of a pass from goalkeeper Élie Jean-Jacques allows Rafferty in to smash home a second. Not the best of starts for Les Bleus, that's for sure.

16:11 - GOALS. REM 1-0 OUT (C Grieg), SAN 0-1 EMR (T Friðjónsson)
A scratch team it may be, but Royals' lesser lights are making the most of things, with Callum Grieg volleying home a Tom Forsyth cross. Whilst that's all happening, Torsten Friðjónsson is busy slotting home at South Road to give the Reds a well-deserved lead.

16:17 - GOAL. OUS 0-1 BEC (V Madrigal)
That wasn't in Ousevale's script. Needing a win, they fall asleep at the back, and Vic Madrigal latches on to a nice through ball from Gordon Mason to put the Mariners in front and Mercia in the box seat for third place.

16:18 - GOAL. DER 0-1 CAS (A Devereux)
Casuals are up for the title race, that's for sure. They've been on top at the County Ground from the get-go, and the pressure pays as Alex Devereux nods home from a corner to give the visitors the lead. Stanton still top as things stand, but they can't afford to slip now.

16:24 - GOALS. PEN 0-1 LES (D Watson), SIM 0-1 AVU (A Caan)
Synchronised goalscoring, because why not! Danny Watson heaps a fresh helping of misery on Penniton, whilst Aaron Caan puts away an excellent long-range effort for the Eagles in Simpson.

16:25 - GOAL. BRA 1-1 STA
It's scrappy as all hell, it's against the run of play, and it could just be a golden moment for Casuals. Stanton fail to properly clear a corner, and a messy goalmouth scramble eventually sees the ball at the feet of Leandro Mexilhões, and the Audioslavian shoots through the jumble sale of players in front of him to put Saints level. As it stands, the Miners will be retaining the title!

16:26 - GOAL. OUS 1-1 BEC (S Stringer)
Ousevale back on track in part, at least, as Scott Stringer fires home from range to equalise against Beckton. The lead didn't even last ten minutes for the Mariners.

16:28 - RED CARDS. ASH 0-0 NOT
Not what you want to see. David Capper's challenge was a bit...tasty, but Kevin Edwards knows better that to rise to it. Punches are thrown on both sides, and Capper and Edwards are both flashed the scarlet. Needless.

16:33 - GOAL. SIM 1-1 AVU (S Ellison)
Simon Ellison's missed a few weeks with a calf injury, but he's back on form, levelling at home to United.

16:34 - GOAL. MON 0-3 EMH (R Glass)
The white flag is well and truly up for Les Bleus, as Ronan Glass heads home from a Stephen Lebanque corner to make it three for Hibs.

16:38 - GOAL. BRA 1-2 STA (P Tyler)
Absolute scenes at Abbey Road as nobody decides to pick up Perry Tyler, who makes no mistake slotting the ball home. He's bundled by his team-mates as Stanton celebrate. Calm down, guys, the title's not won yet.

16:41 - DISALLOWED GOAL. MBR 0-0 BRC
Alun Belmwr thinks he's put Mercia in front in the Bromham derby, but the whistle's gone for a foul on City keeper Phil Longmarsh in the build-up. Sorry, Alun.


16:50 - HALF-TIME
Five minutes added on at the Rutian Ground thanks to the handbags and double red. We'll be back underway at five past five.

17:05 - KICK-OFF
We're back underway; Stanton and Mercia in the box seats as things stand.

17:06 - GOAL. BRA 1-3 STA (A Erisia)
That might well be game. Aenemare Erisia cements cult hero status, latching onto a McQueen pass before smashing the ball home. I don't see Bradwell scoring twice from here, to be honest.

17:08 - GOAL. BRA 2-3 STA (A Lyon)
Are you kidding me, Stanton? Alexander Lyon skips past a couple of defenders, clips the ball over Henri Tangganga, and it's suddenly squeaky bum time for the Dockers. Meanwhile, I've just been served a whopping great slice of humble pie.

17:10 - GOAL. OUS 2-1 BEC (A Stanton)
The turnaround is complete at the Southern Arena, as Amelia Stanton curls a beauty into the bottom corner. One goal for Bromham City and the Tigers are heading for the IFCF competitions.

17:14 - GOAL. SAN 0-2 EMR (T Friðjónsson)
The Græntfjaller has his second of the game, and it's looking rosy for the Reds.

17:16 - GOAL. REM 2-0 OUT (H Ramis)
That's a first ever goal for young Harry Ramis as the reserves look to bag all three points against relegated Oustia.

17:17 - GOAL. OUS 2-2 BEC (G Zaffi)
Shocking defending from a Beckton corner allows Graham Zaffi to drift in unmarked and nod home the equaliser. Ousevale have let too many games slip this season, and this could be another at a crucial time.

17:23 - GOAL. MBR 0-1 BRC (S Lewis)
Derek Prentice thumps one into the clouds, it comes down to Steve Lewis chasing like a greyhound, he slots it past the Mercia 'keeper, and you can hear a pin drop at the Cygnus. Ousevale just need to find the net again, and they'll be third.

17:30 - PENALTY, RED CARD. BRA 2-3 STA
Callum Cordello has mad an absolute hash of that. He's bundled down Tamara Lincoln in the box, it's a clear goalscoring opportunity, and he's got to go. If this goes in, Casuals are in the box seat.

17:31 - OH DEAR. BRA 2-3 STA
There's no sugar-coating this; Gary Williamson has absolutely skied that penalty. The ball's on its way to Stanton, and at the moment, so is the title.

17:34 - GOAL. SAN 0-3 EMR (M Swanmore)
Minerva Swanmore puts the cherry on it for the Reds.

17:35 - GOAL. REM 3-0 OUT (H Ramis)
On this performance, you can see why Oustia are going down. Ramis takes advantage of the Silvermen mentally checking out to bag a brace.

17:37 - GOAL. SAN 1-3 EMR (F Wynn)
Freddy Wynn scores in a game that, if we're honest, has been over as a contest for about twenty minutes.

17:42 - GOAL. REM 4-0 OUT (H Ramis)
Harry Ramis opened his league account twenty-five minutes or so ago; he now has a hat-trick. We're not going to miss Oustia, I fear.

17:44 - DISALLOWED GOAL. BRA 2-3 STA
Gary Williamson tries to make up for his godawful penalty, but his run is a smidge too early, and Stanton fans breathe a sigh of relief. The Dockers are clinging on at the moment, to be honest.

17:46 - GOAL. SIM 1-2 AVU (B Jordan)
Brendan Jordan all but wraps up the points for United.

17:49 - GOAL. MBR 0-2 BRC (A Harvey)
Mercia scramble for an equaliser, City catch them on the break, and Adam Harvey gives the Navies a massive win at the Cygnus. Mercia need the whistle at the Southern Arena.

17:52 - GOAL. DER 0-2 CAS (E Mišalko)
Emil Mišalko secures the win for Casuals, a fact that's confirmed by the referee calling time seconds after the restart. Still three minutes of added time at Abbey Road; Casuals need a Bradwell goal.

17:55 - HITS THE POST. BRA 2-3 STA
Never mind the kitchen sink, Bradwell are throwing the entire catering department at Stanton. Lincoln hits the post with a thundering strike, the ball is thumped clear, that could be it...

17:51 - FULL TIME
And Stanton do indeed hold on to take the title! Casuals finish second and will rue their poor early season form, whilst Mercia end up in the Challengers' Cup mainly because Ousevale couldn't put away a mediocre Beckton side. High drama, and congratulations Stanton!

Ashton Olympic 0-0 Notegia Rangers
Bradwell Saints 2-3 Stanton Town - Stanton Town are champions
Caledon Simpson 1-2 Avidia United
CFF Monthuez 0-3 Emberton Hibernians
Dereapolis City 0-2 Casuals Osteria
Mercia Bromham 0-2 Bromham City
Ousevale Borough 2-2 Beckton Supermarine
Penniton United 0-1 Leston Town
Royal Emberton 4-0 Oustia
Sandwell Rangers 1-3 Emberton Reds
"I revel in the nonsense; it's why I'm in Anaia."
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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SEASON XXIII PREVIEW


Not sure who to support? Have a look here - there's everything you need to know about every team that's played in the Revival Era of the O-League; that's Season 14 onwards.

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Home Colours: Oxblood shirts, cream shorts, oxblood socks
Away Colours: Amber and cream striped shirts, oxblood shorts, amber socks
Ground: The Rutian Grounds (56,066)
Nickname: The Bears – an animal long associated with the city of Ashton.
Manager: Eric Saunders (48)


Last Season: 7th

Overview: Ashton Olympic have taken a while to rise towards the top table, but they're definitely an established big team nowadays. A slow burn of consolidation led to Olympic shocking the established order in Season 16 by winning the title. Another title followed in Season 18, but since then it's been a case of being on the outside looking in as far as the top spots go.

Prediction: The Bears look solid at the back, and will be a hard team to gather points from, but lack the attacking bite to mount a full-on title challenge. 7th

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Home Colours: Sky blue shirts, navy socks and shorts.
Away Colours: All gold.
Ground: Carstairs Park (74,305)
Nickname: The Eagles – the vestigial tail of a brief renaming experiment. United is also used.
Manager: Angél Santiago (45)

Last Season: 6th

Overview: Being the only one of the “Big Three” not owned by a Mercian bajillionaire, Avidia United have become the second team of many fans who put themselves in the Anyone But Borough And Bromham camp. To be fair, they're not exactly strapped for cash themselves, and have a pretty good youth development system, so they have the chops to back it up. Anything less than a proper tilt at the title will be regarded as failure for the fans.

Prediction: With the frankly quite scary triumvirate of Esteban Salvador, Gil Sanchez, and Ryan Costello looking to run roughshod over opponents, United are going to take some stopping. 1st

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Home Colours: Blue shirts with white band, white shorts, orange socks.
Away Colours: Orange and white gradiated shirts, orange shorts, white socks.
Ground: Orange Street (37,665)
Nickname: The Mariners – Beckton's an old harbour city on the shores of the Beck.
Manager: David Gallagher (42)

Last Season: 11th

Overview: Beckton basically catapulted themselves into the national consciousness thanks to one great cup run. They've built on it well, though, investing wisely to morph from a lower-division footnote to a mid-table - and occasionally top six - side. Despite this, Mariners fans still pinch themselves every season they finish outside of the relegation zone.

Prediction: The definition of "solid but unspectacular. Will be a thorn in the side when you least expect it, but otherwise pretty mid-table. 11th

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Home Colours: Dark green shirts, white shorts, dark green socks.
Away Colours: White shirts with black cross, dark green shorts, black socks.
Ground: Abbey Road (47,260)
Nickname: The Saints – that part of their moniker comes from their origins as St Petroc's FC, a church recreational side.
Manager: Simon Harvey (47)

Last Season: 15th

Overview: Bradwell Saints are the epitome of mid-table. Able to produce talent, but not necessarily hold onto it, Saints plough a nice furrow between the big boys and the dogfight, though they'd rather be finishing above rivals Stanton than below, as has been the case in recent seasons. Don't mention who won the title last season if you value your extremities.

Prediction: Robert Gorman must wonder what he's done wrong to struggle with some of this lot. Should avoid the drop though. Just. 16th

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Home Colours: Navy shirts, white shorts, navy socks.
Away Colours: White shirts with red chevron, navy shorts, white socks.
Third Colours: Red shirts with white sash, red shorts, red socks.
Ground: Midland Stadium (79,256)
Nickname: The Navies - navy blue shirts, after all. Also City.
Manager: Shaun Downey (46)

Last Season: 13th

Overview: Originally the big dogs in Bromham, Mercia's ruthlessness in search for success has seen City somewhat left behind. Fans see the club as Bromham's "true" team.

Prediction: They may not have any star power, but the team is well-balanced and more than the sum of its modest parts. Comfortably mid-table. 12th

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Home Colours: Navy shirts, purple shorts, navy socks
Away Colours: Yellow and pink diamond patterned shirts, yellow shorts, pink socks
Ground: Walton Gardens (55,208)
Nickname: Caley – short for Caledon. Also the Lions, from their badge.
Manager: Samuel Scott (52)

Last Season: 9th

Overview: Simpson is traditionally the home of Krytenia's ethnically Caledonian community, and this is reflected in the identity and colours of their hometown club. Most well known for winning the AOCL in the days way, way before the O-League. Now hoping their current squad can lead them back to relevance.

Prediction: A team with great potential, albeit one where this season may be a bit soon. 9th

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Home Colours: Blue and amber striped shirts, amber shorts, blue and amber socks.
Away Colours: Silver and charcoal shirts, charcoal shorts, silver socks.
Ground: New Coalfields (71,119)
Nickname: The Miners – Osteria was built on the coalmining industry, though steelworking is now the biggest employer.
Manager: Marcus Frankel (41)

Last Season: 2st

Overview: Casuals fans are nothing if not entertained. The team are famed for their swashbuckling style, matched only by their unpredictability. This is the team, after all, that escaped relegation in the last minute of the season, and finished third the very next year. Half the fun of watching the men in blue and amber is trying to guess exactly which one will turn up. That being said, they do seem to have decided actually, yes, they would like to be a powerhouse after all.

Prediction: Ryan Holtz and Simon Masari will look to control the game in the middle of the park; if someone can step up and bag goals, they could be restoring the blue and amber ribbons to the trophy. Big if though. 2nd

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Home Colours: Orange shirts, green shorts, orange shorts.
Away Colours: Black and green gradiated shirts, green shorts, black socks.
Ground: Draconium Arena (66,592)
Nickname: The Dragons – considered a powerful symbol to build the team identity around. Also the Glassmen, from the local glassmaking industry.
Manager: Arthur Jones (51)

Last Season: 2nd, Division One

Overview: Caversham live in the limbo between the bottom six of the Prem and the top three of Division One. They're looking to change that for Season 23, though, with a new badge, a change in primary shirt colour from green to orange, and a new sponsor. Time will tell if any of this actually helps, of course.

Prediction: Have quietly put together a few nice pieces at the Draconium. Should be well clear of the trapdoor. 13th

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Home Colours: Purple shirts, white shorts, purple socks.
Away Colours: White shirts with black sash, black shorts, black socks.
Ground: County Ground (44,181)
Nickname: The Derries - "Dereapolis" is a bit of a mouthful, so the city is often shortened to just "Derry".
Manager: James Hatton (58)

Last Season: 14th

Overview: Forever having the title of Nova Mercia's first league title winner, though this was many iterations of the national league ago. For a long time best known for being a second tier stalwart, they're now desperately trying to establish themselves in the top flight. Going up in Season 20 and replacing rivals Leston didn't hurt in that regard.

Prediction: Will probably be sweating until the final day; Marcus Snead's goals should keep them up, though. 17th

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Home Colours: Red shirts, gold shorts, red socks.
Away Colours: Green shirts, white shorts, orange socks.
Ground: Paschal Park (29,012)
Nickname: Hibs - short for Hibernians.
Manager: Aiden O'Leary (39)

Last Season: 5th

Overview: Sorthern - or more broadly, ethnically Irish - and proud, Emberton Hibernians originally carried the name Emberton Sorthern before deciding to widen the net. Reaching the top flight has been a long road, and they intend to stay there. An eighth place in Season 22, followed by finishing fifth last season, is a strong statement in this regard.

Prediction: On the one hand, exciting talent. On the other, very competitive top half. Could be squeezed out a little. 8th

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Home Colours: Red shirts with black panel, white shorts, red socks.
Away Colours: All black.
Ground: Isserson Olympic Stadium (196,340)
Nickname: The Reds – can't think why.
Manager: Alistair Schwartzel (50)

Last Season: 10th

Overview: Always the bridesmaids, never the brides (except that one time). Somehow, Emberton Reds seem to find fresh and interesting ways to fail to live up to their potential. Their choke jobs are legendary, and you can tell a Reds fan in February by the glassy look to their eyes as their beloved team once again throw away a promising season.

Prediction: May choke earlier than usual. 10th

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Home Colours: Blue shirts, white shorts, blue socks.
Away Colours: Black shirts with blue band, blue shorts, black socks.
Ground: Lay's Road (39,981)
Nickname: The Gears – Leston is the industrial heartland of the Nova Mercia region that makes up the south of the country.
Manager: Adam Ellis (44)

Last Season: 12th

Overview: A hard working team from a hard working town. Leston won't ever win awards for stylish football, but they've engendered a great team ethic and have an experienced squad capable of turning heads.

Prediction: Typical workaday Leston means typical lower mid-table finish. 14th

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Home Colours: White and navy striped shirts, navy shorts, white and navy socks
Away Colours: Red shirts with navy sleeves, navy shorts, red socks
Ground: Cygnus Stadium (105,013)
Nickname: The Midlanders – the Midland river flows through Bromham, past the stadium.
Manager: Andrew Dunn (39)

Last Season: 3rd

Overview: Oh, Mercia. They're probably the most hated team in the league, and it's not really their fault. The problem, rather, is the Swann family, who have a reputation for being rather...unscrupulous in their business dealings whilst also just happening to own the club. Then again, when you own the largest company in Krytenia, you can afford to be a little less ethical - just don't be surprised when it blows up in your face and the rest of the league laughs at you.

Prediction: Not a vintage Mercia side, but still a team you wouldn't want to play every week. 5th

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Home Colours: Yellow and green quartered shirts, green shorts, green and yellow socks.
Away Colours: All dark grey.
Ground: QES Stadium (31,502)
Nickname: The Hillmen - from the hill Neathill was built on top of.
Manager: Simeon Giacomelli (46)

Last Season: 1st, Division One

Overview: Stalwarts of the second tier, Neathill do have the occasional single-season sojourns in the Premier. Or two seasons, that one time.

Prediction: Going full Bettia with your kits is a bad idea when a thirs of the division play in some variation on red. Not looking promising. 19th

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Home Colours: Red shirts, white shorts, red socks.
Away Colours: All yellow.
Ground: Knott Crescent (50,552)
Nickname: Rangers – because of course it is.
Manager: Jonathan Thorneycroft (66)

Last Season: 16th

Overview: Unusual in the O-League for not having their city name in their title, Notegia Rangers are based in Tyfield, in the historic county of Notegia. Won the title in a prior iteration of the league; nowadays somewhere between the bottom six of the Premier and the top six of Division One.

Prediction: Have enough to keep their heads above water, without seriously troubling the big-to-medium-sized boys. 15th

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Home Colours: All white.
Away Colours: Gold shirts, black shorts, gold socks.
Ground: Southern Arena (91,093)
Nickname: The Tigers – formerly the White Tigers but later shortened. Alternatively just Boro is fine.
Manager: David Gould (59)

Last Season: 4th

Overview: Long-time followers will need no introduction to these lot. They are, without a doubt, the most successful side in Krytenian football. Former home team of Valrauncion. Like Mercia, are owned by a minted Mercian family; the difference, though, is that the Spencer family remember they're human beings. Their property empire includes a litany of government contracts that have led to the nation having probably the best social housing stock in Calania. They're also not afraid to splash the cash on the team, as anyone who remembers the Tigers teams of the past will attest.

Prediction: Between this lot and Mercia, the South have lost their way slightly. We think the Tigers will finish above their rivals, at least. 4th

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Home Colours: Wine and navy halved shirts, navy shorts, wine socks.
Away Colours: Silver shirts, wine shorts, navy socks.
Third Colours: All mint green with wine and navy stripe on shirts.
Ground: Oxley Park (53,882)
Nickname: The Royals or Pats – first is obvious, second is from one of their previous names.
Manager: Jonas Skarsgaard (49)

Last Season: 8th

Overview: Emberton's other team are probably the only one in the league that needs to know the plural of “identity crisis”. Formed as Everton City Patriots, their first name change was a forced one when the capital became Emberton; a few seasons later they became simply Krytenia Emberton. During the West Starblaydi regime they were known as Emberton Oxley – for obvious reasons – before becoming Royal Emberton after the Restoration. Despite all the changes of name, though, the lion badge and unique colour pallette remained constant - until a change of logo in Season 23. Sadly, the team's consistency is more in line with the name than the kits.

Prediction: Could - for once - actually be Emberton's top dogs this season...for all it's worth. 7th

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Home Colours: Green and yelllow hooped shirts, yellow shorts, green socks.
Away Colours: Blue and white hooped shirts, white shorts, blue socks.
Ground: South Road (32,240)
Nickname: Rangers – pretty obvious, really.
Manager: Christian Mathias (43)

Last Season: 13th

Overview: Sandwell have never been a big name in Krytenian football, but surprisingly found themselves in the top flight for Season Sixteen. Despite widely being expected to go straight back down, Rangers confounded the critics by staying up comfortably. Now a part of the furniture, albeit more like a chair that you found in a charity shop that you like despite it going with precisely nothing else in the room.

Prediction: Lack the strength of other mid-table teams; is this finally the season the clock strikes midnight? 18th

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Home Colours: Red and blue hooped shirts, white shorts, red and blue socks.
Away Colours: White shirts, green shorts, black socks.
Ground: The Mound (56,137)
Nickname: The Hoops, from their kits.
Manager: Jack Keane (49)

Last Season: 3rd, Division One

Overview: Secklow were mainstays in the early years of the O-League, seemingly forgotten - until now. Built on a hardworking team ethic rather than stars, will look to be a general nuisance.

Prediction: It's a project more than anything else at the Mound. Will go down, but expect them to come back strong for Season 25. 20th

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Home Colours: Red shirts, white shorts, blue socks.
Away Colours: White shirts with red cross, black shorts, red socks.
Third Colours: Blue shirts and shorts, white socks.
Ground: Harbour Stadium (60,662)
Nickname: The Dockers – Stanton is a massive ferry and container harbour with a city bolted on.
Manager: Will Rowlands (43)

Last Season: 1st

Overview: Famed as the home of the Kennedy dynasty of strikers, the Dockers' performance was usually directly related to whether the latest member of the family is playing up front. First Richard Valens, then Paul James changed that, though, and the Harbour Stadium churns out star players like nobody's business. Will Rowlands is Generation Three of that project.

Prediction: The classic case of having a target on your back. Stanton will challenge, but fall short. 3rd
"I revel in the nonsense; it's why I'm in Anaia."
Capital: Emberton ⍟ RP Population: ~180,000,000 ⍟ Trigram: KRY ⍟ iTLD: .kt ⍟ Demonym: Krytenian, Krytie (inf.)
Languages: English (de jure), Spanish, French, Welsh (regional)

Hosts: Cup of Harmony 7, AOCAF 1, Cup of Harmony 15, World Cup 24, AOCAF 13, World Cup 29, AOCAF 17, AOCAF 23, World Cup 40, Cup of Harmony 32, Baptism of Fire 32, AOCAF 27, Baptism of Fire 36, World Cup 50, Baptism of Fire 40, Cup of Harmony 64, AOCAF 48, World Cup 75, AOCAF 40, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 2
Champions: AOCAF 52, Cup of Harmony 78, CAFA 6
Runner-Up: AOCAF 7, World Cup 58, Cup of Harmony 80, CAFA 1
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