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The Royal Redemption

A tale of drama, hypocrisy and controversy, but most importantly; the journey of a football manager
Started on 18 October 2014 by Justice
Latest Reply on 31 October 2015 by Live For FM
pompeyblue, thanks but my name actually is Steve :))
Ziechael, I'll try to figure something out ;)
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9 yearsEdited

Prince At War With Arabs?

Prince William, Pictured Above, Has Been Accused Of Sleeping With Wife Of Arab General

Prince William Mountbatten-Windsor, the Duke of Cambridge, had recently taken charge as manager of Whitehawk Football Club in the Vanarama Conference South division. After just thirty days in charge, a shocking revelation had come to light concerning the heir to the English crown. Prince William had signed Arab defender Mohammed Ali on a two year deal earlier this summer but following his signing, a much-expected work permit had surprisingly not been granted, to the dismay of Whitehawk FC and Mohammed Ali.

Al-Adi Fahrad, the president of the Football Association of the United Arab Emirates, earlier today explained the reason for which Mohammed Ali's work permit application was turned down by the governing body. He had claimed that the prince had slept with the wife of his brother, General Fayed Fahrad, over ten years ago when the prince was visiting the country to strengthen relationships between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. For this reason, Mohammed Ali's work permit was not granted.

Al-Adi Fahrad: "It is with conviction that I rejected Mohammed Ali's work permit application for him to play in England for Whitehawk Football Club. As long as I am in charge of my football association, he will never have a permit granted. I will make sure of that. I will do my best to ruin the life of the so called 'Prince of England'. The only thing he's a prince of is his own sex drive for anything with a vagina. I hate the man and will never show a hand of gratitude towards him.

Why do I hate him? Well, apart from his hypocrisy and his heresy he also slept with the wife of my brother, the General of our country's army. I can tell you now, Fayed (Fahrad) is not a happy man and he wants his revenge. He has already had his wife put in prison for adultery and she will most likely not live past her jail sentence. We will no longer show any good faith to Prince William and if he wants to argue with us, he can take it up with our warheads. This is just the beginning of our disagreement."

While Al-Adi Fahrad showed hatred towards Prince William, it is unlikely that his country will take any action against him or against Great Britain as they look to keep hold their good faith agreements. Prince William himself, however, had nothing to say of this topic and refused to answer questions from the media regarding this revelation. Have your say on what has happened in the comments below.

*NOTE* All names used are made-up (apart from Prince William, of course). This didn't actually happen. However, we did have a work permit application, and appeal, for Mohammed Ali turned down but there are no hard feelings at all.

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Please kill Al-Hilal if you get the chance.

That General seems typically Saudi.
2014-11-11 19:59#199249 Walter : Please kill Al-Hilal if you get the chance.

That General seems typically Saudi.
United Arab Emirates
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9 yearsEdited

Season One: Vanarama Conference South Preview

The Vanarama Conference South division is a part of the sixth tier in English football and is one of two regional divisions within this tier, alongside the Vanarama Conference North division. There are 21 teams in each regional divison and the winner of each division earns promotion to the Vanarama Conference Premier division. Along with that, 2nd-5th in the division enter a play-off where the four teams battle it out in a true knock-out play-off fashion to decide who will join the champions in the Conference Premier. The play-off is similar in both regional divisions. The bottom two in each division earn relegation to the 7th tier of English football. The transfer windows are very different to that in the higher leagues, and runs from 06/06/2014 until 26/03/2015. There are two main match rules to comply with:
  • The match squad must have no more than five loan players.
  • You may name a total of five subs, but use no more than three of these.

All that's left for me to explain is the title/promotion race. There are three main contenders to earn promotion to the top division, us included. I will give you a brief overview of what you can expect from each club this season.

Whitehawk Football Club

Manager: Prince William Mountbatten-Windsor
Captain: Paul Lorraine
Key Player: Pa Saikou Kujabi
Predicted Finish: 1st

Whitehawk Football Club, nicknamed 'The Hawks', will be under the spotlight after the controversial hiring of new manager Prince William Mountbatten-Windsor. The heir to the English crown will be expected to earn at least promotion with a side bursting with talent. After a number of summer acquisitions, most notably the illegible Mohammed Ali and the young exciting Junior Morias, Whitehawk are expected to take the league by storm and anything than less will be a major disappointment. The team's strength is in attacking areas, where the likes of Sergio Torres will prove to be a menace to all opponents. The prince is expected to use a cautious, possession game as he looks to the quality of his players to see them through, rather than going for a risky all-out-attack set-up. He certainly has creative players in his ranks and you can expect plenty of magic coming from the Bright-based side.

Ebbsfleet United Football Club

Manager: Steve Brown
Captain: Daryl McMahon
Key Player: Michael West
Predicted Finish: 2nd

Ebbsfleet United Football Club, nicknamed 'The Fleet', will be looking to push Whitehawk all the way this season in pursuit of the league title. After missing out on promotion to the Conference Premier last season despite making the play-offs, they are looking to go one better this year and earn promotion back to the fifth tier in English football. Manager Steve Brown possesses a very young and exciting side with Michael West at the forefront of each attack; his set-piece play being second-to-none in this division. If Ebbsfleet can get a good run of form going, anything is possible for them and they could cause Whitehawk a real scare this season. However, the side lack any real wide threats and this could prove to be a problem for them against teams such as Whitehawk who utilise wide-play so well.

Havant & Waterlooville Football Club

Manager: Lee Bradbury
Captain: Ryan Young
Key Player: Bradley Bubb
Predicted Finish: 3rd

Havant & Waterlooville Football Club, also nicknamed 'The Hawks', are another team gunning for promotion from this division. Having spent ten seasons in this division, Havant came 6th for the third time in that spell last season and this time they mean business. Granadan international, Bradley Bubb, will look to lead the lines as the striker's pace and strength is a constant menace whenever he plays. Pelé's experience in defence will also prove to be invaluable as the team who have been so unlucky during many a season chase promotion to move up a league for the first time in eleven years.

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Whitehawk to win your heard it here first ;)
Great preview Steve, the Hawks are going to win the league!
I'm not saying which one though :P
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9 yearsEdited

Season One: Pre-Season Manager Talk

Whitehawk TV Reporter: "William, tomorrow brings the opening game of the Vanarama Conference South season. How much are you looking forward to opening your account as manager of Whitehawk?"

William MW: "I won't like, I am a little nervous about what is to come tomorrow. These nerves come from my will to open the season with a victory, however. This is a completely new experience for me and I want to mark a memorable day with a victory for the fans. Every manager has to start from somewhere and hopefully in a few years time, people will look back at tomorrow's game and describe it as the beginning of a long and successful career for me. My dream is to lift many trophies as a manager and hopefully I can be one step closer to realising that dream after tomorrow."

Whitehawk TV Reporter: "You've been at the helm of Whitehawk for exactly a month today. How has your first month here in Brighton treated you?"

William MW: "So far, it has been a thoroughly positive experience for myself. The people within the club and in the community are very kind, welcoming people and I have felt at home from day one. With the help of the people involved with the club, I have settled in to my new job very well and I have enjoyed my time here so far. Myself, the staff, the board and the players have put a lot of work in over the summer in order to prepare for the upcoming season and there has been nothing but smiles at training every single day. We enjoy what we do and you will see this in the football we play."

Whitehawk TV Reporter: "You have a very strong squad in your possession. Is promotion the target for this season?"

William MW: "Yeah. Yeah, it is. Every player here at this club have been fantastic during pre-season and each player will play a key part in what we do this season. We have the ability, the confidence and the desire to earn promotion this season and we expect nothing less of ourselves. Please don't call me arrogant when I say this, but we are the best team in the league and we demand a promotion-winning season from ourselves. Of course, it is easier said than done but we are fully prepared to do what is necessary to climb to the top, starting tomorrow."

Whitehawk TV Reporter: "Stepping out on to The Enclosed Ground will surely be a special day for you, but is Wembley the dream for you and your team?"

William MW: "Of course it is, who doesn't dream of playing at Wembley in a cup final! Like I've said before, I've come here to win trophies and the players want to win what they can. We are a very hungry team and our dream is to lift a trophy at Wembley. You know that you've made it when you win the FA Cup. That is our dream, that is when we know that we have been successful in our pursuit to stardom. We will stop at nothing to reach the heights of Manchester United and Liverpool, because we want to be playing in 'those special games at Wembley'. We will be a part of them, mark my words."

Previous Update: Season One: Vanarama Conference South Preview
Next Update: Season One: August
I'm predicting a big win in your first game! Good luck this season, not that you'll need it! ;)
AaronHJFT96, hopefully we get off to a good start :P
Nice updates and good luck!
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9 yearsEdited

Season One: August


We were so close, yet so far, to securing a perfect opening month to our season. We kicked off our season, and my managerial career, with an outstanding 5-1 victory over Staines at home. We then followed up this electric start to the season with a 4-0 romping of Bromley away from home and a comfortable 3-1 victory away to Hemel Hempstead. Jake Robinson then scored late on in a tight 1-0 victory over fellow title contenders Ebbsfleet, but then the month turned sour. Two days after our historic victory over Ebbsfleet, we were due to travel to Hayes & Yeading. Half my squad were jaded from the last match and thanks to the competition organisers, I was forced in to playing a very third-string side, leaving us open to a 4-0 spanking, our first dropped points of the season. We did end the month on a positive, however, as a first half hat-trick from Matthew Barnes-Homer inspired a 4-2 win over Farnborough. Overall, I am over the moon with the month gone by. We picked up a very impressive fifteen points from a possible eighteen, which was a lot more than what we expected.

Player Of The Month

Matthew Barnes-Homer was key in our opening month this season as the striker netted five times and assisted in three other goals. His sensational hat-trick against Farnborough was the highlight of a very impressive month. The former Luton star has settled in well at The Hawks and has already endeared himself to the Whitehawk faithful with some hard-working performances and a clinical touch in front of goal. The English forward will be looking to further add to his tally as the season goes on.

Matthew Barnes-Homer's Season Stats
Appearances: 6
Goals: 5
Assists: 3
MotM Awards: 1

Yellow Cards: 0
Red Cards: 0

Shots On Target Ratio: 33%
Pass Completion Ratio: 83%
Fouls Committed: 0
Fouls Against: 10

Average Rating: 7.50

Vanarama Conference South

After six games, we sit top of the league with a very, very impressive 15 points. We are just one point above Basingstoke, who remain as the only unbeaten team in the league so far. Our goalscoring record has been the joint best in the league, with 17 goals for us so far this season. However, 8 goals conceded means our goal difference is at +9. Hopefully we can further improve this as the season continues because you never know important Goal Difference could turn out to be until the final whistle of the season has been blown.

September Fixtures

We have another busy month ahead of us as we gear up for six more fixtures, five in the league. Trips to Bath, Gosport and Bishop's Stratford are divided by weekday home encounters with Sutton United and Wealdstone. We will be playing an FA Cup qualifying match at the end of the month, although we do not yet know who our opponent will be. With any luck, it will be a far lesser team who we can easily dispatch without worry of defeat. I am hoping to earn nine points from our five league games this month. Three wins would help us keep our momentum and points on the board at this stage of the season could prove to be very valuable. Hopefully we can meet our expectations.

Previous Update: Season One: Pre-Season Manager Talk
Next Update: Season One: August Manager Talk
A very disappointing result against Hayes & Yeading, but other than that, an impressive start to Prince William's managerial career!
To be top of the league already is a great achievement, but if I am being honest I expect you to win the league title no problems, knowing your ability in the lower leagues. ;)
Top of the table! Great place to be after month one!
Boom! I'm right again :P
Smashing start to the season!

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