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The Hawks - Dare To Dream

Started on 22 October 2014 by pompeyblue
Latest Reply on 16 February 2015 by Walter
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Just read through this, brilliant story so far! Keep it up :)
Feliks: Cheers bud!

P-KIDDY: Haha, I'm sure Wenger did win and yeah there are a lot of goals in FM15 but as long as I'm outscoring my opponents, I don't mind :P

Jonaldinho: Thanks for taking the time to read through!
pompeyblue's avatar pompeyblue
9 yearsEdited

Season One: March and April

The season finale. Two more months left to determine our fate and see whether the Hawks were to be crowned league champions. Although we looked ‘certs’ heading into it, there could be no let up from the players, no complacency, we wouldn’t want our grasp to slip now would we?! 8 games, here we go.


Vanarama Conference South
Weston Super Mare 1 – 5 Havant and Waterlooville

Alan Connell, 2’, 90’

Ed Harris, 8’

Bradley Bubb, 20’, 47’

Sam Teale, 25’

Vanarama Conference South
Havant and Waterlooville 5 – 1 Wealdstone

Bradley Bubb, 1’, 32’, 90+1’

Scott McGleish, 11’

Scott Donnelly, 49’

Brian Stock, 84’

Vanarama Conference South
Havant and Waterlooville 2 – 0 Ebbsfleet

Bradley Bubb, 72’, 90’

Vanarama Conference South
Chelmsford 2 – 3 Havant and Waterlooville

Alan Connell, 20’

Ryan Loft, 44’, 71’

Bradley Bubb, 61’

JJ Hooper, 89’

Vanarama Conference South
Staines 1 – 3 Havant and Waterlooville

Dan Strugnell, 44’

JJ Hooper, 51’

Ed Harris, 86’

Elliot Buchanan, 90+1’

Vanarama Conference South
Havant and Waterlooville 2 – 0 Bath

Scott Donnelly, 34’

Ben Swallow, 45+1’

Vanarama Conference South
Basingstoke 3 – 7 Havant and Waterlooville

JJ Hooper, 1’, 24’, 31’, 63’

Bradley Bubb, 16’, 70’

Manny Williams, 19’

Stuart Stockdale, 43’

Scott Donnelly, 55’

Liam-Enver Marum, 66’, 72’

Vanarama Conference South
Havant and Waterlooville 2 – 2 Whitehawk

Jake Robinson, 21’

Matthew Barnes-Homer, 37'

Bradley Bubb, 44’, 90+3’

League Table

So, there it is, the final Vanarama Conference South league table. The Hawks are the champions! We stormed to the league title in the end, with an incredible points tally of 99, some 29 points clear of second place. We lost just 3 league games in the entire season, undoubtedly the best season in the club’s history.

Player of the Month(s)

Bradley Bubb is this winner of the ‘Player of the Month(s)’ award over March and April, with the striker already a firm favourite for the Player of the Season award, too. Bubb scored 12 goals in the penultimate two months of the campaign, just as prolific as he has been throughout the entire campaign, with his pace and strength again making him untouchable to opposing players.


What a way to end. The unbeaten record was seen out, the league title wrapped up, and in some style. The 5-1 wins over Weston Super Mare and Wealdstone as well as the 7-3 battering of Basingstoke, were fantastic games, with the goals flowing in. We brushed aside nearly everyone in our path, but it was a slight disappointment not to go out on a winnig note, and Bradley Bubb having to score a 93rd minute equalizer to salvage a point against Whitehawk. Nonetheless, the last two months have shown our quality to an even further extent, and that we are ready for the challenges that are to be thrown at us next season. Bring it on!

In Other News…

• In the latest turn of events, lwalter66 is now being held hostage by Pauker and her sidekick Justice, in Bolivia.
• Pauker has demanded a case of the special and rare Jetmirche123 substance, if lwalter66 is to be released from her evil grasp.
• The Barclays Premier League title has finally fallen into Steven Gerrard’s hands, and no, he didn’t steal it!

Last Update: Season One: February
Next Update: Season One: Season Review
Great season Josh, solid end to it as well, that 7-3 must've been quite fun to watch :P
Just one point shy of 100! Congrats on topping the league! :)
Congratulations on winning the league Joshie!
TVDLC123: Cheers Tanay, that game was a cracker! :P

P-KIDDY: Thanks, would have been great if we could have hit the 100 point mark, but I'm just happy to have won the league title regardless.

Josh: Thank you. ;)
Great season and well done on winning the League. Bring on the Vanarama Prem!
awesome achievement and you will amazingly get better i think with extra finance :)
Zap: Thanks, bring it! ;)

No1VillaFan: Yeah, hopefully I can bring in some good players to improve the squad, and we can go for another promotion! Cheers for the comment, Jason.
pompeyblue's avatar pompeyblue
9 yearsEdited

Season One: Season Review

With the season now having reached its conclusion, it’s time to look back on a fantastic year for the Hawks, with the Player of the Season award to be dished out among others. Additionally, the rest of the English leagues and competitions will be recapped, plus the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.


What a year, simply sensational! We suffered only 3 league losses all season long, and enjoyed some great unbeaten runs. From the 26th December, to the end of the season, we went without defeat in the league and that is a testament to the performances from the players this campaign. Hopefully we can keep this up for next season, and maybe even go on bit more of a cup run too.

Final League Table

I have already gone over it in the finale for the monthly reviews for the season, but here it is again the final league table, showing our dominance in the Vanarama Conference South. We strolled to the title, amassing a huge 99 points and scoring a pretty incredible 132 goals. Joining us in promotion is Bath, while Farnborough and Weston Super Mare have unfortunately been relegated.

Young Player of the Season

JJ Hooper is the winner of the ‘Young Player of the Season’ award, after the 21 year old hit 20 goals in 15 starts, during his first season in the club. Signed in the summer on a free transfer from Northampton Town, Hooper has shown so much ability, with plenty of potential still left in him. His pace, and willing determination made him such a nuisance, while his goal scoring ratio cannot be argued especially since he never nailed down a starting spot. A great season for JJ, and hopefully one to build on, for the future!

Player of the Season

There was only ever going to be one man who was going to win this award, and of course that man is Bradley Bubb, who wins the Player of the Season award. Also in his first season with the Hawks, Bubb has become an instant hero, with a sensational goal scoring record to boast already. He scored 46 goals over the season, as well as managing 20 assists, and was a critical player in this title winning campaign. Bubb was a cut above other players in the division, and similarly to Hooper, his pace and power combined with his finishing was what proved the difference. It will be a tougher challenge for Bubb next season, in a higher division, but hopefully he will shine again.

Vanarama Conference South Awards

Top Goalscorer: Bradley Bubb (Havant & Waterlooville)
Most Assists: Bradley Bubb (Havant & Waterlooville)
Manager of the Season: Lee Bradbury (Havant & Waterlooville)

Other Leagues & Competitions

Winners: Liverpool
Runners-up: Manchester City
Relegated: West Brom, Crystal Palace, Stoke

Winners: Cardiff
Promoted: Wigan, Norwich
Relegated: Blackpool, Sheffield Wednesday, Birmingham

Winners: Peterborough
Promoted: Yeovil, Coventry
Relegated: Crawley, Crewe, Gillingham

Winners: Burton Albion
Promoted: Shrewsbury, Stevenage, York City
Relegated: Luton, Dagenham & Redbridge

Winners: Southampton
Runners-up: Derby County

Winners: Queens Park Rangers
Runners-up: Swansea City

Winners: Carlisle United
Runners-up: Portsmouth

Winners: Grimsby
Runners-up: Gateshead

Winners: Barcelona
Runners-up: Atletico Madrid

Winners: Tottenham Hotspur
Runners-up: Shakhtar Donetsk

NOTE: Thanks to AlexTHFC for the graphic at the start of the update.

Last Update: Season One: March and April
Next Update: Hawks release 5 players, 14 sign new deal
T'riffic season Pomp! Looking forward to the next! :)
AaronHJFT96: Thanks Aaron, I can't wait either!
pompeyblue's avatar pompeyblue
9 yearsEdited

Hawks release 5 players, 14 sign new deal

Havant and Waterlooville have announced that 5 players have left the club, following the expiration of their contracts, while 14 other players have agreed to extensions.

Havant topped the Vanarama Conference South last season, in an incredible year for the club, which saw them rack up 99 points along the way to winning the title. But, manager Lee Bradbury has already been at work in moving on players for the next campaign, and likewise will look to bring in some new faces soon.

Ryan Young, Brian Dutton, Josh Huggins, Harry Medway and most surprisingly Brian Stock, have all been told they have no future at the club and subsequently have all headed out the door with their contracts now having reached an end.

As mentioned Stock is the biggest shock to be included on that list, with the midfielder a very talented player for the lower divisions, especially with his experience of playing in the Football League. However with that experience, obviously comes with it age and unfortunately the age seems to have got the better him, as he was plagued with injuries last season.

The Welshman, with 3 caps to his name, was restricted to 20 appearances last season and being one of the highest earners it must have been felt that there are younger alternatives available, who would represent better value for money.

There is good news for the fans though, with Bradley Bubb, Ed Harris, Nic Ciardini, Scott Donnelly, Rashid Yussuf, Alan Connell, Scott Bevan, Ryan Woodford, Perry Ryan, Ben Swallow, Dan Strugnell, Shamir Mullings, Danny Blanchett and JJ Hooper have all put pen to paper on new contracts.

Bubb is of course the man who headlines that list of players, with the 28 year old picking up a full host of end of season awards last year, having scored an incredible 46 goals. It will be seen as a big relief that he has decided to stay on, seeing as how crucial he was to the team.

Elsewhere in England, other clubs have had to do the hard job of telling players that they are no longer required, but this all means that there will be a wide range of players up for grabs on the free agents market. The transfer rumours have already begun, while the top teams begin their tussle for the latest big name hits and world stars. In the lower leagues it’s a bit different from that, but one thing’s for sure, it’s going to be another action-packed transfer window and season of football.

Last Update: Season One: Season Review
Next Update: Havant chairman looking to sell
A great season Joshie, you performed magnificently. Looking forward to seeing how you fare this season!

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