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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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wellsy1498: Thanks mate!
Copying Justice with the corruption thingy.. hmm ;)

*cue you came up with it first* :P

Well done on the promotion too :)
pompeyblue's avatar pompeyblue
9 yearsEdited
Tallery: I didn't know Justice involved a storyline on a corruptive owner? You may want to check again, haha... Oh and thanks :P
Congratulations on promotion Joshie! Fully deserved!
Josh: Why, thank you my fellow Joshie! ;)
pompeyblue's avatar pompeyblue
9 yearsEdited

Havant boss pens new two year deal

Havant and Waterlooville manager Lee Bradbury has been rewarded for his excellent work over the past two seasons with a new two year contract, signed yesterday.

Having been sacked from his first management role at Bournemouth earlier on in the year, Bradbury first took charge of The Hawks in October of the 2012/13 campaign. That season ended in a 10th place finish in the Conference South, with this being built on for a play-off charge, the following season. That they did, but were unfortunately unsuccessful, narrowly missing out in 6th.

From then onwards, things really kicked into life for Bradbury’s team. New signings really pushed Havant up a notch, Bradley Bubb particularly proving to be a masterclass of an addition. The eventual ‘Player of the Season’ scored an incredible 46 goals as Havant romped to the league title –entering the Conference Premier for the first time in the club’s history.

Once again, the former Portsmouth and Manchester City player, masterminded more success for The Hawks. Arrivals such as Adebayo Akinfenwa on a free transfer boosted the quality within the squad, and helped them to a memorable FA Trophy Final success, as well as promotion via the play-offs.

With his contract set to expire in just a few weeks now, the Havant board have finally decided to press ahead with securing the future of their talented, young manager. The discussions were understandably delayed due to the allegations about corruption within the club, and the turmoil this has embroiled them in.

Nevertheless, the 41 year old has come to an agreement over an extension that lasts up until 2018. While he is now reportedly earning in the region of £750 per week, including a couple of clauses and potential bonuses too – still a low wage for a manager with much promise, in the world of football management.

A move is never something which crossed the boss’ mind however, or so he says, and after announcing that the deal had been finalised he reveled in delight at staying on at West Leigh Park. Fans, players and the rest of the staff alike, were all overjoyed by the news, but there is still more news they are desperate to hear about – this being the future of the club, itself.

Last Update: Season Two: Play-Offs
Next Update: Season Two: Season Review
Fully deserving of his new contract! Another great update Josh!
Very good story! Great read, great update!
Well if they didn't renew your contract I'd be shocked :P
Josh: Thanks!

TButcher1: Glad you have enjoyed the read.

Feliks: Haha, me too :P
2014-12-30 20:46#205103 pompeyblue : Tallery: I didn't know Justice involved a storyline on a corruptive owner? You may want to check again, haha... Oh and thanks :P

Hmmm, still involved corruption :P same thing :D

Well done on the contract :)
Tallery: Okay then, thanks anyway! :P
2015-01-01 05:27#205189 Tallery :
2014-12-30 20:46#205103 pompeyblue : Tallery: I didn't know Justice involved a storyline on a corruptive owner? You may want to check again, haha... Oh and thanks :P

Hmmm, still involved corruption :P same thing :D

Something tells me Tallery hasn't been reading updates properly ;)

Nice few updates pompey, and congratulations on the SOTM nom.
Walter: Haha, who knows? ;) Thanks buddy!
pompeyblue's avatar pompeyblue
9 yearsEdited

Season Two: Season Review

With the 2015/16 season now having reached its conclusion, it’s time to look back on another 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.


The club’s first season in the Vanarama Conference Premier proved to be a memorable one. Despite tougher opposition, we took on the challenge with ease, and came away with some excellent victories – and ultimately promotion. Beating Luton and local rivals Eastleigh were of course some of the highlights in the league, while the cup brought about just as good results as Havant won the FA Trophy and also went all the way to the FA Cup 3rd round.

Final League Table

So, there it is, the final Vanarama Conference Premier league table. Havant managed an excellent 2nd place finish in their inaugural season in the division, landing a spot in this season’s play-offs – eventually winning it. We amassed 95 points over the course of the season, finishing comfortably inside the top 5, although we were some way off the title winners too.

Young Player of the Season

Daniel Pappoe is the winner of the ‘Young Player of the Season’ award, the 21 year old a pivotal figure in defence for The Hawks, showing characteristics way above his age. Signed in the summer on a free transfer from Chelsea, Pappoe has been an excellent addition with his strength, strong tackling, aerial ability and mobility, making him the perfect modern center half. He managed to get himself on the score sheet twice, and one improvement could be to make himself even more of a nuisance in the opposition box. Regardless, it’s been a brilliant first season at the club for Daniel, and hopefully he can continue to command the backline for years to come.

Player of the Season

No surprises here, Bradley Bubb wins his second consecutive ‘Player of the Season’ award at Havant and Waterlooville. Bubb rose to the challenge of life in a new division, marvelously, scoring a total of 43 goals and setting up 13. Bradley is now without doubt, an icon at the club and a role model for some of the younger players, as well as being immensely popular with the fans. He hasn’t lost his pace or power with the added age, and definitely hasn’t lost his prowess in front of goal. It will be difficult for every player to step up to the demands of professional league football, but Bradley especially, will relish the next new challenge.

Goal of the Season

Bradley Bubb has also won the ‘Goal of the Season’ award, his strike in the opening game of the season, proving to be the best. A corner was swung into the Hawks box, but it was expertly defended, and immediately played into the path of Bubb. What followed was a sensational counter attacking move, as Bubb ensued on a powerful run down the pitch and towards the opposition goal, cutting in from the left and holding off two challenges, before rifling the ball into the top corner.

Other Leagues & Competitions

Winners: Arsenal
Runners Up: Manchester City
Relegated: West Ham, Cardiff, Leicester

Winners: Nottingham Forest
Promoted: Watford, Bournemouth
Relegated: Bolton, Yeovil, Coventry

Winners: Rochdale
Promoted: Barnsley, Sheffield United
Relegated: York, Doncaster, MK Dons

Winners: Portsmouth
Promoted: Plymouth, Gillingham, Hartlepool
Relegated: Gateshead, Newport County

Winners: Chelsea
Runners Up: Manchester United

Winners: Chelsea
Runners Up: Arsenal

Winners: Swindon
Runners Up: Crewe

Winners: Havant and Waterlooville
Runners Up: Luton Town

Winners: Real Madrid
Runners Up: Manchester United

Winners: Atletico Madrid
Runners Up: Bayer Leverkusen

Last Update: Havant boss pens new two year deal
Next Update: Consortium steps in to save Havant

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