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Emile Heskey - Rebuilding The Reputation

The epic tale of Emile Heskey in his bid to rebuild his tattered reputation.
Started on 23 November 2014 by Feliks
Latest Reply on 28 February 2015 by Feliks
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Looks like a great prospect! Good to see you snapped him up for a dirt cheap price.
Very nice signing, Leese is going to develop really well. Solid writing, too :)

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2014-12-30 11:46#204991 Walter : Looks like a great prospect! Good to see you snapped him up for a dirt cheap price.

Yeah, it was very cheap but if I had left him, he would have gone for cheaper.

2014-12-30 14:39#204996 Neal : Very nice signing, Leese is going to develop really well. Solid writing, too :)

He looks like a very good prospect, and thankyou :)
Some good signings! :)
hope you will get back on track. gl mate.

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2014-12-31 07:32#205145 TButcher1 : Some good signings! :)

Thankyou :)

2014-12-31 10:43#205148 Diazepamll : hope you will get back on track. gl mate.

Thanks Diaze
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6 yearsEdited

The Beginning Of The End Beginning

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It was a particularly sunny summer in London that year, all the better for Emile Heskey. The relative dampness of his native Leicester was tolerable, but 25-degree days at Brisbane Road were a welcome respite for the ageing journeyman.

Of course, his journey had transformed from the pitch to the dugout, but had continued nonetheless. His latest conquest- Leyton Orient.


It was, all in all, a successful pre-season for the budding young manager. Of course, wins against the much more powerful Championship sides was always going to be a hard task; but one could argue the O's held their own. And 2 crushing wins over less opposition rounded it off, bringing morale to the squad and perhaps even sending a warning to the competition, in the name of James Wilson. The Manchester United loanee bagged 4 goals in 2 games, sending a hat trick past Stevenage in his warm up to the regular season. Oh, how the competition envied Heskey.

Wilson was just one of many transfers made over the course of the summer, with no less than 4 players joining on loan, including James Wilson. As one of England's brightest prospects, Wilson came with a hefty loan fee (£20,000 per month) but Heskey managed to sign 3 further players on loan for no cost whatsoever. Jesse Lingard (Man United), Luke Garbutt (Everton) and Ryan McLaughlin (Liverpool) would set aside club rivalries and join Leyton Orient for a season- and possibly beyond. And Heskey's very first signing, his favourite, was Tony Leese. As for Leese, well at such young age no one knows how he'll turn out. But under Heskey, anything can happen. And finally, there were 2 departures from Brisbane Road over the summer, which I'm sure caused Heskey much grief... until their replacements came. Chris Dagnall was on his way to Peterborough for £475,000, to be replaced by the younger, faster, James Wilson; whilst Scott Cuthbert crossed Hadrian's Wall to join Celtic for £750,000. Tony Leese would step into his shoes as 3rd string centre back, a massive gamble by Heskey, but one which could yield great gain. Only time will tell.

But perhaps the biggest incident over the summer was a major deal made off the field. Liverpool, which of course is Heskey's favourite club and his home for many years, was in search of a respectable and competitive feeder club, and Leyton Orient was looking for a powerful Premier League club to loan players from. Why, it must be fate that the two affiliate? But of course, there was something far more intent than fate involved....
You're building a young team but you can win anything with kids, especially in League One where these guys will most likely flourish. As for the sales, you made nearly one million pounds which is awesome and Liverpool as a parent club is a great deal, too!
An up and down pre-season, but some very good signings, and generally a good transfer window for Orient. Personally I'm looking forward to seeing how some of these young stars perform, would be awesome if you could secure them to permanent deals, soon enough!
GREAT signings, they're going to tear up the league for you. Hopefully if you keep climbing, you can get one or two on permanent deals ;)
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2015-01-07 17:56#205613 Neal : 100 REPLIES!

Sane as all Barca fans, glory hunters :P

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2015-01-06 03:29#205499 Walter : You're building a young team but you can win anything with kids, especially in League One where these guys will most likely flourish. As for the sales, you made nearly one million pounds which is awesome and Liverpool as a parent club is a great deal, too!

There were certainly heaps of positives to take from the pre-season I agree, but the big highlight were those young signings. Definitely can do some damage in League 1!

2015-01-07 22:45#205605 Neal : GREAT signings, they're going to tear up the league for you. Hopefully if you keep climbing, you can get one or two on permanent deals ;)

Yeah, it's out of reach in League 1 but in the Championship I'll definitely look to sign the likes of Garbutt and McLaughlin on loan. The beauty of these players is that they will develop as I rise the leagues, meaning I can use them for seasons to come!

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Thanks everyone for the big one oh oh, let's keep rising!

"I've Been Expecting You, Mr Owen - Part 1"

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Michael Owen was not easily intimidated; for his long tenure in the Premier League, dealing with a wide variety of brutish centre backs, had hardened him considerably, even in the open world. It brought him an air of confidence which was perfect in the job market, and saw him get offered multiple coaching roles. West Brom, Blackburn, even Stoke after he left, but Owen was never destined to be a coach. He held a burning desire to represent them instead.

It was his desire that brought him to the Liverpool offices in Merseyside. As Emile Heskey's agent (not to mention close friend), it was almost always Owen that travelled for business meetings while Heskey stayed in London. It was a good arrangement, and Owen always informed his employer of all goings on. Except for today. Today was different.

Owen had received a text message at 6 am that morning from an unknown number, directing him to Heathrow. Begrudgingly, cautiously, but unintimidated, he arrived at Heathrow. Immediately, he was accompanied by 2 burly looking security guards bearing a badge of a certain EPL club, and at that stage Owen knew what he was dealing with.

It was not the trip to the Liverpool offices that fazed Owen, for he had been there many times with Heskey himself. But there was now an air of mystery around the place, after a suspicious take over just days earlier. No one knew who this new chairman was, bar his impressive security force now manning the Reds offices. Obviously wealthy, there was much speculation as to his identity, and unless he was very much mistaken, Owen was about to find out once and for all.

To be continued.
Dun dun dun.

Interesting build up to a mysterious sideplot, I wonder what is going to happen next. Owen might have to call on the help of Heskey himself. ;)

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