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Ryan Ferguson: The Unorthodox Approach

For most, the battles stay on the pitch. For Ryan Ferguson, his battles are off it.
Started on 7 May 2017 by Justice
Latest Reply on 21 October 2017 by Aaron
Is great to see your start to the season has been so strong! That 4-4 draw with Man Utd must have been epic its just a shame you weren't able to put them too bed!
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7 yearsEdited

Major Transfers Of Summer 2027

The Top 5 Most Expensive Signings Of The Transfer Window Are Analysed


September brought the close of the summer transfer window, and with it the end of major club spending. A number of large fees were paid out for some very high profile players, and here we analyse the five most expensive transfers of the summer.

Orlando Ramos - £64,000,000

Orlando Ramos' Move To Bayern München Was The Most Expensive

Full Name: Orlando Ramos
Age: 22 (20/11/2004)
Nationality: Colombian
Place of Birth: Floridablanca (Colombia)
Position: MC
Fee: £64,000,000
Transferred From: Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
Transferred To: FC Bayern München (GER)

Orlando Ramos' move to FC Bayern München proved to be the most expensive transfer of the window. The Colombian international midfielder had enjoyed a number of successful seasons at Bayer 04 Leverkusen, and over £100,000,000 has been spent on him throughout his career as he moved from club to club. At the young age of 22, Ramos is expected to become one of the best players in world football, and has already formed a formidable partnership with Renato Sanches in midfield.

Luken Díez - £62,000,000

Mourinho Brought Whitehawk Target Luken Díez To Old Trafford

Full Name: Luken Díez
Age: 25 (20/04/2002)
Nationality: Spanish
Place of Birth: Gernika (Spain)
Position: MC
Fee: £62,000,000 (Potentially Rising to £100,000,000)
Transferred From: Athletic Bilbao (ESP)
Transferred To: Manchester United (ENG)

Luken Díez had been the subject of much interest from the top clubs around the world for many years, and had finally put pen to paper on a move to Old Trafford giants Manchester United. The Spanish midfielder had been rated as one of the best players in world football, and had been the subject of much interest from Whitehawk in recent seasons, but José Mourinho secured the services of the Basque playmaker with a deal potentially rising to £100,000,000.

Kylian Mbappé - £45,000,000

Kylian Mbappé Made The Switch From AS Monaco To Whitehawk

Full Name: Kylian Mbappé Lottin
Age: 28 (20/12/1998)
Nationality: French
Place of Birth: Paris (France)
Position: AML
Fee: £45,000,000 (Potentially Rising to £50,000,000)
Transferred From: AS Monaco (FRA)
Transferred To: Whitehawk (ENG)

Kylian Mbappé secured a move to European champions Whitehawk, following the best part of twelve seasons as a senior AS Monaco player. The French attacker has already been in prolific form for Whitehawk this season, scoring a goal in a debut victory over Manchester City to lift the FA Community Shield.

Igor Klymenko - £38,500,000

Klymenko Made A Big Money Move To Spanish Giants Real Madrid

Full Name: Igor Klymenko
Age: 26 (29/01/2001)
Nationality: Ukrainian
Place of Birth: Kamianske (Ukraine)
Position: AMR
Fee: £38,500,000 (Potentially Rising to £56,000,000)
Transferred From: Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Transferred To: Real Madrid (ESP)

Igor Klymenko became a Galactico with a mega-money move to the Spanish capital. The former AC Milan player had been the subject of much interest around Europe, but was secured by Real Madrid as a replacement for the outbound Leonardo Garattoni.

Mikel Landeta - £34,000,000

Landeta Arrived In Manchester From Athletic Bilbao

Full Name: Mikel Landeta
Age: 21 (02/03/2006)
Nationality: Spanish
Place of Birth: Bilbao (Spain)
Position: DM
Fee: £34,000,000
Transferred From: Athletic Bilbao (ESP)
Transferred To: Manchester City (ENG)

Mikel Landeta joined Luken Díez in a move from Athletic Bilbao to Manchester, albeit to the rival team of Manchester United. Landeta signed for Manchester City as Unai Emery looked to rebuild an ageing midfield, and the 21 year old prospect was a highly rated prospect for the future.

Comment Section

mgriffin2012, it has been a very strong start indeed, and I am hoping for the players to not let that 4-4 draw get to their heads! Big month ahead, and we need to be fully focused!

Previous Update: #45 - Season 2027/2028: August Review
Next Update: #47 - Season's Crete-ings
Mbappe is a very well known player already but all five of those players look like absolute machines!
I like the look of Ramos as he looks like the next Javi Martinez
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7 yearsEdited

Season's Crete-ings

Ryan Ferguson Visited Crete During International Break


The September international break brought an opportunity for myself to take a much needed time out from football. A busy pre-season, and even busier opening month of competitive football, had taken a lot out of myself. Being in charge of the world's most successful clubs over the last few years was a tiring task, and took every second of my life away from me.

My psychiatrist suggested for myself to take as much time away from football as possible, and the international break was the perfect opportunity to do so. I traveled to the opposite side of Europe to find myself in the Greek island of Crete. It was to be just a four day stay, but it was also my first four free days away from football for years.

The English contingent of the Whitehawk squad were involved in important European Championship qualifying fixtures against Iceland and Romania, while the other player were dotted all over the world in various competitive and friendly fixtures for their countries, at senior level and youth level. Very few players remained at the club during the international window, with Daniel Bentley and Pipoca the only players of the senior squad to stay at home. They were involved in day-to-day basic fitness and football training with the coaching staff in order to keep them sharp during the break.

We were to travel to Manchester on the 11th to face Manchester City in the Premier League, following the international break. We had defeated The Citizens in the FA Community Shield last month, but that may have left them hungrier than ever to claim victory. Behind Manchester United and ourselves, Unai Emery's men were the third major title challengers in the league. They were determined for victory.

Now, time to discuss my time away from football. Crete was fantastic. It was my first time in Greece outside of my management career, having previously traveled to Greece to compete against Olympiakos in European competition. I was keen to enjoy some peace and quiet.

The island of Crete was Greece's largest, and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. The island had grown in population over the last ten years, and nearly seven hundred thousand occupied the famous tourist destination.

I explored the island and its wonders, navigating the coast line and the central areas. The historical significance of many great sites, such as the Palace of Knossos, and the remains of the Byzantine empire, astounded myself. They told stories which were not fathomable in England. I took everything in, as I passed through the island with awe and wonder.

Yet, while my body wondered from one destination to another, my mind remained firmly focused on one thing. How did we not beat Manchester United? With a three goal lead at Old Trafford, we were set to strike a major blow to our main title rivals, yet José Mourinho masterminded a comeback to match the greatest in Premier League history.

Mourinho did not just rescue an unlikely point, he won a crucial mind game. The comeback at Old Trafford had certainly sparked incredible confidence among the Manchester United players, while it made our Whitehawk players feel vulnerable. We had become accustomed to winning, but Mourinho's Manchester United had proven they could match us.

We may have escaped Manchester with a point, but it was a point that hurt. It was possibly the most difficult moment of my managerial career to date, and not just because of the result. The aftermath of the fixture had brought the critics out in full force, and my abilities as a manager had been put under extreme scrutiny. I was booed and jeered on the streets. All because of one draw.

English fans and critics had grown increasingly sceptical in recent seasons, and I felt the full brunt of their cynicism. It was not pleasant. I had witnessed the evolution of English football over recent years, and I did not like it. I was firm in my belief that I had to leave Whitehawk at the end of the season. Enough was enough.

Comment Section

mgriffin2012, yeah he's probably the more reputable player, but the likes of Luken Díez are phenomenal! :O

MJK46, Orlando is a top prospect, and I hope I won't have to face him in Europe!

Previous Update: #46 - Major Transfers Of Summer 2027
Next Update: #48 - Whitehawk Draw In Manchester Again
A fantastic update mate, showing the man behind the success. A piece of me doubts that Ryan is going to leave the success he's had at Whitehawk behind, surely someone will tempt him to stay... maybe? :O
Is Greece going to be the next destination of Ryan Ferguson? ;)
I would totally move there if I was you haha
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7 yearsEdited

Whitehawk Draw In Manchester Again

Whitehawk Once Again Failed To Win In Manchester In The Premier League


Whitehawk had to make do with leaving Manchester with a single point for the second time of the season, having let a lead slip, once again, to draw 2-2 with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Whitehawk had recently let a 4-1 lead over Manchester United slip, to leave Manchester with a point.

The absence of captain Stephen Lacy hit Whitehawk hard, while Damir Sipus was on top form for the hosts, as the Croatian superstar struck twice to earn his side a share of the spoils.

2-2 Draw vs Manchester City - Premier League

Damir Sipus' Brace Was Enough To Earn Manchester City A Point

Whitehawk headed in to the fixture without captain Stephen Lacy, meaning Jérôme Onguéné would deputise alongside Emanuel Mammana in defence. A number of players, including Anton Nyman and Facundo Foti, reported back from international duty with slight knocks, but featured in a starting line up which still had no space for the misfiring summer signing Miroslav Novakovic, who had to make do with a place on the bench as Gradimir Lucic's and Kylian Mbappé's goal scoring forms continued.

Manchester City goalkeeper Jan Oblak missed out when the two sides met in the FA Community Shield last month, but he started between the sticks as Unai Emery named a full strength line-up. Damir Sipus began up top for the Citizens, aiming to score his first goal of the season.

The game lacked intensity in the opening stages, possibly due to the after-effects of the international window, and it took twenty minutes for the first real opportunity to present itself, and it brought with it the first goal of the game. Manchester City winger Park Dae-Eui had maneuvered in to space on the left, and his low cross was stroked in to the back of the net by Damir Sipus, giving Manchester City the lead.

Manchester City should have doubled their lead just minutes later, and the chance came from Park Dae-Eui once again. The South Korean winger sent in a deep cross, this time, which picked out Leonardo Garattoni unmarked at the far post. However, the Italian international's header was directed at Emanuel Mammana, who cleared the danger.

This presented Whitehawk with an opportunity to counter, and they did so to devastating effect. Anton Nyman and Kylian Mbappé linked up well in the opposition half, with the latter teeing up Kingsley Osagie on the edge of the area. Instead of shooting, however, the English star threaded a delicate through ball in to Gradimir Lucic who saw his initial shot parried, but followed up with a composed first-time half-volley to bring Whitehawk back on terms.

Whitehawk took the lead early in the second half, but now how they would have expected to. Kylian Mbappé's low short corner looked to have been a waste as Masaaki Ida connected with a clearance, but it was a mis-hit one which flew past the helpless Jan Oblak and in to the Manchester City goal. Whitehawk had taken the lead from the unlikeliest of sources.

Whitehawk nearly had a third goal on the hour mark, and it was Kylian Mbappé who was left with his head in his hands. The Frenchman unleashed a swerving free kick which clattered off the post before bouncing away. Jan Oblak had been left rooted to the spot, and Whitehawk would have been further in front had the ball been placed mere inches to the left.

The visitors were made to pay for this missed chance, as the hosts found a way back in to the game. With nine minutes remaining, Manchester City had thrown everybody forward. Right back Lee James picked up the ball in space on the right wing, and his near post cross was flicked on by Damir Sipus and in to the back of the net.

The Croatian had the last say on proceedings as he earned his side a precious point against the champions. The goal meant Whitehawk had already conceded seven goals in the league campaign, equaling their defensive record of the previous season. Was it to be Whitehawk's year, or had the nerves already settled in?

Damir Sipus (Manchester City) - 8.8/10

Ryan Ferguson's Interview

Ryan Ferguson:
"On reflection, it was probably a fair result. We played well, they played well, and both sets of players deserved a result. We will be disappointed that we let a lead slip and didn't take the three points home but that's not always possible, especially at the top level.

It is the second time we have left Manchester with a point when we could have had more. We made similar mistakes in both fixtures which need addressing, but I'm confident we will improve where needs be. We can take pride in performing well in attack and scoring twice, and very nearly three times, but we know we have a lot of space for improvement.

We open our Champions League account for the season on Wednesday and it won't be an easy game. Anderlecht are probably the lesser known quantity of the group, but that makes them no pushover. They deserve to be in competition as much as anybody else, and we must treat this game with great respect. We have to show that we want to win."

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ScottT, there's still a lot of time until the end of the season and anything could happen! To quote FM; 'I wouldn't rule anything in or out at this stage' :P

mgriffin2012, I guess we'll have to wait and see ;)

MJK46, it does seem like a magnificent location!

Previous Update: #47 - Season's Crete-ings
Next Update: #49 - Novakovic Stars In Anderlecht Rout
Unlucky man, at least youre unbeaten in the two games though and at least its a case of the results not matching the performances rather than results and performances not being up to scratch!
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7 yearsEdited

Novakovic Stars In Anderlecht Rout

Whitehawk Produced A Classy Performance In A Confident Victory


The game was always going to be a mismatch, even on paper, and the final score epitomised the gulf in quality between the Belgian champions, Anderlecht, and the English and European champions, Whitehawk. The English giants were rampant in a four goal victory, as Miroslav Novakovic scored his first two for the club.

4-0 Win vs Anderlecht - UEFA Champions League

Novakovic Scored His First Two Whitehawk Goals As He Enjoyed A Rare Start

Whitehawk made a vast number of changes to the side that drew against Manchester City three days previously, with an almost entirely different back line. Predrag Rajkovic retained his spot in goals but Rasmus Nissen Kristensen, Danny Wickenden and Pipoca came in to defence to line up beside Jérôme Onguéné. Sergi Samper and Lewis Cook formed a midfield base, while a trio of Miroslav Novakovic, Martin Ødegaard and Kylian Mbappé lined up behind teenage striker Tomas Mrva.

Anderlecht had a number of very well known players in their line up, with 99 times capped Romanian attacking midfielder Nicolae Stanciu captaining the side. Senegal star Ibrahim Sangaré partnered promising Belgian teenager Vincent Jung in midfield, while former Hamburger SV and Watfors striker Rafael Santos Borré lead the line alongside Diego Cesaretti.

Whitehawk were truly the dominant force in the game, and it was that man Kylian Mbappé who popped up with the opener on the quarter hour mark. Miroslav Novakovic's flicked header was looped in to the path of Kylian Mbappé, via a deflection, and the Frenchman made no mistake in picking out the bottom corner.

Whitehawk doubled their advantage just before half time, as the same duo linked up once more. Kylian Mbappé teed up the Serbian international attacker who fired a thunderous effort past the helpless goalkeeper for his first goal in a Whitehawk shirt, giving his side a two goal lead.

Jason Coffey came off the bench in the second half to score Whitehawk's third, and Novakovic was at the heart of it. Sergi Samper played a high lofted ball in to the penalty area for Novakovic to challenge. The Serbian was unable to reach the ball, but forced Geraldinho in to a calamitous header which landed at the feet of Coffey for the Irishman to put the game beyond any doubt.

Novakovic would have a deserved second goal before the game was done. Jason Coffey had acres of space to run in to with the ball and charged at Anderlecht's back line with purpose. He played a delicate through ball in to the path of Novakovic, who fired another thunderous effort in to the top corner, capping a remarkable performance by the Serb.

Miroslav Novakovic (Whitehawk) - 9.5/10

Ryan Ferguson's Interview

Ryan Ferguson:
"It was a fantastic result to mark a fantastic performance. We had to make a make a number of changes to the team for today's game due to a number of fitness concerns, but the players who came in did so to devastating effect. We completely outclassed the opposition and took our chances very well. I am very proud of my players at this moment of time.

I am delighted for Novakovic to finally score for Whitehawk. He has been training very hard and, while it has not been easy at times, he deserves a lot of credit for today's result. He showed fantastic ability in and around the box, and his goal scoring and creating tonight is exactly why we brought him to the club.

We have a very tricky game at home to Crystal Palace on the weekend, and we will then face Burnley in the EFL Cup next Wednesday. I am happy these two games will both be at home, so we can spend more time resting and less time travelling. Tonight we will rest, but tomorrow we will work towards being fully prepared for the upcoming fixtures."

Comment Section

mgriffin2012, yes indeed a point is better than none, and we can take pride in the fact that we're still unbeaten this season!

Previous Update: #48 - Whitehawk Draw In Manchester Again
Next Update: #50 - Whitehawk Coast Past Burnley Challenge
A thumping win to kick start a fantastic to be Champions League campaign! I expect big things ahead in Europe!
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7 yearsEdited

Whitehawk Coast Past Burnley Challenge

Kylian Mbappé Starred In A Rampant Whitehawk Performance


Whitehawk secured progress to the fourth round of the EFL Cup with a dominant 4-0 victory over Burnley at Whitehawk Stadium. Whitehawk manager Sir Ryan Ferguson named a largely second string side, but saw his team control the game without too many errors.

4-0 Win vs Burnley - EFL Cup

Kylian Mbappé Was Involved In Every Goal For Whitehawk

Backup goalkeeper Daniel Bentley made his fourth start of the season for Whitehawk, while captain Stephen Lacy returned to action in central defence following a sports hernia injury. Danny Wickenden partnered Stephen Lacy in the position, while Rasmus Nissen Kristensen and Pipoca completed the back four. Sergi Samper and Lewis Cook formed a midfield base, while Miroslav Novakovic, Martin Ødegaard and Kylian Mbappé played behind Tomas Mrva in attack.

Sky Bet Championship side Burnley had a squad capable of causing upset, with midfielder Harry Winks skippering the side. Nuno Santos and Ricardo Kishna presented dangerous attacking options out wide for the away side, while English youngster Shaun Parker lead the line.

The game had 'win' written all over it for Whitehawk, and they proved the more dangerous side from the very start. Eight minutes in to the game, the hosts earned a penalty as Miroslav Novakovic was brought to the ground inside the box by Burnley defender Youssous Koné. Kylian Mbappé stepped up to the take spot kick, but saw his effort tipped on to the post and away by Dean Henderson in the Burnley goal.

Mbappé would break the deadlock in the first half, and in spectacular fashion. Whitehawk had earned a free-kick on the edge of the area on the half-hour mark, and up stepped the French attacker to curl a superb effort out of Henderson's reach, giving Whitehawk a deserved lead.

Mbappé nearly had a second minutes later as he surged beyond two Burnley defenders before curling a twenty-five yard effort just wide of Henderson's post. It was a signal of what was to come for Burnley, as Mbappé appeared to be hungry for more.

Whitehawk's ability to counter attack quickly was well documented, but Burnley could not stop it from happening on the thirty-ninth minute. Sergi Samper released Mbappé down the left wing, and his low cross was converted well by striker Tomas Mrva to double Whitehawk's advantage before the half-time interval.

Whitehawk's second goal served as a reminder of their capabilities, but Burnley were unable to stop a similar goal minutes in to the second half. Mbappé lead a quick counter forward, and picked out an unmarked Martin Ødegaard in the box. The Norwegian had time to turn and fire an unstoppable drive beyond Dean Henderson to give Whitehawk an unassailable lead.

Miroslav Novakovic should have added to the scoring minutes later. Kylian Mbappé's wide free-kick was flicked on by Stephen Lacy towards the back post, but Novakovic miss-hit his volley in to the side netting. It was a let off for Burnley.

The Serbian attacker would eventually get his goal, with less than half an hour remaining in the game. Kylian Mbappé found himself running in to the penalty area with pace and with purpose, and rolled a delicate cut-back across the six yard box for Miroslav Novakovic to convert. It was a hat-trick of assists for Mbappé!

The scoring may have finished, but the game finished on a sour note. With two minutes remaining, Kylian Mbappé was forced off with injury. He had picked up a moderately-severe calf strain which would rule him out for a number of weeks. He received a standing ovation from every single spectator as he was helped off the pitch, even the Burnley faithful joined in on the appreciation for The Mbappé Show!

Kylian Mbappé (Whitehawk) - 9.3/10

EFL Cup Fourth Round Draw

Whitehawk Would Play A Brighton Derby Against Brighton & Hove Albion

Whitehawk were handed an away fixture to city rivals Brighton & Hove Albion. The two south coast clubs had progressed confidently in to the fourth round club, but only one could progress to the next round.

Ryan Ferguson's Interview

Ryan Ferguson:
"Brilliant performance, brilliant result. We played very well and fully deserved to progress. We didn't concede too many chances at all, and we used the ball very well in possession. It is still very early in the season, but I am happy with how we are playing so far.

Mbappé was absolutely terrific today and it is disappointing to see him come off injured. We are hoping he returns to action after the October international window, but we'll have to wait and see. It is still early days and the most important thing for him now is to focus on resting and allowing his calf strain to heal. It will take as long as it takes.

We have a very exciting draw for the next round. It isn't very often we get to compete in a derby game, and we'll be awaiting our fixture against Brighton with great intent. Hopefully the game will produce great excitement but, most importantly, see us progress to the next round."

Comment Section

mgriffin2012, yeah it was the perfect game for us to begin our Champions League campaign! Hopefully we can kick on from this and really make a statement in Europe!

Previous Update: #49 - Novakovic Stars In Anderlecht Rout
Next Update: #51 - Coffey Heroics Silences San Siro
A good strong win man that should really be taken as a statement of intent for your aspirations in the competition, and a trip to the AMEX although not easy should give you a route into the next round of the competition!
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7 yearsEdited

Coffey Heroics Silences San Siro

Jason Coffey's Hat Trick Silences AC Milan Fans At The San Siro


Whitehawk recorded a thrilling 4-2 victory over AC Milan at the San Siro in their second group stage fixture of this season's UEFA Champions League. Whitehawk came back from a goal down at half time to secure an impressive victory, as Irish striker Jason Coffey scored a hat trick, and assisted another, in an emphatic performance.

4-2 Win vs AC Milan - UEFA Champions League

Coffey Was In Prolific Form And Duly Earned His Man Of The Match Award

Sir Ryan Ferguson faced a number of injury problems, with all three natural wide left attackers ruled out of action for several weeks. Eighteen year old striker Tomas Mrva was trusted with the left wing role, while Martin Ødegaard filled in for the missing Kingsley Osagie in attacking midfield.

Reported Whitehawk target Gianluigi Donnarumma captained AC Milan, and the twenty-eight year old goalkeeper had a full strength team in front of him. Veteran defender Alessio Romagnoli partnered Santos in the middle of defence, while Spanish international Mario Gómez started up front as a lone striker for the Italian side.

AC Milan had the frame of their goal to thank in the early stages of the game as Whitehawk so nearly broke the deadlock in the thirteenth minute. Anton Nyman and Martin Ødegaard played the ball around AC Milan's defence excellently, with the latter teeing up Miroslav Novakovic for a one-on-one effort. However, the Serbian's driven effort crashed off the post and bounced away.

Jason Coffey would go on to be the most influential player on the pitch, and he left his mark as early as the sixteenth minute. A loose back pass from José Mauri allowed the Irishman to break on to the ball, and the Irishman coolly rolled the ball underneath the onrushing Donnarumma to give Whitehawk a priceless lead.

The goal seemed to invigorate AC Milan more than it did Whitehawk, and the hosts were applying excruciating pressure on the visitors. Mario Gómez had worked space out left, and cut back for Stanislav Hasek to fire a powerful drive at Whitehawk's goal. However, Predrag Rajkovic proved to be more than up to the task, and got two strong hands to the ball to palm it away.

Milan's pressure would eventually pay dividends, and Stanislav Hasek would get his goal, with twelve minutes remaining in the first half. Júnior was allowed too much space in the box, and his low cross was converted by Hasek to level the score.

The hosts would then go on to take the lead five minutes later. It was a counter attack of dreams as Stanislav Hasek stormed down the left wing. His low cross towards the near post was converted by Mario Gómez, giving AC Milan the lead heading in to half time.

The Spanish striker should have doubled his tally, and Milan's lead, minutes in to the second half. Júnior's through ball split Whitehawk's defence, but Gómez could only fire his shot high and wide when one-on-one.

Moments later, and Jason Coffey came to life. The Irishman held off José Mauri with his back to goal and gave possession to team mate Miroslav Novakovic. The Serb moved forward before returning the ball to Coffey, who had darted in to the penalty area, and the Irishman finished high in to the top corner to restore parity.

A mighty warrior arose out of Jason Coffey, and he presented Novakovic with the perfect opportunity to score on the hour mark. The Irishman spun away from two defenders on the edge of AC Milan's penalty area before teeing up the Serb, but Novakovic's effort was parried away by Donnarumma.

Coffey would get his assist, as substitute Sergi Samper put Whitehawk back in front. Tomas Mrva lead a threatening counter attack forward for Whitehawk, and his low ball to the edge of the area was clinically flicked on by Jason Coffey in to the path of Sergi Samper, who buried his effort beyond Donnarumma to put Whitehawk in to the ascendancy.

Coffey was not finished there, and would go on to complete a hat trick. With less than fifteen minutes remaining, Whitehawk were hungry for more goals and attacked with pace and purpose. Novakovic picked out Anton Nyman on the edge of Milan's box, and the Swedish midfielder reversed the ball first time in to the path of Coffey, who powered an unstoppable drive across goal to seal a memorable hat trick, and truly silence the AC Milan fans.

Jason Coffey (Whitehawk) - 9.6/10

Ryan Ferguson's Interview

Ryan Ferguson:
"Well it was a terrific game with plenty of excitement! We did brilliantly initially to take the lead, but then AC Milan showed greater character for the remainder of the first half and they deserved to be leading at the break. Credit has to go to our players for their second half performance, though, as they produced an incredible display of attack quality.

(Jason) Coffey was incredible. He was tremendous in front of goal and deservedly took the match ball home. His finishing was fantastic, and so was his creativity. He set up a number of good chances for the others and played his role absolutely brilliantly.

The result leaves us with six points from a possible six, which we can only be delighted with. We still have four more games left to play in the group stage, and each game will be as important as the last. Hopefully we can take this momentum and continue scoring as we have done in recent weeks."

Comment Section

mgriffin2012, the EFL Cup will certainly not be a trophy neglected by Whitehawk while I'm in charge! Every trophy is important, and we'll try our best to fight on all fronts!

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