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John Warrington: The Submarine Captain

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JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2018-06-21 09:23
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"Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They're like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine" - Johnny King (Tranmere legend)

*Clicking pictures will show player screenshots

Goalkeepers



Ben Amos - Luke McGee

Defenders

Fullbacks



Connor Roberts - Ola Aina - Alexander McQueen - Connor Wood

Centre Backs



Curtis Good - Tom Aldred - Will Packwood - Harry Lennon - Tommy Spurr

Midfielders

Centre Midfielders



Chris Dawson - Hope Akpan - Ollie Banks - Sean Goss - Wayne Rooney

Strikers



Andy Cook - Sam Winnall - Danny Rose - Alexander Eggert - Kieffer Moore

Reserves



Tim Telford - Michael Ramshaw - James Babalola - Ben Hudson
JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2018-06-21 09:24
gb 511 posts 7 likes joined Jan 07, 2016


"Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They're like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine" - Johnny King (Tranmere legend)

Transfer Deadline Day - 31st August 2020

So I've never really been one for deadline day. Usually, I just sit back and relax having already done all my transfer dealings. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case this season.

It all started when this came through into my inbox.



To say I was fuming would be an understatement. Our best player and not someone I wanted to get rid of. The upside to this was that the sale gave me a little money to spend on improving the squad so, with that in mind, I offered out a couple of players.

To replace Connor, I bought Donald Love from Sunderland for 150k. A profit of almost two million for two very similar players. Could be worse I suppose.



Out went center back Will Packwood, joining Preston for a fee of 325k. For the same price, I managed to sign Ryan Bennett from Derby. The comparison below shows that I got a pretty good deal.



Next to go was Hope Akpan, who joined Portsmouth for 725k. I was tempted to not sign a replacement as Chris Dawson and Sean Goss are more than capable in the midfield but I ended up signing Eunan O'Kane from Leeds for 180k. Whilst not being as physically good, O'Kane's technical and mental stats make him a very good replacement for Akpan.



The last player to leave was Harry Lennon, who signed for Sunderland for 825k. I replaced him with QPR's Tyler Blackett, who cost 94k.

JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2018-06-21 09:41
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"Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They're like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine" - Johnny King (Tranmere legend)

August 2020 - December 2020

What a team I have on my hands here. I came into this season expecting a relegation battle and going into the new year, we are sitting pretty up the top. I simply cannot believe my eyes. We've been superb and deserve to be up there.

Sam Winnall and Danny Rose have formed a lethal partnership up front and are both approaching 20 goals for the season, with Kieffer Moore providing great support.

In the Carabao Cup, we were beaten by a strong Manchester United side in extra time. The lads put up a great fight before Anthony Martial turned it on in extra time. Our FA Cup journey begins and probably ends when we travel to Chelsea in the third round. I'm looking to avoid a drubbing in that one.

There's been a couple of games where we have not turned up, which is a little disappointing but when the lads are playing like they are, it's to be expected. Away at Norwich was an example of that. I don't mind those performances as long as they are once in a blue moon.

The aim now is to push on and maintain our lead at the top of the table and become a Premier League side. What a dream come true that would be.







Matches Played - 26
Goals Scored - 68
Goals Conceded - 31
Yellow Cards - 37
Red Cards - 2
Average Attendance - 15,482

Top Goalscorer - Danny Rose - 19
Highest Average Rating - Danny Rose - 7.75
Most Assists - Danny Rose - 12
Best Pass Completion - Luke McGee - 84%
Most POM's - Danny Rose - 7
Most Yellow Cards - Connor Wood - 8
Most Red Cards - Ola Aina - 2









Once again, credit to our medical staff and coaching staff. We've not had a lot of injuries so they are obviously doing something right. The guy I feel sorry for is Ben Amos, he broke his finger in the first game of the season and hasn't been able to get his place in the team back. Wayne Rooney has picked up a couple of injuries which has spurred on his decision to retire at the end of the season.



John Warrington Manager of the Month x1
Danny Rose Player of the Month x1
JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2018-06-21 09:47
gb 511 posts 7 likes joined Jan 07, 2016


"Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They're like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine" - Johnny King (Tranmere legend)

January 2021 - May 20121

Speechless. Simply speechless. We absolutely DOMINATED the Championship! I was hoping for a top half finish but to do what we have done is simply remarkable. 16 points clear at the top. We were perhaps helped by an early exit in the FA Cup which allowed us to concentrate on our league form.

That early exit came at the hands of Chelsea. Talk about a game of two halves. The first half showed why we were a Championship team and we found ourselves 4-0 down at the break. The second half though, good grief. I think a few Premier League teams will be fearing us next season after that half. Three unanswered goals and we hit the woodwork to draw level. What an effort.

Danny Rose has been an inspired signing, leading the way in goals and assists. That 300k is looking like a bargain right about now and he's already made himself into a legend at the club.

One negative point in the season came at Middlesbrough, where we lost 5-0. It's worth bearing in mind that this was the game after our promotion to the Premier League was confirmed. Maybe the lads were still pissed.







Matches Played - 46
Goals Scored - 113
Goals Conceded - 53
Yellow Cards - 71
Red Cards - 5
Average Attendance - 15,803

Top Goalscorer - Danny Rose - 29
Highest Average Rating - Danny Rose - 7.66
Most Assists - Danny Rose - 19
Best Pass Completion - Luke McGee - 85%
Most POM's - Danny Rose - 10
Most Yellow Cards - Connor Wood - 14
Most Red Cards - Ola Aina - 2









We only had two injuries above minor in the second half of the season. Andy Cook broke his ankle in February but was able to recover in time for me to give him one last game in the final game of the season. Ryan Bennett suffered a concussion in a game against Cardiff and missed a few weeks. Can't argue with that.



John Warrington Manager of the Month x1
Danny Rose Player of the Month x1
Curtis Good Player of the Month x1
JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2018-06-21 09:53
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"Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They're like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine" - Johnny King (Tranmere legend)

SkyBet Championship Awards

Manager of the Year



Not going to argue with this one!

Player of the Year



There was only ever going to be one winner really and that's not me being biased. Danny's average rating was 0.4 above his nearest rival.

Golden Boot



Going into the last game of the season, Danny had 25 goals and Sarkic had 26. Sarkic scored two against us but Danny scored a hat-trick to steal the golden boot!

Team of the Year



Just the eight Tranmere players in the team of the year. Says it all really.

Club Awards



Fans' Player of the Season

I think the vote percentage says everything to be honest. This was possibly the easiest decision in history. Danny Rose has been a class above all season long.

Goal of the Season

Not a great goal as Goal of the Season awards go, but not I'm not surprised that it was scored by Danny.

Signing of the Season

That 331k is looking like a right steal now. Danny scored 16 in 36 for Gillingham in League One last season and the gamble to sign him paid off.

Young Player of the Season

Very happy to see Alexander Eggert win this. He's got so much potential and I can see him becoming our record goalscorer in the future.
JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2018-06-21 09:56
gb 511 posts 7 likes joined Jan 07, 2016


"Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They're like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine" - Johnny King (Tranmere legend)

The Stats



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Most Appearances
1. Danny Rose - 47 (1)
2. Curtis Good - 47
3. Sam Winnall - 45 (2)

Most Goals
1. Danny Rose - 29
2. Sam Winnall - 24
3. Kieffer Moore - 19

Most Assists
1. Danny Rose - 19
2. Sam Winnall - 14
3. Kieffer Moore - 12

Highest Average Rating
1. Danny Rose - 7.66
2. Kieffer Moore - 7.31
3. Alexander Eggert - 7.27

Most Tackles Won
1. Connor Wood - 283
2. Eunan O'Kane - 194
3. Sean Goss - 192

Best Tackle Completion Ratio
1. Ryan Bennett - 83%
2. Eunan O'Kane - 78%
3. Curtis Good - 77%

Most Interceptions
1. Tyler Blackett - 226
2. Curtis Good - 193
3. Ryan Bennett - 149

Distance Covered per 90 mins
1. Donald Love - 15.0km
2. Ola Aina - 14.7km
3. Connor Wood - 14.5km

Best Pass Completion Ratio
1. Luke McGee - 85%
2. Michael Ramshaw - 80%
3. Ollie Banks - 79%

Most Chances created per 90 minutes
1. Kieffer Moore - 1.17
= Danny Rose - 1.17
3. Sam Winnall - 1.03
JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2018-06-21 09:56
gb 511 posts 7 likes joined Jan 07, 2016


"Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They're like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine" - Johnny King (Tranmere legend)

Around the Leagues

Premier League

Champions - Man United
Rest of top 4 - Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal
Relegated - Brighton, West Brom, Millwall

Championship

Champions - Tranmere
Promoted - Southampton, Sunderland
Relegated - Cardiff, Ipswich, Luton

League One

Champions - Barnsley
Promoted - Peterborough, Portsmouth
Relegated - Northampton, Colchester Charlton, Doncaster

League Two

Champions - Yeovil
Promoted - Plymouth, Rochdale, Wycombe
Relegated - Halifax, Stevenage

National League

Champions - Bury
Promoted - AFC Fylde
Relegated - Boreham Wood, Dover, Wealdstone, Bromley

National League North

Champions - Macclesfield
Promoted - Boston
Relegated - Hednesford, Biggleswade Town, Guiseley

National League South

Champions - Woking
Promoted - St. Albans
Relegated - Dartford Chippenham, Leatherhead

FA Cup

Winners - Chelsea
Runners-Up - West Ham

Carabao Cup

Winners - Man City
Runners-Up - Man United

Community Shield

Winners - Man United
Runners-Up - Man City

Checkatrade Trophy

Winners - Liverpool Under 23's
Runners-Up - Coventry

FA Trophy

Winners - Leyton Orient
Runners-Up - Billericay

Champions League

Winners - PSG
Runners-Up - Man City

Europa League

Winners - Monaco
Runners-Up - Porto

Super Cup

Winners - Man United
Runners-Up - Inter
ScottT's avatar Group ScottT 2018-06-22 17:28
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Great to see you in the Premier League, it has been an incredible journey. Looking forward to seeing how you cope with the riches.
JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2018-06-27 20:46
gb 511 posts 7 likes joined Jan 07, 2016


"Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They're like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine" - Johnny King (Tranmere legend)

Transfers

Transfers Out

Released Players



Three players left Prenton Park at the end of their contracts. Wayne Rooney called time on a superb playing career and Ben Hudson and Andy Cook left for pastures new. I was disappointed to lose Andy as I wanted him to have one more season with us, especially as he was the last guy left who I didn't sign. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be.

Transfers Out



With us going up once again, I needed to make some changes in the squad. Ollie Banks and Ben Amos left the club permanently whilst the rest went out on loan. The players who went out on loan are players who I thought wouldn't get much first-team action at the club. I'm excited to see how Michael Ramshaw goes at Salford after being used as a sub by us last season.

Transfers In



Mr. Palios gave me some money to spend! I couldn't believe it when I saw the news. I decided that I was going to add a couple of players in and try not to break the bank and I feel like I got some really good deals.

From day one of pre-season, I targeted a goalkeeper. I did have my sights set on Danny Ward but he chose to go to Sunderland. Agustin Rossi was my second choice and will likely replace Luke McGee in goal.

Our main defensive downfall last season was on the wings so I decided to sign two new wing backs. Paul Dummett and Carl Jenkinson are two players who have Premier League experience which I believe will be very valuable to us during the season. Another signing with Premier League experience is Matthew Pennington in the center of defence.

Our final two signings were Ben Godfrey and Oliver Sarkic. Ben can play in both defence and midfield, providing us with valuable versatility. The signing of Oliver Sarkic was inspired by the way Danny Rose played last season. Sarkic scored the same amount of goals as him in the league so I felt like he would be a good addition to the squad.
JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2018-06-27 20:47
gb 511 posts 7 likes joined Jan 07, 2016


"Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They're like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine" - Johnny King (Tranmere legend)

*Clicking pictures will show player screenshots

Goalkeepers



Agustin Rossi - Luke McGee

Defenders

Fullbacks



Carl Jenkinson - Paul Dummett - Donald Love - Ola Aina

Centre Backs



Matthew Pennington - Curtis Good - Tyler Blackett - Ryan Bennett - Tommy Spurr

Midfielders

Centre Midfielders



Eunan O'Kane - Sean Goss - Chris Dawson - Ben Godfrey

Strikers



Danny Rose - Alexander Eggert - Sam Winnall - Oliver Sarkic

Out On Loan



Tom Aldred - James Babalola - Connor Wood - Kieffer Moore - Michael Ramshaw
JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2018-06-27 20:48
gb 511 posts 7 likes joined Jan 07, 2016


"Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They're like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine" - Johnny King (Tranmere legend)

August 2021 - December 2021

I'm very happy with the way the season has gone so far. We were the bookies favourites to go down at 5/2 and find ourselves in the top half of the table. There's been some ups and downs along the way, beating Liverpool was up there as well as the 7-1 thrashing against Leicester. The losses away at Palace and Burnley were disappointing but the low point was definitely the 3-1 loss to Sunderland at home. Dummett got sent off in that one.

The Carabao Cup run has been nothing short of extraordinary. We are into the semi-finals where we'll play Watford. Along the way we have beaten BOTH Manchester clubs including a superb smash and grab 1-0 win away at Man City. The quarter-final tie against Tottenham was no gimme either. We start our FA Cup journey in January with an away tie against Bradford.

Oliver Sarkic has been the standout player so far this season, though we've just lost him to injury. He's basically this season's Danny Rose. Speaking of Danny Rose, he's been a little disappointing but his form is slowly starting to pick back up again. The major disappointment has been the performances of Sam Winnall who has only managed two goals in 20 appearances. I may look to move him on in January and get a replacement in.







Matches Played - 19
Goals Scored - 40
Goals Conceded - 31
Yellow Cards - 42
Red Cards - 2
Average Attendance - 14,745

Top Goalscorer - Oliver Sarkic - 20
Highest Average Rating - Oliver Sarkic - 7.33
Most Assists - Danny Rose - 8
Best Pass Completion - Agustin Rossi - 82%
Most POM's - Oliver Sarkic - 4
Most Yellow Cards - Ben Godfrey - 8
Most Red Cards - Paul Dummett - 2









I'm not going to lie, we've had more serious injuries than I'd like. Losing Eunan O'Kane was a big blow and now we've lost Oliver Sarkic for a month. Sarkic's injury is really going to test us as he's been our standout player so far this season. Ola Aina broke his ankle but luckily we had cover for him, though we were a little stretched as it overlapped with Carl Jenkinson's hip injury.



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JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2018-06-27 20:49
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"Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They're like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine" - Johnny King (Tranmere legend)

January 2022 - May 2022

We finished the season in a superb 6th place, above the likes of Tottenham and Everton. Never did I ever think we'd do this well in our first season in the Premier League, I'm over the moon. We were only nine points away from the top 4! I'm really excited to get into pre-season, upgrade the squad and hopefully improve on that 6th place next season.

Our second half of the season form was helped by a loan signing I made in January. Xurxo Castineiras came in from Manchester United and was absolutely incredible. 15 goals in 16 games and 10 assists with an average rating of just under 8. I'll be trying my hardest to extend his loan for next season for sure.

You could say that the cups went well considering we WON THE CARABAO CUP. What an effort to do that and it gives us a European place for next season, incredible scenes! Our FA Cup run was ended by Liverpool in a replay unfortunately but the Carabao Cup more than makes up for that.

On the back of that cup win, I decided to ask Mark Palios for some upgrades to the facilities and I wasn't disappointed. We now have Training, Youth and Data Analysis upgrades on the way! I also received this at the end of the season.



It's great to see the board investing for the future, even if the name of the new stadium is awful!

I have to mention Man United. They have absolutely dominated the Premier League! They've lost just one in the league and have won it with a record points haul. All credit to Jose there, makes it 5 in a row for them now. Hopefully, we can knock them off that perch in the future.

I don't know what happened to Danny Rose in mid-April but he suddenly burst into life. NINE goals in three games including two four-goal hauls, absolutely incredible. To think I was debating selling him on and getting someone else in. I even loaned Xurxo Castineiras from Manchester United in January.

The highlight of the second half of the season, other than the cup win, has to be our home game against Chelsea. SEVEN-ONE! WHAT A RESULT!







Matches Played - 38
Goals Scored - 93
Goals Conceded - 65
Yellow Cards - 70
Red Cards - 5
Average Attendance - 14,745

Top Goalscorer - Oliver Sarkic - 28
Highest Average Rating - Danny Rose - 7.47
Most Assists - Danny Rose and Alexander Eggert - 16
Best Pass Completion - Agustin Rossi - 84%
Most POM's - Danny Rose and Alexander Eggert - 7
Most Yellow Cards - Ben Godfrey - 12
Most Red Cards - Paul Dummett - 4









The injury situation was much improved in the second half of the season, with no additional major injuries. We did lose Oliver Sarkic to a twisted ankle for 3 weeks but it didn't affect us too much thankfully.



John Warrington Manager of the Month x1
Alexander Eggert Young Player of the Month x1
Xurxo Castineiras Young Player of the Month x2
JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2018-06-27 20:53
gb 511 posts 7 likes joined Jan 07, 2016


"Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They're like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine" - Johnny King (Tranmere legend)

Premier League Awards

Manager of the Year



Can't argue here, United have been incredible.

Player of the Year



What a season Harry Kane has had! Wow.

Golden Boot



Over a goal a game for Harry Kane!

Club Awards



Fans' Player of the Season

I'm amazed to not see Sarkic in the running for this award considering how good he has been this season. Danny Rose only come good at the end of the season, however, he is loved by the fans. Alexander Eggert had a good season and is deserving of second place.

Goal of the Season

A piledriver from the edge of the area to open the scoring.

Signing of the Season

Oliver Sarkic or Xurxo Castineiras would have been my choices but Agustin Rossi has been solid in goal this season to his credit. He has completely replaced Luke McGee in the side now.

Young Player of the Season

Deserved win for Alexander Eggert here. 25 goals for the season is a great return for a player who is only going to get better with time.
JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2018-06-27 20:57
gb 511 posts 7 likes joined Jan 07, 2016


"Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They're like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine" - Johnny King (Tranmere legend)

The Stats



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Most Appearances
1. Ryan Bennett - 49
=. Matthew Pennington - 49
3. Ben Godfrey - 47
=. Agustin Rossi - 47

Most Goals
1. Oliver Sarkic - 28
2. Danny Rose - 26
3. Alexander Eggert - 25

Most Assists
1. Alexander Eggert - 16
=. Danny Rose - 16
3. Oliver Sarkic - 12

Highest Average Rating
1. Xurxo Castineiras - 7.97
2. Danny Rose - 7.47
3. Alexander Eggert - 7.40

Most Tackles Won
1. Ben Godfrey - 241
2. Paul Dummett - 222
3. Matthew Pennington - 170

Best Tackle Completion Ratio
1. Ben Godfrey - 79%
=. Ryan Bennett - 79%
3. Donald Love - 78%

Most Interceptions
1. Matthew Pennington - 233
2. Ryan Bennett - 222
2. Curtis Good - 138

Distance Covered per 90 mins
1. Carl Jenkinson - 15.7km
2. Paul Dummett - 15.5km
3. Ola Aina - 15.4km

Best Pass Completion Ratio
1. Augustin Rossi - 84%
2. Sean Goss - 76%
=. Eunan O'Kane - 76%

Most Chances created per 90 minutes
1. Xurxo Castineiras - 1.47
2. Alexander Eggert - 1.08
3. Danny Rose - 1.06
JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2018-06-27 20:58
gb 511 posts 7 likes joined Jan 07, 2016


"Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They're like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine" - Johnny King (Tranmere legend)

Around the Leagues

Premier League

Champions - Man United
Rest of top 4 - Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea
Relegated - Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Sunderland

Championship

Champions - Leeds
Promoted - Brighton, Wolves
Relegated - Millwall, Norwich, Peterborough

League One

Champions - Cardiff
Promoted - Ipswich, Rochdale
Relegated - Wigan, Bolton Wycombe, Mansfield

League Two

Champions - Lincoln
Promoted - Grimsby, Southend, Colchester
Relegated - Morecambe, Northampton

National League

Champions - Leyton Orient
Promoted - York
Relegated - Sutton, Barrow, St. Albans, Eastleigh

National League North

Champions - Chester
Promoted - Bishop's Stortford
Relegated - Gloucester, North Ferriby, Alfreton

National League South

Champions - Boreham Wood
Promoted - Bromley
Relegated - Staines Chelmsford, Sailsbury

FA Cup

Winners - Everton
Runners-Up - Liverpool

Carabao Cup

Winners - Tranmere
Runners-Up - West Ham

Community Shield

Winners - Chelsea
Runners-Up - Man United

Checkatrade Trophy

Winners - Man United Under 23's
Runners-Up - Bristol Rovers

FA Trophy

Winners - Harrogate
Runners-Up - Leyton Orient

Champions League

Winners - Atletico Madrid
Runners-Up - Real Madrid

Europa League

Winners - Tottenham
Runners-Up - Benfica

Super Cup

Winners - PSG
Runners-Up - Monaco

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