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The Warrington Way

From non-league to glory
Started on 21 November 2019 by MrTini23
Latest Reply on 31 March 2020 by Justice

The Warrington Way

January 2026

1st January

Winger Pietro Simoni joins from Leverkusen for a fee of 5.25m. He'll be rejoining them on loan until the end of the season

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Maxi Gomez was on fire as we eased to a 3-0 win away at Stoke, who languish in 19th in the table.

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As we were playing a lower league side, I rotated the team quite a bit. What followed was a routine win and a place in the 4th round of the FA Cup.

5th January

Everton to play either West Ham or Derby away in the FA Cup 4th Round

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We'll go into the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg needing a win after losing at Old Trafford. Man United probably deserved the result in the end but I'm proud of the way the lads fought to make sure we went back to Goodison Park with a chance of going through.

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Relief would be the word I'd use. We absolutely bossed the entire game but we couldn't get the ball in the back of the net for quite a while. Fortunately, Theo Lebrun opened the scoring just after the hour and we eased to a 2-0 win.

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Absolutely dominant. There was only ever going to be one winner of this one.

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We took all three points away from St. James' Park with a great performance that never gave the hosts a chance of getting back into the game.

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Another good win away from home but we really had to work hard to progress to the next round. Thankfully, a goal from Mathias Timmermans gave us the win we needed.

26th January

Everton to play away at Tottenham in the FA Cup 5th Round

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Gutted, absolutely gutted. We had enough chances to overturn the first-leg deficit and we didn't take them meaning we're out of the Carabao Cup.

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Disappointed to draw but drawing away at a team like Tottenham isn't too bad I guess. Worrying that we drew a blank for the second game in a row.

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A great month for us in the Premier League. Our main rivals all dropped points so we now have a nine-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. The pundits are comparing us to that Leicester side that won the title but I firmly believe we'd challenge again if we won it.

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You've extended your advantage at the top excellently and albeit January presented you with disappointment in the form of a semi-final defeat in the Carabao Cup, you have a lot to be pleased with at the end of the month.
Loving the story so far, keep up the good work!

Out of interest, how have Warrington fared since your departure?
2020-02-04 10:35#266254 ScottT : You've extended your advantage at the top excellently and albeit January presented you with disappointment in the form of a semi-final defeat in the Carabao Cup, you have a lot to be pleased with at the end of the month.

2020-02-05 15:43#266326 AstonVilla555 : Loving the story so far, keep up the good work!

Out of interest, how have Warrington fared since your departure?

Thanks guys. I'm really pleased with the way it's going. Unfortunately, Warrington look to be on their way down to L1 this season. I think I'll definitely end up back there at some point. Feels like I have unfinished business there.

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February 2026

1st February

I noticed Troy Parrott, Kingsley Etim, Ben White and Mathias Timmermans were all looking a little fatigued so I decided to give them all a two week break. I figured I could spare them for the Huddersfield game and the away game at Burnley isn't until the 21st.

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With me sending four players off for a rest, we played a much-changed side against Huddersfield, giving some players a chance to make an impact. Exequiel Avila took that opportunity with both hands, scoring four goals in a 7-3 win. It was also great to see Jim Nixon-Meace come off the bench to score on his debut.

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After his exploits against Huddersfield, Exequiel Avila kept his place in the side and he rewarded us with another goal. It was also great to see Troy Parrott and Mathias Timmermans return from their rest with a goal each.


Exequiel Avila wins the Premier League Player of the Month award

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League Table

We're still top of the league but the gap has been reduced to six points. We have a chance to extend it back to nine when we host Norwich for our game in hand.

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March 2026

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We start the month with a routine home win against Norwich at Goodison Park.

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This is an incredible result. When Maxi got sent off in the first minute, I thought we were about to go out of the FA Cup. However, the lads dug deep and managed to come away with a superb win.

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This is why you never give up. We looked set for defeat at Arsenal, despite being the better side in the game. That was until Ben White popped up to poke home from a goalmouth scramble in stoppage time. I'll happily take the point.

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We came out like a house on fire, scoring in the first minute of the game. From there, we dominated the game, though I was very disappointed that we didn't add to our lead. Three points in the bag are the main thing though.

16th March

Our youth intake came in today but there aren't any players worth mentioning.

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Possibly the worst 30-minute spell I've seen since I took over. Chelsea ran riot and e couldn't recover, losing by three goals to one. Extremely disappointing.

19th March

Absolutely delighted to sign a two-year contract extension.

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I fuc**** hate Man United. They bring our FA Cup journey to an end as they did in the Carabao Cup. We only have ourselves to blame really, we weren't good enough on the day.

21st March

Troy Parrott out for 3 weeks with strained ankle ligaments

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League Table

Still top but if Liverpool win their game in hand then the gap is down to 6 points. The game at Anfield next month is a massive game!

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United look to be your bogey side in the cup competitions. Very frustrating... at least you're in control of where the Premier League is heading.

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April 2026

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A dominant four-nil win over Palace at Goodison Park but that wasn't the main news from the day. The main news was Southampton beating 2nd place Liverpool at St. Marys! A win at Anfield and we could have one hand on the title.

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AN ABSOLUTELY HUGE RESULT. 1st v 2nd, we hadn't won at Anfield since 1999 and a win for them would see them close the gap at the top. What we did though was go to their own back yard and BEAT THEM. The first time this century and what a time to do it!

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Really disappointed with this result. We took the lead and looked good but we got complacent and conceded two quick goals. We tried to recover but we weren't able to find a goal to bring us back into the game.

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CHAMPIONS! What a way to do it. Man United have been our bogey side since I took over so to beat them by FIVE goals to nil to win the title is a dream come true!

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CHAMPIONS OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE. An incredible achievement from everyone. I said that April would be the deciding factor in who won the title and it was. That victory at Anfield was a key result for me as it gave us the confidence that we could win it.

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May 2026

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I played a massively rotated team for our away game at Leicester and it backfired. The young team were disappointing and fell to a deserved 2-0 defeat.

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I played our usual side for our last home game of the season and they didn't disappoint, beating Fulham by two goals to nil.

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A good win away at Villa to finish the season on a high. It was great to see given we played a few of our more younger squad members.

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Final League Table

What a season it has been. It'll take a lot of hard work to retain our title next season.

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End of Season Awards

League Stats

League Awards

Manager of the Season

Absolutely delighted to win the Manager of the Season award and with us winning the league, I'd argue that it was very much deserved.

Player of the Season

I'm disappointed that Troy Parrott didn't win this but you can't really argue with those stats from Liverpool's Mo Salah. An incredible season for him.

Club Awards

Fans' Player of the Season

I'm amazed that Troy Parrott hasn't won this to be honest but saying that, Isaac Pereira has also been fantastic this season.

Signing of the Season

There could only ever be one winner really. That 30m looks a steal giving the number of goals he scored for us this season. It'll be interesting to see how he gets on next season.

Young Player of the Season

See above. A great season for the right midfielder. It would have been nice to see Troy Parrott win one of the Player of the Season awards though.

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The Stats

*10 appearances minimum

Most Appearances
1. Ben White - 43(1)
2. Troy Parrott - 41(3)
3. Theo Lebrun - 41(2)

Most Goals
1. Troy Parrott - 35
2. Maxi Gomez - 26
3. Isaac Pereira - 12

Most Assists
1. Isaac Pereira - 16
2. Theo Lebrun - 14
3. Maxi Gomez - 9

Highest Average Rating
1. Isaac Pereira - 7.58
2. Troy Parrott - 7.56
3. Maxi Gomez - 7.39

Player of the Match Awards
1. Troy Parrott - 8
2. Theo Lebrun - 5
=. Maxi Gomez - 5

Most Interceptions
1. Ben White - 131
2. Karl Collier - 130
3. Pedro Scow - 108

Tackles Completed
1. Kingsley Etim - 203
2. Pedro Scow - 149
3. Theo Lebrun - 142

Pass Completion %
1. Manuel Gasparini - 80%
2. Ben White - 79%
=. Troy Parrott - 79%
=. Albert Sambi Lokonga - 79%

Shots on Target
1. Troy Parrott - 109
2. Maxi Gomez - 81
3. Isaac Pereira - 57

Distance covered per 90 mins
1. Ruben Abreu - 8.5mi
2. Jean-Luc Vila - 8.5mi
3. Johnny Roche - 8.1mi
=. Isaac Pereira - 8.1mi
=. Luke Shaw - 8.1mi
=. Theo Lebrun - 8.1mi

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Retained List

This is a lot different from the way we used to do it at Warrington, mainly because all the players are already tied down to contracts.

To Keep

Manuel Gasparini
Pedro Scow
Kingsley Etim
Ben White
Karl Collier
Nohan Kenneh
Enrico Martelli
Isaac Pereira
Ruben Abreu
Mathias Timmermans
Johnny Roche
Theo Lebrun
Patrick Crooks
Pietro Simoni
Harrison Boardley
Ismael Cebolla
Exequiel Avila
Troy Parrott

To Sell

Albert Sambi Lokonga
Jean-Luc Vila
Luke Shaw
Maxi Gomez (Possibly)

Transfer Targets

1 x LB
1 x RB
1 x CM
1 x ST
Congratulations on a fantastic season. Incredible accomplishment and an incredible way to win it.

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Pre-Season 2026/27

27th May

Jean-Luc Vila to join RB Leipzig for a fee of 39m

19th June

Spanish full-back Pau joins from Newcastle for a fee of 18.25m. I'm very happy with this signing as he can play on either side.

23rd June

Maxi Gomez agrees to join Real Madrid for a fee of 49m

We replace Maxi Gomez by making a huge signing in Juventus striker Wallim, securing his services by paying 61m.

27th June

Midfielder Alexis Garza joins from Club America for a fee of 27.5m

4th July

Friendly - FC Hermannstadt 0-2 Everton

5th July

Albert Sambi Lokonga joins Crystal Palace for a fee of 33.5m

8th July

Luke Shaw joins Villarreal for a fee of 8m

Friendly - FC Basel 0-3 Everton

11th July

Friendly - Slavia Sofia 1-4 Everton

14th July

Friendly - Gillingham 1-9 Everton

18th July

Friendly - RB Leipzig 1-2 Everton

25th July

Friendly - SC Amiens 0-8 Everton

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