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Eastwood Town: From The Bottom, To The Top

Started on 25 May 2012 by kingcraigan
Latest Reply on 14 July 2012 by Hetzer
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Championship

Champions - Stoke
Promoted - Wolves, West Ham
Relegated - Millwall, Crawley, Nottingham Forest


Woo. West ham :D
Eastwood Town Season 8 – Premier League
After staying in the league last season, can Eastwood make some forward steps?

Eastwood Open New Stadium
Eastwood Town are today proud to open their new stadium. The Eastwood Stadium will hold 16625 with plenty of room to expand. The opened was a star-studded affair with Eastwood legends past and present turning out for the occasion. Later, there will be a match between an Eastwood XI and an Eastwood Legends XI to mark the last match at Coronation Park.

Season 8 Target – Mid-Table Finish
Transfer Budget - £20.01M
Wage Budget - £397k per week
Nice tasty budget there for me to sink my teeth in. Hopefully I can get some quality buys in.
Coronation Park’s Final Match (this didn’t happen in-game, just using some artistic license)
Eastwood Town XI-------V-------Eastwood Legends XI

GK: Alex Cairns-------------------------GK: James Gilpin
DL: Ricardo Achterberg-----------------DL: Thomas Lyskov
DC: Jonathan Rossini--------------------DC: Kuagica Bondo
DC: Momo Wandel Balde-----------------DC: Aidan Chainey
DR: Javan Vidal-------------------------DR: Ben Townsend
ML: Enric Saborit-----------------------ML: Martyn Woolford
MC: Juande-----------------------------MC: Gavin Caines
MC: Joe McKee-------------------------MC: Jonathan Lynch
MR: Juanfran---------------------------MR: Ashley Cain
ST: Akwasi Asante----------------------ST: Jamil Adam
ST: Kevin Doyle-------------------------ST: Tresor Kandol

On a sunny afternoon in Nottinghamshire, Coronation Park hosted its final game before demolition between an Eastwood Legends XI and Eastwood Town XI. Returning to Coronation were such names like Jamil Adam and Martyn Woolford. The game ended in a one-nil win for Eastwood Town XI, Alex Cairns scoring a penalty in a party affair at the ground. After the match, the pitch became party-central as players old and new mingled with fans to thank them all for their support over the years. Coronation Park’s most famous result was the defeat of Manchester City last season and hopefully the Eastwood Stadium creates many more memorable occasions.
Transfers
In
Michael Chambers (DC) – Swansea - £1.8M
Callum Green (DC) – Peterborough - £3.9M
Connor Wickham (ST) – Free
Cristian Battocchio (DM/MC) – AZ Alkmaar - £3.7M
Quin Kruijsen (DL/ML/AML) – Roda JC – £2M
Ismail Aissati (AMC/AML) – Norwich - £6M
Denis Odoi (DR) – Newcastle - £700k

OUT
Ricardo Quaresma – Retired
Brett Pitman – Free
Matt Richards – Free
Jereon Simaeys – Free
Jael – Free
Juande – Free
Thomas Lyskov – Free
Kevin Doyle – Retired
Romain Vincleot - Retired
Preseason
Eastwood Town 4 – 1 Lyon
Eastwood Town 2 – 0 Bordeaux
Clyde 0 – 1 Eastwood Town
Eastwood Town 4 – 0 AS Monaco
Bradford City 0 – 2 Eastwood Town
Huddersfield Town 1 – 3 Eastwood Town
Dungannon 2 – 4 Eastwood Town
Some good results there, nice to have a 100% record in pre-season against some good teams.

Board Requests
I have asked the Board to improve the training facilities, youth facilities and youth recruitment network.
August
Liverpool 2 – 0 Eastwood Town (HT: 1 – 0)
Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
Liverpool In Control. Eastwood Town had a tricky opening match in their second season in the Premier League, travelling to Anfield. Eastwood put in a good shift with a raft of debuts, but the Reds came out on top.

Eastwood Town 3 – 1 Sunderland (HT: 1 – 0)
Cristian Battocchio 15’
Mateusz Kot 48’
Lehlohonolo Majoro 57’
Lehlohonolo Majoro
Quality Of Possession Provides Victory. In their first official game at their new stadium, Eastwood hosted Sunderland. Despite the Badgers never even getting a point off their opponents before, the new signings showed their worth with a good victory.

Nottingham Forest 0 – 5 Eastwood Town (HT: 0 – 4) League Cup 2nd Round
Connor Wickham 6’ 26’
Mateusz Kot 14’
Enric Saborit 34’ 86’
Connor Wickham
Five-Star Eastwood Triumph. The League Cup draw produced a local derby with Eastwood travelling away to Nottingham Forest. The Badgers once again proved themselves to be the best team in the county with a thumping performance; scoring 5 goals in the process. Connor Wickham picked up his first goals for the club and a MOM performance.

League Cup Draw: Eastwood will be away to Southampton in the 3rd round

League Table:

Eastwood Town have 3 points after 2 games

League Cup: Third round - Vs Southampton (A)
September
Aston Villa 2 – 0 Eastwood Town (HT: 1 – 0)
Adrian Aldrete (Villa)
Aston Villa Strike Lucky. Despite having the best of the game, Eastwood just couldn’t convert their possession into clear-cut chances. Aston Villa showed more ruthlessness in front of goal to record a win.

Eastwood Town 2 – 1 Stoke City (HT: 2 – 0)
Lehlohonolo Majoro 20’
Connor Wickham 22’
Lehlohonolo Majoro
Badgers Battle To Victory. Stoke City were the visitors to the Eastwood Stadium on a sunny September’s day. Eastwood scored all their goals in a frantic 2 minute spell before becoming complacent and letting Stoke get a goal back. Eastwood still have a 100% record at their new stadium.

Southampton 1 – 5 Eastwood Town (HT: 1 – 1)
Lehlohonolo Majoro 7’ 61’ 74’
Connor Wickham 48’
Mateusz Kot 65’
Lehlohonolo Majoro
Badgers Hammer Saints. Eastwood enjoyed dominance over a disappointing Southampton side this afternoon as a hat-trick from Lehlohonolo Majoro proved to be the highlight of the match. Eastwood are making an excellent start to this season.

Southampton 1 – 2 Eastwood Town (HT: 1 – 2) League Cup 3rd Round
Lehlohonolo Majoro 3’
Ismail Aissati 40’
Ismail Aissati
Eastwood Ease Through To Next Round. 3 days after their last visit to Southampton, Eastwood travelled back for their league cup with the big victory still fresh in their minds. This time, the Badgers didn’t manage to knock 5 past them, but still recorded the win to go through.

League Cup Draw – Eastwood will travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in the 4th round

Eastwood Town 3 – 1 West Ham United (HT: 2 – 0)
Callum Green 19’
Lehlohonolo Majoro 44’
Connor Wickham 46’
Connor Wickham
Eastwood See Off Hammers. The Badgers maintained their 100% start to life in their new stadium with a good win over West Ham. Eastwood dominated the game and the score-line should have been greater, but Eastwood will happily take the points.

League Table:

Eastwood Town 6th with 12 points

League Cup: Fourth round - Vs Man Utd (A)
amazing work with eastwood. go for liga europa now!
October
West Bromwich Albion 0 – 3 Eastwood Town (HT: 0 – 1)
Connor Wickham 43’ 50’
Mateusz Kot 90’
Connor Wickham
Wickham On Form As Eastwood Grab Victory. Eastwood put in an excellent performance to beat WBA at The Hawthorns. Connor Wickham scored 2 excellent finishes to add to his goal tally and he must be wondering how he keeps getting overlooked for England. Eastwood manager Craig Chaplin told the press that it’s “amazing that Wickham has never been picked for England”.

Arsenal 2 – 1 Eastwood Town (HT: 1 – 1)
Callum Green 45’
Nelson Oliveira (Arsenal)
Arsenal Ease Past Badgers. Eastwood battled hard at the Emirates Stadium but ultimately left with no points as Arsenal showed their class. Winger Gabriel Torje put the Gunners ahead late in the first half before the Badgers equalised. Nelson Oliveira scored the winner in the second-half to send the Gunners fans home happy.

Eastwood Town 1 – 0 Chelsea (HT: 1 – 0)
Lehlohonolo Majoro 25’
Callum Green Sent Off 35’
Mattia Perin
Eastwood Hold Firm. Most pundits thought Eastwood’s 100% record at home would be under-threat when the star-studded team of Chelsea came to visit, but it was the Badgers who claimed a famous victory. Despite spending most of the game with 10 men, the Badgers held out against a Chelsea team filled with Hazard, Ramires, Lukaku and Lisandro Lopez.

Manchester United 2 – 0 Eastwood Town (HT: 0 – 0) League Cup 4th Round
Jay O’Toole (Man Utd)
United See Off Brave Badgers. Eastwood Town battled hard but were unable to cause an upset as Manchester United recorded an expected win at Old Trafford. The Badgers fans will be proud of the performance though.

League Table:

Eastwood 6th with 18 points .... Europa League maybe?! :D

League Cup: Lost in 4th round (v Man Utd)
November
Eastwood Town 2 – 2 Manchester City (HT: 2 – 2)
Connor Wickham 32’ 44’
Connor Wickham
Honours Even At Eastwood Stadium. Eastwood Town’s 100% record at home was ended by a resilient Manchester City side. All the action came in a frantic first half where Eastwood came from behind to be ahead, only for City to equalise through Aguero just before half-time.

Everton 4 – 0 Eastwood Town (HT: 2 – 0)
Ross Barkley (Everton)
Everton Ease To Victory. Eastwood Town’s rather mixed away run carried on as they travelled to Goodison Park. Eastwood were just outmatched by the merseysiders and go home licking their wounds.

Eastwood Town 1 – 1 Newcastle United (HT: 1 – 0)
Martin Pusic 14’
Nathan Redmond (Newcastle)
Eastwood Held To Draw. Despite having the better of their visitors for most of the game, Eastwood’s poor league form continued with a draw at home to Newcastle. Fielding a much changed side due to fixture congestion, the Badgers went ahead early only to be pegged back midway through the second-half.

Eastwood Town 3 – 2 Reading (HT: 1 – 1)
Connor Wickham 45+1’ 55’
Ismail Aissati 48’
Quin Kruijsen Sent Off 41’
Connor Wickham
Eastwood Triumph In Five-Goal Thriller. Eastwood Town finally ended their poor form in the league with a good victory over Reading. Eastwood had the best of the game and Connor Wickham added to his growing reputation at Eastwood with a brace.

League Table:

Eastwood Town 6th with 23 points!

League Cup: Lost in 4th round (v Man Utd)
December
Cardiff City 1 – 2 Eastwood Town (HT: 1 – 1)
Lehlohonolo Majoro 1’
Joe McKee 78’
Mateusz Kot
Eastwood Battle To Away Victory. Eastwood travelled to Cardiff to record their second straight league victory. Lehlohonolo Majoro put the Badgers ahead early but the Bluebirds hit back before half-time. The second-half was very even but Cardiff gave away a penalty that Joe McKee was happy to put away for all three points.

Eastwood Town 1 – 0 Hull City (HT: 0 – 0)
Michael Chambers 51’
Michael Chambers
Rear-guard Action Provides Victory. The Badgers kept their unbeaten run at home alive with a good victory against Hull. Michael Chambers scored a rare goal to give Eastwood the win.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 – 1 Eastwood Town (HT: 1 – 1)
Joe McKee 28’
Michael Chambers
Wolves Held To Draw. Eastwood Town will be the more contented team after a draw against Wolves. Wolves had the best of the game but could not break the Badger’s defence down.

Eastwood Town 3 – 3 Fulham (HT: 2 – 3)
Lehlohonolo Majoro 9’
Connor Wickham 30’ 75’
Connor Wickham
Goals Galore At Eastwood Stadium. Eastwood salvaged a draw against Fulham at home. Even though the Badgers conceded 3 before half-time, they had the fire-power to gain a draw.

Tottenham Hotspur 4 – 1 Eastwood Town (HT: 3 – 1)
Cristian Battocchio 34’
James Rodriguez (Spurs)
Spurs Hammer Badgers. Tottenham put in a dominant performance over the Badgers to record a 4 – 1 victory. Eastwood Town struggle away from home at the big teams and this will need addressing next season.

Eastwood Town 3 – 2 Manchester United (HT: 1 – 2)
Cristian Battocchio 17’
Connor Wickham 47’
Joe McKee pen 90+4’
Quin Kruijsen
Red Devils Pay The Penalty. Eastwood Town produced another memorable victory at home after they turned over a Manchester United team. Despite going into the interval behind, the Badgers were motivated to come out and turn it around and a very late penalty gave them a famous win.

League Table:

Eastwood Town 6th .... going to go for Europe!

League Cup: Lost in 4th round (v Man Utd)
January
Eastwood Town 2 – 2 Liverpool (HT: 1 – 1)
Lehlohonolo Majoro 17’
Callum Green 50’
Callum Green
Liverpool Held To Draw. League-leaders Liverpool travelled to Eastwood hoping to inflict a first home defeat on the Badgers. Eastwood Town played very well and should have taken all three points if not for a late Erick Torres equaliser to deny the Badgers.

Sunderland 0 – 2 Eastwood Town (HT: 0 – 1)
Connor Wickham 45+1’ 59’
Connor Wickham
Eastwood Ease To Victory. Eastwood travelled to the north-east and put in a good performance to leave with all three points. Connor Wickham continued his career rebuilding with a good brace to give the Badgers the win.

Transfer News: Eastwood sign A.C Milan striker Milan Djuric on loan until the end of the season

Eastwood Town 2 – 0 Barrow (HT: 1 – 0) FA Cup 3rd Round
Mateusz Kot 29’
Ismail Aissati 46’
Quin Kruijsen
Eastwood Dominate Game. The Badgers hosted League 2 Barrow in the FA Cup and dominated proceedings. The scoreline should have been greater but Eastwood make it safely through.

FA Cup Draw: Eastwood will play Tottenham Hotspur away in the 4th round

Eastwood Town 1 – 1 Aston Villa (HT: 1 – 0)
Connor Wickham 6’
Connor Wickham
Villa Lucky To Draw. A key member of the Aston Villa team said they were lucky to escape from Eastwood Stadium with a point. The Badgers had much of the better of the game and if it wasn’t for their finishing, they should have scored more. In the end, a late equaliser denied Eastwood all 3 points.

Stoke City 1 – 3 Eastwood Town (HT: 1 – 1)
Connor Wickham 13’
Callum Green 56’
Mateusz Kot 88’
Connor Wickham
Eastwood Show Class. Eastwood showed their quality to upstage relegation-battling Stoke. The Badgers went behind early thanks to a Joe McKee own goal but this early setback only focussed the team and they went on to record a good win away from home.

League Table:

Eastwood Town are still 6th!

FA Cup: Fourth round - Vs Spurs (A)
League Cup: Lost in fourth round (v Man Utd)
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February
Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 3 Eastwood Town (HT: 2 – 1) FA Cup 4th Round
Connor Wickham 34’
Lehlohonolo Majoro 70’
Callum Green 74’
James Rodriguez (Spurs)
Eastwood Fight Back To Earn Replay. Eastwood Town gave an attacking performance at Perryman Park to earn themselves a replay at home. Spurs led 3 times but the Badgers never gave up and kept fighting until the end.

West Ham United 2 – 3 Eastwood Town (HT: 1 – 2)
Mateusz Kot 39’
Cristian Battocchio 44’
Milan Djuric 90+4’
Mateusz Kot
Late Winner Gives Eastwood Win. Eastwood survived a late scare to pick up victory at Upton Park. Eastwood’s attacking talents were on show with a hatful of chances but a lack of concentration at the back let the Hammers back into it. In the end, Milan Djuric scored his first goal for the club with a winner deep into stoppage time.

Eastwood Town 2 – 1 Southampton (HT: 0 – 1)
Ismail Aissati 50’
Callum Green 77’
Ismail Aissati
Eastwood In Control. Southampton visited Eastwood on a cold February afternoon and had the better of the game in the first-half. Craig Chaplin motivated his team in the dressing-room and they came out flying in the second half taking the win and all three points.

Eastwood Town 2 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur (HT: 2 – 1) FA Cup 4th Round Replay
2 – 2 after extra-time
Spurs win 6 – 5 on penalties
Connor Wickham 27’
Cristian Battocchio 43’
Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Spurs)
Eastwood Suffer Agony In Shoot-Out. Eastwood were knocked out of the FA Cup in the cruellest way, penalties. There was nothing to separate the teams after 120 minutes so it came down to the lottery of the shoot-out and Spurs progressed and ended Eastwood unbeaten run in their new stadium.

League Table:

Eastwood are still 6th!

FA Cup: Lost in fourth round (v Spurs)
League Cup: Lost in fourth round (v Man Utd)
March
Eastwood Town 2 – 1 Arsenal (HT: 2 – 1)
Ismail Aissati 1’
Lehlohonolo Majoro 41’
Ismail Aissati
Eastwood Score Another Impressive Victory. Despite losing their unbeaten home record in the cup, the Badgers were still unbeaten at home in the league. Arsenal were the next club to try to end that and ended up on the end of a defeat. Eastwood matched the Gunners all over the park and recorded a good victory.

Manchester City 3 – 0 Eastwood Town (HT: 2 – 0)
Mattia Perin
City Brush Aside Badgers. Despite being billed as a close game, Manchester City simply outclassed the Badgers and should have score a lot more if not for the heroics of the Eastwood keeper.

Eastwood Town 5 – 2 West Bromwich Albion (HT: 4 – 2)
Connor Wickham 11’
Ismail Aissati 19’ 32’ 42’
Mateusz Kot 90+2’
Ismail Aissati Injured (Bruised leg – 5 days)
Ismail Aissati
Eastwood Beat Euro Rivals. Eastwood Stadium hosted a match between 2 sides chasing Europa League qualification and by 90 minutes, Eastwood were in the driving seat. The Badgers controlled the match for long periods and Ismail Aissati scored a first-half hat-trick to send Eastwood on their way.

Eastwood Town 2 – 0 Everton (HT: 0 – 0)
Callum Green 70’
Joe McKee pen 83’
Callum Green
Eastwood Beat Nine-Man Everton. Eastwood continued their fine home season with a laboured win over Everton. The first-half promised much but was ultimately goalless. In the second-half, the Everton team lost their discipline and ended up losing 2 players and the Badgers took full advantage.

Newcastle United 1 – 1 Eastwood Town (HT: 0 – 1)
Ismail Aissati 29’
Ismail Aissati
Newcastle Hold Out For Draw. Newcastle were lucky to escape from this match with a draw. The Magpies had a player sent off early in the first half and then had to put up the barricades to stop the Eastwood attack. In the end, the Badgers couldn’t get past the defence and an Alex Cairns own goal means the Badgers settled for a point.

Chelsea 2 – 0 Eastwood Town (HT: 1 – 0)
Stjepan Anicic (Chelsea)
Chelsea Ease To Victory. Eastwood never threatened to cause an upset as they went down to Champions League hopefuls Chelsea. The Badgers won’t be too disheartened as they will focus their attention on more winnable games.

League Table:

Eastwood Town 6th, 4 points off 4th ... could Champions League be a possibility?!

FA Cup: Lost in fourth round (v Spurs)
League Cup: Lost in fourth round (v Man Utd)
April
Eastwood Town 1 – 0 Cardiff City (HT: 0 – 0)
Milan Djuric 79’
Callum Green
Defensive Display Provides Victory. Eastwood welcomed Cardiff to the Eastwood Stadium and recorded a good win. Cardiff did a lot of attacking but the Eastwood defence never looked like breaking and in the end, a counter-attack gave them the win.

Reading 1 – 1 Eastwood Town (HT: 0 – 0)
Milan Djuric 73’
Milan Djuric
Eastwood Hold On To Point. The Badgers were somewhat lucky to leave Reading with a point. Reading had the best chances of the game but just couldn’t put them away. Eastwood Town played a typical away performance and hit Reading on the break to gain a point.

Hull City 0 – 1 Eastwood Town (HT: 0 – 1)
Connor Wickham 14’
Michael Chambers
Eastwood Score Good Victory. Eastwood travelled to relegation battlers Hull hoping to gain the points to keep them fighting for a place in Europe. The game itself was very even and was settled by an early Connor Wickham goal.

Eastwood Town 5 – 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (HT: 4 – 0)
Connor Wickham 21’
Mateusz Kot 33’
Lehlohonolo Majoro 36’ 43’ 55’
Lehlohonolo Majoro
Eastwood Smash Wolves. The Badgers scored an easy victory at home to Wolves this afternoon. Connor Wickham got Eastwood off to a flyer and 4 goals were scored in a frantic first-half. Lehlohonolo Majoro ended his recent goal-drought in some style, scoring an excellent hat-trick to pick up the MOM award.

League Table:

Eastwood are now 5th! Closing in on a place in Europe!

FA Cup: Lost in fourth round (v Spurs)
League Cup: Lost in fourth round (v Man Utd)

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