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Walk On: My Life In Red

Started on 21 October 2012 by The FM Rookie
Latest Reply on 31 August 2013 by Stocke
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2012-10-28 18:09#68850 tango602 : Shame about the Anderlecht game and good luck against Vitesse.
Thanks :)
looking good, good luck :D
2012-10-28 21:23#68883 funny : looking good, good luck :D
Thanks :D
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Episode Twelve - Back On The Pitch - Pt. 1

1st August 2012

Pre-Match Press Conference

"This is my first game in charge of Livepool and I want to do everything I can to win this match. It is important that we get our season off to a good start and a win here would help us tremendously."

"I will take the Europa League very seriously as it is a very prestigious European competition. It is a trophy that we can win so we want to win it."

"We will not take Vitesse lightly, I can assure you of that! We will do everything in our power to win this game and to go back to Anfield with a lead."

"Let us bring back the good old days!"

Another brilliant video with a great update. Good luck mate.
2012-10-28 21:43#68887 or.dabool : Another brilliant video with a great update. Good luck mate.
Thanks :) You will see how I did against Vitesse in the next update. :)
Not so good results, but its pre-season, there are a lot of matches coming. Good Luck ;)
2012-10-28 21:46#68889 andrew98 : Not so good results, but its pre-season, there are a lot of matches coming. Good Luck ;)
Thanks man, hopefully I can get the wins!
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Episode Twelve - Back On The Pitch - Pt. 2

2nd August 2012

Pre-Match Team Talk

Me: "You see, I'm new to this. I'm no Kenny Dalglish or Rafa Benitez. I don't know what other managers do to motivate players or what they do in preparation of a match. All I know is that we need to win this game. I'm new to the managerial side of things, I'm used to going out on to that pitch and winning tackles, completing passes and scoring goals. I've never been the guy on the touchline, driving my team on. Or the guy making sure that the team's tactics are 100% accurate. But what I've always been is the guy who will do what it takes to get the win. I was always that guy. I will do everything to win and I want you guys to do the same. Are you in?"

Team: "Yes, sir!"

Me: "That's the spirit! Now let's go our there and get the win!"


Sky Sports 1 HD

Martin Tyler: "My name is Martin Tyler and here with me today is Niall Quinn. We are here for Liverpool's Europa League 3rd Rnd Qualifier First Leg away to Dutch side Vitesse. Let's have a look at the team sheets."

Martin Tyler: "A very strong line-up for Liverpool. What are your thoughts Niall?"

Niall Quinn: "Ronnie Whelan has done the right thing. He comes up against a relatively unknown team in his first game in charge so he wants to be safe and get the vital win. It is interesting to see that he is showing faith in his 4-2-3-1 formation, with Suarez and Assaidi out wide and Borini up front. Let us see how this works."


0' Kick-off: MT "And Vitesse kick-off, shooting from left-to-right in the first half."

2' Allen - miss: MT "Sahin to Suarez, he plays the ball to Gerrard first time. Gerrard passes to Borini who lays off for ALLEN!.... So unlucky!" ||| ||| NQ "Good football from Liverpool ended with Allen almost scoring from range. It was good vision from Borini to lay it off for Allen who shoots wide from range, only just."

15' Allen - yellow: MT "And Joe Allen has just gone straight through de Graaf! The referee has given him a yellow card." ||| ||| NQ "No need for a tackle like that. De Graaf was alreay past him but he went in and got booked as a result."

22' Borini - goal: MT "Gerrard plays the one-two with Suarez and gets in to space. He plays a ball forward for BORINI!!!!... 1-0 Liverpool!! The Italian international has scored on his Liverpool debut! ||| ||| NQ "That is a great goal. Gerrard and Suarez combine well with the former playing Borini through on the right. The hearty Italian finishes cooley in to the far corner."

1-0 Liverpool!

32' Allen - second yellow: MT "Ooh, Allen has just gone through the back of Huisman and he has already been booked. What has the referee to say? He shows him the yellow card followed by the red and he's off!!!" ||| ||| NQ "That was just reckless, it really was. He knew he was alreay booked but he just got himself sent off."

Liverpool Down To 10 Men!

40' Assaidi - sitter saved: MT "Reina plays the ball forward. Gerrard gets on the end of it and Assaidi is through! But his shot is saved by Woon-Jae and goes out for a corner. Great chance for Liverpool gone begging!" ||| ||| NQ "What a chance! Gerrard does extremely well to flick the ball on in to the path of Assaidi but he was not clinical enough to score. That might just cost Liverpool."

HT: MT "It is half-time and ten-men Liverpool lead by a goal to nil. Can Liverpool hang on to their narrow lead? After the break Gary Neville, John Barnes and co. will talk us through the first half."


Half-Time Team Talk

Me: "Ok, we are down to ten men but we are still playing the better football. We are the team winning and we want to win, don't we? Vitesse will go all-out in the second half and you need to be prepared for that. Go out there and fight for that win!"


Martin Tyler: "The two teams are back out on the pitch. Stewart Downing is warming up but won't be ready to come on yet."

46' Kick-off: MT "Liverpool start this second half. Can they build on their one goal lead?"

47' Substitution: MT "Fabio Borini is coming off for Stewart Downing. A good shift was put in by Borini tonight. He got the goal and now Whelan seems to be looking to hold on to the win. It looks like Downing will play on the right and Suarez down the middle."
Fabio Borini (#29)
Stewart Downing (#19)

53' Gerrard - saved MT "Nice pass-and-move football being played by Liverpool. Sahin, Suarez, Gerrard!!... Another wonderful save by the Vitesse stopper denies Gerrard a long-range goal!" ||| ||| NQ "Lovely football by Liverpool but you cannot leave a man like Gerrard unmarked on the edge of the box. Vitesse were lucky that their goalkeeper was good enough to pull Gerrard's shot out of top corner and out for a corner."

62' Janssen - woodwork: MT "Huisman plays the one-two with Kalas, to Appeldoorn. He turns and passes to Cals who passes Janssen. Janssen shoots and Reina tips the shot off the bar! What a save!" ||| ||| NQ "Wake up call for Liverpool! They allowed Janssen too much space and Reina is just able to save the shot off the bar. Good move by Vitesse!"

67' Substitution: MT "Vitesse are making a change. Steffan Mekkaoui is coming on for Theo Janssen."
Theo Janssen (#5}
Steffan Mekkaoui (#14)

71' Cals - yellow: MT "Johnson with the ball and Cals goes straight through him! Free-kick to Liverpool and a yellow card for Cals." ||| ||| NQ "Silly challenge to make. He wasn't going to get the ball and now Liverpool have a free-kick in a dangerous area."

71' Substitutions: MT "It looks like a double substitution for Liverpool. Gerrard and Sahin are coming off for Shelvey and Henderson. Whelan is trying to freshen up his team."
Steven Gerrard (#8)
Nuri Sahin (#4)
Jonjo Shelvey (#33)
Jordan Henderson (#14)

72' Substitution: MT "Vitesse are making another change, its de Nooijer on for Huisman."
Brian Huisman (#8)
Koen de Nooijer (#15)

79' Assaidi - saved MT "Assaidi weaves his way past one, two, three defenders! He is just inside the box and curls a shot and what a save! Assaidi produced a smart save from Woon-Jae and earned his side a corner." ||| ||| NQ "Assaidi has been a constant threat today, Martin. He has cut the Vitesse defence to shreds again here!"

83' Substitution: MT "Its a last substitution for Vitesse as Nilis Sturing comes on for Patrick van Aanholt."
Patrick van Aanholt (#38)
Nilis Sturing (#17)

90+3' FT: Liverpool Win 1-0!


Full-Time Team Talk

Me: "Congrats guys, you got the win that we wanted! You can rest now and we have the second leg next week."

Steven Gerrard: "Well done lads. We came out here wanting to get the win and we got it, deservedly. Well done Fabio, scoring the decisive goal. We couldn't have done it without ya! We were solid at the back and let's play like this again!"


Sky Sports 1 HD (In Studio)

Gary Neville: "Let's talk about Liverpool, John. How did you think they performed today?"

John Barnes: "I thought they played quite well, Gary. They were good attacking wise and probably could have scored one or two more goals. Defensively Liverpool were very solid, only conceding that one chance which Reina saved well off the bar. Borini and Sahin look like good coups for the club and I reckon they will shine this season."

Gary Neville: "What about Joe Allen's sending off? What did you make of that?"

John Barnes: "Both times he got booked for bad challenges. They were silly mistakes to make and he deserved the red card. As a professional footballer, you have to be more careful when sliding in for the ball. If you catch the player, you are in trouble and he caught the player twice today."

Gary Neville: "It might be too early but do you think that Liverpool have the quality to finish in a Top Four spot this year?"

John Barnes: "Liverpool have a stronger team this year than last year but if you look at the other teams challenging for those spots, it will be really tough for Liverpool to get there. There are the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle and don't rule out Everton! They have a good squad of players who are willing and determined. They will crush you if you aren't careful. But Liverpool have some very good players too. Gerrard and Suarez are the obvious ones but there is also Reina, Sahin, Lucas, Agger, Skrtel and so on. If they can start well and hold some sort of form then there is no reason why they cannot challenge for a Top Four spot."


Post-Match Interview

Rebecca Bloom (Sky Sports): "Congratulations on the win Ronnie. How important was it to get the win here in your first game in charge?"

Me: "Well I think that if there is ever a time to win a game, its at the start. It gets you motivated and ready to rumble for the rest of the season."

Rebecca Bloom (Sky Sports): "What do you have to say about your team's performance?"

Me: "They worked hard for the win and that is all that matters. You can go on about how a team was playing the better football but it is team who is the most willing to sacrifice themselves who deserve the win and we deserved that win."

Rebecca Bloom (Sky Sports): "With the departue of Martin Kelly to Chelsea and Joe Cole, on loan, to Swansea, will we be seeing a new signing over the coming weeks?"

Me: "I can't promise anything but there might just be one or two new faces coming in to our club."
love it love it love it... like the way your bringing everything into the game the way you are doing it seems like real life keep it going man never let this die even when you feel fed up go the extra INCH
2012-10-29 01:34#68913 2nd Rookie : love it love it love it... like the way your bringing everything into the game the way you are doing it seems like real life keep it going man never let this die even when you feel fed up go the extra INCH
Thanks so much man! I will have something quite different than usual in the post after next. :)
Well done on winning the 1st leg, Just need to hold on at Anfield now.
2012-10-29 01:37#68915 tango602 : Well done on winning the 1st leg, Just need to hold on at Anfield now.
Yeah, I might rotate the squad a bit. :)
Epic. Just Epic. This update should teach all writers how to write a big game. Rookie, you made me feel like I'm in a cup final. Well done!
2012-10-29 01:54#68919 or.dabool : Epic. Just Epic. This update should teach all writers how to write a big game. Rookie, you made me feel like I'm in a cup final. Well done!
Thank you so much but there are improvements to be made and will feature in future posts!
Writing this has made me feel so happy though!

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