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From Armenia to the Top of the World

Started on 3 July 2013 by HamoudiLFC
Latest Reply on 9 September 2013 by Walter
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FAYAD COMPLETES MARQUEE SIGNING



‘Hamoudi Fayad has completed the marquee signing of, Jadson Maia “Souza”. Souza was born in Fortaleza in Brazil on the 28th of December, in 2001. He is currently 19 years old, and was bought for 3.5m from Inter Zapresic in Croatia, after coming in from Ceara for a bargain 200k. The Pyunik Yerevan scouting team worked hard to sign the player as he is one of the brightest talents in Eastern Europe.’

It is every young player’s dream to play for Pyunik Yerevan. Yes they are not the best club in the world, but look at how they have risen. I am 19 now, and say I stay until I am 27. 8 years later, we will be at the top and I know it. Hamoudi Fayad is respected around Brazil, and from what I know he support my boyhood club Ceara which is very nice to hear. Hopefully I am used correctly and I lead Pyunik to glory with my teammates.” -Jadson Maia Souza



‘Vyacheslav Spirin was also signed back on a loan, returning for his second spell here at Pyunik.’

Friendlies


Igdir Universitesi Spor - 6-1

Igdirspor - 5-0

Yerevan United - 3-0

Shirak Gyumri - 3-0

Gandzasar Kapan - 4-2

‘A 100% record, and only 5 days until the season starts. Be sure to catch Fayad’s first game as manager of Zimbabwe against Malawi in an international friendly. We will have commentary coverage on our Sky Sports App and updates on our channel. Will Pyunik stay undefeated this year and do something in Europe?’
Some fantastic results there! Nice Updateee!
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Stuttgart, Vazgen Sargsyan Stadium



‘19:45, I honestly cannot wait. We played Stuttgart a few years ago when we were still a small club and, we lost 1-0 both home and away which was a very good score. We are expected to get battered 4 or 5-0, which is a bad sign. Although if you look at our team, there is quality and chemistry.’

‘We need a good score, I’d say a 0-0 draw is good, or maybe a 2-1 win, but anything can happen. If we progress to the next round I hope AZ win as I don’t want to face the German Champions… even though they failed in the Champions League.’

‘This is the line-up I will go with today…’

‘I will play a 4-3-1-2, although with wingers instead of 3 CM’s. Garik Krbashyan in goal. He is the worst out of our 3 goalkeepers, but he is very experienced in Europe and he is still very good at this level. The back four will consist of Gael Andonian at the left, covering their strongest point of assists. The African centre back duo of Gerard Traore and Emmanuel Muntari, and William Garay as right back. In our midfield three, Alexey Kharitonov as our Deep Lying Playmaker. He will create chances while defending at the same time, his best position, a one of a kind player. Sergio Arguello on the right, he seems to have a bad record in Europe with us (barring the qualifiers where he was fantastic), but I trust him to come up in this game. I have Edgar Mkrtchyan as an immediate replacement though. Gabriel, instead of Peruibe. It is a controversial choice but Gabriel is just pure quality in Europe, especially as a Defensive Winger which is what we need for this match. Souza will start his first game as an attacking midfielder. His job will be to dribble and pass, and if he gets the chance; score. Our two strikers; Christopher Watson the Poacher and Santiago Krieger, the Deep Lying Forward. Christopher will dribble and shoot, but his main job will be to shoot, as he needs to use his Off the Ball trait most of the time while Santiago will pass, while using his Creativity and Technique.’


‘The start of the match in a couple of seconds, I told the players to play similar to a Smash and Grab. Keep defending, and go for the big counter. Use our talented team to make those chance and score! We could do this, for Armenia, and for us! Let’s do this.’

The Game

‘Kick-off...’

‘13 minutes in, they have 51% of possession. That isn’t exactly bad, as I expected them to play a Smash and Grab style. Gabriel was running into the box with the ball, he passed it to Krieger, a through ball to Gabriel who is deep at the edge of the box and 2 players foul him! “REF! THAT’S A PEN!” I screamed, but due to the vast cheering sounds of the fans, I missed the sound of the whistle. We got a penalty!! Krieger, who has been sublime in Europe, steps up… He takes a few steps and the ‘keeper has no chance! 1-0! “Gabriel, come here! Te amo! (I love you)”, WE ARE ACTUALLY ONE-NIL UP!

‘Half-time. Nothing notable has happened since the goal has been scored, poor first half to be honest.’

2nd Half

‘Kick-off of the 2nd half. I sub on Edgar Mkrtchyan instead of a poor Arguello, and Dewain McCleary instead of Christopher Watson.’

‘48 minutes into the game, Edgar Mkrtchyan has the ball around 30 yards away although to the very right of the box. He crosses it in from far, it goes into the box where Dewain is supposed to be, although he was delayed by a defender. A little bit of a scuffle, the ball keeps shifting around the box but it goes to middle where Souza runs in and SHOOTS! GOALL! SOUZA’S FIRST GOAL IN ONLY HIS FIRST START! YES! YES! 2-0!

‘3 minutes later Kharitonov has the ball, he passes it to Mkrtchyan who is right outside the right edge of the box, he has two defenders in front of him. He turns around, backheels it between the legs of Micheal Hopp, it reaches Souza who SHOOTS AND SCORES!!! 3-0! THREE F*CKING NIL!

‘57 minutes and we are 3-0 up, Souza has the ball right outside of the box, he tries to dummy 2 players and ends up weirdly enough on the goal kick line. He controls the ball, dribbles a defender and crosses it in to Kharitonov outside of the box, he heads it to Mkrtchyan on the right side of the box with his back to the goal and the ball at his weaker foot but he takes a first time shot and SCORES THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF GOALS! WHAT A CURVE AND WE ARE 4-0 UP, MKRTCHYAN HAS BEEN SENSATIONAL!

‘85 minutes into the game, my phone buzzes. I take it out and it reads:
Eurosport: UEFA Europa League
AZ 0-[1] Schalke, GOAL - Recio ‘85 … not exactly what I was hoping for but, it will be a challenge if they lose the next game… anyways back to the game. Mkrtchyan is at the halfway line, switches the ball to the left flank to Gabriel who is not far from the box. He crosses a low cross and it skips past the defender to McCleary and he skips past the goalkeeper and SHOOTS INTO AN EMPTY NET, CAN HE MISS? NO, GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! FIVE! WE HAVE SCORED 5 GOALS!

‘93 minutes… the referee blows the whistle! 5-0, we have played the best game in our history. A 5-0 destroying of Stuttgart at Home, in front of 14,935 fans. What a day, what a game. “Pyuuuunik! Pyuuuunik! Pyuuuunik! Pyuuuunik!” chants the fans, as they are very proud of this team!

What a brilliant result, I'm sure the people of Armenia will treasure it for some time :P
Nice updates, you deserve a lot more comments :)
Oh dear Verein Für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893 E. V. Oh dear.

On another note, well done Football Club Pyunik Yerevan!
200!!!! :D
2013-08-25 19:53#131403 NeaI : 200!!!! :D

201!!!!
Rablador: Thanks a lot :)

Louis O.: There are more surprises to come mate :P

Neal: 202!!!!

February-March


‘We have the Supercup, a few league games and the 2nd leg of the Stuttgart game. Could we win the Supercup again and have a perfect league start?’

Mika Ashtarak: Premier League



Banants Yerevan: SuperCup



‘The worst game I have ever played as Pyunik manager, mainly because of the utter boredom and how bad both teams played. We lost out on the chance to win but oh well.’

Ulisses Yerevan: Premier League




Stuttgart, Away - 2nd Leg



‘We lost 2-1, but a 6-2 aggregate win is amazing!'

‘We are drawn against:’

Schalke 04 - German Champions

Martuni-Alashkert: Premier League



‘11-0. What a win!’

Impuls Dilijan: Premier League



‘6-0, that’s 19 goals scored and 0 conceded in 4 games. A shame we only got 10 out of 12 points.’


Schalke, Home - 1sr Leg



‘We could’ve won but Marco Hoger tied it up! We need to stop conceding so late in the game! Nevertheless, if we can score over there then it will be very good for us.’

Banants Yerevan: Premier League



Ararat Yerevan: Premier League



Shirak Gyumri: Premier League



League Table


Player(s) who Impressed

‘Edgar Mkrtchyan was fantastic, inspiring us to a win against Stuttgart and a draw against Schalke.’


Fixtures and Results
International Friendly
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2-0
Ovidy Karuru (‘48), Archford Gutu (‘52)

FIFA World Cup African Qualifying Section
vs.
3-0

vs.
13-0

‘Well… two very bad results. I’m not expecting to qualify anyways but these results were appalling.’

COSAFA Groups Drawn


‘A VERY easy group.’
Some brilliant results at Pyunik, especially against Schalke and the 11-0 win :D

And a decent win for Zimbabwe, but there is not much you can do about Ghana :/ Keep it up!
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lwalter66: There's even more brilliant results, I have about 2-3 updates today :P also thanks :D
Some great results mate. Well done in Europe :D
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wellsy1498: Thanks mate :D

EUROPA LEAGUE: PYUNIK DEFEAT SCHALKE ON PENALTIES AS MORE SHOCKS OCCUR


'In one of the most shocking Europa League season yet, Pyunik Yerevan have coasted past German Champions Schalke 04 on penalties. They were on the brink of defeating them in Armenia, as Schalke were trailing 1-0 until the 91st minute where Marco Hoger got the vital away goal. In the away game, they tied 1-all too as it took until the 68th minute for Angelo Klein to cancel out Santiago Krieger’s 26th minute penalty. Although, Pyunik Yerevan defeated Schalke on penalties, to go to the quarter-finals for the first time.’


‘That was not the only shock though, as Liga Adelante side Almeria go to the quarter final too as they defeat Palermo! Almeria got relegated last season, although they reached the Copa Del Rey Final in which they lost to Real Madrid. Madrid qualified domestically for Europe anyways, therefore Almeria took a European spot as they finished 20th.’

The Quarter-Final Draw

Feyenoord vs SL Benfica
Bordeaux vs Udinese
Almeria vs Juventus
Pyunik Yerevan vs Zenit


Semi-Final Draw

Feyenoord/Benfica vs Pyunik/Zenit
Bordeaux/Udinese vs Almeria/Juventus


‘So there you have it! Pyunik Yerevan are drawn against one of their parent clubs, which is Zenit. Zenit are said to be paying Pyunik around 19,500 pounds per year, and it would be a big shock to lose to your own feeder club.’

Feyenoord and Benfica face off in an evenly-matched encounter, as Spanish minnows Almeria face the best of the last 8 teams, Juventus.

‘Tune in a week later, to find out results, match previews, highlights and more on Eurosport News!’

PYUNIK YEREVAN REACH HISTORICAL SEMI-FINAL




Pyunik Yerevan have astonishingly defeated Zenit St Petersburg over the course of the two legs. They won with an aggregate score of 4-3, with Edgar Mkrtchyan leading them to glory. In the first leg in Armenia, they drew 2-2, as super-sub Edgar Mkrtchyan scored a last-gasp equalizer. Zenit were leading 1-0 at their home, until 8 minutes of brilliance by Edgar Mkrtchyan took them to the next round, winning 2-1. Pyunik Yerevan will face Feyenoord in the semi-final, who they should be beating. Will Pyunik Yerevan reach the Final?’

‘Juventus defeat Almeria and Udinese defeat Bordeaux to set up an all Italian semi-final too. Who will reach the Final of this season’s upsetting and shocking Europa League?’

Semi-Finals

Feyenoord vs Pyunik
Juventus vs Udinese

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