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Matchstick Men
Division 2c, Xpert League
Manager: TonyBrazil
Gago goes from zero to hero
Gago dives the right way and saves the spot kick from Immortal's Tsubahara, sending the noise in the Xpert Arena up several notches. The penalty shoot out and cup-tie can now be decided on the next kick, if Matchstick Men score it is all over.

Pulling himself out of the dirt, Ismael Gago strides up to the spot because he is going to take this decisive kick himself. One step back, a flick of the eyes and suddenly the ball is in the net, Matchstick Men are in the next round and Gago has gone from zero to hero.

"In the league match this week Gago let the ball slip through his fingers into the net and we lost one nil, leaving us in a precarious position. Gago was booed off the pitch then, but after today they'll be singing his name to the rafters.

"Fans are a fickle lot, so lets hope this cup glory makes them lively and our twelfth man when we face Fizzy in what is now a relegation battle," worries Brazil, "but at least we'll be here in the Xpert Arena again next Friday to take our mind off the league."

2020-03-30 09:41 837 Views Reporter: Sayan44

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Nail biting scenes in the final round of the league have Sons of Apollo dramatically evoking Buckingham Palace, Bernie's Weekend and Monsters

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Garden goes but the new shoots are poking through

Unlucky
Injured keeper's outfield replacement lets in three late goals

Relegated!
If games were 80 minutes we would be fourth bark the Dogs

Curve ball Pitfairn
A masterclass debrief of Granite City's double header
2020-08-16 15:20 Final day drama!
2020-08-09 12:27 Jambo takes charge of Douchebags
2020-07-01 13:51 Wanderers want win
2020-06-08 17:14 Super sub's superb salute
2020-04-05 10:27 Arena anger
2020-03-30 09:41 Gago goes from zero to hero
2020-02-11 00:12 Victory sign teenage wonderkid!
2020-02-04 21:20 Bribe, Blubb Blubb and bruise blunders
2020-01-30 23:46 The perks of being
2020-01-29 01:24 Zagreb promoted to Xpert League
2020-01-17 00:52 The end of a cycle
2020-01-16 09:51 Double champions!
2019-12-26 10:35 Merry Xmas
2019-12-15 16:12 More bottle, more fizz and more manic
2019-11-21 20:09 Mourinho's Matchstick Men?
2019-10-17 15:37 Titanic clash opens the season
2019-10-09 09:22 You've never heard of the Ghost Dogs?
2019-10-03 23:09 Granite News
2019-09-28 01:33 Champions at last!
2019-09-07 10:24 Weekend Beach Party fail
2019-08-04 19:17 Panic in the streets of Matchstick
2019-07-26 19:26 Mad Max furious with Travis Tee
2019-06-17 23:35 Do-do-do the double!
2019-06-13 19:31 Ramshackle ruin rejoicing
2019-04-02 23:52 I'm the Normal One...


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