Members online1 771
English

Crimson Star
Division 1b, Xpert International
Manager: LFC73
Cup success, but a HUGE loss!
.....
Crimson Star overcame a determined effort from Division 2 opponents Castres Olympique in yesterday's crucial semifinal Cup clash, to sneak in a 1-0 win thanks to Iulian Potocianu's strike in the third minute of extra time.

But the result came with a major setback as beleaguered midfielder Mathew Nightingale was stretchered off in the 60th minute for what looks like an approximate three week recovery on the treatment table.

To add insult to injury (pun intended), a further yellow card to top striker Rodrigo Mellone puts a major stretch on Monday's League clash with Zacgold FC, but thankfully he will be available for the Cup Final next Friday.

One further problem remains on Monday with just 12 players available for selection, and remaining striker Phil Hacker and top defender Alexander Patriksson sitting on yellow cards, Manager LFC73's hand will be forced to play Hacker whilst trying to project Patriksson ahead of the all important Cup Final.

"I'd love to have the option of two available forwards for the final," he sad. "But if Hacker picks up another yellow on Monday - and that could be on the cards with an H3 Ref - then my options for the final will indeed be limited.

"It is what it is, and this is the price you pay for having such a limited squad, so we'll just have to take things on the chin and try and play with the cards we've been dealt."

2021-04-03 23:17 762 Views Reporter: TonyBrazil

Can't shake off the cup
Bergamasca manager Donuts is not sure if he wants to have his cake and eat it

Musical Chairs Completed
Very tight division ends with Viola safe after their headed goal, the final goal of the game week and the season

Baboons win top of the tree clash
No monkeying around now for The Baboons

An important X11 story
Gentlemen also cry

"One Vernon Beasant...
Never say die, instead say Beasant
2021-09-08 09:25 Young guns pass first test.
2021-07-27 23:20 The battle for third
2021-04-08 23:30 Very Cautious Proceedings!
2021-04-03 23:17 Cup success, but a HUGE loss!
2021-01-01 22:51 And that is that...
2021-01-01 01:31 So this is Christmas...
2020-12-16 23:20 Focus turns to derby
2020-10-07 00:37 Derby day draw
2020-09-15 23:20 Playoffs it is then!
2020-06-06 18:16 Massive overhaul guaranteed
2020-05-30 16:53 Playing it down...
2020-05-30 16:50 Bish Bash Bosh
2020-05-20 18:55 Time For heroes
2020-04-01 19:03 Manager threatens to quit
2020-01-29 01:36 Toothless manager avoids controversy
2020-01-18 20:00 Phoenix disappointed but hopeful...
2020-01-02 10:24 Heads Will Roll
2019-12-18 01:22 Injury rocks GP's season...
2019-12-14 11:23 Country for old men?
2019-11-25 23:52 Bad habits
2019-10-24 09:03 Decision Made Thanks to Davidyoyo
2019-10-18 22:34 Cup blunder costs GP, but bounce back...
2019-10-16 00:23 Constanzas announce new manager
2019-09-22 01:00 A cruel old game...
2019-08-31 19:51 XCL progression shadowed by league woes


Xpert Ladies 65: Defiant Doobily
New challengers same challenge as they aim to stop ShamLam Doobily Dodgers winning the Xpert Ladies league for the fifth time in a row

Manager of the Week: Sergey_Kisliy
Here comes the sun as Rajala Sunrise BK turn up the heat

Miller Time in the Euro League
AC Millerpool shrug off yesterday's legends and tomorrow's heroes to reclaim the Euro League title.

Angry Birds soar to dramatic title
The final day of the season sees the most improbable title win as Angry Birds do a Bristol Rovers and win big on the final day to claim the UL title

Xpert Champions League LXV
The 65th season of Xpert Champions League has been drawn.

A new Master emerges
Season 59 in the Master League was as competitive as ever with a number of teams gunning for glory.

XCL LXIV (64) Knockout stages to final
Late goals, injuries and dramatic comebacks make for an exciting end to the competition, and don't forget the alphabetti spaghetti.

Super League Showdown
Season 59 of the Super League went right to the wire, but who came out on top?

XCL LXIV (64) Group Stage review
Goal gluts fail and goal droughts triumph plus last day surprises in this crazy, extreme, bumptastic, XCL group stage

Resource page for smartphone
An attempt to present essential links, advice, contributors, leagues, top leagues, Discord & social media links, and more, for smartphone users
© Xpert Eleven AB 2003 - 2022