About zakbrockman

Husband / Daddy / Brother / Son / Merchant Navy / Runner / Bookworm / Gamer / Scribe / Wind Farmer / DIY Disaster / #PAFC / #FM2012 / #CM0102 / @CornishZak on Twitter

World According to Warnock Episode 15 | London Nightlife | @CornishZak

Hello Warnock loathers… Last time out Niall’s Cheltenham started an ascent up the table. Can we continue the climb?

We start with a league game at Darlington. A double-red card for Darlo in the first half effectively sees the game off for them. We can’t score more than a penalty rebound, but it’s enough to secure a 1-0 win.

Continue reading

World According to Warnock Episode 14 | Stan ft. Deano | @CornishZak

Welcome back, Warnock-loathers. It’s the 2001-02 season, Niall Warnock is in Cheltenham, there’s no Mike Duff and form is proving hard to come-by. Let’s go!

Here’s how the squad is looking twelve games in; Loanee’s Alex Inglethorpe and Russel Anderson are joined by Hernan Hreidarsson and Tim Sherwood.

Continue reading

World According to Warnock Episode 12 | Forest Finale | @CornishZak

Welcome back to the 2000-01 season finale, Warno-brothers! It’s a two-horse race for the Division 2 title between our Nottingham Forest side and Stoke City. We’ve also got our first Wembley date on the horizon. Can new-boy Freddy Leon spearhead an end-of-season run? Wish me luck….

Shortly after Freddy Leon signs, another International, Salif Diao, joins on a free after being released by Monaco. I also sign Giles Grimandi from Arsenal as left back cover [though he injures himself almost immediately]. It means I’ll change-up my formation to accommodate. It’s a risk – and certainly harsh on the magnificent George Ndah who will now be pushed out wide.

Continue reading

World According to Warnock Episode 11 | Return of the King | @CornishZak

Welcome back Warno-brothers! Reminder, we are top of Division 2 after 24 games with Nottingham Forest battling for promotion. The aim is to emulate Neil Warnock’s success at Huddersfield in 1995. Let’s go!

 “When you’re my age, you do get labelled … you’re ‘dinosaurs’ and all that, ‘long-ball merchants’. I look at some of the teams in our league and I’ve never been as long as them in a million years but because they’re young, they don’t get criticised.” Warnock on his favored Champ Man tactics.

It’s boxing day – the lads are nursing hangovers, but fortunately don’t need to travel. We signed David Hopkin at the end of the last episode; Hopkin wastes no time embedding himself into the AMC role, and combines with George Ndah for a goal and assist apiece. The 3-1 win over fellow promotion hopefuls Preston is a perfect Christmas present.

Continue reading

World According to Warnock | Episode 10 Hop-Scotch | @CornishZak

“If I saw him [Clough] on the other side of the road, I would look the other way, but when that whistle goes on a Saturday, I’d die for him,” a quote to Warnock by former Forest player Willie Carlin. “That’s what I want from my lads,” replies Warnock.

Welcome back Warno-brothers. Our Nottingham Forest side have really hit form in Division 2 as Niall Warnock finds himself chasing automatic promotion already.

Here’s a reminder of our formation – for those who like to see/replicate those. It comes courtesy of @CM9798Nikolai on twitter.

Continue reading

World According to Warnock | Episode 9: Young Big ‘Ead | CornishZak

“Brian was my idol. From day one, I loved Brian.” Neil Warnock on Brian Clough when asked about rival club Nottingham Forest.

Welcome back, Warno-brothers! Last time out young Niall Warnock won promotion with Kidderminster to Division 1 – with two tasks ticked off, it means it’s time to pack our bags for the next challenge!

Here’s the updated taskmaster spreadsheet;

Continue reading

World According to Warnock | Episode 8 Second Season Finale | @CornishZak

Welcome back Warno-brothers! Our Kidderminster side have crawled into second place, and have 10 games to catch leaders Watford and haul in the six points needed. Alternatively, we have a five point cushion to hold off the chasing pack!

You may remember I was tinkering with tactics last time out… Freddy Leon is currently up front on his own, supported by Robbie Savage on the right. It’s unconventional, but has so far been effective!

Continue reading

World According to Warnock | Episode 7 – Kings of Leon | @CornishZak

Welcome back Warno-brothers-in-arms. We’re 20 games into our Division 2 journey, and occupy sixth place in a tight playoff run. Join us as we play up to game week 36, and approach the ‘business end’ of the season.

I love Lionel Richie, but Motown-wise I love Junior Walker and The Allstars, the Four Tops, The Isley Brothers … that type of era. They were all of my time really,” Warnock on his favorite recording artists.

Tactical reminder, after injuries and loss of form we settled on this monstrosity..

Continue reading

World According to Warnock | Episode 6 – Narrow or Wide? | @CornishZak

Happy Monday, Warno-brothers. Last time out, our Kidderminster side led by youngers Craig Dudley and the reborn Arnor Gudjohsen toiled in Division 2. We’re aiming for back-to-back promotions. With form patchy, it’s time for a formation change…

It might have looked negative, but they’d have passed through us and killed us,” Neil Warnock on a tactical switch at ‘Boro.

Continue reading