P03 – CM9798: Half & Half Premier League | @KingOfTheRooks

Welcome back to the home of ruining football; cheers son’s crying and all that. It’s the half and half of dreams. Last time out we finished August and the first penalties were handed out for doing well. Despite the goings on, what is essentially still Man Utd (sorry City fans) continue their form without Paul Scholes. You can catch up with last week, here.

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P02 – CM9798: Half & Half Premier League | @KingOfTheRooks

Welcome back to the Half & Half Scarf Premier League! It’s pre-season and all the clubs are managerless. They’ve got their pick of the world’s talent for this ambitious rescue project for English Football. Will it be a disaster? Will Bobby Gould go? Some things in life are guaranteed. You can catch up with the introduction of this abomination and the squads from last week here.

Wednesday United make the bold first move, going for a man of European experience and flair.

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P01 – CM9798: Half & Half Premier League | @KingOfTheRooks

Welcome to a world where in mid-1997, the Premier League experiment has failed. The sponsors have fallen away, Sky Sports have gone running to the hills. The clubs have gone bust! But there’s a saviour in town.

The Premier League has been saved from the jaws of death. A new owner has stepped in, taken on all the club and league debt. But who you ask? Why the worlds largest scarf production company. And to take on such a demand, they have but one ask…

…all teams must merge with their deadliest rivals to ensure the long-life of the half and half scarf. It didn’t go down well. Some clubs couldn’t find a real rival so didn’t make the cut. West Ham and Millwall (Westwall) are operating a three changing room stance. Two home dressing rooms and one away.

This shock means all the clubs have 1 for ‘blend’. In addition, they all have balances of just £10k and are currently managers, rudderless ships. Who will step in and take on the awful job? Who will the clubs sell to balance the books? Will there be fighting in the stands?

Okay, so on with the blasphemy, let us meet the teams. The clubs were allowed the best 14 players from each team. Although some have already decided to cut their roster.

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Georgia On My Mind – Part Ten: Closing Time | KingOfTheRooks

Here it is. The last big chance for more glory. We’re eyeing up the final shot for these Georgian ladzes – you can catch-up here. It’s a real shame we won’t get another shot at the Euros, but if we manage two World Cups that would be outstanding.

Our preparation starts where we left off 2005:

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Georgia On My Mind – Part Nine: Friendly Fire | @KingOfTheRooks

Hello there! Welcome back to Georgia on My Mind! The ladzes have a ton of friendlies to play owing to our winning the World Cup in 2002 and automatically qualifying – you can catch up here. So, there’s no table, no pickup. But at least we can say, its looking gloomy from the friendlies we’ve played so far. HOWAY THE LADZES!!!

We open 2005 in a blaze of glory, and by glory, I mean shame.

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Georgia On My Mind – Part Eight: European Ladzes | @KingOfTheRooks

So, the ladzes qualified for Euro 2004. But they are old ladzes, and the clock is ticking on the inevitable slow down on their ability – you can catch up here. Our group is supposed to be kind, but on paper it looks cruel. That said, we’ve beaten England before, we can beat them again.

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Georgia On My Mind – Part Seven: Regeneration For The Nation | @KingOfTheRooks

Hello there! Welcome back to another stint in the Georgian national team hot seat. We’re just stepping into our Euro 2004 qualification as the reigning world champions. You can catch up here. The problems I foresee now is that the players are going to be in their 30’s by the time the tournament comes around. We should end up 1st seeds, so hopefully if we qualify, we can at least get out the groups.

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Georgia On My Mind – Part Six: Big Seeds | @KingOfTheRooks

Welcome back to the Ladeze’s on Tour! 2001 saw us qualify for the World Cup for the first time, matching England for points in our group, including beating them at home – you can catch up here. As it happens, the World Cup draw was in 2001, but I’ve saved that joy for you now, and what joy indeed!

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