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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Georgia On My Mind – Part Two: A Bit of Kink | @KingOfTheRooks

A gentile reminder of why we are here; to try and make something of this golden generation of Georgian players. You can catch up here. We couldn’t qualify for the world cup but 1997 was okay. We won two competitive games and think we found our shape. As we await our first fixtures, its an endless stream of injuries:

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Georgia On My Mind – Part One: Howay the Ladzes! | @KingOfTheRooks

Hello and welcome to my latest CM9798 craze. Craze? Possibly not. But let’s get to the point. In CM9798, a lot of the lesser-known nations can be made playable. In this case my designated task is to take over the ‘golden generation’ of Georgian football. Arveladze, Kinkladze, Kavelashvili and co.

Here are the best 25 of the 28 Georgian players in the database. Schkeidze is very handy. His ability is almost as good as Kinkladze. We’ll have to keep Lob-j-nidze and Kiknadze apart, it could get a bit beyond the watershed, more like watery eyes.

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