After the poor performances of most of the season this week Charscot played Callie Athletic off of the park despite the seemingly close 1-0 scoreline. A second half goal from Eya Mistabic was all that separated the sides but this really was a rout as Callie never got going.
The performance will give heart to the fans ahead of their revenge meeting against AFC Fifa in the cup after christmas as the club look to overturn the league defeat of last week.
field it is understood that manager Rich Grove is
looking to complete a number of deals over the
christmas period with it being expected that a couple
of attackers may well be leaving the club.
The season hit a new low as a last minute winner for AFC Fifa sent Charscot down three places to 11th and left the wolverines looking nervously at the bottom 3. Despite an equaliser 20 minutes into the second half from defender Antonio Zago the visitors managed to throw away a point in a game they could not afford to lose.
Despite playing in front of a season high 40,000 crowd the gate receipts were the lowest all season as the home team chose to charge a ridiculously low £8, an embarrassment for top flight football.
six pointer relegation battle against Callie Athletic
to come next week manager Rich Grove will be under
pressure this week to try to find a solution to his
team’s ever worsening form…
Despite winning 2-0 today to maintain the club’s slow return to form with their third consecutive clean sheet Rich Grove was not happy with the performance. “That was wholly unacceptable , to be outplayed by a team that hasn’t won a game all season was embarrassing. I would have been happy with this result if half my team looked like they had even ever met each other before today. Shambolic”.
moved the Wolverines up just one place to 8th
but changes are still looking likely. Whilst
midfielder Christian Panucci looks safe after his goal
early in the second half it is understood that
goalscoring sub Marc Overmars (who got his first goal
for the club within 1 minute of coming on as a sub
today) has gone into the manager’s bad books following
an argument with supporter’s at the final whistle and
may well find himself out of the squad next week….
The season’s title aspirations are over this week as Charscot could only get a goalless draw at third placed AFC Audenshaw. Stuck down in ninth place even a top 3 finish looks like an unrealistic dream already as the wanderers trail leaders Plzen by 12 points.
understood by sources within the club that manager
Rich Grove is prepared to listen to offers for his
entire first team at present…
Charscot finally found some sort of form as they cruised past a hapless Espanyol side today. Harry Machin with two goals and Christian Panucci with the first were enough to ensure a 3-0 win and send the home fans gone happy for the first time in over a month.
game manager Rich Grove refused to go overboard. “This
is an important victory but the fact is we are still
in 10th position and one good result is
just not enough. I expect them to build on this for
next week otherwise we have achieved nothing”.
Pitiful , pathetic, a waste of everyone’s time. These were just some of the comments manager Rich Grove made today after a truly dire 1-0 defeat at Lammermuir which dropped the Wanderers to 10th place and just 3 points away from a relegation spot. Despite the fact that the winning goal came only 15 minutes from the final whistle don’t be fooled…it was only the ‘muir’s lamentable finishing that prevented a cricket score.
Following this result rumours abounded that Pedro Martinez was being made the scapegoat and may be played on the market to cash in on his age and value.
Off the field the cup draw was made and Charscot have to visit fellow Premiership side AFC Fifa in the second round for a game the visitors could certainly do without on their current form ….
Charscot having a trio of young midfielder stars
following the arrival of Luciano Zauti today it is
understood that major changes in midfield could be
Charscot just managed to scrape past division 2 strugglers Glentanar today in a performance that was described as “shambolic” by their manager. Despite an early goal from captain Billy Dane Charscot found themselves just four minutes away from an embarrassing period of extra time before Nigel Pepper got the away team out of jail.
field it was announced that Tony Woodward was leaving
the club to join up with his old manager at Ramarena.
Joining Charscot in exchange are striker Eugenuisz
Kasperski and utility man Roy Hunter.
Appalling. The one word manager Rich Grove had to describe this performance. Charscot crashed 4-0 at home to a struggling Furneaux Spurs side that should have been cannon fodder. Despite just shading the possession the wanderers side appeared to have no idea what to do with the ball as they fell to an embarrassing defeat that leaves their season in tatters as they find themselves more concerned with the bottom of the table rather than the top.
Rich Grove stated after the match “There will have to be major changes after this joke of a performance. Players will leave, hopefully one or two will come in but anyone who stays has to realise that that level of performance is completely unacceptable”.
All of a
sudden a seemingly easy visit to winless division two
side glentanar now looks like a tricky hurdle, though
with the manager having only avague interest in the
cup in the early rounds defeat may not be a bad thing…
Charscot still haven’t got the winning feeling back but this was a far better result this week for the club as they came away with a share of the points after their trip to Plzen. The league leaders scored after only 7 minutes and played the wanderers off the park for long periods but Charscot kept battling and scored an equaliser with 1 minute left of normal time.
This draw dropped Charscot to 8th position but with only five points separating the top 8 clubs there is a lot of football to be played out before the table takes real shape.
not a spectacle of great football Charscot will be
happy their 600th match in all competitions
was not a defeat.
Back to back defeats have left Charscot looking desperate to salvage their season even at this early stage as they fell 1-0 at home to struggling The Academy. This was a truly awful result as Charscot battered the visitors but just couldn’t find a way of scoring…the visitors took the lead after only 6 minutes through old boy Jimmy Destri who was making his first appearance at the Blue Silver Stadium since leaving the club 10 years ago. That was to be their only shot on target in 90 minutes but despite that they held on for the three points.
After the game manager Rich Grove fumed “for the second week running the League President hit us with a last minute early kick off and the Players just weren’t ready for it. I am appalled that because of the president’s bowel problems resulting him in vacating his bed we have to suffer”.
“Next week I am sending my scouts to Nottingham and if I get news that the president isn’t in the pubs all weekend I will have my players here at the crack of dawn Monday…mind you, that could be a problem as our game next week is in the Czech Republic !!”.
week’s trip to Plzen will be Charscot’s 600th
in all competitions and all of a sudden they go into
this historic game under a lot of pressure…
Charscot’s unbeaten start to the season came crashing to an end today as they lost 2-1 at Barnstoneworth United. After going two down substitute Stefan Selakovic scored his first ever league goal from 30 yards with a quarter of an hour to go but the visiting team couldn’t find another goal.
After the game manager Rich Grove blamed his player’s poor performance on the league’s decision to kick all games off in the morning today – “ I think It is ridiculous that the President of the league calls for early kick off’s just because he couldn’t sleep. My players were just not prepared for the early start…I would say they would be next time but the President isn’t renowned for seeing daylight more than once every 6 months so it is hard to prepare for”.
With a friendly defeat at home to perennial strugglers Owlthorpe Rangers this was really a week to forget, though rumours are rife that the cup competition may be axed…
Off the field it was announced that midfielders Manuel Tena and Orlando Cabrera were leaving to join Dep El Celtico with defender Vincente Candela making the opposite trip.
Meanwhile defender Wes Brown has been put up for sale and is expected to go for in excess of £7/8mill within the next four weeks.
Charscot continued their recent success against Champions Thamesford United this week as they edged a close match by two goals to one at home.
An early goal by Oliver Bierhoff was cancelled out just after half time before Des Blackman got the winner with 15 minutes to go. This game was a real needle match with four players from the home team going in the book. This victory moved Charscot to second spot and just a point behind Plzen who surprisingly lost at Espanyol.
With another match against a Jon Sykes team next week’s trip to fourth placed Barnstoneworth will show just how serious the Wanderers are going to be this season.
in the first ever WPL Super Cup Charscot crashed 3-1
at division 2 leaders Dep El Celtico , though the
visitors played a reserve side after their game
against Thamesford was chosen as a tv coverage match.
Charscot managed to score twice today but unfortunately with one of the goals being in the wrong net from Marco Dandenii the wanderers had to Settle for a 1-1 draw at Vanbrugh Royals despite having taken the lead through a first half goal from Billy Dane. This result sent Charscot down to third position as Plzen continue to have a 100% record and with Thamesford United (also unbeaten in second place on goal difference from Charscot) visiting next week the season is starting to heat up.
game manager Rich Grove said he was pleased to gain a
hard fought point as in the last two seasons
Charscot’s unbeaten record has Ended when visiting the
continued their promising start to the season today as
they overcame Royal Mail United 3-0 at the Blue Silver
Stadium. Second half goals from Nigel Pepper, Des
Blackman and (with his first for the club) Harry
Machin helped maintain Charscot’s exceptional record
against the Mail Boys, who have yet to take a point or
even score against Charscot in 5 attempts. This was
also Charscot’s third clean sheet from three games as
they moved up to second place behind Plzen, who still
have a 100% record…
In breaking news today manager Rich Grove announced that, as rumoured on Monday (see news item 6/9/2004) there is another young player for the future arriving at the club from Eastleigh Saints in the King Richard League. 19 year old defender Zdenek Grygera arrives with a promising reputation and is considered a bright prospect. Manager Rich Grove must rate him highly as he has given up veteran goalscoring machine Luis Suarez and reliable defender Paulo Maldini in the deal which also included a cash sum of £3mill going into Charscot’s coffers. It is understood that grygera may be allowed to go out on loan upon arrival at the club to gain him some much needed experience…
are still rife of more comings and goings at the Blue
Silver Stadium in the days ahead…
After waiting years to resurrect rivalries Charscot and Real Madrid played out a truly dire goalless draw today at the Santiago Bernabeu Madrid Stadium.
Whilst off the field there has been further rumours of exciting times ahead with young stars of the future being allegedly signed to long term deals on the pitch there was no excitement to be found and both teams were glad to just get through the 90 minutes with no injuries.
this draw Charscot are in fifth position and are the
only team not to have conceded a goal after the
opening two games of the season in the Premier
In breaking news today Charscot announced they had come to a deal to bring goalscoring machine Mark Overmars to the WPL from Maverick Whites of the Royal Oak Elite. Making the trip to Yorkshire is defender Richard Sharpe, who had expressed an interest in returning north despite having only arrived in London in July.
understood that Overmars could go into the team within
the next fortnight …
A fresh season got off to the perfect start as Charscot cruised to a 2-0 win over the visitors The Space Cadets. First half goals from Oliver Bierhoff were enough to move Charscot into third spot as the new season kicked into gear.
The only disappointment was off the field as
the board of director’s were questioned by the local
constabulary over missing funds. It is believed this
is part of a wider investigation that allegedly
involved most of the league. It is understood that
this investigation could take some time as the head
of the investigation isn’t renowned for his
detective skills, nor indeed for actually arriving
at the scene in a reasonable time…
Needing to win the last game of the season to attain second spot Charscot went out of their way to try to lose everything as they were humbled 3-0 at callie athletic. Another two goals and callie would have moved ahead of Charscot in the table but the inept away team hung on. At the final whistle news soon drifted through that Lammermuir had failed to get the point they needed to move ahead of the Wolverines, as they succumbed to AFC Audenshaw. This defeat allowed callie to grab third spot whilst Charscot celebrated their highest ever final placing.
After the game manager Rich Grove was thrilled to have taken the runners up position but warned his team for next season – “ They have to play infinitely better than they have over the last month otherwise they will be history at this club”.
With the first team squad hitting 29 players now it is clear that changes can and will take place if the performances are unacceptable.
Off the field Jacques Songo’o left to join fellow Premier Division team Lakeland Power, with experienced attacker Harry Machin joining in exchange.
arriving as back up initially is midfield dynamo
Vladimir Smicer, who is expected to make a solid claim
as the season progresses…
A poor week as Charscot twice threw away a lead before going down 3—2 at home to AFC Fifa. This defeat leaves Charscot needing a point from their last game of the season to guarantee their highest ever finish in 2nd spot. It is still possible they could finish fourth if they were to suffer a heavy defeat to Callie Athletic…
field Charscot manager Rich Grove announced that
Jacques Songo’o would be allowed to leave the club. He
stated he hoped to come to a satisfactory deal for
Jacques in time for next week…
Last week’s red cards proved costly today as Charscot lost their third cup semi, crashing 3-0 to PSV Wolves in an embarrassingly one sided contest. All the manager would say after the game was “no fight” as he walked away in disgust.
The league battle at Lakeland Power was much the same except this time the home team didn’t bother as Charscot cruised to a 4-0 victory. The goalscorers were Nigel Pepper, Alain Giresse (his first in pro football), Eya Mistabic (in his first game since moving to attack) and Des Blackman’s club leading 12th goal of the season.
With two weeks to go one more win will guarantee the club’s highest ever finish with second spot..
field Charscot completed another blockbuster deal with
Real Madrid as three players arrived and two left.
Midfielder Jonathan Fellows failed to settle in London
and so has been allowed to return North along with
defender Ally Hannigan. Arriving at the club are
former defender Paolo Maldini, midfield star Denilson
and young prospect Ivor Trojan. Manager Rich Grove is
quoted as saying he sees a lot of potential in Trojan
and believes he may make is as a midfielder…
Charscot self destructed this week as they had attacker Luis Suarez and goalkeeper James Keeley both sent off . The resulting goalless draw With AFC Audenshaw extinguished their title challenge as Thamesford need just one win from 3 games to guarantee the title.
To make matters worse both players will now be suspended for next week’s crucial cup semi with PSV Wolves…
In late breaking news Charscot this evening
announced the transfer of midfielder Mark Kinsella
from Workington Marras for attacker Martin Jazz and
cash considerations, reported to be in the region of
£3mill . Manager Rich Grove stated that the arrival of
utility player Kinsella gives him more options for
next season as he can play a number of positions
equally well. It is understood that Martin Jazz is
looking forward to the fresh challenge as he was never
given the chance to shine with the club with
Charscot’s strikers in great form this season.
In a game that was always going to be trickier than it looked Charscot scraped past relegated Comberton 2-1 in a crucial away match.
After a new club record of 593 minutes without conceding a goal James Keeley was powerless to stop a 48th minute penalty that put the Home side one up. However, a double substitution had an immediate effect as Olivier Bierhoff equalized before sub Pablo Aimar got a late winner.
This win propelled Charscot to second spot as
the only winner in the top four although with only
four games left the chances of overhauling
Thamesford’s five point lead at the top seem
Another week and the records continue to fall as Charscot recorded their 6th straight win and their 6th clean sheet as they won 1-0 against second placed Lammermuir Fc. The only goal of the game came from Luis Suarez but the hero was James Keeley, who prevented a goal for 545 consecutive minutes, beating the old record of 538 from Alan Price.
With 5 games to go Charscot are still on
course for a top 3 finish…
Charscot are now starting to break club records as they recorded their 6th straight win for the first time in their history today.
In this live TV top of the table match Furneaux Spurs simply couldn’t live with the visitors and a brace from Des Blackman and a further goal from Marco Dandenii gave Charscot a convincing 3-0 victory. This also equalled the club record of five consecutive clean sheets and James Keeley will be looking to break the record next week.
Off the field the semi final draw was made
today and Charscot face PSV Wolves in a game that
Charscot simply have to win to break their cup jinx…
One of Charscot’s better weeks this week as the club had two 2-0 wins and secured the services of young starlet Danko Lazovic.
In the league Charscot cruised past Plzen 2-0 with goals from Luis Suarez and a second half penalty from substitute Pablo Aimar before jetting off for the cup quarter final at Wildcats FC. In a hard fought match two second half goals were enough to secure a semi final spot. The first came from a surprise source as defender Antonio Zago scored before Oliver Bierhoff guaranteed the victory.
Charscot now find themselves in their third
ever cup semi final, having failed on the two previous
A dire match this week as Charscot struggled past relegation bound Balham Town. A single goal just before half time from Des Blackman was enough to separate the teams.
Off the field Alen Skoro left the club again
this week, travelling the short distance to division 2
side Ventnor Valiants. He is replaced At the club by
young defender Bob Eastwood who travels in the
opposite direction. Rumours are that manager Rich
Grove may Stop looking for players now the squad has a
balanced look about it..
A fascinating battle between Charscot and Barnstoneworth today which erupted after a quiet first half. Just after the hour mark Wes Brown was sent off for his second bookable offence as he scythed down Francisco Gento, the ex Charscot player. With united having made their substitutions both teams played on with ten men and a three goal burst from Charscot in a five minute spell gave the home team the points.
Defender Antonio Zago scored his first pro
goal, quickly followed by Christian Panucci’s sixth of
the season before substitute Pablo Aimar rounded off
the scoring. This was Charscot’s 500th
match in the league and who better to play than
Barnstoneworth, who Charscot have faced most often, at
30 times !
In an appalling display Charscot were hammered 4-1 at league leaders Thamesford today despite taking the lead after just 5 minutes through Luis Suarez. It is understood that the manager has shrugged off this defeat as he looks to the cup for the club’s main hope of success this season if they can get past a tricky tie at Wildcats FC.
Off the field there was a surprise as Alen Skoro returned to the club after his transfer to Clifton Central fell apart. After the news broke manager Rich Grove was quoted as saying “It would appear that Peter Symes wasn’t the player we had been informed that he was. Clearly false information has come from the manager of the club and I won’t be dealing with him in the future as he clearly can’t be trusted”.
In More transfer news it was announced today
that star midfielder Lee Dukes is leaving for a fresh
challenge at Boo Boy FC in the Royal Oak Elite.
Arriving in exchange for him is exciting midfield
prospect Jonathan Fellows, considered a potential star
of the future. Word within the club is that manager
Rich Grove is now just looking for one defender to
balance out the squad.
With only local pride to play for in the league, Charscot overcame Vanbrugh Royals in a derby match at Blue Silver Stadium. Two goals in a minute left the teams level at half time. Captain Billy Dane thrived back in his old midfield spot and gave Charscot the lead although it took a second half goal from Wes Brown to tie up the three points after old boy Anthony Le Tallec had brought the Royals back on level terms.
For the third round running Charscot won a cup tie 3-2 at home although at half time the match was hardly a thrilling spectacle As the teams went in goalless. The second half was a thriller as division two champions elect Dynamo Owls gave the crowd a Great cup tie. Once again all three goals came from strikers with Des Blackman maintaining his record of scoring in every round when he put the home side ahead only for the Owls to equalize from the penalty spot. Pablo Aimar came on and immediately had an effect setting up Oliver Bierhoff to put the home team ahead only for Dynamo to equalize again in the 76th minute. With the game heading towards extra time Pablo Aimar scored with five minutes on the clock to leave Charscot as the only premiership side left in the cup as we approach the quarter finals.
After last week’s major moves yet more comings and goings this week as John O’Shea, Shaun O’Malley and Javi De Pedro all left the club. The latter left in exchange for defender Ally Hannigan from GAA Allstars of the Opal League whilst the former two joined Fenman in the Loxley Elite with young star Tony Woodward joining the Wanderers.
Within the league Charscot also dealt Karl Freyer to premiership rivals Lammermuir for defender Richard Sharpe in a surprise last minute deal.
There appears to still be a number of players
that may be leaving before the season is over..
A tedious match this week as Charscot should have come out on top but had to settle for a 0-0 draw at Royal Mail United (the first time Royal Mail have avoided defeat against the wanderers in their history). The only saving grace was Jacques Songo’o’s second clean sheet on the trot. He is rumoured to be on his way from Charscot with a number of managers showing an interest but with his recent form he may Make the manager think twice…
Off the field manager Rich Grove announced the arrival of another 3 players. Returning to the club was striker Karl Freyer, who had only left to go to Real Madrid last season. After an unhappy spell with the division 1 champions elect he returns to try and stake a claim at the club where his father, Hans, was a legend. At 24, the gamble seems a valid one to take on a player who has yet to be given a run of games in his career.
Also arriving is young midfield star Stefan Selakovic from Real Madrid as well. The teenager is consider by many to be one of the best young talents in the game and he was quoted as saying he looked forward to training with the manager who turned Christian Panucci and Jean Tigana into stars at an early age..
Leaving the club this week are striker Javier Saviola, desperate for a chance to play, midfielder Richard Mason and defender Ulrik Laursen. All three were understood to be unhappy to be left out in the reserves week after week, even when the first team wasn’t performing to standard. The fact that all 3 joined Real Madrid means they will probably have an early chance next season to exact revenge on the manager who let them down in their eyes…
Joining fresh from Clifton Centrals in the QE League is midfield star Peter Symes. He joins the club in exchange for attacker Alen Skoro. The Czech international has been highly successful at Charscot and many will consider his departure to be a surprise at best, a huge mistake at worse.. Incoming Symes though looks like a quality addition as manager Rich Grove looks to bring a fresh look to his under performing stars.
Rumours abound that more deals are in the
With the league challenge having fallen apart Charscot played like a team under no pressure today as they crushed Boca Sniors 4-0.
The tone was set after just two minutes when Luis Suarez scored his second goal in three games since returning to the club.
Des Blackman followed up with a brace in a ten minute spell to leave the home team in total control at half time. A first goal from substitute Hakan Yakin in the second half completed the scoring.
In other news, goalkeeper Mickael Landreau returned to the club today from Callie Athletic for £ 5,000,000 and this may signal the end of James Keeley’s career at the club… only time will tell.
The draw for the third round of the cup was
made and Charscot face another divisional leader
having beaten Division 3 leaders Your Mum’s Athletic
in the second round. In a fortnight they have a home
tie to division 2 leaders Dynamo Owls in another tough
With a double header this week Charscot tried their best to make a mess of both games but somehow managed to escape one game intact. The league match at The Space Cadets was one way traffic but despite almost constant pressure from the away team Charscot could not score and fell to a 1-0 defeat. This latest poor result leaves Charscot lost in 8th place and the season has fallen apart and all title aspirations are now over.
For the second round running Charscot just
scraped home 3-2 in a cup tie that so nearly got away
from them early on. Visitors Your Mum’s Athletic are
having a great season currently leading Division 3 and
their good form carried into this cup tie as they
swept to a 2-0 lead after only 13 minutes. At this
point the home team woke up and two goals in a minute
from Des Blackman and Luis Suarez (in his second Debut
for the club having returned last week) brought the
teams back to level terms. The remaining starting
forward, Oliver Bierhoff scored the winner midway
through the second half. Whilst happy with the
forwards apparent return to scoring form as a unit,
there are still major concerns surrounding the defence
and yet more changes may be just around the corner.
For the fourth consecutive season Charscot
lost at home to their biggest bogey side, Callie
Athletic. An equalizer early in the second half from
Des Blackman looked to have secured a point after
falling behind early on but a very late goal for the
second week running saw the visitors close the gap on
leaders Thamesford (who lost to next week’s opponents
The Space Cadets). After the game manager Rich Grove
promised major changes for next week – “I made it
clear to some of the players that they have no future
at this club after today’s game. The performance was
unacceptable and I won’t allow a repeat. I will be
spending the coming weeks looking to offload some of
the so-called star names that have failed to bring
this club the success it should have”.
In a shock move today manager Rich Grove
announced that former striker Luis Suarez was to
return to the club for a fee believed to be in the
region of £2,500,000 from first division PSV Wolves.
In his previous spell with the club Suarez scored 23
goals in 127 appearances, including 10 as a
substitute. During this spell he also picked up 10
bookings and 1 red card. Now 31 it would appear he is
returning to the Premier division for one last shot at
glory and is likely to retire at Charscot. With the
club already having 9 strikers on the books the future
for some of them does not appear to be too rosy. In a
press conference Rich Grove stated “I felt Luis’
experience will be invaluable in helping the younger
players at the club to develop whilst hopefully also
providing some support for the more experienced
players who have been struggling to find the net”.
As anticipated the first ever meeting between
Charscot and AFC Fifa was a close match and Charscot
were left to rue missing too many chances as they
conceded a last minute equalizer in a 2-2 draw. After
going behind in the 40th minute the
Wanderers bounced back immediately equalizing through
Alen Skoro.A goal early in the second half looked to
have given the visitors all three points before the
late, late goal denied them cruelly. Although
remaining fourth the gap to top spot has become almost
insurmountable as Thamesford are now seven points
clear as halfway point approaches next week.
On the field Charscot finally got back to
winning ways this week as they scraped past Lakeland
Power 2-1. This was a less than exceptional
performance and the Wanderers were considerably lucky
to get a winner from substitute Shaun O’Malley via the
penalty spot despite having taken an early lead
through Oliver Bierhoff. Manager Rich Grove was true
to his word following his claims that he needed to
freshen up the squad. In this week were young strikers
David Boreanez and Hakan Yakin whilst Dave Williams,
Carlos Tevez and Sven Nordstrum were all allowed to
leave. Rumours abound that he plans more sweeping
changes in future weeks…
Another league defeat, 1-0 at AFC Audenshaw dropped Charscot to sixth and eight points off top spot. After this pathetic showing manager Rich Grove called an end to any chances of taking the title , lambasting his players as “wasters who are only interested in their pay cheques”. In a sign of changes Grove stated after the match that squad players Dave Williams and Sven Nordstrum were to leave the league as they transferred to the Opal League with young striker Hakan Yakin arriving in the opposite direction.
This transfer may be the first of many as the
manager looks to get the wage bill down and get a
leaner, more deadly looking squad at the club.
The rails would appear to have completely come off as Charscot lurched to a poor draw against bottom side Comberton Tornados. Despite having only beaten them 2 weeks ago at Charscot, the Wanderers were unable to repeat the trick, and in fact only scraped a 2-2 draw with an 87th minute equalizer from Oliver Bierhoff. This was after Christian Panucci had leveled early in the second half.
Charscot now find themselves 5th,
and unless they get back to winning ways very quickly
the 5 point gap to top spot may well prove
With a sense of déjà vu Charscot lost back to back games in the league with a disappointing, if predictable loss to Lammermuir Fc. Despite taking the lead early in the second half through Christian Panucci the defence could not maintain the lead. Led by captain Billy Dane (making a club record breaking 249th appearance for the club today) the defence lost the plot conceding 2 goals in 6 minutes.
All of a sudden Charscot are down to third and
looking desperate for a win next week as they face
winless bottom club Comberton Tornados, who Charscot
knocked out of the cup last week…
Charscot cruised into the second round of the cup with a 3-2 win over Comberton Tornados, a scoreline that flattered the visitors who only had two shots on target. Billy Dane equaled the club record for appearances with 248 and celebrated with the second goal (and his 33rd), sandwiched between goals from Marco Dandenii and Des Blackman.
The result will give the team confidence ahead
of their meeting on week 12 although manager Rich
Grove was keen to press the point that next week’s
match in the league was far more important.
Charscot Lurched to a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to Furneaux Spurs this week. Despite taking a third minute lead through Christian Panucci they failed to hold their advantage and allowed Thamesford to take top spot on goal difference. Manager Rich Grove refused to blame the players, stating he got the tactics wrong and would do all he could to avoid making similar mistakes again.
With the first round of the cup next week he
may be tempted to tweak the team to give a few other
options a chance…
Charscot bounced back to the top of the league with a deserved 2-0 win at Plzen. The victory, courtesy of goals from Marco Dandenii (his first for the club) and Alen Skoro left the club three points clear of their nearest challenger after 8 games.
Manager Rich Grove, whilst delighted with this
excellent win, refused to get carried away stating
that there was still 3/4s of the season to be played
and it was early days yet.
The old style Charscot returned today as they stumbled to a 1-1 draw at home to struggling Balham Town.
After falling behind early on Des Blackman
equalized before half time and despite sustained
pressure in the second half the Wolverines couldn’t
find a way through and had to settle for a point and a
drop to second place on goal difference as Callie
Athletic had an easy win.
Charscot bounced back to the top of the league this week with their second win in a week against a Jon Sykes managed team. Travelling to the previously undefeated Barnstoneworth was always going to be a tough test and trailing 1-0 at half time the away fans feared the worse. However, with 16 minutes to go Oliver Bierhoff scored his second goal in only his second game to bring the teams level before substitute Shaun O’Malley scored the winner with 10 minutes to go to put Charscot top by 2 points with five wins from the first six games.
Afterwards manager Rich Grove could not
contain his excitement although he was quick to point
out that this win would mean nothing if Charscot
didn’t win next week’s game at home to struggling
With a reshaped defence and no less than 3 players making their debuts this week the 1-0 win over Champions Thamesford United was a fabulous result. The back four had two players making their debuts, Antonio Zago and Marco Dandenii, who slotted in smoothly.
Up front Oliver Bierhoff took just 11 minutes to score his first goal for the club (the quickest ever) and Charscot never looked back.
With a trip to league leaders Barnstoneworth
to come next week this result will send the Wolverines
off with confidence as they look to move up from
As predicted Charscot came crashing back to Earth this week as they lost 2-0 at Vanbrugh Royals to give up their 100% record and concede their first goals of the season. The first half double in 3 minutes included defender Ulrik Laursen’s second own goal in his career at Charscot.
After the game manager Rich Grove lambasted
his players, claiming the performance was totally
unacceptable and that changes would definitely be made
for next week’s game. With fourth placed Thamesford
followed by a trip to 100% team Barnstoneworth coming
in the next fortnight already the pressure would
appear to be on…
Charscot today made it 3 out of 3 to maintain top spot in the Premier Division as they won by a single goal over Royal Mail United. This maintains Wanderers’ 100% record against Royal Mail United, who have failed to even score against Charscot yet. Despite this great start to the season they still only lead Barnstoneworth United on goal difference as United also won 1-0.
With jinx team Vanbrugh to face next week away
it may be the end of the great start…
Two games into the season and Charscot are doing all they can. They won their second game to remain top of the table with a convincing 2-0 scoreline. The goals from Des Blackman (a penalty) and Christian Panucci were their first each for the club as they overcame a battling Boca Seniors away from home.
With only Barnstoneworth also having a 100%
record at this early stage it already looks like the
same managers may be fighting things out at the top of
On the pitch Charscot got off to a flier beating last season’s fourth placed club The Space Cadets 3-0 to go top of the league. Defender Sven Nordstrum scored after only 2 minutes in his second game for the club before captain Billy Dane added two more goals to send the home fans home happy. The only let down was the late sending off of Pablo Aimar for swearing and it is understood he will now have to fight to regain his spot after his suspension.
This result was needed to placate the fans following the shock departure of three players. Defender Darren Stone has been allowed to go on the auction market to get a regular game whilst striker Thierry Henry was allowed to join Lamentation FC in the British Alliance. Joining him at Lamentation was club record goalscorer Ronaldo, a move that hardly pleased the fans and has to be seen as a risk. Moving in the opposite direction are strikers Oliver Bierhoff and Martin Jazz as well as midfielder Dave Williams and defender Marco Dandenii. The coming weeks will show if manager Rich Grove has made the right decision…
Finally, the cup draw was made today and pits
Premiership rivals Comberton Tornados with the
Wolverines in a prequel to the league clash two weeks
The season petered out today with a dull goalless draw at Callie Athletic to leave Charscot in third place at the end of a season that promised so much more for so long. Apart from the full debut of striker Des Blackman there was nothing of note to take from this game and it will be interesting to see how much of the squad survives into next season…
The season petered out today with a dull
goalless draw at Callie Athletic to leave Charscot in
third place at the end of a season that promised so
much more for so long. Apart from the full debut of
striker Des Blackman there was nothing of note to take
from this game and it will be interesting to see how
much of the squad survives into next season…
With third spot assured and nothing to play for, for their relegated rivals Shengalien, today’s match petered out to a 1-1 draw despite an early sending off for the visitors. Ronaldo scored his 49th club goal to even the score in the second half in a game that never team seemed interested in.
With only one game to go the big debate is
whether there will be a trophy for third spot for
manager Rich Grove after he was surprisingly given one
last season after initially being told there was none
After a fairly successful previous 28 weeks the whole season fell apart this week as Charscot lurched to two 1-0 defeats away from home. The league defeat to Lakeland Crusaders was fairly unimportant as the League Title was beyond Charscot following the wins from Thamesford and Barnstoneworth. However, the defeat against Firdt division Dep El Celtico is harder to take. Despite dominating against a likely relegated club in two weeks time they fell to a late goal to once again fail in a semi-final.
Following the death knell to the season it now
seems likely that the team will experience some
experimenting over the next fortnight.