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    That's great stuff ad hoc, and some free advertising for the Human League too. I never realised you came up with the name.

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    Well it was a joint effort really, there was a lot of brainstorming and the Human League was my contribution. So I'm claiming credit for a team effort to be honest

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    It was indeed a team effort, but there are certain names named on the league homepage including ad hoc's naming credit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sits View Post
    This evening's draw for Berkshire Swine will be against Vita Mortis. Actually I'd be delighted with a draw.
    <cough, splutter>

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    There we were thinking VA is all about the symmetry and then this happens.

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    And I kept my side of the deal too.

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    Oops! Sorry Sits, I think your poor porkers caught a bit of a Mortis backlash after a very trying couple of weeks or so. I know your absurd run of draws had to end somewhere, and I'm delighted to have snapped our bad run of form, but 4-0 felt a bit disproportionate to our respective managerial performances. Your missing a penalty just sums up your implausible difficulties in front of goal this season; it's got to turn around soon, surely?

    It was peculiar timing, too, as yesterday was really the end of an era – Seymour Buckley, the last remaining Mortis Original and hence the last remaining player who'd come the whole way with me since I started out on my first day of playing Xpert Eleven in December 2013, was sold at 11pm last night. He went for a respectable (for a declining 36/12 on 2 form and DV of 1) figure of just over half a million econs, after receiving five bids since I made the reluctant yet ultimately firm decision to bring down the curtain on his 18-season career at the Hollows following our painful defeat to the Dragons a week ago.
    He finished on 354 matches -- the third highest extant total in the OTF league behind permanent partner-in-crime Gregor Crompton (367 and rising, but quitting at the end of this season) and Athletico Deva's Zdravko Dragas (366 and still hanging in there), although alas his final appearance was as an ineffectual sub in last Thursday's thrashing by Csiki Monkeys under our new media star ad hoc.

    Great interview there AH, I enjoyed that and as AE says it's also some terrific advertising for The Human League. On the League Info page you do indeed have your name named for naming it, fully deserved too as it was a cracking suggestion that (as I recall) instantly broke the deadlock over some adequate-but-not-outstanding alternatives: it 'just felt right' from the word go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthdownRebel View Post
    There we were thinking VA is all about the symmetry and then this happens.
    Speaking of symmetry, for the first time in ages I've started back on some designing this evening, as I've finally had a more up-to-date version of Photoshop Elements delivered today that's compatible with my newer computer.

    Since I'd just challenged Hammerpot to a friendly at Sandringham Park Rovers next Saturday, for what will be a testimonial for Leila Windsor-Davies (who, in a strange piece of timing, is the last remaining Sandringham Original and last week announced her retirement at the end of this next season), it struck me that I've never followed through on a promise-of-sorts, SdR. When you got me to make you a badge for the then newly-founded Hammerpot WFC, I based it on the style of the real life Hammerpot Brewery's beer labels...


    ...but could only make it very bland as the brand new club didn't have any sort of character yet:



    I'm sure I said at the time that I'd try to improve it once the club had acquired some history to work with, and ever since you won the league I've been thinking I should get around to at least putting a star on there or something. So tonight I've finally given it a quick wash and brush-up. If either of the below tweaks appeal (the left-hand one might feel a bit too 'Soviet' due to the combination of hammer-and-star iconography, hence the alternative!) then I hope you'll accept it with my compliments, and apologies for this taking so long:

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    ôPremium Sussex Footballö - thatĺs great.

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    Oh, these are tremendous - thank you VA, and certainly no need to apologise. The new logo is now in place ready for our upcoming friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin S View Post
    I've set tactics for the Toucans' friendly, MLX Cup match and game 1 of the regular season. So I think they're all set to go back onto the market if that's ok.
    I think it's worth pointing out that Kev returned, set the team up for one league game, buggered off again... and won Manager of the Round for that one game.

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    I was a bit dismayed the new season arrived when it did – "the Toucans' friendly" Kev mentions having set tactics for was meant to be last Saturday, against Underground. We were all set to bring out the bunting, but then it got superseded by Season 15 being kickstarted. The Cup was drawn for Friday night and regrettably the friendly vanished into the ether.

    I think I wrote something about my former Trumpton Ironsides player Captain Flack bringing his side to town in my last PR, it was going to be like one of Mark Hughes or Steve Bruce's teams coming to Old Trafford in the latter part of Fergie's tenure, but alas we were denied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthdownRebel View Post
    Oh, these are tremendous - thank you VA, and certainly no need to apologise. The new logo is now in place ready for our upcoming friendly.
    Oh, delighted you're pleased SdR. Looking forward to our friendly on Saturday, which I'm much hoping will help to get Sandringham's form at least semi into shape ready for our top-flight debut. We were casually overturned by Holkham in Wednesday's derby friendly, which hardly bodes well for the coming term.

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    I wonder, do Berkshire Swine owe their 1-0 away win at the Expression yesterday to Vita Mortis? After the Scythemen ended the pigs' drawing run with a 4-0 rogering at Stef Tolsma Arena, the decks were cleared.

    Three points from a possible six are better than another two.

    Little acorns, and all that.

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    What can I say? Any time, Sits. If you need to take a good hammering in our next meeting too then we'll unselfishly help out again, never fear. Five, six, seven goals, whatever you feel it's best you concede, just say the word, Mortis are there for you. It's what friends are for.

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    I think with Amwythig scoring five past Zeugmaspor inside 27 minutes that we may be in the end of days.

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    Was Flack actually the captain of Ironsides by the way?

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    Well, I feel sure I appointed him club captain when I took charge, even if he wasn't necessarily the on-field skipper...

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