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From Zero to Hero: Succeeding a Legend - November

November was a great month for Liverpool, despite Sadio Mane picking up a 4-6 month injury against Sporting CP, with the club going unbeaten in their 6 fixtures across the Premier League and Champions League.

It started with a trip to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League group stage, having beaten Dortmund 1-0 at home, which started very badly for the reds. Retroson handed a first start to young midfielder Neil Ferguson in a rotated team after the impression he left against Dortmund at home. Dortmund came out with the intention to attack straight away and pile pressure on Liverpool, which worked with Gonzalo Castro taking an early lead in the 15th minute. Dortmund came close to making it 2-0 in the 24th minute and they really should've put the game to bed. Liverpool held on and took the game into half time with the score still 1-0. Whatever Retroson said in the dressing room must've worked, with Liverpool coming out and instantly getting a chance to equalise through half time substitute Roberto Firmino in the 47th minute. Dortmund cleared shakily and Liverpool, sensing the nerves, went straight back up the pitch and got the ball to Firmino, who cooly headed home to equalise in the 50th minute. The momentum suddenly shifted and Liverpool were on the front foot, pushing forward and pressuring Dortmund's defence at all times. Minutes later, Mo Salah was tripped in the box and Liverpool were awarded a penalty. Young right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold stepped up and sliced it past Bürki to turn the game around and make it 1-2.

Neil Ferguson had a quiet game however, making 3 key passes and getting an average rating of 6.8 but never really influenced the game at all. After their 2nd goal, Liverpool threw everything into defending the lead while Dortmund sensed the opportunity to attack, but ultimately failed to take their chances and Liverpool held on in the end.

Up next was an away trip to the London Stadium, with Liverpool struggling and only coming away with a point. Javier Hernandez took the lead in the 14th minute which was eventually cancelled out by a Phil Jagielka own goal in the 39th minute. Chances were rare for Liverpool with star winger Mo Salah sitting out due to an injury picked up against Dortmund, and West Ham made it worse for Liverpool by injuring Roberto Firmino with a cynical tackle from Angelo Ogbonna who was lucky to not receive a red card. After this, Liverpool welcomed Southampton to Anfield after the international break and ran out 2-0 winners, with Firmino scoring a brace to seal the win. Mo Salah was back on the bench was was an unused substitute with the team playing very well. Neil Ferguson was also welcomed back to the starting 11, having sat out at West Ham, and had a shocker of a game, picking up a yellow card and not influencing the game before being subbed off at half time. Jordan Henderson also received two yellow cards which will force him to sit out the next league game, Chelsea at home.

Fresh off of that Southampton win, Liverpool faced Sporting CP at home in their penultimate Champions League group stage game and were looking for revenge after that 3-1 loss at the Estádio José Alvalade Século XXI. Liverpool came out with some beautiful football and made Sporting pay early on, taking a 24th minute lead through Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Firmino then doubled the lead just before half time with a neat finish in the 43rd minute and took the game into half time at 2-0. Bas Dost pulled a goal back in the 54th minute, but ultimately it wasn't enough as Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored twice more and Jordan Henderson put the game to bed, with the game ending 5-1 and Liverpool qualifying for the Champions League Round of 16 in 1st. Neil Ferguson had a much better game today, making 4 key passes and created 2 chances before being taken off at half time due to a slight knock.

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Back in the league Liverpool faced Chelsea at Anfield in a game they had to win if they wanted to remain in the top 4. Chelsea got off to a flyer with Alvaro Morata scoring a beautiful goal in the 19th minute with Liverpool backing away from the challenge in the defensive third. Manager Retro Retroson was very frustrated at this on the touchline, shouting at his players to stick to the shape and close down players before it's too late. It wasn't until after half time that Liverpool would finally get back into the game, scoring an equaliser through Mo Salah in the 47th minute against all odds. After this, Liverpool picked up the pace and turned the game around, taking the lead in the 55th minute through Mo Salah again. After this, the game died down and there weren't many chances until the 90th minute, when Salah popped up for a third time and made it 3-1 with his hat-trick. Ethan Ampadu pulled a goal back from kickoff, but that proved to be the last kick of the game. Neil Ferguson once again had a very quiet game, not registering a single key pass or chance created before once again being taken off in the 45th minute.

Liverpool's final game of November was a cold rainy night in stoke trip to Stoke City in mid-week which might as well have not been played, the only major highlight was Andy Robertson going off injured in the 85th minute. Neither side really had any clear cut chances in what was a drab affair for both teams. Firmino came close once but Jack Butland rushed out and met the ball before there was any real danger. Neil Ferguson registered 2 key passes in a game which he played the full 90 minutes but unfortunately neither led to anything and the game ended 0-0.

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So this leaves the table like this at the start of December (unfortunately I'd played an extra game which you will see in the next update), Liverpool are sitting in 3rd after dropping points twice in November, but they're only 1 point behind first and second thanks to their unbeaten run. Check back tomorrow for December's update!

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From Zero to Hero: Succeeding a Legend - October

Ah October, the month of Pumpkins, Spice and 14 year olds going crazy when Starbucks run out of their signature lattes. The best month of the year for some, the worst for others. Young midfielder Neil Ferguson would be part of the former group, having finally made his professional debut for Liverpool this month.

Lets start with that big night for the 17 year old. Liverpool were going into their 3rd Champions League Group Stage game, against Borussia Dortmund at home, with a bit of an injury crisis which meant the youngster had to occupy a spot on the bench again, with the whole team looking a little different due to the injuries. Retroson opted to start Wijnaldum in place of Serbian powerhouse Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Emre Can in place of Jordan Henderson who were in dire need of a rest, with Ferguson occupying that midfielder slot on the bench as to avoid injuries to the star midfielders. Elsaid Hysaj also made his return to the starting 11 at right-back and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain started ahead of Mo Salah who was nursing a slight knock.

The game started a bit slow and the entire team looked a bit sluggish for the first 20 minutes, with Dortmund showing their strength in attack and putting pressure on Liverpool's defence, but they hung on and eventually found their feet, picking up pace and getting back into the game, creating multiple clear cut chances before half time. Both teams will feel that they should've been a goal or two up before half time, but it remained goalless at the break. In the 53rd minute Georginio Wijnaldum was substituted for future star Neil Ferguson, who made his official debut for Liverpool with this appearance. He started his Anfield career brightly, bombing forward and creating 2 chances for the front 3 to latch onto, which unfortunately didn't happen but still ultimately showed his class to be able to come on as a sub and influence the game. Unfortunately, he picked up a slight injury which did slow him down as he tried to avoid hurting himself even more in the dying stages of the game. Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had taken the lead with a neat finish in the 74th minute, slotting home coolly after cutting inside from the right flank. Overall, it was a great debut for Neil who will look back on this opportunity and wonder what he might've managed had he played the entire game.

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Back to Liverpool as a whole, October was a good month for the club. It started with their game in hand against Newcastle United with a chance to go into the top 4 again, with Liverpool running out 3-1 winners to make sure they start the month in the top 4. Next up was a home game against Manchester United, with Man Utd racing into a 2-0 lead within 25 minutes. Liverpool never really looked like getting back into the game, struggling with United's pressure, until Mo Salah struck in the 39th minute to reduce the deficit to just 1 goal.

Trent Alexander-Arnold's 61st minute red card looked to have ended Liverpool's chances of a comeback and fans were starting to pile out of the stadium early because of the shocking display as a whole by the team, but in the 94th minute a new hero revealed himself in the form of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, latching onto a long ball and volleying past De Gea in exceptional style to salvage a point against all odds.

The next game saw Liverpool take on Dortmund in the Champions League which as stated earlier ended as a 1-0 win to the Reds, with the real show being Neil Ferguson's debut. Back in the Premier League, Liverpool ended their 4 match unbeaten run with a 1-0 loss away at Spurs, with Eric Dier scoring a 93rd minute winner. Liverpool will surely look back and think they deserved at least a point, having held the league leaders until the very last seconds. However, they did bounce back with a 2-0 home win over Man Utd in the Carabao Cup 3 days later, with Firmino scoring a brace to get revenge against United after that 2-2 home draw. Finally, Liverpool welcome Huddersfield to Anfield in a must-win game against the recently promoted side due to the gap opened with that Spurs loss. Goals from Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino (2) secured a 3-0 win to reduce the gap back to 3 points as Spurs drew 0-0 with Man Utd, giving Liverpool a chance to catch up and overtake Spurs eventually.

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With these results, Liverpool are currently sitting 2nd in the Premier League after 10 games, with a 5-3-2 record and 18 points, 3 points behind Spurs and 1 point ahead of Man City who have a game in hand. Join me in a couple of days to see what happens in November...

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From Zero to Hero: Succeeding a Legend - September

September didn't get off to a good start, with Liverpool manager Retro Retroson receiving this email:

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This email came only a week before Retroson was planning on handing him his debut against Sporting in the Champions League, looking ahead at a chance to rotate his side after a crucial away day at the Etihad stadium. This was not what Retroson had wanted to see, given Adam Lallana's current injury, which now leaves him with a barebones midfield.

So onto the results. Liverpool kicked off September with that away trip to Manchester City, losing 3-1 in an uninspired performance with no real quality across the players. Mo Salah scored Liverpool's only goal of the afternoon, however Joel Matip did appear on the scoresheet with his 7th minute own goal, setting the tone of the game for Liverpool. They never really looked like coming back from this, letting Sergio Aguero double the lead in the 17th minute, with ex-Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling adding a third in the 21st minute. Andy Robertson's 60th minute red card was the icing on the cake for Liverpool in a game they will look to forget instantly.

Four days later Liverpool travelled to Sporting CP for their first Champions League group stage game, hoping to bounce back from that awful game in Manchester and get back to winning ways. Unfortunately, this was not to be. Retroson decided to stick with the same team in a major risk which didn't pay off, with former Red Sebastiàn Coates opening the scoring in the 9th minute with a beautiful header, and only 7 minutes later Stefan Ristovski added a 2nd. Piling on more misery for Liverpool, Bas Dost converted a penalty in the 42nd minute leaving Liverpool staring down the barrel of a 3-0 loss before half time. Luckily, James Milner popped up with a goal straight from kickoff, reducing the deficit to only 2 goals in yet another embarrassing game. Emre Can's red card 7 minutes after half time ended all hopes Liverpool would've had at a comeback and ultimately the game ended 3-1.

Retroson made 2 changes going into the next game, a home match against Burnley, with Hysaj and Robertson dropping out for Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alberto Moreno in a tactical gamble that paid off in the end with the Reds running out 2-0 winners. Next up was the Carabao Cup 3rd round trip to Bristol City, with a rotated squad winning 3-0. Back in the Premier League, an away trip to former champions Leicester City awaited, with the same team that faced Burnley drawing 2-2, Firmino and Milner scoring the goals.

The last game of September saw Liverpool face Shakhtar Donetsk at Anfield in their 2nd Champions League Group Stage match which was a must win for Retroson given what happened in the opening game. Retroson made one change to the team that drew at Leicester, bringing Robertson back into the team ahead of Moreno. It was a pretty boring game with very little chances for about 50 minutes, but half time substitute Fekir (substituted on for Firmino) finally broke the deadlock in the 56th minute and opened up the game a lot during the 2nd half. In the 75th minute he doubled the lead with his 2nd goal of the game, and finally hit his hat-trick in the 87th minute after Shakhtar gave away a silly penalty, showing his worth to the Liverpool faithful. Wijnaldum, another substitute, latched onto a great chance in the 91st minute to take the final score to 4-0, showing Liverpool really mean business after all.

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The table isn't looking too good for Liverpool at the end of September, with the Reds sitting 7th after 6 games (with a game in hand) with a 3-2-1 record. However, a win against Newcastle at St James' Park on October 1st could propel them into the top 4, so look out for tomorrow's update...

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From Zero to Hero: Succeeding a Legend - End of August

A whole month has passed since we last spoke, and what a month it's been! There have been 4 major signings coming into Liverpool and 1 major outgoing player which manager Retro Retroson has publicly stated will be some of the best players in the league this season.

Retroson identified four problematic positions with a severe lack of depth or quality, opting to splash the cash on a new striker, right-back, centre-midfielder and goalkeeper. With this, he decided to bring in Allison from Roma for an initial £18.5m, Fekir from Lyon for an initial £29m, Hysaj from Napoli for an initial £17m and Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio for an initial £44.5m. In terms of outgoings, Adam Bogdan left for Cruz Azul in a deal worth £3.8m, Ragnar Klavan joined PSG for £6.5m and Danny Ings traded Anfield for the Britannia Stadium, joining Stoke City for an initial £15.5m.

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On deadline day we caught up with Retroson for his thoughts on the transfer window. "I'm glad we managed to finalise these deals, players such as Fekir and Milinkovic-Savic are perfect going forward and will take us to the next level, whereas Allison and Hysaj will solidify our defence and win games alone. I pride myself on great defence and with these additions we should be pushing for the title come May. We also asked him what he thought of some of the major deals around England, with Azpilicueta swapping Chelsea for Barcelona in a deal worth £41.5m and ex-Liverpool player Iago Aspas joining Man City from Celta Vigo for £35.5m. To be honest, I think Man City have made a mistake signing Aspas. He's a great player but where will he fit in? They're stacked across the entire attack and midfield and there'll be no room for him. Who will Guardiola drop? However, Chelsea have made a massive mistake in letting Azpilicueta go. He was the source of most of their assists last season and he had great chemistry with the rest of the squad, he's more than just clean sheets. Without Azpilicueta, I think they'll struggle to finish in the top 4.

During August, Liverpool showed their quality by rising to see off Watford (after going a goal down early on) and Crystal Palace in the league, and beating Club Brugge twice in the Champions League Best Placed Playoff and also drawing with Arsenal back in the Premier League. Retroson was nominated for the Manager of the Month award, ultimately finishing 3rd behind Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola. New signing Allison has kept 2 clean sheets from 3 league games, and 2 clean sheets from 2 Champions League games, showing Liverpool were right to spend almost £20m on him.

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And finally, Liverpool found out their Carabao Cup opponents and their Champions League Group Stage opponents towards the end of the month. The first draw was the Carabao Cup, where Liverpool will visit Bristol City on September 19th in the 3rd Round. After this, Liverpool were confirmed to be facing Borussia Dortmund, Shakhtar Donetsk and Sporting CP in the Champions League Group stage, kicking off the stage away at Sporting on September 13th.

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Thanks for reading this update, please make sure to join me in a couple of days for September's update!
From Zero to Hero: Succeeding a Legend

After a horrid run of form at the end of the 2016/17 season, Liverpool decided to part ways with unpopular manager Jurgen Klopp and turned to a younger face in Retro Retroson. "Who?" The media ask surprised and after all, why would a top 6 team hire someone essentially off the streets? Anyway, Retro Retroson is in, and his work is cut out for him.

Amidst an injury crisis to the midfield where Adam Lallana is currently injured and Emre Can is suffering from a recurring problem, Retroson looked to the u23s and u18s for help, following the rise of youngsters such as Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn. He identified a potential future star in the form of Neil Ferguson, a 16 year old who idolised Steven Gerrard and has wanted to follow his footsteps ever since he was 8. Ferguson has impressed during u18 matches and finished last season with 5 goals and 9 assists in 24 games for Liverpool's u18 side. Ferguson's role will be to sit on the bench during pre-season and be a rotation option in case of injuries.

Meet Neil:

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Back to Liverpool as a whole, this is a leak of the tactic that new manager Retro Retroson has supposedly opted to use:

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We caught up with Retroson to chat with him about this leak, to get his thoughts and to see if it's true. "Unfortunately, yes this is true. As much as I'd like to think my staff wouldn't leak private information it appears someone has. However, this is good because now you'll know what to expect from my team, our main goal is to utilise the wingers and their ability to cut inside, with Firmino holding up the ball and Wijnaldum covering for the wingers when they wish to get forward. I believe that with the right signings we can push on and achieve our dreams."

Apart from a loss against Wolves pre-season went well, with Retroson using the games as an opportunity to rotate his squad and try out some young players. Young midfielder Neil Ferguson unfortunately did not make an appearance, sitting on the bench in every game.

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Join me tomorrow as I do a transfer round-up and show you the games from August and September! These are my upcoming fixtures:

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Hey everyone,

Just a quick update to let you all know that I have finally reached the Premier League after 7 seasons! You can see an overview of my progress under the seasons tab to see how I've got on each year
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Yep, didn't work out.
I'm guessing anyone who kept up with this has realised I stopped doing updates, I ran out of motivation to keep doing the updates and so decided to continue the save behind closed doors, but I've updated the seasons to show where I've finished and how I've done and maybe I can pick this up again in the future.

Thanks to all who read this and maybe my next career will last a bit longer!
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Finished 2nd in the league after going down to the final day but PS-44 and MaPS played each other so I couldn't possibly win the league. Maybe next time eh...
January Update


So let's start with the transfers from the summer window, and by god there was a lot of incomings. Manager Retro Retroson decided the best approach was to sign some experienced players for this level while also bringing in promising youth on free transfers, and also loaning players in from better clubs including the senior affiliate Leicester. So with this, 18 players joined the club, with 5 players leaving on loan and one permanently, being one of our better players in the National League - Sam Dalby. Most of these players were signed on a one year deal so if they don't work out, they'll be straight back out the door.

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So onto the league then, where we currently sit 4th on GD, which is exceeding expectations and feels like a dream! Even with the major signings from the summer, manager Retroson would never have expected to be sitting so high just after christmas, which can be attributed to Macauley Bonne's impressive 14 goals in 19 games. Honestly I can't see us finishing high in the table come May so we'd better soak up all the glory while we can, before crashing back down to reality and finishing mid-table as the board expect. It is good to be able to say that after 24 games we're only 10 points off league leaders Coventry though!

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We actually started the season in pretty bad form, which prompted the manager to change the tactic around, changing from a 4-4-2 control based tactic to a 4-2-3-1 counter/control tactic. After this we hit pretty good form, going from being winless in 5 to being unbeaten in 5, sparking a good patch going into Christmas. December has definitely been our best month and I really hope we can continue this great form into January and throughout the season, but we can't fly high too long can we? We may just end up flying into the sun...

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We have started a cup run in the FA Cup as well, which has brought some hope back to Brisbane road after crashing out of the Carabao cup with a 6-0 home loss against Portsmouth, beating Dorking Wanderers and Eastleigh - both games requiring a replay - and drew Billericay in the 3rd round, so can we launch another great cup run?

Lastly, the race for the golden boot is looking pretty tight just after the halfway mark, with just 4 goals between 1st and 6th. Macauley Bonne is the only Orient player to be seen at the top, with his 14 goal tally taking him up to 3rd.

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I'll see you all at the end of the season, here's hoping we don't drop out of the playoff spots!

Wish us luck...
End of Season Update


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So as you can see at the end of the season we finished 2nd, qualifying for the National League Playoff semi final. We had a few poor results towards the end of the season, which saw us lose ground on Eastleigh and drop down from 1st to 2nd. 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in our last 8 league games wasn't a good patch of form to take into the playoffs, but ultimately form didn't seem to matter. These were our results from the last update until the end of the season;

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So into the playoffs then. We matched up against Dagenham and Redbridge in the semi final and we played out a thrilling game for the neutrals, running out 4-3 winners in the end. We took the lead twice, going 1-0 and 2-1 up, before adding a third and eventually going into half time 3-2 up. Dagenham equalised 12 minutes after the break, but Aron Pollock added his name into the history books as he scored the winner in the 73rd minute. So who would we play in the final?

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Welcome to Wembley everybody, for the National League playoff final between Leyton Orient and Maidstone United. The first half was tense, with a few misplaced shots and half chances but no real attacking edge from either side, with the first goal of the game coming 10 minutes after half time, though captain George Elokobi. Right winger Rommy Boco added the 2nd 7 minutes later and after that the game sort of died out, with top scorer Macauley Bonne missing a one on one chance with 6 minutes to go.

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So Leyton Orient are back into League 2 at the first time of asking, thanks to young inexperienced manager Retro Retroson. The players will no doubt celebrate all through the night before jetting off for a quick holiday before pre-season.

There was also a great cup run in the mix, proving ourselves a real specialist against the League 1 teams but we also managed to overcome struggling Leicester, who were 19th at that point. However, it all came apart in the semi final against Chelsea; bringing us back to reality. Until next year, FA Cup...

Also, 22 year old striker Macauley Bonne finished joint top scorer in the league, just behind Aldershot's on loan striker Donovan Wilson, both finishing on 32 goals.

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From now on I'll only be doing 2 updates a season; one going into January and one at the end of the season.

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Stellar season mate, good luck in League One!
End of January update


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As you can see, we've had a good run of form, only losing 4 league games in 17 in the league, winning 9 and drawing 4. We've also launched a cup run, knocking out multiple league 1 teams, proving we really shouldn't be in the conference. We're currently sitting 1st in the league on GD, just ahead of Hartlepool with 60 points. If we can get back to our previous form we should have no issue in confirming automatic promotion back to the Football League.

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We've also added to our squad in January, and now there's a big enough list to be able to show all the transfers this season, which are the following.

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Overall, I'm happy with how the season's gone so far and hopefully we can push on and get ourselves back to the top!

League Update


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So after our first 15 league games, we're sitting 2nd (possibly 3rd depending on the Hartlepool result) in the Vanarama National League, picking up 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. We started life in the league very well, picking up 5 wins from our first 5 games, but after that we went through a little bit a bad patch, but we're starting to get back into good form now, which is good because our best striker is on international duty right now so we're having to find the goals from other sources, and our rock of a CM Alex Lawless is currently injured, which has proved to be a big loss.

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Up next we have a home game against Wealdstone in the FA Cup 4th Qualifying round, but after that we have some crucial games coming up including a home game against Gateshead who are 5th, and in a couple of months Maidstone away.

Here's hoping Macauley Bonne isn't gone for too long with these stats!

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Thanks everyone, I'm looking forward to going all the way with Leyton Orient and I'm really hoping I don't get sacked
Pre-Season Roundup


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So Pre-Season went well, picking up a massive win over Sky Bet League 2 Port Vale along with a 7-1 away win over Shortwood, while also drawing 1-1 with Sky Bet League 1 Southend United. Some good signs from pre-season, showing that Leyton Orient aren't about to just give up and slide down the leagues.

Manager Retro Retroson was caught saying that "he was proud of his team's pre-season" and that he "can't wait for the start of the Vanarama National League season, kicking off with an away trip to Sutton."

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Who is Retro Retroson?


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So who is the new Leyton Orient manager? The BBC invited him to sit down and talk about his new job and his little experience with Match of the Day host Gary Lineker.

GL: "So, you've just been appointed manager of Leyton Orient, which must be a tough first job given their recent struggles?"
RR: "I feel confident, even though this is my first job in management I think I can restore Leyton Orient to the team they once were, and hopefully under my tenure we can get ourselves back to the top end of the Football League."

GL: "You never made it into the game as a professional footballer, despite having successful trials, why was that?"
RR: "I never really felt comfortable with the other players or at those clubs, and at the young age of 17 I didn't really think football was for me. But I'm here now, I've earned my National A License and I'm ready to give management a go. Who knows, maybe I will decide to get back into playing?"

GL: "At just 20 years old, you'll be younger than most of the players, how do you feel about that?"
RR: "I don't think age matters really, there are some clubs in which you'll find at least one player older than the manager, and they seem to run fine, so why would it be a problem here?"

GL: "Don't you think you are a bit young to become a manager, surely it's a demanding job and the pressure will become too much? After all, there are some legends of the game who couldn't transfer their skills to management, so what makes you so sure you'll succeed?"
RR: "As I said, age really doesn't matter; I'm ready to try my hand in management and revive this fallen team."

GL: "Thanks for your time."
RR: "Thank you."



Leyton's Saviour?


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After a dismal season which saw 5 different managers take the spot in the dugout during the 2016/17 season, Leyton Orient were relegated to the Vanarama National League for the first time in their 136 year history. This poor season saw Omer Riza, the last permanent manager, part ways with the club at the end of his contract, after only 2 months at the club. With all these struggles, who will Orient appoint next?

In steps young manager Retro Retroson. The 20 year old manager previously had trials with QPR, Millwall and Brentford before hanging up his boots to focus on management. Can he return Leyton Orient to the club they once were? Can he take them beyond their highest position in the Sky Bet Championship? Only time will tell...
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As you can see, my time with Sunderland didn't go very well, only picking up 8 league wins which doomed us to a 15th placed finish. I did however, reach the FA Cup 5th round where I lost to Manchester United, after going toe to toe with them for 60 minutes.

Looking forward to stop 2
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Time to get Sunderland back up

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