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Brighton & Hove Albion
Paul Cockayne
Historical Record: 365-169-402 (0.480)
Current Season: 12-3-9 (0.563)
Bank 2247 / CP 39
Captain: Lucas Jones
Team Awards
1 League Title
4 FA Cup Titles
1 FA Shield Title
2 Alan Parr Cup Titles

Next Session

38 Aug 08 Cardiff City FC 3rd Division - R17
39 Aug 08 @Hereford United FC 3rd Division - R18

Recent Results

35 Aug 01 W3 - 2@Leicester City FC 3rd Division - R16
34 Aug 01 W3 - 1@Port Vale FC 3rd Division - R15
30 Jul 25 W5 - 0Oldham Athletic AFC 3rd Division - R14
29 Jul 25 D2 - 2@Derby County 3rd Division - R13
26 Jul 18 W9 - 1Swindon Town FC 3rd Division - R12
25 Jul 18 W4 - 0@Dorchester Town 3rd Division - R11
24 Jul 11 L0 - 3(n)Lewes FC Youth Cup - R1
23 Jul 11 L0 - 2@Queens Park Rangers FA Shield - Q
21 Jul 11 L0 - 2@Wycombe Wanderers 3rd Division - R10
20 Jul 11 L3 - 5Hereford United FC 3rd Division - R9

Coach's Biography: Paul Cockayne

My love of games goes back to early years, the age of about 4, I suppose, being beaten at chess again and again by my elder brother and occasionally a kind uncle.  On Sundays the family usually sat down to play a board game; Monopoly, Cluedo and Risk were favourites, and we’d often play rummy as well.  My mum was a lover of patience games and my dad introduced me to the idea of book cricket which occupied many an hour in the pre-computer era.

My secondary school was starting to take chess seriously when I arrived and I found myself playing regularly for school and later county teams.  Later bridge also became popular when the Rev. Davy gave up his struggle to interest his class in Latin or the Divinities.  As I progressed through university chess remained my great passion but in our twenties my wife and I started playing bridge together with some success – until our bridge became rather more successful than our marriage in fact.   I continued playing bridge seriously through to the mid 1990s, with even the occasional success at national level.  I did not, however, repeat my mistake by playing with my second wife.  A good decision, as we remain married and mostly friendly after 26 years together.

Sometime in the 1980s I got involved in the postal games hobby, initially playing Diplomacy and then, later, United and pretty much any other game that was going.  For about four years I ran my own postal games zine “On the Game”, which won the UK zine poll a couple of times.  It was in this period that I met Alan Parr, the originator of United (and still running a game to this day), and like me, a huge jazz fan.  In fact, Alan and I once went to a football match together, Tring Town v. Wokingham, in the basement level depths of the English league pyramid: a win for Tring, 3-1 as I recollect. I think the spectators outnumbered the players but I can’t be sure.

Family, house moves and career changes put an end to my games playing for a while around 1996, until about a year ago when I started playing bridge again and renewed my interest in games through the computer world.   Things have gone full circle, in a way.  I find myself playing a bit a chess again, and when my two sons (now 26 and 24) are home we will invariably pull out a board game (but no longer Monopoly, I’m pleased to say).

In MSWLU2 I have previously managed Wycombe Wanderers


Team Roster

Players (26)
Paul K√∂hler APP Gk 10 
Joe Burroughs III Gk 
Joel Charlton II Sw 16 
Van Ostrander SBY Sw 
Luca Ruddle  (1) Df 15 
Jason Schneider II Df 14 
Lucas Jones (c) III Df 11 
Mark Barmby APP Df 10 
Tomas Moe IV Df 
Jayden Walker IV Df 
Stephen Brady Df 
Matthew Banks SBY Df 
Jeff Ludley Mf 15 
Joseph Thomas II Mf 14 
Geoffrey Lennon III Mf 11 
Greg Morris APP Mf 
John Ross IV Mf 
Liam Martinsson IV Mf 
Roger Oakes SBY Mf 
Thomas Durman Mf 
Edoardo Caruso Fw 15 
Roger Bishop II Fw 14 
Leon Thomas  (1) III Fw 12 
Damien Lemaire Fw 
Robert McCallum SBY Fw 
Simon Godin SBY Fw 
Backroom Boys
Jamie Sansom Coach 
Ben Richardson II Groundsman 
David Kahn II Physio 
Lukas Schmidt Youth Coach 
Patrick Roberts Youth Coach 
Robin Schaffer II Youth Director 
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