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Brighton & Hove Albion
Paul Cockayne
Historical Record: 375-174-413 (0.480)
Current Season: 9-4-11 (0.458)
Bank 2346 / CP 35
Captain: Roger Bishop
Team Awards
1 League Title
4 FA Cup Titles
1 FA Shield Title
2 Alan Parr Cup Titles

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Recent Results

39 Nov 21 D1 - 1@Weston-super-Mare AFC 2nd Division - R18
38 Nov 21 W2 - 0Cardiff City FC 2nd Division - R17
35 Nov 14 L0 - 1@Lincoln City FC 2nd Division - R16
34 Nov 14 D2 - 2@Queens Park Rangers 2nd Division - R15
30 Nov 07 L3 - 4Preston North End FC 2nd Division - R14
29 Nov 07 W6 - 5@Bristol City FC 2nd Division - R13
26 Oct 31 W4 - 1Swansea City AFC 2nd Division - R12
25 Oct 31 L1 - 4@Brentford FC 2nd Division - R11
24 Oct 24 L0 - 1(n)Chesterfield FC Youth Cup - R1
21 Oct 24 W5 - 2@Leicester City FC 2nd Division - R10

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 (29)
Paul K√∂hler Gk 15 
Joe Burroughs IV Gk 
Joel Charlton III Sw 13 
Van Ostrander  (1) APP Sw 10 
Mark Barmby Df 15 -1 
Luca Ruddle II Df 14 
Jason Schneider III Df 11 
Lucas Jones IV Df 
Blair Sutherland SBY Df 
Stephen Brady II Df 
Matthew Banks APP Df 
William Elliott SBY Df 
Greg Morris Mf 15 
Jeff Ludley II Mf 14 
Joseph Thomas III Mf 11 
Roger Oakes APP Mf 10 
Geoffrey Lennon IV Mf 
Johnny Morris SBY Mf 
Thomas Durman II Mf 
Gustavo Pereira SBY Mf 
Edoardo Caruso II Fw 15 
Chung-Hee  Lim II Fw 15 
Roger Bishop (c) III Fw 12 
Robert McCallum APP Fw -1 
Leon Thomas IV Fw 
Leo Drinkwater SBY Fw 
Damien Lemaire II Fw 
Simon Godin APP Fw 
Anthony Pierce SBY Fw 
Backroom Boys
Jamie Sansom II Coach 
Jayden Walker Groundsman 
Tomas Moe Physio 
Lukas Schmidt II Youth Coach 
Patrick Roberts II Youth Coach 
John Ross Youth Director 
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