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Sheffield United
Paul Cockayne
Historical Record: 509-280-464 (0.518)
Current Season: 5-1-5 (0.500)
Bank 2297 / CP 41
Captain: Noah Milne
Team Awards
2 FA Cup Titles
1 FA Shield Title
1 Youth Cup Title

Next Session

16 Feb 24 Watford 3rd Division - R7
17 Feb 24 @Port Vale FC 3rd Division - R8

Recent Results

13 Feb 17 D3 - 3Dagenham & Redbridge 3rd Division - R6
12 Feb 17 W2 - 0@Wycombe Wanderers 3rd Division - R5
10 Feb 10 L1 - 2Wycombe Wanderers FA Cup - R2
9 Feb 10 L0 - 2@Cardiff City FC 3rd Division - R4
8 Feb 10 W6 - 0Hereford United FC 3rd Division - R3
7 Feb 03 L4 - 6(n)Dagenham & Redbridge Alan Parr Cup - Group
5 Feb 03 L2 - 3@Derby County 3rd Division - R2
4 Feb 03 W6 - 2Swindon Town FC 3rd Division - R1
3 Jan 27 L0 - 1(n)Preston North End FC Alan Parr Cup - Group
2 Jan 27 W1 - 0(n)Northampton Town FC Alan Parr Cup - Group

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 37 years together.

Sometime in the 1980s I got involved in the postal games hobby, initially playing Diplomacy (my first game featured one Vick Hall) 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 various games 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 around 2010 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 36 and 34) are home we will invariably pull out a board game (but no longer Monopoly, I’m pleased to say).  And no doubt the grandsons (age 3 and 1) will be joining us in due course.

In MSWLU1 I have previously managed Wycombe Wanderers


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Team Roster

Players (26)
Jack Morrison III Gk 13 
Lauro Sampaoli APP Gk 
Oisin O'Neal II Sw 13 
Henry Hughes IV Sw 
Joachim Thygesen SBY Sw 
Nana Inkoom Df 14 
Francesco Sala II Df 13 
Alistair Bates III Df 11 
Nico Möller IV Df 
Ibra Wagué SBY Df 
Murray Bruce IV Df 
Rodrigo Nunez  (1) Mf 14 
Louie Coleman II Mf 13 
Nathan Pemberton III Mf 11 
Ciro Bielsa III Mf 11 
Raúl Lozano APP Mf 
Elliot Tufnel IV Mf 
Tyrone Fortune-West IV Mf 
Artemio Cuper III Fw 13 
Lilian Mendy Fw 12 -2 
Noah Milne (c) III Fw 11 
Jonas Kimmich APP Fw 
Aaron Cameron IV Fw 
Edward Trickelbank II Fw 
Lee Jin-hyeon SBY Fw 
Lucas Phillips Fw 
Backroom Boys
Carrington Compton Coach 
Morgan Bentinck II Groundsman 
Juan Alvarez Physio 
Lincoln Parker II Youth Coach 
James Dohm Youth Coach 
Markus Olsen II Youth Director 
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