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Sheffield United
Paul Cockayne
Historical Record: 521-285-473 (0.519)
Current Season: 6-2-4 (0.583)
Bank 3322 / CP 56
Captain: Artemio Cuper
Team Awards
2 FA Cup Titles
1 FA Shield Title
1 Youth Cup Title

Next Session

16 Jun 15 @Dagenham & Redbridge 3rd Division - R7
17 Jun 15 Northampton Town FC 3rd Division - R8
19 Jun 15 @Dorchester Town Alan Parr Cup - Q

Recent Results

15 Jun 08 W1 - 0@Tranmere Rovers Alan Parr Cup - R2
13 Jun 08 W6 - 0Hereford United FC 3rd Division - R6
12 Jun 08 W5 - 4@Swindon Town FC 3rd Division - R5
11 Jun 01 L1 - 5@Leicester City FC FA Shield - R1
9 Jun 01 D3 - 3Crewe Alexandra FC 3rd Division - R4
8 Jun 01 W5 - 0@Wycombe Wanderers 3rd Division - R3
7 May 25 L0 - 2(n)Plymouth Argyle FC Alan Parr Cup - Group
5 May 25 D2 - 2@Dorchester Town 3rd Division - R2
4 May 25 W7 - 0Leicester City FC 3rd Division - R1
3 May 18 W6 - 3(n)Hereford United 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


Team Roster

Players (25)
Lauro Sampaoli Gk 13 
Jack Morrison IV Gk 10 
Oisin O'Neal III Sw 12 
Joachim Thygesen APP Sw 
Francesco Sala III Df 13 
Nana Inkoom II Df 13 
Alistair Bates IV Df 
Ibra Wagué APP Df 
Abdou Mballo SBY Df 
Byun Jung-hwan APP Df 
Rodrigo Nunez II Mf 13 -1 
Louie Coleman III Mf 13 
Raúl Lozano Mf 13 -5 
Ciro Bielsa IV Mf 
Nathan Pemberton IV Mf 
Darren Sterling SBY Mf 
Piotr Brozek APP Mf 
Jonas Kimmich Fw 14 
Lilian Mendy II Fw 12 
Artemio Cuper (c) IV Fw 10 
Noah Milne IV Fw 
Lee Jin-hyeon APP Fw 
Edward Trickelbank III Fw 
Nestor Machado SBY Fw 
Aaron Cameron Fw 
Backroom Boys
Carrington Compton II Coach 
Henry Hughes Groundsman 
Juan Alvarez II Physio 
James Dohm II Youth Coach 
Nico Möller Youth Coach 
Elliot Tufnel Youth Director 
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