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Plymouth Argyle FC
Rob Peterson
 
Historical Record: 546-227-429 (0.549)
Current Season: 17-4-8 (0.655)
Bank 2241 / CP 52
Captain: Luís Andrade
Team Awards
1 League Title
1 FA Cup Title
3 FA Shield Titles
2 Alan Parr Cup Titles
3 Youth Cup Titles
 

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Recent Results

MDATE SCORE OPPONENTCOMP
40 Oct 29 W2 - 1(n)Lewes FC FA Cup - F
39 Oct 29 D2 - 2@Bristol City FC 2nd Division - R18
38 Oct 29 W2 - 1@Leicester City FC 2nd Division - R17
35 Oct 22 D1 - 1Queens Park Rangers 2nd Division - R16
34 Oct 22 W4 - 2@Oldham Athletic AFC 2nd Division - R15
31 Oct 15 W1 - 0(n)Southend United FA Cup - S
30 Oct 15 W1 - 0Northampton Town FC 2nd Division - R14
29 Oct 15 L0 - 3@Nottingham Forest 2nd Division - R13
26 Oct 08 L1 - 5@Dorchester Town 2nd Division - R12
25 Oct 08 W2 - 0Port Vale FC 2nd Division - R11

Coach's Biography: Rob Peterson

"Hi, my name is Rob, and I'm addicted to Olmec-based sports simulation games." I see a lot of familiar faces around here, Al, Kevin, Phil, C-Ball, even Ian. I think this is a safe zone.

I love games of all kind. Video games, computer games, fantasy sports, board games, card games. I also continue to play sports, even at my advancing 34 years of age. I play soccer twice a week, bowl once a week, play golf every once in a while. If it's a game, chances are I'm interested in trying it out. 

There's something special about these Olmec games. There the competition, player development, finances, player acquisitions and movements, but, one of the things that sets the various Olmec leagues apart from other game types is the communities that get built. I've been playing in on-line sports simulation leagues since 2001, getting into a soccer league called iFLM (which was a great league design at the time, I was sad to see it fold). At the same time, I was heavily involved in Diplomacy. Diplomacy brought me to Psychopath, a web zine with a bunch of games, Diplomacy being one of them. That adventure got me into En Garde as well as my first venture into Olmec-software, in the form of PsychoS[h]occer. After the first couple Commish's stepped down, I ended up running PSFA for a few seasons before life got in the way and I could no longer run the league. That venture into PSFA got me into MSWL and I've never looked back. MSWL, United, TMBL, United2, stints in SESL and SFLSL.

In United, my strategy has always been to build the best youth team in the league, and allow that to fuel and stock the first team. Unfortately, this strategy doesn't appear to be the best because, in 16 seasons, I've yet to win the League Championship and only have ONE Youth Cup trophy to show for it. A wise man might change his strategy. I am not a wise man. I am stubborn. Building through youth will continue to be a cornerstone of the Argyles. 

Season 16 had its ups and downs. A major down was the league play, where the team finished in 8th place, barely failing to escape the relegation zone. The team was bounced out of the FA Cup in the first round and to suffer through the indignity of the Shield. Still, even with the Shield being a "lesser" trophy, a trophy's a trophy, and the team strived to win it. However, my biggest (friendly) rival, Mr. Kevin Martin, again stood in the team's way, and AGAIN thwarted Plymouth in a Final. One of these days... one of these days. In other Cup news, the Argyles made it to the Quarterfinals of both the Youth Cup and the AP Cup. In both cases, Plymouth was actually the superior lineup in both cases, but it was the Youth Cup that really hurt - Argyles had every aspect of that game, except for the bottom line. Olmec reared its ugly head. There doesn't seem to be anything I can do to appease Olmec. Hopefully Season 17 sees a kindler, gentler Olmec Head.

 
 

Team Roster

Players (30)
PLAYER AGE POS SL FIT QNL RSD 
Glen Crowley Gk 15 
Nigel Barnes Gk 10 
Harrison Lowe III Sw 12 -2 
Clifton Compton SBY Sw 
Douglass Thomas Sw 
Oscar Mason Df 15 -3 
Juan Manuel Marin II Df 14 
Kian Muir III Df 13 -3 
Akio Fujii APP Df 10 
Dave Watson III Df 10 
Nabil Taarabt IV Df 
Timothy Reese IV Df 
Jose Ignacio Herrera SBY Df 
Harley Drinkwater Df 
Danny Brown Mf 15 
Kian Munro II Mf 14 
Jake Knight III Mf 10 
Don Welbeck APP Mf 10 
Matheo Gaudin IV Mf 
Samuel Rooney SBY Mf 
Shay  Neville APP Mf 
Luís Andrade (c) II Fw 17 
Samuel James Fw 15 -1 
Giovanni Marino Fw 15 
Gerald Stuart II Fw 13 
Toby Johnson III Fw 11 
Jed Harris APP Fw 10 
Jake Cooper IV Fw 
Aaron Quinn IV Fw 
Hayden Kerr SBY Fw 
 
 
Backroom Boys
NAME AGE ROLE 
Abe Nichols II Coach 
Marvin Schmid II Groundsman 
Özséb Lukács II Physio 
Nigel Barry II Youth Coach 
Miguel Martin II Youth Coach 
Nathan Quinn Youth Coach 
Matthew Lynch II Youth Director 
 
 
 
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