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Plymouth Argyle FC
Rob Peterson
Historical Record: 517-221-408 (0.548)
Current Season: 3-1-2 (0.583)
Bank 310 / CP 35
Captain: Jake Cooper
Team Awards
1 League Title
1 FA Cup Title
3 FA Shield Titles
2 Alan Parr Cup Titles
3 Youth Cup Titles

Next Session

8 May 28 Brighton & Hove Albion 1st Division - R3
9 May 28 @Tranmere Rovers 1st Division - R4
10 May 28 @Blyth Spartans AFC FA Cup - R2

Recent Results

7 May 21 W3 - 1(n)Oldham Athletic AFC Alan Parr Cup - Group
5 May 21 L2 - 3@Sheffield United 1st Division - R2
4 May 21 D1 - 1@Lewes FC 1st Division - R1
3 May 14 L1 - 2(n)Coventry City Alan Parr Cup - Group
2 May 14 W3 - 0(n)Weston-super-Mare AFC Alan Parr Cup - Group
1 May 14 W4 - 3Wycombe Wanderers FA Cup - R1

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 (29)
Nigel Barnes IV Gk 14 
Marvin Schmid Gk 
Glen Crowley APP Gk 
Harrison Lowe II Sw 13 
Douglass Thomas IV Sw 10 
Dave Watson II Df 13 
Timothy Reese III Df 11 
Juan Manuel Marin Df 11 
Nabil Taarabt III Df 10 
Harley Drinkwater IV Df 
Oscar Mason APP Df 
Akio Fujii SBY Df 
Jake Knight II Mf 13 
Kian Munro Mf 11 
Matheo Gaudin III Mf 10 
Sean Garcia IV Mf 
Harrison Hunter IV Mf 
Danny Brown APP Mf 
Don Welbeck SBY Mf 
Toby Johnson II Fw 13 
Jake Cooper (c) III Fw 13 
Luís Andrade Fw 12 
Gerald Stuart Fw 11 
Aaron Quinn III Fw 11 
Jared Durman IV Fw 
Giovanni Marino APP Fw 
Samuel James APP Fw 
Nigel Barry Fw 
Jed Harris SBY Fw 
Backroom Boys
Abe Nichols Coach 
Paolo Ricci II Groundsman 
Özséb Lukács Physio 
Laurence Gregory II Youth Coach 
Miguel Martin Youth Coach 
Matthew Lynch Youth Director 
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