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Plymouth Argyle FC
Rob Peterson
Historical Record: 578-247-471 (0.541)
Current Season: 8-2-3 (0.692)
Bank 396 / CP 38
Captain: Hayden Kerr
Team Awards
1 League Title
2 FA Cup Titles
3 FA Shield Titles
2 Alan Parr Cup Titles
3 Youth Cup Titles

Next Session

20 Dec 02 @Leicester City FC 3rd Division - R9
21 Dec 02 Hereford United FC 3rd Division - R10
24 Dec 02 (n)Crewe Alexandra FC Youth Cup - R1

Recent Results

17 Nov 25 W6 - 2Dagenham & Redbridge 3rd Division - R8
16 Nov 25 D1 - 1@Dorchester Town 3rd Division - R7
13 Nov 18 W2 - 1@Cardiff City FC 3rd Division - R6
12 Nov 18 W3 - 0Swansea City AFC 3rd Division - R5
10 Nov 11 L0 - 2@Brentford FC FA Cup - R2
9 Nov 11 W2 - 0@Wycombe Wanderers 3rd Division - R4
8 Nov 11 W7 - 1Swindon Town FC 3rd Division - R3
7 Nov 04 W1 - 0(n)Leicester City FC Alan Parr Cup - Group
5 Nov 04 W4 - 2Derby County 3rd Division - R2
4 Nov 04 D3 - 3@Hereford United FC 3rd Division - 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 (27)
Finlay Palmer Gk 15 
Glen Crowley Gk 10 
Clifton Compton III Sw 11 
Bryn Gough SBY Sw 
Leonardo Marino Df 13 
John MacDonald II Df 13 
Jose Ignacio Herrera III Df 10 
Hugo Rabiot III Df 
Bassirou Mbaye APP Df 
Akio Fujii IV Df 
Nestor Omlin SBY Df 
Dominic Robinson II Mf 13 
Daniel Kelly Mf 13 
Ilija Mandzukic II Mf 12 
Tatsuo Itakura  (1) APP Mf 
Don Welbeck IV Mf 
Samuel Rooney III Mf 
Jorge Perez SBY Mf 
Charles Sweeney Fw 13 
Luis Calvo II Fw 13 
Hayden Kerr (c) III Fw 13 
Ngagne Gassama III Fw 12 
Kurt Juric IV Fw 
Nenad Kovtun APP Fw 
Jed Harris IV Fw 
Syam Arfaoui APP Fw 
Si-Won Min-woo SBY Fw 
Backroom Boys
Michael O'Neil II Coach 
Geoffrey Clarke II Groundsman 
Gerald Stuart II Physio 
Luís Andrade Youth Coach 
Louie Parker II Youth Coach 
Danny Brown Youth Director 
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