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managers will have to be more and more shrewd with their dealings with more managers joining the game. This issue is a celebration of the achievements of not only those who won something this season but also the game as a whole. As season 3 approaches. as the season progressed the forums became more active and more people started to take notice of 7126 again. the monthly magazine covering PFF’s greatest game- 7126. A very strong bidding market as a result of unmanaged teams has also made the game more accessible to managers teams that would be expected to struggle. It is perhaps quite apt that the first issue arrives at the end at what has been a successful second season for 7126. Editorial WELCOME! Hi guys and welcome to the first ever 7126 Monthly. Season 1 saw a number of managers drop out or lose interest in the game and so nothing special was expected of season 2. . However. Hope you enjoy the first issue and all the best for the new season. but this can only be of benefit to us all in the long run.

771 brought down under a clumsy challenge from Alves and the penalty was given. Pavel Nedved. Juventus’ domination continued and they soon killed the Thierry Henry: on target game off through the energetic Delgado. Good work again by Gattuso found Rooney out wide. The free kick that followed was taken by Gronkjaer who found Delgado on the edge of the box-he skillfully volleyed it towards Rooney who volleyed it past a bewildered Cool for a stunning strike. it did not have the desired effect as Juve soon ex- tended their lead just after half time. winning and scoring a pen- alty at the death. and his excellent cross found Delgado on the volley to make it 3-1. the former Juventus player. The bullish Gennaro Gattuso made a surging run forward that was only halted by a clumsy challenge from Nedved just outside the Atletico box. . but it VS was Atletico that drew first blood. but when he finally did take it. Juventus 3 Atletico Madrid 2 Henry (41 (pen)) Nedved (10) Despite this. the strength of Juventus was soon apparent and Rooney (55) Baros (89 (pen)) they put Atletico under a long spell of pressure that eventually Delgado (78) culminated in the equaliser just before half time. Hopkins’ men would have undoubtedly been the happier go- ing in at the break and whatever James Whitwam said to his players. The lively Delgado made a surging run into the Madrid box but was Attendance: 125.JUVE WIN SC CUP FINAL THRILLER Juve players celebrate their 3-2 victory at the final whistle Juventus came from a goal behind to claim a stunning 3-2 SC CUP FINAL-TURN 21 victory in the SC Cup final against Atletico Madrid. The hard working Mi- lan Baros provided a tense finish. met a Kanoute cross with a fine shot that de- flected off Zanetti and went in off the post to make it 1-0. The press attention surrounding the game throughout the week all suggested a win for Marc Hopkins’ Juve side. but it was Juve got the result their performance thoroughly deserved. as a result of protests from the Atletico players. Henry had to wait a while to take the re- sulting spot kick. it flew straight into the roof of the net to make it 1-1.

but have finished as worthy champions. but 58 and staying the whole season unbeaten. Pete Evans’ side put behind the misery of their playoff final defeat to Sheffield United last season Corinthians fought off a late challenge from in the best possible fashion by romping home in Sheffield United to deservedly clinch the title Division 3. Bayern Munich who were expected to walk away with the league. The Owls capped off a great season with a 3-2 position. Wednesday also only conceded 11 goals all man made it clear when speaking to journalists season-one every two matches. CORINTHIANS HAVE WEDNESDAY UP AFTER TO BE WARY RECORD SEASON Jon Forman was full of praise for his Cor. but the de- parture of manager Paul Whittle had a devastating effect on Munich and their gap at the top was soon eaten away as Roma took full advantage. Roma finished 6 points clear of 2nd place and all credit has to go to Gof- ford for sustaining an unbeaten season despite the strength of the top league. The Italian Football Association hope that the success. with Mora (2) and on loan Fred getting the goals. with the ap- pointment of experienced manager Neil Hawkins coming too late for Bayern to make a fightback. post-match that his side would be up for the battle next season against a higher class of op. points. As well as achieving a massive 58 after a 3-2 away victory at Blackburn but For. ROMA WIN DIVSION ONE TITLE IN STYLE Stewart Gofford’s Roma side clinched their first Divi- sion 1 title after a sensational unbeaten season. The Corinthians’ goals came from Alexander Kerzhakov (2) and Ricardo Cabanas. In the end the title never looked in doubt. along with the national side’s World Cup victory last year will go someway to mending the damage that has been done to the national game in Italy over the last year. . The Italian giants started the season as dark horses. Sheffield Wednesday made it to Division 2 in inthians side as they secured the Division 2 style after setting a 7126 record points haul of title to make it successive promotions. warned that they need to be prepared for a more difficult season in Division 1. home victory against Rangers.

running out 1-0 winners. send me an email or PM Playoff Roundup Division 2 Division 3 Liverpool gained a useful 2-2 draw at Rangers gained 1-0 victories home and Highbury and edged out Arsenal 3-2 in the away against Lyon to make it to the final.” in an aerial tussle. Mean. victory. where notably. 1-0 to see Rangers make it to Division 2. Atletico Madrid took a 1-0 victory home saw Yeovil through and denied the to the Bernabeu where they got a 1-1 draw prospect of an Old Firm playoff final. second leg to progress to the final. United celebrate DC Cup Our performances this season have warranted this suc. United finished a close second behind Corinthians. and despite a late fightback. Beever put his side’s success down to hard work and commitment: “We’ve worked really hard this season and much as I’m surprised by the extent of our success. A Chris Burke strike settled a tame final Liverpool went 3-0 up before half time. The triumph has delighted Blades fans who were focusing primarily on a good season in Division 2. two players need to be singled out. to go through to the final. Monthly? If so. Keith Gillespie in action While United’s success clearly has been a team effort. Anthony Le Tallec cess. and also went to a replay against Ju- ventus.BLADES CELEBRATE DOUBLE Daniel Beever’s Sheffield United side celebrated an unprecedented double after winning both the DC and CT Cups this season. United beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the DC Cup final replay. The United board will no doubt be delighted with the Is there something you’d club’s success this season which is thought to be worth like to see in 7126 around £23m. . triumphed 3-2. if Clockwise from top: you work hard then you usually get what you deserve. A 1-0 win at Celtic Park and a 1-1 draw at while. as Anthony Le Tallec and Keith Gillespie have both had outstanding seasons.

D C land? A: Reginold Bamford B: Mohammed Nasr C: Archie Burchfield D: Doug Grimsley 4 When did Archie Burchfield discover American six-wicket croquet? B B A: 1960s B: 1970s C: 1980s D: 1990s 5 What is the governing body of the American rules croquet game? C C A: Croquet World Online B: National Croquet Calendar C: US Croquet Association D: Croquet World Association 6 How many mallets are included in a typical set of backyard croquet? A A A: 4 B: 6 C: 8 D: 10 7 What is the standard game of backyard croquet called? C D A: Cut-throat B: Final stakes C: Wicket D: Stripes 8 How many strokes does a croquet player have after performing a ‘send’? B B A: 1 B: 2 C: 3 D: 4 9 What 2004 Martin Scorsese movie has Howard kicking a croquet ball and C A Katharine saying to him “It doesn’t count unless you use the mallet”? A: Gangs of New York B: The Departed C: The Aviator D: Goodfellas 10 What version of croquet was Paige and Greg playing in the 1988 Knots Landing B B episode “A Fine Romance”? A: Roquet-croquet B: Strip croquet C: Bicycle croquet D: Extreme croquet Total 3 4 This month’s winner is Neil who just sneaks home with 4. answering questions on croquet! Marc Neil 1 Where was the game of croquet invented? D B A: Australia B: Ireland C: England D: Canada 2 What is the term used when the striker can pick up a ball to change its posi. C D tion? A: Bisque B: Backward ball C: Continuation stroke D: Ball in hand 3 Who was the 2001 and 2005 Association Croquet World Champion from Eng. The winner will get the glory and take on another contender the next month. This month’s participants are Marc Hopkins and Neil Hawkins. 7126 QUESTION OF SPORT Each month. He is therefore the current 7126 QoS Champion and will return next week to take on another challenger! . two managers will take each other on in a 10 question quiz on a random sport.

Stat Zone Turn 22 Season 2 DIVISION 1 TOP GOALSCORERS P W D L F A Gd Pts 1: AS ROMA (111) 22 14 8 0 39 22 +17 50 Division 1 2: BAYERN MUNICH (184) 22 13 5 4 40 28 +12 44 ID Name Played Goals Rating Club 3: VALENCIA (143) 22 11 7 4 30 23 +7 40 4948 RAUL 22 18 85 CHELSEA 4: JUVENTUS (124) 22 10 8 4 41 31 +10 38 4765 D.NILMAR 21 12 81 LYON 6: LIVERPOOL (12) 22 6 10 6 37 36 +1 28 4553 S.PIZARRO 21 15 82 LIVERPOOL P W D L F A Gd Pts 4970 MICHAEL OWEN 16 13 84 ARSENAL 1: CORINTHIANS (153) 22 13 8 1 36 18 +18 47 2: SHEFF UTD (26) 22 12 9 1 37 22 +15 45 Division 3 3: ARSENAL (1) 22 10 11 1 42 27 +15 41 ID Name Played Goals Rating Club 4: ATH MADRID (114) 22 12 5 5 36 25 +11 41 4853 MIGUEL CACERES 19 12 81 RANGERS 5: REAL MADRID (134) 22 9 6 7 23 19 +4 33 5198 H.TREZEGUET 24 18 83 MAN UTD 5: CHELSEA (5) 22 10 7 5 37 26 +11 37 4157 WAYNE ROONEY 36 18 84 JUVENTUS 6: MILAN (109) 22 8 6 8 30 30 +0 30 5214 THIERRY HENRY 37 16 86 JUVENTUS 7: MAN UTD (15) 22 6 8 8 35 38 -3 26 4419 ADRIANO 32 14 84 JUVENTUS 8: BARCELONA (115) 22 7 4 11 20 23 -3 25 9: INTERNAZIONALE (123) 22 5 7 10 27 33 -6 22 Division 2 10: WERDER BREMEN (215) 22 5 6 11 24 30 -6 21 ID Name Played Goals Rating Club 11: TOTTENHAM H (31) 22 3 5 14 20 37 -17 14 4284 MILAN BAROS 34 25 83 ATH MADRID 12: BENFICA (117) 22 3 3 16 17 39 -22 12 143 A.LE TALLAC 38 22 80 SHEFF UTD 4203 ATES NECATI 33 15 81 REAL MADRID DIVISION 2 4990 C.DEL NERO 17 8 80 RANGERS 7: NEWCASTLE UTD (18) 22 7 5 10 28 31 -3 26 5190 JOHN HARTSON 14 8 82 CELTIC 8: GILLINGHAM (49) 22 5 9 8 24 32 -8 24 4641 DAVE NUGENT 18 6 80 YEOVIL 9: MARSEILLE (166) 22 4 9 9 24 33 -9 21 TOWN 10: BLACKBURN RVRS (3) 22 3 8 11 28 37 -9 17 11: VILLAREAL (155) 22 3 5 14 23 40 -17 14 Golden Boot Winner: Milan Baros (25) 12: MIDDLESBROUGH (16) 22 1 9 12 24 42 -18 12 7126 Cup DIVISION 3 P W D L F A Gd Pts Group A 1: SHEFF WED (27) 22 18 4 0 34 11 +23 58 Corinthians 2: LYON (150) 22 13 6 3 39 24 +15 45 Lyon 3: RANGERS (104) 22 11 7 4 37 25 +12 40 Porto 4: CELTIC (81) 22 7 9 6 31 31 +0 30 Rangers Sheffield Wednesday Please remember to 5: YEOVIL TOWN (181) 22 7 9 6 26 27 -1 30 put your 7126 Cup 6: LAZIO (144) 22 6 10 6 28 30 -2 28 Group B fixtures down (starts 7: BOR DORTMUND (185) 22 5 10 7 25 29 -4 25 AC Milan Turn 2) cos Elmo 8: REAL SOCIEDAD (129) 22 4 9 9 28 33 -5 21 Bayern Munich knows where you live! 9: AJAX (146) 22 3 10 9 28 33 -5 19 10: NANTES (171) 22 4 7 11 19 30 -11 19 Inter Milan 11: REAL BETIS (140) 22 2 11 9 21 29 -8 17 Juventus 12: PORTO (133) 22 3 6 13 18 32 -14 15 Sheffield United .