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Brighton & Hove Albion
Paul Cockayne
Historical Record: 335-155-370 (0.480)
Current Season: 4-2-18 (0.208)
Bank 3294 / CP 23
Captain: Victor Bayle
Team Awards
1 League Title
4 FA Cup Titles
1 FA Shield Title
2 Alan Parr Cup Titles

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Recent Results

39 Sep 15 L0 - 1@Sheffield United 3rd Division - R18
38 Sep 15 L1 - 3Crewe Alexandra FC 3rd Division - R17
35 Sep 08 L0 - 4@Chesterfield FC 3rd Division - R16
34 Sep 08 W5 - 0Wycombe Wanderers 3rd Division - R15
30 Jul 27 L0 - 2Leicester City FC 3rd Division - R14
29 Jul 27 L0 - 3@Swansea City AFC 3rd Division - R13
26 Jul 20 W1 - 0Swindon Town FC 3rd Division - R12
25 Jul 20 L0 - 3@Dagenham & Redbridge 3rd Division - R11
24 Jul 13 L1 - 3(n)Lewes FC Youth Cup - R1
21 Jul 13 L0 - 4Queens Park Rangers 3rd Division - R10

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 26 years together.

Sometime in the 1980s I got involved in the postal games hobby, initially playing Diplomacy 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 a game 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 about a year ago 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 26 and 24) are home we will invariably pull out a board game (but no longer Monopoly, I’m pleased to say).

In MSWLU2 I have previously managed Wycombe Wanderers


Team Roster

Players (27)
Ben Richardson III Gk 10 
Joe Burroughs APP Gk -2 
Felix Blucher IV Gk 
Jamie Sansom II Sw 11 -2 
Joel Charlton SBY Sw 
Lukas Jung APP Sw 
Jayden Walker Df 14 
Tomas Moe Df 14 
Lukas Schmidt II Df 12 
David Kahn III Df 
Harry Lennon II Df 
Jason Schneider SBY Df 
Taylor Ahmed APP Df 
Liam Martinsson Mf 14 -2 
Patrick Roberts II Mf 11 
Geoffrey Lennon APP Mf 10 
Robin Schaffer III Mf 
Noah Evans IV Mf 
Gianluca Bruno IV Mf 
Leon Thomas APP Fw 10 
Victor Bayle (c) III Fw -1 
Oliver Ruby IV Fw 
Kiyoshi Hayashi IV Fw 
Roger Bishop SBY Fw 
Graham McAdam II Fw 
Nathan Tissot III Fw 
Concepci?n  Valverde IV Fw 
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Andy Cockham II Coach 
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