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Plymouth Argyle FC
Rob Peterson
Historical Record: 366-147-291 (0.547)
Current Season: 4-1-1 (0.750)
Bank 964 / CP 33
Captain: Jack Thompson
Team Awards
3 FA Shield Titles
1 Alan Parr Cup Title
2 Youth Cup Titles

Next Session

8 Aug 18 Preston North End FC 1st Division - R3
9 Aug 18 @Carlisle United 1st Division - R4
10 Aug 18 Tranmere Rovers FA Cup - R2

Recent Results

7 Aug 11 W3 - 0(n)Northampton Town FC Alan Parr Cup - Group
5 Aug 11 D2 - 2Northampton Town FC 1st Division - R2
4 Aug 11 L0 - 3@Lewes FC 1st Division - R1
3 Aug 04 W4 - 0(n)Derby County Alan Parr Cup - Group
2 Aug 04 W6 - 0(n)Swansea City AFC Alan Parr Cup - Group
1 Aug 04 W1 - 0Blyth Spartans AFC 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 (26)
Nigel Brides III Gk 15 
Jake Jenkins SBY Gk 
Tareq Akhrif Sw 12 
Patrick Maguire Sw 
Ben Kahn II Df 13 
Henry Baker III Df 12 
Arran Brown Df 11 
Rory Smith III Df 
Glenn Heskey IV Df 
Nigel Fortune-West APP Df 
Gregg Ferdinand SBY Df 
Ryan Wright II Mf 13 
Mark Jankel III Mf 12 
Simon Schmidt Mf 11 
Abe Blazel Mf 10 
Jeff Hunter APP Mf 
Gianluca Boga IV Mf 
Daniel Milner IV Mf 
Dylan Walker SBY Mf 
Jay Owen III Fw 13 
Jack Thompson (c) III Fw 13 
John Wilson II Fw 13 
Jakob Halvorsen Fw 12 
Freddie Akhtar IV Fw 
Evan Symes APP Fw 
Patrick Gallaher SBY Fw 
Backroom Boys
Colm Hays Coach 
Lewis Burns Groundsman 
Lilian Aubry II Physio 
Andrew Smalls Youth Coach 
Thomas Hutchinson Youth Coach 
Connor Brakspear Youth Director 
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