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Sheffield United
Paul Cockayne
Historical Record: 502-275-455 (0.519)
Current Season: 6-7-5 (0.528)
Bank 1976 / CP 37
Captain: Elliot Tufnel
Team Awards
1 FA Cup Title
1 FA Shield Title
1 Youth Cup Title

Next Session

25 Dec 09 Lincoln City FC 2nd Division - R11
26 Dec 09 @Port Vale FC 2nd Division - R12

Recent Results

24 Dec 02 L0 - 4(n)Wycombe Wanderers Youth Cup - R1
21 Dec 02 D0 - 0@Chesterfield FC 2nd Division - R10
20 Dec 02 W2 - 0Crewe Alexandra FC 2nd Division - R9
18 Nov 25 W1 - 0Dorchester Town FA Cup - Q
17 Nov 25 D2 - 2Watford 2nd Division - R8
16 Nov 25 D0 - 0@Queens Park Rangers 2nd Division - R7
14 Nov 18 W2 - 0Coventry City FA Cup - R2
13 Nov 18 L0 - 2Oldham Athletic AFC 2nd Division - R6
12 Nov 18 L1 - 2@Weston-super-Mare AFC 2nd Division - R5
10 Nov 11 D0 - 0@Coventry City FA Cup - R2

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 37 years together.

Sometime in the 1980s I got involved in the postal games hobby, initially playing Diplomacy (my first game featured one Vick Hall) 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 various games 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 around 2010 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 36 and 34) are home we will invariably pull out a board game (but no longer Monopoly, I’m pleased to say).  And no doubt the grandsons (age 3 and 1) will be joining us in due course.

In MSWLU1 I have previously managed Wycombe Wanderers


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Team Roster

Players (30)
Jack Morrison II Gk 14 
Luca Duckworth Gk 
Lauro Sampaoli SBY Gk 
Martin Granqvist APP Gk 
Oisin O'Neal Sw 14 
Henry Hughes III Sw 10 
Juan Alvarez IV Sw 
Alfredo de la Cruz APP Sw 
Francesco Sala Df 15 
Alistair Bates II Df 13 
Nico Möller III Df 10 
Nana Inkoom APP Df 
Carrington Compton IV Df 
Murray Bruce III Df 
Armando Alvarado APP Df 
Louie Coleman Mf 15 
Ciro Bielsa II Mf 14 
Nathan Pemberton II Mf 13 
Elliot Tufnel (c) III Mf 11 
Tyrone Fortune-West III Mf 
Rodrigo Nunez APP Mf 
James Dohm IV Mf 
Raúl Lozano SBY Mf 
Denis Harvey Mf 
Noah Milne II Fw 14 
Aaron Cameron III Fw 10 
Edward Trickelbank Fw 
Lilian Mendy APP Fw -1 
Lucas Phillips IV Fw 
Jonas Kimmich SBY Fw 
Backroom Boys
Juan Manuel Marin II Coach 
Morgan Bentinck Groundsman 
Sean Annesleyy II Physio 
Trevor Parker II Youth Coach 
Lincoln Parker Youth Coach 
Markus Olsen Youth Director 
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