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Sheffield United
Paul Cockayne
Historical Record: 515-283-469 (0.518)
Current Season: 11-4-10 (0.520)
Bank 2917 / CP 31
Captain: Noah Milne
Team Awards
2 FA Cup Titles
1 FA Shield Title
1 Youth Cup Title

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Recent Results

39 Mar 30 D1 - 1@Watford 3rd Division - R18
38 Mar 30 L1 - 2Port Vale FC 3rd Division - R17
35 Mar 23 W5 - 0@Hereford United FC 3rd Division - R16
34 Mar 23 W2 - 1Leicester City FC 3rd Division - R15
30 Mar 16 W7 - 2Wycombe Wanderers 3rd Division - R14
29 Mar 16 L0 - 1@Dagenham & Redbridge 3rd Division - R13
28 Mar 09 L0 - 1(n)Derby County Youth Cup - R2
26 Mar 09 W5 - 2@Swindon Town FC 3rd Division - R12
25 Mar 09 W4 - 2Derby County 3rd Division - R11
24 Mar 02 W5 - 0(n)Hereford United FC Youth Cup - R1

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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Players (28)
Jack Morrison III Gk 14 
Lauro Sampaoli APP Gk 10 
Oisin O'Neal II Sw 15 
Henry Hughes IV Sw 
Joachim Thygesen SBY Sw 
Francesco Sala II Df 16 
Nana Inkoom Df 15 
Alistair Bates III Df 11 
Nico Möller IV Df 
Ibra Wagué SBY Df 
Murray Bruce IV Df 
Byun Jung-hwan SBY Df 
Louie Coleman II Mf 16 
Rodrigo Nunez Mf 15 
Ciro Bielsa III Mf 11 
Nathan Pemberton III Mf 11 -1 
Raúl Lozano APP Mf 10 
Elliot Tufnel IV Mf 
Tyrone Fortune-West IV Mf 
Piotr Brozek SBY Mf 
Lilian Mendy Fw 14 
Artemio Cuper III Fw 14 
Noah Milne (c) III Fw 12 
Jonas Kimmich APP Fw 10 
Aaron Cameron IV Fw 
Edward Trickelbank II Fw 
Lee Jin-hyeon SBY Fw 
Lucas Phillips Fw 
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Carrington Compton Coach 
Morgan Bentinck II Groundsman 
Juan Alvarez Physio 
Lincoln Parker II Youth Coach 
James Dohm Youth Coach 
Markus Olsen II Youth Director 
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