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Plymouth Argyle FC
Rob Peterson
Historical Record: 591-254-477 (0.543)
Current Season: 5-2-4 (0.545)
Bank 1141 / CP 26
Captain: Luis Calvo
Team Awards
1 League Title
2 FA Cup Titles
3 FA Shield Titles
2 Alan Parr Cup Titles
3 Youth Cup Titles

Next Session

16 Feb 24 @Crewe Alexandra FC 2nd Division - R7
17 Feb 24 Dorchester Town 2nd Division - R8
18 Feb 24 Carlisle United FA Cup - Q

Recent Results

13 Feb 17 D1 - 1Brighton & Hove Albion 2nd Division - R6
12 Feb 17 L0 - 4@Northampton Town FC 2nd Division - R5
10 Feb 10 W4 - 2Leeds United FA Cup - R2
9 Feb 10 W2 - 1Oldham Athletic AFC 2nd Division - R4
8 Feb 10 L1 - 5@Swansea City AFC 2nd Division - R3
7 Feb 03 D1 - 1(n)Southend United Alan Parr Cup - Group
5 Feb 03 W3 - 0Carlisle United 2nd Division - R2
4 Feb 03 L1 - 2@Chesterfield FC 2nd Division - R1
3 Jan 27 W5 - 1(n)Carlisle United Alan Parr Cup - Group
2 Jan 27 L1 - 2(n)Oldham Athletic AFC Alan Parr Cup - Group

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)
Finlay Palmer II Gk 15 
Ogenyi Kolawole III Gk 10 
Glen Crowley VI Gk 
Bryn Gough APP Sw 
Clifton Compton IV Sw 
Leonardo Marino II Df 13 
John MacDonald III Df 13 
Bassirou Mbaye Df 12 
Nestor Omlin APP Df 
Hugo Rabiot IV Df 
Jose Ignacio Herrera IV Df 
Mohamadou Sy SBY Df 
Daniel Kelly II Mf 13 
Dominic Robinson III Mf 12 
Tatsuo Itakura Mf 12 
Ilija Mandzukic III Mf 
Jorge Perez APP Mf 
Oscar Bremer SBY Mf 
Nenad Kovtun Fw 13 
Syam Arfaoui Fw 13 
Charles Sweeney II Fw 13 
Luis Calvo (c) III Fw 13 
Hayden Kerr IV Fw 
Ngagne Gassama IV Fw 
Si-Won Min-woo APP Fw 
Evaristo Masis SBY Fw 
Backroom Boys
Don Welbeck Coach 
Kurt Juric Groundsman 
Akio Fujii Physio 
Luís Andrade II Youth Coach 
Jed Harris Youth Coach 
Danny Brown II Youth Director 
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