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1st Paul Dussis Memorial Cup - RP Thread

Liverpool England
28-05-2005, 02:02
Official Rankings:

Everyone to start on a KPB-points ranking of 50.

RP Bonus:
RP will be a big factor. Each RP gets you between 0.5 to 3 KPB points for scorination; for every 750th word you get an extra 3 KPB points for scorination.

1v2, 3v4, 5v6
1v3, 2v5, 4v6
1v4, 2v6, 3v5
1v5, 2v4, 3v6
1v6, 2v3, 4v5

1MD : 2 RL days

Teams, in order of listing 1-6:
Nedalia FA Select
Rejistania u21
Bedistan u18
Liverpool England National Squad
Fmjphoenix u21
Oliverry West Rubbermade FC

Ties will be decided by head-to-head, then playoff. No GD/GF counted.

Schedule (All dates GMT)
May 30 MD1
June 1 MD2
June 3 MD3
June 5 MD4
June 7 MD5
June 8 Playoff if needed

You may begin RPing.
11-06-2005, 23:06
Five miles above and fifteen miles south-southwest of Columbia International Airport...

Nina: So where are we going again?

Judson: Like I've already told you, Liverpool England.

Lauren G.: What the heck's in Liverpool England?

Washington: A pack of giant duck-billed platypi that come out at night and bite the heads off of children's teddy bears, perhaps?

The team looks at Washington strangely for the 12th time since leaving the airport.

Phil: We're going to play in a football tournament.

Lauren G.: Oh.

Phil: Why else would there be a bunch of football players here on the plane?

James: He's got a point.

Pat: But look 'ere. What kinda schmuck...sets up a football tournament way out there? I mean what the hell have they ever done that's noteworthy in football?

Michael: They won the World Cup once, didn't they? World Cup 8, I think.

Pat: That was sixty years ago, nobody cares about that! Get the **** outta my face.

Billy: Yeah, they beat us in the final at our own place. What was that all about?

James: Well, see, that's kinda why we're going to this place. One of the guys that played for the LE team won they won World Cup 8 died a few years back, and now they're holding an invitational tournament in his honor, which we're playing in.

Tara: Who all's gonna be there?

Judson: Glad you asked. *takes out piece of paper* We've got a whole hodgepodge here. Let's see...Nedalia FA Select...not totally sure what that means...Rejistania Under-21s...they'll probably just stand in their own goal the whole time...Bedistan Under-18s...that's us...Liverpool England National Squad...that would make sense, since we're playing there...Fmjphoenix Under-21s...under-21 world champions, I think...and West Rubbermade FC, a club from Oliverry.

Billy: So only LE is bringing a full senior side.

Phil: Pretty much, yeah.

Billy: Don't have the balls to face us at our own level?

Delilah: Hey now, I'm sure they've got a reason.

Cassie: So when are we gonna get there?

Washington: The same time that a complete solar eclipse coincides with a Pedrian presidential election.

Lauren S.: Pedriana doesn't have a president.

Washington: Precisely.


Bedistan U18s - Roster
(preferred formation: 3-4-3)

GK - Nina Gutiérrez

D L - Washington Bragg
D C - Lauren Gunn
D R - James Malone

M L - Michael Porter
M C - Pat Romano
M C - Tara Stalls
M R - Lauren Scott

F C - Billy English
F C - Delilah Greene
F C - Cassie Hennessey

Offensive Coach: Judson Madison
Defensive Coach: Phil O'Neill
12-06-2005, 02:08
Rush: Well, at least it was nice of the FAF to let the team participate as a whole instead of having to retool the U21 roster right now.

Slova: Yes indeed. That makes things a lot easier for us. Plus from what I understand, they are testing a new training structure for some of the players we want to bring up to the U21 squad.

Rush: True enough. I had nearly forgotten about this tournament. I did not even remember it was being held in Liverpool England. I mean, we have never been there before.

Slova: Actually, the senior side has been there for the disaster that was the Cup of Harmony 13, as well as the even larger disaster that was World Cup XXII.

Rush: Nope, you would be wrong on both accounts, as they qualified for the World Cup when the Cup of Harmony was in LE and the senior boys did not qualify for the World Cup in WCXXII, so they did not have a chance to go to Liverpool England. So we will be the first Fmjphoenix team to play on Liverpool England soil. And, the disasterous Cup of Harmony you think of was Cup of Haromny 14. I think the senior squad was rebelling against the new coach.

Slova: Oh yea, guess you are right about all that. Well, I guess I will get to calling the kiddos up so they can get to the Stadium and prepare to travel to Liverpool England. Do you got the roster list and numbers?

Rush: Yup, they are right here. Get to work on it. This is the last time we are playing with a lot of these guys, so we want to get them up and ready.

Fmjphoenix Junior Vikings, U21 Squad
Head Coach: George Rush
Assistant Coach: Zyri Slova

#6 Franklin Cabrillo* - 19 yrs old
#11 Harlem Selam - - 17 yrs old

#18 Jay Perry* - 15 yrs old
#3 Jesus Ramirez - 19 yrs old
#14 Miguel Martinez* - 20 yrs old
#12 Charlie Hulo* - 20 yrs old
#15 Larry Lamar - 19 yrs old

#2 Juan Espinoza* - 19 yrs old
#7 Trowa Notrab* - 21 yrs old
#10 Batri Conixta - 15 yrs old
#13 Brady Wayne* - 19 yrs old
#9 Van House - 17 yrs old
#4 Brian Berry - 16 yrs old

#1 Arien Vogel* - 18 yrs old
#5 Bruce Chen* - 20 yrs old
#16 Jarod Howell - 19 yrs old
#8 Brigan Dougood* - 15 yrs old
#17 Virgil Dante* - 17 yrs old
Liverpool England
12-06-2005, 02:17
Matchday 1 Scores
Nedalian FA XI 2 Rejistania under 21s 0
Bedistan under 18s 0 Liverpool England 0
Fmjphoenix under 21s 1 West Rubbermade FC (OLV) 1
1. Nedalian FA XI 3 1 0 0 2:0 2
2. Fmjphoenix under 21s 1 0 1 0 1:1 0
West Rubbermade FC (OLV) 1 0 1 0 1:1 0
4. Liverpool England 1 0 1 0 0:0 0
Bedistan under 18s 1 0 1 0 0:0 0
6. Rejistania under 21s 0 0 0 1 0:2 -2

Estimated Schedule - All times GMT
MD1 - June 12
MD2 - June 14
MD3 - June 16
MD4 - June 18
MD5 - June 20
Playoff if necessary - June 21
Replayed Playoff if necessary - June 22
12-06-2005, 02:51

Young footballers showing great promise

LIVERPOOL ENGLAND -- Even if the match did end in a 0-0 draw, nobody can say that the performance of Bedistan's representatives at the Paul Dussis Memorial Cup today was unsatisfactory. They were playing the full Liverpool England national team, after all, and every single one of the Bedistani players is only eighteen years old.

The Kittens (not to be confused with the Cubs, the U21 team) dominated possession for most of the match. It's rumored that midfielder Tara Stalls is a shoe-in for the national team for World Cup 24, and even a substitute slot in World Cup 23 is not out of the question. Her fellow inner mid, Pat Romano, also put in a very nice performance, though he did incur a yellow card for getting into a war of words with the referee around the middle of the second half. Likewise, Bedistan's defense was rock solid as well, with Bragg, Gunn, and Malone effectively forming an impenetrable wall. And just think of the names. Bragg, Gunn, and Malone. That in and of itself just sounds like an impenetrable defense. At least in this reporter's opinion. At any rate, they had no problem stopping virtually all of the attacks LE did get. As a result, goalkeeper Nina Gutiérrez was largely untested in the match.

If there's one thing about the side that could use improvement, it may be the strike force. And that's not something that is usually a problem in a Bedistani team. Stalls and Romano made plenty of chances for the team, but the three strikers just couldn't seem to convert them. Also, wingers Michael Porter and Lauren Scott were a bit under-used in this match, as the team seemed to be relying on the flawed central attack too much. All in all, though, a very solid performance.

Bedistan U18s 0
Liverpool England 0
12-06-2005, 06:21
The Nedalia Lions FA Select kicked off the Paul Dussis Memorial Cup in grand fashion against the Rejistania U21 squad, defeating their opponents 2 – 0. That puts them on top of the table, with potentially a chance to stay there.

“Obviously, these teams aren’t anyone’s full squads, but nevertheless, these are talented teams. We have to take this one game at a time, and continue to play the attacking brand of football found in Nedalia. We can’t go into any match saying that this will be an easy one, because none of them will be. I hope that this gets through to the players because otherwise, we’ll be in for a disappointing tournament,” stated manager Randy Gamman.

Both goals came through left winger and former U21 star Khalil Jamhurra, who will feature in Gamman’s WC23 qualifying campaign, although playing time may be limited due to the influx of talented midfielders the team possesses. Other stars that were showcased against Rejistania were Innit Point and U21 captain Mohammed Khadra, with the latter also earning his first call up to the national squad.

The Lions, with the exception of perhaps hosts Liverpool England, are the only team to feature senior squad players in their lineup, but this has yet to prove that it will result in Nedalia winning the whole thing. This, however, has not phased the thousands of Nedalians who, in typical fashion, have ascended onto LE to enjoy this fine country and cheer their team on. Lets hope their cause will not be a lost one.
12-06-2005, 06:45
Chen puts one home against tough Oliverrian club

The team was a little rusty for not practicing together in a few months, but they shook of a bad first half which saw an early goal by West Rubbermade FC and equalized in the second half to draw 1-1 in their first match in the Paul Dussis Memorial Cup.

more later. brain lapse
Liverpool England
14-06-2005, 09:06
Matchday Two

Nedalian FA XI 2 Bedistan under 18s 2
Rejistania under 21s 0 Fmjphoenix under 21s 4
Liverpool England 2 West Rubbermade FC (OLV) 2
T1. Fmjphoenix under 21s 4 1 1 0 5:1 4 13
T1. Nedalian FA XI 4 1 1 0 4:2 2 13
T3. West Rubbermade FC (OLV) 2 0 2 0 3:3 0 11
T3. Liverpool England 2 0 2 0 2:2 0 11
T3. Bedistan under 18s 2 0 2 0 2:2 0 11
6. Rejistania under 21s 0 0 0 2 0:6 -6 9
14-06-2005, 17:45
Dougood becomes youngest Fmjphoenix player to record hattrick in thrashing of the Rejistanian U21s

Rejistania is known for their defensive capabilities. But against the powerhouse that is the Junior Vikings, they could not contain their high scoring potential. Brian Dougood became the youngest player in Fmjphoenix histroy to record a hattrick in international play. Arien Vogel put home the finisher in the 84th minute. The match was already out of hand, but it just solidified the victory. The Junior Vikings are in first place over the Nedalian FA XI by goal difference.
15-06-2005, 03:07
Billy: Well, that was a bust.

Michael: What was a bust?

Billy: Our attempt to save our honor against the Nedalians.

Phil: What the heck are you talking about?

Billy: I'm talking about the fact we should've beaten them! Come on, we're one of the top five nations in the world, Nedalia's nowhere near that!

Delilah: Nedalia also didn't send a bunch of high schoolers to the tournament, now did they?

Billy: You're missing the point! The point is that we've got honor to defend as the best footballing nation in Atlantian Oceania, and drawing with Nedalia--

Washington: Uh, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Sarzonia the best footballing nation in AO?

Nina, James, Pat, Billy, Cassie, Judson, and Phil (together): NO!

Washington: All right. Just checking.

Lauren S.: Hey, Billy, if you think we should've done a better job, why don't you get off your high horse and do something about it?

Billy: I wasn't the problem!

Pat: Hey buddy, Delilah scored both goals in the game, and Cassie put at least two shots on target, two. But...what about you? You just sat there on your lazy ass and didn't do a damn thing--

Billy: You're one to talk - I might've done something if you'd given me the ball to do it with--

Pat: Tara and I sent bookoos o' balls up there to the front. You, my friend, didn't have the balls to use the balls!

Lauren G.: What?

Billy: Oh, give me a break. I tell ya what the problem was, it was the back line. Those Nedalians got back there to the goal so many times it's not funny. I mean, Nina did a good job, but when they make fifteen hundred shots on goal, yeah, two of 'em are gonna get through.

Lauren G.: Excuse me? We were the problem? I think the only one that's got a problem here is you and your supreme ego.

Billy: Hey, I'm just tellin' it like it is!

Pat: Oh, I'll tell you like it is, all right...

Tara: People, please! Everybody just calm down for a minute. Why are y'all fighting about this? It was a good performance. Nedalia is a stronger side that I think most of you are giving them credit for. Besides, they're our neighbors - of course they're gonna play hard against us. Those are full-grown players in the prime of their career, and we should be glad to have matched them. Now let's just all stop fighting and start getting ready for the Fmjphoenix game.

Michael: Well said, Tara, well said.
Liverpool England
16-06-2005, 11:58
Matchday Three
Nedalian FA XI 0 Liverpool England 1
Rejistania under 21s 1 West Rubbermade FC (OLV) 1
Bedistan under 18s 2 Fmjphoenix under 21s 0
T1. Bedistan under 18s 5 1 2 0 4:2 2 11
T1. Liverpool England 5 1 2 0 3:2 1 11
T3. Fmjphoenix under 21s 4 1 1 1 5:3 2 10
T4. Nedalian FA XI 4 1 1 1 4:3 1 10
5. West Rubbermade FC (OLV) 3 0 3 0 4:4 0 9
6. Rejistania under 21s 1 0 1 2 1:7 -6 7
16-06-2005, 18:24
Slani Bedistani's, dont they know when to let us win

It could be revenge for the 3-0 and 2-1 defeats the young senior squad of Fmjphoenix put against Bedistan in World Cup XXI, even though they won it. Or maybe for the numerous times the Fmjphoenix U21 squad has beaten the young cubs up. But either way, Bedistan's U18 squad shutout the high octane scoring that is the Junior Vikings 2-0.

All that could be done was fist shaking, although a red card was given to Jay Perry for his nasty challenged on Pat Romano that resulted in Romano being helped off of the field. It is not know the extent of injury, and reports are being waited from out of Bedistan.
Liverpool England
19-06-2005, 01:51
Nedalian FA XI 0 Fmjphoenix under 21s 2
Rejistania under 21s 0 Liverpool England 4
Bedistan under 18s 1 West Rubbermade FC (OLV) 3
1. Liverpool England 8 2 2 0 7:2 5 11
2. Fmjphoenix under 21s 7 2 1 1 7:3 4 10
3. West Rubbermade FC (OLV) 6 1 3 0 7:5 2 9
E. Bedistan under 18s 5 1 2 1 5:5 0 8
E. Nedalian FA XI 4 1 1 2 4:5 -1 7
E. Rejistania under 21s 1 0 1 3 1:11 -10 4

As Liverpool England and Fmjphoenix under 21s play on the last day,
either of the two teams will finish first regardless of the result,
unless the two teams draw and West Rubbermade win
by at least three goals to give an equal goal difference
(the head-to-head finished 0-1-0).
Bedistan under 18s and Nedalia can all still finish second
and take the auto-qualification spot to PDMC 2 after WC24 if
Liverpool England win.

Final Day analysis
1v6, 2v3, 4v5
Nedalia FA Select v Oliverry West Rubbermade FC
Rejistania u21 v Bedistan u18
Liverpool England National Squad v Fmjphoenix u21

A Liverpool England win gurantees the hosts the tournament. That coupled with a West Rubbermade win gives West Rubbermade an auto-invite to the next PDMC after WC24, with second-place. Should Nedalia overcome West Rubbermade, and Fmjphoenix still lose, Liverpool England will take top spot ahead of the Bedistanis. An Fmjphoenix win against Liverpool England, however, would leave nothing to play for as that would guarantee them the championship and the auto-invite back for the next cup.
19-06-2005, 22:27
Pat: What? You lost to West Rubbermade? Of all the teams you could lose to...

Billy: Well, what'd you expect? We only had ten people, you know.

Pat: Well, what about the substitutes?

Michael (looking at Judson and Phil): Apparently they didn't think we'd need substitutes.

Judson: Hey, that was all Phil's fault. I tried to tell him we might have to deal with injuries or red cards, but he wouldn't listen.

Lauren S.: Well, that's why we lost. I mean, Tara's a great player and all, but even she can't handle the whole midfield by herself.

Delilah: Well, if it wasn't for that Perry dude from Fmjphoenix, we wouldn't have been in that situation.

Billy: Doesn't matter. Phil and Judson should've still known better than to not bring along any backup players.

Phil: Well, why didn't you think to tell us before we left?

Lauren G.: Because you're a coach and you're supposed to know stuff like that, maybe? Now we've lost a game we shouldn't have and we can't win the tournament.

Cassie: So what are we playing for now?

Tara: Second place. If LE finish first and we come in second, we get automatically invited to the next one.

Michael: How's that gonna happen?

Billy: I think we can make it if LE beat Fmjphoenix, we beat the Rejis, and Nedalia beats West Rubbermade.

James: You think you'll be ready to go for the match, Pat?

Pat: Oh yeah, I'll make it.

Nina: All right, let's do this!
Liverpool England
20-06-2005, 01:08
Nedalian FA XI 0 West Rubbermade FC (OLV) 1
Rejistania under 21s 0 Bedistan under 18s 1
Liverpool England 1 Fmjphoenix under 21s 2
Pts W D L GF:GA GD Result
C. Fmjphoenix under 21s 10 3 1 1 9:4 5 Champions/Auto invite
2. West Rubbermade FC (OLV) 9 2 3 0 8:5 3 Runners up
T3. Liverpool England 8 2 2 1 8:4 4 Playoff needed
T3. Bedistan under 18s 8 2 2 1 6:5 1 Playoff needed
5. Nedalian FA XI 4 1 1 3 4:6 -2 Fifth place
6. Rejistania under 21s 1 0 1 4 1:12 -11 Wooden Spoon
20-06-2005, 17:58
Lauren G.: Most. Boring. Match. Ever.

Washington: What do you expect? It was a Rejistanian team, after all...

Lauren S.: It seems like their main purpose isn't to play football, but rather to keep other people from playing.

James: Well, it's not like it matters anyway. Fmjphoenix won, so they got first place.

Pat: Oh, but it does matter!

Billy: How? We're tied for third; that means nothing.

Pat: My point exactly. You know who we're tied with?

Tara: Liverpool England?

Pat: Exactly. And LE being LE, there's no way in hell they're gonna let a tie with us go unresolved.

Michael: True, true...

Phil: Yep, Pat's right, guys. Look at this...

Phil shows them a clipping from a major City Centre newspaper with the final table on it, with notes. Beside both 'Liverpool England' and 'Bedistan under 18s' are the words 'Playoff needed'.

Michael: Aright, guys, looks like we got one more game to play!

Pat: You got that right!

All eleven team members plus the two coaches gather in a circle and put all their hands together in the middle.

Judson: One....two....three....

20-06-2005, 18:22
Vogel starts it, Chen finishes it. Junior Vikings take home 1st Paul Dussis Memorial Cup

Arien Vogel started the match with a quick goal. Bruce Chen ended it with one just as quick. With the match tied 1-1 and the 90th minute closing, Bruce Chen took it upon himself to make sure that his squad went home winners. With a cross from Brady Wayne, Chen was alone in the box and capitalized, making the LE keeper dive the wrong way in a costly error, as the Junior Vikings narrowly defeated the Liverpool England national side 2-1 en route to taking home 1st place in the 1st Paul Dussis Memorial Cup.

The victory comes with an auto-invite to the next cup, in which the Junior Vikings will be a different squad, but will still look to play the same and defend a very meaningful cup.