ESL Recruitment | Elverpool FC | FC Coratia |Olympians AC
Three vacancies filled and two more created! That is the crazy world of being a football manager these days. Who would be a General Manager? Anyway, this is the ideal time to fill positions before the real crazy time of the year- the Summer transfer window and ‘silly season’! here’s the rundown of the latest moves: Continue reading “Olympians, Coratia and Elverpool name their new HCs”
CONCAFA Champions League | The Final
Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 8pm on USN| Mardis, Marida
ADELPHIA ARSENAL vs UANL TIGRES
A great end to the season for ESL fans, with this mouthwatering tie for the Club Championship of CONCAFA! Tigres are perhaps the favourites, the Mexicans have easily dispatched opponents in the knock-out phases. Led by André-Pierre Gignac up front and with Juninho and Ayala at the back, this is a stern-test for last season’s runners-up. Adelphia lost the final last year to Juvenese, they followed this up with a last-day failure to capture the ESL championship this season.
Will physical and mental fatigue have set in? Can Frank Lebeau motivate his team for one last trip? With some players playing their last game for the Arsenal, it could be a tremendous way to leave- right on top. Tune in to USN to find out!
Juvenese and captain Massimo Galante won it last year, who will it be this year lifting the trophy- Juninho or Jerome Mowabé?
ESL Recruitment | Elverpool | Olympians
Reports have come in this evening, suggesting that Jean-Pierre Lévesque (JPL) is in New England to sign a deal with Elverpool. There are reports of a bidding war between ‘Pool and Olympians and that JPL will be making himself at home at the NECOM Arena next season.
Olympians are said to be in discussions with three clubs as to the availability of their coaches- believed to be Hallas, San Andreas and Seafax. We expect a decision to be announced by this Wednesday evening.
ESL Recruitment | Melborg | Olympians
David Wilkerson has been named as the new Head Coach of Melborg FC. He will have veteran Coach Ron Gillet working as his Director of Football Operations, alongside the GM. Today’s announcement means that Melborg can now look to replenish and refine the squad as they prepare for the opening of the transfer window and the summer training. Wilkerson has a great rapport with the Melborg fans and has widespread appeal. This should give him a nice honeymoon period, before the real expectations begin!
Olympians have delayed their press conference until Wednesday morning. It appears they had been to hasty in making an announcement of the press conference.
ESL | Elverpool FC
2016-17 Copa Eboria Winners Elverpool FC and Head Coach Raj Vadra have parted ways today, it was announced. The team have missed out on CONCAFA Champions League action for five seasons, four with Varda at the helm. It turns out that winning the Copa Eboria was just not enough for either side to be happy this time around.
There had been questions about Vadra’s future throughout the season. Rumours began to circulate more frequently when it was mathematically impossible for Elverpool to qualify in 4th place. Players have already put out their best wishes to Coach Vadra on a variety of social media posts/sites. We, on behalf of the ESL and their fans wish Raj Vadra all the best in his future endevours. It surely can’t be long before he’s in work again.
ESL Recruitment | Elverpool | Raj Vadra | JPL
In the hours following Elverpool’s Copa Eboria win, rumours began to circulate that Head Coach Raj Vadra has left the club. The speculation has increased, following reports that Jean-Pierre Lévesque (JPL) was said to have been seen with Elverpool officals before the final. JPL was sacked as Head Coach of Melborg on Monday and was attending the cup final as a guest.
Speaking to journalists after the cup final, JPL said he was “just in town for a few days and then heading off out for business meetings.” This has fueled thoughts that the business he is going off to is to sort out the paperwork with Elverpool and not Olympians, as originally reported. Of course, JPL may be throwing us all some shade. He has form on that.
Copa Eboria 2017 | Amorgan Celtic vs Elverpool
(Eriksen 28, Johnson 80, Heinz 89)
AMORGAN CELTIC 1
Elverpool claimed their seventh Copa in a late surge of activity. Late strikes from Aaron Johnson and Axel Heinz put the tie beyond any doubt.
Amorgan threatened early on, with Ellis and Eduardo forcing saves from young ‘Pool keeper Button. Elverpool took that in their stride and took that advantage through a long-range Eriksen free kick. It was 1-0 at half-time.
Amorgan equalised nine minutes into the second-half, with top scorer Eduardo getting on the end of some fine work from Cameron and Connor Kennedy on the flank. Both teams settled into a low-energy funk for around twenty minutes. Perhaps the heat had got to them, or that it was the end of a long season. In the end, Elverpool rose above the mediocrity and Aaron Johnson was fed excellently from Captain Scott Bradshaw, he fired past Ferguson in the Amorgan goal.
With Amorgan chasing for an equaliser, Elverpool caught the Celtic on a counter-attack. Forgotten man, Axel Heinz, started the break and fed into Eriksen, who passed on to Johnson. Johnson beat the defender and pulled the ball back to Heinz, who flicked the ball with his heel past Ferguson. A perfect and impudent finish to the game.
Elverpool Captain Scott Bradshaw lifted the cup and the team partied. The Player of the game was Aaron Johnson.
Angel FC | Adidas
Angel FC have announced that the club badge has been redesigned, with it debuting on the new kits for the 2017-18 season, the first set in a four year deal with Adidas. Club spokesperson Dario Gurranti said that this was a new look for a club with great tradition, bringing back the old wings to the badge in what was described as a ‘modern classic’.
ESL Reporters | Melborg | Olympians
Rumours are abound that both Melborg and Olympians will be announcing their new ‘face to coach the place’ Head Coaches this coming Monday. Press conferences are scheduled for both clubs at 10am and 11am respectively.
It is expected that former player David Wilkerson will be named as the Melborg Head Coach, although there is speculation that legendary coach Ron Gillet also has a role to play.
Olympians, meanwhile, had run quite a small shortlist as many ESL clubs had denied them permission to talk to the Head Coaches. It was also reported that Bryan Mason and Sean Campbell, newly settled in at Amorgan and Oakland, were happy where they are.
ESL insiders expect that it will be either Jean-Pierre Lévesque or Tony Jones replacing Patrick Brady at the Olympians helm.
ESL | ALFA | Zéca
Zéca’s decade of delight at ALFA has come to an end. The Brazilian midfielder finished off as an ESL champion. He is said to be going back to Brazil, before deciding on his future options. Zéca, 35, is not sure if he is totally finished with football just yet. Full name José Antonia Carlos da Silva, Zéca to us at the ESL, leaves behind a legacy- thrilling fans with perfect passes, exquisite chips and subtle genius. He will go down as a club legend, that’s for sure.
His resume for his ten seasons at ALFA is impressive:
3 x ESL Champion
1 x Champions League winner
1 x Copa Eboria winner
2 x ESL Player of the Season (POTS) Award winner
Players, coaches and fans have been responding with #ThankyouZéca trending. Thank you for the great memories, Zéca.