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52. Keeping up with The Tiger

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 After two damaging defeats in our title bid, to Boeung Ket and our title rivals, Angkor Tiger we still find in with a shout as we approach the halfway point in the season. The team are playing well and have found something that has been lacking in recent seasons - consistency. Now as we take on some of the lesser sides in the C-League, we must not slip up in our bid to keep up with the Tiger. New Leagues Added It seems a strange time to do this I know, but here’s an update on the playable leagues on the Ultimate World Football Manager Game. Cambodia Viet Nam Malaysia Thailand Indonesia Bangladesh India Nepal Pakistan Singapore Greenland (just because I can!) Match 15 – EDC v Wat Phnom After two narrow defeats to stronger teams in the league we now face the bottom side, Wat Phnom, who have only three points with only one win all season. This is a chance to get back on track and keep pace with Angkor Tiger who are three points ahead of us. I revert to my 4-3-3, w

51. Going Toe to Toe with The Tiger

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                       Picture credit Charles J Sharp wikipedia creative commons EDC have made a fantastic start to the 2024 C-League Season and are so far unbeaten in the league, suffering only one defeat all season in the Hun Sen Cup to minnows Mondul Kiri. However our friends electric have bigger fish to fry this season, including helping three fishermen haul one out of the Mekong River which made national headlines. Can EDC manage to land the big catch of a C-League Title this season, or will this be caught by the other form team in Cambodia, Angkor Tiger who they find themselves neck and neck with EDC at the top of the league table after 8 games? Firstly though we have to navigate the choppy waters of the 'mid season' transfer window.. Transfer Window Players In EDC re-sign Joly I am delighted to welcome back our promising left back, Ayoub Joly to the Electricity Stadium. You may remember he surprisingly left us for the brighter lights of Phnom Penh Crown, but after

50. Lighting the spark

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   EDC have started the 2024 C-League season in electrifying form, chalking up 12 matches unbeaten, starting at the end of the previous season and continuing into this. Their form has seen them march into third place and look set to compete with the 'big boys' at the top of the table this term.  Match 6 – Nagaworld v EDC 01/05/24   When the fixture list comes out at the start of each season, this is the game we look out for first. The nasty casino away! They will be out for revenge after our little skirmish in the Hun Sen Cup Final, while I am confident that we can also get a result here. The only downside is that Ratana is suspended and Pisa cannot play against his parent club, so in come In Sambath and Run Sokha at left back to fill in. Noron is preferred to Abdi up front, while Pom Vannak comes into midfield to add solidity there. Pheara is the unlucky one to drop to the bench. We are both level on ten points each, with us in 3 rd on goal difference and them in 4 th . Mat

49. 433 is the Magic Number!

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Could this be our year? I'm more than happy with the squad and according to Nen Borey, the Almighty Buddha is smiling on us, although I'm not sure how given the rise in energy prices recently.. Anyway the important thing is bar Kong Rafat and Teat Chandara, our reserve goalie and a 34 year old left back we have managed to keep our best players and the vast majority of our cup winning team. We've won the cup.. now I want the C-League..... Match 1 – Svay Rieng v EDC We kick off our C-League campaign with a trip to Svay Rieng, who are back in the big time after winning promotion from the Second Division. They have forward, Ly Ravy who has a good record against us and some talented youngsters. We need to put these sides away though if we are to win the league. I start with a 4-2-3-1, which has served us well recently. Team: Som, Pisa, Daravon, Gbayoro, In Sambath, Kakada, Rattanak, Pheara, Oudom, Taboula, Pidor M atch Action We start brightly. Young Pheara looks lively an