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Bruise Palace versus Bacardi Bhoys

Iranian centre back Faramaz Delfan made history as his 69th header sent Baad into the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup for the 1st time in thier history. The 1st half would escape mention at all had Avihu Gafni not scored a tremendous free kick after 16 minutes, this was his 32nd goal of his Baad career. Sadly the second half was almost as uneventful as the 1st but 13 minutes into the second half Gafni had a chance to double his account but sliced it wide quite badly. Both Adam and Fuente were introduced in the 2nd half but neither players attempts to spark some life into this game worked, instead it was left to Gafni to add the spark again, his free kick was met by the towering figure of Delfan who headed home at the near post to put Baad 2-0 up. Bacardi brought on 20 year old German striker Dieter Strobel and it never took him long to give Bacardi a lifeline after having it laid on a plate by Swiss strike partner Robald. Robald strung a pass in behind Bell which Strobel had no trouble sticking away. Bacardi tryed pushing for an equalizer but found temselves constantly foiled by Baad’s back three of Felfer, Delfan and Bell. Delfan picked himself up a booking as things hottted up but in the end Baad MB were in the pot for round 3.


Bambi in Spain

The Bambi youth’s played thier 1st of 2 games in just over 24 hours in Spain, versus Pichi Juniors, Baad started with a very attack minded 2-5-3 formation but it still took 31 minutes for the 1st shot at goal. That came about when Hamish Hurst managed to create some room for himself at the edge of the box and sent a shot fizzing past the right hand post. Confusion between Wick and Burnshire over who they were marking allowed young Spanish centre back in the making Jonas Wiete to slide one home for the home side. Just 2 minutes later however Bambi had gotten level after Graeme Montford beat 3 men before slipping the ball into the bottom right corner putting Bambi back on level terms. Pichi striker Daniel Carrerras pulled away from his man to come onto a cross from the right but snatched at the shot sending it harmlessly wide. On 37 minutes Bambi found themselves a goal down again when Alberto Canellas made Jimmy Welshot look silly by back healing the ball through his legs before turning the ball beyond the advancing keeper. Lee Whitefoot almost sliced the ball past his own keeper a minute later trying to clear a cross and it was his indecision that cost Bambi dear moments later. Pichi sent across in from the right which this time Whitefoot looked to have under control however as he was clearing the ball it ricochet off the side of Wicks head falling into Wiete’s path 30 yards from goal, Wiete hit an instinctive first time shot which the keeper would have surely saved had Whitefoot not been blocking his view. Bambi trail 3-1 at half time.
The 2nd half was not even 2 minutes old when McIntyre swung in a pacey cross from the right, the cross was met perfectly by the left foot of Hamish Hurst and for Bambi it was game on again. On the 64th minute Scott Cairney had the chance to equalise for Bambi but his left foot shot was saved well by the Spanish sides keeper. But in the 74th minute the keeper could do nothing as Gordon Waddington’s left foot free kick left him stranded with no chance. With the teams now all square Bambi continued to pour forward and just 2 minutes after the equalizer Graeme Montford once again showed some fancy footwork to beat his man and send the ball into the net giving his side a morale boosting 4-3 victory.
A tremendous victory for the young lads but they now face a trip to France for game 2.


Return of Razzaq

Former youth team player Idris Razzaq rejoined the club early on Saturday for the sum of £1000 from Italian side Bomberone. Razzaq had infact joined Bomberone from Baad just over a season ago for £12000, making this look like a winning move from Coach Lukavsky already.
16 Year Old Jock Clark was recruited into the clubs youth set up after Ronan Sitherwood spotted him playing in a youth competition in the Lothians area.
Barry Oswald left the club to join Italian side The Black Dragons for £1333, with the 17 year olds chance’s bound to be limited by Bocquet and Gafni he took the decision to leave in order to progress.


Away to BraddsFC

Baad were back in Grampian at Baird Park for the opening day meeting versus BraddsFC. Before the game Baad coach Lukavsky had made no secret of the fact that he thought his side would get a point here and set up with a 5-3-2.
Not a lot happened in the 1st half hour with Bradds constantly trying to exploit Baad on the flanks but both Lemus and Gomes were sticking to there task’s diligently however on the 31st minute Israeli left winger Dor Micheali slipped past Gomes before cutting into the box and smashing the ball into the side netting thanks to pressure from Faramarz Delfan. Marc Fuente beat the offside trap a couple of minutes later only to lose his footing on the wet surface and see the ball harmlessly roll to Bradds keeper Di Viao.
Feeling confident from the previous encounter Micheali decided to test Gomes again by running at him, Gomes this time proved more up to the task with a superb tackle but the ball broke loose on the wing to Bradds centre back Baptiste Berthommier who had remained forward from a free kick moments before. In one single movement Berthommier swung on the ball and smashed his side into the lead from an impossible angle. Baad played some excellent passing football from the resulting centre which seen new Brazilian striker Filomeno one on one with Di Viao, but the speed in which Di Viao closed the angle left Filomeno little option the drill the ball against his advancing body. Keen to make amends for his miss Filomeno looked to his bag of tricks to find an opening but ageing Polish Wing Back Pawel Szymala was in no mood to be made a fool of and clattered Filomeno to the floor, earning himself a booking. Ghiso took the free kick for Baad, drilling it as hard he could across the face of goal. With Bradds defenders afraid to stick a leg out because of the pace, the ball managed to find its way to Urbano Gomes at the back post who screwed it wide after a wild swing from 4 yards out. BraddsFC entered the halftime break with a goal lead.
Ghiso made way for Adam 10 minutes into the second half as Baad were looking for a little inspiration, but it was Bradds who were the 1st to threaten in the 2nd half. Micheali and Johansson worked a great quick passing move to slip past Gomes but Johansson showed the composure of a defender and put it wide. 37 year old German midfielder Elmar Winterer had to leave the pitch after twisting his ankle in the 59th minute, he was replaced by John O’Lor. Berthommier found himself with the ball just outside the Baad penalty area and tryed to repeat his first half feat by unleashing a thunderbolt but fantastic reactions from Dave Middler denied him. After struggling with the wet surface all day it still took Baad coach Stanislav Lukavsky 72 minutes to replace him with German striker Marcus Gosswein. Frustration got the better of Kylian Kap on the 79th minute and can count himself very lucky to have escaped with only a yellow after a horrendous 2 foot lunge at Steve Duugallas. This tackle seen the last 10 minutes of this game boil over slightly and on 86 minutes Faramarz Delfan received a yellow card for slicing down Hans Johansson who picked up an injury and had to be replaced by Connor Allofs. Injury also got the better of Duugallas in the end and was replaced by strangely named Scot Segallion Dude. Baad piled on the pressure in the closing minutes but it was Bradds and left winger Dor Micheali for whom the last chance would fall. Micheali ran onto a clearnce at the half way line and just managed to get to the ball ahead of Delfan but still had a lot of ground to cover with Herve Peigne chasing him down, after getting around 25 yards out Micheali let one go towards the top left corner but Dave Middler once again showed his credentials with a fine 2 handed save.
BraddsFC 1 Baad MB 0


Lukavsky Report S34W1

Simon Burnshire was recruited into our youth set up at the start of the week and has already being earmarked as a future superstar at the tender age of 15, i definately think he has supertsar potential but before we get carried away we must 1st look at the best ways to reach that potential.
I signed Carlos Jose Filomeno at the start of the week and i think the fans will love this young unpredictible Brazilian striker, he could be the difference up top we could need this season.
I was delighted with the teams performance in the Scottish Cup this week, however weak the opposition may have been. Expecting a romp is all very well but the players still need to go out and deliver that romp and they did. Fuente’s 4 goal haul, Calin’s hat-trick, Filomeno’s unpredictability and Gosswein’s goal a game ratio has given me plenty food for thought for this weekends opening fixture.
Coopersmith’s departure is sad in respect of the bitterness it has seen boil to the forefront of his tongue but maybe now he can move on and prove himself as the better keeper.
Paul Hansen’s transfer was the most beneficial thing for both parties and we all wish him luck with his future.
Chris Skepton is just the type of defender this club needs and should help give us a few more options on the tactical side of things.
The club’s aim for this season is 4th spot which we realise some might see as quite a lofty ambition but after spending pre-season studying our opponents and our options we feel this is a very achievable goal.


Baad’s New Playboy

The pre-season business at Baad MB showed no sign of slowing down today, Coach Lukavsky spent most of the day trying to replace reserve keeper Danny Coopersmith. Most newssites were running with the story that 17 year old keeper Luke Lovett would be joining Baad for £50,000 but those were put to bed when he moved to Italian side ThE LiOnS 71 for a whopping £102,000 and around an hour later 17 year old German Hennes Chachla-Huempfner was unveiled at Baad having signed from German side 1.FC PAZI for a very cost efficient £16,667.
Anthony Williams once again finds himself transfer listed this will be the 4th time he has been listed by the club and rumors are that if his agent can’t sort a move he may just hang up his boots.
Barry Oswald is another who finds himself listed but at 17 he has a lot to be positive about as if no move is found the future plans the club has for the training regime might just suit his needs.
Dave Middler was on the bench tonight as Scotland’s U20 team were held by Bangladesh U20 to a 0-0 draw. Middler was said to be dissapointed at not playing but could see why after watching 1st choice keeper Jim MacIntyre perform superbly making a couple of stunning saves towards the end.
Word is that for the moment at least is that Baad MB will be in pot 2 for the Ripanj Trophy draw.


Coopersmith Lets Loose

Former goalkeeper Danny Coopersmith has said he is glad to be out of Baad MB and opened up on a his feelings on what goes on inside the club. Coopersmith has said the whole club is set up to see Dave Middler become U20 Goalkeeper for the National side. He says this has made Middler think he is some bigtime Charlie who has constantly sabotaged the career of any player he see’s as a threat, Coopersmith says that he found out to his cost after Baad won the V.120 title and coach Lukavsky promised him game time which Middler then kicked up a stink about resulting in Coopersmith never getting the 1st team chance he craved.
The club today splashed £238,000 on 19 year old Scottish centre back Chris Skepton from IV.59 side Lido FC. This transfer has caught the fans a little off guard with many still on the fence over whether this was a good or bad decision.
Baad MB today announced that they will take part in the 9th Ripanj Trophy.


Hansen Sold Cheap

Paul Hansen completed his 100,000 pound move to Italian side Athletico Lavezzi, fans are a little bewildered at the low price though they do accept that with so many midfielders someone had to leave. There has been no official announce ment as of yet but no doubt coach Stanislav Lukavsky will address this at his Friday press conference.
Danny Coopersmith was another who departed today although the cloud Coopersmith left under shows no signs of dissaperance, tomorrow Coopersmith will give us an interview telling us why he left Baad and all that led to his departure.
There have been whispers around today that Baad have made a move to bring former youth player Idris Razzaq back, nothing has been confirmed as of yet but speculation has been around a while of Razzaq frustration at 1st team oppurtunities.
The club have been drawn at home to the Bacardi Bhoys in the 2nd Round of the Scottish Cup. The club dispatched bot opponents Torry Amos 10-0 today in the 1st Round tie.


Away to Torry Amos

Baad traveled to The Anvil for the Scottish Cup 1st round tie v Torry Amos and will travel back far from dissapointed. The side lined up in the same 4-4-2 formation they spent last season with and it almost payed dividends within the 1st 5 minutes as Swiss right winger managed to beat a couple of defenders before sending his shot crashing off the post, 2 minutes later however Baad did take the lead through 33 year old Portugese striker Marc Fuente, who found himself with enough space in the box to give our boys the lead. After 22 minutes fans favourite Avihu Gafni cut in from the right side setting himself up perfectly for a left foot pile driver. Gafni spent most of the 1st half switching wings with Bocquet trying to cause confusion in the Amos ranks and on the 31st minute his persistance paid off for a second time as he pounced on a mistake by Amos right back Dan Southar to break free on goal and slide the ball past the out rushing keeper. Confidence was now clearly flowing through Gafni when he popped up on the left to wrong foot two defenders and stear the ball into the path of Fuente who made no mistake for his 2nd of the game. A dominant 1st half seen Baad leading 4-0.
With the second half just 3 minutes old Amos centre back Ulf Glasscock was left for dead by the blistering speed of Marc Fuente who ran through to round the keeper and complete his hat-trick. On the hour mark Baad coach Stanislav Lukavsky gave the fans their first glimpse of ageing central midfielder Krisztian Adam who came on to replace Dutchman Kylian Kap. With 20 minutes remaining long serving centre back Herve Peigne found himself in unfamiliar territory at the edge of the six yard box but could only send Calin’s cutback crashing against the post. The resulting counter attack was stopped by a foul from David Haig who then got himself booked for standing over the ball and preventing Amos from taking the kick quickly. In the 74th minute Marc Fuente cracked home his 4th of the game from the edge of the box but the real drama of the second half was Aristide Calin’s 6 minute hat-trick, the 1st came thanks to superb right wing play from Bocquet who left Calin with nothing else to do but roll the ball over the line, the second was again provided by Bocquet who sent over a cross from the right which Calin met perfectly on the volley. New signing Adam interrupted the Calin show with a tremendous 40 yard strike which will leave fans drooling in anticipation of what else he has to offer, but the final say was ofcourse from the Romanian Calin who beat the offside trap to round the score of at an even 10.


Iplayer: Anthony Williams

Age – 19

Nationality – Scottish

Position Striker

Anthony Williams is a product of Bambi, which is the clubs youth set up. He was almost 17 when he was accepted into the programme and as such was regarded as more of an extra than a future superstar and the only person who seemed to have faith he could make it was Strathclyde based development scout Mark Haldane. So with low expectations and the support of Haldane, Williams set about his career in the youth squad and started to build a list of admirers, his impact was so great that he finished the season as the youth squad player of the year. Williams played 21 times for Bambi and scored an impressive 20 goals which currently makes him Baads all time top scorer at youth level.

At 18 Baad coach Stanislav Lukavsky promoted him to the 1st team and he made his debut at Bruise Palace in the clubs opening game in V.120 versus Alness. Williams scored the opening goal as the club romped to a 5-0 victory but Williams still found himself on the transfer list on several occasions over the course of the season. Despite being near bottom of the pecking order and unsure where his future will take him Anthony has always gave his all when playing for Baad but unfortunately his youth scoring exploits have not transfered well to the 1st team as of yet having played 20 games scoring only 3 goals.