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1855’s Golden League Goalscorers

The Golden League (GL) is a prestigious friendly tournament run by the HTU Managers Federation (HTUM). 1855 played their first Golden League game in September 2014, a 5-1 home win over England’s SITH BROTHERHOOD. You can find all our GL fixtures and results here. Below is a table of our all-time Golden League goalscorers. Correct up to and including 16/08/2016.

1855 Golden League Goalscorers

Goalscorer Goals Hattricks
Herbert Wan 18
Hunter Cannon 15 1
Hector Richardson 10 1
Wesley Mutt 8
Mikey Man-Low 7
Patrick Snaith 7
Oscar Birch 6
David Molony 6
Oz Woodland 6
Barney Barton 5
Mike Otis 5
Ian Currer 4
Alan Norrison 4
Billy Bell 3
Frank Colclough 3
Roddy Johnson 3
Stuart Piper 3
Jerome Sugden 3
Subhro Bhagwat 2
Christian Easton 2
Samuel Manby 2
Tom Richardson 2
Vinny Song 2
Michael Aindow 1
Lee Atwell 1
Matthew Chaner 1
Michael Dale 1
Harrison Edwards 1
Dean Glasberg 1
Robin Hindle 1
Stan Ingram 1
Keiran Johnson 1
Ethan Lynch 1
Mohammad Munir 1
Ally Scarrow 1

1855 in the Golden League

The Golden League (GL) is a friendly tournament run by the Hattrick United Managers Federation (HTUM). The Golden League comprises of a qualifying stage run on a league format after which the top 16 teams enter the GL Masters which is organised on a knockout basis. It started in July 2011 with GL1 and is now in it’s seventh season with GL7 starting in July 2015. Click the image below to read how the Golden League was started.

HTUM Golden League

HTUM Golden League


1855 started competing in the Golden League during GL5 which ran from January 2014 to November 2014. Our Golden League debut came in September 2014 when we hosted SITH BROTHERHOOD and beat them 5-1. We only managed five more games during the qualifying stage so at no time did we trouble the top sixteen and were eliminated with a final playing record of P6 W2 D1 L3.

Our first full Golden League campaign was GL6 which started in December 2014. We started well with four wins then went on a horrendous run of ten consecutive defeats which was finally arrested with two wins to wrap up our qualifying campaign. Fortunately for us our six wins ensured we finished in 12th place and meant in our first full Golden League campaign we qualified for the GL Masters.

Our first opponents in the GL masters were Norway’s SK Brann. In the first leg of our Round of 16 tie we worked a number on them and ran out 7-2 winners. Wow, what a result, one the best in the club’s short history. Everyone at 1855 was ecstatic and we had high hopes of reaching the quarter-finals. However SK Brann had other ideas and in the return leg a week later they destroyed us 8-1 to take the tie 10-8 on aggregate. So that was our GL6 adventure over we ended with a record of P18 W7 D0 L11. We were very pleased to make the GL6 Masters and hope to emulate this in GL7. We’ve started well with two wins from two and you can keep up with all our Golden League games here.


Cordy Powers Up His World

Just over a week ago and only a few days after selling our first player we only went and sold another! Youth academy product Danny Cordy who was being tracked by England U20 scouts was promoted to the first team after completing his apprenticeship. He emerged from the academy as a head specialist with solid playmaking skills and enjoying a 2 minute 4-star cameo for 1855 in a Ruby Challenger Cup fixture. Whilst on the pitch he demonstrated his ability to run, jump, push, pull, lift, throw, swing, bounce and hover!

Wow look at him go! No wonder his new club, hicksy heroes, paid five hundred and sixty one thousand smackeroonies for his services. He’s got a big job and we’re sure he’ll do his very best to put smiles on the faces of his new fans at The Bridge. We’ll be watching his progress with interest and wish him and his new team-mates all the best.


Ozzy Ozzy Ozzy Oi Oi Oi

Ozzy Loftus, who joined the 1855 youth academy in July 2014 has become, after promotion to the first team, the first player from MDCCCLV to be sold and move onto pastures new with another club.

Young Ozzy, only a few days after his 17th birthday was listed for sale and his details circulated to hattrick managers the World over. His playmaking skills, described as being inadequate, and his powerful speciality attracted just the one bid and on 02/12/14 he was sold for the grand price of six hundred and sixty seven English pounds to Thunder Press FC playing out of Cornwall, England.

He made his debut for his new club just hours after signing. Playing as a wing-back in a 5-4-1 line-up he contributed a steady one star performance as he helped Thunder to a 7-0 win in the first round of the English Craig Wozniak (Emerald) Cup.

Ozzy’s transfer is a landmark moment in the club’s history and for sure we’ll be tracking his progress and career with great interest. We wish him and his new team Thunder Press FC all the best.


An Update: Ozzy played his 2nd game on 07/12/14 & pulling out all the stops put in a fabulous 1.5 star performance. However that was Thunder’s & Ozzy’s last game. After a short hattrick existence of less than 3 weeks Thunder Press are gone, kaput, closed down, shut up shop, defunct.

Ozzy was let go but he enjoyed his brief flirt with football fame & is now happy to take leisurely strolls with his family down at their local shopping mall. He particularly enjoys visiting his favourite coffeee shop Hallowed Grounds & browsing goods in the upscale department store Gaylen Ross.


Vorsprung durch Technik

Mange tout! 1855 have got a new coach and in a break from tradition he’s not from Yorkshire. He’s not even English. Stone the crows guvnor he’s German. Donner unt Blitzen! Wilkommen to Nikolas Gottschald.

Now that the club academy is producing a number of talents it was decided by the committee  that it was time  for Thomas Lowry, who has been the coach since 1855 were founded in March 2014, to step down and make way for a more experienced coach.

Lowry, with his passable coaching skills, has done a fantastic job and in the first few weeks of his tenure even secured the club’s first trophy. He pulled up all the lads playing for 1855 by the bootstraps and helped them make the transition from park playing fields to hattrick stadiums. His contribution is huge and won’t be overlooked. He’ll stay with the club for another season or so whereby he’ll be admitted to the Hall of Fame and take on the role of Public Relations Manager.

Meanwhile it is hoped that Gottschald with his solid coaching skills, can help our young talents promoted from the academy kick on and develop their skills at a faster rate.


1855 First Season Success

The season 54 league competition has now ended and 1855 have their first piece of silverware. Only 18 days following the formation of the club 1855 have been crowned Champions of England’s VI.834.

VI.834 Season 54 Final Standings

VI.834 Season 54 Final Standings

Granted much of the season’s donkey-work was done by the previous manager in the club’s former guise as Tollerton Wanderers. The new management team took over with only three league games remaining but still the squad, made up of lads found playing in the local park, had to really knuckle down to get the victories they needed to bring the title back to Grains Moss.

1855’s journey as a new hattrick club began the day after the club’s establishment with a practice (single) match on 13th March against mother club Wincobank Ironopolis. Winger Subhro Bhagwat had the honour of scoring 1855’s first ever goal as the lads romped to a 4-2 victory. Though it must be said that the coaching staff of Ironopolis were good enough to play every player out of position and in a unfamiliar 4-3-3 formation!

The first league game came on 16th March against a bot team rooted to the foot of the table and the lads were in bullish mood. However reality bit them on the arse and they went a goal down. The equaliser came before half-time, Noel Pye with the honour of scoring the club’s first ever competitive goal, and the teams went into the break level but after 55 minutes 1855 fell behind again. Fortunately they rallied with four goals in a twenty minute spell to run out 5-2 winners. Phew!

Two days later saw our first ever official game at Grains Moss with a friendly against FC Droitwich. We won this game 2-0 with reserve striker Alan Norrision cementing his place in the club’s history as the scorer of the first official goal on home soil.

The next fixture was the club’s first ever home competitive game and a crowd of nearly 6500 turned out to cheer the team on. In a carnival atmosphere the lads did themselves proud as they ran out 6-0 winners with playmaking prodigy Herbert Wan scoring the first competitive goal at Grains Moss. This win confirmed 1855 as the VI. 834 champions and in the ensuing celebrations many Gallons of Magnet were consumed.

The next game was our first away friendly and also the first game against opposition from a higher division. We visited London’s FC Bebelush who ply their trade in IV.57. Amazingly even though the hosts had an 82 hatstats advantage and given the the weekend’s excess 1855 went 2-0 up! However the woodbines, snuff and greasy chip butties took their toll and the lads tired allowing the home team to get t it back to two each. Still a 2-2 draw was a great result.

The final league game of the season on 30th March soon came round and a win was needed to make sure of automatic promotion. A 5-0 away win meant the club finished the season with a perfect 14-0-0 league record and meant that in less than three weeks since the clubs establishment they were celebrating promotion up into V.

The only blot on the season 54 record to date was a thumping 10-0 defeat in a tournament game to White-Blue Doha of Qatar. Though it’s expected that we’ll be experiencing a few more big defeats next season up in V as everyone at the club knows we were fortunate to gain promotion. It’s likely we’ll be outclassed next season and fully expect to be back in VI for season 56 but by then the lads will have received some top notch training and will be ready to mount another challenge for the title.


1855 of Yorkshire

Wincobank Ironopolis haved closed their Maltese base of operations and moved the second team lock, stock and barrel back to the green, green grass of our Yorkshire homeland.

The new second team  MDCCCLV (pronounced 1855) founded 12th March 2014 will focus purely on homegrown talent. But that talent comes with a twist for the academy scouts have been instructed to keep their search for starlets to within the boundaries of Yorkshire, our great historic county. From Tykes Way in the North of the county to Holt’s Syke in the South and from Greave Clough Head in the West to Spurn Point in the East, the scouts will scour the three Ridings searching out the brightest and most able young students. They’ll then be coached in the art of the beautiful game and given the chance to strut their football stuff on the hallowed turf of the Cowsick Bog municipal playing fields.

Here’s some 1855 trivia

  • MDCCCLV or 1855 for short are named after the year Bramall Lane was first opened to the public.
  • The home ground Grains Moss is named after the area of moorland where the River Don rises and starts it’s journey flowing east through Sheffield and on to the North Sea.
  • The academy team Blacka Dike is named after a stream whose waters combine with others to form the River Sheaf, the river that gives the steel city of Sheffield it’s name.
  • The municipal playing fields that the academy team plays on are called Cowsick Bog after the area of Blacka Moor where Blacka Dike rises.

Play up 1855, play up.