Bala Rinas 2017/18

Lewis
Day release: The Bala Rinas manager

Manager: Lewis (Wales)

Twitter name@jsl105

Since: 2007 (committee member – league treasurer)

Home ground: Bala Park

Training facility: Tutu Lake

Trophy cabinet: empty

Form
2007/08 – 12th (relegated)
2011/12 – 8th
2012/13 – 13th
2013/14 – 3rd
2014/15 – 3rd
2015/16 – 3rd
2016/17 – 9th

Sympathies: Wrexham

Darts musicC.R.E.A.M. – Wu Tang Clan

What the chalkstripes in Kenna HQ speculations department are saying: The league treasurer ended a run of three podium finishes last season with 9th place and having not showed up to the auction a new pattern of disappointing mid-table form has been born – 50/1

Auction XI (4-3-3)
Remaining budget: £11.5m (average of managers who attended the auction)

Elliot, R NEW  £1.50
Naughton, K SWA  £0.50
Shawcross, R STO  £0.50
Taylor, C BUR  £1.00
Suttner, M BTN  £0.50
Willian CHE  £3.50
Fellaini, M MUN  £0.50
Fernandinho MCY  £0.50
Austin, C SOT  £11.00
Ings, D LIV  £0.50
Kachunga, E HUD  £0.50
     £20.50

 

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Bala Rinas 2016/17

Lewis
Community payback: The Bala Rinas manager

Manager: Lewis (Wales)

Twitter name@jsl105

Since: 2007 (committee member – league treasurer)

Home ground: Bala Park

Training facility: Tutu Lake

Trophy cabinet: empty

Kenna Index rating: 0.47 – 7th
2007/08 – 12th (relegated)
2011/12 – 8th
2012/13 – 13th
2013/14 – 3rd
2014/15 – 3rd
2015/16 – 3rd

Sympathies: Wrexham

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Starting XI – August auction

Mignolet, S (sold TW1) LIV £0.50
Dann, S CRY £4.00
Soares, C SOT £5.00
Ogbonna, A (sold TW2) WHM £4.00
Evans, J WBA £0.50
Bridger, M (sold TW1) HMP Kenna £16.50
Fer, L (sold TW2) SWA £4.00
Cazorla, S (sold TW2) ARS £4.00
Deeney, T WAT £16.00
Kane, H TOT £32.00
Krkic, B (sold TW1) STO £0.50
£87.00

First transfer window – Friday 7 October 2016 (4th)

In
Claudio Bravo – Manchester City goalkeeper – £0.5m
Leighton Baines – Everton defender – signed for £18m from Young Boys of Vauxhall
Ngolo Kante – Chelsea midfielder – £0.5m

Out
Simon Mignolet – Liverpool goalkeeper – free
Mark Bridger – HMP Kenna midfielder – free
Bojan Krkic – Stoke City striker – free

Formation: 5-3-2
Remaining budget: £4m

Second transfer window – Friday 10 February 2017 (10th)

In
Darren Randolph – West Ham goalkeeper – £0.5m
Luciano Narsingh – Swansea midfielder – £2m
Kamil Grosicki – Hull midfielder – £0.5m
Wayne Rooney – Man United striker – £0.5m (from Judean Peoples’ Front)

Out
Claudio Bravo – Man City goalkeeper – free
Angelo Ogbonna – West Ham defender – free
Santi Cazorla – Arsenal midfielder – free
Leroy Fer – Swansea midfielder – free

Formation: 4-4-2
Remaining budget: £10.5m

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I Can Be Your Euro Baby

Manager: Lewis (treasurer)

Nationality: Le Moutons Baiseur

International honours: none

Formation: 3-5-2

Subasic, D CRO £0.5m
Smalling, C ENG £10m
Howedes, B GER £9m
Taylor, N WAL £0.5m
Davis, S NIR £0.5m
de Bruyne, K BEL £23m
Hamsik, M SVK £16m
Forsberg, E SWE £2m
Silva, A POT £0.5m
Morata, A ESP £20m
Janko, M AUT £10m
£92m
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Bala Rinas 2015/16

Lewis
Day release: The Bala Rinas manager

Manager: Lewis (Wales)

Twitter name@jsl105

Since: 2007 (committee member – league treasurer)

Home ground: Bala Park

Training facility: Tutu Lake

Trophy cabinet: empty

Kenna Index rating: 0.47 – 7th
2007/08 – 12th (relegated)
2011/12 – 8th
2012/13 – 13th
2013/14 – 3rd
2014/15 – 3rd

Sympathies: Wrexham

Darts musicC.R.E.A.M. – Wu Tang Clan

Season preview in one sentence: Unable to attend the treasurer sent a second, who despite instructions otherwise took great pleasure in signing David de Gea.

de Gea, D MUN  £                0.50
Dier, E TOT  £                0.50
Pieters, E STO  £                1.00
Mangala, E MCY  £                6.00
Lescott, J WBA  £             12.00
Ramsey, A ARS  £             18.00
Payet, D WHM  £             10.00
McCarthy, J EVE  £                2.00
Ayew, A SWA  £             10.00
Pelle, G SOT  £             15.00
Sturridge, D LIV  £             20.00
     £             95.00

First transfer window – Friday 2 October 2015

No changes.

Remaining budget: £15m

Second transfer window – Friday 5 February 2016

No changes.

Remaining budget: £15m

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Bala Rinas 2014/15

Lewis
Day release: The Bala Rinas manager

Manager: Lewis (Wales)

Twitter name@jsl105

Since: 2007 (committee member – treasurer)

Last season: 3rd

Trophy cabinet: Empty (highest league position – last season)

Sympathies: Wrexham

Darts musicC.R.E.A.M. – Wu Tang Clan

Season preview in one sentence: Chamakh and Jovetic yet to perform to their heralded potential in the Kenna, so it looks like the treasurer will be relying on Cahill, Ramsey and Eriksen to better last season’s third place.

Guzan, B AVL  £0.50 
Cahill, G CHE  £15.00 
Kelly, M (TW2) CRY  £0.50 
Brown, W (TW2) SUN  £0.50 
Trippier, K BUR  £0.50 
Eriksen, C TOT  £24.00 
Ramsey, A ARS  £20.00 
Tadic, D SOT  £10.00 
Sissoko, M NEW  £3.00 
Bony, W (TW2) MCY  £23.00 
Diouf, M (TW2) STO  £0.50 
 £97.50m

First transfer window – Friday 17 October 2014

No transfers. Not even Marouane Chamakh.

Remaining budget: £16m

Second transfer window – Saturday 7 February 2015

In
Kelly, M – defender, CRY – £0.5m
Brown, W – defender, SUN – £0.5m
Bony, W – striker, MCY – £23m
Diouf, M – striker, STO – £0.5m

Out
Lovren, D – defender, LIV – £0m
Rafael – defender, MUN – £0m
Jovetic, S – striker, MCY – £0m
Chamakh, M – striker, ARS – £0m

Remaining budget: £1.5m

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Bala Rinas 2013/14

Lewis
Day release: The Bala Rinas manager

Manager: Lewis (Wales)

Twitter name: @jsl105

Since: 2007 (committee member – treasurer)

Last season: 13th

Trophy cabinet: Empty (highest league position – 8th in 2011/12)

Sympathies: Wrexham

Darts music: C.R.E.A.M. – Wu Tang Clan

Outlook (on 10 September 2013): The treasurer has long tried to impose his tactics on the field, but his record is not a rosy one. The second-least successful manager in league history, it took him three seasons in the wilderness to overcome the ignominy of steering The Trinny Men to last place in his debut campaign. Returning at the helm of Bala Rinas in 2011, his team’s performances on the pitch have been eclipsed by his realpolitik at Kenna HQ. Elevation to the league committee in July last year led to fierce criticism from Kenna managers who questioned the appointment’s probity.

Rumours were flying in the build up to August’s auction that the Bala Rinas boss had turned his expansive accountancy skills to squad selection and he’d devised an ingenious balance sheet to identify Kenna-winning talent. The manager’s homework appears to be paying off. In what’s being touted as a Kenna first, all eleven of the Bala Rinas team turned out for the first two competitive weeks of the season.

Another 35 weeks to go and all’s well, but with Paulinho the most expensive player at £17m, will the Bala Rinas manager live to regret his decision not to make some bigger signings? And who will he choose to jettison between Foster and Sessegnon come the October transfer window?

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Mannone, V SUN £0.5m
Monreal, N ARS £8m
Shaw, L SOT £5.5m
Collins, J WHM £0.5m
Heitinga, J FUL £2.5m
Fellaini, M MUN £0.5m
Nasri, S MCY £2m
Sissoko, M NEW £10m
Paulinho TOT £17m
Chamakh, M CRY £14m
Lukaku, R EVE £3m
£63.5m

First transfer window – 5 October 2013

Starting budget: £6m, remaining budget: £6m, net profit/loss: broken even

(Hyperlink denotes club to which player was sold)

Out       In      
Pos Player Team Sold Pos Player Team Value
GK Foster, B WBA £0.5m GK Stockdale, D FUL £0.5m

Second transfer window – 7 February 2014

Out In
Position Player Team Sold Position Player Team Paid
GK Stockdale, D FUL Free GK Mannone, V SUN £0.5m
DEF Luna, A AVL Free DEF Monreal, N ARS £8m
DEF Agger, D LIV £5m DEF Heitinga, J FUL £2.5m
MID Sessegnon, S WBA Free MID Fellaini, M MUN £0.5m
MID Routledge, W SWA £1m MID Nasri, S MCY £2m
STR Crouch, P STO £10m STR Chamakh, M CRY £14m
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Bala Rinas

Manager: Lewis (Wales)

Twitter name: @jsl105

Since: 2007 (committee member – Treasurer)

Last season: 8th

Trophy cabinet: Empty (highest league position – last season)

Sympathies: Wrexham

Darts music: C.R.E.A.M. – Wu Tang Clan

Outlook: Scarred by relegation in his debut at the helm of The Trinny Men in 2007/08, the Welshman took time out from the pressure of Kenna management before assuming the reins of Bala Rinas last season, and with some success. His follow up campaign began with some respectable business, but with a red card for Agger already and the fire of Grant Holt and Djibril Cisse up front, discipline could be an issue.

(B) = player awarded under the Titus Bramble ruling

Jaaskelainen, J WHM £0.5m
Agger, D LIV £15m
Neville, P EVE £4m
Koscielny, L ARS £0.5m
Fabio QPR £0.5m
Hernandez, P SWA £10m
Duff, D FUL £16m
Johnson, B NOR £1m
Bale, G TOT £26m
Ba, D CHE £42m
Di Santo, F WIG £0.5m
 Total £116m

Second transfer window – 1 February 2013

Out     In
Hooiveld, J SOT £0.5m Fabio QPR £0.5m
Nani MUN £15m Hernandez, P SWA £10m
McClean, J SUN £14m Johnson, B NOR £1m
Holt, G NOR £9m Ba, D CHE £42m

First transfer window – Friday 26 October 2012

Out     In
Savic, S (B) MCY £10m Koscielny, L ARS £0.5m
Kaboul, Y TOT £6.5m Hooiveld, J SOT £0.5m
Moses, V CHE £12m Duff, D FUL £16m
Marveaux, S NEW £2m Bale, G TOT £26m
Cisse, D QPR £12m Di Santo, F WIG £0.5m
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Bala Rinas (second window)

Manager: Mr Seimon Lewis

Since: 2006

Trophy cabinet: empty

Sympathies: Wrexham

Freidel, B TOT £4m
Luiz, D CHE £21m
Carragher, J LIV £9m
Rangel, A (B) SWA £1.5m
Koscielny, L ARS £0.5m
Sessegnon, S SUN £2m
Milner, J MCY £7m
Valencia, A MUN £0.5m
Pienaar, S EVE £12m
The Yak BLR £16m
Agbonlahor, G AVL £10m
£86m
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Bala Rinas (first window)

Manager: Mr Seimon Lewis

Since: 2006

Trophy cabinet: empty

Sympathies: Wrexham

Freidel, B TOT £0.5m
Luiz, D CHE £21m
Carragher, J LIV £9m
Rangel, A (B) SWA £1.5m
Koscielny, L ARS £0.5m
Sessegnon, S SUN £2m
Milner, J MCY £7m
Valencia, A MUN £0.5m
Pienaar, S EVE £12m
The Yak BLR £10m
Agbonlahor, G AVL £10m
£86m
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Bala Rinas

Manager: Mr Seimon Lewis

Since: 2006

Trophy cabinet: empty

Sympathies: Wrexham

Jaaskelainen, J BOL £4m
Luiz, D CHE £21m
Carragher, J LIV £9m
Rangel, A (B) SWA £1.5m
Bardsley, P SUN £11m
Arshavin, A ARS £14.5m
Milner, J MCY £7m
N’Zogbia, C AVL £15m
Cahill, T EVE £9m
Owen, M (B) MUN £0.5m
Pavlyuchenko, R TOT £4m
    £96.5m

 

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