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Grey Wizards
Full name
The Grey Wizards Football Club
Nickname(s)
Wizards, Grey Wizards
Founded
December 12, 2005
Ground
Bagshot Row (Capacity 17,280)
Manager
Mithrandir
League
English Premiership
2008-07
English Premiership, 8th


The Grey Wizards Football Club, commonly referred to by the abbreviation The Grey Wizards FC or simply Grey Wizards, is an English professional football club based in Birmingham, West Midlands. The club was founded in 2005 by the clubs current Manager, Mithrandir.

The most successfull year for the club was in the 2007-5 season, when the club won the tough Championship (A) league and made it to the Quarter Final of the prestigious England National Cup.

Their home games are played at Bagshot Row, a large 15.000 seater stadium with green and red seats.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in December 12, 2005, by then 18 year old Tolkien and Football fanatic Mithrandir. Name and colours of the club are inspired by the Lord of the Rings character Gandalf the Grey. Five days after the clubs founding, the first match was played against now deffunct club FC Gooch. The match ended in a 0-1 loss for the Wizards. Oscar Amaral became the first signing for the new club, and he would cost the club £150/week, plus £1000 in sign on bonus. When Ritchie Joyner joined the club for £200.000, from now deffunct club Portsmouth Pirates, he became the first club to club signing for the club. After half a month away from matches, the club played Brazilian football club Atletico Mineiro from Belo Horizonte. The clubs first away match ended in a 0-1 defeat, once again.

January 27, 2006, the club played it's first official match. The club participated in Pre-Season Tournament 1, but lost during Extra-time against The Silkmen (later left the English league system to restart in the new Irish League as The Irish Silkmen. The faith of the clubs future was going to be decided in the 2nd Pre-season Tournament. This time, the Wizards played exeptionatly well and got to the Tournaments Semi Final (Final?). Unfortunatly Sutton Grammar United were to strong, and beat Wizards 0-1.

Thanks to the good run in the Pre-season tournament, Wizards got the honour of playing in the top league, against teams like Aliens, Irons, SGU, Gypsy Rovers and US Arsenal.

(To be continued)

Season 7Edit

After the pretty succesfull 6th season in which the club ended up 9th in the league, Manager Mithrandir was aiming to climb into the top 5 of the league. However this season was largely a big dissapointment for the club. Last seasons signing Lawson Burke was far away from his strong performance in season 6 and was missing a lot of chances for the Wizards team. A 4 week injury sidlined him for the majority of the 2nd half of the season and Wizards saw themselves at the relegation battle. The last Matchday preformance against powerhouse Aliens helped them to a 8th place finish ahead of Cosmltin, Surrey, HaveIt and Spankysallstars. With 2-0 and the last goal scored by Lawson Burke it looks like the seasons question marks might be changed next season as the league becomes increasingly more dificult to play in.

Club Relegation and Financial crisisEdit

The Grey Wizards FC was relegated in Season 9 to the Championship B after 4 seasons in the Premiership. A month after the relegation manager Mithrandir dissapeared and was not seen near Bagshot Row ever again. The club entered the Championship B without the manager and owner, and the club started to fall apart due to financial troubles and the clubs assistants unable to create a solid formation.

When the club entered the 3rd level in the league system the financial trouble made the club enter bankruptcy and the entire team leave. After a failed atempt to restart the club with new finances and players , the club was put out of it's misery and left the English league system for good.

What about manager Mithrandir? Just like the character he was named after (Gandalf), Mithrandir made a return to Dugout Online under the name Erumaro and started with a new team in his native Swedish league.

PlayersEdit

As of 23 June 2008.[1]

No
Pos
Name
Age
Cou
Rat
1
GK
Salbatore Torres
22
MEX
35
16
GK
Jed Ellison
22
ENG
33
2
RB
Sidinei Andrade
25
BRA
34
44
RB
Herb Banister
20
ENG
26
13
CD
Norris Sands
29
ENG
35
4
CD
Radu Marculescu
29
ROM
34
25
CD
Nicu Constantin
33
ROM
31
3
LB
Shaun Stack
30
ENG
34
19
LB
Sidinei Farias
18
BRA
32
23
RM
David Traylor
20
ENG
31
27
RM
Eusebio Borges
32
POR
30
22
CM
Elio Laranjeira
28
POR
38
21
CM
Oskar Vaino
32
EST
32
10
CM
Hadrien Gicquel
32
FRA
34
20
CM
Borisav Ostrozinska
21
BIH
27
8
LM
Silviu Sandu
29
ROM
34
9
FC
Lawson Burke
27
ENG
38
99
FC
Godfrey Outterridge
25
ENG
29
7
FC
Lorn Banister
19
ENG
31

Out on loanEdit

Hadrien Gicquel | Oskar Vaino

Notable playersEdit

Listed according to when they debuted for The Grey Wizards FC :

Club statistics and recordsEdit

Colours and badgeEdit

As the club name suggests, the club uses different shades of grey in their official gear. The kit have warried from season to season and only as recently as season 5 did the club keep a previous kits style. The current home kit is a gradient green and grey shirt with grey shorts. Away kit is a gradient grey and green shirt with green shorts.

Future home kits will likely be based on the current one (as of season 6), while the away kit will be more exprimental with colours and design.

The current badge of the Wizards is designed by English manager Trev of Red Park Avenue. An alternative logo is used during the off-season.

StadiumEdit

Hobbiton have served as the clubs home ground for the 6 seasons the club been in existance. The oldest stand in the ground is the eastern one (stand 2), constructed in the clubs childhood. Every year the stadium have been upgraded with more seats and when the Wizards finally returned too Premiership football in season 5, the club built a new 3000 seat stand in green, where the clubs most devout supporters are. The stadium is set for it's biggest change yet, when the two oldest red stands will become bigger and green. Hobbiton will also change it's name to Bagshot Row. The capacity will be above 10.000 seats, and the club will try and improve it even more during the following seasons (depending on the financial situation.

Supporters and rivalriesEdit

HonoursEdit

National titlesEdit

Championship (A):

  • (1): 2007-05

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