West Coast Gangstaz

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West Coast Gangstaz (67850)
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Managed by Thunderhawk

LocationStrathclyde Scotland
Arena2Pac Memorial Ground
Fan ClubThe Bloods & Crips

West Coast Gangstaz are currently on of the oldest clubs in Scotland despite being one of the least decorated, formed in the early summer of 2002 (25/07/02) the club have survived through many eras of the game and have played against some of Scotlands best sides during their history.

Great clubs to have played the Gangstaz include but not limited too Bogglers Divided, Glasgow Athletic, Everodd, Glen Cove Thistle and current dominant force in Scottish football Inches Athletic.

Fans of the club still revel in the pride of watching their side on a fantasy journey to the Scottish Cup final while playing in III.2, knocking out no fewer than 4 of the 8 Premier League sides that season. However there was no fairy-tale ending as the club lost the Scottish Cup Final 3-0.

Current

Series

The club plays in the lowest level of Hattrick Scotland in the V.174 series. This has been the clubs first season in the league and have finished as the champions, Winning the league on goal difference.

Squad

West Coast Gangstaz current first team squad is mainly made up from players who have come through the youth system as the chairman refused to spend money in the transfer market until the clubs financial status was in a very healthy state.

Youth players were promoted weekly into the first time until the club formed its own youth academy, a number of the players have made themselves unlikely first team regulars including Derek Stringer and Josh MacHugh who are well on their way to playing in their 200th games for the club.

Current number one Keith Lumsden has just completed his 15th season at the club and is destined for the WCG Hall of Fame.

Player Name and Nationality Position Player Name and Nationality Position
Scotland.gif Keith Lumsden GK Scotland.gif Clifford Tawse GK
Scotland.gif Calum MacLaverty WB Scotland.gif Bearchan MacDaniell ST
Scotland.gif Derek Stringer CBScotland.gif Chattan Neil PM
Scotland.gif Brian Grant CBScotland.gif Clint Ardgall ST
Usa.gif Robby Worthington CBScotland.gif George MacNeilage ST
Scotland.gif Josh MacHugh PMScotland.gif Horace Patrick W
Scotland.gif Patrick Gifford PMScotland.gif Jonathan MacAllister WB
Germany.jpg Elias Stoltzenberg STScotland.gif Josh Bain PM
Scotland.gif Louis Monzie STScotland.gif Marc Napier W
Scotland.gif Joseph MacVurieW/PM Scotland.gif Patrick MacTavish W
Scotland.gif Ian Ryan STFlag sweden.gif Malte KnutssonCoach

Key Players

The only two non-Scots in the Gangstaz first team squad are fans favourites and key players in both cup and league games. American centre back Robby Worthington is the club captain, having joined midway through season 13 he was the first ever Gangsta to play 100 competitive matches.

German frontman Elias Stoltzenberg is the other starman after scoring an impressive 152 competitive goals in 151 competitive games, including 23 hattricks during his time at the 2Pac Memorial Ground. Stoltzenberg nicknamed "The Divine One" due to his skill with a dead ball has also secured three golden boot award also.

The current logo was commisioned by the West Coast Gangstaz board to commemorate the West Coast Gangstaz fifth year as a Hattrick club and was designed by Canadian user Oshawa. Oshawa is currently manager of Oshawa Ogre (107171) and an active member of the Hattrick Logo Federation (HaLoFe) which supplies free logos to hattrick teams.

History

The Begining

Joining with two games left of season 4 the Gangstaz were relegated into a IV Series that was full of bots. The lack of competition nearly resulted in the team being removed as the manager had no real interest or reason to login.

Two times hattrick officials had to e-mail the owner to inform him to log in or lose his side.

The III.7 Era

With a new lease of life for the game, having secured his first trainees (Two youth pulls and a Spanish signing) West Coast Gangstaz built up a rivalry with fellow III.7 side FingersInCider. It was this rivarly that inspired the Gangstaz management to concentrate on the footballing side of the organisation. Which resulted in the club securing their first series III title and earning a play off to reach series II (Which they lost 2-0)

The Big Re-Build Era

Having failed to reach Division II, the chairman sold on the entire squad (With the exception of 3 players) during Season 13 and brought in an excellent trainer and 10 young playmakers which were to become the Gangstaz most successful side.

Season 14 seen them clinch the IV.33 title in the first season of asking, while midfielder Zelaya won the first of his eleven U-20 call up's. Moving into III.2 the club continued to improve and in Season 17 finished second in the league, losing out on goal difference and making it to the final of the Scottish Cup.

Season 18 saw the club win III.2 with 13 of the 14 league matches resulting in wins for the Gangstaz.

The Clear Out

Having reached Division 2, the management took the suprise move of once again selling the entire squad, the club is currently falling down the division as it builds up its money ready for another great era.

Club Honours

  • P1 green-new.gif Series Champions III.2 season 18
  • P1 red-new.gif Series Champions IV.33 season 14
  • P1 green-new.gif Series Champions III.7 season 10
  • P1 red-new.gif Series Champions IV.64 season 5

Management Errors

All new players are advised NOT to make these mistakes....

No Training Programme

Probably the number one source of income in hattrick is training players to a high standard then selling them on, West Coast Gangstaz never had a training programme in place from Season 4 - Season 8.

Season 9, 10, 11 and 12 Seen the club only training three main players in the playmaking skill.

It was not until Season 13, almost 9 seasons of exsistance, that the management recruited 10 players to train in playmaking!

5-5-0 Counter Attack

When using counter attack you can afford to lose the midfield battle so long as your defence and attack are better than your opponents. However the Gangstaz manager fielded NO attackers and still counter-attacked in matchID=15032709. Gangstaz where lucky to escape with a 1-1 draw due to a special event goal.