->"In a surprising turn of events, it's raining in England."
-->-- Creator/JohnGreen

A web series on the {{Vlogbrothers}} Hank Games channel in which Creator/JohnGreen talks about things while the Swindon Town Swoodilypoopers play football. While John isn't actually very good at the game (although he's gotten better at it, playing in the Premier League on world-class skill level), he still manages to intrigue watchers with the stories he tells or the topics about which he talks. The players have become characters with their own lives and backstories.

In March 2013, John switched from FIFA 2011 to FIFA 2013 in a new series called ''[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlfLHAPCj1GLYPCZ4bjO6ikk6uyLJdhCq Swoodlypoopers Strike Back]].'' Following that series' [[SophomoreSlump premature demise]], John moves on to FIFA 2014 to coach AFC Wimbledon, aka the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1QNPncPVng AFC Wimbly Womblys]].

!!''The Miracle of Swindon Town'' contains examples of:
* AerithAndBob: On a broad scale of John to ''Voluptuous.''
* TheAlcoholic: Fat Lucas had a bad history of alcohol abuse, enabled by his former team, which was sponsored by a pub. In fact, that's part of the reason why he's so fat. He's been sober for a long time now, though.
* AlliterativeName: Perry Parry, Merrick Maric, Bodin Bodin.
* {{Angrish}}: ''FOOGE-KA-BOOGE!'' "Sorry, I spend all my time talking to a baby."
* BadassMoustache: Bald John Green
* BaldOfAwesome: Bald John Green, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin of course.]]
* TheBigGuy: Cteve Austin.
* BondOneLiner: After a good save by Berna, John will usually quip "You just got a 1st/2nd/3rd degree [[PunnyName Berna]]!"
* CatchPhrase: "Bald John Green...FINISHER!"
* {{Defictionalization}}: The chant made up for the fictional "One Size" Fitz Hall has been used for the real life Fitz Hall, too. (Whose nickname is also, coincidentally, "One Size.")
* FieryRedhead: "Ginger Rampage" didn't exactly get his nickname for nothing.
* HappilyMarried: Bald John Green and Other John Green, as well as Voluptuous Pericard and his wife Alice.
* TheHeart: Bald John Green. Other John Green is the best player on the team, but Bald John Green is the team's emotional leader. Whenever they're down, he gives them a RousingSpeech in the lockers.
* TheHero: Bald John Green.
* TheLancer: Other John Green.
* LeeroyJenkins: The aptly-named Lerooooy Williamson, who occasionally scores, but mostly just runs up the middle of the field in a very aggressive rush that doesn't accomplish anything.
* MightyGlacier: Fat Lucas, one of the team's two goalies. Unlike the speedy Ricardo "Bunsen" Burna, Fat Lucas's philosophy is just to take up as much space in the goal as possible.
* TheNicknamer: The fans usually come up with the first names / nicknames for the characters, as the game only gives you a first initial and a last name.
* OddFriendship: Merrick Maric and Ricardo "Bunsen" Berna, due to the fact that Maric can't speak (or [[TheVoiceless chooses not to]]) and Berna is not fluent in English.
* OneSteveLimit: Strongly averted. There's actually three characters with the same full name--Bald John Green, his husband Other John Green (''née'' John Bennett), and manager (and player) John Green.
* ShoutOut: To LeeroyJenkins, the player Leeeeeeeeeeeeeerooooooooooy Williamson. Gordon Taylor-Fletcher was also renamed after Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Stone Cold" Cteve-with-a-C Austin.
* SuddenlySexuality: Season Two started out with the reveal that the reason there are two John Greens is because they're a married couple.
* TheVoiceless: Merrick Maric.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Most of the team. Sir Swindon Town Swoodilypooper Cuthbert deserves a special mention. So does Beef Stock. And Ginger Rampage.

!!''Swoodlypoopers Strike Back'' contains examples of:
* ArcWords: "[[TheGreatGatsby Can't repeat the past? Why of course you can!]]"
** "We want points, not Gingers!"
* DarkerAndEdgier: The Swoodlypoopers lose more games, [[spoiler: Bald John Green leaves the team, and Manager!John has an apparent breakdown]].
* DownerEnding: Not only do the Swoodlypoopers lose the championship, John is fired by the team's board of directors.
* FreakOut: John in episode #68.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: John sure loves gingers.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: John in episode #68.
* ShoutOut: To TheGreatGatsby throughout the season.
** From episode #68: "Everything's just going to be fine if I can just, if I can just get Daisy Buchanan to understand-- stop thinking about your child, Daisy Buchanan, and think, think about me for a second!"
** Becomes FridgeHorror when you remember that John just got back from ''paternity leave''.
* WhamEpisode: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdhJ7LMYaxE Episode #80]]: [[spoiler: John is fired as manager of the team]].
* WhatTheHellHero: Bald John Green to Manager!John in episode #62 over John's mismanagement of the team.

!!''AFC Wimbly Womblys'' contains examples of:
* AsYouKnow: Inverted as a RunningGag: "Did you know, [[TheGhost Meredith]], that Seb Brown once saved two penalties against Luton Town to send us into the Football League?"
* TheAtoner: John seems determined to not make the same mistakes that he made in FIFA 2013.
* BerserkButton: Any time Callum Kennedy is mentioned, John can't resist mentioning how terrible his haircut is.
* TheBusCameBack: Bald John Green and Other John Green are back on the same team again.
* ConjoinedTwins: Some Moore and Less Moore were originally this before being separated as infants.
* {{Defictionalization}}: John's putting ad revenue from the Womblys' page views towards a real sponsorship of the real AFC Wimbledon.
* DistractedByTheSexy: John often waxes rhapsodic about how amazingly good looking his players are, Bald John Green in particular.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Other John Green dyes his hair red in exchange for Manager!John's promise to never buy another [[HeroesWantRedHeads ginger]].
* NeverLiveItDown: After Green Eggs and Sheringham was [[InterruptedIntimacy caught in the team's locker room with a fan]], John changed his goal celebration song to "He scores with his shoe, he scored in the loo..."
* PintsizedPowerhouse: R. "The Golden Child" Gauld, 17 years old and only 5'1". He seems to [[SerialEscalation get younger, tinier, and more amazing]] every time John [[RunningGag mentions him]].
* PrecisionFStrike: During the Wimbly Wombly's game against [[ArchEnemy mk Dons]], John's language gets a little more... [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch salty]].
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The RealLife AFC Wimbledon sort of counts as this: after their owners moved Wimbledon FC to Milton Keynes, the supporters founded their own club and are now the only supporter-owned football club in the league.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Wimbly Womblys' jerseys are blue, and this series already seems to be more rational and grounded than the red-jerseyed Swoodlypoopers series.
* SamusIsAGirl: One of the Wimbledon players is Aliza Bennett, known as "[[PrideAndPrejudice Lizzie]]" by the fans (despite her [[InsistentTerminology stated preference that they use her actual name]]).
* ShoutOut: To ''Series/DoctorWho'' several times:
** The reason why Bald John Green and Other John Green are able to jump from FIFA game to FIFA game? They're Time Lords.
** The team name itself is a reference to the "big ball of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink wibbly-wobbly]]... [[TimeyWimeyBall timey-wimey]]... stuff."
* SiblingYinYang: Formerly-conjoined-twins Some Moore and Less Moore are examples of this: Some Moore has more innate talent, but Less Moore works harder. Becomes SiblingRivalry after Some Moore leaves the team.
** DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: John implies that the same could be said for him and his brother Hank, the latter being more responsible and hard-working, and John being BrilliantButLazy.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "They've got a ginger on Oxford United but that doesn't interest me anymore. [[BlatantLies Nope]]."
* TakeThat: After Some Moore leaves the team, John changes Less Moore's goal celebration song to "He scores with his left, he scores with his right, Less Moore makes Some Moore look [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch shi]][[ForeignCussWord te]]"