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  1. Worldwide Risers

    Just noticed that De Ligt's value increased from 4m to 6m. Eredivisie review coming soon?
  2. Worldwide Risers

    That's a bit odd.
  3. In Flemish we also use the word "Craque" and it roughly translates to genius (in the context of athletes, artists or highly skilled craft workers), a top quality player. It sounds like hat Arthur fella will move to Barca. How far along is he in his development? Is he ready to start for a big club or does he need a step or two?
  4. First of all, thanks. The bolded bit makes me think of Tite's Corinthians side that won the CWC against Chelsea. Despite Brazil being a far more dominant team, or at least that's what I expect from them in Russia, I was wondering if there are any parallels. I saw Tite selecting players with a Corinthians past but maybe that's just confirmation bias. Argentina's trainwreck in qualifying drew my attention so I haven't seen much of Brazil. I'm planning on having a closer look at Brazil ahead of Russia. Paulinho not working out for Spurs and moving to China saw his star wane but early this season he started cleaning up his reputation at club level. Willian might not be a favourite but he definitely isn't thought of as a poor player either and the effort he puts in has often received plaudits in England. Is Renato Augusto expected to add creativity in midfield? 4-1-4-1 with Casemiro shielding the back four and Paulinho as a box-to-box midfielder allows for an attack-minded/creative player operating in central areas. I'd let you be the judge if Coutinho could fit in there. I don't follow Liverpool that much but hasn't he been used in a deeper role from time to time? Of course, there's no need to fix what's already working. Funneling Brazil's attacks into a dead end will always be difficult regardless if you add creativity to midfield. Just curious how Tite will approach the group games and who'll get into the starting line-up.
  5. @-JMH- seeing you also follow the Selecao closely would you mind adding a little write-up on the team? I'd be interested in you thoughts on Tite and his tactics. A week ago FIFA published this two-part interview: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=tite-i-challenge-players-to-be-excellent-2921069.html http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=tite-individual-talent-is-no-longer-enough-2921838.html
  6. The Best of Belgian Football

    @-JMH- I'd guess Hughes will be hesitant to give him plenty of minutes with Stoke hoovering above the relegation zone. Ideally he'd stay with Anderlecht, perform at a high enough standard to receive a call-up for the World Cup (bringing him for experience +/- cover for both CB and DM positions) and then earns a transfer (maybe link up with Tielemans at Monaco). A club in the German or Spanish sub-top could also be a wise career move. For EPL news (with regards to Belgian players): https://twitter.com/HLNinEngeland
  7. The Best of Belgian Football

    There are quite a few clubs rumoured to be after him. I haven't seen a trustworthy source on the Stoke rumour.
  8. Rahul W's rating predictions

    It's pointed out because turning 27 is one of those important birthdays (like turning 25yo, 23yo, etc.). It's well worth taking into consideration when adding or getting rid of a player that you try to pick the best moments (incl. potential rating hikes). I try to be helpful and guess what I get in return. Sandro for example is now worth 28m. On 1 Feb. he'll drop to 24m and on top of that his value will start depreciating monthly (120K/month or something along those lines), going the way of Alba. If the deal had to be made now an older option, like Azpi, would even be less costly. AFAIK he doesn't have Sandro and instead he's looking to add a player. Age is such an important factor in the game. Sure you could assemble a high-rated team of older players. Yet you'll end up bleeding your club dry. For the long term, focus on doing as many deals possible with younger players (while picking the right moments) and you can build towards a truly dominant club. I try to keep the amount of defenders at the bare minimum while investing far more heavily in young attacking talent. In the end increasing the value of your club will translate to performances in matches. If you're not planning on staying long with a club: sure go for the highest rated players regardless of age and don't worry about your club's health.
  9. Rahul W's rating predictions

    Jordi Alba or Alex Sandro? Hummels or Pique? My guess is there are very decent, and especially in Pique's case, younger players on the market if those options are available to you. Considering Alex Sandro is turning 27 I'd also like to point out that he'll drop in value soon.
  10. Bundesliga Ratings Discussion

    At the rate they're going only England and Spain would be left to review in December and the big 5 review would be over a couple of weeks before Christmas. Maybe someone has a skiing trip planned and wants to get through the review asap.
  11. Rahul W's rating predictions

    RM put much higher price-tags on their players (smart move as it turns out). TBH I didn't think the Neymar rumours would come true at first but after a while there was too much smoke and in the end the fire was very real.
  12. Rahul W's rating predictions

    He and Suarez have birthdays coming up and will lose quite a bit of value. Messi too is headed for a massive drop. I'm expecting Neymar to be the most expensive player in a rather short while. He's the €222m man after all (worth roughly 1/3 of that in-game). I wonder how much Messi would cost in the current market (he has a €300m buy-out clause right?).
  13. Rahul W's rating predictions

    Yep any player aged 27 or older is a bigger drain and it gets worse with every birthday candle they blow out in their 30s (a bit later for goalies and earlier for attacking players). If you really need an older player I'd limit myself to a select list of truly world class players that are worth considering and even then I wouldn't carry more than a few.
  14. Rahul W's rating predictions

    Pique will turn 31yo and lose value soon (from 1 March onwards about 28m-24m). Similar as Godin who's a year older.
  15. Moses: "On game day Azpilicueta wakes everyone up and says we must go out there and try to win" I love Azpi and hope to see him reach 93 eventually but if he indeed pulls sh1t like this, please for the love of God, delete him from the database.
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