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  1. Philodoof

    Rahul W's rating predictions

    I can confirm that. Have had situations like that more than once.
  2. Philodoof

    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Yeah, okay, I'll be more careful with that.:-) But also on comunio Lichtsteiner had a rather low rating of 5.15 considering he was a 91. So two sources that may have some flaws. But both pointing the thumb towards the same direction.
  3. Philodoof

    Rahul W's rating predictions

    I also would say, that Juventus is a stronger club compared to Arsenal. Just compare Juventus success in CL with Arsenals. But I don't think it's relevant for the Lichtsteiner -1 decision so I don't think it ought to be the center of discussion. He was playing for Juventus in the recent season half and that's what the rating changes refer to I thought, not what might happen in the future when he plays for another club. I also don't think the age was relevant here. Just look at whoscored. https://www.whoscored.com/Teams/87/Show/Italy-Juventus According to this source Lichtsteiners performances were only the 21st best of the team, and a 6,59 season Rating is pretty weak for a 91 rated player. I would have given him a downrate as well.
  4. Philodoof

    Rahul W's rating predictions

    To me it seems like they are evaluating the Premier League really strict. Maybe as Admins from England they want to show that they don't favour their home league and as a result they drift into the opposite direction. I had the same impression when they were doing the Championship. With regards to winter I maybe shouldn't invest as much in players from English clubs as I have done this time.
  5. Philodoof

    Rahul W's rating predictions

    They did most of Gladbach today and around half of Frankfurt. Counted together this is MORE than a complete team...
  6. Philodoof

    Rahul W's rating predictions

    I don't understand why they are beating up so many players with lesser match practice so much (particular when not young anymore)...they have to be weaker than those who are playing on relevant position. But they are doing much more than that in some cases. I kind of find it presumptuous. If they want to punch down players I could recommend plenty of neglected overrated players from meanwhile lower Divions or less important leagues.
  7. Philodoof

    Rahul W's rating predictions

    To prevent it to be assumed, I’m not asking for predictions for those. I spent many hours making my own predictions. I just thought that might be an interesting topic to discuss and you do those things here too I noticed. The German football magazine Kicker chose it’s top Eleven for the just finished season, maybe some here are interested in that: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg) – Jerome Boateng (Bayern), Naldo (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Bayern) – Charles Aranguiz (Leverkusen) - Nico Schulz (Hoffenheim), James Rodriguez (Bayern), Lars Bender (Leverkusen) – Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Serge Gnabry (Hoffenheim) – Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) That of course doesn’t mean those were automatically good buys. For example I had Casteels during the winter Rating Changes since he finally showed improvements in his play, but Soccermanager didn’t honor his improvements despite he is among the weakest rated goalkeepers in Germany, they let him stay. I personally think naming him the best keeper of the season is too much. His advantage was, that many players in the field in Wolfsburg played really disappointingly and so he tended to be the best player from Wolfsburg in matches. Goalkeepers often look better, the worse their colleagues play as they are often ineffected by bad team shapes. But I still think he should be rated way above the 86 he currently has. It seemed he finally had his breakthrough season. But I kind of doubt given no rating change in winter, that he will be a buy worth recommending. Since they didn’t improve his rating back then I would assume them to be sceptical enough on this player to only give him 87. It’s very interesting how different opinions on certain players can be. I also certainly wouldn’t name Nico Schulz as part of the Eleven of the season. He showed some nice improvements in the second part of the season in particular. But he also got some sunshine from how Hoffenheim played as a team. Yes he improved, but improving players tend to be hyped. I think there is other players on this position who have played better and/ore riper. For example no mather if David Alaba or Juan Bernat are playing for Bayern, you can clearly see they have a superior skill set although they weren’t lucky enough too be as much involved in goal scoring or assisting as Schulz or Max. So I think for this position they’ve rather been going with a hype here. Lars Bender is a player I would like to specifically address as well. Not because I disagree with Kickers choice, but because I disagree with Löw not taking him to Russia. From how he played this season Bender would have deserved it. But of course that’s not the way how it works. You don’t pick the best individual players, you gotta pick a team you think will be successful together, successful with the tactics you want to play. So I’m not gonna blame Löw for not taking him. Some strong players just have to stay at home, it’s always that way and I find it funny when coaches or fans get actually even furious about such squad decisions. If trainers would pick to either satisfy or spite public opinion, that’s what I think would actually be problematic. The important thing is a coach has a good plan, that he takes necessary steps to follow it through. But back to Lars Bender. I was surprised that apparently some people are fearing him to drop. He usually played really good when availabe for selection. He is a really reliable player who is in my opinion very important to the team. I would even call him the most important player in this years Leverkusen squad. The same as his brother Sven he has some tendencies to be injured and then miss some matches due to that. As long as the soccer manager admins do their job and note that his amount playing time was due to injuries, he shouldn’t be degraded. I personally even voted for a rise, since I think he is better than 90. His brother Sven Bender on the other hand I find worse than his current 90. He excelled at being a workhorse as a defensive midfielder. But those times are past. He nowadays usually plays a defender (maybe due to wearing off) and I don’t think he is as good at that job. Maybe there is the risk they might mix up those twins.
  8. I was wondering if it was a huge stupidity to loan out a player with only a one year contract. Would he be leaving me for sure for free at the end of a season then, or would it still be possible to call back the player during the season and extend his contract? Anyone with experiences here?
  9. Added Biankadi, Wagner, Eggersglüß and Volkmer lately. Yesterday I spontaneously went into a break from this project, since I noticed that the backlog on edited players had shrunk to a rarely low level. I used that opportunity to clear my to-do list for those kinds of changes and then while on a roll I went through a bunch more. So I might have to wait a week or two until I can add the next League 3 player. :-( But it was worth it.
  10. Great! :-) I submitted Auberbach yesterday. Hope I don't have to wait for four days again until I can submit the next player.
  11. Philodoof

    Unmanaged Club made an offer as well

    Thanks for the information. :-) Unfortunately I cannot make a higher offer anymore. They just concluded the bidding phase. Normally it takes around 24 hours until the bidding phase is over. This time it stopped after 17 hours only. :-(
  12. I have a question about a situation I never had before. I have made an offer for a player from an unmanaged Club in a League of mine. In the meanwhile this unmanaged Club has received an offer from another unmanaged Club (where the player plays in reality). Do I have to make a new offer of higher value if I want this player right now? I never had to compete against a computer club.
  13. Thanks! :-) I put his height in. You also should now be able to add and edit in this spreadsheet as well, just gave you permission.
  14. Okay. I will leave those players on the file and then have a new look from time to time. Often those information are added at some point later. Especially during summer breaks when at some points clubs often are busy updating their team section on their club homepage.
  15. I had a notification on my smartfone. Now you should have access. But it's strange.:-/ I wanted it in a way, that everybody could look at it, without asking for permission. I don't know where I made a mistake there.:-( But you should be able to look at the table now. :-) Yesterday evening I completed the list as far as I could, when I was bored.;-) But for one player I couldn't find data about his height and for a bunch of 8 players I wasn't able to find information about weight. :-( But I was able to find all the information for the majority of players and I think so far I only have added players where I was able to find everything.