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  1. Ratings 2012/2013 by timesle I talked to Phil recently and he told me that he is not going to make a new prediction thread for the next rating changes. Of course these are bad news for the whole forum as his prediction threads have been one of the best looking and most accurate ones in here. Maybe he'll be in the mood again to make one later this season. I personally hope so. However after I heard it, I decided to give it a try and make own Bundesliga predictions based on my SM experience, my football knowledge and general stats. Don't expect them to be as accurate as Phil's have been but I think it will help most people. As you will see I often predicted 2 possible ratings. The one mentioned first is the one of which I think is more probable. Please don't ask for an exact probability. These ratings might be updated if the Bundesliga won't be reviewed in the next few weeks. Certain Risers in green Possible Risers in purple Certain Stayers in blue Possible droppers in orange Certain droppers in red
  2. Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread 2010/11 With the Bundesliga becoming stronger again and so more people might being interested in the Bundesliga I thought it would be a good idea to make a Bundesliga discussion thread for the upcoming season. Here you can discuss the transfers, the rumours, the matchdays, the goals, ... Everything that concerns the Bundesliga except the SM stuff (player ratings, etc). In the previous season those things have mainly been discussed in the respective Bundesliga rating thread in the player ratings forum. But as I currently have some free time due to my semester break I decided to waste my time in creating this thread.
  3. International Friendly Thread I noticed that so far there is no thread where you can discuss about the recent international friendlies. Of course for some friendlies someone has started an own thread and I think this is OK if there are enough people interested in talking about this friendly. However I for myself don't have the desire to start a new thread if I want to write a few sentences about something that happened in a friendly. The next few days among others the following matches will be played: Saturday, 26th March Mexico - Paraguay Portugal - Chile Sunday, 27th March USA - Argentina Brazil - Scotland Tuesday, 29th March Portugal - Finland Germany - Australia Ireland - Uruguay Ukraine - Italy France - Croatia England - Ghana Wednesday, 30th March Costa Rica - Argentina
  4. World Cup 2014 - Brazil Today at 4pm the seeding for the groups will take place so I guess it's about time to stop discussing in the "Qualification thread" and move the topic to this one. Here are the pots again:
  5. Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread

    Re: Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread IMO a very skilled player technically. Certainly one of the best at Stuttgart - which however doesn't neccessary mean that much ( ). His freekicks and corners would certainly help any team with some strong heading-players. Nevertheless it's kind of suspicious that he seems not to be able to become a undisputed regular at Stuttgart - regardles under which coach (Labbadia, Schneider, Stevens, Veh and Stevens again). I personally doubt that his in-game-performances are the reason for this. I rather can imagine, that he isn't the most hardworking player in practice. So the coaches might think that he can't help a team in a relegation battle.
  6. Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread

    Re: Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread Basically something of both. Currently he gets the chance to start in his favourite position as a striker as Ibisevic wasn't fully fit due to fever. However Werner is also one of the best forward talents in Germany. His stats in youth have been immense and he already showed his class in the last season. Nevertheless he still needs to improve and to become a bit more constant in his performances (which is kind of hard at an inconstant club like Stuttgart).
  7. Official World Cup 2014 Thread

    Re: Official World Cup 2014 Thread Well, if nobody wants to score we also can play against Argentina and the Dutch on Sunday. Does this sound to arrogant now?
  8. Official World Cup 2014 Thread

    Re: Official World Cup 2014 Thread In order to make a 4th change and so lose the game. Would be pretty smart indeed.
  9. Official World Cup 2014 Thread

    Re: Official World Cup 2014 Thread German line-up (just like against France): Neuer-Lahm©,Boateng,Hummels, Höwedes-Schweinsteiger,Khedira-Müller,Kroos,Özil-Klose
  10. Official World Cup 2014 Thread

    Re: Official World Cup 2014 Thread We neither have Gotze nor Muller. But we do have Götze and Müller. I might add because their fans are the biggest grammar nazis around.
  11. Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread

    Re: Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread So glad that this Bundesliga season has finally finished. Competition for the championship => agonizingly boring Competition for the CL spots => not as boring as number 1 but still ... yawn Competition for staying in the league => the most interesting thing however as Stuttgart was part of it almost up to the end of the season, I still wasn't amused. At least Hamburg, Nürnberg and Braunschweig were nice enough not to fight for staying in the league by unified losing the last 5 matches. And saying this it seems quite shocking that the competition for staying in the league was the most interesting part in this years Bundesliga season. What else to say? Congratulations to Bayern for winning the league. Looking forward now for the World Cup. However I doubt Germany will be able to win the whole tournament in Brazil. Not later than facing Italy / Spain Löw will probably think again that it might be worth adapting our style to the opponent and we all know what happened last time... IMO Brazil will win it. The home advantage and the quality of the individual players will be enough I guess. And after that we will be able to look forward to the next Bundesliga season. And as a Stuttgart supporter it basically can only get better. For sure there will be a new coach as even Huub Stevens isn't up for coaching us longer - or the Stuttgart board isn't up for keep on with a coach who knows what he is doing and who knows where the team needs improvement. Will be much easier to get a coach who is happy to be one of a Bundesliga club and who won't moan because of weak spots in the squad. Rumours say that Tuchel might leave Mainz though and I can imagine that he will move to Schalke. Even though they reached the 3rd place the fans aren't too happy with Keller as they don't see any development.
  12. "The Road to Brazil" Today at 7 pm the qualification groups will be drawn in Rio. These are the seeding pots for Europe based on this ranking: Pot 1: Spain, Netherlands, Germany, England, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Norway, Greece Pot 2: France, Montenegro, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Slovenia, Turkey, Serbia, Slovakia Pot 3: Switzerland, Israel, Ireland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Ukraine, Hungary Pot 4: Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia, Lithuania, Albania, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Austria, Poland Pot 5: Armenia, Finland, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Moldova, Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands Pot 6: Wales, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malta, Andorra, San Marino A few surprises in there like France being only in pot 2 whilst Norway and Greece being in pot 1. Another one is that Wales is in the last pot and Faroe Islands therefore is in pot 5.
  13. Re: UEFA Champions League Discussion thread To Borussia Dortmund:
  14. Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread

    Re: Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread
  15. As I really like the concept and as quite some people showed interest to join the old " Race to reach 90", I decided to create a new one. The concept is basically the same as in the old thread. But for the sake of simplicity I will explain it once again.☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Every forumer - even those who have participated in the first edition - is allowed to choose one player, who is rated below 80 (i.e. 79/78/77/...) on SM, of which he (or she) believes that the player will reach 90 as soon as possible (and ideally before every other player). ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ No more nominations allowed! ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
  16. Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread

    Re: Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread Probably this was rather a rhetorical statement however I'm pleased to help you along with that. Domestically it must have been in 2009 against Wolfsburg when Grafite scored such a lovely goal: e8eLSpDa_1E Some brilliant players were in the Bayern starting XI back then such as Rensing, Lell or Breno. And the subs were just as great: Ottl or Borowski. Most of these players would now probably be happy to be towel rail for those who are subbed in nowadays. Kind of impressive how the Bayern squad has changed in the past few years.
  17. Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread

    Re: Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread As I expected the reason for the move is just the money. According to the Express Sam can earn up to 3.5M € at Schalke each year. So a typical Horst "Hotte" Heldt deal in my eyes, who seems to buy only those players who are well-known for the normal Bundesliga supporter. But if he then decides to buy a player this player gets a nice amount of money for sure. At least Schalke don't have to pay a high transfer fee due to the clause. Still IMO Sam is not worth over 3M each year.
  18. Official Manchester United Thread

    Re: Official Red Devils Thread For the youth-interested United fans: The U19 will participate today at the Mercedes Benz Junior Cup and will face Dortmund, Fluminense and Schalke. This will be their squad: Joel Castro Pereira, Dean Henderson; Liam Grimshaw, Paddy McNair; Ben Pearson, Joe Rothwell, Josh Harrop, Andreas Pereira, James Weir, Matthew Willock; Sam Byrne, James Wilson. Schedule of the Group Stage matches: 13:05 - 13:25 Fenerbahce Istanbul - SC Freiburg 13:28 - 13:48 FC Schalke 04 - Borussia Dortmund 13:51 - 14:11 VfB Stuttgart - GC Zürich 14:14 - 14:34 Manchester United - Fluminense FC 14:37 - 14:57 VfB Stuttgart - Fenerbahce Istanbul 15:00 - 15:20 FC Schalke 04 - Manchester United 15:23 - 15:43 GC Zürich - SC Freiburg 15:46 - 16:06 Borussia Dortmund - Fluminense FC 16:09 - 16:29 VfB Stuttgart - SC Freiburg 16:32 - 16:52 FC Schalke 04 - Fluminense FC 16:55 - 17:15 GC Zürich - Fenerbahce Istanbul 17:18 - 17:38 Borussia Dortmund - Manchester United Here's the livestream link - I don't know if it works abroad though: http://mercedes-benz-junior-cup.de/LiveStream.106.0.html?
  19. Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread

    Re: Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread It's really official now - though it wasn't a secret any more for ages. Bayern announces the signing on their homepage. I hope he will have many successful years at Munich (so that Timo Werner won't get the idea of doing a Klinsmann/Elber/Gomez - move).
  20. Luis Suarez Rating

    Re: Luis Suarez Rating So Suarez got a 94 today. Viewing his stats in the PL only, this rise is IMO well-deserved. As he has been compared to other high rated players previously I thought it would be a nice idea to collect some data. According to this graph, Suarez' league goals and assists of the last 2 seasons are well above the likes of Aguero, Lewandowski, Higuain, Müller or Rooney. Basically he can be compared with Ibrahimovic who is scoring equally in Ligue 1. But of course high ratings shouldn't only influenced by league appearances and stats. Proving yourself on the highest (international) level is also important. So let's view the CL stats of these players. And as you can see, all of those high rated players participated in CL football in the past 2 seasons - except Suarez. It may be doubted that he also would score as much in the league if he also had to play on the highest level in mid-weeks. Out of all players rated 94 or higher Suarez, Falcao and de Rossi are the only ones who haven't played CL in the past 2 seasons.
  21. The race to reach 90 - Second Edition

    Re: The race to reach 90 - Second Edition Nope, I won't.
  22. The race to reach 90 - Second Edition

    Re: The race to reach 90 - Second Edition Congratulations to Hayden19 for winning this competition. Here's the final "table":
  23. Timo Werner - German Poacher

    Re: Timo Werner - German Poacher http://www.bundesliga.com/en/liga/news/2013/0000282697.php
  24. Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread

    Re: Official Bundesliga Discussion Thread Even if the result might indicate this I don't think it's true. Though I just watched the first half (and saw the rest of the game in the highlights) I can really say (as a quite unbiased person) that I was actually disappointed with Munichs performance in the first half. Though playing in Dortmund I expected Munich to attack soon considering that Dortmund's weakness seemed to be the defence with 4 regulars missing. However Bayern once again appeared to be idealess and Dortmund played really well sometimes with fast attacks. Either Lewandowski or Reus had to score in the first half and the match might have been completely different.
  25. SM Predict Season 9 - Week 10

    Re: SM Predict Season 9 - Week 10 Saturday 19/10/13 Stoke City - West Brom 2-1 West Ham - Man City 0-3 (ESB) Heerenveen - Vitesse 0-0 Twente - Ajax 1-2 Sunday 20/10/13 Ingolstadt - Düsseldorf 2-1 Leeds - Birmingham 2-2 Aston Villa - Tottenham 1-3 (FGS - Holtby) Torino - Inter Milan 0-0