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  1. Re: Gold Championship 22 Match Report / Transfers Thread Seria A Preview - From the eyes of Deveney Last Saturday saw superbly joyous scenes all around the Friuli stadium as Udine's number one club Udinese announced a new manager and ultimately a new era at the club with the appointment of British manager Luke Deveney. This managerial change has come as somewhat of a surprise in this part of Europe as the British form of manager is not all that common place in a league such as the Seria A, but this hasn't put off the local fans who were delighted by the news of an experienced manager taking charge with the potential to move the club into bigger and better things in one of the strongest competitions in the world. The likes of giants such as Milan and Inter as well as quality outfits such as Fiorentina promise to be outstanding opposition, in one of Deveney's toughest tasks so far. As early as the first 24 hours of Luke's reign saw the transfer market delved into on three seperate occasions, all of which key positions bolstering an already well-blended squad. The first player to make his way to Italy and in Udinese's direction was the South American aqcuisiton of the trio, with Chile's Colo Colo being raided for the talented right midfielder Gonzalo Fierro. With the Udinese squad lacking an out-and-out attacking right midfield player when the new boss arrived, this purchase was seen as vital and Deveney was happy to allow Emanuele Belardi and Guilherme Siqueira leave in the opposition direction along with over 10m cash. "I felt that a high value deal was necessary for Gonzalo to beat off other interested parties, and i am delighted with his arrival" the Udinese gaffer said. Of the two other signings, the smaller travel to Italy from other parts of Europe were taken to bring in further international experience to the squad. Romanian international central defender Gabriel Tamas joined from Dinamo Bucuresti with Marco Motta and Ricardo Colombo moving away as part of the transfer which included 4m, and Pole hitman Pawel Brozek left his beloved Wisla Krakow to take the step up in club football quality, allowing Floro Flores and Damiano Ferronetti to make their way to Poland. "I am obviously delighted with the quality ive been able to bring in, Gabriel (Tamas) is a proven defender with a extremely able nation such as Romania and is only 24 years of age, he will be pushing hard for first team football this year and should give great competition to the likes of Felipe and Zapata here at Udinese. Pawel (Brozek) is another good signing for us, he has the potential to score plenty of goals and although he will be behind the likes of Di Natale in the pecking order, he and young Pepe will be used regularly in what is sure to be a long and hard season with 4 competitions on the go." In terms of speculation surrounding possible individuals leaving the club on a permenant basis, key performers such as Gokhan Inler and young starlet Fernando Tissone have been subject to a wide range of bids across Europe and beyond, but Deveney is resolute in his manner of keeping such players. "Anyone who knows anything about Football will be well aware that Inler and Tissone are two of the best young midfield players in this country, and that their potential to improve is superb. Many enquiries have been made into these lads availability but i can assure you that they will not be leaving the club, they are massively involved in my plans to take this club forward and their is no reason to make their personal situations otherwise." In other areas of the team, the clubs "big" stars such as Zapata, Quagliarella and most notably Di Natale have also been linked with certain moves from the club, but these three are the nucleus of a relatively young side's chances of silverware this year, and Deveney has no reason to currently move any of these talented individuals to pastures new. In terms of loanees leaving the club for experience this season, Deveney has stated that any of his youth squad members are free to move to a smaller club to gain important experience, with the likes of Isla and Candreva sure to improve a lower league outfit in need of improvement. Friendly Rivalries, or maybe just Vicious? Through certain managerial positions throughout the seasons Udinese manager Luke Deveney has made certain good friends in the game of Football and it now seems that some of his greatest allies have found themselves in the beautiful sunshine and sensational footballing nation of Italy at the same time as Udinese's new hero. The Rivalry between some of the country's biggest outfits is sure to be fierce, and i can now go into specific detail about what could be coming to Italian fanatics this season. Kuldeep Samra, Inter Milan - One of Europes best up and coming bosses, Kuldeep Samra has managed to land possibly the nation's biggest job at the moment, with a superb squad at his disposal at the blue half of Milan. He has been strong in the transfer market already by managing to sign my favourite player and possibly the worlds greatest player Lionel Messi, and also Karim Benzema and Sidney Govou amongst others. A world class squad all round, and sure to be extremely tough to beat both home and away. Matt Burnett, Napoli - Burnett is a confident manager to the point of arrogance at times, but he can back it up as he has all the ability to move Napoli forward this season under his guidance. with a young, talented team containing the likes of Fabiano Santacroce and Marek Hamsik along with lethal Argentinian scoring duo Ezequiel Lavezzi and German Denis and newest goalkeeping buy Hugo Lloris, the potential is outrageously high and they are sure to shock the critics this season. In terms of the Udinese games, both ties should be close run things but i am confident my side can produce the goods if they play as well as i know they can do. Ryan Peters, Palermo - A very young manager in charge here at the Renzo Barbera stadium in Palermo, but also one with experience beyond his tender years. Taking charge of a experienced squad with a strong core, Ryan could certainly prove to be a strong contender for Europe with his side. With Fabio Liverani, Antonio Nocerino and Fabio Simplicio forming a solid central midfield base for Peters, the likes of key attackers Fabrizio Miccoli and De Melo Tulio should be allowed to shine. Marco Amelia is a goalkeeper of high talent, although the defence isn't as strong as it once was with the past losses of Italy internationals Andrei Barzagli and Christian Zaccardo. Although certainly winnable ties for my Udinese, Peters will have no sympathy for our friendship and i expect two tough ties from the men in pink. As well as these closer friends in Seria A, other notable managers are the likes of Sheva (Fiorentina), Tony Beddows (Juventus) and Brad Sutcliffe (Catania). This amount of managerial ability combined in one division is sure to mean no easy ties over the year and certainly some outstanding ties waiting in the wings. In Italian domestic cup news, Udinese have recieved a bye in the Italian Cup while the Shield first round will see Deveney's men host second tier outfit Albinoleffe. Udinese will also compete in the SMFA Shield to make it four full competitions for the season, with the Mexican side San Luis being hosted in Udine on the 3rd October. All in all, the season has potential to be superb with so much silverware on offer for Deveney's men, but the opposition will be equally determined to take the glory and the whole squad will need to be at their best if Udinese get off to the greatest start under their new boss. A home tie against Cagliari will open their league campaign on Saturday, with 3 points needed to show the Udinese fans whats to come under a manager such as Deveney.
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  2. Guest

    Official UD Lanzarote Thread

    UD Lanzarote Fact File Name: Unión Deportiva Lanzarote Nickname: Los Conejeros Founded: 1970 Ground: Ciudad Deportiva Chairman: Victoriano Elvira Manager: Paco Gutiérrez League: Segunda División B - Group 2 Official Website: http://www.udlanzarote.es/ Rivals: UD Fuerteventura NOTE: Currently not on the SM database. Throughout this thread I will be trying to increase the SM community's knowledge on a Spanish club called UD Lanzarote based in the Canary Islands, I doubt I will get much response but hopefully someone will find it interesting. hB17YW0mEv0 HISTORY 1970 - 1971 Unión Deportiva Lanzarote was official formed in 1970 to represent Lanzarote outside of the island. In its infancy the team played on UDL played on volcanic granules but now plays on FIFA approved artificial grass. In their first competitive season,, the team won the Championship of the Segunda Regional Insular (2nd division). 1980 For many years UDL battled through Island and Canarian leagues until making their debut in the 3rd division in 1980. In their first season in this division the Conejeros finished in 5th position and also had their first taste of the Copa Del Rey (FA Cup). Lanzarote drew 0-0 at home with Las Palmas though they lost 0-5 in the second leg. 1989 - 1999 The 1998-99 season saw UDL end the campaign in 3rd position and were promoted for the first time in the clubs history to Segunda Div B which is the third league in Spanish football. However, they were unfortunately relegated in their first year. 2000 - 2001 The first season back in Segunda Div B, the Rojillos finished in 8th place and qualified for the Copa Del Rey. Lanzarote's love affair with the Cup began against Primera Liga side Tenerife. Local legend Maciot bagged a hat trick as UDL inflicted the worst defeat suffered by Tenerife in their club’s history! The game ended 5-1 in front of 5000 astonished Lanzarote supporters. The reward for this remarkable feat was a date with on the the most famous clubs in the world Real Madrid with stars such as Zidane, Figo, Makelele and even McManaman who arrived to star in Lanzarote's grandest game ever. In front of a full house Vicente Del Bosque's, Galacticos took the lead on the half hour but shortly before half time local boy and part time waiter Oscar Vladamir equalized and secured his place in local football history. Guti and Pavón scored in the second half as the team from Madrid ran out 3-1 winners. 2002 - 2003 Lanzarote rose from strength to strength and the following season and finished the campaign in 3rd place and for the first time competed in the play-offs to reach Spain's Silver league, Segunda A. The President Estanislao García with manager José Luis Mendilibar, who later moved on and managed Athletic Club Bilbao, led their team in the Copa Del Rey against Atlético Madrid. A late Fernando Torres strike sealed a 2-1 victory for Atlético. 2003 - 2004 The 2003-04 season has been Lanzarote´s finest, ending the season as Champions though once more failing to clinch promotion in the play-offs. That season probably saw Lanzarote´s best ever performance against Primera Liga giants Sevilla in the Cup. The game was held in Gran Canaria as the Sevilla manager, Joaquín Caparrós, refused to play on Lanzarote´s artificial grass. Over 5000 Lanzarote supporters watched the Conejeros perform valiantly and a cross from José Antonio Reyes and a finish from Julio Baptista was the only difference between the sides securing a 1-0 victory for UDL. 2004 - 2005 In the 2004 - 2005 season Lanzarote completed a 2-1 victory over Mallorca. Athletic Club Bilbao was the next Primera Liga side to taste Lanzarote´s thirst for the Cup and went down to the same scoreline in Lanzarote. However, in the return leg at the Sam Mamés stadium in Bilbao, Athletic Bilbao beat Lanzarote 6-0. 2007 - 2008 Form - L L L D D W W D L W L L D D D W L W L W L L L D L Segunda División B 07/08 (August 2008) Source: br.soccerway.com TEAM Current Squad GK: Alberto GK: Marino (Spanish) DF: Daniel Mayo (Argentinian) DF: Adrián (Spanish) DF: Eliot (Spanish) DF: Juanma (Spanish) DF: Javi Jiménez (Spanish) DF: Angel Gil (Spanish) DF: Rodolfo (Swiss) DF: De la Plata (Spanish) MF: Brenes (Spanish) MF: Gómez (Spanish) MF: Coque (Spanish) MF: Marcos (Spanish) MF: Yeray (Spanish) MF: Pereira (Spanish) MF: Nene (Spanish) FW: Aníbal (Spanish) *Key Player FW: Nacho Rodríguez (Spanish) FW: Oscar Martín (Spanish) FW: Toñito (Spanish) FW: Víctor Ramos (Spanish) Los Conejeros Legends Rubén Palazuelos (Hearts - Scotland) (25/82) (Spanish) Fredrik Söderström (Hammarby IF - Sweden) (35/74) (Swedish) STADIUM UD Lanzarote plays at the Ciudad Deportiva (Lanzarote Sport City), a 7,000 seat stadium it shares with CD Orientación Marítima. Name: Ciudad Deportiva de Lanzarote Location: Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain Capacity: 7,000 Admission Adult: €12 Pensioners: €5 12 - 17: €5 U'12s: Free NEWS The financial position of the club is also in jeopardy because the Cabildo have reduced it's grants; the economic recession has affected sponsorship and the proposed merger with the other main club on the island has fallen through. Season progress chart: According to soccerway On Sept 14th Lanzarote will play Atletico Madrid II at home.
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  3. These three players are the best 30k you have spent in a while. Here is why. Alfredo SANCHEZ Real Club: Atlas Age: 21 years old Born: 23 March 1987 Nationality: Mexican Position: Winger/Striker (W/F) Foot: Right SM Club: Atlas Squad: Senior Squad Rating: 70 Last Rating Change: 0 SM Value: £10,000 Contract: 2 Years - £3,300 per Turn We more experienced SM members remember him as he is a quite popular buy for people who don't know what they are doing. He's been 70 rated for years now, and frankly, I didn't see how he could ever get a rise. However, things are different this year. After 4 matches, he is 4th in minutes played on Atlas, playing as a striker. The other three are defenders rated 85, 88, and 88. He should be in for a +12 to 15 rise if he keeps going like this, as Mexican ratings dont change till december. Jean-Alain FANCHONE Real Club: Strasbourg Age: 19 years old Born: 2 September 1988 Nationality: French Position: Left Back (LB) Foot: Right SM Club: Strasbourg Squad: Senior Squad Rating: 70 Last Rating Change: 0 SM Value: £10,000 Contract: 2 Years - £3,450 per Turn After a disappointing relegation, RC Strasbourg lost a lot of key players this season. Now in ligue 2, a few players have stepped up, none more than J-A Fanchone. The left back has 3 full games out of the 4 games Strasbourg have played. He is a home-grown player and has played internationally for France at the U18 and U16 levels. Not to be mistaken with James Fanchone, the top goal scorer for Strasbourg. Cesar SEBASTIAN RIBAS Real Club: Dijon Age: 20 years old Born: 11 March 1988 Nationality: Uruguayan Position: Central Striker (CF) Foot: Right SM Club: Internazionale Squad: Senior Squad Rating: 70 Last Rating Change: 5 SM Value: £10,000 Contract: 1 Years - £3,500 per Turn Ribas is currently forming a strike union with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at DIJON, and they are one of the best in France. He is on loan from FC Internazionale in Italy, after spending last season on loan with Spezia. He has played 239 of 360 mins, and his role has been growing every match. He and Aubameyang both scored in Dijon's last match. Expect to hear much more from him.
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  4. RDD11

    Improve bid!!!!

    Since the new 24/7 transfers have been been implimented to the game it has prompted me to put forward the following suggestion. Previously, when a player became available that would be a good addition to your team you would make a bid which would notify any other managers that had shorlisted the player which would prompt them to put in an offer (which may or may not beat your offer). You then go onto withdraw your offer even though your not withdrawing your interest for the player as you will most likely improve your offer. So, aswell as having a "withdraw offer" tab on player profile my suggestion is to have an improve bid tab also. With the new transfer system in place, a deal goes through 24 hours after the first bid for the player was made. But when that 1st bid is withdrawn as you wish to improve your offer the time that deal takes has now extended from 24 hours from your initial bid which is why if you have an improve bid feature then the deal could go through 24 hours after your original bid was made as there is no need to withdraw your offer. what do you guys think about this? i hope this made sense.it did in my head as i was writing it anyways
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  5. Im from Mexico I support Chivas So if you have any doubt about the mexican league ask me ;D I´ve been playing SM for a while now... I have 9 teams in different accounts. I've never won nothing except a Third Division with Atletico Madrid in an European Championship and 2 or 3 runner ups in shield & cup with other teams. I dont know what else to say :K Im good at catching young players & building teams with low budget :K
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  6. Hey there, I've decided to make a thread about Bundesliga players (typical). This thread will be about players from the Bundesliga who also play many games for their country. I have looked at every single Bundesliga player and the players will have to meet the following requirements: -Are rated under 85 -Have 10+ caps for their country I'm not saying anything about these players ratings within the thread, it's just to let everyone know the under rated (national wise) players from the Bundesliga. I will make 3 lists of the players. The first list will show the youngest U-85 internationals to the oldest. The second list will show the players with the most caps to the least caps. And the third list will show the players with the lowest rating to the highest rating. I hope you guys enjoy, here goes. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Levan Kenia (17) – Schalke 04 – rated 75 – 11 caps for Georgia Martin Harnik (21) – Werder Bremen – rated 84 – 12 caps for Austria Jonathan Pitroipa (22) – Hamburger SV – rated 85 – 12 caps for Burkina Faso Wilfried Sanou (24) – FC Koln – rated 81 – 13 caps for Burkina Faso Miso Brecko (24) – FC Koln – rated 82 – 15 caps for Slovenia Christopher Katongo (25) – Arminia Bielefeld – rated 82 – 40 caps for Zambia Andreas Ibertsberger (26) – TSG Hoffenheim – rated 84 – 12 caps for Austria Roberto Colautti (26) – Monchengladbach – rated 85 – 10 caps for Israel Rob Friend (27) – Monchengladbach – rated 85 – 19 caps for Canada Steve Gohouri (27) – Monchengladbach – rated 85 – 10 caps for Ivory Coast Roda Antar (27) – FC Koln – rated 85 – 49 caps for Lebanon Siyabonga Nkosi (27) – Arminia Bielefeld – rated 82 – 20 caps for South Africa Aleksandar Vasoski (28) – Eintracht Frankfurt – rated 85 – 32 caps for Macedonia Jiayi Shao (28) – Energie Cottbus – rated 84 – 44 caps for China Youssef Mohamad (28) – FC Koln – rated 85 – 33 caps for Lebanon Aleksandar Mitreski (28) – FC Koln – rated 85 – 33 caps for Macedonia Kevin McKenna (28) – FC Koln – rated 85 – 37 caps for Canada Zsolt Low (29) – TSG Hoffenheim – rated 84 – 25 caps for Hungary Rowen Fernandez (30) – Arminia Bielefeld – rated 82 – 19 caps for South Africa Daniel Imhof (30) – VFL Bochum – rated 85 – 34 caps for Canada Soumaila Coulibaly (30) – Monchengladbach – rated 83 – 62 caps for Mali Vahid Hashemian (32) – VFL Bochum – rated 84 – 40 caps for Iran --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Soumaila Coulibaly (30) – Monchengladbach – rated 83 – 62 caps for Mali Roda Antar (27) – FC Koln – rated 85 – 49 caps for Lebanon Jiayi Shao (28) – Energie Cottbus – rated 84 – 44 caps for China Vahid Hashemian (32) – VFL Bochum – rated 84 – 40 caps for Iran Christopher Katongo (25) – Arminia Bielefeld – rated 82 – 40 caps for Zambia Kevin McKenna (28) – FC Koln – rated 85 – 37 caps for Canada Daniel Imhof (30) – VFL Bochum – rated 85 – 34 caps for Canada Youssef Mohamad (28) – FC Koln – rated 85 – 33 caps for Lebanon Aleksandar Mitreski (28) – FC Koln – rated 85 – 33 caps for Macedonia Aleksandar Vasoski (28) – Eintracht Frankfurt – rated 85 – 32 caps for Macedonia Zsolt Low (29) – TSG Hoffenheim – rated 84 – 25 caps for Hungary Siyabonga Nkosi (27) – Arminia Bielefeld – rated 82 – 20 caps for South Africa Rowen Fernandez (30) – Arminia Bielefeld – rated 82 – 19 caps for South Africa Rob Friend (27) – Monchengladbach – rated 85 – 19 caps for Canada Miso Brecko (24) – FC Koln – rated 82 – 15 caps for Slovenia Wilfried Sanou (24) – FC Koln – rated 81 – 13 caps for Burkina Faso Andreas Ibertsberger (26) – TSG Hoffenheim – rated 84 – 12 caps for Austria Jonathan Pitroipa (22) – Hamburger SV – rated 85 – 12 caps for Burkina Faso Martin Harnik (21) – Werder Bremen – rated 84 – 12 caps for Austria Levan Kenia (17) – Schalke 04 – rated 75 – 11 caps for Georgia Steve Gohouri (27) – Monchengladbach – rated 85 – 10 caps for Ivory Coast Roberto Colautti (26) – Monchengladbach – rated 85 – 10 caps for Israel --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Levan Kenia (17) – Schalke 04 – rated 75 – 11 caps for Georgia Wilfried Sanou (24) – FC Koln – rated 81 – 13 caps for Burkina Faso Rowen Fernandez (30) – Arminia Bielefeld – rated 82 – 19 caps for South Africa Siyabonga Nkosi (27) – Arminia Bielefeld – rated 82 – 20 caps for South Africa Christopher Katongo (25) – Arminia Bielefeld – rated 82 – 40 caps for Zambia Miso Brecko (24) – FC Koln – rated 82 – 15 caps for Slovenia Soumaila Coulibaly (30) – Monchengladbach – rated 83 – 62 caps for Mali Jiayi Shao (28) – Energie Cottbus – rated 84 – 44 caps for China Vahid Hashemian (32) – VFL Bochum – rated 84 – 40 caps for Iran Martin Harnik (21) – Werder Bremen – rated 84 – 12 caps for Austria Zsolt Low (29) – TSG Hoffenheim – rated 84 – 25 caps for Hungary Andreas Ibertsberger (26) – TSG Hoffenheim – rated 84 – 12 caps for Austria Jonathan Pitroipa (22) – Hamburger SV – rated 85 – 12 caps for Burkina Faso Daniel Imhof (30) – VFL Bochum – rated 85 – 34 caps for Canada Kevin McKenna (28) – FC Koln – rated 85 – 37 caps for Canada Aleksandar Mitreski (28) – FC Koln – rated 85 – 33 caps for Macedonia Youssef Mohamad (28) – FC Koln – rated 85 – 33 caps for Lebanon Roda Antar (27) – FC Koln – rated 85 – 49 caps for Lebanon Aleksandar Vasoski (28) – Eintracht Frankfurt – rated 85 – 32 caps for Macedonia Steve Gohouri (27) – Monchengladbach – rated 85 – 10 caps for Ivory Coast Roberto Colautti (26) – Monchengladbach – rated 85 – 10 caps for Israel Rob Friend (27) – Monchengladbach – rated 85 – 19 caps for Canada Green - List Organized from youngest (top) to oldest (bottom). Red - List Organized from most caps (top) to least caps (bottom). Orange - List Organized from lowest rating (top) to highest rating (bottom). I hope you guys enjoyed! Please leave a comment, cheers!
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  7. Re: Gold Championship 20 Match Reports/Transfer Thread Hamburg SV Start Strongly Since taking over two weeks ago, new manager Sparky has managed to make a huge impact on the hamburg team almost clearing out the whole squad for new players. Fan favourite Rafael Van Der Vaart made way for Real Madrid days before Ahmed's arrival and it is reported that the transfer was the reason why Jol was sacked. Since arriving, Ahmed has sold 4 players and brought in 10 new faces as he continued his policy of selling one player for two in return. The moves saw stars such as Olic, Kompany, De Jong and Trochowski make way as the German outfit looked to improve and mount for a serious title challenge. New faces saw stars such as Guti, Foggia and Brighi. Players who will play an important role in Hamburg's season according to Sparky. Match Day 1 VFB Stuttgart 0-1 Hamburg SV A brilliant start of the season for Sparky and Hamburg as they edged past rivals VFB Stuttgart. The home side are undoubtedly one of the favourites for the German title, but started disappointingly as the manager failed ton give his team any real instructions in the game. Hamburg on the other hand went out all guns blazing and came away with a deserved victory. They fielded over four new signings which saw the likes of Casseti, Brighi, Fierro and Foggia making their debut seasons in Germany and it was Italian attacking midfielder Pasquale Foggia who got the only goal of the match as Hamburg managed to keep their lead and take all three points home. The attacking midfielder would then go on to score in the second match running. Match Day 2 Hamburg SV 2-0 VFL Bochum Hamburg somewhat eased to victory past Bochum as they continued their splendid form in the league. The German giants kept the same team which beat VFB and it paid off as new boy Foggia struck once again alongside Paolo Guerrero who also got his first of the season. The win took Hamburg top of the Bundesliga with an early two point lead. Foggia Starts Well In Germany Hamburg SV are the only club to win two games in Germany giving them an early two point lead. They also are the only team who have yet to concede a goal. The giants play Sao Paulo in a friendly tomorrow and then another big clash as they go against FC Schalke. Hamburg boss Sparky has said that despite the early success, it is still early days. The veteran manager also stated that he isn't feeling too confident about their game against Schalke. SMFA Shield Round 1 Hamburg SV VS Manchester City It's Sparky vs George as German giants play Manchester City at home in the first round of the SMFA shield. The loser is knocked out-simple as that. Despite wanting to win the SMFA Shield, the board have given Sparky a task of winning the league first and foremost. Hamburg SV will be giving it their all for the SMFA Shield and hope to reach the quarter finals but injuries and slip of forms may cost them winning any trophies this season! City however looks trong, and with new manager George, the morale in the changing rooms is high, plus with new signings, George's City may have what it takes to win the tournament! Match Prediction Hamburg 0-1 Manchester City
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  8. Again searched and nothing came up, i apologize if someone has already posted on him. Name: Rhys Williams Nationality: Australian Club: Middlesbrough Date of Birth: 14/07/1988 Height: 6' 2" (187cm) Weight: 11st 5lbs (72.0kg) Position: DM/RB Rating: 60 ----> 77 -----> 83 Rhys Williams is a 20 year old defender playing for Middlesbrough. Midweek he came on as a substitute for the Middlesbrough side and impressed. He also featured in thei pre season friendlies scoring a stunning 30 yard goal in a 6-1 win over Sparta Rotterdam. He is eligible to play for Australia, England, India and Wales and he chose the latter at U21 level. In his latest squad John Toshack has called up the young Boro defender despite him not having made an appearance for them in the league. He is now the second choice right back behind Justin Hoyte (if Wheater doesn't play there like in recent weeks) and so could see a definite increase in playing time. Gareth Southgate named Rhys as one as six player he would give first team football to this season so he could be playing PL football very soon. Another Boro academy graduate the future is definitely looking bright for this player with him being the next in choice right back behind Justin Hoyte, so an injury would possibly see him promoted to the starting 11. Getting a senior Wales international call up as well proves he is at the moment a good player, and can only improve. After coming back from injury in November he then went on to sign a 3 year contract for Middlesbrough and immeditaely went on loan to Burnley. He has now made 11 appearences for the Championship side, putting in high quality performance and forcing an 85 RB out of the team. A huge rise is definite with my tip for a +20 to 80. My tip was pretty close as he in fact got a +17 to 77. He was not allowed to play in Burnley's play off semi and final as there are FA rules preventing loan players from playing. He is played in all 5 of Boro's pre season friendlies and scored consecutively in the last 4. Two of those goals were pure spectacular. One being a run from inside his own half, taking it past player after player and the other a 25 yard one touch and piledriver shot. He will be a definate contender for the start of the season and GS has already stated he is one of the players who has grabbed the shirt with both hands. If his current form continues I predict a +5/6. Like I said previously Gareth Southgate was impressed with his performances in pre season and he was the starting CM alongside Didier Digard and later Gary O'Neil against Sheffield United. He played the full 90 minutes in this game and put in a man of the match performance which several newspapers and critics gave him, including the MFC official website. For the second game of the season versus Swansea he again played the full 90 minuted as they ran out 3-0 winners.
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  9. No.1 Egon Wisniowski Born: 19 Feb 1985 Position: CB/RB The belgian Egon Wisniowski has 23 years old, 1.90 m and 83 kg. Play central defender, and join Progresul from second belgian division Sint Truiden. He started football at 7 years at Kuringen, a small town in Belgium. Name it and it has the arm and tatoo. At Sint Truiden was 11 seasons. It is a faithful and statornic player or club. It has 4 selections in the National Youth of Belgium's Under 20 and 3 selection in the national Under 21. His favorite players are Frank Lampard and Marco Matterazzi. Chelsea is his favorite team. He played in first 11 at Progresul, and in first round in second divison, in match Dunarea Galati - Progresul Bucharest 1-2, Wisniowski played RB, have an admirable evolution and scored the 2 goal for Progresul. Curently is in the DB with 78 rating and playes for Progresul Bucharest. I think his rating has to be raised at 81-82 after his evolution in friendly matches and romanian second division.
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  10. Wesley Sneijder

    Jason Steele

    I apologize if there was a topic but i used search as well as I couldn't find a topic. Name: Jason Steele Nationality: English Club: Middlesbrough Date of Birth: 18/08/1990 Height: 6' 2" (188cm) Weight: 12st 7lbs (79.45kg) Position: Goalkeeper Just recently turned 18 he appeared on Boro's bench midweek vs Yeovil. He has already appeared for England U17 and U19 teams and was a key part of the U17 team which qualified for the Euro Champs in Belgium taking the number 1 jersey and conceding 4 goals in 5 games but illness meant he couldn't participate. He also made his first appearance for England U19 team a month after he turned 17. Following the departure of Mark Schwarzer he is now the number 3 keeper but could see him make his debut in cup games or if injuries happen, in the league. He looks a promising player who with the current keeper situation at Boro could get his chance soon. Also with him making appearances for the England side it looks as if hes already established himself at the younger international levels. Much like Stewart Downing and David Wheater did before they get their first senior call-ups. Currently not on the DB. My first topic here so if anythings wrong with it constructive criticism please xD.
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  11. hades17

    Gustavo Bou

    I think you guys should pay attention to this lad, he could be a great riser and he probably is very talented if he got promoted to River's first team at only 18 years old I'm sure i'm not the only one who spotted this lad since he has been added to the DB recently (with a 73 rating, usually he is a free agent so you can pick him up for only 175k), but there are forumers out there who don't know about this kid. Gustavo Leonardo Bou was born in Entre Rios in 18 February 1990. He made his debut for River Plate in 23 March 2008 in a 2-0 victory to Velez Sarsfield. He is 1,75 m tall (much more than his teammate Diego Buonanotte ) and his favourite position is attacking midfielder. This season Gustavo played in all 3 games for River, 2 as a starter and 1 as a substitute. A total of 134 minutes out of a posible of 277 so a very decent amount of playing time for such a young lad. It's still too early to predict a rating increase, but if he keeps playing, we can expect much from this young talent cheers
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  12. Nabil El Zhar is a young footballer playing for Liverpool. He is born on the 27 August 1986. He is on the SM datebase with a rating of 78. I'm sure some of you have heard of this guy, but there wasn't a thread dedicated to him and I think he deserves one History Liverpool secured the signature of winger Nabil El Zhar from St Etienne in October 2006. The youngster played for Les Bleus at youth level before defecting to Morocco, where his parents were raised. He first caught the eye during the 2005 World Youth Championships when he helped Morocco reach the semis. Liverpool's number 42, who can play on either flank or behind the striker, made his debut as a 71st minute substitute against Portsmouth on November 29, 2006. It was the first of three appearances in 2006-07. The following year saw El Zhar score a 25-yard corker in front of the Kop during his first start of the campaign against Cardiff City in the Carling Cup. He rippled the net again during his senior bow for Morocco versus Belgium in March 2008 before helping Liverpool Reserves clinch the 2007-08 national title. Future He is perhaps the only out and out winger in the Liverpool squad. Benitez has subbed him on late in the game 3 times in a row (against Liege, Sunderland and Boro) to create the desired impact a winger should. Liverpool's 'wingers' at the moment include Kuyt (he's rubbish, can't dribble, pass or shoot), Pennant (he wasn't even named on the bench for the last 3 competitive matches and didnt appear in pre-season) Benayoun and Babel (not the typical out and out wingers as they like to turn in towards the box at the last minute). El Zhar is able to dribble, go forward and make a decent cross from what I've observed since he played for the first team. He has played more than players like N'gog (82), Veronin (rotting in the reserves, 88) and even Nemeth (81, the talented Hungarian striker) in the first team. His position should have a change to W/F as there is where he played most. Benitez's views Moroccan winger Nabil El Zhar was introduced on 83 minutes with the Anfield scoreboard reading 0-1 in the Boro match. Two minutes later the Reds were level before Steven Gerrard secured all three points following a move which started with El Zhar on the right wing. Benitez said: "That is the reason why Nabil was a key player for us at the weekend. I was saying to him 'stay wide, stay wide' and he offered the wide areas. "Andrea Dossena was going forward in the first half and Alvaro Arbeloa in the second half but really our wingers are not players who play on the lines. We have to try through our full-backs and keep the other team back." My view With Liverpool being poor and always, not being able to sign an out and out winger such as silva or quaresma could have a detrimental effect on them this season. However, it will definitely give El Zhar a chance to shine, given Benitez's faith on the player. I believe if he continues to be an impact sub, he would definitely rise to 82/83in the next rating changes and deservedly. cheers my first scout, let me off
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  13. Sheepmaster7

    Real Life Clubs

    A small suggestion, but in the Real Life Clubs part of the game it would be nice to see the average rating, average age, average value, total value etc. etc. of the team, in the same way that you can when you first join a setup. Would make it easier for people like me to keep an eye on how the clubs are doing in SM.
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  14. Sinny

    Boy Deul

    Boy Deul Boy Deul is a Central Midfielder who currently plays in the 'Eredivisie', belonging to a club named Willem II. FC Willem finished 15th in Eredivisie, narrowly escaping relegation by 2 points. Boy Deul transferred to FC Willem from Volendam, who got promoted last season from League 2 in Holland. Deul recieved alot of first team football last season, playing in Central Midfield and on the left, playing 34 appearances and scoring 12 goals from midfield. Boy Deul, who was born in Amsterdam, but chose to play for Netherland Antilles through his father's side of the family, is currently a low 75 on the Database, recieving an increase of 7 last time. I expect that he will go up to about 80 again through last season, but if he plays the same amount he did last season, the midfielder will rise to at least 83-85 (the average of the 3 best Willem II CM's). Alot will wonder whether he can make the step up the Eredivisie but alot of people think that the 20 year old can. He is worth only £547k, and for someone who scored 12 goals from midfield can and will increase and save you alot of money. Appearances: 2005/06: 12/08/2005 - Zwolle 1-1 Volendam - 86 minutes 2006/07: 19/01/2007 - Volendam 1-0 Zwolle - 8 minutes 09/03/2007 - Volendam 1-3 FC Eindhoven - 15 minutes 06/04/2007 - Volendam 3-1 Haarlem SBV - 22 minutes 2007/08: 17/08/2007 - Fortuna Sittard 0-1 Volendam - 1 minute 27/08/2007 - Volendam 1-2 AGOVV - 16 minutes 31/08/2007 - TOP Oss 0-2 Volendam - 90 minutes (1 goal) 07/09/2007 - Cambuur Leeuwarden 2-1 Volendam - 90 minutes 14/09/2007 - Volendam 5-1 Go Ahead Eagles - 90 minutes 17/09/2007 - FC Eindhoven 2-6 Volendam - 83 minutes 21/09/2007 - Volendam 1-0 Haarlem SBV - 78 minutes 28/09/2007 - MVV 2-0 Volendam - 90 minutes 05/10/2007 - Helmond Sport 2-1 Volendam - 86 minutes (1 goal) 12/10/2007 - Volendam 4-1 Den Bosch - 90 minutes (1 goal) 19/10/2007 - FC Dordrecht 1-1 Volendram - 90 minutes 28/10/2007 - Volendam 2-2 Den Haag - 90 minutes 02/11/2007 - Telstar 2-3 Volendam - 90 minutes (1 goal) 09/11/2007 - Volendam 5-1 Emmen - 90 minutes 16/11/2007 - FC Omnistar 1-1 Volendam - 77 minutes 23/11/2007 - Volendam 1-1 RBC - 79 minutes 30/11/2007 - Volendam 1-1 RKC - 90 minutes 07/12/2007 - Veendam 3-3 Volendam - 90 minutes (1 goal) 14/12/2007 - Volendam 4-0 Helmond Sport - 63 minutes (1 goal) 11/01/2008 - Volendam 6-2 FC Eindhoven - 90 minutes (1 goal) 18/01/2008 - Go Ahead Eagles 1-2 Volendam - 73 minutes 27/01/2008 - Volendam 2-0 Telstar - 89 minutes 01/02/2008 - Emmen 2-2 Volendam - 86 minutes 08/02/2008 - Volendam 1-0 MVV - 90 minutes 17/02/2008 - Haarlem SBV 2-2 Volendam - 90 minutes 22/02/2008 - RKC 2-3 Volendam - 90 minutes (2 goals) 29/02/2008 - Volendam 2-3 Fortuna Sittard - 90 minutes (1 goal) 10/03/2008 - RBC 1-2 Volendam - 29 minutes (1 goal) 14/03/2008 - Volendam 3-0 Cambuur Leeuwarden - 90 minutes 21/03/2008 - Volendam 3-0 TOP Oss - 90 minutes (1 goal) 28/03/2008 - Zwolle 1-2 Volendam - 90 minutes 04/04/2008 - AGOVV 3-6 Volendam - 90 minutes 11/04/2008 - Volendam 2-0 FC Dordrecht - 90 minutes 18/04/2008 - Den Haag 0-1 Volendam - 90 minutes Quick Recap: Name:Boy Deul Date of Birth: 30th August 1987 Nationality: Dutch/Dutch Antillean Club: Willem II Position: Centre Midfield/Left Midfield Rating: 75 SM Value £547,000
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  15. Austin

    The One

    Re: The One I'm committed to this club, and we are winning! This was what Austin told his interviewere following a lenthy talk in which Austin was asked how he was able to turn around Alkamaar. Austin said - Well the reform started last season.., we won our last two games, and we liked that. Then we underwent a formation change, and that answered all questions, and after the loss against Levante, we went off with a bang. 2 - 1 0: Kick-Off 2: GOAL!! - Diego MILITO hits a powerful right foot shot into the onion bag! He'll be proud of that one! 3: Balázs DZSUDZSAK drags his shot wide 4: Gonçalves MANUCHO hits the ball hard with the outside of his boot, but puts it into row z 7: An inch perfect tackle by Scherer MAXWELL wins the ball 8: BOOKED - After a reckless challenge Diego MILITO receives a yellow card 13: The ball is knocked long by Souza ALEX, to send the ball into the oppositions half 18: A great save by Carlos Idriss KAMENI prevented an embarrassment for the sleeping defenders 20: After a scramble in the six yard box Riccardo MONTOLIVO clears the ball 21: GOAL!! - The keeper parries a powerful shot but Diego MILITO follows up on the rebound! 22: Ruben ZADKOVICH bursts through the rearguard, not believing his luck, but a poor first touch lets him down! 25: BOOKED - A yellow card is given to Douglas MAICON after dangerous play 26: GOAL!! - A cross from the right is headed home by Gonçalves MANUCHO ! 28: Carlos Idriss KAMENI makes an easy save with both hands! 29: The striker burst through the rearguard not believing his luck but Carlos Idriss KAMENI is quick off his line 31: A tame shot from distance is caught easily by Carlos Idriss KAMENI 36: One of the best chances of the half goes begging as Adrian MUTU fails to follow up on the rebound 38: BOOKED - After consulting with his linesman the ref cautions Andreas BECK for shirt pulling 40: A last ditch saving tackle by Brian SAID sees it out for a corner 45: Half Time 48: BOOKED - Dan GOSLING receives a yellow card after a rash tackle 51: GOAL!! - The ball is casually rolled into the net by Adrian MUTU, where was the defence? 52: Dan GOSLING arrives in the box but doesn't reach the pass 59: RED CARD - Diego MILITO is shown a straight red afterr a petulant kick at his marker 60: A dazzling run by Martin FENIN is ended with a crisp strike that goes agonisingly wide 62: Carlos Idriss KAMENI saves tremendously to deny the opposition a goal! 63: A great run down the wing by Andreas BECK, but a poor cross is delivered into the box 66: The ball ricochets off Adrian MUTU and out of play 67: 72: Adrian MUTU beats the offside trap but a poor shot lets him down! 75: Souza ALEX dribbles down the wing but fails to get a cross in. 80: In a swift counter-attack, Jamie O'HARA races up the field but clumsily trips over the ball 84: Scherer MAXWELL dives in at the near post only to be denied by the woodwork 87: A lot of running and determination shown by Douglas MAICON today! 90: Full Time The first goal came in the 2nd minute, Milito opening the scoring with a nice right foot. He followed up sharply and made it a brace after 2 minutes. Silema pulled a goal back in the 26th minute through Manucho, but Muty killed off the hosts in the second half with a screamer. Alkamaar extended their winning run, and started to look dangerous.Milto was later red carded, a blow in their 5 star performance.now. milito, grabbed a brace and suspension mutu, grabbed a cool goal 2 - 1 Alkamaar were put to the test in a nervy cup tie at home against Lokomotiv on Tuesday. 0: Kick-Off 1: After twisting and turning with the ball Gareth BALE is finally tackled 3: An opportunist effort is cracked from distance by Sanchez JOAQUIN just wide 4: BOOKED - After consulting with his linesman the ref cautions Luiz ANDRE BAHIA for shirt pulling 5: A lot of shouting by Sanchez JOAQUIN, trying to encourage his team mates to keep up their work rate 8: Dejan STANKOVIC dives in at the near post only to be denied by the woodwork 15: Martín PALERMO takes a free kick towards the goal but it is intercepted 18: Mücke ROGERIO CENI clutches the ball gratefully to his chest 21: Antonio NOCERINO has his head in his hands, after he blasts wide infront of an open goal!!!! 25: Alexandre PATO nods down a high ball across the face of goal 26: A scramble in the six yard box ensues and Florent MALOUDA blasts it into the arms of the keeper 30: The keeper comes roaring off his line and clatters with Florent MALOUDA sending the ball wide 32: Some hard tackling by Adrian MUTU, contributing to his teams defence 35: Martín PALERMO looks up at the sky in disbelief as he fired his shot over the bar from six yards! 36: A beautiful overhead kick by Dejan STANKOVIC, just goes over the crossbar! 39: Antonio NOCERINO plays the ball out of his own half 40: Adrian MUTU centers the ball 44: The ball ricochets off Souza ALEX and out of play 45: Half Time 47: GOAL!! - Casas JONATHAN SORIANO caresses in a curling shot! What technique! 48: A cross from the bye-line is headed out of play by Dejan STANKOVIC 50: RED CARD - A horror tackle in the middle of the park leads to a straight red for Luiz ANDRE BAHIA 54: A free header by Florent MALOUDA grazes the top of the bar 56: Florent MALOUDA lacks the final touch 58: A great save by Carlos Idriss KAMENI prevented an embarrassment for the sleeping defenders 59: Shaun WRIGHT-PHILLIPS trys to chip the keeper, but hits it over the crossbar 60: Bakari SAGNA wins the aerial challenge 62: Mücke ROGERIO CENI shows safe hands to make a comfortable save! 64: GOAL!! - Douglas MAICON finds himself in yards of space and he makes no mistake from 15 yards! 66: Adrian MUTU bursts through the rearguard, not believing his luck, but a poor first touch lets him down! 67: GOAL!! - Alexandre PATO dummies the keeper and slides the ball into the empty net! 69: BOOKED - After a foolish foul on the edge of the box Sergei EFIMOV receives an instant caution! 70: BOOKED - Shaun WRIGHT-PHILLIPS dives in the box for a penalty, the ref is having none of it and issues a yellow card 73: Albin EKDAL is starting to boss the play as he is getting more on the ball and space 74: Anunciado JOSUE races towards the goal, but shoots over 77: Martín PALERMO loses his marker and his snapshot from the edge of the box which results in a wonderful reflex save from the keeper 81: Anunciado JOSUE arrives in the box but doesn't reach the pass 82: Philippe MEXES runs up to try an out-swinging corner, but hits it too long 83: The imposing Adrian MUTU heads inches over 84: A cool challenge by Philippe MEXES breaks down the attack 86: A clear crisp strike by Albin EKDAL hits the side netting! 90: Full Time austin's AZ got off to a bad start, Movska testing the keeper once too often, Joaquin and stankovic getting close to scoring. Malouda and Palemo also got close for the away side, but the game trasnformed in the secondhalf. A lenghty hal time talk bu Austin put AZ up and runnning in the second half, Soriano with a lovely curling shot which went straight into the net. Alkamaar were overjoyed, and they continued their domination,Maicon putting AZ 2 ahead. Pato pulled one back for the visitors late in the game, but AZ got off to a cool win, and advanced in the cup, where a semi final place is one of their objectives. maicon, match winner and mom, thid defender has 3 goals to his name
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  16. capsLOCK

    GFX Cup - The Final

    Re: GFX Cup - The Final Well I wanted to make a star-scene background, and I didn't want to use a star trek render or anything, so I went for Wall-E. I'm sorry my design wasn't as good as people expected it to be. I only made it in 20 minutes because I just got back from a hospital visit. EDIT: Thanks to Widdy for my 2 years of being a Gold member.
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  17. Re: Florian KRINGE plz respond!!! Nope, he is likely to go down. I managed to swap him for Lell in GC15.
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  18. BadBlueBoys

    Tomislav Busic

    Re: Tomislav Busic
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  19. Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... You have to go through with it, Dos Santos will not decrease in the future and despite how well Tottenham are doing i believe he will go up in the next rating changes. My money is probably on 89 so he would be receiving a more than decent rise. I also can't see Modric going down any time soon, he is a great player and will play basically every game for Croatia as well as Tottenham despite how well he is playing as he will get a spot in the first 11 on his name. So you would be be gaining two players who are likely to rise in the future, go for it.
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  20. Guest

    Sławomir Peszko

    Sławomir Peszko Info :
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  21. Re: Daniel WASS - The Danish Riser To get past 86 he'll have to move to a bigger footballing nation, yes.... unless Brondby do surprisingly well in the UEFA Cup.
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  22. Re: ?Anyone for track and field?
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  23. hades17

    Gustavo Bou

    Re: Gustavo Bou I feel so honoured My topics are usually ignored by forumers although i found some nice talents across time and my rating changes predictions are pretty acurrate Anyway, thanks for comment and rep
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  24. Re: Help with my team please First of all, never play NMF players (I personally use 80%condition as the minimum). And I would play 4-4-2 Casillas (G) Heinze(LB) Pepe&Garay(CB) Ramos(RB) Drenthe(LM-buy a better one with your money) Gago&Sniejder(CM) Silva(RM) Van Nistelrooy&Raul on the left(F/CF) Play;Short passing,slow tempo,mixed attacking style, normal mentality&tackling ,pressing own half and no other options(untick them all) I am second this season with Juventus, the only team still in both cups and were are half way through the season now.
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  25. Re: Biggest Upcoming Risers First post on the forum, but i'm a long time reader. Ben or Seftinho, I was wondering what you guys thought Pedrito will rise to in the next rating changes. He has been promoted to the Barca first team for 08/09 and had a pretty good preseason. I'm a big Barca fan and i've seen him play the preseason games but i'm pretty bad at predicting ratings. He's 72 atm, and I was just wondering what your thoughts are. Oh and by the way, my Sydney FC squad is only successful because of your great scouting guys, so thanks heaps. I just got promoted to the first division with them.
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  26. Herbythelovebug

    German Changes

    Re: German Changes
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  27. Re: Arsenal Gossip It wasnt Wilshere playing: Arsenal: Almunia, Sagna, Gallas, Djourou, Clichy, Walcott, Fabregas (Song Billong 68), Denilson, Nasri (Eboue 46), Van Persie (Adebayor 65), Bendtner. Subs Not Used: Fabianski, Toure, Vela, Ramsey. RVP played OK, he missed a fairly easy chance from 6 yards out with the goal gaping... I thought Arsenal played OK but they were against an inferior team who created little (dont think they had a shot on target). I'll be very unhappy if Arsenal dont sign a Flamini type player before the window closes. On paper Arsenal are weaker than last year - we dont have Gilberto or Flamini and I dont think Denilson or Diaby are the answer (or Bischoff) but would be delighted to be proven wrong. Our midfield is weaker, though Nasri is doing well so far and seems to have a better eye for goal than Hleb. Hopefully Walcott will get better with match experience - he sometimes seems to rush his pass and give the ball away but he played well tonight to get his goal. Also I think we shouldve got 20/30m for Adebayor and bought someone better - he may well turn out to be a one season wonder though of course its far too early to say!
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  28. Re: Young forward - best buy In case two opinions aren't enough to convince you, then I think Guilherme as well. Definite riser.
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  29. Re: Young forward - best buy I'd give it to Guilherme as well.
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  30. lil_kick_kid

    German Changes

    Re: German Changes And his rating would definitely not be graded on his time in the Bundesliga anyway.
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  31. Gizb

    German Changes

    Re: German Changes he is injured so not doing :x
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  32. Re: Gold Championship 20 Match Reports/Transfer Thread Lille OSC One of the great moments in Lille's short history happened today as World Class renowned manager Danny Williams from England signed a short term deal. A manager boasting such achievements as F.A Cup (EC1) German League x2 (GC1) Spanish Shield and Cup (GC1) German Shield (GC1) and various Titles cups and promotions in World champs,English and Euros. All of the fans were overjoyed and some even in tears. To top it all off they managed to defeat Ligue 1 rivals Auxerre by 3-0 in Williams' first game. A sign of things to come...Perhaps? Various fans were interviewed outside the Grimonprez-Jooris despite the fact the fans,manager,chairman,players and coaches can't even say the d*mn name! 'Oh my God, this is the greatest day in the history of this city and club!, I want to run naked through the streets of France screaming Danny's name, he is a real man with a big..Reputation!, He will win us trophies and spank the league like he would spank me in EC1/GC1!' Herbert Mohr (overjoyed German Aussie in tears of excitement) Another interview we managed to get was from the man himself on the victory and squad. 'Well the players have impressed me in this short time i've been here. The fans are fantastic, some very strange but all very Lille crazy. So far Fauvergue has been the main man, he played brilliantly tonight against Auxerre and scored which is always a plus for a striker. We could do with someone to back him up and a keeper, but seen as most managers are as tight as teb's a$s cheeks it seems very unlikely this moment in time. Marko Marin should make his way tomorrow and slot nicely in the squad and light up Ligue 1, we want to win it and hopefully after the result tonight people will recognize that.Rio Mavuba will be made captain, thankyou' Match Day 2 3-0 A relatively easy match for Lille tonight winning 3-0 with the scorers - Ludovic OBRANIAK (23) Fernandes MICHEL BASTOS (25) Nicolas FAUVERGUE (72) The win puts Lille up to 8th despite the old manager losing game number 1
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  33. Re: Young forward - best buy
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  34. Re: German Changes Unfortunately J. Jones was injured after 30 mins in the first match of the season and looks to be out for at least 6 weeks. Below are his stats from last season:( . He was called up (again) for the German NT for the friendly against Belgium but had to withdraw due to his injury. So far he has just the 1 A-cap, against Austria last year. I think he is a chance at a 90, but it will be touch and go imho. Season 2007/08 - J. Jones/FC Schalke04 Played 30 (started 29 & 1 sub in, 3 sub outs) out of the 34 games last season. Managed 1 goal and 1 assist. 9 yellow cards, 1 red card. Kicker grade avg 3,14 (which made him 25th best player in the BL). Herby
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  35. Re: Gold Championship 22 Match Report / Transfers Thread Englishman Arrives At The Jalisco Joe Charley has been unveiled as the new boss of Mexican side Chivas De Guadalajara. Upon his arrival at the club's training facility, he had this to say to the media: "I am very pleased to have taken over the reigns at the biggest club in Mexico, I am aiming to top the Mexican 1st Division, and do well in the three cup competitions we are competing in. I can tell the Guadalajara faithful that the rule of signing only Mexican players is being thrown into the Atlantic, after I came to an agreement with the President, Jorge Vergera. This shall make it a lot easier to sign quality players on the transfer market, making the squad more competitive in all departments. I hope to bring an attacking game to the club, as I believe we should win, but also entertain. The quality of the youngsters at the club is second to none, with players such as Sergio Avila and Omar Esparza, amongst others, ready to step into the starting eleven, and prove themselves to be 'special' players". Club legend, Alberto "El Venado" Medina spoke about the new manager earlier today: "It will be a major step in my career, as well as the rest of the teams' career to be managed by an Englishman, it is highly unusual to see European coaches in Mexico, let alone English coaches so I will learn new things from Mr Charley, and hopefully improve my game. He has a laid back approach, with two specific goals: To make the team play attacking football and build a team spirit that can cope with anything on the pitch. This season should be a turning point in the clubs' history. Joe Charley has made two permanent signings to bolster the squad before this seasons' curtain raiser against Tom Sinar's VFL Bochum in a friendly. First to arrive was 26 year old Ecuadorian, Segundo Castillo from Croatia's Crvena Zvezda for £8.3 million pounds. The centre of midfield needed an enforcer and Castillo fitted the job perfectly with his strength and stamina, leading Joe Charley to snap him up before others could even take note of his potential. He can play in either the centre of midfield, or as a holding midfielder. He likes to push forward and help with attacks when necessary. Castillo has been capped by Ecuador thirty three times, scoring twice, meaning he has lots of experience which will help Guadalajara in the long run. The other player to arrive was 23 year old Colombian, Humberto Mendoza from Atletico Nacional of his native country. After negotiations between Nacional Chairman Victor Marulanda and Joe Charley, the two parties agreed to a transfer fee of £8.3 millions pounds, with Juan Manuel Garza and Paulo Cesar Chavez heading in the opposite direction, to Colombia. Just like Castillo, Mendoza has international experience, this comes in the shape of 10 caps, with 1 goal scored. He plays in the centre of defence and is 1.92m tall, making him almost unbeatable in aerial battles. Two excellent signings for "Rebano Sagardo", which will help their push for success in the upcoming season. Who has come to the Jalisco on loan? We shall now find out. As well as two permanent signings, Joe Charley has signed two players from Italian club Fiorentina, managed by good friend Sheva. First to sign a season long loan deal was 22 year old Manuel Da Costa. He is a centre back, and will provide essential depth to the squad. He has 22 caps for the Portugal U21 team, and has been on the brink of getting his first senior Portugal cap in the past. 18 year old Montenegran, Stevan Jovetic followed his fellow Fiorentina player to Mexico, after agreeing to a one year loan deal to gain valuable first team experience. Jovetic is the captain of the Montenegro U21 team already, showing his maturity and talent. He has been capped by the Senior Montenegro team twice, and 6 times by the U21s, scoring 2 goals for the latter. He is a striker and is expected to partner Sergio Santana in attack. On the other end of the transfer market, 3 players have left the Jalisco. Juan Manuel Garza and Paulo Cesar Chavez were sold to Atletico Nacional as part of the Humberto Mendoza deal, and 22 year old striker Jesus Morales has been released. Joe Charley has said he "wishes them well" at their new clubs respectively. Joe Charley's first competitive game in charge comes against Tom Sinar's VFL Bochum in a friendly on Friday. The game should be a stern test ahead of the new season. Bochum have signed two very good players in the shape of Santiago Canizares (permanent) and Chilean prospect Luis Jimenez (on loan), so they are clearly a club with a determined manager who wants to drive the team to success. With Stanislav Sestak, they also have a striker who will score goals. Tom Sinar is expected to play a 4-5-1 as he has done with many of his other clubs in the past, to great achievement. Expect an all out attacking match with plenty of goals. Here is the Guadalajara schedule for late August/September: 29th August 2008 - VFL Bochum - Friendly - H - "This match is just to see how the team gels together, and whether the new system suits the teams' style on the pitch. I would like a win, but I would be happy with a draw. 30th August 2008 - Puebla - League - A - "A win is the only thing that would satisfy me as they are a much weaker team, with a poor defence and midfield that we must take advantage of. Their striker Marama Vahirua could cause some problems, but hopefully our defence can keep him quiet". 3rd September 2008 - America - League - H - "This is a crucial game, despite it being so early on in the season, because I think they will be our title challengers throughout. I would want a win, but they have a talented squad with the likes of Ochoa, Castro, Insua, Cabanas and Moreno so a draw would be satisfactory". 5th September 2008 - America - Friendly - H - "This match will be used to experiment with some new tactics if necessary and possibly give some of the youngsters a full ninety minutes. Revenge could also be an issue from the result of the league match two days before". 6th September 2008 - Tecos De La UAG - League - H - "Just like the Puebla fixture, a win is our only option. They have a very good goalkeeper in Jose Corona but their outfield isn't glistening with talent". 10th September 2008 - UNAM - League - A - "A tough match here, against a decent UNAM side who have signed some good players in pre season. Juan Carlos Cacho will of course provide them with a dangerous goal threat, especially if he is in form. Other than that new signings Atiba Hutchinson and Jeppe Kurth will provide the midfield with something extra, and Stijn Stijnen is a very good goalkeeper, who will be difficult to beat". 13th September 2008 - Cruz Azul - League - H - "These could also be title contenders alongside America. With in my opinion the strongest midfield in the league they will be difficult to break down. Two talented youngsters stand out in this squad for me, centre back Julio Cesar Dominguez and tricky right winger Cesar Villaluz, they are two very good prospects that Cruz Azul have at their disposal. The three more experienced midfield enforcers, Gerardo Torrado, Carlos Bonet and Christian Riveros are exceptional players who provide strength, goals and most importantly experience to an already dangerous team. A win would be arguably the performance of the season, and would give the squad a big morale boost if needed". 17th September 2008 - Atlas - League - A - "A possible slip up against a tricky team here. Diego Colotto, Eduardo Rergis and Luis Robles provide the defence and midfield with three technically adept players, but lack a goalscorer which could prove decisive. You need wins against teams like this to win the title". 20th September 2008 - Monterrey - League - H - "A weak defence could prove to be decisive in this match, despite Monterrey possessing two strikers with goalscoring reputations, these being Humberto Suazo and Jared Borgetti, and a midfield maestro in the form of Luis Ernesto Perez. Our offense should finish this team off, but expect goals from Suazo and Borgetti". 24th September 2008 - Atlante - League - A - "Could have a suprise team here in the form of Atlante, with a supurb strikeforce of Giancarlo Maldonado and Luis Gabriel Rey, goals should be easy to come by. Javier Munoz Mustafa provides the defence with a solid base, and Christian Bermudez is an exciting young player with bags of potential who will cause problems on the left wing. A tough match where a win is needed but a draw is more than possible should Bermudez and Maldonado reach their limit". 27th September 2008 - UNAL Tigres - League - H - "A Win at all costs against a team with a poor defence and a midfield where a real leader is missing. The tables turn when you look at the attack though, should they implement a system which incorporates 3 forwards, Francisco Fonseca, Blas Perez and Gaston Nicolas Fernandez will provide fireworks. Oscar Perez is an experienced goalie as well, this will help his defence's confidence. Despite these positives, they are a weaker side who must be beaten". Formations with only three players at the back, are the only ones that will be considered this season, to make room for the squad's talented midfield players. The first choice formation is without a shadow of a doubt the 3-4-1-2 which includes the following players: Michel, Esparza, Reynoso, Magallon, Medina, Castillo, Pineda, Morales, Avila, Santana, Jovetic. Using this system will depend upon the scoring of goals, as playing three at the back means the defence has a lot more to do, and without a holding midfielder there is no second shield for the opposition to break down. However, with seven attacking players goals should be easy to come by. 22 year old Sergio Avila will be the playmaker, a crucial position in this formation, he needs to provide the service to the two strikers, Sergio Santana and Stevan Jovetic. The two wingers will also be tricky customers, Medina for his speed and skill, Morales for his excellent crossing and set pieces. Sergio Santana will be relied heavily upon heavily to score the goals, but I expect a few from loanee Stevan Jovetic as well. The formation that will be used in cup games, with the reserve players involved, will be the 3-2-2-2-1 with the following players in the starting eleven: Michel, Da Costa, Mendoza, Patlan, Araujo, Mejia, Baez, Solis, Fabian, Padilla, Arellano. Once again, three at the back this time with two holding midfielders for protection though. These two defensive midfielders come in the shape of Patricio Araujo and Edgar Mejia, two very talented 20 year olds who are expected to break down attacks before the three man defence can be reached. Xavier Baez and Edgar Solis will provide electric pace down the wings, provding service for Omar Arellano who must be in scoring form as the loan striker. 19 year old Marco Fabian and 21 year old Jesus Padilla provide Arellano with support as second strikers. This starting eleven with many young players could cause some surprising upsets this season in my opinion. Now for the forumer managed teams who will be looking for success themselves in the upcoming season. America - "Aguilas" - Title Contenders - George ECFC Players To Watch - Guillermo Ochoa, Jose Antonio Castro, Salvador Cabanas and Alfredo Moreno. New Signings - Miguel Portillo, Rasmus Wurtz, Niklas Barkroth and Eren Derdiyok. Young Star - Enrique Esqueda. Season Will Go Well If - Cabanas and Moreno are firing on all cylinders, Ochoa lives up to the hype and the centre of defence is not as weak as it looks. Atlas - "Zorros" - Mid Table - Sam Warren Players To Watch - Diego Colotto and Luis Robles. New Signing - Adrian Gonzalez. Young Stars - Luis Robles, Nestor Vicente Vidrio, Edgar Pacheco and Jorge Hernandez. Season Will Go Well If - They score goals through Achucarro and Mendivil, Robles and Colotto organise the midfield and defence and they punch above their weight in the games against the title contenders. Cruz Azul - "La Maquina Celeste" - Title Contenders - Colin Barker Players To Watch - Julio Cesar Dominguez, Cesar Villaluz, Gerardo Torrado, Carlos Bonet and Christian Riveros. New Signings - Marc Stein, Saber Ben Frej, Leal Mario Sergio, Stanislav Smrek, Santos Willians Santana, Usak Orkun and Jonathan De Leon. Young Stars - Julio Cesar Dominguez, Cesar Villaluz, Edgar Andrade, Santos Willians Santana and Martin Galvan. Season Will Go Well If - Torrado, Bonet, Villaluz, Lozano and Riveros combine to make the best midfield in the league, loanee goalkeeper Urkun plays well and Sabah provides goals up front. UANL Tigres - "Tigres" - Fifth/Sixth/Seventh - Sam Wainwright Players To Watch - Royston Drenthe, Andreas Ottl, Francisco Fonseca, Nicolas Gaston Fernandez and Blas Perez. New Signings - Royston Drenthe and Andreas Ottl Young Stars - Emmanuel Cerda and Royston Drenthe. Season Will Go Well If - Ottl and Drenthe the two loan signings live up to their gleaming reputations, the poor defence is strengthened with some quality signings and Perez, Fernandez and Fonseca score a decent amount of goals between them. Toluca - "Los Choriceros" - Fifth/Sixth/Seventh - Gizb Players To Watch - Paulo Da Silva, Antonio Naelson Zinha and Sergio Amaury Ponce. New Signings - Hassan Yebda and Santiago Raymonda Young Stars - None Season Will Go Well If - Da Silva and Zinha provide a solid base to the team, Ponce provides some service from the wings and 33 year old veteran striker Gimenez provides the final finish.
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  36. Re: VIUDEZ, Tabaré***MILAN's New PATO!! Sorry I have to bump this thread as I was searching Viudez on google and decided to join lol I also joined the game, seems good. I must say, Cardaccio isn't a player like Pirlo or Gatusso, he's average and the fans from Uruguay were very surprised that Milan, one of the top teams in Europe, actually bought this player. I, myself am Uruguayan and I can tell you Cardaccio isn't a top flight player like people are trying to expose him, he's NOT the next Pirlo or anywhere near like people say, he's just another defensive/central midfielder with a little bit more talent than the average professional player in Uruguay. Now Viudez is totally different, he's 18 and a growing talent, he's fast and skillful, just like the typical attacking midfielder from South America. He's superb for his age and I'm sure he will be a key player for Milan in the coming years. Cheers
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  37. Re: Whats Best for My Barca? Well 1st of all, great team, there's not much to sell I would personally try 4-2-3-1 wide with Kaka as playmaker. Eto Ronaldinho----Kaka----Messi Pirlo----Xavi Abidal----Nesta----Terry----Puyol Cech
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  38. Re: Whats Best for My Barca? let me no how it works out ...... and rep if succesful
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