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    Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread 17th May, 2010 Let the celebrations begin! Ipswich Town 1-3 Gillingham Wednesday night, Portman Road, 20:00pm was the night that Gillingham secured Division 3 safety, remarkably being written off 10 games ago at an 100/1 price to stay up. Grant Holt (pictured above) played a massive role in the survival of the Gills, scoring 2 goals which sank Ipswich Town not once but twice in the first half, here is the magnificent story of Gillingham FC on the 12th May, 2010. 3,000 Gillingham fans made the long journey to Ipswich to witness their biggest game of the season if not their lifes as a win would seal safety for Gillingham FC whilst Ipswich Town had nothing to play for other than to finish the season on a high, a loss for Gillingham and a win for any of the bottom 3, most notably Hull would relegate Gillingham which would be a shame as they have come back right at the wire to salvage something from a season they may want to forget. Things got underway inside a tense south side of Portman Road where all the Gillingham fans are allocated. Grant Holt, signed from Rochdale earlier on in the season was the loan man upfront, costing just over £2 million pounds the 29 year old is still looking to impress Gillingham manager Jake' going into next season whether they will be playing Division 3 or 4 football. Just over 15 minutes in and the game had it's first goal and you will never guess who scored it? Grant Holt leaping ahead of a small rising Ipswich Town defence, the Englishmen rising too high for the full backs as he nets and puts Gillingham ahead inside 20 minutes, listen to that roar from the Gillingham end, let the celebrations begin, for now anyway. Ipswich looked very threatening at times, nearing to an equaliser Sergio Asenjo was being kept very busy in the Gillingham goal, Gillingham can breathe for now. Just before half time... it was 2-0! Grant Holt the right man on the right occasion again getting on the end of a Piatti cross from the left, have Gillingham done it? The impossible? Gillingham came out second half fired up, knowing that they are just 45 minutes away from safety in Division 3, completing it last year they will fancy their chances now, referee Sinisa Zrnic blew for the second half to commense with Ipswich Town attacking their home fans this time and Gillingham scoring towards their travelling support. The second half wasn't remarkable as the first, minimal opportunities falling to either sides but failing to convert on all occasions the game still remained Ipswich Town 0-2 Gillingham. Holt, Gillingham's saviour made way for youngster Zavon Hines who has been making regular appearances coming off the bench for Gillingham hoping to seal Gillingham's safety followed by loanee Bendtner coming on in the DM area. Dimitri Payet then pulled a goal back for Ipswich, silence at the Gillingham end for now, a very, very nervy finish here. Hadji then put Gillingham 3-1 up, classy classy goal from the 29 year old, signing from French side Nancy has just sealed Gillingham's place in Division 3 next season, amazing scenes here at Portman Road. The final whistle went, Bosnian referee Sinisa Zrnic bringing the game to a close, the remarkable fightback from Gllingham that looked off 10 games ago has been completed, possibly one of the best turn arounds of their history, Gillingham will now be definatly be playing Division 3 football next season. Stewards are having to hold Gillingham fans back from a pitch invasion here at Portman Road, Ipswich fans and players congratulating a Gillingham side that has seen one of the worst forms this season but an amazing turn around in the second half of the season has guided then to where they belong now. The question now is can Gillingham finally keep their team and form together and challenge the big boys for the play offs next season? Words from "big man" Phil "Well, we done it! Even I didn't think we would do it but there was always hope in our little hopes. I'm lost for words right now, I can now congratulate our fans more as they have been behind us all the way to this final game at Portman, I am sure that our fans will go home very happy with our teams performance tonight, we gave it our 100%, battling for the ball, making the most of our possesion and executing our chances which we just couldn't do earlier on in the season. I will give a bigger and more detailed speech once I have celebrated with my players on the remarkable achivement, GILLINGHAM FOREVER!" ROLL ON SEASON 11
  2. 2 points
    Edox

    INTERNAZIONALE ratings 2010 by Edox

    Ok, i'm not an expert, but i am a fan of Inter and i watch all the games. Now that this fantastic season had ended with the victory in Coppa Italia and in Serie A, and with a CL final with Bayern, i think it's time to make predictions. JULIO CESAR 95 -> 95 Not really a big season for him, i couldn't see him rising now because he has done some errors. DOUGLAS MAICON 95 -> 95 Best RB in the world. He is very good at defending and fantastic at going forward. He scores also wonderful goals (the one with Juve as an example). *FERREIRA LUCIO 94 -> 95* My favourite Inter player. He had a fantastic season, being a rock in the defence, linking perfectly with Samuel. One of the best defenders in the world ATM (the best IMO), he easily stopped Drogba. Being the captain of Brazil, a good WC and i can see him getting the 95 he deserves. *WALTER SAMUEL 92 -> 93* The wall. One of the most underrated players in SM, he is a perfect central defender, and i can see him rising to 93. CRISTIAN CHIVU 93 -> 93/92 He suffered an head injury who stopped him from playing for months, but when he played he has been quite good. Very small chance of dropping. MARCO MATERAZZI 88 -> 88 Played a few matches and has been quite good, should keep his 88. IVAN CORDOBA 93 -> 92/91 He played as a substitute of Samuel/Lucio and he did quite well, but not enough to keep his 93. Very small chance to drop 2 to 91. MCDONALD MARIGA 85 -> 87 Mariga has played some Serie A matches, and he has played quite well, i can see him rising to 87 JAVIER ZANETTI 94 ->94 The captain. He is an immense player, at 36 years old he runs as a 20 years boy. You can deploy him everywhere in the defence or in the midfield and he will play good. ESTEBAN CAMBIASSO 95 ->95 The heart of Inter midfield. A very hard worker, he is immense both in the offensive fase and in the defensive. He scored also some goals. Maradona is crazy by not calling him! *THIAGO MOTTA 89 -> 90* Played well in the second part of the season, he should rise to 90. SULLEY MUNTARI 91 ->90 He played hardly and when he played he was orrible. Definetly drop to 90. DEJAN STANKOVIC 93 -> 93 He isn't anymore a regular, but played very well in the initial and in the final part of the season, scoring fantastic goals from far distance. Should easily keep is rating. *WESLEY SNEIJDER 94 -> 95* With him, inter became a different squad. He is the player who link the midfield with the attack. He scored a lot of important goals, and a lot of assists. Definetly a 95 player. RICARDO QUARESMA 89 -> 89/88 Played a very few matches, stay at 89 with small chance of 88. *MARIO BALOTELLI 89 -> 90/89* Has a very bad caracter, but when he play he is a world class player. If shouldn't be for his attitude he will easily be a 92+ player, but for now i'm expecting a rise to 90. GORAN PANDEV 92 -> 92 Another fantastic player who arrive at Inter this season. He scored some goals, and he has a fantastic dribbling. Should stay at 92. SAMUEL ETO'O 96 -> 96/95 People that are saying that he should drop because he hasn't scored many goals are wrong. He is becomed a very hard-worker striker, who can return to the defence to help the squad. He is fondamental for Inter.Howewer SM can drop him based on statistics. *DIEGO MILITO 94 -> 95* A World Class striker, Milito should easily get 95. He has all the attributes of a fantastic striker: speed, dribbling, shots, header, mentality and he is also a very hard-worker player. Fell free tho suggest or ask questions mate
  3. 1 point
    andyowls

    Rogelio Gabriel Funes Mori

    I was gonna keep this guy under wraps until he came on to the database, but he has a rather fascinating back-story that is worth reading. Besides, judging by the length of time SM are taking with their maintainance work, I can't be bothered to wait. He's by no means the finished article - not by a long shot - but he's rather intriguing. Check him out... Rogelio Gabriel Funes Mori Celebrating scoring his first career goal for River Plate against Tigre. Personal Statistics Surname: Funes Mori Forenames: Rogelio Gabriel Nationality: Argentinian Club: River Plate Position: Fwd Age: 18 D.O.B.: 05/03/91 SM Rating: 75 Background Rogelio Gabriel Funes Mori was born in Argentina, but emigrated to the United States of America when he was aged ten. Even today, following his return to Argentina as a River Plate player, it is unsure whether his ties lie with the country of his birthplace, or USA, although I would strongly suspect it to be the former. He and his brother, Jose Ramiro (who is also on the books of River Plate), owe much of their development to their father, Miguel. Not only are the kids gifted footballers, but they are both excellent all-round athletes, being strong at the sports of basketball and tennis, among others. In America, Funes Mori attended Arlington High school in Texas until the age of seventeen. There, he broke single-season records of 40 goals and 31 assists for his school team, as well as figuring for Arlington club Associated Soccer Group (ASG). However, where he really began to make his name was in a reality television program entitled "Sueño MLS". The objective of the nationally-televised program was initially to search for budding young talents for MLS side Chivas USA. In 2008, Funes Mori won the competition and a subsequent contract with FC Dallas. Described as the "American Idol for soccer players", Funes Mori beat off competition form 2000 entrants to win the contract, but he would never get to play for FC Dallas. When in the FC Dallas youth team, Funes Mori and his brother, who was also awarded a contract after reaching the final twelve of the comeptition, were granted the opportunity of a trial with English giants, Chelsea. However, a deal could not be arranged due to the problem of the pair not holding EU passports. But, the trial had positive implications as the River Plate youth academy class of '92 (i.e. Villalva, Lamela etc.) was in town for a tournament. A River Plate scout passed on fine words of the Funes Mori brothers and a deal was arranged to bring the pair back to Argentina. They left behind they're parents who both remained in Texas to work. Back in his homeland, Funes Mori set to work on River's reserve side, scoring four times in his first season. With the club in severe disarray and with "star" striker Cristian Fabbiani made a scapegoat, Funes Mori was awarded a chance to show his worth towards the end of the 2009 Apertura against Velez Sarsfield. Coming on as a 66th-minute substitute, Funes Mori impressed on his debut despite the defeat, even getting the chance to nutmeg Velez' Fabian Cubero, much to the delight of the River faithful. His performance earned him a starting role in the victory against Racing Club, and he went on to score his first career goal in the Apertura-ending fixture against Tigre, rising highest to head home a cross from deep with a textbook, downwards header. After a torturous 2009, Funes Mori helped River sign off with a pair of wins and gave the fans hope a better 2010. In the summer off-season, Funes Mori was a regular fixture in the friendly fixtures (after River Plate rejected pleas for Funes Mori to figure for Argentina Under-18's), and was even awarded the prestigious number nine shirt. In a huge superclasico match against bitter rivals Boca Juniors, where nothing was at stake other than pride, Funes Mori netted one of the side's three goals in a 3-1 victory. This gave the fans immense, albeit very likely fruitless, hopes of a push for the Clausura title, as well as confirming Funes Mori as the starting striker going into the Clausura. At the time of writing, the lad has started every game in this premature campaign. Career Stats Starts: 5 Sub Apps: 4 Total Mins: 457 Goals: 1 Assists: 1 Shots (On Target): 15 (6) Discipline: 2Y, 0R Rising highest to score that first goal against Tigre. Playing Style Inevitable comparisons have already been made with the late, great Juan Gilberto Funes, and not just because the pair share the same name. Rogelio Funes Mori is following in the same footsteps of the River Plate legend that was instrumental to the club winning the Copa Libertadores in 1986, by holding the same position and jersey that his namesake once did. As a forward, Funes Mori provides something to the River attack that they didn't possess before they gave the youngster a chance - the ability to head the ball. Arguably one of his biggest strengths, his height and potential to dominate the aerial side to the game gives the side a different option to their attacks. Indeed, when he headed his first career goal for River in the victory over Tigre at the back-end of the 2009 Apertura, it was met with some surprise that River actually had someone up front who was able to score a headed goal. Right now, while he is still at the very bottom of his learning curve, and with a depleted midfield seriously lacking in midfield ingenuity, Funes Mori is struggling to make a huge impact on the games that he is participating in. However, the talent is there and has potential to be moulded into a leading forward for the Argentine giants. Not only does he have height to use as an advantage, he is blessed with very decent technical abilities, which can surely only get better in the future. He is very good at holding off defenders, pivoting on the ball and laying it off to oncoming attackers. Funes Mori is a very mobile striker with good pace, and veteran midfielder Matias Almeyda has touted him as the next Hernan Crespo. Funes Mori (left) celebrating with fellow young starlet, Daniel Villalva. The pair's combined age is the same as that of seasoned pro, Ariel Ortega. Future River Plate's attacking corps are hardly blessed with outstanding talent right now (in terms of productivity), so Funes Mori should see a fair portion of action this Clausura. Following the departure of monumental failure, Cristian Fabbiani, and with only Daniel Villalva and Gustavo Canales as direct competition for a place, I would imagine that Funes Mori shall be a regular fixture in the River Plate starting XI. However, when he's paired with Villalva, the frontline features two youngsters who are seriously inexperienced and are more often than not muscled out of the action, particularly against superior defences (the Clausura opener against Banfield was a clear example of this). Diego Buonanotte's long-term absence deprives the River midfield of some much-needed flair and inventiveness for Funes Mori to capitalise on, so, even though he may very well get a fair amount of starts this Clausura, don't be surprised if his end-product is rather poor. Nevertheless, I'm sure that River will stick to their policy of blooding their promising youths and will look to bring in an experienced forward to help out in the summer. Having a decent name to learn from, as well as the existing expereince of old-timers Ariel Ortega and Matias Almeyda, can only bode well for Funes Mori. The simple fact of the matter is that, the more the lad plays, the more he will learn and improve. It's very early days yet to be making long-term predictions, but the early signs are bright. B5kGk_a2mNs&feature=player_embedded# A series of pictures of Funes Mori, along with a couple of nice clips from his younger days. pGf9iFoKA3Q Scoring a textbook header against Tigre - his first professional goal. vj5dD7XIpxk Scoring a free header at the second attempt against Boca Juniors in a summer friendly.
  4. 1 point
    backy

    Bosnian premier league ratings

    This is first thread about bosnian premier league rating.Please leave suggestions and oppinions .Thanks to everyone.
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    Okay, so I've been looking through the forums lately, and couldn't find a specific thread dedicated to the risers from the French Ligue 1. There is a specific Ligue 1 thread here well maintained by Diego Maradona, Didi, and Philippe Nguyen but it is not a thread for those who detest reading through pages of good insights to find potential risers. While I don't advocate laziness, the huge amount of riser threads that have emerged lately have proved to be useful so I thought it will be unfair for the French Ligue 1 to be excluded. I strongly encourage you to visit their thread if you have a specific question on a player plying his trade in France. This thread is NOT a discussion thread for the Ligue 1, as I do not have ample knowledge to assist you. I will only be able to predict a general rise/drop for a player but that's about it. Once again, please make you way to this thread if you need any help: French Ligue 1 And 2 For now, let's get on with the risers. All predictions are based as of today, 11 April. Teams have played 30/31/32 matches so far out of a possible 38. Regards, Caleb Ligue 1 Risers Marseille (1st) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Benoît Cheyrou (CM/LM, 28) 89-->90 Charles Kaboré (DM/RM, 22) 85-->87/86 Montpellier HSC (2nd) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Geoffrey Jourdren (GK, 24) 84-->87 Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (RB/LB, 20) 85-->87/86 Abdelhamid El-Kaoutari (LB/LM, 20) 78-->83 Cyril Jeunechamp (LB, 34) 87-->88 Joris Marveaux (DM/CM, 27) 86-->88/87 Romain Pitau (CM/DM, 32) 88-->89/88 Alberto Facundo Costa (AM/LM, 25) 86-->88 Younès Belhanda (AM/W, 20) 82-->84 Victor Hugo Montaño (F/AM, 25) 86-->87 Karim Ait-Fana (F/W, 21) 84-->87 Souleymane Camara (F/W, 27) 83-->85 Lyon (3rd) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Hugo Lloris (GK, 23) 91-->92 Aly Cissokho (LB, 22) 89-->90/89 Miralem Pjanić (AM/W, 20) 88-->89 Maxime Gonalons (DM, 21) 78-->83 Lisandro López (F/W, 27) 92-->92/93 AJ Auxerre (4th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Cédric Hengbart (RB, 29) 87-->88 Jean-Pascal Mignot (CB/LB, 29) 87--88 Benoît Pedretti (CM/DM, 29) 89-->89/90 Ireneusz Jeleń (F/AM, 28) 88-->89 Delvin Ndinga (CM/DM, 22) 84-->87/86 Valter Birsa (W/AM, 23) 86-->87 Roy Contout (F/W, 25) 83-->85 Bordeaux (5th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Cédric Carasso (GK, 28) 89-->90 Marc Planus (CB, 28) 89-->90/89 Michaël Ciani (CB, 26) 89-->90/89 Matthieu Chalmé (RB, 28) 89-->90/89 Benoît Trémoulinas (LB/LM, 24) 89-->90/89 Yoan Gouffran (W/F, 23) 88-->89/88 Jaroslav Plašil (W/AM, 28) 88-->89 Grégory Sertic (AM/W, 20) 80-->82 Marouane Chamakh (CF, 26) 90-->90/91 Ludovic Sané (CB, 22) 74-->81/80 Lille OSC (6th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Ludovic Butelle (GK, 27) 85-->86 Franck Béria (Def, 26) 87-->88 Aurélien Chedjou (CM/DM, 25) 85-->87 Eden Hazard (W/AM, 19) 87-->88/89 Pierre-Alain Frau (F/W, 29) 87-->88 Yao Kouassi Gervinho (W/F, 22) 88-->89 Rennes (7th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Alexander Tettey (CM, 24) 86-->87/88 Yann M'Vila (CM, 19) 82-->86 Sylvain Marveaux (LM/Am, 23) 86-->88/87 Asamoah Gyan (CF, 26) 87-->88 Lorient (8th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Laurent Koscielny (CB, 24) 86-->87 Arnold Mvuemba (CM/RM, 25) 85-->87/86 Sigamary Diarra (W, 26) 85-->87/86 Pierre Ducasse (CM/DM, 22) 85-->87/86 Kévin Gameiro (F, 23) 88-->89/88 AS Monaco (9th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Thomas Mangani (LB/CB, 22) 80-->82 Lukman Haruna (DM/CM, 19) 75-->82 Yannick Sagbo (CF, 21) 75-->79/80 Paris Saint German (10th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Apoula Edima Edel (GK, 23) 80-->84 Younousse Sankharé (CM/LM, 20) 83-->84 Valenciennes (11th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Gaëtan Bong (CB/LB, 21) 83-->85 Toulouse (12th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Dany Nounkeu (CB, 24) 83-->85 Michel de Louzã Luan (AM/W, 21) 80-->83/82 Kévin Dupuis (F/W, 23) 76-->80/79 Franck Tabanou (LM/LB, 21) 83-->86/85 Nancy (13th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change None. Lens (14th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Abdoulrazak Boukari (W/F, 22) 86-->87/86 Samba Sow (DM, 20) 77-->83 Kévin Monnet-Paquet (F/W, 21) 84-->85 Sochaux (15th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Mathieu Dreyer (GK, 21) 74-->78 Boukary Dramé (LB/CB, 24) 82-->83/84 Ryad Boudebouz (W, 20) 84-->85 Marvin Martin (AM/W, 21) 86-->87 Sloan Privat (CF, 20) 80-->82 Ideye Brown (CF, 21) 84-->85 Nice (16th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Larrys Mabiala (CB/RB, 22) 84-->86 Anthony Mounier (W, 22) 85-->86 Saint-Etienne (17th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Yohan Benalouane (CB/LB, 23) 85-->86 Emmanuel Riviere (CF, 20) 77-->83 Boulogne (18th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Ovidy Karuru (DM, 21) 73-->79/80 Le Mans (19th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Mathieu Dossevi (W, 22) 78-->82/83 Darryl Herold Goulon (DM/CM, 21) 84-->85 Fousseyni Cisse (CF, 20) 72-->76 Grenoble (20th) Key - Name (Position, Age) Rating Change Yoric Ravet(CF, 20) 77-->79/80 Best Rising XI (Biggest Risers) 4-4-2 All ratings before rise. Geoffrey Jourdren (84) +3 Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (85) +2 / Ludovic Sané (74) +7 / Gaëtan Bong (83) +2 / Abdelhamid El-Kaoutari (78) +5 Yann M'Vila (82) +4 / Maxime Gonalons (78) +5 / Lukman Haruna (75) +7 / Franck Tabanou (83) +3 Karim Ait-Fana (84) +3 / Emmanuel Riviere (77) +6 ***Special thanks to Didi and Diego Maradona for their opinions on this thread.***
  6. 1 point
    Spanish National Team - World Cup 2010 Rating Changes and Who Should Go to the World Cup?? GOALKEEPERS Iker Casillas 96 --> 96 Spain's No.1 GK and Captain, has proved himself as the best goalkeeper for Spain and to the world, should definitely go to South Africa. David De Gea 80 --> 87/86/85 Best U-21 GK and that's for sure, fast reflexes and saves, young and promising but inexperienced, so see you in the 2014 World Cup. Diego Lopez 91 --> 91 Coming from Real Madrid in 2007/2008 season, Lopez has been wonderful for Villarreal, helping them in several competitions. IMO 3rd choice GK for Spain in WC 2010. Pepe Reina 93 --> 93 Liverpool's GK since 2005, definitely definitely 2nd GK choice for Spain in the World Cup. He's amazing, proved himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the English Premier League. Saving three out of four penalties in the final to help win the FA Cup. In 2007, he reached the Champions League Final, but the team lost to A.C. Milan. Reina has set a number of goalkeeping records for Liverpool and he won the Premier League Golden Glove award for clean sheets in his first three seasons at the club. Víctor Valdes 91 --> 92/91 Barcelona's No.1 GK and the most successful goalkeeper in Barcelona's history. He played in almost all of Barcelona's matches helping Barcelona to their first league title in six years. He also won the Zamora Trophy for the best goalkeeper in Spain. Been wonderful this season for Barca, but I'm still not convinced he's good for the WC. but if he's going its Diego Lopez VS Víctor Valdes! DEFENDERS Alvaro Arbeloa 91 --> 91/92 In 2009 Summer transfers Real Madrid bought Arbeloa from Liverpool for a fee of €6 million. Covered as a RB and as a LB, wherever he plays he does wonders, strong at defense and at attack scoring 2 goals for the Whites. Arbeloa should and will go to South Africa. Sergio Ramos 94 --> 94/95 Madrid's Heart in defense, In 2005 He started playing for Spain and Real Madrid, strong, confident, fast and smart the perfect defender, plus he can play as a RB and as a CB. 100% going to South Africa. Raul Albiol 92 --> 92 Arriving from Valencia in 2009, Albiol has been able to fill the hole in Real Madrid's defense. Doing great partnership with whoever he plays with (Garay,Pepe,Ramos). Another defender to Del Bosque's squad list. Joan Capdevila 92 --> 92 The only good natural Left Back for Spain, vice-captain of Villarreal and one of the best LB in La Liga. Should go to the WC, although this may be his last WC due to his age. Cesar Azpilicueta 88 --> 89/90 The new spanish wonder kid! Took everybody's minds. Chased by Arsenal, Man City, Barca and lots more. his strength and height makes him the perfect RB. IMO he should go to the WC put I don't think he will because of his inexperience and having already 4 players who can play as right backs. Carles Puyol 96 --> 96 IMO best defender in the world. The Lion's Heart of Barca and Spain, Legendary captain for Barca, No doubt he will be in South Africa. Gerard Pique 92 --> 93/94 What a defender! Simply amazing. Young, powerful, smart and tall future captain for Barca and he will be Puyol's partner in defense for Spain. Carlos Marchena 91 --> 91/90 Valencia's best defender. Can also play as a DM, will probably be in Spain's Squad list for the WC, he played an awesome EURO in 2008 and deserves his place in the squad. MIDFIELDERS Xabi Alonso 94 --> 94 Xabi, the perfect midfielder, passes, interceptions, header, strong, technique, the shot, everything. Been wonderful this season for Real Madrid the midfield in Madrid is better than last year. He will go to South Africa and will probably be in the starting XI. Sergio Busquets 90 --> 91 Another player from Barcelona's youth system, has great abilities at a young age (21), amazing for Barcelona made his debut for Spain against England on the 6th of February 2009. He'll probably be in Del Bosque's squad list for the WC. Cesc Fabregas 95 --> 95/96 Forget about his injury for a minute, Fabregas has been the best midfielder this year when he's in form. top goalscorer and assist leader for Arsenal! Will go to the World Cup if he's back from his injury and with a good condition. Andres Iniesta 96 --> 96 I love this guy, when in form he's brilliant. But the injuries keep chasing him. Anyway he is an important player for both Barcelona and Spain. He's going to South Africa, and will probably be in the starting XI. Javi Martinez 89 --> 90 Athletic de Bilbao signed Martínez as a raw 17-year old for €6 million, in the summer of 2006, from CA Osasuna. His success for the Basque side started on December 16, 2006 being scoring twice against Deportivo de La Coruña. Now 21 years, chased by Liverpool and Real Madrid. A good player but not for the World Cup, maybe the next one. Marcos Senna 93 --> 93/92 A very strong player, and reliable in the midfield. Played a wonderful EURO 2008, a very important player for Spain, will go to the World Cup. David Silva 93 --> 93/94 One of my best players. Fast, skillful, smart, great shot. Was awesome in the EURO and will be awesome in the World Cup 2010, another Midfielder in Del Bosque's list. Xavi 97 --> 97 IMO best midfielder in the world, a pass killer! 80% or more of Barca's goals are from his passes. Definitely Del Bosque will call him up. Santi Cazorla 92 --> 92 Santi, started well in La Liga then he lost his magic, covers both wings. A good player but maybe he will not go to South Africa due to his bad performance and the existence of other better wingers. Jesus Navas 92 --> 93 Sevilla's best player this season. A right winger who can play on the left flank on occasions, his main asset is his quick dribbling and ability to run at opposing defenders. Real Madrid are after him and we could see him in the white shirt next year, impressed everyone including Del Bosque, got his 3rd call up, and will probably go to South Africa. Juan Mata 91 --> 91/92 Valencia's wonder kid, the 22 year old. Got his 7th call up and deserved it really. He's a clever player, he possesses great pace, intelligence,and goalscoring ability. Another Valencia player to Spain's squad list. FORWARDS David Villa 96 --> 96 Something magical happens to Villa when he pulls on Spanish red — in 55 appearances he's scored 36 goals. During major tournaments, Villa is unstoppable. At the 2006 World Cup he scored three goals; at Euro 2008, four goals earned him the Golden Boot; and at last year's Confederations Cup he netted three strikes. Villa is almost impossible to mark because he anticipates the run of play and the movement of the ball better than the world's top defenders. Andrés Iniesta and Xavi can always find Villa running into open space because he understands the first rule of being an effective striker: You want to score? Move! Going to the WC saying it all day long! Fernando Torres 96 --> 96 One of world football's most feared strikers, Fernando Torres forms a deadly partnership with team-mate David Villa and has extensive pedigree for his national side. As well as scoring three goals at the last World Cup, Torres helped Spain to victory at Euro 2008 when scoring the winner in the final against Germany. As for Liverpool he's magical scoring 72 goals in 116 appearances, including his 33 goals in his first year in the Red shirt. Will go to the world cup if he's back from injury and 100% fit. Pedro 88 --> 90/91 PEDRO!! Wonderful, simply amazing. Both wings and feet. Wasn't known at first but now he's Barcelona's secret weapon! Pedro has become the first player to score in six different competitions (La Liga, Spanish Cup, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup). I think he will go to the World Cup. Daniel Guiza 91 --> 90 Daniel Guiza provided the cover for Villa/Torres in the Euros. 3 seasons ago, Guiza made his case for the tournament by becoming La Liga’s top scorer (Pichichi). Dani is the ’super sub’ of La Furia. In 16 games he has scored 6 goals and got 5 assists,; including 2 key goals at the Euros and 2 at the Confederations Cup. But this year he lost his magic at Fenerbahce, drop by 1. Fernando Llorente 90 --> 90 If Spain are picking a target man, why not Fernando Llorente? Although not as much of a goal scorer, the Bilbao man is taller and well used to holding up. He has made a lot of his few appearances in qualifying, but I doubt it’ll be enough. He has a lack of high level experience. This is something that could be said of Guiza before his 2008 success. Llorente won't go with Spain to the WC. Alvaro Negredo 90 --> 90/91 If we’re assuming that Spain are looking for a target man to provide a new attacking dimension, it’s worth throwing Alvaro Negredo of Sevilla in. He has made 2 appearances for La Furia, and got two goals. A chance of 50% that he'll be selected, but I think Del Bosque will go with Guiza, since he's more experienced. _________________________________________________ My Predictions for the Squad: Goalkeepers: - Casillas (Real Madrid) - Reina (Liverpool) - Diego López (Villarreal) Defenders: - Puyol (Barcelona) - Pique (Barcelona) - Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) - Albiol (Real Madrid) - Arbeloa (Real Madrid) - Capdevila (Villarreal) - Marchena (Valencia) Midfielders: - Xavi (Barcelona) - Iniesta (Barcelona) - Busquets (Barcelona) - Senna (Villarreal) - Silva (Valencia) - Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) - Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal) - Jesus Navas (Sevilla) - Mata (Valencia) Forwards: - Villa (Valencia) - Torres (Liverpool) - Güiza (Fenerbahçe) - Pedro (Barcelona) --------------------------------------------------------- Spain's 23-man for the World Cup 2010: Goalkeepers: - Casillas (Real Madrid) - Reina (Liverpool) - Victor Valdes (Barcelona) Defenders: - Puyol (Barcelona) - Pique (Barcelona) - Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) - Albiol (Real Madrid) - Arbeloa (Real Madrid) - Capdevila (Villarreal) - Marchena (Valencia) Midfielders: - Xavi (Barcelona) - Iniesta (Barcelona) - Busquets (Barcelona) - Javi Martinez (Athletic Club) - Silva (Valencia) - Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) - Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal) - Jesus Navas (Sevilla) - Mata (Valencia) Forwards: - Villa (Valencia) - Torres (Liverpool) - Fernando Llorente (Athletic Club) - Pedro (Barcelona) Thank you, no harsh comments please
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    JoseMaJoya16

    Predictions in the world

    Hi all, I am Spanish and Spain forum I created a very interesting thread on predictions of the players of the best leagues in the world. Click here: http://forum.soccermanager.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=63992:)
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    Re: English Championship 6395 - Discussion Thread nice Ciaran, Ino this is off topic but its our thread so, so what... My Record as Keeper Started 7 a side in Div 5 were finished bottom, won every major prize As it was always me trying , won England Tickets vs Austria too (Youth Local League) Then They folded due to no commitment, joined Div 1 side First year of 11 a side and i'm still their, in first Season Won Double Unbeaten without loss or Draw, lost a Cup Final Though, then following season Treble Unbeaten again, then Two More Unbeaten Treble's before we moved to Regional league where we were emnt to start in Div 5 but becuase of the record noted before, we went striaght into Div 2 were we won the title, and I kept 25 straight cleen sheets, before we lost on the final game we were unbeaten, now where 5th in Top Divison, so a great step up too oh and School Keeper, got Final with them soon too
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    Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Just done my favourite post of EC106 yet, very detailed and spent alot of time on it so would appreciate if people gave it a good read. Falttered at coming second best rated manager of the season in Division 3, thanks to all those who voted me, appreciate it guys!
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    Re: English Championship 6395 - Match Report/Transfer/Gossip thread Big faces arrive at the Hawthorns such as Fernando, Bakkal, Salvio, Pitroipa and young talent Muller and a handfull of youths. Fernando celebrates one of many goals to come during his West Brom career. It is said that West Brom are strong favourites over Preston North End in the season opener at the Hawthorns, this is Aaron had to say about the opener: 'Im confident we will have a strong performance in the opener, I'm just hoping all the new new faces have gelled by then though! We will be playing an attacking style of football this season so be expecting goals!' It is also rumored that Simao of Panathinaikos is completing a medical and should be with the club for the season opener.
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    Burrow27

    Good Football shirt website?

    Re: Good Football shirt website? http://www.kitbag.com/stores/kitbag/products/product_browse.aspx?category%7ccategory_root%7c13125=football&category%7ccat_13125%7c11142=football+kits&category%7ccat_11142%7c11434=European+Club+Teams&category%7ccat_11434%7c12629=Serie+A+(Italy)&category%7ccat_12629%7c13528=AC+Milan It's only the away kit, I think they're changing for 2010-11 http://www.kitbag.com/stores/kitbag/products/product_browse.aspx?category%7ccategory_root%7c13125=football&category%7ccat_13125%7c11142=football+kits&category%7ccat_11142%7c12472=Premier+League+Teams&category%7ccat_12472%7c13179=Portsmouth That's this seasons Pompey kits, but they're changing as they have been relegated and Championship clubs have specific details exclusive to Championship teams. Only Newcastle allow kitbag to sell their kits from the Championship.
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    Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Diego Forlan can leave Birmingham. I dont want a lot for him - just a 90+ striker and 89+ CM or Winger. First bid I'm satisfied with can have him.
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    Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread 'Fernando Llorente West Brom New No.9 Huntelaar Bites The Dust, As Llorente Joins West Brom Today It was comfirmed by Midlands side West Bromwich Albion, that Spanish International Striker Fernando Llorente, who replaces Jan-Klass Huntelaar, moves to the Deepdale with James Burrow and Preston North End. Theres also a small sum of cash involved in the deal, this deal was agreed via fax between the two parties. Fernando Llorente took part in his first chance to look around The Hawthorns, and took part in a training session with he new team mates, and manager Nick Justice was quoted in saying that he fitted in well with the team and that next season he will fit in well and will get the goals. But he said this, Justice, " I'm delighted to announce that Spanish Striker Llorente has signed for us today, in a deal which sadly saw Huntelaar, leave the club who I've heard that had some good times before I joined the club, but I'm here to make a better future for the club and I believe Llorente will help me and the chairman and club achieve its goals for next season."
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    Re: Riferimento: Re: Big Players Missing Out on the World Cup 2010
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    Re: ; Fercasti AVATAR Requests/Portfolio! Just finished your request. Did two as i finished the 1st one and then saw a nice pic so i did it again http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t274/FERCASTI7/milner.jpg http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t274/FERCASTI7/milner2-1.jpg
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    Bail

    English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread

    Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread I have to agree with that:o
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    Guest

    Official Gold Championships Discussions Thread

    Re: Official Gold Championships Discussions Thread
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    Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread Mariga,Guarin Depart New look Defence Brought in at County Rod Fanni is the biggest name to arrive at County in Cliffords reign. Notts County have been chopping and changing the squad around in recent days in a bid to secure survival from Division 2 once again next season,The first area the Manager was key to address is the Defence which has been completely changed around in the last few days,The first off the Defensive Quartet to arrive was the hugely talented Serbian Jagos Vuckovic,Jagos who is only 21 isn't expected to make an initial impact at the club but as the season wears on his playing time is expected to increase,The next to join was Jordi Figueras from Russian side Rubin Kazan,Jordi is expected to provide backup for the main defensive partnership of Fanni and Figeroua and will be key throughout the season. The third defensive signing is French full back Thomas Mangani from AS Monaco,despite serious competition for the defender Notts County stole in and acquired his services for 1.5 Million pounds,Mangani is expected to providing cover for the current left back Christian Pander,even though Pander is expected to leave after initial poor performances Mangani is not expected to break into the first team setup unless of injuries to whoever the first team left back is the season,the fourth and final defensive addition is definitely the biggest one in French international Rod Fanni,Fanni has signed from fellow Division 1 side Blackburn Rovers for a fee of 10 Million Pounds,the Defender who can play at Centre Back and Right Back is the highest rated player at the club at 89 and is expected to be used in a trade for a 90 rated player at some stage of the season. However this was at a cost with talented central midfeild duo Freddy Guarin and Mcdonald Mariga leaving for nearly 20 Million pounds,Guarin joined previous club FC Porto for a fee of 8 Million pounds and Mcdonald Mariga joined Division 1 side Fulham for 10 Million pounds,although everyone at the club was sad to lose them both the Manager and most of the fans we spoke too felt it was a price worth paying.
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    Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread Middlesbrough Bring In Fresh Faces Middlesbrough have signed 29y/o Czech Republic international Jan Polak from RSC Anderlecht for a fee of £5,090,000 Polak who played a total of 58 league games for RSC Anderlecht in his time at the club scoring 4 goals he has also previously played for Bundesliga side 1.FC Nürnberg making 62 appearances and scoring 4 goals Polak has also made 4 appearances for the Czech Republic he signs a 5 year contract with Boro worth £27,600 per Turn Middlesbrough have signed Argentinian defender Clemente Rodríguez from Estudiantes de la Plata for a fee of £5,300,000 Rodriquez who has experience of playing in Europe having spent time at Espanyol Barcelona and Spartak Moscow making a combined total of 47 appearances he ruturned to his native Argentina and to Estudiantes where he has made 35 appearances he makes his first forray in English football with Middlesbrough with Rodriguez signing a 3 year contract with the club worth £28,200 per Turn
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    Re: English Championship 6395 - Match Report/Transfer/Gossip thread Ozil Joins Cardiff Ozil becomes Cardiff's 19th signing The highly rated 21 year old has completed his move to Cardiff City. Cardiff have been busy in the transfer market, buying a total of 26 players, however, Ozil should be the most crucial. Ozil joined in a swap deal involving 23 year old Joe Ledley and 25 year old Peter Whittingham moving the other way. Ozil is set to play regular football, and is very good for both short-term and long-term. In other news, Villalba, Yannick, Sow, Bengez, Panic, Orsic and Robles have joined the team. Yannick is set to be a regular, playing at the opposite side from Mesut(OziL). Ritchie said that he is happy with his squad at the moment and said that it is very unlikely that more changes will happen. He did say his weak point was his bench, but said he will look to develop it in the future. So far Delac, Cardona, Terziev, Alderweireld, Ruiz, Yangambiwa, barrios, Butin, Poli, Neto, Javier Hernandez, Crnic, Haruna, Reinartz, Motta, Barbaric, Sane, Toko Bundebele,Villalba, Robles, Panic, Orsic, Yannick, Bengez and Samba Sow have all joined Cardiff, which makes a total of 26 players signed for Cardiff. Hummels set for a move to Cardiff Hummels joins as a key player Borussia Dortmund's 21 year old Centre Back, Mats Hummels has joined Cardiff for a fee of 3 Million, Kennedy and Gyepes. Despite Portsmouth's interest, Ritchie is very happy to sign Hummels for such a bargain as he will be another crucial player for them this season. Hummels is set to partner Toby Alderweireld against Nottingham Forest on Monday night next week.Ritchie will now look for loans in order to strengthen the bench, which needs improving on. Possible Line-Up for Monday: Delac, Yangambiwa, Alderweireld, Hummels, Reinartz, Yannick, Motta, Poli, Ozil, Barrios and Hernandez. Bench: Neto, Matthews, Etuhu, Bothroyd and Villalba.
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    Re: English Championship 6395 - Match Report/Transfer/Gossip thread King Joins in Controversial Move Convict Marlon King has joined Shorpe in a controverial move Shorpe United are in the spotlight of controversy after completing the move of jailbird Marlon King who will be the clubs main striker this season. A deal for Sidibe looked less and less likely, leaving Shorpe's main prioritys set on King despite the risks of a possible deal media wise as Marlon King was mobbed by the media when arriving at Glanford Park. King joins in a £2,850,000, what would of been a small price not that long ago. But after spending time in prison, after the former Watford, Middlesbrough & Wigan striker was alleged to have assaulted a young women in a nightclub. King has spent some time in prison, but is now out and arriving at Shorpe where he will look to ignore the media and get back to his football with a chance to prove himself once again in British football with Shorpe United under some experience in management in Aidan Radford. Shorpe had originally targeted former Swansea City striker Madamy Sidibe but he looks like he wont be joining Shorpe afterall. This left Shorpe looking to bring in both Marlon King, aswell as Benjani and with the Benjani offer still awaiting no reply they agreed a deal to sign free-agent Marlon King for a nominal price tag. King will be expected to score at least 10 goals this season, as Shorpe's main strikers but King will target more than that which will be needed if he's going to be respected back in British football after his prison sentece. King aswell as Shorpe boss Aidan Radford are both looking to try and restore the strikers reputation. Radford insists that he's still the striker who was the leadman of the Watford attack when they won promotion to the Premiership, and not the striker who could only manage one goal at his time at Hull City. He believes that management is the key, and that he will be needed to try and re-ignite Marlon King's career at Shorpe where he could just get the British media back on his side and this time for good. Shorpe Miss Out on Barton & Sidibe Both Madamy Sidibe and Joey Barton wont end up joining Shorpe afterall With one striker signed, another one was missed out on with Shorpe United missing out on the signing of former Swansea City & Gillingham strike Madamy Sidibe from Stoke, as he's set for a shocking move to Brazil. Whilst Shorpe have missed out on midfielder Joey Barton at Newcastle aswell, as they looked for a solid midfielder to hold the centre of midfield with Barton an ideal candiate. Shorpe have been looking for a striker to lead the line of attack ever since Radford took over the club, that was a key part of his game plan at Shorpe as he insists that goals are the key in Division 2. Sidibe fell into that catergory, with the forward right in his price range and Shorpe were always looking to agree a deal with Stoke City to sign Sidibe but it just never went through as the striker ended up at Internacional in Brazil as part of a deal for Sandro. The Iron boss was dissapointed about the deal, but knew about in advance and could soon later agree a deal to sign Marlon King who the Shorpe boss believes will be just as capable to lead the attacking line this season. Joey Barton was also missed out on, when had a deal gone through it would have been another controversial signing as it seems the Iron boss is not too worried to make risks since joining the club. The Shorpe boss earlier signed convict Marlon King, and another convict in Joey Barton almost found his way up at Shorpe. A £3,400,000 had been made by Shorpe to Newcastle, and although Barton will be leaving the club it seems it wont be to Shorpe as he's set for a move abroad in what will be a fresh start for the midfielder. The Shorpe boss took some critism for approaching Barton for a possible transfer, after signing Marlon King earlier this morning. But backed up his decision to the press, insisting that he's at the quality were looking at, and perhaps beyond that. He wont on to say, that under the right boss he would be a class act in the Premiership, like he once was, in a similar situation to King, and he's unhappy about missing out on him. They will keep on looking to bring in players in midfield though, in area that needs strengthening before the start of the season. Mark Davies Joins in Loan Swoop Davies joins in a loan move, as he's set for first team football at Shorpe Shorpe have announced there second loan signing of the season, in young Bolton midfielder Mark Davies who joins Asmir Begovic as the second signing in the loan market. The Iron boss is looking for a third and final loan signing soon though, to follow names like Begovic & Davis with likely candiates being Swansea's Lee Trundle & Wolves Andrew Keogh as potential strikers or possibly wingers in the case of Andy Keogh. Mark Davies is set be a regular in the centre of midfield, although who's set to play alongside him is yet to be known, with other targets for wingers currently being looked at before a partner for Davies although Shorpe see this signing as a result. Although not a great short term signing, Davies is a player that the Shorpe boss does see as one for the future. He may look to loan Davies in future seasons, or turn this move into a permanant move somewhere along the line but in short Shorpe are more than happy about the deal. Davis is expected to get regular football at Shorpe, but it's easier said then done. The Shorpe side will progress over the course of the season, so Davis will look to get down and put in the performances of a high standard to impress the Shorpe boss and put him in his good books. A good start to the season could lead to a regular spot in the squad throughout he season, so Davis will be looked at closely over the first few weeks at his progress with a bad start possibly seeing him return to Bolton Wanderers although the Shorpe boss has laughed off claims off that. With signings in midfield, Andrew Keogh is another potential loan signing as a very attacking winger and one that the Swansea boss likes as a player. Keogh would be an ideal signing for Shorpe, but the Wolves boss wont be too keen to loan a talent like Keogh out with Wolves a potential candidate to get held up in a relegation battle at the bottom of Divison 1. Another target is Boudewijn Zenden, from Sunderland who would cost Shorpe in the region of £3,500,000. Zenden has a lot of experience, and a versatile player who can play right across the midfield so Shorpe will look to get a deal done and dusted with Sunderland. Coaching Staff Arrive Gary Speed joins Shorpe, along with Andy Legg as the new coaching staff Shorpe United have made some controversial signings so far, with the signing of Marlon King and the attempted signing of Joey Barton but none are more so then two arrivals both at the age of 40 or over. Welsh duo Andy Legg & Gary Speed have both worked with Iron boss Aidan Radford on numerous occasions and that will once again be the case as they become the new coaching staff at Shorpe, aswell as signing player contracts. Gary Speed is a Welsh ledgend, playing for the likes of Everton, Bolton & Newcastle but he'll now look down to life in Division 2 on a more regular basis after leaving promotion candiates Sheffield United to take over the assistant managers vacancy at Shorpe. It's a chance for Speed to work with Radford once again, with the fourty year old veteran signing a player contract aswell and he may just feature this season for Shorpe. Shorpe were left to give £700,000 to Sheffield United, so when Speed does play he will need to show his quality, as that sort of money can not afford to be thrown out the window at Shorpe with a very tight budget. The other arrival was off former Swansea & Cardiff ledgend Andy Legg, with the 43 year old taking over as the head coach at Glanford Park. This means less football for Legg, who was playing regularly at Llanelli whilst managing the club but perhaps that is a good thing as Legg will have more time to focus on his job as head coach of Shorpe. He joined in a straight swap deal for young Adam Boyes and Legg's long throw may be called into action when needed to as an extra weapon whilst Legg is on the field. This is another transfer that left the Iron boss needing to explain his decision for his signings, with a total of £700,000 paid on fee's for coaching staff. Both Speed & Legg will count towards the squad total of 24, including three loan signing and the Shorpe boss was asked if it would not be better to sign youth players with that money or players with more potential. But the Shorpe boss insisted that experience was needed, a lot of it would be if Shorpe were going to achieve there aims and they are two cools heads with a lot of knowledge for the game.
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    Spam

    Players: Should I buy, sell or keep?

    Re: Players: Should I buy, sell or keep? Adriano won't be rising any time soon same with Lavezzi who only bagged 8 or 9 this season with both understandably being snubbed for the World Cup. Neither are great options. Any other strikers available mate?
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    Re: League winner prize need a help? hope this helps
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    Spam

    Serie A - Analysis and Ratings

    Re: Serie A - Analysis and Ratings Hard to justify any players above 90 at Lazio right now. Zarate's been goalshy this season and Hitzlsperger didn't even make Löw's provisional World Cup Squad. Both should get -1 IMO.
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    Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread SOD ORF Tony Montana Writes....Following the shocking defeat in the Personality of the year competition for boss Dave Izod last night, it was all quiet at the New Den this afternoon as a disappointed South East London woke to ask themselves why?..The respected Izod was widely thought to be crowned as EC106 personality of the year for the third time running but in a stunning defeat came off second best to controversial American scarecrow Paris Hilton who at 47.8 % of the vote out scored Izod by almost 22% in the EC106 wide poll of managers. We attempted to approach a group of youth players who were busy resurfacing the visitors car park, but before they could comment we received a polite '' SOD ORF , or my dog will eat your face '' from a passing member of the Millwall security staff. Nevertheless theories are all ready doing the rounds in docklands as to why Izod was so comprehensively defeated.. 1.It was bent – disgraced N/A bookie Phil Gibbon falsified the results to fix a win for the ride. 2.The competition received very little media coverage outside the North depriving Izod of his core support in the South. 3.A mysterious fault in the voting website resulted in votes being transferred from Izod to Hilton. 4.The N/A has infiltrated EC106 to such a degree, the majority of its managers are now active N/A members and their block vote secured the title for the pointy nosed , flat chested dim witted illegal immigrant Hilton. What ever the cause of the upset was, the vote will stand and EC106 will now for the first time in its history sail an uncertain course in the SM ocean without the well manicured and reassuring hand of Dave Izod gripping its tiller. Frankie Says...........I'll ave your ears for this.
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    Caleb

    Players: Should I buy, sell or keep?

    Re: Players: Should I buy, sell or keep? Yeah I guessed so too. Saw you posting on the Italy and German threads respectively.
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    Özil

    Fifa Manager Mode - Blackpool

    Re: Fifa Manager Mode - Blackpool Blackpool Roar On Blackpool recorded their first win this season and of the Henrik Larsson Era in colossal fashion with a 4-2 win over Swansea in their first pre-season friendly of the campaign. Blackpool made their intentions clear when they lined up with a 4-3-3 formation which gave out the impression that Blackpool were looking to score a handful of goals and they showed their attacking Prowess earlier on with DJ Campbell getting the first of the Larsson Era, but the joy was short-lived as Swansea equalised with a world class free kick from Nathan Dyer to silence the bundle of Blackpool supporters at the Away end. Dyer sent Swansea fans into over drive in the 45th minute with a lung busting burst through the heart of Blackpool's and coolly chipping Blackpool shot stopper Rachuba to leave Blackpool dumbfounded as they went in at half time 2-1 down. However, Larsson seemed to have given the players inspiration during the break as the Blackpool team came out rejuvenated and Blackpool grabbed an equaliser in the 56th minute through another DJ Campbell goal mimicking that of Dyer's earlier goal and Blackpool began causing Swansea all sorts of problems, Charlie Adam coming close with a rocket, shaking the frame of the goal but Blackpool were rewarded late on with a quick fire double from the teenage sensation Ryan Sméagil. The 16 year old fired in a sensational double in the 80th to the 85th minute, to leave Swansea dejected and the losers at the final whistle with a 4-2 win to Blackpool. The first of the Henrik Larsson campaign. DJ Campbell celebrating his second of the game.
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    Re: 25 Man Squad Introduced for the Premier League
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    .CFC

    Graphics Help

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    Alurcard

    Player Ratings, FC Barcelona.

    Re: Player Ratings, FC Barcelona.
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    Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread 'Klaas' act signs for North End Preston have completed the signing of Dutch international Klaas Jan Huntelaar from West Bromwich Albion in the eraly hours of this morning. The 26 year old joins for £5m + Fernando Llorente. The Spaniard finished as Preston's top scorer in a poor season for Preston, but only scored one goal in the last half of the season, and had voiced his concern over the lack of games. Huntelaar had a good goalscoring record in the English league, averaging roughly a goal every two games before joining West Brom initially on loan, where in Season 9, he finished as Division One's top scorer with 19 goals as West Brom won the First Division title. Huntelaar inherits Llorente's number 9 shirt, and should make his debut in the first game of the new season.
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    Lensois

    Official French Ligue 1 & 2 Thread

    Re: French Ligue 1 and 2
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    Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Yeah, i worked that out when i just saw Phillip's news paper report on SM. Hadn't seen it when i wrote both them messages.
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    Vorxstiengort

    Ratings Thread Links

    Re: Ratings Thread Links Added! Welcome to the list
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    Didi

    Official French Ligue 1 & 2 Thread

    Re: French Ligue 1 and 2
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    Didi

    Official French Ligue 1 & 2 Thread

    Re: French Ligue 1 and 2 I agree with DM-Pazz's rating predictions above. Dia is good though and might rise to 89 this time or next season if he doesn't drop in form. He might be on verge to move to a bigger club too. Tabanou made the expected break through and will make a big break through next season and one can expect rising profile of Sissoko.
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    KopStar

    Help With Deal(s) Thread...

    Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread...
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    AsianInvasian

    Help With Deal(s) Thread...

    Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... Wouldn't take either' date=' can see Keane dropping to 90 and Guti droppng too. Diouf isn't that great, and Cisse might get 90, but still will be 2 points lower than Kuyt. I think it is, Sulejmani just isn't getting game time at Ajax and he's not going to be a 90 anytime soon, while Busquets has a half-decent chance of getting 91.
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    Re: French Ligue 1 and 2 Hope it helps....
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    backy

    Bosnian premier league ratings

    Re: Bosnian premier league ratings NK ZVIJEZDA Elvis Karic 60-72 rise Zoran Brkovic 77-78 rise Amir Hamzic 78-79/80 rise Srdjan Savic 77-78 rise Jasmin Moranjkic 78 stay(+1 maybe) Rusmir Jusic 77-78 rise Velibor Vasilic 80-81 rise Armin Delic 77-78 rise Muamer Nezic 72 stay Fuad Gazibegovic 76 stay Vedad Omeragic 72-74 rise
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    Kensational

    Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2

    Re: Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2 Yup, thats me. BTW the reason why I don't speak is 'cause my mic is broke. Getting a new one this week hopefully.
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    Didi

    Official French Ligue 1 & 2 Thread

    Re: French Ligue 1 and 2
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    Insider

    SMEL Drafting thread

    Re: SMEL Drafting thread Kazzer has chosen Alan Dzagoev.
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    Re: Gold Championship 50 - Match Report / Transfers Thread The Return Of Former Ajax Manager It has later this hour been announced that Englishmen Jake' has made a return to GC50 management after his long spell at Dutch club Ajax. Moments ago Jake' was appointed the new manager at TSG Hoffenheim at an immediate job role in hope that the rising youth side salvage something from their topsy turby season some would describe as. TSG currently sit 3 points outside the european spots and with the season coming to an end it is thought that Jake' is aiming to finish in the Sheild places so then he can lookahead to football next season. This is what a spokesman at Hoffenheim had to say tonight: "We can confirm that Jake' has tonight been appointed at our football club in order to attempt to slavahe something from this season, who knows SMFA Shield next season maybe? If not then the new man can concntrate on pushing towards them to 3 spots then be up there with the bigs boys in 2 seasons time, at least things are finally looking up at our football club. Thanks and goodnight from Germany."
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    Re: English Championship 2933 Youth Cup Derby can go up in group 1
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    col lufc #

    The Official Leeds United FC

    Re: The Official Leeds United FC Ever since she presented Billy with the F.A.Cup Our Liz has always been a big Leeds fan, check out an Old Master Piece hanging on the wall
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    Re: PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread David Luiz in my opinion is a very talented defender with huge potential, however from what I've seen of him he is extremely prone to being caught out of position, and i think the 3-1 defeat to Porto was a perfect example of how he often moves into an advanced position, leaves a gaping hole and simply fails to cover it up and backtrack. Also, Quim is a **** goalkeeper, he is so clueless in his positioning and has horrible handling.
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    admiralmurf

    Help me with my FC Porto

    Re: Help me with my FC Porto I can't really make tactical decisions for you based on what every other team in the league plays because I don't know what their teams are. I'm just saying that playing 4-2-4 is the best way I can see to get all your best players on the pitch. In terms of player runs, I normally add runs making the full-backs go forwards and the centre-backs backwards. David Silva is also a winger, so he can be equally as important on the wing. Regarding Hamsik, I would definitely advise getting him. He's certainly better than Meireles. I don't see Meireles ever rising above his current rating, but Hamsik has the potential to become very good. Pablo Hernandez, Mata and Michel Bastos are all other wingers that you could buy who would fit into the 4-2-4 if you decide to use it. Otherwise, you could put Lisandro as a winger and play Falcao as a striker, or buy another striker. Or, if you really want a changearound, you could look to replace Rodriguez and Valencia with AMs and play a 4-2-2-2 or 4-1-3-2. But that's just a thought. I hope this is a little more helpful. (Rep please if it is )
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