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  1. Brumster

    Brumsters' Hot Buys

    Re: Brumsters' Hot Buys SPL
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  2. Re: English Championship 2933 Reporting thread HALF SEASON REPORT DIVISION 4 1st Carisle United – 48 pts Manager: Jooles Dawson The Division four front runners have set the tone for most of the season and it doesn’t look like they will stop anytime soon. The Cumbrians have picked up 48 points from a possible 54 in a remarkable unbeaten run remincent of the Arsenal’s 2003-2004 season where they were unbeaten for the whole season. Although it is too early to call Dawson’s Carisle United side ‘the Invicibles’, there is potential there with the likes of Santa Cruz, Anderson Nene and Arruda Helton for an unprecidented season at Brunton Park. However there are mixed signs are coming out of the Crumbian based club with the mass amount of player personnel being shipped out and another worrying issue is whether the small club can support the higher wages for the likes of Julien Escude, David Jarolim and Manuel Friedrich. Prediction: 1st – too strong for the rest of the competition, although it could be close with Luton Town and Walsall closing in. 2nd Luton Town – 43 pts Manager: Dan Forester The second half of the “Big Two” in Division 4, the Hatters have tried to match Carisle United in every aspect with 13 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss. Like many others they cannot match the expenditure of the “high rollers’ but has done admirably to keep within touching distance of the leaders. A squad that is built around youth and the future, the Bedfordshire club has relied on the play making abilities of Stuart Holden and Jeremy Pied out wide and the finishing capabilties of Derby County loan striker Zardin Roberto and Cambodian Prince Tagoe who have combined for 22 goals so far. Prediction – 2nd if Holden and Pied remain fit for the rest of the campaign, this predicition isn’t much of a problem. 3rd Walsall – 39 pts Manager: Glenn Formosa In another season Walsall would have been consideration for an automatic promotion place unfortunately for the Saddlers, two strong contenders have emerged but that is not to say that the automatic promotion is lost for the West Midlands side. Manager Formosa has built a solid defenisive unit that boasts the equal best defensive record of the season, with the former Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek and their defensive quintet of Kalifa Cisse, Nuno Andre, David Ducourtioux, Eran Zehavi and Wayne Brown providing a solid defensive wall while the on loan winger John Fleck is responsible for the play making duties. Predicition – 3rd Strong defensive side that can create chances on the counter with Fleck, should remain in good position in promotion play-off 4th Leyton Orient – 37 pts Manager: Neil Matterson Despite their doubters earlier in the season, Leyton Orient are in fourth position at the half way point of the season. The strong right side of the midfield consisting of youngesters with Russian teenager Zhano Ananidze and Ukranian Denys Garmash are troubling many sides however Israeli striker Idan Sade and Togan Floyd Ayite have been surprise packets in an inexperienced squad. Prediction – 5th surprised many with their performances, but the question is whether they can maintain their success. It is essential that loan player Ananidze plays a big part in their success. 5th Stockport County – 33pts Manager: Patrice Evra In a tight promotion race, it is critical to time your run correctly or suffer by missing a promotion play-off place. The old cliché that you need a strong defense in order to win has been taken to the letter by Stockport manager Patrice Evra, the former defender employing a strong back 4 with promising youngesters Fredrico Fernandez and Simon Mignolet carrying the team’s defense. While Dominic Adiyah has dislodged veteran Ernesto Chevanto from the lone striker’s role with some impressive performances. Prediction – 6th Will heavily depend on their defense to succed, more so than Leyton Orient. Need to find recognised striker before an inevitable drop. 6th Gillingham – 28pts Manager: Ian Eltringham Snuck into the top 6 after a string of 3 straight victories (One impressive victory over 3rd place Walsall), Gillingham are in a four way log jam with Brentford, Crewe and Bristol Rovers. The Gills have done brilliantly to sneak into the 6th spot with the likes of Geoffery Hairemans starring in the Walsall win. However, problems with securing a definite starting 11 may hinder their continuity. Prediction – 11th There are far stronger teams in Division four that will vy for the final spot. Gillingham will fall to by the weyside.
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  3. Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread Wigan Athletic Season 11 Review Final League Position: 11th After last season's dismal showing in Division One, hopes were high for this campaign but Wigan began the season with a continuation of their dreadful form. Like last year, Wigan had spells where they seemed to be going the right way up the table. June was a decent month where the club won 15 points out of a possible 27 and they were pushing for a play-off spot. However this form was not replicated often enough and defeats to promotion chasing rivals Leeds, Preston and Middlesbrough in July set off a chain reaction of defeats which eliminated Wigan from the title chase. Wigan boasted an incredible record of not drawing any league game until their 32nd game of the season against Stoke City. Last season, their inability to convert draws into wins was their eventual downfall. This season it has been the opposite and many games where they should have won ended up in draws due to silly tackles, defensive lapses or errors in tactical changes. Wigan limped to the finish line with only one victory from their final eight games. Thankfully they already had enough points on the board at this stage to avoid being sucked into a relegation battle. But their final position of eleventh has alarmed many fans who are now worried that this mediocrity is here to stay. Best Signing of the Season: Guiseppe Mascara Surprisingly enough, the award for best signing of the season doesn't go to £16m man Fernando Cavenaghi but little-known ex-Catania forward Guiseppe Mascara whose arrival into the team began with the barnstorming 7-2 destruction of Watford back in June. The team went on to score 15 goals in 3 games with Mascara providing much-needed creativity to add to Cavenaghi's cutting edge. Although he has struggled to keep his place in the team, Mascara has been an invaluable asset to the team, creating 9 goals in 16 games and scoring 4 times. It came as no surprise that when Mascara got injured, Cavenaghi's goals dried up and Wigan's slide down the table began. Smith's decision to try and pair Yakubu and Cavenaghi in the later stages of the season has also doomed Mascara to the bench, although the presence of two strikers on the pitch and no creative forward to supply them with chances has been obvious in the results. Mascara will be looking for a larger role next season if he can prove his worth during the summer friendlies. Worst Signing of the Season: Tomas Hubschman Tomas Hubschman arrived for a hefty £9.9m plus Cristian Jonathas and Marc Mateu and, like Vincent Kompany last year, was seen to be the missing ingredient in a key area of Wigan's team - the defensive midfield position. However Hubschman has struggled for form this year and has been blasted by the fans for his lack of pace and stamina, playing without passion and seemingly disinterested in doing well for the team. It is too early to tell whether Hubschman will be sold at the first opportunity but like Kompany last year, he will be no doubt given a second chance to prove himself with a full pre-season of training and friendlies to get to know how the team plays. Kompany has played a lot better this season thanks to settling in over summer and it will be interesting to see whether Hubschman will respond in the same manner. Fans Assessment of Transfers: Reasonable The fans blasted Smith for wasting money on silly transfers last year so it's no surprise that the Wigan manager was more frugal this year. His summer signings have featured frequently in the first team and there has been little of the "buy a player then sell him later in the season for a loss" mentality that cost Wigan money last year. Fernando Cavenaghi has provided the goal threat that Wigan lacked last year with fellow new signings Riquelme and Mascara providing plenty of ammunition. Smith also took a more active role in recruiting young players this season. His decision to sell Felix Vargas for 10k when his value rocketed a few weeks later to £2m will remain a stain on his record but he has received good mark-ups on the likes of Kolor Todev, Miroslav Markovic and Antonio Jakolis. The transfer deficit this year is only £3.9m which leaves Smith with a reasonable transfer budget over the summer and although Wigan have one of the smallest youth squads in the country, the players there are mostly good quality and will no doubt force themselves into first-team reckoning in the next season or two. High Point of the Season: Wigan 7 - Watford 2 Wigan began their season how they ended the last one - struggling for form, being unable to create goal scoring opportunities and not settling on a particular system of play. The arrival of Guiseppe Mascara in the days leading to the home game against Watford on 5th June led many fans to question whether Smith was wise in signing an older Italian player whose best days were behind him. But Mascara was the catalyst for a mini-run of games where Wigan pummelled their opposition, scoring 7 against Watford, 4 against Crystal Palace and then 4 against Norwich. Mascara didn't manage to score against Watford but set up 3 goals during the game. Pre-season signings Steed Malbranque and Fernando Cavenaghi got on the score sheet, Wigan stalwart Alexander Hleb grabbed a brace and Argentian magician Juan-Roman Riquelme pulled off a master class in attacking football with a scintilating hat trick. Watford managed 2 goals in reply but Wigan's attacking football was splendid as they battered Pletiklosa's goal 12 times during the match, hitting the target with 7 of their efforts. It was a high point early in the season and one which the club failed to match. Low Point of the Season: Wigan 2 - Crewe Alexandra 3 There were a few drubbings during the course of the season, particularly late in the year when Wigan were hammered at West Ham and Plymouth but it's this defeat to Crewe on 29th September which is seen to be the low point of the season. Wigan were within touching distance of the play-offs and a win would have kept them in the hunt going into the final two games. But Juan Roman-Riquelme had his worst game of the season, Julio Baptista was carried off injured and there was a disastrous managerial decision to switch to 4-3-3 in the final 15 minutes which led to the defeat. Crewe were never going to be any pushovers but the fans hoped the players would go down with more a fight than they did. Instead of competing for the final play-off place, Wigan's confidence was destroyed by this loss and they went on to lose against Cardiff later in the week to cement their Division Two status for another year. Targets for Next Season Smith splashed out big money during the summer, bringing in ten players to add depth to his shallow squad which got relegated from Division One. Wigan clearly found this division more competitive than they assumed and found it hard to keep the pace with the leading teams. They were chasing the pack from the beginning and despite a few good runs, Wigan never really looked like challenging for promotion. A play-off place seemed their best bet but again they have flattered to deceive and their biggest problem from last year - losing to their direct rivals in the league - has cost them dear again with the likes Tranmere, Preston, West Ham, Middlesbrough and Shorpe all managing to take points off them. One of next year's targets MUST be to take points off the teams that they will be competing against (whether that's for promotion, the play-offs or even staving off relegation) otherwise they will find themselves in the same situation. Smith was rarely been able to field his strongest eleven, with Hleb, Yakubu, Cavenaghi, Kompany, Riquelme, Baptista and Riveros all suffering from injuries or suspensions at various points during the season. There is no question that this is a strong line-up when all are present but the problem is that they have not been present and it was the same problem last year which is leading fans to call for a change to the way the team play. Smith must find a way for Wigan to compete for the ball and play with aggression but not to lose players due to injury or suspension by playing that way. Is promotion a target for next season? Or is this league too competitive and just staying in it is more of a challenge than going up? Wigan will be no doubt up there in the favourites group but they must get out of the blocks early next year and start as they mean to go on. Fulham, Coventry and Newcastle will all be looking for an instant return to the top flight after their relegation and Reading, Sheffield Wednesday and whoever wins the Division 3 play-offs will also be looking to make a name for themselves. Count in the likes of Wolves, Leeds and any three of Aston Villa, Tranmere, Shorpe and Middlesbrough, depending on who wins the play-offs, and already you have an ultra-competitive field before the first ball has even been kicked. Smith has already agreed to sign Bristol Rovers winger Albert Reira for a fee of £8.5m after the play-offs have finished and he is known to be looking for another centre back to keep competition for places tight all over the pitch. But will this be enough to save Wigan from yet another season of high expectations and ultimate failure to deliver them?
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  4. Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread Preston sign out in style with win over Scunny Preston North End bidded farewell to the Second Division in style, defeating play-off contenders Shorpe United 2-1 at Glanford Park. Preston rested many key names for the game, but still vowed to treat the game like any other, with Shorpe's future dependent on the result. Matty James scored his third league goal of the season in his first start for Preston, with Craig Bellamy scoring the decisive goal after Tom Huddlestone, thought to be ineligible for the game, gave Shorpe hope of victory. After the game, Preston manager James Burrow was asked about Tom Huddlestone's inclusion was pre-arranged: "Tom shoudn't have played, he has a clause in his contract stating he cannot play against us, and I was a bit surprised to say the least when he came on at half time. Let's just say, me and Jon (Crawford, Shorpe manager) had a bit of an argument after the break. In normal circumstances, the matter would be reported to the FA, but seeing as his inclusion didnt affect the outcome of the game, we have decided not to submit a complaint. Tom will be available for Shorpe's upcoming play-off games." After being quizzed on the possibility of Matty James earning a starting place next season, Burrow fell short of ruling that possibility out: "We're running out of superlatives to describe this guy, he is the perfect role model to all young kids out there, and puts 100% into his performance. I dont want to talk up his chances of first team football next season, a player of his age needs to be introduced slowly, and it would be best for him to keep his feet on the ground. But his debut season has certainly given me food for thought." Finally, the Preston manager revealed to the press two new defensive signings: "We are pleased to announce the signing of Ghanaian captain John Mensah and Spain U21 defender Alberto Botia for the new season. The fee will remain undisclosed, but I will say the total fee is the greatest we have paid in one day's spending. We needed to bulk up the defence with the departures of Upson and Sidnei (the latter joining Sheffield United for £7m) and we heard that John was available after enquiring for his team-mate, Gary Cahill. You may recall me saying that every successful team has an African player somewhere, and now we have Mensah. He's solid, there's a reason why he's nicknamed 'The Rock of Gibraltar!' His awareness is key, and although he isn't too pacy, he is rarely caught out of position. The signing of Botia is interesting, ahead of the Spain-Hungary game, I was scouting defenders to replace Puyol, and Botia was one of those on my list. He attracted my attention, but I decided against calling him up for a senior start as I chose experience over skill, but he is a future senior centre-back in the making, will he be in one of my future squads, who knows?" - Mensah (left) joins from Sunderland, whereas Botia (right) signs from recently relegated Fulham
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  5. My english isn't very good so I'd try to answer all your questions but... Real MadridBarcelona Atlético de Madrid Valencia Sevilla Mallorca Villarreal Real Betis Getafe Osasuna Athletic Rayo Vallecano Sporting Málaga Racing Zaragoza Espanyol Real Sociedad Levante Granada
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  6. Re: English Championship 7046 Previews & Predictions Thread PREVIEW & PREDICTIONS DIV-1 TURN 19 - Sat 9th OCTOBER BLACKBURN (12th)...v...SUNDERLAND (6th) DDWDDD...............................DLWWDW Blackburn have a tough home match against 6th placed Sunderland. Sunderland have an impressive away record - W5 D3 L1 - and Blackburn will hope to improve on their home record W2 D5 L2 coz they are not safe from relegation. Prediction: BLACKBURN 1 SUNDERLAND 1 ............................................ LIVERPOOL (4th)...v...CHELSEA (5th) WLLLWD.....................LWWWDD Liverpool go into this match with no injuries and Chelsea have ARBELOA & ESSIEN OUT injured - however, Liverpool's home record is excellent W8 D0 L1 and I think that will see them through this match. Prediction: LIVERPOOL 2 CHELSEA 1 ............................................ WIGAN (10th)...v...STOKE (9th) DWLWLL................WWLLDD This should be an interesting match 10th v 9th. Wigan have lost the last 2 matches and have a small squad. Stoke however, go into this match with 5 injuries which could prove to be vital. Prediction: WIGAN 2 STOKE 0 ............................................ BOLTON (11th)...v...EVERTON (1st) LLWWWL...................LWWDLW Difficult match for Bolton. Everton are on fire and sit TOP of the league. Bolton have small pool with one injury.Bolton's home record is W4 D1 L4 and Everton's away record is W6 D1 L2 which is impressive. Prediction: BOLTON 1 EVERTON 3 ............................................ WEST BROM (19th)...v...NEWCASTLE (2nd) LLLLLD..........................LDDWWW W.B.A will miss PIRES and SUAZO through injury and Newcastle have no injuries. The match will be vital for WEST BROM coz they need the points. WBA home record W2 D2 L5 and Newcastle away record is W5 D2 L2 Prediction: WEST BROM 0 NEWCASTLE 3 ............................................ ASTON VILLA (14th)...v...MAN CITY (15th) DLWDDD........................DWWLLD This is a difficult match to predict as both teams are similar and only a point away from a relegation spot. VILLA home record W3 D4 L2 and CITY away W4 D1 L4 and with both recent performances, I sit on the fence. Prediction: ASTON VILLA 1 MAN CITY 1 ............................................ TOTTENHAM (16th)...v...BIRMINGHAM (17th) WLLDLL.........................LWWLWD This is another scenario where both clubs are only a point away from a relegation spot. Tottenham have ALAN HUTTON injured and Fernando GAGA Suspended for this match. Birmingham have a full squad which could help. However, home advantage could settle it. Prediction: TOTTENHAM 2 BIRMINGHAM 0 ............................................ ARSENAL (8th)...v...FULHAM (13th) DWWLLW.................LLLWDW Arsenal go into this match with 4 injuries and Fulham have no injury worries.Fulham will be in trouble should they lose and their recent form may not be enough Arsenal home record W5 D1 L3 / Fulham away record W3 D2 L4 should be a home win here. Prediction: ARSENAL 3 FULHAM 1 ............................................ WEST HAM (3rd)...v...MAN UTD (7th) WDWWWL..................DWWDWL This will be a cracker. West Ham have the BEST home defence in the league and Man Utd have the 2nd top goals scored away from home. Both teams have full squads with no injuries. WH home W5 D3 L1/ M UTD away W5 D3 L1 Prediction: WEST HAM 1 MAN UTD 1 ............................................ WOLVES (18th)...v...BLACKPOOL (20th) WWWDWW......................LLLLLL Blackpool need to win this match to keep in touch with the relegation candidates. Despite being 18th - Wolves are unbeaten in their last six matches. An important factor regarding Blackpool - they have only scored 7 away goals this season and they have lost their last 6 matches. Prediction: WOLVES 2 BLACKPOOL 0 ............................................
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  7. Re: English Championship 2933 Reporting thread
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  8. Re: Bundesliga Ratings 2010/2011 (I)
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  9. Respuesta: Alberto Botia or Nicolas Otamendi botia great player but he will stay 88 and the next maybe 89 otamendi will rise to 90 and will rise in the future
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  10. Re: Fifa 11 SM Pro club team. do 35 out of 50 shooting accomplishments
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  11. Re: Serie A - Analysis and Ratings I think both will stay for now
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  12. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread have given the thread a wide berth following the rap for spam, but now have something relevant to post:- For the new season Jourdern (87 rated GK) can go out on loan - let me know if your interested. With my three loanees returning imminently to there clubs:- Pablo Pintos form Darlington Sofiane Feghouli from Crystal Palace Evgeni Makeev from Huddersfield I am on the look out for a RB and a LB both rated 88+ for a season long loan! If i had puppy dog eyes I would be flapping them furiously at you lot in the upper echelons of the 1st division - cmon, you know you wanna - i swear i will feed and water then every day!
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  13. Re: Iniesta or Fabregas/Xavi?
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  14. Brumster

    Brumsters' Hot Buys

    Re: Brumsters' Hot Buys EPL. Marc Albrighton Current Sm Rating:75 Preddicted Sm Rating:82/84 Marc Albrighton has so far Shone for Aston Villa this season. His pace, Crosses and ability to take on defenders as well as being very mature minded for his age has put him at the top of my EPL list. His current form will see him rise considerable within the next Rating Changes. Phil Jones Current Sm Rating: 80 Predicted Sm Rating: 85 Having Continued his impressive form from the end of last season Phil Jones has to be one of the best Young Cb's in the EPL. His Power, Height and Vison has nailed him in the Blackburn starting X1. He has already started as many games as he did last season so a bg rise is inevitable.
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  15. Re: Players: Should I buy, sell or keep? Both will drop 1 It all depends what you need and what is available. They will be 91 and 90 for a season or two on SM.
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  16. Re: Best Tactics for Barcelona or this.. 4-4-2 diamond. messi and villa as the forwards, masch as the CDM, RM is iniesta and LM will be pedro, keita if u have him. It works for me. The formation Aitken gave u should also work, though I would use a 3-4-1-2
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  17. Re: Available Teams, No Job Offers! (GC Teams Only!)
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  18. Re: The iPhone / iPod Touch / iPod Discussion Thread If you dont have wifi then use Sprint works the best
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  19. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread I remember 2 seasons ago Cheltenham used to be good in Division 2 and they were the overachievers in Division 2, beating some top teams once in a while. But how come they are now relegated to Division 4?
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  20. Re: World Championship 10000 Discussion thread I have won the race to sign Maduro That gives me a decent CB who can partner Loovens. Just looking to strengthen my squad at the moment. I'm doing it slowly but I am happy with players I have signed
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  21. Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... Don't sell Zarate, he's playing for a Lazio side doing really well in the league, finally with a sound manager and the owner doesn't look like he'll be freezing players out anymore Essien is one of the world's best midfielders, and a good season for Chelsea could see him rise (if he stays fit). I don't rate Sergio Ramos, but you don't find highly rated RBs that often on SM... so, that's a tough one. But based on value/future value, don't sell Essien. He's oozing class. And, yes, sell Ambrosini. That's a nice little fat wad of cash you're getting there.
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  22. JeanClaude

    Fernando Torres

    Re: Fernando Torres - 96 -> 95
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  23. Sylar

    Marcelo or Cissokho?

    Re: Marcelo or Cissokho? I would go with Marcelo just because he did amazingly well for Madrid until he suffered an injurie about a week ago. One of the best players of Madrid (if not the best) according to all spanish newspapers since the beginning of the season. I don't know how Cissokho is doing for Lyon... He's quality, but Marcelo plays for better sides than him (Real Madrid/Brazil NT in the future) and has more potential. Definitely a 93+ in a couple of seasons imo.
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  24. Re: Players: Should I buy, sell or keep? Navas is a great crosser and gets alot of assists hes also skillful he will keep his rating i wud of thought. Silva it depends how he fits into english football which at the moment is hard to tell. Id go navas
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  25. Re: The iPhone / iPod Touch / iPod Discussion Thread Type in on the URL bar on Safari(on the actual iTouch itself), www()jailbreakme com (usual layout) Trust me ive used it, and my ipods jalibroken.
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  26. Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... So do it:)
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  27. Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread EC 106 SEASON 11 - GAME 38 GD/PTS Division 1 1 Tottenham © 18 80 2 Chelsea 41 74 3 Arsenal 20 69 4 Darlington 17 66 ...................................................................................................... 5 Everton 7 66 6 Southampton 11 64 7 Manchester United 13 58 8 Burnley -6 55 9 Millwall 1 54 10 Liverpool -5 51 ....................................................................................................... 11 Sheffield United 0 50 12 Charlton Athletic -4 48 13 West Bromwich Albion 38 -3 45 14 Portsmouth -8 45 15 Blackburn Rovers -12 43 16 Huddersfield Town -14 40 17 Manchester City -4 39 ........................................................................................................ 18 Fulham ® -26 39 19 Coventry City ® -22 37 20 Newcastle United ® -24 28 Division 2 1 West Ham United © 21 70 2 Preston North End (P) 11 69 ....................................................................................................... 3 Aston Villa 12 62 4 Tranmere Rovers 2 61 5 Middlesbrough 20 60 6 Shorpe United 11 60 ........................................................................................................ 7 Birmingham City 16 59 8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 59 9 Leeds United 11 59 10 Plymouth Argyle 12 55 11 Wigan Athletic 2 54 12 Watford 2 54 13 Sunderland -11 54 14 Crewe Alexandra -3 52 15 Cardiff City -13 48 16 Stoke City -7 41 17 Crystal Palace -14 41 ...................................................................................................... 18 Norwich City ® -25 39 19 Doncaster Rovers ® 38 -25 31 20 Notts County ® -36 29 Division 3 1 Reading © 31 75 2 Sheffield Wednesday (P) 34 69 ....................................................................................................... 3 Southend United 18 66 4 Bradford City 11 63 5 Wycombe Wanderers 11 62 6 Leicester City 16 60 ...................................................................................................... 7 Brighton and Hove Albion 12 58 8 Gillingham -6 58 9 Barnsley 4 57 10 Port Vale 6 56 11 Leyton Orient 4 53 12 Derby County -4 52 13 Bolton Wanderers -7 51 14 Queens Park Rangers 5 50 15 Carlisle United -22 48 16 Swansea City -12 45 17 Rochdale -13 41 ...................................................................................................... 18 Cheltenham Town ® -25 34 19 Ipswich Town ® -26 32 20 Yeovil Town ® -37 25 Division 4 1 Bristol City © 25 72 2 Bristol Rovers (P) 30 71 ................................................................................................... 3 Rotherham United 27 70 4 Hull City 25 66 5 Nottingham Forest 19 63 6 Walsall 16 60 .................................................................................................... 7 Hartlepool United 11 57 8 Blackpool -4 54 9 Grimsby Town 10 52 10 Northampton Town 9 52 11 Colchester United -11 51 12 Chesterfield -6 50 13 Luton Town -5 49 14 Brentford 0 47 15 Oxford United -10 46 16 Peterborough United -6 44 17 Boston United -10 44 18 Swindon Town -30 35 19 Rushden & Diamonds -37 33 20 AFC Bournemouth -53 28 Play-off Semi Finals..all games to be played on Friday 8th October Division 2 Aston Villa - Shorpe United Tranmere Rovers - Middlesbrough Division 3 Southend United - Leicester City Bradford City - Wycombe Wanderers Division 4 Rotherham United - Walsall Hull city - Nottingham Forest
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  28. Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... Axel Witsel is quite good and has started all 10 games for standard leige in the league whereas de jong is a regular starter for man city and could be looking at a 92 if he plays like he is for man city and netherlands..get more money in the deal if you really want to sell de jong
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  29. I saw this on the uefa website and thought it will be useful for every one of us here including myself . It explains almost every formation , its key positions and what it favours . A video is also included if you need a brief explanation about how it works . 4-4-2 KEY POSITIONS : Central midfielders FAVOURS : Well-balanced sides whose central midfielders complement each other , providing a good balance between attack and defence VIDEO : http://www.uefa.com/trainingground/index.html#34002/128/519235 4-4-2 (DIAMOND) KEY POSITIONS : Holding midfielder( Defensive midfielder) , Full backs . FAVOURS : Sides with good fullbacks supported by a forceful holding midfielder VIDEO : http://www.uefa.com/trainingground/index.html#34002/128/520718 4-5-1 KEY POSITIONS : Lone striker , Wingers . Favours : This system depends mainly on a lone striker who is hardworking and a midfield that can support him adequately . VIDEO : http://www.uefa.com/trainingground/index.html#34002/128/503154 5-3-2 KEY POSITIONS : Wing-backs , Central midfielder FAVOURS : This system heavily relies on strong wingbacks that provide width VIDEO : http://www.uefa.com/trainingground/index.html#34002/128/519240 3-4-3 KEY POSITIONS : Centre backs , Wingers . FAVOURS : Attacking minded teams with three good centre backs and hardworking wingers capable of helping both attack and defence. VIDEO : http://www.uefa.com/trainingground/index.html#34002/128/519241 3-5-2 KEY POSTIONS : Wingers , Centre backs , Holding midfielder FAVOURS : Versatile centre backs that are well covered by a harworking defensive midfielder and wingers that help the attack and defence when possible . VIDEO : http://www.uefa.com/trainingground/index.html#34002/128/519239 4-3-3 KEY POSITIONS : Defensive midfielder , Wide forwards FAVOURS : Teams boasting a good defensive midfielders and lively wingers comfortable dropping back to support the back line when needed . VIDEO : http://www.uefa.com/trainingground/index.html#34002/128/519237 This is much of football related , but can help here somehow . Ahmed.
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  30. Re: Serie A - Analysis and Ratings Juan - He is a regular for Roma and is as always holding a high standard. Mexés is a regular for France' date=' but not for Roma, so he'd have a higher chance of dropping (not that I'd think it'll happen). Ibra - Stay. Melo - Stay. Del Piero - Stay. No one can get a 90 at Catania if they don't get out in Europe. Andujar is a great keeper though, and if he moves to a higher club, he will rise to 90 (and beyond). At the moment it looks like Maxi Lopez will stay.
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  31. Re: A Winning Team that keeps losing
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  32. garymack

    Talent Website

    Been off for a few days and its been raining so have been screwing around with a website I had I have changed it to a football talent website, so it will have all the top talent from around the world....it doesn't have alot of space so its just list's with links to there stats.. I have only done Argentina and Brazil so far but will get the rest done over the rest of the week. Please have a look and tell me what you think Good or Bad the link is below http://www.doomkong.co.uk/ Edit:England now done Germany now done France now done Netherlands now done Spain now done
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