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    dai smout

    DAiS Genesis | Media

    dais genesis | awards | season five dais genesis awards | season five for the game world built upon communication, it has never been so immersive. with season five complete, dais genesis not only remains strong and healthy, but still continues to experience incredible growth. the contributions of media articles by its managers rise in both quantity and quality with each passing season, and the private game world forum has never enjoyed such levels of communication. to its members great credit, dais genesis is total immersion. together with the Manager's Manager (peer) voting, dais genesis also incorporates the Miracle Man system (by David Garvock) which awards managers for exceptional performance. although, along with the winners of the various categories, recognition is also due to the top managers whom have achieved excellence this season. |manager of the season christian bishop | lorientthe success of christian last season doesn't require separate awards, such as official, miracle man, or manager's manager etc. he achieved them all. easily. and by far. whilst lorient have one of the poorest teams (and managers..) and were seemingly stuck in division four, christian defied the odds. not only dominating his league, and gaining promotion, he also topped the miracle man table and every applicable vote. he obviously enjoys sitting astride large polls.. |manager of division one si nicholls | wigansi nicholl's wigan performed better than any other team in the first division this season and, thus, is the proud winner of the mm award for the premiership. again, this member won both awards (miracle man and manager's manager) yet it was closer than a very close thing with an extra special reason to be close. his opponent, ben magee, was pipped at the post by just one vote in the poll by their peers. on one side was the 'si performed relatively better', against the other 'ben finished higher in the division' - that one has constructed a great team since over many months vs a poorer team that achieved much from less was the order of the day from the two opposing camps of voters. in the end, si nicholls reigns as the division one manager's manager, whilst ben magee begins his well deserved reign as champion of division one. |manager of division two maarten pouw | real betisalthough new members traditionally perform poorly to begin with, the man with the unfeasible amount of vowels in his name gained promotion in his first season and is, as above, rewarded with both the miracle man and manager's manager titles. |manager of division three ashley kirk | southamptonfollowing a terrible season in which he played like a total booby, ashley returned this season to punish almost everyone whom faced his side. kirky, like the others, is awarded both titles this season (one senses a trend..) and i look forward to the day that someone punches him in the chops. |manager of division four christian bishop | lorientwhat a guy. the type of bloke whom makes one drop to their knee's and thank god they're a man. that said, i imagine any normal folk with such a beard would put it to better use (note to self| research 'better use' for beards..) true story| whilst researching applicants for dais genesis, the first post i read of christian's (elohim) was a discussion between two managers. christian had replied [something along the lines of] that 'who would mindfully select leyton orient?' i, at that very moment, received a personal message from him choosing 'Lorient' and i, erm, in a confused state, um, well, guess the rest.. along with being crowned champion of division four, christian also was awarded the miracle man award, the manager's manager award and the title of dais genesis manager of the season.
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    Nick Justice

    Forum League Gold Championship 350

    Re: Forum League Gold Championship 350 Justice Appointed Manager at Tottenham Hotspur The Challenge for Top 4 Begins Today, It was announced that Nick Justice was to take the Rein at Tottenham Hotspur, the young manager has experience with managing clubs such as Benfica and Pescara Calcio before, but now he steps up to the big time in the form of Tottenham Hotspur. His appointment was almost over shadowed by all the speculation behind a departure of Gareth Bale with the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Liverpool linked, and even a shock interest from Italian Serie A outfit SS Lazio, however all reports were played down by new boss Nick Justice.Despite rumours of a massive bid from Manchester United it was soon after Justice came out to the press and said that "Bale Is not for Sale"its unknown if any further interest in the Welsh Wonderkid will arise in the fourth coming season, but for now he is a Spurs player and Justice hopes to keep it that way. Justice a West Ham Fan, was a very controversial appointment and has had some Fans raising the question of commitment, however Justice has slammed these comments stating he will try he up most to provide Tottenham with the position they have deserved for a number of years and that's a top 4 finish. Tottenham Hotspur in recent years have always had to deal with being second best to arch rivals Arsenal. However Justice reckons this year could be the best Tottenham Hotspur have had in years under his guidance. With players such as; Bale, Paulinho, Vertonghan and Llloris. Spurs look like a team with a bit of grit between their teeth. Players looking to prove themselves under new boss Nick Justice to win a first team place. This was mentioned at a press conference held earlier today with Christian Bishop(Aka Elohim). When asked some what a number of questions, Justice was quick with answers, "So Mr.Justice, have you settled in alright at your new club?" "Yes, its my first day I have got to know all the new playing staff that i will be working with and some who have decided that there future may lie elsewhere , I'll need to discover more who future is within Spurs and who want to make a future for themselves elsewhere." "Excellent, and how have you been welcomed by the players, staff and supporters?" "The supporters have been a little 50/50 after all im a West Ham fan at heart but I truly want what is best by this club and my focus is 100% on Tottenham and achieving mine, theres and the chairman's targets. Well some staff i have brought in myself such as my new second man in charge in former Tottenham player David Ginola, i believe he can help me at the club and has a great insight otherwise the rest of the background staff will remain the same. Ive held one training session thus far and it went rather well, the lads lack a little fitness but that'll be resolved over the rest of our pre-season matches fourth coming." "And what do you have to say to the die hard supporters that have been seen burning pictures and figures of you in the streets?" "let them I shall prove to them where my alliance is and what I can do with the club and they will soon change there mind and opinion on me" "If we look at the squad, rumours have been flying around that you're quite eager to make some changes, are there any truth in these rumours?" "Yes there are a few changes I wish to make to my Tottenham side, I am delighted to announce we have agreed a fee with Chelsea for young Brazilian midfielder Oscar, he will be a welcomed addition to our squad. As mentioned earlier though rumours surrounding Gareth Bale are rubbish and he'll be staying with us. Many rumours linking us with Gonzalo Castro of Leverkusen are true, I'd very much like to bring him here but he is someone else's player, but his talent is obvious. We also have been linked with the likes of Benteke and Huntelaar, these are also talented players and we are in the market for a much needed striker as for who that position will be filled by is even unknown to me at the current moment in time." "And Mr.Justice, what goals do you have for the season?" "Well Ideally, we will be in the top 2 but realistically for my first season I'm looking to finish 4th and have a decent run in the Europa League this year. Although I can not promise this season will be a breeze it will be a tough season with many clubs in the Premier League improving vastly! But i shall try my best and that's my overall aim, anything more will be a bonus, we have a decent size squad but it may be hard to cope with having 4 massive competitions to compete in and it will be a long task but I'm ready to show the North London is white!" "Bale Is not for Sale" Tottenham Agree Fee For Chelsea's Oscar Oscar set for Spurs Switch? Reports coming out of North London suggest that Tottenham Hotpur have agreed a deal which will bring Brazilian International Oscar to White Hart Lane from London and Premier League rivals Chelsea. It rumoured talks took place earlier today between the two clubs and that they were able to agree on a fee for the 21 year old Brazilian. It could take up to 4 days before all international clearance and personal terms are agreed in order to see Oscar a Tottenham player but Justice is optimistic that the deal will go ahead after a deal was agreed. Oscar will be joining his International team mates Paulinho and Sandro already at the club, both of which have expressed there excitement at the possible arrival of Oscar.
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    Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread JS: Hello and welcome to a special edition of Gillette Soccer Special with me Jeff Stelling, this Wednesday night. Tonight we will be reporting live from all 10 Division Two grounds, from the upper echelons of Carlisle’s Brunton Park, to the depths of Brighton’s AMEX Stadium. Tonight will see one of Liverpool or Leeds United crowned champions, and could see Southend promoted at the expense of either one. At the bottom, the future looks gloomy for Reading fans, bottom of the league with just 32 points. But Stoke, Norwich and ‘Baggies’ fans have also the right to be concerned, with all four in danger of falling through the Division Two trapdoor. Joining me in the studio are Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson, Charlie Nicholas and Paul Merson, and we will be going live to six others throughout the course of tonight’s special broadcast. So here are tonight’s games. Carlisle v Chelsea Leicester City v Brentford Barnsley v Preston North End Southend United v Leeds United Brighton and Hove Albion v West Bromwich Albion Reading v Coventry Norwich City v Port Vale Crystal Palace v Sheffield United Stoke City v Wycombe Wanderers Aston Villa v Liverpool Now Matt, you are covering tonight’s title decider between Leeds and Southend. Both teams have led the league at some point this season and Leeds need victory and hope that Liverpool slip up against Villa to have any chance of winning what would be Dave Belkevitz first silverware for Leeds in his first season at the club. Do you think they can do it? MLT: Well they certainly have the winning mentality, and they have led the league for a large portion of the season, but my one concern is that of the two teams, Leeds have never been in this situation before, and that could come back to haunt them. Southend have to settle for a play-off place, and may be thinking towards the play-off semi-final, however they can still finish as low as 5th, and having that home advantage in the play-offs can be like having a 12th man. JS: Exciting stuff! Now Charlie you’re watching over the other title game, Liverpool versus Villa. Liverpool bottled it in the last game of last season, missing out on the play-offs on goal difference. They’ve secured promotion and have a one point lead going into the final game. How important is it that they see this through against a Villa side who have hit form, but just too late? CN: Well first of all, Liverpool fans will be glad to be back in the top flight! A club of Liverpool’s stature shouldn’t be playing in Division Two, and finishes of 7th and 2nd at least show that they deserve to move on up. But a lot has been said about Liverpool’s past trophy history, four Division One titles, four times Division One runners up, twice English Cup winners and the UEFA Super Cup runners up. If they fail to win the title tonight, that will be four seasons without silverware, and a missed opportunity. They face the second form team in the league in Villa, whose last three wins have come too late to reach the play-offs. But guess who THE form team in the league are? Liverpool. It should be a cracker! JS: So it should. Let’s move on from Liverpool’s trophy less haul before Thommo looks anymore sad than usual! You’re covering the Reading – Coventry match. Fourth in the league versus bottom, surely this is a walkover? PT: Well like Tiss said, Coventry like Southend are assured a play-off place so could be resting key men. Reading have been poor, and if they go down, they can’t say they didn’t deserve it, but they need to score goals, and what better opportunity than against a potentially weakened Coventry side. If Lukaku starts for Coventry, than Reading are in big trouble, if him and some of his other stellar colleagues are missing, then don’t count Reading out just yet. If Coventry lose with a weakened side, then the Coventry manager should expect an angry call from the Stoke, Reading or Baggies manager! JS: Stern words from Thommo there! Our final game in the studio is Stoke versus Wycombe, in the capable hands of Merse! Wycombe have had a topsy-turvy season, beating the best but falling to those around and below them, while Stoke has suffered from sacking Terence Griffin early in the season, the man who led them out of relegation last season. Do Stoke have nowhere else to look but themselves for their downfall? PM: Absolutely in my eyes! Football is a results game, but to hire and fire off the back of individual results will always lead you to this. Stoke have been through three managers this season, and none have managed to turn around the clubs fortunes, and they face a tough task to get back out of the drop zone after they dropped in last week. JS: Thanks guys! Also in the relegation fight are managerless West Brom, who face Brighton in the Battle of the Albion’s at Brighton’s AMEX Stadium. West Brom parted company with manager Eric Cantona yesterday afternoon, despite the 3-2 victory over fellow relegation rivals Reading on Saturday. That win took them off the bottom and out of the relegation zone for now. A strange decision surely? PT: From the sounds of it that decision had been made a week or so ago, and now the club have egg on their face as they’ve sacked a manager who looking back could be the one to have saved them from relegation. CN: A club like that shouldn’t be near the bottom of Division Two, no chance! What with Baines, Pato, Remy. Yet we’ve seen time and time again, a steady decline in football not just at West Brom, but dare I say it the Midlands clubs. Relegated bottom of Division One, 16th in Division Two, and now 17th but possibly last by the end of tonight. Sacking Cantona is like pulling a weed out of the patio, it doesn’t solve the underlying problem that’s evident from the club’s struggles year on year! JS: I’m sure Villans, Brummies and Wolves fans will have a lot to say on that matter Charlie! Also in the mix are Norwich, who face Port Vale. Norwich normally do well in Division Two, whats gone wrong? MLT: I think losing Balotelli was a big loss, but still a club like theirs with the fanbase and quality players should be doing much better than this. Port Vale looked like outsiders for the play-offs, but that hope long since died off and now they are just playing for pride. Thanks Matt. Ok we’re going to take a short break, see you after the break for live coverage of the finale of Division Two! ----------------------------------------------------- JS: Welcome back to Gillette Soccer Special, where there has already been a goal, its off to Alan McInally at the AMEX: AMc: Yes Jeff, its the home side who have struck first, Javi Garcia with the goal after just 28 seconds. The ball gets played in from the wing straight from the kick-off, and Garcia powers a shot past Ochoa in the Baggies goal. 1-nil! JS: Thanks Alan! So that's West Brom losing at Brighton, and Canaries fans, there's even better news to come, Chris Kamara! CK: Unbelievable Jeff! The crowd is going crazy at Carrow Road! The ref has given a penalty to Norwich for a foul on Oscar. Diego Forlan has stepped up and buried it into the corner! 1-nil! JS: Thanks Jeff, that's Forlan's 12th goal of the season, could it prove to be crucial! Aaaand the noises coming from my left, are they a sign of a goal? It's going to be a long night, Charlie Nicholas! CN: And it's a goal for Liverpool! Three minutes played, Jesus Navas with the strike, and what a strike! He's cut in from the right, but rather than hit it with his left, has curled a peach of a shot with the outside of his boot around Victor and into the back of the net! JS: Unbelievable! Three minutes, and three crucial goals. Lets see how the table looks after just three minutes! Liverpool are title winners on 77, Leeds 2nd with 74 and at the bottom, Norwich move up to 17th on 36 points, and West Brom drop into the bottom three. There's been another goal at Carrow Road, Chris, sounds like you're watching a cracker! CK: Absoultely Jeff! It's a second goal for Norwich and it's Geromel with the goal. The centre-half leapt higher than his marker at the corner after some early Norwich pressure and found the back of the net. 2-nil and Norwich are having it all their own way! JS: Thanks Jeff! I can barely get a word in edge-ways, there's been another goal at Villa Park, have Villa pegged Liverpool back immediately Charlie? CN: No, its a second for Liverpool! Samuel Eto'o with the goal. Liverpool are getting so much joy down the right, Navas playing a low cross into the feet of Eto'o, and the striker places it past the keeper. JS: A rapid fire couple of minutes! It's bad news if you are a Leeds, Baggies, Reading or Stoke fan! We've seen goals at three games, and all have been crucial! We're going to take a short break, but will be back soon. ---------------------------------------------- JS: Welcome back. There has been no goals during the break, with the situation still looking bleak for Stoke, West Brom and Reading. There’s been a development in a game involving one of the play-off contending teams, Brentford have had a man sent off against Leicester, Blaise Matuidi walks for serious foul play. Elsewhere at Selhurst Park, Dimitar Berbatov has opened the scoring for Crystal Palace against Sheffield Utd. That match has no repercussions elsewhere. A match which does have repercussions is at Southend, Matt Le Tissier? MLT: And it’s a goal for Leeds! It’s Kerzakhov with the goal, interchanging well with Sam just outside the box, and the Russian has unleashed a rocket of a shot past Marchesin. Now Leeds need a favour from Villa. JS: Thanks Matt! With that Leeds are one goal from the top of the table, unfortunately that goal needs to be from Villa. Southend could yet be beaten to third having conceded that goal. And at the bottom of the screen, Crystal Palace’s lead didn’t last long, Lucas Leiva equalising for Sheffield Utd. Also at the Britannia there’s been a red card, who’s it for Merse? PM: It’s for Wycombe Jeff and its Moussa Sow the striker. It was a stupid challenge, he lost the ball and in sheer frustration has kicked out at Rakitic. He’s getting nowhere near that, and he’ll play no further part in this game. JS: Thanks Paul, news of a third goal at Carrow Road, but who’s it for? Kammy knows! CK: And it’s three for Norwich! Forlan with his second goal of the night. Jeremy Menez played an inch perfect pass through to Forlan who rounded De Gea and rolled the ball into the net. Norwich are running away with it here! JS: Thanks Kammy! Yes Norwich would need an unfortunate turn of results to go down. With West Brom losing, Norwich are out of the bottom three. And Norwich fans will have even more reason to celebrate, isn’t that right Thommo? PT: Too right Jeff, Coventry are ahead and it’s Danny with the goal. The Portuguese international has dominated the game so far, and his strike rolls past Stockdale, he should have done better there! As it stands Reading are going down! JS: Oh dear, on one hand elation, on the other, sheer despair. At Selhurst Park, Sheffield United have come from to take the lead through Andre Ayew. United fans must be wondering where these performances have been so far this season. JS: Half time whistle blow across the country. In summary, Norwich are up as it stands, with Reading, Stoke and West Brom dropping to the Third Division. At the top, Liverpool go up as Champions, with Leeds in 2nd. Join us after the break for the second half. --------------------------------------------- JS: Welcome back to Gillette Soccer Special. There’s been a goal at the King Power Stadium, Fernando Gago with the goal against ten-man Brentford. They’ve just kicked off the second half. A goal involving the relegation-threatened sides, let’s go to Paul Merson, who’s scored? PM: It’s Stoke Jeff, and it’s been coming ever since the sending off. Rakitic who received that terrible challenge from Sow has returned for the second half, bent a shot around Caballero in goal, great play by Callejon for the assist. That certainly spices things up at the bottom. JS: It certainly does. Let me explain what that means to the bottom four. That goal takes Stoke up to 36 points, level with Norwich who are 3-nil up against Port Vale but due to Norwich’s vastly superior goal difference they stay up at the expense of Stoke. Thommo any news from Reading? PT: Reading have perked up since the break, Bellamy has looked a different player in this second half. He’s just been fouled by Martinez the young centre-back and he and Giggs have stepped up to take the kick. It looks like it’s Giggs, he runs up, and he scores!! Left-footed curler, beats Iraizoz at the far post, 1-all, but is it too late for Reading? JS: We’ll have to wait and see Phil, that puts Reading on 33 points, but they need another goal and for Stoke and Norwich to lose, and Norwich are 3-0 up against Port Vale. A hard task indeed! A goal to report at Brunton Park, Teemu Pukki with his first ever goal for Chelsea, who are beating Carlisle 1-nil. Goal at Brighton, it’s been fairly quiet since that first minute goal, have West Brom gained a lifeline Alan McInally? AMc: No Jeff, its 2-nil to Brighton, and it’s Jardel the centre-half with the headed goal. Free-kicks been floated in by Oliveira and Jardel has climbed highest to nod home his second of the season. He’ll struggle to score better, this was right in the top corner. Ochoa had no chance! JS: Thanks Alan. So to recap. West Brom are losing and down. Reading are drawing and down. Stoke are winning, but down. Finally Norwich are winning, and staying up. That’s only as things stand, and there’s still 25 minutes to go. Red card at Barnsley, Alberto Gilardino dismissed for a professional foul, that game in 0-0 with Preston. Another goal at the AMEX, who’s it for Alan? AMc: West Brom fight back immediately, Emmanuel Nosa with his first goal for the club. Keeper should have done better, he flapped at it and it crept through his gloves. 2-1. JS: Thanks Alan. Could that be the start of a turn-around? Just a reminder, a victory for West Brom will see them stay up, no matter the score at Norwich or Stoke. News of an equaliser at the King Power Stadium, and Brentford have equalised against Leicester, Sekou Oliseh with the goal for 10-man Brentford, who had Blaise Matuidi sent off in the first half. We’re going to take a short break, be back shortly. ---------------------------------------------- JS: Welcome back to the final 15 minutes of the Division Two season. We’re going to go to the Britannia, were Stoke were 1-nil up. Who’s scored Merse? PM: It’s ten-man Wycombe, captain Igor Semshov with the goal. He rose highest to meet Izmailov’s cross and headed past Guaita. Stoke have ten minutes to turn it around. JS: Thanks Paul. Stoke need a goal and for Port Vale to net four against Norwich. A tall order with ten minutes to go. There’s been a fourth goal at Selhurst Park, Rafinha equalises for Palace, who were 1-il up at one point. Back to Merse, there’s been another goal, who’s it for? PM: It’s a goal for Stoke! Andy Carroll heads in a free-kick from Rakitic, who had to go off for some treatment a few minutes ago. Stoke are winning, but with their future out of their hands, it looks like Division Three football for the Potters! JS: Thanks Paul, but as you say that, there’s been a goal at Carrow Road, could this be the most amazing of comebacks, Chris Kamara? CK: Port Vale have a goal back, its Fernando Belluschi with the goal from close range. That’s one for you Jeff! JS: Thanks Kammy, that’s one Stoke fans, just three more! Goal at the King Power Stadium, Leicester looked to have scored a late winner, it’s Pitroipa with the goal. That puts them fifth ahead of Preston. And over to Charlie Nicholas where there’s been a red card at Villa Park, who’s it for Charlie? CN: It’s for Per Mertesacker of Liverpool. They’re three minutes away from lifting the title and Mertesacker picks up his second yellow for a foul on De Jong. Liverpool should be able to see this one out. In fact Liverpool are on the break from the free-kick, Eto’o rolls it into Lahm, and he scores!! Right-footed strike from the edge of the area, Victor had no chance whatsoever! Liverpool are taking the title back to Anfield. JS: Thanks Charlie, a quick look over at Matt’s screen says it all, Leeds fans are distraught, and their side is winning. But at Selhurst Park, the home fans will be ecstatic! Joaquin has given them the lead with a minute left! And the full time whistle's begin to blow around the country. The final whistle blows on Reading’s Division Two campaign, a 1-all draw with Coventry not enough to stay up. Still playing at Carrow Road with the home side 3-1 up, as it stands they are safe on goal difference. Still in injury time at the Britannia, Stoke are beating Wycombe 2-1 but that won’t be enough for the Potters. Full time at the AMEX, and West Brom’s poor season is capped off with a 2-1 loss to Brighton, they’ll be playing Division Three football next season. Final whistle blows at Villa Park, and the away fans are ecstatic, Charlie Nicholas. CN: Yes Jeff, Liverpool have won the title! Early goals from Navas and Eto’o set them on their way, even Mertesacker’s dismissal couldn’t sour the day, Liverpool are back in the top flight! JS: Thanks Charlie, Leeds are beating Southend, but it’s not enough, Matt le Tissier. MLT: Yes Jeff, news has filtered through of Liverpool’s win and the first heads are beginning to drop in the crowd. Despite not winning the title, this Leeds side should be very proud. Final whistle’s just gone and the Leeds players look absolutely exhausted. Southend have pushed them really hard, but we’ll see Leeds at in the top flight next season, maybe even Southend too. JS: Absolutely Matt, and speaking of Southend, the final whistle has blown at both Oakwell and the King Power Stadium, meaning the final play-off positions are confirmed. We’ll talk about them shortly. Full time at Carrow Road, and I can hear the signs of relief from here, Chris Kamara. CK: Unbelievable Jeff! Norwich are safe on the final day of the season. A 3-1 victory over Port Vale secures safety by the narrowest of margins! The Norwich fans are on the pitch, Forlan has been mobbed by the home crowd. His brace has secured Division Two football for the Canaries! Back to you Jeff! JS: Thanks Kammy! But on the other hand, despair for the Stoke faithful, who are down on goal difference. Are they finished there Merse? PM: Yes Jeff, whistle’s just gone and Stoke are relegated despite the victory. Andy Carroll’s late goal won it for Stoke, but it wasn’t enough, and they’ll be playing in the Third Division next season. JS: Thanks Paul. That’s all the Division Two results in, here are the classified results: Aston Villa 0 – 3 Liverpool Liverpool are Champions Barnsley 0 – 0 Preston North End Brighton and Hove Albion 2 – 1 West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich Albion are relegated Carlisle United 0 – 1 Chelsea Crystal Palace 3 – 2 Sheffield United Leicester City 2 – 1 Brentford Norwich City 3 – 1 Port Vale Reading 1 – 1 Coventry City Reading are relegated Southend United 0 – 1 Leeds United Stoke City 2 – 1 Wycombe Wanderers Stoke City are relegated And let’s have a look at the league table: JS: At the top, Liverpool are champions of Division Two, one point ahead of Leeds. The play-off contenders are Southend, Coventry, Leicester and Preston but we already knew that. Brighton move into the top half. At the bottom, Reading are relegated in 20th place after the 1-all draw with Coventry. West Brom drop into the bottom three after the loss to Brighton, and Stoke join Reading and the Baggies despite beating Wycombe 2-1. Norwich stay up on goal difference after the 3-1 victory over Port Vale. Here are the upcoming play-off fixtures in Division Two. Southend will face Preston at Roots Hall, while Leicester travel the short distance to Coventry in an all-Midlands play-off semi-final. That’s in from us for this season. My thanks go to Charlie, Paul, Matt and Phil, plus all our reporters out at the grounds. See you next season!
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    Re: English Championship 7777 - Discussion Thread Manager of the Month Awards Rounds 5-8 Hey guys. Here are the manager of the month awards for all five divisions. Games from Round 5-8 and the cup/shield games have all taken into consideration. I have scrapped the player of the month awards as it is impossible to see how every player has performed in the last four games. Division 5 Manager of the Month: Gianluca Donegan (Rushden & Diamonds) Rushden were bottom of the table at the start of the month, having not won any of there opening six league games. Fortunes have turned with three wins and a draw this month. Nine goals scored and five conded, so there is still work to be done, but this great run of form has lifted them up to 18th in the division. Rushden were knocked out of the cup and shield this month, but this will give them more focus to keep up there recent league form. Division 4 Manager of the Month: Johan Alberts (Fleetwood Town) Fleetwood began the season slowly, failing to turn draws into victories and only managed one victory from six games. This month has been a big improvement, picking up three wins and a draw lifting them up to 4th in the table. A big cup shock when they beat Sheffield Wednesday, who sit two divisions above them in a penalty shoot-out. Fleetwood only conceded once in the league this month which is a reason for there recent success. Division 3 Manager of the Month: Joshua Matthews (Coventry City) Like Fleewood, Coventry also endured a difficult start to the season, with just one win from the first six games, Josh has turned things around this month with three wins and a draw, pushing Coventry from relegation candidates into the play-offs. The defence has improved, with three clean sheets aswell as scoring ten goals in the four matches. The only down side was a cup exit to QPR, but improving the league form is much more important. Division 2 Manager of the Month: Steve Alban (Charlton Athletic) Steve guided Charlton to three wins and a draw this month, and putting his side top of the division. Charlton produced some lovely football, putting three goals past Birmingham and four against Millwall. Charlton also produced a cup exit by knocking out Premiership side Shopre in the shield with a 3-1 win. They will need to tighten up defensively if they want to remain top, with only one clean sheet so far this season. But when you can out score your opponent who cares Division 1 Manager of the Month: Jack Simpson (Tottenham Hotspur) I was torn between two managers for the Premiership manager of the month. Husnain Mahmood at Crystal Palace has had an excellent month, with wins in both cup competitions aswell as beating Manchester United and drawing against Manchester City, I feel he deserved a mention. However Jack just pipped him for my manager of the month, leading Tottenham to four wins out of four in the league, including a 1-0 win over Liverpool and thrashing my Blackpool 4-1. Tottenham scored 11 goals in those four games which had moved them to the top of the league. Jack also managed to knock out fellow premier league side Aston Villa out of the Cup. Hope this was a decent read, and will be doing team of the Round tomorrow instead of tonight, as I don't have time at the moment
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    Re: English Championship 28697 Discussion Thread I said lower leagues, you arnt there just yet.
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    sirmarkhughes

    Official Liverpool Thread

    Re: Official Liverpool Thread Haha this made me laugh considering it is in response to a €25m bid.
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    Preppens

    Forum League Gold Championship 350

    Re: Forum League Gold Championship 350 Haha nice one. doubt he realizes he's gonna rise soon, Fluffy's gonna hit the roof when he's sees that signing lol Edit: aw too late :s
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    Re: Forum League Gold Championship 350 they both trump Bale! haha 8m + Coentrao for Walker ...deal or no deal, any thoughts anyone?
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    Re: English Championship 27777 - Discussion Thread Unlucky, 89th minute equaliser for us. Unbeaten in 7 games now.
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    Gozzy

    Official Liverpool Thread

    Re: Official Liverpool Thread He's mainly a supporting striker for Falcao so of course his goalscoring record won't be that great. Personally i see him as good player but anything above 10m will be overpaying IMO
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    Re: English Championship 28697 - Match Reports,Transfer news etc. Division 5, Turn 10 Review Ebbsfleet topple Lincoln. Barnet return to the top. Impressive Nuneaton, Alfreton, Hereford and Grimsby score 22 goals between them. It was almost too easy for Barnet this evening, as they cruised past Barrow scoring four goals in the process. Lincoln's defeat to an increasingly impressive looking Ebbsfleet paved Richard Sheppard's way back to the top where many feel his side will finish the season. To sum up the Turn with one word would be: GOALS! I dare not add them all up but between Nuneaton, Alfreton, Hereford and Grimsby the four mid-table sides scored 22 goals between them. A real wake up call to those above them and a massive piece of assistance to their goal differences. Aldershot are now second; pushing aside Luton by hitting a respectable three goals themselves. Kidderminster are third, beating Chester FC in an expectantly tight game. Match Reports (now in colour!) (welcome to the sixties!) (...50 years later...) Cambridge United 1 - 2 Woking Jahn (50') Rooney (7' PEN, 11') Aldershot Town 3 - 1 Luton Town Aguza (27') Adeleke (49') Bijev (62') Brodic (73') Lincoln City 1 - 2 Ebbsfleet United Schmidt (50') Castillo (61') Mina (71') Hyde 0 - 5 Hereford United Nichols (12' PEN) Conti (59') Clark (62') Nunes (77') Blanc (80') Southport 0 - 2 AFC Telford United Kovacic (41', 52') Grimsby Town 5 - 2 Dartford Simsek (13') Holsaeter (14' PEN, 47', 86', 89') Denholm (20') Ari (78') Barrow AFC 1 - 4 Barnet Uzoenyi (4') Pirez (9') Teliz (64') Larsson (81') Schuermans (85') Tamworth 0 - 6 Alfreton Town Fogden (9') Dogru (26', 60') Lingard (47', 84') McGrandles (69') Forest Green Rovers 4 - 2 Macclesfield Town Kissock (3') Hughes (18', 46') Fraser (43') Fisher (80') Vanhaecke (87') Kidderminster Harriers 3 - 2 Chester FC Aristeguieta (2') Serrarens (20', 39') Hurzeler (69') Zardes (82') Wrexham 0 - 2 Braintree Town Felipinho (18') Palibrk (73') Gateshead 0 - 6 Nuneaton Town Al Shammari (7', 14') Speas (22', 37') Farkas (54', 64') Adriano's Team of the Turn 1. Raeder (Aldershot Town) 2. Remmer (Grimsby Town) 3. Uaferro (Barnet) 4. Jakl (Nuneaton Town) 5. Mero (Grimsby Town) 6. Blanc (Hereford United) 7. Farkas (Nuneaton Town) 8. Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) 9. Aristeguieta (Kidderminster Harriers) 10. Vanhaecke (Forest Green Rovers) 11. Holsaeter (Grimsby Town) A lot of fantastic performances today, felt guilty that I had to leave out a lot of the stars. I like to think that I've proved I select this team without bias, the fact that three of my players feature this Turn is a rarity and I couldn't really ignore the fact that they had high ratings or scored four. Number of Players in 'Team of the Turn' Table Due to missing a few turns, this table is not fully representative of the actual league table. I recognize this but still feel that it solves a purpose, perhaps for some of the mid-table/bottom of the table teams to see themselves a little higher... 1. Ebbsfleet United (9 players) 2. Grimsby Town (6 players) 3. Aldershot Town (5 players) 4. Hyde (5 players) 5. Chester FC (5 players) 6. Barnet (5 players) 7. Nuneaton Town (5 players) 8. Cambridge United (4 players) 9. Hereford United (4 players) 10. AFC Telford United (3 players) 11. Kidderminster Harriers (3 players) 12. Braintree Town (3 players) 13. Alfreton Town (2 players) 14. Forest Green Rovers (2 players) 15. Luton Town (1 player) 16. Gateshead (1 player) 17. Wrexham (1 player) 18. Tamworth (1 player) 19. Macclesfield Town (1 player) Finally... It gets difficult and rather time consuming to write up these reports. Some of the players in this division have mind-numbingly long names and looking through match reports is no walk in the park either. So perhaps you'd like to get involved? Just throw at me a message if you want a quote, opinion, prediction, piece of news etc. included in the next review. It will save me a little digging through your teams and match reports and get a wider more united view of the division. Whatever division you're from, send me a message if you want in (I'm the Grimsby Town manager if you didn't already know) - send me a PM, as I'm often a bit unresponsive on chat. If I return next Turn and its just my opinion, you'll know I have received no messages and it will be mighty awkward. Here's to another thrilling match day though, congrats to all the high scorers and table climbers!
  12. 1 point
    Jono6895

    Official Premier League Discussion Thread

    Re: Premier League Discussion Thread
  13. 1 point
    Re: English Championship 27777 - Discussion Thread A draw with ex div 2 rivals Leeds to take us into the break joint 1st on points and 2nd on GD. A great effort hopefully the break will get us back to a good fitness level to so we can push on and gain some funds from good results:)
  14. 1 point
    .Dan Martin.

    Italy 14141

    Re: Italy 14141 you know when your on the page where you type in and place your players on the pitch' date=' well just above the actual pitch(and the shirt selection options) theres two text bar's labelled 1.choose your team first box is country of league then it allows you to select the actual club and the strip just will appear auto selected, some countries even have the back logo of the club on the pitch aswell, but not all i've found [/font']
  15. 1 point
    Re: English Championship 27777 - Discussion Thread United's good run continues Toivonen comes back to United and starts due to a few unfit players not being available and needing a rest and scores. Leeds draw maybe if he was still there they could have won their match. Really happy with our good form at the minute with us only 7 points behind league leaders, only a matter of time before we are back to first. 15 unbeaten run in all competitions will surely worry the rest of the division.
  16. 1 point
    Re: RAGS TO RICHES - The Rise To Prominence DIVISION 5 Tamworth [0] .. Salisbury City [3] 2nd v 3rd in the league. A huge win for Salisbury but they're still 4 points behind Tamworth.
  17. 1 point
    Re: The Underdog - Version.2 Discussions, M/R's Team and Losers of the turn Kaiserslautern 5-0 Boa Esporte This is the start of things to come from the German outfit. A dominating display and a fully deserving win with new signing Llorente grabbing a brace.
  18. 1 point
    Re: English Championship 28697 Discussion Thread
  19. 1 point
    Re: English Championship 27777 - Discussion Thread Liverpool 3 - 2 Wigan Athletic Great win against a good Wigan side. Clinging on to the teams above...
  20. 1 point
    Re: EC Anno Domini - General Discussion, Banter etc.. VACANCIES IF YOU WANT IN Been doing so well lately that I knew a loss would be coming soon.. Shame it came tonight though as it was vs a team I'm battling the top spots with. Pushed down to 5th now.. Anyway, made a signing today although it is for the very long term..
  21. 1 point
    rlobb17

    Forum League Gold Championship 350

    Re: Forum League Gold Championship 350 Speculation increases on the future of Schalke's stars 'Papa', Huntelaar and Draxler all linked to moves abroad? A day after Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was linked to the available number 9 role at Tottenham, his club have done little to dispell the rumours that he will be leaving the club. "We understand the appeal of the Premier League and playing with the likes of Bale and Oscar. We will not stand in his way if he wants to leave, but any offer will have to match his valuation. Huntelaar is the undisputed leader of our forward line, so we don't plan on selling him for players who offer no improvement to the ones we already have." Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Julian Draxler are two other players whose future seems uncertain in Germany. The club confirmed positive talks took place with an English club and an Italian club without an agreement being made. With most talk being about players linked away from the Veltins Arena, Schalke were quick to deny that they are a selling club. "We expected a lot of interest, particularly in Draxler, but it doesn't mean that we're not trying to open negotiations about players, particularly a goalkeeper and a right back, maybe a winger, centre back or left back to give competition to our current players. We're not targeting world beaters by any stretch of the imagination, but in a market where 25 is considered old, we're not going to give up the likes of Draxler, 'Papa' or Matip for a player the wrong side of 35. Draxler or Huntelaar certainly won't be leaving for a goalkeeper who would be warming the bench if he doesn't leave his current club. Perhaps there are a few managers taking liberties, but teams interested in our players should understand that we're not a bargain basement. We're fortunate enough to be in a position where we don't have to destroy our squad just for the sake of it". While Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are widely expected to be the top 2 teams in the Bundesliga, competition for the 3rd place is expected to be a lot tougher since the appointment of new managers at both Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach. "Obviously the race for 3rd place is going to be a lot tougher than we thought it could be, we greatly look forward to the challenge and hope it will bring the best out of our team. All 3 teams are in a fantastic position to build a team to compete with the very best, and can only be beneficial for the league in the future."
  22. 1 point
    Hancock

    Help With Deal(s) Thread...

    Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread...
  23. 1 point
    Karlos De Atho

    Bring back newspaper articles

    BRING BACK NEWSPAPER ARTICLES I run a few custom game worlds and the newspaper article feature used to be very popular in my game worlds for managers interacting and having a laugh. I like some of SM recent changes but Newspaper article is a feature I feel should 100% be put back into the game. What does everyone think? Karl
  24. 1 point
    PinkMan

    Italy 14141

    Re: Italy 14141 1st Team 2nd Team So still after a couple of defenders but the'll probably have to wait a while until i get some cash together, other than that. Quite happy with the sides.
  25. 1 point
    Hancock

    Help With Deal(s) Thread...

    Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... Nope' date=' keep Gundogan Get Son and as to how good he is, he's very good. Got a good move to Leverkusen and he'll get CL football at Leverkusen. If he can perform at Leverkusen I can see him reaching 90 by the end of the season.
  26. 1 point
    young boy

    nagatoma or abate

    Re: nagatoma or abate Nagatomo is better
  27. 1 point
    Harris 17

    Gc 153

    Re: Gc 153 After arguably our worst season yet I have decided to shake things up at Valencia as we continue our quest to break up the big two. Several faces have departed with new ones coming in. The identity of the side has changed completely with more established stars making their way to the Mestalla. New Arrivals Ilkay Gundogan - We have been after this player for some time and we finally got our man with Stefan Jovetic, Victor Ruiz and Juan Bernat heading to Dortmund. The German will give us that quality in the middle that we've been missing. At only a mere 22, he has plenty of time to grow and become one of the best midfielders in the world. Javier Hernandez - Another player Valencia have been after for lengthy period of time. We enquired about him a few months back when he was still serving his transfer ban to only be told it'd take a big offer as he was their main striker. This changed after they signed Ibrahimovic and was available at the expense of a straight swap involving Joao Moutinho. Chicarito will lead the line and will hopefully provide the goals to lead the club to glory. Here is Valencias squad for Season 5. Goalkeepers Salvatore Sirigu (90) Defenders Adil Rami (91) Jan Vertonghen (91) Andrea Ranocchia (90) Eliaquim Mangala (89) Salvatore Bochetti (89) Macros Rojo (87) Midfielders Marek Hamsik (92) Ilkay Gundogan (91) Arda Turan (91) Moura Lucas (90) Phillipe Coutinho (88) Cheik Tiote (89) E. Benat (89) Saloman Kalou (89) Alejandro Gomez (88) Forwards Javier Hernandez (91) Pablo Osvaldo (90) Romelu Lukaku (89) Moreno Rodrigo (88) *Bold = New Players
  28. 1 point
    Geoffrey

    Reality Check 2

    Re: Reality Check 2 Hope he does well for you, V
  29. 1 point
    Re: EC Anno Domini - General Discussion, Banter etc.. VACANCIES IF YOU WANT IN Welcome...oh and by the way i beat Gods representative on Earth in the semi final of the Shield (hee-hee)
  30. 1 point
    Raz.

    English Premiership Rating Predictions

    Re: English Premiership Rating Predictions Normally,logically and so on,yes.
  31. 1 point
    Ghora

    English Premiership Rating Predictions

    Re: Respuesta: English Premiership Rating Predictions Ninety six I think.
  32. 1 point
    Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Finished my 3,000 word write-up of the final day in Division Two. The post says 8:42pm yesterday but in fact took me around 4 hours total. Here's the link http://forum.soccermanager.com/showpost.php?p=2675925&postcount=12811
  33. 1 point
    Newman

    Rate/Discuss Recent Films You HAVE Seen

    Re: Rate/Discuss Recent Films You HAVE Seen Melissa McCarthy is a hilarious actress! Anyway, I went to see The World's End last night and I thought it was a typical Pegg and Frost film; silly but very funny. Right up my street (I wonder why that is ). I think you'll enjoy it Ash
  34. 1 point
    ashtini

    Rate/Discuss Recent Films You HAVE Seen

    Re: Rate/Discuss Recent Films You HAVE Seen Was the fiancee's week to choose the films, 2 down, 1 to go. We watched The Heat Was expecting a Miss Congeniality type film but was really surprised, this is a lot more adult like, some very very funny scenes, and some very funny one liners. Melissa McCarthy is brilliant in it and Sandra Bullock has some very funny moments too. Then we watched Identity Thief This had some very funny moments too, but wasnt as good as The Heat, Melissa McCarthy again is very good. Worth a watch. Her third choice is This is 40, I'm not holding my breath only saving grace could be Megan Fox. Going out for tea tonight, & managed to get some free cinema tickets so off to see The Worlds End, will be a welcome break from the other halfs choices
  35. 1 point
    steauaseka

    Help With Deal(s) Thread...

    Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... keep him Soldado If you belive that Ahamada is going to be a 90+ GK , you should go for Julio Cesar , but as i know that Ahamada will only be 90 + if he sign with a big club i would go for Rui Patricio , Sporting are a selling club he can move easy if he got the right offer.
  36. 1 point
    Laughu

    Buy, Sell or Keep Thread?

    Re: Buy, Sell or Keep Thread? I would keep him. He has big chance to play in Napoli which is growing to become big club again. Comparing to quality his rating is too low as a consequence of being substitute in Madrid. He is young for defender but very experienced at the highest level. Many years of playing ahead of him. I don't know what is your team and game world reality but if you have many defenders you can swap him for other player/players now or after rise. Defenders are precious so selling such good one as Albiol for 8.4m would be very bad business. To sum up: keep him. And sorry for my English
  37. 1 point
    arampage

    Blondie/Deborah Harry thread

    Re: Blondie/Deborah Harry thread pYiSvtIJlhQ “In relation to the recent news articles regarding Blondie breaking up, we want to clarify this rumour has no truth in it whatsoever. “We are still very much working together as a band on new music, plans for the future, and look forward to seeing our fans on tour around the globe." -Blondie
  38. 1 point
    Re: Premier League Discussion Thread Evidently Dom as well. That'll take the viewing figures up to 2.
  39. 1 point
    Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread First season in Division one see's Leyton Orient finish 3rd, which is massive for us although we did throw away the title. Great season though, not been as active lately cut down to two teams from like 20 so may have one more season in me. Good luck all in the play offs!
  40. 1 point
    KYQS

    Help With Deal(s) Thread...

    Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... Accept it in an blink of an eye.
  41. 1 point
    olivier 1

    Help With Deal(s) Thread...

    Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... The 4 players for me. Chadli is better than Grosskreutz imo and the 3 players left are better than Cassano. Neuer for me' date=' is younger and certain of his place in the team Two times the right side!
  42. 1 point
    CiaranMc

    Help With Deal(s) Thread...

    Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... Take Neuer should be 94 by now.
  43. 1 point
    young boy

    Help With Deal(s) Thread...

    Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... Manuel Neuer
  44. 1 point
    matadomance94

    Help With Deal(s) Thread...

    Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread...
  45. 1 point
    matteoprontera

    Help With Deal(s) Thread...

    Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... Accept, is a fantastic offert!!!
  46. 1 point
    Re: EC Anno Domini - General Discussion, Banter etc.. VACANCIES IF YOU WANT IN Welcome in pal and good luck on your hunt for a playoff spot I'm Bristol if you fancy a deal, although I'm not interested in Gallas or the other deadwood
  47. 1 point
    gdw298

    nagatoma or abate

    Re: nagatoma or abate I'd keep Abate. He found his form towards the end of last season, he's a sure starter for Milan and Italy. Nagatoma is a bit iffy. He had a bad injury in the 2nd half of last season. Inter are reportedly looking for a new LB (Kolarov was rumoured) Out of the two, I'd keep Abate. But I'd leave off for a bit to see what Inter do in the market first.
  48. 1 point
    matteoprontera

    Serie A Rating Predictions

    Re: Serie A Rating Predictions Yes, Vidal should rise to 93/94
  49. 1 point
    Re: A new and revamped Transfers System
  50. 1 point
    VatreniUnited

    WORLD ICON - The ICON Games Finals

    Re: The ICON Games - World News Win against Japan in latest game 2-1. This result put us in 2nd place ousted Japan to 3rd place. Top 5 after 9 games Saudi Arabia 19pts South Korea 18pts Japan 15pts Russia 14pts Australia 14pts
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