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    Crawley welcome the man they call Christ:
    Santos "the Jesuuuuuus" Roger!!!!!!!!!!
    We will now pray
    Our lord let Santos Roger score many a goal
    from attacking midfield
    but more importantly he will bare us many a victory
    Amen
    oh and P.S he shall not ever be injured
    or god help me I will buy a new player!!!!
    now bow down for...

    SANTOS ROGERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!


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    Ooohhh the wait

    lOJqicM6x84
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    Don't do it IMO - Vermaelen is really very good, despite the fact he plays in Arsenal's defense he always sines out as one of their best players. He might even move to a European giant if Arsenal really mess up this season.
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    barnabyd got a reaction from A2R in How to Win Division 5   
    This is for newer set ups where you start with pretty much untouched teams.
    A lot of people want to take on the ultimate challenge of a team from Division 5 to Division 1 in an English Championship. In both forum and non-forum worlds, just getting that first promotion can be difficult. Buying and selling players you have never heard of to build a team capable of winning the league outright (only 1 team gets automatically promoted) can seem daunting. I have therefore decided to create an ultimate guide to winning Division 5 based on my experiences with Wrexham in English Championship 7777:


    It was very close, which was mainly to do with the fact that I am tactically terrible. However, my squad was a lot better rating wise than any other. Here’s how to do it.
    Pick the right club
    This is very important, especially if you plan to get to Division 1 or 2.
    --> Look for a large stadium - Gateshead, Darlington, Wrexham are all good examples.
    --> Look for a budget of at least 3 million, or a squad with a decent value.
    --> Do not look at individual players, you will sell them all anyway.
    The first transfer round
    Easily the mot important factor in the season, you must use ALL your money and ALL your players to build the firs squad. Buy only risers, and only those who will rise in the next 2 months. Supplement this with about 10 players who are rated between 70 and 72 and have a decent chance of rising. Some good examples would be
    A balanced squad would be:
    4 x 77-78 (Must rise before TB comes off) Eg: ISIMAT MIRIN (78)
    9 x 74 - 76 (Must rise before TB comes off) Eg: DANIEL SEABORNE (75)
    10-12 x 70 - 72 (Can be a mixture of short term and long term investments.) Eg: Martin Chudy (72), Fofo (70)
    Obviously this list is just a guideline that must be adjusted based on how much money you have. ALWAYS SPEND EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT!!!
    --> DO NOT buy for the long term
    --> You can find good risers on the forum, or by trawling through teams and stats.
    --> Buy almost all the over 72s from the FIRST divisions of England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Holland. These are updated regularly and provide plenty of risers.
    --> Avoid all competition - it eats into your profits.
    --> Common jumps are 78-82, 78-83 & 75-80. look out for them as they are very profitable.
    --> Except that you will be in debt for the whole 2 months before you sell these players on.
    Loans
    Make sure all the players you loan are over 80 and don’t to get them in positions where you don’t need them. Getting a GK on loan can be helpful because risers are hard to find.
    Rotation
    Rotate the squad during the period of 3 games a week. Designate the Monday games for your second 11. Play your strongest team otherwise. If you have a winnable cup game, give it a go because a draw against PL team can bring a big windfall.
    The Second Round
    At this point you should be doing will, but you might be in a close battle. The second round of transfers are where you can pull away. Make up a shortlist of all the players you want - these should be a mixture of risers (eg Viergever) and players who are very cheap for their rating (eg Bebe). The first team should all be at least 80 by after this and the second 11 75-78. Most of your players should have risen - SELL THEM ALL. Buy players as you sell to avoid your squad size getting as low as 21. In some cases it is good to do player trades but it is usually more efficient to sell then buy. Don’t sell the 70-72s who haven't risen and by more to replace those who have (this is mainly to keep numbers up so don’t worry too much).
    --> If a 75 is clearly no longer a riser, sell him and buy a 75 who now is.
    --> Buy players who will rise very soon so they can make a big impact right away.
    --> Expect only external bids
    --> If you have any young players who have grown in stature, try selling them to internal clubs for more than their value. I managed to this with Sanchez Ilie.
    --> Don’t get sentimental over your players.
    --> have a look to see if you can improve your loans at this point.
    Win
    You should now have the squad to dominate the rest of the season. The 3rd round does not come until after the season has ended and so is not included.
    Using this method I won Division 5 in 7777 with 99 points and finished with a squad value of £51.6 million (not including loans).
    Good luck and I’d love to hear you’re feedback. Also, I wasn't sure where to put this so I hope here is OK.
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    barnabyd got a reaction from Moodymark in How to Win Division 5   
    This is for newer set ups where you start with pretty much untouched teams.
    A lot of people want to take on the ultimate challenge of a team from Division 5 to Division 1 in an English Championship. In both forum and non-forum worlds, just getting that first promotion can be difficult. Buying and selling players you have never heard of to build a team capable of winning the league outright (only 1 team gets automatically promoted) can seem daunting. I have therefore decided to create an ultimate guide to winning Division 5 based on my experiences with Wrexham in English Championship 7777:


    It was very close, which was mainly to do with the fact that I am tactically terrible. However, my squad was a lot better rating wise than any other. Here’s how to do it.
    Pick the right club
    This is very important, especially if you plan to get to Division 1 or 2.
    --> Look for a large stadium - Gateshead, Darlington, Wrexham are all good examples.
    --> Look for a budget of at least 3 million, or a squad with a decent value.
    --> Do not look at individual players, you will sell them all anyway.
    The first transfer round
    Easily the mot important factor in the season, you must use ALL your money and ALL your players to build the firs squad. Buy only risers, and only those who will rise in the next 2 months. Supplement this with about 10 players who are rated between 70 and 72 and have a decent chance of rising. Some good examples would be
    A balanced squad would be:
    4 x 77-78 (Must rise before TB comes off) Eg: ISIMAT MIRIN (78)
    9 x 74 - 76 (Must rise before TB comes off) Eg: DANIEL SEABORNE (75)
    10-12 x 70 - 72 (Can be a mixture of short term and long term investments.) Eg: Martin Chudy (72), Fofo (70)
    Obviously this list is just a guideline that must be adjusted based on how much money you have. ALWAYS SPEND EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT!!!
    --> DO NOT buy for the long term
    --> You can find good risers on the forum, or by trawling through teams and stats.
    --> Buy almost all the over 72s from the FIRST divisions of England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Holland. These are updated regularly and provide plenty of risers.
    --> Avoid all competition - it eats into your profits.
    --> Common jumps are 78-82, 78-83 & 75-80. look out for them as they are very profitable.
    --> Except that you will be in debt for the whole 2 months before you sell these players on.
    Loans
    Make sure all the players you loan are over 80 and don’t to get them in positions where you don’t need them. Getting a GK on loan can be helpful because risers are hard to find.
    Rotation
    Rotate the squad during the period of 3 games a week. Designate the Monday games for your second 11. Play your strongest team otherwise. If you have a winnable cup game, give it a go because a draw against PL team can bring a big windfall.
    The Second Round
    At this point you should be doing will, but you might be in a close battle. The second round of transfers are where you can pull away. Make up a shortlist of all the players you want - these should be a mixture of risers (eg Viergever) and players who are very cheap for their rating (eg Bebe). The first team should all be at least 80 by after this and the second 11 75-78. Most of your players should have risen - SELL THEM ALL. Buy players as you sell to avoid your squad size getting as low as 21. In some cases it is good to do player trades but it is usually more efficient to sell then buy. Don’t sell the 70-72s who haven't risen and by more to replace those who have (this is mainly to keep numbers up so don’t worry too much).
    --> If a 75 is clearly no longer a riser, sell him and buy a 75 who now is.
    --> Buy players who will rise very soon so they can make a big impact right away.
    --> Expect only external bids
    --> If you have any young players who have grown in stature, try selling them to internal clubs for more than their value. I managed to this with Sanchez Ilie.
    --> Don’t get sentimental over your players.
    --> have a look to see if you can improve your loans at this point.
    Win
    You should now have the squad to dominate the rest of the season. The 3rd round does not come until after the season has ended and so is not included.
    Using this method I won Division 5 in 7777 with 99 points and finished with a squad value of £51.6 million (not including loans).
    Good luck and I’d love to hear you’re feedback. Also, I wasn't sure where to put this so I hope here is OK.
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    barnabyd got a reaction from Jozua in How to Win Division 5   
    This is for newer set ups where you start with pretty much untouched teams.
    A lot of people want to take on the ultimate challenge of a team from Division 5 to Division 1 in an English Championship. In both forum and non-forum worlds, just getting that first promotion can be difficult. Buying and selling players you have never heard of to build a team capable of winning the league outright (only 1 team gets automatically promoted) can seem daunting. I have therefore decided to create an ultimate guide to winning Division 5 based on my experiences with Wrexham in English Championship 7777:


    It was very close, which was mainly to do with the fact that I am tactically terrible. However, my squad was a lot better rating wise than any other. Here’s how to do it.
    Pick the right club
    This is very important, especially if you plan to get to Division 1 or 2.
    --> Look for a large stadium - Gateshead, Darlington, Wrexham are all good examples.
    --> Look for a budget of at least 3 million, or a squad with a decent value.
    --> Do not look at individual players, you will sell them all anyway.
    The first transfer round
    Easily the mot important factor in the season, you must use ALL your money and ALL your players to build the firs squad. Buy only risers, and only those who will rise in the next 2 months. Supplement this with about 10 players who are rated between 70 and 72 and have a decent chance of rising. Some good examples would be
    A balanced squad would be:
    4 x 77-78 (Must rise before TB comes off) Eg: ISIMAT MIRIN (78)
    9 x 74 - 76 (Must rise before TB comes off) Eg: DANIEL SEABORNE (75)
    10-12 x 70 - 72 (Can be a mixture of short term and long term investments.) Eg: Martin Chudy (72), Fofo (70)
    Obviously this list is just a guideline that must be adjusted based on how much money you have. ALWAYS SPEND EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT!!!
    --> DO NOT buy for the long term
    --> You can find good risers on the forum, or by trawling through teams and stats.
    --> Buy almost all the over 72s from the FIRST divisions of England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Holland. These are updated regularly and provide plenty of risers.
    --> Avoid all competition - it eats into your profits.
    --> Common jumps are 78-82, 78-83 & 75-80. look out for them as they are very profitable.
    --> Except that you will be in debt for the whole 2 months before you sell these players on.
    Loans
    Make sure all the players you loan are over 80 and don’t to get them in positions where you don’t need them. Getting a GK on loan can be helpful because risers are hard to find.
    Rotation
    Rotate the squad during the period of 3 games a week. Designate the Monday games for your second 11. Play your strongest team otherwise. If you have a winnable cup game, give it a go because a draw against PL team can bring a big windfall.
    The Second Round
    At this point you should be doing will, but you might be in a close battle. The second round of transfers are where you can pull away. Make up a shortlist of all the players you want - these should be a mixture of risers (eg Viergever) and players who are very cheap for their rating (eg Bebe). The first team should all be at least 80 by after this and the second 11 75-78. Most of your players should have risen - SELL THEM ALL. Buy players as you sell to avoid your squad size getting as low as 21. In some cases it is good to do player trades but it is usually more efficient to sell then buy. Don’t sell the 70-72s who haven't risen and by more to replace those who have (this is mainly to keep numbers up so don’t worry too much).
    --> If a 75 is clearly no longer a riser, sell him and buy a 75 who now is.
    --> Buy players who will rise very soon so they can make a big impact right away.
    --> Expect only external bids
    --> If you have any young players who have grown in stature, try selling them to internal clubs for more than their value. I managed to this with Sanchez Ilie.
    --> Don’t get sentimental over your players.
    --> have a look to see if you can improve your loans at this point.
    Win
    You should now have the squad to dominate the rest of the season. The 3rd round does not come until after the season has ended and so is not included.
    Using this method I won Division 5 in 7777 with 99 points and finished with a squad value of £51.6 million (not including loans).
    Good luck and I’d love to hear you’re feedback. Also, I wasn't sure where to put this so I hope here is OK.
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    barnabyd got a reaction from 433 in How to Win Division 5   
    This is for newer set ups where you start with pretty much untouched teams.
    A lot of people want to take on the ultimate challenge of a team from Division 5 to Division 1 in an English Championship. In both forum and non-forum worlds, just getting that first promotion can be difficult. Buying and selling players you have never heard of to build a team capable of winning the league outright (only 1 team gets automatically promoted) can seem daunting. I have therefore decided to create an ultimate guide to winning Division 5 based on my experiences with Wrexham in English Championship 7777:


    It was very close, which was mainly to do with the fact that I am tactically terrible. However, my squad was a lot better rating wise than any other. Here’s how to do it.
    Pick the right club
    This is very important, especially if you plan to get to Division 1 or 2.
    --> Look for a large stadium - Gateshead, Darlington, Wrexham are all good examples.
    --> Look for a budget of at least 3 million, or a squad with a decent value.
    --> Do not look at individual players, you will sell them all anyway.
    The first transfer round
    Easily the mot important factor in the season, you must use ALL your money and ALL your players to build the firs squad. Buy only risers, and only those who will rise in the next 2 months. Supplement this with about 10 players who are rated between 70 and 72 and have a decent chance of rising. Some good examples would be
    A balanced squad would be:
    4 x 77-78 (Must rise before TB comes off) Eg: ISIMAT MIRIN (78)
    9 x 74 - 76 (Must rise before TB comes off) Eg: DANIEL SEABORNE (75)
    10-12 x 70 - 72 (Can be a mixture of short term and long term investments.) Eg: Martin Chudy (72), Fofo (70)
    Obviously this list is just a guideline that must be adjusted based on how much money you have. ALWAYS SPEND EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT!!!
    --> DO NOT buy for the long term
    --> You can find good risers on the forum, or by trawling through teams and stats.
    --> Buy almost all the over 72s from the FIRST divisions of England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Holland. These are updated regularly and provide plenty of risers.
    --> Avoid all competition - it eats into your profits.
    --> Common jumps are 78-82, 78-83 & 75-80. look out for them as they are very profitable.
    --> Except that you will be in debt for the whole 2 months before you sell these players on.
    Loans
    Make sure all the players you loan are over 80 and don’t to get them in positions where you don’t need them. Getting a GK on loan can be helpful because risers are hard to find.
    Rotation
    Rotate the squad during the period of 3 games a week. Designate the Monday games for your second 11. Play your strongest team otherwise. If you have a winnable cup game, give it a go because a draw against PL team can bring a big windfall.
    The Second Round
    At this point you should be doing will, but you might be in a close battle. The second round of transfers are where you can pull away. Make up a shortlist of all the players you want - these should be a mixture of risers (eg Viergever) and players who are very cheap for their rating (eg Bebe). The first team should all be at least 80 by after this and the second 11 75-78. Most of your players should have risen - SELL THEM ALL. Buy players as you sell to avoid your squad size getting as low as 21. In some cases it is good to do player trades but it is usually more efficient to sell then buy. Don’t sell the 70-72s who haven't risen and by more to replace those who have (this is mainly to keep numbers up so don’t worry too much).
    --> If a 75 is clearly no longer a riser, sell him and buy a 75 who now is.
    --> Buy players who will rise very soon so they can make a big impact right away.
    --> Expect only external bids
    --> If you have any young players who have grown in stature, try selling them to internal clubs for more than their value. I managed to this with Sanchez Ilie.
    --> Don’t get sentimental over your players.
    --> have a look to see if you can improve your loans at this point.
    Win
    You should now have the squad to dominate the rest of the season. The 3rd round does not come until after the season has ended and so is not included.
    Using this method I won Division 5 in 7777 with 99 points and finished with a squad value of £51.6 million (not including loans).
    Good luck and I’d love to hear you’re feedback. Also, I wasn't sure where to put this so I hope here is OK.
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    barnabyd got a reaction from A2R in The Talent Factory [Latest Addition: Gómez MOISÉS]   
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    Just had a bid accepted in WC10k. The fact that he wasn't snapped up before there shows just how good a scout he was - I'd rather know about a 22 year old like him than about Kovacic for the upteenth time - great post A2R.
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    Zhi Gin LAM

    Name: Zhi Gin Andreas Lam
    Born: 04/06/91 (20), Hamburg, Germany
    Club: Hamburger SV
    Position: Attacker


    Germany in recent years has been noted for bringing through talented footballers who are Turkish descendants, names such as Nuri Sahin and Mesut Ozil spring to mind, however, Zhi Gin Andreas Lam is a rare case, his father having come from Hong Kong, yet himself being born and brought up in Hamburg. His mother is German.
    With former coach Michael Oenning getting the sack as a result of Hamburg's dismall start to the Bundesliga season, reserve coach Rhodolfo Cardoso is currently in charge on a temporary basis, and he may have just unearthed a real unknown gem, one who he had previously been coaching in the reserves.
    Not only was it a dream start for Rhodolfo as Hamburg picked up an impressive 3 points away to Stuggart, but also, it was to be a first taste of Bundesliga action for Lam, thrown straight in to the first 11 in place of Skjelbred.
    It was an efficient performance from the diminutive playmaker, always showing for the ball, and not afraid to take players on using his exceptional pace and technique. Equally comfortable on either flank or in midfield, composed style of play, he has the ability to hold on to the ball under pressure using his low centre of gravity, rarely ever wastes possesion and has an eye for a pass.
    His brilliant debut was acknowledged by the whole club including Hamburg Dircetor of fotball Frank Arnesen saying "he has done fantastically, was totally relaxed, that was a real dream debut. "
    Although Lam was subbed of early in the second half due to lack of fitness(which is understandable as it was his first game for the senior side), there's no doubt he's left his mark on the team, and will for sure be getting a lot more playtime. The days of him developing in the reserves are over, as he now looks to build on this dream debut.
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    barnabyd reacted to BlackthornSwain in A few good young risers!   
    Name: BOLGER, Cian
    Position: CB
    Club: Leicester City (On loan at Bristol Rovers)
    Rating: 73
    Price: £140,000
    Age: 19
    A great towering CB who has been at the forefront of relegation victims Bristol Rovers defence of late, keeping out some experienced players and making them look like children. He spent the end of last season on loan with us and seemed like he had a great future. But now in League 2 has really came into his own, I expect him to rise a few ratings in the next update if he continues his current form, despite it just passing. In the long run I can see him being a Championship player, definatley worth a buy at this price.
    Name: KLEBER, Pinheiro
    Position: CF
    Club: FC Porto
    Rating: 84
    Price: £4.9 million
    Age: 21
    A young, good player who looks to have a bright future. Has started of very brightly for his new club netting 2 goals in 4 starts. Unfortunately for Kleber he has big boots to fill in the recently departed Falcao but it seems that he's taking it into his stride. I HIGHLY advise buying him now because when the Portuguese ratings come around I expect a rise to 85/86 with potential to go much higher.
    Name: WYLDE, Gregg
    Position: LM/LB
    Club: Glasgow Rangers
    Rating: 78
    Price: £1.2 million
    Age: 20
    With the SPL having a rule that the match day squad must include one player under 21 Wylde already has had a head start here. But he hasn't been getting into the squad just because of the rule, he really has earnt his place in the squad. This season appearing in all 6 of Rangers' league games starting 3 and getting a goal to his name he is bound to rise. I reckon a 81 wouldn't be far out of line. I also HIGHLY advise getting on this player NOW as he will rise and most likely to again in the future.
    NOTE: More to come so keep checking back!!
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    barnabyd got a reaction from 101 in The Real Problem With SM.. Match Engine!.. The Truth!!!..   
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    It would demonstrate to you what effects (if any) your tactical changes had on the game, whether positive or negative. It would be useful to see what is and isn't working.
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    barnabyd reacted to SteCole in The Real Problem With SM.. Match Engine!.. The Truth!!!..   
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    My personal thoughts on this...
    I've come to agree that red cards and injuries, in effect, happen at the end of the game.
    We are all in the same boat, so that is fair.
    Fault or just a limitation in the engine.
    Red cards... they should effect the game and shouldn't be too hard to implement/fix. (i can only imagine )
    Injuries... should stay the same. Would be massivly over complecated in my opinion. You'd have to set extra tactics, formations and subs for every possible situation... depending on who was injured, what subs you have.. etc
    But my main point would be, even if the red cards are faulty and injuries 'happen at the end' it doesn't mean the rest of it doesn't work.
    I for one am a firm believer that it does!
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    Gateshead -v- Wrexham Rivalry
    A school teacher starts a new job at a school in Newcastle and, trying to make a good impression on her first day, explains to her class that she is a Gateshead fan. She asks her students to raise their hands if they, too, are Gateshead fans. Everyone in the class raises their hand expect one little boy.
    The teacher looks at the boy with surprise and says: 'Barnabyd, why didn't you raise your hand?'
    'Because I'm not a Gateshead fan', he replied.
    The teacher, still shocked, asked: 'Well if you're not a Gateshead fan, then who are you a fan of?'
    'I'm a Wrexham fan, and proud of it', Barnabyd replied.
    The teacher could not believe her ears.
    'Barnabyd, why, pray tell, are you a Wrexham fan?'
    'Because my mum and dad are from Wrexham, and my mum is a Wrexham fan and my dad is a Wrexham fan, so I'm a Wrexham fan too!'
    'Well, 'said the teacher, in a obviously annoyed tone, 'that's no reason for you to be a Wrexham fan. You don't have to be just like your parents all the time. What if your mum was a prostitute and you dad was a drug dealer and car thief, what what you be then?'
    'Then', Barnabyd smiled, 'I'd be a Gateshead fan.'
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    Mid Season Report


    1. Northampton
    Elton’s Cobblers sit top of the tree at the half way mark. They struggled at the start with the fitness levels wavering when there were 3 games a week. Since the number of games was reduced they started to fly up the table. However there is major re-shuffle lurking & should there be more depth in the side, they will go up.
    Highlight of the season – Sitting top of the tree at half way.
    Low point of the season – Losing 4-1 at home to Burton early on in the season.
    Key player – Marco Materazzi. The Italian lunatic is a focal point in the defence despite of his age.
    2. Accrington Stanley
    Who are they? Exactly! But no, people will soon know about the Stanley if they continue to perform the way they have in the first half of the season. Going forward they have a strong frontline & with a strong central midfield, there is potential at the club to push on. By the looks of the squad they’ve been outscoring the opposition to win games.
    Highlight of the season – Winning 7 games on the bounce including 6-3 & 5-1 wins.
    Low point of the season – Failing to win in 6 competitive games in June.
    Key player – Jason Roberts. The big striker is a cut above in League 2. A very astute signing & has created more than he’s scored.
    3. Morecambe
    & here we have the man who has made it all possible. O’Donnell has built up a squad able to compete when the games get more compressed. The second round of transfers has allowed him to improve the quality of the squad up top & in midfield, but in defence they might come up short. There are only 3 defenders in the first team squad & they need to get things sorted there before things get hectic. If they don’t they might slip down the table.
    Highlight of the season – Going the last 10 unbeaten & sneaking into the top 3.
    Low point of the season – Being named as underachievers in the Founders Cup.
    Key player – Adam Lallana. The youngster has injected life into the side with 4 goals from 5 games. Can only improve with game time.
    4. Gillingham
    The Gills are a rarity in the setup. They are the only side so far with no British players in their squad. Fans are believed to be slightly irritated with the lack of home-grown talent coming through & a distinct Chinese & Columbian feel to the team. On the pitch they sit just outside the automatic promotion spots. I’m sure the fans will take promotion over the amount of home-grown players come the end of the season.
    Highlight of the season – Going through almost all of June unbeaten. There were 7 clean sheets in this run.
    Low point of the season – Getting beaten 3-0 by Southend in their first home game.
    Key player – Phillipp Wollscheid. The young German is a leader of men & key to their defence, but wants out of the club.
    5. Bradford
    Bradford have a hugely experienced manager at the helm & have a strong enough squad to last the season. At the back & up top they look strong, it’s in midfield that concerns me. However, I don’t think they need a midfield – their strikers will score & their defenders will keep clean sheets. The loan signings give them added bite in the middle & this will pay dividends come the end of the season.
    Highlight of the season – Going the whole of July unbeaten.
    Low point of the season – Being spanked 5-0 by fellow promotion hopefuls Gillingham.
    Key player – Kyle Walker. Going to be a star. Comfortable in either full-back slot.
    6. Rotherham
    They always seem to do well, but not quite well enough. They occupy the 3rd playoff place & could well keep up their form to break that ‘nearly team’ name. Up top they have the top scorer James Keene & Victor Moses who will guarantee goals & the loan signing of Piscu will help shore up the back line.
    Highlight of the season – Beating Burton 8-2 in the second league game.
    Low point of the season – Losing to Crawley in the Shield.
    Key player – Tom Cleverly. I’m majorly impressed with him & it’s a major loan coup for Rotherham.
    7. Southend
    Southend are in the last play-off place heading into the second half of the season. Another experienced manager is leading the team & this could prove to be key as the run-in is edging nearer. Considering the squad is large with the youth squad in mind, the wage bill isn’t crippling so I don’t see why the team can’t keep on improving.
    Highlight of the season – Having a strong end to July which saw them sneak into the playoffs.
    Low point of the season – Losing 6-1 to Stevenage at home.
    Key player – Antonio Pacheco. The Uruguayan is an experienced forward, still capable of getting goals.
    8. Burton
    Not as good as the squads above them, Burton are doing great to be hanging around the play-offs. The further up through the team you go the stronger it is. However, with Fabio in defence they have more options going forward & can pass on his Man United experience. Punching above their weight, but I think there’s still more to come.
    Highlight of the season – Losing 1 game only in June.
    Low point of the season – Scoring 3 away from home & still losing. (6-3, Acc. Stanley.)
    Key player – Abdelrazak Jadid. A fantastic amount of assists already, the creator of 16 goals to date – almost 1 a game.
    9. Port Vale
    The Port Vale manager has a large squad evenly divided between youth & first team players. The wage bill isn’t too bad considering this. The team is quite inexperienced, but there are 1 or 2 old heads who could steer them into the lottery of the play-offs.
    Highlight of the season – Being well & truly spanked by Chesterfield (11-2).
    Low point of the season – Beating Hereford 7-0.
    Key player – Hilario. The veteran keeper is a vital part of the side & marshals his back line quite well.
    10. Chesterfield
    Now we move onto moneybags Chesterfield. The 17 players in the first team have a great deal of quality between them & heaps of experience higher up through the English leagues. The only weak side I can see in the team is the lack of wingers but there is more than enough quality in the squad to see them rise higher than their position now. My tip to gain promotion in this league.
    Highlight of the season – Beating Port Vale 11-2.
    Low point of the season – Getting beaten 4-0 away from home twice in a week.
    Key player – Anton Ferdinand. The defender is very versatile & will be invaluable come the end of the season.
    11. Lincoln
    P Clark has built up a huge squad however, I think more quality needs to be added if they are to push on. It has time to grow & I think the fans will be patient as the manager is experienced. A smaller wage bill than teams around them could see them reap the benefits in weeks to come.
    Highlight of the season – Beating Barnet 6-0.
    Low point of the season – Losing 7-1 at Anfield to Liverpool.
    Key player – Felix Kroos. The young German playmaker has got 7 goals already & 4 assists.
    12. Stevenage
    Mid-table seems about the right place for this side. The squad is not bad but a tad on the small side. The 3 loan signings are very good & are well above this level. The spine is the strongest part of the team & many teams will fail to break them down.
    Highlight of the season – Beating Southend 6-1.
    Low point of the season – Winning only 2 games until 22 June.
    Key player – Jack Colback. The gaffer rates him highly & sees him as one for the future.
    13. Shrewsbury
    A very balanced squad is here at Shrewsbury. One concern for the fans & probably the manager, is that they are short on the back. Going forward won’t be a problem though. A bit more quality here & there & they’ll be fine for a while to come.
    Highlight of the season – Scoring an 87th minute equaliser to salvage a point against Morecambe.
    Low point of the season – Losing 5-1 to Port Vale.
    Key player – Sean McAllister. The heartbeat of this team.
    14. Bury
    Another evenly balance squad here in mid-table, anyone see a correlation? There’s no direct strength in the side, but I can’t spot something that will break their season. As a team they have far too much to stay up, but not quite enough to push on.
    Highlight of the season – Beating Macclesfield 6-0.
    Low point of the season – Getting only 4 clean sheets away from home. When they concede away, they concede quite a few.
    Key player – Emidio Rafael. The left back is by far their star player, 5 ratings higher than anyone else.
    15. Torquay
    The loan signing that the gaffer has brought in are far & above their better players. The morale of a few players is starting to drop, presumably due to lack of games. This could be due to a lack of games & it needs to be rectified or it could bring the whole squad down & into the relegation scrap.
    Highlight of the season – Winning their first 4 games to see them go top.
    Low point of the season – Going on a horrid run in late June/early July which saw them slip down the table.
    Key player – Idrissa Gueye. The centre midfielder is a class act for this league & could be sold for millions.
    16. Stockport
    Stockport have pulled off the loan signing of the setup to date. Marko Marin is an unbelievable coup & I’m surprised he wanted to go there. It looks like there’s a lot of pressure on him to do well because the squad is distinctly average. I think they’ll be ok, just though.
    Highlight of the season – Getting a top class player in the team.
    Low point of the season – Failing to win their first 5 league games.
    Key player – Marko Marin. The best player in the league.
    17. Cheltenham
    Cheltenham are on a real slide & are being dragged into the relegation Royal Rumble. They’ve never been able to string a run of decent results together & this inconsistency could be why they’ve never got going so far.
    Highlight of the season – Winning 3 league games on the trot in mid June.
    Low point of the season – Going on a bad run of form during mid-season.
    Key player – Alain Traore. Everything good going forward involves him.
    18. Aldershot
    Aldershot were looking doomed until James took over. The squad isn’t brilliant, but he’s getting the most out of his players which is a great quality to have. They are strongest up top & I fully expect them to start scoring more.
    Highlight of the season – Going the last 11 games unbeaten.
    Low point of the season – Winning 1 game until 13 July.
    Key player – Albert Luque. Big game player, a natural goalscorer.
    19. Crewe
    Adam has built a strong & competitive squad that will compete well next year. If they go on a miraculous run they could even make the playoffs. This is probably a tad high though, as Adam knows there is still work to do there. They will survive though & mid-table would be a good end to the season.
    Highlight of the season – Seeing their form turnaround after Adam’s arrival.
    Low point of the season – The horrible start to the season.
    Key player – Marcel Gecov. The Russian midfielder can form a great partnership with Coppola & tear the division apart.
    20. Oxford
    Since SJ left the club, they haven’t been performing as well. The ginger revolution that was taking place there quickly fell apart, as did their form. The ginger camaraderie was lost & players with other hair colours were brought in. Still, there’s a job to do & we’ll have to see if Mark is up to the task.
    Highlight of the season – Thumping 5 past Cheltenham.
    Low point of the season – Winning 6 games all year.
    Key player – Alex Manninger. He’s a good keeper & will get them a few points.
    21. Macclesfield
    Warren has a tough task on his hands but I’m sure he knew that when he took over. He has made 2 loan signings that have strengthened the spine, but injuries have hit hard & they could be in trouble.
    Highlight of the season – Beating Port Vale 4-2.
    Low point of the season – Failing to win their first 8 games. Includes a 7-1 loss to Southend.
    Key player – Milan Djuric. Most likely to get a goal for them.
    22. Wycombe
    Chazza’s Wycombe started off reasonably well but have fallen by the wayside in recent weeks. Morale isn’t the best & if the players heads aren’t lifted then they could slide away even further.
    Highlight of the season – Going the first 4 games unbeaten.
    Low point of the season – Failing to win a game since 6 June.
    Key player – Mark Hudson. An absolute rock at the back.
    23. Hereford
    So Hereford occupy the first relegation spot. They have had a few maulings this season & their goal difference is suffering. They’re losing far too many to escape the drop & have to turn things around, quick.
    Highlight of the season – Winning 2 of their first 3 games.
    Low point of the season – Winning 2 from 18 competitive games in the last month & a half.
    Key player – Jay Spearing. Very young & can only grow in quality.
    24. Barnet
    So Barnet are the team rooted to the Football League. They are quite a bit adrift too & looking at the squad, I think they’ll be plying their trade in the Blue Square Premier. They’re usually the men who escape on the last day, can’t see it happening this year though.
    Highlight of the season – Beating Wycombe 4-0.
    Low point of the season – Being rooted to the foot of the table.
    Key player – Jason Puncheon. Can he fire them to safety.

    Players to watch!

    James Keene. The Englishman is the top scorer with 14 goals so far. Could well get more.

    Albert Luque. He's the top performer in the whole division. Bags of experience & oozes class. Too good for this level.

    Abdelrazak Jadid. The Morroccan has created 16 goals in 17 games. Not a bad record at all.


    & there we have it? Will the founder of the setup get promotion this year? Will Chesterfield's superior squad blossom? Who'll finish bottom of the pile?
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    barnabyd reacted to Ashh in UK Riots   
    Re: UK Riots
    To be fair thats the last thing we need. The 'EDL' as they call themselves are just going to escalate a problem that's quietened down in the capital today by all means and is now just dispersed areas around the country. It's still bad but i think last night the problem was out of control. The 'EDL' can do one in my opinion , also the BNP's leader tweets that someone posted earlier sicken me. The way he insights racial hatred but in such a way that can't be pointed out is clever but so wrong. He criminalises the black and Forign community while promoting the White one. There's scum in every ethnicity and community. Every country , every social group ... so to use this to promote his campaign is wrong.
    Same with that bloody Ken Livingston the ... , i was outraged last night when he attacked Boris Johnson and the goverment to promote himself.
    For everyone of them vile scum now showing their true colours over the last few days i'm sure there will be twice if not more as many people who have educated themselves on whats happening and will be looking to improve this country from it. The country is a state but to riot and protest is wrong , to condemn the current government is not beneficial either , there just coping with a situation handed down from years previous. Two steps backwards before we can move forwards together. The country needs to unite if things are to get better.
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    Re: John Flanagan for Josh McEachran?
    Mceachran no contest. Far far more potential and will get more game time this season IMO.
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    Re: UK Riots
    I still think that it comes down to wealth and education rather than broken families. Crime is much lower amongst the middle classes even though many middle class families go through divorce etc. I think poverty and poor education, a feeling that society doesn't want you and a bad family life can lead to anger and hatred in young people.
    If someone feels like no one cares about them, why are they gonna care about anyone else? If you hate the system that ignores your needs ten why would you think twice a bout stealing a TV?
    I'm not condoning the actions by ay means, but I think that this behavior will not go away until issues such as these are addressed.
    I don't think people involved in the riots are bad people, just angry, desperate and extremely misguided.
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    Re: Good Players at External Clubs at the Start of World Championships
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    Will do spain and france and germany soon
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    nooooooooo! Oh well, probably not reserving anyway.
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