Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread...
I'd say to keep Alaba and Willems too.
Gaitan is hugely overrated in my book (not to say he's not good), but I think it'd be more beneficial for you to keep the players you already have.
Re: English Championship 7777 Previews & Predictions Thread
SEASON 3, TURN 2 !
1) Leeds V Blackpool
Leeds have a 50% record against Blackpool in their playing history, they have won one and lost one, both teams won by one goal, Duffman's leeds lost on the opening day of the season at a newly promoted hungry colchester.
The home side do have a concern for this game - Cicero Jonathan is still out with a groin strain but they wont be too bothered as first choice full back Lukasz Piszczek will be the obvious first choice to start against European winners Blackpool.
Blackpool themselves have a fully fit squad for the game and will still be buzzing from their opening day victory against title contenders Arsenal. If the seasiders manage to win at Elland road they will have a chance of being in the top 4 after the first two games of the premier league season.
Both sides have good squads and will be attacking, I think Leeds will pick up their second defeat of the season with Blackpool picking up their second win, their wont be much in between the sides - Leeds 1-2 Blackpool !
2) Arsenal V Shorpe
Arsenal were a team who were expected to win on the opening day of the season, unfortunately for them Blackpool managed to beat them 1-0 at the seaside - However, The gunners return to their home ground for the first time of the season to face newly promoted Shorpe united, The london club have no injury worries and will be prepared for their first ever competitive meeting against shorpe.
Shorpe are along side Arsenal in the table after the first game as both sides lost by one goal on the opening day, Riece is currently over three times better than Ed Moses in the manager rankings although thats probably down to the fact managed over three times as many games, Ruben Cani is at 11/1 to score a goal in the match or get a assist after failing to do so in the season opener against chelsea.
Arsenal will certainly score in this game but the question is how many, will it be a lot or will shorpe be out to stop them. Arsenal 4-1 Shorpe
3) Chelsea V Millwall
Chelsea didnt win by as many as some people expected on saturday but a win is a win, they are back to their own ground this wednesday to face a tough millwall side, Tom King is currently the best manager in the whole game world despite not winning the premier league yet, Last season chelsea didnt win both games against millwall, on one of them they slipped to a defeat but they will be up for beating them again this week to put their record to 2-0-1. Chelsea will be disapointed with the news that Sergio Ramos is out of this game due to a torn hamstring, Alex Song might be the man to replace him.
Millwall beat Tottenham on the opening day and go up against another London club here, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will want boost his goal tally up even more after getting a brace on the first day of the season.
Millwall will probably go to Stamford Bridge defensive,striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a man on form and i think theres a chance of a shock on the cards especially after chelsea only just beat Shorpe, Chelsea 1-2 Millwall
4) Tottenham V Liverpool
Tottenham dont have a very good record against Liverpool, they have only beat the club who play at anfield once out of 4 attempts. Theres no better news when you see the likes of Mauricio Isla, Rodriguez Pedro and Angel Di Maria all out due to injurys - Isla is out due to a damaged knee cartilage, Pedro is out because of a Shin injury and Di Maria is out due to a thigh strain also Ferreira Pepe is out due to a 3 match ban because the portugese international got sent off against millwall.
Liverpool rocked at anfield against Aston Villa, they won 5-0 and didnt get any injured or suspended, they will feel they have a real good shout at claiming the title off wolves with the likes of Messi and Van Persie up front,
Liverpool to win this, Tottenham 1-3 Liverpool
5) Aston Villa V Fulham
Aston Villa will get relegated this season, they are currently bottom by three goals after just the first game and Frozen has been lucky to finish 17th in both previous seasons, Villa have met fulham a massive 7 times in just two seasons, They have met in four EPL meetings along with once in the shield and twice in European football, Aston Villa have only won one and that was actually in the Shield, they have failed to win in all EPL meetings and the european competition they met in, Villa have three players unavailable - they are Lass Diarra, Christian Clemens and Luc Casnos. The visitors fulham have a fully fit squad for the game, The Londoners lost 3-5 to manchester united on saturday and will hope to bounce back and beat Villa, Giving the fulham record against villa it looks like theres only going to be one winner especially after a 5-0 defeat for villa on the first day, Aston Villa 1-3 Fulham
6) Man United V Everton
On paper these sides are very even, both have won 1 and drawn 2 out of 4, Manchester United havent won a trophy yet and will hope that this is their season especially after a very positive start scoring five goals at fulham, Wayne Rooney had a decent start of the season scoring a goal and setting two up, the english international scored 20 goals in both seasons - he will be aiming for 25 this year.
Everton drew 1-1 against United's rivals City on the first day and now go for the tough ride at old trafford.
The toffee's wont be easy to beat and i think they have enough in them for go to Old trafford and get a result, Im going for Manchester United 2-3 Everton
7) Man City V Wigan
Manchester City will aim to get three points here following their 1-1 draw against Everton, City may give Gonzalo Castro and Steven Gerrard their first starts of the season while Chris Smalling and the newest recruits Scott Parker and Alessandro Matri will be knocking on the managers door for places in the starting XI against Wigan.
Wigan didnt beat manchester city in the first season when the manchester club were in the premier league so they will be hungry to get a win having losing and drawing against city in the previous two meetings, Jorge Rolando has got a three game suspension so he will be out for wigan after getting sent off before half time in the eight goal thriller against wolves on turn 1.
Wigans manager hasnt been that active as of late and with a bit of luck city can do well against them and register a win, i believe citys team will be too good on the night and will win comfortably. Man City 3-0 Wigan
8) Wolves V West Ham
Title holders Wolves have only won 1 game out of 6 this season if we include friendly matches that was a 1-0 win over wrexham and after drawing 4-4 at Wigan athletic on the opening day Ryans Tornado will be very determined to get his defence play tighter when they face a tough west ham side, Didier Drogba started his own season off well when he scored a hatick and set the other up in the four goals scored at wigan on saturday.
West Ham have only won once out of four against the champions, The hammers will hope for a win to make it two from two here for this season but they no that wolves are a fortress at the Molineux especially after last season, wigan like wolves have no injury concerns and will have a fully fit squad available for selection. Wolves 1-3 West Ham
9) Sunderland V Preston
After being defeated by Wills west ham, sunderland will want to pick up points to make sure they are clear of the relegation places after the first couple of games, The black cats have drawn and lost one to preston and will be ready to set that record straight with a win, Sunderland along with Preston picked up no injurys in their first games and will be out with a full squad. Preston will be demanding a win to climb up the table by a few places and will hope new signing Rafael Van Der Vaart can get the balls up to his real life spurs partner Jermaine Defoe and cause the black cats some problems in the box.
Close game ahead but ive got a sneaky feeling preston will come away with the points, Sunderland 1-2 Preston
10) West Brom V Colchester
West brom may give Lucas Barrios a start alongside Emanuel Adebayor as Luis Suarez is suspended after getting a second yellow card in the 87th minute of the game against preston, these two sides havent met at all in all the competitive competitions and it will be a first in this game, The baggies won the division in the first season and will be expected to get some wins on the cards to live up to the clubs expectations. Colchester uniteds manager KangerooJack celebrated his 100th game in charge of the club in his first premier league game last saturday and he will be hoping to build on the win he got against Leeds United - however, he will be without the injured Kieran Richardson and Edgar Barreto, unfortunately Cristian Ledesma has got a 3 game suspension.
I think newly promoted Colchester might lose to the baggies, especially with the tight formation and somebody has experienced as Puyol at the back, Im going for a baggies win. West Brom 2-0 Colchester United
PREDICTED TABLE, THESE RESULTS ARE ADDED TO THE ACTUAL LEAGUE TABLE !
Ive worked it out and if all the results i predicted came in (Which obviously they all wont) thats what the table would look like, its looks false to me already when I see i could go 5th If I win by three against Wigan, but on a serious note i will just be glad to get three points on the board by beating wigan never mind going for a certain amount to win by.
I can really see Villa going down this season and i think Liverpool are certain to finish in the top 3 with their team and how they peformed first day.
Re: English Championship 7777 - Discussion Thread
That completes the team that will be aiming for a third successive promotion with Wrexham this season:
GK: Sergey Ryzhikov - 31 - 89. Very solid goalie who recently rose due to some very good performances with Rubin. Always a good idea to have a safe pair of hands.
CB: Davide Astori - 25 - 88. Played so well for Cagliari this season that he should be in the Italy team for Euro 2012. Looks very likely to sign for AC Milan in the summer where his rating could rocket.
CB: Vital Dede - 25 - 88. One of the next big thing to come out of Brazil, he is already being described as the next Lucio. Expect a big move at the end of the European season.
CB: Franck Beria - 28 - 88. A DEF! He also should rise these changes as he plays every game for Lille, who are doing pretty well again.
DM: Fernandez Gabi - 28 - 88. Should rise to 89 this time around due to some very good performances and lots of minutes for Athletico Madrid.
RW: Bakary Sako - 23 - 87. Playing a lot and pretty well for St Etienne. Has a very decent chance at 88.
CM: Ivan Rakitic - 24 - 89. Young, safe and has a great resale value. He will be the heartbeat of the team for as long as he is at the club.
CM: Alain Traore - 23 - 87. Would be a sure riser if Auxerre were doing better. As it is he might sneak 88 if they stay up, or he has to leave to go up.
LW: Jose Angel - 22 - 88. Great young player who will only grow with a talented Roma side. Could rise to 89 this season.
ST: Barcellos Taison - 25 - 88. Very safe and very talented and worth a lot of money to my chairman. You never know with Ukraine, he could rise but I doubt it.
ST: Jonathan Pitroipa - 25 - 87. He's got plenty of potential. When he becomes more consistent, he will start to rise.
Keirrison - 86. He was cheap, don't judge me.
Raul Rodriguez - 84. Will rise to 86 and could be a keeper.
Markus Henriksen - 85. Thank you to Kingsy manager for the loan.
Takeshi Usami - 84. Thanks to EdMoses.
Simon Terodde - 81. Was a riser.
Re: Or have you decided
Haha well here goes nothing..
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The managers compared.
Ryan Holmes has done a fantastic job with Stockport this season, like Mrmalcolm his best players have been MIA as he prepared for the playoffs. A big fan of HULL Ryan was last seen outside a nightclub in Stockport chatting up some of the local lovelies
A big fan of 4,3,3 with a supporting AM , his youthfull side perhaps have one weakness at the back with the rapdily improving but inexperienced Zieler.
Mrmalcolm is known to favour the older player, the Bath team bus is seen here driving off for the big match
The average age of the Bath squad is said to be " Jurrasic " , the team's strength is at the back, with a slight weakness through the middle of the park. It is rumoured that the side are 10million in debt and that all players other than Friedel will be sold to fund the debt and rebuild for next season
Mrmalcolm has also been trying out some unusual off the ball tactics since losing to Wrexham earlier in the season
Whatever the result there will be one tough nut to crack in Division 3 next season and the probable winner of Division 4 letf behind. Good luck all