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  1. Re: Who are you? - the forumers interviews Apologies to steve025 who must have been wondering what happened to his interview having sent it to me a month ago . A member who posts predominantly runs successful EC sides on SM and is usually up for some banter, here's his interview: So a Preston NE man through and through and very much a family man. Also hoping his conversational skills will earn him some good money in the future Unfortunately, time commitments mean I will be handing on the reins to another forumer, who will I'm sure be able to do a better job. Humble apologies to those fe
  2. Re: Official Cricket Thread I personally feel it's a very poor decision and the ICC have shown their true colours. For years they have been claiming they want the sport to be more global and spread the sport, but this is totally an opposite step. I'll admit at the start of the tournament, I felt the world cup was too long, the format of two groups of 7 was too much and that I felt their would be too mant one-sided contests. But, I was well and truely proven wrong. Barring Kenya, all the associates put up good performances. Canada certainly ruffled Pakistan and Australia's feathers. We all k
  3. Re: Constant Blocking of transfers by SMFA Didn't really want to get into this as we all know what the result of the poll is going to be obvious . But should probably justify my yes. The suggestion that cheating is rife in SM due to the existence of the SMFA is preposterous. While most would readily accept that the ability to report cheating has been compromised somewhat by recent changes and some may be getting away with it, cheating would be 100-fold more if the SMFA wasn't there. The problem in this instance is the reporting system not the SMFA. Removing the SMFA will mean 100 times more
  4. Re: Squad Value Yes, it's quite normal. If you purchase a better player for any specific position, then the value of all the other players in that position drops e.g If you buy a 94 rated RB and had 3 RBs already in the squad, the value of these 3 RBs will drop. This is perhaps an over-simplification and things get more complicated where you have two positions for example RB/CB, but it gives an idea of how squad values can fluctuate with players brought in
  5. Re: Sergio BUSQUETS has handed in his transfer request from Barcelona - HELP ME ASAP I'm afraid the Concern level will not go down now, no matter how much you play him (level 5 concern is the point of no return) . The chairman will take the best bid within a few days of the first bid made. You'd be better off playing the other unhappy players.
  6. Re: Official Cricket Thread Have to say Bangladesh deserve it as they played the better cricket for 90% of the match. England have plenty to be embarassed about. The batting as a whole (thank goodness for Trott and the returning Morgan), the number of wides, Swann's moaning about the wet ball and his clash with the umpires, Anderson yet again is not the same man in ODIs as he is in test cricket etc etc. And how they could lose after having Bandladesh 169-8? Certainly have been the best team to follow in the World Cup in terms of drama, however...
  7. Re: Official Cricket Thread I guess they call that the commentator's curse
  8. Re: Official Cricket Thread Crazy game in Pallekelle today. New Zealand scored 92 runs in the last 4 overs . That's 92 runs in 24 balls. I've never even managed that in stick Cricket! Ross Taylor did most of the damage and looks like the only 100% record in the World Cup will go today. The highlights tonight will certainly be worth watching EDIT: Broad out of the world cup - huge blow
  9. Re: Soon, i shall be gone... I hope you can change your mind, as you speak your mind and give a different perspective to any topic you post. Always thought provoking, even if other people can't always understand your logic. I always appreciate your contributions and you've certainly made me sit up and re-assess my thinking on more than one occasion. All the best, whatever you decide
  10. Re: Official Cricket Thread Pathetic performance by the Bangladeshi players, but their supporters have behaved even more pathetically. Stoning is unacceptable full stop, but if you really want to take your anger out on someone, maybe it would have been better to take it out on your own players for that woeful showing West Indies are beginning to look a little menacing now with Roach on fire and Benn bowling great. Also yet to see Gayle really explode. England might need to win that game to ensure qualification
  11. Re: Squad Sizes Are you sure about that? I have a team currently with: 1* 98 rated player 2*97 rated players 3*96 rated players 3*95 rated players 3* 94 rated players 3*93 rated players 3*92 rated players 1*91 rated player 4*90 rated players ...and a whole host of rated 87-89 So basically 22 players rated 90 or above (2 whole teams in essence) and a first XI essentially of players rated 94 and above. Yet my wages for this side are £1.56m. Most of these are nor risers and are on a wage equivalent to their value. My takings for a home game with my Huddersfield town team are £1.2m.
  12. Re: Official Cricket Thread All over - England switched off and have been duly punished! so many dropped catches - congrats to Ireland - one of the greatest successful chases in world cup history
  13. Re: Official Cricket Thread England getting pelted all around the ground by Kevin O'Brien (who's on course for the fastest century in World cup history) and in real danger of losing to Ireland PS This was my best attempt at giving the commentators curse to O'Brien. God knows England need it.
  14. With the season nearing a climax, the usual excitement at the top and bottom of the table is well underway with clubs trying to qulify for Europe whilst others avoid the dreaded drop. But has this season been like other seasons in terms of excitement and quality. Has it been better than usual or worse than usual? Some things to consider when making your point/decision: - Man U's fantastic unbeaten run from the start of the season until their defeat to Wolves - a sign of their continued excellence or more an indication of how poor other teams have been? - On course to be the highest premier l
  15. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Not guilty
  16. Re: Official Liverpool Thread I've been debating for a while now whether to post this or not, but I feel it's time for me to confess . I've been to 5 Liverpool games this season and we've lost all of them . Was sure I would break my jinx in the West Ham game, but no. Should I ban myself from games for the rest of the season?
  17. Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread EUR-A-STAR IN THE MAKING Jubilation in Sheffield as the Blades qualifying for the European champions league for the first time in their history Chairman Christopher Steer could barely control his emotions as he saw his club qualify for the champions league for the first time in their history. Having finished in 11th last year and with a lack of ambition being mooted by various sections of the Blades faithful following the inability to bring in any new players, the turnaround has been one of the biggest surprises in this EPL sea
  18. Re: Official Cricket Thread Doh! That's what happens when you try and post mid-work and stay up-to-date with the cricket - was seeing a certain Miss Powell at the time. But now sure how I could confuse the two (you would know what I mean if you saw her )
  19. Re: Who are you? - the forumers interviews Yep, that could be on the horizon . Still plenty of demand though, so will play it by ear.
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