Machine got a reaction from Skarmory in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread
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The biggest problem with this thread is actually too many long-term managers who would rather run it down by carping on about "back in the day" like old fish-wives rather than live in the present/ look to the future and enjoy it for what it is now
"You can't move on if you've got one foot stuck in the past"
Just a thought
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dunno really, same with FRED he has kick started his career again and still in the NT but got a -1....as for Renan,he has hardly had a look in this season , in both serie a & the gaucho..Lauro had the gloves in the gaucho & copa lib but only has 1 game in serie a this season...i guess its because he aint out and out first choice in the sticks..
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Match Programme - Season One Turn 19
Leeds United V Crystal Palace
Leeds United Vs Crystal Palace
Monday 23rd July 2011
8pm , Elland Road
Stewart Lauder Brings his Fourth placed Crystal Palace side to Elland Road tonight for a fixture which surley will be attracting a huge Crowd this Saturday. Crystal Palace have enjoyed a great start to the season and are currently sitting just 5 points outside the Automatic Spots in Division two having won there last 5 games with impressive victorys over teams such as Swansea who were the early season favorites, third place Leicester City and last weekend taking all three points in a 3-2 thriller at Glanford Park.
So who are Crystal Palace's Key Players:
Erik Lamela -
The 19 year old Argentine Wonderkid has been a reqular for Palace this season clocking up 15 starts out of a possible 18 in the leauge scoring one goal and helping his team with three assists. Lamela has the Ability to turn any game on its head at a blink of the eye so Duffy will have to make sure that Gustavo is aware of the Little Attacking Midfielders Abilty.
Souza Andre -
The Brazillian Forward has been on fire for Palace this season and has already scored 9 goals this season in 15 starts. The 20 year old Brazilian will be looking to use his turn of pace to create his chances tonight however The Brazilian will be hard to stop with his form in the past few games giving impressive reading (7-10-7-9-8-7).
Marcel Risse -
The German Winger may have been overlooked so far this season by Certain people due to the good preformances of Andre and Lamela but the 21 year old has done his fair share of good preformances so far this season helping his team to fourth spot with 5 goals in 15 leauge apperances and being awarded two man of the match awards so far this season. Risse has the ability to cause any full back issues so Leeds Will be hoping he has a off game tonight.
Gary Kelly Interviews Aaron Duffy:
Duffy Enjoying Start of the season
Gary Kelly: Thanks for joining me today Aaron i know you on a busy Schedule getting ready for tonights fixture, so we're 18 games in now and coming up to the middle stage of the season. how do you feel about the first half of the season is going ?
Aaron Duffy: Its gone Excellent so far sitting second and on a good run of form the teams enjoying themselves and home attendences are getting larger each game what is only a good thing. In short im very impressed with how things are going hopefully things can keep going our way.
Gary Kelly: As you said your currently second in the table do you think that Automatic Promotion is a realistic Target?
Aaron Duffy: Yes of course we're up here for a reason and i feel we can maintain this postion throughout the hole season if we keep up the good work and the fans stay behind us then i see no reason why we cant be up there and contending.
Gary Kelly: So getting on to Todays Match what are you expecting from the game ?
Aaron Duffy: I fully expect us to be facing one of the hardest games of the season tonight. Palace have a very good young team what has the ability to cause any team huge problems i fully expect that we're in for a hard match tonight but i feel we have strenghts to combat the vistors tonight and hopefully we can grab a win we just need the crowd behind us and the luck to be on ourside.
Gary Kelly: Finally Aaron, Any Team News for Tonight ?
Aaron Duffy: Yes Lombaerts and Zuniga miss out through Suspensions and De Ceglie is a doubt however Souprayen , Sereno and Abel are all in the squad for tonights match. Blasc' is back and is in the team with Emre coming back from injury also.
The Last Time The Two Team Meet:
Leeds United 2-1 Crystal Palace
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"Xavi Xavi - what's the score?! What's the score?!! What's the score?!!!"
The fans were indeed chanting Xavi's name at the end of his home league debut, but unfortunately for the new Sheffield United captain it was the sound of the Chesterfield away support that was echoing in his ears as he trudged off the pitch after tonight's 1-2 slump to the D1 new boys.
Chesterfield's close-season signing Vucinic was a constant thorn in the side of United as he set up a goal after only 2 minutes for Gatusso and was provider again on 28 minutes for Man-of-the-Match Freddy Kanoute's diving header.
Xavi clawed back a goal for the Blades on 38 minutes with a trademark hit-and-hope effort , but it was not enough and Sheffield United old boys Friedrich and Marchena completed a night of woe for former Manager Mohr as they shut out all attempts at an equaliser in the second half.
Another vital 3 points for Chesterfield in their bid to survive in D1, and another trip back to the drawing board for Sheffield United.....
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Replaced the post that I lost regarding the division four title race but it's nowhere near the quality I'm afraid Heart wasn't in it this time round with me spending around two hours doing it yesterday only to lose it
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THE MALTESE MASTERS LEAGUE
Do you have players who were heroes for your club or country that you have never bought on SM because they are too old or rated too low?
Perhaps they never played for your club but you have always had a sentimental attachment to them?
Or perhaps there are simply players in the twilight of their careers who you would love to see strut their stuff on the big(ish) stage one more time before vanishing from SM's database.....forever
If so the Maltese Masters League could be for you!
In association with the Maltese Football Association and Masters Football, the forthcoming Maltese season will see Malta become the location for players aged 35+ as the Maltese FA attempts to overtake the USA, Quatar, Australia etc etc in enticing the very best veteran players to the island.
Applications are being sought for a minimum one-season contract to take charge of one of only 10 teams that are participating in the Maltese Masters.
All travel costs and lodgings are included, as are "significant" transfer kitties for each club, all provided by the Maltese Masters League's mysterious benefactor.
More details will follow soon, until then any interested parties are asked to register their interest below
EDIT: Current participating managers are:
Pieta Hotspurs - VACANT
Msida St. Joseph - Lenny59
Marsaxlokk - Gozzy
Hibernians FC - ExiledScotInTheUSA
Sliema Wanderers - sonofpluto
Birkirkara - Machine
Floriana - NariN
Valletta - cristianoballotelli
Tarxien Rainbows - Stuart H
Qormi - Froz3en
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------------The Championship|Season I|Turn II----------------------
*Leicester have a class foward who can come back at his form anytime.This team doesn't make many transfer,they're glad only with loans.Their attack it's build with 2 players borrowed.
*Burnley have a class GK who can decide alone the match.They also have a good attack line with Sulejmani,De Bruyn and Brahimi.After the draw with Preston,a lucky draw in my opinion I can see them win this match.
Prediction: Leicester-Burnley 0-2
Derby County-Doncaster Rovers
*The Derby County manager built a very nice team with a lots of prospect players who can run 120+ minutes.In football nowadays this effort will be rewarded.They have a strong defensive who can resist at Doncaster offensive line.
*The Doncaster manager doesn't make transfers.It's the original team but they came after a victory and their morale it's good.No one belive in Doncaster victory but the football it's full of surprise.
Prediction: Derby County-Doncaster 3-1
*Shorpe manager built a young team with players like Joel Matip,Rudy,Didac,Montoya.They came after a draw with Bristol City,a good team.If they made a draw with Bristol I can see them beat Barnsley hopefully.
*Barnsley at least a star-man in all lines came after crushing Watford.They're in a good form and their foward,Matri will be the ,,Angel'' for Barnsley and the ,,Devil'' for Shorpe.
Prediction: Shorpe-Barnsley 1-2
*Swansea come after a win with powerful Leeds.Their Star-man Ya Konan scored in last match from a penalty but this goal can be very important in his morale and if Baumann will be in a good form I can see a win from Swansea at 0.
*Middlesbrough came after a lucky win with 1-0 versus Ipswich.Their ,,Angel'' from last match will be the Key-man for Boro in my eyes.Boro have a complete team with decent players and I can see them win again tonight.
Prediction: Swansea City-Middlesbrough 2-2
*Leeds came after a loss with Swansea.Their Star-man Alvaro Negredo wasn't in the best form last match and Pyatov too.If Negredo will be on fire in this match Portsmouth must be careful with him.
*Portsmouth came after a lucky win in 86'.They doesn't have a star man but the manager it's very experienced and he can find the tactics to beat Leeds team.
Prediction: Leeds United-Portsmouth 2-0
Bristol City-Crystal Palace
*Bristol came after a draw with Shorpe but they have a very good team,a complete team in all lines.With Patrick Helmes and Carrassco in good form they can win smoothly.
*Crystal Palace came after a win with Coventry.The manager built a very nice team with prospect and young players like:Shaqiri,Fontas,Lamela,Andre Felipe.This kids want to be class footballers and they'll run all 90 for a win.
Prediction: Bristol City-Crystal Palace 1-1.
*Millwall came after a draw with powerful Derby County.They have good defenders like Chivu,Antonini and a good GK like Abbiati.This team look nice and can make a very pleasant surprise.
*Hull City came like their rival after a draw.This team it's complete in all lines and have a class striker like Guerrero.I can see them on 3-4 place at the end of season.
Prediction: Millwall-Hull City 2-0
*Reading with a good manager came after a win.The manager built a young team and he know how to make the tactics for this footballers to understand only a sentence: ,,We are the best''.
*Sheffield United came after a draw.They have a class midfielder,Lass Diara and a class foward,Lukaku.They have good players in all lines but they invest more in 2-3 stars.
Prediction: Reading-Sheffield United 2-1
Nottingham Forest-Preston North End
*Nottingham Forest came after a defeat but they are ready to win first game in this season.With a complete team but with 2-3 stars,the others player can learn a lot from Van Der Wiel and Cazorla,2 world class footballers.
*Preston North End came after a draw but their midfielder Van Bommel it's ready to be the Play-Maker for Preston.Preston have a good team in all lines,they invest in good players not only in 2-3 world class players.
Prediction: Nottingham Forest-Preston North End 2-2
*Watford have a competitve team with world-class player like:Altintop,Klose and Frey.The Key-Man from Watford in this match will be Altintop with a super-goal in my opinion.
*Norwich have a good squad with a class GK like Adler and a class winger like James Rodriguez.James it's only 19 years old but it's ready to be the star-man.Adler will be in my opinion the key-man for Norwich.
Prediction: Watford-Norwich City 2-1
Ipswich Town-Queens Park Rangers
*Ipswich came after a defeat but they have a really strong midfield with players like Kagawa and Belluschi who can be the play-makers for Ipswich.They have a good foward,Gomis who it's in a very good form.
*QPR came after a draw but they doesn't make transfer.They bought only Senna who it's World Champion,Arnautovic and Beckham.Beckham and Senna can win this match,maybe Beckham with a free-kick like in his good times.
Prediction: Ipswich-QPR 3-1
Cardiff City-Coventry City
*Cardiff have a very good and competitve team who can promote this season.With Motta,Bojan and Wiese,the star-mans in all lines.The manager will set the tactics and his message for players it's only a word: ,,WIN!''.
*Coventry City came after a defeat but they have great player in all lines.Asenjo as a GK can be the ,,Angel'' for Coventry.With Mutu back on the field and in a good form he can be the main target for Coventry and the main danger for Cardiff.
Prediction: Cardiff City-Coventry City 2-1.
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Just how good is this Newport team?
The first G.B.L season is officially over, and after a long battle all across the land Newport County secured promotion, in the last chance saloon also known as the playoffs. The team has been gradually improving throughout the season, and manager Simon Cowell managed to restore the team after having to sell arguably the best player to grace division 4 game yet, Erik Lamela.
The sale however was only for the better of the club, as straight away the manager dipped into the transfer market and signed more raw talent from all over the world.
One by one these talented individuals arrived at the small town in South Wales, and showcased their talents to the entire division, attracting the most fans on average than any other team.
Today we take a look at how good these players really are, and what the future holds for both them and the team ahead of their challenge in division 3 next season.
We start at the back, and in goal It's the German International, Sebastian Mielitz who has been with the team since their first game, playing a record total of 42 competitive games for the club, he is set to stick around for years to come as Newport's number 1. Simon Moore is a talented number 2, but he will do well to keep out Mielitz for number 1 spot.
Mielitz has settled in South Wales.
Likely to leave: none
Newport's defense improved gradually during the season, starting out slow at first and becoming too hard to handle for some teams in the end, especially with Mielitz behind them. Calum Davenport has stuck around the whole season, but unfortunately will have to retire after being stabbed in the leg, in Italy after the playoff final. Sean Morrison has been a rock at the back and is set for a bright future at Newport for year's to come. David Mateos has partnered him for most of the campaign, but it's unclear whether he will stay with the team next season.
Another bright spark in Newports defence is Spanish centre back Jonas Ramalho, who at 17 year's old already battled some of the toughest attacks in division 4.
Ramalho and Morrison will be the key centre backs in season 2
Likely to leave: David Mateos CB 82 , Giulio Donati CB 80 , Charley Fomen LB 82
Newport is spoilt for choice when it comes to talented attacking midfielders, hence there were a few unhappy faces sitting on the bench in the later stages of the season. Expect a few of them to be shipped of externally in summer, but the ones that stay will no doubt rip most defences apart in division 3 just like they did this season. Amongst the picks there are: Argentian wizkid Juan Iturbe dubbed as the new Messi we will undoubtedly will want to see more of him next season against tougher defences. Julian Draxler who had a few great games for Newport this season scoring and assisting with ease. Bulgaria's Aleksandar Tonev who was voted amongst the best players of the season in division 4. These 3 kept out promising players such as Oscar Emboaba, Thomas Carroll and Kornel Kulscar.
Behind these flawless players, sit two of the most talented young holding midfielders in the world, Argentina's Bruno Zuculini and Italy's Luca Marrone.
The winger's come in shape of 16 year old Spanish Saul Niguez, and an 18 year old French starlet Jean-Cristophe Bahebeck.
With so much talent all over the midfield expect some departures, especially as the manager will almost certainly try to bring even more fresh faces in, or just loan out the less talented to division 4.
Just some of the best talent you may see at Newport Stadium next season
Likely to leave: Kornel Kulscar AM 78 , Aleksandar Tonev AM/Wing 82
Finally, its the most important area of the field, and the one Newport did not struggle with at all this season. After shipping out prolific Mathieu Manset and Kerry Morgan earlier in the season, manager Cowell upgraded to less known Fabiano Oliveira, Ricardo Vaz Te and Genero Zeefuik, and the questions were raised if the manager got the suitable players. After Zeefuik suffered a season ending injury after scoring 6 goals in his first 6 games, the pressure was really on for the remaining two strikers to deliver and boy they did! Battling through constant lack of match fitness the pair's name kept repeating on the scoresheet week in-week out, much to the delight of Newport's fans and only after the playoff final could they finally smoke that well deserved cigar, and rest for the summer, anxiously awaiting news on their future just like the rest of the team. Right after the playoff final Newport acquired a new striker, one they believe could fire them into even bigger things in season 2, Spanish international, Lopez Juanmi. It's early days to predict Newport's partnership up front for next season, but whatever it is, we can no doubt expect goals.
Oliveira-Vaz Te partnership prooved deadly this season, but both strikers were over shadowed by the arrival of Juanmi
Likely to leave: Genero Zeefuik Fwd/Wing 78
Newport, prepare for live in division 3, regardless how they got there, one thing is for sure, this team has got ambition and all the raw talent needed to make it to the top. Histon and Fleetwood will provide fun competition in season 2 and we are all looking forward to see how the standings look at the end of next season. Will Newport go straight back down? Or is another promotion on the cards?
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Bluebirds Bounce Back
Following 3 disappointing results of late, Cardiff manager and fans alike were hoping to get back on track to promtion against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Manager Darren Hancock made 9 changes after the 0-0 draw at home to Coventry on Monday. Apart from a suspended Thiago Motta, all mambers of the squad were eligible to play depending on fitness levels.
The Bluebirds made a blistering start and were ahead after 3 minutes with the manager's thoughts still ringing in their ears. Craig Bellamy did most of the hard work before he passed to fellow striker Mathieu Manset who smashed the ball home to the delight of the travelling 2,000 fans.
Manset gets The Bluebirds' first league goal.
Proceeding that, the game was pretty even, although, Cardiff were the ones who had the more clear-cut chances. Hedwiges Maduro had a header cleared off the line and Craig Bellamy somehow managed to head wide from 6 yards. Carlos Munoz was lively for Palace and he was causing all sorts of problems.
Dean Hammond was the first to threaten after the break. He seemed to be 1-on-1 only to be thwarted by the dreaded offside flag. From the resulting free-kick the ball was hoofed forward and after a goalmouth scramble, the ball fell to Mirko Eramo and he stabbed home to equalize.
This kicked Cardiff into life and they pushed on to get the win that would give them thier first 3 points of the season. The pressure told as a moment of individual brilliance stole the show. Craig Bellamy nutmegged the centre-back in front of him before carressing the ball into the back of the net to send the travelling support into raptures.
Palace then threw the kitchen sink at Cardiff to try and get the equaliser but thankfully for the Bluebirds, the defence that Hancock has been so keen to improve, held out.
- Manager Darren Hancock.
- Craig Bellamy.
Machine reacted to DLO in English Championship 7777 - Discussion Thread
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To all the lower league teams in division 4 & 5. Newcastle will be bidding for a number of risers, I will only be staying in bids if another prem/championship side is also in the running, if I win the bid yet a division 4 or 5 team finishes second and ahead of the other higher rated league teams then I will step aside. So don't get discouraged if you see Newcastle involved. I have withdrawn a number of bids if I am up against purely division 4 & 5 teams (NB this only applies to actual offers NOT shortlisting)
So far I can see this will concern Grimsby and Newport.
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I'm not supporting anyone here, as I don't really have an opinion one way or the other, but I dare say that any team who had been denied a last-minute penalty when they need a goal in the biggest match of their season would go out of their way to appeal to the referee in a, perhaps, disrespectful manner. Be it Forest, Leeds or anyone else in the Football League, the referee would be put under huge pressure by the players in that situation no doubt.
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Bradford managed to overcome a very strong Southampton side boasting players such as Vincent Kompany, Giusseppe Rossi, Karim Benzema, Marek Hamsik and others!
Southampton took the lead through Rossi early on in the Final, as he was put through on goal via some excellent passing and finished with ease! Bradford were shell-shocked, but pushed hard for the equaliser, Yaya, Gilardino and Parker all missing gilt-edged opportunities before Misimovic showed them how it was done to lob the on-rushing goalkeeper and send the supporters wild.
The supporters were silent just a minute later as Claudio Pizarro ridiculously head butted an opponent and saw red as Bradford went down to 10 men! Bradford were looking to survive until half-time where they would be able to re-shuffle, but it was they who had the better of the play and the best opportunity falling to Yaya, who skied it in front of an open goal!
The play was equal in the second half, both sides having chances, but it was Southampton who were testing the goalkeeper, with all of Bradford's efforts flying high or wide! Although crucially late into the half, Gilardino finally got one on target and beat Kameni after a massive scramble in the box to put the Bantams 2-1 up and in touching distance of the trophy!
Southampton tried to push on, but they just couldn't create, as Bradford kept the ball and created chances of their own, but their finishing was shocking (only 3 shots on target from 15 shots!). In the end Bradford held out to become the English Shield Champions !
Absolutely delighted, think a trophy in this setup means more than one in any other setup! Although haven't got too long to celebrate, as we want the Div 2 title now!
Machine got a reaction from Matty_avfc in Official Sky Bet Championship Thread
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Wow, you've got a real chip on your shoulder about Forest, haven't you?
I guess after watching those whole 10 minutes of the game you'd then conveniently tuned out again before the end of the coverage when they ran the replay of the so-called "brilliant block" With that ignorant comment you've really let yourself down, but i'm sure you'll be big enough to apologize after you see a replay of Ashley "the Cat" Williams parrying the shot away
As for supposed whinging (and not, perhaps, frustration at several highly dubious decisions going against them?) let me tell you that to see a Leeds fan attempt to take the moral high ground on the subject of sportsmanship and lecture on acting professionally.......well i really don't need to say anything else do i?
You speak of losing respect for Forest; well, I have respect for you for the help to others and sensible comments you've made elsewhere on the forum, but on this thread for whatever reason you seem to go out of your way to bash Forest without just cause and each time you do that i hate to say but i lose a bit of that respect for you
I've agreed with you in the past that Davies definitely irks people but your comments tonight about him and the players behaviour are just so bitter it's unreal.
That's not to say we deserved to go through; Swansea were fantastic at the City Ground and were more clinical than us tonight which proved to be the difference (that and a blind linesman! - oops, better not blame the linesman that'll be me passing the buck for our own lack of quality...! )
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Hmm. actually Iraklis has been relegated just a few days ago due to financial problems . So SM might saw that they relegated and probably didnt spend a lot of time to them or dna :L..Still, katsikas could rise. a +1,+2 would be fine..
Machine got a reaction from sirmarkhughes in English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread
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First victory for Rotherham under the new regime - won 3-1 at home to Gillingham with new strikers Walter and Babacar getting debut goals - Walter got MOM too
Went long ball but needs must until i can build the team up a bit
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Message To All Participants:
Firstly, I would like to thank every single participants in the Under-23 Youth Cup Season 12/13. The Youth Cup won't be successful without you all. I would also like to apologize if there has been any miscommunication or any confusion during the Youth Cup. Last but not least, congratulation to the runner-up and third-place winners. I had planned to organize another Youth Cup but time does not permit me to stay longer in SM. Once again thank you.