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    Machine reacted to Viking Dave in English Championship 1   
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    Dave Leigh has returned to post here....trouble is I canna remember me original log in it's been so long
    My first report on my Bolton:
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    Machine reacted to sirmarkhughes in English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread   
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    I have a partner in the previews but he has been busy studying and doing the Forumers world cup so we have saw very little of him,I agree that you get no recognition/feedback for the previews maybe the odd comment and a well done that is usually from another previewer.I have done cup & shield previews as well but my interest has certainly waned and it is becoming more of a chore to do of late,which gets reflected in the quality of the preview.
    Anyway back to Liverpool we are n the top 10 for the first time since I took over after a 3-2 away win over Wigan.Gomez x2 and Hazard were the goalscorers,De Jong got a 10 day injury.
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    Machine got a reaction from Longnose in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    Back then I guess there were plenty for whom 106 was their undisputed no.1 EC, but now most of the guys seem to be in all the big EC's I suppose time and loyalties are spread thinner than ever - not just 5579 now there's 7777, 7046, 7345, 2933 etc etc and that's just the EC's.
    Also if the glory days were 2 years ago folk are 2 years older now, and especially for the younger 'uns 2 years can mean big changes and more non-SM related responsibilities.
    You could argue what's (slowly) happening with 106 is what has already happened with EC1 - people love their clubs as they've had them so long (4/5 years in a lot of cases!) so despite not having as much time to post anymore they never quit them, meaning no new blood enters the gameworld to up the post count.
    I guess it depends on whether you want long-standing managers who you've known for ages but who don't post as much vs newer, possibly younger managers who will be more inclined to post - there's a balance to be struck to keep the community feel AND the M/R thread alive but everyone will have a different idea of what the right ratio of that would be.
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    Machine reacted to Mikey in English Championship 7777 - Discussion Thread   
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    Machine reacted to smut in English Championship 7777 - Discussion Thread   
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    all happening at hereford, never before has so much happened between seasons.
    the chairman returned yesterday an after a long meeting last night several things have emerged.
    the huge wage bill that i have lumbered the club with is ok, after all its his fault leaving me to sign players while he was in greece.
    he did come back with enough sponsorship, not only to keep the 3 tea huts open for every game but also build a 4th one in the east stand.
    the reason behind this is that he has brought home a greek family back with him, he says its to run 2 of the tea huts but i know its to get a housekeeper and gardener at his mansion.
    this is going to lead to chaos with the catering , with the current caterers from eastern europe, i dont see how they will be happy to share the tea huts, especially when the greek daughter ( 17 y.o. donna) has her kebabs on show.
    better news in the office, old maud has been on a computer course and passed, the chairman has now given the club a computer, commodore 64 i think its called. this means fans can now buy tickets over the internet, maud has just told me we have now sold 73,850 season tickets so i think there might be a settling in period here before we make anymore press releases.
    .......and fred has got the job of building the 4th tea hut, so i will get a nice backhander if the chairman ever pays him.
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    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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    Machine got a reaction from Herbythelovebug in English Championship 1   
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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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    Machine reacted to dazinho in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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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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    Machine reacted to Handsome Steve in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    more former patients Shipman?
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    Machine reacted to DLO in English Championship 7777 - Discussion Thread   
    Re: A new Forum filled EC (English Championship 7777 Coming Soon)
    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.
    Cheers.
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    Machine reacted to AsianInvasian in English Championship 1   
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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!
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    Machine reacted to Jonaldinho in English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread   
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    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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    Machine got a reaction from Longnose in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    Southend beat Dave's Hull on their own turf 2-0, Ederson and McGeady spoiling the party



    Happy St. George's day Dave!
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    Machine reacted to Jooles in English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread   
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    Machine reacted to Jozua in English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread   
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    I don't know who you could be referring to
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    Machine got a reaction from GeorgeECFC in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    Brilliant! Only found out on Tuesday that he'd signed with Cannes and he's on the DB already!
    Bit pricey for a 38 year old 86, but couldn't pass up the chance to have him at Southend
    Only minimal competition too, guess everyone was too busy with Delgado and Mangane to notice
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    Machine got a reaction from Handsome Steve in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    Brilliant! Only found out on Tuesday that he'd signed with Cannes and he's on the DB already!
    Bit pricey for a 38 year old 86, but couldn't pass up the chance to have him at Southend
    Only minimal competition too, guess everyone was too busy with Delgado and Mangane to notice
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    Machine reacted to sonofpluto in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    Sure is little one
    Might have to get myself a fake bird see if that helps
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    Machine got a reaction from sirmarkhughes in English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread   
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    Happy days again at the City Ground as Nottingham Forest confirm their survival in Division 3!
    From rock bottom when I took over then I'm pleased to end the relegation fears with 3 games to spare.
    Next stage will be to shift a few of the golden oldies and get us up the other end of the table next season.
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    Machine reacted to Zakkoo in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    Ahh well! Im looking forward to these changes' date=' unless they don't go my way :@
    Ignore me, ive been sitting in work gormless for the last 6 hours :-) not long to go...
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    Machine reacted to skyscotty in Squad Sizes   
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    I think a previous fella has the solution sold.
    Make wage demands much more common pricing people out of holding huge squads.
    And the unhappy factor really isn't that unhappy at the moment it needs to be turned up in real life players would be demanding a transfer years before SM kicks in with a transfer demand.
    Onc ethe unhappy is turned up if a player demands a transfer the chairman should take control of the sale set a minimum value (being the computer valuation) and sell to the highest bidder who ever it is.
    turn it up turn it up.
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    Machine reacted to robinashford in Squad Sizes   
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    Personally, I've got a load of good players I rarely use...but so do four or five other managers in my league who are my main 'rivals'. I recognise this is going to ultimately damage the long-term future of my setup because other teams will just give up as they can't get hold of any of the best players. But if I sell my excess baggage then all that will happen is that my rivals will snap them up and so neither I, nor the setup, benefits. At best, the setup stays the same while I lose out.
    Slap a cap on (say 60 - 30 first team / 30 youth team) and that wealth gets spread. It forces me to plan and choose who stays and who goes. It gives everyone plenty of opportunity still to scout and bring in young players / risers - but the need to free up squad space would then force you to KEEP scouting and monitoring the players you've already got, as well as those you might want to bring in in future. Currently, I can get them in, see them rise and then afford to leave them alone while I wait and see if they ever go up again. No skill in that. Make me make a judgement.
    I want a competitive setup. But the game is geared towards hogging at the moment. And the bigger clubs have the resources to hog more than the smaller ones do. I'd definitely favour a cap - and the lower the better (without getting silly - 50 should be the absolute lowest, 60 seems fair).
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    Machine got a reaction from Matty_avfc in English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread   
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    Wait years to get a Forest in a quality EC and then get 2 inside of a week....hey all!
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    Machine reacted to EdMoses in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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