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    Machine reacted to chelsea1992 in English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread   
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    BREAKING NEWS!:
    Rumour's are flying round that Nottingham Forest may be be about to risk signing Michael Owen.
    Michael has been axed by James Burrow at Preston, after only being involved in two matches this season. Owen is has not been at his best since he left Madrid, but Forest manager feels Owen still has the hunger in his belly to help push for the play offs this season.
    The City Ground may soon be Owens new home ground.
    Some fans hope the rumours are true:
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    Machine got a reaction from Jooles in English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread   
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    Wow!
    At least it wasn't against anyone who will make a big deal of it
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    Machine got a reaction from garryc300 in English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread   
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    Wow!
    At least it wasn't against anyone who will make a big deal of it
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    Machine got a reaction from Longnose in English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread   
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    Wow!
    At least it wasn't against anyone who will make a big deal of it
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    Machine got a reaction from sirmarkhughes in English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread   
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    Wow!
    At least it wasn't against anyone who will make a big deal of it
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    Machine got a reaction from Gozzy in Think you've managed your club a long time?: A tribute to EC1   
    On Saturday I celebrated 500 games in charge of Chesterfield in EC1 (probably more but not sure cup/shield games are included in the history stats), a team I have been managing for the last 5 years (give or take a few months).
    Knowing that I'm still far from being the longest-serving manager in EC1 and how there are so few vacancies that appear, got me to thinking about just how dedicated EC1 managers are when compared to other EC's.
    EC1 may not have the most active thread anymore but for loyalty, endurance, history and longevity the stats show it is still number 1
    Division 4
    Bournemouth - The Rooster - 505
    Crewe - J Hulme - 469
    Northampton - long whitething - 435
    Brentford - M Baron - 434
    Huddersfield - b mcgurk - 384
    Doncaster Rovers - B Larrikin - 380
    Rochdale - G sipsip - 358
    Wycombe - geoff b - 255
    Leyton Orient - M Ranson - 253
    Yeovil - england Fan - 251
    Hartlepool - white wine - 191
    Walsall - a nurowski - 186
    Port Vale - h c - 132
    Watford - Dan McK - 95
    Rotherham - try linux - 89
    Bristol City - S Jenkins - 60
    Colchester - Szymon 3 - 57
    Cheltenham - alyx 333 - 32
    Brighton - JP Parker - 11
    Tranmere - m combes - 11
    Average games managed = 229
    In context: 229 games would mean you've been managing since before the existence of EC7046 (based on Jooles' Middlesbrough; in from the start and on 228).
    Division 3
    Preston - M Boardman - 727
    Oxford - C Martin - 506
    West Brom - J Smith - 415
    Barnsley - A Lunn - 389
    Gillingham - S Bates - 387
    Southend Utd - S Flynn - 382
    Shorpe - scunnie fan - 350
    Swindon - F Le Clerc - 318
    Birmingham - G Domicela - 258
    Norwich - S Puri - 258
    Wigan - L Winterbottom - 257
    Cardiff - Vinnie M - 239
    Notts County - P Terry - 232
    Swansea - P Cannell - 226
    Grimsby - It Boy - 225
    Charlton - K Douglas - 190
    Bristol Rovers - E Bennett - 142
    Millwall - J Bolton - 65
    Everton - H Lo - 32
    Portsmouth - D Orvalley - 12
    Average games managed = 281
    In context: 281 games would mean you've been managing since before the existence of EC5579 (based on Aidan's Swansea; in from the start and on 254).
    Division 2
    Bolton Wanderers - D Leigh - 743
    Rushden & Diamonds - C Exley - 738
    Manchester City - C Barker - 521
    Darlington - S Cutting - 478
    Reading - teje - 474
    Nottingham Forest - 434
    Derby County - L Lawless - 430
    Coventry City - StJohn Rivers - 383
    Queens Park Rangers - M Navakarasu - 381
    Luton Town - Yap - 272
    Burnley - A Koslowski - 262
    Blackpool - A Campana - 261
    Leicester City - O Jones - 256
    Plymouth - S Sinnott - 242
    Wolves - A Hussain - 182
    Crystal Palace - E Black - 131
    Sunderland - mastaglio - 92
    Middlesbrough - Mossy boro - 86
    Stoke City - J Hetherington - 30
    Aston Villa - M Tokunbo - 13
    Average games managed = 320
    In context: In EC106 Dave B has been with Oxford for 318 matches since June 2009, so 320 is an average of almost 3 years
    Division 1
    Liverpool - D. Stephenson - 767
    Fulham - Teb - 696
    Newcastle - Newcastle United 4eva - 628
    Sheffield United - Herby - 582
    Peterborough - Mister Malcolm - 559
    Ipswich - George ECFC - 538
    Arsenal - Adam_avfc - 518
    Chesterfield - Machine - 500
    Bradford - Kuldeep - 476
    Hull - P Chilli - 456
    Carlisle - Germ - 429
    Manchester Utd - Shelbourne FC - 412
    Southampton - A Latif - 300
    Boston - Footballer - 278
    West Ham Utd - Caleb - 247
    Chelsea - Gozzy - 218
    Blackburn - Ian E - 211
    Leeds Utd - J Diaz - 161
    Sheffield Wednesday - Leigh - 110
    Tottenham - Tony G - 59
    Average games managed = 407
    In context: In EC106, Dermo (who seems to have been at Huddersfield for ever! ) has managed 388 matches.
    ALL DIVISIONS TOP 14 LONGEST-SERVING
    Liverpool - D. Stephenson - 767
    Bolton Wanderers - D Leigh - 743
    Rushden & Diamonds - C Exley - 738
    Preston - M Boardman - 727
    Fulham - Teb - 696
    Newcastle - Newcastle United 4eva - 628
    Sheffield United - Herby - 582
    Peterborough - Mister Malcolm - 559
    Ipswich - George ECFC - 538
    Manchester City - C Barker - 521
    Arsenal - Adam_avfc - 518
    Oxford - C Martin - 506
    Bournemouth - The Rooster - 505
    Chesterfield - Machine - 500
    So despite my 5 years with Chesterfield, I just about manage to squeeze into the top 14, let alone the top 10
    I've never been in EC2 or EC3 so I suspect that there might be a right few old-timers in those and other older gameworlds - but I can't imagine that there are too many more members of the "700+ club".....?
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    Machine got a reaction from teje in Think you've managed your club a long time?: A tribute to EC1   
    On Saturday I celebrated 500 games in charge of Chesterfield in EC1 (probably more but not sure cup/shield games are included in the history stats), a team I have been managing for the last 5 years (give or take a few months).
    Knowing that I'm still far from being the longest-serving manager in EC1 and how there are so few vacancies that appear, got me to thinking about just how dedicated EC1 managers are when compared to other EC's.
    EC1 may not have the most active thread anymore but for loyalty, endurance, history and longevity the stats show it is still number 1
    Division 4
    Bournemouth - The Rooster - 505
    Crewe - J Hulme - 469
    Northampton - long whitething - 435
    Brentford - M Baron - 434
    Huddersfield - b mcgurk - 384
    Doncaster Rovers - B Larrikin - 380
    Rochdale - G sipsip - 358
    Wycombe - geoff b - 255
    Leyton Orient - M Ranson - 253
    Yeovil - england Fan - 251
    Hartlepool - white wine - 191
    Walsall - a nurowski - 186
    Port Vale - h c - 132
    Watford - Dan McK - 95
    Rotherham - try linux - 89
    Bristol City - S Jenkins - 60
    Colchester - Szymon 3 - 57
    Cheltenham - alyx 333 - 32
    Brighton - JP Parker - 11
    Tranmere - m combes - 11
    Average games managed = 229
    In context: 229 games would mean you've been managing since before the existence of EC7046 (based on Jooles' Middlesbrough; in from the start and on 228).
    Division 3
    Preston - M Boardman - 727
    Oxford - C Martin - 506
    West Brom - J Smith - 415
    Barnsley - A Lunn - 389
    Gillingham - S Bates - 387
    Southend Utd - S Flynn - 382
    Shorpe - scunnie fan - 350
    Swindon - F Le Clerc - 318
    Birmingham - G Domicela - 258
    Norwich - S Puri - 258
    Wigan - L Winterbottom - 257
    Cardiff - Vinnie M - 239
    Notts County - P Terry - 232
    Swansea - P Cannell - 226
    Grimsby - It Boy - 225
    Charlton - K Douglas - 190
    Bristol Rovers - E Bennett - 142
    Millwall - J Bolton - 65
    Everton - H Lo - 32
    Portsmouth - D Orvalley - 12
    Average games managed = 281
    In context: 281 games would mean you've been managing since before the existence of EC5579 (based on Aidan's Swansea; in from the start and on 254).
    Division 2
    Bolton Wanderers - D Leigh - 743
    Rushden & Diamonds - C Exley - 738
    Manchester City - C Barker - 521
    Darlington - S Cutting - 478
    Reading - teje - 474
    Nottingham Forest - 434
    Derby County - L Lawless - 430
    Coventry City - StJohn Rivers - 383
    Queens Park Rangers - M Navakarasu - 381
    Luton Town - Yap - 272
    Burnley - A Koslowski - 262
    Blackpool - A Campana - 261
    Leicester City - O Jones - 256
    Plymouth - S Sinnott - 242
    Wolves - A Hussain - 182
    Crystal Palace - E Black - 131
    Sunderland - mastaglio - 92
    Middlesbrough - Mossy boro - 86
    Stoke City - J Hetherington - 30
    Aston Villa - M Tokunbo - 13
    Average games managed = 320
    In context: In EC106 Dave B has been with Oxford for 318 matches since June 2009, so 320 is an average of almost 3 years
    Division 1
    Liverpool - D. Stephenson - 767
    Fulham - Teb - 696
    Newcastle - Newcastle United 4eva - 628
    Sheffield United - Herby - 582
    Peterborough - Mister Malcolm - 559
    Ipswich - George ECFC - 538
    Arsenal - Adam_avfc - 518
    Chesterfield - Machine - 500
    Bradford - Kuldeep - 476
    Hull - P Chilli - 456
    Carlisle - Germ - 429
    Manchester Utd - Shelbourne FC - 412
    Southampton - A Latif - 300
    Boston - Footballer - 278
    West Ham Utd - Caleb - 247
    Chelsea - Gozzy - 218
    Blackburn - Ian E - 211
    Leeds Utd - J Diaz - 161
    Sheffield Wednesday - Leigh - 110
    Tottenham - Tony G - 59
    Average games managed = 407
    In context: In EC106, Dermo (who seems to have been at Huddersfield for ever! ) has managed 388 matches.
    ALL DIVISIONS TOP 14 LONGEST-SERVING
    Liverpool - D. Stephenson - 767
    Bolton Wanderers - D Leigh - 743
    Rushden & Diamonds - C Exley - 738
    Preston - M Boardman - 727
    Fulham - Teb - 696
    Newcastle - Newcastle United 4eva - 628
    Sheffield United - Herby - 582
    Peterborough - Mister Malcolm - 559
    Ipswich - George ECFC - 538
    Manchester City - C Barker - 521
    Arsenal - Adam_avfc - 518
    Oxford - C Martin - 506
    Bournemouth - The Rooster - 505
    Chesterfield - Machine - 500
    So despite my 5 years with Chesterfield, I just about manage to squeeze into the top 14, let alone the top 10
    I've never been in EC2 or EC3 so I suspect that there might be a right few old-timers in those and other older gameworlds - but I can't imagine that there are too many more members of the "700+ club".....?
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    Machine got a reaction from S04 in English Championship 1   
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    Thought I'd celebrate my 500th game in charge of Chesterfield with a wee tribute to EC1, but as I felt it deserved a wider audience it has it's own thread:
    http://forum.soccermanager.com/showthread.php?p=2030575#post2030575
    Makes me feel very proud of the old girl!
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    Machine reacted to Gorbash in PURGATORY - The most volatile landscape in Soccer Manager   
    Re: PURGATORY - Official Launch May 14th
    Good question, Thank you, it's not been asked before.
    18 games per season. I also considered this long and hard. And for the exact reason you mentioned, I decided to make it 18 games. I don't want things to be made easy, I want as many as possible of us to fall into Hell before we begin to gain the team strength need to mount an assault on that top spot in Heaven.
    I figured it out that if you take the formula Minions > Angels > Mortals in every game in every league, it would take 12 seasons for all the Minions to be in Heaven, all the Mortals to be in Hell and the Angels to be left in Purgatory. To be fair, by 12 season I would like to think at least a few of us would be strong enough to throw a spanner in the works with that formula above, meaning that I hope the Mortals will be able to have the quality in management to stop that from happening. I don't think I need to make it 36 games per season and make it easier than it currently is. It is nicely poised for my liking.
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    Machine got a reaction from chilli in Think you've managed your club a long time?: A tribute to EC1   
    On Saturday I celebrated 500 games in charge of Chesterfield in EC1 (probably more but not sure cup/shield games are included in the history stats), a team I have been managing for the last 5 years (give or take a few months).
    Knowing that I'm still far from being the longest-serving manager in EC1 and how there are so few vacancies that appear, got me to thinking about just how dedicated EC1 managers are when compared to other EC's.
    EC1 may not have the most active thread anymore but for loyalty, endurance, history and longevity the stats show it is still number 1
    Division 4
    Bournemouth - The Rooster - 505
    Crewe - J Hulme - 469
    Northampton - long whitething - 435
    Brentford - M Baron - 434
    Huddersfield - b mcgurk - 384
    Doncaster Rovers - B Larrikin - 380
    Rochdale - G sipsip - 358
    Wycombe - geoff b - 255
    Leyton Orient - M Ranson - 253
    Yeovil - england Fan - 251
    Hartlepool - white wine - 191
    Walsall - a nurowski - 186
    Port Vale - h c - 132
    Watford - Dan McK - 95
    Rotherham - try linux - 89
    Bristol City - S Jenkins - 60
    Colchester - Szymon 3 - 57
    Cheltenham - alyx 333 - 32
    Brighton - JP Parker - 11
    Tranmere - m combes - 11
    Average games managed = 229
    In context: 229 games would mean you've been managing since before the existence of EC7046 (based on Jooles' Middlesbrough; in from the start and on 228).
    Division 3
    Preston - M Boardman - 727
    Oxford - C Martin - 506
    West Brom - J Smith - 415
    Barnsley - A Lunn - 389
    Gillingham - S Bates - 387
    Southend Utd - S Flynn - 382
    Shorpe - scunnie fan - 350
    Swindon - F Le Clerc - 318
    Birmingham - G Domicela - 258
    Norwich - S Puri - 258
    Wigan - L Winterbottom - 257
    Cardiff - Vinnie M - 239
    Notts County - P Terry - 232
    Swansea - P Cannell - 226
    Grimsby - It Boy - 225
    Charlton - K Douglas - 190
    Bristol Rovers - E Bennett - 142
    Millwall - J Bolton - 65
    Everton - H Lo - 32
    Portsmouth - D Orvalley - 12
    Average games managed = 281
    In context: 281 games would mean you've been managing since before the existence of EC5579 (based on Aidan's Swansea; in from the start and on 254).
    Division 2
    Bolton Wanderers - D Leigh - 743
    Rushden & Diamonds - C Exley - 738
    Manchester City - C Barker - 521
    Darlington - S Cutting - 478
    Reading - teje - 474
    Nottingham Forest - 434
    Derby County - L Lawless - 430
    Coventry City - StJohn Rivers - 383
    Queens Park Rangers - M Navakarasu - 381
    Luton Town - Yap - 272
    Burnley - A Koslowski - 262
    Blackpool - A Campana - 261
    Leicester City - O Jones - 256
    Plymouth - S Sinnott - 242
    Wolves - A Hussain - 182
    Crystal Palace - E Black - 131
    Sunderland - mastaglio - 92
    Middlesbrough - Mossy boro - 86
    Stoke City - J Hetherington - 30
    Aston Villa - M Tokunbo - 13
    Average games managed = 320
    In context: In EC106 Dave B has been with Oxford for 318 matches since June 2009, so 320 is an average of almost 3 years
    Division 1
    Liverpool - D. Stephenson - 767
    Fulham - Teb - 696
    Newcastle - Newcastle United 4eva - 628
    Sheffield United - Herby - 582
    Peterborough - Mister Malcolm - 559
    Ipswich - George ECFC - 538
    Arsenal - Adam_avfc - 518
    Chesterfield - Machine - 500
    Bradford - Kuldeep - 476
    Hull - P Chilli - 456
    Carlisle - Germ - 429
    Manchester Utd - Shelbourne FC - 412
    Southampton - A Latif - 300
    Boston - Footballer - 278
    West Ham Utd - Caleb - 247
    Chelsea - Gozzy - 218
    Blackburn - Ian E - 211
    Leeds Utd - J Diaz - 161
    Sheffield Wednesday - Leigh - 110
    Tottenham - Tony G - 59
    Average games managed = 407
    In context: In EC106, Dermo (who seems to have been at Huddersfield for ever! ) has managed 388 matches.
    ALL DIVISIONS TOP 14 LONGEST-SERVING
    Liverpool - D. Stephenson - 767
    Bolton Wanderers - D Leigh - 743
    Rushden & Diamonds - C Exley - 738
    Preston - M Boardman - 727
    Fulham - Teb - 696
    Newcastle - Newcastle United 4eva - 628
    Sheffield United - Herby - 582
    Peterborough - Mister Malcolm - 559
    Ipswich - George ECFC - 538
    Manchester City - C Barker - 521
    Arsenal - Adam_avfc - 518
    Oxford - C Martin - 506
    Bournemouth - The Rooster - 505
    Chesterfield - Machine - 500
    So despite my 5 years with Chesterfield, I just about manage to squeeze into the top 14, let alone the top 10
    I've never been in EC2 or EC3 so I suspect that there might be a right few old-timers in those and other older gameworlds - but I can't imagine that there are too many more members of the "700+ club".....?
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    Machine got a reaction from 433 in English Championship 1   
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    I had such high hopes too
    If this pattern continues Teb's Fulham are in for a hammering
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    Machine got a reaction from garryc300 in Italiano Vero! The New Forum Italian Championships!   
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    Machine reacted to evoked87 in NEW Custom Gameworld: Football Legends   
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    Machine reacted to Rammy in Italiano Vero! The New Forum Italian Championships!   
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    This whole 'let the lower sides get the players' melark is a load of mozzarella really. Why? I mean, it's a game. It's not in the SM rulebook and a bit over the top in my view. Depth and risers will be wanted by bigger sides, can't always let the little man get a slice of the cake.
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    Machine got a reaction from garryc300 in Italiano Vero! The New Forum Italian Championships!   
    Re: New Italian Forum Championship Game World! Show your interest! We want you !
    Equal budgets gives the smaller teams more of a chance - especially required for some Serie B teams which have half their team made up of loaned players - a problem the big teams don't have.
    So yeah i'd vote for equal budgets, maybe £30m or so?
    Enough to give the small teams a good start but low enough to stop the big teams going mental on externals straight away
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    Machine reacted to EdMoses in English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread   
    Re: English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread
    Guys it's really not that annoying. Let me tell you why.
    These players go to external.
    In 10 weeks the mother of all battles to sign them starts.
    Given the relative love cash flows (most of us now trade in PX, I'm sure some have extraordinary amounts of cash stowed away tho) the winning bids will most likely include PX, 2 players at that.
    Given the high value of these players (£50m plus for Ronnie due to the depleted Real squad) the PX players will most likely need to be decent.
    10 weeks later the PX players start the cycle again.
    In other words, selling quality players back to external will actually stimulate the external market to a degree and see that have a knock on affect for some time.
    In other, other words what is happening is better than, say, simply not managing the side and not particiapting in the GW.
    As for the Chelsea plan? It's most likely he/she (still don't know) will get bored of doing them over and quit, most likely then repeating the same at another club. Or not - who knows and, quite frankly, who cares? They are entitled to "manage to their ambition" whatever that ambition is.
    If there's one thing we should have learned from Hammer Time ("uh-oh, uh-oh, here comes the hammer") it's that the more attention, the more wound up, the more affected you become, the more encouragement it provides.
    There are fair more important and interesting things happening in 5579 than one manager's preoccupation to, ruin/change/adapt/whatever thier side. Let him/her get on with his/her isolated individual game, the rest of us can continue to enjoy the whole GW experience.
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    Machine reacted to -JMH- in The Great British League - discussion thread   
    Re: The Great British League - discussion thread
    finally some decent risers for Tamworth
    Javier HERVÁS +8 (!) to 83 - his big rise came as expected! Hopefully can get a spot at Sevilla!
    Robles JOEL +5 to 83 - at last a decent starting GK
    Jorge PULIDO +4 to 82 - hopefully can push on at Atletico Madrid or on loan elsewhere
    Florian LEJEUNE +1 to 83 - unsure of this one, guna hang onto him to see what Villarreal do with him.
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    Machine reacted to A2R in English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread   
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    Machine reacted to Zakkoo in English Championship 5579 - Discussion Thread   
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    No one deal with him then? Easy as that really.
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    Machine reacted to Dai in English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread   
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    Yeah. Congratulate me for turning up?
    A massive well done to you. My misery this season gets even worse. Only three points off the relegation places and my strongest team outclassed in the Cup final by a Division 4 side.
    Well done, again. Fully deserved.
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    Machine got a reaction from Geoffrey in Italiano Vero! The New Forum Italian Championships!   
    Re: New Italian Forum Championship Game World! Show your interest! We want you !
    I'd pick up a Serie B team in this I think
    Don't know that Gubbio will be in if there are only 40 teams, so might try for Livorno although maybe not if SM have Russotto listed out on loan and I can't recall him
    Might just take whichever team is the lowest rated and see what can be done with them....
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    Machine reacted to Geoffrey in Italiano Vero! The New Forum Italian Championships!   
    Re: New Italian Forum Championship Game World! Show your interest! We want you !
    FANTASTIC GUYS 35 people are interested at this time and we got a nice mix of italian, english, international forumers who like italian Football or are interested
    Questo è fantastico!Abbiamo circa 35 persone che sono interessate in questo momento.
    great to see more people interested after one night and coming back from school Glad to have you guys all interested!
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    Machine reacted to kev-nffc in Official Gold Championships Discussions Thread   
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    I've stuck with Forest
    Don't want a team of 93 +s handing to me for nothing, I'd rather build from scratch.
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    Machine got a reaction from steve025 in English Championship 7046 Match Reports/Transfer Gossip Thread   
    Re: English Championship 7046 Match Report/Tranfer Gossip Thread
    A STUDY IN IGNORANCE

    Rotherham boss Machine today responded to an anonymous article (above) that appeared in the press earlier this week.
    He stated that the sensationalist piece, widely-rumoured to have been commissioned by Middlesbrough loan-racket boss big Paulie "Jooles" Cicero and his crew, was so riddled with errors and lies that it has taken until now before he could read the "article" without laughing.

    The 7046 loan-racket crew - l>r:Henry "Ben" Hill, Jimmy "SOP" Conway, big Paulie "Jooles" Cicero, & Tommy "Dan" DeVito


    We asked for the dynamic young manager's thoughts on the key allegations made against Rotherham United:
    "This is nonsense, like any club we look to strengthen during the close season and currently have just 12 from 40 players transfer-banned.
    Far more likely to find money-laundering going on at loan-racket Crew-members Spurs and Manchester United who both have more players than us transfer-banned - especially Manchester United who have 23 players currently transfer-banned!"
    "Less than a year ago I took over a Rotherham team that was £700k in debt and was suffering from a long period of mismanagement that started with the tenure of one Jimmy "self-inflicted" Winston - himself a known associate of the Lo-Rack Crew - but better known these days as the Lo-Rack Crew's "spiritual advisor" Father Hugh Latimer.

    Hugh Latimer - the destroyer of Rotherham


    Since then I have built Rotherham up to have a 1st XI of average age 24 average rating 87, a 1st team squad of average age 22 average rating 85, and a D4 squad value second only to Northampton's huge side.
    The real Rotherham fans, i.e. those who haven't been paid to offer soundbites, appreciate what we're trying to do at the club and know that promotion is far more important than a Cup or Shield run.
    And let's not forget, we were drawing 3-3 with a Birmingham side two divisions above us and it was only when I withdrew our three best players to keep them fresh for the league that we lost two late goals."
    "Our average gates are 4,851 which nets us around £280k per game.
    If we made the Semi-Finals of both the Cup AND Shield, and were somehow fortunate enough to be drawn at home for all six Cup and Shield games, then even allowing for bigger gates then at around £350k a time that still only brings in just over £2m - which is less than we spent on loan players last year, so to say loan players would pay for themselves is fanciful in the extreme."
    "Relegation candidates! We're in Division 4!
    For me this just sums up everything you need to know about the ignorance of the individual who crayoned this story - it reeks of the Lo-Rack Crew commenting from their ivory towers about a Division that they clearly know nothing about - and why would they?!
    As long as they get their cash from the teams beneath them they don't give a fig about what goes on beyond Division 1."
    "What's self-serving about trying to save my rivals millions in pointless wages and consequently giving Rotherham more competition in the transfer market?
    At best our Division 4 rivals will have three 88 rated players on loan and our average 1st XI is 87, so believe me when I say that we have nothing to fear from anyone in Division 4.
    No, only the Lo-Rack Crew have a genuine interest in keeping the loan market protection racket going as it saves them £20m a season in wages."
    "And yet more lazy, sloppy reporting - unlike the Lo-Rack Crew our accounts are entirely open and transparent.
    We were - note the past tense there - £4m in debt at the end of last season, but it should be clear for all to see that at the start of this season we sold Costa, Yepes, and Brighi for over £20m which gave us the funds needed to bring in the new guys.
    Of the six players brought in rated 87 or higher, four were full player exchanges so only two actually cost any cash - Martin Demichelis for £4.6m who our Chairman now values at £7m, and Michael Pereira for £5.4m who is now valued at £7.1m - so you'll understand that I am perfectly happy with how the club's finances have been managed."
    "I'm happy the writer chose to compare us with Middlesbrough as they are where we want to be in a few seasons time.
    Unfortunately though I don't think Middlesbrough will still be in Division 1 by that time as they are a team in decline.
    With very few exceptions their best players are all the wrong side of 30, so you might expect that they would have some players of note under the age of 25 coming through the ranks to replace them - yet of the twenty-one Middlesbrough players aged 25 or under only three or four would get in the door at Rotherham, such is their lack of quality and/ or potential."
    "I just about choked on my cornflakes when I read this - blatant fibs as Middlesbrough have only ever been in Division 2 and then Division 1, so to attempt to re-write history to look like they got where they are through hard graft is insulting to every self-respecting reader - paying £32.4m straight cash for Xavi when you're in Division 2 is not the norm for a club in a "little" league...."
    "Well if that's not a clear reference to a Lo-Rack Crew clique then I don't know what is - the message/ threat there is that if the smaller teams don't pay the wages for the Crew then they'll trade between themselves to deny the smaller teams the chance to own them!
    If that's not a wake-up call for every team not part of the Lo-Rack Crew to immediately send back their loan players then frankly they deserve to be referred to as a "loan-drone" club.
    I would suggest the SMFA intervene, but as we all know the Lo-Rack crew have the SMFA on their payroll."

    Why have the SMFA not taken action against the Lo-Rack Crew?


    "This is shameless Lo-Rack propoganda - the Rotherham fans know what I'm trying to build here and they know that it'll take time.
    They also know that unlike some managers in 7046, I have integrity and will not stay quiet wherever or whenever I see people trying to take advantage of the little guys."



    A deadly-serious Rotherham manager spoke to the press today

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    Machine got a reaction from Alurcard in English Championship 7046 Match Reports/Transfer Gossip Thread   
    Re: English Championship 7046 Match Report/Tranfer Gossip Thread
    A STUDY IN IGNORANCE

    Rotherham boss Machine today responded to an anonymous article (above) that appeared in the press earlier this week.
    He stated that the sensationalist piece, widely-rumoured to have been commissioned by Middlesbrough loan-racket boss big Paulie "Jooles" Cicero and his crew, was so riddled with errors and lies that it has taken until now before he could read the "article" without laughing.

    The 7046 loan-racket crew - l>r:Henry "Ben" Hill, Jimmy "SOP" Conway, big Paulie "Jooles" Cicero, & Tommy "Dan" DeVito


    We asked for the dynamic young manager's thoughts on the key allegations made against Rotherham United:
    "This is nonsense, like any club we look to strengthen during the close season and currently have just 12 from 40 players transfer-banned.
    Far more likely to find money-laundering going on at loan-racket Crew-members Spurs and Manchester United who both have more players than us transfer-banned - especially Manchester United who have 23 players currently transfer-banned!"
    "Less than a year ago I took over a Rotherham team that was £700k in debt and was suffering from a long period of mismanagement that started with the tenure of one Jimmy "self-inflicted" Winston - himself a known associate of the Lo-Rack Crew - but better known these days as the Lo-Rack Crew's "spiritual advisor" Father Hugh Latimer.

    Hugh Latimer - the destroyer of Rotherham


    Since then I have built Rotherham up to have a 1st XI of average age 24 average rating 87, a 1st team squad of average age 22 average rating 85, and a D4 squad value second only to Northampton's huge side.
    The real Rotherham fans, i.e. those who haven't been paid to offer soundbites, appreciate what we're trying to do at the club and know that promotion is far more important than a Cup or Shield run.
    And let's not forget, we were drawing 3-3 with a Birmingham side two divisions above us and it was only when I withdrew our three best players to keep them fresh for the league that we lost two late goals."
    "Our average gates are 4,851 which nets us around £280k per game.
    If we made the Semi-Finals of both the Cup AND Shield, and were somehow fortunate enough to be drawn at home for all six Cup and Shield games, then even allowing for bigger gates then at around £350k a time that still only brings in just over £2m - which is less than we spent on loan players last year, so to say loan players would pay for themselves is fanciful in the extreme."
    "Relegation candidates! We're in Division 4!
    For me this just sums up everything you need to know about the ignorance of the individual who crayoned this story - it reeks of the Lo-Rack Crew commenting from their ivory towers about a Division that they clearly know nothing about - and why would they?!
    As long as they get their cash from the teams beneath them they don't give a fig about what goes on beyond Division 1."
    "What's self-serving about trying to save my rivals millions in pointless wages and consequently giving Rotherham more competition in the transfer market?
    At best our Division 4 rivals will have three 88 rated players on loan and our average 1st XI is 87, so believe me when I say that we have nothing to fear from anyone in Division 4.
    No, only the Lo-Rack Crew have a genuine interest in keeping the loan market protection racket going as it saves them £20m a season in wages."
    "And yet more lazy, sloppy reporting - unlike the Lo-Rack Crew our accounts are entirely open and transparent.
    We were - note the past tense there - £4m in debt at the end of last season, but it should be clear for all to see that at the start of this season we sold Costa, Yepes, and Brighi for over £20m which gave us the funds needed to bring in the new guys.
    Of the six players brought in rated 87 or higher, four were full player exchanges so only two actually cost any cash - Martin Demichelis for £4.6m who our Chairman now values at £7m, and Michael Pereira for £5.4m who is now valued at £7.1m - so you'll understand that I am perfectly happy with how the club's finances have been managed."
    "I'm happy the writer chose to compare us with Middlesbrough as they are where we want to be in a few seasons time.
    Unfortunately though I don't think Middlesbrough will still be in Division 1 by that time as they are a team in decline.
    With very few exceptions their best players are all the wrong side of 30, so you might expect that they would have some players of note under the age of 25 coming through the ranks to replace them - yet of the twenty-one Middlesbrough players aged 25 or under only three or four would get in the door at Rotherham, such is their lack of quality and/ or potential."
    "I just about choked on my cornflakes when I read this - blatant fibs as Middlesbrough have only ever been in Division 2 and then Division 1, so to attempt to re-write history to look like they got where they are through hard graft is insulting to every self-respecting reader - paying £32.4m straight cash for Xavi when you're in Division 2 is not the norm for a club in a "little" league...."
    "Well if that's not a clear reference to a Lo-Rack Crew clique then I don't know what is - the message/ threat there is that if the smaller teams don't pay the wages for the Crew then they'll trade between themselves to deny the smaller teams the chance to own them!
    If that's not a wake-up call for every team not part of the Lo-Rack Crew to immediately send back their loan players then frankly they deserve to be referred to as a "loan-drone" club.
    I would suggest the SMFA intervene, but as we all know the Lo-Rack crew have the SMFA on their payroll."

    Why have the SMFA not taken action against the Lo-Rack Crew?


    "This is shameless Lo-Rack propoganda - the Rotherham fans know what I'm trying to build here and they know that it'll take time.
    They also know that unlike some managers in 7046, I have integrity and will not stay quiet wherever or whenever I see people trying to take advantage of the little guys."



    A deadly-serious Rotherham manager spoke to the press today

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