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    Baseball Furie reacted to 01rhall in Graphics Request Thread   
    Re: Want a new signature... Get one here!
    here you go Eclipse. hope you like it cos it annoyed the hell outta me making it lol. i have a real bad mouse so the cutting was difficult . but enjoy

    did i spell it right? long name...
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    Baseball Furie reacted to ben150991 in Graphics Design Feedback   
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    just a quick 1 i made

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    Baseball Furie reacted to Nathan Kirby in Love Your Enemy News/Transfers/Match Report's Thread   
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    bye dan
    New manager needed.
    Im gunna be sad and write a long post now of all my results up to now
    Spartak Moscow vs real betis.
    Spartak moscow again lost this time to real betis.
    A poor game with few chances spartak played poor as did betis but sobis scored late on to put spartak out of there missery.
    Spartak Moscow vs lazio
    Spartak finaly got there act together and started to play some football but were caught out on half hour after a fine strike from Pandev gave joe blacks side the lead. 8 min later tho stranzle hit a beuty and the scores were tide going into half time.The second half was dull but on 70 min kovac gave spartak the lead only for juninio to level the tie again and thats how it finished 2-2.
    Spartak moscow vs sau paulo
    Quauter final stage of the cup and spartak manager nathan kirby new his side needed to win as they were struggling in the league.Things went wrong when ze roberto scored for sau paulo but spartak pressed and then scored 3 min later thanks to Serghei COVALCIUC . With the game looking like extra time was needed Roman PAVLYUCHENKO stept up on 82 min and fired home a beuty and spartak were off the semi finals.
    Spartak Moscow vs rangers
    Spartak Won in the league for the first time in 3 games agaisnt nathans most hated team rangers.
    Andriy shevchenko scored on 34th miniute to give the russians the lead but 10 min later boyd grabed a goal. Second half shevchenko missed a sitter but his fellow stricking partnar PAVLYUCHENKO took his chance well with a over head kick. 2-1 the final score.
    Spartak moscow vs galatasery
    Spartak maanger Nathan kirby was fuming after this match as his side slumpt to another defeat. After a good game against rangers Shevchenko gave spartak the lead before half time.with 16 min left spartak gave up and let UMIT KARAN score and then 4 min before the end former everton player LINDEROTH won it for the turkish side.
    Spartak moscow vs Boca Jr
    Spartak Won away for the first time in a long time and left it to youngster bojan to settle it late on.Caceres gave boca the lead on 25th min. Boca ominated the game but on 85th min bojan scored and then again 1 min later both fine goals to leave spartak in a good position.
    Spartak moscow vs fenerbahche
    Spartak preduced another fine preformence and it was a russian pair which won them the match. The first half was packed full of action but no goals. But in the second half shevchenko grabed the vital goal. KALYNYCHENKO then sead the win and it was the first time spartak had won 2 games in a row for 10 games.
    Spartak vs rangers
    This cup semi final just showed how bad rangers are
    With there second team out it was only 4 min in hen kovac scored a fine header. He then scored again on 37 min then 2 min later luis anderson scored a cracking goal. Anderson then scored in the 54th min too seal a cup final place.
    Spartak vs CSKA moscow
    It was the biggest match for the two teams yet the rivals going againt each other SOP and nathan anticipated the match. cska scored 1 min before half time vagner love scored a great goal.
    With 8 min left spartak looked like they had ran out of ideas untill luis anderson scored with a free kick and that leveled the game. The russian sides look certin for another season in the setup.
    Spartak moscow vs sau paulo
    Sau paulo won at home easly. They scored in the 12th min with raul and fine strike that beat the keeper.Maniche then got there second and mutu finished it off late in the first half. In the second half spartak fought back but could only get a consilation goal when kovac scored a good goal.
    Thats it up to date i play olimpiacos next then panithanikos and then panithanikos again n thw cup final the russians rule and if i win we could go top.
    Cmon russia
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    Baseball Furie got a reaction from Nathan Kirby in The Birthday/Anniversary/Congratulations Thread   
    Re: The birthday/anniversary/congartulations thread.
    Happy birthday Nath and Scott
    Scott isn't 28 by the way LOL
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    Baseball Furie got a reaction from Rishabh Desai in The Birthday/Anniversary/Congratulations Thread   
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    Happy birthday fella, one of the new forum greats
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    Baseball Furie reacted to Neller in Wenger Vs Fergie   
    Perhaps it's confusing as there are two separate issues that converge. First, there is the improvement of Liverpool. Secondly, there is the state of rival clubs. And any Liverpool manager can only affect the former.
    The key thing for me is not counting trophies (although that's relevant), but discovering the context of each man's achievement or, in some cases, failure. What situation did he inherit? How strong was the opposition? Did he improve upon what he inherited? How much did he spend compared with his rivals? How successful were his signings, in terms of quality and value for money? And so on, analysing umpteen different criteria to make the assessments as detailed and accurate as possible.
    But as much as anything, it's about learning how a great club is built up in order to challenge for titles, as well as the mistakes that meant by 1992, just two years after landing an 18th league title, Liverpool had fallen such a long way from the summit.
    In particular, it's been fascinating going over many different accounts of how Shankly got the ball rolling to start with: the birth of modern Liverpool. Without comparing the two men, as there are numerous differences, there are however a lot of parallels between what Shanks did and what Benítez is now attempting.
    Shankly started from a lower position, so in that sense it was harder for him. But Benítez is working in an age where more is demanded, particularly because of expectations initially raised by Shankly himself. So in that sense it's harder for him.
    Both men missed out on early targets deemed too expensive, but both eventually had far stronger squads four years into their reign, concentrating particularly on the spine of the team.
    Both bought a few duds –– like Wenger and Ferguson, and pretty much every other manager. For me, a manager who gets 50% of his signings spot-on has a special gift, and I feel Benítez and Shankly fall into this category.
    For Shankly, things really kicked off with the signing two 23-year-olds, one attacking, one defensive. Ian St John and Ron Yeats were the exact same age as Torres and Mascherano were at the start of this season.
    Each manager worked with strong philosophies and each innovated, both tactically and regarding fitness; the latter achieved with the ball involved more in training than it previously had been.
    Character was important to both men. Shankly used to let apprentices go if they didn't scrub the floors with gusto; often, less talented kids who put their all into it were given contracts at the expense of more talented individuals. Both men bought skilful players, but not 'fancy Dans' who played for themselves; they had to also have a good attitude and work for the team.
    Uphill Task
    However, for Liverpool to achieve what we all now dream of, and overtake Manchester United, we need to look at how United managed to overtake Liverpool, back in 1992. And the sad fact is, Liverpool fell away themselves rather than United overtaking them. United slowly started to improve season on season, but only from the fifth year of Ferguson's reign onwards.
    Look at it like a 4 x 400m relay race. Barring accident or injury, you can only close so much of the gap on each leg if you're racing top athletes. And what if those top athletes have a massive head start?
    If Ferguson was trailing Dalglish by some distance from 1986 to 1990, and unable to find impetus to even remotely close the gap, then the awful tragedy of Hillsborough was what tripped King Kenny. Dalglish was still ahead when he handed over the baton to Souness in 1991, but vital ground and momentum had been lost.
    Had Kenny Dalglish not understandably lost his way following the horrific events of April 1989, things might well have been different. Dalglish had been a sublime manager until that point, buying countless supreme footballers, such as Barnes, Beardsley, Aldridge, McMahon and Rush. Afterwards, it was a case of Carter, Speedie and Rosenthal. Maybe he didn't have the heart to move on ageing stars who had been his team-mates and friends half a decade earlier, or maybe he lost the heart to do so after they became even closer as a 'family' following the nightmare of Sheffield.
    An ageing side was rightly dismantled by Souness, but unfortunately not in the right manner; he sold many of the better players who were still in good shape –– Beardsley and Houghton, plus a young Staunton –– and replaced them with some terribly substandard players. And so the empire came crashing down.
    Had Souness been half as good a manager as he was player, Liverpool would have most likely kept Ferguson at bay, perhaps to the point where United's board lost patience. Equally, had Ferguson been facing a team like Paisley-era Liverpool in the early '90s, I doubt he'd have got close to overtaking them.
    From 1994 onwards, every Liverpool manager took charge from a position of weakness; the opposite of Paisley, Fagan and Dalglish, who took control from a position of strength and, at times, outright domination. Returning to the earlier analogy, smooth baton changes with 70-metre advantages were a thing of the past; Souness, with the pack gaining on him, dropped the baton, and now it was United who had the momentum.
    In a strange symmetry, Liverpool's dynasty, built by Shankly in the early '60s, was precipitated by another footballing tragedy. Sir Matt Busby's United side was clearly set back a number of years by the Munich air crash, which killed eight players. Had United still possessed players like Duncan Edwards in 1964, Liverpool might never have won that absolutely vital title. Shankly's side would still have been great, but there was a chance it might not have landed that crucial first honour, which is always the hardest.
    Ferguson was an experienced manager when he arrived at Old Trafford, with a decade as a boss –– the same as Benítez, who was also 44 when he took over at Anfield. Both clubs –– the country's two biggest –– had gone at least a decade-and-a-half without the league title, so the pressure was incredibly intense. Both clubs were averaging around 4th spot in the five years before each man pitched up. So the challenges were virtually identical.
    In relative terms, Ferguson spent bigger than Benítez in his first four years. And yet for three of those first four years United were marooned in the bottom half of the table. Ferguson made a lot of astute but expensive signings in 1988 and 1989 (Bruce, Pallister, Ince), but those players only delivered a league title in 1993. Irrespective of era, teams take time to gel; Shankly's was the same.
    You need the first title to instil confidence and create a mythology. While Liverpool haven't won the Champions League since Benítez's first season, the Reds have actually played far better on the whole, and progressed to the latter stages on two further occasions –– therefore challenging for that title –– partly because of the mythology that inhibits the opposition and partly the belief that bolsters the Reds.
    Would Ferguson have been able to create his league mythology and rid the 26-year, 26-ton millstone had a team like Chelsea been on the scene then, with the ability to buy the marquee players of the day like Diego Maradona, Michael Laudrup and Marco van Basten (while, say, unsettling United's Bryan Robson in the process), and whose new owner had installed a canny manager like Fabio Capello? Who knows, as it's pure supposition. But equally, as a guess, I doubt it.
    And would Ferguson have been able to overtake an über-rich new rival in the early '90s as well as Liverpool, had the Anfield empire (the equivalent of United now) not self-destructed? Again, as a guess, I doubt it.
    Ferguson's path to the title was far clearer in the early '90s than Benítez's is now. Arsenal had been doing well under George Graham, but his days were numbered with the bung scandal. And the Gunners were already falling away to mid-table mediocrity by the end of 1993.
    Fortunately for Arsenal, they got Arsene Wenger in 1996, within two years of Graham's dismissal, and although Wenger won a double almost immediately, he went four years until his next trophy. And by the time Wenger had arrived, United had ended their wait. That crucial first title had been followed by more.
    In 1992, Leeds won the league with United 2nd. But then, almost unthinkably, Leeds sold their star player (Eric Cantona) to their hated Pennines rivals for pittance. Even now, it is one of the craziest deals ever; fair play to Ferguson for pulling it off, though. It would be like United handing Liverpool Ronaldo for £10m.
    Even Wenger's path to a first league title was relatively easy. The managers of the day were Gianluca Vialli, Ruud Gullit, David O'Leary, and at Liverpool, Roy Evans, a great servant for the club, but a rookie manager who was perhaps better suited to a support role. Indeed, they were all complete rookies. None of these managers went on to have successful careers. Meanwhile, two powerful, expensive teams of the mid-'90s, Newcastle and Blackburn, lost their managers and swiftly imploded.
    So for Arsenal, it was 'relatively' easy, and they won the league with just 78 points. But then you had Chelsea's emergence as a force in 2003, when Roman Abramovich arrived. Since 2005, Arsenal, who were always 1st or 2nd under Wenger, have not finished above 3rd.
    Mourinho arrived in 2004 and took Chelsea, who'd spent £110m (net!) in 2003/04, to the next level, but he skipped the normal process of gradually building a team –– he could afford to buy big, big, big, in terms of quality and quantity. Even then, Mourinho inherited an expensive, improving team that finished 2nd with 79 points and were beaten Champions League semi-finalists.
    Mourinho's spent £239m gross, £162m net. Even now, with an extra year in charge, Benítez has spent less than £80m net. For someone as respected as Ronnie Whelan to say "Mourinho spent the same amount of money as Rafa" is ill-researched, dangerously misleading in the extreme and hugely disappointing.
    Avram Grant, who is doing a fine job, hasn't had to change anything. He hasn't altered the tactics or the personnel. He received his baton in a great position.
    But how did Benítez receive his baton?
    In 2004, Liverpool had just been fairly embarrassed in the UEFA Cup, having finished 5th the season before, and scraped 4th, with 60 points, in time for his arrival. Michael Owen, the team's only guarantee of goals and a player worth many points in a season, opted to leave, and for a very small fee, having let his contract run down (for which you could either blame him, or blame Houllier for not building a team to which Owen wanted to commit his future). Another top player was Harry Kewell, but he just couldn't stay fit.
    So without Owen and a fit Kewell, Houllier's legacy was actually closer to a 45-point team. Crucially, it lacked any great teenage talents akin to Fabregas and Ronaldo in the pipeline. Meanwhile, out of only seven top-class players (in my view) from a squad of 30 in 2004, Hamann and Hyypia were already 31. Owen was gone, Kewell always injured, and Hamann and Hyypia were in the twilight of their careers. That left just Gerrard, Carragher and Finnan as long-term hopes.
    Without doubt, in 2004 Liverpool were a long way behind Arsenal, United and Chelsea; almost to the point of those rivals being a lap ahead. Ferguson, rightly, now believes this is his strongest ever team, and yet it was already 60% complete by the time Benítez got started.
    Without an unprecedented war-chest, you can no longer make massive jumps at the top level of football. If Chelsea spent £300m net in a short space of time to cut corners, it would take £500m, spent wisely, to overtake them as quickly. Without silly money, you can only try and close the gap with good management.
    All a manager like Benítez can do is build steadily towards sensible aims, making improvements where possible, step by step. Has he done this? For me, he has. Unquestionably. But some of it takes time to bear fruit.
    Strengthen the defence? Check. Improve the squad year-on-year? Check. Improve every department of the first XI, from keeper through to striker? Check. Overhaul the youth system? Check. Improve scouting? Check. Make the reserves more competitive? Check. Create a first team whose age means it can stay together for years and improve with experience? Check. Buy the best attacking players possible within the budget? Check. Improve in Europe? Check.
    And improve in the league? Check.
    In 2006, Liverpool won its second-highest ever percentage of league games on the way to 82 points, the best tally since 1988. This year, the Reds lost just four times –– again, the best figures since 1988. Clean sheet records have been broken, and the club finally has a 25-goal-a-season striker. What's missing is gold-dust of all these improvements occurring simultaneously, combined with enough weaknesses in the top rivals to leave a gap to move into.
    Benítez cannot control the latter, but the aim is to be as hard to beat while turning draws into wins –– something that's happened since February, so it can be done. You can't dismiss slumps during any season, but this year's had some unusual and well-known mitigating circumstances, and also included the departure of Pako Ayestaran, that will at least have caused some disruption at the time.
    Short of Ferguson being replaced by Neil Warnock, Arsene Wenger switching to manage Arsenal ladies and Roman Abramovich donating his wealth to a short-sighted squirrel sanctuary, all Benítez can do is continue to steadily improve this young team. After that, we can only wait and see.
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    Baseball Furie reacted to Doru in Player History Totals   
    Re: Player History Totals
    I have an own adding idea here :

    It's about the fact that it would be interesting to see how much money paid all te clubs he was at and how many loans he have:rolleyes:
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    Baseball Furie got a reaction from Doru in Has the forum become a battlefield ????   
    Re: Has the forum become a battlefield ????
    totally agree mate. I have in my list who are the ones causing it too.
    Check this out Bit before your time
    http://forum.soccermanager.com/showthread.php?t=1759
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    Baseball Furie got a reaction from Shelbourne FC in European Nations Transfer/Match Report Thread   
    Re: European Nations Transfer/Match Report Thread

    !!FORZA MILAN!!


    The Second season gets underway in 2 days, and Milan manager Sam Wainwright has made the time to talk with us...
    and a Unlikely return from Dougal McDougall
    Dougal: Well Sam, are you looking forward to the new season and what are your main aims?
    Sam: First of all, welcome back Dougal we've bloody miss you. I am looking forward to the new season no doubt about it, It will be tougher, it will be rougher and you can bet your bottom dollar it'll be one heck of a season. I think our main aims are to get our second promotion in 2 seasons, so we can get up to the top flight with the best of them. Still, If we don't make it, I'd love for us to get the top 4 spot at least.
    Dougal: Well Good luck to you in it. In the transfer market it's been relatively quiet for you so far, is this likely to change?
    Sam: Well we bought in Monnet-Paquet and Albohassan Jafari to strengthen the youth, but I'm not so sure what position we need to fill, there has been alot of speculation that Kaka could well be on the move, this is partially true, we were quizzing a few managers about certain Player Exchanges and I feel that is the only way he will be going anywhere.
    Dougal: Ah reet, You've been in the management business for an awful long time, is there anybody you respect? highly? as a manager and somewhat a friend?
    Sam: Mark Farine and Mitu Ahmed. Definately. Us three have known each other a long time and have got on extremely well, i'd go as far to say as though i treat them like brothers, they are true friends of mine, despite Mitu losing it a bit with his Arsenal team, they are fantastic managers.
    Dougal: Finally, whats this I hear about the Ezequial Garay situation?
    Sam: Haha, well it's just a tell tale isn't it. Yep, we were going to bid again for Garay Bla bla bla. It isn't true of course, I haven't been in touch with the player, the team or his agent to be honest and I have no intention to do so either.
    Dougal: Ok Sam, thank you very much.
    Sam: Pleasure to see you after such a long abscence mate.

    TRANSFER TALK


    Milan have signed Youngsters Kevin Monnet-Paquet and Albolhassan Jafari
    to boost their youth ranks. Monnet-Paquet who was signed from RC Lens for a total of £2,010,000 on Tuesday night. The French whizz said: "I knew a few Big teams were interested in me, but not as big as Milan, I really cannot wait to play for them in the next few years, I can wait."
    Albolhassan Jafari who was signed for a fee of £6,000,000 from Sepahan said: "I know me and Kevin will have to wait till we get first team opportunities, but when you join a club like Milan, Waiting is the last thing on your mind."

    Monnet-Paquet for French Under 21's


    AC have loaned out Yoann Gourcuff & Daniel Bonera to Blackburn Rovers this week. Gourcuff who went on loan to Fiorentina last season said: "I don't mind going on loan, I can understand it, the manager wants me to play frequently but I am not good enough for the first team, I can accept that, I can't wait to play in England but I have heard it is cold so I am worried."



    Dmytro Chyhrynskyi, who has gone on loan to PSV Eindhoven is said to be very happy with the fact he will get first team action. Dmytro said: "I played for Milan last season and this season I get to play in Holland, it is very good time for me. I love my career."

    The Man With The Long Name.
    MATCH PREVIEW
    V


    Milan travel to the Friuli in the first game of the season to take on Division 3 champions Udinese.
    Sam Wainwright said: "It'll be tough, To be honest I hope to scrape a point. It will be a big turnout for us if we do, He is a great manager and at their ground I don't favour us, but we shall find out on sunday night."
    Milan will be without Brazilian sensation Ricardo Kaka for the game and assistant manager Gianfranco Zola said: "It's a big blow, but we have replacements."
    Udinese will be without Daniel Montenegro and Antonio Di Natale through suspension whilst Turkish whizzkid and Milan target Arda Turan is also suspended.
    Prediction: Udinese 1-0 Milan
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    Baseball Furie got a reaction from mattyjewi in Who is........   
    Re: Who is........
    Best captain
    Paolo Maldini
    Best footballer
    Johann Cruyff or Gabriel Batistuta
    Best Defender
    Maldini
    Best Striker
    Cruyff, Henry or Kerry Dixon
    Best Midfielder
    Johann Cruyff and Zico
    Best Goalkeeper
    Gotta be Peter Schemichel hasnt it?
    Best passer of the ball
    Frank Lampard
    Most clinical Finisher
    Gabriel Batistuta (My Hero) 56 goals in 78 games for Argies isn't too shabby
    Fastest player you’ve seen
    SWP?
    Best dribbler
    May shock you somewhat. Eidur Gudjohnsen
    Hardest player
    Vinnie Jones
    Team you most enjoyed watching
    Arsenal or the Chelsea of 1998/2002
    Most versatile player
    MICHAEL ESSIEN!
    Best crosser you’ve seen
    David Beckham
    Most underrated
    hmmm. In a way Frank Lampard. But for me? Raúl
    Most overrated
    I would say Puyol or Xavi
    Best goal for your club
    Toughie. One that meant most to me? Gianfranco Zola's sublime back heeled volley against Norwich in 2002 (I think)
    Just reminds me so much of the Legend that is super franco!
    Best goal from another team
    Gabriel Batistuta's wonder goal against United for Fiorentina in 1998.
    Got it here for you united fans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idcgnbRwyfI
    Most loyal player
    John Terry? Never worried about him Leaving Chelsea
    Most un loyal player
    Juan Sebastian Veron
    Favourite season
    2004-05
    Favourite game/trophy
    Chelsea 3-2 Liverpool Carling Cup Final 2005
    Worst tackle you’ve seen
    This... http://youtube.com/watch?v=KD9jRjIkm80
    Best team who’s won the league
    Arsenal in the undefeated season
    Best signing for your club
    Frank Lampard or Michael Essien atm.
    Best signing for another club
    Ronaldo to Man Utd, Fabrigas to Arsenal, Anelka to Arsenal (won league and got about 50x his price back for him)
    Agree
    Player you’ve most despised but admired
    Didier Drogba, Ronaldo and Rooney
    Player you didn't think would succeed but did
    Ronaldo
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    Baseball Furie reacted to Magic J in The Trend Of Anti-Chelseaism !   
    Its clear, not only on this forum, but in real life that everyone seems to claim that Chelsea bought success and hate them for it. If Chelsea do anything good its a case of " they bought it". When Arsenal / United / Liverpool fail they say " we didn't buy it ".
    Here is a classic view point of these Football fans.
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    Baseball Furie reacted to milessurrey in Forumer Evaluation Thread   
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    Username: milessurrey
    Best Sub Forums: Player Ratings, SM Predict, Match Reports
    Age: 15
    Strengths: Chicken Eating Contests
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    Baseball Furie reacted to JUSTICE in Graphics Request Thread   
    Re: Want a new signature... Get one here!
    Hope you like it m8




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    Baseball Furie got a reaction from Doru in Graphics Request Thread   
    Re: Want a new signature... Get one here!
    sure thing mate and Ben's on holiday
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    Baseball Furie got a reaction from KingToM in The Captain's Daily Caption   
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    Kid: You a wimp Ronaldo You ain't hurt! My lil Finger bigger than your manhood! Woman!
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    Baseball Furie reacted to Insider in Chairman value, manipulated   
    Ok, here's a little trick on how to use the chairman value to you advantage.
    I apologize if someone beat me to it, I never saw it on here and it's hard to search such a vague topic.
    Using my Bradford City as an example.
    How on Earth does a Bradford get Fabio Quagliarella (24, 91), Lino Marzarotti (21, 87) and Carlos Diogo (24, 91) while only giving up about 10 mil in assets and cash?
    Easy. Use your keepers.
    This is valuable information, mainly with small division 2 sides for FC, GC, SC and div 3/4 EC's.
    Step 1 : Stock up on young keepers who could rise. I bought the following keepers : Sergio Asenjo for 300k, Kenny Steppe for 20k, Rafael Urko for 300k, Stephane Ruffier for 175k, Wayne Hennessey for 400k and Davide Bassi for 20k. Those are the ones I used to get my players. I also bought Sosa, Altamirano, Linka, Martinez and Lamantia for future use. Plus Diego Lopez, my starter.
    Step 2 : Wait for the transfer ban to expire and for the keepers to rise to about 3 mil value. Asenjo rose to 83, Steppe to 82, Urko to 80, Ruffier to 80, Hennessey to 85 and Ruffier to 82. This is perfect for opposing chairmen.
    Step 3 : Take a look at division one squads. Who do they have as keepers? First one I noticed was 37 year old Antonio Chimenti at Liverpool. He is usually Udinese's top keeper.
    Step 4 : Go see Udinese's squad. Who is their current top keeper? In this case, it was Marco Murriero, rated 75. PERFECT. If it is a low rated player, your keeper's chairman value will be amazing. If they have any other keeper about 80, go find another team.
    Step 5 : Find a player you like on the squad. My eye was immediatly set on Fabio Quagliarella. Chairman Value : 14 mil.
    Step 6 : Make the transfer. Hennesey to my chairman is worth 2.0 mil. To Udinese, a whopping 8.5 mil. Bassi to my chairman; 1.0. To them, 6mil! So I traded 3.0 of my chairman value for Quagliarella, now my top striker.
    Repeat steps 3 to 6 as much as you like. My Bradford now has three players using this technique
    Carlos DIOGO
    for
    3mil, Kenny Steppe and Sergio Asenjo
    Lino Marzoratti
    for
    Stefane Ruffier and Rafael Urko.
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    Baseball Furie reacted to mattyjewi in Gold Championship 14 (News, Gossip, Match Report, Etc) Thread   
    Re: Gold Championship 14 (News, Gossip, Match Report, Etc) Thread

    Chelsea News Update

    Jewiss has decided to talk about his times at Chelsea finally, after giving up on posting for a while and just observing, other people. At the start of the season the onus was on Jewiss to bring in some quality, which, eben he admits he failed on, 'A lot of managers wanted to take my players in deals for some of theirs, that was something i wasn't looking forward to doing as i feel i dont need to break apart my squad just to make it better, i wanted to build on it, and because of that i have signed players who i think will play ok in the cups, possibly not starting but i plan to give every player a game this season.'
    First player in this season was Milan Stepanov from FC Porto fro a bargain fee of 9million, the 87 rated player, is going to be usec for a back up role at Chelsea, where he will a few games. Jewiss said, 'I saw him play at Porto a few times, admittedly he is not good enough to play right back all the time, but we now have sufficient back-up, as he can do a good job there'.
    Milan had this to say about his joining of Chelsea, 'I am very pleased to play under such a great manager and at a great club in Chelsea'- he obviously had way too much to drink!
    Next in was Gabi from Zaragoza for a minimal fee of 6.5million, he is a great young player, who will do well when he comes into the side to play but te liklihood, is thin as he has to get ahead of Cole, SWP and Malouda. Jewiss sadi this 'sometmes i like playing Cole throught the middle, and therefore we would need a back up winger, gabi will provide us with this', Gabi basically repeated what Stepanov had to say, and when asked, Why come to England to play, he replied, 'the girls', Gabi is obviously gay! jewiss is obviously trying to diversify his squad.
    Ziegenbein, was the next player to join for a fee of 1.9million from TSV Munchen. Jewiss discribed him as the new Pele, and later retracted his words after seeing the look his mate Pele gave him. Ziegenbein, but for the purpose of this interview we shall call him Z, is also a top youngster and accordiing to Jewiss 'has a lot of potential', we could not really get a word in with Z, who is said to be struggling with German, and thereofre, asked Genious Jewiss to translate 'Im sehr glücklich um hier jetzt zu sein'. Yes Z we all agree!
    Last player in for the time being was Dong Fangzhuo, the reason for this signing is that, jewiss felt Chelsea needed their own Sun Ji Hai, Jewiss ahd this to say, 'Japan and China have massive populations, if they see a Chinese okayer playing for Cheslea, they will al buy the shirts and we will be rolling in the money, joking aside, i think he is a good player and he was very unlucky at man U not to have more games as he has plenty of potential which we will look to exploit.' Dong had this to say ' 我是很高興的'
    So far this season Chelsea are unbeated including a win over Manchester United, which jewiss is extremely pleased about.

    Game 1- Vs Tottenham


    Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham- key moments and managers comment
    12: GOAL!! - A trademark strike from Alberto RICARDO CARVALHO!
    25: Robbie KEANE gains control at the edge of the box but curls his shot inches wide
    29: The keeper comes roaring off his line and clatters with Didier DROGBA sending the ball wide
    47: GOAL!! - Didier DROGBA turned quickly and fired a low shot into the bottom corner!
    50: BOOKED - A yellow card is given to Ledley KING after dangerous play
    70: BOOKED - After a reckless challenge Alan HUTTON receives a yellow card
    82: BOOKED - Didier ZOKORA is booked for an off-the-ball incident
    Managers comment- i was very pleased with the performancce today, Carva scored a trademark scorcher, which he does in training all the time, and Drogba prowless as ever scored a quickfire goal'.
    Game 2 Vs Manchester United- key moments and managers comment
    14: BOOKED - After a foolish foul on the edge of the box David GRAY receives an instant caution!
    28: GOAL!! - A diving header at the back post from Juliano BELLETTI!
    31: GOAL!! - A poor clearance falls to Mikel ARTETA who smacks the ball past the despairing keeper!
    53: BOOKED - A yellow card is given to Aiyegbeni YAKUBU after dangerous play
    62: BOOKED - Frank LAMPARD receives a yellow card after violent conduct
    73: BOOKED - Cristiano RONALDO is booked for an off-the-ball incident
    76: BOOKED - Andrea PIRLO for gamemanship
    88: GOAL!! - Andriy SHEVCHENKO converts a fantastic cross with a well placed header!


    Managers comment- 'of course im overwhelmed, i knew we could do it but any win over our main rivals and Dai is a good win!'
    Game 3 Vs Newcastle- key moments and managers comment
    2: GOAL!! - Ashley COLE heads powerfully past the keeper!
    33: SENT OFF - Sanchez JOSE ENRIQUE booked for time wasting
    43: GOAL!! - After a scramble in the box, Didier DROGBA bundles it over the line!
    50: GOAL!! - A long ball down the middle is collected by Michael ESSIEN who drills home a right foot shot!
    61: GOAL!! - A corner is headed clear only as far as Didier DROGBA who hits it on the half-volley into the roof of the net!
    62: GOAL!! - Juán MEDINA beats two defenders and slots home a great solo effort
    65: GOAL!! - Alberto RICARDO CARVALHO converts a fantastic cross with a well placed header!
    Managers comment- 'We were just too good today and i am very pleased with the effort shown by the lads'

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    Baseball Furie reacted to Dan in The Top 40 Forumers Table - (Easter Version)   
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    Same Sparky , i agree with you 100% there, im not on the list . But to be honest i don't really care . I come on here to make freinds and have fun , and to discuss with other people about football and whatever else. Basicly were all just people judged by what our profile looks like lol.
    I like it that im not on the list because i said to myself today. Iv now got to work harder on here . because oviously im not on there atm so if i do try harder then i phraps i will in the summer.
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    Baseball Furie got a reaction from col lufc # in The Top 40 Forumers Table - (Easter Version)   
    Re: The Top 40 Forumers Table - (Easter Version)
    I think really.
    These threads are silly as they only end up causing fight's or people sucking up to each other.
    Yeah it's peoples opinions on where you should be, But it's one person's opinion, One out of millions of people. You don't have to feel upset/sad/angry about it.
    People always make opinions on who they prefer, that's life, and if you don't make it, then bummer, yeah you feel left out heck i've had enough of that in my time here. You need to pick yourself up and prove to people just how good you can be.
    These thread's always create controversy and it sometimes knocks the community of the forum, but sometimes it's a good thing to know what other people think about you, Feedback as it were. Realise your mistake's unless your squeaky clean like Teb. And alter those mistakes and be all that you can be.
    At the end of the day, it's a Goon and a Boro fan's opinions on you. Who's gunna listen to that!
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    Baseball Furie reacted to Sparky in The Top 40 Forumers Table - (Easter Version)   
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    Jeeeez!!!
    Kevin, like I said...
    You're not good enough to be in top 40 - with your previous posts, we can see why...
    You're not in.... Bad luck mate but it goes to show that you are lacking something or aren't doing something right.
    You were here for 3 months only. Some poeple have been here longer than you and still aren't on the list.
    No need to moan or be sad about it.
    And with your previous posts (As mentioned) you are digging yourself a hole. looks like your chances are all gone.
    There's no need to be sad mate or angry, 3 months is nothing compared to the dedication and determination that all the other candidates have put up.
    Jeez - All this just to have your name in GOLD!
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    Baseball Furie got a reaction from Sinny in Right now I'm listening to... (no explicit or football themed songs)   
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    Not bad Music fella's.

    Song: My Michelle
    Artist: Guns N' Roses
    Album: Appetite For Destruction
    Length: 3:39
    Fave Lyrics:
    Your daddy works in *****
    Now that mommy's not around
    She used to love her heroine
    But now she's underground
    So you stay out late at night
    And you do your coke for free
    Drivin' your friends crazy
    With your life's insanity
    Why I like It: The Song I love most of this Monumental Album.
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    Baseball Furie reacted to Kyle Turner in Portuguese Rating Changes By Kyle Turner   
    Portuguese Rating Changes
    By Kyle Turner
    Porto
    Eduardo Bruno Alves CR 91
    23 Starts, 2106 Mins.
    Should rise to 92.
    Helder Barbosa
    Currently Not On the DB.
    2 Subs, 22 Mins.
    Andre Castro CR 71
    1 Sub, 14 Mins.
    Should rise to 72.
    Lisandro Lopez CR 92
    22 Starts, 20 Goals. 1973 Mins.
    Should rise to 93.
    Benfica
    Lourenco Leo CR 90
    21 Starts, 1 Sub. 1921 Mins.
    Should rise to 91.
    Maximiliano Pereira CR 89
    18 Starts, 1 Sub. 2 Goals. 1526 Mins.
    Should rise to 90.
    Augustin Binya
    Can’t Seem to find this player. Is he on the DB. I assumbed he would be as his stats are:
    12 Starts, 1 Sub. 1107 Mins.
    Does this player go under a different name or something?
    Angel Di Maria CR 87
    12 Starts, 8 Subs. 1156 Mins.
    Should rise to 88.
    Cristian Rodriguez CR 88
    16 Starts, 2 Subs, 6 Goals. 1422 Mins.
    Should rise to 89.
    Oscar Cardozo CR 90
    19 Starts, 4 Subs, 11 Goals. 1825 Mins.
    Should rise to 91.
    Freddy Adu CR 83
    11 Subs, 2 Goals. 142 Mins.
    Should rise to 84.
    Vitoria Guimarae
    Henrique Sereno CR 83
    21 Starts, 1 Goal. 1893 Mins.
    Should rise to 84/85.
    Ricardo Andrezinho CR 83
    22 Starts, 1 Sub. 2037 Mins.
    Should rise to 84/85.
    Yves Desmarets CR 84
    20 Starts, 4 Subs. 1 Goal. 1976 Mins.
    Should rise to 85/86.
    Miguel Flavio Meireles CR 86
    23 Starts, 1 Goal. 1933 Mins.
    Should rise to 87.
    Tiago Ronaldo
    1 Start, 94 Mins.
    Currently Not on DB. Hopefully SM can add him soon.
    Sporting Lisbon
    Pedro Rui Patricio CR 83
    14 Starts, 1282 Mins.
    Should rise to 84/85.
    Heberson Ronny CR 88
    17 Starts, 1 Sub. 1320 Mins.
    Should rise to 89.
    Sebastian Adrien Silva CR 76
    4 Starts, 3 Subs. 333 Mins.
    Should rise to 80.
    Luis Miguel Veloso CR 90
    22 Starts, 1 Sub. 1 Goal. 2001 Mins.
    Should rise to 91.
    Vitoria Setubal
    Freitas Robson CR 83
    23 Starts, 1 Goal. 2102 Mins.
    Should rise to 84/85.
    Alberto Ricardo Chavez CR 85
    23 Starts, 1 Subs, 2 Goals. 2002 Mins.
    Should rise to 86.
    Sporting Braga
    Rosa Stelvio CR 75
    1 Start, 3 Subs. 110 Mins.
    Should rise to 77/78.
    Maritimo
    Emmanuel Tito CR 72
    2 Subs, 49 Mins.
    Should rise to 73/74.
    “Goncalo” (Not sure of first name.)
    Needs to be added to the DB.
    1 Sub, 17 Mins.
    Jose Ytalo CR 73
    1 Sub, 1 Goal. 19 Mins.
    Should rise to 74/75.
    Belenenses
    Rodrigo Alvim CR 86
    22 Starts, 1978 Mins.
    Should rise to 87.
    Filipe Ruben Amorim CR 86
    23 Starts, 1 Sub. 2082 Mins.
    Should rise to 87.
    Evandro Roncatto CR 83
    21 Starts, 2 Subs, 4 Goals. 1853 Mins.
    Should rise to 85.
    Nacional
    Pedro Pita
    Currently not on DB. SM will surely add him soon!
    1 Sub, 20 Mins.
    Boavista
    Filipe Bruno Pinheiro CR 80
    10 Starts, 3 Subs. 850 Mins.
    Should rise to 82/83.
    Anderson Marcelao CR 85
    21 Starts, 6 Goals. 1895 Mins.
    Should rise to 86/87.
    Oladapu Olufemi CR 75
    2 Starts, 2 Subs. 201 Mins.
    Should rise to 76/77/78.
    Manuel Pedro Moreira CR 70 (£10K Alert!)
    3 Subs. 25 Mins.
    Should rise to 74.
    Manuel Gilberto CR 78
    13 Starts, 5 Subs. 1151 Mins.
    Should rise to 82.
    Manuel Ivan CR 74
    6 Subs, 180 Mins.
    Should rise to 75
    Estrela Amadora
    Sandro Rui Daurte CR 83
    24 Starts, 2195 Mins.
    Should rise to 84/85.
    Adul Balde CR 71
    3 Subs, 124 Mins.
    Should rise to 74.
    Francisco Fernando CR 82
    20 Starts, 1 Goal. 1796 Mins.
    Should rise to 85.
    Couto Rui Pedro CR 72
    3 Subs, 40 Mins.
    Should rise to 73.
    Naval
    Oliveira Marcelinho CR 82
    19 Starts, 1 Sub, 9 Goals. 1602 Mins.
    Should rise to 84/85.
    Academica
    Vitor Vinha CR 82
    15 Starts, 1283 Mins.
    Should rise to 84.
    Bruno Edgar CR 83
    4 Starts, 2 Subs, 2 Goals. 367 Mins.
    Should rise to 84.
    Leixoes
    Alves Elvis CR 83
    23 Starts, 2104 Mins.
    Should rise to 85.
    Pacos De Ferreira
    Fabio Pacheco
    Currently not on DB.
    1 Sub. 16 Mins.
    Leiria
    No Risers.
    There are my views. I want all comments, Bad:mad: and Good:)
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    Baseball Furie reacted to AsianInvasian in European Nations Transfer/Match Report Thread   
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    Udinese get off to the perfect start!
    Udinese started the second season with a win over Italian teammates AC Milan. In a game where Udinese dominated possession, they created less than their counterparts, however a higher percentage of their shots tested the opposition keeper, and in the end the difference was Udinese's accuracy, as a powerful right-footed shot from Jimmy Briand (Making his league debut for the club as Di Natale is suspended) in the 57th minute found its way into the back of the net as Ochoa could not get anywhere near the ball. Milan pushed for an equaliser however Clarence Seedorf failed to convert three very good chances in the final 15 minutes, firstly having a shot saved off the line, then blasting wide in front of an open goal and finally lacking the killer touch.

    Briand was the difference between the two sides and earned MOM, if he keeps performing like this could he keep Di Natale out?

    Seedorf should have at least got his side level, if not won the game!

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    hi there welcome to the best online soccer management game.Hope You Have Fun And Read Rules Need Any Help Mate Just Ask
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    !!FORZA MILAN!!


    The Second season gets underway in 2 days, and Milan manager Sam Wainwright has made the time to talk with us...
    and a Unlikely return from Dougal McDougall
    Dougal: Well Sam, are you looking forward to the new season and what are your main aims?
    Sam: First of all, welcome back Dougal we've bloody miss you. I am looking forward to the new season no doubt about it, It will be tougher, it will be rougher and you can bet your bottom dollar it'll be one heck of a season. I think our main aims are to get our second promotion in 2 seasons, so we can get up to the top flight with the best of them. Still, If we don't make it, I'd love for us to get the top 4 spot at least.
    Dougal: Well Good luck to you in it. In the transfer market it's been relatively quiet for you so far, is this likely to change?
    Sam: Well we bought in Monnet-Paquet and Albohassan Jafari to strengthen the youth, but I'm not so sure what position we need to fill, there has been alot of speculation that Kaka could well be on the move, this is partially true, we were quizzing a few managers about certain Player Exchanges and I feel that is the only way he will be going anywhere.
    Dougal: Ah reet, You've been in the management business for an awful long time, is there anybody you respect? highly? as a manager and somewhat a friend?
    Sam: Mark Farine and Mitu Ahmed. Definately. Us three have known each other a long time and have got on extremely well, i'd go as far to say as though i treat them like brothers, they are true friends of mine, despite Mitu losing it a bit with his Arsenal team, they are fantastic managers.
    Dougal: Finally, whats this I hear about the Ezequial Garay situation?
    Sam: Haha, well it's just a tell tale isn't it. Yep, we were going to bid again for Garay Bla bla bla. It isn't true of course, I haven't been in touch with the player, the team or his agent to be honest and I have no intention to do so either.
    Dougal: Ok Sam, thank you very much.
    Sam: Pleasure to see you after such a long abscence mate.

    TRANSFER TALK


    Milan have signed Youngsters Kevin Monnet-Paquet and Albolhassan Jafari
    to boost their youth ranks. Monnet-Paquet who was signed from RC Lens for a total of £2,010,000 on Tuesday night. The French whizz said: "I knew a few Big teams were interested in me, but not as big as Milan, I really cannot wait to play for them in the next few years, I can wait."
    Albolhassan Jafari who was signed for a fee of £6,000,000 from Sepahan said: "I know me and Kevin will have to wait till we get first team opportunities, but when you join a club like Milan, Waiting is the last thing on your mind."

    Monnet-Paquet for French Under 21's


    AC have loaned out Yoann Gourcuff & Daniel Bonera to Blackburn Rovers this week. Gourcuff who went on loan to Fiorentina last season said: "I don't mind going on loan, I can understand it, the manager wants me to play frequently but I am not good enough for the first team, I can accept that, I can't wait to play in England but I have heard it is cold so I am worried."



    Dmytro Chyhrynskyi, who has gone on loan to PSV Eindhoven is said to be very happy with the fact he will get first team action. Dmytro said: "I played for Milan last season and this season I get to play in Holland, it is very good time for me. I love my career."

    The Man With The Long Name.
    MATCH PREVIEW
    V


    Milan travel to the Friuli in the first game of the season to take on Division 3 champions Udinese.
    Sam Wainwright said: "It'll be tough, To be honest I hope to scrape a point. It will be a big turnout for us if we do, He is a great manager and at their ground I don't favour us, but we shall find out on sunday night."
    Milan will be without Brazilian sensation Ricardo Kaka for the game and assistant manager Gianfranco Zola said: "It's a big blow, but we have replacements."
    Udinese will be without Daniel Montenegro and Antonio Di Natale through suspension whilst Turkish whizzkid and Milan target Arda Turan is also suspended.
    Prediction: Udinese 1-0 Milan
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