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Everything posted by ars4nal_4ever

  1. Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... 1 word: Yes
  2. Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... Well the second id do in a heartbeat. Gourcuff is widely touted as the next Zidane and since Kaka's departure from Milan theres a space at attacking midfield perfect for him (although Ronaldinho may cause a few irritartions here). Meanwhile Ashley Young is EPL young player of the year and has been the heartbeat of a very succesful Aston Villa side. Hes been linked to a number of top teams including Man utd, Barca and Real Madrid although im not sure how much substance there is to those rumours. As for the Pato deal. Im not sure. On the one hand Pato could be a future 95, hes been truly immense this season and at just 20 . However, for every Messi that sets the world alight in his teens there are a dozen Micheal Owens, Nii Lampertys and Alan Smiths that turn out to be rubbish. That said niether Aquallini or Fellaini are that good. And IMO both would struggle to fit into their squad at full strength. So i would do it, but dont blame me if it all goes wrong Hope this helped m8
  3. Re: Will Anderson HERNANES rate go up in the next rating round? In 6 weeks ish, after the summer changes have been finished.
  4. Re: Why Is La Liga Proving To Be So Attractive? There is one definitive anser to this: the exchange rate. Previously the strong pound meant that we could get players abroad for (relatively) cheaply so we did. When the exchange rate was strongest in Summer 2008 the EPL brought in Robinho, Kompany, Pavluchenko, Mascherano, Modric, Boswinga, Deco, Jo, Nasri, Reira, Coloccini and Fellaini. While those who went in the other direction were either sold off cheaply or on frees or are only average (with a few exceptions). Flamini, Gilberto Silva, Hleb, Pique, Riise, Lehmann, Diarra, Makelele, Muntari and Shevchenko. And almost half of those are from Arsenal Instead La Liga took its transfers from other European leagues where the exchange rate was more reasnable. Now the situation has reversed and since football (as any large scale event does i should add) runs on money these days. La Liga is pretty much the EPLs equivalent in terms of skill so for the same football but more money (and a hotter climate ) where do u think the industries going to go? The change is completely economic, League snobbishness has nothing to do with it
  5. Re: Do you sign player in sm based on thier ingame performance or based on ther poten Usually id say potential but for the fact that i refused to sign Molinaro in a number of my clubs despite an appearent "guarranteed" rise (which nvr actually happened come to think of it ) because in several setups he has always played appallingly....
  6. Re: Sudden Cash injection? From my experience, this is only working with clubs that have not had the transfer budget system implemented so far. It used to be the case that the transfer budget system, whereby gate reciepts and tv revenue, had less short term effect on finances (making it easier for smaller clubs) was implemented at the start of the new season. However, with the site change presumerably the coding hasnt been addressed to factor in setups that have not had this change, so people are just getting large cash incomes as money they've lost over the season from negative revenue (wages being higher than income) has been wiped out in terms of transfer budget. This is just a theory but it seems coincidental that only my clubs which have not had the transfer budget system introduced have experienced these sudden rises in income, and that the money given ties in nicely with what i had generally lost during that season
  7. Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... Ive just accepted Kaka for Iniesta. I figured that playing Kaka, Ronaldo and goodness knows who else in the same team wont work. Kaka is a player that needs to act as the centre piece of a team and he wont get the oppurtunities he did at Milan at Real. Plus Iniestas been phonemonul recently. As you can tell im pretty sure already but just to check: do you think i should keep this deal or not?
  8. Just interested in peoples thoughts on these two defenders. Marquez has been out injured for a while now, missing out on the brilliant run of form which has won Barca the treble at home. Plus, with the rise of Gerard Pique (who looks to be an outstanding prospect) I cant see him keeping his spot. Lucio, although still a great player and Brazilian captain, Bayern Munich have struggled recently while the Bundesliga has dropped down the UEFA co-efficients list. Is a 94 still fair? What does everyone think?
  9. Re: Orlando sa Any news on where Lisandros going?
  10. Re: to trade or not to trade? Not unless your guaranteed to get some1 similar in to replace him eg: from an external club. Im no fan of Adebayour but 25 million for a youngish 93 is a pretty poor deal. That said if you can put the 25 into the 37 you already have and use it to buy a 95+ its well worth it. Hope this helped
  11. Re: Spanish Ratings Well the majority of the current players (hiddink was almost 10 years ago) came in under the presidency of Calderon, which was mainly the Capello era. All i can say is the man must have a penchant for dutchmen
  12. Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... Lol, but you can argue his insistence on sitting up at the top of the field like a potato keeps the full backs in line. If either full back goes on the attack all Man Utd would have to do is lob one over to Berbatov to hold up, Ronaldo or Rooney legs it up the wing, Berba slips in a through ball. Wham, bam, thank you ma'am. The perfect Man Utd counter. With Berbatov up the front the full backs have to hang back to protect against the runs of the United wingers, that results in a lack of width meaning the majority of the play is funnelled into the centre where the more than capable hands of Vidic and Ferdinand can stop anything happening. This just dosent work with Tevez, Ronaldo or Rooney in the main striking role. The former is too small, Ronaldo just hasnt got the mindset to hold up the ball and create assists and Rooney is just too hardworking...
  13. Sulaiman Al Fahim, the figurehead of the takeover of Man City a year ago, is reported to be in the final stages of securing a takeover deal for cash strapped Portsmouth. I should add here that although Al Fahim was the figurehead the real owner of Man City is Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, so he does not own two clubs (i doubt FIFA would allow it). He gave his first interview concerning the takeover ealrier this week and is posted here: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/557045-first-interview-with-pompeys-new-owner In short, he plans to add some much needed financial stability to the club, develop the youth system and has promised to fly over from Dubai to attend every home game (not even Abramovich manages that). He comes across as a pretty nice guy, citing his chairty works and he appears to be an arduent fan of football (he is a major benefactury behind soccer based charities such as "Camp Maradona") although he dosent seem to swear much personal loyalty to Pompy as a club at this point in time. I personally think additional arab takeovers now would be of benefit to the EPL, where as Man City on its own stood to monopolize the EPL and in ten years time we'd be looking at an ever-so-boring quintuple on the otherside of manchester with additional investment at least it stands to be a little less predictable. Who knows, within two years we could be looking at up to a 9 horse race for the league title (Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Everton, Tottenham, Portsmouth and Man City), thats almost Bundesliga levels of openness. What does everyone think? Nice to see one of the typical underdogs of UK football given a helping hand or just another unwanted foreign takeover leading to even more inflation and loss of traditional values?
  14. Re: mt's Summer Rating Predictions (Risers Only) He hasnt flopped as such, hes just suffered from severe homesickness. Basically hes flown the nest too young and is going to be loaned (notice not sold) back to Brazil for the next season so he can mature before returning. His play has been fine hes just not overly mentally stable atm
  15. Re: mt's Summer Rating Predictions (Risers Only) He hasnt flopped as such, hes just suffered from severe homesickness. Basically hes flown the nest too young and is going to be loaned (notice not sold) back to Brazil for the next season so he can mature before returning. His play has been fine hes just not overly mentally stable atm
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