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  1. Re: Fluffy's Asylum Current team: Made a few major signings in Johnson, Baines, Caybaye, Mirallas, Barkley, Januzaj and Alberto..... rest of the team is poor and will need improvement at least I cant get relegated...
  2. Re: Fluffy's Asylum Can include me on this as well haha
  3. Re: Fluffy's Asylum foursome last night was fun!
  4. Re: 'Friend Suggestions' This needs to be taken out.... fed up with "friend requests" from all sorts of people I dont know who are not even in any of my game worlds
  5. Re: DAiS Genesis | Media Smurf's Rundown of the season so far: Div 1: with 10 games gone it is currently Hannover 96 who sit top by 3 points over 2nd place Deportivo who they beat in the last game. Hannover have topped the league on many occasions over the seasons but have failed to win any league titles, coming within 1 point previously. Again this season Division 1 is a closely contested affair with only 6 points seperating 2nd from 8th with Celtic and Sochaux currently in the drop zone but with 4 games remaining anything can happen. Div 2: West Brom, Atlanta and Blackburn are the 3 main teams in contention for the top spot, the former 2 teams having both played in Division 1 previously will hope that puts them in good stead for the final 4 games Torino and Espanyol find themselves in the relegation fight with Basel just outside the bottom two but within 2 points of the drop. Div 3: Forest Green are defying the odds to lead the group with Mainz close behind by 1 point. the middle of the group is seperated by just 3 points from 3rd to 7th which will keep things interesting in regards to who scores a playoff place at the end of the season. Lasy years over achievers from Div 4 Leyton Orient find themselves rotted to the foot of Div 3 and are almost certain to go back down to Div 4 Div 4: Birmingham currently hold top spot by 7 points and look odds on to be promoted at the end of the season. Lens, Cardiff, Leicester, Watford and Dnipro will all fight it out for those two play off places and the chance of Div 3 football next season
  6. Re: The 4 Nation Challenge Perhaps they have superior tactics to yours? perhaps they are a better manager? perhaps it is luck..... who knows..... All we do know is you like to assume alot about about a team you say you know nothing about
  7. Re: The 4 Nation Challenge A stuttering start but managed to turn things around and secure quite a number of points from the last 10-11 games
  8. Re: The 4 Nation Challenge Leverkusen have added Messi, Fabregas and Di Maria to the Transfer List with the idea of exchanging them for other players No silly offers or I will make silly ones back
  9. Re: Sanchez + Nasri = Mata Haha I wondered if you'd spot this
  10. Re: Sanchez + Nasri = Mata Anyone at all?
  11. I have been offered Sanchez and Nasri in exchange for Mata in a GW, I am short on players to be fair, but I just wanted to know are These two players likely to drop in ratings any time soon? Many Thanks
  12. Re: DAiS Genesis | Media DAiS Genesis End of Season Transfer Report/Gossip Now that the GW has settled down, we look at the transfer dealings for Season 3 from the teams. Some Major signings and shock transfers have happened and here is a run down of them all DIVISION 1: Atlanta: A 9 point cushion gave Atlanta fans something to smile about as their team were crowned champions with games to spare. Manager Lee Bradbury has turned the team into a force to be reckoned with this season, bringing in such players as Sneijder, Lavezzi, Wilshere and Afellay to add some flair and attacking presence to the team. Other notable purcahses include Insua, Handanovic and Miranda with promising youngster Tom Ince also joining the team. Defence seems to be where Mr Bradbury wishes to improve the team next with a possible addition to centre midfield too for next season. Sochaux: A good season for Sochaux with only a few additions to the team but a solid performance throughout to finish 2nd, they will hope to close the gap to 1st next season and the acquisitions of Ramos, Hart and Marcelo will certainly help that. Sochaux are also looking to strengthen the defensive areas and depth to the squad. Deportivo: One of the bigger movers on the transfer front this season with quite a few new faces joining the team such as Javi Martinez, Drogba, Szczesny, Schwaab, Inui and Dawson. Some young talents have also been purchased with a view to the future team which could involve players like Kohr, Heintz, Muniesa, Rudiger and Kaminski. The depth of the squad is an area likely to see improvements next for Deportivo Hannover: Manager Scott Samuels secured long term target Robin Van Persie this season aswell as adding to the team with attacking players such as Kaka, Pedro, Hernandez and Sissoko. Hannover will look to add depth to the team and restructure their defence if possible to aid a push for the title next season. Parma: Many signings for Parma this season with the most notable being Barcelona midfielder Xavi. Arjen Robben, Hugo Lloris, Milito, Lopez also joined the team with Frank Tabanou and Coutinho joining the talented youth ranks. Parma are looking to sign top rated players to help push them up the table as while they are a solid Division 1 team they have not yet challenged for the title effectively. Torino: Hardly any purchases this season for Torino who will surely look to strengthen at the back and have done with the purchase of Sam Byram, Torino will look to add further solidarity to the team over the next season and hope to finish higher then the 6th place they achieved this season West Brom: New manager Gary Mack was unable to prevent his team suffering relegation this season, despite signing the likes of Fabregas, Bale, Paulinho, Dzagoev, Howedes and Monreal to name a few. Again depth is a key issue here and Mr Mack who is leaving the GW will pass the team on to a new manager who will look to improve the 2nd team and youth to step up into 1st team places. Swansea City: Not considered among the relegation candidates this season but found themselves at the foot of the table for most of the season. Manager Ashley Holtom has managed to capture a player some consider the best in the world alongside Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo will be strutting his stuff at the Liberty Stadium from now on, other players brought in include Dani Alves, Srna and Chico. Holtom has told us that he wishes to add depth to the team.
  13. Re: DAiS Genesis | Media DAiS Genesis End of Season Transfer Report/Gossip Now that the GW has settled down, we look at the transfer dealings for Season 3 from the teams. Some Major signings and shock transfers have happened and here is a run down of them all DIVISION 2: Trabzonspor: Easy winners of Division 2 with a 6 point gap, which wasn’t surprising with Messi running the show for the team. Manager Ben Magee has only brought in two youth players this season, clearly with a view to saving up for some more superstars in the hope of an assault on Division 1 next term. Wigan: Gonzalo Higuain is the name on all the Wigan supporters lips as the club signed the talismanic front man. Also signed was Anderson Hernanes to add some flair and creativity to the team. Strength at the back will be on the mind of the manager going into the new season. AS Monaco: Despite bringing in key players such as Benzema, Nasri, Vermaelen, Balzaretti, Cabella and Isla, Monaco manager Mr Dhabi was unable to secure promotion this season but will be 1 of the favourites for next season's promotional charge. A defensive midfielder is high on the list of targets for the forthcoming season. FSV Mainz: Just the two purchases but valuable ones in Fellani and Sandro this season. Mainz will look to push for promotion under new boss Patrick Olsson Espanyol: A few additions at Espanyol with Gokan Inler and Bruno Gaspar being the biggest names to join the club. Davide Petrucci joins the youth ranks and the team will look to add a winger and forward next season Leeds United: New manager Yuri Laszlo Broggio Silva (what a mouthful) has made only a couple of purchases and both of those have been talented youngsters in the form of Osvaldo Lourenco and Wellington Aparecido. A left back is sorely needed as others have had to play out of position all season to fill the void at left back. Cardiff: Just a couple of additions at Cardiff where manager Dai Smout regularly gets left behind in the transfer market, none the less the team has been added to with Pablo Hernandez and Angel Di Maria being brought in. A number of players have left in order for that to happen including character Mario Balotelli Celtic: Transfer Information was Not available due to manager's lack of communication
  14. Re: DAiS Genesis | Media DAiS Genesis End of Season Transfer Report/Gossip Now that the GW has settled down, we look at the transfer dealings for Season 3 from the teams. Some Major signings and shock transfers have happened and here is a run down of them all DIVISION 3: Blackburn: Jose Nowinho made a number of signings after being appointed manager at Blackburn, most notably Wayne Rooney who chocked the football world when he agreed to join Rovers, Anyukov soon joined him as did Zhirkov and Mauri. Black burn also brought in a lot of young players, in the hope to build a successful youth scheme for the future Real Betis: Mariappa Adrian, Pearce Alex, Fedotov Semen, Pardo Rubén, Cuadrado Juan, Martinez Alex, Keet Darren are all names I'm sure you wont have heard of before, however they have been brought into the Betis team, a team that gained promotion in the play-off’s and have been playing above their weight for some considerable time, much of that has to be placed at some astute management from their manager. Some late purchases resulted in Costa and Garay joining the team to help with next season's change of opponents. Dnipro: Due to a change in management we were unable to ascertain the movements of players into Dnipro this season FC Basel: Some big names joined Basel this season with well known players such as Mascherano, Gerrard, Ramires, Castro, Mertens, Badstuber, Fernando and Guarin all joining the team, some veteran players were let go and some due to lack of funds. The focus next season appears to be on youth and stability Southampton: Only 4 players brought in this season with a couple of youth players in Meade and Veseli, along with a couple of 1st team players in De Silvestri and Biabiany who will be pushing for a starting place. Defence is an area that Manager Ashley Kirk will look to improve on in an attempt to push for promotion. Chievo: Some big names have joined Chievo this season such as Doumbia, Pastore, Cassano, Richards, Lucas, Adams, Pienaar, and Cole. Pastore has to be the pick of the bunch, his talent and vision will help the team immensely and the old head of Cassano could prove invaluable. Defence is an area many teams are looking to improve, so players will become harder and harder to find. Hertha: Manager Iain Watson has been hailed as a miracle worker as he completed the signing of Junior Neymar, some consider Neymar as the brightest young talent in the world currently as it was a major coop for Hertha to secure his signature. Other players brought in include world class midfielder Iniesta and versatile defender Arbeloa, with a number of younger players also purchased to provide cover. Leyton Orient: The tiny club have brought in some huge players this season who will hope to stop the slide of the club. Steve Mandanda will now stand between the posts for the team and will save the team countless times over the next season. Asamoah was also brought in, the Ghananian midfielder will shore up the middle of the park nicely. Leroy Fer was also convinced to join Orient and will provide some attacking flair from midfield. Baysse, Djebbour and Ruiter have also joined the team and will look to improve themselves into starting places.
  15. Re: DAiS Genesis | Media DAiS Genesis End of Season Transfer Report/Gossip Now that the GW has settled down, we look at the transfer dealings for Season 3 from the teams. Some Major signings and shock transfers have happened and here is a run down of them all DIVISION 4: Birmingham: Birmingham were one of the most active teams in the market, bringing in such players as Fabian Johnson, Tomovic, Mancienne, Barragan, Lopes, Gibson, Celustka, Rodriguez, Hegeler, Frei, Sanchez, Diouf, Diawara and Skjelbred to name a few. Theo Walcott was the most notable player to leave to provide funds for some of the purchases. Manager David Garvock intends to sell some of the free agents he purchased to re-invest in the squad next season. CSKA Sofia: Only a few new signings with Marko Marin the best known, Mermijl, Sylla and Sakor also brought into the team. Up front is an area Mr Rudd will look to improve and general depth to the team as well. Watford: Promoted to Division 3 for next season, Manager Craig Sinclair has made some astute purchases with Huntelaar, Nani and Akinfeev providing some much needed quality to the team. Gouffran, Farfan, Assou-Ekotto, Danny, Flamini and Al Habsi also bringing some quality and experience to the squad. Defence needs a major overhaul even by the managers own admission, so that they can prevent a relegation battle. Leicester City: Manager Paul Bamber has added a huge amount of depth to the team, some of the better known players include Dragovic, Kirchhoff, Fernando, Traore, Kokorin, Stindl, Herrmann and Matavz. Some huge players also brought in with Iker Munian, Asmir Begovic, Taison, Salvio and Danilo will help the team immensely over the next few seasons. CB and LB are area's the manager would like to improve but finances are tight. Blackpool: No purchases at Blackpool this season but that was down to a lack of funds and no buyers for the players the manager wanted to sell. Midfield and up front are area's the manager would like to improve to push for promotion this coming season. Forest Green Rovers: Franceso Totti, Maicon, Motta, Moreno, Demichelis and Dunne were unvield to the crowd this season, much to the complete shock of the footballing world. FGR will be looking to improve their league position and push for a play-off place with an eye on replacing the mental GK if anyone becomes available. RC Lens: Manager Ryan Grosvenor has taken the team by the scruff of the neck, bringing in respected forward Negredo to lead the line. Rickie Lambert will partner him with Chantome slotted into midfield to provide the assists. Michel Vorm will be a solid addition in goal. RC Lens have suffered with a lack of defensive discipline over the last few seasons and will look to rectify that asap. Braintree Town: Only a few players brought in this season with only 1 worth mentioning, promising English Talent Daniel Sturridge has joined the club and will hope to help the club who finished bottom of Division 4 this season. Manager Nick Justice is a staunch believer in English talent and has kept the team to English roots so will look to continue that tradition.
  16. Re: DAiS Genesis | Media Or the smurf with torettes
  17. Re: CUSTOM 2012 - The Final Dai's without a doubt for me, I have 13 teams and Dai's Genesis is the 1 world that I check most, 5+ times a day!!! The facebook group is what sets this game world apart from all the others, the guys are great for a laugh and to banter with constantly!
  18. Re: DAiS Genesis | Media DAiS Genesis End of Season Transfer Report/Gossip After a busy initial period in the GW when it started and a few more comings and goings over the course of the season, Sky Sports took the chance to speak to each manager briefly and find out who had been their best purchase, who was one for the future, who hadn't performed to expectations and where the teams were likely to strengthen over the coming season. Division 1 West Brom: Absolutely nothing remains of the original team that Kevin V took over at the start of the campaign, every single player in the team currently has been brought in with the likes of Alonso, Dzeko, Carrick, Marchisio, Melo, Koscielny, Richards, Cahill and De Gea now strutting their stuff at The Hawthorns its not hard to see why West Brom won the Division comfortably Best Purchase: I would have to say Edin Dzeko. Has bagged 9 goals in 12 appearances. Has 1/4 of our goals this season(36). The leading scorer for Division 1. Two MoM awards. Great guy to have. Player(s) to improve next season: I expect Marchisio(91), Koscielny(90), Cahill(89) to all get at least a +1 next rating changes. Marchisio has bagged 6 goals as well. Great to see a midfielder scoring. Player not living upto expectations: Don't really have a player who hasn't lived up to their expectations. They've all been doing well thus it is the reason why we are in 1st place. Love all my lads. Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: Will be looking to improve my defense up a little bit. Possibly get a strong defender to lead the defense. Up front and in the midfield, we look pretty solid but it never hurts to improve there as well. Leeds United: Leeds haven't brought in any major stars this season but have instead opted for a squad built on youth and potential, and they have impressed majorly in their debut season finishing 2nd, with the likes of Walker, Strootman, Rondon, Courtois, Varane, Ola, Caulker and Shelvey providing the backbone to a young talented team. Leeds also have a talented youth team to look forward to blooding over the next few seasons. Best Purchase: Greatest signing for me so far has been Ola John. 5 goals & 5 assists has been a key contribution to our surprise success so far this season. Player(s) to improve next season: I'm keen to see how a lot of my first team develop over the coming seasons. I expect the likes of Varane, Courtois, Narsingh & Strootman to contribute more individually & collectively. Player not living upto expectations: Salomon Rondon hasn't fulfilled the role expected at the club. For a centre forward to only average 1 goal every 3 games, especially given how many chances we create, is bordering on pathetic. Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: I think Leeds need to strengthen in most areas in order to have more squad depth. Injuries or suspensions are leaving big gaps at the moment. 1 key area for strengthening will be upfront. We've had superior possession & chances in a lot of matches, but no real poacher to lead the line effectively & hit the onion bag. Hannover 96: With a total of 12 new faces coming in and a lot of old faces heading out, Hannover no longer resemble the team of last season, instead the likes of Modric, Toure, Mata, Van der Vaart, Carvalho, Abidal, Barry and Badstuber now make Hannover a solid but exciting team to watch Best Purchase: Rafael Van Der Vaart has been immense for Hannover this season, Barry has been solid in midfield also Player(s) to improve next season: Lindergaard really needs to improve in goal Player not living upto expectations: Palacio hasn't scored enough and Lindergaard has let in too many Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: I think we need a prolific striker and possibly someone to challenge Lindergaard in goal, other then that a general depth to the squad is needed Deportivo: Deportivo have bucked the trend also and stayed loyal to their Spanish roots with many of their players being of the same nationality as the team. Alboil and Iraol top the bill for the team which also has the likes of Del Moral, Reyes, Herra, Ruiz, Cellejon, Thiago and Rodrigo. They do however have a lot of players on loan and that could impact them next season Best Purchase: Thiago is my best signing Player(s) to improve next season: Happy with the majority of my squad that i'd expect to also improve, players like Itursspe, Callejon and Adrian have stood out. Player not living up to expectations: Not really anyone who hasnt lived up to expectations. Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: Squad depth will need improving, I lose a lot of loans and have no money, could struggle next year. Parma: The signing of Robin Van Persie by Parma showed their clear intentions coming into the season, however it has taken some time for RVP to gel and rumour has it he may be on his way out of Parma if his performances don't improve. Manager Sean Fitzpatrick has also added the likes of Joe Hart in goal and Martinez, Arbeloa, Marin, Bender, Alba, Mollo, Nastasic and Niang to the team Best Purchase: Jordi Alba – been a rock on the left hand side Player(s) to improve next season: Emanuel Herrera – had a top start with 3 goals and 3 assists in 3 games, and will only get better Player not living upto expectations: RVP has flopped – and will probably be sold ASAP Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: Need some better reserve’s. Swansea City: Swansea have been very active in the market, and have added major stars to their team, the signing of Falcao was seen as a masterpiece by many in the club and adding the likes of Gameiro, Nene, Luiz, Lescott, Stekelenburg, Dembele, Garcia and Cleverley has added defensive strength and attacking creativity to an already strong side. Best Purchase: I'd say Falcao purely for him being at a club like Swansea. Player(s) to improve next season: Stekelenburg - hasn't performed the best but can be solid, will look for him to improve next season. Player not living upto expectations: Leichsteiner - has been to injury prone Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: General depth, in defence and on the wings mainly. Cardiff City Struggling Cardiff have brought in 8 players for the 1st team, with the passionate and often volatile Mario Balotelli leading the line up front, others include Griezmann, Papadopoulos, Munoz, Aurtenetex, Pereira and Leno. Predicted for relegation by many it will be a struggle to turn the team into a title challenging or promotion team. Best Purchase: Following the departure of some older members, we were in need of a star goal scorer to take us forward. and I think we have found that person in Balotelli whom, with experience, will settle more as a player and a person. Player(s) to improve next season: Others I expect to improve are Griezmann, Papadopoulos and Autenetxe Player not living up to expectations: No comment (All of them - Scott?) Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: We will need to strengthen all areas of the field in the future, perhaps starting with the Defence. yet, Cardiff isn't a rich club and it will take time. Celtic: Suprising relegation candidates Celtic have signed 4 players into the 1st team and a few more to add to the reserve and youth teams. Eden Hazard is their star man but has spent a lot of time on the sidelines with injury for which the Hoops have suffered because of. With the strength of the teams in the Division below it is not certain that Celtic will be able to come back up now they are relegated. None the less the likes of De Jong, Cissokho, Vargas and Joe Ledley will be hoping the Hoops can bounce back next season. Best Purchase: Eden Hazard - shame he's already been injured due to the hatchet men of the SPL and the philosophy of other managers to kick style and ability out of our game!! Player(s) to improve next season: I would be hoping quite a few of the original squad would be improving such as Wanyama, Forrest etc. Thank goodness it doesn't relate to SM form or they'd all be rated below 80... Player not living upto expectations: No such thing. I never make a bad signing. Jeez, that would be like admitting I got something wrong. (the fact your going down would suggest the entire team really - Scott) Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: Team needs to improve defensively. Something I am already looking into. And it will help if we can keep our star man on the pitch for the majority of matches. Scott Samuels would like to thank ALL managers that have taken part in the report
  19. Re: DAiS Genesis | Media DAiS Genesis End of Season Transfer Report/Gossip After a busy initial period in the GW when it started and a few more comings and goings over the course of the season, Sky Sports took the chance to speak to each manager briefly and find out who had been their best purchase, who was one for the future, who hadn't performed to expectations and where the teams were likely to strengthen over the coming season. Division 2 Atlanta: Division 2 champions by 4 points over the chasing pack and with over 15 new players this season its been a busy time for Atlanta. Mario Gomez is their star man up front, but Demba Ba has been stealing the limelight with his assists and goals. Santi Corzola was seen as an astute purchase and he plays alongside Meireles, Milner, Fellaini, Naldo, Weise, Jelavic and Smalling to name a few. Best Purchase: Hmmm, probably going to say Demba Ba. He assisted every goal we scored in the first 5 games and launched us to the top of the table. Player(s) to improve next season: Everyone has lived up to expectations, though I'd like to see Gomez get a few more goals next term. Player not living up to expectations: None Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: As for improving the squad, I definitely need more depth. Defence is sorted in that respect, but midfield and attack are paper-thin. In fact, I think that the complete lack of injuries and suspensions have been a key factor in us winning the Division 2 title. Wigan Athletic: With over 20 new players at the DW Stadium, Wigan no longer resemble the struggling team of old. Star man Fernando Torres leads the line alongside other players such as: Song, Kagawa, Parker, Handanovic, Ramirez, San Jose, De Bruyne and Moses. A strong team that will be one of the front runners for promotion next season. Best Purchase: Has to be Torres - current top scorer in the league Player(s) to improve next season: Picked up Wisdom for chairman value he's going to be my biggest riser in the next year or so but shortly, Kagawa Player not living up to expectations: Scott Parker but only because he got a 5 week injury in the 1st game of the season and our form was patchy as best when he was out Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: I’ve got good balance to the squad so if anywhere defence could do with a ratings boost Espanyol: 9 players have been brought in to the 1st 11 to strengthen the team and provide a base to build on, Moutinho being the star of the show here and Oliver Giroud hoping to pick off the chances layed on to him from the likes of Yarmolenko, Ranocchia, Nagatomo, Carroll, Jallet and De Marcos Best Purchase: João Moutinho. Great player, great performance. Player(s) to improve next season: I think I have some players that have margin to improve, maybe not shortly, like Alex Sandro, Yarmolenko, but even Nagatomo, Giroud and Ranocchia. Let's wait and see. Player not living up to expectations: Óscar De Marcos is my disappointment so far... Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: The team is quite balanced but I think the right wing and centre mid both need some improvement. Leyton Orient: Alot of signings at Orient, with many of the new players being young talents such as Macheda, Obi, Livermore, Digne and Pogba. Mid-table obscurity becons for Orient unless further purchases are made. Best Purchase: My greatest signing has without a doubt been Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore! 8 goals in 13 games ... same as Fernando Torres .. That's something to admire, especially in this muppet setu... ehrm, wonderful piece of work by Mr.Dai (heartless mongrel) Player(s) to improve next season: The one I expect to rise the most out of my signings is Toulouse youngster Wissam Ben Yedder who should rise by atleast +8. Player not living up to expectations: And the one not living up to expectations I must say have been Mr Paul Pogba ... git Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: Well, I AM looking to improve my defensive aspects with 1 or 2 signings ... aswell as perhaps adding 3 young risers to secure some future growth within the team. I'm satisfied with my captain Bisevac, aswell as my GK Kapino, 2 main midfielders Kondogbia and Livermore aswell as my "star" striker Macheda ... but decent depth aswell as a decent CB partner to Bisevac (til Umtiti rises) is what I need the most probably. I've won alot of games with this team, and why really bother changing a winning concept ? (Yawn – are you finished yet? - Scott) Sochaux: Manager Anthony Maddison has reshaped the team, buying in such stars as Mascherano, Subotic, Hernandez, Szczesny, Lamela, Matip, Danilo and Alaba it is no wonder that they survived the relegation battle and will look to improve next season. Best Purchase: Duarte Bernard has probably been my best signing this season, he’s performed consistently well in a poor side and has more goals from midfield than Hernandez has up front in less games Player(s) to improve next season: There are a number of players that I expect to improve soon, Alaba, Matip, Lamela, Danilo. Ahamada, Isco, Xhaka, Maher, Zouma, the list goes on and promises a bright future (it’s the present that we’re screwed in!). Player not living up to expectations: Most disappointing player could be a number of them, Mascherano as Captain has been poor, Hernandez has been rubbish up front, however Subotic as one of the highest rated players in the side has been god-awful! Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: I’m fairly happy with the balance of the side in general, but we a striker than can actually score. That and at least one higher rated midfielder will be priority. 1. FSV Mainz 05: 8 players brought into the 1st team with some exciting players especially Llorente who has been key to the team, others brought in include Matri, Bonucci, Evans, Piatti, Feghouli and Lulic Best Purchase: its got to be Selcuk Inan...5 goals / 2 assists from the center of midfield. Player(s) to improve next season: Piatti / Feghouli ( both fantastic little players in my opinion) Player not living up to expectations: Fernanado Llorente has been a bit of a let down.I'll probably flog him when his TB is up. Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: Thinking of looking for a new keeper in the close season, I have Zelko Brkic in reserve ( a potential +3 perhaps ?) but then again I have never been any good at all that riser stuff...other than that a bit of depth across the squad I think. FC Basel: With a small squad at FC Basel its been a struggle, their key man is clearly Podolski who poses their greatest goal scoring threat, Sahin and Afellay provide the midfield with vision and Mandzukic offers some much needed width, Agger and Barzagli off a solid centre pairing with Enrique and Zabaleta rounding off the defence, Portuguese keeper Rui Patrico between the sticks. Some young talents also in the team such as Buttner, Shaqiri and Borini. Best Purchase: Podolski has been the best signing. Player(s) to improve next season: Buttner will definitely improve. Player not living up to expectations: Shaqiri has not performed up to standards. Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: If we don’t get relegated, we would like to get a few more defenders and reserves. Southampton: A completely new team but not one that could stop Southampton from being relegated, stars such as Reus, Anderson, Henderson, Rodwell, Krul, Hoilett, Alverez and Sigurdsson were unable to avoid relegation and the prospect of games in Division 3 next season. Best Purchase: Greatest signing is Marco Reus by a country mile. Player(s) to improve next season: Looking at my squad, Carl Jenkinson is looking at the biggest rise in rating. Player not living up to expectations: Person least living up to expectations is most definitely Hoilett, although I have two players I brought in without a club (Boenisch + Breno) Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: Definitely need an improvement on my defense, not a problem scoring but I let a lot in. Scott Samuels would like to thank ALL managers that have taken part in the report
  20. Re: DAiS Genesis | Media DAiS Genesis End of Season Transfer Report/Gossip After a busy initial period in the GW when it started and a few more comings and goings over the course of the season, Sky Sports took the chance to speak to each manager briefly and find out who had been their best purchase, who was one for the future, who hadn't performed to expectations and where the teams were likely to strengthen over the coming season. Division 3 Torino: Crowned champions by way of goal difference (aided by division top scorer Ledwandowski) Torino have brought in many established stars such as Diarra, Dempsey, Boateng, Arteta, Abbiati, Giovinco and Kaboul. The purchases of Guidetti and Henriquez show promise for the future of Torino Best Purchase: Lewandowski Player(s) to improve next season: No Answer Player not living up to expectations: Lass Diarra Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: Not sure, maybe the wing Dnipro: 9 new faces at Dnipro with a mixture of youth and experience in the lineup, Huntelaar leads the front line with the future talent of Sturridge alongside him, Jack Wilshere and Yohan Cabaye command the midfield and play alongside players such as Rafinha, Giuliano and Sokratis Best Purchase: After having a sloppy start in his play making roll and has now come good it has to be Jack Wilshere. Player(s) to improve next season: I expect Cabaye to improve a bit more Player not living up to expectations: I am not happy with Daniel Sturridge, who has not delivered as yet. Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: I feel we need to improve in the midfield more than anything. Trabzonspor: Trabzonspor are another team who have replaced their entire team and were unlucky to miss out on promotion and will surely be favourites for the new season when they have players such as Pirlo and Zanetti alongside such young exciting players like Neymar, Young, Gustavo, Baines, Welbeck, Johnson, Ben Arfa, Rafael and Joe Allen. Phil Jagielka marshals the defence alongside Vertonghen. Best Purchase: Neymar, got him in a part-ex for chairman’s value and he's already almost doubled in value by getting his +1 last week. Player(s) to improve next season: Oscar to become a part of the first team soon due to his game time/goals at Chelsea, and I'm hoping both Rafael and Cuenca will get rises in the next ratings too. Player not living up to expectations: I can't really fault anyone's performance so far this season as all my first team players are averaging a 7.5 or above! Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: For next season, I may need to bring in someone to challenge Ter Stegen in goal (the lowest rated player in my starting XI at 87) but it depends how he fares when the German ratings come around! Hertha BSC: Mid table finish for Hertha who will hope to do better next season, Carlos Tevez is their key man who will look to be firing on all cylinders and Peter Cech needs to be on his best form to keep the clean sheets needed for promotion next season. Other stars for the team include Damiao, Moura, Kroos, Osvaldo, Gutierrez, Tiote, Jones, Kone, Oxade-Chamberlain, Tello and Bertrand. Best Purchase: Bertrand, Tello, Oxlade Chamberlain and a few others Player(s) to improve next season: Player not living up to expectations: As for players living up to expectations, if any of my players do poorly then that is because I have not played the right formation or tactics or both. Manager will be ultimately the one to blame. Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: to be honest I am always striving to strengthen but at this moment I am reasonably happy. Leicester City: With 17 new faces at the King Power Stadium it was a comfortable mid-table finish for Sam Wainwright and his Leicester team. Defoe and Pandev lead the line while Nocerino commands the midfield alongside Belluschi and Matuidi, Alex and Fanni (s – Scott) keep things tight at the back (see what I did there? - Scott) with experience in Phil Neville and talent in David Santon to add to the mix. Best Purchase: My greatest signings have been Goncalves Jonas and Jermain Defoe. even though they've only scored 6 between them, I cannot fault their efforts. Player(s) to improve next season: N/A Player not living up to expectations: I'm a little disappointed in all aspects of my team, I expected them to have performed better, but it is our first season together, everybody needs time to gel. Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: When we have suspensions and injuries we don't have a lot of cover so that's our first port of call for next season and with that we can hopefully seal promotion. Braintree Town: Braintree only just escaped relegation and while there have been many new players come into the club, there hasn't been a key signing of any massive quality to aid the cause. None the less plenty of young talent has been snapped up by the manager, with a clear focus on the long term future of the club. Wonder-kid Raheem Sterling was brought in, much to everyone's amazement and John Ruddy signed to keep the goals out, others include: Tomkins, Zaha, Rhodes, Gardner, Kane, Norwood, Mccleary, Baker and Robinson. Best Purchase: Wilfred Zaha Player(s) to improve next season: Raheem Sterling Player not living up to expectations: John Ruddy Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: I need to add higher rated players in order to cause more of a threat, however sticking with just British players for my Braintree Town, however I feel I have put up a very good fight for the team I had at the start was the weakest! Blackburn Rovers: Blackburn were unable to avoid the drop despite boasting a team full of established and exciting players. Key players such as Lavezzi, Valencia, Cassano, Ramires, Vermaelen, Mandanda, Asamoah, Toure, Diaby and Kolarov didnt perform as well as they should have done. Blackburn will hope they can gel better for next season and bounce back with promotion. Best Purchase: If I could answer no-one I would but I cant so I'll give an answer... Tommy Vermaelan I believe he is a rock at the back of a leaky defence. Player(s) to improve next season: El Shaarawy I'm expecting big things from him Player not living up to expectations: Cassano/Lavezzi both have let me down Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: All change and a major overhaul will be enforced. Watford: New manager Craig will have his work cut out for him taking over the relegated Watford, but a few new faces will certainly help. Brad Friedel will offer stability in goal, with Diego Lugano holding the fort in front of him. Denilson running the show in midfield and Lukaku to provide the all important goals Watford will need. Best Purchase: I have made some improvements to my squad quickley and both brad friedle and lugano know how good they are. the signing of lukaku is a real coup for us and is by far a great bargin and my best signing yet. Player(s) to improve next season: unfortunatley i am not able to answer this question yet, i have alot of young players coming in and hope they all improve beyond expectations. Player not living up to expectations: ross murrey, hes young and looking to improve Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: all over. my squad is very poor and i will be bringing alot of changes especially in defence and upfront. Scott Samuels would like to thank ALL managers that have taken part in the report **Note: Some club crests were unavailable
  21. Re: DAiS Genesis | Media DAiS Genesis End of Season Transfer Report/Gossip After a busy initial period in the GW when it started and a few more comings and goings over the course of the season, Sky Sports took the chance to speak to each manager briefly and find out who had been their best purchase, who was one for the future, who hadn't performed to expectations and where the teams were likely to strengthen over the coming season. Division 4 Chievo: Champions of Division 4, manager Garry Crawford can look forward to next season playing in Div 3. Key player Ganso has played outstandingly and much will be expected of him again this season, other players such as Downing, Santos, Fletcher. Naismith, Torje, Ekdal and Erding will be expected to help push for further promotions alongside any new acquisitions. Best Purchase: Getting Ganso was like a dream come true, Fletcher has been a good purchase too Player(s) to improve next season: Most of my team I expect to improve having bought a completely new team Player not living up to expectations: No comment Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: A new keeper is what I'm after AS Monaco: Promoted in the play-off’s and had the best goal difference in the league, much of that down to the heroics of experienced keeper Buffon. Monaco have built a team around older more experienced players and it seems to have paid off. Cabiasso, Pepe, Milito, Adriano, Gervinho, Briand, Pizzaro, Toivonen, Garay, Gignac, Mirallas and Tosic among many many new players at Monaco. Best Purchase: Diego Milito, he's a monster striker. Player(s) to improve next season: Toivonen, as my play-maker, I think that he will improve next season Player not living up to expectations: Nobody, the team was perfect this season. Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: Maybe a better rated defender. Real Betis: Unlucky not to gain promotion, but will be among the favourites for this season with a team boasting such players as the exciting Schurrle, Rodriguez, Bojan, Poli, N'Koulou, Romero, Gibbs, Coates and Grenier Best Purchase: Andre Schurrle Player(s) to improve next season: Poli Player not living up to expectations: James Rodriguez Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: Defence CSKA Sofia: Mid-table finish for Sofia who will hope to improve the team and position next season. Samuel runs the team from defence while Quagliarella is their main goal scoring threat. Sofia will hope that Adler, Andre and Jordan Ayew, Dost, Holtby, Fabio and Henriksen will perform better next season. Best Purchase: Bas Doost and Rene Adler have been the stand out players for me so far. Player(s) to improve next season: I am hoping Lewis Holtby, Markus Henriksen, both the Ayew's and Bas Doost will get better and better Player not living up to expectations: Quagliarella has had a poor goal return so I'm a little disappointed with him even though his ratings have been good. Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: As for squad improvements, Defence. Midfield. Attack. I didn’t have a lot to work with to start off!! RC Lens: A solid team has been built at Lens but no stand out stars have been brought in, Lens are hard to beat but have nobody to change the game for them. They rely on such players as Pepe, Filipe, Fernandez, Leon, Bonera, Djourou, Costa and Santa Cruz *Manager was unable to give an interview Birmingham: New manager David Garvock has been brought in as results have not been as expected at Birmingham, none the less the team has brought in lots of new players and will be looking forward to a better campaign under new management. Boussoufa their key man alongside Lazovic, Trochowski, Mesto, Taiwo, Rossi, Patrick and Vivano *Manager was unable to give an interview Blackpool: Currently being managed by caretaker boss Ian Holloway while they wait for a new manager to be appointed. Blackpool finished joint bottom despite having names such as Neuer, Abate, Schmelzer, Martin, Reinartz, Yanga-Mbiwa and Alderweireld in the team. A new manager is clearly needed to lead this team out of relegation fights each season. *Manager was unable to give an interview Forest Green Rovers: One of our smallest teams but certainly not one of the quiestest in the market this season with over 60 new players being brought in and the entire previous squad being sold. With the average age of the 1st team being almost 40 its not hard to see why Forest were unable to keep up with the other teams boasting younger, fitter players. Many of Forest's team will retire at the end of the season leaving chances for some of the youth team to come through and prove their worth. Best Purchase: Robbie Fowler - £1.1m for a 37 year old seems a lot but with 3 goals in just 8 games Robbie has been great and had he been available all season we wouldn't have finished 8th. Player(s) to improve next season: 18 yr old who supplied the ammunition for Andy Polo now getting recognition in his own right with a move to Villareal from Peru. Plenty 1st team experience in Peru should see him get a decent rise when Spanish D2 is looked at. Player not living up to expectations: Andrei Borissov, 43 yr old Estonian enforcer was to boss our midfield. Bought for £370k on 04/09 he proceeded to drop -6 on 21/09 and is now worth £10k...and picked up 4 YC's in the 5 games he did play in! Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: Chikoya, Civa, Litmanen, Piracaia and Carty are all set to retire so youth will be promoted however this will still leave us short on quality at the back. A -27 goal difference needs to be lower next season as we only finished bottom on goal difference, not points. Scott Samuels would like to thank ALL managers that have taken part in the report **Note: Some club crests were unavailable
  22. Re: DAiS Genesis | Members manager details manager nameScott Samuels club details club nameHannover 96 Hannoverscher Sportverein von 1896, commonly referred to as Hannover 96, Hannover or simply 96, is a German association football club based in the city of Hanover, Lower Saxony. Hannover 96 play in the Bundesliga, the top tier in the German football league system. chairman expectation This season your Chairman expects you to challenge for the title manager expectationTo challenge for the title and beat Dai (not hard really) media news club news Yaya Toure, Mata, Van der Vaart and Modric brought in to light up the midfield manager news Possible deal for RVP being discussed which could see Mata head the other way
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