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About Quipton

  • Rank
    Non-League Player
  • Birthday 01/26/1991


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  • Favourite Football Club
    Crystal Palace
  • Participating In Following Setups
    GC 316, EC 2336
  • SM Honours Won
    Division 3 Title, Division 2 Runner Up and English Cup Runner Up
  1. The Squad Advice Thread Been working on this squad for about 4 years now, gradually improving each position. I have been talking to one of the managers and he said he can give me Lewandowski OR Giroud providing I meet his value (in part ex or cash) and send him a few youngsters on loan. Lewandowski is nearly £30million so I am not sure if I could raise that much but Giroud is only £10.5m and in my opinion will be better value. This does mean I will have to sell people/use them in part-ex so I need suggestions on who to cull from my squad. Thanks! Ter Stegan Kapino Gibbs Fryers Badstuber Cahill Boateng Caulker Clyne Buttner Alves Shaw Wisdom Jenkinson Wallace Fellaini Thiago Verratti Pogba Shelvey Coutinho Navas Moses Sterling Frimpong McEachran Ward-Prowse Gardner Williams Hazard Eisfeld Zaha Ameobi Suarez Hernandez Sturridge Bony Henriquez People in Italics are Transfer-Banned People in Bold are on Loan
  2. Season 12 Preview - Watford Overview Watford are a team based within 30 minutes of London, at a relatively small stadium named Vicarage Road, with a capacity of 17,477. The Hornets, as they are also regularly known as, moved to said ground in 1922 from Cassio Road and played their first home game on August Bank Holiday in that same year. Further on in the history of the club, Watford appointed Graham Taylor as their manager. The future England boss took the small fourth division club from rags to riches, well not riches, but to the heights of the old First Division - now the Premier League., a place in the UEFA Cup and to an FA Cup title by the '84 season. In more recent history, the Pozzo Family - owners of Serie A team Udinese and La Liga team Grenada - completed a takeover of the-then second division relegation threatened team and appointed Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola as Head Coach who took them to a Third Place Finish and a Play-Off Final spot at Wembley (Where they lost the the famous Crystal Palace ) Within EC2933, however we do not enjoy the same successes as in reality and the Pozzo family were forced to sack Zola and replace him with a young, up and coming manager - Tyler Smart who has currently seemed to turn around the fortunes of the club with a strong foundation set up, full of Italian legends, and has generated a realistic shot at promotion this season. Squad The current squad boasts a near-perfect balance between young, fresh, high-potential talent and experienced hard-nuts that can handle themselves at any level. Tyler Smart has announced his 21-man squad for the upcoming season and we can now digest and review that for you. Goalkeepers - Michel Vorm (Swansea), Manuel Almunia (Watford) Vorm has proved more than his weight in the Premier League for Swansea and is relativity young for a Goalkeeper. Signed for a hefty price of £10 million after handing in a transfer request at his previous club, Smart has taken a big gamble on this one - and it is looking like it is paying off. Accompanied with the £2.7 million addition of Manuel Almunia, who can supply Vorm with top-quality advice from the top leagues and Smart has an almost unstoppable force. Right Backs - Emmanuel Eboue (Galatasaray), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton) Again Smart has continued the ideal of signing an experienced 'titan' in said position to train and help a younger player of the same position. This time former Arsenal full-back Emmanuel Eboue has been recrutied from Galatasaray in a £4.7 million deal and Nathaniel Clyne - one of the creams in the team, signed from Stockport County in an £11 million deal on Smart's first day in charge - has a promising future ahead of him. Center Backs - Alessandro Nesta (Montreal Impact), Ricardo Costa (Valencia) The owners have obviously influenced Smart's decision in bringing in legend Italian defender Alessandro Nesta. With 78 caps for his country, and 224 caps for one of the biggest club teams in Italy - the Pozzo family felt comfortable enough to stick him on a 44,000-a-week deal. With only defender Ricardo Costa as backup, Smart should be looking to bring in another defender as soon as possible. Left Backs - Fernando Navarro (Sevilla), Martin Olsson (Blackburn), Jack Colback (Sunderland) With 21 Caps for Barcelona, and 2 Caps for Spain, Navarro certainly brings 'big-league' experience to the team. However with Martin Olsson as understudy - we wonder whether Smart has chosen the right replacement and whether he that is a position that he needs to review - although with young Jack Colback on the bench, it might not be so bad after all. Defensive Midfielders - David Pizarro (Fiorentina), Massimo Ambrosini (AC Milan), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Gary Gardner (Aston Villa) Yet again, Smart has brought in an old Italian star in Massimo Ambrosini. This time, however, he serves a bigger purpose coaching young French 20-year-old Paul Pogba, as well as fellow 20-year-old Gary Gardner, who both have fairly good futures ahead of them. Add in David Pizarro - with a Premier League Winners Medal to his name - and you have the perfect set up in midfield. Attacking Midfielders - Luuk De Jong (Monchengladbach), Alessandro Del Piero (Sydney FC) The Pozzo family really know how to get Italian residents of London to come down to Vicarage Road on a Saturday afternoon. Bring in somebody with nearly 100 caps for 'Gli Azzurri' and you will have them frothing at there mouths. Young Luuk de Jong, in a few years could, should and will take over the role just fine! Wingers - Salomon Kalou (Lille), Ivan Perisic (Wolfsburg), Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City) Watford are pretty thin on their wings. Solomon Kalou brings a bit of experience, but not enough to train young winger Ivan Perisic, and even younger wide men Nathan Redmond and Nathan Delfouneso - who will both need a lot more training if they are to reach their full potential. Strikers - Danny Graham (Sunderland), Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) Signed for £10 million from Preston at the end of last season, Rodrigo Palacio is the stand out choice up top. With relatively long-standing striker Danny Graham as reserve - who has only two caps in two seasons on the bench, you can see how good the strike-force is. Title Chances Media Prediction: 4th Watford are one of the stand out teams in Division Three. However, some sloppy mistakes towards the end of last season prove that nobody is safe and secure in this league - anything can happen! ================================================== I hope you enjoyed this little preview, it has taken me a couple of days to swing together (not constant, and yes - I know that I am a bit sad, but that is just me). Please drop me a response on anything I can do better (and if you are willing to loan me a player or two) and I hope to keep you posted throughout the season. Also if you don't care about Watford, tell me and I will go, find myself a hole - and cry myself to sleep tonight.
  3. [MOVE]Hornets Make Encouraging Start To The Season[/MOVE] Watford manager Tyler Smart had an easy and relaxing night watching while his Watford team took three points from managerless Milton Keynes Dons infront of a half filled Stadium:MK. Watford opened the scoring through striker Rodrigo Palacio, making it four goals in six games for the club, after signing for £10 million just before the close of last season. Luuk de Jong then wrapped up the match by slotting home a calm finish in the thirty-second minute. The Watford manager said after the match that it was a "great result that can lead us onto great things this season". Maybe Watford are getting a little ahead of themselves - similar to real life, hehe.
  4. Re: EC2933 Discussion Thread- VACANCIES SO JOIN THE FUN Any news on the awards? Just wondering Good luck for the next season
  5. A legend retires. David Beckham has called quits on what may be, the greatest and most high-profile career of an Englishman, ever! He spoke to manager Tyler Smart yesterday in what was supposed to be for simple contractual talks - but David instead chose to leave a Watford side that was on the up. Many high powers in the game are wondering why Beckham chose now to end his career - we can shed some light on that. "When I took over and brought David into the club - we sat down and outlined a plan for what he would bring to the club. Although his performances on the pitch were a major factor in me going all out to get him to join us at Vicarage Road, his coaching on the training pitch is second to none. He can help Redmond with his crosses, Pogba with his passing, Gardner with his free kicks - he brings so much to the club and that is why it gives me great pleasure to announce that although his playing days are over - he has decided to join the coaching staff here at Watford." "I heard some rumours going around last week and that is why I felt it necessary to bring in 38-year-old Alessandro Del Piero to the club as he plays the same style, the same role and therefore is the perfect replacement. Many fans doubted me when I brought in plenty of so-called 'legends' - but when you gaze your eyes over my coaching team in a few seasons, you will understand."
  6. Ambrosini Scores Two As Watford Go Out With A Bang! So it is confirmed! After nine games in charge, manager Tyler Smart picked up his fourth win as his team strolled to a 2 - 0 victory. The manager failed to inspire his team into the play off places but no fan is disappointment. "I came into a very tough situation at this club and hopefully the fans can see that I am doing everything to take us to the top. Please stick with us for next season as you make the difference between a loss and a win." Throughout his short time here he has brought no more than 18 players into his squad so looks certain to challenge for promotion next season. Smart stated "We can see how hard this division is, especially with teams like Wigan Athletic coming down to join us - but we will see where we can go!" ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: Thanks to all forumers on here for a great part-season. I have enjoyed finally finding a forum gameworld that I can fit into and hope everyone has had a great end to this season and good luck for the future
  7. Harriers make great start to season. Kidderminster Harriers won their first two games and moved up to fifth and into the play off places in a great start under new manager Tyler Smart. Smart has brought good, attractive football to the club that has been rewarded with higher gates than usual. The manager proved his scouting ability as loan signing Thomas Eisfield netted two at home to Mansfield Town and Steve Guinan scored the only goal in a 1 - 0 win at Nuneaton Town. The defense has been holding up well as the Harriers have not conceded a goal all campaign, mainly thanks to goalkeeping sensation Johannes Focher. *Note: I am going to update this thread at least once a week but not strictly every game, it might get too repetitive! However, if something exciting happens - I will put it here.
  8. Re: EC2933 Discussion Thread- VACANCIES SO JOIN THE FUN
  9. Smart makes yet another signing as Brad Friedel looks to be leaving. "The season is over" were the words that shook the usually ever-optimistic press conference hosted after Watford's 1-1 draw away at Cheltenham last Saturday. He stated that "we must begin planning for when we sweep the league next year, when we clinch promotion, when we get ever closer to Division One - The Promised Land." Continuing with his theme of planning, he announced that he had completed the signing of keeper Michel Vorm from Portsmouth for £10 million. "He has to rise by a couple of points after Swansea's wonder season this year and hopefully he will provide long-term cover between the sticks." In addition to this, Smart announced that veteren goalkeeper Brad Friedel is up for sale. "If anyone wants to purchase Brad I will accept any offers."
  10. Re: EC2933 Discussion Thread- VACANCIES SO JOIN THE FUN Why didn't I spot Wilshere had put in a transfer request when I had wads of cash, good luck to whoever get him - hope it is somebody from the forum
  11. Watford's Play off hopes dwindle as Hornets halted against Charlton. [insert story about how we are now out of the running for sixth spot unless a miracle and how we must build for an automatic place next season.] Yeah...so I couldn't think of anything to write as I still cannot believe we lost at home 3-1 to unmanaged, unproductive Charlton. In other news, Palacio scored his first goal since transferring. Anyway, here is a cat:
  12. Scouts praised as Focher rises by five. Just one day after signing a 2 year contract with Kidderminster Harriers for 300k, Johannes Focher has recieved a +5 rating increase that sees him become the first 80 rated player at Kidderminster. He is now rated at £2.5million so should they decide to sell him, the Harriers are sure to recieve a hefty sum. Manager Tyler Smart said, "We knew he was eventually to become a key player at the club, otherwise we would not have signed him, but we didn't know he was to prove his worth on the second day. Praise goes out to my scouting team who convinced me to make him our first signing and number one goalkeeper.
  13. Kidderminster Harriers - All The Way To The Top (GC316) Smart Unveils New Signings Kidderminster Harriers manager Tyler Smart last night called a late press conference to unveil five new signings for his team. Smart felt he "had to strengthen the team for the tough season ahead". He continued, "I sent my scouts to do research on how the league compares to us and I felt we had to bring in a few players to increase depth in areas, especially the defense. Smart looks to be an intelligent buyer in the market, making sure that, even though these players will most probably only be with him until promotion, he buys young players to create an unlikely but possible chance of profiting off of the players. Before we turn to the two permanent signings, we can announce that Smart has announced the loan signings of Nicolas Yennaris, Serge Gnabry and Thomas Eisfeld all from Arsenal. It is hoped that these three will prove to be worth their wages and break into the first team for the season ahead. As stated above, Smart has brought in two permanent signings - Left-back Matthew Parsons and Goalkeeper Johannes Focher. **Note: Pics to come in an hour or so**
  14. Kidderminster Harriers Announce Smart As New Manager Division Five team Kidderminster Harriers today announced Tyler Smart as their new manager. It is believed that his vision for the future of the club was the deal-breaker and let to him being handed a five-year long term contract. We can exclusively bring you the first interview from the new manager. "Congratulations on getting this vacant position, what are your aims for the club?" "Thanks, obviously I aim going to put every ounce of my time in to getting Kidderminster Harriers to the top, challenging the likes of Manchester United or Chelsea for the Premier League title. However, we must think realistically, and must take this trek one inch at a time. For this season I am aiming to clinch a top five spot, leaving us with a chance of promotion. Only one team gets automatically promoted in this league, so we must fight extra hard to make sure we get that spot." "With the transfer window open do you know who is in your plans and who is not?" "I am going to tell you no lies, some players will have to leave in order to make way for even better ones to come in but every player here will have every chance to make a name for themselves and, who knows, one may be lifting the Champions League trophy in the next decade." *Note: Welcome to all reading this post and I hope you will continue to follow the story. I welcome all input so drop a comment on where you think I will end up or what players to sign. I have always wanted to do this kind of thing but found it too boring on my own. Hopefully this forum thread will make it more entertaining and maybe, just maybe, I will make it one day.
  15. Play Offs "Just Hopes Now" For Hornets Any chances a resurgent Watford had of securing sixth spot in division three are "Just hopes now", Watford manager Tyler Smart said in his press conference yesterday. Watford suffered a 1-0 defeat away at Plymouth. A win would have left him six points off sixth whereas now Watford lie 10 points off with only five games remaining. The recent signing of Rodrigo Palacio from high flying European chasers Preston North End for a fee suggested to be around £10 million will perhaps push one last fight into the Watford team to grasp a play off place. Otherwise they seem extremely strong contenders for promotion next season.
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