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    Right guys the new forum has been driving me mad, although i tried to do a detailed team to team preview like i always do, but im sorry i lost my data after finishing 9 teams!
    Anyway i decided to do a quick write up which is better than nothing i suppose so here goes!
    SEASON 14 PREVIEW
    DIVISION 1
    We go into the new season with champions Rochdale looking to make history if they win 3 titles on the run, something that nobody else has done. Looking for revenge will be last years runners up and Cuo winners Varazdin who just a few days ago also lost the Charity Shield to Rochdale. Lots of people have been placing bets on Wrexham to ruin the party as they currently posses a starting XI equal to the one that managed to make the Hall of Fame as the best to ever grace the gw. Another favourite is Liverpool de Montevideo although all the spotlights are on their new manager rather than on the players as it is the 1st time they have experienced a change in management with the departure of Monkeyshuffl. Guaratingueta and their six 86 rated squad (yes six!) will be wanting to add themselves to the title contenders pack Then we have Stade Brestois who will be lucky to avoid relegation this season due to lack of depth. Finally the 4 promoted teams from Division 2 are Logrones, Rayo Vallecano, Siena and Doncaster. Division 2 champions Logrones seem to be in the most difficult position and are the favourites to go straight back down. Vallecano and Doncaster have the quality to surprize people and make a name for themselves but being newly promoted they might have to target for mid table safety. Siena have had recent setbacks such as having to sell 2 star players and have been handed a 5 week transfer ban plus the fact they just managed to get promoted through the playoffs so they won't be under the impression that the change to division 1 will be a walk in the park.
    DIVISION 2
    Starting with the teams that got relegated from the top flight last season: Nordsjaelland, Crewe, Barcelona B and Como. Como look to have their eye on the title even though they had a miserable season last year finishing bottom of the table and disappointing many who thought they could achieve something big. Crewe don't seem to have the depth that is required to make the play offs, Barcelona B might have had the weakest squad in the gw until recently but due to clever acts in the transfer market they have now got a squad that is promising for the future, making them a question mark really of what they can achieve, if their players develop in time then we could be looking at a play off contender. Nords simply don't look strong enough and could find themselves fighting not to finish bottom. The team that just misted out on promotion, losing in the play offs, Jahn Regensburg, will be aiming for another go at the play off spots. Out of the rest, Greuther Furth are the big fish looking to win the title after finishing rock bottom last season and Muangthong are the minnows that people have written off. Zalaegerszegi have a big, big goalkeeping problem which will likely cause them to lose crucial points in order to achieve something. Finally Willem and Lugano look like they will battle it out for an automatic promotion spot and have similar chances, both have also recently lost star players Gimenez for Willem and Samu for Lugano who have the disadvantage of a transfer ban though.
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    SEASON 13 PREVIEW
    DIVISION 1
    Rochdale
    Strength: Current champions having won their first title in dramatic fashion last year after a really consistent campaign. Registered the second best attacking and defencive records in the league. They have star players Berahino, Ramalho and Stones along with good support. Bernardo Silva was the surprise package last season, winning the golden boot netting 11 goals from midfield! They also have depth so look out for them in the cup.
    Weakness: High expectations after last season, can they produce their good form again ? Lots of teams have found themselves champions one year, but relegated the next. In order to avoid this they should be looking to bring in a quality goalkeeper.
    Division 1 Titles: 1 Division 2 Titles: 1 (1 Runner up)
    Cup Titles: 0 Charity Shield Titles: 0
    Barcelona B
    Strength: Their manager Gozzy. Against all the odds Barcelona not only avoided relegation last year but were 10 minutes away from being crowned champions! They managed this with a rock solid defence by conceding only 15 goals, fewer than any other team in both divisions!
    Weakness: They continue to be the weakest team in the division at the moment. No real star players, makes it look hard for them on paper at least. Last years runners up have hugely over-achieved punching way above their weight and they will have to do exactly that again this season to avoid relegation!
    Division 1 Titles: 0 (1) Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Titles: 0 (1) Charity Shield Titles: 0
    Wrexham
    Strength: A very strong side with 4 players rated 86 and with so many 85's in their ranks that lost the title by 3 points last season finishing 3rd. Last years cup runners up have the biggest squad with 250+ players and their squad value is over 400m. Should be seen as one of the favourites for the Cup and they also have the ability to chalenge for the title!
    Weakness: With so many players, their training ground is beginning to look like an airport and the word is that this has afffected their team spirit! Losing player of the year and their top scorer Fekir, was a big blow for them! Could do with a top CB.
    Division 1 Titles: 1(1) Division 2 Titles: 1(1)
    Cup Titles: 2(3) Charity Shield Titles: 1(2)
    Liverpool De Montevideo
    Strength: Star players Cartabia, Jefferson and Guzman and a very impressive supporting cast. They were a delight to watch last season scoring for fun a division record 42 goals! A main candidate not only for the title but for the cup also due to their depth and history in the competition having won it 3 times!
    Weakness: Squad wise not much, word has it that they are in debt though. But as the seasons go on, the pressure from the fans and the board must get bigger for that much anticipated 1st league title, can Monkeyshuffl deliver what the fans have been asking for for so long ? Last year their defence was what let them down, conceding far too many goals!
    Division 1 Titles: 0(2) Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Titles: 3(1) Charity Shield Titles: 2(1)
    Guaratingueta
    Strength: Four star players with a rating of 86 and good support for them also. Without a doubt they remain a big name in this GW and should be looking with the players available to them to get back to title winning ways after a mediocre season.
    Weakness: They could do with more quality defenders as most of their top players are either midfielders or strikers! Not very consistent last season, they will need to address this in order to challenge for the top spot!
    Division 1 Titles: 2 Division 2 Titles: 2(1)
    Cup Titles: 1 Charity Shield Titles: 1(2)
    FC Nordsjaelland
    Strength: Star player Dybala with Kranevitter and Romagnoli alonside him! Manager KJKJ now has a first full season under his belt and will be looking to push on from last season when he kept them up by goal difference to the expense of Jahn Regensburg.
    Weakness: They must be seen as one of the favourites to go down alongside Barcelona B. They lost half of their games last season. Losing Kane didn't help their already weak squad which is in need of general strengthening in order to give them hope of surviving!
    Division 1 Titles: 0(2) Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Titles: 1(1) Charity Shield Titles: 0(1)
    Como
    Strength: Division 2 champions having scored more goals than anybody else (45) last season with a great home record of 8-1-0. Many have anticipated their arrival for a few seasons to the big stage but for one reason or another that came a bit late. But it seems that they are here to stay now! They have the best starting XI with 6 star players with a rating of 86 including division 2 player of the year Arnold, plus good support. Backed by lots of people as potential title winners!
    Weakness: Lots of hype around them but pulling of a title winning season in Division 2 is one thing, doing it in Division 1 is another. The only area on the field that they could improve is their GK but not a major problem.
    Division 1 Titles: 1(1) Division 2 Titles: 2
    Cup Titles: 1 Charity Shield Titles: 2
    Stade Brestois
    Strength: Star players Vilhena and Vogt for the team that finished Division 2 runners up last season. They had the best defence, conceding only 24 goals and they will want to use this in their advantage again this time around. Looked more comfortable away from home!
    Weakness: Apart from their star men, not much support in a division with not a lot of differences between teams. This means they could find themselves in trouble fighting relegation especially if they don't find a better gk or a striker to partner Henriquez.
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles: 0(3)
    Cup Titles: 0 Charity Shield Titles: 0
    NK Varazdin
    Strength: A strong core of 8 85-rated players that will carry the weight of Varazdin who finished 3rd in division 2 last season! A big squad with lots pf potential who can be dangerous in the cup competition. Mid table is for sure achievable, with reserved hope of even more.
    Weakness: Curiously their goal dif. was -2 even though they finished so high in the table. They look as though they are the biq question mark of the division. With a few more quality players they can be a match for anyone on their day, but if they get some injuries or suspensions they may well be finding themselves looking over their backs at the relegation zone.
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles: 0(1)
    Cup Titles: 1 Charity Shield Titles: 1
    Crewe
    Strength: A very late arrival for Crewe in division 1 as on the final day they leapfrogged Willem by goal difference to get into the play offs, where they beat Doncaster to achieve promotion. Star players Locadia and Casteels with a few more decent players. The 2nd best defence in Division 2 last season.
    Weakness: They have the smallest squad in the GW and this is beggining to show as they find themselves short of depth with few quality players outside their starting XI. This could cost them as it will be difficult to compete on two fronts. Avoiding relegation should be their main target.
    Division 1 Titles: 1(2) Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Titles: 0 Charity Shield Titles: 1
    DIVISION 2
    Jahn Regensburg
    Strength: The unlucky team of division 1 last season going down on goal difference. Star player Santos and a few good players to support him. They have a new manager who will be eager to make a name for himself.
    Weakness: They need strengthening if they are going to challenge for promotion. Strikers and full backs are main priorities for them! Let in the most goals in Division 1 last season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0(1) Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Titles: 1 Charity Shield Titles: 0(1)
    Rayo Vallecano
    Strength: Star players Sanson, Mason, Boetius and Jonny as well as strong support. After winning the division 1 title 2 times in a row, they find themselves relegated by 1 point. Expected to go straight back up and fight for the 1st place.
    Weakness: Scored the fewest goals in the gw (19) which is why they got relegated. Are their best days behind them ? Momentum clearly isn't in their favour but their manager will have his first full season at the helm to try and turn things around!
    Division 1 Titles: 2(1) Division 2 Titles: 1(1)
    Cup Titles: 0(1) Charity Shield Titles: 1(1)
    Zalaergeszegi TE
    Strength: Star man Casco and some support. Relegated from division 1 they will feel that they belong there and not in Division 2.
    Weakness: A weak squad that suffered the most defeats in the GW last season (11 in 18 games) and conceded the most goals in Division 1. They have got a liability in goal and need to get someone of real quality to replace him otherwise promotion will be difficult.
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Titles: 1(2) Charity Shield Titles: 0(1)
    AC Siena
    Strength: No less than 6 star players in their ranks and some quality support too but they somehow managed to get relegated. One of the favourites for the Division 2 title and a quick return to the top flight
    Weakness: It was a big shock that they got relegated, only managing 2 wins and gathering a very poor 12 points with a home record of 0-2-7. Fingers are being pointed in the direction of manager Noisy and he must handle the criticism in order to keep control of the dressing room. A better gk and another option at cb could be useful.
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles: 1(1)
    Cup Titles: 0(1) Charity Shield Titles: 0
    Doncaster Rovers
    Strength: Last years cup winners. An impressive five star players with a 86 rating to call upon. Lost the play off final and find themselves in Division 2 for another year. It looks like their wait won't last much longer though as the seem more suited for Division 1. Title contenders.
    Weakness: They must be low on confidence after such a cruel end to the season. Well known for underachieving in recent years, they managed to turn that around in the cup, now its time to do so in the league!
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles: 0(1)
    Cup Titles: 1 Charity Shield Titles: 0
    Willem II
    Strength: They have star player Jose Gimenez and decent support. Didn't get a shot at the play offs only due to goal difference and will be looking to go one better this time around!
    Weakness: Could do with more firepower up front in order to achieve promotion. More stability will be another goal that they will try to achieve this season as last year they won and lost the same amount of games.
    Division 1 Titles: 1 Division 2 Titles: 1(1)
    Cup Titles: 0 Charity Shield Titles: 1
    FC Lugano
    Strength: Star player Derley and a few more good players. They also have Division 2 player of the year Etoundi. A big club in the gw history that only finished 3 points away from the play offs, scoring the 2nd most goals in the division along the way (37). They have a new manager that brings new hope to the club in order to achieve promotion. Lots of funds to spend if needed.
    Weakness: The team is in transition after losing their manager who was with them from the start of the gw so it will be a tough change for them. Top of the list if they are going to achieve automatic promotion must be a top quality gk and a bit more depth!
    Division 1 Titles: 3(1) Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Titles: 0(1) Charity Shield Titles: 1(2)
    Furth
    Strength: 3 star players and very good support that finished only 1 win away from the play offs last season. Should be strong in both competitions as they have good depth to cope with them. One of the teams that should be challenging for the title.
    Weakness: A good team for division 2 on paper but they lost the most games out of anyone else in that division last year so it seems that things aren't so simple. The reason for that might be their bad defensive performances conceding 40 goals, the 2nd most in the gw!
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Titles: 0 Charity Shield Titles: 0
    Muangthong United
    Strength: Star player Gomez but not much support. They finished second to last in the previous season which means expectations aren't that high, something that might just work in their favour.
    Weakness: Their squad doesn't look the best and they could struggle if they don't recruit new talent fast. Promotion might be a tough task as last year they were poor away from home and conceded more goals than any other team (42). Losing Mitrovic was a blow to their plans.
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Titles: 0 Charity Shield Titles: 0
    UD Logrones
    Strength: 4 star players, 3 of them defenders. A strong starting eleven that looks more suited for division 1. If fit then they can push for promotion.
    Weakness: Finished last and confidence must be low at the camp. They could improve their goalkeeping position and also need more depth as they have the smallest squad in the division.
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles:0(1)
    Cup Titles: 0 Charity Shield Titles: 0
    And finally just for a bit more fun we have brought you some odds by William Hill:
    Division 1 Outright Winners:
    Liverpool de Montevideo 5/1
    Como 5/1
    Wrexham 15/2
    Guaratingueta 10/1
    Rochdale 10/1
    Division 2 Outright Winners
    Rayo Vallecano 5/1
    Siena 6/1
    Doncaster 7/1
    Greuther Furth 10/1
    Lugano 12/1
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    SEASON 13 PREVIEW
    DIVISION 1
    Rochdale
    Strength: Current champions having won their first title in dramatic fashion last year after a really consistent campaign. Registered the second best attacking and defencive records in the league. They have star players Berahino, Ramalho and Stones along with good support. Bernardo Silva was the surprise package last season, winning the golden boot netting 11 goals from midfield! They also have depth so look out for them in the cup.
    Weakness: High expectations after last season, can they produce their good form again ? Lots of teams have found themselves champions one year, but relegated the next. In order to avoid this they should be looking to bring in a quality goalkeeper.
    Division 1 Titles: 1 Division 2 Titles: 1 (1 Runner up)
    Cup Titles: 0 Charity Shield Titles: 0
    Barcelona B
    Strength: Their manager Gozzy. Against all the odds Barcelona not only avoided relegation last year but were 10 minutes away from being crowned champions! They managed this with a rock solid defence by conceding only 15 goals, fewer than any other team in both divisions!
    Weakness: They continue to be the weakest team in the division at the moment. No real star players, makes it look hard for them on paper at least. Last years runners up have hugely over-achieved punching way above their weight and they will have to do exactly that again this season to avoid relegation!
    Division 1 Titles: 0 (1) Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Titles: 0 (1) Charity Shield Titles: 0
    Wrexham
    Strength: A very strong side with 4 players rated 86 and with so many 85's in their ranks that lost the title by 3 points last season finishing 3rd. Last years cup runners up have the biggest squad with 250+ players and their squad value is over 400m. Should be seen as one of the favourites for the Cup and they also have the ability to chalenge for the title!
    Weakness: With so many players, their training ground is beginning to look like an airport and the word is that this has afffected their team spirit! Losing player of the year and their top scorer Fekir, was a big blow for them! Could do with a top CB.
    Division 1 Titles: 1(1) Division 2 Titles: 1(1)
    Cup Titles: 2(3) Charity Shield Titles: 1(2)
    Liverpool De Montevideo
    Strength: Star players Cartabia, Jefferson and Guzman and a very impressive supporting cast. They were a delight to watch last season scoring for fun a division record 42 goals! A main candidate not only for the title but for the cup also due to their depth and history in the competition having won it 3 times!
    Weakness: Squad wise not much, word has it that they are in debt though. But as the seasons go on, the pressure from the fans and the board must get bigger for that much anticipated 1st league title, can Monkeyshuffl deliver what the fans have been asking for for so long ? Last year their defence was what let them down, conceding far too many goals!
    Division 1 Titles: 0(2) Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Titles: 3(1) Charity Shield Titles: 2(1)
    Guaratingueta
    Strength: Four star players with a rating of 86 and good support for them also. Without a doubt they remain a big name in this GW and should be looking with the players available to them to get back to title winning ways after a mediocre season.
    Weakness: They could do with more quality defenders as most of their top players are either midfielders or strikers! Not very consistent last season, they will need to address this in order to challenge for the top spot!
    Division 1 Titles: 2 Division 2 Titles: 2(1)
    Cup Titles: 1 Charity Shield Titles: 1(2)
    FC Nordsjaelland
    Strength: Star player Dybala with Kranevitter and Romagnoli alonside him! Manager KJKJ now has a first full season under his belt and will be looking to push on from last season when he kept them up by goal difference to the expense of Jahn Regensburg.
    Weakness: They must be seen as one of the favourites to go down alongside Barcelona B. They lost half of their games last season. Losing Kane didn't help their already weak squad which is in need of general strengthening in order to give them hope of surviving!
    Division 1 Titles: 0(2) Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Titles: 1(1) Charity Shield Titles: 0(1)
    Como
    Strength: Division 2 champions having scored more goals than anybody else (45) last season with a great home record of 8-1-0. Many have anticipated their arrival for a few seasons to the big stage but for one reason or another that came a bit late. But it seems that they are here to stay now! They have the best starting XI with 6 star players with a rating of 86 including division 2 player of the year Arnold, plus good support. Backed by lots of people as potential title winners!
    Weakness: Lots of hype around them but pulling of a title winning season in Division 2 is one thing, doing it in Division 1 is another. The only area on the field that they could improve is their GK but not a major problem.
    Division 1 Titles: 1(1) Division 2 Titles: 2
    Cup Titles: 1 Charity Shield Titles: 2
    Stade Brestois
    Strength: Star players Vilhena and Vogt for the team that finished Division 2 runners up last season. They had the best defence, conceding only 24 goals and they will want to use this in their advantage again this time around. Looked more comfortable away from home!
    Weakness: Apart from their star men, not much support in a division with not a lot of differences between teams. This means they could find themselves in trouble fighting relegation especially if they don't find a better gk or a striker to partner Henriquez.
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles: 0(3)
    Cup Titles: 0 Charity Shield Titles: 0
    NK Varazdin
    Strength: A strong core of 8 85-rated players that will carry the weight of Varazdin who finished 3rd in division 2 last season! A big squad with lots pf potential who can be dangerous in the cup competition. Mid table is for sure achievable, with reserved hope of even more.
    Weakness: Curiously their goal dif. was -2 even though they finished so high in the table. They look as though they are the biq question mark of the division. With a few more quality players they can be a match for anyone on their day, but if they get some injuries or suspensions they may well be finding themselves looking over their backs at the relegation zone.
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles: 0(1)
    Cup Titles: 1 Charity Shield Titles: 1
    Crewe
    Strength: A very late arrival for Crewe in division 1 as on the final day they leapfrogged Willem by goal difference to get into the play offs, where they beat Doncaster to achieve promotion. Star players Locadia and Casteels with a few more decent players. The 2nd best defence in Division 2 last season.
    Weakness: They have the smallest squad in the GW and this is beggining to show as they find themselves short of depth with few quality players outside their starting XI. This could cost them as it will be difficult to compete on two fronts. Avoiding relegation should be their main target.
    Division 1 Titles: 1(2) Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Titles: 0 Charity Shield Titles: 1
    DIVISION 2
    Jahn Regensburg
    Strength: The unlucky team of division 1 last season going down on goal difference. Star player Santos and a few good players to support him. They have a new manager who will be eager to make a name for himself.
    Weakness: They need strengthening if they are going to challenge for promotion. Strikers and full backs are main priorities for them! Let in the most goals in Division 1 last season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0(1) Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Titles: 1 Charity Shield Titles: 0(1)
    Rayo Vallecano
    Strength: Star players Sanson, Mason, Boetius and Jonny as well as strong support. After winning the division 1 title 2 times in a row, they find themselves relegated by 1 point. Expected to go straight back up and fight for the 1st place.
    Weakness: Scored the fewest goals in the gw (19) which is why they got relegated. Are their best days behind them ? Momentum clearly isn't in their favour but their manager will have his first full season at the helm to try and turn things around!
    Division 1 Titles: 2(1) Division 2 Titles: 1(1)
    Cup Titles: 0(1) Charity Shield Titles: 1(1)
    Zalaergeszegi TE
    Strength: Star man Casco and some support. Relegated from division 1 they will feel that they belong there and not in Division 2.
    Weakness: A weak squad that suffered the most defeats in the GW last season (11 in 18 games) and conceded the most goals in Division 1. They have got a liability in goal and need to get someone of real quality to replace him otherwise promotion will be difficult.
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Titles: 1(2) Charity Shield Titles: 0(1)
    AC Siena
    Strength: No less than 6 star players in their ranks and some quality support too but they somehow managed to get relegated. One of the favourites for the Division 2 title and a quick return to the top flight
    Weakness: It was a big shock that they got relegated, only managing 2 wins and gathering a very poor 12 points with a home record of 0-2-7. Fingers are being pointed in the direction of manager Noisy and he must handle the criticism in order to keep control of the dressing room. A better gk and another option at cb could be useful.
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles: 1(1)
    Cup Titles: 0(1) Charity Shield Titles: 0
    Doncaster Rovers
    Strength: Last years cup winners. An impressive five star players with a 86 rating to call upon. Lost the play off final and find themselves in Division 2 for another year. It looks like their wait won't last much longer though as the seem more suited for Division 1. Title contenders.
    Weakness: They must be low on confidence after such a cruel end to the season. Well known for underachieving in recent years, they managed to turn that around in the cup, now its time to do so in the league!
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles: 0(1)
    Cup Titles: 1 Charity Shield Titles: 0
    Willem II
    Strength: They have star player Jose Gimenez and decent support. Didn't get a shot at the play offs only due to goal difference and will be looking to go one better this time around!
    Weakness: Could do with more firepower up front in order to achieve promotion. More stability will be another goal that they will try to achieve this season as last year they won and lost the same amount of games.
    Division 1 Titles: 1 Division 2 Titles: 1(1)
    Cup Titles: 0 Charity Shield Titles: 1
    FC Lugano
    Strength: Star player Derley and a few more good players. They also have Division 2 player of the year Etoundi. A big club in the gw history that only finished 3 points away from the play offs, scoring the 2nd most goals in the division along the way (37). They have a new manager that brings new hope to the club in order to achieve promotion. Lots of funds to spend if needed.
    Weakness: The team is in transition after losing their manager who was with them from the start of the gw so it will be a tough change for them. Top of the list if they are going to achieve automatic promotion must be a top quality gk and a bit more depth!
    Division 1 Titles: 3(1) Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Titles: 0(1) Charity Shield Titles: 1(2)
    Furth
    Strength: 3 star players and very good support that finished only 1 win away from the play offs last season. Should be strong in both competitions as they have good depth to cope with them. One of the teams that should be challenging for the title.
    Weakness: A good team for division 2 on paper but they lost the most games out of anyone else in that division last year so it seems that things aren't so simple. The reason for that might be their bad defensive performances conceding 40 goals, the 2nd most in the gw!
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Titles: 0 Charity Shield Titles: 0
    Muangthong United
    Strength: Star player Gomez but not much support. They finished second to last in the previous season which means expectations aren't that high, something that might just work in their favour.
    Weakness: Their squad doesn't look the best and they could struggle if they don't recruit new talent fast. Promotion might be a tough task as last year they were poor away from home and conceded more goals than any other team (42). Losing Mitrovic was a blow to their plans.
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Titles: 0 Charity Shield Titles: 0
    UD Logrones
    Strength: 4 star players, 3 of them defenders. A strong starting eleven that looks more suited for division 1. If fit then they can push for promotion.
    Weakness: Finished last and confidence must be low at the camp. They could improve their goalkeeping position and also need more depth as they have the smallest squad in the division.
    Division 1 Titles: 0 Division 2 Titles:0(1)
    Cup Titles: 0 Charity Shield Titles: 0
    And finally just for a bit more fun we have brought you some odds by William Hill:
    Division 1 Outright Winners:
    Liverpool de Montevideo 5/1
    Como 5/1
    Wrexham 15/2
    Guaratingueta 10/1
    Rochdale 10/1
    Division 2 Outright Winners
    Rayo Vallecano 5/1
    Siena 6/1
    Doncaster 7/1
    Greuther Furth 10/1
    Lugano 12/1
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    SEASON 12 PREVIEW
    Below is my rambling Season preview for the upcoming season. As always its just a bit of fun and not to be taken too seriously Its not up to Stato's (Tranmere) quality of previews as I think his factual analysis is more interesting but its better than nothing. It took me ages so I hope you all enjoy it
    DIVISION 1
    Rayo Vallecano
    Strength: Star players Sanson, Boetius and Jonny as well as strong support to make up an eleven. The Current and two times defending Champions will fancy their chances of making it 3 on the spin to set a new GW record. Confidence will be high and their guiding light manager chR Ristos is still at the helm so big things will be expected agin from them.
    Weakness: No team has ever managed to take the title 3 times in a row and with 1 or 2 recent player losses they might also find it a step to far. Beyond the starting 11 their strength starts to diminish and could do with some higher rated reinforcements soon to face a long season ahead.
    Wrexham
    Strength: An embarrassment of riches with no less than 5 players rated 86 and with so many 85's in their ranks too its unlikely they will ever put a weak side out in both league and cup. The best squad depth in the GW with nearly 200 players. In Tranmere they have the manager who has assembled such a formidable force and one who knows how to win the title too. Favourites for the league and possibly the cup.
    Weakness: Despite such strength they struggled last season and only made a late push which granted them survival in the league. Is the manager losing his touch? They will want to get wins under their belt quickly as numerous players could be on there way out of the club. Player wise not a lot as they recently had the best ever team the GW has known!
    Barcelona B
    Strength: No star players and a weak squad overall. They one big hope is the manager. Somehow against all the odds Gozzy not only didn't finish bottom of division 2 last season but somehow got them promoted.
    Weakness: They are without doubt the weakest team in the GW at the moment and how they are in Div 1 is either witchcraft or divine intervention. Poor previous management by several past managers had left the club with a lot to do and some of their best players were sold last season to help the rebuild. Little has come through yet to boost the club and a very tough season lies ahead for them. Strengthening in every department will be a priority and fans will continue to fear more of their best players might make way before things start to get better. Staying up would be some achievement.
    FC Nordsjaelland
    Strength: Star players Dybala and Kane. New manager KJ KJ has recently been appointed and fans will hope that he is active in the transfer market as they have one of the smallest squads. They have gone close to winning the past two seasons and will be hoping they can go that extra step this season.
    Weakness: They have lost their previous manager who was able to extract performances from them that few would have believed. The squad is generally weak and they will be hoping for some players to develop fast if they are to keep the good times going at the club. Despite recent past heights scaled they are one of the favourites to get relegated and avoiding that again should be seen as success.
    Zalaergeszegi TE
    Strength: Star man Casco and some OK support. They survived relegation last season and will be looking to build on that this time around. Manager Phil Cook has been at the club a long time now so knows the challenge ahead and knows he is capable of keeping them up again.
    Weakness: One of the weaker squads in the division and with an 80 rated GK between the sticks they look likely to ship plenty of goals. A GK on loan should be a big priority for them. Its a big ask for Tallo to fire in enough goals to keep them up this season and he will need others chipping in too. They may have 90 players in the squad but thats still not a huge squad in this GW and should look to strengthen for the future sooner rather than later. A few risers could save them this season but a good start will be vital.
    Jahn Regensburg
    Strength: Star player Santos and a few good players in support including a good GK. Manager Jim Garvock has a full season under his belt now and a successful one at that. Promotion was achieved last term and this season survival will be the main goal as they look to try to establish themselves as a regular Division 1 club. A relatively small squad but recent strides have been made to strengthen the squad for the future which will give their fans hope of more success to come.
    Weakness: Coming up via the playoffs is never going to be easy the next season and they could fall victim like many before them who end up going straight back down. They have a team capable of scrapping in the top flight but goals or lack of them could become a concern. Schahin looks their best bet to fire them to safety but worryingly only managed 4 goals last season. If any player is going to keep them up it will be their GK Vagner. Further strengthening to the squad should remain a priority.
    Liverpool De Montevideo
    Strength: Star players Cartabia, Jefferson and Guzman and a strong supporting cast. A squad depth that is only second to Wrexhams. They won the cup for a record third time last season and were in the title race again so know how to compete on both fronts. A quality GK in Guzman means they are always in with a chance.
    Weakness: The manager? Despite a quality side he has never managed to land a division title in either division. Has their chance gone? They were one of the top teams about but others have not only closed the gap but arguably overtaken them. Cartabia won't hang around for much longer and Buyuk the clubs best striker is clearly inept at scoring with 19 goals in 69 appearances. Wages are a constant thorn in the clubs side with them being 40m in debt last term. It has been cleared but fans know this won't last for long and more good players will have to leave. Could get dragged into the relegation fight before long.
    AC Siena
    Strength: No less than 6 star players in their ranks and some quality support too. They won Division 2 last season and will fancy there chances at having a real crack at winning Div 1 this time round. The omens are good for clubs winning Division 2 then Division 1 the next season with several teams achieving it so expectations will be rightly high. Under their previous manager they had lost their way a little and were drifting downwards but since Noisy's return they have come of age and look ready to take Division 1 by storm as they look to land their first top tier title. Experienced manager Noisy has won the title before when he deserted Siena and led Crewe to the title.
    Weakness: What they would give to have a good GK? They are up there with Wrexham as favourites to win the league but could fall just short due to not having a quality GK. They will be playing Kevin Keegan style football of trying to win the game 5-4 but surely it can't always work out well? Despite recent success fan unrest is growing as they start to demand why the club is being stingy with the purse strings when it is thought that they have 50m stashed away. Fan distrust remains among the diehards of the club with the memory of Noisy abandoning them for his own personal glory still etched in their minds. It will take more than winning the division 2 title to win over the doubters!
    Rochdale
    Strength: Star players Berahino, Ramalho and Stones along with good support. They avoided relegation last season and might finally being losing the YOYO tag! They have the depth to compete on both fronts and are ones to look out for in the cup. Challenging for the title is not out of the question and worrying about relegation should be someone else's problem this season.
    Weakness: For all the talent on the pitch they too lack a quality GK. This won't help their title aspirations and should they find themselves in the bottom 4 come the end of the season we know which player will be getting a kicking from the rest.
    Guaratingueta
    Strength: For star players and good support for them also. After hitting rock bottom in Division 2 they have picked themselves up and found there way back up to the top flight. Two time Division 1 manager Rilo believes he still has the team capable of winning the title again with many of the championship winning sides still there. With a well rounded team they have the potential to make it 3 title wins and will be expected to be there abouts come the end of the season.
    Weakness: Have the sleeping giants finally woken up or are they sleep walking there way back to division 2? They lack quality in depth so will struggle to make much impression in the cup and will be hoping for few absentees. Doping allegations still surround the club and there was even a rumour that they could be stripped of their titles because of it!
    DIVISION 2
    Willem II
    Strength: Star Player Jose Gimenez and decent support. Where there is a good GK there is hope and they have a good GK. They also have a strong defensive unit and from that manager footie will be hoping to create a stable platform to launch them back to the big time. Promotion is definitely a possibility and something they should be aiming for.
    Weakness: Whilst they look solid at the back its going forward they have concerns over. Do they have the fire power to sustain a promotion push? It looks dicey. Strengthening of the squad is needed especially in attack but that will take time and time isn't looking to friendly right now.
    Crewe
    Strength: Star players Locadia and Casteels along with a few decent players. They have a top class GK in Casteels keeping the goals out one end and a top class striker the other end in Locadia to bang them in. In the players in between pull their weight they can look forward to a successful season ahead and will be dissappointed if they don't secure promotion come the end of the campaign.
    Weakness: They look light in numbers having one of the smallest squads in the GW and badly need to invest in the future before their stars move on. They started life as one of the powerhouse's of the GW and went on to win the div 1 title some seasons ago. They even have only been relegated once in the GW's history but that fact betrays the truth that they have fallen far from grace and have been stuck playing lower tier football for some time now. Last season a new manager brought new hope and optimism around the club but the fans patience will only last so long. Manager Xavier Fernandez is expected to deliver this season!
    FC Lugano
    Strength: Star player Derley and the odd good player. In Derley they have a player capable of banging in the goals need to get them back to where they want to be, but their biggest asset is 3 times Division 1 Champion's manager Soccahappy. He knows more than anyone what is needed to win at the highest level and will be eager to show his mad skills off once more.
    Weakness: They fell through the trap door again last season and head first at that. The former giant of the GW has been cut down to size in recent seasons and if they don't turn things around soon their won't be any body alive able to remember their glory days! Always rumoured to have a sizeable war chest the fans will be demanding the manager throws his cheque book at the problem. Losing star player Adrian in goal last season was a huge blow and one that could take them seasons to recover from. It will take a huge effort for them to get promoted with a playoff spot their best hope.
    Muangthong United
    Strength: Star players, Mitrovic and Gomez and a couple of other good players. New manager Gizb took over towards the end of last season after their only ever manager D B walked out of his managers office and was never seen again. Muathong are quietly confident they have made the right appointment and see his tenure as a long term project rather than a quick fix. The cheque book has been opened already and fans wait in anticipation of more new faces arriving in the coming weeks. Should be aiming for a playoff place.
    Weakness: A club that has found life hard over the seasons and has rarely ventured into top flight football and when they did a swift return ensued. Its unlikely there will be a quick fix to turn their fortunes around so strengthening of the squad should be their priority with a quality GK at the top of the list followed by their defensive unit. Playoffs are probably the best they can hope for but even that will be a tough ask.
    Stade Brestois
    Strength: Star players Vilhena and Vogt with decent support. In Ian Donegan they have a manager who is very experienced and knows what he must to move the club forward. Fans are excited by the raft of new players that have come through the doors in recent weeks and have high hopes for the future. With this forward planning success can only be just around the corner. Should be looking for an automatic promotion place and will be dissappointed with anything less. A crack at the div 2 title is not out of the question.
    Weakness: They are a work in progress rather than the finished article and with weakness' like Darlow in goal it will be a bumpy road to get to where their heading. Like many continued strengthening is a must for the future but who will score them their goals today?
    Como
    Strength: They have an impressive six players rated 86 and strong depth with a host of 85's. Manager Muallan will be in charge for his third campaign this season and will be looking to make a real statement to the rest of the GW let alone his division. They have one of the best teams in the GW and look a dead cert for the Division 2 title.
    Weakness: Much of what they have got was there last season, If they couldn't pull it together last time around who's to say everything will click this time. Despite having such a wealth of talent at the club their a chilies heal is their GK. Balgradean is by no means a stinker in goal but tests on his last seasons GK gloves suggest they were 78% teflon and 12% tears.
    UD Logrones
    Strength: 4 star players and decent support. Experienced manager Huddo has 4 star players to call upon and this gives them a great chance at aiming high this season. The have to be considered a title threat and promotion with this many star players has to be seen as a minimum. A small squad should mean there is money in the bank to invest.
    Weakness: Like many in the second division they too have a suspect GK. He's not ready for action but he's all they've got. To have 4 star players is incredible considering they only have 48 players in total and a recruitment drive looks pressing. A few rises and they could be a force to be reckoned with but a few enforced sales and they would be left with a seriously understrength side even for division 2. Likely to flirt with failure as much as success.
    NK Varazdin
    Strength: Two star players in Mario and Mbemba and a decent squad. bill pol has built a great squad with huge depth and potential that includes many youth internationals and this can only bode well for the future. They have been somewhat starved of success so far with only 1 cup win to show for a large outlay but on closer inspection they look like they are a club who will start to make more of a noise very soon. A title push may be to much of an ask but automatic promotion is a real possibility. They have a good side at the moment but the real strength of the club is how they are set up for the future.
    Weakness: They have been threatening to break through as a real force for a while now but but still the fans wait. Patience from the fans will be wearing thin as they start to demand the good work off of the pitch is matched by results on it!
    Furth
    Strength: Three star players and strong support also leaves them looking as a contender for the title with promotion a minimum objective. They should make a cup run also with decent strength in depth to call upon.
    Weakness: They currently have no manager though negotiations are believed to be taking place with a candidate. They will not want to start the season rudderless or it could have a huge impact on their end of season standing. Numerous players are unhappy at the club and again this is something a manager is vital to have to sort out.
    Doncaster Rovers
    Strength: An impressive five star players to call upon with some good support too. A new manager (Tino) has been appointed for this season so fans should be optimistic that past failings will not be repeated. They not only have the talent to get promoted they should be pushing all the way in the title race. This looks the perfect opportunity for manager Tino to look good as they can't do much worse
    Weakness: Probably the GW's biggest under achievers. It doesn't so much as rain it pours. They have been stuck in a never ending winter of footballing discontent that some locals now refer to as the Doncaster Ice age. When you look at the strength of their side and in seasons gone past you have to wonder how they are not doing a lot better than what they are. On paper they look easily good enough to play at the highest level but in reality they tend to find themselves trying to not finishing last in division 2. Surely another season of failure can't unfold before them?
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    ARGENTINA

    Esteban Andrada – GK – 23 – 80 – Arsenal de Sarandi
    The on-loan goalkeeper from Lanus has started 18 games so far this season for Arsenal de Sarandi, having kept 4 clean sheets too. 80=>83
    Braian Aleman – M – 24 – 82 – Arsenal de Sarandi
    The Uruguayan midfielder has been fantastic this season for Arsenal de Sarandi, starting all 19 games and scoring 9 goals so far to lead the team in 1701 minutes. 82=>85
    Sebastian Palacios – F – 22 – 78 – Arsenal de Sarandi
    The on-loan winger from Boca Juniors has played a big part for Arsenal de Sarandi this season. The diminutive winger has scored two goals in 1236 minutes, starting 16 games. 78=>81
    Joel Sacks – D – 25 – 80 – Atletico Rafaela
    The 25-year old defender has started 16 games so far this season, scoring once in 1376 minutes. 80=>82
    German Rodriguez Rojas – M – 24- 78 – Atletico Rafaela
    The midfielder has scored one goal in 874 minutes so far this season in 11 starts. 78=>80
    Nicolas Orsini – F – 20 – 76 – Atletico Rafaela
    The youngster has started 5 games so far this season, coming on as a substitute 6 more times and scoring 3 goals in 532 minutes. 76=>78
    Gaspar Servio – GK – 22 – 78 – Banfield
    The goalkeeper has started all 19 games this season for struggling Banfield, keeping 4 clean sheets and even scoring once. 78=>81
    Fabian Noguera – D – 21 – 78 – Banfield
    The young defender has started 12 games so far this season, playing in 995 minutes. 78=>80
    Federico Alvarez – D – 20 – 78 – Belgrano
    The youngster has started 12 games this season, playing in 1001 minutes. 78=>80
    Cristian Lema – D – 24 – 80 – Belgrano
    The Argentine defender has started 17 games this season, playing in 1593 minutes. 80=>82
    Lucas Zelarrayan – M – 22 – 80 – Belgrano
    By far the team’s best player this season, Lucas Zelarrayan has started all 19 games and scored 4 times in 1613 minutes. 80=>83
    Emiliano Rigoni – M – 21 – 78 – Belgrano
    The midfielder has appeared in 16 games so far this season, clocking up 830 minutes and scoring 3 goals in 8 starts. 78=>80
    Marcos Rivadero – M – 22 – 73 – Belgrano
    The midfielder has started 4 games and played in 313 minutes. 73=>75
    Leandro Marin – D – 22 – 80 – Boca Juniors
    The right back has started 13 games so far this season, scoring once in 1157 minutes. 80=>83
    Federico Carrizo – M – 23 – 82 – Boca Juniors
    The team’s most consistent performer this season, Federico Carrizo has started all 19 games, and scored once in 1401 minutes of action. 82=>85
    Adrian Cubas – M - 18 – 75 – Boca Juniors
    The 18-year old has started 7 games so far this season, playing in 583 minutes. 75=>78
    Jonathan Calleri – F – 21 – 82 – Boca Juniors
    The striker has scored 6 goals so far this season and is the team’s top goalscorer, having played in 985 minutes and started 10 games. 82=>84
    Fernando Pellegrino – GK – 28 – 78 – Defensa y Justica
    The goalkeeper has started all 19 games so far this season, playing in 1680 minutes and keeping 3 clean sheets this season. 78=>80
    Brian Fernandez – F – 20 – 78 – Defensa y Justica
    The young striker has scored 4 times so far this season, and has started 12 games and played in 1047 minutes. 78=>80
    Mariano Barbieri – F – 24 – 77 – Defensa y Justica
    The striker partner of Brian Fernandez has hit the back of the net twice this season, starting 12 games and playing in 1140 minutes. 77=>79
    Agustin Silva – GK – 25 – 80 – Estudiantes de la Plata
    The 25-year old has seemed to have beaten out Hilario Navarro for the starting spot this season, starting 14 games and clocking up 1275 minuets so far. 80=>82
    Jonathan Schunke – D – 27 – 82 – Estudiantes
    The center back has started 15 games so far this season, scoring twice in 1310 minutes of action. 82=>84
    Joaquin Correa – M – 20 – 80 – Estudiantes
    The versatile midfielder has appeared in 16 games, 12 of which were starts, scoring twice in 1085 minutes. 80=>82
    Facundo Oreja – D – 32 – 80 – Gimnasia la Plata
    Despite SM’s reluctance to increase ratings of older players, Facundo Oreja is deserving of a rise, having started 17 games so far this season and scoring once in 1481 minutes. 80=>82
    Javier Mendoza – M – 22 – 78 – Gimnasia la Plata
    The midfielder has been a revelation this season, starting 17 games and appearing as a substitute in the other two games, scoring once in 1577 minutes. 78=>82
    Pablo Vegetti – F – 26 – 78 – Gimnasia la Plata
    The striker has impressed this season, scoring 7 times in 17 starts after 1494 minutes. 78=>82
    Fernando Zuqui – M – 23 – 78 – Godoy Cruz
    The versatile midfielder has started 15 games so far this season, scoring once in 1293 minutes. 78=>80
    Sebastian Moyano – GK – 24 – 77 – Godoy Cruz
    The goalkeeper has started 17 games this season and played in 1546 minutes. 77=>80
    Diego Rodriguez – GK - 25 – 82 – Independiente
    The goalkeeper has started all 19 games this season, playing in 1720 minutes and keeping 4 clean sheets. 82=>84
    Lucas Villalba – D – 20 – 78 – Independiente
    The left back has started 15 games this season, clocking up 1353 minutes. 78=>82
    Nestor Breitenbruch – D – 19 – 77 – Independiente
    The youngster has started 9 games this season and played in 684 minutes. 77=>79
    Jorge Figal – D – 20 – 77 – Independiente
    The defender has started 10 games this season and played in 955 minutes. 77=>80
    Victor Cuesta – D – 26 – 80 – Independiente
    The center back often gets stuck in and has performed well this season for Independiente. He has started 16 games and scored once in 1388 minutes, and has also been booked 7 times and sent off once.
    Franco Bellocq – M – 21 – 77 – Independiente
    The midfielder has started 9 games and appeared as a substitute in 4 other games, playing in a total of 862 minutes. 77=>80
    Federico Mancuello – M – 25 – 84 – Independiente
    The winger has been very impressive this season, scoring 10 goals in 19 starts and 1635 minutes. 84=>85
    Alexis Zarate – M – 20 – 75 – Independiente
    The youngster has started 9 games so far this seasong, scoring once in 808 minutes. 75=>79
    Francisco Pizzini – F – 21 – 76 – Independiente
    The striker has scored once so far in 15 games, and he started 8 of those games. 76=>79
    Silvio Romero – F – 26 – 85 – Lanus
    The striker has impressed so far this season, netting 11 times in 18 starts and 1475 minutes of action, forming a great partnership with Lautaro Acosta. 85=>86
    Mauricio Tevez – F – 18 – 76 – Newell’s Old Boys
    The striker has been in decent form this season, scoring twice in 1037 minutes of action. The youngster has started 12 games so far this season. 76=>80
    Mauricio Cuero – F – 21 – 78 – Club Olimpico
    The on-loan winger from FC Vaslui has played well this season in 15 starts, where he has scored once in 1229 minutes. 78=>80
    Nicolas Lopez – M – 20 – 73 – Quilmes
    The youngster has started 6 games this season and appeared as a substitute in 7 more games, scoring once in 603 minutes. 73=>76
    Yonathan Cabral – D – 22 – 78 – Racing Club
    The fourth member of a strong backline, Yonathan Cabral has played well this season, starting 15 games and playing in 1348 minutes. 78=>82
    Marcos Acuna – M – 23 – 78 – Racing Club
    The midfielder has started 11 games and come on as a substitute in 4 more, scoring 2 goals in 856 minutes. 78=>80
    Ramiro Funes Mori – D – 23 – 83 – River Plate
    The defender has started 16 games so far this season, scoring two goals in 1457 minutes of action. He has also been sent off once and booked four times. 83=>85
    Leonardo Pisculichi – M – 30 – 83 – River Plate
    The veteran midfielder has scored 5 goals so far this season in 15 starts, playing in 1173 minutes. 83=>85
    Lucas Boye – F – 18 – 76 – River Plate
    The striker has only hit the back of the net once this season, but he has started 6 games and come on as a substitute in 11 other games, totaling 609 minutes. 76=>79
    Lucas Acevedo – D – 23 – 77 – Rosario Central
    The center back has started 9 games so far this season, scoring twice in 791 minutes. 77=>80
    Jonas Aguirre – M – 22 – 78 – Rosario Central
    The winger has started 12 games this season, clocking up 1041 minutes. 78=>80
    Erik Godoy – D – 21 – 80 – Tigre
    The center back has started 16 games so far this season, hitting the back of the net once in 1414 minutes. 80=>82
    Joaquin Arzura – M – 21 – 80 – Tigre
    The midfielder has also impressed this season, starting 17 games and scoring once in 1459 minutes. He has also been sent off once and booked 8 times. 80=>82
    Kevin Itabel – M – 21 – 80 – Tigre
    The youngster has started 12 games and come off the bench 5 more times, totaling 1031 minutes and scoring three times. 80=>82
    Sebastian Rincon – F – 21 – 75 – Tigre
    The Colombian striker has played in 14 games, half as a starter and half as a substitute, but he has also managed to bag 4 goals in 683 minutes. 75=>78
    Matias Perez Acuna – D – 20 – 77 – Velez Sarsfield
    The right back has started 9 games so far this season, playing in 854 minutes. 77=>79
    Leonardo Rolon – M – 19 – 78 – Velez Sarsfield
    The youngster has started 13 games so far this season, appearing as a substitute in 3 other fixtures, scoring once in 1061 minutes. 78=>81
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    Season 2 preview
    Division 1
    Defence Force
    Strengths: Champions last year, having won 12 games out of 18, more than anyone in the game world and scoring the most goals in division 1 (36). Star players Tymoschuk and Dainelli with decent support. 15 players make up the their first team squad so there is room to rotate and deal with the odd injury or suspension, especially in midfield. Can they win back to back titles ?
    Weakness: Could do with better options upfront. Under new managment there is lots of pressure to meet last seasons good performances. Confidence took a hit by losing the Charity Shield final!
    Tarxien Rainbows
    Strengths: De Sanctis is their star player in goal, replacing Cordoba. Last years runners up have also got another 9 players rated 85 and above meaning they have one of the best starting XI out there and will be looking to go one step further this time around!
    Weakness: They lost the title last year having gone into the final game leading the rest of the bunch, the dissapointment must be huge. Can they overcome it and turn it into more motivation only time will tell...
    Army United FC
    Strengths:They have gone for quantity this year and alongside star gk Hildebrand find themselves with 16 other players rated 80 and over. Lost the fewest games in division 1 last year (5) and missed out on the title only by 3 points.
    Weakness: Could do with more quality as they might regret selling Henry and Lucio if they start to struggle.
    Tractor Club
    Strengths: Star player and general superstar of the GW (alongside Pirlo), Buffon as well as Pizarro and 8 more players rated 81 or above. Lost only 5 games last year, a joint top flight record and conceded the fewest goals (21) which shows that the italian goalkeeper was a wise investment.
    Weakness: Not a lot of quality spread throughout the squad as they have decided to rely on a very small bunch of players rather than have more options available to them.
    Viking FK
    Strengths: 3 big stars in Drogba, Cesar and Conti and another 9 players rated 80 and over complete their first team! They have the best fans around giving them generous attendances in each home game, meaning more money in the bank!
    Weakness: Probably the most inpredictable team in the league last season winning 9 games and losing 9 games, if they managed to turn half of those defeats into draws they could have had a title challenge on their hands, Their second team consists of 75 rated players, a risk if injuries occur.
    Golden Arrows
    Strengths: An impresive all rated 85 starting line up that could beat anyone on their day.
    Weakness: No squad depth at all will leave them in a dangerous position should their star players become unavailable, Only stayed up by 3 points last season.
    Village United
    Strengths: Won the division 2 title easily last season, conceding a gameworld record 19 goals and losing only 3 games all year. Star player Di Natale should bring plenty of goals whilst being complemented by no less than 12 other players rated 80 or above.
    Weakness: Looking to make their mark on the top division this season, but could do with a few more quality players to support Di Natale.
    Rochester Rhinos
    Strengths: Star players Ceni and Milito and decent players all above 83 to help make up their first team. Runners up of division 2 last year, scoring the most goals out of anyone in the game world (39)!
    Weakness:Looks like they could do with another winger, plus any second team options they have are all 75 rated players, small squad consisting of 30 players.
    Police United
    Strengths: Managed to gain automatic promotion in the last game of the season and look a big threat. They have the best squad depth consisting of 22 players rated 80 and above Forland, Raul and Josue are the star men. Should be considered as the favourites for the Cup but also capable of making their mark in the league.
    Weakness:Their team has changed everything and it will be a issue when the new players can gel together. Will they miss the quality of Lampard, Pizarro, Yepes and Pinto for the strategy of quantity this year ?
    Dolphins FC
    Strengths: They can boast no less than 6 star players rated 87 and above amongst their ranks including Howard in goal. Coming from a great season winning the Cup, division 2 play off and Charity Shield. Having the highest rated top 18 players and the highest total valued squad they should be challenging the top ends of the table.
    Weakness: Haven't started the season very well, managing 1 point after 2 games, can they adjust to life in division 1 before its too late ?
    Division 2
    Moroka Swallows
    Strengths: Didn't avoid the drop in the end although the had the beast named Emile Heskey who won the golden boot last season No real stars as such but a decent first team squad of players rated 80 or above. A good second team that could go far in the cup.
    Weakness: Their highest rated player is Nivet (85) which means they are short of quality, no star men could prove costly for them.
    Warri Wolves
    Strengths: Much will be depending on the shoulders of star man Marquez and Dida in goal. Did well in the cup last year getting as far as the final.
    Weakness: Had the worst defence of division 1 last season. Looks like they will struggle this season too, with little chances of getting promoted, 5 first team players will be rated 72 and under...
    The Strongest
    Strengths: Going to be mean here but nothing to be cheerful about for the fans of the strongest this season... Maybe no expectations is the only good thing ?
    Weakness: Well this season looks like an upcoming disaster. Not even 1 player rated 80 or above, their season if surely over before its even began! Favourites for last place!
    Sunshine Stars
    Strengths: Star players Helton and Abriel but not much support. Looks like 3 players rated 80 and above are set to join them in the next few hours.
    Weakness: Strikers missfired last season managing only 21 goals. Another dissapointing season is on the cards as they failed to assemble the 30 man squad and currently only have 7 players rated 80 and above. With transfers about to come in can they turn their fortunes around ?
    Naxxar Lions
    Strengths: Was challenging until the last day of the season, but lost the play off final and their promotion dreams must wait for another year. 2 star players in Klose and Friedel. Look solid in defence.
    Weakness: A weakish second team. They need reinforcements in midfield and especially in the wide areas and could do with someone to support Klose upfront.
    Air Force AVIA
    Strength:They pulled of the biggest transfer so far bringing in Pirlo! They will be hoping he will guide them into Division 1, a similar story to Police last season. He isn't alone though as he can rely on Abbiati, Ignashevich, Ayovi and Weligton.
    Weakness: No squad depth available to them so they will need to avoid suspensions and injuries or they will struggle, won't make an impact on the cup with the quantity of players they have.
    Ottawa Fury
    Strengths: Star players Aranzubia, McCauley, Soriano and Simmons form their foundation. Good squad depth should mean they will be one of the favourites for the cup and could prove vital in the league.
    Weakness: Not much quality in their squad. Need strengthening in the wide areas (defence and midfield).
    United FC
    Strengths: Olivera is their main man and with 15 players rated 80 or above in total gives them a chance of a good cup run.
    Weakness: No real star players. Need to solve their scoring problem as they only managed 19 goals last season, the worst attacking record in division 2.
    Deportivo Wanka
    Strengths: Italian stars Storari and Sardo are waiting for the arrivals of Hilton and Noveski creating one of the best back lines in the league.
    Weakness: Could do with quality wingers and another striker to complete a strong defence.
    ABC
    Strengths: Star player Francesco Totti to bang in the goals and Richard Dunne to help keep them out at the other end. All their outfield players are 80 and above.
    Weakness: Their goalkeeper is the weakest link in their team and needs replacing if we look at last seasons stats. Finished last in division 2 conceding a shocking 39 goals! Not a lot of squad depth to call upon either.
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    Season 2 preview
    Division 1
    Defence Force
    Strengths: Champions last year, having won 12 games out of 18, more than anyone in the game world and scoring the most goals in division 1 (36). Star players Tymoschuk and Dainelli with decent support. 15 players make up the their first team squad so there is room to rotate and deal with the odd injury or suspension, especially in midfield. Can they win back to back titles ?
    Weakness: Could do with better options upfront. Under new managment there is lots of pressure to meet last seasons good performances. Confidence took a hit by losing the Charity Shield final!
    Tarxien Rainbows
    Strengths: De Sanctis is their star player in goal, replacing Cordoba. Last years runners up have also got another 9 players rated 85 and above meaning they have one of the best starting XI out there and will be looking to go one step further this time around!
    Weakness: They lost the title last year having gone into the final game leading the rest of the bunch, the dissapointment must be huge. Can they overcome it and turn it into more motivation only time will tell...
    Army United FC
    Strengths:They have gone for quantity this year and alongside star gk Hildebrand find themselves with 16 other players rated 80 and over. Lost the fewest games in division 1 last year (5) and missed out on the title only by 3 points.
    Weakness: Could do with more quality as they might regret selling Henry and Lucio if they start to struggle.
    Tractor Club
    Strengths: Star player and general superstar of the GW (alongside Pirlo), Buffon as well as Pizarro and 8 more players rated 81 or above. Lost only 5 games last year, a joint top flight record and conceded the fewest goals (21) which shows that the italian goalkeeper was a wise investment.
    Weakness: Not a lot of quality spread throughout the squad as they have decided to rely on a very small bunch of players rather than have more options available to them.
    Viking FK
    Strengths: 3 big stars in Drogba, Cesar and Conti and another 9 players rated 80 and over complete their first team! They have the best fans around giving them generous attendances in each home game, meaning more money in the bank!
    Weakness: Probably the most inpredictable team in the league last season winning 9 games and losing 9 games, if they managed to turn half of those defeats into draws they could have had a title challenge on their hands, Their second team consists of 75 rated players, a risk if injuries occur.
    Golden Arrows
    Strengths: An impresive all rated 85 starting line up that could beat anyone on their day.
    Weakness: No squad depth at all will leave them in a dangerous position should their star players become unavailable, Only stayed up by 3 points last season.
    Village United
    Strengths: Won the division 2 title easily last season, conceding a gameworld record 19 goals and losing only 3 games all year. Star player Di Natale should bring plenty of goals whilst being complemented by no less than 12 other players rated 80 or above.
    Weakness: Looking to make their mark on the top division this season, but could do with a few more quality players to support Di Natale.
    Rochester Rhinos
    Strengths: Star players Ceni and Milito and decent players all above 83 to help make up their first team. Runners up of division 2 last year, scoring the most goals out of anyone in the game world (39)!
    Weakness:Looks like they could do with another winger, plus any second team options they have are all 75 rated players, small squad consisting of 30 players.
    Police United
    Strengths: Managed to gain automatic promotion in the last game of the season and look a big threat. They have the best squad depth consisting of 22 players rated 80 and above Forland, Raul and Josue are the star men. Should be considered as the favourites for the Cup but also capable of making their mark in the league.
    Weakness:Their team has changed everything and it will be a issue when the new players can gel together. Will they miss the quality of Lampard, Pizarro, Yepes and Pinto for the strategy of quantity this year ?
    Dolphins FC
    Strengths: They can boast no less than 6 star players rated 87 and above amongst their ranks including Howard in goal. Coming from a great season winning the Cup, division 2 play off and Charity Shield. Having the highest rated top 18 players and the highest total valued squad they should be challenging the top ends of the table.
    Weakness: Haven't started the season very well, managing 1 point after 2 games, can they adjust to life in division 1 before its too late ?
    Division 2
    Moroka Swallows
    Strengths: Didn't avoid the drop in the end although the had the beast named Emile Heskey who won the golden boot last season No real stars as such but a decent first team squad of players rated 80 or above. A good second team that could go far in the cup.
    Weakness: Their highest rated player is Nivet (85) which means they are short of quality, no star men could prove costly for them.
    Warri Wolves
    Strengths: Much will be depending on the shoulders of star man Marquez and Dida in goal. Did well in the cup last year getting as far as the final.
    Weakness: Had the worst defence of division 1 last season. Looks like they will struggle this season too, with little chances of getting promoted, 5 first team players will be rated 72 and under...
    The Strongest
    Strengths: Going to be mean here but nothing to be cheerful about for the fans of the strongest this season... Maybe no expectations is the only good thing ?
    Weakness: Well this season looks like an upcoming disaster. Not even 1 player rated 80 or above, their season if surely over before its even began! Favourites for last place!
    Sunshine Stars
    Strengths: Star players Helton and Abriel but not much support. Looks like 3 players rated 80 and above are set to join them in the next few hours.
    Weakness: Strikers missfired last season managing only 21 goals. Another dissapointing season is on the cards as they failed to assemble the 30 man squad and currently only have 7 players rated 80 and above. With transfers about to come in can they turn their fortunes around ?
    Naxxar Lions
    Strengths: Was challenging until the last day of the season, but lost the play off final and their promotion dreams must wait for another year. 2 star players in Klose and Friedel. Look solid in defence.
    Weakness: A weakish second team. They need reinforcements in midfield and especially in the wide areas and could do with someone to support Klose upfront.
    Air Force AVIA
    Strength:They pulled of the biggest transfer so far bringing in Pirlo! They will be hoping he will guide them into Division 1, a similar story to Police last season. He isn't alone though as he can rely on Abbiati, Ignashevich, Ayovi and Weligton.
    Weakness: No squad depth available to them so they will need to avoid suspensions and injuries or they will struggle, won't make an impact on the cup with the quantity of players they have.
    Ottawa Fury
    Strengths: Star players Aranzubia, McCauley, Soriano and Simmons form their foundation. Good squad depth should mean they will be one of the favourites for the cup and could prove vital in the league.
    Weakness: Not much quality in their squad. Need strengthening in the wide areas (defence and midfield).
    United FC
    Strengths: Olivera is their main man and with 15 players rated 80 or above in total gives them a chance of a good cup run.
    Weakness: No real star players. Need to solve their scoring problem as they only managed 19 goals last season, the worst attacking record in division 2.
    Deportivo Wanka
    Strengths: Italian stars Storari and Sardo are waiting for the arrivals of Hilton and Noveski creating one of the best back lines in the league.
    Weakness: Could do with quality wingers and another striker to complete a strong defence.
    ABC
    Strengths: Star player Francesco Totti to bang in the goals and Richard Dunne to help keep them out at the other end. All their outfield players are 80 and above.
    Weakness: Their goalkeeper is the weakest link in their team and needs replacing if we look at last seasons stats. Finished last in division 2 conceding a shocking 39 goals! Not a lot of squad depth to call upon either.
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    Season 2 preview
    Division 1
    Defence Force
    Strengths: Champions last year, having won 12 games out of 18, more than anyone in the game world and scoring the most goals in division 1 (36). Star players Tymoschuk and Dainelli with decent support. 15 players make up the their first team squad so there is room to rotate and deal with the odd injury or suspension, especially in midfield. Can they win back to back titles ?
    Weakness: Could do with better options upfront. Under new managment there is lots of pressure to meet last seasons good performances. Confidence took a hit by losing the Charity Shield final!
    Tarxien Rainbows
    Strengths: De Sanctis is their star player in goal, replacing Cordoba. Last years runners up have also got another 9 players rated 85 and above meaning they have one of the best starting XI out there and will be looking to go one step further this time around!
    Weakness: They lost the title last year having gone into the final game leading the rest of the bunch, the dissapointment must be huge. Can they overcome it and turn it into more motivation only time will tell...
    Army United FC
    Strengths:They have gone for quantity this year and alongside star gk Hildebrand find themselves with 16 other players rated 80 and over. Lost the fewest games in division 1 last year (5) and missed out on the title only by 3 points.
    Weakness: Could do with more quality as they might regret selling Henry and Lucio if they start to struggle.
    Tractor Club
    Strengths: Star player and general superstar of the GW (alongside Pirlo), Buffon as well as Pizarro and 8 more players rated 81 or above. Lost only 5 games last year, a joint top flight record and conceded the fewest goals (21) which shows that the italian goalkeeper was a wise investment.
    Weakness: Not a lot of quality spread throughout the squad as they have decided to rely on a very small bunch of players rather than have more options available to them.
    Viking FK
    Strengths: 3 big stars in Drogba, Cesar and Conti and another 9 players rated 80 and over complete their first team! They have the best fans around giving them generous attendances in each home game, meaning more money in the bank!
    Weakness: Probably the most inpredictable team in the league last season winning 9 games and losing 9 games, if they managed to turn half of those defeats into draws they could have had a title challenge on their hands, Their second team consists of 75 rated players, a risk if injuries occur.
    Golden Arrows
    Strengths: An impresive all rated 85 starting line up that could beat anyone on their day.
    Weakness: No squad depth at all will leave them in a dangerous position should their star players become unavailable, Only stayed up by 3 points last season.
    Village United
    Strengths: Won the division 2 title easily last season, conceding a gameworld record 19 goals and losing only 3 games all year. Star player Di Natale should bring plenty of goals whilst being complemented by no less than 12 other players rated 80 or above.
    Weakness: Looking to make their mark on the top division this season, but could do with a few more quality players to support Di Natale.
    Rochester Rhinos
    Strengths: Star players Ceni and Milito and decent players all above 83 to help make up their first team. Runners up of division 2 last year, scoring the most goals out of anyone in the game world (39)!
    Weakness:Looks like they could do with another winger, plus any second team options they have are all 75 rated players, small squad consisting of 30 players.
    Police United
    Strengths: Managed to gain automatic promotion in the last game of the season and look a big threat. They have the best squad depth consisting of 22 players rated 80 and above Forland, Raul and Josue are the star men. Should be considered as the favourites for the Cup but also capable of making their mark in the league.
    Weakness:Their team has changed everything and it will be a issue when the new players can gel together. Will they miss the quality of Lampard, Pizarro, Yepes and Pinto for the strategy of quantity this year ?
    Dolphins FC
    Strengths: They can boast no less than 6 star players rated 87 and above amongst their ranks including Howard in goal. Coming from a great season winning the Cup, division 2 play off and Charity Shield. Having the highest rated top 18 players and the highest total valued squad they should be challenging the top ends of the table.
    Weakness: Haven't started the season very well, managing 1 point after 2 games, can they adjust to life in division 1 before its too late ?
    Division 2
    Moroka Swallows
    Strengths: Didn't avoid the drop in the end although the had the beast named Emile Heskey who won the golden boot last season No real stars as such but a decent first team squad of players rated 80 or above. A good second team that could go far in the cup.
    Weakness: Their highest rated player is Nivet (85) which means they are short of quality, no star men could prove costly for them.
    Warri Wolves
    Strengths: Much will be depending on the shoulders of star man Marquez and Dida in goal. Did well in the cup last year getting as far as the final.
    Weakness: Had the worst defence of division 1 last season. Looks like they will struggle this season too, with little chances of getting promoted, 5 first team players will be rated 72 and under...
    The Strongest
    Strengths: Going to be mean here but nothing to be cheerful about for the fans of the strongest this season... Maybe no expectations is the only good thing ?
    Weakness: Well this season looks like an upcoming disaster. Not even 1 player rated 80 or above, their season if surely over before its even began! Favourites for last place!
    Sunshine Stars
    Strengths: Star players Helton and Abriel but not much support. Looks like 3 players rated 80 and above are set to join them in the next few hours.
    Weakness: Strikers missfired last season managing only 21 goals. Another dissapointing season is on the cards as they failed to assemble the 30 man squad and currently only have 7 players rated 80 and above. With transfers about to come in can they turn their fortunes around ?
    Naxxar Lions
    Strengths: Was challenging until the last day of the season, but lost the play off final and their promotion dreams must wait for another year. 2 star players in Klose and Friedel. Look solid in defence.
    Weakness: A weakish second team. They need reinforcements in midfield and especially in the wide areas and could do with someone to support Klose upfront.
    Air Force AVIA
    Strength:They pulled of the biggest transfer so far bringing in Pirlo! They will be hoping he will guide them into Division 1, a similar story to Police last season. He isn't alone though as he can rely on Abbiati, Ignashevich, Ayovi and Weligton.
    Weakness: No squad depth available to them so they will need to avoid suspensions and injuries or they will struggle, won't make an impact on the cup with the quantity of players they have.
    Ottawa Fury
    Strengths: Star players Aranzubia, McCauley, Soriano and Simmons form their foundation. Good squad depth should mean they will be one of the favourites for the cup and could prove vital in the league.
    Weakness: Not much quality in their squad. Need strengthening in the wide areas (defence and midfield).
    United FC
    Strengths: Olivera is their main man and with 15 players rated 80 or above in total gives them a chance of a good cup run.
    Weakness: No real star players. Need to solve their scoring problem as they only managed 19 goals last season, the worst attacking record in division 2.
    Deportivo Wanka
    Strengths: Italian stars Storari and Sardo are waiting for the arrivals of Hilton and Noveski creating one of the best back lines in the league.
    Weakness: Could do with quality wingers and another striker to complete a strong defence.
    ABC
    Strengths: Star player Francesco Totti to bang in the goals and Richard Dunne to help keep them out at the other end. All their outfield players are 80 and above.
    Weakness: Their goalkeeper is the weakest link in their team and needs replacing if we look at last seasons stats. Finished last in division 2 conceding a shocking 39 goals! Not a lot of squad depth to call upon either.
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    Season 2 preview
    Division 1
    Defence Force
    Strengths: Champions last year, having won 12 games out of 18, more than anyone in the game world and scoring the most goals in division 1 (36). Star players Tymoschuk and Dainelli with decent support. 15 players make up the their first team squad so there is room to rotate and deal with the odd injury or suspension, especially in midfield. Can they win back to back titles ?
    Weakness: Could do with better options upfront. Under new managment there is lots of pressure to meet last seasons good performances. Confidence took a hit by losing the Charity Shield final!
    Tarxien Rainbows
    Strengths: De Sanctis is their star player in goal, replacing Cordoba. Last years runners up have also got another 9 players rated 85 and above meaning they have one of the best starting XI out there and will be looking to go one step further this time around!
    Weakness: They lost the title last year having gone into the final game leading the rest of the bunch, the dissapointment must be huge. Can they overcome it and turn it into more motivation only time will tell...
    Army United FC
    Strengths:They have gone for quantity this year and alongside star gk Hildebrand find themselves with 16 other players rated 80 and over. Lost the fewest games in division 1 last year (5) and missed out on the title only by 3 points.
    Weakness: Could do with more quality as they might regret selling Henry and Lucio if they start to struggle.
    Tractor Club
    Strengths: Star player and general superstar of the GW (alongside Pirlo), Buffon as well as Pizarro and 8 more players rated 81 or above. Lost only 5 games last year, a joint top flight record and conceded the fewest goals (21) which shows that the italian goalkeeper was a wise investment.
    Weakness: Not a lot of quality spread throughout the squad as they have decided to rely on a very small bunch of players rather than have more options available to them.
    Viking FK
    Strengths: 3 big stars in Drogba, Cesar and Conti and another 9 players rated 80 and over complete their first team! They have the best fans around giving them generous attendances in each home game, meaning more money in the bank!
    Weakness: Probably the most inpredictable team in the league last season winning 9 games and losing 9 games, if they managed to turn half of those defeats into draws they could have had a title challenge on their hands, Their second team consists of 75 rated players, a risk if injuries occur.
    Golden Arrows
    Strengths: An impresive all rated 85 starting line up that could beat anyone on their day.
    Weakness: No squad depth at all will leave them in a dangerous position should their star players become unavailable, Only stayed up by 3 points last season.
    Village United
    Strengths: Won the division 2 title easily last season, conceding a gameworld record 19 goals and losing only 3 games all year. Star player Di Natale should bring plenty of goals whilst being complemented by no less than 12 other players rated 80 or above.
    Weakness: Looking to make their mark on the top division this season, but could do with a few more quality players to support Di Natale.
    Rochester Rhinos
    Strengths: Star players Ceni and Milito and decent players all above 83 to help make up their first team. Runners up of division 2 last year, scoring the most goals out of anyone in the game world (39)!
    Weakness:Looks like they could do with another winger, plus any second team options they have are all 75 rated players, small squad consisting of 30 players.
    Police United
    Strengths: Managed to gain automatic promotion in the last game of the season and look a big threat. They have the best squad depth consisting of 22 players rated 80 and above Forland, Raul and Josue are the star men. Should be considered as the favourites for the Cup but also capable of making their mark in the league.
    Weakness:Their team has changed everything and it will be a issue when the new players can gel together. Will they miss the quality of Lampard, Pizarro, Yepes and Pinto for the strategy of quantity this year ?
    Dolphins FC
    Strengths: They can boast no less than 6 star players rated 87 and above amongst their ranks including Howard in goal. Coming from a great season winning the Cup, division 2 play off and Charity Shield. Having the highest rated top 18 players and the highest total valued squad they should be challenging the top ends of the table.
    Weakness: Haven't started the season very well, managing 1 point after 2 games, can they adjust to life in division 1 before its too late ?
    Division 2
    Moroka Swallows
    Strengths: Didn't avoid the drop in the end although the had the beast named Emile Heskey who won the golden boot last season No real stars as such but a decent first team squad of players rated 80 or above. A good second team that could go far in the cup.
    Weakness: Their highest rated player is Nivet (85) which means they are short of quality, no star men could prove costly for them.
    Warri Wolves
    Strengths: Much will be depending on the shoulders of star man Marquez and Dida in goal. Did well in the cup last year getting as far as the final.
    Weakness: Had the worst defence of division 1 last season. Looks like they will struggle this season too, with little chances of getting promoted, 5 first team players will be rated 72 and under...
    The Strongest
    Strengths: Going to be mean here but nothing to be cheerful about for the fans of the strongest this season... Maybe no expectations is the only good thing ?
    Weakness: Well this season looks like an upcoming disaster. Not even 1 player rated 80 or above, their season if surely over before its even began! Favourites for last place!
    Sunshine Stars
    Strengths: Star players Helton and Abriel but not much support. Looks like 3 players rated 80 and above are set to join them in the next few hours.
    Weakness: Strikers missfired last season managing only 21 goals. Another dissapointing season is on the cards as they failed to assemble the 30 man squad and currently only have 7 players rated 80 and above. With transfers about to come in can they turn their fortunes around ?
    Naxxar Lions
    Strengths: Was challenging until the last day of the season, but lost the play off final and their promotion dreams must wait for another year. 2 star players in Klose and Friedel. Look solid in defence.
    Weakness: A weakish second team. They need reinforcements in midfield and especially in the wide areas and could do with someone to support Klose upfront.
    Air Force AVIA
    Strength:They pulled of the biggest transfer so far bringing in Pirlo! They will be hoping he will guide them into Division 1, a similar story to Police last season. He isn't alone though as he can rely on Abbiati, Ignashevich, Ayovi and Weligton.
    Weakness: No squad depth available to them so they will need to avoid suspensions and injuries or they will struggle, won't make an impact on the cup with the quantity of players they have.
    Ottawa Fury
    Strengths: Star players Aranzubia, McCauley, Soriano and Simmons form their foundation. Good squad depth should mean they will be one of the favourites for the cup and could prove vital in the league.
    Weakness: Not much quality in their squad. Need strengthening in the wide areas (defence and midfield).
    United FC
    Strengths: Olivera is their main man and with 15 players rated 80 or above in total gives them a chance of a good cup run.
    Weakness: No real star players. Need to solve their scoring problem as they only managed 19 goals last season, the worst attacking record in division 2.
    Deportivo Wanka
    Strengths: Italian stars Storari and Sardo are waiting for the arrivals of Hilton and Noveski creating one of the best back lines in the league.
    Weakness: Could do with quality wingers and another striker to complete a strong defence.
    ABC
    Strengths: Star player Francesco Totti to bang in the goals and Richard Dunne to help keep them out at the other end. All their outfield players are 80 and above.
    Weakness: Their goalkeeper is the weakest link in their team and needs replacing if we look at last seasons stats. Finished last in division 2 conceding a shocking 39 goals! Not a lot of squad depth to call upon either.
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    Fred Ziko steered Tranmere Rovers to victory against Northampton Town.
    Tranmere Rovers outclassed Northampton Town and beat them 4 - 1 in their Division 1 fixture.
    Vilches had an impressive game and was voted Man of the Match.
    Ujlaky, Sodje and Bruna were amongst the goalscorers.
    After their result against Northampton Town, Tranmere Rovers are now unbeaten in 7 games setting a new club record for most games unbeaten in a row.
    Tranmere Rovers have won Division 1!
    What a great season, we have been crowned champions!!!!! :D
    We scored the most goals, conceded the fewest, won a record 12 games and lost only 5...Sodje was named player of the season! Congratulations to all of the players for making our fans proud! :D
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    SEASON 11 PREVIEW
    Division 1
    Rayo Vallecano
    Strength: Last seasons champions have started brightly winning the Charity Shield. One of this season's favourites for the title after scoring an impressive 40 goals last year, more than anyone else in the top division. Managed to stay unbeaten away, had the most wins at home, and only lost 2 games in general, a record in both divisions. They boast 4 star players: Hofmann, Jonny, Calhanoglu and Boetius and have a very good supporting cast, their great squad depth means that we should see them as one of the hot shots for the cup too.
    Weakness: Everyone will be looking out for them this time around, and most teams will be raising their game when playing against them. They could do with a couple of star centre backs. They lost Klaassen towards the end of last season, can they cope without him ?
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Liverpool de Montevideo
    Strength: Star players Cartabia, Guzman and Jefferson. Very strong squad depth and quality as they have got the biggest squad around and the most highly valued one. Had the best defence in the game world conceding only 18 goals in 18 games and showed great form towards the end of the season with 1 loss in the last 7 games. The biggest favourites for the league and the cup alongside Rayo Vallecano.
    Weakness: Same story again for Liverpool, very high expectations before the season starts, tend to start weak and come strong towards the end. Will they be given the tag of the nearly team after finishing runners up again or can they prove their doubters wrong?
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 2
    FC Nordsjaelland
    Strength: Did great to finish third last season against all the odds that had tipped them for relegation. Won more games than anyone in their division (10) and had the 2nd best strike force scoring 33 goals. No real star players so they could be relying on Karius, Insua, Dybala and Bigirimana to keep them up again. Vico topped the assists charts last season and is a real threat. Probably the youngest squad in the game world with their oldest players being 22 years of age, so the potential for further improvement is definitely there!
    Weakness: They have the weakest squad in the division based on player ratings and the lowest valued squad. Only 44 players at the club too which means they are pinning their hopes on a small bunch of players. With the current crop of players, the only thing in their mind should be to avoid relegation, it will surely be a tough task to follow last season’s performances.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    FC Lugano
    Strength: They have one of the most experienced 87+ managers, having led them to 3 Division 1 titles and along with Adrian and Derley as their star players and a decent team they managed to return to the top ends of the table after a few mediocre seasons for their standards. Rumour has it that they have a gold mine at their training ground that gives them unlimited cash to bring in anyone they like.
    Weakness: Got quite good depth but could do with one or two more 86 rated stars in their team to say that they can challenge for the title again. They will be hoping that SM does what it does best, slow reviews! If not, then they can wave Adrian goodbye leaving them with a big gap to fill under the goalposts.
    Division 1 Titles: 3
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Wrexham
    Strength: Looking at the team it boasts four star players: Bardi, Fabinho, Ward-Prowse and O.Torres plus real quality throughout the rest of the side with no less than 12 85-rated players. Parlak was a real gem last season being announced player of the season, plus being awarded the golden boot. Great squad depth too means that on paper at least, they are serious contenders for not only the Division 1 title but also the cup.
    Weakness: After the departure of Veltman they look short of options at cb position. They showed great potential, taking the league by storm managing 6/6 wins at the start of the season but went on a terrible run which is sure to have affected their confidence as a side. Two wins in 12 and the 2nd worst defence in division 1 aren’t stats to be proud of!
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 2
    Stade Brestois
    Strength: Managed to stay up by 2 points after getting promoted from division 2. Star players Vilhena, Praet and Guerreiro and an ok squad depth. The only team that lost just 1 game at home last season and were very hard to score against, conceding only 20 goals, only Liverpool had a better record in that department.
    Weakness: They will be hoping for a rise for one of their goalkeepers. They also need two or three star forwards as they had the 2nd worst attacking force in their division scoring only 17 goals. Although they have a big squad they need more quality in order to avoid relegation again.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Rochdale
    Strength: Star players Stones, Berahino and Ramalho plus decent support from the rest of the squad shows that they belong in the top division after being crowned division 2 champions last season with a record 10 wins. They had the best attack of the game world scoring 42 goals, the 2nd best defence in their division, conceding 27 and had the fewest defeats (3). Good squad depth should help them mount a cup run. Ever active in the transfer market. Could be a dark horse as the teams who come up as champions always make an impact. Lanzarote was an assist machine for them last term, topping the table with 12!
    Weakness: Recent rises for 2 of their goalkeepers was a true gift for them, but they still could do with a better option. They have the yo-yo tag because they never seem to stay in one division for too long, can they finally establish themselves ?
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Willem II
    Strength: The likes of Leali, Yago, Ucan and Stevanovic will be their main weapons in order to try and stay up after an impressive season which saw them finish runners up in division 2, just behind Rochdale in nearly every department.
    Weakness: Could do with more depth to the squad specially after losing Milanov as there is not a lot of quality in reserve to depend on if their stars don’t perform. They haven’t got fond memories of life in the top division as last time they were around they finished bottom of the table.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Greuther Furth
    Strength: Star players Ezekiel and Quintero plus squad depth. Managed to clinche an automatic promotion spot on the last day of the season and showed great form losing only 1 out of their last 9 games. Had the dest defensive record in division 2, conceding just 19 goals.
    Weakness: Got quite a few options in all areas of the pitch, so not much to comment on, maybe a few more star players could be the step towards being a real title contender.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Zalaegerszegi TE
    Strength: They defeated Calcio Como in the play-off final and find themselves back in the top division. Star names include Casco, Talisca and Bigas but not much support. Had a great Cup run, losing in the Final to Guarantigueta.
    Weakness: The weakest team alongside Nordsjaelland with little quality or depth will be looking to try and avoid the drop. A new goalkeeper is an absolute must plus top quality strikers if they are to make it possible. They must be thinking just how they got promoted, having the worst defence out of both divisions, conceding 42 goals.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    Tip for the title - Liverpool de Montevideo
    Tip for relegation - Nordsjaelland, Zalaegerszegi, Willem, Stade Brestois
    Dark Horse - Rochdale
    Division 2
    NK Varazdin
    Strength: Season 9 play off winners couldn’t manage to stay up last year, and for 2 points find themselves back in the lower division. Star player Kurzawa, an ok supporting cast and a big squad capable of a cup challenge.
    Weakness:A big squad doesn’t always guarantee success, so they might look to strengthen the side with more star players, but more importantly they will be searching for a striker and a winger in the transfer market.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Jahn Regensburg
    Strength: Star player Santos along with a quite good supporting cast. They are looking to get off to a new start with manager Jim Garvock having his first full season at the club after arriving late last year.
    Weakness: They had the worst defence in division 1 last season which also led to their terrible home form of 1 win, 1 draw and 7 losses!!! They need to find a genuine star striker to support Dani Schahin. Lost very important players as Suso, Mauricio, Pereira and Duenas all left the club.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Guaratingueta
    Strength: Back to back Division 1 champions shocked everyone last year when they found themselves relegated and manager Christopher Riley will be looking for a swift return to where they feel they belong. They showed that they are one of the biggest clubs around though by winning another trophy despite having a bad league campaign, they won the 87+ cup. Star players Jimenez and Westwood are supported by lots of other good players including 2 great goalkeepers. Should mount a serious title challenge...
    Weakness: They just can’t score, last season they managed 16 goals in 18 games. Lost more games than anyone else in division 1 (11). Also lost the Charity Shield final and confidence must be low, could they fade away for a few seasons like Lugano did in the past after all their early success ?
    Division 1 Titles: 2
    Division 2 Titles: 2
    Cup Winners: 1
    UD Logrones
    Strength: Doesn’t look like a division 2 side with so many stars, they have 5 players of 86 rating: Carrasco, Gunter, Silva, Holzhauzer and Malanda! The aim must be to gain promotion at the 1st attempt.
    Weakness: Had a shocking season, 2 wins from a possible 18 just wasn’t good enough for such a team. Could do with a better goalkeeper and some additional transfers in order to get more depth to support their stars.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Calcio Como
    Strength: Star Players Belfodil, Ferri, Arnold, Promes, Ziyech and Murru aswell as a very good lineup to follow create a team that could even be challenging for the division 1 title. They must be looking to win the title and if not, promotion is the minimum. A good cup run is also on the cards due to the quality of the squad's depth.
    Weakness: Lost the play off final which was a huge blow for them, especially as they were backed by so many people to return to the top division. They don’t seem to be able to manage the expectation surrounding them.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    AC Siena
    Strength: Star players Ocampos, Sararer, Kacaniklic and Romero and a decent supporting cast. Missed out on a playoff place by goal difference to Como. Will be looking to get at least 1 place better this time around. A good cup run is also on the cards due to decent squad depth. Strong midfield and quality strikers. Rabello was the joint top performer of the division.
    Weakness: Defencive and goalkeeping reinforcements are their main priority, as they look a bit thin in both departments.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Crewe Alexandra
    Strength: Casteels and Locadia are their best players and they also have six 85 rated players to support them. Cheryshev had a great season and was awarded the division 2 golden boot with 12 goals. Automatic promotion might be a step too far, but could challenge for the playoffs.
    Weakness: Poor results in pre-season look like a bad omen. Need a lot more depth as they could find themselves exposed if first teamers get suspended or injured. Could do with bringing a quality cb and left back. Only Barcelona B lost more games than them last year.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Doncaster Rovers
    Strength: Started the season in horrific form losing their first 6 games, but then turned around their season by finding good results but it ultimately proved to be too late to make amends. Had the 2nd best defence of the league. Star players Bruno, Vadillo, Perez and Van den Bergh as well as a good supporting cast. They are expected to make a strong push for the automatic promotion places.
    Weakness: Only scored more goals than Barcelona B (24). They have stayed in the bottom division way too long now, despite always having one of the best squads.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Muangthong United
    Strength: Star player Mitrovic will be the player they will be relying on to bang in the goals in order for them to challenge for a playoff spot. Decent supporting cast from Vietto, Gomez and Chambers. Gomez was the joint top performer of division 2 last season.
    Weakness: Could do with more quality options to their side in case of injuries or suspensions. Should search for a goalkeeper and a left back to go straight into the first team.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Barcelona B
    Strength: No real star players available to them. Manager Gozzy will be looking to build the football team from scratch as this is his first full season at the helm.
    Weakness: The weakest team of the game world. The only star they had, Kroos, decided to leave the club! General strengthening in all areas and big investment is needed. Had a miserable season last term finishing bottom of the table only managing 2 wins, scoring the fewest goals in Division 2 (19), having the 2nd worst defence conceding 41 and gathering 8 points which is an all time record for fewest points in a single season, beating the previous one which was 11 points just one season before, a record that also had Barcelona’s name on it. Promotion doesn't look a realistic possibility for them this year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Tip for the title - Como
    Tip for promotion - Guarantigueta, Siena, Doncaster
    Dark Horse - Varazdin
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    Division 1
    Rayo Vallecano
    Strength: Last seasons champions have started brightly winning the Charity Shield. One of this season's favourites for the title after scoring an impressive 40 goals last year, more than anyone else in the top division. Managed to stay unbeaten away, had the most wins at home, and only lost 2 games in general, a record in both divisions. They boast 4 star players: Hofmann, Jonny, Calhanoglu and Boetius and have a very good supporting cast, their great squad depth means that we should see them as one of the hot shots for the cup too.
    Weakness: Everyone will be looking out for them this time around, and most teams will be raising their game when playing against them. They could do with a couple of star centre backs. They lost Klaassen towards the end of last season, can they cope without him ?
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Liverpool de Montevideo
    Strength: Star players Cartabia, Guzman and Jefferson. Very strong squad depth and quality as they have got the biggest squad around and the most highly valued one. Had the best defence in the game world conceding only 18 goals in 18 games and showed great form towards the end of the season with 1 loss in the last 7 games. The biggest favourites for the league and the cup alongside Rayo Vallecano.
    Weakness: Same story again for Liverpool, very high expectations before the season starts, tend to start weak and come strong towards the end. Will they be given the tag of the nearly team after finishing runners up again or can they prove their doubters wrong?
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 2
    FC Nordsjaelland
    Strength: Did great to finish third last season against all the odds that had tipped them for relegation. Won more games than anyone in their division (10) and had the 2nd best strike force scoring 33 goals. No real star players so they could be relying on Karius, Insua, Dybala and Bigirimana to keep them up again. Vico topped the assists charts last season and is a real threat. Probably the youngest squad in the game world with their oldest players being 22 years of age, so the potential for further improvement is definitely there!
    Weakness: They have the weakest squad in the division based on player ratings and the lowest valued squad. Only 44 players at the club too which means they are pinning their hopes on a small bunch of players. With the current crop of players, the only thing in their mind should be to avoid relegation, it will surely be a tough task to follow last season’s performances.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    FC Lugano
    Strength: They have one of the most experienced 87+ managers, having led them to 3 Division 1 titles and along with Adrian and Derley as their star players and a decent team they managed to return to the top ends of the table after a few mediocre seasons for their standards. Rumour has it that they have a gold mine at their training ground that gives them unlimited cash to bring in anyone they like.
    Weakness: Got quite good depth but could do with one or two more 86 rated stars in their team to say that they can challenge for the title again. They will be hoping that SM does what it does best, slow reviews! If not, then they can wave Adrian goodbye leaving them with a big gap to fill under the goalposts.
    Division 1 Titles: 3
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Wrexham
    Strength: Looking at the team it boasts four star players: Bardi, Fabinho, Ward-Prowse and O.Torres plus real quality throughout the rest of the side with no less than 12 85-rated players. Parlak was a real gem last season being announced player of the season, plus being awarded the golden boot. Great squad depth too means that on paper at least, they are serious contenders for not only the Division 1 title but also the cup.
    Weakness: After the departure of Veltman they look short of options at cb position. They showed great potential, taking the league by storm managing 6/6 wins at the start of the season but went on a terrible run which is sure to have affected their confidence as a side. Two wins in 12 and the 2nd worst defence in division 1 aren’t stats to be proud of!
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 2
    Stade Brestois
    Strength: Managed to stay up by 2 points after getting promoted from division 2. Star players Vilhena, Praet and Guerreiro and an ok squad depth. The only team that lost just 1 game at home last season and were very hard to score against, conceding only 20 goals, only Liverpool had a better record in that department.
    Weakness: They will be hoping for a rise for one of their goalkeepers. They also need two or three star forwards as they had the 2nd worst attacking force in their division scoring only 17 goals. Although they have a big squad they need more quality in order to avoid relegation again.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Rochdale
    Strength: Star players Stones, Berahino and Ramalho plus decent support from the rest of the squad shows that they belong in the top division after being crowned division 2 champions last season with a record 10 wins. They had the best attack of the game world scoring 42 goals, the 2nd best defence in their division, conceding 27 and had the fewest defeats (3). Good squad depth should help them mount a cup run. Ever active in the transfer market. Could be a dark horse as the teams who come up as champions always make an impact. Lanzarote was an assist machine for them last term, topping the table with 12!
    Weakness: Recent rises for 2 of their goalkeepers was a true gift for them, but they still could do with a better option. They have the yo-yo tag because they never seem to stay in one division for too long, can they finally establish themselves ?
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Willem II
    Strength: The likes of Leali, Yago, Ucan and Stevanovic will be their main weapons in order to try and stay up after an impressive season which saw them finish runners up in division 2, just behind Rochdale in nearly every department.
    Weakness: Could do with more depth to the squad specially after losing Milanov as there is not a lot of quality in reserve to depend on if their stars don’t perform. They haven’t got fond memories of life in the top division as last time they were around they finished bottom of the table.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Greuther Furth
    Strength: Star players Ezekiel and Quintero plus squad depth. Managed to clinche an automatic promotion spot on the last day of the season and showed great form losing only 1 out of their last 9 games. Had the dest defensive record in division 2, conceding just 19 goals.
    Weakness: Got quite a few options in all areas of the pitch, so not much to comment on, maybe a few more star players could be the step towards being a real title contender.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Zalaegerszegi TE
    Strength: They defeated Calcio Como in the play-off final and find themselves back in the top division. Star names include Casco, Talisca and Bigas but not much support. Had a great Cup run, losing in the Final to Guarantigueta.
    Weakness: The weakest team alongside Nordsjaelland with little quality or depth will be looking to try and avoid the drop. A new goalkeeper is an absolute must plus top quality strikers if they are to make it possible. They must be thinking just how they got promoted, having the worst defence out of both divisions, conceding 42 goals.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    Tip for the title - Liverpool de Montevideo
    Tip for relegation - Nordsjaelland, Zalaegerszegi, Willem, Stade Brestois
    Dark Horse - Rochdale
    Division 2
    NK Varazdin
    Strength: Season 9 play off winners couldn’t manage to stay up last year, and for 2 points find themselves back in the lower division. Star player Kurzawa, an ok supporting cast and a big squad capable of a cup challenge.
    Weakness:A big squad doesn’t always guarantee success, so they might look to strengthen the side with more star players, but more importantly they will be searching for a striker and a winger in the transfer market.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Jahn Regensburg
    Strength: Star player Santos along with a quite good supporting cast. They are looking to get off to a new start with manager Jim Garvock having his first full season at the club after arriving late last year.
    Weakness: They had the worst defence in division 1 last season which also led to their terrible home form of 1 win, 1 draw and 7 losses!!! They need to find a genuine star striker to support Dani Schahin. Lost very important players as Suso, Mauricio, Pereira and Duenas all left the club.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Guaratingueta
    Strength: Back to back Division 1 champions shocked everyone last year when they found themselves relegated and manager Christopher Riley will be looking for a swift return to where they feel they belong. They showed that they are one of the biggest clubs around though by winning another trophy despite having a bad league campaign, they won the 87+ cup. Star players Jimenez and Westwood are supported by lots of other good players including 2 great goalkeepers. Should mount a serious title challenge...
    Weakness: They just can’t score, last season they managed 16 goals in 18 games. Lost more games than anyone else in division 1 (11). Also lost the Charity Shield final and confidence must be low, could they fade away for a few seasons like Lugano did in the past after all their early success ?
    Division 1 Titles: 2
    Division 2 Titles: 2
    Cup Winners: 1
    UD Logrones
    Strength: Doesn’t look like a division 2 side with so many stars, they have 5 players of 86 rating: Carrasco, Gunter, Silva, Holzhauzer and Malanda! The aim must be to gain promotion at the 1st attempt.
    Weakness: Had a shocking season, 2 wins from a possible 18 just wasn’t good enough for such a team. Could do with a better goalkeeper and some additional transfers in order to get more depth to support their stars.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Calcio Como
    Strength: Star Players Belfodil, Ferri, Arnold, Promes, Ziyech and Murru aswell as a very good lineup to follow create a team that could even be challenging for the division 1 title. They must be looking to win the title and if not, promotion is the minimum. A good cup run is also on the cards due to the quality of the squad's depth.
    Weakness: Lost the play off final which was a huge blow for them, especially as they were backed by so many people to return to the top division. They don’t seem to be able to manage the expectation surrounding them.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    AC Siena
    Strength: Star players Ocampos, Sararer, Kacaniklic and Romero and a decent supporting cast. Missed out on a playoff place by goal difference to Como. Will be looking to get at least 1 place better this time around. A good cup run is also on the cards due to decent squad depth. Strong midfield and quality strikers. Rabello was the joint top performer of the division.
    Weakness: Defencive and goalkeeping reinforcements are their main priority, as they look a bit thin in both departments.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Crewe Alexandra
    Strength: Casteels and Locadia are their best players and they also have six 85 rated players to support them. Cheryshev had a great season and was awarded the division 2 golden boot with 12 goals. Automatic promotion might be a step too far, but could challenge for the playoffs.
    Weakness: Poor results in pre-season look like a bad omen. Need a lot more depth as they could find themselves exposed if first teamers get suspended or injured. Could do with bringing a quality cb and left back. Only Barcelona B lost more games than them last year.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Doncaster Rovers
    Strength: Started the season in horrific form losing their first 6 games, but then turned around their season by finding good results but it ultimately proved to be too late to make amends. Had the 2nd best defence of the league. Star players Bruno, Vadillo, Perez and Van den Bergh as well as a good supporting cast. They are expected to make a strong push for the automatic promotion places.
    Weakness: Only scored more goals than Barcelona B (24). They have stayed in the bottom division way too long now, despite always having one of the best squads.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Muangthong United
    Strength: Star player Mitrovic will be the player they will be relying on to bang in the goals in order for them to challenge for a playoff spot. Decent supporting cast from Vietto, Gomez and Chambers. Gomez was the joint top performer of division 2 last season.
    Weakness: Could do with more quality options to their side in case of injuries or suspensions. Should search for a goalkeeper and a left back to go straight into the first team.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Barcelona B
    Strength: No real star players available to them. Manager Gozzy will be looking to build the football team from scratch as this is his first full season at the helm.
    Weakness: The weakest team of the game world. The only star they had, Kroos, decided to leave the club! General strengthening in all areas and big investment is needed. Had a miserable season last term finishing bottom of the table only managing 2 wins, scoring the fewest goals in Division 2 (19), having the 2nd worst defence conceding 41 and gathering 8 points which is an all time record for fewest points in a single season, beating the previous one which was 11 points just one season before, a record that also had Barcelona’s name on it. Promotion doesn't look a realistic possibility for them this year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Tip for the title - Como
    Tip for promotion - Guarantigueta, Siena, Doncaster
    Dark Horse - Varazdin
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    SEASON 11 PREVIEW
    Division 1
    Rayo Vallecano
    Strength: Last seasons champions have started brightly winning the Charity Shield. One of this season's favourites for the title after scoring an impressive 40 goals last year, more than anyone else in the top division. Managed to stay unbeaten away, had the most wins at home, and only lost 2 games in general, a record in both divisions. They boast 4 star players: Hofmann, Jonny, Calhanoglu and Boetius and have a very good supporting cast, their great squad depth means that we should see them as one of the hot shots for the cup too.
    Weakness: Everyone will be looking out for them this time around, and most teams will be raising their game when playing against them. They could do with a couple of star centre backs. They lost Klaassen towards the end of last season, can they cope without him ?
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Liverpool de Montevideo
    Strength: Star players Cartabia, Guzman and Jefferson. Very strong squad depth and quality as they have got the biggest squad around and the most highly valued one. Had the best defence in the game world conceding only 18 goals in 18 games and showed great form towards the end of the season with 1 loss in the last 7 games. The biggest favourites for the league and the cup alongside Rayo Vallecano.
    Weakness: Same story again for Liverpool, very high expectations before the season starts, tend to start weak and come strong towards the end. Will they be given the tag of the nearly team after finishing runners up again or can they prove their doubters wrong?
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 2
    FC Nordsjaelland
    Strength: Did great to finish third last season against all the odds that had tipped them for relegation. Won more games than anyone in their division (10) and had the 2nd best strike force scoring 33 goals. No real star players so they could be relying on Karius, Insua, Dybala and Bigirimana to keep them up again. Vico topped the assists charts last season and is a real threat. Probably the youngest squad in the game world with their oldest players being 22 years of age, so the potential for further improvement is definitely there!
    Weakness: They have the weakest squad in the division based on player ratings and the lowest valued squad. Only 44 players at the club too which means they are pinning their hopes on a small bunch of players. With the current crop of players, the only thing in their mind should be to avoid relegation, it will surely be a tough task to follow last season’s performances.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    FC Lugano
    Strength: They have one of the most experienced 87+ managers, having led them to 3 Division 1 titles and along with Adrian and Derley as their star players and a decent team they managed to return to the top ends of the table after a few mediocre seasons for their standards. Rumour has it that they have a gold mine at their training ground that gives them unlimited cash to bring in anyone they like.
    Weakness: Got quite good depth but could do with one or two more 86 rated stars in their team to say that they can challenge for the title again. They will be hoping that SM does what it does best, slow reviews! If not, then they can wave Adrian goodbye leaving them with a big gap to fill under the goalposts.
    Division 1 Titles: 3
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Wrexham
    Strength: Looking at the team it boasts four star players: Bardi, Fabinho, Ward-Prowse and O.Torres plus real quality throughout the rest of the side with no less than 12 85-rated players. Parlak was a real gem last season being announced player of the season, plus being awarded the golden boot. Great squad depth too means that on paper at least, they are serious contenders for not only the Division 1 title but also the cup.
    Weakness: After the departure of Veltman they look short of options at cb position. They showed great potential, taking the league by storm managing 6/6 wins at the start of the season but went on a terrible run which is sure to have affected their confidence as a side. Two wins in 12 and the 2nd worst defence in division 1 aren’t stats to be proud of!
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 2
    Stade Brestois
    Strength: Managed to stay up by 2 points after getting promoted from division 2. Star players Vilhena, Praet and Guerreiro and an ok squad depth. The only team that lost just 1 game at home last season and were very hard to score against, conceding only 20 goals, only Liverpool had a better record in that department.
    Weakness: They will be hoping for a rise for one of their goalkeepers. They also need two or three star forwards as they had the 2nd worst attacking force in their division scoring only 17 goals. Although they have a big squad they need more quality in order to avoid relegation again.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Rochdale
    Strength: Star players Stones, Berahino and Ramalho plus decent support from the rest of the squad shows that they belong in the top division after being crowned division 2 champions last season with a record 10 wins. They had the best attack of the game world scoring 42 goals, the 2nd best defence in their division, conceding 27 and had the fewest defeats (3). Good squad depth should help them mount a cup run. Ever active in the transfer market. Could be a dark horse as the teams who come up as champions always make an impact. Lanzarote was an assist machine for them last term, topping the table with 12!
    Weakness: Recent rises for 2 of their goalkeepers was a true gift for them, but they still could do with a better option. They have the yo-yo tag because they never seem to stay in one division for too long, can they finally establish themselves ?
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Willem II
    Strength: The likes of Leali, Yago, Ucan and Stevanovic will be their main weapons in order to try and stay up after an impressive season which saw them finish runners up in division 2, just behind Rochdale in nearly every department.
    Weakness: Could do with more depth to the squad specially after losing Milanov as there is not a lot of quality in reserve to depend on if their stars don’t perform. They haven’t got fond memories of life in the top division as last time they were around they finished bottom of the table.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Greuther Furth
    Strength: Star players Ezekiel and Quintero plus squad depth. Managed to clinche an automatic promotion spot on the last day of the season and showed great form losing only 1 out of their last 9 games. Had the dest defensive record in division 2, conceding just 19 goals.
    Weakness: Got quite a few options in all areas of the pitch, so not much to comment on, maybe a few more star players could be the step towards being a real title contender.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Zalaegerszegi TE
    Strength: They defeated Calcio Como in the play-off final and find themselves back in the top division. Star names include Casco, Talisca and Bigas but not much support. Had a great Cup run, losing in the Final to Guarantigueta.
    Weakness: The weakest team alongside Nordsjaelland with little quality or depth will be looking to try and avoid the drop. A new goalkeeper is an absolute must plus top quality strikers if they are to make it possible. They must be thinking just how they got promoted, having the worst defence out of both divisions, conceding 42 goals.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    Tip for the title - Liverpool de Montevideo
    Tip for relegation - Nordsjaelland, Zalaegerszegi, Willem, Stade Brestois
    Dark Horse - Rochdale
    Division 2
    NK Varazdin
    Strength: Season 9 play off winners couldn’t manage to stay up last year, and for 2 points find themselves back in the lower division. Star player Kurzawa, an ok supporting cast and a big squad capable of a cup challenge.
    Weakness:A big squad doesn’t always guarantee success, so they might look to strengthen the side with more star players, but more importantly they will be searching for a striker and a winger in the transfer market.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Jahn Regensburg
    Strength: Star player Santos along with a quite good supporting cast. They are looking to get off to a new start with manager Jim Garvock having his first full season at the club after arriving late last year.
    Weakness: They had the worst defence in division 1 last season which also led to their terrible home form of 1 win, 1 draw and 7 losses!!! They need to find a genuine star striker to support Dani Schahin. Lost very important players as Suso, Mauricio, Pereira and Duenas all left the club.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Guaratingueta
    Strength: Back to back Division 1 champions shocked everyone last year when they found themselves relegated and manager Christopher Riley will be looking for a swift return to where they feel they belong. They showed that they are one of the biggest clubs around though by winning another trophy despite having a bad league campaign, they won the 87+ cup. Star players Jimenez and Westwood are supported by lots of other good players including 2 great goalkeepers. Should mount a serious title challenge...
    Weakness: They just can’t score, last season they managed 16 goals in 18 games. Lost more games than anyone else in division 1 (11). Also lost the Charity Shield final and confidence must be low, could they fade away for a few seasons like Lugano did in the past after all their early success ?
    Division 1 Titles: 2
    Division 2 Titles: 2
    Cup Winners: 1
    UD Logrones
    Strength: Doesn’t look like a division 2 side with so many stars, they have 5 players of 86 rating: Carrasco, Gunter, Silva, Holzhauzer and Malanda! The aim must be to gain promotion at the 1st attempt.
    Weakness: Had a shocking season, 2 wins from a possible 18 just wasn’t good enough for such a team. Could do with a better goalkeeper and some additional transfers in order to get more depth to support their stars.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Calcio Como
    Strength: Star Players Belfodil, Ferri, Arnold, Promes, Ziyech and Murru aswell as a very good lineup to follow create a team that could even be challenging for the division 1 title. They must be looking to win the title and if not, promotion is the minimum. A good cup run is also on the cards due to the quality of the squad's depth.
    Weakness: Lost the play off final which was a huge blow for them, especially as they were backed by so many people to return to the top division. They don’t seem to be able to manage the expectation surrounding them.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    AC Siena
    Strength: Star players Ocampos, Sararer, Kacaniklic and Romero and a decent supporting cast. Missed out on a playoff place by goal difference to Como. Will be looking to get at least 1 place better this time around. A good cup run is also on the cards due to decent squad depth. Strong midfield and quality strikers. Rabello was the joint top performer of the division.
    Weakness: Defencive and goalkeeping reinforcements are their main priority, as they look a bit thin in both departments.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Crewe Alexandra
    Strength: Casteels and Locadia are their best players and they also have six 85 rated players to support them. Cheryshev had a great season and was awarded the division 2 golden boot with 12 goals. Automatic promotion might be a step too far, but could challenge for the playoffs.
    Weakness: Poor results in pre-season look like a bad omen. Need a lot more depth as they could find themselves exposed if first teamers get suspended or injured. Could do with bringing a quality cb and left back. Only Barcelona B lost more games than them last year.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Doncaster Rovers
    Strength: Started the season in horrific form losing their first 6 games, but then turned around their season by finding good results but it ultimately proved to be too late to make amends. Had the 2nd best defence of the league. Star players Bruno, Vadillo, Perez and Van den Bergh as well as a good supporting cast. They are expected to make a strong push for the automatic promotion places.
    Weakness: Only scored more goals than Barcelona B (24). They have stayed in the bottom division way too long now, despite always having one of the best squads.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Muangthong United
    Strength: Star player Mitrovic will be the player they will be relying on to bang in the goals in order for them to challenge for a playoff spot. Decent supporting cast from Vietto, Gomez and Chambers. Gomez was the joint top performer of division 2 last season.
    Weakness: Could do with more quality options to their side in case of injuries or suspensions. Should search for a goalkeeper and a left back to go straight into the first team.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Barcelona B
    Strength: No real star players available to them. Manager Gozzy will be looking to build the football team from scratch as this is his first full season at the helm.
    Weakness: The weakest team of the game world. The only star they had, Kroos, decided to leave the club! General strengthening in all areas and big investment is needed. Had a miserable season last term finishing bottom of the table only managing 2 wins, scoring the fewest goals in Division 2 (19), having the 2nd worst defence conceding 41 and gathering 8 points which is an all time record for fewest points in a single season, beating the previous one which was 11 points just one season before, a record that also had Barcelona’s name on it. Promotion doesn't look a realistic possibility for them this year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Tip for the title - Como
    Tip for promotion - Guarantigueta, Siena, Doncaster
    Dark Horse - Varazdin
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    Division 1
    Rayo Vallecano
    Strength: Last seasons champions have started brightly winning the Charity Shield. One of this season's favourites for the title after scoring an impressive 40 goals last year, more than anyone else in the top division. Managed to stay unbeaten away, had the most wins at home, and only lost 2 games in general, a record in both divisions. They boast 4 star players: Hofmann, Jonny, Calhanoglu and Boetius and have a very good supporting cast, their great squad depth means that we should see them as one of the hot shots for the cup too.
    Weakness: Everyone will be looking out for them this time around, and most teams will be raising their game when playing against them. They could do with a couple of star centre backs. They lost Klaassen towards the end of last season, can they cope without him ?
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Liverpool de Montevideo
    Strength: Star players Cartabia, Guzman and Jefferson. Very strong squad depth and quality as they have got the biggest squad around and the most highly valued one. Had the best defence in the game world conceding only 18 goals in 18 games and showed great form towards the end of the season with 1 loss in the last 7 games. The biggest favourites for the league and the cup alongside Rayo Vallecano.
    Weakness: Same story again for Liverpool, very high expectations before the season starts, tend to start weak and come strong towards the end. Will they be given the tag of the nearly team after finishing runners up again or can they prove their doubters wrong?
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 2
    FC Nordsjaelland
    Strength: Did great to finish third last season against all the odds that had tipped them for relegation. Won more games than anyone in their division (10) and had the 2nd best strike force scoring 33 goals. No real star players so they could be relying on Karius, Insua, Dybala and Bigirimana to keep them up again. Vico topped the assists charts last season and is a real threat. Probably the youngest squad in the game world with their oldest players being 22 years of age, so the potential for further improvement is definitely there!
    Weakness: They have the weakest squad in the division based on player ratings and the lowest valued squad. Only 44 players at the club too which means they are pinning their hopes on a small bunch of players. With the current crop of players, the only thing in their mind should be to avoid relegation, it will surely be a tough task to follow last season’s performances.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    FC Lugano
    Strength: They have one of the most experienced 87+ managers, having led them to 3 Division 1 titles and along with Adrian and Derley as their star players and a decent team they managed to return to the top ends of the table after a few mediocre seasons for their standards. Rumour has it that they have a gold mine at their training ground that gives them unlimited cash to bring in anyone they like.
    Weakness: Got quite good depth but could do with one or two more 86 rated stars in their team to say that they can challenge for the title again. They will be hoping that SM does what it does best, slow reviews! If not, then they can wave Adrian goodbye leaving them with a big gap to fill under the goalposts.
    Division 1 Titles: 3
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Wrexham
    Strength: Looking at the team it boasts four star players: Bardi, Fabinho, Ward-Prowse and O.Torres plus real quality throughout the rest of the side with no less than 12 85-rated players. Parlak was a real gem last season being announced player of the season, plus being awarded the golden boot. Great squad depth too means that on paper at least, they are serious contenders for not only the Division 1 title but also the cup.
    Weakness: After the departure of Veltman they look short of options at cb position. They showed great potential, taking the league by storm managing 6/6 wins at the start of the season but went on a terrible run which is sure to have affected their confidence as a side. Two wins in 12 and the 2nd worst defence in division 1 aren’t stats to be proud of!
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 2
    Stade Brestois
    Strength: Managed to stay up by 2 points after getting promoted from division 2. Star players Vilhena, Praet and Guerreiro and an ok squad depth. The only team that lost just 1 game at home last season and were very hard to score against, conceding only 20 goals, only Liverpool had a better record in that department.
    Weakness: They will be hoping for a rise for one of their goalkeepers. They also need two or three star forwards as they had the 2nd worst attacking force in their division scoring only 17 goals. Although they have a big squad they need more quality in order to avoid relegation again.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Rochdale
    Strength: Star players Stones, Berahino and Ramalho plus decent support from the rest of the squad shows that they belong in the top division after being crowned division 2 champions last season with a record 10 wins. They had the best attack of the game world scoring 42 goals, the 2nd best defence in their division, conceding 27 and had the fewest defeats (3). Good squad depth should help them mount a cup run. Ever active in the transfer market. Could be a dark horse as the teams who come up as champions always make an impact. Lanzarote was an assist machine for them last term, topping the table with 12!
    Weakness: Recent rises for 2 of their goalkeepers was a true gift for them, but they still could do with a better option. They have the yo-yo tag because they never seem to stay in one division for too long, can they finally establish themselves ?
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Willem II
    Strength: The likes of Leali, Yago, Ucan and Stevanovic will be their main weapons in order to try and stay up after an impressive season which saw them finish runners up in division 2, just behind Rochdale in nearly every department.
    Weakness: Could do with more depth to the squad specially after losing Milanov as there is not a lot of quality in reserve to depend on if their stars don’t perform. They haven’t got fond memories of life in the top division as last time they were around they finished bottom of the table.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Greuther Furth
    Strength: Star players Ezekiel and Quintero plus squad depth. Managed to clinche an automatic promotion spot on the last day of the season and showed great form losing only 1 out of their last 9 games. Had the dest defensive record in division 2, conceding just 19 goals.
    Weakness: Got quite a few options in all areas of the pitch, so not much to comment on, maybe a few more star players could be the step towards being a real title contender.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Zalaegerszegi TE
    Strength: They defeated Calcio Como in the play-off final and find themselves back in the top division. Star names include Casco, Talisca and Bigas but not much support. Had a great Cup run, losing in the Final to Guarantigueta.
    Weakness: The weakest team alongside Nordsjaelland with little quality or depth will be looking to try and avoid the drop. A new goalkeeper is an absolute must plus top quality strikers if they are to make it possible. They must be thinking just how they got promoted, having the worst defence out of both divisions, conceding 42 goals.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    Tip for the title - Liverpool de Montevideo
    Tip for relegation - Nordsjaelland, Zalaegerszegi, Willem, Stade Brestois
    Dark Horse - Rochdale
    Division 2
    NK Varazdin
    Strength: Season 9 play off winners couldn’t manage to stay up last year, and for 2 points find themselves back in the lower division. Star player Kurzawa, an ok supporting cast and a big squad capable of a cup challenge.
    Weakness:A big squad doesn’t always guarantee success, so they might look to strengthen the side with more star players, but more importantly they will be searching for a striker and a winger in the transfer market.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Jahn Regensburg
    Strength: Star player Santos along with a quite good supporting cast. They are looking to get off to a new start with manager Jim Garvock having his first full season at the club after arriving late last year.
    Weakness: They had the worst defence in division 1 last season which also led to their terrible home form of 1 win, 1 draw and 7 losses!!! They need to find a genuine star striker to support Dani Schahin. Lost very important players as Suso, Mauricio, Pereira and Duenas all left the club.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Guaratingueta
    Strength: Back to back Division 1 champions shocked everyone last year when they found themselves relegated and manager Christopher Riley will be looking for a swift return to where they feel they belong. They showed that they are one of the biggest clubs around though by winning another trophy despite having a bad league campaign, they won the 87+ cup. Star players Jimenez and Westwood are supported by lots of other good players including 2 great goalkeepers. Should mount a serious title challenge...
    Weakness: They just can’t score, last season they managed 16 goals in 18 games. Lost more games than anyone else in division 1 (11). Also lost the Charity Shield final and confidence must be low, could they fade away for a few seasons like Lugano did in the past after all their early success ?
    Division 1 Titles: 2
    Division 2 Titles: 2
    Cup Winners: 1
    UD Logrones
    Strength: Doesn’t look like a division 2 side with so many stars, they have 5 players of 86 rating: Carrasco, Gunter, Silva, Holzhauzer and Malanda! The aim must be to gain promotion at the 1st attempt.
    Weakness: Had a shocking season, 2 wins from a possible 18 just wasn’t good enough for such a team. Could do with a better goalkeeper and some additional transfers in order to get more depth to support their stars.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Calcio Como
    Strength: Star Players Belfodil, Ferri, Arnold, Promes, Ziyech and Murru aswell as a very good lineup to follow create a team that could even be challenging for the division 1 title. They must be looking to win the title and if not, promotion is the minimum. A good cup run is also on the cards due to the quality of the squad's depth.
    Weakness: Lost the play off final which was a huge blow for them, especially as they were backed by so many people to return to the top division. They don’t seem to be able to manage the expectation surrounding them.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    AC Siena
    Strength: Star players Ocampos, Sararer, Kacaniklic and Romero and a decent supporting cast. Missed out on a playoff place by goal difference to Como. Will be looking to get at least 1 place better this time around. A good cup run is also on the cards due to decent squad depth. Strong midfield and quality strikers. Rabello was the joint top performer of the division.
    Weakness: Defencive and goalkeeping reinforcements are their main priority, as they look a bit thin in both departments.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Crewe Alexandra
    Strength: Casteels and Locadia are their best players and they also have six 85 rated players to support them. Cheryshev had a great season and was awarded the division 2 golden boot with 12 goals. Automatic promotion might be a step too far, but could challenge for the playoffs.
    Weakness: Poor results in pre-season look like a bad omen. Need a lot more depth as they could find themselves exposed if first teamers get suspended or injured. Could do with bringing a quality cb and left back. Only Barcelona B lost more games than them last year.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Doncaster Rovers
    Strength: Started the season in horrific form losing their first 6 games, but then turned around their season by finding good results but it ultimately proved to be too late to make amends. Had the 2nd best defence of the league. Star players Bruno, Vadillo, Perez and Van den Bergh as well as a good supporting cast. They are expected to make a strong push for the automatic promotion places.
    Weakness: Only scored more goals than Barcelona B (24). They have stayed in the bottom division way too long now, despite always having one of the best squads.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Muangthong United
    Strength: Star player Mitrovic will be the player they will be relying on to bang in the goals in order for them to challenge for a playoff spot. Decent supporting cast from Vietto, Gomez and Chambers. Gomez was the joint top performer of division 2 last season.
    Weakness: Could do with more quality options to their side in case of injuries or suspensions. Should search for a goalkeeper and a left back to go straight into the first team.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Barcelona B
    Strength: No real star players available to them. Manager Gozzy will be looking to build the football team from scratch as this is his first full season at the helm.
    Weakness: The weakest team of the game world. The only star they had, Kroos, decided to leave the club! General strengthening in all areas and big investment is needed. Had a miserable season last term finishing bottom of the table only managing 2 wins, scoring the fewest goals in Division 2 (19), having the 2nd worst defence conceding 41 and gathering 8 points which is an all time record for fewest points in a single season, beating the previous one which was 11 points just one season before, a record that also had Barcelona’s name on it. Promotion doesn't look a realistic possibility for them this year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Tip for the title - Como
    Tip for promotion - Guarantigueta, Siena, Doncaster
    Dark Horse - Varazdin
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    Division 1
    Guaratingueta
    Strength: Reigning back to back Division 1 champions that are fast becoming a powerhouse after retaining their title on the last day of last season taking full advantage of Rayo Vallecano's defeat. Star players Jimenez and Westwood are supported by numerous other good players including the headache of having two of the best goalkeepers around in Giefer and Rulli. Should mount a serious title defence...and talking about defence, people say they have a brick wall in front of their goal after conceding 11 goals in 18 games last year!
    Weakness: Not a lot of weakness to be found in their squad, the only concern for them is that nobody has managed to win the title 3 times on the run...can they be the 1st team to achieve such greatness?
    Division 1 Titles: 2
    Division 2 Titles: 2
    Cup Winners: 0
    Rayo Vallecano
    Strength: Last seasons runner up finishing with the most wins (11). On paper one of this season's favourites for the title. They boast five star players: Hofmann, Jonny, Klaassen, Calhanoglu and Boetius and have a very good supporting cast, their great squad depth means that we should see them as one of the favourites for the cup too.
    Weakness: The disappointment of being 1st and falling to 2nd in the last game of the season will be huge and it will be interesting to see how the players and manager react to missing out to Guaratingueta. They could do with a couple of star centre backs but rumour has it that they are in debt.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    UD Logrones
    Strength: A strong side that boasts no less than 5 star players of 86 rating: Carrasco, Gunter, Silva, Holzhauzer and Malanda. Was in the title mix for most of last season but chocked towards the end with 3 defeats in 4 games meaning they finished 3rd. Managed the same amount of wins (10) as champions Guaratigueta and had the second best strikeforce in the division scoring 36 goals. Polter was the main reason for that, grabing the Golden Boot with his 13 goals, and on top of that Holzhauzer was named Player of the Season.
    Weakness: Could do with a better goalkeeper and a few more quality players so that they can support their 5 stars and give them a better squad depth otherwise they might find it hard to match the high standards they set last year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Liverpool de Montevideo
    Strength: Star players Cartabia and Jefferson. Very strong squad depth and quality as they have got the biggest squad around and the most highly valued one aswell. Scored the most goals (38) out of both divisions last year and also showed great form towards the end of the season gathering 15 points out of a possible 18. Promising signs, one of the favourites for the league and the cup which is down to the fact that they have so many options available to them.
    Weakness: They still haven't managed to live up to expectations and win a league title, is the pressure too much for them to handle ? Don't seem to have steady results during a season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 2
    FC Nordsjaelland
    Strength: Did great to stay up last season against the odds. No real star players they could be relying on Karius, Insua, Dybala and Bigirimana to keep them afloat in the league. Probably the youngest squad in the GW with their oldest players being just 22 years of age so the potential is definitely there!
    Weakness: They have the weakest squad in the division. Only 44 players at the club too which means they are pinning their hopes on a small bunch of players. With the current crop of players the only thing in their mind should be to avoid relegation, a tough task!
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Jahn Regensburg
    Strength: Star Players Suso and Mauricio along with a good supporting cast. Managed to stay up last year after being newly promoted. Blessed in the central defence area!
    Weakness: They need to find a genuine star striker to support Dani Schahin. Although their defence looks strong on paper, their players didn't perform last year allowing them to concede 36 goals, meaning they were letting in an average of 2 goals per game. They finished just out of the relegation zone and stats are pointing to a hard season ahead as they had the 2nd worst defence and attack (and goal difference in general). Also currently serving a transfer ban, they could end up in a relegation scrap!
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Wrexham
    Strength: Division 1 champions in season 7, relegated in season 8 and now returning to the big stage after being crowned division 2 champions with an impressive end to the season (just 1 defeat in 13 games)in season 9...what awaits them in season 10 ? Managed the most wins in division 2 (10), scored the most goals (37) and had the 2nd best defence conceding 22. Looking at the team it boasts five star players: Bardi, Fabinho, Ward-Prowse, O.Torres and Veltman plus quality throughout the rest of the side. Great squad depth too mean they are serious contenders for not only the Division 1 title but also the cup.
    Weakness: Another team looking to strengthen their options in the centre of defence, but besides that, not much else to mention.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 2
    Stade Brestois
    Strength: Division 2 runners-up will be looking forward to the new challenge ahead of them. Star players Vilhena, Praet and Guerreiro and an ok squad depth.
    Weakness: They need a better goalkeeper and also two or three star forwards as they look light in the firepower department. Although they have a big squad they could struggle.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    FC Lugano
    Strength: They still have arguably the most successful 87+ manager to date and along with Adrian and Derley as their star players and a decent team they managed to gain automatic promotion in dramatic fashion on the last day of the season beating Varazdin who they sent to the play offs.They will be looking to bring the glory days back but that just might need a bit more time.
    Weakness: Got quite good depth but could do with one or two additional stars in their team in order to realy make a difference in Division 1.
    Division 1 Titles: 3
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    NK Varazdin
    Strength: Gained promotion last season after coming from behind to beat Siena in the Play Off Final. Star player Kurzawa and an ok supporting cast. Always active in the market for new talent.
    Weakness:The target for this season should be to avoid relegation, and then whatever comes on top of that will be seen as a bonus as the squad needs general strengthening, but more importantly they will be searching for a CB, a striker and a winger.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Division 2
    Rochdale
    Strength: Star players Stones and Ramalho plus a decent supporting cast. Good squad depth should help them mount a cup run. Ever active in the transfer market. Automatic promotion is the target after getting relegated last season by just 1 place and a 1 win difference from safety.
    Weakness: In desperate need of a new goalkeeper as they have the worst one in the division. Could do with a few more stars in order to challenge for the title.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Muangthong United
    Strength: Star player Mitrovic will be the player they will be relying on to bang in the goals in order for them to make a swift return to division 1. Decent supporting cast from Vietto, Gomez and Chambers.
    Weakness: Could do with more quality depth to their side because if they lose a couple of their best players they will likely struggle. Their goalkeeper needs to be replaced at some point, as last season goals where flying past them for fun...a record 44 goals were conceded leading to 8 loses on the final 11 games. If they don't sort out their defensive problem that got them relegated then it might be another tough season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Crewe Alexandra
    Strength: Casteels and Locadia are their crown jewels and they also have six 85 rated players alongside them. The play offs are achievable in most people's eyes.
    Weakness: They have no experiance in division 2 as this is the first time that they have ever been relegated. Lowest scorers in division one with 23 goals, lost 5 of their last 6 matches last season. Need much more depth as they could find themselves exposed if first teamers get suspended or injured. Could do with bringing a few quality defenders in.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Willem II
    Strength: Star player Locadia alongside the likes of Leali, Yago, Ucan and Stevanovic will be their main weapons in order to bounce back to division 1.
    Weakness: Could do with more depth to the squad as there is not a lot of quality in reserve should it be needed. Finished the season bottom of division 1 only managing to stay there for 1 year and could miss out on promotion this time around if they don't find additional options to their first team!
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    AC Siena
    Strength: Star players Ocampos, Sararer, Kacaniklic and Romero and a decent supporting cast. Lost 2-1 in the play off final against Varazdin despite going 1-0 up and also lost the cup final with the same scoreline against Zalaegerszegi. So close but yet so far away for Noisy who took over the clubs fortunes last season. Should be in and around the promotion places as well as a possible cup run due to a decent squad depth. Strong midfield and forward line.
    Weakness: The quality of their defence and their goalkeeper should be the main concern. The players confidence levels should be low after missing out so cruely on both fronts last year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Greuther Furth
    Strength: Star players Ezekiel and Quintero who last year scored 11 goals and toped the division 2 charts plus a good supporting cast. A late surge that saw them win 4 out of their last 5 games wasn't enough for them last season as they finished 1 place and 1 point away from the play offs. Should be looking for automatic promotion this season and will be counting on their attacking threat that saw them score 32 goals last season, the 2nd best tally after champions Wrexham.
    Weakness: Not much as they look like a well balanced side in all areas of the pitch.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Calcio Como
    Strength: Star Players Belfodil, Ferri, Arnold and Murru aswell as a very good lineup to suit. Last year's Charity Shield winners would look more suitable for Division 1 and should be challenging for the title this year. A good cup run is also on the cards due to the quality of the squad's depth. Had the best defence in the league last season conceding only 20 goals.
    Weakness: It seems that Como have been underachieving for some time now as they chocked towards the end of last season managing 1 win in the last 6 games meaning that one of the teams many people had backed for promotion didn't even make the play offs. The main reason for this was the huge attacking problem they had scoring the fewest goals out of any other team in both divisions (18)
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    Zalaegerszegi TE
    Strength: The 87+ cup winners who raised a few eyebrows last year by lifting the trophy have star players Casco and Bigas but not much support.
    Weakness: One of the weaker teams in the division with little quality or depth. Only Barcelona B conceded more goals than them last season. Went on a terrible run finishing the campaign with 6 defeats out of 7 games. A new goalkeeper is an absolute must plus top quality strikers if they are to avoid a disappointing season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    Doncaster Rovers
    Strength: Star players Bruno, Vadillo, Perez and Van den Bergh as well as a good supporting cast. They are expected to make a strong promotion push!
    Weakness: Despite several star players they have languished in Division 2 for a while now without managing to gain promotion. Coming from a very unsuccesful season which saw them ending up second to last finishing the camping with just 1 win out of the final 7 games.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Barcelona B
    Strength: No real star players except Kroos. Under manager Gurpal Singh they have been constantly improving their squad though and adding new talent, the potential is there for him to turn around their fortunes in the long term.
    Weakness: The weakest team out of both divisions with a lot resting on Kroos' shoulders to pull rabbits out of the hat. General strengthening in all areas except central midfield is needed. Had a miserable season last term finishing bottom of the table only managing 2 wins and gathering 11 points. Their defence seemed to be on holiday mode conceding an astonishing 42 goals while their attack didn't do much better scoring the 2nd lowest amount of 20. Promotion doesn't look a realistic possibility for them this year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
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    Division 1
    Guaratingueta
    Strength: Reigning back to back Division 1 champions that are fast becoming a powerhouse after retaining their title on the last day of last season taking full advantage of Rayo Vallecano's defeat. Star players Jimenez and Westwood are supported by numerous other good players including the headache of having two of the best goalkeepers around in Giefer and Rulli. Should mount a serious title defence...and talking about defence, people say they have a brick wall in front of their goal after conceding 11 goals in 18 games last year!
    Weakness: Not a lot of weakness to be found in their squad, the only concern for them is that nobody has managed to win the title 3 times on the run...can they be the 1st team to achieve such greatness?
    Division 1 Titles: 2
    Division 2 Titles: 2
    Cup Winners: 0
    Rayo Vallecano
    Strength: Last seasons runner up finishing with the most wins (11). On paper one of this season's favourites for the title. They boast five star players: Hofmann, Jonny, Klaassen, Calhanoglu and Boetius and have a very good supporting cast, their great squad depth means that we should see them as one of the favourites for the cup too.
    Weakness: The disappointment of being 1st and falling to 2nd in the last game of the season will be huge and it will be interesting to see how the players and manager react to missing out to Guaratingueta. They could do with a couple of star centre backs but rumour has it that they are in debt.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    UD Logrones
    Strength: A strong side that boasts no less than 5 star players of 86 rating: Carrasco, Gunter, Silva, Holzhauzer and Malanda. Was in the title mix for most of last season but chocked towards the end with 3 defeats in 4 games meaning they finished 3rd. Managed the same amount of wins (10) as champions Guaratigueta and had the second best strikeforce in the division scoring 36 goals. Polter was the main reason for that, grabing the Golden Boot with his 13 goals, and on top of that Holzhauzer was named Player of the Season.
    Weakness: Could do with a better goalkeeper and a few more quality players so that they can support their 5 stars and give them a better squad depth otherwise they might find it hard to match the high standards they set last year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Liverpool de Montevideo
    Strength: Star players Cartabia and Jefferson. Very strong squad depth and quality as they have got the biggest squad around and the most highly valued one aswell. Scored the most goals (38) out of both divisions last year and also showed great form towards the end of the season gathering 15 points out of a possible 18. Promising signs, one of the favourites for the league and the cup which is down to the fact that they have so many options available to them.
    Weakness: They still haven't managed to live up to expectations and win a league title, is the pressure too much for them to handle ? Don't seem to have steady results during a season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 2
    FC Nordsjaelland
    Strength: Did great to stay up last season against the odds. No real star players they could be relying on Karius, Insua, Dybala and Bigirimana to keep them afloat in the league. Probably the youngest squad in the GW with their oldest players being just 22 years of age so the potential is definitely there!
    Weakness: They have the weakest squad in the division. Only 44 players at the club too which means they are pinning their hopes on a small bunch of players. With the current crop of players the only thing in their mind should be to avoid relegation, a tough task!
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Jahn Regensburg
    Strength: Star Players Suso and Mauricio along with a good supporting cast. Managed to stay up last year after being newly promoted. Blessed in the central defence area!
    Weakness: They need to find a genuine star striker to support Dani Schahin. Although their defence looks strong on paper, their players didn't perform last year allowing them to concede 36 goals, meaning they were letting in an average of 2 goals per game. They finished just out of the relegation zone and stats are pointing to a hard season ahead as they had the 2nd worst defence and attack (and goal difference in general). Also currently serving a transfer ban, they could end up in a relegation scrap!
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Wrexham
    Strength: Division 1 champions in season 7, relegated in season 8 and now returning to the big stage after being crowned division 2 champions with an impressive end to the season (just 1 defeat in 13 games)in season 9...what awaits them in season 10 ? Managed the most wins in division 2 (10), scored the most goals (37) and had the 2nd best defence conceding 22. Looking at the team it boasts five star players: Bardi, Fabinho, Ward-Prowse, O.Torres and Veltman plus quality throughout the rest of the side. Great squad depth too mean they are serious contenders for not only the Division 1 title but also the cup.
    Weakness: Another team looking to strengthen their options in the centre of defence, but besides that, not much else to mention.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 2
    Stade Brestois
    Strength: Division 2 runners-up will be looking forward to the new challenge ahead of them. Star players Vilhena, Praet and Guerreiro and an ok squad depth.
    Weakness: They need a better goalkeeper and also two or three star forwards as they look light in the firepower department. Although they have a big squad they could struggle.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    FC Lugano
    Strength: They still have arguably the most successful 87+ manager to date and along with Adrian and Derley as their star players and a decent team they managed to gain automatic promotion in dramatic fashion on the last day of the season beating Varazdin who they sent to the play offs.They will be looking to bring the glory days back but that just might need a bit more time.
    Weakness: Got quite good depth but could do with one or two additional stars in their team in order to realy make a difference in Division 1.
    Division 1 Titles: 3
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    NK Varazdin
    Strength: Gained promotion last season after coming from behind to beat Siena in the Play Off Final. Star player Kurzawa and an ok supporting cast. Always active in the market for new talent.
    Weakness:The target for this season should be to avoid relegation, and then whatever comes on top of that will be seen as a bonus as the squad needs general strengthening, but more importantly they will be searching for a CB, a striker and a winger.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Division 2
    Rochdale
    Strength: Star players Stones and Ramalho plus a decent supporting cast. Good squad depth should help them mount a cup run. Ever active in the transfer market. Automatic promotion is the target after getting relegated last season by just 1 place and a 1 win difference from safety.
    Weakness: In desperate need of a new goalkeeper as they have the worst one in the division. Could do with a few more stars in order to challenge for the title.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Muangthong United
    Strength: Star player Mitrovic will be the player they will be relying on to bang in the goals in order for them to make a swift return to division 1. Decent supporting cast from Vietto, Gomez and Chambers.
    Weakness: Could do with more quality depth to their side because if they lose a couple of their best players they will likely struggle. Their goalkeeper needs to be replaced at some point, as last season goals where flying past them for fun...a record 44 goals were conceded leading to 8 loses on the final 11 games. If they don't sort out their defensive problem that got them relegated then it might be another tough season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Crewe Alexandra
    Strength: Casteels and Locadia are their crown jewels and they also have six 85 rated players alongside them. The play offs are achievable in most people's eyes.
    Weakness: They have no experiance in division 2 as this is the first time that they have ever been relegated. Lowest scorers in division one with 23 goals, lost 5 of their last 6 matches last season. Need much more depth as they could find themselves exposed if first teamers get suspended or injured. Could do with bringing a few quality defenders in.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Willem II
    Strength: Star player Locadia alongside the likes of Leali, Yago, Ucan and Stevanovic will be their main weapons in order to bounce back to division 1.
    Weakness: Could do with more depth to the squad as there is not a lot of quality in reserve should it be needed. Finished the season bottom of division 1 only managing to stay there for 1 year and could miss out on promotion this time around if they don't find additional options to their first team!
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    AC Siena
    Strength: Star players Ocampos, Sararer, Kacaniklic and Romero and a decent supporting cast. Lost 2-1 in the play off final against Varazdin despite going 1-0 up and also lost the cup final with the same scoreline against Zalaegerszegi. So close but yet so far away for Noisy who took over the clubs fortunes last season. Should be in and around the promotion places as well as a possible cup run due to a decent squad depth. Strong midfield and forward line.
    Weakness: The quality of their defence and their goalkeeper should be the main concern. The players confidence levels should be low after missing out so cruely on both fronts last year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Greuther Furth
    Strength: Star players Ezekiel and Quintero who last year scored 11 goals and toped the division 2 charts plus a good supporting cast. A late surge that saw them win 4 out of their last 5 games wasn't enough for them last season as they finished 1 place and 1 point away from the play offs. Should be looking for automatic promotion this season and will be counting on their attacking threat that saw them score 32 goals last season, the 2nd best tally after champions Wrexham.
    Weakness: Not much as they look like a well balanced side in all areas of the pitch.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Calcio Como
    Strength: Star Players Belfodil, Ferri, Arnold and Murru aswell as a very good lineup to suit. Last year's Charity Shield winners would look more suitable for Division 1 and should be challenging for the title this year. A good cup run is also on the cards due to the quality of the squad's depth. Had the best defence in the league last season conceding only 20 goals.
    Weakness: It seems that Como have been underachieving for some time now as they chocked towards the end of last season managing 1 win in the last 6 games meaning that one of the teams many people had backed for promotion didn't even make the play offs. The main reason for this was the huge attacking problem they had scoring the fewest goals out of any other team in both divisions (18)
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    Zalaegerszegi TE
    Strength: The 87+ cup winners who raised a few eyebrows last year by lifting the trophy have star players Casco and Bigas but not much support.
    Weakness: One of the weaker teams in the division with little quality or depth. Only Barcelona B conceded more goals than them last season. Went on a terrible run finishing the campaign with 6 defeats out of 7 games. A new goalkeeper is an absolute must plus top quality strikers if they are to avoid a disappointing season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    Doncaster Rovers
    Strength: Star players Bruno, Vadillo, Perez and Van den Bergh as well as a good supporting cast. They are expected to make a strong promotion push!
    Weakness: Despite several star players they have languished in Division 2 for a while now without managing to gain promotion. Coming from a very unsuccesful season which saw them ending up second to last finishing the camping with just 1 win out of the final 7 games.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Barcelona B
    Strength: No real star players except Kroos. Under manager Gurpal Singh they have been constantly improving their squad though and adding new talent, the potential is there for him to turn around their fortunes in the long term.
    Weakness: The weakest team out of both divisions with a lot resting on Kroos' shoulders to pull rabbits out of the hat. General strengthening in all areas except central midfield is needed. Had a miserable season last term finishing bottom of the table only managing 2 wins and gathering 11 points. Their defence seemed to be on holiday mode conceding an astonishing 42 goals while their attack didn't do much better scoring the 2nd lowest amount of 20. Promotion doesn't look a realistic possibility for them this year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
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    Division 1
    Guaratingueta
    Strength: Reigning back to back Division 1 champions that are fast becoming a powerhouse after retaining their title on the last day of last season taking full advantage of Rayo Vallecano's defeat. Star players Jimenez and Westwood are supported by numerous other good players including the headache of having two of the best goalkeepers around in Giefer and Rulli. Should mount a serious title defence...and talking about defence, people say they have a brick wall in front of their goal after conceding 11 goals in 18 games last year!
    Weakness: Not a lot of weakness to be found in their squad, the only concern for them is that nobody has managed to win the title 3 times on the run...can they be the 1st team to achieve such greatness?
    Division 1 Titles: 2
    Division 2 Titles: 2
    Cup Winners: 0
    Rayo Vallecano
    Strength: Last seasons runner up finishing with the most wins (11). On paper one of this season's favourites for the title. They boast five star players: Hofmann, Jonny, Klaassen, Calhanoglu and Boetius and have a very good supporting cast, their great squad depth means that we should see them as one of the favourites for the cup too.
    Weakness: The disappointment of being 1st and falling to 2nd in the last game of the season will be huge and it will be interesting to see how the players and manager react to missing out to Guaratingueta. They could do with a couple of star centre backs but rumour has it that they are in debt.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    UD Logrones
    Strength: A strong side that boasts no less than 5 star players of 86 rating: Carrasco, Gunter, Silva, Holzhauzer and Malanda. Was in the title mix for most of last season but chocked towards the end with 3 defeats in 4 games meaning they finished 3rd. Managed the same amount of wins (10) as champions Guaratigueta and had the second best strikeforce in the division scoring 36 goals. Polter was the main reason for that, grabing the Golden Boot with his 13 goals, and on top of that Holzhauzer was named Player of the Season.
    Weakness: Could do with a better goalkeeper and a few more quality players so that they can support their 5 stars and give them a better squad depth otherwise they might find it hard to match the high standards they set last year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Liverpool de Montevideo
    Strength: Star players Cartabia and Jefferson. Very strong squad depth and quality as they have got the biggest squad around and the most highly valued one aswell. Scored the most goals (38) out of both divisions last year and also showed great form towards the end of the season gathering 15 points out of a possible 18. Promising signs, one of the favourites for the league and the cup which is down to the fact that they have so many options available to them.
    Weakness: They still haven't managed to live up to expectations and win a league title, is the pressure too much for them to handle ? Don't seem to have steady results during a season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 2
    FC Nordsjaelland
    Strength: Did great to stay up last season against the odds. No real star players they could be relying on Karius, Insua, Dybala and Bigirimana to keep them afloat in the league. Probably the youngest squad in the GW with their oldest players being just 22 years of age so the potential is definitely there!
    Weakness: They have the weakest squad in the division. Only 44 players at the club too which means they are pinning their hopes on a small bunch of players. With the current crop of players the only thing in their mind should be to avoid relegation, a tough task!
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Jahn Regensburg
    Strength: Star Players Suso and Mauricio along with a good supporting cast. Managed to stay up last year after being newly promoted. Blessed in the central defence area!
    Weakness: They need to find a genuine star striker to support Dani Schahin. Although their defence looks strong on paper, their players didn't perform last year allowing them to concede 36 goals, meaning they were letting in an average of 2 goals per game. They finished just out of the relegation zone and stats are pointing to a hard season ahead as they had the 2nd worst defence and attack (and goal difference in general). Also currently serving a transfer ban, they could end up in a relegation scrap!
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Wrexham
    Strength: Division 1 champions in season 7, relegated in season 8 and now returning to the big stage after being crowned division 2 champions with an impressive end to the season (just 1 defeat in 13 games)in season 9...what awaits them in season 10 ? Managed the most wins in division 2 (10), scored the most goals (37) and had the 2nd best defence conceding 22. Looking at the team it boasts five star players: Bardi, Fabinho, Ward-Prowse, O.Torres and Veltman plus quality throughout the rest of the side. Great squad depth too mean they are serious contenders for not only the Division 1 title but also the cup.
    Weakness: Another team looking to strengthen their options in the centre of defence, but besides that, not much else to mention.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 2
    Stade Brestois
    Strength: Division 2 runners-up will be looking forward to the new challenge ahead of them. Star players Vilhena, Praet and Guerreiro and an ok squad depth.
    Weakness: They need a better goalkeeper and also two or three star forwards as they look light in the firepower department. Although they have a big squad they could struggle.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    FC Lugano
    Strength: They still have arguably the most successful 87+ manager to date and along with Adrian and Derley as their star players and a decent team they managed to gain automatic promotion in dramatic fashion on the last day of the season beating Varazdin who they sent to the play offs.They will be looking to bring the glory days back but that just might need a bit more time.
    Weakness: Got quite good depth but could do with one or two additional stars in their team in order to realy make a difference in Division 1.
    Division 1 Titles: 3
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    NK Varazdin
    Strength: Gained promotion last season after coming from behind to beat Siena in the Play Off Final. Star player Kurzawa and an ok supporting cast. Always active in the market for new talent.
    Weakness:The target for this season should be to avoid relegation, and then whatever comes on top of that will be seen as a bonus as the squad needs general strengthening, but more importantly they will be searching for a CB, a striker and a winger.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Division 2
    Rochdale
    Strength: Star players Stones and Ramalho plus a decent supporting cast. Good squad depth should help them mount a cup run. Ever active in the transfer market. Automatic promotion is the target after getting relegated last season by just 1 place and a 1 win difference from safety.
    Weakness: In desperate need of a new goalkeeper as they have the worst one in the division. Could do with a few more stars in order to challenge for the title.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Muangthong United
    Strength: Star player Mitrovic will be the player they will be relying on to bang in the goals in order for them to make a swift return to division 1. Decent supporting cast from Vietto, Gomez and Chambers.
    Weakness: Could do with more quality depth to their side because if they lose a couple of their best players they will likely struggle. Their goalkeeper needs to be replaced at some point, as last season goals where flying past them for fun...a record 44 goals were conceded leading to 8 loses on the final 11 games. If they don't sort out their defensive problem that got them relegated then it might be another tough season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Crewe Alexandra
    Strength: Casteels and Locadia are their crown jewels and they also have six 85 rated players alongside them. The play offs are achievable in most people's eyes.
    Weakness: They have no experiance in division 2 as this is the first time that they have ever been relegated. Lowest scorers in division one with 23 goals, lost 5 of their last 6 matches last season. Need much more depth as they could find themselves exposed if first teamers get suspended or injured. Could do with bringing a few quality defenders in.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Willem II
    Strength: Star player Locadia alongside the likes of Leali, Yago, Ucan and Stevanovic will be their main weapons in order to bounce back to division 1.
    Weakness: Could do with more depth to the squad as there is not a lot of quality in reserve should it be needed. Finished the season bottom of division 1 only managing to stay there for 1 year and could miss out on promotion this time around if they don't find additional options to their first team!
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    AC Siena
    Strength: Star players Ocampos, Sararer, Kacaniklic and Romero and a decent supporting cast. Lost 2-1 in the play off final against Varazdin despite going 1-0 up and also lost the cup final with the same scoreline against Zalaegerszegi. So close but yet so far away for Noisy who took over the clubs fortunes last season. Should be in and around the promotion places as well as a possible cup run due to a decent squad depth. Strong midfield and forward line.
    Weakness: The quality of their defence and their goalkeeper should be the main concern. The players confidence levels should be low after missing out so cruely on both fronts last year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Greuther Furth
    Strength: Star players Ezekiel and Quintero who last year scored 11 goals and toped the division 2 charts plus a good supporting cast. A late surge that saw them win 4 out of their last 5 games wasn't enough for them last season as they finished 1 place and 1 point away from the play offs. Should be looking for automatic promotion this season and will be counting on their attacking threat that saw them score 32 goals last season, the 2nd best tally after champions Wrexham.
    Weakness: Not much as they look like a well balanced side in all areas of the pitch.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Calcio Como
    Strength: Star Players Belfodil, Ferri, Arnold and Murru aswell as a very good lineup to suit. Last year's Charity Shield winners would look more suitable for Division 1 and should be challenging for the title this year. A good cup run is also on the cards due to the quality of the squad's depth. Had the best defence in the league last season conceding only 20 goals.
    Weakness: It seems that Como have been underachieving for some time now as they chocked towards the end of last season managing 1 win in the last 6 games meaning that one of the teams many people had backed for promotion didn't even make the play offs. The main reason for this was the huge attacking problem they had scoring the fewest goals out of any other team in both divisions (18)
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    Zalaegerszegi TE
    Strength: The 87+ cup winners who raised a few eyebrows last year by lifting the trophy have star players Casco and Bigas but not much support.
    Weakness: One of the weaker teams in the division with little quality or depth. Only Barcelona B conceded more goals than them last season. Went on a terrible run finishing the campaign with 6 defeats out of 7 games. A new goalkeeper is an absolute must plus top quality strikers if they are to avoid a disappointing season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    Doncaster Rovers
    Strength: Star players Bruno, Vadillo, Perez and Van den Bergh as well as a good supporting cast. They are expected to make a strong promotion push!
    Weakness: Despite several star players they have languished in Division 2 for a while now without managing to gain promotion. Coming from a very unsuccesful season which saw them ending up second to last finishing the camping with just 1 win out of the final 7 games.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Barcelona B
    Strength: No real star players except Kroos. Under manager Gurpal Singh they have been constantly improving their squad though and adding new talent, the potential is there for him to turn around their fortunes in the long term.
    Weakness: The weakest team out of both divisions with a lot resting on Kroos' shoulders to pull rabbits out of the hat. General strengthening in all areas except central midfield is needed. Had a miserable season last term finishing bottom of the table only managing 2 wins and gathering 11 points. Their defence seemed to be on holiday mode conceding an astonishing 42 goals while their attack didn't do much better scoring the 2nd lowest amount of 20. Promotion doesn't look a realistic possibility for them this year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
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    Division 1
    Guaratingueta
    Strength: Reigning back to back Division 1 champions that are fast becoming a powerhouse after retaining their title on the last day of last season taking full advantage of Rayo Vallecano's defeat. Star players Jimenez and Westwood are supported by numerous other good players including the headache of having two of the best goalkeepers around in Giefer and Rulli. Should mount a serious title defence...and talking about defence, people say they have a brick wall in front of their goal after conceding 11 goals in 18 games last year!
    Weakness: Not a lot of weakness to be found in their squad, the only concern for them is that nobody has managed to win the title 3 times on the run...can they be the 1st team to achieve such greatness?
    Division 1 Titles: 2
    Division 2 Titles: 2
    Cup Winners: 0
    Rayo Vallecano
    Strength: Last seasons runner up finishing with the most wins (11). On paper one of this season's favourites for the title. They boast five star players: Hofmann, Jonny, Klaassen, Calhanoglu and Boetius and have a very good supporting cast, their great squad depth means that we should see them as one of the favourites for the cup too.
    Weakness: The disappointment of being 1st and falling to 2nd in the last game of the season will be huge and it will be interesting to see how the players and manager react to missing out to Guaratingueta. They could do with a couple of star centre backs but rumour has it that they are in debt.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    UD Logrones
    Strength: A strong side that boasts no less than 5 star players of 86 rating: Carrasco, Gunter, Silva, Holzhauzer and Malanda. Was in the title mix for most of last season but chocked towards the end with 3 defeats in 4 games meaning they finished 3rd. Managed the same amount of wins (10) as champions Guaratigueta and had the second best strikeforce in the division scoring 36 goals. Polter was the main reason for that, grabing the Golden Boot with his 13 goals, and on top of that Holzhauzer was named Player of the Season.
    Weakness: Could do with a better goalkeeper and a few more quality players so that they can support their 5 stars and give them a better squad depth otherwise they might find it hard to match the high standards they set last year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Liverpool de Montevideo
    Strength: Star players Cartabia and Jefferson. Very strong squad depth and quality as they have got the biggest squad around and the most highly valued one aswell. Scored the most goals (38) out of both divisions last year and also showed great form towards the end of the season gathering 15 points out of a possible 18. Promising signs, one of the favourites for the league and the cup which is down to the fact that they have so many options available to them.
    Weakness: They still haven't managed to live up to expectations and win a league title, is the pressure too much for them to handle ? Don't seem to have steady results during a season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 2
    FC Nordsjaelland
    Strength: Did great to stay up last season against the odds. No real star players they could be relying on Karius, Insua, Dybala and Bigirimana to keep them afloat in the league. Probably the youngest squad in the GW with their oldest players being just 22 years of age so the potential is definitely there!
    Weakness: They have the weakest squad in the division. Only 44 players at the club too which means they are pinning their hopes on a small bunch of players. With the current crop of players the only thing in their mind should be to avoid relegation, a tough task!
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Jahn Regensburg
    Strength: Star Players Suso and Mauricio along with a good supporting cast. Managed to stay up last year after being newly promoted. Blessed in the central defence area!
    Weakness: They need to find a genuine star striker to support Dani Schahin. Although their defence looks strong on paper, their players didn't perform last year allowing them to concede 36 goals, meaning they were letting in an average of 2 goals per game. They finished just out of the relegation zone and stats are pointing to a hard season ahead as they had the 2nd worst defence and attack (and goal difference in general). Also currently serving a transfer ban, they could end up in a relegation scrap!
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Wrexham
    Strength: Division 1 champions in season 7, relegated in season 8 and now returning to the big stage after being crowned division 2 champions with an impressive end to the season (just 1 defeat in 13 games)in season 9...what awaits them in season 10 ? Managed the most wins in division 2 (10), scored the most goals (37) and had the 2nd best defence conceding 22. Looking at the team it boasts five star players: Bardi, Fabinho, Ward-Prowse, O.Torres and Veltman plus quality throughout the rest of the side. Great squad depth too mean they are serious contenders for not only the Division 1 title but also the cup.
    Weakness: Another team looking to strengthen their options in the centre of defence, but besides that, not much else to mention.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 2
    Stade Brestois
    Strength: Division 2 runners-up will be looking forward to the new challenge ahead of them. Star players Vilhena, Praet and Guerreiro and an ok squad depth.
    Weakness: They need a better goalkeeper and also two or three star forwards as they look light in the firepower department. Although they have a big squad they could struggle.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    FC Lugano
    Strength: They still have arguably the most successful 87+ manager to date and along with Adrian and Derley as their star players and a decent team they managed to gain automatic promotion in dramatic fashion on the last day of the season beating Varazdin who they sent to the play offs.They will be looking to bring the glory days back but that just might need a bit more time.
    Weakness: Got quite good depth but could do with one or two additional stars in their team in order to realy make a difference in Division 1.
    Division 1 Titles: 3
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    NK Varazdin
    Strength: Gained promotion last season after coming from behind to beat Siena in the Play Off Final. Star player Kurzawa and an ok supporting cast. Always active in the market for new talent.
    Weakness:The target for this season should be to avoid relegation, and then whatever comes on top of that will be seen as a bonus as the squad needs general strengthening, but more importantly they will be searching for a CB, a striker and a winger.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Division 2
    Rochdale
    Strength: Star players Stones and Ramalho plus a decent supporting cast. Good squad depth should help them mount a cup run. Ever active in the transfer market. Automatic promotion is the target after getting relegated last season by just 1 place and a 1 win difference from safety.
    Weakness: In desperate need of a new goalkeeper as they have the worst one in the division. Could do with a few more stars in order to challenge for the title.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Muangthong United
    Strength: Star player Mitrovic will be the player they will be relying on to bang in the goals in order for them to make a swift return to division 1. Decent supporting cast from Vietto, Gomez and Chambers.
    Weakness: Could do with more quality depth to their side because if they lose a couple of their best players they will likely struggle. Their goalkeeper needs to be replaced at some point, as last season goals where flying past them for fun...a record 44 goals were conceded leading to 8 loses on the final 11 games. If they don't sort out their defensive problem that got them relegated then it might be another tough season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Crewe Alexandra
    Strength: Casteels and Locadia are their crown jewels and they also have six 85 rated players alongside them. The play offs are achievable in most people's eyes.
    Weakness: They have no experiance in division 2 as this is the first time that they have ever been relegated. Lowest scorers in division one with 23 goals, lost 5 of their last 6 matches last season. Need much more depth as they could find themselves exposed if first teamers get suspended or injured. Could do with bringing a few quality defenders in.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Willem II
    Strength: Star player Locadia alongside the likes of Leali, Yago, Ucan and Stevanovic will be their main weapons in order to bounce back to division 1.
    Weakness: Could do with more depth to the squad as there is not a lot of quality in reserve should it be needed. Finished the season bottom of division 1 only managing to stay there for 1 year and could miss out on promotion this time around if they don't find additional options to their first team!
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    AC Siena
    Strength: Star players Ocampos, Sararer, Kacaniklic and Romero and a decent supporting cast. Lost 2-1 in the play off final against Varazdin despite going 1-0 up and also lost the cup final with the same scoreline against Zalaegerszegi. So close but yet so far away for Noisy who took over the clubs fortunes last season. Should be in and around the promotion places as well as a possible cup run due to a decent squad depth. Strong midfield and forward line.
    Weakness: The quality of their defence and their goalkeeper should be the main concern. The players confidence levels should be low after missing out so cruely on both fronts last year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Greuther Furth
    Strength: Star players Ezekiel and Quintero who last year scored 11 goals and toped the division 2 charts plus a good supporting cast. A late surge that saw them win 4 out of their last 5 games wasn't enough for them last season as they finished 1 place and 1 point away from the play offs. Should be looking for automatic promotion this season and will be counting on their attacking threat that saw them score 32 goals last season, the 2nd best tally after champions Wrexham.
    Weakness: Not much as they look like a well balanced side in all areas of the pitch.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Calcio Como
    Strength: Star Players Belfodil, Ferri, Arnold and Murru aswell as a very good lineup to suit. Last year's Charity Shield winners would look more suitable for Division 1 and should be challenging for the title this year. A good cup run is also on the cards due to the quality of the squad's depth. Had the best defence in the league last season conceding only 20 goals.
    Weakness: It seems that Como have been underachieving for some time now as they chocked towards the end of last season managing 1 win in the last 6 games meaning that one of the teams many people had backed for promotion didn't even make the play offs. The main reason for this was the huge attacking problem they had scoring the fewest goals out of any other team in both divisions (18)
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    Zalaegerszegi TE
    Strength: The 87+ cup winners who raised a few eyebrows last year by lifting the trophy have star players Casco and Bigas but not much support.
    Weakness: One of the weaker teams in the division with little quality or depth. Only Barcelona B conceded more goals than them last season. Went on a terrible run finishing the campaign with 6 defeats out of 7 games. A new goalkeeper is an absolute must plus top quality strikers if they are to avoid a disappointing season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    Doncaster Rovers
    Strength: Star players Bruno, Vadillo, Perez and Van den Bergh as well as a good supporting cast. They are expected to make a strong promotion push!
    Weakness: Despite several star players they have languished in Division 2 for a while now without managing to gain promotion. Coming from a very unsuccesful season which saw them ending up second to last finishing the camping with just 1 win out of the final 7 games.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Barcelona B
    Strength: No real star players except Kroos. Under manager Gurpal Singh they have been constantly improving their squad though and adding new talent, the potential is there for him to turn around their fortunes in the long term.
    Weakness: The weakest team out of both divisions with a lot resting on Kroos' shoulders to pull rabbits out of the hat. General strengthening in all areas except central midfield is needed. Had a miserable season last term finishing bottom of the table only managing 2 wins and gathering 11 points. Their defence seemed to be on holiday mode conceding an astonishing 42 goals while their attack didn't do much better scoring the 2nd lowest amount of 20. Promotion doesn't look a realistic possibility for them this year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
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    Division 1
    Guaratingueta
    Strength: Reigning back to back Division 1 champions that are fast becoming a powerhouse after retaining their title on the last day of last season taking full advantage of Rayo Vallecano's defeat. Star players Jimenez and Westwood are supported by numerous other good players including the headache of having two of the best goalkeepers around in Giefer and Rulli. Should mount a serious title defence...and talking about defence, people say they have a brick wall in front of their goal after conceding 11 goals in 18 games last year!
    Weakness: Not a lot of weakness to be found in their squad, the only concern for them is that nobody has managed to win the title 3 times on the run...can they be the 1st team to achieve such greatness?
    Division 1 Titles: 2
    Division 2 Titles: 2
    Cup Winners: 0
    Rayo Vallecano
    Strength: Last seasons runner up finishing with the most wins (11). On paper one of this season's favourites for the title. They boast five star players: Hofmann, Jonny, Klaassen, Calhanoglu and Boetius and have a very good supporting cast, their great squad depth means that we should see them as one of the favourites for the cup too.
    Weakness: The disappointment of being 1st and falling to 2nd in the last game of the season will be huge and it will be interesting to see how the players and manager react to missing out to Guaratingueta. They could do with a couple of star centre backs but rumour has it that they are in debt.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    UD Logrones
    Strength: A strong side that boasts no less than 5 star players of 86 rating: Carrasco, Gunter, Silva, Holzhauzer and Malanda. Was in the title mix for most of last season but chocked towards the end with 3 defeats in 4 games meaning they finished 3rd. Managed the same amount of wins (10) as champions Guaratigueta and had the second best strikeforce in the division scoring 36 goals. Polter was the main reason for that, grabing the Golden Boot with his 13 goals, and on top of that Holzhauzer was named Player of the Season.
    Weakness: Could do with a better goalkeeper and a few more quality players so that they can support their 5 stars and give them a better squad depth otherwise they might find it hard to match the high standards they set last year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Liverpool de Montevideo
    Strength: Star players Cartabia and Jefferson. Very strong squad depth and quality as they have got the biggest squad around and the most highly valued one aswell. Scored the most goals (38) out of both divisions last year and also showed great form towards the end of the season gathering 15 points out of a possible 18. Promising signs, one of the favourites for the league and the cup which is down to the fact that they have so many options available to them.
    Weakness: They still haven't managed to live up to expectations and win a league title, is the pressure too much for them to handle ? Don't seem to have steady results during a season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 2
    FC Nordsjaelland
    Strength: Did great to stay up last season against the odds. No real star players they could be relying on Karius, Insua, Dybala and Bigirimana to keep them afloat in the league. Probably the youngest squad in the GW with their oldest players being just 22 years of age so the potential is definitely there!
    Weakness: They have the weakest squad in the division. Only 44 players at the club too which means they are pinning their hopes on a small bunch of players. With the current crop of players the only thing in their mind should be to avoid relegation, a tough task!
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Jahn Regensburg
    Strength: Star Players Suso and Mauricio along with a good supporting cast. Managed to stay up last year after being newly promoted. Blessed in the central defence area!
    Weakness: They need to find a genuine star striker to support Dani Schahin. Although their defence looks strong on paper, their players didn't perform last year allowing them to concede 36 goals, meaning they were letting in an average of 2 goals per game. They finished just out of the relegation zone and stats are pointing to a hard season ahead as they had the 2nd worst defence and attack (and goal difference in general). Also currently serving a transfer ban, they could end up in a relegation scrap!
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Wrexham
    Strength: Division 1 champions in season 7, relegated in season 8 and now returning to the big stage after being crowned division 2 champions with an impressive end to the season (just 1 defeat in 13 games)in season 9...what awaits them in season 10 ? Managed the most wins in division 2 (10), scored the most goals (37) and had the 2nd best defence conceding 22. Looking at the team it boasts five star players: Bardi, Fabinho, Ward-Prowse, O.Torres and Veltman plus quality throughout the rest of the side. Great squad depth too mean they are serious contenders for not only the Division 1 title but also the cup.
    Weakness: Another team looking to strengthen their options in the centre of defence, but besides that, not much else to mention.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 2
    Stade Brestois
    Strength: Division 2 runners-up will be looking forward to the new challenge ahead of them. Star players Vilhena, Praet and Guerreiro and an ok squad depth.
    Weakness: They need a better goalkeeper and also two or three star forwards as they look light in the firepower department. Although they have a big squad they could struggle.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    FC Lugano
    Strength: They still have arguably the most successful 87+ manager to date and along with Adrian and Derley as their star players and a decent team they managed to gain automatic promotion in dramatic fashion on the last day of the season beating Varazdin who they sent to the play offs.They will be looking to bring the glory days back but that just might need a bit more time.
    Weakness: Got quite good depth but could do with one or two additional stars in their team in order to realy make a difference in Division 1.
    Division 1 Titles: 3
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    NK Varazdin
    Strength: Gained promotion last season after coming from behind to beat Siena in the Play Off Final. Star player Kurzawa and an ok supporting cast. Always active in the market for new talent.
    Weakness:The target for this season should be to avoid relegation, and then whatever comes on top of that will be seen as a bonus as the squad needs general strengthening, but more importantly they will be searching for a CB, a striker and a winger.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 1
    Division 2
    Rochdale
    Strength: Star players Stones and Ramalho plus a decent supporting cast. Good squad depth should help them mount a cup run. Ever active in the transfer market. Automatic promotion is the target after getting relegated last season by just 1 place and a 1 win difference from safety.
    Weakness: In desperate need of a new goalkeeper as they have the worst one in the division. Could do with a few more stars in order to challenge for the title.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Muangthong United
    Strength: Star player Mitrovic will be the player they will be relying on to bang in the goals in order for them to make a swift return to division 1. Decent supporting cast from Vietto, Gomez and Chambers.
    Weakness: Could do with more quality depth to their side because if they lose a couple of their best players they will likely struggle. Their goalkeeper needs to be replaced at some point, as last season goals where flying past them for fun...a record 44 goals were conceded leading to 8 loses on the final 11 games. If they don't sort out their defensive problem that got them relegated then it might be another tough season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Crewe Alexandra
    Strength: Casteels and Locadia are their crown jewels and they also have six 85 rated players alongside them. The play offs are achievable in most people's eyes.
    Weakness: They have no experiance in division 2 as this is the first time that they have ever been relegated. Lowest scorers in division one with 23 goals, lost 5 of their last 6 matches last season. Need much more depth as they could find themselves exposed if first teamers get suspended or injured. Could do with bringing a few quality defenders in.
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Willem II
    Strength: Star player Locadia alongside the likes of Leali, Yago, Ucan and Stevanovic will be their main weapons in order to bounce back to division 1.
    Weakness: Could do with more depth to the squad as there is not a lot of quality in reserve should it be needed. Finished the season bottom of division 1 only managing to stay there for 1 year and could miss out on promotion this time around if they don't find additional options to their first team!
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    AC Siena
    Strength: Star players Ocampos, Sararer, Kacaniklic and Romero and a decent supporting cast. Lost 2-1 in the play off final against Varazdin despite going 1-0 up and also lost the cup final with the same scoreline against Zalaegerszegi. So close but yet so far away for Noisy who took over the clubs fortunes last season. Should be in and around the promotion places as well as a possible cup run due to a decent squad depth. Strong midfield and forward line.
    Weakness: The quality of their defence and their goalkeeper should be the main concern. The players confidence levels should be low after missing out so cruely on both fronts last year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Greuther Furth
    Strength: Star players Ezekiel and Quintero who last year scored 11 goals and toped the division 2 charts plus a good supporting cast. A late surge that saw them win 4 out of their last 5 games wasn't enough for them last season as they finished 1 place and 1 point away from the play offs. Should be looking for automatic promotion this season and will be counting on their attacking threat that saw them score 32 goals last season, the 2nd best tally after champions Wrexham.
    Weakness: Not much as they look like a well balanced side in all areas of the pitch.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 0
    Calcio Como
    Strength: Star Players Belfodil, Ferri, Arnold and Murru aswell as a very good lineup to suit. Last year's Charity Shield winners would look more suitable for Division 1 and should be challenging for the title this year. A good cup run is also on the cards due to the quality of the squad's depth. Had the best defence in the league last season conceding only 20 goals.
    Weakness: It seems that Como have been underachieving for some time now as they chocked towards the end of last season managing 1 win in the last 6 games meaning that one of the teams many people had backed for promotion didn't even make the play offs. The main reason for this was the huge attacking problem they had scoring the fewest goals out of any other team in both divisions (18)
    Division 1 Titles: 1
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    Zalaegerszegi TE
    Strength: The 87+ cup winners who raised a few eyebrows last year by lifting the trophy have star players Casco and Bigas but not much support.
    Weakness: One of the weaker teams in the division with little quality or depth. Only Barcelona B conceded more goals than them last season. Went on a terrible run finishing the campaign with 6 defeats out of 7 games. A new goalkeeper is an absolute must plus top quality strikers if they are to avoid a disappointing season.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 1
    Cup Winners: 1
    Doncaster Rovers
    Strength: Star players Bruno, Vadillo, Perez and Van den Bergh as well as a good supporting cast. They are expected to make a strong promotion push!
    Weakness: Despite several star players they have languished in Division 2 for a while now without managing to gain promotion. Coming from a very unsuccesful season which saw them ending up second to last finishing the camping with just 1 win out of the final 7 games.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
    Barcelona B
    Strength: No real star players except Kroos. Under manager Gurpal Singh they have been constantly improving their squad though and adding new talent, the potential is there for him to turn around their fortunes in the long term.
    Weakness: The weakest team out of both divisions with a lot resting on Kroos' shoulders to pull rabbits out of the hat. General strengthening in all areas except central midfield is needed. Had a miserable season last term finishing bottom of the table only managing 2 wins and gathering 11 points. Their defence seemed to be on holiday mode conceding an astonishing 42 goals while their attack didn't do much better scoring the 2nd lowest amount of 20. Promotion doesn't look a realistic possibility for them this year.
    Division 1 Titles: 0
    Division 2 Titles: 0
    Cup Winners: 0
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    Saint Johnstone FC
    Saint Johnstone FC




    EASTON, Dylan 70>70 *73
    CLARK, Zander 72>72 (loan to Queen of the South) *75 *76
    BROWN, Scott 72>74 *75
    BANKS, Steve 76>77
    EDWARDS, Gwion 77>78 > Swansea City
    MAY, Stevie 77>79 *82
    MANNUS, Alan 78>81 *80
    SCOBBIE, Thomas 78>79
    EASTON, Brian 78>79
    DAVIDSON, Callum 78>78 *77
    MILLER, Gary 78>78
    CREGG, Patrick 78>78
    ROBERTSON, David 78>77 > Greenock Morton
    MCDONALD, Gary 78>79
    MACLEAN, Steve 78>80
    ANDERSON, Steven 79>80
    HASSELBAINK, Nigel 80>82
    FALLON, Rory 80>78 > Crawley Town
    WRIGHT, Frazer 81>81
    MILLAR, Chris 81>81
    MACKAY, Dave 82>82
    DAVIDSON, Murray 82>82
    WOTHERSPOON, David 82>82
    JAHIĆ, Sanel 84>83 > Grasshopper-Club *83
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    Fred Ziko steered Wrexham to victory against Crewe Alexandra.
    Wrexham beat Crewe Alexandra 2 - 1 in their Division 1 fixture.
    Morata scored both of the goals for Wrexham and was later voted Man of the Match for his performance.
    There is no chance im letting this team go down, need my 1st away win now against Jahn to keep up our 5 game unbeaten run!
    Plus Benzia got a rise to 85 and im expecting more of the same from Rabiot in the next day or so!
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    * If you´re managing a english team, this list might come handy, cause most of the players are english, scottish and irish.

    Chris Basham 80-->83
    Osbourne 82-->84
    Mackenzie 80-->82
    Vokes 82-->84
    Ings 79-->83
    Lafferty 78-->82
    Long 79-->82
    Darlow 80-->83
    Cohen 83-->85
    Lansbury 84-->86
    Jamie Paterson 78-->81
    Liam Moore 80-->83
    Drinkwater 84-->85
    Jamie Vardy 82-->84
    Matty James 82-->83
    Harry Arter 79-->82
    Allsop 78-->82
    Steve Cook 78-->82
    Simon Francis 79-->82
    Grabban 76-->80
    Macdonald 78-->80
    Fraser 78-->80 19 years
    Anya 82-->84
    Reece Brown 78-->80
    Sean Morrison 83-->85
    Adam Le Fondre 84-->85
    Blackman 82-->84
    Luke Murphy 80-->82
    Peltier 83-->85
    Pearce 82-->84
    Tom Lees 82-->83
    Poleon 78-->82
    Todd Kane 80-->82
    Spurr 81-->82
    Chris Taylor 80-->82
    Adam Clayton 82-->84
    Lynch 80-->83
    Peter Clarke 79-->82
    Norwood 82-->83
    Jake Carrol 77-->80
    Gobern 78-->80
    Greer 82-->84
    Calderon 82-->84
    Rohan Ince 76-->80
    Jake Buxton 82-->83
    Keogh 82-->83
    Forsyth 80-->83
    Freeman 80-->82
    Jutkiewicz 83-->85
    George Friend 82-->84
    Leadbitter 83-->84
    Luke Hyam 82-->84
    Tommy Smith 82-->84
    Mcgoldrick 80-->82
    Eliot Hewitt 77-->81
    Michael Morrison 82-->84
    Rhoys Wiggins 80-->82
    Solly 80-->82
    Callum Harriot 78-->81
    Dale Stephens 79-->81
    James Husband 77-->82
    Chris Brown 79-->82
    Lee Novak 80-->83
    Dan Burn 79-->82
    Adeyemi 78-->82
    Matt Green 71-->80
    Stephen Dawson 79-->82
    Chris O´Grady 79-->82
    M´Voto 78-->81
    Tom Kennedy 78-->81
    Jacob Mellis 80-->82
    Jérémy Helan 82-->83
    Michail Antonio 83-->85
    David Prutton 77-->82
    Liam Palmer 78-->82
    Giles Coke 80-->82
    Maghoma 75-->78
    Luke Lyling 78-->82
    Daniel Seaborne 78-->82
    Ed Upson 78-->82
    Webster 76-->81
    Joe Edwards 78-->82
    Kevin Dawson 77-->81
    Liam Davis 75-->79
    Mark Beevers 80-->82


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    VITINHO Coelho

    Age: 19
    Club: Botafogo
    Cote: 77 ----> 83
    BRESSAN Matheus

    Age: 20
    Club: Grêmio
    Cote: 77 ----> 82/83
    MÁDSON Ferreira

    Age: 21
    Club: Bahia
    Cote: 76 ----> 82/83
    MAYKE Rocha

    Age: 20
    Club: Cruzeiro
    Cote: 75 ----> 80/82
    LEANDRINHO Silva

    Age: 19
    Club: Santos
    Cote: 75 ----> 78/80


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