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About PacoBJuarez

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  • Birthday 03/11/1986


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    Iowa, USA
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    Lionel Messi
  1. Re: Zouma, Ginter, Marquinhos If Barcelona end up obtaining Marquinhos, which is just a rumor at this point, he would be the best option.
  2. Re: GK/back line help in two leagues Any help would be greatly appreciated. I think I have an idea of what I'm doing, but I just started and I've already been dead wrong at least five times.
  3. I have Barcelona in two Spanish Championships, it's the first season of both. All players not in La Liga are available. Some questions: I have the Neuer + ter Stegen combo at keeper in both leagues. Are there any other GK prospects I should have my eyes on? With Buffon being 34, and Casillas on Real Madrid, is there another keeper that could top Neuer at 93 and be a better #1 over the next year or two? I play a 3-5-2, and my back line in one league is Vidic - Thiago Silva - Pique with my primary backups being Montoya - Hummels - Alba, Busi+Masch at DM. In my second league I'm starting Puyol - Vidic - Pique, with Alba and Montoya as backups and Masch filling in as needed. Any young stars I should target in my first league as additional backups? In my second league, should I swap Puyol for Silva like I did in the first league? I'll be buying Hummels in the second league as soon as possible. EDIT: Options I'd been considering for my last CB rotation spot were Kompany, Vidal, Subotic, Bonucci, Badstuber, and Javi Martinez... but I'm open to ideas. Finally, if I needed a future superstar at central M or AM that is at least 89 or 90 right now so he could see regular playing time as a backup, who should I go after? Literally everyone is an option.
  4. I'm managing Barcelona in a new league, only a few turns in. Here's my current back line, playing a 3-5-2: 96 Puyol 96 Vidic 95 Pique 93 Mascherano 92 Abidal 90 Alba I use Dani Alves at RM. I was given some advice in the Squad Help forum that I should sell Abidal, Vidic, and Puyol, even though they're the best at their positions, because they'll be dropping soon. I just got an offer for Puyol of 25 million. My question is: should I accept it? If so, who should I buy with the money? I can buy Kompany and still have 4 million left afterwards... should I do the swap or keep Puyol? What should I do about Vidic? I know I'm going to sell Abidal, just waiting for a bid.
  5. Re: The Squad Advice Thread Or maybe Bale? I could do Kompany, Pique, and Bale as my back three with Hummels, Masch, and Alba as my backups... I like the sound of that.
  6. Re: The Squad Advice Thread Everyone is available, the world was just created. Only a few teams in La Liga are owned, so it's pretty much wide open. That makes it even more daunting for me, because there are so many options out there. Are there some obvious must-haves that I could save up for so that I don't make any stupid mistakes? Also, I'm assuming PE means player exchange? And if so, I'm going to need replacements in my starting lineup for Puyol, Vidic, and Ibra... and Villa rotates in as well. That's four players I would need to replace who are are the very best at their positions. I know I'm new, which is probably why I'm confused, but could you maybe explain in a little detail why it would be good to get rid of them, especially when even if they drop a bit they're still either the best or among the best at their position? EDIT: I've been running my team under the assumption that I'm just going to try and make sure to have the very best at every spot at all times in the starting lineup, while buying young risers and stars to fill in as backups and loaned out youths. Am I going about this with the wrong mindset?
  7. Re: The Squad Advice Thread Hey guys, I've got a Barcelona squad in a league that just started up (only 7 turns in) and this is my first experience with Soccer Manager. I was hoping for a little guidance/help on where to go from here and what I should be looking at long-term, as I'm just flying by the seat of my pants here. It's a little overwhelming. I've made some moves already, here's my team: Keepers 93 Neuer 87 ter Stegen Defenders 96 Puyol 96 Vidic 95 Pique 95 Alves 94 Busquets 93 Mascherano 92 Abidal 90 Alba 86 Montoya Midfielders 97 Iniesta 97 Xavi 95 Fabregas 93 Pedro 92 Alexis Sanchez 90 Afellay (on loan, started that way, won't allow me to bring him back ) 89 Thiago 86 Cuenca 86 Oxlade-Chamberlain Forwards 99 Messi 96 Ibra 95 Villa Here's my youth team, all loaned out: Keepers None... Defenders 86 Jesus Juan 86 Andreu Fontas 85 Marc Bartra 84 Matija Nastasic 84 Carles Planas 84 Marc Muniesa 82 Sergi Gomez 77 Karim Rekik 75 Luke Shaw 75 Alejandro Grimaldo 75 Ibrahima Mbaye 75 Koray Gunter 75 Frank Bagnack 75 Gabarron Patric 72 Ashley Westwood Defensive Midfielders 85 Paul Pogba 75 Agostinho Ca 75 Luis Gustavo Midfielders 85 Sergi Roberto 85 Femenia Kiko 83 Rafinha Alcantara 80 Ross Barkley 78 Javi Espinosa 75 James Ward-Prowse Attacking Midfielders 85 Cristian Tello 83 Gerard Deulofeu 78 Jody Lukoki 77 Baptistao Leo 75 Raheem Sterling 75 Miguel Angel 75 Serge Gnabry 75 Lucas Paizon 75 Jordan Ibe 75 Alen Halilovic 60 Jeroen Lumu Forwards 83 Lozano Rodri 75 Jean Marie Dongou 75 Hervin Ongenda 75 Souleymane Coulibaly Also, I'd love some input on the moves I've already made in my first few weeks, any obvious moves I should make either getting rid of players on my current team (I'm planning on offloading Abidal as soon as I get enough $ to send him out and get a good young CB in return, any ideas who that should be? I was thinking Dede, Papadopolous, or Hummels) or players I should be going after. Thanks in advance for all your help, this is quite the daunting game to try and get into, but I'm loving it so far!
  8. So I'm using the 3-5-2 which is working extremely well at home, but on the road it's been absolute lunacy. I just lost 5-2 to Levante. Here's what I'm using: ------------Neuer------------ Vidic-------Pique-------Puyol ----------Busquets---------- Alves--Xavi--Fabregas--Iniesta ------Messi------Ibra-------- Usually bringing Villa, Pedro, and Masch off the bench at 60min. I'm not using any arrows at the moment, not sure if I should be. Tactics: Tackling: Normal Mentality: Defensive Passing: Direct Attacking: Mixed Tempo: Slow Pressing: Own Half Counter-Attack Men Behind Ball Offside Trap Target Man No idea what to do on the road, as these tactics have produced erratic results there, despite being extremely consistent at home. Can anyone provide some insight for me?
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