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About Gorka

  • Rank
    New Signing!
  • Birthday 02/20/1986


  • Favourite Football Club
    Athletic Club de Bilbao
  1. What about these players in your opinion? Thanks!! Maguire (Leicester - 85) Trippier (Tottenham - 87) Brady (Burnley - 86) Redmond (Southampton - 88) Berahino (Stoke - 87) Stones (ManCity - 89) Evans (West Brom - 88) Clark (Newcastle - 85) Gray (Watford - 86) Gray (Leicester - 85) Ritchie (Newcastle - 86) Delph (ManCity - 88) Gomez (Liverpool - 83)
  2. Here I am with another crazy project: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, which politically existed from 1801 to 1922 when Ireland left. My idea is to build a team in Premier League, of course, with the best players from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and North Ireland only. When I had to choose the team I had two ideas in my mind: Liverpool (which has a tradition and a lot of good english players already) and Tottenham which has, probably, the best two at the moment (Kane and Alli, plus other good ones). Considering it would have been difficult to sign Kane managing Liverpool, I went for Tottenham and immediately put all the non UK players on transfer list. When I thought about how to build my team, I decided to do it from the forwards first: I imagined Kane (93) as only striker with Sterling (91), Alli (91) and Bale (95) behind him. Choosing the others was easy, considering the 4-2-3-1: Ramsey (91) and Henderson (91) as midfielders, Walker (91), Dier (91), Cahill (91) and Rose (90) as defenders. Since I couldn't sign Hart (91) as golkeeper, since he is on loan to West Ham, I decided for Forster (89). That's my dream, now let's see who I can buy and who not. Now I already have Dier, Rose, Alli and Kane in my team and before the beginning of the season I was able to sign Bale (in exchange of Lamela and Son plus 6M) and Ramsey (in exchange of Eriksen). Most of the others were exchanged by their team to foreign teams so I will be able to make bid for them soon. Back ups. I already had some goods in my team such as Trippier (87) and Davies (88). My first choice for the central defense is Stone (89) but Smalling (90), Jones (89), Keane (88), Evans (88), Maguire (85), Clark (85) are other good options and I have to consider the price too and not only the rate if I want to complete a decent team. Milner (90) and Clyne (90) would be great as well as fullbacks but I don't think I'll have enough money to sign them. Midfielders: Wilshere (90) and Barkley (89) are the big names but their price is high for their value. I already have Winks (82) who will get a +3, maybe, so my choice for now are Delph (88) and McArthur (87) since they're playing in their team this season and their price is low enough. Keep an eye on Allen (89), McCarthy (89), Tom Davies (83) too. Forwards: so many names here and my fav are Oxlade Chamberlain (89), Redmond (88) and Rashford (88) but Sturridge (91), Lallana (91), Wellbeck (90), Vardy (90), Walcott (91), Berahino (87) are good options as well. At the moment I signed Brady (86) only. Youngsters: I'll write about this later. Suggestions?
  3. I've noticed that on Soccerwiki, for each player, there's a description of their position. So, for example, Ibrahimovic who can play both as central advanced midfielder and centre forward is described as target man, suggesting that his best position is as centre forward. Other example, Eden Hazard is described as winger even if he can play any role on offensive midfield and attack. I'm really wondering if putting each player in their exact soccerwiki description position can make the difference. Your experience?
  4. Athletic can sign players basque born or raised in a basque "cantera". I'll give you a short list of the best players per role Goalkeepers: Ruffier 89, Arrizabalaga 87 Defenders: Azpilicueta 92, Javi Martinez 92, Laporte 90, Inigo Martinez 90, Nacho Monreal 90 Midfielders: Ander Herrera 91, Illarramendi 90, San José 90, Raul Garcia 90, Xabi Prieto 90 Forwards: Griezmann 95, Aduriz 91, Muniain 90, Williams 89 Check my story about leading Athletic:
  5. More to come soon at the beginning of the new season
  6. I decided to keep Kepa as my first GK, for now, and to turn my XI in a 4-2-3-1: Arrizabalaga (87, GK); Azpilikueta (92, RB), Javi Martinez (92, CB), Laporte (90, CB), Natxo Monreal (90, LB); Illarramendi (90, DM), Ander Herrera (91, DM); Williams (89, RAM), Muniain (90, CAM), Oyarzabal (88, LAM); Griezmann (95, CF). Complete my first team: Herrerin (85), De Marcos (89), Yeray (87), Inigo Martinez (90), Mikel Merino (82), Berchiche (88), Capa (87), San Josè (90), Benat (89), Susaeta (89), Raul Garcia (90), Berenguer (83), Sabin Merino (86), Aduriz (91). Youth Team/on loan: Remiro (78), Simon (78), Alvaro Fernandez (76), Odriozola (82), Bunuel (80), Lekue (86), Unai Nunez (80), Kevin Rodrigues (76), Unai Lopez (83), Cordoba (76), Oteo (76), Villalibre (80) Possible transfers in: Elustondo (85), Zubeldia (76), Olavide (78), Barja (78), Llorente (88)
  7. After almost 1 year, I'm back leading Athletic Club. Obviously I was not the manager of the club anymore since I've never opened the game in the last 12 months but I was lucky enough that this game world was still open and Athletic Club was without manager. Obviously, again, most of the players I got, came back to their team so I had to buy most of them again. So lucky that Griezmann was avaible for a transfer!! So in these 12 months many values changed: Griezmann is now 95 (+2) since last time I played, Williams is 89.. just to mention the most remarkable. On the other side, Llorente went down to 88 and Xabi Alonso retired. So here is the team I have in my mind, playing with a classic 4-4-2 (missing players are in red): Ruffier (GK, Saint Etienne, 89) Azpilikueta (RB, Chelsea, 92) Inigo Martinez (CD, Real Sociedad, 90) Laporte (CD, Athletic Club, 90) Natxo Monreal (LB, Arsenal, 90) Raul Garcia (RM, Athletic Club, 90) Javi Martinez (CM, Bayern M, 92) Ander Herrera (CM, Manchester United, 91) Muniain (LM, Athletic Club, 90) Aduriz (CF, Athletic Club, 91) Griezmann (CF, Atletico Madrid, 95) Here the back ups: Arrizabalaga (87), De Marcos (89), Odriozola (82), Elustondo (85), San Josè (90), Yeray (87), Balenziaga (88), Leque (86), Susaeta (89), Illarramendi (90), Benat (89), Mikel Merino (82), Unai Lopez (83), Berenguer (83), Williams (89), Oyarzabal (88), Villalibre (80) Honestly still have to decide if signing Ruffier, Aritz Elustondo and Leque. I mean Leque could be a usefull back up since he can play on both sides as defender and midfielder but his value is low and I don't think he will get over 88 in years. Different is for Elustondo since a couple of season ago he seemed very promising and he's only 22 even if, at the moment, Odriozola seems to be better and took his place both on Real Sociedad and in U21 Spain as RB. About Ruffier he is still the best basque GK around and he is +2 on Kepa. But I do think Kepa could be 89 very soon (1 year more or less) so I'm seriously thinking to keep Kepa as first GK. Other possible transfers in: Capa (87) from Eibar who can play all over the right side and who could replace Susaeta in the future. About young prospects, I keep my eyes on a few Osasuna guys: Alvaro Fernandez (GK, 76) and Aitor Bunuel (RB, 80), both playing for U19 Spain and Kike Barja (78)
  8. Here we are, after a long time, with another update. I finally won the last trophy I missed: Leauge Cup. 3-0 to Barcelona with Ander Herrera, Xabi Alonso on penalty and Llorente scoring! I reached the second place in La Liga behind Barcelona, again. Players' values updates: Azpilikueta +1 (92) Laporte +1 (90) Natxo Monreal +1 (90) Xabi Alonso -1 (94) Ander Herrera +1 (91) Griezmann +1 (92) Arrizabalaga +2 (84) Inaki Williams +2 (87) Aritz Elustondo +1 (83) I also signed Balenziaga (88) as back up of my left full back. Signed some youngsters as well like Arellano (70), Inigo Cordoba (70), Villalibre (76), Bunuel (75), Lekue (82)
  9. They're both 91 at the moment? who could have a +1 or +2 in the next weeks? I have both as back up in my Liverpool team but I need to sell one of them. My opinion is that Griezmann is closer to get a +1 and the only one who has a little chances to get a +2. On the other side, after the continental tournament, even Pastore could get a +1. which is your advice?
  10. Re: The Race to reach 90 - Edition #3 not sure if someone named him already but being an Athletic Club's supporter, I say Inaki Williams (78)
  11. Re: PL U21: Zelalem, Akpom, Solanke, Wilson, Yesil, Ojo, Sinclair thanks for your advices, signed Ojo from the free tranfers for the moment
  12. Re: Athletic Club de Bilbao Thanks for your message, it's a spanish league Honestly I'm not happy with my results so I've changed my tactics again in a 4-3-3 wings with this starting XI: Ruffier (89) Azpilikueta (91) Javi Martinez (92) Laporte (89) Natxo Monreal (89) Raul Garcia (90) Xabi Alonso (95) Ander Herrera (90) Muniain (90) Llorente (91) Griezmann (91)
  13. Who would you buy? and who will get a +something sooner? Feel free to suggest other must buy in the U21 PL Thanks
  14. Since I have a big interest in basque football and in Athletic Club in particular, I had the idea to open a thread about basque players raisers. here's the list Surname Name - Role - Team - Age - Current value - Potential raise Oier Olanzabal - GK - Granada - 25 - 83 - 85 Arrizabalaga Kepa - GK - Athletic Club - 20 - 80 - 82 (COMPLETED 82) Remiro Alex - GK - Athletic Club - 20 - 75 - 77 (COMPLETED 77) Boveda Eneko - RB - Eibar - 26 - 83 - 84 (COMPLETED 85) Etxeita Xabier - CD - Athletic Club - 27 - 85 - 87 (COMPLETED 86) San José Mikel - CB/DM - Athletic Club - 25 - 88 - 89 Garcia David - CB - Osasuna - 21 - 75 - 78 Berchiche Yuri - LB - Real Sociedad - 25 - 83 - 85 (COMPLETED 85) De Marcos Oscar - RB/RM/CM/LM - 25 - 88 - 89 Merino Mikel - CM - 18 - 80 - 82 Seguin Aitor - LOM - Athletic Club - 19 - 75 - 78 Williams Inaki - ROM/LOM/CF - Athletic Club - 20 - 78 - 83 (COMPLETED 85) Fernandez Guillermo - CF - Athletic Club - 21 - 82 - 83 Santamaria Gorka - CF - Athletic Club - 19 - 76 - 78 (COMPLETED 78)
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