This is the official Serie A ratings, they will be updated every week. Please leave your opinions. And at the end of every team, i will write on indivudal players. It might take me a while to compleate this Thred
Blue =May Rise
Black = Stay
Orange = May Drop
Red = Drop
Serie A Table
Green = UEFA Champions League
Light Green = UEFA Champions League Qualifiers
Blue = UEFA Europa League
Red = Relegation
Player Stats Key
GS: Games Started, SB: Used as Substitute, G: Goals, A: Assists, SV Saves, GC: Goals conceded
Antonio Di Natale 9
Francesco Totti 6
Alberto Diego Milito 5
Marek Hamsik 5
Sergio Pellissier 4
Giampaolo Pazzini 4
Francesco Totti 4
Antonio Cassano 4
Mauro German Camoranesi 3
Samuel Eto'o 2
David Pizarro 2
Red = Red Card
Yellow = Yellow Card
Daniele Conti 6 0
Thomas Manfredini 5 0
Aleksandar Kolarov 3 1
Gennaro Delvecchio 3 1
Davide Astori 4 0
Re: The Coca-Cola Championship 2009/10 Season
Coventry City F.C.
Last Season: 17th
The Sky Blues endured an up-and-down campaign which ended poorly as they went on a winless run of eight games to end the season. Despite being safe from the drop, City fans will be sure to be unhappy by the poor run of results that brought an end to the term. One major positive point from the 2008/09 season, however, was the acquisition of Keiran Westwood, an Irish goalkeeper from Carlisle. Westwood already had a decent reputaion from his time in League One, but that soared after his move to Coventry as he established himself as one of the top ‘keepers outside of the top flight. On the flip-side though, start summer signings, Clinton Morrison and Freddie Eastwood endured hit-and-miss seasons. Eastwood never found his shooting boots all term, while Clinton’s 12 goals helped the cause tremendously. Goals came at a premium, however, as Coventry boasted one of the worst goalscoring records in the league. A good FA Cup run to the Quarter-Finals where they suffered defeat to eventual champions, Chelsea, will have pleased the fans and bank balance. However, in general, City fans will definitely feel that there is room for improvement for a side they may feel should be competing at the upper echelons of the division.
Manager: Chris Coleman
Young Welsh manager, Chris Coleman was soon to realise that Championship football is tough to acclimatise to in his first season in charge at the Midlands club. After a playing career that spanned almost 500 games, Coleman was thrusted into the managerial limelight after the departure of Jean Tigana in April 2003. The ex-Wales international steered the club away from relegation in a caretaker-role, and was appointed in a permanent position in the summer. As a young manager, Coleman did well to keep Fulham in the league for several seasons, despite the loss of key individuals including Edwin Van Der Sar, Steed Malbranque and Louis Saha. But, when the club went on a particularly poor run, late into the 2006/07 season, Mohammad Al Fayed informed Coleman that his services were no longer required. Coleman then made a shock switch to Spanish Segunda side Real Sociedad, where he led the club to 5th spot in the table up until January, when re resigned due to newly-elected President, Inaki Badiola’s involvement at the club. Just a month later, Coventry’s chairman, Ray Ranson, moved to appoint Coleman as manager folowing the dismissal of Iain Dowie. Coleman has slowly but surely steadied the ship at the fallen Premier League giants, but he will be expected to push on this season and move the side further up the table.
Captain: Stephen Wright
Wright has recently been appointed the new captain of Coventry City following the departure of fellow defender Scott Dann to Premier League newcomers, Birmingham City. Of the appointment, manager Chris Coleman had this to say:
Rather a veteran today, Wright began his career at his hometown club, Liverpool, although he appeared on just 14 occasions for the EPL giants in his five years with the club. Sunderland came in and rescued his career and Wright was part of the club that suffered relegation from the top division with a then record-low 19 points, although he also helped the side to win promotion back to the Premiership two years later. However, a series of injuries ruined the remainder of his Sudnerland career and he sought a move elsewhere following his release. Coventry picked him up in the summer of 2008 and he made 22 starts for the club last season.
Key Player: Keiran Westwood
As touched upon earlier, Keiran Westwood was one of the revelations of, not only Coventry City’s season, but the Championship season, last term. The Manchester-born stopper began his career at hometown club Manchester City, although he was released early into his career with him being well down the pecking order. He went on to join Carlisle United, where he was again restricted to first team opportunites with him standing behind Matt Glennon for the number one jersey. However, following Glennon’s departure and new signing, Anthony Williams’ poor form, Westwood was finally given his chance. He started 35 league games as Carlisle marched towards the League Two title, and he kept the position as Carlisle reached the League One Play-Off semi-finals, where they lost to Leeds United. These sterling performances earned Westwood a place in the League One PFA Team Of The Season, and a rumoured initial fee of £500,000 transfer to Coventry, where he continued to win over more pundits. Westwood enjoyed another successful season and was again awarded a place in the PFA Team Of The Season for the Championship. He has been the subject of rumoured £4m bids from various EPL sides and he has recently made his debut for the Republic of Ireland (who he qualifies for through his grandmother) in a friendly against Nigeria.
Rising Star: Aron Gunnarson
Highly-rated youngster Aron Gunnarson joined Coventry last summer after failing to force his way into the AZ Alkmaar setup. However, the move has done wonders for his career as he has become one of the top talents currently plying their trade in the Championship. The move has also cemented Gunnarson’s place in the Iceland national team, and he already has 11 caps to his name by the age of 20. Last season, he was a regular in the Sky Blues midfield and picked up two club Player of the Season Awards at the end of the campaign. He made 45 starts in total, scoring twice, including a memorable, long-range volley in an FA Cup game against Blackburn. Top clubs are already keeping an eye on the talented Icelander, but manager Chris Coleman will be keen to keep one of the best talents that Coventry have had in years.
Big Addition: Michael McIndoe
Big Loss: Scott Dann
Scott Dann’s multi-million pound transfer to Birmingham will prove a big loss to the Sky Blues backline, although it will mark a large profit for a player who spent just one full season at the Ricoh Arena. Dann started his career at Walsall and was part of the side that won promotion to League One as champions. Dann won a lot of plaudits for his effort in this campaign and Walsall rewarded him with a contract extension to ward off interest from other clubs. However, as Dann continued to impress for the Saddlers, an inevitable move in January 2008 materailised as Coventry picked the centre-back up for an undisclosed fee. Dann helped the side avoid relegation and was appointed the side’s captain for the following season at the tender age of 21. He also made his debut for the England Under-21’s in this time as his career really began to flourish. As captain last season, he made 34 appearances in all competitions and did enough to convince Birmingham boss Alex McCleish to splash out a reported £3.5m on the player, which the chance to rise to £4m with performance based add-ons.
Transfers in: Michael McIndoe (Bristol City - Undisclosed), Sammy Clingan (Norwich - Undisclosed), Patrick Van Aanholt (Chelsea - Four-Month Loan)
Transfers out: Danny Fox (Celtic - Undisclosed), Scott Dann (Birmingham City - Undisclosed), Robbie Simpson (Huddersfield – Undisclosed), Sean Fraser (Falkirk – Free), Andy Marshall (Aston Villa - Free), Leon McKenzie (Charlton - Free), Donovan Simmonds (Floriana - Free), Kevin Thornton (Mutual Termination), Michael Doyle (Leeds - Season-Long Loan), Michael Mifsud, Guillaume Beuzelin, Bradley Jones, Chris Hollist (All Released)
2009/10 Prediction: Bottom Half, But Safe
On paper, Coventry have themselves a very good looking first team. They have, arguably, one of the best looking midfields in the league, they have a prolific forward in Clinton Morrison and the greatest goalkeeper outside the top flight. However, dig a little deeper, and there is little depth to the squad and they shall need a few of their promising youngsters to step up to the plate when injuries set in. I also have worries about their defence after the big losses of Scott Dann and Danny Fox and, while they will be a test for all top sides with a full strength team, I fear that they will get lost in the shuffle and mid-table may be the best they can hope for. Nevertheless, this is not necessarily a bad thing as Chris Coleman needs time to build a suitably strong enough squad before challenging for promotion.
Current Position/Record: 17. P16 W4 D5 L7 GS18 GC25 GD-7 P17
09/08/09 – Ipswich Town (H) - W 2-1
15/08/09 – Barnsley (A) - W 0-3
18/08/09 – Doncaster Rovers (A) - D 0-0
22/08/09 – Swansea City (H) - L 0-1
29/08/09 – Blackpool(A) - L 3-0
12/09/09 – Bristol City (H) - D 1-1
15/09/09 – Sheffield United (H) - W 3-2
19/09/09 – Preston North End (A) - L 3-2
26/09/09 – Middlesbrough (H) - D 2-2
29/09/09 – Watford (A) - W 2-3
03/10/09 – Leicester City (H) - D 1-1
17/10/09 – Sheffield Wednesday (A) - L 2-0
20/10/09 – Cardiff City (A) - L 2-0
24/10/09 – West Bromich Albion (H) - D 0-0
31/10/09 – Reading (H) - L 1-3
06/11/09 – Derby County (A) - L 2-1
21/11/09 – Crystal Palace (H) - D 1-1
28/11/09 – Queens Park Rangers (A)
05/12/09 – Shorpe United (A)
08/12/09 – Newcastle United (H)
12/12/09 – Peterborough United (H)
19/12/09 – Plymouth Argyle (A)
26/12/09 – Doncaster Rovers (H)
28/12/09 – Nottingham Forest (A)
09/01/10 – Barnsley (H)
16/01/10 – Ipswich Town (A)
26/01/10 – Swansea City (A)
30/01/10 – Blackpool (H)
06/02/10 – Bristol City (A)
09/02/10 – Nottingham Forest (H)
13/02/10 – Queens Park Rangers (H)
17/02/10 – Newcastle United (A)
20/02/10 – Crystal Palace (A)
27/02/10 – Shorpe United (H)
06/03/10 – Peterborough United (A)
13/03/10 – Plymouth Argyle (H)
16/03/10 – Cardiff City (H)
20/03/10 – Leicester City (A)
23/03/10 – West Bromich Albion (A)
27/03/10 – Sheffield Wednesday (H)
03/04/10 – Derby County (H)
05/04/10 – Reading (A)
10/04/10 – Sheffield United (A)
17/04/10 – Preston North End (H)
24/04/10 – Middlesbrough (A)
02/05/10 – Watford (H)
Enter at 3rd Round stage.
12/08/09 - Hartlepool United (H) - L 0-1 AET
--> Exit at 1st Round stage.
1. Kieran Westwood
Sub Apps: 0
Total Mins: 1270
Goals Conceded: 21
Clean Sheets: 2
Sub Apps: 0
Goals Conceded: 0
Clean Sheets: 0
2. Stephen Wright
Full name: Masilo Michael Modubi
Date of birth: April 22, 1985 (1985-04-22) (age 23)
Place of birth: Polokwane, South Africa
Height: 1.76 m (5 ft 9+1⁄2 in)
Playing position: Defensive Midfielder
Current club: KVC Westerlo (on loan from Chelsea)
Michael Modubi is a defensive midfielder currently playing for KVC Westerlo who are sitting 5th in the Jupiler league. The South African has started 19 out of the 21 games they have played this season totaling 1677 minutes which is more than everyone else bar one in the team. Since coming to Westerlo on loan from Chelsea in 2002 he has successfully broke into the 1st team in a midfield containing players rated as high as 84. In my opinion he deserves at least an 83 this time around but could progress even further as his contract expires this year and he will be returning to Chelsea at the end of the season.
Hi, I’ve not done a major rating prediction yet so I thought I’d give the Belgium Jupiler League a go. I've used a similar format to Philippe Nguyen's French ratings thread. Rather than retype league tables I’ve used images taken from a well known website to all you scouts!! My ratings predictions are based on the stats from the same site.
The Belgium ratings review is in section five of the main schedule, today (7th Feb) we are in section two.
The Jupiler League currently has 18 teams, but is changing to a 16 from next season. The bottom 2 teams will be relegated with 15th and 16th placed teams entering a play off with the 2nd and 3rd from the 2nd division for one place in the Jupiler League 2009/2010 season, the other place will be taken by the champions of division two.
The Jupiler League is currently ranked 13th in UEFA’s Coefficient ranking table, dropping a place from last season due to the Turkish Super Lig rising from 14th to 11th.
The highest SM ranking in the Jupiler league is 89, there are 3 players with this rating.
Last season the following teams qualified for this seasons European competitions:-
Standard Liege (Failed to qualify for Champions League group stages, finished top of UEFA Cup group C, due to play Braga in last 32)
Anderlecht (Failed to get past Champions League 2nd qualifying round)
Club Brugge (Knocked out of UEFA group stage, 0 wins, 3 draws, 1 loss)
Germinal Beerschot (Knocked out of Intertoto cup)
Gent (Knocked out of UEFA cup in 2nd qualifying round)
2. League Table
Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread...
hmm... I reckon whoever is getting Messi is getting the better deal. He's got 6 goals in 10 games this season which IMO is a decent record. It depends on fi you need an AM or an F but tbh they are very similar, playing off the main forward and supplying the striker if not playing the striker role. So if you're getting Messi take it, if you're selling him don't take it.
Re: Samuel Eto'o for Ruud Van Nistelrooy
i would keep eto'o hes been on good form in pre-season and even though barca had a poor start to the new league he looks to be their main striker.Ahead of Bojan and Henry.
Re: The pazzini dilemma
Miralem Sulejmani could be a good signing for you mate;) he's aged 19 and rated 88 and has just signed a 5 year deal with Ajax. He has a lot of potential and would be a good signing if you could get him. Hope this helps.
Re: Bruno Alves for Stankovic?
i would reject too. if were rumors in pre-season talking about a possible quit of Stankovic of Inter this can evidence that he will not be surely an unquestionable holder of Inter. Also because Mancini arrived and probably Quaresma in end of month. Bruno Alves is a great defender, 3rd choice of Portugal national team behind Ricardo Carvalho and Pepe.. holder in Porto team, 3 consecutive times champion in Portugal.. so he will not decrease. Have some doubts he will increase too. Knowing your team i would reject also because you need more defenders, CB in this case, than people to midfield.
Re: Bruno Alves for Stankovic?
I would reject the deal, i dont see Stankovic playing a big role for Inter this season and consider him to be a slowly dereasing player, whereas Alves is at a good age and should be able to maintain his rating playing for top side in Portugal.
Mark my words, this lad will be amazing.
Heres a video from a recent reserve game against West Ham (note; he was the youngest player on the pitch) as he just got promoted to the reserves.
He's English,16 and has huge potential, he is a very new raw talent so i can't give much info on him yet.