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  1. Re: EVANS or CHYGRYNSKIY? Very sorry if my words were too strong. But what about your own attitude? You were the one who called people naive first. And you were the one who thought your view was more matured and spoke as if only you had watched the games' date=' only you knew them well. From what I've seen, Puyol is fast and Chygrynskiy is not fast. That's my view. Actually many people hold the same view as I do (I also spent a lot of time on Barca fans' forums), that's why I was a bit surprised to see you were so sure that Chygrynskiy runs as fast as him. You can say this view is subjective. But I strongly disagree with your view that compared to Chygrynskiy "[b']Puyol is no ways better than him[/b]"(what an absolute phrase!). If you think Chygrynskiy is better than Puyol in ANY ASPECT, I think this is also something you should call "naive". You can definitely keep your view. But please do not speak in a teaching tone.
  2. Re: EVANS or CHYGRYNSKIY? Naive? True that no single player is irreplaceable' date=' but the word here focuses on the player's importance to the team not its original meaning. I doubt you fully understand the importance of Puyol. When Xavi is praised as the "irreplaceable" player in Barca, he simply said,"I'm not irreplaceable, but Puyol is." Really? Are you joking? Are you sure you have followed Barca's match for years? Puyol is as slow as Chygrynskiy? I don't think I want to explain any more...
  3. Re: EVANS or CHYGRYNSKIY? Puyol is irreplaceable in Barca. Chygrynskiy will not replace him in foreseeable future. And Puyol+Pique is obviously better than Pique+Chygrynskiy from the games played so far.
  4. Re: EVANS or CHYGRYNSKIY? I'd also suggest you to keep Evans. Chygrynskiy's future at Barca is still not very clear. I don't think he is a suitable partner of Pique. They are both slow. Puyol will play for Barca for at least a few more years. I don't think Chygrynskiy will overtake Puyol or Pique as 2nd or even 1st choice CB any time soon. And don't forget Marquez and Milito will also compete for CB position. He's definitely a good defender, solid, skillful and has excellent long passes. But I doubt he will be world's top class defender soon. I believe Evans has better chance at Man Utd and in terms of SM, Evans may rise faster in the future.
  5. Re: should i do this deal? Marquez is not playing up to expectation after his injury, there's high possibility that he will drop by 1. Maxwell is OK so far, but obviously Abidal is better than him and will remain as the first choice LB. So I guess Maxwell will just keep his 92 (Abidal will probably keep his 93). Evra has slight chance to rise although he'll probably stay. He's better than the two you are getting. This deal is not very good actually. Unless you have no other 92+ CB, I don't see why you should do it.
  6. Re: Spanish Ratings Very sorry for that, I had already changed it. Oh man, you replied too fast!
  7. Re: Spanish Ratings Personally I doubt Albiol has much chance to rise. A rise to 93 will put him among the best young defenders of all. I'm not saying that he's not good. His performance is excellent, but what about Pique? With his amazing form so far, Pique will at most get a +2 to 92 if SM is lenient. If Albiol does rise to 93, that means you are saying he's clearly better than Pique. I believe many people may not agree.
  8. Re: Dani Alves or Maicon Both will have no change in their ratings, almost for sure. Maicon is the better choice currently. But Alves is also very good.
  9. Re: huntlarr rossi If you're getting Rossi. Definitely do it! Huntelaar is doing terribly in a disappointing Milan. He will probably go down to 91 if he continue his goalless form as a striker. Rossi and Villareal are not doing well either. But I think his rating is safe considering his International performance. Both will have the same rating soon in my opinion. But Rossi is much younger and plays for a arguably better national team in world cup next year. Rossi definitely has more potential and it will be a good deal if you can use Huntelaar to get him.
  10. Re: ronn's La Liga, Premier League and Serie A 09/10 But he plays well, and not retiring. Like Valdez, he's another reason why Valencia and Barca ended up with a goalless draw.
  11. Re: Best players in SM? David Villa, consistently well for both my Barca and Shakhtar in the last two seasons. Average points were never below 8.20, Goal ratio was at most 1.7~1.8 and he gives most assists every season (e.g. My Barca's Villa so far has contributed 12 goals+15 assists in 15 appearances)!!! I can't believe the fact that he constantly outshone Messi and Eto'o in my Barca.
  12. Re: Abidal and Maxwell Neither of them can rise. Abidal may even drop to 92. So it's OK if you want to sell them for better players. Just go ahead. If you want to get new LB, try Chiellini, Cole, Evra and Lahm If not, play a 3-defender formation without LB.
  13. Re: ronn's La Liga, Premier League and Serie A 09/10 Where's Cesar Sanchez from Valencia? He's playing well. I think he's able to keep his rating.
  14. Re: Valencia Player Analysis Very nice predictions Ben! By the way, do you think Cesar Sanchez may have a chance to keep Moya on the bench if he can carry on his good form now? I watched the match Valencia Vs Barca. Albelda seemed to be good enough at 91 level. Are you sure he's a certain dropper to 90? I have him as my 1st choice DM in my Hamburger, and can't get any other good DM now. I hope he may still have some chances to stay. Is it possible if Valencia can continue the current form? Thanks!
  15. Re: ronn's La Liga, Premier League and Seria A 09/10
  16. Re: Official La Liga Ratings 09/10 True that he isn't the fastest. But he has the essential speed. Whether they are compatible or not, still requires time to tell. But I just feel that Chygrynskiy's style is somewhat similar to Pique's, so it's not a very good idea to play them together. Also, even if Chygrynskiy is not very suitable to partner Pique, he's still worth the price. For Barca, the starting CBs always rotate between several players and this gives every defender a lot of chances to play without playing them as fixed pairs. That's why Barca have so many CBs and all of them can have the chance to play if they are fit and good enough for the team. Chygrynskiy will still be a great defender though. You can't judge the deal just based on whether he's the true partner of Pique because Barca was looking for a talented tall young defender who can play for a long time but not just a player who can partner Pique in the first place.
  17. Re: My Barca team I'd go with 3-5-2. By the way, you have too many good strikers... That's more than enough.... I'll suggest you to use one of them (probably Henry) to get a world class winger.
  18. Re: 5 mil+ yaya toure+ merida = Lass diarra Personally I wouldn't do the deal, unless you really like Diarra a lot. Yaya Toure is now already 92. Diarra may rise to 92 this time, this will put him on par with Toure. For short term, it's not a very tempting deal. But for the long run, we still need time to see. Actually in my opinion Toure is one of the few brilliant defensive mids who are both tough and skillful in Europe. He has the potential to achieve even better despite he faces competition in Barca. If he can cement his position as the regular DM, it won't be a surprise that he can rise to 93+ eventually, though he's now still rotated with Busquets and sometimes with Keita (I personally think Toure is much better than the other two at the DM position). But at least for now, Toure is a very safe 92.
  19. Re: Official La Liga Ratings 09/10 Puyol has been converted into a all-rounder defender who can play anywhere at the back. Barca need him as he is not only the leader but as well as an important defender who has speed which Pique and Chygrynskiy lack. IMO, it's now quite obvious that Pique will be the 1st choice soon, not Chygrynskiy. For this season, Pique and Puyol will still be the most played centre backs. Chygrynskiy also will be playing a lot in the league, but unfortunately he cannot play CL. Marquez has just recovered and Milito is going back to the field soon. So the competition for CB is intense. Chygrynskiy is good though. His long passes are great, his defense skills are versatile, and he's tall who can prevent headers. However, his lack of speed and agility may not make him an ideal partner of Pique, so we still need time to see whether he will be Pique's regular partner in the future seasons.
  20. Re: Official La Liga Ratings 09/10 It's very hard for him to get a rise. He was the best goal keeper last season in La Liga with a treble winning team, yet he didn't rise to 92. His lack of international football means he is unlikely to hit 92+. Also his lack of consistency in some games make him often the subject of media's criticism. If he and Barca can replicate what they had achieved last season, he might get a small rise to 92, but the chance seems to be slim so far.
  21. Re: Busquets He won't be 90 this time around. A rise to 89 is more likely. He's shown a few inconsistencies in his performances recently and those mistakes he made (including the one resulting in Barca conceding a 2nd goal against A. Madrid) require time for him to correct and improve. He's playing style is not tough enough for him to be a defensively good DM yet but his passes are great as a CM. Also he won't be a regular starter soon as Toure and Keita should be ahead of him. He may get more starting minutes when Africa Cup starts next January;)
  22. Re: Cup Tactics Page It might be a good idea but sorry that personally I do not really like this idea. Here is just a bit of my personal opinion. Some managers may not use the exactly same team in the league only and anothe team in the cup only. And they may prefer to change their tactics and players according to their opponents in the league or cup as well (i.e. 1st/2nd teams may play in both league or cup). So for these managers (including me), having a cup tactics page doesn't bring any convenience as we will still set our tactics according to our opponents, not the competition our teams are playing in. I prefer another good idea raised by other people earlier, i.e. an improved tactics page which allows managers to set next 3 (or more) fixtures in advance. It will be better for some managers like me as we prefer to set our tactics specifically against our opponents' sometimes.
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