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  1. Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread Weidenfeller Completes QPR Switch German goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller has joined Division 3 strugglers Queens Park Rangers from Borussia Dortmund. The 29-year-old shot-stopper, known for his agility and reflexes, arrived in a cash-plus-player deal that saw veteran QPR 'keeper Dimitar Ivankov move in the opposite direction. Weidenfeller has penned a 2-year deal with the English side, and will be expected to play a major role in QPR's quest for survival in the league this season. Meanwhile, the club have also confirmed the signing o
  2. Re: How to beat cross city rivals man-city I've been annihilated in the past when I've used a 4-2-3-1 to counter a 4-1-3-2, so how about using the latter formation, with Lass Diarra as the DM and Giggs, Sneijder & Fletcher making up the attacking midfield trio? Along with it, I'd use a very attacking mentality (fighting fire with more fire ), direct passing, through the middle, hard tackling, fast tempo, pressing all over, targetman (Rooney). Your opponent not using tight marking in this case and deploying the offside trap is bound to end in disaster for him, as far as conceding goals is
  3. Re: Players: Should I buy, sell or keep? Tinga's injured and out of favour at Dortmund in any case, so sell him ASAP. Don't know about the others.
  4. Re: Worst/Best Football Awards EDIT - Wrote this before reading Killaroo and Philippe Nguyen's posts, so kindly excuse certain similarities. * Worst Decision This Year Benching Arshavin for the FA Cup semi against Chelsea. Hardly surprising that Arsenal crashed out. *Worst Football Club Owner/s Liverpool's American duo may be a popular choice, so I'm going for AZ's Dirk Scheringa who thought Ronald Koeman was the best manager to provide sustained success for the newly-crowned Dutch champions. * Best Football Club Owner/s Villa's Randy Lerner. Always in the background, never interfering wi
  5. Re: Serie A - Analysis and Ratings Pazz/Daragh/Spam, any idea what will happen to the rating of Catania's Morimoto?
  6. Re: Profound and Touching Quotes Thread Tuco : "When you have to shoot, shoot; don't talk."
  7. Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread THE TATTLETALE SM's No: 1 Tabloid Empty Coffers Leave Velarone Fuming; GozGozzy Given Armed Protection New QPR manager Alessandro Velarone was left seething with fury after the Board revealed its helplessness in providing significant transfer funds. Co-owners Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone blamed "excessive spending" by the Italian's predecessor Dai Winston for taking the club to near-bankruptcy, although The Tattletale speculates that the siphoning of money for covering expenses related to the numerous orgies organized by th
  8. Re: Official Red Devils thread Wrong. Gooners will cast their minds back to early 2006; in particular' date=' the FA Cup game against Bolton, where Arsenal's [i']only[/i] available defender was Sol Campbell. Wenger had to hand out debuts to two youth-team players named Johan Djourou and Kerrea Gilbert, and employ a backup CM at LB.
  9. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread You'll roll me over like a rug. The previous manager took real good care of the team...
  10. Re: For A Few Points More : An Idea For Beating Unmanaged Teams
  11. Re: Forumer's World Cup, Qualifiers, Group 5. Skin-of-the-teeth stuff. Well done, Fitzy & Tom.
  12. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Same here. With the state of things at QPR' date=' that's gonna be a tall order in itself, but we'll see. Oh, and [b']Romano[/b], welcome to the Family.
  13. Re: Arsenal Gossip Very happy with the result, shame about Cesc. But this is great; Chelsea beware. Now can Hull City do us a favour and derail Man U?
  14. Re: English Championship 106 - Transfer/Gossip thread Velarone Takes Over As QPR Boss Enigmatic Italian Alessandro Velarone has been named as the new manager of struggling 3rd Division side Queens Park Rangers. The 40-year-old has been entrusted with the task of rebuilding a faltering side and leading it to heady heights by co-owner Bernie Ecclestone. Velarone's appointment has come as a surprise to many, given his relative lack of experience in club management, and his family's supposed ties with the Cosa Nostra has led to rumour-mongering that the former Palermo assistant manager only
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  16. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Cash? Not much. I'll have an in-depth look at the squad tomorrow, then. Can already see some work on it will be needed.
  17. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Thanks for the hearty welcome & kind words, fellas. @Romano - Keep the faith. You'll get in soon, I'm sure. @Fitzy - So it seems. @James - Thanks for the offer; I may need to partake it. Will be in touch soon. Just had a cursory look at the squad, and I notice the presence of Dean Ashton. Can't T/L him, so what happens now that the season's nearly over? Do I get some monetary compensation?
  18. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Now that was nerve-wracking, but... I'm finally in, as QPR boss. Hello, guys. This is one rare occasion when I'm glad I am an insomniac (it's 4:30 am here). When I saw JC's post,...
  19. Re: For A Few Points More : An Idea For Beating Unmanaged Teams Assuming your opponent hasn't played any other matches since the two of you faced off' date=' you can access his tactics from that game by going to his club page and clicking on his 'last fixture' link, available on the left-hand of the page (along with 'transfers', 'competitions', etc.). Well, that confirms it. The trap isn't effective unless all your defenders are rated higher than him.
  20. Re: For A Few Points More : An Idea For Beating Unmanaged Teams
  21. Re: The Captain's Daily Caption "Cesc holsters his pistol as Ledley King & Spurs get a taste of things to come."
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