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  1. Not ideal news if you have Silva Brenner of Sao Paulo and were hoping he would get a move to Europe soon. The MLS is certainly continuing to raise its profile. https://cincinnatisoccertalk.com/2021/02/04/fc-cincinnati-set-to-acquire-brazilian-forward-brenner-as-new-designated-player/
  2. Tim Vickery is a massive fan of Cuesta and I massively respect his judgment on all things South American. Do you think we're likely to see Cuesta move to the big 5 soon?
  3. https://m.soundcloud.com/world-football-index/moises-caicedo-scout-report-independiente-del-valle-ecuador This podcast breaks down Caicedo, if anyone is interested.
  4. Yeah, I get that. I just don't think it matters who you play for if you haven't kicked a ball for them. Another random SM decision!
  5. Seven Botman got a +3. His last review was on 29 March and he hasn't played since then!! Huh? I'm not complaining as I have him, but still - what's up with that?
  6. I was hoping Ukraine and Russia would be next as they are well overdue. Still, whoever they do, I hope the reviews will be done at a quicker pace than Brazil and Argentina! Sorry if that makes me sound like a grumpy old man πŸ˜‚
  7. Surely they'll cover Marquinhos and rise him from 70.... right? 😬 I vaguely remember them missing out most Norwich players a few English reviews ago, but they went back and reviewed them. If SM forgets a team, they're normally good at making up for it. Hopefully the same happens here too.
  8. Also, it would be difficult for the guys on the podcast to capture all the prospects from across the continent. They picked out one or two players from different countries, which means they won't have time to mention everyone, which is why Veron etc were missed.
  9. They did a whole episode on Pellistri a few weeks back. One on Ivan Franco too. You might want to check those out. When is your first podcast on Belgian football dropping? I'd tune in for that! 😊
  10. Hello Just thought I'd mention there was a World Football Index podcast a few days ago (questions from listeners part 2) where they discussed quite a few young South American prospects (some raw prospects, not just the obvious ones like Almada etc). Definitely worth a listen for anyone looking to do a bit more research and have something good to listen to as well.
  11. Hi folks, I've had a look through the Eredivisie to look at some of the best risers in the league. This is based on pure stats (mostly a sense-check of whether someone is young and getting regular game time) so if someone with more knowledge of the league wants to come in and correct me on anything, please feel free to do so. I'm doing this on my phone so my apologies for the poor formatting πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚ Evert Lindhorst - M C - 73 - VVV-Venlo Amadou Ciss - M,AM,F C - 73 - Fortuna Sittard Mats Knoester - D C - 70 - Heracles Sven Botman - D C - 73 - Ajax (on loan at Heerenveen) Maarten Paes - GK - 70 - Utrecht Played 18 league games this season so far - great riser Lutsharel Geertruida - D RC - 73 - Feyenoord Mike Ndayashimiye - AM RL, F RLC - 70 - NEC Nijmegen (on loan at Willem II) Vangelis Pavlidis - AM RLC - 80 - Willem II Owen Wijndal - D LC, DM M L - 78 - AZ Alkmaar Lennart Czyborra - D,DM,M L - 73 - Atalanta (just bought from Heracles but I've included him anyway as he looks a good riser, and may be included in the review anyway) Mats KΓΆhlert - D,DM,M L, AM RL - 73 -. Willem II Luis Sinisterra - AM F RLC - 80 - Feyenoord Dani de Wit - M C, AM RLC - 78 - AZ Alkmaar Calvin Stengs - AM RLC, F RL - 85 - AZ Alkmaar Myron Boadu - AM RL, F RLC - 83 - AZ Alkmaar Teun Koopmeiners - D,DM,M C - 85 - AZ Alkmaar Che Nunnely - AM F RL - 76 - Willem II Max Clark - D,DM,M L - 78 - Vitesse A bit older than who I normally scout, but he's lowly rated, is getting a regular game and Liverpool are supposedly keeping tabs on him. Worth a punt. Armando Obispo - D, DM C - 78 - PSV (on loan at Vitesse Orestis Kiomourtzoglou - DM,M,AM C - 78 - Heracles Ibrahim Dresevic - D C - 80 - Heerenveen Mohammed Ihattaren - AM RLC, F RL - 82 - PSV (got a rise in September but will rise again) Joey Veerman - D,DM,M C - 76 - Heerenveen Joel Asoro - F RLC - 78 - Swansea (on loan at Groningen) Azor Matusiwa - D R,DM,M RC -. 76 - Groningen Crysensio Summerville - AM F RL - 70 - Feyenoord (on loan at Den Haag) Michal Sadilek - M AM C - 76 - PSV Cody Gakpo - AM RL, F RLC - 78 - PSV Sergino Dest - D,DM,M RL - 82 - Ajax (just got a rise in Dec so unlikely to rise again - may get a minimal rise. Not someone to buy for short-term profit but good for longer term) Lisandro Martinez - D LC,DM C - 85 - Ajax Perr Schuurs - D,DM C - 80 -: Ajax
  12. According to Flash Score, Adrian Lozano has only played 8 league games this season and 1 last season. 76 feels about right. Is he any relation to Chucky Lozano?
  13. Merino looks like a slightly better long term prospect, and he should rise to 87 next review. I don't know much about Jordan, but my very unscientific research (searching comments about him on Twitter) suggests he's highly thought of. However, as he's younger and they'll probably both be 87 in a few weeks time, I'd go Merino.
  14. It's worth bearing in mind Defoe is only backup to Alfredo Morelos so I wouldn't say he's totally safe. That said, his scoring record is good so far.
  15. Tadic +10 for that assist.... absolute filth.
  16. I'm kinda surprised Erick Gutierrez didn't get a ratings increase from 86. That's just me going by the statistics - maybe someone with Eredivisie viewing experience can confirm how well he's been playing?
  17. I'd sell van de Beek. The rest, it's too close to call for me. Depending on your defenders, I'd be tempted to play de Jong at centre half to try and keep everyone happy.
  18. With Argentina coming up for review, there are a couple of players there I expect to have their rating increased to about 85. Alan Franco Fabrizio Bustos Matias Zaracho Also Matias Vargas of Velez Sarsfield (85) seems to be highly rated. Nahitan Nandez (86) should increase too.
  19. With the Mexico review underway, here's a couple of youngsters I fancy for decent risers. Feel free to add names or disagree - my findings are purely stat-based, I don't watch Mexican football: Roberto Alvarado of Cruz Azul (80) - playing for the NT and getting plenty of game time. Erick Aguirre of Pachuca (83) - only likely to get about a +2 but seems to be getting a bit of a reputation Jorge Sanchez of Club America (82) - getting plenty of game time and at 20, seems one for the future Sebastian Ferreira of Monarcas Morelia (76) - good scoring record, but may be too soon to get a huge increase. Still, his record in Paraguay (13 in 19) may make his rise a bit bigger. I'd expect a solid +4 or +6 depending on SM's generosity. Edson Alvarez of Club America (82) - a regular with quite a few NT caps already, including game time (and erm, an own goal) at the World Cup. Jesus Angulo of Santos Laguna (73) - he's 20, he's very lowly rated and he's done well enough to get 3 full NT caps already. Tick, tick, tick!
  20. Does anyone have any thoughts on what's likely to be the next league to be reviewed? Will they do Brazil before the big 5? Or just a few more weeks of reviewing some players from lower-ranked leagues/countries at random?
  21. Balbuena, I think. Depends on the strength of your overall squad and what youth players you have that are coming through. Balbuena stands a decent chance of going to 88 (played every minute for West Ham). Soumaoro & Lala (based on stats, not knowledge) look to me like a stick-on for going to 86. Balbuena could feasibly hit 89 if he keeps getting game time & West Ham keep their form up.
  22. Mario Hermoso from Espanyol seems to be doing well. Got linked to Real Madrid, but thankfully that didn't materialise as otherwise he'd probably be on the bench! Malang Sarr from Nice too.
  23. I would vote to keep Lanzini. Trebel is 27 and plays for Anderlecht - his rating is unlikely to go up. Lejeune is coming back from injury and is 87 - his rating probably won't increase, either. And I saw a Welsh newspaper article yesterday said 'Why former Swansea City skipper Alfie Mawson's start at Fulham really hasn't gone well". Not a good sign! I wouldn't trade Lanzini for them. Hold out for better options, if you're short in defence or anywhere else.
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