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  1. Hi guys, I was wondering what you guys think of these two players? I have them both in one of my game worlds but I've not seen nearly as much Spanish football this season as I did last. Both of their stats this season look healthy especially Negredo who has 15 goals in 23 starts this season so do you think there's a chance that they may get rating increases? Thanks in advance for any replies.

  2. Re: ronaldo targeting unfair-get off his back

    If you live by the sword then you die by the sword. The treatment that Ronaldo recieves is all his own doing. He's brought it on himself no question. Ronaldo is a wonderful player, top 3 in the world no doubt but he is also a CHEAT! I'm a great believer of karma and that you get what you give and that's exactly what Ronaldo got against Spurs. Yes Ronaldo was wrongfully booked in that instance but just think of all the times he's conned the referee into booking or sending off an opposing player or into awarding a free kick or penalty for Man Utd which wasn't one. That's karma my friend.

  3. Re: Who Gunna Win Champo League????????

    Liverpool for me. The obvious two choices are Barca and Man Utd because of the way they've both been dominating domestically but as we've seen in the past that doesn't automatically equate to European success. Barca I believe are in for a shock though. Their main form of defence is attack which somewhat flatters their defence making them look better at times than they actually are. That's what we're starting to see in Barca's case as the domestic season gets to the crucial time. They are starting to leak goals which isn't a good sign if they want to win both La Liga and the Champions League. They really will have to tighten up as they aren't going to have 65% posession of the ball in a game in the later stages of the Champions League in order to avoid conceeding goals. Man Utd are a strong possibilty but I feel their busy fixture schedule may cost them one of the trophies that they're gunning for this season, add that to the fact that the Champions League isn't retained the following season by the previous winners very often these days makes me a bit unsure if Man Utd will do it. Liverpool for me have a manager in Benitez who knows how to win in Europe as well as any other. They'll probably be boring to watch at times but now that it looks like the Premiership is out of their reach for another season it means they can channel their energy and focus into the Champions League again and they may just get the job done.

  4. Re: help on money!!!??

    It depends on your players and their ratings at the time you purchase them. Example: A player who is rated 90 or above will have a minimum wage of 42000-44000 per turn, and that's a minimum. Any player rated at 89 or below will command a maximum wage of around 22000 per turn. So in short it depends on the calibre of player you have at your club. The better the player, the higher the wage. A good tip is to buy players before they rise in rating and get them tied up on a 5 year contract. Example: Buy an 88/89 rated player who will rise to a 90+ in the near future. His wage will be anywhere from 16000-22000 per turn and he will stay on that wage even if he rises to 90 or above. Tips on players who are risers can be found in the "Player Talent Scout" section of the forum. Hope this helped.

  5. Re: Belgian ratings

    Very good post mate. Not everyone can see footage of Belgian football and this could prove to be very valuable to them, especially if they're looking to pick up a bargain from a team other than Anderlecht, Standard Leige or Club Brugge. Never saw any mention of Defour and Mbokani of Standad Liege though. Do think they could rise? Also very suprised to hear about Biglia. Everytime I've seen him play before he just oozed class and was a real standout for Anderlecht. What's happened? Is he unsettled? Does he want a move to a bigger club?

  6. Re: Players overrated for their ability!

    this is a thread all about players over the age of 22 who are overrated for their ability.

    These players are not youngsters who have been improving recently but a consistent player like drogba' date=' Rooney who play often but have a to high rating. (im not saying about Rooney and drogba are overrated)

    I will start by saying i believe MILITO, Diego is overrated and does not deserve a 93 ating, the same as adeboyar as he plays for a middle Italian team and although linked with barcelona do not believe he is as good as adeboyar and doesnt have a good qualities as the arsenal man. he is also 29 so closer to retiring then starting his career. i think 91 would be right for him.

    Please post your own opinions on players overrated by soccer manager.[/quote']

    I'm sorry but I have to disagree. Diego Milito's goalscoring record is very, very good. He is well worthy of his 93 rating and I'd argue that if Milito was at a bigger club like a Barcelona and he kept his goalscoring form then he'd easily get a 94 rating. It really shows what a striker is made of when he can continue scoring lots of goals at an average team as he's not getting as many chances in a game as some other high profile forwards at bigger clubs. To give a player like Milito a 91 rating with the way he's playing just now would be a unforgivable.

  7. Re: quick question

    Remember, the formation has to fit your player's positions. As David said don't play defensive when you're at home, especially when your teams average is higher than your opponents. I've been caught out before when I've tried to be cute and win 1-0 when at home playing defensive tactics. It might work for some people but it never has for me. If he plays 5 at the back then you defenately want to be playing at least 2 strikers. If you have good defenders you can play a 3-5-2 which should enable you to win the midfield battle with 5 to 3 in that area in your favour. If you have a weakness in your defence or you have no fullbacks that can play in the centre of the defence then I would play a flat 4-4-2, a 4-1-4-1-2 or a 4-3-1-2. As well as playing to your strengths look for a weakness in your opponent, if they have one then push on it. For example say you're strong down your left flank and your opponent has a weakness at RB then channel your attacks down the left flank and use your LM or left winger as your playmaker.

    Here's an idea for you:

    Tackling Style: Hard

    Mentality: Attacking

    Passing Style: Short/Direct (If strikers and play maker are good then direct)

    Attacking Style: Down both flanks/Through middle etc (Play to your strength and opponents weaknesses)

    Tempo: Fast

    Pressing: All over

    Play Style: Use counter attack, tight marking, play maker, target man (make sure your play maker and target man are in areas of the pitch where they can link up, ie play maker/ LM, target man/ Left sided forward etc. Also make sure you select your highest rated fwd or cf as your target man)

    Hope this helps a little:) .

  8. Re: Rossi-Podolski-Pato-Fred

    I have the funds and may be able to get one of these players. I am unsure about Fred(Lyon) and Podolski (Bayern). Yet i know Rossi(Villarreal) and Pato(milan) are doing well. I was wondering which to buy and what their raings will be in the future. Thanks.

    Also should i get RENSING' date=' Michael (Bayern Munchen) or RENAN, Brito (Internacional) or RUI PATRICIO(Pedro Sporting).[/quote']

    Go for Pato. He'll keep rising all the way to 95/96 where as Rossi in my opinon won't go past 93/94. Both are good players but Pato, for me has a slight edge. As for the goalkeepers you can't go wrong with any of them. They're all risers and they're all first choice for their clubs. If I was pushed then I would go for Rensing only because Germany have a better reputation for goalkeepers than both Brazil and Portugal.

  9. Hey guys. I currently have Garcia playing at RM for my Hamburger SV side although he's listed as a wing/fwd. I could potentially swap him for Pereira who is listed as a RM/RB. My questions are firstly would a RM/RB play better at RM than a wing/fwd, Secondly, is there a chance that Pereira's position may change to a RB/RM, and thirdly, would this be a good deal? They are both equal in value and both are rated 89. Pereira is one year younger at 24 but he plays in a weaker league than Garcia although Benfica (Pereira's club) are top of the Premeira Liga where as Betis (Garcia's club) are deep in the bottom half of La Liga. Both players are regular starters for their clubs but Pereira is a first choice for Uruguay and Garcia only gets a few sub appeariances for Spain. Have I answered my own question or is it not that easy. I would be very grateful for any opinions you may have guys.

  10. Re: Advice Please

    Are both players in your starting 11? Do you have replacements? Godin is a better CB than Wheater and he should rise to a 91 the next time the Spanish ratings are reviewed and he will rise beyond that in the future. It'd be a shame to lose Sanchez though as he really is an excellent prospect. Could you possibly swap Wheater and somebody else from your squad for Godin or Wheater and cash for Godin?

  11. Re: Question for the English

    I guess that's about the way it is nowadays' date=' I just liked that part of football where a small club had a diamond and made money from him which enabled them to keep going, today the smaller clubs are the ones who are paying the price and it's ok to support your Man Utd's and Liverpools' but I feel there is still a place for the small clubs but the way things are today, it's so much harder for them to keep their head above water. david.

    PS. I'll give you the other 2 % :)[/quote']

    Yeah there's a lot of very poor football teams about now. The thing that also goes on more and more now is when a big team wants player X all they do is unsettle him and get him to want to leave his existing club usually for less than he's worth because his existing club basically resign themselves to the fact that player X no longer wants to play for them and that they'll end up losing him for nothing if they don't sell sooner rather than later. Man Utd, Spurs and Berbatov springs to mind. Just an example of a big club bullying a smaller club or more like a HUGE club bullying a big club ;).

  12. Re: Question for the English

    I agree with 98% of this :)' date=' the only difference is that before the EPL the smaller clubs groomed the younger players and were basically breeding grounds for the big clubs. This worked well for everyone as it gave the small clubs some much needed revenue to help stay afloat while the bigger clubs reaped the benefits of picking up young talent. Today however, with the exception of a few big clubs who have their own youth policy, this is now pretty much gone as very few people are interested in a young guy playing for Crewe Alexandria when they can go into Europe and get a ready made player. David.[/quote']

    What, only 98% :). My problem is that I'm a lazy poster :D. When I think my post is becoming too long I get impatient and try to rap the post up before I've fully explained myself. The bit that I left out was that I agree that a player no longer makes a straight jump from a team like Crewe to a big club like say Liverpool because the gulf between these two teams is far greater now than it was 25-30 years ago. However what happens more these days is that a young, promising player may go from Crewe to say Sheff Utd and if he performs well there then he may move to a team like Wigan for example and so on. There are undoubtedly more steps to be taken for a young player these days before he can realise his dream of playing for a really big club. However a young player, if he's good enough will always get a chance to show what he's got at some club in England because there are so many of them. Ashley Young is a good example. He spent 5 years with Watford most of which was in the Championship. He then caught the eye when in the Premiership with Watford, moved to Aston Villa and now he's attracting interest from bigger clubs still whilst also breaking into the international team.

  13. Re: Question for the English

    The amount of foreigners in the EPL won't ever really affect the English game for the worse, if anything it makes it better because it's quality foreign players that end up in the EPL. It shows the young English players the levels that they have to get to in order to suceed. The sheer volume of football clubs that there are in England means that the vast majority of good English youngsters coming through will get their chance at one of those clubs to display their talents. This means that England should always have a strong national team because football's the number 1 sport there by a mile, England is a vastly populated country for it's size, and there are an abundance of clubs for the youngsters to try their luck at.

    On another note, a small country like Scotland's football, that has FAR less teams than a country like England, tends to suffer due to an influx of foreign players with very few of them actually better than the homegrown players already there. This happens a lot, especially with the old firm. They bring in foreign players of much poorer quality than the foreign players that go to the EPL to try and firstly ensure they finish inside the top 2 of the SPL, and secondly to try an compete with stronger English and European clubs in European competiton. The majority of the time these foreign players in the SPL are older, more experienced but of poorer quality than the young homegrown players but because these young players don't have much experience the managers are reluctant to use them.

  14. Re: 3 quick questions on HEITINGA, John

    Gonzalo Rodriguez is a must buy if he's availbable. He should certainly rise above his 90 rating next time the spanish ratings come around. Probably to a 91 but he should go even higher in the future. He's been held back thus far due to two lengthly cruciate ligament injuries, one in 2006 and another in early summer 2007 (probably due to returning to football too early after the first one). If it hadn't been for these injuries then I'm sure he'd be sitting at about a 92 or 93 right now because he's a very tidy defender indeed. You should be able to pick him up for around 12-13m.

  15. Re: Steven Gerrard - Positional Change?

    That position exists already. Jason Culina at PSV is currently listed as a Mid. There aren't to many others and certainly none that are highly rated but Gerrard would be a good candidate for the first highly rated Mid because he can pretty much play anywhere in the midfield to a very high standard.

  16. Re: Coda or Mensah?

    I'd go for Andrea Coda. He's younger, playing in a stronger league and holding down a regular place with Udinese in his favoured position. As you've stated, Mensah is being played at RB for Lyon at the moment which is kind of a square peg in a round hole. For me, you can't go far wrong with an Italian defender and Coda, along with likes of Santacore is one of the more promising young defenders in Seria A.

  17. Re: would u trade your rooney for maicon+quaresma+6mill??

    I wouldn't do it. If I were you I would ignore that deal and try and get a 90/91 RB that has a good chance of rising. Maybe someone like Rafinha or Gonzalo Castro. The only thing about that deal that's slightly appealing is the fact that you'd be getting Maicon but all you will be doing is switching the area you're weak in. Your RB becomes strong where as your attack becomes weaker. Don't play Ronaldo as a striker as he will not perform well, certainly nowhere near the level that Rooney would.

  18. Re: Worst Signing?

    Aleksandr Kerzhakov. I signed him for about 10.5m from an unmanaged Marseille for my Hamburg side and I lost the rag and binned him after about 8 games. He never scored a goal, he was getting poor averages and according to the match reports he was missing about 2 open goals a game. He's still rotting in my reserves at the minute. I was going to get rid of him as soon as his transfer ban was up but I noticed that he played all the time for Dynamo Moscow this season so he may eventually regain his 90 rating, you never know.:) But seriously though he has been absolutely awful for me.

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