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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from AFC Chewis in tebthereb   
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    There is no point in this thread as it is spam. Teb knows that his private messages have exceeded and he will delet them. No point of starting a thread about it.
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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from Dan Griffin in Mugshots   
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    For private reasons I don't think you'll get loads of people responding with their pictures...
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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from Danny_Williams in Gold Championship 9 - Match reports / Transfers thread   
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    Thank you Alexis Sanchez fro your double to beat Osasuna 2-1 I'm gonna start winning now, as I have figured out a small trick.
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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from ian neller in Contracts? Pointless or useful?   
    This is the amazing thing about contracts and the quote above:
    What do they actually do?
    Are they just to make Soccer Manager look better? Or do they actually have a point to it?
    This is my suggestion:
    I think that at the moment contracts do not have any say in the game. If we can make the contracts more realistic, it would make the game even better.
    Right, now this is where my suggestion really comes in.
    When a player has two years left on his contract, and only then, is the manager allowed to negotiate a new one. He should be able to have a wider variety in contracts, so not only how many years, but also how much the player should be paid. Contract clauses are over too complex for the time being.
    Someone like Kaka, you cannot offer something like 10k and expect him to accept, so therefore when you choose how much you pay the player, the SM Chairman tells you, just like he would for transfers, what is the least amount of money that Kaka would accept. This will not only improve the game, but also give you more of a say in finances. Another thing is that we will have less complaints that so and so is being paid 70k, and therefore my club is in debt, because using my way, they cannot really blame SM but themselves for the finances.
    I still think that even if the above is placed , there should be another improvement.
    When the 2 years left has come for a player, and if their morale is any lower than average and they have not played often enough, they should refuse any offer, unless it is high and ask for a transfer out of the club.
    They still have to complete the contract years left, but here comes the tricky part. The manager can sell the unwanted player when the first of the two years left has gone for a good price, but if the manager decides to keep the player for the last year in his contract, the player is allowed to leave but only on a FREE transfer.
    Think of it this way. The game would not only become betetr with both suggestions, but it will be a ton more realistic and will make the contracts a hundred times MORE useful.
    All opinions appreciated.
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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from TomOwen in What if?--Offical thread   
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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from Neller in Contracts? Pointless or useful?   
    This is the amazing thing about contracts and the quote above:
    What do they actually do?
    Are they just to make Soccer Manager look better? Or do they actually have a point to it?
    This is my suggestion:
    I think that at the moment contracts do not have any say in the game. If we can make the contracts more realistic, it would make the game even better.
    Right, now this is where my suggestion really comes in.
    When a player has two years left on his contract, and only then, is the manager allowed to negotiate a new one. He should be able to have a wider variety in contracts, so not only how many years, but also how much the player should be paid. Contract clauses are over too complex for the time being.
    Someone like Kaka, you cannot offer something like 10k and expect him to accept, so therefore when you choose how much you pay the player, the SM Chairman tells you, just like he would for transfers, what is the least amount of money that Kaka would accept. This will not only improve the game, but also give you more of a say in finances. Another thing is that we will have less complaints that so and so is being paid 70k, and therefore my club is in debt, because using my way, they cannot really blame SM but themselves for the finances.
    I still think that even if the above is placed , there should be another improvement.
    When the 2 years left has come for a player, and if their morale is any lower than average and they have not played often enough, they should refuse any offer, unless it is high and ask for a transfer out of the club.
    They still have to complete the contract years left, but here comes the tricky part. The manager can sell the unwanted player when the first of the two years left has gone for a good price, but if the manager decides to keep the player for the last year in his contract, the player is allowed to leave but only on a FREE transfer.
    Think of it this way. The game would not only become betetr with both suggestions, but it will be a ton more realistic and will make the contracts a hundred times MORE useful.
    All opinions appreciated.
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    Pièce de résistance reacted to craigjohnson in Contracts? Pointless or useful?   
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    I like everything about this, gives a realistic feel to the game and this stuff all happens in real life. Would give Barcelona managers something to think about. Lets be honest they'd have a good starting XI but not much after that under this system!! (I have one, what a headache that would be!!)
    Only thing I can see wrong in it is when people build these big sqauds for the future with a lot of 15-18 yr olds and place them in the youth squad, they can't keep all of these young ones happy too and I know that a lot of people play SM to do the scouting. I would say that people in the youth squad are immune but then you can stick 90ish players that are under 21 in their youth team in order to get around this, i.e. Nasri.
    Also I've noticed especially in GC's that clubs make 2-3 different "teams" in their squad. The 1st team for big games and SMFA games (if in those comps) and others for lesser competitions.
    What I would suggest to stop players from being hoarded by bigger clubs is something in the contract whereby, according to their rating or value, when contracts are negotiated there are stipulations to them signing, i.e. Barca sign Nasri as detailed above. For Nasri to sign he must play a set percentage of games, i.e. 50 % and if not is allowed to move clubs for chairmans value. A bit harsh if he goes for nothing!
    But then people will talk about injuries and suspensions and they couldn't play this player 50% of the time for this reason, maybe 50% of the games he is available for.
    There are so many permiatations, just a few of my thoughts here. Please add if you have some bright ideas
    A great idea in principle though and something that definitely has some mileage in it. Not sure how easy it would be for SM to implement but a good idea
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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from mattyjewi in What if?--Offical thread   
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    The Real Madrid manager is barking mad. He counteroffered an offer for Van Nisterlrooy for 20 million plus Ibrahimovic....
    Unbelievable.
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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from craigjohnson in Best joke you ever made   
    Kind of came up with the idea after this joke on Ross :
    BTW Click on the link guys if you want the full experience of how Ross felt http://googlemyway.com/Gullible
    EDIT: THe first writing on the quote, in bold is me.
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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from Ahmed in La Liga Player Help/Updates   
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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from milessurrey in Bye Bye Jol =]   
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    For any Spurs fans, who are not sure about him, here's his C.V:
    Early Years
    Juan de la Cruz Ramos Cano, better known as Juande Ramos, has travelled a long road to get to Tottenham Hotspur, and despite his wealth of experience it's only in the current century that he's truly made his mark on the global game.
    Like many top-end managers - Jose Mourinho among them - he had only an undistinguished career as a football player, spells with Elche and Alicante proving the high point of a journeyman pro life.
    With Elche, he reached the Primera Liga, but it was all downhill from there. Alcoyano, Linares, Eldense, Alicante, Denia - and then a tragic end to his career as a knee injury saw him laid up permanently at the age of just 27.
    Still, a career in management beckoned, and thus it was back to Elche to work for their 'B' team, Ilicitanos, in the Tercera Division.
    First Impression
    Ramos had clearly made an impression at not just Elche but other past clubs as, after scant experience with the Valencian side, he was back to Alcoyano to coach their first team.
    It was there that he performed well enough to earn a big break in coaching: a move to Levante UD.
    The Granota side were not quite as prominent then as now, but it was still enough to put a 40-year-old Ramos on the coaching map. A magnificent 13-game winning streak will do that to a coach.
    From there came a whirlwind tour of Spain, the highlights of which included a spell in charge of Barcelona's B team, a three-season spell with Rayo Vallecano, and a spell with Málaga. It was with the Vallecas side that he hit the headlines, the Madrid team reaching the dizzy heights of the UEFA Cup quarter finals after a magnificent campaign in 2000-01.
    Then Sevilla
    There were relatively ill-fated moments with the likes of Real Betis and Espanyol, but overall his stock had risen so much that, even after a year out of the game after leaving Málaga, he was charged with the task of taking Sevilla to the top.
    The Andalucians had just enjoyed their second consecutive sixth-place finish in La Liga and were about to enter their second UEFA Cup campaign in as many years. What followed surprised even the most optimistic of Nervion fans as Sevilla went on to improve on both fronts.
    Things started auspiciously as Sevilla made their mark in the Liga, even challenging for a Champions League spot before finishing fifth. That was a definite improvement, and signalled that the rojiblanco revival was no flash in the pan.
    But it was in Europe that Sevilla really caught the public's imagination. After beating the likes of Lille, Zenit and Schalke en route to the final, the Andalucians were faced with Middlesbrough, who themselves had pulled off a few shocks to reach Eindhoven.
    Sevilla, undaunted, duly thumped the Teesside club 4-0 to lift their first European trophy, following it up with a 3-0 thrashing of La Liga counterparts Barcelona in the UEFA Super Cup soon after.
    The Andalucian outfit, playing exciting football with the likes of Daniel Alves and Fredi Kanouée, were to improve even further the following season.
    That UEFA Super Cup had started them on the way to a tremendous ending to 2006 - indeed, they were to be officially named the best team of that year by the footballing authorities and, as attacking play swept through the Rámon Sánchez Pizjuán, they even topped the table around New Year.
    A Slight Dip, But More Success
    They began to dip slightly as 2007 began but, faced with three battle fronts, the league, UEFA Cup and Copa del Rey, perhaps that is not surprising.
    Still, they held on in all three competitions until the very last moment. After lifting the UEFA Cup with a close-fought but deserved win over Espanyol in Glasgow, they went on to finish third in the league, after having a chance of the title until the last minute of the last day, and then sealed a historic treble with a Copa del Rey victory over Getafe at the Bernabeu.
    Difficult Since The Summer
    It all seemed too good to be true and, as the 2007-08 season began, it seemed to transpire that this was in fact the case. Juande, wanted by Spurs, had been seen talking with representatives of the London side, while Daniel Alves, so emblematic of both the club's play-style and its signing policy, publicly lambasted the club for refusing to let him join Chelsea.
    Sevilla suffered heartache both on and off the pitch as the season began; Champions League losses to Arsenal and four straight Liga defeats paled in comparison to the death of young midfielder Antonio Puerta, but still Juande insisted that the Nervion side could recover.
    Indeed, they did as they racked up two consecutive Champions League victories and then a 2-0 win over Levante.
    Then came his resignation.
    Martin Jol was sacked as Getafe ran out 2-1 winners over Spurs at White Hart Lane in the UEFA Cup and Juande, who only weeks earlier had insisted that he had no plans to take the job, confirmed what everybody already knew: he was the new Tottenham Hotspur boss.
    He has now instructed his new charges to lift themselves from the relegation mire and return to the top of the table, where they should be. Easier said than done. But Juande's track record in recent years suggests that he could very well be the man to make it happen.
    Having built himself a reputation as a coach that likes to see his teams attack, while remaining strong at the back, he has his work cut out at White Hart Lane. The front line maybe in good shape, but Tottenham's rearguard is anything but safe.
    At Sevilla much of the success was built on the strength and style of the midfield and that is also a key area for Juande's new club as they have often been criticised for lacking creativity, organisation and backbone in the centre of the pitch.
    And one has to wonder if any of his former Sevilla stars will come along for the ride...
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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from Sir A.j in La Liga Player Help/Updates   
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    Real Madrid
    Barcelona
    Villarreal
    Valencia
    Athletico de Madrid
    Espanyol
    Mallorca
    Racing Santander
    Zaragoza
    Sevilla
    Real Murcia
    Almeria
    Athletic Bilbao
    Osasuna
    Betis
    Recreativo Huelva
    Deportivo La Coruna
    Real Valladolid
    Getafe
    Levante Barcelona are now second having beaten Almeria 2-0 tonight in the La Liga. A goal from former Arsenal player, Thierry Henry and a penalty from Lionel Messi sealed the Catalan win.
    Real Madrid had troubles in the first half against Deportivo tonight as star player Xisco opened the scoring after three minutes. Shortly 5 minutes later Dutchman Ruud Van Nistelrooy equalised. Los Merengues, as they now are known as, left it till late when Raul and Robinho scored in the 79th and 89 minutes. Deportivo now trail relegation zone.
    Zaragoza beat Villarreal, who were second, a staggering 4-1. As goals from Ricardo Oliveira, Oscar, Diego Militon and Sergio Garcia sealed the night for Zaragoza, leaving Robert Pires to grab a consolation 9 minutes before the end.
    Levante, still without a single win lose to Athletico Madrid with Diego Forlan grabbing the only goal of the game.
    Although being exactly half the way on the table, Sevilla manage to batter Valencia 3-0 with goals from Kanoute, Poulsen and Fabiano. Valencia fall to 4th.
    Still not looking good for Real Betis as a goal-less draw with Athletic Bilbao leaves them quite close to the relegation zone.
    Dream Team for this week:
    ---------------------Cesar(7)--------------------
    Alves(7)----------Ramos(7)-------Milito(7)------Salgado(7)--
    Guti(8.5)---------Poulsen(8)------Oscar(9)------Santi(8)---
    ---------------Oliveira(8)-------Kanoute(8)----------
    Unkown players to watch out for:
    Albert Riera- http://forum.soccermanager.com/showthread.php?t=15737&highlight=albert+riera Increase to 89/90
    Cazorla Santi- Increase to 90
    All for now.
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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from Sir Andrew Ferguson in GC-9 Awards   
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    I think the overall manager of the month shoudl get 10 rep points
    The awards I think would have to be something like:
    Best Result
    Best Tactics
    Best Squad maybe?
    Also possibly player of the month award given to the manager...
    Anyways that kind of thing is what would be suitable.
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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from Sinny in international setup...   
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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from craigjohnson in Biggest "what Ifs" In Football, What if things happened differently?   
    Re: Biggest "what Ifs" In Football, What if things happened differently?
    What if Shevchenko hadn't missed the penalty against Lierpool in the CL final?
    What if Manuel Almunia hadn't fumbled Beletti's goal in the CL Final?
    What if Ronaldinho had gone to Manchester United instead of Barca, when Man Utd had the chance to sign him?
    What if Zidane had stayed at Inter Milan?
    What if Drogba hadn't found his goal-scoring last season?
    What if Paul Gascoigne hadn't ever cried?
    What if Gary Lineker didn't present the mathc of the day?
    What if Fabregas was stilll at Barca? Would he be as good?
    What if Kevin Keegan's Newcastle hadn't lost the last game in the 96-97 season? What if they had won and Man Utd lost?
    What if Alan Shearer had moved to Man Utd instead of Newcastle? What if Shearer had stayed at Rovers?
    What if Fabio Grosso's dive against Australia was refused the penalty?
    What if Brazil had had a decent defence in the 1990 World Cup Final?
    What if Antonio Puerta had not died?
    What if Sven Goran Errikson was given Elan for his England Squad?
    What if Sir Alf Ramsay was not born?
    What if Wayne Rooney hadn't broken his metatarsal before the World Cup 2006?
    What if there were no red cards?
    What if Sepp Blatter wasn't President of Fifa?
    What if England had not discovered football?
    What if Lampard did not stop playing well in 2005-06? Would he have beaten Ronaldinho in ratings?
    What if Luis Ronaldo didn't grow fat?
    What if Adriano had't lost his touch?
    What if Ronaldo had?
    What if Henry was a very bad player?
    What if Maradona was?
    What if that Columbian keeper hadn't saved a goal by doing a flip?
    What if Pele was English?
    What if Germany were refused an appeal to play football when the World Wars were going on?
    If the latter had happened, would England have another World Cup?
    What if Paul Scholes wasn't ginger?
    What if there was no such thing as football boots?
    What if football was banned?
    What if long balls were no longer allowed and whoever made one got a yellow card?
    What if I hadn't asked SM to put Angel Di Maria in the database?
    What if Rooney was Scottish?
    What if Rooney had stayed at Everton?
    What if Nottingham Forest had stayed in The Premiership?
    What if Leeds had?
    What if Champions League was never created?
    What if G14 wasn't?
    What if Laporta switched places with Abramovich?
    What if people were rubbish at football?
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    Pièce de résistance reacted to United "berisha" 51 in World Championship 1057   
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    Atletico Madrid News





    Atletico Madrid complete the signing of Fabio Quaglierela for a hefty price of £17million. We are really pleased that we signed a young and talented forward which we can use as a winger aswell.
    Pictured here celebrating a goal for Italy.

    Atletico Madrid also complete the signing of 29 yr old Louis Saha for only £8million. We see this as a bargain for a french superstar striker. We will be hoping he scores around 10-15 goals as sub this season.
    Pictured here playing for Man Utd.

    Atletico Madrid's last signing is brazilian ace Araujo Ilan. We are pleased to have our 4th brazilian signing to pair up with Fabiano Eller, Thiago Motta, Santana Cleber.
    pictured here training for Brazil.

    Atletico Madrid also want to sign German RB Arne Freidrich. We need another RB cover up incase Seitaridis gets injured or suspended.
    Pictured here for Hertha Berlin.


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    Pièce de résistance reacted to trfac in hi   
    hello everyone
    i have been playing sm for some time,i manage bayern munich and monaco and
    at this moment am trying to keep monaco in divison 1,wish me luck
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    Pièce de résistance reacted to kaka world player in Biggest "what Ifs" In Football, What if things happened differently?   
    Okay, sorry if this has been done, but I'm bored and just decided to think of a random topic. So, imagine some things in football - big or small, didn't happen, or happened differently. How do you think things would have changed - for better or worse? For example, I'm just watching England v. Germany from Euro '96 on the ESPN Classic channel here in the UK, and England have missed two chances from point-blank range in extra time (one of them was an open net, with Gascoigne - I think, missing the ball by about a centimetre), but what if they'd gone in? There would've been no penalties and it would've been a Czech-England final. Would England have been the 1996 European Champions? Here's another one: In the 2005 Champions League final, just seconds before Gerrard scored Liverpool's first goal, the linesman clearly waved the flag for offside, but the referee missed it. What would've happened if the ref had given offside? Liverpool certainly wouldn't have scored, and perhaps wouldn't have been inspired to make their comeback. Also, what about the Bosman ruling? Many transfers were influenced by that. Basically, let's just get a list going of events and stuff that could've made the footballing world different without them.
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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from Stevie Blade in Nani   
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    Nani is an exceptional player, and very underrated to be honest. His implausible skill on the ball can be compared much to Cristiano Ronaldo's and his awareness of surrounding players is very rare. There are few players in the world like him and for him to be rated only 89 is unbelievable.
    He is no worse than David Silva who is a 92, and this is the rating I truly believe he deserves. He has managed to score 3 goals in 9 league games for Manchester United, and today scored one of the besst goals in the season so far - A magnificent shot which lobbed the keeper so perfectly and precisely that it, in my opinion, is very hard to clone.
    Almost every time Nani touches the ball, he is very slick with it, as if he was playing with oil. His first touch is incredible and a 92 rating should surely come, at least a 91. Despite the fact that I support Chelsea and am 'bigging up' a player from a rival team, this is what i feel he should rise to. He is better than Joaquin and Vicente who are both 92's, and if he only rises by 1, I will be quite disappointed.
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    Pièce de résistance got a reaction from Ross.DAFC85 in Gold Championship 9 - Match reports / Transfers thread   
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    Battered by Valencia- 3-0. What did ya expect?
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    Pièce de résistance reacted to Baseball Furie in Gold Championship 9 - Match reports / Transfers thread   
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    An impressive 19,847 turned up at the Carlo Castellani this evening for Empoli versus Siena which saw the Siena faithful run out winners in a tight game.
    Manager Sam Wainwright jokingly claimed: "This was the toughest game of the season so far."
    AFCTU Jacko's Empoli lined up as:
    1. D BALLI
    2. L MARZORATTI
    3. V TOSTO
    4. A RAGGI
    5. N RIVAS
    6. L ANTONINI
    7. I VANNUCCHI
    8. D MORO
    9. M MACCARONE
    10. L SAUDATI
    11. J GAVILAN
    While Siena's team line up was:
    1. A MANNINGER
    2. L ROSSETTINI
    3. D FICAGNA
    4. D PORTANOVA
    5. S LORIA
    6. P CODREA
    7. S REBROV
    8. T LOCATELLI
    9. M ZIDAN
    10. C BUCCHI
    11. S VERGASSOLA
    First Half:
    Siena started the more energetic, when some brilliant work down the flank by Simone Loria leaves him in plenty of space, but his weak pass is easily intercepted. Siena tried again a few seconds later but a golden opportunity is wasted and Cristian Bucchi knows it!
    Empoli got onto the counter attack and an in-swinging cross was met by a beautiful overhead kick by Vittorio Tosto, but goes just over the crossbar!
    After 10 minutes Siena finally struck the first blow, Surely offside! But the flag stays down and Tomas Locatelli races through and takes full advantage of the dubious decision!

    Locatelli bags first...


    Empoli tried getting back into the game numerous times and came close when a dangerous cross by Jaime Gavilan races across the mouth of the goal but nobody could manage to get a touch to it.
    Siena could've doubled their lead not long after when Mohammed Zidan dragged his shot wide. The referee claims the Empoli defender got a touch on it and gives a corner, but the out swinging corner is headed By Zidan into the hands of Daniele Balli.
    Siena finally struck again when a long ball over the defence is superbly controlled by Simone Loria who volleys past the motionless keeper! to give Siena a 2-0 lead after half an hour.
    but Empoli reply instantly 30 seconds later when a terrible back-pass falls short and Davide Moro won't score an easier goal than that.
    Just after the restart Siena thought they were in again when Simone Loria latched onto a through ball and raced towards the goal, but the linesman's flag stopped him in his tracks.
    A few minutes later Siena try again with Zidan but a last ditch tackle by Jaime Gavilan wins the ball and is hoofed up the pitch.
    Siena seemed to be all over Empoli in the last 10 minutes and with the final move of the half a cross from out wide falls to Mohammed Zidan who miss hits the volley.
    Half-time Analysis:
    This game could go either way but the balance is slightly tipped towards Siena at the moment due to the lead they have. But Empoli aren't out of this yet.
    Second Half:
    Almost straight from the kick off Empoli race up the field and a speculative chip by g is fumbled by the hapless keeper and rolls agonizingly over the line! and the keeper won't be happy with that.
    Yet again Siena reply almost instantly when a brilliant long range shot from Zidan is blocked by the keeper only for Cristian Bucchi to finish! What a poachers goal! and Siena have the lead again! 3-2!

    Bucchi for me...


    A few minutes later Empoli desperately try to drag themselves back into the game as Nelson Rivas looks up at the sky in disbelief as he fired his shot over the bar from six yards!
    Empoli make a substitution as Luca Antonini gives way to Guillermo Giacomazzi.
    Minutes later Empoli try again but this time Luca Saudati beats the offside trap but a poor shot lets him down and Empoli aren't having any luck this evening.
    Seconds later the Siena keeper miss kicks it and Davide Moro follows up but places the right foot shot wide from twenty yards out.
    Minutes later Empoli try again as Moro crosses it but this time Alex Manninger is quick off his line to clear the danger.
    Siena's back four are getting brilliant experience in defending this evening.
    Moro breaks through the defence but is brought down and the referee is left with no option Luca Rossettini has to go after bringing down the striker whilst being the last man.
    Moro steps up to take the free kick and shoots but a fingertip save by Alex Manninger denies what would have been a lovely goal.
    Empoli now make there 2nd and final substitutions as Massimo Maccarone and Ighli Vannucchi are replaced by Nicola Pozzi and Antonio Busce.
    Siena attack again and the cross from Locatelli is cleared by Nelson Vivas and Empoli attack again and Moro strikes it and Alex Manninger didn't see the shot but some how manages to save it and that could be the important incident in the result of this game and it is! the final whistle has gone and Sam Wainwright celebrates his first win as Siena manager!
    So from me at the Carlo Castellani goodnight!



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    Pièce de résistance reacted to Ross.DAFC85 in Gold Championship 9 - Match reports / Transfers thread   
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    Good opening day win, Philp is happy!

    Vitesse Arnhem 0-2 Ajax
    Ajax were strong favourites going into the match for several reasons. Vitesse had no manager, therefore meant that no transfers came into the club, and their top players were able to leave for bargain prices. Ajax squad overall, and starting eleven was also much superior to that of Arnhem.
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    In the early exchanges, Dutch supremo Klaas-Jan Huntelaar looked sharp, striking the woodwork after only four minutes. Vitesse looked dangerous o the break, however, whenever threatened Maarten Stekelenburg was more than equal to the efforts. The breakthrough came on 32 minutes, as new signing Cassio Lincoln had his deflected shot fly past Vitesse keeper Velthuizen.
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    ((Lincoln got the first goal of Ajax's campaign, but his fine performance was marred by his 50th minut dismissal. After kicking the ball away in disgust, Lincoln verbally abused referee Daniel Vonk and was told to go))
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    Into the second half, and although Ajax were short of a man in midfield, they continued to dominate proceedings inside the Gelredome. It seemed imminent that the second goal was on its way, and it finally came from an Ajax forward on 69 minutes. All the talk was of Huntelaar, yet it was his strike partner Luis Suarez who beat two defenders and finished.
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    ((Youngster Suarez, put in a man's performance today and will next week again, keep out Alberto Luque from the eleven. Luque was thought to have been given the nod, but Luis took advantage and gained a 9/10))
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    Ajax boss Philp was overjoyed to leave Arnhem with three points and also a clean sheet. ''We always had faith in Luis and I had no doubt he was capable of a performance like that, as he has shown before. Alberto will get his chance, and will just have to be patient. I am not going to change a winning team am I?''
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    Ajax - Club Brugge
    Ajax's next league tie, is a home encounter with another unmanaged side, this time in the form of Club Brugge. The Belgians lost 2-0 at home tonight against Standard Liege, and Ajax will fancy their chances, especially with home advantage. ''They have a particularly strong back line, and a reasonably talented midfield. But they will struggle to score. We will take three points. I am sure of it. No changes in my team for this match,'' said Ross Philp. He has been highlighted for his arrogant, Jose Mourinho-like attitude so far in Holland. The Ajax fans, say, he is our special one!
    'He is our special one'



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    Battered by Valencia- 3-0. What did ya expect?
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    Kind of came up with the idea after this joke on Ross :
    BTW Click on the link guys if you want the full experience of how Ross felt http://googlemyway.com/Gullible
    EDIT: THe first writing on the quote, in bold is me.
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    Inside the El Madrigal



    Well, well, well... It's been a very exciting week for the former European semi-finalists. First of all the amazing Spanish club announced the most controversial sale ever in the club's history. Silky Argentine Juan Roman Riquelme left the club for another rival- Athletico Madrid In return the Yellow Submarines received 3.6 million and Portugese playmaker Simao and also the undefeatable centre back- Fabiano Eller.
    Riquelme had been refusing to play at the club because he did not approve of the new management at the El Madrigal.



    Former Celtic,Newcastle United and Inter Milan boss had only just won the D1 Copa in the MLsetup- Mehran's setup. A couple of months before that he had won the Division 2 cup in Kevche's league and then beat Manchester United to win the Division 1 cup in English Champinship 4 with Newcastle. The Villarreal chairman had thought that this was the perfect move for the Legendary Reg. On the other hand Riquelme didn't.
    " To be honest, I didn't like his attitude. He hated being told what to do and felt that he was the boss of the team. Well sorry to inform him, but I am. And he can say bye bye to the club." This was the short statement which had caused Riquelme to leave, although bringing in Simao and Eller had made the fans extremely happy.






    Inset: Riquelme back in his Villarreal heyday



    In fact the new manager had taken the transfer market and found some incredible bargains. Former Inter Milan striker and former player of Legendary Reg, Julio Cruz moved to the El Madrigal for a bargain Gold Championship price- £ 8 million. The manager wasn't going to stop now.



    A day later he had purchased veteran keeper Rogerio Ceni who was known for his free kicks, yes that's right FREE KICKS,for a measly 0k plus former Arsenal player Pascal Cygan and unwanted goalkeeper Diego Lopez.



    The manager had intended to keep 20 year old Garcia Marcos, yet when the opportunity came to bring in Van Buyten, hed had no choice but to give in. More and more transfer were coming in and out, as he had released Bruno Soriano for free and sold out of favour Josico for 4 million pounds.



    He did not want to give Giusepe Rossi away at all. The young striker was very much in forma and a 90 rating looks very, very possible. But he couldn't resist it when he was offered 7 million plus wonderkid Alexis Sanchez who would surely turn out better than Rossi.



    Legendary Reg also managed to sell out of favour striker Guillermo Franco for 5 million, Robert Pires for 8 million and Gonzalo Rodriguez for 4 million plus Tim De Cler, whom he had been chasing since day 1.



    And then came the jaw-breaker in transfers. Morten Gamst Pedersen was coming to Villarreal. And in return, Rio Mavuba who hasn't got a game of Liga football for the real Villarreal, despite not being injured. It was the perfect transfer.




    Inset: Morten Gamst Pedersen in his Blackburn days.



    Then followed the transfer of a young Albanian born Swiss, who was being chased by both Udinese and Fiorentina- Almen Abdi.



    The manager's decision to BLOCK a Daniel Montenegro deal lies in the feet of Cazorla Santi, who he wanted to keep.



    Now the new, almighty Villarreal face the challenge of an even almightier Valencia. Can they win it, is the question..



    -------------------------Rogerio Ceni
    -----Angel--------Van Buyten---Eller-------Capdevilla
    -----------------------Marcos Senna---------------------
    -----Santi-------------------------------------Pedersen
    --------------------------Simao---------------------------
    ------------------Carew----------Cruz



    Likely line up---



    Villarreal are back...


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