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  1. Current Squad Following the Premier League review, we've got a reassessment of our much improved squad, and how certain players fit in to that. First Team GK: Ramsdale (83) CB: Mepham (85), Adarabioyo (82), Clarke-Salter (82), White (82) FB: Wan-Bissaka (89), Lewis (85), Aarons (85), R. James (85) CM: Brooks (87), Davies (86), Cantwell (85), Eze (82), Cash (82), Alzate (82), Gallagher (82) WM: D. James (87), McNeil (86), Roberts (84) ST: Penaranda (83), Maja (82), L. Nmecha (82) Ramsdale (83) Wan-Bissaka (89) - James (85) - Mepham (85) - Aarons (85) Brooks (87) - Davies (86) McNeil (86) - Cantwell (85) - James (87) Penaranda (83) We've got plenty of new additions to the first team, which is looking very strong in terms of both strength and depth. Conor Gallagher, Steven Alzate, Todd Cantwell and Ben White are now all first team players, with Todd Cantwell a regular in the new look side. With the increase of ratings, we've got lots of players now that are vying for first team places, and it's raised the minimum standard to be playing first team games up to an impressive 82. This has meant that we are to consider the future of players around this rating who don't think can improve the side, which may mean that some previous stalwarts of the club might be moved in a similar way to Joao Carvalho. We're particularly strong now at fullback and in midfield, whilst we're at our weakest in goal and up front. However, Aaron Ramsdale was harshly review and we've got no concerns going forward with him, as we have full belief that he'll be our long term first choice goalkeeper. Up front we're less certain, and are hoping for a good few months from Josh Maja to establish himself as our first choice striker. Reserves GK: Peacock-Farrell (80) CB: Rodon (80), Wilmot (78), FB: Robinson (80), Bogle (78), Edwards (78) CM: Kane (78), Molumby (78), Dasilva (78), O'Brien (77), McGuane (75) WM: Johnston (80), Tavernier (77) ST: Connolly (80), Matondo (80) Peacock-Farrell (80) Bogle (78) - Wilmot (78) - Rodon (80) - Robinson (80) Molumby (78) - Kane (78) - Dasilva (78) Johnston (80) - Connolly (80) - Matondo (80) In the reserves we have far less depth, with several reserves breaking through to the first team. Aaron Connolly has been promoted to the team though and offers strength up front, whilst Jayson Molumby's rating increase gives us quality in midfield to make up for the loss of Todd Cantwell to the first team. These players need to be showing enough to suggest that they can hit the rating of 82 in the future, or otherwise there'll be little point of keeping them on. Most of them are at that stage, although there have been long and justified concerns over Marcus McGuane that persist, and could see him eventually leave the club. U19's GK: Travers (76) CB: Guehi (76), Mengi (70), Cabango (70), Otasowie (70), Wood (67) FB: Ferguson (77), McCallum (77) CM: McEachran (75), Gilmour (75), Doyle (73), Henderson (73), Levitt (70) WM: Clarke (77), F. Nmecha (73), Appiah (70) ST: Obafemi (78), Duncan (73) Travers (76) Ferguson (77) - Guehi (76) - Cabango (70) - McCallum (77) F. Nmecha (73) - McEachran (75) - Gilmour (75) - Clarke (77) Duncan (73) - Obafemi (78) Whilst Conor Gallagher has gone directly from the U19's to the first team, and Aaron Connolly has been promoted to the reserves, we still have largely the same side in the U19's. Rating increases to Mark Travers, Marc Guehi and Sam McCallum improves the overall quality of the squad. Again, there's little point in keeping anyone that we don't think has the potential to hit a rating of 82, but it's very difficult to tell at this stage of players career. We're particularly impressed recently with Ben Cabango, Sam McCallum, Nathan Ferguson, Billy Gilmour and Michael Obafemi though who have had really good seasons, and we expect to be breaking in to the reserves before long.
  2. Rating Changes Reece James, 82 > 85 He gets probably the minimum rating we'd expect for him in 85, with the only thing that ended up preventing him from getting a higher rating increase was injuries that have restricted his playing time. He's currently out with his third injury of the season, and it's frustrating as it's restricted his minutes and stopped him from gaining momentum. The rating increase does put him firmly in our strongest eleven though, and his versatility allows him to play alongside Chris Mepham at the centre of what has been a much improved defence this month. I think the only thing for him now is to hopefully maintain fitness for the rest of the season, if he can do that then I think he'll be looking at a rating increase to 88 come the end of season review and establish himself as one of the real stars of this side. FB: Wan-Bissaka (89), Lewis (85), Aarons (85), R. James (85) Marc Guehi, 73 > 76 Marc Guehi gets a nice small rating increase, due largely to his appearances in the League Cup. We're hoping now that he can find plenty of game time in the Championship on loan at Swansea, where if he can establish himself as a first team regular, then he'll be looking at an increase to 80 by the end of the season. CB (Reserves): Rodon (80), Wilmot (78), Guehi (76), Mengi (70), Cabango (70), Otasowie (70), Wood (67) Strongest XI Ramsdale (83) Wan-Bissaka (89) - James (85) - Mepham (85) - Aarons (85) Brooks (87) - Davies (86) McNeil (86) - Cantwell (85) - James (87) Penaranda (83) Pre-Review Strongest XI Ramsdale (80) Wan-Bissaka (87) - Adarabioyo (82) - Mepham (83) - Aarons (83) Brooks (87) - Davies (86) McNeil (83) - Roberts (84) - James (85) Penaranda (83) Premier League Predictions Max Aarons, 83 > 84/85 (85) Jamal Lewis, 83 > 84 (85) Todd Cantwell, 80 > 84/83 (85) Aaron Ramsdale, 80 > 84 (83) Chris Mepham, 83 > 84/83 (85) Mark Travers, 73 > 75 (76) Dwight McNeil, 83 > 85/86 (86) Ben Wilmot, 78 > 80 (78) Jayson Molumby, 73 > 78 (78) Aaron Connolly, 78 > 82 (80) Steven Alzate, 78 > 82 (82) Ben White, 82 > 83 (82) Michael Obafemi, 76 > 80/78 (78) Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 87 > 89 (89) Daniel James, 85 > 88/87 (87) Billy Gilmour, 75 > 78 Marc Guehi, 73 > 75 (76) Conor Gallagher, 77 > 80/82 (82) Reece James, 82 > 85/84 (85)
  3. Rating Changes Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 87 > 89 As expected really, Wan-Bissaka moves up to 89 and becomes our highest rated player. He's had some very good for Man. United, but also some poor ones and he is looking for more consistency in his performances but I believe he's got everything to become a top full-back. He could and will definitely benefit from better coaching when Solskjaer is moved on from the club, and I think that's what he'll need to get to the next level. As it stands, I'd expect him to get a rating increase to 90 in the end of season review. Hopefully he can get his first England cap soon, in the build up to the Euros, as it'd be a good achievement for the club to get our first full English cap in our squad. FB: Wan-Bissaka (89), Lewis (85), Aarons (85), R. James (82) Daniel James, 85 > 87 I was expecting him to get to 88, and I think 87 is slightly harsh given how many minutes he's played for United. He's in a similar position to Wan-Bissaka, struggling for consistency under Solskjaer but again he's someone who I think will benefit massively with a change of manager and some genuine top level coaching. I think he'll be looking at an increase to 88 or 89, dependent on how well he does with performances, but he's going to continue to be one of the first names on the team sheet for the rest of the season with the injury of Marcus Rashford. He's also going to play a big part for Wales in the Euros, which we're looking forward to. His rating increase puts him joint second as our highest rated player alongside David Brooks, and hopefully he can spearhead our attack in Division 2. WF: D. James (87), McNeil (86), Roberts (84), L. Nmecha (82) Sam McCallum, 73 > 77 A nice surprise for us, as Sam McCallum gets a review outside of schedule. He's been really impressing for Coventry, and has interests from the likes of PSG. He's been the top left-back in League one this season, but at that level he's not going to get a rating increase to much higher, so it's all about when he gets a big transfer, who he goes to and how that transfer works out for him. There's a chance he could move in January, but I think given Coventry are pushing for promotion I think it'd be most likely in the summer. LB: Aarons (85), Lewis (85), Robinson (80), Dasilva (78), Ferguson (77), McCallum (77) Strongest XI Ramsdale (83) Wan-Bissaka (89) - Adarabioyo (82) - Mepham (85) - Aarons (85) Brooks (87) - Davies (86) McNeil (86) - Cantwell (85) - James (87) Penaranda (83) Pre-Review Strongest XI Ramsdale (80) Wan-Bissaka (87) - Adarabioyo (82) - Mepham (83) - Aarons (83) Brooks (87) - Davies (86) McNeil (83) - Roberts (84) - James (85) Penaranda (83) Premier League Predictions Max Aarons, 83 > 84/85 (85) Jamal Lewis, 83 > 84 (85) Todd Cantwell, 80 > 84/83 (85) Aaron Ramsdale, 80 > 84 (83) Chris Mepham, 83 > 84/83 (85) Mark Travers, 73 > 75 (76) Dwight McNeil, 83 > 85/86 (86) Ben Wilmot, 78 > 80 (78) Jayson Molumby, 73 > 78 (78) Aaron Connolly, 78 > 82 (80) Steven Alzate, 78 > 82 (82) Ben White, 82 > 83 (82) Michael Obafemi, 76 > 80/78 (78) Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 87 > 89 (89) Daniel James, 85 > 88/87 (87) Billy Gilmour, 75 > 78 Marc Guehi, 73 > 75 Conor Gallagher, 77 > 80/82 (82) Reece James, 82 > 85/84
  4. I think all are big talents, all are worth getting. They'll be reviewed in April, when I'd expect: Ferguson, 77 > 82/80 Bellingham, 75 > 80 Massengo, 76 > 80/82 Ebe Eze, 82 > 83 Mbuemo, 82 > 83 Bogle, 78 > 82
  5. Rating Changes Michael Obafemi, 76 > 78 It's a very harsh review for Michael Obafemi, who despite being very much a part of Southampton's first team squad, and featuring in most games for them this season only gets a measly rating increase to 78. Obafemi had started six games this season, and come on as a substitute in a further seven, scoring two goals and contributing with another assist. As well as this, he's made his debut for the Irish national team, and we think that given Southampton's mid-table league position he deserved an increase to 80 as an absolute minimum. Even with the rating increase he was due, he'd have been unlikely to feature for us, and is more than likely to end up out on loan for the rest of the season anyway so it doesn't make too much difference for us. We do feel that he is due a much stronger rating increase, but we feel that will come in time, and that if he can keep up his minutes at Southampton then he's likely to get an increase to 82 at the end of the season or even higher. Long-term, he definitely can push to become our first choice striker, and along with Matondo, Connolly and Maja is one of our best attacking prospects. ST: Penaranda (83), Maja (82), L. Nmecha (82), Matondo (80), Connolly (80), Obafemi (78), Duncan (73) Conor Gallagher, 77 > 82 A much more deserved rating increase for Conor Gallagher, who's been rewarded for being one of the top youngsters in the Championship this season. Now at Swansea, we'll be expecting him to keep on doing well and to be pushing to playing in the Premier League as part of Chelsea's squad next season which could see his rating increase to a level that could put him in the first team. As it stands, he'll be good strength in depth in midfield for us, and may well get a club debut in our upcoming third round cup game. CM: Brooks (87), Davies (86), Cantwell (85), Cash (82), Eze (82), Alzate (82), Gallagher (82) Premier League Predictions Max Aarons, 83 > 84/85 (85) Jamal Lewis, 83 > 84 (85) Todd Cantwell, 80 > 84/83 (85) Aaron Ramsdale, 80 > 84 (83) Chris Mepham, 83 > 84/83 (85) Mark Travers, 73 > 75 (76) Dwight McNeil, 83 > 85/86 (86) Ben Wilmot, 78 > 80 (78) Jayson Molumby, 73 > 78 (78) Aaron Connolly, 78 > 82 (80) Steven Alzate, 78 > 82 (82) Ben White, 82 > 83 (82) Michael Obafemi, 76 > 80/78 (78) Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 87 > 89 Daniel James, 85 > 88/87 Billy Gilmour, 75 > 78 Marc Guehi, 73 > 75 Conor Gallagher, 77 > 80/82 (82) Reece James, 82 > 85/84
  6. I think Michael Obafemi only getting a rating increase to 78 is definitely harsh. 13 games this season for Southampton, 6 of which have been starts, as well as his first cap for Ireland. He's only scored twice, but has been good for them, and they are quite high up in the table now. I guess with players like this, they'll get their deserved ratings eventually as they're reviewed at least twice a season so it's not the end of the world.
  7. For the Championship, the maximum rating is 85. SM tend to increase the ratings very slowly towards that rating, but it's usually very difficult for a player playing in the Championship to get an increase to that level. What tended to happen last season was that players would get small increases every few months, when the Championship review was made in March/April and when the Championship Team of the Year was named in June. For instance, Max Aarons got to 82 in April and then to 83 in June. Dan James got to 78 in February, 82 in March, 83 in June. I'd expect Ben White to be similar, all be it from a higher start point. 83 in March/April, 84 in June possibly. What I will say is regardless of his rating now, he is a must buy in a competitive set up. If you'd compare his career progression to someone, I'd say Fikayo Tomori this time last season. He's not someone you can afford to pass up on, and will be a Premier League player this time next season pushing for an increase to 88.
  8. Rating Changes Steven Alzate, 78 > 82 Alzate gets his deserved rating increase, after his performances for Brighton and his first caps for Colombia. I fully expect him to remain a key part of this Brighton side with his versatility, and I expect him to be hitting 85/86 come the end of the season. He's come a long way very quickly, and we picked him up at the start of the Premier League season as a 72 rated player for just £340k, so we are going to have to be patient with him until he gets the rating he deserves as it has been a very quick rise for him as a player. What has been good out of this is he's had the position change that he's warranted due to his versatility this season, and is now able to play as a right-back, right-wing-back, and can play across the pitch in both midfield and on the wing which is going to be very useful for us in terms of the strength in depth that he'll provide to the team. It's difficult to say where he's most likely to get minutes, but I'd say if anywhere it'll probably be as a back-up centre midfielder. CM: Brooks (87), Davies (86), Cantwell (85), Cash (82), Eze (82), Alzate (82) Aaron Connolly, 78 > 80 A disappointing rating increase for Aaron Connolly, who I definitely think is worthy of a higher rating than 80. He's been a first team player for Brighton this season, but perhaps hasn't had enough minutes, as he often only features for an hour or so when starting matches. I do think his first two caps for Ireland have been overlooked though, and given that he was picked for such an important match to start, and presumably will now feature in the play-offs, I think 82 would have been more than fair. I think by the end of the season he may well be our highest rated striker, or at the very least in competition with Josh Maja for that position, but given his disappointing review he's likely to say out on loan. It also means that Penaranda might well stay around for a little bit longer, as our highest rated forward for the rest of this season. ST: Penaranda (83), Maja (82), L. Nmecha (82), Connolly (80), Matondo (80) Jayson Molumby, 73 > 78 Molumby gets his deserved rating increase, finding his way in to Millwall's side under Gary Rowett and being a very important part of the side that is now surprisingly pushing for the play-offs. He needs to get more first team football under his belt before he can argue to be a higher rating than that, however I do think that he'll maintain his place in Millwall's side and will be pushing for a rating of 80/82, when the Championship is reviewed towards the end of the season. It certainly justifies his signing last month for a fee of around £600k, and adds to the depth in quality that we've got at the club. We're really building a very strong side, with lots of depth in a couple of years we could be filled with first-team quality that could push the club forward. CM (Reserves): Molumby (78), Kane (78), Dasilva (78), O'Brien (77), McGuane (75) Premier League Predictions Max Aarons, 83 > 84/85 (85) Jamal Lewis, 83 > 84 (85) Todd Cantwell, 80 > 84/83 (85) Aaron Ramsdale, 80 > 84 (83) Chris Mepham, 83 > 84/83 (85) Mark Travers, 73 > 75 (76) Dwight McNeil, 83 > 85/86 (86) Ben Wilmot, 78 > 80 (78) Jayson Molumby, 73 > 78 (78) Aaron Connolly, 78 > 82 (80) Steven Alzate, 78 > 82 (82) Ben White, 82 > 83 (82) Michael Obafemi, 76 > 80/78 Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 87 > 89 Daniel James, 85 > 88/87 Billy Gilmour, 75 > 78 Marc Guehi, 73 > 75 Conor Gallagher, 77 > 80/82 Reece James, 82 > 85/84
  9. Minutes played - 2019/20 Premier League Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 2211 mins, 1 assist, 1 MotM Daniel James, 2049 mins, 3 goals, 6 assists, 1 MotM Dwight McNeil, 2010 mins, 1 goal, 4 assists, 1 MotM Aaron Ramsdale, 1980 mins, 1 assist, 4 clean sheets Max Aarons, 1902 mins Todd Cantwell, 1718 mins, 6 goals, 2 assists Tom Davies, 1368 mins, 2 goals Steven Alzate, 1305 mins, 1 assist Jamal Lewis, 1255 mins Chris Mepham, 1171 mins, 1 goal, 1 MotM (INJ) Reece James, 1135 mins, 2 goal, 3 assists, 1 MotM Aaron Connolly, 946 mins, 3 goals, 2 MotM Michael Obafemi, 424 mins, 2 goals, 1 assist Mark Travers, 270 mins, 1 clean sheet Billy Gilmour, 169 mins Dylan Levitt, 90 mins Tommy Doyle, 90 mins Big Five Leagues Josh Maja (Ligue 1), 777 mins, 7 goals, 2 assists, 1 MotM Rabbi Matondo (Bundesliga), 423 mins, 1 goal Championship Ben White, 2765 mins, 1 assist, 1 MotM Antonee Robinson, 2506 mins, 1 goal, 2 MotM Ebere Eze, 2495 mins, 10 goals, 6 assists, 8 MotM Matty Cash, 2427 mins, 2 goal, 5 assists, 3 MotM Conor Gallagher, 2310 mins, 6 goals, 3 assists Jayson Molumby, 1953 mins Marcus Tavernier, 1884 mins, 2 goals, 3 assists Lewis O'Brien, 1795 mins, 2 goals, 3 assists, 1 MotM Jayden Bogle, 1769 mins, 3 assists Josh Dasilva, 1719 mins, 6 goals, 4 assists, 3 MotM Nathan Ferguson, 1659 mins, 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 MotM Tosin Adarabioyo, 1616 mins, 1 goal, 1 MotM Thomas Edwards, 1292 mins, 1 assist Ben Wilmot, 1414 mins, 2 goals Joe Rodon, 1149 mins, 1 assist (INJ) Ben Cabango, 855 mins, 1 MotM Jake Clarke-Salter, 799 mins, 1 goal, 1 MotM Lukas Nmecha, 354 mins Patrick Roberts, 352 mins Herbie Kane, 339 mins Marc Guehi, 180 mins Jack Clarke, 151 mins Nathan Wood, 90 mins Smaller Leagues Sam McCallum (League 1), 2210 mins, 3 goals, 3 MotM Marcus McGuane (Eerste Divisie), 1196 mins, 1 goal Michael Johnston (SPL), 1007 mins, 5 goals, 5 assists Ewan Henderson (SPL), 819 mins Adalberto Penaranda (Belgian Pro League), 383 mins, 1 goal Arvin Appiah (Liga Adalente), 255 mins
  10. Rating Changes Dwight McNeil, 83 > 86 As expected, Dwight McNeil gets a strong rating increase on the back of a solid year of consistent performances as a regular in Burnley's side. He's been one of their best players, and we're hopeful that he can get a move to a bigger club as he's not a mile off the highest rating he could hope to achieve as a Burnley player. For the time being, he's the strongest rated winger at the club now, although we'd expect Dan James to over take him within the next week. He's only recently turned 20, and is one of our very top prospects over all. He's a very well rounded winger and we expect him to play a really big part with things in years to come. He was a strong performer for us last season with a combined twelve goals and assists for us, although this season he's struggled so far to adapt to Division 2 level and only has the one goal, so hopefully his rating increase can lead to some improved performances. WF: McNeil (86), D. James (85), Roberts (84), L. Nmecha (82) Strongest XI Ramsdale (83) Wan-Bissaka (87) - Adarabioyo (82) - Mepham (85) - Aarons (85) Brooks (87) - Davies (86) McNeil (86) - Cantwell (85) - James (85) Penaranda (83) Pre-Review Strongest XI Ramsdale (80) Wan-Bissaka (87) - Adarabioyo (82) - Mepham (83) - Aarons (83) Brooks (87) - Davies (86) McNeil (83) - Roberts (84) - James (85) Penaranda (83) Premier League Predictions Max Aarons, 83 > 84/85 (85) Jamal Lewis, 83 > 84 (85) Todd Cantwell, 80 > 84/83 (85) Aaron Ramsdale, 80 > 84 (83) Chris Mepham, 83 > 84/83 (85) Mark Travers, 73 > 75 (76) Dwight McNeil, 83 > 85/86 (86) Ben Wilmot, 78 > 80 Jayson Molumby, 73 > 78 Aaron Connolly, 78 > 82 Steven Alzate, 78 > 82 Ben White, 82 > 83 Michael Obafemi, 76 > 80/78 Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 87 > 89 Daniel James, 85 > 88/87 Billy Gilmour, 75 > 78 Marc Guehi, 73 > 75 Conor Gallagher, 77 > 80/82 Reece James, 82 > 85/84
  11. Very generous. I'd go as far as saying he's been bang average in a bang average team, that have been in relegation trouble. I guess because he's been playing for England he's got 90, and that could well be the same for Winks. I'd still say he's most likely to get 89, but definitely a chance at 90 now.
  12. Rating Changes Chris Mepham, 83 > 85 It's a really good rating increase for Chris Mepham, perhaps due to his accomplishments with Wales, given that he hadn't played too many minutes for Bournemouth given his injuries. He's recently undergone surgery, and will be out until April, so had he not been given a generous rating increase now then he certainly wouldn't have got one later in the season so it's much needed for us and gives us some real strength at centre-back. Mepham should now be certain to start for us in our campaign to reach Division 1, and I expect that his likely centre-back partner will end up being Reece James when he gets his rating increase in the next week or two. CB: Mepham (85), R. James (82), Adarabioyo (82), Clare-Salter (82), White (82), Rodon (80) Aaron Ramsdale, 80 > 83 This was the first real disappointment with for us, as despite out performing fellow HJK players who have got rating increases to 85, such as Chris Mepham, he gets a disappointingly stingy increase. He deserves to be 85, and will be for sure when he's next reviewed, but we're going to have to wait now until the April/May review. His rating increase does cement his place as our first choice goalkeeper though, and helps to improve the spine of the side in what was previously the weakest position in the side. We're hoping that his performances can warrant a rating increase mid-season, as is sometimes the case for some of the top prospects. GK: Ramsdale (83), Peacock-Farrell (80), Travers (76) Mark Travers, 73 > 76 A nice rating increase as well for Mark Travers, who looks to be established as Bournemouth's back up goalkeeper. He's on his way to potentially challenging Peacock-Farrell as our reserve goalkeeper, and he is still very young for a goalkeeper at 20 so we're pleased with his progress. GK: Ramsdale (83), Peacock-Farrell (80), Travers (76) Strongest XI Ramsdale (83) Aarons (85) - Adarabioyo (82) - Mepham (85) - Lewis (85) Brooks (87) - Davies (86) Wan-Bissaka (87) - Cantwell (85) - James (85) Penaranda (83) Pre-Review Strongest XI Ramsdale (80) Wan-Bissaka (87) - Adarabioyo (82) - Mepham (83) - Aarons (83) Brooks (87) - Davies (86) McNeil (83) - Roberts (84) - James (85) Penaranda (83) The next player due for a rating increase is Ben Wilmot, who we're hoping will get a small rating increase for his game time out on loan at Swansea. It shouldn't be enough to provide competition for a place in the first team, but provides us with good depth in that position with one of our original signings who's making solid progress in the Championship. Premier League Predictions Max Aarons, 83 > 84/85 (85) Jamal Lewis, 83 > 84 (85) Todd Cantwell, 80 > 84/83 (85) Aaron Ramsdale, 80 > 84 (83) Chris Mepham, 83 > 84/83 (85) Ben Wilmot, 78 > 80
  13. Ramsdale missed one game this season, through a clearly reported injury, other than that he's been an ever present and other than Nathan Ake has been Bournemouth's best player this season. I don't understand the plus three at all, especially when they were generous with other players who've not performed as well (Mepham, Wilson). Bizarre really, hopefully because he is such a stand out performer he gets his rating corrected in the next month or two. If Cantwell's an 85, Jamal Lewis is an 85 and Mepham's an 85 then Ramsdale must be. First thing they've got wrong so far for the Prem.
  14. Transfers Out Joao Carvalho Age: 22 Rating: 82 Original Rating: 82 Appearances: 76; Goals: 24; Assists: 24; Average Rating: 6.85 With the current rating increases coming in, we've decided to let go of Joao Carvalho, given that his game time was going to be extremely limited and was only likely to feature in cup competitions. We've felt that he wouldn't have justified his wages, or his place in the sixty man squad cap, with him unlikely to increase his rating any time soon as he currently struggles to find himself a regular starting place in Nottingham Forest's side. He's one of the best players to ever player for us, and was key to our promotion to Division 3, whilst also featuring as a back-up player in our promotion to Division 2 and scoring a couple of important goals. He's our seventh all time appearance maker, scoring the third most goals for the club and is behind only Adalberto Penaranda in the top assists charts for the club. It does give room for players like Todd Cantwell and Steven Alzate to try and carry on the mantle, and hopefully one day eclipse the marker he's set for goals and assists for the clubs.
  15. January Transfers After Patrick Roberts, we've had another three of our prospects re-assigned loan moves by their parent clubs who feel they could do better elsewhere which is becoming a growing trend. It's certainly a good thing for us though, as it means loan moves that aren't quite working out can be addressed and hopefully our prospects are a bitter fit for another club. It also gives us a much better understanding of whether a player is going to make it, as any good prospect can fail in a loan spell, but if a player isn't rated at all by more than one manager then you can start to question it with more validity. Conor Gallagher, Chelsea > Swansea City (Loan) This is an interesting one, as Gallagher was actually doing really well with Charlton, starting every week and scoring six goals as their stand out player. He's been recalled and sent out to a slightly stronger Championship club in Swansea, which is a bit controversial, but is great for us as it's another player at the club I support. I can keep a close eye on him and see just how good he is, and I expect him to play every week given that Chelsea have hand-picked Swansea for the loan move over other clubs, presumably on the basis that he gets lots of guaranteed playing time. Lukas Nmecha, Man. City > Middlesbrough (Loan) Nmecha's loan move was going okay at Wolfsburg, and enough to earn him a rating increase in the recent Bundesliga review, but perhaps it was a step too high for him at this stage. He's been sent to the Championship with fellow Man. City and HJK younger Patrick Roberts to Middlesbrough, where he'll be expected to get a lot more football under his belt and hopefully establish himself as a regular start for the club. He's definitely developed since he was at Preston, and looks a lot more stronger physically which means he can operate as more of a striker than in the wide role he played in when he was last in the Championship and it'll be interesting to see how he gets on. Jack Clarke, Spurs > QPR (Loan) Clarke's loan spell at Leeds has been a bit of a nightmare, joining the club as a big prospect and one of the young players we had that we thought would really push on this year, but he's barely featured at all for Leeds and he's rightly been recalled and sent out to QPR presumably on guarantees of more first team opportunities. It'll be interesting to see how he gets on with more minutes, and hopefully it's more successful than his last loan spell.
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