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BigGameMo last won the day on February 9 2016

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  1. I've clarified what I meant in my original post, even though I was under no obligation to do. Your bandwagoning on Soccahappy's ridiculous behavior does nothing constructive here and only serves to inflate his ego and validate his threats. 95% of the people I know in-game don't use this sub anymore, and I have to say, after this, I'm very likely to follow suit.
  2. You are welcome to report whatever you'd like whenever you'd like to SM. You have no class using this as some sort of threat to get me to change my opinion.
  3. I don't owe an apology to SM for a damn thing. It's my opinion and I've stated and stand by it unequivocally. You've stated your disagree--fine, to each his own opinion. But an apology? Get out of here.
  4. Listen, it might just be that they're ignorant/incompetent, I concede that. I'm not trying to build a hard and fast case for racism here. But I'm saying there are few, if any, cases of missing rises that are more definite than Salah, and it does make you wonder if it is more than just incompetence at work here. After all, Strootman, Nainggolan, Dzeko, Emerson were all given risers...the only other definite riser on Roma's team was Salah.
  5. To be clear, I'm not talking about blatant racism of "he's not white so we won't give him a rise." I'm talking more subtle... you get an English player or European player with Salah's stats and he's a definite 92, perhaps even a 93. I believe subconsciously that whoever does the ratings for SM (we all know it's not soccer wiki consensus, but some guy behind the curtain) saw Salah's stats or his name or whatever and subconsciously thought that based on his background, it probably wouldn't be wrong to make him wait longer to get his rise. That's subtle racism, even if you consider racism to be a loaded term.
  6. Salah's no rise is such bull. Screw your bull SM. The guy put up 20 goals and 15 assists in 40 games. WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT FROM HIM?! Racism is the only explanation I can think of.
  7. Ahead of the new season, I wanted a permanent post where I could provide a little information on the players I was selling as justification for their price, and add or remove players as I saw fit without needing to post the information on the newsfeed all over again. So I am using this thread to do just that. My top needs this offseason are an elite or young central midfielder and elite or young highly-rated GK, ideally with Hart going the other way. However, I am open to most young talents or players with potential for growth. I also would not say no to an improved left-back, though it is not of the highest priority. Nottingham Forest Season 18 Prep Transfer List: Miguel Layun (Porto - 28 - 89 - D,DM,M,AM(RL)) - Transfer Price: p/e. The Mexican jack-of-all-trades started the season strongly linked with Real Madrid, but unfortunately, injury problems and a good run of form for the team during that period saw Maxi Pereira preferred over him down the stretch. This transfer season, early rumors already have him on the radar of Inter and Barcelona, and given his lack of PT down the stretch, it is probable that he takes the opportunity to start anew elsewhere. A starting role at Inter or rotation role at Barcelona would definitely put Layun in contention for a +1, adding to the already high value of a playerc who can play 8 different positions in SM. Iborra (Sevilla - 29 - 89 - D,DM,M(C)) - Transfer Price: p/e. Sevilla's unsung hero, Iborra has managed to record another 7-goal season despite playing as a defensive midfielder for most of the season. He even recorded a hat-trick vs Celta Vigo as a centre-back! Sevilla were 8-2-2 in the games he started in the league, and 10-3-2 if we include the games he came on for at half-time. He will undoubtedly be at the center of the action next season if Sevilla are to match or surpass this season's performances. - EDIT: NOT currently available due to injury of Wijnaldum and transfer of Rooney. Walace (Hamburg - 22 - 87 - DM,M,AM(C)) - Transfer Price: p/e. Young Brazilian midfielder was instrumental in Hamburg's dramatic escape from the relegation zone after they were favorites for the drop at the season's midpoint. Hamburg is probably well above his level, and I expect he'll move on to a bigger club in due time. Zeneli - (Heerenveen - 22 - 85 - AM,F(RL)) - Transfer Price: p/e. Bright Swedish-Kosovan talent looked unstoppable in late 2016 before the season collapsed for Heerenveen and the club could not buy a win. The team and Zeneli will look to rebuild next season, but judging by his work in the Swedish Allsvenskan and early on in the 2016-17 Eredivisie season, he's got world-class talent that just needs to be nurtured in the right system by the right coach. Aminu Umar (Osmanlispor FK - 22 - 85 - AM,F(RL)) - Transfer price: p/e. Sharp, direct Nigerian playing in Turkey, who is capable of creating his own opportunities and has already picked up a few caps for the Nigerian national team. Still room to grow rating-wise with his club if he can up his consistency. Leigh Griffiths (Celtic - 26 - 85 - AM,F(C)) - Transfer price: p/e. Not much needs to be said here. Had one of the best seasons in Scottish league football history last season, and remains arguably the best player in the league. Has started to get opportunities for Scotland as well. Others potentially available: Giovinco (if anyone would like to preagree a deal for after his TB is up, p/e), Tosun (p/e), Compper (p/e)
  8. Thoughts on Camacho's chance at a +1? 40/60 is my guess but would like to hear other opinions.
  9. Hi, As the title says, I've tried submitting a bug on the new and old interfaces in multiple browsers, but no luck. Any advice? The bug I am trying to address needs urgent attention.
  10. Hey guys, I've decided to quit SM at the end of this season. There are many reasons for my decision: it is partly due to limited time, partly due to frustration with SM as a game and partly due to hitting a ceiling with Forest. I've done a lot of terrific work with Forest over the years, building up the squad from very little, signing top talents and roaring back from relegation twice to finish in the top four twice. At this moment I am in the setup's top five managers of all time by points, and should manage to overtake Ben & Dan by the end of the season. Although I am very proud of my work with Forest, it cannot be denied that there still exists a massive gulf in quality between my Forest side and Liverpool, Sunderland, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and so on. And though I make a few good signings every season, I am skeptical that I would be able to close that gap prior to season 20 or more. What really has sealed the deal for me is SM's current rules. For whatever reason, SM has decided that I am no longer eligible to acquire newly added players. This does not seem to be tied to squad value, as I've lost out on top talents to clubs worth more than mine, and it does not seem to be tied to squad size, as Ipswich has won several of these newly added player battles over clubs much small in size and value than themselves. Constantly missing out on the top newly added talents means that my primary vehicle for improving my club, via youth player rises, is foreclosed & sharply limited. This has happened on at least ten occasions in the last ten weeks, and is likely to continue happening, as SM still have yet to explain how this random lottery is decided. Cash injections also remain deeply problematic. Although it is good that they no longer go the big clubs, it is disheartening and unfair to spend so much time scouting risers and selling them on to make, at best, a 3-4 million profit, only to watch X club which has sat around doing little in the market for the season get a 50 mil boost to spend come the next season. Makes it all rather pointless in the end. Finally, I would be remiss to not mention the stagnation of the transfer market. Simply put, there are maybe five to seven clubs who actively look to engage in the transfer market. Of those five to seven, two or three are looking for a tier of players possessed by only two to four other managers in the setup. Meanwhile, a solid 75%+ of the setup engages in very little to no internal transfer activity. The setup sadly comes to life most in the mid-season when a club gets a new manager who in his excitement is finally willing to do some deals to change his squad and bring in new players. This state of affairs only helps to ensure that those with the strongest squads remain strong, and takes out an important aspect of the game. If I am not mistaken, it is partially what ultimately lead Dan to leave his Liverpool. I may change my decision, as everyone experiences the desire to leave at one point or another, which is partly why I've delayed the ultimate decision to the end of the season. I will conduct all transfer activity as I normally would until then, with the exception that I will not agree any deals with parts to be resolved in next season. Thanks for reading, and good luck to everyone, except those facing me, with the rest of their season.
  11. They got a massive cash injection after you left, something like 30 mil or so. So manager's had a little money to play with. SMFA continue their campaign to put Forest down by moving player after player to other, bigger teams. No matter tho, we will overcome!
  12. Well, that was abysmal. 1-0 loss with zero shots on target. We had a great preseason, but it didn't seem to do us any good. Will rotate heavily in the next game and give Badstuber, Ben Yedder & Ozyakup a chance to impress. Surely they can't perform worse than the front men did today.
  13. Somewhat interested, although would depend on what I'd be giving up. I always like to start a season with at least one big transfer to reinvigorate the squad, and so I've been throwing bids around and sending PMs here and there. But I'd be very happy to receive offers as well. As anyone will tell ya, I always reply, whether to bids or PMs. In the market for a young RB rated 88 or higher first and foremost, and would not object to an upgrade on the wings either. Giovinco & Ben Yedder have gotten a good amount of interest, but will only be going in a p/e deal for an RB or better winger.
  14. Bid's in. Big fan of him, still unclear if he'll get the chance to shine at Monaco this time around but I'm rooting for him!
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