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Cardiff vs Celtic Match Summary & Report

Poor Week for the Poor Weak
Manager Derby

Recently much of Britain has been subject to a bad season yet, in Glasgow, everything remains the same. It has always been bad.

Fraser McInnes
, Manager of
Celtic
, lost twice in a matter of days to the all-Welsh side of
Cardiff City
. The
Bluepotatoes
, managed by
Dai Smout
, first knocked the
Hoops
from the
Quarter Finals
of the
DAiS Genesis Cup
on penalties before beating them again in the
League
.

"Eat My Balls"

Dai Smout, Cardiff

Following some past disagreement with
Fraser McInnes
regarding the use of a player loan against his team,
Dai Smout
stated prior to the season that he would
"Eat them alive"
. Commenting further after this weeks successess,
Smout
added,
"It was entirely appropriate - they taste just like chicken.."

Apparently the disagreement occurred in 2006. Silly buggers.

Silly Bugger
Celtic vs McInnes

Although
Mr McInnes
and his team now face a daunting relegation battle all is not lost. As, for instance, whilst
Division Two
beckons it is still far better than the real
Celtic
can manage. Silly buggers.

"Haggis Eating Surrender Monkeys"

Dai Smout, Cardiff

Maybe
Celtic
will not be filling their coffers with silverware and neither holidaying in faraway lands, it is certain that some of the team will be moving on to pastures new following this season.

We wish them luck. Currently they would benefit from a compass on the pitch as it is..

Silly b... nm.

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Fergies Fury - He Blats his Stars.

Trabzonspor 2-0 Ajax:

Sir Alex Ferguson blasted his stars last night as they lost 2-0 away to Trabzonspor.It was a game where Trabzonspor dominated possession and out played Ajax all over the park.Ajax only had 2 shots on target all night and that was enough to send Sir Alex into overdrive.Both goals came before the half time brake and that gave Sir Alex time to make adjustments during half time but no matter what he tired Ajax could not get back into the game.

After the game at the post match press conference Sir Alex let lose on his player saying "This is a poor performance from the players we can player better then this,we spoke about our game plan and did not stick to it and those players who done wrong know who they are."

Sir Alex did not want to talk to much at the conference and said he would just like to go home and open up a bottle of red win and return to normal training tomorrow.

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Division 4 Previews

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Blackpool - CSKA Sofia

6th welcome 7th in the battle of the canny get started teams. both have won only once in their last 6 games and the only previous meeting between the two ended in a 1-1 draw so I cannot see anything here at all to tell me that this match won't also end in a draw. Blackpool have gone 4 unbeaten and have shown the better form recently but Sofia had gone 3 without defeat until last week. prediction.........1-1

Real Betis - RC Lens

Leaders Betis play host to 4th placed Lens in a must win match for both sides. Betis will be looking to put some space between themselves and the 2 teams below them at the top with the help of the goals from the leagues top scorer Carlos who has 11 strikes so far, Lens on the other hand must win to catch the 3 teams above them. both have lost twice in their last 6 games and have drawn 1-1 in their only other meeting so far this season. the difference here could be the odd goal, and with Carlos on spectacular form at the moment, he may well be the diference between the two sides. Prediction........1-0

CHIEVO - Birmingham City

its 3rd verses 5th in the battle between the super-managed and the un-managed in Verona. Chievo will be fielding their all new look young gun side against the team who ended their unbeaten run a few weeks ago. the home side look to be superior in every position on the pitch and with the visitors still being led by their physio, all signs show a comfortable home win for the Italian cracks. Ganso, Santos, and Fletcher, Downing, and Ekdal all make their debuts and hitman Erding is suspended.prediction...........4-0

AS Monaco - Forest Green Rovers

2nd placed Monaco welcome basement boys Forest Green in a must win match for sides at opposite ends of the table. Monaco are behind leaders Betis only on goal difference and need the points to possibly go top while Forest Green with 5 defeats in the last 6 games need a shock win to get themselves back into the game.Monaco won 3-1 the last time the teams met and with Gervinho sitting second in the race for the golden boot, Monaco are strong favourites to take all 3 points. prediction........3-0

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DAiS Invitationals | DAiS Genesis | Division One

Goals Galore more openings than Samuels preferred bit o' snatch..

The first divison of
DAiS Genesis
provided so many scoring opportunities, records dressed in such double figures and fatness, that one could be forgiven if confusing it with the usual type of bint
Scott Samuels
ends up with. If lucky.

In fact, so many goals were passed between teams like STD's it almost qualified as a usual Saturday night for the ugly fatso (and
Scott
, their usual type of bint..)

Celtic vs West Bromwich Albion
a headline worthy of suicide
..

Recently much of Britain has been subject to a bad season yet, in Glasgow, everything remains the same. It has always been bad.

Fraser McInnes
, Manager of
Celtic
, lost twice in a matter of days to the all-Welsh side of
Cardiff City
. The
Bluepotatoes
, managed by
Dai Smout
, first knocked the
Hoops
from the
Quarter Finals
of the
DAiS Genesis Cup
on penalties before beating them again in the
League
.

Oh, sorry about that. The above is from the previous report - unsure how I managed to leave that one in. Still, manager
Smout
has beaten him on almost every occasion,
Fraser
is obviously a bit of an appendage..

Anyway.
WBA
, having not lost a single league game this season can be forgiven for expecting
Celtic
, currently fighting relegation, to drop like a big pair of wet panties (a bit like those worn by
Scott Samuels
' choice fluff..) Yet the audience were treated to a ten goal thriller in which
Celtic
, whom were 4-1 up at one stage, ended the game 6-4 in their favour.

Personally, I was more excited than an excited person with an extra special reason to be excited.

WBA
Manager,
Kevin V
or
Jnr
or whatever it is, stated after,
"It was one heck of a game. I was shocked with the result, especially with our current form. The tactics used were my same old Kevin's secret recipe but Xabi Alonso was absent due to suspension and that was a key factor."
Yes, not one to blame himself is
Kev
.

"Yet we still remain in first place by a clear four points and.."
Shut up boy and clean your room.

Hanover vs Parma
a manager worthy of killing
..

Scott Samuels
, manager of second placed
Hanover
had much to say regarding his recent win over
Parma
. In fact, so much to say that one must assume he doesn't get out much (or, when he does, the pigs he hangs with get so drunk they don't care, or are just plain stupid, or just plain..)

"
Very impressed with the win over
Parma
, 3-0 by half time and cruising, a sloppy goal straight after the break meant we couldn't relax for the 2nd half but the team played well and thoroughly deserved it, record attendance of 48,552 fans as well.

My tactics don't really differ from game to game, I try to find a system that works and stick with it and 3-5-2 is currently working well for this team who are on an 8 game unbeaten run currently.

I'm shocked at the 6-4 scoreline for
Celtic
and
West Brom
, and I can't believe that I'm happy
Celtic
won, but
West Brom
were threatening to run away with the division, 3 games left and a 4 point gap.... it's doable but I think 2nd is a more realistic aim for this season and try to strengthen for next season.

Happy with my team, looking to strengthen up front and the depth of the squad.

Fantastic league and division in general."

Good man. See, didn't I just say above how great he was?

Swansea vs Deportivo
a clash of the breastans (not allowed to print the other word..)

The above teams, under the leadership of
Ashley Holtom
and
Leigh Auston
, produced another asorbing match for the neutrals at least. It was a cracking game among cracking games.

Swansea
's
Mr Holtom
added after,
"The 3-5-2's of Wales and Spain clashed and a 4-4 draw was the result.

Could of really done with a win, and scoring four at home should get you one, but to be honest it was a fair result. They had more shots, but we had more on target."

Got you next, we're going all out for the win!
"

One must feel for
Ashley Holtom
- as you certainly wouldn't want to do it with the lights on..

Leeds vs Cardiff
peace be upon you..

Those words,
"Peace be upon you"
were spoken by
Craig White
to the opposing manager before and after these teams met for the last time this season.

"The team"
, said
Leed's
manager
Craig White
,
"were delighted that the young side had continued their good form by beating Cardiff City at home."

Offering further reflection, he continued,
"This is a very tough division, so winning our home matches is always going to be key. I'm very proud of the lads achievements so far."

And
Dai Smout's
response?
"Peace on you too.."
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Cardiff City Manager Makes Promise

Relegation
Not an Option

Dai Smout
, the manager of relegation battled
Cardiff
, has stated his belief that his team will not be joining Divsion Two next season. Speaking of both himself and his club he made it clear that
'Relegation is not an option, it just won't happen'
.

Furthermore, with regards to Cardiff's recent transfer activity he added,
'Whilst the rebuilding has only just begun, the two new signings offer much needed strength in defence and midfield areas'
.

Cardiff
need all the points they can get at this stage. Time will tell if they remain in the top divison come next season and the remaining games are crucial to their survival. Yet
Dai Smout
is convinced his team will progress,
'Starting with a win against Deportivo this evening'
.

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Arkham officials seek escaped inmate

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Officials from Arkham Asylum appealed today for the British public to help catch an inmate who escaped in October 2010.

The American establishment(full name the Elizabeth Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane) believe they have seen their escaped inmate in a RTL report earlier today on Hanover manager Scott Samuels.

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Arkham official Dr Quinzel

According to Arkham official Dr. Harleen Quinzel tells us that Scott, real name Percy Potts, suffers from schizo-affective schizophrenia, and was institutionalised in early 2008. He was making good progress prior to his escape in October two years later. It was thought that he had fled to Mexico, however it now appears that he relocated to Germany, and somehow managed to persuade the Hanover board to employ him as manager under the pseudonym Scott Samuels.

It is believed that Percy has also developed a weird sexual fetish that were he paints himself blue and wanders around nursing homes asking for a bed bath, because he's a dirty smurf

Concerns have risen that Percy may have taken several Dais Genesis managers hostage, and forced them into bathing him after being banned from every old folks home in Germany.

If you seen this man, please contact the police immediately, do not attempt to approach the loony.

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Sir Sean Speaks

by Oliver Klozov

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Paris shows of her Bentley

Following two recent press snub's by RELEGATED Cardiff boss Dai S, the delightful Sir Sean invited this reporter to his 2,900 acre palatial estate near Hampermill Lake.

I was greeted at the gates by Phil, the butler, who escorts me up the exceedingly long, winding drive, past a pink Bentley that I can only assume belongs to Paris, and into Sean's magnificent home.

Once inside I'm directed through two large double doors and into what can only be described as a small cinema. On the big screen is Transformers The Movie(the proper cartoon one), sat on some of the most luxurious chairs ever imagined are the man himself, young Swiss forward Nassim Ben Khalifa, and Paris, who appears to be crying.

After a brief introduction, Sean explained that I shouldn't worry about Paris, "she always cries when Optimus Prime dies".

Leaving Paris to the rest of the film, myself, Ben Khalifa and Sir Sean moved into another room, where Phil was waiting with a glass of Cristal Champagne for each of us.

Once settled the one time messiah of 106, had a few things to say regarding the Cardiff manager

"I'm sure you're expecting me to say all sort's of bad thing's about the ignorant oaf, but there's no need. He's got a lot on his plate coping with relegation, and not to mention that face, so he's bound to make the odd mistake.

He tries his best for the fans, so I just try and humor him"

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Cardiff boss Dai poses for the press

When asked about rumours of financial trouble on the homefront, Sir Sean said

"Rubbish. I've still got royalties rolling in from my book, Anno Domini - The Journals of Sir Sean, as well as a big money book deal for 2 sequels, and a mult-millionaire film deal to take the trilogy to the big screen. Why only today I bought Paris that Pink Bentley in the drive with the money I found down the back of the couch."

As we finished of the bottle of Cristal, Sir Sean had one final comment to make,

"I'm glad to see that season one of this experimental league has been a success, despite some chairman handicapping their team by appointing some rather poor choices of managers fluffy , and hope the success continues over into season 2 and beyond."

With that Sean summoned his driver, Brian, who took me home.

Gotta say, I found Sean a delightful chap, very charming, with the cutest of smiles you'll ever see. I tell you, one flash of that smile is enough to turn anyone.

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League 2 I End of Season Report

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League 2 began in an optimistic mood for a number of managers with promotion aspirations; after all it boasted some of the best managers in the set up and some solid teams that would be more than capable of challenging the Division 1 hob-nobs if promoted.

Week 1 began in typical fashion with many of the predicted results coming to pass. The biggest upset was the beating minnows Leyton Orient would dish out to early season contenders Socahux, a pattern that would be mirrored again and again for the hapless Sochaux manager.

By week 6 it was clear who the team to beat would be in Division 2, Atlanta has decimated all comers on their way to the top of the table and looked like being a real force. Week 7 however saw them drop their first points of the season to Basel, but they were soon back in the groove and went on to win several more games. In the same period it became clear that Sochaux and Basel were struggling with neither side able to put more than the odd win together here and there. Both teams looked like relegation certainties by the halfway mark and with the Sochaux manager away on holiday the side drifted with no idea of how to play.

Southampton had other ideas though. The Saints had started the season well and picked up some valuable early points to propel them up the table. Their lack of quality soon caught up with them however and they in their final 8 games they managed to pick up just 4 points. Finishing bottom of the pile, they picked up the wooden spoon this season.

Atlanta’s early season form began to tail off as the players realised they had done enough for promotion already and coasted through their remaining games dropping a number of points. It mattered little though as they won the league with some games to spare and the manger and his side went on holiday early leaving just the mascot to oversee the remaining 4 games.

The battle for the remaining play-off place was just as intense and nasty as the relegation battle below (indeed, given the size of the league it was the same teams battling for play-off places and avoiding relegation…). Wily old Wigan manager SOP was guiding his side through the early season mayhem with the ease of a master however and while not looking spectacular they were very solid. The second play off place became a battle between Espanyol and surprise package Leyton Orient, with the Spanish side eventually finishing above their un-fancied rivals.

The relegation battle however would go down to the last game with 4 sides still in danger. Southampton, Basel and Sochaux all needed to win their remaining while Mainz could be dragged down if other results went against them. Basel pulled off a great win beating champions Atlanta to pull them out to of the relegation zone above Socahux, but Sochaux also won, hammering Mainz to climb to safety and doom Basel despite their heroics. Southampton needed a massive victory over Leyton Orient to avoid relegation on goal difference, but much like most the season the team simply failed to turn up and they were humiliated again in front of their home fans.

Bar the play-off final, it was all over. Sochaux despite being the worst side ever seen had survived and plucky Basel had been relegated in their place.

The play-off final was next as Wigan took on Espanyol. The betting was heavy on both sides with both possessing strong squads, but veteran manger SOP would have the last say as his side managed to win a close game 1-0 to move into the top tier.
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]long long ago in a land far away. an eccentric Welsh-English halfbreed was being deported from the land of the snow to the mythical Island of Wight, never allowed to set foot on their North American shores again................ Up yours Canada! without your stupidity we wouldn't have Dais Genesis today, the most intriguing and mind free set up in Soccermanager! lets look at what you could have won!:eek:

Division 4 started as it ended, a three way race for promotion between Betis, Chievo, and early favourites Monaco.

opening day of the brand new dreamworld saw Monaco lose in front of their own fan (jaques) 3-2 against the exciting mouthwatering attacking style of football of Chievo under the guidance of their handsome manager Gaz.

this gave the Monaco players the kick up the backsides they needed and they then went on to win their next 5 games on the trot.

Betis lost only once in the same period and that was a 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Frenchmen which saw both clubs sitting just beneath Chievo in the table.

these positions stayed the same for a huge part of the season until late September when both Monaco and Betis defeated Chievo and both sides then moved above them in the table.

After a seven hour meeting with club owners, the Chievo Manager was then given the green light to sign an entire new first squad for the remaining games of the season, and in the remaining 7 games, the Italians won 5 and drew 2 to win the title on the last day of the season when favourites Monaco threw the title away when they lost at home to unmanaged Birmingham City, who were the only other team in the league to record a victory against Chievo.

The league's most entertaining side, Forest Green, who conceded 30 goals against the top 3 sides finished well bottom but the fans are right behind Manager Stewart Lauder and have every faith in him for the coming season.

most improved side were CSKA Sofia who after a turbulent start to the season, ended up losing only once in their last 9 games under Jeremy Rudd and ended up finishing fourth in the process.

With Chievo going up as Champions, all that was to be decided was who went up as runners up? and after a goalless 90 minutes in Athens in front of 71,030 fans, the tie went to a nail biting penalty shoot out which Monaco won by a single goal.

The fourth Division had a very good first season and Betis, Lens, and maybe an improved CSKA will be going all out for promotion this season against the relegated Blackburn and Watford.

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Newly appointed manager means business

Little known manager Lennon, has only today been appointed as the new manager of Mainz, however, that hasnt stopped him from delving into the transfer market already. 3 players look to be on their way out of Coface Arena, however 4 (at this current time) will hopefully agree to the terms and conditions, and pass their medicals.

we caught up with Lennon earlier today and this is what he said ..

"Lennon. Nice to finally meet you. How are you finding Germany?

"

'It's getting a little too cold for my liking to be honest. (chuckles). I'm used to sitting on the beach at this time of year, not wrapping up in winter coats. But I'm liking the beer and women of course (smirks.. )'

"alright. And the staff here at Mainz?"

'They are lovely. Everyone has greeted me so well already, and they are very happy to have me here. I'm just hoping I can return good results for the club'

"good good. And last of all, because I know you're very busy at the moment, but, can you give us any hindsight into the players you have in mind to bring into your squad?"

'hmm.. All I can say is.. Does a magician tell you his tricks?'

(drives off in Bughatti Veyron :D;) )

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Newly appointed manager means business

Little known manager Lennon' date=' has only today been appointed as the new manager of Mainz, however, that hasnt stopped him from delving into the transfer market already. 3 players look to be on their way out of Coface Arena, however 4 (at this current time) will hopefully agree to the terms and conditions, and pass their medicals.

we caught up with Lennon earlier today and this is what he said ..

[i']"Lennon. Nice to finally meet you. How are you finding Germany?

"

'It's getting a little too cold for my liking to be honest. (chuckles). I'm used to sitting on the beach at this time of year, not wrapping up in winter coats. But I'm liking the beer and women of course (smirks.. )'

"alright. And the staff here at Mainz?"

'They are lovely. Everyone has greeted me so well already, and they are very happy to have me here. I'm just hoping I can return good results for the club'

"good good. And last of all, because I know you're very busy at the moment, but, can you give us any hindsight into the players you have in mind to bring into your squad?"

'hmm.. All I can say is.. Does a magician tell you his tricks?'

(drives off in Bughatti Veyron :D;) )

[/i]

good to have you here fella;)

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End of Season Transfer Report/Gossip

After a busy initial period in the GW when it started and a few more comings and goings over the course of the season, Sky Sports took the chance to speak to each manager briefly and find out who had been their best purchase, who was one for the future, who hadn't performed to expectations and where the teams were likely to strengthen over the coming season.

Division 4

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Chievo:

Champions of Division 4, manager Garry Crawford can look forward to next season playing in Div 3. Key player Ganso has played outstandingly and much will be expected of him again this season, other players such as Downing, Santos, Fletcher. Naismith, Torje, Ekdal and Erding will be expected to help push for further promotions alongside any new acquisitions.

Best Purchase:
Getting Ganso was like a dream come true, Fletcher has been a good purchase too

Player(s) to improve next season:
Most of my team I expect to improve having bought a completely new team

Player not living up to expectations
: No comment

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
A new keeper is what I'm after

AS Monaco:

Promoted in the play-off’s and had the best goal difference in the league, much of that down to the heroics of experienced keeper Buffon. Monaco have built a team around older more experienced players and it seems to have paid off. Cabiasso, Pepe, Milito, Adriano, Gervinho, Briand, Pizzaro, Toivonen, Garay, Gignac, Mirallas and Tosic among many many new players at Monaco.

Best Purchase:
Diego Milito, he's a monster striker.

Player(s) to improve next season:
Toivonen, as my play-maker, I think that he will improve next season

Player not living up to expectations:
Nobody, the team was perfect this season.

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
Maybe a better rated defender.

Real Betis:

Unlucky not to gain promotion, but will be among the favourites for this season with a team boasting such players as the exciting Schurrle, Rodriguez, Bojan, Poli, N'Koulou, Romero, Gibbs, Coates and Grenier

Best Purchase:
Andre Schurrle

Player(s) to improve next season:
Poli

Player not living up to expectations:
James Rodriguez

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
Defence

CSKA Sofia:

Mid-table finish for Sofia who will hope to improve the team and position next season. Samuel runs the team from defence while Quagliarella is their main goal scoring threat. Sofia will hope that Adler, Andre and Jordan Ayew, Dost, Holtby, Fabio and Henriksen will perform better next season.

Best Purchase:
Bas Doost and Rene Adler have been the stand out players for me so far.

Player(s) to improve next season:
I am hoping Lewis Holtby, Markus Henriksen, both the Ayew's and Bas Doost will get better and better

Player not living up to expectations:
Quagliarella has had a poor goal return so I'm a little disappointed with him even though his ratings have been good.

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
As for squad improvements, Defence. Midfield. Attack. I didn’t have a lot to work with to start off!!

RC Lens:

A solid team has been built at Lens but no stand out stars have been brought in, Lens are hard to beat but have nobody to change the game for them. They rely on such players as Pepe, Filipe, Fernandez, Leon, Bonera, Djourou, Costa and Santa Cruz

*Manager was unable to give an interview

Birmingham:

New manager David Garvock has been brought in as results have not been as expected at Birmingham, none the less the team has brought in lots of new players and will be looking forward to a better campaign under new management. Boussoufa their key man alongside Lazovic, Trochowski, Mesto, Taiwo, Rossi, Patrick and Vivano

*Manager was unable to give an interview

Blackpool:

Currently being managed by caretaker boss Ian Holloway while they wait for a new manager to be appointed. Blackpool finished joint bottom despite having names such as Neuer, Abate, Schmelzer, Martin, Reinartz, Yanga-Mbiwa and Alderweireld in the team. A new manager is clearly needed to lead this team out of relegation fights each season.

*Manager was unable to give an interview

Forest Green Rovers:

One of our smallest teams but certainly not one of the quiestest in the market this season with over 60 new players being brought in and the entire previous squad being sold. With the average age of the 1st team being almost 40 its not hard to see why Forest were unable to keep up with the other teams boasting younger, fitter players. Many of Forest's team will retire at the end of the season leaving chances for some of the youth team to come through and prove their worth.

Best Purchase:
Robbie Fowler - £1.1m for a 37 year old seems a lot but with 3 goals in just 8 games Robbie has been great and had he been available all season we wouldn't have finished 8th.

Player(s) to improve next season:
18 yr old who supplied the ammunition for Andy Polo now getting recognition in his own right with a move to Villareal from Peru. Plenty 1st team experience in Peru should see him get a decent rise when Spanish D2 is looked at.

Player not living up to expectations:
Andrei Borissov
,
43 yr old Estonian enforcer was to boss our midfield. Bought for £370k on 04/09 he proceeded to drop -6 on 21/09 and is now worth £10k...and picked up 4 YC's in the 5 games he did play in!

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
Chikoya, Civa, Litmanen, Piracaia and Carty are all set to retire so youth will be promoted however this will still leave us short on quality at the back. A -27 goal difference needs to be lower next season as we only finished bottom on goal difference, not points.

Scott Samuels would like to thank ALL managers that have taken part in the report

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DAiS Genesis

End of Season Transfer Report/Gossip

After a busy initial period in the GW when it started and a few more comings and goings over the course of the season, Sky Sports took the chance to speak to each manager briefly and find out who had been their best purchase, who was one for the future, who hadn't performed to expectations and where the teams were likely to strengthen over the coming season.

Division 3

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Torino:

Crowned champions by way of goal difference (aided by division top scorer Ledwandowski) Torino have brought in many established stars such as Diarra, Dempsey, Boateng, Arteta, Abbiati, Giovinco and Kaboul. The purchases of Guidetti and Henriquez show promise for the future of Torino

Best Purchase:
Lewandowski

Player(s) to improve next season:
No Answer

Player not living up to expectations:
Lass Diarra

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season: Not sure, maybe the wing

Dnipro:

9 new faces at Dnipro with a mixture of youth and experience in the lineup, Huntelaar leads the front line with the future talent of Sturridge alongside him, Jack Wilshere and Yohan Cabaye command the midfield and play alongside players such as Rafinha, Giuliano and Sokratis

Best Purchase:
After having a sloppy start in his play making roll and has now come good it has to be Jack Wilshere.

Player(s) to improve next season:
I expect Cabaye to improve a bit more

Player not living up to expectations:
I am not happy with Daniel Sturridge, who has not delivered as yet.

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
I feel we need to improve in the midfield more than anything.

Trabzonspor:

Trabzonspor are another team who have replaced their entire team and were unlucky to miss out on promotion and will surely be favourites for the new season when they have players such as Pirlo and Zanetti alongside such young exciting players like Neymar, Young, Gustavo, Baines, Welbeck, Johnson, Ben Arfa, Rafael and Joe Allen. Phil Jagielka marshals the defence alongside Vertonghen.

Best Purchase:
Neymar, got him in a part-ex for chairman’s value and he's already almost doubled in value by getting his +1 last week.

Player(s) to improve next season:
Oscar to become a part of the first team soon due to his game time/goals at Chelsea, and I'm hoping both Rafael and Cuenca will get rises in the next ratings too.

Player not living up to expectations:
I can't really fault anyone's performance so far this season as all my first team players are averaging a 7.5 or above!

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
For next season, I may need to bring in someone to challenge Ter Stegen in goal (the lowest rated player in my starting XI at 87) but it depends how he fares when the German ratings come around!

Hertha BSC:

Mid table finish for Hertha who will hope to do better next season, Carlos Tevez is their key man who will look to be firing on all cylinders and Peter Cech needs to be on his best form to keep the clean sheets needed for promotion next season. Other stars for the team include Damiao, Moura, Kroos, Osvaldo, Gutierrez, Tiote, Jones, Kone, Oxade-Chamberlain, Tello and Bertrand.

Best Purchase:
Bertrand, Tello, Oxlade Chamberlain and a few others

Player(s) to improve next season:

Player not living up to expectations
: As for players living up to expectations, if any of my players do poorly then that is because I have not played the right formation or tactics or both. Manager will be ultimately the one to blame.

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
to be honest I am always striving to strengthen but at this moment I am reasonably happy.

Leicester City:

With 17 new faces at the King Power Stadium it was a comfortable mid-table finish for Sam Wainwright and his Leicester team. Defoe and Pandev lead the line while Nocerino commands the midfield alongside Belluschi and Matuidi, Alex and Fanni
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keep things tight at the back
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with experience in Phil Neville and talent in David Santon to add to the mix.

Best Purchase:
My greatest signings have been Goncalves Jonas and Jermain Defoe. even though they've only scored 6 between them, I cannot fault their efforts.

Player(s) to improve next season:
N/A

Player not living up to expectations:
I'm a little disappointed in all aspects of my team, I expected them to have performed better, but it is our first season together, everybody needs time to gel.

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
When we have suspensions and injuries we don't have a lot of cover so that's our first port of call for next season and with that we can hopefully seal promotion.

Braintree Town:

Braintree only just escaped relegation and while there have been many new players come into the club, there hasn't been a key signing of any massive quality to aid the cause. None the less plenty of young talent has been snapped up by the manager, with a clear focus on the long term future of the club. Wonder-kid Raheem Sterling was brought in, much to everyone's amazement and John Ruddy signed to keep the goals out, others include: Tomkins, Zaha, Rhodes, Gardner, Kane, Norwood, Mccleary, Baker and Robinson.

Best Purchase:
Wilfred Zaha

Player(s) to improve next season:
Raheem Sterling

Player not living up to expectations:
John Ruddy

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
I need to add higher rated players in order to cause more of a threat, however sticking with just British players for my Braintree Town, however I feel I have put up a very good fight for the team I had at the start was the weakest!

Blackburn Rovers:

Blackburn were unable to avoid the drop despite boasting a team full of established and exciting players. Key players such as Lavezzi, Valencia, Cassano, Ramires, Vermaelen, Mandanda, Asamoah, Toure, Diaby and Kolarov didnt perform as well as they should have done. Blackburn will hope they can gel better for next season and bounce back with promotion.

Best Purchase:
If I could answer no-one I would but I cant so I'll give an answer... Tommy Vermaelan I believe he is a rock at the back of a leaky defence.

Player(s) to improve next season:
El Shaarawy I'm expecting big things from him

Player not living up to expectations:
Cassano/Lavezzi both have let me down

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
All change and a major overhaul will be enforced.

Watford:

New manager Craig will have his work cut out for him taking over the relegated Watford, but a few new faces will certainly help. Brad Friedel will offer stability in goal, with Diego Lugano holding the fort in front of him. Denilson running the show in midfield and Lukaku to provide the all important goals Watford will need.

Best Purchase:
I have made some improvements to my squad quickley and both brad friedle and lugano know how good they are. the signing of lukaku is a real coup for us and is by far a great bargin and my best signing yet.

Player(s) to improve next season:
unfortunatley i am not able to answer this question yet, i have alot of young players coming in and hope they all improve beyond expectations.

Player not living up to expectations:
r
oss murrey, hes young and looking to improve

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
all over. my squad is very poor and i will be bringing alot of changes especially in defence and upfront.

Scott Samuels would like to thank ALL managers that have taken part in the report

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End of Season Transfer Report/Gossip

After a busy initial period in the GW when it started and a few more comings and goings over the course of the season, Sky Sports took the chance to speak to each manager briefly and find out who had been their best purchase, who was one for the future, who hadn't performed to expectations and where the teams were likely to strengthen over the coming season.

Division 2

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Atlanta:

Division 2 champions by 4 points over the chasing pack and with over 15 new players this season its been a busy time for Atlanta. Mario Gomez is their star man up front, but Demba Ba has been stealing the limelight with his assists and goals. Santi Corzola was seen as an astute purchase and he plays alongside Meireles, Milner, Fellaini, Naldo, Weise, Jelavic and Smalling to name a few.

Best Purchase:
Hmmm, probably going to say Demba Ba. He assisted every goal we scored in the first 5 games and launched us to the top of the table.

Player(s) to improve next season:
Everyone has lived up to expectations, though I'd like to see Gomez get a few more goals next term.

Player not living up to expectations:
None

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
As for improving the squad, I definitely need more depth. Defence is sorted in that respect, but midfield and attack are paper-thin. In fact, I think that the complete lack of injuries and suspensions have been a key factor in us winning the Division 2 title.

Wigan Athletic:

With over 20 new players at the DW Stadium, Wigan no longer resemble the struggling team of old. Star man Fernando Torres leads the line alongside other players such as: Song, Kagawa, Parker, Handanovic, Ramirez, San Jose, De Bruyne and Moses. A strong team that will be one of the front runners for promotion next season.

Best Purchase:
Has to be Torres - current top scorer in the league

Player(s) to improve next season:
Picked up Wisdom for chairman value he's going to be my biggest riser in the next year or so but shortly, Kagawa

Player not living up to expectations:
Scott Parker but only because he got a 5 week injury in the 1st game of the season and our form was patchy as best when he was out

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
I’ve got good balance to the squad so if anywhere defence could do with a ratings boost

Espanyol:

9 players have been brought in to the 1st 11 to strengthen the team and provide a base to build on, Moutinho being the star of the show here and Oliver Giroud hoping to pick off the chances layed on to him from the likes of Yarmolenko, Ranocchia, Nagatomo, Carroll, Jallet and De Marcos

Best Purchase:
João Moutinho. Great player, great performance.

Player(s) to improve next season:
I think I have some players that have margin to improve, maybe not shortly, like Alex Sandro, Yarmolenko, but even Nagatomo, Giroud and Ranocchia. Let's wait and see.

Player not living up to expectations:
Óscar De Marcos is my disappointment so far...

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
The team is quite balanced but I think the right wing and centre mid both need some improvement.

Leyton Orient:

Alot of signings at Orient, with many of the new players being young talents such as Macheda, Obi, Livermore, Digne and Pogba. Mid-table obscurity becons for Orient unless further purchases are made.

Best Purchase:
My greatest signing has without a doubt been Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore!

8 goals in 13 games ... same as Fernando Torres .. That's something to admire, especially in this muppet setu... ehrm, wonderful piece of work by Mr.Dai (heartless mongrel)

Player(s) to improve next season:
The one I expect to rise the most out of my signings is Toulouse youngster Wissam Ben Yedder who should rise by atleast +8.

Player not living up to expectations:
And the one not living up to expectations I must say have been Mr Paul Pogba ... git

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
Well, I AM looking to improve my defensive aspects with 1 or 2 signings ... aswell as perhaps adding 3 young risers to secure some future growth within the team.

I'm satisfied with my captain Bisevac, aswell as my GK Kapino, 2 main midfielders Kondogbia and Livermore aswell as my "star" striker Macheda ... but decent depth aswell as a decent CB partner to Bisevac (til Umtiti rises) is what I need the most probably.

I've won alot of games with this team, and why really bother changing a winning concept ?
(Yawn – are you finished yet? - Scott)

Sochaux:

Manager Anthony Maddison has reshaped the team, buying in such stars as Mascherano, Subotic, Hernandez, Szczesny, Lamela, Matip, Danilo and Alaba it is no wonder that they survived the relegation battle and will look to improve next season.

Best Purchase:
Duarte Bernard has probably been my best signing this season, he’s performed consistently well in a poor side and has more goals from midfield than Hernandez has up front in less games

Player(s) to improve next season:
There are a number of players that I expect to improve soon, Alaba, Matip, Lamela, Danilo. Ahamada, Isco, Xhaka, Maher, Zouma, the list goes on and promises a bright future (it’s the present that we’re screwed in!).

Player not living up to expectations:
Most disappointing player could be a number of them, Mascherano as Captain has been poor, Hernandez has been rubbish up front, however Subotic as one of the highest rated players in the side has been god-awful!

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
I’m fairly happy with the balance of the side in general, but we a striker than can actually score. That and at least one higher rated midfielder will be priority.

1. FSV Mainz 05:

8 players brought into the 1st team with some exciting players especially Llorente who has been key to the team, others brought in include Matri, Bonucci, Evans, Piatti, Feghouli and Lulic

Best Purchase:
its got to be Selcuk Inan...5 goals / 2 assists from the center of midfield.

Player(s) to improve next season:
Piatti / Feghouli ( both fantastic little players in my opinion)

Player not living up to expectations:
Fernanado Llorente has been a bit of a let down.I'll probably flog him when his TB is up.

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
Thinking of looking for a new keeper in the close season, I have Zelko Brkic in reserve ( a potential +3 perhaps ?) but then again I have never been any good at all that riser stuff...other than that a bit of depth across the squad I think.

FC Basel:

With a small squad at FC Basel its been a struggle, their key man is clearly Podolski who poses their greatest goal scoring threat, Sahin and Afellay provide the midfield with vision and Mandzukic offers some much needed width, Agger and Barzagli off a solid centre pairing with Enrique and Zabaleta rounding off the defence, Portuguese keeper Rui Patrico between the sticks. Some young talents also in the team such as Buttner, Shaqiri and Borini.

Best Purchase:
Podolski has been the best signing.

Player(s) to improve next season:
Buttner will definitely improve.

Player not living up to expectations:
Shaqiri has not performed up to standards.

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
If we don’t get relegated, we would like to get a few more defenders and reserves.

Southampton:

A completely new team but not one that could stop Southampton from being relegated, stars such as Reus, Anderson, Henderson, Rodwell, Krul, Hoilett, Alverez and Sigurdsson were unable to avoid relegation and the prospect of games in Division 3 next season.

Best Purchase:
Greatest signing is Marco Reus by a country mile.

Player(s) to improve next season:
Looking at my squad, Carl Jenkinson is looking at the biggest rise in rating.

Player not living up to expectations:
Person least living up to expectations is most definitely Hoilett, although I have two players I brought in without a club (Boenisch + Breno)

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
Definitely need an improvement on my defense, not a problem scoring but I let a lot in.

Scott Samuels would like to thank ALL managers that have taken part in the report

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DAiS Genesis

End of Season Transfer Report/Gossip

After a busy initial period in the GW when it started and a few more comings and goings over the course of the season, Sky Sports took the chance to speak to each manager briefly and find out who had been their best purchase, who was one for the future, who hadn't performed to expectations and where the teams were likely to strengthen over the coming season.

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West Brom:

Absolutely nothing remains of the original team that Kevin V took over at the start of the campaign, every single player in the team currently has been brought in with the likes of Alonso, Dzeko, Carrick, Marchisio, Melo, Koscielny, Richards, Cahill and De Gea now strutting their stuff at The Hawthorns its not hard to see why West Brom won the Division comfortably

Best Purchase:
I would have to say Edin Dzeko. Has bagged 9 goals in 12 appearances. Has 1/4 of our goals this season(36). The leading scorer for Division 1. Two MoM awards. Great guy to have.

Player(s) to improve next season:
I expect Marchisio(91), Koscielny(90), Cahill(89) to all get at least a +1 next rating changes. Marchisio has bagged 6 goals as well. Great to see a midfielder scoring.

Player not living upto expectations:
Don't really have a player who hasn't lived up to their expectations. They've all been doing well thus it is the reason why we are in 1st place. Love all my lads.

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
Will be looking to improve my defense up a little bit. Possibly get a strong defender to lead the defense. Up front and in the midfield, we look pretty solid but it never hurts to improve there as well.

Leeds United:

Leeds haven't brought in any major stars this season but have instead opted for a squad built on youth and potential, and they have impressed majorly in their debut season finishing 2nd, with the likes of Walker, Strootman, Rondon, Courtois, Varane, Ola, Caulker and Shelvey providing the backbone to a young talented team. Leeds also have a talented youth team to look forward to blooding over the next few seasons.

Best Purchase:
Greatest signing for me so far has been Ola John. 5 goals & 5 assists has been a key contribution to our surprise success so far this season.

Player(s) to improve next season:
I'm keen to see how a lot of my first team develop over the coming seasons. I expect the likes of Varane, Courtois, Narsingh & Strootman to contribute more individually & collectively.

Player not living upto expectations:
Salomon Rondon hasn't fulfilled the role expected at the club. For a centre forward to only average 1 goal every 3 games, especially given how many chances we create, is bordering on pathetic.

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
I think Leeds need to strengthen in most areas in order to have more squad depth. Injuries or suspensions are leaving big gaps at the moment. 1 key area for strengthening will be upfront. We've had superior possession & chances in a lot of matches, but no real poacher to lead the line effectively & hit the onion bag.

Hannover 96:

With a total of 12 new faces coming in and a lot of old faces heading out, Hannover no longer resemble the team of last season, instead the likes of Modric, Toure, Mata, Van der Vaart, Carvalho, Abidal, Barry and Badstuber now make Hannover a solid but exciting team to watch

Best Purchase:
Rafael Van Der Vaart has been immense for Hannover this season, Barry has been solid in midfield also

Player(s) to improve next season:
Lindergaard really needs to improve in goal

Player not living upto expectations:
Palacio hasn't scored enough and Lindergaard has let in too many

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
I think we need a prolific striker and possibly someone to challenge Lindergaard in goal, other then that a general depth to the squad is needed

Deportivo:

Deportivo have bucked the trend also and stayed loyal to their Spanish roots with many of their players being of the same nationality as the team. Alboil and Iraol top the bill for the team which also has the likes of Del Moral, Reyes, Herra, Ruiz, Cellejon, Thiago and Rodrigo. They do however have a lot of players on loan and that could impact them next season

Best Purchase:
Thiago is my best signing

Player(s) to improve next season:
Happy with the majority of my squad that i'd expect to also improve, players like Itursspe, Callejon and Adrian have stood out.

Player not living up to expectations:
Not really anyone who hasnt lived up to expectations.

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
Squad depth will need improving, I lose a lot of loans and have no money, could struggle next year.

Parma:

The signing of Robin Van Persie by Parma showed their clear intentions coming into the season, however it has taken some time for RVP to gel and rumour has it he may be on his way out of Parma if his performances don't improve. Manager Sean Fitzpatrick has also added the likes of Joe Hart in goal and Martinez, Arbeloa, Marin, Bender, Alba, Mollo, Nastasic and Niang to the team

Best Purchase:
Jordi Alba – been a rock on the left hand side

Player(s) to improve next season:
Emanuel Herrera – had a top start with 3 goals and 3 assists in 3 games, and will only get better

Player not living upto expectations:
RVP has flopped – and will probably be sold ASAP

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
Need some better reserve’s.

Swansea City:

Swansea have been very active in the market, and have added major stars to their team, the signing of Falcao was seen as a masterpiece by many in the club and adding the likes of Gameiro, Nene, Luiz, Lescott, Stekelenburg, Dembele, Garcia and Cleverley has added defensive strength and attacking creativity to an already strong side.

Best Purchase:
I'd say Falcao purely for him being at a club like Swansea.

Player(s) to improve next season:
Stekelenburg - hasn't performed the best but can be solid, will look for him to improve next season.

Player not living upto expectations:
Leichsteiner - has been to injury prone

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
General depth, in defence and on the wings mainly.

Cardiff City

Struggling Cardiff have brought in 8 players for the 1st team, with the passionate and often volatile Mario Balotelli leading the line up front, others include Griezmann, Papadopoulos, Munoz, Aurtenetex, Pereira and Leno. Predicted for relegation by many it will be a struggle to turn the team into a title challenging or promotion team.

Best Purchase:
Following the departure of some older members, we were in need of a star goal scorer to take us forward. and I think we have found that person in Balotelli whom, with experience, will settle more as a player and a person.

Player(s) to improve next season:
Others I expect to improve are Griezmann, Papadopoulos and Autenetxe

Player not living up to expectations:
No comment
(All of them - Scott?)

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
We will need to strengthen all areas of the field in the future, perhaps starting with the Defence. yet, Cardiff isn't a rich club and it will take time.

Celtic:

Suprising relegation candidates Celtic have signed 4 players into the 1st team and a few more to add to the reserve and youth teams. Eden Hazard is their star man but has spent a lot of time on the sidelines with injury for which the Hoops have suffered because of. With the strength of the teams in the Division below it is not certain that Celtic will be able to come back up now they are relegated. None the less the likes of De Jong, Cissokho, Vargas and Joe Ledley will be hoping the Hoops can bounce back next season.

Best Purchase:
Eden Hazard - shame he's already been injured due to the hatchet men of the SPL and the philosophy of other managers to kick style and ability out of our game!!

Player(s) to improve next season:
I would be hoping quite a few of the original squad would be improving such as Wanyama, Forrest etc. Thank goodness it doesn't relate to SM form or they'd all be rated below 80...

Player not living upto expectations:
No such thing. I never make a bad signing. Jeez, that would be like admitting I got something wrong.
(the fact your going down would suggest the entire team really - Scott)

Where would you like to strengthen the squad/team for next season:
Team needs to improve defensively. Something I am already looking into. And it will help if we can keep our star man on the pitch for the majority of matches.

Scott Samuels would like to thank ALL managers that have taken part in the report

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NOT GOOD ENOUGH

So it's over, a turbulent season for every club in this part of the world and a season that Leicester City manager Sam Wainwright wants to forget about right away and look forward to next season. Upon seeing his side comfortably beat Trabzonspor in their final league game of the season, Wainwright was anything but upbeat about his teams season: "We had our ups and downs and despite winning more than we lost, I still feel we let the fans down, I just want to move on to next season and put this season behind us, it's finished now and I'm proud of my team, but we didn't do enough."

This comes after Wainwrights team finished 5th in Division 3 and 4 points off the play offs. Adding to his comments, when asked about transfers he stated; "We've been given some cash in the injection but I doubt it'd pay for the buffet at an ASBO wedding. We would love to bring in cover for the first team as I found us struggling with depth last season."

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THE PLAYERS SEASON LOWDOWN

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GOALKEEPERS

Javi Varas, 30, Spanish:

Varas had a off season as Leicesters number 1 playing 14 games and conceding 18 goals. Varas had just 3 league clean sheets to his name this season and will be looking to improve on the tally next season. Rumours are that Wainwright could be looking to replace the shot-stopper if he doesn't start improving.

Conrad Logan, 26, Republic of Ireland:

Logan will have been disappointed not to have made a single appearance this season and will be pushing for that number one spot that Varas has yet to claim as his own. Logan isn't getting any younger and rumours are he's moving on.

DEFENDERS

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Tom Kennedy, 27, England:

The English left back can be happy with the amount of games he found himself playing this season after the arrival of Davide Santon and Ivan Marcano. However, Kennedy has played 5 league games and 3 cup games in which he scored 1 goal. Kennedy will be pleased with the season he's had, and so will his manager.

Davide Santon, 21, Italy (STAR MAN):

Santon has won his teams "Star Man" award for this seasons performances. Santon played a total of 10 games and was a prominent and key figure in the defence this season. Wainwright himself spoke out about Santon: "He's a quality young player and when I signed him I was in disbelief that we persuaded such a great young talent to join our club. He has done brilliant for us this season and I can only hope he keeps up his performance for next season."

Rod Fanni, 30, France:

Rod Fanni had a good season for Leicester playing a total of 12 games for his club. He will want to make sure his Right Back position is cemented for next season with the likes of Phil Neville and Davide Santon able to fill the gap if needs be. Fanni's physicality and aggression could do with coming down a little though as he picked up 3 yellow cards in the league this season.

Phil Neville, 35, England:

The Leicester veteran filled his boots this season featuring 11 times for his club and though not getting on the score sheet he managed to pick up a couple of assists and the legend does the job he's told to do to perfection, a talisman-like figure and a sure fire bet to be vice-captain this season.

Iván Marcano, 25, Spain:

The swift Spaniard featured in 11 of Leicesters matches this season and some would say Marcano was their most consistent player in the league this season. Though Marcano did not contribute to any of the goals scored, he still did his defensive duties perfectly week in week out and manager Wainwright will surely be happy with the performances he has put in this season.

Aleksandar Lukovic, 30, Serbia:

Lukovic played 8 games for Leicester this season and was one of the weaker performers in this seasons campaigns. It shows that Rodrigo Alex and Iván Marcano are still the number 1 centre backs and Lukovic will need to drastically improve on his performances next season if he wants to play more games.

Rodrigo Alex, 30, Brazil:

11 games played, 11 brilliant performances from the big Brazilian. Did his duties down to a tee and will be proud of his first full season in the Foxes ranks. Wainwright told us: "What a player he is, I wanted him and he wanted to play here, he joined, he performed and I held my mouth open in awe at some of his bulldozing tackles. He shows the hunger, desire and passion of the game in every match he plays, a proper leader."

Ritchie De Laet, 23, Belgium:

This years surprise package. Played 6 games in total for Leicester and looked comfortable in the middle of the park in most games and from going from a cert to leave at the start of the season has moved himself into the team and proven his worth.

MIDFIELDERS

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Blaise Matuidi, 25, France:

Despite having an injury that kept him out for 2 weeks, Blaise Matuidi still managed to play 11 games for Leicester this season, scoring 2 goals and assisting 3. Matuidi just missed out on the Leicester Star Man award this season after some scintillating matches from the Frenchman. Matuidi is now established as one of the first names on the team sheet on match days.

Mehmet Akgun, 26, Germany:

Akgun performed when he needed to this season. Despite only featuring in 5 league games and 2 cup games, Akgun still managed a goal and was hailed as brilliant during his game against Trabzonspor. Akgun has reportedly seeked an improvement on his current contract and has expressed his desire to stay at the club and help Leicester City succeed in promotion.

Antonio Nocerino, 27, Italy:

The talismanic midfielder turned out in 11 matches for Leicester scoring a single goal and picking up 2 yellows. Nocerino himself though, was disappointed with his performance this season, in a recent interview he told us; "I felt I didn't perform as well as I know I can this season, I picked up a knock in pre-season and I haven't felt the same since, now we are on vacation for a couple of weeks I will give it a lot of rest and hope to come back next season fitter than ever."

Fernando Belluschi, 29, Argentina:

Belluschi played 10 games for Leicester City this season, scoring 3 goals and assisting the 1. Belluschi has cemented himself into the starting 11 in recent weeks and only missed Trabzonspor's match due to an injury and physios have said he should hopefully be back at the start of November.

Burakcan Kúnt, 20, Turkey:

Kúnt managed to play 11 games for the Foxes this season despite only being 20 years of age in which he got 2 goals and 2 assists. Upon his first season in Division 3 he told us: "I really didn't expect to play, I mean, I feel I'm utter rubbish but for some strange reason the gaffer had so much faith in him and I felt I owed it to him to show that he made the right decision to play me so often." Wainwright unveiled the reason he played Burakcan so often in a later interview: "He's sexy."

Jonathan Pitroipa, 26, Burkina Faso:

Pitroipa's season was marred by a succession of injuries and in the end he only managed 6 games. However he did still manage to pick up the single goal and 3 assists in those 6 games. Pitroipa will want to keep his fitness in the coming season and help his team to chase promotion, if he has a hand in 4 goals in the 6 games he played, how much could he contribute if he had played all season?

Paul Gallagher, 28, Scotland:

Though only a fringe player nowadays, Gallagher seems rather upbeat about his position at the club and feels he is happy where he is: "I've had other offers but I love Leicester City Football Club and it's fans, I'd never want to leave and would only leave if I was forced out." However earlier on today a statement came from the LCFC claiming: "Paul Gallagher has been transfer listed by the club to bring in more funds for the development of the team."

Emmanuel Riviére, 22, France:

Another player whose season was ravaged by injury. Riviére will have been disappointed with his first season and lack of games. Emmanuel turned out in just 1 match at the start of the season and within that match was injured and was on the sidelines for an astonishing 5 weeks. With that Riviére was virtually out for the season and Leicester had to look at their fringe players for cover. Hopefully Riviére can this season play more than a measly 60 minutes.

Goran Pandev, 29, Macedonia:

Goran Pandev was the forefront of everything that is Leicester City this season. Playing 14 games and scoring 3 goals with 3 assists, Pandev was always in the spotlight. His performances were consistent and he was in great form. Wainwright has already expressed his desire at seeing Pandev play again this season and he only hopes that the Macedonian can score a few more goals.

FORWARDS

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Gonçalves Jonas, 28, Brazil:

3 goals in 7 games in the league for Jonas would be considered as a good turnover. Unless of course, you're Jonas or his manager. It is said that both were disappointed in his lack of goals and since the end of the season Wainwright has apparently had sit down talks with Jonas and wants to see him become more selfish next season and start shooting more. Lets hope it works.

Jermain Defoe, 30, England:

4 goals in 9 games in the league for Defoe would also be considered as a good ratio. But once again Wainwright has grilled Defoe over his lack of shots and glaucoma induced shooting. Speaking to us 2 weeks ago, Wainwright told us; "His shooting has been pathetic, he couldn't hit a child with a tank that lad. I told him to pick it up in training and would you believe it he started crying. I think it's his time of the month." However Defoe is another player who agrees his form was off: "I told the gaffer I was unhappy with my performances and he totally agreed, which made me happy, I've not felt comfortable yet here but I'm determined to fit in a prove that I'm the best striker ever to walk the planet."

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DAiS Genesis | Genesis Cup

As the first official cup completion of the new setup, the Genesis Cup was met with something approaching anticipation rather than the usual “screw this, I’m putting out all 70 rated players”. But only one team could go on to win this precious piece of silverware…

The first round saw big wins for a number of teams, Trabzonspor, Celtic, Espanyol and Parma all looked strong in their opening games while a number of teams could not be split at all and needed penalties to separate them. Much fancied Wigan were the biggest team to be eliminated at the first hurdle as manager SOP focused his Vulcan powers of attention on the league instead.

Round two saw Division 2 leaders Atlanta dumped by underachievers Sochaux in a one sided game, Hertha spanked Basel and Cardiff somehow made it past Forest Green Rovers in the highlights of the round.

Things began to noticeably heat up in the Quarter final. Cardiff edged a penalty win over Celtic in the old boys battle, Leicester scored two quick goals to dump Trabzonspor, Sochaux fluked another win over Southampton and Hertha continued their good form with a comfortable win over Parma.

The Semi’s were always going to be a tight affair and so it proved. Socahux ended Cardiff’s good run in a tight game while Hertha found things more difficult against Leicester in a game that could have gone either way before they grabbed a dramatic winner with 2 minutes to spare.

The final was set up nicely between two relatively equal teams. Sochaux by this point were fighting for their lives in Division 2 while Hertha were comfortable in Division 3, but there was undoubted quality in both teams. Both teams set up defensively but Sochaux’s 5 in midfield began to dominate midfield possesion and it was they that broke the deadlock 36 minutes in. In a fairly even match Sochaux had the better of the chances and were able to hold onto their lead to take the first ever DAiS Genseis Cup. Maddison was ecstatic with the sides win and celebrated with an extra cup of hot chocolate that night, while the side went out on the town with their £5 win bonus.

DAiS Genesis Cup Winners

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Sochaux

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LENNON ERA BEGINS WITH BOOM!

Lennon promised he would be bringing in new faces at Mainz immediately, and boy did he live up to it. Just a couple of days after taking over, he has 5 stars in for their final medicals. The likes of Branislav Ivanovic, Gael Clichy and Sven Ulreich are on the brink of signing first team contracts, with Lucas Andersen and Nikola Ninkovic coming into the youth system. These 5 stars are Sure to strengthen the overall outfit, and provide a better performance this season.

Ivanovic and Clichy will partner up with Bonucci and Johnny Evans in defence, to boast a very solid and sure defensive line in front of soon to be goalkeeper Sven Ulreich. Add Defensive midfielder Inan into the equation and Mainz boast what should be a fairly solid wall for other teams.

Ninkovic and Andersen will have to bide their time for now, but at 17 and 18 years of age respectively, they can't expect too much too fast, or they could find themselves being shown the door. For now, they will have to make do with youth team football, and maybe the odd substitute appearance according to Lennon.

On the talk of more transfers, Lennon only revealed that he has 'many many more transfer options and ideas to form, and create a side that will only allow the competition to watch and admire the rise of Mainz'.

Very stern words, by a very confident young manager. Only time will tell, but for now, he certainly seems to be changing things significantly at Mainz.

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DAiS Genesis | Media | Season Awards

DAiS Genesis

communicate | connect | care | count

report | end of season vs start of season

on the eve of the new season, we take a look back at the game world and its beginings, the climax and awards of the first season, plus having a peek of what the future promises.

the premise behind DAiS Genesis was remarkably simple, that one care about their game world - the players, team, squad, results, position and future. yet these such feelings should not being merely restricted to one's own club, but the members and game world as a whole.

achieving this goal meant communication was key, without such then one may as well play with themselves (and probably do..) DAiS Genesis ensures games are personal via daily banter, both here and in a (thriving) Facebook group; an active transfer market and a much lauded media system which not only reports upon teams, managers, matches etc but additionally benefitting from regular in depth interviews with all members, team analysis and polls to ensure the game world remains the best it can be.

thus, DAiS Genesis has attracted some of the most popular and successful members to grace Soccer Manager since the game began. the plaudits from such has been immense, along with the background support this custom setup has received.

in fact, i would go so far as to say that some of them are welcome to marry my cousin (i don't mind .. you should hear the noise she makes whilst eating a boiled egg..)

awards | season one

as a regular feature, managers of DAiS Genesis are eligible for awards following each end of season. thus, the winners for season one are as follows..

DAiS Genesis

manager of the season

Craig White | Leeds United

journalist of the season

Dai Smout | Cardiff City

report of the season

Lee Bradbury | Atalanta

flop of the season

Dai Smout | Cardiff City

DAiS Genesis Cup

Anthony Maddison | Sochaux

Division One

Manager of the Season

Craig White | Leeds United

Champions

Kevin V | West Bromich Albion

Division Two

Manager of the Season

Lee Bradbury | Atalanta

Promoted

Lee Bradbury | Atalanta

Si Nicholls | Wigan Athletic

Division Three

Manager of the Season

Riece Monro | Torino

Promoted

Riece Monro | Torino

Sir Alex Ferguson | Dnipro

Division Four

Manager of the Season

Garry Crawford | Chievo

Promoted

Garry Crawford | Chievo Verona

Abu Dhabi | AS Monaco

DAiS Genesis | the future

due to the very nature of the game world, communication between members remains paramount to future developments. DAiS Genesis will grow further and offer a greater level of media reports and articles, its Facebook group continues to achieve success as a focal point for managers, along with its placement as the centre of discussion regarding game world terms and conditions, seasonal awards, promotion of media articles, general discussion and (naturally) banter.

the importance of manager communication can not be understated. DAiS Genesis is a setup made for people and by people.

the progression of such a group has exceeded expectations and continues to enjoy its status as a meeting point for members. furthermore, both this group and DAiS Genesis has resulted in many many friendships between members. well, apart from Voodoo Dujo, as he is hated by everyone..

many thanks to all supporters and members, have fun :)

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NEAR PERFECT PRE SEASON FOR WATFORD

After a change of manager at the end of last season and introducing Craig Sinclair as the new man to take them forward, Watford have had a very impressive pre season. It all started with a huge overhaul of there squad with only 3 players remaining from the squad that was relegated to division 4. A combination of big name signing and a batch of youth talent brought in by Sinclair has given the fans a huge boost for a very pivotal season. The new names on the fans lips include papiss cisse, romelu lukaku, abel hernandez and Georginio Wijnaldum, then you throw in the experience of brad friedel, diego lugano and florent maluda Watford look very strong.

Pre season started with a bang a quality 3v2 victory over sochaux (lukaku 2, denilson) followed by a 0v0 with hertha berlin set the pace. then came three 2v0 victorys over leicester (cisse, denilson) blackpool (santana, cisse) and Leeds united (denilson 2).

Pre season comments by Sinclair indicate the board look to stableise a club who looked lost and gone before sinclairs appointment. Sinclair thinks he has a very good squad and looks to push for promotion back to division 3. Either way we look to have a very exciting season infront of us watching watford.

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NEAR PERFECT PRE SEASON FOR WATFORD

After a change of manager at the end of last season and introducing Craig Sinclair as the new man to take them forward' date=' Watford have had a very impressive pre season. It all started with a huge overhaul of there squad with only 3 players remaining from the squad that was relegated to division 4. A combination of big name signing and a batch of youth talent brought in by Sinclair has given the fans a huge boost for a very pivotal season. The new names on the fans lips include papiss cisse, romelu lukaku, abel hernandez and Georginio Wijnaldum, then you throw in the experience of brad friedel, diego lugano and florent maluda Watford look very strong.

Pre season started with a bang a quality 3v2 victory over sochaux (lukaku 2, denilson) followed by a 0v0 with hertha berlin set the pace. then came three 2v0 victorys over leicester (cisse, denilson) blackpool (santana, cisse) and Leeds united (denilson 2).

Pre season comments by Sinclair indicate the board look to stableise a club who looked lost and gone before sinclairs appointment. Sinclair thinks he has a very good squad and looks to push for promotion back to division 3. Either way we look to have a very exciting season infront of us watching watford.

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didn't you play Chievo?:D

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DAiS Genesis | Division 2

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Week 5 | 18-11-12

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Espanyol have been in decent form so far this season and while not pulling up any tree’s, they've proved difficult to beat. The side continues to develop with manager Vitorino adding quality to an already decent side and they now have more strength in depth than last season.

Mainz have also been performing solidly so far but new manager Claridge is striving hard to make the side his with a number of new signings coming in. The side now has more quality right through and a number of good youth prospects should add to the longer term future and give the manager a platform to build on.

This looks a difficult game to call. Both sides have performed at a similar level so far this season which is mirrored by their league positions, 4th vs 5th. Both sides look like they will field similar strength starting eleven’s also and this looks like a draw all day long.

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The early stages of the season find Leyton exactly where you would expect them, bottom. With four defeats from four it looks like it’s going to be a long season for the hapless manager. The side lacks quality throughout but at least the future of the team looks solid with a number of talented youth players that should come through. Eventually. Some poor management however has meant that coming into this game the side is mostly not match fit and this will make things even more difficult for them

Torino have struggled since their promotion and find themselves involved in a relegation battle already. There is some ability in the side but concerns persist that long term they may not have the staying power of the sides around them, but they look a well balanced outfit and should survive.

This looks a sure fire away win. The massive gulf in ability in emphasized even more by Leyton having to field a weakened side when they are already the weakest side in the league, and if Torino don’t win this by at least 5 goals they may as well pack up and go home now.

Leyton Orient 0 - 6 Torino

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Celtic’s poor run of form from last season continues into this season and they find themselves struggling at the wrong end of the table. The side looks a good one long term but other than stand-out performer Eden Hazard, they lack quality at this level and could very well find themselves suffering back to back relegation's without some additions to the squad.

Dnipro have started life in Division 2 quite well and find themselves third without playing great. Controversial manager Dujo Tony has bought quite well to date and the side looks like it should develop nicely, but it remains to be seen if the players or the manager will take the spotlight come the end of the season with the manager being quite vocal in his opinions of himself and others so far, especially regarding his rivalry with sheep loving veteran Dai Smout.

This could go either way, but if I had to pick a winner it would be Dnipro, they have a better staring eleven and are in marginally better form than their hosts.

Celtic 1 – 2 Dnipro

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Game of the Day - 1st vs 2nd

Despite their humiliating relegation last season Cardiff have hit the ground running this season and are the only team with a 100% record. Smout has resisted the urge to buy top stars this season and so far this seems to have worked in their favour as the side perform far above expected. Credit must go to the manager for getting such good performances from such an average bunch of players, but you have to wonder how long they can perform at this level without strengthening key areas.

Socahux have strengthened their side throughout this season after their embarrassing performances last season saw them Houdini their way to safety in the final game of Division 2. It seems to have worked so far as they have now recorded 3 wins in a row despite more lax management from manager Maddison. Alleged rumours of him skipping training to drive round forumers houses with “brown envelopes” amid the FOTY competition running have so far not been confirmed, but police are investigating his suspicious 9 votes, which is approximately 9 more than expected.

On paper this looks like an away win as they are stronger in several key areas. However, form, manager ability, and home advantage sit with Cardiff and this points toward an even contest with a draw looking most likely.

Cardiff City 1 – 1 Sochaux

Note: Due to some sort of error with photobucket the Dnipro badge is displaying as an earlier version that was uploaded and is slightly oversized and i can't for the life of me get it to bloody display properly.

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Cardiff vs Sochaux Match Preview

Clash of the Big Huge Knockers
Title Defining Game

(my apologies, it wouldn't let me print 'titans'..)

That is how it's described by the Manager of
Cardiff City
.
Dai Smout
, whilst enjoying his teams' 100% start to the season (and remaining unbeaten in the previous seven), states tonights match against their 2nd place rivals as being the most important of any game this season.

Apparently this includes all matches prior to and following tonights game. Speaking from his home, far away from Wales (
"as the whole place is just full of titans"
),
Mr Smout
declared, "
As far as this season goes, I can not imagine a more important match. This game will decide whether the
Bluecrumbs
belong in the pit with the big boys or belong in the pit full of sand with
Elohim
.
" Furthermore, the
Cardiff
boss continues, "
Being second isn't successfull, it means you lost.
"

To press his point home
Dai Smout
added, "
The top dog stands tall. He, or she
[ss],
has no need to smell the other dogs bums, they smell his. Smell my bum.
"

"Smell my Bum"

Dai Smout, Cardiff
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The Master VS The Apprentice:

Sir Alex Fergusn VS Dai Smout:

Dnipro VS Cardiff Match Overview:

Sir Alex Ferguson will take on Dai Smout in a few days time a man two times his senior in the second biggest game of the season.Sir Alex a well established manager in the league with 213 sm points will take on for the very first time Dai Smout a junior with with 71 sm rep points.

The two will do battle tomorrow night when there clubs go head to head for the very first time since the league began.Sir Alex got his team promoted to 2nd Division whilst Mr Smout got his team relegated (giggles) to 2nd Division last season.Both teams come into this match losing there previous matches, Dnipro lost 1-0 to Celtic while Cardiff slump to a disappointing 5-1 to Sochaux.

Sir Alex did not want to comment to much on this opposite number much since the pear have never meet before but did say he has a lot of respect for Dai as he is a lot older then him and he has had a great start to the season.Sir Alex how ever wasted no time in saying that he is yet to prove him self as an established manager, he is yet to win trophies in this league and my trophy cabinet (in general) is a lot more cluttered then his one is.(giggles).

Sir Alex did not want to talk to much on tomorrows game as he was eager to get home and open up a bottle of red wine and put his feet up, however before he did leave the press conference he did want to send a message to Mr Smout, or more to the point to press his point home (giggles) he went on to say "The top dog does stand tall, he has no need to smell the other dogs bum, but the only thing Mr Smout will be smelling tomorrow is the score line that will be in front of him at dinner time come tomorrow night.(giggles)

"Ënjoy The Dinner"

Dujo Tony - Dnipro.

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