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If a club opens up, then i would be happy to join! In SM, my name is Brian Holland.

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Hello stranger ;)

Great to see you back interested in joining 87+ again after your stint at Zalaegerszegi TE.

You did pretty well looking back at your stats, 60 games averaging 2.05 points a game. Not to shabby ;)

I will add you to the waiting list (number 2 on the list) and will let you know when a club becomes available:)

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Well a new season is upon us and with it new hope :)

This season I (Monkeyshuffl) will be doing the pre-season preview due to tranmere having exam commitments :rolleyes: I know I know what about his commitment to 87+ right? :o

Started writing it (3 teams done) but have to do some work :(;)

Hopefully it will be up in the next couple of days so keep an eye out :D

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Still can't sell Felix Klaus as the SMFA cancel the transfer and Koulibaly has risen to 87 today so he is transfer listed and removed from the side :)
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Season preview should be up later today :)

Might be the most controversial yet as some teams will get a review they might not like :P

Nothing nasty but some teams really could make more of an effort if they still want to participate in the GW, like logging in for a start :rolleyes:

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SEASON 9 PREVIEW

By Monkeyshuffl

Below is my season 9 preview. Its a bit of fun so hope you all enjoy :)

It was interesting looking over every team as I haven't done that the last two seasons as Tranmere stepped in for me doing the preview. What was clear is the standard of teams is higher than I have ever seen before, yet not all the strongest teams in my opinion are competing in division 1. Thats not unusual I would say as 4 of 10 have to be relegated but there are a couple in div 2 that didnt get promoted yet look div1 quality! Its not all up up and up though as some teams are deffinitly not as strong as they were last season due to enforced sales and face tough seasons ahead.

Enjoy:D

Division 1

Guartingueta

Strength: Reigning Division 1 champions and have everything still in place from last seasons success from manager to players. Star players Jimenez and Westwood help give them a solid spine to the team and are supported by numerous other good players. Should mount a serious title defence and with their squad depth they could be one to look out for in the cup.

Weakness: Not a lot of weakness to be found in their squad though perhaps another defender and DM would help supplement the team should they lose Westwood.

Muathong United

Strength: Star player Mitrovic will be the player manager DB looks to in getting enough goals to turn into points to keep them from falling back through the trap door to div 2. 3 goals and 7 assists from only 10 games last term looks promising. Decent supporting cast to the team especially from Vietto, Gomez and Chambers.

Weakness: They look one of the weaker sides on paper in the division and did very well to stay up last season outlasting several other top sides including the former champions. If they lose a couple of their best players they will likely struggle. Add to that their GK Pomazan is only rated 82, goals could fly in at the wrong end.

Jahn Regensburg

Strength: Newly promoted and looking to make waves in Div 1. Star Players Suso and Mauricio give them balance both in attack and defence along with a good supporting cast. From the depth and quality of their squad they won't be looking to merely stay up this season, they look ready to mount a title assault and go far in the cup.

Weakness: About to lose star player Goretzka due to an enforced sale and could probably do with a genuine star striker. Striker Dani Schahin (84) had his best season in front of goal last season with 10 goals and 3 assists from 16 games but can he make the grade at the top level?

FC Nordsjaelland

Strength: No real star players but a decent team with a GK who they could be relying on to keep them afloat in the league. Probably the youngest squad in the GW with their oldest players being just 22 years of age! so plenty of room for player rating rises which they have achieved well with in the past. Should have a big war chest to tackle the transfer market with after selling players recently.

Weakness: Ravaged last season by enforced player sales they have a lot of rebuilding to do to replace the star players that left. Only 39 players at the club too which means they are pinning their hopes on a small bunch of players. With the current crop of players they will do well to avoid relegation.

Liverpool de Montevideo

Strength: Star players Cartabia and Jefferson. Strong squad depth and quality to match. In Cartabia they might well have found a playmaker that can lead them to their first league title. They have experience at being in a title race that they narrowly lost and should be there abouts come the end of the season again. One of the favourites for the league and the cup due to their squad depth.

Weakness: Yet to land a league title. Faded fast last season after a good start narrowly missing relegation and choked the season before going in to the last game of the season when top of the table. Can they live up to expectations this season? If they are going to their miss firing strikers Buyuk (4 from 17) and Goulart (6 from 16) are going to have to find the back of the net more often! Could do with a couple more star players to make the difference.

Willem II

Strength: Star player Milanov will be pulling the strings for the newly promoted side but he also has good support around him and a solid keeper to rely on. They won the league once before when unfancied so will fancy their chances of pulling off a shock again!

Weakness: A bit of an unknown quantity - they could surprise and make a title push but just as likely they could find themselves in a relegation scrap. Could do with adding some quality defenders to their ranks as well as hunting for a top notch striker.

UD Logrones

Strength: A very strong side that boasts no less than 5 star players of 86 rating as well as good players to make up the side. Newly promoted by way of automatic promotion rather than division winners but make no mistake this team has to be taken seriously when talking about title contenders. Few will match the strength of their first eleven and with squad depth too they could make a cup run.

Weakness: With five star players on they books they run that fine line of having a superb first team yet are only a small step away from it being devastated by enforced sales. A couple more good players are probably needed any way in case of injures or suspensions but with sales looming the urgency is pressing!

Rayo Vallecano

Strength: Last seasons division 2 champions and possibly on paper this season's favourites for division 1. They too boast five star players and have a very good supporting cast. With four of their stars attacking players goals should not be a problem and is easy to see why they set a GW season best points tally of 39 points last term. Great squad depth that should see them as one of the favourites for the cup too.

Weakness: Their defence isn't as strong as their attacking options and will surely be an area they look to strengthen.

Crewe Alexandra

Strength: Star players Locadia and Casteels. Locadia smashes the goals in at one end whilst Casteels keeps them out at the other. Casteels is one of if not the best GK in the GW at the moment. Good supporting cast to the first team too. With a bit of good fortune they have an outside shout at the title. Again they should be good enough to keep clear of relegation - something they have never had happen to them before!

Weakness: Could do with more depth to the squad as their is not a lot of quality in reserve should it be needed. 3 suspensions to first team players to start the season could prove costly - a bad start and their first ever relegation might be heading their way!

Rochdale

Strength: Star player Stones and a decent supporting cast. Good squad depth should help with absentee's and provide them with enough ammunition to mount a cup run. Whilst the title may be an ask to far reelgation is by no means a certainty with such good depth.

Weakness: Promoted by way of the playoff history tells us they are one of the favourites to go back down. Their GK is perhaps the worst in Div 1 and could be their undoing unless they are able to remedy this. Like most teams few more genuine quality players are needed if they are to take the next step up.

Tip for the title - Rayo Vallecano

Tip for relegation - Muathong United, FC Nordsjaelland, Willem II, Rochdale

Dark Horse - Jahn Regensburg

Division 2

Furth

Strength: Star players Ezekiel and Quintero and a good supporting cast. Good squad depth too which should mean a cup run is on the cards. A quality outfit that wouldn't look out of place in Div1. Should be looking for automatic promotion this season and anything less would surely have to be seen as a failure.

Weakness: Despite looking like a Div 1 side it wasn't enough to keep them there. The problem needs solving if they are to bounce back at the first attempt and getting a couple of quality defenders in to boost the ranks would be a good place to start.

Barcelona B

Strength: No real star players but an OK team. With luck they could make the play off's - if they do it would be some achievement! Under new Management late last season with Gurpal Singh at the helm now, fans will be hoping they have finally found a manager to turn their fortunes around!

Weakness: One of the weaker teams in the division with a lot resting on Kroos' shoulders to pull rabbits out of the hat. General strengthening throughout the side is needed and a better GK is a must to stop the season heading south. Recent investment has been made in the last couple of seasons but much more will be need to turn the clubs fortune around after some quiet times at the club.

Wrexham

Strength: An embarrassment of riches at their disposal boasting five star players and quality throughout the rest of the side. Great squad depth too mean they are serious contenders for not only the Div2 title but also the cup. This team wouldn't just look out of place in Div 1 they would also be the best team in Div1. Ever active in the transfer market this team is well setup for the future.

Weakness: Former Div1 champions relegated the following season. What happened? God only knows. This team is far too good to stay in Div 2 for long but why they got relegated in the first place could end up being the reason they stay there come the end of the season. Some say there has been a Yoko Ono effect going on, others that manager Fred Ziko's educational aspirations have become a priority for this young talented manager. Whatever the reason the fans aren't happy and expect the success he has made them accustomed to in recent seasons!

FC Lugano

Strength: They still have arguably the most successful 87+ manager to date at the helm and along with Adrian and Derley as their star players and a decent team makeup they have a fighting chance to get promoted. Unlucky to miss out on the playoffs last season they will be looking to push on and get back to Div1 where they made a name for themselves. Decent squad depth means they could be a somewhat surprise contender for the cup.

Weakness: Recent seasons haven't been kind to them and another season of disappointment could be looming if a few more quality players don't emerge for them soon.

Zalaegerszegi TE

Strength: Star player Casco and an OK team lineup. If they can get a run together they might push for a playoff place.

Weakness: One of the weaker teams in the division with little quality or depth. Investment in the team is needed badly if club fortunes are to be turned around but a transfer ban currently shackles them from being able to do this. When the ban ends the fans will see whether the manager is the man for the job!

NK Varazdin

Strength: Star player Kurzawa and a good supporting cast make them a contender for automatic promotion. Always active in the market for new talent they give themselves the best chance of rebuilding the team again after enforced sales.

Weakness: Relegated last season spirits will be low. Fans will be gutted to have lost Saul Niguez from an enforced sale but eyebrows will have been raised from the selling of Marko Livaja - Do they need the money to balance the books? General strengthening throughout the side is needed to help the promotion push.

Calcio Como

Strength: Star Players Belfodil, Ferri, Arnold and Murru swell as a good lineup to suit. Another surprise relegation from them last term and will look to get promoted at the first attempt minimum. They have a realistic chance of challenging for the title and are a real contender for the cup too with their quality of depth.

Weakness: A surprise relegation considering the quality they have available suggests the problem lies elsewhere. Fans are starting to question the managers commitment to the cause due to him not been seen at the club for nearly 3 weeks and are also frustrated by the transfer ban they have and the general lack of investment in the club in recent seasons. Can the manager turn them around? Does he still care? Will the board give him more time? This season we will find out!

Stade Brestois

Strength: Star players Vilhena, Praet and Guerreiro and an OK squad depth. Should be in contention for promotion this season whilst also the potential for a cup run.

Weakness: Could do with a better GK and also some real firepower up front or it could be their undoing. Despite a large squad they could also do with being a bit more active in the market to ensure new blood comes through into the first team. Could struggle if several first teamers become unavailable.

Doncaster Rovers

Strength: Star players Bruno, Vadillo, Perez and Van den Bergh as well as a good supporting lineup. The potential is there to make a strong promotion push and should be there a bouts come the end of the season. With the coming together of 4 star players at this moment in time it could be their season. Their newish manager has bedded in for a season now and has done good work in the transfer market by bringing in a lot of fresh new faces to look to the future.

Weakness: Despite several star players they have languished in Div 2 for a while now and are still a work in progress. It will take time for the mangers transfer activity to fully pay off and as such are still in need of several good players to strengthen the first team to make sure they get promoted then stay there. If the stars move on it will be a long hard season for them once more.

AC Siena

Strength: Star players Ocampos, Sararer, Kacaniklic and Romero and a decent supporting lineup. With 4 star players in your team you should always have a chance and thats exactly what they have got. Should be in and around the promotion places as well as a possible cup run due to a decent squad depth.

Weakness: The quality of their GK will be a concern and could play a major factor on whether they do well or not. However the most concerning issue at the club remains the manager who is rarely seen or heard of. Rumours suggest he was about to be sacked by the board late last season but hung on after an 11th hour emergency meeting. Since then though he has not been seen again. Fans have grown beyond restless at this and demand action from the manager both in terms of leadership and in the transfer market or do the honourable thing and walk away from the club. Manager last seen spotted on a beach in Italy sunning himself on a deckchair next to Como's manager!

Tip for the Title - Wrexham

Tip for Promotion - Doncaster Rovers, Furth, AC Siena

Dark Horse - FC Lugano

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Sorry for not writing a great deal but had so much going on the last few months so I tend to neglect the forum but focus on the game more.

Going into my first full season as Crewe Alexandra manager I was really positive that a good start could see a title push but just like the season that I took over midway through we started in the same manner and dropped far too many points early on.

Our form picked up again and towards the end we were strong again, with that in mind it's very much the same as last season where I hope to get off to a good start and see where that takes us.

On the transfer front we have finally managed to get a deal completed that has seen Felix Klaus leave the club for £5.8m which boosted the clubs finances to close to £15m which we have now just reinvested into the squad with 9 new players coming in to try and add some depth.

With the focus being on youth players I am pleased with who we have bought in as they cover a variety of positions and with some nice rises should prove to be good signings.

The previous set of signings I made has seen numerous risers who are now borderline to the subs bench so all is positive for the time being but as is the case with GW's like this I have to be on my toes in the transfer market.

Now to get the pre-season out the way and get that start we hope for :D

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Why isn't there any squad or buying cap? BIG clubs buy almost every target of mine bcoz they have more money to spend. Sell them for more value and get richer and richer. Small clubs like mine (barca B) have to try their luck with less promising players whom nobody wants or just see their finances eaten up by wages . This makes it almost impossible to lift the club up. :( Smaller clubs should be given chance to come back and some rules like squad/ buying caps should be used IMO.

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Why isn't there any squad or buying cap? BIG clubs buy almost every target of mine bcoz they have more money to spend. Sell them for more value and get richer and richer. Small clubs like mine (barca B) have to try their luck with less promising players whom nobody wants or just see their finances eaten up by wages . This makes it almost impossible to lift the club up. :( Smaller clubs should be given chance to come back and some rules like squad/ buying caps should be used IMO.

Sorry but that's never going to happen. Ive got a big squad with some good players but I'm certainly not rich or really getting any richer and my wages are brutal. I'm constantly going in and out of debt. Due to that Ive missed out on buying lots of players but that's good and how it should be. The system works. Ive also not bought many hyped up super kiddies due to not wanting to get into a bidding war to often as money is tight and also others get there first.

That's what you need to do in a nutshell get in first and buy players before anyone else is interested in them, just because no one else seems to want them doesn't mean they are poor and not worth buying. There's always more players worth buying its just about scouting well and looking in places that arn't so obvious that everyone will be doing it. Your doing a good job of turning Barcelona B's fortunes around so don't get disheartened just keep scouting and buying and good things will happen. This GW rewards those that put in effort and punish those who sit still. Its not meant to be easy its designed to be competative and that's what it is. :)

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Sorry, i haven't been on here for years, but im more than active in the GW!

Just a few words about last season...an absolute disgrace :mad: was expected to make a title challenge but instead got relegated :o Players and manager must take their responsibility in this failure, although i believe there is a curse for champions getting relegeted the following season :P On top of all that i lost Rabiot and Januzaj :( Cup run didn't go far either...the only highlight was finishing 1st in my SMFA Champions Group including Chelsea and the Madrid teams, dont know if anyone has ever topped their group at that level ?

Anyway, the only target for this season is promotion and anything less will be seen as disastrous! Change of formation is on the cards to stop conceding goals but im a bit lost for ideas latelly. Good luck to everyone!

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Weakness: Former Div1 champions relegated the following season. What happened? God only knows. This team is far too good to stay in Div 2 for long but why they got relegated in the first place could end up being the reason they stay there come the end of the season. Some say there has been a Yoko Ono effect going on' date=' others that manager Fred Ziko's educational aspirations have become a priority for this young talented manager.[/quote']

Hahahaha hope to get this sorted this time around! ;)

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Radical changes at Como.

After surprising a few with a contract renewal, Baldo has promised big challenges ahead of the Lariani's 2nd season in Division 2. The Italian didn't shy away from any questions which were put to him through fans on twitter either.

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(^^All set to be handed their debuts)

"We'll be giving a chance to the lads who have been patient and showed heart. The "regulars" were atrocious last season and clearly didn't honour the badge. Belfodil failed to net in 14 starts and is dropped. Lukimya is another that got too relaxed and is not in my plans. We're stacked with young and hungry defenders and will be handing Otigba a debut and a run in the team alongside Engels who only has 6 apps himself. Perquis is our new no1 as well. Fagundez and Cristante are two fresh faces who have done well in pre-season. They'll start tomorrow. The team knows they'll be given the freedom to learn and grow. I'm positive and think we can return to the Como of old."

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Monkeyshuffl earned a draw with Liverpool de Montevideo against Willem II.

Liverpool de Montevideo dominated much of the play against Willem II but could only manage a 2 - 2 draw in their Division 1 fixture.

Brooks and Ryder were amongst the goalscorers.

Dissapointing result even if we were 2-0 down :( My Strikers are not performing. Buyuk has been told that he needs a goal next match to keep his place or he will be dropped to the cup team. A change of formation next match too will see more players in the attacking 3rd of the pitch so hopefully more goals will follow. Gone back into debt after the first game wages :(

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Monkeyshuffl earned a draw with Liverpool de Montevideo against Willem II.

Liverpool de Montevideo dominated much of the play against Willem II but could only manage a 2 - 2 draw in their Division 1 fixture.

Brooks and Ryder were amongst the goalscorers.

Dissapointing result even if we were 2-0 down :( My Strikers are not performing. Buyuk has been told that he needs a goal next match to keep his place or he will be dropped to the cup team. A change of formation next match too will see more players in the attacking 3rd of the pitch so hopefully more goals will follow. Gone back into debt after the first game wages :(

Liverpool peppered the newly promoted team's goal shot after shot. "We knew we couldn't match our opponents in possession, so we had to take our chances and fortunately we did and went 2-0 up before the break, but the lads took their foot off the pedal and conceded and were very lucky to get a point. Probably nervous after a long absence from playing at the very top.

We will take the positives and improve for our next game against the early league leaders. B)

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Monkeyshuffl earned a draw with Liverpool de Montevideo against Rochdale.

A thrilling match ended 3 - 3 between Liverpool de Montevideo and Rochdale in their Division 1 encounter.

Cartabia scored all 3 goals for Liverpool de Montevideo and was later voted Man of the Match for his performance.

Terrible result and performance from my lot :( We got outplayed and despite going 3-1 up with not that long to go we still couldn't hold on :rolleyes: After the game misfiring striker Buyuk pleaded with me to give him another chance but was told he will have to prove himself in the cup in order to force his way back into the team. 2 points from 2 games where we were better on paper for both is not a good enough points return. If this continues we will be in big trouble come the end of the season. :mad:

Up next champions Guaratingueta :(:(

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AC Siena are looking for a new manager and are in advanced negotiations to bring back a former manager of theirs and a former Division 1 champion no less :eek:

Can you guess who? (I think he has been waiting for this club to become available for some time now) :eek::eek:

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Monkeyshuffl steered Liverpool de Montevideo to victory against Muangthong United.

Liverpool de Montevideo beat Muangthong United 4 - 1 in their Division 1 fixture.

Goulart was impressive and scored a hat-trick, later being voted Man of the Match for his performance.

Brooks was also on the scoresheet for his side.

Not in a good position in the league but only 3 points behind Guaratinguta in first place so hopefully back in the title race :)

Recalled Buyuk too and he still didn't score:rolleyes:

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Just want to give the heads up that I am going away from tomorrow for 7 days' date=' I will try to logon and to make sure no payers rise to 87 but can't promise. Apologies in advance if this happens, fingers crossed it doesn't :)[/quote']

Thanks for the heads up :)

In other news my team is still poor (both financially and on the pitch) :(

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