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Season 1 - Turn 26

Results

Port Vale 5-0 Barnet (Cutrone 2, Jaba, Geiger, Adams)

Leyton Orient 0-5 Port Vale (Cutrone 4, Geiger)

Table (after 25 games)

  Team Points GD
1 Port Vale 68 73
2 Swindon 61 76
3 Morecambe 47 9

Transfers In

Name Position Nation Based In Age Rating Market Value (£) Exp. New Rating
Volodymyr Shepelyev DM Ukraine 20 78 600,000 82
Gegam Kadimyan Wing Ukraine 25 78 380,000 82

Not expecting anything major from these two, but if they hit there expected rating then we'll make a strong profit on both.

Transfers Out

Name Position Rating Apps Goals Assists MOTM Average Rating
Harold Mosquera ST 82 19 7 9 0 6.95
Tyler Adams LB 80 4 2 4 0 7.75

Mosquera is up there for for us in terms of most appearances, goals and assists so far whilst Tyler Adams was very effective for us in his limited time in the first team.

Rating Changes

Name Position Rating Predicted Rating New Rating Initial Market Value (£) New Market Value (£)
Profit After Wages (£)
Alexander Corryn LB 78 83 80 400,000 800,000 248,000
Gaeten Hendrickx DM 78 82 82 400,000 1,600,000 1,048,000
Christian Luyindama CB/DM 76 83 85 320,000 2,800,000 2,347,000

Corryn disappointed, but that was made up for with a very generous rating increase for Christian Luyindama who is now the second most profitable player in our journey and the joint highest rated alongside Ruben Dias. 

Profit by Nation

Nation Players Reviewed Rating Points Increased Total Profit after Wages (£)
Argentina 2 17 3,270,000
Chile 4 19 2,040,000
Colombia 3 6 210,000
South Korea 1 0 -133,000
Japan 3 16 1,438,000
Netherlands 6 39 6,839,000
Portugal 3 26 5,685,000
Turkey 1 3 972,000
USA 5 36 4,107,000
Russia 4 13 2,995,000
Belgium 3 15 3,643,000
Total 35 190 31,066,000

Rating Changes

 

Steffan (82)

Luyindama (85) - Dias (85) - Attamah (83)

Bebeto (83) -  Sandler (82) - Geiger (82) -  Corryn (80)

Miranchuk (83) - Jaba (82)

Cutrone (82)

Subs: Tomas (80), Hatzidiakos (80), Pierie (80), Konate (80), Hendrickx (82), Kuchaev (80), Jensen (82), Boere (80)

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Season 1 - Turn 28

Results

Port Vale 3-1 Torquay United (Cutrone, Dias, Miranchuk)

Tranmere Rovers 0-3 Port Vale (Cutrone, Shepelyev, Geiger)

Table (after 27 games)

  Team Points GD
1 Port Vale 74 78
2 Swindon 67 86
3 Wycombe 51 12

Transfers In

Name Position Nation Based In Age Rating Market Value (£) Exp. New Rating
Dario Maresic DM Austria 18 76 700,000 82
Marin Pongracic DM Austria 20 76 360,000 80

Rating Changes

Name Position Rating Predicted Rating New Rating Initial Market Value (£) New Market Value (£)   Profit after Wages (£)
Volodoymyr Shepelyev DM 78 82 83 600,000 2,400,000   1,648,000
Gegam Kadimyan AM 78 82 80 380,000 700,000   168,000
Dario Maresic DM 76 82 82 700,000 2,000,000   1,167,000
Marin Pongracic DM 76 80 82 360,000 2,000,000   1,507,000

Generally good from both the Ukranian and Austrian reviews, with only Gegam Kadimyan failing to hit his expected rating. What's particularly pleasing is the pace of the reviews right now, with leagues getting completed in just a few days, and we're now straight on to the Swiss review which we've got enough cash to invest in another couple of players for. 

Profit by Nation

Nation Players Reviewed Rating Points Increased Total Profit after Wages (£)
Argentina 2 17 3,270,000
Chile 4 19 2,040,000
Colombia 3 6 210,000
South Korea 1 0 -133,000
Japan 3 16 1,438,000
Netherlands 6 39 6,839,000
Portugal 3 26 5,685,000
Turkey 1 3 972,000
USA 5 36 4,107,000
Russia 4 13 2,995,000
Belgium 3 15 3,643,000
Ukraine 2 7 1,816,000
Austria 2 12 2,674,000
Total 39 209 35,556,000

Starting XI

Steffan (82)

Luyindama (85) - Dias (85) - Attamah (83)

Bebeto (83) - Geiger (82) - Shepelyev (83) - Corryn (80)

Miranchuk (83) - Jensen (82)

Cutrone (82)

Notable Subs: Sandler (82), Pongracic (82), Maresic (82), Hendrickx (82), Jaba (82)

 

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Season 1 - Turn 29

Transfers In

Name Position Nation Based In Age Rating Market Value (£) Exp. New Rating
Raoul Petretta LB Switzerland 21 76 800,000 82
Djibril Sow DM Switzerland 21 75 700,000 83
Kevin Reugg RB Switzerland 19 73 300,000 80

We've only got £800,000 or so to invest in players after these signings, which isn't a great amount but it only needs to get us through until next week when transfer bans for a few players expire and will free up £11 million worth of funds for us to spend on top youngsters in the mould of Cutrone and Geiger. 

Transfers Out

Name Position Rating Apps Goals Assists MOTM Average Rating
Marlon Torres CB 78 9 0 0 0 6.67
Eduard Atuesta CM 78 5 1 1 1 6.6

Rating Changes

Name Position Rating Predicted Rating New Rating Initial Market Value (£) New Market Value (£)
Profit after Wages (£)
Raoul Petretta LB 76 82 82 800,000 2,000,000 1,067,000
Djibril Sow DM 75 83 83 700,000 2,200,000 1,367,000
Kevin Reugg RB 73 80 82 300,000 2,000,000 1,643,000

Considering our initial investment, the Swiss review was an overwhelming success. We got better rating increases than expected, and for an initial £1.8 million we've came away with players with a squad value of £6.2 million. Raoul Petretta and Djibril Sow both also slot nicely in to our starting line up. 

Profit by Nation

Nation Players Reviewed Rating Points Increased Total Profit after Wages (£)
Argentina 2 17 3,270,000
Chile 4 19 2,040,000
Colombia 3 6 210,000
South Korea 1 0 -133,000
Japan 3 16 1,438,000
Netherlands 6 39 6,839,000
Portugal 3 26 5,685,000
Turkey 1 3 972,000
USA 5 36 4,107,000
Russia 4 13 2,995,000
Belgium 3 15 3,643,000
Ukraine 2 7 1,816,000
Austria 2 12 2,674,000
Switzerland 3 23 4,077,000
Total 42 232 39,633,000

Starting XI

Steffan (82)

Luyindama (85) - Dias (85) - Attamah (83)

Bebeto (83) - Shepelyev (83) - Sow (83) - Petretta (82)

Miranchuk (83) - Jensen (82)

Cutrone (82)

Notable subs (82+): Sandler (82), Reugg (82), Pongracic (82), Maresic (82), Hendrickx (82), Geiger (82), Jaba (82)

 

We're now looking incredibly strong, as Petretta's rise means that we have a full team of players and substitutes rated 82 or above. The side is already at a Division 2 standard both in terms of quality and in terms of strength in depth. In that team, you'd expect Patrick Cutrone to keep on banging the goals in for fun at this level, having taken just five games to become our top scorer. 

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Season 1 - Turn 30

Results

Port Vale 4-0 Exeter City (Miranchuk, Cutrone 2, Petretta)

Wycombe 0-4 Port Vale (Shepelyev, Bebeto, Luyindama, Miranchuk)

Table (after 29 games)

  Team Points GD
1 Port Vale 80 86
2 Swindon 73 94
3 Forest Green 54 19

Transfers In

Name Position Nation Based In Age Rating Market Value (£) Exp. New Rating
Ondrej Kolar GK Czech Republic 23 80 800,000 83

We've now spent all of our funds, and are waiting until tomorrow for transfer bans to expire again before we can resign any players. There's a few players in Greece that we'd quite fancy picking up, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to get the funds in time to bring them.
Rating Changes

Name Position Rating Predicted Rating New Rating Initial Market Value (£) New Market Value (£) Profit After Wages (£)
Ondrej Kolar GK 80 83 82 800,000 1,600,000 572,000

Slightly disappointing, and not enough for him to improve our first team. He does add to the list of strong subs that we have, even though he's not much use and it does keep the profit ticking over past the £40 million mark after wages.

Profit by Nation

Nation Players Reviewed Rating Points Increased Total Profit after Wages (£)
Argentina 2 17 3,270,000
Chile 4 19 2,040,000
Colombia 3 6 210,000
South Korea 1 0 -133,000
Japan 3 16 1,438,000
Netherlands 6 39 6,839,000
Portugal 3 26 5,685,000
Turkey 1 3 972,000
USA 5 36 4,107,000
Russia 4 13 2,995,000
Belgium 3 15 3,643,000
Ukraine 2 7 1,816,000
Austria 2 12 2,674,000
Switzerland 3 23 4,077,000
Czech Republic 1 2 572,000
Total 43 234 40,205,000

Starting XI

Steffan (82)

Luyindama (85) - Dias (85) - Attamah (83)

Bebeto (83) - Shepelyev (83) - Sow (83) - Petretta (82)

Miranchuk (83) - Jensen (82)

Cutrone (82)

Notable subs (82+): Kolar (82), Sandler (82), Reugg (82), Pongracic (82), Maresic (82), Hendrickx (82), Geiger (82), Jaba (82)

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Season 1 - Turn 33

Results

Port Vale 5-0 Crawley Town (Jensen 2, Dias, Sow, Bebeto) 

Swindon Town 0-3 Port Vale (Miranchuk, Jensen 2)

Stevenage 0-6 Port Vale (Shepelyev 2, Luyindama, Cutrone 3)

Table (after 32 games)

  Team Points GD
1 Port Vale 89 100
2 Swindon 79 97
3 Wycombe 60 9

The performances have stepped up in the league, as Patrick Cutrone has positioned himself in a great place to win the top scorer for the division despite only having played eleven games for us so far. The marquee win and marquee result of the season so far being a fantastic 3-0 win away from home to our main rivals Swindon Town. Swindon still have higher rated players than us, but we've definitely got a much bigger squad value at this stage and a lot greater strength in depth, so it will be interesting to see how we match up against them next season. 

Transfers In

Name Position Nation Based In Age Rating Market Value (£) Expected New Rating
Marius Wolf Wing Germany 22 82 1,800,000 86
Leonardo Koutris LB Greece 22 80 1,600,000 84
Luiz Felipe CB/DM Italy 21 78 1,400,000 84
Jake Cooper CB England 23 78 400,000 82
Jordan Archer GK England 25 76 300,000 82

Transfers Out

Name Position Rating Apps Goals Assists MOTM Average Rating
Ruben Dias CB 85 15 3 0 0 7.93
Fredrik Jensen CM 82 15 6 4 2 7.33
Kik Pierie LB 80 6 2 0 0 7
Pantelis Hatzidiakos RB 80 2 0 0 0 6

Ruben Dias and Fredrik Jensen are the two notable exits, with both falling just short of getting in to the Hall of Fame for the most appearances. Ruben Dias is in the Hall of Fame, and should be for some time, as our most profitable signing by some distance whilst Fredrik Jensen is just about in their as our joint fifth highest top scorer for the time being.

These sales have allowed us to keep on bringing in players from the top five leagues, which should be reviewed shortly.  

Rating Changes

Name Position Rating Predicted Rating New Rating Initial Market Value (£) New Market Value (£) Profit After Wages (£)
Leonardo Koutris LB 80 84 82 1,600,000 2,000,000 172,000
Jake Cooper CB 78 82 81 400,000 1,200,000 648,000
Jordan Archer GK 76 82 80 300,000 700,000 267,000

Two disappointing reviews on the whole, with most of the Championship and most of the Greek risers falling short of expectations. Fortunately we didn't invest too much in either, and have managed to come away with at least some profit from both. 

Profit by Nation

Nation Players Reviewed Rating Points Increased Total Profit after Wages (£)
Argentina 2 17 3,270,000
Chile 4 19 2,040,000
Colombia 3 6 210,000
South Korea 1 0 -133,000
Japan 3 16 1,438,000
Netherlands 6 39 6,839,000
Portugal 3 26 5,685,000
Turkey 1 3 972,000
USA 5 36 4,107,000
Russia 4 13 2,995,000
Belgium 3 15 3,643,000
Ukraine 2 7 1,816,000
Austria 2 12 2,674,000
Switzerland 3 23 4,077,000
Czech Republic 1 2 572,000
Greece 1 2 172,000
England (Champ) 2 7 915,000
Total 46 243 41,292,000

Starting XI

Steffan (82)

Luyindama (85) - Geiger (82) - Attamah (83)

Bebeto (83) - Shepelyev (83) - Sow (83) - Petretta (82)

Miranchuk (83) - Jaba (82)

Cutrone (82)

Notable Subs (82+): Kolar (82), Sandler (82), Reugg (82), Pongracic (82), Koutris (82), Maresic (82), Hendrickx (82), Wolf (82)

Slight step backwards in quality due to the exit of Ruben Dias, but we're now hoping that the team's rating will really push on now in the next few weeks with the review of the big leagues. We're hoping for rises from the likes of Cutrone, Geiger and Wolf that should make them our first players rated above 85.

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Season 1 - Turn 37

Results

Port Vale 6-0 Hartlepool United (Jaba 2, Cutrone 2, Sow, Miranchuk)

Forest Green Rovers 0-4 Port Vale (Cutrone 3, Jaba)

Port Vale 4-0 Macclesfield Town (Petretta 2, Cutrone, Jaba)

Newport County 0-4 Port Vale (Sow 2, Cutrone, Jaba)

Table (after 36 games)

  Team Points GD
1 Port Vale 101 118
2 Swindon 91 118
3 Wycombe 67 11

We've broken the one hundred points mark for the season, and with that have secured the title ahead of Swindon. 

Transfers In

Name Position Nation Based In Age Rating Market Value (£) Exp. New Rating
Cengiz Under AM Italy 20 85 5,000,000 88
Basem Srafri AM France 20 80 1,400,000 84
Weston McKennie CM Germany 19 78 2,000,000 84
Stefan Posch RB Germany 21 77 800,000 82
Marco Friedl LB Germany 20 75 600,000 80

We had the finances to throw even more weight in to bringing in players from the big leagues, so thought we might as well given that the smaller divisions have tended to disappoint. We've decided to invest heavily in Cengiz Under, who we're hoping for a nice rating increase for. We're not completely sure what sort of profit we'll get, as the market value for high rated young players varies heavily, but we're hoping for something like a market value of £10 million if he hits his expected rating. 
Transfers Out

Name Position Rating Apps Goals Assists MOTM Average Rating
Philippe Sandler DM 82 10 5 0 0 7.3
Kento Misao CB 80 1 0 0 0 7
Tom Boere ST 80 7 6 2 1 8

Sandler and Boere both made notable contributions to us winning the league, before higher rated players stopped there playing time. 

Rating Changes

Name Position Rating Predicted Rating New Rating Initial Market Value (£) New Market Value (£) Profit After Wages (£)
Dennis Geiger DM 82 86 85 2,800,000 5,000,000 1,972,000
Marius Wolf AM 82 86 87 1,800,000 7,000,000 4,972,000
Ibrahima Konate CB 80 84 83 2,000,000 3,000,000 772,000
Weston McKennie CM 78 84 83 2,000,000 3,000,000 848,000
Robin Zentner GK 78 83 82 400,000 1,600,000 1,048,000
Stefan Posch RB 77 82 80 800,000 1,800,000 867,000
Marco Friedl LB 75 80 80 600,000 1,400,000 667,000

Some mixed levels of success with Germany, but all ultimately racked up decent profits leaving us with a healthy squad value. Marius Wolf and Robin Zentner were the two particularly profitable increases, with Wolf now both our most profitable and highest rated player.

 Profit by Nation

Nation Players Reviewed Rating Points Increased Total Profit after Wages (£)
Argentina 2 17 3,270,000
Chile 4 19 2,040,000
Colombia 3 6 210,000
South Korea 1 0 -133,000
Japan 3 16 1,438,000
Netherlands 6 39 6,839,000
Portugal 3 26 5,685,000
Turkey 1 3 972,000
USA 5 36 4,107,000
Russia 4 13 2,995,000
Belgium 3 15 3,643,000
Ukraine 2 7 1,816,000
Austria 2 12 2,674,000
Switzerland 3 23 4,077,000
Czech Republic 1 2 572,000
Greece 1 2 172,000
England (Champ) 2 7 915,000
Germany 7 28 11,146,000
Total 53 271 52,538,000

Germany becomes our most profitable nation so far this season, and takes our profit for the season over the £50 million mark. 

Starting XI

Steffan (82)

Luyindama (85) - Geiger (85) - Konate (83)

Bebeto (83) - Shepelyev (83) - Sow (83) - Petretta (82)

Wolf (87) - McKennie (83)

Under (85)

Notable Subs (82+): Zentner (82), Kolar (82), Attamah (83), Reugg (82), Pongracic (82), Koutris (82), Maresic (82), Hendrickx (82), Miranchuk (83), Jaba (82), Cutrone (82)

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Pope 83

Rosier 80 - Djene 85 - Silva 86 - Bonera 86

Sorlin 86 - Ruiz 83

Aouar 82 - Portu 85 - Kuyt 86

Quagliarella 88

That's broadly what I have next season 

Will be tough but fun competing against Port Vale and in the cups 

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Season 1 - Turn 38

Results

Port Vale 4-1 Wrexham (Sow, Cutrone 3)

Morecambe 0-4 Port Vale (Cutrone, Koutris, Sow, Cooper)

Final Table

  Team Points GD
1 Port Vale 107 125
2 Swindon 101 126
3 Wycombe 70 12

We won our final 26 games of the season to win the league with a point tally of 107 games, with our only loss of the season coming to Swindon Town.

Transfers Out

Name Position Rating Apps Goals Assists MOTM Average Rating
Machado Bebeto RB 83 20 3 9 0 7.90
Nuno Tomas CB 80 0 0 0 0 N/AJ

Rating Changes

Name Position Rating Predicted Rating New Rating Initial Market Value (£) New Market Value (£) Profit After Wages (£)
Bassem Srafri AM 80 84 83 1,400,000 2,400,000 772,000
Jeremy Gelin CB 75 84 85 380,000 5,000,000 4,487,000

We've managed a huge turnaround on Jeremy Gelin, with a profit of more than ten times his initial cost. 

 

Profit by Nation

 

Nation Players Reviewed Rating Points Increased Total Profit after Wages (£)
Argentina 2 17 3,270,000
Chile 4 19 2,040,000
Colombia 3 6 210,000
South Korea 1 0 -133,000
Japan 3 16 1,438,000
Netherlands 6 39 6,839,000
Portugal 3 26 5,685,000
Turkey 1 3 972,000
USA 5 36 4,107,000
Russia 4 13 2,995,000
Belgium 3 15 3,643,000
Ukraine 2 7 1,816,000
Austria 2 12 2,674,000
Switzerland 3 23 4,077,000
Czech Republic 1 2 572,000
Greece 1 2 172,000
England (Champ) 2 7 915,000
Germany 7 28 11,146,000
France 2 13 5,259,000
Total 55 284 57,797,000

Starting XI

Steffan (82)

Luyindama (85) - Geiger (85) - Gelin (85)

Reugg (82) - Shepelyev (83) - Sow (83) - Petretta (82)

Wolf (87) - McKennie (83)

Under (85)

Notable Subs (82+): Zentner (82), Kolar (82), Konate (83), Attamah (83), Pongracic (82), Koutris (82), Maresic (82), Hendrickx (82), Miranchuk (83), Srafri (83), Jaba (82), Cutrone (82)

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Season 1 - Season Review

League (Division 5) - 1st (107 points, GD +125)

Cup - 1st Round

Shield - 2nd Round

End of Season Squad Value - £77.1 million

 

End of Season Awards

Player of the Season - Patrick Cutrone

Young Player of the Season - Patrick Cutrone

Unsung Hero of the Season - Machado Bebeto

Most Improved Player of the Season - Jeremy Gelin

 

Most Appearances

1. Andres Linde - 23 appearances

2. Machado Bebeto - 20 appearances

3. Harold Mosquera - 19 appearances

4. Zach Steffen - 18 appearances

5. Patrick Cutrone - 17 appearances

 

Top Goalscorers

1. Patrick Cutrone - 29 goals (Division 5 Record)

2. Matias Vargas - 11 goals

3. Harold Mosquera - 7 goals

= Leo Jaba - 7 goals

5. Pablo Aranguiz - 6 goals

= Tom Boere - 6 goals

= Fredrik Jensen - 6 goals

= Anton Miranchuk - 6 goals

= Djibril Sow - 6 goals

 

Most Assists

1. Patrick Cutrone - 19 assists

2. Bryan Carvallo - 13 assists

3. Pablo Aranguiz - 12 assists

4. Harold Mosquera - 9 assists

= Machado Bebeto - 9 assists

 

Most Profitable Signings

1. Marius Wolf - £4,972,000 

2. Jeremy Gelin - £4,487,000

3. Ruben Dias - £3,848,000

4. Christian Luyindama - £2,347,000

5. Matias Vargas - £1,927,000

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Season 2 - Turn 0

Transfers In

Name Position Nation Based In Age Rating Market Value (£) Exp. New Rating
Thomas Strakhosa GK Italy 23 87 6,000,000 87

Transfers Out

Name Position Rating Apps Goals Assists MOTM Average Rating
Pontus Dahlberg GK 80 0 0 0 0 0

Rating Changes

Name Position Rating Predicted Rating New Rating Initial Market Value (£) New Market Value (£) Profit After Wages (£)
Thomas Strakhosa GK 87 89 89 6,000,000 12,000,000 5,506,000
Cenzig Under AM 85 88 88 5,000,000 12,000,000 6,734,000
Patrick Cutrone ST 82 87 87 4,000,000 10,000,000 5,772,000
Luiz Felipe CB 78 84 83 1,400,000 2,400,000 848,000
Declan Rice CB 77 83 82 700,000 2,000,000 1,148,000

We've done exceptionally well from the Serie A, with Strakhosa, Under and Cutrone all making more profit individually than we managed from any player from Season 1. 

Profit by Nation (Season 2)

Nation Players Reviewed Rating Points Increased Total Profit after Wages (£)
England 1 5 1,148,000
Italy 4 15 18,860,000
Total 5 20 20,008,000

We've started Season 2 ideally, already making more profit from a nation than we managed in our first season, and getting ourselves in to a nice £20 million profit before we've kicked off our first game.

Starting XI

Strakhosa (89)

Luyindama (85) - Geiger (85) - Gelin (85)

Reugg (82) - Shepelyev (83) - Sow (83) - Petretta (82)

Wolf (87) - Under (88)

Cutrone (87)

Notable Subs (82+): Steffan (82), Zentner (82), Kolar (82), Rice (82), Felipe (83), Konate (83), Attamah (83), Pongracic (82), Koutris (82), Maresic (82), Hendrickx (82), Miranchuk (83), Srafri (83), Jaba (82), McKennie (83)

 

We're looking significantly stronger than ever, with four players rated 87 and above in our starting line up including a pretty formidable front three for Division 4. We've had quite a few transfers bans expire, and we'll be able to reinvest in excess of £30 million back in to the squad. 

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Season 2 - Turn 2

Results

Cheltenham Town 0-4 Port Vale (Under 3, Koutris 1)

League Table (after 1 game)

  Team Points GD
1 Swindon 3 5
2 Port Vale 3 4
3 Notts County 3 2

The top two taking already putting ground between themselves and the rest of the league. It'll be an interesting battle with Swindon this season in both the league and the cups. 

Transfers In

Name Position Nation Based In Age Rating Market Value (£) Exp. New Rating
Jose Gimenez CB Spain 23 90 16,000,000 91
Rodri Hernandez DM Spain 22 87 7,000,000 89
Unai Nunez CB Spain 21 85 4,000,000 87
Ruben Vezo CB Spain 24 84 2,600,000 87
Pablo Maffeo RB Spain 20 83 2,400,000 85
Robert Gumny RB Poland 20 77 800,000 82
Szymon Zurowski CM Poland 20 75 340,000 80

We've ended up putting a lost of investment into Spain. We had the money to spend, and we don't really know when the next opportunity to bring in high rated risers will be. It looks like Poland and Croatia will be next, and whilst there may be one or two decent money spinners to get we're probably going to have wait a long time until we can have the luxury of bringing in players of the calibre of Jose Gimenez in.

 

Transfers Out

Name Position Rating Apps Goals Assists MOTM Average Rating
Patrick Cutrone ST 87 17 29 19 10 8.94
Dennis Geiger DM 85 13 3 1 0 7.23
Ibrahima Konate CB 83 3 0 0 0 7.67
Joseph Attamah CB 83 11 0 0 0 7.27
Declan Rice CB 82 1 0 0 0 7
Leo Jaba ST 82 9 7 6 1 8.56
Robin Zentner GK 82 0 0 0 0 0
Latif Blessing AM 78 0 0 0 0 0

Patrick Cutrone is easily the best player we've had so far, scoring well over a goal a game whilst also getting over an assist a game. The lack of Man of the Match awards for the rest of the outgoing players shows just how dominant he was in our side. He stands as the record holder for both goals and assists, and his goals record in particular is going to take some beating. 

 

Rating Changes

Name Position Rating Predicted Rating New Rating Initial Market Value (£) New Market Value (£) Profit After Wages (£)
Jose Gimenez CB 90 91 91 16,000,000 24,000,000 6,404,000
Rodri Hernandez DM 87 89 89 7,000,000 14,000,000 6,506,000
Unai Nunez CB 85 87 88 4,000,000 10,000,000 5,734,000
Ruben Vezo CB 84 87 87 2,600,000 6,000,000 3,172,000
Pablo Maffeo RB 83 85 86 2,400,000 6,000,000 2,972,000

Jose Gimenez might not represent a huge profit for the investment that we've had to make on him, but it's worth baring in mind that players of his sort of value are likely to receive bids of a few million more than his market value when his transfer ban expires, so we could easily end up making a £10 million profit on him in reality. The level of funds we've got at the moment is going to be too much for us to spend on profitable players from leagues like Poland and Croatia, so I'm more than happy bringing him in and upping the calibre of Port Vale players.

The others were all terrific signings, at a high level of both relative and actual profit. Hernandez, Gimenez and Nunez all make our top five most profitable signings of all time.

Profit by Nation

Nation Players Reviewed Rating Points Increased Total Profit after Wages (£)
England 1 5 1,148,000
Italy 4 15 18,860,000
Spain 5 12 24,788,000
Total 10 32 44,796,000

We've made an absolute killing already this season, with Spain taking over Italy as our most profitable nation. That will slow down now that all the top leagues have been reviewed, but we might be able to pick up one or two of the players likely to rise at the end of the World Cup. 

Starting XI

Strakhosa (89)
Vezo (87) - Nunez (88) - Gimenez (91)
Maffeo (86) - Hernandez (89) - Luyindama (85) - Koutris (82)
Srafri (83) - Wolf (87)
Under (88)
 
Notable Subs (82+): Steffan (82), Kolar (82), Gelin (85), Felipe (83), Pongracic (82), Reugg (82), Petretta (82), Maresic (82), Hendrickx (82), Miranchuk (83), McKennie (83)
 
 
We've got an immense defence now, with Jeremy Gelin not even able to make the side. That should be pretty formidable at Division 4 level. Rodri Hernandez offers another level of quality in midfield, and whilst we're slightly weaker up top without Patrick Cutrone we're hoping that Cenzig Under can step in to take the mantle of the main goalscorer in the side. 

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Season 2 - Turn 4

Results

Port Vale 5-0 Bristol Rovers (Under 2, Srafri 2, Koutris)

Port Vale 5-1 Morecambe (Srafri, Under 3, Wolf)

League Table (after 3 games)

  Team Points GD
1 Swindon 9 15
2 Port Vale 9 13
3 Chesterfield 7 4

Under's now on eight goals for the season already, putting him third in our all time top scorers list. He's got a long way to go to catch Cutrone, but he should firmly cement himself in second at this rate and potentially even be top scorer for the Division. 

Transfers In

Name Position Nation Based In Age Rating Market Value (£) Exp. New Rating
Filip Benkovic CB Croatia 20 83 3,000,000 85
Nikola Moro CM Croatia 20 80 1,400,000 83
Ayo Simon Okosun CM Norway 24 78 400,000 82
Sebastien Syzmanski CM Poland 19 76 400,000 80

We're now moving in to Norway, meaning that three of our initial signings at the start of Season 1 are finally going to be reviewed. We've had them out on loan, and they're all on low wages, so it hasn't affected our profit on them too much but it will be good to finally have them off the wage bill and sell them on.

Transfers Out

Name Position Rating Apps Goals Assists MOTM Average Rating
Jeremy Gelin CB 85 1 0 0 0 8
Christian Luyindama DM 85 13 2 1 0 8.08
Anton Miranchuk AM 83 13 6 5 0 8.15
Gaeten Hendrickx DM 82 0 0 0 0 0
Zack Steffen GK 82 18 0 0 1 6.33
Alexander Corryn LB 80 3 0 1 0 7.33
Timur Zhamaletdinov ST 78 0 0 0 0 0

There's a lot of players transfer bans expiring at the moment, and we might enter a situation where we aren't able to immediately let go of players when there transfer ban expires at the moment. 

Rating Changes

Name Position Rating Predicted Rating New Rating Initial Market Value (£) New Market Value (£) Profit After Wages (£)
Filip Benkovic CB 83 85 85 3,000,000 5,000,000 1,772,000
Nikola Moro CM 80 83 83 1,400,000 2,400,000 772,000

Profit by Nation

Nation Players Reviewed Rating Points Increased Total Profit after Wages (£)
England 1 5 1,148,000
Italy 4 15 18,860,000
Spain 5 12 24,778,000
Croatia 2 5 2,554,000
Total 12 37 47,340,000

Starting XI

Strakhosa (89)
Vezo (87) - Nunez (88) - Benkovic (85)
Maffeo (86) - Hernandez (89) - Gimenez (91) - Koutris (82)
Srafri (83) - Wolf (87)
Under (88)
 
Notable Subs (82+): Kolar (82), Felipe (83), Pongracic (82), Reugg (82), Petretta (82), Maresic (82), Moro (83), McKennie (83)
 
We've got less depth with the amount of players we've shipped out recently, but have got plenty of cash in the bank and will be able to keep on bringing players from these smaller European nations that are due to be reviewed, as well as hopefully one or two from the World Cup. We are weak in terms of strength in depth in a couple of positions, we've got an abundance of centre halves and midfielders, but only have Under who can play up top and are going to need to bring in some full backs at some point. 

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Season 2 - Turn 7

Results

Chesterfield 0-5 Port Vale (Under, Srafri 3, Wolf)

Rochdale 0-4 Port Vale (Koutris, Under, Srafri, Wolf)

Port Vale 5-0 Coventry (Hernandez, Maffeo, Koutris 2, Wolf)

League Table (after 6 games)

  Team Points GD
1 Swindon 18 28
2 Port Vale 18 27
3 Shorpe 16 8

Transfers In

Name Position Nation Based In Age Rating Market Value (£) Exp. New Rating
Benjamin Pavard RB France 22 88 10,000,000 90
Ante Rebic AM Germany 24 87 6,500,000 89
Scott McKenna CB Scotland 21 73 500,000 80

We've taken a bit of a punt on Pavard and Rebic hoping that they're going to increase after the World Cup. Their increases could well depend on which one of them ends up on the winning team. We definitely do need to work on the depth of our squad though, which is at its lowest point at the moment. Rebic offered us our only back up striker option, but he's already picked up a three match ban leaving us with just one striker again for the time being. 

Transfers Out

Name Position Rating Apps Goals Assists MOTM Average Rating
Volodymyr Shepelyev DM 83 13 4 1 0 7.54
Gegam Kadimyan ST 80 0 0 0 0 0
Kristoffer Zachariassen CM 80 2 0 0 0 7
Torgil Gjertsen Wing 78 1 0 0 0 7

Rating Changes

Name Position Rating Predicted Rating New Rating Initial Market Value (£) New Market Value (£) Profit After Wages (£)
Curtis Edwards RB 78 82 82 400,000 1,600,000 928,000
Andreas Linde GK 78 82 80 400,000 800,000 48,000
Kristoffer Zachariassen CM 73 80 80 180,000 800,000 488,000
Torgil Gjertsen Wing 73 80 78 200,000 380,000 48,000

The profit for these lads brought in at the beginning of Season 1 has been eaten in to by there wages. We've still cleared profit on all of them, and players like Linde were quite important for us early on when we just needed to get a team together and the profit might be slightly higher in reality given that all of these lads have spent time out on loan. 

Profit by Nation

Nation Players Reviewed Rating Points Increased Total Profit after Wages (£)
England 1 5 1,148,000
Italy 4 15 18,860,000
Spain 5 12 24,778,000
Croatia 2 5 2,554,000
Norway 3 14 584,000
Sweden 1 4 928,000
Total 16 55 48,852,000

Starting XI

Strakhosa (89)
Vezo (87) - Nunez (88) - Gimenez (91)
Maffeo (86) - Hernandez (89) - Pavard (88) - Koutris (82)
Rebic (87) - Wolf (87)
Under (88)
 
Notable Subs (82+): Kolar (82), Felipe (83), Benkovic (85), Pongracic (82), Reugg (82), Edwards (82), Petretta (82), Maresic (82), Moro (83), McKennie (83)

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Season 2 - Turn 14

Results

Fleetwood Town 0-5 Port Vale (Wolf 2, Edwards, Petretta 2)

[Shield Round 1] Port Vale 4-0 Preston North End (Under 3, Moro)

Port Vale 2-2 Swindon Town (Nunez, Pavard)

Luton 0-3 Port Vale (Rebic, Petretta, Hernandez)

[Cup Round 2] Wolves 0-5 Port Vale (Koutris, Wolf, Under, Rebic 2)

Port Vale 4-1 AFC Wimbledon (Maffeo 2, Petretta, Nunez)

Southend 0-3 Port Vale (Srafri, Petretta, Moro)

[Shield Round 2] Arsenal 3-0 Port Vale

Port Vale 4-2 Shorpe United (Wolf, Rebic, Under, Maffeo)

Shrewsbury Town 1-5 Port Vale (McKennie 2, Benkovic, Koutris, Petretta)

League Table (after 13 games)

  Team Points GD
1 Swindon 37 53
2 Port Vale 37 47
3 Shorpe 30 14

Transfers In

Name Position Nation Based In Age Rating Market Value (£) Exp. New Rating
Hyun-Woo Cho GK South Korea 26 80 700,000 83

We've brought in Cho off the back of the world cup, but there's only been a few players reviewed so in hindsight it's probably a poor signing.

Rating Changes

Name Position Rating Predicted Rating New Rating Initial Market Value (£) New Market Value (£) Profit After Wages (£)
Robert Gumny RB 77 82 83 800,000 2,400,000 1,448,000
Szymon Zurkowski CM 75 80 83 340,000 2,400,000 1,927,000
Ayo Simon Okosun CM 78 82 82 400,000 1,400,000 848,000
Sebastien Syzmanski CM 76 80 82 400,000 2,800,000 2,267,000
Scott McKenna CB 73 80 80 500,000 1,600,000 1,043,000

Profit by Nation

Nation Players Reviewed Rating Points Increased Total Profit after Wages (£)
England 1 5 1,148,000
Italy 4 15 18,860,000
Spain 5 12 24,778,000
Croatia 2 5 2,554,000
Norway 3 14 584,000
Sweden 1 4 928,000
Denmark 1 4 848,000
Scotland 1 7 1,043,000
Poland 3 19 5,642,000
Total 21 85 56,385,000

Starting XI

Strakhosa (89)
Vezo (87) - Nunez (88) - Gimenez (91)
Maffeo (86) - Hernandez (89) - Pavard (88) - Koutris (82)
Rebic (87) - Wolf (87)
Under (88)
 
Notable Subs (82+): Kolar (82), Felipe (83), Benkovic (85), Pongracic (82), Reugg (82), Edwards (82), Gumny (83), Petretta (82), Maresic (82), Syzmanski (82), Zurkowski (83), Okosun (82), Moro (83), McKennie (83)
 
 
We've got to get our act together a bit. We've done alright out of Poland, but we do need to bring in more players and we're not really sure what league's next to be reviewed but this is where we're at currently. 

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