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Rating Changes

Jayden Bogle, 78 > 82

It's a rating increase for yet another right back, a position where there's so much competition for him, but it's still encouraging and again adds yet more strength in depth at the club. He is a really big prospect, and somebody that we think has a big future with us even if he is going to stay out on loan for the rest of the season. For him to realistically break in to our side, he's going to need a Premier League move which he's been consistently linked with but it hasn't quite happened for him yet. If he can keep up his performances it's only a matter of time as he's still just 19, and Derby aren't in a great position financially.

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Djed Spence

Age: 19
Rating: 73
Predicted Rating: 78

We've managed to bring in another one of the next generation of talents, as another talented right-back comes in in Djed Spence. We're stacked for strength in depth in this position, but there's no harm in bringing in another top talent who's only going to increase in value. He's established himself as Middlesbrough's starting right back at the beginning of December, and has been impressing for a side that is giving opportunities to young players and is improving in their league performance. We're hoping he can maintain his position in their starting line up, and perhaps next season he'll be looking at following in the direction of the likes of Jayden Bogle in terms of his player rating.

Minutes Played: 833, Goals: 1, Assists: 0, MotM: 0, Whoscored: 6.81

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Ebe Eze, 82 > 84

A fully deserved strong rating increase for Ebe Eze, who's been phenomenal this season. The only thing slightly disappointing at is that he's not able to play as a deeper central midfielder, which he's certainly capable of playing and where I see him ending up long term. 

For Eze now for him to move forward he needs that Premier League move, and I'm very confident that it's going to come in the summer, given that QPR could do with the money. He's just outside the first team as it stands, but definitely could be pushing for a place in our starting line-up next season. 

Ebere Eze, 82 > 83/84 (84)

Ben White, 82 > 83/84

Matty Cash, 82 > 83

Tosin Adarabioyo, 82 > 82/83

Conor Gallagher, 82 > 82/83

Antonee Robinson, 80 > 80 (82)

Jayden Bogle, 78 > 82 (82)

Joshua Dasilva, 78 > 82

Nathan Ferguson, 77 > 82

Marcus Tavernier, 77 > 82/80 (80)

Lewis O'Brien, 77 > 82/80 (80)

Joe Rodon, 80 > 80/82

Ben Wilmot, 78 > 80

Thomas Edwards, 78 > 80 (78)

Jayson Molumby, 78 > 80

Aynsley Pears, 73 > 76 (76)

Ben Cabango, 70 > 76

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Michael Olise

Age: 18
Rating: 70
Predicted Rating: 78

In comes yet another up and coming Championship prospect in Michael Olise, who's finding himself as a regular in Reading's side despite being just 18 years old. Olise's a very good technical midfielder, who's featuring for France youth teams, and anybody as young as him who's pushing for regular first team football in the championship is somebody that we have to consider bringing in. There was some competition for him, so we felt we had to put ourselves in the race to sign him which were able to successfully do. 

Minutes Played: 466, Goals: 0, Assists: 1, MotM: 0, Whoscored: 6.46

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Max Bird

Age: 19
Rating: 73
Predicted Rating: 78

Another Championship youngster comes in, with the signing of Max Bird, who's established himself as one of the star performers for Derby County. He's still very young, but has been very effective as Wayne Rooney's midfield partner and has been earning rave reviews from Derby's supporters so we had to bring him in.

Minutes Played: 744, Goals: 0, Assists: 1, MotM: 0, Whoscored: 6.46

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Max Bird

Age: 19
Rating: 73
Predicted Rating: 78

Another Championship youngster comes in, with the signing of Max Bird, who's established himself as one of the star performers for Derby County. He's still very young, but has been very effective as Wayne Rooney's midfield partner and has been earning rave reviews from Derby's supporters so we had to bring him in.

Minutes Played: 744, Goals: 0, Assists: 1, MotM: 0, Whoscored: 6.46

Just a +1 for him. Very stingy 

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Ranking of Potential (9th February, Season 5 - Turn 17)

1. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (89) 

2. Dan James (87) 

3. Reece James (85) [+1]  

4. David Brooks (87) [-1]

5. Max Aarons (85) 

6. Dwight McNeil (86) [+1]   

7. Aaron Ramsdale (83) [+1]

8. Jamal Lewis (85) [-1]

9. Todd Cantwell (85) [+1]

10. Chris Mepham (85) [-1]

11. Ben White (82)

12. Joe Rodon (80)

13. Ebere Eze (84) 

14. Tom Davies (86)

15. Billy Gilmour (75)  

16. Steven Alzate (82)

17. Aaron Connolly (80)

18. Conor Gallagher (82) [NEW ENTRY]

19. Josh Maja (82) 

20. Jack Clarke (77) [-2] 

21. Patrick Roberts (84) [-1]

22. Jayden Bogle (82) [+2] 

23. Michael Johnston (80) 

24. Matty Cash (82) [+3]

25. Nathan Ferguson (77) 

26. Antonee Robinson (82) [+2] 

27. Jake Clarke-Salter (82) [-1]     

28. Joshua Dasilva (78) [+2] 

29. Bailey Peacock-Farrell (80) [-7] 

30. Michael Obafemi (78) [+1] 

31. Marcus Tavernier (80) [+1]

32. Lukas Nmecha (82) [+1] 

33. Rabbi Matondo (80) [+2] 

34. Tosin Adarabioyo (82) [+2] 

35. Lewis O'Brien (80) [+3]

36. Jayson Molumby [NEW ENTRY]

37. Ben Wilmot (78)  

38. Sam McAllum (77) [+4]

39. Marc Guehi (76) 

40. Tommy Doyle (73) 

41. George McEachran (75) 

42. Tom Edwards (78) [-8]

43. Ben Cabango (70) [+1] 

44. Herbie Kane (78)  [+6] 

45. Mark Travers (76) [+6] 

46. Djed Spence (73) [NEW ENTRY]

47. Max Lowe (73) [NEW ENTRY]

48. Aynsley Pears (76) [NEW ENTRY]

49. Arvin Appiah (70) [-1] 

50. Michael Olise (70) [NEW ENTRY] 

51. Dylan Levitt (70) [+2] 

52. Bobby Duncan (73) [NEW ENTRY]

53. Owen Otasowie (73) [NEW ENTRY]

54. Nathan Wood (67) 

55. Felix Nmecha (73) [-12]    

56. Teden Mengi (70) [-11] 

57. Ewan Henderson (73) [-10]   

58. Marcus McGuane (75) [-3]

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Transfers Out

Thomas Edwards

Age: 22

Rating: 78

Original Rating: 73

Appearances: 18; Goals: 1; Assists: 3; Average Rating: 6.11

After initially being one of our top prospects, as one of the few players we had with Premier League experience, we've decided to let go of Tom Edwards. This is in part due to his progress stalling, we'd have hoped that he'd have established himself as one of the best right-backs in the Championship by now but instead he's been relatively poor and struggled for a regular starting place in a poor Stoke City side. We still think he's got ability and is a prospect, and as a result we've been able to sell him on for a maximum cash value of £2 million to Division 2 rivals Wigan Athletic. However, with the amount of depth that we have in particular at right-back he's so far off ever being involved in our first team, so with us approaching our squad cap of 60 players, we feel like he's somebody that we've got to part ways with despite him being one of our original squad members. 

 

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Rating Changes

Ben Wilmot, 78 > 80

After being over looked for a rating increase when Watford were reviewed, Ben Wilmot finally gets his deserved marginal rating increase to 80. We've got lots of depth in this position, and he's going to struggle to get in the side any time soon but it's good for the depth of the squad and we're able to help out lower league sides by loaning out players of the calibre of Wilmot who'd have been a certain starter for us when we were back in Division 4. 

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Season 5, Turn 19 - Update 

We're just one game away from the half way stage of the season, and after 18 games we've managed to build up an eight point lead in the automatic promotion chase. Most seasons will see 67 or 68 points be enough for automatic promotion, so as we see it in all likelihood we're about nine wins away from promotion which we look well on the course to achieving with the way that things are going for us.

It is an incredibly tough division though so we can't take anything for granted at all, and we're going to be up against sides that are much stronger than us for player ratings such as Wigan and Persepolis in the second half of the season. We've got enough squad depth now so that we're not too concerned about any injuries or suspensions, and with us out of both cup competitions it's not going to be difficult for us to manage our squad. 

The run in at the end of the season will be a lot easier for us if we're able to avoid defeats in the six points battles against the sides up against us in the promotion race, and if we're able to ensure we get all three points against the struggling sides in the division and avoiding draws. If we can do that, then I think a third successive promotion could be in reach for us, which would be some achievement. 

Division 2 League Table

1. Persepolis (46 points) 
2. HJK (41 points) 
3. IFK Goteborg (36 points)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
4. FC Tokyo (33 points)
5. Enyimba (31 points)
6. Melbourne Victory (31 points)
7. Wigan Athletic (30 points)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
8. Servette (30 points)

Clubs Top Scorers: D. James (7 goals), Maja (7 goals), Davies (4 goals)
Clubs Top Assists: D. James (7 assists), Maja (6 assists), Brooks (4 assists), Cantwell (4 assists)
Top Average Performances: James (7.06), Brooks (7.00), Wan-Bissaka (6.94)

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Rating Changes

Matty Cash, 82 > 83

I think given the levels of his performances, he definitely deserved an increase to 84. We have to accept that with him playing as a right-back, he wasn't likely to get the same benefits as players further up the pitch get in term of a rating increase, particularly in the Championship where the reviewers of ratings are unlikely to view much football. He's a really useful player for us, with his versatility, and with his performances this season we're confident that he can play top flight football in time. 

Ben Cabango, 70 > 75

The review has perhaps come too soon for Ben Cabango, who's only recently had his first team break with the Swans. We've perhaps signed him earlier than we otherwise would have done, due to us being able to see him right at the beginning of his career, but we feel that he's likely to play regularly for the club next season  when Joe Rodon inevitably leaves for bigger things and we think he's on the right track to getting a rating review in to the 80's. 

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Rating Changes

Nathan Ferguson, 77 > 80

Due to injuries, Ferguson get's quite a conservative rating increase to 80. It looked to be all going his way a month ago as he was playing every week and set for a Premier League move to Crystal Palace, but the move fell through over a knee injury that looks set to rule him out for the end of the season. He'll be back, and is still a very talented kid, but we'll have to deal with his set back for quite a while now and he's likely to stay out on loan for that time. 

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Current Squad

We've now got a situation where we've got lots of players at first-team quality, which will see the standard to get in to the first team increase before long. We've also got a higher amount of players in the U19's squad, as we look for players who could potentially push on to a higher rating than 82. There's very little point of us keeping hold of players who we don't think will go beyond a rating of 82 at this stage, which is why we've let go of players like Penaranda and Carvalho, but also why we're seeing less players in our reserves as we let go of players who aren't making enough progress.

First Team

GK: Ramsdale (83)

CB: Mepham (85), Adarabioyo (82), Clarke-Salter (82), White (82)

FB: Wan-Bissaka (89), Lewis (85), Aarons (85), R. James (85), Robinson (82), Bogle (82)

CM: Brooks (87), Davies (86), Cantwell (85), Eze (84), Cash (83), Alzate (82), Gallagher (82), Dasilva (82)

WM: D. James (87), McNeil (86), Roberts (84)

ST: Maja (82), L. Nmecha (82)

Reserves

GK: Peacock-Farrell (80), Pears (76)

CB: Rodon (80), Wilmot (80), 

FB: Ferguson (80)

CM: O'Brien (80), Kane (78), Molumby (78), McGuane (75)

WM: Johnston (80), Tavernier (80)

ST: Connolly (80), Matondo (80)

U19's

GK: Travers (76)

CB: Guehi (76), Cabango (75), Mengi (70), Otasowie (70), Wood (67)

FB: McCallum (77), Spence (73)

CM: McEachran (75), Gilmour (75), Doyle (73), Henderson (73), Bird (73), Levitt (70), Olise (70)

WM: Clarke (77), F. Nmecha (73), Appiah (70)

ST: Obafemi (78), Duncan (73)

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Strongest XI

Ramsdale (83)

Wan-Bissaka (89) - R. James (85) - Mepham (85) - Aarons (85)

Brooks (87) - Davies (86)

McNeil (86) - Cantwell (85) - D. James (87)

Maja (82)

 

Back-Up XI

Peacock-Farrell (80)

Bogle (82) - White (82) - Adarabioyo (82) - Lewis (85)

Cash (83) - Gallagher (82)

Roberts (84) - Eze (84) - Alzate (82)

L. Nmecha (82)

Third XI

Pears (76)

Ferguson (80) - Rodon (80) - Clarke-Salter (82) - Robinson (82)

O'Brien (80) - Dasilva (82)

Matondo (80) - Tavernier (80) - Johnston (80)

Connolly (80)

U19's XI

Travers (76)

Bogle (82) - Cabango (75) - Guehi (76) - McCallum (77)

Gilmour (75) - Ferguson (80) - McEachran (75)

Clarke (77) - Matondo (80)

Obafemi (78)

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Season 5, Turn 22 - Update 

Not long since the last league update, but we've made significant progress towards our goal of promotion to Division 1. The target that we want for promotion is 68 points, a point tally that Enyimba are currently on course for, which will usually be enough for automatic promotion and we've got 9 points closer to that tally in the last 3 games. 

We feel that 22 wins, which will get us to that tally, will be enough for promotion, and we're now just 6 wins shy of that total with 17 games to play, meaning we need to play like a largely mid-table side for the reason to guarantee promotion. So far this season we've managed 16 wins from 21 games, so if we can play anything like we have so far this season, then three consecutive promotions will have been achieved which is some achievement in an incredibly competitive setup. We definitely feel like we're capable of doing that, having won our last five games, and with every game that our winning running continues, our aim of promotion because more and more simple within the remainder of the season.

With Adalberto Penaranda leaving the club, Josh Maja has excelled in his absence and been an improvement in terms of goalscoring, which has been surprising. The key man in the side though has been Dan James, who leads the way in both goals and assists, with increasingly strong performances since his most recent rating change, and he's the favourite at the moment to win the club's Player of the Season award. 

Next up we've got FK Partizani, a decent team who beat us to automatic promotion last season. However, since then our team has improved significantly in terms of rating, and we're now the stronger side. We're away from home, but it's a game that we'll be aiming to get all three points from, which would take us that step closer 

Division 2 League Table

1. Persepolis (55 points) 
2. HJK (50 points) 
3. IFK Goteborg (42 points)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
4. Enyimba (38 points)
5. FC Tokyo (37 points)
6. Wigan Athletic (36 points) 
7. Servette (36 points)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
8. Melbourne Victory (34 points)

Clubs Top Scorers: D. James (10 goals), Maja (8 goals), Davies (4 goals), Cantwell (4 goals)
Clubs Top Assists: D. James (8 assists), Maja (8 assists), Brooks (6 assists)
Top Average Performances: James (7.20), Brooks (7.11), Wan-Bissaka (6.95)

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Season 5, Turn 22 (Division 2 - Team of the Season)

Here's a look at the stars of the division so far this season, and the players currently on track to make the division's Team of the Season. This shows just how well we're doing to be in second place in this division, given the quality within this division, and how the vast majority of this side have come with us since Division 4, with the likes of Dwight McNeil, Dan James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also initially signed as 70 rated players.

 

GK: Oscar Linner, 82 (Aris Thessaloniki) - 9 games, AvP 7.33

CB: Declan Rice, 90 (Persepolis) - 19 games, 2 goals, 5 assists, AvP 7.32

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold, 92 (Wigan Athletic) - 19 games, 1 assist, AvP 7.32

LB: Ryan Sessegnon, 85 (Tokyo) - 19 games, 12 goals, 10 assists, 3 MotM, AvP 7.05

DM: Amadou Diawara, 88 (IFK Goteborg) - 17 games, 4 goals, 5 assists, 1 MotM, AvP 7.47

CM: Kai Haverts, 91 (SK Brann) - 19 games, 7 goals, 4 assists, 7 MotM, AvP 7.84

CM: Youri Tielemens, 90 (Aris Thessaloniki) - 11 games, 9 goals, 1 assists, 4 MotM, AvP 7.27

AM: Jeremie Boga, 86 (Wigan Athletic) - 13 games, 13 goals, 2 assists, 5 MotM, AvP 7.46

RW: Jadon Sancho, 91 (Wigan Athletic) - 19 games, 7 goals, 7 assists, 5 MotM, AvP 7.74

LW: Ousmanne Dembele, 91 (Persepolis) - 15 games, 14 goals, 3 assists, 3 MotM, AvP 8.20

ST: Kylian Mbappe, 94 (Persepolis) - 16 games, 7 goals, 11 assists, 10 MotM, AvP 8.75

Linner (82)

Alexander-Arnold (92) - Rice (90) - Sessegnon (85)

Diawara (86)

Haverts (91) - Tielemens (90)

Sancho (91) - Boga (86) - Dembele (91)

Mbappe (94)

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Transfers In

Lewis Ferguson

Age: 20
Rating: 80
Predicted Rating: 82

One of the star players in the SPL, who we've managed to bring in for £2.8 million. I'm not sure how much better he is then Allan Campbell, who we let go of relatively recently, but he's definitely somebody tipped for a move to the Old Firm or to the Championship which is where we need SPL players to be playing if they are to be worthwhile keeping hold of. We're hopeful for that move in the summer, and we think with his family connections that a move to Rangers could be likely and it'd be a welcome one for us.

Minutes Played: 2700, Goals: 3, Assists: 4, MotM: 0, Whoscored: N/A

 

Transfers In

Jan Zamrubek

Age: 19
Rating: 73
Predicted Rating: 76

He's been on the fringes of things at Championship side Brentford, and given how young he is, and how well Brentford have done with recruitment we thought he was worth a gamble based on their faith in him and the prospects for the players of a club that are on the way up. This is far from a certainty to work out, but definitely worth a gamble given that he could be the next Mbuemo, Benrahma or Watkins. 

Minutes Played: 415, Goals: 0, Assists: 1, MotM: 0, Whoscored: 6.17

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Transfers Out

Marcus McGuane

Age: 21

Rating: 75

Original Rating: 73

Appearances: 11; Goals: 2; Assists: 5; Average Rating: 6.27

We've considered letting him go for quite some time, and eventually we've decided to let him go for £1.5 million which does represent a profit for us despite him not making much progress in his time here. We decided to give him some more time to prove himself, and thought he was going to get a rise whilst on loan at Telstar in Holland, but was recalled before the end of the loan spell to be sold to Nottingham Forest. We thought we'd give him some time at Forest before making a decision on him, but after hearing that he's initially linking up with their U23 squad we've decided to let him go and make some more space in the squad as it seems like his progress has largely stalled and it'll be some time before he's playing regularly at a decent level of football.

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Season 5, Turn 26 - Update 

After 25 games, we're closing down on our goal of our third successive promotion. With 13 games remaining, we have a 13 point lead over fourth placed Servette, and a superior goal difference. Servette are currently on course to reach 68 points this season, and that's usually enough for promotion, and with our current points projection we feel that four more wins will secure our promotion. 

There's very few guaranteed victories in this division, so we are going to have to fight for every one of those victories, but we do feel confident having won 18 of our first 25 games that we can do enough to guarantee promotion. 

Dan James has been vital for us in these games, with our last two games resulting in 1-0 wins with James scoring the winner in both games. He's been such a key man for us this season, and looks a certainty to win our Player of the Season award for the first team. 

Division 2 League Table

1. Persepolis (67 points) 
2. HJK (58 points) 
3. IFK Goteborg (50 points)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
4. Servette (45 points)
5. Enyimba (42 points)
6. Melbourne Victory (41 points)
7. FC Tokyo (40 points)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
8. Wigan Athletic (37 points) 

Clubs Top Scorers: D. James (12 goals), Maja (8 goals), Brooks (5 goals)
Clubs Top Assists: D. James (9 assists), Maja (8 assists), Brooks (7 assists)
Top Average Performances: James (7.29), Brooks (7.17), Wan-Bissaka (6.96)

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Transfers In

Jeremy Ngakia

Age: 19
Rating: 70
Predicted Rating: 78

We're particularly pleased with the signing of Ngakia, who's been a regular in West Ham's side for the last few weeks. It's rare that you get the opportunity to bring in somebody who's making an impact in the Premier League so early on in their career, and we were fortunate in beating off competition for a number of teams for him. He's a real useful addition to the squad and we think he'll be here for some time. 

Minutes Played: 360, Goals: 0, Assists: 0, MotM: 0, Whoscored: 6.60

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Premier League Predictions 

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 89 > 90

Daniel James, 87 > 88

Dwight McNeil, 86 > 88

Reece James, 85 > 88

Max Aarons, 85 > 86/87

Todd Cantwell, 85 > 86

Aaron Ramsdale, 83 > 86

Michael Obafemi, 78 > 82

Billy Gilmour, 75 > 82

Premier League Predictions (Loaned Out)

Ben White, 82 > 84

Tosin Adarabioyo, 82 > 83

Conor Gallagher, 82 > 83

Sam McCallum, 77 > 78/80

Marc Guehi, 76 > 78

Other Top Five Leagues Predictions

Josh Maja, 82 > 83

Rabbi Matondo, 80 > 82

Predicted Starting Line-Up (Post Top Five League Predictions)

Aaron Ramsdale (86)

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (90) - Reece James (88) - Chris Mepham (85) - Max Aarons (87)

David Brooks (87) - Tom Davies (86)

Dwight McNeil (88) - Todd Cantwell (86) - Dan James (88)

Josh Maja (83)

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Ranking of Potential (10th March, Season 5 - Turn 26)

1. Reece James (85) [+2]   

2. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (89)  [-1]

3. Dan James (87)  [-1] 

4. David Brooks (87) 

5. Max Aarons (85) 

6. Dwight McNeil (86) 

7. Aaron Ramsdale (83) [-1]

8. Billy Gilmour (75) [+7]    

9. Todd Cantwell (85) 

10. Jamal Lewis (85) [-2]

11. Chris Mepham (85) [-1]

12. Ben White (82) [-1]

13. Joe Rodon (80) [-1]

14. Ebere Eze (84) [-1]

15. Tom Davies (86) [-1]

16. Steven Alzate (82)

17. Aaron Connolly (80)

18. Conor Gallagher (82) 

19. Josh Maja (82) 

20. Jayden Bogle (82) [+2] 

21. Matty Cash (82) [+3]

22. Michael Obafemi (78) [+8]

23. Antonee Robinson (82) [+3] 

24. Patrick Roberts (84) [-3]

25. Jack Clarke (77) [-5] 

26. Michael Johnston (80) [-3] 

27. Nathan Ferguson (80) [-2] 

28. Joshua Dasilva (82) [+2] 

29. Jeremy Ngakia (70) [NEW ENTRY]

30. Rabbi Matondo (80) [+3]

31. Marcus Tavernier (80) 

32. Lukas Nmecha (82) 

33. Tosin Adarabioyo (82) [+1]   

34. Jake Clarke-Salter (82) [-7]     

35. Lewis O'Brien (80) 

36. Jayson Molumby (78) 

37. Ben Wilmot (80)  

38. Sam McAllum (77) 

39. Bailey Peacock-Farrell (80) [-10] 

40. Max Bird (73) [+7] 

41. Lewis Ferguson (80) [NEW ENTRY]

42. Ben Cabango (70) [+1] 

43. Mark Travers (76) [+2] 

44. Herbie Kane (78) 

45. Marc Guehi (76) [-6]

46. Djed Spence (73) 

47. Aynsley Pears (76) [+1] 

48. Arvin Appiah (70) [+1]  

49. Tommy Doyle (73) [-9]

50. Michael Olise (70) 

51. George McEachran (75) [-10]

52. Dylan Levitt (70) [-1] 

53. Jan Zamrubek (73) [NEW ENTRY]

54. Felix Nmecha (73) [+1] 

55. Owen Otasowie (73) [-2] 

56. Bobby Duncan (73) [-4] 

57. Nathan Wood (67) [-3] 

58. Teden Mengi (70) [-3] 

59. Ewan Henderson (73) [-2]   

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Club Record Update (Season 5 - Turn 26)

With Peacock-Farrell losing his place in the team, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is now fast approaching him as our all time leading appearance maker. Patrick Roberts also becomes the last player to make a hundred appearances for the club, with Daniel James fast approaching that mark. Dan James is also well on his way to becoming both our all time leading goalscorer, and our all time leading assist maker, with Adalberto Penaranda having been sold on despite currently holding both records. 

Most League Appearances:

1. Bailey Peacock-Farrell - 153 appearances
2. Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 150 appearances

3. Chris Mepham - 139 appearances
4. Jamal Lewis - 128 appearances
5. David Brooks - 122 appearances
6. 
Patrick Roberts - 109 appearances
7. 
Daniel James - 83 appearances
8. Adalberto Penaranda - 81 appearances 
9. Joao Carvalho - 76 appearances
10. Tosin Adarabioyo - 71 appearances

Most League Goals:
1. Adalberto Penaranda - 32 goals 
2. Keinan Davis - 28 goals
3. Daniel James - 27 goals
4. David Brooks - 25 goals
5. Joao Carvalho - 24 goals

= Patrick Roberts - 24 goals
7. Andre Green - 14 goals

8. Matty Cash - 12 goals 
9. Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 11 goals

10. Dwight McNeil - 9 goals
= Chris Mepham
 - 9 goals

Most League Assists:

1. Adalberto Penaranda - 38 assists
2. Daniel James - 31 assists
3. Joao Carvalho - 24 assists
4. Patrick Roberts - 21 assists
5. David Brooks - 18 assists
6. Keinan Davis - 17 assists 

7. Andre Green - 15 assists
8. Bright Enobakhare - 13 assists 
= Josh Maja - 13 assists
10. Dwight McNeil - 9 assists

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Season 5, Turn 33 - Update 

We've had a bit of a rough spell, and at one stage lost four games on the trot, which has made the race for promotion more interesting with us six points above the play-offs with just six games remaining. We've played tough opposition, and this division is incredibly difficult, with us losing narrow games to Wigan Athletic, FC Tokyo and Persepolis which are sides filled with quality, as well as a narrow disappointing 1-0 defeat to Aris in which we conceded against our only shot on target. 

Since then, we've rebounded with a 2-0 victory over a strong BATE side, which edges us closer to promotion. We don't really think it's plausible for anybody other than Servette or Goteborg to catch us with us having a comfortable 12 point lead on fifth placed Melbourne Victory with just 18 points up for grabs. 

HJK Remaining Games: Brondby IF (A), Servette FC (H), Slovan Liberec (A), IFK Goteborg (H), Melbourne Victory (A), NEC (H)
Servette FC Remaining Games: FC Tokyo (H), HJK (A), Wigan Athletic (H), Persepolis (A), BATE (H), Brondby IF (A)
IFK Goteborg Remaining Games: CSKA Sofia (H), NK Olimpia (A), FC Tokyo (H), HJK (A), Wigan Athletic (H), Persepolis (A)

I think on the whole, we've got the best fixtures remaining. However, there's still plenty to play for as we have to play both Servette and Goteborg in our remaining games, which could be crucial. Both games are at home for us, which is part of the reason we have the most favourable fixtures, and hopefully we can make the most out of that home advantage. We still have a very tricky away game against Melbourne Victory, but we've got three decent fixtures remaining as well in Brondby, Slovan Liberec and NEC which are all winnable games.

Both Servette and Goteborg have four very tricky fixtures, in FC Tokyo, HJK, Wigan and Persepolis to finish their seasons, and in the case of Goteborg they are there final four fixtures. Servette are in much better form, and we expect them to finish in the top three, and it's Goteborg that we'll be looking out for most of all, who have been dropping points recently and can't afford to lose any more ground in their two games against CSKA Sofia and NK Olimpia which on paper are games they should be winning. 

Division 2 League Table

1. Persepolis (86 points) 
2. HJK (67 points) 
3. Servette FC (61 points)
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4. IFK Goteborg (61 points)
5. Melbourne Victory (55 points)
6. Wigan Athletic (53 points) 
7. Enyimba (51 points)
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8. BATE (47 points)

Clubs Top Scorers: D. James (12 goals), Maja (8 goals), Brooks (8 goals), Davies (6 goals)
Clubs Top Assists: D. James (11 assists), Maja (8 assists), Brooks (7 assists), Cantwell (7 assists)
Top Average Performances: James (7.31), Brooks (7.21), Wan-Bissaka (6.94)

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Season 5, Turn 38 - Update 

The season is over, and we've managed to secure promotion to Division 1, which marks our third consecutive promotion with the side.

We didn't finish the season anywhere near how we'd have liked to, and won just two of our last eleven games, but the work we'd done at the beginning of the season was enough for us to secure promotion above the likes of Servette and Goteborg. Against all the odds, Melbourne Victory pushed in to the automatic promotion places on the final day of the season, although Servette and Goteborg will have the chance to make up for it in the play-offs. 

Next season is going to be a tough ask, especially given that the inevitable rating increases of a lot of our first team are either going to be put on hold, or not as generous due to the current situation. The aim is simply to stay up though, and we've got confidence that we can get enough points over the course of the season to achieve that.

Division 2 League Table

1. Persepolis (101 points) 
2. HJK (73 points) 
3. Melbourne Victory (71 points)
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4. IFK Goteborg (69 points)
5. Servette FC (68 points) 
6. Wigan Athletic (65 points) 
7. Enyimba (63 points)
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8. BATE (60 points)

Clubs Top Scorers: D. James (13 goals), Brooks (9 goals), Maja (8 goals), Davies (8 goals)
Clubs Top Assists: D. James (14 assists), Maja (11 assists), Brooks (8 assists), Cantwell (7 assists)
Top Average Performances: James (7.31), Brooks (7.21), Wan-Bissaka (6.97)

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