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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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Transfers In

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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Transfers In

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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44 minutes ago, swanseajack said:

Transfers In

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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