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Ranking of Potential (8th October, Season 4 - Turn 24)

1. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (87) 

2. David Brooks (87)

3. Dan James (85) [+2]   

4. Max Aarons (83) [-1]

5. Reece James (82) [-1]

6. Jamal Lewis (83) [+2] 

7. Chris Mepham (83) 

8. Dwight McNeil (83) [+1]  

9. Patrick Roberts (84) [-3] 

10. Todd Cantwell (80) [+12]

11. Aaron Ramsdale (75) [+32]

12. Joe Rodon (77) [+5]  

13.  Joao Carvalho (82) [-2] 

14. Jack Clarke (77) [-2] 

15. Ben White (76) [+25]

16. Jake Clarke-Salter (82)    

17. Bailey Peacock-Farrell (80) [-2]    

18. Ebere Eze (80) [+1] 

19. Michael Johnston (73) [+2]  

20. Adalberto Penaranda (83) [-7]

21. Jayden Bogle (78) [-4] 

22. Billy Gilmour (75) [+8]   

23. Aaron Connolly [New Entry]  

24. Josh Maja (80) [+4]   

25. Michael Obafemi (76) [+1]

26. Steven Alzate [New Entry]

27. Tom Edwards (78) [-9] 

28. Antonee Robinson (80) [-3]  

29. Matty Cash (82) [-2]  

30. Marcus Tavernier (77) [-10] 

31. Lukas Nmecha (80) [-2]  

32. Tosin Adarabioyo (82) [-18]

33. Rabbi Matondo (76) [-8]

34. Mallik Wilks (78) [+5]

35. Ben Wilmot (78) [-3] 

36. Felix Nmecha (73) [-3] 

37. Marc Guehi [New Entry]

38. Andre Green (78) [-3] 

39. Rakeem Harper (76) [-8] 

40. Ewan Henderson (70) [-3]   

41. Glenn Middleton (76) [-17]

42. Herbie Kane (78) [-4]

43. Allan Campbell (76) [-7] 

44. Mark Travers [New Entry]

45. George Hirst (78) [-3] 

46. Ryan Nyambe (78) [-5] 

47. Dylan Levitt (70) [-3] 

48. Nathan Wood (67) [-3]

49. Tom Dele-Bashiru (73) [-3]

50. Marcus McGuane (75) [-4]

 

Biggest Risers: Aaron Ramsdale (75) [+32], Ben White (76) [+25]Todd Cantwell (80) [+12]Billy Gilmour (75) [+8]   

Biggest Losers: Tosin Adarabioyo (82) [-18]Glenn Middleton (76) [-17]Marcus Tavernier (77) [-10]Tom Edwards (78) [-9] 

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Player News (Goalkeepers)

Aaron Ramsdale (75) is set to be rewarded for his recent form with a new contract at Bournemouth, which will see his wages double. (TeamTalk)

Eddie Howe has spoken of Ramsdale's aim of getting a place in the full England squad, "he's playing for the under-21s now, so he would feel ultimately that's an aim, I'm sure a goal for him the future to try and attain.

Player News (Defenders)

£20 million rated Max Aarons (83) has been tipped as the man to replace Spurs flop Serge Aurier. (FootballFanCast)

Marcelo Bielsa has discussed his loanee Ben White (76), as the man at Leeds who 'doesn't make any mistakes'. "He's a great player. He takes risks and doesn't make mistakes. That's the most difficult thing in football. It's easy when you take risks. It's normal to make mistakes when you take risks. The best players risk and don't make mistakes. Everything seems White is in this band." 

Player News (Midfielders)

Kris Commons isn't happy about Patrick Roberts (84) lack of first team chances at Norwich. "Norwich have the worst defensive record in the league and are relegation fodder. He has the ability to perform for a top-six team who dominate the ball."

Former Forest full-back Colin Barrett has tipped Joao Carvalho (82) to raise the roof at the City ground, like some of their legends of the past. "You need that somebody who gives you that spark, who gets you going. Robbo used to do it in my day. Stan Collymore - it's a little bit different what Stan used to do, but he used to raise the roof and that's what you need. When you get these players performing at their best, there is nothing better to watch."

Todd Cantwell (80) has been compared by formed Norwich City striker to former Barcelona, Porto and Chelsea midfielder Deco. 

Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has publicly praised Cantwell, stating that "to step up his level in the best league in the world is outstanding and you can only praise him."

QPR are bracing themselves for bids in the January transfer window for Ebere Eze (80) who has been likened by former QPR coach Andy Bircham to Raheem Sterling. 

Norwich midfielder Kenny McLean has spoken about the talent of fellow Scot Billy Gilmour (75), "his potential doesn't even need to be spoken about, he's that good."

Former Scottish and Celtic forward Darren Jackson thinks Scotland manager Steve Clarke should have selected Gilmour for the Scotland squad. "I've been lucky enough to work with Billy at the under-19s and the kid is sensational, he's incredible. Could he go into the squad? He'd relish it. I'd have Billy in there and he'd do it no problem, he'd relish the challenge."

Player News (Forwards)

Martin Keown has heaped praise on Daniel James (85), by claiming that he's Manchester United's best player. "Daniel James must be thinking 'who have I signed for here?', he's their youngest player, but he's their best player."

Sean Dyche has praised winger Dwight McNeil's (83) consistency at Burnley, "I think over time it's not surprising how well he's done, t's the consistency he's done it with. Young players coming into a side can have ups and downs, quiet periods. But he's not really had that many quiet periods, he's kept his consistency high."

Jack Clarke (77) is set to cut short his loan spell at Leeds, and return to Tottenham, having not featured in the league this season. 

Former Leeds United winger Noel Whelan believes Leeds United have made a mistake letting Mallik Wilks (77) go to Barnsley in the summer. "Wilks definitely has something. He impressed me. He has strength, pace, a good left foot and looks like a real handful for defenders. His decision-making needs to improve, but that will come with experience. Barnsley got him for a snip. £1 million is nothing for a Championship club these days. Have Leeds dropped a clanger? They will feel this have."Rabbi Matondo (76) made his first start for Schalke, playing as a striker in a new role for the Welsh youngster, and rewarded manager David Wagner with his first Bundesliga goal in a 3-1 win away to Leipzig. 

Aaron Connolly's (73) two goals for Brighton against Spurs has helped him to earn his first call up to the Irish national team, where he's expected to make his full international debut this week.

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Rating Changes

Mikey Johnston, 73 > 78

This is the poorest we've been hit by a poor rating increase since the beginning of the setup. Johnston's been playing fantastically well, and is a regular in the Celtic squad but still doesn't get near the ratings of players he's massively out performing such as Scott Sinclair who's rated as high as 85. We thought he should be getting an 82 rating minimum, and that's definitely what he deserved a regular in their first team this season. I think that's what he'd have got had he not picked up an injury in the beginning of September, but a month's injury should be something that the game take in to account when giving players a review after 17 months. In time, he'll be given the rating he deserves as one of the best players in the league at 85-87, but we're going to have to wait for some time with him given the league he plays in, so we'll be hopeful he can get a move to the Premier League sooner rather than later to be properly and regularly reviewed.

Ewan Henderson, 70 > 73

It's a disappointing rating increase for Henderson, considering he's now a regular at Ross County and has featured plenty for Celtic as well. However, it's not one that really affects us, as we weren't intending to sell him after his rating increase and we still think he can go all the way to the top. That isn't going to change with a poor rating increase, and we think in time he'll be comfortably rated above 80.

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Transfers In

Nathan Ferguson

Age: 19
Rating: 73
Predicted Rating: 80

We've managed to secure the signing of Nathan Ferguson, who's recently been added to the database. We regard Ferguson as playing at the highest level for a British youngster that has been added to the database since Max Aarons was added in January. When new players are getting added to the database, if they're playing for a Chelsea or a Manchester City then regardless of whether the players is known to managers then we'll have five or six rival bids. As Ferguson plays for West Brom, he's slipped by the attention of other managers and we'll certainly take that. 

Ferguson has had spells at both right-back and left-back this season, playing ten of West Brom's first eleven games this season. He's been a big reason for their improvement this season under Slavan Bilic, which see's the Baggies currently sitting on top of the Championship. Ferguson has particularly impressed in televised games away at Nottingham Forest and away to QPR, two games that West Brom won thanks to goal contributions by the full-back. These performances have helped his reputation to grow, and is considered to be one of the best full-backs in the Championship already, drawing comparisons to the emergence of Ryan Sessegnon at this level for Fulham a few seasons ago.

We're over the moon to be bringing in a player of his standard, and it's really helping us to continue to develop as a team. Whilst it's incredibly difficult to pick up talent in a competitive gameworld of a hundred managers, we've managed to bring in to Premier League regulars in Aaron Connolly and Steven Alzate and one of the best full-backs in the Championship in Nathan Ferguson against no competition. 

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Rating Changes

Joe Rodon, 77 > 80

Presumably due to his newly established regular spot in the Welsh national team, Joe Rodon has received a pleasantly surprising rating increase. It's certainly deserved, for one of the best centre halves in the Championship and a player that is certain to be attracting interest from Premier League clubs. We expected him to hit a rating of 82 by the end of the season, which this helps him towards, but if he can stay fit and keep getting appearances for Wales then he could reach an even higher rating. He's now not too far from finding his place in the starting line-up, but misses out to Adarabioyo (82), Clarke-Salter (82) and Reece James (82). 

Aaron Ramsdale, 75 > 80

Ramsdale's form for Bournemouth has been brilliant, and has helped him to earn a place as England U21's first choice goalkeeper which presumably has helped him to be reviewed early. This rating increase see's Ramsdale level with Bailey Peacock-Farrell's rating, and it gives us the option of using Ramsdale in the first team if Peacock-Farrell's performance are poor. Having established himself at a high rating, I think it gives us a better chance of getting a stronger increase when he's reviewed again in the Premier League review and we're hopeful of an increase to around 83. 

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Strongest XI

Ramsdale (80)

Wan-Bissaka (87) - Clarke-Salter (82) - Mepham (83) - Lewis (83)

Cash (82) - Brooks (87)

McNeil (83) - Roberts (84) - D. James (85)

Penaranda (83)

Back-Up XI

Peacock-Farrell (80)

Aarons (83) - Adarabioyo (82) - Rodon (80) - Robinson (80)

Cantwell (80) - R. James (82)

Nmecha (80) - Carvalho (82) - Eze (80)

Maja (80)

U19's

 

Travers (73)*

Aarons (83) - R. James (82) - Guehi (73) - Ferguson (73)

Gilmour (75) - Harper (76)

McNeil (83) - Clarke (77) - Matondo (76)

Obafemi (76)

* (aged 20)

We now have two teams of players rated above 80, which is great to see. We're now exclusively able to look at players with the potential to become 82 rated players or higher.

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HJK  - Squad Number and Statistics

1. Bailey Peacock-Farrell - 135 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 13 MotM,  AvP 6.28
2. Max Aarons - 22 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 MotM, AvP 6.09
3. Antonee Robinson - 22 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 MotM, AvP 5.96
4. Reece James - 32 games, 5 goals, 4 assists, 1 MotM, AvP 6.25
5. Chris Mepham - 109 games, 6 goals, 1 assist, 5 MotM, AvP 6.54
6. Tosin Adarabioyo - 50 games, 4 goals, 0 assists, 1 MotM, AvP 6.24
7. Patrick Roberts - 85 games, 18 goals, 17 assists, 7 MotM, AvP 7.01
8. Joao Carvalho - 70 games, 22 goals, 24 assists, 4 MotM, AvP 6.90
9. Josh Maja - 6 games, 3 goals, 4 assists, 1 MotM, AvP 6.67
10. Adalberto Penaranda - 57 games, 27 goals, 27 assists, 7 MotM, AvP 7.16
11. Dwight McNeil - 30 games, 7 goals, 6 assists, 0 MotM, AvP 6.47
12. Jamal Lewis - 106 games, 3 goals, 1 assists, 0 MotM, AvP 6.31
14. Todd Cantwell - 1 game, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 MotM, AvP 6.00
15. Ebere Eze - 10 games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 0 MotM, AvP 6.48
16. Jake Clarke-Salter - 54 games, 2 goals, 0 MotM, AvP 6.35
17. Lukas Nmecha - 11 games, 4 goals, 1 assist, 2 MotM, AvP 6.46
18. Matty Cash - 47 games, 11 goals, 6 assists, 3 MotM, AvP 6.47
20. David Brooks - 87 games, 14 goals, 9 assists, 11 MotM, AvP 7.02
21. Daniel James - 47 games, 11 goals, 18 assists, 3 MotM, AvP 6.83
22. Joe Rodon - 1 game, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 MotM, AvP 5.00
23. Marcus Tavernier - 1 games, 1 goal, 0 assists, 0 MotM, AvP 7.00
26. Allan Campbell - 5 games, 1 goals, 1 assist, 0 MotM, AvP 5.80
27. Andre Green - 26 games, 14 goals, 15 assists, 1 MotM, AvP 6.42
29. Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 114 games, 10 goals, 7 assists, 5 MotM, AvP 6.69 
30. Marcus McGuane - 11 games, 2 goals, 5 assists, 1 MotM, AvP 6.27

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Season 4, Turn 26 - Update 

Here's an update of Division 3, with 13 games remaining in the season. The league is incredibly tight, as whilst Servette have effectively secured their promotion, there's another seven sides realistically competing for the three remaining promotion places. We're hoping for back to back promotions, but have got tough competition and any rating increases that directly effect our strongest starting line up are incredibly welcome at this stage as they could be the fine margins that earn us our promotion to Division 2. 

David Brooks performances have really grown this season, as his 87 rating is now starting to result in very strong performances and a significant goalscoring contribution from central midfield. Adalberto Penaranda continues to be an exceptional player for us, as the top creator in the division as well as continuing to be our biggest goal threat. Aaron Wan-Bissaka's performances at right back have been superb, whilst Josh Maja's performances as our back up striker have been fantastic and he's been a really strong deputy to Penaranda. 

Division 3 League Table

1. Servette FC (59 points)
2. HJK (45 points)
3. FC Botosani (45 points)
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4. FK Qarabag (44 points)
5. FK Partizani (44 points)
6. Sheriff Tiraspol (42 points)
7. FC Astana (42 points)
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8. Levadia (41 points)

Clubs Top Scorers: Penaranda (10 goals), Brooks (9 goals), Roberts (7 goals)
Clubs Top Assists: Penaranda (13 assists), Roberts (6 assists), D. James (5 assists) / McNeil (5 assists)
Top Average Performances: Brooks (7.58), Penaranda (7.35), Wan-Bissaka (7.17) / Maja (7.17)

 

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October International Break - Appearances (Full Internationals)

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (80), Northern Ireland 1-3 Netherlands - 90 mins (Cap #12)

Dan James (85), Slovakia 1-1 Wales - 90 mins, 1 assist (Cap #7)

Dan James (85), Wales 1-1 Croatia - 90 mins (Cap #8)

Joe Rodon (80), Slovakia 1-1 Wales - 90 mins (Cap #3)

Joe Rodon (80), Slovakia 1-1 Wales - 90 mins (Cap #4)

Aaron Connolly (73), Georgia 0-0 Ireland - 12 mins (Cap #1)

Aaron Connolly (73), Switzerland 2-0 Ireland - 70 mins (Cap #2)

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Full Internationals

Adalberto Penaranda (Venezuela) - 15 caps, 0 goals

David Brooks (Wales) - 12 caps, 1 goal

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Northern Ireland) - 12 caps, 0 goals

Jamal Lewis (Northern Ireland) - 11 caps, 0 goals

Dan James (Wales) - 8 caps, 2 goal

Chris Mepham (Wales) - 8 caps, 0 goals

Antonee Robinson (United States) - 7 caps, 0 goals

Joe Rodon (Wales) - 4 caps, 0 goals

Rabbi Matondo (Wales) - 3 caps, 0 goals

Ryan Nyambe (Namibia) - 2 caps, 0 goals

Aaron Connolly (Ireland) - 2 caps, 0 goals

Michael Obafemi (Ireland) - 1 cap, 0 goals

Josh Maja (Nigeria) - 1 cap, 0 goals

 

Aaron Connolly becomes our 13th player to pick up full international honours, and looks to in the frame for plenty more caps for Ireland given their lack of attacking options. They're looking to secure qualification to Euro 2020 with a win against Denmark, and I'd expect Connolly to start in a must win game. 

Joe Rodon and Dan James have added to their international caps, which has seen them rise up the list in terms of international experience. Jamal Lewis and Chris Mepham were unable to add to their caps due to injuries. 

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Rating Changes

Given the extent of the talent we have in the squad, we seem to be getting consistent rating increases outside of any sort of schedule which is becoming really useful. In this case, the players aren't being reviewed because of any international duty, but just because they've been really impressive in the Championship.

Ebere Eze, 80 > 82

The go to man for QPR, Ebere Eze's been rewarded with a deserved rating increase after winning the Man of the Match three times in the first eleven games of the season, scoring four goals and assisting a further two in the process. He stands out as being a class above the rest of his side and is so key to their success in the heart of midfield. QPR are being held back by current financial restrictions, not spending any significant money despite bringing in around £8.5 million in player sales in the summer. Next summer I think it's very likely that Eze will be the man sold due to similar reasons, although whilst they still have him they have an outside chance of making the play-offs with the club currently sat in ninth position. 

Eze's current rating increase means there's a chance that at the end of the season he could get a further rating increase to 83/84, and it also means he's now at a rating where he could be a really useful option for us in league games. He's just edged out in rating to Dwight McNeil, who's likely to start ahead of him, but any drop in form from any of the attacking midfielders could see Eze or Joao Carvalho take their place. 

AM: Brooks (87), James (85), Roberts (84), McNeil (83), Carvalho (82), Eze (82), Cantwell (80)

Ben White, 76 > 80

In a similar rating increase experienced by Joe Rodon last week, Ben White gets a deserved rating increase due to his form this season for Leeds. He's been one of the best centre backs in the Championship this season, and like Rodon we'll be expecting a further rating increase to at least 82 come the Championship review at the end of the season. Similar to Rodon, he's still a bit off getting first team football but it does provide us with lots of depth at centre back. 

CB: Mepham (83), R. James (82), Clarke-Salter (82), Adarabioyo (82), Rodon (80), White (80)

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