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Highlight Performances (1st November to 3rd November)

Matty Cash (82) has been brilliant this season for Nottingham Forest, and won his first Man of the Match award in their win away at Luton. He's been playing right back for them this season, and has been excelling in an unfamiliar position. Forest are still in the mix for automatic promotion, and are currently fifth in the league with a game in hand. If he continues his form then he might get a marginal rating increase, but any real rating increase for him will only come from a promotion to the Premier League or a transfer to a Premier League club and his recent form can only help the chances of either of those things happening. 

After a struggling start in his loan spell for Blackburn Tosin Adarabioyo (82) has pushed on, established himself as a regular for the club and had his best game yet for the club as he was named Man of the Match in the sides 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday. Adarabioyo scored the equaliser, with his first professional goal which certainly helped towards winning the Man of the Match award and a place in the Championship's Team of the Week. He's got a lot of competition at centre back now at the club, so he needs to push on and it's great to see him playing regularly again, and this season in the far more familiar position of centre half. 

Ben White (80) kept a clean sheet with Leeds in their win at home to QPR, helping the club's chances of a promotion to the Premier League. This is becoming fairly routine for White, but it's still good from him nevertheless. I'd be very surprised if he's not a Premier League defender next season. 

Aaron Ramsdale (80) is now the highest points scoring goalkeepers in Fantasy Football, and with that builds up his publicity and the calls for him to be selected as part of England's squad this month for their qualifying matches. Ramsdale kept his third consecutive clean sheet in a 1-0 victory over Man. United, and is establishing himself as one of the in form goalkeepers in the Premier League. With every strong performance comes an increased chance of a strong rating increase, and given that it's currently our weakest position on the pitch it's great news for us as we look to try and push on and get promoted. 

Lukas Nmecha (80) had an important first start for Wolfsburg, which is vital in his development. It was generally a disappointing day for Wolfsburg, in a 3-0 defeat away to Borussia Dortmund, but it's an important step in his development to have his first start at the highest level. Hopefully he goes on to start plenty more games for Wolfsburg this season, as it's a high standard of football and he could get a decent rating increase next month if he does get a few more starts. 

Jayden Bogle (78) picked up his third assist of the season from full back, despite missing large parts of the start of the season through injury. He's really developing his all round game, and I think has developed a lot as a full back from last season. Fair play to Frank Lampard, who certainly knows how to spot a talent, and he's definitely on the path to becoming a Premier League player. There's so much talent right now in Britain at full back, and with some of the players more highly regarded joining top clubs, there's room for Bogle to be a replacement for players like Wan-Bissaka at Crystal Palace or potentially for Max Aarons if he does leave Norwich. 

Allan Campbell (78) has been outstanding this season, and a big part of Motherwell's success so far this season. He scored the winner for them this week in their 2-1 win at home to Livingston, and could well have got the whoscored Man of the Match is they did review the SPL. That's Campbell's biggest problem at the moment, in that he's playing in a league that just isn't given the proper attention and whilst he's at Motherwell he's not going to be reviewed properly. He should be at a far higher rating, as he's got a bit of everything, he's bossing the midfield for them and will need to earn a move for it to be worthwhile for us to keep him. Keep playing like he did this weekend though, and it'll be hard to ignore him for too much longer. 

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International Call Ups (Youth)

England U21 - Aaron Ramsdale, Max Aarons, Marc Guehi, Reece James, Dwight McNeil, Ebere Eze, 

Scotland U21 - Mikey Johnston, Billy Gilmour, Allan Campbell, Glenn Middleton

Germany U21 - Lukas Nmecha

England U20 - Marcus Tavernier, Jayden Bogle, Jack Clarke

England U18 - Nathan Wood

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Minutes played - 2019/20 

Premier League

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 1221 mins

Daniel James, 1168 mins, 3 goals, 2 assist, 1 MotM

Dwight McNeil, 1118 mins, 4 assists, 1 goal, 1 MotM

Aaron Ramsdale, 1080 mins, 1 assist, 3 clean sheets

Jamal Lewis, 1047 mins

Max Aarons, 904 mins

Todd Cantwell, 849 mins, 2 goals, 2 assists

Steven Alzate, 727 mins, 1 assist

Aaron Connolly, 558 mins, 3 goals, 2 MotM

Chris Mepham, 451 mins, 1 goal, 1 MotM 

Reece James, 399 mins, 2 goal, 1 assist

Michael Obafemi, 188 mins, 1 goal, 1 assist

Mark Travers, 180 mins, 1 clean sheet

Marc Guehi, 180 mins

Billy Gilmour, 169 mins

Patrick Roberts, 113 mins

Tom Dele-Bashiru, 18 mins

Herbie Kane, 8 mins

Big Five Leagues

Josh Maja (Ligue 1), 253 mins, 2 goal

Rabbi Matondo (Bundesliga), 242 mins, 1 goal

Lukas Nmecha (Bundesliga), 242 mins

Championship

Ben White, 1575 mins, 1 MotM

Ebere Eze, 1418 mins, 6 goals, 4 assists, 5 MotM

Antonee Robinson, 1417 mins, 2 MotM

Matty Cash, 1347 mins, 2 goal, 2 assists, 1 MotM

Joe Rodon, 1149 mins, 1 assist (INJ)

Nathan Ferguson, 1103 mins, 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 MotM

Thomas Edwards, 897 mins, 1 assist

Mallik Wilks, 881 mins, 1 goal

Jayden Bogle, 792 mins, 3 assists

Marcus Tavernier, 728 mins

Ryan Nyambe, 639 mins

Tosin Adarabioyo, 626 mins, 1 goal, 1 MotM

Joao Carvalho, 512 mins, 1 goal, 1 assist

Ben Wilmot, 472 mins, 2 goals

Jake Clarke-Salter, 263 mins

Andre Green, 227 mins, 1 goal

Jack Clarke, 116 mins

Rakeem Harper, 96 mins

Nathan Wood, 90 mins

Smaller Leagues

Allan Campbell (SPL), 1519 mins, 2 goal, 1 assist

Marcus McGuane (Eerste Divisie), 731 mins, 1 goal

Michael Johnston (SPL), 701 mins, 4 goals, 4 assists

Ewan Henderson (SPL), 611 mins

Glenn Middleton (SPL), 451 mins, 2 assists

Adalberto Penaranda (Belgian Pro League), 383 mins, 1 goal

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2019/20 Stats

Most Goals

1. Eberechi Eze (6)

2. Michael Johnston (4)

3. Daniel James (3), Aaron Connolly (3)

Most Assists

1. Michael Johnston (4), Eberechi Eze (4), Dwight McNeil (4)

2. Jayden Bogle (3)

3. Glenn Middleton (2), Matty Cash (2), Todd Cantwell (2), Daniel James (2)

Most Man of the Match Awards

1. Eberechi Eze (5)

2. Antonee Robinson (2), Aaron Connolly (2)

3. Daniel James (1), Chris Mepham (1), Ben White (1), Tosin Adarabioyo (1), Dwight McNeil (1)

Most Minutes Played

1. Ben White (1575)

2. Allan Campbell (1519)

3. Eberechi Eze (1418)

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

1. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (87) 

2. Dan James (85) [+1]  

3. David Brooks (87) [-1]

4. Reece James (82) [+1] 

5. Max Aarons (83) [-1]

6. Jamal Lewis (83

7. Dwight McNeil (83) [+1]   

8. Chris Mepham (83) [-1]

9. Aaron Ramsdale (80) [+2] 

10. Todd Cantwell (80)

11. Joe Rodon (80) [+1]

12. Ben White (80) [+3]  

13. Ebere Eze (82) [+5]  

14. Jack Clarke (77)

15. Patrick Roberts (84) [-6] 

16. Joao Carvalho (82) [-3] 

17. Bailey Peacock-Farrell (80)

18. Jake Clarke-Salter (82) [-2]     

19. Michael Johnston (78)

20. Billy Gilmour (75) [+2]   

21. Jayden Bogle (78)

22. Steven Alzate (72) [+4]

23. Aaron Connolly (78)

24. Josh Maja (80)    

25. Nathan Ferguson (73) [NEW ENTRY]

26. Adalberto Penaranda (83) [-6]

27. Matty Cash (82) [+2] 

28. Antonee Robinson (80)  

29. Michael Obafemi (76) [-3] 

30. Marcus Tavernier (77)

31. Lukas Nmecha (80)  

32. Tom Edwards (78) [-5]   

33. Rabbi Matondo (76)

34. Tosin Adarabioyo (82) [-2] 

35. Ben Wilmot (78)

36. Marc Guehi (73) [+1]  

37. Felix Nmecha (73) 

38. Andre Green (78) 

39. Rakeem Harper (76) 

40. Mallik Wilks (78) [-6]

41. Ewan Henderson (73) [-1]   

42. Glenn Middleton (76) [-1]

43. Herbie Kane (78) [-1]

44. Allan Campbell (78) [-1] 

45. Mark Travers (73) [-1] 

46. George Hirst (78) [-1] 

47. Ryan Nyambe (78) [-1] 

48. Dylan Levitt (70) [-1] 

49. Nathan Wood (67) [-1] 

50. Tom Dele-Bashiru (73) [-1] 

51. Marcus McGuane (75) [-1] 

 

Biggest Risers: Ebere Eze (82) [+5]Steven Alzate (72) [+12], Ben White (80) [+3]

Biggest Losers: Adalberto Penaranda (83) [-6], Patrick Roberts (84) [-6], Mallik Wilks (78) [-6] 

  

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Season 4, Turn 35 - Update 

With now just four games to go in the season, we're very much still in the hunt for the final two automatic promotion places that are up for grabs. With few points left to play for, Servette have already guaranteed promotion to Division 2, with us competing alongside Partizani, Botosani and Astana for the final two automatic spots, although those failing to secure promotion automatically will have another chance through the play-offs. 

Our next game sees us face our direct promotion rival Partizani at home, which is a huge six pointer for the club, and it's games like these which will ultimately decide what division we'll play in next season. 

We've had to deal without key man Aaron Wan-Bissaka recently, which has been a blow, but he's now back fit for the final four games which is vital for us. He'll be hoping to emulate the performances of key performers such as David Brooks, who's goal tally for the season has now reached 15 from midfield, whilst Adalberto Penaranda's 18 assists looks set to see him finish the season as Division 3's top creator. 

Division 3 League Table

1. Servette FC (77 points)
2. FK Partizani (67 points) 
3. FC Botosani (63 points) 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
4. HJK (62 points) 
5. FC Astana (62 points)
6. Levadia (56 points) 
7. FK Qarabag (53 points)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
8. CS Herediano (52 points)

Clubs Top Scorers: Brooks (15 goals), Penaranda (12 goals), Roberts (9 goals)
Clubs Top Assists: Penaranda (18 assists), D. James (8 assists), Roberts (7 assists)
Top Average Performances: Brooks (7.61), Penaranda (7.23), Wan-Bissaka (7.10)

  

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Transfers In

Tommy Doyle

Age: 18
Rating: 73
Predicted Rating: 73

We've brought in another academy player from Man. City, with the signing of promising central midfielder Tommy Doyle. Doyle's featured once for Man. City's first team so far this season, playing 90 minutes in their home win over Southampton in the League Cup, but we expect him to feature for them in at least one of Man. City's remaining two Champions League group stage matches against Shakhtar and Dinamo Zagreb with City virtually already through to the knockout stages. We still think he's a long way off making it in to the first team, but given his age he's definitely someone worth taking a punt on as he's only going to go up in rating and wouldn't be featuring at this age for City's first team unless he was exceptionally talented.

Other Current or Former Man. City Academy Players:

Patrick Roberts (Original Rating 84, Current Rating 84)

Tosin Adarabioyo (Original Rating 75, Current Rating 82)

Lukas Nmecha (Original Rating 73, Current Rating 80)

Rabbi Matondo (Original Rating 73, Current Rating 76)

Felix Nmecha (Original Rating 73, Current Rating 73)

Tom Dele-Bashiru (Original Rating 73, Current Rating 73)

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Season 4, Turn 36 - Update 

Not long since the last update, but with just three games remaining now and the push for promotion heating up we've managed to get ourselves back in the top three with a win over promotion rivals Partizani. We beat Partizani at home thanks to goals from wingers Patrick Roberts and Dan James, which puts us just three games away from promotion to Division 3 as Botosani dropped points in their 1-1 draw at home to Qarabag. The win also completely assures us of a place in the play-offs, if we were to miss out on automatic promotion. Servette have also clinched the Division 3 title with three games to spare, and have been brilliant this season.

Remaining Fixtures:

Game 36: Levadia (6th) Away
Game 37: Servette (1st) Home
Game 38: Caracas (17th) Away

We've still got lots of work to do, with three difficult fixtures remaining. First, we have to travel to a Levadia side who have won there last three games and are still very much in the hunt for promotion as they close in on assuring themselves of a play-off place. Levadia have a strong side, led by key man Jonathan David (85) who leads their line having scored 11 goals and assisted a further 10 this season.

Then, despite it being our only remaining home game, we have our toughest remaining fixture against Servette. We're facing the strongest side in the division, who have star quality throughout their side such as James Maddison (88), Angelino (87) and Matteo Guendouzi (86), whilst Christian Kouame (86) has been their best player in their league campaign with an average rating of 7.83 which is a league high.

We then travel to Caracas on the final day, more than likely needing to win to give ourselves a chance of promotion. Caracas are currently fighting to stay in the division, and may need a victory to keep themselves up. Despite their struggles this season, they aren't to be underestimated with players of the quality of Marcus Thuram (86) and Volodymyr Shepelyev (85). 

Division 3 League Table

1. Servette FC (80 points)
2. FK Partizani (67 points) 
3. HJK (65 points) 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
4. FC Botosani (64 points) 
5. FC Astana (63 points)
6. Levadia (59 points) 
7. FK Qarabag (54 points)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
8. CD Numancia (54 points)

Clubs Top Scorers: Brooks (15 goals), Penaranda (12 goals), Roberts (10 goals)
Clubs Top Assists: Penaranda (19 assists), D. James (8 assists), Roberts (8 assists)
Top Average Performances: Brooks (7.59), Penaranda (7.22), Wan-Bissaka (7.10)

  

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International Update (Full Internationals), November International Break - First Fixtures

Steven Alzate (72) made his international debut for Colombia, coming on for Juan Cuadrado (91) to play in the last 15 minutes of their 1-0 victory over Peru. Alzate donned the number 7 shirt, and certainly looked to be good enough to be playing at that level. He's reportedly impressed for them in the training camp, and will be looking to get a second cap in their friendly with Ecuador on Tuesday night. Alzate will be aiming to play at the Tokyo Olympics for Colombia U23's, with Colombia hosting the qualification tournament in January and February. It's been a fantastic few months for him, and I'd credit it largely to Graham Potter, who's also given league debuts to HJK team mates Dan James (85), Joe Rodon (80) and Aaron Connolly (73) as he certainly has a knack for finding talent.

Daniel James (85) won his ninth cap for Wales in their victory over Azerbaijan, setting up Harry Wilson for Wales crucial second goal. James was fantastic as Wales go to within one game of qualifying for Euro 2020. Chris Mepham (83) also won his ninth cap, as he played his first football since recovering from injury in September. Rabbi Matondo (76) came off the bench for the last ten minutes for Dan James, making his fourth cap and looking lively on the left wing. 

Northern Ireland were unfortunate not to beat the Netherlands, missing a penalty which proved to be crucial as they drew 0-0. Bailey Peacock-Farrell (80) won his 13th cap and Jamal Lewis (83) won his 12th cap, as they both kept a clean sheet and both continue to impress for their country. If these boys are committed enough, then they've both got the talent to go on and become centurions for Northern Ireland. I'd expect both to feature in Northern Ireland's final qualifying match away to Germany.

Mark Travers (73) came off the bench to earn his second cap for Ireland, in their 3-1 win over New Zealand. In his time on the pitch, he kept a clean sheet and looks to be on an impressive trajectory for a keeper of his age, with him still only being 20 years of age. Neither Michael Obafemi (73) or Aaron Connolly featured for them, with Connolly (73) expected to play in their crucial qualifying match with Denmark on Monday if he's fit to play.

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Full Internationals

Adalberto Penaranda (Venezuela) - 15 caps, 0 goals

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Northern Ireland) - 13 caps, 0 goals

David Brooks (Wales) - 12 caps, 1 goal

Jamal Lewis (Northern Ireland) - 12 caps, 0 goals

Dan James (Wales) - 9 caps, 2 goal

Chris Mepham (Wales) - 9 caps, 0 goals

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

Joe Rodon (Wales) - 4 caps, 0 goals

Rabbi Matondo (Wales) - 4 caps, 0 goals

Ryan Nyambe (Namibia) - 2 caps, 0 goals

Mark Travers (Ireland) - 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

Steven Alzate (Colombia) - 1 cap, 0 goals

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International Update (Youth Internationals), November International Break - First Fixtures

Albania U21 0-3 England U21 - Aaron Ramsdale (80) earned his sixth cap, Marc Guehi (73) his fifth and Reece James (82) his first cap with all playing the full ninety minutes as England U21's kept a clean sheet. Ebere Eze (82) came off the bench with nine minutes to go for his first cap at this age group. Dwight McNeil (83) and Max Aarons (83) both failed to get off the bench. There next fixture is a friendly against the Netherlands on Tuesday.

Scotland U21 0-1 Greece U21 - Allan Campbell (78) captained Scotland U21's in a disappointing defeat to Greece in his nineteenth cap for the age group, playing the full ninety minutes. Billy Gilmour (75) also played ninety minutes in his eleventh cap, but having watched Scotland's narrow win to Cyprus I don't see a reason why he shouldn't be given a chance in the first team. Glenn Middleton (76) came off the bench for his nineteenth cap, whilst Ewan Henderson (76) wasn't able to make it off the bench. Mikey Johnston (78) had initially been called up, but withdrew from the squad through injury.  

Germany U21 2-3 Belgium U21 - Lukas Nmecha (80) earned his eighth cap for the age group in their disappointing home defeat to Belgium, as he played the fully ninety minutes up front.

Portugal U20 0-4 England U20 - Nathan Ferguson (73) earned his third U20 cap, playing the full ninety minutes and keeping a clean sheet. Jayden Bogle (78) came off the bench for his third cap, Marcus Tavernier (77) for his fourteenth and Jack Clarke (77) for his fifth cap.

England U18 5-2 Russia U18, England U18 4-4 Norway U18 - Nathan Wood (67) played two full games for England U18's, earning his seventh and eighth caps for the age group. He's still got plenty to learn but is very much a part of the England set up.

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Club Record Update (Season 4 - Turn 36)

As we near the end of the season we've got an update of the clubs records. Bailey Peacock-Farrell is still out in front as our top appearance maker, despite Aaron Ramsdale getting a couple of games this season as Aaron Wan-Bissaka has recently struggled with injury. Adalberto Penaranda is the new addition to the top ten appearance makers, as a regular starter for us up front whilst there's plenty of players who've now made over fifty appearances that aren't far off Reece Oxford's and Keinan Davis's totals in the first two seasons of the club.

Adalberto Penaranda has become the clubs records goalscorer with twenty nine goals, although he's got plenty of competition for that spot with David Brooks outscoring him so far this season. Penaranda has extended his lead for creating the most goals with an impressive thirty four, as he leads the way for assists in Division 3 this season.

Most League Appearances:

1. Bailey Peacock-Farrell - 144 appearances
2. Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 122 appearances
3. Jamal Lewis - 117 appearances

4. Chris Mepham - 116 appearances
5. David Brooks - 98 appearances
6. 
Patrick Roberts - 95 appearances
7. Joao Carvalho - 73 appearances
8. Adalberto Penaranda - 67 appearances
9. Reece Oxford - 63 appearances
10. Keinan Davis - 60 appearances
= Jake Clarke-Salter - 60 appearances

Most League Goals:

1. Adalberto Penaranda - 29 goals 
2. Keinan Davis - 28 goals
3. Joao Carvalho - 23 goals

4. Patrick Roberts - 21 goals
5. David Brooks - 20 goals
6. Daniel James - 15 goals
7. Andre Green - 14 goals

8. Matty Cash - 12 goals 
9. Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 10 goals

10. Bright Enobakhare - 8 goals
10.
Dwight McNeil - 8 goals

Most League Assists:

1. Adalberto Penaranda - 34 assists
2. Joao Carvalho - 24 assists

3. Daniel James - 21 assists
4. Patrick Roberts - 19 assists
5. Keinan Davis - 17 assists 
6. Andre Green - 15 assists
7. Bright Enobakhare
 - 13 assists 
8. David Brooks - 11 assists
9. Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 7 assists
= Tristan Nydam - 7 assists

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Top Five Leagues Predictions (Late November/December)

Premier League

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 87 > 88/89

David Brooks, 87 > 87 (INJ)

Daniel James, 85 > 88

Dwight McNeil, 83 > 85/86

Chris Mepham, 83 > 84/83

Jamal Lewis, 83 > 84

Max Aarons, 83 > 84

Reece James, 82 > 84/85

Todd Cantwell, 80 > 83

Aaron Ramsdale, 80 > 84

Aaron Connolly, 73 > 82/80

Steven Alzate, 72 > 82

Bailey Peacock-Farrell, 80 > 80

Michael Obafemi, 76 > 78

George Hirst, 78 > 78

Herbie Kane, 78 > 78

Billy Gilmour, 75 > 78

Mark Travers, 73 > 76

Marc Guehi, 73 > 76

Tommy Doyle, 73 > 73

Felix Nmecha, 73 > 73

Dylan Levitt, 70 > 70

Ligue 1

Josh Maja, 80 > 82/80

Bundesliga

Lukas Nmecha, 80 > 82/83

Rabbi Matondo, 76 > 80/82

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Other League Predictions

Championship

Ebere Eze, 82 > 83/84

Matty Cash, 82 > 83

Ben White, 80 > 82/83

Joe Rodon, 80 > 82/83

Jake Clarke-Salter, 82 > 82

Joao Carvalho, 82 > 82

Tosin Adarabioyo, 82 > 82

Antonee Robinson, 80 > 82

Jayden Bogle, 78 > 82

Ben Wilmot, 78 > 80/82

Thomas Edwards, 78 > 80

Nathan Ferguson, 73 > 80

Marcus Tavernier, 77 > 78/80

Ryan Nyambe, 78 > 78/80

Mallik Wilks, 78 > 78

Andre Green, 78 > 78

Jack Clarke, 77 > 77

Rakeem Harper, 76 > 76

Nathan Wood, 67 > 70

SPL

Mikey Johnston, 78 > 82

Allan Campbell, 78 > 80

Glenn Middleton, 76 > 78

Ewan Henderson, 73 > 76

Other

Adalberto Penaranda, 83 > 83

Marcus McGuane, 75 > 78

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International Update (Full Internationals), November International Break - Second Fixtures

Steven Alzate (72) followed his international debut earlier in the week by playing ninety minutes for Colombia in their 1-0 friendly win away at Ecuador. Alzate played well in the game, and donned the number ten shirt that is usually worn by the injured James Rodriguez. His shirt number, and his full game in the friendly suggests that Colombia expect very big things from Alzate in the future.

Dan James (85) and Chris Mepham (83) both won their tenth caps for Wales in a huge game for their countries, as they beat Hungary 2-0 to earn qualification to this summers European Championships. Both performed well, and are expected to be starters in Wales third ever major tournament finals which will be a big achievement for them. The currently injured Joe Rodon (80) and David Brooks (87) will also take part in the tournament this summer, whilst Rabbi Matondo (76) and Dylan Levitt (70) were both unused substitutes and are in with a chance of making the final squad. 

Bailey Peacock Farrell (80) earned his fourteenth cap for Northern Ireland, in a disappointing 6-1 defeat away to Germany. Germany were on fire in front of goal on the day, and I only really think he could have done better for one of the goals, whilst he also made some important saves, so I think questions will be asked further up the pitch and the overall performance of the side. Northern Ireland were missing HJK man and key defender Jamal Lewis, who went back to Norwich to get a knee injury assessed which didn't help their chances in the game. Northern Ireland are in the play-offs though with a chance of still qualifying for the European Championships, where they face Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Semi-Finals and they'll need both Peacock-Farrell and Lewis fit for that game to give themselves a good chance of getting a result.

None of our three players in the Irish squad featured for them in their disappointing 1-1 draw with Denmark, with Aaron Connolly (73) ruled out of the game through injury. Ireland will now also have to compete in the play-offs for a chance of making the European Championships in March, where they will face Slovakia away in the Semi-Finals, and if Aaron Connolly is fit then he'll be in contention to start that game for them.

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Full Internationals

Adalberto Penaranda (Venezuela) - 15 caps, 0 goals

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Northern Ireland) - 14 caps, 0 goals

David Brooks (Wales) - 12 caps, 1 goal

Jamal Lewis (Northern Ireland) - 12 caps, 0 goals

Dan James (Wales) - 10 caps, 2 goal

Chris Mepham (Wales) - 10 caps, 0 goals

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

Joe Rodon (Wales) - 4 caps, 0 goals

Rabbi Matondo (Wales) - 4 caps, 0 goals

Steven Alzate (Colombia) - 2 caps, 0 goals

Ryan Nyambe (Namibia) - 2 caps, 0 goals

Mark Travers (Ireland) - 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

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Rating Changes

Steven Alzate, 72 > 78

After his first two caps for Colombia, Steven Alzate gets a rating increase ahead of the Premier League review next month. It's fully deserved, and puts him in line to get a more significant rating increase in the review which should put him in the first team picture. We're hoping with that review, he can get a rating increase to around 82, which would be deserved for someone who's played the majority of Premier League minutes for Brighton this season and looks like an important part of their future plans.

CM: Brooks (87), Cash (82), R. James (82), Cantwell (80), Alzate (78), Campbell (78), Kane (78), Tavernier (77), Harper (76), McGuane (75), Gilmour (75), F. Nmecha (73), Dele-Bashiru (73), Henderson (73), Levitt (70)

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Minutes played - 2019/20 

Premier League

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 1311 mins

Daniel James, 1258 mins, 3 goals, 3 assists, 1 MotM

Dwight McNeil, 1208 mins, 1 goal, 4 assists, 1 MotM

Aaron Ramsdale, 1170 mins, 1 assist, 3 clean sheets

Jamal Lewis, 1047 mins

Max Aarons, 994 mins

Todd Cantwell, 929 mins, 3 goals, 2 assists

Steven Alzate, 727 mins, 1 assist

Aaron Connolly, 558 mins, 3 goals, 2 MotM

Chris Mepham, 451 mins, 1 goal, 1 MotM 

Reece James, 430 mins, 2 goal, 1 assist

Michael Obafemi, 264 mins, 1 goal, 1 assist

Mark Travers, 180 mins, 1 clean sheet

Marc Guehi, 180 mins

Billy Gilmour, 169 mins

Patrick Roberts, 113 mins

Tom Dele-Bashiru, 18 mins

Herbie Kane, 8 mins

Big Five Leagues

Josh Maja (Ligue 1), 253 mins, 2 goal

Rabbi Matondo (Bundesliga), 251 mins, 1 goal

Lukas Nmecha (Bundesliga), 242 mins

Championship

Ben White, 1665 mins, 1 assist, 1 MotM

Ebere Eze, 1508 mins, 6 goals, 4 assists, 5 MotM

Antonee Robinson, 1507 mins, 2 MotM

Matty Cash, 1437 mins, 2 goal, 2 assists, 1 MotM

Joe Rodon, 1149 mins, 1 assist (INJ)

Nathan Ferguson, 1103 mins, 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 MotM

Thomas Edwards, 987 mins, 1 assist

Jayden Bogle, 882 mins, 3 assists

Mallik Wilks, 881 mins, 1 goal

Marcus Tavernier, 818 mins, 1 goal

Tosin Adarabioyo, 716 mins, 1 goal, 1 MotM

Ryan Nyambe, 639 mins

Joao Carvalho, 521 mins, 1 goal, 1 assist

Ben Wilmot, 562 mins, 2 goals

Jake Clarke-Salter, 353 mins

Andre Green, 227 mins, 1 goal

Jack Clarke, 135 mins

Rakeem Harper, 96 mins

Nathan Wood, 90 mins

Smaller Leagues

Allan Campbell (SPL), 1600 mins, 2 goal, 1 assist

Marcus McGuane (Eerste Divisie), 870 mins, 1 goal

Michael Johnston (SPL), 701 mins, 4 goals, 4 assists

Ewan Henderson (SPL), 701 mins

Glenn Middleton (SPL), 451 mins, 2 assists

Adalberto Penaranda (Belgian Pro League), 383 mins, 1 goal

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International Update

Completely missed that Ryan Nyambe had been called up for Namibia's recent African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Chad and Guinea. Nyambe played the ninety minutes for Namibia in both games, as they managed to beat Chad 2-1, but fell to a 2-0 defeat against Guinea, taking himself up to four caps for his country. These appearances will do a lot to win support from the fans of the Namibian National Team, who were unconvinced that he was completely loyal to the nation having only played for them in the finals of the previous African Cup of Nations tournament. Unfortunately, he did pick up an illness on international duty and was left out of Blackburn's team on the weekend, but players picking up regular international caps are good for the club. 

Full Internationals

Adalberto Penaranda (Venezuela) - 15 caps, 0 goals

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Northern Ireland) - 14 caps, 0 goals

David Brooks (Wales) - 12 caps, 1 goal

Jamal Lewis (Northern Ireland) - 12 caps, 0 goals

Dan James (Wales) - 10 caps, 2 goal

Chris Mepham (Wales) - 10 caps, 0 goals

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

Joe Rodon (Wales) - 4 caps, 0 goals

Rabbi Matondo (Wales) - 4 caps, 0 goals

Ryan Nyambe (Namibia) - 4 caps, 0 goals

Steven Alzate (Colombia) - 2 caps, 0 goals

Mark Travers (Ireland) - 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

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Player Update - Dylan Levitt

Despite being ranked towards the bottom of the rankings for potential, in the last month or so Dylan Levitt has really pushed on and made great strides to becoming a top professional. 

He's regularly been picked by Ryan Giggs in Wales squads, despite failing to pick up a cap, and recently for Man. United he's been excelling in their U23's. He's played well enough to earn himself a debut against Astana, where he played 90 minutes and impressed, and with United particularly week in central midfield he's in with a chance of featuring more for the first team this season. I'd also expect him to make his Welsh debut in the friendlies in March.

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Season 4, Turn 38 - Update

Unfortunately it wasn't to be automatic promotion for HJK this season, as we just left ourselves too much to do with some difficult fixtures at the end of the season. It has to be said that it was an overwhelmingly successful season on the whole though, just missing out on automatic promotion in our first season at this level. We still do have a chance of promotion though, as on Saturday we face off against Numancia in the play-offs. It's going to be a tough test for us, against what on paper is the strongest side in the league, but we have had the benefit of being able to rest players on the final day of the season and also have the home advantage in the play-off due to our superior league position. 

Adalberto Penaranda finished the season as the most creative player in the division, with nineteen league assists topping the charts in Division 3. David Brooks had the sixth highest average rating in Division 3 in what has been an impressive season for the midfield, who will by vying with Penaranda for the clubs Player of the Season awards which will commence following the end of the play-offs.

The club have been awarded nearly £8 million in prize money due to the clubs record high league finish, which puts them in a very healthy financial position to try and acquire new talent for the club going in to Season 5.

Division 3 League Table

1. Servette FC (86 points)
2. FK Partizani (73 points) 
3. FC Botosani (73 points)
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4. HJK (67 points) 
5. FC Astana (67 points)
6. Levadia (63 points) 
7. CD Numancia (63 points)

Clubs Top Scorers: Brooks (15 goals), Penaranda (13 goals), Roberts (10 goals)
Clubs Top Assists: Penaranda (20 assists), D. James (10 assists), Roberts (9 assists)
Top Average Performances: Brooks (7.56), Penaranda (7.21), Wan-Bissaka (7.09)

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Minutes played - 2019/20 

Premier League

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 1311 mins

Daniel James, 1258 mins, 3 goals, 3 assists, 1 MotM

Dwight McNeil, 1208 mins, 1 goal, 4 assists, 1 MotM

Aaron Ramsdale, 1170 mins, 1 assist, 3 clean sheets

Jamal Lewis, 1047 mins

Max Aarons, 994 mins

Todd Cantwell, 929 mins, 3 goals, 2 assists

Steven Alzate, 727 mins, 1 assist

Aaron Connolly, 558 mins, 3 goals, 2 MotM

Reece James, 520 mins, 2 goal, 1 assist

Chris Mepham, 451 mins, 1 goal, 1 MotM 

Michael Obafemi, 264 mins, 1 goal, 1 assist

Mark Travers, 180 mins, 1 clean sheet

Marc Guehi, 180 mins

Billy Gilmour, 169 mins

Patrick Roberts, 113 mins

Dylan Levitt, 90 mins

Tom Dele-Bashiru, 18 mins

Herbie Kane, 8 mins

Big Five Leagues

Josh Maja (Ligue 1), 343 mins, 2 goal

Rabbi Matondo (Bundesliga), 251 mins, 1 goal

Lukas Nmecha (Bundesliga), 242 mins

Championship

Ben White, 1755 mins, 1 assist, 1 MotM

Ebere Eze, 1598 mins, 6 goals, 4 assists, 5 MotM

Antonee Robinson, 1597 mins, 1 goal, 2 MotM

Matty Cash, 1527 mins, 2 goal, 2 assists, 1 MotM

Nathan Ferguson, 1193 mins, 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 MotM

Joe Rodon, 1149 mins, 1 assist (INJ)

Thomas Edwards, 987 mins, 1 assist

Jayden Bogle, 972 mins, 3 assists

Marcus Tavernier, 908 mins, 1 goal, 1 assist

Mallik Wilks, 881 mins, 1 goal

Tosin Adarabioyo, 806 mins, 1 goal, 1 MotM

Ryan Nyambe, 717 mins

Ben Wilmot, 652 mins, 2 goals

Joao Carvalho, 551 mins, 2 goals, 1 assist

Jake Clarke-Salter, 443 mins

Andre Green, 227 mins, 1 goal

Jack Clarke, 135 mins

Rakeem Harper, 96 mins

Nathan Wood, 90 mins

Smaller Leagues

Allan Campbell (SPL), 1600 mins, 2 goal, 1 assist

Marcus McGuane (Eerste Divisie), 870 mins, 1 goal

Michael Johnston (SPL), 724 mins, 5 goals, 4 assists

Ewan Henderson (SPL), 701 mins

Glenn Middleton (SPL), 451 mins, 2 assists

Adalberto Penaranda (Belgian Pro League), 383 mins, 1 goal

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Transfers Out

Andre Green

Age: 21

Rating: 78

Original Rating: 77

Appearances: 26; Goals: 14; Assists: 15; Average Rating: 6.42

We've decided to freshen things up slightly going in to the new season, whether we're in Division 3 or Division 2. The first player to go is Andre Green, due to his club form. We've had Green since Season 1, but he hasn't quite lived up to his potential in the way that some of our other initial signings have done. His career has stalled this season slightly at Preston North End, where he's not been able to break in to the first team yet and whilst he still clearly has a lot of talent and things still might fall his way, he seems like a clear choice when it comes to letting one or two players go to allow some more room for new signings within the squad cap. We've got a strong transfer fee for him as well, of his maximum transfer value or £2.4 million to Red Star Belgrade, which we'll be able to use to reinvest in new signings and still represents a good profit from his signing fee of £0.8 million despite his lack of progress.

On the pitch for us Green was exceptional in the amount of games he ended up playing for us, and in Division 2 was comfortably one of our best players having scored 11 goals and assisted a further 15 in just 19 games. He leaves the club currently in seventh in the goal scoring charts and as sixth in the charts for the most assists, despite only playing 26 league games for HJK. The increase in ratings of players such as Dan James and Dwight McNeil has prevented him from playing more often, and in the last couple of seasons he's predominantly been out on loan, most notably at CD Aguila where he scored 7 goals in 31 games and I'd expect him to be among the goals if given games at his new club.

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Transfers Out

Mallik Wilks

Age: 21

Rating: 78

Original Rating: 77

Appearances: 0; Goals: 0; Assists: 0; Average Rating:  N/A

Leaving the club as well is a much more recent signings in Mallik Wilks, who'll move on to FC Tokyo for £1.2 million, having signed for HJK for £0.4 million at the beginning of the season. Wilks never featured for the first team, and was only ever a back up option for the club in attack and didn't get to the standard needed to feature with the current strength the club has in that area of the pitch. 

We've decided to let go of Wilks as it's taking him a while to adjust to the Championship at Barnsley, he's only scored the one goal and has largely featured off the bench for them recently, and with the club struggling and looking to be heading towards relegation I'm not confident he'll still be a Championship player next season. He still obviously has talent, and did excel in League 1 for him this season, but with things not particularly going his way and us having the opportunity to make a strong profit on him and free up some more space for the clubs squad cap. 

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