For the first time in the short history of SPT we have won nowt. I am not sad about that because at the sharp end it is mostly about luck and not much else. Two teams turn up with, roughly, a T11 of 27.0 and there not much to chose between them. Special players perhaps and OTF maybe, but theses are minor numbers so luck is the big factor in Manager.
I was curious about the stats pulled by Steve at AFC where there was mention of total chances created and faced in the league and so I looked it up. These numbers really exist. Who would have thought.... Anyway, I looked up mine and it's 263 v 121 which, I think, is pretty good but the bad number is percentage of shots saved. I think SPT are the only team in EVO1 with a save percentage less than 50%. When you are reducing the number of chances the opposition get it has to be a good thing but letting them score every other shot on target wastes all the good defensive work.
In my head I think SPT finished one place lower in the league than we should but TED did well keeping their run going and I have to tip my hat to Stupot there. They were not going to be caught after winning at our gaff. Still, 4 defeats all season is not too shabby. Just a shame that 3 of them came in the last four matches. The games that really matter.
I think the team is sorted for next season. The special players are getting in the way of the swansongers - really surprised that there were not more teams with 5/20 players this season that didn't CP them up to 27. 6/19 at the start of next season = 6/24 swanner. Missed opportunity I think. For me I have a shite SW that will swan it and he will be OK for a few weeks but would have preferred to have been on the ball and thought ahead.
Onwards and upwards.
|Ally McCoist (FCG)||FW 3/28||21||56||29|
|Marshawn Lynch (HAM)||FW 2/26||21||54||25|
|Peter Lovenkrands (TED)||FW 2/26||21||41||39|
|Bas Dost (USL)||FW 5/32||21||27||27|
|Colin Stein (TED)||FW 4/28||20||46||34|
|Aziz Bouhaddouz (SPP)||MA 4/28||17||31||26|
|Andre Gomes (LEI)||FW 3/27||17||30||25|
|Ross Jensen (COR)||FW 3/27||17||27||26|
|Michael Kohlhaas (HAM)||2/25||92.5600||25|
|Amigne de Vetroz (CAT)||7/16||92.2727||11|
|Norman Capitals (ORP)||2/26||91.4583||24|
|Andy Scotland (COL)||1/13||91.0000||2|
|Leonid Yudasin (ELA)||2/26||90.5556||18|
|Ian MacGaskill (CPR)||3/26||90.1250||24|
|B Wicket (ACU)||5/25||90.1053||19|
|Man Of The Match||MOMs||APPs|
|Davi (CAT)||GK 4/27||13||23|
|Andy Cole (NEI)||FW 2/26||8||28|
|George Matthews (DYN)||GK 5/19||7||22|
|Ally McCoist (FCG)||FW 3/28||7||29|
|Juanma (HEA)||FW 4/28||6||23|
|George Scanlan (BAL)||FW 6/22||6||23|
|Michael Kohlhaas (HAM)||GK 2/25||6||25|
|Ross Jensen (COR)||FW 3/27||6||26|
|Gordon Durie (TED)||FW 5/27||11||12||34|
|Colin Stein (TED)||FW 4/28||10||16||34|
|Christie Elliott (SPT)||WG 6/24||10||15||27|
|Radich Nikoladze (BIR)||MA 3/27||10||14||30|
|Thomas Buffel (TED)||MA 3/33||10||14||34|
|David Prowse (USL)||DF 4/27||9||2||28|
|Morton Anderson (HAM)||WG 1/22||8||20||19|
|Gary Anderson (HAM)||WG 1/22||8||20||19|
|Season 39 Trades: 53|
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|Bugs Malone 2/25 GK - Looking for a similar skill and age DF or MF [Reading Rattlers]|
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|Guff Wanderers Need:|
Looking to sign experienced defenders. Contact me with your offers.
|St Pauli Pirates Need:|
To pass the other team off the pitch!
|Huascaran Heights Need:|
We need a creative fund raiser to ensure the financial situation is always better than 'okay'!
|Sitan Dama Need:|
|A fast developing youth policy.|
|Sparta Sorukoviso Need:|
Grit - for our players, and Scotch for the Gaffer - Single Malt please!
|Sitan Dama Need:|
|A fast developing youth policy.|
|Poll Title||Initiator||Returned||Closing Date|
|Hidden Special Abilities||Adam Meney||32||2018-04-08 15:59:05|
|World Cup Predictions||Brian Beerman||21||2018-06-24 13:03:20|
|World Cup Predictions|
|Simple enough: Who do you believe will win Russia 2018?|
|Multi Position Players||James White||8|
|MVP Awards||Jon Love||5|
|Allow Swansong on Special Ability Player||Brian Beerman||4|
|Future Special Abilitites||Adam Meney||37|
|Multi Position Players|
|Brian Beerman - May 29th 2018 15:40|
I don't see how a change to the status quo improves the game. I think it's another piece that we must account for when team building, so it adds to the game. If it's not been much of a problem the last few years, I don't see that it needs to be altered now.
|James White - May 27th 2018 1:02|
forgot to say Thanks to all who have replied !!
|James White - May 27th 2018 1:00|
quote "If you can just downgrade at any time it means you can effectiveley ignore the 5 cap rule."
If you have to downgrade I don't see how this means your ignoring the rule as you have to act to counter it.
Other arguments seem to be it stops you obtaining .......................
|Mike Parnaby - May 25th 2018 13:27|
I actually like the rule to be honest. Sort of a leveller rule that allows teams to be more or less equal in terms of ability to get these players as teams to 4-5 MP players might be put off from bidding. Alternatively, there may be more MP players on the transfer list to create room in squads.......................
|James Tucker - May 25th 2018 12:45|
I agree with James - Most teams have 5/4 MP, this makes these players very difficult to shift in the transfer market. It would help stimulate the transfer market if either the restriction were removed or you could downgrade a player.
I don't really understand why there is .......................
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