Given our poor T17, I'm very proud of our 6th place this season. Starting out expecting a relegation battle, in the end we finished in a very safe position, and if a couple of draws had converted to wins the we could have finished in the top 3 or 4. We haven't invested in youth, so next season our aging squad will struggle. Well done to all promoted teams and nice to see Adam and James back in the top flight.
Some sad retirements - Cliff Michelmore and Simo Salminen off to coaching jobs. Both are the last members of CPR to serve in the title-winning Season 35 side. Cliff was a young striker who had a bit-part in that side, and to be frank his career never flourished, being a solid but unremarkable striker. Simo was a key defender then and played a crucial role up until this season just gone. The big Finn will be sorely missed.
Happy New Year all, and looking forward to the new season already!
|Marshawn Lynch (HAM)||FW 3/33||30||51||23|
|Peter Lovenkrands (TED)||FW 3/27||29||53||38|
|Muller (FCG)||MA 3/27||29||51||27|
|Paul Copeland (BAL)||FW 5/25||23||43||22|
|Glen Coe (BAL)||FW 3/27||22||52||25|
|Charlie Miller (TED)||MA 4/28||21||45||38|
|Ross Jensen (COR)||FW 4/27||21||43||34|
|Jan Van Wachoss (KEN)||FW 3/27||21||35||33|
|Michael Kohlhaas (HAM)||3/27||92.6923||26|
|C Menzies (ACU)||2/22||91.1875||16|
|B Wicket (ACU)||6/19||90.6000||5|
|Sam Johnson (VOB)||3/25||90.5652||23|
|Kyle Evans (COR)||4/27||89.9643||28|
|J Prescott (ACU)||1/20||89.9167||12|
|Man Of The Match||MOMs||APPs|
|Philipp Tschauner (SPP)||GK 3/27||8||22|
|Kelly Slater (RUF)||GK 3/25||8||30|
|Davi (CAT)||GK 5/20||7||22|
|Paul Copeland (BAL)||FW 5/25||6||22|
|Sam Johnson (VOB)||GK 3/25||6||23|
|Glen Coe (BAL)||FW 3/27||6||25|
|Tugay (FCG)||DM 4/27||6||27|
|Michael Mols (TED)||FW 2/26||6||28|
|Michael Mols (TED)||FW 2/26||12||22||28|
|Abe Dean (BAL)||WG 4/27||11||18||24|
|Canniga (FCG)||WG 2/26||10||27||29|
|Gary Anderson (HAM)||WG 2/26||10||21||29|
|Adao Moutinho (KEN)||WG 2/26||10||18||31|
|Peter Lovenkrands (TED)||FW 3/27||9||20||38|
|Brian Laudrup (FCG)||WG 1/22||9||17||31|
|Jan Smolski (COR)||MA 3/24||9||15||33|
|Season 40 Trades: 52|
|Jumilla 3/24 MF - Not sure [M.V.V. Caledonian]|
|Diego Planeta 3/24 DF - K [M.V.V. Caledonian]|
|Les Charmes 3/27 MA - K [M.V.V. Caledonian]|
|Opus One 3/30 FW - K [M.V.V. Caledonian]|
|Dom Zinck 3/21 FW - K [M.V.V. Caledonian]|
|Gino Nicotero 6/15 GK - some k [Orgullo Atlético]|
|Sidibe 1/10 DF - some k [Orgullo Atlético]|
|Wanted: CP's wanted [Adelaidonians F.C.]|
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|Asteria Kromatos Need:|
To score more goals - defensively we're pretty good for a mid-table team.
|Orgullo Atlético Need:|
|Some shots would be nice|
|Ballingry United Need:|
Time, patience, structure, planning, luck, understanding, alcohol, inspiration, creativity, molasses, dedication, fresh fruit, loose women, religion, concentration, technique, warm underwear
|St Pauli Pirates Need:|
To pass the other team off the pitch!
|Hamilton Invaders Need:|
Cash lots of it
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|Increase Gate for Knock Out Round Cup Matches||Brian Beerman||6|
|Multi Position Players||James White||9|
|MVP Awards||Jon Love||6|
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|Future Special Abilitites||Adam Meney||39|
|Increase Gate for Knock Out Round Cup Matches|
|Ellis Simpson - November 16th 2018 8:56|
Improving the rewards in later rounds of the cup makes the richer (better) clubs richer and the poorer (worse) clubs poorer. I wouldn't see that as improving the game.
|Brian Beerman - November 5th 2018 14:47|
Adam, Dave...I can see your point. I always work to get as many cup games as possible each season for those reasons. Sounds like a fair answer.
What do you think about giving the D1 champion a financial or CP award, like days of old?
|Adam Meney - November 5th 2018 8:49|
Personally I feel like there is enough reward fromn the extra games and the extra coaching slots. It all mounts up. Just ask TED.
|Brian Beerman - November 5th 2018 1:56|
|Thank for the thoughts, David. A quick phone reply. Perhaps it’s worth reconsidering a reward for the D1 champion. Cash or CP seem appropriate. It’s a big accomplishment, like the cups, and I think deserves something in addition to a trophy.|
|David King - November 4th 2018 18:22|
For the reality of the game, yes it does make sense. But there is already an increased reward by having that extra coaching slot worth 25k for every extra cup game you play plus the match income.
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