Well, our Manager Cup torment will soon be over. Although this session's surprise 2-0 humbling of Barcayr means there's something to play for in the last tie against Hamilton, the previous 5-1 thumping by Colorado, makes it exceedingly unlikely we will progress. But after the game against Hamilton, the return to league business - away to Adelaidonians - is very welcome. Our home form in the league has been good, but away we are weak. So, looking to try out a new strategy.
Confess I am completely bamboozled about how to amass anything like the type of squad Stewart Miller has put together at Teddy Bears. How do you do that? I seem to be stuck in a never ending cycle that can just about keep things steady. Weak team equals poor results equals low income equals low CP and no buying power equals poor team, and so on. Puzzling.
|Peter Lovenkrands (TED)||FW 3/27||17||28||21|
|Muller (FCG)||MA 3/27||16||31||17|
|Jan Van Wachoss (KEN)||FW 3/27||15||23||20|
|Glen Coe (BAL)||FW 3/26||14||32||14|
|Roger Coal Ila (FUL)||FW 2/26||14||30||14|
|Marshawn Lynch (HAM)||FW 3/33||14||25||12|
|Anatoli Knyazev (GTH)||FW 4/24||14||23||20|
|Ross Jensen (COR)||FW 4/27||13||24||17|
|Leonid Yudasin (ELA)||3/21||92.6000||5|
|Deacon Jones (HAM)||2/17||92.5000||6|
|Michael Kohlhaas (HAM)||3/27||92.5000||14|
|J Prescott (ACU)||1/17||91.4000||5|
|Sev Hans Innetz (AK)||6/14||91.3333||6|
|Brad Guzan (VOB)||5/18||91.1667||6|
|Man Of The Match||MOMs||APPs|
|Tugay (FCG)||DM 4/23||6||15|
|Sam Johnson (VOB)||GK 3/24||5||15|
|Ross Jensen (COR)||FW 4/27||5||17|
|Paul Copeland (BAL)||FW 5/25||4||11|
|Davi (CAT)||GK 5/20||4||14|
|Lionel Jonson (SIT)||FW 4/20||4||15|
|Mo Jordan (CAS)||FW 2/24||4||16|
|Jonathon Woodgate (NEI)||DF 3/27||4||17|
|Romain du Roi (ORP)||MA 2/24||6||15||17|
|Gary Anderson (HAM)||WG 2/24||6||13||15|
|Adao Moutinho (KEN)||WG 2/26||6||12||18|
|Abe Dean (BAL)||WG 4/23||6||10||14|
|Arild Stavrum (AFC)||WG 3/26||6||10||17|
|Brian Laudrup (FCG)||WG 1/22||6||9||18|
|Jan Smolski (COR)||MA 3/24||6||8||17|
|Gordon Durie (TED)||FW 6/19||6||6||18|
|Season 40 Trades: 35|
|Opus One 3/30 FW - CP and cash please. [M.V.V. Caledonian]|
|Darrin Arkanian 6/9 MF - 1k [Hamilton Invaders]|
|Terrence Knighton 5/9 DF - 1k [Hamilton Invaders]|
|Four Acres 1/13 MF - CP and/or cash please. Or trade for higher level older player. [Warley Bromwich Albion]|
|Coopers Hill 1/13 FW - CP and/or cash please. Or trade for higher level older player. [Warley Bromwich Albion]|
|Antony OConnor 4/17 DF - 50 [Aberdon F.C.]|
|Johan Mjallby 5/17 DF - 50 [Aberdon F.C.]|
|For Sale: CP required [Queens Rangers]|
|For Sale: CPs for sale. 100k each. 5 for 499k [Unsporting Lisbon]|
|For Sale: 2 CP's for sale at 200k [Adelaidonians F.C.]|
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|Sitan Dama Need:|
|A fast developing youth policy.|
|Some shots would be nice|
|Torpedo Belgrano Need:|
When you have Coach Malone you need nothing else.
|Reading Rattlers Need:|
A little bit of magic would help..
|Sitan Dama Need:|
|A fast developing youth policy.|
|Huascaran Heights Need:|
We need a creative fund raiser to ensure the financial situation is always better than 'okay'!
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|Increase Gate for Knock Out Round Cup Matches||Brian Beerman||5|
|Multi Position Players||James White||9|
|MVP Awards||Jon Love||6|
|Allow Swansong on Special Ability Player||Brian Beerman||5|
|Future Special Abilitites||Adam Meney||39|
|Multi Position Players|
|Adam Meney - August 21st 2018 0:51|
This is definately a feature to provide a squad building challenge. Planning around MPPs is difficult, especially when they begin to age. The fact that a coach has little choice but to retire them to make room for bids should itself stimulte some sales. Surely a small amount .......................
|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.......................
|Match 27 Comments|
|St Pauli Pirates v Old Colony F.C.|
|Here's our biggest match of the season. A must win.|
|Yes, I think you need the win, Brian, as I don't think 6 points will see |
|It will be interesting to see how Roy approaches this game as The Pirates |
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