A session full of league business, and only league business, was what we needed to get back on track. We won't be threatening a top three finish, but we might continue to threaten mid table mediocrity!
We started with a 1-0 home win against West Coast. Hans Ingot's 80th minute red card meant they had ten minutes to defend with ten men for a 0-0 draw, but Koltanowski put an end to that dream.
After that an unexpected, but thoroughly enjoyable -0 away win at Tricolores. Sutovsky's 64th minute conversion of a disputed penalty was the highlight of the game. Tricolores slipped from second place after that defeat, down to fourth. They will not be happy.
Next session, another full bag of league challenges. Chuzhou at home and Queens away. Chuzhou are as erratic as we have been, but hopefully home advantage will see us get the points. Queens also had a double winning session, so will be hoping to extend their run. Another tricky challenge.
Meantime, the team is progressing well. Where to spend those remaining CPs?
|Roger Coal Ila (FUL)||FW 2/26||12||24||10|
|Muller (FCG)||MA 3/27||12||24||12|
|Anatoli Knyazev (GTH)||FW 4/24||10||15||14|
|Gus Frederick (FUL)||FW 4/21||9||25||9|
|Martin Wilkie (MVV)||MA 2/24||9||19||13|
|Robbie Turner (INB)||FW 4/27||9||19||14|
|Tom King (ACU)||MA 3/25||9||16||13|
|Harry Smylie (TAR)||FW 2/26||9||15||14|
|J Prescott (ACU)||1/16||95.0000||3|
|Victor Guthrie (WEY)||1/17||94.0000||2|
|Michael Kohlhaas (HAM)||3/26||93.6000||10|
|Frank West (BIR)||4/24||91.2500||8|
|Jonathan Crane (GTH)||6/22||91.2222||9|
|B Wicket (ACU)||6/19||90.6000||5|
|Man Of The Match||MOMs||APPs|
|Tugay (FCG)||DM 4/22||5||11|
|Lionel Jonson (SIT)||FW 4/20||4||10|
|Davi (CAT)||GK 5/20||4||10|
|Kelly Slater (RUF)||GK 3/24||4||14|
|Petre Molodov (BAN)||FW 2/24||3||9|
|Roger Coal Ila (FUL)||FW 2/26||3||10|
|Andre Gomes (LEI)||FW 4/22||3||10|
|Rodolfo Rodriguez (MVT)||GK 6/23||3||10|
|Brian Laudrup (FCG)||WG 1/22||6||8||13|
|Arild Stavrum (AFC)||WG 3/26||6||6||11|
|Gordon Durie (TED)||FW 6/19||6||5||13|
|Romain du Roi (ORP)||MA 2/24||5||10||12|
|Noctis Lucis Caelum (BIR)||FW 3/23||5||6||13|
|Matthew Black (INB)||MF 2/18||5||5||9|
|Neftali Feliz (MLB)||MF 3/16||5||4||8|
|Gros Manseng (MVV)||FW 1/22||5||4||12|
|Season 40 Trades: 26|
|Karl Daniel 7/10 FW - 5k [Cascadia United F.C.]|
|Ronald Fisher 4/16 FW - Offers welcome [Clarendon Park Rangers]|
|Cliff Michelmore 6/12 FW - Offers [Clarendon Park Rangers]|
|Michael Trudeau 6/11 GK - 5k [Birmingham F.C.]|
|Jacob Fry 6/10 FW - 5k [Birmingham F.C.]|
|Franz Oberhauser 4/20 DF - + D Bowman - Looking for 2:1 player deal, high/higher SL DF needed. [Old Colony F.C.]|
|David Bowman 5/17 DF - + F Oberhauser - Looking for 2:1 player deal, high/higher SL DF needed. [Old Colony F.C.]|
|Wanted: Defenders SL19+ [Hamilton Invaders]|
|For Sale: CPs at 80K each [Orpington Inkspots]|
|For Sale: CP required [Queens Rangers]|
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|Reading Rattlers Need:|
A little bit of magic would help..
|Some shots would be nice|
|Irn Bru Allstars Need:|
|Newkie Illuminati Need:|
The games to commence
|Orgullo Atlético Need:|
|Inbhir Narainn Need:|
To get to grips with the new game ASAP.
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|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.......................
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