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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|Sparta Sorukoviso Need:|
Grit - for our players, and Scotch for the Gaffer - Single Malt please!
|Some shots would be nice|
|Torpedo Belgrano Need:|
When you have Coach Malone you need nothing else.
|Newkie Illuminati Need:|
The games to commence
|Huascaran Heights Need:|
We need a creative fund raiser to ensure the financial situation is always better than 'okay'!
|Gotham Villains Need:|
Bad guys with good pace.
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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|
|Allow Swansong on Special Ability Player||Brian Beerman||5|
|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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|Atletico Cubanos v Tartessos A.C.|
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