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The Taurean

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By next week I think it'll exceed squad value with Griezmann's drop and the Champions Cup runner up prize money. Dest's rise might balance it out though.
Forgot abt cup prize. That should do it.
Waiting for a transfer with 200mill cash bid.
 

The Stain

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So does my ffp limit reduce from today or the official end of the season? @Damien Or anyone else who knows?
It will be announced when the new schedule for next season comes out. You're good to do whatever until then. Once it's out; people will get some time to adjust to the new FFP.
 

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Toons transfer bananza!
  • Sources close to the club have confirmed that pretty much all the managers in the GW have been interested in English born Giovanni Alejandro Reyna, and Tregusta native, Pedri. Apparently the manager has considered one of these offers fair, but declined. Wanting to see the two bright sparks develop and hopefully lead the Toon Army back to the glory land. (Newcastle Gazette)
  • After a very disappointing season and a second relegation for long serving manager CrackersJr, there are rumours that he is thinking of leaving, after becoming desolate at how his strikers cant hit a barn door.(Banana republic)
  • PJANIC AT THE DISCO! As it looks as though Miralem Pjanic looks to be getting sold in this off season. It is thought that the manager is looking at younger players who could fill a gap a long way down the line and he is willing to take a lot of risks. Other names linked with a departure include Pique, Dele Alli, Cuadrado, Sean Longstaff and Luca Connell. (Footballerz)
  • There does remain a good air of optimism around the club despite a shocking season, with a hope that "Homegrown talent" will lead the way over what has been a rather shocking transfer strategy under CrackersJr's reign. Though with Jan Bednarek and Thomas Strakosha back in the club, alongside Takehiro Tomiyasu, Moussa Dembele, Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard, Matteo Guendouzi and promising youngsters, Pedri, Giovanni Reyna, Ander Barrenetxea and Riqui Puig the future does look a little less grim. (Roundballs)
  • Rumours are rife that Declan Rice might be forcing a move away from "teh noooorth" in order to continue playing in the first division and in European football. An unpublishable quote from the manager would state otherwise. He ran back, foaming at the mouth to say all current offers have been utterly derisory and that no one else would treat deccers as well as he would. (Ballsports)
 

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My extremely optimistic prediction for England after how generous the last few reviews have been. The big wishes are maybe Evans pushing the +1 or Mount who has been Chelsea's best player getting anything more than a +1.
PlayerAgeClubPredictionActual
Robert SÁNCHEZ 23Brighton80(+7)-
James TARKOWSKI 28Burnley88(No change)-
Jonny EVANS 33Leicester91(+1)-
Brandon WILLIAMS 20Manchester United85(+1)-
Ola AINA24Fulham87(No change)-
Mason MOUNT22Chelsea91(+2)-
Gylfi SIGURDSSON31Everton89(No change)-
Louie BARRY17Aston Villa70(+5)-
Gabriel MARTINELLI 19Arsenal83(No change)-
 

Damien

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Manchester United La Liga players

Player NameAgeRatingClubPredictionNew Rating
Sergio Ramos
3495Real MadridNo ChangeNo Change
Toni Kroos
3195Real MadridNo ChangeNo Change
Jan Oblak
2895Atletico MadridNo ChangeNo Change
Antoine Griezmann
2994Barcelona93 (-1)93 (-1)
Jose Gaya
2591Valencia90 (-1)No Change
Vinicius Junior
2089Real MadridNo ChangeNo Change
Sergino Dest
2085Barcelona87 (+2)87 (+2)

  • Worse than predicted
  • Predicted
  • Better than predicted


UPMR = United Player Minutes Ranking (out of 41 as there are four players on 0)
CR = Club Ranking in their respective league

Disclaimer: Minutes only take the league into account. A few play in other competitions which might also be taken into account when SM do their ratings.

Went as expected. Would have been insane for Gaya to go down, but thought there was a chance they'd punish him for his team doing rubbish.
 

BenitoSTARR

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Cardiff City English Leagues Predictions
First number is expected rise second is pessimistic.

Che Adams 24 83(+4/3)86(+3)
Fabio Silva 18 78(+5)80(+2)
Liam Delap 17 70(+8/5)76(+6)
Ismaïla Sarr 22 89(+0/-1)
Jack Harrison 24 84(+3)85(+1)
Andre Gomes 27 89(+1/+0)89(+0)
Arnau Puigmal 20 73(+0)
James Ward Prowse 26 89(+1)90(+1)
Ethan Laird 19 73(+2)
Rico Henry 23 83(+1)
Sergio Reguilón 24 89(+1)90(+1)
Davinson Sanchez 24 90(+0/-1)90(+0)
Ezri Konsa 23 84(+3/+2)87(+3)
Fikayo Tomori 23 87(+0)87(+0)
Harry Maguire 27 91(+1)
Teddy Sharman Lowe 17 65(+0)
 
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Damien

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Manchester United Premier League players

Prediction (and a very optimistic one)
Player Name​
Age​
Rating​
Club​
Prediction​
New Rating​
Virgil van Dijk​
29​
96​
Liverpool​
No Change​
-​
Raheem Sterling​
26​
94​
Manchester City​
No Change​
-​
Trent Alexander-Arnold​
22​
93​
Liverpool​
No Change​
-​
Christian Pulisic​
22​
91​
Chelsea​
No Change​
-​
Mateo Kovacic​
26​
91​
Chelsea​
No Change​
-​
Andreas Christensen​
24​
90​
Chelsea​
No Change​
-​
Kieran Tierney​
23​
89​
Arsenal​
No Change​
-​
Cengiz Under​
23​
89​
Leicester City​
No Change​
-​
Sander Berge​
22​
87​
Sheffield United​
No Change​
-​
Dane "20 goals in 13 youth games" Scarlett​
16​
65​
Tottenham Hotspur​
No Change​
-​


UPMR = United Player Minutes Ranking (out of 41 as there are four players on 0)
CR = Club Ranking in their respective league

Disclaimer: Minutes only take the league into account. A few play in other competitions which might also be taken into account when SM do their ratings.

Tierney and Scarlett deserve rises, but Tierney will be ignored due to Arsenal's league position (despite worse players in worse positions in other leagues getting rises to 90) and Scarlett will get ignored as the reviewers don't give a feck about the youth.
 

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NameClubAgeCurrent RatingExpected ChangeActual ChangeNew Rating
Caoimhin Kelleher Liverpool2276+4
Jan BednarekSouthampton2488+2
Declan RiceWest Ham22900
Eberechi EzeCrystal Palace2285+2
Jamie VardyLeicester3492+1
Aaron ConnollyBrighton2082+2
Dele AlliSpurs2492-1

Overly optimistic review, though seeing as how mental the spanish one has gone who knows!?
 

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Gillingham Prem review.

I have a lot of youth and doubt all this will happen.

Pope was called before predictions.

Nick Pope (28/88) +1 to 89
Zak Steffen (25/85) +2 to 87
Rob Holding (25/86) +2 to 88
Wilfried Zaha (28/90) no change
Demerai Gray (24/87) no change
Rhys Williams (19/73) +5 to 78
Max Taylor (21/70) +2 to 72
Malachi Fagan-Walcott (18/70) no change
Jake Vokins (20/70) +3 to 73
Owen Otasowie (20/70) no change
Leighton Clarkson (19/62) +7 to 72
Cody Drameh (19/67) +3 to 70
Will Smallbone (20/76) +2 to 78
Thomas Hill (18/65) +5 to 70
Jake Cain (19/65) +5 to 70
Keyendrah Simmonds (19/67) +3 to 70
Folarin Balogun (19/70) no change
 

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We've somehow managed to import the Estádio do Morumbi to Manchester.

Good luck tonight, @BenitoSTARR, though you don't need it.

United Champions League final squad

Goalkeepers

Jan Oblak (95)

Defenders
Nico Elvedi (90)

Virgil van Dijk (96)
Sergio Ramos (95)
Jerome Boateng (92)
Andreas Christensen (90)

David Alaba (94)
Jose Gaya (91)
Kieran Tierney (90)

Midfielders
Toni Kroos (95)
Leon Goretzka (93)
Christian Eriksen (92)
Denis Zakaria (91)
Mateo Kovacic (91)

Forwards
Raheem Sterling (94)
Antoine Griezmann (93)
Jadon Sancho (92)
Julian Brandt (91)
Christian Pulisic (91)
Cengiz Under (89)
Vinicius Junior (89)


Missing due to injuries/suspension
Kylian Mbappe (95)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (93)
 

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January transfers

Rumours
Jeremie Frimpong (20/80): Celtic => Leverkusen or Roma

Would hate him to go to either to be honest. Have terrible luck with my players at either club, but I'm doing alright at rightback so if it goes to shit I've still got Trent, Dest and Baku.
 

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Good game, Benito. Once it went to the shootout I thought you won - especially when reading this bit of the commentary in game

STERLING will take the next kick for Manchester United.
STERLING looks one way and strikes the penalty to the other corner.
NEUER can't get across his goal and it's in.
 

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Targets for next season:
  1. Finish in Top 4
  2. Last 16 in either Cup or Shield
  3. Win a trophy
  4. Get at least four points against Hereford FC
  1. Finished second to a formidable Everton side
  2. Last 16 in the Cup, Round 1 in the Shield
  3. Won Charity Shield, Super Cup and Champions Cup
  4. Six points
Targets for next season:
  1. Finish in Top 4
  2. Last 16 in either Cup or Shield
  3. Win a trophy
  4. Get at least four points against Hereford FC
 

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Targets for next season:
  1. Finish in Top 10
  2. Last 16 in either Cup or Shield
  3. Win in Europe
  4. Get exactly two points against Manchester United
  1. Bottled it at the end. 12th
  2. Lost in Cup final, Round 2 of Shield
  3. Lost in semi final (Ole)
  4. 3

We go again...

Targets for next season:
  1. Finish in Top 10
  2. Last 16 in either Cup or Shield
  3. Win in Europe
  4. Get exactly two points against Manchester United
 

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Odegaard needs to leave Madrid permanently but not to Arsenal. A team like Sociedad, Dortmund, Everton or Sevilla, somewhere that he can get regular minutes and be creative. Fckin headcase Zidane is ruining his career. Would love for him to help arsenal back into top 5/6 and then feck off from Madrid where he's clearly just not wanted for some reason
 

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Odegaard needs to leave Madrid permanently but not to Arsenal. A team like Sociedad, Dortmund, Everton or Sevilla, somewhere that he can get regular minutes and be creative. Fckin headcase Zidane is ruining his career. Would love for him to help arsenal back into top 5/6 and then feck off from Madrid where he's clearly just not wanted for some reason
Perez decided to go all in on buying youth... then has a manager who doesn't give a damn about playing them. Hopefully PSG buy Vinicius Jr when Mbappe goes but I think they'd also end up buying a player who costs 100M.
 

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Perez decided to go all in on buying youth... then has a manager who doesn't give a damn about playing them. Hopefully PSG buy Vinicius Jr when Mbappe goes but I think they'd also end up buying a player who costs 100M.
Vinicus could probably cost them that tbf, whats his release clause at?
 

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Odegaard needs to leave Madrid permanently but not to Arsenal. A team like Sociedad, Dortmund, Everton or Sevilla, somewhere that he can get regular minutes and be creative. Fckin headcase Zidane is ruining his career. Would love for him to help arsenal back into top 5/6 and then feck off from Madrid where he's clearly just not wanted for some reason
I actually think he'll fit quite well at Arsenal, they're dying for a good creator. Will also be the main man there. Can see him staying permanently
 

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Vinicus could probably cost them that tbf, whats his release clause at?
Probably over 200M knowing Real Madrid, but the release clause only matters when they don't want to sell their players. They seem to be open to selling Vinicius so can see them offering in the region of 120M + Vinicius for Mbappe.
 

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Odegaard needs to leave Madrid permanently but not to Arsenal. A team like Sociedad, Dortmund, Everton or Sevilla, somewhere that he can get regular minutes and be creative. Fckin headcase Zidane is ruining his career. Would love for him to help arsenal back into top 5/6 and then feck off from Madrid where he's clearly just not wanted for some reason
I’m calling it. I don’t think Odegaard will make it big time.
 

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I actually think he'll fit quite well at Arsenal, they're dying for a good creator. Will also be the main man there. Can see him staying permanently
will be quite sad if he does, way too good for them.


I’m calling it. I don’t think Odegaard will make it big time.
I reckon he will not ever make it at Real (something I feel just about everyone said when he moved there 6 fricken years ago) but I still think he will go on to have a very successful career at a big club. Just has had an awful run of things at that awful place. He looked so happy at Sociedad and was playing really well, i reckon come summer he will be looking for a permanent move away from Real.
 

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will be quite sad if he does, way too good for them.




I reckon he will not ever make it at Real (something I feel just about everyone said when he moved there 6 fricken years ago) but I still think he will go on to have a very successful career at a big club. Just has had an awful run of things at that awful place. He looked so happy at Sociedad and was playing really well, i reckon come summer he will be looking for a permanent move away from Real.
He’ll have a solid Europa League side career. You should sell him to Cardiff
 

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I disagree. I think he'll do so well that it is pointless for Conor to have Reyna and Pedri.
I think Pedri and Reyna will never make it either. Pedri is just a BTEC Pedro and Reyna smells.

Again both should just move to Cardiff.
 

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I disagree. I think he'll do so well that it is pointless for Conor to have Reyna and Pedri.
Be willing to risk it to continue my march of trying to have a home grown team.

Dembele

Pedri. Reyna. Odegaard

Puiq. Guendouzi

Nuno Tavares. Rice. Bednarek. Tomiyasu

Kelleher
Honorable mentions: Ander Barrenetxea, Aaron Connolly, Tomas Tavares, Sinaly Diomonde, Andy Pelmard, Albert Sambi-Lokonga and Modibo Sagnan.

Am counting Bednarek as home grown but thats a bit dubious....