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jakeo_06
08-09-2008, 16:00
Henri Saivet, last scored 22.8.2015. I am now at the 30th April 2016. Of course hes been dropped after starting the season brilliantly then just going into meltdown he has been an absolute donkey in front of goal in the games he has played since august, i thought he was supposed to be good :( hes still only 25 mind and worth 17,000,000


http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=saivetlg6.jpg

The_Future\'s_Maroon
08-09-2008, 16:02
He is good mate!! But yeah, thats a cracking drought he is on!

Get him taking penaltys/free-kicks - see if that helps!

rinso
08-09-2008, 16:22
Get him taking penaltys/free-kicks - see if that helps!

good suggestion! do everything you can to get him that important next goal. always encourage him in team talks as well, and tell him "you have faith"

NepentheZ
08-09-2008, 16:27
12 starts and 6 goals is a good return. I generally ignore sub apps, because they could be 1 minute a piece, and not really amount to much playing time.

Ched
08-09-2008, 16:31
12 starts and 6 goals is a good return. I generally ignore sub apps, because they could be 1 minute a piece, and not really amount to much playing time.

Spot on - you get some incredibly distorted stats on the "history" page as it makes no distinction between sub apps and starts.

glamdring
08-09-2008, 16:33
Well clearly the answer to the over-dramatic subject question is "No"! Besides, he hasn't exactly started all that many games has he?

jakeo_06
08-09-2008, 16:56
i dropped him in the first place because he wasn't scoring goals though.

killiekev1869
08-09-2008, 16:56
i've signed him as a kid - his stats are cracking and he's banging them in for the reserves left and right but whenever i give him a run in the first team he turns into a pub league player.

the worst i had was with Podolski. bought him to replace a striker i sold after he'd tortured me in the Champions League (scored 4 against me in 2 games and ended up the CL top scorer that season despite his team going out straight after the groups). he started every game till the middle of November and scored twice. after that he was in and out - starting on the bench sometimes etc, and failed to score from January until the following October. he was sold at a 8 million loss the following transfer window with a grand total of 5 goals.

jakeo_06
08-09-2008, 17:16
well as you can see hes been good previous seasons, just this season he cant hit a cows arse with a banjo

adyady
08-09-2008, 18:37
Kuyt hasnt scored since Newcastle in December and that one was off his knee! Infact the 3 prem goals he got last season were 2 penalties in the same game vs Everton and that Newcastle one, argh!! :D had to get that out

scrawney
08-09-2008, 18:41
Saivet is a legend on 08 so it does seem strange that he hasn't scored in so long. You could always give him some player interaction to sort out his confidence.

I had Benayoun for my Championship Forest side who scored 4 goals in 5 games at the start of the season but didn't score again till December so you might just have to be patient.

eshaan
08-09-2008, 18:54
give him time...he's phenomenol!...my coaches rate him above aguero and tevez now and he's my top scorer! best young player in the game iv worked with :D

Egan
08-09-2008, 19:16
I had a striker in cm 01/02 who scored about 40 goals before Christmas and not one afterwards. Must have been one hell of a new year he had... I think it might have been Kluivert but it was a long time ago and I can't really remember.

killiekev1869
08-09-2008, 19:55
i remember Marco Negri doing something similar in real life with Rangers!

sydfc4ever
09-09-2008, 05:01
what annoys me is when you get the message that so & so hasn't scored for over 20 hours now and it dents thier confidence. I played Pandev (I'm sure that's his name) as a striker last season and he finished with a decent 25+ goals, this year I have signed Villa to team up with Torres up front so he's moved into the midfield as a supply man with Van Der Vaart and he's picked up around 20 assists, but no goals, just what i wanted him to do, yet now he's upset and i'm worried when i play him tonight he'll be poor.

rinso
09-09-2008, 05:07
podolski is carp, nobody should ever buy him on 08.. he just awful.
saivet usually does ok for me when he's given a few sub games, even right at the start of the game. had to throw him in at the deep end as torres and other striker got injured, and he was immense.
problem seems to be with the game, it just sees "oh, striker, no goals" and ignores the fact he's also an attackin m/f and has been playing there for your team.

Jamie_E
09-09-2008, 10:18
podolski is carp, nobody should ever buy him on 08.. he just awful.


Why didn't I read this before doshing out 12million on him last night! He has been less than impressive 4 games into the season - I can see where this is going.

glamdring
09-09-2008, 10:22
Isn't that part of the fun of being a manager - making the mistakes for yourself? I am well on my way to bankrupting Werder Bremen because I spent 17.5 million on the donkey that is Mario Gomez and sold him a year later for 8 million, despite the fact that the original deal was to pay over 24 months so I am now just paying cash out for nothing for the next year. It wouldn't have been so bad if the board hadn't also taken out a 152 million loan to build a new stadium with crippling repayments on top of my Gomez idiocy :(

The Lambs
09-09-2008, 12:08
I have a screen image of my longest goal drought at home, it was on 07 and was 25 hours of playing time if I recall correctly.

Not seen the goal drought message on 08 yet, does it still come up when the player finally scorers?

glamdring
09-09-2008, 12:13
My goalkeeper has had an appalling goal drought - he hasn't scored for over 10 years.

Nomis07
09-09-2008, 12:17
Enough with the Podolski haters :mad: He was actually quite prolific for my FC Bayern team, never averaged below 7.2 and usually in the top scorers charts. He was very good as an attacking midfielder as well.

I also bought Mario Gomez and he was pants, as were Keissling and another young VFB striker.

glamdring
09-09-2008, 12:18
Yeah, but even Ade Akinbiyi would score a hatful for Bayern!

Nomis07
09-09-2008, 12:27
Yeah, but even Ade Akinbiyi would score a hatful for Bayern!

I wouldn't be so sure. There was a dreadful moment years ago when the press in Northern ireland started saying he had a Northern Irish gran or something and was eligible for us :eek: Thankfully it didn't work out and we persisted with Iain Dowie.

I actually had some bother with strikers at Bayern over the years. Podolski and Kuranyi were probably the most consistent of the bunch, whereas Klose, Toni, Gomez, Kiessling and Fischer all started brightly, but ended up being crap.

kiwityke
09-09-2008, 12:50
Podolski was excellent for me and took a few years to replace. Then I replaced him with an even better regen, so all was forgotten.

nots
09-09-2008, 13:01
Isn't that part of the fun of being a manager - making the mistakes for yourself? I am well on my way to bankrupting Werder Bremen because I spent 17.5 million on the donkey that is Mario Gomez and sold him a year later for 8 million, despite the fact that the original deal was to pay over 24 months so I am now just paying cash out for nothing for the next year. It wouldn't have been so bad if the board hadn't also taken out a 152 million loan to build a new stadium with crippling repayments on top of my Gomez idiocy :(

lol owned :D

glamdring
09-09-2008, 13:53
I wouldn't be so sure. There was a dreadful moment years ago when the press in Northern ireland started saying he had a Northern Irish gran or something and was eligible for us :eek: Thankfully it didn't work out and we persisted with Iain Dowie.

I actually had some bother with strikers at Bayern over the years. Podolski and Kuranyi were probably the most consistent of the bunch, whereas Klose, Toni, Gomez, Kiessling and Fischer all started brightly, but ended up being crap.

Gomez...:mad::o Brings me out in a cold sweat does the very word...I ain't too keen on any of the others you mentioned either. Klose the traitor was a Bayern goal machine in my Bremen game, Toni wasn't really an issue, but still...I don't like him cos he left Fiorentina, while Kiessling and Kuranyi never have goal droughts against me either, playing for Stuttgart and Schalke respectively. Mind you, speaking of crap strikers scoring goals, Jan Schlaudraff is the man blazing a trail at the top of the Bundesliga scoring charts in my latest season...being miles behind Bayern is bad enough, but when it is a total nobody of a striker who is leading them on their glory charge it is not funny at all! Meanwhile Mario Gomez (:mad:) merrily bangs in goals left right and centre for Real Betis...

Strikers only ever have goal droughts in my games when they play for me!

Nomis07
09-09-2008, 14:11
In each of the game i've started in Germany either myself or the AI manager of Bayern has sold Schlaudraff after a very poor first season, only for him to go and become topscorer for whatever club has decided to take him on :mad: Funny you saying he is a nobody, I remember reading the same thing when Pro Evo was released in Germany last year and he was chosen as the "star" on the cover of the game, the Germans were baffled.

glamdring
09-09-2008, 14:15
I did that with Aaron Hunt. Didn't really want to sell him, but I got what seemed like a good offer from Hamburg and, having blown my entire summer transfer budget on Juan Roman Riquelme, I was scratching around trying to sell players that I felt I didn't really need to raise money to plug the other 3 or 4 holes I had in my squad! Both seasons since he's banged in 30 goals for Hamburg and returned to be a thorn in my side on more than 1 occasion.

jakeo_06
09-09-2008, 16:35
podolski is carp, nobody should ever buy him on 08.. he just awful.
saivet usually does ok for me when he's given a few sub games, even right at the start of the game. had to throw him in at the deep end as torres and other striker got injured, and he was immense.
problem seems to be with the game, it just sees "oh, striker, no goals" and ignores the fact he's also an attackin m/f and has been playing there for your team.



i never play him attacking midfield though, always upfront.

jakeo_06
11-09-2008, 20:42
finally hes scored after 14 months. Wednesday October 5th 2016 Henri Saivet scores against RC Lens in the champions league. 3-0. Hopefully go on a massive run now to make up :D

PompeY2J
13-09-2008, 03:55
^^ praise him, and raise his morale.

MSCCG
13-09-2008, 07:46
I think Saivet plays better with a partner, hes been horrible for me as the lone striker.

mit_p
14-09-2008, 14:03
look at his stats page, how many hours without a goal has he gone?

jakeo_06
16-09-2008, 02:12
the cheeky git has now done this:

http://img393.imageshack.us/my.php?image=saivet2gz6.jpg

Sold him for 13 million and a 50% sell on clause to Deportivo, still only 1 goal this season even though he hasn't played much because of his complete incompetence

jakeo_06
16-09-2008, 02:23
had to give 40% of the fee to Bordeaux :mad:

crafty bison
16-09-2008, 04:56
Saivet never quite 'worked' for me but it didn't matter, I got a world-class regen striker who hadn't settled well at Roma, plus 12million, for Saivet who was still on the fringes of my team and in real life wouldn't have been worth the 12million WITHOUT the world-class striker too! I sometimes think the AI is too eager to buy big based on CA/PA when in reality they would never splash out big bucks on untested youngsters (Real Madrid gave me 25.5m for a 19-year-old Mamadou Sakho who had never debuted for me).

celtic joe celtic
16-09-2008, 19:23
I signed benzema and sergio aguero for barca BIG MISTAKE ended up both of them being very expensive flops was gutted as used the bulk of my budget on the two of them thinking they would be goal machines.

Has any one else had a problem with any of them ??

tmoblie
16-09-2008, 19:40
not with sergio aguero i havent every team i bring him to he scores like 20 odd goals a season hes an excellent player