Avoid the Top
September 2012 Update
The PlayersJim Bowman - He has played in 5 friendlies and will be hoping to showcase himself as his contract is up at the end of the season, his clubs season starts tomorrow.
Joe Bloggs - Well he is still in the "B" side and has added 2 more appearances at the start of the new season, he has also learnt some basic Spanish which should help him communicate with the team.
Luis Pisani - Following his clubs relegation, Pisani has joined the crowd in the third divisions, he has made a single appearance so far and he has also suffered a strained wrist in July. An extended contract sees him at the club til 2014. He has also become accomplished at Left Back over the year.
Percy Mathews - His club was also relegated last season, and it is going to play into Percy's hands for this competition as he played in his clubs first game and has now made as many appearances as last season.
Sebs Sebeulsson - Signing an extension to his contract, he now has Andorra CF as his favoured club, so may stay a while longer. His club is yet to play a game, their season starts September 2nd.
Mike Nevo - Another club that was relegated, Nevo has made 2 appearances already scoring a goal and grabbing an assist for an average rating of 9.00, he may attract some notice. He has also signed an extension out til 2014 and will look to stick around.
Elliot van Barthold - He suffered a concussion in July and missed 10 days, but playing for Albacete "B" once again he has made 4 starts already and scored 4 goals, his contract is also up at the end of the season.
Eighteen Rabbit - Not much to talk about here, no contract extension, no club move, no games yet, just 5(2) friendlies, and average performances in them. Linense's season starts 2nd September as well.
Martino Bazzoli - Has provisionally signed a professional contract, but not sure how long it is for, Toledo are still in the 2DB and as such are starting their season tomorrow and Bazzoli should be starting after going 4(3) in friendlies with 4 clean sheets.
Charles Beams - Following the promotion to Liga Adelante he will be hopeful of some more appearances, but only appearing in half of his teams friendlies is not such a good thing. One to watch as he needs a new contract as well.
Steve Duffy - Is currently halfway through recovery from a twisted ankle, hoping to be back in 2-3 weeks, he signed a new contract following his teams relegation and will be hoping to get back into the team after his recovery.
Jimmy Adraboa - Has made two appearances already for his team following the relegation, but he is listed for loan, also has interest from Stevenage (League 1). Could see some sort of move shortly for Adraboa.
Ben Goldsmith - Looks to have been lined up for the senior side this year after showing himself in the "B" team all of last season. Nothing else to really talk about for Goldsmith.
Bjorgvin Radebe - Is still lining up for the U19s which will not help him in the competition, but he is now attracting attention from Terrassa (2DB), another Spanish side.
Raymond Valentine - He has a contract through til 2016 so be interesting to see how long he hangs around here, is lined up in the Under 19s so is not likely to make many more appearances with his current club.
Josh Wilson - He has made 3(2) appearances in the friendlies for his club and will be looking to take that form into the regular season as he needs to make some appearances to compete in this competition.
Long Tym Toon - He has appeared in every single friendly for his Sant Andreu side, will be hoping to continue this form into the season as he goes for the lead in the competition.
Bob Marley - He made 8 friendly appearances before the season and scored 6 goals, it was a very good performance and he will surely continue it into the new season as well.
Josh Crane - Well the performance of Crane last season has seen our first transfer as Brighton came in and purchased him for €170k, this sale has seen him move into the Premier League, he will be hoping to avoid playing for them as that would break his run at the top, so looking to go on loan.
Carlos Zapata - He has appeared in all the friendlies so far, signed a contract extension, and put his own manager on his favoured personnel list, he is looking forward to the season.
John Smith - Smith has had an uneventful off season, he didn't extend his contract, he only made 1(2) appearances during friendlies and not much else going on either.
Default Man - The default challenger has managed to appear in the majority of friendlies for his club, he is looking to play for the top side this season, has yet to be moved to the "B" side which happened a lot in the previous season.
The Hunt for Appearances
Player Longest Lower League Appearance Streak
Josh Crane 36
Steve Duffy 35
Luis Pisani 34
Carlos Zapata 33
Mike Nevo 33
Elliot van Barthold 30
Sebs Sebuelsson 29
Bob Marley 26
Default Man 25
Joe Bloggs 22
Jimmy Adraboa 20
Martino Bazzoli 17
Jim Bowman 14
Eighteen Rabbit 10
John Smith 8
Ben Goldsmith 5
Josh Wilson 5
Charles Beams 2
Long Tym Toon 3
Raymond Valentine 2
Percy Mathews 2
Bjorgvin Radebe 1