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About salkster2102

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    Pessimism comes naturally being a Stocksbridge and Liverpool fan


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    Football, Liverpool FC, Stocksbridge Park Steels FC, England

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  1. FMS Predictions League 2017/18

    Top in both predictions and fantasy league wonder if that has been done before
  2. (FM17) The Coodabeen Vardy Adventures Into Management

    No pressure Gloryfan Any info you need on the club give me a shout.
  3. It's Our Year! Again.....

    Wednesday 23rd August 2017 Milner and Coutinho have both recovered from injuries from their respective matches. Uefa Champions League Best placed Playoff Second Leg Hoffenhem (A) – Liverpool lead 3-1 on aggregate I decided to do some rotation for this match and save some players for the match against Stoke at the weekend. We had an early chance when Coutinho found Roberto in space who found Salah but he couldn’t beat the keeper. Firmino was then denied brilliantly after as well with a close range volley from Roberto’s cross. Firmino had another good chance on the twenty minute mark when he was one on one with the keeper but shot straight at him when he should have scored. Half Time – Hoffenheim 0 – 0 Liverpool The hosts had a goal disallowed straight after half time after a training ground set piece found Passlack at the far post but he was offside. Both sides were struggling to create clear chances with our only real efforts being from range. The tie became over with ten minutes to go after the most interesting few minutes of the match. Hoffenheim were reduced to ten men when Zuber received his second yellow after preventing Salah from starting a counter. Then we finally took the lead when Mané sent a long ball to Salah who in turn sent a first time through ball to Woodburn. The 17 year old put on a burst of pace and rocketed the ball into the roof of the net. Full Time – Hoffenheim 0 – 1 Liverpool Woodburn 81 Liverpool win 4-1 on aggregate Lineup (4-3-3) – Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Lovren, Robertson (64), Henderson, Roberto, Wijnaldum, Coutinho (64), Salah, Firmino (71) Subs: Mignolet, Klavan, Moreno (64), Can, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mané (64), Woodburn (71) Thursday 24th August 2017 We have been drawn at home to Barnsley in the Carabao Cup 3rd Round. The draw for the Uefa Champions League Group Stage has been drawn and we have been drawn with Barcelona, Shakhtar Donetsk and RP Leipzig.
  4. FMS Predictions League 2017/18

    Week 11 Saturday 18 November Arsenal 2-1 Spurs 12:30 Bournemouth 2-0 Huddersfield 15:00 Burnley 2-0 Swansea 15:00 Crystal Palace 1-1 Everton 15:00 Leicester 1-3 Man City 15:00 Liverpool 2-0 Southampton 15:00 West Brom 0-2 Chelsea 15:00 Man Utd 3-1 Newcastle 17:30 Sunday 19 November Watford 2-0 West Ham 16:00 Monday 20 November Brighton 2-1 Stoke 20:00
  5. It's Our Year! Again.....

    A good result but we have to follow it up in the second leg Saturday 19th August Barclays Premier League – Match 2 Chelsea (A) A few changes from midweek with one of them being forced in Coutinho. It took twenty minutes for the first meaningful shot on goal when Fabregas played a neat ball through for Morata but he only shot straight at Mignolet. We really were struggling to get forward and had to than Mignolet again denying Azpilicueta this time. Half Time – Chelsea 0 – 0 Liverpool Chelsea should have took the lead when one of our counters was intercepted and found it’s way to Hazard but the Belgian could only fire wide. Chelsea took a deserved lead on 68 minutes when once again our counter was intercepted and found Hazard in space on the left. The winger played a perfect through ball for Pedro to race onto and slot past Mignolet. We never ever got going and finished the match without even a shot on target. Full Time – Chelsea 1 – 0 Liverpool Pedro 50 Lineup (4-3-3) – Mignolet, Roberto, Moreno, Matip, De Ligt (71), Can (71), Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mané, Salah, Firmino (64) Subs: Karius, Gomez (71), Alexander-Arnold (71), Lovren, Grujic, Oxlade-Chamberlain (64), Solanke Other Results: Bournemouth 4 – 3 Burnley Brighton 1 – 1 Newcastle Huddersfield 1 – 5 Man City Leicester 0 – 1 Southampton Stoke 0 – 0 Man Utd Swansea 1 – 3 Crystal Palace Watford 0 – 3 Tottenham Arsenal 2 – 2 West Ham Sunday 20th August 2017 West Brom 1 – 0 Everton
  6. It's Our Year! Again.....

    Tuesday 15th August 2017 Daniel Sturridge has returned to training after missing pre-season with a thigh injury. Uefa Champions League Best Placed Playoff First Leg Hoffenheim (H) 2 changes were made from the weekend with Karius coming in as the Championes League keeper and Lovren’s experience coming in for De Ligt. A disastrous start saw us giving an early away goal in the 7th minute when Kramaric beat Karius from the edge of the area via the post. A big blow was then given to us when Coutinho had to come off injured. We turned the pressure up from there with Firmino and Salah coming close with near post efforts. Our pressure was finally rewarded on the 34th minute after a neat team move. It seemed like we kept the ball for a good few minutes until Mané and Moreno combined on the left hand side. Mané did well to cut inside the box and set up Henderson who volleyed home in front of the Kop. We were the much better team and deservedly took the lead just before half time. A quick counter started by Mané fed the ball to Firmino who looked up and saw Henderson following with him. The captain fed Salah rushing down the wing and put in a great cross for Firmino to head in at the back stick. Hoffenheim switched off once the three added minutes had been played as the captain gave us a two goal cushion. Moreno put in a low cross that found Salah drifting in. The winger unselfishly set up Henderson for an easy finish just before the break. Half Time – Liverpool 3 – 1 Hoffenheim Firmino should have got his second just after the break when Roberto did well to find him fron the right flank but the Brazilian could only shoot at the keeper from 8 yards out. Karius then did well to keep out Kramaric at the near post to preserve our 2 goal cushion. We had a couple of long range efforts from Henderson and Mané but were well off target. Both sides seemed content with the score so our return to the Champions League finished with another comfortable win. Full Time – Liverpool 3 – 1 Hoffenheim Henderson 34, 45+4, Firmino 44, Kramaric 8 Lineup (4-3-3) - Karius, Roberto, Moreno, Matip, Lovren, Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum (66), Coutinho (28), Salah (71), Firmino Subs: Mignolet, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold (66), De Ligt, Oxlade Chamberlain (71), Mané (28), Woodburn Coutinho will be out for 5-6 days after twisting his knee against Hoffenheim.
  7. It's Our Year! Again.....

    Saturday 12th August 2017 Barclays Premier League – Match 1 Leicester City (H) My first game in management saw us struggling to break down Leicester’s 4-5-1 formation. Moreno came close with a low drive at the near post that was well saved by Schmeichel. Wijnaldum has a long ranged curling effort comfortably saved and then Firmino had a weak header palmed away. We got the breakthrough we deserved just before half time when Henderson teed up Wijnaldum on the edge of the box who then hit a fierce shot past Schemeichel. Half Time – Liverpool 1 – 0 Leicester City Our lead should have been doubled soon after the break when a well worked move finished with Firmino hitting the post when he should have scored. The Brazilian didn’t miss a few minutes later though after another well worked move. Henderson found Salah in a pocket of space on the right hand side and the Egyptian put in an excellent cross for Firmino to volley in. Leicester finally threatened on the hour mark when Mahrez sent a long ball through to Vardy but the former Stocksbridge man could only shoot over. Mahrez should have pulled one back on the 65th minute when he was put clean through on goal by Vardy but he could only put it wide. Firmino should have doubled his tally straight after but could only shoot at the keeper from Mané’s cross. A comfortable win in the end which could have been more. Full Time – Liverpool 2 – 0 Leicester City Wijnaldum 45, Firmino 53 Lineup (4-3-3) - Mignolet, Roberto, Moreno, Matip, De Ligt, Can (63), Henderson, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Salah (63), Firmino (72) Subs: Karius, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold (63), Lovren, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mané (63), Solanke (72) Other Results: Man Utd 1 – 2 Chelsea Burnley 0 – 3 Arsenal Everton 2 – 0 Huddersfield Tottenham 2 – 1 Bournemouth West Ham 1 – 1 West Brom Sunday 13th August 2017: Southmapton 2 – 0 Brighton Man City 2 – 0 Swansea Monday 14th August 2017 Crystal Palace 2 – 1 Stoke
  8. It's Our Year! Again.....

    Thank you old friend it must be about ten years since I last did a story! As for the latter you can always hope A lengthy update this one as I want to get pre-season out of the way. Sunday 11th July 2017 Before our next friendly away at Glenavon my bid for Ajax’s Dolberg was accepted. I also made a £35.5M for Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto who were forced to accept as they clearly hadn’t learnt from the Neymar deal. Our friendly ended up with is winning 6-0 thanks to goals from Wijnaldum, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain and a hat trick from Salah. Thursday 15th July 2017 My first signing today was completed when Mathijs De Ligt signed a 3 year contract from Ajax. Our third friendly was against Calcio Catania which ended up with us winning 4-0. Goals coming from Coutinho, Firmino, Lovren and Solanke. Saturday 17th July 2017 Sergi Roberto became my 2nd signing of the summer at club record £35.5M. His playmaking attributes and his ability to cover at right back will be invaluable to me this season. Kasper Dolberg also completed his transfer to us at £23.5M with the potential to rise to £30M. Tuesday 20th July 2017 Our next friendly was against RU Saint-Gilloise which ended in a 1-0 win thanks to a goal by new signing Dolberg. We now go into 2 week training camp before our next friendly against Udinese and then finally AC Milan before the season starts at home to Leicester. Saturday 29th July 2017 Today we announced our squad numbers and I handed the number 4 once worn by my old buddy Sami Hypia to new signing Matthijs De Ligt. The bookies have released the odds for the forthcoming Premier League season and have named us 4th favourites at 9-2. The favourites are Man City followed by Man Utd and Chelsea. Friday 4th August 2017 The Champions League Best Placed Playoff draw was made ahead of our next friendly with Udinese. We have been drawn with Budesliga side Hoffenheim. The first leg will be at home on Tuesday 15th August 2017. Our penultimate friendly with Udinese ended with a 3-1 win thanks to goals from Wijnaldum, Salah and an own goal. Milner has twisted his ankle and will be out for 3-6 weeks. Monday 7th August 2017 Our final friendly was at home to AC Milan who put in a loan bid for Marko Grujic before the game. The offer was accepted as I felt we have enough cover and the game time will do him good. I had to decide on who my captain and vice-captain will be this season and have decided to stick with Henderson and Milner. The match with Milan ended with a 1-0 defeat thanks to a goal from former Liverpool man Fabio Borini. New signing Dolberg has sprained his ankle ligaments as well which will put him out for 2-4 weeks. We are starting to look rather bare up front as Firmino and Solanke are the only fit forwards. Wednesday 8th August 2017 Marko Grujic has decided to reject the loan offer with AC Milan and fight for his place here ahead of the new season..
  9. It's Our Year! Again.....

    Wednesday 28th June 2017 After finally answering all the journalists’ petty questions I got down to business with my squad. After making reserve player Jon Flanagan available for loan, Bournemouth made an £11.5M offer which I accepted. Stoke and Wolves came in with loan bids which were also accepted. Hopefully he will take the transfer. Markovic and Ings were also offered out for £13M and £15M respectively also. Thursday 29th June 2017 To my surprise bids came in immediately for Ings. West Brom and Stoke both had bids of £12M and £15M accepted whilst Swasea tried to be cheap skates and had a bid of £9M rejected. Saturday 1st July 2017 Zenit have come in with a bid of £2.4M for Adam Bogdan which I eagerly accepted. Another one to get off the wage book. The deal was completed the next day. Monday 3rd July 2017 Today I met the players for the first time after their holidays. The players seemed happy with my appointment and agreed that a top 4 finish was realistic. No one seemed to want to buy Markovic but Huddersfield came in with a loan offer to buy him later for £9.75M if he plays 20 games. Reluctantly I accepted this offer. Wednesday 5th July 2017 Flanagan thankfully accepted the offer from Bournemouth and left with my good wishes. £11.5M for a player I didn’t plan on using is good business. Henderson didn’t seem happy that he was going but I quickly put him at ease that Alexander-Arnold would be getting plenty of game time. Danny Ings also left for West Brom for £12M. Friday 7th July 2017 Huddersfield again came with a loan offer for one of my players. This time it was Joe Gomez which was refused as I see his versatility being useful. I’ve also made my first bids as a manager with 2 raids at Ajax. First a £11.5M offer for 17 year old centre back Matthijs De Ligt which was accepted. Also a £23.5M bid was made for 19 year old Kasper Dolberg. We played our first friendly of the summer at Hajduk Split which ended in a 3-0 victory to us. Goals coming from Lovren, Coutinho and Firmino and then Karius saving a last minute penalty. Unfortunately Mané pulled his hamstring and will be out for 4-5 weeks. Markovic finally completed his loan move to Huddersfield getting him off my wage book.
  10. It's Our Year! Again.....

    Notes: Being played with FM18 with England, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Scotland and Wales loaded. Monday 26th June 2017 Salkeld replaces the sectioned Klopp After Jurgen Klopp pleaded guilty to insanity and being binned off to the local asylum Liverpool today have named former player Martin Salkeld as their new manager. The ex-Liverpool player was part of the 2005 miracle Champions League win and will be looking to get the club back to its glory days. Here is the squad I have been left to try and do this with. Goalkeepers: Simon Mignolet – A good shot stopper but his distribution and command of area prevent him from being a top goalie. Will be given a chance for a season and likely be shipped off after. Loris Karius – At 24 age is on his side to be a decent keeper but will have to settle for being number 2. A good option to have as backup though. Defenders: Nathaniel Clyne – Defensively a great right back but not very good going forward. Out injured for 6 months with a damaged spine. Probably from carrying the defence last season. Joe Gomez – At 20 he has lots of time to progress but will likely only be a bit part player this season. Trent Alexander Arnold – Showed plenty of promise last season and will be given plenty of chances this season. Excellent going forward for a defender. Joel Matip – Proved a bargain as a free transfer last summer. Will need to step up even further if the club is to carry on progressing. Dejan Lovren – Rumoured that why he was playing last season is why Klopp was charged with insanity. At £100k a week will need to prove he is worth it. Ragnar Klavan – A good backup option and provides plenty of experience at 31. Alberto Moreno – His pace gets him out of some troubles but not always. Will do for this season but don’t expect to keep him long. Andrew Robertson – Recently signed from Hull and a good option. Will be given chances. Midfielders: Jordan Henderson – The captain who never stops running. Not the best at going forward but has a good engine in midfield. James Milner – Filled in at left back last season but will likely be in midfield this season. His versatility will be useful. Emre Can – Seems like he has been around for a long time even though he is only 23. A strong midfielder and will be looking to extend his contract before it runs out next summer. Georginio Wijnaldum – He’s ok not brilliant but he will do as a backup. Lack of goals from him is a concern. Marko Grujic – Only 21 and not had much chance to prove himself yet. Will likely be playing the cups. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Another one of the reasons Klopp was charged with insanity. His £35M price tag will mean he has a lot to prove. Adam Lallana – A very likeable player that has improved a lot over the past few years. Out injured though for 5 months with a torn thigh muscle. A shame. Phillipe Coutinho – Once again turning down £120M for him helped move Klopp to the asylum. Very grateful to have him though who can be unplayable on his day. Probably our best player. Lazar Markovic – Signed with a lot of promise a few years ago but has spent most of it out on loan. Will be looking to ship him out. Sadio Mané – His explosive pace is damn right filth compared to the defenders he has to play against. Will be a key player. Mohamed Salah – Another one who is just too fast to be believed. A point to prove after his stint at Chelsea. Strikers Roberto Firmino – Doesn’t quite score enough goals to be considered a top forward but his work rate troubles defenders. Will need to score a lot this season if I am to keep him. Daniel Sturridge – Spends more time on the bed than the local hooker. Good striking instincts but his fitness remains to be seen. Is currently injured with a pulled thigh and will be out for at least 6 weeks. Danny Ings – Showed promise at Burnley but injuries have prevented him becoming the player he could have been. Will try and sell to make funds. Dominic Solanke – Showed promise at the U20 World Cup and a potential good striker. Will be given a few chances in the cups. Ben Woodburn – A 17 year old striker who is the clubs youngest ever scorer thanks to his debut goal against Leeds last season. Will be looking to give him a few games. The board have set me the following targets: Premier League – Top 4 FA Cup – Reach Final Carabaro Cup – Not bothered (Who is?) Champions League – Quarter Finals To do this they have given me a transfer budget of £75M.
  11. FMS Community Thread / Episode VII / Goalfinger

    Anyone got the new FM and is it worth it?
  12. FMS Predictions League 2017/18

    Week 11: Saturday 04 November Stoke 2-2 Leicester 12:30 Huddersfield 2-1 West Brom 15:00 Newcastle 2-0 Bournemouth 15:00 Southampton 1-1 Burnley 15:00 Swansea 2-1 Brighton 15:00 West Ham 0-3 Liverpool 17:30 Sunday 05 November Spurs 3-0 Crystal Palace 12:00 Man City 3-1 Arsenal 14:15 Chelsea 0-0 Man Utd 16:30 Everton 2-1 Watford 16:30
  13. FMS Predictions League 2017/18

    Week 10: Saturday 28 October Man Utd 2-1 Spurs 12:30 Arsenal 3-1 Swansea 15:00 Crystal Palace 2-1 West Ham 15:00 Liverpool 2-1 Huddersfield 15:00 Watford 3-2 Stoke 15:00 West Brom 1-2 Man City 15:00 Bournemouth 0-2 Chelsea 17:30 Sunday 29 October Brighton 1-1 Southampton 13:30 Leicester 3-1 Everton 16:00 Monday 30 October Burnley 1-1 Newcastle 20:00
  14. FMS Predictions League 2017/18

    Hooray for the wooden spoon! Week 9: Friday 20 October West Ham 2-1 Brighton 20:00 Saturday 21 October Chelsea 2-2 Watford 12:30 Huddersfield 0-2 Man Utd 15:00 Man City 3-1 Burnley 15:00 Newcastle 2-1 Crystal Palace 15:00 Stoke 2-0 Bournemouth 15:00 Swansea 1-2 Leicester 15:00 Southampton 1-1 West Brom 17:30 Sunday 22 October Everton 1-2 Arsenal 13:30 Spurs 1-2 Liverpool 16:00
  15. FMS Predictions League 2017/18

    Week 8: Saturday 14 October Liverpool 1-2 Man Utd 12:30 Burnley 2-0 West Ham 15:00 Crystal Palace 0-3 Chelsea 15:00 Man City 4-1 Stoke 15:00 Spurs 3-1 Bournemouth 15:00 Swansea 2-2 Huddersfield 15:00 Watford 1-2 Arsenal 17:30 Sunday 15 October Brighton 2-2 Everton 13:30 Southampton 2-1 Newcastle 16:00 Monday 16 October Leicester 1-1 West Brom 20:00