Greasy Chip Butty

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Slightly different approach to others. This is one of my fave goals of all time.

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One thing that CR definately has over Messi; aerial prowess.

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So after raiding Arsenal with 3 of my 5 picks, my starting XI now looks as follows:

Essendon FC Starting XI

GK: Craig Gordon

DL: Herita Ilunga (pick 4)

DC: Joleon Lescott

DC: Wes Brown (pick 3)

DR: Emmanuel Eboue (pick 5)

ML: Jack Wilshere

MC: Alex Song (pick 2)

MC: Jermaine Jones

MR: Theo Walcott (pick 1)

ST: Alberto Gilardino

ST: Daniel Sturridge

S1: Alex Baptiste

S2: Craig Cathcart

S3: Stephen Crainey

S4: Jerome Thomas

S5: Andy Reid

So as you can see, I still have a very weak team (thanks again for the 4 Blackpool players GCB!), but after heavily strengthening my defence, I could do with another decent striker of winger in the Barcelona draft (or both in Messi!)

That team isn't weak, not compared to mine at least. My defence has stars like Kevin Foley and George Elokobi, with O'Hara and Jarvis in midfield. I was hoping I would start in the Championship, as I might have a chance of scraping into the playoffs!

I am desperate for a striker or winger from Barca as well! Messi, Villa, Pedro, Bojan will all be fine. Do not need a D RC (Puyol) because I signed two in my draft.

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Stratford Rangers are lining up with something like this:

GK - Ben Foster

DR - Seamus Coleman

DL - Danny Collins

DC - Thomas Vermaelan

DC - Michael Dawson (Draft 2)

MR - Adam Johnson (Draft 1)

ML - David Silva

MC - Ayew

MC - Scott Parker

ST - Jo (Draft 4)

ST - Asamoah Gyan

Subs -

Michael Owen (Draft 3)

Danny Welbeck

Dedryck Boyata (Draft 5)

Antolin Alvarez

Clint Dempsey

Could do with a decent MC (Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets) or of course a Messi/Villa from the Barcelona draft. Actually i wouldn't mind Casillas to be fair!

Any thoughts people to my team, it isn't really what i was hoping for, certainly if we're competing in the Champions League!!!!

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cookie, I would be extremely surprised if you got Casillas from the Barcelona​ draft... :D

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cookie, I would be extremely surprised if you got Casillas from the Barcelona​ draft... :D

I know, i realised as i posted it, should be thinking more of his compatriot Victor Valdes :rolleyes:

At least someone is reading the posts carefully :)

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FC Freljord has completed their 16 player preliminary squad for now, with Barcelona draft pending and a wonderkid central midfielder is set to join the club's youth ranks.

Goalkeepers ---                    Defenders ---

Pepe Reina                         Carlos Cuellar
Lukasz Fabianski (3rd pick)        Bastos
                                  Nemanja Vidic
Midfielders ---                    Fabio Coloccini                    
                                  Tomas Kalas (4th pick)
Karl Henry                    
Lucho Gonzalez                     Strikers ---
Gary Taylor-Fletcher                
Arjen Robben                       Edin Dzeko
Vladimir Weiss (2nd pick)          Kevin Doyle
Jack Collison (5th pick)           Javier Hernandez (1st pick)

Dani Alves would be the perfect fit for us from Barca draft but I wouldn't say no to the likes of Messi or Xavi. Any young & promising player, especially striker or goalkeeper is fine as well.

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GCB, I just wanted to let you know that I won't be online until tomorrow afternoon..

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ok Whittinghams gone :( - Junior Stanislas of West Ham, and Stephen Pienaar (Tottenham)

sorry I nabbed Pienaar just before you

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Shakhtar Senseless 16-man Squad

GK - Gomes

RB - Stephen Kelly

LB - Jose Enrique

CB - Ricardo Carvalho

CB - Per Mertesacker

CM - Jack Rodwell

CM - Kim Kallstrom

RW - Aaron Lennon

LW - Robinho

ST - Pato

ST - Lisandro Lopez

Draft 1 - Nathan Delfouneso

Draft 2 - Magaye Gueye

Draft 3 - Alex Smithies

Draft 4 - Jonathan Woodgate

Draft 5 - Steven Pienaar

I was very happy with my starting 11 to be honest so my thinking during the draft was to get some promising youths in hence Delfouneso, Gueye and Smithies. Woodgate and Pienaar are here as back up if it goes the proverbial tits up.

Knowing my luck ill get valdes in the barca draft which would mean a wasted draft pick in SMithies. Hopeing for another Midfielder for strength in depth.

Im not to botherd about the manager draft as there are way more than 28 top quality managers out there, ill take my time on choosing that aspect. Although saying this i would be more swayed to a manager that uses a budget wisely due to my £20mil sponsorship money.

All in all its looking nice and i was dreading starting in the Championship with my starting 11 in the fear of them all leaving!

Congrats on this sign-up so far GCB! This must be a heck of a lot of work to put into this but as you have earlier, its going to be worth it. Keep up the good work :)

P.S. - How flexible are the tactics? is it a set in stone 4-4-2?

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SOUTHSEA ATHLETIC

Starting Lineup

GK - Shay Given

DL - Leighton Baines

DR - Vedran Corluka

DC - Stéphane Mbia

DC - John Mensah

MC - Mathieu Valbuena

MC/AMC - Wesley Sneijder

LW - Joe Cole

RW - Pablo Barrera

ST - Mame Biram Diouf

ST - Fernando Torres

S1 - Wayne Hennessey

S2 - Max Gradel

S3 - Jon Walters

S4 - Daniel Pacheco

S5 - Shola Ameobi

Fingers crossed the gaffer (whoever he may be) signs up some backup defenders! Wouldn't mind a Puyol or a Pique in the draft. Villa or Messi or someone maybe to replace Diouf wouldn't be too bad either.

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A1 F.C.

GK-Tim Howard

DL-John O'Shea :(

DC-William Gallas

DC-Pepe

DR-Rod Fanni

LW-Gareth Bale

CM-Aaron Ramsey

CM-Yoann Gourcuff

RW-Jimmy Briand

ST-Nicolas Anelka

ST-Hugo Rodallega

With that squad; I wouldn't mind any Barcelona first-teamer <maybe not a DC though> XD

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[video=youtube;mSJIRGA_frc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSJIRGA_frc

It isn't anything that you see once in a million years but being able to see this one live was delightful :)

You a Fenerbahce fan then 5ergio? We sold you Colin Kazim Richards a couple of year back, he seemed to do well for you?

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T2B Free Agent Draft

Players Already Drafted

Aaron Ramsey (A1FC)

Carlos Tevez (Discworld)

Adam Lallana (Dustbin Rovers)

Javier Hernandez (FC Freljord)

Federico Macheda (Real Clifton)

Jon Obi Mikel (Rushden Phoenix)

Sandro (Saku FC)

Nathan Delfouneso (Shakhtar Senseless)

Morgan Schneiderlin (Solent Galaxy)

Shay Given (Southsea Athletic)

Alex (Ruff FC)

Dirk Kuyt (Capite Ad Calcem)

Chris Smalling (Darlington All Stars)

Adam Johnson (Stratford Rangers)

Leigh Griffiths (Lowen United)

Theo Walcott (Essendon)

Matej Delac (Darlington Rangers)

Gunnar Nielson (Emurica)

Craig Bellamy (Horden All Stars)

Chris Cohen (New Bloc)

Connor Wickham (AFC Slough)

Park Ji Sung (Calvary FC)

Thomas Kuszczak (Dockland South)

Adel Taarabt (Shire FC)

Fernandez Suso (Wootton Wanderers)

Sebastien Bassong (Fareham Fallguys)

Nigel De Jong (Kuda Laut Gemilang)

Nicolas Anelka (A1 FC)

Jonny Evans (Calvary FC)

Yury Zhirkov (Capite Ad Calcem)

Danny Wilson (Darlington All Stars)

Tom Huddlestone (Darlington Rangers)

Micah Richards (Discworld)

Owen Hargreaves (Dockland South)

Emmanuel Frimpong (Emurica)

Alex Song (Essendon)

Shane Long (Fareham Fallguys)

Vladimir Weiss (FC Freljord)

Niklas Bendtner (Horden All Stars)

Tom Cairney (New Bloc)

Roman Pavlyuchenko (Real Clifton)

Emmanuel Adebayor (Rushden Phoenix)

Magaye Gueye (Shakhtar Senseless)

Jeffrey Bruma (Saku FC)

Gael Kakuta (Solent Galaxy)

Michael Dawson (Stratford Rangers)

Gabriel Obertan (Wootton Wanderers)

Kyle Walker (Dustbin Rovers)

Marc Albrighton (Ruff FC)

Tim Krul (Shire FC)

Anderson (AFC Slough)

Ched Evans (Chelsea Australia)

Jay Bothroyd (Chelsea Australia)

Danny Graham (Kuda Laut Gemilang)

William Gallas (A1 FC)

Jamie Carragher (Capite Ad Calcem)

Marouane Fellaini (Darlington All Stars)

Fabio Da Silva (Dockland South)

Jimmy Bullard (Dustbin Rovers)

Ramires (Fareham Fallguys)

Jose Boswingwa (Horden All Stars)

Lewis McGugan (Real Clifton)

Ivan Klasnic (Calvary FC)

Phil Neville (Kuda Laut Gemilang)

Abou Diaby (Ruff FC)

Paulo Ferreira (Rushden Phoenix)

Alex Smithies (Shakhtar Senseless)

Tomas Rosicky (Discworld)

Jonjo Shelvey (Saku FC)

Wes Brown (Essendon FC)

Chris Gunter (AFC Slough)

Ryan Giggs (Solent Galaxy)

Max Gradel (Southsea Athletic)

Mame Biram Diouf (Southsea Athletic)

Lukas Fabianski (FC Freljord)

Michael Owen (Stratford Rangers)

Darius Vassell (Lowen United)

Tamas Priskin (Lowen United)

Alberto Aquilani (Darlington Rangers)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (New Bloc)

Sebastien Squillaci (Emurica FC)

John O’Shea (A1 FC)

Stephen N’Zonzi (A1 FC)

Lucas (Calvary FC)

Shaun Wright Phillips (Calvary FC)

Kyle Naughton (Darlington All Stars)

Martin Olsson (Darlington Rangers)

Johan Djourou (Discworld)

Davide Petrucci (Discworld)

Kieran Gibbs (Dockland South)

Alan Hutton (Dockland South)

Jack Cork (Dustbin Rovers)

Peter Whittingham (Dustbin Rovers)

Pablo Zabaleta (Fareham Fallguys)

Simon Mignolet (Fareham Fallguys)

James Perch (Real Clifton)

Jo (Stratford Rangers)

Luke Chambers (Real Clifton)

Bebe (Lowen United)

Lee Cattermole (Lowen United)

Pablo Barrera (Southsea Athletic)

Ismael Miller (New Bloc)

Jack Butland (New Bloc)

Kolo Toure (Capite Ad Calcem)

Ryan Bertrand (Darlington All Stars)

Dedryck Boyata (Stratford Rangers)

Daniel Pacheco (Southsea Athletic)

Denilson (Capite Ad Calcem)

Jordan Spence (Darlington Rangers)

Gilles Sunu (Emurica FC)

Ignasi Miquel (Emurica FC)

Louis Saha (Shire FC)

Steed Malbranque (Shire FC)

Neal Eardley (Shire FC)

Tomas Kalas (FC Freljord)

Jack Collison (FC Freljord)

Angel Rangel (Solent Galaxy)

Darren Pratley (Solent Galaxy)

Henri Lansbury (Chelsea Australia)

Abdi Ibrahim (Saku FC)

Alex Henshall (Saku FC)

Jonathan Woodgate (Shakhtar Senseless)

Stephen Pienaar (Shakhtar Senseless)

Jack Robinson (Wootton Wanderers)

Jon Bostock (Wootton Wanderers)

Herita Ilunga (Essendon)

Emmanuel Eboue (Essendon)

Barry Bannan (Ruff FC)

Fredrik Piquionne (Ruff FC)

Kasper Schmeichel (Rushden Phoenix)

Martin Kelly (Rushden Phoenix)

PLEASE CHECK THE LIST ABOVE - SOME PEOPLE DRAFTED PLAYERS THAT HAD ALREADY GONE!

Some were highlighted by the other people on here, others weren't. If your draft is not on the list, there'll be a reason.

Chelsea Australia, Horden All Stars, Kuda Laut Gemilang and AFC Slough each have 2 picks left.

Wootton Wanderers have 1 pick left.

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THE 'BARCELONA' DRAFT

24 players from FC Barcelona and 4 up and coming youngsters from Barcelona Atletico (the 'B' team) have been convinced to join the 28 new teams in the English leagues.

These players are:

Lionel Messi, Xavi, David Villa, Andres Iniesta, Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique, Victor Valdes, Carles Puyol,

Sergio Busquets, Eric Abidal, Pedro, Seydou Keita, Gabriel Milito, Ibrahim Afellay, Maxwell, Adriano, Martin Caceres, Bojan,

Jose Manuel Pinto, Keirrison, Henrique, Jeffren, Victor Sanchez + Andreu Fontas, Jonathan dos Santos, Thiago, Marc Muniesa

These 28 players will be randomly assigned to the 28 teams. It is entirely possible that Lionel Messi could be playing in the nPower Championship next season!

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Nice, i wouldnt mind a Barcalona B youngster to be honest.

When is the barca draft? now?

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I'll tell you right now, after getting 4 Blackpool players in the initial player allocation, I will not be happy if I end up with a player from the Barcelona B team!

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I'll tell you right now, after getting 4 Blackpool players in the initial player allocation, I will not be happy if I end up with a player from the Barcelona B team!

The funky bunch!

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THE 'BARCELONA' DRAFT

Marc Muniesa (B team) will be playing next season for Wootton Wanderers

Thiago (B team) will be playing next season for Discworld FC

Jonathan dos Santos (B team) will be playing next season for A1 FC

Andreu Fontas (B team) will be playing next season for AFC Slough

Victor Sanchez will be playing next season for Solent Galaxy

Jeffren will be playing next season for Kuda Laut Gemilang

Henrique will be playing next season for Stratford Rangers

Keirrison will be playing next season for Darlington Rangers

Jose Manuel Pinto will be playing next season for Southsea Athletic

Bojan will be playing next season for Shire FC

Martin Caceres will be playing next season for Lowen United

Adriano will be playing next season for FC Freljord

Maxwell will be playing next season for Chelsea Australia

Ibrahim Afellay will be playing next season for Essendon

Gabriel Milito will be playing next season for Calvary FC

Seydou Keita will be playing next season for Saku FC

Pedro Rodriguez Ledesma (AKA Pedro) will be playing next season for Rushden Phoenix

Eric Abidal will be playing next season for Real Clifton

Sergio Busquets will be playing next season for Dockland South

Carles Puyol will be playing next season for Ruff FC

Victor Valdes will be playing next season for Darlington All Stars

Gerard Pique will be playing next season for Emurica FC

Javier Mascherano will be playing next season for Capite Ad Calcem

Dani Alves will be playing next season for Fareham Fallguys

Andres Iniesta will be playing next season for New Bloc

David Villa will be playing next season for Dustbin Rovers

Xavi will be playing next season for Shakhtar Senseless

Lionel Messi will be playing next season for Horden All Stars

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Pinto, a goalkeeper (my strongest position), most famous for getting sent off against Real while sitting on the bench. Brilliant.

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THE MANAGER DRAFT

Each team has been given £100,000,000 as their starting balance with £50,000,000 of that as transfer budgets.

Nice little wedge ...

However, you need to spend some of that money on your new manager, up to the maximum of £50m!

The managers in the auction are the 28 managers who lost their jobs when their teams disappeared from the English leagues ... plus 10 more out of work managers that left those clubs recently.

Here is the list of 38 managers you can bid for:

Arsene Wenger, Gerard Houllier, Martin O'Neill, Alex McLeish, Steve Kean, Sam Allardyce, Ian Holloway, Owen Coyle, Carlo Ancelotti, David Moyes, Mark Hughes, Chris Coleman, Kenny Dalglish, Roberto Mancini, Alex Ferguson, Alan Pardew, Chris Hughton, Tony Pulis, Steve Bruce, Roy Keane, Harry Redknapp, Roy Hodgson, Roberto di Matteo, Avram Grant, Gianfranco Zola, Roberto Martinez, Paul Jewell, Mick McArthy, Neil Warnock, Brendan Rodgers, Paul Lambert, Dave Jones, Billy Davies, Steve McLaren, Brian McDermott, Simon Grayson, Eddie Howe, Brian Laws

PLEASE PM GCB WITH A LIST OF 10 MANAGERS (IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE) WITH THE MONEY YOU'D BE WILLING TO SPEND IN MILLIONS. THE LOWEST IS £1m, THE HIGHEST IS £50m, NO .5m or .25m etc ...

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Biscuits? Could be worse. 442 defensive would work very nicely with my team.

GK Kuzszcak

DR Hutton

DL Fabio

DC Ivanovic

DC Shawcross

DM Hargreaves

DM Biscuits

MR Cazorla

ML Barry

ST Higuain

ST Benzema

Subs

Carson

Bardsley

Mendel

Gibbs

Nolan

Hunt

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i have a rediculous amount of confidence now ive snapped up the 2nd best barca player Xavi :)

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hmm victor valdes didn't really need a Goalkeeper but oh well :D

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So dissapointed with Gabriel Milito :(

The one position i didnt want and i got it :(

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I think I am favourites to go down to be honest.

Squad is weak :(

Solent Galaxy

GK : Buffon

RB : Victor Sanchez

LB : Liam Ridgewell

CB : Lucio

CB : Nedum Onouha

RM : Gael Kakuta

LM : Ryan Giggs

CM : Darren Pratley

CM : Toulalan

ST : Zigic

ST : Berbatov

SUBS

Jonas Olsson

Morgan Schniederlin

Angel Rangel

Tom Cleverley

Damien Duff

Junior Holliett

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your squad is decent, just lacking a bit of depth

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Can we swap our drafts? :p

I know we probably cant yet but PLEASEEEE in the future

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haha im not sure thats allowed! even still...HANDS OFF! joking

ill probably end up loosing half my team in the transfer window

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Can we swap our drafts? :p

I know we probably cant yet but PLEASEEEE in the future

What do you mean?

haha im not sure thats allowed! even still...HANDS OFF! joking

ill probably end up loosing half my team in the transfer window

We've thought that on other T2B versions but they tend to get through the season without all leaving so you should be OK!

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Two more picks...

Kasper Schmichael (so i have a reserve keeper) and Martin Kelly

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Two more picks...

Kasper Schmichael (so i have a reserve keeper) and Martin Kelly

Have just PM'd you back mate, you've misunderstood me a little!

GCB When will we find out about managers!!

Thanks

Sam

It'll not be until tomorrow as people need time to send their manager bids in. Maybe tomorrow evening.

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Here is an example of a manager bid:

1. Warnock 10m

2. Rodgers 6m

3. Holloway 5m

4. Ferguson 10m

5. Ancelotti 7m etc ...

Obviously, you need 10 managers ...

Your first bid is the first one you've put there, e.g. 10m for Warnock.

Now if nobody else bids more than 10m for Warnock, he'd be your manager. However, lets say that somebody has bid 12m for Warnock so you've failed. Now we move to the second bid.

6m for Brendan Rodgers. Again, if yours is the highest bid, you'd get him. If not, the third bid comes into play. And so on ...

Whatever bid is accepted, that amount comes off your transfer budget and balance. So if you get Warnock for £10m, your balance goes down to £90m and your transfer budget is down to £40m.

You need to select ten bids for managers because there are 28 teams bidding. You're realistically not going to get your first choice unless you bid a lot. So you need a list of ten bids that I can look through until you get a manager. I might even end up asking you for more if none of your ten bids are successful.

@toonbalmy87:

Yes, you read that right, I think/hope. TEN bids.

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PLEASE CHECK THE DARFT LIST IN POST #565 - SOME PEOPLE DRAFTED PLAYERS THAT HAD ALREADY GONE!

Some were highlighted by the other people on here, others weren't. If your draft is not on the list, there'll be a reason.

Chelsea Australia, Horden All Stars, Kuda Laut Gemilang and AFC Slough each have 2 picks left.

Wootton Wanderers have 1 pick left.

The deadline for these signings is MIDNIGHT (GMT) tonight.

PLAYER TRADING:

Please feel free to start trading players now. Use the thread or PM's to discuss deals with each other. Once a deal is agreed, BOTH TEAMS/USERS must post the deal in the thread. If it is not confirmed by both teams, I cannot accept it. The easiest way is for one person to post the deal and the other to quote it saying 'Confirmed' ...

e.g.

Sheffield United sell Nick Montgomery for £50m to Manchester United

Confirmed.

You can buy / sell a player for cash, you can swap players OR you can swap players and include some cash as well.

BEST THING TO DO:

Post a list of your players and indicate who you might be willing to trade. Also say what you would like to bring in.

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Shakhtar Senseless - TRANSFER LIST

RB - Stephen Kelly (Trade for RB)

CM - Kim Kallstrom (Trade or cash)

Draft 1 - Nathan Delfouneso (Cash)

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Dustbin Rovers Transfer List

Stephen Carr - SOLD

James Collins

Craig Gardner

Mulumbu

Beckford

The players I would want would primarily be strikers and central defenders. I don't need midfielders.

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Which of my players were already gone? (I need to know so I can draft a player who plays in the same position)

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Southsea Athletic - transfer list

Jose Pinto

Max Gradel

Jon Walters

Shola Ameobi

(Cash or trade, would all be acceptable)

Looking for a CB, if anyone is selling.

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@Adamw - Trade Stephen Kelly and £250,000 for Stephen Carr?

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@Adamw - Trade Stephen Kelly and £250,000 for Stephen Carr?

Seems a reasonable offer to me, I shall accept :)

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Lokking for a swap deal with Jussi and cash for a GK upgrade and to purchase a good striker. No one is for sale though, I'm just a buyer

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Seems a reasonable offer to me, I shall accept :)

Thats confirmed then, nice one :)

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