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Can YOU become THE most expensive player - 2012 Edition - Game Thread

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January - June 2012- One step closer Pt 2

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Sky Sports Future Stars.

Andy: Hello I am Andy Gray, and with me today for this edition of Future Stars is the one, the only, Richard Keys.

Mundungus Shacklebolt(Aml/St) - Zaragoza (Loan) Udinese

Andy: Starting off today looking at Shacklebolt, the Zaragoza player currently on loan from Udinese.

Richard: He has been tipped to have a big future, but has not really been showing what he is capable of.

Andy: 5 goals in 26 games is not the return that was expected from the U21 French player.

Richard: He will have to show more talent if he is to impress at either Zaragoza or his home club.

Report Card - D - Have to step up you game Shacklebolt. Show your potential, play well consistently and get at least 15 goals a season.

Geraint Alacarde (Aml/St) - Barcelona - £2.7 Million

Andy: Still on the fringes of the Barcelona first team, Alacarde has something to prove.

Richard: A talented player and one who has been given some chances with arguably the best team there has ever been.

Andy: His record in itself is pretty average 24 appearances, but 19 of those have been off the bench. 3 goals and an assist show what he is capable of, but it is not enough.

Richard: If he wants to break into that vastly talented team he will need to get his shooting boots on, and make more of the chances he is given.

Andy: He is still young so there is plenty of time, and his experience in an up and coming Belgian national team is sure to help develop this young talent.

Report Card - D+ - You may be in the best team in the world, but make sure you don't just ride this experience. Get out there and show what you are capable of, take your chances and become a regular first teamer.

Richard Paldaninnii (St) - Southampton - History

Andy: Paldaninnii may not be entirely happy with his season, but he will be happy that he helped Southampton stay in the Premier League.

Richard: They ended up just 5 points above the relegation zone.

Andy: Paldaninnii scored 4 in the league and 1 in the cup as Southampton battled for survival.

Richard: He wasn't a stand out performer and will be looking to build on his performances next season, and show the talent that has seen him grace the England U21 set up.

Report Card - D+ - Playing in a tough league, requires a tough character. Its time to step up.

Luke Corcoran (Amc/Mc) - Barcelona

Richard: Corcoran has had a pretty successful year.

Andy: He has cemented himself in the Barcelona B team, and has been impressive.

Richard: 10 assists and 4 goals in just over 30 games.

Andy: Indeed it has been a year to remember for Corcoran who was our last star to be signed.

Richard: If he continues like this, it will be a matter of time before he gets opportunities in the first team.

Andy: Some may argue he is already surpassing Alacarde, who was seen as the much better player earlier on in their careers.

Report Card - C+ - Almost a B- but we have to take into account that the level of competition he is facing week in week out is not the best. Continue to work hard and take any opportunity you get.

Eighteen Rabbit (Mr/Amr) - Atalanta - £6million

Andy: Another good season for the man with the strangest name in football.

Richard: I don't think Eighteen is going to be a trending name in the 2012 baby list.

Andy: Well if he continues to play well who knows Richard.

Richard: But 35 games, with 2 goals and 2 assists is not playing well Andy.

Andy: Well he has had some mixed performances and has not shown the form he showed in France.

Richard: Atalanta will be expecting more from the 6 million pound man.

Report Card - D+ - A lot of experience under his belt now with 2 full seasons, in 2 different nations. However it is now time to turn up the level of performances, and actually become the player you can be.

Gamba Goma (Sw/Dc) - Man City - £2.9 Million - History

Andy: Another youngster who is forcing his way into the first team is Gamba Goma.

Richard: And it is not just any team it is Man Citys, talented squad.

Andy: He managed to play 18 very impressive games, and 13 of those were starts in the league. Over a third of Citys league games.

Richard: He has performed tremendously and has become a huge prospect for the future.

Andy: His performances have been phenomenal the goal and the assist, show that he is a dangerous force going forward as well.

Richard: Next season is going to be huge for this Huge Zambian.

Report Card - A - You should be proud of yourself Goma. A huge season for you and consistently excellent in both league and cup. Make the most out of the Champions League experience you will most probably be getting next season.

Bjorn Bjornsson (Amr/Mr) - Bolton - History

Richard: Bjornsson has been working hard in training to perfect that right midfield role, and it has paid off.

Andy: A slightly better season for the Swedish International who got his first cap in February in the friendly defeat against Macedonia.

Richard: Indeed he has gone from 1 goal 6 assists in his first season to 7 goals and 1 assist.

Andy: So he has learnt to take his chance but become more selfish?

Richard: That is what the stats suggest.

Andy: I think if next season he can combine the scoring and the assists then he will be a valuable asset to a Bolton side who are looking to improve upon their 13th place finish.

Report Card - C- (Minus) - Improved goal tally, but worse assist tally. Try to combine the two for a stand out season. Keep working hard.

Arawn Moridin (Amr/St) - Huddersfield (loan) Manchester United - £4.4 Million - History

Richard: A good season for Moridin, which has prompted Huddersfield to extend his loan by another year.

Andy: The youngster loaned from Manchester United was named in the Huddersfield Seasonal Eleven as well as the Overall Best Eleven for the club.

Richard: 14 goals in 40 league games will start to make a name for yourself.

Andy: But if you truly want to be noticed a 20+ is the mark.

Richard: My prediction for next season is that he will get over 20.

Andy: We will have to wait and see Huddersfield are seen as having an outside chance of going up this year, so it could be a big season.

Report Card - B - A good tally, but not quite as spectacular as some fans are being led to believe. Keep up the good work but hit over 20 to get yourself really noticed.

Richard: That is it for another episode of Future Stars, join us again next time for the Transfer Watch.

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Ach that was a pish season from Duffy. 7 Goals and no assists is not good enough. Need to bounce back next season if I'm going to get another big move.

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Ach that was a pish season from Duffy. 7 Goals and no assists is not good enough. Need to bounce back next season if I'm going to get another big move.

Unlucky indeed. Post has been updated with REPORT CARDS!!!

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My players a creator, why should he score ;) Great season, championship here we come!

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Just to add out of the players that have been posted in the first update, Duffy is by far the best and really does warrant his price tag. Well played blackpool, can see another prem team coming for him in the transfer window.

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arghhh nevermind not sure whether i want to stay or not stay and get more games and become better and get my value up or leave for a decent fee hmm Quaker just needs to learn to shoot

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Just to add out of the players that have been posted in the first update, Duffy is by far the best and really does warrant his price tag. Well played blackpool, can see another prem team coming for him in the transfer window.

I like the look of Mike Nevo, personally. Think he's on the verge of a big move!

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arrgh, the suspense.. is killing me..

Haha larxus. Could be an update tonight. Got a busy day at work, but may put a couple up here and there, rather than all up at once.

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I like the look of Mike Nevo, personally. Think he's on the verge of a big move!
Played as a cam behind you he would be perfect! Quite like Klose or Sigurdsson. Tottally agree now actually!

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Looks like my early move to Man City has really helped out in turning Gamba into a great player, just a shame he might never leave if he keeps up these performances!

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Transfer window holidayed, will try to get an update up tomorrow.

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Question is will it be more exciting than January, with no transfers?

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Question is will it be more exciting than January, with no transfers?
Fingers crossed for sure. Stothard to stay though, just want to be getting football for now. Unless a team with great facilities comes a long!

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More goals this time round and just 1 assist, pretty poor for a winger.

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Doubt I'll be moving anywhere this window after that season!

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June - August 2013 - Transfers?

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Sky Sports Future Stars.

Andy: Im Andy Gray, and with me today is Richard Keys.

Richard: That is right Andy, and we have some news coming up very shortly.

Andy: Will it be the making or breaking of some of our stars?

Richard: Will they move too early, or leave it too late and spend their careers in lower leagues?

Andy: Find out Here EXCLUSIVELY on Sky Sports Future Stars.

Live Transfer Watch

Richard: Welcome to our live transfer watch. Throughout the days we will be updating our pages with the most recent news concerning our 14 stars.

Andy: Well Richard once again,are these pages are going to be pretty redundant?

New Contracts

Andy: Some news at last. Alacarde, Stothard, Paldaninnii & Goma have all signed new contracts at their clubs.

Richard: Alacarde who has been breaking into the first team at Barcelona has signed until 2016 on a £17,000 per week contract. A minimum fee clause has been valued at £26million.

Andy: Stothard has also signed until 2016 on a £12,250 per week contract. A minimum fee for higher division clubs has been set at £4.4 Million.

Richard: Paldaninnii has signed a £27.5k per week, 3 year contract, as his club joins the Premier League. A £9million minimum fee clause may tempt other clubs if he has a good season.

Andy: Goma who is breaking into a tough first team at Man City has signed for £16,750 per week until 2016.

Week 1 & 2

Andy: No news for our stars in a slow summer transfer window thus far.

Richard: No bids have been made, and no rumours in the papers.

False News

Andy: Sorry to any Huddersfield fans out there. We recently reported that Moridin was staying on loan next season, but it turns out our reports were wrong and he is back at Old Trafford. We sincerely apologise and wish your club the best for the season ahead.

Week 3 & 4

Andy: Still no news from our starlets. However the Premier League big boys have been busy.

Richard: Modric to Man City for £39.5Million has caught the headlines, as has Arsenals Capture of Dzsudzsak for almost £20million and Cavani for £31 Million.

Andy: Tottenham reinvested that money by signing Gylfi & Rafael for over £30Million.

Rest of Transfer Window

Andy: Well folks, it is the end of the transfer window and no moves have been made for our starlets.

Richard: We will refresh this page for January, or if we see any loans in the next month.

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Ok game on, lets get Blackpool back in the prem!

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Well a new contract is good, just a shame it was outweighed by the Barca and ManC players. We all know Wed are better anyway ;)

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Have holidayed half way through season. Will try get that update up this weekend or at least part 1.

Will then try to finish the second half of season during the week.

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Really disappointed that the Huddersfield loan deal did not happened! First team football for another season would have been good for Moridin! Can't see him getting game time at United. Maybe it's time he moved to a smaller club?

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Busy weekend guys, but don't worry will be up in the next 48 hours :)

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June - Feb 2013/14- Sticking around - Pt 1

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Sky Sports Future Stars.

Andy: Hello I am Andy Gray, and with me today for this edition of Future Stars is the one, the only, Richard Keys.

Richard: We will today be taking a look at the first half of the season and another dissapointing transfer window.

Andy: No permenant transfers to talk about, but some loan moves have been agreed upon, and some interest is being shown in our stars.

Richard: First off we go to Sheffield.

Jake Stothard (Amc/Mc) - Sheff Wed

Richard: Stothard has had his first taste of life in the Championship, and although his stats look pretty good his performances have been erratic at best.

Andy: 2 goals and 6 assists in 27 game is not an awful haul, but he has not been showing as much class as he did last season.

Richard: Maybe the step up has been too hard for him, and in a team that is predicted to be fighting relegation he may not have the best opportunity to shine.

Andy: Well Sheff Wed are doing ok. 15th in the league and 13 points from the relegation zone.

Richard: Let us just hope that Stothard bucks up his ideas for the second half of the season.

Report Card - D+ - Still not showing the potential you have. Get involved more, show some skill, and control the game.

Mike Nevo (Amc/St) - Rc Lens

Richard: Another great season for the American. And it is only half way through.

Andy: His best goals tally with 11 league goals in 21 league games, plus 6 assists and 6 MOM awards.

Richard: For a mid table (9th) team that is a FANTASTIC tally for half a season.

Andy: He is currently the joint 3rd highest scorer in the league, and has the 3rd most MOM awards. The most recent coming in the impressive 4-1 home win over Lyon.

Richard: I don't believe that he did not get a bid or any interest in January, this guy is the sort of player we need in the Premier League.

Report Card - A - Fantastic start to the season, keep it up and you will surely earn a big money move.

Long Tym Quaker (Ml/Aml) - Tenerife

Richard: Quaker has been doing well this season for Tenerife. He is however refusing to sign a new contract.

Andy: His current contract has 18 months left to run, and a 2 year extension was offered and rejected.

Richard: The official word is that the wage offered was not good enough, but some in the media think it may be a power play to increase interest for the June/July Transfer window.

Andy: As for his performances on the pitch, they have been pretty good.

Richard: However the stats have not been the greatest. Only 2 assists and 0 goals in his 18 games.

Andy: For the San Marino national team he was part of the famous 1-1 World Cup Qualifying draw against Moldova. Which is the second time they held Moldova to a stalemate, and with the even more impressive draw in 2012 against Montenegro it left San Marino 5th out of 6 teams.

Report Card - C-(Minus) - Try to impose yourself more on games. You have the ability to score and to get some assist so make sure you do.

Mundungus Shacklebolt (Aml/St) - Udinese

Richard: Since returning from loan Shacklebolt has not had any real chances in the first team.

Andy: A total of 5 league games, 3 off the bench, and one sub appearance in the cup.

Richard: He hasn't shown much in these performances, but has been injured for the past week with a bruised thigh.

Andy: When he comes back he will be hoping for a spot in the first team.

Richard: Nothing of note in his performances, no clubs looking to sign him, and a pretty mediocre first half of the season.

Report Card - When you get a chance, make sure they can not overlook you for the next game. Score, make an assist or play your heart out.

Geraint Alacarde (Aml/St) - Sporting on loan from Barcelona - £2.7Million

Richard: An interesting season for Alacarde.

Andy: Sure has been so far. A demand for first team football at the start of January, prompted Barcelona offering him out on loan to various clubs.

Richard: A bid from Racing was rejected as it included a buy out clause at the end of the loan.

Andy: It looked like the loan move may be dead in the water, until near the end of January on the 20th, when Sporting Lisbon came in with a loan bid.

Richard: Sporting agreed to pay 12,500 of his 20,000 per week and will send him back to Barcelona at the end of the season.

Andy: So far he has managed only one game for Barcelona this season, then since his move he has made one sub apperance and scored a goal.

Report Card - C - Try to keep in the Sporting first team and show Barcelona that they were wrong to let you go.

Luke Corcoran (Mc/Amc) - Barcelona B

Richard: Not much luck for the Irishman this season. Still languishing in the Barcelona B squad despite getting to train with the first team at the start of the season.

Andy: Even in the B team he is not a first team regular. With only 7 games to his name.

Richard: His two assists, and average performances are not going to propel him far that is for sure.

Andy: He also 4 recently rejected a new deal, stating that the pay wasn't good enough, and he wants a bigger role in the team.

Richard: Surprising he then did not get sent out on loan like Alacarde.

Report Card - D - You need to make a statement. Score some goals, get some MOM awards and make your presence known in the Barcelona B squad, and you may just get the opportunity you crave.

Steve Duffy (Amr/St) - Blackpool - £8.75 Million

Richard: Duffy has started the season fantastically for Blackpool, even if the club themselves are dissapointing in the league.

Andy: They were predicted to be in the top 6 come the end of May, but it they currently lay 13th in the table.

Richard: But only 5 points from a playoff position.

Andy: Duffy is their leading scorer with 10 league goals and 2 in the cup.

Richard: Despite interest from Everton, Duffy kept his head on his game, and no bid was made public or accepted.

Andy: So he will finish the season with Blackpool, and hope to push them further up the table, Brian McDermott coming in as the new manager may give the squad the boost they need to do just that.

Report Card - B+ - Great start to the season, make sure you keep it up.

Richard: That's all for tonight's show. Join us again next time for Part 2.

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Can't wait to see how Duffy has put Blackpool top of the championship!

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Meh :/ Not an awful start. At least I'm a regular fixture in the first team!

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Sorry Internet at home died. Will try to get some more up a bit later today

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How's that internet looking Glenn?

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It is back, but i am at work now.

But tonight i have some free time :)

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June - Feb 2013/14- Sticking around - Pt 2

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Sky Sports Future Stars.

Andy: Hello I am Andy Gray, and with me today for this edition of Future Stars is the one, the only, Richard Keys.

Edoardo Lorenzo (Ml/Amr) - Triestina

Andy: Lorenzo had a great season last year in Serie C, however since Triestina have moved up to Serie B, things have come a little bit harder.

Richard: Already playing almost as many games as he did last year allows us to have a good comparison. 22 league games, 1 goal and 5 assists, is not up to the standard he set in Serie C with almost 3 times the assists and 7 goals.

Andy: However as we said it is a higher standard of football, and he is still doing reasonably well.

Richard: Well enough to catch the attention of RC Lens, who want him to join Mike Nevo in France.

Andy: Once again however no formal bid was made, and it looks as though the Italian will be a Triestina player until at least the end of this season.

Report Card - C (minus) You - set yourself a high standard last year, now you need to live up to it. Have a great second half of the season and put yourself in the shop window.

Arawn Moridin (St/Amr) - FC Twente On loan from Man U - £4.4Million

Richard: One player who did move in the transfer window is Manchester United youngster Arawn Moridin.

Andy: FC Twente came a calling and Man U said yes.

Richard: Moridin has had one start and 2 sub apperances but is yet to make a real impact.

Andy: However the move should be good for him as he will get more playing time, and will be around new players and a good coaching staff.

Report Card - D - Haven't shown much this season, but prove us wrong by tearing it up in Holland.

Bjorn Bjornsson (Amr/St) - Bolton

Andy: The man with the most top division playing time seems to be getting better and better each year

Richard: He certainly is. Already at 5 goals for the season from the wing and 1 assist. Playing better football than he ever has, and still with half a season to get up to the 10 goals we all know he can.

Andy: 2 more and he will equal his record goals tally. 10 may be pushing it a bit far.

Richard: Well he certainly has potential and we will see how the season ends for the Swede.

Report Card - C+ - Prove Andy wrong and get up to 10 goals, also chip in with a few more assists.

Gamba Goma (Sw/Dc) - Man City - £2.9 Million

Richard: The Zambian giant has continue to push his way into the first team at City and no one can complain about it

Andy: He has been superb for City. And some actually complain that he is not involved more often.

Richard: With 12 starts and 9 sub appearances across all competitions the big man is just getting better and better. With City laying in second he could be earning a trophy soon as well.

Andy: 8 of those starts in the league and 5 sub appearances which means he is only 2 appearances away from his total for last season, which he will surely surpass.

Richard: His performances have been even better than last season , earning him two mentions in the Premier league team of the week.

Andy: Not to mention his European super cup medal.

Richard: And i am sure he would rather us not mention that one blip. Lasting 6 minutes as a sub in the super cup before getting sent off

Andy: Lucky for him and Man City they were already 2-1 ahead by that point, and still managed to get a third with 10 men.

Report Card - A - Keep up the great work and continue to force your way into the first team

Josh Wilson (Amrc) - Alaves

Andy: A player truly excelling this season is Josh Wilson of Alaves.

Richard: Currently playing in the lowest division the Spanish Second division B2, but tearing it apart.

Andy: With 2 goals and 9 assists in 20 league appearances and some stellar performances.

Richard: He really has been putting himself in the shop window.

Andy: However once again no bids. If he keeps it up though i don't know how any higher league teams could not make a bid.

Report Card - A- (minus) - Great performances, but can you reproduce this in a higher league. It is time to make a move and prove yourself at a higher level.

Eighteen Rabbit (Mr/Amr) - Atalanta - £6 Million

Andy: Eighteen Rabbit has had another rather average start to the season.

Richard: He is starting to become one of those players who had so much potential but doesn't live up to it.

Andy: He has had opportunity's but has never really shone.

Richard: 14 starts and 1 sub appearance have yielded 1 assist, and some average performances.

Andy: Certainly nothing to shout about here then.

Report Card - D-(minus) - Buck up your ideas. You are getting chances in a good league, take them, or take another career path.

Richard Paldaninnii (St) - Southampton

Richard: Paldaninnii has started off the season the same way he finished the last.

Andy: Distinctly average.

Richard: 2 goals in the league from 14 starts and 3 sub appearances, and 1 cup goal.

Andy: However the performances aren't exciting anyone. He doesn't seem to have that determination to do well, and with Southampton just 3 points above the relegation zone he needs to.

Richard: However his 6 goals in 17 England U21 matches shows that he can perform to a higher standard, and maybe a change of club would do him the world of good.

Andy: But who would buy him on the back of these performances?

Richard: Well we will have to wait until June to see as no offers in January.

Report Card - D - Start to get involved more, become a regular scorer and earn your move.

Andy: That's all for today folks. Join us again in June when we will review the 2013/2014 season.

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I duno how that happened but how pissed off am i?????? Half my post got deleted!!!!!!!! Having to do Corcoran and Duffy again!

Done....now on to part 2.

Its done it again :( Duno if its my computer or the forum :S

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Almost forgot about this, but had fun reading what i've missed :D Looks like Mike Nevo is turning into a quality player. I wouldn't be upset by another season in France, but at some point he needs to move elsewhere!

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Almost forgot about this, but had fun reading what i've missed :D Looks like Mike Nevo is turning into a quality player. I wouldn't be upset by another season in France, but at some point he needs to move elsewhere!

He certainly is the one to beat - had some fantastic seasons.

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Holidaying now, please keep active and post on your progress :)

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Think things are going good for Duffy, looks like I'm progressing well, if I can hit 20 league goals I'll be a happy man!

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Well, hope Geraint gets more playing time at Sporting!

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Need more assists, 1 in 22(1) games isn't very good for a winger. 6 goals and plenty of playing time is nice enough though, but i would like to see more assists come the end of the season :p

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Josh move to a club who can actually afford training facilities your two good for them!! D:

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