You're the boss (Football Manager style)

Discussion in 'Spurs Chat' started by ChRiStOpHe, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. ChRiStOpHe

    ChRiStOpHe It's a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake

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    Fun thread. Not very realistic, but I'm interested to see how the good people of SC rate our players.

    Here's the plan. You're given a pretend £20m to spend on the team. Money can also be generated from player sales, which can also be used to strengthen the team. I want you to list me what your squad would be if you could buy and sell players at your will. If you want to keep it as it is, bringing in only 1 or 2 players, that's cool. If you feel the need to sell our entire squad and start again, go for it! It's not hugely realistic, just a bit of fun.

    OK, so I'll start off. I'd go with 2 players for every position (for the first team squad) in a 4-5-1.

    Buy

    Boruc (Celtic) £5m
    Finnan (Liverpool) £3.25m
    Nelson (Blackburn) £4.5m
    Tugay (Blackburn) £500,000
    Appiah (Fenerbahce) £6m
    Riquelme (Villareal) £6m
    Bentley (Blackburn) £11m
    Queresma (Porto) £18m

    £54m

    Sell

    Robinson - £4m
    Chimbonda - £8m
    Zokora - £3m
    Jenas - £7m
    Ghaly - £2m
    Malbranque - £3.5m
    Defoe - £10m

    £38m

    Loan out

    Alnwick
    Ifil
    Assou-Ekotto
    Dawson
    O'Hara
    Barnard

    Squad

    GK

    Boruc
    Cerny

    RB

    Finnan
    Stalteri

    LB

    Bale
    Lee

    CB

    Kaboul
    Nelson
    Rocha
    Gardner

    DM

    Tugay
    Huddlestone

    CM

    Appiah
    Boatang

    AM

    Riquelme
    Taarabt

    RW

    Bentley
    Lennon

    LW

    Queresma
    Routledge

    ST

    Bent
    Berbatov
    Keane

    I'd also be cheeky and keep Tainio (who can cover all central midfield positions). Also keeping 3 strikers, as Keano can cover the wing positions too if need be.

    I know some of you will be quite confused by my signing of half the Blackburn team, and loaning out Dawson, but I see the moves as the best options of all involved right now.
     
  2. Flatters

    Flatters Racist Troll

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    Where's Ledley?
     
  3. FITZ

    FITZ Well-Known Member

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    Contract expired, refused to sign after fining him four weeks wages for under-performing when getting a 9.
     
  4. SpurSince57

    SpurSince57 Well-Known Member

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    One slight snag there, Christophe. Thanks to Setanta, I can now watch the SPL if I have absolutely nothing better to do, and I reckon Boruc would fetch £10m-£15m (especially considering that Gordon cost £9m). Hard to judge given that he's keeping against opposition that's largely Championship standard, but I'll stick my neck out and say that after Cech he's the best keeper in Britain at the moment.
     
  5. ChRiStOpHe

    ChRiStOpHe It's a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake

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    I did forget Ledley, but I also forgot Berba to start with :lol: Ho hum :roll:

    SS57, I think Boruc is a far better goalie than Gordon, but when Gordon was being linked £10m moved to various clubs in the summer, Boruc was being linked with Arsenal for £5m. Maybe his age, less media hype, I'm not sure. But what I know is that Boruc is class, and his mistakes against Hibs last week really did suprise me. In true Boruc fashion though, he saved Celtic's ass his next game :)

    Love this vid :hump:

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    Funky ass music too :)
     
  6. michaelden

    michaelden Knight of the Fat Fanny

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    Buy
    Taiwo (Marseille) £7m
    Appiah (Fenerbahce) £6m
    Queresma (Porto) £18m
    Anelka (Bolton) £10m
    Thuram (Barca) £3m
    Deco (Barca) £10m
    Nasri (Marseille) £12m
    £58m

    Sell
    Robinson - £4m
    Zokora - £3m
    Ghaly - £3m
    Malbranque - £3.5m
    Defoe - £10m
    Tainio - £3m
    Gardener - £2m
    Rocha - £2m
    Stalteri - £3m
    Routledge - £4m
    Lee - £3m
    £40.5m

    Loan out
    O'Hara
    Barnard

    Squad
    GK
    Cerny
    Alnwick

    RB
    Chimbonda
    Ifil
    Thuram

    LB
    Bale
    Taiwo
    BAE

    CB
    Kaboul
    King
    Dawson
    Thuram
    Dervitte

    DM
    Appiah
    Huddlestone

    CM
    Appiah
    Boatang
    Jenas


    AM
    Deco
    Taarabt
    Nasri

    RW
    Lennon
    Taarabt
    Nasri

    LW
    Queresma
    Taarabt
    Bale
    Nasri

    ST
    Bent
    Berbatov
    Keane
    Anelka

    Cash left for bonuses £2.5m ;-)
     
  7. Flatters

    Flatters Racist Troll

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    How could you?! Eek
     
  8. michaelden

    michaelden Knight of the Fat Fanny

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    I'd seriously consider buying Mikel too. Might need to sell Chimbo to fund that deal though; thereby playing Thuram at RB... :think:
     
  9. ChRiStOpHe

    ChRiStOpHe It's a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake

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    I don't think Chelsea would let us have Mikel to be honest Mike. Seems to be playing an awful lot at the moment, and you know the trouble they went to to sign him!
     
  10. Bobbins

    Bobbins SC's 14th Sexiest Male 2008

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    Some bizarre guessing of prices there by both 'predictors' so far. Boruc for only £5m? Getting £10m for Defoe? £3m for Stalteri and Tainio? £4m for Routledge? In your dreams!

    And sending Dawson out on loan while buying Nelson? Jesus wept Chris.
     
  11. Spurs_Q8

    Spurs_Q8 Well-Known Member

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    to be honest, after this Video ..
    Boruk looks like the best option and excellent goalkeeper ..
    I would like DC & MJ are looking at him .. even for £10-12m !
    but it should be important to know his commincations with his defenders as we are Tottenham .. we have shocking defending :bang:


    My team .. I would like to go for 22 first team players ( selling a lot of players and 3 Key signings plus useful one ) :
    '

    Sell
    Robinson - £5m
    Stalteri - £1m
    Gardner - £2m
    Lee - £1.5m
    Zokora - £5m
    Ghaly - £2m
    Malbranque - £3.5m
    Routledge - £3m

    ( Rocha - Tainio - Defoe to stay )
    23m

    Buy?
    Boruc ( Celtic ) - £10m
    Luke Young OR Finnan ( Middlesbrough/Liverpool ) - £3.5m
    Richards ( Man City ) - £15m
    Quaresma (Porto) £16m

    £34.5m


    Boruk
    Finnan/Young - Richards - Dawson - Bale
    Lennon - Kaboul - Huddlestone - Quaresma
    Keane - Berbatov​


    Cerny
    Chimbonda - Rocha - King (unfit) - Ekotto
    Taarabt - Jenas - Tainio - Boateng
    Defoe - Bent​

    plus: youngsters:

    Alnwick
    Ifill - Dervite - Mills - Daniels
    Maghoma - Mckenna - O'Hara - Rose
    Pakhart - Dixon​
     
  12. Steeeed

    Steeeed New Member

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    Buy

    Boruc (Celtic) £5m
    Finnan (Liverpool) £3.25m
    Nelson (Blackburn) £4.5m
    Tugay (Blackburn) £500,000
    Appiah (Fenerbahce) £6m
    Riquelme (Villareal) £6m
    Bentley (Blackburn) £11m
    Queresma (Porto) £18m

    £54m

    Just a few problems with the above.

    1) Why would Liverpool sell Finnan for £3.5m. One of the most played players in the last few years for them. This value is delusional.

    2) Bentley for 11m. A player breaking into the full national set up who is English, for £11m..... Nah

    3) Queresma. Why the hell would he want to come to Spurs, you're deluded. At the moment, I'd say the same for Riquelme!

    The CBs you've listed is also massively weak. But then you seem to have forgotten that Dawson and King are at the club

    CB

    Kaboul
    Nelson
    Rocha
    Gardner
     
  13. WhiteHart4Ever

    WhiteHart4Ever Well-Known Member

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    Not to be the negative one, but this is pure stupidity. I will comment on the squad though:

    GK: I've always been a fan of Robinson, but I can say I'm a believer anymore. I think we need a new one, if he doesnt get his confidence back soon. I would prefer Cerny in goal vs. Pool.

    Defense: Real fan of Chimbonda - Dawson (King) - Kaboul - Bale (Lee) The only reason we would need new players is if Ledders is gone for good. Also believe we've got some good youngsters coming through, like Dervitte.

    CM: Mediocre, I'm sorry to say. We have plenty of good players, but really need a DM general. Hudd-Jenas-Zokora willl never be that player methinks. All of these and Malbranque (possibly also Taarabt/Prince can play the offensive role, I think we're covered there)

    Wingers: Lennon
    We need a left winger

    Strikers: Four strikers is too many. Three of those we have and a couple of youngsters with a realistic chance of getting to play some games would be ideal.

    To sum it up. Get in a midfield general, a LW and get rid of one of the strikers. And it also looks like a new keeper is needed (Sorry Robbo)...
     
  14. michaelden

    michaelden Knight of the Fat Fanny

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    True. He is class though
     
  15. chrissivad

    chrissivad Staff Staff

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    Boruc is't having the best of seasons for Celtic, anyone see the hibs game?
     
  16. nidge

    nidge Sand gets everywhere!!!!! Staff

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    yeah I did see it and not only that I have a hibs fan in the office next door to me. :-|

    That aside Boruc is a class keeper and I would be over the moon to see him at the Lane.

    Also Christophe are you a Celtic fan now? Also you forgot Scott Brown :lol:
     
  17. tylaw

    tylaw Member

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    BUY

    Bouba Diop for 10k (with £40m to be paid after 10 League appearances)
    Matthew Taylor for 10k (with £40m to be paid after 10 League appearances)
    Clinton Morrison for 10k (with £40m to be paid after 10 League appearances)

    SELL

    Bouba Diop for £5M (after 9 league appearences)
    Matthew Taylor for £5M (after 9 league appearences)
    Clinton Morrison for £5M (after 9 league appearences)
     
  18. justfookinhitit

    justfookinhitit Jedi Master

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    Who would manage them? And who would coach them?

    Aaahhhhh, how contentious is that ................
     
  19. ever

    ever Frog-Mod Staff

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    ild cheat and give myself more money and make the club more attractive,

    ild have ronaldinho and gerrard by the end of the 1st day

    woohoo ever 4 the win!
     
  20. ChRiStOpHe

    ChRiStOpHe It's a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake

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    Boruc in my mind with with about £10m, but as I said earlier, his price seems to be about £5m according to the media. Anyway, I had £4m left over, so I'd be more than happy to see £9m spunked on Boruc :)

    Nelson is a far better CB than Dawson at the moment. I might be in the minority, but what's new :) Daws is deff worth keeping at the club long term though, but I'd like to see him loaned to a Pompy or someone like that. Kaboul would also come on far better next to Nelson than he would next to Daws.

    1) Finnan is no longer guarenteed a place in the Liverpool team because of the likes of Arbeloa. He's 31 now, so I think £3.5m is a reasonable price.

    2) £11m not enough? How much do you think I'd take?

    3) I don't think Queresma is deffinetly out of our reach. Simao joined Athletico this summer. He's about the same as Queresma on reputation, and Althetico are hardly a superpower in Spain are they? Riquelme isn't the same force as he was a few years ago, and if reports are to be believed then he would jump at the chance to sample the EPL.

    4) No they're not. Nelson is an improvement on Dawson, King is still at the club (but is more of a bonus player at the moment), and if you read it all, you'd realise that I said we should loan Daws out.

    He had A bad game. How many players have ever had a full season where they've not made a mistake all season?

    I remembered Scott Brown, don't worry :) I do agree with what you said last time though about his price being too high. He's at the stage where you'd have to pay far more than what he's worth to get him.

    And no I'm not a Celtic fan :lol:
     

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