Personally I would've signed my boy Roque and flogged off Crouch, he's shite IRL and in FM, but amazingly, he seems to be doing ok for you Hulk.
Massive lol @ Palermo and Bari topping the table, Inter are 4th behind me, AC are 7th, Juve 8th and Roma 12th. Fiorentina are 18th
I was going to do this at the start, but Crouch was playing well for me. I'll be getting Santa Cruz at the end of the season anyway, so it doesn't matter. I'm actually astounded Crouch is playing well. He and Lennon absolutely rack up the assists.
Huddlestone can't get going for me. What role do you give him to get him playing so well? Box to box?
I've got Rafael & Roque on loan too, and Roque's been poor for me in pre-season. Keane's good though, better than Roque. I've only played one league game, opening at City and losing 2-0, although Barry scored in the 93rd minute after a Tevez tap in from a Kolo Toure free-kick
. Rafael (6.0) & Gallas (5.7) were piss poor. Corluka actually had a great pre-season but Rafael was just that bit better.
What role do you give him? He's done nothing for me as target man or an advanced forward. He doesn't seem like the poaching type playing on the back of defenders. He's only a back up because Defoe & Liedson are pretty unstoppable, or were until the City game.
I have him back playing the supporting role w/as a deep lying midfielder. His passing has been good and when he gets given the ball to have a blast from long range he's surprisingly accurate.
I'm surprised at how poor Rafael was for you because he hasn't had a bad game for me. The only person who's actually had a stinker of a game was Assou-Ekotto who handed Birmingham a goal with an awful back pass. I won 4-1 anyway, but he still had an end rating of 5.3.
What Bradley said works well. I played him up front with Pavlyuechenko one game against Wolves to give my others a rest and he got two assists (both given to Pavly who was playing as a complete forward) and also put one in himself. I haven't played him up there with just Defoe because I generally bring him on when I'm in need of goals and go to a 4-3-3 instead, but if he works well with Pavly (who has awesome finishing, I must say) then I'd imagine he'd be good with Defoe too.
Originally Posted by TheIrishProdigy™
Haha thats gas
Nige I play him central ( Defend ) and he gets very good ratings
Im playing Bale left back because i have more options in midfield and dont rate Assou E....
beat Arsenal 1 0 in first match so he did ok at the back
The left back problem is a pain in the ass. I wanted to get Danny Wilson on loan from Liverpool with a view to getting him down the line so he could rotate with Assou-Ekotto, but he didn't want to go anywhere after just signing with Liverpool. Bale is playing very well upfield too, so I've stuck with Assou-Ekotto. He hasn't been too bad actually, but I would like to have some backup apart from Bale.
Also, something amusing from last night. I absolutely crushed Wolves 4-0, despite the pricks injuring TWO of my players in the first half (Karl Henry is a .... on the game too), and then their manager came and slagged me off in the media for the style of football we played. I found it rather ironic.