Manager Rating Reports (B)

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  1. Frenchie1916

    Frenchie1916 Just a clodhopper of footballer, running pell mell

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    bbrech0610 – Based on 5 ratings. Bbrech is cautious – he wants to make sure when he shoots, he’s going to hit what he shoots at. But don’t mistake this caution for timidity. He likes to create his chances off the dribble rather than the cross, come at you down the middle and dare you to take him on. But defending, he expects the same. He’ll guard passing lanes, only stepping up to remove you from the ball when he’s sure he can win it cleanly. The word most used to describe him was “Patient.” Be prepared to concede a lot of possession when playing him, so scoring will become a premium when you do have the ball. Bbrech was partial to the 3-1-4-2, giving him heavy possession in the offensive half while still allowing four to cover the back. But that was then, and season 10 will see the Bbrech play with Udinese, a completely different squad with all new weapons.
    FORMATION: 3-1-4-2
    SPORTSMANSHIP SCORE: 4.2

    COLDPredator – Based on 7 ratings. COLDPredator is universally viewed as a balanced player when it comes to a focus on offense vs. defense, but in his seven rated matches, he was decidedly preferential to the cross as his primary attacking method. His chance creation and possession area heavily favored the wings, but with a team like Stoke, this shouldn’t be a surprise; Kenwyne Jones and Peter Crouch are both deadly in the air. When he did attack down the middle, he preferred the short, safe shots rather than the bombs from distance. His defense was straight down the middle – balanced between guarding passing lanes and man marking. But now he has the reins of FC Feyenoord, a complete unknown in TFS, so this may be a book that has to be completely rewritten.
    FORMATION: 3-5-2
    SPORTSMANSHIP SCORE: 4.05

    Frenchie1916Based on 4 ratings. Frenchie has played the same way with the same team for seven seasons. Heavy possession, solid defense, very little speed. Frenchie can hurt you with quick passing and finding open space, but even his tendency to fire from short range can’t hide the fact that he has trouble shooting on target. He will very seldom score three goals in a match, but neither will his opponents. These games are usually taught and close, low-scoring affairs, where Frenchie’s defense bends, but doesn’t break. If he can learn to shoot more often and from more locations, he could move up the table.
    FORMATION: 4-2-3-1
    SPORTSMANSHIP SCORE: 4.67

    Go DevilsBased on 4 ratings. Go Devils plays to his team’s strengths, and in Marseilles, he has his hands on one of the strongest teams available. His play tends to be conservative, marshaling his forces for a coordinated attack rather than rushing forward on the counter. He seldom relies on the cross, knowing the strength of his team lies in the link-up between the midfield and the forwards, and relies on the short passes as a result. While preferring the higher-percentage short shots from around the 18-yard box, Go Devils will fall back to longer shots when his opponent closes the shorter routes down. As with several others in the league, he knows that he won’t score a ton of goals, so he places a premium on defense, looking to mix up guarding the ball and the passing lanes. Perennially a bubble player, Go Devils needs to find his offense and quickly.
    FORMATION: 4-3-3 Defend
    SPORTSMANSHIP SCORE: 4.63

    KellaBased on 4 ratings. There’s very little we can discern about Kella from the data, but we do know this:Kella hits you on the quick counter – chipped balls, through balls, wing play and crosses. At least, he did with West Brom and the hulking Romelu Lukaku. It’s likely the same philosophy will guide his play at the helm of Norwich, whose pacey play can set itself even more into the counterattacking strategy. Kella’s ratings were all over the board, though, showing either a player looking for a winning strategy or one adjusting to what’s been shown him on the pitch. As a newcomer to TFS, we still don’t know whether this inconsistency is a strategy in and of itself, or the journey to find one. His shot type and distance, pass preference defensive tendencies and possession area are all over the map, and with only 4 managers rating him, I’m afraid the data can be more misleading than a Rorschach inkblot. Give this manager another season, and maybe we’ll have a clearer picture of just who he is.
    FORMATION: Unknown
    SPORTSMANSHIP SCORE: 4.28

    MiaFLSurf – Based on 5 ratings. MiaFLSurf will be looking to return to the Promised Land with his brand of hard-nosed football that is heavily reliant on a high defensive line, counterattacks and well-timed crosses that are cleverly mixed in to more routine run of play. Defensively, MiaFLSurf wants to stop your attack as soon as he can, and will look to form a wall as close to the midfield line as possible. A patient, probing attack, or a lob over his first line of defense can be used effectively, but MiaFLSurf will quickly adjust. Offensively, he uses Aston Villa’s crazy speed in Darren Bent and Agbonlahor to counterattack you to death. Speed, finishing, positioning and balance – he’ll take only 40 percent possession, knowing that he’ll do more with that 40 percent than most can with 60. To beat MiaFLSurf, you have to be patient when you have the ball – if you lose it, get your numbers back fast. If you get into a back-and-forth counterattacking game, throw sanity out the window and hold on for a thrilling ride.
    FORMATION: 4-2-3-1 Wide
    SPORTSMANSHIP SCORE: 3.93

    redwings8831 – Based on 5 ratings. Redwings8831 does like his offense, in that the managers who rated him agree. Like many others, he’ll try and burn you with the counter and he has proven over the years to be more than adept at crushing opponents in the air. When he ran with the LA Galaxy, he would rain crosses in on you all day. At the helm of PSV, he doesn’t have to rely so heavily on the cross, as Matavz gives a range of attacking options. If the counter doesn’t present itself, ‘Wings will slow things down, ping-pong some passes around and try to draw your line out of shape. He can blast from close or far with Toivonen and Mertens. And if that fails to work, he will revert to what he knows and will start raining crosses on you and you will have to defend them. Redwings8831 does get erratic with his tackle attempts, particularly if he sees you on a quick counter. If you can slow things down a bit or sidestep the attempts, you will often buy yourself a few seconds of play with an extra attacker if you can strike quickly.
    FORMATION: Unknown
    SPORTSMANSHIP SCORE: 4.37

    Selvy9 - Based on 7 ratings. Selvy plays right up to the edge - when you cross the line into the area he can defend, he will attack you with gusto. If you can dance around his initial attack, you can defeat him with numbers. His aggression can be his Achilles heel, if he makes too many attempts at rash challenges. Shifts in attacking speed and short passes can throw him off. But different managers had different perspectives as the season progressed. Early on, it was more of I'm coming at you with a battering ram until I score. As the season progressed, nuances formed and he laced in through balls, crosses and effective 1-2 passing. As with Kella, though, many of Selvy’s ratings, particularly on offense, varied widely. A bit more time with this manager may be necessary to nail exactly how he plays. Defensively, he does prefer the man marking, so pulling his line out of shape to create holes could be an effective strategy.
    FORMATION: 4-2-2-2
    SPORTSMANSHIP SCORE: 3.85

    UcanHateMeNowBased on 5 ratings. Ucan is another middle tier player in the middle division who was rated… in the middle. His attacking philosophy is almost dead center, as is his shooting type (finesse vs. power), shooting distance, style of play (counter vs. possession), possession area (wings vs. middle), and defensive preference (zone vs. man marking). The only stats that fall outside this golden zone were his creativity, his preference for dribbling over crossing and for short passes over long. There’s not a lot about UCan’s game that’s readily definable, but his improvements over last season indicate he’s found a formula that works.
    FORMATION: 4-4-2 Diamond
    SPORTSMANSHIP SCORE: 4.53

    vipermansaBased on 3 ratings. When first informed of the Manager Rating Forms, vipermansa wasn’t a big fan. Now that he’s trying to work his way back into Serie A, perhaps he’ll change his tune? Vipermansa is about to try out his third team in three seasons, but based on the makeup of Corinthians, don’t look for his strategy to change – Counterattack with speed. The Brazilian club is probably better suited than was Swansea’s crisp passing side. With some of the fastest wings in the league, opponents will have to keep an eye on both sides of the pitch when the cede possession, as the fast break can come from either side, and with Renato Augusto in the central attacking role, this team is built around scoring goals. Defensively, vipermansa likes to man mark, so if you can beat him off the dribble, or pull him out of position, you can take advantage. But if he pokes the ball away, look for the Brazilian cloud of smoke at the other end of the pitch, because he’s gone, baby. Gone.
    FORMATION: Multiple
    SPORTSMANSHIP SCORE: 4.17

    WingedHelmet – Based on 6 ratings. WingedHelmet won Serie C by only conceding 4 goals. In the Coppa, he conceded 1. The man knows how to play some defense, and he does it through a solid mix of marking and clever passing lane guarding. Winged preferred a 3-5-2 formation that made penetration into his zone difficult, but if you were able to get it past the midfielders, a whole world of scoring chances opened up. If he keeps this formation with the Hammers, opponents will need to be patient and get past his midfielders. Offensively, it’s the counterattack and cross combo again. With Sporting, it was effective. With West Ham, it can be deadly with Andy Carroll’s flowing locks directing the ball toward net. But don’t think for a minute that counters and crosses are all he has. Winged can shoot from distance, and with the squad he’ll be managing in Season 10, look for the Hammers to drop the… well, you know.
    FORMATION: 3-5-2
    SPORTSMANSHIP SCORE: 4.44
     
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  2. UcanHateMeNow

    UcanHateMeNow 3rd Coast born that means we're Texas raised

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    FYI my preferred formation is a 4-2-2 Diamond
     
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    MiaFLSurf Losing in the 90th

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    At least I wasn't the worst sportsman. Haha
     
  4. Go Devils

    Go Devils Agnostic Pastafarian

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    Nice work all who were involved and great write-up as always by Frenchie1916.
     
  5. Frenchie1916

    Frenchie1916 Just a clodhopper of footballer, running pell mell

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    What makes you think I'm the one who wrote these??? o_O
     
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    Frenchie1916 Just a clodhopper of footballer, running pell mell

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    Looks like I won Miss Congeniality. For all the good that does me...
     
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  8. Kella

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    I think that's pretty accurate for me, hah. About the only offensive strategy I don't employ is spending 3 minutes passing the ball around near the box hoping for a random bounce or CPU defender wandering aimlessly out of position. I think it's boring and tends to be a little cheap.
     
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    Go Devils Agnostic Pastafarian

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    There's the kella we all know :)
     
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