(S1) Who's Hot & Who's Not

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  1. Zikry

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    Let's face it, sometimes it just isn't your week. For whatever reason you might just not be up to your potential. That's OK, everyone knows that no one is perfect and you are bound to make mistakes sometimes. There is no reason to focus on those mistakes though, right???​
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    WRONG!!!!!
    Now where would the fun be if we couldn't pick on those who haven't been at their 'best'. Come back here at the beginning of every advance to see who has been HOT, and who has...well, NOT!!!​
    *Will start at the beginning of Matchday 5 & 6*
    Disclaimer: Remember guys, this is all just for fun [​IMG]

     
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    (End of Matchday 3 &4)
    This week's hot/not list focuses on the forwards in Serie A. Some have set the league on fire with their dazzling displays, and some..well, have not!


    Who's hot: The 'It' List

    (1) On Form Forwards: These guys have started out league play on top form, leading their teams to gaining some crucial points in the process.


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    Seydou Doumbia (ST), CSKA Moscow
    After 4 wins out of 4 without conceding a goal, while scoring 11 of their own, the whole Russian team should have been put on this list, but Doumbia stands above the rest for now. Leading the league with 5 goals Doumbia has been a constant threat in every single game he has played. Along with his 5 goals, the Ivorian has added an assist and a Man of the Match award to his name. Alongside Vagner Love (3 goals) and supported by the Japanese wizard Honda (3 goals), Doumbia is a part of the most feared and lethal trident-attack of the league so far.​
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    Antonio Di Natale (ST), Udinese
    FACT: If Di Natale is not directly linked with a chance on goal, Udinese do not score. Udinese have scored 5 goals in their 2 wins to date, with Antonio scoring 3 of them and assisting the other 2. The 5ft 7inch Antonio has meant everything for the Udinese attack to start the season, and Toto has been on red-hot form, but one has to wonder what would happen in games where teams shut him down. The team has failed to score in two of their four games to date (a 0-0 draw, and 1-0 defeat), it might be about time that this little airplane found a co-pilot to help lift Udinese towards the upper echelons of the Serie A table.​
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    Moussa Sow (ST), Lille
    While Lille gear up to play their 4th game of the season in sunny Brazil, the rest of Europe has been talking about Moussa Sow, a French-born Senegalese forward who seems to get better the later it is in a match. The 'Cardiac Kids' as Lille are quickly becoming known as are undefeated through 3 games, picking up 2 draws and a win, but none of their games have been boring by any stretch. Game 1 saw them claw back from a 2 goal deficit to snatch a draw in Naples as Sow struck the equalizer in the 81st minute. In the team's 3-2 win over Wolfsburg, Sow's rocket shot set up the 2nd Lille goal, giving him his first assist of the season. Lastly, Sow was able to single-handedly snatch a draw against Palermo as he scored a brace, with his 89th minute goal leveling up the contest. With 3 goals and an assist, Sow has been able to help his team to their fast start to the season, can he continue to contribute against Santos?​
    Who Barely Missed the Cut?
    (1) Kenny Miller - Bursaspor​
    (2) Edinson Cavani - Napoli​
    (3) Vagner Love - CSKA​
    (4) Mladen Petric - Hamburg​
    *Still a work in Progress! Will update Later on Today.
     
  3. grundlebug

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    My goal this week is to get Cavani on the hot list!
     
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    haha, I loved this part. Well done so far, I like this section and will look forward to it each week!
     
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    can't wait to see "Lille's first 10 minutes of defense" on the who's not list
     
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    to go along with RedAL925, I'm sure the Santos back line height will make the "who's not" list soon.
     
  7. OhDaesu19

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    I can tell you who is not hot and that is the whole Geona team! Genoa has one goal in four games and that was a lucky goal. On a good note some of the fine folks here have given me some helpful hints. Last night I played shiftee in another league, totally expecting an ass whupping. We played a great game and he defeated me on PKs! So maybe Genoa's fortune will turn around soon. If it doesn't we'll be "regulated" to Serie B.
     
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    Who's Not!
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    *This is where you do not want to be. As we have seen there are many strikers that have been lighting up the league in its early beginnings, but there are just some people who are, well, just not getting it done!​
    (2) Misfiring Forwards
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    Louis Saha (ST), Everton
    4 games into the season and the Premier League side have only been able to muster up 1 goal, while letting in 12. Saha has yet to find the back of the net and surely he must improve if Everton are to start picking up some much needed points. The Premier League team looked to be one of the most complete sides in Serie A, but they have yet to truly find their stride. At his best, Saha is a world class striker, but it seems like he has yet to move out of first gear. Everton host fellow Serie A strugglers Genoa in weekday 6, and if the Frenchman fails to find the target in that one, Goodison Park might just start chanting for fellow strikers Anichebe or Jermaine Beckford to take his place!​
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    Rodrigo Palacio (ST), Genoa
    The 29 year old Argentinian was one of the most sought after players a couple of years ago when he was plying his trade at Boca Juniors. In 2009 he decided to take the leap of faith and embark on his European adventure with Italian club Genoa. Fast forward 2 years and in 4 games to start the Serie A season Palacio has yet to leave his mark, as the Italians have struggled coming out of the gate, scoring only 1 goal and allowing 9 in the process. As alluded to earlier, the week 6 matchup against Everton looks to be a HUGE game for both squads, as they will be looking to get their season going on the right track. With there being talks of establishing a Serie B in the future, both these teams will be looking at that game as a must win one.​
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    Jefferson Farfan, Shalke​
    Moving to more of a wing area, Farfan was looked upon as adding that extra bit of pace and spark in the German midfield. However, 4 games in, the team has struggled for goals, as after their 2-0 win to start the season (with Huntelaar grabbing a brace) the team has scored 1 goal in 3 games, with that one goal coming in their 2-1 defeat against Bursaspor. Shalke face off against Everton and Wolfsburg this week, so maybe the fact that they will not have to travel outside of the country will spark the little Peruvian into action? Either way, something has to be figured out, as the fans have grown impatient with Farfan's stuttering start to the season.​
     
  9. OhDaesu19

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    Zikry,
    Awesome job on this thread!
     
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