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Legenda - The career of Luka Elsner

Started on 2 April 2020 by grismosw7
Latest Reply on 25 May 2020 by Griffo
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Love to see Schalke failing to get Europa League! Congrats on the new job, hopefully this works out much better.


Summer Transfer News



Transfers In


Mads Pedersen

  • Bought for €4.8M from SM Caen.
  • Left Back; 25 years old from Denmark.
  • Last season he played in 19 matches with an average rating of 6.71 in Ligue 1.
  • Adding 2 left backs was an absolute, he has a lot of potential to grow. He is a decent player.


Blaise Matuidi

  • Brought in on a free from Juventus.
  • Central Midfielder; 35 years old from France.
  • He struggled last year, appearing in just 11 matches with an average match rating of 6.65 in Serie A.
  • Over a decade ago Matuidi made a name for himself at ASSE, he still has enough quality to be our best player. Elsner names him Captain shortly after his arrival.


Pascal Stenzel

  • Bought for €2.3M from FC Koln.
  • Right Back; 26 years old from Germany.
  • He appeared in 29 matches last season with an average rating of 6.82 in the Bundesliga.
  • A good value, he can play DM and MC as well. Simply just a nice overall player.


Kingsley Madu

  • Bought for €64K from RC Lens.
  • Left Back; 26 years old from Nigeria.
  • He missed most of last season with a hip injury.
  • Madu will give us decent cover for Pedersen at left back.


Moussa Sylla

  • On loan from AS Monaco with optional future fee of €12.6M.
  • Striker; 22 years old from France.
  • Last season he was on loan at Dijon FC and scored 10 goals while registering 5 assists in Ligue 1.
  • He instantly makes us better in attack, which we needed greatly. I am hoping to be in position to take advantage of that reasonable future fee.


Jonathan Panzo

  • On loan from AS Monaco with optional future fee of €8.6M.
  • Central Defender; 21 years old from England.
  • He was on loan at Dijon FC last season and appeared in 33 matches with an average rating of 6.72 in Ligue 1.
  • He gives us a more than capable left footed ball playing defender.


Billy Arce

  • Brought in on a free from Brighton.
  • Attacking Midfielder; 24 years old from Ecuador.
  • He played on loan in Ecuador the last 2 seasons, scoring 22 goals and registering 16 assists in the process.
  • Arce is definitely a project but he has nice potential if we can pull it out of him.


Moussa Diaby

  • On loan from PSG.
  • Attacking Midfielder; 23 years old from France.
  • He appeared in 22 matches last season for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.
  • Diaby was mostly unproductive last season but two years ago at SV Werder he was outstanding. He will be a great addition to play opposite from Grandsir.


Jorge

  • Bought from Tenerife for €3.5M.
  • Central Defender; 25 years old from Spain.
  • He has been an anchor the past four seasons for Tenerife's defense in the La Liga 2.
  • A young but experienced defender that has nice potential. He can use both feet well and is capable of playing a ball playing defender role.

Transfers Out

Neven Subotic
  • Sold for €2M to Angers SCO.
  • He appeared in 23 matches last season but was largely ineffective.
  • A good move for both parties as our youth movement begins.

Yuya Osako
  • Sold for €2.4M to Getafe.
  • He scored 9 goals in 33 matches last season.
  • Osako is still a decent player but we need a quicker option in attack and he just does not fit in with Elsner's tactically.

Simon Falette
  • Sold for €600K to Chievo.
  • He appeared in 17 matches last season.
  • A quick short center back,

Yann M'Villa
  • Sold for €2.3M to Cagliari.
  • He appeared in just 34 matches the last two seasons.
  • In a major cost cutting move we send M'Villa packing, he could have added something but Matuidi gives us an upgrade.

Wahbi Khazri
  • Sold for €3.9M to Austria Vienna.
  • He appeared in 35 matches last season scoring 4 goals and registering 5 assists.
  • A nice player but he was expensive and not really part of our plans going forward.


2022/2023 Preseason






Really an underwhelming preseason friendly slate, we did play well in our 2-1 loss to FC Porto but we were lifeless against Yverdon and FC Koln. Finally in the final match of the preseason we get a 2-1 win against AA Gent. The AA Gent match was the first match that we had our full squad that we are going into the season with.



No injuries to report!





The media is predicting us to finish 9th in the league. Troyes and FC Lorient are relegation favorites so I am hopeful for another great start to the season.

Squad Announced


Some decent signings in there. Nothing spectacular but solid which fits the bill. A decent opportunity to get some points on the board early on.
Large amount of turnover in the squad is going to see some time required before they begin to click, stay patient
Good moves in the window, particularly interested in Matuidi and Panzo. Both at different stages of their careers but players who could make a real impact this season.
Have a good opportunity to set down an early marker with that run of games. Good luck this season!


August 2022






  • We controlled the match against Troyes with goals from Boetius (assisted by Sylla) and Sylla.
  • Another dominate performance despite the scoreline as we beat Montpelier behind goals from Sylla (assisted by Cabella) and Cabella (assisted by Diaby). Bad news, Grandsir left the match with a sprained ankle.
  • We dispatched FC Lorient rather easily behind goals from Boetius and Arce (assisted by Olsson).
  • We looked headed for a draw near the break but a late first half goal from Bordeaux left us chasing the rest of the match and they hit us on the counter attack twice before we finally scored.






Remy Cabella

Cabella played really well in his two appearances this month with a match rating of 7,85. He scored a goal and assisted, he also had a key pass in the Bordeaux match that lead to our only goal.



Mathias Norman
Norman should be returning from a twisted ankle that he suffered in training before our first match of the season, causing him to miss the entire month. He should be ready to go.

Samuel Grandsir
Grandsir suffered from sprained ankle ligaments during the Montpellier match. He is expected to return to training on the 2nd of the month.

Lukas Stetina
Stetina twisted an ankle during training on the 9th of August. He is also expected to return to training on the 2nd.





Some usual suspects at the top. We could not have asked for a better start, despite the Bordeaux result.





A light month with the last international break prior to the World Cup. We have a good chance to get at least 6 points.

Transfer News


Transfers Out

Dennis Scherbitskiy

I hated to sell him but he became very adamant on leave when AS Monaco came with an offer. We were able to double the offer but still stings a bit. We received €925K.

Transfers In

Thomas Didillon

With Scherbitskiy leaving we needed to get another capable goalkeeper. In comes Didillon to address the situation and he should really be an upgrade. We bought the 26-year old Frenchman from Anderlecht for €6M.

Myziane Maolida

Bordeaux recently put Maolida on loan and we had been following him previously. So we added him on loan for the rest of the season. The 23-year old Frenchman offers us another quality player in attack, with the ability to play all 3 attacking positions in our 4-3-3. We also have an optional future fee of €7.5M if we would like to buy him.
A good start to life in France. Cabella can be a great player on his day and is bound to be a good option to have.
Have to be happy with that - looks like this season could be a good one!
Remy Cabella always had good performances against me no matter what save I was doing, good to see he has continued this elsewhere too haha
European spots are definitely a good place to be. Only better if you are there at the end of the season!
2020-05-14 01:43#270957 ScottT : A good start to life in France. Cabella can be a great player on his day and is bound to be a good option to have.

I've always been a fan of Cabella. I almost sold him though because we are not playing with an AMC at the moment. Glad he has been doing well in the left wing!
2020-05-14 19:46#271020 Justice : Have to be happy with that - looks like this season could be a good one!

For sure as good a start as we could have hoped for with the lack of team cohesion at the moment.
2020-05-15 00:49#271050 Griffo : Remy Cabella always had good performances against me no matter what save I was doing, good to see he has continued this elsewhere too haha

:)

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