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Bargains for small teams: Free Transfers, Cheap Buys and Old Farts.

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After playing several saves (None of them past the first season, though, except for the holiday save) with a lousy team (AC Arles-Avignon) I've found several player which I feel can be useful for some teams or in certain situations. Some of them may be well known, in which case, I'm sorry, I've tried avoiding known players as much as I could. I'll post some screenies later, in the meantime I'll start posting some data in case anyone feels like looking at them himself. Also, last but not least, don't look for top Premier League quality unless you're looking for tutors. This are cheap *** players for crappy teams. That being said, here I go:

Goalkeepers:

Fabián Carini
Age: 30
Nationality: Uruguayan
Club: -
Fee: Free Transfer
Notes: Probably well known, but I had to post him, he's been my first choice keeper in each and every one of the saves I've played with Arles-Avignon, and he's performed remarkably. Also, he can get Spanish or Italian nationality at the start of the game, a good choice for those playing Serie A or La Liga with small teams.



Marcelo Barovero
Age:
Nationality: Argentinian
Club: Vélez Sársfield
Fee: Free Transfer (End of Season)



Centre Backs:

Walter García
Age: 26
Nationality: Argentinian, Spanish
Foot: Right Only
Club: -
Fee: Free Transfer
Notes: Found him just recently (This afternoon, to be exact) and he looks pretty decent. Haven't tried him thoroughly, feedback is appreciated!



Milivoje Vitakic
Age: 33
Nationality: Serbian, Montenegrin.
Foot: Left
Club: -
Fee: Free Transfer
PPMs: Dives into tackles
Notes: He can get French nationality as soon as the game starts.



Full Backs:

Franck Signorino
Position (Natural): DL
Age: 28
Nationality: French, Italian.
Foot: Left Only
Club: -
Fee: Free Transfer
PPMs: Runs with ball down Left
Gets forward whenever possible



Abubakari Yakubu
Position (Natural): DR, WBR.
Age: 28
Nationality: Ghanaian, Dutch.
Foot: Right
Club: -
Fee: Free Transfer
Notes: He can also play in a few other positions in defence and midfield.



Luís Delgado
Position (Natural): DL
Age: 30
Nationality: Angolan
Foot: Left Only
Club: -
Fee: Free Transfer



Defensive Midfielders:

Peter Luccin
Position (Natural): DM
Age: 31
Nationality: French, Martiniquais
Foot: Right
Club: -
Fee: Free Transfer
PPMs: Plays short simple passes
Dives into tackles



Ousmane Dabo
Position (Natural): DM, MC
Age: 33
Nationality: French, Senegalese
Foot: Right
Club: -
Fee: Free Transfer
PPMs: Shoots with power
Hits free kicks with power
Notes: Can get Italian nationality.



Khalid Aziz
Position (Natural): DM
Age: 28
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Foot: Right
Club: Al-Hilal
Fee: Got him for ~1.5m IIRC.



Central Midfielders:

Mohammed Salmeen
Position (Natural): CM
Age: 29
Nationality: Bahraini
Foot: Right
Club: Muharraq
Fee: Got him for 500k a couple weeks into the season
PPMs:Tries Killer Ball often
Argues with officials
Dictates tempo
Notes: Turned out to be a very interesting player, haven't used him lately since I'm not using CMs anymore.



Server Jeparov
Position (Natural): CM
Age: 27
Nationality: Uzbekistani
Foot: Right
Club: Seoul, on loan from Bunyodkor Tashkent
Fee: ~700k
Notes: You can't get him till his loan ends. Still, pretty nice player.



Wide Midfielders:

Gastón Machín
Position (Natural): MR
Age: 27
Nationality: Argentinian
Foot: Right Only
Club: Huracán
Fee: I had to pay ~2m, you can probably get him cheaper, though.
Notes: He doesn't look all that good at a glance, but he performed very well for me, plenty of assists and 7 goals till I quit playing the save (March 2011).



Attacking Midfielders:

Mohammed Abou Trika
Position (Natural): AMC
Age : 31
Nationality: Egyptian
Foot: Right
Club: Al-Ahly
Fee: ~2.5m
PPMs: Dictates tempo
Places shots
Looks for pass rather than attempting to score



José Luis Diaz
Position (Natural): AMC
Age: 35
Nationality: Argentinian
Foot: Right
Club: Laferrere
Fee: 500 (Yes, 500, not 500k)
PPMs: Runs with ball through centre
Shoots with power
Comes deep to get ball
Tries long range free kicks
Notes: Old but VERY cheap, also a penalty specialist and a decent free kick taker.



Wingers:

Tarik Sektioui
Position (Natural): AMR
Age: 33
Nationality: Moroccan, Dutch
Foot: Right
Club: Ajman
Fee: 14k
PPMs: Runs with ball down Left
Runs with ball down Right
Notes: He askes for cosmic wages. If you're willing to pay them, he's a great player for the first season, haven't tried him for the second, though.



Olivier Monterrubio
Position (Natural): AML
Age: 33
Nationality: French
Foot: Left
Club: Lorient
Fee: 190k (Transfer Listed)
PPMs: Tries long range passes
Likes to switch ball to other flank
Notes: Also a penalty kick specialist and a decent free kick taker




Leon Kantelberg
Position (Natural): AML
Age: 31
Nationality: Dutch Antillean, Dutch
Foot: Left
Club: Eindhoven
Fee: Free (Amateur contract)
PPMs: Curls Ball
Notes: A real beast. He doesn't look to fancy but he takes penalties, corners, free kicks, he scores, he assists... Playing in the French top division he was the player with the most man of the match awards, the most assists, and the fourth best average rating, as well as scoring 8 goals (My team finished 8th).



Strikers:

Sebastién Grax
Age: 26
Nationality: French
Foot: Right
Club: -
Fee: Free Transfer
PPMs: Tries first time shots



Wilfried Niflore
Age: 29
Nationality: French
Foot: Right
Club: Litex Lovech
Fee: ~150k
Notes: Decent target man.



Rafael Moura
Age: 27
Nationality: Brazilian
Foot: Right
Club: Goiás
Fee: Free Transfer (End of Brazilian season, that is in January)
PPMs: Gets into opposition area
Shoots with power
Plays with back to goal
Hits free kicks with power



Hope someone, anyone, finds this useful.
 
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