Officials from Eboria and Marida have been mulling over the results of the draw for the 2018 World Nations Cup Finals.
Marida have got Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria to contend with, whilst Eboria have Belgium, Italy and Australia. Continue reading “Reaction to the World Nations Cup Finals Draw”
Football Transfer Window | Winter 2018 | ESL Clubs
Elverpool finally got their man. Their persistent interest in LSG‘s highly-rated CB Mark Vladic has paid off. The fee is officially ‘undisclosed’ but thought to be around
ß30-32M. Vladic cannot play in Wednesday’s league cup 1/4 final against LSG, or in the Copa Eboria as he is cup tied in both competitions.
Balasz Nagy is on his way to San Andreas from AC Zantos (Djaraska). The Midfielder/Winger looked impressive in his six 3CL outings and the Spirit had their bid accepted lat last night. Following a medical, Balasz will be registered and named in the squad for Sunday’s game against Oakland Forest.
The ESL resumes tonight- with Rochester entertaining table toppers Elverpool. This will be the second time Zoltan Zahoran and Blake Solo have played against their old clubs. They will hope for a better outcome at home.
tonight: Rochester United vs Elverpool
Saturday: Pottsburgh vs Adelphia Arsenal (noon) , LSG vs Amorgan Celtic, Seafax Strikers vs Harteford Hammers, Hallas vs FC Coratia, Totterdam SV vs Melborg, New Jorg vs ALFA (late).
Sunday: San Andreas vs Oakland (noon) Angel vs Olympians
CEFA Eborian Challenge Cup | Copa Eboria | 4th Round Draw
The last sixteen teams competing in the competition have been drawn together, with a wondrous Landor derby heading the list of matchups. ALFA and Olympians have been drawn together once again in the cup. With both teams having very indifferent seasons, perhaps the cup will be a good option for them. With Angel and New Jorg being knocked out already, there might be a feeling that ‘now is the time’ to step up and claim the prize.
The full draw:
Adelphia Arsenal vs Harteford Hammers
Derbenham City vs San Andreas Spirit
Elverpool vs Mayona City
Hallas Hotspurs vs Chakota Red Stars
Melborg vs Landor St. George (LSG)
Oakland Forest vs FC Coratia
Olympians vs ALFA
Seafax Strikers vs Amorgan Celtic
Ties to be played between 9-11th February 2018.
Football Transfer Window | Winter 2018 | ESL Clubs
The biggest developing story this week is Elverpool’s interest in LSG‘s highly-rated CB Mark Vladic. Apparent bids of
ß20M and ß25M have been automatically rejected. It is understood that the winter champions will up the bid to around ß30-32M.
Gossip from elsewhere:
Balasz Nagy could be on his way to San Andreas from AC Zantos (Djaraska). The Midfielder/Winger looked impressive in his six 3CL outings and the Spirit are at the top of the pecking order, apparently.
Robin Overgaard is going nowhere, according to his club- Totterdam SV. The young Anderland striker has settled in easily in his first season in the ESL and CONCAFA Champions League. Multiple clubs have shown interest, so it may become harder to turn down interest in the summer.
Christian Makamalé’s agent says he has not been contacted by any ESL club and does not expect any move to progress unless someone starts the ball rolling in the next seven days. The Zumandan international striker has been on the bench in Italy and had made his desire to move public.
Now that AS Milazio are in the money again, with new investors, we expect more deals for the Latanian giants this month, perhaps a CB and a striker/winger.
Several ESL stars have been linked with moves to Europe, although none have come up as seeking a change right now- Axel Heinz and Emerson Dosa (both Elverpool), Aron Muder (NJ United) and Ronaldo Soares‘ names have all come up. No news on anything concrete as of yet.
Copa Eboria | 3rd Round
Melborg nick one over New Jorg, Mayona best Rochester and Coratia knock out Angel
The winter break seems to have ended early, now it’s back to business with the last 32 teams battling over the Eborian Challenge Cup – The Copa Eboria. It started off on Friday Night with ESL top six teams Melborg and New Jorg going head to head at Highbridge. Melborg took the home advantage and converted that into a 1-0 victory , courtesy of a Sol Harrison strike after a quarter of an hour. Continue reading “Copa 3rd Round Review”
Football Transfers | 2018 | Winter Window
Today has seen two more ESL deals confirmed, with two more Brazilian signings. Olympians have snapped up dynamic midfielder Tiago Ramos from Maridian sleeping giants Bragadora. Landor St. George (LSG) have signed striker Edgardo from Aguadorian club Deportivo Celsa. Continue reading “Brazilians snapped up by ESL clubs”
WEFA Winter 2018 Transfer Window | ESL Teams
Even though we’re only on the second day of the year, some top deals have been completed and announced! There may be a fair amount of wheeling and dealing this January as teams try to get their squads just right.
OUT> MARTIJN BOCKEL -WF (Olympians to Milazio)
The Andutch winger has got his wish and got out of Landor. Should settle in for AS Milazio straight away. Will now be registered for him to play for them in the CONCAFA Champions League knockout rounds.
IN> OUSMANNE DIABY -CB (Graziano to ALFA)
Will be able to help shore up the defence that has been a little leaky this season, compared to last. An energetic and confident defender, who is a big loss to Graziano. Who does he replace though? – Winters or Gregorias? Or does Berkowitz play a back three…
JACQUES MARCEAU -LM (Olimpique Mondeaux to Oakland Forest)
Marceau has been coveted by ESL clubs since his fine displays for club and country in Saint Louis. Oakland have made a good purchase here, with a talented player to bolster the squad. We think he will start more often than not.
PIERRE SÉVERIN -W/F (Stade Lenseille to Hallas Hotspurs)
Drew Smith’s first purchase as a Head Coach. Séverin is a good attacking and determined player, who is hungry for success. He will have to be up for the fight it Hallas are going to survive in the ESL, as they are still sitting in the bottom three.
No news regarding Christian Makamalé or Robin Overgaard as of yet. We’ll keep you up to date with more key transfers as they develop during this transfer window.
ESL/CONCAFA Predictions | 2018
Well it’s a little bit early, but…. HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2018 will soon be here, with an ESL championship, CONCAFA Champions League final and the WEFA World Nations Cup finals in Spain/Portugal.
We hope it is a fantastic year for you all, and here’s our top picks for 2018:
Elverpool to hold on and win the ESL
With Adelphia, New Jorg and Angel all having tough 3CL ties in February, Elverpool will hone in on the big one by May. They have too much up front and with midweek resting, they will have no excuses not to win out.
Real Mardis to win the 3CL
I mean, it’s not rocket science, but the team with a whole host of stars- Carlos Súarez, Félix Jnr, Nelinho, Hernandinho, etc. will be very hard to stop. We predict that the winner of a New Jorg/Adelphia quarter-final will get to the final, but won’t have enough on the day.
Eboria and Marida to progress to KO stages in WNC
We predict that both Eboria and Marida will have enough to get out of their groups in the Summer’s World Nations Cup. We’re not sure how far after that. It will be exciting to see how they both progress through.
Thank you 2017, you gave us some great moments- from the last gasp ending to the ESL on the final day, to the CONCAFA Champions League final, Copa Eboria and surprises from Seafax in the first half of the year and FC Coratia and TSV in the latter.
Here’s our yearly awards to dish out:
2017 ESL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: ROMAN BARIC (ALFA)
The Roman Empire was in full effect in 2017. Without the key strikes from their talismanic striker, ALFA would not have claimed the ESL crown in May. Has undertaken a remarkable change in character since settling under coach Daniel Berkowitz’s wing- with his temper under control the vast majority of the time. He has even played peacemaker. Coming home was surely the antidote to his European woes.
On the international front, he has been formidable and dependable, as Eboria marched through the WNCQs. Continue reading “ESL Online Yearly Awards: 2017”
Here’s the rundown of major transfer rumblings in the ESL for December. The WEFA Window opens on 1st January:
MARTIJN BOCKEL -WF (Olympians to Milazio/Giapoli)
The Andutch winger is adamant he is leaving Olympians, following his major spat with management since August. Milazio and Giapoli lead the list of names, however there is interest from a host of other teams. We think he will go to either Mila or Gia though. Continue reading “Transfer Talk: December 2017”