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D1E - Early Predictions


Last Season finish: D1E 8th

Just missed out on the play offs last time round, I fully expect Alex to improve on that this time round and make the play offs. Nestrovski looked dangerous at the end of last season and has started well this time out too. No doubt he will be instrumental in Alex’s success this season.

This season prediction: 5th



Last Season finish: D1E 5th

Managed to make the play offs for the second successive season but again failed to make to back to the Prem. With an improved squad and Sala firing on all cylinders a playoff spot beckons this season too.

This season prediction: 4th



Last Season finish: D1E 7th

Narrowly missing out on the play offs last season will have hurt Brizzle who will be determined to do better this season. With Murray up front he has started this season excellently and I tip him to go up automatically, clinching 2nd spot.

This season prediction: 2nd



Last Season finish: D1W 8th

The other half of the Italian duo in the East finished last season just outside the play off spots. The Bordeaux fans would expect a top 6 finish this season but unfortunately for Bussola the season has started in what can only be described as a car crash of results. Winning only 1 and losing 7 in his opening 8 games is bottom of the table form. Unless this form turns around soon I can see only 1 outcome for Bussola.

This season prediction: 18th



Last Season finish: Prem 15th

Relegated from the Prem last season Chucka should be one of the favourites to go straight back up but could the poor form from last season continue in to this one or will Mitrovic get him promoted just like he did with Fulham irl. A tough opponent for anyone but I predict an 11th place finish.

This season prediction: 11th



Last Season finish: D1E 12th

Finishing in mid table obscurity last season saw DJ consigned to another season in D1. The fans expect an improvement on last season and with Jay Rodriguez and Charlie Austin up front CD Antofagasta stand every chance of sneaking in to the play offs. However this division is a lot tougher than last year so another mid table finish is on the cards!

This season prediction: 13th



Last Season finish: D1W 10th

A mid table finish for our Greek companion last season who boasts the highest average aged squad in the division by a mile – a whopping 33.6 years old!! Will experience see him through or will lack of energy and youth be his downfall? Survival by the skin of his teeth thanks to the old heads will see him live to fight another day in D1.

This season prediction: 14th



Last Season finish: D2 3rd

Promoted from D2 last season Govie is easily capable of making it back to back promotions, especially with the global super mega brand that is Aberdeen. A late promotion push for the Scottish outfit led by the ultimate goal poacher Chicarito, but will fall just short of the top 6 in this tough division.

This season prediction: 8th



Last Season finish: N/A

PEN newbie Jordan will be wanting to firmly establish himself on PEN in his first season and what better way to do this than with the best player on the PEN database Leroy Sane. D1E opponents will be having nightmares over him all season long. A healthy mid table finish is predicted.

This season prediction: 10th



Last Season finish: N/A

Another new comer to the leagues for season 13. Jambo did win promotion to the Premier in season 11 so no doubt he will want to repeat that this time out. Will be a tough season though so a mid tabled 9th is predicted, unless Martinez can inspire Roda to bigger and better things.

This season prediction: 9th



Last Season finish: D1E 10th

The veteran of the East this season is Gino who is more than capable of beating anyone in the division on his day. And with Roux and Vazquez in such good form it’s easy to see why. A finish in the bottom 4, and win in the relegation play offs is the betting for Sparta Rotterdam this season.

This season prediction: 15th



Last Season finish: D1W 4th

A top 6 finish last time out for Matty but failure in the playoff means he will have fight it out again this season trying to get promoted. A strong player that could easily finish in the top 2 but with strong opposition in the division I think he will clinch that first play off spot.

This season prediction: 3rd



Last Season finish: Prem 13th

Mr not so invincible claimed he and his merry band of Englishmen will go the whole season unbeaten – only to be beaten by a Welshman after 5 games. Still, I think the Brighton manager will be the one to beat this season and back him to go straight back up this season. Although I think a bigger achievement will be to get Sir Jack back on the books of the all English club.

This season prediction: 1st



Last Season finish: D1E 14th

The smallest squad in the division will be a disadvantage to Phoenix in the battle to beat the drop when bad form hits. A solid player but the lack of strength in depth will haunt him unless Ben Yedder, the best non star CF in PEN can save him.

This season prediction: 17th



Last Season finish: N/A

Another newbie to the leagues Ren will be looking to start strong and get up to the Premier League with the big boys. A strong start to the season sees him with 4 wins and 2 draws from his opening 8 games. Enner Valencia will play a big part in his top 6 finish this season.

This season prediction: 6th



Last Season finish: N/A

Surprisingly Sami finds himself as the 2nd oldest manager in the division, after Gino but can he make his experience count? Rumour has it he and Gino use the 1940’s football in their games and turn the colour right down on the TV so it’s in black and white “like the good old days where players were real men”. A tough division for the PES veteran will see him fight it out in the relegation play offs.

This season prediction: 16th



Last Season finish: Prem 14th

PEN veteran and fellow yo-yo manager Spragga has the ability to challenge the best of the best in the Prem but finds himself in D1 with all the other “bums” as Rambo would say. The breast man was recently quoted having fallen out of love with PES and will only be playing fixtures this season. For this reason I can’t see a return to the Prem happening, too good to go down however so a mid table finish of 12th is predicted.

This season prediction: 12th



Last Season finish: N/A

Tez “Mr Community” Zombie is a tough nut to crack and was on course for a top 6 finish last season when disaster struck and Sassuolo were docked all their points for trying to bribe the refs. A mean defensive with 10 clean sheets out of their last 21 games sees Tez a tough nut to crack. However now Hennessey has been sold to rivals Barcelona and that “bum” Lopez is in a finish just outside the top 6 is destined for Tez.

This season prediction: 7th


Who will prove the predictions wrong and who will live up to expections? Only time will tell…..

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Crunch Time For Barcelona

It has been a bit of an up and down season for the Catalan club this season. Given a significant transfer budget at the beginning of the year they had only 1 objective - get promoted back to the Premier League.

The season didn't start off too well for Barcelona who only won 1 of their 6 opening fixtures, drawing 2 and losing 3. There was talk of manager Bluebird being replaced but the board showed faith and soon after the results started coming. With the addition of key defensive players like Fazio, Gunter and Taylor Barcelona became a lot more difficult to breakdown.

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Superstars of the Reset

Before the Reset the league was flush with superstars, the likes of Thiago Silva, Willian, Benzema and Buffon roamed the PEN plains laying waste to underpowered teams with their sheer slagginess. However, the Reset has removed these colossi from the food chain and a new age of mid-range beasts now take centre stage.  So who, in this post-slagalyptic wasteland, are the new superstars of PEN?  Our correspondent, Terry Bunkham, picks his Post-Reset Superstar XI...

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The PreSet Tournament

As PEN's season 10 came to a close, news spread of the incoming reset. All managers were to be stripped of their assets. PENce, players, brands. All gone. And the BOD would be introducing players from the lower rankings. Some were concerned, but most were excited at this prospect of playing season 11 on a more level playing field. As the seasons ended, friendlies were becoming sparce as no one wanted to play what was now their old teams. So did PEN stand still? Not in the slightest.

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