January
28

With a stork delivery just around the corner, I drag Mark, nappies and all, into the studio for one more ScoutCast before the little time thief bundle arrives.

Keeping my distance, despite getting over the worst of my stinker that had me bed-ridden last week, I find time to lament my latest “miffed”, torment Mark about his belated sale of Victor Moses and gloat just a little about closing the mini-league gap via Clint Dempsey’s haul.

The regulars are all present and partially correct, delivered in husky tones, fuelled by Lemsip. Other cold cures are available. Other chaotic Fantasy Football podcasts aren’t.

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  1. goooooood mornin'

    fantasy ACON Rd 3, how do i look? 75 people in FFS mini league and Im 33rd, NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!

    Diakite (BOT) [Ovono (TUN)]

    K. Toure (ANG), Paintsil (GUI), Kante (BOT), Kily (ZAM) [Ifa (GAB)]

    Y. Toure (ANG), Ayew (GUI), Keita (BOT), Zita (TUN) [Korbi (GAB)]

    Drogba (ANG), Gyan(C, GUI) [Msakni (GAB)]

    anyone here playing? if not, dont hate me if i repost in a couple hours.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. can you give me the link for the league FW?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. my bad the code for the league.

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
          1. League code for "This is Africa FFS": 11279247740061

            • 3 years, 1 month ago
            1. danke schoen sleep talk, much appreciated

              • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. How many points you got?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  2. 1) aguero + McClean or
    2) Dzeko + Sess ?

    Rest of mids and forwards are:
    Silva, Bale, Valencia , Dempsy
    RVP & Ba.
    Thoughts appreciated.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Numero Uno.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Why ?

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. after this week you will probably bench sess over your other options anyway. may as well use mcclean in that role and get the better quality everyweek striker.

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
          1. Thanks man.
            done.

            • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Aguero IMO safer and I feel he has a lot of opportunity to score over next few wks, your mf is strong anyway so you'll need a bencher, no point in trying to bench a heavyweight each week, it'll wreck your head esp if there's pts on that bench .

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. i am thinking along the same lines as well.
        and Aguero is worth the armband, but Dzeko ??

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
      2. Rvp untill aguero shows us different , that's where im at.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. 2 Definitely!

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Why?

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. With Balotelli sidelined Dzeko will get his playtime, and he can score as many as Aguero. Sessegnon is even better value at the moment!

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
  3. Can u all gv some opinions on my team for tis week... Not a WC team..

    Mignolet

    Richards Evans Enrique

    Bale Silva Valencia Sess HBA

    Aguero RVP(C)

    Vorm Simpson Morison Caulker

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. change your subs order.
      Morison should be first. ( Norwich can score goals and Morison is always in the mix)
      And i fency Swansaa to shout out chelsea more than Newcastle aginst Blackburn).
      You may even play morsion ahead of HBA.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. So my sub order HBA caulker Simpson??
        Put Morison in for HBA??

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. its a tough call, Blackburn are leaky at the back, so probably play HBA.
          and Morison as first sub and caulker ahead of simpson. ( Blackburn usually score at home).

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
            • 3 years, 1 month ago
      2. if hes starting mignolet, then morison would counter that CS potential. Id play bafa, may as well try to get use out of him while you can.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. Mike I dun quite rly und.. Can u explain again too me.. My english is bad.. :(

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Not bad go with your gut , the crystal ball can be quite difficult to read at times anyway.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Wat is liv chance of getting clen sheet? :) Shud I put Enrique in??

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  4. So, barca are now 7 points behind madrid, obviously too early to write them off but if barca only win the copa del ray, I don't think messi will win the ballon'd'or or at least I hope not.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      not too happy with that 7 point gap... especially with the madrid not dropping many points.

      copa del rey + champions league + club world cup + european super cup + spanish super cup = he will probably win it again.

      even without the champions league he could still win it. who else would you give it to? Ronaldo?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. sure.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          sure what?

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
          1. give it to Ronaldo.

            • 3 years, 1 month ago
  5. Rooney > Welbeck???

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  6. Adebayor is the Schrödinger's cat of players, isn't he.

    I know for sure that if I put him in my team against Wigan he'll do feck all, but if I don't he'll play the game of his life and score a hat-trick.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Well just do me one favour, tell me your decision :)

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. You'll be the first to know, Udit. ✔

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. thanks billy :)

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Also you can't tell from his goals scored if he's dead or alive...

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. What if he's simultaneously dead and alive? :shock:

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. You mean like a Zombie?

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
        2. I'd believe that if he were in a box and hence he could not be observed, unfortunately he doesn't go into the box anymore :D

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
            • 3 years, 1 month ago
  7. Call me a sadist, but I can't wait for Tuesday night to blow away our carefully laid plans. This week has been just too comfortable...

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Yeah the WC teams are almost all identical. The only debate is whether we chose the correct defensive rotations. I imagine the fantastic 5 will stick around for a few weeks but who knows.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  8. How is my team looking for next few weeks??

    Stockdale,

    Enrique, Bae, Evans

    Silva, Bale, Valencia, McClean

    Torres, RVP, Aguero

    Vorm, Senderos, Ben Arfa, Simpson

    I hv 2.4M and 1 FT , any changes shud i make??

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. i like ur team..nice team value and i would bring in kompany this week

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. thnx Bsal, who should i drop for kompany??

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. enrique probably...liverpool some tough fixtures ahead and also will be tired playing against wolves

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
  9. Morning all

    While it's fairly quiet on here can I get some opinions on my current dilemma. My team for this weeks currently looks like this:

    Vorm
    Evans, Enrique, Skelly
    Gerrard, Sessegnon, Silva, Mata
    RVP, Dzeko, Best

    Subs: Krul, Walters, Santon, Shawcross

    4.2m in bank, WC played last week, FT already used to do Rooney > Dzeko. (Dzeko is a short term punt for 2/3 weeks)

    Should I

    a) take a 4pt hit this week and do Walters to Valencia this week, play 5 in midfield with Best as first sub and just do Best to Ba next week for no hit or
    b) leave as is this week and take a 4pt hit next week to do Gerrard to Valencia and Best to Ba

    Option a) I keep Mata until GW29 and take a hit this week and option b) I keep Walters until GW28 and take a hit next week.

    muchas gracias

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      b

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Cheers TW, anyone else got any thoughts?

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
          • 3 years, 1 month ago
          1. Morning Doos and thanks. So I now have a fifty-fifty split :)

            • 3 years, 1 month ago
            1. Actually, as my brain slowly wakes up, may I enquire why you don't do a Gerrard to Valencia move now?

              • 3 years, 1 month ago
              1. Stoke have three lovely home games in the offing ...

                • 3 years, 1 month ago
                1. I could do the Gerrard move now, but Liv have a good fixture this week which is why I thought of keeping til next week.

                  And Stoke's lovely fixtures are part of the dilemma and Walters rotates well with Sess.

                  My original plan was no hit this week and then b) next but Rooney's potential absence forced my hand somewhat this week as I couldnt afford to have him on the bench.

                  I dont think Best will do anything, he was just a placeholder until Ba came back.

                  Are you now thinking b)?

                  • 3 years, 1 month ago
                    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Avoid hitsmac IMO you don't need to, true Toni is on fire but not sure if you'll get the desired outcome against stoke/Chelsea

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Hard Van, you dont think that playing Valencia this week as opposed to Best will offset the 4 points?

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. Actually, thinking about it you may both have good points there. I could leave as is this week, just do Best to Ba next week and then Gerrard to Valencia the following week for no hits.

          Thanks HVT, Doos and TW, I think I'll do that :D

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
            • 3 years, 1 month ago
        2. Possibly not, now that Rooney is out.

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
        3. Play 5 mf, and after a lot of thought best>ba next and monitor gerra for returns. Your team is solid mac, you know more than most what your doing stick with your gut, it's usually what I do and I find things have a habit of working themselves out.

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
          1. My problem is that I get side-tracked with price rises and fixtures and sometimes cant see the wood from the trees which is why I value opinions on this site. It helps me to keep a proper perspective.

            And I may well yet end up keeping Gerrard, after GW27 their run until the end is pretty sweet.

            Many thanks HVT, Doos - invaluable help!

            • 3 years, 1 month ago
            1. IMO this strategy of 5 strong mf is causing a lot of consternation out there, peeps are struggling with who to bench , hell a lot benched bale last wk against city and we all know how that went , I think a weak 5th man is the order of the day unless you go with a very weak 3rd striker and bench him, I think this is your wood from your trees , jus need to work out which seed to sow, - ultimately Mac " the holy grail "

              • 3 years, 1 month ago
  10. tw
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    can someone explain to me why most don't think newcastle will get the cs vs blackburn?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Because Blackburn always score at home...

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Because blackburn have never failed to score a goal this season in the PL

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        ahhh, that explains it. didn't realize that was the case. you don't think no yak and going against a usually tight defense will change that though?

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. Anything is possible, it wouldn't surprise me if Newcastle kept them out

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
  11. apparently Liverpool offered Citeh Andy Carrol in exchange for Tevez??? :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      source?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Syd posted a Guardian link a few posts up - interesting!!

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. HVT joined debate ^

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. lol at carol!!!! :D

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  12. r taylor or jose enrique wom shud be the first sub if bale does not plays???
    i already have krul!!!

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  13. is Bogdan bound to start all the matches now after recent results nd performances ?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Jaaskelainen is still injured ...

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  14. Another slow day with the GW nowhere in sight... what better way to make it worse than posting a RMWCT :D?

    Krul/Lindegaard
    Richards Evans Brown/Santon/Rangel
    Silva Bale Valencia Sess/Walters
    RVP Aguero Ba

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Interesting that you have gone for Walters over Dempsey but I can see why. Your defense is very similar to what my WC defense will be, although I see you have gone for triple rotation with Evans playing ever game, not a bad option.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Yep Walters for their home fixtures coming up, and he rotates perfectly with Sess - - so long he stays on pens obviously - Evans and Richards always start as their teams have the best CS records in the league, if Evans is ever dropped should be able to find another defender from the 3 rotated.

        Main doubt for me is Walters, is Sinclair or indeed Dempsey a better bet?

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. Rule Sinclair out imo. Its either Dempsey or Walters, obviously you save money with Walters so it depends if your happy with where that is spent. I have gone for Dzeko over Aguero in order to afford Dempsey.

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
          1. Yep, could be pretty close between both options. I hear Aguero will be on pens though if it helps.

            • 3 years, 1 month ago
            1. Here is my effort, its similar to yours but with two double rotations

              Krul/Linde
              Richards, Evans/Santon, Shotton/Kelly
              Silva, Bale, Dempsey, Sess, Valencia
              RVP, Dzeko, Ba

              • 3 years, 1 month ago
              1. Nice, eleven of fifteen the same! MUN/NEW and STO/FUL both rotate very well. Only avoided STO/FUL because I see both Shotton and Kelly as not entirely nailed on.

                • 3 years, 1 month ago
                1. Fair enough, I am willing to take the risk as I will be happy for Evans to fill in if necessary on a permanent basis so that limits the risk a little for me. The other issue is choosing who to bench. Ba this week and probably Dempsey the following week as they play City. It could be problematic but it means I have a descent player who can play if someone gets injured or is a doubt

                  • 3 years, 1 month ago
                  1. Yep more options are better than none.

                    • 3 years, 1 month ago
            2. Just realized you might be wrong about Aguero being on penalties. Surely it will be Milner, no?

              • 3 years, 1 month ago
              1. Nope.

                • 3 years, 1 month ago
                1. How can you be so sure?

                  • 3 years, 1 month ago
                  1. Milner's penalty was with no Aguero on the field, but Milner was on when Aguero took his.

                    • 3 years, 1 month ago
                  2. Fair enough

                    • 3 years, 1 month ago
                  3. Liverpool and Newcastle games btw.

                    • 3 years, 1 month ago
        2. Sorry, I meant Walters rotates well with Sess to GW28. Awful after that.

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
        3. I believe that Dempsey is better. I prefer Etherington too ...

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
          1. There's apparently a possibility Walters might have to give pens over to Etherington in which case I will definitely consider him...

            • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Like it a lot, although I'm not sure about Rangel - or any Swansea.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. +1 I wouldn't have any Swansea although with the triple rotation he could fit in. Not sure I agree with that policy though

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. Dunno. I have a pair as well - Koscielny and Assou-Ekotto. I like the run ins of their respective teams.

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
          1. Yeah Swansea coverage is only justified for me by the triple rotation. On the few occasions the other two are bad fixtures, playing Rangel at home is a nice thought. Have tried to make my defenders as attacking as possible.

            • 3 years, 1 month ago
            1. Change Brown to Bardsley?

              • 3 years, 1 month ago
              1. Yeah I considered that, can just about afford that ... I know he has assist potential although it's not materialized to much... why not! Brown to Bardsley.

                • 3 years, 1 month ago
          2. BAE Doos? Don't Spurs have tough fixtures for a while

            • 3 years, 1 month ago
            1. Yep. He may become Clichy temporarily, who goes well with Koscielny - but I am tempted to let it ride and swap Shawcross out ...

              • 3 years, 1 month ago
            2. I'm with you on that one Ryan. Barring mishaps, I'm planning on Shawcross to BAE in GW28. After that they only have Chelsea in GW30, then they have a great run right through, so avoiding Spurs until then.

              • 3 years, 1 month ago
              1. I rather enjoyed his point's haul the other week ...

                • 3 years, 1 month ago
                  • 3 years, 1 month ago
                  1. Also, if I do McAuley to Santon GW 26, I will be pretty secure ... hmmm that is a plan ...

                    • 3 years, 1 month ago
                1. I reckon you have a crystal ball Doos ;) BAE and Dempsey with their points hauls. I seem to manage to miss them :)

                  • 3 years, 1 month ago
                  1. Unfortunately, it seems to malfunction at crucial moments - misty, and too much in love ... ;-)

                    • 3 years, 1 month ago
                2. Likewise, I would keep him for another week but I'm on WC now so can't really

                  • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. rooney a better gk than de gea

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  15. aguero taiwo mcclean or dzeko sess dawson for 3 weeks then swap the first combo? I think its worth getting dzeko while balo is out.

    Thoughts?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Yeah a few people are looking at Dzeko. He may not start though as Johnson could always play with Aguero as the striker. I however have taken the risk and bought Dzeko in

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  16. I've been monitoring Rooney this week.

    Thinking of doing Rooney and Walters ---> Valencia and Welbeck leaving me spare cash to bring in Demba Ba next week -4points tho this week.

    Thoughts?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  17. I'm very happy about that I am the only one in my ML whos the big 5 in midfield! :D

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Likewise, most casuals don't really know the big 5 midfield

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Bale, Silva, Walters, Dempsey and Sess?

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. Replace Walters with Valencia and you have the big 5

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
  18. A. Valencia and dzeko or
    B. aguero and Walters?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. A

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  19. Morning guys.

    Got 2 FT before i can wc the following gameweek.

    Seems like Rooney and Nani cant make it. So which option should i pick?

    A. Rooney, Nani -> Aguero, Valencia
    B. Rooney, Nani -> Adebayor, Sessengon
    C. Rooney, Nani -> Aguero, VDV
    D. Different combination of the above

    Team
    Vorm (Krul)
    Evans BAE Senderos Brown (Simpson)
    Walters Silva Bale (Nani Moses)
    RVP Rooney Sturridge

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Can you afford Adebayor and Valencia?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
        • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. A

      Adebayor doesn't look like a good investment now, many owners have already got rid or looking to do so after the Wigan game.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  20. New post gents, and ladies

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  21. Morning fellas... Krull or vorm ?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Cheers nomar Krul it is

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  22. Guys, please can I have some help with my wc team. A or B

    A. Lindy, Krul,
    Kompany, Evans Enrique, Sendors, Simpson,
    Bale, Dempsey, silva, Valencia, McLean
    Rvp, aguero, Ba

    B. Lindy, Krul,
    Richards, Evans, Simpson, Kelly, caulker
    Bale, Dempsey, silva, Valencia, sess
    Rvp, aguero, Ba

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  23. All of David Silva's assists this season: http://www.mcfc.co.uk/citytv/Features/2012/January/Silva-service

    Also another reason to have both Silva and Aguero in your team :)

    Enjoy!

    • 3 years, 1 month ago

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