Tuesday Dugout Discussion

Filed under: Dugout Discussion - Posted by: Akers

With the rest of the footballing world tuning in to the occasion at the Nou Camp tonight, the Dugout Discussion opens with it’s eyes firmly fixed on the remaining fixture from double Gameweek 35. It’s not glamorous, it’s Aston Villa versus Bolton Wanderers in a relegation scrap. The team news is in…

Villa XI: Given, Hutton, Cuellar, Baker, Lichaj, Albrighton, Herd, Warnock, N’Zogbia, Heskey, Weimann.

Bolton XI: Bogdan, Steinsson, Wheater, Ream, Ricketts, Ryo, Reo-Coker, M Davies, Petrov, Eagles, Ngog.

Gabriel Agbonlahor misses out due to injury for Alex McCleish’s side, whilst David Ngog is recalled in place of Kevin Davies for the struggling visitors.

The Dugout Discussion is open and can be accessed right here, with Champions League chat still permitted.

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  1. Deciding on the best captain to choose chasing a 20points lead. Cisse,bale,vdv

    • 3 years, 9 months ago
    1. I think VDV could be a good option.

      • 3 years, 9 months ago
      1. If you are chasing, I would go for vdv. Its all or nothing time

        • 3 years, 9 months ago
    2. Depends on what he/she has and who you think they'll (C).

      • 3 years, 9 months ago
      1. cisse has some hard defences to score against> (cant believe i just wigan have a good defence)

        • 3 years, 9 months ago
      2. Bale

        • 3 years, 9 months ago
    3. I think the majority will go with Papiss including my ML rival and I have a feeling Newcastle won't score many over the 2 games. Bale or VDV for me. VDV edging it so far.

      • 3 years, 9 months ago

    you got that link to the FPL Open?

    (i really must bookmark that link)

    • 3 years, 9 months ago
    1. I deleted it haha :(

      • 3 years, 9 months ago
  3. New post.

    • 3 years, 9 months ago
  4. considering playing McAuley over Verm.

    AVL are seriously struggling to get goals and and it would make my idea to purchase a STO midfielder al little easier.

    • 3 years, 9 months ago

    Congrats for qualification. If I had captained Petrov, and not benched Jelavic, things would be different.
    My money would be on a final between you and enr. Best of luck!

    • 3 years, 9 months ago
    1. Thanks a lot mate! Yeah you could have clinched it if it hadn't been for rotten luck! The best of luck to you in your mini leagues and overall rank quest!

      • 3 years, 9 months ago
  6. Current points and rankings:

    Me: 2000 points, rank 6258
    2010 points, rank 4688
    2020 points, rank 3504
    2025 points, rank 2980
    2030 points, rank 2613
    2036 points, rank 2141
    2040 points, rank 1885
    2046 points, rank 1558
    2052 points, rank 1242
    2059 points, rank 977

    Gaining 59 points on people who aren't playing in your mini leagues, okay, they're a chance. Gaining 59 points on people who clearly know what they're doing....a very small chance.

    A chance it remains! Come on top 1K!! 😀

    • 3 years, 9 months ago
    1. i'll be hot on your heels.....

      • 3 years, 9 months ago
      1. let's migrate to the new post, I'll repost this shizzle

        • 3 years, 9 months ago
    2. I think we left it to late. It's going to be heartache come gw 38. It might be so close though. I'm living in hope that some of the top boys are going to gamble with (c) and take hits to up their rankings and win ML's.

      You never know, 4pts in some places equates to 500 ranking places.

      • 3 years, 9 months ago
  7. I have to keep reminding myself that a hit is usually only worth it, if the player you bring in has a much better upcoming schedule that the player you are shipping out, so you have several games over which to earn the hit back. There is no point transfering somebody out for a hit, just to get them back for the next game.

    There are exceptions to the rule, if you want to bring in a player on great form, who has two great home games for a DGW, and is nailed on for both fixtures. But there is nobody who fits that bill this week.

    I keep jerking to get in jellyfish for RVP, but then get m head together and move away from the computer. The odds must be high that RVP will score within one goal of jellyfish this week, and then plays Norwich at home!

    • 3 years, 9 months ago
    1. One the other hand, I tink that it is a no brainer to take a hit to get in someone like VDV or Pienaar for someone like sess, as his fixtures are rubbish for the last two.

      • 3 years, 9 months ago
  8. Should I sell Aguero for Jelivic then valvencia for vdv? It will be a 4 point hit for this weekend though?

    The other option is to keep aguera and sell valvenci for an everton midfielder?

    im currently 1st in my leage but need to keep the points coming in!!

    • 3 years, 9 months ago
  9. So, Terry plays against QPR and Anton Ferdinand?

    • 3 years, 9 months ago

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Last updated: 10 Feb, 2016 1:01pm
Player Club Factors
Up Forster SOT A, Vs
Down Butland STO C, Vs
Up Schmeichel LEI A, Vs
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs
No Change Boruc BOU B, Vs
Up Hennessey CPL C, £
No Change Cech ARS A, VsX
Up Fabianski SWA B
No Change De Gea MUN B
No Change Adrián WHM B


Last updated: 10 Feb, 2016 1:08pm
Player Club Factors
Up Fuchs LEI A, Vs, £
Up van Dijk SOT A, Vs
Up Daniels BOU A, Vs, £
Up Dann CPL A
No Change Ivanovic CHE B, Vs
No Change Alderweireld TOT B
No Change Bellerín ARS B, VsX
Up Johnson STO C, Vs
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Up Van Aanholt SUN A
No Change Williams SWA B, £
Up Smalling MUN C
Up Coleman EVE B, Vs
Down Dawson WBA C
Down Moreno LIV C, Vs
Down Kolarov MCI B, Rest, Inj


Last updated: 10 Feb, 2016 1:17pm
Player Club Factors
Up Mahrez LEI A, Vs
No Change Payet WHM B, Vs
No Change Dele Alli TOT A, Inj
Up Arnautovic STO C, Vs, Inj
No Change Ozil ARS C, VsX
Up Eriksen TOT A
Up Antonio WHM A, Vs, Rest, £
Up Sigurdsson SWA A, OoP
Down Barkley EVE B, Vs
Down Roberto Firmino LIV A, VsX, OoP
Down Sánchez ARS C, VsX
Up Lingard MUN B, Rest, £
Up Khazri SUN B
Up Oscar CHE B, Vs
No Change Wijnaldum NEW B


Last updated: 10 Feb, 2016 1:44pm
Player Club Factors
Up Vardy LEI B, Vs
No Change Kane TOT A
Down Aguero MCI A
Up Diego Costa CHE A, Vs, Inj
Up Rooney MUN A
Down Ighalo WAT C, VsX
Down Lukaku EVE C
Up Afobe BOU A, Vs
No Change Giroud ARS B, VsX, Rest
No Change Defoe SUN A

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Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension
Player Team YC
Colback NEW 9
Yacob WBA 9
Byram WHM 9
Lucas LIV 8
Jones SUN 8
Westwood AVL 7
Diego Costa CHE 7
Huth LEI 7
Can LIV 7
Mangala MCI 7
Shelvey NEW 7
Pieters STO 7
Dele Alli TOT 7
Dier TOT 7
Brunt WBA 7
McClean WBA 7
Noble WHM 7

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