Scout Notes

Scout Notes – Gameweek Thirty Six – Monday

Vincent Kompany is Captain Fantastic as City climb back to the top of the table with just two games remaining. David Silva picks up an assist to maintain his recent consistency, while a change in formation proves the undoing of United, with the visitors failing to register a single attempt on target:

Vincent Kompany
The City skipper followed the path of Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres by posting his highest Fantasy Premier League (FPL) haul of the season in Gameweek 36. In the most crucial game of the campaign, Kompany bagged the only goal and, with a clean sheet also picked up, produced an 11 point, pre-bonus return. While Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero have hit the headlines of late, Kompany’s return from injury has clearly boosted his side’s chances – this was their third clean sheet in the last four Gameweeks. Despite missing seven games this season, Kompany is now just a single point off second spot in the defender rankings – with a couple of bonus points, at least, looking likely, the Belgian would move to second spot, with only Patrice Evra producing more points from the back this term.

David Silva
A corner kick assist for Kompany’s clincher continued the Spaniard’s recent upturn in consistency. Silva has now bagged attacking returns in three of his last four appearances – he had provided a single assist in the previous ten, from Gameweek 23-32, as his Fantasy season ground to a dramatic halt. Yesterday’s assist took his tally to 16 for the season, joint-top with compatriot Juan Mata; Silva remains in third in the midfielder rankings, though with top two Clint Dempsey and Gareth Bale still to play in midweek, the City man’s chances of finishing number one FPL midfielder look remote. If City are to prevail at Newcastle next Sunday before the final game of the season at home to QPR, though, his creative talents could well be the key to unlocking a Magpies defence that has kept a clean sheet in each of the last four at the Sports Direct Arena.

Shot Shy United
Perhaps with the idea to nullify his opponent’s attacking threat in mind, Sir Alex Ferguson decided to roll out a 4-5-1 at the Etihad, but the move backfired badly on United. Reports of Jonny Evans struggling with a foot injury proved correct and, with Rafael benched after his performance against Everton last time out, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones returned to the starting lineup. Evans’ loss proved particularly costly, with Smalling culpable for City’s goal after a poor piece of marking from a corner. Wayne Rooney cut a frustrated figure on his own up top and, despite a move to 4-4-2 just before the hour mark as Danny Welbeck was thrown on up front, United failed to make their mark. The champions failed to muster a single shot on target – the first time they have achieved this unwanted feat for three years, in the one game they couldn’t afford to do so.

Antonio Valencia
The Ecuadorian had seemed a nailed-on fixture in the United first XI. Valencia started all but three games on the right wing since Gameweek 14, with his absence from that trio of fixtures down to a hamstring injury. Last night, however, he dropped to the bench – with Ryan Giggs handed a role on the left, Nani moved over to the opposite flank, meaning Valencia was afforded no more than a 13 minute substitute appearance as the visitors chased the game in vain. With the two teams now level on points, United will need to attack against Swansea if City prevail at Newcastle beforehand. Ferguson will surely roll out a 4-4-2 once more, then, though it remains to be seen whether Valencia’s omission was purely a tactical move or, like Rafael, he was another blamed for the late collapse against the Toffees – a major worry for his 12% of Fantasy owners ahead of Sunday’s clash with the Swans.

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  1. swede
      4 years, 4 months ago

      If a team takes a hit, when does it get deducted from the league table? After the gw or during the gw as thr game updates?

      Ie:my mini league rival took an 8 point hit this gw, had that been considered in the table already?

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      1. big oak
          4 years, 4 months ago

          yep

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        • Kno
            4 years, 4 months ago

            Fairly certain its at the start of the gw

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            1. swede
                4 years, 4 months ago

                Bollocks. An extra 8 points would be nice.

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            2. In Like Flynn.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              4 years, 4 months ago

              It will have been removed from his total score. Add the difference from his GW history Swede.

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            3. MitchConnor
                4 years, 4 months ago

                I think your overall total on any league tabls gets the points deducted at the start so it shows it how it really is but your gameweek total doesn't show the points deducted until the end of the GW.

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            4. halnone
                4 years, 4 months ago

                http://www.unitedtees.net/champions.php

                might have to buy a couple. 😀

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                1. Kno
                    4 years, 4 months ago

                    Reminds me of this classic http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a172/philippierce/Hahahahaha.jpg

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                    1. Mílanista
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                      4 years, 4 months ago

                      My grav likes this

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                2. Lubic87
                    4 years, 4 months ago

                    I HATE this gameweek. 37 so far with 6 to play. McLean and Kompany sitting on the bench after last minute decisions to switch to Caulker and Valencia. And rival captains Torres.

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                    1. rab1982
                        4 years, 4 months ago

                        almost identical situation here.

                        never mind, two and a half more weeks to obsess over and then a summer break.

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                      • @BigChrisso
                          4 years, 4 months ago

                          I feel your pain, 41 points 5 to go. Hope next week turns out better and brings more prosperous returns

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                      • Dufflinks
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        4 years, 4 months ago

                        Who's the best option to play out of this lot next week:

                        Sig - Away to Man U but he does like away games...
                        Bale - Away to Villa, easier fixture but he does not like away games, poor form...
                        Mata - Away to Liverpool, great form, big rotation risk...

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                        1. Hybrid.power
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                          4 years, 4 months ago

                          I'd give Siggy a go.

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                        2. manehi
                            4 years, 4 months ago

                            I'm playing VDV over Siggy... but might just play Siggy over Bale/Mata. Can see plenty of goals in the Utd game

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                          • GreenBlue
                              4 years, 4 months ago

                              Bale. AVL are crap...

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                            • Dufflinks
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              4 years, 4 months ago

                              Thanks guys

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                          • pjomara
                              4 years, 4 months ago

                              Worst blowing the league?
                              (a). (If it happens) Man U. 2011/12. 8 pts clear on Apr 10th with 6 games to go.
                              (b) Man U. 1991/92. 2 pts clear with 2 games at hand with 5 games to go. Drew at soon-to-be-relegated Luton, Lost at already relegated West Ham, Lost at home to Forest who had nothing to play for and lost to Liverpool with Rush scoring his first goal v Man Utd.
                              (c) Liverpool 88/89. Avoid a 2 goal loss at home to Arsenal and the league is their’s.
                              (d) Everton 85/86. 5 clear with a game at hand with 6 games to go.
                              (e) Newcastle 95/96. 12 points clear in January, but lose 5 and draw 4 of their remaining games.

                              Feel free to add a few more

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                            • Touré De Force
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                              4 years, 4 months ago

                              Stoke 1-0 tonight would be schweet.

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                              1. Mílanista
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                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                Goals for Pienaar, assisted by Jelavic, would be much sweeter. 1 Stoke goal would be nice though, preferably from Shotton.

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                            • Woy of the Wovers
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                              4 years, 4 months ago

                              Trying to overhaul a mini-league deficit of 7pts with the following to play

                              Me:
                              Bogdan
                              Huth/Hibbert
                              Dempsey/Pienaar
                              Jelavic(c)/Cisse

                              ML Leader
                              Enrique
                              Bale
                              Torres

                              What sort of lead am I likely to be taking into GW37?

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                            • MitchConnor
                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                With no budget who do you reckon is the best defender, midfielder and striker for the last 2 GWs?

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                                1. manehi
                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                    Verm/Pienaar/RVP

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                                2. swede
                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                    15 points

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                                    1. Woy of the Wovers
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                      Is that an answer for me?

                                      Thank you. I think that might just be enough to get my team properly reorganised.

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                                  • crystalpalaceRus
                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                      Any chance Enrique will play tonight?

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                                      1. FORCA INTER
                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                          no

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                                          1. Woy of the Wovers
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            4 years, 4 months ago

                                            What about Skrtel?

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                                            1. Goose
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              4 years, 4 months ago

                                              Probably be him and Carragher tonight, or maybe Coates. 90% sure Skrtel will play.

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                                        • Funkyav
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                          yes

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                                        • Goose
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                          Some chance, probably 60/40 he wont play IMO.

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                                      2. @BigChrisso
                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                          Backline issues, advice needed: 1.9 in bank,

                                          Evans, Baines, Bosingwa, Rangel, Caulker.

                                          A. cross fingers, arms and everything and pray baines is fit for wolves and have the swansea pair on bench for gw 37?
                                          B. ditch rangel for any def 6.3 and under?
                                          C. take a hit ditch baines in order to fund cisse to rooney to have the big ticket front 3 of Rvp, Tevez, Rooney

                                          Any other thoughts as I strive for a top 10k finish?

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                                          1. GreenBlue
                                              4 years, 4 months ago

                                              B. lescott

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                                          2. Goose
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            4 years, 4 months ago

                                            Just throwing this out their:

                                            England to get 0 points at the Euro's = 40/1, 1 point = 14/1, 2 points = 11/1.

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                                            1. @BigChrisso
                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                Those be some juicy odds, interesting

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                                                1. Goose
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                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                  Very generous IMO.

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                                                  1. @BigChrisso
                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                      Prediction for score each match?

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                                                      1. Goose
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        4 years, 4 months ago

                                                        No idea but France u would fancy to beat us, Sweden are a bogey team for us and Ukraine are the hosts. No Rooney for the first 2 games, I think theirs value their.

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                                                2. Smurf
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                  I think we will get 4 points minimum.

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                                                  1. Goose
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                                    Good one.

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                                              • Shatner's Bassoon
                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                  Can anyone beat my 40 points on the bench? I'm sure almost everyone is beating my 40 GW points 😛

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                                                  1. Smurf
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                                    Offfffft. Unlucky.

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                                                  2. GreenBlue
                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                      I thought my 24 were bad....
                                                      Unlucky mate.....

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                                                    • Hybrid.power
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                      Foster got 3 baps?? Holy crap! That is seriously unlucky.

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                                                    • A.
                                                        4 years, 4 months ago

                                                        If Kelly doesn't play you've got Kompany coming in 😉

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                                                        1. Shatner's Bassoon
                                                            4 years, 4 months ago

                                                            I'm not holding my breath! Dempsey could also still turn my GW around

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                                                        2. The Glory Hunters
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                                          In GW2 I had 40 points on my bench - I feel your pain.

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                                                      • swede
                                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                                          Think I can overtake a 17 point deficit?

                                                          Mini league Rival:
                                                          Simpson - Che
                                                          Dempsey - Liv
                                                          Cisse - Che

                                                          Me:
                                                          Walker - Bol
                                                          Huth - EVE
                                                          Terry - NEW
                                                          Ben Arfa - Che
                                                          Mata - NEW
                                                          Suarez - FUL
                                                          Jelavic - Stoke

                                                          I've got 123 points so far. Wildcarded 🙂

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                                                          1. Kno
                                                              4 years, 4 months ago

                                                              Something wrong with your link btw, if you can read this post through all your smugness.

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                                                              1. Hybrid.power
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                lol

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                                                            • Hybrid.power
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              4 years, 4 months ago

                                                              Captains involved? Doubt Mata will start but I think you'll be fine.

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                                                              1. swede
                                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                  Yeah we both captained vdv.

                                                                  These are the differential players.

                                                                  I know my link is messed up, on what page can I post a link up that is safe and nobody can get into my transfers page?

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                                                              2. Sporting ABG
                                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                  you sure it's 123?

                                                                  because your id code shows this:

                                                                  http://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1178535/event-history/36/

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                                                              3. Smurf
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                Did any see how Fulham/Dempsey looked against Everton? Poor result but did they look at all threatening?

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                                                                1. GreenBlue
                                                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    Howard made a spectalur save to deny him a goal. he looked good,considering fulham's away record and performances...

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                                                                    1. Smurf
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                      Thanks. I'm considering a double on Jelavic & Dempsey anytime goalscorer.

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                                                                      1. GreenBlue
                                                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                          Do it imo!!!

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                                                                          1. Smurf
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                            I have gone for it. Didn't get chance to wathc MOTD fully this weekend so just wanted to check Fulham hadn't started to take the gas of the pedal.

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                                                                            1. GreenBlue
                                                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                Well, sunderland has done that ages ago,so dempsey has a great chance of doing something against them. i would be more concerned about jelavic,as Moyes might want to play anichebe or straq or gueye against wolves....

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                                                                                1. Smurf
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                  No this is for tonights matches

                                                                                  Stoke v Everton
                                                                                  Liverpool v Fulham

                                                                                  😉

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                                                                                  1. GreenBlue
                                                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                      Oh didnt know that. do it mate. liverpool is gonna rest most players and fulham might get a chance to do a bolton 😉

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                                                                      2. Brookins
                                                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                          The paddy power facebook specials for football, where do people find these, because I can never find them when looking around the website.

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                                                                          1. Hybrid.power
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                            You won't find them on their website. Like them on Facebook and you'll see the offers when they appear.

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                                                                          2. Smurf
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                            Id be suprised if there any enhanced odds for tonight games.

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                                                                        • Viper
                                                                            4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                            How did the bps go this morning?

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                                                                            1. COMH
                                                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                Kompany 3

                                                                                Zabaleta 2

                                                                                Clichy 1

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                                                                            2. COW
                                                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                Anyone else tempted to punch there ML leader in the face due to how lucky they are?

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                                                                                1. GreenBlue
                                                                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                    Nope since i m first in the ML that i care most. maybe i should do that to the rival that is currently second and having a stupendous DGW...

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                                                                                  • Smurf
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                    I had been all season until I find myself clawing back the lead and currently only 35pts behind.

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                                                                                  • Sporting ABG
                                                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                      i'm my ML leader by 113 points but that's beena long hard slog that only paid off after me GW21 WC.

                                                                                      feel my smugness but laugh at my GW36 score....

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                                                                                    • COW
                                                                                        4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                        Think i might have to make a few hits this weekend to to do something compleately different.

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                                                                                    • andy79
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                      Any opinions on the best gk to get for the remaining two gw? got about 10m in the bank

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                                                                                      1. GreenBlue
                                                                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                          I was about to ask the same thing. Friedel? what do you think?

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                                                                                          1. andy79
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                            Yeah Friedel is on the short list, but im dare i say it i'm being drawn to Al-Habsi as wigan are playing well and still need the points.

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                                                                                            1. GreenBlue
                                                                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                True but i think blackburn will go all out against them as they were ridiculed by everybody on their performance on sunday and lets not forget that its their last chance of survival...

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                                                                                                1. GreenBlue
                                                                                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                    Hart?

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                                                                                                  • andy79
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                    good point well made. shot my theory down lol

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                                                                                            2. MitchConnor
                                                                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                Szczesny?

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                                                                                                1. andy79
                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                  2 good fixtures. How many recent games have norwich failed to score?

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                                                                                                2. GreenBlue
                                                                                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                    For me its either him or friedel or hart. struggling to decide. head says friedel as he has avl (who cant score) and fulham (nothing to play for and awful away)....

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                                                                                                    1. andy79
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                      what about de Gea ?

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                                                                                              • 1mills
                                                                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                  Hmmm, struggling to work out what to do for next week.

                                                                                                  Team is

                                                                                                  Bogdan
                                                                                                  Vermaelen, J Evans, G Johnson
                                                                                                  VDV, Bale, Valencia, Pienaar
                                                                                                  RVP, Rooney, Jelavic

                                                                                                  Krul Siggy, Caulker, Kelly

                                                                                                  I have £1.2million in the bank.

                                                                                                  I feel like I should get a replacement for G Johnson, but there's no one really shouting out for the final 2 fixtures, unless I go with Walker and hope he continues on freekicks now?

                                                                                                  Anyone got any thoughts?

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                                                                                                  1. 1mills
                                                                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                      Actually would probably play Krul ahead of Bogdan.

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                                                                                                  2. Water_Pinkvor
                                                                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                      cisse> jelly?

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                                                                                                      1. GreenBlue
                                                                                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                          Yes but maybe a gw late...

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                                                                                                      2. COMH
                                                                                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                          How good does Joe Allen become on Fifa 12 manager mode?

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                                                                                                        • GreenWindmill
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                                                                                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                          NEW POST

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                                                                                                        • Montreal Screwjob
                                                                                                            4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                            Have 4.5 in the bank, should I do the following this week:

                                                                                                            A) Siggy > Moses then Cisse > Aguero in GW38
                                                                                                            B) NTaylor > Gibbs then Cisse > Aguero in GW38
                                                                                                            C) Save transfer

                                                                                                            Think Swansea clean sheets for the season are finished.

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                                                                                                          • Demi
                                                                                                              4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                              d

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                                                                                                            • Demi
                                                                                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                dsdf

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                                                                                                                1. Demi
                                                                                                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                    jh

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                                                                                                                    1. little_wizard123
                                                                                                                        4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                        Glad to see my three players are playing tonight. Cheers Demi!

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