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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

          yep

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        • Kno
            4 years, 1 month ago

            Fairly certain its at the start of the gw

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            1. swede
                4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

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

                might have to buy a couple. 😀

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                1. Kno
                    4 years, 1 month ago

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

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                    1. Mílanista
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 years, 1 month ago

                      My grav likes this

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                2. Lubic87
                    4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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
                          4 years, 1 month 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
                              4 years, 1 month ago

                              I'd give Siggy a go.

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                            • manehi
                                4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

                                  Bale. AVL are crap...

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                                • Dufflinks
                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                    Thanks guys

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                                • pjomara
                                    4 years, 1 month 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
                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                      Stoke 1-0 tonight would be schweet.

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                                      1. Mílanista
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        4 years, 1 month 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
                                        4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

                                              Verm/Pienaar/RVP

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                                          2. swede
                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                              15 points

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                                              1. Woy of the Wovers
                                                  4 years, 1 month 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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                                              2. crystalpalaceRus
                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                  Any chance Enrique will play tonight?

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                                                  1. FORCA INTER
                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                      no

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                                                      1. Woy of the Wovers
                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                          What about Skrtel?

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                                                          1. Goose
                                                              4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

                                                          yes

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                                                        • Goose
                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                                        • @BigChrisso
                                                            4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

                                                                B. lescott

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                                                            2. Goose
                                                                4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

                                                                    Those be some juicy odds, interesting

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                                                                    1. Goose
                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                        Very generous IMO.

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                                                                        1. @BigChrisso
                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            Prediction for score each match?

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                                                                            1. Goose
                                                                                4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

                                                                          I think we will get 4 points minimum.

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                                                                          1. Goose
                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                              Good one.

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                                                                        3. Shatner's Bassoon
                                                                            4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

                                                                              Offfffft. Unlucky.

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                                                                            2. GreenBlue
                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                              • Hybrid.power
                                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                                • A.
                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

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

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

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

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                                                                                  • swede
                                                                                      4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                                          1. Hybrid.power
                                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                              lol

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                                                                                          2. Hybrid.power
                                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                                              1. swede
                                                                                                  4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                                                      1. GreenBlue
                                                                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                          Do it imo!!!

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

                                                                                                                  No this is for tonights matches

                                                                                                                  Stoke v Everton
                                                                                                                  Liverpool v Fulham

                                                                                                                  😉

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

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

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                                                                                                          2. Viper
                                                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                              How did the bps go this morning?

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                                                                                                              1. COMH
                                                                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                  Kompany 3

                                                                                                                  Zabaleta 2

                                                                                                                  Clichy 1

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                                                                                                              2. COW
                                                                                                                  4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                                                                      • andy79
                                                                                                                          4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                                                                              1. andy79
                                                                                                                                  4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                          Hart?

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                                                                                                                                        • andy79
                                                                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                            good point well made. shot my theory down lol

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                                                                                                                                    • MitchConnor
                                                                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                        Szczesny?

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                                                                                                                                        1. andy79
                                                                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                                                                                          • GreenBlue
                                                                                                                                              4 years, 1 month 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
                                                                                                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                  what about de Gea ?

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                                                                                                                                          • 1mills
                                                                                                                                              4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                  Actually would probably play Krul ahead of Bogdan.

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                                                                                                                                              2. Water_Pinkvor
                                                                                                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                  cisse> jelly?

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                                                                                                                                                  1. GreenBlue
                                                                                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                      Yes but maybe a gw late...

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                                                                                                                                                  2. COMH
                                                                                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                                                                                                    • GreenWindmill
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                                                                                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                      NEW POST

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                                                                                                                                                    • Montreal Screwjob
                                                                                                                                                        4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

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                                                                                                                                                        • Demi
                                                                                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                            dsdf

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                                                                                                                                                            1. Demi
                                                                                                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                jh

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                                                                                                                                                                1. little_wizard123
                                                                                                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

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

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