May
18

Without a goal or assist to his name over 30 appearances in the 2010/11 campaign, Benoit Assou-Ekotto was far from prominent in Fantasy managers’ thinking as last term got underway. Hardly renowned for his attacking endeavours, the Tottenham left-back had mustered just one goal and four assists for the London outfit since joining from French club Lens in the 2006/07 season and resultantly started with a 5.0 price tag, 0.5 less than Spurs right-back Kyle Walker:

The Cameroon international begun every one of his side’s first 34 matches before being ruled out for the season with a shoulder injury sustained in the 1-0 defeat at QPR in Gameweek 35. In spite of this, Assou-Ekotto still managed to accrue enough points to finish amongst the top five defenders, just five points behind team mate Walker, with the highlight of his campaign coming in the first double Gameweek of the season. Assou-Ekotto was the stand-out performer of Gameweek 20, with a goal, assist, three bonus points and couple of clean sheets bringing his Fantasy owners a 24 point haul.

The Statistics

The left-back returned a total of 12 clean sheets over his 34 appearances, with seven of those at the Lane and five away from home. Both Assou-Ekotto’s double figure returns came in home matches, however, with an 18 point haul against Everton his highest of the campaign. Finishing on 135 points, he trailed Patrice Evra by 24 points, but proved better overall value, with the United man starting with a 7.0 price tag in comparison.

Working in tandem with Gareth Bale on the Tottenham left flank, Assou-Ekotto had the most eye-catching Fantasy campaign of his career by some distance – he grabbed two goals, five assists and nine bonus points, averaging 4 points per game, slightly better than Walker’s 3.8. A look at the members stats highlights he was more of a threat than the right-back throughout, producing more attempts on goal and creating more goal scoring opportunities than Walker on average.

As the Gameweeks progressed, plenty snapped up his services, with Assou-Ekotto reaching a season-high price of 6.3 before that afore-mentioned shoulder injury saw his price plummet and put paid to what was a highly successful season.

The Prospects

Given his finish amongst the top five defenders and increased attacking threat, it’s fair to say a price hike can be expected. Certainly, a jump of 1.0 to 6.0 looks the most likely, though with his Fantasy appeal at both ends of the pitch, a rise to 6.5 (Bacary Sagna’s starting price last term, for example) may not be beyond the realms of possibility when Fantasy Premier League (FPL) release the player lists in a couple of months’ time.

With Walker surely to be similarly priced, it may well leave Younes Kaboul as the best route into Redknapp’s backline, with Ledley King, Michael Dawson and William Gallas all too often blighted by injury. Fantasy managers could well overlook the Cameroon international, then, and while the likes of Swansea and Newcastle can expect a price increase, it’s likely that defensive options from both clubs will still cost less than Assou-Ekotto – given the pair produced more clean sheets than Tottenham last time out, the left-back looks likely to struggle to garner the same levels of attention.

It remains to be seen whether last term’s returns were a glimpse of what’s to come or just a one-off, though with Harry Redknapp somewhat reluctant to rotate his full-backs, Assou-Ekotto’s security of starts will at least be beneficial. While a mid-price valuation worked in his favour last time out, Fantasy managers willing to pay top dollar for an attacking defensive option next season may well look to more proven performers such as Thomas Vermaelen or Leighton Baines, despite the fact that both will come at a higher cost.

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  1. just finished my own jerry maguire mission statement for my work and about to email it around the place, could soon be leaving with the goldfish

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    1. Hvt

      Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

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    2. You gotta do what you gotta do

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  2. Hvt

    Worst manager of the year : daglish followed closet by MacLeish.
    Worst chairman of the year : whatshisface for sacking mick McCarthy , it was all downhill for wolves from there.

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    1. 1. Agreed.
      2. Agreed.

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  3. Preliminary defensive pool for next season:

    Kenny Federici
    Kompany, Kaboul, Kelly, Brown, Fonte/Hooiveld, Monk, Wilson, Lichaj

    Maybe the likes of Turner and Vidic can offer value (Davis may be the one in goal), but I think with Evans' emergence, Vidic could be occasionally spared next season. He may still be too expensive anyway.

    I know people won't like this, but I have to get the defensive balance right as a matter of priority. If it takes me all summer then so be it...

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    1. Id say Harte at reading. Defender on pens. Too good to turn your head at that.

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    2. Harte?
      I can see Wilson being a must have next season.
      Ridgewell, McCauely, Foster, Warnock, Dunne, Collins, Given may also be decent options.

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      1. Danny Wilson on loan to Blackpool? Or someone else?

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    3. You're right, it will be all about value as usual. Looking for new players or players who underperformed or didn't play much last season.

      Kompany may be too expensive next season. Baines may be priced a little lower than last season.

      Not sure Ian Harte will be a regular in the premiership now, lost his legs ages ago.

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      1. Kompany is an interesting one. He's reliable in various ways and at some point you have to be disciplined and draw a line in bargain defenders to make way for some caviar ones.

        It's all about price, but Baines will need to be around 6ish for me to buy him. Everton always start poorly and struggle for clean sheets.

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        1. Baines at 6 would have about 50% ownership.

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          1. true. I reckon he will be 7.0, which will be cheap enough for me. If he has alright fixtures he will be going in again

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            1. Baines is a fascinating one. I agree, I think he'll be 7-7.5 which for me is too expensive, but I shall remain open minded.

              This time last year he was to be the first name on my team sheet, but I now appreciate the value of FPL money!

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            2. Ditto. I'll only have him when they have a purple patch of fixtures (and the last 10 regardless). It hasn't come to fruition yet but with Pienaar probably back and Jelavic in the box his attacking returns will surely be boosted again next year.

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        2. Kompany does not have enough goal threat for me.

          I am anticipating City bringing in a new CB for us to swoon over next season.

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        3. I think I may change tack and go for Hart next season. Nailed on, save points and probably cheaper than Kompany.

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          1. not enough save points tho as the weaker teams wont have many shots

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            1. Lescott could be a decent option at 6.5m if City don't sign anyone. He's just as good an option as long as he's starting.

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              1. yep, with a better goal threat

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      2. Hvt

        Yea someo e said they saw them on a bus recently but by the time hart got there they were gone.

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    4. Something putting me off Harte but if he's 4m and nailed on then he's going in. If he's priced at 4.5+ he could pose a problem as I like to go areodynamic in defence as much as possible.

      I think Villa could offer a lot of value next season, but unsure about WBA.

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      1. agreed on Villa, I will certainly be looking at them next season. Probably Wigan & West Brom too

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        1. Who from Villa? They were all sh!t this season, FPL wise.

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          1. New season, new manager, new slate, cheaper prices.

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          2. whoever is cheapest but likely to start. They underperformed so should be reasonably priced. With a decent manager they are capable of being top half at least

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            1. Dunno. Villa seem to be one of those perennial nobodies.

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              1. The finished 6th 3 times in a row before the last two seasons.
                If they finish anywhere above 12th they should show decent enough returns.

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                1. + a Billion

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                  1. To Mac that is.

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    5. Crainey? Fox?

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      1. If Fox is nailed on and priced well then yes.

        Blackpool defenders may as well not be listed.

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        1. Yeah Fox should be a worthwhile alternative to Harte.

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    6. I think Sunderland's defence will be worth a look next year. They tightened up after O'Neill's arrival and now he has a summer to work with them. Definitely on the watch list.

      I won't be going anywhere near Fulham unless Riise drops to around 5. Too frustrating clean sheets wise.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Turner, Brown definitely on the radar. Will also depend on fixture rotation.

        Good point about Fulham and predictability in general. However, if Kelly is 4.5 and nailed on, I may not be able to resist.

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    7. All depends on prices.

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      1. Ultimately. I'm just craving next season's price list already. It's like Christmas Day!

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        1. How long is your watch list at the moment Corrigan?

          I have about 30 on mine currently.

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          1. That's the bulk of them which I've listed. My priority is to get the right defensive strategy and balance straightaway so I need to unearth some golden nuggets.

            May be someone like Savic can be the next Djourou/Evans...

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    8. Stokes defence minus this seasons European commitments should also see an increase in returns.

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      1. Marc Wilson will be this season's Kompany!

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        1. will he finally be classified as a midfielder tho? He will probably he 5.0 , i would rather pay 5.5 for the better goal threat of Shawcross or 5.5(?) for Huth

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          1. Paying extra for goal threat is a trap I've fallen into on many occasions. Just get the cheapest link of the defensive chain who is most nailed on.

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            1. *of those who are most nailed on

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            2. I agree with this, I went for Rangel over Caulker last season and it really wasn't worth it.

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              1. It of course depends on circumstances, such as penalties, but Hibbert got more assists than Baines last season and started 3.5 cheaper!

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                1. Hibbert will likely be cheaper than Baines again next season, but will surely be closer to the 5.5 mark given his increased production and ownership at the end of the season.

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          2. Agreed. The extra attacking threat would definitely be worth the extra cash.

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    9. It's a interesting call Corrigan

      Hooiveld is definitely on my watchlist for next season, but I think only buying cheap options in defence poses a risk in itself. Paying a bit extra to won someone like Hart in net, or a defender like Ivanovic who should see more regular cs combined with a decent attacking threat may be worthwhile. Not sure we will be treated to so many cheap CS next season like we were with Newcastle, Swans and Evans this year. Also disagree on Vidic. He is the key component of United's defence. Defensive capitulations like the one we saw v Everton would not happen if Vidic was playing. He's like Kompany and Terry, if he's fit, he plays.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. All about value and balance. Personally, I'm certainly going down the cheap GKs route. Even Hennessey proved to be a decent acquisition last season.

        With regards to defenders, I'm looking at 3 rotating cheapies with 1 or 2 heavyweights of Kompany and Vidic capacity. Arsenal and Everton will need to become super tight if Baines and Vermaelen are to be worthwhile.

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        1. well Baines from about February time might be worth owning. But yeah, your point on keepers is a good one. If WHU come up, Green may be worth a look, Foster if it Brum or if he stays at Albion and they get a decent manager.

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
          1. I think Green and Foster will be 5+ so too expensive.

            If Green comes in at 4.5 then he's worth considering.

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  4. Two questionas I have, it's so quiet on here...

    1) Who'll win the Euwos?
    2)Who'll lose the final?

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    1. Again! Again! Post it again, this is fun!

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      1. yup.

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    2. 1) Belgium
      2) Switzerland

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      1. I'm thinking San Marino and Luxembourg

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        1. Leichtenstein and the Faroe Islands

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      2. Belgium should be there. They have easily one of the best squads in Europe

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        1. Belgium are potential future winners - they have some great talent emerging...Maybe a cheeky put for Euro 2016 or WC 2018.

          Though I think could be too early right now.

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        2. Maybe they will be - I'm sure I saw something on the news about Greece being kicked out of the Euros 😉

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    3. 1) Germany
      2) Spain

      Hope im wrong.

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      1. Have to look at the draw before making that call - but can only see the usual suspects winning:-

        1: Holland
        2: Spain
        3: Italy
        4: France

        Dark Horses - Russia, England could actually surprise but I doubt it with Woys Squad!

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. There are two settings: Let's say that Spain win their group as they will.

          1: Germany wins their group, then they will not face Spain in the semis. Meaning Netherlands will most likely.

          2: The other way around, with Germany being runner-up in their group.

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    4. 1)France
      2)Germany

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    5. 1)Germany
      2)Russia

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    6. 1. Germany
      2. Spain

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  5. Will Bolton, Blackburn or Wolves be straight back up?

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    1. Bolton only imo, and even that is not that likely.

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    2. Don't think any TBH. The 3 from last season finishing in the top 6 was more of a one off.

      The Championship is very underrated.

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    3. Bolton for me!

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  6. Ok regarding the Euro's.....who does everyone actually want to win?

    Germany for me!

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      1. This.

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    1. more important question is how long will you keep the formerly bit in your name, and what inspired you to change both name and grav?

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    2. I would want Sweden to win, but I believe Spain will win again.

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    3. Ireland of course! Outside of that Germany. They play the most entertaining stuff.

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      1. nah we don't want the Germans to be too confident before our World cup qualifiers do we? 😉

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    4. has to be The Netherlands

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    5. Italy. Germany. Denmark. Greece ...

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    1. god I hope the Portsmouth landlady court case brings down these figures.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Yeah, why the cash for Middlesborough?

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  7. Could Clint Hill be a bargain next season?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Could be off to Leeds! If not, he'll certainly be cheap but QPR are likely to strengthen over the summer and probably sign a replacement or 2 at the back

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      1. yeah especially as the likes of Traore, Taiwo and Onuoha were only on loan.

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        1. classic JK correcting only my lack of knowledge in a patronising way.

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          1. wasn't meant to be patronising. Was meant to be in agreement of you in terms of QPR strengthening at the back. I added the bit about the loans in to emphasise the point. Sorry dude.

            • 3 years, 1 month ago
            1. yeah man, wish there was a delete button. I regret saying that now. If I'd the same level of knowledge, I'd certainly be showing it off so no worries :)

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        2. Taiwo was a loan. Traore and Onuoha were permanent.

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      2. By the way Eoin, fantastic articles on the Euro teams, planning on more?

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        1. Probably won't bother doing one on Greece, considering most shrugged off what I did on the Czech due to FFS already getting there before me. Thanks for the kind words though, nice to see someone who actually gives a compliment or 2 round here insteaad of big headed guys (cough cough JK)

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          1. We shrugged off what you did, cause you invited us too, not because it was bad. I found it useful actually

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            1. that's nice to hear. Might put something together on the Greeks so, mainly because the research is helping me just a much as anyone else. I daresay that if Sir P might have left anything out, ill cover it.

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          2. MOAR articles! This 1-a-day from FFS is too slow for impatient me...

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              1. nope.

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                  1. nope, indeed.

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              2. *MOAR (its how the kids speak Doosra)

                • 3 years, 1 month ago
                1. Ahhh. That explains it. 😉

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                2. yup. different way of showing inflection in place of oblique or bolding text. :)

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            1. I wish I could do more than 1 a day but probably won't happen unfortunately. We'll see though

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              1. I'm off to throw something together, see you guys in a while

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                1. super-cool, mate...lookin forward to it.

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                  1. PS I loved your "Recovered Balls." Putting it on a spreadsheet ... :-)

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                  2. cheers. thats the tip of the iceberg for my spreadsheet for E12 prospects.

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          3. I definitely found it of value, really appreciated it, well written too.

            I would be interested in seeing more.

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    2. I would imagine that new signings will see him moved on/benched.

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    3. better picking benny

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    4. Hasnt he been linked with a move to leeds?

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  8. Total FPL have put up some good articles regarding EURO.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up!

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    2. Yeah, the community article feature is getting some good use over there. Think they might be introducing something like that on here soon

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    3. Shall I copy & paste it here for everyone to read? 😉

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        1. You are again thinking me as someone else? 😕

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  9. All this bargain defensive talk has got me genuinely excited about HooiVeld, he is like a budget Verm!!

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. if he goes to Tottenham I will be picking up Vertongen. 8 goals in 31 league games this season. A better version of Verm

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. How much you reckon he will be? I still think I'll end up with Kaboul.

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        1. depends if the FPL people have watched him before, if they have at least 6.5, if not maybe 6

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      2. Very true, I am hoping he might come to us (extremely unlikely I know)

        But on that note, Pardews priority for the summer is a goal scoring CB, so keep an eye out for that one

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. I was already surprised that he was speaking to Tottenham, he is supposed to be leaving for a big club. I don't see why Barca & Real aren't all over him

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  10. Anyone know why the Community Shield will be a Villa Park and not Wembley this time around?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. it is the day after the Olympic final

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      1. Yeah but Villa park? Are all the better stadiums being used by the Olympics

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        1. well OT I suppose would be 2nd choice and that is in use, as is Hillsborough. I believe Villas Part is the biggest stadium not in use for the Olympics beyond the groups.

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        2. well it can't be at Old Trafford or the Etihad. I guess they wanted somewhere nearer Manchester rather than London, although that probably doesn't suit the utd fans 😉

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
          1. ignore, for some reason I thought Man Utd would be playing in it. Carry on.

            • 3 years, 1 month ago
            1. They usually are ... 😉

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      2. Cheers

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    2. no idea, first I've heard of it. Could it be to do with the Olympics?

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    3. Olympic football final?

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  11. England 118 for 1. Strauss 56 n.o.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. I never even knew what a Doosra was until recently. That's how much I know about Cricket :)

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. BLIMEY. And now you know, are you enlightened? 😀

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        1. Yeah i'm all the better for knowing now :)

          What about the Teesra. Is that not better?

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          1. Well ... it is not actually clear that anybody has actually bowled one. Fine in theory, but ...

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  12. JK's watchlist for FLP 2012-13

    Keepers

    Green (if he stays and WHU come up)
    Foster
    Davis
    Ruddy
    Courtois (if he goes on loan to a PL club)
    Al-Habsi

    Defenders

    Harte
    Hooveld
    Vertonghen
    Vidic
    Lichaj
    Ridgewell
    Caulker

    Mids

    McClean
    Yaya
    Nolan
    Llalana
    Howson
    Hoolahan
    Cabaye
    Hazard
    Kagawa

    Forwards

    Aguero
    RvP
    Rooney
    Cisse
    Jelly
    Lambert
    Podolski
    Bent

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. You are missing Silva.

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      1. he will be too expensive IMO

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    2. Santon, Ben Arfa, VDV, Sigurdsson (esp if he joins a bigger club), Morrison, Pienaar, Mata, Suarez, Walcott, Boyce...

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  13. ESPN about to show four premier classics in a row :)

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  14. Afternoon all!

    Not been around these parts for a couple of weeks but hope you all had a good end to the FPL season. See most are looking to get their summer fantasy fix from the upcoming Euro's, never played an international/UCL type fantasy game before but reckon I will give it a go this time.

    I don’t know about you folks but I have to admit early attempts at constructing a team highlight how little I feel I actually know about european/international footballers, outside of the big names. It's kind of strange, I feel like an FPL novice all over again which is both excitingly different and somewhat disconcerting at the same time!

    Guess the pre-tournament friendlies should give us some indication of possible starting line-ups, along with whatever statistical research I can absorb and potential pearls of wisdom from the good old FFScouters. Never ever posted a RMT before but might actually have to at some point in the next couple of weeks.

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      1. Hey Doosra, thanks for the link. Had spotted the team/stats section from the game site and have been swotting up a bit this afternoon. Has proved pretty useful thus far I think.

        Am I right in thinking you're a hammer too? COYI for tomorrow if so!

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        1. Indeed!!! Will I see you there? :-)

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          1. I will indeed be there! Mate & I managed to get tickets but have quite a few friends that didn't which is a real shame, especially considering I heard Blackpool have got a lot of tickets they didn't sell. Just hope the boys don't let us down.....

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            1. Are you on the south side or the north? Cause the south side is freezing whatever the weather.

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  15. How many Messi's do Greece have?!

    TotalFPL say Giannis Fetfatzidis is the "Greek Messi" and FFS says Ninis!

    Which is it?

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    1. i'd say Fetfat is the more immediate "Messi"...Ninis is still a year or two away, imo.

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    2. Do they have any Greek Ronaldos?

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      1. Thats their weakness, all Messi and no Ronaldo.

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    3. Ah ok, thanks everyone, this did confuse me somewhat, thought they might be a team of world beaters! 😉

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  16. Are you guys loading up on Bayern players 2moro with a few Chelsea? Was thinking Cahill, Mata, Drogba and the rest Bayern.

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    1. Mata, Lamps, Bosingwa & Drogba

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      1. Neuer, Boateng, Contento, Ribery, Robben, Kroos, Muller & gomez

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    2. Neuer
      Lahm, Boateng, Cantana
      Schweinsteiger, Tymoshuck, Kroos, Ribbery, Robben
      Muller Gomez

      Is the Bayern 11. (names abused)

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      1. Will Can be playing?

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        1. Yep LB for suspended Alaba. Tymo is gonna have to play CB

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    3. neuer
      boatang cahill
      ribery robben kroos mata lamps
      gomez muller drogba

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    4. Cheers lads

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    5. Neuer

      Lahm
      Boateng

      Ribéry
      Schweinsteiger
      Robben
      Kroos
      Lampard

      Gomez
      Drogba
      Kalou

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  17. Kevin Davies and Sam Ricketts commit to Bolton - while several players are leaving the Reebok Stadium

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  18. RMUCLFFT Please -
    Cech
    Lahm Bosingwa Boateng
    Robben (C) Ribery Kroos Mata
    Gomez Drogba Muller
    Subs - Cahill
    On WC so can change anything.

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    1. id get lamps

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      1. instead of?

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        1. a defender imo can see both conceding

          my team is above that not saying its right but that what im going for..also cant believe you have w/c

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          1. your team is good as well, yeah can't believe I had it my self! :)

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  19. S.Taylor should get back to fitness and be a bargain price next season..

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  20. Moneybags Mancini hijacks Van Persie contract talks
    http://u.goal.com/186400/186495hp2.jpg

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  21. Anyone thinking of going 5 defenders for tomorrow's final?
    Valid strategy or do you see several goals?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. im going 2 5 3

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Probably common, hence my question... I also favour attack (usually) as I rather gain points during the game than lose them but just thinking of smth different, not many will score 6 pts (+ recovered balls)

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. not likely, probably 3-4-3 or 2-5-3, im seeing goals here with both having problems at the back.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. I know what u're saying, I am probably playing 3-4-3 too

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  22. EA sports PPi team of the year:
    hart
    simpson, kompany, lescott, evra
    silva, song, arteta, bale
    van persie, rooney

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  23. "French media feel Tottenham are closing in on signature of Loic Remy for around £14m. Would be very good signing IMO." - Graeme Balley via SKY

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. I haven't seen anything of Remy - what's he like? Who would you compare him to?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. kinda of a smallish, creative type with a good shot. maybe Carlito-light?

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. much more pacey than carlito

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
          1. therefore the light aye... :)

            • 3 years, 1 month ago
            1. 😉

              • 3 years, 1 month ago
          2. Yeah probably, Remy is fast! Wonder how he's rated in Fifa...

            • 3 years, 1 month ago
        2. yea tru. maybe Aguero-speed? anywho, he got 15g 6a in 39 starts last season. maybe he can be a younger, better Defoe for Spurs?

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
          1. On youtube highlight viewing (always a terrible way to judge a player but it will have to do) he reminds me of Suarez a bit, pacey, tricksy and can head also.

            • 3 years, 1 month ago
  24. Let me get this right with the McDs game:

    You're best having someone from the first 4 games as captain, yes? If that person doesn't do well, you just change the captinacy to someone else in your starting XI for the next day's games and the original captain goes back to normal points? You then repeat this again in day 3 and 4 if you want?

    Hence, it's best to have players on all 4 days?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. And with the bench, you should play, for exmaple, a greek defender on the starting XI ahead of say, Jelavic or whoever and then if the Greeks don't do owt, you put Jealvic in, and if the Greek gets a sheet and a goal, you leave him in? Can you captain someone who is originally set up on your bench. Yes, presumably?

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. You are correct,Sir

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Indeed, it's a MUST

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. From the Rules section on Subs "Players who are substituted out will score 0 points, the captain bonus will be lost from your original captain if a new captain is selected."

        Sorry for any strawberry pissing.

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. Kadlec or popadopoulos for captain?

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
    • 3 years, 1 month ago
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