October
05

Moneyball – Raheem Sterling

Filed under: Members - Posted by: Chris Glover

The term ‘Moneyball’ should not become a synonym for “obscure” as value can sometimes still be found in even the brightest of spotlights. Therefore, having highlighted some fringe Fantasy prospects in the first few entries in this series, we will turn our attention this week to somewhere well overdue some strong returns and Fantasy attention: Anfield.

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  1. Is mata and Torres this week overkill..

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Yes, overkilling the Norwich defense that is!

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. Not this week but next week probably

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    3. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      not even slightly

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    4. Norwich at home... definitely not.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  2. Any chance we will get city team news before the early kick off?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Not an hour and a quarter beforehand.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  3. Comparing HBA and Fellaini, who's the better choice for the next 5 weeks or so??
    On HBA for now, but EVE'e form could be a concern.

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Anyone else from those two teams that you currently have?

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. None from NEW! Have EVE cover in Baines and thinking of doing Fletcher > Jelly this week. It would then become a EVE triple!

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          1. Thanks Detective!! :D #hidden identity

            • 1 year, 10 months ago
      2. Next 2 fellaini becaue MUN and SUN especially is not a pretty fixture for HBA. But GW9 NEW have a good run, and a lot of good home games if you check. But it is possible to have both players and still do well.

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. Its this thought that put me off Bale last week and made me pay! Another alternative would be to do Santi > Bale and get him back for Fellaini next week or so.

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
  4. De Gea, Begovic
    Cole, Lescott, Hangeland, Clyne, Fabio
    Cazorla, Yaya Toure, Michu, Pienaar, Allen
    Torres, Defoe, Tevez

    Recommend 2 free transfers... 0.9 in bank

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Do one transfer: Yaya -> Mata

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. Surely Allen has to go, he isnt fantasy gold the role he plays although he would be decent in the sky game with all his passing. So transfers should be allen to sterling and then lescott to vertongen, city might get a clean sheet but theres no guarantee on who plays in it except hart and kompany.

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
  5. I think i'll save my transfer. Thoughts?

    Fed, Jaask
    Cuellar, Baines, Ridgewell, Saylor, Gunter
    Cazorla, Hazard, Dyer, McClean, Maloney
    Rvp, Tevez, Lambert

    Thanks

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      1. Jaask
        Baines, Gunter, Ridgewell
        Caz, Haz, Dyer, Maloney
        tevez, Rvp, Lambert (c)

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. Ridgewell might not be fine. Rest looks fine.

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
          1. Thanks lat

            • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. What's the injry news or expected return for Saylor and cellar

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. Saylor is out not sure about cuellar but i'm happy enough leaving them on the bench

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. Save for the international week mate. Unless you wanted to do Dyer or McClean to Sterling to free up some funds to upgrade the other next week.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  6. Alright, i think i am set for the weekend.

    Begovic
    Gibbs Baines Rafael
    Hazard(vc) Michu Yaya Pienaar
    Berbatov RVP(c) Tevez

    Jussi Sterling Clyne Gorkss

    Thoughts would be much appreciated lads.

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Not concerned bot a Berba 10 min cameo maybe?? Absolute beauty otherwise!

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. I reckon with injury concern he either starts or is not safe to play at all.

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. Team looks strong. Not tempted to go Yaya to Bale? I might be.

      On a different point, I have written your name as LateRiser, as in one who wakes up late, but I've seen others write it as Lateriser, as if you Laterise people. Is it the latter, as in "I laterised that b*tch"? That would be cooler than the way I wrote it . . .

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. Ha I read it as the latter. interesting.

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
      2. No cash to do that. FT already used. Its Late riser. One who wakes up late. Originally it was because i hit some form in the latter half of the season.

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
    3. Brave to start Bego..But i could see a 0-0 boring game written all over it. And who did ya capt in t20 ?

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. I fancy Arsenal to score, always. Captained Watto. Big mistake.

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. Gayle here..Gangnam style! :D

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  7. Who to captain out of this bad bunch?:
    Baines
    RVP
    Fellani
    Michu?

    cheers :)

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
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    1. RVP. Newcastle's defence is going to seem weaker...

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. michu
      i see him scorin a double!

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  8. goodbye Noble u feckwit... u will never grace my team again, even if u r on penalties ( not confirmed ) u have been one of my worst players from a ff perspective

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Sterling? Ramirez?

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. sterling

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. Haha I bet getting rid feels good :)

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. brilliant and even of he does get a penalty I couldn't give a flying feck

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    3. HAHA, I can't wait to get rid of him as well.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  9. Nolan OR Gervinho??

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. ID like both.

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  10. Lost on last page

    Your help on this would be really appreciated

    In your opinions which is the best combo to have for the next few weeks

    A Rafael and Sahin
    B Olsson and Duff
    C Jagielka and Nolan

    Rest of Team

    Schwarzer Al-Habsi

    Gibbs Demel Gunter Cuellar

    Michu Hazard Pienaar Guthrie

    RVP Ba Fletcher

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  11. which one to bench?

    Shawcross (liv), Demel (ARS), Hangeland (sou)

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  12. captain out of this 3..

    lambert
    jelavic
    torres

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Toss a coin between Jellyfish and Torres

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. That would depend on how many times you have been burnt by torres!!

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. If I had those players to chose from, I would go for Lambert (been burnt too many times by torres)

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
  13. I see the scout tweet about saylor and colo being confirmed out, but haven't seen anything of the sort from my normal toon tweets. Am I missing something?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. If its true, then as a toon fan and RVP denier I could be in for a very long day!!

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. neither played in the 3-0 win last night, i think its likely both will be out for MUN. Doesant look too good with williamson and perch against rooney and RVP. Will need a better showing from gutierrez back tracking and will rely on HBA and Ba to win.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. I'm hoping that the fact we didn't rest either perchinio or williamson, means that at least one of saylor or colo have a good chance of playing on sunday. But it could just as likely be because we simply don't have anyone else!!

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
  14. A little advice fellas:

    Mignolet(Fed)

    Rangel,Baines,Jenks(Cuellar,Gorkks)
    Bale,Michu,Haz,Fellaini,Gervinho
    Suarez,Jelavic(Fletcher)

    1. Who to put the armband on?
    2. Any changes in line-up?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Jelavic or Bale imo

      nope looks good

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  15. Hey guys, any advice on who I should bench this week with this team?

    Vorm (Begovic)
    Baines, Clyne, Skrtel, McAuley, Hangeland
    Kagawa, Sterling, Pinaar, Yaya, Cazorla
    Ba, Tevez, Graham

    Also, who should I captain? I'm thinking Yaya/Tevez, but I'm not sure ATM.

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Captain Ba. Expect goals in the game. Sterling on the bench for me!

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  16. What to choose:
    A) Bale, Cazorla, Mata, Silva in midfield
    or
    B) RVP as one of your forward?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. I think you could get RVP and still manage to get to three of those midfielders with decent fourth and fifth midfielder.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. Yes, I know - but I'm tempted to have all 4 :)

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  17. i know these two trannies are risky but could pay off heavily

    tevez > suarez & santi > bale. FREE

    what ya think
    ?

    REPOST BOTTOM OF LAST PAGE

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  18. who to captain out of bale defoe jelly haz and michu

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. bale
      jelly
      haz
      defoe
      michu

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  19. For anyone thinking of getting Gervinho in, I must say I'm all forehead!

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  20. Wej

    Mata or RVP captain... I'm so undecided

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. mata if i had him

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    2. mata

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  21. Pratik what transfer do you suggest for this week?? Just want your thoughts as I have 2FT

    Im off to class but feel free to drop me an email, ill post it on UEFA site.

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  22. A little advice fellas:

    Mignolet(Fed)

    Rangel,Baines,Jenks(Cuellar,Gorkks)

    Bale,Michu,Haz,Fellaini,Gervinho

    Jelavic,Suarez(Fletch)

    1. Armband?
    2. Any line-up changes?

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  23. I’m doing soooooooo badly this year, its shameful…..
    Thinking of wildcarding this week…wouldn’t usually use it so early, but desperate times and all that.
    What do you guys think to this?-

    Foster
    Ivanovic, Rangel, Baines
    Bale, Fellaini, Hazard C?, Ramirez
    RVP, Lambert, Vas Te

    Mccarthy, Demel, Clyne

    Is this a goer do you think?? Or will I fall even further down the leagues of shame….

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Thats a good looking team. I have 9 of those players and I've been doing pretty good. Id say go for it if you feel you are that far behind.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  24. Who should I start?

    Ba home-MUN
    or
    Sterling home-STK

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  25. whotocaptain@!!!!

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