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Moneyball – Raheem Sterling

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. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 2 months ago

    Is mata and Torres this week overkill..

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    1. pjomara
        4 years, 2 months ago

        Yes, overkilling the Norwich defense that is!

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      • Declan-
          4 years, 2 months ago

          Not this week but next week probably

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        • Az - SA Ravers (C)
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          4 years, 2 months ago

          not even slightly

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        • Joga Bonito®
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          4 years, 2 months ago

          Norwich at home... definitely not.

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      • Lateriser 12
          4 years, 2 months ago

          Any chance we will get city team news before the early kick off?

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          1. pjomara
              4 years, 2 months ago

              Not an hour and a quarter beforehand.

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          2. Van The Man
              4 years, 2 months ago

              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.

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              1. Lateriser 12
                  4 years, 2 months ago

                  Anyone else from those two teams that you currently have?

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                  1. Van The Man
                      4 years, 2 months ago

                      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. Lateriser 12
                          4 years, 2 months ago

                          HBA then 🙂

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                          1. Van The Man
                              4 years, 2 months ago

                              Thanks Detective!! 😀 #hidden identity

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                        • MrFlibbles
                            4 years, 2 months ago

                            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.

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                            1. Van The Man
                                4 years, 2 months ago

                                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.

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                        • "The Special One"
                            4 years, 2 months ago

                            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

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                            1. BoomBoomShacktheroom
                                4 years, 2 months ago

                                Do one transfer: Yaya -> Mata

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                                1. MrFlibbles
                                    4 years, 2 months ago

                                    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.

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                              • Declan-
                                  4 years, 2 months ago

                                  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. Lateriser 12
                                      4 years, 2 months ago

                                      Starting xi?

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                                      1. Declan-
                                          4 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                          1. Lateriser 12
                                              4 years, 2 months ago

                                              Ridgewell might not be fine. Rest looks fine.

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                                              1. Declan-
                                                  4 years, 2 months ago

                                                  Thanks lat

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                                          2. A.D.D
                                              4 years, 2 months ago

                                              What's the injry news or expected return for Saylor and cellar

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                                              1. Declan-
                                                  4 years, 2 months ago

                                                  Saylor is out not sure about cuellar but i'm happy enough leaving them on the bench

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                                              2. Joga Bonito®
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                                                4 years, 2 months ago

                                                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.

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                                            • Lateriser 12
                                                4 years, 2 months ago

                                                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.

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                                                1. Van The Man
                                                    4 years, 2 months ago

                                                    Not concerned bot a Berba 10 min cameo maybe?? Absolute beauty otherwise!

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                                                    1. Eunuch Jelly
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                                                      4 years, 2 months ago

                                                      I reckon with injury concern he either starts or is not safe to play at all.

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                                                  • Eunuch Jelly
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                                                    4 years, 2 months ago

                                                    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 . . .

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                                                    1. Joga Bonito®
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                                                      4 years, 2 months ago

                                                      Ha I read it as the latter. interesting.

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                                                    2. Lateriser 12
                                                        4 years, 2 months ago

                                                        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.

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                                                    3. Aditya -Bastia FTW!
                                                        4 years, 2 months ago

                                                        Brave to start Bego..But i could see a 0-0 boring game written all over it. And who did ya capt in t20 ?

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                                                        1. Lateriser 12
                                                            4 years, 2 months ago

                                                            I fancy Arsenal to score, always. Captained Watto. Big mistake.

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                                                            1. Aditya -Bastia FTW!
                                                                4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                Gayle here..Gangnam style! 😀

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                                                                1. Lateriser 12
                                                                    4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                    Nice 😀

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                                                          • EoinM
                                                              4 years, 2 months ago

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

                                                              cheers 🙂

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                                                              1. Lateriser 12
                                                                  4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                  RVP.

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                                                                • BoomBoomShacktheroom
                                                                    4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                    RVP. Newcastle's defence is going to seem weaker...

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                                                                  • Soccaholic
                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      michu
                                                                      i see him scorin a double!

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                                                                  • Old School - Absinthe makes…
                                                                      4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                      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

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                                                                      1. Lateriser 12
                                                                          4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                          Sterling? Ramirez?

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                                                                          1. Old School - Absinthe makes…
                                                                              4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                              sterling

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                                                                          2. ★FC Borecelona★
                                                                              4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                              Haha I bet getting rid feels good 🙂

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                                                                              1. Old School - Absinthe makes…
                                                                                  4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                  brilliant and even of he does get a penalty I couldn't give a flying feck

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                                                                                  1. ★FC Borecelona★
                                                                                      4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                      😀

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                                                                                • Joga Bonito®
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                                                                                  4 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                                                              2. Drizz
                                                                                  4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                  Nolan OR Gervinho??

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                                                                                  1. Kostja
                                                                                      4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                      ID like both.

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                                                                                  2. ★FC Borecelona★
                                                                                      4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                      SCOUTPICKS!

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                                                                                    • Pap Le Cissier - another po…
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                                                                                      4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                      New post

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                                                                                    • royals forever
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                                                                                      4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                      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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                                                                                    • Lardy
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                                                                                      4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                      which one to bench?

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

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                                                                                    • neoclubber
                                                                                        4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                        captain out of this 3..

                                                                                        lambert
                                                                                        jelavic
                                                                                        torres

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                                                                                        1. royals forever
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                                                                                          4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                          Toss a coin between Jellyfish and Torres

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                                                                                        2. China Mag
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                                                                                          4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                          That would depend on how many times you have been burnt by torres!!

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                                                                                          1. China Mag
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                                                                                            4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                            If I had those players to chose from, I would go for Lambert (been burnt too many times by torres)

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                                                                                      • China Mag
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                                                                                        4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                        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?

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                                                                                        1. China Mag
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                                                                                          4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                          If its true, then as a toon fan and RVP denier I could be in for a very long day!!

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                                                                                        2. MrFlibbles
                                                                                            4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                            1. China Mag
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                                                                                              4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                              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!!

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                                                                                        3. cheweydewey
                                                                                            4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                            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?

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                                                                                            1. ajay_kl +42
                                                                                                4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                Jelavic or Bale imo

                                                                                                nope looks good

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                                                                                            2. DannyBoy104
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                                                                                              4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                              1. Van The Man
                                                                                                  4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                  Captain Ba. Expect goals in the game. Sterling on the bench for me!

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                                                                                              2. Terry Butcher's sneake…
                                                                                                  4 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                                                                                  1. Van The Man
                                                                                                      4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                      I think you could get RVP and still manage to get to three of those midfielders with decent fourth and fifth midfielder.

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                                                                                                      1. Terry Butcher's sneake…
                                                                                                          4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                          Yes, I know - but I'm tempted to have all 4 🙂

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                                                                                                    • Van Dal
                                                                                                        4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                      • lilmessipran
                                                                                                          4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                          who to captain out of bale defoe jelly haz and michu

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                                                                                                          1. Van Dal
                                                                                                              4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                              bale
                                                                                                              jelly
                                                                                                              haz
                                                                                                              defoe
                                                                                                              michu

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                                                                                                          2. Crouch Potato!
                                                                                                              4 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                                                                                              1. Eunuch Jelly
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                                                                                                                4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                Hee.

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                                                                                                            • Wej
                                                                                                                4 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                                                                                                1. Kagawa-san-mia
                                                                                                                    4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                    mata if i had him

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                                                                                                                  • La Roja
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                                                                                                                    4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                    mata

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                                                                                                                2. Acquafresca
                                                                                                                    4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                  • cheweydewey
                                                                                                                      4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                    • cocoloco
                                                                                                                        4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                        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….

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                                                                                                                        1. Ruxin
                                                                                                                            4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                        2. Ruxin
                                                                                                                            4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                            Who should I start?

                                                                                                                            Ba home-MUN
                                                                                                                            or
                                                                                                                            Sterling home-STK

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                                                                                                                          • TheAcestarr
                                                                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                              whotocaptain@!!!!

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                                                                                                                              1. TheAcestarr
                                                                                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                  who??

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