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..

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Yes, overkilling the Norwich defense that is!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Not this week but next week probably

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      not even slightly

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. Norwich at home... definitely not.

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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Not an hour and a quarter beforehand.

      • 2 years, 1 month 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.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Anyone else from those two teams that you currently have?

      • 2 years, 1 month 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!

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
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          1. Thanks Detective!! :D #hidden identity

            • 2 years, 1 month 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.

        • 2 years, 1 month 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.

          • 2 years, 1 month 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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Do one transfer: Yaya -> Mata

      • 2 years, 1 month 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.

        • 2 years, 1 month 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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
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      1. Jaask
        Baines, Gunter, Ridgewell
        Caz, Haz, Dyer, Maloney
        tevez, Rvp, Lambert (c)

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Ridgewell might not be fine. Rest looks fine.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. Thanks lat

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. What's the injry news or expected return for Saylor and cellar

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Saylor is out not sure about cuellar but i'm happy enough leaving them on the bench

        • 2 years, 1 month 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.

      • 2 years, 1 month 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.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Not concerned bot a Berba 10 min cameo maybe?? Absolute beauty otherwise!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. I reckon with injury concern he either starts or is not safe to play at all.

        • 2 years, 1 month 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 . . .

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Ha I read it as the latter. interesting.

        • 2 years, 1 month 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.

        • 2 years, 1 month 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 ?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. I fancy Arsenal to score, always. Captained Watto. Big mistake.

        • 2 years, 1 month 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 :)

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. RVP. Newcastle's defence is going to seem weaker...

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. michu
      i see him scorin a double!

      • 2 years, 1 month 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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Sterling? Ramirez?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. sterling

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Haha I bet getting rid feels good :)

      • 2 years, 1 month 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.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  9. Nolan OR Gervinho??

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. ID like both.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  10. SCOUTPICKS!

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  11. 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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  12. which one to bench?

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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  13. captain out of this 3..

    lambert
    jelavic
    torres

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Toss a coin between Jellyfish and Torres

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

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

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  14. 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?

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

      • 2 years, 1 month 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.

      • 2 years, 1 month 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!!

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  15. 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?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Jelavic or Bale imo

      nope looks good

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  16. 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.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Captain Ba. Expect goals in the game. Sterling on the bench for me!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  17. What to choose:
    A) Bale, Cazorla, Mata, Silva in midfield
    or
    B) RVP as one of your forward?

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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Yes, I know - but I'm tempted to have all 4 :)

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  18. 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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  19. who to captain out of bale defoe jelly haz and michu

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. bale
      jelly
      haz
      defoe
      michu

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

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  21. Wej

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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. mata if i had him

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. mata

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  22. 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.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  23. 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?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  24. 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….

    • 2 years, 1 month 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.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  25. Who should I start?

    Ba home-MUN
    or
    Sterling home-STK

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  26. whotocaptain@!!!!

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