Out of his pajamas and back in the studio, Granville and I reconvene after another dull international break to resume ScoutCast duties.

Arsenal’s new playmaker dominates, with the pair of us coveting Santi Cazorla’s charms and competing for his affections, whilst, in the back of our minds, wondering if we’re being taken in.

Robin Van Persie also gets some oxygen – don’t worry, that’s not oxygen treatment – he’s just the subject of this week’s discussion as we chew the fat on the “essential” debate that appears to rage on as the Gamweek’s roll by. The regulars all find their place amongst the merriment, as heat is turned up on the mini-league and mini-game struggle between myself and Mancunian magic man.

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  1. Help please!!! Ba, Jelly or Giroud?

    Current team
    Bego/Foster
    Baines/Cueller/STaylor/Demel/Clyne
    Bale/HBA/Cazorla/Nolan/Sterling
    RVP/Fletcher

    • 2 years, 1 day ago
      • 2 years, 1 day ago
      1. or HBA to Peanut
        then BA

        • 2 years, 1 day ago
  2. Pratik if you're still about, could we start a Doubles league? Starting maybe GW10. I quite enjoy listening to the scoutcast combined team bit, and would fancy it as well.

    • 2 years, 1 day ago
    1. Nice idea!!!

      So everyone pairs up and manages a separate team together?

      • 2 years, 1 day ago
      1. It worked well with the Euro's so I say go for it.

        • 2 years, 1 day ago
  3. Po!

    I guess I am the only one naive to keep Gerrard as my captain...eh?!?!?!

    • 2 years, 1 day ago
    1. Po!

      Damn you new post...!!!...moving on there...

      • 2 years, 1 day ago
      1. Po!

        Damn you firewall at office...!!

        • 2 years, 1 day ago
  4. repost shame from previous page....

    Worth doing any transfers to this lot? Options I’m considering are:

    a) Tevez -> Berba (leaves enough for Michu -> Santi, or Suarez -> Aguero next week)

    b) Tevez -> Giroud (leaves enough for Michu & Suarez -> Santi & Ba (or Walters & Aguero) next week for a hit)

    c) Save the transfer and do Michu & Suarez -> Santi & Berba next week for free.

    Jaask, (Fed)
    Baines, Hughes, Cuellar, (McCartney), (Clyne)
    Bale, Barfa, Michu, Pienaar, (Guthrie)
    RVP(c), Suarez, Tevez
    Bank 0.5m, 1 freebie

    • 2 years, 1 day ago
  5. May I make a bold statement?

    ... Thanks.

    At some point this season there will be a Jonjo Shelvey bandwagon.

    (Please enter mocking comments below)

    • 2 years, 1 day ago
    1. Definitely. But not a very big one.

      • 2 years, 1 day ago
  6. Gone with Jelavic (C) ahead of RVP..Anyone punting on the Croat?

    • 2 years, 1 day ago
  7. Do you have any informations on fellaini injury?

    • 2 years, 1 day ago
  8. @ESPNFC on Twitter:

    "The jolly green giants are coming to play against us tomorrow," said Sir Alex Ferguson at his press conference ahead the Stoke game.

    • 2 years, 1 day ago
  9. Is Bent finished at Villa as far as Lambert is concerned?

    • 2 years, 1 day ago
    1. Is Lambert finished at Southampton as far as Adkins is concerned?

      (Doesn't look good for Bent)

      • 2 years, 8 hours ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 8

  • Adrián
  • Ivanovic
  • Baines
  • Bertrand
  • Sterling
  • Fábregas
  • Downing
  • Tadic
  • Cissé
  • Aguero
  • Welbeck
  • Azpilicueta
  • Lampard
  • Pellè

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 20 Oct, 2014 1:16pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Forster SOT A, Vs
Up Adrián WHM B, Vs
Up Howard EVE B, Vs
No Change Szczesny ARS C, Vs
Up Lloris TOT B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B
No Change Mignolet LIV C, Vs
Down Schmeichel LEI B, Vs, £
Down Heaton BRN C, £
No Change Begovic STO B

Defenders

Last updated: 20 Oct, 2014 1:17pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Baines EVE A, Vs
No Change Bertrand SOT A, Vs
No Change Ivanovic CHE B, VsX
Up Chambers ARS C, Vs, £
Up Kaboul TOT B, Vs
Down Tomkins WHM B, Vs, Inj
Up Schlupp LEI B, Vs, Rest, OoP, £
Up Robertson HUL B, VsX
No Change Lovren LIV C, Vs
Up Kompany MCI B
Up Dawson WBA B
Down Shawcross STO B
Down Taylor SWA B, VsX, £
Down Trippier BRN B

Midfielders

Last updated: 20 Oct, 2014 1:19pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Sterling LIV A, Vs
No Change Tadic SOT A, Vs
No Change Di María MUN A, VsX
Up Sánchez ARS A, Vs, Rest
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, VsX
No Change Fábregas CHE A, VsX
Up Chadli TOT B, Inj
Up Downing WHM B, Vs, £
Up Mane SOT B, Vs
Up Hazard CHE B, VsX
Up Henderson LIV B, Vs
Down Silva MCI B
No Change Puncheon CPL B
No Change Milner MCI B, Rest, £
No Change Moses STO B, Vs, Inj, £

Forwards

Last updated: 20 Oct, 2014 1:20pm
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Pellè SOT A, Vs
Down Diego Costa CHE A, VsX, Inj
No Change Welbeck ARS A, Vs, Inj
Up Falcao MUN B, VsX
Up Sakho WHM A, Vs, £
Up Berahino WBA A, £
Down Ulloa LEI B, Vs, £
Up Naismith EVE B, Vs, £
No Change Bony SWA B, VsX
Up Cissé NEW A

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Bardsley STO 4
Reid WHM 4
Diego Costa CHE 3
Fábregas CHE 3
Barry EVE 3
Naismith EVE 3
Robertson HUL 3
Moore LEI 3
Moreno LIV 3
Fernandinho MCI 3
Y Touré MCI 3
Dunne QPR 3
Henry QPR 3
Pellè SOT 3
Schneiderlin SOT 3
Mame Biram Diouf STO 3
Cattermole SUN 3
Dorrans WBA 3
Gardner WBA 3

“Last year was quite open for me, I was in good positions, but I was quite lucky because I was getting free kicks and some penalties as well.”

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