October
19

Moneyball – Marc Wilson

Filed under: Members - Posted by: Chris Glover

If ever there was a team to scrutinize for a Moneyball piece, it is Stoke. They’re unfashionable and uninspiring with a reported philosophy that is about as far from Fantasy Football as one can get. Such characteristics, though, give us an opportunity to find value, and it is to the Britannia where we’ll turn our attention this week.

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  1. Who to bench of Rangel/Hughes/Yaya?

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
    1. Yaya. Both Rangel and Hughes look nice this week.

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
  2. Ohh, Berba fit, I hope he saves it for next week :?

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
    1. My front line is looking grand for this weekend :D

      Cue, 8pts between them :(

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
      1. RVP/Ba/Berba for me after this week, seriously can't wait until I do my next 3 transfers, my teams gonna look deeeeesunt :cool:

        • 2 years, 2 months ago
        1. whats your team going to look like?

          • 2 years, 2 months ago
          1. deeeeesunt

            • 2 years, 2 months ago
              • 2 years, 2 months ago
  3. This is my team:
    Begovic Foster
    Ivanovic/ Baines/Davies/Fonte/ _____
    Bale/Cazorla/Nolan/Michu/Sterling
    RVP/Lambert/Ba

    I have 6.5 to spend, who is the best option to fill in the blank?
    a)Vert
    b)Rafael
    c)Hughes (with lot of cash in bank)
    d)Wilson
    e)Others (please state your choice thank you :) )

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
    1. Wilson gives you the same amount left in the bank ;) Go for Wilson.

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
  4. Who to bench Iva or yaya??

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
      • 2 years, 2 months ago
      1. yup. +1

        • 2 years, 2 months ago
  5. Who to transfer out to bring Berbatov in?

    A) Fletcher
    B) Aguero

    No other sunderland or city in team FWIW

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
  6. Struggling for inspiration this week, team is:

    Begovic (Ruddy)
    Davies, Baines, Vermaelen, Demel (Clarke)
    Morrison, Hazard, Bale, (Guthrie, Fellaini)
    Aguero, Suarez, Fletcher

    Thinking Fletcher and Fellaini out for Giroud and Nolan or just Fellaini to Gervinho. Very indecisive at moment - help needed! Took Cazorla out for Bale last GW and now worried not having any attacking coverage against them. Who's likely to be attacking line-up?

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
  7. Asked this earlier but Internet went down :(.

    A) Sterling and Ben Arfa

    Or

    B) Michu and Nolan

    For part of my WC team.

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
  8. Any news on Liam Ridgewell? I'll have Gibbs out and Ridgewell a doubt, so may need to bring a defender in, if any more drop like a hotpot.

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
    1. Actually thinking about it, I'll probably play Lowton, anyway.

      • 2 years, 2 months ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 17

  • Lloris
  • Zabaleta
  • Ivanovic
  • Cresswell
  • Sánchez
  • Eriksen
  • Y Touré
  • Downing
  • Bony
  • van Persie
  • Austin
  • Evans
  • Nasri
  • Carroll

Fixture Ticker

The Watchlist

Goalkeepers

Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 1:25pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hart MCI A, Vs
Up McGregor HUL B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B, Vs
Up Green QPR B, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN A
Up De Gea MUN A
No Change Fabianski SWA B
Up Adrián WHM B

Defenders

Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 12:51am
Player Club Factors
Up Zabaleta MCI B, Vs, Rest
Down Ivanovic CHE B
Down Baines EVE C
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Up Davies TOT C, Vs, Rest, £
Up Janmaat NEW B, VsX, Inj
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Down Hutton AVL B, Vs, £, Sus
No Change Taylor SWA B
Up Chester HUL C, Vs, VsX
Up Evans MUN B, Vs

Midfielders

Last updated: 17 Dec, 2014 1:40pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS A, VsX, OoP
Up Y Touré MCI B, Vs, Sus
Up Downing WHM A
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Nasri MCI A, Vs, Inj
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, Vs
Up Sterling LIV C, Vs
No Change Bolasie CPL A, VsX
Down Oscar CHE B, VsX
Up Fer QPR B, Vs
Up Sissoko NEW B, Vs, VsX

Forwards

Last updated: 20 Dec, 2014 10:12am
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE B
No Change Bony SWA A, Vs
Up Austin QPR A, Vs
Up van Persie MUN A
Up Kane TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Sakho WHM B, Rest, £
Up Giroud ARS B, VsX
Up Benteke AVL B, Vs
Down Rooney MUN B, Inj, OoP
Up Carroll WHM B
Up Cissé NEW A, Vs
No Change Pellè SOT C

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
Cazorla ARS 4
Oxlade-Chamberlain ARS 4
Agbonlahor AVL 4
Boyd BRN 4
Marney BRN 4
Chamakh CPL 4
Besic EVE 4
Naismith EVE 4
Chester HUL 4
Robertson HUL 4
Moore LEI 4
Vardy LEI 4
Balotelli LIV 4
Gerrard LIV 4
Skrtel LIV 4
Kompany MCI 4
Mangala MCI 4
Y Touré MCI 4
Fer QPR 4
Clyne SOT 4
Mane SOT 4
Mame Biram Diouf STO 4
Shawcross STO 4
Wilson STO 4
Gómez SUN 4
O'Shea SUN 4
Ki SWA 4
Williams SWA 4
Mason TOT 4
Dorrans WBA 4
Tomkins WHM 4

“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.”

Yaya Toure Manchester City midfielder