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, 3 days ago
    1. Yaya. Both Rangel and Hughes look nice this week.

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
  2. Ohh, Berba fit, I hope he saves it for next week :?

    • 2 years, 3 days ago
    1. My front line is looking grand for this weekend :D

      Cue, 8pts between them :(

      • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
        1. whats your team going to look like?

          • 2 years, 3 days ago
          1. deeeeesunt

            • 2 years, 3 days ago
              • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    1. Wilson gives you the same amount left in the bank ;) Go for Wilson.

      • 2 years, 3 days ago
  4. Who to bench Iva or yaya??

    • 2 years, 3 days ago
      • 2 years, 3 days ago
      1. yup. +1

        • 2 years, 3 days ago
  5. Who to transfer out to bring Berbatov in?

    A) Fletcher
    B) Aguero

    No other sunderland or city in team FWIW

    • 2 years, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 3 days ago
    1. Actually thinking about it, I'll probably play Lowton, anyway.

      • 2 years, 3 days 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: 22 Oct, 2014 8:17am
Player Club Factors
No Change Forster SOT A, Vs
Up Lloris TOT B, Vs
Up Howard EVE B, Vs
No Change Szczesny ARS C, Vs
Up Adrián WHM B
Up Guzan AVL B
Down Schmeichel LEI B, Vs
No Change Mignolet LIV C
Up Foster WBA C
Down Heaton BRN C, £

Defenders

Last updated: 22 Oct, 2014 8:19am
Player Club Factors
No Change Baines EVE A, Vs
No Change Bertrand SOT A, Vs
No Change Ivanovic CHE B
Up Chambers ARS C, £
Up Kaboul TOT B, Vs
Up Vlaar AVL
Down Tomkins WHM B, Inj
Up Robertson HUL B, VsX
No Change Lovren LIV C, Vs
Down Schlupp LEI B, Rest, OoP, £
Up Kompany MCI B
Up Dawson WBA B
Down Shawcross STO B
Down Trippier BRN B

Midfielders

Last updated: 21 Oct, 2014 12:16pm
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 Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Hazard CHE B, VsX
Up Mane SOT B, Vs
Up Henderson LIV B, Vs
Down Silva MCI B
No Change Puncheon CPL B
No Change Milner MCI B, Rest, £

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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