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, 11 months ago
    1. Yaya. Both Rangel and Hughes look nice this week.

      • 2 years, 11 months ago
  2. Ohh, Berba fit, I hope he saves it for next week 😕

    • 2 years, 11 months ago
    1. My front line is looking grand for this weekend 😀

      Cue, 8pts between them :(

      • 2 years, 11 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 😎

        • 2 years, 11 months ago
        1. whats your team going to look like?

          • 2 years, 11 months ago
            • 2 years, 11 months ago
            1. 😀

              • 2 years, 11 months ago
  3. This is my team:
    Begovic Foster
    Ivanovic/ Baines/Davies/Fonte/ _____

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

    • 2 years, 11 months ago
    1. Wilson gives you the same amount left in the bank 😉 Go for Wilson.

      • 2 years, 11 months ago
  4. Who to bench Iva or yaya??

    • 2 years, 11 months ago
      • 2 years, 11 months ago
      1. yup. +1

        • 2 years, 11 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
  7. Asked this earlier but Internet went down :(.

    A) Sterling and Ben Arfa


    B) Michu and Nolan

    For part of my WC team.

    • 2 years, 11 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, 11 months ago
    1. Actually thinking about it, I'll probably play Lowton, anyway.

      • 2 years, 11 months ago

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Gameweek 8

  • Adrián
  • Francis
  • Dann
  • Kolarov
  • Ritchie
  • De Bruyne
  • Payet
  • Hoolahan
  • Hazard
  • Vardy
  • Aguero
  • Amavi
  • Barkley
  • Gestede

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Last updated: 30 Sep, 2015 8:21am
Player Club Factors
No Change Myhill WBA B, Vs, Rest
No Change Butland STO B, Vs
No Change Begovic CHE C, Vs
Down Hart MCI B, Vs, Inj
No Change De Gea MUN B, VsX
No Change Fabianski SWA B, Vs
Up Cech ARS C, Vs
Up Stekelenburg SOT A


Last updated: 6 Oct, 2015 12:22pm
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No Change Dawson WBA B, Vs
Up Bellerín ARS A
No Change Naughton SWA C, Vs
No Change Azpilicueta CHE C, Vs
Up Cédric Soares SOT A, Rest
Up Janmaat NEW B, Vs, Inj
Up Dann CPL C
No Change Martin NOR B
Down Dier TOT A, Sus
Down Cresswell WHM B
Down Francis BOU C


Last updated: 5 Oct, 2015 12:37pm
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Up De Bruyne MCI A, Vs
Up Mane SOT A
Down Mahrez LEI A, Vs, Rest
No Change Payet WHM A
Up Mata MUN A, VsX
No Change André Ayew SWA C, Vs
No Change Hazard CHE C, Vs
Up Walcott ARS B, Rest
Up Barkley EVE A
Down Y Touré MCI B, Vs, Inj
No Change Bolasie CPL C
Up Coutinho LIV C, VsX
Up Lamela TOT B
Up Lens SUN C, Vs, Sus


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No Change Aguero MCI C, Vs
No Change Vardy LEI A, £
Up Pellè SOT B
No Change Martial MUN A, VsX
Up Lukaku EVE B
No Change Ighalo WAT A, £
Down Gomis SWA C
No Change Sakho WHM B
No Change Kane TOT C
No Change Berahino WBA B, Vs

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Jones SUN 4
Dele Alli TOT 4
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