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The ScoutCast – Episode Eighty Five – Kolarluv

Aleks Kolarov is a legend around these parts. Two seasons ago I backed the Serbian to shine, only to be left eggy faced as he City man huffed and puffed without impact. Now he’s back and this time it’s personal.

Having crashed the party with a 20-point haul in his last Etihad encounter, Kolarov is being lined up for a start this weekend and even Granville’s taking notice. Having ridiculed my affections for the player and gloried in his failings, the Mancunian has got himself a crush and he’s struggling to fight it off.

This week’s ScoutCast features a lot of Kolarlove, along with the supporting cast of regulars as Granville steals a mini-league march and starts to sound cocky.

Listen in on the Serbian swooning via this link, or stream the episode via the handy player below…

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      3 years, 6 months ago

      Morning chaps....
      Looks like another defensive crisis on my hands

      Baines
      Saylor (maybe rested)
      Demel (out)
      Clyne
      Gunter (dropped)

      Worth a hit to get another one in??
      I have Begovic in goal

      I'd love a punt on Kolarov, but not really in a position for punts
      3 mil ish spare

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      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          3 years, 6 months ago

          Options......
          City
          Everton
          Double Stoke?
          Gorkss to keep price down?

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        • GreenWindmill
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          3 years, 6 months ago

          Is this for a hit?

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          1. GreenWindmill
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            3 years, 6 months ago

            Argh, ignore me, just read it properly!

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          2. HuttonDressedasLahm
              3 years, 6 months ago

              Yep. Is no Saylor then I'm screwed! Even with Clyne is my third!

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              1. floydy_floyd
                  3 years, 6 months ago

                  Could you shoe horn in Jonny Evans?

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            • GreenWindmill
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              3 years, 6 months ago

              I'd expect Saylor to come back in personally (although that's purely personal opinion, not based on anything solid) so I'd be inclined to ride out the storm this week then sort out Gunter next week.

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          3. cuterandy
              3 years, 6 months ago

              will aguero start against swansea?

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              1. floydy_floyd
                  3 years, 6 months ago

                  60/40 with Balo to partner Tevez I would say. But thats just little old me..

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                • HuttonDressedasLahm
                    3 years, 6 months ago

                    Yes IMO. Mancini is on thin ice, and they don't have a game for another week

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                • Corkyote FFS CWC Champion 2…
                    3 years, 6 months ago

                    Quick sanity check, thinking A Cole to Huth to allow upgrade of Noble or Michu next week. Good plan?

                    Beg
                    Hangeland Gorkss Baines
                    Michu Mata Cazorla Sterling
                    Suarez Tevez Berba

                    A Cole, Rafael, Noble

                    1.5M and 1FT

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                    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                        3 years, 6 months ago

                        Yep, seems sensible to me

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                    2. Back on the horse
                        3 years, 6 months ago

                        I made my transfer last Saturday pm: Michu -> Pienaar.

                        Skillz

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                        1. GreenWindmill
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                          3 years, 6 months ago

                          Seriously? You could be a case study in why early transfers can be a kick in the nuts. Unlucky :(

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                          1. floydy_floyd
                              3 years, 6 months ago

                              I wouldnt say unlucky, more foolish as Pienaar hadnt even played yet.

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                            • Back on the horse
                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                nah it was due to price rises. still a good long term move.

                                If anything I should be a case study for awesomeness

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                            • SportsGuy - GetRitchieOrDie…
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                              3 years, 6 months ago

                              i made three transfares last saturday PM:
                              hazard suarez and michu out
                              mata aguero and walters in

                              4 point hit.
                              had to be done...

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                            • floydy_floyd
                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                taxi..

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                              • Rodders
                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                  can't teach that stuff

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                                  1. Back on the horse
                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                      this time next year, Rodders....

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                                • RenNy
                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                    Foster (new) or Federici (FUL) to start?

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                                    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                        Foster. I still don't think Fed will start. He was useless don't forget!

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                                        1. RenNy
                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                            Yeah I haven`t forgotten that. :)

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                                        2. GreenWindmill
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                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                          Doesn't sound like Federici is necessarily going to play this weekend. I'd start him but expect Foster to be subbed in.

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                                          1. RenNy
                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                              Cheers for the reply.

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                                        3. GreenWindmill
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                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                          Lallana or Walters for a transfer in this week?

                                          Comparison tool says Lallana in most areas but Walters comes out on top when looking at goal threat. Anyone have any pertinent observations?

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                                          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                              Walters. On fixtures and he's on pens
                                              Just don't watch any Stoke games though!

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                                              1. GreenWindmill
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                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                Southampton fixtures are just as nice really, pens would be the deciding factor but that's essentially ALL Walters offers - without them he's utterly pointless (literally :) )

                                                Hmm, I think I just hate the anti-flair that is Walters.

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                                            • roscola
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                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                              Stoke score so few goals that I find it hard to imagine that threat turning into actual goals

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                                              1. GreenWindmill
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                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                This is true, I'm being swayed by the fact he did pretty well for me the first half of last season 😕

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                                                1. roscola
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                                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                                  I think, like you, I have an unfair bias against the anti-flair of stoke. When ditchwater calms down it will become as dull as them

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                                          2. The Kolarov Love
                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                              i know this sounds desperate.

                                              But do i play Guthrie?

                                              I will then have two Reading players in my team(Gorkks too), which i am not comfortable with (monetary issues).

                                              My alternative is to play Rangel. Peanut suspended/ Demel out.

                                              What should i do...

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                                              1. .Nick
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                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                Play Guthrie and hope that he plays far forward. He'll get you more points than Rangel this week anyway IMO.

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                                            • kjhalani84
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                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                              Need help lads, WC week:

                                              Option A:

                                              AGUERO/KOLAROV/NELSEN + 0.3 bank

                                              Option B:

                                              DEFOE/LESCOTT/HUGHES + 2.5 bank
                                              ??????????????????????????????????

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                                              1. TorresMagic™
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                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                Try another combo.

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                                            • Nitin
                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                @TuftyMUFC
                                                Kagawa out for 3-4 weeks.

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                                                1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                    Nani FTW!

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                                                2. Lateriser12
                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                    New post lads.

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                                                    1. Doosra - A☭Noble☭Grape
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                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                      Feck. Typical! 😆

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                                                  • Doosra - A☭Noble☭Grape
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                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                    Alright then ... so to whom shall I award the captaincy, in your opinion? 😀

                                                    van Persie
                                                    Crouch
                                                    Ba
                                                    Cazorla
                                                    Bale
                                                    Mata
                                                    Baines ... ???

                                                    Many thanks for your consideration. :-)

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                                                    1. emperikal
                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                        Bale! Excited about the birth of his new baby in addition to playing his old team can only mean big returns!

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                                                        1. Doosra - A☭Noble☭Grape
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                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                          Thanks, Empirikal! :-)

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                                                      • el flacooo
                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                          Rvp . he likes stamford brid

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                                                        • el flacooo
                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                            Rvp because he likes stamford bridge

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                                                            1. Doosra - A☭Noble☭Grape
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                                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                                              Ta, mate. Appreciated.

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                                                        • emperikal
                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                            Sorry got pulled away before I could respond to my post on the previous page! So Taylor not looking like a sure bet for Newcastle? Who's the best prospect in the NC defense then?

                                                            Simpson looks intriguing at 4.8. He was injured but now back fit? Thinking him or Santon.

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                                                          • el flacooo
                                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                                              Do you think koscielny Will start against QPR?

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                                                            • griff
                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                If you'd be so kind..

                                                                Get rid of Puncheon or Pienaar for -4? Could get Maloney in for Punch (unless anyone better at 5m)

                                                                Cap Tevez or Santi?

                                                                Thanks

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                                                                1. RenNy
                                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                    I wouldn`t do it for a hit.

                                                                    Tevez for me, just don`t trust Santi enough to captain him.

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                                                                2. La Roja
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                                                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                  I think I am all set...

                                                                  Mannone (Jaaskelainen)

                                                                  Baines Rafael Cuellar (Demel, Clyne)

                                                                  Hoilett Michu Mata HBA (Sterling)

                                                                  Kun (C) RVP Ba

                                                                  Not sure who to start between Sterling and Hoilett

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                                                                  1. The HiTmAN
                                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                      Decent!

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                                                                  2. Bsal
                                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                      need to get rid of fletcher..dont fancy him anymore after the last match...so which is the right choice?
                                                                      0.2m in bank
                                                                      a. fletcher out crouch in
                                                                      b. fletcher out ba in and michu out 6.1m mid (morrison) in for 4 pts hit?

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                                                                      1. RenNy
                                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                          a) seems like a good transfer to make considering Stoke fixtures.

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                                                                          1. Ali Dia
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                                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                            Crouchy.

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                                                                      2. El Berbossa - \\\"El b…
                                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                          Start Federici or Begovic. Heard the Fed express is back in town.

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                                                                          1. La Roja
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                                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                            bego by a mile

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                                                                          2. Valar(Keith)
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                                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                            wont start accordin to Readin forums.. i'd bench him either way

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                                                                        • J.Mata
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                                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                          odds for Rangel's yellow card tommorrow?

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                                                                        • I don't even watch foo…
                                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                            Best Def for 4.5 or less to replace Demel? Or keep Demel?

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                                                                          • The HiTmAN
                                                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                              Hows this team for the weekend?

                                                                              Jaaski

                                                                              Clark(Cuellar sub), Hughes, Baines

                                                                              Bale, Carzola, Hazard, Sterling (Britton Sub)

                                                                              Torres, Tevez(c), Lambert

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                                                                            • Moyo1
                                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                shall i scrap Yaya for Nasri

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                                                                              • Arsenals Number 19. Santi C…
                                                                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                  pick 2 of these to start this gw
                                                                                  a) michu
                                                                                  b) noble
                                                                                  c) sterling

                                                                                  cheers

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                                                                                  1. Fackinell
                                                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                      A & B

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                                                                                  2. Fackinell
                                                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                      Fellaini - Routledge - Sterling

                                                                                      Who stays on the bench?

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                                                                                    • The Team Principal
                                                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                        If anyone has any Fantasy League qustions or needs help with their team, leave your questions here.

                                                                                        Only comments/questions submitted before 10pm Friday will be answered.

                                                                                        I will give my honest opinion and a detailed answer.

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                                                                                      • jwhizzy
                                                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                          Should I play Routledge (mci) or do demel-->wilson for a hit and play 4-4-2? Team is
                                                                                          Federici
                                                                                          Rafael Jenkinson Clichy
                                                                                          Routledge Hazard Nolan Santi
                                                                                          RVP Tevez Ba

                                                                                          Subs:
                                                                                          Friedel Demel Wilson Noble

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                                                                                        • Sweatygoals
                                                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                            Guys need your help…Is it time to play the wc?

                                                                                            My team right now:

                                                                                            Foster-Mignolet
                                                                                            Lescott-Rafael-Hangeland-McCartney-Clyne
                                                                                            Hazard-Nolan-Pienaar-Ben Arfa- Santi
                                                                                            Torres-Fletcher-Ba

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                                                                                            1. Sweatygoals
                                                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                Please help guys!

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                                                                                                1. Sweatygoals
                                                                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                    Should i play my wildcard?

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