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…

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  1. 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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Options......
      City
      Everton
      Double Stoke?
      Gorkss to keep price down?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Is this for a hit?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Argh, ignore me, just read it properly!

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
      2. Yep. Is no Saylor then I'm screwed! Even with Clyne is my third!

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Could you shoe horn in Jonny Evans?

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. 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.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  2. will aguero start against swansea?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. 60/40 with Balo to partner Tevez I would say. But thats just little old me..

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Yes IMO. Mancini is on thin ice, and they don't have a game for another week

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  3. 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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Yep, seems sensible to me

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  4. I made my transfer last Saturday pm: Michu -> Pienaar.

    Skillz

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Seriously? You could be a case study in why early transfers can be a kick in the nuts. Unlucky :(

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. I wouldnt say unlucky, more foolish as Pienaar hadnt even played yet.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
      2. nah it was due to price rises. still a good long term move.

        If anything I should be a case study for awesomeness

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. i made three transfares last saturday PM:
      hazard suarez and michu out
      mata aguero and walters in

      4 point hit.
      had to be done...

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. taxi..

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. can't teach that stuff

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. this time next year, Rodders....

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  5. Foster (new) or Federici (FUL) to start?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Foster. I still don't think Fed will start. He was useless don't forget!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Yeah I haven`t forgotten that. :)

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Doesn't sound like Federici is necessarily going to play this weekend. I'd start him but expect Foster to be subbed in.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Cheers for the reply.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  6. 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?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Walters. On fixtures and he's on pens
      Just don't watch any Stoke games though!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. 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.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Stoke score so few goals that I find it hard to imagine that threat turning into actual goals

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. This is true, I'm being swayed by the fact he did pretty well for me the first half of last season :?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. 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

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
  7. 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...

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Play Guthrie and hope that he plays far forward. He'll get you more points than Rangel this week anyway IMO.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  8. Need help lads, WC week:

    Option A:

    AGUERO/KOLAROV/NELSEN + 0.3 bank

    Option B:

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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Try another combo.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  9. @TuftyMUFC
    Kagawa out for 3-4 weeks.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
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  10. Alright then ... so to whom shall I award the captaincy, in your opinion? :-D

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

    Many thanks for your consideration. :-)

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Bale! Excited about the birth of his new baby in addition to playing his old team can only mean big returns!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Thanks, Empirikal! :-)

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Rvp . he likes stamford brid

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. Rvp because he likes stamford bridge

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Ta, mate. Appreciated.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  11. 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.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  12. Do you think koscielny Will start against QPR?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  13. 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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. I wouldn`t do it for a hit.

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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  14. 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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Decent!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  15. 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?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. a) seems like a good transfer to make considering Stoke fixtures.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Crouchy.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  16. Start Federici or Begovic. Heard the Fed express is back in town.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. bego by a mile

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. wont start accordin to Readin forums.. i'd bench him either way

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  17. odds for Rangel's yellow card tommorrow?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  18. Best Def for 4.5 or less to replace Demel? Or keep Demel?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  19. Hows this team for the weekend?

    Jaaski

    Clark(Cuellar sub), Hughes, Baines

    Bale, Carzola, Hazard, Sterling (Britton Sub)

    Torres, Tevez(c), Lambert

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  20. shall i scrap Yaya for Nasri

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  21. pick 2 of these to start this gw
    a) michu
    b) noble
    c) sterling

    cheers

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. A & B

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  22. Fellaini - Routledge - Sterling

    Who stays on the bench?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  23. 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.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  24. 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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  25. 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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Please help guys!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Should i play my wildcard?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago

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For Gameweek 17

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

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Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Nasri MCI A, Vs, Inj
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, Vs
Up Sterling LIV C, Vs
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Down Oscar CHE B, VsX
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No Change Diego Costa CHE B
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Up van Persie MUN A
Up Kane TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
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Agbonlahor AVL 4
Boyd BRN 4
Marney BRN 4
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Chester HUL 4
Livermore HUL 4
Robertson HUL 4
Moore LEI 4
Balotelli LIV 4
Gerrard LIV 4
Skrtel LIV 4
Kompany MCI 4
Mangala MCI 4
Y Touré MCI 4
Tioté NEW 4
Fer QPR 4
Clyne SOT 4
Fonte SOT 4
Mane SOT 4
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Wilson STO 4
Gómez SUN 4
Wickham SUN 4
Ki SWA 4
Williams SWA 4
Mason TOT 4
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Tomkins WHM 4

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