October
26

Moneyball – Pavel Pogrebnyak

Filed under: Members - Posted by: Chris Glover

Spending money on your bench is a tricky proposition: you need to balance the cost of leaving cash on the sidelines every week versus the risk of having insufficient talent to take up the slack when your first team players are injured or suspended. You might be able to squeeze in the odd 6.0 player to ride the bench but you simply can’t afford to have 20.0+ of talent on there, generating zero points each week; trade-offs have to be made.

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  1. The midlands is an awful place isn't it.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  2. Hey guys,
    Would you go for lallana or walters?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  3. Current team is

    Begovic
    Iva, Gorkss, Baines
    Arfa, Santi, Michu,Gerrard
    Jelavic, Torres, Giroud

    Subs:Foster, Demel, Guthrie, Jenko

    Thoughts on the team guys ?

    I was thinking about Stevie G > Bale and Demel > Wilson

    any better suggestions. Appreciated

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Stevie G out for sure Bale sounds good or Mata... Demel also looks good but if it were me I would drop Giroud, because Arsenal are playing like goats.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  4. Simpson or Santon?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  5. Contemplating Dzeko as he will come on to the pitch at some time against Swansea because he is the SuperSub if City need a goal he will be on & if Aguero/Tevez need a break he will be on .He does better coming off bench than starting any thoughts ,anybody ........anyone ..........is there anyone out there ??????????????????????????

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. City just too much rotation really, don't you think?
      I have had Tevez since GW1 but now Aguero is fit again I worry every week he will just come on for 5 minutes at the end.....

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  6. Hey guys...

    Michu - Walters

    or

    Fletcher - Crouch??

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. latter

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. Difficult but I`d do Fletcher -> Crouch

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  7. I have 2FT and am considering dropping 2 or 3 of :-

    Michu*
    Routledge
    Sahin*
    RVP
    Vermaelen*

    Vermaelen too expensive/bad returns
    RVP expensive....

    Thinking of bringing in poss:-

    Caulker*
    Wilson
    Berbatov
    Holt
    Walters*
    Bale
    Mata*

    The asterisks show what I have up on screen right this second for -4...

    Any thoughts?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  8. People who have michu ?

    A- swith to benafa
    B- switch to lennon
    C- keep him
    D- chance to another?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  9. I was considering a change of Gibbs & Podolski > Baines & Crouch,

    but having read this article I'm now thinking of taking a 4pt hit and going for

    Gibbs, Gutierrez, Podolski > Huth, Bale and Pavel,
    any thoughts?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago

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Last updated: 13 Oct, 2014 9:24pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Forster SOT A, Vs
Up Adrián WHM B, Vs
Up Szczesny ARS C, Vs
Up Schmeichel LEI B, Vs, £
Up Howard EVE C, Vs
Up Mignolet LIV C, Vs
Up Lloris TOT B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B
Down Heaton BRN B, £
Down Begovic STO B

Defenders

Last updated: 20 Oct, 2014 9:48am
Player Club Factors
No Change Baines EVE A, Vs
No Change Bertrand SOT A, Vs
No Change Ivanovic CHE A, VsX
Up Chambers ARS C, Vs
Up Kaboul TOT B, Vs
Down Tomkins WHM B, Vs, Inj
Up Schlupp LEI B, Vs, Rest, OoP, £
Up Robertson HUL A, VsX
No Change Moreno LIV C, Vs
Up Kompany MCI B
Up Dawson WBA B
Down Shawcross STO B
Down Taylor SWA B, VsX, £
Down Trippier BRN B

Midfielders

Last updated: 20 Oct, 2014 9:46am
Player Club Factors
No Change Sterling LIV B, 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 B, VsX
Up Chadli TOT A, Inj
Up Downing WHM A, £
Up Mane SOT B, Vs
No Change Silva MCI B
Up Hazard CHE B, VsX
No Change Puncheon CPL B
Up Milner MCI B, Rest, £
Up Henderson LIV B, Vs
No Change Moses STO B, Vs, Inj, £

Forwards

Last updated: 20 Oct, 2014 9:44am
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, £
Up Berahino WBA A, £
Down Ulloa LEI B, Vs, £
Up Naismith EVE B, Vs, £
No Change Bony SWA B
Up Cissé NEW A

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Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
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£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

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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
Pellè SOT 3
Schneiderlin SOT 3
Bardsley STO 3
Cattermole SUN 3
Dorrans WBA 3
Gardner WBA 3

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