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Moneyball – Pavel Pogrebnyak

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. Babytigrrr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 6 months ago

    The midlands is an awful place isn't it.

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  2. waltzingmatildas
      3 years, 6 months ago

      Hey guys,
      Would you go for lallana or walters?

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    • Mr.Robot
        3 years, 6 months ago

        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

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        1. rdpx
            3 years, 6 months ago

            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.

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        2. Nibbsy
            3 years, 6 months ago

            Simpson or Santon?

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          • tippman
              3 years, 6 months ago

              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 ??????????????????????????

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              1. rdpx
                  3 years, 6 months ago

                  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.....

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              2. Cahill
                  3 years, 6 months ago

                  Hey guys...

                  Michu - Walters

                  or

                  Fletcher - Crouch??

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                  1. rdpx
                      3 years, 6 months ago

                      latter

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                    • RenNy
                        3 years, 6 months ago

                        Difficult but I`d do Fletcher -> Crouch

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                    • rdpx
                        3 years, 6 months ago

                        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?

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                      • one time cazorla
                          3 years, 6 months ago

                          People who have michu ?

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

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                        • Cjandrews82
                            3 years, 6 months ago

                            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?

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