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Moneyball – Leon Osman

One of the highlighted players in Moneyball was Chad Bradford, who looks nothing like what scouts and fans imagine when they think about a pitcher. When he throws, his hand drops down so low on release that his knuckles literally scrape the floor. That unorthodox appearance meant that teams ignored him despite his impressive underlying numbers, until Billy Beane and his statistical staff looked beyond Bradford’s funky delivery, focused on the process and reaped the rewards. Today, the short, skinny thirty-something Leon Osman is Chad Bradford.

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Chris Glover Creator of the plfantasy blog, providing a stats focused approach to fantasy football. Exiled to Canada but still prefer my sports played on grass rather than ice.” Follow him on Twitter

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  1. Le Limpar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 11 months ago

    1) Gaston Ramirez + Berbatov
    2) Oscar + Jay Rodriguez

    I really want all of them. No fair.

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    1. Le Limpar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Whoops. Sorry

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    2. Licky
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I'd say option 1 but only because Ramirez could be the real deal and Berba is solid.

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      1. Le Limpar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Thanks

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  2. Hazardous
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Everyone whats the problem with mata hamstring is it serious ?

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    1. Karlihno
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Snapped into 4 pieces

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  3. cuterandy
    4 years, 11 months ago

    guys, shane long fit to play?

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  4. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 11 months ago

    How long til scout picks, I want to sleep....

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  5. Supersonic.
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Rage, already used free transfer

    Ruddy, Federici
    Baines, Rafael, Wilson*, Clyne*, Clark*
    Mata*, Michu, Sterling, Guthrie*, Pienaar
    Rvp, Suarez, Tevez

    would you wildcard if you were me?

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    1. Karlihno
      4 years, 11 months ago

      No, just sort out Wilson.....and Clark.

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  6. MountainBeach
    4 years, 11 months ago

    hey guys thoughts on this team?

    begovic
    hangeland rafael clyne
    michu pienaar bale hzard
    aguero RVP C berba

    sterling , jenks, demel

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  7. Doc Sportello
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Begovic
    Baines, Cuellar, McAuley
    Sterling, Cazorla, Michu, Pienaar
    Tevez, Lambert, RVP (c)

    SUBS: Ruddy - Mata - Clark - Demel

    Save the FT? 0.9 in the bank. Looking rather weak without Mata. Could also do something with Lambert and Demel. Original thoughts were to do McA -> Nelsen, but with Demel's injury I will have to scrap that.

    What'cha think?

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    1. Karlihno
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Most will disagree, but I'm sticking with Lambert. Decent enough fixtures coming up to warrant showing some faith.

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      1. Doc Sportello
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Yeah, been thinking about that, myself.

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      2. WDT
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Totally agree with the fixtures, unfortunately, seems a worry just how many of those he'll start

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        1. Karlihno
          4 years, 11 months ago

          He'll start every home game and most away games I reckon....to stay up, they need their main man firing....I don't think Adkins will continue with his brainwave of leaving Lambert out

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  8. Back to Back Ballacks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Is the boss about?

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    1. Licky
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Top 10k? Fair play, I'd be happy with a top 1m.

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    2. Captain Shirokov
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Here.

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      1. Back to Back Ballacks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 11 months ago

        You certainly are the boss of the moment!
        Top 10 , WHOOOOAAAHHHHH BABY!
        Tekkers of the highest degree, Xaviesque.

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        1. Captain Shirokov
          4 years, 11 months ago

          Meh, 3 top 10k finishes in six seasons? Now that is an achievement.

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          1. Back to Back Ballacks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 years, 11 months ago

            consistent but looking for something spectacular!

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  9. Brutus619
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Good enough front 8 (from 2 weeks onwards) to climb the rankings?

    Valencia Bale Michu Ramirez Sterling

    Ba VP Aguero

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  10. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 11 months ago

    A. gorks and Mcanuf
    B. Nelson and Maloney

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    1. Karlihno
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Nelson and macanuff not an option!?

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  11. Reinhold
    4 years, 11 months ago

    I just got in Morrison for Gervinho (kind of regretting it now I see Yacob is 50-50).

    I'm depending on Clark playing as my third defender (away to Sunderland). Should I:

    a) Wilson -> Rafael, for a hit (really want him at some point)
    b) Demel/Wilson -> Super-cheapo, like Nelsen, for a hit
    c) stick with it

    Foster

    Ivan - Baines - Clark (?)

    Bale - Caz - Sterling - Morrison

    Ba - RVP - Berba

    (Maloney, Demel, Wilson, Non-playing GK)

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    1. Reinhold
      4 years, 11 months ago

      1.5 in bank

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    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      4 years, 11 months ago

      if you really want rafa then you may as well do that now,

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  12. mickone
    4 years, 11 months ago

    yaya or valencia any FT

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  13. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    4 years, 11 months ago

    soooooooo mata, berbs and ba are doubts.......worth using a free to shift 1 for a week or 2?

    was thinking about ba or berb to lukaku......

    or mata to morrison/tarabbt/granero?

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  14. Dr. Rog
    4 years, 11 months ago

    is ben arfa going to come good?

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    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      4 years, 11 months ago

      certainly got the fixtures, v attackin player, a lot of the attacks flow thro him so id say yes....

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  15. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 11 months ago

    oh hell...torres drops by 0.1 tonight then with a bit of jiggery pokey i can have a front line of
    Berbatov Rooney Torres............to go with my midfield of Matta Hazard Bale Michu....Looks like i could become a Chelsea supporter soon...

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  16. Littlebitwizardoföz
    4 years, 11 months ago

    R.M.T. please

    Begovic Jaas
    Davies Rafael Demel Cameron Hughes
    Caz Mata Sterling Nolan Michu
    Rvp Defoe Ba

    Thinking of : Cazorla ---> Bale? (hit) (or too much spurs)?
    Cheers, appreciate it.

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  17. mickone
    4 years, 11 months ago

    FT valencia or yaya anyone

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  18. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Cazorla out for Bale. I have the exact amount. Yay or nay?

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    1. tosey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      no brainer imo

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      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Captain material and everything.

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  19. veronica
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Only Oscar from chelsea team. Now that Mata is injured?

    Thanks

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  20. seasidemafia
    4 years, 11 months ago

    cant help feeling rvp will see red this gameweek

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  21. Magumbo
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Ba and Berbatov are troubling me, any advice on what to do with my transfer this week?

    Bego (Jaas)
    Rafael Baines Mcauley (Davies Clyne)
    Hazard Cazorla Michu Nolan (Sterling)
    RVP Ba Berbatov

    £0.7 in bank
    Thinking of getting rid of clyne for someone like nelson or a fulham defender

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