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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
    3 years, 6 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
      3 years, 6 months ago

      Whoops. Sorry

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    2. Licky
        3 years, 6 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
          3 years, 6 months ago

          Thanks

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    3. Hazardous
        3 years, 6 months ago

        Everyone whats the problem with mata hamstring is it serious ?

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

          Snapped into 4 pieces

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      • cuterandy
          3 years, 6 months ago

          guys, shane long fit to play?

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        • Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 6 months ago

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

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        • Supersonic LFC YNWA
            3 years, 6 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 years, 6 months ago

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

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

                      Yeah, been thinking about that, myself.

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                    • WDT
                        3 years, 6 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
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 years, 6 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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                  2. Back to Back Ballacks
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 years, 6 months ago

                    Is the boss about?

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                    1. Licky
                        3 years, 6 months ago

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

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                      • Captain Shirokov
                          3 years, 6 months ago

                          Here.

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                          1. Back to Back Ballacks
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 years, 6 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
                                3 years, 6 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
                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                  consistent but looking for something spectacular!

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                        • Brutus619
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 years, 6 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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                        • SMOOTH
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 years, 6 months ago

                          A. gorks and Mcanuf
                          B. Nelson and Maloney

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

                            Nelson and macanuff not an option!?

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                        • Reinhold
                            3 years, 6 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
                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                1.5 in bank

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                              • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                  3 years, 6 months ago

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

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                              • mickone
                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                  yaya or valencia any FT

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                                • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                    3 years, 6 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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                                  • Dr. Rog
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                    is ben arfa going to come good?

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                                    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                        3 years, 6 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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                                    2. Rhubarb O'Wakey
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      3 years, 6 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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                                    3. Littlebitwizardoföz
                                        3 years, 6 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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                                      • mickone
                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                          FT valencia or yaya anyone

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

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

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

                                            no brainer imo

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                                            1. Hybrid.power
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                              Captain material and everything.

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                                        • veronica
                                            3 years, 6 months ago

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

                                            Thanks

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                                          • seasidemafia
                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                              cant help feeling rvp will see red this gameweek

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                                            • Magumbo
                                                3 years, 6 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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