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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
      3 years, 8 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
          3 years, 8 months ago

          Whoops. Sorry

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        • Licky
            3 years, 8 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
                3 years, 8 months ago

                Thanks

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          • Hazardous
              3 years, 8 months ago

              Everyone whats the problem with mata hamstring is it serious ?

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              1. Karlihno
                  3 years, 8 months ago

                  Snapped into 4 pieces

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              2. cuterandy
                  3 years, 8 months ago

                  guys, shane long fit to play?

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                • Jafooli
                    3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                  • Supersonic LFC YNWA
                      3 years, 8 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
                          3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                      2. MountainBeach
                          3 years, 8 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, 8 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
                                3 years, 8 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, 8 months ago

                                    Yeah, been thinking about that, myself.

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                                  • WDT
                                      3 years, 8 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
                                          3 years, 8 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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                                  • Back to Back Ballacks
                                      3 years, 8 months ago

                                      Is the boss about?

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                                      1. Licky
                                          3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                        • Captain Shirokov
                                            3 years, 8 months ago

                                            Here.

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                                            1. Back to Back Ballacks
                                                3 years, 8 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, 8 months ago

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

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                                                    1. Back to Back Ballacks
                                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                                        consistent but looking for something spectacular!

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                                              • Brutus619
                                                  3 years, 8 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
                                                    3 years, 8 months ago

                                                    A. gorks and Mcanuf
                                                    B. Nelson and Maloney

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                                                    1. Karlihno
                                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                                        Nelson and macanuff not an option!?

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                                                    2. Reinhold
                                                        3 years, 8 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, 8 months ago

                                                            1.5 in bank

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                                                          • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                          • mickone
                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

                                                              yaya or valencia any FT

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                                                            • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                                3 years, 8 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
                                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                  is ben arfa going to come good?

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                                                                  1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                                      3 years, 8 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. Dr Wakey Le Coq
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    3 years, 8 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, 8 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, 8 months ago

                                                                        FT valencia or yaya anyone

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                                                                      • Hybrid.power
                                                                          3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                                          1. tosey
                                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                              no brainer imo

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                                                                              1. Hybrid.power
                                                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                  Captain material and everything.

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                                                                            • veronica
                                                                                3 years, 8 months ago

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

                                                                                Thanks

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                                                                              • seasidemafia
                                                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                  cant help feeling rvp will see red this gameweek

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                                                                                • Magumbo
                                                                                    3 years, 8 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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