From The Physio

From The Physio – Gameweek 12 – Part Two

Robin Van Persie had many a Fantasy Manager reaching for the Beta-Blockers to combat heightened anxiety and raised blood pressure as news filtered through that leading Fantasy Premier League (FPL) points scorer Robin Van Persie had suffered a suspected thigh strain.

The news broke in the early hours of Monday morning, indicating that Manchester United were aware of the problem from at least last Sunday and, as most club protocols are for a rest day immediately after a match, we can only assume that the injury occurred during the Aston Villa game. Reassuringly, an observational assessment of his physiological movements during the second half of the encounter offers credible evidence that recovery should be swift.

Having dissected each movement for clues and indicators of injury, it soon becomes clear that throughout the second half Van Persie moves with agility, fluidity and mechanical purity; indeed, he looked sharp, fresh and bristled with intent. The Dutch international can be witnessed performing a full array of high intensity movements around the hip, knee and ankle joints, leaping, tackling, taking corners, free kicks and accelerating and decelerating whilst changing direction. At no point during the half did I witness anything that would concern me. From an observational physiotherapist’s perspective, he moved with fluid freedom, showing no signs of anxiety, reaction or impediment. At no point during the half did RVP exhibit any type of antalgic gait.

It must be noted that an observational assessment doesn’t tell the whole story; a battery of palpations, tests and movements allied to a subjective assessment offers a much fuller picture, but based purely on our observational analysis we have to give RVP a clean bill of health.

If Van Persie incurred an injury, he disguised it well, leaving me to conclude that some soreness or tightness around the thigh muscles presented itself during the post match physio assessments. However, on the available evidence we can only conclude that, unless he has taken a tumble getting on to the team bus, any injury would be minor in nature, giving us a high probability that the Dutchman should be fit, fresh and ready to rattle the Canaries cages at Carrow Road this weekend.

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  1. Back on the horse
      4 years, 9 months ago

      got 2 FTs and havent had time this week to think (new baby born last night)

      Any advice appreciated.

      Is Cazorla + Ba -> Fellaini + Suarez chasing points or good moves for the future?

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      1. FBA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 9 months ago

        Congratulations on your 2 free transfers

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        1. Lemon Ninja
            4 years, 9 months ago

            LMAO...and i think fantasy football is more important than a baby, god!

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        2. mr messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 9 months ago

          Congrats! Both good moves.

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        3. Mílanista
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 9 months ago

          I'd just do Caz to Fellaini and save the other transfer. Ba also has a good home fixture and bringing in two players on the suspension tightrope could backfire horribly.

          Oh, and congratulations!

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        4. duffnasty
            4 years, 9 months ago

            seeing as they could both get yellows this weekend and be banned the next i would say its not a good move for the future. also you totally missed the boat on those transfers, suarez has gone up .2 and fellaini .3 for a total of .5 less if you'd done the transfers last sunday.

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            1. Back on the horse
                4 years, 9 months ago

                I know what you mean about the prices rises but in terms of maximising points, is that a valid reason not to get them in? i dont know the answer to this

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            2. tone
                4 years, 9 months ago

                congratulations !

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              • Wej
                  4 years, 9 months ago

                  Congrats!

                  I think they're both good moves

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                  1. denial
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 years, 9 months ago

                    Congrats man - good news to hear. Think I'm keeping Caz this week, but they look like good moves.

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              • jpdyolf
                  4 years, 9 months ago

                  Breaking News:

                  Even though he doesn't play in Britain, Zlatan Ibrahimovich due to be named in Garth Crook's team of the week. If there's no room up front he'll be slotted into midfield or something.

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                • FBA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 years, 9 months ago

                  Baines last 6 gameweek points:

                  2 6 2 4 1 4

                  The emperor's new clothes?

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                  1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 years, 9 months ago

                    ESSENTIAL!!!!111

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                  2. Mílanista
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 years, 9 months ago

                    In the last 6 gameweeks Boyce has outscored him.

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                    1. FBA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 years, 9 months ago

                      Each time Boyce scores point he's on my bloody bench!

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                      1. FBA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        4 years, 9 months ago

                        Just looked at Boyce -

                        6 homes games, 7 points
                        5 away games, 21 points

                        Infuriating! Or do I keep him and play him away at Liverpool?!

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                        1. Mílanista
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 years, 9 months ago

                          Depends on your other options.

                          I'm tempted to play him this week. Its Boyce or McAuley (CHE).

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                          1. FBA
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            4 years, 9 months ago

                            Transferring him out for Jose Enrique

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                  3. Scroobius Mac
                      4 years, 9 months ago

                      Long game with Baines. No point looking short-term.

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                    • duffnasty
                        4 years, 9 months ago

                        how he got those 2 bps last week still baffles me.

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                    • Jordan.
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                      4 years, 9 months ago

                      Just googled fantasyfootballscout from the year 2010 ,cant believe the quality of posters that have disappeared in two years,strangely hunter s thompson was posting on the section i was looking at ,i remember a lot of those posters fondly and bellends like Chu Young hardly existed....*sniffles*

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                      1. Chu Young Ping Pong
                          4 years, 9 months ago

                          That's the first time I've seen you post here. I hope it's ur last too.

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                          1. Maillot Jaune
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                            4 years, 9 months ago

                            regularity of posting in no way what so ever indicates how worthwhile a human being you are never mind how usefull you are from a fantasy footi perspective jordan hits the nail squarly on the head......just a shame that he cant hit you on the head with a heavy blunt instrument......one of the reasons i lurk so much is cock ends like you ping pong

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                            1. Chu Young Ping Pong
                                4 years, 9 months ago

                                A *lurker* like you should shut up.

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                                1. Maillot Jaune
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                                  4 years, 9 months ago

                                  **knob end** not a big one mind just a scrawny shrivelled **knob end** ya know the sort no one wants 😛

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                              • The Axolotl
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                                4 years, 9 months ago

                                you should post more 🙂

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                                1. The Shadow
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  4 years, 9 months ago

                                  +1,000

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                              • Jordan.
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                4 years, 9 months ago

                                *rummages in shed for lump hammer*

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                          2. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            4 years, 9 months ago

                            I might have to take a look. I'm afraid I will see some cringeworthy posts from myself though.

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                            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
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                              4 years, 9 months ago

                              don't have to look far for them, just go back a page 😉

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                              1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                4 years, 9 months ago

                                Touche. 😉

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                              2. Chu Young Ping Pong
                                  4 years, 9 months ago

                                  HAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahaha

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                            2. Camzy
                                4 years, 9 months ago

                                Ah 2010... Good year haha! I think the forum has changed since then, for the good and for the worse.

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                                1. The Littlest Hobo
                                    4 years, 9 months ago

                                    I'm with you on that. I tend to just stick to reading the articles these days. This is the first time I've posted since 2010! Unless my memory is failing me I seem to remember you being Nigeria based camsy? are you still there?

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                                2. The Axolotl
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                                  4 years, 9 months ago

                                  new comments system is imminent apparently, which might entice some of those good posters from yesteryear back again

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                                  1. Chu Young Ping Pong
                                      4 years, 9 months ago

                                      Another lurker.

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                                  2. Van Dal
                                      4 years, 9 months ago

                                      Agree 100% wasnt what it used to be!

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                                      1. Daniel - DEXIT
                                          4 years, 9 months ago

                                          that is because it went on public. Previously was something like incognito. Very few people knew it. And we were keeping a secret

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                                          1. Paul
                                              4 years, 9 months ago

                                              it changed since the link to the site was there for all to see on fpl!!!

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                                            • Van Dal
                                                4 years, 9 months ago

                                                Yep i was gutted when it went public.

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                                          2. Paul
                                              4 years, 9 months ago

                                              seriously good old days....

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                                            • Conor McGregor
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              4 years, 9 months ago

                                              chu young has a rubbish team probably at the back end of the bus

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                                              1. denial
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                4 years, 9 months ago

                                                He's right though. I remember when it was all fields here.

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                                          3. Jandal Tan
                                              4 years, 9 months ago

                                              Quick poll, who to captain this week?
                                              A) Berbatov
                                              B) Fellaini
                                              C) Ba
                                              D) Giroud
                                              E) Mata
                                              F) Bale
                                              G) Caz

                                              Wish I had RVP if only so I didn't have this headache each week....

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                                              1. Declan
                                                  4 years, 9 months ago

                                                  C.

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                                                • FBA
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  4 years, 9 months ago

                                                  If only there was a simple way of everyone voting for their choicer of captain....

                                                  Oh well. Tevez.

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                                                • bolexio
                                                    4 years, 9 months ago

                                                    Berbatov

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                                                  • Podge
                                                      4 years, 9 months ago

                                                      D

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                                                    • Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      4 years, 9 months ago

                                                      Bale.

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                                                    • SAMCRO-Sons Of Fantasy
                                                        4 years, 9 months ago

                                                        Berba! Sunderland are yet to win on the road and have been looking toothless recently...

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                                                      • Sergio Giorgini
                                                          4 years, 9 months ago

                                                          H) Silva

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                                                        • vints520
                                                            4 years, 9 months ago

                                                            mata

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                                                        • Mr Smith
                                                            4 years, 9 months ago

                                                            Team this week:

                                                            Begovic, Jussi
                                                            Rafael, Baines, Hughes, Dremel, Barnett
                                                            Mata, Bale, Michu, Fellaini, Sterling
                                                            Suarez, VP, Berba

                                                            0.1m in the bank

                                                            Improvement suggestion please good people. Is Huges -> Cameron the most sensible?

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                                                            1. bdwhite91
                                                                4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                Hughes will get a clean

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                                                            2. Blue Moon Rising
                                                                4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                How long til scout cast?

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                                                                1. Podge
                                                                    4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                    6 minutes and 12 seconds give or take an hour

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                                                                  • Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                    Now ish.

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                                                                  • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                    5 mins 12 seconds 1 millisecond

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                                                                  • Chu Young Ping Pong
                                                                      4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                      A few hours.

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                                                                    1. Daniel - DEXIT
                                                                        4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                        no podcast 🙁

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                                                                    2. mr messi
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                      Thoughts on Michu to Nolan?

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                                                                      1. thetinkerman
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                                                                        4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                        You comfortable with Nolan's fixtures? I'd wait until I was forced into that move by a ban for Michu or something else.

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                                                                    3. Pogback
                                                                        4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                        RvP or Suarez captain?

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                                                                      • Pepin - RIP Absinthe
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                        I've always wondered why there are forum trolls whose sole purpose is to be disliked by the forum community. Case in point is Ping Pong and Bemba Da. What's the point to just post to agitate people?

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                                                                        1. Daniel - DEXIT
                                                                            4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                            There is every kind of people

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                                                                            1. Pepin - RIP Absinthe
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                              Yes, sure, but why would you just post to pis* people off? It's like...a nonsensical thing. Maybe it's my fault for trying to be reasonable.

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                                                                          • thetinkerman
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                                                                            4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                            To get attention and/or as many responses as possible. Don't feed the trolls.

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                                                                            1. denial
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                              To be fair, it can be quite funny sometimes. I miss RBJ on these pages.

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                                                                        2. Boomshakalaka
                                                                            4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                            Hi folks, who would you captain out of these 3: berbs / suarez / tevez. I started with Berbs but thinking Sunderland might be a tough nut to crack. Now I've moved it to Tevez given it's Villa. I've had terrible captain choices almost all season, last week I changed last minute to Santi and that bit me. Also been toying with the idea of swapping Tevez to Giroud but common sense is stopping me for now (probably do that GW15).

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                                                                            1. thetinkerman
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                                                                              4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                              I like Berba because there's a minimal chance of a blank IMO.

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                                                                              1. Boomshakalaka
                                                                                  4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                  Yeah my gut was him first, he's the most explosive + in form. Sods law I'd pick him and either Suarez or Tevez would get double figures. I'll maybe let everyone know what I decide so you can do the opposite! 😀

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                                                                              2. Beamer
                                                                                  4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                  I dont find any reason not to captain Tevez..... carlos wont disappoint you this week...

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                                                                                  1. thetinkerman
                                                                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                    4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                    'cause you know for sure, right? 😉

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                                                                                  2. Boomshakalaka
                                                                                      4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                      That sounds like a guarantee 🙂 You'd figure he'd at least get an assist but his goal scoring boots haven't been on recently. 1-1 so far, argh!

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                                                                                      1. Beamer
                                                                                          4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                          TRUST - CARLOS TEVEZ

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                                                                                  3. Roonani
                                                                                      4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                      Cazorla + Pienaar > Fellani +Silva (-4pt)

                                                                                      Or would you do only one of those ?

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                                                                                      1. Boomshakalaka
                                                                                          4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                          I'd keep Caz for one more week, that's what I'm doing!

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                                                                                          1. Roonani
                                                                                              4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                              Thanks. Was inclining to do Pienaar> Fellaini only. What are your thoughts on Tevez ? you think he will start this week ?

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                                                                                              1. Boomshakalaka
                                                                                                  4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                  Yeah pretty sure Tevez will start, Aguero will get rested for the following week I reckon. Might be Tevez & Dzeko. Who knows with Mancini though!

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                                                                                          2. shinyfong
                                                                                              4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                              tremmel and sagna or mignolet and a 4.2 or below defender? I got begovic cameron cuellar gorkks baines

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                                                                                              1. BR
                                                                                                  4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                  How about Turner?

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                                                                                                  1. Spineløss Weasæ…
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                    Turner is a good shout.

                                                                                                    I would suggest Bassong, but I think he's 4.4

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                                                                                                    1. shinyfong
                                                                                                        4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                        so turner and mignolet?

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                                                                                                        1. Spineløss Weasæ…
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                          A great option

                                                                                                          Sunderland are very solid at home and have 4 home games in the next 6. Migs can pick up plenty of save and CS points (and Tremmel will require you to move him on once Super Vorm is back)

                                                                                                          Norwich are proving to be more solid than expected at the back (Liverpool aside) and Turner looks like he's re-discovering the goal threat he had about 3 years ago.

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                                                                                                          1. shinyfong
                                                                                                              4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                              but im having begovic, is he good at rotating with mig?

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                                                                                                              1. Spineløss Weasæ…
                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                                home and away wise, no, fixture wise yes.

                                                                                                                The other option is Jussi and Nelsen?

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                                                                                                                1. shinyfong
                                                                                                                    4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                                    begovic mccarthy
                                                                                                                    baines cuellar cameron mccartney gorkks

                                                                                                                    maybe i tell you my def then you suggest? haha cus demel is back so thinking of getting rid of mccartney and mccarthy is injured too

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                                                                                                    2. stupendous
                                                                                                        4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                        Please pick 2 of these 5, 1 def and 1 mid.... TO PLAY............cheers.....

                                                                                                        Demel H Stoke
                                                                                                        Cameron A West Ham
                                                                                                        Saylor H Swansea

                                                                                                        Noble H Stoke
                                                                                                        Maloney A Liverpool

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                                                                                                        1. The Blue Of Leicester
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                          Saylor Noble

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                                                                                                          1. stupendous
                                                                                                              4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                              Exactly what I have it on right now, just wondering if Demel might be a good shout if it is a nil nil. Worth taking a punt and doing a 4-3-3 with Demel AND Cameron, joining Baines and Rafael, hoping for a nil nil???

                                                                                                              bego in net.

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                                                                                                        2. The Blue Of Leicester
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                          Look at the terrible state of the Man United midfielders. Desparately wanna get rid of Hazard, have 2 free transfers, but nobody in Man United worth getting. Valencia would be a major disappointment, so staying away from him.

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                                                                                                          1. stupendous
                                                                                                              4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                              The saddest thing is, they win football matches and get the ball out wide or up top for the heavy hitters to do the business, and this is all devoid of any superstars or real quality!!!

                                                                                                              Cleverley, Carrick, Scholes, Anderson, Giggs.......the rag bar-stewards.....crap FPL-wise, but win matches. 🙁

                                                                                                              Not a chance I touch a Rag midfielder unless Valencia becomes well and truly essential (he could just do that though). P.s Valencia, Young and Nani don't come into reckoning at all as of right now.

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                                                                                                            • Ray
                                                                                                                4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                                I have Valencia with 2 gameweeks now, waste so far. Can see myself getting rid
                                                                                                                next week. Silly decision

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                                                                                                            • jdogg
                                                                                                                4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                                fletch and young-dont ask!to berba and felaini? worth a 4 point hit?x

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                                                                                                                1. Drogba "Unstoppable, U…
                                                                                                                    4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                                    Yep do it

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                                                                                                                2. stupendous
                                                                                                                    4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                                    Geared to gain a lot more responses.....what are you all doing with your double/triple Stoke coverage this week?

                                                                                                                    How about those of you with triple stoke and single/double West Ham, or Double west ham double stoke?

                                                                                                                    I have Begovic, Cameron, Demel and Noble (obviously not all starters though)

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                                                                                                                  • immybob
                                                                                                                      4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                                      Would people rather
                                                                                                                      1) Ivan & Val > Gorkss & Silva
                                                                                                                      2) val & Santi/Bale > Silva & Fellaini

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                                                                                                                      1. Drogba "Unstoppable, U…
                                                                                                                          4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                                          For free?
                                                                                                                          Would save FT
                                                                                                                          Gorkss fixtures are aweful
                                                                                                                          Silva and fellaini worth it but to replace Val no...he's got nice fixtures
                                                                                                                          Probably Santi to silva/fellaini only
                                                                                                                          Leaning towards silva

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                                                                                                                      2. sean4
                                                                                                                          4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                                          Simpson (SWA) or Cameron (whu)

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                                                                                                                        • RVPMagic
                                                                                                                            4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                                            Team for this week:
                                                                                                                            Begovic (Foster)
                                                                                                                            Baines, Ivanovic, Shawcross, Rafael (Nelsen)
                                                                                                                            Mata, Fellaini, Sterling (Noble, Morrison)
                                                                                                                            Ba, Tevez, RVP
                                                                                                                            0m in the bank 1FT

                                                                                                                            Plan to either:
                                                                                                                            A) Mignolet + Nolan>Foster + Morrison
                                                                                                                            B) Suarez + Clyne>Ba + Ivanovic
                                                                                                                            Or should I stick with what I got
                                                                                                                            Any thoughts?

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                                                                                                                          • Khazana
                                                                                                                              4 years, 9 months ago

                                                                                                                              Crouch --> Giroud? Y or N ?
                                                                                                                              already have cazorla

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