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, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

        Congratulations on your 2 free transfers

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        1. Lemon Ninja
            4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

          Congrats! Both good moves.

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        3. Mílanista
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                congratulations !

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              • Wej
                  4 years, 23 days ago

                  Congrats!

                  I think they're both good moves

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                  1. denial
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 years, 23 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                    ESSENTIAL!!!!111

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                  2. Mílanista
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 years, 24 days ago

                    In the last 6 gameweeks Boyce has outscored him.

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                    1. FBA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 years, 24 days ago

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

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                      1. FBA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                            Transferring him out for Jose Enrique

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                  3. Scroobius Mac
                      4 years, 24 days ago

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

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                    • duffnasty
                        4 years, 24 days ago

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

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                    • Jordan.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                                A *lurker* like you should shut up.

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                                1. Maillot Jaune
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                                you should post more 🙂

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                                1. The Shadow
                                    4 years, 24 days ago

                                    +1,000

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                                2. Jordan.
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  4 years, 24 days ago

                                  *rummages in shed for lump hammer*

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                            2. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              4 years, 24 days 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 ⭐
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                                  Touche. 😉

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                                2. Chu Young Ping Pong
                                    4 years, 24 days ago

                                    HAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahahaHAhahaahaha

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                              2. Camzy
                                  4 years, 24 days 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, 23 days 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
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                                        Another lurker.

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                                    2. Van Dal
                                        4 years, 24 days ago

                                        Agree 100% wasnt what it used to be!

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                                        1. Daniel - DEXIT
                                            4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                                                  Yep i was gutted when it went public.

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                                            2. Paul
                                                4 years, 24 days ago

                                                seriously good old days....

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                                              • TheNotoriousMMA
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                4 years, 24 days 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, 23 days ago

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

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                                            3. Jandal Tan
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              4 years, 24 days 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
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                4 years, 24 days ago

                                                C.

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                                              2. FBA
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                4 years, 24 days ago

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

                                                Oh well. Tevez.

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                                              3. bolexio
                                                  4 years, 24 days ago

                                                  Berbatov

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                                                • Podge
                                                    4 years, 24 days ago

                                                    D

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                                                  • Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    4 years, 24 days ago

                                                    Bale.

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                                                  • SAMCRO-Sons Of Fantasy
                                                      4 years, 24 days ago

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

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                                                    • Sergio Giorgini
                                                        4 years, 24 days ago

                                                        H) Silva

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                                                      • vints520
                                                          4 years, 23 days ago

                                                          mata

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                                                      • Mr Smith
                                                          4 years, 24 days 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
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            4 years, 23 days ago

                                                            Hughes will get a clean

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                                                        • Blue Moon Rising
                                                            4 years, 24 days ago

                                                            How long til scout cast?

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                                                            1. Podge
                                                                4 years, 24 days ago

                                                                6 minutes and 12 seconds give or take an hour

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                                                              • Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                4 years, 24 days ago

                                                                Now ish.

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                                                              • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                4 years, 24 days ago

                                                                5 mins 12 seconds 1 millisecond

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                                                              • Chu Young Ping Pong
                                                                  4 years, 24 days ago

                                                                  A few hours.

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                                                                1. Daniel - DEXIT
                                                                    4 years, 24 days ago

                                                                    no podcast 🙁

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                                                                2. mr messi
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  4 years, 24 days ago

                                                                  Thoughts on Michu to Nolan?

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                                                                  1. thetinkerman
                                                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                    4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                                                                    RvP or Suarez captain?

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                                                                  • Pepin - RIP Absinthe
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                                                                        There is every kind of people

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                                                                        1. Pepin - RIP Absinthe
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 23 days ago

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

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                                                                    2. Boomshakalaka
                                                                        4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

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

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                                                                          1. Boomshakalaka
                                                                              4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                                                                                'cause you know for sure, right? 😉

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                                                                              2. Boomshakalaka
                                                                                  4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                                                                                      TRUST - CARLOS TEVEZ

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                                                                              3. Roonani
                                                                                  4 years, 24 days ago

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

                                                                                  Or would you do only one of those ?

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                                                                                  1. Boomshakalaka
                                                                                      4 years, 24 days ago

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

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                                                                                      1. Roonani
                                                                                          4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                                                                                              How about Turner?

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                                                                                              1. Spineløss Weasæ…
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                                                                                                    so turner and mignolet?

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                                                                                                    1. Spineløss Weasæ…
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                                                                                                            home and away wise, no, fixture wise yes.

                                                                                                            The other option is Jussi and Nelsen?

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                                                                                                            1. shinyfong
                                                                                                                4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

                                                                                                      Saylor Noble

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                                                                                                      1. stupendous
                                                                                                          4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

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

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                                                                                                            1. Steel Arm - Drogba "Un…
                                                                                                                4 years, 23 days ago

                                                                                                                Yep do it

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                                                                                                            2. stupendous
                                                                                                                4 years, 24 days 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, 24 days ago

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

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                                                                                                                  1. Steel Arm - Drogba "Un…
                                                                                                                      4 years, 23 days 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, 24 days ago

                                                                                                                      Simpson (SWA) or Cameron (whu)

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                                                                                                                    • RVPMagic
                                                                                                                        4 years, 24 days 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, 23 days ago

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

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