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  1. Watching the races.

    Here's a Liverpool horse about to race. It's the favorite. Look at the name & breeding.

    http://www.premiumform.com.au/bc/BCPerHorse.asp?h=You%27ll+Never

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  2. Morning fella's day off work so what better than to waste it on here.

    Anybody seen 'Number 10' around. I've drawn him in the cup. Well ranked.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Never seen him round here. Knock that lurker out!

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      1. Let's hope so... may be he's like a stalker, always around but rarely seen.

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
        1. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          that's what a lurker is

          • 1 year, 11 months ago
          1. The reality of it though is that he might past all of the time but have a different nickname, e.g. Mine is dwebsterlfc, which was my name on here for the last couple of years, it was then .... Borini's not his style, and is now Joga Bonito.

            • 1 year, 11 months ago
  3. Bego (Foster)
    Baines Hangeland McCartney (Shawcross, Gorkss)
    Bale Fellaini Cazorla Michu (Noble)
    Suarez Tevez Berbatov

    2FT, £1.8
    Want Tevez and Hangeland out eventually, but that can wait.
    Caz -> Silva and/or Michu -> Valencia?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      if you don't want rvp or rooney then i'd suggest getting valencia asap!

      if fit i'd say take a punt on walcott over silva as well

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    2. Quite like your name. I should have seen you before ;)

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  4. Lsot at bottome of last page:

    Jussi
    Simpson, Clyne, Baines (Clark/Nelsen)
    Cazorla, Fellaini, Walters, Mata (Gera)
    RVP (c) Suarez Ba
    0.2m spare

    Thinking Caz to Walcott (sideways I know)
    Or should I be getting Gera out? Who for though – Kanack / Maloney?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      caz to walcott (assuming he's fit) i think is a good move. that or get valenica imo

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    2. You're starting Clyne ahead of Nelsen?

      I would be tempted to give up on Walters. Maybe consider someone like Ramirez or Lallana and use the spare cash to solidify your defence next week?

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. Yeah Walters has done nothing but disappoint of late - 2 points week in week out
        Surely Ramierez is goign to be the same kind of return?

        A fan of the cheap defence so not worried about upgrading them at the moment

        Another cheapy midfielder I was considering was Schneiderlin (not fashionable I know!)

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
        1. Ramirez will get points playing in the hole in a side that score goals as much as it pains me to say it as I've got Lallana :-(

          Schneiderlin I don't know much about so can't give an opinion

          • 1 year, 11 months ago
  5. tw
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    bego
    baines, rafa, demel
    bale, valencia, pienaar, michu
    rvp (c), ba, lambert

    bench: foster, saylor, maloney, sagna

    1ft and 0.0 in the bank

    thoughts?? am willing to take a hit if necessary

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Looks strong to me

      Lambert out seems like a good move. Maybe downgrade Bale to up Lambert to Giroud for Arsenal cover?

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        think i'd rather get walcott for arsenal coverage... though how essential do you think ars coverage actually is? i mean i've got sagna...

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
        1. Think i prefer ARS attacking coverage as opposed to defensive at the moment

          Not tempted by Berbatov then?

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          1. tw
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member

            am tempted by berba. just don't have quite enough funds atm and lambert has pretty nice fixtures so holding off a couple weeks then will probably bring him in

            • 1 year, 11 months ago
            1. Berb might have gone up a lot more by then.

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      2. Can you get Long in for Lambert? He's a good differential who scores pretty consistently.

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
        1. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          think i might be able to. don't you think keeping lambert for this week and maybe 1-2 more is fine though? he's got pretty nice fixtures

          do you think i should take a hit (bale to walcott or michu to ramirez/sterling) to bring in afro?

          • 1 year, 11 months ago
          1. Personally yes, but I have no problem with taking hits. I'm doing decent and have made 18 transfers so far this season.

            I put Taarabt in this week to generate more funds. He's another option.

            • 1 year, 11 months ago
  6. Rate my team!?

    Jussi (Foster)

    Reid, Ivanovic, Rafa (Ridgewell, Gorkss)

    Bale, Carzola, Michu, Pienaar (Sterling)

    Berb, RVP, Crouch

    ...couple of things...I don't like the fact I'm doubling up on west ham defence but see that as a better option. Thinking of taking a hit this week with Santi > Silva & Michu > Felliani...leaves me with 2 Everton midfielders but could lead to Pienaar out next week..

    Thoughs please :)

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  7. For the record "You'll Never Walk Alone" didn't place as favorite in the race. 0-1 Wigan please.

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    1. He didn't really want to...concentrating on Europe this year

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      1. But he controlled the race well and with a few more additions to the group and a bit of luck he can keep the project going..

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    2. Did he fall over at the mere sight of the finish line? ;-)

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  8. What are the chances of Sagna starting vs Spurs. He is yellow flagged and is apparently suffering from fatigue

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    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      no clue. got him 3rd slot on my bench atm. recon the derby will be a high scoring affair

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. I also think so, I was hoping for some attacking returns from him esp from assists. Will have to wait for Wenger's presser.

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
        1. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          i wouldn't count on assists from him.... who are your other defensive options?

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  9. Mad to play Sagna? Chris Glover's model rates an Arsenal CS fairly high this week.

    As well as the goal-rich history of the tie, Sagna may be 'fatigued' - he'll either play 90 or none I think but if he's tired he's less likely to bomb up and down the wings.

    Alternatives would Cameron or Gorkss. Already playing Bego.

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    1. I'd play Cameron. Best chance of a CS, imo.

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      1. Cheers Bubbles. Even with the doubling up?

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        1. Aye. I'll be doubling on Stoke most likely.

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    2. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      i'd go cameron. see my response just above about sagna

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    3. Play Sagna and let your bench cover if he's doesn't play. Cameron before Gorkss on the bench?

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      1. Yup. Reading are going to get a Belgian Fright Night.

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    4. Both teams to score in the derby.

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      1. Bet of the weekend..

        Cover both teams to come from behind at half time and win.

        Arsenal/spurs 30 to 1
        spurs/arsenal 18 to 1

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        1. Draw at HT. ;)

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          1. Could cover the win from behind bets. Think they are 12s and 15 to 2

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            1. Will have a look at the options. Maybe an overs bet for me.

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    5. Thanks folks. Your views are as mixed as my own :)

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  10. Hey folks

    I have 1 FT and £1.5m in the bank.

    Foster, Begovic

    Baines, Davies, Demel, Cuellar, Gorkks

    Nolan, Michu, Bale, Fellaini, Sterling

    Ba, RVP, Aguero

    Thinking of Aguero to Suarez?
    And how to fit in sterling? Aguero to bench?
    Opinions please!!

    Thank you

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    1. Lots of people disagree buy I'd get Michu out now, seems to have simmered out. Can you get Valencia in for him? As a big differential may be even Young, he had a shocker last week but looked really sharp for England midweek.

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      1. Sold Valencia this week for fellaini.

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        1. Ahhh, ok.

          You have no Chelsea. How about Oscar as a differential then? Seems to be due some goals.

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    2. Yes do it ! Aguero Will be benched and suarez Will score a goal atleast so worth it IMO

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  11. Foster | (Federici)
    Baines | Cameron | Sagna | (Cuellar, Demel)
    Hazard | Cazorla | Michu | Pienaar | (Kacaniklic)
    RVP | Ba | Lambert

    Foster to Mignolet yeah?

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    1. Yeah, Ming's a great option but unfortunately not for this week. 2-3 points tops for him. Is it worth sacrificing those points to do any outfield transfers you had planned? Get Ming next week. Just a suggestion.

      I'd be wanting to play Demel this week. He played some of the last game so he must be ready to start by now.

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      1. Was planning for Demel but I wasn't sure who to sacrifice for him.
        I have 0.8 in the bank so my minor priority was to upgrade Lambert as he's really pissing me off...
        Lost for choices other than that..

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    2. Sideways. I know Foster is out, but Fed has not horrible fixtures for the next 2 weeks or so (the time Foster will be out). Three weeks from now you will have either Foster/Fed or Migs/Fed: much of a muchness. So the only reason to do it is if you're pretty sure that in the next few weeks Migs would get you points Fed will not. No guarantee there. Point is, you might find better ways to spend a transfer.

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      1. Yeah, I feel that..
        I really don't know what I need improving on, my team is getting average every week but on paper it looks great! :(

        Is the removal of Lambert to Kone bad?

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        1. Maybe Cuellar to a Newcastle defender even?
          Not so confident in that change however..

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          1. I think you are right to concentrate on Lambert, but you want Berb, not Kone. Save the transfer and do a double with Hazard to Mata to fund your Berb acquisition (I think that would do it).

            • 1 year, 11 months ago
            1. Yeah, I agree.
              Kills me to trade in Mata as I dumped him after Hazards bunch of assists, then Hazard slowed down...

              Hey, I guess his name did warm me ;)

              • 1 year, 11 months ago
  12. Made the mistake of actually watching the football last weekend. Knee-jerked Bale out and Suarez in for a 4 point hit, now realizing should have kept Bale as stuck with home-shy Cazorla. I just panicked when I saw how woeful and isolated Bale was against City.

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  13. Nelson or Gorkss for the weekend?

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    1. Re-phrase as 'Southampton or Everton more likely to score' and it becomes clearer

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      1. Yeah, I get that. My problem is that (a) I kind of trust Reading more than QPR to keep it together, and Gorkss is a (sometime) goal threat. I have Nelson in there now following all the rules, just seeing if I was missing anything.

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        1. Oops. Missed a (b) before Gorkss.

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  14. This is my first season in FPL, Im doing ok so far, could you take a look at my team and see if you got any advice. Linked.

    My thoughts are Ba > Berbs this week or next. Also Hazard > Mata at some point in order to sort the Guthrie problem and still be able upgrade a defender.

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    1. yeah i plan on doing hazard to mata next week
      wudve done it this week but ive already taken a -4 hit

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  15. who should i play out of these
    clyne , gorkss or demel?
    gorkss has everton , toughest fixture out of the three

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    1. demel

      if he starts,great chance of CS

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    2. Im not sure West Ham will bring Demel straight back in, last 2 games clean sheets against Man City and Newcastle. O'brien has been filling in well, think Demel will need to earn his place back.

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  16. Front 8 of

    Michu,Silva,Nolan,Bale,Fellaini
    Ba,Suarez,Lambert

    Who should I bench?

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    1. Lambert

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      1. that was my thinking too

        it is the garbage that is QPR which is enticing

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    2. nolan or lambert..
      id say nolan but lamberts a forward..
      coin toss between em lol

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  17. ChelsaChris. I'm thinking of ditching Bale too

    Current midfield is Fellaini Sterling Michu Hazard Bale

    I have 1.6m in the bank with 2 transfers this week, thinking Valencia and Walcott IN!

    Please help

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  18. who to vice captain since rvps still doubtful?
    michu, fellaini , berbs ( got sunderland at home) or aguero (aston villa at home but might be rested)

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    1. Berbs or Fellaini.

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  19. Jussi (Foster)

    Reid, Ivanovic, Rafa (Ridgewell, Gorkss)

    Bale, Carzola, Michu, Pienaar (Sterling)

    Berb, RVP, Crouch

    ...couple of things...I don't like the fact I'm doubling up on west ham defence but see that as a better option. Thinking of taking a hit this week with Santi > Silva & Michu > Felliani...leaves me with 2 Everton midfielders but could lead to Pienaar out next week..

    Thoughs please :)

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    1. who to bench out of Nolan Morrison Michu? Im doubling up on west ham defence, hoping for a win against stoke..tripling up if they fail will be disastrous..thoughts please?

      Jass (Bego)

      Demel Rafael Bertrand (Ridgewell Nelsen)

      Nolan Fellani Mata Michu Morrison

      Van P Rooney Berba

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  20. Is Ba ok to start this weekend? I seen he pulled out of the Senegal squad

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  21. If anyone has any Fantasy League questions or needs help with their team, leave your questions here.
    Only comments/questions submitted before 10pm Friday will be answered.
    I will give my honest opinion and a detailed answer.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 20 Oct, 2014 1:16pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Forster SOT A, Vs
Up Adrián WHM B, Vs
Up Howard EVE B, Vs
No Change Szczesny ARS C, Vs
Up Lloris TOT B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B
No Change Mignolet LIV C, Vs
Down Schmeichel LEI B, Vs, £
Down Heaton BRN C, £
No Change Begovic STO B

Defenders

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Player Club Factors
No Change Baines EVE A, Vs
No Change Bertrand SOT A, Vs
No Change Ivanovic CHE B, VsX
Up Chambers ARS C, Vs, £
Up Kaboul TOT B, Vs
Down Tomkins WHM B, Vs, Inj
Up Schlupp LEI B, Vs, Rest, OoP, £
Up Robertson HUL B, VsX
No Change Lovren LIV C, Vs
Up Kompany MCI B
Up Dawson WBA B
Down Shawcross STO B
Down Taylor SWA B, VsX, £
Down Trippier BRN B

Midfielders

Last updated: 21 Oct, 2014 12:16pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Sterling LIV A, Vs
No Change Tadic SOT A, Vs
No Change Di María MUN A, VsX
Up Sánchez ARS A, Vs, Rest
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, VsX
No Change Fábregas CHE A, VsX
Up Chadli TOT B, Inj
Up Downing WHM B, Vs, £
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Hazard CHE B, VsX
Up Mane SOT B, Vs
Up Henderson LIV B, Vs
Down Silva MCI B
No Change Puncheon CPL B
No Change Milner MCI B, Rest, £

Forwards

Last updated: 20 Oct, 2014 1:20pm
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Pellè SOT A, Vs
Down Diego Costa CHE A, VsX, Inj
No Change Welbeck ARS A, Vs, Inj
Up Falcao MUN B, VsX
Up Sakho WHM A, Vs, £
Up Berahino WBA A, £
Down Ulloa LEI B, Vs, £
Up Naismith EVE B, Vs, £
No Change Bony SWA B, VsX
Up Cissé NEW A

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Bardsley STO 4
Reid WHM 4
Diego Costa CHE 3
Fábregas CHE 3
Barry EVE 3
Naismith EVE 3
Robertson HUL 3
Moore LEI 3
Moreno LIV 3
Fernandinho MCI 3
Y Touré MCI 3
Dunne QPR 3
Henry QPR 3
Pellè SOT 3
Schneiderlin SOT 3
Mame Biram Diouf STO 3
Cattermole SUN 3
Dorrans WBA 3
Gardner WBA 3

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