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The ScoutCast – Episode Eighty Eight – The Manchurian

Granville may well be exotic but he’s not Manchurian, despite what the spellcheck told me a few weeks back. He’s also a happy man. Winning on all fronts, he’s dishing out “one helluva beating” to yours truly right now.

Reveling in his position of power, the Hungarian Mancunian brings me to task on my jerky knee transfers, with the regular ScoutCast favourites scattered around that particular discussion.

Get your ears around our foreign tongues via this link or stream the nonsense through the player below.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. TM - LMS 18487-7273
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    3 years, 8 months ago

    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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    1. Steel Arm - Drogba "Un…
        3 years, 8 months ago

        😀

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      • Mílanista
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        3 years, 8 months ago

        😀

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      • Billy Gilmore
          3 years, 8 months ago

          😀

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      • Joga Bonito®
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        3 years, 8 months ago

        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.

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        1. Mílanista
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          3 years, 8 months ago

          Never seen him round here. Knock that lurker out!

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          1. In Tommy We Trust
              3 years, 8 months ago

              This^^^^

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            • Joga Bonito®
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              3 years, 8 months ago

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

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              1. tw
                  3 years, 8 months ago

                  that's what a lurker is

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                  1. Joga Bonito®
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                    3 years, 8 months ago

                    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.

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          2. Berbalove
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            3 years, 8 months ago

            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?

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            1. tw
                3 years, 8 months ago

                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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              • Sidharth
                  3 years, 8 months ago

                  Quite like your name. I should have seen you before 😉

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              • ITurnz
                  3 years, 8 months ago

                  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?

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                  1. tw
                      3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                    • In Tommy We Trust
                        3 years, 8 months ago

                        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?

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                        1. ITurnz
                            3 years, 8 months ago

                            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!)

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                            1. In Tommy We Trust
                                3 years, 8 months ago

                                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

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                        2. tw
                            3 years, 8 months ago

                            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

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                            1. ITurnz
                                3 years, 8 months ago

                                Looks strong to me

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

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                                1. tw
                                    3 years, 8 months ago

                                    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...

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                                    1. ITurnz
                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                        Think i prefer ARS attacking coverage as opposed to defensive at the moment

                                        Not tempted by Berbatov then?

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                                        1. tw
                                            3 years, 8 months ago

                                            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

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                                            1. Joga Bonito®
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                                              3 years, 8 months ago

                                              Berb might have gone up a lot more by then.

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                                      • Joga Bonito®
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                                        3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                        1. tw
                                            3 years, 8 months ago

                                            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?

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                                            1. Joga Bonito®
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                                              3 years, 8 months ago

                                              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.

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                                    2. Superdry7
                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                        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 :)

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                                      • TM - LMS 18487-7273
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                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                        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. Malcolm Tucker for England …
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                                          3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                          1. Malcolm Tucker for England …
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                                            3 years, 8 months ago

                                            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. In Tommy We Trust
                                            3 years, 8 months ago

                                            Did he fall over at the mere sight of the finish line? 😉

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                                        3. Hannibal Jack
                                            3 years, 8 months ago

                                            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
                                                3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                1. Hannibal Jack
                                                    3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                    1. tw
                                                        3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                2. roscola
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                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

                                                  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. Bubbles
                                                      3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                      1. roscola
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                                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                                        Cheers Bubbles. Even with the doubling up?

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                                                        1. Bubbles
                                                            3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                      2. tw
                                                          3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                        • In Tommy We Trust
                                                            3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                            1. roscola
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                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                          • TM - LMS 18487-7273
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                                                            3 years, 8 months ago

                                                            Both teams to score in the derby.

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                                                            1. Malcolm Tucker for England …
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                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

                                                              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. TM - LMS 18487-7273
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                                                                3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                Draw at HT. 😉

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                                                                1. Malcolm Tucker for England …
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                                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                                  1. TM - LMS 18487-7273
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                                                                    3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                          • roscola
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                                                            3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                        • ManTree(v2!) or just JAY!
                                                            3 years, 8 months ago

                                                            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. Joga Bonito®
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                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

                                                              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. ManTree(v2!) or just JAY!
                                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                  Sold Valencia this week for fellaini.

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                                                                  1. Joga Bonito®
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                                                                    3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                    Ahhh, ok.

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

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                                                              2. drughi
                                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                              3. Hitman3095
                                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

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

                                                                  Foster to Mignolet yeah?

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                                                                  1. roscola
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                                                                    3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                    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. Hitman3095
                                                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                        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. Eunuch Jelly
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                                                                      3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                      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. Hitman3095
                                                                          3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                          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. Hitman3095
                                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                                              1. Eunuch Jelly
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                                                                                3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                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).

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                                                                                1. Hitman3095
                                                                                    3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                    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 😉

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                                                                        • chel5eachris
                                                                            3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                            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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                                                                          • Eunuch Jelly
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                                                                            3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                            Nelson or Gorkss for the weekend?

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                                                                            1. roscola
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                                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                                              1. Eunuch Jelly
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                                                                                3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                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. Eunuch Jelly
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                                                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                  Oops. Missed a (b) before Gorkss.

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                                                                          • Bobsyauncle
                                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                              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. MountainBeach
                                                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                  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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                                                                              2. MountainBeach
                                                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                  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. ronty
                                                                                      3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                      demel

                                                                                      if he starts,great chance of CS

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                                                                                    • Bobsyauncle
                                                                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                        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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                                                                                    • ronty
                                                                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                        Front 8 of

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

                                                                                        Who should I bench?

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                                                                                        1. Eunuch Jelly
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                                                                                          3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                          Lambert

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                                                                                          1. ronty
                                                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                              that was my thinking too

                                                                                              it is the garbage that is QPR which is enticing

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                                                                                          2. MountainBeach
                                                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                                                          3. BigBadWolf
                                                                                              3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                              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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                                                                                            • MountainBeach
                                                                                                3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                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. TM - LMS 18487-7273
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                                                                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                  Berbs or Fellaini.

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                                                                                              • Superdry7
                                                                                                  3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                  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. Vidic The Nail
                                                                                                      3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                  2. Hammers Select
                                                                                                      3 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                                                                    • The Team Principal
                                                                                                        3 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                      • Gazza2000
                                                                                                          3 years, 8 months ago

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