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Boxing Day Dugout Discussion

A busy Boxing day programme serves up nine Premier League matches, with only the Gunners and West Ham missing the party. With seven three o’clock kick-offs and two evening matches, we’ve feast in front of us and a constant stream of Fantasy points right throughout the day. Our Dugout Discussion chatroom is now open to be your soundboard as you surf the wave of emotions approaching.

The team news from the three o’clock kick-offs is dominated by the news that it’s Wayne Rooney who makes way from the United lineup to face Newcastle, with Robin Van Persie, trusted with the armband by many, starting along with Javier Hernandez. Sky Sports have reported that Rooney, along with Ashley Young who is also absent today, picked up knocks in training.

Elsewhere, Roberto Mancini defies his statement that it’s “impossible” to start with the same strikers for two matches in the space of three days by starting with the same strikers for two matches in the space of three days (so bitter – ed) – it’s Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez up front at Sunderland, then. John O’Shea misses out for the home side, Ryan Nelsen is absent for QPR through illness, Bryan Ruiz is fit enough to return to the bench for Fulham, Grant Holt returns for Norwich, David Luiz looks to be in midfield again for Chelsea as Rafa Benitez rests Eden Hazard. It’s breathless stuff and there hasn’t been a ball kicked in anger yet.

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

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  1. Demelbrush
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 8 months ago

    Was Demel still ill today or just not picked?

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    1. Rukawa
        4 years, 8 months ago

        LOL

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      • The3rdTurd
          4 years, 8 months ago

          Wasn't picked today, same as the rest of his teammates.

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        • ÆK ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 8 months ago

          West Ham have a blank this week. Apt name. 😉

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        • Hello. Yes, This is Dog
            4 years, 8 months ago

            staying true to your username

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          • megatronaldinho
              4 years, 8 months ago

              demel didn't play? cool. might get cuellar off my bench. i don't know what my team looks like and too scared to check

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              1. Pratik
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 years, 8 months ago

                Check our Serie-A H2H.....It's just come to my knowledge that the tiebreaker is h2h, and not gd. So I still might be relegated unless I win the match against you.

                I think it boils down to
                Me- Enrique + Bps for (Berba, RVP) vs Megatron- 3pts + Bps for Mata

                Have I got it correct?

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                1. megatronaldinho
                    4 years, 8 months ago

                    i'm against you? dang. wish u all the best. well. second best. haven't the council leagues bookmarked. my ps3 is a dick so i dare not put too much faith in it.

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                2. Ginkapo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 years, 8 months ago

                  Your doing quite well. May as well look

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                  1. Demelbrush
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 years, 8 months ago

                    I had a claret and blue 'senior moment'...

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                  2. megatronaldinho
                      4 years, 8 months ago

                      ok then. screw it. i'll check. but yeah. what the guy below said: wham didn't play last christmas. thanks though

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                  3. Jax
                      4 years, 8 months ago

                      west ham didn't play...

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                3. Harvey?
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 years, 8 months ago

                  No game today.postponed.

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                4. MACHU MICHU
                    4 years, 8 months ago

                    Hernandez prob tackled rooney in training to make sure he played this week and have a crack at west brom on the weekend 🙂

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                    1. Rukawa
                        4 years, 8 months ago

                        😆 ...

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                      • El Magico - Insane In De Br…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        4 years, 8 months ago

                        Or simply Fergie trying to avoid Rooney picking up a fifth yellow...

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                    2. El Magico - Insane In De Br…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 years, 8 months ago

                      Any news on Michu's injury yet?

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                      1. Jax
                          4 years, 8 months ago

                          no, people please look at the home page tweets for info on this. if we know something it will appear here.

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                          1. Rukawa
                              4 years, 8 months ago

                              +7

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                        • ÆK ⭐
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 years, 8 months ago

                          Would you take Suarez in your team if you didn't have him and throw Aguero out? He's got- qpr SUN mun NOR ars mci. 2 fairly defensive teams and 3 top 4 teams in the next 5.

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                          1. ÆK ⭐
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            4 years, 8 months ago

                            6*

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                          2. Hello. Yes, This is Dog
                              4 years, 8 months ago

                              he can score against anyone though. some of his best games have been against the top teams.

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                            • Rukawa
                                4 years, 8 months ago

                                Suarez can score against anyone (Chelsea)
                                Sadly he also cannt score against anyone (Soton)

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                            • Crouch Potato!
                                4 years, 8 months ago

                                May as well place a ball at both Villa corner flags!

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                              • iCon
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                4 years, 8 months ago

                                Has BAP Chap been about yet?

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                                1. Jax
                                    4 years, 8 months ago

                                    yeah ages ago.

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                                2. Pratik
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  4 years, 8 months ago

                                  You guys do know there has been another post for about 20+ minutes? ( NEW POST)

                                  Bonus chap is there on the first page.

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                                  1. iCon
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    4 years, 8 months ago

                                    Lol; cheers.

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                                3. Ball Bag™ ⚽⚽
                                    4 years, 8 months ago

                                    Best replacement for tevez

                                    Currently have berba rvp tevez.

                                    No cash left

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                                  • Optimus.
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    4 years, 8 months ago

                                    lads there is a new post almost 250 comments in 😳

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                                  • Timmy Cahill Rules
                                      4 years, 8 months ago

                                      Hazard
                                      Mata
                                      Gerrard

                                      ????

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                                    • Rafabio
                                        4 years, 8 months ago

                                        Corner practice for TOT?

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                                      • Mindless Freak
                                          4 years, 8 months ago

                                          DEFOE I ASK YOU ONCE TO SCORE MINIMUM OF 2 GOALS TO TRY AND BALE ME OUT OF MY CUP TIE, BUT YOUR NOT LISTENING. NOW I NEED A SHAWCROSS GOAL AND A JOHNSON GOAL TO SAVE ME BECAUSE MY STUPID OPPONENT HAS BEGOVIC CAMERON AND ENRIQUE

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                                        • Timmy Cahill Rules
                                            4 years, 8 months ago

                                            have to get bale in

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                                          • MACHU MICHU
                                              4 years, 8 months ago

                                              cant believe i played baker before cuellar ARRGHHHHH

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                                            • Timmy Cahill Rules
                                                4 years, 8 months ago

                                                With Rooney out

                                                Im very reluctant to sell kun watched the whole game and once again he looked far sharper than Tevez

                                                Im hoping my patince with kun will be rewarded soon ........

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                                              • RayneWooney
                                                  4 years, 8 months ago

                                                  The team I plan to take into the DGW (no WC) - Opinions?

                                                  Jaask (DGW)
                                                  Sagna (DGW) - Gallas - GJ
                                                  Walcott (DGW) - Nolan (DGW) - Bale - Michu
                                                  RVP - Suarez - Berba

                                                  No hits needed to get to this team and a WC avaliable afterwards...
                                                  What do you think? 😆

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                                                  1. toxik
                                                      4 years, 8 months ago

                                                      Santi 4 Bale

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                                                  2. Timmy Cahill Rules
                                                      4 years, 8 months ago

                                                      Walcott or Berb (C)

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                                                    • The King
                                                        4 years, 8 months ago

                                                        Team for next week.
                                                        Begovic
                                                        Cameron - Clark - Nastasic
                                                        Bale - Silva - Michu - Sidwell
                                                        Ba - Rooney - RVP (C)
                                                        Subs: Foster - Enrique - Cuellar - Puncheon
                                                        Is my first team right? I know I have to take Rooney out, but for who? Torres? Also, how serious was Michu's injury. Cheers for any advice lads.

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                                                      • Optimus.
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        4 years, 8 months ago

                                                        bit quiet on here tonight 😉

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                                                      • GoonerByron
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        4 years, 8 months ago

                                                        Who to lose for Walcott after this weeks over... Mata, Silva or Michu?

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                                                        1. Smarty Pants
                                                            4 years, 8 months ago

                                                            damn you stupid baines! how difficult it is to get something against wigan at home? moron!!!

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                                                        2. moment
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          4 years, 8 months ago

                                                          Jermaine!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                                                        3. Fast Eddie
                                                            4 years, 8 months ago

                                                            come on you spurs 🙂

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                                                          • Licky
                                                              4 years, 8 months ago

                                                              Was a terrible week, then Bale and Defoe came along and with Suarez and Bego to play.

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                                                            • Wild Rover
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              4 years, 8 months ago

                                                              Granville..

                                                              It is a lie that I was boasting at half time that I had Clark coming off my bench. My only reference to him was that he was racking up the blocks which he was...
                                                              I'm not sure what your motive was as I haven't made a single post gloating about Bale(c) either... 🙄

                                                              http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2012/12/26/rooney-suffers-ligament-blow/comment-page-16/#comment-4691739

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                                                              1. Chris_Fàbregas #DOOS…
                                                                  4 years, 8 months ago

                                                                  You and I captained Bale. Nice work, Wild Rover 😀

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