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Boxing Day Dugout Discussion

Filed under: Dugout Discussion - Posted by: Mark

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.

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  1. Was Demel still ill today or just not picked?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. LOL

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Wasn't picked today, same as the rest of his teammates.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. West Ham have a blank this week. Apt name. 😉

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    4. staying true to your username

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    5. 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

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. 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?

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. 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.

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
      2. Your doing quite well. May as well look

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
        1. I had a claret and blue 'senior moment'...

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
        2. ok then. screw it. i'll check. but yeah. what the guy below said: wham didn't play last christmas. thanks though

          • 3 years, 1 month ago
      3. Jax

        west ham didn't play...

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  2. No game today.postponed.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  3. Hernandez prob tackled rooney in training to make sure he played this week and have a crack at west brom on the weekend :)

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. 😆 ...

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Or simply Fergie trying to avoid Rooney picking up a fifth yellow...

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  4. Any news on Michu's injury yet?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Jax

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

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. +7

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  5. 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.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. he can score against anyone though. some of his best games have been against the top teams.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Suarez can score against anyone (Chelsea)
      Sadly he also cannt score against anyone (Soton)

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  6. May as well place a ball at both Villa corner flags!

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  7. Has BAP Chap been about yet?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Jax

      yeah ages ago.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  8. You guys do know there has been another post for about 20+ minutes? ( NEW POST)

    Bonus chap is there on the first page.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Lol; cheers.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  9. Best replacement for tevez

    Currently have berba rvp tevez.

    No cash left

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  10. lads there is a new post almost 250 comments in 😳

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  11. Hazard
    Mata
    Gerrard

    ????

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  12. Corner practice for TOT?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  13. 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

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  14. have to get bale in

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  15. cant believe i played baker before cuellar ARRGHHHHH

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  16. 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 ........

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  17. 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? 😆

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Santi 4 Bale

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  18. Walcott or Berb (C)

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  19. 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.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  20. bit quiet on here tonight 😉

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  21. Who to lose for Walcott after this weeks over... Mata, Silva or Michu?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. damn you stupid baines! how difficult it is to get something against wigan at home? moron!!!

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  22. Jermaine!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  23. come on you spurs :-)

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  24. Was a terrible week, then Bale and Defoe came along and with Suarez and Bego to play.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  25. 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... :roll:

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

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. You and I captained Bale. Nice work, Wild Rover 😀

      • 3 years, 1 month ago

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