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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
    3 years, 4 months ago

    Was Demel still ill today or just not picked?

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    1. Rukawa
        3 years, 4 months ago

        LOL

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      • The3rdTurd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 4 months ago

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

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      • AK - Top 10K Please
          3 years, 4 months ago

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

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

            staying true to your username

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          • megatronaldinho
              3 years, 4 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
                  3 years, 4 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
                      3 years, 4 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
                    3 years, 4 months ago

                    Your doing quite well. May as well look

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

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

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                    2. megatronaldinho
                        3 years, 4 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
                        3 years, 4 months ago

                        west ham didn't play...

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

                    No game today.postponed.

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                  4. MACHU MICHU
                      3 years, 4 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
                          3 years, 4 months ago

                          😆 ...

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

                        Any news on Michu's injury yet?

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                        1. Jax
                            3 years, 4 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
                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                +7

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                          • AK - Top 10K Please
                              3 years, 4 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. AK - Top 10K Please
                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                  6*

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

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

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                                  • Rukawa
                                      3 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                  • Crouch Potato!
                                      3 years, 4 months ago

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

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

                                      Has BAP Chap been about yet?

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                                      1. Jax
                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                          yeah ages ago.

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                                      2. Pratik
                                          3 years, 4 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
                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                            Lol; cheers.

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                                        • Ball Bag™ ⚽⚽
                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                            Best replacement for tevez

                                            Currently have berba rvp tevez.

                                            No cash left

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

                                            lads there is a new post almost 250 comments in 😳

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                                          • Timmy Cahill Rules
                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                              Hazard
                                              Mata
                                              Gerrard

                                              ????

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                                            • Rafabio
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                              Corner practice for TOT?

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                                            • Mindless Freak
                                                3 years, 4 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
                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                  have to get bale in

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                                                • MACHU MICHU
                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                    cant believe i played baker before cuellar ARRGHHHHH

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                                                  • Timmy Cahill Rules
                                                      3 years, 4 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
                                                        3 years, 4 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
                                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                                            Santi 4 Bale

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                                                        2. Timmy Cahill Rules
                                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                                            Walcott or Berb (C)

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                                                          • The King
                                                              3 years, 4 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
                                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                                              bit quiet on here tonight 😉

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                                                            • goonerbyron
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              3 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                                              1. Smarty Pants
                                                                  3 years, 4 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
                                                                3 years, 4 months ago

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

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                                                              3. Fast Eddie
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                come on you spurs :-)

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                                                              4. Licky
                                                                  3 years, 4 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
                                                                  3 years, 4 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... :roll:

                                                                  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…
                                                                      3 years, 4 months ago

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

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