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The ScoutCast – Episode Ninety Four – Resumption

Back for 2013, fully refreshed, slightly rusty and balancing the same chips on our shoulders, Granville are I make a return to the podcast studio.

The New Year presents my beleaguered co-host with a 51-point gap to bridge as I spent Christmas “ho-ho-ing” about three midfield hat-tricks, leaving Granville to roll out one mighty miffed in this week’s episode.

Elsewhere, we pick at the double Gameweek buffet, eagerly scoffing on the Chelsea canapés whilst wondering if Rafa has hidden something nasty in the vol-a-vents. We rinse that down with the latest transfers in and out in “all aboard”, preview all the weekend fixtures and carry out the latest emergency surgery on the ailing ScoutCast team.

Normal service is resumed via this link or you can pour this straight into your ears via the player below…

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

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  1. Schindler's list
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Off topic:

    Can I call the United vs Liverpool game is Derby of England?

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    1. KLUIVERT#DJANGO
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Manu vs Mancity

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      1. Schindler's list
        4 years, 9 months ago

        City dont have enough tropy to be a candidate for Derby of England

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    2. tommo-uk-
      4 years, 9 months ago

      I am a United Fan and i would class United v Liverpool the biggest derby!!!

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    3. Joga Bonito®
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 9 months ago

      As a Liverpool fan UTD's the main one I look out for at the start of the season.

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  2. Koflok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 9 months ago

    This is frustating

    Bench Punch Walcott or Michu

    Punch is the weakest but DGW
    Walcott simply because Arsenal always do well vs City at Emriates and he's playing up top
    Michu has a tougher fixture as Swans never score vs Everton but they are likely to score 1 goal and Michu gotta be in it.

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    1. cylus11 ( Manager) - Russia…
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Michu i would

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      1. Babytigrrr
        4 years, 9 months ago

        Same dilema, benching Michu... cue many goals.

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  3. Reinhold
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Anyone care to take a qualified guess on the % for these playing both games?

    Azpilicueta
    Lambert
    Luiz
    Ba

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    1. Reinhold
      4 years, 9 months ago

      *starting

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      1. DDC
        4 years, 9 months ago

        60
        90
        80
        35

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    2. The Team Principal
      4 years, 9 months ago

      25
      90
      85
      If he scores and plays well v Stoke - 95%
      If he doesn't score or play well - 5%

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  4. Dago
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Puncheon is causing me a real headache means benching Walcott, anyone else doing the same?

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    1. rvp786
      4 years, 9 months ago

      glad i aint got that dilemma now thanks to my pal Pogrenyak lol

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      1. rvp786
        4 years, 9 months ago

        puncheon will get 2pts against chelsea.

        so essentially its puncheon vs villa and 2pts vs walcott.

        id be tempted to go walcott

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        1. Dago
          4 years, 9 months ago

          I am but feel a fool not playing a dgw player, when am I ever gonna play him!

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          1. rvp786
            4 years, 9 months ago

            theres no easy answer really. its 50 50. walcott will probably score max one goal as city will be water tight at the back.

            if puncheon plays he gets at least 4pts plus whatever damage he might do.

            so safest option is going puncheon as at least he banks 4pts for u

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            1. Dago
              4 years, 9 months ago

              you are making alot of sense this morning, I think I need some caffeine 🙂

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              1. rvp786
                4 years, 9 months ago

                its cheeky bum time. i was thinking overtime last night in bed lol before i went sleep.

                what do you do work wise mate??

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                1. Dago
                  4 years, 9 months ago

                  I own a small chain of shoe shops in London. You?

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                  1. rvp786
                    4 years, 9 months ago

                    got my own online business for last 3 yrs. import from china and sell on ebay/amazon and my own website.

                    sell safety boots/shoes too. you should sell your stuff online too if your not already. makes a massive difference to your sales with little extra cost

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                  2. Dago
                    4 years, 9 months ago

                    I import from China too, but ladies fashion footwear. I am building a website this year. Whats the website?

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              2. KLUIVERT#DJANGO
                4 years, 9 months ago

                yea and then u find Walcot gets a goal and an assist 😀

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                1. Dago
                  4 years, 9 months ago

                  probably.

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      2. Dago
        4 years, 9 months ago

        ha ha ha hes a great pick for that reason!

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    2. Schindler's list
      4 years, 9 months ago

      It's even worse for me. I must bench one from Puncheon, Walcott, Silva

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      1. rvp786
        4 years, 9 months ago

        bench silva

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      2. Dago
        4 years, 9 months ago

        who are you playing at the back ahead of any of them?

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        1. Schindler's list
          4 years, 9 months ago

          Gibbs Demel Davies (or Luiz)

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          1. Dago
            4 years, 9 months ago

            sorry I miss read your post, gonna have to be Silva.

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    3. KLUIVERT#DJANGO
      4 years, 9 months ago

      i got the same problem so i decided to swap Punchy > Nolan and save him for the next Double and hope Punchy fail 😀

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      1. Dago
        4 years, 9 months ago

        I have thought about that but I need the spare cash elsewhere in my team.

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        1. KLUIVERT#DJANGO
          4 years, 9 months ago

          get cash from ur Def ,, or Noble,Cole are good alternatives though

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          1. Dago
            4 years, 9 months ago

            noble could work out actually thanks, just didnt ever wanted to see him back in my team.

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    4. tommo-uk-
      4 years, 9 months ago

      That is why i have opted to ignore the Power 5 midfield, as you will always have the dilemma of either dropping 1 of them or playing them all every week and not having any differential.

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      1. Dago
        4 years, 9 months ago

        well you would choose a bench fodder forward in those circumstances and expect not to really play him unless he had DGW, which Puncheon does.

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  5. Reckoner.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Think I've decided on a final team for after the 2 DGWs are done:

    Cech | Cerny
    Zabaleta | Gibbs | Rafael | Demel | Harte
    Mata | Walcott | Michu | Fellaini | Hernandez
    RVP | Suarez | Ruiz

    Cech's expensive yes but offers a safe route into the Chelsea defense.

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    1. Dago
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Cech is injured no?

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      1. DDC
        4 years, 9 months ago

        lacks a Welsh Left Winger

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    2. Rory Rocky man
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Bale bale bale

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  6. KLUIVERT#DJANGO
    4 years, 9 months ago

    i dont get it how u peeps can play Punchy and Bench guys like Silva Walcot Michu ,,, i mean even if he's playing triple

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    1. Schindler's list
      4 years, 9 months ago

      my Midfield this week

      Bale Mata Walcott Puncheon Silva (or Fellaini, still dont use FT this week)

      1. If I keep Silva, I must bench one from Pun, Silva, Walcott
      2. If I bring in Fellaini, I will play him, then bench one out of Pun or Walcott.

      any thought?

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      1. KLUIVERT#DJANGO
        4 years, 9 months ago

        u r in a tough position !

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      2. KLUIVERT#DJANGO
        4 years, 9 months ago

        its close but if it was my team i would bench Punchy ,, plus i would get fella but heard rumors he's leaving Everton so i'd wait to see things clear

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        1. Schindler's list
          4 years, 9 months ago

          thanks.

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        2. Schindler's list
          4 years, 9 months ago

          But Fellaini got 1 goal 1 assist at Liberty, I'm afraid of he will destroy Swansea this week again

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          1. KLUIVERT#DJANGO
            4 years, 9 months ago

            me myself i like Afroman i got him in ma team from Week 1 ,, what about swapin Silva > Fella and Punchy > Nolan / Noble ?

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            1. Schindler's list
              4 years, 9 months ago

              I only have 1 FT, my midfield is fine this week so i dont bring in Nolan fore more headache.

              Anyway see you later in new post: http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2013/01/11/scout-scribbles-giroud-worry-for-gunners/

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      3. KLUIVERT#DJANGO
        4 years, 9 months ago

        i would bench Walcot if he's playing on the Wing but after Giroud having troubles i guess he's playing upfront so more likely the chances he scores

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  7. I am not a smart guy
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Finally finalized my team:

    Begovic (Jaas)
    Gibbs Luiz Baines (Turner Demel)
    Walcott Michu Fellaini Mata (Snodgrass)
    Ba Berbatov RVP

    Who to captain?

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  8. Baby Cuties
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Get your GW22 picks out! Im curious!

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  9. GordonGekko
    4 years, 9 months ago

    My Midfield: Bale Mata Michu Walcott Sterling. Should I get in Fellaini for some of them ...?

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  10. cbruzon
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Azpilicueta or Cahill?

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  11. Big Red Dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 9 months ago

    WC Team:

    Jussi & Begovic
    Demel Cameron Boyce Harte Garrido
    Michu Mata Fellaini Walcott Sterling
    Benteke Ba RVP

    Thoughts? 😀

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    1. wah1berg
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Ditch Benteke for Ruiz or Henriquez and improve defence

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  12. cbruzon
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Azpi or cahill and gibbs

    OR

    Luiz and sagna

    HELP PLEASEEEEEEE

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  13. r0binh0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Terry on, Luiz or Ivanovic off please!

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    1. r0binh0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 9 months ago

      hehe, and Torres on for Ba.

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  14. Mind över Mata
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Luiz and Ba -> Sagna and Suarez (-4)

    Yay/nay

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    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Would say yay, although haven't decided myself yet to go Ba to Suarez or Podokski for free for next GW. Awaiting to see Sturrige first, might get him in for Ba or Berba if he seems nailed on in the middle.

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