West Brom’s Romelu Lukaku heads up our ICT Index rankings after a weekend of football, with Wigan’s Franco Di Santo an unlikely name to keep Robin Van Persie company in our top three. Our members can investigate these standings in full, digesting all the data from the weekend’s action. Big Numbers makes a return to pick out our take on the key statistics on show, together with an array of trends that have emerged over the past four Gameweeks…
- big oak
podo to cisse
carz to mata
already have walcott gibbs demel jcole
it will be for a hitOpen Controls
i think u mean the other way roundOpen Controls
felt good taking out suarez as a united fan and him getting 2pts 🙂Open Controls
I thoroughly enjoyed this myself :D. Though I brought Ba in for him, which could have gone better!Open Controls
It will against Southampton when he gets a brace.Open Controls
Ba was 2m cheaper though which allowed us to upgrade elsewhereOpen Controls
Whats your transfer plans for this week mate?Open Controls
see below dago.Open Controls
Have done the same, was riskier as it was a hit. Glad my gamble paid off on the Suarez side, just hoping Ba delivers in the second game. If he plays at all.Open Controls
- Back to Back Ballacks
Arsenal fan in peace, finally got a chance to get another look at the Kompany red card. (Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRfo-tNaBkc&t=2m12s).
The law concerned is Law 12 (Fouls & Misconduct) (http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/afdeveloping/refereeing/law_12_fouls_misconduct_en_47379.pdf) which states that players should be sent off for "serious foul play", which is defined as:
"A player is guilty of serious foul play if he uses excessive force or brutality against an opponent when challenging for the ball when it is in play."
The guidance adds that " 'using excessive force' means that the player has far exceeded the necessary use of force and is in danger of injuring his opponent." Note that it's the potential for injury that is considered, not actual injury.
It also adds that "Any player who lunges at an opponent in challenging for the ball from the front, from the side or from behind using one of both leg, with excessive force and endangering the safety of an opponent is guilty of serious foul play".
My take on it is that as far as the laws are concerned, this is a straightforwardly correct application of Rule 12 by the referee. Both of Kompany's legs leaving the ground leaves the referee with little choice but to deem it a lunge. Hence the FA is unlikely to undermine him, hence it is unlikely to be overturned.
From a moral point of view, I think Kompany went only for the ball and there was no intent to injure. Credit also to Wilshere for asking the referee not to send Kompany off immediately after the tackle - having made a few tackles like that himself, I think he understood! 😆Open Controls
*using one of both leg = *using one or both legsOpen Controls
- Scroobius Mac
I thought Wilshere thought the ref was going to punish him. Its not far off a 50/50 really.
One of those ones where the ref is right but the rules are wrong.Open Controls
Cameron - Azpilicueta - Evra
Maloney - Walcott - Routledge - Mata
Suarez - Ba - Van Persie
Subs: Begovic Nelsen Clyne Puncheon
Did Hazard > Walcott last night before price rise for free.
Currently have Winter Wildcard & 3.2m in the bank. Thinking of WCing.
Jaaskelainen > Bunn
Nelsen > Demel
Azpilicueta > Gibbs
Maloney > Fellaini
Routledge > Michu
Ba > Lukaku
With 0.7 left.
Any suggestions much appreciated.Open Controls
you should of wildcarded last week. Id be tempted to get a couple of DGW for this week, then use it later.Open Controls
- Messi & fabregas
anyone thinking of ditching ba?
too much money and frustration on the bench depending on rafa rotation?
i am thinking of giroud for the dgw
my fornt 8 will be
any thoughts?Open Controls
I'd go for Podolski over Giroud.Open Controls
- Scroobius Mac
Potential WC team
Szczesny / Mignolet
Sagna / Davies / Wilson / Clyne / Demel
Mata / Fellaini / Walcott / Puncheon / Bale
Sturridge / Aguero / Van Persie
Differences in starting XI this week would be Aguero, Sturridge, Chezney and Davies instead of Benteke, Berba, Luiz and Sterling.
Worth playing it or should I hold tight? Got 2 frees so could get some of that lot in anyway.Open Controls
- fuml_akimboOpen Controls
Fuml - happy with how your wildcard played???
you taking out BA this week? if so for who?
im thinking podolski/ageuroOpen Controls
keep Ba. I reckon you should save it.Open Controls
hmm its a tough one dago. most my rivals will take him out for the likes of sturridge/suarez/ageuro/podolski.
im 35 ahead of guy in 2nd so will see. whats your plans??Open Controls
Morning! As I slept over the deadline and missed my WC, I guess I'm one of few on here with the WC still available. Considering Arsenal+Hammers has a DGW, I figured it wasn't a big blooper after all. BEFORE i read Arsenal's game might be PP?!Open Controls
Back to RVP captain, who's with me.Open Controls
- Fergies fledgling
GUys, could use a little help. Unsure whether to wildcard this team, take a 4pt hit or neither.
Current team is:
Luiz Shawcross Demel Davies McAuley
Mata Bale Pienaar Michu Sterling
Suarez RVP Lambert
£1.0 m in the bank
A) Bale/Mata -> Walcott
B) Bale/Mata -> Walcott + Pienaar -> Fellaini (-4)
C) w/cardOpen Controls
Lamps + Lambert to Gerrard + Podolski for a -4 sound?
Have Mata, Walcott and no SuarezOpen Controls
Or should I look at Fellaini instead of Stevie?Open Controls
I like Gerrard however not too sure on PodolskiOpen Controls
I'd be tempted go have Fellaini for about 3 weeks. Then upgrade to Gerrard when the fixture ease up. Although I see your temptation for this week with NOR playing lfc.Open Controls
Is Berbatov to either of the below worth a hit?
Will WC week later, cheers.Open Controls
Who else has luaku in?Open Controls
Keep suarez for Norwich surely?Open Controls
he likes scoring against NorwichOpen Controls
Azpilicueta Gibbs Demel (Davies) (Cameron)
Walcott Michu Mata Fellaini (Noble)
RVP Ba Cisse
Wildcard played last week.
1 Free Transfer for this coming week.
What should I do? I was a bit disappointed with Cisse at the weekend but as Newcastle's only frontman at the moment I'm pretty sure he'll score against Reading this coming GW.Open Controls
Put Zabaleta in for Azpilicueta.Open Controls