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The Watchlist Updated – Gameweek 23

With our second double Gameweek in view, Arsenal’s assets at both ends of the field dominate our Watchlist thinking. The Gunners ease out of their pair of fixtures into a stretch of home matches, reducing any apparent risk involved in short-term acquisition, as Arsene Wenger’s main protagonists top the rankings across three positions.

You can view our current standings in your sidebar and read on for the details behind the recent movements and the factors at play behind our thinking.

Goalkeepers

With the double to come, giving the Gunners four home matches in the next five Gameweeks, it’s no surprise to see Wojciech Szczesny climb to the top of our goalkeeper rankings. At 5.3, the Pole, along with Bacary Sagna and Kieran Gibbs, offers a secure route into Arsene Wenger’s back four for that favourable run.

In truth, Simon Mignolet is unfortunate to be toppled by the Arsenal stopper. With the Belgian helping Sunderland to their eighth clean sheet of the season with the win over West Ham, Mignolet continues to flourish as a Fantasy asset and is now the second ranked keeper in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game. With fixtures remaining kind and no real stand out contender in the Sunderland defence, Mignolet remains a strong option as a mid-price one-stop shop selection.

In many respects, those top two stand alone – ahead of the other contenders by quite some distance, not least because they are arguably the favoured defensive acquisitions for their respective teams.

The same cannot be said for both Asmir Begovic and Michel Vorm – there are potentially cheaper and more profitable options within the Stoke and Swansea back four which will doubtless have Fantasy managers thinking twice. Begovic may well be ranked as the top FPL keeper on show but, with just a single clean sheet in the last six outings, the form of the Stoke defence is a concern. The fixture list does fall in their favour, however, with the Potters facing up to Wigan, Reading and West Ham at the Britannia in their next three home matches: that should offer plenty of opportunity for Begovic to reinstate himself as the prime keeper option, although the availability of Marc Wilson, as a 4.0 defender, will likely reduce his stock considerably. Wilson is said to be just a few weeks from a return to contention and will be a top Fantasy target once reinstated in Tony Pulis’ rearguard.

As for Vorm, he has Ben Davies playing in front of him and available for just 4.2 but, with Stoke and QPR arriving at the Liberty Stadium next, and trips to Sunderland and West Ham in the sandwich, the Dutchman has obvious appeal as a keeper option.

West Ham’s Jussi Jaaskaleinen has some favourable opponents on the horizon while this week’s double Gameweek also reinforces his potential. Again though, the availability of prime defensive options, in this case Guy Demel at just 4.0, dents Jaaskaleinen’s appeal somewhat.

For views on effective goalkeeper pairings, our Wildcard article discusses our pick of those on offer, featuring the cast mentioned above and more.

Defenders

In defence we find Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs holding firm, despite Sunday’s 2-0 reverse to City. Like Szczesny, Gibbs benefits form a run of Emirates matches and appears to offer good value on his 5.6 FPL price tag.

He holds off Everton’s Leighton Baines and Chelsea’s David Luiz, then, both of whom continue to offer strong attacking presence and the promise of goals and assists from both open play and set-pieces. Baines returned his first clean sheet in 16 league outings with the 0-0 at Swansea and, over the next three, appears to have the platform to build on that progress. As for Luiz, he got shifted back into defence at Stoke but will be expected to take up a midfield role now that John Terry is available to marshall Rafa Benitez’s rearguard.

City’s Pablo Zabaleta and West Ham’s Guy Demel complete our top five – two players at different ends of the price spectrum. Matija Nastasic runs Zabeleta close for the pick from the City defence but the Argentine’s raids forward are enough to make him our preferred option. As for Demel, he looks exceptional value at just 4.0 to offer coverage of Sam Allardyce’s backline for their forthcoming run of decent fixtures. West Ham will have to improve markedly on their defensive showing at Sunderland in order to offer returns, however.

Swansea’s Ben Davies is another outstanding option in the budget bracket and has a favourable four Gameweek spell, starting with the weekend clash with Stoke. We also like Wigan’s Emmerson Boyce, although there is some concern that, with the injury to Ivan Ramis at Fulham, he may well be forced back to centre-back role. Much depends on the availability of Antolin Alcaraz – it’s believed that he is close to a return after months on the sidelines.

Below this, we have more expensive options – notably United’s Patrice Evra who has stormed to the top of the defender FPL standings, despite keeping just four clean sheets all season. United’s back four remains questionable, although the fixture list is kind to Sir Alex Ferguson’s men and may tempted investors to look at Evra, despite a hefty 7.1 price tag. With rumours circulating that Nemanja Vidic has suffered further ligament damage in Sunday’s victory over Liverpool, there will be continued concerns of further fragility but, at the same time, the likes of Jonny Evans could also earn interest, with his start more assured – again, though, we await prognosis on the hamstring problem that kept him out of Sunday’s game against Liverpool.

Midfielders

Theo Walcott finds himself labeled as the “most wanted” going into Gameweek 23. The winger turned forward faces up to Chelsea and West Ham having returned in seven of his last nine league outings. Potentially devastating, Walcott will be expected to flourish over Arsenal’s four home fixtures in the next five Gameweeks.

Team-mate Santi Cazorla slides into relative obscurity as a result of Walcott’s ascent and the Spaniard, whilst fancied for Gameweek 23, seems unlikely to tempt Fantasy managers to double up in the mid-term, with the likes of Gareth Bale and Juan Mata remaining strong in the same price bracket. Neither can compete with Cazorla on fixtures but, with Walcott offering the coverage of Arsene Wenger’s attack, both Bale and Mata will likely retain their position in many squads, whilst earning a share of new owners.

That pairing can’t quite rival both Michu and Marouane Fellaini for value and goal threat, however. Deployed in advanced roles for Swansea and Everton respectively, the duo have always looked like season keepers and, with strong fixtures ahead of them in the short-term, we have to expect further returns from both.

Outside of the top six, we find two more heavy-hitters as both City’s David Silva and Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard struggle to break the template midfield. Gerrard’s form remains superb but, with both Luis Suarez and now Daniel Sturridge offering coverage, the Liverpool skipper’s appeal takes a dent. As for Silva, he has simmered with a run of four assists in the last six matches but, with Edin Dzeko a mid-price option up front, the Spanish playmaker is struggling to establish himself as anything but a differential right now. Silva still has a modest 5% ownership.

The mid-price bracket remains flooded with differentials, with Kevin Nolan, Jon Walters and Stephane Sessegnon all viable routes for those opting to break up the template and seek out something a little different. You can add Adam Johnson to that list, with little to choose between the former City winger and his team-mate, Sessegnon.

Forwards

There’s a shake-up below the top two of Robin Van Persie and Luis Suarez, with both City’s Edin Dzeko and Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski emerging as excellent short-term options. Dzeko faces up to the obliging Fulham defence this weekend having scored four goals in three league starts, while Podolski looks set to take on spot-kick duties with Mikel Arteta out and, in addition to his double Gameweek, enjoys the aforementioned run of Emirates encounters over the next month.

Those two topple Demba Ba who slips in our reckoning, at least until we form a view on the severity of the rotation problem at the Bridge with Fernando Torres. Daniel Sturridge, a player formerly the victim of few opportunities at the London club, now becomes a serious factor in our Fantasy seasons and takes his place in our Watchlist rankings. A goal at Old Trafford on his Liverpool league debut signaled Sturridge’s intent and, once he’s established and confirmed fully fit, we expect to see the former Chelsea man climb further and dent the appeal of Luis Suarez, given the significant price difference between the pair.

Steven Fletcher and Rickie Lambert head up a pack of excellent mid-price differentials, with Romelu Lukaku and the budget friendly Pavel Pogrebnyak offering further options for those shopping for a cheap third striker in a preferred 3-5-2 FPL set-up.

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

1,051 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Koflok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Any chance both Cuellar and Wilson back in action by the end of this month?

    Would be sweet to get this defense

    Bego
    Rafael Wilson MartinR Nelsen Cuellar

    If not I'll go

    Migs
    Rafael Cameron MartinR Nelsen Harte

    No Stoke double 🙁

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    1. Mulder
      4 years, 11 months ago

      BREAKING NEWS: Vincent Kompany’s red card against Arsenal has been overturned after a successful appeal

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      1. Granville
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        BREAKING NEWS: The referee's union are appealing against the overturning of Kompany's red card. If it's successful, prepare for an appeal by MCFC.

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        1. Mulder
          4 years, 11 months ago

          😀

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    2. Koflok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I'll definitely get Kompany in then.

      Cheers guys 😉

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  2. Make mine a pint
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    How long the snow likely to be around?

    Any chance of posponments this weekend?

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    1. rvp786
      4 years, 11 months ago

      doubt it.

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    2. Rhysd007
      4 years, 11 months ago

      hopefully not http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2643743

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    3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      hopw so...dgw's later on...good for the soul...

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  3. Silly Sausage
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Bego Mingo

    Harte Davies Demel Gibbs Clyne

    Fellaini Mata Michu Bale Puncheon

    Lamber RVP Suarez

    Bale > Gerrard GW26

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    1. La Roja
      4 years, 11 months ago

      U need at least one more arsenal player

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    2. Hank Scorpio
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Keeper combo too expensive for my liking.

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    3. Rhysd007
      4 years, 11 months ago

      more arse 😉

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  4. Rhysd007
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Got
    Beg/ Jussi
    Luiz/ Martin / Davies (Swans) / Gibbs / O’Brien
    Michu / Mata / Fellaini / Walc / Cole
    RvP / Ba / Lamb

    2.4 in bank 1 FT.

    Will look at Ba’s rotation after midweek, and leave the replays get out of the way before doing transfers. But I don't think Ba is gonna get in the minutes; what u guys think? my options:

    A – Ba > Suarez, Lamb > Podol, Luiz > Demel (rest Mata) – 8
    B – Ba > Suarez
    C – Lamb > Podol
    D – B or C & OBrien/Martin to Demel -4

    thanks 🙂

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  5. Live4pool
    4 years, 11 months ago

    is Demel nailed on for the DGW?

    i'm thinking of getting him in. he seems to be a nice Guy.

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    1. thetinkerman
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      They've got a serious lack of senior defenders so any fit defender seems nailed right now.

      Demel, Tomkins and Reid seem to fit the bill. O'Brien will come back at the weekend hopefully.

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    2. Hank Scorpio
      4 years, 11 months ago

      As close to nailed on as can be at the moment.

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  6. Locarno
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Bow before me, you know-all bastards. You know who you are.

    http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2013/01/13/sunday-dugout-discussion-66/comment-page-37/#comment-4890435

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    1. roscola
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Perfect piece of gloatmarking 😀

      Nice work

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    2. thetinkerman
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Yawn.

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    3. Fashanu Zealand Jelly
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      I remember this, and at the time I thought they were right. However, they did state it a bit strongly and deserve to have this flashed about.

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      1. La Roja
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Well done. Your prize is on its way. A big fecking whoop

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        1. Fashanu Zealand Jelly
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          4 years, 11 months ago

          Eh, did you read what I wrote? I got it wrong along with them. Just saying that if you set out your stall as strongly as they did, then Locarno's gloat is fair play.

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    4. Fratboy
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Really wasn't that hard to predict.

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      1. Granville
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        They've never rescinded one like that before.

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        1. Fratboy
          4 years, 11 months ago

          I know I know, it just didn't look that bad to me. Fair enough, you have "experience" on your side 😉

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      2. thetinkerman
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        I don't know what's worse - the childish 'I-told-you-so's or the 'duh!'s 😉

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    5. Granville
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      I knew you'd be back. 🙂

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      1. Locarno
        4 years, 11 months ago

        🙂 Normally, I'd leave it, but I thought it was one of the best tackles I'd ever seen. Glad for the guy that he got off.

        And if some people look stupid in the process...

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        1. Granville
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          4 years, 11 months ago

          I do wonder what was different to last year's Kompany red card appeal? This appeal was actually harder to justify. The FA must have changed the way they look at them.

          Anyway have your day 🙂

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    6. Jönny
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Ha! Normally don't approve of this kind of thing, but I'll give you that one.

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      1. Locarno
        4 years, 11 months ago

        I usually hate this sort of thing, but I got bagged so much defending the tackle, I was keeping an eye on the outcome.

        Besides, I've had f*** all else to gloat about this season.

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    7. Mulder
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Nice.

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    1. thetinkerman
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Nice! That type of player can be good for FPL.

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    2. Live4pool
      4 years, 11 months ago

      another liverpool striker to be bantered? it's getting boring.

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      1. ★FC Borecelona★
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Pretty sure he was criticised for his selfishness at Chelsea

        Anyway it was just a joke 🙂

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    3. Giggs Boson
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Here come the butt-hurt Liverpool fans... http://i.imgur.com/3c7Yt.gif

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      1. Giggs Boson
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        * Liverpool fans (the butthurt was harsh 😐 )

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  8. SuperOsçarBaby
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Who have Aguero this GW v FUL? and would you make him (c)

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    1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      is he gonna be fit ?

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      1. rvp786
        4 years, 11 months ago

        safer to go for walcott (C)

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    2. Fratboy
      4 years, 11 months ago

      lol see below

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  9. La Roja
    4 years, 11 months ago

    So who is ballsy to bringing in Lukaku for weekend?

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    1. Locarno
      4 years, 11 months ago

      If I make a transfer, it'll be to get him in. But I might save it and do two the following week. It would hurt too much if he flopped against Villa.

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      1. rvp786
        4 years, 11 months ago

        vlaar is back so might keep him quiet. also dont trust clark with his rotations

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      2. La Roja
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Wouldn't hurt more if he grabs a brace?

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    2. tahoe don
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I brought him in, so I think it's a good move. We'll see.

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    3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      I've had him since i started...and i'll probably have him in five years time...great player...

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  10. Fratboy
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Providing no injuries and fitness etc I was going to do:

    Ivanovic and Ba > Gibbs and Aguero leaving:

    De Gea
    GIBBS Davies DEMEL
    WALCOTT(c) Bale Mata Michu Fellaini
    Van Persie Aguero(vc)

    Sound good? For a hit of course but very long term transfers.

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    1. La Roja
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Except ur goallie, all set

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      1. rvp786
        4 years, 11 months ago

        goalie who plays for team whos top of league? nowt wrong with that

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        1. La Roja
          4 years, 11 months ago

          Goallie who is shipping in goals for fun, too many things wrong that

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          1. rvp786
            4 years, 11 months ago

            well he has him now so no point taking him out for a hit is there?

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            1. La Roja
              4 years, 11 months ago

              Well we dont know his other goallie do we?

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              1. Fratboy
                4 years, 11 months ago

                Federici away to Newcastle. I'd much rather opt for De Gea.

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                1. La Roja
                  4 years, 11 months ago

                  I tell u what, i would go for federici. Ur call

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                  1. Fratboy
                    4 years, 11 months ago

                    Yeah it is actually quite close but Tottenham haven't been hugely threatening of late so I'll risk De Gea I think. Thank you for your concern though. Congrats on your rank, you are having one of those seasons!!

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      2. Fratboy
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Not his best fixture that's for sure. Not many bad ones from here though.

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    2. rvp786
      4 years, 11 months ago

      dont like the unnecessary hit.

      i would just do BA to pod/dzeko/studge for free

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      1. La Roja
        4 years, 11 months ago

        I would keep ba for sure.

        Do not listen the people who has no balls to link their team.

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        1. Fratboy
          4 years, 11 months ago

          Don't like the rotation, was only going to be for the DGW.

          Gibbs will make the points on the hit and as will Aguero, bit picky to say it's not a good hit surely?

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    3. Back to Back Ballacks
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      So Fratboy, are you gonna get me 2 tickets for the derby in April?

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      1. Fratboy
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Yeah man, I'll be outside the stadium an hour before kick-off. Just keep shouting the last word of your name and I'll find you.

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        1. Back to Back Ballacks
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          4 years, 11 months ago

          😆
          Smoking section please!

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          1. Fratboy
            4 years, 11 months ago

            If only!! :mrgreen:

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          2. Back to Back Ballacks
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            4 years, 11 months ago

            On a serious note tho,I'm in Ireland and organising tickets is tough, I already have flights paid for.
            Are you in the know for tkts?

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            1. Fratboy
              4 years, 11 months ago

              I always knick them off my friends' season tickets I'm afraid. They are tough to get hold of. Can't really think of anything to recommend either to be honest. Just don't accept any for the upper North Stand, even in a derby the atmosphere up there is dead.

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              1. Back to Back Ballacks
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                4 years, 11 months ago

                I was up there for the Arsenal game when the Gunners were looking for 50 on the trot. It was mental, you could feel the hatred, fooking place was bouncing when Van Nist got the pen.
                Have a couple of people on the case, hopefully I'll get lucky.

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                1. Fratboy
                  4 years, 11 months ago

                  That was a different game altogether. Although City's rivallry is growing more and more each season. Good luck!

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                  1. Back to Back Ballacks
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                    4 years, 11 months ago

                    Defo a different game, twas still quality, I can imagine how the atmosphere would get lost up there alright. If I was offered 2 for the NS now though I'd bite someones hand off!
                    Cheers

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    4. SuperOsçarBaby
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Wow I like this team! Aguero (c) 😉

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      1. Fratboy
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Thanks! Can't ever not captain a DGW player sorry.

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    5. SC not pearls before swine
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I'm very tempted by something similar with Luiz instead of Ivanovic, but I think I'm going to wait a week and do it for free (And hopefully get Nolan out instead of Luiz). If the Ba/Torres alternation pattern holds, Ba will start against Arsenal so I'm not that keen to ship him for a hit.

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      1. Fratboy
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Unfortunately I can't get Aguero without downgrading Ivan. Just much prefer Aguero vs Fulham.

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        1. SC not pearls before swine
          4 years, 11 months ago

          Yeah, it could pay off for sure. An Aguero explosion is coming. I'm just going to pray he stays quiet for one more week.

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          1. Fratboy
            4 years, 11 months ago

            Unclasp your hands! (Don't pray)

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    6. Dago
      4 years, 11 months ago

      good moves imo.

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      1. Fratboy
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Thanks Dago

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        1. rvp786
          4 years, 11 months ago

          fratboy - so you only thank people who agree with your moves? lol

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          1. Fratboy
            4 years, 11 months ago

            I only ever look for reassurance, I almost never follow peoples' advice that differs from my opinion. Very selfish I know but I'm very fickle like that. Last time I actually got a player recommended was last year when Doosra recommended Yaya to me and he scored 😀

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            1. rvp786
              4 years, 11 months ago

              fair enough. the game is more enjoyable when u follow your gut rather than what other people do. good luck.

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  11. rvp786
    4 years, 11 months ago

    any obvious reasons why stoke have shipped so many goals recently?? blip or regular thing to come??

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    1. cassanata
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      Tough games, ShawX missing one and walters. Probably many factors.

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    2. heco87
      4 years, 11 months ago

      First one against southampton they were missing both Shawcross & Cameron ... unsettled back 4 was the problem there. Second one away to City - understandable. Third one being Chelsea. I think at 1-0 down, Stoke tried to chase the game and Chelsea were then able to pick them off. Chelsea are the sort of team who can do that to any opponent but i'd say if anything, this was the blip match.

      I'd be surprised if this is a regular thing to come - Pulis has built his team on a solid defence and will be keen to get back to that.

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      1. thetinkerman
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        +1

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        1. rvp786
          4 years, 11 months ago

          good points.

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    3. thetinkerman
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      My guess would be the quick turnaround of games giving Pulis less time to set his team up tactically.

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    4. Hank Scorpio
      4 years, 11 months ago

      2 of the heavy defeats came to City and Chelsea, which can happen to any team.

      For another of the games, they had both Cameron and Shawcross missing at once.

      They will tighten up again - maybe not as tight as the first half of the season, but they are still amongst the best value defensive choices out there.

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    5. Dial Square
      4 years, 11 months ago

      reversion to the mean

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    6. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
      4 years, 11 months ago

      My guess would be Jon Walters.

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      1. Dago
        4 years, 11 months ago

        they need to man mark him from set pieces.

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        1. rvp786
          4 years, 11 months ago

          imagine it was a dgwk featuring stoke and people on here captained walters 😆

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          1. Dago
            4 years, 11 months ago

            the guy who was below me in my mini league captained him the week before 🙂

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            1. rvp786
              4 years, 11 months ago

              no wonder your comfortably sitting at the top lol. your playing against a bunch of amateurs!!

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              1. Dago
                4 years, 11 months ago

                yer I know hes nearly bottom now, only one realised there was a Jan wildcard. They normally play classic fantasy football.

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          2. Dago
            4 years, 11 months ago

            hows business?

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            1. rvp786
              4 years, 11 months ago

              going good man. been doing it for 3 yrs now after studying medicine at uni for 5 yrs lol. has a very busy xmas period and it quietens down around this time. although cold weather means snow boots are flying out!!

              how about u?

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              1. Dago
                4 years, 11 months ago

                similar, quiet two months then the summer gear comes in. Snow boots been ok, need more snow!!! Did 10,000 in wellingtons in a week couple years back.

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                1. rvp786
                  4 years, 11 months ago

                  yeh wellies do well too but theres no real profit in them. thing is i sell alot more than just shoes etc. so i kinda have every seasonal weather changes covered.

                  family business been running for last 20 yrs too which helps buying power and so on.

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                  1. Dago
                    4 years, 11 months ago

                    Yes rubber is expensive, you used to be able to buy them cheap. Do you import all your shoes or buy some wholesale?

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  12. Jönny
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    Are people really going to bring Nani in? Really?? Despite the fact that he's not played all season, blows hot and cold at the best of times, and is a bit of a rotation threat even when fully fit?

    Fair play, if it comes off I'll applaud you for it, but it's a punt too far for me.

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    1. Giggs Boson
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      No guts, no glory. I am waiting one more week.

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    2. thetinkerman
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      I've long given up on the United midfield.

      There are interesting players there but a combination of inconsistency and rotation is enough to put me off for a long time.

      RVP.

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    3. Locarno
      4 years, 11 months ago

      It'll be one of the punts of the season if it comes off.

      I'd rather captain Cattermole for the rest of the season.

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      1. thetinkerman
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        Bookmarked.

        Only joking.

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    4. Bedknobs and Boomsticks
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      This is why I don't go on here so much anymore. Its too easy to get sucked into the gigantic fountains of speculative effluent. Just buy the players who are scoring a lot of points, captain RVP, and the rest takes care of itself.

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      1. thetinkerman
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        See my link 😉

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      2. Jönny
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        Haha I like the simplicity of this, pretty much sums up my approach!

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      3. AP
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Lolz.

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  13. Liastro ⭐️
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Ready to go for GW23? 0FT, 0.1m in bank.

    Begovic

    Gibbs – Demel – Jones

    Bale – Mata – Walcott (C) – Michu

    RVP – Suarez (VC) – Ba

    Subs: Federici – Puncheon – Davies – Clyne

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    1. Dago
      4 years, 11 months ago

      still good.

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  14. thetinkerman
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    4 years, 11 months ago

    Does anyone else follow the shots conceded in the box data in order to gauge defensive performance?

    It's funny how Sunderland manage to concede the second most shots in the box yet keep only one less CS than City, Chelsea and Stoke. It kind of makes you wonder whether CS can be predicted that way.

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    1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
      4 years, 11 months ago

      It's because of defensive tactics and an amazing goalkeeper...we do concede a worrying amount of shots but at home we are a force to be reckoned with. I'd always back us to be tight at home. MON has been trying the same thing all season and it's starting to pay off with 4 clean sheets in 6. If you own Mignolet then the shots thing actually becomes an advantage for save points (like with Jussi earlier on)

      But I wouldn't say we are quite the same as Stoke where you can back us in any game to get a 0-0 borefest but we're reliable enough that there is value in the likes of Cuellar/Mignolet over the season. I wouldn't go crazy if I didn't own either but for budget defence they've been very handy picks.

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      1. Siva Mohan
        4 years, 11 months ago

        have Mignolet from GW14.. 46 pts in 10 games (9 GWs) so far.. reliable!

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      2. COMH
        4 years, 11 months ago

        +42

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    2. Dial Square
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Is that not because they went through a stage of conceding a huge number of Sib when off form that skew their figures? You might have to look at Sib over the last 6 games to work out their form.

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  15. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Think I'll watch us play Bolton at home tonight...now that we are amazing again

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    1. La Roja
      4 years, 11 months ago

      ...even without legend cuellar

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  16. TEXASTOM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 11 months ago

    First post, comments please.

    Team doing ok, been playing a 3-4-3 every week, thinking of using WC to get a strong 3-5-2.

    Team would become either;

    Midfield; Bale, Michu, Fellaini, Walcott and either Mata or cheap dud.
    Strikers; RVP, Suarez and either 3-5-2 Progrebnyak or 3-4-3 someone like Ba/Dzeko/Tevez

    Not overly happy with any of the 3rd choice strikers, who to pick if anyone?!

    Currently top of my mini league, would you recomend going for a big hitting 5 in midfield sacraficing a 3rd striker?

    Cheers

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    1. La Roja
      4 years, 11 months ago

      No

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    2. thetinkerman
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      I personally think Mata over Walcott long-term if you choose to go 3-5-2.

      We somehow had a glut of striking options before but now people are talking about 2 up top with Pog. I think 3 strikers is the way to go long-term but I can understand why people are tempted by that midfield.

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      1. Dial Square
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Big, Big, rotation (rotation,rotation)
        Big,Big, Big, Fell/Michu (bench)
        Big, Big, Sturrige/Berba/Lukaku... imho

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        1. thetinkerman
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          4 years, 11 months ago

          Indeed.

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        2. thetinkerman
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          4 years, 11 months ago

          Although I'd start rotation over rotation and I wouldn't bench bench this week.

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    3. Live4pool
      4 years, 11 months ago

      3-4-3 ftw

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    4. Polka Wakey O'Dot
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      If you have RVP to capt most weeks then yes...I have a crap strikeforce an ok mid and a strong (well as of last year) defence...I've done okish (52pts average) but crap with capts choices due to no single outstanding candidate...so again yes if you have RVP to hang your hat on..

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    5. TEXASTOM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Ok gonna stick with 3-4-3, makes sence,

      When to play The WC though? Was going to wait til the last minute to see who has bought who.

      Have enough DGW coverage this week

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  17. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Hopefully he can recapture his past form.

    Nani goal vs Liverpool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrFMnMGxY1k
    Nani goal vs Chelsea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l5pgbnszXk

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    1. SC not pearls before swine
      4 years, 11 months ago

      This is entrapment!

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    2. Locarno
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Got any links to his 4,536 misdirected crosses and 3,283 dives?

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      1. Giggs Boson
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        4 years, 11 months ago

        😉

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      2. Dago
        4 years, 11 months ago

        No but I have 6,789 links to cuts inside and put in Row Z if your interested?

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    3. Kuqi Monster
      4 years, 11 months ago

      united having cracking fixtures GW24 onwards, will be keeping a close eye on Nani for sure.

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  18. Andrew
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Choose one of the following:-

    A. RVP Aguero Berb/Fletcher
    B. RVP Suarez Ba

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    1. Andrew
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Long term.

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    2. heartsattack
      4 years, 11 months ago

      A but why not Sturridge over Berb/Fletch.

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      1. Andrew
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Yes thats another option.

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    3. Siva Mohan
      4 years, 11 months ago

      A .. coz Suarez may play behind Sturridge and Ba a rotation risk

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    4. cassanata
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      A. but with sturridge instead of berba

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    5. Kuqi Monster
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I think A with fletcher will be my front line when I WC

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  19. svgcr
    4 years, 11 months ago

    which team will score more goals?

    a) liverpool vs norwich

    b) City vs fulham?

    thanks!

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    1. r0nh
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Norwich

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    2. rvp786
      4 years, 11 months ago

      B

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    3. heartsattack
      4 years, 11 months ago

      A

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    4. TEXASTOM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      B

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  20. Live4pool
    4 years, 11 months ago

    i'm thinking of playing my WC this week:

    Bego - 3.9m
    Baines - Zabaleta - Gibbs* - Demel* - Stam
    Walcott - Bale - Mata - Michu - Nolan*
    Van Persie - Sturridge - Podolski*

    Nolan + Podolski --> Guthrie + Aguero as soon as i have 2 FT's

    what do you think?
    if you wonder about my TV --> yes, it's very high 😉

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    1. Live4pool
      4 years, 11 months ago

      damn..i thought it would be on the new page 😀

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    1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      - Max Roach's finest hour! 😀

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      1. Back to Back Ballacks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 11 months ago

        What was he doing for the other 21 minutes? 🙂

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        1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 11 months ago

          Juggling! 😉

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      2. COMH
        4 years, 11 months ago

        I like the intro.

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  21. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    4 years, 11 months ago

    evenin all

    pod likely to play the majority of both games?

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    1. COMH
      4 years, 11 months ago

      I think so particularly with the Giroud injury and Gervinho being at the ACON.

      Berbatov > Podolski for me

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    2. Live4pool
      4 years, 11 months ago

      i think so

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      1. Live4pool
        4 years, 11 months ago

        + he's on pens appearently

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    3. Siva Mohan
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Yes.. 60+ minutes in each game..

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  22. Acquafresca
    4 years, 11 months ago

    SantiagoUnreal, what's that about Kompany being out 100% for the next 3 games..

    I told you it would be rescinded...

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    1. roscola
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      4 years, 11 months ago

      It's a gloatfest! 🙂

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    2. Locarno
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Get in line, fella.

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      1. Acquafresca
        4 years, 11 months ago

        I asked during the DZ, and 5/5 said it wouldn't... guess we were the only two to actually see that his tackle was all ball 😉

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    3. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Well he was up until 2 hours ago...but fair enough, gloat away 😉

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  23. Make mine a pint
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Looks like the gamble many of us took on Ba is a massive fail

    At least made .2 on him , and didnt make him capt

    Sounds as if he going be playing every other game

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    1. rvp786
      4 years, 11 months ago

      no other striker really stood out either this week so the gamble didnt hurt.

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      1. Make mine a pint
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 11 months ago

        True , would of been more of a gamble not to get him

        But seeing as the only positive thing is the price rise im not about to let that dissaper, going do the obvious Ba to Podolsky

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        1. rvp786
          4 years, 11 months ago

          yeh probably do the same.

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    2. heartsattack
      4 years, 11 months ago

      The question now is stick or twist. He could do damage v Arsenal.

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    3. Its gonna get Messi
      4 years, 11 months ago

      +1 apart from I did captain him 🙁

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      1. Dago
        4 years, 11 months ago

        there is still another game, I still see a couple of goals.

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        1. Make mine a pint
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 11 months ago

          I see a couple of minutes

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  24. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Considerin i already have Cazorla and Walcott and i am playin WC next week i'm thinkin of gettin a 3rd Arsenal player
    A) Gibbs for Azpi
    B) Podolski for Ba

    Which one?

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    1. rvp786
      4 years, 11 months ago

      gibbs - safer to hedge bets. cover all angles

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    2. Siva Mohan
      4 years, 11 months ago

      B

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  25. gers23
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Thoughts on this team?

    Begovic/Mccarthy

    Gibbs/Davies/Demel/R Martin/Cuellar

    Walcott/Santi/Mata/Michu/Fellaini

    Rvp/Suarez/Pog

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    1. La Roja
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Standard but good

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      1. rvp786
        4 years, 11 months ago

        more than standard. very good.

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        1. La Roja
          4 years, 11 months ago

          I'd be very keen to see ur hidden team

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  26. rvp786
    4 years, 11 months ago

    DAGO - couldnt reply above. initially bought locally to see how it went. now we import directly. much easier and bigger margins. only been selling shoes for about a year or so. we specialise more in tools/electrical/gardenwear

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    1. Dago
      4 years, 11 months ago

      Ok I see, my Dad imports but I mainly buy fashion from wholesale.

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      1. rvp786
        4 years, 11 months ago

        you should definietly consider selling on ebay/amazon if u aint already. will increase your sales massively. fashion and shoes are selling like hot cakes on there

        if you type in snow boots on ebay, check out the demand!!

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      2. Dago
        4 years, 11 months ago

        Im off now we will have to have a chat another time in more detail as I think I might be able to help you out.

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        1. rvp786
          4 years, 11 months ago

          see ya. well if u can make me from a millionaire to a billionaire then maybe 😆

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          1. Dago
            4 years, 11 months ago

            I will try but I will want some commission 🙂

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            1. rvp786
              4 years, 11 months ago

              laters pal!

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  27. Brutus619
    4 years, 11 months ago

    Anyone think Baines is going to kick off from here on out? Surely at some point Everton will actually be awarded a few pens and his crosses will have a finish at the end of them, right? Right?

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    1. rvp786
      4 years, 11 months ago

      he has 3 games to prove his worth. if he doesnt get double figures in one of the games i will have no option but to say goodbye

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      1. heco87
        4 years, 11 months ago

        +1

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        1. La Roja
          4 years, 11 months ago

          +2

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    2. Malcolm Tucker for Bolivia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 11 months ago

      As soon as jelly starts firing you'll see Baines returns...

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  28. admiral general aladeen
    4 years, 11 months ago

    I thought Facebook was awesome until I came to know of this site. It's soo good having people lyk me who only think of the next game week
    BEST SITE EVER

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