Rush. The best form of goalkeepers for the playground. A long-haired Canadian prog-rock outfit. A mustachioed goal sniffer and, sadly, a description of how Granville and myself had to approach this latest episode of the podcast.

With our studio slot limited, we had to skinny things up and turn this one out double-time. Nonetheless, in 26-minutes, we touched on all the regulars, whilst scattering the silence in between with the usual sniping between the pair of us. It makes you wonder what we waste the other twenty minutes on every week.

Not to worry. Enjoy what you can of this little taster and look ahead to next week’s full-fat return, when we’re planning a new feature and a new voice.

Grab this fast-food snack via this link, or stream the quick chat via the player below….

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  1. you should use the chat up line "did you ever get snow in your eye". If the woman knows what you really mean your onto a winner.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  2. Fat Frank has agreed to join the Galaxy. Guess I'll go see him play once, what the heck.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Has he?

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
        1. oh! even that article says 'According to goal.com'
          :oops:

          • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. Do you ever post a source?? Tottenham were on the verge of signing Negredo according to you :roll:

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    3. I strongly believe (and wish) he will be allowed to play for Chelsea for 1 more year..

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  3. A while ago there was a goalkeeper rotation article. FFS reckon the gold-plated cadillac of GK rotations for the rest of the season is Chesney-Bego.

    If Stoke-Swansea is off then I have no keepers (much to the delight of the rather uncharitable Triggerlips). So I could do Rudd > Chesney for a hit and hope to keep the rotation as a "differential" to pay off the hit long-term.

    Lots of money tied up in keepers there but then I do have a big budget. Should I? Or should I push that cash upfield?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. I'll be running with the Bego/Chesney rotation. It'll be worth the extra cash

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. I have wc'd & have bego n Szczy

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. I've gone for that GK rotation ... justified by the fact I got Begovic really early and Szcz has decreased in price since the start. It's a hefty amount in GKs but seems to be a relatively cheap way into some decent defences, with players who are nailed on.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    3. I asked something like this on the previous page. If you are happy with it for the long haul it works mathematically--you're unlikely to lose points on the deal. My problem is I don't want to lose Migs for one of Chesney/Jaask, and I don't really want to spend the money to upgrade Bunn.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    4. Very interesting. Nice to be in such esteemed company :)

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  4. and what's this seasons trend?

    removing all pubic hair or thinning out and leaving a little manly tuft?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. you are way too interested in this topic.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. makes a change from talking about the weather.

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. Not sure.

      I did read yesterday that the trend for brazilians and pube shaving in general is wiping out pubic lice. So I'm pleased you're doing your bit. As it were.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. i'm nothing if not pubically and hygienically responsible.

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
      2. Apparently it spreads STD,s more due to slight cuts etc

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
        1. Swingers and roundabouts

          • 1 year, 11 months ago
    3. You don't have a vajazzle :shock:

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    4. You have to try to leave those Amsterdam bars a bit earlier Sporting ABG.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. i'm doing this to get IN to those kinds of bars!

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
  5. Lance Armstrong you dirty little rotten cyclist.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Too right. An absolute con artist.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. give him the break. the guy had cancer

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
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        1. Make no mistake, he's delt with a lot. But cheating and lying on that scale and against certain individuals is close to unforgivable.

          • 1 year, 11 months ago
        2. Cancer victims are allowed to cheat?

          • 1 year, 11 months ago
        3. Trolling

          • 1 year, 11 months ago
      2. The scale of the cheating and the lengths to cover it up unreal. 7 consecutive Tour De France titles is just silly though.

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. Like none of you have ever done anything you regretted? So easy for the whiter than whites among us to point the finger in the relative safety of the masses.....

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  6. For all those that are having really bad weather today...

    There is still 9.5 weeks off winter left :)

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. the days are getting longer though

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. True, but colder :(

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
  7. I'd be gobsmacked if the Swansea game is on tomorrow. I live in the west country and the snow is a good few inches deep and its worse in South Wales. You never know but I'd wager that'll be off.

    Going to hold off my transfer...but the best bet may be getting Arsenal or West Ham in....not because they will play twice but by Wed should have a game.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. I would love Swansea vs Stoke to be off.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. was hoping michu would score a brace tomorrow and punish those who took him out:(

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
        1. Exactly why I would love it to be off.

          • 1 year, 11 months ago
          1. he will make u pay one day if not tomorrow :)

            • 1 year, 11 months ago
    2. A fellow West Country man eh.

      Still tipping it down with snow here.

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
    3. Spill the beans Jonty. What's the plan with the scoutcast?

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
      1. Ah, its a secret...but hopefully will be an exciting new addition that involves the community more in the podcast. All will be revealed later. Looking forward to it though.

        • 1 year, 11 months ago
  8. Rem'y quite cheap at 6.0 then

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
  9. how is this for a wildcard team

    bego szecny

    zaba clyne davies demel cameron

    michu wqlcott mata cazorla marveax

    rvp suarez pog .. thank you

    • 1 year, 11 months ago
    1. Fellow Celtic fan?

      Nice team what's your formation?

      • 1 year, 11 months ago
  10. Who to bench this GW,
    A) Marveaux or
    B) Lambert?

    • 1 year, 11 months ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 17

  • Lloris
  • Zabaleta
  • Ivanovic
  • Cresswell
  • Sánchez
  • Eriksen
  • Y Touré
  • Downing
  • Bony
  • van Persie
  • Austin
  • Evans
  • Nasri
  • Carroll

Fixture Ticker

The Watchlist

Goalkeepers

Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 1:25pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hart MCI A, Vs
Up McGregor HUL B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B, Vs
Up Green QPR B, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN A
Up De Gea MUN A
No Change Fabianski SWA B
Up Adrián WHM B

Defenders

Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 12:51am
Player Club Factors
Up Zabaleta MCI B, Vs, Rest
Down Ivanovic CHE B
Down Baines EVE C
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Up Davies TOT C, Vs, Rest, £
Up Janmaat NEW B, VsX, Inj
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Down Hutton AVL B, Vs, £, Sus
No Change Taylor SWA B
Up Chester HUL C, Vs, VsX
Up Evans MUN B, Vs

Midfielders

Last updated: 17 Dec, 2014 1:40pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS A, VsX, OoP
Up Y Touré MCI B, Vs, Sus
Up Downing WHM A
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Nasri MCI A, Vs, Inj
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, Vs
Up Sterling LIV C, Vs
No Change Bolasie CPL A, VsX
Down Oscar CHE B, VsX
Up Fer QPR B, Vs
Up Sissoko NEW B, Vs, VsX

Forwards

Last updated: 20 Dec, 2014 10:12am
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE B
No Change Bony SWA A, Vs
Up Austin QPR A, Vs
Up van Persie MUN A
Up Kane TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Sakho WHM B, Rest, £
Up Giroud ARS B, VsX
Up Benteke AVL B, Vs
Down Rooney MUN B, Inj, OoP
Up Carroll WHM B
Up Cissé NEW A, Vs
No Change Pellè SOT C

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Cazorla ARS 4
Oxlade-Chamberlain ARS 4
Agbonlahor AVL 4
Boyd BRN 4
Marney BRN 4
Chamakh CPL 4
Besic EVE 4
Naismith EVE 4
Chester HUL 4
Robertson HUL 4
Moore LEI 4
Vardy LEI 4
Balotelli LIV 4
Gerrard LIV 4
Skrtel LIV 4
Kompany MCI 4
Mangala MCI 4
Y Touré MCI 4
Fer QPR 4
Clyne SOT 4
Mane SOT 4
Mame Biram Diouf STO 4
Pieters STO 4
Shawcross STO 4
Wilson STO 4
Gómez SUN 4
O'Shea SUN 4
Ki SWA 4
Williams SWA 4
Mason TOT 4
Dorrans WBA 4
Tomkins WHM 4

“Last year was quite open for me, I was in good positions, but I was quite lucky because I was getting free kicks and some penalties as well.”

Yaya Toure Manchester City midfielder