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

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
      • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. Has he?

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
        1. oh! even that article says 'According to'

          • 1 year, 9 months ago
    2. Do you ever post a source?? Tottenham were on the verge of signing Negredo according to you :roll:

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
    3. I strongly believe (and wish) he will be allowed to play for Chelsea for 1 more year..

      • 1 year, 9 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, 9 months ago
    1. I'll be running with the Bego/Chesney rotation. It'll be worth the extra cash

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. I have wc'd & have bego n Szczy

        • 1 year, 9 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, 9 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, 9 months ago
    4. Very interesting. Nice to be in such esteemed company :)

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
  4. and what's this seasons trend?

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

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. you are way too interested in this topic.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. makes a change from talking about the weather.

        • 1 year, 9 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, 9 months ago
      1. i'm nothing if not pubically and hygienically responsible.

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
      2. Apparently it spreads STD,s more due to slight cuts etc

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
        1. Swingers and roundabouts

          • 1 year, 9 months ago
    3. You don't have a vajazzle :shock:

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
    4. You have to try to leave those Amsterdam bars a bit earlier Sporting ABG.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. i'm doing this to get IN to those kinds of bars!

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
  5. Lance Armstrong you dirty little rotten cyclist.

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. Too right. An absolute con artist.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. give him the break. the guy had cancer

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
          • 1 year, 9 months ago
        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, 9 months ago
        2. Cancer victims are allowed to cheat?

          • 1 year, 9 months ago
        3. Trolling

          • 1 year, 9 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, 9 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, 9 months ago
  6. For all those that are having really bad weather today...

    There is still 9.5 weeks off winter left :)

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. the days are getting longer though

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. True, but colder :(

        • 1 year, 9 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, 9 months ago
    1. I would love Swansea vs Stoke to be off.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. was hoping michu would score a brace tomorrow and punish those who took him out:(

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
        1. Exactly why I would love it to be off.

          • 1 year, 9 months ago
          1. he will make u pay one day if not tomorrow :)

            • 1 year, 9 months ago
    2. A fellow West Country man eh.

      Still tipping it down with snow here.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
    3. Spill the beans Jonty. What's the plan with the scoutcast?

      • 1 year, 9 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, 9 months ago
  8. Rem'y quite cheap at 6.0 then

    • 1 year, 9 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, 9 months ago
    1. Fellow Celtic fan?

      Nice team what's your formation?

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
  10. Who to bench this GW,
    A) Marveaux or
    B) Lambert?

    • 1 year, 9 months ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 8

  • Adrián
  • Ivanovic
  • Baines
  • Bertrand
  • Sterling
  • Fábregas
  • Downing
  • Tadic
  • Cissé
  • Aguero
  • Welbeck
  • Azpilicueta
  • Lampard
  • Pellè

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Last updated: 22 Oct, 2014 8:17am
Player Club Factors
No Change Forster SOT A, Vs
Up Lloris TOT B, Vs
Up Howard EVE B, Vs
No Change Szczesny ARS C, Vs
Up Adrián WHM B
Up Guzan AVL B
Down Schmeichel LEI B, Vs
No Change Mignolet LIV C
Up Foster WBA C
Down Heaton BRN C, £


Last updated: 22 Oct, 2014 8:19am
Player Club Factors
No Change Baines EVE A, Vs
No Change Bertrand SOT A, Vs
No Change Ivanovic CHE B
Up Chambers ARS C, £
Up Kaboul TOT B, Vs
Up Vlaar AVL
Down Tomkins WHM B, Inj
Up Robertson HUL B, VsX
No Change Lovren LIV C, Vs
Down Schlupp LEI B, Rest, OoP, £
Up Kompany MCI B
Up Dawson WBA B
Down Shawcross STO B
Down Trippier BRN B


Last updated: 21 Oct, 2014 12:16pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Sterling LIV A, Vs
No Change Tadic SOT A, Vs
No Change Di María MUN A, VsX
Up Sánchez ARS A, Vs, Rest
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, VsX
No Change Fábregas CHE A, VsX
Up Chadli TOT B, Inj
Up Downing WHM B, Vs, £
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Hazard CHE B, VsX
Up Mane SOT B, Vs
Up Henderson LIV B, Vs
Down Silva MCI B
No Change Puncheon CPL B
No Change Milner MCI B, Rest, £


Last updated: 20 Oct, 2014 1:20pm
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Pellè SOT A, Vs
Down Diego Costa CHE A, VsX, Inj
No Change Welbeck ARS A, Vs, Inj
Up Falcao MUN B, VsX
Up Sakho WHM A, Vs, £
Up Berahino WBA A, £
Down Ulloa LEI B, Vs, £
Up Naismith EVE B, Vs, £
No Change Bony SWA B, VsX
Up Cissé NEW A

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
Bardsley STO 4
Reid WHM 4
Diego Costa CHE 3
Fábregas CHE 3
Barry EVE 3
Naismith EVE 3
Robertson HUL 3
Moore LEI 3
Moreno LIV 3
Fernandinho MCI 3
Y Touré MCI 3
Dunne QPR 3
Henry QPR 3
Pellè SOT 3
Schneiderlin SOT 3
Mame Biram Diouf STO 3
Cattermole SUN 3
Dorrans WBA 3
Gardner WBA 3

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