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Scout Report – Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

Alan Pardew made his second acquisition of the winter transfer window yesterday by snapping up Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa from Montpellier on a five-and-a-half-year contract. The centre-half moves to Tyneside for an undisclosed fee and follows fellow French international Mathieu Debuchy to the club this month as the Magpies look to bolster their bid for survival.

Having accrued a single point from their last five league games, Pardew’s side sit just two points ahead of the drop zone following last Saturday’s home defeat by Reading and are in real danger of being dragged into a relegation fight. With club skipper Fabricio Coloccini apparently keen to return to his native Argentina, the Newcastle boss has turned to the highly-rated 23-year-old to shore up his defence:

“We needed to strengthen the team and bringing in Mapou will give the whole squad a boost. He is precisely the sort of player we’ve been looking to bring to the club. He is a good age for us but has plenty of experience at club and international level. Mapou is a talented footballer, good in the air and on the ground and has all the attributes to succeed as a quality defender in the Premier League. He’s a good character too and that will be important for us over the next few months.”

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Born in the Central African Republic, Yanga-Mbiwa moved to France as a youngster and joined the Montpellier youth set-up in 2005. As an 18-year-old, he made his debut towards the end of the 2006-07 and, quickly establishing himself as a regular in the heart of defence, helped his side gain promotion to Ligue 1 a couple of seasons later.

His leadership qualities saw Yanga-Mbiwa named skipper of the club and last term he captained Montpellier to their first ever Ligue 1 title, where they ended the campaign three points ahead of big-spending PSG. Over the course of seven seasons, Yanga-Mbiwa made 186 league appearances, scoring four times and providing three assists. Having featured five times for the France U21 side, he has since picked up three senior caps and was narrowly omitted from the final squad for last summer’s Euro 2012.

The Prospects

With reports once again surfacing this morning of Coloccini’s unrest, it’s looking more likely that Pardew will be without the Argentine by the time February comes around. The Magpies skipper has had an average season by his own high standards in a campaign also blighted by injury – a situation similar to that of Steven Taylor. Without the stability of his first-choice central defensive pairing at the back, Pardew has seen his side register just four clean sheets all season – a far cry from the resilient displays that kept our their opponents 15 times last term.

As a result, Pardew has mainly relied on Mike Williamson but with Taylor edging towards a return, Williamson – who has started 18 of the Magpies’ 23 league matches – could well be edged out the picture and revert to the role of squad player once again. Strong in the air, Yanga-Mbiwa reads the game well and is composed on the ball at the back – there seems little doubt he’s set to be installed in the heart of the back-four.

Faith in Newcastle’s Fantasy assets is understandably low right now, though. Pardew’s side started the campaign with two defeats in their opening 10 but, in a season which has seen many of their main men sidelined by injury, have since lost 10 of their last 13 matches – it’s little surprise the Newcastle boss has been linked with a handful of new players as he looks to quickly address his side’s dire form. Confidence may be dented at present but as the new acquisitions continue to arrive, we may once again find the Magpies offering us a source of mid-price Fantasy alternatives.

Likely to come in at 5.0 in Fantasy Premier League (FPL), Yanga-Mbiwa has a trip to fellow-strugglers Villa up next and while games against Chelsea and Tottenham dent his appeal, Newcastle then face a kind run of matches (SOT, swa, STO, wig) that look crucial to their prospects. While Pardew is clearly delighted with his new arrival, reports in the French suggest that Montpellier boss Rene Girard is set to leave the club this summer as a result of his annoyance over Yanga-Mbiwa’s sale – a show of appreciation over Newcastle’s new boy if ever there was one. His lack of attacking returns in France, however, suggest Yanga-Mbiwa is likely to be overshadowed by 5.0 priced Debuchy for goals and assist potential, though the stability he brings at the back could well boost his side’s appeal from a defensive perspective.

Further Reference

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Wikipedia
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Statistics
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa YouTube

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  1. 1966 was a great year for E…
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Trivia (this was on here the other day, so if you saw the answer then, please don't answer now!)

      Who are the 2 clubs that have been in the top division of English football, but never been relegated.

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      1. Demí
          3 years, 10 months ago

          Wigan?

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          1. heco87
              3 years, 10 months ago

              Great shout.

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            • 1966 was a great year for E…
                3 years, 10 months ago

                Yep. The other one is a bit of a trick question, but technically right.

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                1. beslowbowler
                    3 years, 10 months ago

                    Swansea?

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                  • Kings of Lyon ★
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 years, 10 months ago

                    Swansea 😉

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                  • TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                      3 years, 10 months ago

                      MK Dons?

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                      1. heco87
                          3 years, 10 months ago

                          Mmmm I like this.

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                        • 1966 was a great year for E…
                            3 years, 10 months ago

                            Swansea were in the old first div years ago. MK Dons is sort of on the right lines. Think milk...

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                            1. Zep
                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                Milk?

                                Accrington Stanley... 😉

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                                1. 1966 was a great year for E…
                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                    Yup 🙂 The club dissolved when they were in the old first Div, then started again at the bottom of the pyramid.

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                                    1. Granville
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                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                      Is it Accrington Stanley then?

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                        • TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                            3 years, 10 months ago

                            Villa and Arsenal?

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                          • PGR
                              3 years, 10 months ago

                              Everton?

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                            • beslowbowler
                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                Villa?

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                              • Chris_White
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                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                Villa is one, I think

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                              • Tmel
                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                  Swansea & Wigan?

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                                • Kings of Lyon ★
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                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                  Villa?

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                                • OSGOOD WAS GOOD
                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                    Arsenal Aston villa

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                                  • Mjfdept - Taiwo's Komp…
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                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                    Everton & Villa?

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                                  • Caine & Co.
                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                      Arse

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                                    • Ini:
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                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                      Swansea!

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                                      1. Bubbles
                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                          Not them, they were in the old Division 1 in the (I think) 80's.

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                                      2. Granville
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                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                        Oh it's not this Woolwich Arsenal nonsense is it?

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                                      3. Wii not fit
                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                          It's Arsenal and Everton, i'm surprised everyone else didn't know this...

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                                      4. The Casual One
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                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                        those on the fletcher bandwagon how long u keeping for? have read most for 2 weeks but his fixtures look tasty till gw30.....

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                                        1. Trøgg ⭐️
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                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                          I'm on it for now, and the option is there to move to Sturridge, but I agree, if he does well there is no reason at all to ship him out.

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                                        2. kw4bct
                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                            i heard peeps r changing him GW25/26 -> sturridge

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                                        3. Adam Lallana makes Messi lo…
                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                            who is your player with lowest % teams selected by? that you play.

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                                            1. Demí
                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                Steven Fletcher

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                                              • heco87
                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                  Szczesny 5.3%

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                                                • Captain Robert Hatch
                                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                                    Nastasic 1.4%

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                                                  • beslowbowler
                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                      Garrido, but not for much longer

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                                                    • Spineløss Weasæ…
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                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                      Turner

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                                                  • beslowbowler
                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                      Afternoon all,

                                                      Just logged on to share this:

                                                      "Gervinho voted ‘ugliest’, worst dancer and worst haircut by Ivory Coast team-mates"

                                                      http://metro.co.uk/2013/01/23/gervinho-voted-ugliest-worst-dancer-and-haircut-by-ivory-coast-team-mates-3363168/

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                                                      1. Chrissy Waddle - 2016/17
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                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                        Nice. Hes' funny looking but you don't mock the poor guy.

                                                        Voted most mercenary I wonder? *cough... Drogba...*

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                                                    • Kings of Lyon ★
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                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                      Talking about margins which are catchable. Last year at this time i was around 120 points behind my ML leader and won. I was 120,000 and finished within the top 10k.

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                                                      1. Optimus.
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                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                        season before i was 2nd 100 points behind with 5 gws to go..won by 15 points 😎 i finished 700 rank for the month though

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                                                        1. Kings of Lyon ★
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                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                          Outstanding! If i was the ML leader id have been gutted.

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                                                          1. Optimus.
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                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                            he was pist..he said he panicked and made couple bad decisions on last day of season..it was a most enjoyable final day of season 😀

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                                                        2. Chu Young Ping Pong
                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                            Liar...

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                                                            1. Optimus.
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                                                              3 years, 10 months ago

                                                              i am not

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                                                        3. Granville
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                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                          I'm effectively chasing United for my mini league. What are the chances?

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                                                      2. AGUEROOOOO!!!!!
                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                          is there any chance bego could be dropped for a while? conceded loads recently and sorensen saved a penalty in the cup to keep them in it recently

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                                                          1. Demí
                                                              3 years, 10 months ago

                                                              Nope

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                                                              1. AGUEROOOOO!!!!!
                                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                  hope so hes my only keeper to play all season now

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                                                                  1. Demí
                                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                      Same here

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                                                                • Parm
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                                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                  The whole idea Sorenson is playing in the cup cements Begovic's position in the nets.

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                                                              2. olidooley
                                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                  Tevez and Punch

                                                                  OR

                                                                  Bale and Pog

                                                                  on a WC?......No other City or Tottenham cover....

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                                                                  1. AGUEROOOOO!!!!!
                                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                      bale, too much uncertainty around tevez gametime

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                                                                    • Chris_White
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                                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                      The latter. Tevez not nailed on...

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                                                                    • OSGOOD WAS GOOD
                                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                        bale and pog

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                                                                      • COMH
                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                          Dzeko + Puncheon

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                                                                      • Jeremiah
                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                          What would you score this team out of 10 ?

                                                                          Bego - Bunn

                                                                          Zab - Azpi - Davies - Demel - Clyne

                                                                          Mata - Michu - Fellani - Bale - Guthrie

                                                                          Aguero - RVP - Fletcher

                                                                          Thoughts are appreciated 🙂

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                                                                          1. Adam Lallana makes Messi lo…
                                                                              3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                              8 really good i like it.

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                                                                            • COMH
                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                Solid effort. Only changes I would consider are;

                                                                                Kun > Dzeko

                                                                                Fletcher > Sturridge

                                                                                Guthrie > AJ

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                                                                                1. Brutus619
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                                                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                  Hell no. What's the point of having coverage for Sunderland's good fixtures if you're going to bench AJ most matches.

                                                                                  If you don't bench AJ most matches you're a fool!

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                                                                            • Kuqi Monster
                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                currently on WC and am currently trying to decide between:

                                                                                a) Aguero / AJ; or
                                                                                b) Sturridge / Mata

                                                                                Don’t own Mata so would cost me 10m – what do you reckon?

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                                                                                1. beslowbowler
                                                                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                    B for me.

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                                                                                  • COMH
                                                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                      B

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                                                                                  • Jimjam
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                                                                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                    A. Suarez, Fellaini, Nastasic, 0.1 in bank
                                                                                    B. Sturridge, Bale, Zabaleta, 0.3 in bank

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                                                                                    1. COMH
                                                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                        B

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                                                                                        1. beslowbowler
                                                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                            B

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                                                                                        2. Sebastian Rooks
                                                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                            B with fletcher for two weeks

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                                                                                        3. bocagib
                                                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                            A. Fellaini & Dzeko
                                                                                            B. Aguero & McCarthy
                                                                                            C. Other

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                                                                                            1. COMH
                                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                A

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                                                                                              • Sebastian Rooks
                                                                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                  tevez and cole

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                                                                                              • Parm
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                                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                Afternoon all.

                                                                                                Has my rank changed overnight?

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                                                                                                1. Chu Young Ping Pong
                                                                                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                    Yes.

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                                                                                                2. Ricky - passed with flying …
                                                                                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                    afternoon gents - rmcwct please

                                                                                                    begovic / federici
                                                                                                    bdavies / onouha / cameron / r.martin or turner / demel
                                                                                                    michu / mata / fellaini / walcott / puncheon
                                                                                                    rvp / suarez / agueroooo-oo

                                                                                                    0.7m in the bank

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                                                                                                    1. Jimjam
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                                                                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                      Looks very strong up front. Your defence is a little week, but I assume that this was deliberate. I would suggest Suarez -> Sturridge, and improve the defence a little.

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                                                                                                  • Sebastian Rooks
                                                                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                      premature question but I’ll ask anyway..

                                                                                                      Small issue with my team this week is to play

                                                                                                      A Gibbs(LIV)
                                                                                                      or
                                                                                                      B Davies (sun)

                                                                                                      Thanks for your answers

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                                                                                                      1. COMH
                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                          Gibbs

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                                                                                                        • olidooley
                                                                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                            Davies

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                                                                                                          • heco87
                                                                                                              3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                              A tease... I'd go Gibbs

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                                                                                                            • Sebastian Rooks
                                                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                hmm gibbs eh?

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                                                                                                            • floydy_floyd
                                                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                Anyone been to Chicago? Worth going?

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                                                                                                                1. Spineløss Weasæ…
                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                  aside from Sears tower, the Bears and the Blackhawks there is nothing in Chicago.

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                                                                                                                  1. Disco Stu
                                                                                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                      -1,000

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                                                                                                                    • Captain Robert Hatch
                                                                                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                        ha you picked my 3 least favorite things about Chicago

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                                                                                                                      • floydy_floyd
                                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                          Arrive Thurs, go out Fri and Sat night. Blackhawks game sunday (if we could get tickets). Back to England Monday

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                                                                                                                      • Disco Stu
                                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                          If you've never been, I can't recommend it highly enough. One of the best cities in America to visit

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                                                                                                                          1. bitterandstout
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                                                                                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                            It truly is worth a visit. great pubs and fun people.

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                                                                                                                        • Bubbles
                                                                                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                            😆 Two replies. One - it's shit, the other - it's amazing.

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                                                                                                                            1. Kings of Lyon ★
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                                                                                                                              3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                              🙂

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                                                                                                                            2. Disco Stu
                                                                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                Yeah, but only one is from an actual American

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                                                                                                                            3. making up the numbers
                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                              3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                              you would enjoy in the summer if you have friends to show you around,
                                                                                                                              its not a city for wanderers

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                                                                                                                              1. floydy_floyd
                                                                                                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                  would be for 4 nights in Feb. I know its cold but v cheap!

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                                                                                                                                  1. Disco Stu
                                                                                                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                      The reason it is cheap is because of how cold it is there in February. Being right on the lake, the wind never stops blowing, and sometimes you need to get a cab to cross the street. Save it for Summer or Fall

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                                                                                                                                      1. floydy_floyd
                                                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                          damn! u mean it wouldnt be a good time at all?

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                                                                                                                                        • floydy_floyd
                                                                                                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                            How about mid-march?

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                                                                                                                                    • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                        Yes, it's great. Go now. Quick...before it's too late.

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                                                                                                                                      • Captain Robert Hatch
                                                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                          Solid city, better in the warmer months, the water areas are phenominal, don't go right now it's freezin

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                                                                                                                                          1. floydy_floyd
                                                                                                                                              3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                              Feb 14-18 be no good? Can get very good deals. Dont want to pay the summer rate so its then or never.

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                                                                                                                                              1. Disco Stu
                                                                                                                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                  Today's temp in Chicago is a high of 13 Fahrenheit with a low of 4. With the wind chill factor, it feels like 5 below zero

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                                                                                                                                                • Captain Robert Hatch
                                                                                                                                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                    it's a lively city regardless

                                                                                                                                                    museums, food, shopping and entertainment will always be tops

                                                                                                                                                    and you can always catch a Bulls or Blackhawks game if you are interested

                                                                                                                                                    as long as you can deal with daytime highs of -4

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                                                                                                                                                    1. Disco Stu
                                                                                                                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                        Plenty to do indoors in Chicago, but you would miss the beauty of the city by not being able to walk around places like Navy Pier, Grant Park, The Miracle Mile, or take a boat tour on the river

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                                                                                                                                                        1. Granville
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                                                                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                          Navy pier is a tourist trap. I'd avoid it unless you've got loads of spare time.

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                                                                                                                                                      • floydy_floyd
                                                                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                          cheers pal. Can you just turn up to a Blackhawks game and get tickets?

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                                                                                                                                                          1. Disco Stu
                                                                                                                                                              3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                              Right now it might be difficult because the lockout just ended, and enthusiasm is very high for hockey being back right now. Who knows, by mid -February, that could all die down

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                                                                                                                                                    2. beslowbowler
                                                                                                                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                        Spent a summer working there. Loved it. Been back a couple of times.

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                                                                                                                                                      • Granville
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                                                                                                                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                        I've been 3 times. The new Millenium park is cool, art institute one of the worlds best. Their architecture is the best of all the major cities IMO.

                                                                                                                                                        I would avoid going in the height of summer or Winter. they have extreme conditions.

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                                                                                                                                                        1. floydy_floyd
                                                                                                                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                            Cheers Lee. These guys are putting me off. Thing is its bout £560 in feb or £900-1000 in summer which is too much for a 4 day city break!

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                                                                                                                                                            1. Disco Stu
                                                                                                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                I'm not saying don't go, you'll have a great time no matter when you go. I'm just saying you'll miss a lot of the outdoor beauty by going in February. Who knows, you could always catch a spell of global warming the days you're there, and you'll get the best of both worlds. If you go, be sure to check out Kingston Mines for some great Blues, the original Pizzeria UNO or Giordano's for some great deep dish pizza, the Fronterra Grill for some awesome Mexican food. See who's playing at the House of Blues or the Double Door, see if there is a good play at the Steppenwolf Theater, see the Field Museum, the Art Institute, the Aquarium and try to catch either a Bulls or a Hawks game

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                                                                                                                                                                1. floydy_floyd
                                                                                                                                                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                    Cheers for your great help Disco. How about mid-april? Will conditions have improved much?

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                                                                                                                                                          • Tmel
                                                                                                                                                              3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                              Mignolet Henderson
                                                                                                                                                              Davies Rafael Onuoha Zaba Clyne/4.0
                                                                                                                                                              Fellaini Michu Walcott Mata Marv
                                                                                                                                                              RVP Aguero Fletcher

                                                                                                                                                              How’s this WC looking? 0 in the bank and planning on Fellaini > AJ & Fletcher > Sturridge in a couple of week.

                                                                                                                                                              Any changes you’d make?

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                                                                                                                                                              1. making up the numbers
                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                not tempted by Bale?

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                                                                                                                                                                1. Tmel
                                                                                                                                                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                    Very tempted but would probably mean sacrificing Kun, it's a tough call

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                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                      dont you just hate having the WC? too many choices,
                                                                                                                                                                      I still think Bale has better potential had Aggy,
                                                                                                                                                                      Bale has being threatening although no end product,
                                                                                                                                                                      Aggy has no form and just back from injury,
                                                                                                                                                                      However, it seems city have better fixtures

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                                                                                                                                                              2. beslowbowler
                                                                                                                                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Who is the only player in World Cup history to score for two different national teams?

                                                                                                                                                                  Own goals don't count.

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                                                                                                                                                                  1. Demí
                                                                                                                                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                      Di Stefano?

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                                                                                                                                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                        I thought Puskas, Hungary and Spain, don't think Di Stefano ever played for Argentina in the World Cup

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                                                                                                                                                                      2. beslowbowler
                                                                                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                          Good shout as he played for Colmbia, Argentina and Spain but never in a World Cup

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                                                                                                                                                                          1. Demí
                                                                                                                                                                              3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                              Ahh

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                                                                                                                                                                        • heco87
                                                                                                                                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                            Savo Milosevic?

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                                                                                                                                                                            1. Kings of Lyon ★
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                                                                                                                                                                              3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                              I like this

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                                                                                                                                                                              1. beslowbowler
                                                                                                                                                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  Close but no cigar

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                                                                                                                                                                              2. heco87
                                                                                                                                                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  Or Sinisa Mihajlovic (Sp?) ?

                                                                                                                                                                                  Failing that ... somebody who played for 2 of East/West/Germany perhaps?

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                                                                                                                                                                              3. Locarno
                                                                                                                                                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  Prosneki (sp?)?

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                                                                                                                                                                                  1. beslowbowler
                                                                                                                                                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      We have a winner! Robert Prosinecki scored for Yugoslavia in 1990 and Croatia in 1998

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                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Parm
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                                                                                                                                                                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    Was he an ex-Yugoslavia player?

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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. beslowbowler
                                                                                                                                                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        🙂

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                                                                                                                                                                                      • Locarno
                                                                                                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                          If it's my guy, it is. Croatia and Yugoslavia. Talented player, but can't actually remember him scoring for Yugoslavia at a World Cup.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          1. beslowbowler
                                                                                                                                                                                              3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                              He got one against the mighty UAE

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                                                                                                                                                                                        • Portsmouth Bubblejet
                                                                                                                                                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                            There was a bloke who appeared in the 1934 World Cup final for Italy having played for one of the 1930 finalists, but I can't remember his name.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Spineløss Weasæ…
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                                                                                                                                                                                              3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                              there was a few actually half the Argentinian side of 1930 ended up playing for Italy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            2. beslowbowler
                                                                                                                                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                Luis Monti

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                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Chu Young Ping Pong
                                                                                                                                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                Ping Pong.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1966 was a great year for E…
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Matthias Sammer (East Germany and Germany?)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                • beslowbowler
                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Robert Prosinecki scored for Yugoslavia in 1990 and Croatia in 1998. Also played a season for Portsmouth

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                                                                                                                                                                                                • Indio
                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anichebe or Pog?

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Have Suarez and RVP, plus four of the 'power mid' and Puncheon; plan is to rotate one of these two with Puncheon H/A, with the other six playing every week

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Athletico Timbo
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Difficult to say about anichebe. With mirallas back his opportunities could be seriously cut. Then again he could replace jelavic upfront. There's no doubt he's more effective than pog if hes given the same amount game time. For safety I'd say pog

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Jimjam
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                        +1

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. nadman89
                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                            remy

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Dufflinks
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Assuming he plays later, is anyone planning on keeping Podolskl for the near term? Arsenal seem to have the best next 4 fixtures at least.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Sebastian Rooks
                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'll be at the match scouting him.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. olidooley
                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                          e.g No. 28 = Hull (city)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cryptic Clues for English and Scottish Football Clubs
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          >
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 1. Heavyweight Toilet
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 2. Wild Dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 3. Professor on Rollers
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 4. Glass Mansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 5. Male Meadow
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 6. Animals Car
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 7. Dirty Water
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 8. Squash a weight
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 9. Males Together
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 10. Steel City Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 11. Always a Hundred
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 12. Famous for buns
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 13. Not an Eastern Meat
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 14. Where the wombles meet Henman
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 15. Detectives need them
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 16. Famous football brothers
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 17. Vehicle surrounded by water
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 18. Opposite of dull off
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 19. Cotton Factories own barrier
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 20. Lock the door
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 21. Royal Leisure Area Guardians
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 22. Cows have them
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 23. Collection of Arms
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 24. Famous Jockey
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 25. Keep the fire burning
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 26. Where to send the enemy
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 27. Not a North or South County
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 28. Bottom of ship
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 29. Put underground
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 30. Famous Haircut of yesterday
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 31. A U.S president
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 32. Complete bacon joint
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 33. Larger than a duck pond
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 34. Bonnies vicious partner
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 35. Hawaiian greeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 36. We need this to live
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 37. Latest fort
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 38. What burglars do
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 39. Naked lights a candle
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 40. Organ on a small lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 41. What a son might say after a parents illness
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 42. Car outside a Spanish House
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 43. Prison Clock
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 44. A letter beneath the Earth
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 45. Dark Stream
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 46. Heavy Dear
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 47. Stupid Special Agent
                                                                                                                                                                                                          > 48. Golfers cry goes a distance

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Trøgg ⭐️
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                            48 is Forfar 😀

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I might go through these now 🙂

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. olidooley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Don't have all the answers but most of them....9 = Man United!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Trøgg ⭐️
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                10 - Sheffield United
                                                                                                                                                                                                                11 - Everton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                13 - West Ham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                14 - Wimbledon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                18 - Brighton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                23 - Arsenal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                25 - Stoke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                27 - Middlesbrough?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                29 - Bury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                30 - Barnet?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                32 - Fulham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                35 - Alloa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Some tough ones in there!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Ginkapo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    30 is Barnet, the best team in the world

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Andrew Jay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      steel city day is sheffield wednessday

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Zep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    16 is Charlton?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        14 is Wimbledon?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 is Crystal Palace?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            18 is Brighton?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • heco87
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'll take 37 = Newcastle

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • roscola
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Mansfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          17. Carlisle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          18. Brighton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          28. Hull

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Billy Gilmore
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7 = Blackpool?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Billy Gilmore
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            29 = Bury

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Billy Gilmore
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            33 = Swansea

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11. Everton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            23. Arsenal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            28. Hull
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            29. Inter/Bury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            35. Alloa Athletic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            36. Ayr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            22. 'Uddersfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13, West Ham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Man United

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Locarno
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              12. Chelsea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              13. West Ham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14. Wimbledon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              17. Carlisle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20. Bolton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              23. Arsenal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              24. Leicester
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              29. Bury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              34. Clyde
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              42. Aston Villa

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                how did you not get

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                16 - Charlton

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20 - Bolton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              29 - Bury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              31 - Lincoln
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              34 - Clyde
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              40 - Liverpool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              42 - Aston Villa

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Zep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                33 is Swan-sea 🙂

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Billy Gilmore
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beat ya 🙂

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Spineløss Weasæ…
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10 - Sheffield Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                22 (H)uudersfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                36 Ai(y)r

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Poveglia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 - Luton

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • DanDaManUFan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  de Gea Federici
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hughes R. Martin Davies Demel Clyne (Wilson in for Clyne when he's back)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bale Walcott Mata Michu Fellaini
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Berbatov RVP Lambert

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What do you reckon?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated! 😀

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. DanDaManUFan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      0.0 in the bank 🙁

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Jimjam
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Very strong front 8, but possible who-to-bench issues? Also your defence is weak - I'd downgrade one midfielder and strengthen your defence slightly

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sebastian Rooks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        berbatov? hes possibly a good punt provided he feels sufficiently aggrieved by united.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dufflinks
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Looks good going forwards - The defence obviously isn't that great but you might get away with it. Personally I'd like to have at least 2 of the top 3 defenders in for the rest of the season given history implies more clean sheets in their favour during this period.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • DanDaManUFan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What do you think of de Gea?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • nadman89
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 years, 10 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ba for remy ? i need to make up some points i feel remy is the real deal , remy rvp berba pretty good

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