February
15

The Watchlist – Adel Taarabt

Filed under: The Watchlist - Posted by: Paul

It’s a fair assumption that if QPR are to avoid the dreaded drop under Harry Redknapp, much will depend on the contribution of Adel Taarabt. While former Spurs boss has instilled a new-found resilience which has harvested four clean sheets in the last six, it’s also telling that of the nine goals the R’s have scored since the departure of Mark Hughes, Taarabt has had a hand in six of them.

Indeed, based on the data in the members area, which analyses Opta goals and assists, there’s a greater than 50% chance that Taarabt will be involved in his side’s goals when on the pitch. Quite simply, no other midfielder can match that contribution to their respective side, underlining his importance to the QPR cause.

Since Redknapp’s first official match in charge in the Gameweek 14 draw at Sunderland, the maverick Moroccan has chipped in with two goals and four assists and, with 11 bonus points also thrown in, has averaged 4.4 points per game under the new regime. With Redknapp revealing only this morning that he “won’t take any risks” with record signing Loic Remy’s groin problem and with Bobby Zamora not yet fit enough for a starting berth, Taarabt’s role in “the hole” offers us an intriguing mid-price prospect over the next few matches.

With a share of set-pieces and corners in his locker and with spot-kick duties still intact despite his recent miss against Norwich, Taarabt’s upcoming schedule looks particularly enticing. The Loftus Road outfit now square up to six of the current bottom nine in the next nine Gameweeks, offering Redknapp plenty reason to be optimistic as he attempts to claw back a seven point deficit on fourth-bottom Aston Villa.

The R’s play host to Sunderland, Wigan and Stoke and travel to Southampton, Villa, Fulham and Reading – plenty of proverbial six-pointers are on the cards, then, and with draws no longer good enough, Redknapp needs to go on the offensive. As the pressure begins to mount in the drop zone, these last few months tend to hand Fantasy managers some unexpected gems at the foot of the table – priced at just 5.8 in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) and 5.2 in Sky Sports game, there’d be no better time for Taarabt to finally dazzle.

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  1. Can I just say, I love footyroom. I was just gonna check how City did against Chelsea last season (who scored), cause that's who they are facing next weekend. So I type into the search area "Manchester City - Chelsea". Pops up instantly. Genius site. Aguero and Nasri scored btw.

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. They'd have to make the search area work first. Tried on 2 computers and it didn't work on either.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    2. Works like a charm for me. Maybe it's your browser. There's a drop down menu that pops up instantly as you write on mine.

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  2. REPOST from last page:
    So Harry’s statement indirectly confirms ‘Remy out for GW 27′?

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. So I should keep him even after knowing his price going to drop?

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        1. TBH I would shift him out. Still unproven, and injury could reoccur.

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        2. do as you like

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  3. If you think that some American Indie Rock will get you through the rest of your Friday afternoon, try some of The Hold Steady.

    Their classic rock sound and intelligent storytelling lyrics make for great listening.

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. Oh yeah, listened to them for years. Very Springsteen and very good.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. Big Springsteen fan here. *checking The Hold Steady on youtube*

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
    2. Try the Gaslight Anthem too if you like Springsteen.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
  4. quick genuine question. do you think the likes of bolt, blake heck all these 100m sprinters are on performing enhancing drugs?

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. Some of them are presumably but i'd like to think the best guys like bolt and Blake aren't

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    2. SW6

      Not "illegal" ones no, I don't see anyway they'd get away with it.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. team of doctors
        look how long lance armstrong got away with it

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      2. i was chatting to this guy and there was a big thread about it on another forum, he is very knowledgable and yes i know its his opinion but he was saying the chemists are ahead of the testing so they wont get caught, yes theese are great athletes these drugs will help push them that 1/10th of a second quicker

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        1. dont get me wrong they are still great athletics. but to compete at a level playing field they all have to be on it.
          complete joke how far behind the testers are....

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    3. yes any and all elite athletes. different sports use different drugs.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
  5. Guess who's back....

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. I give up

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
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      1. David de Gea hey JK! :D

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
        1. What a performance, those 2 saves from Coentrao :D

          Still prefer Evans as an FPL pick though, only 0.1 more for an added attacking threat.

          Next season i may consider DDG though

          • 2 years, 16 days ago
          1. Danny Welbeck...

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    2. Arnold Schwarzenegger?

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    3. ...back again...

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    4. with a brand new swag

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
  6. Hoping Sturridge can still repay my faith in giving him the armband this weekend!

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. he might do a poldi

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    2. Best way he can do that for me is to not show again!

      Probably the only time I'll be wishing a player I got in for a hit and captained doesn't make it.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. I stupidly moved my VC from Michu to Mata last minute.. Definitely need Sturridge to play and get a couple of goals!

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
  7. Anyone have a good joke I can use as a facebook status?

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. I'm so homophobic I've even found a way to have a wank without touching my cock.

      I get my mate, Dave, to do it for me.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. Fair enough, now how about finding a joke for Jkisthe1.

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    2. They've found conclusive evidence outside Oscar Pritorious's house that PROOVES he didn't do it.

      Footprints

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. but he can wear proper shoes, right?

        i mean he's made a bit of money so he should have some decent prosthetics, surely.

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
        1. I think your on to something there. I'll let them know.

          • 2 years, 16 days ago
          1. *you're

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          2. this is a good point.

            if it was in the middle of the night, was he wearing his limbs or not? i'd have thought not. so how did he get from his bed to where the incident took place in the house?

            blows the whole investigation wide open.

            • 2 years, 16 days ago
            1. We need Lateriser on the case!

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    3. Was sat opposite this stunning Thai girl on the train earlier, thinking to myself "please, please don't get an erection".

      Unfortunately, she did.

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      1. Had that one sadly

        Very good though

        You also buggered it up

        The punchline is

        Unfortunately HE did

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
        1. This reads like some sort of weirdly elongated haiku poem

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    4. click my link. read my pressers and pick something you like.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    5. Thats not quite what Oscar Pistorious's girlfriend had in mind when she said he could shoot his load all over her on Valentine's day.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
  8. Which front 8 is better?

    Bale, Mata, Walcott, Michu, Fellaini

    A) RVP, Le Fondre, Suarez
    B) RVP, Le Fondre, Aguero
    C) RVP, Sturridge, Lambert

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    1. .

      C

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    2. B for me. If you can get Aguero/RVP with the Power 5 without completely killing your defence I'd say you're onto a winner!

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
  9. I'd like some more advice from ADVICE MALLARD

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. Don't try to understand women.

      Women understand women, and they hate each other.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. Noted.

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  10. How are people feeling about the Swansea Liverpool game?

    Deflated after the west brom result? Or full of belief that our Liverpool captain's will make up for Monday?

    I'm deflated.

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. Nearly burst.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    2. Stay double deflated

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
  11. Harry's gone crazy.. I guess he signed Remy for upcoming Championship season ;)

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. and you seems crazy too, bought him in after his only fpl goal

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    2. Remy is not fit, you already know that. Play him ahead of time and he will be out for the season.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    3. I'd not play my only hope up-top when he's injured. Guess that's common sense. :?

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
  12. Do you think Man City can up there game in PL?

    Surely they have lost the PL, so there is no way they think united will lose in coming games? Is it?

    I am tempted to go for Suarez :arrow: Aguero for the first time this season i will take man city forward line... But will he deliever?.

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. Get Dzeko if anyone....VALUE.

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      1. ^^this^^

        May contemplate a coverage change if I ship Fellaini, might swap Fellaini, Mata and Sturridge to Gerrard, Lampard/Hazard and Dzeko

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
    2. SW6

      Nah City are done, if Yaya doesn't have a big impact on his return i think Spurs could overtake them. Mancini will be gone in the summer.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. Jesus christ...

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    2. Ridiculously good free-kick. Everything about it until the point of contact pointed towards the ball going the opposite side. The technique is godly. I would say he has taken the CR7 technique and refined it.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    3. keeper at fault.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. If the ball goes over the wall it would need to be hit slower so it can stay on target. The keeper was covering the correct part of the goal, it's just the dip was so extreme that Bale was able to hit it very quickly. Little he could do.

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
  13. Parm where have you been??

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. Yeah Parm where have you been? You never even left a note.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. I was so lonely...and scared...

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
        1. CS, we shall wait until GW29 to put our team together

          • 2 years, 16 days ago
        2. I felt cold, numb and extremely insecure.

          • 2 years, 16 days ago
    2. Holidaying....

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. So you missed school and the banter on FFS!

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
        1. Half Term Tom...

          • 2 years, 16 days ago
          1. *Half Term Time

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          2. ahh I see! Is Tom my new nicknAme??

            • 2 years, 16 days ago
      2. Not even as much as a card, with bikini clad girls on it! Have I done something to offend you?

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
  14. So this week I have captained Kebe

    FOR THE BOTTOM 7 TEAM

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. i captained Kebe too!

      i don't have a Bottom 7 team though.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. yes, but you are a nutcase, and the Reading manager

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
        1. there's a link there somewhere.....

          • 2 years, 16 days ago
    2. So...JK,Would you recommend Kebe or Sissoko for GW27?

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. Well Kebe has Wigan, but if i had Sissoko i woud'nt bench him

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
        1. Means u rate Kebe higher. ;-)

          • 2 years, 16 days ago
      2. i have both!

        but i don't have a Bottom 7 team.

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
        1. You're funny guy Sporting!
          :lol:

          • 2 years, 16 days ago
          1. but i wasn't joking.

            • 2 years, 16 days ago
            1. But where's my answer?

              • 2 years, 16 days ago
              1. BOTH!

                • 2 years, 16 days ago
                1. Again.
                  I only need 1.

                  • 2 years, 16 days ago
                  1. for how long?

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  15. Everyone get a Swansea Kit
    Everyone tell me who they are getting on the Back!
    Me Davies33

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. Michu, 9 of course

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. Yeah sure but you getting one??

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
    2. GR8 Britton

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    3. CR7 Pablo

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    4. The Swansea legend, Parmtree No9.

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    5. No Thanks.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. original

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
        1. I have got one of MATA already! :P

          • 2 years, 16 days ago
          1. well done :wink:

            • 2 years, 16 days ago
            1. CHEERS! :D

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    6. Evs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights

      Laudrup 10 ;-)

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
  16. Sturridge confirmed fit for the weekend on the BBC

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. SW6

      :mad:

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. Don't know whether to laugh or cry!

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
        1. SW6

          RVP(vc) and R. Martin first sub means 18 points if Sturridge doesn't play. I guess its not inconceivable that Sturridge(c) could match that though.

          • 2 years, 16 days ago
          1. don't tease me

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    2. I don't know how to take this. So i will just wait and see how he plays.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. Same here, just hope it works out well

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    3. Sturridge confirmed fit for theweekend on the BBC.....as pundit.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. I wish, confirmed by Brendan Rodgers himself according to the scout tweets

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
  17. My opponent in the bottom 7 league this week

    http://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/2313509/event-history/26/

    If I lose this I shall retire in shame

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. *crosses fingers*

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    2. atleast he had a goal scoring defender so he won that mini duel, give credit to him

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    3. I played him last week. Just won. Phew

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
  18. Um....this doubles thingy, do I have to find a partner?

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. well it's called a 'doubles' tournament.

      The clue is in the title :P

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. He caught the sun alright!

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
    2. Evs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights

      Sounds a bit gay that...

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. Someone was looking for you. MJ i think.

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
        1. Evs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights

          Yep, Doos mailed me.

          Fellow Welshman.

          Only a few regs from wales, JOMT, Reinaman others that spring to mind.

          • 2 years, 16 days ago
    3. Bit tricky on your own!

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    4. Just go back to your holiday ;)

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    5. it 'aint ballroom dancin' sweetheart. just grab a man and get stuck in!

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
    6. I'm single ;)

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. Imagine those words, but said by that grav

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
        1. You just made my day, visually.

          • 2 years, 16 days ago
        2. *puts on clean pair of underwear*

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      2. I'm sure you are! ;)

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
      3. I'm gay...

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
        1. Me to, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

          • 2 years, 16 days ago
        2. Wanna team up? With your rank and my January EPL Manager of the Month award we'll be unstoppable ;)

          • 2 years, 16 days ago
  19. Going to make a bottom 7 team can someone tell me the code and also what team players you can pik
    Thanks Guys!!

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. I'm also interested in this!

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. Me also

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
    2. Teams are Reading West ham, Qpr, Norwich, Wigan, Aston Villa & Southampton

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      1. League code?

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
        1. No idea. Think parmtree set it up

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  20. Anyone here thinks Wilson will start against Fulham?

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. i have a sneaky suspicion that he might. if not, he most definitely will as a sub though.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. And Demel? Basically, I have to play on of Wilson/Demel. And Demel's on the bench for now.

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
    2. Kalouless Indian Sherlock

      Like?

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. I came up with something similar, Indian Sherlock ain't got a kalou, that'd be too long. Yours looks like better. I like.

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
        1. Register? your email id or mine?

          • 2 years, 16 days ago
          1. Anyone's. I hardly check mine though..

            • 2 years, 16 days ago
      2. ACP of CID. :lol:

        • 2 years, 16 days ago
  21. What does Spurs have, that Oscar Pistorius doesn't?

    Bale! :shock:

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. LOLLL

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  22. Call me biased but the best kit this season is Chelsea's European kit.
    Luff this golden theme! :)

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. Do they not use the same kit in the PL?

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. Different in back.White numbering in PL.

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  23. Any scouts around?

    I joined the Members cup in January and got a confirmation email but didn't get a draw. I have emailed Akers but not had a reply.

    Anyone else had this problem?

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. Do a search for Members Cup in the search box. Should pull the draw article right up.

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
  24. Do you think its worth doing michu to any midfield and then back for -4, i wont lose any value on michu and will allow me to play 11 this week, surely yes? the downside is a wasted transfer there and back

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. Not worth it. Get rid of one of your 3 Liverpool players.

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  25. @Sporting :Kebe vs Sissoko
    Actually I don't know for how long,it's upto them till when they want to be in my team...They'll be contracted on performance basis. ;)

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
  26. "Peter Schmeichel will be like a father figure to Kasper Schmeichel" Jamie Redknapp.

    • 2 years, 16 days ago
    1. Did he actually say that?

      • 2 years, 16 days ago
      1. Yes he did.
        He also said

        "Steven Gerrard makes runs into the box better than anyone. So does Frank Lampard."

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  27. So for a 4pt hit I need to do one!

    Clyne (NEW) / Santon (SOU) / Wilson (FUL) instead of Jagielka (NOR)

    or

    Mirallas (NOR) / Lambert (NEW) instead of rooney (QPR)

    my thought are the i cannot double on everton defence long term (I have baines) however Jags could see out this gw. Rooney's starting place is in contention but I might wait to see his contribution on monday!

    • 2 years, 16 days ago

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