February
16

The Watchlist – Marc Wilson

Filed under: The Watchlist - Posted by: Paul

Sidelined since Gameweek 9 with a broken leg, Marc Wilson’s recent return to reserve action sees the Stoke defender make his way onto our newly-updated Watchlist rankings. Having played the full 90 minutes for the Potters second-string against Burnley on Tuesday, the left-back is finally closing in on a first-team comeback ahead of next weekend’s trip to Fulham.

Wilson is expected to turn out for the reserves on Monday, affording him five days’ rest before the Cottagers clash. The Republic of International is certainly confident of featuring against Martin Jol’s side and while Tony Pulis has been cautious with the player’s comeback, the Stoke boss revealed just how much of a key player Wilson is for his side:

“I rate him as one of the best players at this football club and a very, very good Premier League player. We need him back. The balance of the team and squad has not been right. We have tried ever so hard to correct that in the summer and in the last window, but not been able to do it for all sorts of reasons – there is no one to blame. It has left us a little bit unbalanced, so to get Marc back in will be a real bonus for us.”

Recent Gameweeks have been harsh on the Stoke defence. Previously such a consistent source of defensive returns, they have now gone eight matches without a clean sheet. Ryan Shawcross, Robert Huth and Asmir Begovic, at 6.0, 5.7 and 5.8 in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) respectively, have represented poor value of late – a real turnaround in fortune after racking up nine clean sheets in the first 18 Gameweeks.

Coming in at a mere 3.9 in FPL and 5.4 Sky Sports game, Wilson offers a cut-price route into the Potters backline ahead of a run of fixtures which may well serve to boost their appeal once again. Up next, the Potters welcome West Ham, West Brom and Villa to the Britannia in the next six, while the trip to Fulham also offers hope of further returns. Granted, Wilson’s record of one goal and three assists in the past three seasons suggest he’ll offer little attacking potential but if his presence can help shore up the Stoke defence, clean sheet returns alone would more than justify his acquisition. With game time guaranteed under Pulis, there are few, if any, defensive options around that offer the potential for similar value over the last few weeks of the season.

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  1. That was pretty cheeky from the Oldham keeper...not sure if that's really allowed but there you go

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. When you ain't watching the game that could mean many things. )

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  2. Syd

    Truth be told EPL teams are shite

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
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    1. not as bad as the spl and/or the league of Ireland at the same time tho

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. I've made it a rule not to listen to anyone who calls it the EPL.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Syd

        :lol:

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
      2. because you call it the E-E-EPL?

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  3. What is this talk about double partners or what? I want to participate

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Fancy hooking up with me?

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Is a threesome too kinky?

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Syd

      It wasn't partners it was penetration ;-)

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  4. quirky fact of the day;

    of Barcelona's 78 goals this season, a grand total of 1 has been a header!

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. I bet not a single one of them from a corner.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. 20% of premier league goals are headers, as a comparison

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  5. Thanks to Matt Smith....Knocked me out of last man standing at work!!

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. weird...that's also the name of the guy who scored for Oldham... 8O

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. ????

        I had Everton to win

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  6. Can't decide whether to play the wildcard or wait until dgw are confirmed

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  7. Messi scores in 14 consecutive games and has now scored a total of 300 goals in 365 games for Barcelona.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. I hate him.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Shame. He speaks highly of you.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. Not funny. You should leave now.

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
          1. Not yet. I shall wake you up before I go go.

            • 1 year, 1 month ago
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    2. Ronaldo - 2009–> Real Madrid 123 games 136 goals...

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. 8-O

        The winger has a better rate than the striker?! Messi who?

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. in my opinion the 2 of them are simply miles ahead of anyone in a long time

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
  8. So pleased for oldham. Everton were getting completely beasted at the back and ironically were limited to long balls for most of the second half.

    Also was hoping they would avoid a GW29 blank. Does this draw affect that at all?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. They need to lose to play gw 29

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Ah right, so they'll squeeze a replay in before GW29 and then they'll play their next round match if they win on the GW29 weekend. Cheers.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. I guess it makes it less likely than if they had lost.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    3. JKi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      I guess not atm, as it stands they need to play that tie on or before the date of GW29,otherwise they'll be too far behind.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Replay probably 5/6th March, a few days before GW29. Not good either way to own Everton players

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. Its going to be on Feb 27th according to the official Everton twitter feed.

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
        2. Better than a blank, though. It may lead me to rethink my transfer plans as Everton do have a great couple of fixtures coming up

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
          1. If they win (likely) it's a blank whatever.

            • 1 year, 1 month ago
        3. Desperately need to offload Any Chubby and Baines in that order before GW29.

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
      2. Yeah I was thinking they are constrained by the scheduling of all cup matches for that weekend, they must play then. As you were I guess.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  9. Guys need some help rebuilding my 11 for GW27

    who would be the best option for 6.4m to replace Fabio for FREE with as I would rather keep Michu and Sturridge.

    A) Rafael
    B) Evans
    C) Zabaleta
    D) Clichy
    E) Azpilicueta
    F) Debuchy

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    1. JKi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      B or E IMO

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
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    2. E. After City Chels have lovely fixtures. Others will go for B but....

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    3. Thanks alot guys big help was leaning towards evans and zaba but will consider azpi although im concerned about his game time with terry marauding on the sidelines raring to get in the team.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  10. Can anyone please clarify what, if any, ramifications today's result at Oldham has on the potential GW29 blank?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. JKi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      nothing yet, the next round is scheduled for that week. They'll have to play the replay on or before that date

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Sorry didn't see that post by Isacki

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    3. Look for Advice Mallard.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    4. Just read a little bit up :roll:

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    5. Ps. You wanna get high?

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  11. Everton confirm their FA Cup replay with Oldham will take place on Wednesday February 27

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. JKi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      same date as the Boro v Chelsea/Brentford game

      so next week

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  12. Anyone else got that sinking feeling that Gerrard will be rested tomorrow?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. He will play, but he'll miss another penalty. I've just looked into the future.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. Hopefully.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Please don't use foul language lol

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
    3. Don't! Just don't!

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. You will be going well to escape unscathed next round Wild Rover. From another old fart who owns Demel.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
    4. Nah

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    5. Yes, just because I took points to get him...

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Imagine that, -4 for a DGW.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. JKi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          you did warn people.

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
          1. Well I warned about throwing everything at this gameweek and leaving themselves at the mercy of GW27

            • 1 year, 1 month ago
    6. JKi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      Though i will feel for his owners on here i would LOVE this from an ML and H2H POV, But, every chance Suarez gets rested as well

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    7. He hasn't yet this season, so why would he tomorrow?

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Because Brendan said he will rotate.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. But not with his star man, he won't want to lose 3 games on the bounce.

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
    8. Nah. Pool needs to win the game.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    9. You don't honestly think this will happen do you? Rodgers is already under enough pressure...dropping his captain and losing is the type of thing that could lose you your job.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. I think he's doing a great job considering what he's got to work with. I'd like to know why he's announced this rotation now though when he's hardly done any all season.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. A great job but no better than Kenny.

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
    10. Is this from the 'freshening up' comment or some such? Seems like an awful time to rest possibly your most important player when you're desperately in need of a result to give your season any meaning.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    11. Not in the slightest...

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    12. yeah. can see joe allen against old club for sure, and talk of coutinho starting too

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  13. Just need to pop up and say Mario Balotelli, what a guy!
    3 games and 4 goals so far for milan, shame he can't play against barca.

    I can see him being new zlatan for next ten years, many teams, great goals, wins lot and will in top 3 of most hated player - but also a character that football desperately needs nowadays.

    Messi is great great player, but he's just so boring... ;-)

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Balo's FK against Parma was amazing. Glad to finally see him happy and showing what he can do.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. same here, just hoping it stays that way at least for year or two for starters !

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
      2. Gotta see how he handles things when he inevitably hits a bit of bad form.

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  14. Leagues Update

    FPL Open : 419 entered, 256 spots, 256th spot @ 24,300th @ RoysCallerAnne

    Elite 64 : 260 entered, 64 spots, 64th spot @ 1,339th.

    Millionaire Club : 91 qualified. Going to cap at 200 entries, then opening when teams get knocked out until GW35.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  15. new post

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  16. A quiet day here but there is one outstanding candidate for the Total Twat award!

    Ronh came close with:

    http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2013/02/16/the-watchlist-marc-wilson/comment-page-4/#comment-5203653

    ... but it's Ron and needs to up his game a bit.

    More in a bit!

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Is there anything left to link? They all got deleted..

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Right job.

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    2. Towelie could help with that.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. You wanna get high?

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. No Towelie, WE DON'T :P

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        2. Yes please. Don't forget to bring a towel.

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    3. His response saves him there

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  17. Demel or Bertrand ---> Wilson?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  18. (roll)

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  19. "roll"

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Scout Picks

For Gameweek 34

  • Speroni
  • Zabaleta
  • Coleman
  • Shawcross
  • Mirallas
  • Eriksen
  • Y Touré
  • Lallana
  • Suárez
  • Lukaku
  • Aguero
  • Fonte
  • Puncheon
  • Lambert

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