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The Watchlist – Marc Wilson

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

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

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      1. Crouch Potato!
          3 years, 3 months ago

          When you ain't watching the game that could mean many things. )

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      2. Syd
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        3 years, 3 months ago

        Truth be told EPL teams are shite

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        1. Captain Shirokov
            3 years, 3 months ago

            Yup...

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          • Ogie
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            3 years, 3 months ago

            not as bad as the spl and/or the league of Ireland at the same time tho

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          • Granville
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            3 years, 3 months ago

            I've made it a rule not to listen to anyone who calls it the EPL.

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            1. Syd
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              3 years, 3 months ago

              😆

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            2. Sporting ABG
                3 years, 3 months ago

                because you call it the E-E-EPL?

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          • Daniel - Casuals 2 : FFS 1
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            3 years, 3 months ago

            What is this talk about double partners or what? I want to participate

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            1. JapBen
                3 years, 3 months ago

                Fancy hooking up with me?

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

                  Mark's looking for a partner...

                  Mark@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk

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                  1. 4vets
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                    3 years, 3 months ago

                    Is a threesome too kinky?

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                • Syd
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                  3 years, 3 months ago

                  It wasn't partners it was penetration 😉

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              • The Axolotl
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                3 years, 3 months ago

                quirky fact of the day;

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

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                1. Granville
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                  3 years, 3 months ago

                  I bet not a single one of them from a corner.

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                2. The Axolotl
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                  3 years, 3 months ago

                  20% of premier league goals are headers, as a comparison

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              • fatherted
                  3 years, 3 months ago

                  Thanks to Matt Smith....Knocked me out of last man standing at work!!

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                  1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                      3 years, 3 months ago

                      weird...that's also the name of the guy who scored for Oldham... 😯

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                      1. fatherted
                          3 years, 3 months ago

                          ????

                          I had Everton to win

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                    • Andy1
                        3 years, 3 months ago

                        Can't decide whether to play the wildcard or wait until dgw are confirmed

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                      • Le Gooner
                          3 years, 3 months ago

                          Messi scores in 14 consecutive games and has now scored a total of 300 goals in 365 games for Barcelona.

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

                              I hate him.

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                              1. SportsGuy - GetRitchieOrDie…
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                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                Shame. He speaks highly of you.

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

                                    Not funny. You should leave now.

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                                    1. SportsGuy - GetRitchieOrDie…
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                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                      Not yet. I shall wake you up before I go go.

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                                  • donkey7342
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                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                    lol

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                              2. uhahpaulmcgrath
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                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                Ronaldo - 2009–> Real Madrid 123 games 136 goals...

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                                1. Giggs Boson
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                                  3 years, 3 months ago

                                  😯

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

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                                  1. uhahpaulmcgrath
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                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                    in my opinion the 2 of them are simply miles ahead of anyone in a long time

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                            • isacki: full casual
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                              3 years, 3 months ago

                              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?

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                              1. 4vets
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                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                They need to lose to play gw 29

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                                1. isacki: full casual
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                                  3 years, 3 months ago

                                  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.

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                              2. Granville
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                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                I guess it makes it less likely than if they had lost.

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                              3. Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
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                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                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.

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                                1. Granville
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                                  3 years, 3 months ago

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

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                                  1. CHANCING PUNT
                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                      Its going to be on Feb 27th according to the official Everton twitter feed.

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                                    • JapBen
                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                        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

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                                        1. Granville
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                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                          If they win (likely) it's a blank whatever.

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                                      • isacki: full casual
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                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                        Desperately need to offload Any Chubby and Baines in that order before GW29.

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                                    • isacki: full casual
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                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                      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.

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                                2. Sebastian Rooks
                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                    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. SportsGuy - GetRitchieOrDie…
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                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                      B long term

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                                    2. Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
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                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                      B or E IMO

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                                    3. LOCO ABREU
                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                        B

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                                      • 4vets
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                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                        E. After City Chels have lovely fixtures. Others will go for B but....

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                                      • Rabid Dog
                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                          B

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                                        • Sebastian Rooks
                                            3 years, 3 months ago

                                            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.

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                                        • /
                                            3 years, 3 months ago

                                            Can anyone please clarify what, if any, ramifications today's result at Oldham has on the potential GW29 blank?

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                                            1. Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
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                                              3 years, 3 months ago

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

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                                            2. /
                                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                                Sorry didn't see that post by Isacki

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                                              • Chu Young Ping Pong
                                                  3 years, 3 months ago

                                                  Look for Advice Mallard.

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                                                • 4vets
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                                                  3 years, 3 months ago

                                                  Just read a little bit up :roll:

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                                                • /
                                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                                    Ps. You wanna get high?

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                                                    1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                                        😆

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                                                  • The Axolotl
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                                                    3 years, 3 months ago

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

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                                                    1. Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
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                                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                                      same date as the Boro v Chelsea/Brentford game

                                                      so next week

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                                                  • Granville
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                                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                                    Anyone else got that sinking feeling that Gerrard will be rested tomorrow?

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

                                                        He will play, but he'll miss another penalty. I've just looked into the future.

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                                                      • Epicheskiy Proval 墅 ⚽ …
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                                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                                        Hopefully.

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                                                        1. Rabid Dog
                                                            3 years, 3 months ago

                                                            Please don't use foul language lol

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                                                        2. Wild Rover
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                                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                                          Don't! Just don't!

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                                                          1. Trajan
                                                              3 years, 3 months ago

                                                              You will be going well to escape unscathed next round Wild Rover. From another old fart who owns Demel.

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                                                          2. Voodoo
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                                                            3 years, 3 months ago

                                                            Nah

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                                                          3. Tortilla.Curtain
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                                                            3 years, 3 months ago

                                                            Yes, just because I took points to get him...

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                                                            1. Granville
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                                                              3 years, 3 months ago

                                                              Imagine that, -4 for a DGW.

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                                                              1. Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
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                                                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                you did warn people.

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                                                                1. Granville
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                                                                  3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                  Well I warned about throwing everything at this gameweek and leaving themselves at the mercy of GW27

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                                                          4. Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
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                                                            3 years, 3 months ago

                                                            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

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                                                          5. /
                                                              3 years, 3 months ago

                                                              He hasn't yet this season, so why would he tomorrow?

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                                                              1. Granville
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                                                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                Because Brendan said he will rotate.

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                                                                1. Voodoo
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                                                                  3 years, 3 months ago

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

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                                                            • Snake Juice
                                                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                Nah. Pool needs to win the game.

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

                                                                  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.

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                                                                  1. Granville
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                                                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                    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.

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                                                                    1. Voodoo
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                                                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                      A great job but no better than Kenny.

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                                                                • isacki: full casual
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                                                                  3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                  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.

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                                                                • Corrigan
                                                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                    Not in the slightest...

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                                                                  • Chelsea Harbour
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                                                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                    yeah. can see joe allen against old club for sure, and talk of coutinho starting too

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                                                                • Mr Sarcastic
                                                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                    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... 😉

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                                                                    1. Snake Juice
                                                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                        Balo's FK against Parma was amazing. Glad to finally see him happy and showing what he can do.

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                                                                        1. Mr Sarcastic
                                                                            3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                            same here, just hoping it stays that way at least for year or two for starters !

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                                                                          • Epicheskiy Proval 墅 ⚽ …
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                                                                            3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                            Gotta see how he handles things when he inevitably hits a bit of bad form.

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                                                                      • TorresMagic™
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                                                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                        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.

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                                                                      • onionbarje
                                                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                          new post

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                                                                        • 4vets
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                                                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                          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!

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                                                                          1. Wild Rover
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                                                                            3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                            Is there anything left to link? They all got deleted..

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                                                                            1. Captain Shirokov
                                                                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                Right job.

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                                                                            2. 1966 was a great year for E…
                                                                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                Towelie could help with that.

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                                                                                1. /
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                                                                                    You wanna get high?

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                                                                                    1. Captain Shirokov
                                                                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                        No Towelie, WE DON'T 😛

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

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

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                                                                                    2. Malcolm Tucker for England …
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                                                                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                      His response saves him there

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                                                                                  • The Badger
                                                                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                      Demel or Bertrand ---> Wilson?

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                                                                                    • Jinswick
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                                                                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                      (roll)

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                                                                                    • Jinswick
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                                                                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                      "roll"

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                                                                                    • Jinswick
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                                                                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                      :roll:

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