February
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Sunday Dugout Discussion

Filed under: Dugout Discussion - Posted by: Mark

Sunday brings an unusual double-header, with two afternoon kick-offs played out simultaneously and no late tea-time treat. Nonetheless, if we can keep up, the rewards could be great with Man City’s clash with Chelsea the headline act, backed up by a crucial encounter at St James’ Park as the resurgent Magpies and Saints meet head-on.

Our Dugout Discussion Chatroom will open throughout the afternoon’s proceedings to capture the reaction as events unfold.

The team news from the Etihad finds Roberto Mancini revert to a 4-5-1, with Sergio Aguero seemingly leading the line on his own, backed by either David Silva or Yaya Toure from the middle of the park. Jack Rodwell starts in a midfield five, with Javi Garcia also in the engine room. Skipper Vincent Kompany fails to make it, so Kolo Toure partners Matija Nastasic in central defence. It’s another 4-3-2-1 from Chelsea, with Demba Ba back to lead the attack as Fernando Torres makes way. The back four is much-changed once again, with Ashley Cole returning, David Luiz replacing John Terry alongside Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic moving to right-back. That means no start for Cesar Azpilicueta: another popular Fantasy target left frustrated this weekend.

Up at St James’ Park, both Cheick Tiote and Rob Elliot come into the Magpies starting lineup with the injured Tim Krul and the dropped James Perch making way. Yoan Gouffran is fit enough to retain his start in Newcastle’s 4-2-3-1 formation. Southampton also make two changes in opposition – Luke Shaw replaces Danny Fox at full-back, while Adam Lallana makes a belated return to the starting lineup, returning to skipper the side at the expense of Jason Puncheon who drops to the bench. Jose Fonte makes a return from injury and joins Puncheon as a sub.

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  1. Anyone captaining Lambert next week?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Fellaini for me

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. tough call...arsenal vs tott can be a goal fest, and aguero will certainly score against villa

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
      2. I worry about that both ways, of course he could do his afro handball elbow in face 16pt haul, but e hasn't recently, and I usually find once Everton start spreading the goals around (pienarr, osman, coleman etc) then it tends to go that way for a spell

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. Tempted by michu even though it's not the fashionable choice this week.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. why not newcastle defence is poor, let the final decide for you when he bags a sublime goal

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        1. collocini and krul out innit

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
          1. Yep, their defence is super leaky even when first choice and they're weakened.

            • 1 year, 8 months ago
            1. all depends on swansea's hangovers

              • 1 year, 8 months ago
              1. 6 days SHOULD be enough, although actually they've never won a trophy in their history... hmm...

                • 1 year, 8 months ago
    3. Might be ;-)

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    4. possibly, will prob go mata if he does not play midweek

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    5. I'm not playing next week, going to have a big sulk!

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    6. JWF

      Probably

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  2. COME ON BRADFORD! Love an underdog story. Imagine if you got into Europa. (Sadly the flights would make it a financial burden...)

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Not if they had a few bob on themselves @2000/1 before the first round :shock:

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
        • 1 year, 8 months ago
  3. West Ham 0-4 Spurs

    Demel RC (after 30 seconds)
    Bale x3
    Dawson (assisted by Bale)

    Thank you and goodnight GW27

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  4. Bradford are going to get smashed.

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Not sure about that, they are a fit side, will be pumped up, and good on set pieces.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  5. The most important thing tomorrow for West Ham is that Demel doesn't play against Bale.

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. This. I actually now don't want him to play so I'm guaranteed zero pts :grin:

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. Was gonna say :) Looking at -2 with a yellow card too ;)

        He single handedly made the Arsenal DGW great.

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        1. He is a totally nightmare to own :eek:

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
          1. First player I sold in the WC, real and fantasy liability

            • 1 year, 8 months ago
  6. Swansea all over them in the first minute :)

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  7. 0 defender this week LOL

    Davies / Johnson / Pearce / Cuellar / Evans

    do you think I can field 3 next week?
    Thinking Cuellar --> Wilson or RVP --> Lambert, I only have 1 FT

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  8. Anybody know which channel is showing the Swans/Bradford game in the U.S.?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Lazy Lazy Lazy
      keep it up :)

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        1. Try google

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
          1. Thanks you're a big help

            • 1 year, 8 months ago
            1. I aim to please ;)

              • 1 year, 8 months ago
              1. I just wanted some info that I could not find online. You don't have to be a kunt about it. Go eff yourself

                • 1 year, 8 months ago
                1. I think you'll find I was being humerous, you my friend are being a c@nt.

                  • 1 year, 8 months ago
                  1. "humerous"? learn how to spell you illiterate. I did not find your response to be "humerous" I thought it was petty and stupid you c@nt

                    • 1 year, 8 months ago
                  2. lol

                    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  9. Bradford are making Swansea look like Real Madrid

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Well they are Spain....

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. Swansea's kit designers are making Swansea look like Real Madrid

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  10. Is Vorm injured again?

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. Evs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights

      No, tremmel gets nod as he has played in every round.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. Nope, Tremmel has just played every cup game

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  11. so SORRY for repost

    Team linked and with RVP won’t play to next fixtures

    what do you think which better ?

    A- gibbs > wilson for free

    B- RVP , POG > benteke & Lambert for a hit -4

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. What do you think yourself?

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. you'll only want RVP back anyway, plus i think RVP will feature for 20/30 mins before real madrid game

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
  12. Gawd I'll be cheering on Oldham against Everton.

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. I'll be cheering on Boro against Chelsea :D

      Although sorry, we won't be stopping anyone from having a blank GW anytime soon.

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  13. Silva 3, Yaya Toure 2, Tevez 1 (3 and 2 very tight)
    Sissoko 3, Lambert 2, Cabaye 1, Cisse 1 (in the mix Debuchy)

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. What's this based on?

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. His team :)

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
      2. A mix of hope and bias :)

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
    2. Sissoko 3 :shock: I hope you're right

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
      1. where does Bap chap get his info?

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
        1. Think its OPTA but not sure

          • 1 year, 8 months ago
      2. I hope he's wrong

        • 1 year, 8 months ago
  14. Evs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights

    GOAL

    DYER !

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  15. dyeeeeeeeeeeeer

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. michu assist

      • 1 year, 8 months ago
  16. New post benders

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
  17. Michu assist...finally some points this weekend :roll:

    • 1 year, 8 months ago
    1. hope you captained him :)

      • 1 year, 8 months ago

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