Dugout Discussion

Sunday Dugout Discussion

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.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. blooggg
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Anyone captaining Lambert next week?

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    1. Fancy Feet
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Fellaini for me

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      1. Vasty Deep
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 9 months ago

        tough call...arsenal vs tott can be a goal fest, and aguero will certainly score against villa

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      2. The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
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        4 years, 9 months ago

        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

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    2. isacki: full casual
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Tempted by michu even though it's not the fashionable choice this week.

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      1. AGUEROOOOO!!!!!
        4 years, 9 months ago

        why not newcastle defence is poor, let the final decide for you when he bags a sublime goal

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      2. The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
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        4 years, 9 months ago

        +1

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        1. The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 9 months ago

          collocini and krul out innit

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          1. isacki: full casual
            4 years, 9 months ago

            Yep, their defence is super leaky even when first choice and they're weakened.

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            1. The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
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              4 years, 9 months ago

              all depends on swansea's hangovers

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              1. isacki: full casual
                4 years, 9 months ago

                6 days SHOULD be enough, although actually they've never won a trophy in their history... hmm...

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    3. Spike - GABONIADINI
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      4 years, 9 months ago

      Might be 😉

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    4. AGUEROOOOO!!!!!
      4 years, 9 months ago

      possibly, will prob go mata if he does not play midweek

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    5. Crouch Potato!
      4 years, 9 months ago

      I'm not playing next week, going to have a big sulk!

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    6. JWF
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Probably

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  2. isacki: full casual
    4 years, 9 months ago

    COME ON BRADFORD! Love an underdog story. Imagine if you got into Europa. (Sadly the flights would make it a financial burden...)

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    1. Podge
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Not if they had a few bob on themselves @2000/1 before the first round 😯

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      1. isacki: full casual
        4 years, 9 months ago

        Lol 😆

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  3. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
    4 years, 9 months ago

    West Ham 0-4 Spurs

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

    Thank you and goodnight GW27

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  4. Drip Doctor
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    4 years, 9 months ago

    Bradford are going to get smashed.

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    1. Crouch Potato!
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Not sure about that, they are a fit side, will be pumped up, and good on set pieces.

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  5. isacki: full casual
    4 years, 9 months ago

    The most important thing tomorrow for West Ham is that Demel doesn't play against Bale.

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    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 9 months ago

      This. I actually now don't want him to play so I'm guaranteed zero pts 😀

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      1. isacki: full casual
        4 years, 9 months ago

        Was gonna say 🙂 Looking at -2 with a yellow card too 😉

        He single handedly made the Arsenal DGW great.

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        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 9 months ago

          He is a totally nightmare to own 😮

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          1. isacki: full casual
            4 years, 9 months ago

            First player I sold in the WC, real and fantasy liability

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  6. Podge
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Swansea all over them in the first minute 🙂

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  7. Schindler's list
    4 years, 9 months ago

    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

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  8. UnderstandablyDistraught
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Anybody know which channel is showing the Swans/Bradford game in the U.S.?

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    1. Podge
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Lazy Lazy Lazy
      keep it up 🙂

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      1. UnderstandablyDistraught
        4 years, 9 months ago

        ???

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        1. Podge
          4 years, 9 months ago

          Try google

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          1. UnderstandablyDistraught
            4 years, 9 months ago

            Thanks you're a big help

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            1. Podge
              4 years, 9 months ago

              I aim to please 😉

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              1. UnderstandablyDistraught
                4 years, 9 months ago

                I just wanted some info that I could not find online. You don't have to be a kunt about it. Go eff yourself

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                1. Podge
                  4 years, 9 months ago

                  I think you'll find I was being humerous, you my friend are being a c@nt.

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                  1. UnderstandablyDistraught
                    4 years, 9 months ago

                    "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

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                  2. Dadio Mane
                    4 years, 9 months ago

                    lol

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  9. bennydebull
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Bradford are making Swansea look like Real Madrid

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    1. isacki: full casual
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Well they are Spain....

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    2. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Swansea's kit designers are making Swansea look like Real Madrid

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  10. bennydebull
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Is Vorm injured again?

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    1. Evs
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      4 years, 9 months ago

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

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    2. heeljames
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Nope, Tremmel has just played every cup game

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  11. kimoo
    4 years, 9 months ago

    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

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    1. Pinatta
      4 years, 9 months ago

      What do you think yourself?

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      1. Your Mum's Athletic
        4 years, 9 months ago

        you'll only want RVP back anyway, plus i think RVP will feature for 20/30 mins before real madrid game

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  12. isacki: full casual
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Gawd I'll be cheering on Oldham against Everton.

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    1. Trøgg ⭐️
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      4 years, 9 months ago

      I'll be cheering on Boro against Chelsea 😀

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

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  13. SuperOsçarBaby
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Silva 3, Yaya Toure 2, Tevez 1 (3 and 2 very tight)
    Sissoko 3, Lambert 2, Cabaye 1, Cisse 1 (in the mix Debuchy)

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    1. Back to Back Ballacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 9 months ago

      What's this based on?

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      1. Gr3g
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 years, 9 months ago

        His team 🙂

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      2. Podge
        4 years, 9 months ago

        A mix of hope and bias 🙂

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    2. Podge
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Sissoko 3 😯 I hope you're right

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      1. busteddocket
        4 years, 9 months ago

        where does Bap chap get his info?

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        1. Podge
          4 years, 9 months ago

          Think its OPTA but not sure

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      2. Fabreghastly
        4 years, 9 months ago

        I hope he's wrong

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  14. Evs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    4 years, 9 months ago

    GOAL

    DYER !

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  15. AGUEROOOOO!!!!!
    4 years, 9 months ago

    dyeeeeeeeeeeeer

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    1. AGUEROOOOO!!!!!
      4 years, 9 months ago

      michu assist

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  16. Dynamic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 9 months ago

    New post benders

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  17. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
    4 years, 9 months ago

    Michu assist...finally some points this weekend 🙄

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    1. Podge
      4 years, 9 months ago

      hope you captained him 🙂

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