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
      3 years, 3 months ago

      Anyone captaining Lambert next week?

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      1. Fancy Feet
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        3 years, 3 months ago

        Fellaini for me

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        1. Vasty Deep
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          3 years, 3 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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          3 years, 3 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
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        3 years, 3 months ago

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

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        1. AGUEROOOOO!!!!!
            3 years, 3 months ago

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

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          • The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
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            3 years, 3 months ago

            +1

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            1. The Assassin-Faced BabyDave
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              3 years, 3 months ago

              collocini and krul out innit

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

                  all depends on swansea's hangovers

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

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

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        2. Spike
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          3 years, 3 months ago

          Might be 😉

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        3. AGUEROOOOO!!!!!
            3 years, 3 months ago

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

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          • Crouch Potato!
              3 years, 3 months ago

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

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            • JWF
                3 years, 3 months ago

                Probably

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            • isacki: full casual
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              3 years, 3 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
                  3 years, 3 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
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                    3 years, 3 months ago

                    Lol 😆

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              2. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                  3 years, 3 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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                • Bond, James Collins.
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                  3 years, 3 months ago

                  Bradford are going to get smashed.

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                  1. Crouch Potato!
                      3 years, 3 months ago

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

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

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

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                    1. Jafooli
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                      3 years, 3 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
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                        3 years, 3 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
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                          3 years, 3 months ago

                          He is a totally nightmare to own 😮

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

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

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                  3. Podge
                      3 years, 3 months ago

                      Swansea all over them in the first minute :)

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                    • Rukawa
                        3 years, 3 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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                      • UnderstandablyDistraught
                          3 years, 3 months ago

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

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                          1. Podge
                              3 years, 3 months ago

                              Lazy Lazy Lazy
                              keep it up :)

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                              1. UnderstandablyDistraught
                                  3 years, 3 months ago

                                  ???

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                                  1. Podge
                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                      Try google

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                                      1. UnderstandablyDistraught
                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                          Thanks you're a big help

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                                          1. Podge
                                              3 years, 3 months ago

                                              I aim to please 😉

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                                              1. UnderstandablyDistraught
                                                  3 years, 3 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
                                                      3 years, 3 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
                                                          3 years, 3 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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                                                        • JÖA
                                                            3 years, 3 months ago

                                                            lol

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                                          2. bennydebull
                                              3 years, 3 months ago

                                              Bradford are making Swansea look like Real Madrid

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

                                                Well they are Spain....

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

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

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                                              3. bennydebull
                                                  3 years, 3 months ago

                                                  Is Vorm injured again?

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                                                  1. Evs
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                                                    3 years, 3 months ago

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

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                                                  2. heeljames
                                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                                      Nope, Tremmel has just played every cup game

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                                                  3. kimoo
                                                      3 years, 3 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
                                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                                          What do you think yourself?

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                                                          1. Your Mum's Athletic
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                                                            3 years, 3 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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                                                      2. isacki: full casual
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                                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                                        Gawd I'll be cheering on Oldham against Everton.

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                                                        1. Trigg
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                                                          3 years, 3 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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                                                      3. SuperOsçarBaby
                                                          3 years, 3 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
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                                                            3 years, 3 months ago

                                                            What's this based on?

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                                                            1. Gr3g
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                                                              3 years, 3 months ago

                                                              His team :)

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                                                            2. Podge
                                                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                A mix of hope and bias :)

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                                                            3. Podge
                                                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                Sissoko 3 😯 I hope you're right

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                                                                1. busteddocket
                                                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                    where does Bap chap get his info?

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                                                                    1. Podge
                                                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                        Think its OPTA but not sure

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                                                                    2. Fabreghastly
                                                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                        I hope he's wrong

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                                                                  • Evs
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                                                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                    GOAL

                                                                    DYER !

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                                                                  • AGUEROOOOO!!!!!
                                                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                      dyeeeeeeeeeeeer

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                                                                      1. AGUEROOOOO!!!!!
                                                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                          michu assist

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                                                                      2. Dynamic
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                                                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                        New post benders

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

                                                                          Michu assist...finally some points this weekend :roll:

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                                                                          1. Podge
                                                                              3 years, 3 months ago

                                                                              hope you captained him :)

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