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?

    • 2 years, 6 days ago
    1. Fellaini for me

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
      1. tough call...arsenal vs tott can be a goal fest, and aguero will certainly score against villa

        • 2 years, 6 days 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

        • 2 years, 6 days ago
    2. Tempted by michu even though it's not the fashionable choice this week.

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
      1. why not newcastle defence is poor, let the final decide for you when he bags a sublime goal

        • 2 years, 6 days ago
        • 2 years, 6 days ago
        1. collocini and krul out innit

          • 2 years, 6 days ago
          1. Yep, their defence is super leaky even when first choice and they're weakened.

            • 2 years, 6 days ago
            1. all depends on swansea's hangovers

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

                • 2 years, 6 days ago
    3. Might be ;-)

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
    4. possibly, will prob go mata if he does not play midweek

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
    5. I'm not playing next week, going to have a big sulk!

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
    6. JWF

      Probably

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
  2. COME ON BRADFORD! Love an underdog story. Imagine if you got into Europa. (Sadly the flights would make it a financial burden...)

    • 2 years, 6 days ago
    1. Not if they had a few bob on themselves @2000/1 before the first round :shock:

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
        • 2 years, 6 days ago
  3. West Ham 0-4 Spurs

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

    Thank you and goodnight GW27

    • 2 years, 6 days ago
  4. Bradford are going to get smashed.

    • 2 years, 6 days ago
    1. Not sure about that, they are a fit side, will be pumped up, and good on set pieces.

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
  5. The most important thing tomorrow for West Ham is that Demel doesn't play against Bale.

    • 2 years, 6 days ago
    1. This. I actually now don't want him to play so I'm guaranteed zero pts :grin:

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
      1. Was gonna say :) Looking at -2 with a yellow card too ;)

        He single handedly made the Arsenal DGW great.

        • 2 years, 6 days ago
        1. He is a totally nightmare to own :eek:

          • 2 years, 6 days ago
          1. First player I sold in the WC, real and fantasy liability

            • 2 years, 6 days ago
  6. Swansea all over them in the first minute :)

    • 2 years, 6 days 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

    • 2 years, 6 days ago
  8. Anybody know which channel is showing the Swans/Bradford game in the U.S.?

    • 2 years, 6 days ago
    1. Lazy Lazy Lazy
      keep it up :)

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
        • 2 years, 6 days ago
        1. Try google

          • 2 years, 6 days ago
          1. Thanks you're a big help

            • 2 years, 6 days ago
            1. I aim to please ;)

              • 2 years, 6 days 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

                • 2 years, 6 days ago
                1. I think you'll find I was being humerous, you my friend are being a c@nt.

                  • 2 years, 6 days 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

                    • 2 years, 6 days ago
                  2. lol

                    • 2 years, 6 days ago
  9. Bradford are making Swansea look like Real Madrid

    • 2 years, 6 days ago
    1. Well they are Spain....

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
    2. Swansea's kit designers are making Swansea look like Real Madrid

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
  10. Is Vorm injured again?

    • 2 years, 6 days ago
    1. Evs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      No, tremmel gets nod as he has played in every round.

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
    2. Nope, Tremmel has just played every cup game

      • 2 years, 6 days 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

    • 2 years, 6 days ago
    1. What do you think yourself?

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
      1. you'll only want RVP back anyway, plus i think RVP will feature for 20/30 mins before real madrid game

        • 2 years, 6 days ago
  12. Gawd I'll be cheering on Oldham against Everton.

    • 2 years, 6 days 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.

      • 2 years, 6 days 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)

    • 2 years, 6 days ago
    1. What's this based on?

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
      1. His team :)

        • 2 years, 6 days ago
      2. A mix of hope and bias :)

        • 2 years, 6 days ago
    2. Sissoko 3 :shock: I hope you're right

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
      1. where does Bap chap get his info?

        • 2 years, 6 days ago
        1. Think its OPTA but not sure

          • 2 years, 6 days ago
      2. I hope he's wrong

        • 2 years, 6 days ago
  14. Evs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights

    GOAL

    DYER !

    • 2 years, 6 days ago
  15. dyeeeeeeeeeeeer

    • 2 years, 6 days ago
    1. michu assist

      • 2 years, 6 days ago
  16. New post benders

    • 2 years, 6 days ago
  17. Michu assist...finally some points this weekend :roll:

    • 2 years, 6 days ago
    1. hope you captained him :)

      • 2 years, 6 days ago

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