March
09

The Stock Check – Saturday

Filed under: Scout Notes, The Stock Check - Posted by: Mark 42

While the top outfield player was a budget midfielder on loan from Spurs, the day saw the likes of Christian Benteke, Loic Remy and Romelu Lukaku deliver the goals, although the latter blotted his copybook with a missed penalty to deny another sizeable haul for his owners. With clean sheets all round at Carrow Road, there were at least some points on offer from today’s four matches. Here’s the Stock Check from Saturday’s action…

On the Up

Christian Benteke
Kept out by the Arsenal and City defences, Benteke returned to the scoresheet in in the win at Reading to justify the Fantasy faith shown in him this week. The Belgian has now scored 12 for the season, seven in his last nine starts. With three home matches in the next four, his owners will surely be holding, with yet more investors about to come sniffing.

Romelu Lukaku
While Lukaku turned villain by missing a second-half spot-kick, that doesn’t detract from the fact that his opener was his fourth goal in his last three league starts. It could have been so much rosier, of course, but Lukaku’s owners will at least take comfort from the fact he’s maintained his run of goals going into trips to Stoke and West Ham, even if he may have lost penalty duties.

Loic Remy
The other Scout Pick forward also delivered, leveling matters at Loftus Road with a smart finish – his third goal in the hoops of QPR. With fixtures strong and motivation for goals and points high, Remy could easily go on justifying his modest 5.8 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) price tag.

Andros Townsend
Dropped to the bench at Southampton, the loanee from Tottenham was recalled by Harry Redknapp for today’s home clash with Sunderland and rewarded the faith with two assists and a sublime strike for the R’s winner. At 4.4 in the FPL, Townsend could yet earn some attention as a budget fifth midfielder for those favouring three up front.

The Norwich Defence
While the Canaries remain desperate for a cutting edge, defensively, Chris Hughton’s side have rediscovered their resilience. Todays’ shut-out was their third clean sheet in the last five with the likes of Mark Bunn, Russell Martin and Seb Bassong offering strong value in recent weeks with decent fixtures to come.

Artur Boruc
Having nailed down regular starts in the Saints goal, the Polish stopper has been simmering as a budget keeper option. Today’s first clean sheet in six league starts, coupled with a dramatic late penalty save from Grant Holt, will surely promote him in the thinking of the masses and the hardcore Fantasy manager alike. It’s Liverpool and Chelsea up next, however.

Going Down

Jason Puncheon and Nathaniel Clyne
Recalled to the Southampton starting lineup against QPR having been benched at Newcastle, it looked as though Puncheon was back in favour, only for him to be dropped to the bench again at Carrow Road today, with Jay Rodriguez handed the start. Puncheon came on at the death and duly gathered a booking to rub salt into the wound for his owners. As for Clyne, there are suggestions that a knock, sustained earlier in the week, kept him on the bench today.

Charles N’Zogbia
Hauled off on the hour-mark in the defeat to City, it still appeared that N’Zogbia would be a key figure for Villa at the Madjeski today. However, Paul Lambert opted for the assured passing of Barry Bannan, dropping the Frenchman to the bench and casting doubt over his security of starts from here on in.

The Sunderland Defence
Another three goals conceded today mean that Martin O’Neill’s side now having conceded ten in the last five league outings, with four defeats in that spell. Suddenly Simon Mignolet has lost his shine as a choice stopper and with Chelsea and United in the next three, prospects of a return to form rest on next weekend’s home clash with goal-shy Norwich.

Anthony Pilkington
Having regained his place on the left-flank in Hughton’s 4-4-2, today his day was cut short by injury, with Wes Hoolahan replacing him on 35 minutes. Neither player has a secure start right now, although the Canaries switch in formation has failed to bring the goals required so a return to the familiar 4-5-1 could be on the cards.

  1. Why is there a delay in announcing the rescheduling of the Manchester club's postponed EPL games?

    Surely with no European commitments, it should be easy enough to identify when they can play the midweek game...

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      no idea... :?

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
  2. Le Fondre to:

    A) Sturridge
    B) Benteke
    C) Lukaku
    D) Tevez
    E) Remy

    Have up to 9.1mil to spend.

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. Benteke or Lukaku imo..
      Tevez (rotation risk)
      Sturridge(injury prone,Liverpool are inconsistant)
      Remy(Not better than benteke or lukaku)

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
    2. But go for tevez if they have dgw soon

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
  3. When will we know if Carlitos is going to prison?

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. :lol: Article?

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. Could face up to 6 months in jail for driving while disqualified.

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
        1. Ya I heard. Idiot

          • 2 years, 17 days ago
          1. That would make me :lol:

            • 2 years, 17 days ago
    2. He won't. Mancini won't allow him to go anywhere this time :P

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
    3. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      ?

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. Got arrested the other day for driving whilst disqualified.

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
        1. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          link?

          • 2 years, 17 days ago
          1. Was in Guardian yesterday.

            • 2 years, 17 days ago
          2. Let me Google that for you...

            • 2 years, 17 days ago
  4. Who are you planning to get for the DGW?

    I'm looking at getting Baines, Mirallas, Theo and Santi.
    Nobody too left wing apart from Mirallas then I guess

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. Mirallas, if he can stay fit that long!

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. Yeah thats true I totally forgot about his fitness issues

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
        1. Hell of a player when he is fit though.

          • 2 years, 17 days ago
    2. Baines Fellaini(if not suspended)/ Pienaar(if suspended)
      Wally, Santi, Giroud(if on form)/Sagna

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
    3. Was in there's lots of DGWs on the horizon. Getting Mirallas would be madness.

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. Ignore first two words ;)

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
      2. Might be, but he's not that bad - his fitness is my primary concern

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
    4. Mirallas. Why?

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. His stats aren't that bad really, just forgot about his fitness. Also its odd but I value my midfield spots more than the striker spots because of the money I've made on them.

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
        1. His stats have been good all season but unless he gets a decent run up top he's POO.

          • 2 years, 17 days ago
          1. Well said ;)

            • 2 years, 17 days ago
    5. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      depends if there's another dgw that week or not

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
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  5. what would you prefer to have next week? the ELLIOT bread or the sweet BUNN

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. Sweet bunns all the time, although I'm a leg man myself. ;)

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. I'm a bit partial to baps.

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
      2. nice. the better if you can go for both

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
  6. tw
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    how's everyone doing this gw?

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. Superfragacagilisticexpealadocious

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        :?

        how many points would that equate to?

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
        1. 32 with Suazo Bale and GJ to go.

          • 2 years, 17 days ago
          1. Your run is freakish..... Madly jealous here

            • 2 years, 17 days ago
            1. They said it would end... but hey, who am I to complain :-P

              • 2 years, 17 days ago
      2. 17(-4) with 4 to play. Average I'd of thought.

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
    2. Hoping Suarez(C) does the work..... Once more...... ;) ;) :P

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
  7. Le Fondre to:

    A) Sturridge
    B) Benteke
    C) Lukaku
    D) Tevez
    E) Remy

    Have up to 9.1mil to spend

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. Tevez!

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
  8. Guzan is a great GK.

    Discuss.

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. I wouldn't use the word 'great' - decent yes.

      Great keepers...

      Schmeichel
      Shilton
      Southall
      Buffon
      Etc...

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. Ok ok you got me :lol:

        Very underrated imo

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
        1. The most underrated keeper in the league IMO is Lloris, he's so quick of line, great shot stopper and hasn't made a mistake.

          • 2 years, 17 days ago
          1. LOL He isn't underrated.. rated one of the top keepers in the world. Where have you been?

            • 2 years, 17 days ago
            1. There are very few people who think he's the best keeper in the league - oh no, that must be Joe Hart or Petr Cech.

              But I rarely hear people say he's the best in the league

              • 2 years, 17 days ago
              1. Hart or Lloris for me. Cech is getting old.

                • 2 years, 17 days ago
          2. I think he's the best keeper in the league.

            • 2 years, 17 days ago
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            1. +1

              • 2 years, 17 days ago
            1. Tell em' Willis ;)

              • 2 years, 17 days ago
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    2. I think he'a already better than Howard in terms of shot-stopping ability. We have a worthy successor.

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    3. 1 vote for tim krul :P

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
    4. Federici is the most under-rated keeper in the Premier methinks.

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
  9. Leagues Update
    ==============

    FPL Open (closed): 562 entered, 256 spots, 256th spot @ 10,037th @ 1,667 pts.

    Elite 64 (closes GW31): 305 entered, 64 spots, 64th spot @ 998th @ 1,745 pts.

    Millionaire Club (closes GW31): 31 qualified. Closed until GW ends.

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      10pts off of fpl open.... gunna be a close one

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. Don't like your chance. Captain played, Sissoko & Enrique have to do well.

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
        1. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          captain played is the biggest worry. but i've got 7 left to play:: suarez studge enrique bale dawson sissoko and marv (?).

          • 2 years, 17 days ago
          1. Your problem is all your picks counter each other...

            • 2 years, 17 days ago
            1. tw
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member

              not if enrique + dawson each score ;)

              • 2 years, 17 days ago
          2. Think you will fall short. :(

            Nearly everyone has Suarez/Bale.

            • 2 years, 17 days ago
            1. +Enrique and Dawson will concede.

              • 2 years, 17 days ago
    2. Thought I culd have a go at FPL open...... :( :(
      Too bad..... Next season.... :(

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. You were near the cutoff for so long. :(

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
        1. Yep I know.... Got brought down in the last gws...... :( :( :(

          • 2 years, 17 days ago
  10. Wish Fellaini gets a yellow against City and then gets suspended for GW31 and GW32... Can then bring him at a lot cheaper price for the DGW33...

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. Agreed. Or even GW32. Then I'll get Pienaar.

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
  11. So Wigan advancing to the semis of the FA cup....does it mean Wigan Swans get a DGW for missing GW 33???

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
  12. Off to bed.

    Wish list:
    -Bale goal
    -Suarez goal
    -GJ goal
    -Pool win 2-1

    Night lads.

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. this
      except the GJ goal part :D

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
    2. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      bale goal
      suarez goal
      studge goal
      dawson goal
      enrique goal
      sissoko goal
      marv brace

      too much to ask for? ;)

      night aqua!

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. would love this except marv brace to cisse brace

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
    3. And the only item on my wishlist just got accomplished.

      Gnite :D

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        :D

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
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    4. Do you actually want both to score? Many on here have one of the 2 as captain.

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. Hmm. Both blank with a Dawson OG, GJ assist will do.

        1-0 Pool.

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
    5. Sissoko hat trick, suarez and bale 5 goals after 60 minutes when dawson and enrique are taken off......that only will do I guess..... ;)

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
    6. Bale Hat-trick, Lucas 4 goals, Liverpool win 4-3

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
    7. This should do it. Plus Studge assists for both Pool goals.

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
  13. tw
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    who here has created their doubles team already?

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
      • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. o/

      Did it three weeks ago.

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        :D.

        you are aware of the transfer rules for the first week yes?

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
          • 2 years, 17 days ago
          1. Just use all your FTs and don't take a hit...

            • 2 years, 17 days ago
            1. So we can use our two free transfers - you are sure?

              • 2 years, 17 days ago
                • 2 years, 17 days ago
          2. tw
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member

            ***NOTE: If you make your team prior to the GW29 deadline, you will be limited to “ONLY FREE TRANSFER(s)” between GW29 and GW30. You also MUST NOT save a FT in GW30, as this will give you an unfair advantage. Any team that does not comply with these 2 rules will be disqualified. ***

            • 2 years, 17 days ago
              • 2 years, 17 days ago
        1. Yeah. Will use it to switch one of my usless defenders with another useless defener*

          *Unless there is an injury.

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      • 2 years, 17 days ago
    2. Dr Isacki's currently running a massive script with his time machine to predict the best team for the next 8 gameweeks. It is also able to predict when the DGWs are likely to take place and provide the best captaincy choices for each week. Of course, Captain Hindsight's help has been massive.

      This week for example, we tested the time machine. It accurately predicted Boruc and Townsend to be the best captaincy choices.

      Watch out, folks! We're coming really hard...

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        :D.

        why wouldn't you use that for your normal fpl teams as well? ;)

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
        1. Testing phase so they can win next season... ;)

          • 2 years, 17 days ago
        2. Dr Isacki says he isn't completely sure of its accuracy when there is heart and vested interests attached to it. Apparently, Dr I needs to form some sort of connection with the time machine else it wouldn't work well.

          • 2 years, 17 days ago
    3. planning on leaving it late

      when's the absolute final deadline? I mean, the deadline after the final deadline?

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
  14. bale or rvp captain this week

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
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  15. 1.Lambert>RvP
    2.Benteke>Rvp
    3.Michu>Mata

    Which is a better transfer for next gwk?

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. 1 no doubt

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
  16. "Winner goes to UCL Last 16" tie coming down to:

    Him: Suarez(c),Debuchy,Begovic +5 points

    Me: Bale,Sissoko,Cisse,Cameron.

    I reckon if Suarez does nothing, i'll just about nick it.

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      that's a close one. even if suarez scores you could manage to win, though it'll be tough. who are you playing btw?

      for me its:

      me: suarez + enrique + dawson + marv + 4
      vs
      LR: GJ + wilson

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. 1966, i would have been through had Valar won last week.

        You have it in the bag and you know it, you're up against LR,right?

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
        1. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          unlucky mate. good luck though! hope you manage to sneak by.

          I hope so. don't wanna count my eggs before they hatch though. yupp! winner of our game progresses.

          • 2 years, 17 days ago
          1. Cheers, Good luck to you too!

            • 2 years, 17 days ago
        • 2 years, 17 days ago
        1. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          yeah probably. but you never know...

          i still won't forget the thrasing you gave me in the first week.....

          I must say, it's been a pleasure having you in my group! always been a shame that one of you, evs, or myself wouldn't progress

          • 2 years, 17 days ago
  17. Sturridge better start >:( I really want a Liverpool CS and Suarez to stay relatively quiet rather than a Bale (c) hat trick. Everyone has him.

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. High scoring epic, with Suarez, Sturridge, Bale and GJ in on the act. :D

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. That would work too :)

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
  18. Has anyone mapped out he most likely scenarios yet - or still too early?

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
  19. Has anyone mapped out he most likely DGW scenarios yet - or still too early?

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. am planning for that. I want all players to be double gwkers. you??

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
  20. which teams are going to have dgw 34??

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
  21. Davies->Riether
    and
    Lukaku->Rooney ? for-4 hit

    Good transfer?

    Thanks in advance. :)

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. none is good. for thhe sake of fantasy rooney is not usually well positioned. now that kagawais back, he could play on the wing where he is simply crap.

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
      1. OR Michu -> Kagawa?
        but I like to keep Michu.

        • 2 years, 17 days ago
        1. dont buy kagawa either stay clear just get rvp and sit like a boss.

          • 2 years, 17 days ago
          1. How about RVP and KAGAWA.?

            • 2 years, 17 days ago
            1. the thing is kagawa could be benched very frequently. there are many good midfielders mata, bale, walcott, fell, siss, sess, all better than kagawa and play 90 minutes every game.

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  22. Suarez blanking today is oh so crucial to me. Checked 20 teams above me. 16 have him as captain.
    And none of those 16 have Sturridge.

    Crucial, oh so crucial.

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. +1 .Need Sturridge and Bale to outscore Suarez.

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
    2. AJ.

      +21 Need a Sturridge and Bale(c) goal.

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  23. i reiterate, which teams have double gameweeks

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. All the one who didn't play in the PL this weekend. Plus maybe whoever Wigan, Man City and the winner of United/Chelsea play in GW 33.

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
  24. Guys, Is Townsend real good OR you think it was fluke & he'll go down eventually?

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
    1. Go down where? All the pits have closed in the UK.

      • 2 years, 17 days ago
  25. tw
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    LR + Berbilly, check your mails please

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  26. Taarabt or Puncheon OUT for Cazorla? thinkin Puncheon.. RVPless so dont really need the extra money

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
  27. fletcher,+lambert+mignolet>elliot anichebe rvp(C)+ 1.2 for -8 gives me two doublegameweekers + i get rvp. yay or nay.

    • 2 years, 17 days ago
  28. what's good places to go in Frankfurt and München?

    • 2 years, 17 days ago

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