Preamble

The Pre-Match Preamble – Gameweek 37

It’s like we’re being prepared for the inevitable: slowly eased into a life without football and the spills from our Fantasy lineups. Okay, there’s the small matter of an FA Cup final but, without the sight of Norman Whiteside playing poker on the coach, helicopter arrivals and Question of Sport special, that lost it’s magic long ago.

We’re left with just the early kick-off at Villa Park– a scenario that could well turn sour on us, should Rafa deliver on his promise and shuffle his pack with wild abandon ahead of the midweek Europa League final.

We know Rafa loves a bit of silverware; he wants to depart his troubled tenure at the Bridge with another CV boosting trophy. Ultimately, that will surely influence his teamsheet for the clash with a Villa side that look to have almost casually eased their way out of the relegation quicksand in recent weeks. With a point likely to satisfy both managers, today’s match could be short on fireworks, big on disappointment.

This morning’s press are torn on the Benitez teamsheet. While we’re largely resigned to the fact that Eden Hazard will be rested following his recent calf injury, Juan Mata is our main concern heading into the morning deadline. The Spaniard figures in the majority of this morning’s predicted lineups: only The Times omit the playmaker from their teamsheet, prompting starts for both Yossi Benayoun and Oscar.

While we’re far from confident, Mata was handed a rest in the second leg of the semi-final with Basel and Benitez may consider that enough for his compatriot to come through today’s clash and remain fresh the Benfica meeting. The risk of injury is, of course, the prime concern but, from a Fantasy perspective, if you hold Mata, you surely start him and let the auto subs do the rest.

That’s easier said than done when you consider that we’ve also had the Michu injury to contend with. Having consigned him to the beach for the rest of the season, a Friday twist saw Michael Laudrup declare that his leading scorer could yet make Sunday’s Old Trafford trip…

“Michu was in training yesterday. We will have to see because I don’t want to force anything but everyone wants to play at old Trafford. I will talk to him and Chico and see how they are. I thought a hamstring injury would be that for the season, but it has not torn and it has gone well so he is a possibility. If not, then for the last game against Fulham.”

Four of this morning’s papers go with Michu in their lineups and we’ve followed suit, convinced that, if there’s a chance for Laudrup to reward Michu with a start on such an occasion, he’ll take it. Whether he’ll profit against a United side surely determined to see off Sir Alex with a routine win is another matter. It would almost be impolite for Michu to score on Sunday.

As for United, it appears that Sunday calls for strength and the “old guard”. The press boys are tipping both Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs to be handed invites to the party, while Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand are paired in defence. Robin Van Persie starts in every lineup, of course, while Wayne Rooney is handed a bench role by The Sun, The Guardian and The Mail. That would be the latest and greatest insult in a tumultuous season.

On the other side of Manchester, the City lineup for the midweek trip to Reading is pure guesswork. We find no guidance from the press who turn attentions to today’s final with Wigan. The overwhelming opinion is that both Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero will be thrown in against the Latics, leaving Scout Pick Edin Dzeko seemingly primed to face the Royals on Tuesday. Aside from that, we expect the usual shuffle at the back with the entire Wembley rearguard at risk and names like Micah Richards, Joleon Lescott and dear old Aleks Kolarov back in the frame.

Personally I could without such curveballs. While I don’t wish the season to end, these final two Gameweeks look problematic and, as Dave Gahan would say, “can only do harm”.

Content with my lot, I’d be happy to “stick” pick up my ball and head home. Instead, I’ve this horrible feeling that this Gameweek, coupled with the unpredictable climax on Sunday week, has me nervously perched at the top of a greasy poll. I’m not sure how far I’ll drop but, with under an hour to go, I’m a little uncertain how I’m going to cushion the fall. I can’t see Kolarov catching me.

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

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  1. 4vets
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 6 months ago

    Right, I'm off to my son's football tournament. Enjoy the games!

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    1. Count of Monte Hristo
        3 years, 6 months ago

        Enjoy the migration.

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        1. 4vets
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          3 years, 6 months ago

          I even can't remember the last time... 😉

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          1. Count of Monte Hristo
              3 years, 6 months ago

              😆

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        2. Mark
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          3 years, 6 months ago

          Ooh..good luck at the tourney. Don't get too wound up 😉

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        3. 1966 was a great year for E…
            3 years, 6 months ago

            'Like that day I hit the referee with a whiskey bottle. Remember that, when daddy hit the referee?'

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        4. Jinswick
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          3 years, 6 months ago

          Starting to question getting Anichebe in for a hit...

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          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
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            3 years, 6 months ago

            for who?

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          2. Mark
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            3 years, 6 months ago

            Funny things happen at this point in the season.

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            1. Jinswick
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              3 years, 6 months ago

              It did fund getting RVP but still...

              Berba & Aguero -> RVP(c) & Anichebe (4 points)

              The more I look at it the worse it gets!!

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            2. Acquafresca
                3 years, 6 months ago

                He missed telling you it was to free funds for RVP 😉

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            3. TorresMagic™
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              3 years, 6 months ago

              Had to be done.

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            4. Sanchez .
                3 years, 6 months ago

                No wonder. For a hit?
                You must have had injuries surely?

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              • Bootsy: Snoddy's Reven…
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                3 years, 6 months ago

                must have

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            5. GoonerByron
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              3 years, 6 months ago

              Who wins outta me and my cash H2H opponent? 9 different players so very different teams...

              Me - Hart, Luiz(STaylor), Clichy(Wilson), Walcott (c), Cazorla, Mata, Benteke, Kone, Tevez + 8 points

              Him - De Gea, Vidic, Clyne, RobsonKanu, Coutinho, Walters, Weimann, Defoe, RVP (c)

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              1. Yome
                  3 years, 6 months ago

                  Hits taken?

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                  1. GoonerByron
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                    3 years, 6 months ago

                    He's on a -8, I'm starting fresh

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                    1. Yome
                        3 years, 6 months ago

                        Then you'll win however beware of RVP

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                  2. Old School - Absinthe makes…
                      3 years, 6 months ago

                      anyone could win...

                      I'd wait until its a couple of players left and then compare

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                    • TorresMagic™
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                      3 years, 6 months ago

                      He may need a few autosubs.

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                    • Sanchez .
                        3 years, 6 months ago

                        he is solely reliant on rvp I think.
                        You should win.

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                    • Tommytour
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                      3 years, 6 months ago

                      All we need is Tevez and Aguero to start V Reading now

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                      1. Bond, James Collins.
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                        3 years, 6 months ago

                        Why wouldn't they start? One might get rested, but not both.

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                        1. Tommytour
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                          3 years, 6 months ago

                          You just answered your question

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                      2. Sanchez .
                          3 years, 6 months ago

                          Harsh, but an upgrade.

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                          1. Sanchez .
                              3 years, 6 months ago

                              reply fail to mancini sacking posr below

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                        • Bond, James Collins.
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                          3 years, 6 months ago

                          I can't wait to see him popping. Sturridge(C)

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                          1. Ginkapo
                              3 years, 6 months ago

                              Right here with you 😎

                              Stand out option next week too

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                              1. Mílanista
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                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                India have 2 Kolarov's

                                Good luck, you'll need it.

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                              2. Bond, James Collins.
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                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                Next week i am thinking Big Dog Carroll. 😎

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                          2. wycombewanderers
                              3 years, 6 months ago

                              With mata starting today and will almost definitely start wednesday due to the magnitude of the game. If they win today, he surely won't play Sunday will he as top four will be confirmed?

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                              1. TorresMagic™
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                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                Wait a day or 2.

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                              2. Bond, James Collins.
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                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                What will they be resting him for? Next season?

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                                1. wycombewanderers
                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                    Yeah. They will give others a go and stop him from burning out and injuring himself

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                                    1. Hello. Yes, This is Dog
                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                        lol

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                                      • cfctorres
                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                          This makes little to no sense. Last game of the season at home. You want to end it on a high. + a win on last day of season guarantees us third rather than fourth.

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                                          1. wycombewanderers
                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                              Yes it doesn't make much sense. But Rafa's rotation policy doesn't often make much sense. He won't care about coming 3rd or 4th. Mata will start Wednesday and will then have started the last 4, looking at Rafa's policy; he won't start 5 on the bounce.

                                              Don't get me wrong he's in my team and I hope he does start, am just sceptical

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                                        • GoonerByron
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                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                          😀

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                                      • cfctorres
                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                          Last game of the season. Why not?

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                                          1. wycombewanderers
                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                              More to the point, why?

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                                          2. Jude Rooney
                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                              What would he save him for?

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                                              1. wycombewanderers
                                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                                  he will have played a stupid amount of games by Wednesday

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                                              2. Demí
                                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                                  He'll surely start. Top 4 can't be wrapped up today. Everton are a good team. Absolutely nothing to rest him for..

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                                                  1. Demí
                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                      My bad it can. But still, there's no reason to rest him.

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                                                      1. wycombewanderers
                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                          No player under Rafa often plays 5 on the bounce, that's the reason to rest him.

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                                                      2. TorresMagic™
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                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                        GD stops Spurs passing them.

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                                                      3. Mílanista
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                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                        Top 4 is wrapped up with a win today - check the goal difference

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                                                      4. wycombewanderers
                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                          It can be wrapped up today, look at the goal difference

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                                                    • Acquafresca
                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                        Apparently Pellegrini (Malaga coach) to take over Manchester City 😯

                                                        Mancini to be sacked 😆

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                                                        1. Bond, James Collins.
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                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                          Incredibly harsh.

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                                                          1. Adam West
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                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                            Relatively no the Champions Leauge performances have been awful and the League was decided weeks ago.

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                                                            1. Bond, James Collins.
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                                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                                              He's made mistakes this season, no doubt about that, but, he has earned the opportunity to make amends. If they win today, that will be 3 trophies in 3 seasons. Also, 1 of the teams from their CL group were semi finalists, the other are finalists.

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                                                        2. La Roja
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                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                          that would be madness

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                                                        3. Optimus.
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                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                          mancini to wigan after martinez takes over at everton?

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                                                          1. denial
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                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                            City (along with Chelsea) are jokeshop clubs.

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                                                            1. Ginkapo
                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                The Redknapp saga was a little odd too... Though I reckon AVB will stay for a long time.

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                                                          2. Mílanista
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                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                            And still nobody has told me about his taste in left backs....

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                                                            1. Ginkapo
                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                Well he managed Real Madrid so must like attacking ones...

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                                                            2. Ginkapo
                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                When will they learn.

                                                                What was Fergie's first two seasons like?

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                                                                1. Count of Monte Hristo
                                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                    Potentially 2 FA Cups and a PL title. Hardly sacking material is it.

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                                                                    1. Ginkapo
                                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                        Oh ok, I wont make any sweeping statements about sticking with your manager after a rough start then.

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                                                                        1. Count of Monte Hristo
                                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                            😯

                                                                            I was agreeing with you.

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                                                                            1. Ginkapo
                                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                Well true Mancini has done well with City.

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                                                                                1. Count of Monte Hristo
                                                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                    I know. 2 FA Cups and a PL title is a great start imo. CL hasn't gone to plan but you can't have it all.

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                                                                                    1. Ginkapo
                                                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                        Been very tough groups in the CL, a year in europa would do their coefficient a lot of good.

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                                                                          • Tommytour
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                                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                            Not been a good season for them

                                                                            Not progressing in CL both years is the reason for the sacking

                                                                            Hopefully Pellegrini doesn't like rotating

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                                                                          • GoonerByron
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                                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                            Crazy this has all come out the night before the cup final.. Embarassing for the club in my opinion!

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                                                                          • Declan-
                                                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                              Very strange if true

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                                                                            • greggles
                                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                it would be harsh, but poetic given that Ferguson's just retired after 26 years and handed over to a carefully-chosen successor who embodies many of the same values/techniques.

                                                                                The "noisy neighbours" stumble from one manager to the next, spending grotesque sums of money on players like Scott Sinclair in the hope of matching Man United's success. Do they not learn lessons from others?

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                                                                            • toxik
                                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                I am playing Mertesaker and Sagna am I mad or genius??

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                                                                                1. Giggs Boson
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                                                                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                  Probably mad.

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                                                                                2. Optimus.
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                                                                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                  mother fooking genius

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                                                                                3. GlasgowFF
                                                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                    I think Wigan will score.

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                                                                                  • Tommytour
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                                                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                    Well it's not mad but I wouldn't call you a genius

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                                                                                  • Tiote on Peyote
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                                                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                    A mad genius. I think they might concede to be honest.

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                                                                                4. toxik
                                                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                    Anyone else on a -20?

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                                                                                    1. Giggs Boson
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                                                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                      😯

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                                                                                    2. Optimus.
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                                                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                      *cancels the genius post

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                                                                                      1. Tommytour
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                                                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                        🙂

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                                                                                    3. TorresMagic™
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                                                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                      Link?

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                                                                                    4. Declan-
                                                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                        -8 is the largest hit I've taken this season. -4 this week

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                                                                                    5. GlasgowFF
                                                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                        So glad I never did Mata to Lampard for a hit.

                                                                                        Shouldn't come on here before the deadline.

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                                                                                        1. TorresMagic™
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                                                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                          What happens if Lampard outscores him by 5?

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                                                                                          1. GlasgowFF
                                                                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                              He won't. Too fat.

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                                                                                              1. Count of Monte Hristo
                                                                                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                  I'm glad you weren't here pre deadline with that logic 😉

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                                                                                          2. GlasgowFF
                                                                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                              Would love a big score fest in the Chelsea game. Not got any defenders and have Mata & Benteke.

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                                                                                            • Acquafresca
                                                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                Aston Villa have players and fans have voted Brad Guzan club player of the year over Benteke 😯

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                                                                                                1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                    as important to their season, deserves it

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                                                                                                  • Ginkapo
                                                                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                      He did keep them in contention during the first half of the season.

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                                                                                                    • GlasgowFF
                                                                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                        Probably are illiterate and didn't know what they were doing.

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                                                                                                      • Hello. Yes, This is Dog
                                                                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                          he has been excellent

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                                                                                                      • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                          Juan Mata, this is your chance to shine! 🙂

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                                                                                                        • Giggs Boson
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                                                                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                          It's Mata time 😀

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                                                                                                          1. GlasgowFF
                                                                                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                              Hopefully

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                                                                                                            • Adam West
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                                                                                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                              It's Hazard time because I sold him 🙁

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                                                                                                            • Declan-
                                                                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                Lets go 🙂

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                                                                                                            • hammersp2000
                                                                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                Got a 57 point lead and most of my team is the same as 2nd place. This week the differentials are my baines, Martin, Maloney v his ridge well, Clyne, lambert. I've captained theo he has done RVP but he both have both players. Is it in the bag?

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                                                                                                                1. Hello. Yes, This is Dog
                                                                                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                    yeah 57 is a HUGE lead at this stage. no chance of losing it.

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                                                                                                                    1. hammersp2000
                                                                                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                        I was kind if thinking it was pretty safe, unless RVP and lambert grab hat ricks of course!

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                                                                                                                  • Sean.
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                                                                                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                    whats going on with my 2 money league rivals
                                                                                                                    one has mata 3rd sub behind maloney and davies
                                                                                                                    the other has lampard benched playing clyne and demel 😯

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                                                                                                                    1. TorresMagic™
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                                                                                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                      They aren't rivals......

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                                                                                                                    2. Hello. Yes, This is Dog
                                                                                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                        they don't like money

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                                                                                                                        1. Sean.
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                                                                                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                          😆

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                                                                                                                    3. TorresMagic™
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                                                                                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                      Anyone have Ba in their team on here?

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                                                                                                                    4. Declan-
                                                                                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                        Not sure what i'm missing this week. Why has bale not been as popular a captain choice as RVP and Walcott?

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                                                                                                                        1. Giggs Boson
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                                                                                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                          Because Stoke are in form.

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                                                                                                                        2. GlasgowFF
                                                                                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                            Can see the Arsenal game being very open as both teams need to win.

                                                                                                                            RVP is RVP

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                                                                                                                          • Tiote on Peyote
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                                                                                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                            Spurs seem to be running out of steam and Utd and Ars have better fixtures. He could work out but I think RvP is a better choice this week.

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                                                                                                                        3. Sanchez .
                                                                                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                            So? Hazard or Mata to be subbed at half time then?

                                                                                                                            😀

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                                                                                                                            1. TorresMagic™
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                                                                                                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                              Depends on the score.

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                                                                                                                          • Acquafresca
                                                                                                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                              Places, places!

                                                                                                                              Good luck everyone 🙂

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                                                                                                                            • GlasgowFF
                                                                                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                Got 5p on Ba to score first

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                                                                                                                                1. Count of Monte Hristo
                                                                                                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                    The last of the big spenders 😎

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                                                                                                                                  • TorresMagic™
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                                                                                                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                    Too sheepish.

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                                                                                                                                2. TorresMagic™
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                                                                                                                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                  Entertaining 1-1 coming up.

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                                                                                                                                3. Giggs Boson
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                                                                                                                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                  Wow Villa are playing well. This is going to be a long match for Chelsea.

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                                                                                                                                4. GlasgowFF
                                                                                                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                    LEAVE MATA ALONE!!!!!!!

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                                                                                                                                  • Waldaz
                                                                                                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                      Dirty Baker.

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                                                                                                                                    • Acquafresca
                                                                                                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                        Mata could've been killed 😯

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                                                                                                                                        1. Pratik
                                                                                                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                            Checking Hey

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                                                                                                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                                TEXT_HERE

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                                                                                                                                          • Giggs Boson
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                                                                                                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                            I still think Terry is Chelsea's best defender.

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                                                                                                                                            1. Acquafresca
                                                                                                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                                +1.

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                                                                                                                                            2. Count of Monte Hristo
                                                                                                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                                Lampard (h) to Everton

                                                                                                                                                Bale (h) to Sunderland

                                                                                                                                                Maloney (h) to Villa

                                                                                                                                                Coutinho (h) to QPR

                                                                                                                                                Walcott @ Newcastle

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                                                                                                                                                Tevez (h) to Norwich

                                                                                                                                                Lukaku (h) to United

                                                                                                                                                RVP @ WBA

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                                                                                                                                                1. Count of Monte Hristo
                                                                                                                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                                    Looking at this would you play a 3-5-2 or a 3-4-3?

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                                                                                                                                                    1. TorresMagic™
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                                                                                                                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                                      Think you will be forced into 352 at best.

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                                                                                                                                                    2. Acquafresca
                                                                                                                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                                        If you didn't make a transfer 352 with Lukaku benched.

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                                                                                                                                                  • Willis.
                                                                                                                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                                      New post btw....

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                                                                                                                                                    • Count of Monte Hristo
                                                                                                                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                                                                        Lampard (h) to Everton

                                                                                                                                                        Bale (h) to Sunderland

                                                                                                                                                        Maloney (h) to Villa

                                                                                                                                                        Coutinho (h) to QPR

                                                                                                                                                        Walcott @ Newcastle

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                                                                                                                                                        Tevez (h) to Norwich

                                                                                                                                                        Lukaku (h) to United

                                                                                                                                                        RVP @ WBA

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                                                                                                                                                        a) Play a 3-5-2, bench Lukaku and do RVP > Sturridge (FT)

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                                                                                                                                                        b) Play a 3-4-3, bench Lampard and do RVP + Lukaku > Sturridge + Agbonlahor/Carroll (-4)

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