May
13

This Much We Know – Gameweek 37

Filed under: Scout Notes - Posted by: Mark

With the majority of Fantasy managers licking weekend wounds, we spend Monday lunchtime looking forward to renewing an old debate, speculate on the future of Everton’s Belgians, prepare for further Michu punishment and look to the Mr Motivators ahead of Sunday’s climax…

The Sturridge vs Suarez debate will rage harder than ever…
Snuggled in the low-to-mid price bracket and with Luis Suarez banned, Daniel Sturridge always looked a tasty Fantasy proposition. Five goals in three games since the FA slapped the Uruguayan with a 10-match suspension have proven Sturridge is more than capable of leading the Liverpool attack and with Suarez sitting out the season openers next term, he will surely tempt heavy investment from the get go. Sturridge’s price point is set to be of huge interest and will undoubtedly be a deciding factor in our decision between the Liverpool pairing.

It’s ironic to think that, just a few months ago, when Suarez was firing and Sturridge was marooned on the bench and troubled with a thigh injury, there was little or no debate on the weapon of choice in Brendan Rodgers’ attack. Now the landscape has shifted dramatically: if Sturridge comes in under Suarez in price, which is a reasonable assumption, then the debate will rage once again. While the Uruguayan is undoubtedly a special talent, blighted by moments of madness, it should be noted that Sturridge has come close to outperforming him based on the statistics. Our members can have fun with the comparison tool but, having tinkered briefly, it’s notable that Sturridge has scored a league goal in Liverpool colours every 104 minutes compared to Suarez’s 134 – his shooting accuracy and conversion of shots is also stronger. Some considerable food for thought ahead of what will undoubtedly be one of the major discussion points of next season once Suarez is free of his suspension shackles.

Moyes leaves behind a gem in Mirallas…
The tearful departure of David Moyes from Goodison followed on from another efficient and slick display from his team, as they came through an emotionally charged afternoon to see their manager off in some style. Kevin Mirallas took centre stage, dazzling the Hammers back four with quick feet and movement and capping his performance with a brace to take him to six goals for the season. There is surely far more to come from the Belgian. This is a player who, during his time in Greece, notched 34 goals in 52 appearances for Olympiacos. While he’s shown flashes of this potential, a role primarily on the flank for the Toffees has perhaps tempered his ability to show his goal power. There’s every chance that this could change under a new manager: with Nikica Jelavic stuttering and Victor Anichebe more brute force that fox in the box, there’s every chance that we’ll see Mirallas become a more central figure at Goodison, in more ways than one. With a price tag of just 6.5 in the Fantasy Premier League this term, we can assume that he’ll either sit still or enjoy a modest rise and yet, if he becomes integral to the new manager’s plans, he could prove a wily Fantasy acquisition. We will be watching the pre-season with interest.

Fellaini may stay but he could still be lost to us…
As one Belgian hints at prospering next term, another has his future as a Fantasy asset in the balance. Marouane Fellaini has been superb for long spells this season but, in the past two months, his output has been hindered by a constant change in position from a defensive midfield berth to the support striker role that has proved so profitable. Moyes shifted Fellaini back to cope with the menace of Andy Carroll on Sunday and, more significantly, the player himself has recently spoken out about his best position, revealing that he sees his future back in the engine room.

“Sometimes I look at myself and ask, ‘What is my best position?’ I think it’s a defensive midfielder, that’s the best one. The manager might like it sometimes when I play up front because I can cause trouble for the defenders, but for me my best position defensive midfield – stopping the opposition and then looking to impose myself on a game. When I play up front, it’s hard. It’s not my position and I find it difficult. I’ve played in a few positions. Sometimes I’ve played well there. I understand why the manager might put me up there.”

Whilst Fellaini has stated that he’s happy to remain at Everton, despite the desire to play Champions League football, there will be mounting speculation on his future over the summer. A move to United would seem unlikely, however and, if he remains at Goodison, there will be likely be pre-season Fantasy interest given his returns this term. However, with a price hike likely and Fellaini’s recent quotes, there is surely every chance that the new manager will seek to appease the Belgian by handing him assurance of his favoured role, building the new Everton around the platform that his imposing presence would bring in midfield, whilst looking for new options further forward – again, with Mirallas perhaps a major factor.

Michu may yet sting us again…
As our earlier Scout Notes highlighted, Michael Laudrup has made a late sprint for “Villain” status after offering an early prognosis on Michu that, ultimately, proved off-beam. After inevitable huge sales throughout the week, the player added the sting in the tail by claiming a well-taken 18th goal of the season in the defeat at Old Trafford. It really could get worse. Swansea face up to Fulham on Sunday – a side who have now lost their last five league matches, conceding 12 goals in the process. With the Swans looking to overcome their own slump and sign off their season in style, the Cottagers look set to be in the firing line. Michu is the chief gunslinger and, having served us so magnificently over the campaign, has now suddenly revealed himself as an unlikely differential for those who were either forced to sit tight or mistrusted the Dane’s early injury verdict. We’ll prepare a sizeable pinch of salt to accompany Laudrup’s press conferences next term.

The Carrow Road clash highlighted the importance of motivation…
We’ve spent some weeks speculating on the impact of motivation on our close season profits and, on Sunday at Carrow Road, we saw stark evidence of how it can come into play. The Baggies turned up in East Anglia with nothing to play for, having overachieved under Steve Clarke – in many ways there were the perfect opposition for a Norwich side hungry for the victory that would cement their Premier League status. What followed was an exposure of an abject West Brom performance as Norwich, having struggled for firepower all season long, put four goals past their visitors. Clarke’s appraisal of his side was refreshing, leaving us in no doubt that his side are ready for the golf course…

“It’s been slowly fizzling out for us. If I’m being honest, we need the summer to come.”

These are not the kind of words we want to hear from Premier League managers as we look to our Fantasy squads to push to the very end. It underlines the fact that those with the motivation to score goals and earn points will surely be in line to offer the final day profits. While Sunday is a lottery and Robin Van Persie could explode against the sleepy Baggies, having witnessed United’s own slumbered state in recent matches, it may well be wiser to look to the relegation battle and the top four tussle for last ditch differentials. Norwich certainly provided a convincing case for such a strategy.

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  1. Isn't great to jumped up to rankings into TOP 50 and your Captain yet to play?

    Happines...

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Good stuff, dropped a few places, could change though, if Zabs and Tevez grace the turf, and Walcott(c) has a good day.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        zaba won't be gracing the turf, that's for sure

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Congratulations on winning the UAE title. We need a roll call of country winners on the last podcast :)

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. couldn't agree more :lol:

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. It will be even better if he equals his GW20 return...

      You remember that one, don't you? ;)

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Zep

        That moment was an Epic one, unforgettable.

        One more coming..

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Best night of my season by far...

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. +14

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        that was legendary! let's hope for identical returns in the return fixture this weekend

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. After my Lampard glory on Saturday I have had to review your position as my GW38 adviser. You have since be placed in a (c) consultancy role. Thank you.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Mate your trade was still good, lamps smashed it, honestly i did not expect that, wish you kept Hazard too tough

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. I know mate both would have been perfect.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. Bale (c)

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    5. I'm in the to 10K, woohoo!

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Up to 447 in the world. Top of all my cash mini leagues too. Can't complain with how this season has gone in Barclays...... Telegraph is another story however!

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  2. He was almost right about Rio
    http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2013/02/06/scout-report-philippe-coutinho/comment-page-1/#comment-5130343

    Jones is a maybe then, with Smalling and Young on crutches he's the only one who can add to the 20 now.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  3. A) DDG to Reina and bench Fellaini
    or
    B) Fellaini to Michu and bench Maloney?

    Ta :)

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      depends if wigan win or lose.

      likely the first option though

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Last home game, he will still be up for it even if they are down..

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          if you think so then I'd definitely go A

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. I would go with A out of those two

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. a keeper change this late in the game, I'm not inspired, I vote B

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. If DDG is rested I have no keeper

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. he'll be rested

          will get reina for him too

          just waiting tomorrow games incase of an injury etc

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
        2. understood, I just like the idea of the extra striker vs a leaky Ful over the low odds of clean sheets

          what is Liv D playing for in GW 38?

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Thanks for input :)

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  4. @Count of Monte Hristo:

    There are some cracking German films out there and The Downfall and The Lives of Others are two of the best.

    For a more light-hearted take on life in the GDR (former East Germany), I'd recommend Goodbye Lenin.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. +1 for lives of others

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. The Lives of Others is one of the best foreign movies ever!!!

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Such a satisfying ending. Great film.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Nein. Das ist für mich :-)

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. I've seen 2 of the three,but not The Lives of Others.. what's it about/like?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. East German Intelligence monitoring people who may be in any way rebellious or who don't follow the party line.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. and it's brilliant.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Thanks mate. Good reviews.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    5. Foreign film about Germans?

      Come and See...

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. I was recommended that and told not to read a word about it before watching. That film really freaked me out and a must-see for any Germans IMO

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. Another great looking film. Cheers.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    6. There's always Das Boot if that wasn't the first mentioned.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    7. I recommend M as well, great 1930s serial killer film with Peter Lorre. Isn't run Lola run German as well. That's incredible.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Just remembered Aguirre wrath of god. superb werner herzog film from the 70s . klaus kinski at his best http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aguirre,_the_Wrath_of_God

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Herzog is a great film maker.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. Yeah, Run Lola run is good!

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  5. Anyone here who watches MLS know of any decent OOP prospects?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      lamar neagle if he's classified as a mid. with martins back he might not be nailed on up front anymore but he's definitely a great option if EJ or martins are injured or off on international duty

      Le Toux is oop as well I believe

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Magee has played up front and is on a dgw, if Keane is still out, then he's worth it this week IMO.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Thanks, I wasn't sure if it was Magee or Donovon up front as well. Magee of McInerney for captain for me

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. Yeah McInerney is a decent C shout, though I may give the armband to Landon myself this week.

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
            1. Good shout. I would do it if I could afford Landon. I could do Zusi to Landon now for a hit to save myself the GW15 and 16 scheduling nightmare but I probably wont

              • 1 year, 3 months ago
              1. not a bad plan actually. i think he'll hit his stride on the double and I feel he has the highest ceiling of those involved.

                • 1 year, 3 months ago
              2. wow, just saw that desert of a fixture list, at least we get 3 FTs each of those weeks

                • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. Neagle is cheap but it looks like he's playing the minutes that Zakuani has been injured for. However, he scored 2 last game it looks like with EJ playing 90 and Martins subbed on. I have an injury in midfield so could be worth a look at a cheap price.

        Le Toux concerns over PT

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          neagle is in good form so could make a case for himself to play up front but EJ and Martins are first choice up front when fit I reckon. neagle is definitely our next choice striker if we need a sub or one of the two is injured/suspended/not available. and neagle can also play in mf which means he has a higher chance of gametime. however we have a few options in midfield that could compete with him for game time.

          if he's cheap he could be a good punt at least. and if he keeps playing this way he could cement a starti

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. tw
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member

            ng spot

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
            1. Cheers. When you have 2 FT a week why not make a punt on someone who is cheap and playing OOP?

              • 1 year, 3 months ago
              1. tw
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member

                don't hold me accountable if it turns to shiite though ;)

                but yeah i reckon it's a decent enough punt. and I dunno about pricing but maybe you could even make him your 5th mid. only problem is that we have 2 tough fixtures coming up if I remember correctly

                • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. the money is in Defenders and Mids

      top scorer at each position:

      GK: 65
      D: 93
      Mid: 81
      Stk: 55

      Nagbe, a mid of Portland plays up front

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. I realized this quickly after starting with expensive Wondo and Keane this year :O

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. same, just realized it a week or two ago and saw the huge DGW on the horizon and started to switch my funds back

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. Servando Carrasco is a mid playing in the hole the last few for Seattle, he's on my radar at 5.4

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  6. tw
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    got fed up of studying rotation (physics) so i've come on here to study rafatation ;)

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. ccc

      rafatation maybe be a more difficult subject to comprehend than physics.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        :D

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. What level?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        it's like first level calculus based physics

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. Rafatation is overrated. Physics isn't. Get back to those books.

      Oh wait, you already got into college. Screw physics. Back to the study of Demba Ba's gametime.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        :lol:

        it's just if I do well enough on this AP exam then I get a physics credit in college

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. At least physics is based on logic.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        :lol:

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. Rafatation is based on FACTS though ;)

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    5. Get your study done lad its pouson but got an exam over me this morning feels good.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  7. Looking ahead to next season - any must haves? For me:
    RVP
    Bale
    Baines (only if he stays at Everton)
    DDG
    Spurs new striker (should be a good price)
    Couthino (depending on price)
    Sturridge (depending on price)

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      honestly it's hard to say because it really depends on pricing and new signings.

      and it depends on whether bale stays or not

      also I saw reports that spurs are looking to bring in 2 strikers.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Chelsea mid.

      end of.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. Benteke if Villa still around. Some Cardiff players look tasty and will be budget price.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Higuain (if he joins Arsenal) and Benteke are at the top of my list.

      Plus Bale and Sturridge of course. Suarez from GW7 onwards.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    5. ccc

      :lol: let's create a new template

      Bale - Mata - Walcott - Coutinho - Michu
      RVP - Sturridge

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  8. Prob jumping the gun but when does FPL start next season??

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. 6:34pm. 18th July 2013.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  9. Is Zabaleta out of next GW for certain?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      this gw he's out for sure. back for next gw if mancini wants to play him

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. why is he out? does his red card carry over to PL?

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
          • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Yes domestic cup and league games share the pool of yellow/red suspensions.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Yeah I read that earlier... can't wait for it...

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. They were stretching some of the storylines a bit thin, so sticking to the main arc might be a good thing :)

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  10. with terry injured .. ivanovic will start next week..?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. absolutely.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  11. Thoughts on Nolan for GW38?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. on pens

      10+ points

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Carroll on pens if I'm not mistaken..

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. I don't think I've ever seen him take a pen. I just can't imagine him to be any good at it.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. Took a pen this season against Spurs.

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
            1. Aye I remember the site going crazy. I didn't get to see it though.

              Any good? Yeah obviously he scored so it was good enough, but you know what I mean. :D

              • 1 year, 3 months ago
              1. What do you think of him as a 1 week punt??

                • 1 year, 3 months ago
                1. I like it Acqua. He could demolish Reading.

                  • 1 year, 3 months ago
          2. Took the last one with Noble out..

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
  12. La Roja, you live in the UAE too?

    Nice man. Where abouts?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Stalker 8O

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. :lol:

      I live in Greens pal, urself?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. Lol, no stalking. Just noticed the post at the top of the page.

      In Abu Dhabi. Though I do come to Dubai once a month

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. I am in AD once a week mate, drop me an email, serkankaygun@gmail.com

        Safe pal

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Thanks any change of the putting this season badge!

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. This one looks better...

        Enjoy...

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
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    2. zep can you do mine? :)

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
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    3. Nice Zep. Where do you get your stock images from?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Google image searches... always Google...

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Fair enough, just wondered if you had a good source. The good ones are often watermarked!

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
        2. flag art is cool!

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
  13. No Hax up in this bish?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Sup?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. No one is doing the spreadsheet as I am only 14

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. errr 14 is quite old

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
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        2. It's your competition, right....You should learn Google Spreadsheet. Look at the basic tutorials, if any. Plus .you have 3 months in the summer to organize this?

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
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        3. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          I knew how to use excel when I was like 12. it's not that hard to figure out

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. I know how to use it but just can't do it, btw it's a document

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
        4. Didn't realise you were that old.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
            • 1 year, 3 months ago
        5. That kind of attitude won't get you anywhere!

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
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    2. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      why poor you?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  14. The Arsenal game cannot come quick enough. I'm a villa fan with Walcott captain.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  15. my team
    jaaskelainen (robles)
    ivanovic zabeleta evans dawson jagielka
    mata bale coutinho (henderson, mcCarthy)
    persie sturridge (pogrebnyak)

    gone for 5 def this week .. 2 didn't even play .. flop
    thinking of these transfers
    evans and ivanovic for johnson and harte
    mata and henderson for michu and maybe lampard

    any suggestions..?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. I would not do those defence transfers.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. i dont know if evans or play or not nxt week .. and liverpool vs qpr
        johnson can give clean sheet

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. yes, but you still have Ivanovic, Zab and Dawson.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. ivanovic gave just 1 point this week... but with terry injured i guess he will start nxt week
            but everton is a tough fixture
            on otherhand johnson have more chance to give clean sheet

            i will hv to take three hits to do these transfers... so not really sure i will do it or not

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
  16. I watched The Call yesterday in cinema..

    Phew! Fantastic movie, defo recommend

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Doesn't ring a bell. What's it about?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. this and that

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. was planning on getting that for a hit... or should I just get this for free?

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
  17. worth swappin bego for a better keeper for a hit?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Since when was it every worth a hit for a keeper?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. worth it in dgws, like hart recently.... but yeh i knew i was clutching

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. DGWs are an exception to the rule.

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. De Gea to Hart last GW ;)

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Are you serious? NO.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. God no, I'm annoyed I may have to swap a keeper who may not play, for free

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. I'd expect DDG to play, but if you've got no other moves you want to make, maybe better to be safe than sorry.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. I really want to do Fellaini to Michu.... :neutral:

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. Do that, then! Do you really want your last transfer of the season to be for a keeper?!

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. no way

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    5. No.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    6. a unanimous slap, cheers all

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. This should be a new real feature in HC.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  18. Thanks for the Grav Zep :D

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Nice

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. ZEP WE LOVE YOU!

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. They aren't backing my project

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. No worries young lad...

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  19. Evening. How's everyone doing? :)

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Great, getting into the "it doesn't matter so much anymore" mood. Feels relaxing.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. annoyed theres no match tonight, but ok

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Wednesday, but. :)

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. 32-two to play. Walcott(c).

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Awesome, what happened to your rank?? You're in free fall!!

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. I know. RVP hattrick made me fall right on my face. :|

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. join the club, worst decision of this year.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
  20. So ... the garlics are roasting! :-)

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. What for dinner Doos?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Dinner at Doos'? I'm in.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
          • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. Chicken Breasts, stuffed with fresh sage and roasted garlic, wrapped in unsmoked streaky bacon. Served with rice and English Asparagus!

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Cool, sounds good, especially the asparagus!

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
      3. Doos is a very rude word in South Africa...

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  21. I have a slight problem.

    Front 8:

    Bale Walcott Lampard Fellaini Maloney
    RVP Tevez Lukaku

    If I do Lukaku + Fellaini > Sturridge + Coutinho/Nolan

    Who would you bench from that front 8?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. maloney easy.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. i will dare and say rvp... not sure who will play final match of the season

      otherwise maloney

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      maloney. or dare I say tevez? :shock:

      city only scoring 1 goal in their last 3 matches is concerning

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. maloney or tevez

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Have you considered selling Tevez instead of Lukaku or do you think he will play?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Yes I've thought about going 352 and getting Sturridge and Michu for Tevez and Fellaini..

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. was thinking about doing the same, but Tevez home fixture is holding me back!

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
    5. I'm not sure, Lukaku maybe.

      If you did the transfer, I would probably bench Tevez.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. ^^ what u think about those

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  22. hello gents

    any news/ sources to possible man city team to face reading?

    are many changes expected or full squad to redeem themselves?

    thanks

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Mancini in goal complete with scarf?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  23. United Parade on BBC News. Quite possibly the worst bit of TV ever

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. I don't see the point of open top bus parades. I can't think of anything more boring.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago

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  • Terry
  • Clyne
  • Hazard
  • Eriksen
  • Sigurdsson
  • Tadic
  • Bony
  • Rooney
  • Diego Costa
  • Chester
  • Ince
  • Adebayor

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 25 Aug, 2014 8:51am
Player Club Factors
No Change Krul NEW B, Vs, £
Up Forster SOT B, Vs
Up Courtois CHE B
Up Mannone SUN C, Vs, £
Down Speroni CPL C
Up Fabianski SWA B, Vs
Down De Gea MUN C, Vs
Up Mignolet LIV C, Vs
Down McGregor HUL B
Down Begovic STO C

Defenders

Last updated: 27 Aug, 2014 9:40pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE A
Up Clyne SOT B, Vs, £
Up Dummett NEW B, Vs, Rest, £
Up Van Aanholt SUN C, Vs, £
Up Taylor SWA B, Vs, £
Down Ward CPL C
Up Lovren LIV B, Vs
No Change Shawcross STO B, Vs
Down Jones MUN C, Vs
Down Caulker QPR C
Down Hutton AVL B, VsX
Up Vertonghen TOT B, VsX
Up Trippier BRN C, Vs, £

Midfielders

Last updated: 27 Aug, 2014 8:53pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Ramsey ARS A
No Change Fábregas CHE A
Up Sigurdsson SWA A, Vs
No Change Sterling LIV A, Vs
No Change Hazard CHE B
No Change Mata MUN B, Vs
Up Tadic SOT C, Vs
Down Eriksen TOT C
Up Larsson SUN B, Vs, £
Up Chadli TOT B, Rest, £
Up Cabella NEW B, Vs
Up Arnautovic STO C
Down Sánchez ARS C
No Change Ince HUL C, Vs, OoP
Up Ward-Prowse SOT B, Vs, £
Up Silva MCI B, VsX

Forwards

Last updated: 28 Aug, 2014 9:10am
Player Club Factors
No Change Rooney MUN B, Vs
Up Sturridge LIV B, Vs
Up Jovetic MCI B
Up Aguero MCI B, Rest, Inj
Down Diego Costa CHE A, Inj
Up Adebayor TOT B
Down Bony SWA C, Vs
Up Naismith EVE A, VsX, £
Up Fletcher SUN C, Vs, £
No Change Pellè SOT C, Vs
No Change Remy QPR C
Down Lukaku EVE C, VsX, Inj

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

“Petr is an amazing goalkeeper, but the difference between them is ten years and we think we have to make a decision about the future of the club and to give the goal to Courtois”

Jose Mourinho Chelsea Manager