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The Community Round Up

The community have been on the defensive this week as Fantasy managers look to freshen up their rearguard troops. Differentials, Everton’s kind run and the exact cost of a hit have also been among other key discussions taking place. We take a further look at what’s been buzzing, whilst catching up with the latest in our community leagues, congratulating some early season champions in the process.

The Hottest Topics

The resurgence of clean sheets for cheap defenders has produced a glut of defence minded research over the week as community members ponder the merits of diverting cash out of defence and bailing out on teams with a porous backline. In Tinkerman’s discussion on cheapening defences Festive Demel was full of beans for his cheap as chips defensive setup that includes Crystal Palace’s Julián Speroni and Danny Gabbidon, as well as Cardiff’s Ben Turner and David Marshall.

Keith meanwhile knows exactly what he wants for Christmas in defence; a collection of clean sheets from Everton. He has been looking at the virtues of two of their key players Phil Jagielka and Sylvan Distin and how they fare under the Bonus Points System in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game.

Everton’s kind run has also turned Evs’s head. He asks not whether we should be investing in their ranks, but how many of their players we should be getting. Seamus Coleman, Romelu Lukaku have been mainstays of Optimus’s team but he also pledged to invest in goalkeeper Tim Howard going into Gameweek 16.

Among our most popular posts was 7ShadesOfSmoke’s look at picking the right differentials. With Sergio Aguero, Luis Suarez and now at least one Everton defender in most squads, the search for an effective differential has never been more pertinent. He recommends midfielders with a proven track record who are coming back from injury – pre-empting the returns we’ve seen from Theo Walcott and David Silva this weekend.

Just how much is an Fantasy Premier League (FPL) hit worth? Monkey Hanger has been rifling through the figures and thinks he’s worked it out. His analysis shows that for those with a FPL rank of around 550,00 a hit will cost 20,000 places and those with a rank of around 1,000 are set to struggle to stay in the top 2,000. His research does come with a huge caveat though; if the hit pays off the rise up the rankings can be nothing short of spectacular.

The Community Leagues

A few of our community competitions have reached a nailbiting conclusion over the last couple of weeks. Co-league host Thomass67 has emerged victorious to win Thomass and Peppie&Felix’s Friends Life T20 H2H competition.

The Solomon Islands have scooped the coveted FFS Beach Soccer World Cup prize after defeating Brazil in the grand finale during Gameweek 15. The organisers tell us that ironically it was the Solomon Islands management’s faith in the Brazil and Spurs midfielder Paulinho that won them the competition.

In Fifa Las Vegas’s Championship style league Somebody’s Gonna Get Lit Up emerged as the overall winner.

Well done to all this season’s champions to this point.

Those who registered an overall rank below 2,000,000 over the first five Gameweeks have found some comfort in Heels Over Heads’s “Worst To First – 2 Million+ Club”. Bales of Fury now sits in 90,918th and takes first place in the tournament, as well as the accolade as the first league member to enter the top 100,000.

Meanwhile in Torres Magic’s Last Man Standing competition Whoisme topped the league with a score of 85 at the end of Gameweek 15 and another 42 were axed, leaving 446 survivors. Details of his leagues can be found here.

The leaders of In Tommy We Trust‘s All Things leagues are Evs, Bootsy, Athletico Timbo, Crouch Potato, Chazza and Koneheads.

 

The FFS Paddy Power Cup was back in action for Gameweek 16 – we hope to have the results and draw with you for Tuesday this week.

Jonty Community manager, Scoutcaster and writer. Tweets stats and stuff via @FFScout_Jonty” Follow him on Twitter

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  1. Bridge
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Will Aguero drop tonight? Not sure how the yellow flag affects price change...

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    1. Declan
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Looks very likely

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    2. copps
      3 years, 10 months ago

      yes he will drop.

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    3. Bridge
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Ok thanks. Not sure whether to ship for Negredo or wait...

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    4. jmcclory123
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Damn knee jerkers! He might only be out for 1 game! why risk the 0.5m

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      1. Bridge
        3 years, 10 months ago

        1) Didn't look like the kind of injury that would last only a week
        2) Whilst he is an exceptional player, he is injury prone, and it's not unlikely he may suffer further niggles anyway
        3) TV is 109.8 so not the end of the world
        4) Even if I was to get Aguero back in 2 weeks, for example, I think Negredo & Walcott will score more points in two weeks than Sessegnon & Barkley

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    5. RamaJama
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      3 years, 10 months ago

      Only on 81%, so don't think so.

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      1. Obi Wan Elokobi
        3 years, 10 months ago

        He was on +68% yesterday he'll definitely drop tonight

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      2. Bridge
        3 years, 10 months ago

        Guess it depends on the proportion of transfers that happen after 9pm...does Totalfpl update hourly do you know? thanks

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  2. ACCOUNTING ON CHRIS
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Won another £5 free bet thanks to TFPL 'Outrank Frank'

    Franks terrible haha.

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  3. sean4
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Told you guys about Welbeck

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    1. The Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 10 months ago

      and Paulinho.

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    2. JT's Dog
      3 years, 10 months ago

      When was that? After paulinho (c) post

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      1. sean4
        3 years, 10 months ago

        Paulinho failed. So did fletcher. I got 6/8 picks right, not bad.

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        1. JT's Dog
          3 years, 10 months ago

          How did those work out for you, my guess 57

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          1. The Shadow
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            3 years, 10 months ago

            Unless he grows a pair and links his team, we'll never know,

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            1. JT's Dog
              3 years, 10 months ago

              Claimed he was on 44 before today

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    3. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      3 years, 10 months ago

      you did, so congrats for playin him

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      1. sean4
        3 years, 10 months ago

        Thank you.

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    4. Breadbin
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Told you about Suarez.

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      1. sean4
        3 years, 10 months ago

        I'll be laughing when he leaves in January. OK its gonna suck not having him against Cardiff next week but then city and chelsea away then he elaves so why would I bring him in now?

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    5. copps
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Yeah he totally showed Suarez how its done 😉

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  4. JT's Dog
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Has anyone been talking about Raheem time again? Looking back in the team on regular basis at 4.9
    Might cash in 3 point max barkley

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    1. Venom Snake
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Been thinking about it. But I might do it for ravmo as West ham don't look like scoring

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    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      3 years, 10 months ago

      yep i think it looks solid until WC

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    3. Alberto Tomba
      3 years, 10 months ago

      I'm sure there'll be lots of chat, he's viable but not consistent enough to rival the likes of hazard rambo etc. A benching dilemna in the making perhaps against mci and che.

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      1. JT's Dog
        3 years, 10 months ago

        Wouldn't be instead of hazard, was thinking after those games, maybe in WC

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      2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        3 years, 10 months ago

        at 4.9 i wouldnt expect him to be lol, but as a cheapie 5th or rotating pair, he looks like good value for a wee while

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      3. Hyperion
        3 years, 10 months ago

        At 4.9 he doesn't need to be a rival to Hazard and Ramsey.

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        1. Alberto Tomba
          3 years, 10 months ago

          Im not sure everyone will see it that way. If you're getting him in for the bench you don't want to be sacrificing a transfer or -4 for no reason. I imagine most on here have the aguero situation to deal with first.

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    1. Mílanista
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      3 years, 10 months ago

      Found it in about 1 second.

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      1. Woy of the Wovers
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        3 years, 10 months ago

        Took me around 2. Does this affect GW ranking?

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    2. Drizz
      3 years, 10 months ago

      found it

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    3. Trøgg ⭐️
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      3 years, 10 months ago

      Is it the one at the top?

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    4. Malcolm Tucker for Bolivia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Easy peasy 🙂

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    5. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 10 months ago

      10 seconds 😎

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    6. r0nh
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Liars!!!

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      1. Giggs Boson
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        3 years, 10 months ago

        2/3rds of the way down in the centre 😉

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        1. r0nh
          3 years, 10 months ago

          Yeah, but that took you 4.76 minutes!

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    7. The Shadow
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      3 years, 10 months ago

      What's the point? It's not even hidden.

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  5. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Pants likely to be dropped now?

    And how many points do we think Wally will get against Chelsea?

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    1. JT's Dog
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Just cause you beat me in H2H doesn't mean you can steal my jokes 🙂

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      1. Giggs Boson
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        3 years, 10 months ago

        What joke? 🙂

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        1. JT's Dog
          3 years, 10 months ago

          Wally against Chelsea one, calling giroud a Wally 😉

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          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 years, 10 months ago

            🙂

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    2. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Ha!

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  6. cruzex
    3 years, 10 months ago

    AGUERO -78% WOW!!! 🙁

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    1. Declan
      3 years, 10 months ago

      -82.8 😉

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      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        3 years, 10 months ago

        ooof gonna be close tonight

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  7. The Axolotl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 10 months ago

    does fletcher look a viable option in the utd midfield? not a utd fan but made up for the guy coming back after what he's been through.

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  8. Maxi_Mawoofingtons
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Here is my strategy with Augero.

    We all dont know how long he will be out for... so risk him one week on the bench. If the news tells us he will be out for longer, we now have 2 free transfers for the week.

    With a 12 million price tag, you can get in two good replacements anywhere on your team.

    What makes this strategy even better is you will enter gameweek 18 with 2 FT when the cup starts

    Let's not knee jerk dudes and dudettes

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    1. Maxi_Mawoofingtons
      3 years, 10 months ago

      2 free transfers for the following week*

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    2. Drizz
      3 years, 10 months ago

      we all wont have 2fts

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      1. Maxi_Mawoofingtons
        3 years, 10 months ago

        if you dont transfer this week. You will have 2 for gameweek 18 - the fantasy cup starts then

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    3. Crouch Potato!
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Not sure I agree, with that dosh rather attempt to upgrade in areas,wc just around the corner.

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      1. Maxi_Mawoofingtons
        3 years, 10 months ago

        If augero plays next week. You still have the 2 fts - I guess the fantasy cup is a lottery anyway, lots of good teams knocked out by Ghost teams

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        1. Crouch Potato!
          3 years, 10 months ago

          Should have news on that before he drops hopefully. I have a very strong hunch he won't be in the squad next week.

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          1. Maxi_Mawoofingtons
            3 years, 10 months ago

            yeah :/

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    4. Alberto Tomba
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Som eof us already have 2ft

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      1. Maxi_Mawoofingtons
        3 years, 10 months ago

        haha good job, I find it difficult not to use it every week

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        1. Alberto Tomba
          3 years, 10 months ago

          I usually know what you mean :). 1 ft is a guidline

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  9. Breadbin
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Sean4 is in the house! I love him.

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    1. The Axolotl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 10 months ago

      kindred spirit eh? 😉

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    2. sean4
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Like how everyone is bringing up Paulinho and Fletcher but ignoring all my other picks. (Everyone else scored)

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      1. Breadbin
        3 years, 10 months ago

        CAPTAIN Paulinho, no less. Well, -2 less.

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        1. sean4
          3 years, 10 months ago

          I also recommended captain Welbeck, Walcott and Torres.

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        2. Carrick Doesn't Deserv…
          3 years, 10 months ago

          nice

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        3. sean4
          3 years, 10 months ago

          Paulinho was unlucky Spurs had such a poor performance. No one could predict spurs would be so awful.

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          1. Crouch Potato!
            3 years, 10 months ago

            I think a lot of Spurs fans weren't too shocked.

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            1. sean4
              3 years, 10 months ago

              Liverpool really aren't even that good. Swansea will finish abover Spurs genuinly have a better team.

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      2. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 10 months ago

        What are your predictions for next week?

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        1. sean4
          3 years, 10 months ago

          Suarez hatrick.

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        2. sean4
          3 years, 10 months ago

          Also Fulham to Beat City 2-1 with bERBATOV GETTING AT LEAST 1

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      3. Carrick Doesn't Deserv…
        3 years, 10 months ago

        well played

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  10. Alberto Tomba
    3 years, 10 months ago

    2FT.

    If I go Aguero -> Lukaku

    Who should I upgrade to Silva out of:

    1) Redmond
    2) Januzaj
    3) Morrison

    Cheers

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    1. Mílanista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Januzaj, he's the most rotation prone and you don't want that at this time of year. Having said that you might want to try and find out when Pilkington is due back from injury as that will affect Redmond's minutes significantly.

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      1. Alberto Tomba
        3 years, 10 months ago

        Cheers Milanista, good idea

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  11. aehii
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Bummer i can't afford sterling right now.

    It's not a good idea but I'm thinking of 3-5-2, and ditching aguero for a benched forward and having a midfield of

    Ozil-Walcott-Coutinho-Sterling-Ramsey

    i can have any midfielder though, and i pick Sterling. I have no city coverage and no chelsea coverage and i pick sterling. I thought he was brilliant today and gave liverpool what walcott gives arsenal, he was running past the fullback like he wasn't there. And he can get in one on one positions to score.

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  12. Lord Flashheart (sportsguy)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Aorry doos, just realized you have no Suarez due to principals. I don't agree but I respect that.

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    1. Lord Flashheart (sportsguy)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Aorry=sorry

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    2. Drizz
      3 years, 10 months ago

      what principles?

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    3. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Cheers, mate! No worries. 🙂

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      1. Lord Flashheart (sportsguy)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 10 months ago

        Shame - you has an amazing day yesterday - if Suarez settles for a normal 5-6 points you are golden.

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    4. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Principle don't win you anything in FPL.

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  13. Misery likes Kompany
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Nasri still a decent pick?

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    1. Drizz
      3 years, 10 months ago

      silva imo

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  14. HVT
    3 years, 10 months ago

    I'm taking a - 8 please help :
    Gazza /Davis
    Mert / Coleman / Jevan / burner /Chester
    Rambo /Ozil /Hazza / Brady / Joniesta
    Aguero / Suarez / Lucky
    1.3 itb / 1 ft

    A- Aguero /Brady / Joniesta > Negredo /silva / Johnson(av dead)
    B - Aguero / Brady / Jevsn > Negredo / Silvs / Ward
    C - Aguero / Brady / Mert > Negredo / Silva / ward

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    1. Drizz
      3 years, 10 months ago

      c

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    2. cruzex
      3 years, 10 months ago

      KEEP AGUERO

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  15. Leaf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Just checking my team value and noticed Suarez was 10.9 when I got him

    Seems unbelievable now that he was that cheap

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    1. Drizz
      3 years, 10 months ago

      same ere

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  16. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Hmmm ...

    We are not going to be allowed the time.

    Decisions, decisions ...

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    1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Ooo - I have 0.1 in hand on both sales!!! Happy days!!! 😀

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    2. Mílanista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Berbatov love is in the air.

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    3. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      3 years, 10 months ago

      im just lettin him drop doos, im not makin another early decision

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      1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 10 months ago

        I can afford - see above!

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    4. Lord Flashheart (sportsguy)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Hooper if you want to go wild.

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      1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 10 months ago

        Not today, thank you! 🙂

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  17. Obi Wan Elokobi
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Need a defender 4.8 or cheaper shall I just get Flanagan as I will only be playing this week anyway

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    1. Maxi_Mawoofingtons
      3 years, 10 months ago

      yeah him or luke shaw - not sure how much he is atm

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  18. kanubelieveit
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Might as well be a good time to thank all on here who've helped me out and given me advice over the past few months. Took me from pos 2,406,607 (a mouthful, yes) to 754,000. Not what you're used to seeing here but brilliant nonetheless considering I joined a week late (long story)

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    1. Alberto Tomba
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Great effort. Keep it up 🙂

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  19. Koflok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Ok so what's the general view here?

    Team is

    Howard
    Walker Coleman Ivanovic Fonte Gabbidon
    Hazard Ramsey Ravel Redmond Jedinak
    Aguero Lukaku Suarez

    Do Aguero Jedinak this week to

    a) Negredo Walcott (will get Silva* for Redmond GW 19 vs CRY)
    b) Rooney Silva (will get Walcott* Ward for Redmond Walker GW 20 vs CAR)

    *I can get Silva / Walcott a week earlier but it will be for a hit.

    Appreciate the help. Cheers

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  20. Strificus
    3 years, 10 months ago

    A) Negredo, Walcott
    B) Negredo, Silva
    C) Chamakh, Silva, Walcott [-4]
    D) Negredo, Fernandinho
    E) Negredo, Nasri
    F) Gouffran, Fenandinho, Walcott/Silva [-4]

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    1. Maxi_Mawoofingtons
      3 years, 10 months ago

      a

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  21. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Who scores more next GW:

    A. Pantilimon[ful] OR DDG[WHM] -4pts

    B. Chester[wba] OR Evra[WHM] -4pts

    C. Michu[EVE] OR Walcott[CHE] -4pts

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    1. Woy of the Wovers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 10 months ago

      A,b and c

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      1. Woy of the Wovers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 10 months ago

        But none worth a hit

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  22. Maxi_Mawoofingtons
    3 years, 10 months ago

    hahah this Augero talk is crazy. For those of you keeping him, like me. It will be tempting to captain him with everyone shipping him out

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  23. Woy of the Wovers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 10 months ago

    Where did the Walcott bandwagon go?

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    1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 10 months ago

      It is Ya-yaing up and down, at the mo ...

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    2. Mílanista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 10 months ago

      Hasn't really got going. I hope his ownership stays nice and low.

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  24. Colonel Klink
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 10 months ago

    I hate the idea of giving in to the Yaya death star gravitational pull, but I really need to be doing better in this f'ing game.

    Have 10mill to spend on a mid. Have Ozil, Ramsey, Whitt, Barkley and shipping out Shelvey.

    Yaya, Silva or Walcott?

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  25. lugalooch
    3 years, 10 months ago

    New to fantasy trying to beat some friends
    my starting 11

    McGregor

    Mertersaker/Distin/Shaw/Coleman(Chester)

    Yaya/Silva/Ravel/Shelvey(mutch)

    Rooney/Suarez(Aguero- wanted to keep him till hes back to fitness)

    whay do you guys think, any suggestions on who to play next gameweek?

    thanks

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