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The ScoutCast – Episode 123 – Ghost

The title summons up imagery of Granville straddling me at the Potter’s wheel, lovingly helping to craft a clay creation as we unite to sculpt out a Van Persie bust – in true Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello” style.

That’s probably lost approximately half of our potential audience who are too young to recall the analogy. The other half are likely to be repelled by the image of Granville and I caught in a Swayze/Moore-like clinch.

If you’re part of the minority still sticking around, curious to hear how the above nonsense translates into a podcast, then listen up. You’ll catch the plenty of Wildcard ribbing, a tale of captain calamity exposed by this week’s community questions and the usual array of regulars.

Prepare to be haunted via this link or exorcise your right to stream via the handy player below.

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

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  1. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Adam le fondre to cardiff

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      3 years, 9 months ago

      2 hattricks in 3 isn't bad form - only stopped by the brilliance of Christophe Berra. 🙂

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    1. Xavi Iniesta
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Great signing if true. Scores goals anywhere

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    2. Malcolm Tucker for Bolivia
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      I heard we were after quaggalierre (or quagmire, or whatever his bloody name is)

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      1. Xavi Iniesta
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Overrated imho

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        1. Malcolm Tucker for Bolivia
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          3 years, 9 months ago

          Don't know anything about him. Happy with Kenwyne myself

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    3. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      3 years, 9 months ago

      burned by him.......dgw madness

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  2. SGTMacaroni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 9 months ago

    A) RVP and Bony

    B) Sturridge and Giroud/Benteke

    as replacements for Aguero and Lukaku

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    1. Robe Wan
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      A

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  3. Xavi Iniesta
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Ok question:

    Will Aguero drop/RVP rise tonight?

    Thanks

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    1. wedgec
      3 years, 9 months ago

      No

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  4. BoomBoomShacktheroom
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Dzeko surely a good option? I don't see him being rotated much, seems pelle trusts him and think he goes well with any of the other strikers. And with the fixtures coming up it has to be an option. Whatcha think? We missed his flurry of points?

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    1. Xavi Iniesta
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Dzeko could be the flava of February. Certainly looks like an attractive proposition.

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      1. GREENDREAMS11
        3 years, 9 months ago

        He was the Flava of January if you had him 😉

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        1. Xavi Iniesta
          3 years, 9 months ago

          Hehe you're right. Under the radar 😉

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    2. wedgec
      3 years, 9 months ago

      He was "1st choice" at the start of the season, and has performed most times he's played

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      1. GREENDREAMS11
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Gets a bad press on here a lot of the time but does what he is paid to do. Scores goals.

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      2. BoomBoomShacktheroom
        3 years, 9 months ago

        True that. I might seriously consider him depending on Agueros news.

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        1. GREENDREAMS11
          3 years, 9 months ago

          For 6.7 he's a steal, a bit of a rotation risk potentially but that's the only downside I can see. Take the points while the going is good and lose when his gametime looks dodgy.

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          1. BoomBoomShacktheroom
            3 years, 9 months ago

            That's fine but when he plays recently he usually gets something play him and have a good bit of cover and it should pay off maybe?

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            1. GREENDREAMS11
              3 years, 9 months ago

              Well it gives you a cheap way into City attack and frees up approx 3 million to strengthen elsewhere, Ie, instead of Negredo, Sturridge etc. Serving me quite well at the moment.

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  5. MJ6987 (Denver)
    3 years, 9 months ago

    How long has Aguero been ruled out for?

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    1. bitterandstout
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      unknown, very little in the media..

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      1. MJ6987 (Denver)
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Oh, right, just that everyone seems to be selling him, so I assume he was

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        1. Xavi Iniesta
          3 years, 9 months ago

          A lot of people's knees jerk. They can't help it.

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    2. copps
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Hopefully some decent info from pellegrini tomorrow.

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  6. Sporting ABG
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Rooney for me, Bob.

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    1. Xavi Iniesta
      3 years, 9 months ago

      *facepalm*

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  7. Sporting ABG
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Exorcise your right to stream.

    Pun-tastic.

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    1. Reedy
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Nice paranormal paronomasia.

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  8. Xavi Iniesta
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Am I crazy for considering Jelavic/Long to free up funds if Aguero is confirmed out? I could really juice up my midfield and defence then

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    1. Malcolm Tucker for Bolivia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Yes. Hull in freefall.
      Then again we're relying on Jones to come in firing..

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  9. Carrick Doesn't Deserv…
    3 years, 9 months ago

    where do you post questions for the scoutcast?

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    1. Malcolm Tucker for Bolivia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 9 months ago

      In the freeads of the Baltimore Gazette.
      Joe Carroll will pass them on

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    2. .Nick
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      It's always a hot topic each week, pal.

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      1. Carrick Doesn't Deserv…
        3 years, 9 months ago

        ok cheers

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  10. ACCOUNTING ON CHRIS
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Best 5.1m defender? Gonna sell Coleman...

    Liking West ham fixtures?

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    1. disable
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      yeah id go demel unless reid is due back then him

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    2. don parcheesi
      3 years, 9 months ago

      IF I do the same (on a WC, its still uncertain), it will be for a Southampton player. I guess Shaw

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  11. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    3 years, 9 months ago

    who is granny getting this week.........!!!! please get RVP 😉

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    1. Daniel - DEXIT
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Why?

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  12. Misunderstood Genius
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Is Benteke for Aguero madness?

    Either way, going to wait until the last minute to sell Kun.

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    1. Xavi Iniesta
      3 years, 9 months ago

      If Aguero is confirmed out of the Chavski game but 'not serious' by Pelle then it's going to be really hard for me to get rid of him. Please give us really good news or really bad news Manuel, don't do a Davy Moyes!

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    2. Taribo West on a free
      3 years, 9 months ago

      That's my move. Benteke's fixtures and form look good, until Aguero's back obvs

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  13. Somalion
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Anybody realised that based on minutes paired and excluding Jovetic, Negredo has been far and away City's worst striker in the league? About 370 minutes more than Dzeko and only 2 goals more than him. About 150 minutes less than Agüero and 6 goals fewer. Assist wise he's level with Dzeko and 5 behind Agüero.

    So:
    Agüero = 79.4 mins per goal, 132.33 mins per assist.
    Dzeko = 136 mins per goal, 238.25 mins per assist.
    Negredo = 146.67 mins per goal, 330 mins per assist.

    Negredo who? 😉

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    1. BoomBoomShacktheroom
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Dzeko needs to be considered now I think. Dependent on Aguero injury.

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      1. Somalion
        3 years, 9 months ago

        I just think he needs to be appreciated more!

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        1. BoomBoomShacktheroom
          3 years, 9 months ago

          Completely agree look at the conversation above ha

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          1. Somalion
            3 years, 9 months ago

            Ha didn't even realise there was a discussion going on above.

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            1. BoomBoomShacktheroom
              3 years, 9 months ago

              Good to see some stats behind it though

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    2. Daniel - DEXIT
      3 years, 9 months ago

      I say stay away or be ready for frustrations / rotation

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      1. Somalion
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Oh not buying, just general interest.

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    3. Scroobius Mac
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Statistically maybe. Dzeko is bloody awful and Negredo is fantastic if you actually them play.

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      1. Somalion
        3 years, 9 months ago

        I do, merely suggesting that Dzeko gets more shit than he deserves.

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        1. Scroobius Mac
          3 years, 9 months ago

          Doesn't get enough imo.

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          1. Somalion
            3 years, 9 months ago

            I think that's nonsense really, I've seen Negredo put in a good few shite performances too.

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      2. GREENDREAMS11
        3 years, 9 months ago

        As far as this game is concerned its about points scored, Dzeko outdoes Negredo for p.p.m and is 3 million cheaper. For the purposes of this Dzeko is much much better value.

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  14. TD Champ
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Baker nailed on now that he's back from injury? Good chester replacement?

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  15. There's Always One!
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Hi guys. Any news on aguero today?

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    1. TD Champ
      3 years, 9 months ago

      No, hopefully something tomorrow

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  16. The Albatross
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Can anyone tell me who will play instead of O'Brien for West Ham?

    thanks

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    1. goneill79
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Hoping its Rat as I brought him in this week but the fans forum seem to think McCartney will get the nod.

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    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Rat Attack, I'd say.

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  17. Daniel - DEXIT
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Just came back from working out. And what to see? Flavour of the week, SCOUTCAST. Get in !!!!

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    1. Xavi Iniesta
      3 years, 9 months ago

      You work out?

      Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

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      1. Daniel - DEXIT
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Yes I do. I am 1.88 cm tall, 90 Kg, great body, blue eyes and great record with ladies. Pure truth. ZIng 😛

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        1. Malcolm Tucker for Bolivia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 9 months ago

          You're KD Lang?

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          1. The Axolotl
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 years, 9 months ago

            🙂 beat me to it, kind of

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            1. Malcolm Tucker for Bolivia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 years, 9 months ago

              😉

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          2. Daniel - DEXIT
            3 years, 9 months ago

            Sorry I don't know who is KD Lang

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        2. Xavi Iniesta
          3 years, 9 months ago

          Let's be honest, you still live in your mum's basement.

          Come on man, you don't have to lie here.

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          1. Daniel - DEXIT
            3 years, 9 months ago

            Ok Xavi I see your frustration. I am very successful in life and you need to attack people in order to feel decent

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            1. Xavi Iniesta
              3 years, 9 months ago

              Lol. Yes, I am jealous of some no face no name guy on an Internet forum for bragging about 'working out'.

              Listen to yourself buddy, seriously.

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        3. The Axolotl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 9 months ago

          martina navratalova?

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          1. Daniel - DEXIT
            3 years, 9 months ago

            Not funny. Homofob comment too. I think it is against rules. I hope it will be deleted

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            1. The Axolotl
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 years, 9 months ago

              lol. should be a rule against solosexual comments like yours

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  18. Josse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Should I do..

    A:Aguero/Bony

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    1. Reedy
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Nope, wait for news on Aguero tomorrow.

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      1. Josse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Hmm...My options didnt make it! Got to try again...cheers!

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        1. Reedy
          3 years, 9 months ago

          I didn't even notice. No probs 🙂

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  19. Xavi Iniesta
    3 years, 9 months ago

    These are my potential moves if Aguero is out for more than 2 games:

    Aguero > RVP

    Navas > Mirallas

    May work against me for future plans though

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    1. Butters
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      Looks good short term at very least.

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  20. Misunderstood Genius
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Still no love for Benteke?

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    1. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 9 months ago

      I'm tempted.....on form, good fixtures, cheap(ish), differential

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      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 9 months ago

        My better half did !

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    2. Xavi Iniesta
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Still have the scars from last time I owned him

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  21. There's Always One!
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Best Chester replacement?

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    1. TD Champ
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Baker if nailed on like he was before the injury

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    2. Reedy
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Bruce

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    3. Butters
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Bruce

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  22. JPeg
    3 years, 9 months ago

    best cheap keeper rotation?

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  23. Demí
    3 years, 9 months ago

    I gather it's a bit of a thorny issue but how comes there's still been no word on Rose's red card appeal. Do people accept it to be rescinded?

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    1. Demí
      3 years, 9 months ago

      *expect, not accept obviously

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      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Yes, the Sky ref said it probably will be, so that's good enough for me.

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    2. The Axolotl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 9 months ago

      thought it was already no?

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      1. The Axolotl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 9 months ago

        i must have just heard they're appealing. i think he'll have it rescinded though. very tight call though. it's not exactly definitely not a red.

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        1. JWF
          3 years, 9 months ago

          And yet is was absolutely definitely not a red.

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          1. The Axolotl
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 years, 9 months ago

            not if he nudged him before winning ball which seemingly he did. not the way i'd read it, but that's the way powers that be tend to read these things

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    3. Malcolm Tucker for Bolivia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Thorn and rose. Good work, petal

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    4. Parm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Probably.

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    5. JWF
      3 years, 9 months ago

      It bloody better be! Decision tomorrow. They reviewed Tuesday's ones today so yesterday's will be tomorrow. That was a confusing sentence!

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    6. Xavi Iniesta
      3 years, 9 months ago

      It's a bit of a thorny issue here

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  24. Butters
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Boruc and Monreal, or
    Szszney and Chambers?

    Its a draft league so limited options.

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  25. Here's the manager
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Boruc (Marshall)
    Chambers Merte Davies (Coleman Bruce)
    Mata hazard Eriksen Gnabry (Puncheon)
    Aguero Suarez Sturridge.

    0.3 , currently on WC can anybody offer any thoughts? Doubting myself now over keeping Coleman and even Aguero

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    1. DementedFlamingo
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Im thinking Coleman to Evans to cash in on Colrman. Already have Mert and Terry so dont need 3 expensive def.

      Is Boruc and Marshall best keeper combo?

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      1. Here's the manager
        3 years, 9 months ago

        No I think it will get rid of Marshall for mannone while I can easily. Tempted to cash in on Coleman but not sure where to look, I suppose I'm lacking Chelsea

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  26. tricpic
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Aguero and Ramsey to
    a) RVP and sterling
    Or
    b) Dzeko and Mata
    Or
    c) Dzeko and Santi Cazorla

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  27. DementedFlamingo
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Mata + Stu/Ade OR
    Cheap mid + RVP/Aug/Rooney????

    Potentially rest of season strategy!

    My planned WC trades would be

    Coleman > Evans
    Turner > Ward or Fabio
    Whittaker > Mata
    Augero > Stu or Ade

    Thoughts???? Thanks

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  28. Ginkapo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Doosra has intervened and made me change the bye from being randomly allocated to Bonz, and instead it goes to Evs after last years results. Lets face it nobody wanted to face him anyway.

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    1. Reedy
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Ah I see from your title it starts soon, looking forward to this one.

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  29. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
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    3 years, 9 months ago

    forest 3-2 Mackie

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    1. Thomass
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Wow! Out of the blue!

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  30. peco12
    3 years, 9 months ago

    when is Ramsey back anybody know?

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    1. Xavi Iniesta
      3 years, 9 months ago

      3-6 weeks. Nobody knows.

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    2. JWF
      3 years, 9 months ago

      How long is a Wenger 'few weeks'? Answer: Anything between 2 weeks and 6 months.

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