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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. LewanGOALski
    3 years, 9 months ago

    I have Suarez and Silva. Then which striker should I go for - Sturridge or Negredo ?

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  2. Lateriser 12
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Tommy

    Mata -> Silva/Yaya
    Roo/RVP-> Kun switches are fairly easy

    Also can i do better than Ward for my 5th def?

    Na there's no point going Stoke anyway.

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

      Can you get Pilkington as your 5th mid?

      If you need the funds downgrade Ward

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      1. Lateriser 12
        3 years, 9 months ago

        If i go Tekkers i can. 😀

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        1. Acquafresca
          3 years, 9 months ago

          5th mids are overrated. Just get Noone. 4.3, nice and cheap, and the manager loves him.

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          1. BBG ✩
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            3 years, 9 months ago

            Sry...You're missing a clue here Acqua. Team is being made with blanks into consideration.

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

        Puncheon better choice than Pilkington.Aint it Tommy? If u consider CPL has game on GW29 rescheduled.

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

          If they have a game without doubt

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

            Can u plz help me on why CPL game can be/can't be rescheduled on GW29.
            Cheers in advance mate!

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

              If Southampton beat Sunderland it's off, if they lose it's on

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

                I am missing sth here prolly. There's a full week gap between 28 & 29. Why it can't be rescheduled on Midweek of 28 or 29?

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

                  European games

                  Hard to get permission to play on the same week of these games due to tv rights etc

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

    What does K mean in the home and away brackets? ie Baines (K) vs Baines (H)

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    1. TorresMagic™
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      Hit refresh.

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

        I miss my K

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    2. Christina.
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Kak?

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  4. Hubert
    3 years, 9 months ago

    @LR

    responded on last page

    thanks for responding my post as well, cheers

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    1. Lateriser 12
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Got it. Thanks. 🙂

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  5. Giggs Boson
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    3 years, 9 months ago

    Haha, someone's changed Mangala's wiki page to say he's a City player 😆
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliaquim_Mangala

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

    WC team done n dusted.

    God save me. Godspeed everyone.

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    1. Lateriser 12
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Did you pay attention to the fixture combos? It'll get you 15 points atleast.

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  7. Lateriser 12
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Anyone know how Nor attack lines up?

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    1. Tommytour
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      Snoddy BJ Fer Pilks
      Hooper RVW

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      1. Lateriser 12
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Or go BJ and hope to get lucky?

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        1. Tommytour
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          3 years, 9 months ago

          Nah it will be just 2 points

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          1. Lateriser 12
            3 years, 9 months ago

            If so i'll just go with Noone. Will get Snoddy later.

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  8. EmreCan Hustle
    3 years, 9 months ago

    A. J.Rod(nailed on)
    B. Dzeko(not nailed but potentially explosive)?

    Both have decent fixtures.
    I have Lallana.

    Thanks.

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  9. ...al - Oh hai Mark
    3 years, 9 months ago

    oOOh as we await news on Kun I need some sort of plan

    Soo... drop Coleman for Azpi/JEvans (Max of 5.3) If i get RVP for Kun?

    Seems the first move that came to mind today but the only thing is If i got Jevans instead of Azpi, I could upgrade Ovideo who is my 5th mid to someone who plays!

    Thoughts? I'd rather Azpi but Hinders the bench.. It's not bad having ward as sub 1 though

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  10. Acquafresca
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Sticking with my gut.

    Adebayor to clean house this weekend.

    Heard it here either 1st, 2nd, or a number between 3- infinity.

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    1. Mr. Greedy
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Not Dzeko?

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    2. Tommytour
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      How much does Ade cost? I need a new maid 🙂

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      1. Acquafresca
        3 years, 9 months ago

        7.9, leading the line, possibly on PKs with Souldaddy on the bench.

        Under Sherwood: 13, 2, 8, 8, 13, 2... if you continue the sequence he will get 8 this weekend. 😉

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        1. Lateriser 12
          3 years, 9 months ago

          You are tempting me. For that 3rd strikers spot. But i think i am happy with Eriksen.

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          1. Acquafresca
            3 years, 9 months ago

            Get both 🙂 Like me 😎

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

            Got and may even captain 28, Cardiff home

            Ade and Snoddy?

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            1. Lateriser 12
              3 years, 9 months ago

              Villa have NOR

              Tekkers matches. Ha.

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    3. Hubert
      3 years, 9 months ago

      This

      He's averaging over 11 in away games since AVB was summarily dismissed... Three away games in the next four innit

      😎

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  11. RECKLESS
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Which 4ish hull defender is nailed on??Bruce,rosenoir,... or its best to avoid hull cover?Cuz they go awesum rotation with crystal palace!

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  12. Big Bad Barry
    3 years, 9 months ago

    boruc
    evans baines kos
    hazard mata toure lallana
    suarez rodi giroud

    lewis ramsey kolorov ward

    ramsey-johnson maybe?

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    1. President John F. Keninnsie
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Johnson boat has sailed IMO. Sunderland's fixtures turn for the worse soon. Consider Eriksen/Mirallas instead.

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  13. simon.knott86
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Morning all

    Is Aguero definitely sidelined for the for-seeable then?

    If so for me its a no brainer, aguero > Rooney Still have yaya for my city coverage. will be left with this:

    Mannone (Davis)
    Dawson - Kolarov - Fonte (Chester - Whittaker)
    Yaya - Hazard - Mata - Colback (Mutch)
    Suarez - Rooney - Giroud

    1.2 ITB

    Thoughts?

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    1. TorresMagic™
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      Struggling for 3 defenders.

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      1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Hi TM glad I've caught up with you I checked the mock run of yesterday's cup draw and when I clicked on my team it was a link to someone else's team in your draw, I went back to check it on the fpl site and when I clicked it was my team, could you have a look for me please I am I'd 2993.

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        1. Christina.
          3 years, 9 months ago

          Now you see that's precisely why I've never joined a TM league.

          Disorganized.

          Amateur.

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          1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
            3 years, 9 months ago

            🙂 it's probably my fault, things usually are

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

            Amateur = never finishing under 4K. 😉

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            1. Christina.
              3 years, 9 months ago

              ....I had it coming....

              😕

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              1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
                3 years, 9 months ago

                * that's the cue for me not qualifying now right there.

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        2. TorresMagic™
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          3 years, 9 months ago

          Had a few links in the wrong spot. Should all be good now.

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          1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
            3 years, 9 months ago

            Ok cheers

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    2. Rödallegabomb ᴿᴮ
      3 years, 9 months ago

      A little weak at the back, considering your front 8 is cheap. My front 8 may well be:

      Hazard | Yaya | Mata | Lallana | Noone

      Suárez | RVP | Adebayor

      And I have a better defence.

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  14. Indio
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Morning,

    Is Aguero and Coleman > RVP and Azpi a sound move?

    (Obviously tough a one this week for Azpi, but following fixtures don't seem to bad)

    Marshall (Mannone)
    Kos, Gabbs, Coleman* (Chester*, Turner)
    Haz, Mata, Eriksen, Silva (Ki)
    Aguero*, Suarez, J-Rod

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    1. ...al - Oh hai Mark
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Same boat here and that was my initial thoughts!

      Hate to drop Coleman though but Not sure what to do really, it's a mess this week

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  15. GreennRed
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Collins more likely to be dropped than Tomkins when Reid returns ?

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

      imo yes

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      1. GreennRed
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Cheers. Might be looking for a 4.1 Chester replacement.Not Palace and not too keen on other Hull defence ironically seeing as I got CHester in the first place !

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        1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
          3 years, 9 months ago

          Yoshida?

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          1. GreennRed
            3 years, 9 months ago

            Cheers. No. Not nailed-on. Even Chambers doesn't look nailed-on and I won't double up on Saints with Boruc. Prob end up going with Bruce.

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

    Would you play Noone over Hazard this weekend? I guess Chelsea will play ultra deep om Ethiad.

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    1. Hubert
      3 years, 9 months ago

      No way!

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

      Noone here would

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    3. GreennRed
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Never.

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    4. Sigurdssøn KÆn…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Yes

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  17. Marcon
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Benteke vs Ade?

    (already have Eriksen)

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    1. GreennRed
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Adebayor will get points if you have Eriksen or not.

      Adebayor is 0.8 cheaper.

      BUT -

      He's historically flaky. His football, not him personally!

      Benteke is:

      3 in 3.

      Starting to hit form at last and so are Villa.

      On penalties. Maybe Adebayor is too but for either it's a plus.

      Decent fixtures. Everton might be a decent fixture too if they defenend like they did on Tuesday night. Villa's counter attacking will rip them if they defend like that again.

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  18. Lateriser 12
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Tommy Ade and Snoddy leaves me with 0 to spare.

    And i can go Kev over Eriksen.

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

      Interesting

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  19. Bolasie
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Sturridge, Benteke or Negredo?

    Currently on Sturridge.

    Thoughts?

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    1. Woy of the Wovers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 9 months ago

      First instinct wins.

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  20. Pack The Ripper
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Aguero to

    A) Rooney
    B) Giroud
    C) Sturridge (have Suarez)
    D) Stick with him

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    1. citizen_kane
      3 years, 9 months ago

      D

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    2. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Wait and see if there is any news today

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  21. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Hey guys..
    Boruc (Davis)
    Terry Koscielny Ward (Bardsley Chester)
    Silva Hazard Mata Gerrard (Januzaj)
    Suarez Sturridge Giroud
    1 million in the bank
    1 FT
    A) The safe - Bardsley to Evans/Reid
    B) The punt - Gerrard to Cazorla/Eriksen
    C) Save my transfer and swap Giroud and Chester out next week for Adebayor/Benteke + another..
    Cheers

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

      A

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    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 9 months ago

      B) is basically cause i got 3 Pool and i fear it may be a bit too much goin forward with that

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

        They have a fixture 28 I wouldn't worry too much

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  22. Christina.
    3 years, 9 months ago

    For all the Negredo/Djeko owners:

    You are going to spend your days on the toilet worrying about gametime come GW 31.

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  23. citizen_kane
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Any hammers fans here? What is the preferred back four?

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

      Any 4 better than the ones they got??

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    2. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Not a WH fan but Demel is the safest route into the back 4. Reid when available the better pick though.

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  24. Pack The Ripper
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Back 11 you mean (Chelsea fan)

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    1. The Suspended One
      3 years, 9 months ago

      This

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  25. Ryan
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    3 years, 9 months ago

    Cricket fans. Why are the Indian cricket team struggling so much against NZ? I was expecting a tighter ODI series.

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    1. Christina.
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Ready for Super 15?

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      1. Ryan
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        3 years, 9 months ago

        Yeah. Blues will be better now we have an NRL star in the team

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    2. The Suspended One
      3 years, 9 months ago

      There are cricket fans??

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    3. TorresMagic™
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      Openers not doing the job. Bowlers aren't doing much better.

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      1. Ryan
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        3 years, 9 months ago

        India are the world champions though 😕

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        1. Christina.
          3 years, 9 months ago

          No Tendulkar.

          No Kirsten

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          1. Ryan
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            3 years, 9 months ago

            Every team has to move on eventually

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            1. Christina.
              3 years, 9 months ago

              Exactly.

              Aussies is on an up, and it's good for world cricket.

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              1. TorresMagic™
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                3 years, 9 months ago

                Expecting you guys to clean them up.

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                1. Christina.
                  3 years, 9 months ago

                  Not so sure. Johnson is vital for the Aussies and so is our new no 4, Faf du Plessis.

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              2. Ryan
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                3 years, 9 months ago

                Its a shame the West Indies never recovered from their retired team of invincible's in the 80's

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                1. Christina.
                  3 years, 9 months ago

                  Yeah, I was a bit to young to enjoy those years. Started watching in 1982/3 when Lawrence Rowe, Sylvester Clark/ Alvin Kallicharan and Colis King toured in SA.

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        2. TorresMagic™
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          3 years, 9 months ago

          Play them at home. Different story.

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          1. Ryan
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            3 years, 9 months ago

            Yeah. I guess that would explain the 50+ averages

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  26. GreennRed
    3 years, 9 months ago

    De Jong to ANfield is still on 🙂

    http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2892/transfer-zone/2014/01/30/4582997/-?

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  27. Rambo Motin
    3 years, 9 months ago

    In my fit of anger after this week that i took a 12 point hit to do
    Cabaye to Mata
    Aguero to Benteke
    Willian to Lallana
    Coleman to Baines

    im so *****d arent I, i regret it so bad

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    1. The Suspended One
      3 years, 9 months ago

      No, just not going to blow the barn doors off the week unless one of your newbies goes off.

      No biggie. At least all are forward thinking

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    2. TorresMagic™
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      All depends on your 3 bench players this week. 3 x 0 there for starters.

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      1. Rambo Motin
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Cheers TM

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    3. The Suspended One
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Willian to lallana was the unecessesery one

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      1. Rambo Motin
        3 years, 9 months ago

        yeah maybe

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  28. Rödallegabomb ᴿᴮ
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Hmmm , interesting...

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  29. Lateriser 12
    3 years, 9 months ago

    A) Tekkers and Pilkington (5th mid)
    B) Studge and Noone (5th mid)
    C) Ade and Snoddy(5th mid)

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    1. Christina.
      3 years, 9 months ago

      You know the answer.

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      1. Lateriser 12
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Go on.

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        1. Christina.
          3 years, 9 months ago

          Not A or B

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    2. RedNev
      3 years, 9 months ago

      B

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    3. The Suspended One
      3 years, 9 months ago

      B.
      If you have Suarez, consider noone and Tekkers

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  30. Rödallegabomb ᴿᴮ
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Tinkering around with my non WC team, this is what I have come up with, not final...

    Boruc | Mannone

    Koscielny | Azpilicueta | Ward | Olsson | Chester

    Yaya | Hazard | Mata | Lallana | Noone

    Suárez | RVP | Adebayor

    +0.2M

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