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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. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Eriksen and Giroud

    or

    Cazorla and Adebayor?

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    1. arcadia
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      not much to choose between them but I'd go a) for this gameweek and b) longer term

      not sure how helpful that is

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    2. Caine & Co.
      3 years, 9 months ago

      eriksen & ade

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

    Southampton Defense....

    With Lovren injured and Clyne now benched...does anyone know who he'll start at the back?...

    I'm thinking the below (if this is consensus, how nailed on is chambers?)

    Shaw - Yoshida - Fonte - Chambers

    I'm a very frustrated Clyne owner FYI....

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

      Just go Yoshida should be safe with Lovren out and by the time he is back might have a better idea as to whether Clyne will regain his spot or not

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

        thanks, was also heading that way...clyne to yoshida it is

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  3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
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    3 years, 9 months ago

    If it's bad news for Aguero then I may go Silva, Dzeko and Negredo..overkill ?..probably..but those fixtures !..and it's cheap.

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    1. Lateriser 12
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Well thats overkill of another kind.

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      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
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        3 years, 9 months ago

        Going to be a lot of goals in those fixtures..a lot...

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        1. Lateriser 12
          3 years, 9 months ago

          I like your thinking is all.

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    2. PGR
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Cheap? I wouldn't say that! Negredo is overpriced IMO

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      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
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        3 years, 9 months ago

        Nrgredo/Dzeko is a cheap combo...

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    3. Van Dal
      3 years, 9 months ago

      its actually quite a safe option as points will be shared among those players if kun is out. not cheap though

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      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
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        3 years, 9 months ago

        Plenty of teams with SAS in them doing just fine..no reason why dzeko and Negredo can't work...

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        1. Van Dal
          3 years, 9 months ago

          100% agree with you mate. I made the stupid mistake of going giroud over sturridge on WC because everyone was telling me this coverage BS. my own fault i know but ya live and ya learn.

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    4. Give The Todd Some Love
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Dzeko will probably get rotated for Jovetic

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      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Could live with a bit of rotation..It's all only worthwhile if Aguero is out for a few weeks then pick those two and wait for the goals...No good for two or three games though, for the reason you give...becomes risky.

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    5. money face bandwagon
      3 years, 9 months ago

      u will have alot of problem in gw28 and potentially gw29 where u have blanks..not to mention the possible champion league rest and rotation factor. got burnt once by city home vs palace where i got yaya silva negredo..double up is more than enough for me

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  4. Bingo
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Good morning
    I need to cut .3 for this WC team, any suggestions?
    Mannone, Adrian
    Mert, Coleman, Terry, Bruce, Gabbidon
    YaYA, Lallana,Johnson,Hazzard, Bacuna
    Suarez, Giroud, Van P

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

      Gabbidon-Ward Mert-Koscielny?

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    2. Robe Wan
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      terry - cahill

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  5. Bridge
    3 years, 9 months ago

    What to do with this mess?

    Mannone (Marshall)
    Koscielny, Ward, COLEMAN (CLYNE, CHESTER)
    Hazard, Yaya, Mata, Lallana (Noone)
    Suarez, Sturridge, AGUERO

    0.3 in the bank, thinking Clyne -> Demel and maybe Aguero -> Rooney (-4), depending on Aguero injury...

    Cheers.

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    1. Robe Wan
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      clyne -chamberS? soton have good fixtures now

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  6. Billy Gilmore
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Not that I'm complaining about the (likely) signing of Konoplyanka, but seriously, Brendan, did the Villa game not show you that we need a defensive midfielder desperately??

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    1. Lateriser 12
      3 years, 9 months ago

      How did Tekkers look then? And Studge vs Tekkers for you Billy? vs Ade as well. Have Suaz.

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      1. Give The Todd Some Love
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Tekkers was a beast vs WBA, won basically every header

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      2. Billy Gilmore
        3 years, 9 months ago

        He bossed Skrtel and Toure, winning everything in the air. Looked much more up for it than I've seen in a while.

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    2. Van Dal
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Yeh, you know more than Brenadan Rodgers.

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    3. Give The Todd Some Love
      3 years, 9 months ago

      +1

      De Jong...

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  7. HVT
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Lads please help :
    Boruc
    Mert / Bruce / burner / Parr ( Coalman )
    Ozil / haz / Silva / januzzi (Ramsey)
    Suarez (c) / Jrod / ( Aguero)
    1 ft , 0.1 itb Any thoughts please ?

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    1. Robe Wan
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      3 years, 9 months ago

      aguero - sturridge

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      1. HVT
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Eggs in basket ?
        Or else :
        Kun / Ramsey > Ned / mata ?

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    2. HVT
      3 years, 9 months ago

      🙁

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  8. Guti14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Hi guys, really struggling with my WC team. Would appreciate any help:

    Adryan, Boruc
    Azpi, Koscielny, Olsson, Ward, Bardsley
    Hazard, Lallana, Eriksen, Januzaj, Shelvey
    Aguero, Rooney, Suarez

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    1. Aussie Rules
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Not sure Januzaj has much value. I would get rid of Rooney (or perhaps Aguero if known how long he is out for) and get a Benteke type and upgrade Januzaj

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      1. Guti14
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        3 years, 9 months ago

        Thanks mate

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  9. Dogba
    3 years, 9 months ago

    A) Chambers
    B) Yoshida

    Both come with their own risk.

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

      Replied on previous page not sure if you saw it what about Dan Burns over McShane or Bruce? Seems to have nailed down a spot at Fulham, not checked his price mind.

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      1. Dogba
        3 years, 9 months ago

        I checked him out, 4.0M, but Southampton's CS record versus Fulham's CS record this season is very telling. They are conceding a lot of both shots and goals, worryingly high amount.

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

          Well I would go Yoshida over any of them with the fixtures

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          1. Dogba
            3 years, 9 months ago

            Yeah. Well my defense is cheap as chips, I'm probably going Yoshida AND Bruce/McShane.

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  10. Wavey Wambz
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Aguero -> Rooney or Aguero -> RVP?
    Discuss!

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    1. Give The Todd Some Love
      3 years, 9 months ago

      RvP for me

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  11. The Casual One
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Why is Ozil protected on TFPL? Wasn't he supposed to have fallen?

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    1. Caine & Co.
      3 years, 9 months ago

      http://www.fiso.co.uk/crackthecode.php

      -99.4% atm and positive NTI, maybe not gonna fall

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      1. TorresMagic™
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        3 years, 9 months ago

        Good point. Just noticed.

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        1. Caine & Co.
          3 years, 9 months ago

          although totalfpl shows -271 for today

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

            Hope he doesn't drop tonight wishful thinking though I think

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

      http://www.fiso.co.uk/crackthecode.php

      Dropping tonight.

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

        Close either way.

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  12. La Roja
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Is Yoshida nailed on for next 4-6 weeks?

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    1. Give The Todd Some Love
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Yes

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  13. Portsmouth Bubblejet
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Steve Bruce has said in his press conference this morning that Jake Livermore will stay for the remainder of the season.

    "Spurs needed to give 24 hours written notice before recalling Jake Livermore. That hasn't come so he stays until May."

    https://twitter.com/PJBuckingham/status/429180008108523520

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    1. Give The Todd Some Love
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Damn you got there first

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

      What Spurs really need is a Director of Football to ensure this kina thing doesn't happen again

      What? Eh? Oh!

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  14. sailor x
    3 years, 9 months ago

    I have chaotic situation in defense: Bradsley, Coleman, Clyne..
    - What happened with Bradsley? Why he played just 45 min?
    - Why Clyne was on the bench on last game? Will he play next one?

    thnx!

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  15. Give The Todd Some Love
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Speaking to the press this morning, Steve Bruce has confirmed @29_JL (Livermore) will be staying at @hullcityteam for the rest of the season #UTT

    😯

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

    England 5/63. 🙄

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

      or 63/5

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

        Same old story

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    2. Give The Todd Some Love
      3 years, 9 months ago

      We're only 11 players and one coach away from a great team

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

        and a good captain

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        1. Give The Todd Some Love
          3 years, 9 months ago

          Oh yes, of course

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  17. rnrd001
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Best Ramsey replacement?

    A- Sissoko (must be playing in a more advanced position since there are many attacking players missing for newcastle
    B- HBA. Same idea here but HBA less nailed on the starting XI and I am looking at 4-5 GW here.
    C- Sunderland's Johnson. I haven't seen him play though?
    D- another option?

    What do you guys think?

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    1. Caine & Co.
      3 years, 9 months ago

      eriksen

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      1. rnrd001
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Already have Eriksen.
        Can't afford >7.1 so no lallana

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

      Mirralas is my choice

      Up front while the strikers are out, and decent fixture in GW28

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    3. Aussie Rules
      3 years, 9 months ago

      I'm thinking about Mirallas. Has looked very dangerous in last few games, always a chance of scoring. Even though Liverpool smashed us he still went very close a couple times

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      1. Lateriser 12
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Over Eriksen and Lallana?

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        1. Aussie Rules
          3 years, 9 months ago

          I am considering the same trade and already had Eriksen so had forgotten about him. Lallana is a good option though (but just read he can't afford him)

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

      Johnson misses a game week 28 and there is a good chance he won't play week 29 either.

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      1. rnrd001
        3 years, 9 months ago

        good info, thanks

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  18. Van Dal
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Whats the sich with Ramsey? Why is he out for another month?

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

      Hurt himself in training.

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

      Injury recurrence in training

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    3. Caine & Co.
      3 years, 9 months ago

      holiday

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    4. El Berbossa - \\\"El b…
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Yeah lucky me.

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    5. Van Dal
      3 years, 9 months ago

      damn"! thanks guys

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  19. Give The Todd Some Love
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Please sign Danny Graham, Watford 😥

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

      Be better off signing a striker

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      1. Give The Todd Some Love
        3 years, 9 months ago

        😉

        I know it's hard to believe, but he used to be the best striker in the Championship

        BRING HIM HOME

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

          I remember Torres being good at one point 🙂

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          1. Give The Todd Some Love
            3 years, 9 months ago

            I'd take him as well 🙂

            I'd even take Nicky Maynard. Gulp.

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        2. Crouch Potato!
          3 years, 9 months ago

          Ye need more than a striker from what I saw last nite, could have do my lot a favour! 😉

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          1. Give The Todd Some Love
            3 years, 9 months ago

            I'd rather support Watford than QPR. Just saying...

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  20. Lateriser 12
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Billy

    Tekkers vs. Studge

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    1. Hubert
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Ade 😎

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      1. Hubert
        3 years, 9 months ago

        actually no, Studge, has been a gold mine...

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        1. Dogba
          3 years, 9 months ago

          He always scores 😮

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  21. Give The Todd Some Love
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Hennessy to Palace for 3mil, Speroni under threat for anyone that has him

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  22. El Berbossa - \\\"El b…
    3 years, 9 months ago

    SAS or SAS Lite?

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    1. Dogba
      3 years, 9 months ago

      SSvP.

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  23. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Morning all, thoughts on Aguero out for Sturridge or take a hit to get RVP and swap Coleman for someone (who?)

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

      just do sturridge. he loves goals

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

      Aguero-Rvp and Coleman-Evans is what I'm considering.

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

        Was thinking Evans too or a Southampton defender

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  24. JJO
    3 years, 9 months ago

    So all you guys with Mannone,Bardsley,AJ,Mata,Rooney/RVP,Kolarov,Yaya,Silva,Kun/Dzeko/Negredo.....
    Whats the plan for GW 28?
    How much of these players is too much?

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    1. Dogba
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Mannone is a free DGWer if you have a backup keeper, so he's no worry. I'm going with 2 outfield players at the moment, RVP and Mata. Can bench both in GW28, then get some DGWers in after.

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

        No City at all?? surely that's risky with their fixtures?

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        1. Dogba
          3 years, 9 months ago

          It's a risk, yeah, but with Aguero out I'm not too keen.

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

            Fair enough, I think I'd want one of Dzeko, Negredo, Toure or Silva but it could help you out come week 28, especially as City may have no fixture the week after either.

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        2. JJO
          3 years, 9 months ago

          Yeah,thats the problem
          Most of us already have at least 2,3 players from those teams and City have great fixtures
          That is why I asked
          Is it smart to have 5 players and than use hits to take out 2 and bring them back again for DGW?

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          1. Dogba
            3 years, 9 months ago

            You have to take double hits, just makes no sense. Hit to get out, hit to get in again for DGW.

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

            Or do you just accept that you're going to have one bad week and only field nine players?

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      2. JJO
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Yeah Mannone isnt a problem if you have other playing keeper
        I also have Evans,Mata and Aguero
        If Aguero is injured I may buy Rooney and then Dzeko/Negredo
        So thats 4 players,and I could just sell 1 of them for that GW
        But its risky cause I would need all my other players to play

        There is posibility that there will be more matches rearranged from that GW,right?

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  25. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Hello DZ'ers, got a few short questions!

    1.Play Januzaj or Puncheon
    2.Who should be my first sub?(Ward or Azpili?, I am playing both Clyne and Chambers because I'm not sure which of them will start)

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

      1 and punch

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

        sorry. 1 and ward

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

          1 and ward? im assuming thats januzaj and ward?

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    2. Aussie Rules
      3 years, 9 months ago

      1. Januzaj if you think he will start (I have no idea).
      2. Ward. I think City will score a couple and Azp hasn't promised attacking returns I believe.

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  26. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Aguero & Ozil > RVP & Navas? Loathe to give up on Mesut so quickly but his next two don't look great after this.

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    1. La Roja
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Dont fancy navas

      Lallana, mirallas?

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      1. Dogba
        3 years, 9 months ago

        +1. Or Eriksen.

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      2. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Don't like Lallana ahead of away games. Will look at Mirallas and Eriksen...

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  27. Siva Mohan
    3 years, 9 months ago

    - Southampton's record signing Dani Osvaldo has travelled to Italy ahead of a loan move to Juventus

    - Jack Rodwell is returning to @Everton on loan

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  28. Siva Mohan
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Ramsey out for up to six weeks

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

    Come on big sam.. all i want to hear is that Reid is ready to start!

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  30. Crouch Potato!
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Ramsey out for up to 6 weeks. ssn.

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