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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. NULL-X-VOID
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Hazard or Mata..................FOR GW24

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  2. r0nh
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Deadline Day 😎

    I think I will keep my FT until after the deadline.

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    1. PGR
      3 years, 9 months ago

      No injuries for you Teddy?
      I've got Coleman, Cabaye, Lukaku and Aguero out 🙁

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      1. r0nh
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Coleman & Aguero.

        Not sure I will sell either tho.

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

    a. RvP & Gnabry

    or

    b. Sturridge & Eriksen

    Have Bony and Suarez up front. Have Hazard, Lallana, Mata, Ozil midfield.

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    1. Aussie Rules
      3 years, 9 months ago

      B

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

    Deulofeu back will mean mirallas up top.. Naismith was just horrid upfront. a real headless chicken. he has not pace so they cant play him on the wing. hopefully, deulofeu is back. then it'll be a mirallas punt for sure 😎

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    1. La Roja
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Deulofu is not back yet, mirallas is a good shout fir caotain this gw

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

        back for tottenham.. will mean mirallas can finally shift upfront. depressing seeing naismith upfront 🙁

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        1. Demí
          3 years, 9 months ago

          They have McGeady. Why does Deulofeu need to be back for Mirallas to play upfront?

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

            totally forgot about mcgeady 😯 .. yeah he could well play upfront then. Naismith does not inspire confidence

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          2. Cesc Pistols
            3 years, 9 months ago

            Am I the only one refusing to believe Mirallas will really be given the lone striker role?

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

              He was given the role earlier in the season when lukaku was taken off early.. vs Chelsea i think. And was given the role quite often last season too if i remember correctly

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            2. Dogba
              3 years, 9 months ago

              They don't really have a choice. As it stands it's Mirallas or Naismith.

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          3. Dogba
            3 years, 9 months ago

            +1. Naismith/Pienaar Barkley McGeady. Mirallas up front. Done and dusted.

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

    I thought Winston Reid was back for this weekend, but he still is listed as doubtful?

    Am I wrong or did big Sam clear him fit last week but said he wouldn't play against Chelsea?

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    1. Jósh
      3 years, 9 months ago

      He's been in full training this week but as far as I know Big Sam hasn't stated he will play. WHUFC website stated his return is "imminent" but nothing concrete (yet) otherwise.

      Given their resolute defending against Chelsea (I know they won't play so defensively against Swansea) I can't see a big rush to get him back, but I'm hopeful!

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

      He's back in training, just not match fit.

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

    This is a repost from last night but some may not have seen it, hopefully it helps show the situation in week 29. As a previous FFS article stated there is a chance that PL games could be rescheduled during the same game week, although this is not what happened last season....

    I've been looking at the FA Cup fixtures and the Premiership fixtures that will have to be moved depending on results.
    I’ve assigned the % chance of each premiership team winning – let’s not argue over random 5%’s!

    Fulham (70%) vs Sheffield United
    Sunderland (50%) vs Southampton (50%)
    Cardiff (70%) vs Wigan
    Man City (60%) vs Chelsea (40%)
    Everton (65%) vs Swansea (35%)
    Arsenal (55%) vs Liverpool (45%)
    Brighton vs Hull (50%)

    Using these %’s here are the fixtures for week 29 with how likely they are to be on:
    WBA vs MUN 100%
    NOR vs STO 100%
    CHE vs TOT 60%
    CPL vs SOU 50%
    WHM vs HUL 50%
    MCI vs AVL 40%
    NEW vs EVE 35%
    ARS vs SWA 30%
    LIV vs SUN 28%
    CAR vs FUL 9%

    In the worst case scenario we could have only four games being played.
    One of Chelsea and Man City (corrected from previous post) will have a fixture.
    It is possible that the only other game to be played in week 29 would be either CPL vs SOU or NEW vs EVE.
    I thought my Boruc/Mannone rotation meant I was safe, for a keeper at least, in week 29 but if Southampton and Liverpool win (23% chance) then I end up with no keeper – and barely any outfield players!

    We'll have two gameweeks to plan once we know the results (assuming no replays) but with no MCI, MUN, SUN or WBA the week before this is going to be tough!

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    1. Hubert
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Only four games or two in GW29?

      Great post BTW

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

        4 including the two 100% games (WBA vs MUN and NOR vs STO)
        There could be more games, that is worst case scenario.
        The only teams guaranteed games in both 28 and 29 are Norwich and Stoke - from which I have 0 players.

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        1. Hubert
          3 years, 9 months ago

          Got it, thanks 🙂

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

      Great post! Could lead to a dramatic rethink of my WC...

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

      What about matches being moved back to midweek, same GW?

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

        I did mention at the top of the post that they may still be played in the same gameweek, just that they were not last season.
        This is a worst case scenario, designed to induce wide spread panic and hysteria!

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

      Great post, thanks for taking the time to do that

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    5. JT's Dog
      3 years, 9 months ago

      do you know if there was a reason why games didnt play same week last year?
      great post also
      would have got a VG in maths

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

        I don't know, maybe someone more knowledgeable than me could answer that?
        At the moment I'm pretty resigned to having a poor week in 29.
        There is no way of knowing what is going to happen and I wouldn't let this affect my transfers or WC at the moment - although 3 players from MUN, MCI and SUN would be a bad idea!

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  7. FACUPARSE
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Don't get the interest in Fabio at Cardiff on fpl, he's rubbish and so is the Cardiff defence

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    1. r0nh
      3 years, 9 months ago

      You know the intelligence level on here.

      If a player is mentioned in the news, he is essential!!

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

      I guess Ole knows this better than you and me. Wouldn't sign him if he's rubbish. Worked with him for some years, guess he sees the potential.

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

      4.1. Sure to play. Dashes up and down the wings. Tell me who is better in that price range.

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  8. sathish2888
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Mannone(Marshal)
    Bardsley Terry Gabbidon (Turner Chester)
    Hazard Yaya Lallana Ki Barkely
    Aguero Suarez(Hooper)

    Kindly help me out guys..
    Which one 'd be better
    A. Fabio for Turner
    B. Johnson for Ki
    C. Carroll for Hooper

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    1. Aussie Rules
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Of those C is the only I'd consider

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

    Roberto Martinez is facing a defensive selection headache this weekend with Sylvain Distin, Seamus Coleman and Antolin Alcaraz all ruled out of Everton’s home clash with Aston Villa.

    http://t.co/RX0s3JzQt0

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

      Benteke time.

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    2. PGR
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Benteke(c) FTW!

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    3. ^Football is Life^
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Benteke got to score t least 2

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    4. Sheep Flavour
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Shame for them...they were really looking good for a top for challenge....but they did need to spend or keep the squad fit.

      Or not let Jelly leave before you got a new lad in and fit.

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    5. NED KELLY
      3 years, 9 months ago

      You can get 6/1 for a villa win

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

    DD. Love this stuff. Morning

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  11. Sheep Flavour
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Ramsey out for another 6 weeks according to SSN.

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    1. Willis.
      3 years, 9 months ago

      YES 😀

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

        😐

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  12. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Anyone considering Studge as C?
    Most are gonna go Suarez so surely Studge a good differential?

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

      But surely if you do this every week then you will lose ground as Suarez gets better points per game on average.
      If you want to be different get a few players in with low ownership but don't play around with your captain choice - always on who you think will score the most points.

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  13. Your Mum's Athletic
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Any word on Aguero yet?

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    1. Willis.
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Out for a month 😀

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      1. Schindler's list
        3 years, 9 months ago

        link?

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

      Not yet.

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      1. Your Mum's Athletic
        3 years, 9 months ago

        ta

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  14. Bridge
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Chaps, who to get in for Clyne? 0.3 in the bank.

    A) Demel
    B) Chambers
    C) Yoshida
    D) Bruce

    Rest of Defence:

    Mannone, Marshall
    Koscielny, Ward, Coleman, Chester

    Cheers!

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

      I had both Clyne and Chester,took out Chester because he is going to be dead wood for the next 6 weeks. Bought in Chambers. Point being that monitor over the next 3 or 4 weeks over who is more nailed on of the two(Chambers/Clyne) and then take out the one out of favour for a free

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      1. Bridge
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Thanks. Sound idea but when Clyne drops tonight, i'll lose 0.1M selling value. I can take another Chester drop before losing money. Perhaps still the safest bet.

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

    Someone was on earlier about 2 transfers each week to improve the game,along that theme I would like to see players rise or fall as soon as they hit 100%,this would massively increase decision making and also dispose of wasted transfers every day ,eg mata is going up tonight but about 20 k transfers will be irrelevant and notion number two would be just scrap the flag system altogether,eg again RVP wold probably be around 11.9 now given all his absences....

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    1. Red Viper
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Crazy knee jerking will rule common sense in that case

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

        +1

        No point rolling over transfers.

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    2. Aussie Rules
      3 years, 9 months ago

      You have to be careful with the balance between FPL fanatics and casual players. While many on this forum would presumably like 2 FT and constantly changing prices, it would make it more difficult for people who enjoy playing FPL but don't have the same time allowances for it, and discourage them from playing in future in the gap is extended between them and the fanatics.

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

      It wouldn't improve the game, transfer decisions would lose as much impact because it would be easier to ship people out. Teams would become more similar as people would find it easier to transfer in on form players.

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

      12.5 at worst.

      Game would become a 24 hour game. Too much work for FPL to keep updating constantly.
      I don't mind flags if obvious. RVP being cheaper would just make him an easier acquisition.

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

      Sadly i need to sleep so this wouldnt work for me!

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    6. JT's Dog
      3 years, 9 months ago

      i would like to see a bigger points gap between a great forward goal and a lukaku assist

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

      Ha just musings ,I,ll get my coat....

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  16. King Nil Miss ✩
    3 years, 9 months ago

    RMWCT please

    Manonne # Adrian

    Kompany # Evans # Azpilicueta # Ward # Chambers

    Hazard # Mata # Eriksen # Cazorla # Diamé

    Suarez # Rodriguez # Sturridge(to be Agüero next GW)

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    1. Aussie Rules
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Pretty good

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    2. ^Football is Life^
      3 years, 9 months ago

      nice team

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    3. PGR
      3 years, 9 months ago

      No City attack is a concern.

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  17. Siva Mohan
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Hearing that Morgan Schneiderlin could sign for Arsenal today. Wenger was impressed with the midfielder on Tuesday.

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    1. Dogba
      3 years, 9 months ago

      That would be a good buy for them I reckon.

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    2. Wings Fan
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Honestly think he'd be perfect for Man United.

      Don't think he'll be moving anywhere today though.

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  18. Sheep Flavour
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Is it worth getting rid of Coleman? He will probably be back after the FA cup and then be playing well again?

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

    Kevin Palmer @kpsundayworld
    Wenger confirms Draxler move to @Arsenal will not happen today. Says he is 80% certain of signing a midfielder today #AFC

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    1. r0nh
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Now we have 263495 midfielders & 2 strikers 🙂

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

        🙂 I think a striker should arrive by the end of today!

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  20. Blue Lion
    3 years, 9 months ago

    DD Transfer news latest:

    Arsenal looking to bring Alvaro Morata on loan from Real Madrid.

    Stoke City preparing a bid for Lee Cattermole.

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  21. MagnetBPS
    3 years, 9 months ago

    If you can pick 2 big-hitters mid , who will it be?

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    1. Sheep Flavour
      3 years, 9 months ago

      This week?

      Ozil & Mata.

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      1. MagnetBPS
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Long term 🙂

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        1. Sheep Flavour
          3 years, 9 months ago

          Yaya & Mata 🙂

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    2. Al Bundy
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Haz and Yaya

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    3. Hubert
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Hazard and Yaya

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  22. Siva Mohan
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Confirmed: Bridcutt to Sunderland

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    1. Siva Mohan
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Sunderland AFC ‏@SAFCofficial
      A big Wearside welcome to Liam Bridcutt, who has officially completed his move from Brighton. The midfielder, who arrives for an undisclosed fee, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal.

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

      any good?

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

    There are 2 reports on the Scout Tweet section on Livermore. Which one is true? Is Livermore staying at Hull or returning to spurs?

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    1. Blue Lion's Biatch
      3 years, 9 months ago

      It all depends on whether the 24 hour clause is true and in writing or not

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    2. Siva Mohan
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Holtby to Fulham.. Livermore back to Spurs!

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    3. Sheep Flavour
      3 years, 9 months ago

      SSN have said nothing about Livermore going back.

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  24. Blue Lion's Biatch
    3 years, 9 months ago

    I'm really glad I don't have a wildcard with all these confuddling gw29 percentages and possibilities. Headache!

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    1. Blue Lion
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Hey buddy!

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      1. Blue Lion's Biatch
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Ello guv! Howzit?

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  25. King Nil Miss ✩
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Looks like Arsenal is going to buy the whole world... 😕

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  26. Siva Mohan
    3 years, 9 months ago

    Lewis Holtby to Fulham should be announced in the next couple of hours. Medical done.

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

      Was just about to post this. Impressive by Fulham.

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      1. Blue Lion's Biatch
        3 years, 9 months ago

        Holtby and Mitroglou would be an extremely impressive deadline day!

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

          Yeah!!

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

    It's interesting how an open ended question gets more a considered and detailed response than a closed question.

    😕

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

    BREAKING NEWS: Sunderland have confirmed the signing of Liam Bridcutt from Brighton for an undisclosed fee

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

      In the 5 clubs Liam Bridcutt has played for, he's scored just 2 goals in 162 league appearances.

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

    We keeping bardsley folks?

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    1. Notorious
      3 years, 9 months ago

      Do we have news for him?

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    2. ^Football is Life^
      3 years, 9 months ago

      yes till hulls game

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  30. gford33
    3 years, 9 months ago

    what we all doing with kun?

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

      Thinking Benteks, Negredo, Jecko.

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