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The ScoutCast – Episode 125 – Sicknote

It’s the ScoutCast vs Adversity. Granville drags himself out of his sick bed and we scramble into a makeshift studio, determined to return to the airwaves after our absence last week.

Apologies in advance for the echo, the faint background hiss and Granville’s Bonnie Tyler-like tones. If you can see your way past that little lot then you might just find some worth in this week’s episode as we grill the Gameweek 29 blank, sauté the Gameweek 31 doubles, boil down the Suarez vs Sturridge debate and lament our joint decision to choose Edin Dzeko from the lavish striker buffet, ignoring the sumptuous Sturridge in the process.

In between that particular call to Captain Hindsight, we rinse through the regulars, although Granville’s poorly state has us clean forget to credit the Scout League leaders or offer our thoughts on our new Fantasy Football squeeze – Ultimate Fantasy Premier League. Please accept this note from our respective Mum’s and the promise that we’ll return to full fitness next week.

Dose yourself up via this link or take your medicine via the player below…

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

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  1. roscola
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    2 years, 4 months ago

    I have made a monumental - and probably wrong - decision. I have decided to keep hold of Silva for the DGW. No more torturing myself and others with questions. I've decided. Finito. Sorry Bob, I will not be requiring your services.

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    1. Tommytour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 years, 4 months ago

      I'm keeping too

      Silva Yaya Kun for last 8 weeks

      3DGWs

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    2. JT's Dog
        2 years, 4 months ago

        Well if you look at the fact they have man united in the DGW
        Look at the type of players that have punished united this season, the common factor is they all had their boots on the correct feet and had the ability to run slightly faster than dog poo rolling downhill
        Now I am no expert but I am sure silva plays like that, so i think you may be onto something

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        1. roscola
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          2 years, 4 months ago

          Haha :) It bothers me that he's scored so little but I do think that's been partly down to a lack of Kun.

          I've tried ever so hard to get myself excited about Bob Snod but I just don't think he's worth a transfer plus one fewer DGW player.

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    3. Boss Hogg
        2 years, 4 months ago

        Just trying some permutations for the dgw.

        Whichever way I do it, I end up having to either sell Hazard or miss a dgw player.

        Should I aim for:

        A. Sell Hazard and keep Mata, Nolan, AJ and Yaya
        B. Lose Mata

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        1. Tommytour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 years, 4 months ago

          Get Sterling as 5th mid and bench Hazard for the week

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        2. Fabreghastly
            2 years, 4 months ago

            I wish I knew. I'm hoping the future DGW landscape will become clear before GW31 and make these decisions easier

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

            Could someone put up a long post with lots of interesting points until first article of the day please

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            1. Bubz
                2 years, 4 months ago

                Need something to read on the toilet?

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                1. Bubz
                    2 years, 4 months ago

                    What am I saying. Dog don't use the toilet

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                    1. JT's Dog
                        2 years, 4 months ago

                        Dogs do use the toilet
                        We just use it for drinking

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                      • Your Mum's Athletic
                          2 years, 4 months ago

                          😯

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                  • Your Mum's Athletic
                      2 years, 4 months ago

                      I'm really struggling what to do with this lot:

                      Boruc K.Davis

                      Azpi Kos Reid Ward Bruce

                      Hazard Mata Yaya Nolan Noone

                      Sturridge Suarez Lambert

                      2.3m in the bank and 2FTs

                      I can get 11 out this week if Bruce plays, which isn't likely? Reid sitting on the bench is a waste of money. I could do Bruce > MOlsson (save FT) and/or Reid > Ivanovic for 2FTs. This would give me 8 players for next week.. Is that enough?

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                      1. Hamstergod
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 years, 4 months ago

                        8 should be ok. The transfers sound reasonable. Unless you want to do only 1 transfer this week(M.Olsson) and then do the other one next week , retaining your two FTs for 30,31.

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                        1. Your Mum's Athletic
                            2 years, 4 months ago

                            this is what it comes down too, i think i'm only on 4 DGW players so far so priority will be that really. Everyone will be in same boat gw29. Kos needs to go as well at some point, blank and hideous fixtures. In conclusion my defence is actually just rubbish 😀

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                            1. Fabreghastly
                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                You'll hate yourself if you sell Kos and Arse grind out a few nil-nils. I'd concentrate on Reid and Bruce

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                                1. Your Mum's Athletic
                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                    cheers, more important to get rid of players who aren't nailed on i suppose, exciting Bruce > MOlsson transfer it is lol

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                            2. Fabreghastly
                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                8 will be more than most, I think, and many, like me, will be taking hits on top of that

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                            3. Weasel Boy
                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                Repost from bottom of last page

                                Adrian
                                Azpi Sagna shaw Ward
                                Hazard Lailana Noone
                                Ade c Suarez Studge.

                                Manonne Bruce mata Yaya

                                2 FTs 0.3 ITB

                                Not sure what to do. Want to keep mata and Yaya for DGW. Can't be bothered with headache trying to get them back in.

                                Any advice welcome. Might just stick or swap Noone for Bruce?

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                                1. Hamstergod
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 years, 4 months ago

                                  Keep Yaya for sure, Mata depends on your opinion on United and how many points they can get.

                                  You can do 1 FT and carry over the other, so I would probably try to change Sagna for someone , due to their fixtures.

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                                2. Your Mum's Athletic
                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                    Noone over Bruce, Bruce might not even play with Chester back

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                                  • Pompel
                                      2 years, 4 months ago

                                      I'd say swap Sagna for any defender to make use of your FT now, Arsenal has a really rough run of fixtures ahead. Don't expect a CS at least before GF34

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                                    • Weasel Boy
                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                        Thanks for the advice everyone

                                        Nice pic MUM'S

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                                        1. Your Mum's Athletic
                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                            nice picture Gonzo is it? lol

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                                            1. Weasel Boy
                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                It's Grover lol

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                                          • Alberto Tomba
                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                              I'd certainly use the second ft, perhaps Bruce -> Dann or chambers. For me it'd be Adrian-> Speroni, contentious advice that though!

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                                              1. Weasel Boy
                                                  2 years, 4 months ago

                                                  Yeah I've considered Dann.
                                                  Just trying to save 1FT for DGW 😀

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                                                  1. Alberto Tomba
                                                      2 years, 4 months ago

                                                      Yeah I'd definetly keep one, it looks otherwise like a solid team!

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                                                      1. Weasel Boy
                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                          Thanks 😀

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                                                          1. Alberto Tomba
                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                              All good :)

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                                                  2. Hamstergod
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                                    What would you think of the following transfers

                                                    GW 28 , Mignolet - Ruddy ; Mertesacker - Evra for -4
                                                    GW 29 no transfers
                                                    GW 30 Giroud -> Sturridge
                                                    GW 31 Fonte - Demel, Lallana -Nolan , Adebayor - Aguero and Hazard - Silva/Mata for -8?

                                                    Would give me 9 players in 29 and 10 DGW players in 31 filled in by Coleman.

                                                    As for the hits, I am still planning a -4 this week so not concerned there. The -8 as its a DGW I guess, thats reasonable?

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                                                    1. Holmes
                                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                                        This week, only Migno to Ruddy, not sure abt Mert-Evra, would rather bring a chelsea or Soton defender

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                                                        1. Hamstergod
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                          Thanks,The other option would be to double up on Chelsea with Terry and Ivanovic (I have Ivan at the moment)

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                                                          1. Holmes
                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                              I was considering Evra, but Man U dont look strong at back, He is more attacking when Januzaj play as they both pass to each other unlike Young and Evra combo
                                                              So his attacking return would depend on Januzaj's gametime
                                                              Also, to do Mert-Evra, u r taking -4pts hits, is that bcoz mert can fall in price?
                                                              I think u can start Mert this week, not bad choice and transfer him out next week
                                                              Double up with Cahill, it will cover both, baps and attacking threat and cheaper option
                                                              good luck :)

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                                                              1. Hamstergod
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                It's actually, because I do not want to do a transfer next week, I'd rather risk the -4 now and then have 2fts for 30 and beyond.

                                                                Plus, I am thinking that if I don't do transfers/take hits next week I can only prosper from it. Many people will go into panic mode.

                                                                Cahill isn't a bad idea, I'll consider.

                                                                Thanks a lot!

                                                                Good luck to you too!

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                                                                1. Holmes
                                                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    Logic is good, dont see any flaws in that
                                                                    I think u should do that move with either cahill/Terry as Evra dont have any match this week

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                                                                    1. Hamstergod
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                      Thanks a lot!!!

                                                                      I think you're right. At the end of the day they have scoring potential and Mourinho tends to lock it tight against top half teams.

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                                                        2. Gladde Aal
                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                            Anelka's quenelle got me thinking... What would the EPL worst XI look like?
                                                            A jerk hall of fame... drumroll...

                                                            THE TOXIC XI

                                                            Nicolas Anelka, Carlos Tevez, Mario Balotelli

                                                            Joey Barton, Roy Keane, David Bentley, Lee Bowyer

                                                            Jaap Stam, John Terry, Jose Bosingwa

                                                            Mark Bosnich

                                                            Bench: Emmanuel Adebayor, Ashley Cole, Craig Bellamy, El-Hadji Diouf.
                                                            Manager: Paulo Di Canio.
                                                            Director: Joe Kinnear

                                                            Miss anyone?

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                                                            1. Wings Fan
                                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                Michael Brown has to be in there. Absolute hooligan

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                                                                1. Gladde Aal
                                                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    The list is more about players who are destructive to their own team... otherwise I'd have to include Robbie Savage, Denis Wise etc

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                                                                    1. Wings Fan
                                                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                        Ah, I see

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                                                                  • disable
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    Steven Taylor and the Wolves midfielder, Henry?... oh and Charles N'Zog

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                                                                  • Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    Needs more Asprilla.

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                                                                    1. Gladde Aal
                                                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                        Why is it always the fwds who make the biggest dicks?

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                                                                        1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                          I'd say people with big egos gravitate to striker spots for the glory.

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                                                                    2. Alberto Tomba
                                                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                        Carragher has the most own goals. That seems fairly destructive.

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                                                                        1. Gladde Aal
                                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                            😀

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                                                                        2. Hamstergod
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                          Whatabout Lee Cattermole? Walking red card.

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                                                                          1. Gladde Aal
                                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                              Yeah good one

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                                                                          2. Dr Jones
                                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                              Bit harsh on Stam!

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                                                                              1. Gladde Aal
                                                                                  2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                  Possibly, but Fergie would disagree

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                                                                                  1. Dr Jones
                                                                                      2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                      I don't think he would - Fergie himself has admitted that he made a mistake selling Stam when he did.

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                                                                                      1. Gladde Aal
                                                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                          That was more because he wasn't able to find a quality replacement... don't think it says anything about Stam's character

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                                                                                          1. Dr Jones
                                                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                              Stam's character was fine, all he did in his book was call the Neville's kiss arses.

                                                                                              Either way, I don't think he warrants a place in your XI.

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                                                                                              1. Gladde Aal
                                                                                                  2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                  Fair enough, who'd u swap him for?

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                                                                                      2. T1P
                                                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                          Suarez? The racist biter should be in there!

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                                                                                      3. Pompel
                                                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                          Repost from bottom of last page:

                                                                                          Got 2FT , want to use one this GW.

                                                                                          A) Demel -> Olsson / Ward
                                                                                          B) Do nothing and lose one FT

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                                                                                          1. Rafabio
                                                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                              A

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                                                                                            • Alberto Tomba
                                                                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                A but to Dann, 4.0 Palace.

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                                                                                                1. Pompel
                                                                                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                    Thanks, thats a good idea. Need as much funds as possible for big guns for DGWs

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                                                                                                  • Pompel
                                                                                                      2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                      Is Dann nailed on?

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                                                                                                      1. Alberto Tomba
                                                                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                          Should be, he's started each game since his arrival. Check the team news section for any presser news perhaps.

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                                                                                                  • ameenkw
                                                                                                      2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                      Who to dump out of:

                                                                                                      Boruc - Mannone
                                                                                                      Demel - Williamson - Olsson - Figuora - Yoshida
                                                                                                      Hazard - Mata - Lallana - Eriksen - Noone
                                                                                                      Suarez - Sturridge - Giroud ..
                                                                                                      I have 2 FT & 0.3 but no transfer in mind (after Eriksen's performance yesterday!!) ..

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                                                                                                      1. Moosie the Staggie
                                                                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                          Yoshida to Chambers for me. I doubt Yoshi has much gametime left with Lovern back from injury.

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                                                                                                          1. Moosie the Staggie
                                                                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                              Or Ward. CrystalPalace have a future DGW and a nice fixture GW29

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                                                                                                        • The Gravless Sheik of Dream…
                                                                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                            Adrian Mannone
                                                                                                            Kosc Olsson Gabbidon Ivanovic Coleman
                                                                                                            Sterling Hazard Noone (Mata,Silva)
                                                                                                            Saurez Adebayor (RVP)

                                                                                                            As of now I have 11 playing (if gabbi and kosc plays)

                                                                                                            Was thinking of taking a 4point hit to swap Silva out for a midfield that I can use the rest of Season

                                                                                                            Whos the best ? Lallana?

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                                                                                                            1. Tommytour
                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                              Lallana is the most worthy mid to take a hit for

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                                                                                                          • Tommytour
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                            Yaya to lose more value than Silva due to ownership?

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                                                                                                            1. The EJJ
                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                              Definitely

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                                                                                                            2. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                              Aye.

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                                                                                                            3. Rafabio
                                                                                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                Yup

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                                                                                                              • El Magico - Insane In De Br…
                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                yes, I'd be suprised if Silva even drops

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                                                                                                            4. The EJJ
                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                              Boruc
                                                                                                              Kosc, Bruce, Ivanvovic
                                                                                                              Hazard, Mirallas, Lallana, Noone
                                                                                                              Adebayor, Suarez, Sturridge

                                                                                                              4.0, Ward, Kolarov, Mata

                                                                                                              1ft, 1.6m in bank.

                                                                                                              Team good to go? Or should I spend the transfer on anything?

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                                                                                                              1. Alberto Tomba
                                                                                                                  2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                  Save as we won't know how Bruce or Noone's competition for places goes until next week.

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                                                                                                                  1. The EJJ
                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                    Could be a bad week if Bruce and Mirallas don't start :/

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                                                                                                                    1. Alberto Tomba
                                                                                                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                        Mirallas should start surely, in his form I can't believe he'll be rested.

                                                                                                                        You'd have to be unlucky not to field eleven so I'd hold for next week where it'll really help.

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                                                                                                                  2. Your Mum's Athletic
                                                                                                                      2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                      Confident on Bruce starting?

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                                                                                                                  3. Your Mum's Athletic
                                                                                                                      2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                      The whole Reid bandwagon was a complete and utter disaster :(

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                                                                                                                      1. Wings Fan
                                                                                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                          Did it even get rolling? (amongst the informed, at least).

                                                                                                                          I generally stick to the "don't buy until he starts a game" rule.

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                                                                                                                      2. El Magico - Insane In De Br…
                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                        Eikrem... super cheap... solid stats.. abysmal team...

                                                                                                                        anything else to add?

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                                                                                                                        1. Hamstergod
                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                          I would put emphasis on the abysmal team part.

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                                                                                                                        2. Alberto Tomba
                                                                                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                            Major rotation risk. Look at the team news section and count the number of contenders for Cardiff's midfield, madness! :)

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                                                                                                                        3. Bubz
                                                                                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                            We love you Bob Snod, we do! We love you Bob Snod

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                                                                                                                            1. Dr Jones
                                                                                                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                                I need to decide if I love him enough to bring him in this week.

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                                                                                                                            2. Cocky Spaniel Alves
                                                                                                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                                Which midfielder to get for 5,1 or less? Needs to play GW 29 and hopefully has a nice fixture in GW 28 as well.

                                                                                                                                Currently on Puncheon but I guess there's a slight risk of him being suspended.

                                                                                                                                Any better options out there?

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                                                                                                                                1. Wings Fan
                                                                                                                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                                    I can't see him getting suspended for something written on Twitter.

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                                                                                                                                  • Holmes
                                                                                                                                      2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                                      Steven Davis/Redmond/Sidwell(5.2)

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                                                                                                                                  • BoomBoomShacktheroom
                                                                                                                                      2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                                      How likely is it that Demel and Kosc play this weekend?

                                                                                                                                      I have no cover on my bench if one of them doesn't play. Is this worth a hit?

                                                                                                                                      Mariappa -> Dann/Parr?

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                                                                                                                                    • Mulla85
                                                                                                                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                                        How many times will free transfers roll over? Just seen someone post they have 2FTs and if they didnt use one this week they would lose it!!? I was under the impression they kept rolling over every week!! Can someone clear this up please as i fear i may have made a fatal error the last couple of weeks by not using them :(

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                                                                                                                                      • Wingate
                                                                                                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                                          Gerrard/Sterling or Nolan for the DGW?

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                                                                                                                                        • The_Colonel
                                                                                                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                                            Love the addition of the coughing at the end of the podcast!

                                                                                                                                            Btw thanks for answering the question guys :)

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                                                                                                                                          • Brightside
                                                                                                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                                              Have Toure -- considering transferring out to Snodgrass for next two game weeks.

                                                                                                                                              Which two players would you play out of this lot:

                                                                                                                                              Snodgrass, Ince, MOlsson, JRodriguez.

                                                                                                                                              Is it worth holding on to Toure and just play Ince and MOlsson this week?

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