March
15

The Dugout Discussion – Saturday

Filed under: Dugout Discussion - Posted by: Jontyathuklan 42

A busy Saturday afternoon of Premier League action delivers six kick-offs at three o’clock before we head over to Villa Park for this evening’s encounter, with Chelsea seeking to extend their lead at the top of the table.

Bottom placed Fulham will be hoping for a vital three points to drag them out of the relegation mire when Newcastle pay visit, while fellow strugglers Cardiff face a testing trip to Goodison Park, with the Toffees looking to push on into the top six.

Up in the North East, two of the Premier League’s meanest defences – Sunderland and Crystal Palace – square up at the Stadium of Light, while Pepe Mel looks to ease the pressure on his tenure in the Midlands by claiming the points from West Brom’s trip to the Liberty Stadium to face Swansea. Norwich are another side scrapping to keep themselves out of the bottom three; they face a daunting test today at St Mary’s, while West Ham will look to cement their mid-table status by claiming the points at the Britannia against Mark Hughes’ Stoke.

As always, you can look to our Twitter feed for news of today’s teamsheets, while our Dugout Discussion chatroom is now open and will accompany you through today’s matches right through until the whistle at this evening’s Villa Park fixture.

  1. Average will be very distorted, dead teams don't make early transfers and take hit fails trying to correct it ;)

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. :lol:
      They have Coleman , Yaya ,

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. yeah, lots of dead teams with Fulham defense, Delph, Odemwingie, Sess, etc..

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  2. Manone and vlaar sitting on my bench kicking the shit out of captain hindsight.

    Still, 27 no hits with Rvp (c) and Suarez to come should be green no?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  3. Che/Ars gonna be massive next week

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  4. Is Lukaku still a good option for the DGW??? He is rising again tonight....

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
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  5. Mourinho: "it's difficult to close the mouth"
    ha.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. He needs to take Delph's nuts out first.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. Schweaty Balls.. ha, Delphwagon?

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
  6. should I get rid of eriksen or lallana ?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  7. It will be WW3 on here next week with Chavski Arsenal

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. Yes, with you one of the main culprits.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. You know how it is ;)

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. I'm more worried about tomorrow.

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. I suppose Sp*rs always turn the heat on when they play us

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. One game at a time, anything is possible... I think Liverpool will be massive if they win tomorrow

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
            • 1 year, 1 month ago
  8. Looking forward to hearing from Mourinho.

    I think I felt he was a bit condescending toward Lambert last time 'round and I hope he shows us a little more respect this time.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. just watched the interview after on cnbc. wow! never seen him that angry before

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
    2. He is condescending most of the time in the spurs match he went down the tunnel 30 seconds before the end and shook Sherwood's hand before the end of the game..

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
      1. He does that a lot of the time

        • 1 year, 1 month ago
        1. It is still very patronizing and he should just wait till the end of the match and be respectful to other managers and teams

          • 1 year, 1 month ago
  9. Sterling, Rooney, Suarez to go only 24points in the bag, 8 point hit = very weak sauce

    how you guys doin?

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  10. Is this midfield OK for the DGW?
    Yaya, Silva, Gerrard, Hazard (Noone)

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  11. Azpi & JRod -> Baines & Dzeko

    Ivan & JRod -> Baines & Lukaku???

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
    1. B

      purely because of Gametime probabilities

      • 1 year, 1 month ago
  12. Gonna do snod and lallana to silva and yaya for -4 worth it will give me 9 dgwers
    worth another -4to do chambers to some1up to 5.2 or play azpi /ward?x

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  13. for next week...

    Silva & Chester

    or

    AJ & Zaba

    No hits

    • 1 year, 1 month ago
  14. My 1 villa def got the same number of points as my entire playing def's, kind of describes the day.

    • 1 year, 1 month ago

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Up Howard EVE B, Vs
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Up Schmeichel LEI C, Vs, £
Down Mignolet LIV B
Down Fabianski SWA C
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Up Hart MCI C, Vs
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No Change Ivanovic CHE B
No Change Bertrand SOT B
Up Baines EVE B, Vs
Down Schlupp LEI C, Vs, £
Down Alderweireld SOT B, Inj, £
Up Cresswell WHM B, Vs
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Up Skrtel LIV B
Up Trippier BRN B, Vs
No Change Wollscheid STO C, Vs, Rest, £
Up Rose TOT C, Rest
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No Change Hazard CHE A
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Up Fellaini MUN B
Up Mata MUN A
Up Fábregas CHE B
Up Cambiasso LEI B, Vs, £
Up Lennon EVE A, Vs
Down Sigurdsson SWA C
Down Sterling LIV B
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Down Henderson LIV B
Down Mane SOT C, Vs, Rest
Down Downing WHM C, Vs

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Up Aguero MCI B, Vs
Down Kane TOT B
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Up Vardy LEI B, Rest, £
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