Dugout Discussion

The Dugout Discussion – Sunday

After a day of tepid Fantasy returns, Sunday arrives with a double header that looks bristling with drama and points in equal measure. Quite simply, the stakes at Old Trafford and White Hart Lane couldn’t be higher – bitter rivalries, title and European place ambitions – the ingredients are all there. Sunday really should be a treat.

It all begins in Manchester, with David Moyes’ side attempting to maintain the little momentum they’ve gathered from back-to-back away wins and three consecutive clean sheets. That record will be tested to the full by a Liverpool side that’s simply overflowing with goals, delivered in the main by the feared partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. Fantasy managers will be focused on their performances today, whilst assessing the suitability of United’s assets ahead of their double Gameweek.

The day’s events conclude at White Hart Lane the North London derby – a fixture which has rarely disappointed in recent seasons. Chelsea’s defeat to Villa will have revived Arsenal’s ambitions somewhat but Arsene Wenger’s side cannot afford to drop points against their rivals if they are to get themselves back in the race. As for Spurs, they’ll be seeking a result to aid recovery after suffering hidings from Chelsea and Benfica in the past week. A win would put them firmly back in the hunt for a top four place and keep them on Arsenal’s tail.

Look to our Twitter feed for all the teamsheet tittle-tattle, while our Dugout Discussion chatroom is open to welcome those seeking out some real-time interaction during today’s matches.

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

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  1. BOOM SHAKALAKA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 years, 1 month ago

    My uninspired transfer this week:
    Puncheon -> Huddlestone :-)

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    1. Goaldigger
        2 years, 1 month ago

        That could turn out to be worth at least two points more!

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        1. BOOM SHAKALAKA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 years, 1 month ago

          With Puncheon not starting recently, might even be 3!

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    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Dgw Hazard or Januzaj? Not expecting two full games for Januzaj or much from Hazard either

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      1. Parm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Hazard.

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      2. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Re-posted on new post :)

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    3. Goaldigger
        2 years, 1 month ago

        Score check after bappies?

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        1. Djaphex Fer Fuchs Ake
            2 years, 1 month ago

            53

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          • Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Suarez may get another five points yet

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          • JWF
              2 years, 1 month ago

              44 (-4) or 50+ (-4) if Suarez gets his assist.

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            • sinik #davesaves
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 years, 1 month ago

              31

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            • Djerbil - Viva Portugal
                2 years, 1 month ago

                53 + potential Suarez points

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              • La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 years, 1 month ago

                55

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              • isacki: full casual
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 years, 1 month ago

                53 + any extra Suarez (C) points

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            • Lizard Lips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 years, 1 month ago

              Mannone/Adrian
              Coleman/Azpil/Bardsley/Ward/Chester
              Hazzy/Silva/Yaya/Gerrard/Colback
              S Lukaku S

              WC draft. where could it be improved?

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            • Djaphex Fer Fuchs Ake
                2 years, 1 month ago

                chambers to :

                1. distin
                2. zabaleta
                3. coloccini
                4. coleman
                5. koscielny

                ?

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              • Cooper123
                  2 years, 1 month ago

                  A) Baines and Lallana (-8)

                  B) Zabaleta and Silva (-12)

                  I know the hit for B looks silly but City do have THREE more games left than other teams

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                • Lizard Lips
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 years, 1 month ago

                  Is Lescott a good idea to buy at £4.7m now Kompany is out?

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                • Godfather Bandit 42
                    2 years, 1 month ago

                    Merson shallup, you dullard!

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                    1. Gaz Downright
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      2 years, 1 month ago

                      absolute cringefest

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                  • isacki: full casual
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 years, 1 month ago

                    I have amended the Liverpool formation to include Gerrard's threat from penalties and set pieces

                    ----------Mignolet
                    Johnson Skrtel Agger Flanagan
                    Gerrard Gerrard Gerrard
                    --------------Gerrard
                    -----Sturridge-----Suarez
                    ----------------Gerrard

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                  • Cilly Bonnolly
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 years, 1 month ago

                    Lallana and Whittaker to Ki and Coleman for a -4? Bear in mind I need a midfielder I can happily stick on the bench. Here's my team:

                    Mannone, Adrian
                    Ward, Evra, Azpilicueta, Fonte, Whittaker
                    Lallana, Yaya, Gerrard, Hazard, AJ
                    Suarez, Sturridge, J. Rod

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                  • Baby Face Nelson
                      2 years, 1 month ago

                      Adebayor -3 bps lol

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                    • _Ninja_
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 years, 1 month ago

                      A. Adrian
                      B. Mannone

                      for the double?

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                      1. Gaz Downright
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        2 years, 1 month ago

                        yes

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                        1. _Ninja_
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 years, 1 month ago

                          Cool, which one would you start?

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                    • applebonkers
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      2 years, 1 month ago

                      an only see rosicky being bumped down 1 point max bonus wise, which he should then get back with the winning goal. bps look set there

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                    • Gaz Downright
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      2 years, 1 month ago

                      So I understand Sturridge didn't get a YC? I'm trailing my h2h by 1pt

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                      1. EAGLES (0 Chelsea players)
                          2 years, 1 month ago

                          He did, during a celebration. Never showed on television but the announcer said so

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                        • Cilly Bonnolly
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 years, 1 month ago

                          Apparently he got it in the celebrations of one of the goals. Suarez's I think.

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                      2. Albert Cole
                          2 years, 1 month ago

                          Snodgrass, Lallana and van Persie out.
                          Yaya, Silva and Sturridge in.
                          8 point hit.

                          What do you think, guys?

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                        • Montreal Screwjob
                            2 years, 1 month ago

                            There's definitely an element of bias happening with these assists being given or not being given. Several Lukaku assists - from which I benefited - amongst others. FPL - corrupt to the core!!

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                          • Djaphex Fer Fuchs Ake
                              2 years, 1 month ago

                              Newcastle and Aston villa Coloccini/Vlaar rotation until the end of the season looks decent:

                              Newcastle: Crystal Palace (H)
                              Newcastle: Everton (H)
                              Villa: Fulham (H)
                              Newcastle: Man Utd (H)
                              Villa: Southampton (H)
                              Newcastle: Swansea (H)
                              Villa: Hull City (H)
                              Newcastle: Cardiff City (H)

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                              1. AWOL-Ekotto
                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                  Man U, Everton and Southampton aren't the best of fixtures

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                                  1. Djaphex Fer Fuchs Ake
                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                      yup, but with ivanovic and azpili also in defence, that can be decent :)

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                                    • Bean
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                      have you watched Man U this year? 😉

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                                      1. AWOL-Ekotto
                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                          Yup, and they seem to score most of their goals away from home 😛

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                                  2. FionnMac
                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                      Who will be the risers tonight then lads?

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                                    • FACUPARSE
                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                        Lol@Kos ditchers

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                                        1. Chucky
                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                            Lol@you for being on the wrong post

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                                        2. Djaphex Fer Fuchs Ake
                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                            Who is the best defender for DGW 31. Money no object

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                                            1. AWOL-Ekotto
                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                Coleman

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                                            2. THE CHOSEN JUAN.
                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                People saying sturridge was greedy, I think Suarez was also greedy, he had a few opportunities to pass and he didn't.

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                                              • THE CHOSEN JUAN.
                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                  Doesn't look like Suarez is going to get the assist points as bonuses have been done.

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                                                • Pack The Ripper
                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                    Mata and Lallana
                                                    To
                                                    Silva and Gerrard
                                                    4 point hit

                                                    Yes or no?

                                                    I have Yaya

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                                                  • Karlihno
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                    I want to get Hart in, but in order to ford it should i downgrade:

                                                    A.) Sterling (got SAS)

                                                    B.) Lukaku

                                                    C.) Silva (got Yaya)

                                                    D.) Sturridge

                                                    E.) stick with Boruc

                                                    ???

                                                    Ta people....

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