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The Community Round Up

With the campaign drawing to a close, members of the Fantasy Football Scout community were preparing to roll out the red carpet and dish out end-of-season awards. We revisit the week’s discussions to call in on the names earning the plaudits, whilst also harking back to topics which assessed the merits of daring to be different and next season’s potential backline bargains. Elsewhere, we warm up for the World Cup by recalling a discussion that focused on a rather unique international clash. Finally, in our regular summary of the community competitions, we drop in on a new tournament that’s been testing our crystal ball gazing skills to their limit.

The Hottest Topics

Last weekend’s announcement of the PFA’s team of the year proved the catalyst for a glut of posts to honour your top players from the season. Our hot topic proved one of the most popular this week and, while your own selection shared several similarities with the PFA’s choice, some also reserved accolades for unsung heroes who had helped shape their Fantasy season. Granville was quick to point out the value provided by Emmanuel Adebayor during his purple patch, while Sunderland’s Vito Mannone was the undisputed keeper of choice, with the likes of Moin and Walrus Eggs among those dishing out the praise.

Robareid was also inspired to quiz the community for end of season favourites, this time focusing on most enjoyable players to own. Christian Eriksen was his choice, with the likes of Yaya Toure, Seamus Coleman and even Bryan Oviedo earning a mention amongst the discussion that ensued. It was a topic that was revisited only this weekend, with Kingston’s request for a roll call on the season’s FPL Heroes and Villains.

It wasn’t just players earning recognition in this week. Accounting on Chris decided to turn the subject of awards back onto the community itself, asking you for nominations for your favourite posters from the season, providing another of the week’s most popular threads.

Giggs Boson earned a mention in that particular topic and he was duly on hand to continue the retrospective theme, as he cast an eye back over the top Gameweek FPL point scorers. His post certainly highlighted the value in searching out differentials, as the discussion recalled the impact of André Schürrle’s Gameweek 28 tally and Gameweek 34’s surprise success story that was Jason Puncheon.

Looking forward, Andy1’s recent hot topic immediately assessed the assets on offer from relegated Fulham and Cardiff to ask which of their squad are likely to remain on our player list next season. Earlier in the week, we also prompted you to kick-off your plans by requesting your tips on the potential value defenders and goalkeepers on offer in the 2014/15 campaign. With the Everton, Crystal Palace and Chelsea rearguard all set for a hike in price, JimLad reckons that Newcastle could become a great alternative source of cheap defensive points. Meanwhile, Dufflinks had other ideas, pointing out that, without Europa League distractions, Swansea defenders are likely to perform better next season and could prove attractive investments.

Finally, The Sarjeant helped to ease us into World Cup mode by recalling one of the strangest international matches that has ever taken place, where Barbados and Grenada in 1994 took own goals to a new level of ridiculousness. Be sure to check out the chatter and the footage in his thread.

The Community Tournaments

The Sarjeant makes another appearance in this week’s round-up, this time as creator and host of the Punters Predictions competition for a contest that challenges entrants from the community to accumulate points for correct score and result predictions. Skogen89 led the way this week, with Ryan Giggs One More Year running in second.

Meanwhile, over in the Puffinboy Memorial Cup, a tournament dedicated to one of Fantasy Football Scout’s very first posters, DonTheSpecialOne looks to have secured glory: he goes into Gameweek 38 with an impressive 37 point lead.

Jonty Community manager, Scoutcaster and writer. Tweets stats and stuff via @FFScout_Jonty” Follow him on Twitter

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  1. Moin ♖
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Liverpool CS with a goal or assist from Flanagan would be amazing

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    1. Spineløss Weasæ…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 years, 7 months ago

      as long as Rooney doesn't play

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      1. Moin ♖
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 years, 7 months ago

        have Punch as my first sub..would love Rooney to start tomorrow..

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    2. The ghost of a Pug's g…
        2 years, 7 months ago

        Wouldn't you prefer an aguero hatrick tmra? I would

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        1. Moin ♖
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 years, 7 months ago

          Flanagan Goal would be a great differential...Aguero hat trick for sure

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          1. The ghost of a Pug's g…
              2 years, 7 months ago

              You have to choose one...you're only allowed one gw37 wish...

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              1. Spineløss Weasæ…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 years, 7 months ago

                He can have the Flangan goal

                I'll take the Aguero hatty

                sorted

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                1. The ghost of a Pug's g…
                    2 years, 7 months ago

                    Agreed.

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          2. Zombie - LA Vipers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 years, 7 months ago

            Flanagan goal...No CS coz Puncheon needs to score

            and yeah....Suarez blanks

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          3. Tatty Bojangles
              2 years, 7 months ago

              Flanagoal would be GLORIUS.

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          4. LewanGOALski
              2 years, 7 months ago

              if both Rooney & Aguero are out for the final GW, would you rather have Dzeko or RVP ?

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              1. Optimus.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 years, 7 months ago

                Dzeko

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              2. Spineløss Weasæ…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 years, 7 months ago

                Dzeko

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              3. StillNoClue
                  2 years, 7 months ago

                  Dzeko

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                • The ghost of a Pug's g…
                    2 years, 7 months ago

                    Dzekkers

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                  • LewanGOALski
                      2 years, 7 months ago

                      ok, it seems obvious then that Dzeko is a favourite here. Can't blame it tbh.

                      Then I may end up this season with 7.3 M in the bank 😯

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                      1. The ghost of a Pug's g…
                          2 years, 7 months ago

                          Wasted effort. I should have put dzeko in weeks ago 🙁

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                          1. LewanGOALski
                              2 years, 7 months ago

                              yeah. My ML rival has just taken a lead from me by captaining Dzeko, while I am on Kun(c)

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                              1. The ghost of a Pug's g…
                                  2 years, 7 months ago

                                  Yeah...kun has cost me the league 🙁

                                  Ramsey has participated also. A cameo of sorts.

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                          2. DonTheSpecialOne
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                            2 years, 7 months ago

                            Djeko

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                        • Ginkapo
                            2 years, 7 months ago

                            Skrtl, Flanagan and Sturridge here.

                            Palace are gonna go berserk.

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                          • Mull
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                            2 years, 7 months ago

                            Hope Liverpool can beat Palace 5/6-0 to give them some chance of winning the league on the final day.

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                            1. StillNoClue
                                2 years, 7 months ago

                                7-2 with a Skrtel hattrick and Ward brace I can live with

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                                1. Breadbin
                                    2 years, 7 months ago

                                    No. Points for my players only please.

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                                2. The ghost of a Pug's g…
                                    2 years, 7 months ago

                                    Will finish 3.1 to pool

                                    Every chance hey can score 6 past toon though...maybe more

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                                3. gedda
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 years, 7 months ago

                                  Is the game on TV tonight? (UK)

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                                  1. Mull
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 years, 7 months ago

                                    Yes

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                                    1. gedda
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      2 years, 7 months ago

                                      Sky or BT?

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                                      1. Mull
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                        Sky Sports 1

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                                        1. gedda
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          2 years, 7 months ago

                                          blaaah... thanks!

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                                4. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                    2 years, 7 months ago

                                    So Rooney probably out tomorrow. Feck!

                                    Welcome to my team......Fabio 🙁

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                                    1. LewanGOALski
                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                        welcome to mine…Chester 😐

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                                        1. The Old Man
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                                          2 years, 7 months ago

                                          I'm with you.

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                                      • The Old Man
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                        How about welcome to my team Chester. No doubt there will be other sufferers.

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                                      • Breadbin
                                          2 years, 7 months ago

                                          Sterling. Accompanying smiley TBC.

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                                          1. Essan
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            2 years, 7 months ago

                                            me too - was 2nd on my bench. So given the way this GW has gone, a red card on the way ....

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                                        • DonTheSpecialOne
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                                          2 years, 7 months ago

                                          I haven't got Rooney but Ramsey and Azpi, Chester and Dann auto subs here

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                                      • Sarnab
                                          2 years, 7 months ago

                                          Ben Dinnery ‏@BenDinnery 37s
                                          #BR "Coutinho has had a bit of a problem, we don't think he's fully fit but Sturridge has had a really good week, he comes back in" #LFC

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                                        • DonTheSpecialOne
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          2 years, 7 months ago

                                          Cheers for the mention Jonty! I see you're no. 2, it's not over yet.

                                          Many sold Suarez this week.. I certainly didn't, and look forward to his goals tonight 😎
                                          Also just saw Beric (c) him.

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                                        • The Sarjeant
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          2 years, 7 months ago

                                          Anyone on here watch The Inbetweeners?

                                          I got bored last night and made a little song, and used loads of funny things Jay says as samples. I know the songs awful, but I find it funny lol!

                                          You can listen to it here if you want haha! http://m.soundcloud.com/johnnyjj-1/johnny

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                                          1. GoT-i
                                              2 years, 7 months ago

                                              don't quit your day job

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                                            • Magerost
                                                2 years, 7 months ago

                                                Summerparty 2014

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                                            • Spineløss Weasæ…
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              2 years, 7 months ago

                                              Just noticed the bit about Swansea

                                              Hoping Vorm drops to 5.0

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                                              1. Theseus
                                                  2 years, 7 months ago

                                                  What happened?

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                                                  1. Spineløss Weasæ…
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    2 years, 7 months ago

                                                    Just a discussion about whether, without Europa, Swansea defence might be worthy of investment again

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                                                    1. Theseus
                                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                                        Ah good idea!

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                                                  2. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                      2 years, 7 months ago

                                                      Vorms had lots of injuries this season, i dont trust him, Ben Davies might be worth a look.

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                                                    • LewanGOALski
                                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                                        Mannone
                                                        Chelsea - Arsenal - Palace - cheapo - cheap

                                                        FTW! 😎

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                                                    • HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                                        Pick a front 7 for the final GW, with no price or team constraints

                                                        Here's mine

                                                        Eriksen Yaya Sterling Snodgrass

                                                        Adebayor Suarez Sturridge

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                                                        1. Breadbin
                                                            2 years, 7 months ago

                                                            Hazard Eriksen Sterling Schurrle
                                                            Suarez Sturridge Dzeko

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                                                          • LewanGOALski
                                                              2 years, 7 months ago

                                                              Nasri Yaya Sterling Gerrard
                                                              Suarez Sturridge Dzeko

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                                                              1. La Roja
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                4 Liverpool players

                                                                How do u do that?

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                                                                1. LewanGOALski
                                                                    2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                    "No price or team constrains"

                                                                    It's not my team. Weren't we suppose to just pick the 7 we'd bet on?

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                                                                2. Breadbin
                                                                    2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                    Do you have many Liverpool defenders in the rest of the team?

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                                                                    1. GoT-i
                                                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                        probably only Mignolet Flanny and Johnson

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                                                                        1. Breadbin
                                                                            2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                            Any more would be pushing it, 3 defenders is about right.

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                                                                          • LewanGOALski
                                                                              2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                              No Skrtel ? 😯

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                                                                              1. GoT-i
                                                                                  2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                  Would say 7 'Pool is enough, Skrtel is more likely to get an OG than a goal anyway

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                                                                        2. GoT-i
                                                                            2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                            Eriksen Yaya Sterling Hazard
                                                                            Suarez Sturridge Dzeko

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                                                                        3. Theseus
                                                                            2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                            Is it worthy to swap aguero to sturridge and captain him in FPL. Help pls...

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                                                                            1. Breadbin
                                                                                2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                You can't do that.

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                                                                                1. Theseus
                                                                                    2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                    What do you mean?

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                                                                                    1. Breadbin
                                                                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                        I can't make it any clearer.

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                                                                                        1. La Roja
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                          😆

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                                                                                  • Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                      2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                      Wait for news. We dont know if hes fit or not.

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                                                                                    • Theseus
                                                                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                        Ok didnt do it. Thanks breadbin and wilshere!

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                                                                                    • Azerbaijan Shopping Centre
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                      what is the goal difference difference between city and L'pool

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                                                                                      1. rixopod
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                        Wow you are lazy

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                                                                                    • MJ6987 (Denver)
                                                                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                        You can't afford another slip up now Stevie G!

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                                                                                        1. MJ6987 (Denver)
                                                                                            2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                            Actually, the slip thing was not that relevant - he had already failed to control the ball and slipped desperately trying to catch Ba. He wouldn't have caught him anyway.

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                                                                                        2. The ghost of a Pug's g…
                                                                                            2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                            Hmm

                                                                                            Dzeko or sturridge for final week?

                                                                                            Tonight should assist my decision

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                                                                                            1. LewanGOALski
                                                                                                2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                if Kun out, both ideally. If just one - Sturridge IMO

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                                                                                                1. The ghost of a Pug's g…
                                                                                                    2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                    Yeah...unfortunately in midfield I have Ramsey and noone also. Was fancying sterling for it. Don't wana take too many hits

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                                                                                                2. GoT-i
                                                                                                    2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                    both

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                                                                                                3. samcro
                                                                                                    2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                    Suarez down in the warm up. I kid you not, check twitter.

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                                                                                                    1. Breadbin
                                                                                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                        Lol at Suarez owners.

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                                                                                                      • La Roja
                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                        Go away

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                                                                                                        1. samcro
                                                                                                            2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                            Why? It's true.

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                                                                                                            1. La Roja
                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                              2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                              Don't go away then

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                                                                                                            2. MJ6987 (Denver)
                                                                                                                2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                maybe he caught Rooney's bug?

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                                                                                                          • MJ6987 (Denver)
                                                                                                              2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                              😆

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                                                                                                            • DonTheSpecialOne
                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                              2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                              :yawn:

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                                                                                                              1. Somalion
                                                                                                                  2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                  He's not kidding though. On MNF, imagine he's grand but he looked like throwing up.

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                                                                                                                • GoT-i
                                                                                                                    2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                    "19:37
                                                                                                                    I don't want to alarm you Liverpool fans, but Luis Suarez has just been in deep conversation with the physio which ended with the striker taking a tablet."

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                                                                                                                    1. DonTheSpecialOne
                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                      2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                      :O

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                                                                                                                • samcro
                                                                                                                    2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                    Sounds like sickness rather than injury.

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                                                                                                                • Sarnab
                                                                                                                    2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                    If Manutd finishes 7th, they aren't playing in Europa next season. Right?

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                                                                                                                    1. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                        correct

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                                                                                                                      • DonTheSpecialOne
                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                        You're right

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                                                                                                                      • Sarnab
                                                                                                                          2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                          Cheers. That'll be good

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                                                                                                                      • Somalion
                                                                                                                          2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                          Suarez unwell in the warm up. Looks like the doctor has looked at him, Suarez was wretching.

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                                                                                                                          1. Breadbin
                                                                                                                              2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                              Sounds terminal.

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                                                                                                                              1. Somalion
                                                                                                                                  2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                                  Now that you mention it, he's dead.

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                                                                                                                                  1. Breadbin
                                                                                                                                      2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                                      I laughed 🙂

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                                                                                                                                      1. Somalion
                                                                                                                                          2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                                          😀

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                                                                                                                                • The Old Man
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                                                                                                                                  2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                                  Predictions for tonight's score? It wouldn't surprise me to see Palace as the party poopers.

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                                                                                                                                  1. MJ6987 (Denver)
                                                                                                                                      2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                                      0-0

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                                                                                                                                    • Declan
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                                                                                                                                      2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                                      2-2

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                                                                                                                                    • Sarnab
                                                                                                                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                                        1-2
                                                                                                                                        Bolasie
                                                                                                                                        Sterling and Suarez

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                                                                                                                                      • DonTheSpecialOne
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                                                                                                                                        2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                                        0-2

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                                                                                                                                          2.0

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                                                                                                                                      • Lazarus
                                                                                                                                          2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                                          It's great to see Neville and Carra on Sky together, two great servants for their respective clubs and "proper football men".

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                                                                                                                                          1. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                                                                              2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                                              Just need Carra to find a new accent and stop talking twaddle

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                                                                                                                                          2. Wolverine
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                                                                                                                                              NEW POST

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                                                                                                                                            • Mr Smith
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                                                                                                                                                Seeing a lot of people moaning about key players out this gameweek but this game rewards those sensible enough to build solid squads that can be relied on. Thankfully I did my homework and so am in a great position to absorb these injuries.

                                                                                                                                                Out for me this week are Ramsey, Azpi & Rooney but thankfully in come Eriksen(2), Chester(0) and Collins(0).

                                                                                                                                                😀

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                                                                                                                                              • Licky
                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                                                  What are the chances Liverpool win the title the season after Gerrard retires?

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                                                                                                                                                • mgilbert86
                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 7 months ago

                                                                                                                                                    Ramsey -> Sterling?

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