May
06

The Dugout Discussion – Tuesday

Filed under: Dugout Discussion - Posted by: Paul

Fantasy managers have just one match to entertain us this evening as United play their final home game of what has been a tumultuous first campaign of the post-Ferguson era. Ryan Giggs’ brief tenure as interim-manager of the Red Devils has already served up an impressive hammering of Norwich before Sunderland quickly burst the bubble of optimism last weekend:

Giggs makes as many as eight alterations from the side that lost to the Black Cats, with the Welshman joinging the likes of Nemanja Vidic, Juan Mata and Robin Van Persie on the bench. Once again, the hosts are without Wayne Rooney, who has failed to recover from the illness and/or groin problem that saw him miss the Black Cats clash.

Steve Bruce makes five changes for visitors Hull – with their top-flight survival now secured, the Tigers manager’s teamsheet clearly has one eye on the upcoming FA Cup Final clash against Arsenal.

Our Twitter feed carries all the news from tonight’s team sheets, while the Dugout Discussion chatroom remains open to collect your real-time reactions to this evening’s events.

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  1. Score check: 51 with Yaya Dzeko and Manonne to go.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Syd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      I'm afraid to look

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Bugger all (-4) with 2(possibly) to go

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. 61(-4) Mannone/Johnson/Yaya/Dzeko(c)....

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Would be similar if I had a different chelsea defender! Good call with Dzeko (c)

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. I had Azpi as well-replaced by Coleman!

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. We have pretty much the same team, except I had Eriksen over AJ and Smalling over Evra, and your vastly superior bench coming in vs. my Chester and Dann both coming in for 0 :(

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Big hairy bollocks

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. so
        so eloquent

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. Impressive, hits?

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Just a few scratches

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
  2. What's your worst single transfer of the entire season?

    Mine was Coleman > Cahill for a hit before GW35. 11 points vs -3 points (1 minus 4). 😐

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Syd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      Aguero

      He keeps getting injured

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Oh god where do I start

      Elements of bad luck in a lot of them but bringing in Bardsley 2 weeks ago (above brown) was bad . Obvious he would not get his place back after the team had just got results v Cheksea & citeh

      Pretty stupid

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. GW5 back when I was playing this game and making a lot of foolish decisions I brought in Michu and Rooney for a hit only to find out he was injured later in the week so I took another hit to sell him for HBA. Both HBA and Rooney under-performed severely and I ended up with 35 (-8) points, a huge red arrow and a GW rank of about 2.5 million

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  3. Yes... I've broken the 30 point mark!

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Oh no. I've taken a -8. :(

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  4. Now I am out of running to cash in my mini league I'm thinking of taking shedload of hits to create awesome looking team given I have to look at the pricks all off -season.

    Def Suarez Aguero RVP up front... At this stage Hazard Ramsey Yaya in the middle :-)

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Hazard rested
      Ramsey rested
      Aguero is a crock
      RVP probably benched

      I may go super punty just for kicks
      Sanogo Kane Rosicky To start

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  5. Everyone is doing shit. Most with a GW rank around 1milliom or worse. Who the f*** is doing well?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. GW - 2.3m

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. After bench points 52(-8) with Mannone,Kolorov,Yaya(Aguero) to go

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. If Kolorov starts then the ton is on 😎

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. Bench points for me too. So so tight. Me and the guy my H2H rival is playing have similar teams so rooting for players isn't hard. My H2H and rival have similar teams too though. Comes down to Aguero c and Wickham to score more than Dzeko. If so then the money is mine 😎

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
      3. Exactly the same score and remaining staff - just one diff: Alonso instead of Kolarov

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  6. Somehow I feel this will be the weirdest double game week ever. Tomorrow it will be confirmed, mark it.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. No one has similar feelings?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  7. Syd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    Hibs could go down

    Please please let it happen

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  8. @Smartypants I haven't seen you on here in a long time, could you do me a huge solid and let me know how many teams of the top 10K captained RVP and if it isn't too much trouble, how many in the top 3k?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Just Giggs Boson I believe.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. 😯 Oh my goodness my rank is gonna soar

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
          • 1 year, 3 months ago
  9. Ed

    So, looking ahead to next season - what one change are you going to try and implement in terms of the way you approach the game?

    For me it's that I have to be prepared to take hits early in the season; 1) in order to get in form players in my team 2) Increase TV.
    This seems like a very logical approach, however on FFS this year it was evident many players (inc myself) didn't do it. I dread to think where I would be if I had brought in Ramsey and Yaya earlier.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Jumping on high ownership players. They kill you if you don't have them

      Stop trying to be clever. I have owned some mental players this season

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  10. Anybody fancy joining me in a song song...http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_RcVzevWX4U

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Syd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      I canne sing

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. 😀

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. For some reason, I imagine you sing like Harry Secombe..

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  11. what makes me laugh about some of these adverts
    i don't think THEY understand what they're selling

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Selling the brand that's all

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  12. Just had a thought

    Assuming (crazy this season) City win tomorrow, then Liverpool just need a win v Newcastle, to have hope. Now goal difference is irrelevant, having too much Liverpool attack is silly. They may have learnt a lesson yesterday

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. If we had held out for the win yesterday we could have hoped for big Sam to park the bus for a 0-0 but now West Ham have to score.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  13. Is anyone else planning this to be their last season of FPL?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. this was my first

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. How have you found it? Socially limiting??

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. what exactly do you mean socially limiting?

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
        2. as in, in what capacity is it socially limiting?

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. I'm just joking, but I guess I just mean it takes up a lot of head space and time.

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. My first serious season all the way through. I thought I had my cash H2H in the bag, but it all comes down to tomorrow. Then the weekend will decide it.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Best of luck. I'm 1 point ahead in mine, it's going to the wire.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. No...nobody can leave. You're trapped.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Alas, it will be for me.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Why ?

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
            • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. It's not that I don't enjoy it, it's been great fun. It's just the right time as I want to make the conscious decision to devote time to other things, such as family life and other hobbies.

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
            1. Variety ,

              It's a good escape

              • 1 year, 3 months ago
              1. It takes over though, don't you find?

                • 1 year, 3 months ago
                1. don't make any transfers or worry about any rumors until Fridays (or the day before for midweek gameweeks), problem solved!

                  • 1 year, 3 months ago
                  1. That was the plan this season!

                    • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. You can check out but never leave

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. If I planned that , I'd get it wrong as well

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Planning to die?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Never!!

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Looks like he pooed his shorts

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  14. was originally planning

    Aguero + Podolski > Suarez + Sturridge

    but now I think a wise move (pending pressers) would be

    Aguero + Mata > Suarez + ?

    maybe Hazard or Ozil in there..hmmm

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  15. Rolling in the points tonight!!!!

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Can you spare a few for a cup of tea?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Lets keep using this one.

      Up yours mods!!

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  16. So, next season, who needs what to do well?

    Arsenal: a striker. Could do with a better goalkeeper and defense too.

    Chelsea: a striker.

    Man Utd: A new midfield and defense.

    City: a partner for Kompany

    Liverpool: a new defense.

    Spurs: where do you start?

    They all have to do business. Some clearly more so than others. And many after the same targets. Man U's last two windows have involved them signing a defensive midfield target man and an attacking midfielder they didnt need, for 65mn. Spurs managed to waste all the Bale money in a single summer and their best players are looking at the exit. Everton will have to do very well just to replace the loanees they will lose this season, in Barry, Lukaku and Delofue, let alone strengthen. The blithe assumption that other teams will strengthen and this put Liverpool back in 7th is just wrong. Still, think it'll be all about the oil clubs next season.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  17. 30 points behind my H2h opponent

    Me - zaba yaya(c) dzeko
    Him - kolarov yaya alonso

    No chance right?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  18. Be interesting if any one tried parking three buses against man city

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  19. Liverpool do not need a new defence, they will just carry on and learn to defend better,

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  20. Syd, could not look but after the storm there's a golden sky and the sweet silver song of the lark

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  21. What is aggressive, has 4 wheels and does gardening?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago

Scout Picks

Gameweek 4

  • Butland
  • Richards
  • Skrtel
  • Kolarov
  • Sánchez
  • Mahrez
  • Hazard
  • Ritchie
  • Benteke
  • Aguero
  • Wilson
  • Zouma
  • Chadli
  • Mame Biram Diouf

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 1 Sep, 2015 9:40am
Player Club Factors
No Change Butland STO C, Vs
Up Lindegaard WBA C, Vs, Rest
Up Fabianski SWA B, Vs
Down Mignolet LIV A
No Change Boruc BOU C
Down Hart MCI A, Vs
Down Stekelenburg SOT B, VsX
Up Pantilimon SUN C, Vs
Down Ruddy NOR C, Vs
Down Guzan AVL C

Defenders

Last updated: 1 Sep, 2015 12:31pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Kolarov MCI A, Vs, Rest
Up Naughton SWA B, Vs
Up Dawson WBA B, Vs
No Change Francis BOU B
No Change Muniesa STO C, Vs
Down Skrtel LIV B
Up Cresswell WHM B
No Change Martin NOR B, Vs
Down Cédric Soares SOT B
No Change Azpilicueta CHE B
Up Bellerín ARS C, Rest
Down Darmian MUN A, VsX
Up Janmaat NEW C
Down Richards AVL C

Midfielders

Last updated: 1 Sep, 2015 3:16pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Silva MCI A, Vs
No Change Mahrez LEI A, Inj
No Change Sánchez ARS C
Up André Ayew SWA A, Vs
No Change Payet WHM B, Vs
Up Pedro CHE B
No Change Y Touré MCI A, Vs
Up Lens SUN A, Vs
Up Redmond NOR B, Vs
Down Ritchie BOU C, Vs
Up Mane SOT B, VsX
Up Sako CPL A, £
Down Coutinho LIV B, Sus
Down Shaqiri STO C, Vs

Forwards

Last updated: 1 Sep, 2015 3:20pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI C, Vs
No Change Wilson BOU A, Vs, £
No Change Gomis SWA A, Vs
No Change Mame Biram Diouf STO B, Vs
Down Benteke LIV C, Inj
No Change Diego Costa CHE B
Down Kane TOT C
Up Sakho WHM B, Vs
Up Rondón WBA B, Vs
No Change Vardy LEI A
No Change Pellè SOT B, VsX
Down Deeney WAT C

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VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

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