Dugout Discussion

The Dugout Discussion – Tuesday

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. TSO *
      2 years, 4 months ago

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

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      1. Syd
          2 years, 4 months ago

          I'm afraid to look

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        • HuttonDressedasLahm
            2 years, 4 months ago

            Bugger all (-4) with 2(possibly) to go

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          • Tommy J
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 years, 4 months ago

            61(-4) Mannone/Johnson/Yaya/Dzeko(c)....

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            1. TSO *
                2 years, 4 months ago

                Would be similar if I had a different chelsea defender! Good call with Dzeko (c)

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

                  I had Azpi as well-replaced by Coleman!

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                  1. TSO *
                      2 years, 4 months ago

                      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 🙁

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              • r0nh
                  2 years, 4 months ago

                  Big hairy bollocks

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                  1. RÏɠBY MOT
                      2 years, 4 months ago

                      so
                      so eloquent

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                    • TSO *
                        2 years, 4 months ago

                        Impressive, hits?

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                        1. r0nh
                            2 years, 4 months ago

                            Just a few scratches

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                    • sinik #cønt
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 years, 4 months ago

                      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). 😐

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                      1. Syd
                          2 years, 4 months ago

                          Aguero

                          He keeps getting injured

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                        • HuttonDressedasLahm
                            2 years, 4 months ago

                            Too many

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

                            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

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                          • Nice to Finally Michu
                              2 years, 4 months ago

                              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

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                          • Spencer
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                            2 years, 4 months ago

                            Yes... I've broken the 30 point mark!

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

                              Oh no. I've taken a -8. 🙁

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                          • Chelsea Harbour
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 years, 4 months ago

                            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 🙂

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                            1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                Hazard rested
                                Ramsey rested
                                Aguero is a crock
                                RVP probably benched

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

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                            2. Rödallegabomb
                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                Everyone is doing shit. Most with a GW rank around 1milliom or worse. Who the f*** is doing well?

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                                1. r0nh
                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                    GW - 2.3m

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

                                    After bench points 52(-8) with Mannone,Kolorov,Yaya(Aguero) to go

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

                                      If Kolorov starts then the ton is on 😎

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                                    2. Rödallegabomb
                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                        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 😎

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                                      • Pablitto
                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                          Exactly the same score and remaining staff - just one diff: Alonso instead of Kolarov

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                                    3. Pablitto
                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                        Somehow I feel this will be the weirdest double game week ever. Tomorrow it will be confirmed, mark it.

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                                        1. Pablitto
                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                            No one has similar feelings?

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                                        2. Syd
                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                            Hibs could go down

                                            Please please let it happen

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                                          • Nice to Finally Michu
                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                              @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?

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                                              1. r0nh
                                                  2 years, 4 months ago

                                                  Just Giggs Boson I believe.

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                                                  1. Nice to Finally Michu
                                                      2 years, 4 months ago

                                                      😯 Oh my goodness my rank is gonna soar

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                                                      1. Nice to Finally Michu
                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                          hopefully

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                                                  2. Ed
                                                      2 years, 4 months ago

                                                      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.

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                                                      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                          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

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                                                      2. Dr Wakey O'Ska
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                                        Anybody fancy joining me in a song song...http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_RcVzevWX4U

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                                                        1. Syd
                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                            I canne sing

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

                                                            😀

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                                                          • Chris_Fàbregas #DOOS…
                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                              For some reason, I imagine you sing like Harry Secombe..

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                                                          • RÏɠBY MOT
                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                              what makes me laugh about some of these adverts
                                                              i don't think THEY understand what they're selling

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

                                                                Selling the brand that's all

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                                                            • HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                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

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                                                                1. Rödallegabomb
                                                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    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.

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                                                                2. Lazarus
                                                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    Is anyone else planning this to be their last season of FPL?

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                                                                    1. sinik #cønt
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                      this was my first

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                                                                      1. Lazarus
                                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                          How have you found it? Socially limiting??

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                                                                          1. sinik #cønt
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                            what exactly do you mean socially limiting?

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                                                                          2. sinik #cønt
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                            as in, in what capacity is it socially limiting?

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                                                                            1. Lazarus
                                                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                I'm just joking, but I guess I just mean it takes up a lot of head space and time.

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                                                                          3. Rödallegabomb
                                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                              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.

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                                                                              1. Lazarus
                                                                                  2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                  Best of luck. I'm 1 point ahead in mine, it's going to the wire.

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                                                                            • Dr Wakey O'Ska
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                              No...nobody can leave. You're trapped.

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                                                                              1. Lazarus
                                                                                  2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                  Alas, it will be for me.

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

                                                                                    Why ?

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                                                                                    1. Dr Wakey O'Ska
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                      This^

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                                                                                    2. Lazarus
                                                                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                        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.

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

                                                                                          Variety ,

                                                                                          It's a good escape

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                                                                                          1. Lazarus
                                                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                              It takes over though, don't you find?

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                                                                                              1. sinik #cønt
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                don't make any transfers or worry about any rumors until Fridays (or the day before for midweek gameweeks), problem solved!

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                                                                                                1. Lazarus
                                                                                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                    That was the plan this season!

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

                                                                                        You can check out but never leave

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

                                                                                      If I planned that , I'd get it wrong as well

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                                                                                    4. Pablitto
                                                                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                        Planning to die?

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                                                                                        1. Lazarus
                                                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                            Never!!

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                                                                                        2. The ginger cafu
                                                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                            Yes

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                                                                                          1. r0nh
                                                                                              2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                              Looks like he pooed his shorts

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                                                                                          2. sinik #cønt
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                            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

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

                                                                                            Rolling in the points tonight!!!!

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                                                                                            1. Reedy
                                                                                                2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                Can you spare a few for a cup of tea?

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                                                                                              1. r0nh
                                                                                                  2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                  Lets keep using this one.

                                                                                                  Up yours mods!!

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                                                                                              2. donaldducksnr
                                                                                                  2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                • Trigger Happy
                                                                                                    2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                    30 points behind my H2h opponent

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

                                                                                                    No chance right?

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                                                                                                  • mcpandm
                                                                                                      2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                      Be interesting if any one tried parking three buses against man city

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                                                                                                    • mcpandm
                                                                                                        2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                        Liverpool do not need a new defence, they will just carry on and learn to defend better,

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                                                                                                      • mcpandm
                                                                                                          2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                          Syd, could not look but after the storm there's a golden sky and the sweet silver song of the lark

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                                                                                                        • PINKFISH
                                                                                                            2 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                            What is aggressive, has 4 wheels and does gardening?

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