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. GoT-i
      3 years, 1 month ago

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

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      1. Syd.
          3 years, 1 month ago

          I'm afraid to look

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        • HuttonDressedasLahm
            3 years, 1 month ago

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

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          • Tommy J
              3 years, 1 month ago

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

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              1. GoT-i
                  3 years, 1 month ago

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

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                  1. Tommy J
                      3 years, 1 month ago

                      I had Azpi as well-replaced by Coleman!

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                      1. GoT-i
                          3 years, 1 month 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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                  2. r0nh
                      3 years, 1 month ago

                      Big hairy bollocks

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                      1. RÏɠBY MOT
                          3 years, 1 month ago

                          so
                          so eloquent

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                        • GoT-i
                            3 years, 1 month ago

                            Impressive, hits?

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                            1. r0nh
                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                Just a few scratches

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                        • sinik
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 years, 1 month 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.
                              3 years, 1 month ago

                              Aguero

                              He keeps getting injured

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                            • HuttonDressedasLahm
                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                Too many

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                              • Leaf
                                  3 years, 1 month 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
                                    3 years, 1 month 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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                                  3 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                  1. Spencer
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    3 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                • Chelsea Harbour
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  3 years, 1 month 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
                                      3 years, 1 month 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
                                      3 years, 1 month 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
                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                          GW - 2.3m

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                                        • Optimus.
                                            3 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                            1. Optimus.
                                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                                If Kolorov starts then the ton is on 😎

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                                              • Rödallegabomb
                                                  3 years, 1 month 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
                                                    3 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                              • Pablitto
                                                  3 years, 1 month 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
                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                      No one has similar feelings?

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                                                  2. Syd.
                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                      Hibs could go down

                                                      Please please let it happen

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                                                    • Nice to Finally Michu
                                                        3 years, 1 month 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
                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                                            Just Giggs Boson I believe.

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                                                            1. Nice to Finally Michu
                                                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                😯 Oh my goodness my rank is gonna soar

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                                                                1. Nice to Finally Michu
                                                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    hopefully

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                                                            2. Ed
                                                                3 years, 1 month 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
                                                                    3 years, 1 month 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. Yes Ndidi O'Wakey
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                  1. Syd.
                                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      I canne sing

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                                                                    • Optimus.
                                                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                        😀

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                                                                      • Chris_Fàbregas #DOOS…
                                                                          3 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                      • RÏɠBY MOT
                                                                          3 years, 1 month 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
                                                                              3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                              Selling the brand that's all

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                                                                          2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                                              3 years, 1 month 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
                                                                                  3 years, 1 month 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
                                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                                  1. sinik
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                    this was my first

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                                                                                    1. Lazarus
                                                                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        How have you found it? Socially limiting??

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                                                                                        1. sinik
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                          what exactly do you mean socially limiting?

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

                                                                                          as in, in what capacity is it socially limiting?

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                                                                                          1. Lazarus
                                                                                              3 years, 1 month 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
                                                                                            3 years, 1 month 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
                                                                                                3 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                                          • Yes Ndidi O'Wakey
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                                            1. Lazarus
                                                                                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                Alas, it will be for me.

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                                                                                                1. Leaf
                                                                                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                    Why ?

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                                                                                                    1. Yes Ndidi O'Wakey
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                      This^

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                                                                                                    2. Lazarus
                                                                                                        3 years, 1 month 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
                                                                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                            Variety ,

                                                                                                            It's a good escape

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                                                                                                            1. Lazarus
                                                                                                                3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                It takes over though, don't you find?

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                                                                                                                1. sinik
                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                  3 years, 1 month 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
                                                                                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                      That was the plan this season!

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                                                                                                        2. Leaf
                                                                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                            You can check out but never leave

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                                                                                                        3. Leaf
                                                                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                                                          • Pablitto
                                                                                                              3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                              Planning to die?

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                                                                                                              1. Lazarus
                                                                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                  Never!!

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                                                                                                              2. The ginger cafu
                                                                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                  Yes

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                                                                                                                1. r0nh
                                                                                                                    3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                    Looks like he pooed his shorts

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

                                                                                                                  Rolling in the points tonight!!!!

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                                                                                                                  1. Reedy
                                                                                                                      3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                      Can you spare a few for a cup of tea?

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                                                                                                                    1. r0nh
                                                                                                                        3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                        Lets keep using this one.

                                                                                                                        Up yours mods!!

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                                                                                                                    2. donaldducksnr
                                                                                                                        3 years, 1 month 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
                                                                                                                          3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                          30 points behind my H2h opponent

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

                                                                                                                          No chance right?

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                                                                                                                        • mcpandm
                                                                                                                            3 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                                                                          • mcpandm
                                                                                                                              3 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                                                                                                            • mcpandm
                                                                                                                                3 years, 1 month 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 (SANCTIONED AND GA…
                                                                                                                                  3 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                  What is aggressive, has 4 wheels and does gardening?

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