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.

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
    1. Syd

      I'm afraid to look

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
    2. Bugger all (-4) with 2(possibly) to go

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
    3. 61(-4) Mannone/Johnson/Yaya/Dzeko(c)....

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
      1. Would be similar if I had a different chelsea defender! Good call with Dzeko (c)

        • 4 months, 16 days ago
        1. I had Azpi as well-replaced by Coleman!

          • 4 months, 16 days 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 :(

            • 4 months, 16 days ago
    4. Big hairy bollocks

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
      1. so
        so eloquent

        • 4 months, 16 days ago
      2. Impressive, hits?

        • 4 months, 16 days ago
        1. Just a few scratches

          • 4 months, 16 days 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). :|

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
    1. Syd

      Aguero

      He keeps getting injured

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
      • 4 months, 16 days 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

      • 4 months, 16 days 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

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
  3. Yes... I've broken the 30 point mark!

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
    1. Oh no. I've taken a -8. :(

      • 4 months, 16 days 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 :-)

    • 4 months, 16 days 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

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
  5. Everyone is doing shit. Most with a GW rank around 1milliom or worse. Who the f*** is doing well?

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
    1. GW - 2.3m

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
    2. After bench points 52(-8) with Mannone,Kolorov,Yaya(Aguero) to go

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
      1. If Kolorov starts then the ton is on :cool:

        • 4 months, 16 days 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 :cool:

        • 4 months, 16 days ago
      3. Exactly the same score and remaining staff - just one diff: Alonso instead of Kolarov

        • 4 months, 16 days ago
  6. Somehow I feel this will be the weirdest double game week ever. Tomorrow it will be confirmed, mark it.

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
    1. No one has similar feelings?

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
  7. Syd

    Hibs could go down

    Please please let it happen

    • 4 months, 16 days 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?

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
    1. Just Giggs Boson I believe.

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
      1. :shock: Oh my goodness my rank is gonna soar

        • 4 months, 16 days ago
          • 4 months, 16 days ago
  9. 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.

    • 4 months, 16 days 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

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
  10. Anybody fancy joining me in a song song...http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_RcVzevWX4U

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
    1. Syd

      I canne sing

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
      • 4 months, 16 days ago
    2. For some reason, I imagine you sing like Harry Secombe..

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
  11. what makes me laugh about some of these adverts
    i don't think THEY understand what they're selling

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
    1. Selling the brand that's all

      • 4 months, 16 days 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

    • 4 months, 16 days 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.

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
  13. Is anyone else planning this to be their last season of FPL?

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
    1. this was my first

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
      1. How have you found it? Socially limiting??

        • 4 months, 16 days ago
        1. what exactly do you mean socially limiting?

          • 4 months, 16 days ago
        2. as in, in what capacity is it socially limiting?

          • 4 months, 16 days ago
          1. I'm just joking, but I guess I just mean it takes up a lot of head space and time.

            • 4 months, 16 days 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.

        • 4 months, 16 days ago
        1. Best of luck. I'm 1 point ahead in mine, it's going to the wire.

          • 4 months, 16 days ago
    2. No...nobody can leave. You're trapped.

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
      1. Alas, it will be for me.

        • 4 months, 16 days ago
        1. Why ?

          • 4 months, 16 days ago
            • 4 months, 16 days 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.

            • 4 months, 16 days ago
            1. Variety ,

              It's a good escape

              • 4 months, 16 days ago
              1. It takes over though, don't you find?

                • 4 months, 16 days ago
                1. don't make any transfers or worry about any rumors until Fridays (or the day before for midweek gameweeks), problem solved!

                  • 4 months, 16 days ago
                  1. That was the plan this season!

                    • 4 months, 16 days ago
      2. You can check out but never leave

        • 4 months, 16 days ago
    3. If I planned that , I'd get it wrong as well

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
    4. Planning to die?

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
      1. Never!!

        • 4 months, 16 days ago
      • 4 months, 16 days ago
    1. Looks like he pooed his shorts

      • 4 months, 16 days 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

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
  15. Rolling in the points tonight!!!!

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
    1. Can you spare a few for a cup of tea?

      • 4 months, 16 days ago
    1. Lets keep using this one.

      Up yours mods!!

      • 4 months, 16 days 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.

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
  17. 30 points behind my H2h opponent

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

    No chance right?

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
  18. Be interesting if any one tried parking three buses against man city

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
  19. Liverpool do not need a new defence, they will just carry on and learn to defend better,

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
  20. Syd, could not look but after the storm there's a golden sky and the sweet silver song of the lark

    • 4 months, 16 days ago
  21. What is aggressive, has 4 wheels and does gardening?

    • 4 months, 16 days ago

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  • Sterling
  • Ramsey
  • Chadli
  • Mirallas
  • Adebayor
  • Diego Costa
  • Rooney
  • Trippier
  • Sigurdsson
  • Lukaku

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