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.

1,402 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Coaly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 7 months ago

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

    Open Controls
    1. Syd.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

      I'm afraid to look

      Open Controls
    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      3 years, 7 months ago

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

      Open Controls
    3. Tommy J
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

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

      Open Controls
      1. Coaly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 7 months ago

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

        Open Controls
        1. Tommy J
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 7 months ago

          I had Azpi as well-replaced by Coleman!

          Open Controls
          1. Coaly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 years, 7 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 🙁

            Open Controls
    4. r0nh
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Big hairy bollocks

      Open Controls
      1. RÏɠBY
        3 years, 7 months ago

        so
        so eloquent

        Open Controls
      2. Coaly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Impressive, hits?

        Open Controls
        1. r0nh
          3 years, 7 months ago

          Just a few scratches

          Open Controls
  2. sinik
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 7 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). 😐

    Open Controls
    1. Syd.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Aguero

      He keeps getting injured

      Open Controls
    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Too many

      Open Controls
    3. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 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

      Open Controls
    4. Nice to Finally Michu
      3 years, 7 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

      Open Controls
  3. Spencer - Hungary Neville
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    3 years, 7 months ago

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

    Open Controls
    1. Spencer - Hungary Neville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Oh no. I've taken a -8. 🙁

      Open Controls
  4. Let's talk about Cesc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 7 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 🙂

    Open Controls
    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      3 years, 7 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

      Open Controls
  5. Rödallegabomb ᴿᴮ
    3 years, 7 months ago

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

    Open Controls
    1. r0nh
      3 years, 7 months ago

      GW - 2.3m

      Open Controls
    2. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

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

      Open Controls
      1. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 7 months ago

        If Kolorov starts then the ton is on 😎

        Open Controls
      2. Rödallegabomb ᴿᴮ
        3 years, 7 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 😎

        Open Controls
      3. Pablitto
        3 years, 7 months ago

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

        Open Controls
  6. Pablitto
    3 years, 7 months ago

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

    Open Controls
    1. Pablitto
      3 years, 7 months ago

      No one has similar feelings?

      Open Controls
  7. Syd.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Hibs could go down

    Please please let it happen

    Open Controls
  8. Nice to Finally Michu
    3 years, 7 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?

    Open Controls
    1. r0nh
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Just Giggs Boson I believe.

      Open Controls
      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        3 years, 7 months ago

        😯 Oh my goodness my rank is gonna soar

        Open Controls
        1. Nice to Finally Michu
          3 years, 7 months ago

          hopefully

          Open Controls
  9. Ed
    3 years, 7 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.

    Open Controls
    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      3 years, 7 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

      Open Controls
  10. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 7 months ago

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

    Open Controls
    1. Syd.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

      I canne sing

      Open Controls
    2. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

      😀

      Open Controls
    3. Chris_Fàbregas #DOOS…
      3 years, 7 months ago

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

      Open Controls
  11. RÏɠBY
    3 years, 7 months ago

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

    Open Controls
    1. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Selling the brand that's all

      Open Controls
  12. HuttonDressedasLahm
    3 years, 7 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

    Open Controls
    1. Rödallegabomb ᴿᴮ
      3 years, 7 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.

      Open Controls
  13. Lazarus
    3 years, 7 months ago

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

    Open Controls
    1. sinik
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

      this was my first

      Open Controls
      1. Lazarus
        3 years, 7 months ago

        How have you found it? Socially limiting??

        Open Controls
        1. sinik
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 7 months ago

          what exactly do you mean socially limiting?

          Open Controls
        2. sinik
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 7 months ago

          as in, in what capacity is it socially limiting?

          Open Controls
          1. Lazarus
            3 years, 7 months ago

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

            Open Controls
      2. Rödallegabomb ᴿᴮ
        3 years, 7 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.

        Open Controls
        1. Lazarus
          3 years, 7 months ago

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

          Open Controls
    2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

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

      Open Controls
      1. Lazarus
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Alas, it will be for me.

        Open Controls
        1. Leaf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 7 months ago

          Why ?

          Open Controls
          1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 years, 7 months ago

            This^

            Open Controls
          2. Lazarus
            3 years, 7 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.

            Open Controls
            1. Leaf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 years, 7 months ago

              Variety ,

              It's a good escape

              Open Controls
              1. Lazarus
                3 years, 7 months ago

                It takes over though, don't you find?

                Open Controls
                1. sinik
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 years, 7 months ago

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

                  Open Controls
                  1. Lazarus
                    3 years, 7 months ago

                    That was the plan this season!

                    Open Controls
      2. Leaf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 7 months ago

        You can check out but never leave

        Open Controls
    3. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

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

      Open Controls
    4. Pablitto
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Planning to die?

      Open Controls
      1. Lazarus
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Never!!

        Open Controls
    5. The ginger cafu
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Yes

      Open Controls
    1. r0nh
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Looks like he pooed his shorts

      Open Controls
  14. sinik
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 7 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

    Open Controls
  15. Parm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Rolling in the points tonight!!!!

    Open Controls
    1. Reedy
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Can you spare a few for a cup of tea?

      Open Controls
    1. r0nh
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Lets keep using this one.

      Up yours mods!!

      Open Controls
  16. donaldducksnr
    3 years, 7 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.

    Open Controls
  17. Trigger Happy
    3 years, 7 months ago

    30 points behind my H2h opponent

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

    No chance right?

    Open Controls
  18. mcpandm
    3 years, 7 months ago

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

    Open Controls
  19. mcpandm
    3 years, 7 months ago

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

    Open Controls
  20. mcpandm
    3 years, 7 months ago

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

    Open Controls
  21. PINKFISH (SANCTIONED AND GA…
    3 years, 7 months ago

    What is aggressive, has 4 wheels and does gardening?

    Open Controls