Say What

Say What – Gameweek 37

This week’s Say What sees a number of managers already looking ahead to the following season. Jose Mourinho is searching for a nailed-on forward in order to rotate less up front, Brendan Rodgers is desperate to shore up his defence, Sam Allardyce and Arsene Wenger will be shopping for attacking options, whilst Mark Hughes is hoping to keep his on-loan wide man at the Britannia after a switch to 4-3-3 saw Stoke send Fulham tumbling into the Championship:

After his side threw away a three-goal advantage at Selhurst Park on Monday evening, Brendan Rodgers conceded he’s looking to strengthen in defence for the following campaign. Liverpool’s title bid looks to have all but ended after their capitulation at Palace – whilst credit is due for their 99 goals scored, the Reds have conceded 49 in return; the same number as West Ham and three more than Tony Pulis’ side:

“We gave away the full three points having played so well. But if you defend like that, you’re going to concede goals and that was the disappointment. We got the three goals and we could have had more, but it’s not good enough, the management of the game in those 12 minutes. And that’s something going forward that we will need to look at, because you can’t do it. That’s 99 goals we’ve scored this season, so to come here and be 3-0 up and concede three goals, as a coach, that’s what you have to look at. The players gave everything, as they do. But we just didn’t defend well enough. It’s an area that we know we need to be better at. We’ve improved a lot in many aspects of our game and that will be an area I’m sure we’ll look at – and nobody more so than myself.”
Brendan Rodgers is keen to address Liverpool’s porous defence.

 

Jose Mourinho is already looking ahead to next season after a weekend to forget at home to Norwich. Chelsea have taken just a single point from their last two home games after Sunday’s goalless draw and with not one of his current forwards reaching double figures this season, the Blues boss reckons his summer spending spree may allow a new forward to become another one of his new batch of “Untouchables”.

“In management the ones that you really mean by the untouchables, or the spine, are the ones where you know the stability is there. I think Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry and Azpilicueta were a spine and a strength during the whole season. With the strikers, I was trying to go from moment to moment, from quality to quality, and I think we were very successful in that. The other three positions are positions where it’s easy to change between Hazard, Schurrle, Salah, Oscar and Willian. If next season we have, for example, a number nine that we decide deserves to be the first choice, plus the stability that Matic can give by being always available, and with Ramires hopefully getting fewer bans – hopefully then we can have more stability.”
Jose Mourinho discusses his selection process this season.

 

Mark Hughes discussed his decision to bench Peter Crouch for last weekend’s win over Fulham. The Stoke boss opted for a tactical tweak and opted for fit-again Oussama Assaidi and Marko Arnautovic on the flanks, with Peter Odemwingie moved into the lone forward role in Crouch’s absence – the latter two bagged a goal and assist, whilst the on-loan Assaidi was also amongst the goals and is a player Hughes is desperate to retain:

“We finished the game against Spurs with Peter Odemwingie, Assaidi and Arnautovic as a three and I just wanted to see them from the start to see if they could affect the game as I thought they could. And because Peter Crouch could be unavailable for certain games next season I think we possibly surprised them with the front three and it was difficult for the lad Burn to go up against Ossie in the first half. There’s a hope we will be able to keep him here and a lot of that is down to the player himself. We are hopeful, but it’s out of our hands to an extent and dependent on what Liverpool value him at”.
Mark Hughes on his change of tactics last weekend and his future hopes for Oussama Assaidi.

 

Felix Magath explained the reason behind his withdrawal of Lewis Holtby with just 34 minutes on the clock at the Britannia. The 4-1 defeat means that, with one more game remaining, the Cottagers have shipped 83 goals – the highest tally since 2007-08 – whilst their record of 24 losses is the worst in the top-flight since 2009-10 – judging by their manager’s words, it’s even to see why:

“I think the player (Holtby) is very skilful but he doesn’t get any of the ball or fight – there was nothing for him today…There was no fighting spirit there. I think they felt too much pressure – we cannot run, we cannot pass, we cannot play and we have never been in the game.
Felix Magath seems to have little faith in Lewis Holtby or any of his current Fulham squad.

 

With a 2-0 win over Tottenham finally securing his side’s survival, Sam Allardyce was quick to acknowledge West Ham need to improve their attacking options next season. Andy Carroll has scored just twice in an injury-blighted campaign and with top scorer Kevin Nolan notching only seven times in 32 appearances, the Hammers boss is ready to scour the market:

‘We need to add a bit more flair, a bit more finishing power in the final third. You don’t want to go through next season with some of the phases like this season and that boils down to making a bigger and better squad. As good as the players have done since I have been here sometimes that hasn’t been good enough. My job is always to improve and you can’t stand still in this league.’
Big Sam is determined to boost the Hammers’ attacking options.

 

Arsene Wenger also has one eye on improving his offensive options. The Gunners have struggled to deal with injury stints for Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski and Aaron Ramsey this season and, whilst Olivier Giroud has finished the season strongly with three goals and an assist in his last four appearances, the Arsenal manager is looking to bolster his options – a concern, perhaps, for Giroud’s game time, after the forward started all but two of his side’s first 37 matches:

“To bring one more offensive player in, yes, who can play in different offensive positions. We have to see, because what you want is not to buy just to buy. It is one who can play with Giroud as well because (Mesut) Ozil was out, (Lukas) Podolski was out.
Arsene Wenger outlines his priorities for the summer shopping window.

 

United’s interim-manager Ryan Giggs shocked the Fantasy fraternity by making eight alterations to his starting line-up for last night’s win over Hull. Despite the absence of Wayne Rooney, the Welshman benched the likes of Juan Mata and Robin Van Persie and explained handed James Wilson the lone forward role, with Marouane Fellaini tucked in behind – Giggs discussed his team decision after the duo bagged two goals and a pair of assists respectively:

“I wasn’t happy with Saturday’s result [against Sunderland] and the performance. I wasn’t angry, I was just gutted after doing so well the week before. I just wanted to freshen things up a bit. The fans recognise young players and will give them a chance if they make a mistake and they took their chance. James (Wilson) didn’t surprise me. I wanted to play Marouane Fellaini up with him to add a bit of presence and take the pressure off him a little bit. It worked well, they linked up for the first goal and it was great to see James score the two goals.”
Ryan Giggs explains his reasons for “that” team selection last night .

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  1. Somalion - Purple Rain
      2 years, 1 month ago

      Just saw the Phil Jones injury. That lad won't survive pro football if he keeps going the way he is. Some say brave, I say stupid.

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      1. Spineless O'Weasel - #…
          2 years, 1 month ago

          Very Robsoneque in the way he approaches things

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          1. Somalion - Purple Rain
              2 years, 1 month ago

              Aye, he'll kill himself at this rate. Not once did he even take a look at where he was running for the cross.

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          2. Pepin - RIP Absinthe
              2 years, 1 month ago

              I say stupid, too

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              1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                  2 years, 1 month ago

                  Good, right decision 😉

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              2. Pepin - RIP Absinthe
                  2 years, 1 month ago

                  The best defensive players in any sport aren't those who aimlessly throw their bodies in their line of fire; it's those whose positioning, anticipation, reflexes and understanding of the game allow them to neutralize the attackers successfully.

                  The worst defensive players are those who throw themselves around because they lack most of the above.

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                  1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                      2 years, 1 month ago

                      Exactly, this wasn't even defensive it was trying to score from a corner. He takes off, never once looks where he's going, jumps and barrels into Figueroa without ever touching the ball.

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                        1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                            2 years, 1 month ago

                            Pretty much exactly that!

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                    • Dr Wakey Le Coq
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                      2 years, 1 month ago

                      Agreed, but never mind him if he's daft enough to play like that....what about some poor bloke that 's gonna end up in hospital with him next time. Just straight forward dangerous play.

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                      1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                          2 years, 1 month ago

                          Very fair point, dangerous for everyone involved.

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                    • Camp No No
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                      2 years, 1 month ago

                      Associate with the right Premier League star:

                      A) Screwed his team mate's ex.
                      B) Screwed his brother's wife.
                      C) Screwed hookers when his wife was pregnant.
                      D) Screwed his knee and his career to win World Cup 2010.
                      E) Screwed his team's chances to PL title April 27 2014.

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                      1. Namtab Nomolos
                          2 years, 1 month ago

                          I can't believe you left Bendtner our of this

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                          1. Namtab Nomolos
                              2 years, 1 month ago

                              F) Screwed a taxi

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                              1. Camp No No
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                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                To my defence, he's hardly a PL _star_

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                                1. Namtab Nomolos
                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                    Fair point :)

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                                2. Pepin - RIP Absinthe
                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                    Technically, he rubbed his butt against it, so not really 'screwing'

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                                    1. Camp No No
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                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                      Let's just say, if that's his idea of screwing, I start to understand that what he does on pitch may be his idea of playing football.

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                              2. The Machine
                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                  Cazorla?

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                                  1. The Machine
                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                      My word

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                                  2. Pepin - RIP Absinthe
                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                      A) Terry
                                      B) Giggs
                                      C) Rooney
                                      D) Nando
                                      E) Stevie G

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                                      1. Camp No No
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                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                        We've got a winner!

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                                    • Spineless O'Weasel - #…
                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                        I wan't to answer John Terry for all but

                                        a) John Terry
                                        b) Ryan Giggs
                                        c) Wayne Rooney
                                        d) Fernando Torres?
                                        e) Steven Gerrard

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                                        1. Camp No No
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                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                          You've got the correct names though, so maybe you should be the winner? I don't know. Nor do I care.

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                                          1. Spineless O'Weasel - #…
                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                              give it Pepin, he needs it more than me 😉

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                                              1. Pepin - RIP Absinthe
                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                  😆

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                                                  1. Camp No No
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                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                    congrats, I give you +1 vote for the victory! Amazing prizes in my quiz!

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                                          2. El Magico - Insane In De Br…
                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                              JT
                                              Giggs
                                              Rooney
                                              Puyol
                                              Stevie G

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                                            • El Muñeco
                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/apr/14/maxi-lopez-sampdoria-wanda-derby-inter

                                                Good read. John Terry would be proud of this lad.

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                                            • dribbler
                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                repost

                                                Who am I?

                                                I played 20 times for England and ended my playing career at a club who were previously coached by one of the Mighty Magyars

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                                                1. Pepin - RIP Absinthe
                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                    This is a bit too deep for me, maybe I'm too young to know too

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                                                    1. dribbler
                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                        more clues to follow

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                                                    2. dribbler
                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                        I signed my first professional contract for Bill Dodgin

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                                                        1. dribbler
                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                            I played in the same position as 2 of my childhood heroes Len Shackleton and Jackie Milburn

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                                                            1. dribbler
                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                Bobby Moore was my replacement in the England team

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                                                                1. dribbler
                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    I managed a club for 13 seasons and won the F.A.Cup and U.E.F.A.Cup while only buying 14 players from other clubs

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                                                            2. RabMac
                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                Bobby Robson?

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                                                                1. dribbler
                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    yup well done rab (lucky you're here)

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                                                                    1. dribbler
                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                        mind you the last one was my suicide attempt

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                                                                        1. RabMac
                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            I actually got it from the original clue and posted on the original question.

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                                                                  • money face bandwagon
                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      Going to replace kun n ramsey.
                                                                      Which 1 is better?

                                                                      A) Sterling/gerrard + dzeko

                                                                      B) Sturridge+ silva

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                                                                    • Trigg
                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                        The Members Cup comes down to:

                                                                        A) Zaba + Wickham + 12

                                                                        B) Mannone + Kompany + Yaya + Borini

                                                                        I'd say its on a knife edge. Agreed?

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                                                                        1. Woy of the Wovers
                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            12pts is a good advantage.

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                                                                          • Pepin - RIP Absinthe
                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                              Impossible to call Trigg, who knows who gets benched, etc. Looks close on paper for sure.

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                                                                              1. Trigg
                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                  True. Azpil really did me over this GW!

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                                                                              2. Slavic Madridista
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                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                Almost completely rides on Yaya's shoulders for B)

                                                                                He's the only player that could claw back 12 points by himself.

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                                                                                1. Trigg
                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                    Yeah, if I was him, I'd be worried about Yaya. But he is shading it for sure.

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                                                                                2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                    Its almost wick v borini

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

                                                                                  Does anyone on here listen to The Football Ramble podcast?

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                                                                                  1. In Like Flynn.
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                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                    I just go to my local, a combination of ramble and rant.

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                                                                                    1. Slavic Madridista
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      My local would be a combination of drivel and piss(tachio nuts)..

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                                                                                  2. applebonkers
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                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                    usually fall asleep with it on on tuesday nights. (not necessarily saying it's boring)

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                                                                                    1. Slavic Madridista
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      I'm the same :)

                                                                                      Football Weekly for the actual football news and analysis, Football Ramble for the craic and banter :)

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                                                                                      1. applebonkers
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                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        yeah. if you include the premier league website podat you get football weekly monday, ramble tuesday, premier league website wednesday and football weekly extra thursday. then bbc friday night preview to complete the week

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                                                                                        1. Jönny
                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            Premier League one any good? Been looking for something to fill the gap between Ramble and Extra!

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                                                                                            1. applebonkers
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                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                              yeah it's more than adequate, lots of ian dowie

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                                                                                          • Slavic Madridista
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                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            Oooh there's more? Awesome, week is now complete.

                                                                                            Haha cheers AB :) looking forward to seeing you and Evs take on the podcast!

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                                                                                            1. applebonkers
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                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                              is thursday now. have had to call off the makeup team. evs was very good on it last year so under some pressure

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                                                                                  3. In Like Flynn.
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                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                    Are either of tonight's games on tele?

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                                                                                    1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      Villa on Sky

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                                                                                      1. In Like Flynn.
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                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        Thanks Epic, that's your boys isn't it?

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                                                                                        1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                          Aye. Though I'm actually thinking of watching the Real Madrid match instead. Far more interesting happenings in the title race at the moment.

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                                                                                          1. In Like Flynn.
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                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            😯

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                                                                                            1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                              😳

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                                                                                          2. getfunky
                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                              i'll be flipping between the two

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                                                                                    2. The Machine
                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        Ok this is another tricky one

                                                                                        - UCL Quarterfinalist last year

                                                                                        - Man city

                                                                                        - Never won the premiere league

                                                                                        - Finished one season as one of the top 5 goal scorers (premier league)

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                                                                                        1. ⁴² GTS
                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            Robinho?

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                                                                                            1. The Machine
                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                Dont think he finished in top 5, could be wrong myself though

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                                                                                              • The Machine
                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                  wasn't in the QFs last year, wrong

                                                                                                  Although he did finish 4th

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                                                                                              • Woy of the Wovers
                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                  Nasri

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                                                                                                  1. Camp No No
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                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                    Has won it.

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                                                                                                  2. Camp No No
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                    and wasn't in last years quarters.

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                                                                                                • applebonkers
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                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                  santa cruz, malaga

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                                                                                                  1. applebonkers
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                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                    (almost said demichelis until re-reading the last clue)

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                                                                                                    1. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                        I typed Danta cruz, and lost out changing it! :(

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                                                                                                        1. Billy Gilmore
                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                            It took you 48 seconds to change a letter? 😉

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                                                                                                            1. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                Bloody phone and fat fongers!

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                                                                                                                1. Slavic Madridista
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                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                  😀

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                                                                                                        2. The Machine
                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                            Jeez you're quick

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                                                                                                        3. El Magico - Insane In De Br…
                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                            Adebayor

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                                                                                                          • Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                              Roque Santa Cruz

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                                                                                                            • Elniñorules
                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                Demi

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                                                                                                              • HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                  What's the Premiere league ? 😉

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                                                                                                              • CynicalSteve
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                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                Rooting against Yaya for the umpteenth time this season.

                                                                                                                Not looking forward to it...

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                                                                                                                1. In Like Flynn.
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                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                  Nothing personal TCS, but I shall be happy if you're wrong for the umpteenth time as well.

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                                                                                                                  1. CynicalSteve
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                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                    Well, I have him, but not capped like my rival.

                                                                                                                    It will be bittersweet when he scores.

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                                                                                                                    1. Slavic Madridista
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                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                      Same here!

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                                                                                                                    2. In Like Flynn.
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                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                      I'm just desperate for any points I can get. Don't care what anyone else has atm.

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                                                                                                              • Holmes
                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                  Me: Hart, Alonso, Bacuna, Borini
                                                                                                                  Opp: Mannone, AJ plus 11pts lead
                                                                                                                  Any chance to win this h2h?

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                                                                                                                  1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                    No.

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                                                                                                                • Spineless O'Weasel - #…
                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                    Hazard for the last game

                                                                                                                    Talk to me people, sane or madness?

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                                                                                                                    1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                      Always a decent option as long as he plays.

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                                                                                                                    2. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                        With nithing to play for, I could see Mou benching him on pronciple. Too risky for me.

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                                                                                                                    3. The Machine
                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                        Not owned by 3100

                                                                                                                        Captained by 1800
                                                                                                                        top 10k

                                                                                                                        Okay Yaya you may go crazy

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                                                                                                                        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                            ^^This

                                                                                                                            As long as Zabaleta assists them all

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                                                                                                                          • Spineless O'Weasel - #…
                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                              However if you chose not to I'd be ok with that

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                                                                                                                          • mrmrscott
                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                              I'm sure this has been loads of times, but are mcdonalds not doing a fantasy world cup this year?

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                                                                                                                              1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                I'm sure they will.

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                                                                                                                              2. Namtab Nomolos
                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                  I think they just sponsored the official one, so it will be them or a new sponsor I imagine.

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                                                                                                                              3. ★FC Borecelona★
                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                  Who am I?

                                                                                                                                  I'm Argentine
                                                                                                                                  I score lots of goals but I get injured all the time
                                                                                                                                  I ruined FC Borecelona's FPL season

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                                                                                                                                  1. Elniñorules
                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                      Messi?

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                                                                                                                                    • Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                        Messi?

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                                                                                                                                      • HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                          Boselli? 😉

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                                                                                                                                          1. ★FC Borecelona★
                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                              Scores lots of goals? 😯

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                                                                                                                                            • Spineless O'Weasel - #…
                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                Boselli is many things

                                                                                                                                                ruiner of FPL seasons is not one

                                                                                                                                                #legend

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                                                                                                                                            • The Machine
                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                Jonas Guitierrez

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                                                                                                                                              • Billy Gilmore
                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                  Lamela?

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                                                                                                                                                • Namtab Nomolos
                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                    Nope, can't think of anyone injured a lot.

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                                                                                                                                                  • The Machine
                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                      Aguero 😉 ?

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                                                                                                                                                      1. Camp No No
                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                        ^this

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                                                                                                                                                      2. ★FC Borecelona★
                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                          Well done. That was a toughie, not many would get that right

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                                                                                                                                                      3. Elniñorules
                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                          Googled it.

                                                                                                                                                          Arda Turan.

                                                                                                                                                          Would never have guessed!

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                                                                                                                                                          1. ★FC Borecelona★
                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                              😀

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                                                                                                                                                          2. Slavic Madridista
                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                            Noone?

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                                                                                                                                                        • RabMac
                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                            Last one of the day.

                                                                                                                                                            Who am I?

                                                                                                                                                            I have won the European Cup and all our players had the same nationality.
                                                                                                                                                            I have played in England
                                                                                                                                                            I have scored 3 international goals.

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                                                                                                                                                            1. applebonkers
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                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                              prosinecki

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                                                                                                                                                              1. RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Good shout but they actually had a Romanian in their team that year.

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                                                                                                                                                                • Camp No No
                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                  This will hurt you, but Red Star had Romanian Belodedici (mind spelling) in the team when they won it.

                                                                                                                                                                  Anyway, Prosinecki scored way more than 3 international goals.

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                                                                                                                                                              2. Camp No No
                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                William Wallace?

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                                                                                                                                                                1. RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                    Never heard of him. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                    1. Slavic Madridista
                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                      FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                      1. Slavic Madridista
                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                        😳

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                                                                                                                                                                      2. RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                          Free doms is a good shout as they installed a female coach at a French club the day. 😀

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                                                                                                                                                                      3. Camp No No
                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                        Well, he's the correct answer anyway.

                                                                                                                                                                        won European cup? Check: With Celtic 1967.
                                                                                                                                                                        all players same nationality? Check: Only scots in the team.
                                                                                                                                                                        Played in England: Check: Crystal Palace 71-72.
                                                                                                                                                                        Scored exactly 3 international goals: Check: 3 goals in 60's for Scottish League XI that was an international team playing reguralry against English league XI.

                                                                                                                                                                        I'm the winner!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                        1. Slavic Madridista
                                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                          Wow, I wasn't expecting that, learn something new every day :)

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                                                                                                                                                                        2. RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                            He didn't actually score any international goals for Scotland but I suppose you could consider his 3 goals for Scottish League XI as international goals. However, he was not the one I had in mind.

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                                                                                                                                                                            1. getfunky
                                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                nah you cant, dennis law used to play for the italian league XI against the scottish league XI despite being scottish!

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                                                                                                                                                                                1. Camp No No
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  nobody said they have to be for the national team, but I agree that that is stretching the concept of international goal a bit.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  1. getfunky
                                                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      well international means playing for your country so yeah, stretching quite a bit there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Camp No No
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        Those were called international matches, though, and are still listed as such, though separated from the NT's matches, obviously.

                                                                                                                                                                                        It is playing for your national league.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        1. getfunky
                                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                            we can go backwards & forwards all day if you like but its easier just to admit you were wrong

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                                                                                                                                                                                2. getfunky
                                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    not sure you can class the scottish league XI as international seeing as you didnt have to be scottish to play

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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        The only way you could consider it an international goal is because it was against international opposition but it is rather tenuous in my opinion.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        1. getfunky
                                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                            yeah, if the premier league had a match against the SPL & rooney scored i'm pretty sure it wouldnt be classed as an international goal

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                I did say it was tenuous. 😉

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                                                                                                                                                                                  • Billy Gilmore
                                                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      Ștefan Iovan

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                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Camp No No
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        lol. that's a correct answer as well. this question will get a few of them, I bet this one wasn't the one that he expected either.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      2. RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                          This was the correct answer. Played 6 times for BHA in England and won it with Steau Bucharest.

                                                                                                                                                                                          I was actually surprised that there were quite a few team who have won European Cup with players all of the same nationality,

                                                                                                                                                                                          Benfica, Real Madrid, Steau and Celtic

                                                                                                                                                                                          In Scotland loads of Celtic fans think they are the only team who done it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          1. JT's Dog
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                              Celtic were the first though right?

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Camp No No
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                Real, if you accept that they were all of same nationality, which they were in the sense that their Argentinians were handed a Spanish nationality.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            • Camp No No
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                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                              Real is questionable though. Their stars really were Argentinians, they just handed them Spanish nationality because they were good football players.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I know that is true of their very early teams, was it also the case in 1966 when they won it?

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I honestly don't know as I have never investigated the matter.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Camp No No
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                    It wasn't the case in 1966, you're right, at least the XI that played the final was all Spanish. Always learn something new.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have also learned some new things today myself. 😀

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                                                                                                                                                                                                • Camp No No
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                  My bet failed then. Lucky there was no money in it. 😆

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                                                                                                                                                                                            • JT's Dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                Joe wark

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                                                                                                                                                                                                1. RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                    No it was actually Benfica in 60/61 and 61/62.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Then Real Madrid did it in 1966.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Camp No No
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sweet jebus, didn't know Real actually did it too, I thought you talked about these early victories with Di Stefano.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                          This is their 1966 team:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          GK 1 Spain José Araquistáin
                                                                                                                                                                                                          RB 2 Spain Pachín
                                                                                                                                                                                                          CB 5 Spain Pedro de Felipe
                                                                                                                                                                                                          CB 6 Spain Ignacio Zoco
                                                                                                                                                                                                          LB 3 Spain Manuel Sanchís Martínez
                                                                                                                                                                                                          RM 4 Spain Pirri
                                                                                                                                                                                                          LM 10 Spain Manuel Velázquez
                                                                                                                                                                                                          RF 7 Spain Fernando Serena
                                                                                                                                                                                                          CF 8 Spain Amancio Amaro
                                                                                                                                                                                                          CF 9 Spain Ramón Grosso
                                                                                                                                                                                                          LF 11 Spain Francisco Gento (c)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Not sure if there are any dodgy ones there, who were given a Spanish passport.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Billy Gilmore
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                              They were all born in Spain.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cheers for confirming mate. 😀

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. JT's Dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                              These are facts I never knew
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Amazing what the press lets you believe. Though the 25 mile ,or however far it was, is still pretty amazing

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Indeed and I also believed this for many years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This is what is known as a "factoid". 😉

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                • RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Now when a Celtic fan tells you this you can tell him he is talking pish. 😉

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. JT's Dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That is my standard response to any thing old firm fans tell me 😉
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Though I now want to dig my grandad back up and show him your post to prove hi wrong

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've noticed. 😆

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Somalion - Purple Rain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Januzaj was really class. Could be a very big player for United.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Slavic Madridista
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    *Will be

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Elniñorules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        *for Madrid

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Slavic Madridista
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          😯

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Not sure about that one.. We hardly need another attacking midfielder..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I dont understand why his stats are so bad? 4 goals and 4 assists in 26 games? With 2 goals against Sunderland...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I think it's because, much like Kagawa, he's not a winger. He's a CAM really. He assisted the assister lots last night.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ah I didnt know he prefered the central role. Maybe also partly due to teammates not converting chances. A very good player, just needs to cut down the diving.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yeah he was incredibly with the 21s because he played there. I agree finishing his chances has to happen. Agreed as well, too naïve at the moment but hopefully he'll mature.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • applebonkers
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                same stats as barkley until last week i think. shows you how useful it is to be english

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Barkley seems the more talented but with less end product. I dont know how Barkley has such bad stats as well! Its probably Lukakus fault.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What do you think his price next year will be?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm guessing around 6M mark.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Somalion - Purple Rain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Somewhere in that region, might get lucky and have a 5.5 price because of inconsistent gave time.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jonty
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Slight change to the Scoutcast live recording this week. It will now be taking place tomorrow night (Thursday) not tonight. This week's recording is a little bit special as we have both Evs and Applebonkers as guests.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Here's the scoutcast hot topic to leave your questions for the us.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2014/05/07/scout-notes-gameweek-37-tuesday-2/?hc_page=1#hc_comment_7307143

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Namtab Nomolos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tonight will be mostly spent mopping up tears.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Slavic Madridista
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Not if Wickham scores a brace it won't 😀

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Jonty
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I too am relying on Wickham to do something tonight.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Slavic Madridista
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            He'll do us proud 😎

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Namtab Nomolos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tears of joy in that case. Just one way or the other, this needs to end!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm looking forward to judging them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Elniñorules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AB better wear a shirt with Kolarov's pic on it. Or a K tattoo above the right eyebrow will do too (Kolarov scar).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Slavic Madridista
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. applebonkers
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            on the webcam i've borrowed you can draw/write stuff on the screen

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tom's working then.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You can get him on after he wins it :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Jonty
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I think Mark has emailed him.....we are very keen to get him on to a future scoutcast. Can you let him know we are still interested and pass on my email jonty@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Don't worry I'll get him on (Though I may have to join him) 😉

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Spineless O'Weasel - #…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I want at least 1 Lukakaaaa in there then

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marknlard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  When you say it is 'a bit special'...?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Demí
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brazil WC squad just announced: (no massive surprises)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  KEEPERS - César, Jefferson, Victor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CENTER BACKS - Dante, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Henrique.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FULLBACKS - Dani Alves, Maicon, Marcelo, Maxwell.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MIDFIELD - Fernandinho, Hernanes, Luiz Gustavo, Oscar, Paulinho, Ramires, Willian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FORWARDS - Bernard, Fred, Hulk, Jo, Neymar.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Elniñorules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Phew. No Lucas or Coutinho!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Common sense prevails.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Demí
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Which Lucas? Thought the PSG one had a chance

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Slavic Madridista
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ^ This, Lucas Moura should be in that squad, along with Felipe Luis.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. getfunky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                hasnt played much for his club tho no? i thoguth he was off the bench alot

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Camp No No
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Has played quite decent amount of games, really, and plays very well. Have been watching PSG a lot this season and have been impressed by Lucas despite lack of attacking return. also, having not played every match means he is more fresh than most players. To me that's a good reason to pick him: plays enough to be in form, but not too much to be really tired at the end of a long season.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. The Machine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Coutinho won't break into the English side with that shooting technique

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. The Machine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No Wardinho then

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • applebonkers
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              could argue fernandinho and willian wouldnt be in there if they stayed at shakhtar, good moves all round

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Miranda? Filipe Luis?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Demí
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Would've been a surprise if they were called up apparently. Seems mad

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. applebonkers
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  felipe luis and miranda basically can't have done any more

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Slavic Madridista
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 defensive mids? 😯
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maxwell? 😕

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Yome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brazil play 4-3-3 so it is normal to have many defensive mids.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Yome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Maxwell!!! Wow the lad deserves it after such a long career!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Camp No No
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Playing his best football too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Yome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I am very happy for him, he played at big clubs like Ajax, Inter, Barcelona, PSG throughout his career. And it was his last chance to participate in a world cup at his age.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Yome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Many absents: Ronaldinho (Atlético Mineiro), Kaka, Robinho (AC Milan), Miranda, Filipe Luis (Atlético Madrid), Coutinho, Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) and Sandro (Tottenham).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Yome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No Ganso of Sao Paulo too!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Camp No No
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Having either Fred or Jo upfront is quite embarrassing for Brazil.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nevertheless, they will win it. They could have Heskey for CF and they still would win it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Marknlard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Victor, Bernard, Fred, Oscar and Jo. The Brazilians used to have great names,now they sound like an Enid Blyton novel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dante is an awesome name, though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Yome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dante is awful, too slow and has been really poor at Bayern in UCL this season

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Holmes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rafinha should have been included too, but overall a strong team, hope Hulk/Fred can lead the attack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Happy for Fernandinho, Maxwell, deserved to be in team :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ★FC Borecelona★
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Willian would make my Overrated PL XI. Don't rate him at all

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Brazilian Milner 😆

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Punty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP7k1QkkhZk&feature=youtu.be

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      How Arsenal stars responded to mean tweets from fans

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Namtab Nomolos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          😀 Gotta love Podolski

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Podolskis been practising with Giroud

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            😀

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ★FC Borecelona★
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wow! 😆

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              😀

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • applebonkers
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              that is excellent!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • In Like Flynn.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nice responses.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Somalion - Purple Rain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That's brilliant 😆

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Camp No No
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                😆

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "nan Wilson who, funnily enough, came through same youth system as Samuel Eto'o."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Machine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Walcott will be at least 28 before he plays his first WC. tough luck

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I would have taken him when he was 16.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aye. My heart bleeds.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • In Like Flynn.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FPL might not have Wild Cards by then.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Marknlard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It's amazing how easy it is for players to miss World Cups. Gazza, for example, was a sensation in World Cup 90 and never featured in a squad again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • JT's Dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dr Wakey Le Coq
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That'll be 12 years since picked in Sven's squad then?..is that right?...really is bad luck that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Colonel Klink
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Expecting anything out of AJ tonight? Seeing him start would be a start.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'll take an appearance point.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Colonel Klink
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Owning AJ for the three doubles has been a distinctly underwhelming experience.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. boyler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              best two strikers two own this week ? (assuming every1 has suarez)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. ⁴² GTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sturridge & Podolski

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dzeko and Weimann.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. santiclausola
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      De Gea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ward, Coleman, Flan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nasri, Mata, Yaya, Erikson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rooney, Suarez, Dzeko

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Do I do Ward/Mata/Rooney > Terry/Hazard/Adebayor for -8pts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Or any other suggestions for getting rid of Rooney?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Top of the League going into GW38 top 3 covered by 5 points!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Post hijacker!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dzeko and Adebayor

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maybe Sanogo

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Guy Demel's SH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Just read that over the past three seasons, the team which has won the Championship play offs has gone on to finish highest out of the promoted teams in the subsequent PL season (Swansea 11/12, WHU 12/13, Palace 13/14)...Keep a close eye on the play offs and the eventual winner.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              #momentum

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Coincidence.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • RedLightning
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The team that wins the playoffs has probably had a strong second half to the season. They also get some useful additional income from their Wembley appearance, and experience of playing well to get a result when under pressure.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A team that wins the playoffs, or makes a late run to secure an automatic promotion position, may be a better prospect than one that has been near the top all season but played less well towards the end.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Guy Demel's SH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Possibly an explanation, but using West Ham as an example, we didnt have a storming finish to end up in the play offs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You don't get extra income from Wembley either, as teams agree beforehand that the loser will receive all gate money.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dr Wakey Le Coq
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How did the two young lads actually play for Man Utd last night?..are they the real deal or more loan fodder ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. santiclausola
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  played well

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. santiclausola
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      advice please

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ward, Coleman, Flan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nasri, Mata, Yaya, Erikson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rooney, Suarez, Dzeko

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Do I do Ward/Mata/Rooney > Terry/Hazard/Adebayor for -8pts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Or any other suggestions for getting rid of Rooney?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Top of the League going into GW38 top 3 covered by 5 points!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Dr Wakey Le Coq
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Just has to be nailed on starters Terry, Gerrard, Sturridge should be the top of the list this week for my money..Hazard should be ok but Mou's unpredictable...Ade really hasn't got much form at all.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The new Pogba and Rossi 😉

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • RabMac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        They both played well but too early to say whether they will make it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Spineless O'Weasel - #…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Have racist fans? Get fined £10,000

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Have a rich owner? Get fined £50m

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nice going UEFA :roll:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. santiclausola
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            De Gea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ward, Coleman, Flan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nasri, Mata, Yaya, Erikson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rooney, Suarez, Dzeko

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Do I do Ward/Mata/Rooney > Terry/Hazard/Adebayor for -8pts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Or any other suggestions for getting rid of Rooney?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Top of the League going into GW38 top 3 covered by 5 points!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              What's wrong with you?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Oi!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ★FC Borecelona★
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  That's a REALLY good team

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  One of the best I've seen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Well done

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                They still haven't got the hang of how to deal with racism.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • catch22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You make an interesting poin JK, I can't see the logic in fining a team that overspends, at least the reduction in squad size makes sense as it forces them to save money. I wonder does the 50mil fine go against them in FFP next season?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Camp No No
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Probably won't. Personally, I don't think punishing for rich owners is necessary in the first place, but punishing for overspending is - just that the sanction should be sportive rather than financial. Like reduction of squad size, as well as a transfer ban and salary cap.

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