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Scout Notes – Gameweek 37 – Tuesday

James Wilson is United’s goal hero as Ryan Giggs makes eight alterations to the United XI in their final home match of the season. Robin Van Persie emerges from the bench to fire the Red Devils’ third, whilst Matty Fryatt ruined the hosts’ clean sheet by notching for a much-changed Hull XI as Steve Bruce looks towards the FA Cup Final:

Giggs Bloods Youngsters
With only pride left to play for this season, and a new managerial reign potentially on the horizon, Ryan Giggs chose to showcase the talents of United’s academy last night. Whilst the likes of Juan Mata and Ashley Young found themselves consigned to the bench, teenagers Tom Lawrence and James Wilson both made their debuts in a United shirt, with the latter grabbing the headlines with two goals and a commanding display in the lone forward role. Adnan Januzaj was afforded his first start since a goalscoring performance against Newcastle back in Gameweek 33, and although he failed to pick up any attacking returns, the Belgian impressed throughout his 90-minute display and was heavily involved in the build-up to all three of his side’s goals, suggesting he may well keep his starting berth on Sunday.

Mata owners, meanwhile, now face the decision of whether to sell after last night’s no-show. In what has become one of the most disappointing double Gameweeks in memory so far, injuries and team selection leaving us filled with uncertainty and searching for alternatives as the final round of fixtures approaches. Ironically, David Moyes’ departure has lessened Mata’s Fantasy prospects – he’s started just one of Giggs’ three matches in charge, playing 96 minutes over that trio of fixtures.

Goalscoring Cameo for Van Persie
Whilst Wayne Rooney missed out once again for United with a groin complaint, Robin van Persie tasted action from the bench for the second successive game and rewarded the 1,200 managers to plump for his double Gameweek services with an 86th-minute goal and two bonus points. Although the Van Persie alternative has hardy proved pivotal across the Gameweek, those who took the ultimate gamble by investing in the Dutchman will be consoled by the fact that he outscored fellow heavy-hitter Sergio Aguero by eight points to five, and will hope to see him return to the starting line-up for United’s final game against Southampton on Sunday.

Whilst his owners will now likely hold after last night’s strike, Van Persie faces a tough task on Sunday at St Mary’s. Given that Southampton have conceded a single goal in their last four matches, Rooney and Aguero owners are more likely to target Liverpool and City alternatives, with Daniel Sturridge and Edin Dzeko set for significant investment prior to their respective home clashes with Newcastle and West Ham.

Jones Exits Early as Vidic Waves Goodbye
As well as shuffling the pack further up the field, Giggs opted for a unconventional defensive line-up, with Patrice Evra’s 11.4% ownership left disappointed by the full-back’s omission from the squad and Phil Jones the only defender to survive from last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Sunderland. Jones, however, only lasted 21 minutes before leaving the field with a shoulder injury which could dent his World Cup hopes. Post-match, Giggs gave a tentative analysis of Jones’ condition:

“He knew straightaway he had done something. Usually when something like that happens it is not great. Hopefully he will be OK but it is too near [to the incident] to say.”

Owned by just 3% of FPL managers, Jones’ potential absence on Sunday will have minimal effect and will allow Giggs to freshen up the backline once again. If anything, last night’s teamsheet highlighted the fact that the Welshman’s next starting XI is likely to be equally unpredictable and with the rumours of Louis Van Gaal’s installation growing stronger, investing in any United player at this point carries an unnecessary degree of risk. Many managers loaded up on their assets prior to the double but a mass exodus looks likely as we turn to more secure options for Sunday’s finale.

Hull Strikers Blank Again
Having both notched in Gameweek 36, Hull’s forward duo Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic harboured a fair amount of attention going into the double Gameweek, but the pair ultimately disappointed. With the former only afforded 45 minutes at Old Trafford, and the latter an unused sub despite neither being eligible for the upcoming FA Cup final, the strike partners failed to make up for their blanks against Aston Villa at the weekend. Both sit firmly in the differential bracket and with Sunday’s opponents Everton conceding two or more goals three times in their last four fixtures, even a sub appearance could see Long or Jelavic get in amongst the points and give their owners that vital edge over their mini-league competitors. The only concern is that Bruce is now solely focussed on the Wembley clash with Arsenal and, as last night’s teamsheet showed, the Tigers boss may look to give his other forward options increased game time in preparation for the Gunners showdown.

Swanny14 'Walk with kings and all that'”

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  1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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    2 years, 20 days ago

    What is a 'natural goalscorer'?

    It's never made sense to me.

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      1. Slavic Madridista
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        2 years, 20 days ago

        Him, Van Nistlerooy, Inzaghi, etc all just have a natural knack to being in the right place at the right time and their finishing is second nature to them.

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        1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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          2 years, 20 days ago

          Isn't that just being good?

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          1. Slavic Madridista
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            2 years, 20 days ago

            They're not particularly "skillfull" at much else, other than scoring goals, they can't create or carry a team, they can't defend or pass exceptionally well, they're natural goalscorers 😀

            At least thats what I thought it was..

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            1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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              2 years, 20 days ago

              Aye I get where you're coming from 😀
              I guess my view is rather pedantic, because all these goalscorers will have practised for many years, they just happen to be very good at it.

              I'd be more inclined to believe someone is a natural goalscorer if somehow they just started playing football last week and hit the ground running.

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          2. RabMac
              2 years, 20 days ago

              Yes it is being good but these players seem to have an instinct that other's don't.

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            • Camp No No
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              2 years, 20 days ago

              Not the same thing. not the thing of being "natural goal scorer" either, just a learned skill of smelling the opportunities and using them.

              you can be good in many other ways too, and these players may lack a lot of what you call "being good". Take Inzaghi for example. To me he is a perfect example really. He was an amazing goal scorer. But did he have, say, a particularly good shooting technique? No. Maybe he was an amazing dribbler then? No, not that either.

              his "skill" was his fast, smart movement (which included staying in offside so much that it was a statistical certainty that the linesman will miss that at least once a match) that got him plenty of those so called "clear cut" chances and put them in. That asks little technical skill, players very seldom miss a sitter because of lack of technique - that's why they are called sitters. They miss them, because they lack that goal scoring "wisdom" of making the right, sufficient decision fast. Inzaghi had that. It's like he was a great economist really more than a footballer, he did statistically smart things on field, rather than being an extremely skilled individual. That's what "natural goal scorer" is about in this sense. whether it is natural or not is another thing.

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      2. Doosra - ☭Noble Polska Wy…
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        2 years, 20 days ago

        Someone who can cushion the ball with his instep, and retain full control, 100% of the time.

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        1. junitrules
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          2 years, 20 days ago

          Dennis Bergkamp

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          1. Doosra - ☭Noble Polska Wy…
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            2 years, 20 days ago

            Yep. I would go with that.

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            1. RabMac
                2 years, 20 days ago

                Brilliant player and probably a bit underrated but not sure I would class him as a natural goalscorer as he wasn't prolific enough.

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        2. JT's Dog
            2 years, 20 days ago

            They are same colour upstairs as down I think

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          • Lizard Lips
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            2 years, 20 days ago

            I've always thought it was a term for that kid on the playground who just never missed in front of goal. One of them was in my class and he went on to play pro, something you either have or don't ala a Michael Owen who always looked like he couldn't miss 1 on 1, never thought about how to take his chance, he just did it naturally.

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          • Slavic Madridista
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            2 years, 20 days ago

            Is this the first question TFF? 😯

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            1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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              2 years, 20 days ago

              Indeed it is 😉

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            2. TheFantasyFreak
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              2 years, 20 days ago

              😀

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          • applebonkers
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            2 years, 20 days ago

            someone with their own hair, so not rooney

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          • applebonkers
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            2 years, 20 days ago

            someone who can pass the ball into the back of the net, someone who just knows where the goal is, a player who when they are 1 on 1 you just know it's a goal. maybe they definition overlaps with a poacher a bit too

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        3. junitrules
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          2 years, 20 days ago

          Anyone else pretty much given up on the season and just wanna have fun by taking some crazy hits?

          I'm tempted to go for a -12pt

          Roon - RVP
          Aguero - Studge
          Mata - Yaya
          Ramsey - Schurrle

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          1. JT's Dog
              2 years, 20 days ago

              Crazy would be Fulham villa type players
              I dare you

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              1. junitrules
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                2 years, 20 days ago

                True, that would be crazy, although relegated clubs tend to do ok on the last game of the season, no pressure, and players looking to impress potential employers, but still, won't go with their players

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            • Wilshere Knowledge
                2 years, 20 days ago

                Im thinking

                Noone to Shurrle
                Rooney to Sanogo
                Aguero to Sturridge for a -8 😀

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                1. junitrules
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                  2 years, 20 days ago

                  Sounds good, I reckon Sanogo will get some game time

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            • Doctor X
                2 years, 20 days ago

                Care to help me drop any one of this front 8?

                Sterling (NEW) - Yaya (WHU) - Erikesen (AVL) - Mata (sot) - Arnautovic (wba)
                Suarez (NEW) - Sturridge (NEW) - Dzeko (WHU)

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                1. Doosra - ☭Noble Polska Wy…
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                  2 years, 20 days ago

                  Eriksen. I am.

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                  1. Slavic Madridista
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                    2 years, 20 days ago

                    really? 😯

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                    1. Doosra - ☭Noble Polska Wy…
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                      2 years, 20 days ago

                      Yes. I have a similar midfield to him.

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                      1. Slavic Madridista
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                        2 years, 20 days ago

                        Not Mata or Arnautovic?

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                2. junitrules
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                  2 years, 20 days ago

                  Mata - highest chance of not playing

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                3. Wilshere Knowledge
                    2 years, 20 days ago

                    arny or Mata.

                    id drop Arny because i think Mata will start, but its onlt gueess work.

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                  • DonTheSpecialOne
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                    2 years, 20 days ago

                    Tough one, Mata maybe? Or Eriksen.

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                    1. Doctor X
                        2 years, 20 days ago

                        I'm leaning towards Mata too.

                        Why Eriksen Doos?

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                    2. RabMac
                        2 years, 20 days ago

                        Arnautovic as Stoke are not great on the road.

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                        1. RabMac
                            2 years, 20 days ago

                            Or even Mata as he is not guaranteed to start and Southampton away is a tough fixture.

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                          • Doctor X
                              2 years, 20 days ago

                              2 assists and 1 goal in his last 3 away games for Arnie. One was against Chelsea too. Not that bad I say.

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                              1. RabMac
                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                  Fair point mate.

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                          • DonTheSpecialOne
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                            2 years, 20 days ago

                            City CS, Sunderland CS, Wickham brace and a goal form Yaya.

                            That can't be too much to ask for considering this DGW is pure shite?

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                            1. Elniñorules
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                              2 years, 20 days ago

                              All of that without the City CS and a Samir Nasri hat-trick. Let's do this 😀

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                              1. DonTheSpecialOne
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                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                No Nasri hatty please! 😉

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                                1. DonTheSpecialOne
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                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                  His ownership is quite high? Or?

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                            2. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                I just want Gia to start ahead of AJ. He deserves it

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                                1. Slavic Madridista
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                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                  ^ THIS.

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                                2. Wilshere Knowledge
                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                    Dont be mean.

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                                3. applebonkers
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                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                  wickham brace aside i think it's almost expected

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                                  1. DonTheSpecialOne
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                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                    Hope you're right.

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                                4. Granville
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                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                  Basically I don't want a City cleanie, a Sunderland cleanie, a Wickham goal or anything from Yaya.

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                                  1. Slavic Madridista
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                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                    Bah Humbug 😉

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                                  2. DonTheSpecialOne
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                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                    You're having a great GW + Gerrard as your autosub. You've had enough! Now let me have some pts.

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                                  3. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                      2 years, 20 days ago

                                      You're all for a Kolarov unassisted hattrick though?

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                                      1. Camp No No
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                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                        Make it Zaba and I'm in for it.

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                                    • Bobby
                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                        I'm the same but also don't want nasri or dzeko to do anything. I fear it's going to be a long evening...

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                                  4. JT's Dog
                                      2 years, 20 days ago

                                      It's a sad day when you regret selling lukaku

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                                      1. junitrules
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                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                        Tell me about it. I did Gerrard > Mata and Luka > Roon for this gameweek. -8pt in total as I also brought in Rosenoir

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                                    • TheFantasyFreak
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                                      2 years, 20 days ago

                                      TFF's Quiz

                                      1/8

                                      Identify the following players who have played/play for Chelsea from their initials
                                      (Elaborate both the initials and give ALL ANSWERS IN ONE POST so that others dont benefit)

                                      MK,RB,HH,HC,SE.

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                                      1. Wilshere Knowledge
                                          2 years, 20 days ago

                                          I dont know any of them... 😀

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                                        • Slavic Madridista
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                                          2 years, 20 days ago

                                          Molomon Kalou
                                          Ryan Bertrand
                                          Henrique Hilario
                                          Hernan Crespo
                                          Samuel Eto'o

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                                          1. TheFantasyFreak
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                                            2 years, 20 days ago

                                            Lol good guess. Just lacks some effort in the first one though 😛

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                                            1. Slavic Madridista
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                                              2 years, 20 days ago

                                              look below 😉

                                              Kezman *cough*

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                                          2. Wilshere Knowledge
                                              2 years, 20 days ago

                                              Momolimon? 😀

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                                              1. Slavic Madridista
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                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                Sounds like a pokemon doesn't it? 😀

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                                                1. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                    😀

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                                            • applebonkers
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                                              2 years, 20 days ago

                                              michael kalas, ryan bertrand, henrique hilario, hernan crespo (borrowed from madrista) samuel eto'o

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                                              1. TheFantasyFreak
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                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                Tomas Kalas*

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                                            • Slavic Madridista
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                                              2 years, 20 days ago

                                              Mateja Kezman!!

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                                              1. Lizard Lips
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                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                very very good!

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                                              2. TheFantasyFreak
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                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                Well done, although it was done in multiple attempts. Common sense prevails here. You get rewarded with the point :)

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                                                1. Slavic Madridista
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                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                  Haha sweet! 😀

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                                            • TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                Mat Kezman
                                                Ryan Bertrand
                                                Henrique Hilario
                                                Hernan Crespo
                                                Samuel Eto'o

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                                              • Doosra - ☭Noble Polska Wy…
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                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                Harold Halse
                                                Mickey Hazard
                                                Ryan Bertrand
                                                Hernan Crespo
                                                Samuel Eto’o

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                                            • Silvergun Superman
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                                              2 years, 20 days ago

                                              mata + ramsey = ozil + shurrle

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                                            • asquishypotato
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                                              2 years, 20 days ago

                                              The biggest disappointment for me this year was undoubtedly the rearranged double gameweeks. Last year I enjoyed them, they seemed to be scattered around, making players from certain teams vital in building up to the double.

                                              This year has been the entire opposite, a classic example is with 3 weeks to go to gameweek 31 I already had 7-8 players. Once the rearranging occurred, it was not uncommon for that number, or even full teams of doubles.

                                              Next year I hope that they will all be spread out, so you can plan ahead a bit better, rather then luck playing its part.

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                                              1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                This season will go down as the one that constantly catered for the 'casual'.

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                                                1. The Point About It Is
                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                    I will remember this season as being the one where every new player i transfered in got injured :-(
                                                    Oh and Lukaku never getting me any goal points whenever I had him.

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                                                  • asquishypotato
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                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                    I don't mind it being 'the casuals season', I'm aware of my own mistakes, but the forward planning hasn't really helped for the doubles.

                                                    I even had Puncheon for the expected double, before everyone else got rearranged. Next year I hope that only 4 teams have doubles each week, it will make it a lot more interesting.

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                                                2. applebonkers
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                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                  yep, too many, too congested. missed out on likes of arnautovic and eriksen as a result.
                                                  plus the 'wind week, was infuriating, had silva and kolarov against man city then, when the game was rearranged silva got injured and kolarov was playing against a suddenly reuvinated and more in form sunderland side. my subs i had to come in for that pair were palace and everton players, so ended up with 9 or 10 players

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                                                  1. applebonkers
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                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                    *silva and kolarov against sunderland

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                                                    1. Bobby
                                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                                        Agreed. I had captained dzeko then. Bad memories

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                                                        1. Bobby
                                                            2 years, 20 days ago

                                                            *who then didn't play for about five weeks after that as aguero came back in

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                                                      • asquishypotato
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                                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                                        That was an annoying one, I think I had Everton players for that.

                                                        I prefer the days of snows, winds, strikes. It shakes it up, and I usually seem to do better when everyones players refuse to behave and play their matches!

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                                                        1. RedLightning
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                                                          2 years, 20 days ago

                                                          Blackpool's multiple postponements and DGWs because of their pitch's lack of under-soil heating were great! And all those bonus points for Charlie Adam's Hollywood passes.

                                                          Winters are getting colder according to the latest TV documentary, so perhaps we can look forward to a few more of those.

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                                                  2. The Old Man
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                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                    Dear esteemed FF managers - do we know if there any matches on the box this evening?

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                                                    1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
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                                                      2 years, 20 days ago

                                                      Villa

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                                                    2. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                                        City on Sky tonight 😀

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                                                      • The Old Man
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                                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                                        Thanks for your replies - you are indeed gentlemen.

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                                                      • RabMac
                                                          2 years, 20 days ago

                                                          Both games are on the tinternet.

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                                                      • have no clue
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                                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                                        On last season's bap system Januzaj would have got 2 baps yesterday....definitely need the old system back

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                                                      • Van Dal
                                                          2 years, 20 days ago

                                                          whos a better player (not fd wise):

                                                          Mata

                                                          or

                                                          Cabaye

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                                                          1. Slavic Madridista
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                                                            2 years, 20 days ago

                                                            Mata imo.

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                                                          2. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                              2 years, 20 days ago

                                                              Mata a better 10.

                                                              Cabaye better all round player.

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                                                            • RabMac
                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                That is like asking what is better an apple or an orange.

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                                                            • TheFantasyFreak
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                                                              2 years, 20 days ago

                                                              TFF's Quiz

                                                              IM 1

                                                              2/8

                                                              Identify the following six clubs from the clues given below

                                                              -Bank Street
                                                              -Blue Moon
                                                              -Nicola Cortese
                                                              -Lion Hearts
                                                              -Black Cats
                                                              -Molineux

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                                                              1. Slavic Madridista
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                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                Man Utd
                                                                Man City
                                                                Southampton?
                                                                Hearts?
                                                                Sunderland
                                                                Wolves

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                                                              2. Dial Square
                                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                  Manchester United
                                                                  Manchester City
                                                                  Southampton
                                                                  erm Lionhearts fc?
                                                                  Sunderland
                                                                  Wolves

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                                                                • Back to Back Ballacks
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                                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                  Pass
                                                                  Man City
                                                                  Soton
                                                                  Mel Gigson
                                                                  Naomi Campbell
                                                                  France

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                                                                • Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                    Lion Hearts is a Ghanian team in Kpandu.

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                                                                    1. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                        Rest as IM.

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                                                                        1. Wilshere Knowledge
                                                                            2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                            IM + Ajax in fact.

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                                                                      • applebonkers
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                                                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                        no idea for bank street. and lion hearts just makes me want a lion bar and a pack of love hearts

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                                                                      • Doosra - ☭Noble Polska Wy…
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                                                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                        Preston North End
                                                                        Man City
                                                                        Southampton
                                                                        Hearts
                                                                        Sunderland
                                                                        Wolves

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                                                                      • ⁴² GTS
                                                                          2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                          Man Utd?
                                                                          Man City
                                                                          Southampton?
                                                                          Jean claude van damme (Proof: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100029/ )
                                                                          Sunderland
                                                                          Hull

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                                                                          1. ⁴² GTS
                                                                              2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                              *wolves. Too close hull was a let down..

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                                                                          2. DOG GOD IT
                                                                              2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                              Man Utd
                                                                              Man City
                                                                              Southampton
                                                                              Arsenal?
                                                                              Sunderland
                                                                              Wolves

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                                                                            • TheFantasyFreak
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                                                                              2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                              Amazed to see no one has got lion hearts right. I thought some fans of that club will be around this place!

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                                                                              1. Slavic Madridista
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                                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                Villa and Millwall are both occasionally known as Lions but I dunno if they're lion hearts..

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                                                                                1. TheFantasyFreak
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                                                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                  Needed to be more specific. Sorry IM

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                                                                                  1. Slavic Madridista
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                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                    Yeah I didn't know which 😛 had no idea you meant Villa :)

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                                                                              2. DOG GOD IT
                                                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                  Man Utd
                                                                                  Man City
                                                                                  Southampton
                                                                                  Aston Villa?
                                                                                  Sunderland
                                                                                  Wolves

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                                                                                  1. TheFantasyFreak
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                    Yes well done DGI, thats correct! For those who didnt know,
                                                                                    -United used to play at Bank Street before OT
                                                                                    -Aston Villa fans sing 'Lion Hearts' as their anthem before every game at Villa Park

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                                                                                    1. DOG GOD IT
                                                                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                        Whoopee!

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                                                                                  2. ⁴² GTS
                                                                                      2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                      Villa. 😉

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                                                                                • Van Dal
                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                    Stan Collymore said Villa will beat City so should happen.

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                                                                                    1. RabMac
                                                                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                        And he will beat Ulrika.

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                                                                                        1. Van Dal
                                                                                            2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                            whos Ulrika?

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                                                                                            1. Wheato182
                                                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                :)

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                                                                                            2. Wheato182
                                                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                Well that esculated quickly.

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                                                                                            3. asquishypotato
                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                              2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                              I would love that to happen.

                                                                                              My bet out of the window.
                                                                                              My fantasy side out of the window.

                                                                                              But as a Liverpool fan I would prefer to lose them if that meant City got nervous!

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                                                                                              1. Spencer
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                Same here.

                                                                                                And then Downing and Carroll to finish the job on Sunday!

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                                                                                                1. Wheato182
                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                    Wouldn't that be romantic? first Borini then the ex Liverpool contingent at West Ham! fingers crossed!!!

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                                                                                                2. Mr Pink
                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                    A Nasri hatty in a 3-4 defeat would do nicely, but I'll take a 0-1 any day of the week.

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                                                                                              2. Spencer
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                Just received some posh sweets and chocolate for winning February in my mini league. Oh, back when I was getting good scores!

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                                                                                                1. RabMac
                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                    They bloody took their time. 😉

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                                                                                                    1. Spencer
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                                                                      2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                      They made a mistake as they had my old address.

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                                                                                                  • Tony Warner Fan Club
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                    what sweets were they?

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                                                                                                    1. Spencer
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                                                                      2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                      Hope and Greenwood Fizz! Bang! Wallops!

                                                                                                      And Melt Bar Sea Salt Chocolate.

                                                                                                      No, I've not heard of them before either!

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                                                                                                      1. RabMac
                                                                                                          2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                          Just make sure you munch them all and dispose of the box in an external bin before your mates spot them and think you're a ponce. 😉

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                                                                                                  • Wheato182
                                                                                                      2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                      Thinkin

                                                                                                      Rooney + Aguero + Ramsey > Sturridge + Dzeko + Gerrard. (-8)

                                                                                                      Madness?

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                                                                                                      1. DonTheSpecialOne
                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                        Not madness at all. If none of Roo/Kun/Rambo play and your bench is shit I'd say the transfers looks great. Hold though

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                                                                                                        1. Wheato182
                                                                                                            2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                            Cheers big ears

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                                                                                                      2. Dr Jones
                                                                                                          2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                          So, is anybody actually keeping Aguero and hoping he plays on the weekend?

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                                                                                                          1. EAGLES (0 Chelsea players)
                                                                                                              2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                              i

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                                                                                                            • RabMac
                                                                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                Waiting for team news on Friday

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                                                                                                              • Wheato182
                                                                                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                  Awaiting the city presser before deciding - likely to ship for Dzeko if there's nothing concrete.

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                                                                                                                • Slavic Madridista
                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                  Nope..

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                                                                                                                • TSO *
                                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                    He is gone for me

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                                                                                                                  • DonTheSpecialOne
                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                    Nah will probably sell

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                                                                                                                • DOG GOD IT
                                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                    Thinking Jones + Mutch + Rooney + Aguero -> Baines + Sterling + Dzeko + Sturridge (-12).

                                                                                                                    Madness?

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                                                                                                                    1. TSO *
                                                                                                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                        No, all good moves

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                                                                                                                      • Wheato182
                                                                                                                          2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                          Wouldn't be taking hits on defenders - the rest looks good.

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                                                                                                                          1. DOG GOD IT
                                                                                                                              2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                              Yeah, but I have Bards (who probably won't play) and Evra (who might not play). My other 2 which I hope will play are Ivan and Dann.

                                                                                                                              So the plan is to put Ivan, Evra and Baines with Dann as first def sub.

                                                                                                                              But thanks for the responses!

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                                                                                                                              1. Wheato182
                                                                                                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                  Would just play Evra, will likely be the last game for Man U so reckon he'll play.

                                                                                                                                  Up to you though pal, good luck.

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                                                                                                                                  1. RabMac
                                                                                                                                      2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                      I'm sure I read somewhere that Man Utd had exercised their right to keep him for another season.

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                                                                                                                              1. King Nil Miss ✩
                                                                                                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                  "He called me because he told me he wanted Michael to return. I told him, no way." 😆

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                                                                                                                                • DonTheSpecialOne
                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                  “This statue was a charm and we removed the luck from the club and now we have to pay the price,” Fayed said. “When [Khan] asked me to move it I said: ‘You must be crazy.’ This is such a fantastic statue which the fans are crying out for. But now he has paid the price because the club has been relegated. He called me because he told me he wanted Michael to return. I told him, no way.

                                                                                                                                  LOL

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                                                                                                                                  1. Slavic Madridista
                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                    😆

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                                                                                                                                  2. Mílanista
                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                    😆 wow

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                                                                                                                                • RabMac
                                                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                    It just shows you how superstitious humans can be.

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                                                                                                                                  • WorldCupDanB
                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                    If they had got it back it might have made the last game a thriller.

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                                                                                                                                • UKG
                                                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                    Rooney + Aguero + Ramsey to Dzeko/RVP, Sturridge, Sterling -8 ?

                                                                                                                                    Can afford to do RVP over Dzeko as am rolling in spare cash.

                                                                                                                                    Thoughts?

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                                                                                                                                  • Damo.
                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                    My Wordle for the last 37GWs: http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/7814821/FPL_14 Surprised by how little I had Lallana and how long I kept Michu while doing it.

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                                                                                                                                    1. AbdulFaje
                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                      2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                      how did you make this fpl player's cloud in worlde?

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                                                                                                                                      1. Damo.
                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                        I'm sure there's an easier way but I copied my 1-11 down each column and C&P'd that in.

                                                                                                                                        Was gonna do a (C) one but figured there's no point with Suarez. although I did noticed I had 6 different c picks for the first 6GWs

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                                                                                                                                        1. Damo.
                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                          2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                          *in Excel

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                                                                                                                                  • TheFantasyFreak
                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                    TFF's Quiz

                                                                                                                                    IM 1 DGI 1

                                                                                                                                    3/8

                                                                                                                                    Name (i) the English club and (ii) its nickname which plays its games at the largest stadium outside the premier league.

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                                                                                                                                    1. Dial Square
                                                                                                                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                        Portsmouth, Pompy

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                                                                                                                                      • TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                                                                                                                          2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                          Derby, Rams

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                                                                                                                                        • A.
                                                                                                                                            2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                            Leeds United

                                                                                                                                            The Whites/Peacocks

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                                                                                                                                          • Slavic Madridista
                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                            2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                            Sheffield Wednesday, the Owls.

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                                                                                                                                            1. RabMac
                                                                                                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                This.

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                                                                                                                                              • TheFantasyFreak
                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                BOOM!

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                                                                                                                                                1. Slavic Madridista
                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  😀

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                                                                                                                                              • A.
                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  Dammit, its just 2k bigger than Elland Road

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                                                                                                                                                  1. Wheato182
                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      Not even that according to wiki

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                                                                                                                                                • Kings of Lyon
                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  Sheffield U, Blades

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                                                                                                                                                • DOG GOD IT
                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                    Sheffield Wednesday, Owls

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                                                                                                                                                  • Aaron Ramessi - Straya
                                                                                                                                                      2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      Sheffield Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                      The Owls

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                                                                                                                                                    • Wheato182
                                                                                                                                                        2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        Sheffield Wednesday

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                                                                                                                                                        1. Wheato182
                                                                                                                                                            2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            The owls - whoops.

                                                                                                                                                            Ain't much in it with Leeds though.

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                                                                                                                                                        2. applebonkers
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                                                                                                                                                          2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                          nottingham forest. city ground

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                                                                                                                                                          1. Wheato182
                                                                                                                                                              2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                              Lol

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                                                                                                                                                              1. applebonkers
                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                it's not a joke 😡

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                                                                                                                                                                1. Wheato182
                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                    Oh sorry! its obvious to me who lives inbetween the Ipro and City Ground - common banter between us locals lol.

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                                                                                                                                                              2. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Mark's already allowed you on the Scoutcast. No need to keep brownnosing 😉

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                                                                                                                                                              3. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                England - Three Lions

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                                                                                                                                                                1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
                                                                                                                                                                    2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                    😆

                                                                                                                                                                    they aint no club though

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                                                                                                                                                              5. TheFantasyFreak
                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                TFF's Quiz

                                                                                                                                                                IM 2 DGI 1

                                                                                                                                                                4/8

                                                                                                                                                                The following five Italian players play/have played in the premier league.Their surnames have been jumbled. Identify the players (Mentioning the surname only will be appropriate)

                                                                                                                                                                -ECMANRCNO

                                                                                                                                                                -IBNOIR

                                                                                                                                                                -SLOADOV

                                                                                                                                                                -ACNIBHI

                                                                                                                                                                -ENONMNA

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                                                                                                                                                                1. TheFantasyFreak
                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  ANSWER ON NEW POST

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                                                                                                                                                              6. shirtless
                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                My rival in a 75 team mini-league has Aguero captain which is nice. I'm second with Mata captain but Dzeko, Toure and Nasri to his Aguero (c) and Toure. Plus I have AJ.

                                                                                                                                                                Could just about do it with the wind behind me... :)

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                                                                                                                                                              7. Federico
                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                Sunderland - West Brom: 2-0
                                                                                                                                                                Wickham goal, assist and 3bp.
                                                                                                                                                                Mannone clean sheet.

                                                                                                                                                                PLEASE!

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                                                                                                                                                              8. Del Monte
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                                                                                                                                                                2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                Can't wait for next season without a double gameweek to start.

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                                                                                                                                                              9. kingbails
                                                                                                                                                                  2 years, 20 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Looking at Rooney alternatives for final GW, who might you pick from this lot?

                                                                                                                                                                  a.Podolski
                                                                                                                                                                  b.Giroud
                                                                                                                                                                  c.Sturridge
                                                                                                                                                                  d.Lukaku
                                                                                                                                                                  e.Wickham
                                                                                                                                                                  f.Ba
                                                                                                                                                                  g.Gayle
                                                                                                                                                                  h.Adebeyor
                                                                                                                                                                  i. Bony M

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