May
07

Scout Notes – Gameweek 37 – Tuesday

Filed under: Scout Notes - Posted by: Swanny14

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.

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  1. What is a 'natural goalscorer'?

    It's never made sense to me.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. 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.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Isn't that just being good?

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. 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..

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
            1. 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.

              • 1 year, 3 months ago
          2. Yes it is being good but these players seem to have an instinct that other's don't.

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
          3. 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.

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Someone who can cushion the ball with his instep, and retain full control, 100% of the time.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Dennis Bergkamp

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Yep. I would go with that.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. Brilliant player and probably a bit underrated but not sure I would class him as a natural goalscorer as he wasn't prolific enough.

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. They are same colour upstairs as down I think

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. 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.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Is this the first question TFF? 😯

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Indeed it is 😉

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    5. someone with their own hair, so not rooney

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    6. 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

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  2. 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

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Crazy would be Fulham villa type players
      I dare you

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. 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

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Im thinking

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

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Sounds good, I reckon Sanogo will get some game time

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  3. 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)

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. really? 😯

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Yes. I have a similar midfield to him.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. Not Mata or Arnautovic?

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Mata - highest chance of not playing

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. arny or Mata.

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

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. Tough one, Mata maybe? Or Eriksen.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. I'm leaning towards Mata too.

        Why Eriksen Doos?

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Arnautovic as Stoke are not great on the road.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Or even Mata as he is not guaranteed to start and Southampton away is a tough fixture.

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

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Fair point mate.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
  4. 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?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. All of that without the City CS and a Samir Nasri hat-trick. Let's do this 😀

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. No Nasri hatty please! 😉

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. His ownership is quite high? Or?

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. I just want Gia to start ahead of AJ. He deserves it

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
        • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Dont be mean.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. wickham brace aside i think it's almost expected

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Hope you're right.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Basically I don't want a City cleanie, a Sunderland cleanie, a Wickham goal or anything from Yaya.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Bah Humbug 😉

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. You're having a great GW + Gerrard as your autosub. You've had enough! Now let me have some pts.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
      3. You're all for a Kolarov unassisted hattrick though?

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Make it Zaba and I'm in for it.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
      4. 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...

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  5. It's a sad day when you regret selling lukaku

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Tell me about it. I did Gerrard > Mata and Luka > Roon for this gameweek. -8pt in total as I also brought in Rosenoir

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  6. 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.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. I dont know any of them... 😀

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Molomon Kalou
      Ryan Bertrand
      Henrique Hilario
      Hernan Crespo
      Samuel Eto'o

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Lol good guess. Just lacks some effort in the first one though 😛

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. look below 😉

          Kezman *cough*

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. Momolimon? 😀

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Sounds like a pokemon doesn't it? 😀

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
            • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. michael kalas, ryan bertrand, henrique hilario, hernan crespo (borrowed from madrista) samuel eto'o

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Mateja Kezman!!

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. very very good!

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. Well done, although it was done in multiple attempts. Common sense prevails here. You get rewarded with the point :)

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Haha sweet! 😀

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
    5. Mat Kezman
      Ryan Bertrand
      Henrique Hilario
      Hernan Crespo
      Samuel Eto'o

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    6. Harold Halse
      Mickey Hazard
      Ryan Bertrand
      Hernan Crespo
      Samuel Eto’o

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  7. mata + ramsey = ozil + shurrle

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  8. 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.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. This season will go down as the one that constantly catered for the 'casual'.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. 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.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. 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.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. 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

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. *silva and kolarov against sunderland

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Agreed. I had captained dzeko then. Bad memories

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. *who then didn't play for about five weeks after that as aguero came back in

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. 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!

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. 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.

          • 1 year, 2 months ago
  9. Dear esteemed FF managers - do we know if there any matches on the box this evening?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. City on Sky tonight 😀

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Thanks for your replies - you are indeed gentlemen.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. Both games are on the tinternet.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  10. On last season's bap system Januzaj would have got 2 baps yesterday....definitely need the old system back

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  11. whos a better player (not fd wise):

    Mata

    or

    Cabaye

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Mata imo.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Mata a better 10.

      Cabaye better all round player.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. That is like asking what is better an apple or an orange.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  12. 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

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Man Utd
      Man City
      Southampton?
      Hearts?
      Sunderland
      Wolves

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Manchester United
      Manchester City
      Southampton
      erm Lionhearts fc?
      Sunderland
      Wolves

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. Pass
      Man City
      Soton
      Mel Gigson
      Naomi Campbell
      France

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Lion Hearts is a Ghanian team in Kpandu.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Rest as IM.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. IM + Ajax in fact.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
    5. no idea for bank street. and lion hearts just makes me want a lion bar and a pack of love hearts

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    6. Preston North End
      Man City
      Southampton
      Hearts
      Sunderland
      Wolves

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    7. Man Utd?
      Man City
      Southampton?
      Jean claude van damme (Proof: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100029/ )
      Sunderland
      Hull

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. *wolves. Too close hull was a let down..

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    8. Man Utd
      Man City
      Southampton
      Arsenal?
      Sunderland
      Wolves

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    9. Amazed to see no one has got lion hearts right. I thought some fans of that club will be around this place!

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Villa and Millwall are both occasionally known as Lions but I dunno if they're lion hearts..

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Needed to be more specific. Sorry IM

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. Yeah I didn't know which 😛 had no idea you meant Villa :)

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. Man Utd
        Man City
        Southampton
        Aston Villa?
        Sunderland
        Wolves

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. 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

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. Whoopee!

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
      3. Villa. 😉

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  13. Stan Collymore said Villa will beat City so should happen.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. And he will beat Ulrika.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. whos Ulrika?

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
          • 1 year, 3 months ago
      2. Well that esculated quickly.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. 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!

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Same here.

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

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Wouldn't that be romantic? first Borini then the ex Liverpool contingent at West Ham! fingers crossed!!!

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

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  14. Just received some posh sweets and chocolate for winning February in my mini league. Oh, back when I was getting good scores!

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. They bloody took their time. 😉

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. They made a mistake as they had my old address.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. what sweets were they?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Hope and Greenwood Fizz! Bang! Wallops!

        And Melt Bar Sea Salt Chocolate.

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

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. 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. 😉

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
  15. Thinkin

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

    Madness?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. 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

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Cheers big ears

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  16. So, is anybody actually keeping Aguero and hoping he plays on the weekend?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Waiting for team news on Friday

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Awaiting the city presser before deciding - likely to ship for Dzeko if there's nothing concrete.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. He is gone for me

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Nah will probably sell

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  17. Thinking Jones + Mutch + Rooney + Aguero -> Baines + Sterling + Dzeko + Sturridge (-12).

    Madness?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. No, all good moves

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Wouldn't be taking hits on defenders - the rest looks good.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. 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!

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. 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.

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. I'm sure I read somewhere that Man Utd had exercised their right to keep him for another season.

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. "He called me because he told me he wanted Michael to return. I told him, no way." 😆

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. “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

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
        • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. 😆 wow

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. It just shows you how superstitious humans can be.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. If they had got it back it might have made the last game a thriller.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  18. UKG

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

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

    Thoughts?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  19. 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.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. how did you make this fpl player's cloud in worlde?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. 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

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. *in Excel

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
  20. 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.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Portsmouth, Pompy

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. A.

      Leeds United

      The Whites/Peacocks

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. Sheffield Wednesday, the Owls.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. This.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
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      2. A.

        Dammit, its just 2k bigger than Elland Road

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. Not even that according to wiki

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Sheffield U, Blades

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    5. Sheffield Wednesday, Owls

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    6. Sheffield Wednesday
      The Owls

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    7. Sheffield Wednesday

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. The owls - whoops.

        Ain't much in it with Leeds though.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    8. nottingham forest. city ground

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
        • 1 year, 3 months ago
        1. it's not a joke 😡

          • 1 year, 3 months ago
          1. Oh sorry! its obvious to me who lives inbetween the Ipro and City Ground - common banter between us locals lol.

            • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. Mark's already allowed you on the Scoutcast. No need to keep brownnosing 😉

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    9. England - Three Lions

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. 😆

        they aint no club though

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  21. new article - say what
  22. 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

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. ANSWER ON NEW POST

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  23. 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... :)

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  24. Sunderland - West Brom: 2-0
    Wickham goal, assist and 3bp.
    Mannone clean sheet.

    PLEASE!

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  25. Can't wait for next season without a double gameweek to start.

    • 1 year, 2 months ago
  26. 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

    • 1 year, 2 months ago

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 4 Aug, 2015 7:41am
Player Club Factors
No Change Pantilimon SUN C, Vs
No Change Stekelenburg SOT C, Vs
No Change Schmeichel LEI C, Vs
No Change Ruddy NOR C, Vs
No Change Butland STO C
No Change Guzan AVL C, Vs
No Change Boruc BOU C, Vs
No Change Cech ARS C, Vs
No Change Gomes WAT C
No Change Adrián WHM C, Vs
No Change Hart MCI C
No Change Courtois CHE C, VsX

Defenders

Last updated: 4 Aug, 2015 11:59am
Player Club Factors
No Change Cédric Soares SOT C, Vs
No Change Koscielny ARS C, Vs
No Change Huth LEI C, Vs
No Change Francis BOU C, Vs
No Change Ivanovic CHE C, VsX
No Change Van Aanholt SUN C, Vs
No Change Richards AVL C, Vs
No Change Martin NOR C, Vs
No Change Alderweireld TOT C
No Change Darmian MUN C
No Change Prödl WAT C
No Change Cresswell WHM C, Vs
No Change Kolarov MCI C, Rest, £
No Change Skrtel LIV C, VsX

Midfielders

Last updated: 4 Aug, 2015 7:42am
Player Club Factors
No Change Walcott ARS B, Vs
No Change Hazard CHE C, VsX
No Change Mane SOT B, Vs
No Change Ozil ARS C, Vs
No Change Sterling MCI B
No Change Ritchie BOU C, Vs
No Change Silva MCI C
No Change Depay MUN C
No Change Henderson LIV C
No Change Mahrez LEI B, Vs
No Change Chadli TOT C, Rest
No Change Payet WHM B
No Change Lens SUN C, Vs
No Change Oxlade-Chamberlain ARS B, Vs, Rest

Forwards

Last updated: 4 Aug, 2015 7:43am
Player Club Factors
No Change Rooney MUN C, Vs
No Change Pellè SOT C, Vs
No Change Kane TOT C, Vs
No Change Aguero MCI C, Inj
No Change Ulloa LEI C
No Change Wilson BOU C
No Change Sakho WHM B, Vs
No Change Benteke LIV C
No Change Diego Costa CHE C, VsX, Inj
No Change Deeney WAT C, VsX
No Change Lukaku EVE B, VsX, Inj
No Change Defoe SUN C, Vs

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

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