Dugout Discussion

Dugout Discussion – Bournemouth vs Man City

Gameweek 25 concludes at the Vitality Stadium with Bournemouth paying host to Pep Guardiola’s Mancheseter City.

Once again Pep’s teamsheet steals the pre-match headlines, with Gabriel Jesus preferred as his central striker, leaving Sergio Aguero on the bench for a third successive outing.

Transferred in by more than 210,000 ahead of Gameweek 25, Jesus is skippered by 156,000 tonight up against a Cherries defence that has shipped more Premier League goals than any other side in 2017, conceding three or more in eight of their last twelve matches.

That defence is at last bolstered tonight by an array of returnees, as Charlie Daniels, Simon Francis and Adam Smith all overcome knocks to claim berths.

Elsewhere, manager Eddie Howe prefers Jordan Ibe to Junior Stanislas on the right flank, as Josh King again leads the attack.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. Hooky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Why is Chris Sutton on the TV and radio all the time at the moment? Awful pundit and incredibly thick

    1. FULHAM 4 LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Glenn Hoddle is the worst

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I think that you're wrong - he speaks his mind and I think he's a refreshing change. He says what he thinks and he doesn't mind arguing his case. Good on him - he's got attitude.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 12 days ago

        This

      2. Hooky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 12 days ago

        He's incredibly inarticulate and just repeats the same thing over and over again. Most of which is rubbish. Fair enough speaking your mind but I don't think he has anything interesting or different to say.

      3. QBPUNKS
          3 months, 12 days ago

          This is nonsense sorry. Read football 365 mediawatch articles, he regularly appears for his tired clichés and reactionary premature opinions. A clickbait journalist, if that's his own mind then I feel genuinely sorry for him

          1. Hooky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 12 days ago

            This man talks sense 🙂

      4. deathorglory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Because he went bankrupt and needs the money.

        Can't figure out why anyone wants to employ him thigh.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      3 months, 12 days ago

      Ibe off, Pugh on 🙁

      1. FPL Virg.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 12 days ago

        So jammie

      2. McQueen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Lot's of McCauleys, Chambers coming on then...

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Howe you legend

    5. tm245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Pugh on for Ibe

    6. Nanoelektronicar
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Captained Jesus, absolutely gutted. I just don't believe it.

      • FULHAM 4 LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 12 days ago

        No Stanislas, the bench w*nkery begins

        1. Konig Luther
            3 months, 12 days ago

            already on my bench

        2. Revival
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Damn...started Stanislas with Brunt 1st sub and Chambers 2nd sub

          • Hurricane Gilbert
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Luck strikes for Mark yet again

              1. Granville
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                3 months, 12 days ago

                Mark getting lucky, never.

                1. Mark
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Aye, my season is all luck. Got to have points on the bench to get points off the bench.

                  1. Ephurion
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    My scoutcast senses are tingeling 😀

                  2. Hurricane Gilbert
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      You can have a strong bench ofc, but in the end it's all about timing and luck to make that happen.

                      1. MTPockets
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Not with Stanislas.

                    • Sir Edo Nygren
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      You got 7 from Stanislas, but I got 8.. 😉 Finally a little glimpse of luck!

                    • Hurricane Gilbert
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Didn't say it was all luck. You have of course a very solid team. But many things have gone your way, you must admr that 😉

                        1. Mark
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                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Yeah, of course this week with McAuley's freakish goal. I don't think my whole season can be filed until "fortunate" on the basis of one week.

                          I say that knowing that Granville will now be up to 3am researching why I've been lucky all season 😉

                      • FPL Virg.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Surely a phantom goal is lucky, though?

                    • FPL Virg.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Wasn't McAuley due at the hairdressers on Saturday morning, but Mark rang up and cancelled the appointment in a high pitched voice

                  3. McQueen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    He knew Stanislas wouldn't come on so that was his bench wankary 😉

                  4. Toby Lerone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Why is he lucky?

                2. Rainer
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    KEEP Stanislas over the blanks!

                  • tm245
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Let De Bruyne take it!

                  • MidasBoys XI
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      No Stanislas then

                    • TOBY1
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Stones bonus points?

                        I'm clinging to everything with Jesus captain.

                      • Team Cruel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        F off Howe

                      • Ziro
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Cmon KdB

                      • TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Mark passes me on transfers made 🙁

                        1. Syd.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Chins 😉

                        2. Hurricane Gilbert
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            He has been awfully lucky.

                            1. TorresMagic™
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                              3 months, 12 days ago

                              McAuley goal tops it.

                          • Ziro
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            Better now than in 38.

                            1. TorresMagic™
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                              3 months, 12 days ago

                              True 😀

                        3. BigAndy+42...
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            20 points off the bench for me: Bellerin and Bertrand!!

                            1. Knowledgeable meerkat
                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                You benched bellerin at home to hull?

                                I smell lies

                              • Kuntheman-★Silva²â˜…
                                  3 months, 12 days ago

                                  What compelled you to bench those two?

                                  1. BigAndy+42...
                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                      Not lying. Read that Bellerin hadn't trained all week.

                                • Garfield1001
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  3 months, 12 days ago

                                  Why is this it that there are some people just born lucky. Rival with Chambers off bench as no Stanislas.

                                  1. TorresMagic™
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                    3 months, 12 days ago

                                    Is your rival Mark?

                                    1. Garfield1001
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                      No no lol. Plenty of people have benched chambers.

                                • MANGE TOUT RODNEY
                                    3 months, 12 days ago

                                    Anyone else very bored by all the 'hilarious' Brunt/McAuley/Evans references?

                                    Seriously, let it go!

                                    1. The Wise Owl
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                      I don't even have those players but I love it.

                                    2. Ha.
                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                        Chill out Idina Menzel

                                      • Somalion
                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                          I think we've bore the Brunt of it now

                                          1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
                                              3 months, 12 days ago

                                              Evans above!

                                            • Vinyl78LP
                                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                                Sterling getting an assist for the same thing has set me off again.:-)

                                            • Thai Royals
                                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                                Nyom impossible to stop this continuing I think

                                              • Fred51
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                                Game. Set And Match Centre.

                                            • Dimen
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              3 months, 12 days ago

                                              Aguero on 2 BAPS atm. GOGO

                                              1. mangzor
                                                  3 months, 12 days ago

                                                  They should really change the baps til next season, crazy

                                                  1. Ephurion
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    3 months, 12 days ago

                                                    Why? Seems legit that a forward scoring gets rewarded.

                                              2. BobB
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                                How does Blind Pugh get on ahead of Stanislaus? Howe losing his reputation

                                                1. jarvish
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  3 months, 12 days ago

                                                  He doesn't pick the team based on your FPL team

                                                  1. Ha.
                                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                                      Wait, what?

                                                  2. Toby Lerone
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    3 months, 12 days ago

                                                    He should listen to us they might get results 😉

                                                2. Jaks
                                                    3 months, 12 days ago

                                                    With rivals having Sanchez C, Mcauley, and Sterling, I don't think I can deal with this much longer lol

                                                    1. Toby Lerone
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                                      Wow that's tough to take

                                                    2. Hurricane Gilbert
                                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                                        It won't be long until video reviews are introduced to stop goals like Sanchez handball

                                                    3. Jinswick
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                                      Brunt -> Stones fail

                                                      1. Jinswick
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                                        and an arrow fail to go with it! 🙂

                                                    4. Flapjack ✅
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                                      Match centre reviewing it as we speak. Confirmed on twitter.

                                                      1. Rainer
                                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                                          He's losing it.

                                                        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                                          Do what's right

                                                        • Sponge-worthy
                                                            3 months, 12 days ago

                                                            Was it og?

                                                          • MidasBoys XI
                                                              3 months, 12 days ago

                                                              Looks like mcauley got the last touch lol

                                                          • Sponge-worthy
                                                              3 months, 12 days ago

                                                              I'm waiting for a city penalty and a save from boruc. I'd like the extra five points.

                                                            • HearMeRoar
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              3 months, 12 days ago

                                                              Lost points for Brunt's assist at the weekend and now my rival is gaining more points for a Sterling/Aguero combo when he should only really get the Aguero assist. A terrible season just got worse. Brilliant.

                                                              1. Ha.
                                                                  3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                  Could be worse, you could be a Villa fan

                                                                  1. Konig Luther
                                                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                      Ha! 😀

                                                                    • HearMeRoar
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                      Tell me about it! My Saturday team lost a cup semi final on Saturday too.

                                                                      Time to walk away from football for good?

                                                                • Edna Kenny
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                  Please dont score King, stay off the radar!

                                                                • FULHAM 4 LIFE
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                  Anyone believe you make your own luck?

                                                                  1. Ha.
                                                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                      One cannot make luck, for then it is not luck

                                                                    • Epic Fail 墅 ⚽
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                      Only in the gotta be in it to win it way.

                                                                    • Rainer
                                                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                        Well most dont believe in Jesus anymore so might shift to this.

                                                                      • jarvish
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                        Only lucky people 😉

                                                                      • Poveglia
                                                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                          No that's biggest load of old tosh you will ever hear.

                                                                        • Granville
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                                                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                          Like most football speak, it means nothing really.

                                                                      • gunners3038
                                                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                          So whts the verdict..is it a mings own goal or aguero goal

                                                                          1. Blackbear
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                            They'll probably give Aguero the benefit of the doubt.

                                                                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqOIVNzb6FA

                                                                        • SuperMario
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                          Lukaku --> Aguero (-4) worked well then...

                                                                        • Syd.
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                          David Silva is pure class

                                                                          1. tm245
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            3 months, 12 days ago

                                                                            You guys have it so good with Silva and KDB controlling.