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
    8 months, 10 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
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Glenn Hoddle is the worst

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 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
        8 months, 10 days ago

        This

      2. Hooky
        8 months, 10 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. Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 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
          8 months, 10 days ago

          This man talks sense 🙂

    3. deathorglory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Because he went bankrupt and needs the money.

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

  2. TorresMagic™
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    8 months, 10 days ago

    Ibe off, Pugh on 🙁

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      So jammie

    2. McQueen
      8 months, 10 days ago

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

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Howe you legend

  4. tm245
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Pugh on for Ibe

  5. Nanoelektronicar
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

  6. FULHAM 4 LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    No Stanislas, the bench w*nkery begins

    1. Konig Luther
      8 months, 10 days ago

      already on my bench

  7. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

  8. Hurricane Gilbert
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Luck strikes for Mark yet again

    1. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Mark getting lucky, never.

      1. Mark
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        8 months, 10 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
          8 months, 10 days ago

          My scoutcast senses are tingeling 😀

        2. Hurricane Gilbert
          8 months, 10 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
            8 months, 10 days ago

            Not with Stanislas.

        3. Sir Edo Nygren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 10 days ago

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

        4. Hurricane Gilbert
          8 months, 10 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            8 months, 10 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 😉

        5. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 10 days ago

          Surely a phantom goal is lucky, though?

      2. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 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

    2. McQueen
      8 months, 10 days ago

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

    3. Toby Lerone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Why is he lucky?

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    KEEP Stanislas over the blanks!

  10. tm245
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Let De Bruyne take it!

  11. MidasBoys XI
    8 months, 10 days ago

    No Stanislas then

  12. TOBY1
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Stones bonus points?

    I'm clinging to everything with Jesus captain.

  13. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    F off Howe

  14. Ziroᶻ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Cmon KdB

  15. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    8 months, 10 days ago

    Mark passes me on transfers made 🙁

    1. Syd.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Chins 😉

    2. Hurricane Gilbert
      8 months, 10 days ago

      He has been awfully lucky.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        McAuley goal tops it.

    3. Ziroᶻ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Better now than in 38.

      1. TorresMagic™
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        8 months, 10 days ago

        True 😀

  16. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Knowledgeable meerkat
      8 months, 10 days ago

      You benched bellerin at home to hull?

      I smell lies

    2. Kuntheman-★Balegium★
      8 months, 10 days ago

      What compelled you to bench those two?

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

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

  17. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. TorresMagic™
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Is your rival Mark?

      1. Garfield1001
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        No no lol. Plenty of people have benched chambers.

  18. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    8 months, 10 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
      8 months, 10 days ago

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

    2. Ha.
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Chill out Idina Menzel

    3. Somalion
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I think we've bore the Brunt of it now

      1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Evans above!

      2. Vinyl78LP
        8 months, 10 days ago

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

    4. Tilehurst Enders
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Nyom impossible to stop this continuing I think

    5. Fred51
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Game. Set And Match Centre.

  19. Dimen
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Aguero on 2 BAPS atm. GOGO

    1. Boydinho
      8 months, 10 days ago

      They should really change the baps til next season, crazy

      1. Ephurion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Why? Seems legit that a forward scoring gets rewarded.

  20. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

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

      1. Ha.
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Wait, what?

    2. Toby Lerone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      He should listen to us they might get results 😉

  21. JÆKS ⭐
    8 months, 10 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
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Wow that's tough to take

    2. Hurricane Gilbert
      8 months, 10 days ago

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

  22. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Brunt -> Stones fail

    1. Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      and an arrow fail to go with it! 🙂

  23. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      He's losing it.

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Do what's right

    3. Sponge-worthy
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Was it og?

    4. MidasBoys XI
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Looks like mcauley got the last touch lol

  24. Sponge-worthy
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

  25. HearMeRoar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 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.
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Could be worse, you could be a Villa fan

      1. Konig Luther
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Ha! 😀

      2. HearMeRoar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 10 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?

  26. Ted Bovis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Please dont score King, stay off the radar!

  27. FULHAM 4 LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone believe you make your own luck?

    1. Ha.
      8 months, 10 days ago

      One cannot make luck, for then it is not luck

    2. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

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

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

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

    4. jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Only lucky people 😉

    5. P.O.V
      8 months, 10 days ago

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

    6. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      8 months, 10 days ago

      Like most football speak, it means nothing really.

  28. gunners3038
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Blackbear - Bolivia Giroud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

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

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

  29. SuperMario
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

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

  30. Syd.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    David Silva is pure class

    1. tm245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 10 days ago

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