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

Comments (Last 30 Days)

  1. The ScoutCast - Episode 246 - Smashing 4 days, 20 hours ago

    Could well be. Being ignored but I think he starts and he's been very effective when he gets minutes. » Read

  2. The ScoutCast - Episode 246 - Smashing 4 days, 20 hours ago

    Only for those who aren't targeting Mahrez, surely? I can't see folk doubling on Leicester midfield and locking out options in the other positions. Lingard deserves a bit of time too. More eye tests required, particularly if Sanchez injects more goals in that team. It will take a couple more disappointing performances, like Monday, before I'll be really fidgety. I suspect that day will arrive, but I reckon he'll do enough in the next 3-4 to convince most to keep and some more to buy. » Read

  3. Frisking The Fixtures - Gameweek 23 - The Weak 5 days, 10 hours ago

    I really hope so. I've put my neck on the line. Monday night could be horrible. » Read

  4. Frisking The Fixtures - Gameweek 23 - The Weak 5 days, 11 hours ago

    Can we not have this feud this evening otherwise I will have to moderate accounts and give you both a cooling off period. Thanks. » Read

  5. Frisking The Fixtures - Gameweek 23 - The Weak 5 days, 11 hours ago

    Aye, I noticed that. Bobby F undoing. » Read

  6. Frisking the Fixtures - Gameweek 24 - The Strong 6 days, 6 hours ago

    Urmmm...In terms of blanks, I think all we really know is that Everton and Stoke both play in GW31 for sure as the only certain fixture for the FA Cup QF weekend. » Read

  7. Frisking the Fixtures - Gameweek 24 - The Strong 6 days, 6 hours ago

    Link to Ben Crellin's Twitter in the article above. His spreadies will help. » Read

  8. Frisking the Fixtures - Gameweek 24 - The Strong 6 days, 6 hours ago

    Lol - to be fair, Ben has to explain it with 5 spreadsheets so it's not easy! » Read

  9. The Scout Squad - Gameweek 24 6 days, 12 hours ago

    Yep. Imagine if he does start scoring against the easy teams though 😉 For Watford, I thought it was worth the risk. Jury out after that. » Read

  10. The Scout Squad - Gameweek 24 6 days, 15 hours ago

    I think the only issue with Firmino could be creativity from the middle three. Can, Ox and Wijnaldum don't have the craft that Coutinho gave them, so Firmino - away from home - may be inclined to drop deeper and let Mane and Salah occupy the more advanced roles. Lallana in there might fix that, of course. It wasn't an issue vs City because the high press and turnovers got them goals. I don't think the weaker sides will attempt to play out of it like City did. Swansea will be very interesting and Huddersfield after that is a similar scenario - no way Wagner plays to Klopp's strengths. I think we will get a better impression of Liverpool post-Coutinho after those two. » Read

  11. The Scout Squad - Gameweek 24 6 days, 15 hours ago

    Yeah I've looked at that. I'd back Mane over Firmino normally, but I think if pens go to Firmino, then it seals the deal his way. » Read

  12. The Scout Squad - Gameweek 24 6 days, 16 hours ago

    Nope. He is mainly a makeweight to afford Alonso. But playing No 10 with Pogba behind and Sanchez on the flank, I think he'll be fine. Next two GW's will be a test of that, though. » Read

  13. The Scout Squad - Gameweek 24 6 days, 16 hours ago

    The difference is you're missing out on the value offer by Arnautovic and Lingard, which is currently far outweighing value available with a forward slot. » Read

  14. The Scout Squad - Gameweek 24 6 days, 16 hours ago

    That is probably for the best but I stand by the fact that it's possible that Firmino won't go on delivering at his current rate, particularly in away matches when I think Coutinho's absence will be most felt. Three of the next four away and the home is Spurs so I do think there's a case to be made - albeit flimsy - that could offer alternatives who may outscore him. No doubt you're taking the most advised and comfortable route there though - I'll probably be following you if Vardy blanks and Liverpool skittle Swansea. I just thought I'd flirt with the cool kids first 😉 » Read

  15. Scout Notes - Key Duo Get Unwanted Minutes 6 days, 16 hours ago

    Nah. I just think what Wilson might be able to get you in midfield could be the big pull. It depends if a big gun breaks up this pesky five we've got. » Read

  16. Scout Notes - Key Duo Get Unwanted Minutes 6 days, 16 hours ago

    Yes, that's also my plan. I'm just deliberating whether to take the risk in case Bobby rubs my nose in it and I have to use an early transfer post GW24. Bobby used to be a friend of mine. » Read

  17. Scout Notes - Key Duo Get Unwanted Minutes 6 days, 16 hours ago

    Yeah I agree. But there are times in the season when I think Vardy can produce regardless and I just thought - in the short-term - even if it's just for GW24, it would be worth a shot. Watford have a lot to do with it too. I don't see Marco Silva turning up and dropping deep. Watford always attack opponents - look at their City performance at the Etihad. As soon as they gain possession they burst, much like Leicester themselves. I think there will be goals in the game with the two teams exchanging blows. If Vardy blanks and doesn't impress, I'll have to reconsider. At that point I'll either go to Wilson, or concede on Firmino I guess - depending on how Liverpool perform at Swansea. Like I said last night, I've not necessarily signed Vardy on a long-term deal. He'll only get a longer contract if he does the business 😉 » Read

  18. Scout Notes - Key Duo Get Unwanted Minutes 6 days, 17 hours ago

    It's fair enough. Based on last night, Jonty feels that Mahrez and Albrighton can excel but Vardy won't. I don't agree, I don't think one will necessarily happen without the other. Yes we can look at Vardy's record vs lower level clubs. But we can also look at his record that shows 11 goals in 11 successive matches. I think Leicester's form and fixtures are good enough for Vardy to overcome any issue the stats suggest if Mahrez is on song. But we'll see. » Read

  19. Scout Notes - Key Duo Get Unwanted Minutes 6 days, 17 hours ago

    I don't think we need a discussion on other users posting style. If a user steps out of line, flag it, we'll investigate and, if we feel it's warranted, we will intervene. That's how it works. I was in threads this morning and I've seen nothing this to warrant issue and I don't think we've had any reports. Mail me if I'm wrong and you further concerns. Thanks. » Read

  20. Scout Notes - Key Duo Get Unwanted Minutes 6 days, 17 hours ago

    mmm...I'd consider it perhaps. There's risk there but I would say that Mahrez and Arnie look better placed for points in GW24. I think the hit would probably mean I'd leave it, though. The pair would already be 4 points down so that has to be a factor. Plus I think Lingard deserves another eye test yet. » Read