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Metro Tips From The Scout

If you missed my star-studded debut – read: nervous – with Mark and Granville on the Scoutcast back in episode 37 (you can find the latest episode here) then you will also have missed out on a nugget of news that we feel deserves a sneaky mention.

We decided to take on the much derided FPL pundit this season, as myself and Fantasy Football Scout adopted a similar role over at the Metro game. Mauro Boselli probably didn’t provide the most illustrious start to this new branch in our career, but we quickly bounced back in Gameweek Two tipping Andy Carroll and Gareth Bale ahead of their big returns.

However, that was then and this is now and with Gameweek Eight about to kick-off, our next set of options are on the table over on the Metro website

These are but six of the players on the radar this time around – three weekly bankers we feel are more assured some returns, two punts that may be off the beaten track and one player who’s past performances merit a shout-out – with many players close to consideration just falling short.

Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas was earmarked for a spot as a banker, but Arsene Wenger’s recent comments put the kybosh on that; team-mate Andrei Arshavin ran him close as a frequent point scorer in the Metro game and Dimitar Berbatov also falls just an inch short this week. While on the punt front, the midfield triumvirate of Matt Jarvis (with a potentially interesting game at home to West Ham), Charles N’Zogbia (making a visit to his old stomping ground of St. James Park) and Mikel Arteta (in a hotly contested derby that cries out for one of his dazzling free-kicks) were all pushing for a place but, ultimately, were just sneaked out.

Metro Managers can go take a look our final tips selection here.

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  1. dk123
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    11 years, 1 month ago

    shouls i use my free transfer on harper to jasskilinen or should i do something else here my team?
    this is my team

    foster

    foley faye konchesky

    barton gerrad nani bale etherington

    carrol tevez.

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    1. Katie
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      11 years, 1 month ago

      This week seems the perfect opportunity to do it.

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  2. Squerly4568
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    11 years, 1 month ago

    is torres to rooney a good move?

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    1. dk123
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      11 years, 1 month ago

      maybe torres to berbs or tevez

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      1. Evasivo
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        +1 dk..wouldnt go near Rooney for a while

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        1. Squerly4568
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          11 years, 1 month ago

          its tempting and october always seems to be rooneys month!

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    2. Jafstar - TheRedDevil
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      11 years, 1 month ago

      do nt bring in rooney for fear of being benched by el fergo!

      thou must put thou fake money into count berbula!

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  3. breakballartist
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    11 years, 1 month ago

    Ah...

    Hit alert; but think i may have it covered; Berbs and Nasri in, (C) one of em to hopefuly cover the hit, but which one...

    thoughts lads??

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    1. Evasivo
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      11 years, 1 month ago

      Out of those 2 i'd definitely choose Berba

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    2. jamsiep
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      11 years, 1 month ago

      I dunno...

      Depends where Nasri plays... If he's stuck out wide, with a central midfield trio of Song, Diaby, Wilshere, then he could do jack shit.

      Any Arsenal fans out there care to speculate what the starting line-up will be tomorrow?

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      1. njfsdkffslkf
        • 12 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        Would you have bought it if it werent cup week this week?

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        1. jamsiep
          • 12 Years
          11 years, 1 month ago

          Nani and Nasri.

          Nasri isn't just a one week fling... I'll probably keep him throughout BIR mcy WHM NEW...

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          1. Jermaine Chigurh
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            11 years, 1 month ago

            Don't you think Walcott's return could cause some problems when Fabregas is fit again? He seemed to be getting the games when he was fit earlier in the season, so where does that leave Nasri?

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            1. jamsiep
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              11 years, 1 month ago

              Nasri has played 90 mins in every game he's been fit for.. If that useless runt Walcott gets in the team ahead of him then I'd be livid...

              I was at the Bridge for the Chelsea-Arsenal game and began to appreciate just how good Nasri is. He was class that day, his feet are ridiculous.

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              1. njfsdkffslkf
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                11 years, 1 month ago

                So your goin to double up with Fabregas I presume.
                Brave move.
                You must be praying for a Malouda rest with Wolves at home coming up.

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                1. jamsiep
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                  11 years, 1 month ago

                  Yes I will!!!

                  I still think it's likely. With Drogba not travelling to Moscow, Malouda will definitely play against Spartak. And then if Drogba is fit for Wolves, then Malouda is at a big risk of rotation..

                  Yup, doubling up for the WHM and NEW games, then will get rid of Nasri for Young/Arteta... Assuming Nasri starts the next four, then I don't see it as much of a risk.

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              2. Jermaine Chigurh
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                11 years, 1 month ago

                haha

                Nasri's obviously a far better player, but Walcott seems to have more of a directness to his game. Nasri can play a hundred one-twos and get nowhere (as it was at Chelsea a couple of weeks back), while Walcott can be complete shite all game, but can punish a high line or kill a team on the break.

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                1. jamsiep
                  • 12 Years
                  11 years, 1 month ago

                  Fine, play Walcott instead of Arshavin then...

                  Nasri > Arshavin

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                  1. njfsdkffslkf
                    • 12 Years
                    11 years, 1 month ago

                    I saw Arshavin in the flesh this day last week,

                    He ozzes quality. So quick with his feet.

                    Id love a punt on him but Stevie should match him in next 2 weeks.

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                  2. jamsiep
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                    11 years, 1 month ago

                    ...and I saw him in the flesh two weeks ago and he was dirt.

                    When he's on song he's a class act, but I entirely understand when Arsenal fans get frustrated with him. I'd probably hate him if he played for Chelsea...

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                  3. njfsdkffslkf
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                    11 years, 1 month ago

                    I love him if he played for United,

                    But anyway he is still one of one fav players for years - pre Arsenal.

                    And he is scoring very well again.

                    *Hmm ponders Malouda > Arshavin 😀

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    3. dk123
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      11 years, 1 month ago

      why not just captain nani and dont take the hit

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  4. Evasivo
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    11 years, 1 month ago

    Really stuck for transfer ideas this week & would appreciate any ideas guys & girls

    Hahnemann Foster
    Foley Knight ShawX Dann Konchesky
    Arteta Gerrard Bale Nani Albrighton
    Carroll Drogba Tevez £0.4M

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    1. petergriff
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      • 12 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      I'd be tempted to leave that as is, or maybe invest Gerrards value elsewhere? Hard to see what to do instead of him this gameweek though...Nasri perhaps.

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      1. Evasivo
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        I'd previously been tempted to change ShawX or Konchesky. Will most likely keep Gerrard (reluctantly) until Fabs returns

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        1. Evasivo
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          11 years, 1 month ago

          who to bring in?

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  5. snowman
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    11 years, 1 month ago

    Guys, is this team ok for the GW or should i look to make my change or let it carry over to next week?

    Sorenson
    Konchesky Faye Samba
    Malouda Nolan VDV Etherington Dempsey
    Carroll Berbatov (c)

    Subs: Hughes, Drog, Alex

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    1. Evasivo
      • 11 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Who's your 2nd Keeper?

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      1. DickFranDyke
        • 12 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        Isn't Sorenson out?

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        1. snowman
          • 12 Years
          11 years, 1 month ago

          foster

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  6. Oscar 12
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    11 years, 1 month ago

    Which do you think will score more points this gameweek
    A) Nasri/berbatov
    Or
    B)berbatov/elmander
    Cheers.

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  7. Ace
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    11 years, 1 month ago

    my team is
    robinson (carson)
    Foley Konchesky williamson (dann alex)
    nani malouda VDV bale Ferguson
    Carrol tevez (drogba)

    should i make any more changes i hav already got vdv for DIRT Kuyt?????

    Who else should i bring in but it has 2 b worth a 4point hit i hav 1.9 in da bank

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    1. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Looks fine to me as it is

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      1. Jafstar - TheRedDevil
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        id rather bench konchesky for an injured guy...just cz hes that bad

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        1. Ace
          • 11 Years
          11 years, 1 month ago

          I like ur team ur doin very well is it worth me making any other changes ie elomady or edtherington??

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  8. Hungry
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    • 12 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    This is worth a watch for all you Liverpool fans. Your Henry's got form.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSzEbVyJyqo

    While I'm here, I fancy selling Alex for a 4 point hit. Baines, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Jose Enrique? Would rather save a bit of cash rather than spend. Any ideas?

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  9. Chris Finch - squeal piggy …
    • 11 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Anyone else stuck with this:

    Drogba/Berb/Odemwingie? Week of the lone striker!

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  10. celtic10000
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    11 years, 1 month ago

    david dunn fitness ?

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  11. OzziesDream
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    11 years, 1 month ago

    Assume everyone has seen this... "Wigan Athletic defender Antolin Alcaraz is rated at 50/50 for tomorrows game against Newcastle United up at St. James` Park." from vital football 37 minutes ago. Ankle injury apparently.

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  12. TorresMagic™
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    • 12 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Wake up to all the Drogba news. Changes alot of things involving trades. 🙁

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  13. celtic10000
    • 11 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Scout picks are up

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  14. john29
    • 11 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Is this team ok for the Gw
    Robingson
    Faye Perch Foley
    malouda Bale Nani M Petrov Gerrard
    Carroll Berba
    Subs: Drog Dann O'brien?

    Ne suggested changes?

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  15. dizzle
    • 11 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    is kolorav gonna start?

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    1. Benzemabob
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      11 years, 1 month ago

      100% no

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      1. dizzle
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        jags gonna start?

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