Moving Target

Moving Target – Nicky Shorey

Reading snapped up their fourth Bosman signing of the summer transfer window yesterday after Nicky Shorey joined the club from West Brom on a one-year deal. The left-back follows Garath McCleary, Danny Guthrie and Pavel Pogrebnyak to the Madejski and returns to the Royals four years after signing for Aston Villa following the club’s relegation to the Championship.

With last season’s first-choice left-back Ian Harte starting only 30 of Reading’s 46 league games, Shorey’s arrival will provide experienced cover and is likely to see Joseph Mills fall further down the pecking order in Brian McDermott’s plans. The Royals boss revealed the thinking behind the decision to bring Shorey back to the Madejski yesterday, going on to say:

I know him really well and have done over many, many years. It’s a deal I’ve been thinking about trying to do for a long time. He’s a free transfer, so I looked at the value involved in the deal and what he could bring to us – in the end it was an absolute no-brainer to do it. It gives competition in that position, which is what we felt we needed

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The 31-year-old began his professional career back in 1999 and proceeded to make 15 first-team appearances before he was snapped up by then-Reading manager Alan Pardew for just £25,000. Shorey spent a total of seven years at the Madejski and featured in 267 league games, returning a total of 13 goals, though his final season at the club proved to be his most successful in terms of attacking returns, with three goals and nine assists accrued.

Shorey then moved to Aston Villa on a three-year deal after Reading dropped out of the top-flight but failed to nail down a regular role for the midlands outfit. His first term at Aston Villa saw Shorey feature in 21 league games and produce a single assist but he made just four appearances the following season before being farmed out on loan to Nottingham Forest and Fulham. The left-back then joined West Brom at the start of the 2010/11 campaign and made 53 league appearances over his two seasons for the Baggies but the arrival of Liam Ridgewell last January saw his game time dramatically curtailed. Shorey started 20 of West Brom’s first 24 Gameweeks last term but made the first XI just two more times, with Ridgewell preferred for the left-back role by Roy Hodgson.

The Prospects

From a Fantasy perspective, this is a transfer we really didn’t want to happen. Ian Harte’s spot-kick and set-piece duties had many managers ready to snap him up; last season the former Leeds man produced four goals and eight assists over a total of 32 appearances and was shaping up to be a strong cut-price option at the back but the Shorey transfer now places huge question marks against the wisdom of acquiring his services.

The worst scenario is that McDermott rotates both players on a regular basis in order to combat fatigue and maintain freshness amongst his backline options. Frustratingly, Reading were decent defensively last term, too; 12 clean sheets at home and eight on the road is indicative of their resilience, though this news now suggests the two centre-halves, Alex Pearce and Kaspars Gorkss, are perhaps the best route for those Fantasy managers intent on picking up a Reading defender. Aside from Harte, Pearce produced the best attacking returns at the back, with five goals and a couple of assists.

Intriguingly, the Shorey acquisition also has a knock-on effect when assessing Reading’s penalty takers. If Harte is unable to nail down a regular role, we’ll now be looking to ascertain who is next in line for spot-kick duties; at the moment there is no definitive answer but if Pavel Pogrebnyak is second in the queue, today’s twitter news that the Russian will be priced at 5.0 for the upcoming campaign in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is likely to increase his potential. The former Fulham man also comes in at 7.2 in the Sky Sports game and currently has 4.8% ownership – just behind Rickie Lambert (6.2%) from the promoted teams.

While Shorey is likely to come in at 4.0 – 4.5 in FPL, the uncertainty over his game time practically kills his appeal. Although Reading kick off the upcoming campaign with a double Gameweek 1 against Stoke and Chelsea, their opening schedule is far from enticing for Fantasy managers – particularly from a defensive perspective. Trips to Sunderland and West Brom, in addition to home clashes against Spurs and Newcastle and a blank Gameweek 3 suggests we’ll be happy to sit back and assess the situation, with the left-back dilemma hopefully resolved by the time their fixtures becomes a little kinder.

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  1. Gimli son of Gloin
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    9 years, 11 months ago

    Premier League ‏@premierleague
    Thursday’s player values will include new signings Gylfi Sigurdsson (TOT) and Shinji Kagawa (MUN). #fpl

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    1. mufc802
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      Looks like the game is launching next week then. 🙁

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      1. @FPLMason
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        FantasyPremierLeague ‏@_fantasypremier

        The 2012/13 #FantasyPremierLeague website will be up and running before the end of this month so a few weeks to pick your team! #FPL

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    2. Conrad.
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      9m & 8.5m perhaps?

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      1. ricdan
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        Surely siggy wont cost more the Kagawa?

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      2. Gimli son of Gloin
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        Siggurdsson 8.5 hopefully. If he's 9 I'll just get Bale altogether.
        Kagawa should be no more than 8.5 considering his attacking returns v Hazards

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    3. ricdan
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      I can't say I'm enjoying them releasing the prices like this. I'd rather they just kept it to themselves. Will take some of the shock away when the game is finally launched.

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      1. tangtastic
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        +1

        Also, it suggests that the games launch is further away than we'd hoped.

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      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
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        True dat.

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    4. Demí
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      Buzzing!

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    5. Jairzinho
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      My 'predict the prices' game is now closed then. May do an early leaderboard tonight and tomorrow

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      1. little_wizard123
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        I was a million out 🙁 got Hazard and Park's valuations, but overestimated Pog by £1. On a positive note, it makes him very appealing (although I'd prefer Lambert).

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        1. Jairzinho
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          When the game comes out I'm gonna take the average of each player and conclude whether they're good or bad value on the consensus of the sample that have taken the quiz.

          Or it's a good way for whoever played to judge whether the players are decent value.

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          1. Smarty Pants
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            Cheers, Kagawa. An excellent idea and thanks for the efforts to implement it. I still hope to win!

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        2. Smarty Pants
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          I'm £2 million out. Looks like I've consistently overpriced all the players. Should have factored economic slump and Euro debt crisis into my valuations. Rookie mistake!

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    6. Bubbles
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      This just means it's going to drag on and on I bet. Just open up the damn game.

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  2. @FPLMason
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    FantasyPremierLeague

    The 2012/13 #FantasyPremierLeague website will be up and running before the end of this month so a few weeks to pick your team! #FPL

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  3. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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    Silly farts at FPL Towers. Ahhh well, there is always Soave ... 😉

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    1. The Light Knight
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      Perhaps they have been at the Soave too...

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      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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        Nope. Too uncouth for that. 😉

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      2. SPorting
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        they're on the Sloe Gin....

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        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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          😆 True. Sooo true! 🙂

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        2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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          After which, they have Rum ... 😉

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          1. Ginkapo FPL
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            WHERES ALL THE RUM GONE?

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            1. SPorting
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              Why is the rum gone?

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              1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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                It is a rum do ... 😉

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                1. Ginkapo FPL
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                  Morgans Spiked it all!

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                  1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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                    It's a consPiracy ... 😉

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  4. Locarno
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    Sorry if it's been posted before, but this Terry fella's not the brightest:

    Today, Terry was asked to repeat evidence that he had been sent off four times in his career.

    “Can you say, please, four times?” asked his QC, George Carter-Stephenson.

    “Please, please, please, please,” Terry responded.

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    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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      God Almighty. 😯

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    2. SPorting
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      genius. just doing what he was told.

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      1. Locarno
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        The report goes on to say "Terry looked puzzled when the court erupted into laughter".

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        1. SPorting
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          did he drop his trousers too?

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    3. little_wizard123
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      Why are they going into how many times he's been sent off!?

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    4. Spike ⚽️
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      The trouble is, his brain isn't in the normal place 😉

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    5. tangtastic
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      I actually thought this was a wind up.

      Jesus.

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    6. @banterburyH2H
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      have u a link to this lol ?

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  5. Doctor X
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    I'm not going to believe this just as yet, But a friend of a friend of mine who works for the HR department at United, just said that United might just have struck a 12m + 4m addons deal for Baines. Don't quote me on this, but the lad seemed pretty flustered and told me it was from a reliable source. Just saying.

    Food for thought I guess.

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    1. useruser
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      Lol. 16m for a 29 year old defender. Why don't they keep playing Evra? I mean United love him up.

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      1. SOM.... This is Fellaini�…
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        Baines is 27 and Evra is a liability.

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        1. useruser
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          Oh, my bad. Last season's captain is a liability 🙄

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          1. Locarno
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            United didn't win anything. May as well blame the skipper, seeing as we can't blame God.

            aka Ol' Rednose.

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    2. Sheep Flavour
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      I think EFC would get a lot more than 12M + 4M than that for a player who has a decent contract and is a good player.

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      1. GREENDREAMS11
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        hey dude , i was just about to text you, no need now. You still finding it hard to get over Leighton "The Red" Baines.

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        1. Sheep Flavour
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          I dont think they will go for Baines......he wont go....

          Now my Bolton bet at 9 to 1....theres a winner.

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          1. GREENDREAMS11
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            yeah, toffee through and through, true to the cause blah blah blah, likes playing on the losing team 😛 Why would he choose not to go ?

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            1. Sheep Flavour
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              Hes a Blue....once a Blue always a....

              Now how does that go again ? 🙁

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    3. useruser
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      John Terry can't win.

      Found guilty he will be kicked out of the English Premier League.

      Found not guilty he will be kicked out of the English Defence League.

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      1. useruser
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        Meant to be a comment, not a reply. Sorry.

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    4. TommyK
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      WUM

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    5. FORCA INTER
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      iv'e heard same thing yesterday and i belive that banies will be decent in UTD

      way better than evra

      aslo,Pranjic will be Baines repacement in Everton

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  6. useruser
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    9 years, 11 months ago

    So, Manchester United's latest scarlet signing Shinji Kagawa's girlfriend is a pornstar.

    In other football news, John Terry's transfer to Man Utd is nearly complete.

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    1. The Light Knight
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      🙄

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    2. Doctor X
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      Doesn't need a transfer to shag her.

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  7. beric
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    How do you think the QPR backline will look next season?

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    1. blue cheese
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      Beric, back after a long time!

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      1. beric
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        Its been a crazy 2 weeks 🙂

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    2. The Light Knight
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      I know Fabio will be left back so that's 25% of the answer 🙂

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    3. Conrad.
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      Onuoha, Anton, Fabio and Luke Young?

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      1. QPR expects... glory!
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        Young's leaving. Onuoha is nailed on. Fabio may rotate a bit with Traore at LB rather than play every game. Wouldn't say Anton's nailed on eiter if we go out and buy a big unit at CB like Chris Samba.

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        1. beric
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          Cheers

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  8. Tim Canterbury
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    And the former Chelsea boss, who was sacked after nine months in charge at Stamford Bridge, said he helped lay the foundations for their Champions League win in May.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18798328

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    1. SPorting
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      credit where it's due.

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    2. FORCA INTER
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      i will laugh when Spurs finissh above Chelsa

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      1. Spike ⚽️
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        And we will 😉

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    3. The Light Knight
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      Well he got them through the groups, and the players just wouldn't play for him against Napoli so fair play to him

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      1. Old Schoolᴼˢ “disa…
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        *winning

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    4. Scroobius Mac
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      He did sign their best player and started to get the best out of Ramires as well. Plus he got them out the group stages.

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      1. Daniel Jebbison
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        And lost to Napoli 3:1. The only good game against decent squad was win 3:0 @ St. James Park

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  9. Tim Canterbury
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    I don't get it. Rogers said he would loan Carroll out and West Ham said they want him if he's available so whats stopping it happnening

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    1. useruser
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      9 years, 11 months ago

      Carroll wants to fight for his place in the team. He also doesn't want to be loaned out, and wants to be sold instead as he won't play under Rodgers.

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    2. Bøwstring The Carp
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      Also if he'ssold for West Ham's bid of £15mil, Liverpool will be down £20mil from his original cost

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      1. J0E
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        But arguably they sold Torres for at least £20m more than his real value. £15m for carroll would leave them even on the deal.

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        1. Daniel Jebbison
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          Carroll wants to be loaned to Milan not to West Ham. Easy

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    1. blue cheese
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      €65 million

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      1. blue cheese
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        😯

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    2. FORCA INTER
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      wow,they also wanna bid 40M for modric

      can't see neither of this 3 transfers happening

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    3. The Light Knight
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      Would love it if that is true.

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    4. ★FC Borecelona★
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      9 years, 11 months ago

      😯

      PSG mean business

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  10. Ginkapo FPL
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    Anyone wanna actually answer the question, What are the Telegraph ff rules?

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    1. Conrad.
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      also, is Telegraph FF open to Non-UK residents?

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      1. Ginkapo FPL
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        Gonna say that I doubt it, but I dont have a clue. All I know is that is apparently free this year

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        1. Gimli son of Gloin
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          9 years, 11 months ago

          Yeah, free.
          I had a great team picked earlier, ridiculously excited I clicked the confirm button to find I had to be from the UK. 😐
          Rules. Very similar to Sky game really.
          Prizes every month, about 180 altogether I think.
          Looks good, I'd definitely do it if I could.

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      2. Gimli son of Gloin
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        Na just UK

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  11. AriseSirGiggsy
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    Brained isn't a shock move considering we have 1 senior left back at the club - and he IS increasingly senior

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    1. AriseSirGiggsy
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      Lol, Baines*

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  12. GREENDREAMS11
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    According to Spanish journalist Santiago Segurola Liverpool have made a €19.7m offer for Real Madrid striker José María Callejón.

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    1. useruser
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      Now allegedly, that's 3 bids. 8m fo Borini, 7.5 for Dempsey and now for Callejon.

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      1. Bøwstring The Carp
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        First two seem correct. I think Rodgers will sign either M.Davies or Rosenburg as their final signing. Not expecting any big signings from Liverpool this year except the first 2.

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        1. useruser
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          I don't think we'll sign Davies or Rosenburg. Borini, Dempsey are 100% imo And, Callejon 70%, depending on what we offer him i.e gametime etc.

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          1. Bobbydhino - ⚒ Saint Slav…
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            why would dempsey go to liverpool?

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    2. Sheep Flavour
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      Is he to replace Andy Carroll! 😀

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    3. DLL18
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      That came out about 5 days ago and nothing else has been said as of yet.

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      1. useruser
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        Rodgers tends to avoid revealing things. Think we'll only found out we signed a player till he has a medical.

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  13. blue cheese
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    Rodallega to Fulham done?

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    1. Bøwstring The Carp
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      Haven't heard anything yet but looking like it will happen. Free transfer too.

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      1. Sheep Flavour
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        Between them and EFC Sky said.

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        1. GREENDREAMS11
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          rodallega wont go to Everton mate, he said he wants his career to move forward, 😛

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          1. Bobbydhino - ⚒ Saint Slav…
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            LOL they did finish above the red side of the city 😉

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  14. AriseSirGiggsy
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    Where are these player values that FPL have released?

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    1. Bøwstring The Carp
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      http://twitter.com/premierleague

      About 5 posts down

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    2. GREENDREAMS11
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      they were on twitter dude

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      1. Evs
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        Hazard decent value I think.

        What did mata start at last year?

        Siggy announced tomorrow, thatll be interesting....

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        1. tangtastic
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          Mata was 9.5 (I think)

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          1. tangtastic
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            I expect Siggy to be £8m

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          2. Daniel Jebbison
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            he was

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            1. Daniel Jebbison
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              I meant Mata he was 9.5

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  15. Paul
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    so as i see it the game will launch on most probably the 17th as dey had said in their mail a few days back....

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    1. Daniel Jebbison
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      Oh my god 🙂

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    2. tangtastic
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      OWH DED DEY?

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      1. Daniel Jebbison
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        Where is that mail actually?

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        1. Paul
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          will post if i find it....

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    3. Paul
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      didn't believe it then but the way they are declaring prices and all....can't see it opening in 2 days...so 17th seems plausible now....

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  16. Sheep Flavour
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    How much will RVP when he starts the first game for City this season?

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    1. Revival
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      would torpedo my faith in Augero starting if RVP did join...

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    2. Gimli son of Gloin
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      14.0 it seems.

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  17. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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    Kaspar Gorkss ... hmmm ... insurance ... ? No, probably not.

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    1. Shipstontrev
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      Alex Pearce scored more goals than him last year.

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      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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        Fair point.

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          Think you could beat old Gorkks in a foot race Doos. Loved him at QPR though 🙂

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  18. Bøwstring The Carp
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    Anyone think Tevez would have to take up that Milan offer if RVP goes to City? I mean sure he's on 250k a week but he wants game time, same with Dzeko.

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    1. Daniel Jebbison
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      If Ibra leaves to PSG it is possible

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    2. Revival
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      • 9 Years
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      rotation is a big risk with city strikers. Surely only a time before Balotelli follows Tevez example from last season.

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    3. GREENDREAMS11
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      Tevez aint bothered about game time really. he took a few months golf holiday last year and didn't seem to break sweat thinking about it. Even when he was on the bench he couldn't be arsed getting ready lol 😉

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  19. Allnatt
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    Am I the only one who's having problem to log-in with 'security certificate' issue?

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    1. Daniel Jebbison
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      On FPL or here?

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      1. Allnatt
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        On FPL.

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    2. Locarno
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      Yep. Bad boy.

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    3. tangtastic
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      9 years, 11 months ago

      A couple of people had that earlier; it means that you're IP address is banned from entering this year.

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      1. Bøwstring The Carp
        • 10 Years
        9 years, 11 months ago

        Catherine Paterson said so.

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        1. tangtastic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 years, 11 months ago

          :whistles:

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  20. Bøwstring The Carp
    • 10 Years
    9 years, 11 months ago

    Haha Im just thinking. When Fifa 13 comes out it'll be so fun to go into "Career mode" and scour the free transfers section for Rangers players 😀

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  21. useruser
    • 11 Years
    9 years, 11 months ago

    Anyonw got stats for who which defender made the most successful tackles last season? Need them quick..

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    1. Bøwstring The Carp
      • 10 Years
      9 years, 11 months ago

      At a guess I'd say Kompany or Cahill

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      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 years, 11 months ago

        The man city defence does sod all, thats why they keep cleanies. Most teams rely on their defence to keep posession a lot more. Kompany and Lescott appear, according to the stats, to barely touch it.

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    2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 years, 11 months ago

      Yeah. Jonty - previous post.

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      1. useruser
        • 11 Years
        9 years, 11 months ago

        Link? I'm on phone Doos, so its time consuming. 🙁

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        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          9 years, 11 months ago

          Sorry, mate - I'm cooking. 🙁

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    3. Bobbydhino - ⚒ Saint Slav…
      • 12 Years
      9 years, 11 months ago

      buy a membership and you can know faster than you can ask 😉

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      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 years, 11 months ago

        Not sure thats true.... You have to click about 4 times to get the facts

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    4. Bøwstring The Carp
      • 10 Years
      9 years, 11 months ago

      According to SS opta stat page it was Figueroa? Or maybe I'm reading that wrong?!

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      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 years, 11 months ago

        And he has most passes!

        So anyone joining my bandwagon?

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        1. Bøwstring The Carp
          • 10 Years
          9 years, 11 months ago

          IF and only IF the recovered ball system comes into play!

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          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 years, 11 months ago

            Its a SKY bandwagon rly, not rly feeling it for FPL myself

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  22. Daniel Jebbison
    • 13 Years
    9 years, 11 months ago

    0 - 9
    14' Chantome C.
    22' Gameiro K.
    27' Luyindula P.
    33' Gameiro K.
    34' Bodmer M.
    45' Armand S.
    59' Kebano N.
    72' Hoarau G.
    83' Kebano N.

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    1. The Light Knight
      • 10 Years
      9 years, 11 months ago

      Thanks for that

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      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 13 Years
        9 years, 11 months ago

        PSG preseason game 😀

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  23. NED KELLY
    • 10 Years
    9 years, 11 months ago

    Wonder how much Jelly an Cisse will be this year. cant wait to start

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  24. Gwaihir
    • 9 Years
    9 years, 11 months ago

    Bucking the trend of the past few days, it would appear that Macheda of Man Utd does NOT want to join QPR. Wants to fight for his place. Off on per season tour apparently along with Berbatov. Shop Window?

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    1. QPR expects... glory!
      • 11 Years
      9 years, 11 months ago

      That's good cos we don't want him back. He was sh*t and couldn't run 10 yds without panting and stopping for yet another ciggy break...

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      1. Gwaihir
        • 9 Years
        9 years, 11 months ago

        Didn't he get crocked almost as soon as he arrived?

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        1. QPR expects... glory!
          • 11 Years
          9 years, 11 months ago

          Not until we'd seen him 'play' a few times. Reminded me of Alicia Silverstone in her heyday. Clueless 🙂

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  25. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    9 years, 11 months ago

    Wow! Surely this means Ibra is only worth €18 million?!!

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  26. beric
    • 10 Years
    9 years, 11 months ago

    How does this SS team look?

    ----------------Hart
    Onuoha-Hibbert-Cuellar-Huth
    -------Mata-Song-Noble
    ---Rooney-Aguero-Adebayor

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    1. Gimli son of Gloin
      • 9 Years
      9 years, 11 months ago

      Good team.
      Downgrading Ade to boost Cuellar or Hibbert is optional, but attack orientated teams look better for SS format, never played it before though.

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      1. beric
        • 10 Years
        9 years, 11 months ago

        Thanks

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    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 years, 11 months ago

      with RVP gone Song's assists will be less and Mata will prob be rested first few gameweeks after euros/olimpics. Is Cuellar with Villa or Sunderpants these days?

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      1. beric
        • 10 Years
        9 years, 11 months ago

        Sunderland, I will try to avoid the Villa

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    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 years, 11 months ago

      I'd downgrade Mata as midfielders are the losers in the scoring system, and defenders lose a point for every goal conceded.

      But in essence they are all good picks.

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      1. beric
        • 10 Years
        9 years, 11 months ago

        Cheers, I think you might be right.

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  27. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 years, 11 months ago

    Figuerow row row your boat

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    1. Parm
      • 10 Years
      9 years, 11 months ago

      Too many characters even without the spaces, great name though.

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      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 years, 11 months ago

        Tis a pity. Mutant Ninja Skrtls was a push last year to fit into 20 characters.

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        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 years, 11 months ago

          Figuerow your boat

          Fits 🙂

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  28. Parm
    • 10 Years
    9 years, 11 months ago

    After being told by my mates to type in 'Shinji Kagawa Girlfriend' on Google Images I now have to delete my browsing history.

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    1. Bøwstring The Carp
      • 10 Years
      9 years, 11 months ago

      I see you also operate Google with the "Safe Search Off" feature 😀

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      1. Parm
        • 10 Years
        9 years, 11 months ago

        Why would I have it on 😉

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        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 years, 11 months ago

          Its like a condom, prevents you doing/seeing something that can never be undone/unseen

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    2. Smarty Pants
      • 12 Years
      9 years, 11 months ago

      Judging by the 4 th page of this search I'd say that his girlfiend looks very similar to him and sometimes resembles Rooney and Evra.

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      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 years, 11 months ago

        thats the "Mirror Football". Crikey

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  29. Daniel Jebbison
    • 13 Years
    9 years, 11 months ago

    Cahill is back from injury

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