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Moneyball – Leon Osman

One of the highlighted players in Moneyball was Chad Bradford, who looks nothing like what scouts and fans imagine when they think about a pitcher. When he throws, his hand drops down so low on release that his knuckles literally scrape the floor. That unorthodox appearance meant that teams ignored him despite his impressive underlying numbers, until Billy Beane and his statistical staff looked beyond Bradford’s funky delivery, focused on the process and reaped the rewards. Today, the short, skinny thirty-something Leon Osman is Chad Bradford.

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Chris Glover Creator of the plfantasy blog, providing a stats focused approach to fantasy football. Exiled to Canada but still prefer my sports played on grass rather than ice.” Follow him on Twitter

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  1. Le Limpar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 years, 5 months ago

    1) Gaston Ramirez + Berbatov
    2) Oscar + Jay Rodriguez

    I really want all of them. No fair.

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    1. Le Limpar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 years, 5 months ago

      Whoops. Sorry

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    2. Licky
        5 years, 5 months ago

        I'd say option 1 but only because Ramirez could be the real deal and Berba is solid.

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        1. Le Limpar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 years, 5 months ago

          Thanks

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    3. Hazardous
        5 years, 5 months ago

        Everyone whats the problem with mata hamstring is it serious ?

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        1. Karlihno
            5 years, 5 months ago

            Snapped into 4 pieces

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        2. cuterandy
            5 years, 5 months ago

            guys, shane long fit to play?

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          • Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 years, 5 months ago

            How long til scout picks, I want to sleep....

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          • The Gambler.
              5 years, 5 months ago

              Rage, already used free transfer

              Ruddy, Federici
              Baines, Rafael, Wilson*, Clyne*, Clark*
              Mata*, Michu, Sterling, Guthrie*, Pienaar
              Rvp, Suarez, Tevez

              would you wildcard if you were me?

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              1. Karlihno
                  5 years, 5 months ago

                  No, just sort out Wilson.....and Clark.

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              2. MountainBeach
                  5 years, 5 months ago

                  hey guys thoughts on this team?

                  begovic
                  hangeland rafael clyne
                  michu pienaar bale hzard
                  aguero RVP C berba

                  sterling , jenks, demel

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                • Doc Sportello
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  5 years, 5 months ago

                  Begovic
                  Baines, Cuellar, McAuley
                  Sterling, Cazorla, Michu, Pienaar
                  Tevez, Lambert, RVP (c)

                  SUBS: Ruddy - Mata - Clark - Demel

                  Save the FT? 0.9 in the bank. Looking rather weak without Mata. Could also do something with Lambert and Demel. Original thoughts were to do McA -> Nelsen, but with Demel's injury I will have to scrap that.

                  What'cha think?

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                  1. Karlihno
                      5 years, 5 months ago

                      Most will disagree, but I'm sticking with Lambert. Decent enough fixtures coming up to warrant showing some faith.

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                      1. Doc Sportello
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        5 years, 5 months ago

                        Yeah, been thinking about that, myself.

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                      2. WDT
                          5 years, 5 months ago

                          Totally agree with the fixtures, unfortunately, seems a worry just how many of those he'll start

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                          1. Karlihno
                              5 years, 5 months ago

                              He'll start every home game and most away games I reckon....to stay up, they need their main man firing....I don't think Adkins will continue with his brainwave of leaving Lambert out

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                      3. Back to Back Ballacks
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        5 years, 5 months ago

                        Is the boss about?

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                        1. Licky
                            5 years, 5 months ago

                            Top 10k? Fair play, I'd be happy with a top 1m.

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                          • Captain Shirokov
                              5 years, 5 months ago

                              Here.

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                              1. Back to Back Ballacks
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                You certainly are the boss of the moment!
                                Top 10 , WHOOOOAAAHHHHH BABY!
                                Tekkers of the highest degree, Xaviesque.

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                                1. Captain Shirokov
                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                    Meh, 3 top 10k finishes in six seasons? Now that is an achievement.

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                                    1. Back to Back Ballacks
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                      consistent but looking for something spectacular!

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                            • Brutus619
                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                Good enough front 8 (from 2 weeks onwards) to climb the rankings?

                                Valencia Bale Michu Ramirez Sterling

                                Ba VP Aguero

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                              • SMOOTH
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                A. gorks and Mcanuf
                                B. Nelson and Maloney

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                                1. Karlihno
                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                    Nelson and macanuff not an option!?

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                                2. Reinhold
                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                    I just got in Morrison for Gervinho (kind of regretting it now I see Yacob is 50-50).

                                    I'm depending on Clark playing as my third defender (away to Sunderland). Should I:

                                    a) Wilson -> Rafael, for a hit (really want him at some point)
                                    b) Demel/Wilson -> Super-cheapo, like Nelsen, for a hit
                                    c) stick with it

                                    Foster

                                    Ivan - Baines - Clark (?)

                                    Bale - Caz - Sterling - Morrison

                                    Ba - RVP - Berba

                                    (Maloney, Demel, Wilson, Non-playing GK)

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                                    1. Reinhold
                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                        1.5 in bank

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                                      • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                          if you really want rafa then you may as well do that now,

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                                      • mickone
                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                          yaya or valencia any FT

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                                        • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                            soooooooo mata, berbs and ba are doubts.......worth using a free to shift 1 for a week or 2?

                                            was thinking about ba or berb to lukaku......

                                            or mata to morrison/tarabbt/granero?

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                                          • Dr. Rog
                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                              is ben arfa going to come good?

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                                              1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                  certainly got the fixtures, v attackin player, a lot of the attacks flow thro him so id say yes....

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                                              2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                oh hell...torres drops by 0.1 tonight then with a bit of jiggery pokey i can have a front line of
                                                Berbatov Rooney Torres............to go with my midfield of Matta Hazard Bale Michu....Looks like i could become a Chelsea supporter soon...

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                                              3. Littlebitwizardoföz
                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                  R.M.T. please

                                                  Begovic Jaas
                                                  Davies Rafael Demel Cameron Hughes
                                                  Caz Mata Sterling Nolan Michu
                                                  Rvp Defoe Ba

                                                  Thinking of : Cazorla ---> Bale? (hit) (or too much spurs)?
                                                  Cheers, appreciate it.

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                                                • mickone
                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                    FT valencia or yaya anyone

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                                                  • Hybrid.power
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                    Cazorla out for Bale. I have the exact amount. Yay or nay?

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                                                    1. tosey
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                      no brainer imo

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                                                      1. Hybrid.power
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                                        Captain material and everything.

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                                                  • veronica
                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                      Only Oscar from chelsea team. Now that Mata is injured?

                                                      Thanks

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                                                    • seasidemafia
                                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                                        cant help feeling rvp will see red this gameweek

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                                                      • Magumbo
                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                          Ba and Berbatov are troubling me, any advice on what to do with my transfer this week?

                                                          Bego (Jaas)
                                                          Rafael Baines Mcauley (Davies Clyne)
                                                          Hazard Cazorla Michu Nolan (Sterling)
                                                          RVP Ba Berbatov

                                                          £0.7 in bank
                                                          Thinking of getting rid of clyne for someone like nelson or a fulham defender

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