Scout Notes

Scout Notes – Gameweek 21 – Tuesday

Robin Van Persie and Javier Hernandez bag a brace apiece as United overpower Wigan. Sergio Aguero is pivotal for City before limping off with a hamstring problem, Dimitar Berbatov notches in Fulham’s win at West Brom, Christian Benteke returns to form for Villa, while Theo Walcott is amongst the points again as Arsenal stutter at Southampton:

Van Persie Rolls on Relentlessly
Back in the first XI after a brief sub appearance last time out, Robin Van Persie continued to storm away from the pack at the top of the Fantasy standing with his biggest points haul of the season. Two goals and an assist helped see off Wigan as United ended the festive period with three wins and a draw from four games – a quarter of fixtures which harvested four goals, three assists and four bonus points for the Dutchman. It seems to make no difference whether he’s partnered by either Wayne Rooney or Javier Hernandez up top for the Red Devils; the points simply keep coming. Van Persie has now produced attacking returns in each of his last eight and has scored or assisted in 16 of his 18 starts since moving to Old Trafford last summer – a total of 16 goals and nine assists means for many, the captaincy option has simply become a mere formality this season.

Hernandez mirrored Van Persie’s returns to add to a goal and assist from his previous start, in Gameweek 19 at home to Newcastle. Clearly, he remains behind Wayne Rooney in the pecking order and will surely drop out when the former Everton man recovers from a knee injury but the Mexican’s contribution has been key for Sir Alex Ferguson – he has netted eight times and provided four assists in just 605 minutes, compared to Rooney’s seven goals and seven assists in 1081 minutes.

United’s Defensive Resolve
While the men up front hogged the headlines, yesterday’s 4-0 win was the first time this season United have registered back-to-back clean sheets. Having seen off West Brom at Old Trafford at the weekend, Ferguson made two changes to his backline, with Rafael and Rio Ferdinand in for Chris Smalling and Nemanja Vidic – Evans has now started the last four and with three goals chalked up already, the 5.8 priced defender may be one to consider for those flourishing winter wildcards. Certainly, an upturn in resilience at the back looks crucial – although they have scored 54 times (13 more than City), United have conceded 28 goals, only five less than last season – as a result, their goal difference is only four better than City’s right now.

City Find their Stride
The champions added to their 4-3 win at Norwich by seeing off Stoke with ease at the Etihad. Sergio Aguero mirrored his Carrow Road 11 points return with a goal and assist in the 3-0 win – the first time he has produced back-to-back attacking returns since Gameweek 12. Indeed, prior to the Norwich match, Aguero had just one double figure return this term – a sign of his flourishing form and with 10 starts in his last 11, he seems to be immune to rest and rotation, with the club’s exit from Europe now looking likely to secure his status in the City XI. Post-match, however, David Platt ruled Aguero out of the weekend FA Cup game with Watford and admitted there are worries over his availability for the Gameweek 22 clash with Arsenal on January 12 after the Argentine was subbed off with a hamstring problem late on:

“Sergio won’t play at the weekend and is probably doubtful for the trip to Arsenal but we’ll know more in 48 hours. It’s too early to make an accurate assessment but it’s a blow for us because he’s been playing so well. There are different degrees of hamstring injuries which is why we need to assess the extent of what has happened until Thursday.”

The news could boost Edin Dzeko’s stock further. The Bosnian has scored in consecutive matches since being given the opportunity to start at Norwich and it will be interesting to see if he is kept out of City’s FA Cup tie at the weekend in order to preserve him for the Arsenal clash in Gameweek 22. Should he be absent from the starting XI in the Cup, the 7.3 striker will appear to be cementing his start.

David Silva chipped in with another assist yesterday to continue his recent consistent spell. The Spaniard has now produced attacking points in four of the last five and although he has just one goal to his name, Silva has provided nine assists – only Eden Hazard (11) and Carlos Tevez (10) have managed more. At the back, Pablo Zabaleta staked a case for our consideration. Having now started 10 of the last 11, the Argentine has benefitted from injuries to right-back rivals Maicon and Micah Richards and with Matija Nastasic perhaps unexpectedly dropping out at centre-half, Zabaleta looks the most assured mid-price route into Mancini’s defence. A goal and maximum bonus points, in addition to a clean sheet, returned 15 points for his Fantasy owners. Joleon Lescott was drafted in to face Stoke, with Roberto Mancini perhaps recognising his aerial ability and Premier League know-how as an effective counter measure against the Potters. It remains to be seen if, having earned a clean sheet, Lescott can retain his start for Gameweek 22’s trip to the Emirates.

Berbatov Upturn Continues
The Bulgarian is another who has proved to be a strong value over the festive period. Berbatov’s opener against West Brom took his tally to 23 points over the four festive Gameweeks, with attacking returns in each of his last three. There’s no doubt his resurgence has coincided with Bryan Ruiz’s comeback from injury – Berbatov had previously gone seven games without a goal or assist but back in his preferred advance role, with the Costa Rican pulling the string behind him, he is back on Fantasy radars as the winter wildcard kicks in. Ruiz also produced the goods again, with a goal and a couple of bonus points as the Cottagers secured a crucial win – he has now produced two goals and eight assists over just 12 appearances. Coming in at 5.4 and with an average of 4.8 points per game, Ruiz looks a viable alternative for those seeking a cut-price third forward.

Lukaku Notches Again
Handed his third start in the last four, the giant Belgian grabbed West Brom’s consolation in the home defeat by Fulham. Lukaku has featured in the first XI seven times so far and has scored on five of those occasions – forward rival Shane Long has scored in just five of his 15 starts, by comparison. Looking at the pair’s respective game times, Lukaku’s displays are certainly worthy of more game time – he has seven goals over 857 minutes, compared to Long’s five strikes in 1217 minutes – having started three of the last four, he may well be edging ahead of the Republic of Ireland international in the pecking order. The one caveat to Lukaku’s potential is the possibility that he could be recalled from his loan spell by Chelsea. Post-match, Steve Clarke was again keen to avoid discussion on this…

“We haven’t had any dialogue with Chelsea about Romelu. There is a period in January where they can recall him. Like I said before, we can’t affect it, so I prefer not to talk about it. I’ve said all along that the squad I started the season with, I wanted to keep for the whole season. Rom is a part of that squad and, if we can keep him here, that would be great.”

Benteke Boosts Villa
It seems to be all or nothing when it comes to Benteke. A goal and assist at Swansea earned him a second double figure haul in the last five Gameweeks, with no more than blanks in between. Paul Lambert’s side arrived on the back of three hammerings and had scored in just one of their previous five but the Belgian proved their talisman at the Liberty – he has now scored or assisted 10 of the midlanders’ 15 goals since making his debut in Gameweek 4. With Southampton, West Brom and Newcastle up next, he clearly has the potential for points and although his lack of consistency is a real issue, a price of 6.7 may appeal for those shopping for a mid-price, guaranteed starter.

Villa’s Casualties Mount
Paul Lambert’s ability to revive Villa’s fortunes are being limited by a string of injuries, a trend which continued in yesterday’s clash. Ashley Westwood is the latest casualty – he suffered an ankle problem in a tangle with Michu, with Paul Lambert sounding pessimistic on his early prognosis…

“It looks it at the minute. It’s his ankle. He’s hobbling about. It will be a blow if he’s out because we have too many at the moment. We have some lads at the training ground too. Hopefully we can get one or two of them back very soon.”

McDermott Explains Shorey Absence
Since being dropped to the bench at Man City in Gameweek 18, Nicky Shorey has been out of the matchday squad and his Fantasy owners have been selling on the left-back, resigned to the fact that Ian Harte was now above him in the pecking order. However, following the 3-1 defeat at Spurs, the Reading boss revealed that Shorey has in fact been absent through illness…

“Nick had a little virus. I put Ian Harte in for the game against Manchester City and he’s had a virus since then, he hasn’t been involved because of that. I think he had a little check-up at hospital so hopefully he’s coming through that.”

We’ve no guarantee that Shorey will earn a recall once fit but this does shed some light on the situation and offer some reassurance that Shorey isn’t yet frozen out in the Royals’ camp.

Hernandez Maintains Consistency
Michu’s recovery from an ankle injury raised hopes of a points haul against Villa but while the Spaniard ultimately disappointed, his compatriot Pablo Hernandez registered an assist in the 2-2 draw. The former Valencia man has now produced back-to-back assists since returning from a hamstring injury against Fulham last weekend and has offered a steady stream of points, when fit and available. Factoring in a five-game absence between Gameweeks 15-19, Hernandez has now scored or assisted in six of his last nine match for the Swans and, since netting in Gameweek 8 against Wigan, hasn’t gone more than a single appearance without producing attacking points. With 44.8% ownership, Michu is obviously the main Swansea midfielder of choice and while Hernandez is far less explosive, he continues to tick over nicely and comes in at just 5.9, with an ownership under 1%.

O’Brien Stakes a Double Gameweek Claim
The full-back vindicated our decision to hand him a place in the Scout Picks squad by returning a 15-point haul at home to Norwich as the Hammers won for the first time in five. O’Brien was subbed off with a knock prior to his side conceding, affording him clean sheet points in addition to a goal and maximum bonus – providing he shakes off the problem, he’ll be firmly on Fantasy radars for those eyeing up a West Ham defender for their upcoming double Gameweek. The 4.4 priced defender has now started each of the last 11 for Sam Allardyce’s side and with two goals, two assists and eight bonus points accrued, has averaged 4.6 points per game so far – Winston Reid is the next best Hammers defender, with 3.5 points per game by comparison.

Walcott Outshines Cazorla Again
The Gunners midfielders have both been earmarked by many ahead of the upcoming double Gameweek and while Cazorla drew a blank at St Mary’s, Walcott’s somewhat fortuitous assist maintained his record of picking up attacking points in all four games since moving to the lone forward role. Indeed, since nailing down a starting berth in Gameweek 11, Walcott has proven to be significantly more consistent than Cazorla in the subsequent eight games they have started together. Walcott has scored or assisted in seven of those featured fixtures and has bettered Cazorla’s FPL score on five occasions – Cazorla has proven superior twice, with one Gameweek drawn. Their respective scores in those matches have Walcott way out in front, with 77 points to Cazorla’s 52 highlighting their form heading into the double fixture in Gameweek 23.

Saints Shut Up Shop
Southampton again demonstrated new defensive resolve with the point against Arsenal, as Nigel Adkins tinkered with his side to counter the threat from the visitors. Jack Cork was deployed at right-back, with Steven Davis drafted into the midfield and the Southampton boss also went with the experience of Artur Boruc in goal. Post-match, Adkins explained his decision here, whilst praising the performance of Cork at full-back…

“Artur has had a shaky little start to the game, but he’s gathered his composure and that’s what you know you’re going to get when you’ve got an experienced goalkeeper. He’s been very impressive in training, his attitude has been outstanding so I’ve given him the opportunity today. Everyone knows how much I like Kelvin I think he’s top drawer, but I look at Jack Cork as well who got man of the match and what a great job he did in there. Jack Cork and Luke Shaw at full back I thought were outstanding. Jose and Maya in the heart of defence have kept Theo Walcott very, very quiet there, but when we’ve got the ball, we’ve moved it about well and created opportunities.”

Southampton have shown an improvement defensively over the past two months, whilst perhaps sacrificing some of their attacking verve. Adkins clearly feels he has now got the balance right, however…

“It’s only two defeats in ten that we’ve had, we’ve played Arsenal and I thought we were very good again today. Tactically I thought we were spot on, we had a good defensive shape about ourselves in what we were doing. Arsenal have been spanking teams for fun of late, scoring goals and they’ve got massive threats which we’ve nullified.”

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  1. Tadic is the new Eriksen
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    8 years, 8 months ago

    Chances of a clean sheet for Nelsen?

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    1. Jonny
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      v slim

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    2. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
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      If I was you I would be hoping for a goal

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    3. Smakies
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      if mata doesn't play ,there is a chance

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      1. AK ⭐
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        I don't think so. Even if he gets benched, I can't see Chelsea not scoring at all..

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    4. Absinthe Minded
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      0-0 until he is subbed off at 61 mins
      mata cameo goal and assist........;)

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    5. In Like Flynn.
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      66/1

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    6. Lucky_2010
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      nope probably zero or minus point from him ...

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    7. ComeonChelsea
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      Have him and Clark and I don't think either will ever return a point, ever.

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  2. thetinkerman
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    8 years, 8 months ago

    Moyes: Pie has a really bad dead leg.

    So we're looking at a few weeks out then? Damn it! I was so tempted to do Pie > Fellaini this week but decided to get O'Brien in for Cameron. I can't really complain though, can I?

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    1. Tadic is the new Eriksen
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      :/ hope sterling can do something then

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    2. ILOVEBAPS
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      That is nice.

      I have Punchdrunk coming off the bench if he's a no show. Thought he was going to light them up though. 🙁

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      1. Dark Mata
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        Same here, 5 points.....

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      2. thetinkerman
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        I have Cuellar (liv) coming off mine. Damn! Who knows, maybe we'll see a third double figure haul from him 😉

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    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      Does this mean that fellani is more likely to play behind the main striker if Pienaar is out?

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      1. thetinkerman
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        No idea! There was talk of him playing deeper with the injuries in DM but who knows.

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  3. McSauce
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    8 years, 8 months ago

    any chance of sess getting returns tonight?

    I have been so loyal to him! i feel i deserve the same returns walcott gave his loyal keepers!!

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    1. ComeonChelsea
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      Yes. Look at what villa did to them and villa have two Aussies playing for them so how bad are they?

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  4. Reckoner.
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    8 years, 8 months ago

    Last couple of decisions for my WC, finding these really hard:

    Begovic & Rafael
    or
    De Gea & Luiz

    Bale
    or Suarez

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    1. Parm
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      Can you go DDG & Azpili and afford to buys Shawcross in another slot?

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      1. Reckoner.
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        Could afford Cameron but not Shawx, have Gibbs and Zabaleta in 2 other slots atm.

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    2. Jonny
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      begovic and luiz imo, united looked better yesterday but not as solid as chelsea/stoke.

      both ideally, but bale

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    3. ILOVEBAPS
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      A

      and Bale.

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  5. In Like Flynn.
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    8 years, 8 months ago

    I knew I'd find it if I read every post from today.

    http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport-news/everton-fc/2013/01/02/55578-32529170/?

    Baines Pienaar News.

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    1. Billy Gilmore
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      It's in the scout tweets, so you didn't have to trawl through the comments.

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      1. Granville
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        I tweeted it a while ago. 🙂

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      2. In Like Flynn.
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        Oh Buttocks! Another ten minutes of a pointless life wasted.

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        1. ILOVEBAPS
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          8 years, 8 months ago

          🙂

          Appreciated by some though. Thanks for the effort.

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        2. Billy Gilmore
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          Not pointless 🙂

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  6. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
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    8 years, 8 months ago

    No Baines or Pienaar tonight?! Come on Newcastle!!

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    1. Pap Le Cissier
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      😀

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    2. kaz 96
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      doubts, not out

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      1. ILOVEBAPS
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        Like.. Michu was a doubt. 🙂

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    3. Billy Gilmore
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      Come on Ba.

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      1. Pap Le Cissier
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        Come on Toon for me! We've got to turn it round soon!

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        1. Billy Gilmore
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          8 years, 8 months ago

          I'll be barracking for you 😀

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          1. Pap Le Cissier
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            8 years, 8 months ago

            Haha! Cheers! 😀

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      2. ComeonChelsea
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        Ba out.

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    4. In Like Flynn.
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      Look up ^^^^^^ 🙂

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      1. rvp786
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        hope pienaar is out. main rival has him and has a 1pter off bench if he dont play

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    5. thetinkerman
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      If Pie really does have a really bad dead leg (i.e. grade 3 contusion like Ramirez had) then he'll be out for a couple of games at least.

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      1. ILOVEBAPS
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        Was planning to transfer him anyway so it would actually help me do it as I really think he's a good player.

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        1. rvp786
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          8 years, 8 months ago

          he did get subbed off against chelsea so there is a chance he is actually injured even if it is a slight one

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    6. Lucky_2010
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      so ba will score hattrick?

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      1. ComeonChelsea
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        Will score nothing but might be busy trying blue on.

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  7. Liastro ⭐️
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    8 years, 8 months ago

    (Repost - sorry)

    My defence is Nastasic (ars) – Sagna (MCI) – Davies – (eve) – Clyne (avl) – Demel (sun)

    Would it be stupid to leave Nastasic and Sagna on the bench?

    Which 3 should I play?

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    1. Live4pool
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      bench sagna, but play the nasty nasty

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      1. Live4pool
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        and bench davies

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    2. Jonny
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      sagna demel nasty

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    3. athleticbilbobaggins
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      Demel Clyne Sagna.

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      1. Live4pool
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        hmm so arsenal have a better chance of a cleanie against city away than city´??

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        1. athleticbilbobaggins
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          8 years, 8 months ago

          At the emirates.

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    4. Paz12
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      Nasta Clyne Demel

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  8. PogChamp
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    8 years, 8 months ago

    I made £0.4m today from the possible price risers posted on here last night. Can't remember who posted them but thanks.

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    1. Smakies
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      are you gonna keep al the players you got in ?

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      1. Smakies
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        *all*

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    2. AK ⭐
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      I think it was Isacki, he does that..

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    3. Caine & Co.
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      http://www.fiso.co.uk/crackthecode.php

      you can check them here

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      1. PogChamp
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        Great thanks.

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    4. kaz 96
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      if u want to see who is rising tonight...

      http://www.fiso.co.uk/crackthecode.php

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    5. Squeakybumtime
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      You havent made 0.4 yet until they all rise again 🙂

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      1. PogChamp
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        Yeah i know. Kicking myself that i didn't pay more attention to the prise risers through the season though. I would have been able to afford the post WC template midfield of Mata, Walcott, Michu, Bale, Fellani.

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      2. Danny x-factor
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        +1

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  9. PogChamp
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    8 years, 8 months ago

    Will keep 2 of the 4. Skrtel and Gerrard.

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    1. In Like Flynn.
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      Nasty games on their way for Pool.

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  10. SPorting
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    8 years, 8 months ago

    quite tempted to hit the WC button this week to get this:

    Mig, Fed
    Gibbs, Zab, Cameron, O'Brien, Davies
    Michu, Mata, Bale, Walcott, Marv
    RvP, Berba, Giroud

    any takers? (except the p*ss takers)

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    1. Pap Le Cissier
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      Id have that, except Giroud. And Im talking from experience!

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      1. FPL Touches
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        Mine looking pretty much the same but with Pod

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    2. JimmyDeemo - Sir Puntalot
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      I like the Giroud pick. Can't see the value of having Fed in there though, you going to always play Mig?

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      1. SPorting
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        yep. great fixtures up until GW29.

        Fed for the DGW factor.

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    3. Adro3
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      Looks fine, maybe not Marveaux though.

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      1. ILOVEBAPS
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        Why not. He is a key player for Newc attack right now. Think his price may rise too when he kicks another goal in today too.

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  11. FPL Touches
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    8 years, 8 months ago

    Nearly all of the top 20 players in the world have activated their Wildcards...

    Wasn't planning it but maybe it's the best thing to do?

    11 days of price rises to jump on before deciding on final team before GW22 🙂

    Hmmmm

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    1. Squeakybumtime
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      10 days after the double gameweek too though

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      1. Les Bleus
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        Did not know that!

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      2. Granville
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        Good point. The best time to wildcard is after the double gameweek I would have thought.

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        1. Squeakybumtime
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          8 years, 8 months ago

          There will be as much activity then as there is now, if not more, people will be clearing out DGW players and Bale/Mata/Fellaini will have scored a few goals so people will be scrambling to get them in. Also some signings will have been made and people will finally have realised that some of their players are on another continent playing in the ACON

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    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
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      I wildcarded gw19 so my team is OK. Its a feb winter wildcard for me barring an injury crisis.

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    3. Test Eagles
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      Don't follow the crowd... you'll need it more in 2-3 GWs

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    4. ILOVEBAPS
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      Patience is a virtue Grasshopper. 🙂

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  12. athleticbilbobaggins
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    8 years, 8 months ago

    2FT 1mil in the bank

    a) Puncheon -> Marveaux. Sagna -> Azpi. Pocket the 0.9mil for Begovic -> Sczczcny and Clyne -> Cameron later.

    b) Puncheon -> Marveaux. Sagna -> Ashley Cole. No Arsenal defender for DGW.

    Thanks.

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    1. AK ⭐
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      Why do you want to get rid of Puncheon? He's more nailed on, and looked so good last night.

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      1. athleticbilbobaggins
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        Am not playing him anyway. Money talks. Not convinced Sagna will play both the DGW games.

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        1. AK ⭐
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          8 years, 8 months ago

          But he will play one at least? I wouldn't do any of those transfers.

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    2. SPorting
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      no, thank you.

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    3. Les Bleus
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      Whatever you do, don't take out Sagna before his DGW

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    4. Squeakybumtime
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      8 years, 8 months ago

      do not make any of these transfers.
      Ditching a 4.8 playing midfielder who is scoring and assisting for a unproven guy who will be benched once Cabaye and Guitierez are back is madness.
      Sagna has a double, keep till then, and Azpi is a constant rotation risk.

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      1. athleticbilbobaggins
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        8 years, 8 months ago

        Hmm. I reckon Marveaux will keep his place. Looked brilliant against Arsenal. Will help me get a Chelsea defender in. 5th mid so I couldn't care less.

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        1. AK ⭐
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          8 years, 8 months ago

          It's just madness imo.

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        2. Squeakybumtime
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          • 11 Years
          8 years, 8 months ago

          Up to you, but who will you miss out on and by how much if you keep Punch. Use your wildcard to gain .1 or .2 million

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  13. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    Anyone being on the Stk forums recently? Any news on Wilson? Looks like he is back right? He was on the bench last game he must be close

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    1. Billy Gilmore
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      He wasn't on the bench...

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  14. The Chosen One...
    • 8 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    Who do we see as the 'must have' big hitter-ish defender for the wildcard?

    a) Evans
    b) Zab
    c) Walker
    d) Rafael
    e) Luiz
    f) Other

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    1. jose-mourinho
      • 8 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      surely luiz if he can nailed down his midfield spot

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    2. FPL Touches
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      My two our Nasty and Gibbs - but mainly cause I can't afford Luiz 🙁

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    3. Tadic is the new Eriksen
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      out of those, zab or walker

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    4. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      Evra

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    5. Squeakybumtime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      Probably Luiz as he will OOP for a few weeks with Mikel out in africa.
      Zabaletta next best

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    6. Caine & Co.
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      seems to be no such thing. zabaleta, rafae, vertonghen, luiz, evra, gibbs all have their merits

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    7. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      I'm just going with evra, gibbs and O'brien and 2 shitters

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    8. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      Luiz fo sho

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  15. jayzico
    • 10 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    Anyone else got kankles on their bench and are praying that mata is rested?

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    1. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
      • 11 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      oooo and Mata rest for tonight would make my GW

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      1. jayzico
        • 10 Years
        8 years, 8 months ago

        ghastly. dude done nothing the whole time i have him. then bench his bloody 10 points

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  16. Smakies
    • 9 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    skrtel seems to be a good goal threat and gerrard is on pens !

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  17. Lao Tzu
    • 9 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    I have Defoe.... is worth risking not having Bale against QPR?

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    1. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      I'd say that's enough coverage. but would obviously prefer bale to defoe. wildcard? mind you, you missed some big price rises last night

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  18. Matt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    In the DGW, would you rather have Sagna or Podolski

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    1. athleticbilbobaggins
      • 8 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      Neither. Gibbs is where its at.

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    2. Test Eagles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      Saggy

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    3. Tadic is the new Eriksen
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      out of those, podolski but i'm probably gonna take a wild punt on arteta/wilshere

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    4. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
      • 11 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      Podolski

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    5. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      for me it's gibbs, cazorla, santi, jussi, O'brien and demel

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    6. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      Podolski.

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  19. WDT
    • 9 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    Would you sell Caz ahead of the dgw to get in Bale?....currently have both Caz and Walcott

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    1. Squeakybumtime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      no

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    2. In Like Flynn.
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      Yep I always sell my DGW players just before the double.

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      1. WDT
        • 9 Years
        8 years, 8 months ago

        might sound silly, but with Theo as arse coverage, wondered if Bale v qpr was more essential than Caz for a double.

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        1. In Like Flynn.
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          8 years, 8 months ago

          Fair point Tayls, I'd hang on personally. QPR could have a whole new team by then.

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    3. Adro3
      • 8 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      I'd get Bale for GW22 (vs QPR) and then bring Caz back for the dgw

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      1. ILOVEBAPS
        • 9 Years
        8 years, 8 months ago

        Yep. Take a hit if you have to. Might just be one of those weeks, between the have's and have nots.

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    4. Tadic is the new Eriksen
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      nah, i'd wait it out if i were you

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  20. Adro3
    • 8 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    Guys Bego or Mignolet? Who seems to
    have a better chance of a CS in the next couple of GW's, who would you start?

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    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      Always Bego for me.

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  21. Smakies
    • 9 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    I still don't undestand how EA still didn't make a Team of the week or even and IN form Evra ?
    the guy is everywhere on the pitch !

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    1. Test Eagles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      Doesn't he already have one?

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    2. Adro3
      • 8 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      he's a good player, do you have him on your fantasy. Man U fixtures aren't brilliant for the next few weeks.

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  22. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    Time to play, what team is moyes gonna put out tonight. I cant see any 11 players working in any formation with their injuries. Buts that is standard Everton.

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  23. Test Eagles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    So if Ba leaves Newcastle in the transfer window, they're totally farked... right?

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    1. Declan-
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      yep

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  24. Billy Gilmore
    • 9 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    NEW POST.

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  25. Lao Tzu
    • 9 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    I anyone going without Bale against QPR?

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    1. Lao Tzu
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      *Is

      damn keyboard....

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      1. Adro3
        • 8 Years
        8 years, 8 months ago

        Ah I am definitely playing him next week.

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  26. Absinthe Minded
    • 11 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    I really need Mata to play
    A. For my team
    B. He is keeping Noble (13 points) on the bench for one of my rivals

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  27. Mole
    • 12 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    Im sure someone has posted this before but You'd have to think the Belgians have a bright future. In the EPL alone they could put out a team like

    Mignolet
    Vertongen vermaelan kompany
    Dembele hazard Fellaini mirallas
    Benteke Lukaku

    An improvement since the days of Philippe Albert

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  28. jayzico
    • 10 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    Anyone playing the telegraph game. I aint checked it in ages. I'm 795 in the world. 795! WOW... is there not like crazy money for the top 3?

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  29. TheSharpeEnd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    Tevez -> ??? 1.9m in bank

    Bunn/Al-Habsi
    Huth/Baird/Demel (B.Davies/Shorey)
    Michu/Walcott/Mata/Nolan (Maloney)
    RVP/Berbs/Tevez

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  30. gk526
    • 8 Years
    8 years, 8 months ago

    Can't decide whether to go 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 with the WC, what do you guys think?

    a) Begovic (Bunn)
    Cuellar/O'brien/Zab (Clyne/B.Davies)
    Mata/Fellaini/Walcott/Bale/Michu
    Ba/RVP (Pog)

    b) Begovic (Bunn)
    Clyne/B.Davies/Demel (Mariappa/Fonte)
    Mata/Michu/Walcott/Bale (Marveaux)
    Ba/RVP/Suarez

    Front 7 of b) is very appealing but the defence is very weak.

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    1. Evans
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 8 months ago

      A

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