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The ScoutCast – Episode Ninety Eight – Splutter

The ScoutCast emerges from under the duvet, Lemsip soaked and coughing and spluttering its way towards a century of episodes. After a two-week break, the full crew are assembled as Granville joins me to celebrate his Gameweek victory, Professor Chris Atkinson returns from the slopes to charge up his “Rate My Team” computer and Jonty chips in with another community-powered “Full Jonty”.

Around this we discuss the unlikely scenario of selling on Robin, give our Scout League leaders a shout-out, analyse the transfer ins and outs in “All Aboard” and look ahead to the weekend’s programme.

The “Full Jonty” rounds things off as “Ginkapo” gets the treatment, prompting a love-in with a certain Serbian left-back.

Take the temperature of this latest episode via this link, or follow Doctors orders and stream your medicine via the player below…

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

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

    McDermott on his relationship with Pearce and why he left him out last week: http://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/article/brian-on-pearce-relationship-280213-685755.aspx

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    1. Spike ⚽️
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      11 years, 1 month ago

      Hi Demi. Any news on Anichebe from your Everton contact ?

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

        Nothing, normally posts it in the evening

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        1. Spike ⚽️
          • 12 Years
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          Cheers

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    2. Bubbles
      • 14 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Well they lost 3-0 and from this I can tell Pearce is definitely needed as first choice. Probably as striker, I'd say.

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

        Pearce for 45 and then unleash the ALF

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    3. Hank Scorpio
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Hmmm, if Pearce doesn't play I get Martin @ Old Trafford. Not great either way I suppose.

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  2. Poseidon. Not arrogant, jus…
    • 11 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    A) RVP –> Lambert

    B) RVP —> Suarez

    C) Save ft

    please thank you.

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

      keep the highest scoring player in the game.

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  3. Bare bones
    • 13 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Morning! Whats everyones plan if you still have your wildcard?

    Load up on players for gw29 then unleash hell on the DGW?

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    1. teddy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Just pushed the button this morning. Dropped RVP. Loaded up on Liverpool for these two gameweeks. Mata, Walcott and one other lined up for the bench next gw.

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      1. Lanley Staurel
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        • 13 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        Nice plan.

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        1. Bare bones
          • 13 Years
          11 years, 1 month ago

          Seems a waste with a dgw ahead no?

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  4. Demí
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    11 years, 1 month ago

    @nickcoppack
    BREAKING: Ryan Giggs agrees new one-year deal, keeping him at OT until June 2014. http://bit.ly/ZGmzZh

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    1. Spike ⚽️
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Wow. What a machine !

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

        are you his brother's wife ?

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        1. Spike ⚽️
          • 12 Years
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          ha ha

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        2. footyjuana
          • 12 Years
          11 years, 1 month ago

          hahaha, nice one mate

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    2. RoysCallerAnne
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      • 14 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      That lad is a legend. I've so much respect for him and Scholes.
      Not so much for Rio.

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      1. Spike ⚽️
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        this ^

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    3. COMH
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      11 years, 1 month ago

      #stillgotit #yoga #welshwizard

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  5. djt
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    11 years, 1 month ago

    Whats the latest a game can be confirmed to be played in g/w 29? What i mean is that the police and the clubs ticket office will need a certain amount of time to prepare for the game!!!

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    1. heco87
      • 13 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Police need 7 days.. agree it seems tight if not announced today as I can't see it announced over a weekend.

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

        So they've still got plenty of time to announce any re-arranged game then? 🙁

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        1. heco87
          • 13 Years
          11 years, 1 month ago

          In theory ... that's worst case scenario and would be pretty unfair on supporters but it is possible.

          If we hear nothing today, I'm ditching RVP.

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  6. anish10
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    11 years, 1 month ago

    shall i keep azi? chelsea have some good fixtures after blank GW.

    or to take him out?

    0.0 in bank and current backline is:
    clyne wilson mariappa enrique azi

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  7. SuperOsçarBaby
    • 11 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    J.Carragher nailed on?

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    1. @ImpressiveTackl
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      11 years, 1 month ago

      He is in my team. Not so much at Liverpool. 😛

      He's first choice now so will get most games. I don't discount there will be a random game soon where Skrtel gets a start but Carragher will get the majority of starts.

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      1. SuperOsçarBaby
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        11 years, 1 month ago

        pick enrique or carragher?

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  8. Jafalad
    • 14 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Did anyone notice that I just created FFS history then? Replied to everyone on the previous page 🙂

    Buona Notte.

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    1. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      I did that 2 years ago.

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    2. TorresMagic™
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      • 14 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Santi does that everyday.

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  9. Cocky Spaniel Alves
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    11 years, 1 month ago

    Rooney (c) ???

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    1. @ImpressiveTackl
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      Yes!

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  10. @ImpressiveTackl
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    11 years, 1 month ago

    If the flag stays is it possible RVP's price won't drop tonight either?

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    1. heco87
      • 13 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      I think the rule is -150% which he's already on (but wasn't on last night) so I think he's down tonight.

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      1. @ImpressiveTackl
        • 13 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        I thought it was 2.5 times the normal amount so does that not mean 250%?

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        1. heco87
          • 13 Years
          11 years, 1 month ago

          Not sure, first I've heard of that.

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          1. @ImpressiveTackl
            • 13 Years
            11 years, 1 month ago

            See this. Think Ginkapo linked it yesterday:

            http://www.fiso.co.uk/articles/522/FPL-and-Crack-The-Code-CTC.html

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            1. heco87
              • 13 Years
              11 years, 1 month ago

              Can't access FISO at work but cheers anyway

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  11. Andrew
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    RVP dropping tonight, Lambert rising!

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    1. GRIMANDI [formerly boring M…
      • 12 Years
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      Will RVP drop. I remember Bale being due to drop but it didnt happen for a few days after.

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

    Hey guys, who to play this GW Taarabt or Walcott?

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

      walcott

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    2. Joga Bonito®
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      I'm same and playing Wally.

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    3. Bubbles
      • 14 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Walcott all day long.

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    4. @ImpressiveTackl
      • 13 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Walcott every GW.

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    5. Demí
      • 13 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Walcott, no brainer.

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  13. Joga Bonito®
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    • 12 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Judging from LFC's team pics Coutinho starting again. Allen in for Henderson.

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    1. Scroobius Mac
      • 13 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Well good for Wigan.

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    2. Tommytour
      • 13 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Sturridge about?

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  14. Dhanesh Prabhu
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    • 11 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    guys, need a little help..

    which player from these 8 players should i bench in this week and why?

    walcott, bale, silva, lampard, fellaini, aguero, giroud, gouffran

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

      Gouffran

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

        Because its an easy call lol

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        1. Dhanesh Prabhu
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          • 11 Years
          11 years, 1 month ago

          could have been an easy one.. but gouffran is consistently giving 5 points for the last 3 weeks..so is it a good idea to drop him?

          anyways my first choice was to drop gouffran too.

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

            If it was me I would. Giroud is second choice but the North London Derby could be a goal fest.

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            1. Dhanesh Prabhu
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              11 years, 1 month ago

              the exact reason why i put giroud on and gouffran on the bench.. north london derby.. could be a cracking game with goals galore.

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    2. SuperOsçarBaby
      • 11 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      u bench silva 😯

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      1. Siva Mohan
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        8-0

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        1. SuperOsçarBaby
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          11 years, 1 month ago

          fail 😯

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          1. Siva Mohan
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            11 years, 1 month ago

            Yes 😯

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      2. Siva Mohan
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        😯

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      3. Dhanesh Prabhu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        11 years, 1 month ago

        i benched silva and paid the price last week..terrible terrible blunder..

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  15. Dr Dream
    • 11 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Just read an earlier post on the merits of keeping players for DGW's, post GW29 inttead of selling to field 11 in GW29...well that's good when considering Everton (Baines, Fell) or Arsenal (Walcott, Santi, Giroud)...but what about United....who the hell would be a good pick for assured 2 games in a DGW...?,,,I can't see anybody at all..not even RVP...Who would anybody pick ?

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  16. WinstonsFakeLeg
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Suddenly looking like a bad move to transfer in Sturridge for RVP on Wednesday!!

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  17. Joga Bonito®
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    What're the chances of Rafael starting this weekend? If he's not going to play I'll probs take a hit and get Enrique in.

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    1. Scroobius Mac
      • 13 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      I don't think he'll play but I also don't think you should take that hit.

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      1. Joga Bonito®
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        I'm in two minds. Also considering Fellaini out for Sissoko, such generic moves but looking at blanks etc it's difficult to decide what to do. I'll have to take hits to field 11 players next week.

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    2. Siva Mohan
      • 11 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      There is widespread expectation that Sir Alex will shuffle his pack with Real Madrid on Tuesday in mind but it's highly unlikely he will field two separate sides.

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  18. COMH
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Bench order correct?

    Begovic

    Azpilcueta Zabaleta Clyne

    Walcott Fellaini Michu Bale

    RVP Suarez Benteke

    Federici Puncheon Davies Dawson

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    1. Siva Mohan
      • 11 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      absolutely Mr.White!

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  19. SuperOsçarBaby
    • 11 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    1. Sturridge, Carragher
    or
    2. Coutinho, Enrique

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    1. COMH
      • 12 Years
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      2

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  20. Aditya K
    • 14 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    keep Azpi or take him out?

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

      Starting him this week as I have good back up if he misses out. Happy to see if he starts this game or next as they have good fixtures coming up and apart from Rafael there is noone I really want to get instead of Azpil atm.

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

        Next is GW30 though.

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

          So it is. Maybe I need to get him sold then.

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      2. Aditya K
        • 14 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        Hmm. I read somewhere that he has a leg injury. Harte is my backup.

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  21. TorresMagic™
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    • 14 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    10:00 The news of Ryan Giggs signing a new one-year contract inevitably dominated the press conference this morning. Here are some of the main points:
    * Ryan will be involved against Norwich and Real Madrid, says the boss. He and Paul Scholes will stay involved with the club after they retire like Nicky Butt, Brian McClair etc.

    * The boss does not think anybody will match Ryan's achievements in the game.

    * Despite some newspaper talk on Friday morning, Sir Alex hopes that any director's role at Old Trafford will be a 'long way off' for him as he continues managing the side and competing for trophies.

    * Robin van Persie is fit for Saturday after overcoming his hip injury but Phil Jones is out. The England international has a 'fighting chance' of making Tuesday's Champions League tie.

    * Sir Alex insists the players are not even thinking about midweek yet. They have all been told to focus on getting the three points against the Canaries. (AM)

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  22. COMH
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    RVP

    a) Keep

    b) > Hernandez (1 week punt then blank)

    c) > Aguero (blank in GW29)

    d) > Lambert (No blanks and is The White Drogba)

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    1. Scroobius Mac
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      11 years, 1 month ago

      Grant Holt mk. II.

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  23. Scroobius Mac
    • 13 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    So RVP is fit, eh? Another week in fear ahead.

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    1. COMH
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      11 years, 1 month ago

      I think Fergie will rest him ahead of the Madrid game anyway.

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  24. Blue Lion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Van Persie fit to face Norwich , confirms Ferguson !!!

    Now he'll be unflagged & protected. LOL sellers!

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  25. Siva Mohan
    • 11 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    There were concerns that the Dutchman might miss out after bruising his hip by colliding with a television camera during last weekend’s 2-0 win at QPR, though the striker has trained all week and will be in contention to start against the Canaries at Old Trafford.

    “Tomorrow is an important one because Tuesday will look after itself. It's an occasion on Tuesday whereas tomorrow is the mundane practical situation in that we need to win.”

    What are the chances of RVP starting?

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  26. Standcider
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Mata Walcott Fellaini Michu Puncheon
    RVP Sturridge Benteke
    Who to bench,? Transfer to make? 0.7m

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  27. Blue Moon Rising
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Start Lambert or Fletcher?

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