Scout Notes

Scout Notes – Gameweek 35 – Saturday

Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson both bag a brace as Liverpool annihilate Newcastle at St James’ Park. Romelu Lukaku grabs a goal and a pair of assists as West Brom batter Southampton, Sergio Aguero finds the net upon his return for City, Gareth Bale racks up the points once more for Tottenham, while Wigan’s defensive concerns grow ahead of double Gameweek 36.

Sturridge Sparkles in Suarez Absence
With Luis Suarez serving the first of a 10-match suspension, the former Chelsea man was tasked with grabbing the goals as Liverpool headed to Newcastle. Sturridge served up a quite devastating display as the Reds registered their most emphatic win of the season – two goals and an assist helped him register back-to-back double figure hauls, after last week’s strike and assist against the Blues. Drafted in by over 50,000 FPL managers last week, Sturridge has now produced seven goals and six assists in just 11 appearances since moving to Merseyside in January and looks set for major investment ahead of a weekend Merseyside derby with Everton at Anfield. With six other sides facing doubles, though, many may choose to avoid him until the following week – showdowns with Fulham and QPR in the last two Gameweeks certainly look hugely promising for Brendan Rodgers’ flourishing side.

Reds Midfield Thriving
Steven Gerrard’s owners will be hugely frustrated by yesterday’s showing, though. The Liverpool skipper failed to produce any attacking returns whatsoever and was withdrawn on 71 minutes for the fit-again Fabio Borini; the first time this season Gerrard has failed to complete the full 90 minutes. Instead, it was Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and Stewart Downing who all plundered the points as Liverpool allayed any fears of struggling without Suarez by handing Newcastle their heaviest home defeat in Premier League history. Henderson’s brace and assist helped the former Sunderland man to a 16 point, pre-bonus haul, while Downing and Coutinho both chipped in with a pair of assists apiece – the latter dropped 0.3 in price in FPL last week but has now produced 46 points in nine starts since arriving at Anfield, with two goals and five assists to his name so far. Rodgers had this to say on his young Brazilian playmaker, post-match…

“I think he’s [Coutinho] a top player already, considering he’s 20 years of age. He might be small in stature but you can see his strength. Technically, if you look at him, he’s got all the passes in the bag. He makes some wonderful passes and the weight of his passing is incredible. Look at his strength for the third goal, where he outmuscles Hatem Ben Arfa on the line and then dinks the ball between two defenders. After that, Sturridge’s finishing was awesome. Coutinho’s a wonderful player, who fits well with what we’re trying to do and the great thing is that he’ll only get better.”

City Back to Full Strength
The injury worries are lessening as City approach double Gameweek 36, with Sergio Aguero and David Silva both returning from recent hamstring problems to start against West Ham. It was Samir Nasri, however, who staked a real claim for our consideration with assists for both the hosts goals against West Ham – the Frenchman has now started each of the last five and has producing returns in four of those appearances.

Yaya Toure’s strike for City’s second also brought the Ivorian onto Fantasy radars – he has also struck a vein of consistency of late with attacking returns in three of his last five and is similarly priced at 8.0 in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game. Somewhat reassuringly for those eying up Aguero’s acquisition, the Argentine played the full 90 minutes and grabbed the opener for Mancini’s men. Aguero was acquired by just 22,000 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers last week compared to Carlos Tevez’s 209,00 new owners and, with an ownership of 6% to Carlos Tevez’s 29%, looks a real differential contender ahead of next week’s matches against Swansea and West Brom.

Platt Plays Down Hart Back Problem
With Costel Pantilimon set to feature in next month’s FA Cup final against Wigan, Joe Hart’s security of starts suggest the stopper in nailed-on over the last four matches of the season. Hart suffered a back problem while attempting to make a clearance late on and with City having used all three subs, the keeper stayed on the pitch only to make an error which led to West Ham claiming a consolation. Post-match, David Platt dismissed any notions of a long-term problem – allaying fear for Fantasy managers eyeing up his acquisition for next week’s double and beyond:

“I think Joe’s back spasmed as he kicked a ball. He is a bit blocked up and will be a bit sore tomorrow but he will be OK on Monday. It possibly affected him with the way he conceded the second. If you look at the ball when it has gone in he can’t get down to it. Most keepers, because they are throwing themselves about left, right and centre during the week will have issues around things like that. It is not much of an issue. It is a 24-hour thing.”

Carroll’s Streak Continues
Having kept out their opponents in six of the last seven at the Etihad, City looked a strong shout for a clean sheet yesterday but the hosts were denied by a last-minute consolation from Andy Carroll. West Ham’s on-loan forward maintained a superb run of form which has produced attacking points in each of his last five appearances, with four goals and a pair of assists accrued over that period. Home games against Newcastle and Reading look set to offer Carroll further opportunities to plunder the points and while a trip to Everton is a little tricky, he showed yesterday he’s more than capable of breaching the most resilient of backlines in his current form.

Toffees Resilience
It’s four straight clean sheets at Goodison now for Everton after yesterday’s narrow win over Fulham. While Marouane Fellaini faltered against the Cottagers, Leighton Baines’ defensive returns not only extended his lead at the top of the FPL defender rankings, they also helped him edge past the Belgian as the top scoring player for David Moyes’ side so far. While a Gameweek 37 home clash against West Ham may appeal, the Hammers showdown is sandwiched between trips to Liverpool and Chelsea – owners of Everton players may be reconsidering their options, with Fellaini’s central midfield role against the Cottagers a real cause for concern.

The Belgian was again given a deeper role with Nikica Jelavic and Victor Anichebe starting in tandem. Fellaini shifted further forward when Jelavic was replaced and actually missed a gilt-edged opportunity to add to his season goal tally. Even so, Fellaini’s versatility is obviously being explored by Moyes for this stage of the season, as the Everton boss continues to hand Jelavic the opportunity to restore his confidence up top.

Berbatov Worry for Jol
Yesterday’s defeat continued a dire run of form as Fulham limp over the finishing line. Martin Jol’s side have now produced just one goal and a single point in their last five league matches and the Cottagers hopes of improving were hardly helped by the early withdrawal of Dimitar Berbatov. The Bulgarian lasted just 29 minutes of the Goodison encounter before being replaced by Mladen Petric and post-match, his manager admitted his concern, with Berbatov possible set to miss the next fortnight:

“I think Dimitar has got a little tear in his calf, but hopefully not. He could be out for a couple of weeks.”

Lukaku Runs Riot
We highlighted the West Brom forward in last Wednesday’s Versus article for members and he duly backed up our findings as West Brom swept aside Southampton in an ill-tempered match at St Mary’s. Starting up top along with Shane Long and Marc-Antoine Fortune as Steve Clarke moved to 4-3-3, the Belgian battered the Saints into submission with a goal and pair of assists to continue an outstanding run of form which has seen him score or assist in nine of his 11 starts since the turn of the year. While many have fretted over rest and rotation up front for the Baggies, Lukaku has started all but two of the league fixtures he has been available for since January 1 and with maximum bonus looking sewn up, he approaches double Gameweek 36 on the back of his highest haul of the season – up to 6.4 from 6.2 last week in FPL, the bandwagon looks set to kick into overdrive.

Lukaku’s potential profits may rely on Steve Clarke’s chosen formation for the remaining matches. With injuries in midfield limiting the options, Clarke admitted that the change in formation to a 4-3-3 was the key factor in the St Mary’s victory:

“We used the three to chase the game against Newcastle last week and it worked really well. I was a little bit short of midfielders this week and, although it was little bit of a gamble going away to such a difficult place, it works out well for us. The shape of the team behind the front three was good. But the front three were a handful. The movement was good, all of them individually were a threat and there was some good combination play.”

With Marc-Antoine Fortune now suspended for the remainder of the season, Clarke’s ability to adopt a 4-3-3 may well be limited, unless he welcomes Peter Odemwingie back into the starting lineup for the remaining matches. The Nigerian was on the bench for yesterday’s clash.

Potters Defensive Upturn
As the season winds down, Stoke are finally rediscovering the resilience that made their backline such popular Fantasy picks earlier in the season. Prior to last weekend’s 2-0 win at QPR, Tony Pulis’ side had kept out their opponents just once in 15 Gameweeks – despite Marc Wilson’s failure to recover from a hamstring injury, the Potters continued to produce at the back yesterday with a narrow 1-0 triumph over Norwich. Asmir Begovic has now returned to the top of the FPL keeper standings and with trips to Sunderland and Southampton in the next three, could be set to profit once again.

Bale Produces Yet Again
Jermain Defoe got the nod ahead of Emmanuel Adebayor as Andre Villas-Boas retained the 4-3-3 system that swept aside City last Sunday but once more it was Gareth Bale who was the goal hero for Tottenham. Handed a place on the right, the Welshman needed just nine minutes to continue his remarkable season by firing home the opener at the DW, while his Fantasy owners will remain optimistic of further points for his role in Tottenham’s second. Bale seemed to get a touch on a Tom Huddlestone corner, prior to Emmerson Boyce deflecting the ball into his own net. While his participation in the goal was minimal and no more than the ball skimming his leg on its way to Boyce, we’ve seen the merest of touches rewarded with assists before now.

Latics Backline Worries
Having lost Antolin Alcaraz to a hamstring injury last week, Roberto Martinez looks set to be without Maynor Figueroa for next week’s double and potentially the rest of the campaign after the Honduran was subbed off injured on 35 minutes. According to the Wigan boss:

“The initial reaction is that Figueroa should be out for the season. It is a groin strain. It was (a great tackle), but the groin got stretched and the rest of the body pulled apart. We need to see the extent of the problem, but he is on crutches at the moment. We will assess him.”

The news has a significant impact on Wigan’s defensive potential for the upcoming games against West Brom and Swansea and while Emmerson Boyce is likely to appear on Fantasy radars after grabbing the Latics’ first, his potential looks dented by Martinez’s change in formation. Typically used on the right of midfield in a 3-4-3, Boyce was moved to right-back in a 4-3-3 with Jean Beausejour at left-back – if Martinez keeps the same system, many may think twice over investing. Ronnie Stam, at just 3.8 in the FPL, could now be a factor – the Dutchman replaced Figueroa in yesterday’s draw.

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  1. r0nh
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    Willy

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    1. r0nh
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      😎

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    2. Willis.
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      Yes?

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      1. r0nh
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        Wrong willy 🙁

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    3. ILOVEBAPS
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      Wonka

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  2. Godfather Bandit 42
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    The irony of FPL.

    On one hand, I'm a long-time Gooner, so I want Arsenal to do the guard of honour and then proceed to smash the hell out of Man Utd.

    But then, I have no Arsenal coverage (Sagna is 3rd sub) - I'm playing DDG and....RVP!

    I don't know who I am anymore. Damn you, FPL! (my 1st season).

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    1. Sean.
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      as a united fan i was jumping up and down when michu scored against us
      it does strange things to you

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      1. Godfather Bandit 42
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        Lol. I found myself cheering when Bale scored!

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  3. SuperOsçarBaby
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    Should I keep Dzeko? even though he has DGW...

    Podolski is the replacement,
    - nice fixtures - no giroud - his time to shine.

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    1. ILOVEBAPS
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      NO and no. If you are going for a replacement single GW player it surely has to be Sturridge.

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      1. SuperOsçarBaby
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        look at Sturridge, no Suarez and boom!

        look at podolski, no giroud and boom!

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  4. TorresMagic™
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    Any good bets for todays games?

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  5. marty_mcfly
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    any DGW defenders worth bringing in for a hit? already have vertonghen and hart

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    1. blokeman
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      No

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    2. ILOVEBAPS
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      I have been racking my brain over it and no, I don't think so.

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  6. RoysCallerAnne
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    HART
    DAVIES, CLICHY, Gjohnson
    BALE, MICHU, HAZARD, Walcott
    TEVEZ, KONE, DEFOE

    (fed, baines, pienaar, mariappa)

    -4 done already.

    Is it wort another -4 to do Baines/ johnson -> Vertonghen?

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    1. AK ⭐
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      I'm not sure about that one. Spurs don't really keep a CS.

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      1. RoysCallerAnne
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        You're probably right. Plus it will be nice having Baines for GW36 and GJ for 37 and 38.
        Thanks AK

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        1. AK ⭐
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          Yeah, it narrows down to the attacking threat then. Baines is better as we all know.

          Not worth the hit I think.

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    2. Sean.
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      i wouldnt

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      1. RoysCallerAnne
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        Cheers

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    3. Godfather Bandit 42
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      I did Baines>Vert just before the rise. Baines vs LIVERPOOL or VERT vs Southampton?

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  7. Captain Shirokov
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    Robles

    Vert - Turner - Clichy

    Bale - Sess - Yaya - Maloney

    RVP - Tevez - Lukaku

    Subs: Pienaar, Sagna, Alcaraz

    Only 7 DGWers with Clichy. 😕 Thoughts on what I should do? (3.7 in the bank)

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    1. RoysCallerAnne
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      Time to lose RVP? Aguero perhaps?

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      1. Captain Shirokov
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        Not keen on tripling up on City attack seeing as they aren't scoring that many goals atm.

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    2. AK ⭐
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      Sess to Hazard?

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      1. Captain Shirokov
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        I could do Pienaar to Hazard instead. (I would much prefer to get rid of Pienaar than Sess). But this would force me to bench on of Sess or RVP for next week.

        Worth it?

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        1. AK ⭐
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          I have some serious concerns over RVP's game time, though surely SAF shouldn't bench him against Rafa. I'd get rid of one of them and bench the other. Probably bench Sess.

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          1. Captain Shirokov
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            Such a good fixture though. Ugh, this one's gonna be tough.

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    3. Squeakybumtime
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      start sagna anyway.

      your 4 non dgw have QPR (A) x2, STO (H) and RVP. No need to change any of them

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  8. Soccer Brah
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    What striker would you want alongside Tevez for this DGW, money no option?

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    1. r0nh
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      Messi

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    2. Captain Shirokov
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      Lukaku or Ba.

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    3. Sean.
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      lukaku

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    4. Willis.
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      Lakuka

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    5. SuperOsçarBaby
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      Lewansdowski?

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    6. Squeakybumtime
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      Lukaku and RVP

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      1. Soccer Brah
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        Fair few saying Lukaku. Looks like bar Aguero there isn't really any Hugh end striking appeal this DGW.

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        1. Squeakybumtime
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          id prefer aguero to tevez butif you already have tevez no need to double up.
          defoe is a strong option too, should start ahead of adebayor from now on.

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  9. AK ⭐
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    Super Bassong,

    Hazard only takes penalties when Lampard's not on the field.

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    1. SuperOsçarBaby
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      yep.

      I think he'll not play vs United

      and play vs Spurs. (or as a sub)

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      1. AK ⭐
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        Yeah, but then he's chasing to be the club's all-time highest goalscorer. Even if he is subbed on, I think he will take the penalty.

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        1. SuperOsçarBaby
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          that's make me worry... about Lampard if he play, he can steal hazard and mata pints.

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  10. r0nh
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    I am just watching Goals on Sunday...

    Some Wigan player got a Spurs player in the face with his studs!!

    His feet were sky high

    Not even a yellow!!

    Crazy

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    1. Matt -"ain't no p…
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      Yup, Jordi Gomez is quite proficent in the art of Kung Fu. The irony is that Zamora did the same thing to him a few weeks ago and got a straight red

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    2. Sean.
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      best ever
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdlFiy13f7A

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    3. Squeakybumtime
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      Holtby didnt even go down, think if he went down ref would have taken action. He just carried on as if he wasnt caught

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    4. blokeman
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      He could have killed him!!!!!!

      #prayforspurs

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  11. Willis.
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    Robles still nailed on despite his horror showing?

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    1. Captain Shirokov
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      I think so, Al-Habsi will be busy preparing for the cup final.

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    2. Squeakybumtime
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      ya made some good saves also

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  12. Squeakybumtime
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    Kompany or Vertongen for dgw?

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    1. AWESOME-O
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      Vert

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    2. blokeman
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      Vert

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    3. Mavric Marco
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      Both

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  13. Jimbo123
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    Anyone got any cunning betting tips for today's matches?

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    1. r0nh
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      Arsenal to win.

      Nailed on.

      100%

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  14. Pat Mustard
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    Podolski or Theo up top today lads, what we thinking?

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    1. r0nh
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      Id prefer Halle Berry on top, thanks 😎

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      1. Pat Mustard
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        🙂

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    2. TorresMagic™
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      Arshavin is rumoured to start.

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      1. Pat Mustard
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        Good lad

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        1. TorresMagic™
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          Going off bib theory. Worth a bet on scoring?

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          1. Pat Mustard
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            Wouldn't touch him.

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            1. TorresMagic™
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              Cheers, doubling bet now.

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              1. Pat Mustard
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                Ha 🙂

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      2. kaz 96
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        lol

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    3. Squeakybumtime
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      expect podolski

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  15. r0nh
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    I don't understand why kids get a perfectly good car, then break it's exhaust on purpose & then drive around making a lot of noise...

    #oldmanronh

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  16. jonny77
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    My team is:

    Bunn (Fabianski)
    Zabaleta, Vertonghen, Davies (Clyne, Harte)
    Michu, Bale, Gerrard, Walcott, (Robson-Kanu)
    Tevez, Lukaku, RVP

    I want to take Gerrard out for another DW player, but I can’t think who – Nasri, Hazard and Maloney all call out

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    1. AWESOME-O
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      Can't afford Mata?

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    2. Squeakybumtime
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      Hazard has very tough fixtures. Nasri on form and a great differential

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      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
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        may play only 1 game?

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        1. Baines on Toast...
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          plus side is his fixtures after that

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          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
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            that is also true

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          2. Squeakybumtime
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            city aren't blessed with a strong bench, cant see Mancini putting out this front 6

            Sinclair Garcia Rodwell Milner Kolarov Dzeko

            nasri may be rotated but has as much chance of playing 140+ mins as anyone else.

            And as vil says, the upside of his gw 37 and 38 fixtures is big

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  17. RoysCallerAnne
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    Just watched it on Goals on Sunday. Give me those extra Bale 12 points. NOW.

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    1. Elniñorules
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      I watched it on MOTD. Brad Friedel got the last touch imo.

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      1. r0nh
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        Do u mean the Wigan keeper?

        That wouldnt count

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        1. Elniñorules
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          Nope, that's Robles.

          I meant Brad Friedel, the only 40 year old on the football field.

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        2. RoysCallerAnne
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          No, he's just being a smartarse

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  18. Tiote on Peyote
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    Lewis Holtby is a real man.

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    1. r0nh
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      Yeah, real men let other men kick them in the face & do nothing

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  19. kaz 96
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    Who thinks RVP will start?

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    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
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      me, and benched v chelsea

      fergie seems to prefer chico and rooney up front v chelsea.

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      1. Mind över Mata
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        Sounds about right - tempted to bench Robin next week

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        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
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          me too. or even remove him for aguero who has tremendous fixtures finishing the season.

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  20. Mind över Mata
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    Is it madness to bench Robin (CHE) this week?

    Hart
    Zaba, Vert, Sagna
    Bale, Michu, Maloney, Mata, Wally (qpr)
    Tevez, Lukaku

    3.9; RVP, Demel, Wilson

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    1. ILOVEBAPS
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      I wouldn't do it.

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    2. Yome
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      I will bench RVP. I will have power 5 and Defoe & Tevez up front.

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  21. Baines on Toast...
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    Which is more worth it?

    Lambert > Kone/Defoe -4
    Fellaini > Michu/Lennon/Nasri -4

    Will likely hold on to the player for the rest of the season. Currently leaning to the strikers. Outside chance of Podolski if he looks good against United.

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    1. Mind över Mata
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      Tricky - probably Michu who could be explosive

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    2. AWESOME-O
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      Do both!! Michu and Kone >:D

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      1. Baines on Toast...
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        only need one to go with bale/mata/theo/maloney/rvp/benteke, not going beyond a 4 point hit and even that's a rarity for me 😀

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        1. AWESOME-O
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          Kone I'd say, just as long as you're cool doubling up on Wigan 🙂

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          1. Baines on Toast...
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            11 years, 1 month ago

            it's the right time of year for it!

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    3. Baines on Toast...
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      • 13 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      thinking I'd play fell next week (apparently unlucky not to score yesterday?) over lamb...

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  22. cardoso71
    • 11 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Just seen Goals on Sunday, slowed down the Wigan OG. According to the rules of FPL its definitely a Bale assist. The ball is rising as it approaches Bale, it skims his leg and goes between them in a downward direction. Ill put my life savings on it.

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

      How much do you have?

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      1. AK ⭐
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        TM, let's hax?

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

          1 on 1?

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          1. AK ⭐
            • 11 Years
            11 years, 1 month ago

            Not 1 on 1, if we could get more people. It was fun in Isacki's server, even though it was lagging pretty bad.

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

              I want to play with Towelie & Unreal. That would be amazing. 🙂

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

          Only if Towelie & CS play.

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      2. r0nh
        • 12 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        Just 1 life, I am sure...

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

          (savings)

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      3. cardoso71
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        £30k. I'm not saying it will be given, but its definitely glances Bale. This changes the direction of the Ball and effects the goal.

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

          I agree about the direction. Perhaps it was gravity & the ball dying in speed?

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          1. Billy Gilmore
            • 11 Years
            11 years, 1 month ago

            lol

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

      Zoomed in on a gif of the 'Bale assist' and as far as I can see the velocity of the ball changes right after it goes past Bale's boot.

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      1. TorresMagic™
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        11 years, 1 month ago

        Has to be an air pocket then. 😉

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

          Might be the Carbon Monoxide coming from the exhaust of Bale's boot that helped it on. 😉

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

        How about the torque of the ball relative to the boot? If you can prove that to be directly proportional to the instantaneous velocity, you've got a point.

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

      I wouldn't bet the life savings. I think he should get the assist but having lived through Rooney assist-gate I wouldn't be certain. I suspect there's an argument going on at FPL towers between those that have Bale in their teams vs those that don't, and that will decide the outcome.

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  23. AK ⭐
    • 11 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Berbatov, Fellaini, Samba ➡ Kone/Lukaku, Nasri and Vetonghen

    Worth 8 points? Would also give me 10 DGWers.

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    1. Baines on Toast...
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      • 13 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      of the front 8 who are you benching?

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    2. AWESOME-O
      • 11 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Not sure about Nasri but I'd say those moves are worth it

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    3. ILOVEBAPS
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Yeah they look good. I was thinking Nasri too but then would have to go Kun-less. 😉

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  24. Godfather Bandit 42
    • 11 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Keep RVP or Lambert?

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

      LAMB

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      1. Godfather Bandit 42
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        Cheers Parm.

        Away to Tottenham?

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

      I suppose you're thinking getting rid of RVP would free up the funds to get a variety of good players in in his place? It's a tricky one...

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      1. Godfather Bandit 42
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        Cheers joe90.

        Only to afford Aguero. I can do Lambert>any other DGW forward...

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  25. Squeakybumtime
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    • 13 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    rvp, no question

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    1. Squeakybumtime
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      11 years, 1 month ago

      godfather reply fail

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    2. Godfather Bandit 42
      • 11 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Cheers Squeaky.

      Rotation risk?

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  26. Ginkapo FPL
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    There is a hax game open btw

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

      I'm there. 8 in 🙂 No Towelie or CS 🙁

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  27. joinho
    • 14 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Which transfer to do this week?

    A) Sissoko (out) - Yaya Toure (in)
    B) Pogrebnyak (out) – Sturridge (in)
    C) Clyne (out) – Zabaleta (in)

    (can only afford to do one)

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

      probably do C. As southampthon has nothing much to play for and city has good chance of getting cleansheet and DGW.

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  28. AWESOME-O
    • 11 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Fellaini missed a sitter yesterday from a Bale assist. Suarez's fault! >:(

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    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 14 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      ?

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      1. AWESOME-O
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 1 month ago

        Ignore, typo fail.

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  29. karankachiefs
    • 11 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    Dgw team ready to go?

    Ddg
    Kompany dawson monreal
    Michu (c) bale hazard walcott
    Rvp tevez lukaku

    Thoughts?

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    1. AWESOME-O
      • 11 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      Looks good!

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  30. Captain Shirokov
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 1 month ago

    For GW36:

    A) Play Sess
    or
    B) Get Mata and bench Sess (-4)

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

      B

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    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 14 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      it's really tricky. Not sure I would bench sess at home to stoke on Monday night football.

      Mata is a good shout though, i'd try maybe get him in another way

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    3. AWESOME-O
      • 11 Years
      11 years, 1 month ago

      I'd be tempted to play Sess

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