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 The Liverpool skipper failed to produce any attacking returns whatsoever and was withdrawn on 71 minutes for the fit-again Fabio Borini; the first time this season Gerrard has failed to complete the full 90 minutes.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. Tim Canterbury
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    11 years, 2 months ago

    Which City defender is most likely to play both DGW games

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    1. faux_C
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      Hart 😛

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      1. Trigg ⭐️
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        11 years, 2 months ago

        +1. Kompany is a possibility, but still a chance he could get rested.

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  2. Bøwstring The Carp
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    11 years, 2 months ago

    You've got to be joking me.

    NO SAMBA? 😯

    Grrr... hope he doesn't play any so Bacaray Lasagna comes in

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    1. Yossi
      • 13 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      Not on the bench apparently.

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      1. Bøwstring The Carp
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        11 years, 2 months ago

        Cheers Yossi.... Sagna it is then 🙂

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    2. r0nh
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      He very well may keep a cleanie against Hungover Utd

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      1. Bøwstring The Carp
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        11 years, 2 months ago

        I was tempted to play him and all. Guess Sagna comes in now 🙂

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    3. Messimerized- Join My FPL L…
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      Transferred Samba out yesterday

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  3. applebonkers
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    • 14 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    any gerrard owners out there, he has 0 assists and 3 penalties in his last 10 games now, dgw probably a good time to finally cut loose

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    1. Mary
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      if you don't have any one of bale michu or mata then its obvious what to do

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    2. ~SpartakMac
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      6 goals but no FPL points involvment for Gerrard. Nightmare for his owners.

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  4. Trigg ⭐️
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    11 years, 2 months ago

    I'm warming to the idea of doing Rooney > Kone

    Just seems like a crazy downgrade, but I guess things change at this stage of the season.

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    1. Give The Todd Some Love
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      Wigan have two good fixtures, they have to win, and Kone is a good striker. Seems like the perfect recipe.

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      1. Trigg ⭐️
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        He looked sharp yesterday too, albeit just based on the highlights.

        Also, upgrading Sagna or even Pearce to Vertonghen is an added bonus.

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  5. Minty
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    11 years, 2 months ago

    Afternoon guys,
    Not FF related but thought somebody may be able to help.
    Does anybody know a GENUINE website that sells cheap replica kits.
    Want to get one for my son but don't want to pay ridiculous prices for something he will grow out of fairly soon.
    Most of the ones i've found appear to be scams
    Cheers

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    1. Mark
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      • 17 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      Kitbag is the site that gets a lot of attention. Not sure how cheap they are.

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      1. Minty
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        11 years, 2 months ago

        Thanks Mark will have a look

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    2. Biggerlips
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      You'll of course tell your son that it's a cheap knock-off I hope?

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      1. Minty
        • 14 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        No I was going to fake Messi's signiture and tell him it was one that he's just grown out of

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        1. Biggerlips
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          11 years, 2 months ago

          Father Of The Year. :mrgreen:

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    3. HST
      • 14 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      Go into a sports direct store at the moment, this seasons club and international shirts are dirt cheap.

      Spanish national shirt £8
      English national shirt £3

      Some good cheap European kits as well Milan, Madrid, Bayern etc.

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      1. Minty
        • 14 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        Really, thanks Hunter that sounds even better, as long as I can keep him away from a United shirt, my daughter has already been corrupted by them!!

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    4. Deulo10
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      Like Mark said, Kitbag. I think they have huge sales right now

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  6. Mary
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    11 years, 2 months ago

    just give bale the assist already!

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    1. Give The Todd Some Love
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      Don't start this again, you'll bring back the sulkers

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      1. Mary
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        11 years, 2 months ago

        dont mean to but dya not reckon its his assist?

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        1. Give The Todd Some Love
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          11 years, 2 months ago

          It definitely is. And I hope he gets it.

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    2. Yossi
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      I'm sure they'll review it, thats all we can really ask for I guess, there's no FPL conspiracy here.

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  7. Spencer
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    • 12 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    Anyone going Tevez AND Aguero?

    Head says go for Lukaku, but I'm now trailing (just) in my ML.

    Robles
    Dawson – Nasti – Baines
    Walcott – Michu – Maloney – Bale
    Defoe – Tevez

    DDG – Fellaini – Sagna – Demel

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    1. elkunaguero
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      • 12 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      yes, see below what I'm planning to do... also doubling up on Chelsea

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    2. ILOVEBAPS
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      Seriously considering it as I need to sell RVP anyway to afford a Chelsea MF.

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  8. elkunaguero
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    • 12 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    How does this look for DGW with -8... 10 DGW players only Walcott as single GW player

    Robles
    Zabaleta Dawson Davies
    Mata Hazard Bale Walcott
    Aguero Tevez Lukaku/Kone

    bench DDG Snodgrass Pearce Sagna

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    1. Mary
      • 11 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      obviously it looks good if walcott is your only single gameweek player

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    2. Give The Todd Some Love
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      I'd rather have Michu over Mata/Hazard personally, but for just a -8 that looks really good. I'd chose Kone over Lukaku

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    3. Cak Juris
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      No Michu? No Maloney?

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  9. r0nh
    • 13 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    To be fair, I don't think there is a need to request Demi to post a link...

    He has built up trust with his consistency.

    Other people, who have not developed such a reputation, posting shocking team news, should post a link before anyone actually believes it.

    Otherwise, just look at it as a bit of banter.

    Just my 2 cents...

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    1. Mark
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      • 17 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      Agreed. When we have the Matchday Comments, Demi will likely be one of those who gets his comments pinned and highlighted, as will other users who have shown to contribute good stuff and earned a high rep as a result. More on that over the summer.

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    2. Bøwstring The Carp
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      Fair point. Myself and Parmtree usually post up a compilation of the teams news

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    3. COMH
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      +42

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  10. royals forever
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    • 14 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    Which Team is better

    A or B

    A

    FOSTER (Jaasklainen)

    DAWSON Sagna Garrido (Clyne Demel)

    BALE YAYA MALONEY Walcott (Felliani)

    AGUERO TEVEZ KONE

    B

    Jaasklainen (Begovic)

    DAWSON Sagna Garrido (Clyne Demel)

    BALE YAYA MALONEY MATA/HAZARD (Walcott)

    AGUERO TEVEZ KONE

    Any opinions would be appreciated

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    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      B. But jeez that is a confusing way of looking for the answer!

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  11. Birthday Sess
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    11 years, 2 months ago

    Lukaku or Kone is proving to be a real headache. Just can't choose which one.

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    1. r0nh
      • 13 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      So get both

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      1. Birthday Sess
        • 12 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        Not enough transfers unfortunately and don't want to take too many hits.

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      2. Mark
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        • 17 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        Yep, I'm taking two bottles into the double Gameweek shower with a big Van Persie loofah.

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    2. Yossi
      • 13 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      If you're a member there are some stats tables that clearly show Lukaku as a greater threat. That said, many on here think that he'll only get about 120 minutes over the two games, but I'd still go Lukaku of the two.

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    3. Viper
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      I have chose Kone before the start of the gameweek ( 🙁 ) so i've got to stick with him. He simply has to perform to keep Wigan in the league. Remember N'Zogbia? Thats what i'm hoping for!

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    4. COMH
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      I had Maloney already so I didn't want to double up with Kone. Plus I like the way Lukaku plays. Noone can handle him physically and he is really quick and a great finisher. Kone does have the edge for fixtures and incentive to win so he is a great pick. I just think Lukaku is a bigger goal threat.

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      1. ~SpartakMac
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        +1

        'Noone can handle him physically'. Nail, meet head.

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  12. Bøwstring The Carp
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    Anyone having a bad gameweek? I'll cheer yous up once again.

    Yesterday, I made a transfer after all the matches had been played. Brought in Figueroa since he had a DGW only to realise he's likely to be out for the season. Didn't watch th game so I didn't know 🙁

    I guess you gotta laugh otherwise you'll cry 😆

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    1. Mark
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      • 17 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      Saturday night is certainly not alright for transfers 😉

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      1. Bøwstring The Carp
        • 12 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        The first time that I've never looked at a match report before bringing in a player. I took out Wilson so I guess I'm in the same situation but with a wasted transfer. Kicking myself 😛

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    2. GreennRed
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      Cheer up Bow. You're in top 50k and ye'll bate Tyrone and win the league today.

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      1. Bøwstring The Carp
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        11 years, 2 months ago

        😉

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    3. rdpx
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      I got him in on my GW33 WC. Not looking so clever now. Not sure where to go with that.

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    4. Mary
      • 11 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      mking your transfers a full week in advance is noobish and deserves to be punished! im glad

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      1. Bøwstring The Carp
        • 12 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        I have a thesis and dissertation due so wasn't expecting to get time. But you are right. Didn't do my homework and deserve what I got 😆

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    5. Jönny
      • 15 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      Cheers Bowstring, always helps to hear of others' misfortune 😉

      If you need cheering up yourself take a look who I benched this week.

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      1. Bøwstring The Carp
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        11 years, 2 months ago

        Ouch man sorry 🙁

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        1. Jönny
          • 15 Years
          11 years, 2 months ago

          Can't complain really, it was a terrible call. Thought WBA would be kept quiet by Southampton, couldn't bench Fellaini against Fulham, and always scared to bench Michu. Although now I can't really see my logic behind it!
          Taking my eye off the ball now my main mini league is sewn up... Bad form.

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  13. Viper
    • 14 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    Rival gets Carroll off the bench for Samba now. I know he didn't score massive but whenever he leaves points on the bench, he always has somebody mysteriously dropped/ injured. Conspiracy.

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    1. Mary
      • 11 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      its just that bit of luck that you hope balances out over the course of the season!

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  14. TorresMagic™
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    • 15 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    Blackman from Reading a good player? Worth backing for AGS?

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    1. Give The Todd Some Love
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      No he's shit

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      1. TorresMagic™
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        • 15 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        What position does he play?

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        1. Give The Todd Some Love
          • 12 Years
          11 years, 2 months ago

          He's a forward. It depends on the odds, but he's been pretty dreadful this season. Go for Bothroyd

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          1. TorresMagic™
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            • 15 Years
            11 years, 2 months ago

            4.20

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            1. Give The Todd Some Love
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              11 years, 2 months ago

              Not bad, McCleary looks the best shout though

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    2. applebonkers
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      • 14 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      no

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    3. applebonkers
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      • 14 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      remy, taarabt, mccleary

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      1. TorresMagic™
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        • 15 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        2.5, 3.5, 5.5

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        1. Yossi
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          11 years, 2 months ago

          Looks to be some value in McCleary there.

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  15. ~SpartakMac
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    11 years, 2 months ago

    If Arsenal's midfield can dominate today, I see a win over United.

    Big match for Ramsey, expect him to attempt to play Rooney/Kagawa out of the game.

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    1. Mark
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      • 17 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      He's been in decent form of late without getting the attention.

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      1. ~SpartakMac
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        Agreed, only conceded 6 goals in 9 prem games since he's joined Arteta in the CM/DM position.

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  16. LewanGOALski
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    How is this team out of 10? It costs me 4-point hit to have it like this

    3-5-2:

    Robles*
    Zabaleta * Dawson* Baines
    Michu* Hazard* Bale*(C) Maloney* Silva*
    Aguero*(VC) Kone*

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  17. big oak
    • 14 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    samba out of the squad means im praying harte makes an appearance off the bench (which let's admit it is highly unlikely) so that i can avoid -2 from saylor
    damn it, i thought at 45 after yesterday, im having a good relaxing week

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  18. faux_C
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    11 years, 2 months ago

    For the DGW, Fellaini to Yaya or Gerrard/Santi to Silva?

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    1. ILOVEBAPS
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      Second one. Gerrard.

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      1. faux_C
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        RMT reckons Gerrard to score slightly better than Santi untill the end of the season. Hmmm.

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  19. Cheggers
    • 14 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    how are you guys setup for next week?

    This is mine (no hit this week)

    Bunn
    Zabaleta Dawson Luiz
    Mata Bale (c) Maloney Beausjour
    RVP Tevez Aguero

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    1. Cheggers
      • 14 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      Tempted to sell RVP for Kone or Lukaku but wouldnt be able to get him back

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

        I would seriously consider selling rvp.

        I am tempted to do it.

        Also I saw someone with the same grav as yourself yesterday.

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    2. iain_90
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      Jussi
      Zab Vert Davies
      Hazard Bale Walcott Fellaini
      Tevez Aguero Benteke

      -4 for that lot.

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  20. Trigg ⭐️
    • 11 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    Still slightly delusional about Rooney, but to be fair, his record against Arsenal isn't half bad.

    One goal would make me a happy owner.

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    1. applebonkers
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      ironicly being off penalties looks a good thing for him v arsenal, he's missed a couple there in recent seasons

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      1. Trigg ⭐️
        • 11 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        Very true! Part of me wants to keep him for the Chelsea game too, but that's just pure stubbornness I think.

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  21. OPTA FPL
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    Would you rather get Lukaku or Kone if you have Maloney already?
    Wigan has better fixtures but Lukaka in a better form

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

      lukaku, i wouldn't double up

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      1. COMH
        • 12 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        This

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  22. Give The Todd Some Love
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    Anyone benching Baines next week?

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    1. applebonkers
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      yep

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    2. OPTA FPL
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      I'm benching RVP from my front 8

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    3. Yossi
      • 13 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      😯

      "Never bench, never captain"

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      1. Give The Todd Some Love
        • 12 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        I know, it's sacrilege. But I captained him a few weeks ago, so I may as well bench him 😛

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    4. faux_C
      • 11 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      Think I'm going to have to. Might be a coin toss between Enrique and Baines.

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    5. Bøwstring The Carp
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      Nah I'd play him in the derby game. Imagine the amount of set pieces he'll be on from fouls and such

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      1. Give The Todd Some Love
        • 12 Years
        11 years, 2 months ago

        Going for full 11 of DGWs though

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  23. Bøwstring The Carp
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    Arsenal to stuff United today hopefully!

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  24. TorresMagic™
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    • 15 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    Would you be surprised if Arshavin started today?

    Bib theory suggests he will.

    http://www.gettyimages.ie/detail/news-photo/andrey-arshavin-and-laurent-koscielny-of-arsenal-during-a-news-photo/167528840

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    1. ~SpartakMac
      • 11 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      'Andrey returns with 4 goals in 10 goal thriller'...or something like that 😆

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      1. TorresMagic™
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        11 years, 2 months ago

        Only against Pool. What a game.

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    2. Bøwstring The Carp
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      If its true will he play as striker or on the wing with Walcott up front?

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      1. TorresMagic™
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        11 years, 2 months ago

        Podolski up front was Demi's tip.

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  25. ILOVEBAPS
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    Lukaku or Defoe?

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  26. SuperOsçarBaby
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    rate my team for DGW36:

    Bunn
    Bassong / McAuley / Kompany
    Mata / Bale(vc) / Hazard(c) / Walcott / Gomez
    Aguero / Dzeko

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  27. Liastro ⭐️
    • 12 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    Is this a good idea?

    Turner + Berbatov -> Clichy + Kone (-4)

    Would give me this:

    DDG

    Clichy* – Davies* – Sagna

    Bale* – Mata* – Michu* – Silva*

    RVP – Tevez* – Kone*

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    1. COMH
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      If you really want a City defender don't get Clichy. More than likely he and Kolarov play a game each and Kolarov has bigger scoring potential with set pieces and Baines style deliveries from the left.

      I thought maybe Nastasic but again I think he and Lescott will play a game each in the dgw.

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  28. Cak Juris
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    • 11 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    A. Do you think Defoe will be starting player for DGW by considering his last performance?
    B. Baines>> Zabaleta or RVP >> Aguero for -4pts hit?
    C. Will de Gea still in keeper position until last GW (just worry with 10 games quota issues for Lindeegard)

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    1. boc610
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      defoe played very well considering he got no service at all. was one of spurs best players....

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  29. UnitednationsXI
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    • 12 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    Lets pick some brains

    Bunn (ddg)
    Baines davies* jones* (Clark Harte)
    Michu* bale* maloney* Wally (fellaini)
    Rvp Tevez* berbs

    A: ddg + fellaini + rvp >> loris + mata + augero (-8)..don't have to the 2nd on keeper
    B: Baines + fellaini >> Dawson + mata (-4)
    C: ddg + berbs + rvp >> hart + Defoe + augero (-4)

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    1. UnitednationsXI
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      Fail...ignore this post

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    2. SuperOsçarBaby
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      11 years, 2 months ago

      C

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    3. SuperOsçarBaby
      • 12 Years
      11 years, 2 months ago

      rvp + berbs + fellaini -> Aguero + defoe + mata ??? can you do this?

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  30. UnitednationsXI
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    • 12 Years
    11 years, 2 months ago

    Lets pick some brains

    Bunn (ddg)
    Baines davies* jones* (Clark Harte)
    Michu* bale* maloney* Wally (fellaini)
    Rvp Tevez* berbs

    A: ddg + fellaini + rvp >> loris + mata + augero (-8)..don't have to the 2nd on keeper
    B: Baines + fellaini >> Dawson + mata (-4)
    C: ddg + berbs + rvp >> hart + Defoe + augero (-8)

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