Moving Target

Moving Target – Loic Remy

Newcastle’s director of football Joe Kinnear finally made his first major move into the summer transfer market yesterday evening by snapping up Loic Remy on a season-long loan deal from QPR. The 26-year-old Frenchman – who was previously linked with a move to Tyneside last January – revealed his international ambitions played a significant part in the switch, with next summer’s World Cup in Brazil clearly on his radar.

“I’m very happy to be a Newcastle player. It will be a huge honour to play for such a big club. I was very flattered by the Club’s interest in me back in January and also very happy that they showed interest in me again this summer. I am very motivated this year to get into the World Cup squad for my country. I know in order to do that I need to have a big season and a successful campaign with Newcastle United. I am focussed on helping the team achieve success this season and scoring as many goals as I can.”

The History

A product of the Lyon youth academy, Remy’s career began in 2006 but the forward failed to establish himself as a first-team regular, making just 12 appearances over a season and a half at the club. Farmed out on loan to Lens midway through the 2007/08 campaign, Remy produced three goals and two assists in 10 matches, with his eye for goal persuading Nice to fork out a club record €8m in June 2008.

Remy’s impact was immediate in his new surrounds, with 11 goals and three assists in 32 appearances across his debut season before he racked up 14 goals and five assists in 34 matches the following year. After scoring once in two matches at the start of 2010/11, he was transferred to Marseille for €15m, though he was forced to undergo stringent medical tests after an initial assessment indicated he was suffering from a heart defect. Having been given the all-clear, Remy flourished in his first couple of league campaigns, producing 27 goals and 10 assists from 60 Ligue 1 matches but his final season at the club was far less successful. Demoted to the bench, he made just two starts and 12 sub appearances, notching a single goal, before QPR came calling back in January.

Despite dropping down to the Championship at the end of last term, Remy was quick to settle at Loftus Road. Although he turned out just 14 times for Harry Redknapp’s side, he still managed to finish the season as the R’s top scorer, having found the net on six occasions.

Remy has also represented his national side on 18 occasions and has produced four goals and an assist for Les Bleus.

The Prospects

Undoubtedly, the Magpies are in dire need for extra firepower for the season ahead. Alan Pardew’s side scored just 19 goals in 18 games following Demba Ba’s departure to Chelsea back in January and found the net in only three of their final eight league matches, ironically clinching their league safety in a 2-1 win over Remy’s QPR in Gameweek 37.

Having failed to get his man first time around, Pardew was clearly delighted to finally clinch the Frenchman’s signature and his words suggest the new boy will be regarded as a key player for the Magpies in the upcoming campaign:

“Loic is a great player and I’m delighted that Joe has got him on board for us. He’ll be a great addition to the squad, he gives us strength and pace up front and I’m sure he’ll bring plenty of goals. It’s a big season for Loic, like it is for all our international players ahead of the World Cup, which will only provide extra incentive for him to play at the very top of his game.”

Pardew’s formation for the season ahead will be key as to how we assess the new boy’s potential. The Magpies boss has utilised 4-2-3-1 and 4-4-2 systems over the summer so far, though a 4-3-3 also looks viable, with Remy perhaps fielded on the right and Hatem Ben Arfa on the opposite flank, allowing Papiss Cisse to retain the lone forward slot. Ideally, though, a central berth is clearly the best scenario – a reverse out of position role out wide will dent Remy’s appeal, with Ben Arfa or even Moussa Sissoko appearing on our radars, should the latter get his wish and return to the role in “the hole” behind Cisse.

Priced at 7.8 in the Sky Sports game and 3.0 by The Sun Dream Team, Remy has been handed a price of 7.5 in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) earlier this afternoon – less than Cisse’s 8.5 yet more than Yoan Gouffran at 6.5 amongst Newcastle’s frontline options. One factor which may fall in his favour could be spot-kick duties; with Ba now departed and Cisse failing to impress from the spot, Remy may vie with Ben Arfa in the penalty pecking order.

Looking at the opening schedule, while a Gameweek 1 trip to City is far from favourable, Newcastle’s following four fixtures (WHM, FUL, avl, HUL) offer plenty reason to be optimistic. The downside, however, is Remy is currently struggling with a calf complaint and, while Pardew is still hopeful he will make the bench in time for the season opener at the Etihad, the Magpies boss has also admitted he is still on the lookout for more options up front, with the club still linked with a bid for Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis.

While there’s no doubt a role alongside Cisse would make Remy a viable alternative, it may take a few weeks until we are afforded a proper assessment of his potential. With a lack of pre-season training and more new signings perhaps imminent, it’s yet to be established whether Remy has been earmarked for a wide role – such a scenario would prove a major deterrent, with far more secure, central options in the mid-price bracket elsewhere.

Further Reference

Loic Remy Wikipedia

Loic Remy Transfer Markt Page

Loic Remy You Tube Highlights

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3,309 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Where's Wally?
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    Arsenal - Man City on Saturday has to be the most important pre-season game in terms of FPL. Most of the games so far have been against weaker sides, but this game should be played with #1 teams and neither team is going to take it lightly.

    I currently have 3 Arsenal and 2 Man City players and I'll need to keep a close eye on Dzeko and Giroud.

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    1. thetinkerman
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      Indeed.

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    2. Mr. Greedy
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      Charity Shield should be good as well. If RVP scores and plays well he will earn a hallowed place in my FPL team.

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      1. Where's Wally?
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        I'd be surprised if he didn't score against Wigan.

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        1. Mr. Greedy
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          If he doesn't then I'm afraid he won't make the cut.

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    3. Arn De Gothia
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      🙂 I´m going to see it live

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  2. Jafooli
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    If the template team players fail in GW1 this place will be like a ghost ship......everyone's going to be around the 2m mark 😮

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  3. Adam Lallana makes Messi lo…
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    any 4m defenders likely to get game time?

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    1. teej
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      Brayford, Chester, Parr

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    2. Markus123
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      many from the promoted sides. think theres an article on them too called 'budget defenders'

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  4. Holy See
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    Celtic through.

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  5. Mojo Rojo
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    RMT please 🙂

    Mignolet
    Coleman - O'Shea - Collins
    Hazard(c) - Silva - Mirallas - Walcott
    Benteke - Lukaku(vc) - Aspas

    Bench: Boruc - Zaha - Debuchy - Brayford
    Bank= 0.5

    Lukaku > Bony after GW1
    Benteke > Soldado after GW2

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    1. super zlatan
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      It's ok but not as nice as mine

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      1. Mojo Rojo
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        No one is as good as Zlatan, so I'll take that as a compliment.

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        1. super zlatan
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          6 years, 11 months ago

          On a serious note its not a bad effort.
          Only thing I would be concerned about is Zaha game time.
          And I personally think there is better options than oshea.

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          1. Mojo Rojo
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            6 years, 11 months ago

            A few United fans seem to think he'll get some good game time. He's been impressive in pre-season so worth a punt. Sunderland have decent fixtures and I'm pretty sure O'Shea has been given the captaincy so should be nailed on. Is Riether a better option because of his attacking potential?

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    2. DannyBoy33
      • 6 Years
      6 years, 11 months ago

      I like the Zaha punt, seems to have done well in pre-season. The big question is whether Moyes will start him. Agree about O'Shea, but you would imagine he'd be nailed on.

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  6. teej
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    6 years, 11 months ago

    Best team?

    a)
    Mign (Marshall)
    Cole, Coleman, Riether (Brayford, Parr)
    Hazard (C), SILVA, Mirallas, WILSHERE, LALLANA
    RVP (VC), BERBATOV (Anelka)

    Silva - Wilshere - Lallana - RVP - Berba

    b)
    Mign (Marshall)
    Cole, Coleman, Riether (Brayford, Parr)
    Hazard (C), MICHU, Mirallas, WILSHERE, LALLANA
    RVP (VC), DZEKO (Anelka)

    Michu - Wilshere - Lallana - RVP - Dzeko

    c)
    Mign (Marshall)
    Cole (VC), Coleman, Riether (Brayford, Parr)
    Hazard (C), SILVA, Mirallas, WALCOTT, MICHU
    SOLDADO, RODRIGUEZ (Anelka)

    Silva - Walcott - Michu - Soldado - Rodriguez

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    1. Jafooli
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      6 years, 11 months ago

      Still like white noise to the eyes.....as Tinkerman suggested, maybe just list the differences in each team?

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      1. teej
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        6 years, 11 months ago

        I did at the bottom of each one

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        1. Jafooli
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          Ah right noted.......C for me TEEJ

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        2. JT's Dog
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            Look up word 'just'

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            1. teej
              • 6 Years
              6 years, 11 months ago

              No need to be rude. That wasn't the context he used it in anyway, if you want to get all technical about it.
              It appeared to me that he was saying 'just' as an adverb, meaning simply. Not one to mean only. So get off your high horse and learn all of English please.

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      2. thetinkerman
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        C for me.

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    2. Doctor X
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      Quickie. A or B?
      Typing out my entire defence out to put things in perspective

      A) Ivanovic - Toure - COLLINS - Brayford - Parr + THOMAS

      B) Ivanovic - Toure - CHESTER - Brayford - Parr + KIM

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      1. super zlatan
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        A

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      2. Fabio20
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        A

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      3. thetinkerman
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        a

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        1. Doctor X
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          Thanks gentlemen.

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    3. Spiritof76
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      6 years, 11 months ago

      Can anybody explain why Jack Colback at 4.5 has more ownership (11.7%) than any other midfielder under 6.5, and is the 11th most selected midfielder in the game?

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      1. teej
        • 6 Years
        6 years, 11 months ago

        People stack heavily on big players and so buy the cheapest option to fill the team, who has the best chance of playing. That's why.

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        1. Spiritof76
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          I mean, I get that, but...just...I don't....

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      2. Fabio20
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        He's ginger.

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    4. Adam Lallana makes Messi lo…
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      bony? 46 goals last season.

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      1. Adam Lallana makes Messi lo…
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        im mean 46 goals in 65 games, his second season was good

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        1. Mr. Greedy
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          Only Holland though innit

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      2. Spiritof76
        • 9 Years
        6 years, 11 months ago

        Tempted, but Swansea's first 6 are: MUN - tot -wba - LIV - cpl - ARS

        He's on my watchlist, and if he puts up after those first two weeks then I'll be right there with you.

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        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
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          Good fixtures from GW3 onwards. I can see plenty of fixtures in all of those from then.

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          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
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            ...plenty of goals*...

            😳

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            1. Spiritof76
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              6 years, 11 months ago

              38 fixtures in just 38 games. Not bad! 😉

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      3. SMELL MY CHEESE YOU MOTHER
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        In my team.

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        1. super zlatan
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          I'm considering lukaku > bony for gw2

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          1. Adam Lallana makes Messi lo…
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            very sensible, personally city and Chelsea strikers are off limits for me.

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      4. DannyBoy33
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        Made a good impact in the Europa League game, def one for the watchlist.

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      5. thetinkerman
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        On my "keep a close eye on" list.

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      6. ReinaMan
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        Simply for the nickname and goal song, I am considering him

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    5. ReinaMan
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      I assume everyone's tinkering is going well, I for one still haven't started. Anyway, I haven't done one of these in a while, so here are today's three pictures from around the world

      ● Mount McKinley, Alaska, USA: http://i.imgur.com/zoSxbax.jpg

      ● Skaftafell, Iceland: http://i.imgur.com/4YcwtBp.jpg

      ● Portillo, Chile: http://i.imgur.com/SOIxuPn.jpg

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      1. thetinkerman
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        These are always fun! Thanks

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      2. Eboue
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        I really do look forwards to these . Thanks

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      3. Jafooli
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        Any chance of a Scotland special tomorrow ReinaTube? some beautiful scenery up on the West Coast and Islands?

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        1. ReinaMan
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          We'll see 😉

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        2. JT's Dog
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            I will take a picture from my window now if you like

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            1. Jafooli
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              Where do you live? Wishaw?

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              1. JT's Dog
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                  Only have relatives I don't talk about from there. Born with a silver flute in my mouth should give you clue

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          • Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
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            I wonder who cuts the grass in the 1st picture. ust be some job.

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          • Bigo1
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            Mate, are you on Twitter? I love Earth Pics and your pics are in the same (amazing) range

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            1. ReinaMan
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              I am not, but if you want to see all the pictures I've posted visit this link, it's split into parts since there is a limit of 100 links per bundle. Some may not work as they are upto a year old now, it is also updated after each post

              http://bitly.com/bundles/reinaman/8

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              1. Bigo1
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                Perfect, very much appreciated

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          • Jawain - 9th overall 2014/2…
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            6 years, 11 months ago

            new desktop background. thank you 🙂

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        3. fealdabeirne
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          6 years, 11 months ago

          Please RMT-feedback appreciated
          Mannone, (Krul)
          Coleman, Collins, Mertesacker,(Shaw, McNaughton)
          Walcott, Mirallas, Hazard(C), Silva, Nolan,
          Soldado, Sturridge,(Gayle)
          1mil in bank

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          1. Jck-Jns
            • 6 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            Spain got friendly at start of PL so Silva/soldado a doubt for GW1, otherwise a good team. 🙂

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        4. fantasyfanatic2016
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          by gw5 will rvp’s price rise or fall?

          how many would he need to score to increase his price?

          also, being new, what affects the increase or decrease in a player’s value. is it how many managers invest or how many points they score / are there other factors????

          thanks

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          1. Jairzinho
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            • 9 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            It all depends on how many people transfer him in and out.

            Here is a more detailed explanation: http://www.fiso.co.uk/forum/crack-the-code-2013-14-the-fiso-guide-to-fpl-price-changes-t103498.html

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          2. Adam Lallana makes Messi lo…
            • 7 Years
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            keep an eye on this http://totalfpl.com/pricechanges

            when a player reaches 100% he is going to rise at midnight and -100% they will fall.

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            1. Adam Lallana makes Messi lo…
              • 7 Years
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              not active site untill the season start by the way.

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            2. teej
              • 6 Years
              6 years, 11 months ago

              Does this happen during preseason too? Does this mean Dzeko's price will rise to £8.0m then?

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                • 7 Years
                6 years, 11 months ago

                no no this is from the last gameweek of last season, prices wont change until after gw1, also when a player is at 200% they will rise twice. (a rise meaning 0.1)

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                1. teej
                  • 6 Years
                  6 years, 11 months ago

                  Thanks man. Definitely will use this during the season 🙂

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          3. Mr. Greedy
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            • 10 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            Having travelled, briefly, to the future I actually do know the answer to this, but I'm not going to tell you.

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        5. ThatAsianGuy
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          Rmt please

          Mign (boruc)
          Mertesacker, Ivanovic, Riether (Whittaker, Parr)
          Hazard(C), Mirallas, Coutinho, Paulinho (Colback)
          RVP(VC) Lukaku Anelka

          Any suggestions?

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          1. ★FC Borecelona★
            • 8 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            Paulinho and Coback have got to go. Whitaker nit nailed on too

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            1. ThatAsianGuy
              • 6 Years
              6 years, 11 months ago

              ty

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            2. ★FC Borecelona★
              • 8 Years
              6 years, 11 months ago

              *not

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        6. Tracksuit Manager
          • 8 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          anyone remember how swansea (specicifally michu) did against the top sides last season? just looked at their fixture list and the first stretch is dreadful (thru week 6).

          too lazy to look it up.

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          1. super zlatan
            • 9 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            Michu scored at old Trafford, scored a brace at the emerites from memory.
            He is fixture proof.

            Ps. Love the grav

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          2. Mr. Greedy
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            • 10 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            I looked this up this morning - he just seemed to score at random times.

            http://uk.soccerway.com/players/miguel--perez--cuesta/63979/

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            1. Tracksuit Manager
              • 8 Years
              6 years, 11 months ago

              thanks to you both.

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        7. DannyBoy33
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          Hey peeps, thought I'd try a first RMT and see what you think:

          Boruc, Mannone
          M.Turner, Shaw, Ivanovic, Coleman, Figueroa
          Bale, Mirallas, Hazard, Snodgrass, Kagawa
          Anelka, Lukaku, Giroud

          Any comments appreciated.

          Cheers!

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          1. super zlatan
            • 9 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            You could have a benching headache with that front eight.
            Downgrade snod to Thomas and upgrade anelka to berba?

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            1. DannyBoy33
              • 6 Years
              6 years, 11 months ago

              Yeah that is what I'm afraid of. I do like Thomas as a 5th midfielder and he was in my plans post GW3 as a way of bringing in RVP.

              Do you think the signing of Taarabt could potentially affect the Berba-Ruiz partnership?

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          2. jofitz
            • 6 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            I'd worry about your CHE selections; Hazard is obviously the best CHE bet, but I wouldn't expect Ivanovic or Lukaku to play both matches in the DGW.

            I think you could find cheaper, equivalent alternatives for Turner, Shaw & Figueroa.

            I think Mirallas is over-rated and over-priced and Kagawa is a risk, but both are worth watching over the season.

            #imho

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            1. DannyBoy33
              • 6 Years
              6 years, 11 months ago

              The chelsea dgw isn't ideal coming in the first week as you really don't know who's going to play both games.

              I like Turner and Shaw as defs. Fig is only in in case he scores another couple of wonder goals this season!!

              I do need to look at the front 8, especially with Bale possibly going and having a benching issue. Cheers for the feedback tho!

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        8. Rediffusion
          • 10 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          Here's my current selection...

          Mignolet - [Boruc]
          Mertesacker - Collins - Ivanovic - [Chester] [Clyne]
          Gerrard - Cazorla - Tonev - Hazard - [Thomas]
          Van Persie - Dzeko - Anelka

          Any thoughts/comments?

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          1. DannyBoy33
            • 6 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            Pretty good. Tonev could be an astute pick!

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        9. SMELL MY CHEESE YOU MOTHER
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          Will Soldado be avaliable for the first game?

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          1. Bigo1
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            • 11 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            I would think so if Defoe is injured. If not, still worth the risk as guaranteed to play from gw2 (contrary to Lukaku and Dzeko who are adored on this site)

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          2. super zlatan
            • 9 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            Don't see why not.

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        10. bennydebull
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          Chances of Terry playing both opening fixtures?

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          1. TorresMagic™
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            • 11 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            50%. 2nd game is the main issue imo.

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          2. Freshy
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            • 9 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            Pretty decent if Cahill plays 90 for England

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        11. The 12th Man
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          • 6 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          my team after many reshuffles and probably many more!

          Cech, ( Manone)

          Coleman, Koscielny, Rat ( Shaw, Parr)

          Hazard(c), Silva, Coutinho, Mirallas, Nolan

          Soldado, Lukaku, ( Anelka)

          Manone has play Palace game wk3. So he can come in for Cech then, or maybe drop Cech for Mignolet giving me extra £ 1m maybe to upgrade Lukaku or change Coutinho or Silva for Walcott.

          Bony looks good but too many hard fixtures at start of season, will look at him later.
          Any thoughts on my team and thinking.

          Thanks,
          Andrew

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          1. Hovztar
            • 6 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            RMT please

            Mignolet (Boruc)

            Collins (WH) Baines Alcaraz (Turner (NOR) Parr)

            Giaccherini Hazard Tonev Walcott (Morrison (WB))

            Anelka RVP Lukaku

            Kind of want Bony and Coutinho as well, but don’t really know how to do it.

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            1. The 12th Man
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              • 6 Years
              6 years, 11 months ago

              Nice team, A few potential breakouts. A word of warning. DiCanio is quoted as saying that Giaccherini may need some time adjusting to the Premiership.
              Tonev could be a good one.
              If you want Coutinho swap Giaccherini . You need £ 2m from somewhere.
              Alcaraz a doubt. drop him for another 4.5 defender. Maybe Clyne, Shaw, Cuellar.
              Either downgrade Baines or Morrison to get Coutinho in.
              Morrison to expensive on bench.
              Bring Bony in for Lukaku wk 3 .

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          2. Jck-Jns
            • 6 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            Silva and soldado have Spain game near gw1 so might not feature, I would bring Walcott in now.

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          3. simsey
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            • 9 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            I would get Walcott instead of Coutinho if you can get the 0.5 from somewhere.
            Nolan is a bit of a risk for game time I understand Doosra had a round up of WestHams preseason so far and apparantly Nolan isnt a 'guaranteed' starter anymore...so keep an eye on that.
            Otherwise I like it...

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            1. The 12th Man
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              • 6 Years
              6 years, 11 months ago

              ok I got Walcott in, a few adjustments.

              Manone, ( Krul) rotating

              Ivanovic, Colman, Rat rotating with (Shaw and Parr)

              Hazard (c), Silva, Walcott, Coutinho, Mirallas

              Lukaku, Dzeko, ( Anelka)

              Improvement ? or messed up?

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        12. Danny O
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          Rate my team please:
          Mignolet (Davis)
          Zabaleta-Coleman-Merta- (Baker, Whittaker)
          Walcott-Hazard(C)-Mirallas-Coutinho-(Thomas)
          Lukaku(V)-Sturridge-Benteke

          I used to have Paulinho, Jarvis and Giroud rather than Mirallas, Thomas and Sturridge but I just made those transfers. Any suggestions?

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        13. LDG
          • 8 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          Yaya would be a good alternative to Silva right? Not heard much mentioned about him as of yet preseason, surely he is a nailed on player in a team of rotation? And Man City have some good fixtures.

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          1. thetinkerman
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            If he plays 'in the hole', I'd be all over him, but it looks like he'll play deeper, unless I'm mistaken

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          2. TexanRed
            • 6 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            No not really as he is most likely going to be playing much further back by general consensus. So many great options at 9-9.5m that I wouldn't touch him.

            The one and only reason I can see for him is coverage which I don't personally believe in.

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          3. LDG
            • 8 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            Cheers guys, suppose I'm just thinking of yester-season when Mancini gave him the all clear and push him forward... I'll rethink my inclusion and hope he doesn't burst through the defense and dribble the ball in.

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        14. TexanRed
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          Just looking at the midfield options for Citeh that won't even make their bench for much of the season. How much did they pay combined for this little lot:

          Nasri + Garcia + Barry + Milner + Rodwell + Sinclair?????

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        15. super zlatan
          • 9 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          Team at the mo

          Migs
          Zaba. Kosceilny. Collins
          Hazard. Walcott. Silva. Snoddy
          Benteke. Soldado. Lukaku

          Subs. Boruc. Kim. Chester. Brayford

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          1. El Doctor
            • 10 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            Wonder how likely Zabs is to play with Richards back?

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            1. Tracksuit Manager
              • 8 Years
              6 years, 11 months ago

              tough to argue with his form last season.

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              1. .
                • 7 Years
                6 years, 11 months ago

                Tough to argue with Richard's form the year before that 😉

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            2. Freshy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              6 years, 11 months ago

              While Nasty is out hes quite likely

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          2. DannyBoy33
            • 6 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            Looks good! Too early for Soldado or you feel he could settle in quickly at Spurs?

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        16. Dynamo Fuchtherest
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          Lads, any suggestions for the following... Is it a bad idea to have such a weak bench?

          Boruc

          Mertesacker Toure Zabaleta

          Hazard Silva Walcott Coutinho Mirallas

          Sturridge Lukaku

          SUBS - Mannone, Parr, Chester, Gayle

          Cheers

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          1. thetinkerman
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            Looks solid to me.

            Richards maybe taking some of Zaba's game-time is a worry.

            Your bench is fine IMO. Parr might not be nailed-on though. What about Ward or Brayford?

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            1. Dynamo Fuchtherest
              • 7 Years
              6 years, 11 months ago

              That's what I thought but struggling to find 0.5 to upgrade Zab to Kompany. Could possibly gamble on swapping Mannone to a 4m keeper?

              Cheers, I'll keep an eye on my 4m defenders in terms of likely game time.

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        17. Arsenal USA FC
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          Which Team is Better?

          A

          Mignolet -- Boruc

          Zabaleta Mertesacker Coleman -- Turner(Norwich) Parr

          Walcott Hazard Ramires Coutinho -- Kim

          Soldado Giroud Dzeko

          B

          Mignolet -- Boruc

          Ivanovic Mertesacker Coleman -- Turner(Norwich) Parr

          Walcott Hazard Mirallas Coutinho -- Kim

          Lukaku Giroud Dzeko

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          1. Dynamo Fuchtherest
            • 7 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            B

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          2. Jck-Jns
            • 6 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            B

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          3. simsey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            So basically

            (A) Zab, Ramires and Soldado

            OR

            (B) Ivan, Mirallas and Lukaku.

            I prefer B for GW1 and team A after that (apart from Ramires) but theres always Snodgrass instead 🙂

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          4. Spiritof76
            • 9 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            For me -
            Zabaleta over Ivanovic
            Mirallas over Ramires
            Lukaku over Soldado for GW1

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          5. DannyBoy33
            • 6 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            B

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        18. Spiritof76
          • 9 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          Is my RMT sufficiently the same, but sufficiently different from the template to ensure that my wife will still talk to me after GW3?

          Cech [Davis]
          Zab - Walker - Collins [Ward, Turner]
          Mirallas-Walcott-Hazard-Nolan [Paulinho]
          Lukaku-Anelka-Benteke

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        19. MIDDLEMAN
          • 7 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          OK, 3 options:

          Base team:

          Jussi (any 4.0 keeper)

          A.Cole, Toure, Collins, Turner

          Hazard, Walcott, Colback,

          RVP Lukaku

          PLUS

          A) Clyne, Lucas, Carrick, Soldado (Lucas/Carrick are just solid starters, nothing more...)
          B) Coleman, Nolan, Johnson, Dzeko
          C) Clyne, Silva, Johnson, Weimann/JRod

          ???

          Any thoughts for a noob?

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        20. Got grey hair
          • 8 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          Currently planning to start with Lukaku, Giroud and Benteke.

          Is it worth swapping 2 of these for Soldado and Anelka, if so which 2?

          Cheers

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          1. Spiritof76
            • 9 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            Nah

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          2. MB10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            I'd swap Lukaku and Benteke

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        21. MB10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          Thinking of going with two 4.5 mids who rotate each week.
          However I'm looking for a bit of flair not just 2 dm's like Lucas and Colback who will play every week but will only get 3pts max.
          Was thinking Pozeulo and Morrison but that would attach major risk as both won't play week in week out. I suppose you can't really have it both ways, can you?
          Which two players would you suggest?

          My other front 6 are:

          Hazard Walcott Coutinho _______ ________
          RvP Soldado Lukaku

          with Lukaku to Bony and Hazard to Silva for GW2 and 3 respectively.

          What do people think of this strategy? Is it too risky?

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        22. NevilleSouthall
          • 6 Years
          6 years, 11 months ago

          Hello.

          Please give me some comments.

          Foster (Boruc)
          Mertesacker-Rat-Turner/Norwich (Clyne, Parr)
          Walcott-Hazard (c)-Lampard-AdamJohnson (Pozuelo)
          Hooper-Lukaku-RVP

          After gw1 Lamps---> Kagawa

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          1. MB10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 years, 11 months ago

            Looks solid. Lack of City would concern me though. Even though it's a minefield I would suggest you have them in your plans once we see the first couple of lineups. Maybe Hazard to Silva in GW3 or something like that.

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