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The ScoutCast – Episode 123 – Ghost

The title summons up imagery of Granville straddling me at the Potter’s wheel, lovingly helping to craft a clay creation as we unite to sculpt out a Van Persie bust – in true Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello” style.

That’s probably lost approximately half of our potential audience who are too young to recall the analogy. The other half are likely to be repelled by the image of Granville and I caught in a Swayze/Moore-like clinch.

If you’re part of the minority still sticking around, curious to hear how the above nonsense translates into a podcast, then listen up. You’ll catch the plenty of Wildcard ribbing, a tale of captain calamity exposed by this week’s community questions and the usual array of regulars.

Prepare to be haunted via this link or exorcise your right to stream via the handy player below.

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

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  1. Jose Out
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Hello all! Is my team lined up correctly for this week? I don't like playing my attackers against my defence...

    Adrian(SWA)
    Saylor(SUN), Evans(stk), Shaw(ful)
    AJ(new), Lallana(ful), Hazard(MCI), Mata(stk)
    RVP(stk), Bony(whm) Suarez(wba)

    Mannone(new), Bertrand(eve), Pozuelo(whm), Ward(ars) 1ft 3.1itb

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  2. Acquafresca
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Is this the scoutcast Mark implodes and takes a 100-point hit for every gameweek until the end of the season? 😉

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  3. JPeg
    • 8 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    best cheap keeper rotation? ?

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    1. chrisjdgrady
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Mannone Adrian

      Which I would've had until everyone said not to get Adrian cause he wasn't nailed on 😉

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    2. Josse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Did yo miss out on GW23?:)

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    3. OShaughnessy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Bourc & K. Davis

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  4. massive
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    guys, is aguero & shelvey to benteke & cazorla for a hit worht it? or should I look for a froward only? have suarez & rvp up front as well.

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    1. Robe Wan
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Forward only

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      1. massive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        OK, thanks.

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  5. The HurriKane
    • 4 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    A) Yaya Touré and Rooney (0 bank)

    B) Yaya Touré and Sturridge (1.8 bank)

    A or B???

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    1. Xavi Iniesta
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      B all day long

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    2. chrisjdgrady
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      8

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  6. MDK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Wilshere & Cabaye -> Puncheon & Eriksen -4

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    1. TD Champ
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Good move

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    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      No way. Why lose Wilshire when he'll be fit soon and Ramsey is out for a while? Also, you've missed the boat on Puncheon. His fixtures stiffen soon...

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      1. MDK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Can't fund Cabaye -> Eriksen without dropping someone else and with Wilshere out for at least a couple of GW's it made sense.

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  7. Liastro ⭐️
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Just changed after some advice.

    Mannone Lewis
    Coleman Azpilicueta Ward Chambers Vlaar
    Silva Hazard Mata Johnson Puncheon
    Suarez Benteke Sturridge

    0.1m in bank. Any better?

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  8. BenjaniMwaruwari
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    BREAK FROM RMT!

    A man drove into a woman, whose right is it?
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    The womans, why the hell was the man driving in the kitchen 😀

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    1. Xavi Iniesta
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Sexist. Reported.

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      1. Reedy
        • 8 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Humourless. Ignored.

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        1. Xavi Iniesta
          • 5 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          I was joking man.

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        2. Robe Wan
          • 5 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          If you're gonna be sexist it has to be funnier than this

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          1. BenjaniMwaruwari
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 years, 10 months ago

            Challenge accepted!

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    2. Tiote on Peyote
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Did you make that one up? That's absolutely hilarious man.

      L-O-L

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  9. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Anyone liking Rooney for potential Aguero replacement ?

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    1. Xavi Iniesta
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      If he stopped smoking, stopped talking to his agent and focused 100% on improving his game......then yes! maybe I would

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    2. massive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Me, but already have rvp & mata. think it'll be too many man un players having in mind the blank in gw 28

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    3. The Enlightener
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Sweet RVP for me.

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  10. TD Champ
    • 4 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Baker nailed on now?

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    1. Grievez
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      yes. yes he is

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  11. MiguelAngel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    On my WC. Which one and any improvements?

    A)
    Mannone Adrian
    Shaw, Kos, Williamson, Ivan, Gabbidon
    Haz Mata Silva AJ Noone
    Suarez Sturridge Giroud

    B)
    Mannone Adrian
    Shaw, Kos, Williamson, Ivan, Ward
    Haz Mata Silva AJ Noone
    Suarez Van Persie JRod

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    1. donkey73
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      b

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  12. donkey73
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Can I ask the same question that everybody else is asking?
    before price rises:

    A) Aguero -> Rooney
    B) 4.4 mid + Aguero -> Cazorla + Dzeko (-4)
    C) 4.4 mid + Aguero -> Cazorla + JRod (-4)

    Front 8 would be
    Haz- Yaya - Lallana - Mata - (Cazorla or Noone)
    Suarez-Studge - (????)

    5 top mids gives alternatives for rotation.

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    1. donkey73
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      no one?

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    2. Rödallegabomb ᴿᴮ
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Aguero to RVP.

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  13. Indio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Is Aguero and Coleman > RVP and Azpi a sound move?

    (Obviously tough a one this week for Azpi, but following fixtures don't seem to bad)

    Marshall (Mannone)
    Kos, Gabbs, Coleman* (Chester*, Turner)
    Haz, Mata, Eriksen, Silva (Ki)
    Aguero*, Suarez, J-Rod

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    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      looks like great move

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      1. Indio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        thanks dude

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        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 6 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          im thinkint the same team sort
          youre welcome

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  14. ACCOUNTING ON CHRIS
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Best West ham defenders to get?

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    1. stooshermadness
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Demel @ 4.5 mil. Reid is your best option but wait for news tomorrow as to whether he will be back for the weekend. And you probably won't know who will partner Reid - either Collins @ 4.1 mil or Tomkins @ 4.6 mil until Reid is back.

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    2. Pompey and Circumstance
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Collins -- 4.1

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  15. JWF
    • 9 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    What are people's thoughts on owning both Mata and RVP. I'm leaning towards RVP taking Aguero's place in my WC and I'm wondering if I can do without Mata if I have RVP. Would allow me to put Silva in so I've got some City coverage.

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    1. The Axolotl
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      probably wise to have some city coverage but not entirely an easy selection on who to get (other than aguero). RVP and Mata is risky lets face it, but who knows could pay off handsomely.

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  16. The HurriKane
    • 4 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    I want to change one defender (Az, Kos, Vlaar, Ward and Bruce)

    Which one to change???

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    1. donkey73
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      ward. bad fixtures ahead

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      1. TD Champ
        • 4 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Why do you want to change a defender? Bad idea using transfers on defense when not on WC. And you will want him in again. Ward an absolute musthave

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  17. Tiote on Peyote
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    That Hammers defence looks a bit of a minefield, anyone know who's most likely nailed-on?

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    1. JWF
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Collins?

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    2. stooshermadness
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Demel until Reid is back. Collins is great value but we don't know who will partner Reid, Collins or Tomkins.

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  18. Josse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Repost fup!

    Should I do...

    A:Aguero/Bony>RVP/Dzeko -4

    B:Aguero/Kos>RVP/Fonte -4

    Im leaning on B...Southampton has good fixtures and better to have Bony than Dzeko this round?

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  19. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Mmmm...Upgrade the midfielder with most touches in the box for the season to Navas..(scoutcast)...nah...Always keep a spot for whoever tops that stat.

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    1. Xavi Iniesta
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Who is the mid with most touches in the box?

      Share with me and I'll bug you some cornflakes

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      1. Xavi Iniesta
        • 5 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        *buy

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  20. Give The Todd Some Love
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    F**king f**kery

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    1. Xavi Iniesta
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      What da Mata?

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      1. Give The Todd Some Love
        • 7 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Watford 4-2 down after being 2-0 up

        Relegation incoming after last season when we should have gone up

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        1. GHB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          We were terrible tonight

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          1. Give The Todd Some Love
            • 7 Years
            4 years, 10 months ago

            How we were 2-0 up is a mystery. Always looked like they would get back into it.

            The only thing more disappointing than the performance, made worse by the fact that we were excellent against City, is Abdi's injury. Only way is down. Gutted

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            1. GHB
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 years, 10 months ago

              Yeah bad news about Abdi, think his season could be over as it's same foot again. I was at Etihad Saturday and we played like we did last season, slick counter attack football. Today we were lucky to be 2-0 up, then dropped so deep, was obvious what was going to happen.

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              1. Give The Todd Some Love
                • 7 Years
                4 years, 10 months ago

                I didn't go because I went last season and we got battered! We did sit really deep, they were there for the taking

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  21. MJ6987 (Denver)
    • 8 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    @FA Cup of Tea

    are there links somewhere so I can see my victim, I mean opponent? (TW)

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    1. Ginkapo - Kolarov a Semi Fi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      There will when I put them on during my lunchbreak tomorrow. As of now you can look in the LAWR mainleague for them.

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      1. MJ6987 (Denver)
        • 8 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Cheers. Found it.

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  22. Cocky Spaniel Alves
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Is Chester's price protected?

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    1. The Axolotl
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      no

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      1. Cocky Spaniel Alves
        • 7 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Ok, so dropping tonight.

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        1. The Axolotl
          • 7 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          yes

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  23. birdosworld
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Best nailed on defender for up to 4.4m?

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    1. Reedy
      • 8 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Ward

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    2. Indio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Gabbs

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  24. Demel
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Please settle a pub argument. Who is worth more? Mayweather or Beckham?

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    1. The Enlightener
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Becks?

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    2. BenjaniMwaruwari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Mayweather

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    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      mayweather by about a trillion dollars

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  25. Bob.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Nastasic to Collins or McCartney? Do we reckon Collins will keep his CB spot when Reid is back? Need a Ham defender and cant afford Demel if I want to do Aguero -> RVP

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    1. JWF
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      I would expect Collins to but I'm not 100%.

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      1. Bob.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Collins could be a great bargain if he holds down that CB spot on WHM start keepng cleanies again with Redi back

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        1. JWF
          • 9 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          That's probably one too many 'ifs'!

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  26. Daniel - jooohooo
    • 9 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Can't believe how Mark is calm after that shit WC and shit GW. Looks like he lost it, not enough passion about the game anymore.

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    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      can't believe fpl god andy benched suarez 😆

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      1. Daniel - jooohooo
        • 9 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        He knew he was coming from bench

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    2. Xavi Iniesta
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Go work out again son, you're boring me.

      Build up dem sick muscles bro

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    3. OShaughnessy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      "Passion" in reference to fake football?
      Chill Winston...

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  27. Voodoo
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Guys, which do you think is better?

    A) Rooney & Negredo
    B) van Persie & Dzeko
    C) van Persie & J. Rodriguez

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    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      B

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  28. RabMac
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    I have just finished analysing the majority of strikers. I have stats from beginning of season until now, which include:

    points per game
    points per million per game
    overall points
    points over last 5 weeks
    points per million for last 5 weeks

    My stats may vary slightly from other people's stats due to me using my sell price for a few players.

    I am happy to share this knowledge so post your questions if you have anything you want to know.

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    1. The Enlightener
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      I'm always keen on giving attention to points per minutes.

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      1. The Enlightener
        • 5 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Wonder who has the best out of that..........perhaps the likes of such characters as Rooney, Aguero, Sturridge, and RVP.

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        1. RabMac
          • 5 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          I never bothered with points per minute as I think points per game provides what I need to know.

          5 best for points per game are:

          Suarez
          Aguero
          Sturridge
          Rooney
          Adebayor

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          1. The Enlightener
            • 5 Years
            4 years, 10 months ago

            Nice work

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            1. RabMac
              • 5 Years
              4 years, 10 months ago

              Thanks 😉

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        2. RabMac
          • 5 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          RVP is 35th on list for points per million per game, 6th for points per game. Obviously there is no point looking at his stats over last 5 games as this was his first game back, although if you take his points per game for the last 5 matches, he is on the same as Suarez with 9 PPG.

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          1. RabMac
            • 5 Years
            4 years, 10 months ago

            meant 8

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    2. RabMac
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      5 best for points per million per game:

      Suarez
      Adebayor
      Sturridge
      Rodriguez
      Wellbeck

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      1. RabMac
        • 5 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        I like this stat as it allows you to compare players of different prices and great for showing you what players are real value for money.

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    3. RabMac
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      5 best for points in last 5 weeks

      Suarez
      Dzeko
      Adebayor
      Sturridge
      Et'o

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    4. RabMac
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      5 best for points per million over last 4 weeks.

      Dzeko
      Adebayor
      Campbell
      Anelka
      Agbonlahor

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    1. Lucas Leiva
      • 8 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      So Caz & Ade or Eriksen & Rooney.

      I'd go A

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  29. DementedFlamingo
    • 9 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    A) Mata + Stu/Ade OR
    B) Cheap mid + RVP/Aug/Rooney????

    Potentially rest of season strategy!

    My planned WC trades would be

    Coleman > Evans
    Turner > Ward or Fabio
    Whittaker > Mata
    Aguero > Stu or Ade

    Thoughts???? Thanks

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    1. d452
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Coleman move is good.
      Cardiff crappy defense! Would stay away for now
      Mata move is good!
      Sturridge I reckon...form of those 2 for Pool is unmissable!

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