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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. Papamoa Fc
      4 years, 2 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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    • Acquafresca
        4 years, 2 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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      • JPeg
          4 years, 2 months ago

          best cheap keeper rotation? ?

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          1. chrisjdgrady
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 years, 2 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
            4 years, 2 months ago

            Did yo miss out on GW23?:)

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          3. OShaughnessy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 years, 2 months ago

            Bourc & K. Davis

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        • massive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 2 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 years, 2 months ago

            Forward only

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            1. massive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 years, 2 months ago

              OK, thanks.

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        • The HurriKane
            4 years, 2 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
                4 years, 2 months ago

                B all day long

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              • chrisjdgrady
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 years, 2 months ago

                8

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            2. MDK
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 years, 2 months ago

              Wilshere & Cabaye -> Puncheon & Eriksen -4

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              1. TD Champ
                  4 years, 2 months ago

                  Good move

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                • Big_Andy_GAWA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 years, 2 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
                    4 years, 2 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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              2. Liastro ⭐️
                  4 years, 2 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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                • BenjaniMwaruwari
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 years, 2 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
                      4 years, 2 months ago

                      Sexist. Reported.

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                      1. Reedy
                          4 years, 2 months ago

                          Humourless. Ignored.

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                          1. Xavi Iniesta
                              4 years, 2 months ago

                              I was joking man.

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                            • Robe Wan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              4 years, 2 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
                                4 years, 2 months ago

                                Challenge accepted!

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                        • Tiote on Peyote
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 years, 2 months ago

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

                          L-O-L

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                      2. Big_Andy_GAWA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        4 years, 2 months ago

                        Anyone liking Rooney for potential Aguero replacement ?

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                        1. Xavi Iniesta
                            4 years, 2 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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                          • massive
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            4 years, 2 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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                          • The Enlightener
                              4 years, 2 months ago

                              Sweet RVP for me.

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                          • TD Champ
                              4 years, 2 months ago

                              Baker nailed on now?

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                              1. Grievez
                                  4 years, 2 months ago

                                  yes. yes he is

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                              2. MiguelAngel
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                4 years, 2 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
                                  4 years, 2 months ago

                                  b

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                              3. donkey73
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                4 years, 2 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
                                  4 years, 2 months ago

                                  no one?

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                                2. Rödallegabomb ᴿᴮ
                                    4 years, 2 months ago

                                    Aguero to RVP.

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                                3. Indio
                                    4 years, 2 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
                                        4 years, 2 months ago

                                        looks like great move

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                                        1. Indio
                                            4 years, 2 months ago

                                            thanks dude

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                                            1. Wiseman Resistant
                                                4 years, 2 months ago

                                                im thinkint the same team sort
                                                youre welcome

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                                        2. ACCOUNTING ON CHRIS
                                            4 years, 2 months ago

                                            Best West ham defenders to get?

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                                            1. stooshermadness
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              4 years, 2 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
                                                4 years, 2 months ago

                                                Collins -- 4.1

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                                            3. JWF
                                                4 years, 2 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
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  4 years, 2 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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                                              • The HurriKane
                                                  4 years, 2 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
                                                    4 years, 2 months ago

                                                    ward. bad fixtures ahead

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                                                    1. TD Champ
                                                        4 years, 2 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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                                                  2. Tiote on Peyote
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    4 years, 2 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
                                                        4 years, 2 months ago

                                                        Collins?

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                                                      • stooshermadness
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        4 years, 2 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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                                                    2. Josse
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      4 years, 2 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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                                                    3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      4 years, 2 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
                                                          4 years, 2 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
                                                              4 years, 2 months ago

                                                              *buy

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                                                        • Give The Todd Some Love
                                                            4 years, 2 months ago

                                                            F**king f**kery

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                                                            1. Xavi Iniesta
                                                                4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                What da Mata?

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

                                                                      We were terrible tonight

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                                                                      1. Give The Todd Some Love
                                                                          4 years, 2 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
                                                                            4 years, 2 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
                                                                                4 years, 2 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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                                                                  • MJ6987 (Denver)
                                                                      4 years, 2 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
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        4 years, 2 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)
                                                                            4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                            Cheers. Found it.

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                                                                      2. Cocky Spaniel Alves
                                                                          4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                          Is Chester's price protected?

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                                                                          1. The Axolotl
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                            no

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                                                                            1. Cocky Spaniel Alves
                                                                                4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                Ok, so dropping tonight.

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                                                                                1. The Axolotl
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                  yes

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                                                                          2. birdosworld
                                                                              4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                              Best nailed on defender for up to 4.4m?

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                                                                              1. Reedy
                                                                                  4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                  Ward

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                                                                                • Indio
                                                                                    4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                    Gabbs

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                                                                                • Demel
                                                                                    4 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                                                                    1. The Enlightener
                                                                                        4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                        Becks?

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                                                                                      • BenjaniMwaruwari
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                        Mayweather

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                                                                                      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                        mayweather by about a trillion dollars

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                                                                                    2. Bob.
                                                                                        4 years, 2 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
                                                                                            4 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                                                                            1. Bob.
                                                                                                4 years, 2 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
                                                                                                    4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                    That's probably one too many 'ifs'!

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                                                                                            2. Daniel - DEXIT
                                                                                                4 years, 2 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
                                                                                                  4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                  can't believe fpl god andy benched suarez 😆

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                                                                                                  1. Daniel - DEXIT
                                                                                                      4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                      He knew he was coming from bench

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                                                                                                  2. Xavi Iniesta
                                                                                                      4 years, 2 months ago

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

                                                                                                      Build up dem sick muscles bro

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                                                                                                    • OShaughnessy
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      4 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                                                                                  3. Voodoo
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    4 years, 2 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
                                                                                                        4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                        B

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                                                                                                    2. RabMac
                                                                                                        4 years, 2 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
                                                                                                            4 years, 2 months ago

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

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                                                                                                            1. The Enlightener
                                                                                                                4 years, 2 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
                                                                                                                    4 years, 2 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
                                                                                                                        4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                        Nice work

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                                                                                                                        1. RabMac
                                                                                                                            4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                            Thanks 😉

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                                                                                                                      • RabMac
                                                                                                                          4 years, 2 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
                                                                                                                              4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                              meant 8

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                                                                                                                      • RabMac
                                                                                                                          4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                          5 best for points per million per game:

                                                                                                                          Suarez
                                                                                                                          Adebayor
                                                                                                                          Sturridge
                                                                                                                          Rodriguez
                                                                                                                          Wellbeck

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                                                                                                                          1. RabMac
                                                                                                                              4 years, 2 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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                                                                                                                          2. RabMac
                                                                                                                              4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                              5 best for points in last 5 weeks

                                                                                                                              Suarez
                                                                                                                              Dzeko
                                                                                                                              Adebayor
                                                                                                                              Sturridge
                                                                                                                              Et'o

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                                                                                                                            • RabMac
                                                                                                                                4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                5 best for points per million over last 4 weeks.

                                                                                                                                Dzeko
                                                                                                                                Adebayor
                                                                                                                                Campbell
                                                                                                                                Anelka
                                                                                                                                Agbonlahor

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                                                                                                                              1. Lucas Leiva
                                                                                                                                  4 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                  So Caz & Ade or Eriksen & Rooney.

                                                                                                                                  I'd go A

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                                                                                                                              2. DementedFlamingo
                                                                                                                                  4 years, 2 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
                                                                                                                                      4 years, 2 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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