Scout Notes

Newcastle defenders stutter at first hurdle in defeat to Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace 1-0 Newcastle

Goals: Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m)

Assists: Jordan Ayew (£5.0m)

Bonus Points: van Aanholt x3, Joel Ward x2 (£4.3m), Scott Dann x1 (£4.3m)

Newcastle’s budget defensive options stuttered at the first hurdle in their 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

There was plenty of interest in Jamaal Lascelles (£4.3m) and Fédérico Fernández (£4.4m) ahead of Gameweek 27, as the Magpies prepared to embark on a favourable run of fixtures.

That began with a trip to Crystal Palace, and Selhurst Park, the stadium that had seen the fewest goals this season.

However, just as they had done over the last few matches, Newcastle gave up a whole host of chances and probably should have conceded a lot more than they did.

The fact that even Palace (who have scored the joint-fewest goals this season) were able to shoot 18 times, more than double the tally recorded by Steve Bruce’s men, should be cause for concern for anyone invested in Newcastle’s defence.

In fact, such was the poor nature of Newcastle’s display, especially at the back, their manager is starting to question whether or not he will continue with the 5-4-1 formation, which has been an established system for some years now.

“Maybe it’s time for (a) change. Maybe it’s time to try something different, to have a look, but I couldn’t fault their effort and endeavour. They never stopped in that respect.” – Steve Bruce

Lascelles, Fernández and Fabian Schär (£5.0m) all came in for media criticism at Selhurst Park, the latter giving away the free-kick that led to the only goal of the game. It will be interesting to see which of these hold onto their places if Bruce does change the system, although Ciaran Clark (£4.3m) and Paul Dummett (£4.4m) are still out with injuries.

Furthermore, there was some objection from fans and the media to the performances of Nabil Bentaleb (£5.0m) and Sean Longstaff (£5.0m) in central midfield. They were guilty of some poor passing, which restricted the service to Miguel Almirón (£5.8m) and Joelinton (£5.5m) especially, and losing the ball in key areas put more pressure on the defence.

“Our big Achilles heel is blatantly obvious today. We gave the ball away in good areas so cheaply, especially in the final third. We get so far and, unfortunately, it breaks down too often, too cheaply.” – Steve Bruce

Perhaps the only silver lining for those already invested in Newcastle defence is the fact that they still have some favourable home fixtures on the horizon, against Burnley, Sheffield United and Aston Villa.

While the Magpies have spent much of their last two away matches obliging their opponents, they do have clean sheets in each of their last two at St. James’ Park.

Meanwhile, Martin Dúbravka (£5.0m) was one of just two Newcastle players who had a good game on Saturday.

He was the main reason that the scoreline stayed respectable. Without his eight saves, Crystal Palace could have racked up a big score. That large number of stops helped Dúbravka to a four-point FPL score of his own.

The other Magpie to show some redeeming qualities was Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m) who, as per usual, asked plenty of questions with his pace but failed to deliver much in the way of end-product.

Meanwhile, Palace’s attacking options may well be ruing their profligacy as they completely dominated Newcastle but only found the net once.

Christian Benteke (£5.7m) started a third match in a row at the apex of the Eagles’ 4-3-3 formation and had some chances, that he could not capitalise on.

Meanwhile, Wilfried Zaha (£6.8m) had a decent game up against Valentino Lazaro (£5.5m), the Newcastle man continuing to struggle in his attempts to adapt to life in the Premier League, picking up a red card in the process.

Zaha himself asked plenty of questions from his left-winger berth and would have picked up a collection of assists had Jordan Ayew (£5.0m) been more ruthless.

The Ghanaian international was afforded a host of chances but saw a few tame efforts saved, other more powerful ones denied by a strong Dúbravka performance, and he even managed to strike the post in the second half. Arguably it was enough to discourage much investment in Palace attackers, as well as Newcastle defenders.

There was admittedly plenty of threat from set-pieces, even though Luka Milivojevic (£6.7m) was absent through injury – but, then again, Newcastle always struggle in dead-ball situations. Gary Cahill (£4.4m) and Scott Dann (£4.3m) both went close and were only denied by the aforementioned heroics of Dúbravka.

However, the key takeaway has to be the performance of Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m) as he emerged with a monster haul.

His role in set pieces continues to increase his points potential, leading to his scoring of a direct free-kick in the second half. A combination of the clean sheet and maximum bonus points made for a 15-point haul.

Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Guaita; van Aanholt, Cahill, Dann, J Ward; McArthur, McCarthy, Kouyaté (Riedewald 89′); Zaha, Benteke (Tosun 89′), Ayew.

Newcastle United XI (5-4-1): Dúbravka; Rose (Ritchie 71′), Schär, Lascelles, Fernández, Lazaro; Saint-Maximin, Bentaleb, S Longstaff, Almirón (Gayle 71′); Joelinton.

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752 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Jota hattrick midweek sends Traore to bench or he is not fit enough?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Traore started with Jota midweek so that would hardly be the reason.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      The Wolves boys seem to think it's tactical.

      https://www.molineuxmix.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/norwich-h-pre-match-thread.216481/page-2#post-6037729

      Also it doesn't hurt to give Dendoncker a start and Traore more of a rest with Europa League and the recent shoulder issue.

      Dendoncker covered well enough at CB and didn't deserve to lose a starting spot purely because Boly was back.

    3. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Jota is a starter regardless. It's Dendoncker that's come back into the XI at the expense of Traore and a change in formation.

    4. Tinkermania
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He gets rested now and again.

      • BNMC
          1 month, 13 days ago

          If it was like-for-like, Neto would have started instead.

      • the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Kun & Grealish > Jimenez & Mane for free with my 2FTs is a no brainer after they play right!

        1. Effe
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yep

      • ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        2 FTs .. KDB, Rico, Stevens, Mahrez and Doncker in the squad.

        Which two to go? Thinking Mahrez and Rico

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          How much itb ?
          Donkey & Rico out should be the priority IMO as both are out of favour

        2. Greek Freak
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I guess - has there been news that Stevens' injury is not serious?

          1. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Dendonker is playing

      • Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I hope Mariappa is benched for next GW too against Pool.
        Can give me another -ve HAUL 😀

      • Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Only DCL from the three games today. Very tough time

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Bruno & Jimenez for me

          1. Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Jimenez alone is ok

        2. BNMC
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Boly and DCL for me, then triple LIV tomorrow night.

            1. Lindelol
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              tonight?

              1. Lindelol
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                sorry I misread

                1. BNMC
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    I mean that LIV game is technically on Tuesday where I live...

            2. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Up to four for me Jimenez, Traore, Martial and DCL, hoping to build on my 20 from just 4 yesterday

            3. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Auba, DCL, Martial. Should be fun, probably won't..

          • Mané money
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Who would you rather have for Leicester kind run of fixtures:

            A) Maddison
            B) Barnes
            C) Perez

            1. Jullepuu
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Barnes probably

              • beetlejuice
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                A

              • ChelseaBlues223
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                I'm thinking Barnes or Perez

                1. Flynny
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Barnes benched yesterday.is he nailed?

                  Maddison safest surely

            2. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Ok Tony M. Time to bring a hattie home

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                You spelled Bruno Incorrectly my friend 😉

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Haha ok a brace each?

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Deal 😀

              2. BNMC
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  I get nervous when Man Utd play; their players always seem to inflate the average.

                  1. Tony Martial
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Will do

              3. Niho992
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Why would anyone have Traore in team?

                1. GREEN IS GOOD
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Trolling 2/10

                2. Jullepuu
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Stop the trolling dude

                    1. Niho992
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Just asking

                      1. Jullepuu
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Stupid question honestly

                          1. Niho992
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            It s stupid to own Traore

                            1. GREEN IS GOOD
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              >YAWN<

                              Keep fishing

                    2. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      Because he's available to buy. I mean, people still have Lukaku/Sanchez in their teams

                      1. Lindelol
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        Dead Teams

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          I know that.
                          9 managers have bought Lukaku already this GW.
                          2 got Sanchez !!!

                          1. Lindelol
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            😀

                  • GREEN IS GOOD
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    No point selling Traore if you need players for the blanks.

                    Just stick him on your bench for now.

                    1. TakingTheMkhi
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 13 days ago

                      He should start against Spurs I reckon.

                  • Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    10 x PL teams have gambling company shirt sponsors - how is that healthy?

                    1. Jullepuu
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        I don't know but Prem teams like sponsor money

                        1. Jafooli
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Should be rules against betting companies, and they’re all headquartered in places like Malta, Philippines, Isle of Man & Curaçao (wherever that is).

                          https://www.scoreandchange.com/overview-2019-2020-premier-league-sponsors/

                          1. Jafooli
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            ... a Dutch Caribbean island

                            1. Jullepuu
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Well Malta isn't that shady. That said I agree with you

                                1. diesel001
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  What connects those places is they are tax havens.

                                  1. Jullepuu
                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                      True but at least Malta is in EU

                                    • Jafooli
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                      Philippines isn’t but it’s where all the Chinese betting companies are based, as betting/gambling banned in mainland China (not SAR)

                          2. RoysCallerAnne
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            All gambling and alcohol adverts and sponsorships should be banned. It all seeps into the young and impressionable mind even if people may think they are impervious to it.

                          3. diesel001
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            It isn't. But you only have to look at the vices to see how they became acceptable then there were restrictions imposed on them:

                            - Alcohol
                            - Tobacco
                            - Gambling

                            Next it will be drugs (with them being legalised). So invest in cannabis producing companies as they will make loads of money in the next 10-20 years.

                            1. Jafooli
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Would a p0rn company be allowed to sooner a PL team shirt you reckon?

                              1. diesel001
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Probably not. PL and clubs need money from parents who buy merchandise for their kids.

                                1. Greek Freak
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  I love how gambling is acceptable in that scenario 😀

                                  1. Jafooli
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Exactly my point

                                  2. diesel001
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Because gambling has become an acceptable vice. It will fall away over time like alcohol and tobacco sponsorship has.

                          4. Pukki Party
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Agree, should have alcohol and tobacco companies sponsors

                          5. Conik
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Because, thankfully, you are not our dictator and people are free to do as they choose. Lots of people gain enjoyment from gambling.

                            1. Jafooli
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Please call me Sir, when you address me.

                              1. badgerboy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Sir Loin?

                                1. Jafooli
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  That’ll do 😛

                        2. threeputt
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          I was a toss up between a sideways Dendoncker to Traore or Greenwood to Long this gw, I think I made the luckier choice

                        3. ViperStripes
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 13 days ago

                          Alreay have Lascelles and CTaylor, so who to replace Williams with ( max 4.2 ) to ensure I have 11 players this week?

                          Only way to get more funds i Defence is to drop Vardy or Grealish for someone cheaper, but would rather save the 2nd FT.

                          1. Amey
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Grealish Williams >> Barnes Boly

                            1. Here Comes The Son ★
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Literally was going to suggest those exact same moves. Perfect.

                          2. Jullepuu
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              Hanley but I think that you should just stick with Williams or use both ft's

                          3. The Red Devil
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Martial & Jimenez
                            Or
                            Mount and Vardy

                            1. bitm2007
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              I went Martial & Jimenez before yesterdays deadline, but see how they play today first.

                          4. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 13 days ago

                            Doherty 15 pointer today

                            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 13 days ago

                              If only it was that simple

                              1. Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Think Traore out hinders Doherty personally

                                1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  actually I didn't think of that.

                                  He definitely has been unlucky recently, I haven't really seen the impact without traore but will be watching closely today

                                2. Vasqujg
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  Traore on the bench or is he Out?

                                  1. RamaJama
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    On bench

                                3. Greek Freak
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  Didn't Doherty say that when he plays with Traore he tries to get in the box more? Something along the lines of he expects Traore to beat the full back so he makes more of an effort to get in the box for all the Traore crosses.

                                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Traore hugs the touch line when he plays allowing Doherty to play as an auxiliary centre forward when they attack.

                              2. Bam Bam Bigelow
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                apparently, it is that simple

                            2. BNMC
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                With the formation change, I see it happening.

                              • Vasqujg
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Could happen. Could blow out his knee while getting a red card. Both are equally likely

                                Low Intelligence player that gets shots on goal

                              • Qaiss
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Norwich will score

                            3. FOO FIGHTER
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Plenty of what Bruno does today will be the decider of me using my FT to get him in, possibly a -4 as part of the move.

                                The hype around him is going to have to be very convincing for me to pull the trigger to get him in after Watford.

                              • davies
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Traore is starting to become a headache I cannot afford at this stage of the season

                                Keep or sell?

                                1. GREEN IS GOOD
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  Do you need players for the blanks? If so, keep him.

                                  1. davies
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Yes but also need points as chasing in ML

                                  2. Vasqujg
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    He’s not a starter- so that’s as bad as blanking

                                    Zero points or 1-point cameo

                                    1. Flynny
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                      He will start most games tho wont he??

                              • I Member
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Jimenez goal and assist and a Martial brace too much to ask for?

                                1. Greek Freak
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  I predict one return between the two of them, but I'm hoping for more.

                                2. bitm2007
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  fingers crossed, they are the two players I bought in for this GW.

                                3. Lindelol
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  Jimi and Martial penalty miss will be fun

                                  1. Greek Freak
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    I looked at Jimenez's penalty record out of curiosity - scored 24, missed 1. If he misses it will be an extraordinary occurrence.

                                  2. HashAttack
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    I don't want my player to have any more penalties - gw23 Vardy, gw26 Son, gw27 Aguero 🙁

                              • Hart-ake
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Next gameweek has a Traore haul all over it after a ton of sales. Ugh, this season.

                                1. bitm2007
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                  doubt there will be a ton of sales, with GW28 blankers to get rid of.

                              • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                Anyone want to join me in getting @Niho992 banned from the site? Literally just a massive troll, makes arguments all the flipping time

                                1. Jullepuu
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    Sounds good to me. Don't like the negativity he brings to this site

                                  • DAZZ
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                    I’ve seen worse trolls than him on this site.

                                    1. Jullepuu
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        This is true

                                      • Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 13 days ago

                                        Chucky ? , woy is back ?

                                        1. DAZZ
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                          Slouch

                                          1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                            Don't agree there. Slouch is a top guy . He just gets fed up of the idiots

                                            1. DAZZ
                                              • 5 Years
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              Haha i know he’s sound. Just like pulling his leg, he’s a good guy

                                              1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                😆

                                              2. Gnu Scott talent
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                He's the troll hunter, he should be paid for his work.

                                                1. Nightcrawler
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    If anything he attracts more trolls.

                                        2. Nightcrawler
                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                            Agreed

                                        3. StayoutheSpiceZone
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                          All these kind of fools need to go

                                        4. Gnu Scott talent
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                          He's on my list, but it's a long list.

                                          1. Amey
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                            You just made the list !!
                                            (Chris Jericho) 😀

                                            1. Gnu Scott talent
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              Huh?

                                              1. Amey
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Sighhhh
                                                It's a joke related to WWE. Anyone following wee will get that.
                                                It was a gimmick for a wrestler Jericho, used to write names of others on his list

                                                1. Gnu Scott talent
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  Ah ok, just not my bag I'm afraid. 🙂

                                          2. Niho992
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                            You re on everyone list here

                                            1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              Wrong. Not mine he aint.

                                        5. Niho992
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                          Obsessed.

                                          1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                            First time I’ve posted about you, hardly obsessed

                                            1. Gnu Scott talent
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              Wouldn't take any notice, it's one of his favourite words.

                                            2. Niho992
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              It s your second time already...

                                              1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                And when was my first time?

                                        6. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 13 days ago

                                          How will that work exactly?

                                          1. Niho992
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                            Poll instead C for GW 28

                                          2. RealVirg
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              It's like when in the playground, all kids gang up on the curly ginger

                                              1. RoysCallerAnne
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Curly gingers deserve it, in all fairness.

                                                1. Gnu Scott talent
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  The non-curly ones too.

                                          3. Percy07
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                            I don't know the history. But if he has different views from the community as general, it doesn't deserve him a ban imo.
                                            Also when it comes to Traore dude is not totally wrong. Traore has been the biggest troll of f the season, has been in my team since the start but has always been on bench when scored and always been on starting 11 when blanked. Did more harm to my team than good so far this season.

                                            1. Niho992
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              Thank you !!!

                                              I said before. Dont like players like Traore. Not particularly him. He is so selfish.

                                            2. Am sorry to say again it�…
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              Hes not the biggest troll you just brought him in at the wrong time. Why would you have him since the start lol

                                          4. Vasqujg
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                            I wish I would get banned so I can quit the bad habit of FPL, but I would want my subscribers fee returned.

                                          5. Syd.
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 13 days ago

                                            I don't believe in banning people

                                            We should be able to post what we want within reason.

                                            Mods on here can be complete tools as times

                                          6. Nightcrawler
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              I dont agree with him but thats no reason for anyone to be banned. Sounds close minded

                                              1. DAZZ
                                                • 5 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                You can’t joke on here without people hunting for a ban, any form of banter simply is not tolerated, any ‘LOL’ comments instantly deleted and banned, a few lost there heads the other week when i posted the Man City womens game had been postponed, good banter that

                                                1. Nightcrawler
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    Yes i remember that. Made me chuckle and was post deadline so was harmless anyway

                                                    A few wanted me banned when i first joined this site for simply posting pro utd stuff

                                                    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      1 month, 13 days ago

                                                      I would want you banned for that too 😆

                                              2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                I don't even know who this guy is. He can't be THAT bad?

                                                1. Niho992
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  They dont like me cause they think Traore is Messi level.

                                              3. Mambino
                                                • 6 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                unless he puts prejudiced comments on then I think freedom of expression is important. If he just puts stupid or antagonistic comments he can be ignored but shouldn't be banned.

                                              4. Big Bambora
                                                • 4 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                His only real problem is that he's very simple and there isn't much that can be done about that.

                                                1. Niho992
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  Said by guy who has 10 accounts here and like own posts..

                                                  1. Big Bambora
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    As I said above "VERY simple".

                                                  2. Gnu Scott talent
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                                    Name one, just one duplicate count that Slouch has.

                                            • pingissimus
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 13 days ago

                                              I still feel certain Kiko will reward my patience - have they got a good fixture next week?

                                              1. Traction Engine Foot
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Liverpool...

                                              2. RealVirg
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  Def due an OG

                                              3. Flynny
                                                • 5 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Very frustrating as a traore owner.

                                                Relying on him for the blanks.

                                                Guess we just need to keep and hope for the best??

                                                1. Miguel Sanchez
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  Should start against Spurs given his performance against them last time

                                                2. Art Vandelay
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  Me too, and Rico, Hayden and Redmond who I brought in last week. FML 😆

                                                3. Leander De Doncker
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  Hope he haul or just stay on bench. Stephens will come for him

                                              4. ChelseaBlues223
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                As I benched Traore and have Jimenez in attack. This feels really great.

                                              5. StayoutheSpiceZone
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Traore and grealish out for

                                                Harvey Barnes and Mason Mount

                                                For free?

                                                1. Niho992
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  Traore out even for -16

                                                  1. ChelseaBlues223
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    You seriously have a complex on Traore. Are you jealous he is big and strong, like you'll never be?

                                                2. Gudjohnsen
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  Sounds good

                                                  1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    Thanks man

                                              6. Here Comes The Son ★
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Smells like a Dendonkey kinda day

                                                1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  Yum

                                              7. Lindelol
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                1. Jimmy, Martial blank
                                                2. Wolves and Pool concede|
                                                Is it too much to ask?

                                                1. Iceball
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  Yes, since i have Jimenez Martial Traore Boly and TAA

                                                  1. Lindelol
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    If you have only TAA like me you shouldn't hope for Pool CS

                                              8. Don Kloppeone
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Lost amongst the frustrated Traoré owners!

                                                Which move for GW28 ?

                                                A) Grealish > Barnes or Traoré
                                                B) Holgate > Boly
                                                C) Cantwell > Barnes or Traoré

                                                1FT 1.5itb
                                                McCarthy
                                                TAA, VVD, Williams, Holgate*
                                                Salah (C), Martial, Cantwell*
                                                Vardy, Jimi, Ings
                                                (McGovern) (KDB, Grealish*, Stevens)

                                                Actually leaning towards C (to Barnes) as it allows me to keep Grealish for after the blank but would prob mean some bench frustrations some weeks

                                                Cheers

                                                1. Amey
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  C
                                                  Barnes

                                                  1. Don Kloppeone
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    Looks tasty right?

                                                    If Martial continues to disappoint I’ll drop him to raise more cash later

                                                  2. Flynny
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 13 days ago

                                                    Barnes was benched yesterday. Is he nailed?

                                              9. Vasqujg
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                I predict a MU clean sheet today -because I own B Williams and he is benched.

                                                They only play this kid in impossible games and bench him for cupcakes.

                                                I hate this stupid game

                                                1. Amey
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  He was due a benching.
                                                  Was awful in Europe game. Shaw on other hand was good for a change. They'll rotate for that LB spot.

                                              10. el polako
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Hope Digne stays quiet today.

                                                1. HashAttack
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 13 days ago

                                                  hoping Traore makes a cameo appearance at the end - otherwise rival gets Digne coming in

                                              11. Flynny
                                                • 5 Years
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Who is the better option out of harvey barnes and maddison??

                                                Was going to bring in barnes - but he was benched yesterday.

                                                Best to go for maddison? Thanks

                                              12. Samwise
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 13 days ago

                                                Can't believe I still have Callum Robinson in my squad... Just can't seem to get him out ATM... Currently ranked 4200