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Scoutcast: Lukaku and the FPL ‘form versus fixture’ debate

Joe is joined by Andy and Seb to help Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers prepare for Gameweek 9.

After mastering the art of nappy changing, Seb and Andy return to the Scoutcast from paternity leave to attempt to get the better of Gameweek 9.

But the next set of fixtures presents several problems to add to their sleepless nights.

Chief among the challenges is the worrying form of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m), who is enduring a goal drought in the league ahead of a fine run of fixtures starting with relegation-bound Norwich.

The poor form of another captaincy candidate this season, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m), is another concern.

Meanwhile, there are several form premium picks vying for the armband.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) and his sensational form is certainly catching Joe’s eye for the captaincy in Gameweek 9, while Andy and Seb are adamant that fixtures will give birth to fine form regarding Chelsea’s wayward striker.

During a heated debate, the Scoutcast crew put across their arguments regarding form versus fixture.

Elsewhere, there are cheap midfielders to consider as changing fixture runs and form see a number of FPL managers look to shake up this central area of their team.

Before ducking out early to resume baby duties, Seb runs through the latest over and underachievers.

Joe battles with a new pair of glasses as well as a troublesome microphone lead.

There’s a particularly interesting rough with the smooth round-up of the community’s Gameweek 8 tales of woe and joy as well as several viewer and listener questions to consider.

The Scoutcast’s community team, which they are managing on behalf of a top manager who is taking a break this season, is looked at.

In a packed show, there are also fixtures to frisk, differentials to consider and the crew finish off with a final look at their Gameweek 9 transfer and captaincy plans.

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  1. Steevo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Thoughts?
    A) Ronaldo -> Vardy (FT)
    B) Ronaldo -> Kane (FT)
    C) Ronaldo, Semedo -> Vardy, Chilwell (-4)
    D) Sarr -> Mbeumo (FT)
    E) Sarr, Semedo -> Mbeumo, James (-4)
    F) Ronaldo, Scarlett -> Vardy, Toney (-4)

    C probably makes sense.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I think F for me.

      1. Boly Would
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        F for me too

    2. dansully3
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B is my move

      1. dansully3
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Chilwell won't start this week

        1. Pariße
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I think he will as long as he keeps scoring.

          1. hustler7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Depends if Alonso or Chillwell start tonight

  2. dansully3
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Kane in for Ronaldo, he does love to score v the hammers and if he gets back to any but if consistency, he's surely no1 fantasy striker.

    1. dansully3
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bit of *

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      You used 'if'.

      1. dansully3
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I did, and....

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Nevermind

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I currently own Kane, with the plan to sell him for Lukaku earlier in the week but looking at his next 2 fixtures they aren’t even that bad considering West Ham and United both like to concede a few and then after that it’s green fixtures

      1. dansully3
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Exactly, Kane can score against anyone really. Spurs are bang average though and that's my worry.

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Very true, but on the flip side Lukaku hasn’t been great himself recently either! Plus, Son being back and him finally getting off the mark are both hopefully good signs.

    4. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Buy Kanr when his form looks to rise. Ronaldo can't wait to score against the old rivals.

      1. dansully3
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ronaldo has the team destroyed and that was the gamble. Bruno needs his soother put back in!

      2. NIKO.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Kane got an assist and scored in his last game, Ronaldo has done nothing for 3 games. There’s only one person looking for there form to rise.

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          True but Kane was against the worst defence in the division. Not that WH or MU are excellent in that regard but not like it was hard for even Spurs to play through Newcastle

        2. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Ronaldo is Ronaldo.

          Kane needs to play closer to goal to be a better FPL asset. 1 game isn't form.

          1. dansully3
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Ronaldo used to be Ronaldo!!

  3. smix
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Benrahma to :
    A.Mbeumo
    B. Townsend
    C. Hold ?

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Prob A

    2. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A

  4. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who to bench out of these this week:

    A. Raph
    B. Mbeumo
    C. Foden

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Pep is that you?

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Wow that is some decision to make... Can't bench any strikers or def?

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I guess Hwang (Antonio Lukaku others) but like his fixture v Leeds and with Jimi back.

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          B I guess out of those three.

    3. We Go Again
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I feel like if you got Foden for this run then benching him is silly. B for me.

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah agree with the Foden comment. Maybe Pep will make the decision for me.

    4. Lallana
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B for me.

  5. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Anything worth a hit on this team?
    Foster
    White Cancelo Azpi
    Salah Sarr Saka Raph
    Lukaku (c) Antonio Toney

    Sanchez Brownhill Shaw Williams

  6. Lallana
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Which two to bring in?

    1. Foden
    2. Zaha
    3. Mbeumo

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Zaha injured isn't he?

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Unwell as opposed to injured I believe. Not sure the return timeline though

        1. Lallana
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yeah, if he's injured or ill, will probably just get Mbeumo in for Saka.

          Very, very tempted to do:

          Saka>Mbeumo
          Benrahma>Son
          Antonio>Edouard [-4]

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1 and 3

  7. Erez Avni
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What’s the right order here:

    A. Sar (EVE away)
    B. Liv (Bur home)
    C. White (Villa home

    1. Lallana
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B, A, C

  8. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    So getting Foden is encouraged now?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I haven’t seen that no, not this week

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        And I spend an unhealthy amount of time on this board

        1. Pariße
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          hehe

          Just above though.

    2. We Go Again
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nah nothing's really changed on that front. High risk, high reward pick.

    3. Maddamotha
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Everyone player who got points last week will be encouraged

      1. Maddamotha
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Every***

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      He could well be rested. Man City play every 3 or 4 days up to January so they will naturally pick from their huge array of talent in midfield.

      I think Jesus is more nailed in the league and Mahrez preferred to start in the Champions League where his goal return is strong.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I don’t see Foden getting rested much now. He’s showing his potential now, consistently, and I think he’ll continue coming off in games that are won around the 65 minute mark.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          This could be the way he's managed.

          I suspect he won't be starting every game in the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup etc.

          I think KDB and Gundogan are those guys and Rodri of course.

          Foden, Grealish, Silva, Mahrez and Sterling all easily rotate plus the rest.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Just talking PL
            I think Grealish will play most, Silva too. Mahrez play about half and Sterling just a few. While Foden gets almost every game.

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Well I don’t know. I got him last week, but that was so I could have all 3 of his sweet fixtures.

    6. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not for me. High risk, medium reward.

    7. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yes, provides hours of entertainment when he doesn't play.

  9. Maddamotha
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Which one would you bench?:

    A) Rudiger
    B) Livramento
    C) TAA
    D) Dias

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

    1. Maddamotha
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yeah, if he plays today, one might be worried he will be benched come the weekend.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        You'd have to consider that a likely scenario.

        I reckon he'll rest tonight so it's no sweat. Would be interesting otherwise...

    2. Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I hope he gets benched so that I can easily do Ronaldo > Lukaku

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        This

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      "I feel he is a bit mentally tired. For me, he's overplayed. It's difficult to judge if he needs a break, or is it better to keep him on the pitch?"

      Although that can cut both ways.

  10. Bruce leaves Newcastle...
    G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Steve Bruce leaves Newcastle by mutual consent...

    https://twitter.com/NUFC/status/1450756263554473991?s=20

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Cheers G.

      Hot off the press.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I'm shocked! Shocked, I say!

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          You really aren't 😆

    2. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Take Ole plz

      1. Goro Majima
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Careful, we might end up doing a swap.

      2. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        😆

    3. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nice parting gift giving Spurs 3 points.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Bet he's logged straight onto Amazon with an £8,000,000 cheque to start blowing through

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Now that's what I call a Brucey bonus!

    5. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Conte did talk about an interesting project a while back, hmm.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        You can get 25/1 right now if your quick!

    6. King Carlos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I wonder who'll be their first big name signing? Back in the day when man city started to splash money around they bought robinho. Remember reading richard dunne talking that he couldnt believe they had just bought such a world class player. Lol. Imagine neymar at Newcastle!

      1. The Point About It Is
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        In the short term I think it is going to be tough trying to bring players into Newcastle in the Jan window. Obviously money talks but you need the type of player that is significantly better than they have already. Will the new manager be experienced in getting the best out of they players they will have for the 2nd half of the season? Wouldn't be a shock if they still go down.

        1. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Nah, new manager bounce to start with then just one or two new players in the January window to see them through to the summer. They'll finish in the 11-14 league slots. Then the re-build starts

  11. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Not very good in team value this year but what about this WC team (4-4-2):

    Ramsdale, (Foster)
    Cancelo, Rüdiger, Azpilicueta, Pinnock, (Livramento)
    Salah, Son, Greenwood, Raphinha, (Brownhill)
    Vardy, Antonio, (Archer)

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Wouldn't have Greenwood or Antonio on WC

      Jiminez? Ings? Mbuemo? Foden?

      1. Pariße
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Antonio is hard to lose, he still ranks in the top 3 for shots per game over the top 5 leagues.

        Greenwood, I'm not convinced about him either. But I do wanna have as many players from top clubs as possible, and he's safer than the City mids.

    2. Pedersen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      That is low TV. Green to Mbeuma and Archer to Toney doable?

      1. Pariße
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        ah I’m doing that exactly. The team I listed did not use the whole funds.

  12. Mooster©️
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Champions league fantasy:
    Would you play
    A Rashford
    or
    B Alex Sandro

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      are you allowed to select after lineups are out?

      Rashford probably wont start yet, so B

      1. Mooster©️
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        You can make subs between different matchdays in a single gameweek

        1. Mooster©️
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          You can select after lineups in the first match of the day, Barcelona. But not after the match starts. So i won’t know manu lineup before selecting

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

    Was all set to captain Lukaku, however those comments by Tuchel have put me right off.

    Anyone captaining him?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I will if he is benched vs Malmo.

      1. Boly Would
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Same. You'd think that if he's tired and overplayed now, surely he needs the rest now, not after one more game?

        He either views Saturday as a potential confidence booster, or rest opportunity, so tonight should be the clue.

  14. HD7
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    1Ft

    Wondering whether to:
    A) Marcal to Cancelo
    B) Marcal to Chilwell
    C) Save

    Obviously Rudiger update will impact the decision.

    Ramsdale
    Trent Rudiger Dias Livra
    Salah Raph Gray Saka
    Lukaku Vardy

    Steele Marcal Sissoko Scarlett

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A but Rudiger likely to return to the team.

  15. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Time to get Wilson and ASM

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Wilson on pens?

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I had some eye fillet steak for dinner.

  16. ElliotJHP
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Thinking of this for next two, does mean keeping Jota for a while yet.

    GW9: Ronaldo/Armstrong -> Vardy/Toney -4
    GW10: Coady -> Dias

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Makes sense

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Looks good.

  17. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Fabrizio:

    "Tuchel to BILD: “We have talked about Haaland a couple of times here at Chelsea. It looked unrealistic. Of course we talk about regularly about him”. #CFC

    “Sign Haaland with Lukaku? I’ve no problem to talk about that. Let us see what will happen next weeks”.

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nah haaland will go to madrid/bayern

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Man City

      2. Mooster©️
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Agree, he will go to madrid/bayern, manu or city, or chelsea

  18. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Play
    A) Robbo (MUN a)
    B) Livra (BUR h)

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      B

    2. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      easy Robbo

    3. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Cheers. Like these comments, I'm divided. Anyone else?

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Robbo. United look clueless. Livra will probably come on for someone else.

    5. Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A

    6. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      B

    7. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Cheers all

  19. boc610
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    take the money and run for your life Steve! time to retire and get off the merry go round. buy a villa next to Big Sam , you can play bowls with all the ex pat leavers and eat the fine local cuisine aka chicken tikka massalla .but dont come back. for your own sake and ours please call it quits. I beg you.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Look up his Wikipedia notes, I think almost every managerial change he's banked big on the pay off.

      Even disputed his image rights when manager at Birmingham City iirc.

      I expect he could take up a line in contractual law disputes for football agents etc and rock up in media punditry too.

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        To be fair how many managers in the PL don't get big payoffs when they're brought into a team to avoid relegation and end up getting sacked? I can understand fans' frustrations with his playing style (or lack thereof), but the man was hounded out of the club before he even began.

    2. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I agree. He always looks like a heart attack waiting to happen. Enjoy retirement.

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

      Next club to bag his 1,001th game though...

  20. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Order of priority to play this week?

    A) Trent (mun)
    B) James (NOR)
    C) Tierney (AVL)
    D) Livramento (BUR)
    E) Smith Rowe (AVL)
    F) Odegaard (AVL)

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      BDACEF

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      BACDEF

  21. hogree
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Benrahma and Antonio --> Son and Toney (-4)?

    Worth it this week?

  22. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    'People called me a tactically inept cabbage-head'
    “I really have to thank all the people who have worked alongside me, because I can be demanding and I can be hard work - especially when I was younger," Bruce admits. "When we get beat, I get very low, but when you are managing in the Premier League with Birmingham, Wigan, Hull, Sunderland you do get better at dealing with it. You have to.

    “By the time I got to Newcastle, I thought I could handle everything thrown at me but it has been very, very tough. To never really be wanted, to feel that people wanted me to fail, to read people constantly saying I would fail, that I was useless, a fat waste of space, a stupid, tactically inept cabbage-head or whatever. And it was from day one.

    “When we were doing ok results wise, it was ‘yeah but the style of football is rubbish’ or I was just ‘lucky.’ It was ridiculous and persistent, even when the results were good.

    “The best one was to be told we were a relegation team in all but points…this was all in the first season. We finished 13th. It [the criticism and abuse] got even worse in the second year. We finished 12th, 17 points clear of the bottom three.

    “I tried to enjoy it and, you know, I did. I’ve always enjoyed the fight, proving people wrong, but that’s all it ever seemed to be. A fight, a battle. It does take its toll because even when you win a game, you don’t feel like you are winning over the supporters."

    'My only job was to keep the club up'
    “I wanted so badly to make it work," Bruce added. "I was so proud to be manager of Newcastle United, even in the dark times, I was determined to keep going and to keep this club in the Premier League.

    “The takeover rumours were rumbling on in the background but they would not have bought the club if it had been relegated. Everyone knew that.

    “The only task I was given was to keep the club up. There wasn’t the money to overhaul the squad. Covid drained the club of money, there was virtually nothing to spend this summer, but I wouldn’t walk away from it.

    “People told me to quit and if it hadn’t been Newcastle… I refused to give up. I just felt who could come in who was going to be better equipped to keep them up again than me?

    "I’m really happy for the fans, the city, everyone associated with this great club.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      It's disgusting really. They loved Benitez and were gutted when he left, but he did no better than Bruce. The guy has never had money to spend and has done well at some pretty poor clubs.

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

        I never loved Benitez. I thought he lived up to his talent of working with limited funds. Not somebody I'd have signed long term with a decent budget, but it wasn't to be anyway.

      2. boc610
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Aside from the Madridistas I doubt there is a more entitled bunch of fans in world football than the 'toon army'

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Entitled to what exactly? Smacks of not knowing what you're even on about

          1. boc610
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            rubbish, its the same from them every season from a core group ,yes they wanted ashley out, ok vote with your feet and stay away from the games like the rangers fans did? no. they still go and filled his coffers. they talk about attacking football. well newcastle played that this season -there XG shows that- but had no defence to suporrt it. if bruce had played defensively he wouldnt have heard the end of it. Bruce and Rafa were paractically like for like results wise but you'd never have thought that from listening to their supporters groups.

            1. mynameisq
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Like I said, if you're comparing just on results then you don't have context

      3. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Disgusting or not, there's no comparison between Bruce and benitez, in terms of spend and squad. Results being similar is kinda the point really, one cemented a promoted team as lower midtable with little spend, the other did the same and flirted with relegation with more money and a more established side

        1. boc610
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          ok but if your going the perspective route one of these mangers didn't play during a pandemic or have his squad ravaged by covid

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Every manager in the league has to deal with that, not specifically Bruce

            1. boc610
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              that's patently not true, show me a squad hit like his was, especially with long covid? also wilson has missed more games than he played, that's not bruce's fault. And Rafa had a net spend of 100m in 18 months, how is that 'little spend'??

              1. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I didn't say a squad was hit like his, I said everybody had to deal with it

                Not sure what Wilson injury has to do with anything every manager had to deal with injuries too

                Ummm source on the spend? And not sure why you'd take a moment in time anyway we all know he was operating while the club was in positives net spend wise

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Id say he’s more of a squashed beetroot but they’re entitled to their opinion.

    3. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A sad read. Yet people will still just say "oooh big payoff he'll be happy now"

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Damn straight.

  23. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Shaking my squad up, took a hit for this,

    Sa
    Alonso, Cancelo, Rudiger
    Salah, Greenwood, Saka, Gray
    C Lukaku, Vardy, Toney,

    4.0, Livramento, Tierney, Sissoko

    Next week Sa is gone & the Chilwell/Alonso debate should be clearer.

  24. Malinwa
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Hi Legends, need some advice here:

    WC gtg ?

    Sanchez
    Cancelo - Christensen - TAA
    Salah - Son - Mbeumo - Raph
    Toney - Vardy - Antonio

    Steele - White - Livramento - Brownhill

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yeah all good. I’d have Livra as first sun though.

      1. Malinwa
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Replace by?

  25. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Is anyone getting in Broja? Southampton are struggling to score but with good fixtures from GW9 to 12 @ 5m, you have nothing to lose.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      No

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Bit early, Adams is back training and Armstrong will come back in at some point, and then you still have the likes of Walcott and Tella that can play there. If he gets another start or two in a row then maybe it'll be time to consider but give it time

    3. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Who is broja

  26. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    If a proactive manager replaces Bruce at Newcastle, their attacking assets(especially Wilson, ASM and Willock) will be on my watchlist right from the go.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yeah, ones to monitor.

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Hopefully a mysterious coach take them so that we dont have a clue

    3. boc610
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      yeah but here's the thing, bruce was proactive, he played attacking football, the fans got what they wanted in that regard (even though they will claim otherwise) their XG at this minute is higher than Arsenals and one of the highest in the bottom half. they need to shore up the back which could effect the attack and therefore the assets you mentioned

    4. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      They need a better and more stable midfield to make any use of that, as well as a defensive line that can defend. They'll spend crazy amounts in January of course but I still think they're going to struggle

    5. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      They need to change their entire midfield. Almiron longstaff hayden Won't do anything

  27. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Does Ronaldo (LIV) -> Vardy (bre), for a hit make sense?

    Sanchez ¦ Steele
    Rudiger Digne Azpilicueta
    Salah Raphinha Gray Gallagher Mbeumo
    Ronaldo Lukaku
    ¦ White Dier Dennis

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Brentford Isn't that leaky. Not sure about hit

  28. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I am willing to take a -8 to ship DCL and Doucoure.

    Salah, Gray, Son, Hojbjerg, Antonio and Vardy makes up the rest of my midfield and forward line.

    With 13.6m to spend, who would yous suggest to replace Doucoure and DCL?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Maybe you should wait until Friday from now on before making transfers.

      Taking huge hits for the likes of DCL last week before injury news is a big mistake.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yes, will wait but no point keeping them if the will not be back soon.

        The -12 I took for GW8 resluted in green arrows, 73(-12) so as long as you pick players capable of paying the hits back then you are ok.

    2. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Mbuemo and Jiminez

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Not a big fan of Jimenez as he is still getting back on his feet after that life threatining injury.

        Was think Villa forwards, Ings or Watkins? Perhaps double up on Leicester attack with Nacho.

  29. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    How am I looking? Dropped a good few last couple weeks (80k atm), but finally ready to hold a FT.

    GTG?

    Sa
    Robbo Dias Rudiger
    Salah Raph Sarr Gray
    Lukaku Antonio Werner
    (Matthews Livramento Marcal Mendy)

    0.6m itb, 1ft

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Like a fat cabbage.

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Haha, I have no idea what that means, but I like it!