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    1. The Watchlist Updated - Defence 21 hours, 6 mins ago

      Currently on a backline of Bailly, Davies, Morgan, Lowton, Fernandez.One of these is injured and 2 appear to have been dropped, so I may struggle to get a full 11 out this weekend! The biggest problem is Bailly, 6m of budget doing absolutely sod all. What a catastophic decision it was to get him instead of Smalling on wildcard.I think for this weekend I will cross fingers and see what happens, but for DGW37, Bailly may become another premium who actually plays matches, such as Smalling, or possibly even Kompany, Walker or Mendy, which would be another way to tap into the city fixtures. Any advice on which premium to get? » Read

    2. Scout Notes - Liverpool Close in on Euro Final 1 day, 15 hours ago

      Messi is still brilliant, I never said he was on the scrapheap. But like Ronaldo, he's the wrong side of 30 now and they're both starting to slow down. Whereas Salah is only 25, with scope to improve over the next 3-4 years. His goals and assists ratio this season eclipses both Ronaldo and Messi, so yes, I do think the torch is in the process of being passed.The original question Jonty asked was posed as whether Salah was a captaincy option this week. The other contender for the armband appears to be Kane. Looking at their recent form, its not even a contest worth debating.If Messi was at home to Stoke you'd captain him wouldn't you? πŸ˜‰ » Read

    3. Scout Notes - Liverpool Close in on Euro Final 1 day, 19 hours ago

      yeah a minus 8 isn't great, especially as salah doesn't have a double. Also depends who the defender coming in would be of course » Read

    4. Scout Notes - Liverpool Close in on Euro Final 1 day, 20 hours ago

      He can when he is fully fit, but it doesn't look like he is at the moment. I'd want to see evidence of him back to somewhere approaching his best before I would feel comfortable captaining him over Salah. » Read

    5. Scout Notes - Liverpool Close in on Euro Final 1 day, 20 hours ago

      If the team sheet has Salah, Firmino and Mane all starting, then yes, for a hit. Who would you be losing for him? » Read

    6. Scout Notes - Liverpool Close in on Euro Final 1 day, 20 hours ago

      Prizing wantaway defender Alderweireld from Spurs would be the ideal solution in my opinion. He wouldn't be cheap, but is proven in the PL. Can't see many teams scoring against a centre back pairing of him and VVD! » Read

    7. Scout Notes - Liverpool Close in on Euro Final 1 day, 20 hours ago

      Ah ok. I guess the nature of the internet is once these things come out its difficult to put a lid on it! If BF and AE post the same team then I think we can say with confidence that is what it will be. » Read

    8. Scout Notes - Liverpool Close in on Euro Final 1 day, 20 hours ago

      He was but the mods took it down before most people could see it. So short of hitting f5 every few seconds on friday afternoon there's not much we can do! » Read

    9. Scout Notes - Liverpool Close in on Euro Final 1 day, 20 hours ago

      I simply can't see Salah being rested, but as you say we will hopefully have Anfield Express to bail us out anyway. If he starts he absolutely has to be captain, last night the torch of the best player in the world was well and truly passed from Messi to Salah.Az must be shitting himself not owning him! Kane is a pale shadow of himself too at the moment. Half injured, out of form, and playing for a team which hasn't won in its last 3 games. Members of the squad are preparing themselves for a depature and even Pochettino was insinuating he had taken them as far as he could after the game on Saturday. Hardly adds up to captaincy material does it? » Read

    10. The Big Numbers - Gameweek 35 1 day, 21 hours ago

      I don't think theres much between Roma and Chelsea in terms of ability. However there is no way Conte would have set up so naively, and if he had, no way he wouldn't have changed it earlier either. » Read

    11. The Big Numbers - Gameweek 35 1 day, 23 hours ago

      I don't really agree or disagree, I enjoyed the game when it didn't have chips and I enjoy it now with them.One thing I will say though is that all the people advocating having to use a chip in the first part of the season because there are no blanks or doubles: Liverpool will have a blank in December next year if they win the champions league due to participation in the club world cup. » Read

    12. The Big Numbers - Gameweek 35 1 day, 23 hours ago

      Jesus Christ, man city with a combined DS of 1750 in gw37?! That does imply a triple up is essential.....if any of the players play twice..... » Read

    13. Line-up Lessons - Gameweek 35 - Part Two 2 days, 18 hours ago

      I don't think thats what he meant by dead teams... » Read

    14. Dugout Discussion - Everton vs Newcastle 2 days, 19 hours ago

      Smooth: Free Hit of 84 points. Captain Sterling over Salah/Jesus was stat based thinking which came off. Absolutely nailing my Arsenal picks: Lacazette, Monreal, and in particular uber differential Ramsey was glorious! Ended on a gameweek rank of 1000 which I think is my best ever, and a jump from 150k OR to 66k πŸ™‚Rough: I know this sounds churlish when Ive just scored 84, but Jesus missing a penalty which would have been a Sterling assist aswell was a swing of roughly 9-13 points away from me. Zaha being booked for diving when he should have won a penalty. I also had a bench worth 21 points.....my bench last week on bench boost contributed 10 points.... » Read

    15. Scout Notes - Walcott Decides Low Key Clash 2 days, 21 hours ago

      Great wasn't it? I loved how magnificently unrepentent Keown was about the van Nistelrooy incident - superb stuff » Read

    16. Scout Notes - Walcott Decides Low Key Clash 2 days, 21 hours ago

      Is having triple City essential for the run in? If so, which 3? » Read

    17. Captain Poll - Gameweek 36 3 days, 11 hours ago

      I agree with you it seems quite punishing! I only realised it this week too, its been especially painful in a blank week as I missed out on 2 of my 4 waiver picks and so therefore only got 8 players out (6 as ozil and janmaat randomly didn't play). Consequently the guys in second and third have made significant gains. I think it should be the way you thought it was in your post. » Read

    18. Dugout Discussion - Everton vs Newcastle 3 days, 11 hours ago

      Agreed on the form tables. So much so that I recreate them myself now for each gameweek πŸ™‚ » Read

    19. Scout Notes - City Attack Delivers 3 days, 19 hours ago

      also, my non free hit team would have scored NINE points this week.... » Read

    20. Scout Notes - City Attack Delivers 3 days, 19 hours ago

      I'm happy with how I've deployed the chip this season.GW31, no free hit, 94 scored.GW35, free hit deployed, 84 all out. » Read