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Pretty sure there's no prizes, but yeah, I guess the winner gets a mention somewhere. Me? not a fan of any PL club. I'm in a private league, but did join Anthony's "World" League ... I don't take it massively seriously (hence having Suarez on the bench!) ... good fun building a XV man squad though. Currently wondering if my hasty Samuel Eto'o buy is complete madness given his age, playing in Russia for 2 years, bad attitude & massive rotation risk! Might simply swap him for Wilfried Bony or Ricky van Wolfswinkel ... or Darren Bent.
RvW looks a class act once he toughens up a bit and gets used to the PL pace. I remember Jan Vertonghen had a similar problem early last season. The Dutch league doesn't always prepare these more 'cultured' guys for the sheer change in pace & physicality of the EPL, takes a few games.
Darren, You pick your position, then pick the player you want from the list. Click on the + on the left of the player and it automatically adds them to your team. Hope this helps
We might never see Ken Barlow or Kevin or Tommy on TV again. Anyway, it's all kicking off now---the X Factor's back and Strictly's eased it's way back in so I'll keep you up to date.
See, football's off my radar at the minute until things start getting interesting. Maybe you guys can ship a few loan players up here first class post. Tell your manager to contact me because there's a gold nugget up here, 17 years old.
H---Fizz is from Hartlepool by the way, and also the gorgeous brunette with the big dark eyes off Emmerdale.
Iv'e been away on a 'sabbatical' the last weeks, and have just returned to the 'Well Hung Gun'. where its as dead as a grave yard, just like here. All the usual suspects missing. Is it true that Rikki is missing, trekking through the Indian sub continent? I read a tracker, looking for the missing group, came across a pair of soiled briefs(along with a fair sized dump, that he said a Bull Elephant would find hard to pass), with the initials RA on them, and concluded it could only be one of the missing, Mr. R. Altree. Can anyone confirm this please?. BTW where's the bl..dy football gone?? Thank God OINK OINK's! still around, otherwise I'd think somewhat dropped a bomb on the place. Especially after that Ozil signing!!. Must have #$%$ some off, in Spades.
Decided on Darren Bent in the end, mainly because he's an established PL goalscorer, the others (Eto'o - RvW - Bony) simply aren't at his level of preparedness, it will take them a while to settle to the pace/strength etc.
Bent should be a guaranteed starter for Fulham, he should get goals on a regular basis (got 1 already) ... price is silly @ 4.71m. The type of striker you probably need if you're going for RVP, Suarez, Baines & Zabaleta as well as having a good bench.
Simply no point having Mesut Özil in yet if you think he's not ready to start @Sunderland. So I'm going with Rosicky @5.48m. Looks nailed-on to play in-the-hole, maybe for the last PL game in a while, so come on Tom, give us a goal! lol ... Shouldn't be any problem getting Öz back post-deadline.
So, week 4 provisional XI looks something like this atm,
11) van Persie (c)
Subs : 1) P Jones 2) Debuchy 3) Suarez 4) Guzan
Cash : 3.82m
Wasn't it you who laughed off the thought of Arsenal being contenders for the Prem title, just before Mourinho admitted to personally putting a stop to the Ba deal because he saw Arsenal as contenders for the Prem title?
Bent is more established i agree but a bit ring rusty and will not take pens corners or fee kicks also i would consider not having two attacking mids from Spurs going at Bassong for negative points and i can only see two pen takers out of your eleven starters try to have at least three how many points are you on Lucas?
Thanks pal. This is a different answer to an earlier one I think. Just to be clear if one of my 3 forwards doesn't play and my first sub is a midfielder then he comes in and I then have 5 midfielders playing and 2 forwards. Is this definitely the case?
I've got to admit, it's a worry how often Danny boy is injured. We really need him fit to play at least 25 straight games. I don't think that's going to happen however. This time we shouldn't rush him back even if we need him.
- Reply to kiki Sep 7, 2013 10:53
it seems more and more that yahoo sports has oddities and errors like this, and its hiding the premier lg fantasy page too! i have to wade through every sport even nfl to find this tut
Shut it Piglet, or I'll stick you on a spit, and roast that skinny #$%$ of yours. Haven't you a trough on the Manure board to go to??
Thanks for the feedback Digger Hoadley, an excellent post. Of course you are partly right about Bassong. I do expect Spurs to score, but I consider Bassong to be one of the most productive point scorers for his 10m buy value, and as a bonus, he can score goals. In short I like him. If Phil Jones is okay for Palace, I might add him & go 4-4-2, maybe drop Navas, but Sébastien stays, class act (hope he doesn't get s/o!)
Bent isn't rusty compared to many of the newbies, he's a cracking buy ... scored last game of the season @Wigan, and on his debut v Gunners ... he's 'a goal every other game type' on his day, simply too high a salary for Villa with Benteke there.
Penalty takers? Good point, but getting XV in of all round "quality" inc. RVP, Suarez, Baines & Zabaleta does mean certain sacrifices. I'm building for the season, not wk 4, and what with the DGW 1 and the transfer window it's taking shape, slowly. 273.
Yes Tony, that's correct. It may take a while for Yahoo! to make the substitution, but they will. So don't be upset if it hasn't happened quickly, wait for the proper end of game week update, then you'll see it.
As I say, if you go 3-4-3 and all 3 defenders play, you cannot use your 2nd sub defender because there is no 5 defender formation. That's the only slight problem.
Now what happens if 2 players don't play, and you have only 1 sub who plays? I think your sub replaces the most expensive of the 2, but I'm not 100% certain.
Of course it doesn't matter point-wise which sub is actually replacing which non-starter if there are more non-starters than available playing subs.