Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Week 17 - Stoke v Fulham


The penultimate game of Week 17 continued to reward managers who gambled on triple gamers, as Stoke hung on to record a much needed 3-2 victory over Fulham at a snowy Britannia.

Stoke took a 3-0 lead with goals from Faye (woohoo!), Tuncay, Sidibe & looked in control, but Fulham fought back in the 2nd half with goals from the ever reliable Duff & Demsey. It wasn't enough though & Fulham's great run comes to an end.

There were useful points from all of these guys, as well as Etherington & my 2 players brought me 29.5 points to take me up to 196.5 points for the week with Vermaelen, Steinsson, Taylor, Arshavin , Klanic & Eduardo still to go tonight. Fingers crossed the Arsenal v Bolton game goes ahead - reports seem positive.

On the barndoor I grabbed Dempsey, I already had Duff & I brought in Sidibe just for a laugh, but he'll go for Sturridge or Eduardo. I'm not sure if I want both Fulham midfielders, but I expect Pompey are going to be down in the dumps after they weren't paid their wages for the 3rd time this season.

I'm going to wait until tomorrow to write my Week 18 Player Picks as I need to wait until after tonight's game & also to get a clearer view on the weather situation as I am certain we'll lose some Premier League games this weekend. I live about 30 miles outside Central London & we're snowed in with 14 inches of snow - it's only meant to get colder in the next 48 hours...not good.

Did last night bring you decent points? Is your team nearly set? Do you think having both Duff & Dempsey a good idea?

Cheers,
AM

24 comments:

Ian Sanderson said...

I'm sitting on 239.5pts with Verm, Gallas, Arsh and Nasri. Dempsey and Tuncay doing well for me last night.
Still have Tuncay for 1.00 but concerned about his injury. If I keep the faith I can get Drogba on his return.

Bojan said...

42 points from Tuncay,Etherinton and Faye got me on this numbers:

* Latest points: 194.50
* Total points: 1,940.50
* Overall rank: 305 +145

I still have ASShavin, Matt Taylor and EDS for tonight but i hope that gane will be postponed(cause i will go down if game goes on,unless that Taylot kill Arsenal CS with free kick goal after braces from EDS and ASShavin...

Yesterday was perfect till Tuncay injurie, great until Zamora injurie and not so great after goals from Duff and Demps...But it was ok...

I've BD Sidibe just in case, and still far, far from team for week 18... No one has safe place... Hangeland and Zamora are injured, while Konch got knock... With Paintsil also out Fulham defence now is chaep and not so solid...

Who will take kicks for Sundeland now that BFAR is out for a month??? K Rich,Bent or someone else???

L'Orange Noir said...

I'm on 221 points this week with Diaby, Verm, Walcott and Cohen still to play.
Etherington and Duff were my big scorers for yesterday's game.

Line-up for next week is;
Given
Verm, Hetinga, Bale
Etherington, Duff, Mpet, Cana
Diamanti, Rooney, Sturridge

greginho said...

AM,
i think this week is a fine week to have both dempsey and duff. dempsey will be pushed forward and will be fresh. i am not one to say you should not put too many eggs in one basket because there are many times i opt for only one mid and they get 8 points and the other i wanted gets the 20 point game. this week, without cesc makes clint and damien great pickups.

Bojan said...

i had dempsey and duff together for one week and ended with 44 points... they played at home against Sunderland and finished with 4 and 4,5 points... if you had them under 10M you can have both of them but not i woulnt go that way... when i had them i was scared that i will miss big points from one of them so i had both...

Bojan said...

i have duff at 12,49 for this week

Art Vandelay said...

Bobby Zamora looks to be out for a little while, Andy Johnson for 7.52 anyone? Looks like a great pick at home to Pompey.

Bojan said...

that is for sure one good option more...

Anakin Fung said...

izit confirmed that tuncay is injured? no injury post indicates in our left tab (Physioroom)

Anonymous said...

Is Andy Johnson starting? Anyone still holding on to RSC?

Dave said...

@ Bojan re: Sunderland free kicks. Last week when Reid did not play, Jordan Henderson took some corners and free kicks, but not all. And I think Richardson takes some too, when he plays.

Anonymous said...

Gomes
Vermaelen Upson Bale
Bilyaletdinov Duff Arshavin Modric Petrov
Tevez Sturridge

This is my current team. Arshavin has been crap for me, he might go. Upson too as West Ham rarely keeps CS. Is Anelka fit? I might swop Arshavin to him as I have some funds left. If I do that, Sturridge may go for Andy Johnson

Anonymous said...

Good point returns from Duff, Etherington and Faye brings me to 207 with Arshavin, Vermaelen and Klasnic left

Anonymous said...

FREAKING POSTPONE! MY MATTHEW TAYLOR, KLASNIC AND MY ARSENAL PLAYERS!!!

I love said...

Off, FFS. If Stoke can sort it surely they can down here. Bunch of fannies the Arsenal lot, didn't fancy the snow. Pitch and stadium, just the 'surrounding roads' with a bit of snow, so what?

I would've gone top tonight, Zizo and Manutd Ken can consider themselves very lucky boys!

jd said...

apparently the game has been postponed..there goes points for almunia klasnic verm and well hpeless asshavin

Anonymous said...

Jasskalainen, Vermaelen, Arshavin, Taylor, Nasri, Klasnic

Should have been 30 points, could have been 60!

blanco said...

Last night's points got me to 234. I'm up 895 places (unbelievable). Faye, Etherington & Dempsey got me 51 points. Now I'm 1742 overall with 1835 points total. I had Verms, Arsh & Eduardo for tonight and I really don't know if it's good for me that the game is off. Anyway, I'm happy with my points.

Next week's team is not done yet, and I sold Dempsey, but I have Gera. Not really a decent replacement.

Cheers,
Blanco

Art Vandelay said...

FFS had Almunia, Vermaelen, Diaby, Taylor & Eduardo. Anyone remember what happened regarding points last season when Pompey v's Man Citeh (i think) was called off?

init said...

A game is counted in the week which is played not when it was scheduled to be played. So we won't get the points, they are gone.

Annoying for those majoring on Arsenal/Bolton

I got lucky really, only had Verm and Arsh so whatever happened would have fallen lower than my existing 400ish if it had been played...

init said...

By the way AM is there any way to stop your chat room making a sound every time there is a post?

greginho said...

turn down your speaker

init said...

smart answer, unless you are trying to listen to something else when reading the blog

Justin said...

Greginho and init、

Yes, there is a way to turn it off. Just click on the speaker icon once in the chat window. Click it again to turn it back on.

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