Monday, 19 April 2010

Week 31 - Weekend Review

Once again, an amazing weekend in the Premiership as the title race took another massive twist. Chelsea looked to have the title sewn up a week ago, but Man United's last gasp win at Man City coupled with Tottenham's 2-1 win over the Blues has swung it right back round.

The Manchester derby was by no means a classic, but I felt City set up quite negatively & it always seemed United were in control. They also have this "never-say-die" attitude instilled by Ferguson, so it was actually no surprise when Paul Scholes popped up to win it in the 93rd minute.

I probably don't need to explain to you how delighted I am with the way Spurs have recovered from last Sunday's FA Cup disappointment vs Portsmouth. After extra time heartbreak, they bounced back vs Arsenal & then produced their best performance of the season to completely outplay Chelsea. All this with King, Woodgate, Corluka, Palacios, Kranjcar & Lennon unavailable; outstanding. I'm starting to believe 4th is possible - I know as a Spurs fan that hope is a dangerous thing to have, but with Gareth Bale in his current form I guess anything is possible.

These 2 results meant Arsenal could've been back in with a chance of the title had they sealed a routine win at Wigan on Sunday, but an unbelievable last 10 minutes saw Wigan turn around a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2, with the awful Fabianski at fault on numerous occasions. I know he's the back-up keeper, but those are basic school boy errors.

Everton kept up their impressive form by doing something nobody (including Man U & Chelsea) had been able to do since December, beating Blackburn at Ewood Park. I have to apologise if you dropped Arteta - I'd read reports that he was still injured & even Moyes said in his Friday press conference the game would come too soon for him, but he was lying - Arteta played & scored a penalty. I should've known - he did the same thing with Bily earlier in the season.

With Spurs winning & Everton closing the gap, Aston Villa had to win at Portsmouth to keep their slim hopes of 4th place alive & to ensure they don't slip out of the Top 7 to miss out on Europe altogether. This was also the game that interested us most from a fantasy stand point this week, with Villa players the most picked due to the double week. They went behind early but came back to win 2-1, Carew scoring 1 & missing a penalty too, handy points for Milner & Friedel doing well despite no clean sheet.

Sunderland sealed a 2-1 victory over a practically relegated Burnley, with goals from the usual suspects; Darren Bent & the improving Fraizer Campbell. Gordon & Hutton owners will be frustrated with the consolation goal that stole their clean sheet. Stoke threw away a lead in the final 5 minutes, with forgotten man Matthew Taylor popping up with a quick-fire brace to snatch a 2-1 win for Bolton.

Finally Birmingham v Hull & Fulham v Wolves were both fairly dull, ending 0-0, but some good clean sheet points about, which was especially pleasing for those of us who took the risk with Hull defenders.

I'm having a good week so far - 103.5 points thanks to Friedel, Warnock's assist, Bale's amazing 23.5, Dawson, Milner, Bullard, Young & Carew all performing decently. Adam Johnson & Agbonlahor were the only disappointments but I'm really pleased to have over 100 with 6 Villa & 2 Hull players still to go, back into the Top 300.

It's not all good news. I got completely hammered on Saturday & was too drunk to do any barndoor work, meaning I missed on players like Arteta & Matt Taylor, much to my annoyance when I awoke on Sunday morning. Luckily I grabbed Jussi, Jagielka & Malouda straight after the midday deadline but other than I'm going to have to pay top prices for some players.

Current team page for Week 32:
Jussi

Bale  Jagielka  A.Dawson

Malouda  Bullard  Henry (filler)  Pienaar  Taylor

Carew   Van Persie

It's a very early draft, but my keeper & defence will almost certainly stay the same. I also think I'll be keeping Malouda, Bullard & fullprice Matt Taylor. Pienaar is not so certain - I want an Everton middie but I'm not paying 19 for Arteta so it's possible he stays - and Karl Henry is just a filler for now.

Carew will probably stay, but I'm not even close to being comfortable about paying £20m for Van Persie, even though I think he may be ready to start. If I don't have the guts then I still hold Bendtner but would perhaps look to Kuyt vs Burnley or Carlton Cole at home to Wigan. I would also be able to upgrade Henry with the left over funds, probably shifting back to 3-4-3. Loads of time to decide though, so I'm not in a rush.

That's it - please let me know how the week is going for you so far. Who did you grab on the barndoor? Who do you think will win the title? Who will finish 4th?

Cheers,
AM

p.s. - I understand a Yahoo glitch has meant some people have lost their player discounts, which is not good at all. This isn't something I've experienced but my advice is to not change any of these players, contact Yahoo & hope they can correct it so you get your discounts back...my fingers are crossed for you.
UPDATE - Apparently if you've lost your discounts then click "undo changes" & you should get all your discounts back. Thanks to readers in the comment section for this - I can't check but it seems to be working for many of you...

68 comments:

Anonymous said...

1st

Hinrik said...

My BD-team:
Jaaskelainen
Bale Jagielka A.Dawson
Gerrard M.Taylor Arteta Malouda
Carew Bendtner Kuyt

Birty said...

56 points, with Downing, Dunne, Friedel, Agbonlahor, Bullard and Altidore to play. Performance so far has kept me in third in my league. But it could've been better. I swapped Arteta and Mancienne at the last minute for Sol Campbell and Altidore.

As for Moyes - grrr! Coaches can get fined and maybe suspended for lying on the injury report in the NFL!!!!!
http://tinyurl.com/y2ae5he

Barn door is looking good:
Friedel,
Fox, Dunne, Knight, Hutton
A-Jo, Downing, Barndoored Arteta,
Bent, Agbonlahor, Kevin Davies

May switch Downing and Agbonlahor - I'll see what Rooney's fitness is like mid-week

Anonymous said...

How do you contact Yahoo.
I lost all discount on Bullard... :-(

LC

Anonymous said...

good week so far. my villa players performed. & v good scores for hutton & mouyo. i also bought pienaar in on BD. nice average but he seems to like a YC . also got KPB in after he was shooting like mad y/day.. 4 sot's. in goal i'm going with Rob Green so far .

S.P.

Bojan said...

anyone dropping Bale @2,65 for next week?

Bojan said...

just two words: Gary Neville

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdP3TzivFTY

Bojan said...

fantastic stuff

Anonymous said...

++Re-send / Also sent within last-post etc.

But if anyone also experiencing this damn, darn Yahoo glitch gets any answers/solutions...Please Inform!.

Thanks (a current member of the drop-the-Bale @ 2.65mill club).

===================
Debut Comment Here.....

**Firstly - Full appreciation to 'AM' & a generally superb blog.
Only stumbled upon (via Jeremy & Neal blog) around Xmas time & been an avid reader since.
Great Advice / Great Work / Great Blog!...& now find myself just outside the Top-100 & romping my Private League.

However - I too, have hit problems with my team. After doing a bit of barn-door work after the Saturday matches & saving changes etc.
Upon next viewing (as seemingly happened with others) - all my 'buying at' prices have disappeared & seemingly all my player discounts gone (Bale, Bendter n all)...**DISASTER!.

Have sent an e-mail to Yahoo help-desk,...but so far - NO reply.

Any Advise??...Help!!.

Anonymous said...

BD team:

Howard
Hutton / Jagielka / Ivanovic
Arteta / Malouda / Wishere / Nasri
Tevez / Carew / Campbell

-lfcinpa

Anonymous said...

73 points so far with Dawson, Dunne, Bullard, Milner, Downing & Gabby still to go. Bit dissapointed but could've been worse I guess...

Not having Bale & missing him on the cheap has cost me dearly all year. Biggest mistake I've made in 4 years of YFF :-(

Current BD Team:

Jussi
Sylvinho/Jags/Hutton
Arteta/Milner/M Taylor/AJ
Kuyt/Bendtner/Bent

May swap out AJ for someone else, not sure who yet though.

Superfly Jim

Anonymous said...

to solve this problem is to undo the changes

Anonymous said...

My 1st post on this blog and would like to say a big THANK YOU to AM. Excellent blog with good information on players' suspensions, injuries and fixtures updates.

The player picks are also great, though i find the list of players a bit too long at times

Anonymous said...

for those having e error, juz click on undo all changes. the discounts u have on your players will be returned. but for those who had BD and did not save, you will lose your changes.

Anonymous said...

The yahoo glitch just got me. I was messing with my team and it wiped all my money extra money away. I have 3 positions open with 5.37 left to use. I had like 30.00 but it just got wiped and left me with 5.37. Has anyone else had this big of a problem.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 2:13pm. You are a friggin' genius! Undo all changes got my discounts back! :-)

Anonymous said...

the undo all changes did not work for me. My season has just been ended by yahoo.

STLRam01 said...

For those still having problems, just keep messing with your team and your discounts should come back. On Saturday during the BD, it initially wouldn't let me add anyone being that my team value was over 100. I just canceled and did it again and eventually it worked out.

Alex (Darlo) said...

Hi A_M,

Not feeling your need for RvP, even if he was nailed on to play a shell shocked Arsenal home to Man City needing the win just doesn't excite me.

To spin it round if your close to comfortable on a £20m RvP why not be very comfortable with a £19m Arteta?

With this rationale lose Henry and Pinaar and form a four man midfield and throw three up top and those three could be Saha, Cole and Kalinic (the bolton fella) or Davies?

Fulham knackered after their Europa exersions (possible coach trip there) and then resting for the second leg, Saha against the club he fell out with, oh yes, yes please.

AdmiraLord Nelson said...

@ Bojan, ask yourself how? why? who wouldn't want to drop Bale? if you could would ya should ya?...kisses from Gary Neville!!! <3<3<3

AdmiraLord Nelson said...

RvP will score.

AdmiraLord Nelson said...

anyone consider Evra against Spurs?

Anonymous said...

Thanx AM for this great amazing blog that has helped me tremendously and also to all the frequent posts by various number of ppl on their opinions and stuffs.

Currently with 103 points with 5 Aston Villa players and 2 Hull left to play their 2nd game.

Dens

Anonymous said...

Thanks to AM and all the others posters that commented on the Yahoo glitch. The "undo changes" at least saved any players that were in my team previously. I still lost all the barndoor work, which basically just means Arteta is out of price range. That's easy to live with.

I'm at 100 exactly with 10 players left to go in the Villa-Hull game.

Cech's Mates

Cescy said...

anonymous at 2:13 p.m. i have alot of love for your genius...was starting to get really annoyed with the glitch...didnt do any bd'ing becos of the glitch...so not too bad i guess.

cheers, Cescy.

Doctor Teeth said...

Greatest footie week of my life...hopefully to be topped in a few weeks time when Spurs clinch 4th place. Even odds that it will happen although memories of "lasagna gate" have me fighting every overconfident instinct in my being.

Very good fantasy week for me as well as I'm sitting on 121.5 points with 5 DGers to play midweek...I'm nearly in the top 800 overall. I would say that Hutton was my pick of the week (came very close to switching him out for Gardner who returned great value for Hull as well but I'm glad I stuck with the Spurs loanee) but, in all fairness, it was my GK. I woke up in horror on Sunday morning when I discovered that David James (who I had picked as a "filler" at 1mill on the strength of multiple sources indicating Ashdown would continue between the posts) was in the starting line-up against Villa. Images of a -12 performance ran through my head. Luckily, James turned in a master class performance and returned more points than Friedel (who admittedly has another game to play). Just the good fortune that I needed. I didn't follow the approach of many other managers and held on to Tevez and Malouda at discounts which I hope will give me a bit of an advantage in the closing weeks as I expect both to continue returning big points in the home stretch.

I BDed MTay (has he earned his place back in Coyle's starting lineup?) and KPB (who I didn't realize was returning from injury...as we all know, the guy shoots on sight and away at Bolton is a decent match-up). I'd like to fit in a few West Ham players (Ilan, Upson and/or Parker, perhaps) this coming week.

COYS!!!

Doctor Teeth said...

Greatest footie week of my life...hopefully to be topped in a few weeks time when Spurs clinch 4th place. Even odds that it will happen although memories of "lasagna gate" have me fighting every overconfident instinct in my being.

Very good fantasy week for me as well as I'm sitting on 121.5 points with 5 DGers to play midweek...I'm nearly in the top 800 overall. I would say that Hutton was my pick of the week (came very close to switching him out for Gardner who returned great value for Hull as well but I'm glad I stuck with the Spurs loanee) but, in all fairness, it was my GK. I woke up in horror on Sunday morning when I discovered that David James (who I had picked as a "filler" at 1mill on the strength of multiple sources indicating Ashdown would continue between the posts) was in the starting line-up against Villa. Images of a -12 performance ran through my head. Luckily, James turned in a master class performance and returned more points than Friedel (who admittedly has another game to play). Just the good fortune that I needed. I didn't follow the approach of many other managers and held on to Tevez and Malouda at discounts which I hope will give me a bit of an advantage in the closing weeks as I expect both to continue returning big points in the home stretch.

I BDed MTay (has he earned his place back in Coyle's starting lineup?) and KPB (who I didn't realize was returning from injury...as we all know, the guy shoots on sight and away at Bolton is a decent match-up). I'd like to fit in a few West Ham players (Ilan, Upson and/or Parker, perhaps) this coming week.

COYS!!!

Hinrik said...

I am very happy with my BD-team. Switched Kuyt for Bullard and K.Davies for Carew:
Jaaselainen
Bale Jagielka A.Dawson
Gerrard Arteta Bullard Malouda M.Taylor
Bendtner K.Davies

Anonymous said...

AM,

instead of carew why not Ngog?

-HC

Bluetonic said...

Thank-F**K!...as simple as pressing the 'undo changes' button gets my season back-on-track.
Cheers to all for blog advice.

Mentioned in earlier mail - Only introduced to 'AM Blog' at Xmas.
As way of example...pre-blog (end of 1st half of season) found myself in a respectble 2,254 position on the leaderboard.
Post blog...& leaderboard now has me in a 'full-season-position' of 128....+ 8*more players to play mid-wk.

Cheers (again) to all.

Anonymous said...

Thank-F**K!...as simple as pressing the 'undo changes' button gets my season back-on-track.
Cheers to all for blog advice.

Mentioned in earlier mail - Only introduced to 'AM Blog' at Xmas.
As way of example...pre-blog (end of 1st half of season) found myself in a respectble 2,254 position on the leaderboard.
Post blog...& leaderboard now has me in a 'full-season-position' of 128....+ with 8*players still to play mid-wk.

Cheers (again) to all.

Anonymous said...

am trying to finish hard the best i can n this is my team.i will take any advice here i got 2 fillers makoena n sylvinho.

jusi
jagielka, mancienne, sylvinho
nzogbia,malouda, maxi,makoena
bent,van persie,tevez.

paul,kellz,saul,am n the rest of the managers what do u all think about my team?

everton players should have a good game too against tired (fulham) n liverpool players will kill burnley.

supercoach

Anonymous said...

stay away from gerrard is out of form.

Anonymous said...

I remember thinking of loading up on Man City attackers before they played Burnley away but didn't do it, didn't believe Burnley could play that terrible at home...well, I'm not making that mistake twice. It's Liverpool now or never, due or die, la creme de la creme. Got 4 players so far, G.Johnson/Maxi/Benayoun/N'gog with Kyrgiakos in my thoughts.

My team at the moment...

James(may go)
Bale/Jagielka/G.Johnson
Bullard/Boateng/Benayoun/Maxi
Kyut/Tevez/N'Gog

Have 4.47 to go but I like the team as is, James will most likely be departing and making way for Jaaskelainen. Lot of time to go till next fixture so the team will change many times.

Anonymous said...

@supercoach - You stated...

"everton players should have a good game too against tired (fulham) n liverpool players will kill burnley."

I'm with you on that and therefore I feel you should follow your instinct and build a team with some Everton/Liverpool players.

Now RVP is a big risk for that price, I was thinking about choosing him but the price/match-up is not right just yet.

I think you should have gotten N'Gog on the Barn Door but he's still pretty cheap @8.44 so you can replace RVP with N'Gog and use the spare cash to upgrade Sylvinho/Mokoena...trust me you only have 3 games left to play and you don't want to take a (0) anywhere. May I suggest Pienaar or even Saha @9.86 as well, I know he's been cold lately but I have a feeling this is his calling. Good luck!

-Saul

Anonymous said...

saul thanks alot.actual i had cahill,ngog dawson b4 addin van persie mess.am just thinking he might have a good game on that day but will go by team news.arsenal cant afford to loose any game at the moment if they do they will end up 4th.wenger will start van persie n they will be alot of goals on this game.

will make a final decision on friday.van persie he is too expensive but his 25 minutes against spurs was ubelievable and he will get all free kicks but i might take him coz of everton players.
supercoach

Anonymous said...

the only thing am scared about liverpool players is injuries on thursday.so will wait till friday team news.

Anonymous said...

is ohara fit to face bolton?

greginho said...

i really need to say this to everyone

I AM THE WORST FANTASY PLAYER, EVER!

i made the statement that salgado would not be outscored by arteta or saha and alex challenged that statement. i thought i was a shoein to win that bet, because arteta was supposed to be out. i was right over saha, which was an easy one, but boy was i wrong about arteta

Anonymous said...

First the good news,
I am ranked 432, with 116 points on the week with 8 players left with DP's. Agbon, Downing, Petrov, Milner, Dunne, McShane, Dawson and Friedel.
This is a great site, I just found it (unfortunately) last week.
Even more of a problem, I lost Bale at 5.45, Bentner at 5.8 and Dawson at 4.1. No amount of clicking back has restored them. I have emailed Yahoo. I guess we will see. I had planned on keeping Bale for the duration.
Anyway, here is my team (unless miracle occurs from Yahoo)
Jussi
Dawson, Mancienne, Jagielka
M. Taylor, Arteta, Wilshire, Gerard
Davies, N'Gog, C. Cole

Cheers to all, Say a prayer that Yahoo responds.

Anonymous said...

Aquilani is officially on the dead-to-me list.. f***ing benitez..

Anonymous said...

Great week for me as there are 5 more players to go, 3 AV, 2 Hull. 109.5 with RVP and altidore gave me -0.5. gamble failed, but still perform well. Now waiting for Carew, Altidore, Dawson, Milner, and BBBF to shine.

For next week (unfinished)

Robbo
Bale/Dawson/Elokobi
Malouda/Maxi/Nzog/MTay
Kuyt/??/??

Any advise? =)

Great week, moving to 2nd place from 5th in 1.5 months time. Great blog! Hope i'll stay there till the end of the season.

Cheers,
DarkZero

Anonymous said...

@ anon 1:25 am

Check Carlton Cole out because he was taken off injured this w-end.

@ Dark 0

fine forward fillers wk 32:

klasnic (bolt)7.66
campbell (sund)7.55
roberts (bbn) 7.00
kalinic (Bbn) 3.65
ngog (pool) 8.44

hope that helps guys
PS. J Terry (Chelsea) suspended


Pauly

Anonymous said...

Another great performancefrom Bale and he will be the most expensive player on YFF.

bengoh91

Anonymous said...

My provsional team for week 32

Howard (8.12)
Bale (2.65) Steinsson (5.57) Ferreira (6.96) Distin (8.07)
Milner (13.01) Lee (8.96) Malouda (14.11)
Tevez (15.06) Saha (9.86) Iian (6.85)

Gutted that I didn't get Jagielka preupdate. He's now out of my price range. Got Distin as my Everton defender instead.

bengoh91

Anonymous said...

Which one is better, Saha, Yakubu or Distin?

Caleb said...

Liverpool is going to Madrid on road for their Europa League match on Thursday. It would expected to be the same journey on the way back to Liverpool on Friday. So I would avoid ALL Liverpool player this weekend except Maxi, which he did not travel to Madrid.

It would also be the same for Fulham. So I might load up Everton and Burnley players this weekend if possible.

http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/live-blog-the-longest-journey

KPM said...

This is a work in progress, especially as it relates to last weeks remaining double gamers....

Howard
Elokobi Ferraria McShane
Bullard Ashley Young Maxi N'zonzi
Gabby Bent Saha

KPM said...

Oh and my apologies for not posting an update to my prior lineup before the Yahoo deadline on Saturday.

I ended up swapping Bendtner for Bent as previously discussed and THANKFULLY I chickened out on Myhill and swapped him for Friedel.

I have already cashed out Dunne, Friedel, Altidore from last week's lineup and am seriously considering dropping Ashley Young and Gabby if they do not perform tomorrow night. I will probably keep Bullard either way. McShane? Who knows.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for those updates on Liverpool and Fulham. It's actually changing my team a little as I'm leaning toward Arteta instead of Gerrard.

Right now I'm looking like this:
Jussi
Bale, A. Dawson, Ferreira
Bullard, Malouda, Jarvis, Arteta
N'gog, C. Cole, K. Davies

The consideration is possibly moving Jussi/Ferreira/Arteta to something like Cech/Alex/Pienaar. It seems like almost everyone will go with Jussi this week. I expect Cech to put up huge points at home with the league title hanging in the balance. By downgrading Arteta to Pienaar, I can upgrade to Cech and upgrade the last defensive spot to a Chelsea or Bolton defender of my choosing (Alex, Ivanovic, Cahill, Knight). Besides, I'd have my team name sakes on board for the first time since the beginning of last year (which is why I named the team after him in the first place).

Cech's Mates

Anonymous said...

Looking at

Jussi
Jag Manci Bale
Malouda Bullard Henry(filler) Henderson
Teves Bent 16.xx

Thinking of Adebayor as he tends to score vs Arsenal but I don't like the idea of having two ManC forwards facing wounded Arsenal.Can't drop Teves due to huge discounts though. Or should I get Saha as I believe he is due a goal this week and swapping Henry for better options. Any thoughts guys?

bean said...

hello all

82 points so far with Agbon, SPet, & Friedel left to play.. not terrible, but not good. Should have gone with my hunch of James in goal for 1.00, but I didn't.. He seems like he's a save machine all of a sudden.

right now i'm thinking about:

Howard
Hutton Foley Ferreira
AdamJohn Cahill Malouda Wilshere
Tevez Bent K.Davies

entertaining dropping Tevez, maybe his complaining about Mancini's training is a distraction? although the Apache matching up with SCamp & Silvestre does sound tempting.. I would go for Adebayor playing against his old club, but I don't feel like that will happen again. That's why I stuck with Tevez against ManU, but that didn't work out..

Anonymous said...

@Caleb - Thanks for pointing that out, Liverpool players should be tired after travelling and having to play again a couple of days later. Great info.

My team at the moment...

James
Bale/Jagielka/Alex
Bullard/Boateng/Pienaar/Maxi
Tevez/Ngog/Klasnic

I have 10.35 to spare. Boateng and James will most likely go, I know Boateng shoots like a maddman but everytime I put him in my team he does squat! I'm open to suggestions and information re: Klasnic would be great, is he starting?

Thanks all,
-Saul

Anonymous said...

I have switched D.James/Boateng to Jaaskelainen/T.Cahill, that's with the 10.35 that I had left from my previous team. What do you guys think?

-Saul

Anonymous said...

A. Johnson should be a good bet in midfield because if you think about it, he'll be facing none other than Silvestre. His speed and agility will pose lots of problems and should get lots of SC...what do you guys think? Sorry this morning I'm like a maddman switching from payers to players. My team so far...

Howard
Bale/Jagielka/Alex
Bullard/A.Johnson/Pienaar/Maxi
Ngog/Tevez/Klasnic

I have 2.55 left. Also considering Rooney @home to Tottenham, only if he's pronounced fit...he's made for big games(when fit).

-Saul

Anonymous said...

hi, my team so far currently:
howard
bale jagielka mancienne
bullard milner m.taylor wilshere
tevez carew altidore
have left 9.89, not so sure about the wilshere & altidore, need to replace them i think, on the paper looks good.
i suggest to pick howard, fulham are travelling and resting players, eyeing clean sheet for howard and everton defenders
liverpool players also look attractive, but travelling to europa league game, with torres injured, no quarantees for win, especially when burnley is playing home (fantastic home record) and have sort of surviving hopes. n'gog is cheapish but he really isen't that good though, ideas guys?

-----------
CFCBOSS

Anonymous said...

@bean,mancini needs tevez more than tevez needs him.so am sure mancini cant afford to bench tevez.

Sulldaddy said...

thoughts on keeping / dropping Bullard this week @11.82?? I have 6.84 in the bank with a full roster. May also swap Mancienne, but I dont like to spend lots on defenders. Maybe an Everton player switch? Was thinking about going all in against Pompey, but its hard to bet on or against Bolton, right??
just flipped Jussi to Green, who should get saves since Rodallega will shoot from anywhere if given a chance.

tevez and saha up top seem like a good pairing.

the orphans said...

In order:
1. Arteta
2. M. Taylor
3. Bullard
4. Milner
5. Pineaar
6. Gerard
7. Malouda

Kellz said...

@Caleb: Load up on Burnley Players? Okay but don't expect many points. Long Journey or not, its Burnley, and even though Liverpool haven't had the season I expected, its Liverpool, they will find a way to punish Burnley. Of the options to look at, Gerrard/Maxi (you are correct)/Ngog, Agger all look good to me. I will have NGog and Maxi almost 90% sure.

@CFCBOSS: Maxi pre-update at 7.99 is a fantastic option because he is not eligible in the cup and an alternative to Malouda/Arteta/MTAY/Bullard/Milner as a great middie pick. As for N'gog, at 6mil he is like Bendtner, doesn't need to score but can do enough to get you points. Against Burnley I'd expect N'gog to do quite well as a cheap forward option.

Anonymous said...

Kellz,

Do you think adebayor could perform against arse?
So far still kuyt, considering ngog as what Pauly said (thanks dude), and maybe...k2?

Cheers,
DarkZero.

Anonymous said...

Earliy days yet but if drogs isnt playing anelka might make a smart pick...

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/chelsea-fear-for-drogbas-fitness-as-they-limp-on-ahead-of-fergusons-men-1948888.html

Kellz said...

@DarkZero: I'd go N'gog over Kuyt just because he is cheaper and thus can score better for less. Kuyt just never seems to perform when he should in terms of opposition (see Kuyt vs Wolves 0-0 draw). I think hes a bet not many will take and could prove an outside shocker, but hes not playing as the lone striker. K2 instead of Kuyt would be another option, with Arsenal's defensive problems I could see K2 scoring, but it certainly isn't ideal. All in all I'd rate N'gog 1st, K2 2nd, Kuyt 3rd.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kellz! I'll go with K2 and ngog, change to 3-5-2 with pienaar!

Cheers,
DarkZero

Anonymous said...

I think the time has come to drop Drogba at 10.68

You have been very good to me Didier; and I thank you!

Anonymous said...

at Orphans - -

I am not sold on MTay... there is still the off chance he does not start... both his goals were a bit of a fluke and he got NO phantom points... something that he used to reap. Someone convince me otherwise.....

the rest of your list is solid (though expensive)... you might throw in Henderson and N'Zogbia

orphans said...

Thanks, re MTay. Good points each and I agree. I got him at the BD price of 11.54. Now, I must talk myself out of him at the bargain price.

Kellz said...

@Anonymous: I just like to say that I agree MTAY didn't get the phantoms he normally does in the Stoke game, but, saying his goals were flukes is jumping a bit. Knocking a FK through the defense into the bottom corner takes a mighty amount of skill. As for his starting status, after saving Bolton I'd assume he will start.

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