Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Week 17 - Player Picks

First things first...we had a couple of points adjustments yesterday afternoon but I'm confident they'll be the last we see this week, so I'll be preparing the Blog Cup Results tomorrow morning - make sure you check back!

Now, it's still very cold here in the UK, but the good news is the snow has passed so we should have a full programme of fixtures in Week 17. And what an interesting programme it should be, with 4 of the Top 5 locking horns - Manchester United v Arsenal & Tottenham v Chelsea.

None of the top teams have been able to take control of this title race as yet - Chelsea threatened to run away with it early on but have faltered badly in the past month, Man Utd are undefeated without playing that well, Arsenal are playing well but look defensively fragile, and Spurs are only outsiders. The team that could profit most this weekend are Manchester City, who travel to rock bottom West Ham.

Let's take a full look at the fixtures...

Stand-Out
MANCHESTER CITY @ West Ham

Despite missing a certain Mr Tevez due to suspension I still feel this is the real stand-out game of the weekend and a certain win for the away side. West Ham briefly rallied with two wins in a few days last week, but they were poor again at Sunderland and I just think City will have far too much quality for them.

Should Win
EVERTON v Wigan
BOLTON v Blackburn
STOKE v Blackpool
LIVERPOOL @ Newcastle

Everton let us all down against West Brom in Week 15, but I can't see the same thing happening at home to Wigan after the boost of a well deserved point at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Bolton are a very decent side at the Reebok and should have too much for Blackburn (although I'm sticking with Robbo!) and Stoke are in good form so should edge out an open Blackpool side.

Liverpool are starting to hit their stride face a shell-shocked Newcastle, so I see an away win. Hughton's sacking was completely unfair, the players are unhappy and they'll hardly be overjoyed by the news that the uninspiring Alan Pardew will take his place. The whole thing stinks and after 18 months of staying out of things (which coincided with some actual stability), Mike Ashley has once again turned the club in to a laughing stock.

Draws/Close
Manchester United v Arsenal
Tottenham v Chelsea
Fulham v Sunderland
Aston Villa v West Brom
Wolves v Birmingham

Half the fixtures are really tough to call this weekend, including the two big games. I think both Manchester United v Arsenal and Spurs v Chelsea will end in score draws, but reckon we'll see really entertaining battles as all four sides will feel they can win and will know what a huge result a win would be.

Fulham v Sunderland has 1-1 draw written all over it, and we finish with two Midlands derbies - Aston Villa v West Brom and Wolves v Birmingham. All four are bitter rivals, the atmosphere will be feisty and both games could go either way. Again, I'm predicting score draws.

KEEPERS
Jaaskalainen
Howard
Friedel

As I said last week, if you have a solid keeper at a big discount then it certainly seems success comes from sticking with them no-matter the fixture. I'll be doing exactly that by staying with Paul Robinson for the foreseeable future, but if you're looking to buy at full price then then three men above are my choices for Week 17.

Blackburn are hardly prolific scorers, especially away from home, so I fancy a Bolton clean sheet and good points for Jaaskalainen. I mentioned Everton's rotten performance at West Brom - which was the week many of us took a -12 point hammering from Tim Howard - but I'm tipping the American stopper to have a better week this time around and he's priced below £5m. An another American, Brad Friedel, is still a top keeper and costs under £7m for the first time ever, so he's definitely worth thinking about if you fancy Villa to improve.

DEFENDERS
Bale
Baines
Kompany
Coleman
Toure/Lescott
Bosingwa  Injured
Knight
Shawcross
Konchesky
Richards
Dann
Enrique
Tamas
Elokobi
Pantsil
P.Robinson

A few new names this week as some of the smaller teams have clean sheet chances which offers some good value defenders. At the other end of the scale, Bale will be facing the fairly useless Paulo Ferreria after Bosingwa was ruled out with an injury & Leighton Baines has been performing well , has a clean sheet chance & will be on set pieces in Arteta's absence. If you can't afford Baines then Seamus Coleman could be the answer - he's back in the team & was named as the clubs Player of the Month award for November.

It's a bit of a lottery when it comes to predicting Man City's back four this weekend - Kolarov is suspended Boateng seems out of favour for some reason & Toure is an injury doubt. The back four could be Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Zabaletta, although if Toure makes it then Lescott could move to left fullback with Zabaleta or Richards at right-back. We'll need to wait for team news, but Richards is undoubtedly the pick of the bunch if he's set to play, priced at just £6m.

Knight, Konchesky, Dann, Shawcross & Enrique are all priced between £6-£8m and I feel all are really good options this week for clean sheet chances or attacking points, or a combination of both for Bolton, Liverpool, Birmingham, Stoke & Newcastle respectively. Out of the five I've got a bit of a hunch that Ryan Shawcross may pop up with a goal against Blackpool, but unfortunately I can't fit him in my team this week.

If you're looking to fill a space from the very bottom of the price scale then we have West Brom's Tamas at 5.4 if you fancy West Brom to keep Villa at bay, Wolves' Elokobi who is set to continue in defence and priced under 5, a previous favourite from two seasons ago, Fulham's John Pantsil, back in at right full-back and costing 5.4 & finally Bolton's Paul Robinson, under £5m & with a decent chance of a clean sheet for Bolton

MIDFIELDERS
Etherington
Silva
Cahill
Brunt
Downing/A.Young
Nani
Milijas
Meireles
Nasri
Adam
Dempsey
Malouda
Albrighton
Barton
Pennant
Gardner
Jarvis
Rodwell

Matty Etherington is playing the best football of his career at the moment and should get plenty of point scoring opportunities versus a Blackpool side who only know how to attack. He's pricey, but tempting nonetheless. One day soon the improving David Silva will score 20+ & he won't get many better chances than at West Ham. Tevez's absence may actually help him as he'll be expected to provide the creative spark, and he's a bargain. Tim Cahill is essentially playing as a centre forward nowadays and is a constant goal threat, while Chris Brunt seems to be over his groin injury and will be on all set pieces at a fragile Aston Villa.

Speaking of Villa, I still expect their midfield to score well. Downing has been the most consistent this season, Young is likely to be on penalties, the two of them will share set pieces, and Mark Albrighton is a slightly cheaper option who often pops up in the box to notch a goal. I wouldn't pay full-price for Nani but if you hold him at discount then hang on to him vs Arsenal, Milijas will shoot all day & Meireles should continue on set pieces, although reports today suggests Gerrard could be back soon, possibly on the bench at Newcastle.

It's difficult to decide on Nasri - he's in fantastic form and scored again last night, but United away is tough. Like Nani I don't think he's worth full-price this week, but if you have him around 10-11 (or cheaper) then it''s really tempting to hang on to him. Adam is up at £9m nowadays but he's due a free-kick or penalty soon & Stoke do concede a lot of fouls, Dempsey is Fulham's biggest goal threat in much the same way as Cahill is for Everton, while Malouda is pricey but also quality & we all know Spurs can't defend, so he could be a good (slightly risky) pick.

Joey Barton screwed a fair few managers over last weekend after withdrawing from the Newcastle squad with an unreported injury suffered in training, but he's due to be back this weekend. Pennant also missed out last weekend but he's expected to return & like Barton, he'll get his fair share of set pieces. Craig Gardner is having a cracking season for Birmingham & faces Wolves, Matt Jarvis is another who continues to impress & Jack Rodwell is likely to start after a fine performance at Stamford Bridge last weekend - a fantastic filler option at under 3.5

STRIKERS
Balotelli
Elmander
Torres
K.Jones
K.Davies
Rooney
Agbonlahor
Gyan
Defoe
Drogba
Carroll
Odemwingie
Obinna
Beckford

Mario Balotelli could score a hat-trick at West Ham, or he could get sent off, or he could do both. He's unpredictable but he's also extremely talented, and he should be in your team for Week 17, whether you grabbed him at 5 or must now pay 8. Next is Johan Elmander, who is in great form & has a nice easy fixture, and I reckon Torres must fancy his chances to score at Newcastle (who as I write this have just confirmed Alan Pardew as manager on a 5-Year deal - mental). Kenwyne Jones is another who is due a goal and will get plenty of chances against Blackpool.

If you can't afford Elmander then penalty taker Kevin Davies is the alternative, Wayne Rooney will score soon and Arsenal can't defend, so it could be this week, while Gabby Agbonlahor looked rusty against Liverpool but can't be ignored at his current price of 7ish. Gyan is my pick of the Sunderland strikers after playing really well vs West Ham, while Defoe & Drogba will face-off at White Hart Lane where there will be goals!

I've already mentioned that I think Newcastle will lose, but that doesn't mean Andy Carroll won't be a handful and I'm sure Odemwingie will cause the Villa defence plenty of problems. Obinna is always good for a few points even in tough home games, and the final option is Jermaine Beckford - he's struggled a bit so far but at least he's scored a couple of goals, unlike Saha & Yakubu.

That's it - all analysis done!

My own team looks the same as it did a few days ago as I plan to have a look at it properly tomorrow night,  but here it is at the moment:

Robinson, Kolarov, Bale, Baines, VDV, Silva, Meireles, Brunt, Etherington, Elmander, Balotelli

I actually quite like it, although Meireles will possibly go if Gerrard is set to start at Newcastle (as he'll lose set pieces), and I'd have around £9m to replace him. The suspended Kolarov stays @ 4.4 for a one week zero, I'm obviously hoping VDV returns and I'm going to stick with Robbo in goal for a while to see how that works out. Balotelli, Elmander, Silva, Baines & Bale will stay too but I may change a few things to get a Villa player in. I'm still holding a discounted Nasri behind the scenes, but don't think I can fit him in anywhere.

As always, please vote in the poll:
http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/510704

I'll be back on Friday to update you with all the team & injury news, plus how my team is looking.

How's your own team shaping up?

Cheers,
AM

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72 comments:

MPFC/KPM said...

Completely baffled as to what to do with Nasri. Will probably drop him, but haven't been able to pull the trigger YET.

billthegrunt said...

Still holding Kyrgiakos and Meireles from Monday night. What are the chances of a total Toon meltdown this weekend?

Rawad said...

As of now i've got:

Howard,
Kolarov (at 4.4), Huth, Baines,
Brunt, Larsson, A.Young, Etherington,
Balotelli, Agbonlahor, Saha

I wanted another City player in MF but i'm just happy with my midfield for now.
What do you think?

Anonymous said...

I believe K.Davies is suspended and i think if Citeh keep a CS Zabaleta will score the highest points, he's putting SOT, especially when playing left back like he'll be doing this weekend.

Ebi

Assistant Manager said...

Hey Ebi - Kevin Davies isn't suspended. I was confused too as Yahoo say he now has 5 Yellow Cards in the league but some investigation shows he actually picked up two bookings in the Carling Cup and served a suspension back in October.

As for Zab, I felt he was too expensive, but wouldn't argue with anyone who picked him :)

Anonymous said...

Villa are going through a bad period. I wouldn't go near their players for this week. Just my opinion though. Later, and take it easy.
J0J0

Anonymous said...

Naive question below...

'If you want to take advantage of the barn door do you sell and then buy without actually confirming?'

Thanks guys

Assistant Manager said...

You need to confirm/save your changes to take advantage of the barndoor

Anonymous said...

AM, you think its time to give up on Boateng (missed out on Kolorov and was nice having a sub 5 Man City defender)

Anonymous said...

i think i gonna stick with nasri although im a united fan.
his on form right now.

Anonymous said...

robo
kolorov carr pantsil
nasri vdv etherington brunt
balotelli rooney torres

FLScott said...

Wow, First time not near AM, but this is what I'm rolling so far:

Green

V. Kompany
A. Kolarov
J. Bosingwa
Míchel Salgado

S. Hunt
C. Gardner
R. Meireles

J. Elmander
D. Welbeck
K. Doyle

Comments appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Kevin Davies served his 5 YCs suspension in September against Burnley in a Carling Cup tie. Prior to his YC last weekend for a long long time, he picked up the 5 YCs in consecutive games! (4 EPL, 1 Carling Cup)

Now that he had 1 last weekend, he could be on a streak on YCs again! Personally, I think I'll avoid picking him... :-P

kwyjibo said...

The points adjustment dropped me by 3 points to 89, which I'm pretty sure has sealed my blog cup fate.

But, I'm feeling ok about the coming week, even with 2 potential zeros, with:

Hart
Kol(@4.43)-Baines-Kompany
VdV(@6.14)-Silva-Adam-Etherington-Meireles
Balotelli-Odemwingie

Still may make a couple of changes. I'm not sure about keeping Meireles, and Adam isn't as appealing at 9 as he was at 5.40. We'll see...

Kellz said...

102pts moved me to 402th! My highest position to date!

Currently at:

Fabianski (long term @6mil)
Bale, Coleman, Kolarov
Downing, Ethrington, Nasri, VDV, Pires
Torres, Balotelli

Really, really like the team, maybe thats a bad omen, but will most likely stick to this until team news friday

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

FANTASY FAB FILLERS - Week 17 -
Here's the best of the rest at under 7:

GK
Howard - Evert 4.97 ** h
Carson - WBrom 4.15 * a
Friedel - AVilla 6.49 * h

DF
Collins - Stoke 6.51 ** h
Richards - MCity 6.00 ** a ?
Robinson - Bolton 4.91 ** h
Pantsil - Ful 5.45 * h
Elokobi - Wolv 4.95 ** h
Koscielny - Ars 5.35 * a

MF
Silva - MCity 5.97 ** a
Thomas - WBrom 6.85 ** a
Fahey - Bham 6.71 ** a
Whitehead - Stoke 6.04 ** h
Rodwell - Evert 3.48 ** h ?
Babel - Lpool 6.52 ** a
Touré - MCity 6.17 * a

FW
Fuller - Stoke 6.64 ** h
Carew - AVilla 4.37 ** h ?
Beckford - Evert 6.18 ** h
Zigic - Bham 5.02 * a

* bargain pick; ** top pick
a = away match; h = at home; ? = check team sheets!

Good luck to you all
Pauly

Kellz said...

@MPFC: Thats the big question right now, keep Nasri @11mil or not? My thinking is that Nasri probably won't do to much next week even with a goal, but the problem is he is really on form. He showed that again in the CL tonight. Arsenal play @Utd, Stoke, Chelsea, looks tough but maybe Nasri is the new go to guy to pull Arsenal out of the flames. For me I will keep him one more week, if he can't cut it against Utd then he may not be able to on Chelsea (who Arsenal already lost to)

@FLS: Robert Green is going to get shelled by Balotelli, does that mean lots of saves? Probably, but I would be scared s**tless to have Green facing Citeh's attack. Otherwise looks good, but I feel you could make some more changes. Meirales may have to go if Gerrard's back, he'll resume FK's. Salgado is away to a good Bolton side, won't be CS there. Kompany has done pretty good, but I feel hes too expenisve, Boateng is cheap if you still want a Citeh defender.

Good luck

Thomas said...

Dropping Nasri is a big tisk, he can score against anyone at the moment.

Think I'll have to keep him and Pederson in their current form but maybe change pederson for etherington.

Anonymous said...

AM...will Jo pair up with Balotelli this week, since Tevez is suspended?

Anonymous said...

no love for Nani even with tough match-ups? He's been racking up a lot of phantom points even when he played shite, no?

kik

FLScott said...

@ Kellz - Thanks for the advice, probably going Friedel / Balotelli instead.

Anonymous said...

Any news on Barton? I can't seem to find any news on him. Sure there's off the pitch drama but LIV have been poor on the road this year and Barton has been real consistent.

Also, here's another cheapie defender to consider: Ricketts (BOL) 6.32

Good luck all

TJ

Dave said...

What about Jo? With Tevez suspended, does he partner Balotelli? If so he could hardly not return his value (4.0) against West Ham.

Anonymous said...

I dropped Nasri, which i think is a mistake. You'd play Nani and Malouda, home or away, against any opposition. So why drop Nasri?

Ebi

Billy said...

Any news on Boateng. Should I continue to naively hold onto him at 4.5 or is his time in Man City done?

Anonymous said...

help pls...\m/

1)
silva - rooney
or
downing - k.jones..

2)
keep nasri?
-lost duties to other players and chance to score against manutd quite low...


/eddy

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ZubaR said...

My team looks like;

P. Robinson
Kolarov - Elokobi - Koscielny
Etherington - T. Cahill - D. Silva - Downing
Balotelli - Rooney - Torres

Comments appreciated!

Bojan said...

bosingwa out... ferreira in... bale to score against this really bad player... i am close to picking Bale at full price...

Komeng said...

@Bojan, just buy him. He isbound to score big points...

Komeng

komeng said...

anyone fancy Mr. Pennant this weekend?

Anonymous said...

Anyone have any news on Holden?
Will he start do you think?
Any replies much appreciated
Pauly

Anonymous said...

@above post
Ok Ive found what Iwas looking for about Holden:
http://www.bwfc.co.uk/page/General/0,,1004~2239821,00.html
Pauly

Miec said...

@ZuBaR
There is no need to keep PRobbo as T.Howard (i would be surprice if he concede and more than surprise if he concede more than 1) is under 5.
Kolarov is suspended so i guess that yuou have him at 4.4.
Koscielny will propable be carded + not a big chance of a clean sheet so i advice you to go with P.Robinson (Bolton's def) or Pantsil.
Rooney is some mistery for me (personally i avoid him, better get nani if you want ManUtd player).
Torres might be rubbish as he has every reason to be wild-eyed but Elmander looks like good pick in forward.

I'm quite uncertain, especially in defence. It looks like:
Howard
Robinson Coleman Komapny
Adam Etherington Downing Meireles Dempsey
Balotelli Elmander

with 2 points in bank. Any ideas where to improve?

Anonymous said...

Pardew confirmed with 5.5 yr contract. man alive ! . mike ashley has got to be a mackem fan ! .


back to the post. a great one as usual. gotta disagree slightly about bolton's clean sheet chances. blackburn (bizarrely i know) have the joint best record on " fail to scores", just 2 along with man u & ars.

http://www.soccerstats.com/scoring.asp?league=england

and only wolves have a worse record for clean sheets that bolton. ( just 1 on 1st day of season ) .

also hansen pointed out on motd last sat that bolton's defending was abysmal.

& bolton have beat bl'burn at the reebok since 1998.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_6560544,00.html


they're certainly due a win and a few of my bolton friends would love that, but they are not confident at all about the clean sheet.

S.P.

Anonymous said...

correction - that should be- bolton have NOT beat bl'burn at the reebok since 1998.

S.P.

Joshtottenham said...

Nasri is an interesting one. He only gets points for goals...but he is scoring a lot of goals. I think I'll keep him for now, but I don't see him as a Malouda or Nani type that will get you 8-10 regardless of scoring. He should be, but isnt. Makes him more difficult to hold in harder games, because its harder to beat 3 players and score than it is to make a few decent crosses and maybe a long shot on target.

Any Arsenal fans, is Nasri just a poor free kick taker? Other players get 5+ points out of taking kicks a game, Nasri seems to get 0, suggesting his corners/wide ones never reach Arse players, and shots aren't on target.

Assistant Manager said...

POST UPDATED - ALL ANALYSIS COMPLETE

Blog Cup results to follow this afternoon...

Anonymous said...

@Josh
Nasri isn't really bad at set pieces, but from some reason Arshavin and Wilshere are taking all the corners for Arsenal, while there aren't many free kicks in a game and the ones he take are not ALWAYS accurate, even if they are quite good. He's not a classical winger like Nani or Malouda - he's more fitted to the playmaker role, actually - so the points from him are certain by no means. Yet, I believe that he's on a great scoring form and might score vs ManU, and he is usually very active in the "big" games rather than in the less "important" ones. I'm keeping him @11, at least until Fabregas returns.

SF

Anonymous said...

If Arsenal scores Nasri will be involved, i also think Wenger wants Nasri around the box that's why he's no longer on Corners and 'indirect free kicks'.
This week i even prefer Cahill to Nasri but i can't fit either as i think i've got better options elsewhere.

Ebi

rwlwhite said...

I know it's not for a few weeks, but I had forgotten Cahill is eventually going to leave for the Asian Cup in January...

http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/premier-league/2010/12/09/2252970/everton-defender-phil-jagielka-we-will-not-dwell-when-we

Anonymous said...

here is how my team looks like now..
T.Howard
Kolarov - Kompany - Coleman
Etherington - T. Cahill - Jarvis - Nasri - Downing
Balotelli - Elmander

would it be better a better choice if i sell Downing & Jarvis to get Torres & Silva ?
TheC1

goYETI said...

howard
bale coleman richards
rodwell cahill silva meireless etherington
torres balotelli

this is my team.
confused abt richards though.

Anonymous said...

is tevez suspended??

Anonymous said...

yes tevez is suspended

gyan said...

My Team:

P. Robinson (@3.78)
Coleman, Baines, P. Robinson
Meireles (@6.65), Nasri (@12.21), Cahill, Etherington, Silva
Balotelli (@5.7), Elmander

Thoughts?

I'm tempted to switch PRob to Howard and downgrade Nasri

Merv XI [AM.Blog] said...

Wow it's great to finally be acknowledged as one of the top 50 after 3/4 seasons playing YFF. To be honest, I didn't take all of AM's advices, I took many risks this season. Some paid off, and some didn't. Though AM did help me alot in my selection!

My current team after BD

[PRob]
Kolarov Skrtel [Konchesky]
Brunt MGP Etherington [Tchoyi]
Balotelli Odemwingie [Torres]

My unsaved team:

[Howard]
Kolarov Skrtel [Shawcross/Konchesky]
Brunt MGP Etherington [Cahill]
Balotelli Odemwingie [K.Davies]

I have PRob at a huge discount, like many others, but I have a feeling PRob will let in a few to Bolton. I think Howard's a safer bet.

Kolarov stays for the 0. NUF aren't that bad at scoring, and having both Skrtel and Konchesky would be putting too many eggs in one basket. Nevertheless, Shawcross only had 1 SOT this whole season, he's no longer the Shawcross he was last season. I highly doubt he'll get a CS anyway.

I have Brunt, MGP and Eth at discounts. MGP's next 4 games after @Bolton are pretty easy. Super Mario is a must-have with Carlitos out. K.Davies is my wild guess, might pop up with a brace, or a YC. It seems like most of the people here are waiting for Torres to explode and pick him up on the BD.

Anonymous said...

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/09122010/63/baggies-duo-doubtful-villa-clash.html

Ahhh chris Brunt be healthy

Anonymous said...

i'm 21,004 overall, can i add this elite [AM.Blog] on my team name?

Anonymous said...

there is nothing elite about the tag, it's just to showing you're a blog reader, anyone can add it!

Anonymous said...

my current team:

p robinson
richards baines coleman
nasri meireles etherington silva
balotelli elmander fuller

Comments appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Robinson

Robinson Baines Bale

Etherington Pennant Etuhu Silva Cahill

Elmander Balotelli

Anonymous said...

ANY NEWS ON NOLAN ???

Thomas said...

I hear what you're sayng on keeping a cheap keeper am, especially when you look at robinsons fixtures after this week and his price has gone to 8.64

But

There is a massive chance of him getting a heavy minus score this week with your elmander banging them in against him and he'll be pickable at a 5ish price next week.

Just sayin

Anonymous said...

help please..

albrighton + kompany

or

silva + baines

thanks.. =)

Anonymous said...

WHAT DO U GUYS AND AM THINK ABOUT COLEMAN ??? MAYBE ANICHEBE WILL PLAY ??? ANY NEWS ??

THANKS

joxt said...

Hi, confused weeks again @_@

my temp team right now are

robbo
bale, baines, berra / pantsil
nasri(@8,19), etherington, meireles, silva
balo, elmander, doyle

still confused, is it time to use silva or not..
etherington / pennant @_@
and then agbonlahor, downing and coleman still in my mind, downing and coleman, p.robinson still in my saved team, but not much different from current price..
confused about barton / nolan and richards too..

too much combi this week..

btw, any suggestion are welcome :)

GENIUS said...

dare u speak to me??

GENIUS-

gman26 said...

Friedel
Kolarov/Skrtel/Kompany/Shawcross
Silva/Nasri/Cahill
Drogba/Balotelli/RVP

Don't sleep on Robin. He likes playing against the big teams. will he start? I guess so. I could lose Skrtel. Any suggestions?

Merv XI [AM.Blog] said...

This is going to be really hard. I'm already taking a 0 from Kolarov, and a possible -ve from Howard. Now Brunt and Odemwingie are doubtful. I'm going to wait for the news before making changes to Brunt and Odemwingie.

Anonymous said...

@genius - so whats ur prediction on this week's scorers?

jfk0124 said...

my team right now
robbo(should i switch him to howard)
bardsley,s.taylor,boateng(4.35)
Vdv(6.14),nani,nasri,barton
elmander,berba(11.64), super mario

Guys,please voice your thought of myn team...
which player should I change ?

Anonymous said...

yeah its a very2 confusing week, again.
my team right now.

robbo
bale coleman konchesky
nani VdV brunt adam nasri
balotelli berba(11.64)

don't know about keeping berba
should i keep him atleast for one more week?

Anonymous said...

PLEASE COMMENT! jasskelainen, bale,coleman,huth,malouda,brunt(not sure),silva, nasri,ballotelli,carroll, chamakh

Anonymous said...

@jfk0124 u shuld either keep berba or nani.u shuld switch on nasri for nani

Anonymous said...

PLEASE COMMENT! jasskelainen, bale,coleman,huth,malouda,brunt(not sure),silva, nasri,ballotelli,carroll, chamakh

Anonymous said...

jfk0124: wow... u keep quite some players there, your week16 must have been a teribble with boateng, vdv, nani, barton, berba all not playing! i think berba won't perform against ars, he practically did nothing in CL.
those who doesn't keep players would definitely gain some ground last week.

anom 8.31: doesn't like malouda and chamakh against top5 teams.

GENIUS said...

i need 20 ppl that want to hear my prediction that 100% COMFIRM!!!.. raise u hand!!

GENIUS-

donut said...

Going away for weekend from now which means no more FF for me from now but that's a good thing as I have spent too much time looking at my team over the past month going from c400 to c1500 in that time (although somehow hanging on in the blog cup!)
Stuck on

Cech (@11 is a season keeper for me and I'll take the rough with the smooth!)
Bale Kolarov (barring injury I will have them all season too) Coleman
Dunn Gardner Pennant (can't afford Eth) AYoung
Elm Ballotelli KJones

I don't like it, but I'm sticking with it

Thanks for the excellent blog AM, loving the format, and good luck to all this week!!

Anonymous said...

you're stupid GENIUS..geniusly stupid...

Anonymous said...

Downing or elmander?
Pls help

Anonymous said...

I've got a problem. I have arshavin with 2mil discount, nasri with 2, vdv with 6, kolarov with 4, baloteli with 3, bale with 2.... What should i do?
Ricardo

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