Saturday, 15 January 2011

Week 23 - My Team

Szczesny

  Bale   Heitinga   Kolarov

Bentley   Adam   Lampard  VdV

   Dzeko   Van Persie   Tevez

I'm fairly happy with my team this week. There are certainly doubts in there (Kolarov, Bentley & Dzeko) but I decided the roll the dice because if they play they could all score very well. I constantly seem to be stuck between 250th-350th in the standings so these risks are necessary if I'm to push on towards the Top 100.

Carson had been enabling a strong outfield 10, but once I decided I definitely didn't want the zero I brought in Szczesny as he'll continue in goal for Arsenal & faces a West Ham team with dead-man-walking manager, Obinna suspended & Parker a major doubt. To make this trade my original pick of Aurelio (who was a doubt anyway) had to be downgraded to the dirt cheap Heitinga & I had to keep Adam at discount instead of Brunt. That may not be a bad thing as next week is a double for Blackpool.

Speaking of the double, please remember when do your barndoor work that the following teams have two games in Week 24:

Blackpool (Sunderland, ManU)
Man Utd (Birmingham, @Blackpool)
Wigan (@Arsenal, AV)
Aston Villa (ManCity, @Wigan)
Liverpool (@Wolves, Fulham)
Fulham (Stoke, @Liverpool)

I'll leave it there! Please let me know what you ended up with, who's coming in on the barndoor...and good luck!

Cheers,
AM

(p.s. Big thanks to Hans for doing the Blog Team this week :)

76 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alamak... cannot ah...

greginho said...

good luck all.
i have ben foster
crainey, zat night, marc wilson
van der vaart, cesc, barton, bentley
van persie, tevez, leon best
i am going with some different players than everyone else. crainey and zat night are getting fantasy points regargless of clean sheet and wilson is now in the midfield.
barton is good for 9 or more every game and bentley is a long term pick.
i decided to go up to tevez from torres as i see more points from him. leon best was confirmed a starter, so i am rolling the dice on him, i am not expecting a hat trick

Miecio said...

I am totally surprise. It is first team with two City's strikers I have ever seen. I thought it would be impossible to get 2 playing city's forward as long as Mancini is in charge.
I have some second thoughts about Szczesny (in fact i'm Pole (as he is) + Arsenal fan).
I went with Stockdale and I would propably regret it as well :)

Stato said...

Very similar team to you AM except I've gone for Carson, Kompany, Stam.

Is next week the Blog Cup for those of us fortunate enough to be in it?

Anonymous said...

Dempsey for BD??? solid pts scorer...

Dave2 said...

Many nice attacking options for the double week: Nani, Roon, Downing, Albrighton, Torres, Meireles, N'Zogbia, Watson, Rodallega, Adam, Dempsey, and more...

I'm looking at:

Carson
Kola, Pantsil, Caldwell
VDV, Nani, Downing, Adam
Dzeko, Torres, Roda

Nani is VERY expensive, but a must for 2 games. Downing has a great average and has scored a few goals + will take some FKs. Adam has started to shoot more and get YFF points after a dip in form, and VDV for 6.xx stay. I like selfish Roda up front - lots of SOTs, but might swap him for N'Zog or Dempsey. Let's hope Torres finds his form for the double week. In defence - who cares! LOL Double game defenders never ever seem to score well for me, so may as well go cheap cheap.

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Bobby said...

This week i've gone for:

Szczesny
Bardsley koscienly salcido
VDV, Henderson, C Adam, Bentley, Nasri
Dzeko, D Campbell

I'm taking a risk with dzeko and bentley hope it pays off..

Doraemon said...

Hi, here is my team for this week

Szczesny
Pantsil Caldwell Jara
VDV Bentley Brunt Lampard
RVP Tevez Sturridge

With RVP+Tev, I can't afford dzeko so i put Sturridge instead

Ian Sanderson said...

Szczesny
Bosingwa Koscielny Cole
Adam VDV Fabregas Lampard Bentley
RVP Dzeko

Arse, Chel clean sheet would be nice.
Evra and Reina will probly come in for the DG.







RVP Dzeko

Anonymous said...

Al Habsi
Kolarov Agger Zabaleta
Nani VdV Lampard Nasri Albrighton
VanPersie Sturridge

with the possible signing of Makoun and A.Young coming back, Albrighton might not start the 2 games.

Sulldaddy said...

I feel pretty good this week. Lots of all-star players should score well.

Szczesny/bale,kolarov,cathcart/vdv, lamps,adam,bentley,fab/caroll(5.96), RVP


I think dembele is a BD target for me for the double if he is back for FUL. Should score well and the opponents are not stellar.

good luck this week!!

BL said...

AM, you have a very strong team there!

kwyjibo said...

Rolling the dice a bit this week, too. Although I was fortunate enough to get Nani at 'only' 17.00. Let's just hope he plays through the double week, and doesn't get rested for one of the games.

I had been looking for a replacement for Koscielny in back, but then I overslept past the deadline this morning, so got stuck with him. (No, I'm not in the UK, I didn't sleep until noon! The deadline for me is 7AM)

Ended up with:
Hart
Kol-Kos-Coleman
VdV-Adam-Nani-Bentley-Brunt
RvP-Dzeko

I sure hope Kolarov-Bently-Dzeko get playing time...

Kendo said...

On barndoor for double

Reina
Skrtel bale Stam
Vdv Adam Vaughan Downing diame
V pers Varney

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donut said...

Very similar to you AM, in fact Nani for Tevez ridiculously the only difference!!

Szczcszny
Kolarov Bale Heitinga
Lampard Adam Nani Bentley VdV
RVP Dzeko

Dzeko and Kolarov "dice roll" as good as it can be so far with both starting!!

Good luck everyone!!

Donut

Anonymous said...

i need help for the double week.

reina+ kelly or evra+carson.

will evra score big in 2 games than reina n kelly combined? hard to decide cause of liverpool poor form.

donut said...

by the way, just a thought - I know you do a large amount of work but it would be good if you would just note down the final blog team at the same time as posting yours? Just an idea, as I am always interested to know the team the group has voted!
donut

Anonymous said...

dzeko is starting .

Anonymous said...

My team

Stockdale
Bale Koscielny Heintiga
VDV Adam Bentley Lampard
DJ Campbell Dzeko RVP


Den

Anonymous said...

To malaysian..(the 1st reply)
please don't make noise at here..

Anonymous said...

how many minutes a player has to play in order to get points for a Clean sheet?

MuKaHaNTu said...

@Anon 3.52: Best way to fend off troll is to ignore them. They'll disappear in no time.

@Anon 5.00: 75 minutes if I'm not mistaken.

Anonymous said...

who worth barndooring for DGW?

rwlwhite said...

yay for rvp and carlito!

jddh1982 said...

I had Ivanovic and at the last minute decided to drop him in favor of Kelly (liverpool) with the double in sight.

Anonymous said...

I keep picking lampard. Dropping lampard and nasri for the double week.

SfSS said...

141,5 with VDV to play, definitely best week this year :) gotta be very happy tonight

Anonymous said...

122.5 with Bentley left...

rwlwhite said...

115.5 with VDV and Bentley to go. not yet my best week of the season (unless those two above do something special tomorrow), but I have moved up 388 places to 667th overall! My highest rank of the year so far! Quite surprised though with the jump, I wouldn't have thought it possible to move up that number of places being near the top 1000ranks

Anonymous said...

77 with bale, vidic, bentley, vdv and torres left. very mediocre, very djemba-djemba.

gman26 said...

106 with Nani, VDV and Bentley left. Myhill the only buzzkill. I got rid of Odemwingie during his game. I doubt he'll do that again.

Anonymous said...

if we still have players for today games can we bring in players for the double alr?

Anonymous said...

@anon 11:39 - yes. once the usual noon deadline is up, any changes you make will be for the following gameweek.

Anonymous said...

is makoun aston villa available? someone pls update if makoun available....

Anonymous said...

101 with Nani, Heitinga, Bentley, VDV and Carr left

Anonymous said...

Alamak... cannot ah... i'm not from malaysia, the land of moustaches and rebonded long-haired guys...

Anonymous said...

Week 23 Team:

Szczesny
Kolarov Carr Heitinga
Nani VDV Lampard Bentley
RVP Tevez Dzeko


BD Team so far:

Reina
Kolarov GaryCaldwell Agger
Nani VDV Albrighton Meireles
Dzeko Torres Rooney

Anonymous said...

reina ? IMHO,i really can't take him since he give me -9 in 2 games..

Anonymous said...

I'll go with Reina if his price drops today.

Affiliate Home Business said...

Who did you all barndoor this week? shucks... i regret letting Kolarov go this week! damnit!

Anonymous said...

Told you kolarov was going start alongside zabaleta, it's becoming easy to predict mancini.

Anonymous said...

How Aston villa hired Houllier I will never understand.Makoun? A squad player in ligue 1, when you have Albrighton downing Young etc..

Anonymous said...

hey guys mind to giv some ideas?

Meireles or N zogbia for next week?

Anonymous said...

Which keeper do yall BDing? I think I'll go for a DGer and its between Reina, Stockdale and Friedel.

Van der Saar is too expensive, Kingson plays ManU and is also expensive, and Al Habsi travels to Arsenal.

Anonymous said...

P.Robinson is just 5.54 playing westbrom, better than all double gamers imo.

Anonymous said...

which combo is better for double week.

reina n kelly or evra n carson?

do u all think evra will score more points than reina n kelly?


please need help b4 the prices change.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 2.44pm

It's safer to go for kelly and reina..

Anybody can give me a suggestion whether i should go for duff or nzogbia?

Anonymous said...

thanka anon 3pm i think i will go with kelly n reina.

on your question about duff or nzogbia i picked nzogbia for my team he gets alot of points than duff .

good luck.

Anonymous said...

plus nzogbia always give arsenal hard time n if he stay away from trouble.

Anonymous said...

torres's 5th yellow card?!
does that mean he'll missed the next match along with gerrard?

Anonymous said...

@Anon4:01
Torres will be suspended according to Yahoo's live commentary.

My question is should I swap Nasri@11.25 for Albrighton?

-W.M.Wong

Anonymous said...

anyone have link to manU vs Spurs? live

Anonymous said...

Reina dropped to 5.6. FML i think thats enough to entice me to pick him again for the double week

Anonymous said...

vidic looks injured(hamstring) should i drop him for evra b4 they update?

Anonymous said...

Ahahaha Nani price rise this week. Yahoo, you're too funy

Anonymous said...

nzogbia,downing,charlie adam or dempsey,albrighton,(c ada or nzogbia)

which one is better for the double game n who should i keep between adam/nzogbia?

please help i have c adamon discounted price.

Kellz said...

Torres shouldn't be suspended as the 5 YC rule only applies until january 1st. Seeing as it is now the 16th, the new suspension starts at 10 YC accumulated, so he should be fine to play.

Kellz said...

@Anonymous 7:39pm: Keep Adam, hes the primary PK taker and Fk taker. Can't go wrong especially at discount. Can't say the same for NZog.

kwyjibo said...

The decision to go with Nani over Tevez cost me reaching 100 points this week. Only 84 for the week. Hopefully Nani can redeem himself during the double week...

Anonymous said...

Hmm it's gonna be hard to decide with those DG in the upcoming week.. Think i'll load my team with all DGs, but dunno whether it's wise..

One good question (IMHO) to ask is who's gonna replace rafael's place in MU?

-Cuy

Anonymous said...

i drop kolarov at 4.4 again as dropped bale and vdv last time at discount because of rumor that they will not start. i always won't take risk in player who may not start. but because of this, i lost so many! don't like this feeling!

travor J

Anonymous said...

Kolarov was dropped because of a slight injury though it wasn't in the news, try not to listen to rumours so much. It was annoying to even hear people calling Kolarov a bad player. There are players i don't like but i wont come here to convince people to drop them.

Anonymous said...

Ended week 23 with a satisfying 117 points.

My current week24 lineup:
stockdale*
kolarov, walker*, spector (filler)
vdv, adam*, meireles*, nani*,
rvp, johnson*, taylor-fletcher*

still holding torres, dzeko, bosingwa, caldwell, carson behind the scene.
Not sure about torres, some say he's banned, some say not. Is there a concrete answer here?

ebi s. said...

97.5, was hoping to get a 100pts but Nani VdV Agger and Albrighton could only give me 20.5 thanks mostly to Albrighton's 12.

wk24 atm

Reina
Kolarov Kelly Stam
Nani VdV Albrighton N'zogbia
Rooney Berbatov Dj Campbell

Anonymous said...

I'm still holding Van Persie in place of Berbatov but i'm thinking Berbatov over 2 legs will be better that Van Persie. Any thoughts on this? I know it's early but...

Anonymous said...

all I can say is that you are HUGE AM..... you got to be in the 160 range!!!! WELL DONE :)

Ole'
Tigers

Anonymous said...

Darren Bent for DG week? He has been linked with a shock move to Villa.

Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS: Sunderland accept £18m Darren Bent bid from Aston Villa - report

says Goal.com

-Blue Blooded

Josh said...

@Blue Blooded...

I just went Albrighton --> Bent assuming paperwork is all finalized (which it should be).

Anonymous said...

@Josh- i'm with you on that, Albrighton will probably lose his place to Bent, but i think Albrighton is the best crosser of the ball. Since i'm not the manager i'll just play it safe.

Anonymous said...

Albrighton was always going to score well with successful crosses and corners won but Bent will score poorly against Citeh. I wasn't fooled by the Bentley move and i'm sure i wont pick Bent also. It's either A. Young and Downing for me.

Anonymous said...

10 matches between Wigan and Villa, there have been 6 away wins and just 1 home win. So, i'll avoid Wigan players seeing they're away to Arsenal first.

Anonymous said...

I think it's unwise to make any further transfers because a lot of players will be switching clubs before the weekend.

Anonymous said...

I think it's unwise to make any further transfers because a lot of players will be switching clubs before the weekend.

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