Friday, 21 January 2011

Week 24 - Update

I usually write my full update post on Friday afternoons, but so far there has been very little relevant news & I'm about to head out with work on a "team bondage bonding" afternoon, bowling and drinking beer, so I'm not sure if I'll get the chance to get all the team & injury news to you until later tonight.

Until then I have added a link to each fixture below, which will take you through to Yahoo's Matchpack page. Yahoo update these pages with the latest news coming out of the manager's press conference's throughout the day, so it should come in useful...

Wolves v Liverpool
Arsenal v Wigan
Blackpool v Sunderland
Everton v West Ham
Fulham v Stoke
Man Utd v Birmingham
Newcastle v Tottenham
Aston Villa v Man City
Blackburn v West Brom
Bolton v Chelsea

As for my own team, I can't put together anything I'm really happy with as I'm badly hamstrung by the money invested in Bale & RvP, but I refuse to budge as there's still 14 weeks to go & those discounts will come in extremely handy! This is what I'll probably go with:

Reina, Caldwell, Kolarov, Bale, Anderson, VDV, Adam, Nani, Dembele, RvP, Torres


I'm almost certain I'll settle on Torres over Bent due to the better fixtures for Liverpool, so Walker has to be downgraded to Caldwell & Anderson comes in as a filler. He was rested at Spurs so he has a decent chance of starting one game and could feature in both, so for 4.7 I could do a lot worse. Dembele is my one big doubt - if team news can't confirm his starting status he'll probably go for Watson, Dzeko or Santa Cruz. I'm obviously missing great picks such as Meireles & Rooney, but I can't do anything about that unfortunately.

I'll be back tonight (probably very drunk) to update you on any major news you need to know. Until then, please let me know how your team is looking as we move within 24 hours of the biggest double-week of the season so far!

Cheers,
AM

88 comments:

GENIUS said...

genius 1st!!

Ash said...

what about Carson @ 1.0 to free up some cash? I had Reina for the last double and got -9!

Anonymous said...

AM - fellow readers, I'm considering N'zogbia, but as transfer rumors persist, is he still a viable candidate for the double week. - S

Anonymous said...

4th!!!

Encik Mawe

Anonymous said...

good point about nzogbia. the same goes for charlie adam. Liverpool, villa and probably other teams show interest in him.

Anonymous said...

kean seng here! i'm 4th! first time. hahah.

Affiliate Home Business said...

Yup, pretty much stuck with my bargains that I have gotten early in the season. Don't forget... i am a shrewd businessman! Wanna learn from me?

Anonymous said...

what about albrighton?? is he a good choice??
albrighton or vidic?

Miecio said...

Rooney / Downing or Rodallega / Nani ?

Affiliate Home Business said...

I would choose albrighton over vidic.

@miecio, Rooney and downing for sure man!

Anonymous said...

ashley young ro downing? which one should i go for?

Anonymous said...

OMG...are u drunk...and give us advise...hahahahaha...great....

stc3 said...

Albrighton may lose his starting place with Bent and Makoun now at Villa.

Anonymous said...

Looking at the starting positions listed on yahoo Albrighton is not there....

Anonymous said...

*
Starting line-up
o B. Friedel
o K. Walker
o R. Dunne
o J. Collins
o C. Clark
o N. Reo-Coker
o S. Petrov
o S. Downing
o A. Young
o D. Bent
o G. Agbonlahor
Subs
*
Starting line-up
o J. Hart
o P. Zabaleta
o K. Touré
o V. Kompany
o A. Kolarov
o Y. Touré
o N. de Jong
o G. Barry
o A. Johnson
o C. Tévez
o E. Dzeko
Subs

Anonymous said...

which one is better for this week santa cruz at home against west brom or carew away to fulham?

Anonymous said...

the line up on yahoo is just a predicted line up...theres players with doubts but yet inside the list...take it with a pinch of salt

Anonymous said...

Actual squad will only be out half an hour before the match kicks off.Cheers

Anonymous said...

Carson
nelsen,bale,kelly

vdv,nani,downing,dempsey,adam,

van persie,santa cruz.

i can bring ashley young instead of downing but hard to decide who is better to have for a double game.

will take any advice but thats my team for now.

Ken said...

Thank you.....I am never sure what to think.

I was not making changes based on it but....had my hand on the button!

Anonymous said...

http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2011/Jan/Rafael-fined-by-FA.aspx

gman26 said...

I don't see myself making many changes

Reina
Kolarov/Pantsil/Ferdninand
Nasri/VDV/Adam/Meireles
rvp/Rooney/Bent

A voice in my head keeps saying Glen Johnson but that would take too much restructuring. I could swap Pantsil for another Liverpool Defender like Agger or Walker. Agger might not make it through two games though.

Anonymous said...

has anyone thought about aurelio for liverpool, is he available, might he play??

kwyjibo said...

K. Walker + Meireles

OR

G Caldwell + Dempsey

I like Meireles better than Dempsey, but I'm worried that he may sit the second match with Gerrard coming back.

Anonymous said...

I had just finalized my team:

REINA
CALDWELL, SKRTEL, WALKER
ADAM, NANI, KUYT, LUCAS, DIAME
TORRES, RONNEY

Made some crazy decision to get rid off VDV from my team. I got a feeling that he might not get good point this week. Banking on 11 players from double gamers..

Good luck to all managers

Mr. DrA

Anonymous said...

Blaze team
reina
kolarov rio kos
nani meireles silva vdv
rooney torres Rvp

should i make some changes???
any comment

Anonymous said...

Howard
bale-kompany-sagna
nani-vdv-nasri-walcott
dembele-dzeko-beckford

with everton playing west ham i think i will have a good first match return from howard and beckford.. willing to take the risk with chelsea out of form..dembele will play if he is fit and he will go to work.

I am kinda stuck on some discounts though..this teams real value is 126,58 :O

Anonymous said...

Please help
G.Caldwell or J.Heitinga

Is it better to pick DGW or matchup ?
(caldwell could concede a few at arsenal )

Anonymous said...

Anon:

Caldwell a better pick.. Heitinga maybe left at the bench..Jagielka back in the team...

Mr. DrA

Anonymous said...

please help people should i get van der sar instead of downing? who will score big points?

van der sar can get 2 clean sheet n downing will have tough time against city maybe.just need some help.

Anonymous said...

Thank you

anon @ 5:19

Anonymous said...

Anon:

hard to predict who gonna score big points.. if we look into point consistency, i would say Downing a better choice than VDS.. So go for Downing..

Mr. DrA

Anonymous said...

J. Reina
Liverpool
Sell at 5.71
(market price 5.71)
DEFENDERS

K. Walker
Aston Villa
Remove
(buying at 6.08)
R. Stam
Wigan
Remove
(buying at 5.66)
Gary Caldwell
Wigan
Sell at 4.51
(market price 4.51)
MIDFIELDERS

R. Van der Vaart
Tottenham
Sell at 11.40
(market price 15.21)
Nani
Man Utd
Sell at 17.76
(market price 18.40)
N. Reo-Coker
Aston Villa
Remove
(buying at 2.84)
R. Meireles
Liverpool
Remove
(buying at 10.09)
FORWARDS

R. van Persie
Arsenal
Sell at 9.83
(market price 18.70)
D. Bent
Aston Villa
Remove
(buying at 11.04)
D. Berbatov
Man Utd
Remove
(buying at 14.27)
Comment on it please ^_^

Anonymous said...

Should I replace the suspended Torres with Berbatov or maybe upgrade two ther positions?

Anonymous said...

Anon:

Please read carefully..more than 20 people wrote Torres is NOT SUSPENDED!! So make sure he is in your team :-)

Mr. DrA

gaius marius said...

too many discounts...

foster @5.2

kolarov - bale - coleman

VdV - nasri - nani - vaughan

RvP - dzeko - rooney

only 3 DGers but replacement value 147.25

Anonymous said...

Foster will sure drop points, might as well get Reina. Drop Bale and Nasri and you free up some money for DGers.

Anonymous said...

Chalked up 7 DGers to try and beat my friends in private leauge.

J. ReinaLiverpoolSell at 5.71
(market price 5.71)

L. KoscielnyArsenalSell at 5.03
(market price 6.65
M. KellyLiverpoolSell at 5.98
(market price 5.98)
R. FerdinandMan UtdSell at 8.81
(market price 9.68)

R. Van der VaartTottenhamSell at 7.78
(market price 15.21)
C. AdamBlackpoolSell at 8.64
(market price 10.25)
D. SilvaMan CitySell at 4.63
(market price 6.06)
Ashley YoungAston VillaSell at 14.88
(market price 14.88)

W. RooneyMan UtdSell at 14.41
(market price 16.43)
R. van PersieArsenalSell at 9.33
(market price 18.70)
F. TorresLiverpoolSell at 14.54
(market price 14.57)

Given a lot of thoughts to this team. Think need a few tweaks? Comment apprieciated.

-JS

gaius marius said...

problem, anon, is that i have bale @ 13, nasri @ 8 and foster @ 5 -- all of them discounts of 5+. if i dump then i can't bring them back. and all have decent runs of matches against weaker opposition coming. even foster -- it's united this week, but he's the highest average-scoring keeper in the game and has had some big weeks against tough competition. meanwhile reina is as likely to put up minus-5 as plus-5.

Anonymous said...

@gaius i love your team, don't change it. I have 7dgers and the remaining 4 are players i have on discounts. I dropped Nasri and Lampard because their discounts wasn't much.

FranklyFrank said...

I have Torres on a 4 discount so id like to keep him but i dont want a zero this week while he is suspended so i'm torn !!

Anonymous said...

Frankly frank- you need to drop Torres because besides the suspension he's also out injured, early reports say he'll be out for a month.

Anonymous said...

Not only is he suspended but he's alledgedly on a one-man mission to do a geological expedition on Mars, blasting off tonight at midnight.
I think the suspension is just a rumour though
Pauly

Anonymous said...

Bale picked up a knock in the training today and will miss the game tomorrow. Watch out

Anonymous said...

Which goalkeeper is better?

Reina/Friedel/Szczesny?

Anonymous said...

JS your team sucks unfortunately.

Miecio said...

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/21012011/58/premier-league-fergie-ll-play-rafael.html

I think i'm gonna get Fabio into my team :)

Raconteur said...

I need some help picking the best XI:

Reina & Rooney & Walker
OR
Van Der Sar & Gary Taylor-Fletcher & Kolarov

I feel that Van Der Sar is guaranteed points, whereas Rooney isn't guaranteed points. But the 1st option is all 2 gamers. I'd welcome any thoughts.

Raconteur said...

To clarify, the 8 players I'm keeping are:

xxx
Kelly, caldwell, rioferdy5, xxx
VDV, nani, meireles
RVP, Bent, xxx

Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic blog, however there are several people providing poor information, know what you are talking about before posting.
MAB

Torres and Kenny Daglish said...

http://www.premierleague.com/page/Headlines/0,,12306~2272270,00.html

Affiliate Home Business Teaches You How To Make Money Online said...

I have read several of you guys posting on big discounts here and that but remember one thing, discounts are useless if your players do not perform consistently. Make sense?

Paul said...

Anyone see anmy glaring mistakes with this team:

Reina
Bale/Kelly/Caldwell
VDV/Adam/Nani/Carrick
Torres/Dzkeo/Bent?

any thoughts

Anonymous said...

stockdale
kompany, bardsley, g.caldwell
vdv, nasri, nani, adam, meireles
torres, dzeko

6 double-gamers

Affiliate Home Business Teaches You How To Make Money Online said...

@paul, I do not like your Caldwell.

Anonymous said...

stockdale
kompany, bardsley, g.caldwell, heitinga/kelly
vdv, nasri, nani,
rooney/torres, dzeko, bent

6 double-gamers

Anonymous said...

Paul -- Torres is suspended this week so drop him.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 1:21am & @Paul:

TORRES IS NOT SUSPENDED

The 5 Yellow Card rule was only up to 31st Dec 2010. From 1st January 2011 a player will need to reach 10 YCs before the second Sunday in April to get a 2 match ban. 15 YCs accumulation up to the last day of the season will get you a 3 match ban which will be carried over to the following season.

Torres received his 5th after 1st Jan 2011. He is available for both games in the upcoming double-week.

AM provided this info yesterday.....

Cheers
marco

Anonymous said...

Reina
Kolarov Caldwell Figueroa
Nani VDV Adam Albrighton Meireles
Torres Rooney

I had Friedel originally, but I'm kinda nervous that Man City are scoring quite a lot now. Upgrading to Reina means I need to have 2 Wigan defenders :(. Any suggestions?

KaNt@lGaYo '89 said...

Reina
Bale Coleman Kelly
VDV Adam Giggs Albrighton
Torres Dembele Bent

What do you think? I need an opinion please!!!

Das Boot 8 said...

It nearly killed me to do it, but I dropped VDV @11.4. If I had him at 6 it wouldn't have been a question, but I wanted to fit in VDS and Nani this week and that was the only feasible way for me to do it. Hopefully it works out.

VDS
Kolarov Caldwell Kelly Walker
Adam Nani Meireles
RVP Bent Dembele


Good luck everybody!

roonaldo said...

y nobody mention bout d.kuyt ????!!!!
anyone pls advise on this

Anonymous said...

what about rodallega??

Anonymous said...

bent or downing?

Anonymous said...

rodallega will have tough games

Anonymous said...

Hey AM,

How you so rich?

Kolarov, Bale, VDV, Adam, Nani, RvP, Torres

is a expensive price.
Which discount prices?

-RICHO-

Merv XI [AM.Blog] said...

RICHO, AM has Kolarov at 4+, Bale at 13, VDV at 5, Adam at 8, Nani at 17, RVP at 9 and Torres at 14.

It's not impossible.

Anonymous said...

I'm just too lazy too chance.. So this's my final: carson, kosc, kelly, caldwell, young, nani, adam, nzogbia, rodallega, ,agbon, rooney

-Cuy

bean said...

so many anon's, i miss the regulars

hello!

Anonymous said...

Hello anyone got suggestion about D.Etuhu from fulham?
Will he plays DG?
Thx for help

Anonymous said...

duff or dembele? pls help comment!!

Anonymous said...

is it wise to remove VDV FOR berbatov or torres???

Anonymous said...

carson,bale,koscielny,stam,VDV,nani,adam,m davies,RVP,dzeko,bent

Anonymous said...

gk: szczesny
def: r.stam bale coleman
mid: adam silva nasri anderson
frd: dj campbell berbatov RVP

Anonymous said...

that one above is mine. PLEASE COMMENT

Anonymous said...

@Anon 7:33, yes Etuhu will probably play DG.
@Anon 7:49, Duff is a better choice because there is no confirmation that Dembele will play.
@Anon 8:24, it depends on your discount for VdV. If you have a discount of 6 or even 11, then by all means keep him. At any rate, i would personally stay away from berbatov.
@Anon 8:37 you should drop dzeko, he doesnt have a DG and his price is pretty much the same as last week, you can get him on BD

--neoncoffee

Anonymous said...

Darren Bent&Meireles or Torres + Joe cole Comment please :D

Anonymous said...

joe cole? you having a laugh?

Anonymous said...

which forward will be u guys first priority? darren bent or Torres or Berbatov or Rooney? Please comment n give some advice ^_^

markygoods said...

Lads, Just ignore anyone who keeps saying Torres is suspended, everyone knows he's not suspended. They keep posting just to annoy people. Don't respond to their posts, it's no coincidence that they always post anonymous........

capiTeno said...

somebody help me... i can't decide... it's tearing me apart... my guts are churning... etc etc
downing+bent or albrighton+torres

capiTeno said...

... or even nani+varney !

Anonymous said...

ROONEY OR TORRES + bent dzeko

Anonymous said...

So many anon's, i miss the regulars like Bean, where is that guy these days?

Anonymous said...

Stockdale
Skrtel-Caldwell-Pantsil
Nani-Nasri-Adam-Meireles-Davies
Rooney-Dzeko

9 Double-Gamers
Please rate my team..

Kendo said...

Reina
Bale skrtel Painstil
Adam Vaughan downing Vdv carrick
V pers t-fletch

After much changing think I'm settled

Kendo

Anonymous said...

GOALKEEPERS

S. Carson
West Brom
Sell at 1.00
(market price 1.00)
DEFENDERS

G. Bale
Tottenham
Sell at 14.64
(market price 19.51)
M. Kelly
Liverpool
Sell at 5.98
(market price 5.98)
K. Walker
Aston Villa
Sell at 5.88
(market price 6.08)
MIDFIELDERS

S. Nasri
Arsenal
Sell at 8.19
(market price 13.21)
C. Adam
Blackpool
Sell at 5.43
(market price 10.25)
N. Reo-Coker
Aston Villa
Sell at 2.84
(market price 2.84)
Nani
Man Utd
Sell at 17.88
(market price 18.40)
FORWARDS

F. Torres
Liverpool
Sell at 14.57
(market price 14.57)
W. Rooney
Man Utd
Sell at 16.43
(market price 16.43)
E. Dzeko
Man City
Sell at 6.23
(market price 6.42)

rate my team plz..

Anonymous said...

@Capiteno
I like Nani/Varney
or
Downing/Bent
in that order
IMO !
Pauly

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