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  • Youthist 18 Dec 2013 15:59:04 10,054 posts
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    10 of us in the league, and the loser every season has to pay for a night out for all the rest of the league - drinks, booze, and whatever "event" we are doing of the losers choosing. You also have to go to the bar all night for everyone and do everything (basically a slave).

    Comes to about 800 quid ish per year. I lost once (When Suarez couldn't score goals and all loller did was hit the post all season, and when Bent turned total shit). I do not want to lose again, ever.

    "Good chess players think one move ahead. Great chess players think two or three moves ahead."

  • Youthist 18 Dec 2013 15:59:15 10,054 posts
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    "Good chess players think one move ahead. Great chess players think two or three moves ahead."

  • imamazed 18 Dec 2013 16:01:56 5,881 posts
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    Did you end up sleeping with a [REDACTED]?

    Was it banter?

    Edited by imamazed at 16:02:38 18-12-2013
  • President_Weasel 18 Dec 2013 16:06:27 9,560 posts
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    robc84 wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    I wouldnt put Remy in. I gave him the nod a few weeks ago and put paid to his good run almost immediately.
    I thought that was me...
    Oh good, maybe it wasn't me after all. I am pretty sure I jinxed Fonte though; I might have got away with just Luke Shaw but putting them both in my team was just mean to Southampton.

    I definitely didn't jinx West Brom though; transferring in two West Brom defenders was idiotic from the beginning.
  • nickthegun 18 Dec 2013 16:23:08 60,951 posts
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    I ran over an albatross when i put in Anelka at the beginning of a year.

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • robc84 18 Dec 2013 16:24:54 5,944 posts
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    President_Weasel wrote:
    robc84 wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    I wouldnt put Remy in. I gave him the nod a few weeks ago and put paid to his good run almost immediately.
    I thought that was me...
    Oh good, maybe it wasn't me after all. I am pretty sure I jinxed Fonte though; I might have got away with just Luke Shaw but putting them both in my team was just mean to Southampton.

    I definitely didn't jinx West Brom though; transferring in two West Brom defenders was idiotic from the beginning.
    It's ok. Fonte was me too.
  • Youthist 18 Dec 2013 16:26:57 10,054 posts
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    How come Fonte is now bench warming? Does anyone know if it is due to an injury or is he now just out of favour?

    "Good chess players think one move ahead. Great chess players think two or three moves ahead."

  • Deckard1 18 Dec 2013 16:27:02 29,094 posts
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    I bet none of these players dips in form has got anything to do with any of you putting them in your fantasy football teams. I bet you.

    Fish fingers and chips pretty straight forward.

  • robc84 18 Dec 2013 16:27:51 5,944 posts
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    Deckard1 called it
  • reddevil93 18 Dec 2013 16:31:59 11,934 posts
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    Na, I imagine they all check if the percentage of teams they're in has gone up or down on a Friday night and decide to be shit or not, the bastards.

  • TheSaint 18 Dec 2013 16:40:20 14,696 posts
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    Youthist wrote:
    How come Fonte is now bench warming? Does anyone know if it is due to an injury or is he now just out of favour?
    He's struggling with a minor injury, definitely still first choice when fit.
  • Youthist 18 Dec 2013 16:43:44 10,054 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    Youthist wrote:
    How come Fonte is now bench warming? Does anyone know if it is due to an injury or is he now just out of favour?
    He's struggling with a minor injury, definitely still first choice when fit.
    Cheers. Plus they have been shedding goals since around the time he went out, right?

    "Good chess players think one move ahead. Great chess players think two or three moves ahead."

  • motti82 18 Dec 2013 16:49:35 2,905 posts
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    I find with FF, don't waste money on the bench. Put all your money on a first 11 that will pay every week.

    Here's my team now:-

    Mignolet

    Coleman
    Baker
    Rosenior

    Nasri
    Y. Toure
    Barkley
    Ozil

    Giroud
    Suarez
    Negredo

    Bench of Boruc, Turner, Vlaar and Ward-Prowse. Had Suarez as Captain since he started back and not looked back.
  • President_Weasel 18 Dec 2013 16:54:56 9,560 posts
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    Barkley's been turning in excellent performances that don't equate to points in FF. Also even the 'guaranteed starters' aren't guaranteed to start, especially at this time of year with fixture congestion and fatigue accumulating. You want to try to find cheap bench players who are likely to get a game, in case one or two of your better mans get rested.
  • TheSaint 18 Dec 2013 16:59:31 14,696 posts
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    Youthist wrote:
    TheSaint wrote:
    Youthist wrote:
    How come Fonte is now bench warming? Does anyone know if it is due to an injury or is he now just out of favour?
    He's struggling with a minor injury, definitely still first choice when fit.
    Cheers. Plus they have been shedding goals since around the time he went out, right?
    We had a few bad games but only conceding one against City and Newcastle wasn't bad considering.

    Hard to know really. If Spurs aren't looking any more dangerous tonight then he could be a good shout.
  • Trowel 18 Dec 2013 17:58:30 18,016 posts
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    Doesn't seem that long ago that I was huddled around a copy of 90 Minutes at school haggling for Tony Yeboah and Alan Shearer. I remember picking up Andy Impey for free toward the end of one season and him basically winning it for me single handedly. Four substitutes all season those days.
  • captbirdseye 18 Dec 2013 18:13:28 5,252 posts
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    Soccer Stars via post was the best footie fantasy game ever.
  • Trowel 18 Dec 2013 23:08:57 18,016 posts
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  • IMO 18 Dec 2013 23:38:22 5,712 posts
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    Where's Eboue and his tiger outfit?
  • Syrette 19 Dec 2013 00:16:41 44,055 posts
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    Our lot did it better.

  • Dougs 19 Dec 2013 09:43:41 69,002 posts
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    There was a moment last night when Sherwood pirouetted on his heel to berate the fourth official & Big Sam shouted,......"You're getting the hang of it" before laughing uproariously.

    :D
  • grey_matters 19 Dec 2013 11:58:45 3,859 posts
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    Is Sherwood a bit of an arsehole? It's probably not fair to judge him too much on snippets of interviews but he's coming across as a bit...overly.
  • askew 19 Dec 2013 12:20:15 12,521 posts
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    The "sleeping like a baby, waking up crying" made me chuckle/cringe.
  • MrFlay 19 Dec 2013 14:18:24 1,019 posts
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    How does Adebayor get a game after he publicly celebrated Spurs getting a thrashing? Unless Assou-Ekotto used an unrelated photo out of context. And playing 4-4-2 with the kind of players Spurs have is odd.

    That Telegraph article about the behind the scenes trouble at Tottenham does not portray Levy in a very good light at all.

    Spurslol in conclusion.

    Edited by MrFlay at 14:18:48 19-12-2013
  • Punctum 19 Dec 2013 14:22:03 1,021 posts
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    @MrFlay
    I was thinking that myself about Ade being selected. Doesn't look good on Sherwood either.
  • Dougs 19 Dec 2013 14:25:18 69,002 posts
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    Or alternatively, new (interim) manager, clean slate.
  • MrFlay 19 Dec 2013 14:28:42 1,019 posts
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    He's not exactly new though. He's one of Levy's cronies and has been at the club for years now.
  • Dougs 19 Dec 2013 14:33:08 69,002 posts
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    Still now his team for the first time, so should be free to pick whoever he wants
  • Punctum 19 Dec 2013 14:43:24 1,021 posts
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    He is free to pick who he wants, I just don't think that sends a very good message. They shouldn't find any humour in their team losing 5-0, especially at home in front of their fans. Its disrespectful to the club. In fact, the fucker should've been fined.
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