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Netley Lucas
post Dec 24 2017, 07:50 PM
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Phew! As kidZac was pulverising me with his Firmino, Coutinho, Sterling cap AND the 4pts I gave him, there weren't enough towels to throw in to make it all stop! laugh.gif Only an absolute monster from Harry could save me and a DDG fail, poor kid, gotta feel for him.
However the cold light of day shines brightly on my weaknesses and the bans & injuries continue to pile up faster than my mountain of empty bottles & cans.
I'm prepared to take a hit to sort Austin & Tark and hopefully Daniels & Naughton recover soon. The funds are 10.9m and are safe from dropping as both are a pip up.
As a defender is involved in the hit I'd like it to be a good one, not a rotation risk, not too fussed about the striker as long as he gets games, ie not a Niasse! laugh.gif

Crouch & Vertonghen?
Quaner & Otamendi?
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post Dec 24 2017, 08:29 PM
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Yep it was a good matchup wasn't it, told ya they'd do ok biggrin.gif Kidz as good as qualified anyway so I'm sure he'll move on quick.

Austin and Tark are the babies to go alright, both pairings you have highlighted have there upsides, Vert with a DG and Crouch seems to be playing every game now, he has a good matchup this week but Chelsea on new years eve, although he hasn't actually done anything in all those 90min starts, he has a habit of surprising though wink.gif

Otamendi is a monster at the mo and Quaner is almost assured of starts for another few games, 2 cracking home games if he gets them and more great fixtures if he can nail down a space permanently... it really is "you pays ya money and takes ya choice"

Gomez at 4.7m with 2 cracking home fixtures or Robertson at 4.6m even who's played 90 in the last 5 matches, pair either with Depoitre at 5.3m for a total outlay of £10m leaving 0.9m ITB for other fish later, I quite like that pairing as Depoitre has done really well in the last 3 matches bagging 3 goals, 2 assists and a load of Baps

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post Dec 24 2017, 09:49 PM
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QUOTE (crazylegs @ Dec 24 2017, 08:29 PM) *
Yep it was a good matchup wasn't it, told ya they'd do ok biggrin.gif Kidz as good as qualified anyway so I'm sure he'll move on quick.

Austin and Tark are the babies to go alright, both pairings you have highlighted have there upsides, Vert with a DG and Crouch seems to be playing every game now, he has a good matchup this week but Chelsea on new years eve, although he hasn't actually done anything in all those 90min starts, he has a habit of surprising though wink.gif

Otamendi is a monster at the mo and Quaner is almost assured of starts for another few games, 2 cracking home games if he gets them and more great fixtures if he can nail down a space permanently... it really is "you pays ya money and takes ya choice"

Gomez at 4.7m with 2 cracking home fixtures or Robertson at 4.6m even who's played 90 in the last 5 matches, pair either with Depoitre at 5.3m for a total outlay of £10m leaving 0.9m ITB for other fish later, I quite like that pairing as Depoitre has done really well in the last 3 matches bagging 3 goals, 2 assists and a load of Baps


Good suggestions. My only concern about the pool fb's is they can be rotated with TAA and Milner, plus Moreno can't be far off... so I wouldn't do that for a hit. It really has to be a premium defender. Ota isn't entirely safe from rotation either, Stones isn't far off, Vinny is back, Manga too. Be just my bloody luck to take a hit for him at the top price and he be rested by Pep! laugh.gif I don't really want a striker I have to start because RLC is playing well so the likes of Crouchy will do just to park at b1. Quaner is 0.2 cheaper though so that could help upgrade Rich to Lanzini if I went for Vertonghen. Not sure I'll be able to squeeze a spud milf in though so spammers x 2 may have to do.
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post Dec 25 2017, 01:38 AM
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Otamendi went up a pip to 6.3m


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post Dec 25 2017, 01:50 AM
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Having said all that, there's something about all these Boxing Day games without pre-match pressers that is a bit worrying. Could be taking a bloody hit for players who have knocks, could be rotated, could be sick, the sheets laugh.gif

Maybe it's best just to hold the transfers until before the weekend and just play what I have, might get XI out, might be 10 or 9.

The boring move is a free transfer for Ogbonna, Masuaku or Zanka. My only doubt about the hammers is that Collins is back and Rice can come in too - this could allow rotation of everyone at the back, not ideal. Zanka is an interesting pick, nicely priced, great little run of fixtures in an improving side. He's played every minute of every PL game, that's what you want - 1710'/1710'. 4.5 is a nice price and he's on 58pts, in the Daniels & Cresswell area so relatively good value. Has a couple of assists but goal threat is way down among the Morgans & Naughtons, if he gets one you've hit the jackpot.

It's a boring move but it's probably the right move as it just strengthens the defence a tad.
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post Dec 25 2017, 02:00 AM
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Well you have a full Christmas day to think it over Netters

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post Dec 25 2017, 02:01 AM
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And this just seals the deal! laugh.gif

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner has praised central defender Mathias Jorgensen for his sensational Christmas pledge, where he has offered to buy a pint for every Terriers fan that travelled to Southampton on Saturday.



Jorgensen – also known as ‘Zanka’ – promised to fork out for a pint for every Terriers fan who made the long trip to the south coast, and is ready to honour that vow for each of the 1,581 travelling supporters.

That could run the Dane’s bar tab close to £5,000, and Wagner hailed the gesture after the 1-1 Premier League draw at St Mary’s.
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post Dec 25 2017, 02:02 AM
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QUOTE (crazylegs @ Dec 25 2017, 02:00 AM) *
Well you have a full Christmas day to think it over Netters

Merry Christmas matey


Aye cheers mate, too early for a beer? laugh.gif
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post Dec 25 2017, 02:03 AM
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post Dec 25 2017, 02:11 AM
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Might have been lucky with Zanka, +100% but didn't rise. Not as though I need the 0.1 but it's nice to catch a break for a change.
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post Dec 25 2017, 10:25 AM
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Charlie Austin banned for 3 matches. Time to go.
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post Dec 25 2017, 11:47 AM
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QUOTE (rUuD_returns @ Dec 25 2017, 10:25 AM) *
Charlie Austin banned for 3 matches. Time to go.


Yeah but it's not free as I've bought Zanka, would cost 4pts for someone I probably wouldn't start. Not sure it's worth it tbh, unless I bench RLC and just go for a punt? Someone with a chance of a goal or 2? Crouch? Wilson? Okazaki? Mounie? Gray? Depoitre? DCL? Rondon? laugh.gif

Only Rondon is really nailed for every game and he's a bad striker, plus Gooners aren't great defensively so RLC could get something. Not sure I want to take a hit for bench cover but will certainly be looking at it again for next week.
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post Dec 25 2017, 12:03 PM
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Depoitre surely if you want to change things up


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post Dec 25 2017, 12:30 PM
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QUOTE (crazylegs @ Dec 25 2017, 12:03 PM) *
Depoitre surely if you want to change things up


Not nailed though mate, Mounie will take loads of his minutes. Only Rondon seems 100% nailed and he's bloody awful laugh.gif
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post Dec 25 2017, 12:37 PM
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I think the best thing is maybe leave it at Zanka then buy a cheapo - Crouch or Quaner - then there's enough to bring Vertonghen in for 22 and Adrian maybe for Hennessey, although the nightmare or Hart & Hennessey returning is very real indeed so maybe not. laugh.gif
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post Dec 25 2017, 12:43 PM
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17 CHE (H) 1 - 3 5 16 1G
18 WAT (A) 1 - 4 13 90 1G 2A 2BPS
19 SOU (A) 1 - 1 9 81 1G 3BPS

Worth rolling the dice regardless of minutes I reckon, 2 nice home fixtures, gotta be worth the 4 hit, if I had the units he would be in my side for Niasse


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post Dec 25 2017, 12:53 PM
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QUOTE (crazylegs @ Dec 25 2017, 12:43 PM) *
17 CHE (H) 1 - 3 5 16 1G
18 WAT (A) 1 - 4 13 90 1G 2A 2BPS
19 SOU (A) 1 - 1 9 81 1G 3BPS

Worth rolling the dice regardless of minutes I reckon, 2 nice home fixtures, gotta be worth the 4 hit, if I had the units he would be in my side for Niasse


Yeah, it's convincing and he's been bought up heavily. Do they all realise Mounie will probably start v sto though? laugh.gif Nah, not for a hit but I'll look at it again before the weekend.
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post Dec 25 2017, 01:21 PM
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QUOTE (Netley Lucas @ Dec 25 2017, 12:53 PM) *
Yeah, it's convincing and he's been bought up heavily. Do they all realise Mounie will probably start v sto though? laugh.gif Nah, not for a hit but I'll look at it again before the weekend.

You'd have missed out on his brace before then huh.gif


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post Dec 25 2017, 06:16 PM
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QUOTE (crazylegs @ Dec 25 2017, 01:21 PM) *
You'd have missed out on his brace before then huh.gif


The HTFC forum is as divided on this as we are mate, some say Mounie will start, some Depoitre. If there is a consensus it's that whoever gets sto is benched v bur. If I want Vertonghen in 22 it has to be Crouch or Quaner next week, gulp. laugh.gif

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post Dec 26 2017, 03:41 AM
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Resisted the massive urge to take a hit and a punt on an Austin replacement. I'd hate to see RLC get something v ARS and see him stranded @B1 with my replacement needing a brace to 'beat' him. Save the 4pts and see what's what at the weekend.
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