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Wildcard Thread 2016/2017

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  • Registered Users Posts: 47,813 ✭✭✭✭ km79


    I think Lukaku is a decent option given the fixtures and he's bound to pick up some form soon. I'm considering Kane as a Kun placeholder, what do you think?

    Also good fixtures
    Also no form
    Tough one really as I've no interest in any of them !


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,234 ✭✭✭✭ manual_man


    I think Lukaku is a decent option given the fixtures and he's bound to pick up some form soon. I'm considering Kane as a Kun placeholder, what do you think?

    Lukaku was unlucky not to score against Stoke. I'll be getting him in (and Sanchez) in a few days time. Nice fixtures like you said and hopefully with the transfer window closed he'll just concentrate on his football and score a few goals. Just remember... Never captain him!


  • Registered Users Posts: 47,813 ✭✭✭✭ km79


    manual_man wrote: »
    Lukaku was unlucky not to score against Stoke. I'll be getting him in (and Sanchez) in a few days time. Nice fixtures like you said and hopefully with the transfer window closed he'll just concentrate on his football and score a few goals. Just remember... Never captain him!

    Oh NEVER EVER
    That rule shall NEVER be broken


  • Registered Users Posts: 47,813 ✭✭✭✭ km79


    Oh hold on
    Lukaku is playing MNF
    The captain always delivers in the Monday night game !!!!!!
    So I'll captain Ashley Williams :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,262 ✭✭✭ iroced


    km79 wrote: »
    Oh hold on
    Lukaku is playing MNF
    The captain always delivers in the Monday night game !!!!!!
    So I'll captain Ashley Williams :D
    I have last season stats to back that up.

    And as long as I don't go for it myself, you shall be fine :pac:...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,218 ✭✭✭ Calvin


    Have had a ****e start to the season so far. Placed around the 1m overall atm. Really stuck on whether I should wildcard or not. I can -8 and get in Sanchez and Lukaku/Bony but that'll leave me with my defence in a mess and probably only 2 starting defenders. Other 3 are out/non starters (Friend, Wollscheid, Brad Smith).

    If I do the -8, my lineup will be:

    DDG/Jaku
    Amat/Stones/Friend/Wollscheid/B.Smih
    Hazard/Sanchez/Lamela/Redmond/Hojberg
    Lukaku or Bony/Gray/Zlatan


  • Registered Users Posts: 47,813 ✭✭✭✭ km79


    Have had a ****e start to the season so far. Placed around the 1m overall atm. Really stuck on whether I should wildcard or not. I can -8 and get in Sanchez and Lukaku/Bony but that'll leave me with my defence in a mess and probably only 2 starting defenders. Other 3 are out/non starters (Friend, Wollscheid, Brad Smith).

    If I do the -8, my lineup will be:

    DDG/Jaku
    Amat/Stones/Friend/Wollscheid/B.Smih
    Hazard/Sanchez/Lamela/Redmond/Hojberg
    Lukaku or Bony/Gray/Zlatan

    Wolschield has actually left stoke on loan for the season too in case you didn't know


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,218 ✭✭✭ Calvin


    km79 wrote: »
    Wolschield has actually left stoke on loan for the season too in case you didn't know

    Yeah, part of the reason I want to wildcard, but I feel it's a bit early in the season to waste it. The -8 looks like it could potentially make up for it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,234 ✭✭✭✭ manual_man


    Have had a ****e start to the season so far. Placed around the 1m overall atm. Really stuck on whether I should wildcard or not. I can -8 and get in Sanchez and Lukaku/Bony but that'll leave me with my defence in a mess and probably only 2 starting defenders. Other 3 are out/non starters (Friend, Wollscheid, Brad Smith).

    Friend i reckon will start. Didn't sound like a serious injury and will have had 2 weeks to recover


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,162 ✭✭✭ pimpmyhat


    any word on mark Wilson at Bournemouth, I have him as 4th or 5th choice defender but may need to use as have few injuries. maybe to early for him to start?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,218 ✭✭✭ Calvin


    manual_man wrote: »
    Friend i reckon will start. Didn't sound like a serious injury and will have had 2 weeks to recover

    Think I should go for the -8 then? And which one of Lukaku/Bony? Gonna save the wildcard to get back in Aguero after his ban.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,234 ✭✭✭✭ manual_man


    Think I should go for the -8 then? And which one of Lukaku/Bony? Gonna save the wildcard to get back in Aguero after his ban.

    tough call but just remind yourself that this wildcard you can't use past December, so is there any advantage in holding on to it. your 2nd wildcard (must be used January til the end of the season) you need to be more careful with, with likely double gameweeks in the 2nd half of the season

    edit: regarding Lukaku/Bony, i'd lean towards Lukaku, just because of more favorable immediate fixtures and we know he's pretty much 1st choice. i'd wait and see on Bony - GW8 or GW10 might be a good time to get him in if he looks good


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,218 ✭✭✭ Calvin


    manual_man wrote: »
    tough call but just remind yourself that this wildcard you can't use past December, so is there any advantage in holding on to it. your 2nd wildcard (must be used January til the end of the season) you need to be more careful with, with likely double gameweeks in the 2nd half of the season

    edit: regarding Lukaku/Bony, i'd lean towards Lukaku, just because of more favorable immediate fixtures and we know he's pretty much 1st choice. i'd wait and see on Bony - GW8 or GW10 might be a good time to get him in if he looks good

    Good shout. Will keep an eye on Bony at the weekend, see how he performs. I reckon he'll be 1st choice tho. Tbh, only reason I want to hold onto the wildcard is to bring back Aguero and maybe a little shuffle of my squad if it isn't performing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 108 ✭✭ Hb6g6


    I'm in the middle of my WC and cannot decide on my Midfield. This what I came up with so far.

    A) Foster / Pickford

    Evans / Koscielny / Jagoelka / Gibson / Collins

    Alexis / Hazard / Antonio / Bolasie / Capoue

    Ibra / Costa / Negredo


    B) Foster / Pickford

    Evans / Koscielny / Jagoelka / Gibson / Collins

    Alexis / Hazard / Sterling / 4.8 / Capoue

    Ibra / Costa / Negredo


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,092 ✭✭✭ SpaceCowb0y


    Lots of tinkering done over the last few days.

    Think I'm finally settled on my team now after WC
    Foster

    Terry - Collins - Valencia

    Sanchez - Lamela - Hazard - Mirallas

    Negredo - Ibra - Costa

    Subs: Jaku, Capoue, Koné, Amat


    McAuley out for Collins as i brought Foster in for DDG simply as i just don't want to double up on any single team at the moment. West Ham have nice enough fixtures too to warrant giving Collins a shot plus he likes to get up the pitch a good bit

    With Aguero out it gives me funds to bring in point scorers elsewhere. Sanchez IN (can't remember who for anymore), Costa IN for Aguero and the remaining funds to swap Gray out for Negredo. Hoping he can find the net this weekend at home to Palace.

    Concerns. will take at least 2 transfers and most likely sacrificing Sanchez to get Aguero back in. Koné hasn't really had much of an opportunity to show his stuff yet so i'll be keeping an eye on him over the next few weeks but as it stands nobody else at his price screams out at me either. Amat, at his price he is perfect bench fodder if he remains in the starting squad but will need to rethink things if he stops getting minutes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 822 ✭✭✭ SkySter


    Lots of tinkering done over the last few days.

    Think I'm finally settled on my team now after WC
    Foster

    Terry - Collins - Valencia

    Sanchez - Lamela - Hazard - Mirallas

    Negredo - Ibra - Costa

    Subs: Jaku, Capoue, Koné, Amat

    Jakupovics starts may not be guaranteed.

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37197900


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,747 ✭✭✭ Ziegler1988


    Lots of tinkering done over the last few days.

    Think I'm finally settled on my team now after WC
    Foster

    Terry - Collins - Valencia

    Sanchez - Lamela - Hazard - Mirallas

    Negredo - Ibra - Costa

    Subs: Jaku, Capoue, Koné, Amat


    McAuley out for Collins as i brought Foster in for DDG simply as i just don't want to double up on any single team at the moment. West Ham have nice enough fixtures too to warrant giving Collins a shot plus he likes to get up the pitch a good bit

    With Aguero out it gives me funds to bring in point scorers elsewhere. Sanchez IN (can't remember who for anymore), Costa IN for Aguero and the remaining funds to swap Gray out for Negredo. Hoping he can find the net this weekend at home to Palace.

    Concerns. will take at least 2 transfers and most likely sacrificing Sanchez to get Aguero back in. Koné hasn't really had much of an opportunity to show his stuff yet so i'll be keeping an eye on him over the next few weeks but as it stands nobody else at his price screams out at me either. Amat, at his price he is perfect bench fodder if he remains in the starting squad but will need to rethink things if he stops getting minutes.

    Your defence is a bit too risky for me. Collins and Amat could find themselves dropped at any time and who knows what Conte will do with Terry once Zouma is fit


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,207 ✭✭✭ MikeCork2009


    Finally decided to WC. Gone with:
    DDG

    McCauley - Holgate - Valencia

    Sanchez - Barkley - Hazard - Capoue

    Negredo - Ibrahimovic - Benteke

    Subs: Pickford, Collins, Sterling, Love


  • Registered Users Posts: 108 ✭✭ Hb6g6


    Hb6g6 wrote: »
    I'm in the middle of my WC and cannot decide on my Midfield. This what I came up with so far.

    A) Foster / Pickford

    Evans / Koscielny / Jagoelka / Gibson / Collins

    Alexis / Hazard / Antonio / Bolasie / Capoue

    Ibra / Costa / Negredo


    B) Foster / Pickford

    Evans / Koscielny / Jagoelka / Gibson / Collins

    Alexis / Hazard / Sterling / 4.8 / Capoue

    Ibra / Costa / Negredo

    Can someone give there opinion on my WC team, would really appreciate the help


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,747 ✭✭✭ Ziegler1988


    Hb6g6 wrote: »
    Can someone give there opinion on my WC team, would really appreciate the help

    I'd prefer Williams to Jagielka and you'll have to check Middlesbrough forums to see if Chambers loan signing affects Gibson. I'd go A out of those: wouldn't want to reply on Capoue every week just to accommodate Sterling who may be rotated now that CL is starting and Sane is fit


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  • Registered Users Posts: 108 ✭✭ Hb6g6


    I'd prefer Williams to Jagielka and you'll have to check Middlesbrough forums to see if Chambers loan signing affects Gibson. I'd go A out of those: wouldn't want to reply on Capoue every week just to accommodate Sterling who may be rotated now that CL is starting and Sane is fit

    I'm unsure over Bolasie, he has great fixture but I'm just wondering is there any other better options for £6m and below. Anyone got any suggestions?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,747 ✭✭✭ Ziegler1988


    Hb6g6 wrote: »
    I'm unsure over Bolasie, he has great fixture but I'm just wondering is there any other better options for £6m and below. Anyone got any suggestions?

    Redmond, Puncheon, and Snodgrass probably the other best bets with the info we have. Redmond riskier now with Boufal signing and Europa but he's played full 90 all three matches


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,706 ✭✭✭ Benimar


    Finally decided to WC. Gone with:
    DDG

    McCauley - Holgate - Valencia

    Sanchez - Barkley - Hazard - Capoue

    Negredo - Ibrahimovic - Benteke

    Subs: Pickford, Collins, Sterling, Love

    I'd have concerns over Holgate, Collins and Love. They could all find themselves dropped soon (I think Love already is).

    If you are paying 8.2m for Sterling, get him off your bench!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,706 ✭✭✭ Benimar


    Just had my 1st 'real' look at the WC there. Came up with:

    Cech/Pickford

    Shaw/Williams/Masuaku/McAuley/Amat
    Sanchez/Hazard/Barkley/Antonio/Capoue
    Ibrahimovic/Benteke/Defoe

    I could also downgrade Cech and upgrade Barkley to Sterling/Liverpool Mid.

    I sort of like it, but it commits me to a Sanchez/Ibrahimovic to Ozil/Aguero transfer if (when) I want Sergio back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,540 ✭✭✭✭ Dont be at yourself


    Hb6g6 wrote: »
    Can someone give there opinion on my WC team, would really appreciate the help

    Koscielny isn't worth it; better to downgrade him to a 5.5 (Shaw, Valencia, Baines), and spend the money on improving your squad. Would also consider dropping Alexis in favour of Ozil, as this will allow you to upgrade your squad (Antonio -> Coutinho, Bolasie -> Lamela/Cazorla, Negredo -> Benteke). Are you comfortable starting three of Antonio/Bolasie/Capoue/Negredo every weekend?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,207 ✭✭✭ MikeCork2009


    Benimar wrote: »
    I'd have concerns over Holgate, Collins and Love. They could all find themselves dropped soon (I think Love already is).

    If you are paying 8.2m for Sterling, get him off your bench!

    Thank you. Love is just a 4.0 defender. I hopefully won't ever need to play him. Benching Sterling for the Manchester derby this week but will be a starter after that. Defence is what caused me the most headache. If not Holgate and Collins then who?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,262 ✭✭✭ iroced


    Benimar wrote: »
    Just had my 1st 'real' look at the WC there. Came up with:

    Cech/Pickford

    Shaw/Williams/Masuaku/McAuley/Amat
    Sanchez/Hazard/Barkley/Antonio/Capoue
    Ibrahimovic/Benteke/Defoe

    I could also downgrade Cech and upgrade Barkley to Sterling/Liverpool Mid.

    I sort of like it, but it commits me to a Sanchez/Ibrahimovic to Ozil/Aguero transfer if (when) I want Sergio back.
    Can't you get 3 of the big 4? Doesn't sanchez to ozil allow you Benteke to Agüero?

    Maybe 4 mid to premium def is too much and you could just find a cheapie who rotates well with Amat. Palace, Middlesborough, Sunderland, Stoke have decent fixtures. WH too but £5.0m is too expensive for me for a 4th def (I believe Shaw-Williams-Pulis is good for most GWs).


  • Registered Users Posts: 452 ✭✭ Xaniaj


    I'm heading away on holidays tomorrow, so hoping to have the team sorted tonight. Would love some opinions:

    Foster, Pickford
    Shaw, Baines, Amat, Byram, Kone
    Hazard, Lamela, Cazorla, Sterling, Capoue
    Ibra, Negredo, Costa

    Moved out Jaku for Pickford. Amat may lose his spot but Shaw and Baines will be played every week with a rotation of Byram and Kone. Is Byram nailed on? Want West Ham cover as they have some nice matches coming up.

    For mid, I went with Cazorla over Sanchez/Ozil based on penalties. Sterling providing City cover until Aguero returns.

    Costa is my 2 week punt until Aguero comes back, I'll be moving him out for Aguero and downgrading Sterling at the same time to afford it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 108 ✭✭ Hb6g6


    Koscielny isn't worth it; better to downgrade him to a 5.5 (Shaw, Valencia, Baines), and spend the money on improving your squad. Would also consider dropping Alexis in favour of Ozil, as this will allow you to upgrade your squad (Antonio -> Coutinho, Bolasie -> Lamela/Cazorla, Negredo -> Benteke). Are you comfortable starting three of Antonio/Bolasie/Capoue/Negredo every weekend?

    Antonio and Bolasie have good fixtures but I'm not 100% on Negredo.

    I'm defo keeping Alexis but I was trying to fit in Sterling instead of Antonio but I couldn't afford it. and I think Bolasie is the best in the 6.0 price range


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭ NapoleonInRags


    Barkley and Antonio

    or

    Mirallas and Firmino?


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