Fantasy Football Blog

  • Wink, wink

    Another brace!  6 goals in 3 games.  Incredible.  Not to mention that he has the ability to get 60 year-old men to high-five.

    40% of teams have CRon (Ron Ron the C Ron Ron), which mean that effectively 60% of teams are out of the running.  After all they say that you can't win Yahoo! fantasy football in December, but you can lose it.

    Happy new year to all.  Hope you enjoyed your games today and that you're teams do even better on Monday and Tuesday. 

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  • The Injury Update

    The biggest news of the week is that Carlo Cudicini is back in the squad and by all reports (BBC, PhysioRoom.com, etc.) is very likely to start his first match back.  If ever Jose were looking for a way to ease him back into the line-up @SHE certainly qualifies.  Given that there aren't many other options and T-Ho is questionable due to a virus, Carlo seems like the answer.

    Tom Huddlestone looks to continue as a defender in midfield as Didier Zakora appears to be out again.

    As Jeremy blogged yesterday, Viduka's injury makes Euell an inexpensive option as Yakubu's partner against struggling Man

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  • Injuries and Suspensions

    [Updated with team news below.]

    Honestly, there aren't too many injuries or suspensions of note.  We've discussed the important suspensions - Eboue and MPet.  One thing worth noting is the potential return of Michael Johnson for Citeh - he was playing pretty well and might start in midfield given the need to replace MPet going forward.  Not a one-for-one substitution to be sure but he's worth watching given the match-up and his low cost.

    The other thing of note that sort of came out of nowhere for me this morning was the state of Spurs' defence.  Woodgate...facing fitness test; King...could be

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  • Rap star visits Reds

    The United players received a special visit from rap star Sean 'P Diddy' Combs on Tuesday evening ahead of their Champions League clash with FC Copenhagen.

    Reds' fan P Diddy took time out to meet the players ahead of his appearance at the MTV European Music Awards on Thursday evening in the Danish capital.

    P Diddy spent around half an hour with the team and chatted with old pals Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand.

     

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    And here I never thought the worlds or hip hop and football would intersect in stranger ways than this:

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  • Blues Agree Mido Fee

    Birmingham look set to make Mido their seventh permanent signing of the summer after agreeing a �6million fee with Tottenham for the Egyptian striker.

    The 24-year-old former Roma player has yet to agree personal terms with the midlands club.

    A statement on the Birmingham website www.bcfc.com read: "Mido had been rumoured in the media to be joining the club on a season-long loan but Blues can confirm that they are looking to sign the former Ajax, Marseille and Roma hot shot on a permanent deal."

    Mido would join Garry O'Connor, Olivier Kapo, Stuart Parnaby, Fabrice Muamba, Daniel de Ridder and

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  • City duo set for fortnight out

    Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce admitted crocked duo Trevor Sinclair and DaMarcus Beasley face a couple of weeks on the sidelines.

     

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    Looks like another "couple of weeks" on the Trabelsi bandwagon for me! 

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  • Bilic: Modric Europe’s Best

    Croatia coach Slaven Bilic described playmaker and Tottenham new boy Luka Modric as the best player in Europe following his side's shock Euro 2008 win over Germany - but he insists they are no one-man team.

    Modric followed up his match-winning penalty against Austria on
    Sunday with a man-of-the-match performance against Germany on Thursday,
    helping Croatia to record a 2-1 victory that, combined with Austria's
    1-1 draw with Poland, saw them progress to the quarter-finals.

    Modric's star is certainly on the rise, and his display against the
    Germans showed just why Spurs splashed out around

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  • Injuries and Suspensions [Updated]

    [Updated]
    Sunderland v. Arsenal - Arsenal's prospects improve with Miller, Bardsley, Leadbitter, Tainio, and KJones all on the sidelines.  Relatively speaking, Arsenal are healthy with Song back in contention.  The big question in this match is who will sit?  With Eboue, Nasri, and Walcott likely fighting for 2 places on the wings and RvP, K2, and Bendtner rotating to some extent fantasy managers are left to wonder at least a little bit.  Given the dropped points last weekend, I'd expect that Wenger would go with Nasri and Walcott in midfield and RvP and K2 up top and Jeremy (who has had pretty

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  • The New Bandwagon?

    Are you on it?