Fantasy Football Blog

  • Friday’s Team News Today

    Another irregular look at the goings on (in and out) of the Premier League's physio rooms. 

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    Little out for six months

    Reading's injury problems mounted after it was confirmed winger Glen Little is to undergo an Achilles operation which will rule him out for up to six months...

    Team-mate Kalifa Cisse is also set for an operation on his knee which means he will be missing for up to six weeks.

    French midfielder Cisse, meanwhile, will undergo surgery on cartilage in the knee after making just three appearances for the Royals since his £600,000 summer move from Boavista.

    Bobby Convey, John

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  • Slowly but surely

    Yahoo! getting the player and team updates underway.  You can now find Larsson, Montella, Dempsey, and more posted.  Players like Lauren, and Bardsley (though not yet BFAY) are listed with their new clubs.

    Happy shopping.

  • Valente injury not as bad as feared

    Everton defender Nuno Valente is likely to be miss just two matches after a scan on his injured knee revealed positive results.Valente sustained in the FA Cup defeat by Blackburn on Sunday but will not be out for as long as originally expected.

    And with Everton out of the cup and with their home league game at the end of the month against Tottenham now postponed, the only matches the Portuguese star will definitely miss are Sunday's home game with Reading and the January 21 visit to Wigan.

    Club physio Mick Rathbone said: "The scan showed that although he sprained the knee quite badly, all

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  • Kuyt Ruled Out

    Dirk Kuyt will miss Liverpool's next two games with an ankle injury sustained playing for Holland at the weekend.

    Although a scan has revealed the injury is not as serious as first thought, strained ankle ligaments will keep him out of the home game with Blackburn on Saturday and next Wednesday's Champions League trip to Bordeaux.

    Liverpool hope Kuyt may recover in time to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on October 22.

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  • The Week Ahead

    For all the rumblings and grumblings that we've all been reading and hearing from the transfer gossip machine, very little of substance has actually happened in the last week or so.  Yakubu has become an official Everton player and Balletti has signed to be a third adequate-but-not-very-inspiring right back.  Maybe there will be some real excitement in the next 48 hours or so, but I wouldn't get my hopes up if you're thinking that Eidur might be on his way back to the Prem or that Big Fat Adriano might be joining him. 

    I can't, in good conscience, move on to any fantasy analysis without

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  • The Barn Door Report

    Alert!! Alert!! We have some two-gamers coming up the first weekend in March.  The schedule has left Liverpool and West Ham with an extra match on Wednesday the 5th so the Barn Door Report will focus on those teams and the massive quandry that is Sunderland's visit to Pride Park.

    Sadly, West Ham's two-game week is greatly devalued by their opposition.  You may get two games but it's much less exciting when you realize that those two games are vs. CHE and @ LIV.  It might be worth tracking Carlton Cole and Dean Ashton on the off chance that two matches with modest returns are better than the

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  • Edwards suffers broken leg

    Sunderland midfielder Carlos Edwards has broken his leg and will be out until the New Year.

    The Trinidad & Tobago international suffered the fracture in the weekend victory over Derby County, his agent has confirmed.

    The news is a huge blow for the winger, who has only just returned from a hamstring problem.

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    good thing is that it's clean break with no other complications as such
    so it will take him about six weeks before he can be back on the
    pitch," Mike Berry said.

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    Maybe that explains the paltry 1.5 return against Derby when he had been averaging 7pts per game coming in to that

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  • Monday Morning Manager

    Mazel tov to the Yids. 

    So Spurs are dragging themselves clear of the relegation zone and now, no matter what, they've earned a place in Europe next season.  Robbo was back in net for the second time this week so he could be a great option going forward (at the back).  However, he was poorly positioned for Drogba's goal... will Ramos stick with him now?  We'll have to see what the noises are coming out of Spurs camp this week, before their match at Birmingham.

    The other big story out of the weekend was covered very thouroughly, and very eloquently in the matchday open thread.  All I would add

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  • Defenders and Middies

    A tale of two midfield(s/ers)

    Ghaly, in fact, is likely to be out of action for up to two weeks but the real irony was that soon after the incident Pamarot collapsed - with no other player near him - having torn a groin muscle and could be out for even longer.

     

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    This has different consequences for two blog favorites, Tom Huddlestone (THud) and Matt Taylor (Matt Taylor).  THud should continue to benefit from the inability of Spurs' other midfielders to stay healthy.  However, Taylor will most likely revert to Pompey's left-back.  The caveat about that is that 'Arry has identified left

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