Getting the band back together. For fantasy at least.
Okay, so "Last Rites" is a terrible title for this post. It's just some quick thoughts on a Friday night/Saturday morning. I wanted something that played off "Early Doors" and well, it's getting late so I'm not as creative as I'd like to be. Best to get on with the post then, but please feel free to help me name this post properly.
- Late injury news - Schwarzer a doubt
- An intra-blog disagreement. Neal says,
"No certainty of O'Hara playing for Pompey - I like the thought of him as a cheap option but I'm not willing to go too far out on a limb until I know how (and if) they intend to deploy him regularly. More a BD option than something for this week if you ask me (and you sort of did by being here to read this column)."I think O'Hara will be a direct replacement for Krancjar who moved to Spurs while O'Hara moved the other way on loan. He seems to agree, telling www.portsmouthfc.co.uk that, "he has been recruited as an attacking midfielder to create and score goals...."The manager sees me as an attacking midfielder who can link up with the strikers." I think Hart is going to put him right out against Bolton, and I'm putting him right into my fantasy team. Hopefully I can get out ahead of the mob on this one.
- Speaking of bargains, we've all been talking up Tuncay. I think it's a great pick for Stoke and a big chance for fantasy managers. However, I'm not on the bandwagon this week. I wanted to be, believe me. Thinking Tuncay at forward to get Glen Johnson at the back. But in the end, I just can't do it. I'm going to stick with Gael Givet who to this point has been getting points to spite me for not picking him. I'm going to use that money to go back to Darren Bent. He disappointed me last when I had him in the team week 2 (against Rovers no less, with Givet scoring) when KWynneJ took all the points. But I can't get over my "bet against Hull" idea for this season, and especially with Hull replacing Turner with Sonko, I'm going back to the well.