Provisional Line-up

Obviously, this is a ridiculous exercise and the team will be very different come August 13. But for what it's worth, here's my first pass at a line-up.

Since I first set this up, Ben Arfa has been injured, Briggs has moved down the pecking order, N'Zogbia has been linked to - but not landed by - Aston Villa, and Ba... well, Ba I just want to like more than the match with Arsenal suggests I should.

Who is in your thoughts?


  1. de gea as a season keeper keeper
    kompany, clichy, gibbs
    silva, modric if at spurs, coleman, emerton
    rooney, dzeko and adebayor if at spurs

  2. I like the Dzeko pick, but so much depends on the resolution to the Tevez situation.

    I don't like Modric or Coleman, the former because he's a better real player than fantasy player (as Neal has pointed out countless times) and the latter because a) he's listed as a midfielder this year and b) I don't know if he's a starter there.

  3. More Sylvie!9:30 PM

    VERY provisional...mostly just to have a lineup to look at while I pull my hair out:
    De Gea
    Ben Arfa/FloMa/Wilshere/VDV

  4. Anonymous9:21 AM


  5. no hoilett? noticed he did not start in HK. Also, where is the love for Suarez?

  6. Hart
    Baines / Hughes / Samba
    N'Zogbia / Taarbat / Toure / Tiote
    Rodallega / Saurez / Rooney

  7. Anonymous10:48 AM

    any chance Dos Santos gets run this year for Tot? A price tag under 3 would be nice if he gets to play.

  8. FlyingHamster1:17 PM

    Well, Aguero is close to signing. I guess everyone should have him come August 13th, considering they are playing Swansea.

  9. @FlyingHamster... especially if Tevez heads out as well.

  10. Think Gevinho will be a good cheaper option. Looked good in the lead up game against Cologne. Didn't even think of De Gaea, thanks for the tip

  11. Anonymous5:09 PM

    Are there going to be 'Beat the Bloggers' Private Groups again this season?

  12. Anonymous4:07 PM

    My team so far:

    Gervinho/Suarez/Aguero(once added to YFF)

    I'm a little worried about the DeGea pick as there is a lot of competition from Lindegaard...he's been impressive during the pre-season. Will have to see till the deadline gets closer and watch who SAF favours. Park Yi-Sung has been impressive with 3 goals in 4 games, and Gervinho will be a season keeper imo. Suarez and Aguero could very well be season keepers also. Trying to work on my defence though as I really want Vidic but he's just too expensive. Thinking Alcaraz will be good for the first week home to Norwich, maybe Vermaelen will go and make room.

    Good to be back and thanks for all the posts Jeremy/Neil


  13. Anonymous9:32 PM

    Who is a better get Clitchy or Kompany???