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Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by Jamjack » 03 Nov 2018, 22:24

I’m going to try mix things up in a few of my teams tomorrow and Barkley has made it on to the radar.

In the last handful of games he has hinted at becoming the player he was be whilst at Everton but I’m basising that view on MOTD highlights and points scored last 3 games. I’d love to know the views of others who have a bit more to go on. I don’t even have a very good handle on how likely he is to hold down his place? Anyone else thinking about him?

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by blahblah » 03 Nov 2018, 22:28

Something tells you you're into something good?

Brought him in FPL land, but no bench\subs here so a bit scary....

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by Jamjack » 03 Nov 2018, 22:45

Herman’s Hermits will be of little help to me unless they happen to be big Chelsea fans and still with us.

£3.5m.... It would be most unlike me to get on a differential this early and I appreciate there has to be every chance his bum will be collecting splinters on the bench again before too long. Is there a case to be made though....?

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by blahblah » 04 Nov 2018, 10:58

As above, the start is the issue hence I did Maddi to Ross in FPL as there are subs....

Here the cameos aren't such a pain as there, so that evens it out?

Who are you looking to dump for him?

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Post by Mins » 04 Nov 2018, 11:19

I have Maddison (who is not doing much point wise the last 2 weeks) and 0.6m spare so this is tempting. He's certainly making things happen at the moment, but is it just a flash in the pan?

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Post by Jamjack » 04 Nov 2018, 11:23

It’s an ambitious plan to raise some funds to bring back Eden (in due course) and Mendy. In a couple of teams Kane will be the sacrifice to strengthen 2 or 3 others. It’s a big call...

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Post by blahblah » 04 Nov 2018, 11:51

You may have missed the boat re Kane? In another 3 matches his fixtures look rather tasty, and the CL matches may be over?
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I have Maddison (who is not doing much point wise the last 2 weeks) and 0.6m spare so this is tempting. He's certainly making things happen at the moment, but is it just a flash in the pan?
Maddi out here too. I would go Laporte in a 5-3-2, but Lac to Eden\Kun is still in my mind, and 5-4-1 isn't a valid formation :evil:

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Post by hancockjr » 04 Nov 2018, 12:03

blahblah wrote:
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You may have missed the boat re Kane? In another 3 matches his fixtures look rather tasty, and the CL matches may be over?
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I have Maddison (who is not doing much point wise the last 2 weeks) and 0.6m spare so this is tempting. He's certainly making things happen at the moment, but is it just a flash in the pan?
Maddi out here too. I would go Laporte in a 5-3-2, but Lac to Eden\Kun is still in my mind, and 5-4-1 isn't a valid formation :evil:
Which I find very odd. And frustrating this season.

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by Mins » 04 Nov 2018, 12:20

My rule with strikers is if they are scoring then don’t get rid so both Lac and Kane stay for now. Only got 3 mids so can’t swap maddi for anything other than another one.

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by Jamjack » 04 Nov 2018, 13:44

I don’t know. My drawing board looks like spaghetti junction. Maybe I’m try too hard ...

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by murf » 04 Nov 2018, 13:48

I watched Barkley a bit in a couple of games and whilst, pointswise / statswise, he was doing well he just doesn't look that good to me (ie not Chelsea standard) so I wouldn't expect him to become a regular.

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by Jamjack » 04 Nov 2018, 14:11

murf wrote:
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I watched Barkley a bit in a couple of games and whilst, pointswise / statswise, he was doing well he just doesn't look that good to me (ie not Chelsea standard) so I wouldn't expect him to become a regular.
Ok. This gives me something solid to console myself with if I step back from the ledge and do nowt today. If he bags a hatrick today I have someone to blame now! That’s all I needed :lol: :lol:

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by Mins » 04 Nov 2018, 14:17

lol, ditto. All murf's fault like you say.

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Post by blahblah » 04 Nov 2018, 14:27

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Reads like a reason to dump Maddi for him, also murf could be double bluffing? Or is it just bluffing :?

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by Thomarse » 04 Nov 2018, 14:32

Sarri seems very keen on him and very complimentary in quite a few reports ...

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by blahblah » 04 Nov 2018, 14:35

I sense the next 24 minutes of my life are sorted :? :? :?

I have done well with Xfers lately :| :| :| :| :|

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by Jamjack » 04 Nov 2018, 14:53

Yeh Murf has gone quite. He is busy making his Barkley transfers.

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Post by blahblah » 04 Nov 2018, 14:57

Hmmmmm, very suspicious - he will probably claim he is walking his dog or something "innocent" :lol:

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by blahblah » 04 Nov 2018, 14:58

Maddi to Ross done.

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by Jamjack » 04 Nov 2018, 15:35

So....after all that.....it’s just me that didn’t do it!!

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by murf » 04 Nov 2018, 16:28

blahblah wrote:Hmmmmm, very suspicious - he will probably claim he is walking his dog or something "innocent" Image
I actually was walking the dog! Got back at 4.

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by murf » 04 Nov 2018, 16:29

Thomarse wrote:Sarri seems very keen on him and very complimentary in quite a few reports ...
What does Sarri know, you are all basing your decisions on my opinion Image


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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by blahblah » 04 Nov 2018, 16:31

I am eagerly watching waiting for Ross(Alonso)

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Re: Ross Barkley - The start of something good?

Post by Mins » 04 Nov 2018, 17:34

I stayed clear based on murf’s input. Thanks murf, dodged a bullet there I think.

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