Monthly Archives: August 2009

All Aboard the Michael Turner Express

A rock at the back, what a defender Sunderland manager Steve Bruce keeps adding quality talent to the squad – bringing in defender Michael Turner (4.5M) today on the last open day of the transfer window. Turner joins fellow big … Continue reading

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Butt’s Brain: Monday

Luka Modric breaks his leg – out at least six weeks. Will Harry go in for Kranjcar at Portsmouth?  [USA Today] Despite the win, Everton clearly miss Mikel Arteta. When he returns, the team should get back to being a … Continue reading

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Mini-League Update

Congrats! After Gameweek 4, Never Captain Nicky Butt readers comprise the 8th ranked FPL minileague…out of 169,596 total minileagues. Here’s to Extra Bitter Bears and their Gameweek 4 captain Frank James Lampard Jr. at the top of the table with … Continue reading

Posted in 2009 fantasy premier league, extra bitter bears, fantasy premier league rankings, FPL Captain, Frank Lampard, jenas cannot replace modric as Spurs' playmaker | 1 Comment

Oopsbo Diaby: Matchday Musings

Not clutch under pressure Arsenal gave the game away today to Manchester United – an Abou Diaby own goal doing in the Gunners at Old Trafford. While much of the excitement in the game occurred off the ball – with … Continue reading

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Funny Feeling Friday: Distin

With Joleon Lescott gone seeking Arab riches at Manchester City, Everton were left with a sizable void in defense – until they completed the purchase of Sylvain Distin from Portsmouth. Distin is our funny feeling Friday selection this week – an … Continue reading

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Premier League Gameweek 4 Fantasy Preview

Let’s preview this weekend of Premier League action, as we do every Thursday. We look at (I) best match for a neutral (II) most fantasy friendly match (III) studs and duds and (IV) a prediction of a weekly best eleven … Continue reading

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Chelsea vs Burnley: Lampard’s Last Chance?

I named my fish Frank, but he has performed like a piece of sushi About a week before the start of the Premier League season I purchased a betta fish. It was blue. I named it Frank. It will surely … Continue reading

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The (Ugly) Beautiful Game: Carlton Cole Responds

While the FA launches an investigation into the violence and hooliganism coming out of the West Ham – Millwall Carling Cup match on Tuesday - West Ham striker Carlton Cole has also confirmed that he received racist abuse – he was … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It: Bolivian Soccer Boot to the Head

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Butt’s Brain: Wednesday

Portsmouth now loaded with some Arab money [Football 365] Footballers on Facebook. Nicky Butt likes this [In the Stands] Chelsea players booed by own fans at open training session [Unprofessional Foul] SAF’s enemy Michael Carrick swapped for Luka Modric? Doubtful. … Continue reading

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