Around the grounds

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More friendlies from around the place….taking notes? there are more and more clues coming out to build your team into a superstar team

Colorado Rapids 2 Swansea 1 (De Guzman)

Swansea First half: Tremmel; Richards, Monk, Williams, Bessone; Britton, Gower, Michu; Dyer, Graham, Dobbie.

Swansea Second Half: Tremmel; Rangel, Chico, Tate, Davies; Agustien, Orlandi, De Guzman; Routledge, Lita, Moore.

New boys Michu (in the hole) and De Guzman (6.0) were good.

Malaysia XI 1 Arsenal 2 (Eistfeld, Aneke)

Arsenal First Half: Mannone; Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Djourou, Gibbs; Diaby, Coquelin, Arteta; Gervinho, Chamakh, Santos

Arsenal Second Half: Mannone; Bartley, Miquel, Yennaris, Eastmond; Aneke, Alex Song, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Walcott (Eisfeld 80) , Afobe, Miyaichi

Not much to glean other than Santos (5.5) playing midfield and Gibbs (5.5) left back.

Portland Timbers 2 Aston Villa 2 (Lowton, Clark)

Aston Villa Starting 11: Guzan; Lowton, Collins (Lichaj, 59), Clark (Baker, 67), Warnock (Stevens, 60); Holman (Johnson, 68), El Ahmadi (Gardner, 68), Bannan, Ireland (Carruthers, 68); Delfouneso, Weimann (N’Zogbia, 59).

Holman (6.0) in everything on a wing, Clark (4.5) continues to stake a claim for starting berth and blink wildly on my radar!!

Stoke City 1 Columbus Crew 2 (Walters)

Stoke Starting 11: Begovic (Sorensen 45), Wilson (Sidibe 70), Ness (Arismendi 70), Huth (Upson 65), Shawcross (Higginbotham 65), Whitehead (Wilkinson 45), Palacios (Tonge 60), Shotton (Delap 60), Etherington (Whelan 45), Crouch (Jones 60), Walters (Jerome 60)

Dissapointing for the potter defence, and potential owners of Shawcross (5.0) and Begovic (4.5)

LA Galaxy 1 Tottenham 1 (Bale)

Tottenham Starting 11: Cudicini; Walker (Naughton, 65), Kaboul (Dawson, 65), Vertonghen, Bassong (Assou-Ekotto, 46); Livermore (Huddlestone, 74), Sigurdsson (Carroll, 76); Townsend (Lennon, 46), van der Vaart (Jenas, 36), Bale (Bentley, 74); Defoe (Kane, 65)

Bale (9.5) in everything, Sigurdsson shows promise, VDV shows his fragile body is still an issue.

Reading 0 Sheffield Wednesday 2

Reading First half : Andersen; Cummings, Gorkss, Mariappa, Shorey; Leigertwood, Tabb, McCleary; Church, Roberts, Hunt

Reading Second half: Andersen; Gunnarsson, Morrison, Pearce, Harte; Robson-Kanu, Guthrie, Antonio, McAnuff; Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak

Shorey (4.5) on free kicks… monitor.

GW Micheldorf 1 Wigan 3 (Moses, Mcmanaman, Boselli)

Wigan First Half: Nicholls; Alcaraz, Caldwell, Mustoe; Stam, McCarthy, Gomez, Beausejour, Dicko, Maloney; Di Santo (Boselli 24)

Wigan Second Half: Nicholls; Golobart, Boyce, Lopez; Crusat, Jones (Fyvie),Watson, Redmond; McManaman, Moses; Sammon

Beausejour (5.5) in everything and looks a great budget pick, Moses (7.0) dominant, will he stay?

Celtic 0 Norwich 1 (Holt)

Norwich First Half: Ruddy; Whittaker (R. Martin 23), Ayala, Ward, Tierney; E. Bennett, Crofts, Johnson, Pilkington; Morison, Vaughan

Norwich Second Half: Ruddy; R. Martin, Barnett, R. Bennett, Lappin; Howson, Surman, Hoolahan, C. Martin; Holt, Jackson

Not much happening here from a fantasy perspective.

Roma 2 Liverpool 1 (Adam)

Details still fresh but Joe Cole was putting himself about, interesting!

Chelsea play the MLS all-stars today, til then thats all for another round up!!


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