EPL Returns for Gameweek 8

October 18, 2013 9:15 am

The geniuses in football are few and far between, quotes from the great, past and present make for some great reading… Here a few of my favorites.

In 1969 I gave up booze and birds, it was the worst 20 minutes of my life.

George Best.

Eric Cantona.

His response on being asked by a reporter the best moment of his career was…..

“My best moment? I have had a lot of good moments, but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan. It felt good.”

“If you’re not sure what to do with the ball just pop it in the net and we’re discuss the options afterwards”

Bill Shankley.

John Lambie, Patrick Thistle manager, when told a concussed player didn’t know who he was:

“That’s great, tell him he’s Pele and get him back on”

Congratulations to England, who with a fine display against local rivals Poland topped there group and will be joining our own world champion James Dash in the World Cup finals in Brazil 2014.


SATURDAY 12.45pm:

An interesting clash at lunch time Saturday, as Newcastle host high flying Liverpool. On form strikers Suarez and Sturridge will be favourites for Fit points against a struggling Newcastle. Remy is one shining light for the Geordie s with 5 goals and one assist in 4 games… Noice.


FIT Managers with Liverpool and Newcastle players in their teams will be able to substitute them out in time for the 3pm KO.

With big games for Arsenal against Norwich and Arsenal playing first next week, Ozil, Ramsey and Giroud will prove popular.

Robin Van Persie, fresh from scoring a record breaking international hat-trick for Holland will be a transfer contender along with Rooney as Manchester United take on clean sheet masters Southampton. Those managers with limited transfer budgets may also be tempted by Januzaj at 3.8m could still prove to be a great bargain.

Chelsea who are at home to Cardiff are an unknown quantity for Fit managers as Mourinho’s rotation of players seem hard and risky to predict, although a win seems likely the chance of your player being selected for next week is a gamble many managers will not want to risk.

Everton v Hull to me seems to me a nailed on draw, if goals are involved, Baines may have a shout as will undoubtedly Lukaku, with 4 goals and one assist in 2 games will prove a real threat.

Unfortunately as this is written Hull’s Robbie Brady remains injured with ‘Happy Gilmores groin’ with 3 goals and one assist already, hopefully he’ll be available for this fixture.

The ‘glamour’ clash between Stoke and West Brom will surely attract a lot of attention, mainly from the hardcore fans and insomniacs.

This said, who knows it could be a classic?

Swansea’s game with bottom of the table Sunderland may be the stage where Michu will again show his class, I said ‘class’…2 goals and one assist already, he will fancy it against Sunderland… Who wouldn’t?

SATURDAY 5.30pm:

On to the 5.30 KO now between West Ham United and Manchester City.

Obvious choices will be midfield maestro Yaya Toure, and the ever dependable Aguero, but with City facing Chelsea next game week and leaking goals the choice is yours.

West Ham have been solid in defense this season and will look to carry on that good form Saturday.

Nolan is a consistent Fit points scorer and is a decent consideration.

Goals on the other hand are a rarer than a happy Goth… hurry back Andy Carroll!


Aston Villa entertain an inconsistent Spurs side, surely reeling from 0.3 thrashing at home to West Ham, Tottenham will be out to impress, with many great players bought in, hopefully a great team will eventually emerge. Andros Townsend’s impressive England displays will be an interesting proposition for Fit managers at just 5m the attacking midfielder could be a good investment.

Villa may well be bolstered by the return of goal machine Benteke, who along with Weimann will be a handful for any defense.


A great welcome again to Monday night football, not sure how many FIT Managers will have a vested interest in Crystal Palace v Fulham but none the less with Bent back on the score sheet last game week and Palace playing first next week it may well be worth a cheeky punt?.

Mr Bennables top tips:

1. Make your own transfer decisions, gut instinct and research will reap rewards.

2. Never trust a fart.

3. Plan a least one game week ahead.

4. A ‘POST- IT Note’ stuck beneath the nose is a ideal way to foil lip readers… Please note John Terry.

5. FOOTBALLERS: remember there is plenty of time to get drunk after your career has ended.

6. Save money on expensive binoculars – simply stand closer to the objects you wish to view.

7. Keep the seat on the train/bus vacant by nodding and smiling at people as they walk up the aisle.

8. Remember the FIT season is long, so if you have a bad week, stay positive and success will return.

9. It’s two shots on the black.

10. The secret to originality is to never reveal your source.

My dad told me that.

Yours in FIT

Mr Bennables.

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