A lot is made nowadays of Premier League managers signing players without watching them play in the flesh and relying on a DVD put together by an agent who wants a cut of any deal. But that's just how Ian Holloway snared Elliot Grandin.
Following yet another successful week of fantasy football predictions, the Insider Eye has got cocky and thinks West Brom will beat Manchester City. Find out why, plus injury news.
In the latest in a new series of weekly features we study Tottenham's Gareth Bale, who set Europe alight again on Tuesday night with another fine performance against Inter Milan. But can he replicate that form in the Premier League?
Wolves have impressed this season, particularly against the league's big-boys, none more so than midfielder David Edwards who bagged the winner against moneybags Manchester City on Saturday. The England-born Welsh international is the subject of our latest 'who is' pieces.
Ameobi, Nolan and Carroll amongst the points as Newcastle go goal-crazy in Tyne-Wear derby. Jimmyted was the Classic manager of the week, while Steve Cook topped the weekly Pro Rankings.
Blackpool picked up their first top-flight home victory since 1971 with a hard-fought 2-1 win over nine-man West Bromwich Albion. Goals from Charlie Adam and Luke Varney sealed the points despite a late Youssouf Mulumbu consolation.
Chelsea showed great resilience to come from a goal down to win at Blackburn and remain five points clear at the top of the Premier League. Branislav Ivanovic netted the winner six minutes from time.
Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi was the top points scoring player at the weekend with an exceptional 10 points. Ameobi scored two goals and collected two assists in the 5-1 demolition derby win over Sunderland.
Manchester united boss Sir Alex Ferguson has announced that Wayne Rooney will be out for longer than the original three week forecast, because of his ankle injury, and will now miss the Manchester derby. The rest of the other key team news is here.
Yuri Zhirkov has taken advantage of injuries to team-mates and is set to continue bringing in Fantasy League points. The Russian international is the Defensive Player of the Week.
Wolves impressed against Chelsea and Manchester United and one player stood out among all others. Flying winger Matt Jarvis has been linked with an England call-up and is the Attacking Player of the Week.
Load your team with upwardly mobile Everton and Arsenal players, but stay clear of Birmingham. So says the all-seeing Insider Eye. Plus the injury and suspension latest...