Hitting the airwaves early this week, the ScoutCast makes a return to the fray with preparations for the double fixtures still using up our headspace. Mark and I rinse through the latest permutations of Gameweek 36, almost exhausted by the tactical nuances on offer. It’s almost too much for a Tuesday afternoon.

Of course, the podcast regulars rear their head and I do my upmost to keep my chin up despite the mini-league gap: Mark tries desperately not to gloat and fails as always. You never know – maybe all those eggs he’s put in the basket of Gameweek 36 are destined to be scrambled.

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  1. So, I've decided I'm only bringing in DGWers this and next week. Of the ones I don't have, my likely targets are Terry, BAE, Bale, Lampard & Adebayor. I'll most likely be bringing in 3 (for free) or 4 (4 point hit) of these over the next 2 weeks.

    Now, given my above strategy, and the fact I have to use 1 freebie this week, this means I have to get one of these players in this week. Chelsea being away at Arsenal and with potential rotation ahead of the Nou Camp trip, this all but rules out getting Terry or Lampard this week, as does budget constraints.

    So that leaves the Spurs trio, and the options therefore appear to be:

    a) Kompany (wol) -> BAE (qpr) [don't fancy losing Skrtel prior to WBA and a nice DGW]
    b) Walcott (CHE) -> Bale (qpr)
    c) Rooney (EVE) -> Adebayor (qpr)

    Which of these 3 would you say is the best move? I'm currently on b).

    CURRENT SQUAD
    Bogdan, (Mignolet)
    JEvans, Kompany, Skrtel, (Caulker), (Turner)
    Dempsey, Valencia, Siggy, Valencia, (Sessegnon)
    RVP, Rooney, P Cisse
    Bank 0.6m, 2 free transfers

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Walcott to Bale seems a nice, easy relatively low risk move. I like.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Cheers. I quite like the idea of having Walcott for GW37 (NOR) though, so the upside of doing a) is that I can ditch Valencia instead of Walcott for Bale in GW36. Would that sway you towards a)?

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. TBH I think you can rule Lampard out now, can't see him starting both league games as he will be needed for the return leg in Barca and the FA cup final.

      Terry could possibly play (im hoping) as im considering him for my Baines replacement. Not sure yet though as he still has a chance of missing out.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. B for sure. It's likely to not lose point and probably return handsome points too.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    4. yeah b is the most likely to pay off

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    5. I'm considering B myself, just wish I had another free transfer to make the move.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  2. It's all about Huth. Buggumark it!

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Thinking about it.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. worth getting in for a hit for enrique, simpson, verm or caulker?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. their lack of cleanies worries me though

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    4. I'd rather have Cahill even if he plays one fixture.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Buggumark that as well

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  3. Tosey, you still around? Not worried with Dempsey(c) now that Pog is fit again?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. no last time i captained dempsey with pog playing he got me 15 (x2) points

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  4. anyone know steps to add a grav pic?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Faq off

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. gravatar.com. Explains everything in FAQ's.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  5. The squad I'd like to see this weekend against Arsenal:

    Cech
    Paulo Cahill JT Cole
    Essien Lamps
    Studge Mata Rami
    Torres

    Although Drog would be a shoe-in under normal circumstances at the Emirates, we need him all fresh for his act vs Barca. Would expect Kalou, Mikel/Malouda & Meireles to come on for Rami, Lamps & Mata.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Congrats on a brilliant win last night ENR. You must be buzzing after beating the mighty Barca!

      I fear for us this w/e against your rejuvinated lot. No Arteta is a huge loss for us. I just hope RDM rests a few players for the Nou Camp game next week!

      Score predictions for the w/e?

      I'm gonna say 1-1

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. I think 0-2(Drogba brace)

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  6. Baines now out. Another DGW player bites the dust. It's turning into more of a shambles by the day.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. who are the others?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. no transfers for me until next friday, value isnt that important now to risk it

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
    3. Confirmed?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  7. Who to captain out of RVP, Tevez, Bale, Ade, Valencia, Dempsey, Siggy? currently on tevez dempsey vice

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Tevez (c) Dempsey (vc)

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. Tevez (c) RVP(vc)

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
    2. Tevez (c) and Dempsey (vc) lukn gud!.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  8. Have two free transfers this week, any advice/thoughts on what I should do? I'm trailing by 18 points in my mini league and am sitting around the 22k mark..

    A) Baines + Yak -> Huth +Cisse, no hit

    B) Rooney -> Aguero/Tevez, save 1 transfer

    C) Baines -> Simpson, save 1 transfer

    D) Sorenson -> Bogdan, save 1 transfer

    E) Caulker -> Williamson, save 1 transfer

    F) Baines & McClean -> Cahill/Huth & HBA

    G) Any Suggestions? I am seriously stumped over this :(

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  9. New Post courtesy of Stilicho and Scouting the Doubles - Aston Villa.

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  10. To flip the conversation slightly – what are people defending leads doing with RVP and Rooney?

    The bloke who is second in my ML is an avid Arsenal fan so he won’t get rid of RVP, he has Cisse and he took an 8pt hit last GW, put in Hoilett to fund his clever (but ineffective) move to Hart and Kompany.

    So I’ve got him covered him with RVP and Cisse so that leaves him with Hoilett and 1.4 in the bank and me with Rooney and 3.1 in the kitty.

    Should I just leave it as it is and continue my plan of getting in the doublers for 36? I’m 94 clear and I know I should think that’s good enough to win it for another season, the way it’s gone for me, I could slip up horrendously and suddenly it’s a struggle till the end….

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  11. Baines was the last player in my team I would want to get injured. He's a complete differential in my league and I could have seen him getting alot of points in the last 3 GW's, I thought he was going to be one of my main ways of catching up my lead on my rival for the run in. Gutted is not the word :(

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  12. Morning folks - who would you bench from this front 8....

    Bale HBA Siggy Dempsey Tony V

    Cisse RVP Rooney

    Currently thinking bale?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. HBA or Bale

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  13. Bench Sess or Bendy?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. has to be Bendy

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  14. pick 3 for this week:

    N.Taylor - Verm - Evans - Simpson - Kelly

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  15. Q

    My main ml rival is only 20 points behind with a Rooney vpersie aguero front 3 to my Rooney vpersie pcisse..do I need to get a man city striker? And if so do I drop shrek or papiss?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Hav had the same problem as u Ol,exact same forward line,tho ive shippd out Robin and got in Tevez.Prob crazy but Citeeh against Wolves is just too good to resist IMO.

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  16. Is it worth getting Wheater in for Evans for the next two GW's ? (also to release a bit of cash for DGW36)

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  17. I need 9 more quality players (1,600+ pts) for h2h league
    code: 789344-589137

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. U filled those gaps diaphex?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  18. Vorm, hilario
    Turner, Williamson, Evans, Taylor, BAE
    Valencia, siggy, mclean, sessegnon, bale
    Rooney, cisse, rvp

    Gw 35: Rvp for tevez and Mclean for Ben arfa(-4)
    Gw36: rooney for adebayor and sessegnon for any midfielder(maybe dempsey...mata...who?)(-4)
    Sound like a good plan? Any better transfers?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. Grand moves!..think ur spot on.Wot about Pienarse for double game week,big playa for the Toffees oln his day and probably wont be as highly sort afta as sum of the Chelsea boys like Mata,who cud be rotated?

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
      1. ya sounds like a smart idea... im still just hung up on if i should take rvp for tevez or aguero.... really not sure since city have the united game and arsenal have a realtively easy run of fixtures after chelsea...

        • 3 years, 1 month ago
  19. For the last time please help! Its urgent

    Should i bench

    1) Krul, Sessegnon and Gallas

    2) or Bogdan, Graham and Gallas

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. bench B

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  20. Who to captain... I'm thinking Aguero but I've had RvP for Captain for months now. My main rival has ade, p.cisse and aguero up front and is bound to cptn Aguero or P.cisse. My rivals teams is pretty weak but I'm not pulling away!! He has been lucky captaining P.cisse and aguero in recent weeks!!!

    My team:

    Vorm (Krul)

    J.Evans, Riise, Killgallon. (r taylor, caulker)

    Dempsey, sess, siggy, valencia (bannan)

    Rvp, Rooney, Aguero

    Thanks in advance!

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  21. i've a feeling this is gonna cause uproar.... but im transferring in ireland for sess and making him captain, surely a goal or assist and a few bonus arn't too much to ask for over two easy games on paper?

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
  22. Mt team good to go? who should be my captain?
    Vorm
    Simpson Jose E Evans
    Petrov BenA Dempsey Sess
    Rooney RVP Aguero
    (Ruddy moses TalorR MartinR)

    • 3 years, 1 month ago
    1. a would do dempsey or ben arfa if ur catching up that is if ur ahead stick with rvp or rooney

      • 3 years, 1 month ago
  23. HI guys !!

    my team for next week any thoughts will be much appreciated

    krul (vorm)

    simpson naylor walker (evans senderos)
    mata dempsey bale ben afra ( siggy)
    rooney jelavic aguero

    right now i dont have mata and aguero but thinking of bringing in both for next week and will mean bye bye to valencia and van persie ??????

    • 3 years, 1 month ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 37

  • Pantilimon
  • Terry
  • Koscielny
  • Skrtel
  • Cazorla
  • Sánchez
  • Gerrard
  • Sissoko
  • Aguero
  • Kane
  • Wickham
  • Kolarov
  • Cuadrado
  • Austin

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:10am
Player Club Factors
No Change Ospina ARS B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Schmeichel LEI A, Vs, £
No Change Pantilimon SUN C, VsX, £
No Change Howard EVE B
No Change Adrián WHM B
Down Harper HUL B, VsX, £
Up Myhill WBA A, VsX, £
Up Krul NEW C, £

Defenders

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:11am
Player Club Factors
No Change Koscielny ARS B, Vs
No Change Morgan LEI A, Vs, £
Up Kolarov MCI B, Rest, £
Down Ivanovic CHE C, Vs
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Up Smalling MUN B, Vs
No Change Coleman EVE B
No Change Van Aanholt SUN B, VsX, £
Up Vlaar AVL C, Vs, £
Down Skrtel LIV C

Midfielders

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:12am
Player Club Factors
No Change Sánchez ARS B, Vs
Up Silva MCI A
Down Hazard CHE C, Vs
No Change Ramsey ARS B, Vs
Up Bolasie CPL B
No Change Albrighton LEI B, Vs, £
No Change Grealish AVL C, Vs, £
Up Mata MUN B, Vs
Up Sigurdsson SWA B
Up Mirallas EVE B, Rest
Up Sissoko NEW C, Inj
Down Coutinho LIV C

Forwards

Last updated: 19 May, 2015 8:12am
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI A
Up Lukaku EVE B
No Change Benteke AVL B, Vs
Up Murray CPL B, £
Up Gomis SWA B, Inj
Up Ulloa LEI B, Vs, Rest, £
Up Pellè SOT B
No Change NDoye HUL B, VsX, £
Down Giroud ARS C, Vs
Up Ayoze Pérez NEW B, Inj

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

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