November
29

Maybe I underestimated Granville. Maybe his throwaway comment made at 10.32 on a weary Wednesday evening wasn’t throwaway at all. Maybe Granville is a Fantasy football mind games genius.

Regardless of whether his plan was pre-meditated and devious, it certainly worked as you’ll find out in this, episode ninety of the ScoutCast.

Aside from my sidekick’s scheming, we give dear old Leighton another rinse following his twanged hamstring, tackle the template midfield yet again, check on the market movements in “all aboard” and, of course, look forward to the weekend action. We also start spending points on the ScoutCast team: it’s the slippery slope. Where’s Granville’s genius when you need it?

Reveal the evil plan via this link or simply stream this latest episode on the player below…

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“Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. Grav check?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. check your grav.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. oh yeah.....no.....

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. :shock: , that's it.....I give up!! :smile:

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
          • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. COONGRATZ

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. After the 'Please allow 5 to 10 minutes for avatar changes to take effect', do I need to do anything else?

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. Patience.

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
          1. It's been about an hour (or 15mins, not sure)...

            • 1 year, 10 months ago
        2. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          mail me a blank check and all your credit cards ;)

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
          1. done.....please mail me your back..... :smile:

            • 1 year, 10 months ago
            1. *tumbleweed*

              • 1 year, 10 months ago
          2. Aye, that's my job

            • 1 year, 10 months ago
    3. hello mr pastry!

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. wow, it works? How come I canny see it?

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. maybe it doesn't really work and it was a wild guess from me.

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
          1. nice work......anyway I think it's dough....

            • 1 year, 10 months ago
  2. Is Fellani a must again,

    He has got 2 tough games against City & Tott.

    I can get him for Mata for free. Has Matas form been a worry in last 3-4 gameweeks. Lot of many have shipped him out. So could be differential.

    Hernandez from Swansea seems to be a good punt for next week.

    My rest of team is :
    Ming,
    Ridg, Enrique, Rafeal
    Walcott, Bale, Mata, Sess
    Fletcher, Augero, Suarez (c)

    Subs: Jask, Mcnuff, Cameron, Demel

    Any thoughts Fellani is essential so i can do Mata to Fellani or wait for 2 GWs and then decide.

    Any thoughts on the same.

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. I would not change tis week. But Mata does have that blank coming up. Seems Fellaini is non-stop scoring.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. Yeah, he could score against any team.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  3. Hi everyone, looking for some thoughts on my team.

    Jaaskelainen • Begovic
    Shorey • Baines • Cuellar • Wisdom • Hughes
    Sessegnon • Puncheon • Mata • Morrison • Bale
    Ba • Van Persie • Berbatov

    2 FT, £1.6m in the bank.

    Which choice looks best?

    a) Baines + Ba → WBA defender/Enrique (already have Wisdom)/Nastasic + Suarez - which one?
    b) Jaask → Mignolet
    c) Mata → anyone
    d) Baines + Mata → 2 replacements.
    e) something else

    Thanks in advance. :)

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Get rid of Sessegnon and the dots, and maybe Baines

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. Needs more QPR

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    3. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      baines + mata + ba > nastasic + walcott + suarez (-4) imo

      if you don't want to take a hit then go with option a and then ditch mata next gw

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. Or this :)

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
      2. why does everyone hate on mata now? acouple of weeks ago he was a "must" and now everyones transffering him out..? he will come good soon. just BE PATIENT

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. im trying to be this weekend

          but rafa is breaking my balls

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
          1. yea i agree with you. he is an idiot.. to bench mata? how does he not "fit" in there team? he IS THE TEAM ahaha

            • 1 year, 10 months ago
            1. tempted to get silva in for mata since i just sold tev, i need my city fix

              but money's getting tight with mata dropping tonight and silva probably up tomorrow... teicky

              • 1 year, 10 months ago
              1. i might sell maa.. but i think the season keepers possibly are bale,silva and mata. fellaini is good. and 5th midfielder sterling/routledge/puncheon

                • 1 year, 10 months ago
                1. yeah ive gone mental with my mids so gota watch the prices of each

                  tricky decisions lately

                  hopefully silva won't rise till saturday

                  • 1 year, 10 months ago
                  1. yeah

                    • 1 year, 10 months ago
        2. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          i've been suggesting for people to transfer him out for a couple weeks (even a week or two before he started getting rotated) because of chelsea's tough run of fixtures and i had a feeling that their form would drop off and something like this would happen (though I didn't expect RDM to get fired quite so quickly).

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
      3. Walcott not playing is a possibility. Might wait like you said.

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          true. wait and see but i'd def do the other two transfers this week

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
    4. A. Nasty + Suarez.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    5. Evs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights

      A) for me TM, with either Enrique or Nastasic

      Maybe the latter as you have Wisdom (assuming he plays, and if fit)

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. WBA defender not worth it until Jan WC?

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. Evs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights

          Not sure, I would prefer city.

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
          1. Tricky fixtures.

            • 1 year, 10 months ago
    6. Baines Morrison Berb > Jones Sterling Suarez

      Boom!!!!

      Captain Demba :)

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. Jones may be a rotation risk now. Morrison over Sterling anyday. Rather Berba over Ba long term.

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
  4. Baines Cons

    hamstrung
    bad "form"
    difficult fixtures ahead

    Pros?
    pens?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. tw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      pros: pens, fk's, corners, gets forward a lot.

      still thinking the cons outweigh the pros. and we can always bring him back later

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. How do you still even have him. 9 games with easy fixtures. NO CS. and only 1 assist in the last 5 games. Waste of space

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        lots of us on here still have him. though most are shipping him now

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
      2. I was busy getting Mata :?

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
  5. RMG (Rate My Grav)......I reckon it blows goat :shock:

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. wasn't aware rolling pins were into goats...

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. they are where I come from......hand in hand...

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
  6. orange and red all over the place, my team selection page looks like a hot dog!

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. :lol: Bon apetite.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  7. Right time to start hunting down those gravless fools........they really piss me off they do.....

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Now link your team.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. how you do that....

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. Nevermind.

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
          1. LOL

            It's to much for him.

            BTW, Saffers showing their true colors.

            • 1 year, 10 months ago
            1. too*

              Early days.

              • 1 year, 10 months ago
          2. How do you link your team??

            • 1 year, 10 months ago
        2. Click my profile top right
          Copy past URL from "View gameweek history" from FPL site
          Paste it into your profile under website.

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
          1. done....is it working?

            • 1 year, 10 months ago
            1. Yes, nice rank.

              • 1 year, 10 months ago
        3. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          FAQ is your friend

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
      2. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        +1

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. :lol: That's the spirit!

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. Get a new grav....bored of yours :wink: :smile:

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. I will change back to my original once UEFA league is over..

          PS posted above how to link team.

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
          1. tw
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member

            unless you get relegated then you'll be part of season 2 starting gw 20. and maybe CL or Europa as well :D

            • 1 year, 10 months ago
            1. Hey, Hey. Im on the rise! 2 GW wins in a row ;) 6W 8L

              • 1 year, 10 months ago
              1. tw
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member

                nice! I didn't realize how you were doing, just was pointing out that you have the chance to continue on

                wish i could say the same but im on an awful drop. 4 losses in a row I think putting me at 6-8 as well. this week was infuriating though as i lost to Parm by ONE point. and i'd considered but decided against pienaar to walcott for a hit which would have won me the match by a point. so depending on how other people did i could be in the relegation zone...

                • 1 year, 10 months ago
                1. Still hoping to make Europa, if im lucky enough CL..

                  • 1 year, 10 months ago
    3. Wtf is that for a grav?

      Pizza dough?

      LOL

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. :lol: at least its a start...

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
      2. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        :D. better than nothing!

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
      3. some bloke rolling dough

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
  8. tw
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    given this is my current defense: baines, sagna, rafa, demel, saylor

    does an 8pt hit for baines + sagna + pienaar > enrique + nasty + walcott/bale sound reasonable, assuming baines and sagna aren't fit this for this gw?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. trim that down to a 4pt hit. Baines and pienaar > walcott / defender.

      ditch sagna next week

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        but that leaves me playing a man down this week...

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. Rafa, Demel & Baines replacement = 3 right?

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
          1. tw
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member

            ah demel! forgot he played 90 min this week. does he have his spot back now?

            i guess chelsea isn't too bad of a fixture, considering they've drawn the last two games 0-0 and have something like 3 or 4 shots on target over those two games

            • 1 year, 10 months ago
  9. oh feck me why is it so difficult!

    can some kind sole please help me find one page on paddypower which has this GWs "anytime goalscorers" for the EPL?

    william hill can do it... why cant paddy? :(

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. soul!

      bloody 'ell

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
    2. Who do you want?

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. just everyone on a simple page... blimey why is so hard

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
  10. Any thoughts on who to bench for this week?

    One of the Norwich defenders (Home against Sun) so I can play Huth?

    Pity to bench Hernandez, but who to swap out for him?

    Also, anyone you’d trade out there? (Other than Gor)

    Begovic WBA (A)
    Jose Enrique SOU (H)
    Bassong SUN (H)
    Garrido SUN (H)
    Santi Cazorla SWA (H)
    Fellaini MCI (A)
    Sterling SOU (H)
    Bale FUL (A)
    Suarez SOU (H)
    Van Persie RDG (A)
    Fletcher NOR (A)
    Jaaskelainen CHE (H)
    Huth WBA (A)
    Gorkss MUN (H)
    Hernandez ARS (A)

    Reckon ill play jaas rather than bego, but tough one to call...

    Thanks!

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  11. Baines and ba to evans and saurez for a hit.Good idea?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Not sure on Evans mate

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
      1. Who would you get.got 6.1 after i put in saurez.

        • 1 year, 10 months ago
        1. I like Enrique - OOP playing very advanced and has some decent fixtures. Was unlucky not to score in last game.

          • 1 year, 10 months ago
          1. Already got him.yeah think he is gonna do the biz soon.

            • 1 year, 10 months ago
  12. Who to captain guys Rvp or Suarez

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  13. Many folked shipped Mata then? Out of favour with Benitez? Or just finding the right mix?

    If it's the latter I hope he reviews all of Mata's games for the last 10 weeks... rotation drives me mad...

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  14. Id really appreciate some input:

    Bego Jaask

    Rafael Cuellar Boyce Gorkss Demel

    Santi Michu Fellaini Johnson Routledge

    Berba RvP Fletcher

    1 FT and 6.1 in the bank.

    Michu Berba > Walcott and Suarez or Bale and Suarez for a hit?

    Or just Berba to Suarez and one of the two next week?

    Or something else?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  15. Michu or Sterling this week?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  16. Evening,

    Do we think Young will play tomorrow for man u? Or should I take a 4pt hit on Walcott or Yaya?

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
  17. My team for week 15
    Mignolet (Begovic)
    Rafael, Cuellar, Ridgewell (Baines, Gorkss)
    Michu, Hazard, Fellaini, Bale (Pienaar)
    Fletcher, Lambert, Tevez
    Bale captain
    Fellaini vice
    0.9 in bank
    used wildcard week 3

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Play baines instead of Rafeal imo.

      • 1 year, 10 months ago
  18. How nailed on is Defoe now Ade is back from suspension.? I am thinking of bringing him in GW17 but AVB almost always plays 1 up top. Will he play 4-4-2 or just not play Ade.

    • 1 year, 10 months ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 8

  • Adrián
  • Ivanovic
  • Baines
  • Bertrand
  • Sterling
  • Fábregas
  • Downing
  • Tadic
  • Cissé
  • Aguero
  • Welbeck
  • Azpilicueta
  • Lampard
  • Pellè

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 22 Oct, 2014 8:17am
Player Club Factors
No Change Forster SOT A, Vs
Up Lloris TOT B, Vs
Up Howard EVE B, Vs
No Change Szczesny ARS C, Vs
Up Adrián WHM B
Up Guzan AVL B
Down Schmeichel LEI B, Vs
No Change Mignolet LIV C
Up Foster WBA C
Down Heaton BRN C, £

Defenders

Last updated: 22 Oct, 2014 8:19am
Player Club Factors
No Change Baines EVE A, Vs
No Change Bertrand SOT A, Vs
No Change Ivanovic CHE B
Up Chambers ARS C, £
Up Kaboul TOT B, Vs
Up Vlaar AVL
Down Tomkins WHM B, Inj
Up Robertson HUL B, VsX
No Change Lovren LIV C, Vs
Down Schlupp LEI B, Rest, OoP, £
Up Kompany MCI B
Up Dawson WBA B
Down Shawcross STO B
Down Trippier BRN B

Midfielders

Last updated: 21 Oct, 2014 12:16pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Sterling LIV A, Vs
No Change Tadic SOT A, Vs
No Change Di María MUN A, VsX
Up Sánchez ARS A, Vs, Rest
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, VsX
No Change Fábregas CHE A, VsX
Up Chadli TOT B, Inj
Up Downing WHM B, Vs, £
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Hazard CHE B, VsX
Up Mane SOT B, Vs
Up Henderson LIV B, Vs
Down Silva MCI B
No Change Puncheon CPL B
No Change Milner MCI B, Rest, £

Forwards

Last updated: 20 Oct, 2014 1:20pm
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Pellè SOT A, Vs
Down Diego Costa CHE A, VsX, Inj
No Change Welbeck ARS A, Vs, Inj
Up Falcao MUN B, VsX
Up Sakho WHM A, Vs, £
Up Berahino WBA A, £
Down Ulloa LEI B, Vs, £
Up Naismith EVE B, Vs, £
No Change Bony SWA B, VsX
Up Cissé NEW A

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

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Bardsley STO 4
Reid WHM 4
Diego Costa CHE 3
Fábregas CHE 3
Barry EVE 3
Naismith EVE 3
Robertson HUL 3
Moore LEI 3
Moreno LIV 3
Fernandinho MCI 3
Y Touré MCI 3
Dunne QPR 3
Henry QPR 3
Pellè SOT 3
Schneiderlin SOT 3
Mame Biram Diouf STO 3
Cattermole SUN 3
Dorrans WBA 3
Gardner WBA 3

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