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?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. check your grav.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. oh yeah.....no.....

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Failed.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. :shock: , that's it.....I give up!! :smile:

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. I take that back :)

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. COONGRATZ

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

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Patience.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. It's been about an hour (or 15mins, not sure)...

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
        2. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

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

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. done.....please mail me your back..... :smile:

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
            1. *tumbleweed*

              • 2 years, 1 month ago
          2. Aye, that's my job

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. hello mr pastry!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. wow, it works? How come I canny see it?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. maybe it doesn't really work and it was a wild guess from me.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. nice work......anyway I think it's dough....

            • 2 years, 1 month 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.

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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Yeah, he could score against any team.

      • 2 years, 1 month 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. :)

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Get rid of Sessegnon and the dots, and maybe Baines

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Needs more QPR

      • 2 years, 1 month 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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Or this :)

        • 2 years, 1 month 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

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. im trying to be this weekend

          but rafa is breaking my balls

          • 2 years, 1 month 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

            • 2 years, 1 month 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

              • 2 years, 1 month 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

                • 2 years, 1 month 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

                  • 2 years, 1 month ago
                  1. yeah

                    • 2 years, 1 month 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).

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
      3. Walcott not playing is a possibility. Might wait like you said.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

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

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. A. Nasty + Suarez.

      • 2 years, 1 month 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)

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. WBA defender not worth it until Jan WC?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Evs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights

          Not sure, I would prefer city.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. Tricky fixtures.

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
    6. Baines Morrison Berb > Jones Sterling Suarez

      Boom!!!!

      Captain Demba :)

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Jones may be a rotation risk now. Morrison over Sterling anyday. Rather Berba over Ba long term.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  4. Baines Cons

    hamstrung
    bad "form"
    difficult fixtures ahead

    Pros?
    pens?

    • 2 years, 1 month 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

      • 2 years, 1 month 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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

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

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
      2. I was busy getting Mata :?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  5. RMG (Rate My Grav)......I reckon it blows goat :shock:

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. wasn't aware rolling pins were into goats...

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. they are where I come from......hand in hand...

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  6. orange and red all over the place, my team selection page looks like a hot dog!

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. :lol: Bon apetite.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  7. Right time to start hunting down those gravless fools........they really piss me off they do.....

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Now link your team.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. how you do that....

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Nevermind.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. LOL

            It's to much for him.

            BTW, Saffers showing their true colors.

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
            1. too*

              Early days.

              • 2 years, 1 month ago
          2. How do you link your team??

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

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. done....is it working?

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
            1. Yes, nice rank.

              • 2 years, 1 month ago
        3. tw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          FAQ is your friend

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
      2. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        +1

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. :lol: That's the spirit!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Get a new grav....bored of yours :wink: :smile:

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. I will change back to my original once UEFA league is over..

          PS posted above how to link team.

          • 2 years, 1 month 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

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

              • 2 years, 1 month 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...

                • 2 years, 1 month ago
                1. Still hoping to make Europa, if im lucky enough CL..

                  • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. Wtf is that for a grav?

      Pizza dough?

      LOL

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. :lol: at least its a start...

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
      2. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

        :D. better than nothing!

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
      3. some bloke rolling dough

        • 2 years, 1 month 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?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. trim that down to a 4pt hit. Baines and pienaar > walcott / defender.

      ditch sagna next week

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. tw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member

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

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Rafa, Demel & Baines replacement = 3 right?

          • 2 years, 1 month 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

            • 2 years, 1 month 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? :(

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. soul!

      bloody 'ell

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Who do you want?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. just everyone on a simple page... blimey why is so hard

        • 2 years, 1 month 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!

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  11. Baines and ba to evans and saurez for a hit.Good idea?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Not sure on Evans mate

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Who would you get.got 6.1 after i put in saurez.

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

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. Already got him.yeah think he is gonna do the biz soon.

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
  12. Who to captain guys Rvp or Suarez

    • 2 years, 1 month 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...

    • 2 years, 1 month 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?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  15. Michu or Sterling this week?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  16. Evening,

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

    • 2 years, 1 month 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

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Play baines instead of Rafeal imo.

      • 2 years, 1 month 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.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago

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For Gameweek 22

  • Adrián
  • Ivanovic
  • Skrtel
  • Baines
  • Sánchez
  • Hazard
  • Chadli
  • Downing
  • Austin
  • Aguero
  • Kane
  • Bertrand
  • Puncheon
  • Ings

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 26 Jan, 2015 2:09pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Pantilimon SUN B, Vs
Up De Gea MUN B, Vs
Up Begovic STO B, Vs
Up Forster SOT A, Vs
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs, Inj
Up Ospina ARS B, Vs, Rest
No Change Foster WBA A
Down Krul NEW C

Defenders

Last updated: 26 Jan, 2015 2:14pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE A, Vs
Up Bertrand SOT B, Vs
Up Koscielny ARS B, Vs
Up Jones MUN B, Vs
No Change Van Aanholt SUN B, Vs
Up Wollscheid STO B, Vs, £
No Change Wisdom WBA A
Down Janmaat NEW B
Down Baines EVE B
No Change Zabaleta MCI B, Rest
No Change Trippier BRN B, VsX
No Change Davies HUL C
No Change Ward CPL C
No Change Hutton AVL B, VsX

Midfielders

Last updated: 26 Jan, 2015 2:23pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Sánchez ARS A, Vs
No Change Hazard CHE B, Vs
Up Puncheon CPL A, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Di María MUN C, Vs, Inj
Up Cazorla ARS A, Vs
Up Fábregas CHE B, Vs
Up Moses STO C, Vs
No Change Chadli TOT B
Down Sterling LIV B, VsX, OoP
Up Tadic SOT B, Vs
Down Silva MCI B, VsX
No Change Eriksen TOT B
Down Downing WHM A, VsX

Forwards

Last updated: 26 Jan, 2015 2:45pm
Player Club Factors
Up Diego Costa CHE A, Vs
Up Aguero MCI C
Up Giroud ARS B, Vs
Down Kane TOT B, £
Up Rooney MUN B, Vs, OoP
No Change Austin QPR B
Up Bojan STO B, Vs
No Change Berahino WBA B
Up Pellè SOT B, Vs
Up Defoe SUN B, Vs
Down Ings BRN A, VsX, £
Up Gayle CPL 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
Cattermole SUN 9
Barry EVE 8
Reid WHM 8
Hutton AVL 7
Diego Costa CHE 7
Fábregas CHE 7
Matic CHE 7
Colback NEW 7
Dunne QPR 7
Pellè SOT 7
Bardsley STO 7
Taylor SWA 7
Chambers ARS 6
Clark AVL 6
Cleverley AVL 6
Okore AVL 6
Livermore HUL 6
Vardy LEI 6
Gerrard LIV 6
Kompany MCI 6
Fernandinho MCI 6
Janmaat NEW 6
Tioté NEW 6
Fonte SOT 6
Schneiderlin SOT 6
Wanyama SOT 6
Shelvey SWA 6
Gardner WBA 6

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