With little time for turnaround between Gameweeks, we roll out the Round 2 results and Round 3 Draw of the Fantasy Football Scout Cup VII, sponsored by Paddy Power, this evening. Before we look at the remaining contenders for the crown, those taking part should note that these ties take place over Gameweek 15 – the Gameweek 14 midweek matches do not count towards your tally:

Our defending champion Wild Rover seems to have risen to the occasion and, having climbed the rankings in the last couple of weeks, now faces Hillbillypete for a place in the Fourth Round. Wild Rover is one of only three previous Scout Cup winners still remaining; GoonerDave goes up against Mufcste55 – the latter is the favourite here, sitting just outside the top 10,000 – whilst sleepingmaster pits his wits against bigfourleggedbeast.

Mark’s podcast co-host and Champions League tipster Granville swept aside Dullardinho last weekend and now faces The Upper Deckers, who sits just inside the top 1 million. Gaz Downright – who tops the Contributors and Moderators league – is up against 2ndMan, whilst fellow moderators applebonkers and Ryan have been drawn against ste2510 and Bedknobs and Boomsticks respectively.

Amongst the community members still in with a shout, Tommy Tynan’s Left Shin Pad takes on Jafooli, The Sarjeant faces Isacki, EpicFAIL has been drawn against The Shadow and Daniel plays host to The Flying Nugget.

Giuliop11 may well be considered the favourite for the title. Sitting in 164th spot overall, he’s the man to avoid – Ferenc55 stands in his way of a Fourth Round spot.

As usual, we name-check the highest scoring winner from the previous round. Realunitedfc takes the honour, after racking up 90 points in Gameweek 13 – now up to around the 17,000-mark, he swaggers into the next fixture against bcdahm.

If you fancy a glance back at the Round 2 results, click here or if you are awaiting the fixture list for the next batch of head-to-head, the draw for the Third Round is available here.

As always, good luck to those still in with a shout of the silverware.

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  1. Team Value is a Joke!

    Team value is a bit of a joke mate.

    First off you lose. At least half of your gains anyway.

    Second if its spread around your team its worth even less. Say everyone goes up by 0.3 you only get 0.1.

    Also is anyone going to sell ramsey if they bought him for 5.5. Chances are if people are going to sell him it will be the ones that bought him when he was more expensive. With his form that's not likelky. So someone with say suarez ramsey and aguero probably 'made' 3 million but that won't ever get used.

    Like in school if A implies B then it does not mean B implies A.

    Success leads to team value.

    Team value does not necessarily lead to success.

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
    1. Probably the best thing you ever posted Maxi.

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
    2. Are you feeling alright? Talking a lot of sense today.

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
    3. Sorry mods reply fail

      Meant to be for last page lad was asking about catching minileague leader

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. :lol: Best fail ever.

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
        1. It deserves to be a HT all on its own and its relevant with Ramsey having now risen 2m. Perhaps Jonty or someone can edit it slightly to make it not look like a reply fail.

          • 10 months, 26 days ago
          1. No worries, I think it stands by itself!

            • 10 months, 26 days ago
    4. Where is his sticky?

      Certainly warrants it, compared to some of the other sticky things.

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
    5. Na I think its good. It just proves they silliness in not getting in a player like Ramsey even now. His sale value will be a lot higher so people shouldn't shy away from a player who has risen in price as much as he has. If anything it gives them somewhat of an advantage over those who bought him at 5.5 (with the obvious caveat of missing out on all his points hauls of course)

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. I don't understand this at all. Yes, you lose half of the value from any price rises, but if you don't own the player you lose the whole price rise and don't get any points either. The only thing stopping people selling them is their own misplaced belief that it is actually 'costing' them something to get the player back compared to those who don't have to pay any more than they sold them for having already paid this premium already.

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
        1. Well its certainly not cut and dry. Different pro's and cons from different perspectives (those who bought late vs those who bought early). I think it makes the game more interesting as it means there is a lot to think about.

          • 10 months, 26 days ago
    6. 8O

      Account been hacked? ;)

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
    7. very good point

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
    8. Now you tell me this! :roll:

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
    9. Brilliant post Maxi

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. It stops your freedom to make transfers as you please. If you wanted to sell Ramsey, then a few weeks later buy him back, sell him again and buy him back then you would lose a fortune. I understand why they have put this method in place, but it is too harsh on people who got in there quick. And all in all its unnessasary complication which takes away slightly from the enjoyment of the game.

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
      2. Im not completely sold on this, as an example I got januzaj in after the sunderland game not because I expected him to ever do it again, but because I knew I could make the odd 0.2 on him low and behold last week transfer him out, got ravmo in, hes going back down and I'll be trousering the profit, I also sold giroud at 9.0 having got him @ 8.5 meaning a whole 0.5 I've made on him.So thats 0.8 just to start with. The key to team value is jumping off at the right time.

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
  2. Player-------League goals at end of season based on current scoring rate from starts
    Suarez--------37
    Aguero--------33
    Sturridge-----29
    Remy----------28
    RVP------------27
    Ramsey------25
    Nasri-----------15
    Yaya-----------15
    Brady----------12
    Chamakh------4
    Graham--------0

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
    1. Rooney?

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
        • 10 months, 26 days ago
        1. Only one less than RVP 8O

          • 10 months, 26 days ago
      • 10 months, 26 days ago
    2. Rooney didn't even make the cut

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. or Lukaku

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
          • 10 months, 26 days ago
    3. Rooney?

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
    4. Rooney?

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
    5. martin skrtel------- -3

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. 3 goals and 3 own goals = 0

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. Ha, missed the question mark, but maybe you understand it.

        Could count it myself, but how have you actually got to these numbers?

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
        1. (Goals so far / Starts so far) x 25 + Goals so far

          25 is the number of GWs remaining

          • 10 months, 26 days ago
            • 10 months, 26 days ago
  3. Mignolet
    Chico - B. Turner - Vlaar
    Nasri - Oscar - Ozil - RavMo
    Rooney - Giroud - Suarez(c)

    xx - Barkley - Ridgewell - Chester

    1FT and 0.7 itb - anything need changing for this week or can I finally save a free? Thanks.

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
  4. Lost on bottom of last page, from Scout Tweets:

    Wenger: "Sagna should be out for tomorrow, Jenkinson is likely to come in."

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
    1. I suddenly feel less comfortable about bringing in Koscielny...

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. As well you should. I wonder if it's rotation or something more.

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
    2. Jenkinson in =D

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. *then

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
    3. Think we're selling Jenks a bit short. Good attacking threat, and not SO awful at the back.

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
  5. What's up!
    Got a lot of work to do in defence and mid.
    1 FT, 1.5 in bank

    Guzan, Boruc
    Ivanovic, Fonte, GJ, Rat, Baker
    Oscar, Cabaye, Ramsey, Januzaj, Parker
    Rooney, Suarez, Aguero

    A) Baker -> Gabbidon/Luna
    B) Parker -> Whittingham/Morrison
    C) Januzaj -> Whittingham/Morrison
    D) two of the above for -4 hit
    E) A, B & C for -8 hit
    F) Keep transfer

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
    1. B) to Morrison, his team plays Crystal Palace!

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
  6. HELP GUYS!

    Mignolet (K.Davis)
    Terry Ivanovic Mertsacker Clyne (Parr)
    Nasri Hazard Ramsey (Ravel Thomas)
    Rooney (vc) Tekkers Suárez (c)

    Got 2 FT.

    A) Ivanovic + Tekkers -> Evans + Negredo
    B) Hazard + Tekkerss -> Gerard + Negredo
    C) Ivanovic, Hazard, Tekkers -> Evra, Gerard, and Negredo (-4 hit)
    D) Ivanovic + Tekkers -> Vidic + Negredo
    E) Ivanovic, Nasri, Tekkers -> Evra, Shelvey, Aguero
    F) Ivanovic, Hazard -> Davies & Gerard
    G) Ivanovic, Nasri, Tekkers ->Davies, Gerard & Negredo

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
    1. Ivan out for evra and save the other FT. Don't hurt yourself.

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. I've got 1more FT to do Tekkers to Negredo though. You don't think so?

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
  7. Need some Chelsea and City news. Any idea when the pressers are?

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
    1. HVT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      Oscar and who else concerns you Champ ?

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. Silva for our side project ;) I heard he's close to returning

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
  8. It's going to be very interesting to see how Wenger plays his Walcott card this season... Last year Arsenal were heavily reliant on his goals whilst the likes of Ramsey and Wilshire remained firmly in the promising young talent category...With the addition of Ozil and Flamini, and Ox and Podolski yet to teturn, Arsenal have a potentially title winning squad and simply are no longer over reliant upon Walcott's goals. Exciting times...Any thoughts on his game time ?...We'd all like to think him nailed on and a shoe in..but is he ?

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
    1. Yes he is, I think Wenger is being overly cautious and slowly bringing him into the side. He adds more pace and is another runner for :shock: to feed.

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
    2. he will get rested and used wisely IMO. if wenger keeps him fresh and fit, arsenal have a great chance.

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
    3. Without doubt. Once he gains full fitness he may even be used up front given Wenger's joke of a back-up striker.

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. Yep...that's my thoughts, and hope....Arsenal are fantastic in midfield and have the best midfield squad in the country, and of course he'll get his game time there but not automaticlay...They are shockingly weak up front in terms of depth...Wenger simply can't contine playing Giroud up there every game...Welcome to my team Wally as soon as you do some decent game time.

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
    4. I wouldn't be surprised to see him up top in a few games to give Giroud a rest, until the possible Real Madrid youngster comes in on loan that is.

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. Arsenal should burst the bank in January for Benteke. His goal threat and hold up play would be ideal for the talent in midfield.

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
        1. no not with giroud in this form
          i think giroud is more technical

          • 10 months, 26 days ago
          1. Don't write Podolski off either..He's only played one full game this season before his injury...Two goals !!

            • 10 months, 26 days ago
    5. i think he will not be an ever present in their 11
      he might be used against teams with a slow LB or back line in general, also he might be imployed against big teams where arsenal are expected to defend in the hope of hitting on the break

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. I'd agree with that...Wenger has options to play different tactics, unlike last season when they were pretty much one trick ponies...or be it very good ones.

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
    6. No, he isn't. He clearly gives them an option, but their current game is better off without him. I'd even imagine that Wenger will start to use him to rest Giroud when Arsenal are one or two up on second half and can sit back and play counters where Walcott is at his best.

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
  9. I always post at the bottom of a page......

    Gazzaniga (Myhill)

    Kos/Flanagan/Lescott (Vlaar/Burner)

    Walcott/Hazard/Coutinho/Ravel (Brady)

    Suarez/Rooney/Giroud

    Lescott or Vlaar this week? The plan is to save transfer next week then do Giroud/Kos > Lukaku/Distin GW 16. Or does anyone have any alternative thoughts? thanks

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
  10. Want to get rid of one of these (£2,5m in the bank):
    Januzaj, Mirallas, Morrison, Rat

    Thinking about
    Mirallas -> Walker (more money in the bank) or
    Mirallas -> Hazard (safer bet)

    Opinions on this please?
    Is it better to keep Mirallas and transfer one of the other?

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
    1. HVT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member

      Mira is dead to me ,
      Hazza.

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. Thanks, how about Coutinho?

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
  11. HVT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member

    Scout picks : (IMHO) alternative

    Gazzaninga
    Gabbidon - Pieters - Chico -Bardsley
    Brunt - mata - milliner
    Lukaka - long - Schmack

    Collins - de Guzman - Antonio.

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
  12. is it too late to get rooney into the squad? asking because he's on the suspension tightrope and the possibility of rotation..

    current team is

    Migs (Boruc)
    Coleman, Dawson, Clyne, Collins, Vlaar
    Hazard, Ramsey, Sess, Barkley, HBA
    Suarez, Remy, Aguero

    will swap HBA for Morrisson and then next week bring in Rooney with the extra cash

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
    1. Sounds good if Rooney doesn't get a YC this week, HBA needs to go ASAP.

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. he should have gone a month ago but i've been stupidly wasting transfers on other stuff

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
  13. Boss: "Hull are very dynamic going forward and on set-pieces they look strong as well" #AFCvHCFC

    Doesn't sound like he's willing to take too many risks 8-)

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
  14. Can I flower your cow mam?

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
    1. I think you need to take a shower and cool off a bit...

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
  15. New Post
  16. Januzaj nominated for Young SPOTY. I mean really now.

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
    1. They will dress him with a Union Jack Tie and a British Bulldog by his side.

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
  17. Mignolet 4,0
    Terry Clyne Kos Williams Burner
    Ozil Oscar Ramsey Brady Ravel
    Aguero Suarez Lukaku

    I have 2ft and need to use least one. 0,4 in the bank.

    Any suggestions please?

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
  18. Right! I'm saving my FT and doing the following 8 pointer ready for the weekend:

    Mignolet > KD/Gaz
    Clyne > Koscielny
    Sess > Ramsey
    Barkley > Amal/Brunt

    Give me this lot for GW15:

    KD/Gaz
    Koscielny - Luna - Terry
    Amal/Brunt - Cabaye - Hazard - Ramsey
    Aguero - Rooney (v) - Suarez (c)

    Boruc - Ravel - Coleman - Chester

    Bank = 0

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
  19. any ramsey captainers in the house? xmas is coming. i might give it a nudge!

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
  20. RMT PLEASE

    Mignolet (K.Davis)
    Terry IVANOVIC Mertsacker Clyne (Parr)
    Nasri Hazard Ramsey (Ravel Thomas)
    Rooney (vc) TEKKERS Suárez (c)

    Got 2 FT.

    A) Ivanovic + Tekkers -> Evans + Negredo
    B) Ivanovic + Tekkers -> Vidic + Negredo
    C) Ivanovi -> Evra (Save 1FT)
    C) Ivanovic, Hazard, Tekkers -> Evra, Gerard, and Negredo (-4 hit)

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
  21. FTB Pro's 10 Most Improved PL Players:

    1. Aaron Ramsey
    2. Vincent Kompany
    3. Daniel Agger
    4. Oscar
    5. Gary Cahil
    6. Adam Lallana
    7. Gareth McAuley
    8. Lucas Leiva
    9. Kieran Gibbs
    10. Pablo Zabaleta

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    I found it interesting that they did not include Rooney, but then again, he hasn't improved from his prime form, he has just improved from his worst form. I guess that is where the difference lies.

    Odd list non-the less.

    Source: http://www.ftbpro.com/posts/omar.hamouda/532342/10-of-the-most-improved-premier-league-players

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
    1. How could they possibly know the form of Vincent Kompany ?

      • 10 months, 26 days ago
      1. Maybe it's from when he joined compared to now?

        • 10 months, 26 days ago
  22. Scout picks?

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
  23. Mig
    Chico-Terry-Fonte
    Ramsey-Ozil-Yaya-Brunt
    Suarez-Aguero-Remy

    Sub: Boruc Barkley Coleman Chambers
    0.7m in the bank

    Good to go or some transfers are needed? Thanks.

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
  24. De Gea EVE (H)

    Vlaar SOU (A) Evans EVE (H) Terry SUN (A) Johnson NOR (H)

    Sessegnon MCI (H) Gerrard NOR (H) Hazard SUN (A)

    Remy SWA (A) Rooney EVE (H) Suárez NOR (H)

    Harper ARS (A)

    Morrison CRY (A)
    Brown CHE (H)
    Bacuna SOU (A)

    Any suggestions? 2FT 0.0 Bank

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
  25. Does anyone have any news on RVP fitness please?

    • 10 months, 26 days ago
  26. Shaw or Ravel?

    • 10 months, 26 days ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 9

  • Fabianski
  • Baines
  • Dawson
  • Bertrand
  • Sánchez
  • Sterling
  • Eriksen
  • Tadic
  • Pellè
  • Aguero
  • Berahino
  • Vlaar
  • Chadli
  • Lukaku

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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: 25 Oct, 2014 2:01pm
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 Sakho WHM A, Vs, £
Up Falcao MUN B, VsX
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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