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.

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
    1. Probably the best thing you ever posted Maxi.

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

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
    3. Sorry mods reply fail

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

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
      1. 😆 Best fail ever.

        • 2 years, 2 months 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.

          • 2 years, 2 months ago
          1. No worries, I think it stands by itself!

            • 2 years, 2 months ago
    4. Where is his sticky?

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

      • 2 years, 2 months 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)

      • 2 years, 2 months 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.

        • 2 years, 2 months 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.

          • 2 years, 2 months ago
    6. 😯

      Account been hacked? 😉

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
    7. very good point

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
    8. Now you tell me this! :roll:

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
    9. Brilliant post Maxi

      • 2 years, 2 months 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.

        • 2 years, 2 months 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.

        • 2 years, 2 months ago
  2. Player-------League goals at end of season based on current scoring rate from starts

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
    1. Rooney?

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
        • 2 years, 2 months ago
        1. Only one less than RVP 😯

          • 2 years, 2 months ago
    2. Graham 😆

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
    3. Rooney didn't even make the cut

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
      1. or Lukaku

        • 2 years, 2 months ago
          • 2 years, 2 months ago
    4. Rooney?

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
    5. Rooney?

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
    6. martin skrtel------- -3

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
      1. 3 goals and 3 own goals = 0

        • 2 years, 2 months ago
      • 2 years, 2 months 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?

        • 2 years, 2 months ago
        1. (Goals so far / Starts so far) x 25 + Goals so far

          25 is the number of GWs remaining

          • 2 years, 2 months ago
            • 2 years, 2 months 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.

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
  4. Lost on bottom of last page, from Scout Tweets:

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

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
    1. I suddenly feel less comfortable about bringing in Koscielny...

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
      1. As well you should. I wonder if it's rotation or something more.

        • 2 years, 2 months ago
    2. Jenkinson in =D

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
      1. *then

        • 2 years, 2 months ago
    3. Think we're selling Jenks a bit short. Good attacking threat, and not SO awful at the back.

      • 2 years, 2 months 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

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
    1. B) to Morrison, his team plays Crystal Palace!

      • 2 years, 2 months ago

    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

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
    1. Ivan out for evra and save the other FT. Don't hurt yourself.

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
      1. I've got 1more FT to do Tekkers to Negredo though. You don't think so?

        • 2 years, 2 months ago
  7. Need some Chelsea and City news. Any idea when the pressers are?

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
    1. HVT

      Oscar and who else concerns you Champ ?

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
      1. Silva for our side project 😉 I heard he's close to returning

        • 2 years, 2 months 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 ?

    • 2 years, 2 months 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 😯 to feed.

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

      • 2 years, 2 months 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.

      • 2 years, 2 months 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.

        • 2 years, 2 months 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.

      • 2 years, 2 months 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.

        • 2 years, 2 months ago
        1. no not with giroud in this form
          i think giroud is more technical

          • 2 years, 2 months ago
          1. Don't write Podolski off either..He's only played one full game this season before his injury...Two goals !!

            • 2 years, 2 months 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

      • 2 years, 2 months 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.

        • 2 years, 2 months 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.

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
  9. I always post at the bottom of a page......

    Gazzaniga (Myhill)

    Kos/Flanagan/Lescott (Vlaar/Burner)

    Walcott/Hazard/Coutinho/Ravel (Brady)


    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

    • 2 years, 2 months 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?

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
    1. HVT

      Mira is dead to me ,

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
      1. Thanks, how about Coutinho?

        • 2 years, 2 months ago
  11. HVT

    Scout picks : (IMHO) alternative

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

    Collins - de Guzman - Antonio.

    • 2 years, 2 months 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

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
    1. Sounds good if Rooney doesn't get a YC this week, HBA needs to go ASAP.

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
      1. he should have gone a month ago but i've been stupidly wasting transfers on other stuff

        • 2 years, 2 months 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 😎

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
  14. Can I flower your cow mam?

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
    1. I think you need to take a shower and cool off a bit...

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
  15. New Post
  16. Januzaj nominated for Young SPOTY. I mean really now.

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
    1. They will dress him with a Union Jack Tie and a British Bulldog by his side.

      • 2 years, 2 months 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?

    • 2 years, 2 months 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:

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

    Boruc - Ravel - Coleman - Chester

    Bank = 0

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
  19. any ramsey captainers in the house? xmas is coming. i might give it a nudge!

    • 2 years, 2 months ago

    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)

    • 2 years, 2 months 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

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
    1. How could they possibly know the form of Vincent Kompany ?

      • 2 years, 2 months ago
      1. Maybe it's from when he joined compared to now?

        • 2 years, 2 months ago
  22. Scout picks?

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
  23. Mig

    Sub: Boruc Barkley Coleman Chambers
    0.7m in the bank

    Good to go or some transfers are needed? Thanks.

    • 2 years, 2 months 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

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
  25. Does anyone have any news on RVP fitness please?

    • 2 years, 2 months ago
  26. Shaw or Ravel?

    • 2 years, 2 months ago

Scout Picks

Gameweek 25

  • Forster
  • Janmaat
  • Williams
  • Alderweireld
  • Wijnaldum
  • André Ayew
  • Dele Alli
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Sánchez
  • Aguero
  • Kane
  • Moreno
  • Arnautovic
  • Giroud

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Last updated: 10 Feb, 2016 1:01pm
Player Club Factors
Up Forster SOT A, Vs
Down Butland STO C, Vs
Up Schmeichel LEI A, Vs
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs
No Change Boruc BOU B, Vs
Up Hennessey CPL C, £
No Change Cech ARS A, VsX
Up Fabianski SWA B
No Change De Gea MUN B
No Change Adrián WHM B


Last updated: 10 Feb, 2016 1:08pm
Player Club Factors
Up Fuchs LEI A, Vs, £
Up van Dijk SOT A, Vs
Up Daniels BOU A, Vs, £
Up Dann CPL A
No Change Ivanovic CHE B, Vs
No Change Alderweireld TOT B
No Change Bellerín ARS B, VsX
Up Johnson STO C, Vs
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Up Van Aanholt SUN A
No Change Williams SWA B, £
Up Smalling MUN C
Up Coleman EVE B, Vs
Down Dawson WBA C
Down Moreno LIV C, Vs
Down Kolarov MCI B, Rest, Inj


Last updated: 10 Feb, 2016 1:17pm
Player Club Factors
Up Mahrez LEI A, Vs
No Change Payet WHM B, Vs
No Change Dele Alli TOT A, Inj
Up Arnautovic STO C, Vs, Inj
No Change Ozil ARS C, VsX
Up Eriksen TOT A
Up Antonio WHM A, Vs, Rest, £
Up Sigurdsson SWA A, OoP
Down Barkley EVE B, Vs
Down Roberto Firmino LIV A, VsX, OoP
Down Sánchez ARS C, VsX
Up Lingard MUN B, Rest, £
Up Khazri SUN B
Up Oscar CHE B, Vs
No Change Wijnaldum NEW B


Last updated: 10 Feb, 2016 1:44pm
Player Club Factors
Up Vardy LEI B, Vs
No Change Kane TOT A
Down Aguero MCI A
Up Diego Costa CHE A, Vs, Inj
Up Rooney MUN A
Down Ighalo WAT C, VsX
Down Lukaku EVE C
Up Afobe BOU A, Vs
No Change Giroud ARS B, VsX, Rest
No Change Defoe SUN 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
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Colback NEW 9
Byram WHM 9
Lucas LIV 8
Jones SUN 8
Yacob WBA 8
Westwood AVL 7
Diego Costa CHE 7
Huth LEI 7
Can LIV 7
Mangala MCI 7
Shelvey NEW 7
Pieters STO 7
Dele Alli TOT 7
Dier TOT 7
Noble WHM 7

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