May
05

The Community Round Up

Filed under: Community - Posted by: Jonty

With the campaign drawing to a close, members of the Fantasy Football Scout community were preparing to roll out the red carpet and dish out end-of-season awards. We revisit the week’s discussions to call in on the names earning the plaudits, whilst also harking back to topics which assessed the merits of daring to be different and next season’s potential backline bargains. Elsewhere, we warm up for the World Cup by recalling a discussion that focused on a rather unique international clash. Finally, in our regular summary of the community competitions, we drop in on a new tournament that’s been testing our crystal ball gazing skills to their limit.

The Hottest Topics

Last weekend’s announcement of the PFA’s team of the year proved the catalyst for a glut of posts to honour your top players from the season. Our hot topic proved one of the most popular this week and, while your own selection shared several similarities with the PFA’s choice, some also reserved accolades for unsung heroes who had helped shape their Fantasy season. Granville was quick to point out the value provided by Emmanuel Adebayor during his purple patch, while Sunderland’s Vito Mannone was the undisputed keeper of choice, with the likes of Moin and Walrus Eggs among those dishing out the praise.

Robareid was also inspired to quiz the community for end of season favourites, this time focusing on most enjoyable players to own. Christian Eriksen was his choice, with the likes of Yaya Toure, Seamus Coleman and even Bryan Oviedo earning a mention amongst the discussion that ensued. It was a topic that was revisited only this weekend, with Kingston’s request for a roll call on the season’s FPL Heroes and Villains.

It wasn’t just players earning recognition in this week. Accounting on Chris decided to turn the subject of awards back onto the community itself, asking you for nominations for your favourite posters from the season, providing another of the week’s most popular threads.

Giggs Boson earned a mention in that particular topic and he was duly on hand to continue the retrospective theme, as he cast an eye back over the top Gameweek FPL point scorers. His post certainly highlighted the value in searching out differentials, as the discussion recalled the impact of André Schürrle’s Gameweek 28 tally and Gameweek 34’s surprise success story that was Jason Puncheon.

Looking forward, Andy1’s recent hot topic immediately assessed the assets on offer from relegated Fulham and Cardiff to ask which of their squad are likely to remain on our player list next season. Earlier in the week, we also prompted you to kick-off your plans by requesting your tips on the potential value defenders and goalkeepers on offer in the 2014/15 campaign. With the Everton, Crystal Palace and Chelsea rearguard all set for a hike in price, JimLad reckons that Newcastle could become a great alternative source of cheap defensive points. Meanwhile, Dufflinks had other ideas, pointing out that, without Europa League distractions, Swansea defenders are likely to perform better next season and could prove attractive investments.

Finally, The Sarjeant helped to ease us into World Cup mode by recalling one of the strangest international matches that has ever taken place, where Barbados and Grenada in 1994 took own goals to a new level of ridiculousness. Be sure to check out the chatter and the footage in his thread.

The Community Tournaments

The Sarjeant makes another appearance in this week’s round-up, this time as creator and host of the Punters Predictions competition for a contest that challenges entrants from the community to accumulate points for correct score and result predictions. Skogen89 led the way this week, with Ryan Giggs One More Year running in second.

Meanwhile, over in the Puffinboy Memorial Cup, a tournament dedicated to one of Fantasy Football Scout’s very first posters, DonTheSpecialOne looks to have secured glory: he goes into Gameweek 38 with an impressive 37 point lead.

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  1. Liverpool CS with a goal or assist from Flanagan would be amazing

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. as long as Rooney doesn't play

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
      1. have Punch as my first sub..would love Rooney to start tomorrow..

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
    2. Wouldn't you prefer an aguero hatrick tmra? I would

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
      1. Flanagan Goal would be a great differential...Aguero hat trick for sure

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
        1. You have to choose one...you're only allowed one gw37 wish...

          • 3 months, 17 days ago
          1. He can have the Flangan goal

            I'll take the Aguero hatty

            sorted

            • 3 months, 17 days ago
            1. Agreed.

              • 3 months, 17 days ago
    3. Flanagan goal...No CS coz Puncheon needs to score

      and yeah....Suarez blanks

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
    4. Flanagoal would be GLORIUS.

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
  2. if both Rooney & Aguero are out for the final GW, would you rather have Dzeko or RVP ?

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. Dzeko

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
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    2. Dzeko

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
    3. Dzekkers

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
    4. ok, it seems obvious then that Dzeko is a favourite here. Can't blame it tbh.

      Then I may end up this season with 7.3 M in the bank 8O

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
      1. Wasted effort. I should have put dzeko in weeks ago :-(

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
        1. yeah. My ML rival has just taken a lead from me by captaining Dzeko, while I am on Kun(c)

          • 3 months, 17 days ago
          1. Yeah...kun has cost me the league :-(

            Ramsey has participated also. A cameo of sorts.

            • 3 months, 17 days ago
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  3. Skrtl, Flanagan and Sturridge here.

    Palace are gonna go berserk.

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
  4. Hope Liverpool can beat Palace 5/6-0 to give them some chance of winning the league on the final day.

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. 7-2 with a Skrtel hattrick and Ward brace I can live with

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
      1. No. Points for my players only please.

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
    2. Will finish 3.1 to pool

      Every chance hey can score 6 past toon though...maybe more

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
  5. Is the game on TV tonight? (UK)

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. Yes

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
      1. Sky or BT?

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
        1. Sky Sports 1

          • 3 months, 17 days ago
          1. blaaah... thanks!

            • 3 months, 17 days ago
  6. So Rooney probably out tomorrow. Feck!

    Welcome to my team......Fabio :-(

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. welcome to mine…Chester :|

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
      1. I'm with you.

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
    2. How about welcome to my team Chester. No doubt there will be other sufferers.

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
    3. Sterling. Accompanying smiley TBC.

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
      1. me too - was 2nd on my bench. So given the way this GW has gone, a red card on the way ....

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
    4. I haven't got Rooney but Ramsey and Azpi, Chester and Dann auto subs here

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
  7. Ben Dinnery ‏@BenDinnery 37s
    #BR "Coutinho has had a bit of a problem, we don't think he's fully fit but Sturridge has had a really good week, he comes back in" #LFC

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
  8. Cheers for the mention Jonty! I see you're no. 2, it's not over yet.

    Many sold Suarez this week.. I certainly didn't, and look forward to his goals tonight :cool:
    Also just saw Beric (c) him.

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
  9. Anyone on here watch The Inbetweeners?

    I got bored last night and made a little song, and used loads of funny things Jay says as samples. I know the songs awful, but I find it funny lol!

    You can listen to it here if you want haha! http://m.soundcloud.com/johnnyjj-1/johnny

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. don't quit your day job

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
    2. Summerparty 2014

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
  10. Just noticed the bit about Swansea

    Hoping Vorm drops to 5.0

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. What happened?

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
      1. Just a discussion about whether, without Europa, Swansea defence might be worthy of investment again

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
        1. Ah good idea!

          • 3 months, 17 days ago
    2. Vorms had lots of injuries this season, i dont trust him, Ben Davies might be worth a look.

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
    3. Mannone
      Chelsea - Arsenal - Palace - cheapo - cheap

      FTW! :cool:

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
  11. Pick a front 7 for the final GW, with no price or team constraints

    Here's mine

    Eriksen Yaya Sterling Snodgrass

    Adebayor Suarez Sturridge

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. Hazard Eriksen Sterling Schurrle
      Suarez Sturridge Dzeko

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
    2. Nasri Yaya Sterling Gerrard
      Suarez Sturridge Dzeko

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
      1. 4 Liverpool players

        How do u do that?

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
        1. "No price or team constrains"

          It's not my team. Weren't we suppose to just pick the 7 we'd bet on?

          • 3 months, 17 days ago
      2. Do you have many Liverpool defenders in the rest of the team?

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
        1. probably only Mignolet Flanny and Johnson

          • 3 months, 17 days ago
          1. Any more would be pushing it, 3 defenders is about right.

            • 3 months, 17 days ago
            • 3 months, 17 days ago
            1. Would say 7 'Pool is enough, Skrtel is more likely to get an OG than a goal anyway

              • 3 months, 17 days ago
    3. Eriksen Yaya Sterling Hazard
      Suarez Sturridge Dzeko

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
  12. Is it worthy to swap aguero to sturridge and captain him in FPL. Help pls...

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. You can't do that.

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
      1. What do you mean?

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
        1. I can't make it any clearer.

          • 3 months, 17 days ago
            • 3 months, 17 days ago
    2. Wait for news. We dont know if hes fit or not.

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
    3. Ok didnt do it. Thanks breadbin and wilshere!

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
  13. what is the goal difference difference between city and L'pool

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. Baa

      Wow you are lazy

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
  14. You can't afford another slip up now Stevie G!

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. Actually, the slip thing was not that relevant - he had already failed to control the ball and slipped desperately trying to catch Ba. He wouldn't have caught him anyway.

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
  15. Hmm

    Dzeko or sturridge for final week?

    Tonight should assist my decision

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. if Kun out, both ideally. If just one - Sturridge IMO

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
      1. Yeah...unfortunately in midfield I have Ramsey and noone also. Was fancying sterling for it. Don't wana take too many hits

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
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  16. Suarez down in the warm up. I kid you not, check twitter.

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. Lol at Suarez owners.

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
    2. Go away

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
      1. Why? It's true.

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
        1. Don't go away then

          • 3 months, 17 days ago
        2. maybe he caught Rooney's bug?

          • 3 months, 17 days ago
      • 3 months, 17 days ago
      • 3 months, 17 days ago
      1. He's not kidding though. On MNF, imagine he's grand but he looked like throwing up.

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
      2. "19:37
        I don't want to alarm you Liverpool fans, but Luis Suarez has just been in deep conversation with the physio which ended with the striker taking a tablet."

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
          • 3 months, 17 days ago
    3. Sounds like sickness rather than injury.

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
  17. If Manutd finishes 7th, they aren't playing in Europa next season. Right?

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
      • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. You're right

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
    2. Cheers. That'll be good

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
  18. Suarez unwell in the warm up. Looks like the doctor has looked at him, Suarez was wretching.

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. Sounds terminal.

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
      1. Now that you mention it, he's dead.

        • 3 months, 17 days ago
        1. I laughed :)

          • 3 months, 17 days ago
            • 3 months, 17 days ago
  19. Predictions for tonight's score? It wouldn't surprise me to see Palace as the party poopers.

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. 0-0

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
    2. 2-2

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
    3. 1-2
      Bolasie
      Sterling and Suarez

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
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    4. 2.0

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
  20. It's great to see Neville and Carra on Sky together, two great servants for their respective clubs and "proper football men".

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
    1. Just need Carra to find a new accent and stop talking twaddle

      • 3 months, 17 days ago
  21. NEW POST

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
  22. Seeing a lot of people moaning about key players out this gameweek but this game rewards those sensible enough to build solid squads that can be relied on. Thankfully I did my homework and so am in a great position to absorb these injuries.

    Out for me this week are Ramsey, Azpi & Rooney but thankfully in come Eriksen(2), Chester(0) and Collins(0).

    :D

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
  23. What are the chances Liverpool win the title the season after Gerrard retires?

    • 3 months, 17 days ago
  24. Ramsey -> Sterling?

    • 3 months, 17 days ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 1

  • Begovic
  • Chambers
  • Terry
  • Caulker
  • Sterling
  • Mutch
  • Ramsey
  • Young
  • Sturridge
  • Rooney
  • Diego Costa
  • Debuchy
  • Arnautovic
  • Jovetic

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 20 Aug, 2014 10:14am
Player Club Factors
Up Krul NEW C, Vs, £
Up Speroni CPL B, Vs
Up McGregor HUL B, Vs
Up Fabianski SWA B, Vs
Up Forster SOT C, Vs
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs
Down De Gea MUN B, Vs
Up Mannone SUN C, £
Down Begovic STO B
Up Lloris TOT C

Defenders

Last updated: 17 Aug, 2014 8:47am
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE A, Vs
Up Chester HUL B, Vs, £
Up Ward CPL B, Vs
Up Taylor SWA B, Vs, £
Down Jones MUN B, Vs
Up Coloccini NEW C, Vs, £
Up Clyne SOT B, Vs, £
Up Van Aanholt SUN B, £
Up Vlaar AVL B
No Change Debuchy ARS B
No Change Caulker QPR B
Up Kaboul TOT B, VsX
No Change Shawcross STO B, Vs

Midfielders

Last updated: 19 Aug, 2014 11:22am
Player Club Factors
No Change Ramsey ARS A
Up Fábregas CHE A, Vs
Up Sterling LIV A
Up Sigurdsson SWA A, Vs
No Change Hazard CHE C, Vs
Down Mata MUN C, Vs
Down Sánchez ARS C
No Change Eriksen TOT B
Up Ince HUL C, Vs, OoP
Up Tadic SOT C, Vs
Up Silva MCI B, VsX
Down Y Touré MCI C, VsX
Up Mutch QPR C, £
Down Young MUN A, Vs, Rest, £
Up Ward-Prowse SOT B, Vs, £
Up Bolasie CPL B

Forwards

Last updated: 18 Aug, 2014 1:52pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Rooney MUN A, Vs
No Change Diego Costa CHE A, Vs
No Change Sturridge LIV B
Up Bony SWA C, Vs
Up Aguero MCI A, Inj
No Change Lukaku EVE C
No Change Giroud ARS B
No Change Bojan STO A, Vs, £
No Change Adebayor TOT C
No Change Pellè SOT C, Vs
No Change Austin QPR C
Up Berahino WBA B

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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