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The ScoutCast – Episode 226 – Beached

Excess baggage checked in, deckchairs reserved and sun block applied – the Scoutcast team are all ready to hit the beach.

Smack in the middle of Gameweek 37, with points flowing from all angles, not even Hal Robson Kanu’s late goal can upset the pre-vacation mood.

Stringing five men across the midfield, Luke and Az join Jonty, Andy and myself for a bumper end of season episode as we tackle another volley of questions from you, the community.

We conduct a post-mortem on the flurry of chips, weigh up the Gameweek 38 punts, put together our final day Wildcard XI and take a look back on our own personal highs and lows of a topsy-turvy season.

After 128 minutes of that lot and sunstroke already setting in, we even forget to chat captains and transfers come the end, only to make amends later.

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

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  1. bartlemi
      3 months, 1 day ago

      IN 4 of my 5 leagues i'm over 80 points clear and in the other im 4th and so i think i'm gonna sacrifice a few points to differ my team.

      Thinking of getting in Ake, Coutinho, Sane and Kane for Gabbiadini, Hazard, Ozil and Bailly.

      Thoughts?

    • buzzkill
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Is anyone good at working out transfer based on ITB and TV?

        This is my rival's team;

        Courtois - Jak
        Cahill - Stephens - Valencia - McAuley - Maguire
        Fletcher - Alli - DeBruyne - Sane - Eriksen
        Jesus - Rashford - Costa

        Last night his team value was 102.6
        In the bank £0.3

        He's made his transfer
        Team value is now 102.4
        In the bank £0.3

        What has he done? I'm leading him by 20 points and could do with knowing!
        Thanks

        1. Mkhimous
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 1 day ago

          You sure he made a transfer? Alli and Costa went down in price yesterday.

          1. buzzkill
              3 months, 1 day ago

              I'm 100% sure. The website says he's done 1 transfer and he stupidly told me this morning!

              1. Webbinho
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  How much did he buy Eriksen for? Could be Eriksen to Coutinho?

                  1. buzzkill
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      He bought Eriksen for his current value - 8.9 only last week

                    • Mkhimous
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Given that ITB is same and Alli and Costa went down in price, that looks unlikely.

                  2. Mkhimous
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    102.6 to 102.4 was the change after his transfer and price changes today? I think you will need to monitor until price changes on Sunday and if you are lucky you might be able to figure out. No other information? Valencia to Monreal?

                    1. buzzkill
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        I have Monreal and he has accidentally let it slip that he hasn't bought a player I already own. He said something like "...if you don't transfer in the same guy" which means he's bought someone I don't have (yet)

                        1. Mkhimous
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          McAuley to Davies is my best guess then

                          1. buzzkill
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Sorry, I have Davies as well. I should post my team.

                              Here is is;

                              Cech - Jak
                              Davies - Ake - Alonso - Monreal - McAuley
                              Alli - Sanchez - Sterling - Hazard - T Davies
                              Kane - Gabbi - Barnes

                              He's bought someone not in that 15 ^

                        2. buzzkill
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Yes, 102.6 to 102.4 is the change after his transfer and rises.

                            1. Mkhimous
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Sorry couldn't narrow it down further. Except taking a punt with Mahrez for Eriksen.

                              1. buzzkill
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Yeah the fella below also suggested that. It's a huge punt but as I said, he needs something different to make those points. Personally I think he would be better off with Erik. Seems a strange one!
                                  Thanks for all your help

                      • DANIELSSON
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Would be a strange one but Eriksen > Mahrez adds up. 8.9 > 8.9. .2 lost due to Alli & Costa drops

                        1. buzzkill
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Wow, I didn't think of that but that would actually fit. Seems extremely punty, but he needs something to make up 20 points.
                            Thanks for having a think for me!

                      • Toast
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Should I

                        A. Alli to Coutinho- will Alli be rested and Eriksen start? It's a short time between games.
                        B. Captain Sanchez or Kane?

                        Thanks

                      • drfc_matty
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Owner of hazard , anichibie , aspilcueta , trippier

                          2 free transfers .. what do I do?

                        • jimmy12
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Team: http://i.imgur.com/3uqsPQQ.png

                            Guys, im 16 points behind leader and as you can see team is a mess. Leader has Sanchez / Jesus aswell

                            I need to take a few hits i think? Maybe 8 or 12 points to at least get a decent team out

                            Any ideas appreciated

                            1. nkhoughton
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                I don't like ndidi and Gabbiadini, I'd play herrera over Gabbiadini

                                Maybe get Vokes in instead of gabbi

                                1. jimmy12
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    Was thinking Hazard > Coutinho first but it could be a very common transfer.

                                    I need a risk or 2 i think

                              • Invincibles
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  A) hazard > coutinho
                                  B) alli > coutinho
                                  C) blind(bench) > matin

                                  Chasing 20pt lead so need a big score

                                • Joao (Jay) Monteiro
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Hi guys, some help here you to get on XI, Cech or Caballero? I have Monreal and he will play... Thanks a lot

                                • caguaedson
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    Hello guys;

                                    I really need input on this.. I am 11 points above the second place, my team below:

                                    Chech - (Caballero)
                                    Jagielka - Mawson - Yoshida - (Cameron) - (Walker)
                                    Hazard - Ozil - Sane - Alli - (N'Diaye)
                                    Jesus - Kane - (Barnes)

                                    The second place team below:

                                    Jakupovic - Valdes
                                    Shawcross - Mcauley - Ward - Holebas - Barragan
                                    Hazard - King - Sterling - Alli - Firmino
                                    Kane - Benteke - Vardy

                                    What should i do? Any recommendations? Should i replace Hazard with Couthino?,
                                    what about replacing Hazard and Barnes with Couthino and Origi for a -4 hit?
                                    Should i do nothing? any ideas?

                                  • rnrd
                                      3 months, 1 day ago

                                      Cool, Conte just actually gave ZERO info in is presser

                                    • rnrd
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        Alli is quite a diificult case this week. I don't really fancy ditching him but really worried about his game time

                                      • xth0rx
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          My ML comes down to this week, i take a 3 point lead into the final gw with this team:

                                          Cech
                                          Monreal Cahill Yoshi
                                          Alexis Pedro Alli King KDB
                                          Kane Jesus
                                          Cabellero Stephens Holgate Anichebe

                                          My ML rival has his BB intact & this is his team:

                                          Caballero
                                          Alonso Holding Yoshi
                                          KDB Sanchez Zaha King
                                          Kane Jesus

                                          he will play BB with Pickford Kelly Negredo Benalouane

                                          What should i do to get some differential in??

                                          Siggy? Cesc? Does Alli need to go? do we think cahill will start?

                                          1. xth0rx
                                              3 months, 1 day ago

                                              Or even Alli > coutinho?

                                          2. Deulofail
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            3 months, 1 day ago

                                            Last 5 GRs are something to be proud of. Shame about the rest of the season.

                                            5k
                                            89k
                                            99k
                                            56k
                                            53k

                                            Going a bit against the crowd finally paid off. Hopefully doing the same next year will work out for more than 5 weeks haha

                                          3. SAINTS
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            2 months, 29 days ago

                                            Sane, Willian or Siggs in Sky Sports?

                                          4. quayle99
                                              29 days, 15 hours ago

                                              best 5.0 midfielder?
                                              Can? Dier? Kante? Matic?
                                              Other?