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The ScoutCast – Episode 245 – Conjury

The first ScoutCast of 2018 is sprinkled with a festive catch-up, an assessment of the latest transfer bandwagons and even some logic-defying magic.

YouTube viewers will need to pay close attention to Granville and Jonty about 1 minute and 56 seconds in to catch their conjuring trick; others will just have to use their imagination and be content with the rest of this 90-minute marathon episode.

We explore the lure of Aguero, the clamour for Lingard and the Fantasy freak of nature that is Marcos Alonso. Third striker options are assessed, we conduct a post-mortem on Liverpool following Coutinho’s exit and we start hatching plans for February’s forthcoming blank before the usual Gameweek preview ends proceedings.

Next week Granville saws Jonty in half and Az pulls a rabbit out of his hipster beard.

This ScoutCast was first beamed live via our YouTube channel on Tuesday evening. Be sure to subscribe to get notice of future live episodes.

If you’re a traditional type, you can acquire the mp3 audio version via this link on the first player below, or take in the full visual experience via the second player below.

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

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  1. Tazah
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    is there a chance ramsey will play this weekend? wilshere out
    non owner

    1. noquarternt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Looks like there is a chance.

  2. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    The big question, Kane or Lingard for the armband?

    1. Show Me The Mane.
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Kane, own both

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        This

      2. Tazah
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        still a risk of lingard not starting, however small that is

    2. QuintonFortune25
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Kane with Lingard vice

    3. THFC4LIFE
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Kane own both

    4. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Kane by a mile.

      C'mon, guys.. Lol.

    5. noquarternt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Lingard has the form and the fixture...depends how much you like risk...

    6. wander
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      this really isn't a big question imo.

      Kane is the stand out choice in my opinion and will completely dominate the armband pick.

      If you fancy a punt then go lingard but owning him is enough imo

  3. NebTheGreat
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Anyone shed any light on why Ben Mee is highlighted yellow? (i know is says a knock on FPL site)

    Likelihood of playing?

      1. NebTheGreat
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Good news, thanks 🙂

  4. Lateriser 12
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Adrian Speroni
    Alonso Mee Masuaku Robertson Long
    Sterling Son Lingard Arnie RLC
    Kane Aguero Mounie

    0FT 4.7M itb

    a) RLC -> Mahrez
    b) RLC -> Ramsey
    c) Mounie -> Bobby
    d) Mounie -> Lacazette

    1. Show Me The Mane.
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      A

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      All poor choices IMO. Just sit tight and assess for next GW. None worth a -4, you can play 4 atb and Robbo might nick something v City.

  5. noquarternt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    1900+ have transferred Tosun out...

    1. WorldCupDanB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I don't understand how that happens.

      1. Tazah
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        wildcardingz

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      WC shennanigans ?

  6. oh Mkhi youre so fine
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Arnie to Lingard yes or no

    1. Royal5
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Yep

    2. The Wise Owl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      West Ham vs Huddersfield at home?

      1. oh Mkhi youre so fine
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Actually WHU are away

      2. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Away, mate

  7. United till i die
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    gtg or what would you change im on wildcard

    Ederson
    Alonso, jones, yedin
    Mane, de bruyne, albrighton, bakayoko
    Kane (c), lukaku (vc), wilson

    Bench, elliot, Hegazi, vvd, carroll

    1. Tazah
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      jones to stones, ederson to courtois

      1. The Wise Owl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Jones essential.

        1. Tazah
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          not good fix after this week

          1. JPTheFinn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            10 days, 7 hours ago

            Burnley away is very good for MUN defender. All goals hurt bps and Jones may easily get 7-9 points.

    2. noquarternt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I'd change a lot. Albrighton, Yedlin, Bakayoko, Wilson and your whole bench. Probably Lukaku as well.

      But it's your team and if you like it, go for it.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I would change Ederson, Yedlin, Mane, KdB, Albrighton, Bakayoko, Wilson, Hegazi

    4. NebTheGreat
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      different... ll give you that!

      Feel like lukaku to Aguero would be better, also not convinced on bakayoko, maybe to lindgard ?

    5. Ghost Gooner
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Sterling Salah?

  8. THFC4LIFE
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    G2G? Or play Albrighton?

    Ryan
    Alonso Jones Davies Masuaku
    Sterling Salah Richarlison Lingard
    Kane(c) Kun

    Adrian Albrighton Ayew Bardsley

    1. Tazah
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      b

  9. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC:
    Pickford
    Alonso - VVD - Otamendi
    Salah - Sterling - Son - Lingard - Albrighton
    Kane - Firmino
    Hennessey - Masuaku - Dummett - Quaner

    Then Kane -> Aguero potentially during Spurs' tough fixtures.

    1. oh Mkhi youre so fine
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I dont like Albrighton and Firmino

      1. Tazah
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        they dont like you either

    2. noquarternt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      That bench...

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Maybe look at rotating a 352 and 442, in which case upgrade 5th defender and down grade 5th mid - may give you a stronger team overall and in GW28

  10. My little Bony
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    1 FT - 2.5 ITB. Please Help, a,b,c,or D? (maybe E?)
    Fabianski
    Otamendi Lascelles* Jones Cresswell*
    Pogba Son Arnie* Sterling
    Morata(v) Kane (c)
    Subs: RLC*, robertson,DCL, Elliott*

    Need to wait on pressers fo on my Yellow Flags* Updates.

    a) cresswell - Alonso
    B) RLC - Lingard
    C) Morata - Aguero
    D) Depending on Injusry Updates - Save and do 3 changes next week(-4)
    E) WC and sort this dross out

  11. OzziesDream
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Please rate my wildcard for anything obviously wrong...

    Ederson (Pickford)
    Otamendi / Azpilicueta / van Dijk (Tomkins / Klavan)
    Salah / Sterling / Lingard / Richarlison / Albrighton
    Kane / Firmino - Depoitre

    ...rotate Klavan (if he keeps his place) with Albighton for LIV fixtures. Can't see me playing Depoitre or Tomkins so just hoping for some +0.1 price rises over the coming weeks to fund an upgrade elsewhere.

    1. My little Bony
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      U have 4 Liverpool players - (VVD,Klavan??,Salah, Firminho)

    2. Ahtikullervo
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      If VVD was brought in as a Southampton guy then no problems till first trade...

  12. AnzhiBabakin
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Procrastination fun. First guess to win gets an e-biscuit.
    Which team (at the beginning of 2017-18) had lost the most premier league matches?

    1. noquarternt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      As a % or outright?

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Watford.

    3. jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Everton?

    4. Boxing Can Girouds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      everton

    5. Tazah
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      everton

  13. toblerone52
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Bakayoko??? Surely better options!

  14. new article posted
  15. Magic Box
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Any obvious changes here lads?

    Adrian
    Alonso Otamendi Jones Mee*
    Hazard Salah* Sterling Groß
    Kane Firmino

    Elliot* DCL Ogbonna Carroll

    0FT, 0.2ITB (* players injured)

    Cheers!

  16. noquarternt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Why is Albrighton suddenly in every team? What have I missed?

    1. OzziesDream
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      looks like he's assisting a bit more under the new manager

  17. wasp3000
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Start 3 this GW.....terrible choices.....

    A) Otamendi (away to Liv)
    B) Gomez (home to MC)
    C) Mee (away to CP)
    D) Daniels (home to Ars)
    E) Kenny (away to Spu)

    ........have 3.2m ITB also so could bring Alonso in for a hit?

  18. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Captained Kane 14 times this season, only had 4 different captains, them 14 times have been a mixed bag, not missed a single one of his hauls though thankfully

  19. Mayor of Flair
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Arni or Ramsey?

  20. United till i die
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    So after a few changes iv come up with this

    gtg or what would you change im on wildcard

    Courtois
    Alonso, jones, Manquillo
    Mane, sterling, lingard, albrighton
    Kane (c), lukaku (vc), wilson

    Bench, elliot, ogbanna, vvd, Romeu

  21. HP.
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    DDG
    Otamendi Christensen Masuaku
    Salah Sterling Alli Son
    Kane Firmino Murray

    Bench: Elliot Robertson Carroll Long

    1FT 0.6ITB

    a) Son + Alli > Hazard (C) + Lingard for -4
    b) Son/Alli > Pogba (C)
    c) Other?

  22. Karan14 - (Balegium)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Pope
    Ota Jones Christensen Kabsele
    Haz Alli Son Sterling Richarlison
    Kane

    (Elliot / DCL / Niasse / Wimmer)

    Alli & Kabsele ➡️ Lingard & Alonso (-4)

    G2G?

  23. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Morata -> Aguero for a hit?

  24. The real slim shady
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    Been waiting for Ramsey back. He will fit perfect in my team. Do we think he starts?

  25. michhhh
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    On wc please enter

    Ddg Pereira
    Jones Alonso dunk masuaku taa
    Sterling salah lingard arni gross
    Agu Kane mcburnie

    1. michhhh
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Please rmt :))

    2. Mikha In A Tutu
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Already used bench boost?

  26. Mikha In A Tutu
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    GTG?
    Fabianski
    Mee - Alonso - Otamendi
    Hazard - Salah - Sterling - Choupo
    Firmino - Kane (C) - Wilson
    Bench: Elliot - Carroll - Mariappa - Moreno
    0.5m in bank.
    Any transfer would require a hit

    1. michhhh
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Firmino is worse with no cout out there, try tosun and upgrade your bench

      1. Mikha In A Tutu
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Can we really say Firmino is worse off when Coutinho’s already just left? Tosun would be a gamble and surely Spurs isn’t the right time to take that gamble?

  27. Smitser
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    Good to go? save or any suggestion for transfer? 1 FT, 0.1 ITB

    Adrian
    Ota-Alonso-Zanka
    Sterling - Salah (vc) - Son - Gross - Arni
    Kane (c) Morata

    Elliot Masuaku Robertson Crouch

    Thx!

  28. Adriano28
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    So is Robertson (liv) out?

  29. Fanatix
    10 days, 45 mins ago

    Hi guys
    Help needed pls
    1ft 0.itb
    Lloris(foster)
    Alonso christensen ota cresswell (mbemba)
    Sane sterling arni son (matic)
    Kane rashford ( depotre)

    I need to get rid of sane and possibly upgrade rashford to firmino/aguero..

    Assistance greatly appreciated