The Preamble

  1. May

    I can’t say I’ll be sorry to see the back of this season. Those of you who have sampled this article regularly, or had the misfortune to listen to my bleating via the ScoutCast, will know that I’ve suffered somewhat. The rank doesn’t lie – this is my worst ever Fantasy Premier League campaign. I’ve […]

  2. May

    There was a common belief that good Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers don’t take hits. A few season’s back, our own Pure Olivia crunched some huge numbers and his findings were pretty conclusive – the top-placed managers rarely sacrificed points for extra transfers. This season, that theory has been somewhat shattered. In recent weeks I’ve […]

  3. April

    Ultimate is a big word and, I have to admit, having tinkered with the Premier League’s new Fantasy game offering I was more than a little skeptical. Initially I missed the interaction of weekly transfers. I seemed able to absorb injuries and loss of form with some ease, very rarely having to consider thinking outside […]

  4. April

    The double Gameweek is a testing time – a period that puts Fantasy managers through a whole gamut of emotions, with joy and regret dished out in equal measure. As I continued to mull over my own options this morning, it struck me that the double Gameweek experience is deserving of some thorough analysis – […]

  5. April

    Motivation is a problem. It’s an x-factor that can warp results, inspire teams to rip up the form book and earn goals and points from unlikely scenarios. At the same time a lack of drive can see established sources of Fantasy points fail to live up to their billing and disappoint. Then there is our […]

  6. March

    So the gamble on the Wayne Rooney armband went slightly awry. Typically, Luis Suarez rained on my parade and punished my punt with another hat-trick on his way to a 25-point haul. To compound matters, Yaya Toure topped the Uruguayan, applying ample salt to my wounds as my rank drifted into further obscurity. While this […]

  7. March

    Nothing quite revives our hopes like a double Gameweek. The pleasure of scanning your squad and seeing those two fixtures nestled under each name. The promise of double figures next to each player come the final update. A potential three-figure haul and the prospect that your selections would have given you an edge on rivals […]

Scout Tweets

  1. Everton sign midfielder Muhamed Besic on a five-year deal

  2. Southampton confirm Callum Chambers has joined Arsenal

  3. Rafael departs United's tour of the US after picking up groin injury

  4. Looking for rotation options for your premium defenders? Forza Inter's excellent community article has a few ideas

  5. Pardew hints at squad rotation for the season ahead

  6. Liverpool confirm Lovren has now passed a medical and has officially signed for the club

  7. Southampton confirm they have reached agreement with Liverpool for the transfer of Dejan Lovren

  8. Redknapp confirms he's interested in bringing Van der Vaart to QPR

  9. Swansea confirm Britton and Emnes injuries

  10. Reports suggest Leon Britton and Marvin Emnes are set to miss the start of the season for Swansea

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“My team this year has been the Fantasy Premier League equivalent of a Morecambe & Wise sketch. I've played all the right players . . . but not necessarily in the right order.”

Fantacity on his 2013/14 season