The Preamble

  1. May

    What a difference a year makes. Just under twelve months ago I was lamenting my worst ever campaign in eight years of playing the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game. I’d limped over the line, recording a rank of 192,837 – a pretty miserable result for someone who sleeps with the fixture list etched onto the […]

  2. May

    As a Fantasy manager, I set out to learn at least one lesson each season. This has arrived late in this campaign, with Gameweek 36 confirming what I suspected: I’m a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) manager who needs to bank his transfers in order to take risks. I’ve often used this article to bleat on […]

  3. May

    This has been a week of tough decisions. You won’t be surprised to know, however, that despite being charged to make a choice that would contribute to the selection of my Government, my most troublesome dilemma has been my Fantasy line-up. While I successfully pencilled a cross and popped my vote into a ballot box […]

  4. May

    This has been a sobering week for Fantasy Football Scout. The tragic loss of Simon Humber, known to us as “Absinthe”, has dominated my thinking in the last 48 hours. I make no apologies for dedicating today’s “Preamble” to his memory. What struck me most was the incredible bravery, humour and determination he showed in […]

  5. April

    As we lay ourselves at the mercy of the double Gameweek 34, we can take some comfort from the fact that we’ve all been here before. Almost a year ago to the day, I took time to analyse our thought processes prior and following a double Gameweek. This is perhaps the key quote from said […]

  6. April

    I always like to draw parallels between Fantasy Football and the real task of football management. This perhaps springs from the days of investing hours watching stick men edge around the screen in Football Manager, eventually graduating through the iterations of Championship Manager – all the time convincing myself of my credentials as a real-life gaffer. […]

  7. April

    Explain Fantasy Football to an alien, or indeed one of those football-hating folk you’re sometimes forced to sit next to at weddings, and you’ll doubtless make it sound simple. You pick players who you think will score the most goals and assists in real life – hence you look for those who will earn you […]

Scout Tweets

  1. Shawcross set for further back scans with doubts increasing over his availability for GW1

  2. Rodgers on chances of Benteke being fit enough to start GW1: “I'll know by the end of the week”.

  3. Martinez looking to bring in a centre-half, number ten and striker before transfer window closes

  4. Koeman remains hopeful that Clasie will be available for GW1 trip to Newcastle

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2014/15 Team of the Season

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  • Terry
  • Bertrand
  • Sánchez
  • Silva
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  • Aguero
  • Austin
  • Kane
  • Cresswell
  • Sigurdsson
  • Giroud

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