The Preamble

  1. May
    11

    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
    03

    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
    19

    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
    12

    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
    05

    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
    29

    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
    22

    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. Spurs confirm the signing of Ben Davies and Michel Vorm from Swansea http://t.co/9my10Zv3nz

  2. Gylfi Sigurdsson completes a return from Tottenham to Swansea http://t.co/BsQsAXsDDE

  3. Andy Carroll ruled out of the rest of West Ham's pre-season tour of New Zealand with ankle injury http://t.co/g2V7YrGdId

  4. Coleman withdrawn in Everton's draw with Tranmere as a precaution, says Martinez http://t.co/OnCmAs2S6y

  5. Stoke sign Bojan Krkic from Barcelona on a four-year deal http://t.co/gLt5ft6Ja1

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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