Archive for the ‘The Preamble’ Category

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 – […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. March
    15

    Earlier this week I noticed a Hot Topic questioning whether the January Wildcard should be scrapped. I’ll happily admit that I support many of the arguments for it being banished – not least the fact it compounds the creation of template teams – but I’m torn: if it wasn’t for the New Year refresh, my […]

  7. March
    01

    I’ve tried to fight it but it’s hard to deny that I’ve spent a lot of this season seeking out an explanation for my struggles. I’m heading for my worst ever Fantasy Premier League campaign and I’m not going to settle for that without finding a scapegoat. It can’t all be Edin Dzeko’s fault and […]

Scout Tweets

  1. Arsenal likely to be cautious with Oxlade-Chamberlain's ongoing groin problem for remainder of season http://t.co/0AD2j3wAnu

  2. Reports suggest Sturridge is in line to return against Chelsea at weekend http://t.co/leZPJTEaeO

  3. Ramires, Mourinho and Faria all charged by FA following Chelsea's loss to Sunderland http://t.co/mrzcn076Qh

  4. Robbie Brady hoping to return for Hull before the end of the season http://t.co/EDa2LMnNVQ

  5. Martinez keen not to rush Jagielka back despite Distin's possible weekend absence http://t.co/Etzw5X4zDf

  6. Mel optimistic Brunt can fill in at left-back in Ridgewell's expected absence http://t.co/z1K4kUnK2M

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  • The Sun Dream Team
  • League Name: Fantasy Football Scout
  • Password: ReWOZhn1T1
  • PIN: 8061654

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 35

  • Adrián
  • Zabaleta
  • Ivanovic
  • Skrtel
  • Salah
  • Gerrard
  • Mata
  • Eriksen
  • Suárez
  • Adebayor
  • Aguero
  • Caulker
  • Ramsey
  • Lambert

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 23 Apr, 2014 6:50am
Player Club Factors
No Change Hart MCI C, Vs
Up Mannone SUN B, Vs, £
Up De Gea MUN C, Vs
No Change Szczesny ARS B, Vs
Up Foster WBA B, Vs
No Change Guzan AVL B
Up Stockdale FUL B, Vs, £
Up McGregor HUL C, Inj

Defenders

Last updated: 23 Apr, 2014 6:49am
Player Club Factors
Up Demichelis MCI B, Vs
Down Ivanovic CHE B
Up Koscielny ARS B, Vs
Up Alonso SUN B, Vs, £
Up Smalling MUN B, Vs, Rest
Up Kaboul TOT B
No Change Skrtel LIV B
Down Baines EVE A, VsX
No Change Vlaar AVL B, £
Up Caulker CAR A
Up Chester HUL C, £

Midfielders

Last updated: 22 Apr, 2014 7:15pm
Player Club Factors
Up Eriksen TOT A
Up Mata MUN B, Vs
Up Ramsey ARS A, Vs
Up Sterling LIV A, £
Up Nasri MCI B, Vs
Down Gerrard LIV B
Down Lallana SOT C
No Change Johnson SUN C, Vs
Up Y Touré MCI C, Vs, Inj
Up Amalfitano WBA A, Vs, £
Up Arnautovic STO A, £

Forwards

Last updated: 22 Apr, 2014 7:14pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Suárez LIV A
Up Aguero MCI C, Vs
Up Rooney MUN B, Vs
Up Bony SWA A
Up Borini SUN B, Vs, £
Up Podolski ARS A, Vs
Down Adebayor TOT B
Down Lukaku EVE B, VsX
No Change Rodallega FUL B, Vs, £

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

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