Fantasy Football Scout Member Benefits
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2013/14 Half Season Memberships Now Available
Half Season Memberships for the 2013/14 Season are now available for just £10.
Existing registered users can upgrade to a Member via this link. Those users yet to register can register as Members via this link. All payments are currently handled via Paypal although new payment methods will be added in the coming weeks – we’ll keep you posted on that.
What’s on offer…
Fantasy Football Scout Members can…
- Analyse our own Opta powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
- Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 Opta player and team stats.
- Assess players using our own ICT Index – built specifically for Fantasy Football.
- Use our own powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.
- Plot their transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
- Get projections for every player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
- Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide their selections and transfers.
- Get access to over 100 exclusive members articles over the season.
- Participate in free exclusive members leagues.
Check out this two-minute trailer, offering a preview of the members content, then take in the detail below…
New Statistics - Powered by OPTA, now the official data powering the Fantasy Premier League game, we have access to every event in a Premier League match and its location on the pitch. This has allowed us to build a brand new set of statistics tables that reveal even more about player and team performance. See which fullbacks had the most touches and received the most passes in the final third, find out which midfielders had the most touches in the penalty area, which forward was most involved in their team’s goals (based on their pitch time).
All our statistics are presented in fully sortable tables, custom built to provide the vital stats that Fantasy Football Managers need. Analyse the 11/12 and 12/13 season, plus get all the current up to date data minutes after match days throughout the season. Break all these statistics down by a whole host of powerful and unique filters including by individual Gameweek, a range of Gameweeks, home/away matches and a player’s last two, four and six matches (regardless of Gameweek). Again, these views of Premier League statistics is unique to this site and offers the ultimate view performance and form for players and teams.
The ICT Index - tweaked for the new season, the ICT Scout Index is a statistical player index created to specifically assess a player’s Fantasy Football potential. The individual index scores help to measure a player’s importance to their team and to a match (Influence), a player’s likelihood to earn assists (Creativity) and to score goals, or at least get in goalscoring situations (Threat). These scores are then combined to return an overall “ICT Index” score giving a fast track method of analysing player performance data. You can read more on the ICT Index here.
Match Dashboard – Our brand new Match Dashboard offers a full statistical view of every match played out in the Premier League. Get a view on who dominated possession, who dictated the play, who posed the biggest threat and where, use the ICT Influence ratings to help predict the Fantasy Premier League bonus points before they arrive. All our statistical data is now sliced and packaged for each match and available minutes after the final whistle.
Maps and Charts – We’re rolling out full visualisations of our statistics to help you absorb the facts and analyse form. View player average position, passing and shot maps and use these charts on the match dashboard, player profiles and in the player comparison tool. We’ll be adding new maps and charts for the 2013/14 season, including a touches heatmap for further analysis of player position.
Stats Compare Tool – We’ve built our own analysis tool which allows for the head-to-head comparison of any two players in our database, over more than 100 stats and all our stat maps. The stats compare tool is a powerful facility that allows for the direct comparison of two players within our stats database. You get full head-to-head view of the players, allowing you to compare over 100 stats and our stat maps. All our data filters can be applied to the comparisons.
This effectively means you can run comparisons such as “Show me David Silva vs Clint Dempsey over the last six Gameweeks” or “Show me Wayne Rooney vs Sergio Aguero over their last four matches” or even “Show me Robin Van Persie at home vs Robin Van Persie away”. The results will give you a full breakdown of which player comes out stronger, along with a summary and a full suite of stat maps for both players.
Custom Stats Tables – Another tool that’s exclusive to Fantasy Football Scout, these enable our members to create and save their own custom tables of statistics using any of our player and team statistics. This basically allows you to create any table you want for players or teams, using over 100 statistics and sort and filter them how you wish. Tables can be saved so they are retrievable on every visit. View the movie below for a preview of this feature:
Fully Interactive Season Ticker – Analyse trends in the fixture list using our full Season Ticker analysis tool with full scrolling and “previous meeting” statistics. Members also get the interactive ticker on their homepage which now includes the facility to edit the existing team ratings that govern the colour coding and create your own custom ratings which are saved in your browsers. Our Fixture analysis tool will identify trends of easy and difficult fixtures for each team over the course of the season.
Teams are ranked for difficulty on the Scout’s own rating system which is continually updated according to home and away form as the season progresses. Through a clear and tried and tested colour coding, the ticker allows members to immediately spot periods of easy or difficult opponents, allowing you to plan your transfer strategy throughout the season. Members can now not only view this rating system, they can create their own by tweaking the values for each and every team, effectively allowing Members to create their own Tickers which are saved in the browser for each and every visit.
A “next six ticker” is available to all on the frontpage but Members also get a bonus here. They get access to the interactive version which includes scrolling controls and rollover analysis of previous meetings between teams over the past three seasons. It also allows you to zoom out and get a full view of the season as whole, allowing assessment of fixture difficulty over the entire 38-week season.
Get a full preview of the Members’ Ticker features via the movie below…
Members Dashboard – this offers members a visual representation of the key stats from a Gameweek for both teams and players. We’ve added bar charts which plot the top five performers for stats like Shots on Target, Chances Created, Crossing, Successful Passes, Touches in the Opponents Half and Blocks and Tackles. The Dashboard will be updated minutes after the final whistle, to give an immediate view on the key performers as the Gameweek progresses. View the movie below for a view of what’s on offer…
Exclusive Members Articles – Over the season we’ll bring you over 100 Exclusive Members Only articles posted on a weekly basis analysing the statistics, maps and charts to help you identify players and teams entering periods of form and those going off the boil. These articles are written to help you get the most from the statistics and are aimed at the players and teams you’re considering for your Fantasy squads: targeted statistical analysis, specifically for Fantasy Football managers.
To get an idea of what’s on offer, here’s a selection of members articles from the 2012/13 season that we’ve now made free to view:
New Player Projections – Get full “Player Projections” for the 2013/14 season – these will predict and rank the Fantasy returns for every Premier League player prior to the season kick-off to aid you in your initial lineup selections. These projections will be maintained throuhout the season to give you a week-by-week update on the projected returns of every player.
The Rate My Team Tool – Rate My team is a statistical model built specifically to assess every player in the Premier League and return their expected values for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) points in a given Gameweek. The system is a complex and thorough one which, of course, plots the probabilities of a player’s time on the pitch, their expected number of goals, assists, bonus points, yellow and red cards, clean sheets, own goals, goals conceded and saves. The strength of the opponent they are facing in a given Gameweek is also crucial; so every team has a attacking, defensive rating, every player a probability of playing a given match with injuries, suspensions and international absence factored in.
If you’re a member you can use the Rate My Team tool in a number of ways. Firstly, you can use it as a projections tool to predict what specific players will score, on average, over the next X number of Gameweeks. As you’ll see in the first movie below, you have a players table that can filtered by position or FPL cost and which can be extended to show any number of Gameweeks. You can also sort on “Value” to find those players projected to offer the best points per million return. Rate My Team can also analyse your existing FPL lineup, recommend captains, vice captains your bench and bench order and allow you to model your future transfers: this is highlighted in the second movie below.
Members get all this plus exclusive competitions (and potential betting offers) and exclusive access to new website features via future beta tests.
Want further information on these benefits? View the Movie below to get details on the launch features included for Members.
Members Area Updates
Last season we provided four key updates to the Members Area, adding improvements and features throughout the season. We plan to do the same again, iterating on what we’ve got and providing new features and tools to ensure that we can offer you the best possible assistance over the season.
Sign Up Now…
Memberships for the remainder of the 2013/14 Season are now available for just £10.
There is also a full FAQ on the Members Area here.
“He's working hard at it and so are we. Sometimes we play well but not all the time. We don't have luck on our side. It's easy to point the finger at someone but I'm not like that. We have to do better ourselves.”Robin Van Persie on criticism of David Moyes.