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The Scout Head to Head Leagues 2011/12 – Draw Results

When Fantasy Premier League (FPL) opened its doors a couple of weeks ago, we weren’t far behind. Fantasy Football Scout got the ball rolling on our Head to Head leagues for the 2011/12 season by creating another two more and asked you all to stick your names in the hat for entry.

You kindly responded in your droves and after many man hours of wading through the entries, and a glamorous draw which took place on Saturday morning, we have had over 60 new leagues places to hand out to the lucky few recipients of our draw. The results (click to enlarge) and final figures on the nine Head to Head leagues (new entries highlighted) are as follows…

As you can see from the graphic above, there was at least one extra place in all of our leagues – be it from people dropping out or not claiming their spot in time. Firstly, if you see your name highlighted in that peach melba colour then you should have already received an email response to that which you entered with your respective league codes – if not, then whizz me over an email and I’ll sort things out for you.

Impressive Tackle and Back on the horse are the healthiest recipients who have jumped all the way up to FFS H2H 1 thanks to having the superior ranking of all our draw winners – Impressive Tackle finished a mind-bending 14th in the world last year.

Gooner Dave wasn’t far behind so takes up the single space left in FFS H2H 2. Four new managers get to take on Fantasy Football Scout head honcho Mark in FFS H2H 3 – Have they got what it takes to beat “The Scout”? I’m sure they’ll relish the challenge.

LawnDart jumps right into FFS H2H 4 on his own while FFS H2H 5 sees three new managers get to compete with Fantasy Football Scout super scribe Sir Paulos, podcast jockey Granville and differential destroyer (and my main rival) Big Dunc – without doubt the most Scout heavy Head to Head league.

Our Stateside Scout Da Beeeez is joined by three new faces in FFS H2H 6 with guiness416, Heisenberg and pompeyfan getting a jump up into our league structure.

FFS H2H 7 was our bottom league last season so sees a fair few new faces join its ranks thanks to a whole load of relegations – our comment-board regulars will perhaps recognise the likes of Johnny Unitas, Horizontal and RaspingDrive in amongst the qualifiers.

Scout business brain El Fozzie is heading up FFS H2H 8 (the first of two new leagues which has nineteen new faces) – Greeny was the best ranked manager of this bunch at a very respectable 17,284th place last season.

Certainly, 17,284th is more than I could have ever hoped for, which perhaps explains why I am heading up FFS H2H 9 – or what I am now dubbing “The Underachievers”. You will notice plenty of recognisable faces from long time caller Pasqualinho to King Nil Miss with a certain Westfield Irons inbetween. The Irons are the team managed by none other than Jon Reeson, winner of the whole 2009/10 FPL campaign and Marks’ Radio companion. Last season saw Jon struggle to keep up appearances following his banner year but is back ahead of the 2011/12 season and will undoubtedly have 19 Head to Head rivals eager for the victory scalp of an ex-FPL champion.

For those of you needing a reminder of how our promotion/relegation works then have a gander at the following graphic and work out just where you need to finish to survive and/or prosper.

This, of course, indicates that we know we need to cater for many more than just the 180 managers in our Head to Head leagues above. So without further ado we also christen the opening of the Fantasy Football Scout Reserve League (code: 759-148560).

If you were unfortunate enough to not have your name pulled out of the hat in the draw/got relegated/left it too late to claim your place then the Reserve League is open to anyone wanting to enter. Your league code (759-148560) should allow you the chance for 38 Fantasy Football Scout endorsed Head to Head fixtures and the shot at promotion into the aforementioned structure – just make sure your team finishes in the top 45 places and then keep your eyes peeled the following summer if you do.

Stick around for sporadic League updates through the season whenever we can squeeze them in, I’ll hopefully have a short graphic based one up in the early September international break and our first comprehensive movers and shakers report in the following October break.

Congratulations to our 60+ draw winners. Get joining our Reserve League if you’re not in on the action. I’m going for a stiff Ribena, am glad all that work is almost over until next summer. Good luck. Except to those in League Nine- I need all the help I can get in that one.

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  1. Real Champion
    • 12 Years
    12 years, 8 months ago

    Which of these is the best???

    A) Hangeland and Gibbs!!!
    B) Hughes and Evra!!!
    C) Hughes and Ivanovic!!!

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    1. If you cant take the heat, …
      • 12 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      a or b or maybe c

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      1. If you cant take the heat, …
        • 12 Years
        12 years, 8 months ago

        c

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    2. yeates45
      • 12 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      C - maybe look at Luiz to save a bit of cash too?

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    3. If you cant take the heat, …
      • 12 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      i just swaped hughes for my cahill good deal?

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      1. Real Champion
        • 12 Years
        12 years, 8 months ago

        Good deal but get Agger out for Huth!!!

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    4. les ferdinands dad
      • 12 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      please comment on team

      Al habsi ( Mignolet)
      Hangeland, Huth, Kompany (Drury, Alcaraz)
      Sinclair, N'Zogbia, Yaya Toure, Kalou (tiote)
      tevez, Agbonlahor, Rooney

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  2. joinho
    • 14 Years
    12 years, 8 months ago

    RMT:
    Given (Kenny)
    Hangeland, Collins, Cole A (Simpson) (Briggs)
    Albrighton, Dempsey, Malouda, Watson (Ferguson)
    Drogba, Bothroyd,

    Got £2m in bank to upgrade anyone if needed?

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    1. joinho
      • 14 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      Oh and *Suarez

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      1. Rush
        • 13 Years
        12 years, 8 months ago

        Upgrade Bothroyd. Doubt he'll do much this season. Ifu nt QPR coverage, get rid of Ferguson for Taarabt and downgrade Bothroyd to someone like Graham. The defence is ok, but Drogba and Malouda? I'd choose one or the other. Those funds could spread to Bent up front or VDV/ SIlva in midfield. Also, I go to watch Vale on occasion.

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        1. Marknlard
          • 14 Years
          12 years, 8 months ago

          Bothroyd's a decent pick, he's going to be very much under the radar. Graham is a far bigger risk than Bothroyd.

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          1. Rush
            • 13 Years
            12 years, 8 months ago

            I just think Bothroyd is crap. If he scores double digits this season, I'll be hugely surprised. I don't think he's up to it at this level.

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            1. Marknlard
              • 14 Years
              12 years, 8 months ago

              I've seen lots of Bothroyd play, and he is not crap. He has motivation issues (I think he'll be trying hard to impress, at least to begin with) but he's certainly not crap. Technically, he's certainly better than any other striker in that price range.

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              1. Rush
                • 13 Years
                12 years, 8 months ago

                I've seen a lot of him too. You should know I'm prone to exaggeration also. When I say 'crap,' I mean in a comparative sense to some of the other strikers at similar strengthed sides. I'm all for him proving me wrong. I just don't rate him.

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                1. Marknlard
                  • 14 Years
                  12 years, 8 months ago

                  When I say I've seen him lots, I mean about 60 matches in the last 3 years! 🙂

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    2. culverwood
      • 12 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      you seem a player short

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  3. jaybradlights
    • 14 Years
    12 years, 8 months ago

    Roma sign Stekelenburg and sell vucinic to Juve

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    1. Rush
      • 13 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      Roma have had one hell of a summer in the transfer market. They'll be back amongst the big boys in no time.

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    2. pompeyfan
      • 14 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      🙁

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  4. Demí
    • 13 Years
    12 years, 8 months ago

    West Brom have completed the signing of Zoltan Gera on a two-year deal

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  5. If you cant take the heat, …
    • 12 Years
    12 years, 8 months ago

    Join my awesome league

    Open to all here is my league code:

    321596-155782

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    1. gatzi
      • 13 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      Why would you want me in your league? 😛

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  6. thegaffer82
    • 12 Years
    12 years, 8 months ago

    Anyone care to advise on my DF.
    Currently:
    Kompany Clichy Alcaraz (Simpson) (Wilkinson) with .5 left to spend.

    a)Luiz for Clichy
    b)drop Clichy and Alcaraz and get 2x 5.0/5.5 DFs.(Johnson/O'Shea/Hughes/Collins)
    c)rip it up and start again

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    1. Real Champion
      • 12 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      A!!!!!

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    2. Our Man Charlie
      • 13 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      option (C) is a song by 80's pop group Orange Juice nice 🙂

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  7. Mak_Gold
      12 years, 8 months ago

      RMT:

      Given,Ruddy,
      Baines,Kompany,Hangeland,Simpson,Orr,
      Malouda,N'Zogbia,Taarabt,Sinclair,Moses,
      RVP,Suarez,Holt.

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    • Soop
      • 14 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      How do you guys like your steak? Obv it depends, I guess my fave is barbequeing a ribeye that has been rubbed with oil and sea salt then stuck in the fridge for a day with some rosemary and maybe a bit of garlic.

      But I plan to get a nice thick sirloin and pan-fry it, fat side down. I have it in mind exactly.

      And as a side? Big fan of spinach or asparagus, and polenta chips.

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      1. Soop
        • 14 Years
        12 years, 8 months ago

        And word to the wise; Donna bought some Quorn savoury eggs yesterday, and they're DELICIOUS.

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      2. Rush
        • 13 Years
        12 years, 8 months ago

        Difficult to find good steak for a reasonable price in England. Good cut of fillet medium rare I'd say. Like your side choices.

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        1. Soop
          • 14 Years
          12 years, 8 months ago

          Never had fillet. Not sure I'd like it, it is quite lean. I'm always tempted by the sirloin and ribeye T_____T

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          1. Rush
            • 13 Years
            12 years, 8 months ago

            I'm not a big fan of fatty meat, so tend to go for the leaner options. Do love a good steak though. I was in Australia over Easter, had an amzing Kangaroo steak down there. Super tasty.

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            1. Prisoner FC
              • 12 Years
              12 years, 8 months ago

              32oz porter house from Abe and Louis's in Boston with french fries and 400 Sam Adams Boston Ale's. Heaven

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    • thegaffer82
      • 12 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      Another quandry Id like some peoples opinions on:

      a)Clichy/Luiz + Holt
      b)5.0 defender (prob R Johnson) + Zamora

      Which is best?

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      1. Oz lotto
        • 12 Years
        12 years, 8 months ago

        a without a doubt

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    • Wild Rover
      • 13 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      New post

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    • Tuchap - Lurker
      • 13 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      Hi Everyone,

      This is my first RMT for a long time.
      Spent a while chopping and changing and this is what iv come up with:

      Given/Ruddy
      Kompany/Hughes/Skrtel/Bardsley/Simpson
      Malouda/Silva/Nzogbia/Tchoyi/Moses
      Rooney/Suarez/Holt

      Comments and suggestions appreciated 🙂

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      1. Rush
        • 13 Years
        12 years, 8 months ago

        I quite like it. I've also got Baby Moses, I think he'll do well this season. Not too sure about Skrtel's fitness, or even his place in the starting line up. In my opinion, we should use Carra more sparingly, with Agger and Skrtel as the main partnership. Kelly might be another Liv defensive option. (He'll play if we don't sign a left back.

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    • Alton E.
      • 14 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      Given Rddy
      Cole, Simpson, Kompany, Hughes, Orr
      Silva, Taarabt, Nzog, Barton, Moses
      Suarez, RVP, Zamora

      Should i keep Cole and Taarabt or get Malouda and some 5.0 defender like bardsley instead? Now i've got only Cashley from chelsea.

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        • 12 Years
        12 years, 8 months ago

        very bad midfield

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    • Brada_wba
      • 12 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      Going for experience this year and avoiding rotation risk.

      Al Habsi / Ruddy
      Shawcross / Samba / Kompany / Simpson / Bramble
      Brunt / Pennant / Silva / Downing / Zog
      RVP/ Suarez / Zamora

      Al Habsi - Went with Foster last season and try to avoid changing my GK. Plenty of save points for £4.5

      Defence. For 5.5m there are plenty of potential points and avoids the need to spend £7.5 on Cole. Picked Shawcross on the basis he didnt score last season but is always a threat...thus his price being only £5m. Apparently WBA directed 6 corners to Olsson in their latest friendly and he connected with all 6. For £4.5m there could be savings there.

      -Pennant / Brunt - set pieces. Why risk on Sinclair / Moses when these two are steady throughout the season.
      -Dowining - will he start?? I'd imagine a similar season to last.
      -Silva - Probably the only city player that wont rotate and will play an advanced role. For the inflated mid prices i'd say he shows the best value.
      -Zog - not so sure on this one. New club and wont be the big fish. Any alternatives???

      Forwards - I may have balloteli for GW1 over Suarez.

      0.5 in the bank - any upgrade suggestions will be appreciated!!

      Thanks

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    • VarunK
      • 12 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      Suarez or Bent?

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      1. Rush
        • 13 Years
        12 years, 8 months ago

        Head says Bent. Heart says Luis.

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        1. VarunK
          • 12 Years
          12 years, 8 months ago

          I know what you mean.

          For my other striker (besides Bent and Zamora), Head says Rooney. Heart says RVP 🙁

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    • Nickemon
      • 14 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      Hey guys, anyone else having trouble joining the Reserve League? Perhaps they're full already, but FPL claims the code isn't valid...

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      1. Nickemon
        • 14 Years
        12 years, 8 months ago

        Never mind, fellas. Behind the scenes my crappy team still joined the league.

        Subject: today's most interesting posts, for sure.

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    • FiveStar
      • 12 Years
      12 years, 8 months ago

      Hey Guys, new to this website along with EPL fantasy. I know their annoying but could someone please give me some feedback on my team.

      Given / (Al-Habsi)
      Kompany / A. Cole / Hughes / (Simpson) / (Alcaraz)
      N'Zogia / Malouda / Taarabt / Wilshere / (Ferguson)
      Rooney / Aguero / Holt

      Thanks

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