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The ScoutCast – Episode 245 – Conjury

The first ScoutCast of 2018 is sprinkled with a festive catch-up, an assessment of the latest transfer bandwagons and even some logic-defying magic.

YouTube viewers will need to pay close attention to Granville and Jonty about 1 minute and 56 seconds in to catch their conjuring trick; others will just have to use their imagination and be content with the rest of this 90-minute marathon episode.

We explore the lure of Aguero, the clamour for Lingard and the Fantasy freak of nature that is Marcos Alonso. Third striker options are assessed, we conduct a post-mortem on Liverpool following Coutinho’s exit and we start hatching plans for February’s forthcoming blank before the usual Gameweek preview ends proceedings.

Next week Granville saws Jonty in half and Az pulls a rabbit out of his hipster beard.

This ScoutCast was first beamed live via our YouTube channel on Tuesday evening. Be sure to subscribe to get notice of future live episodes.

If you’re a traditional type, you can acquire the mp3 audio version via this link on the first player below, or take in the full visual experience via the second player below.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. Tazah
      3 months, 14 days ago

      is there a chance ramsey will play this weekend? wilshere out
      non owner

      1. noquarternt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Looks like there is a chance.

    • DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 14 days ago

      The big question, Kane or Lingard for the armband?

      1. Show Me The Mane.
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Kane, own both

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 14 days ago

            This

          2. Tazah
              3 months, 14 days ago

              still a risk of lingard not starting, however small that is

          3. QuintonFortune25
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Kane with Lingard vice

            • THFC4LIFE
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Kane own both

              • Over Midwicket
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Kane by a mile.

                C'mon, guys.. Lol.

              • noquarternt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Lingard has the form and the fixture...depends how much you like risk...

              • wander
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  this really isn't a big question imo.

                  Kane is the stand out choice in my opinion and will completely dominate the armband pick.

                  If you fancy a punt then go lingard but owning him is enough imo

              • NebTheGreat
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Anyone shed any light on why Ben Mee is highlighted yellow? (i know is says a knock on FPL site)

                  Likelihood of playing?

                    1. NebTheGreat
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Good news, thanks 🙂

                  1. Lateriser 12
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Adrian Speroni
                      Alonso Mee Masuaku Robertson Long
                      Sterling Son Lingard Arnie RLC
                      Kane Aguero Mounie

                      0FT 4.7M itb

                      a) RLC -> Mahrez
                      b) RLC -> Ramsey
                      c) Mounie -> Bobby
                      d) Mounie -> Lacazette

                      1. Show Me The Mane.
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          A

                        • Over Midwicket
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          All poor choices IMO. Just sit tight and assess for next GW. None worth a -4, you can play 4 atb and Robbo might nick something v City.

                      2. noquarternt
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        1900+ have transferred Tosun out...

                        1. WorldCupDanB
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          I don't understand how that happens.

                          1. Tazah
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              wildcardingz

                          2. Hotdogs for Tea
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            WC shennanigans ?

                        2. some witty pun
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Arnie to Lingard yes or no

                            1. Royal5
                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                Yep

                              • The Wise Owl
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                West Ham vs Huddersfield at home?

                                1. some witty pun
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    Actually WHU are away

                                  • Over Midwicket
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    Away, mate

                              • Zlatnight rises
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                gtg or what would you change im on wildcard

                                Ederson
                                Alonso, jones, yedin
                                Mane, de bruyne, albrighton, bakayoko
                                Kane (c), lukaku (vc), wilson

                                Bench, elliot, Hegazi, vvd, carroll

                                1. Tazah
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    jones to stones, ederson to courtois

                                    1. The Wise Owl
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      Jones essential.

                                      1. Tazah
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          not good fix after this week

                                          1. Casual rookie Schnauzer
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            3 months, 13 days ago

                                            Burnley away is very good for MUN defender. All goals hurt bps and Jones may easily get 7-9 points.

                                    2. noquarternt
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      I'd change a lot. Albrighton, Yedlin, Bakayoko, Wilson and your whole bench. Probably Lukaku as well.

                                      But it's your team and if you like it, go for it.

                                    3. Hotdogs for Tea
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      I would change Ederson, Yedlin, Mane, KdB, Albrighton, Bakayoko, Wilson, Hegazi

                                    4. NebTheGreat
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        different... ll give you that!

                                        Feel like lukaku to Aguero would be better, also not convinced on bakayoko, maybe to lindgard ?

                                      • Ghost Gooner
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          Sterling Salah?

                                      • THFC4LIFE
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          G2G? Or play Albrighton?

                                          Ryan
                                          Alonso Jones Davies Masuaku
                                          Sterling Salah Richarlison Lingard
                                          Kane(c) Kun

                                          Adrian Albrighton Ayew Bardsley

                                          1. Tazah
                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                              b

                                          2. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                              Thoughts on this WC:
                                              Pickford
                                              Alonso - VVD - Otamendi
                                              Salah - Sterling - Son - Lingard - Albrighton
                                              Kane - Firmino
                                              Hennessey - Masuaku - Dummett - Quaner

                                              Then Kane -> Aguero potentially during Spurs' tough fixtures.

                                              1. some witty pun
                                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                                  I dont like Albrighton and Firmino

                                                  1. Tazah
                                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                                      they dont like you either

                                                  2. noquarternt
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                    That bench...

                                                  3. Hotdogs for Tea
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                    Maybe look at rotating a 352 and 442, in which case upgrade 5th defender and down grade 5th mid - may give you a stronger team overall and in GW28

                                                • My little Bony
                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                    1 FT - 2.5 ITB. Please Help, a,b,c,or D? (maybe E?)
                                                    Fabianski
                                                    Otamendi Lascelles* Jones Cresswell*
                                                    Pogba Son Arnie* Sterling
                                                    Morata(v) Kane (c)
                                                    Subs: RLC*, robertson,DCL, Elliott*

                                                    Need to wait on pressers fo on my Yellow Flags* Updates.

                                                    a) cresswell - Alonso
                                                    B) RLC - Lingard
                                                    C) Morata - Aguero
                                                    D) Depending on Injusry Updates - Save and do 3 changes next week(-4)
                                                    E) WC and sort this dross out

                                                  • OzziesDream
                                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                                      Please rate my wildcard for anything obviously wrong...

                                                      Ederson (Pickford)
                                                      Otamendi / Azpilicueta / van Dijk (Tomkins / Klavan)
                                                      Salah / Sterling / Lingard / Richarlison / Albrighton
                                                      Kane / Firmino - Depoitre

                                                      ...rotate Klavan (if he keeps his place) with Albighton for LIV fixtures. Can't see me playing Depoitre or Tomkins so just hoping for some +0.1 price rises over the coming weeks to fund an upgrade elsewhere.

                                                      1. My little Bony
                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                          U have 4 Liverpool players - (VVD,Klavan??,Salah, Firminho)

                                                        • Ahtikullervo
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            If VVD was brought in as a Southampton guy then no problems till first trade...

                                                        • AnzhiBabakin
                                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                                            Procrastination fun. First guess to win gets an e-biscuit.
                                                            Which team (at the beginning of 2017-18) had lost the most premier league matches?

                                                            1. noquarternt
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              As a % or outright?

                                                            2. Berbinho's Forehead
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Watford.

                                                            3. jarvish
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Everton?

                                                            4. Boxing Can Girouds
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              everton

                                                            5. Tazah
                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                everton

                                                            6. toblerone52
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                              Bakayoko??? Surely better options!

                                                            7. new article posted
                                                            8. Magic Box
                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                Any obvious changes here lads?

                                                                Adrian
                                                                Alonso Otamendi Jones Mee*
                                                                Hazard Salah* Sterling Groß
                                                                Kane Firmino

                                                                Elliot* DCL Ogbonna Carroll

                                                                0FT, 0.2ITB (* players injured)

                                                                Cheers!

                                                              • noquarternt
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                Why is Albrighton suddenly in every team? What have I missed?

                                                                1. OzziesDream
                                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                    looks like he's assisting a bit more under the new manager

                                                                2. wasp3000
                                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                    Start 3 this GW.....terrible choices.....

                                                                    A) Otamendi (away to Liv)
                                                                    B) Gomez (home to MC)
                                                                    C) Mee (away to CP)
                                                                    D) Daniels (home to Ars)
                                                                    E) Kenny (away to Spu)

                                                                    ........have 3.2m ITB also so could bring Alonso in for a hit?

                                                                  • DAZZ
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                    Captained Kane 14 times this season, only had 4 different captains, them 14 times have been a mixed bag, not missed a single one of his hauls though thankfully

                                                                  • Mayor of Flair
                                                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                      Arni or Ramsey?

                                                                    • Zlatnight rises
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                      So after a few changes iv come up with this

                                                                      gtg or what would you change im on wildcard

                                                                      Courtois
                                                                      Alonso, jones, Manquillo
                                                                      Mane, sterling, lingard, albrighton
                                                                      Kane (c), lukaku (vc), wilson

                                                                      Bench, elliot, ogbanna, vvd, Romeu

                                                                    • HP.
                                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                        DDG
                                                                        Otamendi Christensen Masuaku
                                                                        Salah Sterling Alli Son
                                                                        Kane Firmino Murray

                                                                        Bench: Elliot Robertson Carroll Long

                                                                        1FT 0.6ITB

                                                                        a) Son + Alli > Hazard (C) + Lingard for -4
                                                                        b) Son/Alli > Pogba (C)
                                                                        c) Other?

                                                                      • Karan14 - (Balegium)
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                        Pope
                                                                        Ota Jones Christensen Kabsele
                                                                        Haz Alli Son Sterling Richarlison
                                                                        Kane

                                                                        (Elliot / DCL / Niasse / Wimmer)

                                                                        Alli & Kabsele ➡️ Lingard & Alonso (-4)

                                                                        G2G?

                                                                      • merin
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                        Morata -> Aguero for a hit?

                                                                      • The real slim shady
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                        Been waiting for Ramsey back. He will fit perfect in my team. Do we think he starts?

                                                                      • michhhh
                                                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                          On wc please enter

                                                                          Ddg Pereira
                                                                          Jones Alonso dunk masuaku taa
                                                                          Sterling salah lingard arni gross
                                                                          Agu Kane mcburnie

                                                                          1. michhhh
                                                                              3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                              Please rmt :))

                                                                            • Mikha In A Tutu
                                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                Already used bench boost?

                                                                            • Mikha In A Tutu
                                                                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                GTG?
                                                                                Fabianski
                                                                                Mee - Alonso - Otamendi
                                                                                Hazard - Salah - Sterling - Choupo
                                                                                Firmino - Kane (C) - Wilson
                                                                                Bench: Elliot - Carroll - Mariappa - Moreno
                                                                                0.5m in bank.
                                                                                Any transfer would require a hit

                                                                                1. michhhh
                                                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                    Firmino is worse with no cout out there, try tosun and upgrade your bench

                                                                                    1. Mikha In A Tutu
                                                                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                        Can we really say Firmino is worse off when Coutinho’s already just left? Tosun would be a gamble and surely Spurs isn’t the right time to take that gamble?

                                                                                  • Smitser
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                    Good to go? save or any suggestion for transfer? 1 FT, 0.1 ITB

                                                                                    Adrian
                                                                                    Ota-Alonso-Zanka
                                                                                    Sterling - Salah (vc) - Son - Gross - Arni
                                                                                    Kane (c) Morata

                                                                                    Elliot Masuaku Robertson Crouch

                                                                                    Thx!

                                                                                  • Adriano28
                                                                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                                                                      So is Robertson (liv) out?

                                                                                    • Fanatix
                                                                                        3 months, 13 days ago

                                                                                        Hi guys
                                                                                        Help needed pls
                                                                                        1ft 0.itb
                                                                                        Lloris(foster)
                                                                                        Alonso christensen ota cresswell (mbemba)
                                                                                        Sane sterling arni son (matic)
                                                                                        Kane rashford ( depotre)

                                                                                        I need to get rid of sane and possibly upgrade rashford to firmino/aguero..

                                                                                        Assistance greatly appreciated