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Fantasy Football Book Launch

We are delighted to announce the official launch of the Fantasy Football book ‘Wasting Your Wildcard‘.

Written by regular site contributor David Wardale and fully endorsed by Fantasy Football Scout, it will be out on Thursday, July 26, to plug the painful gap between the end of the World Cup and start of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

Subtitled ‘The Method and Madness of Fantasy Football’, the book is being published by Penguin’s respected sports imprint, Yellow Jersey Press, and is packed with hints and tips from some of the best Fantasy managers out there.

But it is as much about the people as the game, with stories of glory and despair, mini-league skulduggery and humiliating failure and the strange grip the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) in particular has on managers from Australia to Zimbabwe and just about everywhere in between.

There are in-depth interviews with FPL champions and Fantasy-mad Saudi princes, a comprehensive look at the eternal conflict that is stats versus ‘the eye test’ and chapters on the history of the game, the all-conquering beast that is Fantasy Premier League (FPL) and what the future of Fantasy Football might look like.

There’s also a revealing section on our very own Mark, detailing the methods behind his successful approach to playing FPL.

Written by a fan for the fans, we think Wasting Your Wildcard will inform and entertain in equal measure, while grappling with the reasons behind why we, as supposedly grown-up men and women, cannot resist playing a game of footballing dress-up.

And to give you a taste of what you can expect, we’re planning to publish an exclusive extract for newsletter subscribers in the very near future.

SAVE £5 WHEN YOU PRE-ORDER WASTING YOUR WILDCARD WITH WATERSTONES.COM! Simply enter the discout code SCOUT18 at checkout and you can save a fiver – one third off the cover price.

Australian fans can order through Booktopia.

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  1. Community Feedback
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    I’ve been on the FFS team for about a week now and I’m beginning to look forward to the summer and next season. I received ideas from some of you already so I think it’s time to put something out to officially ask for your feedback!

    I’m mostly asking from a community perspective: What do you like best about the community? What would you like to see improved? Are there tournaments you’d like to see? Do you use the ‘Sort by: Ranking’ option on articles? Is there an article that you’d like to write or you think we’re missing?

    I’m also going to put some time into making sure the tools are working optimally. For example, I’ve always wanted to see the watchlist updated more often, and now I will make sure that happens. Are there tweaks to the tools you’d like to see?

    This is also a call out to anyone interesting in being a moderator, as I’m going to grow the moderator team slowly over the summer. If you’d like to be considered, please contact me: Geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk.

    Feel free to email me with any comments, concerns, or ideas!

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I'd like to see a members only forum, where we can discuss stats from the member's side 🙂

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Haha! Was waiting for this. Number one comment too, impressive 🙂

      2. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I had a feeling this might come up 😉

        Definitely something I'm going to look into

        1. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Would definitely like this

        2. Euro Raiders
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 5 hours ago

          Don't do it!! The site does not need a split forum. Why? If you do then Members will likely not post here. I am not a member by the way but quite like the site and view it frequently. The reason I am not a member by the way is that I don't want yet more information! What is needed is an Edit for comments (for a short period only) and a Delete option - which then hides the comment so that the replies stay. Another requirement is for all external links to open in new tabs. I can give you more if you want, let me know.

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 4 hours ago

            Feel free to email me!

            geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk

      3. Johannes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I'd like this as well.

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks for the link. I've spoken to Mark at length about this stuff but I'll go through it again to make sure we covered all of this

      4. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        This x1000

        It’s a bit frustrating to want to discuss the stats, in particular the big numbers article but also wanting to respect the website and not take away from possible revenue.

        1. Darth_Krid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Perhaps an option would be to only open the comments section of Members articles to Members only and have it hidden from regular view like the article itself is?

          Regular posters could still comment on the previous article posted.

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I'd like if the season-ticker team home/away ratings could have stayed up for a little longer.
      Was going to copy down end of the season numbers but gone.

    3. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Can we get the stats tables in the members area working properly on an iPad in Safari, please? Can't sort personal stat tables more than once. Predefined stats tables can't be sorted at all.

      The reply fail UX issue needs to be addressed once and for all. Happens far too often for it to be user error.

      1. Brambling
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Would be good if this was sorted, only started happening a few weeks ago for me if it helps. After the first sorting, it comes up with a box saying 'Drag to reorder stats' whenever the measure you want to sort by is pressed.

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Cheers, we'll try to get that fixed

      2. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        First I've heard of this but clearly something that needs to be worked on. I'll flag it up and we'll try to get it sorted

    4. J0E
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I used to like the match history between sides on the ticker - used to come up when you hovered over the fixture.

      Was a great addition - eg looking at Lei and Spurs history as well as Lei Ars history would have screamed goals to those looking.

      1. Delhidynamo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        along with this, players' histories against certain clubs

      2. matzi11a
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        i really miss the history too

    5. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      This is a little thing but I am a member of other sites (not FF related) where if you have paid to support the site in the past you get a visual indicator to say that you have done so, even if you haven't renewed for a particular season.

      At the moment it's just divided into members and non-members and it's hard to tell at a glance whether someone is a long-term contributor to the site or brand new.

      Also, yes, it would be great to have BF's suggestion of members' forums. There are too many reposted RMTs and 'LOL @s' on the boards and on match days it's not even worth coming on here, which is a shame. I appreciate that this might create a two-tier system but actually the quality chat is probably what I want to pay for most. I haven't really used the stats and RMT much this season in my first year of membership.

      None of this is to say that I won't be renewing my membership in 18-19 - I will, but it will be for support/thanks rather than much else to be honest.

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Actually, on reflection, if we had the little indicator I wouldn't need or want members' forums. It would just be a little tool to help me to filter through the volume of material on the boards on my own.

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah I think these problems can be solved in the comment section. A way of placing emphasis on quality content from us amateur posters. Such an emphasis would even encourage quality posts. Check out the link I shared above for Mark's take. I'm a little disappointed it hasn't already been implemented. I shaln't be signing up again unless we get some positive change around there comment section. I waste too much of my life trying to be noticed in rapidly disappearing pages 😀 Even HTs are fleeting...

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            aww some of us notice you D.

            Not me, obviously :p

            But yeah, posts and HTs are way too transient and it would be nice to have a way of being noticed longer than an hour or two for significant contributions. Some of the more thoughtful HTs and community posts take an age to write and edit.

      2. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I hadn't considered the visual indicator to indicate past support. I'll add that to the to be considered list.

        The RMTs, LOLs, goal shouting, etc is a big priority. We're looking at ways of sorting comments and giving votes more prominence so that the important content gets filtered from the stuff people don't want to read. I feel the same way on this and I think most people do so this is high on my list of things to get worked out

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks Geoff. Glad it's a possible option. I think it would create a helpful middle ground between members and non-members and it would help people that don't want to or can't justify year-on-year membership to feel that they carry a little more weight in the community.

        2. J T
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Should be able to flag posts as SPAM and after a certain amount it just gets deleted, will help moderating at busy times.

          Also an indication of how experienced members are with some sort of badge next to their name, hard to know what people are worth listening to a lot of the time.

          Last but not least, the reply format needs looking at, along with being able to edit posts, or even delete?

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            Definitely feel free to use the flag feature, for any reason. If you see a good post or spam, use it and let us know!

            I'll look into the other two things. Valid points

        3. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          I was virtually writing out how one of reasons I've stopped posting over past two (maybe three) seasons, is the more popular this site has become, (& sadly stating obvious) the more relevant posts get lost. All I've done over that period since is look at hot topics only, but some insightful posts that aren't 'green' get completely lost due to amount of (let's be honest) spam... Again this is main contributing factor I stopped being regular pposted for past few years.... It's cool it's being looked into

      3. Eden Wizard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Absolutely! Most forums name you (usually ironically) based on posting history.

    6. QPRUTD-The Hills have Moyes
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      We are well aware that Ragabolly has a code which can perdict your OR rank, as well as rank movements in case of a player scoring, or a player getting a CS etc.
      Can we have these as permanent features on FFS.
      Can this be integrated into the side-bar maybe??

      Another small point is a floating Fixture Ticker. Many time while answering questions and RMTs in the comments section, one need to look up the upcoming fixtures. It would be convenient not having to scroll all the way up. Just a collapsed fixture ticker moving along as you scroll, which pops out when clicked upon.

      Sorry if that sounds like "Asking for too much" 😉

    7. FC Lackless [BALEGIUM]
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Please keep community team tournament for next season and not break up the teams though the initial bidding was good fun! There could be new teams added oc and perhaps transfers for teams who have lost team members?

    8. Kings of Lyon ★
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Members section
      - Sort matches by descending order.
      - Functionality to export Ticker to Excel.

      Mobile website
      - Poor user experience on iOS. I always revert back to Desktop.

      Things I dont want to see
      - Members only forum
      - Downvotes

      1. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Agree on this, functionality to export to Excel would be great.

        1. Kings of Lyon ★
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          They use to have it but it was removed.

          I spend half my time creating my own ticker based on FFS

          1. Blue&White85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah, I build my own too, takes a while.

          2. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            I'll check to see why it was removed

    9. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Posting to gauge peoples thoughts

      - Ignore/mute function

      - Some kind of progression system or just a display of achievements. Examples could be:

      Post counts
      Number of seasons active
      Number of hot topics
      Number of upvotes
      Community articles published
      Maybe have rank names for reaching a certain number of posts or seasons active - "Casual", "Veteran", "Differential", "Big hitter"

      1. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I like this also. A lot of similar forums have post counts etc.

      2. Kings of Lyon ★
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I like all of these suggestions.

        1. Kings of Lyon ★
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Maybe number of posts with upvotes rather than total upvotes as people could try to manipulate that by doing something Stanville-esque

      3. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I love it Andy. A community 'score' based on number of posts as a baseline with significant multipliers based on the other factors e.g. an upvote = post x5, a HTs = post x50 etc and the other things would encourage quality posting as well as quantity.

      4. FC Lackless [BALEGIUM]
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Sorry none of the above ... why?

        1. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          ?

        2. HALFSPACE
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Unneccesarily elitist and snobbish. FPL nothing to be elitist about

      5. Jᴀʀᴠish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah - I like the "glory roll" idea - you could have lots of different icons next to user names, an expansion of the "mini scout" icons displayed for members and the green icon displayed for mods. Different icons could be handed out for all sorts of things, i.e. running community tournaments, winning FFS cups, certain number of HTs, frequent posters, FPL winner, FPL top 1k finishes, etc etc.

        1. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          This is a great suggestion.

          I'd love to see a badge system introduced with new ones designed for different things. Let people display the one they want

        2. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Hmmm yeah, seems to be some support for this. I'll make sure this is looked into

      6. SW6
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I enjoy having the odd idiot on here. Sometimes on matchday it's a little ott but then that's the stress of FPL.
        I like the idea of a progression or someway to identify key members of the community

        1. SW6
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          If it were up to me I'd invite F*rca and *nreal back on here. They kept things interesting

          1. Blue Lion's Biatch
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            This

          2. Yozzer
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 6 days ago

            Bring Breadbin back too

          3. Count of Monte Hristo
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 6 days ago

            And Rohn. This place has become a bit too sterile these days.

      7. Eden Wizard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Basic but hugely impactful, perfect! and on par with other forums

      8. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Upvotes might need to be rationed though! One per hour maybe 🙂

      9. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I don't like the ignore/mute idea. Communicating via text leads to miscommunications, and people can hastily and liberally apply the mute button, missing out on part of the community. We're all in this together!

        Elevating quality posts to the top will solve this anyway. We just need to shift the emphasis towards quality (as judged by the community and mods).

      10. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Down votes and mute is a little bit mean-spirited and negative IMO. It doesn't exactly cultivate a sense of community.

        Plus down votes already exist on here. Every insult I get gets up-voted dozens of times, which is the same thing.

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          You suck 😉

          No, I agree

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            +1.

      11. shotgunnufc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I agree with all of this

      12. MrKlin of Norway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Given the community efforts into other games like Sky, Fantasy Eliteserien, Fantasy Allsvenskan, Cricket etc. some kind of categorisation could perhaps be in order?

        1. Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          like a tagging system?

      13. Buzzy
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I suggested an ignore button before but my comment got deleted. I'd think of it like a popular household cleaning product.
        bang and the tw@t is gone.
        a lot of usefull posts/questions can get lost on matchdays amongst lol at posts when the pages are flying.

    10. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 days ago

      A push notification system to see comments and upvotes on your posts would be useful, rather than having to rely on emails

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        This.

        Think Facebook.

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          I was arguing for this last year.

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            You were the first person to think of a notification system. You are also Mark Zuckerberg, and I am Mark Wahlberg's prosthetic shlong.

            1. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 7 days ago

              Are you accusing me of being one of the Winklevoss twins?

      2. Buzzy
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 7 days ago

        this as well.
        occsionally I've offered a suggestion to a post for help, hours after the original post. This'd save the original poster re-posting their question if they haven't had many/no replies.

    11. SW6
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      The watchlist should be a standard top 10 players in each position i think. Sometimes there's less than 10 sometimes 15 or so.
      post counts to spot the degens, or some kind of level badge that suggests how much someone contributes like the members badge.

      Articles need a revamp imo. I don't think anyone really reads most of them they just jump straight to the comments which shows how good the community is but articles should be livelier/more interesting. the preamble is the only one i read atm.

      Oh... and bring back the old smilies!

      1. SW6
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        The amount of emotion that could be conveyed with the old roll eyes was poetic at times

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          🙄

          1. SW6
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            See! That just doesn't do it for me. I feel no disdain or sarcasm

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 7 days ago

              SW5!

      2. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Standardizing the watchlist is an easy one to do and sounds good to me. 10 per position could work, and if more are added an explanation of why more than 10 are needed

    12. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Need to upgrade RMT tool imo:

      A) I want to be able to see scores if I plan to bench some other player then what RMT suggests.

      B) Searching for players by their name instead of going to every team & position.

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        B

    13. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Could offer tags or flairs on posts ( a bit like reddit ) where you say whether a post is an RMT, a discussion, a joke post etc - may help with filtering

    14. Pap Le Cissier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      An equivalent to one of these when people make dodgy claims

      https://www.geniegadgets.com/bullshit-button.html

    15. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Two things.

      First, an indicator next to username to show rank and/or length of FFS membership. This is so you can decide whether the post is a troll or trusted advice.

      Secondly, I would encourage you to offer a premium membership or paid consulting/advice from one of the “experts”. FFS could take a commission/fee for creating the marketplace. For example, someone may have GBP 1,000 riding on Mini-leagues and may be willing to pay GBP 20-30 for a 1 hour consulting session on the team / chip strategy / block rival differentials. Equally an “expert”, say Top 50 HOF, may have time and could offer his expertise for GBP 20-30 / hour.

      1. Eden Wizard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Seems the indicator is popular - here's hoping both rank & posting history are incorporated

      2. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        This might sound elitist but it needn't. Getting credits for upvotes would mean that a complete newbie could get off the ground very quickly with some sensible advice or accurate team news.

      3. Yozzer
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 5 days ago

        I'd never show rank as I don't want rivals knowing who I am following my moves so forcing people to put up their rank is a big no no and not really fair. People should have the choice. They will lose posters if they go this way

        Plus a lot of people may be brilliant at the game but only just joined here. Not everyone uses FFS so categorizing them as noobs and saying their advice is bad because they haven't been here long is a rediculous and a bit demeaning. Who are FFS to decide on someones level of expertise. I like Geoffs enthusiasm and willingness to change but these ideas need to be dropped.

        Post count is the best way to go if anything . I like this idea.

        The consulting one is bad also. Fpl is already turning into a circus with the likes of crellin making cash for spreadsheets and Jay having a program coming up without actually winning anything. What is an fpl ' expert ' exactly anyway. Not trying to shoot you down but these ideas are everything I don't like about the game

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 5 days ago

          I don't quite follow. You say "Plus a lot of people may be brilliant at the game but only just joined here. Not everyone uses FFS so categorizing them as noobs and saying their advice is bad because they haven't been here long"
          Then on the other hand you say "Post count is the best way to go if anything..."

          1. Yozzer
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 5 days ago

            If you have to go with any of the 3 I think post count is the best way forward. It's only specific to this . As opposed to length of membership. Id rather have ' 500' posts than ' on ffs for 1 season'. I've been around in one form or another on here since day 1 myself so doesn't directly apply to me

            Rank is simply a bad idea I don't even join the cups because they show rank publically.

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 5 days ago

              Haha yeah got you, my OR for the past 3 seasons shall we say hasn't been exactly brilliant so can see how people wrongly or rightly could draw conclusions based solely on that but still would be nice to have it on show?I'm probably in the minority as I would just ignore OR anyway and take their advice on face value...

              1. Yozzer
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 5 days ago

                Me too mate. People play for different reasons . I know folk who won thousands with a pretty average rank. I'd never decide If I value a players advice on their rank. I'm more inclined to listen to someone who watches a certain player weekly as a supporter of that team

    16. XabiAlonso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      The forum in general needs a revamp, the pages just fly by so it's hard to get discussion outside of a hot topic.
      It ends up full of people trying to get heard with nothing to say.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 7 days ago

        That's just internet in general.

    17. Eden Wizard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Increased personalisation perhaps (leading on from Red Arrows proposal)?

      When I see advice, I'd like to see the user's pedigree/credentials at a glance to identify if they're: New, A mod, Regular poster, Contributor, Have posted less than 1000 posts....etc, you get my drift.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Badges seem a popular one. On it

        1. FC Lackless [BALEGIUM]
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          Creating an FFS class system for posters? .... fantastic news .....

    18. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Maybe a chat option if the other person agrees?
      Also a separate RMT section.
      Regardless of this FFS is the best 😀

    19. Ryan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I use sort by rating all the time but unfortunately the way people vote doesn't always reflect the quality of posts. Perhaps there could be another way to filter 'quality content' where such posts can be boosted above the occasional one liner that gets a lot of votes.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Good to hear that someone does 😀

        I agree 100%. I'll look at ways to help filter and ways to improve the voting system

    20. Ryan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      And just to push the boat right out.
      The ability to enhance social interaction on site. Perhaps we can 'follow' certain posters and 'unfollow' others. Maybe there could be a way to create 'friend networks' where you can message each other. Almost turning it into a primitive social network.

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Following would be nice. I reckon that could be done using the tag/sort/filter system once implemented.

        Not such a fan of unfollowing (muting?) unless you simply mean to stop following someone you previously chose to 'follow'

      2. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 5 days ago

        "Perhaps we can 'follow' certain posters and 'unfollow' others."
        Great idea!

    21. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Each PL team to be assigned it’s own FFS “correspondent” – someone who can keep an eye out specifically for that team in terms of information on fan forums, club twitter, players twitter, local press etc, and as they specialist they will learn where the best sources are. They could also post knowledgeable articles/HTs about the team on a regular basis, as well as field questions from the community via the forum or their own new FFS email address. They could receive free membership and an end-of-season booze-up as their payment.

      1. minges
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        This is a great suggestion

      2. Athletico Timbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        That's a great idea. It would also improve the team news section which I've found to be very inaccurate at times regarding my own team.

      3. Yozzer
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Great call Jarv

    22. Tony Hibbert
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      The ability to remove a given week from a particular gameweek range in rate my team.

      Would be handy to plan end of season strategy by removing the week that I would be thinking about free hitting in.

      1. darrellb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        and more importantly in the season ticker

    23. Ghost Ship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I support the members stats forum post. Plus maybe make the pre season section members only? It’s very useful.

    24. J T
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I think the whole posting section needs a revamp.

      Some ideas I had, When someone posts they should have to add a title, and on the page only the title appears unless you click a drop down. Also once questions have been answered you should be able to click ‘hide’ so that the post disappears.

      On each page there should be a sticky with the commonly asked questions such as RMT and transfers opinions (only visible when you click a drop down besides the Title) This will keep them all in one space without clogging up every page.

      I like the idea of having an icon to display your ‘credentials’
      Also a ‘mark as spam option, so posts disappear after a certain amount of spam votes
      And perhaps a report button, so you can report idiots.

      One last one, Live correspondence, so when a match is Live one person is designated to posting ‘goal’ or whatever on the forum for that particular day or team or however you wish to categorise.

      Just a few ideas. Love the way this place is heading, keep it up 🙂

      1. @FPremscout (liverpoolfanta…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I like all of those suggestions a lot. Apart from the last one because I think FFScout is at its funniest on a saturday afternoon at 3pm when goals are going in and the forum is utter carnage with raw emotion. Thats all part of the rollercoaster of why we play.

        1. J T
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 7 days ago

          You could still comment on that particular post, going off your titts, but it will all be on one post, instead of filling pages & pages:D

          1. @FPremscout (liverpoolfanta…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            Ahh okay that makes sense. I like it

    25. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      How about a notification bubble with a 1 in it (like Facebook notifications) when someone has replied to or +1ed your post?

      1. @FPremscout (liverpoolfanta…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Yes I like that idea as well instead of recieving an email saying someone replied to you!

      2. minges
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        This

      3. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        This is a big one, but something we're aware of certainly

    26. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      As long as it works on my symbian/java phone, not an issue... 😛

    27. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      We could have badges or achievements n reaching FFS Milestones

    28. disable
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I dont really know how without making it more forum based but i would like to see the comments section actually be related to the article rather than just a continuation of FPL RMTs / questions etc.

      As a writer its sometimes disheartening to see your hardwork seemingly just ignored, don't get me wrong that's fine if you have no interest in the topic but then its very hard for the people who do have an interest to discuss it - the community article section does this much better - the comments are directed towards the actual article.

      I also think its very off putting for new comers or just lurkers (im sure there are thousands) who simply dont want to talk/dont even understand why the comments seemingly make no sense in relation to the article and therefore dont bother, or do but see them lost in the ether very quickly.

      In addition to this i think we simply NEED tagging in someway. Ie @d1sable (we discussed this maybe 5/6 years ago) - then i get an email or a notification.
      I dont have the time anymore to spend all day on here scrolling comments but it would be nice on interact with people if i could simply be being notified - i could even flag a conversation im interested in and be kept abreast.

      I think many of us more oldskoolers have taken to the realms of twitter for this reason, i can pick and choose my interactions more easily - i would prefer to do them on site and im sure many others would so i think anything FFS can do to bring people back to the site is a plus (for all parties) - the bottom line is the comments section right now is just a no go for me and i dont like that - i used to spend hours of my life here.

      1. Kings of Lyon ★
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        +1 to all

        The tagging and notification functionality would be great

      2. MTPockets
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Agree on forum based. Most comment input is fleeting, repetitive and unrelated to content or conversation continuity. I don't know how that can change while also having the site new-article driven, but I've really started hating the overall format. Can't see myself bothering to comment much next season, and can ony imagine how frustrating it is for writers.

      3. tisza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        this.
        some great articles just bypassed by "player x or player y" posts. Come onto the site an hour or so after an article is posted and you can end up wading through pages & pages of posts looking for comments etc. about the articles.

      4. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Perhaps we ought to have two current comment streams in the general area.

        One restricted to relevant comments on FFS articles, like the community articles.

        And the other a continuous stream, independent of the FFS articles, for all other comments including RMTs. This one might need to be replaced by a new one each day or whenever the number of pages of comments gets too large.

      5. darrellb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        i actually joined twitter midway through the season for this exact reason

      6. Paolo Di Caniooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        This is a very good point but not sure how its achieved not geek enough for that

        maybe an open chat rather than comments would do this in part so the chat can be random

        sometimes unless you live on here and catch the post live its difficult to get detail or opinions on the article itself

    29. Triggerlips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      1) rid of up and down votes, they are used for bullying
      2) The Rmt thing in the members area is good but not updated enough
      3) The current forum only works off season when its quiet rest of time it goes to fast

      Consider a forum like this one as an add on
      http://forums.rotoworld.com/forum/4-fantasy-baseball-talk/

      Much more condusive to proper discussion

      1. tisza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        like 3. Ask or answer a question and by the time you press "post" pages have gone and no-one's reading it.

      2. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Miss you on here, T.L.

        Always the voice of reason. Always coming up with original points.

        90% of the points on here are a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy, as they said in Fight Club.

        To prove a point on the upvotes being used for bullying, simply post on here "FPL Virgin is a muppet" and see how many upvotes you get.

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Experiment in progress

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/05/15/fantasy-football-scout-leagues-round-up/?hc_page=1#hc_comment_18213404

          So far, no upvotes, but I'm hoping for at least 10.

          On a serious note, I do believe that there is a solution to the curt negative replies people like yourself get due to others' lack of imagination and lust for upvotes.

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            Experiment over. Post was modded

            1. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 6 days ago

              Haha, I applaud your effort! 😀

            2. Eden Wizard
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              10 months, 6 days ago

              SHOCK

        2. FC Lackless [BALEGIUM]
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 6 days ago

          It's fear Virg ... I'd love to see you on the scoutcast and clock the nervous looks and bum shuffling ...

    30. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I'd just like something simple like the tick to remain in "Notify me of replies"
      I find it a bit of a ballache to be clicking it everytime it should be a simple fix where cookies remember the setting?

    31. Dynamic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Please can we add the chips into RMT tool, and then we can play around with playing our chips in different gamweeks and see which chip/transfer strategy is predicted to yield the most points.
      In the last few gameweeks of this season the tool was not very useful because for example the bench boost chip wasn't in the game so if I was transferring in a player to play in the week when I was playing my bench boost, the tool may put him on my bench and therefore not really use his points as contributing to my score, when in reality I would definitely be getting them.
      Also, with the free hit chip not being included I was transferring in players with DGW34 which resulted in me having a lot of blank players in GW35. When I transferred in these players my score for GW35 was going down by almost as much as my DGW34 score was going up, rendering these transfers useless, when in reality they gained me lots of points because of the free hit chip which could be played in GW35.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Great point, I'll see if that's possible. Thanks 🙂

    32. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Lots of great stuff in here thanks all. Keep it coming 🙂

      I'm going to make a list of all the ideas posted here and give it a think, and see what's possible. I'll then prioritize and get stuff started so hopefully we have some changes (big and small) ready for next season.

    33. nobwak
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Downvote button.

      Like reddit, the down vote wouldn't be a "dislike" button, it would be a "this isn't relevant" button.

    34. minges
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      A way to be able to filter through what type of comments you want to see... maybe this can work by each post needing to select what type it is "rmt question," "chip strategy," "article related" so readers can easily find content/topics they desire

      Some way to identify a commentors or posters 'prestige' or knowledge/experience level next to their user name other than membership

      I also echo the suggestion having an area to discuss members stat. First year paid membership here and I'd love to discuss the numbers openly to get more out of them

      Having notifications on the interface rather than through email may speed up and enhance interactions between people here

    35. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I’d like to see a FFS app for iOS.

      Prefer to use an app instead of opening FFS through Safari.

      1. arndff_
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        If you post a comment and check “Notify me of replies”, it’d be lovely if there’s a Notification button on the site, so if someone posts a comment below your post, to see those notifications there.

        For example, just like it’s implemented at FB/Twitter/etc.

        Email notifications are good but that what I tried to describe is even better.

        1. Darth_Krid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 7 days ago

          You can get an email sent to you (containing a link to the reply) every time someone replies to your comment. That's how I do it!

          1. arndff_
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            Um, ok.
            Seems like you didn’t get what I wrote.

            I know about Email Notifications but as I said:

            “Email notifications are good but that what I tried to describe is even better.”

            1. Darth_Krid
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 7 days ago

              Think that was a reply fail to another notification query, I'm sorry!

              Yes, an in-house system on the site itself would be 10 times better.

              1. arndff_
                • 7 Years
                10 months, 7 days ago

                Apoloies accepted!

      2. arndff_
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Private messages would be a good addition too.

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Not sure I'd be able to cope with all the fan mail.

          1. arndff_
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            And then an option to turn on/off direct messages.

            😉

            1. Jᴀʀᴠish
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 7 days ago

              🙂

    36. Darth_Krid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Would it be possible to implement a 'key' or a 'legend' for the various comment smilies? I've searched for one but couldn't find it. At the moment I'm limited to the universal 🙂 and 🙁 but not sure how to do the more 'advanced' ones. Without the option to delete or edit posts, I'm not going to spam a ton of different punctuation combinations to try and find what works!

      1. Jᴀʀᴠish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Good shout - should definitely be in the FAQs.

        1. arndff_
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Or to have an additional window whilst writing:
          1) click on a button and see those smiles
          2) click on the same button and the opened window from 1) disappears

    37. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      some sort of autoblocking of posts using the word "lol" on matchdays 🙂
      It's just tedious seeing 100s of these lolling at player x or player y captaincies etc.

    38. wulfranian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I would like to have more vote polls.For example-we could have vote poll to give our predictions for the games of each gw or vote poll for the highest scorer of the gw.We could also have a vote poll about the differential of the gw like Jonty's post.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I just learned how to make polls today!

        I'll be trying to use these more, not just for captaincy pick. Should be a great way to get input from the community

      2. J0E
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Having that differential HT as a poll is a great idea.

    39. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Can I be a mod but do none of the mod work?

      I promise to tone down my abuse of getting around the swear filter, slightly.

    40. JasonG123
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I'd prefer if the site restructured entirely. Only have comments on articles that actually relate to the articles and then have a separate 'forum' section for discussion.

      At the moment so much discussion is repeated because it's impossible to find anything unless it's a hot topic. I'd prefer to have threads like any other forum. There can still be a RMT sub-section of the forum so people can still get opinions on their individual team.

    41. FrankieTheGent
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Basically, Slack.

    42. Buzzy
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I'd like it for anyone to be able to set up their own favourite posters list.
      it could work when we log in by an icon appearing by someone's grav/username if you add them as a favourite. would make their posts standout more when you're scrolling through posts.

      1. Fulgencio Obelmejias
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        I really like this idea. I've been mainly lurking for around nine seasons and am drawn to certain posters who talk sense constantly over long periods .

    43. noquarternt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Last Man Standing should be an official tournament with a good prize.

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Members tournament prizes should be better in general.

    44. stat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Allows us to edit posts, and show an edit history to stop people from taking advantage of it.

    45. BabyB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Some of these have been mentioned but will duplicate just to cover it in one post.

      Season ticker -
      Ability to export to excel was invaluable, flexibility to choose specific gameweeks as opposed to just a range to account for blank weeks would be useful. Previous results when hovering over a fixture was also useful.

      Stats area - greater flexibility in looking at the data such as interrogating it based on minutes on the pitch with and without other players.
      i.e. Kane’s performance when lamela on pitch v when Kane’s performance when lamela not on pitch (or for a certain mod to use to talk about his beloved dembele theory again...

      1. BabyB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Ugh, half my post has been removed from my comment (at the point where an emoji was used).

        Can add that for a problem to be fixed.

        No time to type it all again.

        1. BabyB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          2nd half as comment in phones history..

          Would also be good to have some trend analysis or visualisation. For example, studying Kane’s shots on target over a four week period might result in 20 shots and an average of 5.

          However, if in sequence it is 10, 5,4,1 shots or alternatively 1,4,5,10 shots it might make a big difference if you wanted to buy him.

          Remove the second logon for the stats area. I know it’s small thing but a it’s just a pain to login a second time when you have literally just logged on.

          An improved method to share and discuss stats on the site. Whether this is via a members forum or the ability to mark a post for members only (like the data in a members only article) would be useful. As it is you can link to a table but the filters sometimes change between users and things just becomes confused. Another option is a screenshot of the members area data that only members can see?

          Moderation - the current moderation seems misjudged and allows for spam and is one reason the comments section is unuseable.

          A user can spam ‘lol@‘or ‘player x dead’ comments repeatedly and nothing happens. If someone is then rude to the idiot and tries to stop him then they get modded for bullying. It is this that has allowed the problem to develop as the morons realise they are effectively untouchable and can continue trolling with impunity.

          Don’t want to rake over hot coals but this last point has been an issue for a while and has driven a lot of people to just leave or just not bothering to post anymore.

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 7 days ago

            Lots to take in there, thanks. I'll try to respond more fully in the next few days but I agree with lots of it. The moderation on matchdays needs work to help stop the spam I'm going to try to figure something out for next year.

            As for the double login for the Members area I know that's already been flagged and is being worked on. Should definitely be done for next season but I'll add it to my list to follow up on this week

            1. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 6 days ago

              I usually just login to the members area, then it automatically logs me in to the main area too - but I do have to logout of both areas separately.

        2. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 5 days ago

          Ah yes that's happened to me too!
          Don't quite know why it happens but to be able to use an emoji from phones would be good...

    46. Pep says
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Hey Geoff.

      Been reading through some of the suggestions, I largely agree with some posters views on the comments section. Tbh, it's a disaster during match days, the chat is mostly spam and the RMTs just clog up the general forums.

      I use reddit quite a bit and the system is pretty flawless imo.

      The upvote/downvote system is brilliant.

      Can sort threads by a number of different options

      They implemented a feature recently whereby if someone writes 'thanks' under your comment, you get a number next to your name and this reflects your reputation as such.

      Also users profiles are easily accessible, as is the upvote/downvote ratio.

      I've been a member for 2/3seasons now but unless the forum sees a marked improvement this season, it's just not worth the money imo. Other sources of information are free and much more navigable. Too much good info is lost here and all I see to be scanning through are endless RMTs. Give these a separate thread, not the half winded attempt the mods do 4 or 5 times a season by setting up a RMT hot topic. Have a daily one and remove and RMT posted outside of this

      Ultimetly people need to use the upvote feature more as this will help with your strategy of combating the problems people are mentioning. Maybe just designate a mod to up voting anything useful and we can follow this mod to what they are hulking

      Finally there should be an inbox on the website, I never tick the reply box cause I hate getting emails saying 'someone replied to your comment'. It's very old fashioned.

      Best of luck and enjoy the summer!!

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I agree with your agreeing on lots of this stuff; we’ll see what’s possible and what I can get done quickly, and what will take time.

        The matchday comments are in need of fixing so I’ll look at a few fixes over the next few weeks and try to get something done for next season. A long term one for sure. A separate thread for RMTs is an option, provided people use it and don’t revert to the normal comments section.

        On the upvote feature, quite simply, yes. People need to use it a lot more often. I’m looking at ways of changing the voting system to make it easier and to make sorting by ranking easier; I think there’s lots that can be done here with a big impact.

        Part of the mod recruitment I’m doing now will look at mod responsibilities and part of that will be increased voting and attention to how voting is happening from users. I’ve started this myself already and have encouraged a few others to do the same. Also, the voting should ideally help mods see what is relevant and what should become a hot topic.

        As for the last one I’m not sure how easy updates or an inbox is but I’ll look into it. A few others have said they don't want to have to go offsite to see if they've had replies, so I'll dig into it

    47. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      "Bookmarked" - we all say it, but an icon that is a little bookmark by the chain and the flag at the bottom of each post. These bookmarked posts are then saved in a list you can access that only you can see on your profile page.

    48. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Not sure if you're still reading this, but i think a great idea would be the ability for mods to pin a post/hot topic to the top of every page, with it moving to the top of each article's page as new pages are created. This way Hot topics remain for longer in discussion, and a RMT post could be permanently stickied to the top, giving posters no excuse not to post brainless RMTS on the rest of the page, clogging it up.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Still reading! An interesting one. Adds to the calls for changes to posting and finding good content

    49. Triggerlips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Minimum number of words on a forum post before it is accepted. Say Twenty words.that would stop the pages going so fast, as many comments consist of only One or Two words

    50. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      1. In the Injuries and Bans tab, I would like to be able to sort the table by the Last Updated heading.
      This used to be possible once.

      2. In the RMT tool, could the forecasts for the latest game-week (and perhaps also for earlier game-weeks) stay around a bit longer?
      It would be nice to look back and see how the actual scores of my players, and the scores of other players that I could have chosen instead, compare with their RMT forecasts.

    51. insertcomedyname
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Not sure if this is part of your remit, but I’d like to be able to download stats from the members section more easily so I can play around with them in Excel. For example, a breakdown of the points Lukaku scored in each game of the season.

      Ta

    52. Jairzinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Great work this season, all.

      On the Hall of Fame, would it be possible to make the teams clickable, rather than having to copy and paste their team id into your web browser manually?

      I know how to do it, but if you want to see how the top managers in the world are performing, it's just a bit of a ball ache, that's all.

    53. The Big Cheese
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I think we should be able to block individual posters so we don't have to read some of the rubbish they spout. It would save moderators some bother as well.

      You would probably be able to solve the issue of people wanting member only boards that way as well. There is nothing special about being a member or not but there are some people who always spout rubbish.

    54. Podorsky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Not sure if it has been mentioned but it would be good to have an easily accessible price rise/fall box (top/bottom 15?) on the site.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        I'm really surprised you're the first to suggest this. Good idea

    55. Pointless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Can you bring back What The Fans Say article please? I used to find it really helpful.

    56. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 6 days ago

      The ability to delete a comment.

    57. Yozzer
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 5 days ago

      What about bringing that match day chat room back?

      I used to like that. What happened to it anyway?

    58. Paolo Di Caniooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      as well as the watch list adaptable in some way to filter out and show differentials or fixtures bases , is suspect a lot of this goes on already but would good if that was more interactive maybe that's an add on in the members section

    59. Captain Roberto
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Each article serves the majority of posters just as a new platform to ask a generic question giving none of their own decision insight. Just endless"Mane to Sane? " with one or two replies one word replies. it's pretty empty content fuelled by confirmation bias.

      I read the articles and then scroll through hoping to find a comment on what has been said. There aren't often too many! Sometimes I post a correction, as I did for the 2018/19 week 1 Arsenal lineup where the article was wrong. It just goes unacknowledged by the writer, and is lost in the piles of RMT template teams.

      Last season 2017/18 i was a member as the extra stats looked really interesting. But i decided that i dont play the game in a way reliant on granular data about shots per minute etc, relying on my own understanding of tactics rather than statistics, so I didn't renew this 2018/19 season. I think the comment about members only threads to discuss the members only available statistics is sensible. After all you are paying for this extra information (so you don't need to collect it yourself) and so why would you want it openly shared through discussion?

      I also didnt think the team rating system was accurate; as the article about it lays out.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        We are now able to make Members Only Hot Topcs - they'll ramp up over the next few weeks.

        The RMT-specific Community Articles did really well in the lead up to the season and we'll try to continue them. I would also suggest giving the Sort By Rating option a try; it's now possible to make that a default setting on your profile

        1. Captain Roberto
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Thanks, for the reply. A prominent RMT thread for each week would be great. So, users see it on the dashboard and go straight to it.

      2. Captain Roberto
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 6 days ago

        e.g.
        https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/08/13/fpl-line-up-lessons-gameweek-1-part-one/?hc_page=6&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_18607854

        When comments address the article some way to find them would be nice. Some people post quite thoughtful stuff which is why I read the site. Not sure how this would work in practice though.

  2. soccercards.com
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Postings should have the poster's latest FPL rank displayed somewhere in the posting. This will help readers evaluate the "credibility" of the posting.

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Silly

    2. QPRUTD-The Hills have Moyes
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Will you not take Mark's advice coz he didnt do very well this season?
      Would you take advice from Jafooli, Bemba and Waxys if they were doing well??

    3. Kings of Lyon ★
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Absolute madness.

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Not rank but I would like to see FPL ID of people that post

      1. Kings of Lyon ★
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        I dont share ID in case rivals are lurkers

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Do you enter the cups on here though ?

    5. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I think wanting to know a poster's 'credibility' is a valid worry - do they know what they're talking about and can I trust them? - but having their FPL rank posted beside their posts causes problems.

      People with a high rank won't necessarily give good advice, just as people with a bad rank won't necessarily give bad advice! Particularly because there are many reasons for a bad rank, it would be frustrating to have a surprise bad rank and then your ideas not listened to.

      1. SW6
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Agree. No to ranks. but what if a running total of the number of upvotes ever received or something like that. Just makes it easier to spot the people who post good stuff. I guess there's a risk of it becoming a popularity contest at first but that'd fade like it did when upvotes first came in

      2. Jigger & Pony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        You could use a coloured stars indicating career HOF rank for example.

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          That would work

  3. Stoichkov#8
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Made saome summary what makes me win my cash ML:

    - played my WC later than my rivals (GW9)
    - at that WC picked right players like Salah and they did it a bit too late
    - players who got me much points (Salah, Hazard) picked right time
    - players who were nice diferentials (Daniels, Mariappa, Milivo, Fabian, Ayew)

    1. Captain Roberto
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 6 days ago

      those are the outcomes. posting your criteria that led you to those outcomes would be far more helpful. otherwise you are just saying "why I win: luck".

      The thoughts behind the outcome are more important to people wanting to follow advice.

  4. PapsH
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    whats the best world cup fantasy site?

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      there isnt any yet I think
      FIFA will have an official one

    2. SW6
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      the fifa mcdonalds one will be the most played and probably the best.

      it normally has some technical glitches but I love the gameplay rules

      1. HALFSPACE
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 7 days ago

        What are the gameplay rules, I'm unfamiliar

        1. SW6
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          You can make subs throughout a GW in a kind of stick/twist scenario. Same with captain. Basically it rewards a strong squad and lots of planning so you have a captain option every matchday (particularly a strong one near the end of the GW in case it all goes wrong)

  5. Stoichkov#8
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    I would like to thank all who enter my FFS non-members league!

    Congratulations for:
    howsheref (Lar Doyle) who was first
    Slumdog Mignolet (Scott Needham) who was second
    Wilderness Kids FC (Daniel Hall) who was third

    And thanks to all who took a part (157 managers)! Hope you all (and even more) enter next season!

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Your welcome.
      Please arrange another league next season 🙂

  6. HALFSPACE
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Auba price pred next ssn? 10.5

    Must-have with Arteta coming in imo

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      11

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I think given his start he'll be 11.0

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      11 or 11.5

  7. TRASH BOAT
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone know when the HOF is updated for non members?

    I want to mark the fall out of the top 100 with a quiet ceremony for close friends and family 🙁

  8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    When does the WC fantasy come out?
    Btw anyone looking at Finbogasson?

  9. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Do we reckon Salah's price be close to Messi/Ronaldo?

  10. Captain Kakaroto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 7 days ago

    So WC is almost here and I thought it will be nice to see how everyone here think the group stage will end, this is my guess:

    Group A - Very intersting Group as Uruguay seems to be the most quality team. as an FPL manager i just can see how Salah dont succeed to take Egypt to the next stage, also so Russia against Brazil and they were really bad.
    1.Urguay
    2.Egypt
    3.Russia
    4.Saudy arabia

    Group B - not much in it, I think that spain is far more better then portugal.
    1.Spain
    2.Portugal
    3.Morocco
    4.Iran

    Group C - aside from france and denmark I really dont know peru and australia but as far as i remmber south amrican teams have diffculty in tournamemnts outside from their mainland
    1.France
    2.Denmark
    3.Peru
    4.Australia

    Group D - another intersting group. I think that Argentina morale are very low. saw them agianst spain and they were really bad. Iceland are very stubborn team, ask Croatia. they will do a lot of problem to argentina and Croatia, but have feeling that Croatia will take that.
    1.Croatia
    2.Argentina
    3.Iceland
    4.Nigeria

    Group E - Brazil, Brazil, Brazil. Put Costa Rica last but the memory of them in WC 2014 when they won they group leaving Urugay, Italy and England behind are still in my mind. I would really like to here if someone know their quality.
    1.Brazil
    2.Switzerland
    3.Serbia
    4.Costa rica

    Group F - very close competition on the second place.
    1.Germany
    2.Mexico
    3.Sweden
    4.South Korea

    Group G- The war will be on the first place between England and Belgium but i think the later have more quality
    1.Belgium
    2.England
    3.Tunisia
    4.Panama

    Group H - The most intersting group IMO. every team can beat each other but colombia win over france give them advantege for me.
    1.Colombia
    2.Senegal
    3.Poland
    4.Japan

    TD;LR I would like to discuss about WC group stage. which gropu is the most intersting and why? who will be the winners of every group.

    1. SW6
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Some possible upsets in my opinion.

      Swiss topping the group ahead of Brazil

      Argentina not getting out the group. - Group D is the most interesting I think. Croatia team is packed with quality, Argentina have Messi but no 'team', Iceland have shown they're solid and Nigeria have some quality and are unpredictable

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Sorry Brazil,Milivojevic FTW

    3. Triggerlips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      What awful looking groups, quality very thin on the ground and not the same without the Nederlanders and the Italians

  11. aha_berg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    I beat AI by 7 points - season now kinda feels like a success.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44070530
    (AI got 2270 pts)

  12. Blue Lion's Biatch
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    On live hof I'm like down near 300. I don't get. After 11 seasons my average rank is 15k. I look through the dudes above me and there is some shite season ranks in there. Consistency over yoyo ranks. It's OK I'm starting my own hall of fame and I'm top

    1. Andy'81
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I'm sure the HOF rankings give more precedence to recent seasons rather than all time scores, this gives teams more leeway to move up and down the rankings rather than have it as a closed shop.

  13. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Was this year's Salah better than Suarez was in his season?

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      yea, he reached 300 pts, and its a record in fpl history

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I mean in general not FPL wise..

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        i think its also in general

    3. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Suarez was relentless for 90 minutes, Salah more effective in key moments.

    4. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      I think breaking the league goal scoring record while not being a striker (he might have played there this season but he never did before) and with just one penalty speaks of how great his season was. I would say it’s better than Suarez’s who is already a terrfic striker so goals were kinda expected from him.

      1. JJO
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Suarez didnt even take 1 penalty
        He was also suspended for few games
        And scored some really crazy goals
        On the other hand Salah and Liverpool are playing CL final
        So it has to be Salah

    5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      True but Salah played with Mane and Firmino while Suarez with sturridge(that was a different studge though :lol:)

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Sturridge was amazing that year. Gerrard too is another class.

        I personally think Mane didn’t have a great season and often compromised many attacks.

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          100% agreed

        2. JJO
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Dont forget Sterling too

  14. TLF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Which players do you think will be reclassified next season, Alonso a midfielder now ? Arny a striker surely ?

    1. Blue Lion's Biatch
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Alonso nothing has changed since the season before. They seem to see it as a 5 man backline.
      Arnie played 17 as striker and 15 elsewhere. Maybe

    2. Give The Todd Some Love
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Arnie as a striker would actually be a good thing, absolutely no mid range strikers this year

  15. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    How would this FPL season have been different if Firmino was a midfielder?

    1. Toblerone52
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Double up with him and salah would have been near essential at times I guess. Would have meant many went cheap up top to allow big hitters in midfield. Or vardy would have been more popular for longer.

  16. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Mikel Arteta close to being announced Arsenal manager. Not quite Allegri.

    https://twitter.com/MiguelDelaney/status/996323514247516165

    1. SW6
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      lol such a poor choice. What are Arsenal thinking

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Wasnt ancelotti interested?

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Wages would be the issue probably.

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          oh

        2. Give The Todd Some Love
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 7 days ago

          Wenger was the highest paid in the league wasn’t he?

  17. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    already can't wait for the preparation for next season to get underway..

  18. DanHensh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Brilliant! Have pre-ordered however the code only gives £3 off not the £5 mentioned in the article. Can’t wait to read!

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      same

    2. davidwardale
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      Thanks for the pre-order! Waterstones had already discounted it by £2, as it turns out, so that's why it's just the £3.

  19. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Pre-ordered - looking forward to reading this!

  20. vibhormbic91
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Was trying to put together the best dead team of the season gone by. Seems like a dead team could have won FPL this time by 32 points. Astonished to see that..

    Below is the best possible dead team I could create.

    Dubravka - 53 (4.5)
    Azpi - 175 (6.5)
    Davies - 143 (5.5)
    Otamendi - 156 (5.5)
    Salah (c) - 303 * 2 (9)
    Sterling - 229 (8)
    Mahrez (vc) - 195 (8.5) + 16 points as Captain in GW 22 and 33
    Gross - 164 (5.5)
    Vardy - 183 (8.5)
    Firmino - 181 (8.5)

    De Gea - 135 (5.5)
    J. Ayew - 32 (5)
    Robertson - 39 (5)
    Tomkins - 34 (4.5)

    Total - 2544 (100)

    Callouts:
    1. Dubravka wasn't on the game before GW 1. Having De Gea + Fabianski reduces the total by 8-9 points
    2. Triple Captain in GW 1 increases another 11 points

    I feel there is scope to redistribute the funds across defense and the bench and optimize it further. Has anybody got to a better one?

  21. fplwexican
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Hi guys.

    Can somebody please tell me what season the chips were first introduced? Cheers.

    1. Konig Luther
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 7 days ago

      3 years

      1. fplwexican
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers man

  22. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 7 days ago

    Make the book Wating your Wildcard available in ebook format in Amazon for Kindle users in India and Asia.

    1. davidwardale
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      It is available on Amazon in India, but not as a pre-order (no, I don't know why either). So you can get it on the day of publication (July 26). Cheers.

  23. On Giants' Shoulders
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Pre-order placed 🙂 I always find DW articles to be an amusing read, so I'm sure I won't be disappointed.

  24. Hawk Eye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 4 days ago

    Havent read all the comments, so might have been here. The artical says £5 off for early order but the link shows £2... not much but...

    https://www.waterstones.com/book/wasting-your-wildcard/david-wardale/9781787290167

    I will be buying anyway 🙂

    Cheers

  25. Daniel Martine
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Great Article, that is too much helpful for us, and it has been too much information, as like I suppose to tell u that some support number like "Xbox Customer Support" they are too much help get to us.