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Meet the Manager #7 – Jay Egersdorff

Jay Egersdorff is not afraid to make bold moves.

It’s been a key feature of a stellar Fantasy Premier League career that has seen him finish within the top 10,000 in all but two of his previous 12 campaigns.

This track record includes three top 1,000 finishes, two of which saw him miss out on a spot in the top 100 by less than half a dozen places. He is also the reigning Career Hall of Fame number one, having topped our list at the end of last season.

Jay joins me in our latest Meet the Manager video to look over his impressive career and explain more about his rationale for making bold moves, often involving multiple hits.

Sometimes they can be costly, as with last season when he gave up a place in the top 100 by taking three hits and jettisoning Harry Kane ahead of back-to-back hat-tricks.

That failed “Kanexit”, as well as this season’s Kane-related disaster, are discussed, as are the times when being a maverick has paid off.

This includes his decision to improve his squad by swapping Mohamed Salah for his cheaper teammate, Sadio Mane, this season. With green arrows ever since he looks to be well on his way to overturning a disastrous start that saw him almost edge out of the top one million places back in Gameweek 6.

Jay also explains how he is unable to move to his favoured 3-5-2 set up and why he is happy to play the patient game for now. Although given his career history, another maverick move may be just around the corner.

The chat with Jay is available to view on Youtube here and in the embedded video below.

Previous Meet the Manager interviews:

Adam Hopcroft

Matthew Jones

Richard Clarke

Will Thomas

Philman

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1,121 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Hi lads, is there any news on KDB injuery?

    1. Jamizz
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      He's out for 5-6 weeks

  2. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Start 2

    Midfielder..

    1) Schurrle
    2) Fraser

    Keeper..

    A) Ryan
    B) Hart

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      1A

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      2A

    3. gergin
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      2A

    4. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      Thanks all. Ryan synonymous.

  3. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Ings > Murray for Free?

    Good fixtures coming up for Brighton too.

    1. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      Yes

    2. ad-hoque
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      I've done this

  4. KneejerkJoe
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Bottomed..

    A) Mendy, Wilson, Fabianski
    B) Laporte, Arnie, Patricio

    (Got Fraser)

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      A

  5. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Morning all. GTG? 1FT 0.1ITB

    Ryan
    Alonso Robertson Mendy
    Salah Hazard Maddison Richalrison Fraser
    Aguero (c) Arnautovic

    Hamer Doherty Kamara AWB

    Thanks and best of luck all

    1. KUNingas
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      Nice team! G2G

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 7 months ago

        Thanks thinking about losing Aguero next GW for Mané and a 7m FWD

    2. Demel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      That is my squad apart from I have Jimenez/Murphy over Kamara/Rich

    3. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      G2g

  6. EgyptianKing
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Thinking of doing Laca and Trippier out // Balbuena and Kun in

    My team would become:
    Patricio
    Alonso, Robertson, Balbuena
    Mane, Hazard, Sterling, Maddison, Richarlison
    Kun, Wilson

    Hamer, Bissaka, Holebas, Kamara

    Feedback mates, please?

  7. Schliegs
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Travelling really well these last couple of weeks, not sure where to go with this lot though. Help a brother out i'm stumped. Is success going to play? Is Mane as good as Salah? Should i just burn a ft?

    Ryan
    Mendy Alonso Robbo Doherty
    Haz Salah Maddison Fraser
    Kun Wilson

    Button Ings Gunnarsson Wan B

    0.0m itb
    2fts
    20k or

    A) Burn 1 ft
    B) Fraser + Ings > Camarasa + Arnie (Unsure if Arnie will even outscore Fraser?)
    C) Salah + Ings + Gunnarsson > Mane + Arnie + Barkly (2 week plan but not sure if having a great bench is worth losing Salah for)
    D) Other option (please specify)

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      You already had replies

      1. Schliegs
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 7 months ago

        My Apologies, shitty connection atm, i thought it hadn't posted. Us Aussies do it tough on the internet side of things.

    2. Demel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      Can you do B with Murphy over Camarasa?

      1. Schliegs
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 7 months ago

        0.2m off 🙁

  8. Azathoth
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    (K)un but who to vc? Alonso - Mendy or Mane?

    1. ad-hoque
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      Mane, he always does well at emirates

  9. the vanisher
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    still cant decide between:

    A. Maguire (car, BUR)
    or
    B. Trippier (wol, cpa)

    thanks

  10. KUNingas
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    I'm totally lost now.
    What would you with this team? 2FTs and 0.5 ITB. Kane has to go?

    Patricio
    Alonso, Mendy, Robertson
    Hazard, Mane, Richarlison, Maddison, Fraser
    Kane, Arnie

    Hamer, Ings, AWB, Peltier

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      Yes, he has to go. He will come good, but both he and TOT look below par at the moment.

    2. gergin
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      Why did You keep Kane for City, just to sell him a week after, when Wolves and Palace coming? Stay with your guts. Why not rearrange the bench instead? Peltier-> WH defender of your choice, and save other transfer...

    3. Jimmy Floyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      Kane to Wilson and mane to salah and upgrade peltier to Laporte next week

  11. makaveli70
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    play Success or Reid ???

    1. sweensa
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      Doesn't matter really neither will score points. Go with a bench player instead

  12. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Still trowing a few things around;

    Hojbjerg > Peryra ?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      throwing*

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      Don’t throw things please

  13. Klein
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Unbiased prediction for who scores more in the future not concidering this week
    A)kun + kenedy/jimenez rotation
    B) mane + 6.9(murray?)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      B

      1. Klein
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 7 months ago

        Thanks buddy.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 7 months ago

          Am considering a similar move next GW

    2. HseyirP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      Mane +arnie/wilson/mitro? Not a big fan of murray

    3. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      When talking about a 5.5 mil rotation, you are probably better off doing a mid or defender. The reason Success has come to the for is the price of 4.5. Solely an enabler due to such poor choices up front in terms of value.
      Future front line players to consider are IMO:
      Arnie, Wilson, Zaha later, Murray?,
      A step lowe id jiminez and Ings who have been failing of late. Imagine having that priced player in your defense. You would have got rid long ago.
      The age old argument is it worth having bench cover when 73% ,90%, 95% of the time the have no value to you at all.
      Last week I had Haz Arnie and Robbo and had Doherty Wan B and Seri as cover and earned me 5 points. That is 2.1 mil over what I need there for that type of return. IMO not good enough. I will take the zero pointers in future, with the exception of the first sub.

    4. sweensa
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 7 months ago

      I look at Kun last year, injured and missed a large part of the season and limited minutes but still bagged 21 goals in the league. If he played 80 mins a game he would never leave my team. But the average football match the ball is only in play between 58 and 75 mins considering he plays 60 a lot his mins per goal ratio is immense. But again he had limited time to get that goal. By far my favorite ff player but peps rotation kills it for me

  14. noquarternt
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Pressers today? Or am I too early?

  15. Jelder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Any thoughts what to do with this team? Really wanting Arnie but want Barkley too ideally. How would I fit them in?

    Ederson
    Alonso Robertson Doherty
    Salah Hazard Richarlison Fraser
    Mitro Aguero Murray

    Hamer WB Neves Duffy

    1 FT

  16. Hermanos FC
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Fabianski
    Robertson Alonso Mendy
    Maddison Fraser Hazard Mane
    Aguero Laca Jimenez

    Patricio WB Billing Cedric
    I have got two FTs please suggest some changes
    Laca to Arnie and Jimenez to Mitro?

  17. Hermanos FC
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Fabianski
    Robertson Alonso Mendy
    Maddison Fraser Hazard Mane
    Aguero Laca Jimenez

    Patricio WB Billing Cedric
    I have got two FTs please suggest some changes

    How about this?
    Laca to Arnie
    And Billing to Richarlison?

  18. AndrewCK
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Son vs Sanchez..

    Who would you take..?