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Scoutcast Episode 274 – Swinging

Medium-term planning takes centre stage in our latest Scoutcast as Joe, David, Luke and Az look ahead to a major swing in the fixtures next month.

With the season ticker turning in favour of the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal, and away from Liverpool, the Scoutcast crew are already hatching plans as they look to get one step ahead of the template.

Our community questions section focuses on which heavy hitters to ditch and which to bring in over the coming weeks. This includes a discussion on whether Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has become “essential”, following his 21-point haul against Southampton at the weekend.

The season ticker comes under further scrutiny as we tackle the community’s questions about West Ham. With only one bad fixture from now until mid-January, it is no wonder the Hammers are attracting interest.

Our review of Gameweek 11 sees Luke’s maverick tendencies prevail, while Az, David and Joe continue to tread water with an unremarkable set of scores.

A very well-known manager who featured prominently on the wrong side of our regular ‘rough with the smooth’ round-up some weeks back returns, this time with a sensationally smooth points haul.

Elsewhere, Gameweek 12’s top differential and clean sheet predictions section features a cheeky chat about two Spurs midfielders.

The crew then finish off this packed one-hour-and-20-minute show by revealing their transfer and captaincy plans this weekend, with Liverpool’s enticing home clash with Fulham firmly on their minds.

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

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

It is also worth mentioning that FFScout moderator Rotation’s Alter Ego has collected this latest episode’s timestamps to help find particular sections. This can be found as the top comment in the Youtube version.

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  1. Numbuster
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Is Mane a must for FUL game?

    I have Salah and if i bring in Mane together will cost me -4?

    worth?

    Option to switch - Barkley > Mane
    (try to keep extra unit for incoming week, and concerns with the midweek loss may make Kloop to rotate the starting)

    1. mike09
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Not if you have Salah.

      • Pocky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        While I wouldn't say he's a must, that is a transfer I'd do for a -4.

      • skully
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        IMO ..juz SALAH... and try to think upgrading other position or player..

      • QuintonFortune25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        No because you can't captain both Salah and Mane. Just Salah captain and you'll be good.

        1. Eden Wizard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Again, this doesn't make sense 🙂 if you think Mane will haul too, why wouldn't you have him.........

          1. QuintonFortune25
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            The point is more it feels like a waste to bring in a premium player for a hit that you're not going to captain. I see what you're saying tho, double up looks great this weekm

            1. Eden Wizard
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Captaincy thing is a myth. Like saying you should only have 1 city player as you'll only captain 1...

        2. Numbuster
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Well i'm not mean to captain both of them.
          Probably a goal feast in LIV-FUL

          Current hold

          MF - Fraser Hazard Salah Barkley Richalison

      • Clean Sheet Kepa
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Nice to have, but not a must. Especially for a hit. I'd rather go into the IB with a couple ft and more flexibility to react to injuries. Especially since he didn't really make a case for himself vs Red Star. Monitor Barkley's EL minutes, he could just as easily match Mane's score if he's given the night off in Europe. Everton's back line is unconvincing, especially since they will be without on loan Zouma

        1. Clean Sheet Kepa
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Also, local lad come good and going back to boyhood club drama. This has goal and muted celebration written all over it 😉

        2. Numbuster
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          ok sound great.
          just might keep my unit for incoming week.

          Thanks for all here

    2. QuintonFortune25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      1 day, 23 hours ago
      Morning all. Got 0.9 ITB and 2FT, any obvious moves I should be making here?

      Patricio
      Alonso - Robertson - Mendy - Digne
      Salah - Hazard - Richarlison - Fraser
      Kun - Arnie

      Hamer - AWB - Hojbjerg - Quaner

      Cheers

      1. skully
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        ur team is juz like mine..except patricio and digne..

      2. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        UG Quaner if you have the cash but otherwise looks good

        1. QuintonFortune25
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Thanks mate

      3. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Acknowledge the repost

        1. QuintonFortune25
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yes I reposted from the other day on another post to get some new ideas.

      4. Numbuster
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        1st 11 seems fine..
        yes except Pat and Digne

        would u stick with Pat for GK of the League?
        Myself would get another 4.5 for me to do rotation GK

        Quaner? Dont think he is good for the 3rd FW. Low return

    3. mike09
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Any thoughts on where to use my 2FT?
        0.2 ITB.

        Patricio
        Alonso - Robbo - Mendy
        Salah - Hazard - Richa - Maddison - Barkley
        Aguero - Wilson

        Martinez - Ings - Bennett - AWB

        1. Another Hoops
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Ings to Jimenez? Decent fixtures after arsenal IMO.

        2. skully
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          and i think...Ings also got a couple of good fixtures after this

        3. QuintonFortune25
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I'd be thinking about moving Maddison on. Take a punt on Anderson or Martial?

        4. Melania
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Patricio to Fabianski purely on fixtures?

        5. Numbuster
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          when necessary only use the FT.
          some out there suffered for -4 per hit

          for me, your 1st 11 is look fine.

          Ings > Richarlison?
          I cant see EVE would press CHE in the match.

      • pelle9
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Who do I get Balbuena into my 11 for this GW ?
        He's currently 1st sub - Who should I bench for him ?

        Ederson
        Mendy - Robertson - TAA
        Salah (c) Hazard - Richarlison - Maddison
        Aguero - Arnie - Ings

        Hamer - Balbeuna - Wan Bissaka - Westwood

        Thanks guys.

        1. Melania
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Very similar team to yours and will likely leave him first sub. (Think he’s more than likely to come on this week)

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

          Maddison is injured

      • EgyptianKing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Despite playing 90 min midweek, I think I’ll keep both Mane and Sterling.

        Seem the most correct thing to do, right?

        Cheers

        1. Another Hoops
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Agreed

          1. EgyptianKing
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Thank you mate

      • Another Hoops
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Apologies for the repost but bottomed.

        Anyone believe Salah will get rested/ reduced minutes this week?

        Really tempted to use TC.

        This GW reminds me of Liverpool v Watford last year when people thought about TC Salah then and didn't.

        1. Demel
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I would have thought it was unlikely he would be rested.

        2. Numbuster
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          better dont TC over Salah if uncertain start
          do select the VC for your second best.

          Well i also hold Salah. Still worries with his rest / reduce time too
          and no goal feast from him.

        3. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Why would he rest before IB break & when he needs to build his form\confidence ?

      • Patch
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Is Billing going to miss WHU game?

        1. Holmes
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          why?

          1. Patch
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            @Holmes tort he had a fifth YC so would miss the game...

      • Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        The scoutcast is titled ‘swinging’. Desperate measures to spark some life in to a stale situation by disgruntled middle aged men. I dare not think what future scoutcasts may be titled.

      • ZeBestee
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        If Iwobi doesnt start tonights game..

        Is Schurrle 》 Iwobi worth a punt?

        1. Demel
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Perhaps. But be prepared for some 1 pointers

          1. ZeBestee
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            In good form, the only issue is nailedoness. Can see him raking the points vs Wolves if he does start.

      • Gee_mm
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Fraser or Peyreyra ?

          1. Demel
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            If you have Doc to rotate him with then Fraser.

            1. Gee_mm
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Mid is currently : Fraser Peyreyra Mane Salah Barkely

                Need to pick one between Fraser and Peyreyra

                1. Demel
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Fraser then as he can be rested when required. Although Brooks may be the better option.

            2. Another Hoops
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Fraser long term I think but I'm on Pereyra because I've got Wilson

          2. Eden Wizard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Anyone confident in a Sterling start after 90 mins? Liverpool have 19.5 hours more recovery time so could be less rotation...

            1. Demel
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Yes. Derby day is huge. He could rest the game after the IB.

            2. ZeBestee
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Would probably start because of the importance of the game. But you can never tell with Pep.

          3. Demel
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Looking ahead to next week Which combo of 4th/5th mids do you prefer? (Bournemouth rotate well with Wolves).

            Ryan - Button
            Mendy - Robertson- Alonso - Doherty - AWB
            Hazard - Mane - Sterling - XXX - XXX
            Aguero - Jimenez - Arnie

            A) Fraser/4.3m
            B) Brooks/Murphy

            1. Pröpper Bońg
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              If Brooks plays in that number 10 role and keeps king out of that sqaud then he is a much better option that Fraser imo. Some of the goalscoring positions that lad Brooks gets into is amazing.

              1. Demel
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                I have one more gameweek to watch. I might shift to Brooks. Murphy is a decent option to field as an 11th player if required in any of the upcoming games.

          4. Pröpper Bońg
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Looking for some advice for my team lads. Dropped to 14k from 6k. Any help would be appreciated Cheers. 1ft

            Patricio
            Alonso Trippier Taa
            Hazard Salah Fraser Maddison
            Aguero Wilson Arnie

            Hennessey Doherty WB Musuaku

            1. Demel
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              I would save it this week but I wouldn't be confident with TAA in the longer term.

              1. Pröpper Bońg
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Awesome dude. Thanks

          5. Rinseboy
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            thoughts on Yedlin to TAA this week? gives me a pool defender but can't afford Robbo or VVD!

            1. Numbuster
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              for the 5th DF - would be a good option.
              NEW has a decent run until Week 18

          6. davidmcnamara
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            0.2 ITB, 0 FT

            Fab
            Rob, Duffy, Mendy
            Maddison, Hazard, Salah (C), F. Anderson
            Aguero, Arnie, Success

            Stek, Richarlison, Doherty, AWB

            GTG? Right subs? Right captaincy?

            Cia

            1. korbendallas82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Anderson is your diff. But i cant see to many returns. He is maby your weakest link.

              1. korbendallas82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                But not -4 for him. Just to clearify.

          7. The Wizard of Ozil
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            which looks best?

            A) Hazard & Arnie
            B) Salah & Murray
            C) Mane & Lacazette

            1. CRO KLOPP
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              A

          8. BlenkyLips
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Thinking of getting rid of Shaw finally for the upcoming GW, thinking of bringing in Duffy, any opinions or better ideas?

            Cheers