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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
    4 days, 10 hours 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
      4 days, 10 hours ago

      Not if you have Salah.

    2. Pocky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 10 hours ago

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

    3. skully
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 10 hours ago

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

    4. QuintonFortune25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 10 hours 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
        4 days, 10 hours 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
          4 days, 9 hours 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
            4 days, 9 hours 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
        4 days, 9 hours 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

    5. Kepa Clean Sheet
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 10 hours 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. Kepa Clean Sheet
        • 8 Years
        4 days, 9 hours 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
        4 days, 9 hours ago

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

        Thanks for all here

  2. QuintonFortune25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 10 hours 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
      4 days, 10 hours ago

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

    2. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 10 hours ago

      UG Quaner if you have the cash but otherwise looks good

      1. QuintonFortune25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks mate

    3. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 9 hours ago

      Acknowledge the repost

      1. QuintonFortune25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 9 hours ago

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

    4. Numbuster
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 9 hours 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
    4 days, 10 hours 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
      4 days, 10 hours ago

      Ings to Jimenez? Decent fixtures after arsenal IMO.

    2. skully
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 10 hours ago

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

    3. QuintonFortune25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 10 hours ago

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

    4. Melania
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 9 hours ago

      Patricio to Fabianski purely on fixtures?

    5. Numbuster
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 9 hours 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.

  4. pelle9
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 10 hours 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
      4 days, 9 hours 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
      3 days, 7 hours ago

      Maddison is injured

  5. EgyptianKing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 days, 10 hours 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
      4 days, 10 hours ago

      Agreed

      1. EgyptianKing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 days, 10 hours ago

        Thank you mate

  6. Another Hoops
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 10 hours 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
      4 days, 9 hours ago

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

    2. Numbuster
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 9 hours 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
      3 days, 5 hours ago

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

  7. Patch
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 10 hours ago

    Is Billing going to miss WHU game?

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 9 hours ago

      why?

      1. Patch
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 23 hours ago

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

  8. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 9 hours 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.

  9. ZeBestee
    • 4 Years
    4 days, 9 hours ago

    If Iwobi doesnt start tonights game..

    Is Schurrle 》 Iwobi worth a punt?

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 9 hours ago

      Perhaps. But be prepared for some 1 pointers

      1. ZeBestee
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 9 hours ago

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

  10. Gee_mm
    4 days, 9 hours ago

    Fraser or Peyreyra ?

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 9 hours ago

      If you have Doc to rotate him with then Fraser.

      1. Gee_mm
        4 days, 9 hours ago

        Mid is currently : Fraser Peyreyra Mane Salah Barkely

        Need to pick one between Fraser and Peyreyra

        1. Demel
          • 7 Years
          4 days, 9 hours 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
      4 days, 9 hours ago

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

  11. Eden Wizard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 days, 9 hours 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
      4 days, 9 hours ago

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

    2. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 9 hours ago

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

  12. Demel
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 9 hours 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
      4 days, 9 hours 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
        4 days, 9 hours 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.

  13. Pröpper Bońg
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 9 hours 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
      4 days, 9 hours ago

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

      1. Pröpper Bońg
        • 5 Years
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        Awesome dude. Thanks

  14. Rinseboy
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 9 hours ago

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

    1. Numbuster
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 9 hours ago

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

  15. davidmcnamara
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 7 hours 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
      4 days, 7 hours 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
        4 days, 7 hours ago

        But not -4 for him. Just to clearify.

  16. The Wizard of Ozil
    • 8 Years
    4 days, 5 hours ago

    which looks best?

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

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 5 hours ago

      A

  17. BlenkyLips
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 5 hours ago

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

    Cheers