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Meet the Manager #11 – Mark Sutherns

As the creator of Fantasy Football Scout, Mark Sutherns is one of Fantasy Premier League’s most well-known managers.

In our latest Meet the Manager video, Mark drops by to give an insight into his strategies for success over an impressive FPL career that started in 2006/07. Since then he has achieved eight top 5,000 finishes, including four in the top 500 and one in the top 50.

The search for value has been key to his success over the years, as he hunts out players that he believes will rocket in price in the future and also deliver strong points returns.

He also discusses how the fear of missing out on a player because he is £0.1m short drives this bargain-hunting ethos as well as the occasional early transfer.

As the man that brought Opta data to this site, his admission of being ‘a stats man’ is something of an understatement. Here he offers advice on the best statistics to keep an eye on and why such in-depth analysis can be a vital weapon in Fantasy managers’ armoury.

In our 50-minute chat, he also explains why ‘the eye-test’ should be treated with caution and also how he has learned from his mistakes over the years. This was particularly the case between 2013/14 and 2014/15 when he followed up his worst ever finish with his best, when he reached 42nd in the world.

Dealing with the pressure of making transfers in the public gaze is another issue covered. He also discusses how stepping back from the limelight this season has given him a new lease of life as a Fantasy manager.

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

Previous Meet the Manager interviews:

Mark McGettigan

Marc Rubinstein

Kenneth Tang

Jay Egersdorff

Adam Hopcroft

Matthew Jones

Richard Clarke

Will Thomas

Philman

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1,718 Comments Post a Comment
  1. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Allison/Button
    Luiz/TAA/Doherty/Digne/WanB
    Salah/Hazard/Pogba/Richar/4.5m
    Auba/Jimenez/Kamara

    2 free transfers what to change ?

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 5 months ago

      If you're £4.5 mid isn't Camarasa then get him.

  2. How I met your Mata
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 5 months ago

    Rashford to Arnie??