FFS Cup

The winners of our FFS Cup competitions revealed

Gameweek 26 marked the climax of both of our Fantasy Football Scout cup competitions.

We were guaranteed first-time winners in both cups and there were upsets of sorts in the two finals, with the Fantasy managers with the lower overall ranks triumphing.

Public FFS Cup

Man-Chest-Heir F.C is the new champion of our free-to-all FFS Cup, having seen off Get It Inter Ya 67-57 in the final this weekend.

Man-Chest-Heir F.C came into Gameweek 26 ranked 124,414th in the world and despite suffering a small red arrow, still had enough to overcome Get It Inter Ya, who sat just inside the top 1,000 ahead of Saturday’s deadline (981st).

The two finalists ended up calling on two automatic substitutions due to injury, illness and/or rotation, with Marcus Rashford‘s (£7.8m) no-show at Craven Cottage affecting both managers.

Get It Inter Ya drafted in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) to their squad, along with Diogo Jota (£6.0m), but saw the Gabonese forward fail to feature for Arsenal on Saturday due to illness.

The high-ranking finalist also benched Leroy Sane (£9.5m), who Man-Chest-Heir F.C kept hold of and started in Gameweek 26 – only for the German winger to remain an unused substitute in Manchester City’s 6-0 win over Chelsea.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.6m), Paul Pogba (£8.8m), Mohamed Salah (£13.6m) and Raúl Jiménez (£6.8m) were the four playing assets that the two managers shared.

The pair had a similar spread of points in midfield and attack, though the collective haul of Neil Etheridge (£4.7m), Andrew Robertson (£6.8m) and Aymeric Laporte (£5.9m) effectively secured the victory for Man-Chest-Heir F.C.

FFS Members Cup

Jay # becomes the latest winner of our FFS Members Cup, having beaten Jambo17 78-69 in the Gameweek 26 final.

The latter manager came into this weekend ranked an impressive 99th in the world, with his opponent sitting in 59,782nd position.

Both managers took hits in Gameweek 26, with Jay # taking a minus eight to ditch Sane, Richarlison (£6.6m) and Aubameyang in favour of Pogba, Son Heung-min (£8.9m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m).

Jambo17 shipped out Troy Deeney (£5.9m) and – crucially – Raheem Sterling (£11.3m) in order to buy Son and Jimenez.

Jay # kept hold of Sterling for his 18-point return against Maurizio Sarri’s side, while Jambo17 banked 17 points for Sergio Aguero‘s (£11.5m) hat-trick.

The two managers both benefitted from the points scored by Pogba, Salah, Son, Jimenez and Matt Doherty (£5.4m), with the returns of Lacazette, Robertson and Etheridge effectively handing Jay # his winning margin.

A very well done to both our winners and commiserations to our two losing finalists after such a great run.

The FFS Cup will return for the closing months of the campaign, with details to be announced soon.

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  1. cescpistols111
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Better move? 2FT, 0.1 ITB.

    A. Sane -> Pogba/F.Anderson and then Auba/Hazard -> Aguero/Sterling before GW28?
    B. Only replace Sane with either Pogba/F.Anderson and save 2nd FT.

    Current team is:
    Kepa - Hamer
    Robbo - Kolasinac - Shaw - Doherty - AwB
    Hazard - Sane - Son - Deulofeu - Stephens
    Auba - Rashford - Firmino

  2. MTPockets
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    New rules prohibiting online ads for gambling products targeted at groups likely to include children and young people (specifically mentions social media and influencers - guess that could include fantasy football stuff)
    https://www.asa.org.uk/news/new-standards-protecting-children-from-irresponsible-gambling-ads.html

    1. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Does this mean AZ can't advertise his cash ML on here?

      1. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Well if they're all doing as well as AZ that should be banned for being like taking money from a baby

        1. Jarvish
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Well, they ain't taking money from AZ as he doesn't pay to enter his own cash league (allegedly).

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

            That was so last year, it’s 2019 now Jarvish, keep up.

            1. Jarvish
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              Happy to stand corrected if no longer true 🙂

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

                you stand corrected then!

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      About time to......should also be banned from team strips.

      Horrible industry......

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Agreed. If I'm honest, I didn't realise how often gambling was advertised until I stopped gambling a few years ago. Then all of a sudden, it appeared to be everywhere

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Thankfully it’s one vice I’ve never been lured by, but have seen it destroy people.

          Absolutely despise them, especially with there ‘fun’ adverts....

          1. Pep Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            I concur mate.

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              Free FPL gives me enough hassles, hate to think what it would be like with money involved.....

              1. Pep Pig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 6 days ago

                Have a couple of cash MLs which add to the interest. A work one with about 12 in and a larger one which has grown to about 40 this season. Keeps the interest going for me personally

      2. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        I lived in Australia for a couple of years - it's everywhere there and going the same way here.
        Not sure how much new regs will change things, but hopefully a step in the right direction.

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah Aus has got gambling habit in a big way......even in the bottle shops, right?

          1. MTPockets
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Don't remember, but there were pokies (slot machines) or rooms dedicated to them in every bar and pub and club and hotel.

            I'm not necessarily anti-gambling, I did it as a job (trading for banks). But I am anti promoting gambling to kids and young people, and our getting to a taking the p!ss level in terms of their advertising and normalised social influence.

    3. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      So no more Killian or whatever that game was promoted on here?

      1. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        It's basically saying advertisers should take targeted and wider audience into acount
        e.g. that under-18s are not likely to comprise more than 25% of the audience, so places more onus on them to use platform data/tools to make sure.

      2. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        They will all need to go.....time to part company with the devil.

  3. Mike132
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Ryan Button
    Alonso Doherty Digne Diop Bennett
    Salah Sterling Son Pogba Richarlison
    Rashford Jimenez Quaner

    I have 2 FT's and 2.5 itb.

    I think the logical/template move would be:

    A) Alonso + Richarlison -> Pereira + F. Anderson

    However I am strongly considering:

    B) Alonso + Richarlison + Quaner -> Bednarek + McNeil + Aubameyang (-4)

    If nothing else the flexibility of switching Auba to Kane or Aguero in a few gw's makes B stand out for me, any feedback would be appreciated though.

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

    Just wanna know the blanks and doubles and get GW27 out the way.

    Just want an average GW27 score with no drama and move on.

  5. Fantasy Gold
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Anybody free hitting this week?

    Could be a decent strategy for people who need to take multiple hits to get 11 out and are crammed full of Liverpool/Man Utd players

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Depends if any reports of Kun twisting his ankle or not.....

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Jafooli mate, this is really poor material.

        I expect much better from you 😉

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          😛 😉

          That’s the last one....promise 😀

      2. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        😆

    2. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I don't think it's a great plan mate. If you can pick a solid captain you could do ok.
      Take a hit or 2 tops and save the FH for a double. Potentially you will gain much more than getting 11 players out this week (who aren't guaranteed to do well seeing what is on offer)

      Having Son as captain, Arnie or F Anderson. Or even Rondon or Almiron could be great signings and score well this week.

      I definitely wouldn't advise the FH in GW 27

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers for the reply mate

    3. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Ordinarily I would say possibly for the Liverpool/Man U reason. However there aren't many games this week where you would expect a tonking (Arsenal and Spurs are probably the only ones with a half-decent chance), so a FH team could well be a flop.

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        True. Thanks for the reply.

  6. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Jurgen Klopp is so cool. 12 games away from potentially becoming a club legend.

    https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1095631165635973121

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

      No chance they win the league !

    2. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Haha I'm a big fan. He says "cool" all the time but I like the guy. Quite clear the players like him too

    3. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Can’t wait for Scouse tears

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Enjoy your sin bin son? 😉

        1. Fantasy Gold
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          A bit of solitary confinement gives you time to reflect.

          It’s all good 😉

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Hehe 🙂

    4. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I reckon he could go right up there with the greats with a title this season.

      Especially after so many fallow years and brought the feeel good factor back to the club with fantastically exciting football.

      And that’s coming from a Jags fan.

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        I like Jagielka too

  7. Pep Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    I don't think it's a great plan mate. If you can pick a solid captain you could do ok.
    Take a hit or 2 tops and save the FH for a double. Potentially you will gain much more than getting 11 players out this week (who aren't guaranteed to do well seeing what is on offer)

    Having Son as captain, Arnie or F Anderson. Or even Rondon or Almiron could be great signings and score well this week.

    I definitely wouldn't advise the FH in GW 27

    1. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Yes I failed

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Haha appreciate your reply mate. Thanks 🙂

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Leaning on the line....

    2. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Wow... it almost doesn't look real 😀

    3. Lemongrab
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Borderline offside calls like this are why we need VAR

  8. ppv
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Auba another price drop tonight because he had a cold

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      And Aguero scored back to back hats, and most folk have no idea about his BGW next week.....

      1. ppv
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Hopefully they will captain him

    2. Lemongrab
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Will we get the blanks and doubles locked in and confirmed after this weekend's fa cup games or will it still be a case of waiting for official confirmation and other games first?

      1. Lemongrab
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        That should have been a stand alone comment not a reply!

    3. boc610
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Nature of the beast.. 6 million play this game. It would be stranger if he wasn't sold in droves .

    4. Would Ed Woodward
        6 months, 6 days ago

        At least the flag has gone.

    5. JaydenLFC87
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Which pair?

      A) Etheridge Koscielny

      Or

      B) Alison Kolasinac

      1. boogle
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        that might be difficult if you swapped the pairs round

        1. JaydenLFC87
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          ?????

          1. boogle
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            In other words, B by a mile

            1. JaydenLFC87
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              Thanks

    6. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Would you do Digne to Leicester def for -4?
      If yes then who:
      A) Chilwell
      B) Pereyra
      C) Maguire

      1. Stef rocks
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Just to add that if I don’t make the hit AWB will play (away to Leicester)

        1. Pep Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          I'd be tempted to hold off mate. Both teams may both concede and you have 11 starters by the sounds of it. That said, Pereira has fantastic fixtures ahead and is the most exciting of the 3. Maguire is also a goal threat so it's probably close between the 2 of them. I'm a big fan of Chilwell and he's also easy on the eye.

        2. boogle
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          I'm probably oging to do it but only because Pereira would come in for Hojbjerg in my 11 and I would have 1 sub (Hojbjerg)

    7. Would Ed Woodward
        6 months, 6 days ago

        If Auba and Aguero's prices stay exactly as they are then I can do Digne > Pereira and still get Kun back for Auba the week after, I don't like my chances.

      • Goat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Digne + Rich -> Maguire + Anderson.
        Both long term moves.
        Exact money for a -4.

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Not sure how true, but may want to keep an eye out for news:
          https://www.foxestalk.co.uk/topic/118413-palace-at-home-pre-match/?do=findComment&comment=5062417

          1. Jarvish
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Reminds me of the old "what the fans are saying" article - used to like that one.

          2. Goat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Cheers dude