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Meet the Manager #15 – Pete Beswick


Pete Beswick is having a remarkable season, thanks largely to a maverick deployment of his second wildcard back in mid January.

After being in the top 1,000 the previous month he was on the verge of drifting out out of the top 5,000 at the start of the year.

Undaunted by the knowledge that many FPL managers would Wildcard later in the campaign, and driven by an ambition to finish as high as he could, he ploughed on with his alternative chip strategy.

It proved to be an incredible success taking him to around the top 100 mark.

During this latest Meet the Manager episode Pete explains his strategies for success in recent seasons, which also feature three top 5,000 finishes in his previous four campaigns.

An unwavering loyalty to players, who have handed him prolific points hauls over the years, has been a key factor.

Even as recently as this week such loyalty was rewarded when Paul Pogba, handed Pete attacking returns for the first time since Gameweek 28.

Pete also explains how a move away from his loyal approach cost him dearly in 2016/17 and how that poor campaign has taught him not to panic when a Gameweek goes array.

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

It is also available on Soundcloud and as a podcast. Embedded versions of these are also available below.

During the summer break we plan to release podcast versions of all the previous Meet the Manager video interviews, which can be found here:

Simon March

Sean Tobin

Aleksander Våge Nilsen

Mark Sutherns

Mark McGettigan

Marc Rubinstein

Kenneth Tang

Jay Egersdorff

Adam Hopcroft

Matthew Jones

Richard Clarke

Will Thomas

Philman

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  1. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    wonder if Peltier, Dunk, Duffy & Ryan can actually get a single point between them this time 😀 ffs

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

      anything but more minuses

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

        0-0 would be glorious, but that's probably too much to ask

        1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 5 days ago

          I’d put my money on that tbh. Neither team will want to lose.

  2. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 5 days ago

    BB 35.

    Ryan. Gunn.
    Duffy. Kolasinac. TAA. Valery. Dunk.
    KdB. Son. Eriksen. Sterling. CHO.
    Jimenez. Aguero. Wilson.

    Any move here, worth a hit?

    A) Dunk -> Robertson
    B) Valery -> VvD
    C) Dunk/Valery -> Boly
    D) CHO -> Redmond/Fraser

    1. Celt Abroad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      First three are all good moves.

    2. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 5 days ago

      Was leaning more towards D.

  3. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    If Duffy (c) & Ryan concede any goals tonight, it'd better be Victor Camarasa bagging the goals.

    A rough gameweek thus far, with the only smooth being Trippier & Kola subbed off for Valery (2) & TAA (8).

  4. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    luckily united v Barcelona can help brighton defence owners pretend they aren't playing

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        6 months, 5 days ago

        It’s going to be a slobber knocker as JR would say 😀

      • Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

        ...while the Brighton defence are not playing for real 🙂

      • Brehmeren
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

        As long as the actual defenders stop pretending they aren't playing.

    2. Stats Døn't Lie
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      a bit random, but with England looking to have their best chance at one of our clubs winning the ucl, what would the impact on games next year be? With the winner to be participating in the club world cup, and the tournament taking place usually in the hectic December period (between about 6th dec - 20th dec) we could have a few early dgws next year!

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

        I think there was an early DGW for the WCC when Chelsea won back in 12-13 I think.

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

          Yep, many people had Lukaku (c) and he scored 2 points against Hull and Aston Villa 😆

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 5 days ago

            Ouch! Can't remember who I had. Same maybe..

          2. Ser Davos
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 5 days ago

            Wigan then Reading

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 5 days ago

        That's informative.
        Cheers mate.

      3. tambourineman
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

        Sounds like the 2019 and 2020 editions have been cancelled by FIFA with a revamped 24-team Club World Cup planned for summer 2021 in place of the Confederation Cup
        https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47586593

    3. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      Jones RB and Young LB will be horrifying to watch as a United fan.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

        I think it other way round which would be slightly better but jesus

        1. Mysterion
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Phil Jones to do an Alvaro Arbeloa?

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

        Lindeflop at RB, I reckon. Young LB.

        1. Zladan
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Put some respect on Victor's name.

        2. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 5 days ago

          hm not sure i'd move the best centre back in the team out of centre back vs suarez

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 5 days ago

        That's what we got.
        Hopefully players give their 100 %.

    4. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      Deeney > ...
      1) Wilson
      2) Rondon
      3) Deeney, Doh > Rashford, Boly (-4)

      Ryan, Foster
      Robbo, Laporte, Doherty, Duffy, Valery
      Sterling, Mané, Son, Jota, JWP
      Aguero, Jiménez, Deeney
      1FT, 1.1itb

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

        obviously wait as long as possible but 1 out of those.
        definately NOT 3

    5. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 5 days ago

      chances of a 0-0 tonight????

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

        No way United keep a clean sheet against Barca.

      2. elchilangles
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 5 days ago

        sorry I meant Cardiff vs Brighton!

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

      @ Meatpie , prediction ?
      3- 1 Barca mine

    7. Foyth Club
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 5 days ago

      Vardy and Duffy OUT
      Firmino and Coady IN (-4)

      Are these good moves, lads? I’m priced out of getting Boly (-0.1)...

      Cheers.

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

        Maybe just Duffy out?

        Vardy (whu) vs Firmino (car)

        Not sure its worth a -4, might be better to do for FT next GW.

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Also Vardy are playing a team, the week after next, who have kept one CS on the road all season and they nearly contrived to throw that one away against ten men.

          Keep him for two.

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 5 days ago

            *is :S

    8. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      Have Brighton conceded yet?

    9. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      A CS saving Ryan pen save would be potentially massive points swing!

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

        He'll save the pen but the CS will be gone by that point. Sorry...

    10. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      Barca - United score prediction?

      As a United fan, I see this going 1 of 2 ways:
      1. Barca 2-1 (with united getting a sneaky first goal with a glimmer of hope to be ruined eventually);
      2. Barca 3-0 or more (Barca knock at the door all game, as soon as one goes in, they all go in).

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
          6 months, 5 days ago

          2-1 to us. JLingz loves a big game so I fancy him to get one and Rashy

          1. Zladan
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 5 days ago

            Love the optimism! Hope you're right. JLingz loves a big game alright.

      2. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

        Camarasa owners making the switch to McTominay?

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Arsenic drinkers making the switch to hemlock?

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

          Scott McSauce won't play both games in the DGW. I saved cash to upgrade Victor so will look towards Redmond/JWP/Deulo.

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Spanish fodder to English fodder? What a waste of an FT!

          1. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 5 days ago

            Unlike Spain his country is in the nations league finals. Will be desperate to impress Southgate.

      3. LarryDuff
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

        Duffy red, Dunk and Murray goals and Ryan pen save plz

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Add Dunk goals too 😛

          1. LarryDuff
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 5 days ago

            At least 4

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 5 days ago

              It's Brighton buddy not Bayern 😀

      4. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

        What takes priority tonight, Champs league or FPL?

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
            6 months, 5 days ago

            Close but FPL

            1. Mysterion
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 5 days ago

              😮 Rashy & co need your support mate

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

                Lingsy and Pogsy too

          • Amey
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 5 days ago

            CL

          • OldBenKenobi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 5 days ago

            CL result could impact FPL

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 5 days ago

          All the useless lumps on the pitch!

          1. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 5 days ago

            Harsh on Messi

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 5 days ago

              A tad maybe

        3. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Lukaku not starting. Get rid of Martial, Vardy? Keep Lukaku?

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

            Lukaku rested for Everton homecoming?

          2. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 5 days ago

            Bump the lump

            1. Mysterion
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 5 days ago

              Hump de Bump

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 5 days ago

                Duffy N Dunk
                😛

        4. JohnRoss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 5 days ago

          They should really do a Beware The Manager podcast too. Can you self nominate?

          1. SPorting
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 5 days ago

            We only self-detonate.

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

          Deeney to Rashford, or too much rotation risk?

        6. Whatever100
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Gonna stick tenner on Brighton conceding to soften the blow when it happens. Shame odds ain’t great but suppose they never were going to be with their defence.

          1. Whatever100
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 5 days ago

            My luck will be that Brighton do keep CS but Duffy subbed off before 60 (Christensen special!) or sent off so lose both ways.

        7. Offside Trapattoni
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Best Watford mid for DGW?

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

            Deu, even if he plays 1game only

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