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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
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      anything but more minuses

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

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

  2. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day 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
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      First three are all good moves.

    2. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Was leaning more towards D.

  3. Zladan
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day 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
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. Brehmeren
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

  5. Stats Don't Lie
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day 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
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

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

        2. Ser Davos
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Wigan then Reading

    2. Amey
      2 months, 1 day ago

      That's informative.
      Cheers mate.

    3. tambourineman
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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

  6. Zladan
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Phil Jones to do an Alvaro Arbeloa?

    2. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Lindeflop at RB, I reckon. Young LB.

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Put some respect on Victor's name.

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. Amey
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

  7. jdp219
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day 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
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

  8. elchilangles
    2 months, 1 day ago

    chances of a 0-0 tonight????

    1. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No way United keep a clean sheet against Barca.

    2. elchilangles
      2 months, 1 day ago

      sorry I meant Cardiff vs Brighton!

  9. Debauchy
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    @ Meatpie , prediction ?
    3- 1 Barca mine

  10. Goodbye My Löwe
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day 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
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day 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
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          *is :S

  11. Rainer
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Have Brighton conceded yet?

  12. Collie01
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

  13. Zladan
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day 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
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

  14. Team Cruel
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Camarasa owners making the switch to McTominay?

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Arsenic drinkers making the switch to hemlock?

    2. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day 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
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Team Cruel
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

  15. LarryDuff
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Amey
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Add Dunk goals too 😛

      1. LarryDuff
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        At least 4

        1. Amey
          2 months, 1 day ago

          It's Brighton buddy not Bayern 😀

  16. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What takes priority tonight, Champs league or FPL?

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Close but FPL

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        😮 Rashy & co need your support mate

        1. Debauchy
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Lingsy and Pogsy too

    2. Amey
      2 months, 1 day ago

      CL

    3. OldBenKenobi
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      CL result could impact FPL

  17. Eat my goal!
    2 months, 1 day ago

    All the useless lumps on the pitch!

    1. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Harsh on Messi

      1. Eat my goal!
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A tad maybe

  18. Tsparkes10
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Lukaku rested for Everton homecoming?

    2. Debauchy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bump the lump

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Hump de Bump

        1. Amey
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Duffy N Dunk
          😛

  19. JohnRoss
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      We only self-detonate.

  20. Pompel
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Deeney to Rashford, or too much rotation risk?

  21. Whatever100
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day 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
      2 months, 1 day 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.

  22. Offside Trapattoni
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Best Watford mid for DGW?

    1. Debauchy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Deu, even if he plays 1game only

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