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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
    8 days, 13 hours 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
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      anything but more minuses

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

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

        1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

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

  2. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 13 hours 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
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      First three are all good moves.

    2. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Was leaning more towards D.

  3. Zladan
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 13 hours 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
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

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

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        8 days, 13 hours ago

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

      • Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

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

      • Brehmeren
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

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

    2. Stats Don't Lie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 13 hours 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
        8 days, 13 hours 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
          8 days, 13 hours 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
            8 days, 13 hours ago

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

          2. Ser Davos
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 13 hours ago

            Wigan then Reading

      2. Amey
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          That's informative.
          Cheers mate.

        • tambourineman
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 13 hours 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
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 13 hours ago

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

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

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

          1. Mysterion
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 13 hours ago

            Phil Jones to do an Alvaro Arbeloa?

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          Lindeflop at RB, I reckon. Young LB.

          1. Zladan
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 13 hours ago

            Put some respect on Victor's name.

          2. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 13 hours ago

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

        3. Amey
            8 days, 13 hours ago

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

        4. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 13 hours 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
            8 days, 13 hours ago

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

        5. elchilangles
            8 days, 13 hours ago

            chances of a 0-0 tonight????

            1. Zladan
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 13 hours ago

              No way United keep a clean sheet against Barca.

            2. elchilangles
                8 days, 13 hours ago

                sorry I meant Cardiff vs Brighton!

            3. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 days, 13 hours ago

              @ Meatpie , prediction ?
              3- 1 Barca mine

            4. Goodbye My Löwe
                8 days, 13 hours 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
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 13 hours 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
                    8 days, 13 hours 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
                      8 days, 13 hours ago

                      *is :S

              • Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 13 hours ago

                Have Brighton conceded yet?

              • Collie01
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 13 hours ago

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

                1. Make Arrows Green Again
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 13 hours ago

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

              • Zladan
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 13 hours 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
                    8 days, 13 hours ago

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

                    1. Zladan
                      • 1 Year
                      8 days, 13 hours ago

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

                2. Team Cruel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 13 hours ago

                  Camarasa owners making the switch to McTominay?

                  1. Make Arrows Green Again
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 13 hours ago

                    Arsenic drinkers making the switch to hemlock?

                  2. Zladan
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 13 hours 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
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 13 hours ago

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

                    1. Team Cruel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 13 hours ago

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

                3. LarryDuff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 13 hours ago

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

                  1. Amey
                      8 days, 13 hours ago

                      Add Dunk goals too 😛

                      1. LarryDuff
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        8 days, 13 hours ago

                        At least 4

                        1. Amey
                            8 days, 13 hours ago

                            It's Brighton buddy not Bayern 😀

                    • KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 2 Years
                      8 days, 13 hours ago

                      What takes priority tonight, Champs league or FPL?

                      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                          8 days, 13 hours ago

                          Close but FPL

                          1. Mysterion
                            • 1 Year
                            8 days, 13 hours ago

                            😮 Rashy & co need your support mate

                            1. Debauchy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              8 days, 13 hours ago

                              Lingsy and Pogsy too

                        • Amey
                            8 days, 13 hours ago

                            CL

                          • OldBenKenobi
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            8 days, 13 hours ago

                            CL result could impact FPL

                        • Eat my goal!
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          8 days, 13 hours ago

                          All the useless lumps on the pitch!

                          1. Team Cruel
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            8 days, 13 hours ago

                            Harsh on Messi

                            1. Eat my goal!
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              8 days, 13 hours ago

                              A tad maybe

                        • Tsparkes10
                            8 days, 13 hours ago

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

                            1. Rainer
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              8 days, 13 hours ago

                              Lukaku rested for Everton homecoming?

                            2. Debauchy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              8 days, 13 hours ago

                              Bump the lump

                              1. Mysterion
                                • 1 Year
                                8 days, 13 hours ago

                                Hump de Bump

                                1. Amey
                                    8 days, 13 hours ago

                                    Duffy N Dunk
                                    😛

                            3. JohnRoss
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              8 days, 13 hours ago

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

                              1. SPorting
                                • 7 Years
                                8 days, 13 hours ago

                                We only self-detonate.

                            4. Pompel
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              8 days, 13 hours ago

                              Deeney to Rashford, or too much rotation risk?

                            5. Whatever100
                              • 2 Years
                              8 days, 13 hours 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
                                8 days, 13 hours 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.

                            6. Offside Trapattoni
                              • 2 Years
                              8 days, 13 hours ago

                              Best Watford mid for DGW?

                              1. Debauchy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                8 days, 13 hours ago

                                Deu, even if he plays 1game only

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