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Scoutcast Episode 292 – Hindsight

The captain hindsight brigade was out in full force this week to bash the Scoutcasters – among others – for recommending Brighton defender Shane Duffy for the Gameweek 34 armband.

With goal threat and two home games against Bournemouth and Cardiff, it seemed a good call. But with seven goals conceded without reply over this pair of games, reality had other ideas.

Az, Joe and their guest Adam Hopcroft take stock of a less-than-inspiring Double Gameweek, with no regrets about their armband blunder.

For Az and Adam, captaining a player with two fixtures over one had merit, especially in a week with no standout captain elsewhere.

Meanwhile, Joe was looking for another Stephane Sessegnon moment. This refers to the “VE Day”-style celebrations among the Fantasy community back in 2012, when the similarly unlikely Double Gameweek armbandee rifled in an injury-time goal against Reading for Sunderland in the Black Cats’ second match that week. It was so memorable that, almost seven years on, Az even remembers who got the assist during that magical moment.

Aside from assessing their newly deployed Wildcards, the crew also take stock of the community’s questions. The fallout from Troy Deeney’s red card and Mohamed Salah’s return to goalscoring form are among the issues covered.

Coping with rotation among the ranks of Manchester City and Spurs also gets an airing.

The Scoutcast’s latest talking point draws inspiration from the top managers this season, to find out what lessons we can learn from them and what it takes to gain an elite-level overall rank.

The community’s roughest and smoothest moves are looked at, including one of the most shambolic Wildcards of all time.

The crew finish off with a detailed look at their Gameweek 35 clean sheet predictions, differential tips, captaincy calls and transfer plans.

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  1. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Just about recovered from last night. Can't really remember a game like it before. Anyway, can I get your thoughts on best move here.

    Fabianski
    Robbo TAA Doherty
    Salah Hazard Pogba Son Brooks
    Vardy King

    Etheridge Duffy Deeney AWB

    1FT 2.2 ITB no BB left but still have TC

    Best move:

    A) Deeney to Jimemez and money ITB for Hazard to Sterling next GW
    B) Vardy to Jimenez and Pogba to Sterling for a -4 this GW.

    Cheers.

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I like A

        1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Actually B since you have no City

        2. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          B

        3. V-2 Schneiderlin
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Brilliant game last night
          I actually think B might pay off, you're going to want Sterling for the run in

      • niloh1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        here is my BB team below.

        Foster Ryan
        Duffy, Taa, Dunk, Valery, Bennett
        Mane, Son, Kdb, JWP, Eriksen
        Aguero, Jimi, Vardy

        Is this move worth a -8? Vardy, eriksen and dunk to llorente, sterling and vertonghen?

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Probably not

      • Ruinenlust
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Is this bench worth a BB: Ryan, Duffy, Wan-Bissaka, Ward-Prowse

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Could argue that the fixtures are better for week 36, but you only get one set of fixtures.

      • Dave Bauer
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Got myself lumbered with about 40 Brighton players after that debacle last week, so now very tempted to improve my starting 11 this week and bench them all for their hideous double, then bench boost next week when they are at home to Newcastle, with at least a chance of something.

        I’ve got Deeney too and I’d rather use my transfer on him, hence probably keeping my Brighton losers for now.

        So my question is, do we think any Brighton keeper or defender is likely to score more points on a bench boost in:

        GW35 (wolves, spurs)

        or

        GW36 (NEWCASTLE)

        ?

      • pingissimus
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Am I the only one eying up Bilva?

          I already have KdB and I think the pair of them could be differential heaven. KdB more or less matched Sterling points at Palace anyway after all.

          It’s a punt of course but in 36 I’m expecting to transfer out Kun for Bilva and Firmino. Part of the rationale is that Kun away is no great shakes and his run in is mostly away fixtures.

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            kdb and sterling are essential and probably bilva too. Aguero also can do the damage

          2. Amey
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Bilva is the one i love 😉

              Although for me a choice between him & Kdb atm. So KDB for me this gw.

              1. Amey
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Already have Kun and Raz so don't want to disrupt everything

                  1. pingissimus
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Fair dos.

                      I have a Liverpool slot free and am in the mood for a calculated gamble. I can see Bilva and KdB getting great returns from here on in. There’ll be plenty of City goals and they should get in the action.

                      No Sterling is a gamble of course but as I say KdB pretty much matched him at Palace so it’s not entirely berserk as a punt

                      1. Amey
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          Cool.
                          Please see my team below mate.

                • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Nobody picking Lacazzete, thats nice 😉

                • Amey
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Suggest me a 4.2m Defender.

                    My team is:
                    1 FT, 0.0 itb

                    Lloris Foster
                    Robbo Taa ****** Doherty Valery
                    Sterling KDB Son Jota Deulofeu
                    Aguero Jimenez Firmino

                    Move is:

                    Eriksen + Duffy >>> KDB + 4.2m Defender

                    1. fenixri
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      I wouldnt do that move.

                      1. Amey
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          Thank you mate for reply 🙂

                          I'm expecting KDB to explode & Eriksen playing too deep (possible rotation as he's playing every minute in last 3 games)

                          1. fenixri
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            I still believe that Eriksen will get more minutes this dgw than KDB. Also I think that Brighton defence will come out good this week just because everyone is selling them 🙂

                      2. HIT ME!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 5 days ago

                        Yoshida

                        1. Amey
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            Yeah.
                            He's the one I'm looking @.

                            Kiko also an interesting option but not Nailed.

                            Thank you !!

                            1. Amey
                                1 month, 5 days ago

                                Ha ha
                                Duffy goal will piss everyone off 😀

                          • PBC
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            Femenia

                            1. Amey
                                1 month, 5 days ago

                                He has the highest ceiling tbh.
                                Will wait for manager PC to get any clues.

                                Thank you mate 🙂

                            2. V-2 Schneiderlin
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 5 days ago

                              Yoshida?

                              1. Amey
                                  1 month, 5 days ago

                                  Yeah.
                                  Double up with Southampton/Watford is the question i guess.

                                  Yoshida has some cool goal threat too.

                                  Thank you mate 🙂

                              2. donlobatto
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 5 days ago

                                Yoshida for the def mate

                                Still not sure of my moves!

                                1. Amey
                                    1 month, 5 days ago

                                    Thank you bro !!
                                    You like my moves ??

                                    Rational behind it as posted above ??

                                    1. donlobatto
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      I think it makes sense. I was planning on holding Eriksen this week cos I have Deeney and Duffy to deal with. But now having Kun doesn’t feel enough and Laporte maybe had to go!

                                      1. Amey
                                          1 month, 5 days ago

                                          Thank you bro !!!

                                2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 5 days ago

                                  For this week, Vardy or Firmino?

                                  1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      Firmino

                                    • Amey
                                        1 month, 5 days ago

                                        Bobby Firmino

                                    • fenixri
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      I had in plan Sterling -> Salah for gw36 but not so sure anymore.

                                    • 007 [RoboKlopp]
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      Anyone going with no Salah for 36?
                                      Thinking to go with Mane and Firmino.

                                      1. Christina.
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 5 days ago

                                        me

                                      2. V-2 Schneiderlin
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 5 days ago

                                        for me it means losing Aguero - will have to decide after GW35

                                      3. shearer9
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 5 days ago

                                        Currently looking at Eriksen -> Mane, which I've saved funds for, unless Son gives a reason to be sold.

                                    • De Gea is GOAT
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      Hey guys ALREADY TOOK A HIT. Worth an extra -8? 14pnts off ML leader. The move is Duffy/Eriksen > Mariappa/KDB. Thanks a lot
                                      Pat
                                      Kola TAA Robbo
                                      Sterling Mane Jota Son Eriksen
                                      Wilson Jimi

                                      Guaita Vardy Duffy Dunk

                                      1. V-2 Schneiderlin
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 5 days ago

                                        Probably just transfer out Duffy for -4 - not Mariappa though as he didn't play last week

                                        1. V-2 Schneiderlin
                                          • 8 Years
                                          1 month, 5 days ago

                                          Or maybe just leave - taking -4 for a defender probably not a great idea

                                        2. De Gea is GOAT
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 5 days ago

                                          Thanks but i want KDB haha

                                      2. benbro
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        1 month, 5 days ago

                                        Patience

                                    • Wally banter
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      What is the general consensus on Salah Mane?

                                      Whom to get, Can get Mane and from 36 go with

                                      Foster
                                      Double pool defense Valery/Doherty/Duffy/
                                      Sterling Kdb Mane Son
                                      Kun Jiminez Llorente/Jwp

                                    • Flapjack ✅
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      What increased Llorentes appeal last night ?

                                      1. shearer9
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 5 days ago

                                        Those hips don't lie

                                    • shearer9
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      Trippier DGW35 1-pointer incoming

                                    • No Mo Salah
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      re post
                                      which one would you do
                                      a. Erik + Sigurd -> Sterling + Deul/Douc which one (hit)
                                      b. Sigurd + Vardy -> Sterling + Gray/Ings which one (hit)

                                      thx

                                    • benbro
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 5 days ago

                                      A) Manga to Boly
                                      B) Camarasara to Moura
                                      C) Etheridge to Foster

                                      Please help me pick the best 2

                                    • pjomara
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 3 days ago

                                      last 20 secs changed csprain from Sterling to Aguero to Son (I think).
                                      Lot of potentail for regret.

                                    • Vinyl78LP
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 3 days ago

                                      Big call from Pep to line up Foden, cant imagine Mahrez is too impressed.

                                      1. Ask Yourself
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 3 days ago

                                        His fault for being cack