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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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It is also worth mentioning that FFScout moderator Rotation’s Alter Ego has collected this latest episode’s timestamps to help find particular sections. This can be found as the top comment in the Youtube version.

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  1. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I like A

      1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Actually B since you have no City

    2. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      B

    3. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

  2. niloh1
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Probably not

  3. Ruinenlust
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

  4. Dave Bauer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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)

    ?

  5. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

    2. Amey
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Bilva is the one i love 😉

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

      1. Amey
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 1 day 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
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Cool.
            Please see my team below mate.

  6. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Nobody picking Lacazzete, thats nice 😉

  7. Amey
    4 months, 1 day 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
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      I wouldnt do that move.

      1. Amey
        4 months, 1 day 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
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 1 day 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
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Yoshida

      1. Amey
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

        Kiko also an interesting option but not Nailed.

        Thank you !!

        1. Amey
          4 months, 1 day ago

          Ha ha
          Duffy goal will piss everyone off 😀

    3. PBC
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Femenia

      1. Amey
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

        Thank you mate 🙂

    4. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Yoshida?

      1. Amey
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

        Yoshida has some cool goal threat too.

        Thank you mate 🙂

    5. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Yoshida for the def mate

      Still not sure of my moves!

      1. Amey
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Thank you bro !!
        You like my moves ??

        Rational behind it as posted above ??

        1. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 1 day 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
            4 months, 1 day ago

            Thank you bro !!!

  8. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    For this week, Vardy or Firmino?

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Firmino

    2. Amey
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Bobby Firmino

  9. fenixri
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

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

  10. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      me

    2. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. shearer9
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

  11. De Gea is GOAT
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. V-2 Schneiderlin
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

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

      2. De Gea is GOAT
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks but i want KDB haha

    2. benbro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Patience

  12. Wally banter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 1 day 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

  13. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    What increased Llorentes appeal last night ?

    1. shearer9
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Those hips don't lie

  14. shearer9
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 1 day ago

    Trippier DGW35 1-pointer incoming

  15. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day 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

  16. benbro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 1 day ago

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

    Please help me pick the best 2

  17. pjomara
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

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

  18. Vinyl78LP
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

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

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      His fault for being cack