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The lessons learned from 2018/19’s Midfielders of the Year candidates

Balancing the premium options in midfield proved to be one of the hardest tasks of Fantasy Premier League in 2018/19.

There was a wide range of highly-priced assets in this area of the pitch that took some patience to unlock their potential.

Furthermore, there were a number of players in the mid-price bracket who caused similar problems for Fantasy managers.

With the season now over, we can look back at those who have been nominated for the Midfielder of the Year award.

The poll is now live both in the sidebar of the website and embedded at the bottom of the article.

Before we get started on this year’s candidates, we will take a brief look at those who made the Fantasy Football Scout team of the year 12 months ago.

2017/18 Fantasy Football Scout Team of the Season Review

Goalkeeper: David de Gea

Defenders: Nicolas Otamendi, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andrew Robertson

Midfielders: Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne, Christian Eriksen, Pascal Groß

Forwards: Harry Kane, Roberto Firmino

Kevin de Bruyne was one of three midfielders who endured a tough follow-up to an impressive 2017/18 season

Whilst Mohamed Salah may have scored 44 fewer points this season he was still the top performing player in the game. I will review the key reasons why he regressed slightly later on but totals of 22 goals and 10 assists are definitely no mean feat.

Raheem Sterling, on the other hand, surpassed last year’s tally by five points, this is in spite of both scoring and assisting less.

The significance of his goals and his character off the pitch saw him a worthy winner of the Football Writer’s Player of the Year. Both Salah and Sterling are shortlisted for our FPL Team of the Year consideration.

Christian Eriksen who made last year’s start team has endured an indifferent campaign.

With 161 points, he has registered his lowest score since his Premier League debut season in 2013/14.

It is hardly surprising given that he was hampered by an abdominal injury in the early parts of the campaign and his assist potential was surely diminished by Harry Kane’s extended absence and Kieran Trippier’s increased role in set pieces.

The 2017/18 season saw an outstanding Premier League debut for Brighton’s Pascal Groß.

Registering 164 points, which comprised of seven goals and eight assists, the Seagulls talisman saw his price rise to £7.0m this time out.

However, due to injury, he managed 1,000 fewer minutes this season and only accumulated 80 points.

Kevin De Bruyne completed last year’s midfield line up. Like Eriksen and Groß, the Belgian’s season has been ravaged with injuries.

He has graced the pitch for just 968 minutes this season with his highlight being two consecutive double-digit scores against Cardiff and Crystal Palace.

His lack of game time may see FPL reduce his £10m price, making him an intriguing option should he have a full pre-season.

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling went from strength-to-strength as a Fantasy asset in 2018/19

Sterling has experienced another stellar campaign. He scored 17 goals and recorded 15 assists but what is remarkable is the level of consistency he has displayed since the start of last season.

His stats, when compared to last season, are almost identical. His goal involvement has increased by a single percentage point (43% to 44%), he is averaging 0.8 more penalty box touches per match and his shots in the box have only reduced marginally from 2.0 to 1.8.

One thing that stands out is that Sterling’s finishing has improved, as this season he boasts a goal conversion rate of 22.1% compared with 20.7% in 2017/18.

Given his consistency and the trust that Pep shows in him, he will surely be in our thoughts come August even if he does have an inevitable price hike.

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah was the top-scoring FPL player for the second year running in 2018/19

Salah reclaimed his top spot for overall FPL points in 2018/19. His goal threat was telling throughout, with the Egyptian leading the way in almost every threat metric amongst midfielders.

He was top for penalty box touches, goal attempts, shots in the box, shots on target and big chances.

When comparing Salah to his 2017/18 campaign, like Sterling there is an incredible level of similarities.

His average shots per match have declined slightly, his shots on target from, whilst he had more penalty box touches per match.

So why did Salah score 10 fewer goals this time around? Quite simply he was more clinical then, scoring 22% of his shots compared to just 16% in 2018/19.

Also, in 2017/18 he had 14 more big chances (43 vs 29), therefore whilst he was having a similar number of attempts the quality of these opportunities have declined this season.

Furthermore, Liverpool’s improved defence meant that they hogged the bonus points a lot more.

That allowed Salah to claim only 18, almost half as many as Eden Hazard. In fact, 25 players managed to surpass Salah’s bonus point total.

In terms of next season, the Egyptian’s ownership may depend on both his price and position.

He has started as a central striker on 14 occasions and is classed as a forward in other Fantasy such as Sky Sports Fantasy.

That said, he finished the season playing as a right-winger which should be enough to see him labelled as a midfielder once again in 2019/20.

Ryan Fraser

2018/19 was a breakthrough season for Bournemouth man Ryan Fraser

The real breakthrough star of the season has been Ryan Fraser. Priced at just £5.5m (like Groß the year before), the Scottish international has transformed into one of the Premier League’s chief creators.

In addition to his seven goals, he claimed 14 assists, a tally bettered only by Hazard and Sterling.

Fraser was third for chances created with 92 and he also topped the charts for big chances created with 28. The next best was Hazard with 19.

Fraser was involved in every match for Bournemouth and whilst he failed to return in all but one match against the top six, this actually helped us because it made him a predictable FPL asset, who we could be confident would return against the lesser sides.

He recorded an impressive 181 points this year, 17 points more than Groß did in 2017/18. Given that the German’s price inflated to £7.0m the following year, Fraser could see a similar rise for 2019/20.

Even at £7.5m, he could be a great option should Bournemouth have a kind fixture list, especially if they have a run avoiding the top six, near the beginning.

Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota took some time to burst onto the Fantasy scene but enjoyed an impressive second half of 2018/19

Diogo Jota played a huge part in helping Wolves achieve a seventh place in the league, a phenomenal achievement for the newly promoted side.

In his first-ever Premier League campaign, Jota recorded nine goals and eight assists.

However, it really was a season of two parts. In the first 14 Gameweeks, Jota produced just a solitary assist, which was, in fact, a Fantasy assist in the curtain raiser against Everton.

Jota’s record since Gameweek 15 is immense though, as he scored nine goals and assisted seven more in the 20 appearances made.

This form and consistency will surely put him on the radars of many managers for next season.

So what changed? Jota moved to a centre-forward role to partner Raul Jimenez and the impact was staggering. His goal involvement from Gameweek 15 onwards was 62%, his shots in the box increased from 0.8 to 1.9 and he averaged 0.8 big chances per match (compared to 0.1 between Gameweeks 1 and 14).

One likely change for next year is Jota’s FPL position. It is extremely likely that he will be listed as a forward and whilst this means he will get reduced points per goal it may have a positive impact on his bonus potential.

Luka Milivojevic

Crystal Palace’s propensity to win penalties underpinned another successful season for Luka Milivojevic

Penalty king Luka Milivojevic will surely be popular given the introduction of VAR. Ten of Milivojevic’s twelve strikes this season came from the spot. This resulted in him achieving 166 points, 22 more than last year.

Unlike Salah, the Serbian is a bonus points magnet. In 2018/19 Milivojevic claimed 24 points from bonus, a feat which was only bettered by eight players. He also scooped the maximum bonus on six occasions. Therefore, his penalties tend to offer more than just the 5 points afforded for a goal.

While VAR may be viewed as a positive for the Palace star, Wilfried Zaha’s future could be key to Milivojevic’s popularity next year. The Ivory Coast international has won the majority of Palace’s spot-kicks so should he depart this may dent his peer’s potential.

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba was in exceptional form during the middle part of 2018/19

Like Milivojevic, Paul Pogba has also benefitted from penalties this season netting seven of his 10 attempts.

The World Cup winner has underwhelmed for large parts of the season yet still managed 13 goals, 10 assists and 179 FPL points.

Pogba’s season really took off when Solskjaer took temporary charge. Between Gameweeks 18 and 26, he was arguably the best player in the game.

During this period of nine matches, he scored eight times, produced six assists and only registered a blank once. The 92 points acquired during this period made up over half of his total for the whole campaign, as his potential soon dropped off a cliff from February onwards.

While Pogba’s attitude may come in to question, there is no doubt he was helped by the inclusion of Nemanja Matic and Ander Hererra.

They allowed Pogba to drift into more dangerous areas where he could be more impactful. As to the Frenchman’s FPL relevance for next season, a lot will depend on whether he still remains at Old Trafford and the level of investment that the club undertakes.

Eden Hazard

The 2018/19 season could prove to be Eden Hazard’s last as a Chelsea player

The next nominee also has an uncertain future in the Premier League. Should this have been Eden Hazard’s last season at Chelsea, then he has signed off in style by recording his best ever score of 238 points (he previous best was 233 in 2014/15).

The Belgian also equalled his most prolific season for attacking return, scoring on 16 occasions and was the top creator in the league with 15 assists.

Arguably he could have enjoyed an even bigger FPL score had his team-mates offered better support. Of all the candidates, Hazard has been involved in the highest percentage of his team’s goals with a staggering 60%.

The Belgian’s underlying statistics are also impressive. When compared with other midfielders, he boasted the most touches in the final third with 1,004, over 200 more than his closest rival David Silva. He was also second for both chances created and big chances created.

Sadio Mané

Sadio Mané matched Mohamed Salah’s Premier League goal tally in 2018/19

Twelve goals in his last 14 matches saw Sadio Mané share the Golden Boot with Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Not surprisingly, this was the Senegalese international’s best campaign scoring 22 goals and 231 FPL points, proving the fourth-best in the league for the latter.

Interestingly, Mané’s stats are in fact fairly similar to last year. His FPL goal involvement has reduced from 34 to 32%, his penalty box touches have marginally increased from 4.9 to 5.7 and his shots have remained constant at 2.4 per match.

One noticeable difference, however, is Mané’s chance conversion rate. Last season 14% of his strikes found the net, whereas he has scored 25% of his chances this year.

A big reason for this is that Mané has scored 15 of his 26 big chances (58%) in comparison to just seven of 19 (37%) last term. This year only Jamie Vardy scored more big chances with 16.

Whilst Mané has been more prolific in front of goal he only registered three assists all season in comparison to eight the year before. His minutes per chance created decreased from 46 (17/18) to 69.

At the start of the season Mané was priced £3.5m cheaper than Salah so it will be interesting to see how closely FPL price the two players in 2019/20. This will surely be a key factor in deciding which Liverpool attacking asset managers opt for.

Son Heung-min

Son provided a viable alternative to Harry Kane in 2018/19

Son Heung-min is another player who offered great value in 2018/19 and gave managers a viable alternative to Harry Kane.

His score of 159 points is actually his worst in the last three seasons.

However, it was his sensational form from Gameweeks 13 to 21 that really caught the attention of FPL Managers. He had a similar nine-match spell to Pogba, gaining an impressive 88 points from eight goals and six assists.

Over the season, Son’s stats were almost identical to the previous year. In both 2017/18 and 2018/19, he scored 12 times and assisted on 8 occasions.

When taking a further look at the numbers we can see that his shots in the box remained constant at 1.4 per match, as did his shots on target at 0.9.

Even his goal conversion rate at 16% was identical and he created 1.1 chances per match in both seasons. So it is clear Son can now offer us consistent returns for our FPL teams.

Son’s position and price will surely be the key factors in determining the interest in the South Korean. In the Sky game, he is listed as a forward and has played up-front on several occasions this season.

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Gylfi Sigurdsson enjoyed his best-ever Fantasy season in 2018/19

Like many in the list, Gylfi Sigurdsson has enjoyed his best season in 2018/19 beating his total from 2016/17 by a single point.

He scored 13 goals and created six more for his team-mates and he is another who may end up with more opportunities for points next season with the introduction of VAR.

Sigurdsson has improved in almost every department compared to last season. He has created more chances (1.9 per match compared to 1.4), he has had more attempts (2.3 vs 1.4) and more shots on target (0.9 vs 0.4). The overall result is that he has been involved in 37% of Everton’s goals, up from 26% the previous campaign.

Richarlison

Richarlison had another season characterised by a strong start and a stuttered finish

Richarlison also joined Sigurdsson with 13 goals. During the first half of the season, Richarlison scored nine times and also assisted twice in 17 matches.

However, he only managed 4 strikes in the second part of the season. Whilst there was a minor difference in his shots, shots in the box and shots on target, his goal conversion dropped from 22% to 9%.

Having started the last two seasons strongly he could be a good option in our initial FPL squads.

206 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Good morning

    1. teneighty
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      And in case I don't see you: good afternoon, good evening and good night.

  2. General_Zod
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Great article, Adam. Thanks.

  3. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    England’s nations league starting XI. What’s yours ? Bear in mine RLC injured and Maddison not in the squad.

    Pickford
    TAA, Maguire, Stones, Chilwell
    Henderson, Alli
    Sancho, Sterling, Rashford
    Kane

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Pickford
      TAA Stones Maguire Chilwell
      Henderson Alli Winks
      Sancho Kane Sterling

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Pickford
      Gomez Stones Maguire
      Trent Henderson Rice Chilwell
      Sancho Kane Sterling

      1. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Strong side! I like it

      2. Teddy Brewski
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        • 5 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        No way Southgate is going back to 3 in defence

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          His go to formation at the World Cup. Gets the best out of his fullback options, protects Maguire's lack of pace and hides the lack of creative midfielder in the squad (which may explain Maddison's absence).

          1. Teddy Brewski
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            He hasn't been playing 3 at the back since the world cup. Is Maguire slow?

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Maybe that's because Gomez, who he raves so highly about, has been injured. It would be interesting to see if he reverts to his back 3 against Holland.

              And yes, Maguire is quite slow in 1v1 situations. Which is why, iirc, he played as the LCB in a 3, meaning that even if he was beaten, it was from the inside left channel and not allowing an attacker to go clean through on goal.

              I think that's what happened at the World Cup, maybe my memory serves me wrong.

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

                Thought it was so he could play Trippier and Walker together, Gomez was injured

    3. Teddy Brewski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Yup, this would be nice. Although really don't think being so deep suits Alli. Lacking a fit alternative though

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

        He was the hardest one to pick for me. It was him , Rice or Barkley from what I could see !

    4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Rice and ten others

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I'd like to see us go for this 11 if everyone's fit...

      Pickford
      Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Stones, Rose
      Winks, Henderson, Alli
      Sterling, Kane, Rashford

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

      Pickford
      TAA Gomez Maguire Chilwell
      Rice
      Henderson Alli/Foden
      Sancho Kane Sterling

  4. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    For mI, I voted Fraser, Haz, Son, Sterling, Mane

  5. Man City: what's needed for next season?
    Geoff
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    4 months, 4 days ago

    After seeing City comfortably take apart Watford, without Aguero, where should they be looking strengthen in the transfer market?

    For me, clearly they need a replacement for Fernandinho. What do you think is needed beyond that?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      A transfer ban is what's needed 🙂

      Can see them signing a Kompany replacement, a first choice left back and a holding player. Maybe a wide player if Sane is off.

      1. Geoff
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        4 months, 4 days ago

        Maybe a back up for Walker too?

        And a CL ban 😉

    2. Amey
        4 months, 4 days ago

        CDM
        CB
        LB
        Attacker if Sane leaves

        1. Geoff
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          4 months, 4 days ago

          I guess Silva still has time in him, but I wonder if an attacking player as well

          1. Amey
              4 months, 4 days ago

              I think Silva will stay for a second or two.
              B Silva is a natural replacement already in the team.
              Bloody good team & I'm jealous 🙂

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

                The scary thing is KdB barely featured this year. I gave him earmarked as my potential differential when everyone piled in on Sterling.

                In real life he and Bilva could be a devastating combination.

                1. Geoff
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                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Ah, good point. I somehow forgot about that I hope he's properly back next season

                2. Amey
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Yep

              2. Teddy Brewski
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Foden to just play more regularly i'd say.

                Centre half who can play left back would be the ideal signing. Stones/Otamendi are very good players to play alongside Laporte

          2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            How long until a wolves fan protests this hot topic

          3. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            They've been linked with Rodri from Atletico Madrid in recent weeks, as a long term replacement for Fernandinho, which makes sense. I imagine they'd need to pay his release clause to get him, which I read is around £60m.

            With the Kompany news, and Otamendi most likely leaving a new CB will also be a priority. I bet Pep would love De Ligt, Maguire has also been talked about.

            Gundogan looks like he's staying so no need for a CM now, maybe a forward if Sane leaves - João Félix?

            Can't see them moving for a new LB in this window. The emergence of Zinchenko means they'll focus elsewhere IMO.

            1. Teddy Brewski
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Could just give Leicester 80m and that's the CB and LB situation sorted

              1. avfc82
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                • 9 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Sorry, I don't understand?

                1. Amey
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Chilwell + Maguire

                    1. avfc82
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      That would cost a lot, lot more than 80m tho.

                      1. Amey
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          Agreed.

                          1. Teddy Brewski
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 4 days ago

                            Yeah fair enough, probably more like 100m. Don't know how long they have left on their deals tbh.

                            1. avfc82
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              4 months, 4 days ago

                              They're both on long term deals, imagine it would be closer to 150m for two England internationals, especially as Leicester don't need to sell.

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

                                The Mahrez saga won’t exactly have made Leicester any keener on doing business with City either.

                                I think 75 mill a pop is the least they’d demand. As you say no reason to sell at all.

              2. diesel001
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Personally think the treble this season plus the anti-City feeling from UEFA re a CL ban in 2020/21 will embolden the owners to go out and spend big to try to win everything next season.

                That means buying a LB, a CB and a DM.

                GK: Ederson, Bravo, Muric
                LB: Mendy, [New LB]
                RB: Walker, Danilo
                CB: Laporte, [New CB], Stones, Otamendi
                DM: Fernandinho, [New DM]
                CM: KDB, Silva, Foden, Gundogan
                RM: Bernardo, Mahrez
                LM: Sterling, Sane
                FW: Aguero, Jesus

                Delph, Kompany and Mangala will be allowed to leave. Zinchenko will be part of the squad, but not in the main 23.

              3. asquishypotato
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Zinchenko has played well so I don’t think a new left back is an absolute priority.

                Another centre half could be useful with Vinny and Otamendi potentially off - Toby A for 25 million anyone?
                Foden can fill the gap Withy silva, as can his namesake.

                Knowing city, potentially another wide forward?

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

                  T̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶t̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶H̶T̶.̶.̶.̶

                  City played WATFORD.

                  Not wolves.

                  1. Gnu
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                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Pressure of keeping on top of site in this busy period 😉

                    1. Geoff
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                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      There's lots going on behind the scenes 😀

                  2. Geoff
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                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Cheers for clarifying 🙂

              4. Bury94
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                • 2 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                New CB to replace Kompany
                Long-term successor to Fernandinho
                Possibly a LB
                A wide attacker as I think Sane will leave.

                £250mil should cover it 😉

              5. Gnu
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                • 10 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                So, basic error modified.
                My post deleted,.
                Seriously?

                1. Geoff
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                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Your post didn't make sense after I corrected it. Thanks for the heads up!

                  1. Gnu
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                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Catch a mild doze of the Mundays? 😆
                    Your most welcome. 🙂

                    1. Geoff
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                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      I need a proofreader

                      1. Gnu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        Haha.
                        Check those cv's.

                      2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        I'll be interested if that position is seriously available 😀

                        1. Gnu
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          It'll be long hours.

                        2. Slouch87
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          Easy job . Just make sure the delete button is working efficiently.

                      3. Darth_Krid
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                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        So does GNU 😉

                        1. Gnu
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          Oi, what you on about trivia boy? 😉

                          1. Darth_Krid
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                            • 2 Years
                            4 months, 4 days ago

                            Google it!

                          2. Geoff
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                            • 6 Years
                            4 months, 4 days ago

                            'My post deleted,.'
                            'Your most welcome.'
                            'Check those cv's.'

                            Yikes 😀

                            1. Gnu
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              4 months, 4 days ago

                              Right, you & Darth have got me here.
                              In fairness these are minor, I'm on holiday having a few afternoon beers and I'm not paid to do this.
                              If you think I need a proofreader then Spectrum would be first to agree......and this sodding tablet ..... fat finger syndrome 🙂

                              1. Geoff
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                                4 months, 4 days ago

                                On holiday and having beers but still on FFS in the off season. Respect.

                                1. Gnu
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                                  • 10 Years
                                  4 months, 4 days ago

                                  Sad really. !!!
                                  Got a bit of me time, in fave Bangkok bar in front of fan, cold beers and most importantly, wifi. Quick catch up... doesn't take that long in off season 😉

                                2. Geoff
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                                  4 months, 4 days ago

                                  Doesn't get much better than that

              6. Lets Talk About Six Baby
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                • 5 Years
                4 months, 1 day ago

                GEOFF, Need a bit of advice. Im playing my first full season of Eliteserien. Upcoming Round 10, only 5 games. Currently only have 6 playing. Round 17, 4 teams have two games. Best round of the two to play Rich Uncle chip. Kind Regards.

                1. Geoff
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                  4 months, 12 hours ago

                  Go to the latest Eliteserien article and ask there 🙂

                  Or wait 10 minutes, a new one is coming out soon

            2. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              If de Ligt does choose Liverpool over Barcelona (I think we would all be surprised), I would fancy them to break the CS record next season. Got 21 clean sheets this season although Gomez was out since December and Fabinho wasn't introduced to the team around then too.

              Makes their fullbacks even better picks. Seems a very unlikely transfer on the face of it though.

              1. Geoff
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                • 6 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Agree with all of that, it would be a fantastic signing

                1. Teddy Brewski
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                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  It would be so harsh on Gomez though. And Matip for that matter. Both being brilliant in there alongside VVD

                  1. Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    It certainly would but ruthless clubs make ruthless decisions to win. de Ligt probably goes on to become what VVD is now, so your £65m investment for 10 years is a no brainer; or if he left, you'd make a handsome profit.

                    There's enough games in a season for Gomez and Matip to get games too. de Ligt is only 19 iirc, so he wouldn't need to play 38 games. I think that's what Ballague (lol) suggested is the stumbling block with Barcelona too, they cannot guarantee him a nailed on spot for every game for now.

                    Anyhow, don't see this transfer happening. 🙁

              2. _sidney_will
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Don’t tend to do DF double-ups but would 100% get 2 Liverpool DF’s regardless of Fixtures

            3. Jayv807
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              FYI, Fraser did manage to return against the big six, an assist and 3 bonus against Spurs GW37. I swapped him out that week so it is still fresh 🙂

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

                Nice one, fixed thanks

            4. FPL Pillars
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Eden Hazard mid of the season for me! Carried that Chelsea team into the champions league. Most assists out of anyone, double figures with goals also. BAPs monster. Second highest scorer.

              1. diesel001
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                As this is about FPL my five would be Hazard, Sterling, Mane, Sigurdsson, Fraser.

                That gives an affordable midfield five with genuine captaincy options. Salah did not deliver to his £13m price tag. If he was £11.5m or less he would have delivered to his price tag.

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

                Agree, literally carried Chelsea to top 4 on his own.

            5. Site upgrade requests
              Geoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              If anyone has anything they'd like me to consider over the next few weeks regarding site upgrades for the summer let me know. My list is extensive and largely filled in by stuff the Community has mentioned already, but let me know if there is anything that you really want to see.

              Also, I'm behind on my emails and I've got a few people to respond to there - if I haven't gotten back to you yet I apologize, busy weekend of FFS planning.

              One of the bigger things I want to do this summer and something that looks possible is separating out threads, in a small first-step way. I'm going to try to give RMTs a unique section, still have a general discussion area, and then also (along with a slight site redesign) provide an area for some more directed conversations on specific topics. I'm trying to firm up exactly what that will look like but I'm hopeful that it'll come in for next season and we have a plan for this.

              Lots of tweaks to members as well, I'm looking into how complicated Ticker and RMT upgrades are, and new features like a top 6/bottom 6 filter in members look close.

              1. RoysCallerAnne
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Probably been mentioned but members ticker.
                Please bring back the option to click and drag teams to other positions instead of the little up and down arrows. Thank you.

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

                  Nice one, yeah. Prioritizing the 'smaller' problems like this is going to be a process but I agree this should be done

                  1. Gnu
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    I did mention this on other thread Geoff along with previous scores as before along with being able to move gameweeks but not letting fixture difficulty readjust.
                    Just small things for me, all ticker related.
                    Simple things for simpe folks.... that's me.

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

                      Agree with all these.

                      Full disclosure we're having trouble unpacking the ticker code and to get some of these in we might have to fully re-write it, which is unfortunate and will take longer. But hopefully we can get the code we have now working properly and then tweak that.

                      1. Gnu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        Cheers.
                        Appreciate that, but just answering your request..... would be helpful though but use soccerstats for previous fixtures these days.
                        Core problem is my FPL choices tbf.

              2. MyPrettyPony
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Agree with Roy. Also, wasn't it possible previously to swap the Gameweek columns around in the Season Ticker, which was really useful?

                I know you can focus on particular blocks of fixtures, which is also useful, but it was handy to be able to shift the columns around (for example, if you were freehitting in gameweek 24 and wanted to see what the fixtures for weeks 22, 23 and 25 were like, but not 24).

                Also not a biggie, but was useful.

                1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Definitely this, would make finding rotations that I like the look of a lot easier

              3. Tommyg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Would it be possible to have standardised sound for the scout cast team.

                Not sure if anyone else noticed this but Az was always very quiet while Andy was always loud, with the others somewhere in the middle.

                It's entirely selfish request, but it caused quite a bit of consternation in the car where I would often listen, where I would turn it up for Az only to be shouted at by Andy.

                Only a small things but it would add some gloss on what is a very useful and insightful part of the site.

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

                  Yeah I'll pass this along.

                  I think some people's devices do this automatically but you're not the only one who has had this problem.

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

                    While on this subject, David’s audio is horrendous. A constant buzz.. which appears to mean he has to mute it and then the buzz cuts in again when he interjects.

                    Maybe a amazon voucher to the lad would be nice

                    URZ

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

                      Passed this along too

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

                        Thank you. Also I don’t want it to seem like I’m picking on him. He’s done an amazing job.. a year ago(?) he was a awkward guest introduced by Mark and now with Joes absence he’s been hosting and smashing it.

                        Just the audio had been very noticeable so hope it’s seen as constructive

                        1. Geoff
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                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          Yeah, 100%. Kind words are always appreciated 🙂

              4. RedLightning
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                It used to be possible to sort the Injuries and Bans tab by headings.
                I would like to see that restored, especially for Last Updated to make it easier to spot the latest changes.

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

                  Yeah, did that midseason! Should be live already

                  1. RedLightning
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Oh, so it is. I should have retried it before commenting!

                  2. RedLightning
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    (I only use it when FISO is down).

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

                      Why do you use FISO instead? What can we do to make it more useful?

                      1. RedLightning
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        The Status Changes tab on FISO shows when flags are removed as well as the players who are still flagged.

                        1. Geoff
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          That the only thing? Shouldn't be too hard to add

                          1. RedLightning
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 4 days ago

                            I also look at FISO for Price Changes (though our Price Change hot topics are equally useful for this).

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

                              And hopefully the widget on our sidebar can be improved a bit, though it should show this too

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

                          How long do the removed flags show for?

                          1. RedLightning
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 4 days ago

                            FISO adds details of all flags that have been changed, added or removed every day, and currently have 3037 entries going right back to the beginning of the season.

                            Perhaps our Injuries and Bans tab could list the players whose flags have been most recently been removed.

                            Or perhaps we could add a FPL Status Changes table (like the FPL Price Changes table) in the right-hand column.
                            But our FPL Price Changes table currently only covers only 13 changes over a period of 2 days, which may be insufficient if you go away for longer than that.

                            1. Geoff
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 6 Years
                              4 months, 4 days ago

                              It can be more than 13 changes, if there are more than 13.

                              We can make the same flag info publicly viewable pretty easily. I'll check in on that

                              1. RedLightning
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                • 9 Years
                                4 months, 4 days ago

                                It isn't too difficult though to look through my watchlist to see which players were previously flagged, and then to see whether they are still in the Injuries and Bans list.

              5. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                I think that would be a really good upgrade seperating RMTs into a seperate area. Why I'm loving this time at the moment. Just enjoying reading people's thoughts and opinions

                1. Geoff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  We tried it last year and it worked well, but without a dedicated space, just in Community Articles. It should work better with a bit of infrastructure tied to it and hopefully we can get that in for game launch!

                  1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Yes, I fully understand and appreciate the complications on getting the masses to use a seperate area, would take alot of unofficial moderators to direct to the area, but yesy does work

              6. Tommyg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Can we get emojis working for gbaord keyboard and Android inclusive. Typing them out is all a bit old hat.

                1. Geoff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Yeah I'll look at this too

              7. Make Arrows Green Again
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Great ideas Geoff and good luck for what is clearly going to be a busy off-season for you!

                One idea for making RMTs automatically go the the correct places might be a drop down as soon as you click "post comment" or "reply where the page simply asks you whether you want to post a comment or a RMT. Maybe a radio button where you click one or the other. Those RMTs can then be automatically sent elsewhere.

                It won't stop all the random RMTs but it might help, because it reminds people when they are posting that there is a separate place for them. A lot of people don't spam RMTs because they are being difficult but because they forget or are ignorant of the rules in the first place. Nobody wants to post something that might not be looked at and nobody wants to have to duplicate effort copying and pasting elsewhere, so perhaps if the option is given from the start then it will encourage people to do the "right" thing.

                1. Geoff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Yeah there will be lots of on site reminders, whatever the system that we go with is. I don't want to spoil too much, or promise anything that doesn't come through, but I think we've got it mostly sorted!

                  It'll take buy in from people on site of course but I really think it'll be a massive help. The buttons you mention is something that could be added in as well, potentially

                2. Geoff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  'Off-season' only in name for me really 😀

                  1. Make Arrows Green Again
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    🙂 enjoy!

              8. gaurava1216
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Predicted team lineups need work. Also the 'upcoming gw team you suggest should be up at a fixed time"

                1. gaurava1216
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  other than that you guys are great...

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

                    🙂

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

                  In what way?

              9. Jacky boy
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Reply notification. As always wanted. Not email! Thanks

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

                  It's closer.. on site notifications is kind of possible now but only (so far) admin messages to users on test site. There's front end work needed as well as figuring out some things for reply notifications but reply notifications is the thing I want most

              10. Sessegnon Blanc
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 months, 4 days ago

                A very small request: I have to login every time I access this site on my mobile. The remember me button doesn’t seem to work. It’s fine on a laptop.

                Also, just recently (again on mobile), I have to accept privacy settings before reading any article.

                1. Amey
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    I think you need to give permission to your mobile browser to save passwords.

                  • Geoff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Every time on the privacy settings?

                2. GreenWindmill
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  All of my suggestions are either minor tweaks rather than big ticket items or have implications for the nature of the site (and all have been suggested at least once over the years) but I'll make them anyway...

                  1. Current search function looks site-wide for articles containing the search string. Reintroduce the search function that used to exist at an article level that allowed you to find comments within that article.
                  2. Introduce the ability to search within a user's posting history.
                  3. Option to 'ignore' posters so that their comments are no longer visible unless you choose to reveal them.
                  4. Option to 'follow' posters so that you can easily see the latest activity from those you value most.
                  5. Certain logical data points in the members area are 'missing'. You can construct a table with Chances conceded(left), Chances conceded(right) and Chances conceded(centre) but there's no data point for Chances conceded(total). Same goes for Crosses conceded and possibly more but I haven't done an exhaustive search. This one goes back to 2014 🙂 https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/8378523
                  6. Another table request from that same 2014 thread: some way of Incorporating changes in performance into the tables so that you can monitor uptick or downturn in performance: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/8378550
                  7. Allow 'OR' statements in the conditions when creating tables. E.g. a table to show midfielders who have had 10 shots OR created 15 chances in the last 4 weeks. That kind of thing.
                  8. Allow users to create calculated columns within user defined tables - e.g. chances created/appearance.

                  Basically, can we have more nerdy stuff please 🙂

                  1. Geoff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    All nice stuff there, thanks 🙂

                  2. luv4rotties
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Nice analysis!

                    - Point no.8 -> potentially being able to create 'custom' KPIs as the
                    one proposed here (or e.g. Pts/million, etc.)
                    - Add historical points to the available data in the tables; it is really useful - especially for newer players 😉

                    Thanks!

                3. tisza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  could clean out the database on player comparisons etc. Likes of Balotelli, tim cahill etc still in there. not so easy to use on mobile

                  1. Geoff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    100%, this and player images. Basically I'm going to try to get a mod or two to chip away at updating those things as I don't really have the time right now and that's been on my list for a while.

                    The question will be how far back do we delete player info..

                    1. Zogzeg
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      I suggest never deleting the old data. Instead have a default database of, say, "last 4 seasons", with a user option to expand or reduce the timeframe.

                      There will doubtless be times when people are researching particular projects and the older stats will be pure gold.

                      1. Zogzeg
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        Perhaps rather than ignoring earlier seasons, a better system might be to ignore players' stats that haven't featured for the last 'X' seasons? Either way, the old data is sure to be gratefully received from time to time.

                        1. Geoff
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          Yeah, that's a better system. I'd been thinking of hiding the data from users rather than deleting it outright, but there's no reason we couldn't put a toggle in instead that's set to off as standard but can be changed by a user when it's wanted

                4. FPL Virgin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Same requests from last year for me:

                  1) Be able to sort stats table columns more than once

                  2) Add shots on target conceded (teams only) to my stats tables.

                  3) Notifications tab when you long in.

                  1. FPL Virgin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    *login

                5. Balls in Behind
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  A minutes filter/slider would be great for the player stats tables

                6. toontastic
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  A more mobile friendly members area.

                  1. FPL Virgin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    This.

                  2. Geoff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    I agree, definitely not optimal right now

                7. WesMantooth
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Add a tool that allows planning your team several weeks in advance.
                  See who your players are facing in the next couple of weeks, give the option of making "fake transfers" within those weeks.

                  That tool would be worth the few for membership alone.

                  1. Geoff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Yeah, that's one of the things I want added into RMT

                  2. Jafalad
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Great idea. I am so miffed with FPL for removing the notes section.

                8. fedolefan
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  This site should really allow users to mute/ignore other users as they wish. Having to read posts from people on here whom I just don't have any time for really ruins the experience of the site.

                9. AB.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  I used to be able to copy and paste the season ticker into an Excel spreadsheet. I’d like to still be able to do that.

                  1. GRIMANDI [formerly boring M…
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Massively this. Being able to extract the short term season ticker to excel was a massive thing for me. Please bring that back. Can you confirm if this is possible to do if your a member. Would make or break me signing up for the first time next season.

                    1. AB.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      I’m a Member and, no, that doesn’t make a difference.

                10. Dokdok666
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Look into the "my stats table" section.

                  Whenever I change the GW range in a table, I, more or less, always need to go through these steps for it to update: change the range -> filter -> go back to the root -> load the relevant table again -> filter the range I want again -> it finally shows the range I want.

                  Couple this with it taking 10-20 seconds to load the table, it takes a lot of the fun out of using the tables...Hope you can do something about it 🙂

                11. Blue&White85
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  I agree with many already mentioned but the main ones I’d like are:

                  1. Reply notifications on the site (currently only get them via email).

                  2. Improved sorting / filtering of stats tables.

                  1. Geoff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Agree 🙂

                12. Man Getting Hit By Football
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Might be a little late to the party & not necessarily an upgrade but would it be possible to include more hot topics directly related to the article next season? It would be nice to be able to have a discussion related to the article, but quite often there is little or no discussion surrounding it and the comments are all RMTs.

                  It would be nice for comment 1 to be a hot topic about the article for people to comment on.

                  You've all done a great job this year & looking forward to next season. All the best.

                  1. Geoff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Cheers 🙂

                    I've got a bigger change in mind that will massively help comments be about the article.. it's just a matter of getting it implemented. Should be a huge improvement if I can get it to work

                    1. Man Getting Hit By Football
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Thanks for taking the time to reply Geoff. Hope you're having a good week.

                      Sounds interesting, I look forward to seeing your ideas come to fruition. I'm sure it will help the community to further develop for the better.

                13. Weffie von Wobbegong
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  A scoutcast tab/link giving easy access to recent casts and importantly information on when the next one will be.

                  1. Geoff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Yeah, I'd expand that to all videos - likely that'll be a tab beside Hot Topics

                14. Weffie von Wobbegong
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  For the fixture ticker and RMT the ability to delete a week, to help with blank weeks.

                15. Silver Grey Fox
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Hi. I have a moan about it every season (since the colouring was changed). But I find it difficult to read the puce grey coloured team names at the side of the ticker.
                  The old format had the names in black. The old format had the dates of games, when you hovered over the team in question; which was very useful as in other Fantasy games (eg. Sun dream team) the match weeks don't correspond exactly with the fpl game. So it was easier to reference the ticker for other fantasy games.
                  I use the Firefox browser.
                  Otherwise all good and thankyou.

                16. Jafalad
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Put uptodate player prices on all statistical data in the Members' area. This allows us to identify players that fit our budgets.

                  1. GreenWindmill
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    FPL price is available in most places now I think - it's certainly an option in the Members tables (I checked when I was compiling my wishlist)

                17. fusen
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  If I'm not logged in and click on 'login to reply to post' then I go through the login form I get redirected to the main article and not back to the actual comment I want to reply to.

                18. ZoumasBloomers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Push notifications, and an app! Both would be brilliant although obviously one is much less effort than the other

                19. Ghost Gooner
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  A highlighted 'hot topic' box, much like this one, at the bottom of the page above the 'post comment' dialogue box with the GW's FAQs to limit the number of people posting the same question over and over ie.

                  Heading - GW38 FAQs (click on question for answer)

                  Is Rashford available/fit?
                  How long is Son banned for?
                  Is Boruc dropped? etc

                  The user is then taken to the corresponding question in the thread with an appropriate answer or the team news section.

                  A filter targeting key words, ie "Rashford" "fit" "Son" "ban", could be applied much like the one that prevents a person posting the same comment twice if a user ignores the 'GWs FAQs Box' and their query has been brought up before. A orange highlighted comment prompting the user to refer to the FAQs will appear.

                20. Sensible Scouter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 1 day ago

                  Definitely improve conversations/topics. More 'forum' style would be great.

                  Unless I'm missing something, seeing actual FPL points (and ideally previous seasons too) in the members area would be the best thing that could happen. It's all very well trying to work out points combining stats that point to likely goal involvement, clean sheets or bonus, but nothing encapsulates that better than actual points.

                  And as an addition, maybe get the FPL projections into the stats tables too.

                  1. Geoff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 1 day ago

                    Overall points should be in the stats tables.. can you not see it there?

                    1. Sensible Scouter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 1 day ago

                      Ah, it's called 'Overall Points', thank you, found it! I was looking for 'Points' or 'FPL Points'. It also doesn't show on the "Fantasy Stats" tables for the "Player Stats", which seems a bit of an omission.

                      It also seems buggy - just testing now, it will only do this seasons points (it will let me change the filter to other seasons, but keeps this season's points - e.g. for 2016/17 season it will show Robertson with 213 points playing for Hull!)

                      https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/public-stats-tables/view/32006/

                      Aside from fixing that, the only thing I'd add then would be a Points per minute, and points per appearance (I can do this myself with a copy and paste into a spreadsheet, but it'd be easier if it were just in the table).

                      1. NorwichCityLad
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 17 hours ago

                        I agree I would like to see points per minute stat

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

                  I can't understand why you removed the option to put a price limit for players on your own stat tables. Would like that back.

                22. Axle11
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 8 hours ago

                  Hi Geoff, there are two things I want to suggest in members stats area:
                  1. Add extra filter which is Last 4/6 games but based on each club last games, not by each player last games.
                  2. Adding team filters before click confirm, so we can show players by certain teams only, not using tickboxes which is take longer to do.

                  These two are additional from my last two suggestions (from last season), which I'm hoping it'll be implemented someday:
                  3. Make all Opta stats also available in "All Players" category, not only by position.
                  4. Confirmed table filters better should not linked with other window/tab table. Let's say I'm modifying table A in tab I, then I go modifying table B in tab II, when I want to use tab I with small modification from table A, it shouldn't bring filters I confirmed from the tab II. Too much effort from this one.

                  Thank you Geoff

                  1. Axle11
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 7 hours ago

                    Oh, I see in discussions above you may be interested if I provide example. I used to use AllthingsFPL opta stats table. And these four I suggested basically are my positive experience from that day. Hope it helps, thank you Geoff.

                23. Jawosaurus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  In pre-season it would be really useful if the RMT section of the members site remembered your team - if I remember correctly from last year, each time I returned to the site to tinker with my team using the RMT tool, I had to re-enter my whole squad - which is a real hassle on mobile.

                  If the RMT tool can't access saved team prior to a new gameweek (i.e. the whole pre-season), then how about being able to save drafts in the RMT members section so we can access and tinker with them that way?

                  1. Geoff
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 27 days ago

                    Yeah I'd like that too. RMT is complicated to make changes to but I think this would be a big improvement

              11. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                This passed me by over the weekend, but Bournemouth signing Lloyd Kelly from Bristol City for £13m is an interesting one. I'd read Liverpool were keen. Natural LB who can play CB too, England U21 international, 10 clean sheets for Bournemouth this season (more than Leicester, Wolves, Arsenal) - could be one to watch if priced at 4.5m.

                1. jtreble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  £13m! That’s a lot.

                2. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Tyrone Mings- mark II

                  1. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Yep I can see some similarities. Mings has been immense for my club since the turn of the year tho, can see him playing in the PL next season, with or without us!

              12. Woy of the Wovers
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                I decided to pass on the Salah and Mane picks as the team already has 3 Liverpool players.

                1. Gnu
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  By the time we get to forwards it'll be Mitro, Giroud and Mendez-Laing

                2. RedLightning
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  As far as I know, there isn't any restriction on the number of players from the same club in the team of the season.

              13. Gravless are for Kinnear
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Why are we allowed 5 midfield picks but only 4 defender picks for Team of the Season?

              14. Gravless are for Kinnear
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                I see FFS also has an agenda against Raheem Sterling. The picture in the caption is the best you could find?

                1. Fire Chief Moe
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Oh please, the staff on here go out of their way to be 'inclusive', have you not seen the captains article picture?

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

                  Surely you aren't serious..

                  1. Gravless are for Kinnear
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    I’m joking about having an agenda but I’m serious about the picture. It’s like a Phil Jones moment.

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

                      haha ok, fair enough

              15. NorwichCityLad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Is there any new tools or anything like that coming to ffs this season?

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

                  Nice timing 😀

                  See my post a few above. Some things are coming, I'm working out what those things are this week

              16. britzdubb
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Afternoon, anyone know of a free cricket world cup fantasy game/website?

                just seen one by Telegraph but charges £4 per team

                1. Lindelol
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  I guess Cricinfo or ICC may have a free one

                2. footballguru_79
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    cricketweb.net enjoy!!!!
                    http://www.cricketweb.net/fantasycricket/index.php

                    1. britzdubb
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      thanks , looks good

                3. Goodnight Kiwi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Greetings. what is the best website for looking over your season in stas? Any links would be appreciated. Cheers

                      1. Goodnight Kiwi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        Thanks mate

                  1. G-Whizz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    Try this:

                    http://www.Premierfantasytools.com 😉

                4. Tommyg
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  1. Tommyg
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Was just checking if emoji for Google g board worked to put it on the suggestion thread if they didn't. Boom

                    1. Geoff
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      👍

                5. Wild Rover
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Cool pic Raz! 😀

                6. Flapjack ✅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  RMT

                  Foster
                  TAA Laporte Matip
                  Sterling (c) Siggy Mane Jota Redmond
                  Aguero Vardy

                  Ryan Jiminez Kolasinac Doherty

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

                    Unaffordable/10

                  2. _sidney_will
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    4.5m
                    6.5m 6.5m 5.5m
                    12m 8.5m 11.5m 7m 6.5m
                    12m 9m

                    4.5m 7.5m 5.5m 5.5m

                7. rokonto
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Can anyone tell me why we didn't see that hitec camera zooming in graphics when sterling scored his first goal in the cup final to see if it was over the line before he touched it?
                  Both BT and BBC didnt show us.

                8. Geoff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Deulofale I got your comment about the ticker, added that in