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Set Pieces page upgraded for 2019/20 Scout Members

We have upgraded the Set Pieces Page for those who sign up for Fantasy Football Scout membership in 2019/20.

This page has been an invaluable tool for managers down through the years, helping inform them when selecting their squads.

It displays the top penalty takers, those responsible for direct free-kicks and players who take the corners for their respective teams.

This will be updated during pre-season and over the course of 2019/20.

The public section of the popular Set Pieces Page

As you can see from the screenshot above, we have now added entries for newly-promoted sides Aston Villa, Norwich City and Sheffield United based on players currently in their squads from their Championship campaigns in 2018/19.

With Video Assistant Referee (VAR) coming to the Premier League this season, the Set Pieces page could be more important than ever before.

However, we have also made more improvements to it for Members.

Underneath the public matrix of set-piece takers for the 20 Premier League sides is a new section, which extracts data from the Members Area.

In this new facet of the Set Pieces Page, users can find information on who each team’s key set-piece targets are.

This way, they can easily access information on who the most likely players to score from dead ball situations are for each Gameweek.

The three players with the most headed attempts from each team are listed, along with any others that registered ten or more headers from set plays.

In brackets is how many such efforts that player has recorded so that Scout members can also see which of the publicly listed set-piece takers are the most accurate and reliable.

Again, this section includes data from the Championship on Aston Villa, Norwich City and Sheffield United, which should prove most helpful.

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143 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lord Tachanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Hmmm, can’t really see any defenders on pens.

    Would love a peak Charlie Daniels type this year.

    1. pokern1nja09
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Ritchie might be reclassified as a defender. He spent most of the season as a left back

      1. Andy'81
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Aye it's possible, Almiron was taking pens for Atlanta and we'll also likely be bringing in another forward which may affect the peno taker.

  2. Limit80
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    A great addition, thanks!

    On the subject of improvements for members, is it possible to remove the limit of 10 columns for the creation of members tables? There are just so many useful attributes now I want to see them all at once!

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

      Yeah, I have that on my list of things to do but there are a few other things above it

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

    Round 6 of Fantasy Cricket World Cup starts today. This marks the beginning of the second half of the competition. There are 5 fixtures in total and each team only has one fixture (no DGWs). In this Round you only get 5 free transfers with each additional transfer above this costing 10 points. The transfer deadline is 10.30 am UK time.

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

      The weather is not expected to affect any games in this Round.

    2. Nightcrawler
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Gone with Indian bowlers and aus+bang batsmen with aus batting first

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

          Warner and Finch cruising along at a comfortable 6 an over.

          1. Nightcrawler
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Aus wasting Smith cuz of khawaja is a bit frustrating. Maxwell probably going to come in next now

              1. diesel001
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Yep. Smith probably won't get a bat now.

                1. diesel001
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Smith flops. Only saving grace is he didn't get a duck.

                  1. Nightcrawler
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Yup...khawaja not getting out early sealed his fate

          2. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Shakib out. That is probably it for Bangladesh now.

          3. Nightcrawler
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Tamim out so im done for the day

              Shakib(vc) warner finch Smith Tamim

              Smith fail but I'll take that for the batting chip

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

                Rahim haul needed for me or at least to match Tamim, Warner vc a mover .

                1. Nightcrawler
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Yeah got vc wrong but never considered warner over shakib so can't complain

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

                      Huge swings in this game , lose today win tomorrow

            • Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Something I thought about today, the transfers window surely effects when the game up. If Maddi play for Utd or Leci he will be diffrent prices, so they dont want to make mistakes. Sure there is more players.

              1. The 5% Team
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 4 days ago

                yeah, might be true.
                Anyone got examples of this from the last couple of seasons? I mean, Mahrez changed teams when the game was already up, but his price was right either way in his case I feel.

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

                There are always players moving clubs after the game has opened. Most of the time it makes little difference, occasionally it throws up an interesting bargain. Enrique moving to Liverpool when he'd been priced as a Newcastle player attracted a fair bit of attention for instance.

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

              I thought Pure Olivia said the ticker was reintroducing the drag and drop feature? It's still got that annoying click arrow 😐

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

                Yeah, that would be good, I’ll see if I can find out..

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

                  Ta 🙂

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

                Pretty sure he said it would be at the next update by which I assume he meant the next technical code update rather than just adding the new fixtures. Could be wrong though. Poor guy has been hounded about drag and drop for over two years now!

                1. Wild Rover
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Yep, he did say that, I assumed he meant when the new fixtures were added, obvs not

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

                I’m told it’s being worked on and they’re hopeful that it won’t be too long now, no actual time line though.

                1. Wild Rover
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Thanks

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

                Yeah, drag and drop and the other features are being worked on but won't be updated until they're all ready. Looking at doing it for game launch, but we'll see

            • matzi11a
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Hi all, im gonna reboot a database which will result in a few minutes disruption.

              1. matzi11a
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                thanks all. db updates now completed.

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

              Not sure if Rondon should be included in the set pieces section for Newcastle - he's not actually a Newcastle player (more's the pity 😥 )

              1. Andy'81
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 3 days ago

                True, we're very unlikely to be shelling out the 16 mill plus needed on a 30ish year old striker either.

            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Jessie Lingard - wtf?

              I never considered him brain surgeon material to be fair, but equally I didn’t think he was THAT thick to post a video like this:

              https://www.givemesport.com/1484169-jesse-lingard-slammed-by-man-utd-fans-for-snapchat-story-while-on-holiday

              Epitomises utd’s problems - a disaster zone of a player

              1. Ole Trafford
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Over the years there have been very few United players that I have disliked. If I did it was more so due to the fact that I thought they weren’t good enough ballers or just said/did stupid things. Cleverly or Heinze for example.

                Lingard though drives me crazy. Hate is too strong a word but seriously what a clown. Should be sold and never be allowed in a UTD jersey again.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  I get the fact that he’s (relatively) young and on holidays & can enjoy himself... but what was going through his head when uploading that video to social media? Is he trying to get sold or something...

                  He’s let down a lot of people with that video, be interesting to see do utd take any action

              2. Bury94
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Hopefully he can mature a bit this season and live up to his potential, young players like him make mistakes.. :p

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Haha yep, he obviously still considers himself a teenager

                  Hard to believe he’s closer to 30 than 21!

              3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                I don't see much harm in it. You would swear he killed someone the way you are going on.
                They are footballers, rocket scientists, or fellas in the Convervative leadership race.
                Imagine what Liam Gallagher would have been like if he was a footballer in this day and age?
                'So what?' was my initial reaction.

                1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Or imagine what Gazza/Paul Merson/Maradona would have been like in thier pomp if there was social media around?

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Not sure what point is being made here - is it that these guys off the field behaviour was shocking, but they were talented footballers who wasted huge portions of their career so in a way are similar to Lingard?

                    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      You know exactly the point I am making.
                      You are putting these working class lads on pedestals.
                      Most of them left school early have working class backgrounds. And shock horror most of them to quote the poster below 'swear like sailors'.
                      His mate riding a pillow is hardly that shocking is it?

                      They could be doing much worse!
                      All this moral high ground stuff, can go too far they are just young lads who happened to become pro footballers.
                      Do you expect Winston Churchill levels of rhetoric from them or what?

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        I actually have no clue what point you’re making by referencing three notoriously troubled ex footballers in this context

                        Unless its somehow that because they have had a history of among other things, chronic gambling and alcohol problems, convictions for domestic abuse, and testing positive for class A substance abuse that Lingard is somehow excused for uploading a video of himself that shows a total disregard for his own fitness, his professionalism, possibly brings his employer into disripute, and just generally shows a total lack of common sense that has plagued him throughout his career and that many argue is at fault for his unfulfilled potential?

                        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                          • 10 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Oh it's OK if they are 'troubled' but gifted footballers.
                          But if they are viewed as normal average-occasionally decent players - a bit of swearing is a hanging offence suddenly?
                          It seems like a real double standard to me
                          All Rashford is doing is riding a pillow - boorish/childish/stupid yes. But that about it
                          All Lingard did was a bit of swearing.
                          Very mild stuff considering the stuff you see on reality tv 'booze up brits abroad' etc.
                          If anything you are blowing the whole thing out of complete proportion just because you want to use it as an agenda to get rid of (what you view as) an average player that you do not particularly like/rate.

                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            I don’t think Rashford was even in the video, his name is mentioned but that wasn’t him with the pillow.

                            Lingard was in the video though - obviously under the influence of alcohol (if he did that sober it’s worse) - and swearing profusely, and laughing at a friend humping a pillow. Not a kid. A grown man of pretty much 27, who should be in his prime but struggles to get physically fit enough to wear the shirt. He should be spending every waking hour working on his fitness and preparing to give the club some value for the millions he’s being paid rather than this nonsense

                            Would you also mind kindly re-stating what point you are trying to make by referencing Gaza/Marandona/Merson here?

                            I still haven’t a clue what you’re driving at with them tbh

                            1. SADIO SANÉ
                              • 4 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              he was only saying - what would the reaction be if those 3 were around now and being videoed? it would be much worse, that's all he was saying.

                              Basically you're moaning about a 27 year old swearing and laughing at his mate being an idiot, you might not find it funny but that doesn't really matter

                              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                It’s a bit of a strange point - and as I say I don’t think the troubles of those guys diminish the fact that what Lingard has done is a disgrace

                                1. SADIO SANÉ
                                  • 4 Years
                                  4 months, 3 days ago

                                  he's just saying that the reaction is over the top, which I agree with (but then I don't care about swearing)

                                2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  4 months, 3 days ago

                                  As pointed out above - I disagree and think the reaction is warranted - for videoing himself swearing profusely, under the influence of alcohol, while his mate suggestively performs actions on a pillow, while he’s injured (or maybe he’s fit now, who knows, maybe it was a fitness holiday and they’re all physios?) and uploading for the world’s perusal, after he contributed to one of the worst seasons of the club in years?

                                  I’m not having it that that’s acceptable I’m afraid

                  2. Vobinho - Holly's Hams…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    I suppose Lingard "in his pomp" doesn't quite do it...

                2. Game Over
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Perhaps it's because he's swearing like a sailor and his mate is shagging a pillow.

                  I suspect it might not fit in with the club's family values.

                  1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Family values.... come on....
                    And why was George Best's 'indiscretions' tolerated?
                    Cantona's Kung Fu kick?
                    He was welcomed back with open arms once the PR game was played by SAF.
                    All I can from the clip is a group of young lads with a bit of excessive swearing. With very mild high jinks
                    Yet suddenly this is viewed as a symptomatic of a 'crisis'.

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      George best retired at 27 and died of liver failure, one of the greatest unfulfilled talents in the game... Cantona retired prematurely at 30... do you notice a pattern here?

                      Unfulfilled potential? Jesse Lingard? Ringing any bells?

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

                        Lol

                      2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        You are deflecting from my main point deliberately because it does not suit your argument.
                        You are just targeting Lingard because you do not like the fella as simple as that.
                        Make him a scapegoat for all that is wrong with Man United etc.
                        Fantastic narrative 'clap.clap, clap'
                        It's all Jesse Lingard's fault 😀
                        Come on.

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Is your main point by any chance “boyz will be boyz lol, just a bit of fun J-Lingard innit”?

                          Because that’s honestly what I’m getting from what you’ve posted here so far

                          1. SADIO SANÉ
                            • 4 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            so what if that is what he's posted?

                            none of them are hurting anyone, that might be their idea of fun - oh and swear words are just words by the way, it's not a big deal.

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              If that’s his point then fine - it’s an opinion & he’s entitled to it, I’m not here to change anyone’s opinion. I’m here to give mine - which is Jesse Lingard is a disgrace

                              1. SADIO SANÉ
                                • 4 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                it seems pretty harsh to label someone a disgrace for using swear words mid-sentence (in a non-abusive way) but oh well.

                                Also, how do you know he hasn't already maximised his potential? I've never seen him as someone who could be some sort of world beater, like Jack Wilshere, this is just how good he is and everyone gets carried away because they're English (and 'young').

                                Get rid of him because he's shite, not because he said a few 'naughty' words - yes he's a grown man, so he can say what he wants (as long as he's not directly abusing anyone)

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  4 months, 3 days ago

                                  For videoing himself swearing profusely, under the influence of alcohol, while his mate suggestively performs actions on a pillow, while he’s injured (or maybe he’s fit now, who knows, maybe it was a fitness holiday and they’re all physios?) and uploading for the world’s perusal, after he contributed to one of the worst seasons of the club in years?

                                  I disagree that categorising this as a disgrace is harsh, but again it’s an opinion and you’re 100% entitled to it

                                2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                  • 10 Years
                                  4 months, 3 days ago

                                  Exactly a way over the top reaction calling him a disgrace etc.
                                  It is witch-hunt scapegoat type stuff in my view.

                                3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  4 months, 3 days ago

                                  I’m sure you will find other like minded folks who share that opinion - I am not one of them

                          2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                            • 10 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            He was just having a bit of fun.
                            Did you see the Maradona documentary with Lineker?
                            The amount of wearing Maradona does?

                            Is Neil Warnock a disgrace?

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVdfDa-PJSc&t=206s

                            Is Graham Taylor a disgrace?

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Em7LVFumRk

                            Is Jurgen Klopp a disgrace?

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixC-W5XbQfg

                            1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                              • 10 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              *swearing Maradona does*

                            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              If Warnock, Taylor, or Klopp uploaded a video to social media of them in a hotel room with several mates, swearing profusely, under the influence of alcohol, with one of them humping a pillow, after a season in which they couldn’t deliver what they are being paid millions to deliver, and contributing to one of the worst seasons of the club in 3 decades - yes I would say they are a disgrace

                              1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                                • 10 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                I will leave it there I think.
                                You are peddling an agenda while trying to argue against your cognitive dissonance.

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  4 months, 3 days ago

                                  I am “peddling the agenda” (to use your terminology) that Jesse Lingard is a disgrace for uploaded a video to social media of them in a hotel room with several mates, swearing profusely, under the influence of alcohol, with one of them humping a pillow, after a season in which they couldn’t deliver what they are being paid millions to deliver, and contributing to one of the worst seasons of the club in 3 decades - disgraceful

                                2. The Champ is here
                                  • 10 Years
                                  4 months, 3 days ago

                                  "peddling am agenda while trying to argue against your cognitive dissonance"

                                  Spot on and succinctly put

                3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  I don’t see a huge amount of harm in being on holiday with a bottle (or two by he looks of things) of vodka in him, and swearing profusely while his mate humps a pillow.

                  He’s a professional athlete (and one with known fitness issues) so it’s definetly not an ideal or possibly the most constructive way to enjoy the offseason, but certainly something I could turn a blind eye to.

                  My issue is with his desire to upload it for broadcast to the world - that is very worrying. Just because things happen doesn’t mean they should be shared on video imo.

                  He didn’t stop to think about what the video would portray to many people (or maybe he did which is even more worrying) - fans, his teammates, his manager, his family etc.

                  Equally, he has signed a contract with Man Utd, one for many millions of pounds, and in that contract will have been an acknowledgement of the club’s code of conduct, and an agreement to abide by it - this to me sails very close to the wind in territory of fines etc - he’s an ambassador for the club, just a terrible showing altogether imo.

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Actually, I should rephrase that - I would really prefer if he wasn’t drinking, swearing and laughing at his mate humping a pillow while on holidays - but I could possibly excuse it if he had the discretion to keep it to himself is the point - I don’t know what he’s trying to do by sharing it with the world

                    He either didn’t think or did think, both are not good endorsements of him imo

                  2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    These days you are a young lad on holidays with a bit of drink on you, now and again you are going to air your stupidity on social media.
                    It happens to all young lads in this era of social media.
                    They are products of it.
                    The fact they are pro-footballers is only incidental as far as they would be concerned.

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      The young lad thing is a stereotype. He is a professional athlete who is 27 in a couple months. He has 3, maybe 4 years left at the top, he has well known fitness issues, and he hasn’t not lived up to his potential (many would say) to date - and he chooses to do this - it says it all really - not fit to wear the shirt

                      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Why because he just swore a bit and published it on social media?.
                        Is Rashford's 'offence' much worse in your view?
                        Riding a pillow that must be much worse than a few swear words if we follow your logic.
                        Remember football is an industry that welcomes back convicted rapists/homophobes/racists into it's fold.
                        Yet you suddenly decide that a fella who does a bit of swearing is a disgrace to the club?

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq3u4wZtG0c

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          So that’s Ronaldo, Maradona, Merson, Gascoigne, George Best, Cantona and now Alex Ferguson - who are apparently examples of how it’s accetable for Jesse Lingard to post a video on social media, of him (likely) under the influence of alcohol, swearing profusely , filming his friend humping a pillow, and posting it for the world to see - with total disregard for how the video would be received by millions, including, fans young & old, his teammates, his management, his family.... at the lowest ebb of his club in 30 years... after a season in which he contributed worse than nothing

                          The optics of the situation are shocking - a total disgrace from Lingard

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

                Not surprising. I've been saying for years that he's a trash player and person. Bad influence on players like rashford for sure. He needs to go,just get rid. Why keep a disruptive influence when he isn't even a good player.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Totally agree - I’d entertain a free transfer just to get him out of the club - not necessarily just because of this one incident (even though it’s a disgrace imo)

                  If him & Pogba can be cut out of the dressing room, I’d wager things wouldn’t be long improving at Utd.

                  Not to the point where thery’re winning (or even maybe challenging for) the league or champions league, but they would likely improve nonetheless

                  Alex Ferguson would have him sold by this evening if he was still in charge, but there is a different power structure & hierarchy in the club now & it’s brought the club to its knees

                  1. Vobinho - Holly's Hams…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    I'd go a step further and terminate his contract even if it meant paying his wages to the end of the contract! He's exactly what's wrong with the club right now.

                    The club needs a shift in mentality, a ruthlessness of getting rid of these players to make sure they understand if they fall out of line they're out straight away.

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      It sometimes takes something stark and disturbing to illustrate how standards have slowly and perhaps unconsciously crept downwards over time

                      A 6th place finish is that event on the pitch

                      This video isn’t far off being the same thing off the pitch

                      Giggs & Lee Sharpe’s house party when Giggs was around 18 was probably something similar when Ferguson was in charge

                      He dealt with it by actually going to lee sharpes house & got Giggs out of it forceably, Sharpe was soon gone from Utd and Giggs had a fulfilling (football) career

                      Similar should happen here - someone needs to go and get Rashford away from the Lingard sand the Pogba’s and get them the hell out of the club

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        *i realise Utd finished 7th under Moyes - they’re in a worse state now imo

                2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  If he played at the same level as Ronaldo would you excuse his behaviour?
                  And it is now seen as just a handy excuse to get rid of Lingard because you see him as an average/not very good one.
                  A 'not very good player' that has played 24 times for England and scored 4 international goals last year.

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Again, in the same way as Merson, Gascoigne, and Maradona are not relevant here - Ronaldo is not relevant here - Lingard has already been described in this thread as a (relatively) talented footballer, that is not up for debate.

                    Pogba is also a talented footballer.

                    Being a talented footballer and being involved in a shameful incident are not mutually exclusive, Lingard unfortunately is both, as well as being someone who should no longer be at the club, in my own opinion. I don’t make the decisions at old Trafford though, so no guarantees what happens.

                    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Because Lingard used a few bad words and published it on social media.
                      Ok he should not longer be at the club.
                      That is a lot of footballers who should not be at clubs if we took your draconian line on it.
                      Also you are willing to 'free transfer' a player for it.
                      Therefore losing money on an asset.
                      Makes perfect sense....

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        I totally agree he should not be at the club - FT if necessary - the benefits of him not being and a more professional player in his place may well outweigh any financial loss suffered

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

                    Yea I would excuse it because if he played like Ronaldo it would mean he had the training ethics of Ronaldo which is a good thing and good influence on younger players coming through. Ronaldo became so good precisely because he didnt spend his time doing dumb stuff on social media. Lingard has neither personal nor professional qualities that should be wanted at any club.

                    As for your point about making excuses to hate because hes an average player, John O Shea and Ji Sung Park are among my favorite United players ever. Attitude and work ethics over natural ability.

                    Lingard shouldnt play for England either, disgrace for the country.

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

                      would be more inclined to excuse it*

                    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      That is like reading an article from a red top.
                      Plus it is littered with contradictions and double standards.
                      Linagrd has been praised by making use of his ability and working hard to get where he has in the game.
                      If anything he has overachieved already

                      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5875493/I-thought-Jesse-Lingard-never-make-Manchester-United.html

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Let him go to another side then where he won’t have to overachieve just to get in the side and can also video himself till his hearts content - everyone’s a winner

            • The Danger Zone!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              I can't recall: when the prices come out on FPL, will they have last years Total Scores and Point per Match with the new prices?
              Or do we need to get the old info from somewhere else? Want to do 'value' comparisons with the new prices.

              1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                They certainly use the total points from last season until GW1, I can't remember about the other stats (I think they keep them?)

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

                Why don't you access FPL now and make a note of the prices of the players you are interested in?

              3. RedLightning
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Total score (Pts) and Points per match (PPM) did remain on the FPL Statistics page till the GW1 deadline, along with the new Price (Cost) and the new Teams selected by % (Sel.).

                Form has already been changed to 0.0 for all players, but I would expect most of the options in the 5th column to stay there till the GW1 deadline apart from Price, Teams selected by %, Price rise, Price fall, Price rise (round) and Price fall (round).

              4. Mr F Gallagher
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Your membership on here should carry all the stats you need though admit it's useful to still see last seasons stast on FPL for the minute

                1. panda07
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  There is no FPL points in the member's area here. Does anyone know why that is? It's easier to transfer data from here into Excel than the FPL website.

            • wander
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              The following players should be reclassified without a doubt

              Sterling
              Salah
              Mane
              Sane

              i.e anyone who plays regularly in a front 3 in not a midfielder in anyways shape or form. If zaha is a foreword then so are all of them

              1. pokern1nja09
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                If this happens they need to restructure the game. They’ll have to allow us to pick 4 mids and 4 strikers, and reduce the prices of strikers

                1. wander
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  No team plays a 3 3 4 formation in football so the game should remain the same.

                  Why can they reclassify zaha and not them /

                  1. Flaming Flamingo
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Because Zaha played consistently as a striker at the end of the season prior.

                    1. wander
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Salah mane and sterling have played as forwards for about 4 years they are not midfielders

                      1. Flaming Flamingo
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        They aren't forwards though, they are wingers. When Zaha played as a winger, he was classified as a midfielder in FPL and he may be reclassified as one this season as well.

            • MeatPieSausageRoll
                4 months, 3 days ago

                I, too, am going to reboot the database.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Make sure you override the mainframe first

              • Bury94
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Only about 2 weeks to go folks before the tinkering can commence

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  It shall be epic

              • #FPLBhuna
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                3 horse race this

                india
                england
                aussies

                with new zealand making up the numbers

                1. Nightcrawler
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    New have been very lucky with the washouts played the games they were expected to win..got a draw vs india.

                    I think the race for that 4th semi spot would have been close without the rain

                    1. #FPLBhuna
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Completely agree

                      They have been nothing special and just about got across the line against an extremely below par Proteas team yesterday

                      1. Nightcrawler
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Also I think icc have done a horrible job with fixtures order

                          Bar India vs aus...all the favs get to play each other in the 2nd half of the group stage.

                          Would have been far more interesting the other way round

                          1. #FPLBhuna
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            didn't realise that but I completely agree..

                  • Game Over
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    New penalty rules:

                    "The goalkeeper must not be touching the goalposts/crossbar/nets; they must not be moving.

                    The goalkeeper must have at least part of one foot on/in line with the goal line when the kick is taken; cannot stand behind the line. "

                    The goalkeeper cannot move until the penalty taker kicks the ball?

                    WHAT

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

                      It doesn't say that.

                      1. Game Over
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        "they must not be moving"

                        How are you interpreting this statement?

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

                          As in they can't be moving from side to side before the player shoots. Don't think it means they can't guess a split second before the taker kicks so long as one foot is in line with the goal line.

                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            It’s that the posts or crossbar themselves can’t still be moving apparently:

                            https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48703852

                            “In other tweaks to the penalty laws, the kick cannot be taken while the goalkeeper is touching the woodwork or nets - or if the net or posts are still moving after being touched”

                    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Sounds potentially difficult to police and might lead to inconsistencies...

                      I wonder will they just let the penalty be taken, let the GK do what they want (within reason) and then just go to VAR if it hasn’t been scored to check none of those rules were broken

                      If any of them were, the taker gets another chance & repeat until either the pen has been scored, or it has been (legally) saved

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Scratch that - they’ve already ruled out that approach lol

                        https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48703852

                        1. Game Over
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Hopefully a more common sense approach. But expect controversies!

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

                      The semicolon indicates that it's the posts and crossbar that can't be moving, not the goalkeeper. The wonders of grammar.

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

                        and punctuation

                      2. Game Over
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        The punctuation is slightly ambiguous because the sentence begins with "The goalkeeper".

                        But I accept the point that they're referring to the goal itself.

                        So can the goalkeeper still jitterbug left and right before the kick is taken as much they want, so long as one foot is still on the line?

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

                          Yea it looks like it. Just cant step forward with both feet before the kick is taken as some GKs do to make the goal smaller.

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

                      Judging from some of the absolutely silly decisions being made due to this in the woman's wc I'm expecting the amount of penalty saves to go down significantly.

                  • Mr F Gallagher
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Need some feedback on stat analysis I'm doing.....

                    I've been developing a post season spreadsheet and have come up with what I feel is a useful scoring factor:

                    MINUTES PER ADDED POINT

                    Eg. Raheem Sterling
                    21 goals (x4 points)
                    + 11 assists (x3 points)
                    + 26 bonus points
                    = 155 added points above standard appearance points
                    Divided by 2770 minutes
                    =17.87 mins per added point

                    Only Aguero comes out better at 17.18 mins per added point.
                    NB I haven't inc. CS points for mids as yet

                    Is this a good thing to be looking at? Any problems scoring players like this?

                    for reference Martial is the 5th highest Mid at 21.51 mins so there are some factors that can be seen

                    1. Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Surely a midfielders goals should be x5?

                    2. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Goal = 5
                      Clean sheet = 1

                    3. panda07
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Aguero usually got taken off around 60 to 70 mins most games. I think points per game is a better way to go.

                      1. panda07
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Aguero may have the best minutes per point added but if he only plays 60mins every game....

                    4. panda07
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Yellow/red cards should also be accounted for.

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

                      Points per minute is only relevant for assessing players who played limited minutes but who might be playing larger parts this year imo. Specifically players like Jota and Deulofeu are cases where PPM might be a more interesting stat than PPG going into this season.

                      Theres not much point using PPM instead of PPG for a player like Aguero. If anything, he should see his minutes managed more next season than last season.

                  • Ajaxeeding
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Dumb question: why are there hardly any Sunday games scheduled for the 2019/2020 season?

                    1. panda07
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      They usually don't schedule Sunday or Monday games until the TV companies decide which games they want to show which is usually the month before.

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

                        Yeah, and same goes for the Friday games

                  • panda07
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    There is no FPL points column in the member's area here. Does anyone know why that is? It's easier to transfer data from here into Excel than the FPL website.

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

                      It should be available in Custom Stats, in the tables.

                      Take a look at this one: https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/public-stats-tables/view/32006/

                      1. panda07
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Thanks Geoff, I was looking for this last season and could'nt find it- my bad

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

                    Looking at Chelsea, do you expect Jorginho to stay? I kind of think he might leave and follow Sarri

                    1. panda07
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      I agree with this, if he stays I can see him being on the bench a lot.

                    2. panda07
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Do you know the answer to my question above?

                    3. SADIO SANÉ
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      hope not, hopefully David Luiz on pens 😀

                      1. pokern1nja09
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        That would throw a spanner in the works

                    4. Little fekirs
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Confident he will follow Sarri.

                      They are basically a combo deal at this point.

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                  • Aseel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Great upgrade!
                    Cheers!!!