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Sign up for latest FFScout Charity Cup on July 28

The third instalment of the Fantasy Football Scout Charity Cup is now less than three weeks away and already around 40 players have signed up to play. But we want more of you!

Following the success of the first two competitions in February and November 2018, which featured around 80 players and raised over £2,000 for the Melanoma Research Foundation and for Campaign Against Living Miserably, this time we’ll be raising money for the Stroke Association.

Most of you will know that Joe, a much-loved member of FFS and the wider Fantasy Football community, recently suffered a bleed on his brain. Thankfully, after a fairly hellish month, he is gradually returning to normal.

The Charity Cup will be held in the morning of Sunday 28 July 2019 at Whittington Park Astro Pitch in London linked heremeeting at 9:15 am to finalise teams etc. 

The full address is Holloway Road, Islington, London N19 4RS. The closest Tube station is Archway on the Northern Line (8min walk) and the closest London Overground station is Upper Holloway (2min walk).

As always, the precise format (including squad sizes) will depend on numbers but everyone will get decent game-time in a 7 or 8 aside format.

This is real-life football (not an FPL online cup!) with players of all ages, fitness and abilities very welcome.

As with previous tournaments, we’ll be organising players into squads, so you don’t need to round up a team yourself, although feel free to invite guest players to boost the numbers.

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875 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    I'd love to make it to the Charity Cup one day, but I'll be unable to get to London at the moment. I hope you all have a fantastic time and raise lots of money for Melanoma Research and CALM 🙂

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Stroke Research this time, apologies! 🙂

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        London's a bit far for me, but I can do that in my local massage parlour.

        1. The Wise Owl
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Make sure you bring protection, I always take a glock with me.

    2. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Agreed, good cause but train or parking with only a few weeks notice is tricky to sort.

      1. The Wise Owl
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        It's possible to bring the cost down of train journeys by split ticketing. Completely legal.

        The alternative is going via coach, but that takes time, or stay the night before.

      2. asquishypotato
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Last time I went London, I coached it. Took about 6-8 hours but worth the cheap cost.

    3. MyPrettyPony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Cheers, all,

      As one of the organisers (and living outside London) I understand the issue with the venue, but it does tend to suit more than it doesn't suit, if that makes sense.

      As for notice, we did put an article out a couple of months ago but appreciate the site was relatively "quiet" until FPL went live.

  2. Fordy40
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Thoughts please ?

    Ederson-Button
    VVD-Robbo-Zinchenko-Diop-Kelly
    Salah-Siggy-Anderson-Tielemans-Dendoncker
    Vardy-Rashford-King

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I like it, but others will bemoan the lack of a second attacking big-hitter.

    2. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Perma captain Salah? I really like Vardy but I think Rashford is a bit off. Could downgrade a mid to upgrade him, or vice versa

      1. Would Ed Woodward
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I don't think I'd hesitate to captain Vardy after his hauls towards the end of last season, had the C on him for one of them then.

      2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Pretty good. Would prefer some city attack over double defence and Rashford’s too expensive imo - would downgrade and see what you can do with the extra funds

          1. Fordy40
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I just think City are far too unpredictable and there’s no telling who is certain to start in the league, except maybe Sterling. Could downgrade Rashford for Jota and upgrade Kelly to Digne or Coleman

            1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Those moves give you a benching dilemma

                1. Fordy40
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  I think I’d rather know that my subs are starters, than if Pep rotates Sane, Kdb, B Silva, D Silva, Mahrez, Gundo, which would then leave me with maybe 10 or 11 players scoring. Time for another tinker methinks

        • asquishypotato
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Ahh, this is such a shame, since London is relatively expensive to get to last minute!

          Any chance of the Northern Scouts putting something together for those that don’t make it to the big smoke?

        • Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Any interest in Matt Ritchie?

          If he plays as an attacker on the wing, he'll be gold at 5.5m in as an OOP prospect.

          Monitoring his role, could be one to watch or even start with.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Just one little problem ........

          2. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Absolutely if you can afford to bench him in the tough games.

            1. Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Look at the early rotation with Southampton and Burnley, for example.

            2. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Find me a game that isn’t tough for Newcastle

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Arsenal home for a start

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  No manager. Preseason started already. Best attacking assets sold so no outlet.

                  Newcastle are whipping boys in waiting imo. Tempted to go Auba Pukki Kane against them.

                  Point about no manager this late is serious. They’ll start 2 weeks behind everyone else.

              2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Think they are being written off prematurely - Bournemouth conceded 22 goals more than Newcastle last season, and Newcastle haven't lost any defensive players (yet anyway!). Will see what happens in pre-season of course.

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  That’s simply to argue Bournemouth are overrated in my book

                  I remember Palace starting preseason late when they had all Allardyce defence still in place. FdB lasted 4 matches. May not pan out like that but right now Newcastle are seriously weakened. Gayle up top?

                  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    This is why it is pretty pointless to do masses of RMTs and similar at the moment - so much is going to change from now until the start of the season. Newcastle could implode, get a shite manager, look crap in pre-season and lose more players, or they could look ok with a couple of decent signings and a solid manager. Too early to write anyone or any team off.

                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        APS?

                        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          😀

                      • pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Agreed pretty much

            3. The Wise Owl
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Sinking ship, avoid.

            4. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Watching brief for me with the club's situation and the early fixtures.

            5. Dr. Rog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              considered, but I think Chilwell, Shaw, Coleman, Jonny are all better options in the same bracket
              at 5m he would be a consideration

              1. The Wise Owl
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                If you're listing Shaw in that catagory, then surely AWB?

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Shaw has attacking potential- AWB is a complete unknown as an attacking force and unlikely to attract defensive baps at United as he did at Palace playing in a side that sat back

            6. asquishypotato
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Not for the first few weeks but on the list when fixtures turn. All depends on whether hey can keep it tight, and he plays forward.

            7. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              All over him mate. Especially if a defensive minded, set piece dependent manager like Steve Bruce or big Sam come in that would play him on the wing. I am building a team to bench him when they play Tottenham and Liverpool away and it looks great if my hopes for him come true

            8. Hurry Can
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              nope

          3. Kante FC
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            A: Heaton/Pope - Romeu - King
            OR
            B: Button - Maddison - Greenwood

            Rest of team is:

            Ederson - *

            Robbo - TAA - VVD - Digne - Coleman

            KDB - Siggi - * - Dendoncker - Stephens

            Kane - Vardy - *

            A would give me a full 15 players who are 1st choice for their teams in case of rotation, injuries, suspensions etc and King who is on penalties in a team who scores a lot of goals whereas B would give me Maddison who I think will score 150-170 points this year but a non playing sub keeper and a limited game time back up striker.

            1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                3 months, 13 days ago

                B. I don’t think a backup for every player is necessary at the start of the season

            2. SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              wonder if Wilson will get a 'put me back on penalties' clause in his new contract 😉

              1. The Wise Owl
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                If he can stay fit, then I'm sure that might be the case.

              2. TheSteel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                He takes them if he wins them.

              3. Little fekirs
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 13 days ago

                I reckon he takes them.

                Easy avenue to goal for their star player.

              4. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Could be likely. Considering starting both king and Wilson then dropping the one without pens

                1. Flaming Flamingo
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  What if Stanislas plays and takes the pens?

                  1. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Fraser and brooks first choice out wide

                    1. Flaming Flamingo
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      You never know with pre-season, injuries etc. Besides, even if second choice he could still be on pens for the 20/30 mins he is on the pitch.

              5. Pep Pig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                I just mentioned that possibility below mate. Apologies I didn't know it had been said.

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  😀 forgot I even posted this, great minds and all that

              6. Alli 3',17',64�…
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Pretty sure king will retain penalties otherwise what else has he got?

              7. The Sociologist
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  After taking on board some advise to forgo KDB for Sterling, how's this looking...

                  Ryan / Button
                  TAA / VVD / Digne / Zinchenko / Kelly
                  Salah / Sterling / Siggy / Noble / Dendoncker
                  Vardy / King / Greenwood

                  Zinchenko can become Walker if it looks like he isn't nailed in preseason, but I think that place is his to lose.

                  Could also consider a rotating pair of 4.5s in defense too to upgrsde Noble, but don't fancy missing out on those MCI clean sheets.

                  Any thoughts?

                  1. The Big Fella
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Are you actually expecting Greenwood to start games?

                    1. The Sociologist
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Probably not to be honest, but perhaps he's the best of a bad bunch at 4.5? Wickham could also go there if it looks like he's getting the odd start.

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          I've currently got him in my starting lineup. I don't expect him to start but Ole has insisted he'll get gametime. So my thinking is, if he comes on as a sub he could do something. If not 1 point, or 0 points. My first benchie is Donkers who'll get me a steady 2 points. So basically my gamble loses me one point a week and I might get a pleasant surprise.

                  2. pilgrimchris
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Any advice? Thinking of giving a 4-5-1 or even a 5-4-1 a run out this year.....too risky? It feels uncomfortable not to have either Kane or Aguero.

                    GK: Ryan

                    DF: Laporte - Van Dijk - Digne - TAA

                    MID: Brooks - Tielemans - Mane - Sterling - Sigurdson

                    CF: Wilson

                    Bench - Kelly, Greenwood, Nketiah, Woodman

                  3. Pep Pig
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Is anyone considering a short term move for Divock Origi at 5.5m?
                    With Mane's Senegal through to the final on Sunday, and Firmino winning the Copa, there is a great opportunity for him to play at home to Norwich and away to Southampton in the first 2 weeks.
                    He's just signed a long-term contract and still only 24. He has played on the left of an attacking 3 before now but finished the season as a hero in his more familiar no.9 slot.

                    Liverpool have a very busy pre-season starting tonight against Tranmere. If he finds the net a few times over the next few weeks and starts how he finishes last season, he could prove to be gold at the price. We know Klopp's 3 favs up top, but there is an opportunity for him and certainly if he starts in the CS against Man City on the 4th August, it could be a very shrewd move to draft him in.

                    Many of us have Josh King at 6.5m and penalty duties being a big factor. He scored 6 out of 7 penalties last season which is impressive. Though Callum Wilson started the season as penalty taker and unfortunately missed one in the opening game of the season (whilst King was on the pitch). Then got another chance in the match against Fulham which he converted (King was absent that game)

                    Apparently Bournemouth have offered Wilson a luxurious contract and will be keen to keep their star man. Is it possible that one of the perks in this contract could be penalty duties?

                    TL;DR Could Origi prove to be a better option than Josh King (or other low-friendly priced forwards) in the opening weeks?

                    1. Alli 3',17',64�…
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Yes he will probably be in my team as that’s the kind of thing I always do. Tbh whenever origi was in my team (3/4 times) he always did really well for me. Always liked him but he is very pointy though I wouldn’t recommend to anyone but me

                        1. Pep Pig
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Haha he will be much more involved this season and at 5.5, it's not the end of the world if he's benched in comparison to players like Greenwood etc. I'm only thinking short term but he could offer a lot more yet

                      • pilgrimchris
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        I like this idea and its one i've been toying with for a while now. I just can't see him not starting GW1. I also feel nervous around Mane or Salah given their international tournaments. Having said that at the moment my 3 lfc slots are covered with Mane, TAA and VVD....

                        1. Pep Pig
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          I think Egypt got knocked earlier enough to give Salah every chance of playing GW1 but I'm not sure about Mane going off how Klopp dealt with last year's WC players

                      • Slouch87 Scott Talent
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Lol "luxurious contract"

                        1. Pep Pig
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          5 year deal worth £26m is the talk... than not luxurious?

                      • Little fekirs
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        It’s very likely Origi starts GW 1 and likely performs well. I’ve had him in a few of my drafts and is definitely an option.

                        The only problem is that,
                        1) Only 2 of VVD/Salah/TAA/Robbo
                        Does having Origi outweigh missing out on another one of these guys ?

                        2) Origi could start GW1 and then that’s it and is back to in the bench. Could be hard to find a straight swap (5.5 forwards are light)

                        Have to weigh up the options.

                        1. Pep Pig
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          I guess it's mainly for those who didn't fancy a double in defence, or was thinking Mane over Salah. I'm just trying to look outside the template. Though I'm not happy with jumping on the King bandwagon just yet

                          1. Little fekirs
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            I’m avoiding King, Wilson is the Bournemouth striker you want.

                      • Christina.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        🙄

                      • I Member
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        One thing to note, the AFCON semifinals are on Sunday not the final. If Senegal win that Mane will be away for even longer.

                        1. Christina.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          if they lose he still has 3rd place play off on 17th.
                          Final 19th

                        2. Pep Pig
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Yes mate you're correct. I hadn't noticed 🙂

                      • The Big Fella
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        If Liverpool weren't the team to pick this year, yes. The problem is I have Salah, TAA and Robertson. Who do I take out for a 2 week punt? I was hoping he'd be sold so I could pick him up for 5.5m at another club where he'd be first choice. Alas! It was not to be.

                        1. Pep Pig
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          I have only toyed with the idea. Replacing a Liverpool defender for Azp with the hope Origi scores better than Robbo or TAA. I don't tend to go for short term punts and planning on not using an early WC so unless he's red hot in pre-season I won't go there. It just mixes things up a bit. Though if Liverpool do concede in their opening games it could work. It's against the template so was never going to be a popular suggestion

                    2. Wally banter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      So arsenal is losing Koscienly too?
                      In that case its better to cap whoever plays arsenal week in week out, we are already really really bad at defense and now this :/

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Ritchie captain locked in

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          🙂

                    3. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Thoughts on this slightly differential team?

                      Fabianski - 4.0
                      TAA - VVD - Laporte - Zinch - Digne
                      Salah - KDB - Pogba - Yarmolenko - doubledecker
                      Wilson - DCL - Greenwood

                      I know Ill get a lot of "Pogba + DCL -> Siggy + King" or "Pogba + Yarmo -> Fraser + Zaha/Maddison" but are those options really that much better? I think both Pogba and Yarmolenko are being overlooked, and not that keen on Siggy. Fraser is really hard to forego for me though.

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Double city defence is too much for me. If zinno is nailed might be worth doing Laporte > 4.5 and DCL > Wilson?

                        1. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Oh wait Wilson is there lol. I do like the punts you have I think Pogba can be good value. Maybe do this to upgrade donkey or greenwood though as I think you need more flexibility is my only worry

                          1. Brosstan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            I already have DCL (Yarmo GW1 though) first on the bench in most game so I dont see need to further Upgrade bench. I like having someone a bit better than a 4.5 mid as first bench, especially With players like Zinchenko and TAA in the team. Considered Jorginho but hes too much of a risk because its not certain hes on pens or even what role Lamps will give him though I think he should be a first 11 player.

                            1. Brosstan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              And Cheers for the reply 🙂

                            2. Ask Yourself
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              I feel like a good 5.5 mid will emerge soon. Meyer already showed promise. Your Pogba persistence has me thinking you know

                      2. The 5% Team
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        yeah, Pogba is high on my list as well
                        KDB on the other hand, I 'm doubtful about his fantasy value for 9.5

                        1. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Hes becoming Son in GW3 unless he absolutely smashes it out of the gates

                      3. avfc82
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        It's good to see a few alternatives thrown in. The defence is about as good as it gets. Yarmolenko is really interesting too, he could be the pick of the 6.0's if his fitness is up to speed.

                    4. BigDaveSaves
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Would appreciate some thoughts on this Aguero-less team (I know he’s not popular on here this season but I feel emotional every time I let him go). Bench will change according to pre season starters.

                      Ryan
                      TAA Robbo Digne Zinchenko
                      Salah Sterling Brooks Teilemans
                      Vardy King

                      Button Dendoncker Kelly Nketiah

                      1. Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Thats a very good Salah Sterling Vardy team. Consider Yarmo instead of Tielemans to free up .5. Dont see the point in Tielemans, hes a deep midfielder...

                      2. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        That's excellent. If you want a little more meat on your bench for when Zinky is rotated, just go for VVD or Coleman. Or I'd use that million to get Pickford.

                      3. Would Ed Woodward
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Same starting line-up as me but I have James/Zaha instead of Brooks/Tielemans.

                        • The Sociologist
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Decent team! I'd like an Everton mid in there somewhere, but feel like this will be strong anyway.

                        • timPgoodwin
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Anyone know of a serious draft league I can join? Had fun with it last year

                        • Rotation's Alter Ego
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          New Players added to FPL

                          Konsa - DEF - 4.5m - AVL

                          1. Ask Yourself
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Do we know why abraham hasn’t been added but every other player in the league has ?

                            1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              Zouma ?

                            2. CostaCoffee
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              Neither have Zouma, Mount and Reece James

                            3. NUFCAndrew
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              Guess they’re waiting to see if he stays at Chelsea, or goes out on loan again

                          2. Ask Yourself
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Do we know why abraham and zouma haven’t been added but every other player in the league has?

                            1. Andy_Social
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              Maybe Maria's lost her pen and they haven't signed something.

                              1. CostaCoffee
                                • 6 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Maria?

                                1. Andy_Social
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  MariNa. Although maybe Cech writes the cheques now.

                          3. Son of a Gunn
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Jrod ?

                            1. Ask Yourself
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              6m added yesterday

                          4. I Member
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Still no Batshuayi and Abraham. FPL seem to be waiting for more info.

                            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              It feels like a cop out. Waiting to see who will start and then pricing accordingly.

                              I can see why they do it, but I really don't think preseason will effect the prices that much. Annoying.

                              1. Ask Yourself
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Guess it’s just coming down to the first pre season game. Annoying that considering they aren’t doing it to any other team

                              2. Brosstan
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                I think its great that they do it. Less essential bargains = good for the game.

                          5. Brosstan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Essential

                        • Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          "Laurent Koscielny: Arsenal captain refuses to travel on club's US pre-season tour"
                          Oh no, take him out of your drafts, everybody. It's Rob Holding's time.

                        • Alli 3',17',64�…
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            I think bench boosting in GW1 is a great idea personally.

                            1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              *crosses that idea off of list*

                          • NUFCAndrew
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            The more I look at it, the more I think a 5 back with Vardy upfront is the way forward

                            1. CostaCoffee
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              Too boring for me

                              1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Bit harsh on NUFCAndrew.

                                1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Oh, you meant his formation.

                            2. Ask Yourself
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              So inflexible. Is and our bandwagon midfielders will be laughing at you

                            3. The 5% Team
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              good formation for a zombieteam perhaps...but for me, it kinda would take the fun out of the game

                          • CostaCoffee
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Jorginho had only 1 xA less than Robbo last season wtf

                            1. Ask Yourself
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              Hopefully abraham fixes that

                            2. The 5% Team
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              I thought he was a big time assister when at Napoli, but after some research I found this was not the case at all.

                              1. CostaCoffee
                                • 6 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                If we had a half decent striker he’d have 5+ last season

                                1. The 5% Team
                                  • 1 Year
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  yeah I know...I'm just saying, at Napoli he had some quality strikers in front of him, but never managed to get over 4 assists a year. Just a bit odd.
                                  And I agree, he could be a steal at 5.0m this season

                              2. Herculeez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                He did put it on a plate for several players last season, no one could finish, and that’s playing from deep. If Lampard decides to put Kante CDM and give Jorginho a little more freedom + pens could be a steal at 5m

                            3. The Sociologist
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Hoping he comes good this season with a bit more freedom. Got Noble for now, but keeping a keen eye on Jorginho!

                            4. Otis Kay
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              This decision is pecking my head...

                              A) Digne + Calvert-Lewin

                              B) Coleman + Deulofeu

                              (Considering I already have Siggy too)

                              1. drhurfurr
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                B

                              2. NUFCAndrew
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Digne & another 6.0

                            5. Goat
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              GW4 is the latest I have ever played my first wildcard. Therefore I am building a 4GW team and wildcarding first international break and then bringing in Kane and 3 city assets for their beautiful fixtures. Thoughts?

                              1. avfc82
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Personally, I'd get on board City now. They beat West Ham 4-0 last season. Don't think anyone would be surprised if they did it again.

                                1. Goat
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Yeah I have Sterling for now. But I’ll be getting 3 city in my wildcard

                            6. How I met your Mata
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              Ederson 4m
                              Fredricks TAA Digne VVD Taylor
                              Siggy Sterling Jorginhio Salah Deknocker
                              Vardy DCL Wickham

                              Thoughts on this?
                              Fredricks too risky to start with?
                              Noble a better 5.0 in mid?

                            7. Agueroooooo
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              RMT

                              Ederson

                              Digne VVD Robertson Laporte
                              Maddison Zaha Siggy Salah
                              Vardy King

                              Thoughts?

                              1. Andy_Social
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Yes yes yes.
                                Lock and Load.

                                Just a shame about the missing Raheem.

                                1. Agueroooooo
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  would mean degrading the whole of the defence to get him in 🙁

                                  1. Andy_Social
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    Wellll, not the whole defence. My squad's similar, got Sterling and a defence with 2xLiv and a Citizen.

                            8. Ambrosiana Inter
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              Why has free hit been scratched away?

                              1. Andy_Social
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Who'd play it GW1? It'll be in for the next one.

                              2. Laporte In A Storm
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                It hasn't. You just can't use it in GW1 so it has been hidden from some (but not all) FPL interfaces.

                              3. Pep Pig
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                It hasn't pal. You just can't use it in GW 1 😀

                            9. Naby K8a
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              Steve Bruce on his way to Newcastle. Auto captain whoever they play each GW

                              1. Andy_Social
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Yeh, they get a free pass for GW1 though. It's only Arsenal.

                                1. Markus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Yep, GW1 Almiron (c) locked 😉

                              2. Rupert The Horse
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Oh dear God, why do clubs do it?

                                1. Wild Rover
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Nobody else wants it

                              3. I Member
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                They're so getting relegated.

                            10. Alli 3',17',64�…
                                3 months, 13 days ago

                                Here’s my bench boost team for GW1:
                                Heaton - Ryan
                                VvD- Robbo - Cathcart - Smith - Coleman
                                Fraser - Moura - Mili - Sterling - Perez
                                Wilson - Vardy - Origi

                              • Better luck next year
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Please RMT

                                  Ederson Button
                                  TAA Robertson Mendy Digne Kelly
                                  Salah Zaha Gylfi Fraser KDB
                                  King Wickham Greenwood

                                  1. NUFCAndrew
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    No one on your bench plays

                                • Joyce1998
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  hows this for draft
                                  lloris
                                  vvd, robertson, coleman, walker
                                  salah, bilva, siggy, perez
                                  king, kane
                                  bench- fodders

                                • NUFCAndrew
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Any pressing issues other than Zinchenko? I think it’s his spot to lose personally.

                                  Burnley Woodman

                                  TAA VVD Digne Zinchenko Diop

                                  Salah Sterling Tielemans Brooks Dendoncker

                                  Vardy King Greenwood

                                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    Looks good on paper

                                • thisisjmd
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Hey guys.
                                  Can you help me decided?

                                  A. Fraser + King
                                  B. Brooks + Wilson

                                  Thanks! 🙂

                                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    A

                                    1. thisisjmd
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      3 months, 13 days ago

                                      Ryan (Button)
                                      Coleman TAA VVD Walker (Kelly)
                                      Siggy Stirling Perez ( ? ) (Hayden)
                                      Kun ( ? ) (Greenwood)

                                      So it would be either of A or B in the (?)

                                      A. Fraser + King
                                      B. Brooks + Wilson

                                      Thanks

                                  2. Pep Pig
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 12 days ago

                                    I think B will outscore A though again it's choosing to be different and selecting who you think will outscore the other.

                                • The Royal Robin
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 13 days ago

                                  Which would you pick, both in a 451 formation.

                                  A) Sterling & King
                                  B) KDB & Vardy

                                  1. The 5% Team
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 13 days ago

                                    A