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Scoutcast Episode 296 – Last of the Summer Wine

The Scoutcast is back with Joe, Az and Luke joined by original host Granville to mark a landmark moment in the show’s history.

At the 296 episode mark the Scoutcast has finally delivered more shows than long running British TV sitcom Last of the Summer Wine

This achievement had long been a goal of Granville and fellow original host and Fantasy Football Scout creator Mark Sutherns over the years.

Here Granville looks back at the show’s history, including its memorable early hat-tricks and features. 

He also finds time to chat about the forthcoming campaign by revealing his ‘old school’ team. Meanwhile, Az is daring to be different once again with his ‘poetic’ ode to Sheffield United’s players. Luke is looking to be more ‘dullard’ this season by shackling his daredevil instincts. As for Joe, he thinks he’s created his usual boring and safe collection of players, only to be told by his co-hosts that he’s actually turned maverick. 

Goalkeeper tactics also get an airing as does the huge array of potential mid priced stars in midfield and attack, who could be a gold mine of points this season. Well, in theory anyway.

Elsewhere, Luke looks at the best mid-term differential by joining Az in his love affair with promoted sides and Joe takes in the best teams in terms of clean sheets over August and early September.

Last of the Summer Wine has now been beaten but will our crew be dogged by some late summer whining at the end of Gameweek 1?

This Scoutcast was first beamed live via our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to get notified of future live episodes.

If you’re a traditional type, you can acquire the mp3 audio version via this link or the first player below. Or you can take in the full visual experience via the second player below.

In addition, the Scoutcast and all our other podcasts are now also available via our Soundcloud channel.

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

    Afternoon People! Thoughts?
    Pope(Button)
    Digne,Van,Zinc(Guilbert,Lund)
    Fraser,Salah,Moura,Perez,KDB
    Auba,Adams(Wickham)

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

      Kinda like this, different but still good.

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

        Cheers Bro!

    2. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      That's a brilliant team.

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

        Cheers Bro!

    3. Mkhi Mouse Operation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Solid team. And good to see one of my fellow Guilbert owners

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

    A) Robbo, TAA & Fraser
    B) VVD, TAA & Siggy
    C) Robbo, VVD & Siggy

    opinions?

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

      Prefer A (That's what i've gone for 🙂 )

    2. Point-one short
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      A

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

    Started a bit of a debate on P13 about needing two captaincy options. Give us a hand here please?

    Ederson
    TAA, VVD, Walker, Digne, KWP
    Sterling, Richar, Moura, Tielemans
    Wilson (c)

    McGovern, Haller, Wilshere, Greenwood

    Above team or do the following moves;
    Walker > 4.0 def
    Tielemans > Hayden
    Richar > Salah

  4. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    BREAKING: Juventus accept £35 million bid from Wolverhampton Wanderers for Danielle Rugani. The deal is likely to be completed today. #Wolves #Juve

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

      Same Rugani Arsenal were looking to sign on loan (might have my names mixed up)

  5. GBB
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Think I'm there....

    GK: Ryan
    DEF: Robbo, Digne, Cahill
    MID: Salah, Sterling, Martial, Ceballos, Trossard
    ATT: Kane, King

    Sub: Stekelenburg, Guilbert, Lundstram, Greenwood

    Thoughts: good rotating defence (will not have to sub for 10 GW's at last). Just in doubt about Ceballos and Trossard. Could also do McGinn and Barkley, for example...

  6. Tube!!
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone interested?…...

    Rojo > Everton
    Andy Carroll > Newcastle
    Luiz > Arsenal
    Sessengon > Spurs

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Only Sessegnon if he’s a defender, Luiz also interests me towards Zouma

  7. Kobayashy
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Which one is better for the first few weeks? Also have Fraser, if that makes any difference:

    A. Zinchenko (playing 4-5-1: Wickham on bench)

    B. King (playing 3-5-2: Rico on bench)

  8. Schliegs
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    This whole Wilson and King thing is killing me, can someone please help.
    Give me something that ultimately decides it for me.

    1. Point-one short
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Get Wilson.

      1. Pinky and De Bruyne
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        King is a donkey

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

      Well what can you do with the extra 1.5m?

    3. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I personally think Wilson is worth the £1.5m over him, but King is still a viable option. Wilson much higher PPG and higher form pre season. If he fails transfer him to Haller when you want.

  9. FF Dirtbag
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Zaha or Fraser?

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

      Fraser from the start, can easily move after first two to zaha

    2. Point-one short
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Fraser unless Zaha goes to Everton. Zaha not in training this morning...

  10. Pinky and De Bruyne
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Jiménez unreal value at 7.5

    1. Point-one short
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Jota better value at 6.5 playing up top. But Wolves fixtures are awful, and they have europa and cutrone who may impact minutes for either. Not planning either for now.

  11. dshv
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    panic before the start...

    Heaton

    Walker - robbo - vvd - digne

    Salah - fraser - sterling - perez

    Jota - wilson

    Tell me what can i change

    1. Pinky and De Bruyne
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      spurs cover

  12. FlashGilbert
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Play Cathcart or Montoya for GW1?

    Will be my two rotating 4.5s.

    Brighton and Watford play each other...

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Cathcart- at home, goal threat, better chance of Cs

  13. dynamike
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Heaton (button)

    TAA Robbo Digne KWP (4.0)

    Salah KDB Siggy Barkley (4.5)

    Kane King (4.5)

    Going off barkley & Siggy
    Maybe Fraser/martial & perez??

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Go Fraser & Perez.

  14. Pinky and De Bruyne
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Digne --> KWP to upgrade King to Wilson ?

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      No

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

    Hayden as fodder, or Dendoncker?

    1. Pinky and De Bruyne
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Dend

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      If Wolves sign a mid then Hayden otherwise Den

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

      Dendonker.

  16. 4zim
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    A or B?
    A)
    Ederson / button
    TAA Robbo Zinchenko / Dunk Ludstrom
    Salah KDB Siggy Perez / Dendonker
    Wilson Barnes Jota

    B)
    Ryan / Button
    Robbo VVD LaPorte / Dunk Ludstrom
    Salah KDB Siggy Perez Moura
    Wilson Barnes / Wickham

    Also if B) Wickham vs Greenwood and Ryan or Pope?

  17. Kobayashy
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Which player is better for the first few weeks? Also have Fraser, if that makes any difference:

    A. Zinchenko (playing 4-5-1: Wickham on bench)

    B. King (playing 3-5-2: Rico on bench)

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      A

      1. Kobayashy
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Thank you. Zinchenko is a rotation risk after 2-3 weeks however, which might be a concern.

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah.

  18. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Thoughts on this please?

    Pope
    TAA VVD Digne
    Salah Sterling Martial Perez
    King Wilson Wesley

    Button Rico Montoya Dendoncker

    1. Kobayashy
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Not sure about TAA over Robertson personally, or Wesley, but the rest looks decent. I'd be tempted to switch bench order too.

  19. BlzE_94
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Is Moura a starter for spurs?

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

      In GW1 AND GW2, yes. Then Son comes back.

  20. eduk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    RMT

    Heaton (Stekelenburg)
    Robertson TAA VVD (Lundstram, Kelly)
    Sterling Tielemans De Bruyne Perez (Dendoncker)
    Jota Kane King

    Put this Salah-less team together, not sure if I like it or not.

  21. avolaris
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Hello, just looking for some advice and opinions on my squad, have the option of trading walker for Zinchenko to free up 0.5 to upgrade defense. Or even downgrading de bruyne to bernardo silva to upgrade more.

    Alisson (Button)
    TAA, Walker, Ake, Kelly (Lundstram)
    Salah, De Bruyne, Lucas Moura, Perez (Hayden)
    Aubameyang, Wilson (Wickham)

    1. Ped doggy woof
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Kelly to Dunk?

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

    Which GK to start with:

    a) Pope
    b) Heaton

  23. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    No move for Zaha, shame. He'd have been a bargain somewhere like Arsenal

    1. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Palace were demanding around 100m for him. Would be an fpl bargain but a stupid transfer in reality.

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

    My team is pretty much set and ready to go; I am down to one final dilemma;

    A) DF - Coleman
    ST - Wilson
    0M in bank
    B) DF - Digne
    ST - King
    1M in bank

    1. 442lion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 4 days ago

      B

  25. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Final questions for my WC:

    1. A) Trossard B) Mount
    2. A) Cantwell B) Dendoncker
    3. A) Dunk B) Montoya