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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. Leeds2116
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Ryan - Button

    Lundstram - Rico - VVD - Walker - Digne

    KDB - Perez - Salah - Barkley - Norwood

    Wilson - Jota - Kane

    Hey guys out of 10? Worried about those 2 4 mil def...

    1. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Very nice team but Barkley is a semi-punt and having no Sterling would worry me a lot.

      8/10 l guess.

      1. Leeds2116
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks mate

        1. OLLY G
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          You're welcome. I really want a Salah, Sterling and Kane team, but it feels too unbalanced to me.

          1. Leeds2116
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            yeah same lol

            Dont wanna sacrifice in DEF

    2. Wardinator
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      City have signed Cancelo who will be rotating with Walker

      1. Leeds2116
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Who to get instead?

        1. OLLY G
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Zinchenko looks like he will start and i'm expecting Stones to partner Laporte too.

          1. Leeds2116
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Is laportae injuded?

            1. OLLY G
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              He had a knock but Pep said he was only rested on Sunday as a precaution and he returned to training yesterday. I would expect him to start GW1.

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Having no bench is very risky

      1. Leeds2116
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        All 3 could start though?

  2. Godfrey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Camarasa at 5.0 🙁

    1. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      inevitable but still sad

    2. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Shame

  3. The Pope
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Last part to my team- please reply 🙂

    1. Zinchenko & Kean
    2. Laporte & Wesley

    1. OLLY G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I would prefer A personally.

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      2 to start with (if laporte is fit)

  4. yanky
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Pope Button
    Robbo VVD Digne Zinchenko Lundstrom
    Salah Sterling Perez Trossard Doncker
    King Wilson Wesley

    0.5m in bank, how to strengthen

    a) Button > Heaton
    b) Wesley > Jota/Wood
    c) Trossard Wesley > 8m (Siggy/Moura?) 4.5 striker
    d) leave as is

  5. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Who is the best 4m defender atm? Seen a look of Rico in RMTs now.

    Thanks.

    1. chr12345
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Rico and Lundstrom seem to be popular

    2. VAR Star
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Probably Rico but none are nailed for long it seems.

    3. The Pope
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      In this order: Rico lundstrum Kelly

  6. VAR Star
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Mings 4.5m, Montoya 4.5m and Diop 4.5m

    Do they seem decent enough as rotating options alongside two premium defenders and a premium keeper?

    Is Taylor at Burnley an alternative?

    Any comments welcomed.

    1. Eriksen Maestro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Guulbert

      1. VAR Star
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Over Mings? Is he nailed?

      2. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Mings is more nailed

        1. VAR Star
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks!

    2. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Cathcart another decent 4.5 option

      1. VAR Star
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks, Jelly

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

      i like Targett, attacking potential

  7. chr12345
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Bottomed... Emerson worth a punt or stick with alternative £5.5ms?

  8. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Which do you prefer:

    A) Zinchenko & Dendoncker (Dendoncker as a sub)
    B) Rotating 4.5’a (1plays each week) & Dendoncker (Dendoncker as a sub)
    C) Robinson & 4.5 defender (4.5 defender as sub)

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

    Placeholder for Son

    A) KDB (whu, TOT)
    B) Fraser (SHU, avl)
    C) Moura (AVL, mci)
    D) Other

  10. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    New FPL players added!

    Ajeti - WHU - 6.0m - FWD
    Gomes - WAT - 4.5m - GK
    Welbeck - WAT - 6.0m - FWD
    Sidibé - EVE - 5.5m - DEF
    Camarasa - CPL - 5.0m - MID

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

      where is Cancelo?!

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Manchester I assume

        (Guessing more players will be added over the day)

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

          I think they never do this twice a day, but maybe it will be different due to deadline day

    2. Eriksen Maestro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Interesting camarasa

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Sidibe 5.5 lol that will make Coleman even more of a differential. Still no tomori?

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I wonder if they still think he might go to Everton so are waiting - Luiz should kill that deal though.

        Probably gets a price after deadline

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Yeah that’s annoying. With DL leaving he could well find himself starting this season so got my eye out hoping for 4.5

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        If Tomori never comes...

        1. MosF94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Should be your team name

    4. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      6 for Welbeck, yikes....

    5. VAR Star
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Thanks for this

    6. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Ajeti at 6.0 m. is ridiculous.

    7. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Ajeti, Welbeck, Sidibe all look overpriced.
      Can't see Welbeck scoring more points than Isaac Success did last year, and Sidibe is a squad player.

      Cam at 5 could be an interesting option later on if Zaha leaves, although as I recall penalties made up a lot of his points

  11. United10
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Jota was substituted early a lot last season, with the arrival of Cutrone, could he be pushed out wide and rested more?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Nah - he will have a huge season and grab Europe's attention is my prediction.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        This, one to own of the 6.5.

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Of course.

  12. Eriksen Maestro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    How she looking fellas?

    Pope/Heaton

    VVD, TAA, Digne / Lundstrom, Rico

    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Martial / Hayden

    Wilson, Wood, Jota )

    1. Eriksen Maestro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Sorry Stones instead of Digne

  13. tempest
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I don’t fancy Liverpool this year. Does this make my team silly or does it simply mean I can use funds elsewhere like below?

    Right then fellas... my first RMT if the season.... loving all feedback.

    Kepa
    Digne/ VVD/ Ake/ Zin
    Sterling/ Bilva/ Perez/ Fraser
    Kane/ Wilson

    Button/ Kelly/ Dendonker/ Long

    Got a million to use for improvements

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      What are you basing that on?

      If Liverpool do terribly you are in for a great season. If Liverpool perform anywhere near last season you are in a world of pain

    2. Godfrey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Reason why you don't fancy Liverpool?

    3. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Liverpool would need to have a meltdown for this approach to pay off. Don't see it myself.

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Or just the introduction of VAR

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Okidoke.

    4. VAR Star
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A massive punt on little evidence it has to be said.

      1. tempest
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        All fair comments... mix...
        - player values over priced for me
        - last year got lucky and no injuries, slightly false position
        - pre season looked poor

        Anyway, offending Liverpool fans aside, thoughts on the team?

        1. VAR Star
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Some really nice picks

    5. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      So by having no Salah you can get Kane... Kepa and... Ake? Doesn't seem worth it.

  14. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    https://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Sport/Football/Premier+League

    It's that time of year again boys and girls 🙂

  15. Outatime
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    A) Kelly + B.Silva
    B) Zinchenko + Trossard

  16. Leeds2116
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Is deulofeu starting or is he injureded?

    1. Gommy
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Presser at 1:30pm may give us more clarity. I feel he'll start.

  17. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    What would you change an why, many thanks!

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

    McGovern, Haller, Wilshere, Greenwood

    0.5 ITB = Walker > Laporte or McGovern to back up playing GK

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

      Walker -> Laporte and G2G

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No Salah start again.

  18. FC Bama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Last puzzle piece (until tonight:)

    Siggy and King
    OR
    A Perez and Wilson?

    Thanks!

    1. sir_chris
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I'm on the second one

  19. Samian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    What makes people so sure that Pope is first choice? I know he was injured last year and is clearly the better player but him and Joe Hart had an equal amount (270) of pre season minutes. Doesn't this indicate a significant level of risk, especially if you have a non-playing backup?

    1. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I have wondered the same, which is why Heaton is my budget GK pick

    2. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Hart played first half of the season and after it was clear that he isn’t as good as Pope/Heaton

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

      Because Hart is a terrible goalkeeper

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yet he still gets game-time wherever he is. Ignorance is bliss I suppose.

  20. WD27
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone thinking of mahrez if sane out for a while? Surely he fairly nailed?

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      If Sane wasn’t even nailed why do you think Mahrez will be now?

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Came back late tho

  21. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Any advice?

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Zinchenko Coleman
    Salah(c) Sterling(v) KDB Pérez
    King Jota

    Stekelenburg Rico Dendoncker Wickham

    1. VAR Star
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Maybe Greenwood over Wickham

  22. Chilli Heatwave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Coleman and AWB
    Or
    Digne and KWP

    1. Azzastaan
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      B

    2. danlynch13
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

    3. Gommy
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

  23. Azzastaan
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Ederson
    Robertson VVD Digne Dunk
    Barkley Sterling Salah Perez
    Ayew Kane

    Rmt cheers

  24. XabiAlonso
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Triple liv defence for me.
    Risky or genius

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Potentially both but definitely risky

  25. Eastman
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    A.Deeney
    B. Woods

  26. danlynch13
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    How does this look?

    Pope/4.0
    Trent/VVD/Coleman
    Salah/Perez/Sterling/Fraser/Moura
    Wilson/Adams

    Lundstrom/Gibson/Greenwood

    Thanks

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

    HI All,

    Any help here would be appreciated.

    Pope (Button)
    Digne/Robbo/Gomez/Zinc (Lunds)
    Salah/Sterldog/Barkley/Perez (Dend)
    King/Kane (Greenwood)

    I really want Wilson over King but i would have to drop Digne for Montoya to free up the 1.5m do you think its worth it?

    1. Jässi
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No, rather have King + Digne.

    2. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Sure about Gomez playing?

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

        Worth the punt i think VVD is to much imo

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Wilson is the one to have.

  28. Schliegs
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone know anything about Martinelli?

    1. cjk17
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      He's had some bright spells in pre season. Expect him to get some minutes from the bench but won't start.

  29. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Which player that you have dissed all pew-season are you now seriously considering bringing in before the deadline?

    AWB for me

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Salah lol

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Josh King

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Seeing King appear in a lot of teams today. I'm put off by his start last season

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        He was my GW1 captaincy punt last season after great preseason form, going him over Wilson wasnt the smartest but Im doing it again lol

  30. Leeds2116
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Stones worth a punt?

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

      Zinc a better option