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Scoutcast Episode 300 – Spartans

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One of these recurring themes has been the arguments that greet any cast member’s decision to Wildcard. This week’s show, ahead of Gameweek 5, is no different.

Knowing full well what may happen Joe tentatively presents his team overhaul to co-hosts Az and Neale. In Scoutcast tradition he then has defend his decisions, like one of the 300 Spartans who famously took on an army more than 2,000 years ago.

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757 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Turns
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here? King -> Pukki/Barnes/Tammy for free next week? (0.1 short of Haller)

    Pope
    Robbo - VVD - Digne - Zinchenko
    Salah - KDB - Mount - McGinn
    Aguero (c) - King
    -----
    Button - Lundstram - Dendonker - Greenwood

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Looks ok

    2. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      No hits. Pukki next week (price might even drop if he doesn't score a hattrick this week).

      1. Turns
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Yes, hoping for a blank for this reason (and because nearly all ML rivals have him)

  2. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    This is an awfully important post for my WC so please help me and forgive the repost. I guess context is important in a decision like this so please choose your preferred team thanks. I think I have enough captaincy options to justify No salah A

    A) No salah Digne:
    Pope Button
    TAA DIGNE Otamendi Söyüncü Lundstram
    MANE Kdb Dilva James Cantwell
    Auba Haller Pukki

    B) Salah no Digne but perfect defensive rotation:
    Pope Button
    TAA Otamendi Lundstram SCHÄR Söyüncü
    SALAH Kdb Dilva James Cantwell
    Auba Haller Pukki

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      The one with Mo and Fabian

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

        You looking at Fabian at all? Amazing finisher and your fixtures from GW10 are beautiful

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

      A for me (just), but both nice teams

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

        Thanks mate

    4. Stormbringer22
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I personally prefer B. I really like your attacking options. Defensively, I feel like you can make B work even without Digne. Once LEI start the good run of fixtures, you are likely to play TAA, Otamendi, and Soyuncu.

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

        Yeah the rotation works really well but just worried about Digne hauls. I think Salah over Mane hauls are more likely though

    5. Bigdshane
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B

    6. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Both are awesome teams. I'd prefer B) just, as I think Ota is almost like for like to Digne

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

        Ota is in both mate sorry I shouldn’t have messed with the order x

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Still B, but closer

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

            Cheers m8

    7. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A (fewer moving parts)

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

        Thank you but what do u mean about the moving parts lol x

        1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Minimise rotation. Can get in Schar later.

    8. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A, just because doubt you'll start Schar much anyway for a while

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

        He starts GW6 then fairly regularly from GW10 in the rotation. Digne has decent long term fixtures alternatively and Soy/lunny can fill in on the less favourable fixtures. Thanks for being so helpful in my WC dilemmas mate x

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          The fixtures from 10 look ok in principle, but still a bunch of teams likely to score (except maybe villa) WOL, whu, BOU, avl, MCI. Don't think I'd spend 5m on a newcastle def in that situation, but may well be proven wrong.

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

            Aye of course he’d rotate nicely with Söyüncü in that time frame so don’t worry too much. But yes I feel like he’ll get a fair few 2 pointers

    9. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I know this isn’t the answer to the ? But D Silva not a concern?

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

        Not a major one. Should be starting this week after a full 2 week rest and Gundogan injury. Is club captain too and first choice alongside KDB in midfield. Happy to take Cantwell from the bench when he is rested

    10. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B

    11. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B imo. Digne overrated

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Would rather have Coleman from everton. Better value

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I always told that to myself as a non owner but he’s annoyingly hard to ignore. As a Coleman over Digne owner for the first 4 games I can tell you he absolutely is not better value

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Digne has overperformed massively so far with xA hasnt he? Lucky to get cleans too

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

            I don’t buy too much into this, he’s deserved his assists and he is a very unique FPL defender with immense attacking threat because of his left foot. Everton’s defence is poo though I do agree and probably not worth spending 6.1m on.

          2. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            one of the best crosses of the ball in the league and gets forward a lot. on set pieces and most shots out of any defender in league. plays in a decent defence

    12. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B for me

    13. Justin Credibles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A for me

  3. fakelund
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    GTG?

    Pope
    TAA - Zinchenko - Digne
    McGinn - Mane (c) - Lanzini - Sterling
    Barnes - Kane - Pukki

    Heaton - Lundstram - Dendoncker - Kelly

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

      Yeah nice

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      No. Captain Raheem

      1. Bigdshane
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Raheem played 2 internationals and city playing cl on Tuesday so Raheem might be rested. Mane better option imo

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          3 internationals

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Or was it 2? Either way there is chance he is rested. Mane is the better choice imo and that's what I'm doing

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Is this worth a hit experts? 🙂

    Moura+VvD >> KDB+Pieters (-4)?

    Heaton
    TAA • Digne • VvD • Zinch
    Salah • Sterling • Mount • Moura
    Pukki • Haller
    (Pope, Greenwood, Dendonk, Rico)

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I’m into it

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Prefer Lowton personally as think pieters is at risk from Taylor but yeah decent moves

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Lowton nailed?

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

          More so than pieters I would imagine. Lowton’s competition is old a shite Bardsley

    3. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Sounds good

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers bro

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

      Yep. I expect LIV cleanie, but KDB could well outscore Moura (who probably wont start) by a fair margin

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Well I'm not a fan for my side, but if you are happy switching to Soyuncu in gw9ish (fixtures turn) it could be gold. Him and Boly are my favourite 5m or less players.
        But Pieters feels like a nice punt for now and easy get out move too.

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Reply fail - should be below to Brucey

    5. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Play Pope over Heaton imo

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        And what about the move? Double Burnley defence?

  5. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Rate my team for this week, any changes needed??

    Pope (button)
    Vvd, digne, lund, (Montoya), (rico)
    Salah, sterling, kdb, mount, lanzini
    Jimenez, pukki, (Greenwood)

    1.2 ITB, 1 Ft.

    1. Bigdshane
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Jimmy to Haller maybe

    2. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Could be good. Interesting to see what Jimi can do against Chelsea with no Thursday/Sunday.

  6. Jeanz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Sorry to hear about your doggo, Jonty

  7. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    How many minutes did Mount and Barkley play last night? I was planning on doing Trossard to Mount but no point if he is not going to play either......

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

      Mount 7 mins, coming on for Barkley (83 mins)

  8. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Best Trossard replacement between?

    Mount
    James
    H. Wilson
    Iwobi (or someone else below 6.7)

    1. Stormbringer22
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Logically, it would be Mount. I really like H Wilson, but he is not a guaranteed starter.

      1. Greenbackbøøg…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Who is vying for his spot? I thought he was more or less nailed on

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

          An insane manager who thinks he’a Clever is his problem, plus Brooks is back very soon. James for me

  9. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Captain who?

    a. Salah
    b. Kun
    c. Stirling

    Cheers

    1. Victor6359
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      C for me

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      b

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      C for me too

    4. Bigdshane
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A

    5. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      What is the rationale behind those saying C? I am captaining Mane of Sterling because there is good chance he is rested and you guys would captain him over fully rested Kun and Salah?

    6. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Tough decision I see lol.

    7. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B

    8. luk46
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Imagine not giving the armband to Salah at Anfield!

    9. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      b

  10. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Been away for a while. Any ideas here? Got 1ft and 0.4m

    Pope — heaton
    Taa vvd digne zincheko — rico
    Sterling kdb perez — cantwell docker
    King Kane pukki

    A: Perez >> 6.7m mid
    B: Something else? Open to suggestions

    1. Turns
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Perez -> Mount/James/Lanzini

    2. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Perez is like an ancient relic nowadays

  11. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Play 2 out of these 4:
    A) Lundstram
    B) Diop
    C) Guilbert
    D) Cantwell

    1. Bigdshane
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      AC

  12. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Best sub 4.7m defender? Playing 4-4-2 most weeks.

    Heaton - Pope
    TAA - Digne - Zinch - XXX - Rico

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

      Has to be a Burnley lad mate with the fixtures

    2. Turns
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      One of the Burnley boys short-term, and Soyuncu when LEI fixtures turn good

    3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Lowton

    4. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Lowton, and upgrade Rico to Lundstram and you have a solid defence

    5. theswallow1965
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Mings/Pieters/Lund/Soy

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Why Pieters over Lowton?

        1. theswallow1965
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          You could add Lowton too, I overlooked him as I have Pieters and pretty happy with his returns so far for only 0.1 more.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            True. I heard he was very lucky to date but has scored decent

  13. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Best captain choice out of these...

    Salah
    Aguero
    Sterling
    Kdb

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

      Aguero or Salah this week given no international involvement

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Stirling and Kdb should not be on that list

    3. theswallow1965
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I thought I was nailed on Sterling this week, but after playing 2 x internationals and UCL next week, I'm tempted to go Salah.

  14. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I am selling Trossard. I am being Mount and James. I am heavily leaning towards Mount and James has only just occurred to me in the last 30 mins or so. Does anybody have a strong opinion either way?

    1. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Mounts next 2 games and the fact most his shots are outside the box are putting me off him a bit

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Well, I have a budget of 6.8m - who would you go for?

        1. Greenbackbøøg…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Mount is still a good option of course, I'm still undecided. I also like Lanzini and Wilson atm

          1. The Big Fella
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            I am undecided too. I am not getting Lanzini and Wilson I don't know enough about. Mount, James and perhaps Wilson in the mix then. FML.

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

        This is true. However, Mount has more potential for assists via key passes (2 per 90 vs 0) and corners.

    2. Stormbringer22
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Both of them are really good options. I have Mount in my team but will be looking to bring James in as well in the future if he keeps this up.

    3. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      James for now and look at Mount again in a couple of weeks.

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah Chelsea's games pick up in two weeks. Hmmmmm tough one

  15. 03farmboy
    4 months, 8 days ago

    What do you guys think of my WC team? Any tips of suggestions would be appreciated

    Pope
    Digne, Matip, zinchenko, lundstram
    Salah, sterling, De Bruyne
    Vardy, Abraham, Barnes

    Button, kelly, dendoncker, Hayden

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Nice enough

      No taa could hurt though and bench might be a bit thin when Kelly is dropped.

    2. Stormbringer22
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I would rather see Haller in there (possibly instead of Abraham). Also, I am personally not keen on Matip since I feel like Joe Gomez will start rotating with Matip soon (especially once the CL starts).

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

      I would worry about Matip's nailed-ness with only Kelly (also not nailed) on your bench.

      Vardy, Matip -> Haller, TAA

      1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        This, I think.

      2. Stormbringer22
        4 months, 8 days ago

        My point exactly 🙂

  16. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Pick two long term:

    A) Sterling

    B) KDB

    C) Aguero

    1. Bigdshane
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      AB

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A b

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Probably A/B

    4. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A, B

    5. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Fair point. KDB and Aguero will prob end up with the same points but KDB is 2.3 cheaper. Aguero has more captain potential though

    6. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      AB for me

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

      A & B

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Watford assets will be very tasty with Quiche coming in. Yum!

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

      Bring back Ighalo

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Quiche. I had a lovely Stilton and Butternut squash one t'other day

  18. Richarlison_fan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    hi everyone it is wednesday

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

      It's Thursday in New Zealand

  19. WE ARE RANGERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Am I GTG? Pukki on bench!

    Adrian
    Trent Maitland-Niles Lundstram Robbo Emerson
    Sterling De Bruyne McGinn
    Haller Aguero (c)

    Heaton, Pukki, Cantwell, Dendonkey

    1. Justin Credibles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Emerson injured? Rest looks good.

      1. WE ARE RANGERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Maybe, then I get Pukki on which is maybe not a bad thing given the ownership

    2. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Lundstram over Pukkhi?

  20. as33
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Emerson>Otamendi?

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

      Only if Emerson is ruled out for a while

  21. Justin Credibles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Hi All,

    Thoughts on my current wildcard;

    Ryan Button
    Digne Zinchenko Pieters Mings Lunstram
    Sterling Mane KDB Son Dendoncker
    Abraham Barnes Ayew

    Too much in midfield and too little up top? Would something like this be better;

    Ryan Button
    5.5 mil Zinchenko Pieters Mings Lunstram
    6 mil Sterling KDB Son Dendoncker
    Abraham Barnes Kane or Auba
    Any comments welcomed

    Cheers

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Top one as it has Liv attack.

  22. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Best Replacement for Moura (0.5 in bank)

    A. Dilva
    B. Siggy/Richarlison
    C. Fraser
    D. Other

    Pope
    vvd, Robbo, Digne
    Sterling, Salah, Moura, Robinson, Mount
    Pukki, Haller
    Heaton, Montoya, Greenwood, Kelly,

    1. Justin Credibles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Pulisic, Mount, Maddison?

      1. JoeSoap
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks. Have Mount and not keen on Leicester's fixtures.

  23. jomikijiq
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Bench one

    A) Montoya
    B) Lundstram
    C) Pukki

    1. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Montoya

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I have those 3 and currently benching Montoya

  24. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Stones, otamendi and mendy all training
    Tough to pick one

    1. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      This could be the week where Zinchenko is dropped

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        So this is this season's "Alonso will be dropped for Emerson" then? People have been saying it since gw1..

        1. Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Mendy has been on full training for a month. Now he is ready! He will make way to starting 11 slowly now

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

        I can't see Mendy starting. Maybe he gets subbed on after 60 mins and that's just speculation.

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Ota is the easy choice here

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Ota overhyped here on ffs

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          5.4m defender in best team in the league

          1. Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Stones too

        2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 8 days ago

          What do you mean lol

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

      Otamendi is the most nailed and offers goal threat on set pieces.

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      ota > stones > mendy

  25. The Mighty Whites
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    1FT, 0.3 ITB-

    Pope, Button

    VVD, Digne, AWB, Montoya, Diop

    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Martial, Dendoncker

    Pukki, Barnes, Greenwood

    A- AWB to Otamendi
    B- Martial to James
    C- Something else?

    1. luk46
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A just

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

      Wait for news on Martial. A looks good.

  26. as33
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Any news on Martin Kelly?

  27. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Best CB in the Premier League era?

    A) Adams
    B) Terry
    C) Campbell
    D) Van Dijk
    E) Kompany
    F) Ferdinand
    G) Vidic
    H) Stam

    1. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Between Rio or VVD for me

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Hard to compare VVD to those lads after two seasons at pool. He very well could be the best in a few more years though if he keeps performing as he is.

    2. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Hard to argue against Terry in my opinion

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Easy to imo. Was brilliant as a leader but not better than the boys on that list at defending though.

    3. Stormbringer22
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Rio or Terry. The combination of Rio, Vidic, and van der Saar was something to behold though...

    4. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Ferdi.

    5. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      vidic

    6. RichardNixon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      How do you choose one!! Vidic when he was at his peak for me but the likes of Terry, Adams, Ferdinand did it for longer. VvD well on his way but needs a couple more consistent seasons and needs to win the league to be considered imo. All the others have won the Premier League multiple times

    7. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Perhaps Rio

    8. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      soyuncu

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Lovren

    9. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Rio

      1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Couldn't go for any active player and he just won so much over such a long time.

    10. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      United went 14 consecutive games without conceding a single goal. That defence of Van der Sar, Evra, Ferdinand, Vidic, Neville/O'Shea/Rafael was just incredible, and won so much. I would go Ferdinand. They did have players like Carrick, Scholes, Hargreeves shielding, and forwards like Ronaldo, Rooney, Tevez, Berbatov to give the opposition reason to hold back, but he was such a leader, a great passer, and a great defender. He had it all.

      Kompany was amazing in his prime, but was too often injured.

      1. RichardNixon
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Chelsea in Mourinho's first season conceded 15 goals in total!! (including 8 conceded in the first 27 games)! Can't see this record being broken.

        Agree on Ferdinand though, and that Utd side in general. Vidic and Ferdinand was probably the best defensive partnership in the PL era

        1. RichardNixon
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Just googled this. Cech kept 24 clean sheets for the season with Chelsea that year which is a record. The record for most consecutive clean sheets is Van de Sar with 14 as mentioned by Giggs Boson. Man Utd conceded 24 goals for the season in that year

    11. Kane Lane
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Ledley King

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Great call - a superb player cut down before his prime.

    12. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Rio for me

      If VVD maintains that standard for another couple of seasons he's definitely up there too

      Stam Vidic Campbell - all absolute top top drawer too

    13. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      All were, or are, great stoppers. Rio and Van Dijk, I would argue, could play a bit - i.e. run with the ball and beat a man. Adams was a superb captain. Terry was a great passer of the ball. Kompany could do a bit of everything. They all score(d) goals.
      I've seen Moore play and I reckon Van Dijk could be as good, and he's deceptively quick. So it's VVD for me.

    14. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I'd go John Terry.

      A leader, and brilliant, aggressive centre-back who was also superb on the ball. Right foot, left foot, heading, blocking etc, he could do it all. Only thing he lacked was pace, but he very, very rarely got caught out.

    15. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Cheers all - some great insights! Between Terry and Ferdinand for me

    16. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Rio

    17. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      VVD needs to play at least 2/3 seasons to be in this list.
      Vidic imo.

  28. Kane Lane
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Hi All,

    Ryan
    Van D Digne Lun
    Salah Mount Kdb Sterling Anderson
    Abraham Pukki

    Button. AWB. Kelly. Wickham.

    Good to go? I was going to get rid off AWB to Kola or Bank next week bring in Barnes and Arsenal mid for free for wickham and Anderson

    1. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      GTG. Looks like you have a plan.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Looks good!

  29. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Best move here?

    Heaton McGovern
    VVD Zinky Coleman Soyuncu Rico
    Salah Sterling KDB Dendoncker Cantwell
    Jimenez Pukki Greenwood

    1 Ft 3.5 itb

    A. Rico + Jimenez > TAA + Haller (-4)?
    B. Rico > TAA
    C. Jimenez + Zinchenko > Kun (c) + Lundstram (-4).
    D. Any other suggestions welcome

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      b or coleman to Digne

    2. Bobby e Tony (Kanchelskis)
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B, just such a huge upgrade.

  30. CL4PTRAP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Great Scoutcast. Neale's differential pick and Joe slashing it apart the highlight of the show. Congrats on 300 gents.