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Scoutcast Episode 300 – Spartans

After around a decade of shows the Scoutcast has reached the momentous 300 episode mark.

From its origins, when Mark and Granville used to find time to podcast during their lunch break at work, to the live stream video version of today, the Scoutcast has long been a staple part of Fantasy manager’s lives.

But while the cast and technology has changed the issues remain the same.

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.

Elsewhere, the crew take a look back at some of the many mistakes and small successes of Gameweek 4 and how they plan to turn their fortunes around this coming weekend.

Kevin De Bruyne’s captaincy credentials, the best clean sheet prospects and Arsenal’s fixtures are among issues on the bill.

The crew also reveal what factors they use when making decisions, which covers everything from the growth of expected stats to the eye and even ‘ear test’.

Meanwhile, Neale’s differential shout for September and October ensures the arguments continue.

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

    Who will you sell awb for? And can afford someone 6.1 or lesser. And also will you sell walker for vvd then or matip?

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

      Keep AWB, get VVD.

  2. Rihanovic
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    A) Aguero, Eriksen and Pepe.
    B) Auba, Son and KDB.
    C) Sterling, Eriksen and Laca.
    On WC.

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

      D - none of the above would be my choice.

      Of those options presented I guess B

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

      A is a bit maverick

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

      Very cool. B for me

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

      Interesting. What’s full front 8?

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

        Salah, Lanzini, Cantwell, Abraham and Ayew.

  3. zhiren
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Reposting..So...I have this WC team with 0.7 ITB. Should I go...

    A) Abraham -> Haller + 0.4 ITB
    B) Dunk -> Maitland-Niles + 0.1 ITB
    C) Keep 0.7 ITB

    Pope // Skeletenburg
    Dunk Otamendi TAA Digne // Lunds
    Sterling Salah KDB Mount // Cantwell
    Abraham Pukki // Greenwood

    1. Glokollur nr.1
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. zotter
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Greenwood to Ayew ? At least he starts

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

    Which team
    Pope
    TAA Digne Zinchenko
    Maddison KDB Mane Mcginn
    Haller Agüero Barnes

    Bench: Button, Cantwell, Rico, Lundstram

    Or

    Pope
    TAA, Digne, Maitland-Niles
    James, Maddison, Salah, KDB, Mount
    Barnes, Agüero

    Bench: Button, Rico, Lundstram, greenwood

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

      Top or Bottom

    2. zhiren
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B for me because I cant imagine not having both Salah and Sterling!

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

        KDB + Aguero covers Sterling. I like it.
        Mane covers Salah? In home games maybe.

    3. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      B for me absolutely

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

        Thanks guys

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

      B

  5. Legohair
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Need few opinnions??

    Pope-Button
    TAA-Lundstram-Pieters-? -?
    Salah-Sterling-KDB-Cantwell-?
    Haller-Pukki-?

    A. Digne&OtamendiJames&Greenwood
    B. Otamendi&Souncu&Maddison&Ayew

    1. zhiren
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A for me because I have a similar team!

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

      B

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

      A. But Soy over pieters?

  6. Wazza55
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Help me out guys. I'm going crazy making this decision. On a WC

    A)
    Adrian
    TAA Digne Pieters (Lund Kelly)
    Salah KdB Sterling James (Guendouzi)
    Haller Pukki Barnes

    B)
    Adrian
    TAA Digne Otamendi Soyuncu (Lund)
    Salah KdB Sterling (Hayden Cantwell)
    Haller Pukki Barnes

    C)
    Adrian
    TAA Digne Pieters (Lund Kelly)
    Salah KdB Sterling James (Guendouzi)
    Haller Pukki Barnes

    D)
    Adrian
    TAA Otamendi Pieters (Lund Kelly)
    Salah KdB Sterling Martial Mount
    Pukki Barnes (4.5)

    E)
    Adrian
    Otamendi Digne Pieters (Lund Rico)
    Salah KdB Sterling Martial (Guendouzi)
    Haller Pukki Barnes

    Or some other changes you would recommend. Thanks!

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

      A and C are literally the same team

      Post them up as options but ONLY the players which are different in each team

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

        This

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

      TMi

      Narrow it down to the differences.

    3. zhiren
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      think it is easier if u just get us to choose the players that are affected by the change..D for me..

    4. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Hulk this

      I like E if Digne is TAA and Martial is Mount

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

        So F?

        1. Nice to Finally Michu
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Only if the entire team is posted again

    5. Wazza55
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Sorry about that. James and TAA vs Martial and Matip?

      1. BlzE_94
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        james and taa easily

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

        James and Taa

    6. Wazza55
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A: Digne, James and Guendouzi or
      B: Otamendi, Mount and Cantwell

  7. raoulduke71
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    WC team looking ok?

    Pope
    Trent Otamendi Digne
    Salah Sterling Ceballos KDB James
    Haller Tammy

    Subs, Button, Mings, Lundstram, Wickham

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

      Not much wrong with that well done. Prefer Pukki or Barnes to Tammy personally but like what you’ve done there

  8. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I’ve decided that I’m my mind these two are the pick of the 5.9s and below I just can’t choose between them
    Any thoughts on Barkley > X?
    A) Iwobi
    B) Yarmolenko

    Cheers

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

      A

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Why Iwobi over Yarm?

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

          Looked promising down the left flank in tandem with Digne. Not sure on Yarmolenko and his fitness record. Have you considered Ceballos?

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      McGinn?

      I’d punt on B of your 2 options

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I don’t think Aston Villa is as attacking as Everton or Weat Ham and I personally cant see McGinn playing as advanced as the other two

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

      Yarmo

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Why Yarm over Iwobi?

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

          I watched the last WHam game and he looked very lively. I also saw Everton and would go with Yarmo if I had to pick.

          1. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            Cheers

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

      You’re mcginning out on a certain someone

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

    Haller or Abraham?

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

      Haller

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

      Haller

    3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Holla for Haller

  10. Mee Pukki-Pukki Long Teemu:…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Haha wtaf, that whole Spartan analogy - INCLUDING the link to wiki.....
    Hilarious and so, so weird!

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

      This is Sparta

  11. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Surprise package for GW5 from upper 5.0 to upper 6.0 mids?

    I say McGinn.

    1. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Hope you're right - including plenty of assists for Wesley goals....

    2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Not sure he’s a surprise. His stats are there as one of the next performing mids in league so far and fixtures get better

  12. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Hi all!

    Thoughts on this wc team?

    Pope, Button
    Montoya/Soyuncu, TAA, Digne, Lundstram, Kelly
    Salah, Sterling, KdB, McGinn, Cantwell
    Haller, Barnes, Pukki

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

      The ultimate template team - so very good 🙂

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

        Is that good or too mainstream?
        Arsenal and Spurs have some nice fixtures coming maybe I need to consider Son/Laca/Pepe/..?

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

          If you wanted to be in that game at minimal risk, mcginn to Ceballos, kelly>hanley if Zimmermann out if need the funds

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

            Thanks for the idea!

            Although Ceballos isn't really nailed?

  13. Ode
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Best Ayoze Perez replacement?

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

      It depends who you are already have and money itb.

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

      Lanzini, Mount, Ceballos, Iwobi, McGinn.

    3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Albrighton if you’re Rogers

  14. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    any transfer/s suggestions as I have 2 FTs?

    Heaton
    Robertson - Digne - Zinchenko
    Sterling - Salah - Ceballos - McGinn
    Kane - King - Pukki

    Button - Dendoncker - Rico - Kiko Femenia

    2 FTs
    bank: 0.1

    thx!

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

      Heaton to pope or Zinchenko to otamendi

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

      Femenia -> Lundstram and roll the other transfer.

  15. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    WC GTG? 0.5 ITB

    Pope Button
    TAA Otamendi Soyunucu Lundstram Rico
    Salah Sterling KDB James Cantwell
    Haller Abraham Barnes

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      O.3 ITB*

    2. zotter
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Good but perhaps Abraham to Ayew and Rico to digne?

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        This

  16. BlzE_94
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Would you have Pukki or Barnes on WC team?

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

      Pukki for me

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

      Pukki... Both tbh

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

      Barnes

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

      Pukki

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

      Pukki as Barnsley underlying numbers slender and at some point some other Burnley players going to share that small piece of pie.

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

        Burnley not Barnsley

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

        Where'd you get this from? Barnes' underlying numbers are excellent.

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

          Both are. Norwich better attacking team. My answer is if have both if I didn’t have Pukki and haller

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

      Barnes

    7. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Both but Barnes if one

  17. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Am I more or less right in saying that in no particular order, TAA, VVD and Dinge top 3 defenders end of season? 🙂

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

      Probably now that Laporte is ruled out for a while

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

      I'd be surprised if Digne beat Robertson.

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

        If Everton regress in cs to early season form from last season Digne is likely to be miles off.

        Likewise no one this time last year was anywhere near making that call. Perfectly feasible for a new bolter to appear.

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

      Robbo and emerson explosions to come soon

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

        Mendy too

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Mendy has already miss a month of games and hasn't been on the bench yet, you think he'll finish top 3 in defender points?

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

            If he stays fit yes. He is second best fpl defender behind TAA

            1. pumpkinhead
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 8 days ago

              He isn't even fit YET - Regardless of how good he is he has to play games and if he misses 1 month or 2 thats 8ish games.

    4. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Lundstram should finish above all 3 of them

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

        Ha!

  18. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    How about kolasinac for awb?

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      k

  19. Killitzer
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Seemingly KWP is back for this weekend but thinking of selling-

    Pope Button
    VVD Kelly KWP Dunk Lundstram
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Dendoncker
    Kane Pukki Greenwood

    Options
    1. Save FT
    2. KWP —> £5m defender or under (Mings)

    Cheers for any input

  20. DIMITRIS
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Is having Pepe and Son in your team instead KDB and some premium attaker (Auba, Kane) a good way to spend the money?
    My thought are:
    KDB is stellar, but it's impossible for him to continue his form, because that would mean that he'll end up the season with 15 goals and 38 assists, which is impossible. On the other hand, Pepe and Son are well resterd, they have easy fixtures and their ownership is very low, which means that if you have them right now, and if they perform ,they could get you a massive green arrow.
    I'm open for debate 🙂

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

      KDB in immense form. Ignoring a player in form because at some point they won’t be in form is just silly imo. Obviously he won’t get 15 goals and 38 assists but right now he is killing it don’t punish yourself spending 9.5 on a spurs mid

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

        Pepe is good tho imo maybe even more so than Auba

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

          Cheers. Yeah, I think that is a fair point. I know KDB is killing it right now, but I was looking at alternatives, and Son is the only one I found that could possibly match him with Spurs kind fixtures.

  21. Seamy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Is it worth upgrading Robertson to TAA with my FT or just save it for a rainy day?

    1. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Rainy day. Robbo double figure coming soon

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

        Agree

  22. Wigg_1992
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Triple Captain Aguero this week... Yes or No?

    1. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      No

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

      Not even captain away from home

      1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah, he's really bad away. Only scored a brace the last time. Was expecting at least 3

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

          Ok

    3. 40 MIL & A QUID
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Best captain option but wouldn't triple given his away form.

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        His away form is the exact same as his home form.

        2 games 2 g 1 a

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

      Yes

    5. Wigg_1992
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      He has 3 goals at home and 3 goals away ...
      Playing against the highest goals conceded in the league
      Gut is saying hatrick

  23. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    https://www.arsenal.com/news/team-news-holding-bellerin-tierney

    We return to Premier League action on Sunday when we travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford. Here's our latest team news update:

    All players who were on international duty will have returned to us by Thursday morning. No international players have reported injuries during this period. However, all international players will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match.

    Rob Holding
    Now back in full training with the first team squad.

    Hector Bellerin
    Left knee. Continuing with on-field rehabilitation. Progressing well and aiming to participate in full training in September.

    Kieran Tierney
    Groin. Continues to receive treatment and further assessments. Progressing well and aiming to participate in full training in September.

    Dinos Mavropanos
    Groin. Continues to receive treatment and further assessments. Progressing well and aiming to participate in full training in September.

    1. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Fantastic news! Our defense will be so much better after October.

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

        Will Bellerin come straight in for AMN?

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          I would think not. AMN has been one of Arsenal's better players so far.

  24. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    How "essential" are ManU/Chelsea attacking players like Abraham/Mount and Martial/James on a wc? Easy to avoid or is it now the time to get them?

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

      100% essential

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

        Why? Didn't Mount play too wide last game and ManU aren't really trustworthy at the moment or am I wrong?

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

          Obviously not essential. Mount has been good value and passes the eye test. James looks lively but past makes one cautious

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      cheap and scoring goals, I have 3 out of 4 of those on my WC but it was before their price rise and I will review whether I want to keep them closer to the deadline, but a double rise for Tammy and James will be a nice bonus even if I sell them 🙂

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

      I think one of Mount or Abraham is a good shout considering Chelsea fixtures and attacking style. I'd stay away from any United players for now.

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

      They fit a price bracket is what I’d consider - Martial aside. I’d look to have a 6.5 or so slot. That’d get you Tielemans and Trossard too.

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Look at the value they provide! James and Mount at 6.1 & 6.4 are great value for playing as wingers for United & Chelsea! Abraham at 7.2 and Martial at 7.7(OOP) playing as strikers for teams like Chelsea & United! These teams might concede goals, might lose points but they will score goals as well! You don't get attacking players from 'Top 6 teams' at such price! So yeah, they are going to be good picks on WC!

  25. Bumbaclot
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    How am I looking? Saving my wildcard

    Pope
    TAA/vvd/digne/zinchenko
    Salah/sterling/siggy/James
    Tammy/pukki

    Button/Lund/dendonks/greenwood

    Any changes needed this week?

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

      Nope.. looking good.

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

    Would you do:

    A) Jota to wood this week
    B) Jota+robbo to Barnes and vvd next week
    C) neither + suggestion

    Team:
    Ryan
    Robbo, taa, zinch, Lund, digne
    Sterling, Salah, kdb, cantwell, ceballos
    Jota, pukki, greenwood

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

      Jota to Tammy

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Save now and next week downgrade VVD to a 4.5 and

      1) upgrade Greenwood to Barnes/Tammy/Haller depending on how they looks this weekend as they all play away from home

      Or

      2) Cantwell to Martial if fit and looking good at home vs Leicester

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Downgrade Robbo that is*

      2. Garlana
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers for this

  27. maverickga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    There, did it, Mané out and Pepe in for free so I don't have any Liverpool players left.
    ..and triple captaining Kun 🙂 it's going to be fill or kill for this Gameweek!

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Your name says it all

    2. 40 MIL & A QUID
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Ouch, really unsure of that. I wouldn't swap Mane for Pepe even if you gave me another free transfer.

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Why on earth would you swap Mane out for Pepe?
      And why on earth would you TC Aguero in a SGW?

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

        This

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Because he’s a maverick

    4. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Maverick have you lost your marbles?????

      Utterly ridiculous. Not that this is life or death.

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

      Terrible move - whatever the outcome is

      I can’t think of a single justification for that move this week

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

        Mane stats against Newcastle 😉

      2. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Terrible move - whatever the outcome? What if Pepe scores and Mane blanks? He can always transfer back next week.

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

          Should have phrased as ‘terrible decision’

          Just because you get a good outcome doesn’t make it a good decision.

          1. pumpkinhead
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 8 days ago

            I agree with this statement as opposed to your previous one.

    6. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      That's a downgrade, and not just in price.

    7. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Mane for pepe hahaha OK your funeral

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Buggumarked.

        But yeah, this is a bit of a silly transfer to make imo and I even have Pepe. At least wait this week.

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

      Haha, thanks for your comments guys, it’s these kinds of decisions that make fpl fun to play!
      Btw, elitefpl randomly just confirmed that they liked the idea of Mané to Pepe this evening on their podcast ;).

  28. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Gtg?

    Heaton
    Digne TAA Otamendi
    Mount Salah(c) Sterling KDB
    Ayew Abraham Pukki

    Pope Lundstram Montoya Dendonker

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      I would personally play lundstram or Montoya over Pukki this week

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        But yeah GTG

      2. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I'm contemplating it too especially as I brought in Otamendi.

        Don't see us keeping clean sheet though. In such a case why wouldn't I bench Ota and play Pukki!!!

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Would actually bench both Ayew and Pukki for Montoya and Lundstram

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

    Pepe announced fit! Oh captain my captain. Will take the major slice of the Watford Quiche I believe

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

      How many goals has he got so far this season?

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

        Saving it for the weekend

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

          Better bring in Benteke, Greenwood and Jota on that basis then too

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

            -dullard casual

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

            Think I saw Benteke in Belgium squad. Passed my understanding. Aren’t they the number I ranked team in the world?

    2. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Hope he can shoot on target

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      All the Pepe hype is a bit funny. He looks good in general, but his shots have been off. You don't get points for streetskills

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        That's the thing though. If he was on target, he'd have 13 points from the game against Tottenham and this conversation would be entirely different. All it takes is one game to find his range and these fixtures are a perfect opportunity.

        You don't score 22 goals in Ligue 1 and just forget how to shoot. He was lacking match fitness hence his withdrawal from Ivory Coast team. I think he'll come good. Very good. Let's see.

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

          I agree I think he will be a very good pick at some point in the season but no reason to get him just yet

          I of course know that writing this will result in him getting 10+ points this week (you are welcome).

    4. F4L
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Watford just gonna sit back this weekend with their new manager. Wont suit Pepe, no space to run in behind/dribble

  30. Freddiebell
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    5.2itb. I've got the exact money to do -4 and do Awb > van dyke and pukka > Aub or should I just do Awb > TAA?

    Pope/
    Dunk/ Awb/ Digne/ Lundstram/
    Mane (vc)/ Sterling (cap) / KDB/ Lanzini/
    Abraham/ pukk/

    Subs Button/ Wickham/ Douglas