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Scoutcast Episode 329 – Top tips from the best ever FPL managers

For the last two years, Joe has been interviewing many of the best ever FPL managers, in Fantasy Football Scout’s Meet the Manager series.

In this latest lockdown Scoutcast episode, Joe is joined by FFscout editor David and Let’s Talk FPL’s Andy to discuss the key tips for success to emerge from those interviews.

This includes how to be a fearless maverick manager, making the right calls on high points ceiling players at exactly the right time.

Spotting bandwagons that are worth hopping aboard, while keeping a close eye on squad value and the market is another area of advice.

A balanced approach and the nuanced strategy of using price points is also on the show.

Meanwhile, being an opportunist in the transfer market and knowing when to stick to a tried and tested strategy are among other issues covered.

Our Scoutcast trio marvel at some of the consistent top finishes from the Meet the Manager interviewees and above all look to see what they can learn to become better managers themselves.

Elsewhere, Ragabolly’s Virtual FPL gets an airing as Joe and Andy discuss their contrasting recent fortunes and next moves. Both are trying out new strategies in this game as their Meet the Manager chat spills over into this ‘virtual’ discussion.

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All our Meet the Manager interviews can be viewed here.

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

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.

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  1. F0oTBall GuRu
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 6 hours ago

    Stay home stay safe !!!

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Boris said we are allowed out though. This is confusing.

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Go out, stay alert!

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Not if you are here in Scotland!

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          23 days, 4 hours ago

          Ye have been doing that for years up there so it must come naturally for ye DD. 😛

    3. Gentle_Turks
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      What's so hard to understand?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfrThV6DJu4

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 4 hours ago

        Yes, it's Matt Lucas, nailing it.

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 4 hours ago

      Stay alert, play golf.

      Go to work, don't go to work.

  2. BNMC
      23 days, 6 hours ago

      Rashford's been pretty inconsistent as of late. Should I give him one last chance against Villa?

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Yeah go on then.

      2. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Utd legend

      3. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        I have him too but don't think i will move him on for the coming gw as Villa is not the worst fixture for him.

        It was the Martail and Fernandes show last gw so it might be Marcus's turn this time.

        I might even treble up after that tricky Liverpool fixture in gw18 for that simi nice run of fixtures until gw23.

      1. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 4 hours ago

        got 13 but quiz seems to be aimed more at you brits

    • Feanor
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 4 hours ago

      I'll ask again...

      Are FFS going to be doing anything with the Bundesliga Fantasy game?

      1. Goro Majima
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        Would be good if they did. I've entered a team just for fun really - know nothing about German football (mind you, knowing about English football hasn't been much help to me in FPL!)

      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        Do any of the Scouts know anything about Bundesliga?

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 3 hours ago

          I don't know anything about the Premier League but it hasn't stopped me

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            23 days, 3 hours ago

            😀

      3. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        I'll ask around tomorrow, I've been out of the loop for a little while. Would likely require outside input if it did happen (like our Eliteserien articles) as my own knowledge of the Bundesliga is limited at best.

    • DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      Can anyone wrap their heads around why lockdown rules are different in England to Wales and Scotland?

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        Dunno about Wales but the rate of infection is much higher in Scotland.

      2. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        It is an opportunity to assert their difference by petty cultural nationalist politicians.

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Complete nonsense.

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 3 hours ago

        different governments, different positions on the CV curve

      4. Gentle_Turks
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        It's because the devolved governments have rejected Johnsons ill considered, premature and reckless plan to open up the economy and are instead protecting the lives of their citizens.

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Keeping the economy closed is costing lives too,don't forget that.

      5. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Different country with their own assembly's i guess.

        The UK has a population of nearly 70 million people so whats works well in a densely populated area of London might not work as well in sparsely populated part of the Scottish Highlands for instance.

        Also i get the feeling that whatever the parliament do in Westminster that the Scottish assembly will do the opposite.
        The virus does not care who you vote for and what your political outlook is but that does not stop the usual suspects from politicizing it.

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          The idea that Scotland and Wales are not motivated by the best interests of the health of their citizens and are instead politicising this public health crisis is just plain wrong.

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            22 days, 19 hours ago

            As a Welsh man I know the Welsh Government will play politics with anything, even CV/19.

    • pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      Players have 24 hrs to tell captains if they will return to training. Many players are reluctant.

      Imo any player that does not want to risk should not be criticised. It is clear to see black players are at a higher risk.

      Fantasy wise (which really is insignificant in the grand scheme of things) the season has to be done. The silence from FPL is a bit crappy tbh

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        You got a link to this?

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          All on sky sports news right now

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            Cheers It'll probably be on the news sites soon then.

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Why would the color of ones skin affect the risk factor?

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Jesus. No offence but black people have between 2 and 4 times the chance of dying from the virus

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            Fair to say more to do with socio-economic/risk factor reasons for the difference in numbers more than having to actually do with actual skin color though.

            1. Gentle_Turks
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 1 hour ago

              Scientists don't yet have an answer to this. They have cautioned that it could well have a biological basis.

        2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Black people are 4 times as likely to die from it. And when taking into account the relevant health issues black people tend to have at a higher rate it has been found they are till twice as likely to die.

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            *still

          2. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            23 days, 1 hour ago

            I just read an article about the higher risk there.

            Did not hear of this being a thing until i read the post above as i have not watched much UK or Irish news for the last few days as it is starting to make me depressed.

        3. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Isn't this common knowledge by now? Unless you live in a country where news outlets are more selective in publishing facts.

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            The media here in Ireland certainly have their problems Berb's but they are not that bad.

            I seen a story during the week about the Brazilian emigrant community here in Ireland many of which are part of very close knit communities that work and live together.

            In the story they were saying that they were disproportionately affected by outbreaks because they still had to work,in this case in a meat factory which is deemed essential.

            Very sad that the poor and vulnerable are being getting even harder than everyone else.

      3. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        I suspect players will be cornered into paying once their told they'll face significant wage cuts.

        That being said, even if/when Project Restart gets approved, I still think curtailment (be it weighted PPG or PPG) is more realistic.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          They're*

        2. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Playing*

        3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          They'll be good.

          Q: Can I refuse to go to work if I feel my workplace is unsafe?

          A: Yes. The law is very clear on that. If you feel that your workplace is unsafe then you're protected when taking certain actions and one of them could be refusing to attend your place of work, or assuming you've already arrived there, you'd be able to leave.

          The law protects you when it comes to your safety and maybe others in that situation. You also shouldn't be subject to any unfair treatment as a result of having taken that kind of action, and you shouldn't be dismissed in relation to that.

        4. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Bedtime

      4. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        A very fit footballer with massive houses and access to fantastic medical and outside space etc. I don’t think they qualify for this statistic somehow. Shouldn’t group all one ethnic group together. Very different circumstances

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          It's not about that. It's about the throat.

          1. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            Just look at the percentage of black NHS workers who have died.

        2. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Fantastic medical? No matter much money they have it can't buy a vaccine

          1. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            On a less sombre note, like I said above I find the lack of updates from FPL disturbing

          2. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            22 days, 16 hours ago

            If you got money, you can get the best doctors if any where to get it. It helps, are you suggesting it doesn’t? - also the fact they’re in shape and probably already being tracked for vitamin/mineral count etc. Massive advantage. I wouldn’t be worried for myself if I were a footballer, just perhaps for My family members. They can set it up though so that can be addressed

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              22 days, 16 hours ago

              You definitely can get the best doctors if you have money, that's true, but there is no evidence that the standard of healthcare could or would have prevented Covid deaths. And being in shape, while helpful, doesn't stop deaths from Covid. You can be in brilliant physical shape yet have diabetes, sickle cell etc.

    • Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      23 days, 3 hours ago

      Dele robbed at knifepoint

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52656589

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Nasty that. Hope he and those who live there are ok.

        Seems to happen more frequently to players playing for London clubs though.

      2. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Disgusting, hope those low life’s get put inside, learn from it and get rehabilitated.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          23 days, 1 hour ago

          You forgot the part about them getting their heads kicked in.

      3. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 1 hour ago

        Scumbags should not see the light of day for 15 to 20 years if caught.

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 1 hour ago

          For robbery?

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 1 hour ago

            Nevermind didnt read the article thought it was just a random robbery

          2. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            23 days, 1 hour ago

            *Armed robbery

      4. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        23 days, 1 hour ago

        I wonder what Spurred them on

        1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 19 hours ago

          I see what you did there 🙂

    • Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      This day 9 years ago it was 2011..

      Let that sink in..

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Is it your FFS birthday Opti?

        1. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          23 days, 1 hour ago

          If it was Ogie then you would have been invited to my Zoom party

      2. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 1 hour ago

        That's when the film Contagion was made and it perfectly predicted everything that has happened in recent months.

        1. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          23 days, 1 hour ago

          Coincidence or what

    • Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      23 days, 1 hour ago

      I wonder if I say "no price changes" in a couple of hours if i'll get hulked 😐

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 48 mins ago

        Chance it and see what happens.

      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        You had no chance. TM sets his alarm and stops whatever he was doing to rush to post.

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      No price changes.

      1. Guru Mediation
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 22 hours ago

        Unlucky Optimus! Thanks TM

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 13 hours ago

        No green highlight thingy, no believey

    • Amey
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 19 hours ago

      It was an eventful FPL season then 😮
      I don't see anything other than end of the season now .....

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        You're right, go and hibernate. When you wake up don't blame us if you missed the end of the season. 😉

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          Ha ha

      2. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 15 hours ago

        I can’t see any scenario in which there is ever FPL again tbh