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Mark Sutherns to return to Fantasy Football Scout for 2020/21 season

“Where’s Mark?”
“I miss Mark”
“Bring back Mark”

Hundreds upon hundreds of you have enquired about the whereabouts of the Fantasy Football Scout founding father since his decision to take a step back from frontline FPL duty two years ago.

He’s never been too far away from the site, though, and now, we’re delighted to report, he’ll once again be putting out Fantasy content when the new season gets underway in September.

Mark will be involved with Fantasy Football Scout in a Pro Pundit capacity, so expect articles and video appearances as he bids to bounce back from – what he deemed to be – a frustrating 2019/20 campaign.

Mark rejoins a team of contributors that includes top Fantasy managers such as Lateriser, Zophar and Tom Freeman, who have multiple top 1k finishes between them and who, we are delighted to say, will be writing for us once again in 2020/21.

Lateriser, who finished 30th in the world last season, will also be stepping up the frequency of his articles in the campaign to come.

As ever, subscribers to Fantasy Football Scout will get unrestricted access to all of their analysis and team reveals.

If you’re new to this website, Mark is its creator.

Starting Fantasy Football Scout out as a blog in 2007, he grew these pages steadily over the years and developed the site into the leading Fantasy Football resource.

He’s got an enviable FPL record to back that up, too, as his season history (pictured above) shows.

A remarkable nine of his finishes have been within the top 5,000, with four of those resulting in overall ranks inside the top 1k.

We’re absolutely thrilled to have Mark back on board for 2020/21 and look forward to his insight in the weeks and months to come.


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  1. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Bar Ings, and Grealish value. I can’t see past four premiums at the back tbh.
    No mids or forwards really competing in value. I’m sure closer to the time I will get persuaded it’s a bad idea but how is it? If you think of those premium defenders as midfielders then you would pick them without any hesitation. But because they are defenders we fall into the same old story of “way too much spent at the back”.
    This strat imo is for season long to really reap the benefits, if you do it for a few weeks then likely it won’t pay off.
    Which premiums tho? Well I’m not overly keen on a pool triple up although on paper it looks the best bet. I’m more thinking;
    TAA, VVD, and two of these three; Laporte, Doherty and Tierney.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I've not wandered from my triple Pool plan yet. For me, they're the only team I can have a high level of confidence in keeping 50% plus clean sheets. City next but rotate too much. Wolves probably, I can buy that, but Arsenal and others, no.
      Of course there is the wingback attacking points argument but it's not for me. The priority for a defender is clean sheets. Only Trent does enough at the other end to justify a premium price.

      1. Monty the Magpie
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        No love for Burnley?

        1. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Pope will be my keeper

      2. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        I might go triple pool, just worried about Robbo facing some rotation this season.
        I think Laporte and Tierney will be great this season. Hopefully Laporte doesn’t get injured or rotated

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        and when Salah or Mane score a brace a few weeks on the trot and are heavily captained ? ... mmm ... it may be tough to hold the line and not knee jerk.

        I started last season with 5 at the back but bottled it after two weeks of late goals wiping out my clean sheets

        good luck though, it should work out well if you hold your nerve 🙂

    2. King Kohli
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I like the idea of triple pool but my only concern is you can't get Salah, especially for the plum home games when he is more often than not the best captain for the gw.

      1. Klaren
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        I hate the idea of triple Liverpool for that reason. It would be a nightmare to go into a Liverpool home fixture against a relegation level side with no Salah or Mane while they have >100% EO.

      2. SAY MY NAME
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        TAA/Robbo could get you close in points, plus you could have KDB/fernandes/sterling in midfield instead - but i get your meaning and i normally end up with Salah,TAA + VVD or Robbo - if it weren't for Pep roulette i'd be more likely to triple pool defence and have someone like Sterling as my big premium mid, but at least with Salah i know he'll be starting

    3. SAY MY NAME
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      whilst this is statistically correct, we do say this in most recent years but as soon as we blank with those premium defenders while some random saints or burnley defenders do well, it is very tempting to rip up the plan after 2/3 weeks and bolster our attacks - that being said it might be the right strategy and one which i will adopt, IF i can stick to it 🙂

  2. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Form is temporary, class is permanent. Even if Mark was in last place in FPL he would still be worth listening to over most FPL pundits. He was the original scout and can’t wait to hear his wisdom on the site and hopefully the Scoutcast!

  3. silentdiscodan
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Hopefully Lateriser uses the off-season to sharpen his punctuation & general writing style. Content quality before FF position/acclaim.

    1. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Content over editorial quality anyday. If you can do a better job, please give it a go.

    2. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      You made this account just to have a pop at someone? Get a life.

    3. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I think his both punctuation & general writing style are excellent.

    4. gwitbrock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      We got a live one!

  4. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Leipzig's Upamwcano looks an absolute monster at centre back, and uses the ball the Pep way. Must be worth 100m. Is he too old? Why is he not being linked with Premier League clubs?