Scout Academy

Introducing the Scout Academy for the 2020/21 season

Are you a budding FPL blogger, writer, YouTuber or social media star? From tutorials to promotion, we want to help the next wave of Fantasy talent.

The Scout Academy is a brand new initiative from Fantasy Football Scout designed to support, encourage and foster up-and-coming hopefuls.

On the back of last week’s incredibly successful launch of the Scout Network, the Scout Academy is aimed at Fantasy creators who are just starting out or just starting to be serious about content creating, toolmaking or becoming influencers in the Fantasy Football arena.

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383 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Thought this was interesting, an interview with the FPL player last season who had the second highest rank in terms of captaincy scores, as well as an OR of 67th.

    https://jumpersforgoalposts.info/2020/09/02/captain-picks/

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      JO, legend and a top man

  2. CFC1990
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Just saw Leicester have signed a replacement for Chilwell?

    Does that destroy Justin as an option for our teams?

    1. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Until Ricardo is back, Justin is nailed.

      1. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Ah of course he is on the other side. Thanks for that

  3. Stoichkov#8
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Messi to City would be fantastic! Captain for probably most of GWs so it generally means "cancel" captain picking in FPL!

    Personally I dont like captain in fantasy games. I think it puts even more luck into the game. You can pick right players, make smart moves, do the research right etc but if your C fail and at same time other manager who picked players at random but luckly give C to player who haul can outscore you.

    I know some people have diferent opinion and dont really want to argue just cant wait to see Messi in Premierleague!

    1. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Hope Messi joins City and Pep has the nads to bench the sulky little bollix!

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Maybe even sent him to ManCity B. Fingers crossed.

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Have feeling he will stay with nice rebuild but want to see him in PL too.

      1. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeah will believe it when it actually happens

      2. Stoichkov#8
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        My point was about removing C picking in FPL but as a Barca and Messi fan I still want him to go.
        Its good for him and FCB need to rebuild. Not only the team but also change people who run this club.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not when he’s benched before every CL game

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Hope he joins and leaves with Pep next season having tails in their ....

  4. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Tinkering with this

    A) TAA + 2x4.5 defense + Ziyech/Alli

    B) TAA + Doherty + Dier + 6.0M mid

    A will allow Pulisic after

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think A will give you more flexibility early doors

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I have very similar dilemma but I'm more keen on Robbo than double Spurs def.

      Like the flexibility Ziyech/Alli offer but not completely convinced about either.

    3. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Cheers both,maybe more funds in defense after WC

    4. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If TAA is in both, then why include him in the comparison?

      A

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        More sexy and to point they are starters,hope its not a problem.

    5. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      How about B with Digne?

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yes,could be good option too with good midfield signings

  5. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    So guys.

    What value options in midfield are you hoping might emerge from the shadows this season?

    I'd love to see Trossard getting the gametime he deserves. Or Trezeguet. Or a wolves mid but minutes there are even harder to come by I guess...

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Saint-Maximin & Soucek are obvious ones, but they look set to be great value.

      Saints midfielders are interesting. Redmond, JWP, Armstrong maybe...

      Bowen at West Ham?

      Dwight McNeil at 6.0m, especially if he moves to somewhere like Leicester!

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bowen has impressed me.

  6. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    When on international duty, do players go on public airlines? If so, wouldn't this make international breaks extra risky for covid?

    I'm a big fan of the early WC, and really want to do one GW3, but it's probably best to wait until at least GW9, when the last international break is out the way, right? Transfer window closes after GW4 too...

    1. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Think best GW5 this season,transfer window over and international break.
      We will have idea how teams will play with new transfers.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        That last window would still make me nervous though.

        My old man stupidly went abroad near the start of the outbreak and instantly got covid. So might be applying some bias there due to personal experience... it's a real possibility of happening though, right?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          last international break*

        2. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yeah,so GW4 or GW8 depending of team form

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      gW9 is prime anyhow due to fixtures - I’m defo trying to hold till then

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Hmm, looks that way.

        I need to do some more analysis and weigh up the risk v reward then... If GW3 is tactically stronger than GW9, it may be worth the risk... but given the high risk, it would have to be much much stronger....

        I'll have a look, thanks!

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I mean one guy with covid is -4pts, and that's only if I have no one off the bench. That's not too bad...

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Teams charter a plane, they don't want to mix with the hoi polloi.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Oh, okay. Thanks for the info.

        Risk significantly reduced then...

  7. BarryManilows
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Out of the teams in the PL this coming season, historically which would you say are the biggest 10 clubs In order of biggest being no 1 & smallest no 10.

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Manutd, Liverpool, arsenal, chelsea, city, etc

      2. ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Of the current Premier League clubs - Aston Villa, Burnley, Everton, West Brom, Wolves - are the clubs with longest football league history (all founder clubs of the football league).

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Why are Burnley so small still then ?
          Is it about location ?? I like that club Actually. Well run. Good manager. Good team

    • Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Choose:

      A) KWP/Justin & Alli/Ziyech
      B) Robbo & ASM

      Robbo is probably a set & forget till GW16 if I get him from GW1.

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I would go A if you have TAA

      2. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        B

      3. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        B

      4. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A as of now.
        Robbo can wait till few GW's

    • RedWolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      DCL Adams Bruno
      Or Ings Mitro Rashford

      1. Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Second one

      2. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        B

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Ings Martial Adams

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Mitro probably not Soton double up.

      4. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A

    • PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Is JWP the best MF for upto 6m??

      1. Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        To start with he's up there imo. Not fashionable and no certainly superstar but will allow you to deal with more pressing matters early in the season. In my draft currently

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Leicester, Juventus, AC Milan, and Wolves all rumoured to be after McNeil apparently: https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/dwight-mcneil-burnley-city-breaking-4471768

      What a talented 20-year-old. Would probably dent Wood's value if he left...

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A left footed, young, English winger .... Hmmmm

      2. NEXUS-6
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I would like to see him move abroad and get regular minutes. Not enough English players have done so in the past although it’s starting to chance now.

        Not sure why Leicester need another winger. They’ve got them coming out of their ears.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Leicester need a winger !
          Literally every teams needs out n out Wingers. All are inverted forwards now days.

          It's boring. I love fast, strong wingers hugging the touchline 🙂

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          And i feel Leicester gone off the boil last season because of over reliance on Maddison for creativity. FB's are good but not Great. Albrighton & Grey ain't PL quality now

          1. NEXUS-6
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeah fair point on Albrighton.

            Gray, though, could still develop - I wish more clubs would make do and mend instead of splashing the cash for someone who’s just a bit better. McNeil is good but he’s not the next Giggs is he?

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              He's good.
              Playing for Burnley helps as they wants Wingers. He's not next Giggs.

              But I think he has a good left foot. Good delivery. Decent pace. All attributes to be a successful player. (Good dribling ability too IMO)

              1. NEXUS-6
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Agree. But Gray is fast and can dribble too. Always had a soft spot for him after seeing him live in his early days at Blues. Shame he’s never really developed as well as I’d thought he might.

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  You're a Leicester supporter ?
                  Gray lacks end product. He had his chances.

                  I love Vardy so hopefully thye sign winger & he does well in starting 6/7 GW's 😀

                  1. NEXUS-6
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    No, I saw him live at Birmingham City when he made his debut.

    • Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If anyone is living under the stone ...
      Manchester United have signed Van De Beek for 39m€

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Do you think he'll be a regular starter?
        Where would he play? Matic's replacement?

        1. Pino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Of course he will be a regular starter. Have you seen him play?

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I haven't.

            Any good defensively?

    • Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      0.5 in the bank, not sure where to invest.

      First thought is Salibre to a 5 but then I feel I'd be too heavy in defence.

      McCarthy // Steer

      TAA // Doherty // Salibre // Vinagre // Mitchell

      Aubamayang // Fernandes // Son // Ziyech // Soucek

      Werner // Adams // 4.5

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        You think Salibre is sure to start? I'd have liked to have seen him start in the charity shield, that's what puts me off him.

    • Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      People ...
      La liga is better. Teams wins moe CL. Blah blah blah ...

      Also People...
      La liga is finished after Messi leaves