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Az and Mark discuss mistakes from 2019/20 in first FPL BlackBox podcast

The first episode of the relaunched FPL BlackBox podcast was beamed live on YouTube last night, with our very own Az and Mark diving straight into the self-reflection.

The pair pull no punches as they discuss their mistakes from 2019/20, be it transfer strategies that failed to pay off or early-season gambles that were – in hindsight – always doomed to flop.

The thorny issue of team value gets a mention as debate rages over whether early transfers are a good thing, especially with the potential threat of COVID-related postponements disrupting short-term plans.

Taking a longer view, Az and Mark also consider what’s been holding them back in the last few seasons and how they can improve going forward.

There’s a first look at the duo’s Fantasy Premier League drafts for the new season, with the curveball picks of Matheus Pereira (£6.0m) and Eddie Nketiah (£6.0m) raising an eyebrow.

The YouTube and podcast links are below.

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Each week, Az and Mark will look back on their decisions to reflect on what’s going right – and what’s going wrong.

The co-hosts will be analysing the mistakes they have made throughout the season, with the hope of learning from their errors to become better Fantasy Premier League managers.

There will also be assessments of other elite managers’ performances along the way, along with the usual chat on transfers and captains.

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832 Comments Post a Comment
  1. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Perhaps it is nothing, but Greenwood being given the No.11 shirt suggests he is in the starting XI?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      It's always been dependant on Sancho, nothing has changed.

    2. The Hunt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Ah, the good old days when no one had a dedicated shirt number and you played exactly in the position the number related to!

      I'd imagine it's more likely something to do with his birthday (01.10.01) but it's obviously just a guess.

  2. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    GTG?

    Mc Carthy
    TAA Vinagre Davies
    Salah Alli Soucek Auba Son
    Werner Adams

    Steer Justin Douglas Brewster

    GW2 Alli to Greenwood

    1. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Looks good, not sure about Douglas. Didn't they sign a centre back now?

  3. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A man who is being overlooked, until tomorrows International game.

    Harry Kane vs

    Everton - 9 goals in 10
    Southampton - 9 goals, 4 assists in 12
    Newcastle - 5 goals in 9
    Man Utd - 2 goals and an assist in 12
    West Ham - 9 goals and an assist in 12
    Burnley - 8 goals, 2 assists in 9
    Brighton - 4 goals in 6
    WBA - 7 goals in 7

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Under Maureen he has 14 in 19.

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Kane is a goalscorer, no doubt.

      But will Mourinho's team feed him enough to score the goals? If Kane was at Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool or Chelsea he would get over 25 goals a season if he stayed fit. Look at his PL goalscoring record:

      14/15: 21
      15/16: 25
      16/17: 29
      17/18: 30
      18/19: 17
      19/20: 18

      I accept he played fewer games in 18/19 and 19/20, but the rate is nowhere near that he was scoring at in prior years.

      He is now up against arguably players of a similar calibre who play in more free-scoring teams and are priced cheaper in Martial and Werner.

    3. The Hunt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I mentioned earlier that if you don't have Kane (c) as captain in GW3 you better be wearing an industrial nappy.

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Martial scored 10 in his last 19 (all comps) Granted he got a few more assists than Kane. But, Martial post lockdown is as good as Martial get IMO, Kane underachieved.

      2. Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Same happened last year, same fixture, same gw. Spurs lost and didn't score. Many took hits to bring Kane in: nothing's a sure thing here.

  4. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Anyone know if Messi's dummy been found yet ?

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Best in the world. Show some damn respect.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Respect ?
        I'm not the one shitting in my own nest publicly.

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          What a ridiculous take

        2. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          What are you talking about? He's given Barcelona and football fans memories that will last a lifetime. He's rightly called out the President for not having a plan and just plugging holes. Do you think their transfer activity has been thought through over the last 3 seasons?

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Maybe their transfer policy would have been better if Messi hadn't interfered constantly

          2. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Made a lot of noise like a spoiled brat after Barca got spanked 8-2. Not happy with president not happy with manager(s)....
            In the end he is staying and all he achieved is damage to his & clubs reputation.

            Real men sort serious issues behind closed doors and more importanly follow their words with actions.

            1. Drip Doctor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              He scored 34 goals and provided 24 assists in 48 games. The best in Europe. I'd call that backing up his words. The club have damaged their own reputation (and Messis) with their incompetence under the current regime.

              1. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                I call this good at football, nothing to do with what he represents as a person.

                1. Drip Doctor
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  He wanted to leave. But his family doesn't want to leave Barcelona and he also doesn't want to take 'HIS' club to court. I'd say thats an admirable man.

                  1. el polako
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    So you really think he didnt talk it all through with his family prior to making announcement ?
                    He threw his toys out of the pram after dissapointing season and humiliaiting game against Bayern, when he realised leaving wont be so simple he backed off.

                2. Flaming Flamingo
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  He notified the club of his intention to leave at the beginning of the season privately and is still choosing to stay, rather than engage in a court battle with the club he loves. You are either misinformed or just plain have it in for the guy.

                  1. el polako
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Nah dont care about him just makes me laugh how some people see him through pink glasses and are blind to pathetic drama he is creating.

                    Will see how he will

                    1. el polako
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Conduct himself should next season be as bad as last one...

                      1. Flaming Flamingo
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        He's wanted to leave since the beginning of this season and the level of his performances have been incredible as always. He will continue to give his all for the club, that's not in question.

        3. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Tax cheat

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Messi is a joke. Too scared to come to the PL after realizing he would have been found out. Better secure his legacy by playing another season in a farmer league...

      1. Flaming Flamingo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        He asked to leave dumb dumb 😛

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Play for the gallery, he never intended to leave

          1. Flaming Flamingo
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Do you also happen to believe that 5G causes coronavirus?

            1. Drip Doctor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Definitely voted Brexit.

      2. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        This guy shouldn't be allowed near a football related forum.

        Ban.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Coming from a clueless poster like you that is a vote of confidence

        2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          😆

      3. Lalrota
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Ok Sky Sports Expert. Chill now.

  5. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Don’t see a lot of teams with Sterling in it, he’s not in mine but surprised not to see in some teams

    1. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Blond moment just realising city aren’t playing lol

      1. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        wtf....

        1. Babit1967
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I dunno buddy, I’ve not even been drinking, ill have a lie down

    2. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Better options in GW1 for me.

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Considering the amount of teams with Bruno on the bench I have to say I agree!

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I don't intend to have 11.5M sitting on my bench on one player.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Bruno has 25% ownership despite blank..

        1. amitmishr
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Half of them probably would be casuals. Other half, like me are probably afraid of -4 in week 2.

          Also, bruno is probably the best source of points in united, while sterling is fighting it out with kdb. Also united has better gw2 fixture than city

  6. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on this Benchboost team?
    Too much Arsenal attack?

    Fabianski McCarthy
    TAA Dier Vinagre Justin KWP
    Salah Auba Alli Keita Saka
    Werner Nketiah Adams

    Suggestions are welcomed

    1. Legohair
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Dont use BB team just yet...

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        That's what most people would say

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      If they were all nailed, it would be all right. But the last thing you want on a BB is no-shows.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        It's a bit risky, yes.. cheers.

    3. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hope nketiah works out for ya. Any news of lacazette being sold?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        None that I've heard of, but Nketiah seems to be first choice over him. Maybe an unnecessary risk though.

        1. Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Meh why not if your feeling brave. It's ful and even a sub appearance could garner some points. Options are limited in that range and it's still pick him over mitro. keita is more concerning for me

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I think Keita has been looking great lately from what I've seen and feel comfortable that he will start

  7. fuzzymike
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    As they play the same position, are Taylor and Peiters on the pitch at the same time?? Thinking of having both, so always have a BUR def playing.

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Only if injuries elsewhere force Dyche to play Pieters OOP in midfield.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Nope that's a waste, would just go with Taylor as he will start ahead of Pieters

      1. fuzzymike
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I phrased the question wrong...
        If Taylor doesn't play, is it always Pieters that covers??

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yep pretty much

  8. Legohair
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    How nailed is Ritchie? Which formation will castle play? And is ASM competition to Ritchie?

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      he is leaving News

      1. Legohair
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Ok then. Is there any good
        5 m midfield option then? Soucek fixtures are afwul...

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          berge at Sheffield.... but its a punt.

          1. Legohair
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Nouuuu

        2. Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          They're not as bad folk make out, barring LFC, city and Chelsea. And they're only bad for the hammers defence. West ham's problems are in defence, not attack.

  9. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A-Werner Alli

    B-Kane Greenwood

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

    2. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

    4. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

    5. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

  10. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Hi....any views on this line up please? 0.5mitb for ings to martial.

    Mccarthy 4m
    Taa dier vinagre lascelles (taylor)
    Salah auba soucek (greenwood bissouma)
    Werner ings adams

    Thanks

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Someone mentioned Soucek out for gw1?

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        He's not ruled out.....my understanding is that if he has another test and comes back neg, he should be OK....

        1. Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Not sure, but he may have to quarantine for 14 days when he comes back to UK. Waiting to see

    2. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Similar to mine, but I have a 4 def and Alli / Martial instead of Greenwood / Ings.

    3. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Like the lascelles pick

  11. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    See there is a hot topic about the gambling discussion, but it's closed to comment.

    It's an absolutely dreadful association. The conversation in the main article seems to have naturally gravitated towards individual responsibility. Easy to dismiss that, isn't it. What gets missed is the appalling impact on football as a sport that exists for and is built by the fans. As megarich and questionable companies get a foothold (now a stranglehold) they use their power to influence just about everything in the game, including what people can or can't talk about. Gambling's long association with sports does not make it an appropriate partnership. Gambling companies do not care about individual health, they do not care about communities, they do not care about football and it's connection to the community at all. All they care about is ones and zeroes shuttling back and forward and their wet dream is empty stadiums with no troublesome fans, with games on TV/online at whatever time suits their bottom line. Eventually football will exist only to meet the needs of its 'sponsors' like appaling programming that exists only to bookend advertisements. What a marvelous business decision.

    Gamble if you wish but these companies are parasites with no regard for the game we love

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Fun fact. The more you talk about gambling, the more adverts google sends you for it.

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        use duck duck go go then ;-/

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      It's why I do matched betting, screw the bookmakers

    3. Essan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Gambling for fun is part and parcel with football and FFS has been associated with gambling firms for years. Why has it suddenly become an issue?

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I have to admit I was unaware of this until the recent and rapid increase in column inches. It is hard to accept my own issues with this because I largely associate FFS with familiar and friendly and human faces who do good podcasts and who I don't think badly of

    4. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      It's very odd that it says "I very much appreciate the feedback" when nobody's allowed to reply to the post...

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Link?

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Thanks

  12. MrCloppity
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Soyuncu Walker- Peters Doherty
    Auba Mane Saka ASM Son
    Kane

    Button, Brewster, Davis, Johnson.

    0.5 ITB
    Strategy- Son to Fernandez GW2

    Any advice?
    Any better 5.5m for Soyuncu to start with? (Going AWB ASAP)
    Kane or Werner?

  13. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Anyone think Kane can get back to the heights of a few seasons ago? Captain for me first game, hoping he does well

    1. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I think he could. He is who I am most concerned about not owning from wk1. Can't shoehorn him in with my planned moves.

  14. nisag17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Is Justin nailed? I heard Leicester signed a full back.

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Not nailed no, Leicester's backline up in the air other than Soyuncu

  15. Eon Flagz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 17 days ago

    McCarthy
    VVD Vinagre Doherty
    Mane Son Auba Saint-MM
    Antonio Bamford Werner

    (Martinez,Stephens,James,Davis)

    thoughts pls?

    1. Eastman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Not too sure on Antonio or Bamford but you never know

  16. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Newcastle United are close to signing Rogerio from Sassuolo, according to reliable journalist and transfer expert, Gianluca Di Marzio.

    The 22-year-old Brazilian left-back is one step away from becoming a Newcastle player, with a deal in the region of €14m close to being done.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Deal is done

    2. OLDHERMAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      ...14m for Rogerio? Well... no comment.

  17. Openboxman
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Dropped salah for a more balanced team.

    Ryan (button)
    TAA - Tierney - Robbo (vinagre, douglas)
    Auba - soucek - Armstrong (foden, pulisic)
    Dcl - werner (martial)

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Rethink required there.

    2. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yes it's more balanced but it's also awful.

      1. Openboxman
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Whats not to like?

        With salah all that differs is
        foden > greenwood
        Pulisic > salah
        Martial > fodder

        1. Teror
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I get your reasoning but Salah is arguably the best player in the game and I'm personally of the opinion that you're spreading your money around too much. Maybe your other players will compensate for it but I prefer having two heavy hitters in midfield like Salah and Sterling. You'll have to make several moves if you want to bring in another heavy hitter... so yeah... not for me but if you're happy with it go for it.

          1. Openboxman
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            8bdont disagree with what your saying, a valid point. Wildcard is there if it does go tits up.

            Salah has been in my draft from the start, but he's also in everyone else's. Fancied something a bit different

    3. Spab
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Don't listen to them. It would be very boring if we all had the same team. I quite like your team.

    4. Spab
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      As an experiment, ask yourself which of your players could get 25 points per million over the course of the season.

      1. Openboxman
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I think Pulisic will do well this season, as will Martial. Ill struggle to get in either if salah is knocking around.

    5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I like it. But too much money on the bench.

      1. Openboxman
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        My most expensive bwnch player is soucek at 5m O.o

  18. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Someone going to bench Martial or Bruno first week?

    Really hard to decide should I leave money ITB or save transfer and bench GW1.

    1. Eastman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Maybe Martial

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yes, I'm benching Martial and then bringing in Bruno for Salah GW2.

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Plan to have both so one will likely be benched gw1 or else it's a -4

    4. Strchld
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Thanks

    5. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      MTB

    6. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Been considering it but will probably WC GW2

  19. Niadu
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Kindly RMT please...
    McCarthy
    TAA / Vinagre / Robertson
    Son / Willian / Saka / Pulisic
    Werner / Vardy / Ings

    BENCH
    Soucek / KWP / Mitchell

    Planning on WC after GW1 to bring in United and City players.

    1. MrCloppity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No premium mids is a massive risk but good luck

      1. Niadu
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yeah, I thought about bringing in one of either Mane or Auba, but I noticed just 12m player messes up the dynamic of the whole team, so I decided to go with both TAA & Robbo to kind of cover for Mane and William/Saka to cover for Auba. Fingers crossed they both start.

    2. Ballistics
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I like it apart from I’m not sure about Willian/Pulisic gametime.

      1. Niadu
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yes I'll be keeping an eye on that situation and might swap them for other players if necessary...

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Who is your captain?

      1. Niadu
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        It's going to be either Werner or Son.

  20. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Any news if Henderson is likely to be fit for GW 1?

    Pool don't look the same without him

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      We will know more in the next friendly

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      back in training yesterday .. taking part in the drills as he continues to work his way back to full fitness.

  21. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Great podcast

    Two people who know what they are talking about. Straight to the point and very enjoyable.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Love it!

  22. Albert_Luque
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I would rather pay more for a subscription than be bombarded with promotions for a company that solely exists to feather the nest of Denise Coates, who took £323 million in dividends last year (that’s 8 Joelintons).

    I’m a long time subscriber but I’m really disappointed FFS. I’m here to play FPL, not to gamble.

    1. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Download an adblocker. It's what I do.

      1. Albert_Luque
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        There’s going to be soooo many articles linked to bet365 though - it’ll become an integral part of the site.

    2. Fork handles
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Then don't gamble? A lot of people getting their knickers in a twist about this affiliation but we're all mature enough to make our own decisions.

      1. Albert_Luque
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Well I’m not going to gamble. But someone else might. And someone else might become addicted, something that starts maybe when they get a free 10 quid bet from an article on this site.

        The thing is Bet365 is associating with FFS because it sees fantasy players as a profitable market. It feels like letting the fox into the hen house.

        1. Fork handles
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I get it. But I'd imagine the vast majority of people who gamble don't develop a problem. They enjoy it as a hobby and a bit of fun and remain totally in control.

          I don't have an issue with it myself so just thought I'd offer an alternative opinion. I can't imagine they're going to be publishing articles with tips that they expect to lose in order to take a cut of people's losses - obviously that I would take issue with. Not doing this link with bet365 for fear of people becoming addicted is like not giving someone paracetamol for fear of people getting hooked on painkillers. It's incredibly unlikely.

      2. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        This is much bigger than whether someone gambles. This is about a questionable and exploding industry whose bottom line is linked to every facet of the game gaining huge power over the game itself.

      3. Taff1952
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Its not as simple as that. The issue is about the expectations we have of a community that is supportive of one another. Many have spoken how fpl has helped wean them off addictive gambling. I do not expect to be bombarded with advertising or enticement to gamble when checking the season ticker. There also appears to be a question of double standards whilst saying they promote mental health awareness.

    3. tricpic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Why we need a like button

  23. Bank$y
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Robertson AND Tierney both starting on the left side for Scotland tonight. This could be

  24. Teror
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I'm so glad Messi isn't coming to the PL

  25. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Ings Rashford

    Or Adams Bruno

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

    2. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

  26. Jigar Joshi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 17 days ago

    The possibility of picking a quality mid with Bruno, Pulisic, Sterling/KDB, Greenwood and JWP with Werner and Ings/ Jiminez upfront but only at loss of not picking Salah and Auba after an early wildcard?

    Defence will be McCarthy, TAA, Reece James, Vinagre.

    Thoughts?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Don't need a WC to achieve that, I'll have a lineup like that by gw3 using FTs

      1. Jigar Joshi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Approach to doing that?

  27. Teror
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Best 4.5 defs?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Vinagre KWP Taylor Targett Ayling

    2. Ballistics
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Pretty much what he said

  28. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    How does this look?

    McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Egan Vinagre
    Salah Auba Alli Ziyech
    Werner Adams

    Take a hit in GW2 to do:
    Salah + Ziyech >>> Bruno + Rashford

    1. Ballistics
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I really don’t fancy either Alli or ziyech

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Why's that? Both solid options imo

        1. Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I have em both. Only concerns are ziyech's injury and that their price point is slight inflexible. I wouldn't take the hit. Salah against Chelsea could get ugly. Roll ft

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            The hit is to get in before price changes otherwise will be locked out price wise

    2. Ballistics
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yeah true I would rather go Son if I wanted a Spurs mid though.

  29. Ballistics
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Ryan (Button)
    KWP Doherty Davies Egan Stevens
    Salah Auba Soucek (Greenwood Foden)
    Werner Ings

    5atb will be become 442 GW2

    Overthinking it with the double double?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I think Foden is an unnecessary risk to bench from gw1... who knows if he even starts gw2

    2. Ballistics
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yeah he can become either Traore or ASM if he’s not a solid starter

  30. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Is Trent back in training yet?

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I believe so