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Introducing the Fantasy Football Scout Community Trials

The Community Trials is the latest new initiative from Fantasy Football Scout that, alongside our Pro Pundits, the Scout Network and the Scout Academy, is part of our ongoing mission to support the wider community of creators and expand the scope of our own content.

We have offered the capability to submit community articles for some time and, of course, we already do read all these articles and keep an eye on the most interesting and engaging contributors for future opportunities. 

Now, however, we’re taking that forward with a slightly more structured format in the form of the Community Trials, which will run for a set period  (initially the four weeks from now until October 2nd) with a clear target and reward at the end.

During the period of the trials, we will monitor everything submitted, run a weekly piece bringing attention to the section, provide a little feedback here and there, and ultimately reward the best and most interesting new writers with a paid commission to contribute to the main site in the following month.

We can’t promise this will change anyone’s life or that we will commit to your ‘history of FPL in 700 chapters’ masterwork, but it will give a few more content creators a few bylined pieces on the leading Fantasy Football channel and a step towards further opportunities with Scout or elsewhere.

We think this is a great opportunity to test out new ideas and angles, flex your creative muscles and get attention from our editorial teams. Even if you don’t get picked first time round, don’t worry, we’ll be running more trials throughout the season.

The first Community Trial is now officially open and runs through to October 4th, so start submitting using this link.



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  1. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Wolves signing Fabio Silva, awesome signing if FM is anything to go by

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Waiting for the announcement. Woo hoo!

    2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Filva?

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Bilva still a thing, but no more Dilva 🙁

        1. Brosstan
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          We have Tilva now though

      2. Amey
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        😆

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Joining Tilva and Bilva

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

    Hows this team look?

    McCarthy
    TAA - Dier - Robbo
    Willian - Alli - Soucek - Auba
    Adams - Ings - Werner
    (Nyland, Gordon, 4.0, 4.0)

    1. NoSalah'd
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I wouldn't double up on Liv def and not sure on Willian. Downgrade Robbo and upgrade a 4.0m and Willian?

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

        yea maybe, how about a spurs double at the back? 😀

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I like it. Shows what you can get without Salah!

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

        this has 2.5 itb for Willian or Alli>Bruno

  3. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Thomas very very bad performance today vs Blackburn. Probably Justin is going to cling this left back spot.

    1. Srv210
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Who's the RB?

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Castagne

        1. Srv210
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Oh, wasn't aware..thanks

    2. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      They got a new 21m LB

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Castagne is RB

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          LB

  4. Srv210
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    What's the general consensus here on Adams vs Mitrovic

    Pretty confused who to pick..no other attacker from these teams

    1. NoSalah'd
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It's a tough one. I would go for Adams and you can easily change if one does better

    2. Jullepuu
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      There isn't a general consensus. To me it feels like Adams is the slightly riskier pick but he has a higher ceiling

    3. Srv210
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Thanks both

    4. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'm going both cos i hate the mids sub 8 besides maybe greenwood

    5. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I would pick Mitro bcoz he's on PEN and plays lone striker.

      There are alternative picks available for SOU spot in mid JWP or Amstrong.

    6. Jay Jay Okocha
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      When in doubt go with the talisman with pens and guaranteed minutes

  5. Amey
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    WBA ....
    We'll never forgive you for breaking Ryan Button !!

    1. Srv210
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      What happened??

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Button to WBA done deal

        1. Srv210
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Who's brighton's other backup then?

          I really need to get more aware it starts in a week 🙂

          1. Amey
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Not in the game i guess. Waiting is only option 🙂

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Is the button deal sewn up? 😉

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Looks like it

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

        Arf arf. But seriously, surely he's not moved because the Baggy bench is cosier? 4m playing keeper incoming?

        1. Srv210
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          If this happens it would be great..not many CS though

        2. ManofKent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I can see him starting

        3. Amey
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          1m deal Andy
          He's a backup

  6. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    To any of those lunatics considering going without Trent....
    Just pretend he is a 7.5 mil striker
    Count his CSs as goals, then add his actual goals as 1.5 goals

    That’s 20 Goals
    14 Assists
    24 Baps

    Or just get Tammy Abraham instead 😉

    No. Could say the same about Robbo or VVD as well

  7. Jullepuu
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anything you would change? 0.5m in the bank for Martial

    McCarthy Steer
    TAA Egan Lascelles Vinagre Taylor
    Salah Auba Armstrong ASM Greenwood
    Werner Ings Davis

    1. NoSalah'd
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I wouldn't get have 2x 5.5m midfielders.

      1. Jullepuu
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        One of them can be on the bench. I can play 4-4-2

        1. Srv210
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          But 5.5 is too much money on the bench..get 0.5 by downgrading one defender to 4.0..and a 6m forward maybe?

          1. Jullepuu
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            I want to have 2 "good" players on my bench because of the corona virus and 4.0 defenders aren't good

          2. International Richard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            In agree with this

  8. Fero1905
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Mccarthy
    TAA Justin Vinagre
    Salah Auba Alli ASM
    Werner Ings Mitrovic

    Steer - Ayling- mitchell- Stephens

    0.5 ITB for go with Martial for Ings after gw1
    Than Auba to Bruno oder KDB after gw2

    Any better options for my 4.5 Players?

    1. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not convinced that Justin would start after LEI signed Castagne.

  9. Nomar
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    The annual QPR losing to lower league opposition in the first round of a cup competition comes to pass, to no ones surprise.

    Betting against QPR in any cup game is truly the easiest money you will ever make in sports.

  10. no kane no pain
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    RMT how many times I have changed this line-up..

    Mccarthy (steer)
    TAA aurier Egan vinagre (Mitchell)
    Salah (v) Auba (c) son soucek (Stephens)
    Ings Werner (Davis)

    442 week 1 think

    Just don't know about aurier - do I take off soucek and replace with 4.5m mid and go vvd leaving me weak mid or do I look at mid saving and look at the son vs ziyech to go greenwood week 2 and get the fund release that way?

    1. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Aurier/Son => Dier/Alli to save 1.5 and you can upgrade Davies to Mitro.

      1. no kane no pain
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Did think that but thinking the combo I have is better for points wk1 though it's a gamble

        1. no kane no pain
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Also mitro is a YC magnet. I'm putting Pablo hernandez on the watch list though post liv game. Build up play revolves around him and PL experience previous as a wing but now dictating the CM role..

    2. Thescaff
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Very similar to mine.
      Gw2 transfer?

      1. no kane no pain
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yes absolutely.

  11. b91jh
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Jimenez no longer nailed then?

    1. Thescaff
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Behave, he's integral

  12. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Not sure if this is the first team backline, but Leicster defense looking aweful vs Blackburn

  13. b91jh
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Could Son match Kane's output? Going Son+Martial instead of Kane+Bruno frees up 3.0. Really looks appealing.

  14. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Any chance that jack robinson is nailed?
    Fix has him as one of the best options at 4.5 for the first 5.
    Not sure I believe it

  15. Fero1905
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Davis nailed for Aston villa in absence of wesley? If yes its a nice option for 4.5

    And how many of you wait for the Last second to see the lineup of fulham arsenal for some changes maybe?

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Deadline now is 1:30 hrs before kickoff

      1. Fero1905
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Oh, ok

  16. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    My goalies are settled. 8.5m. 😀

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Who whoo

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        It's a new day Yes it is !

      2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        McCarthy & Button.

        1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Ryan over McCarthy
          Soton def are rubbish

          1. Brosstan
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Lol

          2. dandalf
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Well, the Brighton defence isn’t world class either, are they?

  17. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    RMT

    Mcarthy 4.0
    TAA Doherty Tierney (vinagre taylor)
    Salah Aub Alli ASM
    Werner Adams Mitro

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      (Gordon/4.5 mid fodder)

    2. Sir_Dunc
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I don't like Adams or Mitrovic. Adams can be said to be nailed on and I can see Ings taking the lions share of chances and points. As for Mitrovic, I just don't think Fulham will score many goals. I don't think their team is ready for life in the PL again, plus all those cards Mitrovic will get... I would also think of getting a 4.5 or 5.0 instead of Tierney and replace taylor with a 4.0, which gives you 1.5m to put into a better 4th MF or striker.

      1. Sir_Dunc
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        *can't be said

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Mitro will be involved in half of Fulham’s goals so he seems a reasonable pick for me. Also placeholder for Antonio and possibly nketiah

      1. Sir_Dunc
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I see your point, but I don't think there are many, or perhaps any, good strikers at 6.0, particularly when there are midfielders and defenders for that price or not much more who will outscore Mitrovic on points.

  18. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How is this BB team?

    Fabianski McCarthy
    Robbo VVD Doherty Tierney Vinagre
    Salah(C) Alli JWP Saka Soucek
    Werner Ings Antonio

    Any obvious way to improve?

    And how is this WC GW2 team?

    3-5-2 / 4-4-2

    McCarthy 4.0
    TAA Robbo Justin Vinagre 4.0
    KDB Bruno Greenwood Foden Soucek
    Werner Martial 4.5

    Three United attackers too much?
    Greenwood/Foden could become Havertz(if 8.5)/5.5

    1. International Richard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      The glaring obvious hole is no Aubu/Arsenal and no Liv attackers V x3 ManU players. I won't be following your lead

  19. Krafty Werks
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How long do you think Justin retains his spot for before Pereira gets his spot back? 2/3 games? Might it just be better to go with a nailed 4.5 from the off maybe? Thoughts?

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah, Official FPL website has him back 1 Oct. Probably would just get a nailed 4.5 unless you're sure you'll WC by week 4.

  20. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Doherty worth the extra mil over Siass?

  21. Red Red Robins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Thoughts on Doc against Bulgaira? Alot of people saying he didnt play great, especially in a back 4. Granted i can see him pushing forward more for Spurs than Ireland............i hope

  22. Sir_Dunc
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Alli nailed? Or is Lo Celso a threat to his position?

  23. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyone punting on Meslier over Ryan/McCarthy?

    Is he nailed?

    1. Mike2795647
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nope, even if nailed I can’t see him keeping as many clean sheets as Ryan or McCarthy

    2. Jullepuu
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not nailed

  24. Cojones of Destiny
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    pool

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      smiling emoji ))

  25. Steven Reinaldo Rusli (fpl_…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I've sent my draft article since last week, how do I get any notification on the progress, please? This is my first time, so I have no idea about the flow process of an article submission.

  26. Stats Don\'t Lie
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    This is a brilliant and very exciting initiative!