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Meet the FPL Manager – Graeme Sumner (Gregor)

Meet the Manager is back, as Joe once again catches up with a Fantasy Premier League manager with an outstanding track record of success.

This time Joe meets Graeme Sumner, who is known by many in the Fantasy Football Scout community as Gregor.

With six top 10,000 finishes, including three within the top 1,000, Graeme is no stranger to ending a season strongly.

He also has experience of being within a whisker of winning FPL, after ending 2016/17 in 29th spot.

During this latest Meet the Manager chat, Graeme reveals his strategies for success. This includes being aggressive in pursuit of a good captaincy option, especially low-owned assets. With hat-trick heroes Santi Cazorla and Yaya Toure among his most successful captaincies in the past, Joe is obviously keen to find out who Graeme plans to hand the armband to in the coming weeks.

Joe discovers the importance of the eye test for Graeme, as well as his tactics for avoiding the growing ‘noise’ on social media and elsewhere as millions more join FPL each year.

Finally, Graeme reveals his Gameweek 5 plans, with more low-owned gems in his thought as he targets another strong finish in his already stellar career.

This chat is available as a video and podcast below. The previous Meet the Manager videos can be found here.

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796 Comments Post a Comment
  1. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    sorry, but how in the ever loving piss can anyone actually consider a Jaffa Cake to be a biscuit!? almost unbelievable idiocy

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

      It’s sold in the biscuit isle and taxed accordingly

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      and a Ginger Nut a nut ?

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

      You seem very passionate about this seemingly inane issue.

    4. Over The Mounié
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If you wanted to buy Jaffa Cakes but they were sold out, you would be more likely to substitute with a biscuit than a cake.

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Twix's are considered neither biscuit, nor cake. Instead, they're classed as confectionery, which is standard-rated when it comes to VAT, whereas a cake is zero rated

  2. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Why isn't Hegazi playing?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cheers TM

  3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Last Man Standing (3300+ qualified)

    Scores needed after hits for GWs 1-4 are 39,34.29 and 32 in that order.
    Code is 48n69x

    Up to 6% out this GW.

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/08/28/the-last-man-standing-competition-2020-2021/

  4. Stupendous Arse
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Bonjourno
    Without context intentionally, would you rather have for the next few gws:
    1) Robbo + Zaha
    2) KDB + a 5m defender (any)

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      2, not a Zaha FPL fan though.

      1. Stupendous Arse
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        been burned by him before which is why I need an impartial view. Thank you

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          But KDB isn't worth his spot currently and Robbo could outscore him on his own.

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I’d be wary of selling KdB.

            City offence can smoke anyone at any given time and going by the crazy nature of this season so far, if Villa can put 7 past Liverpool and Spurs put 6 past Man Utd don’t you think City can go medieval on anyone in any given game week?

            If they do KdB as likely to be involved as anyone.

            1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Penalties are his major draw atm.

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      2 with Bellerin for long term I'd say

  5. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Chilwell out of the England squad for the Belgium game with a non COVID illness

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Must have got it from the party.

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

        He has nob rot?

        1. Over The Mounié
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Source?

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

            An orange girl with eyebrows drawn on with a sharpie.

        2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Not a Manchester player.

    2. El Niño Yanqui
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Means he will be ready for Southampton- not wasting time with Southgate collection of Mutts

  6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I can only keep 1 of Jimenez and Ings, does it make sense to keep Ings as he'll probably be up against Kepa now and looked closer to scoring in the last couple of games..
    Jimenez still has the fixtures though

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

      Im in the same boat..... Currently on selling ings

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Jimmy had Fulham and still struggled.

    3. Stupendous Arse
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I have always found Ings to be streaky and impossible to predict.

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

    Start 1

    A) Mitchell
    B) Lamptey
    C) James

  8. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Bleedin Doherty and Tierney to shift now.

    My team just keeps on giving....

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      At least you have your wildcard.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Don’t want to use it yet though.

        Maybe just me being stubborn?

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Keeping Werner? KWP vs Chelsea not great.
          Ramsdale is like giving up on GK.
          3rd mid is a bit meh along with forwards.
          Guess it depends how patient you are and if you have made moves this GW.

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

      Just wildcard already...

      You still have transfers after that to fix other things. If you're taking hits every week to fix issues, might as well wildcard now, get ahead of the curve and then tinker from there.

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

    Grealish or Barnes for Gw5

    On a wildcard

  10. Conor1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    The same Graham Sumner who finished second in the Kop magazine FF league in 2013/ 14?