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Fantasy Football Scout Community Trials open again

The dawning of a new year brings fresh opportunities, different perspectives and, of course, a brand new FPL wildcard to tempt us! In this spirit of renewal, Fantasy Football Scout are delighted to be re-opening our Community Trials in order to discover and celebrate upcoming writing talent.

Alongside the Pro PunditsScout Network and Scout Academy, the Trials are part of our continuing mission to support the wider world of FPL content creators and expand the extent of FFS’s own coverage.

Specifically, the Community Trials offer an opportunity for budding writers to submit an article with a view to getting a paid commission, raising their profile and generally furthering their editorial career.

We ran the inaugural version of this enterprise back in the Autumn and, after much deliberation of MANY articles, ultimately picked four winners: DomWatts23GreyheadKroos Kontrol and RubberDucky.

We handed each of these writers a chance to work alongside the Fantasy Football Scout editorial team on a commissioned article that will feature in the main editorial flow. The first of these was published last week, as mindfulness coach DomWatts23 revealed his thoughts on how to balance FPL with our mental health in an unpredictable season. You can READ IT HERE.

If you fancy an opportunity to follow in their footsteps then now is the time to get your thinking cap on and start sharing your ideas.

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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 year.

The second Community Trials are now officially open and run through to February 7, so start submitting using this link.

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732 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Official: Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake are both injured, while Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres and Tommy Doyle are 'not fully fit'.

    [via @ManCity]

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      That's Raz out of my FH. Punting on Son with Saiss as first sub.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sterling not fully fit is the England international break thing all over again.

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Rubbish. Why would he spin a line? He doesn’t have to pick him, he doesn’t need an excuse.

    3. theplayer
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sterling is always amazingly not fit for the less important games like today and England duty. Would take that with a pinch of salt.

      1. theplayer
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Pep will say in his presser for Brighton that Sterling is much much better

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          That's true

      2. Klaren
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        He didn’t start the first game vs Spurs after the last international break.

  2. as33
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    What kind of injury has Sterling?

  3. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Can Sterling be trusted to start GW18?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No

      1. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Foden then instead of Sterling?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Gundogan looks like he should start vs Brighton now

          1. OptimusBlack
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            This

          2. Sanchit
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Gundogan is a CDM.
            Sterling is a LW.
            Can't see the connection here

  4. marcos11
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Bottomed on the last article.

      Vardy a good option from gw19 onwards? Or is there better options for the price given his minutes potentially being managed?

    • Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A Gundogan punt sounds better with the minute instead of Sterling on FH

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        No it does not imo, pep loves this stuff dont let drawn into his crazy mind games it's like on international break there is always something with sterling and then for the pl presser pep tells the world sterling is way better now.....

    • wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Do you thing that Cancelo/Dias could get a rest vs Brighton?Stones is the safe pick.

      1. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        There’s absolutely no way to predict Peps lineups based on who played the previous match. Just get the best players this week and make sure you have a bench.

    • Who Cares who wins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      With the added uncertainty of COVID it’s vital to get the latest news re injuries postponed games etc. I struggle to find this information.
      Which sources do members think are the most reliable and up to date?
      Any suggestions much appreciated

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Instagram, there are accounts on there that post all the latest new straight to their stories so you can just quickly flick through it, good for price changes as well

      2. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Probably here or https://www.reddit.com/r/FantasyPL/new/. Hundreds of people use different sources then post links to those sources here.

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Trying to guess which City player is the safest is pretty tough, not sure any one has the answer

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        It really isn't. KDB and Dias. End of.

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          4 games in 10 days for Dias if he plays against Brighton and both games in DGW

      2. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Ederson?

    • BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      What's the Aguero news mean for Brighton?

    • Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Is the consensus view that Villa v Spurs is going to be postponed?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yes

      2. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        It looks like it but noone knows. jose lost his Lolly yesterday and said it would be unacceptable for spurs to get another game rescheduled.who knows what's the pl headquarters plan is for this one. I would get ready for another postponement looks most likely

    • drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Stones look safe to start against brighton

    • FPL Kaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Rashford or Son for the FH?

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Rash due to fear of spurs/villa off

      2. ChelseaGuy
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Son if they're playing Fulham

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Where is walker ?

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Central defence

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Haha, that’s funny, checked the full backs and the bench only

          Thank god for huttondressedaslahm

    • HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Nobody is safe with Pep at the wheel

    • Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      What do we make of Aguero not even being in the squad .... any reasons given?

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I thought Pep said he would start, must be injured again

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          No, he was in a close contact with a positive person. No injury.

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Self-isolating as been in close contact with someone who has Covid (so I've read).

      3. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Covid isolating

      4. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Some protocol about covid, you can get the story on the city Twitter account I assume

    • wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      It's worth to get Martial only for gw18?

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        FH or FT?

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          fh

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Bruno & a defender other 2 from Utd?

            I'm in a similar boat... at the mo i'm on Martial but if Spurs is off I'll replace Son with Rash with the spare cash & look at forwards again

            1. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              cheers.yes Bruno and a defender.Is Lindelof fit?It seems that Rashford is a famous pick but not for me.

              1. kennethrhcp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                I'd go Maguire for nailedness if you've got the $$$

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Prefer Rash if poss.

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          cheers

    • CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Do you think Justin keeps his place with Pereira back?

      I'm hoping he will owing to how good he's been, but it would be really bad timing if he lost his place just in time for the DGW.

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Hell yeah imo, not only because I own him but he is actually really nice to watch great talent

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Guardiola such a strange mind to understand.
      I'm not afraid about Cancelo Dias KDB though

    • Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      First choice players not even in squads is this just for a full test or possible covid issue? Why not just Ben h then incase needed?

      1. Oggle22
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Rest

    • drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      4 games in 10 days for dias and cancelo if they play against brighton and both games in dgw.

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I don't understand why Pep didn't give Zinchenko a start today.

        Some of his decisions are truly baffling.

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Dias against the bottom teams can’t cover much ground

      3. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah that's my worry.I think Walker.Stones,Zinchenko will start vs Brighton and there will be a decision between Cancelo/Dias.The one who starts will get a rest vs Palace.

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          agree and a good position to be in with FH this week and be able to bring in whoever is rested against brighton for the the dgw

    • Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Definitely Stones and kdb in gw18... gundo or sterling...

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Dias? double defence?

    • COVID-CASUAL
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I think Sterling “not fit” is code for “has a niggle but would play something more important”. Although there’s enough doubt there to change plans.

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I just took it as fatigue, Sterling has played alot recently. So basically a rest.

          1. COVID-CASUAL
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Yep.

              I think same with Shaw, Pogba, Lindelof for Man U suddenly being injured. Good chance with their recent injury returns they just need a break for match fitness reasons.

        2. Eric the King
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Charlie Taylor being fit would be an unexpected bonus

          https://twitter.com/colmvhayes/status/1348254618460024832?s=21

          1. CONNERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            I don't see anything better than 2 points even if he starts tbh. Better than nothing I suppose,

            1. Eric the King
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Probably not but every little helps given the current decimation of my BGW team!

          2. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Them fixtures though.

        3. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Chances of mahrez playing GW18? worth a -8 to switch him and PVA to cancelo and rashford?

          1. Tomsk
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Think Bernado Silva ahead of him in pecking order now so don't think he'll start but who knows!

          2. FPL Kaka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Is Neto a potential decent FH player for only 6m?

            1. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I reckon so yeah

            2. COVID-CASUAL
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Absolutely

              • JBG
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Yes

            3. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Ah poo, Alioski is going to be benched soon isn't he.

            4. Flynny
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Presumably there will be a full round of press conferences tomorrow and Tuesday??

              Sterling 'injury' annoying

            5. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Omg KdB

              1. Forza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Bilva*

            6. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              On wildcard. Dias worth 0.8 more over Stones?

              Stones looks like sure starter in next gw but could get injured any minute.

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Dias could get injured any minute.

                1. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Answer the question or gtfo

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 18 days ago

                    Not with that attitude.

              2. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 18 days ago

                No imo but I am getting both on wc which hopefully guarantees me 1 starter each week

            7. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Which 2 City mids on FH?