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Scout Notes

Five FPL blanks in seven for Bruno as Greenwood’s fine late-season form continues

Manchester United 3-1 Burnley

  • Goals: Mason Greenwood (£7.0m) x2, Edinson Cavani (£7.9m) | James Tarkowski (£5.3m)
  • Assists: Marcus Rashford (£9.5m), Paul Pogba (£7.6m), Donny van de Beek (£6.6m) | Ashley Westwood (£5.3m)
  • Bonus: Greenwood x3, Rashford x2, Cavani x1

Manchester United’s win over Burnley on Sunday means that the Red Devils need just eight points from their final six games to secure a top-four spot.

The concerns from a Fantasy perspective are that Ole Gunnar Solksjaer may start preserving key individuals around their upcoming Europa League semi-final, particularly as there is little meaningful left to play for on the domestic front – assuming they have given up the ghost of catching their cross-city rivals.

But there was little evidence of minute-management in Gameweek 32, with United pretty much at full strength for the visit of the Clarets.

BLANK BRUNO

Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) may have swerved the kind of rotation that has plagued the popular FPL assets at Manchester City and Chelsea but there was little reward for those Fantasy managers who have kept faith with the Portuguese schemer, as he blanked for the fifth time in seven matches.

He averages just four points per match from Gameweek 26 onwards, a seven-game spell that represents his worst run as a Fantasy asset since his move to England.

In mitigation, there have been meetings with Chelsea, Manchester City, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur in a tricky-ish recent run – but blanks against the likes of Crystal Palace and Burnley have been more of a concern.

We’ll delve more into his recent output in a Members article this week.

RASH’S CHALLENGE

Rashford shrugged off an ongoing foot problem to feature in this encounter, beginning the game up front in a central role. That was a bit of a blow to owners of Edinson Cavani (£7.9m), who would have been expecting the veteran Uruguayan to start more games than not in the absence of Anthony Martial (£8.6m).

In the end, Cavani came off the bench to score; over half of his FPL attacking returns this season have come when he has been a substitute.

As for Rashford, his manager said of his fine display and ongoing fitness battle:

I asked him how he was because he played so well. And I think because he played so well and he felt good out there, he was trying to force a 90-minute out of him. But he said that he was too sore. So it’s just pain that comes after he’s played for 60-70 minutes. He lasted for 80 almost today, so that was progress.

GAMES MASON

Rashford and Fernandes have five attacking returns apiece in the last nine Gameweeks – a total that Greenwood has matched in his last three outings.

Following his 15-point haul against the Clarets, the teenage forward is the fourth-most bought FPL asset of Gameweek 33 at the time of writing.

His benching against Spurs was a prime example of how there’ll always be the threat of rotation hanging over his head, particularly as United reach the latter stages of the Europa League.

But at £7.0m, there’ll still be a few takers.

His second goal was fortuitously deflected in but the goal rush has been no fluke: when FPL assets are filtered by their last four matches, Greenwood is top of the pile for shots in the box.

POPE MOBILE

Fantasy community eyes Burnley clean sheet in first Double Gameweek match

Missing from the Burnley side again was Nick Pope (£5.5m), who is working his way back from a shoulder injury.

Sean Dyche said after full-time:

We had to make a judgement call. We think he’s got every chance to be fit for next week.

Not that Pope’s availability has made much of a difference, as the usually solid Clarets are on the division’s longest run without a clean sheet (seven games) and have kept just four shut-outs in their last 20 fixtures.

James Tarkowski (£5.3m) grabbed Burnley’s goal but the in-form Chris Wood (£6.3m) once again impressed, being denied a goal after 15 seconds by the offside flag and posing a nuisance the United backline.

He himself has had 16 shots in his last four matches, just one behind Greenwood.

Matej Vydra (£4.8m) was benched, meanwhile, with Dyche later confirming that he wanted an extra man in midfield to deal with United’s strength in central areas.

Tarkowski’s goal means that United have conceded to every team ranked 7th or below bar Wolves this season, with half of their 12 clean sheets coming against the top six.


Manchester United XI: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred (Cavani 45), McTominay, Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba, Rashford (van de Beek 84).

Burnley XI: Peacock-Farrell, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson (Rodriguez 88), Cork, Brownhill (Vydra 88), McNeil, Westwood, Wood.

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447 Comments Post a Comment
  1. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    How nailed on does Greenwood look now?

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Started 9 out of last 10 games Martial was out

  2. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    I wonder what our budget will be in FESL.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      about 1bn each

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      100m

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      its not about money rupert....its not

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Oh no of course not. It’s a sport for peasants.

    4. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Doesnt matter. Everyone gonna start with the same budget anyway.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Do you do weddings?

    5. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Too soon

    6. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      You would get an individual budget based on your FPL ranking history. Those with high finishes would get 750m each .... the rest would get 40p and coupon for a Boots meal deal.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Ohh there's gonna be super league for FF managers?

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Ha ha. I love this.

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I've got a very mediocre record but I'm willing to pay. Any chance?

  3. Disco Stu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Who is the best option to bring in for Son next week?

    Current squad

    Mendy/forster

    Sones/Shaw/Konsa/White/Holding

    Salah/Son/greenwood/Jota/Lingard

    Kane/Nacho/Bam

    1. Disco Stu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      4.8 ITB

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Leicester has decent fixtures
      Double up with Madisson and nacho can be great

  4. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    To the people that think ESL will have no impact on the EPL... please seek help

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      its so sad because i know i wont have the urge to watch any PL games anymore. Sad to have something you've enjoyed since you were a kid being taken away

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        When clubs have nothing to play for in the best league in the world its very sad. Hope the PL relegate or ban the teams involved. As a United fan I’d happily see them be relegated

        1. Top Mark.S
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Never thought you and I would find common ground but absolutely agree. Hope they kick my beloved liverpool out of the prem with immediate effect tomorrow

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Haha most rational fans are together on this one, trying to save our sport from being demolished in this way

            1. Top Mark.S
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Finally we stand together to fight the greater evil

              1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 months, 3 days ago

                Which is money and stupidity

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 3 days ago

                  The more they make the stupider they get it seems

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Does CL have any impact on EPL?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        I will explain it to you a second time mate. There will be absolutely nothing to play for in the PL, top 4 will be meaningless and there will be no difference between finishing 2nd and 16th. These Clubs will certainly prefer the prize money of the corrupt ESL over a lousy PL title right?

      2. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        What is the justification for having a league where you aren’t playing in it, based on merit?

        The likes of West Ham and Leicester having very good seasons are completely undermined and are being shafted, due to Arsenal/Spurs thinking they’re worthy of being part of the big show even though they’re 7th and 9th and neither club have ever won a European trophy. Spurs last won the league before man went to the moon ffs.

      3. Disco Stu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Champions League has a tremendous impact on the PL. Without CL, no one would care what teams finished Top 4 to qualify for it. Without Champions League, interest in PL goes way down once a team like City th9is year has wrapped up the league(In theory) with 10 or 12 game weeks left. Sure people playing Fantasy still have some interest, but for the majority of other fans, once there is nothing left to play for, interest truly wanes

      4. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Are you daft? What's the point of finishing top 4 in the Prem??

        1. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Are you daft? Does ESL give out all the details now?

          You guys seem already know everything even the stakeholders do not provide full picture and plan to public.

          You guys, just follow the footsteps from PL and UEFA. It's horrible.

          Are you daft? You do not know how corrupted PL and UEFA are?

          Speechless.

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            What are you talking about? What details are you talking about? Just because PL and UEFA are money driven and corrupt, doesnt make the ESL an idea that destroys competition and sporting merit.

            Both can be bad, but I'd rather take the lesser evil.

            I really dont think you understand what this does to football as a whole. The actual sport will become pointless. The result of the game will become inconsequential. Why would United or Liverpool or Madrid be bothered to win games if they can qualify for the ESL every year anyways

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              I love how you’re debating with him. Why are you bothering?

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 3 days ago

                i am irrationally upset right now 🙁

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 3 days ago

                  Yeah I’m just not giving it too much thought. I’ll just see what pans out.

                2. Scots Gooner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 3 days ago

                  I feel you buddy, but no point debating this guy. He must be trolling.

      5. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        That's unknown for now. Is this a ruse from these teams to have more day in structure of CL, EL and possibly another tier? An ESL for now looks like it could be a TV revenue generator with few real fans at games and could die a sudden death if it ever happens. This fella has some interesting thoughts on recent events. Only problem is it's 2021, billionaires own clubs and football is competing with Netflix and Disney on TV as a source of entertainment.

        https://mobile.twitter.com/JamieHolme/status/1383860588720246788

        1. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Good say! The key word is "unknown"!

          You are the minority getting the point.

        2. Boxwoods
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          This. ESL is more likely to itself be ruined than to ruin “football.” All these nightmare scenarios (nothing to play for in domestic leagues, top national players out of World Cup, etc.) are predicated on sabre-rattling by FIFA against this upstart competition.

          In the end, is FIFA going to spite itself by ensuring that top teams and players don’t get to play in the established competitions/leagues? Is ESL going to eclipse CL in prestige, such that top teams would forfeit ability to play in latter?
          Doesn’t seem too likely.

  5. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Just seen the poll

    "I won't sign players from ARS, CHE, LIV, MCI, MUN or TOT out of principle"

    😆 😆 is this for real? bet u all those bashing the ESL will captain these players

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Nah, am boycotting if this becomes a reality.

    2. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I certainly hope my rivals are principled.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Cant wait for those taking supposedly moral high ground here to cheer for their top 6 players

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I'll not be here at all if it happens. Let alone captain.

  6. No end product
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Just saw THFC statement on Mourinho. 'Relieved of duties'. What century are they living in? Maybe it was Jose behind the paint jokes after all. Relieved to be out I would think.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Jose brought them down. They were ucl finalists and top 4 team not ling ago

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Try a bit harder to hide your baiting mate

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          U think they are better off now than under poch? Ok

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            They were better under Poch, but right before Poch was sacked it was clear they were on the decline. Spending $0 in the transfer windows doesn’t help either

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Can't really do anything when a team is like that

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Team is like that because of him. Kane, Son, Bale, Alli, Ndombele. The amount of talent in that squad is massive yet he’s getting knocked out in the Europa league by some WiFi password and struggles to get top 7.

        2. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          He could have got more out of that squad instead of bleating that they weren't good enough. He couldn't sign more players this season anyway so should have knuckled down, bitten his tongue with some players when needed, and got them into the top 4. He wasn't whinging about the same squad when they were doing well before Christmas. Meanwhile David Moyes on a much smaller budget has West Ham fighting for top 4.

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Exactly

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Canned/Sacked/Fired/Let Go/Pink Slipped/Made Redundant....does it matter what the phrase is?

  7. Poison Apple
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Since years ago, football (or any sports event) is about money.

    Champions league is about money. The expansion of the CL to have round robin, to include more games and more reps from more nations is about money.

    Changes are supposed to have impact.

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      At least you can qualify for the CL on merit.

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Agree.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        You say you agree everywhere but fail to defend the decisions they made

        1. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          What means everywhere? You fail to defend? Yes, you refuse to.

        2. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          People just resists to any changes. Poor.

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      This is completely different. The same 15 teams qualify year in year out. All the games will just be glorified friendlies with no impact and nothing on the line. Those clubs will dominate national leagues too with the amount of money they’ll receive basically killing every other football club in Europe. Not to mention most of these games will be held in America and Asia overnight. Football will die

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Glorified friendlies is probably the best word to describe this farce

        1. Boxwoods
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          But this is exactly why ESL is not going to supplant CL/World Cup/Euros/Domestic League competition and is generally going to have a much smaller impact on Football than suggested by all of the hair pulling on here.

          1. Esalman
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            I sure hope so.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Just watched MOTD and it says they won’t be allowed to compete domestically.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Assuming the PL don’t cave which will probably happen...

      3. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        What will be on the line is the Super League title - which will likely be the greatest non WC trophy in existence...does that not matter? Why do people keep forgetting this?

    4. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      No one is saying its not about money. But if you take out sporting merit and the importance of the result on the pitch, you dont have a product.

      These business people dont understand the value proposition of their own product.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        It's exactly That!! They want to replicate a model (on decline btw in every single American sport..) without understanding the context of their product development and their target audience. Europe is not America and football is not soccer.

    5. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      They can make money in a way that doesn’t destroy the sport. And they’ve just done exactly that, destroy the sport and spit in the faces of the fans

    6. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      But then u get some who wants even more money...not so?

    7. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Its still a game(s) and teams/individuals still want to win.

      So while i can understand in alot of the argument brought up by the against camp. This glorified friendies is one of those i m not buying.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        It's not about competitiveness it's about (not) being equitable and suitability. This franchise model is culturally and socially unsuitable.

        1. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Why is this so - culturally and socially unsuitable?

    8. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      How has anyone given this an upvote?

      Are you arguing that we should impact football by taking merit out of the equation and solely base it on money?

      1. Poison Apple
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        While my first sentence is how alot of things are monetize, my example is specifically about the CL.

        I stated impact. You are entitled to think thats taking merit out of football. But i dont share the same view.

  8. built_this_city
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    How is Harry Kane getting on?

    1. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Not sure. But mourinho would probably knows n would be free enough to entertain us given he is currently clubless...

  9. Top Mark.S
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone else hoping the team they have supported through thick and thin for 30 years gets removed from the competition with immediate effect at tomorrow's prem league meeting?

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      No chance of it happening

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Of course there is a chance. I think it should happen. I think we need it to happen. Grow a pair and show the top 6 that football is bigger than them.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          I think it’s not a case of should it happen as it should. It’s whether it will and I just can’t see it as it would take real strength to do that and that’s not the world we live in now.

          1. Top Mark.S
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            If everyone stands together. Fifa, UEFA, fans, media and excludes them completely from all football, there is enough strength in that. I will stand with those who have the balls even if my own club suffers.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              I know mate, but it’s just not going to happen. I know exactly what should be done. Kind of like the Covid situation but they way things should have happened requires a great deal of strength and sacrifice, which requires a bit of effort.

            2. Yank Revolution
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Impossible. Dreamland.

              You're taking a provincial view of this turn of events. Most of the rest of the world is very happy about it.

        2. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Why should it happen? There's no contract between clubs and leagues saying they can't express an interest in plans for a new league?

          1. Top Mark.S
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Sure but this is the right response

            Hence "should"

            1. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              Hopefully it's a ruse to renegotiate Champions League structure. But it's not surprising. TV companies have scheduled football matches since the PL started. The Champions League and PL were setup to generate TV revenue making English football an attractive investment for foreign owners, one of them with ties to, arguably, the world's most notorious criminal. And during COVID the PL resumed, players were regularly tested while the NHS struggled due to lack of COVID tests. It's the owners actions, not the clubs, that are reprehensible. They're obviously seen a TV and merchandise market for clubs, where real fans can't travel to games. Don't be surprised if they have free admission to some games to have some atmosphere because the games revenue will be multiple what a paying attendance could be.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 3 days ago

                Really like your final point.

                1. GreennRed
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 3 days ago

                  I don't! Armchairball! They'll probably do a Twitter poll from viewers for the VAR decisions.

    2. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Unlikely to happen for this season. Its akin of killing the whole season. Pretty much why last season was finished despite the crap COVID brought about.

      That said, you can hope it happens for next season.......

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Why cant you give a massive points deduction that effectively relegates them all?

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Becuase u dont want to get rid of clubs that run ur league. Without the big 6 there are no epl fans in asia africa and without those fans and the subsequent loss of tv revenue epl wont be a top league

          If u want to get rid of all these ckubs might as well let them join the super league. Win win

          1. Top Mark.S
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Long game you get them back though dont you.

            That's the only way.

            New Zealand did this with their rugby players and it worked.

          2. Top Mark.S
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            The comp is gone even if they stay.

            This is the only way

          3. Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Letting them join the ESL without a fight is far from a win win... it’s actually very cowardly

          4. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            By the same argument, if the ESL goes ahead then the EPL loses all those fans anyway

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 3 days ago

              No becuase the super clubs will also be playing in epl

              We get to see elite teams take each other in every wednesday and fans of the lesser clubs get to see their teams take on the elite ones every weekend.

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 3 days ago

                You’re fixated on this “we get to see elite teams take each other on” nonsense - you’ve bought it hook, line & sinker

                So gullible 🙁

              2. HashAttack
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 3 days ago

                Watching lesser teams take on the "elite" Spurs or Arsenal B teams

              3. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 3 days ago

                Ridiculous!! Super clubs?!?! Ah ah ah... the same super clubs that are beaten in Zagreb? Or the ones trailing West Ham and Villa? Super shaite more like it

          5. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            Never!!! They don't deserve the respect of the football community. They're already the most hated clubs in the world. That will bring a lot of revenue I'm sure...

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      End of the season for me. Shame really, at least I’ve still got cricket.
      No more Lomachenko either.

    4. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Chelsea season ticket holder here, would be perfectly happy if they threw us out of the league.

    5. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      End of the season - the 6 clubs get expelled from the PL / Football league, no relegation for the bottom 3 this season and promotion for the 3 clubs as usual

      Unfortunately I don't think there would be legal grounds to do so

    6. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I hope they do. If this is not stopped right now it will have disastrous consequences

    7. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      One legal action that could be done is to deduct points for clubs playing a weakened team

      e.g. If 3 players miss a PL fixture and then subsequently play in a non-FA, non-UEFA authorised game (i.e. ESL fixture) before the next authorised game then a 6 point deduction should be imposed

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Won't happen. All EPL rule changes have to be debated by the current 20 clubs. I think it needs a 15 club majority to pass so simple maths says that's not gonna happen.

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          It's two thirds, which is 14,which is conveniently 20 - 6 😀

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Sterling > Salah looks the move this gw?

    Martinez,
    Rüdiger, Shaw, Pereira, Phillips,
    Salah, Lingz, Jota, Bruno,
    Nacho, Watkins,

    Mendy, Dias, Son, Kane,

    .7

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      We aren’t answering fpl questions right now, try again later

      1. Poison Apple
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Haha.. i quite like this i got to say

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      You need to transfer out all your top 6 players in solidarity

    3. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Yes

  11. son of city
    5 months, 3 days ago

    ok what to do with pathetic Bruno after Leeds game?

    1. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      He is but new toys are quite much limited...

  12. Exxtreme
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    The day that football died...

    1. son of city
      5 months, 3 days ago

      RIP in advance

    2. No end product
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      And we were singing.....

  13. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Any early Pool line up news?

  14. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 3 days ago

    That Arsenal defence against Neymar and Mbappe next season LOL

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Classic 🙂

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Both pool and spurs have conceded more goals than arsenal this season

  15. built_this_city
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Still laughing about Arsenal being in an elite league 😀

    1. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Saka, ESR and Martinelli - Yours for less than £15 million
      Wait till you see their B team that will play in the EPL once the ESL gets going

    2. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      You r not the only one im sure.

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Big fanbase. American owner.

      1. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Apparently Spurs have 3 million UK fans and 100 million world-wide - expect Arsenal have similar

  16. A-L
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Will be an interesting match in Norwich vs Watford tomorrow, which might give us an idea of how each team will set up against a Premier League opposition next season. Definitely considering Pukki and a Watford defender next season if their prices look reasonable

    1. built_this_city
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Pukki will be 6 i'd guess... maybe 6.5

  17. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    North London Derby will become the wooden spoon decider

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Milan Derby.

  18. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Let's be honest, a European super league run by the elite and wealthy has been on the cards for decades.

    There is no shock and awe.

    Lower league and non pro football has always been more attractive as the years roll by.

  19. TheBiffas
    5 months, 3 days ago

    anyone else fully disowning their beloved clubs? I'm a lifelong liverpool fan but i'll be supporting my local tranmere rovers from now on

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Nope. Utd fan here and would rather see us take on the elites week week out than pretend to have a rivalry with leeds which was the most one sided game in ages

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Bruh we almost lost the game to Burnley how you gonna talk about taking on the elites?

        Got battered by Leipzig and you talking about playing AC Milan and Atletico like its a dream match lol

    2. Top Mark.S
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Yip. Already bought a shirt for chippa United from east London south Africa.

      Liverpool WhatsApp group changed from liverpool to chippa last night

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        We have a winger called will twalah.

        Been singing

        Will Twalah Will Twalah
        Running down the wing
        Twalahlahlahlahlahah East London King

        1. son of city
          5 months, 3 days ago

          lol

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah United fan, and probably wouldnt watch any of this when the games mean nothing. Nothing to play for so why watch

    4. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I am for the super league , just like you a lifelong Liverpool
      Fan for 40+ years.

      There has always been talk of a breakaway league since premier league. This is exactly what sky did with with football league back in 1992.

      It happened in darts when the pdc was created and it has been a success

      Reason why sky is upset is as it won’t benefit them

  20. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Sooo...am I screwed now for pressing wildcard button yesterday?

    1. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Make the best of any circumstances.

    2. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I would left for GW35

  21. Gabbar Singh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Hi, does anyone know how on earth Coufal got assist for the Lingard penalty? He was inside the box when the cross came in.
    It was Johnson who should have been awarded the assist.

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Read the room bro.

  22. son of city
    5 months, 3 days ago

    who in the actual sense would want to see United vs Madrid for over 10years. ESL should just be a silly talk and nothing more.

  23. JabariParkersEyelid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Never have I been more ambivalent about my players doing well in an FPL game. I'm in a couple of very serious mini leagues and I'm doing pretty well this year.

    Couldn't care less, I'll take the points from my triple pool if they come but I'd love a 3-0 Leeds win tonight. Hope they come out and play angry.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Sell all ur big 6 players this week

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        We all will soon enough

      2. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        That isn't what I'm saying. I'm disgusted with what is happening but I'm not gonna sabotage my season to no benefit.

        I'll be less bothered if it all falls apart though than I would have been.

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        No reason. Fpl is arranged by PL and we cannot show support by playing this game poorly.

        What needs to be done is some kind of worldwide campaign against all teams founding SL.

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Completely agree said it much better than I could.

    2. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      I would love it if Leicester and West Ham finish 3/4th to demonstrate the absurdity of the 'big' teams leaving for the closed shop elite league

      1. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Would demonstrate exactly why they're doing it. Why have competition when money can just breed more money.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Tbh it depends on the public. If everyone (or many enough) is going to boycott this closed monster, they aren't going to get money with it.

          1. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 3 days ago

            UK market is a very small share of global market, so won't carry a huge amount of weight, sadly

  24. popey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Does anyone know the situation with Leno being dropped - long term of just giving Ryan a run-out?

  25. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Which one do you play.
    a)Fantasy Super league or ;
    b) Fantasy Premier league (revised)

    You can only play one.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      B

      give me the Leeds and Leicester lads all day

    2. son of city
      5 months, 3 days ago

      A just roll with the trend

    3. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      won't even watch super league so B all day

      do non-CL fans really watch the CL? Will be even less take up

    4. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      B please

    5. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 3 days ago

      B, I don't play the UCL game why would I be interested in a non competitive league.

      1. RoryzonderR
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        B

    6. Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      b

      1. Railwayman
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        And if that supersoccer league ever starts I wouldn't watch a single second of any match, ever.

  26. son of city
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Paul Pogba has reportedly requested a £500,000-a-week deal from Premier League club Manchester United if he will stay back, TF is wrong with United players. lol

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Out he goes.

  27. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    No reaction/response from players is a bit surprising

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Probably don't want to get involved with the political side of football just yet.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      They may have their hands tight legally, I don't know. And there is also big money involved.

    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Just seen Bruno Fernandes has put a caption ‘dreams cannot be bought’ on his Instagram

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Bruno is a proper leader - no suprise to see him having the courage to speak out

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          Yeah absolutely mate!! Herrera has put out something on his Instagram too which is worth a look!! Well written!!

  28. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Good old Paddy Power sums up the new ESL 🙂

    https://twitter.com/paddypower/status/1384165283401670658?s=20

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Paddy Power are as bad as the owners of the football club.

      Reduce stakes / ban successful punters. Want to encourage social gambling because they make more money from 'impulse' bets (why did they love in-play advertising etc.)

      Introduced all those FOBTs because they knew it was like printing money.

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        If you want to bet, use the exchanges. Betfair have a good 2% commission basic package now.

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          And, yes, I know Betfair is part of Paddy Power. But the exchange is different to the main bookmaker. Because the exchange is still betting against the other party (whoever that is) and they don't ban you (although they do change commission structures if you become massively successful).

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Paddy Power isnt trying to destroy the competitive nature of the entire sport though...

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          No.What they're doing is worse

  29. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    Somewhere along the coastline of Dover, a wild Nigel is waking up in his watchtower after receiving a telegram regarding the ESL.

    He has put down his binoculars and is now vigoursly polishing the brass buttons on his blazer and dusting off his flat cap.

  30. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 3 days ago

    How on Earth can someone consider Tottenham as a big club, they are not the biggest club even in London, let alone England or Europe. Tbh they are a big 6 side when considering teams from London only. Arsenal is a joke in the last few years, Milan played CL like 10 years ago, Juventus is the biggest loser in European football... Anyway, good luck to all the Supersoccer participants in a league organized by a US bank LOL

    1. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Based on annual income and worldwide fanbase they probably are

    2. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Simplistically - who is more deserving of CL football next season, Leicester, West Ham or Spurs?

      ESL thought process says Spurs, due to the South Korean fan base

      1. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        None of them - clue should be in the name and none of them are anywhere near champions

        In some ways it was the expansion of the CL to enable top 4 qualifiers and fairly guaranteed income that has led to the sort of greed we now see with the ESL.

        1. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 3 days ago

          no complaints there - the CL in its current guise is a bloated mess of greed in its own right!

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Guess how many European cups Arsenal, Spurs, Man City & Atletico have won between them

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Nothing to do with trophies won. Some bunch of accountants and their algorithms have worked out the potential fanbases and TV revenue plus other revenues for the clubs that are in a proposed ESL. Forest or Villa weren't invited. It's a complete load of bollo#. Corruption in Broad daylight under floodlights.

      2. Railwayman
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        Add juventus and it's still a joke - 2 😀

    4. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Based on Levy bending over and accepting anything inserted.