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Strikers Keeper, Losers Weepers – MVP Draft Results

On a dark and stormy Tuesday evening (well, late afternoon), Boris and his motley crew of Team Managers met up at the ‘Watts App Arms’ in a tiny wee village called Th’interweb, to fight it out for the MVP players. There were many ideas put forward for player selection methods, including arm wrestling, mud fighting and even cock dressage to name a few. In the end though the wise choice of a snake draft was settled upon, and so the battles commenced.

Yes indeed, the MVP Draft was successfully completed on Tuesday evening, and if you missed last night’s online discussion between Mark and Az about it, you can catch it online here.

For those too eager to know the results, however, please read on!

The Draft – The Top 10 Picks

The full draft details are available via this, and here are some of the highlights:

The order of picks was a competition itself with all the managers vying for who would get the first draft choice. The rules were simple – the manager with the highest cumulative FPL score by GW4 would go first and so on, excluding any Bench Boost/Triple Captain augmentation of course.

With an incredible score of 346 and an OR of 3148, Suvansh the mystery man with no FPL history got the well-deserved premier choix, selecting Az. We are still not sure who was most pleased with the result: Az or Suvansh!

Second, was community tournament legend Speedy, with a very nice 328 and a sub 50k OR. Speedy’s choice was Lateriser12, which no doubt will give him bragging rights over his FPL Wire comrades, Zophar and BigMan Bakar.

Third place went to Tets McGee, team manager of the runners up in our last tourney, the Pundits Playoff. Tets boasts a score of 335, and an OR of 15,167, and made an astute signing in the form of Ragabolly.

KIRAFPL’s score of 323 leaving him just outside of a 50k OR, earned a fourth-place draft choice, and he opted for Tom Stephenson, the current leader of The Great and The Good, to join his team.

In fifth position we found FPLHints, a well-established pillar of the FPL Community but making his debut as a Community Tournament manager. His 321 points not only gets him off to a cracking start, but also a nice pick in the form of LTFPL Andy.

FPL Richie got the sixth pick and went for the FPL legend Mark Sutherns, disbelief on both sides that the founding father of Scout was not higher up this pick order.

Darth_Krid, a veteran of the community tournaments who picked up the management mantle this season, plumped for Bigmanbakar and he will be hoping his statistical insight and possibly his dancing skills help him to victory.

Danelius with 337 points and a cracking 11,960 OR, was the victim of the cruel BB Chip points bludgeoning stick and had 24 points docked leaving him in eighth picking position. A true pro, he took the news on the chin and selected Magnus Carlsen to join his team. Will this be checkmate for the opposing teams?

FPL_Mihir grabbed the 9th place position and opted for the expert skills of Zophar to enhance his team’s credentials, rounding up the top ten GauravGharge greedily grabbed his grade A selection of FPL Salah.

The Best of the Rest

Moving outside the top 10, this is where it became tense amongst the managers, with some fantastic managers still available. Lagdon82 prayers were answered as he came in eleventh to take his chance and select a true pro-player in Holly Shand. He also managed to secure one of the more prominent members of the Community, FPL General.

Now starting to feel like Tony Blackburn…in at 12 is Sam FPLFamily, signing for none other than TedTalksFPL, whose squad has a sniff of being the official Scout Mods and Cons team with Editor Neale Rigg also joining him.

The manager of the Champions last time round, Pirlo’s Pen, signed Top Gun Luke Williams with his choice, FPL Panda took his turn at 14th and chose to enlist career Hall of Fame no.1 Fábio Borges to his crew.

The next manager to make a pick was Auto select, and he opted for Sean Tobin before Gianni Buttice became the 16th MVP to be drafted, joining richardsp93’s team.

Toblerone52 had the fortune of signing one of the best MVPs on the list, Zan Keroski. Welcome to the winning team Zan! Full disclaimer I should mention the author of this article is also on that team so there may be some degree of bias.

With only six more places left of the first rung of the draft, Linnbee signed the vastly experienced FPL Editor who is on his 12th FPL campaign this season and has a very strong track record.

Sreethe, whose team dominated the league stages in the Pundits Playoff in the last Tournament, made a cracking signing in Tom Freeman and the next pick was made by team manager The Fantastic Mr Fox as he chose the £100m valued Johnny HOW SON?.

Geoff Dance was signed by Narcos as we near the end of the first rung and he was joined by Joe Lepper in the next round of picks to give him a formidable double up for the competition.

The infamous Greyhead made his first pick of the evening and he must have weaved some magic as he has secured the services of one of the best managers around in FPL Matthew and also Darren Wiles, who has graced the higher reaches of the Hall of Fame.

And although he had the last pick, in his first campaign as team manager Chandler Bing couldn’t be any happier with the signature of former FPL Winner Simon March and the newest member of the Scoutcast FPL Mode, Andy North.

You can see the full details of all the signings on the Player List and emails are busy being sent out to connect them with their new managers/team and do whatever team bonding they deem appropriate.

What happens next?

The action doesn’t stop though as we will have one final draft to fully flesh out the teams, and that takes place this Sunday at 8pm.

If you have yet to be selected by a team then this will be your final chance to get drafted into one of the squads, so feel free to use the comments section to make any final heartfelt appeals to those managers still looking to finalise their squads.

After that, it’s just a case of teams coming up with team names, so start thinking up those puns, along with optional team avatars and getting the tournament under way! Stay tuned!

Boris Bodega Business Analyst and Spreadsheet Nerd. This kinda sums up my FPL life http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2015/11/05/sky-sports-focus-gameweek-15-3/?hc_page=1#hc_comment_11763056”

51 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Thanks RAE 😀

  2. SKLW Final Draft 8pm Sunday
    Greyhead
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    The final draft will take place here at 8pm (ish) UK time on Sunday night to fill the remaining 35 places. So if you have signed up then look out for the Boris updates as the team captains make their last picks. If you haven’t signed up but feel voyeuristic then you still watch along to see the results.

    1. Jonjo Shall_We?
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      35 places. I hope sneaking in a last minute spot is still possible.
      I'm 10k OR currently and cheap as chips.

    2. ktk_interista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I hope I can some how squeeze my way through into one of the remaining places. I am usually a consistent top 100k manager that a team can depend on so that the stars and rockstars of fpl can fly 😉

    3. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Would be interested to get involved. 🙂

      Not sure how to get selected but I’m sitting at OR 44k currently with 326 points fwiw

  3. ktk_interista
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    I hope I can some how squeeze my way through into one of the remaining places. I am usually a consistent top 100k manager that a team can depend on so that the stars and rockstars of fpl can fly

    1. ktk_interista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Reply fail

  4. Dušan Citizen
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    I see I haven't been signed up by anyone yet, but I have two top 5k seasons and a few top 50k. Yes, my last 2 seasons were awful, but it happens.

  5. Ronanm
      1 month, 4 days ago

      A few injuries and selection issues:

      Schmeichel
      TAA, white, Dier, Amartey, Tsimikas
      Salah, Torres, Greenwood, Benrhama gilmour
      Ronaldo,Ings, Antonio (.3ITB 1 transfer)

      With Antonio injured and latter 3 defenders unlikely to play my options are:
      A) tsimikas to Williams
      B) Ings and dier to semedo & bamford
      C) Dier and Benrhama to Marcal & Raphina
      D) dier to marcal
      E) something else!

      1. StingRay
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        D = Then u have a fairly tight defence in TAA Marçal & White

        Raphinha in for Benrahma (;got Man U & mins playing / attacking position not secure.

        Or you try to get in Lukaku ( who will easily rise by 0.2 this GW ) by selling Antonio and Ings for Lukaku & Scarlett.

        Hope this helps.

    • Igz08
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Available if anyone needs, mainly for the WhatsApp bant 😛

      35m, last season 16k, currently sitting cozy at 88k

    • Srinivasan
        1 month, 3 days ago

        My team name is dhooni (team id - 2359). Some of the highlights about me.I played my first season last year. and I had a disastrous start.
        I was at the 3.5M mark around GW19 but i understood the game and trusted my thinking and i had a very good second half of the season and finished around 960k at the end of the season. and in the second half fpl league I finished in top 400 which had a total of 6000-7000 players predominantly from fpl twitter. I m currently priced at 15m. I m very active on twitter and open to discussions.

      • doy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        This looks like a cool concept, been playing FPL since 10/11 and I'm generally a top 100k player, please sign me up! 😉

      • FPL Circle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Sounds exciting! Sadly I just got to know about this tournament, missed the deadline to sign up. Would have really loved to get involve.

      • OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Which is best ?
        A- Keep Antonio
        B- Antonio > Dennis
        C- Antonio > Pukki
        B & C Punt move for short term

        1. StingRay
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          A

      • Jubilanus / BSC Small Boys …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Looking forward to this years tournament - Tets Mcgee and co are reading to go, after a Win and a Couple of semi final losses, we are looking to add to our trophy cupboard this year.

      • Chaballer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Great work lads! Massive thanks to Andy, Boris,Toblerone and all the team for doing such a

      • Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        On WC, so believe the rumours and keep Raph or pick Saka instead?

      • Chaballer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Damn emojis! Let’s try again…

        Great work lads! Massive thanks to Andy, Boris,Toblerone and all the team for doing such a fantastic job on all of this! Really looking forward to it starting now!

      • St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Oooh exciting stuff.

        Ayew lonesome tonight? You will be!

      • GRaza
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Great work guys. Sounds very exciting, would love to be involved. Available at a discounted price of 70m!

        • Rohirrims
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Played the Pundits Playoff last time around which was great fun. Hoping to be involved again this season..

        • Boris Bodega
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Final Draft starting in 5 minutes 🙂

          1. TheTinman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Hi Boris, are you just posting updates on here or is there somewhere we can watch/listen to it?

            1. Boris Bodega
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Yes, just had a slight delay

          2. Boris Bodega
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            First out of the hat:
            richardsp93 picks... Firminoooo

          3. Boris Bodega
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            richardsp93 again.... rligudfootiemanager

        • Boris Bodega
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          richardsp93 gets third pick too... SomH3i

          1. Boris Bodega
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            richardsp93 gets the fourth... TS Sai

            1. Boris Bodega
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Danelius signs.... LSK

          2. Boris Bodega
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            richardsp93 gets....SmileDriver

            1. Boris Bodega
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              richardsp93 with draft # 7, and signs... Christoforosk_

        • Boris Bodega
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Danelius signs...Dugarry_21

          1. Boris Bodega
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            and Danelius also signs... Jonjo Shall_We?

        • Boris Bodega
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          richardsp93 with the next signing... Astrocyte

          1. Boris Bodega
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            and richardsp93 also gets.... petergriff

            1. petergriff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Woop!

              1. TheTinman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Congrats buddy

        • Boris Bodega
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Danelius signs MortenS1
          richardsp93 signs Veezeeboy
          richardsp93 signs Darth_Newdar
          Danelius signs WightBear

        • Boris Bodega
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Danelius signs raynitesh1992
          richardsp93 signs Harvard
          richardsp93 signs Quicksilva
          Danelius signs riot
          tedtalksfpl signs nirsc

          1. Srinivasan
              1 month, 1 day ago

              pls pick me someone

          2. Boris Bodega
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Chandler Bing sign Camzy
            The Fantastic Mr. Fox signs Jonathan Ford
            GauravGharge signs RoryMac
            Speèdy signs Blue Lion
            Suvansh sign pzpirate

            1. Speédy
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Welcome to the team, Blue Lion!!!

          3. Boris Bodega
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Almost there...

            GauravGharge signs le_paru
            The Fantastic Mr. Fox signs lee-s-89
            Chandler Bing signs Alissa.18
            tedtalksfpl signs Pingissimus
            Danelius signs Mreidfelt
            richardsp93 signs Ckeulen

          4. Boris Bodega
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Last but by no means least!
            fplhints signs Srinivasan
            fplhints signs TheTinman
            fplhints signs Rohirrims

            And that's all folks!

            1. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              In by the skin of my teeth

              1. petergriff
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                And congrats to you too

            2. Rohirrims
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 hours ago

              Mr Irrelevant, hahahah, love it!

          5. Boris Bodega
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Welcome to the tournament everyone. All signings will be emailed tomorrow morning to put them in contact with their manager.

          6. GauravGharge
              28 days, 17 hours ago

              RoryMac and le_paru.. welcome to the team! If you could please reach out to me so we can get you settled in the team, that would be great.. thanks!