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Meet the Manager – Great and the Good league founder Greyhead

Joe (@FFScout_Joe) chats to Greyhead(@Greyhead19) to find out what he has learned from tracking the best managers in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) in his Great and the Good league.

Each week, Fantasy Football Scout regulars can learn the tactics, player selections and captaincy choices of the best managers in FPL thanks to Andy, aka Greyhead, and his Great and the Good article.

He created this league four years ago to track the strategies used by those with regular high finishes.

This research has already paid off, helping him to a top 100 finish in 2018/19 to add to another previous top 10k campaign. This time around he is once again doing well, currently at 8,370th in the rankings.

He chats to Joe about some of the characters in the league and how he has been learning from their weekly moves over the years.

Have Magnus Carlsen’s maverick tendencies influenced him? Or is he swayed by dullard planners?

Greyhead takes us through the Great and the Good’s latest template and he reveals the best strategies for success that he has adopted.

As a snapshot of his thinking, he discusses his own Gameweek 13 plans, transfer issues and captaincy selection. In addition, Joe and Greyhead look ahead to 2021’s remaining fixtures and some of the latest expected statistics kings to consider before the year-end.

Joe, who is a regular in the league, also questions why Greyhead himself is not included, given his own strong track record.

This chat is available below:


The Meet the Manager series is where Joe chats to FPL managers with a strong record of success, an interesting view of the game and are offering the community a unique insight into Fantasy management.


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328 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    I've still got Gray and Sarr in my team. Both flagged. Ready to lose one this week for fodder. Who would you keep (for now)? Any idea who is more likely to play?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Get rid of Gray

    2. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      I'd keep none, but if you must, I'd say Sarr.

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 22 hours ago

        Yeah, will lose the other asap, but keep sarr for this week you reckon?

        1. Gooner97
          • 8 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          What's your plan if selling? And, how much in the bank?

          1. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            Plan is to get to

            Cancelo TAA Rudiger James
            Salah Raph Mount Gallagher
            Kane Antonio
            (Matthews Livra Bissouma Davis)

            could do it for -8 this week. Or play Sarr instead of Gallagher (with Livra on the bench) and save -4

  2. sumatera
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    Hiya Scout Crew

    What's the general consensus on Vardy to Kane? Do it or hold on to Jamie?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      I’m holding on. Check his fixtures and how he’s performed vs bottom half teams this season.

  3. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    Best option in your opinion? Chilwell to…
    A. Alonso
    B. Rudiger
    C. Dias

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      B

    2. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      A

      1. Cammick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 22 hours ago

        B for security going into a busy month of football

  4. Gooner97
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    Are you expecting a big fat 0 from Foden this GW?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Pep should tell us tomo

  5. mdm
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    Which option:

    A. Rudiger to TAA for free (keep Antonio)
    B. Williams & Antonio to TAA & Benteke for -4 (keep Rudiger)
    C. save FT (keep and play both Antonio and Rudiger)

    Thanks!

  6. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    Guaita
    TAA Cancelo Reece Williams
    Salah Son Havertz Jota Raphinha
    Toney

    Antonio Livra Davis

    Havertz Williams> Alonso Gallagher for free?

    1. Arfaish
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Yes

  7. Mahjongking
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    Triple capt kane?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Are you feeling lucky?

    2. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Back from the future?

    3. JBG
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 21 hours ago

      If you like 6pts from your TC so yeah.

  8. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    Dias + Sarr + Gray > TAA + Gallagher + Bissouma -8

    leaves me with

    Sa
    Cancelo TAA Rudiger James
    Salah Raph Mount Gallagher
    Kane Antonio
    (Matthews Livra Bissouma Davis)

    -8 fixes my team ok? What do you think?

  9. Arfaish
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    I have both Foden and Raphina and Benrahma on my bench as first sub so he’s likely to make it on.

    Is Benrahma > Jota worth a -4? I feel it is in isolation but it would take me to -8 for the week.

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Have taken -16 also and it paid off over a period of games. Take it as -4. If you think you can get those 4 points over course of time then it should not stop you.

  10. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    Any news on Raphina? No longer flagged, but didnt see anything in the presser?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Check the tweets

    2. McGazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Bielsa said fine and available

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      He's available

      1. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 22 hours ago

        gratis!

    4. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Bielsa confirmed he's fit and scoring a hattrick this week

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 22 hours ago

        This

      2. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 22 hours ago

        Copy that, TC activated!

  11. Taribo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    a) Mane & King
    b) Jota & Antonio

    1. Gooner97
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      B with Benteke

  12. Luggy10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 21 hours ago

    Can I have your thoughts on this...

    Sanchez.
    TAA Cancelo White Williams.
    Raphina Salah Son Foden
    Toney Jimenez.

    Steer Chilwell Sissoko Antonio.

    0.3 away from Chilwell to James for free. What transfer for a -4 would you do to fund it?

    A. Sanchez to Foster.
    B. Foden to Jota.

    Thanks.

  13. FantasyFooty01
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Into Week 10 of last man standing, only 3 remaining. Just wanted opinions on who I should go with this weekend. I’ve listed who I’ve picked below. Who do you think?
    United
    Liverpool
    West Ham
    Leeds
    City
    Chelsea
    Burnley
    Arsenal
    Spurs

  14. FPLBRAH
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 15 hours ago

    Help much appreciated! Have no clue how to use my 2 FTs, 0 4 ITB. Any thoughts?

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo James Reguilon
    Salah Son ESR Raphina
    Vardy Antonio

    Subs: Foster Mbeumo Tsimikas Scarlett

    Would you sort out the dead wood on the bench (Tsimikas / Scarlett) or maybe take out Antonio for a more in form striker?

    Thanks!

  15. FantasyClub
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      No chance Lukaku starting?

    • FantasyClub
        6 days, 11 hours ago

        Ronaldo to who?
        (Will get him back for Norwich needed)

        A) Kane
        B) Lukaku
        C) Benteke