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Meet the Manager & Great and the Good – The story of the season so far

Joe catches up with Great and the Good league founder Greyhead to look back on 2021/22 so far and look at some key tips for the rest of the Fantasy Premier League season.

With less than half of the campaign to go, the Meet the Manager series takes some time to assess how it has gone so far for some of the most engaged and prolific managers in the game.

As well as looking back on lessons learned from the series’ guests, Greyhead reveals the highs and lows of the legendary managers he is tracking.

This is the second time Greyhead has been a guest on the series season, with his previous appearance focusing on his own success in FPL, and this campaign in particular.

During their latest hour-long chat, Joe and Greyhead look at the variety of narratives across the season to see how managers have coped. This takes in the strong template start to the campaign, discussions around ‘big at the back’ defensive investment as well as how they have tackled Covid chaos and its impact on top-flight football.

Why has Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) been so pivotal to their performance and just what is their favoured formation? How valuable have chips such as Wildcards and Free Hits been? And how have traditional patient managers coped with the recent flurry of festive transfers and hits?

These questions and more are considered during their chat, which also reveals the best-performing Meet the Manager guest so far and why he has excelled.

In addition, Joe and Greyhead look ahead to the rest of the campaign. What will be the emerging narratives? And will 3-4-3 formation make a return, albeit in a very different way?

Elsewhere, Gameweek 23 is not forgotten, and Greyhead reveals his team and plans should any fixture changes be announced. Crucial to his decisions will be how to squeeze Salah back into his team, when the Egypt star returns from the Africa Cup of Nations.

This latest episode was recorded on Monday January 17. It is also available as a podcast.


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  1. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    United Journal
    @theutdjournal

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    Rangnick has confirmed that Ronaldo has trained last two days but not definite he will return at Brentford on Wednesday #mufc #mujournal

    [@ChrisWheelerDM]

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      His actual quote is more positive.

      Rangnick:

      “Cristiano [Ronaldo] and Marcus [Rashford] were training yesterday so I suppose they will be training today, but before Villa I was also convinced they would be ready. We have to wait for the session today. Right now, I think they both could be available.”

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        He probably got a lot of stick from fpl managers and he's really just trying to justify himself there... 🙂

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      1 pointer off the bench a possibility. Lovely stuff

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Worst case scenario. Need a haul or miss out completely. Ronnie (c), Bruno (vc).

    3. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Already mentally prepared for the 1 pointer

    4. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I take the 1 pointer but more likely scenario is he is out and another bruno haul

    5. PartyTime
        3 months, 29 days ago

        1 pointer would be beautiful to be honest

      • fplgaruda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Gonna just ignore that based on last time experience, then check it out 1 hour before match.
        Deadline passed as well
        Worry-free.

      • Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Expect nothing. Get nothing.

      • internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        "If You Expect Disappointment, Then You Can Never Really Get Disappointed" - MJ Dec 2021

        1. PartyTime
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Enjoy the 1 pointer my friend 😉

      • Gazwaz80
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Looking for a Lamptey masterclass tonight….

        1. PartyTime
            3 months, 29 days ago

            He is due tbh

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          If Egypt lose to Sudan tomorrow, Salah could be on an early flight home?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Just stay there for a while Salah ... stay there ...

        3. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Ok, talking about defense. TAA and Cancelo are given and for those playing mostly 3-4-3 or 3-5-2, the 4th and 5th defs are generally as cheap as possible (4.5M -ish). Who's your best bet for the 3rd spot?
          A. Robertson
          B. Laporte
          C. Cash/Digne
          D. Coady/Ait Nouri
          E. Royale/Reguillon
          F. Others?

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 29 days ago

            A, but get Ait Nouri (or Coady) for 4th spot too

          2. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            I'm between Robo, Laporte and Ait Nouri. AV guys rather subject to DGWs.