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AuthorHot TopicDateReplies

Rooney and Bale transfer rumours

Fantasy Football Scout Daily Hot Topic Newspaper rumours - If Bale moves to Man Utd who is still tempted to get him? Or does that make RVP more appealing? If Rooney moves to Chelsea will he go s…

9 years, 1 month ago9

In Tommy We Trust
Who Will Benefit Most From The New BPS?

Morning all, Following on from Jontys' Devils and Angels, I have tried to create some stat tables to highlight potential players that should benefit from the new bonus system. I believe these are…

9 years, 1 month ago26


PICKING YOUR INITIAL SQUAD AND PRICE CHANGES Protecting your bank is key in this game Prices fluctuate wildly in the first few weeks of the season , and if you have a poor first gameweek you coul…

9 years, 1 month ago26

Gamoriola of the Galaxy (Eu…
Wild Card Strategies

So what do we think about the idea of a planned early wildcard? You might think it’s a bit early to start talking about wildcards, but the Planned Early Wildcard (PEW) is relevant now, as it aff…

9 years, 1 month ago22

Members Tables: Bonus Point Angels and Devils

There's already been lots of analysis of the new bonus pts system in FPL. Here's another to add to the mix for members. I've created a couple of members tables looking at those who are likely to b…

9 years, 1 month ago15

Comedy Team Names

Funny team names please. I'll start with Teenage Mutant Martin Skrtel

9 years, 1 month ago33

Is there a future for uber strategy under the new bonus system?

Fantasy Football Scout Daily Hot Topic With so many good 4.5-5.5 defensive options in the FPL game and a new bonus point system that is more likely to reward centre backs in that price range is th…

9 years, 1 month ago26

Bedknobs and Boomsticks
More bonus analysis

I've been looking at the Bonus Point System (BPS) a bit today to try and get an average BPS score per match for a range of players excluding things like goals and assists. I've taken the BPS score…

9 years, 1 month ago10

Keane There Dunne That
Striker prospects

I think the hardest position to choose this year is the 3 forwards. Last year it was easy, RVP and Suarez and one mid-priced forward with good fixtures or form. This year there isn't many big hitte…

9 years, 1 month ago13

Overestimating BAPS

I think people are overestimating the new bonus system a little bit. Unlike some of the other games, you don't actually get rewarded for making passes, tackles, creating chances - no direct points…

9 years, 1 month ago5

Is team balance necessary?

so manny people talking about ,, balanced team'' for me there is no point in having balanced team why somone would spent money at big defenders or overpriced forward if you can get better players…

9 years, 1 month ago7

Muniains Tears
Cheap midfielder analysis

List of pickable 5.0 or cheaper mids. Added some comments based on DEMI's set play analysis…

9 years, 1 month ago15

Is Paulinho a credible alternative to Bale?

The FPL price difference between Bale and Paulinho is so huge, 5.0m, that I'm struggling to justify Bale... In Sky it's not so great, and I've got Bale, RVP, Aguero and Coutinho in. But in FPL th…

9 years, 1 month ago2

In Tommy We Trust
FPL - Gold Dust and Fool's Gold

RMT (Rate my Thoughts) 🙂 Gold Dust Defenders seem to be priced lower than previous seasons. Am not sure yet if the change to the bonus point system is to count for this or the introduction of U…

9 years, 1 month ago21

Bullet Tooth Bony
Is Man City Cover Essential From Gwk 1?

Is Man City cover essential in your opinion?

9 years, 1 month ago6

Gameweek 1 captain choices

Who's your gw1 (c), assuming there's no dgw?

9 years, 1 month ago18

4m Defender Options

Who is the most ideal 4.0 Defender?

9 years, 1 month ago5

Who is the best 4.5m midfielder?

Who is the best 4.5 million midfielder do we think?

9 years, 1 month ago3

RMTs with Bale and RVP

Fantasy Football Scout Daily Hot Topic So has anyone got a credible FPL team together that includes both Bale and RVP?

9 years, 1 month ago37

Rotation for and against.

Rotation or value ??? Example For Rotation WBA Southampton Norwich Newcastle Hull are considered by many to be the best cheap five player rotation which ensures three have good fixture for …

9 years, 1 month ago5

Points per £1m

Hey All, Dont post very often, but big time lurker, hopefully some may find this useful., may make a change from RMT's…

9 years, 1 month ago3

The Finnisher
Top 20 under new bonus system

Top 20 players last season on the new BPS; Van Persie, Vertonghen, Cazorla, A. Williams, Gerrard, Agger, Mata, Mertesacker, Baines, Jagielka, Evra, Hangeland, Lambert, Arteta, Schneiderlin, Ivanov…

9 years, 1 month ago11

isacki: full casual
New bonus analysis

Took a look at the points differences between the new bonus system and the old PPI system in last year's data. Just looked at the points spread of the top 10 GK/DEF/MID/FWDs in both systems. First…

9 years, 1 month ago1

FFS league code

Just renewed the FFS league. code if you're not already in. 1580-1106

9 years, 1 month ago3

Piggs Boson
FPL Bargains

14m for RVP is a huge blow, but there are some bargains to be had: Coleman 5.0 Kaboul 5.0 Anelka 5.5 Shaw/Clyne/Saylor/Turner Chester 4.0 Mirallas 7.5 Kagawa 8.0 Lampard 8.0 Apzilcueta 6.0

9 years, 1 month ago3

Do fixture proof players really exist?

I've seen a few names bandied about recently as being 'fixture proof' which I wasn't convinced by so I've done a little digging... I reviewed the 2012/13 FPL stats to look at the top players and h…

9 years, 1 month ago24

Goalkeeper Analysis

Hello FPL-ers 😯 I usually look into goalkeeper rotations at the start of each season but one thing I always intended to look at post-season is how well it actually works, but haven’t mana…

9 years, 1 month ago25

Who's going for a low FPL ID and/or comedy team name?

Fantasy Football Scout Daily Hot Topic With the FPL game set to launch this week now's a good time to ask who is looking to get the lowest FPL ID number possible? And what amusing team names hav…

9 years, 1 month ago27

Scroobius Mac
Club Rumours

Seeing as nothing much is happening anybody fancy saying what the main rumours are surrounding the club you support that others may/may not be aware of as we mainly have a better idea of our own cl…

9 years, 1 month ago31

FPL success in 5 words or less

In tribute to the end of telegrams, and as a break from the wordy posts of yore: One tip for FPL success. Five words maximum. Explanations not required. Discussion optional. #1 Swallow your prid…

9 years, 1 month ago24

Best age to be a striker

Hi, First ever post but have been playing for years and a member for the last 12 months. This is something that I've been aware of for the last few seasons but never seen it discussed. Check it …

9 years, 1 month ago27

Is Bony fixture proof ?

Bony's terrible fixtures. I just did a quick analysis of how he played against stronger teams. He scored 6 goals against the top 3 (Ajax, PSV, Feyenoord); - 2 goals vs PSV home, 1 vs PSV away - 2 …

9 years, 1 month ago5

Your Season Predictions?

Today's FFS Hot Topic... What are your predictions for the top and bottom three in the Premier League for 2013/14? Can Manchester United retain their title? Will Chelsea, Manchester City and Arse…

9 years, 1 month ago45

Promoted sides' best budget options

Fantasy Football Scout Daily Hot Topic The promoted teams of Hull, Cardiff and Crystal Palace are likely to be the best source of cheap, rotation free players, particularly in defence. Any fans/…

9 years, 1 month ago21

Prem League Newcomers Stats

Below I have compiled the 2012/13 league stats for the “key” Midfield & Forward premier league new boys (utilising three online sources to ensure they are as accurate as possible)... Aston Vil…

9 years, 1 month ago24

Sky team selection and strategy advice

Fantasy Football Scout Daily Hot Topic For those playing the Sky game, anyone fancy sharing their teams or passing on their strategies and key advice? Be good to see how fantasy managers are adap…

9 years, 1 month ago55

The case for Swansea investment

I have seen a lot of you being skeptical about Swansea's prospects this season, because there is a chance they will suffer from first-season-in-Europe hangover syndrome. But their signings in the …

9 years, 1 month ago29

Fantasy Football Strategy

Apologies in advance for the very long post 🙂 Cracking VFM: A Fantasy Football Strategy 1. Introduction It’s usually around this period of time that most of the Fantasy Football Managers star…

9 years, 1 month ago35

Unexpected Results

I've been having a think about the theory that you should play the fixtures early on, because there's no real form to go on, and the question I'd like to pose is: is playing the fixtures equally di…

9 years, 1 month ago11

Wild Rover
Sky captain rule discussion

Re Sky Captain... It seems clear to me that you can pick a new captain every week and then change once within each gw, earning double points from two captains and then picking another one for the n…

9 years, 1 month ago55

Prem League TV Game Schedule Discussion

Fantasy Football Scout Daily Hot Topic Will the announcement this morning of the Prem League games which are being televised alter your team selection and strategy in fantasy games? Do you only l…

9 years, 1 month ago11

St Aubyn FC
Pricing Formations

Pre-Price 100mil formations to consider... Here's 3 very different strategies. Any others care to share? FWIW I go for option 1. I'm not a top player but last year was my first serious crack at …

9 years, 1 month ago31

Poseidon. Not arrogant, jus…
Manager Picks

Which of the following do you think are better from these duels, i.e. if you were their manager, which would you pick? Mig vs Reina Jenkinson vs Sagna Rose vs BAE Kaboul vs Dawson Jelavic vs Kone …

9 years, 1 month ago14

Worst five teams for fixtures

Fantasy Football Scout daily hot topic Just been frisking the fixtures and things look pretty dire for Swansea, Aston Villa, Stoke, Man Utd and Cardiff in the opening six fixtures. Will you be av…

9 years, 1 month ago18

Why Michu should be overlooked.

Good Morning everyone. I've had some thoughts regarding possible picks for mid to high price forwards in the upcoming season, and why I think Michu should be overlooked. Swansea and their prolific…

9 years, 1 month ago17

Mini-league tactics

What tactics - hounourable or otherwise - do people employ in mini leagues to stay ahead? The mini-league is a strange beast; the main reason most of us play FPL at all. Yet we make countless deci…

9 years, 1 month ago7

Promoted teams FPL potential

Question [somewhat] off the back of the article... How much of a chance do you give this years three promoted sides at still being Premier League outfits come May 2014? And which, if any, of thei…

9 years, 1 month ago14

How Does Fantasy Football Affect Your Personal Life?

Fantasy Football Scout Daily Hot Topic How does playing fantasy football impact on your personal life? Does success or failure affect your mood and how do you deal with that?

9 years, 1 month ago24

- DC -
Sky player analysis

Stand out players for reasonable prices in the Sky game. (Sorry if I have missed some, I've tried to keep prices low as possible, so thats why there isnt any "premiums" as such) these also take int…

9 years, 1 month ago22

Bony's and Altidore's prospects

Altidore and Bony at Sunderland and Swansea.. Both strikers' transfers should be official in the next 24 hours. Thought i'd do some research into their stats and how they compare with advantages/d…

9 years, 1 month ago16