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  1. The Scout Squad’s best FPL players for Gameweek 9 1 hour, 1 min ago

    It’s mad - the insistence of 5 defenders when he has that type of attacking talent is bonkers » Read

  2. The Scout Squad’s best FPL players for Gameweek 9 1 hour, 2 mins ago

    Anything more than 60 minutes starts to get into dodgy territory…. But hopefully he’s off before 70. 75 at the latest. » Read

  3. The Scout Squad’s best FPL players for Gameweek 9 1 hour, 3 mins ago

    FFS Tuchel why for you have to start Kaku? » Read

  4. Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 8 3 hours, 24 mins ago

    Maybe he foresaw Mike Dean being paid off by Palace? » Read

  5. Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 8 3 hours, 51 mins ago

    Oh dear God 😆 » Read

  6. Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 8 3 hours, 51 mins ago

    Because (as I pointed out a few hours ago) Luke Shaw being a good pick at the start of the season, and him gradually and unexpectedly deteriorating into a problem as the weeks passed are not mutually exclusive? I also didn't say "you should still have Luke Shaw" btw » Read

  7. Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 8 4 hours, 53 mins ago

    *And that's 1.1 XGi in a single game vs Everton - not in 5 games obvs But he is on 1 goal from his last 3.25 XGi from FBref - again, do people really think Antonio is going to continue scoring one goal from every 3.25 XGi... I'm not so sure » Read

  8. Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 8 4 hours, 57 mins ago

    Thank you - At least someone gets it So many on here (and elsewhere) seem to have real trouble differentiating the outcome of a decision with the logic that underlies it Cold, hard points in the last 2 or 3 weeks, maybe 4 weeks at a stretch - and no matter how affected (or not) by factors one could reasonably consider anomalous - are *all* that seem to carry weight As I was saying to someone the other day who felt "the decision to go without TAA for the last few GW's has been very decent" - it's more that the *results* from going without were decent... the logic - I don't think was particularly sound at all Someone who makes a decision to walk across a busy motorway blindfolded and pissed out of their head, for example can make it to the other side unscathed and can also say "the results from my decision were pretty decent so it must have been a good decision" But do we really want to make a habit of walking across busy motorways, pissed out of our heads and blindfolded? TAA… » Read

  9. Brentford, £4.0m defenders and Leicester: The FPL surprises of 2021/22 so far 6 hours, 41 mins ago

    Loving a punt on Toney for the next few months Has a lot going for him » Read

  10. Scoutcast: Lukaku and the FPL 'form versus fixture' debate 9 hours, 31 mins ago

    Bet he's logged straight onto Amazon with an £8,000,000 cheque to start blowing through » Read

  11. Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 8 10 hours, 10 mins ago

    I'm certainly not surprised at Wilson's stats - he is an incredibly good player? Thinking more about this - maybe (one of) the disconnect(s) between you & I here (and generically) is sample size Personally I *hate* (absolutely hate) small samples - and will generally try to use a larger sample where possible - 3 or 4 games isn't even really enough to classify as a sample in the majority of cases (again, in my opinion), and I genuinely think anyone holding Antonio's last 4 games up to the light & concluding "hmmm it appears he has broken" is sorely misguided It's also why I wouldn't put as much weight on 20 games of Callum Wilson as I would on 40 games of Antonio etc (And I rate Callum Wilson very highly) It's kind of like the other day when you threw the barb about Raphinha having less points than Bernardo Silva as the strawman that somehow invalidated my point about City Midfielders being fools gold (my point was "silly" and i should "enlighten" people i think was how you cl… » Read

  12. Scoutcast: Lukaku and the FPL 'form versus fixture' debate 10 hours, 22 mins ago

    It's the dark little secret at the heart of the FPL "Industry" How can content be sold when people realise the vast majority of it is detrimental to their goal? Over-management kills in FPL, and it's a game where action is often penalised, or at least certainly isn't rewarded as much as "The Industry" would have you believe » Read

  13. Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 8 10 hours, 32 mins ago

    Sure - personally I have yet to see an argument that holds water for selling him What may end up happening is that he gets injured and we get a lot of "see, I told you he was a good sell" - or he goes on getting 1 return from every 3.25 XGi (the current micro-run he's on) and *THEN* gets injured - but that's benefitting from luck imo, no one can reliably predict when any player is going to get injured or dramatically undershoot the expected goal involvement for a couple of games And in an environment where Antonio isn't injured (or suspended) he has consistently shown for approaching 2 years now that he is an absolutely devastating FPL asset Only my opinion of course 🙂 » Read

  14. Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 8 10 hours, 38 mins ago

    Bit of a belligerent closing to your point but that being said - He got 0.91 XG and 0.17 XA against Everton - and had 35 goal involvements in the 41 starts prior to that... and West Ham's attack was "humdrum" for the vast majority of that period... I honestly wouldn't be hugely critical of his last 4 matches - Yes he's scored 1 goal - but he has also posted 3.25 XGi across those (using FB refs model, not sure what Understat or Opta's model say - I wouldn't put my house on any of them, but they are interesting reference points) There are at least a couple of things going on here I think: (1) The fact that he couldn't possibly sustain his points output from the first 3 weeks - no one could (2) The fact that he got sent off for a total of minus 1 point from GW4 & 5 But forward looking, in an environment where he's not getting sent off every 4 or 5 games, there's very, very little to support selling a 7.5 forward doing that kind of damage - in my opinion of course, hopefully it's not… » Read

  15. Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 8 11 hours, 4 mins ago

    Yep all have to be taken into consideration 1) The 42 starts were 100% punctuated by his fairly regular injuries - and he turns into more of an easy sell when the inevitable injury comes - But (like red cards) I don't really want to be trying to predict when an uncertain/quasi-random event like an injury will hit 2) Prior to the 42 starts he was positionally all over the place, playing in mad places like right back - something clicked with him back in Feb'20 - the beginning of the 42 start sample which seemed to signal the arrival of this version of Michail Antonio. Personally, I don't think the red card has signalled a reversion to the pre-Feb'20 Michail Antonio, I could be wrong of course, but there doesn't seem to be a lot/any evidence for it 3) How are West Ham doing in their Europa League group - are they under pressure after a bad start, or have they 6 points from 6 with one foot in the next round and can rest players? » Read

  16. Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 8 11 hours, 10 mins ago

    I don't think so - Luke Shaw's last 42 starts haven't exactly been stellar - he was more of a forward looking prospect - his XGI per 90 for example was only behind Cancelo and TAA last season, he just struggled last season to translate that into attacking returns but in pre-season it was yet another tick in the "for" box along with all the other factors above (the fixtures, the fact that he had set pieces for one of the most lethal attacks in the league, the addition of Varane, the price tag etc etc) And it's not even as if he started diabolically either - by GW4 he was on 4 PPG despite conceding three single goals... that's 152 points on a 38 game season... not exactly terrible for 5.5 The Ronaldo signing was definitely an unforseen black swan event, and hasn't helped the team - and his injury in GW6 didn't exactly help things either But the point I would really stress here as it's important - Shaw being an excellent pick in preseason, and then gradually deteriorating into more … » Read

  17. Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 8 11 hours, 28 mins ago

    Antonio has done well in his last 42 starts though - 34 returns from play + 1 penalty? And seems to have added penalty taking duties to that mix… And he’s 7.5 not 12.5… I think he’s an easy sell when (not if - when) the injury comes - but when he’s fit it looks a bit like people are expecting the red card and ban to keep repeating themselves, rather than the 42-starts either side of it » Read

  18. Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 8 11 hours, 35 mins ago

    Because I don't expect Antonio to keep getting sent off every 4 or 5 games, whereas I do expect Man Utd's defence to be under pressure with Varane out and a fixture list that contains Liverpool, City, Chelsea, Arsenal in their next 5 league games sandwiched between 3 must win champions league games vs Atalanta twice & Villareal? » Read

  19. Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 8 12 hours, 10 mins ago

    Was the red card and subsequent ban something you expect him to keep doing regularly? » Read

  20. Learning from ‘The Great and The Good’ FPL managers – Gameweek 8 12 hours, 11 mins ago

    You know Shaw was an incredibly good pick, right? He had the fixtures, he had set pieces in the second top scoring attack in the league, he had a world class defender added to his defence - and he was in pretty much every FPL team as a result New information subsequently came to light with each passing gameweek, and you have to react to that new information, that's how FPL works If we go back to pre-season with the same information to hand I'm picking Shaw 100% of the time - and so would pretty every other manager with half a brain » Read