TopMarx
  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
  • Moderator
  • 7 Years

Website: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/38829/history

Fan of Fantasy Football and Monty Python. "Archimedes out to Socrates, Socrates back to Archimedes, Archimedes out to Heraclitus, he beats Hegel. Heraclitus a little flick, here he comes on the far post, Socrates is there, Socrates heads it in! Socrates has scored! The Greeks are going mad, the Greeks are going mad! Socrates scores, got a beautiful cross from Archimedes. The Germans are disputing it. Hegel is arguing that the reality is merely an a priori adjunct of non-naturalistic ethics, Kant via the categorical imperative is holding that ontologically it exists only in the imagination, and Marx is claiming it was offside.

Comments (Last 30 Days)

  1. My strategy to select a 'Set and Forget' Shot Stopper 3 days, 5 hours ago

    Thank you for submitting El Estadístico. The rationale of selecting goalkeepers from teams who concede a high percentage of shots outside the box is a good one. And an increase in successful passes is good news for Leno in terms of bonus points. I will move Leno up my watchlist 🙂 » Read

  2. FPL Transfer Traps Gameweek 6 3 days, 6 hours ago

    Ha! I will edit. » Read

  3. FPL Transfer Traps Gameweek 6 3 days, 6 hours ago

    Oh I think there was talk of him going to Liverpool, and the fact that he didn't go means less competition for Adrian. » Read

  4. FPL Transfer Traps Gameweek 6 3 days, 8 hours ago

    Thank you for submitting Jaydutt, nice selection, although I'm secretly hoping Ross Barkley might prove to be an exception! » Read

  5. Working from Home and FPL - a Social Psychology Perspective 9 days, 13 hours ago

    Pleasure, looking forward to reading more from you » Read

  6. How many minutes did FPL assets play over the international break? 9 days, 13 hours ago

    Hi Tom, Different positions, but if you had to pick one, would you go for Watkins or Barkley at this moment in time? Thanks » Read

  7. The best midfielders for UEFA Champions League Fantasy 11 days, 13 hours ago

    New Community Article A novel approach for rating teams and looking at fixtures: "Rather than targeting fixtures based on perceived opponent strength, it could be that embracing chaos by looking for Predator v Perfectionist match ups for your attacking assets could be the right approach for this season." https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/10/14/making-sense-of-the-chaos/ » Read

  8. Making Sense of the Chaos 11 days, 13 hours ago

    A really novel approach Homeandhosed, thank you for submitting. I'm sure others may have their own thoughts on how to categorise the teams, but trying to find a new way to look at fixtures is worthwhile. This line in particular stood out for me: "Rather than targeting fixtures based on perceived opponent strength, it could be that embracing chaos by looking for Predator v Perfectionist match ups for your attacking assets could be the right approach for this season." » Read

  9. The Emerging Case for Zouma and Chelsea's Defence 11 days, 14 hours ago

    My thinking on this was also with Burnley in mind. I remember there was an argument that because they restricted teams to long shots, it was good for their goalkeepers as these types of shots are easier to save. A Burnley 'keeper is essentially saving lots of low xG chances. So with Kante potentially being good and stopping long shots, it might increase the PSxGA/shot average - because you don't have a decent number of low xG shots to bring the down average. So this was just a general thought about factors influencing PSxGA/shot. » Read

  10. The Emerging Case for Zouma and Chelsea's Defence 11 days, 15 hours ago

    He does seem to change his line-up pretty quickly when players don't perform, and It's frustrating that we don't really know how nailed Zouma is: Lampard says it needs to be sustained, so even though he wants stability, I'm nervous he could make changes quickly. I agree that the Liverpool comparison is nice, and hopefully it will prove to be correct for those buying/owning Chelsea defenders! And I wonder, with the continued absence of fans, if the home/away distinction is less important. » Read

  11. FPL Gameweek 5 - What we know so far 11 days, 16 hours ago

    New Community Article Well-written article with good ideas on how to improve our decision making, be successful and enjoy FPL. https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/10/14/working-from-home-and-fpl-a-social-psychology-perspective » Read

  12. Working from Home and FPL - a Social Psychology Perspective 11 days, 16 hours ago

    Excellent article. 'Overchoice' is something I feel I struggle with in FPL, and developing a strategy is good advice. Thank you for the insights. » Read

  13. Is the Joe Lepper's Goal Imminent Table the Best Way to Forecast FPL Points 16 days, 11 hours ago

    I wouldn't say it is flawed. I think it can be enhanced by looking at how well a player converts his chances historically, but this is beyond the scope of the table and is something each FPL manager can do for themselves (research what you can on players new to the league, or add together season totals for players already in the PL). So I would use the Goals Imminent table as a starting point for players to be evaluated. I am interested to see how it performs once the season settles down, presuming it does settle down! » Read

  14. Potentially late return for Rodríguez as Salah and Son get international break off 18 days, 16 hours ago

    New Community Article Excellent research and argument by Kroos Kontrol on why Chelsea's defence will have good season, and Zouma could be the one to own. https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/10/07/the-emerging-case-for-zouma-and-chelseas-defence/ » Read

  15. The Emerging Case for Zouma and Chelsea's Defence 18 days, 16 hours ago

    Really interesting take and excellent research, thank you Kroos Kontrol. Why do you think Zouma was dropped after the Liverpool game and before WBA? And, what changed between Emery's first season and his second, or is the point that nothing dramatically changed? My final thought was - I wonder if Kante makes a difference to Chelsea's PSxGA/shot? Shots from distance have a lower xG and PSxG, therefore if you are not conceding many shots from distance it might boost your PSxGA/shot. I haven't researched this, it's a just a thought. However, I completely buy what your are saying about the goalkeeping situation and I agree that better defenders should lower PSxGA/shot regardless of the amount of shots allowed from distance (I know the StatsBomb/FBRef model includes defender positioning). I currently own James myself, I am holding for now because I want to see how Chelsea line-up after the IB, and I think Southampton is a good fixture for them. I hadn't considered Zouma but I definit… » Read

  16. The best FFScout Community articles ahead of Gameweek 4 25 days, 10 hours ago

    That's a really strong-looking team. City and Wolves arguably had tricky opponents last week but I have no such fears this week. I would expect that line-up to smash it. Tempted to play my WC or take a few hits to get something close to that. » Read

  17. The best FFScout Community articles ahead of Gameweek 4 25 days, 10 hours ago

    Pleasure. I like to pay attention to value for money in FPL and your approach is really interesting, looking forward to seeing how you get on. RedLightning covers the mini-leagues very well, as you can see from this week's Hot Topic. And I look out for good comments from you and others I respect in the community. » Read

  18. Bamford bags again as Sheffield United remain without a goal ahead of tough fixture run 27 days, 15 hours ago

    The handball rule is massive, although there is also some terrible defending (City's penalties yesterday all due to this). When deciding on who to buy/sell considering who the penalty takers are is really important. I wonder who the penalty taker for Chelsea will be when Jorginho isn't playing? » Read

  19. Bamford bags again as Sheffield United remain without a goal ahead of tough fixture run 27 days, 15 hours ago

    We can definitely expect a reaction from City and Wolves. Leeds will be an interesting challenge for City and I expect them to get more space than they did against Leicester. Nonetheless, Bielsa will be working to improve his team defensively, but I don't expect them to suddenly adopt a Leicester City approach. And such an approach probably wouldn't work for them anyway. And Wolves is tricky. Nuno is a good manager and will be working to put things right, integrating the new players. They should get chances against Fulham, who need to improve fast. Interested to see how they perform this evening. » Read

  20. Bamford bags again as Sheffield United remain without a goal ahead of tough fixture run 27 days, 17 hours ago

    You would imagine so. » Read