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  1. Scoutcast Episode 361 – More fixture changes add to Double Gameweek 19 challenges 14 hours, 20 mins ago

    Normally yes, but this isn't a normal season, there will be at least 4 more double gameweeks after GW19. » Read

  2. Can Robert Snodgrass’ set pieces turn him into a viable FPL asset for West Brom? 1 day, 14 hours ago

    Ok so the key question is: is there too much covid and fixture related chaos at the moment to play a chip in DGW19? And the follow up question is, if not, then which chip is best played this week, and why? I.e. are any of the fixtures/form good enough for Bruno/KDB/Salah to be triple captained? Or which players on your bench are worthy of boosting? » Read

  3. Free Hit managers set to snap up Sterling as Man City declare him fit for Blank Gameweek 18 3 days, 9 hours ago

    Big Andy! » Read

  4. The value Man City options on offer for Blank Gameweek 18 and beyond 3 days, 12 hours ago

    Fantastic rank, well played thus far! Thats right on the cusp isn't it, I'd be tempted to go with the players you have, you have the main guys covered. » Read

  5. Pick the best Gameweek 18 players for a free chance to win £10k with Fantasy5 4 days, 14 hours ago

    I think generally speaking having the FA Cup third round around the winter break helped PL sides and they generally played stronger lineups than they have done in recent years. However, I wonder whether this will continue in round 4 as this will be played at a much more congested time. I think Klopp recognised his team needed to try and play their way into form, hence the strong lineup against Villa, they did manage 4 goals but only once Villa's youngsters tired, I'm still not convinced Liverpool are firing on all cylinders and the captaincy in GW19 on Salah is not assured at all. I also watched the Blackpool - WBA game, WBA were outplayed by league 1 opponents. When Sam joins there is normally a dip before it gets better and we are firmly in that dip now. I'd avoid any investment in WBA until we start to see that upturn, the Liverpool game was a false dawn. In terms of players Ajayi was the target of every set piece so when WBA do improve he might not be a bad shout. Arsenal'… » Read

  6. What chip strategy are FFS users planning for Blank Gameweek 18? 7 days, 10 hours ago

    The fact you got 5 upvotes for spreading completely false information truly is a sign of the times 😉 » Read

  7. What chip strategy are FFS users planning for Blank Gameweek 18? 7 days, 10 hours ago

    I don't really get what this changes either. People declare stuff all the time, are there any actual impacts from him announcing this? He may as well shake a fist at the cloud saying "I don't like this" » Read

  8. What chip strategy are FFS users planning for Blank Gameweek 18? 7 days, 10 hours ago

    Moyes manages West Ham not Villa, I think you got your claret wearing teams mixed up..... » Read

  9. What chip strategy are FFS users planning for Blank Gameweek 18? 7 days, 10 hours ago

    Yes the problem is the situation is changing so quickly that the poll is already horrendously out of date, and will look positively prehistoric by the time the GW18 deadline actually rolls around. Same goes for all the podcasts this week unfortunately, although they were at least entertaining to listen too 🙂 » Read

  10. What chip strategy are FFS users planning for Blank Gameweek 18? 7 days, 10 hours ago

    The problem is the PL protocols were in direct conflict to all medical advice, so they weren't viable or fit for purpose in the first place. » Read

  11. What chip strategy are FFS users planning for Blank Gameweek 18? 7 days, 10 hours ago

    I don't think it would work though, players would still be training together etc, it would just be matches off and more fixture congestion down the line for almost no reduction in covid cases » Read

  12. Arsenal and Man United's FPL assets performing well in Football Index 7 days, 13 hours ago

    Agree with this. The biggest threat we have as FPL managers at the moment is non appearances. In a normal gameweek we have a bench to come in, on a bench boost non appearances have no contingency unfortunately. We could well see teams go from having a double to having no games at all. » Read

  13. Arsenal and Man United's FPL assets performing well in Football Index 7 days, 14 hours ago

    Exactly the same here. Its the disproportionate effect on certain fpl teams which is most galling. As come season end, your rank doesnt have a note saying whether you had to play every gameweek with 5 men or not. » Read

  14. The importance of flexibility and reacting to ever-changing FPL circumstances 8 days, 10 hours ago

    Unlikely, Klopp throws the cup every year. » Read

  15. The pros and cons of playing the second Wildcard ahead of FPL Blank Gameweek 18 8 days, 23 hours ago

    I think wildcarding in the worst of the pandemic with record covid positives across the league isn't the best idea to be honest. There's so little certainty at the moment that you're essentially just trusting to luck. I appreciate the strategy has merit on paper but I think it's worth stepping back and looking at the bigger picture. » Read

  16. Burnley's Taylor suffers hamstring injury as Saka impresses for Arsenal 16 days, 15 hours ago

    No the opposite, especially if the spurs game is lost today. Because they are likely to be lighter on city and spurs players due to the fact they are free hitting in 18, they are disproportionately less affected by covid cancellations. And because they are planning to bench boost, they have a far stronger bench to cope with any players they do have missing out. They have lucked their way into a huge advantage over non wildcarding managers. » Read

  17. How the Scout Network are handling upcoming FPL Blank and Double Gameweeks 22 days, 15 hours ago

    It's always worth it! Even if you have decided it's a fun listen all the same 🙂 » Read