Wed, 17 April 2019
The captain hindsight brigade was out in full force this week to bash the ScoutCasters for recommending Brighton defender Shane Duffy for the Gameweek 34 captaincy.
With goal threat and two home games, against Bournemouth and Cardiff, it seemed a good call. But with seven goals conceded without reply over this pair of games reality had other ideas.
Az, Joe and their guest Adam Hopcroft take stock of a less than inspiring Double Gameweek with no regrets about their armband blunder.
For Az and Adam captaining a player with two fixtures over one had merit, especially in a week with no standout captain elsewhere.
Meanwhile, Joe was looking for another Stéphane Sessègnon moment. This refers to the “VE Day” style celebrations among the Fantasy Football community back in 2012, when the unlikely Double Gameweek armbandee rifled in an injury time goal against Reading for Sunderland in the Black Cats’ second match that week. It was so memorable that Az even remembers who got the assist during that magical moment.
Aside from assessing their newly deployed Wildcards the crew also take stock of the community’s questions. The fall out from Troy Deeney’s red card as well as Mohamed Salah’s return to goal scoring form are among the issues covered.
Coping with rotation, among the ranks of Manchester City and Spurs, also gets an airing.
Elsewhere, the ScoutCast’s latest talking point draws inspiration from the top managers this season to find out what lessons we can learn from them and what it takes to gain an elite-level overall rank.
The community’s roughest and smoothest moves are looked at, including one of the most shambolic Wildcards of all time.
The crew finish off with a detailed look at their Gameweek 35 clean sheet predictions, differential tips, captaincy calls and transfer plans.