Thu, 28 February 2019
Recorded during the last few minutes of Gameweek 28’s fixtures the ScoutCast crew cling to the hope of huge points hauls right to the final whistle.
However, for Az and Joe the evening proved particularly frustrating as they are left to settle for a mere dribble of eleventh hour returns from the likes of Paul Pogba.
At least one of the crew saw their hope rewarded. Special guest Adam Hopcroft, who was filling in for the red flagged podcast pair of David and Luke, ended the night on 62 points to set him on course for his sixth top 10,000 overall finish.
Amid the excitement of a Gameweek finale, the crew also find time to mull over Fantasy Football’s latest key players, teams and talking points.
Chelsea’s strong fixture run comes under scrutiny as does the potential of a Leicester side under new management, following the appointment of former Celtic and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.
Chip strategy is also revisited, with recent injuries to key players and the strong form of Newcastle presenting further challenges and opportunities as Fantasy mangers navigate the upcoming blank and double Gameweeks.
Gameweek 29 is then looked at in detail, with clean sheet and differential prospects put under the microscope.
Proceedings take an unusual turn when Monty Python’s Life of Brian and He-man earn mentions.
The crew finish the show by revealing their transfer and captaincy plans. As the old football cliché goes “they can take the despair, it’s the hope that kills them”.