Thu, 8 August 2019
As the creator of Fantasy Football Scout, Mark Sutherns is one of Fantasy Premier League’s most well-known managers.
Recorded at the end of last year, Mark gives an insight into his strategies for success over an impressive FPL career that started in 2006/07.
Since then he has achieved nine top 5,000 finishes, including four in the top 500 and one in the top 50.
The search for value has been key to his success over the years, as he hunts out players that he believes will rocket in price in the future and also deliver strong points returns.
He also discusses how the fear of missing out on a player because he is £0.1m short drives this bargain-hunting ethos as well as the occasional early transfer.
As the man that brought Opta data to Fantasy Football Scout, his admission of being ‘a stats man’ is something of an understatement.
Here he offers advice on the best statistics to keep an eye on and why such in-depth analysis can be a vital weapon in Fantasy managers’ armoury.
In our 50-minute chat, he also explains why ‘the eye-test’ should be treated with caution and also how he has learned from his mistakes over the years. This was particularly the case between 2013/14 and 2014/15 when he followed up his worst ever finish with his best, when he reached 42nd in the world.
Dealing with the pressure of making transfers in the public gaze is another issue covered. He also discusses how stepping back from the limelight has given him a new lease of life as a Fantasy manager.
The Meet the Manager series involves Joe interviewing a manager with a stellar track record in Fantasy Football.
Over the summer each episode from the video archive is being converted to audio only and released as a podcast.
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