Thu, 28 May 2015
On Saturday afternoon, an unsuspecting couple moved into their new Singapore flat next door to a gentleman named Simon March. Twenty-four hours later, after being kept awake by solitary screams of frustration and joy, they were left wondering if they’d made a terrible error.
They needn’t have worried. What they were enduring was simply the extraordinary trials of the Fantasy Premier League’s leader, being tortured by the twists of the final day of the season, as Theo Walcott threatened to trample on his dreams.
As it happened, Walcott’s best efforts were to prove futile - Simon March claimed the FPL crown after spending 14 Gameweeks at the summit. However, it was far from plain sailing.
In tonight’s ScoutCast, Jonty and I talk to Simon and relieve last Sunday’s events and learn how Paul McShane and Sergio Aguero formed an unlikely alliance to steer him to victory.
If you’ve never listened to a ScoutCast before, I recommend you break that trend on this one occasion. It really is worthwhile listening to Simon’s tale to share just how it feels to claim the title on the very final day, whilst taking in his thoughts on they key strategies that helped him along the way.
Fri, 22 May 2015
I can’t deny it – right now my luck is in. Following on from Sadio Mane’s three-minute explosion of points I’m finding it hard to mask my “Smugface” in this week’s ScoutCast episode. You’re advised to stick to the audio version rather than suffer it in full effect via the Google Hangout recording.
Whilst resisting the temptation to revel in my Gameweek 37 glory, I do my best to invite both Granville and Jonty into the conversation to cycle through the ScoutCast regulars. We also tackle another batch of community questions, as you quiz us on final day punts, our Fantasy Football Scout moment of the season and on the state of the Fantasy Premier League game we know and love.
Thu, 14 May 2015
This week’s ScoutCast episode certainly doesn’t lack “Kahunas” but it does go without my nasal tones.
Another bout of man-flu got the better of me this week but, rather than can the episode, I allowed the lunatics to take over the asylum and run this nonsense without me.
Granville and Jonty rise to the occasion, ably abetted by this week’s star guest, Jack Wain – previously number two in the world and still part of the pack giving chase to former guest, Simon March.
Jack makes his appearance just as his gutsy gamble to ignore the sure-fire Sergio Aguero captaincy backfires. Granville and Jonty analyse that brave fall from grace, while quizzing our FPL luminary on the Gameweek 37 double and the great Eden Hazard dilemma, all courtesy of another round of questions from you, the community.
Thu, 7 May 2015
Our latest ScoutCast episode is dedicated to the memory of long-time community member <a href="http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2015/05/01/a-tribute-to-simon-humber/">Simon Humber</a>, aka "Absinthe", who sadly passed away last week.
Granville, Jonty and myself pay our respects by going about our business - just as Absinthe would have wanted.
We overcome Granville's late arrival to analyse Gameweek 36, while deflecting the latest bout of community posers that have us assess the likelihood of Chelsea rotation, run the rule over Arsenal assets and lament the demise of Sir Leighton Baines. We also take time out to reflect on our season's biggest errors, while Granville is given the unenviable task of selecting the best Fantasy manager from Jonty and myself - like a sultry temptress choosing between a pair of doting admirers.