The Fantasy Football Scoutcast
Let Mark and Granville sniff out your clean sheets and assist your fantasy football season with a regular serving of stuff and nonsense from the English Premiership. News and analysis is mixed with lively banter between the two bitter mini-league rivals as the pair laugh off a life of mid-table mediocrity.

It’s Jonty’s time to curry sympathy this week and he’s on the receiving end of a barrage of cyber-bullying from co-host Granville. 

 

Determined to the belittle Jonty’s Wildcard performance following Callum Wilson’s hat-trick, Granville takes to Twitter before roasting him live on air on the ScoutCast. He seems to have totally missed the fact that I too sold on Wilson as part of my own Wildcard; I’m quite happy for Jonty to play Patsy on this one. 

 

Jonty rolls with the virtual punches to join us as we look back on the Gameweek that saw all three of us refresh our squads. We score our Wildcards out of ten, before scanning for community Gameweek tales in “Rough with the Smooth”. 

 

We then take on your questions, as we assess Pedro’s pedigree, the lure of Aleks Kolarov and the merits of a well-rounded squad in the light of the FPL chips. 

Direct download: FFScoutCast_EP166_Patsy.mp3
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Tempted into dealing our Wildcards by yet another “mediocre” Gameweek, Granville and Mark go through almost the entire episode before Jonty reveals he’s weakened and gone “active”. It’s a revelation that almost has the pair logging off and reaching for their own panic buttons. 

 

Before that dramatic finale, the trio find salvation via another bout of “rough the smooth”, cheering themselves up with tales of Gameweek totals which dip below even their miserable tallies. 

 

They also take a further round of community questions, forcing Mark to “fess up” on Theo Walcott, while Granville laments Wayne Rooney’s form and the three of them tackle the merits of Mahrez, Ozil and loading up on City assets. 

Direct download: FFScoutCast_EP165_Wildboys.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:10pm UTC

Limping out of the blocks like three flabby Dads at their kids’ Sports Day, Granville, Jonty and myself are in a sheepish mood for the first ScoutCast of the season. 

 

We do our upmost to rouse some enthusiasm for the events of Gameweek 1, buoyed by tales from you, the community and your latest round of finely honed questions, drilling down into the current big dilemmas. 

 

Chelsea and Arsenal’s stuttering start, the strategy surrounding Aguero and Sanchez, plus the top targets ahead of Friday’s 6.45 deadline provide plenty to distract me from the fact that I’d been robbed of a David Silva goal just minutes before coming on air. 

Direct download: FFScoutCast_EP164_Sheepish.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:22pm UTC

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