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.

Jonty knows just what buttons to press.

When he slyly accuses me of adopting the template midfield, I'm visibly rattled. Leaping to defend myself, Jonty claims victory in this bout of mind games and may have forced me into a hasty transfer I will come to regret.

Andy and Luke watch on, but it's not long before they earn our attention, having pressed significant buttons of their own - both are post-Wildcard.

We analyse their Gameweeks, move to recite tales from the community and then take on another round of your questions, which finds us looking into yet another player relationship theory that will have Roberto Firmino owners rather concerned.

Direct download: FFSScoutCast_EP199_Buttons.mp3
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Just three weeks ago we dedicated a ScoutCast to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

We collectively toasted his impact Manchester United and swore that he was set to be a mainstay in our squads and seasons.

Just 21-days later, three of the ScoutCast team have sold him on and another teeters on the edge - Jonty is only really hesitating because a four-point hit is involved.

To be fair, Zlatan's likely biggest fan is missing for this week's episode. With Granville nursing man-flu, it's left to Luke to make a return and step in to join Jonty, Andy and myself as we gang up to round on the big Swede.

We're clearly not the only one's guilty of this foolishly fickle approach.

This week's community questions were dominated by talk of a Zlatan exit, whilst also quizzing us on the rise and potential fall of Etienne Capoue, the potential offered by a switch to 3-5-2 and the merits of Theo Walcott as a Fantasy asset. No, really.

 

 

 

 

Direct download: FFScoutCast_EP198_Fickle.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15pm UTC

Romelu Lukaku saved my Gameweek and put a new spring in my step.

More importantly, it denied Granville the opportunity to indulge in one of his most favourite hobbies – picking holes in my “wasted” Wildcards.

Silenced by the Everton striker and early technical issues, Granville nonetheless returns to join myself, Jonty and Andy as we pick the bones out of Gameweek 4 and look ahead to the next.

With Lukaku and Diego Costa firing, this week’s raft of community questions are dominated by talk of going without Sergio Aguero or Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

I’m more than happy to add further fuel to that fire by testing an anti-Zlatan maverick theory, only to be shot down by my co-hosts.

Does Etienne Capoue present another route to packing cash in our forward lines?

Can Jonty really find a good reason to justify having Jason Puncheon?

Will Granville’s cat make an appearance?

You can get the answers to all this and more by tuning in.

This episode of the ScoutCast was first beamed live via our YouTube channel on Tuesday night. Be sure to subscribe to get notice of future live episodes.

You can view the full Google Hangout verison on the second player below, or opt for the old fashioned audio via this link or the first player.

 

 

 

Direct download: FFScoutCast_EP_197_Rom-antics.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:54pm UTC

He’s gone. Aguero has been shown the door, at least by myself, Jonty and Andy.

But Granville had to be different.

The revitalised ScoutCast shock-jockey simply had to go against the grain and choose to bench the Argentine.

He’s also refusing to play his Wildcard, challenging us to persuade him over the course of this episode.

Do we succeed in tipping him over the edge? You’ll have to listen in and find out.

In doing so, you’ll hear the four of us address a barrage of Wildcard fuelled questions from you, the Community, as we tackle subjects such as the Arsenal midfield conundrum, Payet vs Antonio and survey the options when it comes to cheap enablers.

Direct download: FFSScoutCast_EP196_Aguerno.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:09pm UTC

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