The Fantasy Football Scoutcast
More than a decade ago Fantasy Football Scout launched its first first podcast – the legendary ScoutCast. Since then it has expanded to include an even wider range of expert opinion, stats and laughs to help you sniff out the likeliest clean sheets and best buys. Fantasy Football Scout’s podcast family has grown further in recent years to include captaincy and team news editions each Gameweek. Meanwhile, our regular Breakfast Club episodes add further analysis ahead of each deadline. There’s also our Meet the Manager series to check out – which sees us chat to Fantasy managers with a stellar track record of success.

Who Got the Assist duo Tom and Nick join Joe to discuss Double Gameweek 32 and beyond.

Nick and Joe reveal the thinking behind their Free Hit teams, with Joe keen to point out that he is not stalking a Swedish couple who live in the North West of England.

Tom, meanwhile, explains why he is saving his chips this week and instead looking ahead to a wildcard in Gameweek 33. 

Elsewhere, there’s some heavy sighs of relief when the Manchester City team sheet is announced and our trio also find time to reveal the latest names on the goals imminent table.

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Joe and Neale discuss the latest line up and injury news ahead of Double Gameweek 32.

Note: Shortly after recording Manchester United announced this update on their injury situation.

Direct download: Press_Conference_DGWK32.mp3
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All four of our ScoutCast crew are firing up their Free Hit chip ahead of the largest Double Gameweek of the season.

Among issues they discuss is the danger of being caught in a social media ‘bubble’, where Free Hitters are scrambling to find differential alternatives to a perceived template.

Latest figures from the Fantasy Premier League, however, knock this theory out of the water, with just 1.3% of managers actually triggering this chip ahead of Gameweek 32.

Even among Free Hitters the notion of a template appears to be a myth, with the ScoutCast crew, of Joe, Luke, Az and Neale, revealing their markedly different approaches.

In this episode each discusses in detail the formations they favour and answer the community’s questions on the best defence, midfield and attacking assets to accumulate.

The Gameweek 32 captaincy debate is also looked at in detail, with Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane all in the mix.

Those wildcarding or simply not using any chips this time around are not forgotten, with the crew keeping an eye on forthcoming fixtures with some key tips on players to bring in for the long-term.

Over more than 90 minutes of chat the ScoutCasters also ensure there is time to quickly look back on their decidedly average Gameweek 31 and reveal their clean sheet and differential tips.

Direct download: FFScout_EP289_Double_Bubble.mp3
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David and Joe discuss the best captaincy options for Double Gameweek 32.

Ahead of this bumper set of fixtures, City's key men Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero take centre stage. But talismen from Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs are also grabbing their attention.

Direct download: DGWK32_Captaincy.mp3
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Fantasy Football Scout's coverage of Norway top flight game Eliteserien Fantasy continues with an interview with TV sports reporter Jonas Bergh-Johnsen.

Ahead of the game's launch at the end of March, Jonas chats to Joe about the best players and strategy. He also gives an insight into this season's pricing and new 'rich uncle' chip.

Direct download: Eliteserien_Fantasy_2019_Preview.mp3
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Lunch Club – Blanks and Benches

David and Joe discuss their Gameweek 31 transfer and captaincy decisions and take in the early team news during this week’s limited set of fixtures.

They also find time to chat about Fantasy Premier League’s naughtiest managers, who like to play bench tricks on their rivals during blank Gameweeks.

In addition, David reveals the latest fixture to bite the dust during the next set of reduced matches, in Gameweek 33.

Direct download: Lunch_Club_Blanks_and_Benches.mp3
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Joe and Neale discuss the key press conference news from the ten teams to play during Gameweek 31's reduced fixture list.

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Undaunted by a heavily reduced fixture list the ScoutCast crew deliver one of their longest episodes of the season.

There may be only five matches taking place in Gameweek 31 but Joe, Luke, Az and David discover there is a wealth of different player options and strategies to deploy.

Discarding their usual player, team and talking point format for the community questions section, they instead focus in detail on the best assets to own position by position this weekend. 

While there is a consensus around goalkeepers, our ScoutCast regulars find plenty to disagree on among defenders, midfielders and strikers.

Luke is packing his team with differential ‘swords’ to attack the fixtures, while David is making sure he uses his two free transfers to include some ‘shields’ for protection.

Az is on the search for low-owned assets too and is even considering a notorious ScoutCast 'magic bean'. Unsurprisingly, Joe is not keen.

The issue of the number of hits to take in a blank fixture Gameweek also get an airing, as does advice for those using a Free Hit chip to cope with the reduction in the player pool.

Regular features are also included, with the round up of the previous Gameweek giving Az a rare chance this season to boast about a good Gameweek.

Best differentials, top clean sheet shouts as well as transfer and captaincy plans for the Gameweek ahead are also revealed.

Direct download: FFScoutcast_EP288_Missing.mp3
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Gameweek 31's limited fixture list sees just five matches take place.

But as Joe and David discover there are still plenty of strong Fantasy Premier League captaincy candidates to consider.

 

Direct download: Gameweek31_Captaincy_Blankety_Blankers.mp3
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Always Cheating podcast pair Josh and Brandon visit Breakfast Club for the second time this season.

This time around they join Joe to discuss their Gameweek 30 moves and look ahead to the impending blank fixtures.

Josh makes history with the Breakfast Club’s first live trans-Atlantic transfer, while Brandon reveals why he is backing Salah and Hazard over the short-term fixture schedule.

Amid the discussion the Crystal Palace and Brighton team sheets are revealed and Joe pays tribute to Burnley’s Austrian party-pooper, Ashley Barnes.

Direct download: Breakfast_Club_More_Cheating.mp3
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Joe and Neale look at the latest Fantasy Premier League line up and injury news ahead of Gameweek 30.

Direct download: Press_Conference_Round_Up_Gameweek_30.mp3
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After a bruising Gameweek 29 the ScoutCast soldiers are ready to wage war on the remaining fixtures of 2018/19.

Helping them out is regular listener FPL Reuser who has come up with a cunning plan for Fantasy Premier League success that involves collecting a strong arsenal of sturdy shields and razor sharp swords. 

Joe, David, Luke and Andy discuss the best shields, which are high owned players needed for protection against red arrows. Also covered are the finest swords, which refers to low owned players with the perfect combination of points potential and solid fixtures.

Getting the right combination in place may well be the Holy Grail of Fantasy management the ScoutCast has been searching for over the last decade. 

Our merry band of podcast pugilists also find time to look ahead to the upcoming blank fixtures, in Gameweeks 31 and 33, with a particular focus on the best Liverpool and Bournemouth assets to own.

While Az couldn’t attend due to other commitments he did find time to drop by, in the Youtube chat during this episode’s live streaming, to set the ScoutCasters straight about the Everton defence.

Elsewhere, David lays into Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and reveals how a discarded plastic bag is now dictating his transfer decisions. 

The ScoutCast troops also mull over the key decisions facing them in Gameweek 30, including the best differential ‘swords’ to acquire, the likeliest clean sheets and their transfer and captaincy plans.

Finally, this episode ends by flagging up the work of the charity Anthony Nolan, which carries out fantastic work saving the lives of people with blood cancer.

This follows the news from community member FPL Poker Player that his daughter was diagnosed with leukaemia last year. While in remission she still needs a bone marrow transplant. People can help support the work of Anthony Nolan by making a donation or signing up to be a bone marrow donor.

Direct download: FFScoutcast_Episode_287_Battling.mp3
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Joe and David look at the best Fantasy Premier League armband options for Gameweek 30.

Liverpool and Manchester City assets dominate their thinking, ahead of favourable home ties.

Our podcast pair also make sure there's a strong cast of intriguing differentials to consider.

Direct download: Gameweek_30_Captaincy.mp3
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Joe and David are joined by FPL General to discuss their Gameweek 29 transfers and look ahead to the upcoming blanks and doubles.

Attacking defenders and the best Liverpool trio are among topics covered.

The legendary goals imminent table also makes an appearance to reveal the players who are due a goal.

 

Direct download: FPL_Breakfast_Club_General_Boarding.mp3
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Joe and Neale look at the latest line up and injury news ahead of Gameweek 29.

Direct download: Gameweek_29_Press_Conference_Round_Up.mp3
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