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.

Joe and David deliver their reaction to the launch of the Fantasy Premier League game for 2019/20.

Among player prices they are particularly interested in is Liverpool’s premium asset Mohammed Salah and the valuation of premier league new recruits such as Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.

The podcast pair also look to construct their first draft for Gameweek 1 and find that getting a good spread of potential high performers may be tricky this campaign.

Direct download: FPL_201920_Launch.mp3
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The Fantasy Premier League has revealed the first batch of player prices for 2019/20.

Among those revealed are the valuations of Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson and Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser.

Joe and David are on hand to give their initial reaction to the new player prices and also reveal some of the valuations they are most eagerly anticipating.

Direct download: Reaction_To_FPL_Prices_Reveal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33am UTC

Fantasy Football Scout’s conversion of our Meet the Manager video series to podcast continues with our sixth interview, featuring Adam Hopcroft.

With six top 10,000 finishes in Fantasy Premier League, including two in the top 1,000, Adam reveals the secrets of his success.

The interview with Adam was recorded in October 2018.

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.

Direct download: Meet_The_Manager_Adam_Hopcroft.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49am UTC

Fantasy Football Scout’s conversion of the Meet the Manager video series to podcast continues with our fifth interview, featuring Matthew Jones.

With eight top 10,000 finishes in Fantasy Premier League, including three in the top 500, Matthew reveals why patience has been key to his success.

He is also among a core of elite managers who have topped Fantasy Football Scout’s Hall of Fame, which is based on the career achievements of those in our Fantasy Premier League mini-leagues.

The interview with Matthew was recorded in October 2018.

The Meet the Manager series involves Fantasy Football Scout's 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.

Direct download: Meet_The_Manager_Matthew_Jones.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:38am UTC

Fantasy Football Scout’s conversion of our Meet the Manager video series to podcast continues with our fourth interview, featuring Richard Clarke.

With seven top 10,000 finishes in Fantasy Premier League, including two in the top 500, Richard offers a fascinating insight into how to achieve a high rank.

He is also among a core of elite managers who have topped Fantasy Football Scout’s Hall of Fame, which is based on the career achievements of those in our Fantasy Premier League mini-leagues.

The interview with Richard was recorded in October 2018.

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.

Direct download: Meet_The_Manager_Richard_Clarke.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:10am UTC

For many Fantasy managers, like Joe and David, the release of the fixture schedule is when planning for the next campaign can begin in earnest.

Our podcast pair take a look at the newly released fixtures for the 2019/20 season and the key issues they are facing, most notably which teams have the best favourable early games.

Premium captaincy options from last season’s top sides also come under scrutiny as does the teams with a horrific start to the campaign.

Cheap and premium rotation options also get an airing, with Spurs, Arsenal, Brighton and Bournemouth assets among those to consider.

The long-term schedule is another area that Joe and David take in, such as Liverpool’s involvement in the FIFA World Club Cup in December and February’s winter break. Further breaks for international matches are looked at. This is particularly useful for those looking to deploy their Wildcard early in the campaign.

Direct download: 2019_2020_Fixtures.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15pm UTC

Fantasy Football Scout’s conversion of our Meet the Manager video series to podcast continues with our second interview, with Phil Ampleford, also known on social media as Philman.

Phil’s interview was recorded in September 2018 and reveals details about the importance of flexibility and why close attention to defenders is needed.

With seven top 10,000 finishes, including 2016/17’s overall rank of 365th, his advice is not to be missed.

The Meet the Manager series involves Joe interviewing a manager with a stellar track record in Fantasy Football.

Over the summer of 2019 each episode from the video archive is being converted to audio only and released as a podcast.

Direct download: Meet_The_Manager_2_Phil_Ampleford.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:38am UTC

During the 2018/19 season Fantasy Football Scout started the Meet the Manager video series, where Joe interviews a manager with a stellar track record of success in the Fantasy Premier League game.

Here each interviewee reveals their strategies for success and how they are dealing with the growing popularity of Fantasy Football.

Over the summer each episode is being converted to audio only and released as a podcast.

This week we have started that process with our very first interview, which features Nick, who is better known within the Fantasy Football Scout community and on social media as Triggerlips, and was recorded in September 2018.

Over his 12-year career Nick has finished within the top 1,000 on four occasions, including 2012/13’s finish of 35th. During our interview he discusses the importance of team structure, balancing team funds and coping with the vast array of Fantasy Football advice on social media.

While the bulk of the interview is taken up with non-time sensitive advice, Nick does share his then maverick view of being patient with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who finished 2018/19 as joint top-scorer with 22 goals.

Further videos being converted into podcasts this summer feature among others 2014/15 winner Simon March, 2018/19 Fantasy Football Scout Hall of Fame number one Sean Tobin and Fantasy Football Scout’s Mark Sutherns.

Each of our Meet the Manager interviewees reveals an array of different strategies for achieving Fantasy Football glory.

As well as creating podcast versions of our Meet the Manager archive, brand new episodes are being planned for the forthcoming campaign.

Direct download: Meet_the_Manager_-_Triggerlips.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25am UTC

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