Fantasy Football Fanatics FPL Podcast

Ep 39: GW38 Season review

An episode of Fantasy Football Fanatics FPL Podcast

By Duncan, Matt, Ben and Andy
The Fantasy Football Fanatics are four friends obsessed with Fantasy Premier League. Duncan, Matt, Ben and Andy discuss all things FPL including planning ahead, predictions and rants. The show is produced weekly during the August to May English Premier League season. Follow the FFFanatics and get in touch with the show @FPLFFFanatics
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Ep 39: GW38 Season review
Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics. What a goalfest to end the season on, GW38 doesn’t disappoint and lives up to its monicker as the craziest GW of the season. The FFFanatics look back over the last weekend and discuss the season and what they’ve learnt from their own fantasy team’s performances. They trade best and worst transfer decision, maverick moves both successful and dreadful. Andy looks back to the FFFanatics predictions in the preseason and we reveal who was on the money and who was way off. There’s the final mini league and gut punt standings before the FFFanatics pick the first names on their team sheets for the next season (2019/20). 
1:33:00
May 13, 2019
Ep 38: GW37-38 2018/9
As the season nears its final gameweek the FFFanatics are back to full strength and Duncan in particular is on the hunt for explosive differentials in the last chance saloon that is GW38. There’s a quick look back over some of the highlights from the European semi finals and Matt takes pleasure in Spurs pain at Bournemouth. As always the Fanatics discuss their whipping boys and gut punts for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers.
1:06:12
May 6, 2019
Ep 37: GW35-36 2018/9
Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics. In this episode the list of countries the FFFanatics have podded from is added to by Matt and Gary in Seoul, Korea. Gary goes all back to the 1960s in search of a goal for huddersfield. Duncan knows a team that have beaten the reigning champions in the last two seasons, can they do it again? Matt is looking forward to an extended Jamie Vardy party. As well as looking at the mid point of DGW35 and previewing GW36 the Fanatics discuss their gut punts before clean sheets, captains and transfers. 
1:06:14
April 22, 2019
Ep 36: GW34-35 2018/9
Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics. Another big double gameweek is upon us and the FFFanatics have played their wildcards. Duncan, Matt and Ben discuss who to ship out before GW35 and who the key teams are to target for the double. Brighton are a big talking point with all three FFFanatics getting carried away with the FPL community bandwagon, Ashley Barnes gets a mench and there's big changes in the FFFanatics gut punts league. Are liverpool assets more valuable to invest in this week despite not having a double or should we go all in for DGW players? The FFFanatics go team by team in the DGW35 preview and rank them by best fixtures first. As always the Fanatics discuss their gut punts for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers.
1:18:23
April 15, 2019
Ep 35: GW33-34 2018/9
Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics. The FFFanatics are back with a rare pod cameo this week from Mini league maverick Gary. The buzz words this week are motivation and rotation. Which teams still have it all to play for and which are on the beach? Where will rotation hit hardest for the big teams? Gary predicts an upset in LEI v NEW and wards us off the Man Utd back line. As always the Fanatics discuss their gut punts for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers.
1:03:39
April 8, 2019
Ep 34: GW32-33 2018/9
Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics. At the midpoint of Double Gameweek 32 the FFFanatics take a look at how their planning has paid off. All but Free Hitter Duncan have been build for DGW32 with transfers, so which strategy is paying off? There’s a look forward each FFFanatics strategy for their remaining chips and discussion of how to navigate the upcoming blanks in BGW33. There’s a huge lead at the top of the gut punts league with one FFFanatic holding a record of 7.8 points per game for the players they’ve suggested. As always the Fanatics discuss their gut punts for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers.
1:01:07
April 1, 2019
Ep 33: GW31-32 2018/9
Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics. Two is company, three is a crowd but four is a full set of the FFFanatics. With a total of three players producing attacking returns across all the FFFanatics teams combined and no defence returns at all, commiserations are plentiful. There’s a change in format for the DGW32 preview as we look team by team. Is tripling up on Man United assets as essential as we once thought for GW32? Which Man City assets should we stockpile? And which teams/players are good differentials? As always the Fanatics discuss their gut punts for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers.
1:09:43
March 18, 2019
Ep 32: GW30-31 2018/9
Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics. A shorter pod given the upcoming blanks in GW31, Matt and Ben console themselves with their average gameweek scores by reminiscing about Man Utd v PSG and comparing themselves to Andy’s post wildcard troubles. They preview BGW31 and pick out the players to target whether you are using a free hit chip or transfers. As always the FFFanatics discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers.
37:00
March 11, 2019
Ep 31: GW29-30 2018/9
Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics. Another horror week collectively for the FFFanatics. They review their transfers and console each other through the low points of their gameweek 29 returns. There’s a three against one split on chip strategies, a surely unassailable lead in the gut punts league and discussion of the Avian derby. As always the Fanatics preview the upcoming fixtures, discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers.
1:12:59
March 4, 2019
Ep 30: GW27-28 2018/9
Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics. Duncan and Matt pick over the bones of Blank GW27 while Ben gets hitched and Andy groomsmans. The FFFanatics talk about their chip strategies with blanks and doubles not far off and which of the two is the best. They preview GW28 which comes hot on the heels of GW27 and pick out the big shouts fantasy wise. As always the Fanatics discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers.
1:07:09
February 24, 2019
Ep 29: GW26-27 2018/9
Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics. An ok week for the FFFanatics even though they are Aguero less. They review their transfers, discuss the high points of their gameweeks and identify potential problem areas. As always the Fanatics preview the upcoming fixtures, discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers. In Niasse we trust.
51:06
February 11, 2019
Ep 28: GW25-26 2018/9
Get in touch with the show on twitter @FPLFFFanatics. This week the FFFanatics record halfway through Double GW25 and bemoan their lack of Aguero. Andy is loving the fact that Niasse is back playing and might come good on his bet, while Duncan enjoys an Arsenal player’s ability to track back and Ben gets returns from every player but his captain. The FFFanatics look ahead to GW26 and discuss a budget top six defender that has been doing well, whether Richarlison will performance against his old team mates at Watford or whether they’ll Zaha him off the park. Theres a few good gut punts to look back on and more in store for GW26 as well as whipping boys, clean sheets, captains and transfers. 
1:04:48
February 4, 2019
Ep 27: GW23-24 2018/9
Get in touch with the show on twitter @FPLFFFanatics. This week the FFFanatics discuss the jekyll and hyde character of Nuno Espirito Santo and an unexpected outcome in Arsenal’s halftime entertainment. Speculation is rife on the pod as who will lineup for Arsenal and Man Utd in GW24 following he FA cups games. Its Salah (c) set and forget time as Mo faces another good tasty home fixture. Spurs are a hot topic with so many injuries - will their second string come good and who has already gone maverick with one of their stand ins? The FFFanatics preview GW24’s fixtures before looking back on some successful gut punts (now being tracked weekly!) and ahead to next gamweek's whipping boys and clean sheets. Andy is no longer the record holder for most money ITB as Ben and Duncan top his GW22 pot of gold, but how will they be spending it?
1:16:14
January 21, 2019
Ep 26: GW22-23 2018/9
Get in touch with the show on twitter @FPLFFFanatics. This week Duncan and Matt try and talk Andy away from the early wildcard. Duncan reaches his highest ever FPL rank of 4k overall. Matt justifiably bemoans Duncan's blocking tactics. Then fantasy geek ratings go through the roof with an early bird in depth preview of the potential upcoming blanks and double gameweeks starting in GW27. The FFFanatics frolic amongst the upcoming GW23 fixtures before looking back on some successful gut punts and ahead to this gamweek's whipping boys and clean sheets. Andy takes the record for most money in the bank of the season, but he can’t take it with him to next season, so who will he bring in to fire him up the top 100k?      
1:24:11
January 13, 2019
Ep 25: GW21-22 2018/9
Get in touch with the show on twitter @FPLFFFanatics. Following upsets in the FA cup has Andy spotted a potential premier league banana skins for one top side in GW22? Is it time to talk about the Burnley attack? Are Man City assets back in favour following their big win over Liverpool? The FFFanatics predict goals galore in a few of the GW22 pictures. As always the Fanatics preview the upcoming fixtures, discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers.   
1:13:22
January 6, 2019
Ep 24: GW20-21 2018/9
Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics. Another decent week all round for the FFFanatics as Man United and Mo Salah keeps banging in the goals. They review their transfers, discuss the high points of their gameweeks and identify potential problem areas. As always the Fanatics preview the upcoming fixtures, discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers. In Phil Bills we trust.
1:05:47
December 30, 2018
Ep 23: GW19-20 2018/9
Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics. Rotation is over and there’s a full house on the pod as all the FFFanatics return with a guest appearance from resident mini league Maverick Gary. Theres a full range of scores as the Dignes and Dignots compare their gameweeks. The FFFanatics preview the GW20 FPL fixtures picking out the fantasy options to think about. Gut punts and whipping boys are discussed before clean sheets, captains and transfers. 
1:13:37
December 27, 2018
Ep 22: GW18-19 2018/9
At a time of year when other FPL pods waver and disappear the FFFanatics remain steadfast and consistent. Christmas squad rotation continues in the FFFanatics lineup as Duncan makes way for a back in form Matt this gameweek. The pod’s resident Man Utd fans coo over the red devils new appointment and bid and not so fond farewell to Mou. Matt takes us through both his Man Utd and other FPL players watchlist. As always the Fanatics preview the upcoming fixtures, discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers. 
1:06:31
December 23, 2018
Ep 21: GW17-18 2018/9
Another solid gameweek all round for the FFFanatics. They review the high points of their gameweek 17 and identify potential problem areas. As always the Fanatics preview the upcoming fixtures, discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers for GW18. Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics.
45:19
December 16, 2018
Ep 20: GW16-17 2018/9
Theres heavy rotation for FPL players and FFFanatics alike in GW16 as Ben comes off the bench for an appearance in place of Andy. But he returns to a difficult week as he is Salahless while the others are not. Matt is back to form after a tough few weeks but there’s still time for his favourite player to troll him. The FFFanatics take a breath after a few busy FPL weeks and spend more time previewing the Gameweek 17 fixtures, picking out the fantasy options to think about. They discuss Wilson replacements, the Alonso piggybank and the Arsenal defence. As always the FFFanatics discuss their gut punts and whipping boys, before clean sheets, captains and transfers. Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics.
1:00:57
December 9, 2018
Ep 19: GW14-16 2018/9
Its a bumper episode from the FFFanatics to as the busy xmas fixtures pile up. They look back to a GW14 that delighted and dismayed different FFFanatics in equal measure. There’s a quick fire preview of Gameweeks 15 and 16 picking out the fantasy options to think about. They discuss Man City rotation, enticing Arsenal attacking options and Bournemouth players’ stay of execution. The FFFanatics discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for GW15 and 16 before clean sheets, captains and transfers. Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics.
1:02:52
December 2, 2018
Ep 18: GW13-14 2018/9
The Fanatics are back to pick over the bones of a terrible GW13 in FPL for all except Andy. They take a look at the upcoming GW14 fantasy premier league fixtures and decide which teams to avoid and which to back. As always the FFFanatics discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers. Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics.
54:52
November 25, 2018
Ep 17: GW12-13 2018/9
The FFFanatics look back at a solid if not spectacular gameweek 12 with all of them around the 60 point mark. They discuss Mendy replacements and captain picks in a week with no outstanding candidates. They have a detailed look at the GW13 fixtures and pick out fantasy assets to consider. As always the FFFanatics discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers. Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics.
1:03:27
November 18, 2018
Ep 16: GW11-12 2018/9
The Fanatics are back as Matt returns to join Ben and Andy to discuss their highlights of GW11 in FPL. The Fanatics take a look at the upcoming fantasy premier league fixtures and decide which teams to avoid and which to back. As always the FFFanatics discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers. Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics.
45:48
November 4, 2018
Ep 15: GW10-11 2018/9
As gameweek 10 comes to an end the FFFanatics look back at a high scoring week all round. Now he's top 2k in FPL Ben takes us through the players on his current watchlist before a detailed look at GW11 where the FFFanatics pick out fantasy assets to consider for each upcoming fixture. As always the FFFanatics discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers. Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics.
1:05:43
October 28, 2018
Ep 14: GW9-10 2018/9
As gameweek 9 comes to an end the FFFanatics look back at a low scoring week for FPL in general as Matt defies the FPL gods and Andy’s week is hexed. They discuss whether the trio of Robertson, Alonso and Mendy (R.A.M) is still viable and whether we should be sticking with Trippier through some tough fixtures. They have a detailed look at GW10 and pick out fantasy assets to consider for each fixture. As always the FFFanatics discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers. Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics.
1:12:34
October 21, 2018
Ep 13: GW8-9 2018/9
As the international break rolls on the FFFanatics take a look back to the Kane train wreck that was GW8. They discuss the FPL players to look at if Salah's injury proves serious and whether to stick with Kane or get rid. They have a detailed look at GW9 and pick out fantasy assets to consider for each fixture. As always the FFFanatics discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers.
1:01:56
October 14, 2018
Ep 12: GW7-8 2018/9
A solid if not outstanding gameweek for the Fanatics as Andy returns to the pod with his team back in form and there's an honourable mention for Matt's boy Tosun. They review their transfers from GW7, discuss the high points of their gameweeks and identify potential problem areas. They discuss what to do with a problem like Mo Salah, whether it's too late to get on board the kane train and Aguero's minutes being managed. As always the Fanatics preview the upcoming fixtures, discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers for GW8. Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics.
1:12:42
October 1, 2018
Ep 11: GW6-7 2018/9
The Fanatics' great start to the season continues with two in the top 10k and three of them looking at their best start to a Fantasy Premier League season. They review their transfers from GW6, discuss the high points of their gameweeks and identify potential problem areas. Mendy replacement plans are the hot topic, do they splash out on another big name defender or spread the cash elsewhere? As always the Fanatics preview the upcoming fixtures, discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers for GW7. Get in touch and follow the Fanatics @FPLFFFanatics.
50:36
September 23, 2018
Ep 10: GW5-6 2018/9
Two's company and four's a crowd as Duncan and Matt discuss all things FPL while Andy and Ben are away in Vegas. There are mixed fortunes in the GW5 review as Fraser proves the difference. A new feature of quick-fire fantasy questions makes an appearance with Mo or No Salah, right time for Lukaku and which teams do you want your players to face? As always the Fanatics preview the upcoming fixtures, discuss their gut punts and whipping boys for the gameweek to come before clean sheets, captains and transfers.
1:03:21
September 16, 2018
Ep 9: GW4-5 2018/9
The four Fanatics are back together to unveil their wildcard teams and how they faired in GW4 of FPL. Do great minds think alike or fools rarely differ as Matt and Ben's starting eleven differs by one one player? As always the Fanatics give in-depth previews of the upcoming GW5 fixtures and try to spot the potential fantasy points on offer. With Andy in a hot streak of predictions he gets specific and puts his money where his mouth is after activating his wildcard for GW5. If you haven't already follow the fanatics on twitter @FPLFFFanatics.
1:00:09
September 2, 2018
Ep 8: GW3-4 2018/9
The Fanatics go wildcard crazy as three out of the four of them hit the button this week. Matt can't even wait till the end of the podcast to play his wildcard. After a low scoring GW3 the pod review any silver linings and look forward to the GW4 fixtures with in-depth previews. As always they discuss the upcoming GW's whipping boys, pick out their gut punt players for GW4 and talk wildcard transfers to go for. Finally there's a shout out for their new twitter account @FPLFFFanatics.
57:09
August 27, 2018
Ep 7: GW2-3 2018/9
The Fanatics are back to 100% strength as Matt returns to join Duncan, Ben and Andy to discuss their highlights of GW2 in FPL. The Aguero vs Salah captaincy divides the pod while Andy goes with a left field captain choice. The Fanatics take a look at the upcoming fantasy premier league fixtures and decide which teams to avoid and which to back. There's an unhealthy level of detail on Huddersfield vs Cardiff and how Mourinho's struggles at Manchester United will affect their fantasy points in the GW3 fixture previews. Will Brighton or West Ham be the Fanatics' Whipping boys this week? Plus, Gut punts to watch out for, Clean sheet shouts, Captain picks and Transfers for GW3.
1:21:00
August 19, 2018
Ep 6: GW1-2 2018/9
While Matt is away the remaining fanatics, Duncan, Ben and Andy get excited about the return of football and a new FPL season. After a high scoring GW1 they review the highs and lows of their pre-season team selections. Can their good form continue? They discuss the players to get in quick and look ahead to GW2.
1:31:00
August 12, 2018
Ep 5: FPL 2018/19 Site Goes Live (Preview 1)
Duncan, Matt and Ben are back and there's a Fantasy Football Fanatics debut for old-friend of the pod Andy. After the release of the FPL 2018/19 game the Fanatics run through their first draft teams and look for Fantasy Football bargains at the world cup. Will there be a hangover from the tournament? And who are the teams to invest in at the start of the season? All this and more...
1:42:47
July 12, 2018
Ep 4: GW32-33
Duncan and Ben stick to the template on their GW32 wildcards. Matt tries to navigate the upcoming dGWs without one and considers going maverick. The fanatics review their gameweeks, plan ahead for reKane and rotation and look ahead to GW33.
1:01:11
April 2, 2018
Ep 3: GW30-31
As the fanatics predicted GW30 was a low scoring shocker for a lot of managers, and few more so than Duncan who picks over the bones of what could be a record low gameweek. Matt's strategy of focusing on the games leading up to the GW31 blanks seems to be working and Ben has finally turned a green arrow corner. In this episode the fanatics make their final assessment of planning ahead for GW31, for those with and without a second wilcard. Do we throw caution to the wind and feast on hits galore in GW31? Who are players that can make a difference in GW31?
1:05:47
March 15, 2018
Ep 2: GW29-30
GW29-30. Duncan, Matt and Ben review their gameweeks, discuss their differing plans for the GW31 blanks and upcoming DGWs. The fanatics then review the upcoming fixtures and look for the whippings boys, player punts for GW30 plus clean sheets, captains and transfers.
1:07:00
March 5, 2018
Ep 1: GW27-28
GW27-28. The debut pod. Duncan, Matt and Ben review their gameweeks, plan ahead, look for the whippings boys, discuss gut player punts for GW28 plus clean sheets, captains and transfers.
1:06:58
February 12, 2018
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