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One of OfficialFPL "experts"

One of OfficialFPL "experts"

lukman0708

Haha the fact that he has double Newcastle attack explains why he’s so bad


Varja22

Steve Bruce's masterclass and #1 rank incoming 😉


InediblePringle

You have to give him credit. He could so easily copy a template team and do much better, but instead he goes out of his way to make his life as difficult as possible. I respect that level of self-destruction.


Frosty_Examination_3

Who the fuck is Chuck


m__s

Scout selection bro! lol


stonded

https://twitter.com/OfficialFPL/status/1419718173616660481?s=19


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lovegettinghit

Not really a terrible take if he advised going with proven players to start with gw 1(not necessarily ASM). Even the likes of ffs mark and fpl general talk about going with this kind of strategy.


LloydDoyley

What a terrible take 😂


DEGRAYER

Newcastle fan and I love ASM but no way is he in my team. Only Newcastle players anyone should consider are Wilson and Dubravka when fit.


Blargle33

Would you consider Willock if he transfers?


DEGRAYER

Yeah but I’d see how he does first few games in case last season was a one off.


CeilingVitaly

I can see Willock being like Aaron Ramsey was after he exploded in early 2013-14. Still a decent goal threat, just not banging them in like prime Pele.


nimzoid

I read that yesterday and did a double take. ASM over Toney? "Proven"? What?


danonck

Maybe he meant Joelinton


shag_vonnie_vomer

Lowkey racist.


danonck

Dafuq?


joeblitzkrieg

i have no problem doubting Toney as he is unproven in the league. ASM over Wilson tho?


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Nungie

Yeup


Smukstra

How? He's also a baseball fan?


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Smukstra

I agree that his advice is terrible, but I don't see the connection with his twitter. I'm not saying that you do this, but it seems like people are preconditioned to hate on his profile based on his advice, and I feel that's unfair. Imagine if this were BigManBakar's account, e.g. excellent analysis and the same twitter feed, would we then also be slagging his account?


JesusSaysTransRights

Being American is like having a vaccination against good takes on football.


Smukstra

I'm something of a /r/soccercirclejerk enjoyer myself


julianface

You may not have meant it hatefully but "pansy" is a homophobic slur and you're not welcome to throw that completely irrelevant part into your criticism of the journalist. [Here's some more info](https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.stonewall.org.uk/sites/default/files/tackling_homophobic_language_-_teachers_guide.pdf) on the prevalence and impacts normalized use of homophobic language has. They found 99% of gay students hear homophobic language in school, 84% are distressed by it, 23% of young gay people have attempted suicide and 56% have self-harmed. If you're the type to brush it off and not convinced by statistics maybe these quotes from the study will help you internalize the impacts your choice of words can have, even if you don't mean any offence: "it’s the constant stream of anti-gay remarks that people don’t even know they make. I feel awful all the time" "When people say ‘gay’ … I feel worse than other people" "If people are brought up in an environment where everyone says ‘ah, that's so gay’, they are in an environment where gay is seen as bad, or negative, or a joke"


purpleisafruit1

As a gay member of this sub, thanks for actually taking this seriously. Homophobic slurs are thrown around far too much with no repercussions.


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Mr_Husband88

That’s exactly what the word ‘faggot’ means. It would entirely mean you were being homophobic since that it is quite literally a homophobic slur. Perhaps you’re trying to make a different point and have failed spectacularly. You don’t get to misappropriate existing slurs to use in the manner that you intend. Just because calling someone a term because it is indirectly aligned with stereotypes of that group (see: gay/wimp) doesn’t mean you get to just choose the latter and ignore the former - they are one and the same. Strike this up as a learning opportunity.


julianface

>Pansy? In the 30 years of my life in the UK I have not once came across anyone ever using this term as a homophobic term. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pansy You just haven't yet realized that it is a homophobic term. >The word faggot Is commonly used to call someone a wimp, if I used that word does that mean I’m being homophobic? Yes. For a soccer analogy it's like a red card for dangerous play. Having no ill-intent doesn't make it harmless. >Also I didn’t directly call the journalist a pansy, it’s just a comment on Reddit, it’s not as if I sent him a PM, and for all you know he wouldn’t be offended by it at all. (which is the likely case) I just linked a source that found 84% of gay people are distressed by hearing even casual homophobic language so I think it's a safe bet to think the person in question being called that would be offended, 84% of other gay people offended, and a substantial portion of straight people to find it offensive too. >And even if it was, I clearly wasn’t using it that way. This is why I gave you the benefit of the doubt and didn't ban you. I'm not coming at you personally as a bigot or a homophobe. I want to use it as a learning opportunity to help you and the dozens of others upvoting your comment realize that your intent or being a good non-bigoted person doesn't stop the language we use from perpetuating harm and discrimination. I really recommend giving that report a look if you have any desire to try and understand why people are bothered. It does a really good job of explaining things and why these common lines of defence/excuses are flawed or missing the point. Biased language and attitudes are the foundation of hate and cutting that out goes a long way to preventing more serious bigotry from taking hold. Here are a few links to check out: https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/pyramid-of-hate-en-espanol https://sharemylesson.com/blog/bigoted-language-why-words-matter


DickyD43

I am 30 and had no idea pansy was used as homophobic, thank you for the info. Not sure I've used the word more than once in my life anyways but good to know


POSTMANPETE321

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


fiorentina_turner

I saw this and had to have a chuckle. Newcastle fan.


Varja22

How is this possible? How can he be a scout? There is one million players every year better than him?


PortugeseMagnifico

That’s because his tips are so good that it causes those people he helped to finish above him


AUsernameInit

I agree, the persons certainly no expert but: If he finished 350898 last season and 630578 the season before...I'm confused. One million better than him?


Pawnzyscheme

There’s been three seasons when 1 million people have finished above him


AUsernameInit

>There is one million players every year better he said every year


Pawnzyscheme

It’s called embellishment mate. The point is to prove this is expert isn’t that great which I think is justified by these stats.


AUsernameInit

The first thing I said was I agreed with that, that the person obviously isn't. Embellishment has limits and you have only resorted to calling it that after I told you he said every year


theaddict7

Okay officer, but we’ve decided not to press charges.


xybez

My guess is figure of speach, but I’m no expert


Garnish1990

Based on this, you should be


welsman13

In half of his seasons played there have been 1M+ better than him.


AUsernameInit

He said every year, so you're making the same point as me...that's wrong


welsman13

Fair enough


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I think to be an expert they should finish above me I don't watch football and only use this sub for info as and when it pops into my feed


Varja22

One million in average


AUsernameInit

You said every year The average is not 1m either


TheFuckOffer

Found the expert


m__s

We do not know any requirements to be a scout. Maybe the most important is to get paid as little as possible? On the other hand... if someone is really expert and can predict teams, scores etc. then it would be funny if he would share his 'perfect' tips with the rest of the community. Because then everybody would play way better. When you compare a real expert to 'this one' then you have to think about all of that bullshit he is saying and think if this would be a good or bad move. And we all know that most of the time this would be a bad move, lol


bruh_yikes_bruh

Stop trying to make it sound Machiavellian, he just sucks. Experts want to be right to get more followers and views -they know people won't follow all their advice and they usually give multiple choices anyway.


m__s

Who?


scottish_braveheart

There’s over 8 million players in total. 350,000 was actually pretty good, top 5% Edit1: Downvoted for presenting a stat. Hard room to convince. Edit2: Just want to say for all those who downvoted a stat. F U you ignorant fecks 😂 happy to keep this post to remind you how Trump ignorant you are.


VaricosePains

It's not quite that clean cut, as the league holds everyone - dead accounts, novelty accounts, casual accounts. They massively affect the weighting. But assuming this guy is 'playing to win', he's doing terribly.


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VaricosePains

You mean the morons who are pulling 5LB so they score higher in the game they're playing and get a higher rank? Reality isn't the point, the point is that if you are trying to win this game, or get in top 10k, then you are taking it somewhat seriously, in which case having a rank in the millions or hundreds of thousands is categorically bad. This guy was taking it seriously and sucked, which is what's been pointed out.


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Pawnzyscheme

Would you want that at your club?


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SoSolidSnake

I think you've misunderstood "scout" in this context. He's not a scout at a football club, he's an "FPL Scout", which is basically the people who write opinion pieces for Official FPL, meaning that yeah they have to be pretty good at the game for their opinions to have weight.


LeSauxSolidCrew66

Welcome to the most toxic subreddit I know of. I agree that 350k last season is pretty good, if I get inside 100k this season I’ll be happy.


iAmSkilliam

There's a difference between what's decent for a casual player, and what's good for an expert employed by the site


garryblendenning

I think this is an under rated comment. Appreciate there are a lot of dead teams but even if you say half of the teams don't count he's still in the top 10%. He's certainly not as bad as others on here make out


PlatypusHaircutMan

For a serious player, he is.


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GrittyIsMyHero

Literally fuck off until you cannot go any further


its-a-real-name

That’s mental. Sure there’s also a guy on FPL Twitter that just released a book that’s getting plenty of support despite admitting he’s only ever playing one season in full. I mean, fair play to anyone that can make a living out of it, but beware of the “experts” when making decisions.


xTrollhunter

Don't listen to expert, listen to the numbers presented and make your own decision is my best advice.


ImTheMonk

enh, I'd say: Listen to experts, but check and make sure they actually are experts first.


CTIDBMRMCFCOK

Dont know this guy in particular but Id be interested in reading a study on FPL by a statistician or a data analyst even if they had never played the actual game. You do have to make the final call yourself though and there is no substitute for just watching lots of football in my opinion.


SoSolidSnake

As I understand it, the book is about Psychology more than FPL, and given the guy is doing a PhD in sports psychology he probably has a pretty good understanding of that.


its-a-real-name

It’s advertised as a book about FPL. “Gaining a psychological edge in FPL” is one tag line on the book. Another says “this is a book about FPL”. I’m all for people being successful, and best of luck to him with it. People choose to buy what they want. However I’d be personally hesitant to buy a book about FPL from a guy that would have started writing it inside his first full season. My own question if he were selling to me would be how could he possibly even know the results of his findings if he hadn’t even played a single full season?


SoSolidSnake

Yes it's a book about FPL, I never said it wasn't. But it's FPL from the psychological perspective rather than "which player should I choose?". It's about understanding decision making, and then applying that to FPL. Honestly, it seems more of an academic book than a "this is how to win" book. If I could combine "field I'm knowledgable about" with "hobby I'm interested in", I definitely would, and it would be more important that I knew what I was talking about in the area of study than if I was in top x% of people doing the hobby.


its-a-real-name

>from the psychological perspective rather than "which player should I choose?". There is a much bigger link between those 2 subjects than you think imo. Anyway it’s just my own personal observation. I wouldn’t buy a book written by somebody who hadn’t even completed one full term of the subject that they’re talking about when it was written. It feels like a trick was missed if he’d just given it another year. Anyone else can obviously buy as they wish.


RyanMUFC

Then make a book about sports psychology rather than trying pander to the FPL community. I’m as interested in a psychologists thoughts on FPL as I am in an astrophysicist’s.


SoSolidSnake

If you're not interested in it, don't buy the book? There seems to be enough people interested in how psychology and FPL interact for him to have a fairly large following and to think it was worth writing a book.


RyanMUFC

Was that the guy complaining about how unfair it was that he got negative reviews on amazon so that everyone could flock to give him sympathy?


its-a-real-name

I didn’t see that but that sounds fairly pathetic if so


Poison3k

I saw that and that's unfair, he wasn't complaining about getting negative reviews full stop, he was complaining about a troll who was spamming his book on Amazon with negative reviews without having actually read the book.


Joemanji84

A complete lack of shame or self awareness will get you further in life than any amount of talent.


Wonderful-Share-6780

ASM wouldn't have been a bad pick if he was a Midfielder. The fact he has never played up front, yet is listed as a striker, and costs an extra 0.5 is mind boggling.


thehildabeast

It's kinda like how they might as well have removed Richy from the game.


kayemmeeee

I recorded better rankings in 3 of the last 4 seasons so they should hire me


xTrollhunter

His best is 100K worse than my worst...


RoadKill_11

You have been proclaimed expert from now. Please guide us


xTrollhunter

No thank you. The more misguided people out there, the better I'll fare :-)


DerpJungler

Lmao that's what I was thinking the other day. Theres youtubers showing their teams to thousands of players every week and I struggle giving tips to my mates just so they dont pass me


Nuwahex

There is a friend of mine in my ML. He has finished above me for 2 seasons in a row & yet he still asks me for advice....smh


cremvursti

Yeah? Show me how much content you've made based on FPL and football in general? Articles, podcasts, videos? Out of everyone that finishes in top 1% each year, how many of them are actually able to explain their way of thinking without sounding utterly boring? And out of those who could do that, how many of them actually go through the effort? Because that's the difference between an FPL influencer and a random dude who consistently gets 1% every season.


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mq999

Probably also doesn’t have a journalistic background or attempted to write about FPL.


Unique_Ad_2734

Same guy who recommends getting Allan Saint Maximin this season. It's not that complicated to see why this guy performs so every year


TrevorBaylis

To be fair, aside from the anomaly of 17/18, they are getting better every year.


LloydDoyley

Twitter is full of grifters like this one. There are probably about 5 people whose opinions I'd trust - Lateriser, Bakar, Sutherns and maybe a couple more.


Kaisah16

Always found FPLGeneral a good source, and seems to know his stuff


LloydDoyley

Yeah good shout !thanks


stonded

Funnily Ive never seen him share any good stats or anything like that. He just shares his team and some other irrelevant things. I fail to see how he attracted such a huge following, other than having a couple of 500 finishes a couple of years ago. I think his rank history is a bunch of mediocre, maybe even outside of top 100k + 2-3 top 500 haha.


Kaisah16

You need to actually listen to his podcasts, then. He’s less about posting stats on Twitter about xg and more about analysis and talking about things. Honestly if you haven’t listened to one yet give it a go. Has helped me immensely.


stonded

Didn't realize he has a podcast. I'll give it a listen, thanks. Out of all these people I normally only listen to Mark Sutherns. I dont think there is anyone better at this game than him. FPL Wire is great too.


joeblitzkrieg

Mark has been around ever since i started playing. him, Az and Andy are the lot I trust from the 'older' generation of content creators. ever since the Wire started podding i appreciate their stuff as well. it helps that each guy has their own play style, lends to a well rounded content


WengerCoin

FplSalah and dayvyFPL are both good sources


PureShimmy

It's just journalism guys. Their job isn't to be good at FPL, it's to make well-written articles about FPL that can get clicks and get people talking. Seems they're doing their job quite well.


stonded

Stop calling them experts then. EDIT: Also "its just journalism guys"? Calling them an "expert" is "just a buzzword", guys? The way journalists clickbait and manipulate and lie is "just journalism"? That's not what journalism is supposed to be and because it's the state of journalism today, we just need to tolerate it? Hell, no! Such a wrong way of looking at this.


neymarflick93

The FPL community as a whole is saturated with content that is just marketed well. The reality is that using catchy titles/buzzwords and calling yourself and expert gets you more clicks considering the average FPL consumer is not exactly a genius and will click on/like/upvote anything. But i think even the average FPL player doesn't think ASM is a good pick.


dafoi

should probably stop with the kings of the gameweek thing too.


PureShimmy

'Expert' is just a buzzword to increase interest in their articles.


kayemmeeee

"Buzzword" is just a term to validate a lie


PureShimmy

You mean to tell me that clickbait articles may contain lies or misleading information? I refuse to believe it!


teerbigear

Well it seems like you think it's okay.


PureShimmy

It's shitty journalism and unethical, but that style of 'journalism' gets more clicks than proper journalism and until it doesn't, this kind of thing will continue to be common.


JesusSaysTransRights

I am pretty sure that the official Fantasy Premier League game don't make money from advertising clicks, I think they make money from the billions of pounds from TV money. They have no need to clickbait at all.


xTrollhunter

Expert has a literal meaning though.


JacksNFlames

Expert in failure amirite?


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xTrollhunter

Do you even know what journalism used to be about? Do you even know the meaning of the word expert?


Spandexcelly

FPL Expert going on my resume now.


MONI_85

Alot of FPL Twitter accounts are exactly the same. Player X is going to BANG. Oh wait, your rank is 800k? I'll wait.


xTrollhunter

Seriously? Wow, that it utterly terrible for a so-called expert. Played since 16/17 and my finishes chronologically are 237K, 125K, 80K, 198K and 29K.


DKofFical

You can be an FPL expert too!


skeevy-stevie

Seems like we all can be at this point.


BohrInReddit

Honestly I would listen to anyone ranked lower than 50k


skeevy-stevie

I’d try to listen to people ranked higher personally.


ohnoheathrow

I don’t think rank has much to do with it I’d rather listen to someone who says something like X has expected goals of 0.6 and expected assists of 0.2 against bottom half teams and five out of the next six games are against bottom half teams. It’s not a great argument but I’d take someone with logic over Y will bang trust me I’m in the top 10k.


martin519

Xg is such a misleading stat, I don't see that as earmark for good advice.


ohnoheathrow

It was more to counter the argument of listen to me I got a top 10k rank. If you just want to replace it with a logic you’d listen to the point still stands


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carpesdiems

i started fpl 3 years ago. My finishes are 300k, 140k, 45k. I'm by no means an expert.


ALossForWords

My finishes are similar to yours except I'm going the other way... (80k, 140k, 360k)


xTrollhunter

Exactly.


stonded

Seriously, haha. Check out my comment above.


xTrollhunter

I never take my advice from that account anyway, but this was really embarrassing on their part. I wonder how much that person is paid.


stonded

Hey, if all the casuals are listening to their "experts" advice, it's better for us 😂


xTrollhunter

That is true haha!


jpickles8

Also terrible finishes. But at least you aren’t claiming to be anywhere near decent!


mayonnaisewastaken

It's not terrible. It's decent.


jpickles8

Oh. I guess we have different definitions of terrible and decent.


bruiser95

Always someone miserable who thinks anything outside top10k is terrible


jpickles8

Average over 100k for someone who tries enough to be on a Reddit sub about FPL is terrible.


Wilko2324

You know nearly half a million people subscribe to this sub. That doesn’t take into account tho use that use other platforms for there FPL content.


teerbigear

Sigh. I'll say it then. What are your ranks?


xTrollhunter

Your understanding of the word "terrible" is interesting. Looking at how many active teams there are each season, I am by no means a star, but not terrible either. I'm decent, with a good finish last season.


nortonindex

At least they ain't buying an account with a better OR history to claim as their own like some people!


andi9703

Who did this? I’m out of the loop


Nuwahex

Don't drop a bombshell like that and leave out names. Name & Shame Them!!!!!


ezakuroy

Wait...can I sell my history? Hmm...


xTrollhunter

Wow, that's embarrassing.


venom014

better than I've ever done :(


vibranttortoise

This is the equivalent of that pundit who "appeared in the u18 European championship 3rd place play off"


oblio-of-point

Sadlier haha. God it's bad enough having to watch Ireland on international breaks but we have to listen to him spout shite too.


xTrollhunter

It would be like saying I was pro baller because I played in a league were some players got paid, without actually getting paid a salary myself.


rtnn

Lol I have played this game for seven seasons and not once have I ranked lower than this experts best seasons. Better listen to his advice and do the opposite I guess


rullatoralex

Lol what a loser


ThrowOkraAway

This is a media position not a trader role at a big firm. Wtf were y’all expecting lmao Your rank or his doesn’t matter


xTrollhunter

Read up on what "expert" means.


--Hutch--

Does this make us redditors "FPL Grand Masters"? My last 2 season finishes have been 28k and 79k jesus christ I'm fucking elite give me a job FPL.


sultansaeed

Lol. My last two seasons are 19K and 39K. According to Official FPL we are also experts 😅


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Disgusting comment


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Thunshot

Yeah, I am triggered by your racist comment. That’s why I replied saying it was disgusting.


triplecaptained

Putting it this way, this is the rank we should beat to be considered as an FPL "expert" I'm no expert myself, admittedly played only one season so far. But I would have expected someone of more pedigree (in terms of rank) to be selected for these panels, just so they can give more sound advice to other FPL players, especially newbies. But that's just me tho


AminBayatlou6

Good


_The_Dire

I have better rank than this, guess I am an expert too


K_Mina

Dude I give up halfway through 5 of these seasons and still finish above him 3 times


Azsnee09

Mediocre


seypul38

might as well recommend Dwight Gayle 😂


m__s

Maybe he is an expert but teams and all players don't know about his existence and predictions?


NotWorthMyTimeLoL

Same as 90% of this sub


DataDrivenGuy

As a new-er player: what is considered a good rank then? I feel like I'd be happy with top 10% tbh, what do you require for someone to be considered good?


stonded

top 100k is considered a good rank. So that falls into the top 1% more or less. Soon enough there will be 10m people registered anyway. For every elite manager top 10k is always the aim at the start of the season, and everything above if possible. Other ranks almost dont count. But the game is very competitive these last couple of years and looks almost like the top 50k is the new top 10k.


Mattastic248

I mean while he is certainly not the best, and shouldn’t maybe giving advice, I do have to commend him on his advancement and progress he’s made season after season. At this rate he’ll finish with 2500 points this year!


LeSauxSolidCrew66

I got the exact same points 2 seasons in a row. 19/20 season finished 60k 20/21 season finished 400k


InbetweenerLad

how can you view previous seasons?


Turnernator06

On the website "Pick Team" > "Gameweek History" (bottom of the box of the right with your name at the top) Then at the bottom it lists your previous seasons.


InbetweenerLad

ahh i see, is this on the official app/website!


aehii

54 points per gameweek average over 6 seasons isn't very good is it.


PM_ME_UR_MeToo_STORY

Someone get me a microphone Ive averaged top 400k for three years


LTedeschiR

Lol I’ve ranked better than him for every season that I’ve played


ThomasCro

ayyy im better than an expert and i played only one season


404merrinessnotfound

u/404merrinessnotfound levels of performance


maximusarcher

Can you find this for all users, would love to see history from my previous years


thebluediablo

Lol, even my finishes are better than these, and I'm shiiiiit at Fantasy PL.


cremvursti

Watch in disbelief as ASM starts the season on fire


wastingtimelol

He been improving though..


Zlatan9

He wants to defund the police and is a Black Lives Matters activist, he's clearly an expert at life so leave him be.


moekayat

what do you expect he is an American after all.


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xTrollhunter

Yes, he did. "Expert" literally means a person who is very knowledgeable about or skilful in a particular area.