Episodes
Scotland fan and EFL Fantasy Podcast co-host Angus McPhail joins James to discuss Day 1 of Matchday 2 at The European Championship which included a much improved Scotland claiming a draw with Switzerland that leave them with qualification to the knockout stage in their hands. There's discussion on Scotland's performance, the change in tactics from Friday's dismal showing and what it would mean for them to qualify from a major tournament Group Stage for the first time. There's also coverage...
Published 06/20/24
Suj and James discuss yesterday's two games at The Euros as Turkey won a thriller against debutants Georgia in Dortmund that had everything and Portugal left it late to beat the Czechs in Leipzig but it was largely a disappointing night for Euro Fantasy managers again. There's discussion on best options for Matchday 2 in Fantasy and coverage of enablers who have stepped forward to be considered, replacing a (likely) absent Kylian Mbappe, what those on Limitless are likely to do and James...
Published 06/19/24
Clayton's back from watching England in Germany and joins James to discuss his trip to Germany and discuss the 3 games played yesterday at The Euros and we finally got some shocks as Romania humbled Ukraine before Belgium succumbed to defeat to Slovakia. But France held off a pluck challenge from dark horses Austria. There's also discussion on Euro Fantasy and which players caught the eye yesterday, whether Bruno Fernandes or Cristiano Ronaldo should be backed with the captaincy tonight for...
Published 06/18/24
Suj and James review the opening three days at The Euros as the favourites all won bar a Denmark side that were held by Slovenia prior to England's victory over Serbia in Gelsenkirchen... but not everyone is happy. There's a detailed analysis and explanation for why the game got tougher for England in the second half and why it's okay to not be happy but also be content with what happened. There's coverage of Euro Fantasy dilemmas including whether to stick or twist for owners who have had a...
Published 06/17/24
Suj and James discuss their intended final drafts ahead of tonight's European Championship opener between Germany and Scotland in Munich. Will Suj stick with his intended plan of a treble German defence? Will James really only go with two premiums upfront? Reasoning for the decisions, intended captaincy plan for the week and more. If you want to join our Euro Fantasy mini league the code is - 1LoPXq Monday on Planet FPL: The Euros Review discussing the opening 7 games of the...
Published 06/14/24
Burnley Correspondent Jack Toner joins James to discuss the shocking turn of events that saw manager Vincent Kompany become Bayern Munich's new manager despite suffering relegation with The Clarets. Why have Bayern ultimately decided to go with the former Manchester City defender and could he make a success of a job where he'll have nowhere near the power or influence he had at Turf Moor? How will he remembered by Burnley fans after last season ultimately ended in a dismal return following...
Published 06/13/24
Suj and James run through all 24 teams at The Euros and discuss the players of interest from each for Euro Fantasy and outline expectations for each team in the groups as well, including highlighting those who may surprise and the big nations who could find themselves in danger. Has it got to be 3 big hitters in the forward line? Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo all appeal, but you can't have them all and there's a case for some cheaper players to...
Published 06/12/24
Chelsea correspondent Gary Mantle joins James to discuss a dramatic couple of weeks at Stamford Bridge with an excellent finish to the Premier League season was followed by the shocking departure of Mauricio Pochettino and the appointment of Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca. There's discussion on whether the Pochettino departure really was by 'mutual consent' and fan sentiment towards the decision and the former Tottenham manager. The feeling towards the appointment of Enzo Maresca and...
Published 06/11/24
Suj and James discuss the current mood around England following Friday night's dismal Friendly defeat to Iceland at Wembley that has dampened expectations of England fans. But should we read too much into the result and performance? There's coverage of Gareth Southgate's final squad selections, including the admissions of Jarrad Branthwaite and Jack Grealish. And there's debate on the likely starting eleven for the Serbia game on Sunday and James suspects it may surprise. Coverage of the...
Published 06/10/24
On James' live stream this afternoon lots of discussion on England following confirmation of Gareth Southgate's England squad, that includes reaction to the exclusion of Harry Maguire and Jack Grealish and the continued concern about England defensively. Plus, expectations on the favourites for The Euros, clubs under continued PSR scrutiny, transfer speculation, Enzo Maresca and lots more. Monday on Planet FPL: ...But It Could Be Again, discussion on England Today on Patreon: The Debate,...
Published 06/07/24
Following Southampton's Play-Off Final victory that sealed an immediate return to the Premier League James welcomes Saints Correspondent Matt Samuel on to the Podcast discuss the highs and lows of The Saints promotion campaign. There's also discussion on the importance of manager Russell Martin and the style implemented to the team, whether they have shown the ability to adapt and which players have the quality to do well in the Premier League, such as top scorer Adam Armstrong. And where do...
Published 06/06/24
James and Clayton present an intro to the Euro Fantasy game, the official UEFA Fantasy game for this summer's European Championship. There's coverage of differences in scoring between Euro Fantasy and FPL, the rules and format of the game, tips for how best to make use of captaincies and substitutes plus important strategies of play including when might be best to deploy The Limitless and Wildcard Chips. Tomorrow on Planet FPL: The Fan View on Southampton with Matt Samuel Today on Patreon:...
Published 06/05/24
Clayton joins James for a discussion on all things England following last night's 3-0 victory against Bosnia And Herzegovina that ended well but frustrated for long periods. What's the best eleven now? It feels like there are probably 3 spots up for grabs in Gareth Southgate's ideal line-up; left-back remains a concern with continuing question marks over Luke Shaw's fitness, who will partner Declan Rice in midfield appears up for grabs and will it be Phil Foden on the left or someone...
Published 06/04/24
After a week away from Podcasting Suj and James (are not back!) discuss some of the recent events in football, with discussion on the European and FA Cup Finals, managerial changes and reflection on the FPL season that was, which includes James believing he's found where it all went wrong for Suj! The Podcast also features discussion on Lucas Paqueta's potential ban and the future of FPL and whether following analytic models is required to stay good at the game. Tomorrow on Planet FPL: A...
Published 06/03/24
You wait over 150 years for an all-Manchester FA Cup Final and then two come along in succession. James is joined by Manchester City fan Jonny Pringle and Manchester United fan Gary Robinson to preview tomorrow's FA Cup Final. There's discussion on the achievement of City's fourth consecutive Premier League title. Does that make them the greatest ever English side? But what about those hanging 115 charges. Will it stop City getting the credit their fans feel they deserve? Will Erik Ten Hag...
Published 05/24/24
On the Sky Fantasy Football Podcast Suj and James conclude their 5 season of SkyFF coverage with a wrap up of how their season ended and what happened in the final week of the season. And discussion turns to next season with players to have on mind during the summer ahead of the new pricing and James floats the idea of going with Erling Haaland next season. Donate to GW39FPL: https://www.gw39northvsouth.co.uk/ __________________________________________________________ Tomorrow on Planet FPL:...
Published 05/23/24
Ahead of Sunday's deciding trilogy match between the North and South members of the FPL Community raising money for Street Child United, James is joined by the player manager's and event organisers Benny Blanco and James Drewery to discuss the event and the game that will now take place at West Bromwich Albion's stadium The Hawthorns. There's chat on how getting The Hawthorns as a venue came about, the rivalry, the banter, how FPL managers can pick their favourite players for a Fantasy...
Published 05/22/24
It's the final Planet #FPL Gameweek Review of the season and it wasn't the best of finishes for Suj or James! All the games reviewed as usual with thoughts on who is and isn't happy with their season and early thoughts on expectations for next season includes some analysis of why FPL towers need to be careful with some of their pricing when the game launches for 2024/25. A big thank you to all our listeners and viewers for your support throughout the season! Donate to GW39FPL:...
Published 05/21/24
It's a Planet FPL Correspondent debut for Ipswich Town fan Paul Gaught-Allen as he joins James for a chat on all things The Tractor Boys following their back to back promotions to the Premier League. There's discussion on the history of the club and previous successes, the club's previous spells in the Premier League in the nineties and noughties which had highs before falls ahead of 'twenty years of decay' which saw Ipswich fall as low as mid-table in League One. But two key changes, firstly...
Published 05/20/24
For the final Premier League Clash of the Correspondents James welcomes Sheffield United fan Ben 'Tommo' Thompson and Tottenham fan Ricky Saunders to discuss the latest at their clubs ahead of Sunday's final day meeting at Bramall Lane. For The Blades it's been a season of struggles with 101 goals conceded. Is there hope for next season or fear that another season of struggle awaits in The Championship with several players out of contract and loanees unlikely to be bought? And how is the...
Published 05/17/24
On the penultimate Planet FPL Gameweek review Podcast of the season Suj and James discuss the four games played since Monday that saw Aston Villa claim a point against Liverpool despite being 3-1 down, Manchester City going back top after beating a spirited Tottenham in a unique atmosphere in North London and Chelsea look favourites for a Europa League place after beating Brighton whilst Newcastle were beaten at Manchester United and there's a heated debate about Erik Ten Hag's...
Published 05/16/24
On the Sky Fantasy Football Podcast Suj and James discuss the key talking points ahead of the final two gamedays, but is there anywhere to go tonight for those lucky enough to still have transfers in hand? Or should there be patience for final day assets? There's coverage of the four teams playing tonight and the differentials who could go big on Sunday, why picking your battles on captaincy is important and James reasons why in his situation there's no reason to go against in his situation,...
Published 05/15/24
On Clash of the Correspondents James is joined by Burnley fan Jack Toner and Nottingham Forest fan Mark Sutherns to discuss the latest at their clubs ahead of Sunday's final day meeting at Turf Moor. For Burnley, relegation was confirmed following defeat at Tottenham and it's felt like an inevitability for some time but the club has kept faith with manager Vincent Kompany and their inexperienced squad should be in a good position to challenge to come straight back... or is there reason for...
Published 05/14/24
On the weekend Review of Gameweek 37 Suj and James discuss all the games from the weekend which included confirmation of Burnley's relegation and Luton Town will almost certainly be joining them; while Manchester City and Arsenal both won to nil to confirm that the title race will go to the final day, but how James' Tottenham do against City tomorrow is likely to be decisive. But do Tottenham even want to win!? Bench Boosters have mainly done well, clean sheets for Arsenal and Everton have...
Published 05/13/24