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The Athletic's Fantasy Premier League expert Mark McGettigan - aka FPL General - gives you his considered view on the players to watch, who to make captain and answers your burning FPL questions. Mark has played the game for more than ten seasons and in three of the the last five campaigns, he has finished in the Top 500 in the world rankings.

The 59th Minute FPL Podcas‪t‬ The Athletic

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The Athletic's Fantasy Premier League expert Mark McGettigan - aka FPL General - gives you his considered view on the players to watch, who to make captain and answers your burning FPL questions. Mark has played the game for more than ten seasons and in three of the the last five campaigns, he has finished in the Top 500 in the world rankings.

    Double Gameweek Fever & The Ideal Front 3

    Double Gameweek Fever & The Ideal Front 3

    As the General prepares for the biggest double gameweek ever! - He talks about Villa players being banned from FPL, Jesse Lingard becoming harder to ignore and answers more of your questions such as;
    How many hits you should be willing to take in preparation for this weekend?
    Whether a bench boost of single game week players is still worth it?
    If Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a viable triple-captain option?
    What is the ideal front 3 for double gameweek 26?
    Should we resist the temptation to wildcard until GW 29?
    Is it time to switch a double Man City defence, for a double Man City midfield?
    Ricardo Pereira or Lucas Digne?
    Who are the best differential replacements for the injured Jack Grealish?
    Could it really be time to sell Mo Salah?
    And more!
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    • 40 min.
    Double Gameweek 25 & The Raphinha Differential

    Double Gameweek 25 & The Raphinha Differential

    Ahead of Double Gameweek 25, The FPL General returns to provide his top 3 picks for the all-important captaincy question and a big watchlist update. Plus, answers to the following:

    What is the key to Double Gameweek purchasing - Form or fixtures?

    Is there a better differential pick for the upcoming week than Leeds United's Raphinha?

    Is it still too soon to use my wildcard?

    Who are the top 3 forwards to own between now and Gameweek 30

    Which players are 'essential' long-term picks for the rest of this season?

    Who is the best GK for upcoming doubles and blanks?

    Is Michail Antonio 'fixture-proof' or an easy sell?

    What should we do with Grealish?

    And who you should get rid of between Mo Salah and Heung-Min Son?


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    • 39 min.
    Is It Time To Bring Back Harry Kane?

    Is It Time To Bring Back Harry Kane?

    With three consecutive double gameweeks on the horizon, the FPL General calms your concerns over triple-captaincy, bench boost and answers these questions:

    Is a Man City defensive-double-up a good idea? 
    Are Burnley defenders worth a taking a -4 on this week? 
    Is Joe Willock now good value for money? 
    How to prepare for blank gameweek 29
    How many Leeds players do you need in your side? 
    And when to bring back Harry Kane? 
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    • 34 min.
    How many Man City players do we start against Liverpool?

    How many Man City players do we start against Liverpool?

    The gameweeks keep on coming so the FPL General is here with everything you need to know before gw23. There's captaincy and transfer advice, a watchlist update plus these questions answered:

    How many Man City players do we start against Liverpool?

    Do we need to buy Son this week if all our midfielders are already performing?

    Is it time to get rid of Salah after his recent inconsistency?

    Time to get rid of Alex McCarthy?

    Should I go for Everton with DCL/Digne or Southampton with Ings?

    Is benching Salah this weekend the worst idea in the world?

    What do you think of Lingard after his scoring debut for West Ham?

    Should we buy Martinez as a 'set and forget' keeper for rest of the season?

    Should we ever bench Soucek again?

    When's the best time to use the second wildcard?


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    • 34 min.
    Dealing with Pep roulette

    Dealing with Pep roulette

    It's another tight turnaround for gameweek 22 so the FPL General is ready to go with transfer advice, captaincy picks, a watchlist update and answers to all these burning questions:

    For those of us who brought in DCL do we stick or cut our losses?

    Is the wisest method for next few weeks to limit hits and stick with your picks?

    Is it worth looking for a Son replacement while Kane is out?

    What to do with Chilwell?

    What to do with Stones and Cancelo now that Pep is playing roulette with his defence?

    What advice do you have for managers who are struggling to hit their stride at the moment?

    If you have two free transfers and a good team, how do you avoid weakening the squad?

    With Pereira on such fine form should we be considering him as an option?

    Is having too much points potential on the bench a help or a hindrance?

    Do we start planning for the upcoming double gameweeks now?

    When are you planning to use your second wildcard?


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    • 35 min.
    Is it time to abandon Patrick Bamford?

    Is it time to abandon Patrick Bamford?

    The FPL General is here ahead of the quick turnaround for gameweek 21 with transfer advice, captaincy advice, a watchlist update and answers to these questions:

    Who is your preference between Son and Kane?

    Kane & Son double-up or City defence double-up?

    Is it too late to go for Gundogan now?

    Who's the best Leicester midfield option?

    Are you sticking to the plan of selling Soucek for Son?

    Is Kane, Antonio, Watkins the preferred front three for the rest of the season?

    With Digne back is it time to reinvest in Everton assets?

    Is one active keeper enough to enable me to spend money elsewhere?

    What to do with Reece James after he didn't feature in Tuchel's first game?

    Is it time to lose Bamford?


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    • 35 min.

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