4 Years of Success
I’m now 25 years old, but feel like Football Index is one of the first words I ever learnt to say. It’s oddly a fine line between being obsessed with the product, or addicted to it.
Its changed my life and thousands of other traders also. You don’t need to be an elite trader, as getting involved with the product early means you will benefit as the platform grows.
I’ve only been involved for the last 2 years, made plenty of mistakes and still managed to make money. I’d go as far as to saying that anybody that has been a member for over 12 months will be 10 to 15 percent up.
A huge success.
I dont think football Index are anywhere near finished yet, which is one of the main reasons I’m keeping my money inside the platform.
You get so much more back from using Football Index, something which a bookmaker could never offer. (I’ll allow the counter argument here though, that there’s nothing as exhilarating than placing an accumulator bet). Maybe this is where Footstock can take a position?
There has been anticipation, or even expectation of a deposit bonus since traders know the rough date that Football Index celebrate their birthdays.
Why expectation? Let’s be honest Football Index do tend to have the track record of keeping all of us traders sweet.
This anticipation has led to a bit of a downturn on 2 fronts, the trading platform itself and the trwdersb who are the frontline of the community (Twitter, Index gain & forums).
There has been a downturn on the markets due to traders withdrawing money for the upcoming bonus. This is a decision made by traders to cash out their portfolio, ready to put it all back (getting a bonus for doing so). This is an easy decision on paper, but will cost you on commission for selling the players you currently hold, plus you rely on a deposit bonus to be announced.
Some traders have cashed out their money, however Football Index haven’t announced any promotions. This has led to tension, as they’ve sold positions and paid commission (they’ve taken a big risk) for nothing.
With no bonus on the horizon and players prices falling, this leads us to point 2, tension in the community.
The deposit bonus has actually been announced now, and it seems that all is great again on all fronts
Player prices are increasing, as most trading accounts are depositing as much money as they can afford, to get a £1,000 bonus with no wagering.
As prices increase, traders get happier and it resolves all tension in the community. There’s still some bitterness on the time line, but you’d be lying if you said you saw someone with a 6 figure portfolio and didn’t wish you’d found the Index sooner!
This is the bookmaker revolution! It may take a few more years yet to properly penetrate the gambling market, but the deposit bonus has already proved there’s plenty of customers who have the utmost faith in the product.
Going forward I’d like to some core issues ironed out, the biggest one being an issue I’ve probably taken advantage of. MEDIA BUZZ.
Is it fair for one player to have 2 eligible names, whilst another doesn’t track because the article is missing the accent in the surname? Or instead of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, the article simply uses his surname?
As I say, I’m currently taking advantage of this myself, but to make the platform more simplistic for new users, id prefer an equal system.
You can’t please everyone though, which is part of the problem for FI. Us traders have purchased players with the current rules in place, so to change them could cause further uproar.
Where do you stand on this?
IPO’s are the way Football Index add fresh talent to the Index. They are exciting, but they have their drawbacks. Carry on reading this post for my thoughts.
What does IPO mean?
IPO is an abbreviation for Initial Public Offering. When Football Index perform an ‘IPO’, they add a new player onto the platform.
What is the process?
Prior to the IPO, Football Index will release a list of players which are to be added. This list includes the Player Details, such as position and club, but also includes important information such as the Entry Price & a Time of Entry.
What is the Entry Price?
Football Index decide the entry price of a player before he enters the platform. This is performed by the Trading team, who assess what price he should join at. They have to take into consideration not to make the entry price too low, as it could de-stabilise the market, with other traders selling their holds to purchase shares in the new one.
Often, they set the prices high, which is better for the sustainability of the Index.
What time will they enter?
Each player has a designated timeframe, but this is a wide window, not an exact minute. For example, Player A may have an entry time of between 10:00AM-12:00PM, whereas Player B would have the 12:00-14:00 time slot.
Multiple players have the same timeslot on any given day, so expect a few players to be added!
Benefits of the IPO Process
- IPO’s ensure that the latest talent is added to the platform, keeping it alive & entertaining. It’s often quite frustrating seeing a potential talent on the pitch, without the ability to own him on Football index. With IPO’s, you are able to own more players.
- Football Index value the entry point very successfully. I’ve laughed a few times at players which were IPO’d at a high price, maybe even been annoyed sometimes. However, in the long term, the values seem fair. One I seem to recall is James Milner, I’m sure he was IPO’d at £2.10, with lots of ridicule on twitter. 18 months later he’s the equivalent of £2.50, which is a significant rise for a player that hasn’t set the Index alight!
Drawbacks of the IPO’s
- When IPO’s are announced, they tend to harm the market somewhat. Players tend to sell their current holds, to free up money to get the new releases. This can harm your portfolio when traders dump certain players that you may hold.
- The IPO process doesn’t seem fully ‘fair’. The current process is fastest finger first method, which means if you find him first, you will get the best possible price. However, this opens the platform up for Automated Scrapers (Bots), who can query the platform up to 100 times per second. Compared with a human, who would take up to 5-6 seconds for a single check.
- The more players that are on the platform inevitably mean you have less chance to win.
Everything has it’s drawbacks. I am a huge fan of IPO’s, although I must admit I rarely get involved in them.
I applaud Football Index for setting the prices the way they do. The IPO prices are generally expensive, which is a HUGE must for the platform.
WHY? Most traders use IPO’s to flip players, they aren’t interested in actually holding them long term.
If a trader does fancy a player, they would sign him up regardless. So the high priced IPO’s actually help to stabilise the market somewhat, as fewer people will be interested in getting on them.
Let’s look at it the other way, if they were to release a player onto the platform (with decent prospects) for just £0.01, every trader on the platform would want to get involved, and it would end a bloodbath.
IPO’s are a must for the platform, as it needs to ensure every player from the eligible leagues is available to purchase, aswell as talents from more obscure leagues.
I don’t really like the idea that traders take advantage of IPO days by flipping for a profit, nor do I really like them! But they are vital for the platform.
There was a Football Index announcement last night, which followed with 30 minutes of a Suspended Market.
What actually occured for me was 3 hours of uncertainty, nothing would refresh on either computer, phone or iPad. Frustrating Times.
This post isn’t going to be putting the knife into the platform, it’s just an aftermath video. I’ll be splitting it into 3 sections, Pre Announcement, Announcement & Post Announcement thoughts.
Although we all admit, FI needs some professional tech.
As always, there’s usually quite a lot of hype on social media (twitter) when an announcement is ahem, announced.
Some traders go absolutely mental, proclaiming that there will be dividend increases, share splits etc. Yes, some of these are just jokes, but there was actually a consensus that Football Index should increase the payouts for specific game days. Stay with me, while I explain.
Currently, on a Double Match Day (5-14 games played) the star man gets a payout of £0.02. This is the exact same payout for a Treble Match Day, which will be significantly harder to win as there would be 15+ matches played. I don’t think that would have been too much of an ask, although it is greedy, asking Football Index for even more, when they’ve given us so much already.
Football Index did send out two surveys, which hinted they were looking at changing the Performance Buzz / Match Day Scoring Matrix.
The Official Announcement
Football Index have confirmed that the scoring matrix will be changed, after consolidating with current traders & the Opta Statistics team.
These are the changes made by Football Index;
– Assists are now more valuable.
– We’ve added more actions for Goalkeepers, to bring them into the game.
– Key passes are now included.
– We’ve added attempted dribbles and successful dribbles.
– A 1.25x Multiplier now applies to Champions League and Europa League games.
There are a few nice little additions into the scoring matrix, which have been visualised by FI with the below graphs. Note, there are now points to be won/lost for Big Chance Missed, Attempted Dribble, Successful Dribble.
Game Winning Goal is also worth 12.5% less, or 5 points less. Meanwhile, a normal goal is now worth 12.5% more, or 5 points more, so that’s swung in favour of goalscorers.
In Defence, a last man tackle is now worth 3 more points, so your heroic stoppers will earn 20 points now for a last man tackle.
An aerial duel that’s won by the defender is now worth 2 points too.
All players can now score points for an Accurate Long Ball, an Accurate Through Ball, Big Chance Created, Secondary Key Pass & a Key Pass.
Assist points have also been doubled to 20.
Goalkeepers may see a rise in price, as they now score points for Smothering the ball, Claiming the ball from high, Punching & sweeping out to get the ball.
They also get more points for saving a penalty.
Here’s a clip of the scoring chart, feel free to pause it and inhale the information!
In play dividends will also return for next season, which will keep the market live and kicking!
Also, some great news regarding the future.
Match Day and In-Play Dividends to the qualifying rounds and finals of Europe’s biggest International tournament – the UEFA European Championship.
There’s a few things to take away from the 19/20 Season Announcement, I will try and bullet point these for ease of reading.
- Football Index are listening to us! They sent us the surveys to complete, listened to our opinions and changed the scoring matrix. I was happy with the current matrix, but it’s changed now.
- There are no dividend increases.
- Match Day and In-Play Dividends to the qualifying rounds and finals of Europe’s biggest International tournament – the UEFA European Championship. This is big news, as closer to the time it will lead to hype & undoubtable player rises!
The news about the Euros has gone a little un-noticed. I presume this is because the Football Season is about to start & traders have prepared their portfolios for Match Day Rankings, IPDs, or whatever other strategy they can think of!
It will take a little bit of time for the trend to transition into the Euro’s, but the money will eventually move there.
Overall, it’s a positive move for the platform, which seems to be continuing it’s steady rise towards greatness.
Leaving the Premier League Impact?
When a player has transfer speculation away from the Premier League, traders do tend to worry. This combination of trader nerves and the transfer speculation will cause the player price to decrease, as traders ‘cash out’ their bets. It’s very similar to cashing out a bookmaker bet when your team is 2-1 up. Ultimately, you might miss out on dividends, or a price increase, but it’s the safer option.
The Premier League is known as the ‘holy grail’ on Football Index due to the Media Buzz being predominantly based on UK Sources. This ends up with the Premier League having the most exposure, as journalists write articles for their audience.
When a ‘Media Buzz Player’ leaves the Premier League, there is a risk that articles won’t be spun as frequent, meaning that the player has less chance of winning dividends. Sure, the player can still win Match Day Dividends (in some cases their chances for winning this will increase), but the players that are £4+ are there for the ability to earn Media Dividends.
6/10 of the highest priced players are from the Premier League. The others? Jadon Sancho, heavily linked to it! Lionel Messi, who is the GOAT. Kylian Mbappe, a teen sensation & Neymar, who is ever-present in the media.
Eden Hazard is the 10th most expensive player,but 3 months ago he was much higher up the rankings. While his transfer speculation was building up, his price sat at £5.52. 2 months later, his transfer to Real Madrid has been confirmed, but his price has fallen to £4.47. This is over £1 down from Peak, although it’s still well up over a 12 month period.
Since his transfer being confirmed, he hasn’t won any Media Buzz dividends, which would backup the theory that foreign leagues don’t have as much impact, unless you are Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
Paul Pogba – Current Situation
The most recent Premier League rumour is Paul Pogba, who is looking for a fresh challenge. It looks like Real Madrid want to sign him, which has affected his price on the Football Index.
Paul Pogba should be a player which collects media articles, regardless of the league that he plays in, but it’s an unknown entity. At over £7 a share, there was sufficient risk applied to this, as traders saw what happened with Eden Hazard. His price has corrected itself to around £6.70, which was a drop of around £0.40.
Equating to around a 3% drop, this is just traders who aren’t willing to take the risk. Would 3% of you cashout, if your opponent had a free-kick on the edge of the box in the 90th minute?
The difference with this Transfer Saga in comparison to Eden Hazard’s, is that Pogba hasn’t spoken out too much regarding the transfer rumours. Where Eden Hazard remained quiet, refusing to commit his future or even discuss it, Paul Pogba has travelled to Pre Season, took part in the Clubs promotional pictures for their website etc.
There’s no concrete evidence that Pogba is moving.
It was rumoured Pogba would be absent from the Pre Season Tour, but when he met up with the team, traders were fast to put their money back into him. He rose to around £6.85, which was almost half of the initial drop.
To make Pogba holders happy, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted in his Press Conference that United don’t have to sell any players, adding that they weren’t in negotiations for any outgoings. This would upset United fans, who want multiple players out!
After this press conference, traders again launched their money at him, with his price now back at the £7 mark.
He has been higher than this, peaking at £8.36 (Pre Share Split, during a deposit bonus), but the market has since corrected.
He’s earnt over £2 in dividends, which is just incredible.
Paul Pogba – Remains at Man Utd
If Paul remains at Old Trafford, I expect his price to peak at around £7.30. There is wide speculation that Man Utd would be willing to sell him, next summer. If this situation occurred, it would be a fascinating one to watch. As traders look to earn dividends, they would want to keep him in their portfolio for as long as possible, before the inevitable sell off.
If Pogba was to commit to Man Utd, signing a new contract for the forseeable future, I really wouldn’t be surprised to see him overtake Neymar as the most expensive player, before making his crossing over to that £10 barrier. This wouldn’t be overnight, more a long-term idea. Paul Pogba is the highest Media Buzz earner this season, if he stays at Man Utd, I don’t see why it won’t be a Media Buzz Groundhog Day for the next few seasons.
Paul Pogba – Leaves Man Utd
We have already seen the potential effects of a Paul Pogba transfer saga. When all of the traders dropped their shares, due to the high risk, low reward on offer, he dropped over 3% in a single day. Transferring to Real Madrid could have even worse effects, as players such as Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale would be competing for Media Buzz, whilst he has to outperform Toni Kroos, Modric, Casemiro on the pitch. Currently, he competes with Scott McTominay, Matic & Fred, but doesn’t ‘shine’ in the Match Day Rankings.
I only expect that his performances would decrease at Real Madrid, as he would have less responsibilities, such as penalties. He’s a guaranteed taker at Old Trafford, but he would most likely be rotating with Hazard at Real.
I wouldn’t be shocked to see Paul Pogba sit closer to the £5 mark at Real Madrid. However, the truth is that I don’t think his media presence will just vanish.
Premium Priced players are most likely to be effected with transfers away from the Premier League. This is due to the unknown future dividend potential, as traders don’t know for certain if the media will still report on players that are abroad.
What we do know is that the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi do achieve sufficient Media Buzz attention, although it must also be said that Cristiano Ronaldo’s Media Attention has dipped substantially since playing for Juventus.
If you’re a new trader, it’s probably better to avoid your first few transfer windows, as they can be quite volatile.
A highlight of the Summer Promotions on Football Index
Injured players can give you bad headaches on Football Index.
Let’s take a look at the £500 Risk Free Trading promotion which Football Index run. Is this a good promotion?
What drives player pricing on Football Index?
This is the Update on the Share Split news. We now have a confirmed date for the share split
Is it worthwhile to build a Portfolio of Youth Players?
When trying to establish a successful portfolio, it’s important to build a portfolio which is capable of hitting all types of dividends.
There are players on the index which are:
- Great for Media Buzz, Poor for Performance Buzz (Paul Pogba being an example)
- Poor for Media Buzz, Great for Performance Buzz (Thiago Alcantara, Parejo & Kimmich)
- Poor for Media Buzz, Poor for Performance Buzz (Jadon Sancho, Gareth Bale, Isco).
If you hold any of the others, I apologise as I don’t mean to be picking on any players, it’s just that for the premium prices, you expect them to be proven dividend earners. Sancho has 2p dividends to his name and costs £8, but as he is a youth player I also added in Bale & Isco who are proven players. In his defence, Bale did mass some Media Buzz, but this was around a year ago when it was reported he may join Man Utd. Since then, he’s been a ghost.
I’m even left to justify my selections myself, as Pogba may only have a poor PB score due to being under the Mourinho regime…
The players which are top of the pile are players which are proven Performance Buzz winners & also able to claim regular Media Dividends. There aren’t many players however, so they do come at a premium price.
Players like this are Neymar, Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo.
Today, I plan on breaking Performance Buzz right down, establishing which club has proven to be the best since it began.
Picking a Player for Performance Buzz
The difficult thing about picking a Club for Performance Buzz, is that sometimes there are many players all capable of winning it.
Let’s take Man City for example, Kevin De Bruyne has won PB 7 times, David Silva has 6, Mahrez 4, Delph 2, Gundogan & Bernardo have won once.
Only Fernandinho has played for Man City in midfield and not won dividends.
This makes Man City a great club for Performance Buzz, but in order to find a great player, we could do with a dominant winner inside of a team.
Let’s take Lionel Messi as an example for Barcelona, there may be other options which I will look into later in the post.
For Barcelona, Lionel Messi has won dividends from Performance Buzz a massive 15 times, collecting 10 Best players with this.
The next best? Luis Suarez who has won 4 times, collecting just the one Star Player dividend award.
This shows that although a team can be dominant, it doesn’t necessarily translate to being great for Performance Buzz.
Realistically, you would have to hold shares in all of the Man City players if you wanted to enhance your chances of dividends, however in the case of Barcelona, Messi is winning 4 times compared to Suarez winning once, so it’s a lot more predictable.
What do you think makes for the better Performance Buzz Club? Many players contributing, or a specific player dominating?
There can be a case for both…
Should I pick a single player who dominates?
Picking one player who dominates is the strategy I employ, however neither are wrong.
I hold Thiago Alcantara, Toni Kroos & Miralem Pjanic as my super midfielders, although there are certainly options which have earnt more PB, such as Parejo, Banega etc.
There is also a case to add James Rodriguez to this list, but I haven’t seen him complete 90 minutes of football for a long, long time.
You will certainly win more in the long run when choosing the dominant players, as they tend to be the driving force for their clubs.
However, the shortfalls of this strategy are a cause for concern. Although your player should win PB most of the time, there will be times which he doesn’t.
Using Bayern Munich as the example, you would expect for Thiago/James to win for their club. However, there have been 9 separate winners for the midfielder category alone!
Goretzka, Tolisso, Ribery, Robben, Coman, Gnabry & Martinez have all earned dividends.
Injuries also play a part in this strategy, if your player gets injured you’ll be left either selling at a loss, or earning no dividends for the foreseeable future.
Should I spread shares between a good PB club?
If you want to earn dividends little but often, this is the ‘Go to’ strategy.
Picking a handful of players for dominant PB clubs will give you the best chance of earning dividends, as if they are a good Performance Buzz scoring team, they should earn you dividends when they play.
You will need to spread your cash out pretty thinly though, so don’t expect to become rich overnight with dividends.
I do not use this strategy, but there really is no right or wrong answer.
The Law of Averages
When looking at Performance Buzz, statistics really are your best friend.
When I started building my portfolio, I put a lot of players in my watch list who were world beaters on the pitch.
N’Golo Kante was one of these highlighted players. As he won the league with Leicester & Chelsea, was commended by the media for his performances throughout the 2 seasons, I thought that he would be the boss for Performance Buzz.
The reality? He has earnt £0.06 in Performance Buzz, he’s won once in sixty attempts. He’s just not a Performance Buzz player.
I got involved with stats, thanks to Noir, and have improved my game.
With stats, I compiled a list of players who had the best averages. It wasn’t a shock to see some of the Premium Priced players topped this list (You get what you pay for).
I decided that in the long term, picking players with the highest averages would be my best bet. This was & is no guarantee that they would win every time, but in the long run they WILL be the best performers.
It’s safe to say this has paid off to an extent. Neymar and Messi have the highest averages (165 & 145 retrospectively), so it’s no surprise to see them as the top earners in the Performance Buzz standings.[table “3” not found /]
Which Clubs are best for Performance Buzz?
Using the last 18 months of data, we have came ot the conclusion that the best club for performance buzz is in fact Manchester City.
Showing an impressive 102.3 per game average, they sit top of the charts.
There isn’t much between the Top 5 Clubs though, with just over 10 difference (Although over the course of a season this would prove to be the difference.
It’s worth noting that these clubs aren’t always competing with each other for PB, as Barcelona do play on Sundays quite often.
If you build a portfolio with these clubs in mind, you will be well on the way to success.
For comparison: Man Utd achieved an average score of 75, with Watford averaging around 45.
Cardiff City were sitting at the bottom, with an average of 34.
Not going to be winning much PB with that!
It’s down to you to pick the strategy which works best.
If you are picking players from the best performing clubs, you will definitely earn some dividends along the way.
With the Share Split imminent, a key bit of advice would be don’t be put off by the high prices, the Index seems to only be going one way at present!
Last week, Goal & Assists were announced via a Market Update. Tonight, we have been given a second market update, out of the blue.
FI have given us an update, without hyping it as the greatest news in the world etc.
We are in the trial period for this new dividend. Lots of traders aren’t huge fans of it, but this is mainly down to the fact that long term holds would not qualify for this dividend.
Share split talk is genuine & may occur at some point.
Defenders are booming, read this post to find out why.
Is a Share Split on the cards?
Are Trackers still worth it?
Memphis Depay has proven himself amongst the very best on Football Index, only Ronaldo and Messi are the forwards who have performed better.
Mohamed Salah has returned to the Premier League and Torn it up!
In the lead up to the World Cup, I thought it would be a great time to compare some footballers. I try to stick to similar types of players, similar valued etc wherever possible, as it’s pointless comparing Cristiano Ronaldo to Danny Welbeck!
Today, I have decided to compare; Antoine Griezmann, Paulo Dybala & Timo Werner.
They are considerably young, have the potential to be the next group of Elite players… and they all have plenty of Transfer Rumours waiting.
Positives about Antoine Griezmann:
- He definitely has the potential to become a ‘media man’. Much like Paul Pogba, he likes to cause up a bit of a stir, whether it be on the pitch, or on Social Media. From the small things such as having his own celebration, to the more serious things such as painting himself black and dressing as a basketball player… he certainly knows how to get his name in the papers.
- Griezmann has quite a future ahead of him. He has the Europa League final, World Cup with France, and a potential future transfer looming, meaning he will earn a mega contract.
- There is an £88m release clause in his contract, which is good for any clubs that want to purchase him. It’s relatively cheap in today’s money, comparing £166m for Kylian Mbappe or Ousmane Dembele for £130m.
- Although he’s most probably set to sign for Barcelona, there is a small chance that he could move to the Premier League, Man City, Man Utd & Liverpool have all been linked.
- He has dropped in price recently, currently priced at £4.99, compared to his price of £6.23 last month.
- In his current team, Atletico Madrid, they are set up to play very defensively. It’s something Diego Simeone is well known for. Griezmann has won Buzz dividends inside this team, so if he was allowed to play for expressively in a better overall team, like Barcelona, his scores should increase.
- Following from the above, Lionel Messi is not getting any younger, in the long term Griezmann will be the successor to Messi.
Negatives about Griezmann
- If Griezmann signs for Barcelona, he won’t be first choice for free-kicks or penalties in the short term, as Lionel Messi is the man who has full control!
- Although Griezmann is a brilliant player, playing alongside Lionel Messi causes its own problem! Only one player can win Top Forward! With him currently playing at Atletico Madrid, there will be some weeks where they play on a different day to Barcelona, bringing in additional potential dividends. Playing in the same team will potentially affect dividend returns… for both players!
- There is potential for a price drop in Griezmann, however, he has already dropped under £5, I think this is down to the news that he has held secret meetings with the Barcelona President. I can’t see his price dropping much more, as I see him as the ideal Lionel Messi replacement.
Positives about Dybala:
- Dybala has put in some great performances for Juventus, earning multiple dividend returns. He’s not a guaranteed winner every week, but he is the main player for Juventus.
- Dybala operates just behind the main striker. This means he will be on the ball more, providing passes, assists and dribble points, but also often scoring goals.
- He is currently playing in quite an easy league. Leagues such as Serie A and Ligue 1 have some weak opposition, whereas in the Premier League, 20th place can beat 1st place!
- He is still developing, he’s currently a great player but he has the potential to become even better.
Negatives about Dybala
- His nationality! Argentina undoubtedly have a fantastic forward line, Di Maria, Aguero, Icardi, Lautaro, Pavon, Lionel Messi, Higuain & Dybala. The main problem here is that Dybala is far from guaranteed a place in the squad.
- Argentina don’t compete well as a team. Argentina don’t have a world class defence/midfield, meaning they often crash out of tournaments during the early stages. This limits his chances of earning any World Cup dividends, if he was to get a starting spot in the team.
- Premier League links. Normally, it would be ideal for a Top Player to be linked to the Premier League, but Dybala isn’t a player which generates Media Buzz (at present), so playing in a tougher league would be a negative thing for him. The Serie A is significantly easier league than others in Europe.
Positives about Timo Werner
- He is an up and coming prospect for Club & Country. There aren’t many German Natural Strikers to choose from now, so I believe Werner will walk into the World Cup Squad with ease.
- Transfer links. It’s widely known that Klopp is a big fan of Timo. It won’t be long before he has to move clubs, as I don’t believe RB Leipzig will match his ambitions.
- He’s young. At 22, he has emerged as a target for the Premier League. The best thing about this is that he’s not yet reached his peak, so the best is yet to come!
Negatives about Werner
- Werner has a serious health risk. It’s not career ending, but Werner has been Subbed off during big games due to a pain he has with his ears. He suffers from Tinnitus, which isn’t 100% curable. It seems to be during big games where the fans are extra rowdy! We will have to see if this affects him during the World Cup!
- He has promised to stay with Leipzig for another season. Unfortunately this does reduce his value, as Leipzig aren’t a top team in the Bundesliga. This reduces their chances of winning Performance Buzz.
- He’s an old-school finisher. The problem with ‘Finishers’ is that the Performance Buzz scores do not ‘suit’ them as much as a forward such as Messi, Depay or Griezmann, who can dribble past 4 or 5 players before scoring a goal.
- It will take some work for Werner to become a Media Buzz man. Currently , this is dominated by personalities like Pogba, Neymar etc. However, Salah has shown this season that playing well can earn you media buzz. My only concern is that he would get limited Media Coverage playing for Leipzig.
This post is far from a Lemonade Stand. I actually hold all of the above.
I believe these three players have the potential to be the next generation of top players, when Ronaldo and Messi aren’t on the scene. Neymar will always be king of the Index, but I compared these three as they are similar prices.
Griezmann and Dybala probably have more future prospects, as they have the personality of Media Buzz men.
Dividend Returns so far this season:
Griezmann – £0.41
Dybala – £0.61
My views over the fire-sale of eliminated players.
World Class Forward Paulo Dybala has a serious problem on his hands. The Argentina Coach doesn’t know how to utilise him as he plays so similar to Messi, there are many reports he won’t be going to the World Cup.