The Media Buzz Secret
Well, I have over-sold this as a secret. It’s more so a tip to take you from a beginner, to a dividend reaping, profitable holder on Football Index.
The reason I say ‘Holder’ as opposed to ‘Trader’, is that the Aim for Media Buzz is just to Hold, hold, hold & reap those Media based rewards.
It might seem a boring tactic, but I will accept a self sufficient strategy, especially when the returns are very almost guaranteeable on a daily basis.
The secret I am referring to is picking the right sort of players. As you will see from the below image, the highest dividend earners appear to be majority based in the English Premier League.
Not only this, they’re the attacking players, for the best sides.
I’ve tried to keep it fair by not putting attackers in goal etc, but there really is only 2 defensive options that penetrate the Top 20 of the Media Buzz standings.
Luke Shaw just misses out, with £0.45 of Media Buzz. With Mourinho gone, this probably won’t increase much further, as the Buzz he earnt was due to a feud with the Portugese Manager.
Alisson has earnt the most Media Buzz of any goalkeeper.
This ones quite the anomaly as traders pushed to get him into the Top 200 for him to earn buzz, as he wasn’t in the Top 200 originally, he wasn’t eligible for Buzz.
Nevertheless, he has won buzz and is our #1 choice in goal.
He’s no longer eligible for Media Buzz, so this won’t be increasing anytime soon.
Harry Maguire is another Victim of the Manchester United transfer speculation buzz, which tends to bring in Buzz after Buzz.
Maguire was linked to United after a successful World Cup, him and his Slab Head was seen as one of the OverPerforming heroes for England, so the combination of these was a Journalists joy.
With £0.51 in dividends, he is our ONLY defender to make it on the list.
We all knew Sanchez was going to win Media Buzz throughout the season as soon as he announced he wanted to leave Arsenal.
It looked as though Man City were the only ones in the running for him, until Man Utd stormed in with an offer.
This caused increased Media Attention, leading to Sanchez having earnt £2.35 in total from Media Buzz.
It wasn’t all from the transfer saga however, he had patches at Arsenal of winning media buzz due to his prolific form.
The wonder boy of last season in the Premier League, Salah dominated the stats with 32 goals in 36 games.
His form for Liverpool led them to a Champions League Final, aswell as finishing very strong in the league.
His form dipped during the start of the 18/19 season, but he’s brought that back with 10 goals in 17 appearances so far.
He was an unlikely buzz winner, but ended up as the 3rd highest all time dividend returned, with £3.69 returned so far.
It will be interesting to see his Media pull this year, as it does seem to have dipped so far.
The season is a long one however, and Liverpool are playing better than they ever have.
Mesut Ozil has also received quite a bit of Media Attention, but it’s not all been positive.
Lots of his stories have surfaced for his poor form, for both Germany & Arsenal FC.
He also considered leaving Arsenal, but I’m not too sure many clubs were interested in his services, due to his current form… so he signed a Bumper deal to remain at Arsenal.
His total Media Buzz returns are £0.98, which isn’t too bad for a £3 player.
This man scores buzz for no apparent reason, he’s a ‘magnet’ if I have ever seen one.
I don’t actually hold Pogba, but i’m looking into his post-mourinho price and may be adding him to my portfolio.
Pogba has actually frustrated me a few times, I once recall he won Media Buzz and caused me to lose out… he was getting Buzz points because it was being reported that he had changed his hair style.
It’s both pathetic & amazing at the same time!
He has had Buzz for his Juventus > Man Utd transfer, hairstyles, his 50 second penalty run up, rifts with Jose Mourinho, and so on.
His total media buzz earnings are £4.19, which is still good yield for a £12 player, however, it depends on his media buzz without The Special One.
Neymar is up there with Ronaldo & Messi, as the ‘best in class’.
He’s arguably the 3rd best player in the world, but I would say that by the end of this season he will be second in line to Messi, with Ronaldo’s natural decline (he’s ageing).
Neymar represents a football player who has the largest transfer fee ever, for this he will constantly in the eye of the media.
Also, since he has joined PSG, there have been constant links with Barcelona, Real Madrid & even the Premier League!
We have no idea where he’s going to end up, if he even decides to move.
He has confirmed he wants to win the Ballon D’or, but I can’t see him winning this with PSG. I may be wrong, but half of the season is playing against really poor opposition, and this won’t be looked on favourably.
Even so, he has earnt £2.81 in dividends.
Raheem Sterling receives lots of criticism, which converts nicely into Media Buzz.
He’s not always in the eye of the Media, but he has runs where he may be in the Top 3 for a whole week.
His Media pull increased when he left Liverpool, joining Man City.
Since then Pep has been working his magic with Raheem, and he does seem to be improving.
In terms of Media Buzz, he has earnt £0.62, which isn’t bad really as he was £4 for quite a long period of time.
Eden Hazard is seen as one of the best players in the world.
He looks like he would be a ‘Real Madrid player’, but has been very coy in the media.
I think his lack of dedication to Chelsea, or admission that he would love to play for Real is what’s keeping his Media attention on the boil, as he could explode at any point.
It would take more than £100m to move Eden on, so this would definitely be a talking point for the journalists.
He’s earnt £1.82 of Media Buzz dividends, with this only likely to increase.
**Note, like Coutinho, it’s worth seeing if the journalists even acknowledge him if he goes to Spain, as Philippe hasn’t earnt Buzz since his transfer to Barcelona.
Lionel Messi is a Top 3 hold for Media Buzz.
He earns buzz throughout the year, for putting on quality performances in the league, Champions League etc.
Not only this, there are always comparisons between Maradona, Pele etc, which create more stories.
Annually, he is also considered for the Ballon D’or, which is a journalists dream.
I cant think of any specific things that come to mind for his Buzz, he just acquires stories, most days.
He’s earnt £2.40 in Media Buzz dividends.
Although now he’s on the decline, Cristiano Ronaldo remains the MEDIA BUZZ KING.
He has earnt a whopping £4.53 in dividends, which is remarkable.
He gets the odd story about a transfer back ‘home’ to Man Utd, but just like Messi, these pair get stories for nothing really.
It’s a shame to have a player with huge media pull coming to the end of his career, but at the same time it’s something which may make Media Buzz easier!
The Media Buzz is definitely the easiest dividend you can decide to chase.
The same players tend to win Media Buzz, it’s rare that a new face will win this dividend, mainly due to transfer speculation etc most of the time.
It’s a perfect dividend for beginners to learn, and it’s better than Performance Buzz, although it comes at the cost of being less exciting really.