The only time I feel ‘gutted’ on the Index, is when I see my player post a score which could see him win Star Man, only to be pipped to the post (in racing terms!) and finish 2nd to another player, thus earning no dividends.
I’ve done it too many times, logged in, saw Messi at 170 points without a GWG, 60 minutes in. I thought to myself, sorted! That’s Star Man in the bag.
Only, when i log back into the index a little later, a player from the Bundesliga has bagged a hat trick, snatching the Match Day Dividends away from the grasps of my player.
It’s not only Performance Buzz, I often check Media Buzz & see that my player is top, only to log in, the morning after and see that another player had 1 story just before midnight, snatching MY buzz!
The hardest thing to take with Media Buzz also, is the fact that the ‘newest’ story counts, meaning if scores are tied, the player with the most recent story will earn dividends.
Today’s post however, focuses solely on Match Day Dividends (Performance Buzz).
Who is the unluckiest player on the index?!
Background behind the Unlucky one:
Games Played: 28
Scores over 150 points: 5
Scores over 175 points: 3
This player scores a whopping 268 points in a 2-0 win vs Brighton & Hove Albion. He also racked up 187 in a 2-1 win vs Newcastle United. 185 points vs Fulham, in a 3-0 win.
This player hasn’t won any dividends, despite 3 scores which could win Star Man.
Announcing: Raheem Sterling.
I have classed him as the unluckiest player mainly due to his 268 score, that’s heartbreaking for any holders.
There are other examples of unluckiness, such as not winning as many dividends as the stats average to.
Toni Kroos has scored >175 on 9 occasions, yet only earnt £0.24 in dividends.
Daniel Parejo has scored >175 just 4 times, but earnt £0.50 in dividends.
Ever Banega has scored >175 on 6 occassions, but earnt £0.48 in dividends.
The above would tell you that Kroos should really be closer to the £0.50 mark, if not beyond it, so holders of Toni will be feeling a slight hint of misfortune.
However, Real Madrid haven’t really been on form this season, performing quite poor overall. His dividend yield may increase when Real Madrid start dominating again, as his +18 points for the win, and multiple assist bonuses will only add to his value.
Disclaimer: I hold 500 Toni Kroos shares, but these stats are backed by Index Gain, not my need to sell Lemons! Ha!