Poor Performance Buzz
When starting your journey on Football Index, you will be full of excitement as you are about to build your portfolio. This is a great day as you begin to journey, but you need to be aware that if you want a portfolio that will be able to earn profit in multiple ways, you will need a diverse portfolio with good value players, which attract the media attention & also achieve high scoring performance in games.
Today we will discuss low scoring performance buzz players, which you should avoid adding into your portfolio.
Predicting a Performance Buzz Winner
It’s not possible to correctly predict which player will win the Performance Buzz dividends week in, week out. There are several factors for this:
- A certain footballer could have the game of his life, where he achieves a really high score, winning the buzz dividends.
- You can have the best player in the world, but it doesn’t mean that they are guaranteed to play well.
- The player may get injured or suspended.
Due to the above reasons, it means we cannot guarantee that we will win performance buzz, however, we can tailor a portfolio to ‘suit’ performance buzz players. More so, we can see which players to avoid!
Who Should I Avoid & Why?
Benteke is my top player to avoid this season. In fact, avoid him forever!
He had one good season at Aston Villa, but from there he has deteriorated to Crystal Palace after failing miserably at Liverpool. Soon, he will be joining Aston Villa, playing in the championship!
His Key Stats, or lack of stats in this case are:
- 6 Appearances
- 0 Goals
- 3 Yellow Cards, high for a forward
- Average of 1 shot per game
- Passing Success of 54%
It’s a definite no-go, if you are thinking of investing in Benteke. However, the stats can seem skewed as Crystal Palace have been playing extremely poor & already have their second manager in Roy Hodgson. If Benteke isn’t getting the service, I suppose he can’t score!
Benteke has actually achieved negative scores so far in his Performance Buzz total scores. It doesn’t bode well.
He’s trading at 70p at this moment, which makes players such as Javier Hernandez absolute goldmines in comparison!
Javier is 6p more expensive at this moment, however;
- 7 Appearances
- 3 Goals (for some reason Bilic has played him from the wing positions too!)
- Average of 2 Shots per game
- 72% Pass Completion
- 1 Man of the Match award.
If you are investing, you need to look at competing players such as chicharito, he may command a slightly higher price, but you get what you pay for on Football Index!
This one will split opinions, I’ll be honest I even thought twice before adding Michy to the avoid list. The Truth? I believe Batshuayi will tear up Premier League defences in the future. IN THE FUTURE. Currently, there is very slim chance of Michy breaking into the Chelsea first team. Conte, being a classic old school Italian, doesn’t play two up front.
This limits his chances to sub appearances, or hoping Morata gets injured. Either way, his appearances will be limited, which drastically reduces his chance of winning performance buzz. It would take a miracle for Michy to win Performance Buzz as a substitute.
He’s not a bad player, I’m sure his goal to game ratio is good as he rarely gets minutes!
His Key Stats:
- 4 Appearances, 3 of these as Sub.
- 0 Goals
- Average of half a shot per game
- Passing Success of 67.8%
He’s got the potential to be a great player, but Chelsea have made this mistake before. Cast your mind back to 2011-2012 season, Chelsea has Torres, Drogba & Sturridge all competing for one position up front. Cue the eventual transfer of Romelu Lukaku, who was surplus to requirements. The same player which broke the £75m mark just two months ago.
Michy may find himself in a similar position, after all, Chelsea are the masters of signing players with potential and loaning them out before selling. Kevin De Bruyne, Schurrle, Mo Salah, Lukaku, Sturridge, Mata, David Luiz. A fantastic 7 a side team!
My alternative to Batshuayi here would be the rebel in Mario Balotelli. Currently trading at 28p cheaper, here are his stats;
- 4 Appearances
- 5 Goals
- Average of 4 Shots per game
- 67.8% Pass Completion
There are quite a few benefits to choosing Mario here.
Yes, I will admit, you aren’t buying ‘potential’ in Balotelli, as he has been and gone in terms of big clubs. However, he has been focused recently, stating that he wants to get his career back on track. Maybe he has ran out of money from setting fireworks off in his bathroom?
Balotelli plays in quite a poor league, he is the main man for OGC Nice, meaning everything passes through him. He gets the first dibs at free kicks, penalties & spearheads the attack as a sole forward. This combination puts him as a great potential Performance Buzz winner.
At £0.82, he isn’t a ‘steal’, but he offers better value than Batshuayi & has more chance of obtaining performance buzz scores. Remember, due to his price being so low, his Return on Investment if he gets a dividend is a lot higher, so it makes it a better investment.
Also, It’s Balotelli we are talking about. It won’t take much for the Media to produce a story about him, they love him!
How can I avoid a Poor Choice?
There are quite a few players which only just ‘missed the cut’ for this blog. A big part of becoming a successful trader is knowing which players to avoid, which I will help you with.
Remember, I can’t guarantee that the players won’t win Buzz dividends, but I certainly can’t see Benteke doing much unless it’s a single day and he’s the only striker! He is the perfect example of who to avoid.
When assessing a player, you will need to consider;
- The Team that he plays for. If you are looking at a player who will be fighting for relegation, this will drastically cut your chances of obtaining a performance buzz payout. This is based on the idea that the team won’t win many games, the players won’t score many goals & the player has less chance of winning a man of the match award. Avoid Strikers in relegation battling teams. Benteke, Joshua King, Wilfried Bony.
- The type of striker that he is. Is your player an engine, who likes to be involved in the build up play, before slotting in the game winning goal? This type of striker will rack up many points, as they are so involved. However, a striker such as Andy Carroll, Giroud or even Sturridge has less chance of performance buzz scores, as their role is to poach and finish the chances their teammates create.
- Competition, in 2 ways. You need to be wary of players that will be competing for spaces in the first team. A prime example of this would be Martial/Rashford. At this current time, you couldn’t tell which player will start and which will be the impact sub, which reduces both players chances at getting performance buzz long term. You also have to monitor which players are eligible to compete for buzz dividends on certain days. Monaco are a good example here as they play a large number of games on a Friday, meaning there is reduced competition. If your player plays mostly on Saturdays, you have a slightly reduced chance of winning Buzz payouts as there is larger pool of players eligible.
I hope you have found this information useful, I will be adding full analysis soon into the worst performing players. If you can avoid relegation battling players, along with teams who don’t keep possession of the ball, you will narrow down your potential choice of players to buy.
Profiting long term is the main goal on Football Index, we don’t do this just for fun!
You have to be clever and find the players with the best chance of getting performance buzz for the cheapest price possible. Lionel Messi is a super footballer, who should win a good amount of dividends during the season. However, It costs £850 to earn a potential £8 payout, which isn’t good Return on Investment!
I prefer the method of finding cheaper players, Balotelli a great example, he could land a performance buzz dividend and that’s a much larger R.O.I
If you have any examples of players you would like analysis of, leave a comment or Tweet me!
Can I invest in just Messi and Ronaldo?
You can certainly invest in whoever you like!
However, the reason for this article is to tell you who to avoid.
Be aware that investing in Messi & Ronaldo will be a long term investment, as the players prices are so high that the 2% commission would destroy your bankroll. Short term, they probably won’t move so much that you can make profit by flipping. The current fee for 2% on Messi is £17, based on 100 Shares.
As Messi and Ronaldo are now 31 & 32, you have to be cautious adopting the Long term approach.
Do I need a portfolio for Performance Buzz?
Definitely not! Performance Buzz is just one way to make money on Football Index.
You can trade as normal, buying low and selling high to keep you bank manager happy.
Alternatively, you can gear your portfolio to a Media Buzz style, this has been classed as being more predictable as usually the same players are in the newspapers! However, the players for media buzz do carry a higher premium.
Another way to profit would be to as a long term investment. Football Index is still relatively new, long term they should achieve many more customers, meaning your buys at £2-£3 would now be bumped up to around £4-5!
Whatever method you decide, stick with Football Index Analysis and we will help you along the way.
Can a player win Media and performance buzz?
Indeed, if a player from your portfolio has a fantastic game, the media will be creating lots of stories, so you have every chance of winning both Performance Buzz and Media buzz dividends. The best case scenario would be winning the Star Player, Top position & media dividends, bringing a payout of around 20p a share!