This is the Update on the Share Split news. We now have a confirmed date for the share split
Who have the highest PB Scores to date?
Football Index have created a New Dividend Reward. Introducing: Goals and Assists Dividends
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.
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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.
A Brief explanation of the Market Update which occurred on the 17th October 2018.
Defenders are booming, read this post to find out why.
Usually, Juventus are the masters in defence, as Mourinho said in the previous game ‘Chiellini & Bonucci could teach defending at Harvard University’.
I did notice tactical mistakes by Massimo Allegri, who changed the formation when Juve were 1-0 up.
Juventus turned to three at the back, which was their way to counter Fellaini’s arrival. He was a menace, although i’m not personally keen on him, these are the games where he has an impact.
Im not sure why Cancelo didn’t start, but when Barzagli came on as a Right Back, Martial’s eyes lit up.
A Moment of brilliance from Mata meant that we were level, with 5 minutes to go.
We had lots of the ball, and continued to pressure.
With 2 minutes remaining, Ashley Young whipped in a nasty cross, causing Juve to panic.
Fellaini nodded the ball on, which deflected off Bonucci & Alex Sandro, before bouncing into the net.
This win keeps our champions league campaign on track, whereas a loss meant that Valencia was a must win.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Mourinho 1 – 0 Boo Boys”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Bournemouth 1 – 2 Man Utd”]Back to usual business, we were unable to start the game with any intensity.
The result? An early goal for Bournemouth.
Martial pegged one back before half time, then there was no action… until Rashford scuffed the ball into the net with what seemed to be the last kick of the game.
After a poor start, we played well, with good intensity and attacking intent.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Last Minute Madness”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Man Utd 2 – 1 Everton”]I enjoyed this performance, although it did get nervy after Sigurdsson clawed a goal back.
A strange Pogba penalty was missed, but he was very lucky to knock in the rebound.
A great goal by Martial proved decisive, not a perfect team performance but a good 3 points.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”£50m Down the Drain…”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Man Utd 0 – 1 Juventus”]Such a poor game.
We were outplayed all over the pitch, it was actually embarrassing at times, with Chiellini surging forward like he was Ronaldo!
The stats showed we had 40% possession, but i’m unsure how.
We got lucky that it wasn’t a proper pummelling here.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Old Lady 1 – 0 Old Trafford”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Chelsea 2 – 2 Man Utd”]A draw is probably the most fitting result. United played poor in the first half, looked as if they don’t practice defending set pieces at all & a little lethargic.
However, a bit of a Martial Masterclass saved us again. We went 2-1 up and it looked like we were going to hold on, until Chelsea whipped in a ball which the defence couldn’t handle.
We struggled all afternoon, if it weren’t for Morata being a poor overall player, we could’ve been embarrassed.
The second half was much more fun, Lukaku decided to move around!
Pogba was beast-like in the middle, nobody could knock him off the ball.
Juan Mata deserves a special mention, he managed to beat David Luiz to the ball, tapping it past him and overlapping him which initially gave us control of the ball.
I can’t lie, it feels like 2 points dropped. Before the game, I would’ve probably not been too disgruntled at a point…[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”An Entertaining Match!”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Man Utd 3 – 2 Newcastle”]Pre Game insight: It emerged the night before this game that Mourinho has lost his job at Man Utd, regardless of the result.
After 11 minutes, Man Utd were 2-0 down. It just wasn’t working. There seemed to be no effort from the players, and the half time whistle seemed too far away.
Newcastle were running riot, controlling the game.
If this was Jose’s last game, it was going down in flames.
After half time, United looked to have some urgency in their game, helped enormously by Fellaini’s introduction (Yes, you read correctly!). McTominay had a poor 1st half.
Mourinho was ever present on the touchline, showing pure passion & leadership.
An absolute top quality Free Kick by Mata silenced the Away end, who at this point sounded like the Home Team.
Less than 10 minutes later and Martial has shown why the Stretford End sing his song, he scored again!
Martial had proven his point, if only Sanchez could do the same? A big signing who hasn’t proved himself.
The game calmed down, before Sanchez of all players jumped the highest for a header, placing it neatly in the back of the net.
3-2 to Man Utd!
I’m trying not to get carried away, as when you step back and look at the whole picture, we were dominated for 50-60 minutes by a struggling team, without a win in the league.
BUT, this could well be a turning point.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2-0 Down to Tactical Masterclass?”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Man Utd 0 – 0 Valencia”]A frustrating night, one which maybe we should have won.
We didn’t really play well enough to win, that’s the issue.
Notably, Lukaku had a game to forget. He either needs a rest, or some fitness training! After watching him in the World Cup, I can definitely see that he has pace, so it must be a rest that he needs.
Alexis again didn’t do much, and there are rumours of a rift between the two.
We also got lucky with a few of Valencia’s Counter Attacks. Goncalo Guedes was a threat, but seemed to be trying too hard to score himself, he had a few chances to slip a teammate in.
The more I watch this United team, the more confused I get.
Is it the manager? Or is it the players?
Smalling, Jones, Rojo, Valencia, Darmian, Young should be nowhere near this lineup.
That is no disrespect, Valencia and co. have been great servants, but each year teams must strive to improve the squad.
Mourinho wasn’t happy at not getting 2 new centre backs in.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”90 Minutes of Nothing”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”West Ham 3 – 1 Man Utd”]Why are these results not a shock anymore?
I didn’t actually watch this game, the last few weeks of watching United have been a chore. The consistency in line-ups, incorrect positioning and so on.
I actually went to Alton Towers, but frequently checked my phone while waiting in the queues, as you do!
Watching it back, when I already knew the result was traumatic.
Key Flaw: McTominay in a back three, with Eric Bailly sitting on the bench.
First, Martial was the issue. Next, Pogba. Now, is it Eric Bailly?
One thing for sure is that it’s easier to replace the manager, than 11 outfield players.
Look at Jones & Smalling, none of the previous managers have been able to sack these off![/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”We made Mark Noble look Energetic…”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Man Utd 2 – 3 Derby (After Penalties)”]It’s now at the point where I’m not shocked if we drop points to lower opposition, so to lose to an energetic Derby team really wasn’t impossible.
Every person in the world just knew Phil Jones was going to miss his penalty.
To concede possession to a championship side was a worrying sight, if we can’t play against lower league opposition, how will we cope in the Champions League? or against the Top 4 Premier League sides.
I got a little excited when we beat Young Boys, but that’s now vanished. Is it the end of the season yet?[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”A great performance”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Man Utd 1 – 1 Wolves”]I had very little confidence going into this game, the performance matched my beliefs.
Alexis Sanchez is one of the worst things to happen to this club in the last 10 years.
Credit to Wolves, who fought throughout and deserved the draw.
Adama Traore selfishness probably cost them the win…[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Mourinho Moutinho”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Young Boys 0 – 3 Man Utd”]United were let loose tonight, with some excellent performances.
Dalot had a solid debut, it seems he is capable of whipping a decent cross in! Not to mention making your debut for United in the Champions League… Good stuff to come we hope!
Pogba has shown pure brilliance, which is kind of frustrating as we all know he has the potential, but consistency is required.
He had a part to play in all 3 goals, 2 goals and the assist to Martial, who also had a solid game.
Rashford, Lukaku, Martial is the ideal front 3, I said this before we signed Sanchez.
Would have much preferred Hirving Lozano, Gelson Martins to be signed and given the chance to develop into a star, instead of buying older, washed up stars.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Debut for Dalot”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Watford 1 – 2 Man Utd”]This was never going to be an easy game, with Watford making their greatest ever start to a Premier League campaign.
Fresh from beating Spurs, they were hungry for another giant-killing, but Man Utd stood strong to the task at hand.
Scoring 2 goals in 3 minutes (35-38), Lukaku & Smalling helped settle the nerves and meant that the half time break would be more relaxed.
Slightly worryingly, we kind of reverted to the park the bus mentality, only attempting 1 single shot in the 2nd half.
Watford pulled a goal back & in the dying minutes, Matic sacrificed himself for the team by taking a Red Card to stop Watford attack.
Not a perfect performance, but we got the job done.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Smalling Sinks the Hornets”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Burnley 0 – 2 Man Utd”]We couldn’t afford to lose this, it would have been one of our worst starts to a Premier League campaign had we done so.
Lukaku scored 2, but could’ve potentially had 4! Sanchez shown glimpses of what he can do, with fantastic pressing onto the opposition.
Pogba had a good game, but the Zaza penalty tarnished his overall performance.
Luke Shaw impressed AGAIN. I’m so glad he’s turning up this season, let’s hope he can keep it up.
Notes: Overall, our game was strong. It seems that Mourinho is adjusting his play style, after the first goal there was no bus parked. United looked hungry, looked to score.
Fellaini had a brilliant game, Fred was rightly dropped by Mourinho.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Clinical Again…”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Spurs 3-0 Man Utd”]I’m honestly not shocked by this final score. I expected to lose, which is pretty upsetting that it’s got to this stage.
There were many positives in this performance, which I just didn’t expect!
We showed energy, getting forward whenever possible.
Luke Shaw again was fantastic, at points I feel like we could’ve won the game apart from poor finishing by Romelu Lukaku.
If he could’ve scored the opener when he ran around Lloris, we could well have parked the bus & earnt a cheeky 1-0 win.
Poor result overall, but a lot worse on paper than it actually was.
Tough job explaining that to the other teams fans though, haha![/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”A Day to Forget”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Pre Match Thoughts: VS Spurs”]Mondays game is a must win match. It’s the third game of the season, but it’s already a vital game.
Liverpool have made it 3 out of 3, with no goals conceded, but Wolves held Man City to a draw.
We need to keep up the pressure, to drop more points now would be a BIG psychological blow & our fanbase would be in shatters.
My ideal lineup consists of:
- Lindelof & Bailly were shocking against Brighton, so I don’t really think they’re up to the task of dealing with Kane & Co.
- Rashford & Martial on either wings needs to be tested. It’s most likely going to be one of these plus Sanchez, but his performances haven’t really warranted a guaranteed starting spot.
- Our Right Back area is a cause for concern. Valencia has been a great servant and a good player, but we should have elite playing level. Also, his fitness may be a concern.
- Shaw has had a good start to this campaign, he needs to start to continue his confidence.
- Matic, Pogba & Fred is untested as of yet, but individually they are solid.
- Lukaku, no backup for his position really.
Well this time it’s his agent, causing trouble with Paul Scholes (A true United legend).
Mino suggested that if Paul Pogba was to be sold, there would be no issue in finding him a new club.
Paul Pogba made matters worse, by suggesting he can’t say what he feels, in case he gets fined by United.
This scenario isn’t really ideal, our club captain isn’t behaving correctly.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”A Match made in hell”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Brighton 3 – 2 Man Utd”]Well, it looks like the implosion is about to start, meanwhile over the road Man City beat Huddersfield 6-1…
This was a difficult one to watch, there wasn’t a single player who performed to a ‘satisfactory’ level, with Eric Bailly & Ashley Young being the worst of a bad bunch.
I sympathise with Young, having been asked to play RB, which was probably out of his comfort zone.
Lukaku missed an early sitter, dragging it wide of the goal, which could’ve changed the afternoon.
Note; This same Brighton team played Watford last weekend, failing to get a single shot on target. Embarrasing.
THREE POINTS DROPPED.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Horrible Performance…”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Man Utd 2 – 1 Leicester City”]We got through it in the end!
Overall a satisfactory performance.
In the first 20 mins, we came out of the blocks fast, pressing with a high line.
I thought United had been taking a leaf out of Man City’s book, it almost looked that good during spells.
Star players were:
De gea (as always!) – Great save vs Maddison to help us keep the lead at Half time.
Luke Shaw – Deserved his goal (albeit touch of luck) after his horrific 2017 campaign. Should help him add confidence.
Paul Pogba – Untouchable at times, ran out of steam after 60 odd mins (he has had no pre season at all).
Not so Greats:
Alexis – Won the penalty, but that was his only real involvement in the game.
Fred – showed a fiery side, looked like a red card waiting to happen at times.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”3 Points!”][/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep line_style=”dotted”][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”2018-19 Season ^”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Pre Season”]Pre Season was far from fantastic.
With poor results & what seems to be a lack of team chemistry, I have to say it’s the least enthusiastic I have ever felt regarding MUFC.
1-1 Draw VS Club America
0-0 DRAW VS San Jose Earthquakes
1-1 DRAW VS AC Milan
4-1 LOSS vs Liverpool
2-1 WIN vs Real Madrid
1-0 LOSS vs Bayern Munich.
There’s always a section of fans (I have been guilty of this myself) stating that it’s simply pre-season, it doesn’t mean anything etc.
It DOES, you can read a lot into a teams chemistry, mentality & Play Style.
This pre-season was not progression, as a team we scored 4 goals.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”Pre Season ^”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Summer Transfer Window”]A Transfer window to forget, with Man Utd failing to add real quality to the team.
Dalot – It’s a bit of a Punt, I watched some YouTube clips on him but they only ever show the best bits…
Fred – Seems to be a great playmaker, but in a league potentially worse than the Scottish one…
I’m not even justifying Lee Grant as a signing.
Meanwhile, Man City add Mahrez to their already strong team.
More worrying, Liverpool add Shaqiri, Keita, Fabinho & Alisson.[/icon_timeline_item][/icon_timeline]
Is a Share Split on the cards?