Having spent the summer tussling with media prospects and the crazy world of transfer news, we moved into the new season with some ground breaking news from Football Index.
Firstly, the news of IPD’s and match day dividends being awarded for all Euro 2020 qualifiers and the finals next summer!
This effectively increases the number of opportunities to win match day dividends for match day players – and less opportunity for media players who would normally influence a small pool of players. What would have been an international break dominated by media days, we now have match days in between so this should make those boring breaks much more fun – *cough* *cough* tell a FPL friend *cough* *cough*
Secondly a new matrix to content with…..and boy, the new events have certainly given an extra oomph for those who already perform quite well on the index.
Here at IndexGain, on the launch of the new matrix, released a new report called BuzzMatrix, which takes last seasons matches and puts them through the new matrix to identify which players would have benefitted the most.
Now that we have a few games under out belt, we can certainly see that the likes of Joan Jordan, Brozovic, Maddison, Depay, Suso and Pjanic have certainly been given a boost as BuzzMatrix shows.
We’re still yet to see how Messi, Neymar, Savanier and Eden Hazard fair so September should be an even more interesting month with Euro quals and Champs League and Europa kicking off.
Anyway, back to August….let’s take a look at some quick BuzzBot reports to see who earned the most dividends, climbed the most in price, fell in price the most and who could be emerging as high flyers this season.
Top dividend earners
The Neymar transfer saga dominated most of the summer, in August, Neymar earned 31p in dividends per share.
Harry Maguire and Pogba both benefitted from transfer news also – earning 21p and 20p respectively.
In terms of match day dividends, only one stand out player and that’s KDB. The new matrix is really benefitting him winning PB twice in once month.
Teemu Pukki just makes the top 10 after his hat trick performance taking top forward dividends on a treble match day.
NOTE: Use the BuzzBot command /igdivs followed by the date range you want to view.
KDB has already achieved 2 scores over 200 and has an average of 207!!! *eyes*. Here’s a look at his BuzzBot player info report on Slack. Note the easy fixtures coming up also which doesn’t include Belgiums games vs Scotland and San Marino. Don’t forget, match day dividends count for those too.
NOTE: To view player reports like this, type /igplayerinfo followed by the name of the player into Slack (premium members only)
Climbers from top 200
Osimhen has emerged out of nowhere as a leading striker for Lille who lost Pepe over the summer and is the player who has risen the most in August in % terms. He’s almost doubled in price since the start of the season – which was only 2.5 weeks ago.
Up next Mason Mount who has shot up in price by £1.57. Having bagged some early goals and on set pieces, he seems to have put the memories of Barkley on penalties in the summer to bed.
It has also been a good August for Paco Alcacer holders who has increased in price by 86.6% as well as earning 4p in IPD’s in August. He’s also in the Spain squad so expect more returns over September.
Serie A kicked off a bit later so the likes of Sensi and Brozovic saw some rises as hyped built for their single game day with Lecce.
Note: Type the BuzzBot command /igmoves_top200 Xd to see price moves over any time period on Slack. No joined IndexGain as a premium member, then check this out.
Fallers from top 200
On to the not so good news…and it’s mainly summer transfer casualties.
Dybala and Bruno transfers collapsing at the 11th hour caused a huge drop – Dybala is 28% down and Bruno 22% from Aug 1st to 31st Aug.
Laporte’s injury means he comes in at 3rd for the fallers with a brutal 12% drop. The list made up of under achievers or summer hype which has failed to live up to the expectations.
So, moving onto September, here at IndexGain we’re working hard to get all the BuzzBot commands and BuzzPro reports with 19/20 data and we’ve got some new reports coming soon which will blow your heads off if you love a bit of planning early. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, do check out our Knowledge Base which contains everything you need to know about Indexgain, BuzzBot and BuzzPro. Simply search for topics or keywords and you’ll get a raft of articles to read and learn from.
Good luck to all members and traders – hope September treats you well!.