Media Buzz Winners Yesterday (14/7/19)



  • still waiting for daniel james and pogba dividends......



  • @MickTurbo I got Maguire and Neymar paid at usual time, first and second. Still waiting for the rest of my full house. As you suggest poor form from FI not giving any update.



  • Looks like FI has a case of the Mondays



  • @NewUser382165 said in Media Buzz Winners Yesterday (14/7/19):

    @MickTurbo and this doesn’t seem shit to anyone else?

    First, I share the frustration with everyone. Also waiting for Pogba and Griezmann dividends.

    I wanted to pickup on this comment though. I think FI are right to only count full names in the headline. Imagine common surnames 'Smith', 'Andersen', 'Kim' etc. Would be a nightmare filtering the eligible players. Brazilian players will always be an exception as their full names are so rarely used. I did see Jesus referred to recently as 'Gabriel' (singular) which is an interesting prospect...

    MB has always had critics. Myself included. I much prefer PB which uses reputable stats to determine winners but what is the alternative for the summer and non-PB days? Could you create a better MB system? Having someone manually filter stories would be timely and costly. Not the most appealing job description either!

    One option I wonder about is programming associated words to identify players from the headline/ article itself. Ie Tierney + {club = Celtic} in the same sentence, or Griezmann + {France} etc. It won't help the 'Mendy' problem though or all of the Traores so you can start to see the challenges FI face....

    I guess another option is to reduce the news outlets which qualify and create agreements with the top 5 European outlets so they feed their headlines, or meta data in an agreed format? Although probably not desirable to FI (wonder if they make any commission here from the media outlets for linking to stories?)

    Wildcard, lose MB altogether and make FI PB only by opening up to non-European Leagues. There can't be many non matchdays if you include Asia, South America, US, Russia etc. I wouldn't miss MB personally but i get that the rules have been decided.

    To be honest, I wouldn't worry too much. They will be paid in due course. Many of us have actually benefitted from incorrect payouts so you have be tolerant of the odd delay.



  • I really expected this to be fixed before tonight's payments are due. Maybe, hopefully, we will get all paid at same time tonight. I don't want this dragging on days!



  • @Sol said in Media Buzz Winners Yesterday (14/7/19):

    Just got home from work and still nothing here either. Not looking good for FI. My portfolio is set up for media bonus and if this continues, I will sell my shares. Not happy at all.

    See ya then



  • The fact that tonight's seem to have been paid ok make it pretty clear to me there is a bug when there are tied scores. Only surprise is that it would take them so long to fix.



  • @Metropolis I’d limit the outlets, by far the easiest way to do it! The amount of crap that gets filtered through and counts as news/headlines is ridiculous. True that we would have problems with traores/smiths but if another neymar comes along before our current one retires I bet they’ll change the system for that since he’s a big hitter. But as FI only has one Tierney in their system I think it’s shit that the mb doesn’t get applied to him. And reducing the amount of media outlets which qualify would also make it very easy for one man to filter all the new stories as they’re released. Just my suggestion though



  • @NewUser382165 Shit or not, full name is plain as day in the rules so we all know that. It's one of the reasons players like Neymar are so highly priced.



  • got anything guys? i got today's dividends but still missing for yesterday...



  • @Mr-Random-number If you had invested as much as I have, you would be irate also. Don’t be so ignorant. You probably haven’t any media dividend winning players in your portfolio and have invested in sub £1 players. If you’ve been diddled over £120 by your bank, wouldn’t you complain? No, you would stay with your bank wouldn’t you..



  • @Sol snap mate i have 10k worth in my portfolio and 100 shares in the likes of pogba neymar etc and only had maguire paid out like alot of ppl just hope they sort it out



  • @NewUser139915

    Nothing yet



  • I'm in the same boat only got divs for Magurie on the 14th



  • FI usually sort it. This is taking longer than normal, but they have always reached the right solution.

    Anybody threatening to pull a portfolio over less than 1% of divs in one player when their cap app as a whole is probably more than that during the time of the dispute is being a tad overdramatic, to be frank.



  • @kristiang85 agreed. I'm waiting for £6+ for Griezmann, but no way would I consider selling up and leaving because of it. "Cutting off your nose to spite your face" I think is the saying.



  • I've recieved divs from yesterday but still not from sunday. I assume everyone else has. I find that strange



  • @Old-Man said in Media Buzz Winners Yesterday (14/7/19):

    @kristiang85 agreed. I'm waiting for £6+ for Griezmann, but no way would I consider selling up and leaving because of it. "Cutting off your nose to spite your face" I think is the saying.

    Yep indeed. Or cutting off your Klose to spite your Fares, in our case ;)



  • @MickTurbo
    I got my neymar dividends just not my pogba ones. Fi will sort it, nothing to worry about 🤪



  • @Sol no, I’m not affected easily by a tiny things like this. I wouldn’t burst into the bank ranting and raving embarrassing myself. My strategy is patience as I’m a cool calm guy. Btw you have invested or placed your money on bets on a gambling site? My bets are doing fine as my portfolio value has gone up almost £1000 since July 1st with zero deposits.


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