Media buzz

  • The headline from the Grauniad, well the one credited to Neymar has it spelt as Firmiho (although reading the article it has it spelt correctly)

  • @Fletch said in Media buzz:

    If you have done your research correctly you should know how everything works in advance of investing significant amounts and therefore would purchase players on how FI works not how you want it to work. Players existing values are based upon how the system works if you changed it you would destroy the value people have built up.


    People need to engage brains. We are here to make money that's more important than a 'fair system', the more quirks the better because it means if you know about them you can make money over people who don't.

  • @Fletch I didn't say I didn't understand it, I do. But that doesn't mean it isn't a shoddy job. If you're trying to grow a professional business and earn people trust you need to get things right.

    I'd be surprised if things like this didn't put investors off

  • Agree that it's better in this case to just play by the rules and profit from them than moan about changing them to what you would prefer and massively disrupt market value. Also it's not really FI's fault that Neymar's name is Neymar.

  • @Indexical - On the back of his shirt it says Neymar Junior?

  • @TheSleepingGiant
    Fair enough. Don't think he'd get much MB if he needed that on headlines though !

  • I suppose what is consistent is that they get MB for the name on their FI profile

  • @Indexical Vinicius Junior?

    I saw a headline with just Vinicius a little while back and he didn't get credit. Just the way FI list the two players unfortunately even though both are Jr's!!!

    I own both players, you just gotta play the system people!

  • @TheSleepingGiant
    Well yes I agree. The more research you do on working out how the system works the more you can profit , which seems fair enough.

  • If they sorted the quirks out. You would get more growth with other players at a cheaper future price than £10-13 pound and yes some players could loses value but the money's never really yours till you sell the player anyway and if your a good investor you'll know when to sell and buy

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  • It's not a quirk tho it's a working system. It wouldn't work if it was just Surnames that needed to be in the title as it wouldn't be unique. I'm pretty sure there is more than 1 Dembele in the top 200 at the moment for example...

  • But it's not a working system ... If FI are hiring then they should hire an auditor simple. Can you imagine if media started calling Paul pogba ... Pogga and it wasn't recognised on buzz and the value started dropping on him.

  • @D.R.Allenballs

    No offence but FI has grown and grown since day 1 and there seems to be very few people complaining - no system is perfect especially something as subjective as media buzz - you could also complain about the different publications that are not included or who chooses the value of each bit of media - 20/40/50/80/100/140 points.

    However because it is not black and white and because it is subjective means a little skill, research and understanding to profit from it just like any financial market does.

    Your example of Pogba backs the argument that you cannot change it now as people have invested money based around how the rules and system currently work!

  • It surprises me how many people join FI and invest money, without reading the rules first. Then come on here and seemed shocked when obvious things happen.

    There are reasons why Neymar costs £13 and Firmino is £4.

    Just like there are reasons why Alisson is £3 and De Gea is £1.

    Do your research first.

  • Neymar is worlds most expensive player scores loads hits headlines for good and really bizarre reasons

    Firmino would be around £5 if it wasn't for resent form but going on the media he is fairly quiet ... Doesn't help that when he does hit headlines it doesn't count

    Allison is new to premier league had a big transfer plays in a team that's needed a good keeper for a while. Hits good pb and resently gained £1 by making the worse mistake I've witnessed this season so far

    David dea gea plays in a team that plays really boring football. transfer wise he's going real mardrid .... Ooooo wait no he isn't ... For how many seasons have we heard that one boring to write about

    I never said I hadn't researched and I'm doing well on here. I'm just saying if a player hits headlines it should be recognised. Especially if the other player in the headline has

  • Anyone know how this is going to work with Adama (Traore) - the Wolves player? Currently a single name 'Adama' but the press refer to him as Adama Traore but the full name is taken by another player.

  • @mike778 mistakes like u just made cost media buzz haha Neymar not Naymar

  • @metropolis Don't know for sure but I guess it will be the same as "Marcelo" - any headline in a qualifying RSS feed that says "Adama" or "Adama Traore" (as the latter still includes his FI name) will be credited to him, then if it's actually about the other Adama Traore will be removed from the Wolves player's score.

  • Think the whole system is flawed myself but then by ensuring you have shares in Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, Pogba etc you should never miss out on a media day dividend as one of those usually scores in the top three.

    I get why people complain but if we all just just pick the players who win everytime then surely that would be more beneficial than picking someone who's not likely to win it???

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