Pogba, Hold or sell



  • Valid points I see where your coming from mate. For me Ronaldinho was one of the greats and he produced when it mattered. Seeing him grow up compared too neymar. I’m not quite sure what neymar has actually done. I agree neymar is pb brilliant for PSG, he’s 27 and when I think what sterling has achieved in his career compared too neymar I don’t see much difference. Neither have internationally done much, sterling is 3 years younger. I disagree that guardiola will leave sometime soon, I’ve not seen him this content. He’s a manager who like a new challenge I agree but there is something going on at city. They’re hugely successful and he has the full backing from the owners, I don’t feel he had that at Barcelona and Bayern. The premier league is the best league in the world, he must enjoy it more because of the challenge. Every year a new challenger emerges, it’s unpredictable. Why would you want too leave a league that’s so exciting.



  • @LuaLua I disagree with that statement mainly due to the fact that the higher winning average of Midfielders against Forwards isn't relevant as a comparison. The scoring for performance is the same for forwards and midfielders and its no coincidence midfielders score higher. They score higher due to the fact they will see more of the ball ,get more tackles in and tap the ball around in midfield scoring points for completed passes. Under Mourinho Pogba would have scored highly as his tactics bored the ball to death in Midfield. A forward scores less due to being less likely to make as many tackles and making less passes. To compare them using the PB scoring when they play in different positions isn't going to be an accurate reflection. As your candlesticks show midfielders do score higher but its actually easier to score points especially if you add goals and assists which he and Hazard have similar strike rates this season. Hazard has 16 goals and Pogba 15, Hazard with 16 assists Pogba 11.
    This is the total PB rankings for when Hazard was classified as a Midfielder and his figures don't include this season where he has been an attacker. You will notice Kimmich as a Midfielder last season and parejo outscored both Pogba and Hazard with our guys returning the same in that position.

    /igdivs midfielders
    Dividend Rankings By Value
    01/08/2017 - 18/05/2019 | mid
    :moneybag: Total Dividends
    #1 : £2.26 : Paul Pogba (£7.59)
    #2 : £1.17 : Eden Hazard (£4.62)

    #3 : £0.54 : Mesut Ozil (£1.22)
    #4 : £0.54 : Philippe Coutinho (£2.00)
    Show more
    :soccer: Perfomance Dividends
    #1 : £0.50 : Daniel Parejo (£1.02)
    #2 : £0.40 : Joshua Kimmich (£2.39)
    #3 : £0.32 : Paul Pogba (£7.59)
    #4 : £0.32 : Thiago Alcántara (£1.81)
    #5 : £0.32 : Eden Hazard (£4.62)

    The prominent thing for me is the overwhelming amount of media dividends Pogba has raked in in that period and again Hazard has held his own considering his was accrued last season. So as much as the candles are useful for comparing averages for players in the same position they get skewed if you are trying to cross reference positions using them. So as for next season the competition between them will be interesting but I would still question the value in Pogba given he costs nearly £3 a share more.



  • @Earshavewalls said in Pogba, Hold or sell:

    I disagree with that statement mainly due to the fact that the higher winning average of Midfielders against Forwards isn't relevant as a comparison. The scoring for performance is the same for forwards and midfielders and its no coincidence midfielders score higher.

    I don't understand what you're trying to say. What statement are you disagreeing with?



  • @DavidMUFC1987 id argue this point tbh, Neymar as others have said is a PB beast and maybe not next season but at some point it feels like he will end up at Real, imagine the media madness and rise that would get. Also Pogba has the potentional to be the best midfielder in the world and for about a month it looked like he was back on track especially after Chelsea game (FA cup) but maybe fatigue (from world cup), alot of pressure and the fact Man U had something to lose rather than gain caught up with him a bit.

    Ole was also playing him alot higher up the pitch but due to injuries it meant he was pushed back again, something Ole said he had to do which hurt the team a bit and then clearly Pogba. I do agree on your points about Sterling and Sancho though especially if Sancho returned to PL at some point.



  • @LuaLua said in Pogba, Hold or sell:

    Midfielders have a slightly higher winning average so its tougher for pogba to win than hazard.

    Sorry yes this is the part I am in disagreement with! That's what I was rambling on about. But the short version is I don't think using the candlesticks to compare players in different positions isn't efficient enough and gives skewed results.



  • @Earshavewalls But it literally gives you every score and the yearly average. How can that be skewed?



  • It’s only my opinion lads. Goodnight god bless ✌🏼



  • As I said each position is scored the same so as a midfield player you will tackle more,pass more etc. The average score will be higher for a midfielder just by the nature of how it is scored and the position on the field. Just because the average score for a Midfielder is higher than an attacker /Fwd doesn't mean there is more competition and therefore harder. If you take pens as Pogba does and pass the ball around midfield for 90 mins you are gonna score well , throw in a few tackles make a few interceptions your getting upthere for PB. Meanwhile your attacker is rarely coming deep, rarely tackling and is relying on the midfielders for service. He scores his PB points with shots on target getting an assist and scoring goals. If your Rashford and been waiting 90 mins for the ball cos your midfield have been tippy tappying the ball back and forth racking up the points, breaking up the opponents attacks with point scoring tackles you aren't gonna score anywhere near the same points. To add insult to injury you get a last minute penalty and the midfielder steps up to score even more points. Midfielders such as Pogba score points far easier than Fwds under the current PB scoring system which is why the average Midfield PB scoresare higher.



  • @Earshavewalls Yes that is all correct. I think we're agreeing with each other.



  • @LuaLua Blimey ! Are we ! Something must have gone wrong there! Ah Well I was due a lie down anyway. Night!



  • So eh... Pulisic?



  • Pogba actually wins mb like its nothing. It's actually crazy.



  • @LuaLua said in Pogba, Hold or sell:

    Pogba actually wins mb like its nothing. It's actually crazy.

    It's a beautiful beautiful thing is what it is.



  • If real and barca buy a midfielder it would be all green lights on the pogba train wouldn't it?



  • 🚂💷💷💷💷Pogba💷💷💷💷💨💨



  • I am still relatively new joining in Feb, watching quietly and observing and absorbing as much as I could from the forum and the market movement. I jumped on pogba as he seemed to be the man on everyone's lips he then subsequently took a nose dive. So.... as any new trader I instantly sold 🙄 he then picked up a bit and I thought wow hang on I've made a mistake and bought some more, then guess what he dropped quite significantly (although reading more forum articles I see this may be due to market manipulation) so yet again IS 🤦‍♂️. My logic was I could have at least two if not three shares of someone who was returning much more both in cap app and dividends. Not sure if I'm being too logical and should actually ride it out and buy some more or in fact there are just better opportunities out there and he has had his day even if which I strongly beleive he won't actually leave utd.

    Sorry I know it's a long post and people don't generally read the bigger posts.



  • @Kelly18 said in Pogba, Hold or sell:

    I am still relatively new joining in Feb, watching quietly and observing and absorbing as much as I could from the forum and the market movement. I jumped on pogba as he seemed to be the man on everyone's lips he then subsequently took a nose dive. So.... as any new trader I instantly sold 🙄 he then picked up a bit and I thought wow hang on I've made a mistake and bought some more, then guess what he dropped quite significantly (although reading more forum articles I see this may be due to market manipulation) so yet again IS 🤦‍♂️. My logic was I could have at least two if not three shares of someone who was returning much more both in cap app and dividends. Not sure if I'm being too logical and should actually ride it out and buy some more or in fact there are just better opportunities out there and he has had his day even if which I strongly beleive he won't actually leave utd.

    Sorry I know it's a long post and people don't generally read the bigger posts.

    was there a question in there ?



  • @nicky540 sorry AM i being too logical not I'm 🙄

    My head says don't go there again but not sure logic applies around here. Plus I have found there is a huge monetary bias with man utd



  • well hes up 10p since 6am this morning and up 20p since early yesterday after also winning top media yest (3pps) so you may have missed a dip but he could keep on going up from here with all the media to come ? (sorry ive not really got an answer to your question haha)



  • @nicky540 thanks for answering though.
    In summary I bought my first share in pogba 10/02 (the day i joined) for 19.96 (pre ss) and purchased again before SS at 22.14 and 22.73. After SS I bought for 7.72 which he hasn't achieved again yet whilst obviously selling off in between. I'm a geek so spreadsheet everything but even writing it seems mad only a couple of months ago he was over twenty quid.
    I've been following this thread closely and if you ignore all the stupid bitchiness everyone has a good opinion back and forth on whether to hold or sell. I sold, admittedly at a loss but my biggest question is was it the right decision and do I invest again?


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