Amadou is having a medical at Norwich who will seemingly be a replacement for Tettey - can't see Chalobah happening as well.
Posts made by DiamondTiger
RE: Newbie Port - Opinions?
@NewUser4229 you are not on the wrong lines at all, everyone has a different opinion and buy and sell people for different reasons. of your port I own Foden / Gibbs White and Dujon Sterling and have dabbled with Tuanzebe in the past.
Are you a Chelsea fan? I am not so as a neutral I think people are over hyping the possibility of all these youngsters playing any part in the first team next season (I do hope I am wrong though). My analysis of your Chelsea contingent is that you own two players vying for the same position in Reece James / Dujon Sterling. I would expect Dujon to step up from Coventry and make a Championship / Europe loan move so I would view him as a 12+ month hold. Reece James is currently injured I believe but might be considered as backup and push Azpilicueta for a place / get some cup games. Izzy brown I can only go off previous stats but he didn't play at Leeds much last season even after the injuries. I appreciate Chelsea have lost one of the best players in the world but they have Pulisic and CHO not to mention Willian and Pedro...
RE: Newbie Port - Opinions?
Welcome to FI and a very sensible approach In terms of starting off small to get your bearings. I personally go for a mix between capital appreciation and dividends and generally when a player has hit an amount of capital appreciation I look for sell some and move them into someone who will likely return dividends. Any dividends I get I re-invest to effectively get compound interest.
Your port is mainly aimed at capital appreciation, I don't think you have anyone that has won any media dividends or who likely will in the near future, you have some very good youngsters but not all will make the step up so its timing this correctly. A lot of people have had this approach over the summer but are now moving some of this into Match day / In play dividend players hence some of yours are now at a loss.
In terms of your pics Izzy brown is your biggest loss so far, he had an injury hit season with Leeds so his next loan will be important to his long term price, he also has the issue that if he does become a world beater he is listed as Isaiah not Izzy on the FI so will never pick up any media buzz as it currently stands (although he would be £1+ for that to happen so not a bad problem to have).
Rondon is an interesting player - if he goes to china a lot of his value will be wiped out, if he goes to west ham he could be a 60p player like Arnautovic was. This is probably the player I would watch most from your port in the short term.
How long have you been on FI? Have you sold and bought anyone since your initial deposit?
RE: Value in Ben Godfrey?
He's a 12 - 24 month hold in all honesty but will get a top 10 move at some point in that period. His agent is Rio Ferdinands company so will be linked with Manchester United consistently if he lives up to his potential.
As a Hull fan who lives in Norwich and sees them regularly I personally think he will be a better CB than Maguire is hence I hold quite a few.
Raul De Tomas
I am currently sitting on quite a loss with him but keep on talking myself out of cutting my losses and moving on.
I do rate him as a striker having scored 14 in 33 for a very poor Rayo Vallecano but he is seemingly linked with a transfer to Benfica rather than a team in a PB League, the only positive being Benfica will have CL football next season if that does go through.
Is he good enough to get in the national team? unlikely if he leaves La Liga although Rodrigo and Morata haven't exactly excelled recently.
I would be interested for people's opinions on him...
RE: £100 per week?
@welshmatt983 if you look at the footie tracker on index gain you would have needed a circa £4k pot to make £400 over the last month if your pot grew with the index as a whole.
When you add in dividends / commission / deposit bonuses this figure becomes very arbitrary though.
You will see that players regularly go up 20 / 30 /65+% in 24 hours so if you catch one of them right you could make it off your current port or equally lose it.
What is your current strategy out of interest? Making 25% in 6 months is nothing to worried about in any case.