*The announcement was clear and easy to understand.
*I don’t mind the TOTM as it adds something exciting and gives those who sometimes just fall short of the PB dividends but are consistently good, a chance to win some dividend once a month.......BUT......(see Cons)
*Something needed doing with goalkeepers and they’ve certainly done that.......BUT....... (see Cons)
*To consistently put the message out that there won’t be tiered PB and even in the recent Q&A to say ‘absolutely not’ and then implement TOTM which is tiered PB is disgraceful and AC should hang his head in shame for being a lying son of a bitch!! Kimmich is a great and consistent player but was falling just short and was only ever going to be a real gold mine under tiered PB.......something that was ‘absolutely not’ going to happen, so I didn’t invest or include him in my port, or thinking, much to my reluctance. Fucked over!!
*They have gone overboard on the TOTM payouts. These should have been lower and more put into the standard PB/MB dividends which at times can be a bit more random. As let’s face it the top forward and midfield spots will be totally bossed by Kimmich and Messi. However it’s been done to take the spotlight away from a poor dividend increase and will force some to take the risk of locking money into Messi (top forward every month) without maybe thinking of how they will get out of those shares when he leaves Barca for an end of career payday or retires.
*The OTT dividends and own category for goalkeepers (much reduced number to compete against) has caused a severe stripping of money out of the top players (I’m haemorrhaging money from the likes of Neymar and Dybala) all to be loaded into keepers. Why would you pay top dollar now for someone when you can get decent and less competitive dividends for someone up to ten times cheaper!
*The app and website are clearly not up to it and need serious capacity adding to the servers. Once I finally got on yesterday and tried to grab a goalkeeper he had already doubled in price.
*Stating that commission free buying has been extended indicates that we won’t be seeing the sell side of ME anytime soon. We need a sell side ASAP; not October, not September, not August.....NOW!!
All this bleating about profits and getting someone really cheap is pointless if it’s just paper profit. A profit isn’t a profit until you sell and make good on that profit.
*Nothing whatsoever to aid the bottom of the market which is effectively loads of rotting carcasses with the changing of the goalposts and withdrawal of IS back to FI.
*1 billion market cap and loads of growth. Have you been dipping your toe into meth or cocaine use AC?
I’m sure there’s much more I could add but I’m still raging and on the brink of watching my port actually go into the negative for the first time. It’s gone from 14% pre-Covid and not stopped dropping since. Down 2% just from yesterday’s announcement.
And as for those ‘I’m alright joe’ posters who are either saying ‘I don’t understand how people can’t see how great this is’ or ‘stop being so negative’ or ‘you should’ve seen this coming and changed your port’
I’m frankly sick to death of trying to continually shape or change my port off the back of what may or may not be announcements, just to be shat on. How can you guess what they’re going to do when they can’t even stick to things and promises they’ve made in the past. Nobody could have seen this announcement, that’s for sure!
It’s a shambles!!! When they decided to remove IS when Covid kicked in I thought they’d finally understood what was best for them, us and the platform. Oh how wrong I was as since then it’s been one horror show after another.
Given the chance to sell my whole port right now, even at a 10-15% loss, I’d take it.