A PB matrix review looms large on the horizon, people are running for cover & battening down the hatches, "fire in the hole" - it's Football Index Armageddon.
Some loonatic screams "The end is nigh" - with his acrimonious scouse drawl.....
But is it? 🤔
This week, we the users get the chance to be a voice that is heard - a voice that can be used for good, one that shapes the platform & product for the better going forward.
A chance to readdress the imbalances.
Do we want to see a full back priced higher than a 20 goal a season England captain & world cup golden boot winner?
Is this the look we are looking to create for the product?
"What's your football knowledge worth" is the slogan used - well it's worth absolutely nothing as a new user if you don't understand all the quirky intrinsics of the current matrix it seems. 😐
So why does Reece James (£3.56) cost more than Tammy Abraham (£2.75) - or absolutely any other Chelsea player for that matter? 🤔
Why does Alfonso Davies (£4.44) cost more than Coutinho (£3.07) Kingsley Coman (£2.32) or Robert Lewandowski? (£2.25) 🤔
Why does Trent Alexander-Arnold (£9.59) cost nearly 3 times as much as Mo Salah? (£3.61)
The answer? 🤔
(Dracula - one of many not happy with the current PB matrix)
By hook or by crook we have become the "crossing" index - and it's a flaw in the system, a cheat code if you will.
+3 points for an attempted cross - for a mere attempt.
That's right, you heard me right - an attempt!! 😲
It could hit the first defender & go completely out of play 🙈 not to worry it's +3 points "banked."
This is ludicrous & should definitely be changed when we get chance to go to the ballot box.
Next up, on my personal hit-list - goalscorers
These are the most important men in the sport, the guys who traditionally command the "world record" transfer fees throughout history.
They stick it in the back of the net - goals ultimately win games ⚽⚽⚽ they are the most important currency of football.
We have players priced such as:- (age in brackets)
- Lukaku £2.02 (27)
- Aubameyang £1.99 (30)
- Immobile £1.96 (30)
- Jimenez £1.81 (29)
- Icardi £1.54 (27)
- Aguero £1.46 (32)
- Vardy £1.23 (33)
- Ings £1.21 (27)
Goalscorers everyone of them - virtually rendered worthless in Football Index terms. 😐
Some may say a few on the above list are a little long in the tooth, but Lautaro Martinez is 22 years old & only costs £3.71, Moussa Dembele is 23 & costs £2.94 & Anthony Martial is 24, has 11 goals in 23 premier league games costs just £2.52. Likewise, Sadio Mane has been in the form of his life for the past 2 seasons & only aged 28 yet costs just £2.94.
Each player I've name-checked would command a hefty transfer fee in the real world, but on the current PB Matrix they will probably need a brace or a hat-trick to even begin to be competitive.
Goals need to be weighted more according.
- 45 points for one goal (current matrix score)
- 55 points for the second goal
- 70 points for a hat-trick or each goal thereafter
It would make the index easier to understand for new users & align player prices to real world values.
Right, I'm now off to buy some strikers while they are still cheap. 😂
Let's make our voice heard when we get a unique chance to help shape a potentially great product going forwards - What do we all think?