@Ringers No reason really I just asked myself that. Had a long day and just sat down to do a bit of housekeeping on my port and saw your post. I will rid myself shortly I think as I have a couple of players I want to get into if their prices drop as predicted over the next week or so.
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RE: Quincey Promes and David Neres
RE: Quincey Promes and David Neres
@Ringers held Nere's through Ajax's run in CL and felt he was talented enough but seemed to fade in the games I watched. I think he may find it a bit overwhelming in the PL initially and feel Klopp would be the best manager to nurse him through the first season if he does indeed sign.
His performances so far for Brazil have been in the Copa America have been much the much less and leads me to think he is still adapting to a bigger stage. For me I hold and will continue to. I also hold Quincy Promes and although I rate him he is one I shall be selling in the next couple of days ready for reinvestment on any drops in my port.
RE: Sorry In advance
We'll just changed strategy ,sold all but 1 share of players I was in profit of 20% plus on reinvested the capitol gained on the players that were in the red and logged out until the new season kicks off. Fed up with media bollocks and having no PB despite plenty of players in action, so it's off to Betfair to earn some quick money trading to invest next season. 😁
RE: Pogba, Hold or sell
@ScouseSte I wouldn't be surprised if it has been tried but I think that the money made wouldn't be worth the time and effort on the Journalists part. Your right though the platform is licenced as a gambling platform but not regulated as a stock market leaving it open to manipulation and as it is seemingly self policed how well FI do in policing is anybodys guess.
I am curious as to the awareness of FI of its recent Summer Bonus Promotion and the encouragement of investing to get 5,10 or 20 % of that investment is being seen by the gambling commission. There has been many debating taking out loans, getting credit or using life savings to take advantage which is fine as most that do will be able to control and satisfy their repayments but given recent clamp downs on terminals in bookies, the recent bells and whistles promotions will have surely raised a few eyebrows and have peaked the interest of those who control licensing. Obviously the payout had a restriction but it was still an encouragement to invest a very large sum to get the maximum payout that could have tempted those with little financial management skills to take out large loans etc. As we know once you have actually invested you are already 2% down from day one until your players increase to cover the commission before you can get out and break even. Undoubtedly there were some less experienced that may have taken the route described and made large investments on players that have subsequently nose dived leaving them with a situation of having the payout wiped out by the CA drops and having a portfolio worryingly in the red.
Obviously those that be in that position would be a small percentage as the majority are financially savvy but how it is seen by potential investors and those who recently invested will be completely different to those with pots of cash to burn or those familiar with FI.
Some will have invested seeing the bonus as a quick way to turn a profit intending to withdraw as soon as the bonus landed and are now waiting it out to break even if they are lucky. They may not see FI as a cash cow just now but if ,and it's a big if, they feel somehow cheated or short changed they will be reporting on FI in less than favourable terms which could affect FI going forward.
And you thought you were Cynical😁😁
@Ringers An explanation!
So, what exactly is an API?
An application program interface (API) is a toolset that programmers can use to help them create software. To put it simply, an API specifies how software components should interact.
To describe the concept in further detail, you need to comprehend the basics. Let’s start with my favorite analogy of a restaurant menu. When you go to a restaurant to eat, you choose from the selection on the menu. From this point, you convey your choices to the waiter. He/she then takes your choices to the chef, they prepare your meal and it’s returned to you for a nice meal. From this point, you may ask yourself, do you know what the chef used in your fish or steak? How was it prepared? This back and forth analogy serves as a starting point for this explanation.
Why? Because with an API, you really don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes at the restaurant. All you really know is that you gave your food order, it was processed and out came your dinner on a nice plate.
A real-world example
A real-world example is buying movie tickets online. You go to the movie site, you enter your movie, name and credit card information, and lo and behold, you print out your tickets. But what’s going on between entering your information to receiving your ticket? APIs, that’s what!
They are collaborating behind the scenes with other applications. How is this possible you ask? This type of integration is called “seamless” because you never have a clue when a software role is passed from one application to another.
Hope this helps or have the waters got muddier?🙃
RE: Pogba, Hold or sell
@Fletch As I say I understand the platform is and has been media based since inception. I have been on here for over two years but have always felt the media side of the platform as being a weakness. Investors, as you say, have made vast sums from the media dividends but it feels as though FI are weighting the platform towards it over the actual game. The boredom could easily have been eradicated had they used the tournament's this Summer. Instead we have media madness which is exactly that. FI make their money because we are punting on the ramblings of journalists. I also cannot see many new investors being attracted to a platform that ignores some of the biggest tournament's in the game in favour of a media based promotion.
When you suggest moving goalposts and it can't be done , FI do that with every promotion they introduce, they all affect the market in some way. I am all for something such as media div's to fill the days where there are no matches but if there are matches that involve a high percentage of players on FI it should take preference.
However it's just my opinion and as I said I have plenty away from FI to get my teeth into and will just set my port for a couple of years and dip in and out. Unfortunately though I have lost interest in the platform as it stands. I hope FI make some changes that will peak my interest but until then I won't be getting involved in the gimmicky promotions and concentrate my attentions on PB players and long term holds.
RE: Pogba, Hold or sell
@Dan-The-Man Exactly nothing but Pogba for weeks, I wouldn't mind but he's not fit to lace Messi's boots IMO, I understand that media is an integral part of the platform especially in the supposed close season. However when so many players are actually actively involved in major tournaments surely it would have been more interesting to have PB and IPD's available for the many games over the last month especially as it is a platform that guess what! Is based on FOOTBALL!!!
Instead of which we have to put up with the continuous drivel spewed out by spotty hacks. We are left hanging on their supposed big story as Media Bollocks are the only dividends available. Other platforms are emerging that are going to be based on what is important ,The Football, and I for one would be happier having my money invested where my judgement on a players ability is either rewarded or not and not dependant on news stories that have naf all to do with football.
I have had a profitable time and enjoyed FI but I think they have missed the opportunity to create more interest this Summer and attracting those who are football fans. If you have no interest in what party Neymar's gatecrashed or if Pogba has had a haircut then it has been a pretty boring Summer. Thank God for some great trading opportunities on Betfair this Summer.