Inspired by @FIGenesis’s recent 50% and 100% threads which concentrated on French players, I thought it might be interesting for the forum to do something similar. The general idea is for each participant to choose 3 players who you believe have the potential to reach 100% ROI within the next 12 months along with their price and brief reasoning for the choice. Let’s try not to turn this into a pump thread though so no 🚀 please. I’ll update this original post on a monthly basis and record each persons progress. It’ll be really interesting to see the results, which I’ll base on the average % increase accross your 3 players. For the purposes of this “experiement” I’ll be taking CA only into account, with divs being ignored.
And the grand prize for the winner next year?...Nothing, just bragging rights! I’ll go first:
Marc Roca - £1.02 - Young metronomic DM who has been one of the few shining lights (along with RDT) in a woeful Espanyol side. Likely to get a move if/when they get relegated.
Marcus Edwards - £1.10 - Didn’t quite work out for him at Spurs but has been in excellent form in Liga Nos. If he continues this into next season more PL links will follow.
Adam Ounas - £1.12 - On loan at Nice from Napoli and had some fitness/injury issues at the start of the season but has really kicked on since then. Reports that Nice will not exercise their option to buy (£25m) so he may get a chance at Napoli next season with Mertens moving on and Lozano out of favour. This selection is slightly riskier but he’s great to watch.
I’ll close entries at the end of the day seeing as it’s the 1st of the month. Good luck!
UPDATE - 2nd June 2020
So there we have it - The 100% Club is up and running with 27 brave warriors vying to become forum champion.
I've limited it to 3 players per person so if you suggested more than this I've taken your first 3. For anyone who only suggested 1 or 2 players, I've allowed it, although obviously your victory will always have that annoying asterisk beside it :p
Interesting to note the wide range of players and strategies being put into play with everyone from Endo at £0.27 to Havertz at £6.61. The average buy price of £1.44 across all entries is perhaps an indicator of where the forum sees value on the platform.
I'll provide a further update at the beginning of July which will include % increases and we'll see who has come out of the blocks the fastest.
UPDATE - 1st July 2020
Well guys we're now a month in and the league table makes for some very interesting reading with some storming out of the blocks, some who haven't gotten out of bed yet and already some asterisk's which will no doubt divide fans so plenty to discuss.
Leading the way early doors is @Ringers with a stonking 17.24% increase in just one month with Mehdi Taremi enjoying a rich run of form in Portugal, but having only chosen one player any title challenge will surely be accompanied by the dreaded Asterisk.
@MickTurbo sits in second on 16.02% with Phil Foden single-handedly dragging his side up the table. Summer transfer links for Ajer and Wober could well push this side to the next level.
Making up the remainder of the Champions League places are @JonesyFI-WH and myself, with both sides having a young talisman to do the business for them in Patson Daka and Marcus Edwards. Again transfer links could play a key part in the long term success of both sides. Although with Jonesy only selecting two players, the court of public opinion will certainly have something to say.
Propping up the table in the relegation spots with fans baying for blood are @DillyDong , @Ericali and @Abaalan . The conclusion of the Bundesliga, lack of playing time and seemingly very few f**ks given about anything happening in Serie A other than Ronaldo and Dybala are common themes among the early strugglers. Surely the self proclaimed FI Guru, a behemoth of Football Index already has plans in pace to turn his season around - stay tuned!
P.S. Please someone check my math!
P.P.S. As a group we're up about 2.29% - so much for collective thinking!