It's a shame he did it tonight as I fancied Torino to get back into it.
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RE: If you ever needed proof that Italian football is corrupt ...
@Yellow I remember when the new matrix was published and the market suspended it was clear wing backs were winners, even just the increased dribbles I saw as a decent bonus because my understanding is that a dribble doesn't need to include a take on, just carrying the ball. How often do we see a wing back pick the ball up deep, advance to the half way line, then turn round and give it to his mate at centre half.
I do think the next matrix tweaks will be designed to bring centre halves back into it, but I also have some views on some likely unintended knock on effects to these tweaks, and who they will benefit, and that's where I'll be looking at investing further down the line
Yeah, wing backs that cross a lot and also any creative players were big beneficiaries. A key pass being +6 was pretty big news, although a dribble does need to include a player beating an opponent.
I will also be watching carefully ahead of the next change, especially to see the questions FI are asking in the build up, as that was a bit of a giveaway last time. On another note, this thread is a refreshing change and shows just how useful the forum can be.
In addition to the above, if I remember correctly, crossing didn't change with the PB matrix review at the start of the season, but key passes and big chance created were some of the things that were added. So those that cross a lot are now really being rewarded.
My view is that the PB matrix does reward crossing a little too much because multiple actions are rewarded for one cross. However, those are the rules at present so it pays to learn them and use to your advantage.
A goal is always worth more than 45 points. It will likely be 53 points as a minimum because it also includes a shot (+3) and a shot on target (+5), but a game winning goal is more as @MickTurbo says.
In the same way, an assist is always going to be more than 20 points and the reason set piece takers like Trent score so highly is because multiple actions are rewarded for one cross. Consider Liverpool have a flurry of corners, which is likely as they are a dominant team.
The first corner, Trent swings into the mixer and a centre back heads it away without anyone else touching it, and it goes for another corner. That's 8 points for Trent:
Cross (+3 points)
Corner won (+5 points)
Trent then has another go. This time Van Dijk gets a head on it, the keeper saves it and it goes for another corner. Trent will probably score 13 points for that:
Accurate cross (+4)
Key pass (+6)
So the keeper has saved it, and now there's a third corner. Trent swings it in, everyone misses it and it goes in off Origi's arse at the back post. Trent now gets another 33 points:
Accurate cross (+4)
Key pass (+6)
So in this very particular example, Trent could amass 54 points for 3 corners, all within a short space of time. There's also a question if 'Big chance created' (+3) also applies for crosses. If so then Trent scores 60 in the above example.
For a bit of relevance, here's a screenshot from SofaScore of the players with the most accurate crosses in the Premier League so far this season. Not checked all of them, but I'm sure they all have good PB:
RE: New IPOs 24th January
Emerson’s price has barely moved from £1.50 - either another bug or an insane amount going straight to sell queue
Looks like he came on at £1.20. I was interested to see what his URL would be, and it's different to that of the Chelsea player.
But on the Android app you end up with the Chelsea lad when you click on the Real Betis Emerson when he appears on the ticker.
RE: New IPOs 24th January
So there will 2 Emersons on in the Index at some point today - are there any other occurrences of players with exactly the same name?
Just wondering if it is likely to cause a bug - or if we will see the auto-buy bots buy the Chelsea Emerson by mistake.
This will be interesting. I expect to see FI customer service getting some stick around 3pm today.
@NewUser400092 no assist div but scores towards PB
This got me wondering. Double checked the PB scoring table and nothing for winning a penalty!! Unless it comes under big chance created (+3) which I doubt.
Presumably in most situations the player would get foul won (+4), unsure if they also get big chance created but it would seem fair that they did.
@Black-wolf Only on set pieces while pogba is out... And he's not a great set piece taker so if they sign someone like eriksen or Bruno they'd probably take over and dominate his pb completely.
His price rise was justified to some extent but now he's at that price i think it's mostly risk not reward... Big drop coming when they sign a mid and or mctom/pogba return.
He didn't take a single set piece tonight as far as I'm aware. Pereira took a few short corners in the first half then got subbed at half time and Mata took over in the second half. 4 shots for Freddo tonight. 94 regular passes, 2 of which key passes. 3 tackles, 2 interceptions. If he had been on corners tonight he would've been top midfielder, likewise if Man U just hadn't lost. Looks like he may have lost set pieces already but if he even gets a goal, let alone a game winning goal then he will get an excellent score.
I think the question for holders is how long to wait for that to happen, if it ever does.
I really think Fred could be a really good PB player if he played for a decent team or if United could get their shit together. He consistently puts in decent scores when united lose
Agreed. Fred scored 158 tonight, with a base PB of 183. Just a shame for holders that Man U lost at home to Burnley. If they even drew he would get top midfielder.