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Football Index: How players can still win dividends over the international break


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Many managers will be putting their Fantasy feet up for the final international break of the season.

But if you’re betting on Football Index, opportunities abound even when the Premier League is enjoying some R and R.

Football Index (FI) is a kind of stock market where people use real money to bet on football.

You buy shares in individual players whose value can rise or fall depending on their performance both on and off the field.

I’m actively using FI this season with more than a nod to Fantasy Premier League (FPL), seeing which aspects of each game marry up, and which don’t.

And one that most definitely doesn’t is the international break.

It’s generally despised by FPL managers as, at best, an interruption to their season and, at worst, a chance for their key players to get tired, or injured, or lose some form. And sometimes all three.

But with FI, there are always ways to make some money thanks to their dividends system.

So this week, there are media dividends to be won every day bar Thursday. That’s a match day paying out dividends for the top players in each position across the four UEFA European Championship Qualifiers, plus star player and media pay-outs as well.

Tracking all these pay-outs can be tricky, but FI have now launched a site to help you do just that.

It should be noted that winning match day dividends involves the top European leagues – not just the EPL – so it’s that bit harder to earn extra cash from your England-based assets.

But that didn’t stop Harry Kane earning a 14p per share pay-out for his starring role in Sunday’s win for Spurs at West Brom.

Moving over to the media dividends, the Tottenham Hotspur striker earned another 5p per share for the positive coverage his performance received, with a further 2p earned the following day for a third place in the media standings.

As England captain, Kane is always going to warrant plenty of press and broadcast attention during international breaks, so he’s likely to do well across the next week or so in terms of media dividend calculations.

It’s no surprise, therefore, to note that Kane’s share price has been on the up recently, from £4.99 just over a week ago to £5.17 as this is being typed.

Tottenham’s fixtures are now stiffening, with Man City and Chelsea up next and Arsenal, Liverpool and Leicester to come before Christmas.

That’s prompting mixed messages from FPL managers, with more than 60,000 buying him in and over 40,000 selling him on ahead of the November 21 visit from Pep Guardiola’s men.

But with the prospect of further dividend FI pay-outs (the Spurs striker has the chance to win those in the UEFA Europa League, as well as the Premier League), it could be worth looking at Kane, especially as his price spiked as high as £6.53 in early September.

FI has seriously ramped up the dividend system this season, which means good money is there to be made from players even without the obvious appeal of Kane.

West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell is a great example of that.

The full-back/centre-half is in the top five for points-scoring FPL defenders thanks to three clean sheets and another three assists from eight Premier League matches.

Available for 43p per share in FI, his fantastic start to the season means his value has shot up from 28p in early September and he’s also yielded 100% of his buy price in dividends over that period.

Hammers assets are mostly available for well under £1 a share, and with a great run of fixtures stretching into the distant future of 2021, now looks like being a good time to jump on the David Moyes merry-go-round.

Cresswell’s creativity and reliability – he’s played every minute of every West Ham league game thus far – marks him out, but other members of that in-form squad are well worth a look too.


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208 Comments Post a Comment
  1. afcblegend
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Maguire - England captain...

    Even for a friendly that's pretty bad.

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Have to agree

  2. Garam MOSALAH
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    What will you pick ?

    A) Kane Ziyech
    B) Bamford Bruno + 2.4m

    #bottomed

    1. 1zverGGadeM
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      b

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      A

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      A

    4. Garam MOSALAH
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Thanks all.

    5. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      A in isolation. But I'm considering switching to two of four (Adams/Bam/Antonion/Watkins) cheap strikers and then power midfield 5 of KDB/Salah/Bruno/Ziyech/Greal so in that scenario going without Kane is viable I think

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Rashford will be back for England

    1. G B
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      During this international break?

    2. Bam Saka Laca
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Great news (owner)

      1. G B
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 19 days ago

        Own him too but was hoping he'd get the whole break off. Thought it was a phantom international injury...

        Let's hope he survives the games!

        (Thanks for the link Inazuma)

  4. Lost in fantasy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 19 days ago

    May I have your input on my WC.

    Martinez
    Lamptey - Chilwell - Cancelo
    Soucek - Salah - KDB - Fernandes
    Jesus(Werner if Aguero fit) - DCL - Antonio(Bamford if A not fit)

    Mitchell - Bissouma - Coufal

    0.4 itb.

    1. Pacer.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Good structure good players good team

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      It’s alright, wouldn’t bother with Mitchell anymore

    3. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Very good. I would absolutely get Grealish in though.

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      I like it but I would honestly double up on Chelsea attack if I was wildcarding, even if Jesus is fit!
      I'm just pleased to watch Chelsea playing right now. Their fixtures are not great, but not bad either, from attacking point of view imo.
      I am a fan though so probably a bit biased.
      But I would sacrifice one of KDB of Bruno and get Ziyech + money ITB. Because I think Ziyech looks better than both of them right now. Eye test.

    5. Lost in fantasy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Thanks for input!

      I could change Fernandes to Ziyech and Martinez to McCarthy. Wich would lead to.

      McCarthy
      Lamptey - Chilwell - Cancelo
      Soucek - Salah - KDB - Ziyech
      Werner - DCL - Jesus

      Really like citys uppcoming fixtures. Just afraid that pep Will rotate Jesus and Aguero.

  5. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Slovakia goal.

  6. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Last Man Standing (2654 through to GW9)

    Scores needed after hits for GWs 1-8 are 39,34,29,32,51,34,41 and 51.
    Code is 48n69x

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/08/28/the-last-man-standing-competition-2020-2021/

  7. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    DCL is a handsome fellow. Isnt he.

    I can always get affirmation with these things. The wife usually looks up from her book and ask "so, what's his name then?"

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Hes the kinda guy id be found hanging to the back of

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 19 days ago

        *out

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      I've always though that, not a fan of his barnet though.

  8. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Bamford or Watkins?

    I don't think theres much between the two but Watkins fixtures look better.

    3.5itb 1ft
    Martinez
    Chilwell Taylor Ayling Cancelo
    Grealish Salah Son Rodriguez
    DCL Kane
    (Peacock Justin Bissouma Vassilev*)

    1. colby_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Watkins

    2. mrodgers91
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Bamford looking fixture proof to me, could be another pukki though

  9. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Dallas down injured,it does not look good for him.

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Back on again but he looks hampered.

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 19 days ago

        City used to have a player called Kiki Musampa ... he had a brother named Chis too.

  10. Syd.
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Dallas injured

    Looks like a wrist injury

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      I've got that too, I blame lockdown.

  11. Matsy123
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Pick 2 to go without:
    A)Vardy
    B)DCL
    C)Ziyech
    D)Grealish
    E)Salah
    F) KDB
    G) Bruno

    1. colby_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Vardy and Ziyech.

      1. jesus jesus
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 19 days ago

        They would have been my 1st 2 to go with lol

      2. jesus jesus
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 19 days ago

        Vardys matches after pool are great and could even score against pool with make shift defence

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      AC

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      AG

  12. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone considering Kane (c)? I think he’s hard to ignore in this form, regardless of opposition.

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Half these eejits want to sell him.

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 19 days ago

        He's a great option but depends what you do with the spare cash, if downgrading to say Watkins (who won't match Kane but should still do okay) means you can bring both KDB and Bruno in along with Salah, Ziyech and Greal and another cheapie striker (Adams/Bam/Antonio) then idiot would be a stretch.

  13. G B
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Egan off with head injury.

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Was it related to Dallas' wrist injury? (☉。☉)!

      1. G B
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 19 days ago

        Different game entirely.

        Egan is Irish. Dallas is N.Irish.

  14. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Southgate talking about Grealish

    "he's got a good understanding now of the system we play."

    What system? Hoofball is not a system you tactically inept manager.

    1. mrodgers91
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Shame he didnt realise that against denmark when he wanted to win free kicks late on

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Grrrr. You..... tactically inept manager..... you. Grrrrr

  15. mrodgers91
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Redemption for slab head

  16. G B
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Slabhead goal! 😀

    Winks assist.

  17. Phil's Stamps
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    No Blackbox tonight?

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      She's busy.

  18. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Dara O'Shea.

    I bet he even bleeds green.

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      On for John Egan. The Gooch will be on in the second half.

  19. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Will Richarlison (ful LEE) outscore Kane (MCI che) next 2 GWs? Y/N?

  20. G B
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Lovely finish from Sancho

    1. G B
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Grealish assist

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      This

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Nice goal. Brutal defending. Very clear why Potter sold Duffy.

  21. Garam MOSALAH
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    3-5-2 v 3-4-3, pick one

    A) Salah Kdb Grealish ZIYECH BRUNO
    Dcl Wilson BREWSTER

    B) Salah Kdb Grealish ZIYECH BISS
    Dcl Wilson KANE

    C) Salah Kdb Grealish BRUNO BISS
    Dcl Wilson BAMFORD + 2.4m

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      A for the mid- to long-term. But can't evaluate C without knowing the rest of your team. Probably A, though.

      1. Garam MOSALAH
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 19 days ago

        McCarthy; Chilwell Justin Taylor 4 3.9

        1. Garam MOSALAH
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 19 days ago

          That 2.4m will be used to upgrade this def line.
          So, A or C ?

          Much Appreciated

  22. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Jose contemplating an alternative left back option!

  23. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Goaaaaaaalll

  24. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    All the talk is about MU and MC. Other than Fernandez I am in wait and see mode.
    Anyone in for Vardy? They have some great matches coming.

  25. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Why are there more than a thousand supporters at Windsor Park but none at Wembley, both in UK?

  26. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    NI goal