Footstock Meet the Manager: Mr Dough
In the Footstock Meet the Manager series, we profile some of the platform’s most active managers. Today’s manager under the spotlight is someone who sees tournaments as his bread and butter – it’s Mr Dough!
1) What is your name?
Mr Dough (@FootyIndexDough on Twitter)
2) How long have you been on Footstock, how did you hear about it and what is your Footstock-related background?
I initially joined in October 2019. Within a couple of weeks, I had sold my collection and left the platform completely. Obviously, there is a degree of regret selling up due to the fantastic growth of the platform in that time. It was in April this year that I decided to give it another go and I have not looked back since.
My background is reasonably mixed. Prior to finding Footstock and Football Index I would dabble with my time and money in stocks as well as sports betting. Both of which have been very profitable over the years. However, the beauty of this product is that it allows me to combine my football/fantasy football knowledge with my trading knowledge.
3) What is your collection size?
At peak, my collection value stood at around £14,000. I have withdrawn recently, but intend to gradually deposit more over time. My collection value currently stands at around £5,000. I do however have £3,000 in my balance to seize upon trading opportunities over the coming transfer window.
4) What is your collection structure and strategy?
A few months ago I had around three or four of each ‘premium player’ and bulk-bought those who I believed could achieve a greater PPG prior to the season finishing. It has not been perfect by any means: my 50 £7 Emi Buendias have halved in value. My 70 Mason Greenwoods, on the other hand, have trumped any losses on Buendia.
My main focus will always be on tournaments. I currently and always will hold two or three of the premium players and bulk-buy certain cards who I believe have the potential to become more valuable in the long run.
5) What do you like about Footstock?
For me, it is the tournaments by a country mile. The virtuals are equally enjoyable. If you have a burning passion for fantasy football, this product is for you. Unless something drastically changes, I can see myself on this platform for the next five years plus.
6) Which players do you presently think are the best value and why?
Emi Buendia: I personally feel as though a Premier League team will pick him up over the summer.
Raheem Sterling: At his peak career-wise. Also, Manchester City should dominate next year and he will no doubt be a major performer in that team again. A must for next season’s tournaments.
Trent Alexander-Arnold: An unbelievable player, again a must-hold for tournaments next season.
One for the future: Faustino Anjorin.
7) What advice would you give a new trader?
My best advice would be to purely focus on the tournaments initially. Establish your budget and enter teams into tournaments to suit your collection value. If you are working with a smaller budget, forget about the roulette tournaments until you have established a collection you are content with.
8) What has been your best/favourite roulette win or swap?
There have been so many incredible wins over my short period of time on the platform. My tournament winnings stand well beyond £5,000. Most recently, I opened up a £100 pack and the reasonable sum of £1,000 in tournament credits revealed itself. Big result. I am sure there will be plenty more exciting moments to come.
9) What are you most looking forward to about Footstock?
For me, it is the revamped website/app. I think the platform has a great amount of potential and scalability. Having a revamped app will only make the platform more enticing to potential users. Next season should be even more rewarding for Footstock users.