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The Footstock Market Explained

June 29, 2020
Footstock Team

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The Footstock Market Explained

The Footstock Market is where footballers are bought and sold amongst Footstock’s users. The market uses an order book system for users to buy and sell player cards. Essentially, this allows you to buy or sell at the best price currently available, or to set your own price and wait for another user to accept it.

Order Books

Selling

When selling a card, you can either accept the current highest buy order and sell immediately,
or set your desired sale price and wait for it to be matched by a buy order.

Buying

The process for buys is the same, in reverse. You can either accept the current best-priced sell order, or you can set the price you want to buy at and wait for a seller to accept.

My Orders Tab

The My Orders tab shows all the orders you have currently placed. These are divided into BUY and SELL tabs. You can edit or cancel individual orders in the tabs, or use the following functions for one or several orders at a time.

BEST: The selected orders will be updated to exceed the best available order by £0.01 to put them first in line.

MATCH: The selected orders will be updated to match the best available counter order and executed immediately.

Understanding the player card

When you visit the market you will be able to scroll through the cards on sale. Each card is designed to display the main information of each player:

Club – the team the player currently plays for

Position – the position they play (GK, DEF, MID, FWD – these are reviewed together with Opta before each season)

Category – the star rating from 1* Basic to 5* Legendary (this changes monthly in line with points per game)

Points Per Game – the average Footstock points scored by the player over the club’s last 38 Premier League games

Buy Price – the price the player can currently be bought for on the Footstock market

Price History Graph – this shows the highest price a player card has sold for on the dates shown

If a card takes your interest, you can then click on that card to gather even more information.

Sortable Price History Graph – this shows the price movements over the last week, month, three months and six months

Low (Today) – the lowest price a card of the relevant player sold for that day

High (Today) – the highest price a card of the relevant player sold for that day

Sell Price – the price the player can currently be sold for on the Footstock market

Last Price – the last price paid to buy a card of the relevant player

Previous Matches – details of the player’s recent matches and the breakdown of the points they scored

Market Search Filters

There are various filters you can set to limit the results shown on the market page.

The first four filters determine the order the players are shown in. These can be arranged in ascending or descending order:

Price – the price the player can currently be bought for on the Footstock market

Category – the star rating from 1* Basic to 5* Legendary (this changes monthly in line with points per game)

Club – the team the player currently plays for (sorted alphabetically)

Position – the position they play (GK, DEF, MID, FWD – these are reviewed together with Opta before each season)

There are another four filters to determine what kind of players are shown. These can be toggled on and off.

Only active – shows only those players currently set as “active” (playing for a Premier League club)

Only inactive – shows only those players currently set as “inactive” (not playing for a Premier League club)

Not owned – shows only those players of which you do not yet own a card

Only available – shows only those players who are currently available to buy on the Footstock market (another use has listed them for sale)