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Observations on #FootballIndex order books so far, a thread:

1) It’s clear right now that prices *seem* volatile (in comparison to a pre sell order world) This is only due to the lack of ‘weight’ behind offers, if you compare it to the entirety of the FI market.
2. Someone can come in and undercut a £10 player with a 5% spread, to £9.70 with 300 futures as an offer. This then shows as a player ‘decreasing’ by 30p, when in reality - all it’s showing you is the lowest offer.
3. Would I like there to be 1000 or more shares behind each ‘offer’, probably. Would I like depth of market to be seen, absolutely.

Both of these would likely stop traders being scared about the price they see on screen, whichever way you look at it.
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Recently, someone messaged me out of the blue asking if I could give them 3 reasons to be bullish on #FootballIndex.

The recent news about Lionel Messi really backs up just why I think this product is unique, amazing and is the premier challenger to traditional boomakers 👇
The beauty is in the nuance of information.

Let's focus on Lionel Messi first.

The murmurs and whispers encourage a few riskier punts, and as that information solidifies and comes from more reliable sources - more buys are seen from the risk adverse, and the spread tightens.
Now that traders have essentially confirmed, in their minds he is leaving - the question then becomes:

"Well where to?"

PSG? City? America? Back home to Argentina?

All with hugely different connotations for his price.

What other platform allows you to bet in this manner?
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Mohammed Kudus, a 19-year-old Ghana international, joins Ajax from Nordsjaelland. He already has attacking output that's very good at an Eredivisie standard, with exceptional ball retention coming in part from outstanding skill in ground duels: 🔥🙇‍♂️

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Kudus has been involved in most of Nordsjaelland's productive attacks while playing as a striker, but his finishing could stand to improve:

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In style, Kudus bears some resemblance to Carlos Correa, and also some players whose positions are closer to second striker, like Diogo Jota. You can see on his smartermap at CF that he has a huge range of movement and actions, but doesn't get too many touches in the box:

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Fixing Arsenal's problems…

This thread finds players that Arsenal should consider signing to solve a number of key issues in the squad. Centre-back, defensive midfield and attacking midfield areas will be discussed.

Radars and picks 👇 #FootballIndex
Before getting into some recommended transfers, it's worth mentioning that Arteta has a big task in hand. If he wants to lower expectations, I'd suggest that decreasing the age of the squad would be a good place to start.
CB - why are we looking?

Arsenal’s defensive issues have been well documented this season and finding a commanding centre-back who can take on responsibility should be a key focus for Arteta in the transfer window.
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THREAD: Wuilker Fariñez

Amber Capital has moved the Venezuelan international GK from Millonarios to Lens at age 22. There's only one site where you can see his Colombian and Venezuelan stats at a Ligue 1 standard. (Hint: it's ours.) Here you go:

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As you can see, Fariñez has some excellent shot-stopping ability even at a Ligue 1 standard – and even at 1.81m. Apparently he started for Venezuela in 2016 at 1.75m! Not surprisingly, stopping headers may be a challenge. And his overall stats have been improving as well.

The improvements in ball retention and attacking may correspond to the development of his game. It's early this season, but so far he's attempting much more of a mix of passes out of his area. Here are his smartermaps for 2019 and 2020. He'll be fun to watch!

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Let's take a detailed, comprehensive look at under-24 strikers from the top 5 leagues. This study considers both conventional centre forwards as well as players who switch between the wings and the central "9" role.

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Output is fundamental for any young striker and the sustainability of a striker's output can be measured in xG and xA. The graph shows us that Haaland and Gabriel Jesus have superb movement while Werner is a considerable all-round threat. #BVB #MCFC #RBL Image
Does your favourite young striker like getting on the ball, and if so, where does he get the ball? Werner loves being involved in general play while strikers like Tammy and Lautaro prefer taking few touches, with most of them being in the box. #RBL #CFC #Inter Image
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