Firstly, Happy New Year 2020! Hope all readers will have a prosperous year in FootStock! It wasn’t long ago that I wrote my first blog post, My Collection setup in FootStock, this post is a continuation to the previous post. Hopefully, it would help new or current FootStock traders with a small budget at Rookie level. I will give a lowdown of my Rookie journey.
Rookie level review
Let’s recap on the previous post regarding a Rookie template:-
- Deposit range: £10 – £100
- Type of card(s) to get: BASIC, COMMON
- Card ratio: 2:1 (BASIC:COMMON)
- Card price(s) to aim for: under 50p for BASIC, under £1 for COMMON
- Type of tournament(s) to enter: Free, Beginner (£0.49 for single, £1.00 for multi)
- Team(s) to aim for: Relegation battlers, Mid-table scrappers
- Player(s) to aim for: 1st teamer(s) if possible, some Carabao/FA Cup young/fringe player(s)
- Main aim: buy the cheaps and reinvest from winnings
Back in 12th April 2019, I entered my first set of tournaments which were mostly consist Free ones and one Beginner tournament. It was my first taste of playing the tournaments but sadly I didn’t win on the 1st day of release. Nevertheless, I didn’t do too bad with some of my FPL knowledge and I should be positive that I can do better next time.
Forgive me if I use a lot of videogame references. FootStock is so fun and it does feel like you are playing videogames! On 20th April 2019, I tasted my 1st tournament win of £3.40! Felt like I won a match playing Street Fighter 2, finishing my opponent with a SHORYUKEN (badly pronounced as ‘Sure-You-Can’)!
The match finished as a 0-0 stalemate. It was very early days for me to understand about the scoring matrix. However, I researched on Brighton’s form and I feel they are due for points to help them fight relegation. I went for a defensive selection and got rewarded. According to stats the from SofaScore (stats for WOL vs BHA), Maty Ryan was busy being the wall, along with solid and disciplined display by Dale Stephens and Lewis Dunk. I was really chuffed and could see myself wanting to keep this journey up!
Buying, selling, more tournaments
As the season due to a close 12th May 2019, I begin to think that I might consider depositing more as I felt more comfortable about how FootStock works. Between the 24th July and 12th September, I added an extra £80 to my investment on FootStock. As I kept my trading on purely BASIC and COMMON cards, I realise that I’m getting the hang of the mechanics and winning more Free and Beginner tournaments.
Towards Halloween 2019, my Collection worth almost £150 and my Balance was just over £50! Not too shabby eh? Slowly, I’m building up momentum and now trying to challenge myself to some more Beginner tournaments and researching on the scoring matrix to help aid my tournament entries.
That’s it for the post. Stayed tuned for the next one where I will talk about the scoring matrix!