Today we saw the reworked player value list for Segment 2. Sir John has his 15 players selected and is pleased with what he was able to get for 100 million. Observations:
Terry is the most expensive at 8.5 million with Kompany number two at 7.8. It's interesting that Terry was #1 with 95 points in Segment 1 and Kompany at 7.8 had 91. Kompany has had an increase in ownership by 26%.
Sir John does not understand why managers would use 7.0 for Clichy. He was ranked #54 in Segment 1 and is prone to non-selection from the surplus roster at Man City.
On the other hand Baines is at the same amount and was the 4th best at his position and gives many more points. His ownership is up 16.5%.
Number 3 Skrtel's ownership went up 28.6%, Williams at #8 went up 33% and Spurs' Walker at #8 increased 40%. Part of the Walker surge may be that Spurs play two games the first week.
Ronnie Stam's ownership increased 24%. It's not that he is a point-producing machine, it's that he costs only 4 million. That is the bottom price for defenders.
Goalkeepers offer two interesting developments. Hart, the most popular GK in Segment 1 and a big point producer had his value drop by a million to 7.5 The top point-getter, Vorm costs 6 million and his ownership went up 32%.
Midfielders present many talking points. Silva, the top point-producer and most expensive has had his price go up to 9.5 and he is owned by 57% of managers. Third place Bale is now at 9 and his ownership increased 30%. Dempsey, a bargain producer at 7.1 million is the 4th best point producer and is owned by nearly 60% of managers and his popularity is up 27%.
We shall see what Donovan does. His value has been set at 7.1 million.
Ashley Young's fast start and fizzle to 49th position has seen him abandoned by 25%. Charlie Adam in the 22nd position has had 13% fewer managers willing to put the Scot on their team.
A big leap in popularity is number 6 Sessegnon who has been snapped up by 44% more managers. An interesting comparison is that the Frenchman's value of 6.0 is the same as the Rooskie stiff, Arshavin and the Aussie Tim Cahill whose productivity has gone down the porcelain fixture.
Robin Van Persie's injury-free first half and 15 Premier goals have him at 9.5 million, down from where he ended Segment 1. He is owned by 70% of managers, a 44% jump.
Demba Ba's massive first half resulted in his being the third highest point-producer. His popularity went up 32%, even though he is off to Africa for at least January.
Yakubu's resurrected career at Blackburn has seen his popularity leap by 26%.
A huge drop involves, not surprisingly because of an eight game suspension, the master of the finger flip, Luis Suerez who is owned by 28% fewer managers. His value is at 7.3. However, the biggest rejection is the fourth highest scorer from Man Yoo. Wayne Rooney's price of 9.2 million was too much for 35% fewer managers.
Have fun in your selections. Play resumes January 11 in a televised match between Tottenham and Everton.
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