Meet the Manager - Joshua Pegg

1) What is your name?

My Name is Joshuaapegg, this is my Twitter, Slack and Footstock username.

2) How long have you been on Footstock, how did you hear about it and what is your Footstock related background?

I joined Footstock towards the end of May. It was just days before the Europa League and Champions League finals. So I’ve currently been on Footstock around 4 or 5 months, I stumbled across Footstock on Twitter from accounts that are about football and betting. I was really unsure if I was going to join or not but after a few days of thinking I opened my account, now I’m so glad I did I really enjoy Footstock.

I’ve always been a big follower of football and always liked a cheeky bet or two on a weekend although I never really win. I feel like with Footstock you have a better chance of winning and it's much more fun than your typical betting apps.

I have also always played FIFA since FIFA 06 and ultimate team from when it first got released so I’ve always been into the card collecting, trading and pack opening. The only difference is you play a game on Fifa for coins and on Footstock you enter tournaments for real money and also have the brilliant roulette feature.

I did also find out about Football Index on Twitter in April and signed up a few days later. I do have a very small portfolio on there because a month later I found Footstock. Since then I found Footstock more fun and just enjoyed the whole concept more, so I haven’t deposited into Football Index since. I've only been depositing into Footstock.

3) What is your portfolio size?

My portfolio size is not that big at the moment but i do grow it gradually on a weekly basis. I have currently only invested £230 into Footstock, but with that I do have just over 530 Cards.

4) What is your portfolio structure?

I’m still currently building my portfolio but my aim is to have every player at least once, then start collecting more of the players I feel with pick up in form and price.

The players I currently hold the most is Steve Cook (6), Pontus Dahlberg (3) and Rhian Brewster (2) there are more cards that I hold 2 of but I feel Brewster is the one with the best chance of becoming a star player.

My portfolio is spread across the board because I’ve still got to add lots more players. I’m still waiting to get my first 5* player but I’m sure I’ll have one soon.

5) What is your strategy?

My current strategy is mainly targeting tournaments, I aim to try and make as much as I can off tournaments. That will help me finish my portfolio quicker therefore this should also help me in future tournaments.

When I have finished my portfolio and have all the active players on Footstock. I then want to start using my own money and money I win from tournaments to trade on the market as I do enjoy trading but I’m not currently set up enough to trade.

I don’t really use roulette much at the moment but after my portfolio is finished I plan to start doing daily spins hoping they pay off but even just for the fun of Footstock.

I feel in Footstock you have to be active in roulette, tournaments and trading to have as much fun as possible and increase your chances of being successful.

6) What do you like about Footstock?

I really enjoy every aspect of Footstock, there’s more than one way to take a gamble, so there’s something that everyone is going to enjoy. I enjoy all the aspects of Footstock at the moment but because of my small portfolio, I only really play tournaments but I do have the odd spin on roulette. I do have plans to use every aspect of Footstock in the future as I enjoy them all.

I feel positive about the future of Footstock because I feel everyone will at least like 1 or more of the features that Footstock has to offer. I also think the way the owners read feedback, respond or improve Footstock will play a key part in its success in the future.

7) Which players do you presently think are the best value and why?

I currently feel there are a lot of players that are good value for money as the market prices are still quite low. These are the 3 players that I have purchased and think are really good value for money. They score great PPG on a weekly basis for me. I have chosen 1 Goalkeeper, 1 Defender, 1 Midfielder and 1 Attacker.

Goalkeeper - Dean Henderson (1) at 22 years old he’s become 1st choice goalkeeper for newly promoted side Sheffield United. He’s not been in the Premier League long but every week he seems to be making some top class saves for his team and earning his team points. I personally think he’s an underrated goalkeeper and could increase in price before this season is over. He is currently very cheap on the market, you can buy him for just 51p.

Defender - Ben Chilwell (1) because at 22 years old he is showing signs of becoming at top defender at Leicester City. He has the potential to become a high rated player as he’s only 22 but already is a key player to Leicester City’s defence. You can also pick him up for £1.40 on the market.

Midfielder - Dwight McNeil (1) because at 19 years old he is a regular starter in Burnley’s squad. He plays a key role down the left side of their midfield. He gets a fair share of assists and always seem to have a good overall point score per performance. I personally believe he could be a top player in the premier league in the future. You can buy him from the market for £2.50.

Attacker - Tammy Abraham (1) because at 22 years old he is Chelsea first choice striker. He seems to be finding the back of the net on a regular basis. He also seems to have settled into the premier league now and has over a handful of goals. I can see him up there with the chance of winning the golden boot at the end of the season. I definitely think he could be a star of the future in football with his finishing. You can get him from the market for just £3.20.

8) What advice would you give a new trader?

To new traders I would recommend that they learn to understand the whole platform and all of its features before jumping in the deep end and losing all their money.

I definitely would say that they would be best to stay away from roulette, packs and build a decent portfolio for the tournaments by using the market. Then when the portfolio is of a good size and depth, take more of a risk with roulette and on packs. The best tournaments for a new trader would be free rolls and the beginner tournaments.

9) What has been your best/favourite roulette win or swap?

I don’t tend to use roulette that much at the moment because I don’t feel my portfolio is big enough to take that risk. I do think it is a really fun feature and gives people a great chance to gamble for some great players.

For single roulette I’ve mainly used goalkeepers as there’s less keepers in the game. I felt the goalkeepers that I owned had stats that were fairly high. The best player I have won on single roulette is Anthony Martial (1).

For my swaps the best player I got was Phil Foden (1) who could be a star of the future. Most my swaps were only 1* and 2* player swaps, so I wouldn’t be getting the top players.

I do think the new roulette tournaments game is amazing. It’s so fun competing with everyone on Footstock, however I haven’t used this much because of my small portfolio. I feel defenders/midfielders are more favourable in this roulette. For roulette tournaments my best win has been a 4 player tournament where I won Morgan Schneiderlin (2), Jeff Hendrick (2) and Emerson (2) from my Steve Cook (6).

10) What are you most looking forward to about Footstock?

The platform is only 6 months old and it’s already got a great community behind it. We can expect a lot to change as it grows because it’s still in its baby stages, but is already so enjoyable with a massive potential to become one of the biggest football gambling sites out there.

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