Footstock is where fantasy football meets player trading (18+ only), with users able to buy and sell virtual football players to build their own dream teams.
Think Fantasy Premier League meets FIFA Ultimate Team. By combining aspects of both, Footsock lets you trade on the market place – with player prices fluctuating depending on their form and footballing popularity – before entering contests and pitting your collection against others.
The key is to buy low and sell high, so having a good idea about the next generation of superstars will stand you in good stead. Players are put into one of five classes – ranging from basic to lengendary – determined by their recent real-life form, but ‘basic’ players who are making a splash won’t stay that way for long.
However, being a shrewd trader isn’t the only way to maximise your opportunities on Footstock. You can also purchase player packs (Standard, Premium or Exclusive) in the hope that a contest-winning superstar could be hiding in the random selection. Exclusive packs will cost you more, but also give you the best chance of landing one of the sought after ‘legendary’ cards.
With players earning points for their performances on the pitch, it’s key to understand which attributes and achievements are rewarded. For example, what’s the point in going after a winger who completes a tonne of take-ons but ranks poorly for assists if the latter earns a lion’s share of points? And is a goalkeeper who clocks up a good amount of saves but scarcely keeps a clean sheet really worth a place in your collection?
We’ve broken down Footstock’s scoring system below, to help you gauge which players will be well suited to picking up points on a regular basis.
Footstock – where fantasy football meets player trading
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Footstock point system & scoring matrix
Once you’ve assembled your squad, you can begin to enter contests. These short-form contests typically run over a single gameweek, although there is one season-long £100k FreeRoll contest too.
There are four different types of contest (Bronze, Silver and Gold) with varying player class restrictions. As it says on the tin, there is no entry fee for the Free contests, but it can cost £20+ to mix it with the best in a Pro contest.
Once you’ve found the contest you want to enter, you will need to select players from your collection to compete and they will pick up points depending on how they perform in real life. These points are determined by a range of different metrics as shown in the table below.
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Let’s use an example to shed a bit more light on the amount of points you can expect a player to muster from a stand-out performance. Remember when Gareth Bale recently tore Burnley to shreds, leaving Nick Pope’s spine in a painful position?
Bale (currently basic on Footstock) scored twice and assisted another – totalling 50 points – in the victory over Sean Dyche’s side. The Welshman also collected six points for his team’s win, one point for each of his two shots on target, plus four points for a couple of dribbles. Bale committed one foul, which saw him lose 0.20 points, but his overall contributions lead to a superb 69-point haul.
The display helped bump up his PPG (points per game value) and saw his market value go from £6.31 to around £8.80. However, his Footstock ‘class’ or category is determined via a points per game (PPG) system, so it is unlikely an isolated performance will see a player upgraded – consistency is key.