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FIFA Club World Cup

FIFA has seen the money in the Champions League and has always wanted to add a potentially lucrative club competition to its assets. The Confederation Cup was an idea that started in 1992 and expanded to eight teams, from four, in 1997. It became a once every four years tournament taking place one year before the World Cup in the...

Value Tracker: Messi and Ronaldo March On

The 2018-1019 Champions League round of 16 featured more than two outstanding individual performances. Manchester City’s Leroy Sane scored one and assisted on three in City’s 7-0 win over Schalke. Two other very familiar names did better than the German international. Ronaldo and Messi continue their super form with a hattrick for the Portuguese and two goals and two assists...

Value Tracker: Napoli and Dortmund

Teams can dominate a league, sometimes to the point of making seasons an exercise in futility for others. Whether due to financial wealth, questionable relationship with referees or just honest good management there are leagues where a team has created a sort of monopoly on titles. Some smaller countries and leagues have a dominating teams as almost a tradition. In...

Value Tracker: Manchester United & PSG

The Champions League followed the humiliating exit of Real Madrid by the hands of the young Ajax team by producing another upset, PSG’s exit was not as big as the previous day’s but nevertheless a testament to the misguided and devious wealth in football. PSG are of course one of the mega rich teams that were bought by Qatari money...

Value Tracker: Ajax and Real Madrid

The 2018-2019 Champions League Round of 16 has featured a match up of a super wealthy team vs a develop and sell team. Real Madrid, winner of 4 of the last 5 Champions Leagues vs Ajax, a team who are unable to compete on the European stage and have all their continental success in the relatively distant past. Even at...

Guru99 Tutorials

Guru99 is a tutorial site featuring many information technology and programming courses and videos. The site bills itself as a free education hub that strives to make learning free. The lower the barrier to learning. I was contacted by the people behind Guru99 and decided to have a look. The site is well organized into categories with a big presence...

Value Tracker: Townsend, Siebatcheu, Calhanoglu, Everton

↑ Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace and England) Man of the match performance in his team’s surprise 3-2 away win at Manchester City. ↑ Jordan Siebatcheu (Rennes and France) Two goals and an assist for the young forward in Rennes’ 4-0 win over Nimes in France’s Ligue 1. The 22 year old is also eligible to play for Cameroon or the...

Value Tracker: Sousa, Ziyech, Dalot

↑ Hakim Ziyech (Ajax and Morocco) The 25 years old midfielder, winger scores a hat trick in his side’s 8-0 crushing of De Graafschap as Ajax keep up with PSV in the Eredivisie ↑ Dyego Sousa (Braga and Brazil) The 29 years old striker scores a hat trick as Braga push on in the Portuguese Primeira Liga ↓ Diogo Dalot...

Value Tracker: Kohr, Muller, Milan

↑ Dominik Kohr (Bayer Leverkusen and Germany) Two goals and a great performance from the midfielder in his team’s 5-1 away win against AEK Larnaca in the 2018-2019 Europa League ↓ Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich and Germany) For a very high boot and a face kick on Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico in a 3-3 Champions League game, the German received a...

Value Tracker: Bergwijn, Zapata, Fenerbahce

↑ Duvan Zapata (Atalanta and Colombia) On loan from Sampdoria the forward scores a hattrick away to Udinese, one of his former teams ↑ Steven Bergwijn (PSV and Holland) The young winger puts in a great performance in his team’s 6-0 Eredivisie win against Excelsior ↓ Fenerbahce The scandal ridden team on their second (Dutch) coach of the season lose...