Monthly Archive: March 2019

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...