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    Every now and then I write something. It's more or less the by-product of me being bored and suffering from chronic insomnia. However, some of the stuff I write gets actually published. Whether it's major news networks (CNN), popular sports blogs (Soccerlens, The Hard Tackle) or online magazines (Sabotage Times). The sole purpose of this blog is to keep track of the contributions I can actually endure.

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    Sebastian

Financial Analysis On Perez’s Galacticos Policy And FC Barcelona’s Rise | Part 2

The column ‘Finance Football’ tackles the economic aspects of the world’s favorite pastime, taking a closer look at the commercial side of the game. In the Forth edition we look at Barcelona Joan Gaspart, Joan Laporta who had/have to contest with Florentino Perez’ Real Madrid and his successor Ramon Calderon who was in charge of the Spanish … Continue reading

Financial Analysis On Perez’s Galacticos Policy And FC Barcelona’s Rise | Part 1

The column ‘Finance Football’ tackles the economic aspects of the world’s favorite pastime, taking a closer look at the commercial side of the game. In the Third edition we look at Florentino Perez, the creator of Real Madrid’s Galactico policy and engineer of some of the biggest transfers in football. The prototype for the modern day football … Continue reading

Bale, Neymar or Özil? The Bonfire Of Vanities – A Financial Perspective

The column ‘Finance Football’ tackles the economic aspects of the world’s favorite pastime, taking a closer look at the commercial side of the game. In the Second edition we look at Real Madrid’s pursuit of Gareth Bale, Barcelona’s capture of Neymar, Arsenal’s acquisition of Mesut Özil and other top summer transfers. Whose “Superstar” is worth his … Continue reading

Football Finances – Billionaire’s Playground: How Much Spending Is Necessary To Be Successful?

‘Finance Football’ is a semi-regular column that tackles the economic aspects of the world’s favorite pastime, taking a closer look at the commercial side of the game. In the inaugural edition, we bring Shahid Khan’s purchase of Fulham FC under the scanner, while deeply analyzing an extremely pertinent question – what does it take to be successful … Continue reading

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UEFA Champions League Finances: A Decade Of Decadence | Barcelona, Bayern, Chelsea, Madrid

The close season of football is one of the worst times of year – at least entertainment wise. However, the wrap-up of the 2012-13 campaign offered the opportunity to write something about past seasons and I figured why not write an analysis about some of the most successful clubs in the Champions League. Said and … Continue reading

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Neymar’s Potential Transfer Is Akin To Betting In The Stock Market

I like writing, finance and football. Naturally I like to write about football transfers. It’s one of the very few instances where I find myself voluntarily researching. It’s the first 10 to 15 minutes that I have to motivate myself creating the parameters and isolating the values for the spreadsheet. After that it’s easy going. … Continue reading

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Barcelona Financial Myth Debunked – Champions League Top 4 Finances

I can’t help but look at transfers from a financial perspective. Even though it’s not my money, or has any impact on my own bottom line it’s something that interests me. Sometimes I get into arguments with fellow football enthusiast about the greater value of certain transfers. My fellow Barcelona fans in particular reject any … Continue reading

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FC Bayern Munich v FC Barcelona: World-class club v World-class team

Every now and then I can’t help but look at from football from a business perspective. FC Barcelona‘s transfer operations in particular have always been a mystery to me. To this day I can’t fully comprehend their dealings in the transfer market. It’s neither prudent or lucrative. Of course the Moneyball approach can’t be duplicated … Continue reading

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Beating FC Barcelona: The Gift and the Curse

The story behind this one, well, on matchdays I’m pretty active on Twitter. My fellow Culés tweet a lot of useful and insightful stuff about the beautiful game and FC Barcelona. A friend of mine tweeted something about a FC Barcelona curse, or rather an observation he made. He pointed out that every team that … Continue reading

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Lionel Messi – Simply the best; Cristiano Ronaldo – Best Of The Rest

Every now and then I run out of ideas for articles. Usually that coincides with me being in a relationship, too busy with work or the winter break. Hence I was pleasantly surprised when a friend of mine and fellow writer contacted me to write a piece for the esteemed website The Hard Tackle. I’ve … Continue reading

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