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On Germany 2006 and their infrastructure.
It's an odd one actually.

Schalke built a stadium (completed in 2001) and they completed crashed in the last decade. Relegated, still down.

Stuttgart's stadium got a facelift. Relegated. I think twice. Returned to glory this season with a great season and 2nd place.

Hamburg completely revamped their stadium. Relegated. Still down.

Kaiserslautern renovated their stadium and increased capacity. Relegated the season before the World Cup, returned for 2 years but eventually fell to 3rd tier as well.

Frankfurt. Renovated. They're one of the lucky ones. They recently managed to make some great Europe runs. Oh, but they also got relegated in 2010.

Leipzig. No big team there really, but Red Bull pounced and created a monster.

Nurnberg. Renovation. Got relegated 3 times and spent over 10 seasons in 2nd tier since then.

Hanover. Pretty much a rebuild on the same spot. And you guessed it, they spent the better half of the last 10 years in perennial midtable land of the 2nd tier.

Berlin. The Olympiastadion is not really a football home, but Hertha uses it and takes a big crowd. And yes, Hertha are also in the 2nd tier now.



The only one who gained from this was Bayern Munchen. This is pretty much the list of stadiums from 2006. From the 10 of them, only one host team did not feature in lower leagues since 2005... And they ended up dominating the league.
 

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Regarding this City-PSG-rich club discussion I will just repeat once again that everything what for example City was doing with transfers Real did many years ago. They was City before City in every possible way (and much worse I would argue but that's another topic). If Real got a pass for everything and they are considered prestige club after many many years of doing that stuff then City should have the same pass and chance to write their own history with money like many before did. But just cause it's happening now,live,in front of our eyes,people are holding City accountable while erasing all Real sins simply cause it was happening many years ago and/or before our lifetime. Unfair and double standards. Especially ridiculous are of course people that are saying that City and similar clubs are destroying football while for example Real did that many years ago if you really want to talk about destroying football.

Props to @thatdude mentioning some of this things and that Real also had Spain behind them through their history.
 

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If I may, is Oaktree publicly held company or hedge fund? They are listed in NYSE.
 

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If I may, is Oaktree publicly held company or hedge fund? They are listed in NYSE.
Publicly held companies may operate in what is commonly attributed to hedge fund activities, so...
 

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Maybe part of it is a hedge fund. Because it manages many retirements accounts.

Oaktree's clientele includes 67 of the 100 largest U.S. pension plans, 40 state retirement plans in the United States, over 400 corporations and/or their pension funds, over 300 university, charitable and other endowments and foundations, and 15 sovereign wealth funds. According to The Wall Street Journal, Oaktree has "long been considered a stable repository for pension-fund and endowment money."
 

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Being owned by a hedge fund that manages pension funds suits us perfectly.
 

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Traditonally, retirement pension funds and endowments stay away from hedge funds. Strong 8-10 percent are plenty enough for these funds and they can get that from index SP 500 and bonds.
 

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Traditonally, retirement pension funds and endowments stay away from hedge funds. Strong 8-10 percent are plenty enough for these funds and they can get that from index SP 500 and bonds.
They do all of the above. Private equity, clearly, as well as general equities. This is common.
 

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Question: Dybala-Lukaku.. Good trade?

Who would've thought.
 

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One suggestion. Can you do your broadcast in video form?
 

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One suggestion. Can you do your broadcast in video form?
We've gotten this request a few times. I wouldn't rule it out in the future. But I doubt anyone here wants to see my bald head.
 

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We've gotten this request a few times. I wouldn't rule it out in the future. But I doubt anyone here wants to see my bald head.
No big deal. we get old and bald)
 

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Lewandowski actually had 6 games streak without goal this season. Twice.

Lautaro had one with 8 games. When it was all over basically. And it's not like he was bad in all of this games and goals are his only purpose and contribution. Apart from this 8 games his didn't had period with even 3 games without scoring. I see from last two pods he is still highly underrated even amongst our fans. If he didn't had this streaks every season he would have scored 30+ like 3 years in a row which makes me think nothing is wrong with him but you all have wrong and unrealistic expectations (at least for this point of his career). What is better...one streak with 8 games or 3 or 4 with 4-5 games? There is no right answer. What matter is the result in the end and how important this goals are. Are he contributing to winning or scoring most of the time when match is already over with 2-3 goals scored already.

And I don't care if someone is willing to pay only 30 or 120 for him. Doesn't really matter. What matter is he is valuable 100+ TO INTER.

Best is yet to come.
 
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Lewandowski actually had 6 games streak without goal this season. Twice.

Lautaro had one with 8 games. When it was all over basically. And it's not like he was bad in all of this games and goals are his only purpose and contribution. Apart from this 8 games his didn't had period with even 3 games without scoring. I see from last two pods he is still highly underrated even amongst our fans. If he didn't had this streaks every season he would have scored 30+ like 3 years in a row which makes me think nothing is wrong with him but you all have wrong and unrealistic expectations (at least for this point of his career). What is better...one streak with 8 games or 3 or 4 with 4-5 games? There is no right answer. What matter is the result in the end and how important this goals are. Are he contributing to winning or scoring most of the time when match is already over with 2-3 goals scored already.

And I don't care if someone is willing to pay only 30 or 120 for him. Doesn't really matter. What matter is he is valuable 100+ TO INTER.

Best is yet to come.
This is fair but we also have to take into account that Lewa for example is 35 and starting to slow down. He probably wasn’t the best example to use but when you’re thinking on the fly he’s one that comes to mind because of what he’s done the last 10 years of his career.

The truth is there aren’t really many better at the CF role currently. I’d probably say Halaand, Kane and Mbappe (when he even plays there) are the only ones I’d say are a clear level above.

However when you compare him to the world class strikers we’ve had in previous generations it also doesn’t do him any favors. We had guys that were extremely clutch in big moments and that’s what we as fans remember most. There’s no hiding Lautaro’s champions league record in recent years.

He is still relatively young though and approaching his prime. Milito was 30 when he put in this CL performances. I agree the best is yet to come.
 

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Running a little low on content this week, so open for any listener questions.
 
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