19/20 Trading Review: Jay

The Champions League final brought down the curtain on the 2019/2020 season, after SportStack launched at the end of November 2019, we’ve been live for 9 months, but we’ve only had 6 months worth of trading. In that time, personally, I’ve gone from a £400 deposit, to a -£500 net deposit, with £1,358 sat inContinue reading “19/20 Trading Review: Jay”

19/20 Trading Review: Dave

Unfortunately for me, this blog doesn’t detail my countless successes throughout the season. I’ve ended this weird, weird season with net deposits of £274, and an account balance of just £119. It’s not quite as simple as me having just thrown away over £150 as there have been some deposits and withdrawals along the way.Continue reading “19/20 Trading Review: Dave”

CL Semi-final Review: Bayern prove their worth

A Bayern-Manchester City tie would’ve had football fans everywhere salivating; two free-scoring behemoths going toe-to-toe for a place in club football’s biggest fixture. Lyon were apparently not willing to play along though, finishing their chances with a ruthlessness that City couldn’t mirror. This changed the prospect of the second semi-final significantly, to a more tacticalContinue reading “CL Semi-final Review: Bayern prove their worth”

CL Semi-final Review: PSG dominate Leipzig to advance to final

Given how accomplished a performance Leipzig gave in the quarter-final against Champions League veterans Atletico Madrid, it was surprising just how little chance pundits gave them as they faced off against PSG. As it turned out, Leipzig had their moments but were outclassed by Neymar, Mbappe et al. For all the star power of PSG’sContinue reading “CL Semi-final Review: PSG dominate Leipzig to advance to final”

CL Quarter-final Review: Cityzens surrender to roaring Lyon

Lyon went into this tie as clear underdogs. Punters were debating whether City would win by a little or a lot; not whether they would win full-stop. Lyon seemingly hadn’t read the script though, and took the lead on the break inside half an hour. Pep’s City side shaped up in an unfamiliar 3-5-2 formationContinue reading “CL Quarter-final Review: Cityzens surrender to roaring Lyon”

CL Quarter-final Review: Bayern smash Barca

There seemed to be indecision on social media over how this game would turn out. Bayern were certainly priced as the favourites, but some suggested Barcelona had been overlooked. History certainly favoured the German side, with Bayern having hammered Barca 7-0 over two legs in the 2012/13 Champions League semi-final. Four players from each sideContinue reading “CL Quarter-final Review: Bayern smash Barca”

CL Quarter-final Review: Leipzig letdown for Atleti

Both German-Spanish ties of this round saw Bundesliga sides come out victorious. Much was made of Leipzig’s greenness and Atletico’s history in European competitions, but it was the younger, more dynamic Leipzig side that prevailed, and they undoubtedly deserve their place in the semi-finals. Dani Olmo opened the scoring for Leipzig in the 50th minute,Continue reading “CL Quarter-final Review: Leipzig letdown for Atleti”

CL Quarter-final Review : Atalanta v Neymar (PSG)

In a game where most (not all) expected Neymar to step up and do the business for PSG in the absence of Mbappe, Di Maria & Veratti, he did just that. However, Atalanta did themselves proud, taking the lead in the 26th min through a wonderful goal from Pasalic, holding fast against the onslaught fromContinue reading “CL Quarter-final Review : Atalanta v Neymar (PSG)”

The Numbers: Champions League Last 16, 2nd Leg

Whilst empty stadiums for Premier League games felt normal as the season came to a close, there was something a little different about seeing folded seats and listening to artificial crowd noise as Europe’s elite fought it out at the weekend. The atmosphere may have been non-existent, but the football on display was perfectly fittingContinue reading “The Numbers: Champions League Last 16, 2nd Leg”