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  • New footwear brand - Allbirds

    A really cool and excellent product brought to you from an American - New Zealandian team. The company is now based in California and distributes its' goods to NZ, AUS, and the US.

    Click on this link to check out their website!

    Below a photo taken from their website to exemplify what they do.

    Very small product line which just makes the whole thing the cooler.

    Merino Wool sneaker

    So New Zealand and California seem to be in love across the Pacific ocean. Let's see if the love also will be extended from California and to other parts of the Pacific Rim.

  • Hedging their bets - NZ - The Long Read

    Many wealthy Americans buy second homes, or retreats in New Zealand.

    To the extent that the government has had to step in and change the rules as to whom can buy property in this secluded island nation.

    Read the full article here about how wealthy Americans try to hedge their bets should the world as we know it collapse!

    Below a photo of Auckland from the North Island.

    Auckland New Zealand north island

    The capital Wellington is on the south island.

  • The British Establishment - the Long Read

    Who holds the power in society ? How does the power structure develop over time ? How does the power balance change over time ? What has been the development over the past 20 years ?

    These are the questions the author Aeron Davis are trying to answer in a book coming out in 2018.

    A summary of the main points are to be found here!

    The main power in society in the modern age is held between the players in a triangle consisting of:

    Politics

    Media

    Finance and Business

    Politics can be broken down into politicians, and civil servants (public servants)

    Media is considered a unity with a number of different players involved

    Economics consists of large corporations and the financial industry.

    But who holds the power and how has the balance changed over the course of time ?

    And how does the future looks like ?

    Power in the United Kingdom in the 21st century

    The photo above may allude to the answer to the main questions raised in the book / article.

  • Manchester City business plan - Long Read

    Manchester City is an ambitious club. It is not just about the first team in the city of Manchester. It is just as much about building a global brand with franchises across many continents.

    Click here to read an interesting portrait of some of the main players, an article by the Guardian!

    Manchester City business plan

  • Football in Hungary - long read

    A very interesting article by 2 The Guardian reporters who have looked into the life of Hungarian President Viktor Orban and his relation to football in general in Hungary.

    Click here to read the article at The Guardian website!

    Viktor Orban football obsession

  • Uruguay home jersey World Cup 2018

    Uruguay is a small country with a small population. Nevertheless the country is a very frequent guest at the World Cup. The country has also created great results in Copa America and has won the tournament a record number of times.

    Uruguay World Cup 2018 home jersey

    The jersey is from Puma and is kept in the traditional skyblue color with black contrast. The collar is the same as for Italy. Black v-neck. The printing is from Stilscreen which does the printing for all Puma teams.

  • Russia home jersey World Cup 2018

    Russia is the weakest host alongside South Africa and USA in the history of the World Cup. Uruguay won it at home, Italy won it at home, England won it at home, Germany won it at home, Argentina won it at home, France won it at home. Brazil was runners up at home, Sweden reached the final at home. Korea reached the semis at home, Brazil likewise, so did Germany, so did Italy, so usually the hosts perform well at home. But this time around Russia will be lucky to make it out of the group stage. The team has the lowest ranking among the 32 teams in Russia. The draw was quite favorable for the hosts though since they came up against Egypt, Uruguay, and Saudi Arabia. So they stand a fair chance of advancing though the team is rather weak. If they get a couple of wins they might come riding on wave which will eventually crash though. But in a best case scenario Russia might make it to the quarterfinals. A more realistic worst case scenario will see the hosts crash out at the group stage as only the second host ever not to make it to the round of 16. South Africa was the first and so far only team not to advance from the group stage.

    Russia home jersey 2018 WC

  • Egypt home jersey World Cup 2018

    New Egypt home jersey for the World Cup 2018.

    Egypt qualified from the African confederation and was among the first teams to secure a spot in Russia. Egypt has won many African nations cup titles but participation at the World Cup has been rare. Finally Egypt made it to the World Cup after a long absence and they must be quite happy about the draw. Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Uruguay. Hard to find a weaker group than that. Russia and Saudi being the two countries with the lowest FIFA ranking, and Uruguay being a team which has not excelled neither at a World Cup nor at Copa America for a long period og time.

    The grand star for Egypt is the new Liverpool starlet Mohammed Salah. Interesting to see what he can achieve with Egypt rather than with the other 3 members of the Fab4 of Liverpool.

    Egypt home jersey World Cup 2018

  • Japan home jersey World Cup 2018

    Japan home jersey World Cup 2018 is an elegant kit delivered by Adidas.

    Japan is good at getting out of the Asian qualification round and into the World Cup. Otherwise once they arrive at the World Cup then results are somewhat lacking.

    This time around Japan have ended up in a group also featuring Senegal, Colombia, and Poland. A group where all 4 teams seem fairly equal strengthwise.

    Japan home jersey World Cup 2018

  • Germany goalie jersey World Cup 2018

    The Germany home kit for the World Cup 2018 has launched. Outfield kit as well as goalie kit.

    The German goalie kit may attract a bit more attention than usually for a goalie kit due to the fact that it is worn by the perhaps best keeper in the world. Manuel Neuer.

    Germany goalie home kit 2018

    The jersey is very elegant and comes with gold patch to symbolize the fact that Germany is the titel holder after the victory in Brazil almost 4 years ago.

    Germany goalie home jersey

    An elegant jersey and an elegant kit alltogether.

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