If football teams were currencies/commodities……..what would they be.
Bafana Bafana = South African rand (obviously). Perennial underachievers, with spurts of victory. Slowly sinking down the world rankings. Every now and again a new coach is appointed, bringing hope to its fans. Only to be disappointed again.
Barcelona = Turkish Lira (or the British Pound of 1992). Spent far too much money, depleting the current account. Forced into a fire sale, losing its status as the darling of the currency world. Relegation is possible.
Real Madrid = the Euro. Always performs well. Expected to win often. Danger signs on the horizon as debt is built up. Could lose its luster if not careful.
Man Utd = the U.S Dollar. For a long period of time won everything. Trying to hold onto its glory days which are now threatened by younger upstarts. Recent managers has not lived up to the status of its former chief. Commentators often calling for change at the top. Questions asked as to whether it will be around in years to come.
Man City = Gold. Irrelevant for many years, however more recently has been on a winning streak. Despite recent performance, battles to find many fans.
Chelsea = Oil. Spent decades in the lower echelons. Infrequently threatening to go on a winning run. More recent performance has been erratic, but the trend looks positive. Requires huge investment to keep the winning cycle going.
Spurs = Hong Kong Dollar. Steady Eddie. No one really cares.
PSG = United Arab Emirates Dirham. Funded through Petroleum consumption. Graph is a flat line. Most people outside of home jurisdiction never heard of them.
Newcastle = Etherium. Watch with interest.
Arsenal = Zim Dollar. Interesting for a brief period. Trying to make a comeback.
Liverpool = Bitcoin. The great Phoenix.
The phoenix is a legendary bird mentioned in Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythology. According to ancient writers, the phoenix lived for 500 years, then died and was reborn. It had brilliant golden and scarlet feathers and grew to the size of an eagle...Early Christians saw the phoenix as a symbol of resurrection. Can’t keep a winner down for too long.
Have a great weekend.