A transition to The Rich Report

Hello readers.

Over the past year, The Candid Clark has been producing great content across many different forms of entertainment and sports. It has been a blast running the site and seeing all the great content the site’s contributors have worked on and put together. I want to thank all the contributors to the site for their hard work and effort into making the site grow.

I also want to thank the two other admins for the site, Johnny Crane and John Wintroub, for spending countless hours writing and editing for the site. Along with myself, the three of us each wrote over 100 articles for the site over the past year and also edited a lot of articles too. I am forever grateful for their willingness to put in the work to become not only better writers and editors, but also speakers through their podcasts.

However, as I enter the last summer break of my schooling life before I graduate college in May of 2022, I realize that I needed to focus more and more on setting up my career, whatever that entails. I need to spend more time gaining more experience and skills and setting myself up well financially.

In a competitive job market, you need to have as many options as you can when you graduate so you can work a job you are satisfied with. One option is to continue doing this for the rest of my life and profit off of it. As fun as this website was, a change needed to be made to ensure there was a better chance I could do this for a living.

Enter The Rich Report.

I started writing for his website in August of 2019 for similar content I write here. However, due to some differences, I created this website while still being a contributor for his as the founder of The Rich Report, Cameron Richardson, is a close friend of mine and my roommate in college. I allowed John Wintroub to have unlimited freedom for this site and Johnny Crane split his writing in between both sites.

Over time, I realized that having my own site while writing for Cameron’s site was not efficient and it caused me to burnout on a consistent basis. I started to realize that combining both sites would be a better route going forward to have all our content in one place while preventing content from being split between different places (i.e. two different film reviews for Tenet)that ultimately have the same goal.

As I needed to improve my financial situation while focusing on my career ambitions, I needed a better way to streamline all the content while elevating Cameron’s site into something that we can profit off of one day.

I made the decision a couple days ago to shut down The Candid Clark and begin the process of moving all the content on this site over to The Rich Report. While it is an ongoing process, one day, all the content from this site will have been transferred and available to read on Cameron’s site. Once every article has been transferred, The Candid Clark will go offline. Myself, Johnny Crane, John Wintroub will now be full-time contributors for The Rich Report as will several other writers such as Collin Fewkes and Kristen Chancellor.

While this was a tough decision to make, I believe it was the right one and I am excited for what the future holds over at The Rich Report. I want to thank everyone for reading all the content we have worked hard to produce over the past year and I look forward to seeing all of you on The Rich Report.

Here is a link to The Rich Report and all the content over there!

https://therichreport.com

Sincerely,

The Candid Clark himself, Sean Clark

Nerdsplosion podcast Episode 26: The new Captain America

Timestamps for each topic:

0:00- Intro

0:45- Invincible episode 7 discussion

23:26- The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 6 discussion

46:33- My Hero Academia season 5 episode 3 discussion

1:00:07- Re:Zero season 2 episode 21

1:17:09- Higurashi: When They Cry-GOU episodes 16 & 17 discussion

1:33:25- Horimiya episode 11 discussion

1:43:36- Fruits Basket season 3 episode 4 discussion

2:10:57- Outro

Check it out through the link below!

2020-21 Champions League preview: Man City vs PSG

The 2021 Champions League rolls on with the first leg of the tie between two clubs looking for their first ever UCL trophy. Paris Saint-Germain, who lost in the Champions League Final 1-0 to Bayern Munich last year, will look to make it to their second-consecutive final as they attempt to capture that elusive title. They will face Manchester City, who is in their second UCL semifinals ever (2016) and looking for their first ever Champions League Final berth.

Man City have been their usual dominant selves in the Premier League, leading the table by 10 points with five matches left in the season. Their goal differential of +45 is the third-highest mark across the top-five European leagues as Man City leads the Premier League in both goals scored and fewest goals conceded.

They are the only club that haven’t lost a match in this year’s Champions League campaign, defeating Monchengladbach 4-0 and Borussia Dortmund 4-2 to advance to the semifinals.

Across all competitions, Man City have five players that have scored double-digit goals, including midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who has 16 goals this season. Youngster Phil Foden is enjoying a breakout season with 14 goals and nine assists across all competitions.

Defensively, Man City has struggled in recent years, which has been the biggest factor in Man City’s recent failures in the Champions League quarterfinals, including 2019 where they allowed four goals against Tottenham and lost 4-4 on aggregate with the Spurs having the away goal advantage.

This season, that has not been an issue as goalkeeper Ederson and centreback Ruben Dias have locked down the backline. Ederson has 17 clean sheets on the season in the Premier League and Dias has 14.

If Man City wants to make it to their first ever Champions League Final, they need to get past Kylian Mbappe, who broke out in 2017 against Man City in the 2017 UCL round of 16, where he scored two goals and led AS Monaco (6-6 on aggregate with the away goal advantage) to victory in Pep Guardiola’s first season at Manchester.

Mbappe finds himself at PSG this season and is trying to lead Paris back to the Champions League Final for the second season in a row (lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich last season). He has dazzled in this knockout round journey with a hat-trick at Barcelona and a brace at Munich. With his incredible goal-scoring ability, PSG knocked out Barcelona and got their revenge on Bayern Munich, winning 3-3 with the away goal advantage.

Like Chelsea, PSG got to the semifinals with a new manager, ironically after sacking Chelsea’s current manager, Thomas Tuchel, and replacing him with former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino back in early January. Pochettino has reinvigorated a lethal PSG attack with Mbappe and the often-injured Neymar, who is now healthy for a chance to win the club’s first Champions League title.

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, has 16 clean sheets across all competitions, and in leg 1 against Bayern Munich, he recorded 10 saves in a wild 3-2 win for PSG in the snow.

This is a blockbuster series that will go down to the wire. Two of Europe’s best attacks square off for a berth in the Champions League Final. There is little separating the two clubs as both play a fast-paced and attack-first style of football.

In a tightly-contested showdown, the winner will be PSG. Mbappe has asserted himself as the new best player in the world and with Neymar healthy, the duo will be too much for Man City. Navas will make a couple clutch saves to secure PSG’s spot in the Champions League Final.

Prediction on aggregate: PSG 4 Man City 3

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