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As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #22: Return fo Champions League, Liverpool’s worst game, Man City 2-year FFP ban, and more

Both hosts return for this weeks episode. We start the episode with an update on the Worst Winter Transfer as Barcelona use their emergency extension to trigger the release clause of Martin Braithwaite from Leganes. These two transfers, Ighalo to Man U and Braithwaite to Barcelona, are worst winter transfers. 

Probably the biggest news over the week was that Manchester City got a 2-year Champions League ban from UEFA as they looked into their Financial Fair Play (FFP), along with 30 M euro fine. What will this mean for the club, players, staff if the ban is not overturned? Has anyone seen two red cards given to the same player in the same game? Tune in to listen to the story from Spain’s 2nd division. Wayne Rooney, now at Derby, is coming back to Old Trafford to play against Man United in the FA Cup. As winter transfer is behind us in Europe, we now focus on the MLS transfers as MLS is set to start February 29. So far no much news from Nashville, and Inter Miami still looking to complete their Designated Players spots. LAFC keeps getting stronger, and LA Galaxy move to get Chicharito. Champions League is back and we discussed the 4 games during the week where Leipzig won away in London against Spurs. Atalanta destroy Valencia 4-1 at home. Dortmund wining at home against PSG 2-1 with Haland scoring both goals. And finally Atletico Madrid wining at home 1-0 against Liverpool, but also making Liverpool get 0 shots on goals for the first time in 13 month. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow during this international break... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #21: Fallout of Winter Transfer, Clubs in flames, Champions League is back!!!, CONCACAF Women’s Olympic qualifier, and more

This episode Co-Host Dan is out of town so this episode will only have one host. The episode begins with the CONCACAF Women’s olympic qualifier games. These games were divided by 2 groups of 8 teams, with semifinal between the top two teams in each group. The USWNT took the first place by wining against Canada in the final 3-0. Episode talks about how the Spanish Copa del Rey has taken a very different turn for the big Spanish teams, now all eliminated. Semi’s are between Athletic Bilbao vs Granada (1-0 @ leg 1) and Real Sociedad vs Mirandes (2-1 @leg 1). Jaime follows up with Jugen Klinsman spell as manager of Hertha Berlin has come to an end after 76 days. Team is 6 points clear of relegation and plays bottom of league this weekend. Winter Transfer has been finalized and Jaime talks about the Best Transfer, Best Bargain, Sleeper Transfer, Worst Transfer, Team with Best Winter Transfer, Team(s) with Worst Winter Transfer. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow during this international break... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #20: Mid-Season grades, surprise guest, and more

This episode er pay our own tribute to Kobe Bryant and talk about his legacy in our sport, football/soccer. His drive to promote his love for the game after being an NBA and Lakers legend. Long live Kobe. This episode, the guys give the EPL teams mid-season grades. We are giving grades only to a few teams, that are either the big teams in England and/or were founders of EPL league. The teams we graded are: - Liverpool, - Manchester City - Manchester United - Chelsea - Arsenal - Spurs - Leicester - Wolves - Everton We continue our transfer talk where we saw the weeks’ highlight transfer, and possible best bargain of year, with the movement for Cristian Eriksen from Spurs to Inter Milan. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow during this international break... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #19: ManU & Atletico on the hot seat, and more

The guys start the episode catching up on follow ups from last epidote. Talking about the current form of Liverpool and the records they are breaking in regards of wining games and unbeaten record at Anfield. We talked about our top 5 teams based on their current form. Jaime’s top 5 teams are: Liverpool, Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich, PSG Dan’s top 5 teams are: Liverpool, Juventus, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Man. City We talked about 3 teams that should look for a #9 (striker) as their main target men is injured. Man United’ Rashford, Spur’s Kane, and Barcelona’s Suarez. Whom could be a good candidate to fill in those shoes? Whom could those teams bring that can also play in their European games? We continue our transfer ramble about players coming and going and teams needing the boost. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow during this international break... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #18: Start of 2020, Winter Transfer, and more

After a week break, the guys are happy to be back and talk about the new year with new breaking news from the newly Winter break. FC Barcelona parted ways with their coaching staff led by Ernesto Valverde, shortly after replaced by Quique Setien. A manager that has not had a chance to manage such a big team and has only manage Las Palmas and Betis at the top Spanish league and was sacked by Betis at end of 2018/2019 season. Real Madrid won the Super Spanish Cup by defeating Atletico Madrid in PK’s 4-1 and claim the Spanish Super Cup. This year saw a new format for the Spanish Super Cup, as it has in previous year been a single match between the Cup winner and the Top League winner, but this year they are doing 4 team with single elimination, meaning winners of their respective games will face each other for the trophy. This year they have four teams, that are Winner and Runner-Up of both the Top League and Spanish Cup, but needs to be 4 teams so they will fill open spots from Top League Standings; Top League Winner: Barcelona Spanish Cup Winner: Valencia op League Runner-Up: Atletico Madrid Spanish Cup Runner-Up: Barcelona -> this then goes to next available team in top league
 and in this case is Real Madrid In Liga MX the Apertura 2019 season saw Monterrey beat America to be crowned the Champion getting the prediction from Dan about Monterrey winning the league. Now, in January 2020 the new Clausura 2020 season has started and we give our prediction for the season Champion. We also talked about the new FIFA rules regarding the Loan system the club use to buy lots of young talent and immediately loan them out multiple times, making big clubs bigger/richer and hurting revenues from small teams. We also talked transfer as we are in the middle of Winter Transfer window for 2020. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow during this international break... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #17: Best Starting XI New Year edition, and more

This New Years Special Edition Episode were talk about the our Best XI and their coach but with the challenge that no more than one player from the same country. We first started with our Current/Active players and coaches, and the formations that we each selected for these players.w We then talked about our all time Starting XI players, their coach and our prefer formations. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow during this international break... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #16: Derby Days Special Holiday edition, and more

This Holiday Special Edition Episode were talk about the sports Derby matches around the world, both club level and international. Follow the links below to see some highlights of derby games we mention here: Scotland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6lYqoTGqhQ Mexico: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl_j5EjeWu0 Spain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WpkS9AUdLY England: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3u_I8Y6lxI Germany: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alWpyjr9fT8 Argentina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq-EkA4FNAQ Netherlands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysBe7tsAn_c Mexico vs. USA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGLcWX_ezlI Netherlands vs. Germany: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umgDkRJ4C3s Argentina vs. Brazil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJjJspCkoqQ We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow during this international break... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #15: Champions/Europa knockout draw, Club World Cup, and more

The episode started with the guys talking about the Champions League Round of 16 Draw talking about all the different games that are coming in February 2020. Then it was time to Europa league round of 32 Draw, that didn’t really gave many good games but will be interesting to see which teams advance and next round match ups. During our weekly review we mention the dull game El Clasico was, a game that Real Madrid was the better team but Barcelona had the best chances. There was also the semi-final from the Club World Cup between Monterrey from Mexico and Liverpool from England. The day before this Club World Cup game, Liverpool had a Carabao Cup match in which they fielded all subs/academy players and lost 5-0 against Aston Villa, eliminating Liverpool from the cup. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow during this international break... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #14: Champions & Europa group stage complete, and more

The B3 Podcasts this week the guys talk about the teams that have qualified to the next stage of Champions League with, at time of recording, one ticket left between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Leverkusen. We were surprise that Italy’s Atalanta were able to qualify, and Inter Milan and Ajax get eliminated and move to Europa League. Next knockout round will be drawn December 16, will Real Madrid get the easiest opponent they can get? (as they usually do). We talked about Napoli wining 4-0 against Gent in the Champions League and about one hours afterwards Ancelotti was sacked. Will he move to Arsenal, Bayern Munich or another big team? Ole Gunnar at Man U was in the hot seat a few weeks back, but after beating Mou’s Spurs and Pep’s City, now he is in the driver’s seat in a very good place to look towards the winter transfer market. Here’s the link for Suarez goal against Mallorca… what do you think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjP1CiwtMI8 Here’s Son’s goal that may be goal of year in EPL, do you agree? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXCmLUD1EDA Last Friday Inter Milan tied with Roma and left the table set for Juventus to take back the top of table, but Juventus lost 3-1 with 10-men and now sit 2 point behind on second spot. Bayern lost 2-1 against Monchengladbach that are staying on top and Bayern now is down on 7th spot; meanwhile Dortmund celebrated 100 years with a 5-0 win over Fortuna. Final Liga MX is not ready for the Championship game between Club America vs. Club Monterrey and will play until after Christmas as Monterrey is playing in the Club World Cup. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow during this international break... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #13: EURO and Copa America draw, and more

The B3 Podcasts this week the guys talk about the November Challenge and how difficult some challenges were but that is now in the past, so CHEERS!!. This episode started with Arsenal and Unai parting ways due to some terrible results in League and Europa against weaker opposition. Interim coach is Gunner legend Freddie Ljungberg. Who would you pick as Arsenal Head Coach? The Ballon D’Or awards were also talked about with an honorable mention to Megan Rapinoe for speaking about issues facing the women’s and mens game. We also have the groups for Copa America 2020, that happens at the same time as EURO’s, form June 12 to July 12. 
The last news is about the Colombia championship between Junior FC and America de Cali. Leg 1 ended in a 0-0 draw with all to play for the Leg 2 on Sunday Dec 8th. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow during this international break... or not follow

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #12: Coaching changes, Ballon D’Or 2019, and more

The B3 Podcasts this week is the last of our November Challenge and we are happy that we are done with it this week. This week the guys did another episode while watching games, this time was the Champions League Valencia vs Chelsea, & Barcelona vs. Dortmund. Episode started with the Golden Boy award to Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid; we then talked about the new Hertha Berlin coach temporary appointment of Jürgen Klinsmann and his task ahead; this lead the guys to talk about the merry-go-round of upcoming coach changes that are to happen before the Winter transfer season. The Copa Libertadores Final has happened and gave Flamengo the tile after scoring two goals in 90+ minutes to win 2-1 against River Plate. Finally the news we talked about the Ballon D’Or award that is happening December 2nd to give the 2019 Men, Women, Keep and Youngster of the 2019 calendar year. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow during this international break... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #11: Mourinho is back to EPL, Euros Qualifiers, and more

The B3 Podcasts this week is a as we continue with the Sober November (one of use is so-over this now). Show start with the latest news from London where Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham Spurs on Monday November 18 due to what is perceived as poor results (#14 in EPL but only 3 points away from European spots) and the bad performance against Bayern Munich at home where they lost 2-7. The club decided that after 5 1/2 years of great success, but no trophies, Mauricio time at Spurs was over. Only 2 days afterwards the club announced the return to Jose Mourinho to EPL as a Spurs coach. We also talked about the consequences of Gareth Bale priorities after Wales qualify for the Euros. If you are a team owner or Sports Director in a club, would you like to have a player in your squad that his priorities are not with the club? The weekly recap started with the Euro qualifies and the teams that have automatically qualified in each group, and we hope that Iceland get to the win in their play off game. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow during this international break... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #10: November International break, Liga MX run for playoffs, and more

The B3 Podcasts this week is a fun one as week two of sobriety is in full swing. The guys start with the latest news in which the US soccer leagues lose two great players, Australian Sam Kerr to Chelsea F.C. women, and Sweden’s Zlatan as he announce his departure from MLS and his next destination that could include back to Italy or Spain, or to Germany; but Dan really wants his to go to Arsenal…. sorry Dan but don’t think is going to happen. The weekly recap started with Liga MX standings and the race for the play offs as the last match day is after the international break is over. We also talked about the Copa Sudamericana final and their impressive Lion hologram (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNNXTx_ifxU). The MLS final saw a familiar match-up between Seattle and Toronto, as they met for the third time in 4 years in the final. We started conversations about our thoughts on best free kick takes, from which we both had the same 3 players (Juninho, Messi, and Pirlo). We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow during this international break... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #09: Copa Sudamericana & MLS Final, and more

The B3 Podcasts this week the guys talk about the sacking of Bayern Munich coach Nico Kovac after their 5-1 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt. Guys also talked about the US Women National Team new coach after Jill Ellis era was over; the new coach is Vlatko Andonovski that will make his debut against Sweden on Nov 7th, and against Costa Rica on Nov 10th. They talked about the busy December Liverpool is going to have this end of 2019 where they are schedule to play 10 games in 31 days; at some point they will play 2 games in 2 days, one in UK and one in Qatar (Club World Cup). This section ended with the events that happen in Italy where Mario Balotelli was victim of racism by the fans; we at the B3 Podcast condemn this behavior and stand against racism, homophobia, and any discrimination, the beautiful game should be a place where everyone can enjoy. The weekly recap included the LAFC finally getting the much waited win against their city rivals (LA Galaxy) in the second round of MLS Play-offs, but then LAFC lost to Seattle Sounders in the Wester Conference final, ending their cup hope after a fantastic season; now Sounders will play Toronto FC (again) that beat Atlanta away. We talked about Leicester setting the 9-0 records for biggest away score in EPL history. Talked about the Pulisic Perfect Hat-Trick for Chelsea that looks incredibly fun to watch. Jaime starts conspiracy theories about Zidane rise to Champions League glory with Real Madrid and their accent to the cup. Carabao Cup draw their Quarter-Final matches. Also the Turkish Derby gave the home Besiktas the 3 points. NWSL crowned their 2019 champion, congrats North Carolina Courage. Finally our home team the Indy 11 played against Nashville in the USL playoffs and won 1-0, they face Louisville in the Conference Final for the ticket to the USL Championship game. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #08: Copa Libertadores, Live MLS play-offs, Champions League and more

The B3 Podcasts this week the guys talk about the Super Clasico between Boca Juniors and River Plate from Argentina second leg and the games’ place in the world as the best rivalry. We then talk about the week games from Champions league that had a ‘Business as usual’ where the teams expected to win, won; and there were not surprises. Also, for the first time. We are recording the episode while watching games. We started by watching the NYC FC vs Toronto FC for the MLS play-offs, then change to the Copa Libertadores semi final leg 2 between Flamengo hosting Gremio; and finally tuned to the start of Seattle Saunders vs. Real Salt Lake. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #07: International friendly, MLS play-off and more

The B3 Podcasts this week has Dan back and in full swing. They guys review the latest news out of La Liga as they are preparing to move “El Clasico” due to Spanish political reasons without a define date to play or confirmation if the game will still be in Camp Nou. The Weekly Recap they guys revisit the International Friendly and the historic defeat of US against Canada. There are questions not just about the players performance but also about the coach team and federation. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow... or not follow

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #06: (The Solo Episode) for MLS decision day, Libertadores Semis and more

The B3 Podcasts this week is missing one of its founders, Dan, due to work commitments but as the show must go on Jaime is picking up the “SOLO” episode . He reviews South America’s Copa Libertadores Semi-Finals between Brazilians and Argentinians team; and focus on the MLS decision day, a.k.a. last match day of season before play-offs. The show starts with Latest News section where Jaime gives his thoughts on the Super Clasico Leg1 clash between River Plate and Boca Juniors and the excitement that the game gave the viewers. Jaime review the other semi final between Gremio and Fluminense. Jaime then talks about the decision day for MLS when the East is very set and all the playoff tickets have been given, but in the west there are still some spots up for grabs. He goes ahead and talks about the show’s Fantasy standings, congratulations to DynastyFC for toping the league. He then raised some concerns about teams that have struggle but that have a good squad to avoid such terrible run of form. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow... or not follow

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #05: Champions League 2019/2020 start

The B3 Podcasts reviews the start of the UEFA Champions League with the deep dive into the groups and the favorites. The show starts with Latest News section where the guys give their thoughts on the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League. As the group draw came to an end and the team now know their group phase rivals, the guys looked at the 8 different groups and give predictions on the teams moving to next round, going to Europa League or eliminated from the competition. Jaime and Dan agree that group F, G, & H are the toughest groups of the competition in their unique ways. Group F hosts Barcelona, Dortmund, Inter Milan and Slavia Praha. This group includes 3 teams that have previously won the competition and have a strong team this year. Group G (Zenit, Lyon, Benfica, Leipzig) and Group H (Chelsea, Ajax, Lillie, Valencia) both have equal chances for any of these teams to advance. Join our Champions Fantasy League. Simply create your team in UEFA.com in the gaming hub section, then join our league. 
The name of the league is: B3 Podcast The code of the league is: 56OO0Q1AHM You can also use this link https://gaming.uefa.com/en/uclfantasy/leagues/56OO0Q1AHM/423320506F6463617374/Jim There will be a prize for the winner!! For week in review the guys talked about the previously suggested games that we think are worth watching before the International break. In this section we talked about the North American rivalry game between USA and Mexico. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #04: Serie A start and much more

The B3 Podcasts reviews the start of Serie A season, weekly update form the rest of the leagues, and talk about the UEFA Champions League best of. The show starts with Latest News section where the guys give their thoughts on the different UEFA nominations fo the best of each remaining category, as Episode #03 talked about the Best Mens player of the year. We discussed UEFA Women’s Player of the year, and talked about the Men’s Player of the year by their different positions: GK, Defender, Midfielder, Striker, and Europa League men’s Player of the year. There are a few different in our predictions to win in each of these nominations and will be exciting to see who got more accurate predictions. The guys also talked about the Champions League teams for the 2019/2020 season. Draw will be performed by selecting teams from four (4) different pots consisting of teams that qualified by winning the previous UEFA Champions and Europa League, winning the domestic leagues, or qualifying through a play-off system. We are also creating a Fantasy League for the B3 Podcast so that our listeners can get involved with us. There will be a prize for the Fantasy winner; and we will announce latest during the Champions League season what the price will be….. but we promise it will be worth the effort to manage your teams for the season. Week in review kicks off with the games previously discuss as MUST watch games in which City was victim of VAR for the third time in a row. Reds get another game giving up goals against Arsenal; and Spurs and Man United dropping points at home to teams that will be fighting for relegation. Then the guys talked about La Liga and Bundesliga week two, in which Griezmann had a great home debut by scoring a brace and assist; Real Madrid looked very good with stellar performances from Bale and James (both initially planned to be moved away from the team); and Atletico Madrid getting another great and strong win; then in Germany Dortmund seems to have starting to be a 2nd half team as they needed a 2nd half perfect performance to get another 3 point, and at the same time Lewandowski got his first hat-trick of the season to the expense of Schalke. Off to Portugal to a great rivalry between Benfica and Porto where Dan found it an entertaining 2-0 Porto win enjoyable game. Then in Ligue 1 we are surprise to find out that Rennes is the only team with perfect record, at least in France, and that they are now potting pressure on the like of Lyon and PSG. Off to the Americas, were we were disappointed that Tigres and America had great potential but lack the drive to be a fun game to watch. And finally the “Trafico” night game between LAFC vs. LA Galaxy. This game deliver eve thing that was hipped up to be. Zlatan continue his great run in MLS with a perfect 1st half, but then Vela and crew came back from a 1-3 half time score to finish the game 3 even. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #03: La Liga, Bundesliga start and much more

The B3 Podcasts reviews the start of La Liga and Bundesliga seasons, week 2 of EPL, Liga MX week 6 and MLS run for the play-offs. The show starts with Latest News section where the guys give their thoughts on the Amazon Prime Dortmund documentary. Then they talk about the Puskás award 10-player nominees and predict their favorite to win and least favorite of all. We also give our thoughts about the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year final 3 nominees with the obvious, and always-there, Ronaldo and Messi with a new-comer in the likes of Virgil van Dijk. Week in review kicks off with the games previously discuss as MUST watch games in which City was victim of VAR once again. Reds get another game giving up goals; Arsenal’s Dani Ceballos putting a great performance against Burnley; and Man United’s Pogba PK miss. Then the guys talked about La Liga opener games between Bilbao vs Barcelona upset without a Messi and Coutinho, and Suarez leaving the game injured. Then Real Madrid visit to Celta Vigo big statement with Bale putting a great performance and setting up a goal; finally talking about the best La Liga match of the day between Atletico Madrid hosting Getafe to get a 1-0 win with amazing performances between Trippier and Joao Felix. It was time for Bundesliga talk with the opener between Bayern and Hertha game that gave a 2-all tie, the Dortmund 2nd half goals fiesta to beat Ausburg, and the newcomers Union Berlin tribute to fans that never got a chance to see their team in the top league. Finally it was time for the MLS and LigaMX teams talk where Monterrey got back to winning ways against a weak Toluca; Zlatan pulled Galaxy to get a 2-2 tied against a strong Saunders; and We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow... or not follow

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #02: EPL start and much more

The B3 Podcasts reviews the start of the EPL season with the likes of City, United and Liverpool making big statement about their title hopes, while Arsenal and Spurs needing to use the second half of the game to get a win; and Chelsea losing 4-0. We are starting two new sections in the show... Latest News, and MUST/MISS games. For the Latest News we talk about Roma Legend Daniele De Rossi debut with Boca Juniors with a goal. Also discuss the new Amazon Prime series for Dortmund that started August 16. In the EPL conversations we talked about the City vs West Ham; Liverpool vs Norwich, United vs Chelsea, Arsenal vs New Castle, and Spurs vs Villa. In the European Supercup we talked about the Liverpool vs Chelsea game during Mid-Week. We finish the episode with our MUST/MISS section where we suggest games that our listeners should follow... or not follow.

As a Fan.... Season 1, Episode #01: Kick start the Soccer Season

The B3 Network present its new show hosted by Jaime Nuñez and Daniel Zimmer. In this show we will give a perspective to the sports "As a Fan..." we'll give thoughts on the sports that we like and discuss multiple different leagues that are starting in the summer of 2019 (with MLS, Liga MX and Eredivisie already Kicked Off) We talk about the dealings in the transfer market that have closed in England, and the current state of what the teams have to start the season in EPL. We also do episodes with our favorite Beer and Bourbon as these are the drinks that usually let us enjoy the game we love.

B3 Network 2019