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Mourinho’s Plans for World Domination

Mourinho’s Plans for World Domination

In his second coming as Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was tasked with the responsibility of making the team play expansive football while not comprising their trophy cabinet. The season started well as the players got accustomed to the new style of play. However after 6 goals conceded against Stoke and Sunderland, this had to soon be abandoned in favour of pragmatism. Mourinho has spoken out in favour of a high defensive block with the team pressing. He mentioned that it...

Is LVG SAF In Disguise?

Is LVG SAF In Disguise?

Man United fans can’t sleep at night. After being shown a vision of the wilderness that might await us in the aftermath of Sir Alex’s retirement, we have now been reassured that the whole thing was just to jolt us out...

Chelsea: Season Preview 2014-15

Chelsea: Season Preview 2014-15

Chelsea: Season Preview 2014-15 Chelsea have for a long time been associated with the managerial merry-go-round, and not without good reason. Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea board have been trigger happy for too long, firing under-performers almost immediately. At the start...

Arsenal – A Season Preview

Arsenal – A Season Preview

Another season is nearly upon us, and it is one which unlike recent years, Arsenal are perfectly entitled to approach full of confidence. Recent opening games have been clouded in feelings of nerves and discontent for Arsenal with the proposition...

An Ode To Xavi

An Ode To Xavi

Often when we see a play, read a book or watch television – there is a plot. A series of events that must unfold for it to reach a dramatic ending. An ending that leaves the audiences in tears perhaps...

Wenger’s 4-step transfer formula

Wenger’s 4-step transfer formula

The summer transfer window shuts in just a few weeks and Arsenal has already confirmed the addition of 4 first-team players. Looking at Arsenal’s recent history in the summer transfer window, this is a fairly unfamiliar position for the club. For the last few years, Arsenal has made rushed and well-planned transfers; but most of the activity has happened in the last few weeks of the transfer window. Mesut Ozil joining last season was a revolutionary transfer for Arsenal. It was...

The van Gaal Diaries, Chapter 1 – A Storm Is Coming

The van Gaal Diaries, Chapter 1 – A Storm Is Coming

This is Chapter 1 of the van Gaal Diaries, the first of many to come. Make sure you stay with us, as the story unfolds. A wise man once said, “An excess of anything is a bad thing.” This quote applies very well to the fans of Manchester United. We had gotten so used to success under Sir Alex Ferguson that last year was like a rude awakening from a dream – the likes of which we may never see again....

The Return of the King

The Return of the King

Farewells can be shattering, especially after one has given everything he could possibly muster to deliver a dream to his family. A dream that made the family and himself, invincible. A dream that etched his name in the history of...

The Redemption of Martin and Masch

The Redemption of Martin and Masch

Manchester City v. Barcelona. A contest tighter than anticipated. Messi, ineffective. Barca appearing lost as a result. Perhaps Martin Demichelis felt bad for his compatriot. Perhaps he was looking at a pair of tatas in the stands that caught his...

Geordie Armstrong On The Wing

Geordie Armstrong On The Wing

George Armstrong isn’t a new name for the Gooner faithful. A true club legend that made a total of 621 appearances for the club (starting 607 of them), was rarely substituted, and is remembered for far more than just records...

With every Dutch win, the United fan jumps off his seat!

With every Dutch win, the United fan jumps off his seat!

As the second half of extra time was coming to an end, we saw one of the most bizarre (if not unusual) substitutions of the World Cup, in the Quarterfinal match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica. Tim Krul, who plies...

Quarter Final 4: Netherlands vs Costa Rica

Quarter Final 4: Netherlands vs Costa Rica

Few people (if any) would have expected the Dutch to thrash the defending world champions Spain in their opening group game at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador. Fewer still would have expected Costa Rica to qualify ahead of England, Italy and Uruguay. As both these teams prepare to face off against each other in their quarterfinal clash at the same venue, the Dutch will start as favourites. However it would be a folly to rule out Costa Rica who seem to...

The Battle of The Underperformers – Argentina v. Belgium

The Battle of The Underperformers – Argentina v. Belgium

On 5th July, two teams will step onto the turf at Brasilia’s Estadio Nacional to fight for a place in the FIFA World Cup semi-finals. Two squads that have a barrage of talent – one with the reputation of double world champions and the other being relative newbies. Argentina will have arguably the world’s best player in Leo Messi and a star-studded support cast. Belgium have the stars of the future – the Hazards, De Bruynes and Vertonghens. But for both...

The best in this tournament are in a fitting quarter-final. Against Brazil.

The best in this tournament are in a fitting quarter-final. Against Brazil.

5 inches. That’s how far they were from crashing out of the World Cup in the round of 16. Had Mauricio Pinnilla's shot at Estadio Minerao deflected in, the tournament would be having a different story altogether. Brazil, it's safe...

Quarterfinal 1 – France vs Germany

Quarterfinal 1 – France vs Germany

If a time traveler were to travel back in time from July to May and tell me, a self-confessed football geek, that Germany would face France in the quarterfinals, I'd be licking my lips with anticipation. A great match for...

A Chance For Algeria to Exact Their Revenge?

A Chance For Algeria to Exact Their Revenge?

Almost everyone is familiar with the infamous incident from 1982 involving West Germany, Austria and Algeria. But this article isn't about that, so I'll just get down to the bottom line. The last group game of their group between West...

Brazil vs Chile: A fascinating contest in store

Brazil vs Chile: A fascinating contest in store

We are at the knockout rounds of what has been a rather excellent World Cup. Two teams who entered the tournament with almost opposite expectations square up in what now looks like a mouth-watering clash. Luiz Felipe Scolari would know better...

The failure that is England

The failure that is England

Do me a favor. Count the number of major tournaments in which you have supported England and ended up disappointed. 99% of you reading this will vote for 100% disappointment. Do me another favor, will you? Count the number of times when you have expected Rooney to shine in major tournaments and you have ended up content with the result. Another favor, pretty please okay? Promise. Last one. Count the number of times you have expected England to play a...


Is LVG SAF In Disguise?

Is LVG SAF In Disguise?

Man United fans can’t sleep at night. After being shown a vision of the wilderness that might await us in the aftermath of Sir Alex’s retirement, we have now been reassured that the whole thing was just to jolt us out of the complacency of winning by expectation. Much as we liked Moyes, the experiment … Continued

Chelsea: Season Preview 2014-15

Chelsea: Season Preview 2014-15

Chelsea: Season Preview 2014-15 Chelsea have for a long time been associated with the managerial merry-go-round, and not without good reason. Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea board have been trigger happy for too long, firing under-performers almost immediately. At the start of last season, the club signaled their intent of changing that policy. Stability was … Continued

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