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Arsenal vs Manchester United: A Preview

Arsenal vs Manchester United: A Preview

Go back 15 years in time and a clash between Arsenal and Manchester United as Christmas time neared would often mean a potential title-decider with the two sides already well clear of the chasing bunch. This year it is not quite the same story. More than anything the two sides will clash at the Emirates attempting to kick-start their seasons and convince not only the media but also themselves that a top four finish is a viable option. Just a point...

Alexis Sanchez: The tireless talisman

Alexis Sanchez: The tireless talisman

The Tasmanian Devil of the Chilean variety. A goal-scoring machine. Beast mode. Take your pick or add some more monikers for Alexis Sanchez because many people would love to know what source of power he is currently running on. Ever since...

The Changing Hues of the Premier League

The Changing Hues of the Premier League

An ardent Premier League follower would be more than aware of all the changing colors which we get to see in the changing landscape of football, almost on a daily basis. Such as, Cesc Fabregas’ amazing journey from Arsenal to...

Cataluña’s Legacy

Cataluña’s Legacy

Cataluña –9th November, 2014. The Catalan Self-Determination Referendum goes to vote. A few days later, a free Catalan nation is born. At the end of winning their 23rd League title – Barcelona get kicked out of La Liga. Madrid, all of...

Indian Super League – The dawn of a new era

Indian Super League – The dawn of a new era

India’s most awaited football event is about to kick-off! The Indian Super League promises to a belter for every football fan across the country, and with India hosting the 2017 U17 FIFA World Cup, this football extravaganza will provide an...

BOOK REVIEW: Universality – The Blueprint for Soccer’s New Era

BOOK REVIEW: Universality – The Blueprint for Soccer’s New Era

How Germany and Pep Guardiola are showing us the Future Football Game Some of you who may have had the good fortune of reading 'Inverting The Pyramid' by Jonathan Wilson, would probably know that it is pretty much the best book to have been written on the history of football rules, tactics and their evolution - all the way from the 1850s to around 2008. The book talks about how playing systems developed over time and how the game adapted to changes brought about by forward thinking proponents of the...

Of Sports, Psychology and the Future

Of Sports, Psychology and the Future

The year 2014 has not been a good year for the sports enthusiast in me. Football and tennis are the two sports I follow with (hyper) active levels of interest, and the teams and players I support have had rather average performances - definitely below the insanely high standards they have established over the course of their careers. I am sure some of you will relate to this – being someone who turns to sports for change and relief from the...

Release Your Inner ABUs

Release Your Inner ABUs

Clearly it’s open season on Manchester United. Even regular, middle of the road journalists and pundits are taking this opportunity to get in touch with their inner ABUs. United, Ed Woordward and Van Gaal can do no right at this...

The Arsenal Youth – Time to show up

The Arsenal Youth – Time to show up

With the transfer window done and dusted (at least until December), I thought it was a good idea to shift the attention to the talent coming up through the ranks in the club. Arsenal’s youth setup is rated as one...

The road to resurrection: LvG’s formation

The road to resurrection: LvG’s formation

A picture speaks a thousand words, they say. While the world looks at this situation with a hint of borderline indifference, it is nothing short of a watershed moment for a devout Manc. The kind of money we should’ve spent...

Incompetence thy name is United

Incompetence thy name is United

Let's wind the clocks back a year. These cops and lawyers wouldn't dare cross any of you. I mean – Oh wait, since you guys are obviously not Gotham Mafia bosses lets instead wind back the clock instead to a...

La Força D’atac Sudamericana

La Força D’atac Sudamericana

With Tata Martino looking on from the sidelines and Messi saving himself for the World Cup, the neutral football fans the world over felt their spirits rise as Diego Godin rose above all else to head in an equaliser. A simple habit of popping up with all important goals, Godin almost won Atletico the Champions League less than a fortnight after winning Atletico Madrid the La Liga title. But first he broke Barca hearts. He broke the Barca hoodoo. The...

Chelsea’s Legendary Magician – Gianfranco Zola

Chelsea’s Legendary Magician – Gianfranco Zola

Chelsea's Legendary Magician - Gianfranco Zola All Chelsea supporters know John Terry, who we hail as "Captain-Leader-Legend", idolise "Super Frankie Lampard" and regard the indomitable Didier Drogba with the reverence of a king. These are household names today, and will remain so for years to come. However for some of the more recent fans, the name of the great Gianfranco Zola does not necessarily hold the same significance. For them and for all those who have seen him and loved him,...

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...

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 or one that makes them scream from the beauty of it all. There are plotlines in football too and the master of those has now hung up his boots for his country. A metronome of passing, a man with a...


The Changing Hues of the Premier League

The Changing Hues of the Premier League

An ardent Premier League follower would be more than aware of all the changing colors which we get to see in the changing landscape of football, almost on a daily basis. Such as, Cesc Fabregas’ amazing journey from Arsenal to Chelsea, to Manchester United blaming Chelsea and Manchester City for spoiling football by their mindless … Continued

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