Demichelis, City’s achilles

As the ball bounced towards the byline in the 25th minute of the F.A Cup encounter between Wigan and Manchester City, Marc Antoine Fortune probably saw Martin Demichelis close in on his…

Mertesacker and Rosicky
Little Mozart continues to orchestrate

English commentators are bound to look at another few years of struggling to pronounce Tomas Rosicky’s name correctly with the 33-year-old midfielder signing a new contract with Arsenal in the past week…

Terry-fic : Part Deux

We’re 10 games from the end of the Premier League, but it’s still impossible to predict who will win. Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool all have realistic chances of taking the no.1…

Putting pen to paper
How Will History Treat Monsieur Rooney?

So, Wayne Rooney has put pen to paper and signed a contract till 2019, and in all probability, with the revelation that he will be a club ambassador once he retires, he…

You’re not that important

Jordan Brian Henderson. In the summer of 2012, Jordan Henderson was offered to Fulham in a last ditch attempt by Liverpool to land Clint Dempsey. An year after what would be a…

FA Cup: Arsenal 2 – 1 Liverpool

“For me, one of the highlights of yesterday’s game was the unanimous chanting of Sir Tom Finney’s name by both the Arsenal and Liverpool fans. Most of these fans have never seen…

Neymar – Underhand Tactics or Illegal Deals?

Neymar. Neymar Da Silva Santos Junior. Millionaire. Pretty-boy. FC Barcelona. Attacker. All facts. Transfer fee from Santos FC to FC Barcelona? ‘€57 million? LIES!!’, as the accusation taken to court by a…

Lukas Podolski
Lu-lu-lu-Lukas Podolski!

“If there is one (player) you want to see in front of the goal in a shooting position, it is him because Podolski is certainly one of the best finishers I have…

Football – A rather dangerous ride

Football insults your intelligence. While that is the truth, it is not the whole truth. Football doesn’t just insult your intelligence, it also emotionally cripples you, screws up your social relationships and…

The best of Portugal v. The Scourge of FIFA

Marvelous, quick, insanely accurate, two-footed, expert marksman, fox in the box, towering header of the ball, trickster, man with the bulletproof attitude. A player so amazing, the comments made by the fat…

Arrigo Sacchi: The influence continues

All the big, successful teams have one thing in common. They like to control the situation. That’s all good, but the greatest goal should be to let the crowd have fun. Tactics…

Confessions Of A United Fan

Amidst the cacophony of bitter personal savagery masquerading as banter yesterday, what most people missed is, other than the fact that United clearly deserved to win the game yesterday, the United –…

Roma Resurgence- Rudi Garcia’s Tactics

In 2006, Roma manager Luciano Spalleti was facing a crisis. Injuries had hit his side hard, leaving them bereft of any fit centre-forward to lead the line. So Spalleti was forced to play…

The importance of being ‘not that good’

“Roberto Carlos floats the ball in, and Zidaaaaane! What a goal!” Hampden Park, May 2002. Real Madrid had just won their 9th European Cup/Champions League and coach Vicente Del Bosque was all…

Ö-zil to the Arsenal

  The summer transfer window of 2013 ended just over a week ago on the second of September. Gareth Bale’s transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid is undoubtedly the biggest piece…

Football insults your intelligence

Football insults your intelligence. Glove off, squarely across your face. How’s that for getting your attention? Now, I’m not particularly saying you’re a twit, but, really, I would be dishonest if I…

A Poor First Touch

A fan standing not more than 30 feet behind manager Arsene Wenger holding up a white poster with three red words in vertical succession saying ‘Spend Spend Spend’. That is the image…

That Mad Hope

Many claim that they dreamt of being in his place at that very moment, but most don’t mean it or don’t understand how difficult it would have been to even stand on…

La Liga: The disaster within all the brilliance

Falcao to AS Monaco. Negredo to Manchester City. Llorente to Juventus. Soldado to Tottenham Hotspurs. Higuain to Napoli. La Liga’s 5 best strikers after the two goal-scoring mammoths in Ronaldo and Messi,…

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