The Benitez Open House – Part II

The month continues and we still have 3 important must win games which might define our season. Before I continue analyzing the Interim One’s performances as a manager, I would like to…

Mourinho never left Chelsea, did he?

Frank Lampard goes around the Bolton keeper. Puts the ball into the net. “That’ll be our first title in 50 years, thank you very much”. Corner. 86th minute. Didier Drogba loses his…

Arsenal 7-0 Barcelona. You read it right.

The statement that Arsenal are the most successful football club in England would be met by incredulous looks and claims of delusion and incorrectness. Even more so would be the statement that…

Technophobic Football

It was a cold winter morning. The sun was acting coy and playing hard-to-get, taking more time to come out than as is customary for this part of the world during this…

The Benitez Open House

The first of the series and hopefully not the last (or maybe the last, in case Rafa gets sacked before the end of the season) attempt to analyze the performance of Rafa…

MVP – A Trio unmatched

Juventus  FC.  The Italian powerhouse based in Turin, most successful in Italy since the inception of Italy’s top league- The Serie A since 1929. One of the most laureated and respected clubs,…

Arsene Wenger and the Invincibles
The downside of achieving too much

You haven’t written in a long time. Your precious little football magazine is aiming to go big. Need to look for articles to write, don’t you? You scratch your head for topics…

Match made in heaven. Almost.

We all witnessed two games of the highest magnitude. It was the Champions League. A big occasion, two great managers, two great stadiums, two clubs with enormous history of winning titles, a…

Are Manchester United that good?

In a week where they have almost sealed the Premier League, and in a great position to beat Real Madrid and go through to the quarter-finals, Manchester United have still not been…

Clash of the Underdogs

No, this is not an article about two underrated, second tier teams. As a matter of fact, these teams are considered by many as the best of their generation or even the…

A dejected Jack Wilshere post a 2-0 loss to Swansea at the Emirates
Arsenal’s unlucky number 13

There is a certain symmetry book-ending Arsenal’s season so far – we kicked off the season with 0-0 draws versus Sunderland and Stoke and the last two games have been 1-0 wins versus Stoke…

Why it wasn’t just Bayern that lost in May

When Didier Drogba put the ball past Manuel Neuer in the penalty shoot-out of the 2012 Champions League final, it completed Chelsea’s first European triumph. ”Their City, Their Stadium, Our Trophy” as…

The Marin Question

Timeline : 28th April 2012 One of those days for a Chelsea fan – being within days of the Champions League Final, having witnessed an epic turnaround after a below-par season, believing…

Viva Ronaldo

I would like to begin the article by shamelessly admitting that I, like innumerable others, was enthralled by football during its third wave in South-East Asia.  First being the Ronaldinho wave, second,…

The Belgian Connection

The impact of the Irish and Welsh on the English football is well known since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, with the notable record of most appearances being held…

A Merry Christmas from FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona – The Season So Far.   FC Barcelona had a good start to 2012-13 with new manager Tito Vilanova. Winning the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. But all…

Rambo: Gunner or Goner?

Now that he has signed a new long-term deal shouldn’t we support him to get back to his best? Since it is near impossible to say anything good or bad about anything…

Michael Carrick- Mr. Reliable or Mr. Disposable?

Summer of 2011 witnessed two of Manchester United’s long serving servants- John O’Shea and Wes Brown leave the club for Sunderland. Many people termed this a ‘team in transformation’  showcasing more youth…

What Dollie And Daisy Could Do

How many times have you shouted out in frustration this season about Manchester United’s defending? And how much have you missed the Ferdinand-Vidic partnership, which was rock solid a few years ago?…

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