Will He Stay Or Will He Go?

“I am an Arsenal man. I think I have always shown that. I have to consider if I do well or not. If I don’t do well, I have to consider my…

Keep calm and hate Man United

“Hey man. So you watch football. Which team do you support?”  “I support Chelsea. I hate Manchester United.” This is the average ice-breaker I have with most football fans who don’t support…

Did I just tell him to f*** off?
The Truth About Football

“Truth,” believed David Hume “springs from argument amongst friends.” I’m not quite sure what Mr. Hume had in mind when he declared this, but it certainly wasn’t football. Rational argument and logic…

Player Profile : Alex Song

Name : Alexandre Song Billong Position : Defensive Midfielder Age : 24 Height : 6′ 0″ Nationality : Cameroon   After an impressive 2011-12 season with Arsenal FC, Alex Song has agreed…

India at Nehru Cup 2012 : A preview

The Nehru Cup is here! Just a day away now. The fantastic Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi should prove to be quite a venue to host this competition. After the 1 lac-seater…

Kopites, get a grip of Reality!

Frustration. That’s something Liverpool fans are accustomed to over the recent years. But what frustrates me the most is the fickle resolve shown by certain reds on my timeline as I pore…

The Midfield Equation

“Campeones! Campeones! Ole Ole Ole!”- The echoes were heard throughout London when Chelsea beat Bayern on penalties to clinch the ultimate prize; the one trophy that had eluded them, the coveted Champions…

Hero or villian?
To Hate Or Not To Hate

Despite Ferguson’s public flirtation with Robin Van Persie, I, for one, never truly believed it would happen. It just seemed too far-fetched. This is probably the sort of thing happening in FM…

Arsenal FC: Hopes and Expectations

There is something overwhelmingly positive about the start of a new football season. At the very core each fan nurtures a silent, unrelenting hope about their team’s chances, even if it is…

Robin Van Persie. Do United really need him?

59 goals in two seasons. 48 of them in the toughest league of them all. Some tap-ins, some unmarked headers, some opportunistic ones and some outrageously brilliant ones. And while all these…

The Centre-Back Conundrum

The defeat against Manchester City which was filled with controversial decisions (no comments) has shown us areas where we need to work on. One of the crucial areas is defense. Chelsea’s defense…

For The Fans…

“Sergio Aguero! He’s won the title for Manchester City with the last kick of the season! What a turnaround by City!”, my heart sunk. Being a Manchester United fan, I couldn’t take…

Blue Nostalgia – Part II

Amidst all the fanfare, it was still insisted by the Chelsea top-brass that a top-four finish was the club’s main priority. And whatever little hope that was left for achieving that, was…

Blue Nostalgia – Part I

‘An ageing squad’, they were being branded by the media and pundits alike for the past two seasons. With an average age of 29 yrs for the starting 11, it would have…

Player Profile : Jordi Alba

Name : Jordi Alba Ramos Position : Full-back/Left Winger Age : 23 Height : 1.70m (5′ 7”) Hails From : L’ Hospitalet, Catalunya, Spain.       If you saw any match…

Chelsea’s Pre-Season

Played 5, Won 1, Drawn 1, Lost 3 – This statistic has angered/disappointed many Chelsea fans. This is not what you expect from current European Champions. Chelsea’s pre-season form shows just how…

Fabio Aurelio and the Two Free Kicks

The 32 year old  Fabio Aurelio (born in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 24th September, 1979) who can play either Left Back or even as a left winger, was offered a 6 year contract…

Player Profile : Ryo Miyaichi

Name: Ryo Miyaichi Position: Striker – Left Winger Age: 19 years old (14.12.1992) Height: 6 ft (1.83 m) Nationality: Japanese     Ryo Miyaichi signed for Arsenal in the January of 2011…

The Giggs-Bosom Analysis

  Disclaimer:  This author by no means wishes to offend, intimidate, humiliate, anger, infuriate or agitate anyone through his opinions expressed throughout this article, especially keeping in mind members of the female…

Hazard Vs Hazard

‘Chelsea issue a new Hazard warning‘ , ‘The Blues sign up Eden’s little brother‘, ‘Double Hazard at Chelsea‘ , ‘Even better than Eden‘ were the news headlines when Chelsea agreed upon a…

Trade Secrets

“We have submitted a bid for Robin Van Persie.” Perhaps not in so many words, but this was the gist of what Sir Alex Ferguson told a covey of Fleet Street hell-hounds.…

Player Profile : Fabio Borini

Name: Fabio Borini Position: Center Forward, Attacking Midfielder (Left, Right) Age: 21 years old (29-03-1991) Height: 5’10” Weight: 73kg Nationality: Italy Borini recently signed for Liverpool  for a fee of £10m, and speculation…

The PSG Storm

The winners of French Ligue 1 next year will be PSG. If you tell me that with supreme confidence, I would not be amazed at all. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of the many…

The Gentlemen’s Game

Although we have named our website ‘Football Paradise’ (FP for purposes of informal chat), we, more than anyone else in the biz, are fully aware that the world of football is no…

Football : A paradigm shift

Playing football is part of my daily routine. Five-on-five, three-on-three, and on really good days, seven-on-seven, we can do with any number as long as we play. Since our make-shift ground is…

That’s just Essien!

“Lampard lays it off for Essiennnn…What a scorcher…unbelievable! This should win a game.” followed by the huge uproar from the Chelsea fans… It’s been a long time since that has happened. I…

The Cushiest Job in the World

You get to wear a natty suit. You get to appear on the telly. You get to tear into your rivals on a public forum. You get to refer to Sir Alex…