Overcoming the Odds — The Best Away Test Series Performances

Home sweet home !!  These words seem to resonate more than ever when it comes to Test Cricket… It’s a common argument used for Asian teams in particular, but the trend across all regions and teams has never felt this skewed in favor of the host nation.  The recent article on BBC about cricket being one of the hardest sport to win away from home , has some fair … Continue reading Overcoming the Odds — The Best Away Test Series Performances

Arsenal v/s Man. United : The Epic 9 Year War

Any footballing rivalry is normally brewed on the grounds of local bragging rights, or other political / religious factors generating a raw emotional response on the ground. But this one was different from the norm, with factors like ego, hatred and sometimes, just the sheer footballing skills cultivating this battle for the yard. The Premier League is the richest league in the world now, but … Continue reading Arsenal v/s Man. United : The Epic 9 Year War

Can any team really defend in modern football ?

Juventus, top of Serie A, having kept clean sheets in 21 of their previous 25 games, exposed horribly in defense by Real Madrid in QF, letting in three. And yet on Roma, third in Serie A, 21 points behind Juve, hammered Barcelona, who remain unbeaten in La Liga and stand 15 points clear of fourth-placed Real Madrid.

Can’t be just a one-off fluke in a cup competition, or just a coincidence ?

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