FIFA World Cup Shocking Moments : Part II

Read Part I here… Ronaldo out.. Ronaldo in, 1998 Sixteen years on, the events of that Paris evening in 1998 remain shrouded in mystery and intrigue… The murky circumstances that led to Ronaldo first being omitted from the Brazil team sheet and then reinstated, has led to fascinating conspiracy theories related to Nike and FIFA, rumours of self-interest and political manoeuvring, and above all, a story where … Continue reading FIFA World Cup Shocking Moments : Part II

Nerd’s Eye View : Manchester, England

‘This is Manchester, we do things differently here‘, the motto aptly describes the city of Manchester. The city is a product of the Industrial Revolution and is known as the first modern, industrial city. From being the breeding ground for industrial revolution to leading the architectural style with rich variety of Gothic and modernist styled buildings… the spectacular range of architectural styles makes Manchester’s skyline a … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Manchester, England

Premier League 2017-18 Scorecard – Part II

Read Part-I here… Manchester City Final Position : 1st Score : 10/10 A season beyond compare. They’ve broken almost every record there is to break and have done so playing the most outrageous football, with the icing on the cake being the last minute goal sealing 100 points in the season. Never before in the Premier League has one team dominated to this extent. There … Continue reading Premier League 2017-18 Scorecard – Part II

Premier League 2017-18 Scorecard – Part I

Arsenal Final Position : 6th Score : 6/10 Having covered the cracks with cup wins in recent seasons, there was no bridging the chasm between real title contenders and a “top 6” side this time. It was a tale of 2 cities throughout the season, with really great home record but seriously grim away showings illustrated Arsène Wenger’s fading motivational capacity. But at least – after … Continue reading Premier League 2017-18 Scorecard – Part I

Ashes in Australia : The English Menace

Feral. Loud. Relentless. As we have seen since forever, they do things differently over here… a place where aggression and enmity are hard-wired into the nation’s cricketing DNA. Of course, England have won in Australia as well, but only four times since 1954. And more often, they have lost horribly there. Teams have fallen apart, careers have been ended and players bombarded from the streets … Continue reading Ashes in Australia : The English Menace

FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers : The Beautiful Chaos

The World Cup is just around the corner and Russia 2018’s 32 guests are now known. This qualifying campaign has thrown up several surprises in the form of new comers and prodigal sons. And ever since the start, this qualification process has been filled with drama, controversy, and fantastic stories. All 210 FIFA member associations were eligible to enter the qualifying process, and for the … Continue reading FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers : The Beautiful Chaos

Nerd’s Eye View : Glenfinnan, Scottish Highlands

A village in the Scottish Highlands, Glenfinnan attracts many thousands of visitors from around the world to experience the stunning scenery but also the special atmosphere. The famous Glenfinnan viaduct carries the railway to Glenfinnan Station across a 1,000 ft span, 100 ft above the ground. The Jacobite steam train runs from here to Fort William and Mallaig in summer months with regular trains available … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Glenfinnan, Scottish Highlands

Best Bicycle Kick Goals of Modern Era

It was a goal that took not only Zinedine Zidane’s, but also the entire football fraternity’s breath away. Launching himself at Dani Carvajal’s cross as it looped across the penalty area, Cristiano Ronaldo and his right boot connected with the ball at the astonishing height of nine feet, and then watched as it sailed past a helpless Gianluigi Buffon. In a heartbeat, Ronaldo had made … Continue reading Best Bicycle Kick Goals of Modern Era