The Leceister City’s “Disney” Story

In July 2015, Claudio Ranieri was enjoying a break in Italy when he received a phone call from Steve Kutner, his agent, that would end up changing the face of English football in a way no one could have imagined. Kutner managed to convince Jon Rudkin, Leicester City’s director of football, that Ranieri was worth considering as the Premier League club’s new manager and finally … Continue reading The Leceister City’s “Disney” Story

The Underrated One : Michael Carrick

From the unprecedented levels of success under Sir Alex to the era of uncertainty under David Moyes, Louis vaan Gaal and then the subsequent rebuilding under Mourinho… Michael Carrick has seen the ebb and flow of England’s premier club like few others, and his retirement pushes Manchester United further away from the halcyon days under Ferguson. England boasted many world-class midfielders in the 2000s, sparking … Continue reading The Underrated One : Michael Carrick

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

FIFA World Cup Shocking Moments: Part I

French implosion in South Africa, 2010 French coach, Raymond Domenech suffered the ultimate humiliation at the hands of his players as strikes, rows, resignations and recriminations left the French in disarray on one of the darkest days in the country’s football history. Domenech’s impotence was laid bare in extraordinary fashion after his players refused to train at their scheduled session, in protest at the FFF’s decision … Continue reading FIFA World Cup Shocking Moments: Part I

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

The High Defensive Line : Football Tactics

The world of football is blessed with so many different styles and tactics which have evolved over a long period of time. One of them, the high defensive line tactic looks so illogical to the very nature of the game at first glance. Defenders moving up the pitch to leave the goalkeeper alone hardly makes sense at times… But since the introduction of the offside … Continue reading The High Defensive Line : Football Tactics