In the start of the season everyone thought that there is no chance for a club like Tottenham who can replicate their last season’s performance against top sides who have splashed a staggering amount of £174m,£149m and £122.3m in the transfer window to bring a whole bunch of world class players to their sides but guess what it didn’t matter at all because as of today Spurs beat Manchester City 2-0, the side who spent £174m was beaten by a side who just spent a mere amount of £70.1m in the transfer window. Continue reading “Big Guns aren’t Blazing”
Many of us thought that this time the European championship would not live up to it’s hype. This was because of many reasons such as security, UEFA etc but the major reason behind this uncertainty was the number of teams (24) playing in the tournament. Never have we ever been so wrong in our perceptions though. 24 teams playing in the Euros allowed us to see teams like Iceland and Albania who despite their population proved that heart, passion and sheer work rate are everything you need to succeed. Following are the new faces that will mesmerize the world with their feet for years to come: Continue reading “Top youngsters from Euro 2016”
On 2nd of May 2016 the greatest underdog story ever to be written was completed as Chelsea held Tottenham at the Bridge. Leicester City became the champions of England and we were fortunate enough to witness this fairy tale live. Following are a few amazing facts we gathered throughout the season: Continue reading “Leicester City’s fairy tale”
For the past few years Barcelona have made sure that the match with the highest viewership in the world would not live up to it’s hype. Zinedine Zidane though, had other ideas for his ‘Classico’ debut. Real Madrid came back to beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou after going down by a goal via the head of Gerard Pique. Madrid though responded through Benzema’s brilliant overhead finish. Madrid were dominating the game until Sergio Ramos was given his marching order after a second bookable offence. Zidane though, sticked to his guns and sent on Jese Rodriguez to speed up Madrid’s attack which turned the tables on Barcelona as Madrid scored on a counter attack through Cristiano Ronaldo and thus won the match. Following are a few things that explain perhaps the best ‘El Classico’ after a long long time: Continue reading “A ‘Classico’ worth watching”
Everyone loves an underdog’s story, heck ‘Disney’ makes millions of dollars by making movies of underdogs especially in sports. The points that follow reflect a love story between football viewers all over the world and the mindbogglingly brilliant ‘Leicester City’.
Bottom last season, top this season
Under Nigel Pearson, Leicester city were fighting for their ‘Premier League’ lives last season. He brought ‘Leicester‘ up from the lower leagues and helped them in staying up. After that though, ‘Leicester‘ decided to appoint ex-Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri to take them forward. Since then Leicester have been almost unstoppable. Continue reading “Leicester City’s ‘Awe-inspiring footballing season’”
Deadline day may have disappointed City, Liverpool and United fans but it’s safe to say that this transfer window was one for the smaller (in terms of following) clubs. Following our the pick of the bunch as Premier League clubs splashed the cash in January: Continue reading “Gems from the ‘Transfer Window’: Part 2”
The influx of television and sponsorship money has given ‘Premier League’ clubs greater leeway in the transfer market this season. Newly promoted sides Bournemouth, Watford and Leicester are using these funds to further improve their positions in the table. On the other hand, teams in the relegation zone are also investing these funds in the transfer market to save themselves from falling down in the ‘Championship’. Following are the cream of the crop in our opinion: Continue reading “Gems from the ‘Transfer Window’”
Lack of investment, scandals, inadequate tactical nous and under-performing teams were never associated with the ‘Italian SerieA’. Unfortunately, a nation once known for perhaps the most tactically sound players is slowly losing its charm. Here is why we believe Italian football is declining.
The French introvert who ‘talked to the ball’:
He has been the greatest player of his generation. He spoke to the ball and maneuvered it in a way which became ambiguous to the ‘footballing world’. His antics in the 1998 FIFA world cup earned him a Ballon d’Or. This was just the beginning as he moved on to win FIFA’s footballer of the year ‘4 times’ and won the Champions League with Real Madrid. He wasn’t a free scorer like Ronaldo or Messi but it was the way he controlled the tempo of the game that left the footballing world in awe. Continue reading “Will Zizou succeed as a manager?”
Waiting since 1987
Tottenham fans have been waiting for more than 25 years to win major silverware and this ‘Topsy-turvy ‘ season seems like the best opportunity for Mauricio Pochettino’s men. Spurs are sitting on 4th position in the Premier League, a mere 6 points away from the summit, where their North London rivals ‘Arsenal’ are at the moment. Continue reading “A Chance of a life time for Spurs?”