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’”
PSL one of the most successful event organized by the PCB probably the biggest event after the 1996 cricket world cup in Pakistan’s history.
Islamabad United winning the first ever Pakistan Super League after a dominating performance in the final crushing Quetta Gladiators by 6 wickets in front of a full house at Dubai Sports City. These are some interesting facts that we have gathered from this year PSL: Continue reading “From Paper to Pitch”
The first qualifier between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators went down to the wire right till the last ball of the match to decide who will be the first finalist of the inaugural Paksitan Super League (PSL).
KP and Sangakara constructed the innings after some early losses KP scoring a well deserved half century first for him in this tournament and third in his last three knock out matches. Continue reading “Quetta toppled Peshawar”
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”
Djokovic crushed Murray (11th time in his last 12 matches) in the Australian Open Final as expected the kind of form he is in. Joker has now also become the first man in the Open Era to win six Australian Open titles. Overall it was his 11th Grand Slam title in which French Open is still missing. Continue reading “Djokovic wins Australian Open”
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’”
6-4 3-6 6-4 was the score as Angelique Kerber trampled Serena Williams to win her first grand slam and has also become the first German to win a grand slam final since Steffi Graf won in 1999 this also denied Serena her 22nd grand slam to go level with Steffi Graf in open era. Continue reading “Kerber stuns Serena”
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.
Continue reading “Italian football’s ‘Downfall’”
Pakistan Super League which was a fantasy a couple of years back when this idea was coined by PCB chairman Naseem Ashraf but it is now the next big thing for Pakistan Cricket thanks to Najam Sethi and Shahryar Khan for resurrecting this idea to stage a international level domestic league as every Test playing nation (except Zimbabwe) have launched it’s own league even Bangladesh has done it before Pakistan.
Even this time PCB faced many hurdles in launching PSL as Pakistan is currently a no go area for foriegn players so it was a infeasible idea to play this league in Pakistan and UAE was staging MCL (Masters Champions League) at the same time. Qatar was considered as the second option for some time but than Emirates Cricket Board slotted in PSL with MCL.
PSL comprises of 5 teams lets review the strength and weaknesses of the squads:
Continue reading “PSL”
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?”