For fans of club football, the international break comes as a big irritant. It’s like you have ordered for the delicious biriyani, midway through your meal and that dish takes ages to arrive. The season ahead stays extremely exciting with … Continue reading Pep Talk 29: Top 10 moments & images of the Football Season 2018/19 so far
Part three of insights, highlights and little-known nuggets from Pep Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning‘ – by Guillem Balague. In this blog, I focus on the working relationships that Pep made at Barcelona – The good, bad and the … Continue reading Pep Talk 15: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning – Part 3′
Part two of insights, highlights and little-known nuggets from Pep Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning‘ – by Guillem Balague. * When Pep became the manager of FC Barcelona, his first contract was worth one million euros – fourth lowest … Continue reading Pep Talk 14: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning – Part 2′
Insights, highlights and little-known nuggets from Pep Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning’ – by Guillem Balague * Back in 2001, Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to sign Pep Guardiola but the latter refused, saying he wanted to retire at Barcelona. As … Continue reading Pep Talk 12: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning’ – Part 1
I tell you, one key match when ManCity get a referee decision in their favour, critics will storm out accusing the Blue half of Manchester for favouritism. It happens to all great sides and managers. Sir Alex Ferguson was often accused … Continue reading Pep Talk 4: List of ManCity bad refereeing decisions 2017-18
Two weeks ago Jurgen Klopp was reported to be eyeing the Bayern Munich job in 2016. But by suddenly opting for Liverpool, is he taking a massive gamble on his own reputation? Top managers coming, not top players Money … Continue reading Jurgen Klopp’s big Liverpool gamble
Barcelona are in fine form and peak fitness to welcome under-performing teams Manchester City and Real Madrid to Nou Camp in season-defining week! Barcelona coach Luis Enrique faces two crunch ties this week FC Barcelona are in a peculiar situation. … Continue reading Advantage Barcelona in season-defining week
Lionel Messi has excelled in every competition he has been a part of, but somehow an away match at Stoke is touted to be difficult for the Argentine forward. Around four years ago, top EPL TV pundit and journalist Andy … Continue reading Will Lionel Messi struggle in a cold, wet, windy night at Stoke?
Chelsea and their defensive style of play Chelsea’s Champions League semifinal lineup vs Atletico Madrid disappointed me, and I suspect, rest of the footballing world too. For the next ninety minutes the only prayer on my lips was that the … Continue reading Chelsea and their affinity for defensive football
Seven of the top clubs in the world; seven top notch managers; seven new managers ; seven contrasting results. Here’s a look at each of them. Robin van Persie of Manchester United celebrates scoring their first goal during the Barclays … Continue reading How did the big seven fare over the weekend?