Courtesy a 14inch black & white Sonodyne television and live coverage from Mexico, three decades ago, I got attracted to football thanks to one Diego Armando Maradona and his Argentinian team. They won the World Cup that year, 1986, and … Continue reading Football: Insights from Jonathan Wilson’s book ‘Angels with Dirty Faces’ on Argentina Football
Argentina are the reason why I fell in love with Football. Diego Maradona to be precise. My blog name is inspired from the childhood days when most in my family believed I would be a loser in life; with some … Continue reading Football: Singapore vs Argentina Friendly game pictures
Lionel Messi’s retirement announcement from international duty, right after Copa America 2016 finals defeat for Argentina, sent shockwaves across the planet. So much so, that even English Premier League’s best player Sergio Aguero and FC Barcelona’s top player Javier Mascherano’s … Continue reading 5 reasons why Lionel Messi must not come out of retirement
Golden Era 1986-1993 It’s been thirty years since I saw my beloved Argentina lift a trophy. Beloved I say, because my introduction and worship of the game of football started with one Diego Maradona in Summer of 1986. India’s … Continue reading Kya Mori Messi & Argentina Copa Champion Banega?
UEFA have a long way to go to ensure fair refereeing… I started watching soccer with Diego Maradona in 1986; however the first club which caught my eye was AC Milan way back in 1988. The Dutch trio of Ruud … Continue reading SORE LOSERS + INEPT OFFICIALS – 0; HOT SHOT TOTTS – 3
A look back at the Christmas week action while Ballotelli, Berbatov, Baird, Bale, Bowyer keeps piling the goals in EPL. Third time lucky: Manchester City finally found a way to the top, albeit for five hours! The first time they … Continue reading A ‘B’usy Christmas
Haradona (a.k.a Avijit Das Patnaik) reflects on his diary notes made during the WC 2010 Round three matches (Group Stages) Starters: How good is this world cup? From 1.6 goals per game in Round 1, to 2.7goals per game in … Continue reading Legend of El Diego – World Cup 2010
Haradona (a.k.a Avijit Das Patnaik) reflects on his diary notes made during the WC 2010 Round 1 matches (Group Stages) Starters: Tales of the Jabulani: Its faster, lighter, bounces more, dips lesser and doesn’t have ‘that’ extravagant swing. No goals … Continue reading Jabulani, Vuvuzela and South America – World Cup Diaries
List of interesting incidents, missed amidst the snow and freeze! Owners Gesture, Bearers Torture: Liverpool’s new owners Tom and John decided to allow upto four kids to enter Anfield, free, with every adult paying ticket for last week’s dead rubber … Continue reading Maradona to the EPL
My boss’s silence speaks volumes of his unhappiness with me. I come to the office yawning, yawn after lunch, after tea; but somehow as the clock nears 5:00pm my voice gets louder, energy levels higher, smiles break all over my … Continue reading I am down with fever – World Cup Fever!