It was the 1998 World Cup, held at France when my fascination for the Spanish national team grew from admiration to unconditional support. Live coverage of European club football had started entering Indian homes and fascinated by Real Madrid and … Continue reading Pep Talk 21: My World Cup of Sorrow
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′
Everton and England defender John Stones has been signed up Manchester City for a record 47.5 Million pounds. Only second to David Luiz, Stones is now the second most expensive defender in football. When Manchester United signed Paul Pogba, the … Continue reading 7 reasons why John Stones signing was essential to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City ‘project’
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
Lionel Messi announces retirement from international football 27th June 2016 will now be known the day when Lionel Messi choked himself to football retirement from the national team. This came hours after the national team, Argentina, handed over to Chile, … Continue reading Lionel Messi announces retirement, Must thank Gonzalo Higuain, Heber Lopes and Chokergentina
An examination of Argentina’s recent history, selection shockers, Diego’s intentions (read: ego) and their world cup chances Argentina mmmmm!… Messi, Millito, Magic, Mascherano, Maradona …. mmmmmm! Doesn’t Maradona’s name stick out like a sore thumb? Most experts believe so. Would … Continue reading In defence of God – Can Argentina win World Cup 2010?