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
Manchester City 3-1 Manchester United XIV Observations 1. Jose Mourinho, as expected, started with two attack minded players and parked nine others to defend the United citadel. On the 37th min Marcus Rashford ran on a counter, but soon got … Continue reading Pep Talk 27: Silva, Silva & silver hair ensure Manchester United stay mid table
I completed my first month of unemployment (or forced early retirement, depending on the unknown) ever, by adding a new hobby to my armoury. Guided by few friends, I have authored my first book which is now available on Kindle … Continue reading Book Launch: The Pep Guardiola Centurions – Against all odds
Insights, highlights and little-known nuggets from the book ‘Fear and Loathing in La Liga’ – El Clasico diaries by Sid Lowe. While the book covers the entire history of Barcelona vs Real Madrid rivalry, I have only chosen the post-2000s … Continue reading Pep Talk 19: Insights from Sid Lowe’s ‘Fear and Loathing in La Liga – El Clasico diaries
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will finish season 2017-18 with a resounding domestic league title win, the Carabao Cup and eliminations at quarterfinal of Champions League and pre-quarters of FA cup. At the start of the season had this been offered … Continue reading Pep Talk 17: How long will referees be deciding Manchester City’s season?
Final part of insights, highlights and little-known nuggets from Pep Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning‘ – by Guillem Balague and also a few additional notes. * After beating Paris Saint-Germain at Rotterdam, Barcelona lifted the Cup Winners Cup trophy … Continue reading Pep Talk 16: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning’ – Final Part
The Manchester Derby (read: Pep Guardiola vs Jose Mourinho showdown) will be nothing less than a Justice League or Thor Ragnarok blockbuster. Entire English Premier League ecosystem is looking up to this game. If Sane and co triumph, it will turn the … Continue reading Pep Talk 6: Can Guardiolismo tame ‘rich West Brom’ at the Manchester Derby?
The English Premier League (EPL) has once again led the way (after introducing goal line technology in 2013-2014) in world football by agreeing to act upon shameful diving and simulation exercises executed by players on field. From season 2017-18 onwards, … Continue reading Football: English FA approves retrospective action against diving
Eagerly awaited Paul Scholes has said that the 10th September 2016 Manchester derby could be the title decider. While that may sound too naive, what with the English Premier League season 2016-17 not even a month old, there is no … Continue reading Title Decider @ Manchester: Five Factors for battle royale
For most of last fortnight i was waiting for Euro 2016 to end. The upcoming English Premier League season is expected to be too hotly contested, bloody and exciting. Fans can’t wait for that to start. With Jose, Pep, Klopp, … Continue reading Jose Mourinho leads – Ranking EPL’s best early summer transfer movers