My five preview points wrt Team India’s Sydney test match starting tomorrow… 5. Sydney woes Sydney has been a painful hunting ground for India over the decades. Biased umpiring (and some inept fielding/captaincy) has denied the men in blue (what … Continue reading Cricket: India’s lineup, mental disintegration & five observations from Sydney test buildup
My take on the upcoming crucial English Premier League clash between Liverpool and ManCity at Anfield this Sunday, 10 Nov 2019. Things in favour of Reds: 1. Liverpool play in their home ground, backed with an extremely vocal and involved … Continue reading Pep Talk 30: Fan preview of LiVARpool vs ManCity
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
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?
After Leicester City’s amazing English Premier League triumph, it is but fitting that underdogs forever (and of Madrid), Atletico win a Champions League trophy over mighty Real Madrid. Most neutrals will agree that Simeone’s team should have lifted the coveted … Continue reading Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid The Final: Preview, Betting odds, Line-ups, Prediction, History and Form
There are three teams who have given tremendous unexpected joy to their supporters in the season’s most crucial April – May months: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Liverpool. None of their worshippers expected their teams to be playing an European … Continue reading Liverpool vs Sevilla Europa League Final : Preview, Betting odds, Line-ups, Prediction, History and Form.
Manchester City play their maiden semifinal second leg Champions League tie at the Bernabeau with chance to make it a historical delight. Historical patterns : In my leg one preview, I had pointed how Manchester clubs and Real Madrid have … Continue reading Real Madrid vs Manchester City Semifinals Leg 2: Preview, Betting Odds, Lineups, Prediction, History and Form
Manchester City host Real Madrid in a historical Champions league semifinal first leg tie at the Etihad stadium later tonight. A tie that is mouth-watering in nature and promises goals and drama galore. Historical patterns: Manchester City had themselves to … Continue reading Manchester City vs Real Madrid Semifinals Leg 1 : Preview, Betting odds, Lineups, Prediction, History and Form
Round two of Euro 2008 was ‘entertainment guaranteed’ with 23 goals off eight matches – almost three goals per match. Four of those came from the Netherlands, who continue to hog the headlines for all the right reasons. Fans of … Continue reading Euro 2008 Third Round – the knockout punches
UEFA have tried their utmost means to ensure the hosts of Euro 2008, Switzerland and Austria have easier paths to qualify from the group stages to the quarter finals. Such benevolence may still not be enough for the home teams … Continue reading Who will win Euro 2008?