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
MCI 6-1 SOU Eight observations 1. After a 6-1 blitzkrieg, it’s easy to forget that Southampton has been an extremely tough opponent for ManCity over the years. In the last five encounters, the Saints have thrashed the Sky blues once, … Continue reading Pep Talk 26: Manchester ‘Pretty’ continue their six sigma run
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
Did you know that in Pep Guardiola’s vision he divides the football field into four by three lanes? And no more than three players can be in a horizontal lane at a time? And that Pep rates Gabriel Jesus’s high … Continue reading Pep Talk 11: How Pep Guardiola hacked the Premier League / Video
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
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?
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?
Brazil’s 7-1 walloping from the mean, efficient German machine would have sent warning signals to tonight’s semifinalists; apart from the blanket of doom it cast over the host nation. The second successive South America vs Europe battle is likely to … Continue reading Netherlands v Argentina: Who will come out on top and make the World Cup Final?
The 2013-2014 Barclays Premier league campaign ended with fortress Etihad resembling an ocean – the stars of the afternoon swimming like joyous fishes amidst their supporters. Sky blue all over – up above, down on ground and in their hearts. Contrast this to a year ago; specifically to this day. Citizens endeared a lot of heartburn when the person who had given them taste of success, was duly sacked. Roberto Mancini’s three trophies in four years was nothing more than a good starting point for Sheikh Mansour and co. Enter Manuel Pellegrini and in a year’s time he has upgraded … Continue reading Manchester City are Manuel ‘Pelle-grinning’ all the way