After Leicester City’s amazing English Premier League triumph, it is but fitting that underdogs forever (and of Madrid), Atletico are on verge of their second Champions League final in three years over mighty Bayern Munich. The market odds suggest that … Continue reading Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid Semi-finals Leg 2 : 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
Day 0, Costa Del SolJet lag meant I woke up 4am CET and had nothing to do aside reflect on day zero of my footballing pilgrimage. Brussels blasts offcourse ensured extended and additional security checks – belts out, shoes out, … Continue reading Costa Del Soul Part 1: Indien, No Problem Country
Am few weeks away from embarking on a football pilgrimage, a major tick off my bucket list, to watch my favourite football club (FC Barcelona), the biggest club football game on earth (El Clasico) and some top class European Champions … Continue reading FOOTBALL PILGRIMAGE: Part 4, Behind Enemy Lines
Am a month away from embarking on a football pilgrimage, a major tick off my bucket list, to watch my favourite football club (FC Barcelona), the biggest club football game on earth (El Clasico) and some of the world’s best … Continue reading FOOTBALL PILGRIMAGE : Part (One) Month to go
The transfer season is a stern test of a club and manager’s abilities to read and extract the best from a situation. Pedro makes a good case study of how an ambitious transfer can go all wrong for all parties. … Continue reading Combined XI of the best 2015 summer transfer window signings
Spain need to defy history, expectations, tiring legs and tough route to win their first ever World Cup In this preview series, there has been considerable stress on history. Whilst there is always a first time for everything, we can’t … Continue reading Can Spain inflict real pain?
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?
Premier League action resumes this weekend after the international break. Reflecting on how I spent the last weekend when instead of the club football, I watched international football on the television… With the European leagues taking a breather last weekend, one … Continue reading A Weekend Without Premier League Action
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