BLACK LISTED

There was a time when Hungary was at the forefront of world football. Throughout the 1950s the Mighty Magyars dominated nearly each team they came across, going unbeaten for two years before losing the 1954 World Cup final to West […]

CHAMPION AMONGST EQUALS

The 30-member shortlist for this year’s Ballon D’Or for men includes a lot of the familiar names along with five UEFA Champions League winners. Lionel Messi and Jorginho are the leading contenders for the award while N’Golo Kante and Robert […]

AZZURRI BECKONS FOR CALABRIA

Davide Calabria has been a standout performer for AC Milan in recent times but was not part of the Euro squad that lifted the Cup at the end. Italy were the talk of the town after their heroic exploits at […]

THE BEST OF THE BEST

For the first time in all footballing history, the national champions of Europe and South America clash as UEFA and CONMEBOL collaborate together and try to expand their cooperation for the future. Italy, the winners of Euro 2020 and Argentina, […]

CRUNCHING TACKLES ARE BACK!

Relentless action for 90 minutes is what comes to mind when one thinks of football. Of course, there’d be breaks in the form of halftime and injury layovers. But when the breaks are enforced fouls and VAR checks throughout the […]

THE TEAM TO BEAT

The last time Italy (on a 36-match unbeaten run currently) lost a competitive match in international football, Donald Trump was still the president of the United States of America and Jose Mourinho was managing Manchester United in the Premier League. […]

DRAGONS GOLDEN GENERATION

With one Welsh Golden Generation nearing its end, it is time to make way for the youngsters showing great promise in the camp. Wales had a promising young squad a few years ago but they still failed to get any […]

WHO WILL WIN?

UEFA announced its shortlist of the four individual categories yesterday, and the selections are well-deserved. The top-three nominees for the various awards are:   Men’s Player of the Year: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Jorginho (Chelsea), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea). Women’s […]

OLD LADY’S NEW METRONOME

After months of speculations, the wait is over as Juventus have finally reached an agreement to sign Manuel Locatelli, with the Italian midfielder poised to sign from Sassuolo for €35 million. The whole situation surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s future in Turin […]

SOUTHGATE SETS HIS SIGHTS

After their close defeat in the final of the Euro 2020 competition,the England team was devastated, and so was their manager Gareth Southgate. While nothing will ease the pain of losing on penalties in the final of a competition, the […]

TIME TO LEAVE THE CITY?

Manchester City have been the most dominant side in the Premier League in recent years by some distance. They have won five Premier League titles in the last decade, including three of the last four on offer. Their perennial hold […]

BRENTFORD BETTING ON THE RIGHT TRACK

The 2021-22 Premier League season is set to get underway in less than a month. The top contenders to the title are gunning to get going while a newly-promoted side is buzzing to make an impact. The very obvious wordplay […]

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