Author: Abhranil Roy (Abhranil Roy)

Top 10 strikers in world football
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Top 10 strikers in world football

Strikers are the most exalted breed of players in the game of football — they have the ability to delight and disgust you in equal measure. The rules of football are simple, the team that scores the most number of goals wins. As such, the entire objective of the squad is to create goal scoring...

Syria and the FIFA World Cup 2018: An unlikely tryst with destiny
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Syria and the FIFA World Cup 2018: An unlikely tryst with destiny

I think one of the many reasons why football is such a globally loved game is its ability to transcend borders, cultures, religions and even wars. The beauty of the game lies in its simplicity. Ronaldinho once said,“I learned all about life with the ball at my feet” and last Thursday night, I felt the...

Football in the 21st century and the sad story of it’s fans
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Football in the 21st century and the sad story of it’s fans

Football has come a long way since the days of black and white television, terrace chants and the W-M formation. We now have internet streaming, match day turnstiles and long-drawn pre-match build-ups to attract a larger set of audience. With the advent of technology, there has also been a massive change in the mindset of...

In tribute of Bengaluru FC, the trail blazers of Indian football
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In tribute of Bengaluru FC, the trail blazers of Indian football

When star forward Hammadi Ahmed Abdullah rolled the ball in at the back of the net for Air Force Club in the 71st minute, you could almost hear the collective exasperated gasp from the thousand or so Indian supporters seated at the Qatar Sports Club Stadium. For as long as possible, Bengaluru FC had managed...

Will Manchester United’s youngsters take the big leap?
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Will Manchester United’s youngsters take the big leap?

“ If they are good enough, They are old enough.” – Sir Matt Busby This exact philosophy has been the cornerstone for Manchester United for nearly 75 years now, and it has reaped rich dividends for them. From producing the likes of George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton to the Class of 92, United’s undying...

Dear David: An open letter to David de Gea from a United faithful
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Dear David: An open letter to David de Gea from a United faithful

Dear David, I hope this letter finds you in the best of spirits. And why shouldn’t it? You are back where you belong, doing what you do best in front of the people who love you more than probably, your own countrymen. After a lengthy, arduous and at times, pretty darn frustrating summer window, thanks...

Man Utd Weekly Blog: Swans on song as United lack spirit
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Man Utd Weekly Blog: Swans on song as United lack spirit

As we see off yet another game week of the Barclays Premier League, here’s an article composing the thoughts on the red side of Manchester in the Manchester United weekly. In this week’s action, Manchester United faced the first defeat of the season at the hands of Swansea after leading 1-0 courtesy of Juan Mata’s...

Takeaways from Manchester United’s win over Brugge
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Takeaways from Manchester United’s win over Brugge

As Manchester United registered a 3-1 first leg win over Club Brugge in the Champions League play off at Old Trafford last night, here we list a few talking points from the game. Memphis has the magic Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo left for Real Madrid in the summer of 2009, United have struggled to find...

Meet Ed Woodward – The Wolf of the Old Trafford
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Meet Ed Woodward – The Wolf of the Old Trafford

The Manchester United faithful have sung chants of King Eric, Ryan Giggs, Ronaldo, Fergie, Rooney for years now, but as this new season rolls in, it seems that they now have only one name on their lips – Ed Woodward. Though Ed, who became United’s CEO when David Gill retired alongside Sir Alex Ferguson in...