Tag: EPL

Column: What’s hurting Arsenal, again
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Column: What’s hurting Arsenal, again

Amidst the chaos that erupted at the away end of the Vitality Stadium late in the game, a cruel sense of realization lingered. Despite Olivier Giroud’s last ditch equalizer handing the Gunners one point, the fact of the matter was that they had lost out on two. The comeback was a commendable one indeed, but...

The Curious Case of James Rodriguez
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The Curious Case of James Rodriguez

For one last time in UEFA Champions league, the stoppage time began as fans rose to their knees, some clutching to their loved ones while many to the Real Madrid crest. Burying their face into those cold hands with just the eyes perking up and rolling to witness what was needed – a free kick...

English clubs and their European eulogies
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English clubs and their European eulogies

Calling England a superpower in football seems to be a highly unjust statement, owing to their slump over the last decade. It’s like calling the West Indies a cricketing giant just because they used to be one, a few decades ago. (Unlike West Indies who seem to be excelling in the shortest format, England’s fortunes...

Of Captaincy and Football
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Of Captaincy and Football

There are few words which tend to get associated with the term ‘captain’ as soon as we think, or speak of it. These include words such as leader, master and phrases such as commander of the crew and always evoke a sense of supremacy for the men that have succeeded in holding a tag as...

Analyzing the transfer window performance of Liverpool FC
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Analyzing the transfer window performance of Liverpool FC

It was an eventful summer transfer window that slams shut on 31st August 2016. Every manager had put forth their respective strategies in place and this being Jürgen Klopp’s first one as manager of Liverpool FC, the onus was on him to make or break a few significant changes to the squad. To understand Liverpool’s...

How important is Jordan Henderson to Liverpool?
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How important is Jordan Henderson to Liverpool?

A from a flop to top story is arguably the best fit to describe the current Liverpool skipper, Jordan Henderson ’s time at Liverpool, since he signed for the Reds from Sunderland for a rumored £20 million a, in 2011. Being highly unimpressive in his debut season at Mersey side, he was in line to...

Wizards at Work: Dimitri Payet and Riyad Mahrez
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Wizards at Work: Dimitri Payet and Riyad Mahrez

The Premier League has given us many memorable battles over the years, and some of them have become stuff of legends, like Viera versus Scholes or Gerrard versus Lampard. The unpredictability of the league, and the stars who play in it is what makes it so special, so engaging. This season has been no different,...

Decoding the Louis Van Gaal Philosophy and Process
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Decoding the Louis Van Gaal Philosophy and Process

Louis Van Gaal (LVG) would have been the perfect actor chosen by Christopher Nolan if he had to make a movie and one had vouch their life for it. The basic requirements to feature in a Nolan movie is that the person has to be someone rigid, stubborn and more significantly just go with the flow...

The great Arsene Wenger dilemma – In or out?
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The great Arsene Wenger dilemma – In or out?

Since that spectacular win against Leicester at the Emirates, here’s the sequence of results that Arsenal has managed over the seven games which followed: Draw. Loss. Loss. Loss. Draw. Win. Loss. Win. The form guide makes for a terrible reading, given the way Arsenal performed against Watford before being ousted from the FA Cup. A...