Tag: FC Barcelona

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...

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...

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...

How the fee for a player is determined in the Transfer Market ?
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How the fee for a player is determined in the Transfer Market ?

Through the course of the season football fans experience a myriad of emotions- from pure ecstasy to utter grief, from satisfaction to frustration and so much more. The football season proves to be a roller coaster ride with a gripping mix of highs and lows. No wonder most football fans get saddened as soon as...

Legends of Football: Ronaldinho Gaucho
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Legends of Football: Ronaldinho Gaucho

Growing up and watching football we as football fans might have tried to copy some tricks or shots of some players. I tried to do the Dennis Bergkamp trick and ended up with a fractured ankle, tried a David Beckhamesque dipping free kick broke a neighbor’s wind pane. But one player’s trick I never copied...

The Crucification of Football’s Messi-ah
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The Crucification of Football’s Messi-ah

“Forgive them father,for they know not what they have done.” These were the lines which Chirst supposedly uttered after being crucified by the people for whom he had dedicated his entire life. And in a strange twist of fate, it seems that the same line can be uttered by a man, a footballer, almost two...

Players to watch-out in Champions League finals
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Players to watch-out in Champions League finals

Two big names of Europe face each other in the UEFA Champions league finals on June 6th at the Olympiastadion, Berlin. People expected it to be an El Clasico in the finals but Alvaro Morata had his share of payback by knocking his former club Real Madrid in the Semi-finals (3-2) to help the Bianconeri...

Will Pep Guardiola prosper with other teams?
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Will Pep Guardiola prosper with other teams?

Year after year, football never seems to be the thing it was 5 years ago, that’s the feeling we get every time we have a look at the number of different systems that are prevalent in the world right now. Season after season, new managers come in with different approaches to the game, thereby enriching...

Why this Champions League final is worth waiting?
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Why this Champions League final is worth waiting?

July 2006 was a very tempestuous month for Calcio. Italy had just been crowned world champions in Germany, but the most successful club in Italy and reigning champions Juventus were stripped of their two latest league titles and got relegated to the second division of Italian football. Having fought their way back into Serie A...

Analysis: Why Carlo Ancelotti went trophy less?
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Analysis: Why Carlo Ancelotti went trophy less?

No manager would’ve headed to last Christmas and New Year breaks as happy as Real Madrid’s manager Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian in his first season at Spanish Club, won the Copa Del Rey and coveted Champions League trophy (after 12 years) and also won the UEFA Super Cup in the August and ended the year...