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The Case for the Defensive Midfielder

The importance of the Defensive Midfielder in football today. In theory, football is (should be) a simple game. Eleven players attempting to put the ball in a net, in the process moving it among themselves and keeping it away from the grasp of the opposing team. In practice though, the

As the Dust Settles

The transfer window saga has ended. As the dust settles, the squads have been finalized. Even if the managers have got the desired results, or not, they have to cope with these players only. Let us examine the signings and how the teams have performed in this crazy transfer window. ENGLISH

Liverpool and Chelsea to lock horns over Solanke Transfer fee at Tribunal.

Liverpool’s capture of Oxlade Chamberlain from under Chelsea’s noses will make the upcoming tribunal to decide the transfer fee to be paid by Liverpool to Chelsea for Dominic Solanke a very tense affair. Chelsea cannot be very pleased by the manner in which they missed out on Oxlade- Chamberlain after an

The Arsenal Monthly: August

Its been a gloomy month for Arsenal. From transfers to on field performances to a shattered dressing room without any leaders, Arsenal are in crisis. There were 3 matches played this month vs Leicester, Stoke and Liverpool. Arsenal won 1 and lost 2. Now, they are languishing in 16th place.

Deadline Day- LIVE Updates!

Deadline Day. Stay with us as we explore the latest developments from this year’s transfer deadline day. This transfer season has set new records with Neymar’s transfer. All times are IST (Indian Standard Time). British Window closes at 3:30 am IST. 3:30 AM- Deadline day has officially ended. Diafra Sakho is

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Match Review

This fixture never fails to disappoint. Over the years, Liverpool vs Arsenal has been an action packed fixture filled with mesmerizing attacking play. This stems from the fact that both teams attack better than they defend. This time though, Liverpool’s attack absolutely dismantled the Arsenal defense whereas the Arsenal attack

How will Ousmane Dembele fit in at Barcelona?

A second exclusive by Anirudh Srinivas. Illustration by Norman Kopietz Ousmane Dembele completed his move to Barcelona earlier this week. The transfer fee of 105 million euros plus about 42 million euros in add-ons will make this the second most expensive transfer in football history, after Neymar’s move from Barcelona to

BREAKING: FCBarcelona confirm they have completed a deal to sign Ousmane Dembele

Barcelona have completed the signing of Borussia Dortmund attacker Ousmane Dembele for an initial fee of €105 million. They announced the signing on Twitter. Benvingut @Dembouz! ¡Bienvenido Dembélé! Welcome Dembélé! Bienvenue Dembélé! #BeBarça pic.twitter.com/gTl0YXCEd6 — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 25, 2017 The Barcelona faithful will hope that Dembele will be be able to

Berbatov joins ISL

Berbatov at his prime for the Red Devils. Image via The Telegraph. Dimitar Berbatov signs for ISL side, Kerela Blasters. Berbatov has signed a year long contract which sees him play for Kerala Blasters. The former Manchester and Tottenham player was a free agent before Kerela Blasters came knocking on

Present Arms

Wayne Rooney retires from international football. The boy belonging to the Blue side of Merseyside brings down the curtains to a phenomenon career. Rooney featured in 119 matches, scoring 53 times for “The Three Lions”. He was undoubtedly part of the most comprehensive squad ever brought forward by England. Rooney

Champions League Qualifiers.

One of the greatest competitions that there is, is back and rearing to go. The Champions League is not only one of the greatest in Europe but also followed across the globe with much enthusiasm. EADF Writer Varun Purty gives us a detailed explanation on how the Champions League qualifiers

Nasri and Kondogbia make switches!

Antalyaspor signs Nasri. Image via Daily Sabah. (https://goo.gl/U4ks6e) The transfer window sees another absurdity take place as Samir Nasri leaves City for an estimated fee of 3.2 million pounds. Reports confirm his move to Turkish club Antalyaspor. Nasri will be joining the likes of Samuel Eto’o, although reports from the Turkish

The ‘Big 6’ Summer Transfer Commentary – Who is Winning the Silly Season (PL)

Image credits – ytimg 6.Chelsea It has been a typically Chelsea start to the year (for Chelsea of course). They won last year at a canter, introduced the English audience to the proverbial “Three at the Back”, won praise for their record equaling thirteen game run and then broke the record

Sound General Quarters

The essence of football can be felt from every league showcasing its diversity. Friday, 18th August 2017 marks the start of one of the most creative and tactically astute leagues in the world.. The Spanish League or La Liga as they call it. The men plying their trade in Spain

Everton and Swansea reach an agreement on Gylfi Sigurdsson

Everton completed their 8th signing in the transfer window for a club record fee of £45m on Wednesday after manager Ronald Koeman confirmed Gylfi Sigurdsson completed his medical and put paper to a 5 year contract. The 6’1 Icelandic midfielder was directly involved in 21 Premier League goals last season and

Juventus and PSG reach an agreement for Blaise Matuidi

All smiles ! https://goo.gl/3gGsCB Via Dailymail Juventus have agreed on a fee to sign the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi for £18.2m plus add-ons. The French international is one of PSG’s longest serving players but has been allowed to leave during a summer of upheaval at the

Real Madrid outclass Barcelona for Spanish cup crown

By Masoom Kalra, Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema scored brilliant first – half goals as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 on the night to register a emphatic 5-1 aggregate Spanish Super Cup win. It took less than four minutes for madrid to open the scoring thanks to Asensio’s golazo. Barça goalkeeper Marc-André

Arsenal vs Leicester: Match Review

It’s been an exhilarating first weekend to the Premier League which has had everything, red cards, poor defending, great attacking, controversial decisions and of course, goals. All this kicked off on Friday night when Arsenal faced of Leicester. As usual, there was a sense of optimism around the Emirates, but as

Manchester United 2017/18 Season Preview

By Anirudh Eswaran What happened last season? Following the arrival of Jose Mourinho last summer, expectation amongst all was sky high. Here was a manager with a proven track record of making teams successful at all costs, whatsoever. Mourinho made four signings in the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan

UEFA Super Cup: Review

The UEFA Super cup is a one off match played between the winner of the Europa League and the winner of the Champions League. In theory this game should be played fiercely but more often than not it is just looked at as another pre season friendly. This season though,

Rejuvenating the Renaissance

Associazione Calcio Milan. AC Milan was one of the teams who had once conquered the whole footballing world. There was once a team honouring the crest and playing in San Siro. They showed the Milan faithful what it feels like to play it The Milan Way. Or as they call

Confirmed Transfers & Talks

By Masoom Kalra, Manchester City agree £50m fee for Tottenham’s Kyle Walker Manchester City are now prepared to pay the £50m fee it will take to sign Kyle Walker, report the Telegraph. The right-back has been a target of City since the end of last season and has made no secret he would

You can hear rumours. But you can’t know them.

By Masoom Kalra, Bayern Munich in Douglas Costa talks with Juventus (All images in this articles are for editorial purposes only , we dont own the rights to any of the images) Douglas Costa is set to be sold to Juventus, while Renato Sanches and Serge Gnabry may be loaned out ahead of

English Premier League Transfers & Rumours

Written by Masoom Kalra,   The Belgian is poised to join the Red Devils in an astronomical deal, the latest sign that the Premier League’s extravagance will not end soon…. Romelu Lukaku is moving to Manchester United from Everton, in a stunning deal that could be worth of £150 million once wages are

Arsenal : It’s Time.

It’s been a long while since Arsenal last lifted the Premier League trophy and in every season since then Arsenal always seem to be 3–4 players away from a major trophy. Last season though, they finished 5th and didn’t even qualify for the Champions League and although that looks extremely

The Saint

Iker Casillas in all his glory , Image Credits — Madness TV “But the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come.” -Daniel 7:18 All the people who follow the stupendous game called football, do appreciate the fact that the upcoming FIFA 18

Rugrats of the Riviera — The AS Monaco story

There’s a French side lighting up Europe this season, and it’s not the rich boys from the capital. The team closest to threatening Paris Saint-Germain’s stranglehold over Ligue 1 and beyond are challengers no more. As they get ready to take on Juventus in their return to the Champions League

Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield: The race to 40 points

Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield: The race to 40 points By Abhishek Ramachandran The Premier league will welcome two relatively unknown commodities in Brighton and Huddersfield, and a familiar figure in Newcastle for the upcoming season. While Newcastle and Brighton secured automatic promotion, Huddersfield ended up unlikely victors of the championship playoffs, beating

Turf Moor: The Fortress.

A third exclusive by Anirudh Shenoy Burnley have accumulated 33 points from a potential 54 at home, 2 points better of than Manchester United and sitting pretty in 8th on the home league table, letting in only 18 goals at home along the way. Burnley away has been a tough fixture for

The Eagles are soaring again.

By Anirudh Shenoy  As a Manchester United fan, it’s hard not to love Crystal Palace. They’ve beaten Chelsea and Liverpool away from home and embarrassed Arsenal at home with a thumping 3–0 win. From languishing on 19 points, level with rock bottom Sunderland, chances of survival looked bleak for Crystal Palace. Had anyone

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