Football has existed in our world for centuries. Its first existence is traced back to the 3rd and 2nd century BC in China, where the game was called Cuju. However, women, who throughout history have been the oppressed sex, were given little importance when it came to their participation and
In 2018, the performances of Gareth Southgate's English national team united fans and pundits alike in sheer passion. Fast forward two years later though, and there is a splitting conversation regarding the recent results for England. Victories against Belgium and Wales are being heralded, but others focus on dire performances
Just 48 days after the 2019/20 Premier League season was completed, we are all back and ready for another exciting season of football ahead. Traditionally, by the second week of September, we would be a few weeks into the season, and things would be shaping up nicely. However, there has
30 years. It was a long, drawn-out and agonizing wait of 30 years for the league title to return to Anfield. The 2019/20 season will always be remembered for the extraordinary times that changed life as we know it, as it will be for Liverpool FC claiming their maiden Premier
Usually, the break preceding the commencement of a new season is filled with football fans on social media complaining about the lack of football and whining about their club’s inactivity in the transfer window - but this year is different. Following the resumption of football after the lockdown, matches have
Cutting an exhausted figure after Untied's 2-1 loss to Sevilla, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bookended the longest season in the club's history with a facile and tired sigh. Three semi-final appearances and a 3rd place league finish have, in all honesty, proved to be an overperformance from the Norwegian. From being
Over the past decade, Liverpool FC's systematic resurgence from lurking in mid-table mediocrity to being Premier League Champions has been commendable. Having witnessed years of ebbs and flows, the euphoria surrounding the Scousers after clinching their first Premier League title is warrantable. The credit for the remodelling of the Merseyside
For two seasons in a row, Maurizio Sarri has been replaced by a managerial novice. First at Chelsea, where Sarri was forced out in favour of Frank Lampard, and now, following last week’s Champions League elimination to Lyon, Juventus took the bold decision to replace the Italian with Andrea Pirlo.
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For many, Emmanuel Adebayor represents the epitome of a modern-day mercenary in the world of football. And maybe that is understandable, considering the Togolese 36-year old has represented 11 different clubs since the beginning of the 2000s, three of them alone within the borders of London. Always with an exceptionally
The human brain is designed to work in a way where we associate certain people with certain words, based on our exposure and experience with the person in a specific context. When football enthusiasts hear the name ‘Aubameyang’, they think of the word ‘goals’. The Arsenal superstar is best known
The 20th Century began with a gruesome war that shook the world in its wake. Art and entertainment was a luxury that nobody could afford, but these little pleasures were doors to the joys of life during such dark times.
Though football tournaments had to be put on hold, the game
As Olivier Groud ended a scintillating move to put Chelsea 2-0 up against Wolves in the final match week, there was a sense that the top four was signed, sealed and delivered. Frank Lampard, I'm Yours. Mount jumped with joy, Rudiger sighed in relief, and Lampard unlocked an achievement that no
After finishing 11th, Southampton can applaud themselves on a solid league season. In Ralph Hasenhüttl's first full campaign in charge, the club have risen in the table since their early 9-0 defeat to Leicester City. "You can see the team is learning quickly," Hasenhüttl told reporters following their 3-1 win over Sheffield
In 2004, a devastating Tsunami destroyed millions of homes and killed innumerable people all-over South-East Asia. World Television footage of the tsunami focused on the image of a seven-year-old survivor named Martunis wearing 'Rui Costa' 'Number 10' Portuguese football jersey. He had been stranded for 19 days after watching his
There are very few players in the world that generate a deluge of emotions from the fans and pundits quite like Wayne Rooney. Often considered as the 'guy who never fulfilled his potential' Wayne has gone through a lot.
The top scorer for both United and England returned to Everton following a
The next Premier League season will likely begin around the 12th of September this year, and it could be a time for the two teams who have won the competition the most to rise once more.
Liverpool are bound to drop off a little from this season’s incredible yet unsustainable points
The Gunners are off to an abysmal start on their return to the Premier League. They were faced with arguably the toughest fixture of the first game week back, as they travelled to the Etihad to face an upbeat Manchester City side. Arsenal's questionable team selection, lack of fluidity and
Football has moved into an age where we romanticise possession-based football, dominating even the most determined of teams and forcing them to change with the times. When looking at the WhoScored metrics for Pass Accuracy, Possession, and Dribbles p90, Burnley are firmly rooted to the bottom of the table every season.
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Every season, the FA Cup throws up its shocks. It’s part of its charm and despite some Premier League sides not taking it as seriously as they used to, there’s nothing better than seeing a League Two or non-league side knock one of the
Take a deep breath Arsenal fans; it's panning out just like it was supposed to. And it could get even worse.
Any last hope of Champions League qualification for Arsenal was snuffed out by Neal Maupay's injury-time winner for Brighton and Hove Albion, as Mikel Arteta's side lost their second match
It will surprise many of us looking at the Premier League table that West Ham United, the club that has spent nearly £100 million on transfers since July 2019, currently sit 16th and 1 point ahead of Aston Villa in the relegation places. This is a situation poisoned further by
By Jake Sandy | This article was published on Football Chronicle on December 19, 2019
Whether it’s looking back at an old matchday program to remind you of your first Saturday spent on the terraces at your local club, or putting on an album by The Smiths as a throwback to
It has been a couple of days since Liverpool fans were greeted by the unwelcome news that one of their long-time targets, Timo Werner, will not be arriving at Anfield next season. To make matters worse, the RB Leipzig striker’s next destination has been revealed as Chelsea. Once the i’s
The Last Dance has, to put it simply, taken the world by storm. The Netflix docuseries which provides an enthralling account of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in their golden era has captured the attention of sports fans all over the world. The story of the Bulls is phenomenal,
The time is around 22:00 on Wednesday, July 11th 2018. England have just been defeated in the semi-finals of the World Cup to Croatia, after an extra-time goal from Mario Mandžukić. In the weeks prior, the nation had been swept by an incredible spirit which saw undying patriotism championed. It
With the Premier League season close to its return, fans will be eager to see their favourite teams back in action after months of being starved of top-flight football. The title race, however, seems pretty much over at this point; with Liverpool requiring only six points to end their twenty-eight-year
27th July 1966: Eusebio of Portugal (left) and Nobby Stiles of England in a duel for the ball during their World Cup semi-final match at Wembley, which England won 2-1. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Living in the Messi-Ronaldo era, we have gifted our eyes to a decade of stunning performances.
Role players who feature for perennial contenders often do not receive their just due. Our obsession with superstars has conditioned us to think of these players as mere passengers who were launched to the promised land by the "big names". Wesley Brown is one amongst many Red Devils from their
It was a typical cold winter sunset in East London with a beautiful twilight over the Mile End Stadium, home of Sporting Bengal United FC. The home fans were bustling as their team was leading against a much higher rank team. After a while, in the dying minutes of the
A World Without Football
The world is going through an unprecedented crisis. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the globe to an absolute standstill. Football has come to an abrupt halt. Almost everyone in the world is within the confines of their homes. There seems to be no end
"Here's Traoré - look at the strength… Traoré! A star is born!"
Adama Traoré's first senior goal, the 11th in a 12-1 aggregate annihilation of Huesca at the hands of Barcelona in the 2014/15 Copa del Rey, was the exciting youngster in a microcosm. A sprinkling of speed and dancing feet
Alexis Sánchez is a creative player, capable of producing moments of magic, he has scored goals for five different clubs in Europe but it is the energy, work-rate and never-give-up attitude of the Chilean that has won the hearts of millions around the world. His career trajectory has gone down
In December 2018, an already under-pressure Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United travelled to Anfield to face their perennial rivals Liverpool, in what would prove to be his final game as the manager of the club. Xherdan Shaqiri came off the bench in the second half to score a brace and deliver
Sport is a canvas for mankind’s imagination. A most beautiful painting where we see mental thought and creativity combine with wonderful, mind-bending feats of physical prowess. Different sports provide different things for fans to enjoy. Yet football stirs up intense passions, often far more powerful and emotive than any other
She might not have the same global presence of female athletes such as Alex Morgan or Lieke Martens- but 20- year-old Amy Laurence is an equally important torch-bearer for the advancement of the women’s game.
Amy Laurence, with her co-host Lauren, launched ‘The Redmen TV Women’s Podcast' back in 2018. Her
For Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Manchester United, it has not been an easy season by any stretch of the imagination. As things stand, they are in the FA Cup, have reached the last-16 of the Europa League, and are still competing for a Top 4 (Or Top 5) slot to
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United. A marriage that came together in unceremonious circumstances last season is still facing a test of its longevity. It has been over a year now, and yet, there are doubts over whether the Norwegian can keep the Red Devils going in the right direction,
In the wake of the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City's ban, lots of eyebrows have been raised. There are quite a few big questions floating around. Most prominently: what they did, how did UEFA find out, are they really guilty, whether or not the punishment meted out to the
On 26th February, Manchester City will face the 13 times European champions in the most high profile tie of the last 16 of the Champions League. When this tie was originally announced, Manchester City were favorites because Real Madrid were struggling, but now, the Los Blancos are seen as slight
When Dean Henderson made his Premier League debut with Sheffield United, nobody could have envisaged the heights he’d reach in such a short space of time. While his heroics in the Championship were well accounted for, a clear disparity among the top-two tiers of English football meant everyone presumed his
Oh, Fantasy Premier League! You can’t bear the stress it brings every week. But you can’t live without it! Ever since coming into prominence, the FPL frenzie has collided with the social media boom to result in an addictive combination.
Currently, more than 2 million users are registered, including certain Premier
From playing League One football with MK Dons one year, to lining up for Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League the next, it’s important to remember just how rapidly Dele Alli has risen to fame on the football pitch.
It was a crazy couple of months for the England youngster, whose
It is difficult to think of a rise to prominence and stardom as remarkable as Jamie Vardy's in recent years. Working his way up all the way down from the eighth tier of English football, Vardy has fast become arguably one of the Premier League's iconic strikers. Like most young
Two heavyweights of English football face-off in what promises to be a titanic match at Anfield. Here is Srivaths with the Big Match Preview.
When one talks about the best football games in the world, there is a lot of emphasis on two aspects of the game - the players playing
The party that followed Sheffield United’s promotion to the Premier League was a big one. An open-top bus weaving through the streets of the Steel City, confetti fluttering in the wind, flares blasting thick red smoke into the air, with thousands of gleeful Blades fans paying homage to the team
Written by Varun Kumar
The story of the 33-year old Sheffield born striker is one in a million. From being called “The Fat Boy from Sheffield” to carrying his team through the lower divisions of English football and now finally playing in the best league in the world, his journey is
There can be no denying that the 2018 World Cup saw a tremendous change in attitude from England after a disastrous Euro 2016. The atmosphere in and around the team was overwhelmingly positive, acting as a catalyst to England's best World Cup finish since 1990. The semi-final defeat to Croatia was hard
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“He is a proper player. He can play football.” - Belgian winger Eden Hazard on Christian Pulisic.
Chelsea’s recent acquisition of Pulisic was hardly a surprise. The American winger had made his name in the seething cauldron that is the Signal Induna Park as one of the most
What a couple of seasons it’s been for Virgil van Dijk. The colossal center-back has been outstanding for Liverpool ever since his arrival from Southampton in January 2018 and, along with Alisson, is the main reason why the Reds have become a formidable defensive unit over the past year. Van
By Ganapathi Ramanathan | O,Captain! My Captain! | 2018
Jordan Henderson is by far the biggest paradox to have existed in Liverpool Football Club. Never in the past, has a single Liverpool player divided fans and critics alike - let alone the captain of one of the most exciting sides in Europe.
By Bhargav Joglekar
A couple of weeks ago, Fernando Torres announced that he would be retiring from football at a press conference he called in Tokyo. He had informed his fans about the press conference a couple of days in advance via an Instagram post. Immediately, speculation started circling about what
Very few players in the footballing world have had to endure the type of scrutiny and criticism England's Raheem Sterling has had to face. The player has seemingly always been at the end of a grilling from fans and pundits alike, but the Manchester City star has never retaliated and
At just 21 years of age, Marcus Rashford has proven in his short, but substantial career that he is the jewel in the crown of both Manchester United Football Club and English football. While his fellow compatriots are being heralded for featuring from time to time at big clubs, Rashford
2018-19 has been a spectacular season for Wolves so far. It’s rare that a team with a vision and ambition ends up working together so cohesively from the top all the way down to the bottom. The manager, the signings, the players, the coaches, the youth team, the board all
His opening games were Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham, where you are almost putting him to sink or swim and he certainly learnt to swim.” - Roy Hodgson on Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Injuries at right-back in February of 2018 meant Aaron Wan-Bissaka was rushed into the first team ahead of schedule against
Every great side in football needs that one player. The player who eats, breathes and sleeps for their team. The player who has no greater goal in their career than to win with their club. Some names that instantly spring to mind are those of Iker Casillas at Real Madrid,
Whilst it may be a competition that still has football fans around Europe scratching their heads, the UEFA Nations League has been nothing short of interesting, particularly after the opening group phase threw up plenty of tense games and quite a few surprises along the way.
In Group 1, which looked
Plagued with claims of the national team underperforming at the highest level for decades despite the hype, England have recently been rejuvenated by winning competitions in the lower age groups over the last two years. And when discussing about England's latest set of football prodigies coming through, it'd be hard
"Ademola Lookman is the present and future of Everton Football Club" - Marco Silva
Not something you’d hear from a Premier League Manager talking about a 21-year old youngster, especially if he’s just made 4 starts for Everton at that
The 'Bosanski dijamant' or the 'Bosnian Diamond' for those who reside outside of Sarajevo, Bosnia where serial goalscorer Edin Džeko was born in 1986. From the capital of his home nation to the capital of Italy, the underrated striker is scoring goals and still enjoying his football in Serie A.
Written by Srinivas Sadhanand & Varun Purty
“He played in every youth national team from under-17s to under-15s. He’s improving, thanks to his work in the Arsenal academy, and he’s close to impressing his quality with the first team. He’s 17 so I think this is the moment of Emile Smith Rowe
“Arsenal are my boyhood club, I’ve been with them since I was eight, so that’s 10 years. I just want to go back there stronger because at the time I was at Arsenal I was 16, 17 and I didn’t feel confident. I didn’t think I was a man, but
We are kick off our first series -'Young Lions - The Future of English Football' with an in-depth look into Manchester City's Phil Foden, one of England 's brightest midfield talents. Resident writer Udhav Arora gives us a lowdown on the "Stockport Iniesta".
“Balance and a left foot you can’t believe” is
Academy graduate, fan favourite, most wanted international and now Premier League goalscorer. What a start to life in football for Declan Rice. Oh, and he’s just 20 years of age.
Is he destined for the top?
Born in London to English parents, you could be forgiven to feel somewhat angered by his pending
As interest in the Premier League’s brightest starlets intensifies from across the Channel, more British prodigies appear open to moving abroad. Managers, players and fans alike are all asking the same question. Why?
Why would they go?
As any 18 year old will attest to, it’s hard to know which step to
ALONG with the arrival of new chief tactician Maurizio Sarri at West London, one of his more extraordinary pupils, Jorginho has brought an enticingly unique brand of football to England. It's not even been 2 months and Jorginho is already enhancing his reputation as one of the best passers in
England's Midfield could potentially see them go one step further at Euro 2020.
The Taylor Take Over breaks down the stats from Russia 2018 and suggests 3 candidates that could boost the midfield.
The English football team went into Russia 2018 with a lower level of expectancy draped around their shoulders than
Match Report by Ishan Bhasin
England will face Colombia in the last 16 while Belgium will be facing Japan as they top Group G courtesy a ripper of a strike by Adnan Januzaj. This game was made interesting because of the possible fixtures it could create. The winner would go on to
It just had to be Harry Kane for England.
The last time England played at the World Cup, Daniel Sturridge was the talk of the town. The Liverpool man had the best scoring season of his career heading into Brazil, as he was expected to be the next big superstar to
~Versatile, confident and oozing coolness~
The Taylor Takeover profiles young Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles had been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dark season for Arsenal. His successful integration into the first team has been a preview of the level of talent Arsenal have coming through their
There are two sides to the coin that is Group G. You have England and Belgium, who know all about the occasion, and are striving to match the considerable potential of their talent. Then there’s the novices, Tunisia and Panama. 2018 will be a new chapter in both countries' footballing
"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."
The famous quote from Bill Shankly, former Liverpool manager of the 60s and 70s. Of course, Shankly was speaking with his
He did not seem at ease accepting a bespoke gong from his erstwhile nemesis. Nor was he comfortable in receiving kindness and what seemed like genuine ‘respect’ from Jose. There was more than a hint of hesitancy in his smile and it took addition countenance from Sir Alex for him
Football is a funny game, they say. Going into the season, Burnley had lost two of their key players from last season (who contributed majorly to them avoiding relegation) in Michael Keane and Andre Gray to Everton and Watford, respectively. They were installed as the second most favourites to be
So, eleven games into the Premier league season, the pace has been well and truly set by a rampant Manchester City side who are already 8 points clear at the top of the table. They have been nothing short of incredible to watch and their philosophy of staying true to
A wounded lion is said to be more ferocious. However, the lion does not attack the person who inflicted the wound. Time to rewind the clock to where it all began. The u-17 Euros has five spots for qualification to the u-17 World Cup. However, the qualification part did not
Pressure. Disappointment. Agony. Three words that sum up England’s recent World Cup history and performances. No other nation feels the pressure more than England, with fans, pundits and the media craving for success. England has had some legends play in the last three World Cups but each time the team
Plans to expand Old Trafford are underway as officials in United are charting out a plan to increase the stadium capacity to 88,000 from 75,643 by adding an extra tier to the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand.
The planned expansion will see Old Trafford become the third largest football stadium in Europe
Ancelotti’s sacking shows that even Bayern aren’t immune to the whims of modern football.
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Germany are, always have been and will continue to be a football powerhouse. Very few things are constant in football, and this is one of them.
And of German football, Bayern Munich