Not a lot of talking points, few players excelled, but nevertheless yours truly always has something to say about a football game. My vlog on the first leg of Sevilla vs United in the Champions League.
In comparison to last week’s exciting games in the Champions League, Chelsea’s clash against Barcelona was a more staid affair. It was still engrossing however and there was a fair bit to analyze. Which I did in my vlog below. Enjoy!
Another Champions League Round of 16 match that lived up to the hype. A lot happened in the game, hence a lot needed to be said by yours truly. Enjoy the match vlog!
I am back vlogging about football. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a consistent Through Ball Vlog. A fantastic match between Juventus and Spurs in the Champions League provided the inspiration. Check out my thoughts in the video.
By the way, I promise that in addition to vlogging, a return to writing is not far off!
Even football fans with wild imaginations would have struggled to conceive this match. Syria. A nation with no home to play in the midst of civil war, dealing with one of the worst humanitarian crises of recent times. Australia. An established continental power ever since it transferred its membership to the Asian Football Confederation.
Not many would have predicted the AFC’s pre-continental playoff to feature Syria and Australia. Yet, after an exciting Asian World Cup qualifying campaign, here we are. Syria vs Australia. Let that sink in for a moment.
As Newcastle and Liverpool played out a 1-1 draw at St. James Park, Round 7 of the Premier League season came to an end. Time to tally the results against my picks. I am not particularly looking forward to this, because I didn’t accurately predict a single scoreline from this weekend’s action. Anyhow, here goes.
The last football weekend of September heralds another pause in domestic football before some crucial World Cup qualifiers. While there is plenty to look forward to on the road to Russia, there are still some tasty fixtures in the last round of domestic football before the international break. These obviously include some great matches in the Premier League. Here’s my stab at predicting the games this weekend, including the marquee clash between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Another interesting round of Champions League action is in the books. Hence, it is time to revisit my predictions. I clearly fell for Jose Mourinho when he said this was the best CSKA Moscow team he had ever faced. It’s also clear, that Group G is going to prove tricky for a lot of people to predict. Time to tally up.
Real Madrid won for the first time at Borussia Dortmund, triumphing 3-1 in an entertaining game. For the neutral, the game lived up to both — its history and its hype. It has to be said, Peter Bosz’s tactical naivety was exposed, as predicted by ESPN’s Stefan Buczko. It was no surprise to see Real’s class and calmness come to the fore, as hinted by the excellent Graham Hunter. My pick for this game on the other hand, was a bit naive.
There were some excellent performances from the men in white, rather less so for the home team. Here are the ratings for all the players on the Through Ball.
Matchday 2 of the Champions League is almost upon us, hence it’s time for me to write down my picks. I can’t wait for this round to get started. We have some stellar games to follow including:
- Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid
- Monaco vs Porto
- Besiktas vs RB Leipzig
- Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea
- Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich
- Sporting vs Barcelona
- CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United
With these games and other great action around the continent, its another difficult round of predictions. The following are my picks for all 16 matches.