Pellegrini’s time at West Ham

I like Manuel Pellegrini. The Chilean has always come across as a person with dignity and humility. When you consider the fact that he has riled even the best managers of this era with mostly unfancied teams playing good football, the sense of rooting for him only grows. Hence, I feel for Pellegrini being sackedContinue reading “Pellegrini’s time at West Ham”

A game-changing injury or a poor substitution?

Lazio’s 3-1 win over Juventus was one of the more remarkable Serie A games I have seen recently. For the first hour Juve took the game to the hosts and were completely on top. The interchange of positions, crisp passing and fantastic movement were topped off by an excellent team goal to put the BianconeriContinue reading “A game-changing injury or a poor substitution?”

Assessing Gladbach’s win over Bayern

It’s important to look at Gladbach’s win over Bayern with objectivity. First of all Borussia Park has always been a difficult place for Bayern to visit. Even Pep’s Bayern lost there a couple of times and it’s clear that the Foals raise themselves to another level when they host the perennial champions. However, it’s beenContinue reading “Assessing Gladbach’s win over Bayern”

Syria vs Australia First Leg Preview

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. NotContinue reading “Syria vs Australia First Leg Preview”