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The sad-lore of Nepali Football: is it on further decline?

Nepali football has failed to impress anyone over the years, but is this the worst ever phase for the country? 2013 – I was watching the Nepali football side take on Afghanistan to book a place in the final of SAFF Championships. Football was ringing a lot of bells around the country, with Nepal impressive in the tournament with India and Bangladesh. The stadium was …

PSG slowly forging their way amongst the European elites

The 2017 summer transfer window was unarguably a ridiculous transfer window in football history, the new season has started, and one question on each football fan’s mind is: Can PSG finally prove themselves as a European powerhouse? Picture : Sky sports  After the massive cash takeover in 2011 by Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG has dominated domestically, winning four consecutive league titles between 2012 and 2016. However, …

Nemanja Matic; final piece of jigsaw puzzle for Manchester United?

Nemanja Matic has had a great start to his Manchester United career. He has started alongside by Paul Pogba in a 4-2-3-1 formation. The introduction of the Serbian has seen United scored 10 goals and yield none in their initial three games. Jose Mourinho is also expected to use 4-3-3 and 3-5-2 formations in big and competitive games, depending on the opposition and in both …

Xabi Alonso – a born leader and a natural midfield maestro

An academy product of Real Sociedad, Xabi Alonso is a gifted midfielder. His range of passes was exquisite, and his vintage shots will forever remain in footballing world’s memories. His footballing skills aren’t just exemplary about him – he is a born leader. The midfielder was appointed a captain at a tender age of 21, and he succeeded in his role by taking his side to …

How La Liga clubs began their European Domination

UEFA Champions League, a tournament where the top teams in every European league meet every season. The top teams of domestic competition play against each other to lift Europe’s one of the most valuable trophies. La Liga giants started to dominate the European domination since the 2010-11 season. Two La Liga teams – Real Madrid and Barcelona – booked the spots on top 4 round of …

Romelu Lukaku: The story so far; and the future

On 13 May 1993, in the City of Antwerp, a future Premier League star took his first steps in the world.  Romelu Lukaku comes from a footballing family. His father – Roger Lukaku –  was a professional footballer. As a kid, he watched his father play in the lower divisions of Belgian national league. But he set his bars high and eyed the mega-riches of …

Jese Rodriguez – A player with unfulfilled potential

Just a night later, Jese Rodriguez will feature in an emotional return to Santiago Bernabeu. But things could have been well and truly different for the former Los Blancos winger. Jese Rodriguez was something sort of Real’s next big thing in 2011. Sadly for Jese, the man in charge Jose Mourinho wasn’t someone who entrusted youngsters easily. Eventually, though, hard work paid off for the youngster. …

Why are opinions of “foreign fans” often undervalued in social media?

Football is now a global sport, a sport of billions as they say. But the opinions of ‘foreign fans’ are often undervalued in social media. I am a Chelsea fan – but this isn’t about the club I support or even the country I come from. I originate from a South Asian country sandwiched between India and China. There is no reason why football should …

Something needs to change at Emirates and it needs to be done quick

In a month of love showers all over the world, no mercy was shown by the Bavarians at Allianz Arena. Barring a miracle, the tie is well and truly over for the 2003-04 Invincibles. Bayern Munich know what it takes to face Arsenal and given the chances Arsenal have had to make things right, they seem to make same mistakes season after season against the …

Wishing farewell to a silent hero of Chelsea’s golden era

 Fernando Torres scored by rounding off goalkeeper Victor Valdes, and Chelsea booked their place in their second final in Champions League history. The Blues were one man down and trailed by two goals as their dreams looked likely to get shattered in Barcelona. But, a consequent Ramires goal and the defensive solidity for the rest of the game helped pull out a spectacular victory which remains …