The Eccentric Genius

1982/83. After five years at Barcelona, where he laid the foundations for the next 4 decades of football, and a season in LA, Washington, and Levante each, Johan Cruyff decided to come back to his old club Ajax. That return season ended on a high, with the club winning the Eredivisie and KNVB Cup double. […]

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Great Expectations

  The 2017/18 season is about to start. You’ve lost the league that you’ve dominated for so long to underdogs Monaco and you’ve been thrown off the cliff of Europe’s elite after blowing away a four goal lead in Spain to Barcelona. Your only triumph of the season is only a (pretty much guaranteed) domestic […]

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The Catalan Miracle

In football, only a handful of players can craft and dictate a game the way Leo Messi can. However, in the return leg with PSG, we saw something else. We saw someone else take that responsibility and push the team forward: Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. What we saw that night was nothing short of […]

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A Tale of Two Cities

The prospect of a club giving in Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Alexis Sanchez would have seemed ludicrous a few months back but here we are as Manchester United make another addition to their “arsenal” and Arsenal add a much-needed right-sided player to their squad as they have let go of Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott recently. First […]

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Football’s Grandest Stage

While both have had incredible qualifying campaigns, the obvious questions still linger: will they win the World Cup? Will the Germans keep their crown or will the Spaniards reclaim it once and for all? The signs are there for both. Spain, following the retirement of their most successful manager Vicente Del Bosque, have gone back […]

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Last game of the Qualifiers for the World Cup, a win needed to make it to Russia, and all eyes on Messi himself. What happens next? A masterclass. A hat-trick from La Pulga to secure a place for next year’s tournament. An efficient clutch performance, an outrageous chip, and persistence was needed to book a […]

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