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featurefootball14 days ago

Unless they survive the long night, Daniel Farke and Norwich would just win hearts

The advent of the internet has changed not just the way the world but also the way football on a macrocosm works. It’s seen armchair philosophers pop up across the world, it has seen people claim they can do a better job than the managers with a few even suggesting tactics and lineups for them.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball20 days ago

Manchester are supposed to be in turmoil but the world around them are dreaming

Despite the outbreak of coronavirus shutting down everything, the Serie A’s title race this season has been nothing short of magnificent. For once with Germany, it's not the same old, boring, one-horse race but something more footbally, i.e. wild, untamable and absolutely impossible to predict.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball21 days ago

Juventus are trying to move on from Catenaccio but they’re doing it mindlessly

‘In the middle of the madness, you don’t have time to identify which player is on your team. If you don’t instantly get it through his movements, you may not know. So, before anything, you get a panorama of a match; the spaces from where you are, and what players are around you.' - Thiago Alcantara.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball24 days ago

Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 29 – Four mistakes not to make

The second double gameweek of the season is here and it’s a predictably boring one with the FPL gods giving Manchester City and Arsenal two games each. However, with the FA Cup still in the running and two DGWs and a Blank Gameweek coming around the bend, things become even more complicated.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball24 days ago

Hate them, stone them or throw bull heads at them, RB Leipzig are here to stay

It’s the end of the 2008/09 season and the world around German football is buoyant. VFB Wolfsburg had just won the first league title in their history, rising from ninth to first in ten weeks. They would never let go and it proved to be the only thing between Bayern Munich and a three-peat.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa month ago

Analysing exactly what Quique Setien has done at Barcelona

A fan of playing football the Barcelona way, Johan Cruyff’s pupil that never was and possibly the man to bring back Barcelona to Barcelona, Quique Setien has had a lot to do. But, eleven games in the present while the verdict is still out, we look at just what Setien has done in his dream job.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa month ago

Football needs to take better care of their young’uns or risk losing their future

Lionel Messi winning his sixth Ballon d’Or, Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent claiming that he should have more Ballon d’Ors, football creating another trophy for young'uns and the Premier League adding the Hall of Fame, has meant that the world’s adulation with awards and trophies has reached its pinnacle.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa month ago

Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 28 – Four players to help you win the weekend

The European round-robin is over for now but after a long week for many sides it will see English sides rotate their teams. Then some cup final will put four teams out of contention which makes panicking a great option. Fear not, because tinkering helps and these four men could change your fortunes.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa month ago

Pep Guardiola said he'll stay at Manchester City but actually doing it will change his legacy

Football is unrelenting. For all the beauty, magnificence and even wonder it produces, it's equally harsh, terrible and unrelenting in its attitude to hate. It's human nature, after all, to remember faults of your fellow man more than your own, exactly as that Greek proverb says.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa month ago

Serge Aurier has evolved into the quintessential modern full-back under Jose Mourinho

There’s always been something about the French and never living up to their talent from Hatem Ben Arfa, Anthony le Tallec and even Bruno Cheyrou. But then there’s Serge Aurier, an Ivory Coast star who is synonymous with never living up to the hype despite playing for France’s best and Tottenham.
Siddhant Lazar