featurefootball3 days ago

Trouble in paradise - The Sergio Aguero and Pep Guardiola story

In this age of unscrupulous footballers, there have few players that have personified a club as much as Sergio Aguero. After the likes of Francesco Totti, Tony Adams and even Paul Scholes, Manchester City’s Argentine is a history maker, but his marriage with Pep Guardiola might just be his downfall.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball8 days ago

Manchester City vs Tottenham | Clash of two ideologies

The Premier League is back, but last weekend was just a mere glimpse into the season that its shaping up to be. The real start is this weekend as Manchester City battle Tottenham in what should prove to be a title decider. But decider or not, this is not about the clubs but about the two managers.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball9 days ago

Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 2 | Captain, not picks is priority for Week 2

The Premier League is back and with it the Fantasy Premier League that rocks the world, with a mere 100 million budget. However, with Gameweek 1 giving us far too many surprises as Raheem Sterling, Ashley Barnes and Eric Pieters topped their groups, picking your captain becomes that much harder.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa month ago

AIFF’s relentless conundrum endangering national team's FIFA qualifiers

An idealist believes that the short run doesn’t count, while a cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. But, a realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run pretty much determines the long run.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

Fantasy Premier League 2019/20: Budget Goalkeepers picks

It’s the toughest challenge this season, sticking to a budget goalkeeper instead of going for one of the more established superstars. The prospect of having either Alisson Becker or Ederson is certainly enticing but where would a combination of premium midfielders and forwards fit in that equation?
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa month ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Igor Stimac’s uncertainty much more concerning than India team’s

If the end of King’s Cup had left the Indian football fans with a tinge of excitement then the Intercontinental Cup has seen them reeling in depression now, staring into an abyss of uncertainty. With the path forward looking pitch dark at best, it is the manager who has to hold the mast strong.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 months ago

Sahal Abdul Samad – A needle in Igor Stimac’s haystack

Before Ruben Neves became a household name in the West Midlands, he was a sensation with European giants FC Porto and his former manager, Julen Lopetegui, in one interview while praising the midfielder had said, “Being young is a condition, not a sin”. Igor Stimac had given us a familiar air.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 months ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Know Your Opponent - North Korea

India would come against one of the most successful Asian teams in North Korea in the Intercontinental Cup and despite their poor run, the World Cup veterans enjoy an unbeaten record against India. Quite interestingly, North Korea would be posing a very different challenge to India than Tajikistan.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 months ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Know Your Opponent – Tajikistan

Getting clubbed with DPR Korea and Syria might make Tajikistan look like a weak link, but the Persian Lions are a mysterious pack of cards to deal with. Dealing with concerns similar to India, Igor Stimac would need tweaking his tactics to beat a young Tajikistan side relaying mostly on work rate.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 months ago

Sergio Lobera’s good work with Indian players the reason I chose FC Goa, says Seiminlen Doungel

FC Goa’s new recruit Seiminlen Doungel has stated that Sergio Lobera’s brilliant work in developing and improving Indian players with his style was one of the reasons he chose the Gaurs. The former Kerala Blasters star also said that Lobera has given a different identity and philosophy to the club.
Subhayan Dutta