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featurefootball5 months ago

There is a war raging on for football’s soul and it looks like football is losing

A normal Monday, for most people, is boring and marks the end of the weekend. For football fans and people who work in football, it’s the day after a great or terrible weekend. Either way, it’s a non-eventful day with little to nothing worth reading or watching. That all changed on April 19 2021.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball6 months ago

Pep Guardiola needs to check his overcomplicated instincts at the door and just let Manchester City fly free

But can he do it on a wet and rainy night at Stoke? That was the question posed to Pep Guardiola after he dominated both Spain and Germany, after winning the treble with Barcelona and after reaching three consecutive semi-finals with Bayern, but could he do it on a cold and rainy night at Stoke?
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball6 months ago

Kylian Mbappe has already won a World Cup; now comes his hardest challenge

He knew he had the world watching. This was after all one of the biggest events of the footballing season and one of the most crucial parts of the tournament. And he’s part of one of the favourites to actually go on and win the thing although in the years past, they’ve struggled with expectations.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa year ago

Titles? Trophies? Nah, Borussia Dortmund and their Yellow Army have better goal in mind

There are three things in life that are certain. Death, Taxes, and Borussia Dortmund snapping up the very best of Europe's youngsters with minimal fuss before selling them for an exorbitant sum of money.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa year ago

From the MLS to the Bundesliga: Alphonso Davies’ rise has been stunning and it is far from over

In the age of Kylian Mbappe, Jadon Sancho or numerous other starlets, Alphonso Davies, at 19, has been proclaimed to be the world's best left-back despite a whole catalogue of players older than him dominating the scene. But the question on everybody's mind is the former MLS star worth the hype?
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa year ago

Football without fans has placed a spotlight on the mistakes and placed the elite on a podium

In a future not so far from now, people will remember the days they spent in lockdown. The days they spent shut in their own houses, thanks to a virus that the leader of the free world believed came from eating a bat. But more importantly, they’ll remember how football strolled back into our lives.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa year ago

Bundesliga SRL Round-Up | Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich stay in title race with wins and more

In a packed Saturday, six games were played in the Bundesliga and it was no ordinary day. Borussia Dortmund walked away with a win against Fortuna Dusseldorf, Wolfsburg and Freiburg put up a show but it was Bayern Munich’s battle against Borussia Monchengladbach that was the Saturday’s marquee show.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years 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
featurefootball2 years ago

SportsCafe’s Greatest individual performances of the decade ft. Gareth Bale and Lionel Messi

The end of what might just be football’s golden decade is upon us and what a decade of individual skill it has been. From Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lifting their sides to glory to Dusan Tadic, Gareth Bale and Neymar’s flashes of brilliance to Kylian Mbappe paving the way for teenagers.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

Dysfunctional Barcelona have to do a better job of moving on from Messi and co

In Depraved and Insulting English, the authors show us a side of the English language that, like most of the English language, has fallen out with the times. It’s archaic, hilarious and it’s from here the word epicaricacy lands in our lives and, like many in the book, it suits our purpose well.
Siddhant Lazar