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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
featurefootball7 months ago

Derby della Madonnina’s latest edition could be a pathbreaker for Italian football

There’s a phenomenon flying about in these very rough times and it’s a sign of the times. In fact, some have even said that it defines our current situation rather nicely. There’s bound to be a better name for it but at the moment, it goes by ‘blame the pandemic’.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball10 months ago

Football’s fluid and everchanging methodology has stamped it’s influence on the players

The first time Liverpool played Manchester City last season, the focus wasn’t on the game, or the players or the managers but instead on how the two sides played their football. One opted to dominate the ball and force their opponents into submission, while the other chose to control the transition.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

SportsCafe’s Greatest Team performances of the decade ft. Barcelona and AS Roma

The end of what might be football’s golden decade is upon us and what a decade of the greatest team sport it has been. The underdogs reigned supreme, from Inter Milan’s tactically sensational performance against Pep Guardiola, Netherlands and their revenge against Spain all the way to AS Roma.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

Will the Real Alexis Sanchez ever stand up? Maybe, maybe not

He lit up England, Spain, Chile, Brazil, South Africa and even Argentina at his very best, smiling while doing it. But now, in the dearth of his career with the world’s back on him at a new Inter, is this the last we see of El Niño Maravilla or will Alexis Sanchez produce yet another renaissance?
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

August 3 | European football transfer round-up

Time waits for nobody, and with less than five days left for the Premier League’s transfer window to slam shut, the drama has hit the stratosphere. The other four are still enjoying a good tan under the sun, but with less than a month, it’s time to start panicking and dig into a few juicy sagas.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball2 years ago

July 30 | European football transfer round-up

Time waits for no man, and with less than nine days left for the Premier League’s transfer window to slam shut, things have gotten interesting. The other four leagues, on the other hand, have a lot of time but with a month left, it’s time to start panicking and dig into a few juicy transfer sagas.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball5 years ago

Top ten worst dives in modern-day football

Football rules, that were made to help the players on the pitch, have seen some of the individuals taking advantage of those rules to showcase their acting chops. While some were convincing enough to fool both the audience and the referees, some of them were flat out fails.
Samarendranath Soory
featurefootball5 years ago

How Guardiola can, tonight, tame the beast he himself created – FC Barcelona

No matter who you support, it's beyond doubt that Barcelona have been the most dominant team in the Champions League since Juventus in the late 90's. Their style of play is not just extremely watchable but is also vey effective - as Sir Alex Ferguson called it, it's 'the passing carousel'.
Faizan Qadiri