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featurefootball4 months ago

Relegation and European drama: Serie A and Bundesliga still have a lot to offer on the final day

While the league titles in Germany and Italy have already been decided, the season is far from over because we’ve got relegation, European drama and then some to play for. Just because Bayern Munich and Inter Milan have won their respective titles, it doesn’t mean the season is over, now does it?
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball6 months ago

Beware of the Parisian monsters here to gobble everyone up; ignore them at your own peril

Everyone who has anything to do with football knows the story. If this was a 100 years ago then alongside the myths and legends, songs would have been sung about that night. Neymar’s name would be vibrating through history for centuries after that night. And for PSG, little would change.
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
featurefootball9 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
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

Satire Saturday | Why settle for a dynasty when you can get yourself something much smaller?

‘Football fans are complete and utter idiots. Well, to be pedantic about it all, football fans are intelligent people born with common sense, which is something they’ve used for large parts of their life, but when it comes to football, they’re short-sighted idiots,’
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa year ago

Manchester United and Liverpool are dreaming of space but they need to touch the ground first

No matter what the clubs across the world say, few wouldn’t have signed him. Ignore the fact that the deal would have placed many clubs in a financial blackhole that would have taken them years and maybe even decades to get out of, for a few, but few would have said no, if afforded the chance.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa year ago

Barcelona are careening towards a vortex of hell and there seems to be no signs of stopping

Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich reads the score-board at the Estadio da Lux in Lisbon. Not since the Estádio Mineirão read a scoreline equally ridiculous have football fans been shell-shocked and slack jawed. 8-2 in a Champions League quarter-final in a game contested by two elite sides.
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