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featurefootball2 months ago

Title, relegation and European drama: The La Liga’s D-day threatens to be chaotic and exciting

There’s absolutely nothing like the final day of a league season but when this is the closest title race in 15 years and a superb relegation battle, it makes La Liga’s final day even better. Especially when you add in the fact that the two Madrid rivals are battling it out for the title on D-day.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball5 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
featurefootball7 months ago

From chaos to being the perfect team in a weird year: Simeone and Atletico Madrid show that time heals all wounds

‘Why not dream of winning the La Liga?’ For most of the opening thirteen games this season, few believed it because we are, after all, only fifteen games into the season. Then came an expansive, defensive and truly dominant performance against Barcelona and suddenly it had everybody dreaming.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball8 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
featurefootball8 months ago

El Diego’s incredible flaws made him human but make no mistake; he was a sporting icon and a God

How do you define or measure greatness? Is it by the impact that someone has made or the number of lives they’ve touched? Or the number of tributes they leave their mortal remains for something more ethereal? Or the statistics that they put up during the time they did spend on this planet?
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball10 months ago

Gareth Bale’s redemption arc could be just the thing that Tottenham need

There’s a post somewhere on Twitter that goes “Once upon a time every player was the greatest player on their own team,” and it really makes you think. Because the more one thinks about it, the more one realises just how true that statement actually is.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball10 months 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

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

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

Frozen, Suspended and with no end in sight but the world's bond with football thrives

‘Don’t those people need that money? Maybe, but they need football too.’ It stunned Fergus Sutter or so The English Game tells us but it could just be creative leeway. Either way, in its own way, the tv show showed just how much people depended on football before it was truly football.
Siddhant Lazar