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featuresports6 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | Pep Guardiola is an elite offensive coach but he's rarely creator of great offenses

Wherever he goes, Pep Guardiola has created monstrous, league destroying football teams. He did it in Spain, he did it in Germany and then he came to England and did it again. But for all that undeniable managerial talent and ability, the Spaniard has rarely created a great offense.
Siddhant Lazar
featuresports7 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | Football’s laws are the problem, not the VAR and definitely not the referees

It would bound to happen. You keep hitting a pinata, it’s bound to break. You keep shaking a bottle of soda and eventually, it’s bound to explode. You keep abusing referees and one day, they’re bound to react. That’s exactly what happened and it culminated in Darren Drysdale reacting.
Siddhant Lazar
featuresports7 months ago

Satire Saturday | Football’s remorseless schedule has cemented the records of yesteryear

*Entertaining theme song, that you love the first time you hear it and then for the next thirty episodes you binge-watch before hating it with every bone in your body, plays as a man walks out. He’s dressed in an all-pink suit with a weird mask on his face and the spotlight is all over him.
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featuresports8 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | False nine has changed football as we know it and not for the better

It started with Nándor Hidegkuti as England were humiliated by a mighty and marvellous Hungarian side at Wembley. The scoreline was written into history and has never ever been forgotten by anyone that has anything to do with football. But it is far from over and it has certainly changed the sport.
Siddhant Lazar
featuresports8 months ago

What If Wednesday | What if Gareth Bale had never signed for Real Madrid in summer of 2013

It’s the 2013 summer transfer window and Barcelona had signed Neymar for a club record fee which forced Real Madrid’s hand into splurging €100 million on Gareth Bale. The Welshman’s arrival has since polarised Spain like no other mega-move the Los Blancos had made. But what if he never arrived?
Siddhant Lazar
featuresports10 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | Jurgen Klopp is right; but implementing the five substitutes rule could save careers

'Sky and BT have to talk. If we keep playing on Wednesday and Saturday 12:30 I am not sure if we will finish the season with 11 players,' Jurgen Klopp told Sky's Geoff Shreeves.
Siddhant Lazar
featuresportsa year ago

The Good, Bad and Ugly ft Marcus Rashford's good fight, The European Super League and the MCG’s race to host fans

Another week goes by and we come closer towards the end of 2020 but the chaotic year has left us a lot to talk about in this week’s edition of ‘Good, Bad and Ugly’. From Marcus Rashford and his fight for good, to a European Super League to crowds at the MCG but the world keeps spinning.
Siddhant Lazar
featuresportsa year ago

Truthful Tuesday | The Nations League is football's most important and integral competition right now

With world football on a break, the focus has shifted to a fourteen-day holiday from club football as the 2020 transfer window comes to an end. But in this week’s edition of Truthful Tuesday, we look at the international break and say that the Nations League is football’s most important competition.
Siddhant Lazar
featuresportsa year ago

The Good, Bad and Ugly ft Naomi Osaka, Atletico Madrid’s COVID-19 scare and Premier League’s No Room for Racism

Another week goes by and 2020 continues to get worse but that has left us with a lot to talk about in this week’s edition of ‘Good, Bad and Ugly’. From English youngsters breaching UEFA protocols to a tennis controversy to Atletico Madrid's COVID-19 scare but the world keeps spinning.
Siddhant Lazar
featuresportsa year ago

Overreaction Monday ft Manchester United, Lionel 'money hungry ego-maniac' Messi and Tottenham’s one man team

Overthinking and over-reacting to situations is the human way but when it comes to football something clicks in a person that makes things comical, ludicrous and rarely sensible. That being said during an international break across in Europe, there were bound to be a few hare-brained ideas.
Siddhant Lazar