5 Times Jose Mourinho Verbally Destroyed A Rival Manager

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reacts.

When a football fan hears of the term “controversial manager,” the name of Jose Mourinho automatically springs to mind. From winning almost every major title he has contested for to falling out with some of the biggest players in the world – the Portuguese tactician has done it all. Apart from his antics on the…

Jurgen Klopp vs Brendan Rodgers: Who Has Been The Better Liverpool Manager?

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool is a great footballing club with a rich history and a broad and passionate fanbase. One would hardly disagree that the Merseyside outfit used to be the biggest club in England before the arrival of Sir Alex Ferguson, who revolutionised Man Utd drastically enough to overtake their rivals. However, there is a reason that…

Gennaro Gattuso: Milan’s Saving Grace?

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso and players celebrate after winning the penalty shootout.

The fact that managers make a marked difference in a club’s future is a proven reality. But the extent to which they can revive and rejuvenate a club is often undermined, if not ignored. However, a storm that has taken hold of the Serie A hasn’t been sidelined, and much limelight has been given to…

Arsenal 0-3 Man City: Analysis Of The Carabao Cup Final

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring their second goal with Benjamin Mendy and Kevin De Bruyne.

As Man City marched ahead to the hopes of starting their run for a possible treble this season, Arsene Wenger had turned his side’s mediocre season around to a cup final. And as Wembley stood witness to the much awaited clash, they were received with a result most of them were expecting. Arsenal were thumped…

Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea: Tactical Analysis

It is the fixture that triggers the rush of adrenaline amongst the club members and supporters, as it encapsulates a distinct essence in the wake of the real rivalry breathing between the English giants. Nevertheless, the final whistle blew in the favour of the Mancunians after an exhibition of a balanced second half at Old…

5 Reasons Why Wenger Is Better Than Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The game of football is a simple yet dynamic sport on the surface, which at first glance looks just about entertaining. But to anyone who has taken their time to indulge into the beautiful sport, it is much more complex and counterintuitive. Orchestrating a perfect win takes a tactically sound and analytically spontaneous brain, and…

5 Reasons Why Mourinho Is Better Than Conte

Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho on a scarf worn by a fan outside the stadium before the match.

Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, apart from being in a constant spar of words, are also the managers of long-time rivals Manchester United and Chelsea. On Sunday, these two English giants clash yet again, and Old Trafford will be the spectator to an undoubtedly entertaining contest. While the strength of the respective sides is a…

Lionel Messi vs Chelsea – Player Analysis

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their second goal.

One of those enormous and mouthwatering fixtures in the international sport that seldom fails to present drama and exquisite displays has concluded with neither team ascertaining their supremacy. The expectations of this widely anticipated fixture are regularly tinted with anxiety as well as enthusiasm, and the tie certainly hasn’t failed in bestowing entertainment to the…

5 Reasons Why Real Madrid Can Win The Champions League Yet Again

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is carried by his players as they celebrate winning La Liga.

Real Madrid have been facing a horrendous season so far, with an awful standing in the La Liga and a recent knockout from the Copa Del Rey. The team seems to be in a perpetual state of recovery, and their recent first leg 3-1 win over PSG is certainly a silver lining. Despite all this,…

Kevin De Bruyne vs Mohamed Salah: How The Versatile Attackers Match Up

The Premier League title race has been customarily electrifying this year, even with Pep Guardiola’s Man City ascertaining authority considerably early, mesmerising the whole world with their finest of football designedly in the process. Be that as it may, the Premier League fanatics have been intriguingly pondering and debating over different material this season –…

Why Chelsea Have Sold So Many World Class Players

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (R) talks to Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea seem to be the undisputed merchants of the Premier League, what with the host of talents that have left the club in one form or another. Simply put, the side is built around the financial ethos of identifying talents, developing those players, and then selling them at a profit, one that has brought them…

Real Madrid 3-1 PSG: Tactical Analysis Of The Eventful Champions League Tie

Real Madrid's Marcelo and Raphael Varane.

The intense and dynamic Bernabeu served as host to a match which the football fanatics have been actively awaiting since the Champions League Round of 16 draws back in December. The exhilarating clash concluded with the men in white leaving the stadium gratified. Notwithstanding the exhibition of a wobbly performance, Real Madrid have stood tall…

3 Reasons Why Barcelona Are Better Without Neymar

Barcelona’s Neymar celebrates at the end of the match.

When the 2017 summer transfer window came to a close, the word on most lips was the world record transfer of Neymar from Barcelona to PSG. Apart from the financially mind-boggling nature of the deal, the biggest concerns raised were about how Barcelona would cope with the loss of one of the world’s best talents.…

4 Reasons Why Mourinho Should Play Pogba In A 4-3-3 Formation

Manchester United's Paul Pogba walks off at half time.

Paul Pogba’s dismal form against Newcastle, and even before that against Tottenham, has led many to worry about the ability of the erstwhile talented Frenchman. However, apart from a form-slump, the mistake doesn’t lie entirely on Pogba’s shoulders either. Jose Mourinho and his stubborn insistence on not playing a 4-3-3 formation is more to blame…

3 Ways In Which Chelsea Can Defeat Barcelona

Chelsea have arguably been handed the toughest Champions League tie, as they are set to square up against Barcelona during the legs scheduled on the 20th of February and the 14th of March. With the rampant nature of the Catalan giants both domestically and in Europe, the Spanish side seems earmarked for victory. Add to that…

3 Ways In Which Real Madrid Can Beat PSG

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale celebrates scoring their second goal with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid will be looking to grasp their sole straws of the season as they face PSG in the Champion League knockout stage next week. The Spanish giants are on a two-title Champions League streak, and an otherwise underwhelming season, particularly in the La Liga, will mean that Zinedine Zidane’s will have an alternate, more…

7 Ways In Which Arsenal Can Succeed Without Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez is substituted as manager Arsene Wenger looks on.

Arsenal are all set to lose Alexis Sanchez, a player who has functioned as the star cog in their brand of football. But what will be the adequate plan of action for the Gunners without the Chilean? Desperate for a top-four finish as well as having to compete in the Europa League, it is the…

Top 10 Ridiculous January Transfer Rumours

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo with Tottenham's Harry Kane after the match.

The month of January ushered in both a new year and a fresh transfer window. As of such, the time was rife with speculation and rumours of targets big and small alike. But some of them were of the usual brand of ridiculousness in their nature. Let us look at 10 such rumors.   Crouch…

Top 7 Biggest Transfer Swap Deals

With Alexis Sanchez all but set to switch places with Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Manchester United, one of the finest swap deals of the era could be on the cusp of coming to reality. However, deals of this nature haven’t always been the easiest to negotiate due to the various parties involved. Regardless, the business side…

3 Ways Arsenal Could Line-Up Should Mkhitaryan Make The Switch

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scores United's third goal.

Alexis Sanchez is the hottest topic of this transfer window, and Manchester United seem to have already exploited the opportunity from the most unlikely of positions, after bitter rivals Manchester City walked away from negotiations due to the high financial demands. However, the Red Devils have resolved themselves better than their neighbours, and are knee-deep…

3 Ways In Which Manchester United Can Lineup With Sanchez

Manchester United's Paul Pogba in action with Alexis Sanchez.

Manchester United have entered the fray to sign Alexis Sanchez, and the Premier League is confounded. Many had taken it as a given that Manchester City will emerge with the Chilean’s signature once the winter window ended, but now it seems that the 29-year-old is headed to the other Mancunian destination. With Jose Mourinho refusing…

Comparison: Malcom vs Lucas Moura – Who Should Manchester United Sign?

Paris Saint-Germain's Lucas Moura celebrates scoring their second goal.

Jose Mourinho is hungry for a definitive signing this winter window, and Manchester United seem to have two equally appealing prospects at hand. With an eye to ease their forward and wing options, the talents of PSG’s Lucas Moura and Bordeaux’s Malcom will provide an interesting dilemma. Both Brazilians have what it takes to make…

3 Ways In Which Manchester City Could Lineup With Alexis Sanchez

Pep Guardiola and Alexis Sanchez at the end of the match.

Manchester City appear to be on the cusp of signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. With a deal nearly being agreed in the summer, it seems very unlikely that the Sky Blues will let yet another opportunity go to waste. Pep Guardiola’s style is intensive, and City are still locked with a tremendous number of fixtures…

3 Ways In Which Barcelona Can Lineup With Coutinho

Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez celebrate a goal.

With Barcelona finally having gotten away with the record-breaking transfer of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, the La Liga giants will be ecstatic. Ever since Neymar’s world-record move to PSG from earlier in the summer, the Catalans have been visibly worried about the lack of attacking intent upfront, with the then record purchase of Ousmane Dembele…

5 Possible Replacements For Philippe Coutinho At Liverpool

Thomas Lemar celebrates scoring Monaco's second goal.

With Barcelona confirming their record-breaking swoop for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, the Merseyside team have lost an incredible player. With 54 goals in 201 appearances, the Brazilian was one of the players most instrumental in the functioning of Jurgen Klopp’s offensive tactics. However, with his departure, not only do Liverpool have a daunting hole in the…

Comparison: Current Manchester City Team vs The Top Premier League Winners

Sergio Aguero celebrates with Fernandinho, Nicolas Otamendi, Kevin De Bruyne.

Going into 2018, Manchester City boast a 15-point lead atop the Premier League table, the biggest that any team has ever held at this stage of the competition. Pep Guardiola’s men are already being touted for glory, with Manchester United and Chelsea looking to be too far beneath to make a decent title challenge judging…

L: 10 Biggest ‘Fail Moments’ From 2017

The year of 2017 is coming to a close, and as fans look behind to an eventful and fruitful term, moments of joy, passion, and overwhelming euphoria are still reminiscent. However, most of the time, we look past some embarrassing and regretful moments from players, managers, clubs, and even fans. And so, we have decided…

Top 20 Funniest Moments Of 2017

Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young clash with Tottenham's Dele Alli.

The great game has always left players and spectators alike brimming with strong emotions, from tension to fury to outright hilarity. The merry nature was a good part of the year 2017, as follies and antics from both players and managers gave much reason for laughter. Twitter often replied strongly to most of these hilarious…

5 Signings Manchester United Need To Compete With City

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho at the end of the match.

Jose Mourinho was passionate in his claim that Manchester United must outspend Manchester City if they are to ape the success of their noisy neighbors. The United manager ascertained that the £286 million spent by the club under his management hadn’t paid the kind of returns that Guardiola’s eye-catching splash of £360 million had resulted…

2017: 20 Unforgettable Moments From A Year Full Of Ups And Downs

Everton's Wayne Rooney celebrates.

The year 2017 has been an eventful one not only for the rest of the world, but significantly for the footballing world as well. From sad retirements of legendary players, to incredible goals and turnarounds out of nowhere, the term has seen it all. And thus, we have stitched together a set of some of…

5 Reasons Why Every Major Club Should Pursue The Services Of Mesut Ozil

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil before the match.

Mesut Ozil has begun dominating the headlines once again, after having failed to reach any sort of agreement with Arsenal to extend his stay in North London. The playmaker appears set to depart from the Emirates outfit, as he will be free to negotiate a move away as soon as the winter transfer window reopens.…

Spanish XI vs Catalan XI: A Look At The Two National Teams Following Catalonia’s Independence

Spain’s Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring their third goal with team mates.

Football, as we love to proclaim to the ‘non-believers’, is a religion that is like no other. It brings together people of all castes, creeds, sex and faith without discrimination. It unifies all who love the sport, with the only division being the club you choose to support – a mere sub-caste, just as Roman…

5 Reasons Why Napoli Could Win The Serie A This Season

Napoli’s Jorginho celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates.

Napoli have been making the headlines for all the right reasons since the start of this season, as their attacking and entertaining football has taken Europe by storm. Under the management of Maurizio Sarri, I Ciucciarelli have been a force to be reckoned with, and many believe that for the first time in several years, there finally…

The Unfortunate XI: World-Class Players Who Will Miss The 2018 World Cup

The greatest sporting event on the planet, the FIFA World Cup, is shaping up in exciting fashion, with fresh young talents and world-class squads aiming for the ultimate glory. Despite being almost a year away, football fanatics across the world can hardly contain their excitement, as they look forward to watching their favourite players perform…

Zinedine Zidane: Third Season Unlucky?

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.

The world of football is an extremely tough one to dominate, and standing out as the best among all involved is not an easy achievement. However, Real Madrid and their supporters might think otherwise at this given point of time, as there is certainly nobody else that can raise their hand and claim to be…

Anthony Martial Or Marcus Rashford: Who Is Manchester United’s Next Big Thing?

Marcus Rashford comes on as a substitute to replace Anthony Martial.

If there is one thing that can be safely predicted about the Premier League so early in the season, it is probably that the title will end up in the city of Manchester. Both clubs have made a scintillating start to the new campaign and look like the sides that will take some serious stopping.…

Romelu Lukaku: The Unintelligent Genius

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku.

Modern football has a good list of pros attached to it, but it also carries a long list of cons that need to be addressed and spoken about before they start to spoil the beautiful game as we know it. Criticism is always welcome and with the sport having such a global reach, there is…

Wayne Rooney Retires: 10 Best Moments With His England Shirt On

T-shirts showing the face of England striker Wayne Rooney.

All good things must come to an end, and such was the case today with Wayne Rooney announcing his immediate retirement from international football. The player, who burst onto the scene as a young lad with goals in his locker, has left the scene by becoming one of the greatest to ever wear the England…

Pep Guardiola’s Catalan Army VS Zinedine Zidane’s Galacticos: Who Won It Better?

When you say football, two things come to mind: Barcelona and Real Madrid. The duo has, without a doubt, dominated the sport for the past decade, and the two sides have become the dream teams every aspiring and professional footballer wishes to head to. Currently, Zinedine Zidane is at the helm of a Real Madrid…

5 Midfielders Manchester United Can Sign During The Ongoing Transfer Window

Marco Verratti (R) challenges Nemanja Matic (L).

The transfer window in European football consists of two months of non-stop rumours flowing in after each passing second, linking all sorts of different players to numerous clubs. While some are laughable, some turn into actual deals, and some leave one and all stunned. Some clubs say goodbye to their legends while they prepare to…

Romelu Lukaku vs Alvaro Morata: Different Teams, One Battle

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

The new Premier League season is hardly a month away, and the world of football simply cannot wait for it to begin. The excitement is off the charts, and the beginning of the pre-season has slowly started to get everyone into the footballing mood all over again. Every campaign brings with it a tonne of…

Wayne Rooney: 5 Reasons Why There Will Never Be Another Like Him At Manchester United

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson speaks with Wayne Rooney (L).

It is a sad time for the old and faithful set of Manchester United supporters, as the day of exit for their club captain, Wayne Rooney, has finally arrived. The player has seen a decline in his form in the season gone by, and at the age of 31, this seems like the perfect time for…

Most Likely Transfers XI: Who Goes Where?

Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko celebrates with Kylian Mbappe-Lottin.

The summer transfer window in the world of football is one of the most exciting times for the fans and gossipers involved, as not only does it include countless numbers of players being linked to other teams constantly, it also keeps everyone guessing and predicting throughout. The months of madness see players make shock moves,…

Season Review: Barcelona – A Campaign To Forget

Barcelona's Jordi Alba looks dejected.

When it comes to global recognition and being the definition of beautiful football with power and dominance over the last few years, Spanish club FC Barcelona acquires a spot very high on that list, and hence, the season gone by came as a bit of a shock for the world and especially the supporters of…

Top 10 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Quotes

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a player who, despite being a beast on the pitch, is well known and feared for the words he uses off it. The former Sweden captain has always been a big mouth, but has never fallen into trouble because of the talent that he is and the ability he keeps of backing…

Season Review: Real Madrid – The Best In The World

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Final.

If there is a team that can raise their hand with pride and claim to be the outright best in the footballing world at this given point of time, it is the one from Spain that goes by the well known name of Real Madrid. The side, managed by the club’s legendary player, Zinedine Zidane, has…

Season Review: Manchester City – Welcome To England, Pep Guardiola

When Manchester City appointed the iconic and renowned trophy winning manager in the shape of Pep Guardiola in the summer last year, the club’s cabinet might have been ready for a little silverware to come its way, a feat which was eventually not achieved. The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss came to England with…

Season Review: Arsenal – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger celebrates with the trophy after winning the FA Cup final.

The Gunners endured (mostly) and enjoyed (at times) a bittersweet season in their 2016/17 campaign. From thumping league winners Chelsea 3-0 at the Emirates to getting thumped 3-0 by Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park, Arsene Wenger’s men showed glimpses of how good and how bad they can be in a season that turned ugly…

Season Review: Manchester United – An Underachieved Treble?

Manchester United celebrate winning the Europa League with the trophy.

When Manchester United hired Jose Mourinho as their manager in the summer, the world was ready for the Red Devils to rise back from the ashes and challenge for trophies like they used to under the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson. The further addition of mega stars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan lifted…

Season Review: Bayern Munich – Kings Of Germany Yet Again

Bayern Munich's players celebrate after the match after winning the Bundesliga.

If there is a team that signifies domestic dominance and brilliance across Europe at the same given time, there is hardly any side better than Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich. The side managed by Carlo Ancelotti has been among the best in the sport yet again this season, and their level of consistency at the highest…