All posts tagged Football

Hasta Siempre Luis Aragones
February 2, 2014, Comments Off

For the first eight minutes of the game between Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad today, there was an eerie silence in t ...

Euro 2012 — on France, Carrick and Spain
May 28, 2012, 3 Comments

The upcoming 2012 European Championships at Poland and Ukraine is just a over week away. Here is a quick glance at Franc ...

Reminiscing about Pep — A retrospective on Guardiola and his team, 60 years from today
April 28, 2012, 6 Comments

The man is sitting with his back slightly hunched on the edge of a black easy chair in his home in the Nilgiris Hills in ...

Ashley Young takes a tumble at the slightest of contacts from Shaun Derry
Why football needs video referrals
April 14, 2012, Comments Off

Sixty-one minutes had elapsed. Wigan Athletic, looking to climb out of the relegation zone of the Barclays Premier Leagu ...

Estadio San Mamés -- THe Cathedral
On Bilbao and Bielsa
March 16, 2012, 1 Comment

Years ago when I was making a mental list of football stadiums that I’d one day like to visit, San Mamés featured som ...

Marian Pahars, now Skonto's manager (image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)
From the Archives: Marian Pahars
February 12, 2012, 4 Comments

Marian Pahars was in my dreams last night. I have to blame a friend with whom I had earlier in the day gotten talking ab ...

2011 in Review
December 30, 2011, 2 Comments

It was only in September, when Critical Twenties turned a year old, that I wrote a piece on the year in sport, and in th ...

Sport Critical Digest 18.12.11
December 18, 2011, Comments Off

1. Dravid delivers a straight batted speech: Rahul Dravid became the first Indian to deliver the Sir Donald Bradman Orat ...

Sport Critical Digest: 6.12.11
December 6, 2011, 4 Comments

The Critical Digest Week 1: (28.11.11- 4.12.11)

FC Barcelona – a work of high art
May 29, 2011, 8 Comments

If there was any doubt preceding the game about the stature of this Barcelona team, it was put to rest in magisterial fa ...