All posts tagged Football

The Best and the Worst of 2010-11
May 25, 2011, 4 Comments

The Guardian’s football writers as they do at the end of every season have picked their best and worst from the 2010-1 ...

The lost art of defending
February 6, 2011, 4 Comments

The illustrious Italian journalist, Gianni Brera is reported to have once written that ‘the perfect football game woul ...

2010: It’s Barca’s Year
December 28, 2010, 2 Comments

2010 glitters with several displays of sporting excellence. Some ventured into territories previously considered inacces ...

The North London Derby
November 21, 2010, Comments Off

Consecutive victories against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton that followed a home loss to Newcastle United prompted ...

The Diwali Weekend
November 8, 2010, Comments Off

The Diwali holiday weekend gave me a lot of time to watch sport, and needing no invitation I readily indulged, almost un ...

Return of the Trequartista
October 28, 2010, 4 Comments

More than two years back, I had written on the death of the trequartista – the conventional number 10 who looks to ope ...

‘Reckless Endangerment’
October 9, 2010, 2 Comments

Nigel de Jong on Hatem ben Arfa and Karl Henry on Jordi Gomez represent only the latest in what is a growing trend of ut ...

Gandhi and Sport
October 2, 2010, 7 Comments

Celebrating Gandhi Jayanti, October 2nd, 2010 On the face of it, drawing a link between M.K. Gandhi and sport seems inco ...

The Classy Bulgarian
September 20, 2010, 2 Comments

Dimitar Berbatov lit up Old Trafford with a glorious hat-trick that gave Manchester United a 3-2 victory against Liverpo ...

The Dutch Devolution
August 17, 2010, 5 Comments

There is something utterly alluring about the Dutch and its football that has attracted me to it over the years. Maybe, ...