All posts tagged Sport

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 ...

Of Kagawa, Sahin and Borussia Dortmund
December 12, 2010, Comments Off

Borussia Dortmund fit the modern-day prototype with panache. Tuned to a 4-2-3-1, the Borussians play with a high defensi ...

It’s Serbia’s Cup
December 6, 2010, Comments Off

Every now and then, sport provides the most compelling mixture of elation and agony. Yesterday was one such occasion. In ...

IIT-Chemplast, Bergkamp and the Ashes
November 24, 2010, 1 Comment

I had a few spare hours this morning and I felt the time would be well spent by visiting the I.I.T. Chemplast Cricket Gr ...

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 ...

‘Purposeful Practice Makes Perfect’
November 6, 2010, 3 Comments

Matthew Syed’s book – Bounce: How Champions Are Made – is an interesting even if not an entirely illuminating read ...

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 ...

An Elegant Eleven
October 19, 2010, Comments Off

In the lead-up to Cricinfo’s selection of the best test team of all time, Suresh Menon picked an Elegant XI, ‘a gro ...

Strength in Reserve
October 14, 2010, 3 Comments

In what was an outstanding series (if one can call a two-test clash that) victory, the most encouraging sign for India w ...

‘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 ...