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5 Instances when defenders shone in attack
5 Instances when defenders shone in attack

Roberto Carlos scored 103 goals in 855 matches overall “I shall live and die at my post... I am the shield that guards the realms of men...” These words that make up part of The Night’s Watch oath (A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin) could well be the oath football defenders pledge to every time they step on the pitch to protect that coveted goal post. Quite often, the limelight and the spoils of

Aug 31 2015
Football transfer rumours for August 30, 2015
Football transfer rumours for August 30, 2015

Julian Draxler likely to replace Kevin De Bruyne in Wolfsburg There is only one day to go before the end of transfer window and there are still a few clubs across Europe who are looking to make deadline day signings. Certain clubs in the Premier League have wrapped up their signings a month ago while clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United are still on the look-out for quality players in the transfer market. Chelsea are hoping to solve the

Aug 30 2015
Bayern Munich thrash Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 without a centre back in the XI
Bayern Munich thrash Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 without a centre back in the XI

Pep Guardiola played Xabi Alonso as centre back for Bayern Munich in the 3-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday night at the Allianz Arena Last night, Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola pushed the limits of his side when he tinkered with the formation and available players in his squad. When the starting XIs were announced, people scratched their heads when they saw the Bayern lineup. This was Bayern Munich’s starti

Aug 30 2015
Transfer Rumours: 29 August 2015
Transfer Rumours: 29 August 2015

With only two more days before the end of the transfer season, most of the clubs across Europe are finalizing their last minute deals. Here we follow most of the top leagues in Europe including the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1.  The teams in the Premier League still seem active with both the big and small looking to sign the one player who can make the difference this upcoming season. Teams like Sunderlan

Aug 29 2015
2015/16 Champions League group stages: 5 key fixtures to watch out for
2015/16 Champions League group stages: 5 key fixtures to watch out for

The draws for the 2015/16 Champions Leaue group stage were conducted yesterday in Monaco and have produced some really tentalizing match-ups, coupled with a few reunions.  With certain new rules and regulations to be abided by, this season’s first round draw have pitted teams against the ones whom they have seldomly clashed with, or otherwise, never at all. Some teams were given a staright-forward start whereas for some, a cumbersome task of

Stats: Spanish clubs most dominant in UEFA Champions League era
Stats: Spanish clubs most dominant in UEFA Champions League era

Barcelona won their 5th Champions League title in 2015 The Champions League action is back on the football timeline with all the 8 groups confirmed after the group stage draw took place in Monaco on Thursday. Reigning champions Barcelona and the returning three-time European winners Manchester United were handed favourable draws in the competition. The Blaugranas plan to become the first team to win the prestigious tournament in two c

Aug 28 2015
Borussia Dortmund - An empire slowly on the rise again
Borussia Dortmund - An empire slowly on the rise again

The Die Borussen army applauds their 12th man “The Yellow Wall” after beating Odd 7-2 in Europa League playoffs One of the most intimidating sights for any opponent in world football is the sight of the ‘Sudtribune’ or the ‘Yellow Wall’. Luminous yellow and black shirts, scarves, flags, noise and the sheer size of 25,000 standing spectators egging their team can Schrecken the living daylights of the o

Aug 28 2015
UEFA Champions League 2015 - Group stage predictions
UEFA Champions League 2015 - Group stage predictions

Merely a few fixtures into the domestic footballing calendar and already we’ve been treated to a feast of surprises from the best divisions across the continent. Some teams have ignited their respective campaigns with blockbuster starts, while others have stalled in their attempts to burst out of the blocks. The EPL especially has captured our imagination with an interesting start to the script, but football fans everywhere still no doubt

Aug 28 2015
5 Players who could underperform this season due to fatigue
5 Players who could underperform this season due to fatigue

  Football is an incredibly grueling sport that requires its willing participants to run for miles on end often without a break in search of glory. Despite being a hugely entertaining sport, many times the game fails to be a spectacle, though, regardless of the nature of the game, a full 90 minutes takes a toll on the players’ body and mind. Regardless, the draw of the game is such that players can’t stay away from the pitch,

Aug 28 2015
Champions League fixtures: PSV Eindhoven host Manchester United on opening day
Champions League fixtures: PSV Eindhoven host Manchester United on opening day

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta returned the Champions League trophy as the competition restarts One of the things that sets the UEFA Champions League apart from the rest is its tendency to throw up clashes that will keep you at the edge of your seat. Sometimes they’re the ones between the minnows taking part in the competition but more often the focus is firmly on the big boys and this time the UCL group stage draw has not disappoint

Aug 28 2015
Champions League group stage draw: Barcelona, Chelsea get easy starts
Champions League group stage draw: Barcelona, Chelsea get easy starts

UEFA Champions League group stage draw While every country’s league title is a big prize, the Champions League is the Holy Grail. And the draw for the 2015-16 edition of the tournament did not disappoint, as it has thrown up a slew of intriguing contests. Group D appears the toughest on paper with Juventus, Manchester City, Sevilla, and Borussia Monchengladbach being pitted against each other. The Citizens simply do not seem to

Aug 27 2015
Video: Franck Ribery's brother Steeven Ribery scores an absolute stunner for Bayern Munich
Video: Franck Ribery's brother Steeven Ribery scores an absolute stunner for Bayern Munich

Steeven Ribery, who is related to Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery, shows signs of brilliance that could see him in the senior team in a couple of years Franck Ribery’s younger brother Steeven Ribery scored an absolute screamer for Bayern Munich’s reserve team last Tuesday. The youngster, who will turn 20 in a few months, plays as a winger just like his elder brother and even wears the number 7. Before starting his tra

Aug 27 2015
Pots and seedings for 2015/16 Champions League Group Stage draw confirmed
Pots and seedings for 2015/16 Champions League Group Stage draw confirmed

The Champions League draw will be held on Thursday, 27 August at 21:15 IST With the UEFA Champions League playoffs to decide the final 32 teams now complete, all that is left is the draw for the Group stage matches. The new format in the 2015/16 season will see seven league champions and the defending champions in Pot 1. And the final seedings and pots were confirmed by UEFA ahead of the draw which will be held today (27 August). Of the 32

Aug 27 2015
Football transfer rumours for August 25, 2015
Football transfer rumours for August 25, 2015

Silly season has brought forth reports of several players reportedly drifting from their clubs to others, some with the lure of money, others being attracted my increased playing time or a step up to a bigger club. Many clubs are still looking to improve despite having nearly 2 months now to add to their squads.  The likes of Chelsea and Manchester City have used the latter half of the window more effectively while Liverpool went out righ

Aug 25 2015