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Sarri At Chelsea: Jorginho, Hazard and A New Role For Ngolo Kante?

With a new Chelsea boss, Sarri at the helm of affairs at The Blues, there is promise of a different style of play than what the Stamford bridge faithfuls are used to. Chelsea in recent times have been renowned for their astute defenses bar the Ancelotti season when they had of one of the finest attacks in the Premier...

The Persecution of Mesut Özil: Could It Be Those Groggy Eyes?

Winning a World Cup as a player doesn’t make you any smarter, and successfully running a top club doesn’t make you empathetic or a palatable human being. Mesut Özil is in a predicament which makes that much clear. To call what has happened to Özil a disgrace would be an understatement. The debacle goes back to a photograph he took...

#352WorldCupMemories: Argentina, Bilardo’s Horriffic Nightmare

“I know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless. Frightening. Turns the legs to jelly.”   The 1990 World Cup will be fondly remembered by Germans but probably no one else. One man would rather forget it happened all together. The preceding quote may have come from a towering, purple...

Russia 2018: Five Things From Day Seven

  Atlas Lions Cower in Defeat: Just like North African neighbours, Egypt, Morocco have been eliminated from the competition after losing 0-1 to Portugal in the first game of day 7. Though they started strongly, a momentary lapse in concentration in the fourth minute was their undoing. A combination of wild finishing—most notably from skipper Mehdi Benatia and a...

RUSSIA 2018 WORLD CUP: Five Things From Day 6

Samurai put 10-man Colombia to the sword: In the group H opener between Japan and Colombia, underdogs Japan caused a major upset defeating the South Americans 2-1. Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez now holds the infamous record of being the first player to be sent off in this edition of the World Cup and the second fastest sending off in...

RUSSIA 2018: Five Things From Day 5

*Two strokes of Kane: England gaffer Gareth Southgate raised eyebrows when he elevated Tottenham striker Harry Kane to skipper of the side over Gary Cahill, Jordan Henderson, Ashley Young and co. making him the youngest player ever to captain England in a World Cup. In retrospect, the decision appears to be paying off. He has handled the office well...

#352WCCountdown: The Very First Time We Did It

In the 20 World Cups that have taken place since 1930, only 8 teams have managed to pick up winning medals, from 77 countries that have played at the World Cup finals, only these eight can say they have been World Champions. But, there was a time before even they could proclaim themselves as such, a time before these...

#352WCCountdown: Our Predicted The World Cup All-Star XI

We’re only hours away from the start of the World Cup and excitement is brimming over! Head coaches have settled on their teams, final plans for tactics and squad management are in place, we are ready to go. Debates over who should have been included or left out have inevitably been sparked naturally. Traditionally, FIFA has its own list of...

#352WCCountdown: A Prophetic Nostradamus Impression

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Every Homo Sapiens Compos Mentis (shoutout Patrick Obiaghabon), and this excludes people who spend half of their day on Twitter, is familiar with the seminal prophetic work of Nostradamus. The man correctly prophesied world events centuries before they happened. He foretold of an “unfathomably idiotic human orange or orange human will ascend to great power and less wealth than he...

#352WCCountdown: The Best Second Placed Teams Ever

The panic sets in, “referee, how much time?”, the answer is never soothing as times flies by like Sonic the Hedgehog on steroids. It all ends with a sinking feeling as the man in charge blows for the expiration of the match. It’s too late, and as much as you’ve given over the past month, it is not enough....