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Manchester City vs Liverpool UEFA Champions League Preview: The Vilification Of Pep

"It was all good just a week ago" is the introductory line of  'A week ago' by Jay Z  ft Too $hort on the Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life album. It succinctly captures the mood of commentary around Catalan fashion icon, head hair averse Cruyffian idealist and one time very good football coach, Pep Guardiola. Before the first leg of...

Liverpool vs Manchester City UEFA Champions League Preview: A Stifled Press

When Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich team met Jurgen Klopp's Dortmund for the first time in July 2013, the German's team won the DFD Super Cup 4-2. Rather than been disappointed by the defeat, the intellectual in Pep was fascinated. His Barça teams could press, stay up the pitch and pass an opponent to exhaustion and defeat. But this Dortmund, they...

Re Jose Mourinho: Let’s Talk About Heritage

It has become a norm over the years for Jose Mourinho to take badly to anything other than total and undeniable success, as would be expected for a manager of his repute. It is not uncommon to hear tales of how badly some managers handle losses. Arsene Wenger in his earlier days at Arsenal would get physically sick and...

Relegation Blues: The Critical Race For Premier League Survival

No fewer than 10 teams are deadlocked in a heated battle for several millions of pounds in revenue, and the best viewership in the entire Europe and a lot more perks that the Premier League provides as only 7 points separate 10th place Brighton from 18th place Crystal Palace with only 8 games left to spare in the season....

The UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Preview: Time For New Winners?

  “Who does Messi play for” “Barcelona” “So they are the favourites for the Champions League”   Guardiola’s response to a reporter after he was asked if his team were now front-runners for the UEFA Champions League trophy following their record-shattering 18th consecutive league victory even though was probably intended to take the pressure off his immensely talented squad who have not only taken...

Preview: Real Madrid Vs PSG – El Cashico

The last time Neymar was on the same pitch with PSG players and a top-level Spanish football club,  he put in one of the best performances of his career.  On that mind-boggling night in March 2017, he scored 2 goals including the 90th-minute penalty to equal the scores on aggregate and provided the assist for Sergi Roberto's winning goal....

The 352 Annual Review Magazine: 2017 #352Mag

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2017 was an exciting year for football and quite a lot happened. Picking up the best stories to review for you in our magazine was a Herculean task but trust us at the 352 headquarters to serve the best stories for the year 2017. For the first time in well over a decade, three seasons wonder, Harry Kane broke the...

Where Will Coutinho Fit At Barcelona?

Following Phillipe Coutinho's move to Barcelona, there has been a lot of reactions from all quarters about the fee, reasons behind a move in January and desired role for the Brazillian magician. Many have touted him for the Iniesta role (Including the Barcelona board) while others see him as a direct replacement for Neymar. Here, the 352 team discussed...

Implosion On The Tyne

The events that sparked Kevin Keegan’s legendary “I would love it if we beat them” rant prior to a last desperate dash for the title toe-to-toe with Manchester United in the 95/96 season in what should have been an amiable stroll for Newcastle, were momentous in their own right. A good number of theories have been propounded about what...

Phillipe Coutinho: A Quality Player And Why Barcelona Need Him

  It's done and it's not surprising. A Brazilian has angled for a move to his dream club and has gotten it. Then, you check the month of the year and the teams in the latter stages of the UEFA Champions league that includes Liverpool and Barcelona and you begin to rationalize why a €160m move is made in the...