Footbal

  • David Moyes axed, Manchester United dump Ferguson's stability plan

    Free Kick |  Raghav Chopra
    Over the last 27 years, Manchester United have had two managers. One lasted more than 26 years, the other barely a year. United's US-based ...

  • Manchester United's David Moyes experiment has failed

    Free Kick |  Raghav Chopra
    There is an old saying: If it isn't broke, don't mend it. David Moyes, however, is made of a different ilk. Having won over ...

  • David Moyes clueless, Manchester United harmless

    Free Kick |  Raghav Chopra
    In the 2012 Ben Affleck film, Argo, there is a line - This is our best bad plan. This pretty much summarizes David Moyes' reign...

  • 1983 and our love affair with cricket

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    There is something about cricket that makes it a more egalitarian sport than football. If football is paalada prathaman, cricket is ari paayasam, anyone can...

  • Time has come for Manchester United to sack David Moyes

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    It's called the 'Theatre of dreams' but for David Moyes and Manchester United fans it's turning to be the 'Theatre of Nightmares.' Man United have...

  • Manchester United are in crisis, and that's a good thing

    Free Kick |  Raghav Chopra
    Six months into the job, David Moyes still finds the going tough at Manchester United. It was never going to be easy. He said it,...

  • Moyes' tactical nous holds firm against 'clueless' Wenger

    Free Kick |  Raghav Chopra
    In the end the margin of victory was only one goal. But a great many Ferguson title winning campaigns have been based on such slender,...

  • David Moyes must look beyond Wayne Rooney

    Free Kick |  Raghav Chopra
    He wears the number 10 jersey. But that's about all he does as Manchester United''s number 10. Don't get me wrong, I love Wayne Rooney...

  • Moyes shows his tactical nous against Shakhtar Donetsk

    Free Kick |  Raghav Chopra
    After Manchester United's embarrassing loss at home to West Brom last weekend, one expected the worst for Manchester United in their trip to the Donbass...

  • Manchester Derby: Reality check for United manager David Moyes

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    Everybody knew taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson was not going to be easy for David Moyes, and the loss against Manchester City has made...

  • Derby Defeat: Don't write-off Manchester United just yet

    Free Kick |  Raghav Chopra
    In the end, it was all about damage control. Well, as a United fan I have seen worse. The 6-1 thrashing at home in another...

  • Keynotes from Manchester United's opening Champions League win

    Free Kick |  Raghav Chopra
    1. Wayne Rooney: David Moyes's best move of the transfer window David Moyes says he wants Rooney to score 30 goals this season, and ...

  • Jose Mourinho: Neither special nor happy

    Free Kick |  Raghav Chopra
    When the build up to the new season started and Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge, the English press went into a tizzy. Having returned...

  • Shinji Kagawa's comments lost in translation

    Free Kick |  Raghav Chopra
    It's tough being a Japanese footballer in the English Premier League. First off, most defenders are about twice your size, and second just about no...

  • Manchester United finally get their trophy back

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    Love them or hate them but one thing is certain - you cannot deny that this Manchester United team was cut above the rest and...

  • Champions League: Bayern flex muscles, Real just glide

    No Love Lost |  Arun Pradeep
    A livid Jerome Boateng jumped and down at the Allianz Arena like Rumpelstiltskin. He turned around at his team-mates and cursed at no one in...

  • English Premier League teams not in decline in Europe yet

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    For the first time in 17 years there will be no English Premier League side involved in the Champions League quarter-finals following Arsenal's exit from...

  • Steven Gerrard still pushing boundaries at 32

    No Love Lost |  Arun Pradeep
    The tyro with a buzz cut took off from near the middle of the pitch. He ran across the turf in a sharp ...

  • Manchester United's Busby Babes - Never forgotten

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    February 6, 1958, 3:04 p.m. a day and time no Manchester United supporter or any football lover will forget. This was the day when Manchester...

  • EPL: Robin Van Persie leads the line for United

    No Love Lost |  Arun Pradeep
    Ashley Young was preparing to take the corner kick when he noticed the man who had just entered the field. He was running towards Young...

  • Stamford Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    The inevitable has happened again. What's common between Luiz Felipe Scolari, Andre Villas Boas and Roberto Di Matteo? The answer is that none of them...

  • Rudderless Arsenal exposed by clinical United

    No Love Lost |  Arun Pradeep
    In fairness, the performance was closer to 2-8 than 1-2. The final scoreline flattered Arsenal, indicating a balanced match perhaps decided by a moment of...

  • El Clasico: Messi and Ronaldo bring out the best in each other

    No Love Lost |  Arun Pradeep
    Rambo: "All I wanted was something to eat. But the man kept pushing, sir." Colonel Trautman: "Well you did some pushing on your own, John."...

  • EPL: Top teams yet to hit top gear

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    The English Premier League has just started, but the table is already beginning to have a unfamiliar look about it compared to last season, with...

  • Champions League: AC Milan in battle to reclaim lost glory

    No Love Lost |  Arun Pradeep
    Daniele Bonera and Ignazio Abate slouched in front, hands on their knees, exhausted. It had been a hard day, and it was a hard result....

  • The beautiful game is now all about money

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death; I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much...

  • Time for Arsenal to pull up their socks

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    Arsenal suffered a hugely damaging defeat away to relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers that threw the race for the last two English Premier League spots and...

  • In sacking Villas-Boas, Chelsea show lack of guts

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    It cost Roman Abramovich around 28 million Pounds to sack Carlo Ancelotti and hire Andrew Villas-Boas. Seven months later, history has repeated itself at Stamford...

  • Who really wants the fourth spot in the EPL?

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    Did anyone have a better weekend than Arsene Wenger? After being thrashed 4-0 at the hands of Milan in the Champions League, Arsenal boss Wenger...

  • What the Serie A clubs want for Christmas!

    Carlo, Inc. |  Carlo Garganese
    Christmas is a big deal for the Italians. Nativity scenes, La Befana, Babbo Natale, pesce, panettone and spumante, midnight mass, the Pope's Christmas Day address...