League

  • Time for Chelsea to risk it all in Premier League and Champions League

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    A 3-1 loss at the hands of PSG last week meant Chelsea needed to overturn a two-goal deficit on Tuesday night to advance to the...

  • David Moyes’ failings expose Manchester United’s long-term strategy

    Free Kick |  Raghav Chopra
    This is going perfectly to plan. Everyone, and I mean everyone, who said that David Moyes was the wrong man for the job at Manchester...

  • Theatre of Nightmares: Manchester United are in complete mess

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    Manchester United boardroom figures have now finally turned against David Moyes, as the idea of sacking the manager has been mooted for the first time,...

  • 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...

  • Will Manchester United fans pass the David Moyes test?

    Free Kick |  Raghav Chopra
    Manchester United fans are by far the most spoiled football fans in the world. Pampered with over a decade of dominance over English football, this...

  • Back Bangladesh, not Hasina or Zia

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    By every account, the January 5th elections, Bangladesh's 10th so far, were a low point for democracy. The boycott of the 18-member opposition alliance meant...

  • 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,...

  • Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar: Contrasting batsmen united by their sheer genius

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    The Ferozeshah Kotla is not among my favourite cricket grounds. An unnerving experience of being lathi-charged during an India-Pakistan match in 1999 convinced me that...

  • 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...

  • Seeing is deceiving?

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    I presume you've had a chance to sample the theme song for the Champions League T20. The supremely talented Mika invites you to groove ...

  • 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...

  • Bangladesh media can ill-afford ignoring domestic cricket

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    After long speculations and after much chaos, the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) commenced on September 10. With not much action in the offing and Bangladesh...

  • The deafening silence of our cricketing legends

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    First a confession: I am an IPL convert. I find the T20 game inventive, exciting and almost addictive. I have even learnt to take in...

  • Leave Virat Kohli Alone!

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Cut to the IPL game at Wankhede where Mumbai Indians were playing Royal Challengers Bangalore. Ambati Rayudu is run-out from a direct-throw by Virat Kohli...

  • A tribute to Alex Ferguson the legend

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    When Sir Alex Ferguson first arrived at Manchester United in 1986, it was a very different club, one tempered by low morale and struggling performances....

  • Which Indian pacers will make the Champions Trophy?

    Clean Bold |  Mikkhail Vaswani
    It's the hits, the heaves and the "Yes maximums" that makes any T20 match an exciting and entertaining one. So if IPL 6 is high...

  • When Indian crowds heckle, the spectator loses

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    The IPL aspires to be the EPL (English Premier League), so it is ironic that poor crowd behaviour - a feature of the EPL -...

  • The Chris Gayle dependency

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    When West Indies won the 2012 Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, it was quite a popular win. The brand of cricket that is played...

  • A Marker of Virat's Captaincy

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Look beyond the needless razzmatazz of the Indian Premier League and you will see a few benefits, real ones. The first is obviously the humongous...

  • The hero this far in IPL 6 has been the pitches

    RK's space |  Radhakrishnan Sreenivasan
    Its early days in IPL 6 and understandably the teams are settling in. The scores have been modest in comparison to the previous editions held...

  • 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...

  • Robin Uthappa's IPL 6 lifeline

    Clean Bold |  Mikkhail Vaswani
    It's that time of the year when cricket finds a new definition. From 'city moment of success' to 'maximums', IPL's 'bus dekhne ka nahi' slogan...

  • Champions League: Harsh lessons for AC Milan, Arsenal

    No Love Lost |  Arun Pradeep
    As he trudged off the Camp Nou pitch towards the players' tunnel with the half-time whistle ringing in his ears, Christian Abbiati could have been...

  • 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...