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Still Believing In The Concept of Tiki-Taka

“The success of defensive rigidity and rapid counter-attacks against possession football hints at another tactical evolution,” was the opening statement in a recent piece in the Guardian. You hear a lot of people, among them, quite a few fans of Barcelona and Bayern Munich, move away from their…

Tito Vilanova – A Guardiola In Disguise

A few months ago, a few frustrated fans and Barcelona critics had all but deserted hopes of any noteworthy improvement for Barcelona under Tito Vilanova, the man who had been under Pep Guardiola’s wing for four seasons. Vilanova, who turned 43 a few weeks ago, surprised them all.…

Do La Rojas Have Any Furia Left?

As I stroll across a concrete path lined up with trees on either sides casually sporting my Spanish national team jersey (fear not readers, this is not a telling incident), a 9-yr-old boy comes running up to me, uttering, “Sir, my name is Raul too! And I have…

Pep Guardiola going through some sleepless nights?

The End of a Beautiful Relationship

The dust has begun to settle at Nou Camp as Guardiola stepped off the pitch for one last time as the famed manager of Barcelona. It was a sight to take in last night as his most popular attraction – the Argentinian playmaker – Lionel Messi managed to…

David Silva – The little blue genius.

David Silva is the name that, at present, resonates around the Etihad stadium much due to the satisfaction of the City faithful. The man, the maestro, and the conductor of beautiful orchestra that we presently observe every week the Blues march on to the field. Since his £24…