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Raul Sets the Bar High On Passion

Every club needs a Raul Gonzalez, someone confident to come in and get the job done and someone who is looked upon to. Raul has been that someone to every club that he has represented in his career spanning 19 years, and is today as fierce as an…

The Question? To Wear Or Not To Wear

Hijab – the traditional covering for the hair and neck that is worn by Muslim women. – The definition according to Merriam-Webster But according to my wife, who has been wearing it since she was 14 and the many other Muslim women out there, the true identity of…

A Great First Impression

Last night, I attended my first New York Red Bull game; in fact, it was my first ever Major League Soccer (MLS) game. I guess you could say it was a monumental step taken towards American football/soccer for this footy addict. My wonderful wife, centered on my happiness,…

Remember the Citizens.

Congratulations, Manchester City!! You have managed to prove the world and the multitude of critics wrong by winning the Barclays English Premier League title in a year that you weren’t, well you were expected to win at least some sort of a title. However, we did not expect…

The La Vecchia Signora (The Old Lady) is singing again

Moments before the Bianconeri faithful poured on to the pitch in Stadio Nereo Rocco and prior to manager Antonio Conte and assistant coach Angelo Alessio embracing each other on the sideline after the final whistle, the title-hungry visitors were treated with the news that 420 kms away, Maicon had completed…

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…

No.9 is the Target Man. Or is he?

If one has to understand the importance given to “squad numbers” by our beloved historians of this sport, it would primarily have been to differentiate the footballers on the pitch. These numbers indicated position, with the first eleven being given numbers between 1 &11. All of the 1…