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Hemant has been writing for Bleacher Report for a good four years now. Presently in his second stint as a Featured Columnist, he has also been published on The Football Asylum.
Hemant currently also holds the position of Northern India Regional Correspondent for Stadium Journey, the web's premier resource for sports travel.
An avid follower of Football (Soccer), Cricket, Tennis and Formula One, he also likes to keep a close eye on the latest happenings in the NBA.
He is pursuing undergraduate study in the field of Mathematics at the University of Delhi. Contrary to popular belief, he is not your typical nerd.
You can follow him on Twitter @hemant_dua
Alright. back. Actually read that before on site and enjoyed it. Seriously. Not a BS guy. Was paced perfectly, led to Mourinho crescendo and the candidates made perfect sense. If CFC doesn't make CL, could definitely see Moyes or Zola landing the job. Liked your use of quotes, short paragraphs and the ominous Mourinho picture in his slide. And smart NOT TO put one of your candidates on cover photo and blow the surprise of your choices. Well done.
And sorry again for the late response. Saw I have one from Vince in there I'm embarrassingly late on getting to. But you know how it is. Plus, I'm into NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAAB and NCAAF, as well as soccer/football and other so I could use eight or nine days a week and 36-hour days. Running on three hours sleep here in Sin City. Woke at 5:30 a.m. to watch United-Sunderland. Will sleep like a log tonight. Keep up the good work Hemant. and do you live in India still?
Just saw your post in this section here brother. Sorry haven't responded but probably look in there once every two months. Will give it a read and report back (March 31).
Thanks for the fan add Hemant. Much appreciated. Hope you get a chance to check out more of my work.
Haha, I always rate him above both, and I'm tired of people talking about Maradona and Pele all the time, while forgetting Zizou.
Great story on the ref's calls in the MU-Chelsea match. Couldn't agree more on all of them. Hope those two points don't make a difference in the end of the season but somehow I fear they will. Fabulous story idea on your part.
Just read your Falcao piece. Excellent work brother. Loved the "Wasn't it Didier Drogba who was known for raising his game when it mattered? Well, Falcao's no different."
Great analogy. I do agree Falcao now approaching the Messi-CR7 stratosphere but am not so sure Chelsea would be that much better than MU and MC should they get him. I certainly hope so but we'll see if it all comes down. Love reading you and Michael Cerna and Max Towle's take on things. I feel it makes me a better writer and thinker. Too easy when doing this to fall into a predictable groove. What pisses me off though is I could be all three of your guys' father! You have extreme talent for a man so young. Keep busting and keep your mind open to possibly doing books and/or screenplays later in your life. Writing is an addictive passion but the key for guys like us is to find a way to make it profitable in the long run. And we all know it's way harder than it appears when all the words go together properly on page. Later.
Great piece mate! I enjoyed the read and we seem to be on the same wavelength regarding the Falcao dilemma. You echoed a lot of the same points I made in my comment on Kevin Stott's piece earlier last week.
I am a supporter for developing young talent and I have been calling for Piazon for a long time now. I really hope he gets his chance this season. As far as El Nino goes, I am confident he can score enough goals to bring home the title this season. We have the talent to win out and we do not need a checkbook to bail us out again.
Agreed. I just hope he can be integrated into this new look Chelsea. Btw, how did you go about becoming a write for B/R?
Great piece on Lukaku. However, I am a little skeptical is how he will fit in with our new found style of play. Our summer signings have injected a great deal of creativity and pace into the midfield. The style of play has evolved into a fluid grounded attack. As a result, Chelsea's strikers need to have a deft touch and the ability to dribble within the box. Gone are the days of long balls to Drogba. Lukaku has the physical presence to overpower defender, but whether he has the panache to dribble past a defender and shoot remains to be seen. I hope RDM can integrate him into the first team next season.