1. It's Time for Those Ridiculous Predictions Again!

    Every new season brings an element of excitement, an air of uncertainty and a sense of hope, in other words, it's probably the only time of the year when even Pompey supporters will be hoping of winning the league...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 735 reads 49 comments

  2. A Farewell To Shyam and Maire, B/R Might Never Be The Same Again.

    I'm quite saddened to say that Bleacher Report has just lost two gems. Maire Ofeire and Shyam Partharsarathi, two prominent names in B/R's World Football Community, have decided to part ways with the open source network...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 199 reads 15 comments

  3. Brace Yourselves My Brethren, the Action Begins Again!

    After two months of excruciating pain without any competitive football, the countdown to the new football season has finally begun! If the Confederations Cup was meant to provide any relief ...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 261 reads 37 comments

  4. Bordeaux Reject Arsenal's "Ridiculous" Bid for Chamakh

    Arsenal's supporters have been constantly pleading with Arsene Wenger to make some additions to a rather depleted Arsenal squad which has seen the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure depart with only Thomas Vermaelen coming in...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 546 reads 106 comments

  5. Kaka, Ronaldo, and Messi: Is Sunny Spain the Place to Be?

    Ladies and Gentlemen. Introducing the three best players in Europe and probably even in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Ricardo Kaka...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 2,146 reads 91 comments

  6. Have Arsenal Pressed the Self-Destruct Button?

    Year after year, Arsenal sell their best players which ultimately provides them with yet another and another trophy less season, such has been the case for at least half of the last decade...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 1,328 reads 74 comments

  7. Jose Mourinho to Replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United?

    Looks like the "Special One" has began talking again! Ring any bells? Indeed, the headline wasn't meant to fool you, it is believed according to various reports that former Chelsea manager Jose ...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 796 reads 70 comments

  8. The Curious Case of a Certain David Beckham!

    Who would have guessed that David Beckham, the son of a kitchen fitter and a part-time hairdresser, would grow up to become one of the "biggest" players to grace the football field? A graduate ...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 466 reads 26 comments

  9. The Curious Case of a Certain Samuel Eto'o

    This is the story of a lad who grew up playing football on the dusty streets of Douala. A graduate of Cameroon's Kadji Sports Academy, Eto'o was swooped up by Spanish giants, Real Madrid at the tender age of 16, back in 1997...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 1,753 reads 59 comments

  10. Do Liverpool Fans Have the Right to Call Michael Owen a "Traitor"?

    Michael Owen recently completed his "not-so blockbuster move" to Premier League Champions, Manchester United. Owen became a free agent after his contract with the relegated Newcastle United expired earlier this month...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 2,265 reads 100 comments

  11. Manchester United's Dilemma: How to Replace Carlos Tevez?

    Earlier, I wrote an article titled 'Manchester United's Dilemma: How To Replace Cristiano Ronaldo?' Well, that "dilemma" of sorts came to an end as the Red Devils completed the £16 ...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 1,074 reads 72 comments

  12. The Gaffer's Ambition: Sir Alex Ferguson Keeps His Feet on the Ground

    Manchester United's star-studded squad has been dealt two 'massive' blows in recent weeks with Cristiano Ronaldo's £80 million move to Real Madrid and Carlos Tevez's decision to leave Old Trafford...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 1,553 reads 74 comments

  13. Manchester United's Dilemma: How To Replace Cristiano Ronaldo?

    Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Real Madrid has undoubtedly dealt a massive blow to Manchester United's hopes of retaining the Premier League for the fourth consecutive season, besides regaining 'their' European crown which currently belongs to FC Barcelona..

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 2,163 reads 66 comments

  14. The Real Deal: Why Kaka Leaving Is a Blow for Both Milan and Serie A

    It's a done deal. AC Milan's Kaka has sealed his move to European heavyweights, Real Madrid for a world record fee worth up to £59m, eclipsing the £48m Real paid Juventus for Zinedine Zidane in the summer of 2001...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 566 reads 56 comments

  15. Josep Guardiola Paves the Way for Rookies to Take the Hot Seat!

    What's the name on the mind of every football enthusiast? Cristiano Ronaldo? No. Lionel Messi? No. Kaka? No. I'm thinking more along the lines of a certain Josep Guardiola...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 498 reads 26 comments

  16. Truth Be Told, Barcelona Deserve To Be European Champions, but...

    It's not easy for a Manchester United supporter to accept defeat but I'll come out and say it "Barcelona deserve to be European Champions"...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 511 reads 33 comments

  17. Manchester United-Barcelona: Who Will Reign in Rome?

    On May 27, in Rome's Olympico Stadium, Manchester United will aim to achieve a feat which no team has ever achieved before, retaining the UEFA Champions League...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 1,175 reads 62 comments

  18. Truth Be Told, Arsenal Weren't Good Enough To Beat Manchester United

    Manchester United started Tuesday's UEFA Champions League semifinal against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium with a 1-0 lead from the first leg...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 640 reads 106 comments

  19. The Never-Ending Debate: The English Premier League or La Liga?

    Year after year, players leave clubs, managers are sacked, but one question on the mind of every European football fan remains; "Which league is superior—the Premier League or La Liga?" ...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 1,550 reads 149 comments

  20. Comeback Kings Manchester United Destroy Spurs in Seven-Goal Thriller

    Manchester United started Saturday's Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur with their Champions League semifinal against Arsenal in mid-week firmly at the back of their minds...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 409 reads 58 comments

  21. Undefined Passion: Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt, The Dream Player

    Liverpool's Dutch forward Dirk Kuyt has been transformed into more of a right winger this season by the Reds' manager Rafael Benitez...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 415 reads 19 comments

  22. Guus Hiddink: A Man Who Knows His Job With A Killer Instinct

    Chelsea's owner, Roman Abramovich, is known as a rather impatient man. The Russian billionaire sacked Jose Mourinho after the Portuguese tactician had won two consecutive league titles with the Blues...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 269 reads 20 comments

  23. Manchester United Faithful Blast "Lazy" Berbatov

    Sir Alex Ferguson started Sunday's FA Cup semifinal against Everton with three men upfront, namely Federico "Kiko" Macheda, Danny Welbeck, and Carlos Tevez. It was a game which failed to live up to all the hype that was generated ahead of kickoff...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 1,339 reads 19 comments

  24. Keeping the Dream Alive: Manchester United's Mission Continues

    The return of the prodigal son sank Porto's ambitions of securing a semifinal place despite having the odds stacked in their favour...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 691 reads 3 comments

  25. The Rise and Fall of a Certain Alan Smith

    Alan Smith's professional career kicked off at Leeds United. He made his full debut at the age of 18 against Liverpool in the Premier League...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 504 reads 15 comments