1. Federico Macheda: Keep Your Feet on the Ground, Son

    Yes, he's the man of the moment. He won the game for Manchester United. You have probably guessed by now, I'm talking about United's 17-year-old prodigy, Federico Macheda...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 300 reads 8 comments

  2. The Battle Off the Green: The Importance of Mind Games!

    It is hard to ignore that the growth of Football as a largely 'commercialised business' has made it necessary for managers and players alike to indulge in mind games...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 109 reads 13 comments

  3. The EPL Title Race: Why the International Break Could Be the Turning Point

    Flow. Momentum. Consistency. Determination. Luck. These are the elements necessary for a team to win a league, and a league of the calibre of the Barclays Premier League, with some ...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 323 reads 27 comments

  4. Dear Liverpool: You May Have Won the Battle, but Can You Win the War?

    Indeed, Liverpool destroyed Manchester United over 90 minutes of sensational football at Old Trafford on Saturday. No Exaggeration—destroyed...

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  5. What Curse? No Curse Can Deny the Manchester United!

    Lights. Camera. Action. The Champions League brings with itself a traditional feel of glitz and glamour. A spicy fervour that dominates all football fanatics. A sensation that can never be properly described merely by the use of words...

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  6. Is Sacking Arsene Wenger Really the Answer to Arsenal's Woes?

    Around a month back, I wrote an articled titled 'Whats Happened to The Arsenal'. That particular article sparked a rather heated debate as Bleacher Creatures pointed out various reasons for Arsenal's downfall...

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  7. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

    "Where do you get all this money?" asked my first girlfriend, seconds after I gave her an expensive bracelet on Valentines Day...

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  8. IPL Team Previews: Deccan Chargers

    Deccan Chargers, owned by the Deccan Chronicle with a franchise cost estimated around $107 million, is arguably the Indian Premier League's most financially strong teams...

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  9. Is Aston Villa Good Enough for the UEFA Champions League?

    Who would've predicted that as we approached the end of the Barclays Premier League, Aston Villa would be in contention for a UEFA Champions League spot? Not many indeed but under the ...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 321 reads 28 comments

  10. What's Happened to The Arsenal?

    Frustration and Desperation. These two feelings live within an Arsenal supporter. I find it hard to ignore that Arsenal, who are still considered as a prominent part of the Premier League's much ...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about over 5 years ago 1,191 reads 44 comments

  11. Is Manchester City a Lost Cause?

    Troubled at the Santiago Bernabeau, he fled Madrid and came flying into the arms of Manchester City in what was undoubtedly, a deadline-day shocker! Robinho, though, it is believed has grown ...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 623 reads 29 comments

  12. EPL Saturday Review: Dimitar Berbatov Helps United Reach the Top of the Table

    Damien Duff. Maynor Figueroa. Tim Cahill. Robinho. Frank Lampard. Dimitar Berbatov. The never-ending list of 90th minute match-winning goals adds to overall hype, glamour and excitement of the Barclays Premier League...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 339 reads 8 comments

  13. The Magic Unfolds: Who Will Reign Supreme in the Premier League?

    Fast approaching the end of January, The Premier League's top two places are held by Liverpool and Manchester United respectively though the Red Devils are two points behind, with a game in hand...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 203 reads 16 comments

  14. Pakistan-Sri Lanka Cricket: Three ODIs and Two Test Match Series Lie Ahead

    After India decided to cancel its tour to Pakistan, the green shirts faced another year beginning without international cricket. Luckily for Pakistan, Sri Lanka has agreed to tour the country but in two separate trips...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 1,526 reads 11 comments

  15. Why You Can't Predict the English Premier League

    "Expensive suits, studio lights and the BIG talk" is possibly the best way to describe punditry in the modern football world...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 331 reads 60 comments

  16. B/R's Exclusive Transfer Market Buzz!

    Welcome to B/R's Exclusive Transfer Market Coverage where we aim to roundup all the possible deals. Manchester United's 3-0 victory over Chelsea ensured that the Red Devils are now ...

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  17. Under the Shadow of...Diego Forlan!

    Diego Forlan played football for a host of South American clubs like Penarol and Danubio but he eventually made his mark at Argentine club Independiente...

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  18. Under the Shadow of...Mikel Arteta!

    Mikel Arteta was moulded by FC Barcelona's youth academy. Despite this, Arteta never made an appearance for the Catalan giants. Instead, he joined Paris Saint-Germain on loan and inevitably became a huge hit in Paris, where he played alongside Ronaldinho.

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 327 reads 6 comments

  19. Under the Shadow of...Ricardo Quaresma!

    Ricardo Quaresma emerged from Sporting Lisbon's famed academy, which has also produced the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Joao Moutinho, and Miguel Veloso...

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  20. Major Announcements for Bleacher Report's World Football Community

    First of all, congratulations to Alex Dimond on winning the B/R World Football Community "Writer of the Year" Award...

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  21. Under the Shadow of...Robbie Keane!

    Robbie Keane's career started out at his boyhood club, Crumlin United. At the age of 15, he had to make one of the hardest choices in club football: Liverpool or Wolverhampton Wanderers? ...

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  22. My Bleacher Report Story So Far: The Journey To 500!

    I've been associated with Bleacher Report for over a year but 2008 was just brilliant both for me and for B/R as the network has risen to height of becoming the global debate it is today...

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  23. Top 10 Hardest Hitting Batsmen In World Cricket

    In the World of Cricket, there are some great batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Jacques Kallis but I'm really not looking at them. I'm looking at my Top 10 Batsmen who can tear any bowling attack apart...

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  24. A Tribute to the Real Underdogs of the Premier League

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, and Cesc Fabregas are amongst the best players in the English Premier League, but they are far from being listed in the "Underdogs" category...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 392 reads 17 comments

  25. The Talking Point: Should The Premier League Have a Winter Break?

    Entertainment. That's what the viewers get from watching some hard-fought, competitive football in the holiday season but the real question is: What about the performers? The men who battle it out on the pitch are also humans, most with families...

    Salaar Shamsi Written by Salaar Shamsi about almost 6 years ago 133 reads 17 comments