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Possession Based Tiki-Taka Visits English Counterattacking

Two draws in the first two games of the season… I thought that kind of thing only happened in Serie A. It seems like we Indians like our pizzas far too much. With Materazzi gone, the upcoming game will not have any Italian influence whatsoever. We’ll see English counterattacking from Chennaiyin FC against the Spanish tiki-taka in this game.

John Gregory and Sergio Lobera couldn’t be from more different footballing schools. Lobera has worked with managerial legends from the very beginning at Barcelona while Gregory has come up the ranks in English football. The schooling is different, the style of play is different, but the refrain will most probably be the same as what Indian football fans have all been arguing about since forever – Barcelona vs. Manchester United/City, Real Madrid vs. Arsenal, and Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea. Continue reading

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Armchair Scouting: Who Is Ahmed Jahouh?

Let me make something very clear to you lot out there, the signing of Jahouh is a damn coup for FC Goa. His skill set is such that I expect him to dominate the midfield in every game for the Gaurs. He is that bloody good.

There’s this dude called Nisanth who wrote a piece for Goal.com recently titled “Marcelinho Who?…” It’s a well-written article and the theme is unique too but I feel that he missed a beat there. Well, Nisanth buddy, you talked about unknowns making a difference in ISL4. Jahouh will be one of those unknowns that you’re looking for and should’ve included in your article. Continue reading

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