The Franco Accusation; The Miku Speculation; The Ferrando Initiation

I go through football news like all of you. Us bloggers need to do it much more than you guys. How else do you think we allow ourselves to pretend to know so much? That is our hubris – “that we read news”. Lame but true. So in the most recent of my trawls, three little titbits stood out – the Franco Accusation, the Miku Speculation, and the Ferrando Initiation. Continue reading

Bengaluru Tactically Outclass Pune: FC Pune City 1 – 3 Bengaluru FC Review

Roca Shows Popovich Who’s The Boss

Have no doubts about it – Bengaluru FC will be in the semi-finals this year. Whether they win it all in the end or not cannot be predicted but they will definitely make it to the playoffs. No team in the league exhibits the kind of solidity that they do. No team has even showed the kind of tactical agility that Bengaluru has shown in the last five games. The way they won this game is a testimony to how versatile their tactical playbook is and how evolved their teamwork is. Before I explain why I made that statement, though, a word for FC Pune City. Continue reading

Top of the Table on the Line: FC Pune City vs. Bengaluru FC Preview

Time to Prove Title Credentials

It isn’t often that you see a top of the table clash but feel certain that you know who’ll win it. Generally speaking, teams at the top end of the table are close enough for you to be unsure about predicting the result. As I write this, I have a fair idea of who will win this game but hold on my dear Watson, it isn’t so elementary. Continue reading