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Uttiyo Sarkar

A freelance writer who loves all things football. Writing about the beautiful game has been a passion of mine for years now and discussing the fine things about it is something I admire. A Manchester United fan for over a decade and an admirer of the English Premier League and Italian Serie A in particular. Also a discreet movie critic on the sidelines and occasional gamer. 

 


Total articles: 139

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Spain
Are Atletico Madrid suffering from creative issues?
12:00 Thursday 26th September 2019

Unlike most prominent European sides, Atletico Madrid thrives from a working-class DNA. While La Liga rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid dominate teams by employing a relentless attacking scheme, Los Rojiblancos flourish when under an onslaught…

Germany
Can Jogi Low exploit Neuer/Ter Stegen battle?
09:01 Tuesday 24th September 2019

Trouble has started bewing again in the German national team. As if Joachim Loew’s decision to ruthlessly sideline World-Cup winners wasn’t enough, there’s now a proper feud taking place in their goalkeeping department. Manuel…

Premier League
Is it Firmino's turn to be Liverpool MVP in 2019/20?
12:00 Sunday 22nd September 2019

When Jurgen Klopp opted against signing a new striker in the summer, he received groans from Liverpool fans. Of course, demanding an added layer to their near perfection, perhaps a top-quality frontman would give the German leverage…

Bundesliga
Are SC Freiburg the newest Bundesliga dark horses?
18:01 Wednesday 18th September 2019

The Bundesliga has already served up pleasant surprises a month into the new season. Union Berlin introduced themselves in style at Borussia Dortmund’s expense while RB Leipzig sit atop the throne and Schalke are soaring under…

Spain
Was motivating Benzema worth the cost of signing Jovic?
12:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

Remember when Karim Benzema was scapegoated for every negative Real Madrid result? The Frenchman received the hard end of the stick for not scoring as frequently as Cristiano Ronaldo. Well, things have changed.  Following Ronaldo's departure,…

Premier League
Should Phil Foden leave Manchester City?
15:00 Saturday 14th September 2019

Phil Foden finds himself entangled in a dilemma. Does he wait it out to experience his glory days under perhaps the game's best manager? Or does he strike out on his own like Jadon Sancho to make his mark now? While there’s a long…

Italy
Has Roberto Mancini struck gold in Azzurri midfield?
09:00 Friday 13th September 2019

When Roberto Mancini signed as Italy’s manager, the Azzurri were in dire straits. Fresh off a shocking failure to qualify for the World Cup, it wasn’t the job for the light-hearted. Since then, he’s executed exactly what…

Germany
Did Joachim Loew sideline Mats Hummels prematurely?
19:01 Tuesday 10th September 2019

A premature exit in last year’s World Cup took a big toll on Germany’s reputation. Stung by the defending champions' “curse”, Die Mannschaft had severe repercussions to face. The hammer didn’t…

Spain
Is Spain's new golden generation taking shape?
15:01 Sunday 8th September 2019

Spain’s road to redemption has been rather treacherous. Following World Cup embarrassment last summer, Luis Enrique was brought in to steady to ship. Personal reasons forced him to leave in June. He recently revealed the tragic death…

Premier League
Can Laporte injury help Manchester City?
17:01 Thursday 5th September 2019

Manchester City have enjoyed anything but an inauspicious start to their Premier League title defence. They’re unbeaten and should’ve been leading the table; but for a VAR intervention against Tottenham Hotspur. However,…

Italy
Ante Rebic the last piece of AC Milan's puzzle
08:00 Thursday 5th September 2019

Life isn't being kind to Marco Giampaolo. Unlike compatriot Antonio Conte at Inter, the AC Milan manager is struggling to incorporate a dominative aura. Quite the contrary, the Rossoneri are a stuttering unit while their rivals function…

Premier League
Should Chelsea look towards a future beyond Cesar Azpilicueta?
08:00 Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Frank Lampard’s reign at Chelsea has seen its highs and lows, but the negatives are threatening to berate the positive developments. There’s no doubt on his influence in amplifying their attacking intensity, but his leaky-as-an-unstaunched-wench…

Premier League
Solskjaer culling deadwood makes room for young stars
08:00 Saturday 31st August 2019

They say change is necessary for any rebuild. It was essential for shaping both Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp’s empires. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer learnt the hard way how much he must change Manchester United to bring back the glory days.…

Bundesliga
Eintracht says, 'When in doubt, Bas Dost'
17:01 Thursday 29th August 2019

Life without the Sebastien Haller-Luka Jovic duo appeared somewhat hollow for Eintracht Frankfurt. Adi Hutter’s side’s lost their attacking flair, triggering frustration in recent games. The in-house talent was't picking…

Premier League
Can David Luiz be an Arsenal difference-maker?
08:02 Wednesday 28th August 2019

The David Luiz experience is incomplete without his eccentricity. He can be “mad good” at times, but he makes the headlines upon a rush of blood to the head. Unfortunately for Unai Emery, he tends to unveil his hidden craziness…