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Parth Jhaveri

Parth believes in the mighty Gods of Barcelona. Camp Nou is his holy place of worship. A football romantic who eats, drinks and sleeps football, there are two times of the year for him: football season and waiting for football season. No beauty can match the vicious hostility of a Wednesday night in Europe

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Can veterans Naldo and Fabregas spark life into limp Monaco?
12:00 Tuesday 15th January 2019

After a catastrophic half-season, AS Monaco began its rescue mission in the January transfer window by seeking reinforcements. Towering Brazilian Naldo joined first, a great defender to stabilize a rickety rearguard. Catalonian…

Premier League
Ruben Neves: The Wolf of Waterloo Road
09:00 Monday 14th January 2019

Wolves hunt in packs. Every pack needs a leader. For ambitious Chinese-owned Wolverhampton Wanderers, the alpha-male is shaping out to be Portugal international playmaker Ruben Neves. Wanderers shelled out a Championship-record…

Premier League
Wilfred Ndidi: An Underrated Gem
08:00 Friday 11th January 2019

Nigeria is famous for its gemstones, blue sapphires in particular. Some 4,000 miles from Lagos, a Nigerian gem sparkles in Leicester City blue. His name is Wilfred Ndidi.  Leicester achieved the improbable in 2016, winning the…

Premier League
Pulisic right to choose Chelsea over Liverpool
08:00 Wednesday 9th January 2019

No one wants to stand in line. People hate queuing at restaurants, government offices, traffic lights and movie theatres. Footballers hate riding the bench while someone else starts. Christian Pulisic’s £58 million move to Chelsea…

Barcelona's New Year Resolutions
17:00 Sunday 6th January 2019

Barcelona’s 2018 was bittersweet. La Liga and Copa Del Rey trophies celebrated their domestic dominance. Substandard performances in the Champions League knock-out stage suggested the need to rethink their method and structure. The Blaugrana's…

Villarreal's Yellow Submarine taking on water
15:00 Thursday 3rd January 2019

Villarreal had plenty to be proud of last season; Club’s hierarchy recognized early problems and resolved them quickly. Fran Escriba couldn't cope with a multitude of early injuries. Poor results piled up. Reserves coach Javier Calleja…

Premier League
Felipe Anderson: The Rising Protagonist
09:00 Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Some say the days of the street footballer are over. Felipe Anderson’s story suggests otherwise. Raised in Santa Maria, Brazil, he learned then honed his outstanding technical skills during informal kickabouts in the streets.…

Jeison Murillo: Barcelona's Christmas gift
15:00 Sunday 30th December 2018

Ernesto Valverde received a Christmas gift under his tree in Barcelona in the shape and form of Jeison Murillo, the former Valencia centre-back. After yet another injury to Thomas Vermaelen and with Samuel Umtiti sidelined for…

Radja Nainggolan and Inter: A Millennial relationship
12:00 Friday 28th December 2018

Radja Nianggolan’s move from Roma to Inter is a classic millennial relationship. Bundled in huge expectations and promises at the start, the reality of contrasting ideologies soon kicks in, leading to conflict, arguments and finally separation.…

Two Points Lost
12 Days of Football 2018: Seven Sides-a-Sinking
08:00 Friday 28th December 2018

On the 7th Day of Football, UEFA gave to me Seven Sides-a-Sinking Six Games Amazing, FIVE GOLDEN GOALS, Four Calls Blown, Three French Clubs, Two title races and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Welcome to It's Round and It's White's…

The Ghost of Mario Gotze
12:00 Monday 24th December 2018

When Mario Gotze burst onto the scene in 2010/11, Germany thought they had found their Lionel Messi. The 18-year-old went from youth player to instrumental member of a Bundesliga-winning side in 18 months. He was the poster boy as Jurgen Klopp’s…

Champions League
Champions League Round of 16 Analysis
15:00 Thursday 20th December 2018

The group stage complete, the draw held, the Champions League knock-out stages are set. Fans around the globe, by which I mean me, cannot contain their excitement. There are too many juicy matchups. Some teams fired up their respective…

Club World Cup
River Plate look to capitalize on Real's unpleasant form and clinch the Club World Cup
17:00 Tuesday 18th December 2018

The Club World Cup's 15th edition is underway in the United Arab Emirates. As it often goes unnoticed, ambitious FIFA president Gianni Infantino plans to replace the competition with a 24-team event held every four years. Until…

Can Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry become Bayern's New Age ''Rob-bery''?
17:04 Sunday 16th December 2018

Twenty-nine August, 2009 began an eminent chapter in Bayern Munich's history. Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery took to the field together for the first time. Bayern were still licking their wounds after a 2-1 defeat at…

Why is Barcelona struggling to dominate La Liga this term?
16:00 Saturday 8th December 2018

La Liga's long been known as predictable and not very competitive. In the last decade, Barcelona has undoubtedly been the most dominant force domestically. Seven Liga titles in that time say it all. The Catalan Club’s latest…