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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: 91

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Netherlands
Does the Netherlands need an attacking makeover?
15:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

Not in many crucial games has the Netherlands’ defensive work managed to overshadow their attacking bite over the years. The Dutch have gained fame for their “total football”, world-class strikers and fierce forward-line…

Italy
Pogba or Milinkovic-Savic: Who best suits Juventus?
09:00 Wednesday 12th June 2019

Hunting season is underway at Juventus. Supplementing their search for Massimiliano Allegri’s successor sees them planning their next marquee acquisition. Over the years, superstar signings have become a nature of habit for Andrea Agnelli.…

France
Can Les Bleus do the gender double at the World Cup?
15:00 Friday 7th June 2019

Just under a year has passed since France lifted the FIFA World Cup, putting end to an eighteen-year trophyless streak. Now, the nation's women have the opportunity to break their own World Cup curse, on home soil none less. France’s…

Womens Football
Top Europeans stars to watch in Women's World Cup
08:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

One would think the Champions League finale marked the football calender’s end. However, they wouldn’t be any more wrong. Club competition is now taking a backseat, but the international scene is spicing up. The FIFA Women’s…

Spain
Should Barcelona have hired Marcelino?
08:00 Tuesday 4th June 2019

A civil war is threatening to break out in Barcelona. However, it’s not a political one this time. The reason is Ernesto Valverde. Blaugrana's fans and management have polarizing viewpoints on the Spaniard, mainly due to…

Italy
Who should be AS Roma's next manager?
08:00 Sunday 2nd June 2019

A changing of the guard. The glorious night when defeating FC Barcelona in the Champions League gave AS Roma the sweetest ecstasy now feels a distant dream. Since then, the Italian giants have been brought back down to harsh…

Premier League
Will Sheikh Khaled's Newcastle takeover destabilise the Premier League?
09:00 Thursday 30th May 2019

A new giant rises. Newcastle United last competed for the Premier League title more than two decades ago. It was under Kevin Keegan, and later Kenny Dalglish, when they lodged an intense fight against Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United.…

Championship
Ticket to England waiting at Wembley for Grealish, Mount & others?
12:00 Monday 27th May 2019

Monday’s the day everybody dreads. However, a part of the country will be at their happiest on this particular Monday. As thousands of Derby County and Aston Villa supporters flock into Wembley bubbling with promotion dreams,…

Premier League
Should Leicester gamble on Arjen Robben?
08:00 Sunday 26th May 2019

A new chapter is dawning for Arjen Robben. Last Sunday, his celebrated career at Bayern Munich came to a sweet end when he left the Allianz Arena a hero. Injury issues, along with his increasing age, meant he was deemed surplus to requirements…

Bundesliga
How will Borussia Dortmund spend their summer?
15:00 Thursday 23rd May 2019

Borussia Dortmund’s season didn’t end with the expected Euphoria. Bayern Munich snatched away the Bundesliga crown, ending Lucien Favre’s impressive debut season in frustration. That being said, it has never been…

Spain
3 replacements for Antoine Griezmann at Atletico Madrid
15:00 Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Antoine Griezmann finally did it. He allowed his hunger for silverware to cloud his loyalty to Atletico Madrid. The Netflix documentary feels silly now, doesn’t it? Rojiblancos faithful channelled their emotions following the new 'Decision'. Massive…

Bundesliga
Hakim Ziyech the ideal magician to solve Bayern Munich's attack
08:00 Tuesday 21st May 2019

Munich was the place to be on Saturday night. Bayern won their seventh Bundesliga title on the trot, capping off a troublesome season on a high note. An emotional farewell to club legends Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, dubbed "Robbery"…

Italy
How will Juventus spend their summer?
15:00 Sunday 19th May 2019

The times they are a-changing.  A bittersweet feeling lingers around Juventus. Finishing the season as undisputed Serie A champions for the eighth successive campaign should be considered successful, no? Instead, it's become old hat.…

Premier League
It's time for Paul Pogba to put down his Manchester United burden
12:00 Wednesday 15th May 2019

Paul Pogba craves attention. Being the golden boy standing in the spotlight, the showboat who thrills fans with his swagger is all he desires. Despite putting up the best attacking numbers the club has seen in several seasons, he's…

Champions League
Does Barcelona, PSG and Manchester City's Champions League capitulations highlight positive football's limitations?
12:00 Tuesday 14th May 2019

Underdogs prevail. Miracles only exist in fairy-tales. The bad guys in movies would tell you this. Even the Premier League fans started growing a pessimistic skin after witnessing the English sides struggle to make it big in the UEFA Champions…