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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: 148

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Premier League
Could Lindelof's aerial weakness cost him his Manchester United place?
17:01 Thursday 17th October 2019

Even through the gloomy storms transpiring at Manchester United, Victor Lindelof has remained one rare positive in an unbalanced side. After questionably losing out on the Red Devils' Player of the Year award to Luke Shaw…

Premier League
3 right-backs Spurs should target in January
08:01 Tuesday 15th October 2019

Tottenham Hotspur's journey from near European kings to mere peasants hasn’t been soothing. If ten goals conceded in just one week doesn’t equivale a crisis, nothing else will. They’re all over the place…

Netherlands
Is Donyell Malen a Netherlands first-choice for Ronald Koeman?
12:01 Sunday 13th October 2019

The Netherlands freefall in the wake of the 2014 World Cup in South Africa has been arrested. While both Bertie van Marwicjk and Louis van Gaal espoused defensive philosophies that clashed with the Dutch reputation for enterprising Total Football,…

Bundesliga
Is Germany ready for a Nubel #1?
18:01 Wednesday 9th October 2019

Germany’s goalkeeping feud is escalating to a point where it could lead to distractions for Die Mannschaft. To ease tensions, Joachim Low offers ample opportunities to Barcelona's Marc-Andre Ter Stegen while still touting Bayern's…

Italy
Is Gonzalo Higuain experiencing a career renaissance?
17:01 Monday 7th October 2019

When he re-emerged at Juventus' Vinovo training facility back in July for pre-season warm-ups, Gonzalo Higuain's presence was met with questionable moans. The Bianconeri were toying with signing Mauro Icardi, while Higuain's poor…

Premier League
Are Arsenal getting overly dependent on Aubameyang?
17:01 Friday 4th October 2019

It wasn’t that long ago when Robin van Persie almost single-handedly carried Arsenal to a top-four spot as the rot started to set in under Arsene Wenger. Before that, King Thierry Henry had established his throne in North London,…

Premier League
Riyad Mahrez benefitting from Guardiola's tough-love?
19:01 Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Upon joining Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez’s dream of becoming a recognised world-class talent took a further step towards fruition. Simply too good for Leicester City, he deserved to be consistently vying for the Premier League…

Premier League
Is Klopp's friendly competitiveness a recipe for Liverpool's sucesss?
12:31 Monday 30th September 2019

The Liverpool juggernaut doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. As fans remain cautiously optimistic about finally breaking the three-decade-long curse, others are left wondering who can actually stop them? At this stage,…

Spain
Can resurgent Santi Cazorla earn a return ticket to La Roja?
21:46 Friday 27th September 2019

When Santi Cazorla was on the road to recovery from a gruesome injury in 2016, even being able to walk - let alone kicking a football- seemed a grave challenge. After undergoing surgery on his Achilles tendon which never healed…

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…