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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. 

 


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Italy
Juventus must be patient with Champions League dreams
08:00 Wednesday 24th April 2019

While a celebratory mood echoed over the Juventus stadium on Saturday, the underlying dissatisfaction merely waited to emerge again. The Old Lady became Italian Champions for the eighth straight season, yet something didn’t feel…

Premier League
Kevin de Bruyne health key to Manchester City's title defence
12:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Manchester City’s back-to-back victories at the Etihad against Tottenham Hotspur left a bittersweet taste. Elimination from the Champions League quarterfinals in the first wasn't compensated by sending the Premier League title…

Premier League
Ander Herrera's free transfer proves Ed Woodward a slow learner
09:00 Friday 19th April 2019

All is not well at Manchester United. In disarray after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dream was cut short, behind-the-scenes problems are becoming unavoidable. The manager maintains an upbeat attitude but smiling isn't enough to stop…

Premier League
Can Harry Kane's injury work in Son Heung-Min's favour?
12:00 Wednesday 17th April 2019

The dark clouds contained a silver lining for Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night. Their moment of sheer horror upon seeing Harry Kane limp off was replaced with joyful exuberance. One closed door opened up another one when Son Heung-Min produced…

Premier League
Who should Manchester United appoint as their next permanent captain?
17:00 Wednesday 10th April 2019

Manchester United lack a powerful leader under the bright-minded Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Despite playing with a few intimidating captains as a player, the Norwegian struggles to find his own inspired leader. Club captain Antonio Valencia’s…

Spain
Iago Aspas' Celta Vigo dream proves La Liga still has life
16:00 Monday 8th April 2019

La Liga’s often perceived as this dystopian land fought over between two kings. Often a gritty warrior in Atletico Madrid comes along to rule the roost, yet are largely overpowered by Barcelona and Real Madrid. The interest level for…

Fa Cup
Watford must tread carefully against hungry Wolves at Wembley
08:00 Sunday 7th April 2019

The biggest game in Watford’s season awaits them at Wembley. Eying an opportunity to recreate FA Cup history, the daunting Wolves pose a stern roadblock in their path to paradise. However, having fought so hard to reach the podium, there’s…

Bundesliga
Is it time for shadow striker Yussuf Poulsen to step into the limelight?
15:00 Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Move over Timo Werner, a new star’s ready to lead RB Leipzig. Indeed, the rate at which Yussuf Poulsen’s growing for the emerging German giants, it won’t be long before he finally eclipses his fellow striking sensation in…

Premier League
Should Solskjaer hold an Old Trafford yard sale this summer?
08:00 Monday 1st April 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s managerial dream is now a reality. Oddly, the Manchester United board waited until he lost consecutive matches before making the appointment official. The first match after the international break turned into a…

Premier League
Where should Callum Hudson-Odoi go next season?
15:00 Friday 29th March 2019

Destiny awaits Callum Hudson-Odoi. Now it’s his decision whether he takes the path to success or failure. Maurizio Sarri’s turned an eye over his talents, deeming him too inexperienced to make his team. Regardless of the 18-year-old…

France
Confident Memphis Depay ready to move up from Ligue 1
15:00 Wednesday 27th March 2019

Memphis Depay was close to becoming an afterthought back in 2016. After succumbing to the cursed Manchester United #7 mantle, the presumed future superstar almost saw the end of the road. However,  the embarrassing exit from Manchester lit…

Premier League
Sanchez, Ozil unable to hide from expectations
12:00 Monday 25th March 2019

Once they used to rule over the Premier League with an iron fist. Now Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are stuck inside their own nightmares. After fading apart, their journey’s have lead to a gloomy road. It wasn’t too long ago when…

Spain
Luis Enrique still trying to rediscover Spain
09:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019

La Roja are still in transition mode. If not the FIFA World Cup disaster, then Luis Enrique’s team selection for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers served as proof. The selection announcement itself was a peculiar one he’s made a…

Bundesliga
Peter Bosz might've struck gold with Bayer Leverkusen's rich attacking wealth
09:00 Wednesday 20th March 2019

German football produces its golden generation almost once every passing decade. Dominant Bayer Munich and Borussia Dortmund headline the show in giving rise to top-level talent. However, an old guard has risen through the ranks this season.…

Champions League
Rating the Champions League quarterfinal matchups
08:00 Monday 18th March 2019

The Champions League quarterfinal draw is set. Boy, did the football gods bless us with some compelling matches. There's a Finals rematch and two Premier League sides clashing. If that isn't sufficient, the other two matches…