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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: 123

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Italy
2019/20 Juventus Serie A preview
17:01 Friday 23rd August 2019

Can Juventus finally break their UEFA Champions League duck? Well, that’s the million-dollar question echoing around Turin. The Bianconeri sealed their eighth consecutive Serie A title last season, but an early elimination in Europe left…

Italy
2019-20 Napoli Serie A preview
19:00 Wednesday 21st August 2019

Carlo Ancelotti’s first-season trophy streak might’ve ended with Napoli, but the Don remains intent on conquering Italy again. Gli Azzurri finished behind the ever-dominant Juventus for the past few seasons, but have…

France
Does PSG's quiet transfer window work for Thomas Tuchel?
09:00 Monday 19th August 2019

It's been a quiet summer in Paris. Too quiet if you're a PSG supporter. Unlike the last few seasons, Paris Saint-Germain haven't splashed hundreds of millions of euros around. They’ve actually been rather sensible,…

Bundesliga
2019-20 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga preview
15:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

Bittersweet sums up Borussia Dortmund’s 2018/19 campaign. On one hand, they continued to display the bright, attractive attacking style that's thrilled the Bundesliga and Europe for the best part of this decade. On the other, the…

Premier League
Does Daniel Farke need to be more pragmatic to keep Norwich up?
08:01 Monday 12th August 2019

The welcoming party for Norwich City’s Premier League return wasn’t the nicest. In fact, a case of déjà vu ensued in their opening-day thrashing at Anfield to bring them back to reality. Daniel Farke’s grim figure…

Premier League
Top 10 Premier League summer signings
08:01 Saturday 10th August 2019

After nearly two months of rumours and drama, the Premier League transfer window has finally closed. Deadline Day was its usual frantic self. Most sides didn’t wait till the final minute to rope in their prized assets but Arsenal and…

Premier League
Who will break out from the three new Premier League teams?
08:00 Friday 9th August 2019

Whenever a team attains Premier League promotion, the pressure’s magnified on them to produce goods. Of course, their ultimate objective is to avoid immediate relegation. Yet, knowing how some promoted sides have evolved into…

Premier League
Fit Kevin de Bruyne makes life easier for Pep Guardiola
08:00 Tuesday 6th August 2019

Manchester City haven't been too busy in the transfer market. Rodri’s club-record £63 million move from Atletico Madrid is the only big business set in stone at the moment, although Joao Cancelo's £27.5 million + Danilo…

Premier League
2019-20 Watford Premier League preview
17:00 Monday 5th August 2019

Under Javi Gracia’s guidance, Watford experienced their biggest of highs following Premier League promotion in 2016. The Hornets finished 11th last season as well as reached the FA Cup Final. It's a positive signal pointing…

Italy
Are Juventus crazy to sell Moise Kean? Or worse?
08:01 Sunday 4th August 2019

Not many months ago, Juventus shed the spotlight on a special youth academy product. Moise Kean strode the Allianz Stadium pitch with a Pogba-esque swagger and powered in goals like Didier Drogba. The 19-year-old proved his mettle with…

Netherlands
2019/20 Ajax Eredivisie preview
17:00 Thursday 1st August 2019

A new season dawns for Erik ten Hag’s Ajax without wunderkinds Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong. To keep their crown, the Eredivisie champions cannot let the fire die even without their two torchbearers. While I Lancieri lost…

Premier League
2019/20 Crystal Palace Premier League preview
17:00 Wednesday 31st July 2019

Crystal Palace’s odyssey to break into the Premier League’s top-half remains a never-ending journey. After narrowly missing out on a top-ten finish last season, the Eagles have done very little to keep up with the competition. As…

Germany
Ademola Lookman on the high-road to redemption at RB Leipzig
15:00 Saturday 27th July 2019

Well, another one bites the dust. In Ademola Lookman’s case, that may well be a good thing. The 21-year-old becomes the latest English youngster to move to the lucrative Bundesliga in the hunt for a major breakthrough.…

Premier League
3 promoted Premier League teams; 3 transfer policies
09:00 Thursday 25th July 2019

There’s a reason the Premier League is widely regarded as the most competitive in the world. The depth of competition thanks to its nearly equal distribution of television revenue makes for very few minnows and more upsets than most…

Premier League
5 budding stars making their Premier League case
08:00 Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Pre-season traditionally is a time to develop match fitness and work on tactics ahead of the new campaign. It's also a chance for new signings to bed in and academy players to press their case. A few do enough to stick with the first team.…