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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: 168

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Germany
Can Euro 2020 group of death give Germany new life?
17:01 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Joachim Loew’s expression spoke a grim story upon realising Germany’s Euro 2020 group of death pairing alongside France and Portugal. Didier Deschamps cut a wry smile, Fernando Santos looked bemused. The real pressure, however,…

France
Can PSG succeed without Neymar and Mbappe?
11:00 Sunday 1st December 2019

When Paris Saint-Germain swooped for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in 2017, the target was to accelerate their road to European dominance. Two years later, PSG still can't get out of second gear. The world-class duo has done little to achieve the…

Premier League
Should Solskjaer be tougher on Jesse Lingard?
08:00 Thursday 28th November 2019

The 2019 calendar year has been anything but “lit” for Jesse Lingard. No goals or assists for Manchester United paints a grim picture. Anything but a model professional, his performances on the field amplify the sense his social…

Italy
Can Inter's loanees make them stronger next season?
17:01 Monday 25th November 2019

Inter Milan’s fortunes keep blossoming under new management. Once their biggest foe, Antonio Conte, is determined to use the recipe he did with Juventus in a quest to derail the Turin outfit as Italy's dominant body. …

Italy
Should Sarri stop trying to reinvent Bernardeschi?
08:00 Saturday 23rd November 2019

Federico Bernardeschi’s arrival at Juventus marked the beginning of a long-term vision for continued success. For some, it was seen as a luxury signing to insure the Old Lady's dominance but most understood he had the potential to…

Spain
Could Morata and Moreno form Spain's next great striking duo?
12:01 Thursday 21st November 2019

There’s a sense of optimism growing within the Spain national team. La Roja is playing the beautiful way which resonated with their dominance earlier in the decade. A sudden managerial change shouldn't derail that. With…

Germany
What does Toni Kroos' resurgence mean for club and country?
08:00 Tuesday 19th November 2019

Germany’s shock World Cup elimination in the group stage confirmed the regression among the nation's ageing stars. In an act of self-preservation, manager Joachim Low visited the Allianz Arena to inform three Bayern stars, Mats…

Premier League
Could Brandon Williams' emergence spell trouble for Luke Shaw?
08:02 Thursday 14th November 2019

Just when Manchester United was suffering from an identity crisis, Brandon Williams’ emergence injected a homegrown, stronger DNA into their persona. It’s a bit strange a teenager adds the missing aggressiveness, but this feisty…

Italy
Can Cagliari's smart summer investment take them to Europe?
17:01 Tuesday 12th November 2019

Atalanta’s fairytale rise in the Serie A rekindled hope amongst the underdogs. No longer are obscure mid-table sides embracing destiny for finishing below the traditional big sides. Now, they’re aiding the cause of breaking…

Bundesliga
Hans-Dieter Flick: Caretaker or permanent Bayern boss?
09:00 Monday 11th November 2019

Bayern Munich are a peculiar club. Thrashed 5-1 by Eintracht Frankfurt, die Roten bounce back to score four a few days later. As their true potential is unmasked, that crushing defeat appeals to the conspiracy crowd as a well-planned…

Italy
Are AS Roma reaping the rewards for trusting in youth?
00:25 Monday 11th November 2019

Patience is a virtue. AS Roma’s learnt that the hard way. After the struggles in an uncomfortable campaign last time around, the smiles are returning to the Italian capital. A new era’s been ushered in with Paulo Fonseca’s…

Premier League
Have attacking full-backs become the recipe for success in the Premier League?
09:00 Thursday 7th November 2019

Football, like humanity, has evolved. The beautiful game is now mingled with technological advances, resulting in unique tactics, giving it a competitive edge like never before. Similarly, the Premier League has also seen a surge in its competitiveness.…

Italy
Are Atalanta shedding away from their reliance on Duvan Zapata?
17:00 Monday 4th November 2019

For all the quips on how “boring” Serie A is, Atalanta sits as the ideal counter-argument to such nonsense. Not only are they more entertaining than many European giants, but their uprise also makes them synonymous with the underdogs'…

Premier League
Should Hector Bellerin be Arsenal's next captain?
14:55 Saturday 2nd November 2019

As Granit Xhaka walked off the Emirates pitch in disgruntled fashion on Sunday, a cloud of déjà vu haunted the North London stadium once again. As much as managerial problems have been their downfall, the Gunners also have a serious…

Premier League
Must Spurs move on from Eriksen in January?
09:00 Thursday 31st October 2019

Tottenham's stale lineup isn't even a fresh topic anymore. Mauricio Pochettino is buried under a mountain of criticism for indulging his old guard. At the fore of the wantaway movement stands midfielder Christian Eriksen. He went…