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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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Spain
5 summer destinations if Isco leaves Real Madrid
12:00 Tuesday 19th February 2019

Isco’s become encaged in his own paradox after not taking kindly to Santiago Solari’s appointment as Real Madrid manager. A favourite of former manager Julen Lopetegui, he’s barely featured under the Argentine, starting only…

Premier League
PSG defeat exposes Manchester United
09:00 Monday 18th February 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s high-flying Manchester United fell to earth on a cold Tuesday night. The Red Devils received a stern reality check from Paris Saint-Germain. Despite missing Neymar and Edinson Cavani, the Ligue 1 leaders outwitted…

Bundesliga
Does Bayern Munich have enough firepower to compete on all fronts?
09:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

The winter break offered beleaguered Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac some much-needed breathing room. He had time to reflect on his best XI and plan for the season's second half. The Bavarians set off on a dominant run when play resumed…

Spain
Is Vinicius Junior Real Madrid's long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo?
09:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

A new star is born in Madrid. Vinicius Junior arrived at Real Madrid last year with a glowing reputation. This season, he’s put it into effect. The young Brazilian thrives under Santiago Solari, fitting into the Cristiano Ronaldo…

Premier League
Has Alexis Sanchez incurred the Fernando Torres curse?
15:00 Friday 8th February 2019

Luck and time are running out quickly for Alexis Sanchez. It’s been more than a year since his dramatic arrival at Old Trafford. Manchester United fans still await his best. Injuries and inconsistency plague his tenure. A few months…

Champions League
Will Juventus' Recent Slump crush their Champions League dream again?
08:00 Thursday 7th February 2019

Fantasy football is over for Juventus. Their uncontested grip on Italian football was forcibly broken by Atalanta, who knocked them out of the Coppa Italia for the first time since 2016. The 3-0 defeat serves as a wake-up call for Massimiliano…

Premier League
3 Potential replacements for Marouane Fellaini at Manchester United
09:00 Monday 4th February 2019

Marouane Fellaini has finally left Manchester United. Possibly the most polarising figure in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, the Belgian had some really topsy-turvy years in Manchester. Often treated as the whipping boy for the fans, he was…

Italy
Can Duvan Zapata make you forget James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao?
09:00 Friday 1st February 2019

When the Serie A season began, expectations were at a bare minimum for Duvan Zapata. After disappointing everywhere he went in Italy, hardcore fans considered him cursed. Gian Piero Gasperini disagreed. Now he and Atalanta are reaping the reward…

Champions League
Are Barcelona, PSG destabilising transfer market with tug-of-war?
12:00 Wednesday 30th January 2019

Football rivalries often derive from unforeseen circumstances. Take Barcelona’s cold war with Paris Saint-Germain. They weren't rivals until their sensational Champions League tie two seasons ago. La Remontada humiliated PSG's…

Premier League
Perfect 10: Marcus Rashford Proving To Be Valid Successor For Wayne Rooney
15:01 Sunday 27th January 2019

On 27 November 2018, Marcus Rashford led the line for Manchester United in their Champions League home game against BSC Young Boys. Early in the first half, he put a golden opportunity to open the scoring wide. Under-fire manager Jose…

Spain
Can Morata find consistency at the Wanda Metropolitano?
09:00 Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Lemony Snicket aside, Alvaro Morata’s Chelsea career can be defined as a series of unfortunate events. After moving to London, things have gone horribly astray for the Spaniard. After missing too many sitters in crucial moments,…

Spain
Inaki Williams Deserves A Bigger Spotlight
12:00 Sunday 20th January 2019

On Sunday, the unlikeliest player created a unique record in La Liga. Inaki Williams made his 100th consecutive appearance for Athletic Bilbao, the first outfield player to do so since Deportivo La Coruna’s Fran in 1993. So why not light…

Premier League
Have West Ham United Finally Settled Into The London Stadium?
09:00 Saturday 19th January 2019

Over the last year, much has changed at West Ham United. Who could forget the shocking scenes at the London Stadium back in March 2018? Four supporters invaded the pitch during an embarrassing loss to Burnley. One took off with the flag. One…

Premier League
3 Strikers to solve Chelsea's scoring woe
15:00 Tuesday 15th January 2019

Goals are drying up at Stamford Bridge. Sarriball hasn’t lit up Chelsea’s style as fans had expected from their new Italian manager. All the passing and little goals are making them look extremely dull at times. Inefficient finishing…

Spain
Coutinho's magic at Barcelona now a vanishing act
15:00 Sunday 13th January 2019

When Philippe Coutinho completed his move to Barcelona a year ago, other La Liga clubs cursed their luck. Brought on to reforge the golden trifecta broken when Neymar departed, The Brazilian wizard’s magic wand is yet to light up…