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Zaid Pathan

A huge fan of Peter Drury's bombastic post-goal narration and an ardent football follower since his teens, Zaid believes the beautiful game is the best mode of escape from the daily hustle and bustle. He particularly loves to watch the Premier League and wants English clubs to dominate Europe again.

Life may or may not be beautiful, but football surely is.


Total articles: 104

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Premier League
Can Manchester City break their Anfield jinx?
09:00 Sunday 10th November 2019

Manchester City travel to Anfield hoping to cut their deficit to three points. History isn’t backing them. City have failed to register a win at Anfield for 16 years and the League leaders have made their home a fortress. Crystal Palace…

Premier League
Should Firmino and Salah’s form concern Liverpool?
08:00 Wednesday 6th November 2019

To sum up Liverpool’s recent Premier League form, you needn't look further than their frontline. From 2017-19, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah breached all defences and sent countless defenders to the psychologist’s…

Premier League
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Control vs dynamism
14:00 Sunday 27th October 2019

When it comes to balance and depth, it doesn't take much convincing to agree Liverpool have perhaps the best squad. That’s why Jurgen Klopp wasn’t bothered about the Reds' lack of summer transfer activity in the summer.…

Tactics
Could switching to 4-3-3 work for Spurs?
08:01 Saturday 19th October 2019

Tottenham Hotspur began an upward curve when Mauricio Pochettino took over in 2014. Now, in his sixth year in charge, they've gone over a precipice. Is it stagnation? Apart from moving to a new stadium, everything has remained…

European Championships
Should Southgate start Harry Winks?
08:01 Monday 14th October 2019

Since their semi-final exit from the World Cup last year, many believed that the Three Lions were headed in the right direction. The Nations League represented an opportunity to take it a step further but they couldn't get past the…

European Championships
Can Iceland hurt an already wounded French side?
12:00 Friday 11th October 2019

Iceland take on France Friday evening in a Group H Euro 2020 qualifier. Expect an intriguing encounter. Surprisingly, Turkey lead the group on 15 points. The World Cup champions are second on head-to-head records. Iceland aren’t…

Managerial News
Sacking Pochettino only makes things worse for Tottenham
08:01 Tuesday 8th October 2019

Canadian rockers The Tragically Hip recorded a song called Boots and Hearts, noting that the two items had something in common. When it starts to fall apart, Man, it really falls apart. Mauricio Pochettino should have the tune on his playlist.…

Premier League
Will Poch ever break his trophy curse?
11:31 Saturday 28th September 2019

The midweek defeat against fourth-tier Colchester United not only extended Spurs’ woeful away record but ousted them from the EFL Cup far too early. Mauricio Pochettino will shrug off the importance of a secondary domestic competition…

Premier League
Can Eddie Howe turn in his best Bournemouth campaign?
08:00 Thursday 26th September 2019

Friday night’s victory over Southampton in the South Coast derby put Bournemouth in the top six of the Premier League table. The Cherries have (yet again) made a statement that they aren’t a relegation-threatened club anymore. Well,…

Premier League
Is Lo Celso's injury a concern for Pochettino?
12:01 Saturday 14th September 2019

Tottenham Hotspur hoped to start afresh after the season's shaky beginning but misfortune struck again. While on duty for Argentina in a friendly against Chile, new signing Giovani Lo Celso suffered a groin injury. The club confirmed the…

Premier League
Why Spurs have questions to answer coming off the international break
08:01 Monday 9th September 2019

When the summer transfer season closed in England, many believed that Tottenham Hotspur had done the best business - in terms of both incomings and outgoings. Kieran Trippier was amongst the several who departed. It was rather surprising…

Bundesliga
2019/20 Bayern Munich Bundesliga preview
12:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

The Bundesliga had become a stroll for Bayern Munich since 2012/13 season, until last term, when Lucien Favre inspired Borussia Dortmund to mount a serious challenge; eventually coming up just short. A real message…

Premier League
How did Tottenham Hotspur spend their summer?
19:00 Monday 12th August 2019

Tottenham Hotspur seemed set to start their 2019/20 Premier League campaign with only two new signings. Spurs had chased Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and Real Betis’ Giovani Lo Celso almost since the transfer window opened.…

Premier League
2019/20 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League preview
15:01 Wednesday 7th August 2019

Mauricio Pochettino cultivated a habit of finishing in the top four at Tottenham Hotspur. Last season was no different although they allowed their hold on third place to slip at season's end. This was the fourth consecutive season in which…

Premier League
2019/20 Bournemouth Premier League preview
15:00 Sunday 4th August 2019

In 2008, Bournemouth were fighting for their existence. Now they're preparing for their fifth consecutive Premier League season after finishing 14th last term. The Cherries are peculiar fruit. If you look at the size of the club,…