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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: 88

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Transfers
Why Arsenal should sign Nabil Fekir?
15:00 Monday 8th July 2019

Arsenal has no one but themselves to blame for their downturn in form towards the end of the 2018/19 campaign. The Gunners won just once in their final five league fixtures, failing to capitalise on the constant slip-ups made by the…

Premier League
How will Tanguy Ndombele improve Tottenham Hotspur?
09:00 Saturday 6th July 2019

So, Tottenham Hotspur fans are celebrating even before the start of pre-season. Heck, why shouldn’t they? They’ve every right to as the North London club announced not one, but two signings four days ago. Fans rejoiced…

Premier League
How will Aston Villa spend their summer?
09:02 Friday 28th June 2019

Chelsea fans were feeling agony and joy in equal measure about a month ago. They were sad as club legend Frank Lampard was the manager of losing side Derby County in the Championship play-off final. They were happy…

Afcon
Which Egyptians play in Mo Salah's European shadow?
15:01 Friday 21st June 2019

It’s been almost a month since Europe's top five leagues concluded and Liverpool lifted the Champions League trophy. Ancient times.  Meanwhile, fans must subsist on meagre transfer news as three major tournaments play out.…

Premier League
How will Bournemouth spend their summer?
15:01 Thursday 20th June 2019

A quote from Muhammed Ali can be found inside Bournemouth’s training facility. What you are thinking is what you are becoming. Ali's mindset is reflected in how the club operates under the Englishman Eddie Howe. Howe is not your typical…

Other Tournaments
Can James Rodriguez focus on the Copa America with his club future in limbo?
09:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

“Hit by James… Oh what a goal! One of the greats. My word! This boy’s a star!” shouted Peter Drury when James Rodriguez fired a chest-controlled volley from outside the penalty box past Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera…

Germany
How will Bayern Munich spend their summer?
08:00 Monday 10th June 2019

When it was announced that Niko Kovac will be taking over from Jupp Heynckes as Bayern Munich manager in April last year, many were sceptical about the Croatian’s appointment. Largely because he's inexperienced at the top level. Fast…

Premier League
How will Tottenham Hotspur spend their summer?
09:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

As witnessed on Saturday night, not every fairy tale has a pleasant ending. Tottenham Hotspur learned that the hard way in Madrid. There was little drama in the Champions League final; no surprises, nothing unusual, no comebacks.…

Premier League
Does Fred have a Manchester United future?
09:00 Monday 20th May 2019

When Manchester United outbid Manchester City for Shakhtar midfielder Fred last summer, questions were asked. Did United need the central midfielder? Was he like Alexis Sanchez? Purchased more to keep him out of Pep Guardiola's hands. The…

Premier League
Why Spurs already exceeded expectations this season
09:00 Monday 13th May 2019

Amid the shock and dismay in the Johan Cruijff Arena last Wednesday, there was ecstasy from one section of the stands after Lucas Moura completed his hattrick to complete Tottenham's comeback against Ajax and book a place in the Champions…

Premier League
Can Romelu Lukaku defy his big-game hoodoo two matches running?
08:05 Sunday 10th March 2019

Barely over two months into the caretaker job, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned the tables for Manchester United with a series of scintillating results. A warm and fresh Norwegian breeze has everyone at Old Trafford revitalised. Almost…

Fa Cup
Can Crystal Palace hurt already wounded Spurs?
08:00 Sunday 27th January 2019

Giant slayers, aren’t they? Well, this would’ve been beyond any question if Crystal Palace would’ve come with at least something at Anfield last weekend. But unfortunately, they lost 4-3 to Liverpool. Despite the loss, there…

Managerial News
12 Days of Football 2018: Eight Managers Managing
08:00 Saturday 29th December 2018

On the 8th Day of Football, UEFA gave to me Eight Managers Managing Seven Sides-a-Sinking, Six Games Amazing, FIVE GOLDEN GOALS, Four Calls Blown, Three French Clubs, Two title races and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Welcome to It's…

Premier League
Equal Time: Keep Pogba; Sack Mourinho
10:00 Sunday 16th December 2018

So, it seems Jose Mourinho’s third-season syndrome isn’t a myth after all. Manchester United stumbled out of the gate in August and rather than stabilise the squad, Mourinho's rhetoric sounds increasingly resigned to the situation.…

Premier League
Unai Emery is showcasing how pragmatic approach works
08:00 Monday 10th December 2018

Arsenal's win over Spurs in the North London Derby not only reopened the debate for the best London club but it also provided justification for the Gunners picking Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger's successor. Emery's arrival at…