Premier league kickoff

A blog post after two months, boy am I getting lazy or what? Blog was ignored on account of many reasons, not least the lack of Premier League: I was as busy as a hamster on a wheel at work, then I fell horribly sick. So sick in fact that the doctor advised me to… Continue reading Premier league kickoff

Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United: Catalan fairytale

Ah, well, a disappointing end to the season. Manchester United went to Rome with great expectations and a chance to create history. Barcelona had a similar agenda, trying to be the first Spanish club to win the treble. With the La Liga title and Copa del Rey already in the bag, Barcelona capped off a… Continue reading Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United: Catalan fairytale

Cricket or Football: Foot over bat any day!

Cricket or football? This clash of passions came to full tilt unexpectedly on a lazy Bengaluru weekend. A thankful break from a monotonous Sunday evening—which usually begins with an abrupt end to extended siestas, closely followed by EPL’s Super Sunday (minus John Dykes’ prematch sound bytes), only to conclude with open-ended conversations with online friends,… Continue reading Cricket or Football: Foot over bat any day!

Manchester United: Premier league champions

Coronation day couldn’t have been better. There was a sprinkling of sun, a brief downpour, and in classic Manchester United fashion the team tortured the faithfuls to no end before delighting with a moment to cherish and savour. The Mancunians were ecstatic not only for the third premier league crown in as many years, but… Continue reading Manchester United: Premier league champions

Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona: Mayhem at the Bridge

The two semifinal second-legs played in London over the past couple of days couldn’t be more contrasting. If Manchester United were clinical in their performance against Arsenal at The Emirates on Tuesday — maximum damage with minimum fuss — an explosive finish was in store for the cliffhanger at Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea and Barcelona… Continue reading Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona: Mayhem at the Bridge

Rome awaits for Manchester United

Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United What a match! One of those old gems in the pantheon of European matches which you eagerly look forward to, and where all the hype and buzz surrounding two massive clubs actually lives up to its prematch expectations. Manchester United put on a devastating display of football against Arsenal at The… Continue reading Rome awaits for Manchester United

Man Utd business as usual

The Premier league weekend’s always a dodgy affair, especially after midweek Champions League matches for Man Utd. Key players need to be rested, benchwarmers have to stand up to the occasion, and everyone hopes (with their fingers crossed) that the team doesn’t pay dearly for wholesale changes. No problems for Manchester United, comfortable 2-0 winners… Continue reading Man Utd business as usual

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

Just like Fergie predicted, Manchester United take a slender one goal advantage over Arsenal to the Emirates Stadium for the deciding second leg of this Champions League semifinal. Manchester United on top Despite the fact we won last night, this match left a bad taste in my mouth. More than exhilaration and relief, frustration and… Continue reading Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal