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The night I finally understood Messi–sort of.

The night I finally understood Messi–sort of.

Humanity had just made its greatest discovery, but a certain man by the name of Lionel Messi was trending all around the world. As Wednesday, April 10, 2019 drew closer, my excitement for the day only kept getting greater by the minute. At 1830 hours IST, we were to see the first ever image of the event…

The loudest silent leader

The loudest silent leader

There’s this silent scream inside of him, “I will do better than everybody else.” We live in an era of football where if a footballer is seen angry in photographs following a game, he is labelled a ‘leader’. Screaming at teammates to do more and better is what defines these players as Spartans. In this…

Football: the Gift that keeps giving

Football: the Gift that keeps giving

The World Cup in 2018, Russia, was viewed by over 3.5 billion people. Around half of the earth’s entire population. Yes, this means that one in every two people around the globe watched the World Cup. Ever since man looked up at the sky and gazed at the glowing fire ball we now call the sun, he was fascinated. So much so,…

What were the odds?

What were the odds?

Joan Gamper sought like-minded individuals, wanting to form a football club based in Barcelona, and so, he posted an ad in the newspaper. The ad said that he was “wishing to organise the matches in Barcelona, requesting that everyone who likes this sport contact him..” One month later on November 29, 1899, twelve attended a…

Dembélé : L’incompris

Dembélé : L’incompris

4ème transfert le plus cher de l’histoire , à à peine 21 ans l’attaquant du FC Barcelone cherche a dribbler les polémiques. Sans cesse critiqué sur ses comportements hors du terrain, il reste d’une efficacité chirurgicale sur le terrain. Décrié par les médias. Mérite-t-il cette réputation ? Né à Vernon en 1997, Ousmane Dembélé sera…

Sergio Busquets of Sinope

Sergio Busquets of Sinope

  The story goes, Alexander the Great once confronted a savage in a suburb and asked him if he needed anything. The wise man, laying in a warm spot under the sun said, “Stand a little out of my sun.” In a time when the king was feared and the troops were hell-bent on having…

Football and constancy: a tale.

Football and constancy: a tale.

The waves rose and settled. The sweet scent of air, accompanied by the vibrant, setting sun– it seemed like a scintillating shot from of a movie. As the little kids continued talking about how they wanted to be butterflies when they grew up, the wise, old man looked up at the unwavering sky. The things…

From movements to moments

From movements to moments

He kept stressing on the movements and we were blessed with moments. The stage is set, UEFA Super Cup 2009, Barcelona against Shakhtar; it’s all stuck at 0-0. Chance after chance laid to waste, it’s getting tensed, nerves are coming into play and then Pep decides to talk to his men: “If we have the ball,…

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