Pep Guardiola – Football’s Most Stylish Manager

  The new season has just started and already Man City manager Pep Guardiola has taken a significant lead as the most stylish manager in the Premier League. The V-neck with shirt and tie has long been one of his looks, but this more casual approach with trainers and a polo under a V-neck is…

Zinedine Zidane: What I’ve Learned

I have an affinity with the Arabic world. I have it in my blood, via my parents. I’m very proud of being French, but also very proud of having these roots and this diversity. Diversity is a great advantage for any family. Children who have parents of different nationalities speak different languages and learn from different cultures.…

Messi: The best of all time?

So when can we say he’s the best player of all time? How about now? There was a moment in April 2007, amid the ongoing debate over how close Messi was to the playing level of Maradona, when something brilliant happened. In a Copa del Rey game against Getafe, the famously non-communicative Messi scored a…

12 Things We Learned From the World Cup

1. England’s diminished expectations There’s a line that John Cleese says in the film Clockwise that’s long been applicable to the way England fans have felt about the team at international tournaments: “It’s not the despair. I can stand the despair. It’s the hope!” Well, going into this World Cup the hopes and expectations for…

Backing Black

Do referees favour bigger clubs? Patrick Vieira, who is on the Manchester City staff, thinks officials are biased in favour of certain big Premiership teams. He recently stated that, “When [Man] United play at home they get some advantages that other teams don’t get.” His comments came after Fulham were controversially denied what appeared to…

The Real Deal?

The strange case of Real Madrid Resort Island, Ras Al Khaimah and “sportatainment” A billion dollar Real Madrid themed resort – initially planned for Ras Al Khaimah but scrapped last year – could well be back on and shifted to the UAE capital, with The National Bank of Abu Dhabi confirmed as a the Galacticos’…

The Unofficial World Cup

A tournament where Scotland are the most successful team and the current holders are North Korea. On February 17, the title of Unofficial Football World Champions is up for grabs. And the team that has a chance to win is from this very region. Kuwait will play current holders North Korea in Changsha, China. It…