Sneaky Clean Sheets

As we have seen, the prices of premium defenders have skyrocketed for this season, making the process of picking your defenders an extremely tough task. In this write-up I am going to suggest some under explored means to get hold off those vital cleansheet points. As we know, certain teams have a greater chance of keeping a cleansheet, with teams like Liverpool and Manchester City being a step ahead of others. So let's identify a cheaper route into the finding the cleansheet points. Manchester City With the right…

The Premier League Fantasy Football: A Managerial Pit Stop

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is arguably the most popular fantasy based online game across the globe. It’s reach and popularity has spawned of hundreds of blogs, podcasts, websites and YouTube channels solely dedicated to millions of FPL users. So what explains this allure to FPL. FPL casts you the role of a fantasy Football Manager where the individual can select a team of 15 real life players that represents you in every ‘game week’ of the English Premier League. The English Premier League has 38 game weeks and the…

The joy of reading football

As my family was never into football, it was natural for me to be distant and ignorant of the football world as a kid. In fact I remember distinctly how as a child I was surprisingly shocked when I learned that football is the most popular game in the world and not cricket. Things changed abruptly when I joined Sainik School in 6th standard. Being a boarding school with strict emphasis on physical standards, sports was a compulsory part of out regime. As the junior most kids in the school we were not allowed to associate…

The Iceland Fairy Tale: Fighting Ice with Fire

As the first round of Russia World Cup group stage came to an end, it's been well and truly a tournament of the unexpected. Almost all of the pre-tournament favourites failed to put up a convincing show with defending champions Germany sinking at the face of relentless Mexican waves being the most eye catching failure of the lot. But to me the standout memory was the passion of the Icelandic Vikings and their incredible defensive shutout against Argentina, with such an offensive surplus that they had to leave out Mauro…