Sourav Saha

A freelance writer who likes writing, reading and discussing football. I have been writing about the sport for the past 8 years or so and I try to capture the moments in as many words as I can.

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Johan Cruyff – The Dutch Maestro

Johan Cruyff

“Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.” – Johan Cruyff, Dutch Footballer ( 1947-2016) An offhand quote may seem at the start, but it has a much deeper meaning attached to it. I remember, a few years ago, when the news broke that, the Dutch legend of football, Johan Cruyff, had passed; I immediately dropped everything and started getting to know more about him. I asked my father, at dinner so what did his generation think of …

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Premier League Sunday Round-Up: Concussion, Cavani and Chelsea

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Arsenal FC 1: 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers Gabriel 30’                   :  Pedro Neto 27’, Daniel Podence 42’ With news filtering through on Raul Jiminez’s successful surgery, viewers of the late-night game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC can breathe a sigh of relief. A nightmarish crack emitted across the length and breadth of the stadium as the Mexican forward clashed with Gunners defender, David Luiz during the early stages of this premier league fixture. …

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Diego Maradona – Football’s Flawed Genius

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Football lost its biggest superstar on 25th November 2020, as Diego Maradona finally breathed his last at the age of 60. Having recovered from a brain surgery earlier this month, a cardiac arrest finally got him. A friend of mine posted a simple question on hearing this news, why do we feel that sad when a celebrity or someone famous passes away? While it may be difficult to give an answer which is to everyone’s satisfaction, this author’s interpretation would …

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UEFA Champions League Round-up: Group Stage – Match Day 4


UEFA Champions League: Bruno Fernandes hit a rocket of a shot to open proceedings UEFA Champions League: Group H – Roundup Manchester United 4-1 Istanbul Basekhir Bruno Fernandes 7′, 19′                                Denzi Turuc 75′ Marcus Rashford 35′ Daniel James 90+2′ The three-time European Champions kicked off against surprise Turkish champions, Istanbul Basekhir at Old Trafford knowing their path to knockout stages was still in their hands. …

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Klopp’s Alchemy For Success

Injuries Dampen Klopp’s Mood

As the German ranted on Monday at the broadcasters Sky and BT Sport, one couldn’t help but feel for him. Understandably, the Liverpool coach is furious with the spate of injuries that have afflicted his squad. Not that he is the first manager this season to bemoan this situation and his mood was considerably worsened by the end of the game against Leicester City after an injury to Naby Keita. Last week, Lars Sivertsen on the Guardian’s Football Weekly mentioned …

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