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Author Archives: Arjun Niranjan

Why Dortmund’s Marco Reus Will Not Be Going to Manchester United in This Transfer Window

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We are all used to reading ridiculous transfer rumors that are pedaled by tabloids and journalists looking for eye-grabbing headlines on a slow news day. But lately there seems to be an avalanche of rubbish reporting from several English football … Continue reading

Kagawa-Reus Swap Rumor is Rubbish, But Ilkay Gundogan Transfer to England Could Be On The Cards

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Ilkay Gundogan

We are still over a month away from the winter transfer window but the English media have wasted no time in pedaling the same rumors every time an international break arrives. Their creating rumors linking half of Dortmund’s squad with … Continue reading

Despite Defeat to Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund Are Still The Better Team

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Wednesday’s 1-0 victory against Borussia Dortmund was the second time Arsenal have won on German soil this year. Fans and media alike have wasted no time in indulging in some jingoistic chest thumping. The commentators shrieked in delight as the … Continue reading

Why Manchester City Striker Sergio Aguero Would Be a Perfect Fit At Bayern Munich

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The latest rumor regarding Bayern Munich circling in the British press was that Pep Guardiola fancies Sergio Aguero as a transfer target for next season. Such rumors shall always be taken with skepticism, due to the fact that ridiculous rumors … Continue reading

Philosophy Over New Money Sees Bayern Munich Rule Manchester City

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Crushed. Obliterated. Decimated. There were so many superlatives that came to mind as Sheikh Mansour’s millions of petrodollars seemed to evaporate in front of his very eyes Wednesday night on the home field of Etihad Stadium. On the pitch, his … Continue reading

Why Purists and Football Romantics Should Hope for a Bayern Munich Win Against Manchester City

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Bayern Munich and Manchester City are two clubs that could hardly be more distinct from one another. Bayern’s rise as a European giant with a tradition steeped in history after generations of hard work, success and self ownership that led … Continue reading

Pep Guardiola Finally Gets It Right At Bayern Munich

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It may have taken nearly two months for him to figure out, but Pep Guardiola seems to have finally discovered the correct combination that brings the most out of the array of talent at his disposal at Bayern Munich. After … Continue reading

Hype of Overrated Premier League Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

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Last week, I gasped after ESPN FC released its latest power rankings composed by former Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Shaka Hislop. The video seemed to be the ultimate proof that being a former player does not guarantee being a competent … Continue reading

Manchester United, Underestimate Champions League Group A at Your Peril

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After the draw for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League was made several weeks ago, many pundits were discussing Arsenal’s difficult task of being drawn in the same group as Napoli, Borussia Dortmund and Marseille, while Manchester United’s … Continue reading

Why the Bundesliga is Better than the Overrated Premier League

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Countless articles have been produced, one after another, linking half of Borussia Dortmund’s squad with a transfer to Arsenal. The irony is obvious in that the English side are chronic underachievers, having failed to win a single piece of silverware … Continue reading

Pep Guardiola Will Take His First Big Risk When He Sells Luiz Gustavo

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Luiz Gustavo

Last month, I questioned Pep Guardiola’s decision to sign Thiago and mentioned all the potential pitfalls that were to come with it. Eventually, after a couple of weeks, it seems as though the inevitable has happened. An experienced Bundesliga and … Continue reading

Bundesliga 2013/14 Season Preview and Predictions

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Coverage of the 2013-14 season of the Bundesliga kicks off today. For viewers in the United States, the opening match of the season will be shown live on GolTV at 2:30pm ET featuring Bayern Munich versus Borussia Monchengladbach. Bayern Munich … Continue reading

Warning Signs For Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola After Dortmund Defeat

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From the day the announcement was made, I had never questioned Bayern’s decision to hire the worlds most sought-after manager until Jupp Heynckes’ machine trounced the very same Barcelona side built by his would-be successor. My fear that Guardiola would … Continue reading

Guardiola’s Gamble On Thiago Alcantara: Is It Time For Bayern Munich Fans to Worry?

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Thiago Alcantara

The transfer of Thiago Alcantara to Bayern Munich has done nothing but pain me. What happened to the club that used to take care of its own youth and nurture them to become the Bastian Schweinsteigers and Philip Lahms of … Continue reading