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Single idea, varied expressions

Saumyajit Basu | April 20, 2013
No one knows how fair the draw, held in Nyon to select the Champions League semifinalists, is.
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Decoding CR7

Saumyajit Basu | March 16, 2013
The world sits at his feet. Why hasn't Cristiano Ronaldo still found what he's looking for?
Peppy logic

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Saumyajit Basu | January 26, 2013
Guardiola's Decision To Join Bayern Has More To Do With Sane Judgment Than Chasing A Dream That May Not Be There.
Battle of giants
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Football's head summit

Saumyajit Basu | October 6, 2012
The giants of world football meet again. Whenever Barcelona and Real Madrid meet in Spain, politics, history and the attrition is always pushed to…
Euro 2012: Withering away of the state

Euro 2012: Withering away of the state

Saumyajit Basu | June 9, 2012
Football in Europe has broken through the idea of a nation state.
Bluesmen seek swansong

Bluesmen seek swansong

Saumyajit Basu | May 19, 2012
Italian coaches have surely left their mark in 2011-2012 season in Europe.
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Real rise: Breaking the attacking code

Real rise: Breaking the attacking code

Saumyajit Basu | April 7, 2012
The yin to Barcelonas yang, Real Madrid have set the pace this season, and could finally move out the Catalans shadow.
How Grinch stole Manchester's X-mas

How Grinch stole Manchester's X-mas

Saumyajit Basu | December 10, 2011
Dumped from the Champions League, can they light up Europa?
Losing their religion

Losing their religion

Saumyajit Basu | July 16, 2011
Judging by recent performances in Copa America, the selecao seems to have lost its touch tradition.
12th man
'It doesn't matter I didn't play...'

'It doesn't matter I didn't play...'

Saumyajit Basu | February 19, 2011
No one watched the '83 World Cup more closely than Sunil Valson, the only member of Kapil's Devils who didn't get to play a single…
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