Blog- Real Fantasy Teams

 

Month: January 2021

Griezmann

Barcelona vs Bilbao preview: game of egos and retribution

18th January 2021. One late goal. One in extra time. The trophy slips away. Messi is shown a straight red for the first time in his Barcelona career. The players in red and blue shattered, tired and worn out leave the field in agony. Fast forward to 31st January 2021. Barcelona v Bilbao. Another chance. Will there be retribution or will the underdogs shine again? The third Barcelona v Bilbao in a month Barcelona will …

Barcelona vs Bilbao preview: game of egos and retribution Read More »

Paul Pogba

Best Central Midfielders in Premier League

Recently, we wrote an article about Paul Pogba. A centrally divisive figure in world football. Someone who has so many complications and is yet a key figure at a global behemoth like Manchester United. It begs the question. Why are they still persisting with him? Manchester United have a history of putting aside problems. But, Pogba’s case is different. He is not a striker or a defender. He is a rare breed in world football …

Best Central Midfielders in Premier League Read More »

Thomas Muller, the Raumdeuter

The Raumdeuter: Thomas Müller’s unique role at FC Bayern

Winger? No. Second Striker? Not exactly. Attacking midfielder perhaps? No. So what role does Müller actually play at FC Bayern? Although in pen and paper, he is marked as a forward, he has been used by coaches at various positions around the field. Striker, second striker, midfield, and even in the wings. However, his role always stays the same in every game. He is the Raumdeuter. What does it mean? The Raumdeuter or the Interpreter …

The Raumdeuter: Thomas Müller’s unique role at FC Bayern Read More »

Frank Lampard – what is his Chelsea legacy?

So continues the Stamford Bridge roulette. The reign of Frank Lampard is over now, and it’s officially goodbye. The winds were signaling a managerial change at a club where not even the world’s top coaches have survived a bad run. Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte couldn’t keep their jobs. What hope did Lampard have? This was, after all, a rookie manager who was given this job after a solitary year of management experience. …

Frank Lampard – what is his Chelsea legacy? Read More »

Pogba

Paul Pogba – simplicity, complications & isolation

And Paul Pogba quickly adjusted his stride. A gushing wind seemed to stop the ball in mid-air and flummox all. Quickest to react, he took two steps forward. And tamed the dropping ball on his right boot. A curve inside, one man down. A touch to mesmerize, two men down. Then a pause to send the third man sprawling. Measure – space created. Now, load and shoot. Magic. The ball flew with care and conviction …

Paul Pogba – simplicity, complications & isolation Read More »