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Zaid Pathan

A huge fan of Peter Drury's bombastic post-goal narration and an ardent football follower since his teens, Zaid believes the beautiful game is the best mode of escape from the daily hustle and bustle. He particularly loves to watch the Premier League and wants English clubs to dominate Europe again.

“Life may or may not be beautiful, but football surely is”


Total articles: 96

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Premier League
Can Eddie Howe turn in his best Bournemouth campaign?
08:00 Thursday 26th September 2019

Friday night’s victory over Southampton in the South Coast derby put Bournemouth in the top six of the Premier League table. The Cherries have (yet again) made a statement that they aren’t a relegation-threatened club anymore. Well,…

Premier League
Is Lo Celso's injury a concern for Pochettino?
12:01 Saturday 14th September 2019

Tottenham Hotspur hoped to start afresh after the season's shaky beginning but misfortune struck again. While on duty for Argentina in a friendly against Chile, new signing Giovani Lo Celso suffered a groin injury. The club confirmed the…

Premier League
Why Spurs have questions to answer coming off the international break
08:01 Monday 9th September 2019

When the summer transfer season closed in England, many believed that Tottenham Hotspur had done the best business - in terms of both incomings and outgoings. Kieran Trippier was amongst the several who departed. It was rather surprising…

Bundesliga
2019/20 Bayern Munich Bundesliga preview
12:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

The Bundesliga had become a stroll for Bayern Munich since 2012/13 season, until last term, when Lucien Favre inspired Borussia Dortmund to mount a serious challenge; eventually coming up just short. A real message…

Premier League
How did Tottenham Hotspur spend their summer?
19:00 Monday 12th August 2019

Tottenham Hotspur seemed set to start their 2019/20 Premier League campaign with only two new signings. Spurs had chased Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and Real Betis’ Giovani Lo Celso almost since the transfer window opened.…

Premier League
2019/20 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League preview
15:01 Wednesday 7th August 2019

Mauricio Pochettino cultivated a habit of finishing in the top four at Tottenham Hotspur. Last season was no different although they allowed their hold on third place to slip at season's end. This was the fourth consecutive season in which…

Premier League
2019/20 Bournemouth Premier League preview
15:00 Sunday 4th August 2019

In 2008, Bournemouth were fighting for their existence. Now they're preparing for their fifth consecutive Premier League season after finishing 14th last term. The Cherries are peculiar fruit. If you look at the size of the club,…

Premier League
Will Spurs defence struggle this season?
09:01 Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Spurs’ transfer business came under close scrutiny when they became the first Premier League team not to sign a new player since FIFA universalised transfer windows in 2002. Fans are always more concerned over who is coming in rather…

Transfers
Why Arsenal should sign Nabil Fekir?
15:00 Monday 8th July 2019

Arsenal has no one but themselves to blame for their downturn in form towards the end of the 2018/19 campaign. The Gunners won just once in their final five league fixtures, failing to capitalise on the constant slip-ups made by the…

Premier League
How will Tanguy Ndombele improve Tottenham Hotspur?
09:00 Saturday 6th July 2019

So, Tottenham Hotspur fans are celebrating even before the start of pre-season. Heck, why shouldn’t they? They’ve every right to as the North London club announced not one, but two signings four days ago. Fans rejoiced…

Premier League
How will Aston Villa spend their summer?
09:02 Friday 28th June 2019

Chelsea fans were feeling agony and joy in equal measure about a month ago. They were sad as club legend Frank Lampard was the manager of losing side Derby County in the Championship play-off final. They were happy…

Afcon
Which Egyptians play in Mo Salah's European shadow?
15:01 Friday 21st June 2019

It’s been almost a month since Europe's top five leagues concluded and Liverpool lifted the Champions League trophy. Ancient times.  Meanwhile, fans must subsist on meagre transfer news as three major tournaments play out.…

Premier League
How will Bournemouth spend their summer?
15:01 Thursday 20th June 2019

A quote from Muhammed Ali can be found inside Bournemouth’s training facility. What you are thinking is what you are becoming. Ali's mindset is reflected in how the club operates under the Englishman Eddie Howe. Howe is not your typical…

Other Tournaments
Can James Rodriguez focus on the Copa America with his club future in limbo?
09:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

“Hit by James… Oh what a goal! One of the greats. My word! This boy’s a star!” shouted Peter Drury when James Rodriguez fired a chest-controlled volley from outside the penalty box past Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera…

Germany
How will Bayern Munich spend their summer?
08:00 Monday 10th June 2019

When it was announced that Niko Kovac will be taking over from Jupp Heynckes as Bayern Munich manager in April last year, many were sceptical about the Croatian’s appointment. Largely because he's inexperienced at the top level. Fast…