Moment of truth for Mario Balotelli

What was destined to happen eventually, at some point in time, did happen in the last couple of days of the 2012/13 January transfer window. After much speculation, AC Milan announced the signing of Mario Balotelli from Manchester City for a reported fee of GBP 20 million. Mario Balotelli’s love for Milan and his desire … Continue reading

Talking Tactics: Mertesacker is the villain as Gunners stage a comeback to earn a point against Liverpool in 4 goal thriller at the Emirates.

Goals galore, great comeback, defensive lapses, moments of brilliance, creepy celebrations and pathetic dives – the game between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates had it all but the spoils shared will surely have resulted in entertainment for everyone other than the two managers. Arsenal 0-1 Liverpool (GOAL!!! Suarez) – After Sagna’s slip let Glen … Continue reading

The Billion Dollar Baby

Since the beginning of the Premiership era there has been a constant increase in the influx of money in the modern game. For all who believe in the saying that “Money can’t buy happiness” can very well say it’s not at all applicable in football. Yes, money can’t buy happiness but it can buy you … Continue reading

Why Manchester United is not a one man team?

It’s all looking good for the Red Devils with a 7 point lead at the top of the Premier League. A crucial weekend is now done and dusted with Manchester United and Manchester City both picking up 3 points against difficult opponents. Manchester United dominated Liverpool completely till the Scousers scored. After that there were … Continue reading

Talking Tactics – The Evolution of Wingplay

Wingers have played an important role in football for decades. Starting from Stan Matthews’ heroics against Bolton in the FA Cup final and George Best tearing down Benfica in the European Cup to Ryan Giggs’ amazing solo effort against Arsenal at Villa Park and Gareth Bale tormenting Maicon; wingers have been the players that raise … Continue reading

Bundesliga – Mid Season Awards

Bundesliga is halfway with 17 rounds played and after giving away the Mid-season Awards to our Barclays Premier League winners, we move on to the German Bundesliga. Team of the season so far: Bayern Munich Bayern Munich’s treble loss last season seems to have propelled them to greater heights and better form this season. Their … Continue reading

Unsung Heroes: Part 2 – Darijo Srna

Darijo Srna , as complicated the name sounds the simpler he is. The Croatian right back is one of the most complete footballers of the current crop. Srna is like a well oiled engine that keeps continuously running up and down that can defend, cross and pass as well. His understanding of the modern game … Continue reading

Barclays Premier League – Mid Season Awards

Eighteen games have been played and with it we are into the festive season. As families and friends exchange gifts, we too at “The Football Addict” are in a festive mood and are giving away “Mid Season Awards”. We start off with the Premier League. Here are the winners … Bargain Buy: Spain have won … Continue reading