Lucky Bayern European Champions

Much of the commentary prior to the game was of the cool nature of players reaching the ground. Some were dissing PSG for their exuberant quarter and semi victory celebrations. Some enjoyed the stone faced move ahead of Bayern. All just subjective interpretations. Clearly the lack of fans in the stadium, and the serious nervousness…

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Spanish kings of Europa

The fitter, smatter and experienced team won it. Played the referee to dance to their tunes. Had more grit and determination to get the ball. And of course, scintillating in front of goal. Spurned chances do not come back in the fag end of a tournament as Lukaku will rue the chance to settle the…

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My work commute

I have been having a rejuvenating weekend dusting up my camera equipment. Took my GoPro out and plugged in for a timewarp of my commute to work. Salmiya (where I reside) to Jahra (my work place) is a 40 km drive, much of which is conveniently done on the fifth ring road, one of the…

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The finals are finally here!

Lockdown and post COVID football matches in Europe have been fun, primarily because of the knockout nature of the games as well as the speed in which each game was happening within a span of a couple of weeks. Two underdogs made their way into the semifinals, but it is the big guns who are…

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The Curse of Romero

When you never play your stand-in keeper in your league, and only give him opportunities in Europe and Cup games, it is injustice to take him off duty just because it is crunch time. Ole’s plan to back a decaying keeper has clearly backfired. He had nothing much to do apart from one save and…

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