Author Archives: Shivam

Racism in Football Writing

As a non-white football writer, especially someone who doesn’t live in or hold a passport of an “advanced” country, I face a staggering amount of racism when it comes to getting my writing published. This isn’t a “woe is me, … Continue reading

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Time For John Terry To Leave Chelsea

Don’t get me wrong, John Terry has been an exceptional footballer for Chelsea over the last 15 years or so. He is the sole remnant of what is left of the club since the pre-Roman Abramovich era. He was, at … Continue reading

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Arabian Gulf League: Al Shabab v Al Ain

Last Friday I decided to head out to the Arabian Gulf League (AG League) game between Al Shabab and Al Ain. Entry was free and from where I was seated I had the perfect view of the entire pitch. The … Continue reading

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Tribalism and Racism – Football’s Big Problem

Before I begin let me preface this by saying society as a whole does have a racism problem, however due to the unsavoury incidents over the last couple of days it is fairly evident that football as well has a … Continue reading

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Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Combined XI

With the North London derby just 24 hours away I have decided to come up with my combined North London XI. The formation I have used is a 4-2-3-1 as that seems to be what many managers use now. Goalkeeper: … Continue reading

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Chelsea v Southampton – Juan Love

Chelsea have had a mixed bag of results lately to say the least, a comprehensive win over Schalke then a stuttering draw against West Brom. Then easily brushing past the bubble blowing brigade only to be shut down in Switzerland … Continue reading

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Arise Sir Frank

Frank Lampard, to me, is Chelsea’s greatest player ever.  Consistently for the last twelve seasons he has shown what an asset he is with his goals, his assists and most importantly his leadership. No matter what the occasion Lampard will … Continue reading

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