Anustup Sikdar

Anustup is a Consultant by profession and tries to write about the beautiful game. He follows the Spanish, English and Italian leagues. He writes primarily on FC Barcelona and the Spanish and Argentinean National teams and enjoys reading up on the history of the game.

His favourite book is Soccernomics by Simon Kuper & Stefan Szymanski
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  On 4th January, 2015 if some seer would’ve told a Cule that five months down the line Barcelona would be contesting for their second treble in six years, in all probability that Cule would have liked to borrow some of the stuff that the seer was probably smoking – for two fundamental reasons: Firstly to forget the pain of yet another season of downward spiral with the dressing room in a mess Secondly that stuff seemed really good – second treble in six years (most don’t even have one) Five actual months later, Barcelona are realistically contesting for their second treble in six years and fans around the globe couldn’t have been happier. David Moyes, notorious for breaking Manchester United, ironically played a monumental role in galvanizing the Barcelona outfit into one of the most feared ones in recent times – probably more than the one led by the legendary Pep Guardiola. Ever since the departure of Pep Guardiola […]

The 2014 World Cup is perhaps one of the most exciting World Cups in recent times. While previous editions had outright favourites, this one doesn’t have a firm one. Day 7 of the quadrennial event has in store for us six exciting teams. Belgium take on Algeria, Russia play South Korea. Brazil play their second against Mexico.