Kaustubh Pandey

Football Writer. Aspiring football journalist. Write for CalcioMercato, VAVEL, ForzaItalianFootball, BackPageFootball, OutsideoftheBoot.

Ross Barkley's problem is Ross Barkley himself

Ross Barkley's problem is Ross Barkley himself

When Everton announced the much-awaited capture of Davy Klaassen from Ajax this past week, Toffees fans were left rejoicing at the prospect of watching a quality player don the famed Blue jersey. Everton’s interest in the Dutchman wasn’t made to look like a secret by reports, which had linked Klaassen to the Merseyside club weeks before the €27 million switch. But as the Blue half of the city celebrated, one individual at Merseyside would have been reeking with uncertainty. And …
Bernardo Silva can be Revolutionary not just for Pep, but for the Premier League

Bernardo Silva can be Revolutionary not just for Pep, but for the Premier League

Watching a certain Bernardo Silva run rings around the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham in the Champions League would certainly have whetted the appetites of many top clubs of Europe. The little Portuguese, who often seems to play like a fuse of David Silva and Lionel Messi, has got this unerring knack for lifting you off your seat and rattle defenders with glimpses of vivacity and verve. His physique hardly oozes dominance, but it’s his panache that is enough …
Is Michael Keane worth £30 million?

Is Michael Keane worth £30 million?

If there’s anything that would annoy smaller clubs in the world more than their stature itself, then it’s the situation when big clubs come hunting for their better players when they seem like big fishes in a small pond. It’s obvious that big clubs certainly love to lay their hands on players from smaller clubs, but can often prove to be bait. And the latest small-club talent to have been clamoured by bigger clubs in the Premier League is Burnley …
Sead Kolasinac and Why He Suits Arsenal in a Lot of Ways

Sead Kolasinac and Why He Suits Arsenal in a Lot of Ways

As a variety of news sources reported Arsenal’s capture of Schalke full-back Sead Kolasinac, it seems as if it was all they needed to dispel the gloom and pessimism that currently hovers around the struggling club from the English capital. Journalists as reliable as Gianluca di Marzio and Fabrizio Romano came up with tweets confirming the same, forcing many into flashing a wry smile at the state of the club, that could well be making this signing to appease those …
Middlesbrough and the Final Pass Problem

Middlesbrough and the Final Pass Problem

When Leicester sacked Claudio Ranieri some weeks ago, the attention of the millions across the world had shifted to the Foxes, who were floundering in the relegation zone at that time. The decision to bring the axe down on someone who won them the Premier League, achieving what has gone down as the greatest achievement in sports history, seemed contentious and attracted varying reactions from everyone even remotely associated with the game. Amidst all the struggles that Leicester were facing …
Claudio Ranieri: Why His Sacking Was Justified

Claudio Ranieri: Why His Sacking Was Justified

How Marco Silva has Turned Things Around at Hull City

How Marco Silva has Turned Things Around at Hull City

There are very few things in the Premier League that can be predicted to some accuracy. Just when you think you’ve got it right, you will be proved wrong by a league that has proved may predictions wrong in the past. And in the ongoing campaign, many had predicted that Hull City were done and dusted some weeks ago, but Marco Silva’s heroics have proved those naysayers wrong rather soundly. When Mike Phelan was axed as the Tigers’ boss in …
Why Arsene Wenger has Himself to Blame for Arsenal's Mentality Problems

Why Arsene Wenger has Himself to Blame for Arsenal's Mentality Problems

While nothing seemed to be going right for Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, Arsene Wenger gazed at his ailing players, expressionless and giving the impression that he had resigned to the fact that the Gunners will end up enduring another embarrassment. Olivier Giroud did pull one back late in the game, but it was probably more than what Arsenal deserved, considering their pathetic showing at the Bridge. The loss came days after their home ousting at the hands of Walter Mazzarri’s …
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