Kaustubh Pandey

Football Writer. Aspiring football journalist. Write for VAVEL, ForzaItalianFootball and some other websites. Manchester United fan.

Realising the Importance of Victor Wanyama at Tottenham

Realising the Importance of Victor Wanyama at Tottenham

This current Tottenham Hotspur side isn’t one that gives a fan the vibes of their team of the 2009-10 season, does it? The presence of the likes of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon gave Harry Redknapp’s team a wholly different look than the one that Mauricio Pochettino has, as things stand. The likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen may not be as recognisable faces of the game as Bale or Modric, but that is exactly what …
How Oriol Romeu Has Resurrected Himself and Southampton

How Oriol Romeu Has Resurrected Himself and Southampton

While Claude Puel’s ever improving Southampton may be enjoying a decent campaign during his first season in charge in England, his side has adapted quickly to his methods. Currently tenth in the table, behind South Coast rivals Bournemouth on goal-difference, the Saints were expected to play out a season of transition under a manager who had never managed outside France before. But the manner in which the side has performed could come in as a surprise to those who believed …
AFC Bournemouth: A Small Club With a Big Heart

AFC Bournemouth: A Small Club With a Big Heart

It would be fair to say that five years ago only a few knew that there were three clubs from the South Coast of England and a club called ‘Bournemouth’ actually existed. Portsmouth’s abrupt decline and journey to the fourth division of English football had coincided with the revival of Southampton, who managed to finish 14th in their return to the Premier League in 2012. At that point in time, this club called Bournemouth had assumed the form of being …
Why Pep Guardiola has to change to be a success at Manchester City

Why Pep Guardiola has to change to be a success at Manchester City

Adaptability and flexibility are supposed to be massive parts of a manager’s armory in football. A lack of it can end up rendering him and his methods useless and outdated, allowing other, more flexible sides to run over them in a blink of an eye. If there’s a side that is currently facing this situation in a substantial manner, then it is Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Things have gone quite wrong for the Citizens recently and the 4-2 hammering at …
Where is Vincent Janssen going wrong at Tottenham?

Where is Vincent Janssen going wrong at Tottenham?

The unpredictability of the Premier League is one of the best things about it. Especially when you consider that the only unbeaten team in the league isn't in the top four. Tottenham Hotspur, who recently picked up an impressive 3-2 win over London rivals West Ham are the only side in the league not to have lost a single game, but sit at the fifth position, five points clear of sixth placed Manchester United. While Spurs have drawn the most …
The Unsung Contributions of Roberto Firmino

The Unsung Contributions of Roberto Firmino

If there's a fear that will be eating away at some Liverpool fans, despite their side being at the the pinnacle of the Premier League, it is their possible inability to win the title. A point above second placed Chelsea, who have not conceded a single goal in four games and a two point lead over Manchester City, is probably enough to suggest that the position isn't a fluke after all. And Jurgen Klopp's men from Anfield haven't just shown …
Things are falling into place for Mourinho, but not for United fans

Things are falling into place for Mourinho, but not for United fans

The look of contentment that crossed Jose Mourinho face after the game at Anfield concluded, was nullified by a sense of achievement- that he had got what he came for. His comments after the game suggested both, apart from how the new Manchester United manager had turned the tables around when people were counting the Red Devils out before a ball was kicked. The game was a tactical one, as both sides afforded too much respect to each other. Jurgen …
Scout Report: Sunderland's Upcoming Star Lynden Gooch

Scout Report: Sunderland's Upcoming Star Lynden Gooch

The manner in which the Premier League youngsters come through academies at certain clubs but a majority of them get stuck at around the 'bottleneck age', is one of the strangest things in English football right now. This transpires primarily to English players, but foreign players too are the receiving end of this stagnation. The 'bottleneck age' is a one that exists around a time when a player is 20 or 21, or say something Wayne Rooney somehow survived during …
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