Kaustubh Pandey

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

Scout Report: Sam Clucas

Scout Report: Sam Clucas

Right before their hard fought loss at home to Manchester United following Marcus Rashford's last ditch winner, Hull City were being labelled as a possible 'new Leicester City'. Two consecutive wins, despite not having a majority of their players, Hull City ousted the side they were being compared to - Claudio Ranieri's Leicester and Francesco Guidolin's Swansea. Six points on the board and being right behind the two Manchester giants early in the season can well be termed as a …
Scouting Report: The Baggies' Sam Field

Scouting Report: The Baggies' Sam Field

West Bromwich Albion have hardly ever been a side known to be a hub of upcoming youngsters, who are ready to take the world by storm. And Tony Pulis has always been a manager who prefers to make maximum utilisation of bruisers in whichever side he manages, be it his famous Stoke City outfit, his Crystal Palace side or his current West Brom side. The presence of youngsters under Tony Pulis is slightly rare, as compared to managers like Sam …
Why Arsenal Fans Are Wrong To Criticise Lucas Perez

Why Arsenal Fans Are Wrong To Criticise Lucas Perez

They say top clubs have to sign players who match their standards or those who can match their lofty expectations. And fans often tend to look down upon signings that don't match their expectations, especially when they look forward to signing a player that matches the standard of the powerhouse club that they support. Arsenal fans are seemingly heading towards another such stage when the signing of a player doesn't match what they expected from the club. And they would …
Swansea Favourites For Relegation?

Swansea Favourites For Relegation?

At a time when terms such as money, commercialism and riches are synonymous with the beautiful game, there are sides like Swansea City, which go against the modern day monotony of the football world. When money is being spent heftily on players, Swansea seem to detach themselves from the surroundings and exist in an isolated environment of their own. How good a sight it is to witness Leon Britton dictate play from the midfield? Or the 33-year-old Angel Rangel maraud …
Why Hakim Ziyech is perfect for Leicester City

Why Hakim Ziyech is perfect for Leicester City

The enviable look of reverence and the admiration that Leicester City are associated with these days wasn't at all easy to garner for the Foxes. The amount of hard-work, grafting, sweat and tears that have gone into it were the reason why Leicester's title winning triumph was often dubbed as the 'greatest achievement in sporting history'. Not just this, but a large amount of credit also goes to the players, who worked their socks off, day in and day out …
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