Joshua Kimmich – The story of a genius.

The date was the 5th of March, 2016. The stage was set for the clash of the German titans, Bayern and Dortmund, with only two points between the two and a great chance for BvB to overtake their arch rivals who were facing a major slump in form having lost to lowly Mainz in the…

Andrea Pirlo – Football’s Defiant Artist Hangs Up His Boots

Describe Andrea Pirlo in one quote. “I don’t feel pressure … I don’t give a toss about it. I spent the afternoon of Sunday, 9 July 2006 in Berlin sleeping and playing the PlayStation. In the evening, I went out and won the World Cup.” The ability to handle pressure like Pirlo can or could is…

UCL 2016-17 Final: A Tale of Two Myths: The Non-Tactical Preview

In 2003, saving penalties from Seedorf and Kaladze wasn’t enough for him. His Milan counterpart Dida went one better as Milan won the first all-Italian UCL final. Juventus had eliminated both Barca and Real en route to the final. 12 years later, it was MSN who breached his goal. In the semifinals, Juve had defeated…

The Legend of the ‘Magic Dwarf’

“The loose ball is picked up on the left side by Philip Lahm. A scent of a chance – AND THE COSTA RICA GOALKEEPER IS BEATEN.” A young Philip Lahm curled a most beautiful shot past the Costa Rica defense from just inside the far corner of the penalty box – announcing his arrival on…

Goodbye JOHN TERRY – Football’s Very Own Mortal Warrior

Football, in general, is a lot like war, obviously in a much less brutal way. Not just for the victories, defeats and occasional bloodshed but also for bearing an uncanny resemblance to the change from “Battle” to the more sophisticated “Art of Warfare”. When we study history, we study about Alexander the Great, Julius Ceasar,…

The Highs And Lows Of Arsene Wenger

Written by Reece Nicholson. Edits by Saptarshi Rakshit. Arsene Wenger took over as Arsenal boss in October 1996 replacing George graham. At the time Arsene Wenger was unheard of in English football, then Arsenal star defender Tony Adams thought Wenger was a science prof. when they first exchanged a look.Not many gave Wenger a shot…

Know Your Stars:Mohd Faiz Subri – Puskas Award Winner 2016

While the whole world is going crazy over Cristiano Ronaldo’s wonder year – football fans fail to notice that someone else made history too. Amidst the inevitable, completely useless and redundant comments as to whether Messi deserved the award more, we at The Big Football Opinion choose to discuss the silent history maker – Mohd Faiz Subri – the humble man from Malaysia who became the first Asian player to win the prestigious Puskas award for his ‘physics-defying’ Free kick wonder goal.