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Gautam Viswanathan

Gautam Viswanathan has a very simple dream: he wants to commentate at the finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. A die hard football fan, Gautam's love for the game borders on the fanatical. Give him a choice between an all-expenses paid trip to Europe and Champions League final tickets and he will choose the latter without the slightest flicker of hesitation.

May 9, 2014

FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine’s unbreakable record

Just Fontaine however holds the record for the highest number of goals scored in a single tournament: representing France at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, Fontaine scored 13 as Les Bleus finished third in Scandinavia. #13 #1958 World Cup #2014 FIFA World Cup #Brazil #football #France #Just Fontaine #KickingAround #Sports #World Cup #World Cup History

May 4, 2014

Why Mertesacker or Koscielny should be in EPL Team of the Year

Although Kompany has dispossessed his opponents on total of 17 different occasions, far more than the Gunners’ centre backs who’ve done so only six times, they’ve been far more involved in other aspects of defending. #Arsenal #EPL #KickingAround #Laurent Koscielny #Per Mertesacker #Premier League

Apr 23, 2014

How Rodgers has brought back confidence, belief to Liverpool

Thanks to Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool are closing in on their first league title since 1990. #Brendan Rodgers #Daniel Sturridge #John Henry #KickingAround #Liverpool #Luis Suarez #Steven Gerrard #Tom Werner

Apr 9, 2014

Man United are returning to their resilient ways

After a good six months of tinkering with his side, David Moyes has found the perfect formula to provide United with results. #Bayern Munich #David Moyes #English Premier League #football #Juan Mata #Manchester United #Shinji Kagawa #Soccer #UEFA Champions League #Vidic #Wayne Rooney

Mar 29, 2014

The Premier League title could be won at Anfield

With Arsenal slipping up lately, the Barclays Premier League title challenge is now effectively a three-horse race between Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool. #Anfield #Arsenal #Chelsea #English Premier League #football #José Mourinho #KickingAround #Liverpool #Manchester City #Premier League Title #Soccer

Mar 20, 2014

Who was Paulino Alcantara, the man whose record Messi broke?

Alcantara’s 369 goals for the Catalan club meant he’d stayed atop Barcelona’s goal-scoring charts for eighty-seven years, until Lionel Messi overtook the legendary striker when he notched his 370th goal in a Blaugrana shirt when his club smashed Osasuna for seven. #Barcelona #Blaugrana #Catalan #Goal-scorer #Lionel Messi #LongReads #OnOurMind #Osasuna #Paulino Alcantara #Record #Sports

Mar 10, 2014

Not just Real and Bayern, Zlatan’s PSG could also lift Champions League

Just like they did last season, PSG swept to the top of their Champions League group and showed just how far they had come with a masterclass against Leverkusen. #Barcelona #Champions League #France #KickingAround #Paris-Saint Germain #PSG #Real Madrid #Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Mar 5, 2014

With the World Cup looming, a battle rages for the soul of Brazil

While there is obvious joy in the World Cup coming to what many feel is the home of football, there is an equal (if not greater) amount of rage that is steeped among the people of Brazil. #2014 World Cup #Brazil #Confederations Cup #FIFA World Cup #football #KickingAround #Romario #Sports

Feb 14, 2014

Were Swansea right to sack Michael Laudrup?

Had it not been for Laudrup, Swansea would not be where they are today. He just needed time to steady the ship, and he would have, given what he did with extremely limited resources at Real Betis when he was in Spain. #English Premier League #EPL #football #KickingAround #Michael Laudrup #Sports #Swansea

Jan 31, 2014

The mystery behind the Neymar deal and how it might haunt Barcelona

How will fans like Jordi Cases feel the next time they go to see their heroes play, knowing that the club they support has to resort to such underhand measures to get players and has lied through its teeth to those that matter? #Barcelona #HowThisWorks #La Liga #Neymar