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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.

Nov 22, 2013

Road to Brazil: New French team has exorcised the ghosts of 2010

On Tuesday night, the French did just that — earned back the honour that their country had forsaken in the Rainbow Nation. #Brazil #Didier Deschamps #France #KickingAround #Ukraine #WC 2014 #World Cup

Nov 8, 2013

Champions League: No guarantees for big guns Man Utd, Juve, Chelsea

Thirty two teams take part in Europe’s premier club competition. With two games to go, only three teams are guaranteed a place in the Round of 16. #Champions League #Chelsea #Juventus #KickingAround #Manchester United #Robin van Persie #UCL

Oct 26, 2013

Time for Arsenal to show the world what kind of team they are

Arsenal stand at a similar crossroads, and how they perform against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park could well dictate how the Gunners fare against the rest of their opponents they will take on in the next month or so. #Arsenal #Arsène Wenger #Crystal Palace #English Premier League #football #KickingAround #Sports

Oct 18, 2013

It’s unfair to judge Man United manager David Moyes so early

Sir Alex after all did take five years to deliver his first trophy at Old Trafford. #Alex Ferguson #David Moyes #KickingAround #Manchester United #Old Trafford #Wayne Rooney

Oct 2, 2013

The hard work starts now for West Brom’s Saido Berahino

External forces aside, Berahino cannot get this nascent success get to his head, because like so many before him, it will be detrimental to him and it is something he has already experienced before. #English Premier League #football #KickingAround #Saido Berahino #Sports #West Bromwich Albion

Sep 24, 2013

Sturridge’s meteoric rise fuels Liverpool expectations

Sturridge left an impression on those who watched him whenever he stepped onto the pitch, his goals a testament to the talent he possessed. #Daniel Sturridge #EPL #football #KickingAround #Liverpool #Luis Suarez #Premier League

Sep 13, 2013

Lessons Indian football needs to learn from Japan

The Japanese have a philosophy called bushido, which teaches righteousness, loyalty, respect, honour, courage, benevolence and honesty, all of which when put together essentially puts society first. #football #India #InMyOpinion #Japan #KickingAround #Sports

Sep 5, 2013

Ozil signing will ensure glory returns to Arsenal

At Ashburton Grove, he will play alongside Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Tomas Rosicky, who are arguably some of the most talented creative players the Premier League can boast of now. #Arsenal #Arsène Wenger #English Premier League #EPL #KickingAround #Mesut Ozil

Aug 29, 2013

Meet the Bangalore Gunners, India’s own Arsenal Supporters Club

Founded more than five years ago, thousands of miles away from the Emirates Stadium, Bangalore’s Arsenal supporters come together in their numbers every week to watch their beloved Gunners play. #Arsenal #Arsenal Supporters Group #Bangalore Gunners #EPL #KickingAround #OnOurMind

Aug 17, 2013

EPL: The many joys of watching the Premier League in person

But the excitement and exhilaration at all those clubs paled in comparison to when I watched an Arsenal home game for the first time at the Emirates Stadium. #Arsenal #English Premier League #football #KickingAround #Manchester City #Manchester United #OnOurMind #Sports