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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.

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

Aug 10, 2013

The time is right for Gareth Bale to leave for Real Madrid

Despite the ludicrous amounts of money being hurled the way of White Hart Lane, the summer of 2013 is probably the best time to buy Bale, not just for Real Madrid, but for all parties concerned. #Bale to Madrid #EPL #Football Transfers #Gareth Bale #KickingAround #Real Madrid #Tottenham Hotspur

Aug 4, 2013

Here’s why Suarez will be worth every penny at Arsenal

Suarez himself is rumoured to be pushing for a move to Arsenal and with good reason. #Arsenal #EPL #football #Football Transfers #KickingAround #Liverpool #Luis Suarez #Sports #Suarez to Arsenal

Jul 23, 2013

The mystery surrounding Wayne Rooney’s transfer request

Unfortunately, in the world that we live in, given the Iron Curtain-like secrecy that football clubs employ in order to guard their innermost secrets, fact and fiction tend to sometimes become indiscernible. #Chelsea #EPL #football #KickingAround #Manchester United #Rooney transfer #Sir Alex Ferguson #Sports #Wayne Rooney

Jul 12, 2013

Was Villa ever truly happy at Barcelona?

Despite winning a deserving plethora of trophies that a player of El Guaje’s ilk surely deserves, was he truly happy in Catalonia? #Athletico Madrid #Barcelona #David Villa #football #KickingAround

Jul 3, 2013

Brazil find their finisher in Fred

The fox in the box is a position that is rapidly dying out and of the great predators that once lined up on pitches all across the world, few are currently active and those who are are in the twilight of their careers. #Brazil #FIFA Confederations Cup #football #Fred #KickingAround #Neymar #Sports

Jun 17, 2013

Brazil’s FIFA ranking of 22 is just a number

Brazil are ranked 22nd in the world. Yes, you heard me. Not second, not even a rather embarrassing twelfth, but twenty-second in the world. #Brazil #FIFA Confederations Cup #Japan #KickingAround #Neymar da Silva

Jun 10, 2013

Messi’s singularity and how Barcelona have evolved after Guardiola

For all we know, Guardiola knew what an overdependence on Messi would cost Barcelona. #Barcelona #Bayern Munich #football #KickingAround #Lionel Messi #Pep Guardiola #Sports

Jun 8, 2013

It will take a changed Mourinho to succeed at Chelsea again

Like Mourinho did at Chelsea, he delivered trophies in his two seasons at Inter Milan. But like he did at Chelsea, he also left a vacuum which the Italians are still struggling to plug. #Chelsea #English Premier League #José Mourinho #KickingAround #Soccer #Sports