Opinions galore on everything about the surrogate religion, that is sport.
ARNAV KHANNA | 23rd July 2021
THE FAN POV: WHY SANCHO TO UNITED FEELS LIKE A SAFE SPACE
Instead of saying “what could have been”, can we just appreciate Jack Wilshere? Arnav Khanna writes a feature on the former Arsenal midfielder, his highs, his lows and everything else.
ARNAV KHANNA | 19th July 2021
THE FAN POV: WHY SANCHO TO UNITED FEELS LIKE A SAFE SPACE
Our in-house Manchester United fan, Arnav Khanna pours his heart out on how the signing of Jadon Sancho makes him and every United fan feel.
SRINIVAS SADHANAND | 6th July 2021
WHY YOU NEED TO JUMP ON THE PEDRI HYPETRAIN
Pedri has been Euro 2020’s standout young player but is he the tournament’s outstanding player? Srinivas Sadhanand thinks he may well be and tells you why you need to jump on the Pedri hypetrain.
S. SOORAJ | 22nd June 2021
APPRECIATING DINESH KARTHIK: THE COMMENTATOR
Dinesh Karthik is a natural as a commentator and amongst everyone showering praise on DK behind the mic, S. Sooraj is another one.
SOORAJ SURESH | 13th June 2021
WHY R. ASHWIN IS AN ALL-TIME GREAT
Sanjay Manjrekar tweeted out controversially that Ravichandran Ashwin is not an all-time great. Sooraj Suresh proves why Ashwin is already an all-time great.
SOORAJ SURESH | 13th June 2021
WHAT IF THE WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP HAPPENED IN 2007?
With the World Test Championship final looming between India and New Zealand, Sooraj Suresh explores what things would be like if the WTC happened all the way back in 2007?
SOORAJ SURESH | 3rd June 2021
WHY KOHLI AND WILLIAMSON HAVE NEVER WON AN ICC TROPHY
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson have never won an ICC trophy as captains. The World Test Championship Final is the perfect opportunity to break the duck. Sooraj Suresh explores the reasons behind why the 2 best batsmen of the modern era have yet to crack the winning code as skippers.
SRINIVAS SADHANAND | 5th May 2021
CITY 2.0- MESMERIC AND MONSTROUS IN EQUAL MEASURE
Manchester City have reached their first ever Champions League final and Srinivas Sadhanand writes about the emergence of City 2.0- 50% mesmeric, 50% monstrous.
SAMRIDH SINHA | 3rd May 2021
A MANCHESTER UNITED FAN’S OPEN LETTER TO PAUL POGBA
Manchester United fan, Samridh Sinha writes an open letter right from the heart to Paul Pogba on why the Frenchman needs to stay at his beloved club.
SRINIVAS SADHANAND | 29th April 2021
MANCHESTER CITY- FROM BOTTLERS TO MENTALITY MONSTERS
Riyad Mahrez scored a magical free-kick as Manchester City beat PSG 1-2 in the Champions League semi-final. Srinivas Sadhanand rounds up Pep Guardiola’s men’s biggest night in Europe.
HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE | 23rd April 2021
THE FALL OF AN EMPIRE: LÖW’S GERMANY
Harshavardhan Ghadge writes a feature on the fall of an empire by putting Joachim Löw’s Germany under the microscope.
SRINIVAS SADHANAND | 20th April 2021
I COULDN’T ENJOY LIVERPOOL VS LEEDS. WHY? THE EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE
The European Super League has united football fans in fighting against it’s formation. And Srinivas Sadhanand isn’t any different, who writes an emotional feature on why it’s ruining football, starting with Liverpool vs Leeds last night.
KABIR ALI | 16th April 2021
RED BULL VS MERCEDES: IT’S A TITLE FIGHT, ALRIGHT!
SRINIVAS SADHANAND | 15th April 2021
PHIL FODEN IS NO LONGER A WONDERKID, HE’S A SUPERSTAR
AMOGH PANSE | 9th April 2021
A MATEO KOVACIC APPRECIATION PIECE
THE WRITERS ROOM | 26th March 2021
THE MTAG WRITERS PICK THEIR FAVORITE F1 TRACKS
AMOGH PANSE| 23rd March 2021
A CHELSEA FAN’S TAKE ON WHY TUCHEL IS THE PERFECT APPOINTMENT
SRINIVAS SADHANAND| 13th March 2021
RODRI’S REDEMPTION NEEDS TO BE TALKED ABOUT
SRINIVAS SADHANAND| 16th February 2021
ABILITY VS AESTHETICS: FOOTBALL’S AGE-OLD DEBATE
ATUL KUMAR MAURYA| 13th January 2021
MY LOVE FOR FAST BOWLING
Human beings having the ability to bowl balls at the speed of supercars and having the accuracy of snipers isn’t talked about enough. Our latest feature is a tribute to these superpowers and much more that make fast bowling a true craft.
JAI SINGH| 4th January 2021
STEVEN GERRARD: MY FOOTBALLING HERO
A lifelong Liverpool fan writes a tribute to Mr. Liverpool himself, Steven Gerrard. This one’s straight from the heart.
M.RAYYAN JEHANGIR RAJA | 3rd January 2020
UNPOPULAR OPINION: THERE’S POSITIVES TO THE KOEMAN REIGN
Koeman’s time at Barcelona has seen him get loads of stick. But he’s managed to bring some positives to the club as well. Here’s looking at the bright side.
HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE | 22nd December 2020
APPRECIATING TONI KROOS
Toni Kroos was, is and will always be elite. In a sport where time waits for no man, here’s appreciating a genius who always seems to have that extra second.
ADITYA GOKHALE | 26th November 2020
RANKING MY TOP 5 MAX VERSTAPPEN MOMENTS
Our very own No.1 Max Verstappen fan ranks his personal favorite top 5 moments from F1’s most charismatic driver. You don’t want to miss this.
KABIR ALI | 17th November 2020
LIVERPOOL 3.0- WHY KLOPP NEEDS TO EVOLVE OR SEE HIS EMPIRE DISSOLVE
With van Dijk being out for the entire season through injury, followed by Joe Gomez and the likes of Robertson, Trent and Henderson also picking up knocks, we analyze why it’s time for transform Liverpool once again to stay dominant.
CHENGAPPA CARIAPA | 30th October 2020
AN ARSENAL FAN’S HONEST TAKE ON ÖZIL
Name a more divisive footballer than Mesut Özil , we’ll wait. Till then, an Arsenal fan gives his honest take on the German, from his time at the club to what he thinks about M10 being left out of the Premier League squad and everything in between.
MAHADEVAN SANKAR | 27th October 2020
WHY I LOVE RB LEIPZIG
One of MTAG’s finest, Mahadevan Sankar is an ardent Man United fan. But he’s found a second love in RB Leipzig. Here’s the man himself on why he loves the club and follow them religiously.
HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE | 4th October 2020
IS AMERICA FOOTBALL’S NEXT SUPERPOWER?
From Pulisic and Reyna to McKennie and Dest, gone are the days when the American didn’t have a say in football. But is this golden generation ready to be the next superpower? Our feature assesses this and more.
ADITYA GOKHALE | 27th September 2020
A BARÇA FAN’S HONEST FAREWELL TO LUIS SUÁREZ
Unless you live under a rock, you know that Luis Suárez has left Barcelona for Atlético Madrid. How do you sum up everything the Uruguayan has done during his time at the Catalan club? Hint: You can’t. But our very own Barça fan does his best to give Luisito an honest farewell.
KABIR ALI | 20th September 2020
INSIDE F1’S ONLINE TAKEOVER GONE GLOBAL
F1 is adored across the plane but over the space of a couple of years, it’s popularity has seen a boom. A social media revolution, a Netflix docu-series and crucial moves after, the sport’s seen an online takeover, an aspect we look to explore.
RAVI RAJ | 16th September 2020
A SCATHING TAKE ON BCCI’S DEAFENING SILENCE ON RACISM
With Ishant Sharma’s clear racial discrimination towards Darren Sammy, here’s an opinion piece on BCCI’s deafening silence and how it’s high time they stop pushing sensitive and essential matters such as racism under the rug.
KUSHAGR DIXIT | 30th August 2020
THE ROYAL ROOTS OF INDIAN CRICKET
Cricket’s a religion in India but do we know the royal roots behind why it became a phenomenon? Here’s a history lesson for you with our newest feature.
HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE | 29th August 2020
CAN WE START CALLING IMMOBILE WORLD-CLASS?
Ciro Immobile went on to win the European Golden Shoe and yet people tiptoe around if the Italian’s world-class. We ponder these lingering doubts and hone in on why Immobile is indeed world-class.
ADITYA GOKHALE | 27th August 2020
WHY DOES MESSI WANT TO LEAVE BARCELONA?
Messi is leaving Barcelona. Yes, it’s happening but what has driven the club legend to this point where the relationship is broken beyond repair? In our latest piece, we analyze why Messi is on his way out.
KABIR ALI | 14th August 2020
MO SALAH: A VICTIM OF HIS OWN SUCCESS?
Despite being world-class, week in and week out, does Mo Salah get the shine he deserves? We don’t think he does and here’s a brief breakdown on why exactly the Egyptian is a victim of his own success.
CHENGAPPA CARIAPA | 10th August 2020
THE STORIES OF FOOTBALL’S SUBURBAN SUPERSTARS
SRINIVAS SADHANAND | 28th July 2020
ADIOS DAVID SILVA: NUMBERS DON’T DO JUSTICE TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE’S MOST UNIQUE GENIUS
HARSHAVARDHAN GHADGE | 21st July 2020
MADRID’S 34TH: A CASE STUDY IN DETERMINATION
ATUL KUMAR MAURYA | 20th July 2020
AN HOMAGE TO THE FORGOTTEN HEROES FROM THE GREATEST ODI OF ALL TIME
JAI SINGH | 30th June 2020
HOW KLOPP TURNED DOUBTERS INTO BELIEVERS
KUSHAGR DIXIT | 28th June 2020
THE JOURNEY OF THE TENNIS RACKET
RAVI RAJ \ 22nd May 2020
MARK RAMPRAKASH AND THE DEMONS OF UNFULFILLED POTENTIAL
MANISH SHARMA \ 23rd April 2020
THE Ellyse PERRY STORY- A LESSON IN PERSISTENCE
MAX LOMBARDIA \ 19th April 2020
MATTEO GABBIA: MILAN’S UNCUT GEM
ATUL KUMAR MAURYA \ 18th April 2020
JULES BIANCHI- GONE TOO SOON
ADITYA GOKHALE \ 13th April 2020
THE VERSTAPPEN EFFECT- F1’S CHANGING OUTLOOK TOWARDS YOUNG DRIVERS
TAPAN UNADKAT \ 20th March 2020
Studying The IPL Revolution That Changed Cricket Forever
MAX LOMBARDIA \ 11th March 2020
TOP OF THE LEAGUE, BUT THERE’S A LOT LEFT TO BE DESIRED: DECODING THE JUVE CONUNDRUM
SRINIVAS SADHANAND \ 13th February 2020
MISSION MAHREZ IS FINALLY IN FULL FLIGHT AND IT’S TIME TO SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE
ANIRUDH SOMAN \ 8th February 2020
THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF BEING A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER
ABHISHEK DASH \ 6th February 2020
Swimming With The Sharks: The Emiliano Buendía Story
ARE YOUNG PLAYERS SET UP TO CRASH AND BURN IN FOOTBALL’S FINANCIALLY-FUELLED CLIMATE?
FROM THE INDIAN STREETS TO THE PORTUGUESE FLOODLIGHTS: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH S.C. ALBA’S SUNAI CHABBRA
Delving Into The Overlooked Transfer Approach Of Signing Players From Relegated Clubs
AN ODE TO THE BLACK CAPS- THE EMBODIMENT OF THE GENTLEMAN’S GAME?
What makes this current crop of New Zealanders is the fact that while they leave it all out on the pitch, there is a personal side to all of these seasoned pros that reveals itself to the fans and adds a certain narrative to each of their stories which makes for the Black Caps to be the embodiment of what is rightly referred to as the gentleman’s game.
BALLON D’OR FÉMININ: AN EXERCISE IN PR??
Megan Rapinoe has been stealing headlines for all the right reasons. Her stances on inclusivity in football through aspects such as demanding equal pay for women as well as her openness about her sexual orientation have made her a role model. On the back of a World Cup winning campaign, Rapinoe has had a terrific year. However, playing just 6 matches for Reign FC this season, did the American deserve the ultimate individual accolade in women’s football? We tackle the question to seek answers about the puzzling decision.