Author Archives: Alikhan Mukhamedi

Square+R2, or Look at His Dab.

Adolfo Dybala always wanted his children to become professional football players. Two older brothers could not make their father’s dream come true, so Adolfo decided to invest all possible resources into his youngest son, Paulo. Both of them had to drive 35 miles from their hometown, Laguna Larga, to Cordoba everyday. Laguna Larga was such a small… Read More »


  “€100 million for Pogba”,”The most expensive transfer in the history of football is just around the corner”, “Zidane needs Pogba in Real Madrid”… There have been a lot of rumors about Pogba’s future, as he is certainly the most discussed figure on the transfer market. I hope and pray that he decides to stay… Read More »

Hurricane Jamie?

After reading Kuber’s post, I was wondering what the English starting pair of strikers would be. For the first time after the 2002 World Cup (Michael Owen, Teddy Sheringham, Robbie Fowler), England finally has a wide variety of top-class forwards. Based on their tactics in the qualifying and friendly games in the last two years, they… Read More »

Di Francesco vs. Montella. Who will be Milan’s coach next season?

It is still unknown whether AC Milan will have a new coach next year. For the last couple of weeks, Italian journalists argued that Sinisa Mihajlovic’s fate in Milanello is sealed. If this is indeed true, there are two coaches that could help Milan regain its former greatness. Eusebio Di Francesco Di Francesco has necessary qualities to successfully… Read More »

The Kazakh Fairy Tale

Founded only six years ago, FC Astana is the first football club from Kazakhstan to reach the group stage of the UEFA Champions League (UCL). There are four qualifying rounds that teams need to proceed in order to participate in the UCL. Kazakhstan Premier League’s ranking coefficient allows champions of Kazakhstan to start from the… Read More »