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Varun is the News Editor at Football Italiano, the second largest English speaking Italian football website. He has also contributed to Italian football website Daily Calcio, been a guest writer for international magazine Playing for Peace, published by the African Centre for Conflict Resolution (ACCORD) and continues to be a feature columnist for Bleacher Report.

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Xbox One U-Turn proves consumer is king, but at what cost?, Bytesize

Xbox One U-Turn proves consumer is king, but at what cost?

Microsoft announced on Wednesday night that it will go back on its decision to make Xbox One a primarily online device, and restored game ownership to the joy of gamers around the world. But, does this U-turn have any downsides?

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Monday, 24 June 2013 at 5:13 pm

Are Chelsea really the villains for sacking Di Matteo?, Football

Are Chelsea really the villains for sacking Di Matteo?

This morning sounded another death knell for a Chelsea manager as Roman Abramovich wielded his favourite axe to sack Champions League winning manager Roberto Di Matteo from the club.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 21 November 2012 at 1:31 pm

A five-point plan to improve The Dark Knight Rises, Arts

A five-point plan to improve The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises has been out for over two weeks now, and many of you have already seen the conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman saga. However, opinions are divided about this last installment of Gotham City with some critics being full of praise, while others have not been too impressed.

By | Arts, Film | Tuesday, 7 August 2012 at 4:05 pm

Did Capello fail to understand the English ways, or did the English fail to understand him?, Sport

Did Capello fail to understand the English ways, or did the English fail to understand him?

Fabio Capello’s time as the manager of England is over and many in the country are breathing a huge sigh of relief. To say the Italian divided opinions is an understatement as he seemed to be living on borrowed time ever since the World Cup debacle. But did the Italian fail to understand English football as many have suggested, or was it simply the other way round?

By | Sport | Thursday, 9 February 2012 at 3:06 pm

Is England’s win over Spain not worth celebrating?, Sport

Is England’s win over Spain not worth celebrating?

When the final whistle was heard at Wembley on Saturday night, there was a general sense of disbelief in the entire stadium at the scoreline.

By | Sport | Monday, 14 November 2011 at 2:12 pm

What footballers, agents, managers and owners say and what they actually mean, Sport

What footballers, agents, managers and owners say and what they actually mean

Here we decode the top 10 oft-repeated quotes from the summer transfer window…

By | Sport | Friday, 26 August 2011 at 1:25 pm

Is Mourinho the Emperor from Star Wars?, Sport

Is Mourinho the Emperor from Star Wars?

If you are having a hard time believing that Jose Mourinho is indeed the Emperor, we have drawn up a list of five striking similarities between the two that shall leave you completely convinced…

By | Sport | Thursday, 18 August 2011 at 4:00 pm

Udinese are still not Arsenal’s biggest worry, Sport

Udinese are still not Arsenal’s biggest worry

The Champions Leauge qualifying draw has pitted Arsenal against Udinese but there the overachieving Italian side will be the last of the Gunner’s worries as things look set to capsize even before hitting the deeper waters.

By | Sport | Friday, 5 August 2011 at 12:46 pm

An autobiography of FIFA, Sport

An autobiography of FIFA

I am FIFA – the single most powerful sports organisation in the world. I am the one that organizes what is undoubtedly the greatest competition one will see every four years.
I have the power to bring joy and despair to millions of people in each country. When I visit you, you know you are about [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 1 June 2011 at 5:26 pm

Five things to learn from Barcelona, Sport

Five things to learn from Barcelona

They have arrived in the capital once again. Sat up in Grove hotel is a team many believe is unbeatable. A team that is quite certainly one of the best to have ever stepped onto the football field.
Like the fabled Spartans there are few if any weaknesses in this Barca side. And we have seen [...]

By | Sport | Thursday, 26 May 2011 at 5:47 pm

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