The Author

Pavan Mano
Pavan Mano

Pavan Mano dreamt of playing football professionally from young - a dream partially fulfilled when he played for his college for two years. Ever since then, he has clung on to the belief that it's better to be a has-been than a never-was.

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(S)lumbering giants

by Pavan Mano

Pavan Mano muses about Manchester United and its players quality in the aftermath of the Stoke defeat.

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Strangers on the field

by Pavan Mano

Pavan Mano on what it is like to be a goalkeeper, and why it is possibly the most important role in the game.

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The Frenchman of Dar as-sina’ah

by Pavan Mano

Pavan Mano charts the fictional narrative of Dar as-sina’ah – a company that had it all, and then went on to lose it all; or, a metaphorical account of one football club’s tumble from the top.

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Manchester United, Sir Alex, and me

by Pavan Mano

Pavan Mano’s personal tribute to, and memories of, Sir Alex following his decision to call it quits after 26 years in charge of the world’s biggest football club.

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On (dis)respect, cannibalism, and Luis Suarez

by Pavan Mano

After Luis Suarez bizarrely attempted to chew part of Branislav Ivanovic’s arm off last night, Pavan Mano reflects on the striker’s latest transgression and what it means in the context of his future and Liverpool’s.

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The secret world of Paolo di Canio

by Pavan Mano

Pavan Mano takes a lighthearted look at what Paolo di Canio must have been thinking during the Tyne-Wear derby as his side fired three goals past Newcastle.