Heart of Football

Author: Hanu Trivedi

  • Interview: Momo Yansane – the world’s new favourite centre forward

    Interview: Momo Yansane – the world’s new favourite centre forward

    Humans have an innate ability to find an interest in things to keep themselves occupied, and to some extent, happy even during the direst of circumstances. Different people find different ways to keep their hopes alive and keep themselves engaged during times of duress.  Football fans are no exception, and during this period where the […]

  • Interview: Istiklol’s Timur Dzhuraev

    Interview: Istiklol’s Timur Dzhuraev

    Most football fans (and people) don’t know much about the Central Asian country of Tajikistan. Or at least, they didn’t until the coronavirus pandemic resulted in the Tajik football league being one of the only active football competitions in the world.  Now, the country’s football is free to watch online, and the national association has […]

  • Project 2034: How an Indian club is undertaking the most ambitious youth football project in the world

    Project 2034: How an Indian club is undertaking the most ambitious youth football project in the world

    Picture credits: Minerva Punjab FC Club Photographer Building from the bottom, achieving long-term sustainability and prioritizing youth development seems to be the latest trend in football. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, you’d be forgiven for thinking the way to grow in football was by spending as much money as possible, given the meteoric […]

  • Interview: FK Vojvodina Academy Director Duško Grujić

    Interview: FK Vojvodina Academy Director Duško Grujić

    The third and final interview of our series around Serbia’s prestigious FK Vojvodina involves the club’s Academy Director, Duško Grujić. Born near Novi Sad back in the 1970s, and a centre-back in his playing days, Grujić is currently the man responsible for bringing the next generation of talents at Vojvodina to the mainstream.  Starting off […]

  • Interview: Napredak Kruševac’s Aleksandar Mesarović

    Interview: Napredak Kruševac’s Aleksandar Mesarović

    Note for the reader: this interview was originally conducted in October 2018, when the player was at FK Vojvodina, however most of the information stays relevant to the current day.  Though Serbia is outside the spectrum of most football fans when it comes to watching the sport, the fact that the Balkan nation has produced […]

  • Interview: FK Vojvodina’s Miloš Subotin

    Interview: FK Vojvodina’s Miloš Subotin

    The job of the PR manager of any football club is often underappreciated. Not only are they tasked with preserving and improving the identity of a sporting organisation, their duties and decisions often impact entire communities, cities, and even nations.  Some PR managers spend more time than the players, coaches and directors at the club […]