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Origin Stories

The Special Quote

The Special Quote

Football has never been a thing in my family, usually restricted to World Cup and of course, Brazil. But that’s not how I fell in love with this beautiful game, although the first memory I had was of the ’98 World Cup, where the only thing that got stored in my memory was not Zidane’s [...]

October 19, 2012 Ahraf Zahir Extra Time, Origin Stories 0

A Love Story That Started With The Wrong Word

A Love Story That Started With The Wrong Word

“Of all people, it’s YOU who got to be a huge footiehead,” said a long lost friend of mine after we had reconnected on Facebook. Seriously, whoever has known me till I was 7 is in for a huge surprise. I DESPISED sports as a kid. I mean, what’s the point of watching a bunch of [...]

October 19, 2012 Zuhayer Shadman Khan Extra Time, Origin Stories 0

The French Revolution

The French Revolution

I read on Plaantik about them being interested in learning about how some people became “die-hard” football fans. As I write this, I am supposed to be writing a lab report on why measuring volume of an object is better with instrument than direct using the water displacement method. Yet all I could think was [...]

October 16, 2012 Adib Ahsan Extra Time, Origin Stories 0

For the Love of Kahn and Ballack – SCHLAAAAAND!

For the Love of Kahn and Ballack – SCHLAAAAAND!

My love affair with football is nothing short of a tragic love story. Unlike most, it isn’t one of love at first sight. Ironically though, by some twisted turn of fate (one that I’m very grateful to in hindsight), my love story materialized because for once, it was the second choice that triumphed over the [...]

October 14, 2012 Zarin Tasnim Extra Time, Origin Stories 0

The Girl with the Pires Tattoo

The Girl with the Pires Tattoo

Behind every die-hard football fan, there’s a story on how he/she fell in love with it. Whether it is of great depth or out-of-the-blue silly, Plaantik would like to hear about your origins (500-600 words). We start with one of our own. Recently, I have gone two months without talking to my father. On the [...]

October 13, 2012 Aarony Zade Extra Time, Origin Stories 0