Vir Chiniwala

Freelance Writer/Content Marketer

Location icon Singapore

Fresh graduate with a skillset in content and digital marketing, strategic planning and campaign optimisation.

Deeply passionate about sports, technology and everything in between. Freelanced for Last Word on Sports, Fansided along with a bi-weekly column at United Rant among others. Featured on The Middle Ground, The Asian Parent, 90min and Blasting News.

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United Rant
Rebuilding a fallen empire: Mourinho's greatest challenge

Once the curtain came down on David Moyes' reign as Manchester United manager, it was clear that the Reds required a major overhaul to bring stability back to the club. Following the inevitable reshaping of the squad and the backroom staff under Louis Van Gaal, it seems that the club is in need of major surgery once again.

The Middle Ground
07/02/2016
Euro 2016: Who's going to win? - The Middle Ground

by Vir Chiniwala WITH the Euros reaching the business-end of the competition, we rank the top candidates who could claim the trophy. 1. Germany The overwhelming favourites to win the tournament, Der Manschaft have exhibited typical German efficiency in reaching the quarter-finals.

The Middle Ground
07/01/2016
Is Brexit an "own goal" for Britain? - The Middle Ground

by Vir Chiniwala SINCE the landmark Brexit vote, people have been talking about its implications on the economy and the currency. Its ramifications on British sport have yet to be thoroughly analysed. It will take a minimum of two years for Britain to leave the European Union (EU) and the negotiations will impact every sector in the United Kingdom (UK) - sport included.

The Asian Parent
05/31/2016
Playing With Dad: 3 Ways To Bond Without the iPad

Playing with dad can be more than just hanging out with the iPad. Here are three ways dads and kids can bond without the ubiquitous gadget. Sometimes, it might be tricky for dads to come up with exciting and engaging ways to connect with their child.

The Middle Ground
07/21/2016
China's new millionaire footballers - The Middle Ground

by Vir Chiniwala WHO would've thought that in the year England's top football league made a record breaking television rights deal of £5.14 billion (S$9.19 billion), the headlines of the world would be focused on football in China.

The Middle Ground
07/11/2016
5 notable things about the Euro 2016 Final - The Middle Ground

by Vir Chiniwala AFTER 50 matches, football's European championships came to a thrilling end with underdogs Portugal upsetting France in a dramatic extra-time winner. We take a look at the five biggest takeaways from the final. 1. Portugal isn't just about Cristiano Ronaldo Around the 16th minute in the game, Ronaldo was brought down after a clumsy tackle by France's Dimitri Payet.

The Middle Ground
07/15/2016
Tax fraud: How celebrity footballers keep their millions - The Middle Ground

by Vir Chiniwala IT'S common understanding that the biggest football stars earn millions. What's also commonly known, but probably less publicised, is that many evade taxes in order to keep those millions. Now this issue is in the spotlight after a ruling that found celebrity footballer Lionel Messi and his father guilty of evading tax from 2007 to 2009 by using tax havens in Belize and Uruguay.

United Rant
11/20/2015
From Warrington to Wembley: Jesse Lingard's rise

Few would have guessed that Jesse Lingard would be one of Manchester United's most explosive attackers this season. Not after Memphis Depay's £25 million acquisition in the summer, nor Juan Mata's rejuvenation. Adnan Januzaj's determination to find a place in Louis van Gaal's team early in the campaign also pointed towards Lingard's exclusion.

United Rant
10/23/2015
Memphis Depay's bittersweet United honeymoon

When Manchester United announced the signing of Memphis Depay, before the end of last season, United fans were right to be excited about the prospect of watching the Eredivisie top scorer in red. Memphis' lethal combination of pace and trickery fit well with the Dutch international's swagger - very much a traditional United wide player.

United Rant
08/23/2015
Van Gaal could go with the defence he has

Two months into the summer 2015 transfer window and Louis Van Gaal has certainly strengthened Manchester United's squad with a quintet of acquisitions. Matteo Darmian is a huge upgrade over Antonio Valencia at right-back and Memphis Depay adds flair and a sense of unpredictability to United's forward line.

United Rant
07/31/2015
Meet Pedro, the man behind the curtain

Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola had little but positivity for Pedro - full name Pedro Eliezer Rodriguez Ledesma - in 2011. It aptly sums up the Catalan winger's career. Despite the Spanish international winning every trophy attainable before his 23rd birthday, Pedro has been under-appreciated in everywhere outside Catalonia.

United Rant
07/24/2015
Tracking the evolution in United's midfield

11 February 2015. Manchester United beat Burnley with a 3-1 scoreline that flattered to deceive. It was a game in which Louis van Gaal deployed his captain, Wayne Rooney in a midfield holding role. Rooney featured in 14 games in midfield last season, with the Reds' best striker largely wasted in the centre of the pitch.

United Rant
07/18/2015
The curious case of Ilkay Gündoğan

A few months ago it looked certain that Ilkay Gündoğan would be heading through the exit door at Signal Iduna Park and into the arms of the red half of Manchester. At one stage Sky Germany even reported a transfer done - pending a medical that never materialised.

Blasting News
10/22/2015
CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United: Biggest Talking Points

The young Frenchman was marked out of the game in the first half after being deployed on the left hand side by Louis Van Gaal. However, the former Monaco man looked most dangerous when picking up the ball in central areas.

Red Devil Armada
10/03/2015
Manchester United were 'Outbid' for Anthony Martial by Mystery Club

Monaco's Vice President, Vadim Vasilyev dropped a bombshell on the eve of Manchester United's clash against Arsenal claiming that there was another club that offered a larger amount of money than the Reds for Anthony Martial. With United short of attacking options upfront after the departures of Robin Van Persie, Javier Hernandez and Radamel Falcao, [...]

Last Word On Sports
01/14/2016
Lessons for Manchester United to Learn

Following Manchester United's thrilling 3-3 draw at St James' Park on Tuesday night, it seems that the Red Devils have a lot to learn.

Last Word On Sports
01/18/2016
What We Learned from Manchester United's Anfield Delight

Manchester United battled to a dramatic 1-0 victory at Anfield against bitter rivals, Liverpool, on Sunday. Below are the biggest talking points in what was a combative clash of two Premier League behemoths.

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