The Game of Jekyll & Hyde: Mumbai City FC vs. Bengaluru FC Preview

Both Teams are Blowing Hot and Cold…

Most previews tend to focus on the last games of the contending teams to determine their “forms”. But, form by definition is how the teams have been performing in the last few games. Generally, I would analyse the last 4 to 5 games but I find that excessive since every Indian Super League franchise only plays 18 games total. I feel looking back at the last 2 games provides a good education on the two teams’ forms. Looked at through that lens, both Mumbai City FC and Bengaluru FC are blowing hot and cold. Continue reading

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JFC Show Teeth; MCFC Show Grit: Jamshedpur FC 2 – 2 Mumbai City FC Review

JFC Find Cutting Edge; Promptly Lose Defensive Solidity

Jamshedpur FC would regret this result. Not because they didn’t play well but because they almost had that elusive first home win. Jamshedpur FC messed up on what they’ve been so good at since the beginning of the season – defence. After having gone down a goal, they actually managed to take the lead only to blow it in the end. Mumbai City FC, in contrast, now have the ignominious honour of conceding as many goals to JFC as seven other teams in the league. Tsk tsk… Continue reading

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Super Machans Stifle the Blunt Men of Steel: Jamshedpur FC 0 – 1 Chennaiyin FC Review

Jamshedpur FC’s Attacking Woes Continue; Chennaiyin FC Show How to Kill Off Opponents…Again

I like technical games but let me be honest. During the festive season, you don’t really want to see technical games. You want stuff that gets your blood pumping and brings you to the edge of your seat. Yesterday’s game between Chennaiyin FC and Jamshedpur FC wasn’t it. It was a dull affair and I’ve come to realise that virtually every Chennaiyin FC game is a dull affair. Don’t get me wrong, the Super Machans are a great footballing side but They. Just. Don’t. Entertain. Continue reading

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Efficient FCPC Put Goa to the Sword: FC Goa 0 – 2 FC Pune City Review

One-Trick Pony FC Goa Lose Because of No Plan B

A high flying team was brought down to Earth yesterday and a blogger humbled. The high flying team was FC Goa, the blogger yours truly. The deliverer of this grounding and humbling was, of course, FC Pune. Here’s the thing though. The high flying team still remains in the best position in the league and the blogger only mortified. Both have a way to go before being counted out completely. Continue reading

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A Tale of Momos, Vada Pao, and the Chutney: NorthEast United FC 0 – 2 Mumbai City FC Review

Goals Make All the Difference Just Like Chutney Makes All the Difference

I don’t like the new trend of momos with mayonnaise. It’s silly. It takes away the edge of that dish. Without its red chutney, momos are basically boiled chicken in steamed flour. You enjoy the chicken but the bite is missing, if you know what I mean. NorthEast United FC were like that in this game. They attacked but they had no finish to them. I like vada pao too. Like momos, vada pao also get their bite from the red chutney. Mumbai City FC had that garlicky chutney. With that spice and that edge, they won this game. Continue reading

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