Are you wondering why FC Pune City has been so poor since the Indian Super League started? After all, they’ve never stood higher than the sixth position in the league. Well, I have an assumption that I will share in this post with you.
You already know that we’re talking about Pune City because of last night’s game. The score may have ended 2-3 but it flatters FC Pune City. It is only by virtue of three stubborn foreigners that they got two goals. Continue reading
Cross Pollination of Players between the Pride and the Stallions
It is refreshing to have a break of three days in between Indian Super League games. The break was well utilised I can assure you with loads of food, drinks and merrymaking. I kid you. My break was full of diapers and baby food. Equally exciting, though, I assure you. Today’s matchup is a very interesting one. There are multiple variables at play between FC Pune City and Delhi Dynamos. There is no way in hell that I will be predicting this game. What I will do is try to point out key points. Here we go. Continue reading
Someone Give Me What Kattimani Smoked At Half Time!
So, Goa beat Chennai yesterday… barely. Thanks to their goalkeeper, Chennaiyin got a very good sniff of a point in that game. I have a feeling they played so well because Laxmikant Kattimani offered them a whiff of whatever it was that he was smoking at halftime. Heck, I want me some of that shit too. After all, it must’ve come from Goa. Continue reading
Possession Based Tiki-Taka Visits English Counterattacking
Two draws in the first two games of the season… I thought that kind of thing only happened in Serie A. It seems like we Indians like our pizzas far too much. With Materazzi gone, the upcoming game will not have any Italian influence whatsoever. We’ll see English counterattacking from Chennaiyin FC against the Spanish tiki-taka in this game.
John Gregory and Sergio Lobera couldn’t be from more different footballing schools. Lobera has worked with managerial legends from the very beginning at Barcelona while Gregory has come up the ranks in English football. The schooling is different, the style of play is different, but the refrain will most probably be the same as what Indian football fans have all been arguing about since forever – Barcelona vs. Manchester United/City, Real Madrid vs. Arsenal, and Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea. Continue reading
A Disappointment Writ Large
That match was a disappointment in 500 different ways. I felt so down and out after the game that I simply decided to crash for the day, although single malt whiskey may have something to do with it. But it says a lot about any game if you can’t enjoy it even with the crutch of alcohol. There was so much wrong yesterday that I don’t even know where to begin. I’ll try though. Continue reading