Kerala Blasters vs. ATK Preview

Best Chance in 3 Years for KBFC to Beat ATK

This is a big one, folks. It’s important for many reasons. The obvious is that it is the first match of this season. The next is that it is a repeat of the last year’s final in terms of teams and venue both. It is also important for Teddy and Meulee to start the season on the front foot. The most crucial reason though is the rivalry. Oh, the rivalry…

These two teams are possibly the most successful in the history of Indian Super League in terms of consistency. They’ve contested two of the three finals. However, the rivalry really came to a boil last season when ATK beat KBFC fifth time in 8 meetings at, you guessed it, the Tuskers’ home ground. That must’ve burned and KBFC fans must be itching for revenge. Continue reading

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How Useful Are Indian Arrows In Modern Times?

So… I got tired of doing armchair scouting series. I’m sure you got tired of reading it. This doesn’t mean I won’t do more of that. It just means that there’ll be stuff like this one thrown in sometimes. With the U17 World Cup over (guess what, India set a record for attendance), I felt it was logical for me to comment on the situation.

No, I’m not gonna waste our time on commenting on how great our team was or how distant we are from the required standards (been done to death both of them), what I want to talk about is the next step. It seems like the AIFF is all set to revive the Indian Arrows. That means you’ll be reading about the Indian Arrows here. Continue reading

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Armchair Scouting: Who Is Ahmed Jahouh?

Let me make something very clear to you lot out there, the signing of Jahouh is a damn coup for FC Goa. His skill set is such that I expect him to dominate the midfield in every game for the Gaurs. He is that bloody good.

There’s this dude called Nisanth who wrote a piece for Goal.com recently titled “Marcelinho Who?…” It’s a well-written article and the theme is unique too but I feel that he missed a beat there. Well, Nisanth buddy, you talked about unknowns making a difference in ISL4. Jahouh will be one of those unknowns that you’re looking for and should’ve included in your article. Continue reading

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Armchair Scouting: Who Is Adilson Goiano?

Did you know? Adilson Goiano has played for Mourinho? Oops, I got the spelling wrong there. It’s Morrinhos. It’s not the manager but a club. I can see why you would think he played for Jose Mourinho when he actually played for a very small club in Brazil. Gotcha, didn’t I? I couldn’t help but begin this armchair scouting piece without that little bit of trolling. What’s the point of the internet if there’s no trolling, eh? In any case, I’m sure you’ve figured out that I’ll be analysing Adilson Goiano in this instalment of Armchair Scouting. Continue reading

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Armchair Scouting: Who Is Miku Fedor?

When I did a review of foreign players in the Indian Super League, Miku Fedor didn’t feature. That post came out on September 4th and Miku’s signing was only completed at the end of August. There wasn’t enough time for me to update that post. It was too big anyway and I couldn’t really add more to it. I just figured then that I’ll be writing this post in the future and let it go.

For the record, Miku deserved to be a part of that post. More so, than many other players. Why is that? You need to scout the player out for that… oh… right. You’re a smart one. Here’s my report. Continue reading

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