Club Owners’ Public Spat; 6 Transfers – Matias Mirabaje, Jorge Costa, Miguel Palanca, Andrija Kaludjerovic, Andre Bikey, Everton Santos

Things are heating up with player transfers in the Indian Super League and it seems as if everyone is feeling that heat including club brass. The transfer of Mirabaje (we’ll talk about it later) to Mumbai City FC seems to have turned the Delhi Dynamos FC Director Rohan Sharma green with jealousy as he criticised the attacker’s fitness levels via a tweet. He even threw in Jorge Costa into the mix by claiming that the Dynamos had rejected him right away.

A single tweet, though, does not a spat make. You need the other side to return the shot across the bow. The CEO of Mumbai City FC, Indranil Das did exactly that albeit with dignity. He schooled Sharma, advising him not to talk trash about former work associates. Continue reading

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Lots and Lots of Signings: Josep Gombau, Iain Hume, Gerson Vieira, Mourtada Fall, Robin Singh

Do you know what the problem with East Bengal (and Mohun Bagan) is? They have this high opinion of themselves that is based on nothing but tradition. Neither of these clubs has performed well in the last decades barring one-off titles here or there. Other much poorly funded teams from hitherto unknown footballing parts of the country and overshadowed them. And, they still think they can call the shots… Continue reading

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World Cup Shocks; Habas the Henchman; “Nonsense” Trophy & a Couple of Signings

I was conflicted about this post. I was unsure whether I should write it before the beginning of the Round of 16 or after. For the record, I couldn’t make a decision. The decision was made for me simply because I dallied too long. I feel there’s a life-lesson somewhere here – something to do with how you can’t sit on the fence too long about anything and how stagnation is essentially a form of regression.

But, who cares about all, right? There are more important things to consider, like Argentina and Spain’s exit! That’s three world champions already out of the World Cup since Germany didn’t make it past the group stage. Continue reading

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Icelandic Yoga and the ISL’s Focus on Stability

The FIFA World Cup is in full swing. Are you watching? I’m trying to watch. The late-night matches don’t work for me. The rest I try. I saw Mexico beat Germany and what smashing football they played to do it too. Swashbuckling performance, I say laddie! Then, there was the mighty Vikings taking down Argentina.

While the world focused on how Messi missed his penalty vis-à-vis Ronaldo’s hat trick; I had an altogether different observation. My observation has led me to the conclusion that yoga must’ve originated in Iceland. 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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