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
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
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
Chennaiyin FC and ATK play out another ISL Classic
When teams with pedigree come together, you’ve got to expect something good. It doesn’t always end up in fireworks though. Sometimes, that something good is just a very technical and tactical chess game. Other times, that something good is good ol’ fashioned punch counter-punch. When ATK visited Chennaiyin FC yesterday, it was neither. It was both! Continue reading
A Tale of Goalkeepers and a Brazilian
This post is going to be a compendium pack of four match reviews including the draw between KBFC and Jamshedpur, the Kattimani show where MCFC won 2 – 1 against Goa, and the maulings of ATK and Delhi Dynamos by FCPC and Bengaluru, respectively. But first, we have a message from our promoters. Continue reading