Goa Show Delhi the Value of the Final Ball: Delhi Dynamos FC 1 – 5 FC Goa Review

Cutting Edge Proves To Be the Difference

There was only one way that Delhi Dynamos FC was going to win against FC Goa and that was a smash and grab. This meant that Delhi had to score first and then shut up shop. Shutting up shop for them would’ve meant keeping the ball and using possession as a form of defence. But, the moment they went behind, their fate was set. Continue reading

Passing Experts to Exchange Notes: Delhi Dynamos FC vs. FC Goa Preview

Delhi Dynamos to Be Given a Lesson in the Art of the End Product by FC Goa

This is a meeting of the passing experts of the Indian Super League. Both teams are prolific passers. They like to build their attacks from the back, stroke the ball around the midfield and only then move into attack. They’re alike because they like to pass but are they really alike in how they play? You may think that this is a cryptic question but once I explain, you’ll see what I mean. For that, though, you’ll have to do some reading… Continue reading

Defensive Disaster for KBFC as FC Goa Dominate: FC Goa 5 – 2 Kerala Blasters Review

Kerala Blasters Torn Apart By Excellent Goan Attack

This game was billed as the ultimate attack vs. defence matchup. It was supposed to be a tight game. Goa must’ve lost their script. This was neither a “matchup” nor a “tight game”. It was a slaughter. It was an exhibition of excellent attacking football. It was Goa’s challenge to the rest of the league. Now, if they can only stop the Lobera – Kattimani Bromance. Continue reading

Bengaluru “Traditionalists” Grounded by Goan “Purists”: FC Goa 4 – 3 Bengaluru FC Review

Bengaluru Conservatives Outshone by Goa’s Purist Football

Didn’t I call this one, folks? Didn’t I call it right when I said it will be tasty? It was tasty like gourmet affairs. It was tasty like pakodas in monsoon. It was tasty like a pint of beer after a hearty steak. Damn it, it was tasty like coming home to your wife’s chai. It was tasty, whatever your definition of tasty is. Continue reading

The Tasty Tie-up: FC Goa vs. Bengaluru FC Preview

Two Styles of Football to Decide the Age-Old Debate in Football?

This game is probably the most interesting in the entire ISL4 season, if you think about it. You need to be a neutral to see why this game is interesting, of course. You need to forget all the derbies, grudges, and rivalries. You need to be a football purist or a football pragmatist to really appreciate this matchup. I’m a football purist but I understand the position of football pragmatists, which is why I find this matchup to be so damn tasty. I’m talking of today’s game between FC Goa and Bengaluru FC. Continue reading