featurefootball14 days ago

ISL 2018 | Can Bengaluru FC “suffer” their way to glory

Bengaluru FC became the third team to get a win in ATK’s backyard this season, but it wasn’t about the three points as much as it was about the manner in which they did it. Coppell has emerged as BFC’s biggest challenge in the last two seasons and Carles Cuadrat would be delighted to start atop.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball17 days ago

ISL 2018 | Is Indian Super League finally on its way up?

While most managers have been heard complaining about their leaky defence with ISL seeing 63 goals in the opening 22 games, for a neutral football watcher, it couldn’t get any better. ISL has got just one 0-0 so far, which leads to the question if the league is finally getting better.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball20 days ago

ISL 2018 | Best XI from Game Phase 2 so far

ISL has definitely had a major upgrade this season with the viewers seeing more teamwork and fluent passing play than ever. However, there are also players capable of influencing the game, and sometimes outcomes, singlehandedly and we bring the best eleven of that lot from game phase 2 so far.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball23 days ago

ISL 2019 | Studs and Duds from Match Phase 2 so far

Indian Super League has thrown quite a few surprises so far this season with many expected stars flopping whereas some of the new imports already making a mark for themselves with scintillating displays. With seven matches played post the 10-day break, we look at the studs and duds from the matches.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

ISL 2019 | Is Stephen Coppell the right man for the ATK job after all

Steve Coppell mightn’t have won a single trophy in the ISL despite three years of management, but franchises’ repeated faith in him goes onto prove that the 63-year-old has all the ingredients to achieve it. ATK could be Coppell’s best chance and the Delhi win has given us a lot to think about.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

ISL 2019 | Best XI from the 1st Gameweek

There is no doubt that the fifth season of ISL has seen more power-packed performance than most of the games combined in the first four seasons. With tactically superior managers marching in with their unknown talents, every match is eye-catching. Here is the best eleven from game week one.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

ISL 2019 | Studs and Duds from FC Goa’s comprehensive 3-1 win over Chennaiyin FC

FC Goa returned to winning ways against Chennaiyin FC after a frustrating draw last week as the defending champions slumped to their second defeat of the season. While Goa were better of the two sides, both teams had players who excelled and also those who could have done much better on the day.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

ISL 2019 | Studs and Duds from Mumbai FC’s entertaining draw against Kerala Blasters

Though Mumbai returned from Kochi with a valuable point in what looked like a lost cause, their fans know well that they have to improve a lot if they are to compete for the title. Here are the studs and duds from the 1-1 draw, which could indicate what to expect from whom in the next few months.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

ISL 2019 | Squad analysis of Pune City FC for season five

Pune was the last team to qualify for the play-offs in the previous edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) before they were hammered by Bengaluru in the semi-finals. They have now appointed Miguel Angel Portugal as their new coach and are ready to go a couple of steps further this time around.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurefootballa month ago

ISL Tactical Analysis | NorthEast negates Goa's high press to keep them at bay

Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium Guwahati saw a spectacle on Monday as their home side took on the prolific FC Goa team from last season, which ended up being a tactical showoff between two beautiful footballing minds. However, it was debuting ISL manager Eelco Schattorie, who has won the first round.
Subhayan Dutta