featurefootball19 days ago

ISL 2018 | Have most sides got FC Goa totally wrong

The detailed Spanish elements in the ISL were introduced by FC Goa and no matter how effective Bengaluru FC and how flamboyant Jamshedpur FC seem at times, the way Sergio Lobera’s men play would make one sit up and watch in delight. But, who exactly has kept them ticking is still complicated.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball24 days ago

ISL 2018 | Could changing priorities be key to FC Pune City’s self-discovery

With contention for title hardly an option now and Pune’s season nothing more than a lost cause, it would be the perfect time for Pradyum Reddy to get his priorities right. Pune play five games before ISL goes into a long break and it would be upon them to earn some of their credibility back.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball25 days ago

ISL 2018 | Best Indian Super League XI after second phase

The Indian Super League has seen their heroes changing almost every game week with players getting in and out of form very quickly. Even amidst this madness, there have been some who were able to hold their form over a period of three-four games, and they feature in our best XI of the second phase.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month 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
featurefootball2 months 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
featurefootball2 months 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
featurefootball2 months 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
featurefootball2 months ago

ISL Tactical Analysis | Tactical sagacity helps Bengaluru outwit Chennai at home for first time

Bengaluru FC played out an entertaining match against Chennaiyin FC on Sunday that had everything to offer – tactical shrewdness, a stunning goal, fast paced counters, and a deserving result. However, in doing so, both teams revealed too much for others to exploit them in the upcoming months.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball3 months ago

ISL 2019 | Squad Analysis of FC Goa for season five

FC Goa were easily the most eye-catching team to watch last season with Sergio Lobera indoctrinating the Spanish way of football in no time. Though it helped them reach the playoffs, the essence faded away in later stages and their next target this season should ideally be to aim for the title.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball3 months ago

ISL 2018-19 | Squad Analysis of Chennaiyin FC for season five

Chennaiyin FC were one of the few teams to show consistency last season as John Gregory became the first Englishman to win the ISL title. However, no ISL club has successfully defended their title in the history of the league and it will be a tough for the Marina Machans to replicate that feat.
Subhayan Dutta