featurefootball5 days 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
featurefootball6 days 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
featurefootball16 days 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
featurefootball17 days 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
featurefootball20 days 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
featurefootball21 days ago

ISL 2019 | Squad analysis for Jamshedpur FC for season 5

After failing to make it to the top four in their first appearance in the ISL, the team from Jamshedpur will try to turn their fortunes this time around. They have a new head coach in Cesar Ferrando who replaced Steve Coppell as the latter chose ATK for the fifth season of the league.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurefootball22 days ago

ISL 2019 | Squad analysis of NorthEast United FC for Season 5

After missing the playoffs on every occasion in the four-year history of the ISL, NorthEast United FC will be hoping for a change in fortunes in the fifth edition of the league. Dutchman Eelco Schattorie has now been handed charge of the side as the new coach for the 2018-19 edition.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurefootball24 days ago

ISL 2019 | Squad Analysis for Kerala Blasters for Season Five

Though Kerala Blasters’ mid-table finish wasn’t very pleasing in the eyes of their ever demanding fans, a mid season managerial change didn’t leave them with too many expectations either. David James has had his share of accolades and accusations and thi is the perfect season to prove his mettle.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month 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
featurefootballa month 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