featurefootball8 months ago

ISL 2016 | 5 talking points from Atletico de Kolkata’s thrilling win over Mumbai City FC

Atletico Kolkata came back from a goal down to the win the 1st leg of their semifinal tie against Mumbai City 3-2 at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium on Saturday. Iain Hume was the star of the night with a brace for the home side. We take a look back at five of the biggest talking points from the game.
Amlan Majumdar
featurefootball9 months ago

ISL 2016 mid-season report card – What the teams are doing right and what are they doing wrong?

As we head towards the business end of the ISL season, only 2 points separate the fourth placed team from the one at the bottom. With the competition tougher than ever, we take a look at the performances of all the 8 teams so far, and predict where they are likely to finish.
Amlan Majumdar
featurefootball10 months ago

Exclusive interview – Jayesh Rane on his idols, coach Marco Materazzi, and a footballer's image

Not every story starts perfectly. In fact, the ones that don't are the stories which are at times more memorable. This is a similar story of a boy born in the city of dreams, who is now living his dreams. A dream which began when he held his uncle's hand and visited football grounds across the city.
Amlan Majumdar
featurefootball10 months ago

Why are Indian politicians jumping the football bandwagon?

Indian football has been stuck in a rut of mediocrity for as long as I can remember. The Baichung-era gave us all hope but that faded away soon. There were, however, some people who always cared deeply about the state of football in India.
Faizan Qadiri
featurefootball10 months ago

The story of Subrata Paul – From death, to love, to Arjuna Award

Subrata Paul's life and career so far can easily make it to a Harper Lee novel. Something of the Bildungsroman genre, where the protagonist comes of age. The switchblade-wielding teen has now transformed into someone who believes “humanity is the greatest religion of all”.
Amlan Majumdar
featurefootballa year ago

ISL 2016 | Team previews, predictions, players to watch out for, and more

The glitz and glamor of the Indian Super League is back for its third edition, and with the AIFF's new road map for the Indian football placing ISL at the top of the pyramid, the league has gained more importance. Here is all you need to know about ISL 2016.
Amlan Majumdar
featurefootball2 years ago

A roadmap to 'One League'- How to merge the ISL and I-league

Royal Wahingdoh became the third club to pull out of the I-League next season, after Pune FC, who have shut down their first team operations, and the newly formed Bharat FC. The future of I-League, and its clubs, looks bleak at the moment, as the call for a unified league gathers momentum. But before the 'One League' can be achieved, ISL will need to tame a lot of its inner demons.
Somyadeep Sen