featurefootball14 hours ago

ISL 2019-20 | Where will Bengaluru FC finish next season

The Blues would be starting the season with enormous expectations on their shoulders after giving two back to back good seasons in the Indian Super League. However, with the malaise of new superstars coming in, the coach getting familiar with rivals, and home venue missing out, things could change.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa day ago

ISL 2019-20 | Why Chennayin FC bought these players

John Gregory will be facing a litmus test when he takes his side to the Fatourda on October 23 to play last season’s runner-up FC Goa. However, while the Englishman would be judged from the minute one of the new season, he has arsenal up his sleeves that could fetch the club their lost glory.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 days ago

ISL 2019-20 | Why ATK bought these players

After yet another disappointing season, time is really running out for the ATK World franchise with footfalls plummeting every year. However, the management cannot really be blamed for the outcomes, for they have brought together a brilliant blend of coach and players yet again this season.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball6 days ago

Why Kerala Blasters bought these players

While Kerala Blasters fans are more than thrilled for the upcoming season, given the stars that have come their way, their manager Eelco Schattorie will be totally engrossed in how to make an elaborate plan work, especially after he more than convinced the management to water out money.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 months ago

AIFF’s relentless conundrum endangering national team's FIFA qualifiers

An idealist believes that the short run doesn’t count, while a cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. But, a realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run pretty much determines the long run.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 months ago

Sahal Abdul Samad – A needle in Igor Stimac’s haystack

Before Ruben Neves became a household name in the West Midlands, he was a sensation with European giants FC Porto and his former manager, Julen Lopetegui, in one interview while praising the midfielder had said, “Being young is a condition, not a sin”. Igor Stimac had given us a familiar air.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball3 months ago

Sergio Lobera’s good work with Indian players the reason I chose FC Goa, says Seiminlen Doungel

FC Goa’s new recruit Seiminlen Doungel has stated that Sergio Lobera’s brilliant work in developing and improving Indian players with his style was one of the reasons he chose the Gaurs. The former Kerala Blasters star also said that Lobera has given a different identity and philosophy to the club.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 months ago

Football is unique and of different style under Sergio Lobera, says Princeton Rebello

FC Goa’s emerging sensation Princeton Rebello has stated that Sergio Lobera is different from any other coaches he has played under, not only for his ideology but also his unique style of football. The 20-year-old also expressed his desire to play in the deep midfield, where he could create more.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 months ago

Antonio Lopez Habas brings more dynamism to ATK camp than experience

The re-appointment of Spain’s Antonio Lopez Habas by ATK has led many to believe that the two-time champions are falling back on a successful formula for immediate success. However, Habas’ brief stint in ISL indicates that his tactical know-how and cavalier management makes his hiring a smart move.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball5 months ago

Why would Technical Director Doru Isac’s role be bigger than the national coach

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has finally filled the vacant Technical Director’s position after almost two years as Romania’s Doru Isac took the job. And after Scott O'Donnell left the job abruptly after just one year, we try to debunk the importance of the designation in Indian football.
Subhayan Dutta